EU Deja Vu in the Caribbean: Just as the EU Was Sold to Europeans as a Trade Agreement Even Though It Was Actually a Political Union, So It Has Been Sold Again, This Time to the Islands of the Caribbean

By McManus, John F. | The New American, February 2, 2009 | Go to article overview

EU Deja Vu in the Caribbean: Just as the EU Was Sold to Europeans as a Trade Agreement Even Though It Was Actually a Political Union, So It Has Been Sold Again, This Time to the Islands of the Caribbean


McManus, John F., The New American


Many Europeans are now discovering that their nations have been deceitfully lured into membership in a multi-national trade bloc, once known as the Common Market, that is now controlling them politically. Known in its current manifestation as the European Union, this bloc now numbers 27 formerly independent nations.

That the Common Market was intended from the beginning to become a supranational government has been meticulously exposed in a superb 600-page book, The Great Deception, authored by British newspaper columnist Christopher Booker and political analyst Richard North. These two researchers point out that what has become the EU was promoted in their nation and others as a mere trade agreement. But they document that the EU is now a political force controlling their laws and traditions, and the claim at its beginning that it was a mere economic association was a lie.

Booker and North actually refer to the EU as "the most spectacular coup d'etat in all history." Other Europeans have begun to realize that their nations have succumbed to the same false claims and are now equally trapped. Roman Herzog served as president of Germany from 1994 to 1999. He stated in 2007 that "84 percent of the legal acts in Germany" stem from EU headquarters in Brussels, not from the German legislature. He wonders if it's realistic to continue referring to his country as a "parliamentary democracy." Czech President Vaclav Klaus warned in 2003 that the steady immersion of Europe's nations into the EU would lead eventually to a situation where "only one state will remain." He calls what is being built "the European superstate." And Britain's Mike Nattrass, one of the leaders of a splinter political party in his country, lamented, "The EU was sold to the British people as a trading agreement and has turned into a political union which is changing our basic laws and traditions." Throughout the EU's formerly independent nations, many have awakened to their plight. But reversing what has been done will be very difficult.

The EU's own documents, such as the 2003 EU Draft Constitution, show that the EU schemers envision not just regional governance but global governance, with the United Nations very much a part of their global designs. The Draft Constitution indicated subservience to the UN in such expressions as "strict observance for," "in accordance with," "respect for," "in conformity with," "without prejudice to," and "establishing all appropriate forms of cooperation with"--always referring to the UN Charter.

In the United States, the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFFA) --likewise sold to Congress and the American people as a way to spur trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico--has been discovered to have judicial teeth and other restrictions on sovereignty in its 900 pages. But it only affected three nations. When the newer and more comprehensive Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) was proposed in 2003 as a beneficial economic agreement among 34 Western Hemisphere nations, citizen objections in the United States blocked it from even being brought before Congress.

Then another attempt to entangle the three North American nations emerged in the form of the Security and Prosperity Partnership. The intent is to create, step by step, a North American Union modeled after the EU, a not-so-hidden scheme that has stimulated another round of citizen objections. THE NEW AMERICAN has repeatedly warned about this threat, with much of the information assembled in our special "North American Union" issue of October 15, 2007.

The ruse promising mere trade arrangements that has compromised Europe's once-independent nations continues to be employed. Now, its major proponent has become the European Union itself.

Working the Plan in the Caribbean

On October 15, 2008, leaders of 13 English-speaking Caribbean nations signed a complex Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the executive arm of the European Union known as the European Commission. …

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