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Thursday, 17 November 2011 17:22

Germany's Merkel Yields More Sovereignty to the EU

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At a joint briefing on Wednesday with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) announced the next step towards the creation of the supra-national European state: “Germany sees the need…to show the markets and the world public that the euro will remain together, that the euro must be defended, but also that we are prepared to give up a little bit of national sovereignty…” It must be done, she said, so that the euro is “strong and inspires confidence on international markets.”

 

This could be done through changes in the Lisbon Treaty that comprises the basis for the European Union, or more likely through the signing into law the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) by December 31, 2012. Merkel explained that, either way, this would allow for “an intervention and oversight role in respect of the preparation of national budgets…” among the member states.

This would represent the culmination of more than 60 years of efforts by the Bilderberg Group with the help of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), David Rockefeller, and funding of the effort by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations. Joseph Retinger, one of the founders of the Bilderberg Group in 1954, was also one of the principal architects of the European Common Market. As early as 1946, in a speech to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), the British counterpart of the CFR, Retinger said that Europe needed to create a federal union and that it would be necessary for the European countries to “relinquish part of their national sovereignty” to secure it. As noted by Andrew Gavin Marshall, research associate for the Centre for Research on Globalization, the effort to create the dictatorship of Europe goes back many years and is the creation of many hands:

Declassified documents (released in 2001) showed that “the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the Fifties and Sixties to build momentum for a united Europe. It funded and directed the European federalist movement.” The documents revealed that, “America was working aggressively behind the scenes to push Britain into a European state. One memorandum, dated July 26, 1950, gives instructions for a campaign to promote a fully-fledged European parliament. It is signed by Gen William J Donovan, head of the American wartime Office of Strategic Services, precursor of the CIA.” Further, “Washington's main tool for shaping the European agenda was the American Committee for a United Europe, created in 1948.

The chairman was Donovan, ostensibly a private lawyer by then,” and “the vice-chairman was Allen Dulles, the CIA director in the Fifties. The board included Walter Bedell Smith, the CIA's first director, and a roster of ex-OSS figures and officials who moved in and out of the CIA. The documents show that ACUE financed the European Movement, the most important federalist organisation in the post-war years.” Interestingly, “the leaders of the European Movement - Retinger, the visionary Robert Schuman and the former Belgian prime minister Paul-Henri Spaak - were all treated as hired hands by their American sponsors. The US role was handled as a covert operation. ACUE's funding came from the Ford and Rockefeller foundations as well as business groups with close ties to the US government.”

The direction and final destination were clear from the very beginning. The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, gave a speech in November 2009 in which he stated: “We are going through exceptionally difficult times: the financial crisis and its dramatic impact on employment and budgets…yet, these problems can be overcome by a joint effort…2009 is the first year of global governance…[and] is another step towards the global management of our planet.” The now-discredited Managing Director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, said that “crisis is an opportunity” and that a final push towards that global management is now under way. As Marshall wrote: “Bilderberg has, after all, from its very beginning, made ‘European integration’ one of its central objectives. In an official biography of Bilderberg founder and long-time Chairman Prince Bernhard, the Bilderberg Group was credited as “the birthplace of the European Community.”

Professor Gary North confirms Marshall’s thesis:

The conspirators, beginning with Jean Monnet at the Versailles Conference (1919), have worked to persuade parliaments to surrender economic authority… This authority has been transferred, year by year, to international regulatory agencies that do not answer to parliaments. This is a surrender of political sovereignty under the cover of economic liberalization. (emphasis added)

North said that if the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is ratified by December 31st, 2012, “the New World Order of Europe will come into full-scale maturity on January 1, 2013.”

But not without a fight. Janet Daley, writing in The Telegraph said that the whole idea of an extra-legal, supra-national authority without limits is “in conflict with the facts of economics or life as it is actually lived.” She added:

Those facts now include not only Greek debt but the democratic wishes of electorates who have a sentimental belief in their right to hold their own governments to account. This is where we are: up against the unavoidable contradiction of the European federal project…

The imperatives of federalism and ever closer union have come bang up against the basic principles of democracy: that elected governments should be answerable to their own electorates, particularly on matters that affect the lives of ordinary citizens, such as taxation and public spending…

Federalism cannot allow democracy to disrupt its objectives, and democracy will not permit federalism to ignore its anger and frustration…the irresistible force has met the immovable object.

The German Chancellor is just a player, a pawn, in the big game started by the Bilderberg Group. She is taking her script from the playbook written long ago by those who would rule the world. Her plan to give away more German sovereignty to advance the program of the New World Order is one more piece to the puzzle. But it is meeting increasing resistance. David Rockefeller once boasted that “It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the light of publicity during those years.”

Those who value political independence for all peoples will hope that the “light of publicity” on the statements and purposes of pawns like Merkel be sufficient to halt the forced march on the road to serfdom, and begin the U-turn to freedom and strengthened national sovereignty. 

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