So things dod not go according to the New World Order plan at Donald Trump's first G-7 summit, where the US president refused to be pushed around by leaders of second division powers including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron. The G7 was downgraded from the G8 because of Vladimir Putin's obstinacy in resisting Obama's efforts to depose the Assad regime in Syria, now appears to be heading towards further diminuition as the G6. Those loyal to the Obama doctrine of American global hegemony had hoped to persuade the US president to endorse the totally meaningless Paris Agreement climate pledge to fight global warming.
By the end of the summit - held over 24 - 26 May at a luxury hotel in Taormina, Sicily they had to face up to their failure to persuade Trump to adopt the policy of scaremongering about climate disaster in order to advance the gloablisation agenda. Trump reiterated his determination to break the global mold by refusing to follow the Group of Seven line not only on global warming but also by resisting certain measures on trade that will favour global corporations to the detriment of smaller, local, independent businesses.
Furthermore, the final G-7 communique gave the U.S. its own section to say that it is “undergoing a review process” and is unable to join in the discussion, an official cited by Bloomberg said. As a result while the US will remain excluded from the final affirmation that the other six, call it the G-6, will reaffirm that they agree to agree to the Paris Agreement on climate change, which commits signatories to agree that there is a climate, which Trump tweeted Saturday he’d come to a decision on next week.
Needless to say, Merkel who had hoped to leave the Saturday summit with the G-7 agenda endorsed by everyone, including Trump, was furious at the US president.
“The whole discussion about climate has been difficult, or rather very unsatisfactory" German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters Saturday. "Here we have the situation that six members, or even seven if you want to add the EU, stand against one. That means there are no signals until now whether the U.S. will remain in the Paris Agreement or not. We have therefore not talked around it but made clear that we the six member states and the EU remain committed to the goals of the agreement.”
The unhappy German continued: "The fact that we have not been able to make progress here is of course a situation in which you have to say that there is no common support for an important international agreement. This Paris Agreement is not simply any old agreement, but it’s rather a core agreement.”
She concluded by noting the unprecedented breach of agreement within the ranks, perhaps a first in G-7 history “There is right now no agreement. But we have made very clear that we are not moving away from our positions.”
Moments later, the final declaration released a just as stunning statement, which said that the U.S. was "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change. Trump’s lack of rapport with European leaders on this issue raises serious questions about his ability to work with critical U.S. allies. This accords with his 'America first' campaign rhetoric, so why is anyone surprised?
There was at least some consensus on trade among the leaders, after haggling over wording on protectionism and reciprocal benefits, the WSJ reported. Technical negotiations went on into the early hours of morning in Taormina to try to reconcile Trump’s ‘America First’ approach with the other leaders’ commitment to open markets. The result is a reference to combating protectionism to be included in the final text, according to two of the officials. Still, said the third, the document in its current draft clearly falls back by comparison to earlier G-7 communiques which go close to committing leaders to a borderless world (with free movement of goods and labour which are very bad for working and middle class people, and free movement of money (to wealth - freindly tax jurisdictions) which is very good for the super rich.
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