"Among the 27 member nations in the EU, there are both new members and old
members and ones of heavyweight or lightweight. Poland, a new, lightweight
member, once argued strongly for a revision of the EU voting rule that allocated
votes to each member in accordance with the square root of their population.
Afterward, it comprised and agreed to the idea of a "dual voting
system".Likewise, Czech, another new EU member, asked for more reversibility,
with which an EU member alone has the right to demand the EU commission to
withdraw a motion or bill. Such new member nations as Poland and Czech are so
resolute and rigid mainly because they feared that their weak political and
economic positions would be marginalized."
Saturday, December 15, 2007
JAVIER SOLANA: GETTING TOUGH? SHOWING TEETH AT LAST: "EUROPE IS UNDERGOING VITAL REFORMS"
It appears to this observer that we are about to see another side of Javier Solana--a sterner, terser one who will not hesitate to suppress opposition. A "google alert" tonight gave me a 'heads up' on a most significant and disturbing interview Javier Solana gave to People's Daily Online. A picture of the first page of that interview may be seen by clicking the picture to the left. The interview concerned the Europe that will exist both during the 27 nation ratification process and thereafter.
Solana noted that only Ireland will be permitted a referendum on the treaty. All other countries are expected to provide ratification by cooperating parliaments. Having a familiarity with legislative processes and how they tend to go when funding to individual states/countries are involved, the legislatures are certain to play ball -- or face unpleasant Brussels consequences.
Losing some of his hitherto diplomatic smoothness, Solana now speaks in near disparaging terms of the countries:
It should be noted that up until 10 critical days in November, 1995, Javier Solana was only one of many, many European cabinet ministers. He served at various times as Minister of Culture, Minister of Education, and Minister of Science for Spain before becoming its foreign minister right in time for the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992.
Part of this new treaty includes strong military powers for an alleged "coalition of the willing." This structure is ominously named "Permanent Structured Cooperation."
I noted with concern back in the 1990's that Javier Solana was publicly stating in speeches that "the plan is to use NATO assets with European control of those assets."
He has achieved that goal. During his NATO tenure, he split the NATO command in two: the US portion to be headquartered at Norfolk, Virginia and the European one at Brussels. Solana, in charge of European military as well as European diplomacy, has long since been given a virtual blank check to use NATO assets. The NATO forces are clearly "double-hatted" with European Union (EU) ones.
In the late 1990s, as I viewed these trends with concern, I read a piece that has since disappeared from the internet from a British source, labeled "John Boyd, Secretary." He noted with alarm the rearming of Europe and drew obvious parallels with Hitler's remilitarizing Germany in the 1930s. He said that he did it at first by stealth and then openly.
It should be noted that Javier Solana was for many years on the USA's subversive list. It is totally incredible that he should have been handed the powers he has with this in his background. In 1999, he was handed unusual powers for a NATO Secretary General.
Boyd further noted Jacques Santer's stated goal of dislodging the USA as a major superpower in the 21st century struggle for increasingly scarce global resources. Boyd's warnings were prophetic. The European nations are obviously motivated to hand Solana powers to be the one voice speaking for Europe so they may equalize Europe with the USA on the world stage. Unfortunately, our present administration and war policies have given them plenty of ammunition.
Javier Solana upon first inspection reminds one of (1) Everybody's favorite uncle; (2) Everybody's favorite professor (which he, a physics professor, used to be) and/or (3) the most comfortable pair of old shoes in one's closet.
It appears to me that Javier Solana is approaching a potentially difficult Treaty of Lisbon ratification stage with little or no sense of humor. He has long since, under the Year 2000 Treaty of Nice possessed powers to convene the Council of the European Union "in the event of an emergency."
Let's hope the emergency does not happen. Let us hope my analysis is wrong. This is all getting just too eerie. A man whose present job was created with Section 666 of the Europa codified documents and who proposes through his ten permanent member Western European Union assembly emergency European powers for himself, now merging and blending with NATO "based on a classified exchange of letters between the EU's High Representative . . . Javier Solana and NATO's Secretary General George Robertson" 
It strikes me that no matter how deficient Javier Solana's religious training may have been, he should appreciate the deep and disturbing symbolism of 666 embodied in EU official documents for the year 1998, particularly when combined with 10 nation federations surreptitiously handing him power, such as was the case with the Western European Union in 1999. While the fiction has been maintained that it is only a shell, scholarly accounts more accurately tell the story: This was a revival, not a cessation of the Western European Union military alliance. When he named his bill seeking emergency powers over Europe in the event of an 'emergency' Recommendation 666, it was probably no accident.
What is happening has amazing similarities to pictures painted years ago both in the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation. If the books sound alike, it is because as Pastor Ervin Baxter, Jr. is fond of saying: Same author, different secretaries.
Is the time at hand? Should we look for another? The times appeared to be near at hand when Hitler appeared. Hitler was not the man. Historical accounts well document that Hitler wanted to be "the man." Nevertheless, antichrist or not, Hitler, a wannabe, was most dangerous to Europe's health.
Clearly Javier Solana, so far, does not present the same intimidating presence that Hitler's old videos reveal. But then, there are old smiling videos of Hitler and his comrades graciously donating to charities, kissing babies, and mingling with crowds. Javier Solana has spoken of the European Union coalition as an achievement of peace. I am happy for Europe that they had the 50 years of relative peace (Balkans clearly excluded). However, if these virtually unchecked powers are put in the hand of one man, be he presently saint or sinner, Europe's long vacation -- as well as the rest of the world's -- could just about be over. Power acquired is not easily relinquished.
Equally clearly, Javier Solana has been handed vast amounts of power, has moved with little public recognition of his presence and/or growing powers, and is about to be given much more.
Is there any man on this earth that can be trusted with these levels of power and potential militarization under his control? It was Lord Acton who said, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Maybe Javier Solana is right (I doubt it) when he tells us that he never planned his life. Maybe he really does aspire to retire and write his along awaited book. But the powers he has been handed, the control he has been given over the NATO (1995); Yugoslavian bombing decisions (1999); the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU and now leading to a European "New Headline Goal 2010" have potentially apocalyptic overtones.
I sincerely hope I am wrong.
[1}Reichard, Martin. THE EU-NATO RELATIONSHIP: A LEGAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE. Burlington, Vermont: Ashland Publishing Company, 2006. Citing page 274.
 DEFENDING EUROPE: THE EU, NATO AND THE QUEST FOR EUROPEAN AUTONOMY. Jolyon Howorth and John T. S. Keeler, editors. This is partof the "Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series. See page 5.