The Brussels Attacks, the New Corporate World Order, Expanding the 5 Eyes and the TTIP

by Scott Creighton

“That has worked in places like the “five eyes” alliance of English-speaking countries, but sharing data with all the other countries in the EU is a far more ambitious goal.” BBC, Jan. 1

Two questions, one answer.

  1. What does a global fascist system like that to be created in the US and the EU via the pending TTIP “free trade” agreement need to remain in power and to thrive in spite of it’s undemocratic, totalitarian and corporatecentric rule?
  2. What has the CIA and State Department built in every single nation they overthrew over the past 60 years in order to install a pro-Western, fascist dictator of their choosing?

The answer to both of those questions is a brutal, over-reaching police state that can and will erase dissidents in the dead of the night who espouse “radicalized” ideas of individual’s “rights, liberties and democracy” being trampled upon by our New Corporate World Order. These kinds of voices have been and will be silenced via midnight raids on homes where unnamed “terrorism suspects” are rounded up and disappeared into the labyrinth of the global Industrial Intelligence Industry for crimes unknown and never specified for reasons of “national security”

The democracy-crushing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with it’s disastrous  Investor-state dispute settlement  apparatus, is quietly worming it’s way through the European Union (EU) on route to being implemented sometime in the end of this year.

It is extremely unpopular, both abroad and here in the States and that is why it wont be finalized until after the US “election” and most likely will be signed by President Peace Prize after another is made ready to take his place and during the lame duck session of congress.

But before that happens, a security system has to be put in place over the whole of the area affected by this agreement: all of the European Union. A security agreement which just happens to include the United States, the other partner of the TTIP.

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French President Hollande’s mid-term TV appearance: No shift in right-wing policies

by Alex Lantier, WSWS

French president François Hollande made a 90-minute appearance on TF1 television last night on a special show titled “Live with the French People,” billed as a last-ditch attempt to halt the collapse of his presidency, which threatens to bring down Hollande’s Socialist Party (PS) with him.

The appearance came at precisely the middle of Hollande’s five-year term, with 5 million people on unemployment rolls in France and economic forecasts continuing to worsen, and Hollande’s own approval ratings collapsing to 12 percent. His jobs policy has only a 3 percent approval rating. This makes Hollande far and away France’s most unpopular president since General Charles de Gaulle created the office in 1958.

Nonetheless, Hollande signalled that there will be no change of course from his pro-business, pro-war agenda. Pressed by presenters to admit to errors that he could use to claim that he was identifying his mistakes and learning from them, Hollande refused, saying only that he wished that unemployment were not so high.

Instead, he unabashedly laid out his right-wing views. He hailed businesses as the engines of economic growth, praised the social cuts of Germany’s former social-democratic chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his own Responsibility Pact, with its €50 billion of social cuts, and pledged to continue France’s wars in Africa

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