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Populists prevail; UN treaty dumped
A long, difficult fight led by Liberty Lobby is ending in victory as the Bush administration dumps the Kyoto "global warming" Treaty.
Significantly, President Bush had to resist pressure from Bilderberg in deciding to abandon the treaty signed by the administration of former President Bill Clinton and feverishly endorsed by Al Gore.
It was never sent to the Senate for ratification because the White House knew it would be soundly rejected. The Clinton strategy was to try to implement the treaty through regulation and pieces of legislation while hoping elections would produce a far-left Congress.
It would have imposed stiff limits on air pollution in the United States and other industrialized nations while exempting poor countries, including Mexico.
Platoons of economists warned that implementing the treaty would greatly increase energy prices and result in skyrocketing inflation in the United States.
It would also, they warned, accelerate the transfer of industry and jobs from the United States to Mexico where the huge costs of Kyoto implementation could be avoided.
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have already been lost because of NAFTA, as huge corporations move south where wages are low and costly fringe benefits nonexistent.
Scientists have challenged the theory that there is "global warning" requiring public panic and huge expenditures. They pointed to records showing that the Earth has actually cooled a fraction of a degree in the second half of the 20th century when there were more automobiles and other sources of pollution than ever before.
NO HARD EVIDENCE
The SPOTLIGHT reported on March 26 that average temperatures taken in the first seven miles of the Earth's atmosphere around the globe show no evidence of significant warming and environmental catastrophe.
"This is a monumental victory for America," said Vince Ryan, chairman of Liberty Lobby's Board of Policy, which lobbied the White House to reject the Kyoto Treaty. "If we can win on this issue, we can win on other fronts. At last, America is waking up."
Years before the treaty was signed in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, Bilderberg and its brother group, the Trilateral Commission, had plotted in their secret meetings to establish such a global bureaucracy as another cornerstone of the emerging world government.
Thus, it is significant that Bush resisted their pressure. His father, a former president, was a long-time member of the Trilateral Commission. Henry Kissinger, a power in both groups, is a close adviser. Like all presidents, there are many Bilderberg and Trilateral water-carriers in his administration.
The White House was known to be seeking advice from the State Department on how to withdraw the U.S. signature from the Kyoto Treaty.
Christine Todd Whitman, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said publicly on March 27 that the Kyoto Treaty is dead as far as the administration is concerned.
"We have no interest in implementing that treaty," she said.
The State Department advised the White House that it could withdraw by having Secretary of State Colin Powell send a letter notifying the United Nations that the United States has no intention of ratifying the treaty.
However, Bush will remain under Bilderberg pressure to sign on to some type of global climate deal.