In various articles and in my latest book, The Failure of Laissez Faire CapitalismMore Crony Media: “Secret” meeting of administration friendly journalists at the White House last week. Read more ... » And EconomicThe Social Cost Of Capitalism. Read more ... » Dissolution Of The WestSyria: Another Western War Crime In The Making. Read more ... », I have pointed out that the European sovereign debt crisis is being used to terminate the sovereignty of the countries that are members of the EU. There is no doubt that this is true, but the sovereignty of the EU member states is only nominal. Although the individual countries still retain some sovereignty from the EU government, they are all under Washington’s thumb, as demonstrated by the recent illegal and hostile action taken on WashingtonThe United States Feared No More. Read more ... »’s orders by FranceFrance to Create More Troubles for the Eurozone?. Read more ... », Italy25 truths about the Evo Morales/Edward Snowden case. Read more ... », Spain25 truths about the Evo Morales/Edward Snowden case. Read more ... », Portugal41 IMF Bailouts And Counting – How Long Before The Entire System Collapses?. Read more ... », and Austria against the airliner carrying Bolivia’s PresidentEU, US launch talks on vast free trade deal. Read more ... » Evo Morales.
Flying back to Bolivia25 truths about the Evo Morales/Edward Snowden case. Read more ... » from MoscowRussia, Syria and the Decline of American Hegemony — Israel Shamir. Read more ... », Morales’ plane was denied overflight and refueling permission by Washington’s French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese puppets and had to land in Austria, where the presidential plane was searched for Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden Is a Hero to Americans . Read more ... ». It was a power play by Washington to kidnap Snowden from Bolivia’s presidential airliner in defiance of internationalAsia-Pacific countries poised to start free trade talks. Read more ... » law and to teach upstart reformers like Morales that independence from Washington’s orders is not permitted.
The European puppet states went along with this extraordinary breach of diplomacy and international law despite the fact that each of the countries is incensed that Washington is spying on their governments, diplomats, and citizens. Their thanks to Snowden, whose revelations made them aware that Washington was recording their every communication, was to help Washington capture Snowden.
This tells us how much morality, honor, integrity there is left in Western civilization: Zero.
Snowden informed the countries of the world that their communications have no independence or privacyWashington warns Bitcoin, Get a lobbyist and pay us (or else). Read more ... » from Washington’s eyes and ears. Washington’s hubris and arrogance are shocking. Yet, no country has been willing to stand up to Washington and to give Snowden asylum. EcuadorWashington Is Driving The World To The Final War. Read more ... »’s CorreaWashington Is Driving The World To The Final War. Read more ... » was intimidated and slapped down by Washington and withdrew his offer to Snowden. For ChinaU.S. Credit Rating Downgraded to Same Level as Brazil?. Read more ... » and RussiaFormer US Treasury Official - Threats, Cyprus & Massive Crisis. Read more ... », Washington’s favorite targets for human rights demonization, giving Snowden asylum would have been a propaganda triumph, but neither country wanted the confrontations that Washington’s reprisals would have caused.
In short, the governments of the countries on earth want Washington’s money and good graces more than they want truth and integrity or even their independence.
Washington’s sordid interventions against Snowden and Morales give the world another chance to hold Washington accountable before Washington’s hubris and arrogance force the world into a choice between accepting Washington’s hegemony and World War IIIWho Owns The Earth? — Noam Chomsky. Read more ... ». The countries, split among themselves and grasping for money and favor, are, instead, permitting Washington to establish that whatever it does is legitimate. Washington’s lawlessness is being established as the new normal.
The South American governments are unlikely to stand together against Washington’s affront. A few of the countries are led by reformers who represent the people instead of the rich elites allied with Washington, but most prefer calm relations with Washington and domestic elites. South Americans assume that Washington will succeed in overthrowing the reformers as it has in the past.
In Europe headlines are that “NSAThe U.S. Is Sending Americans’ Confidential Info Abroad … For the Same Reason It’s Outsourcing Torture to Foreign Governments. Read more ... » surveillanceEdward Snowden Tells South China Morning Post: U.S. Has Been Hacking Hong Kong And China Since 2009. Read more ... » threatens the EU free tradeAsia-Pacific countries poised to start free trade talks. Read more ... » deal” and “Merkel demands explanations.” The protests are the necessary public posturing of puppets and will be regarded as such by Washington. The French government says the trade talks should be temporarily suspended “for a couple of weeks to avoid any controversy.” However, the GermanThe Way Anglo-Saxons Spy on Germans. Read more ... » government says, “We want this free trade agreement and we want to start the talks now.” In other words, what Merkel describes as “unacceptable Cold WarThe Two Faux Democracies Threaten Life On Earth. Read more ... »-style behavior” is acceptable as long as GermanyFrance to Create More Troubles for the Eurozone?. Read more ... » gets the free trade agreement.
The lust for Washington’s money blinds Europe to the real consequences of the free trade deal. What the deal will do is to fold Europe’s economies into Washington’s economic hegemony. The deal is designed to draw Europe away from trade with Russia, just as the Trans-Pacific Partnership is designed to draw Asian countries away from China and fold them into US-structured relationships. These deals have little to do with free trade and everything to do with US hegemony.
These “free trade” deals will commit the European and Asian “partners” to support the dollar. Indeed, it is possible that the dollar will supplant the euro and Asian currencies and become the monetary unit of the “partners.” In this way Washington can institutionalize the dollar and protect it from the consequences of the printing press that is being used to boost the solvency of banksMore Crony Media: “Secret” meeting of administration friendly journalists at the White House last week. Read more ... » too big to fail and to financeMore Crony Media: “Secret” meeting of administration friendly journalists at the White House last week. Read more ... » never-ending federal budget deficits.
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