Jul 262008

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“…within the next hundred years, nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single authority. A phrase briefly fashionable in the mid 20th century–‘citizen of the world’–will have assumed real meaning by the end of the 21st.”

“…perhaps national sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.” Great thinkers in the past  “…all envisioned international law as a means of overcoming the natural tendency of states to settle their differences by force.” Strobe Talbott, former Deputy Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, July 20, 1992,  Time.

George Bush is trying to inflict as much damage possible on America in order to destroy it’s sovereignty and force Americans into a world where corporations are king, workers are a source of cheap labor as well as consumers, and supranational governments decide what rights you can have.

Bush signed an agreement with the European Union on April 30, 2007 that will form a new transatlantic economic partnership. It would lead to a framework for advancing deep EU-U.S. integration by 2015. He attended a summit in Slovenia on June 10, 2008 and met with the president of the European Union Council in order “to further strengthen our strategic partnership.” See: A Single Political Framework for U.S.-European Union by 2015? new blog, July 22, 2008.

After the meeting , a joint declaration by the two leaders included these items:

“We seek a world based on international law, democracy, the rule of law and human rights, and strengthened by broad and sustainable market-based economic growth.”

“We are committed to support effective multilateralism, based on a stronger and more efficient United Nations. We will work to strengthen the United Nations so that it can better fulfill the goals and objectives set forth in its mandate…”

UN Secretary Kofi Annan was certainly in agreement when he said:

“The United Nations once dealt only with governments. But now we know that peace and prosperity cannot be achieved without partnerships involving governments, international organizations, the business community and civil society.”

Back to the joint declaration and a comment on the transatlantic economic partnership:

“The transatlantic economy represents the most significant bilateral economic relationship in the world and has in recent years continued to grow even stronger. The Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration, which we signed at the April 2007 Summit, has succeeded in achieving closer transatlantic integration and growth by promoting regulatory rights and facilitating secure trade.”

The process for implementing this integration includes meetings (a forum) by members of the U.S. Congress and the EU Parliament and EU Council in order to develop methods to implement the plan. The expertise is provided by unelected corporate leaders and experts who “advise” the two groups on how to achieve the goal.

A document from the Transatlantic Policy Network shows how this single U.S.-EU Legislative body works toward the eventual demise of our sovereignty (as does the SPP and the FTAA):

“To help strengthen the (political) dialogue, an expansion or formal enhancement of legislative branch forums in transatlantic relations should be considered. Such an expansion or enhancement would build upon the evolving Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue (TLD) between the members of the European Parliament and the US Congress. Ideas for active consideration could include a “Transatlantic Assembly” of legislators or an enhanced EU/US Inter-Parliamentary Exchange that could carry protocol, stature and bicameral importance equivalent to those inter-parliamentary exchanges between the US and Canada or Mexico. Proposals adopted by the official reciprocal Delegations ofRep. John Mica the US Congress and the European Parliament, starting at their meeting in Houston in 1998, also provide a basis for this development.” See p. 26, Washington/Brussels-Dec. 4, 2003. Also check the roster of the U.S Congressional group to see if your senator or representative is working for some government other than the one for which he(or she) was elected. (Photo: Rep. John Mica [R-FL], a member of the EU/U.S. legislators.)

Where are we heading?

“With the full commitment of the European Commission and the U.S. administration, including regulatory officials, and a more active role for members of the European Parliament  and the U.S. Congress, the process of creating a Transatlantic Market will be an integral step in the evolution toward an eventual Transatlantic Partnership agreement, embracing the economic, political and strategic totality of the EU-U.S. relationship.” (Click here, then May 2008 TPN Report on Completing the Transatlantic Market.)

George Bush has been involved in other mergers while Americans went about their business. For example, he and Vicente Fox tried to finish the merger of the Western Hemisphere (started by George Bush Sr, and “put into high gear” by Bill Clinton, Dec. 1994). The target date for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) was 2005 but they were unsuccessful. John McCain has promised to finish it if elected president. See: John McCain in Mexico:…Yes to FTAA, July 9, 2008. (Photo: FTAA logo)

The FTAA would be run by a trade agreement for the benefit of transnational corporations. Workers are merely cheap labor.  This trading region can exercise sovereignty when the laws, etc. of the 34 member nations conflict with the FTAA agreement. The FTAA document makes this clear.

In the meantime, Bush, Vicente Fox of Mexico and PM Martin of Canada agreed to merge their three nations into an economic union of North America at Waco, Texas on March 23, 2005. It is supposed to be in place by 2010 and have governing institutions. This union will serve as a “demonstration” to the rest of South America and the Carribean that it works.

The plan is crystal clear and moving forward. Robert Muller, former United Nations Assistant-Secretary General, before the 1997 Global Citizenship 2000 Youth Congress:

“…let us create regional continental units…the European union, an American union, which I’ve been pushing too-and this is how you got the trade agreement between the US and Canada. And then we’ll take the five continents, and the five continents, if they’re united, will create a World Union.”

Professor Philip Bom wrote in 1992:

“The European Community will be transformed into an all-European union. So, too, the Americas will be transformed into an integrated region of the new global order…

“What is new is the drive and determination to develop common markets for political economic integration. Correspondingly, there is the determination to institutionalize interdependence: a new global order through regional, bilateral and multilateral regulations…and through joint parliamentary bodies.” (Philip C. Bom, The Coming Century of Commonism: the Beauty and the Beast of Global Governance)

In his National Security Strategy of the United States (June 1, 2002) George Bush declared:

“The Administration will work with Congress to enact new bilateral, regional, and global trade agreements that will be concluded under the recently passed Trade Promotion Authority.”(p. 18)

“The United States and other democracies in the Western Hemisphere have agreed to create the Free Trade Area of the Americas targeted for completion by 2005.” (p. 19)

And finally, one more fact from the EU-U.S. 2008 Summit Declaration:

“The European Commission and the United States government affirm their strong commitment to ensure the continuity of the TEC process as the key joint governance mechanism for the transatlantic economy into the future. (TEC-Transatlantic Economic Council, which includes members of the U.S. Congress.)

Now you know.

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