Friday, December 9, 2011
Was Geithner in Europe to Advance a Decades Long Secret Plan of the US?
As part of the eurozone financial rescue effort, Treasury Secretary Geithner traveled to Europe four times in recent months. In fact, this week, just before the EU announced a tighter “fiscal union,” Geithner was in Europe visiting government officials from France, Italy Spain and Germany, to consult on the plan.
The result was the announcement of an agreement for a more unified financial eurozone. All European Union members, except for Great Britain. signed on to the plan, that clearly was heavily influenced by the United States efforts. Indeed, in addition to Geithner, the American and former State Department official, Robert Zoellick, the current president of the World Bank, told the WSJ CEO Council that he had been to Europe twice in recent weeks.
Given these developments, it may be instructive to review a September 2000 report by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard about then declassified documents that point to plotting by the U.S. as early as the fifties and sixties to create a more unified Europe. Pritchard wrote in 2000: