French Europe Minister: Europe has 'powerful enemies' in US
According to France's Europe Minister, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, the intervention of certain neocons ‘played a significant role in the Irish rejection of the Lisbon treaty’. In Le Monde (via EUobserver), M. Jouyet said: ‘Europe has powerful enemies on the other side of the Atlantic, gifted with considerable financial means. The role of American neo-conservatives was very important in the victory of the “No”.’
Well, good. The US came late into both World Wars, so it is about time they were as pre-emptive in liberating Europe from tyranny as they are in their incursions and invasions to limit the threat of Islamist terror.
Opposition Fine Gael MP Lucinda Creighton has stated that the businesses of Declan Ganley, who spearheaded the ‘No’ campaign, ‘are heavily dependent on contracts from the State Department, the Pentagon and US government agencies’. She concludes that he is ‘a lot less concerned about Irish sovereignty than (he is) about the potential hit to (his) own personal business interests’.
But Libertas dismisses this as ‘absolute lunacy’, stating that its funding ‘came from entirely within Ireland’.
So, let us see the accounts of the ‘No’ campaign. But let us also see the sources of the funding for the ‘Yes’ campaign, for Cranmer rather suspects that Ireland had ‘powerful enemies’ in the EU who were also ‘gifted with considerable financial means’. Let us see how much the Irish government contributed to the ‘Yes’, and how much the EU subsidised it with ‘information’, sweeteners and bribes. And let us see how much more the ‘Yes’ campaign was funded in proportion to the ‘No’, and how the whole referendum was rigged from the outset with disproportionate media coverage and overwhelming political support.
And let us then wonder that the Irish still voted ‘No’, and they did so simply because they meant it.
And let us pray that they vote ‘No’ again, for another referendum is now certain, and the likely date is next March, lest the Euro-elections become a de facto referendum on the Lisbon Treaty across the entire Union....
Now, there’s a thought.