How Sovereign is Europe? Washington has Murdered Privacy Rights at Home And Abroad

by Paul Craig Roberts
Published: Mar. 22, 2010 – Global Research

In the Swiss newspaper Zeit Fragen, Professor Dr. Eberhard Hamer from Germany asks, “How Sovereign is Europe?”

He examines the issue and concludes that Europe has little, if any, sovereignty.

Professor Hamer writes that the sovereign rights of Europeans as citizens of nation states were dissolved with the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty on Dec. 1, 2009. The rights of the people have been conveyed to a political commissariat in Brussels. The French, Germans, Belgians, Spanish, British, Irish, Italians, Greeks, and so forth, now have “European citizenship whatever this may be.”

The result of aggregating nations is to reduce the political participation of people. The authority of parliaments and local councils has been impaired. Power is now concentrated in new hierarchical structures within the European Union. European citizenship means indirect and weak participation by people. Self-rule has given way to authoritarian rule from top to bottom.

Professor Hamer then examines the EU commissariat and concludes that it, too, lacks sovereignty, having submitted to the will of the United States. The problem is not only that Europeans are waging an unconstitutional war ordered by the U.S. in a region of the world where Europe has no interests. Europe’s puppet state existence goes far beyond its mercenary service to the American Empire.

The EU has given in to Washington’s demand for “free access to the banking data of the central financial service provider, Swift, in Europe. All financial flows in Europe (and between Europe and the rest of the world) will now be monitored by the CIA and other American and Israeli intelligence services.” The monitoring will include transfers within Germany, for example, and within individual cities. “The data, even data of completely innocent citizens, have to be stored for five years, of course, at the expense of the banks and their customers.”

How sovereign is the EU when it it unable to protect the financial privacy of its citizens from foreign governments?

For some time Zeit-Fragen has been reporting Washington’s pressure on the Swiss government to violate Swiss statutory law in order to comply with American demands to monitor financial flows within Switzerland and between Switzerland and the world. Writers show their astonishment at the total contempt Washington has for the sovereignty of other countries and the privacy rights of their citizens.

We Americans should not be surprised. Not withstanding statutory laws, our privacy rights are long gone. In the U.S. privacy has become a cruel and expensive joke. It means that parents cannot find out about the college grades of a son or daughter without the permission of the son or daughter. It means that credit card companies, banks and other financial institutions are required to waste money sending a steady stream of “privacy notices” to customers about the use of the customer’s information. It means an American cannot get information about his account with a credit card company, telephone, cable, and Internet provider, bank, utility company or make any alteration in his account without providing a stranger with his Social Security number or other private information over and beyond one’s name, address, and account number. This routine is a joke when the government has access to everything. It is part of our Orwellian world that privacy is protected by the requirement to give strangers private information over the telephone.

The American sheeple quietly accepted the complete destruction of their right to privacy. Encouraged by success in smiting the American people, Washington has now destroyed the privacy of Europeans.

Indeed, the “freedom and democracy” government spies on the entire world and sends drones into foreign countries to murder people disapproved by Washington.

Washington denounces other governments for human rights violations while itself violating human rights every day.

Washington puts foreign leaders on trial for war crimes, while committing war crimes every day.

What happens when the dollar goes and Washington no longer has the money to bribe compliance with its demands? When that day arrives, freedom will reemerge.



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The Rich Have Stolen The Economy

War Criminals Are Becoming The Arbiters Of Law

Another War in the Works: America Is Led And Informed By Liars

Why Propaganda Trumps Truth

Europe’s Complicity in Evil

US Hypocrisy Astonishes the World

Why Not Crippling Sanctions for Israel and the US?

Threatening Iran

America, Israel’s Lackey

The World’s Least Powerful Man: The Obama Puppet

For Palestinians, Every Day Is Kristallnacht

Insouciant Americans

A Country of Serfs Ruled By Oligarchs

6 Comments on “How Sovereign is Europe? Washington has Murdered Privacy Rights at Home And Abroad”

  1. Annie Ladysmith says:

    Freedom will not reemerge. Every right that the people give up to government will never be retrieved without a complete overthrow of that government. That is not going to happen because the US government, with its Rockerfeller clan of controlers, has become, like a huge cancer, too big, too powerful, too well armed against it’s own people, and if it so desires those drones may be turned on American cities as an ultimate threat and lesson to us all. If you fight this thing on its terms, you will die, if you do not fight it you will go into slavery.

    There is only one way to make your fight count, but it comes through a spiritual reality, for in the end we are up against all the evil that a supernatural, interdemensional and well organized enemy can subject us to.
    People join Tea Parties, they cite the laws in the constitution, they fax and call their traitorist government representatives, all of this is useless and i think we are realizing the futility of these desperate attempts to make the US government abide to the laws of the nation.

    If you don’t have a bible, get one, if you don’t believe that truth can be found there, try reading Matthew 24 or chapter 13 of the Revelation and see if it dosn’t sound like the time we are living in.
    And, know this, greater minds than your own have staked their lives (literally) on the truth in this book. Stay away from the traditions of men and cling to the truth of El Shaddai, find it for yourself and make your personal history on this planet count for something. He is the Rock that never fails and the only protection we have against the total forces of evil that are coming our way.

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  6. […] Εμείς οι Αμερικανοί δεν θα πρέπει να εκπλαγούμε. Τα δικαιώματα της ιδιωτικής μας ζωής έχουν χαθεί προ πολλού. Στις ΗΠΑ η προστασία της ιδιωτικής ζωής έχει γίνει ένα σκληρό και δαπανηρό αστείο. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι οι γονείς δεν μπορούν να μάθουν για τους βαθμούς του γιου τους ή της κόρης τους στο σχολείο, χωρίς την άδεια του γιου ή της κόρης. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι οι εταιρείες πιστωτικών καρτών, οι τράπεζες και άλλα χρηματοπιστωτικά ιδρύματα υποχρεούνται να σπαταλήσουν χρήματα στέλνοντας ένα σωρό «γνωστοποιήσεις απορρήτου» στους πελάτες για τη χρήση των πληροφοριών που αφορούν τον πελάτη. Αυτό σημαίνει ότι ένας Αμερικανός δεν μπορεί να πάρει πληροφορίες για το λογαριασμό του με μια εταιρεία πιστωτικών καρτών, τηλεφώνου, της καλωδιακής τηλεόρασης, καθώς και του φορέα παροχής Internet, της τράπεζας, της εταιρείας κοινής ωφελείας ή να κάνει οποιαδήποτε αλλαγή στο λογαριασμό του χωρίς να δώσει σε ένα άγνωστο τον αριθμό του Κοινωνικής Ασφάλισης ή άλλα προσωπικά του στοιχεία εκτός από το όνομά του, τη διεύθυνση και τον αριθμό λογαριασμού του. Αυτή η διαδικασία που θεωρείται πλέον ‘ρουτίνα’ είναι ένα αστείο, όταν η κυβέρνηση έχει πρόσβαση σε όλα.   Είναι μέρος του ‘οργουελιανού’ κόσμου μας το ότι η προστασία των προσωπικών δεδομένων μας εξασφαλίζεται με την απαίτηση να δώσουμε σε ξένους ιδιώτες πληροφορίες από το τηλέφωνο. Σαν πρόβατα οι Αμερικάνοι σιωπηρά αποδέχθηκαν την πλήρη καταστροφή του δικαιώματός τους στην ιδιωτικότητα. Ενθαρρυμένη από την επιτυχία της να καταβάλλουν τον αμερικανικό λαό, η Ουάσιγκτον έχει καταστρέψει τώρα την ιδιωτική ζωή των Ευρωπαίων. Πράγματι, η κυβέρνηση της “ελευθερίας και της δημοκρατίας” κατασκοπεύει ολόκληρο τον κόσμο και στέλνει drones (μη επανδρωμένα αεροσκάφη) σε ξένες χώρες για την δολοφονία ανθρώπων που δεν εγκρίνει η Ουάσιγκτον. Η Ουάσινγκτον καταγγέλλει άλλες κυβερνήσεις για παραβιάσεις των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων, ενώ η ίδια παραβιάζει τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα κάθε μέρα. Η Ουάσιγκτον οδηγεί ξένους ηγέτες σε δίκη για εγκλήματα πολέμου, ενώ η ίδια διαπράττει εγκλήματα πολέμου σε καθημερινή βάση. Τι θα συμβεί όταν το δολάριο πέσει και η Ουάσιγκτον δεν θα έχει πλέον τα χρήματα για να χρηματοδοτεί τη ‘συμμόρφωση’ σύμφωνα με τις απαιτήσεις της; Όταν εκείνη την ημέρα φτάσει, η ελευθερία και πάλι θα αναδυθεί. ΚΟΚΚΙΝΟΣ ΟΥΡΑΝΟΣ / Πηγή […]

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