July 14, 2013

U.S.-EU Merger Talks Underway in D.C.


Excerpts from: Transatlantic Danger:
U.S.-EU Merger Talks Underway in D.C.
Written by  -  July 10, 2013

Pooling Sovereignty, Once 'Unthinkable,' Now 'the Model'
“...the ultimate aim of the TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership]  promoters is the economic and political merger of the United States with the European Union....
      
"Shröder’s [1999] vision of an all-powerful EU central government is shared by his successor, Angela Merkel, who told reporters in 2012: ...the clear goal of the architects of the TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] is to ensnare the United States in the same ever-tightening process of economic and political integration and convergence that has transformed Europe from a continent of independent nation-states into a supranational federation ruled by unelected and unaccountable oligarchs in Brussels, unrestrained by any constitutional impediments...
     
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Now the nations of the European Union are trapped, and many of its citizens are trying desperately to extricate their countries from the tightening EU noose. They are being forced to pay for bailouts for the big banks, corporations, unions, and government boondoggles. They are being forced to accept regulations dictated by Brussels bureaucrats over all areas of their lives....
     
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As we reported previously (Transatlantic Danger: U.S.-EU Merger Talks Underway in D.C
.), the key impetus for the TTIP in this country is being provided by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).... [The] post-war movement for a united Europe had been funded by the American CIA. ...all of the top CIA individuals mentioned in the newly released documents... were also key leaders in the CFR and were carrying out the CFR’s designs. ...The CFR and ECFR are doing their best now to...'soften' the American public, so that the United States may be brought into 'The Project.'”
The first round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations has been proceeding this week (July 8 through 12) in Washington, D.C. largely under the radar. ...


The TTIP is being billed as a trade agreement and marketed by the Obama administration and corporate sponsors as an initiative that will almost magically create millions of jobs and usher in wave after wave of innovation and prosperity. But as we have reported in our in-depth look at TTIP, “Secretly Trading Away Our Independence,” there is a stealth agenda behind this “trade” agreement; the ultimate aim of the TTIP promoters is the economic and political merger of the United States with the European Union. They say so in their own words, though usually not in forums for the general public.

“In TTIP, we have the opportunity to accomplish something very significant for our economies, for our relationship, and for the global trading system as a whole,” said U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman at the opening plenary session on July 8. Froman continued: 


"...We have the opportunity to complement one of the greatest alliances of all time with an equally compelling economic relationship. And we have the opportunity to work together to establish and enforce international norms and standards..."

In the last sentence above, we catch a glimpse of the real purpose of the current negotiations: “to establish and enforce international norms and standards” and “strengthen the multilateral, rules-based trading system.” International rules, with international enforcement.


As we have reported previously, the clear goal of the architects of the TTIP is to ensnare the United States in the same ever-tightening process of economic and political integration and convergence that has transformed Europe from a continent of independent nation-states into a supranational federation ruled by unelected and unaccountable oligarchs in Brussels, unrestrained by any constitutional impediments.


When this process began in Europe decades ago, following World War II, wise observers warned that the promised trade benefits were a ruse to hide the real fact that every step forward along this path was a step for centralizing and concentrating power, while simultaneously stripping away local autonomy and national sovereignty. (See “United States of Europe.”)


Now the nations of the European Union are trapped...."  [So is America!]


"...we can be sure that it is merely a start, as the EU experience has plainly shown; if allowed to be established, it would soon mushroom to cover virtually every aspect of life. 


Privileged “Stakeholders”: Phony “Transparency” and “Consensus”

...NGO activist “stakeholders” have been assigned special rights at the negotiating table.
These include: Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth..., AFL-CIO....


While many of the players in this supposedly diverse cast will hold clashing opinions on a multitude of issues, they tend to agree on one fundamental issue: global governance, which is merely a euphemism for global government. ...
An old forgotten warning for America:  "...when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them... when your heart is lifted up and you forget the Lord your God. ... you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’... Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods... you shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the Lord your God." Deuteronomy 8:12-14, 17, 19-20
"We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed... perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed — always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body." 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

Related articles:
United States of Europe (A prophetic warning from nearly a quarter century ago)

http://crossroad.to/articles2/0013/excerpts/7-US-EU-merger.htm