TPP Power Grab: World Bank, Goldman Sachs, CFR
TPP is NAFTA on steroids. It violates the Constitution by abrogating our Sovereignty, among other nefarious things. No US Government has the authority to overrule the Constitution; period. NAFTA, TPP and other trade agreements are unlawful, in this regards. Of course, the CFR crowd has NO respect for the Constitution, and has no qualms in ignoring it. The Oath they took to defend the Constitution means nothing to them. In short, they are traitors. – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor
Written by William F. Jasper
The recently leaked Chapter 2 of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as we reported here on March 31, proposes transferring enormous judicial powers to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), a branch of the corrupt, world-government-promoting World Bank.
The TPP draft text proposes creating tribunals (courts) that could overrule the decisions of our state and federal courts, as well as our local, state and federal laws — and our state and national constitutions. This is already occurring under similar tribunals established by the NAFTA and WTO agreements.
The international tribunals proposed in the TPP would be presided over by arbitrators (judges) appointed by the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an institution of the World Bank Group. The general counsel of the World Bank, Aron Broches, drew up the convention establishing the ICSID. The ICSID is housed at the World Bank’s headquarters complex in Washington, D.C. The ICSID receives its funding from the World Bank and the ICSID’s governing Council is chaired by the president of the World Bank. So the proposed TPP tribunals are, in essence, a means for transferring judicial authority over vast areas of domestic law to “arbitrators” picked by the World Bank — and the central bankers and the giant commercial/investment bankers that run the World Bank.
Robert Zoellick, who stepped down as 11th president of the World Bank in 2012, quickly stepped into a number of high-profile positions at “prestigious” organizations, perhaps the most notable being his appointment as “chairman of international advisors” to Goldman Sachs, the global investment banking goliath infamously known as the “Vampire Squid.” Zoellick is a Goldman alum; intermingled with his “government service” — as U.S. trade representative, deputy secretary of state, under secretary of state, etc. — Zoellich served as international vice chairman at Goldman Sachs. Zoellich is also a longtime member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the key “Establishment” organization that has been most responsible for guiding our nation on the globalist path toward world government for much of the past century.