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Issue #1606      August 14, 2013

US goal: major economic unions without Russia and China

By early 2013 a long-term strategic goal of the US foreign policy became clear. The goal is to create two economic unions to confront the growing power of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) member countries and form two large markets under the control of the United States in the Atlantic and Pacific areas without the participation of China and Russia.

The Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Partnership aim at creating an “economic” NATO, Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA) between the United States and the European Union. The defence budget of its member countries amounts to approximately 58 percent of global military spending.

According to the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the effect of the new union will be expressed in the growth of the EU’s GDP by US$157 billion, the US – US$130 billion and the rest of the world – US$138 billion.

The abolition of the transatlantic tariffs within five years will ensure revenue growth between the US and the EU of over US$120 billion. In addition, the joining of the US and European markets will determine the need to introduce a new transatlantic currency, which will allow the restructuring or elimination of all debts denominated in dollars and euros to move onto a new stage of economic and monetary expansion.

The outline of the economic agreement in the Pacific version with the participation of traditionally inflexible Japan is not clearly defined, but given the enormous influence of the US in the largest countries of the region and surrounding areas such as Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and others, it is safe to assume that the degree of integration will be at least as high as TAFTA.

As a result, the World Trade Organisation where liberal economists dragged the Russian government, threatening the collapse of many domestic industries and agriculture, will lose the ability to influence and regulate the global financial community.

The US and its formal and informal allies will gain a tangible profit. The fading US economy will get a boost from the development, opening up new markets in Europe and Asia. In the event of adoption of the new currency, the US has a real chance to get rid of heavy debts whose value exceeds the annual GDP. Those not satisfied with this order will face convincing explanations from the Navy, Air Force and the US Army as well as the allies.

China and BRICS locked in the system of their own markets will lose. In the end, Obama will provide stability to the faltering US global domination, and with the military and economic potential of the Atlantic and Pacific allies will build, at least by the 22nd century, a new geopolitical world model, in which, figuratively speaking, the movement of the sun will be controlled by Washington.

Everything was going fine. The concept of Trans-Atlantic space was supported by British Prime Minister Cameron, German Chancellor Merkel, European Commission President Barroso, and French President Hollande.

Everything was fine until idealist Snowden, who, explaining what prompted him to make public the facts of the crimes committed by the US authorities, said that since childhood he was raised to be fair, just and respectful of people’s rights. This classic set frequently used in the description of the US government, has delivered a serious blow to this country.

It turned out, for example, that the level of espionage intelligence on the territory of West Germany, the largest European power and ally of the United States, is only slightly inferior to the scale of spying on Iran, Pakistan or Afghanistan. A representative of the European Union in New York and its embassy in Washington are also entangled in a dense network of espionage.

All European countries are covered by the National Security Agency’s wiretaps, the largest of the classified US intelligence services. Japan also requested clarification about the wiretapping of its embassy in Washington. The presidents and leaders of the European Union who a couple of months ago applauded the prospects for transatlantic integration (excluding the UK premier) harshly condemned the US and demanded an explanation from the Obama administration.

It is unlikely that these leaders and common voters in Europe were satisfied with the excuse of the fight against terrorism offered by a high-ranking CIA official Vincent Cannistraro. No other explanation was provided by the Americans. Secretary of State Kerry frankly stated that the search of the US secret services (i.e., espionage) for data on other countries is normal, and this practice is not unusual.

The Americans are dragging out time, and it is certainly a winning tactic, but only if the flow of revelations from Snowden, who confirmed that he had thousands of incriminating documents, can be stopped. This is why the Sheremetyevo airport area is infested by security, and not only Russian.

In any case, Snowden’s revelations led to the fact that the plan to create a Trans-Atlantic area, not to mention the Pacific, is under threat of a total collapse, or at least suspension. It is unlikely that even pro-American politicians in Europe will risk being proactive in this area. An indefinite delay in the creation of a new economic zone under the control of the United States provides an opportunity to increase the economic potential of the BRICS countries, primarily China and Russia.


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