WorldNet Daily (Link) - Jerome R. Corsi (May 8, 2007)
President Bush signed an agreement creating a "permanent body" that commits the U.S. to "deeper transatlantic economic integration," without ratification by the Senate as a treaty or passage by Congress as a law.
The "Transatlantic Economic Integration" between the U.S. and the European Union was signed April 30 at the White House by Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel – the current president of the European Council – and European Commission President Jos? Manuel Barroso.
The document acknowledges "the transatlantic economy remains at the forefront of globalization," arguing that the U.S. and the European Union "seek to strengthen transatlantic economic integration."
The agreement established a new Transatlantic Economic Council to be chaired on the U.S. side by a cabinet-level officer in the White House and on the EU side by a member of the European Commission.
The current U.S. head of the new Transatlantic Economic Council is Allan Hubbard, assistant to the president for Economic Policy and director of the National Economic Council.
The current EU head of the council is Günther Verheugen, vice-President of the European Commission in charge of enterprise and industry.
The Transatlantic Economic Council was tasked with creating regulatory convergence between the U.S. and the EU on some 40 different public policy areas, including intellectual property rights, developing security standards for international trade, getting U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices) recognized in Europe, developing innovation and technology in health industries, implementing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technologies, developing a science-based plan on bio-based products and establishing a "regular dialogue" to address obstacles to investment.
At a joint press conference, Bush thanked the other two leaders for signing the "trans-Atlantic economic integration plan," commenting that, "It is a recognition that the closer that the United States and the EU become, the better off our people will be."
Barroso said the Transatlantic Economic Council is meant to be "a permanent body, with senior people on both sides of the Atlantic."
As WND has reported, Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez repeatedly has pushed for North American integration, much as the April 30 agreement proposes closer U.S.-EU integration.
Mexico's ambassador to the U.N., Enrique Berruga, has called for a North American Union to be created in the next eight years.
But the Bush administration's push for North American integration is facing increasing opposition within Congress.
WND reported Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va., has introduced House Concurrent Resolution 40, which opposes the administration's Security and Prosperity Partnership, blocks a NAFTA Superhighway System and expresses opposition to the U.S. entry into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.
WND also has reported a movement led by Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum has led to an increasing number of state legislatures proposing resolutions opposing a North American Union.
Global governance is not necessarily losing national identity, but having laws dictated by foreign interests. This is exactly what is happening. In a Western world that prides itself on rule of law, whoever writes the laws controls the nations. What is being worked toward now is integrating international law that trumps national law. This is a very dangerous game to play with men hungry for power. They have done an effective job hiding their evil intentions from the world and to find out what they've been up to one must search it out. Most people are content with their personal situation enough to let things move on in their course. The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP.gov) is meeting in a formal organizational structure working to integrate and harmonize our laws. The course of the world today is taking us directly to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy and those in control in the world are not looking out for the interests of the world, but are consolidating their power to control the world with their brand of laws meant to further solidify their control. This will eventually be handed over to the antichrist. That the man of sin is said to come from a revived Rome -- See Daniel 9:26,27 -- is interesting considering what has been occurring since EUROMED -- E.U. "ROMED" -- in 1995 with the consolidation of power in Europe. Now we are seeing this integration of international trade is creating the infrastructure and the beginning of governmental integration that can more easily be used in the future to integrate control of many nations through laws dictated from outside the United States. This is only the beginning, and it starts out seemingly insignificant so as not to catch the ire of the population.
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National auto-determination practiced in past centuries." | David Rockefeller in an address to Trilateral Commission meeting, 1991