Trans-Pacific Partnership: economy and war
In the United States reached an agreement on the establishment of Trans-Pacific Partnership. It is the largest free-trade agreement with America, Australia and South-East Asia.
These are the 12 nations:
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, Vietnam
It is expected to cover the territory with a population of 400 million people and 40% of the world economy. The agreement is accompanied by harsh criticism of the experts because of the atmosphere of secrecy that surrounds it. Indeed, the text of the document has not yet been published.
The establishment of Trans-Pacific Partnership is reached in the secrecy. It includes 12 countries on both sides of the Pacific. The core, of course, is the United States that seek to strengthen its influence in the region. It's no secret that the economy in the modern world is one of the tools for achieving geopolitical domination. First and foremost, the agreement on the establishment of Trans-Pacific Partnership is a swipe at China.
Trans-Pacific Partnership is positioned as an economic union. But this kind of association always have geopolitical implications. Let's understand why it was necessary to establish associations in the region. Twelve states, which entered into a partnership to form a ring with a transcontinental coverage area is actually from the North to the South Pole. Inside, with 40% of world trade. Officially, members of a partnership seek the removal of trade barriers. But let's look at what gives such an unification in the militarily sphere. An important step in the elimination of barriers - a common space for civil aviation. For the convenience of free flights is required the creation of a common air defense identification zone. If it appears, the Americans will be able to move secretly their large air and strike inland areas of China, not approaching the coast of the country.
This cuts off the ring from the expansion of China to the South. A Malaysian involvement in the area of US hegemony allows to keep control of the Straits of Malacca, through which goes the maritime trade with Europe and the supply of oil to Japan. Thus, China is deprived of the opportunity to become stronger in the Pacific. Finally, the Pacific Partnership - is the next step that the United States are taking to dictate over Eurasia, and is the key to world hegemony. Direct control in the present circumstances cannot be obtained. It remains to rely on isolation. More than half a century the Americans build a zone of influence in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Now it is time to try to limit Russia in the Pacific area. A ring in this regard is the ideal figure to try to drive somebody into a corner.
Barack Obama: «We need to make every effort to America precisely sets out the principles of the world economy. After all, if we do not prescribe the rules of international trade, who will do it? That's right, China. »
The atmosphere of secrecy in the air could be explained. According to experts, the agreement will inevitably destroy the American business, will lead to higher unemployment and will make the participating countries hostage to transnational corporations. Precedents have already been in history. Nixon's visit to China was in the 72nd. Then, before the United States had the task to turn the quarrel with Soviet Russia in China's geopolitical ally. The Americans began to actively invest in the Chinese economy. The number of Americans employed in manufacturing fell from 25% of the total number of employees to 17. 20yu years later, the situation has worsened even more. Indicators swooped down to 10%. This resulted in the conclusion of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the early 90s. Many US manufacturing were transferred to Canada and Mexico. The same is happening now. But on the economic map is not one country, not two, but 12-Th. The US government, sacrificing the interests of their own citizens, in order to satisfy the geopolitical ambitions and interests of multinational companies.
«The US government is the puppet, which is on the content and serves the interests of the owners of money. The main shareholder of the Federal Reserve System «+» This agreement, which legalizes the special position and the rights of transnational corporations, which, if the agreement will be initialed, will dictate its terms to the countries.»
The economic alliance aimed at undermining the influence of the BRICS countries, especially China, Russia and India. The historic trade pact among Pacific Rim countries underlines the degree to which India—despite its efforts to modernize and open up its economy, Asia’s third-largest—has lagged behind its neighbors in lowering commercial barriers.
India sat on the sidelines throughout the yearslong negotiations for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership as officials focused on nurturing other trade alliances. Still, a U.S.-India investment treaty has made scant progress as the two countries spar over market-access and intellectual-property issues. A free-trade deal with the European Union has been stalled for years, with both sides reluctant to open up their agricultural markets.
As more of its biggest trading partners stitch together their economies into low-tariff blocs, India risks getting edged out of key markets at a time when Prime MinisterNarendra Modi is trying to rev up economic growth and further integrate his country into global supply chains.
Moreover, the trade agreement threatens to become the biggest tool of influence of transnational corporations, not only in the region but also worldwide.
The reason why the publics in these so called «democratic» countries will not know until four years have passed under those secret terms, what their government had signed to, is that their government will have signed to allow international corporations to sue their government (those taxpayers themselves) for potentially crippling sums, not in a court of law in a democracy to which the public had elected the judges or had elected the people who had appointed the judges, but instead in a panel of, typically, three ‘arbitrators,’ who will be selected in accord with something called the «ICSID Convention»; and «the ICSID Convention provides that the majority of arbitrators should not be the nationals of the parties having dispute» — in other words: most of the arbitrators will be foreigners; all but one of the arbitrators will be chosen by international corporations; and, even the one arbitrator who isn’t, won’t necessarily be chosen by one’s own country; but, in any case, no more than one of the arbitrators can possibly be selected by one’s own country.
If the non-corporate arbitrator happens to be selected by a foreign country, then one’s own country will not possibly be represented at all in these proceedings, which might set fines that will cripple the sued nation, and that might enormously enrich the suing international corporation. This will not necessarily mean that the fine, if any, will be higher than it ought to be, but simply that there is no democratic accountability in the process of determining what, if any, fine will be imposed upon the sued country.
Furthermore, the decisions that are reached in these panels, unlike court decisions which may be appealed to a higher court, cannot be appealed.
Furthermore, in this TPP contract, no nation will possess the right to sue any international corporation — the right to sue is alotted only to international corporations, and they may, in these proceedings, sue only a national government.
Finally, the creation of Trans-Pacific Partnership the US government is killing two birds. On the one hand it indulges multinationals have long fused with American top. On the other tries to maintain its position as world hegemon. American liberalism requires sacrifice. And the victims are ordinary people who came to protest in all the states of America from Oregon to North Carolina.