Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The SPP Coup d'Etat

http://usinfo.state.gov/ is a website that "delivers information about current U.S. foreign policy and about American life and culture. This site is produced and maintained by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs."

Yesterday USINFO posted a news release entitled "Business Leaders Address North American Economic Competitiveness," announcing that something called the "North American Competitiveness Council" (NACC) would be meeting today in Washington "to define priorities and discuss specific recommendations for enhancing North American competitiveness."

U.S. President Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Vicente Fox announced the creation of the NACC in March to provide recommendations on issues concerning North American competitiveness that could be addressed through the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP).

The NACC comprises high-level business leaders from each country who meet regularly with senior North American government officials ... to discuss the proposed priorities and recommended action items to be submitted to regional officials at the next SPP ministerial.

The U.S. section of the NACC, for which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Council of the Americas serve as the secretariat, developed a set of recommendations in areas including standards and regulatory cooperation, border security and infrastructure, trade facilitation and customs reform, innovation, external dimension and energy integration.

This demonstrates that the SPP, like NAFTA, CAFTA, and the FTAA, are not merely "trade" agreements. What business does the SPP have in determining what forms of energy Americans will use?

In a related article, the scope of the SPP is hinted at:
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Mexican President Vicente Fox and U.S. President George W. Bush -- in CancĂșn, Mexico, for a trilateral summit – told reporters that the agenda of North America's Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) will be pursued through trilateral Cabinet-level meetings on trade, environmentally responsible energy policies, immigration, border security and technological innovation.

Public health and emergency management are key issues, as well, said Harper, explaining that in addition to cooperating on SPP programs, the nations planned to "develop a coordinated and comprehensive approach to preparing for a possible avian or pandemic influenza outbreak in North America."
In other words, no area of life is outside the jurisdiction of the SPP. It is not just a "trade" organization. It is a new government, to rule over the merged nations of North America, composed of unelected leaders.

What we are witnessing is nothing short of a coup d'etat.


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