THE FINAL DEMISE OF NATIONAL SECURITY
Zbigniew Brzezinski, co-founder of the global elitist Trilateral Commission in 1973 and the principal architect of modern globalization, recently wrote in 2004,
The original Trilateral Commission policy of national insecurity has now come full circle.
The U.S. Department of Commerce white paper, Maritime Security and Beyond, tells us what is at stake in our maritime security policies:
The issue of national security is of huge importance to all Americans. There are only three ways to enter the U.S. -- by land, sea or air. While globalist politicians have done little, if anything, to secure land borders with Canada and Mexico, it is now apparent that they will do little or nothing to improve our maritime security as well. In fact, they seem to be intent on dismantling what little security remains.
Maritime security in the U.S. is run by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), which sits directly under the Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta.
The mission statement of MARAD is
Whether they know it or not, Americans rely on MARAD to protect its shores from any kind of maritime-related security risk. Yet, on January 24, 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Dave Sanborn to head MARAD.
Who is Dave Sanborn? He was most recently a senior executive for Dubai Ports World (DP World, Director of Operations for Europe and Latin America), the same United Arab Emarites company that caused a firestorm in American politics just a few weeks later when the U.S. public found out about the Arab takeover of 6 U.S. ports.
What kind of disturbing pattern is emerging that would allow a former employee of DP World to be picked to head MARAD... at virtually the same time that DP World seeks to take control over the majority of east coast shipping facilities?
This issue explores globalization as it relates to national security, or the lack thereof, with a focus on maritime security. It will be shown that the modern degradation of national maritime security started with President James Earl Carter (an original member of the Trilateral Commission and hand-picked as a presidential candidate by Zbigniew Brzezinski) with the 1977 giveaway of the Panama Canal, which was the most strategic maritime asset that America ever owned. Further, it will be shown that the same global elite are riding the money-go-round with several Arab states, including the United Arab Emarites who are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was founded by Saudi Arabia in 1981.
It was the same Zbigniew Brzezinski who wrote in 1972 that the
The more things change, the more they remain the same!
The Panama Canal Giveaway
Since its official opening on August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by traversing the isthmus of Panama in Central America. The Canal was built exclusively by the United States after acquiring the land with the Hay-Bunau Varilla Treaty of 1903.
Each year, some 14,000 ships (military and commercial) transport well over 250 million tons of cargo. The distance from San Francisco to New York via the Canal is one-half the distance using the Cape Horn route at the tip of South America. To say the least, the Panama Canal has long been recognized by every trade and military authority in the world as an incredibly important and strategic waterway.
The Panama Canal was summarily given away to a communist dictator by President James Earl Carter.
It must be remembered that the Carter presidency was the first to be dominated by members of the Trilateral Commission. Not only had Carter himself been hand-picked by Zbigniew Brzezinski to be groomed for the presidency, but when elected, he brought almost one-third of the U.S. membership into high-level positions in his Administration.
Beginning in 1974, it had become apparent to certain international banks that well over $2 billion in loans previously made to Panama were in jeopardy of defaulting. There was no economic solution, so focus changed to the political arena. A plan was devised to turn over the Panama Canal to Panama, thus allowing Panama to pocket the income stream generated from passage fees, and hence to service its debt payments to the international banks. Never mind that the Panama Canal was sovereign U.S. property and the most strategic military and economic asset held by the U.S. in the hemisphere. Never mind that Omar Torrijos was a Marxist dictator who ascended to power not by democratic election but by military coup.
Because sovereign U.S. property cannot be ceded to any foreign power without a 2/3 full vote of the Senate and the House, a scheme was hatched to transfer the property by treaty negotiated by the Executive Branch. The treaty ultimately became known as the Carter-Torrijos Treaty. (Note: Space limits discussion of the Carter Administration's flagrant disregard for the U.S. Constitution in this matter.)
Congressman Robert Dornan (R-CA) saw through this scheme and testified bluntly before Congress:
Dornan published a list of banks participating in the Torrijos debt. This writer, along with Antony C. Sutton, examined the list of banks (thirty-one for one loan and fourteen for another loan), and traced the Trilateral Commission links to these participating banks. The results were astounding.
Given that there were only a total of three hundred members of the Trilateral Commission worldwide with less than 100 from north America, consider the following:
Carter chose a fellow Trilateral Commission member, Sol Linowitz, to negotiate the Carter-Torrijos treaty. In order to avoid the normal Senate confirmation process (which would have certainly failed) Linowitz was appointed as a "temporary Ambassador."
The Linowitz conflict of interest was astounding. Linowitz was a director of Marine Midland Bank that stood to lose a bundle if Panama defaulted on its loans. Marine Midland was also the sole agent of the Panamanian government for its own banking relations with the U.S. Not surprisingly, because Linowitz was also a director of Time Magazine, editorial articles appeared in favor of the giveaway.
Despite the fact that 76 percent of Americans opposed the giveaway of the Panama Canal, the U.S. Senate narrowly ratified the Carter-Torrijos Treaty on April 18, 1978, which promised complete turnover of the Canal on December 31, 1999.
Twenty-one years later in 1999, President William Jefferson Clinton, also a member of the Trilateral Commission, oversaw the completion of the treaty by presiding over the actual transfer of title to Panama. While Panama had originally promised to protect America's security and strategic interest in the Canal, it proceeded in the exact opposite direction by signing long-term port management contracts with a Chinese company, Hutchinson Whampoa of Hong Kong. As a result, both ends of the Panama Canal are now controlled by a company closely aligned with, and partially owned by, the communist Chinese government.
Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, a great American patriot and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1970 to 1974, had strongly protested President Carter's Panama policy in 1977. In 1999, Admiral Moorer again spoke out with perfect clarity:
[Editor's note: One may better understand Clinton's "Chinagate" political contribution scandal, when one understands that the object of that illegal lobby effort may well have been to allow Communist China to take full control of the Panama Canal.]
Despite the protests, the treaty was completed as planned on December 31, 1999, and control over the canal was handed over to the Panama Canal Authority, which in turn handed over operational control to Hutchinson Whampoa.
end of the matter is that a sovereign asset of the United States was
subverted for private gain; national security was of no concern whatsoever.
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Brzezinski, The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership (Basic
Books, 2004) p. 17
Current Trilateral Commission "players" in and around the Bush administration:
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Patrick M. Wood is editor of The August Review, which builds on his original research with the late Dr. Antony C. Sutton, who was formerly a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution for War, Peace and Revolution at Stanford University. Their 1977-1982 newsletter, Trilateral Observer, was the original authoritative critique on the New International Economic Order spearheaded by members of the Trilateral Commission.
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