(June 1, 2012) With the official publication of the 2012 Bilderberg attendees, meeting secretly now in Chantilly, Virginia, perhaps the most notable attendee, apart from the regulars, is Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, widely considered to be the all time greatest chess player, later defeated by IBMâ€™s Deep Blue.
Since retiring from chess in 2005, Kasparov has become perhaps the most vocal opponent of once-again President Vladimir Putin, as the founder of the United Civil Front and the best known leader of â€œThe Other Russia,â€ a Putin-opposition coalition. Kasparov aspired to run for president in 2008, but failed to qualify. He has led numerous protests and been repeatedly arrested in his bid to oppose Putin.
In the real world, Kasparov is a clear de facto puppet of Western opposition to Putin. Back in 1991, he was awarded the â€œKeeper of the Flameâ€ by the Century for Security Policy (an organization founded by Frank Gaffney Jr. of the Project for a New American Century), typically reserved for American neocon defense policy wonks, including Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Gingrich and Caspar Weinberger.