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.
by Olga Chetverikova
First Published: Dec. 10, 2009 – Strategic Cultural Foundation
After an annual meeting of the Bilderberg Club in May 2009, the establishment of the global management system of institutions seemed to have been given a boost, repeating the plots of American apocalypitc blockbusters.
As soon as the financial top had opted for a lingering crisis, global managers were instructed to work in two major ways: first, to invent a myth about the danger of swine flu pandemic (in order to take control of the national healthcare systems and reorganize the World Health Organization (WHO) into a global healthcare ministry) and impose a threat of global warming to gain control of world natural resources and introduce a unified ‘green’ tax (alongside with creation of a new sub-national managing body- an international ministry of ecology).
Both tasks aim to intimidate the population and thus substantiate any policies undertaken by international organziations. Chairman of the Board of Governors ‘British Petroluem’, Peter Suterlan, once frankly admitted that he would like to impose fear of global warming in order to increase taxes and make people revise their lifestyle.
by Daniel Taylor
First Published: Nov. 24, 2009 – Old Thinker News
Herman Van Rompuy, the first President of the European Union, recently announced during his installment that 2009 was the first year of global governance. Indeed, 2009 has seen major steps towards global governance. The establishment has also taken severe blows this year, which will be discussed shortly. Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization and frequent attendee of secret Bilderberg meetings, sees the European Union as a testing ground for the machinery of international governance. In a speech in Italy on November 9th, Lamy stated that the EU model should be used on a global scale.
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Intimidation, Bribery, Lies, Concealment and Breaches of Constitutions for Irish Yes to Lisbon Treaty to Position EU´s War ChiefPosted: October 8, 2009
Published: Oct. 07, 2009 – Euro-med.dk
Abstract: Immediately after the Irish “yes” to the Lisbon Treaty, EU leaders are bringing Rothschild´s favourite employee, Tony Blair, into position for the first permanent EU presidency. However this has evoked strong protests from the British tories who are threatening to hold a referendum to take British powers back from Brussels. But since they are also Rothschild-dependent this is probably insignificant.
The EU has conspired with the Irish government for the “Yes” – never respecting the “No” of 2008. Both these parties have transgressed Irish and EU law by interfering with the Irish referendum: Mr. Barroso bribed Irish workers to vote yes. Both sides told false horror tales about the coming poverty in already poor Ireland in case of a “No.”
The EU Commission paid with our money a 16-page biassed guide to the Treaty to be inserted in national Irish newspapers. The EU funded the advertisements of the Yes side. Illegal disinformation was given – in particular by the Irish Referendum Commission´s chairman, who under law is obligated to be neutral. He lied about the consequences of the Treaty and did not tell the Irish about the new Lisbon-EU citizenship and its duties. The government illegally used tax-payer money to distribute its pro-Lisbon propaganda by snail mail. The Referendum Commission told nothing about the necessary change of the Irish Constitution and its coming “commitment to the (Lisbon) European Union”. This is EU in a nutshell: Intimidation, bribery, lies, concealment, breach of constitutions. Read the rest of this entry »
by James Corbett
Published: Oct. 03, 2009 – The Corbett Report
Major media outlets from the BBC in Britain to RTE in Ireland are now reporting that the Yes side scored a resounding victory in Ireland’s vote Friday on the EU Lisbon Treaty. With the treaty’s ratification, the obstacles preventing the total federalization of the EU superstate are now removed.
Published: Sep. 27, 2009 – Euro-med.dk
Summary: First a video with Barroso’s nervous speech to the masterminds of the EU – the Council on Foreign Relations. Sweden wants an answer as to why EUFOR soldiers are not being used more outside the EU – has even created a Nordic Battlegroup whom Sweden wants to use! Two exercises have been held in Sweden, where EUFOR as the Southern Liberation Army was to defeat a Nordic National League for the benefit of Southeners! Since 2006, there is now a European Gendarmerie Force, consisting of armed combat troops in police uniforms. They are the Sturmabteilung (SA) of the New World Order. The gendarmerie is primarily under the EU, but may be ordered to be deployed anywhere by the UN, NATO, OSCE and other international organizations. They are to be deployed in expected unrests and civil wars (against Muslims?) in countries under the Treaty of Lisbon – as well as against countries that do not want to join it. Gendarms from outside will be sent to a rebellious country, lest they should stick at shooting into demonstrations and at others, which they are entitled to, after death penalty is reintroduced with the Treaty of Lisbon (Prof. KA Schachtschneider, German politician, Klaus Buchner). Buchner describes the Lisbon Treaty as a coup d´état. None of the German Bundestag members had seen an authorized version of the Treaty before they voted for it – because the party leadership said they had to!
by Honor Mahony
Published: Sep. 29, 2009 – EU Observer
France has indicated that even if the Irish vote No in their referendum on the Lisbon Treaty on Friday, it will not hinder the European Union from taking steps towards further integration.
Pierre Lellouche, France’s state secretary for Europe, told French TV on Monday morning (28 September), that a “solution” will be found in case of a second Irish rejection of the treaty as “whatever happens, Europe will advance because we don’t have a choice.”
“The institutional fate of 500 million Europeans is in the hands of 3 or 4 million Irish. It’s a very undecided country,” he said.
Published: Sep. 23, 2009 – Euro-med.dk
Summary: Ireland’s referendum on the Lisbon Treaty will probably determine the fate of Europe. After false scaremongering, the Irish seem to be afraid of their own courage and will probably vote for the treaty. If that happens, only one brave, decent, clear-sighted man could save us from a genuine New World Order dictatorship: Czech President Vaclav Klaus. In the dictatorship, the corrupt EU may change this constitution at will – without asking its citizens. The right of waging offensive war is enshrined, the treaty enables a common immigration policy from above and EU-enlargement, pedophilia is de facto legalized – and death penalty – including for disturbances and rebellion – is reintroduced. Countries’ constitutional courts are sidelined by a European Court, which according to Prof. Schachtschneider lacks legitimacy.
EUbusiness 8 Sept., 2009 Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said here Monday his country, which next takes over the European Union presidency, has no back-up plan if Irish voters again reject the Lisbon Treaty. “We do not have a plan B, it would be bad to already speak of a plan B.” Mark “already.”
German MPs have passed revised legislation to ratify the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty increasing pressure on the Irish to vote Yes in a second referendum in three weeks.
Published: Sep. 08, 2009 – The Telegraph
Germany’s Bundestag was forced to re-ratify the controversial treaty, the successor to the European Constitution, after the country’s supreme court asked for extra safeguards against the extension of EU powers in June.
New legislation had to be drafted to satisfy judicial fears that the Lisbon Treaty did not allow the EU “to exceed the powers given to it” by usurping national parliaments.
by Philip Jones
Published: Jul. 21, 2009 – The Righteous Alliance
“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the super-state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.” Jean Monnet (Founding Father Of The EU).
On June 12th 2008, the fate of nearly 500 million people will be decided by a country whose population totals only 4.2 million. The people of the Republic Of Ireland will be the only `citizens` of the European Union given the opportunity to have their say on what is potentially the most fundamental piece of legislation in the history of the `Old Continent`. All the other member states have simply ignored the wishes of their people and left ratification to be `rubber stamped` by their respective parliaments. However, it is necessary for all twenty seven member states to complete ratification before the `Treaty` becomes legally binding.
Five hundred and thirty staff from the European Commission have already begun training to build a “shared diplomatic culture and an esprit de corps” for the EU’s putative External Action Service (EEAS).
Irish voters blocked the Lisbon Treaty, which provides the legal basis for a new Euro-diplomatic corps, when they rejected the renamed EU Constitution in a referendum last June.
The disclosure that the Commission has simply pressed on regardless and begun training the euro-diplomats infuriated Irish politicians. Ireland is expected to hold a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in October.
Declan Ganley, an Irish campaigner for a “No” vote, said: “It is cause for serious concern that, by implementing the Lisbon Treaty, EU institutions are manifesting outright contempt for democracy.”
Privately, EU officials are aware of the sensitivity of going ahead with training a euro-diplomatic corps. “We are trying to push the envelope as far as we can within the current environment,” said one official in “European Voice”, a Brussels weekly.
Staff are being discreetly trained, “without being too obvious”, on 59 courses with the help of foreign ministries from 17 member states, according to EU sources.
The training aims to foster a “specifically European dimension of diplomacy” and to “create a sense of common European purpose” for the new service. Ireland is one of four EU member states – the others are Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany – which have yet to ratify the Lisbon Treaty. Under the EU’s founding rules, no treaty of this kind can come into effect without the unanimous approval of all member states.
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