The Global Picture
Currently countries are mainly focused on their own gains and losses. What do we see if we step back and look at the global future?
TPP + TTIP + TiSA = 70% of global economy, with the USA at the centre, setting the rules
TPP = US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.
TTIP = US, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK
TiSA = US, Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, the EU, Hong Kong China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, and Turkey.
A main reason the USA is pushing for these trade agreements is concern about emerging BRICS nations forming a free trade agreement. Obama clearly states, “America should call the shots. Other countries should play by the rules that Americaand our partners set, and not the other way around.”
TPP and TTIP have only progressed through stealth and secrecy, both are already highly unpopular with citizens who know about their contents, felt to be the bold face of the New World Order. Forceful police and internal armies will be needed to prevent protest – expensive, undemocratic, tearing the fabric of all that has been built so far.
A further darkness is apparent too – the dividing of the world into US dominated, and ‘the others.’ Already there is economic cold war through sanctions and trade and currency manipulations. This could easily escalate into a Brave New 1984-esque World ….