Obama’s trade deals vs. Trump & Bernie
International trade relations make for strange bedfellows!
A few weeks back, we wrote an article about the Trans Pacific Partnership and the fact that it was more a wish list of liberal ideals than it was about trade. These proposed ‘trade deals’ impact other elements of society throughout the world.
What is not being reported in the nation’s news media is the fact that two candidates for President of the United States (who could not be more different) are on the same page when it comes to globalist trade treaties.
Of course, we refer to Donald Trump, the fast-talking cowboy from New York City, who remains in the running; and Bernie Sanders, a progressive socialist, whose campaign could not best that of Hillary Clinton.
If the press were to connect the dots, it would reveal that millions of Americans from both camps actually recognize the danger of these treaties.
When a preliminary vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) stalled in Congress last year, President Obama and his team jumped on the phones and stayed there night and day trying to drum up support. And now, when the UK has exited from the European Union, this has thrown a monkey wrench into the US-EU Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership otherwise known by a similar acronym, TTIP.
Alert readers will recall that when this was occurring, the Obama flew to London where he shockingly lowered the boom on the British government and the British public, warning that an independent UK would have to stand at the back of the line when it comes to formulating a separate trade pact with the U.S.
President Obama, as you might remember, was tutored on foreign policy, after his election in 2008, by Zbigniew Brzezinski, an intellectual representative from Columbia University, who with David Rockefeller, started the Tri Lateral Commission in 1965.
You will also recall that Brzezinski was the national security advisor for President Carter. In 1969 he wrote “The nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.”
There is little doubt, that these globalist trade deals are, indeed, exercises in eliminating nations and turning over the economy of the world to mega-corporations, which includes the banking industry. Approximately one year ago, we wrote about the Tri Lateral Commission and stated that their objectives were twofold: a One World Government and a One World Economy. As you read this article, you cannot come to any other conclusion about what the Trans Pacific Partnership means to the economies of the world.
For example, as reported on Oct. 16, 2015, the TTIP embodies Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), whereby corporations can sue governments when their profits are endangered. For instance, Monsanto could sue the EU for refusing to accept the import of genetically modified food crops, thereby enabling a Monsanto end-run around Europe’s tight restrictions.
There are around 500 similar cases of businesses versus nations going on around the world at the moment and they are all taking place before arbitration tribunals made up of corporate lawyers appointed on an ad hoc basis, which according to War on Wants John Hilary, “are little more than kangaroo courts with a vested interest in ruling in favor of business.”
Other agreements embedded in the TTIP Treaty (which by the way, is a super-secret contract very few people are permitted to read) as negotiations now wrap up. Several points have been leaked:
- 1. Under the TTIP, the provincial European notion of testing chemicals for safety before unleashing them on the population would be bulldozed, opting instead for the ‘superior’ American method: trench the people, ignore the consequences and invent a consensus that the chemicals or pesticides are harmless. This would lead to less monitoring of clinical trials of new medical drugs. Translation: Pharmaceutical companies would be able to conceal trials that revealed devastating harm.
- 2. Food safety and environmental standards would be compromised on both sides of the Atlantic. European public services for water, health and education would open their doors to privatization by US companies looking for ways to turn these services into profit-making enterprises — at higher prices. Big Pharma, with its load of toxic drugs, would exploit new markets by infiltrating nation’s public health services.
- 3. Consider the recent astounding actions of US Trade Representatives in Europe. Using the TTIP negotiations as a blunt weapon, Trade Representatives pressured the European Union to modify its stance on pesticides.
One headline says it all: “EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over TTIP, documents show…’
All this is what Obama has been pushing. All this is what Hillary Clinton has been pushing. At least some of this is what Trump and Bernie have been criticizing.
The other acronym, TPP, is another of the blockbuster trade treaties on the table, that involves 12 member nations, in the Pacific region. The TPP contains similar provisions for mega-corporations: the tribunals that supersede national courts; the shift of controls on chemical safety to corporations; greater roughshod international intrusions by pharmaceutical and pesticide companies.
It is a grotesque frame up and set up masquerading as a more equitable global economy.
Of course, implicit in all these trade treaties is the exporting of jobs from countries where wage and costs are higher to countries where they are lower — as low as possible, with as few environmental regulations as possible, with as few unions as possible. It is more than interesting that the biggest voting block in the US — the sum of Trump and Bernie supporters — are solidly against these Globalist treaties.
But there they are — supporters on opposite sides of the fence, glaring at each other — while Hillary Clinton rides her horse down the center stripe.
Free Trade is presented by our politicians and giant corporations as savior of the world. The truth of the matter is quite the reverse. Rather than create jobs and grow the economies of the nation states, they are actually destroying both.
Free trade has been the desire of the globalists in the United States for over a century as revealed in the book and TV series, The Untold History of the United States, a television series by Oliver Stone. For the most part, Mr. Stone is not known to be a conservative movie director but in this case, he is on point with the views of those that oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership.
And remember that it was the Republican led Congress that gave President Obama fast-track authority to implement this agreement, if it were ratified by countries whose gross domestic products equal 85 percent of the combined GDP of all signatories. It is certainly interesting to see who is one which side of this very controversial subject.