Europe’s Criminal Leaders

This is a post I picked up from a “Telegraph” comment blog today from Harper1970. It makes a strong case for the collective criminality, betrayal and utter folly of the European political elite.
Here’s Mr Schäffler’s speech from yesterday translated into English..something I amongst a few others worked on:

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen!

On 11 February 2010 the European Union heads of state and government agreed to collectively break the law. Whatever happened, Greece was to receive financial aid and so the leaders announced nothing less than the breaking of the ‘no bail-out’ clause in the European treaties.

We had been promised in the German Bundestag that the aid for Greece is a one-off occurrence, the absolute exception. The ink was not yet dry when a day later in Brussels the current bail-out fund EFSF was agreed.

When the German Bundestag adopted the so-called euro rescue package, we were told here that no country would need to make use of it. Yet only a few months later Ireland, Portugal and then Greece sought refuge under its protection.

On 27 October 2010, you, Madam Chancellor, stated in this House, and I quote:

“It expires in 2013. This is what we wanted and agreed on. Germany can and will not consent to a casual extension because the bailout fund is not suitable as a long-term instrument. It sends the wrong signals to the markets and Member States and it promotes dangerous expectations.” End of quote.

Mr.President, ladies and gentlemen, not four weeks later none of this applied any more, and on 11 March 2011 in Brussels work began on amending the European treaties:

– firstly to extend the existing euro bail-out fund, which the German Bundestag never wanted,
– secondly to prolong the euro bail-out fund indefinitely, which the German Bundestag never wanted,
– and third, to change the character of European economic governance, which the German Bundestag never wanted.

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Despite all the claims to the contrary, even the original rescue package for Greece has not alleviated the situation in Greece, but has made it worse. Greece is  raising less tax revenue than in 2010 and compared to
last year is spending more – both as a percentage and in absolute terms – even without interest.

Despite all the claims to the contrary, the bail-out fund has not eased the debt crisis experienced by states and banks, but has made it worse. It has only bought expensive time. But Greece cannot grow out of its over-indebtedness, even less so with even more debt. The new aid demanded and the beefed-up bail-out fund will aggravate the situation further.

On 17 March and 10 June this year we decided in this House:

“The German Bundestag expects on constitutional, European legal and economic grounds, that jointly financed or guaranteed debt buying programmes are to be ruled out”

Precisely these debt-buying programmes are the subject of today’s vote. Necessity cannot overrule every law. Violating the constitution is not the only alternative! In his speech to the German Bundestag, Pope Benedict XVI quoted St. Augustine with the words: “Without justice – what else is the State but a great band of robbers.”

Now the International Monetary Fund, the Central Bank and the Commission in Brussels are already openly talking about multiplying the bail-out fund. They want to leverage it. The finance minister wants to see the
efficient use of its resources. Maybe he means it. We’ll see. The effect, however, will then be that the bail-out fund permits hedge-fund style risk-taking. This is speculation on credit, but the European taxpayers are bearing the liability for such speculation.

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Fear was always a bad adviser, but since the autumn of 2007 fear has been the basis of policies that undermine justice and freedom. It promotes fear of the collapse of our financial system.

A united Europe was imagined by its founding fathers as a bulwark of freedom against all forms of dictatorship, oppression and economic planning. Today’s Europe is on the road to the monetary planned economy and political centralism. And we are on this road to serfdom because we can be blackmailed by the fear of a collapse of our financial system. Europe’s founding fathers wanted a Europe of rights and the rule of law. In contrast, the current governments of the euro area, the EU Commission and the Central Bank repeatedly arrange a collective breach of the law, although the European Commission as the guardian of the treaties and the national governments are obliged to uphold the law.

They are using the fear of a collapse of the financial system in order to take Europe to a new level of centralization.

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen!

There are alternatives to the current dirigiste and illegal actions of European governments and the EU Commission. A planned economy and breaking the law are not the only alternatives. But we have to have the confidence to consider the alternatives, to choose and then boldly implement them. Above all, we must begin the fight against today’s often fueled fear of freedom. For the peoples of Europe want a Europe of law and freedom. The peoples of Europe want freedom, not economic planning.

As members of the Bundestag, we bear a great responsibility. We bear the responsibility for good laws. We need to distinguish right from wrong. On days like this, such responsibility is a burden to us. We must use
our minds and listen to our hearts. Because our decision has consequences. It will not only affect us, but millions of people in Germany and Europe. My mind tells me that the bail-out fund is unwise. If I listen to my heart, it warns me. I will therefore vote against the bill.

Thank you!

Now can see how serious this is becoming…oh…Mr Schäffler is being attacked now from all sides…including in the German media….basically being called a right-wing nut case as he was yesterday on TV… you can see…the EU propaganda machine is at work all over Europe…incredible times….a coup is taking place and everyone is just sitting back and watching…our futures are at stake people…

Author: Chris Snuggs

- WHS Old Boy : 1958 to 1964 - Director of Studies, Isuga : 1998 to 2008 - now retired and living in Ramsgate, UK

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