Sanctions and Austerity: The Globalists’ Twin Weapons of Mass Destruction

Thursday, April 4, 2013
By Paul Martin

By Wayne Madsen
Global Research
April 04, 2013

The world’s global bankers and purveyors of new world order dictates are relying on two weapons of mass destruction to achieve their ends: the increasingly-antiquated weapon of sanctions and the supranational financial organization-driven weapon of mandatory austerity.

For those nations that have refused to allow their economic futures to be decided by unelected bankers and international bureaucrats on far-away shores, sanctions continue to be the chosen method to force assimilation by the recalcitrant. These nations include Iran, Cuba, North Korea, and, to a somewhat lesser extent, Syria and Sudan… After Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi was ousted and assassinated by NATO-financed Islamist guerrillas, Libya is now a member of the «club», along with post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.

For those countries that acceded to the international contrivances of free trade areas and common currency zones, it has been the WMD of austerity and budgets dictated by supranational entities like the European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Bank that have ruled the day.

U.S. sanctions against Cuba are now engrained in the American body politic. Suggestions by American politicians that trade sanctions against an island that is 90 miles from Key West, Florida are a Cold War anachronism and should be lifted are met with howls of protest from Cuban-American senators and representatives from southern Florida and New Jersey. The Cuban minority in the United States has emulated a much larger and wealthier minority, Jewish-American supporters of Israel, in their dual and often-coordinated stranglehold on U.S. foreign policy in order to placate a few at the expense of the many.

A recent Bloomberg News editorial indicated where much of Wall Street now leans on the issue of trade sanctions against Cuba. Bloomberg offered the following question: «Is Cuba really America’s most serious national security threat?» The media firm opined, «You might think so from the sanctions the U.S. imposes on it, which are more onerous than those on Iran and North Korea.»

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