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Nationalists win, bankers lose: MAI dies

  • Sovereign citizens the world over were given an early Christmas present when the Multilateral Agreement on Investment called it quits.
By James P. Tucker Jr.

Bilderberg and its auxiliaries are stunned at their latest setback on what appeared at their latest setback on what appeared to be an open road to world government: the collapse of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI).

The MAI was intended to add yet another economic layer to the international bureaucracy and protect the Rockefellers, Rothschild and other super capitalists from losses as they exploit planet Earth.

With new layers of international mechanisms, member nations would have surrendered further sovereignty to the MAI.

The end came in Paris on Dec. 4, where the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was hosting the negotiations. "Negotiations on the MAI are no longer taking place," the organization said in a terse statement.

Negotiations had started three years ago on orders of internationalists. It was designed to protect trillions of dollars in international investments.

The proposed deal directed nations to treat foreign investors the same as domestic investors and pay for any property they seized.

But as details began leaking out, resistance to surrendering more sovereignty through the MAI gained strength. France had announced in October that it was quitting because the pact would require it to give up control of its own economy.

Australia dropped out in November for the same reason, and Canada expressed similar concerns.

"The international financial cabal thought they could bring France back, calling their withdrawal a 'nationalist fit' prompted by such 'right-wing extremists' as Jean Le Pen," said a State Department official who has tracked international deal-making and Bilderberg for years.

Le Pen is France's populist leader who is feared and hated by the French political establishment as the next leader of that country.

"They also blamed 'latent Gaullism,'" he said, referring to the late French leader and World war II general who withdrew from NATO at the height of the Cold War citing national sovereignty.

But when Australia dropped out, the deal began crumbling, he said.

"What really distressed Bilderberg and their flunkies is that negotiators cited 'increasing nationalism at home' as the reason they dare not proceed," the official said.

The Bilderberg Group is composed of the world's wealthiest and most powerful people who secretly meet every year. The SPOTLIGHT covers this meeting although all news about them is suppressed by other newspapers.

"Nationalism" is an expletive to forces pursuing a world government. But the official warned, they will try again, "wearing new clothes."

The official's prediction was confirmed immediately.

"There is a general recognition of the importance of some agreement," said Donald Johnston, secretary-general of the OECD. "I don't think you are going to see something emerge called 'MAI.' I do think it's in everyone's interest, including France's that there be some investment framework."

International business leaders also pledged to keep pushing for some investment agreement.