So the creditor classes stepped in and provided a "solution" to the political stalemate with a "reliable" partner named Enrico Letta. In the first article we see the French celebrating him as someone who shows up with a non-austerity agenda. In the second article, we read the lamentations of someone who sees Letta as just another Trilateralist stooge. What's interesting here is that both may be absolutely right—Letta may just BE a Trilateralist stooge with instructions to dump the austerity agenda. The Trilateralists may be be worried that the anti-austerity backlash may be getting out of hand. This is the LAST thing they want because even though the banksters have a lot of power, most of it is an illusion. It is in their interests to keep folks from asking the really embarrassing questions.
Italy’s new PM Letta vows to focus on growthItaly’s new Prime Minister Enrico Letta said his government would act quickly to implement growth policies to reverse an austerity drive in his maiden speech to parliament on Monday, and vowed results within 18 months or “take the consequences.”
By FRANCE 24 (text) 29/04/2013
Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta said Monday his coalition government would act fast to reverse an austerity policy that he argued was killing Italy. Letta also called on Europe to become a motor for growth.
"Italy is dying from austerity alone. Growth policies cannot wait," Letta said during his inaugural speech to parliament, under the watchful gaze of European partners.
The recession-hit country, effectively rudderless since an inconclusive election in February, is under pressure to act fast to tackle social, economic and institutional ills.
The leftist moderate, who was sworn in with his cabinet on Sunday, promised to have results in 18 months or "take the consequences."
“He started off by saying that Italy is facing one of the most complex and painful periods in history since World War II,” FRANCE 24’s Rome correspondent Seema Gupta reported.
He said the economic situation in Italy -- one of the first countries to fall prey to the eurozone debt crisis -- "is still serious" and its two-trillion-euro ($2.6 trillion) debt "weighs heavily" on ordinary Italians.
Change the focus
But he also looked to Europe, and said that it “needs to change the way it approaches the crisis, that there has to be a greater focus on growth,” Gupta reported.
The 46-year-old moderate from the centre-left Democratic Party said he wants to deal quickly with the social fallout of the longest economic slump in 20 years by tackling a jobless rate of 11.6 percent and regulating temporary job contracts.
He also said a controversial housing tax imposed by Monti would be suspended from June - though he did not mention the refund former premier Silvio Berlusconi had been pushing hard for.
Letta said the political class had to react to the growing anti-establishment voice in Italy, which was driven by anger over politicians' perks at a time of widespread financial difficulties. more
Poor Italy…! Same people running same showAdrian Salbuchi is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentina. April 30, 2013
After learning that Enrico Letta is Italy’s new prime minister, I offer my sympathies to Italians. To say the usual suspects are back is to underline the plight of the Italian people as they are made poorer by the politicians who run their country.
In the game of Italian prime ministers: the Trilateral Commission’s European Chairman Mario Monti is out; and Trilateral Commission Member Enrico Letta is in. Long live the Trilateral Commission!
It seems that there is just nothing any country in the West can do to free itself from the shackles of the Global Power Masters and their Megabankers.
No matter what elections are held; no matter what mass demonstrations bring citizens on to the streets; no matter how many signs are shown on millions of TV screens accusing the Megabankers of being the worst crooks, the truth is there for all to see: the Global Power Masters have taken over governments in country after country, enslaving all nations to their Megabankers.
The mainstream media broadcast it; the alternative media point out the sheer inhumanity of it all, even in the European Union where double-digit unemployment is rampant, banks are fraudulently ‘bailed-in’ by stealing account holders’ money, and millions of workers’ houses are foreclosed on.
There just does not seem to be anything anybody anywhere can do about it.
It all basically boils down to the vast majority of working people in just about every country suffering the most perverse, unfair and blatant discrimination of all: when small but extremely powerful, unelected and illegitimate minorities discriminate against the vast majority of disorganized and as-yet-unawakened citizens.
This is not a ‘conspiracy theory’ or any such rubbish. This is something that’s right before our eyes. All you need to do is look in the right places, see who are running this ‘greatest show on Earth’, and then think with your own commonsense mind instead of letting CNN or Rupert Murdoch do the ‘thinking’ for you.
After three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi sank Italy to new depths of decadence where its workers have been sucked into an economic Eurocratic maelstrom that finally led to his resignation in November 2011, the Megabankers decided at the time to take over Italy outright.
That was when they replaced Berlusconi with Mario Monti of Trilateral Commission glory as Italy’s prime minister, as we then explained on RT.
Now, after Italy’s recent elections we saw its aging President Giorgio Napolitano again put a Rockefeller/Rothschild Boy in power; because Enrico Letta too is a Trilateral Commission member. And to make sure that Megabanker theft is duly supplemented by traditional Italian political mafias, Letta’s coalition government includes members of Berlusconi’s party. After all, his uncle Gianni Letta was/is Berlusconi’s right-hand man. So, yes indeed: Poor Italy!
The Trilateral Commission brings together Rockefeller, Morgan, Warburg, Rothschild, Lazard, Goldman Sachs and Soros banking interests under the aegis of global power elite geopolitical planners like Sir Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Dominique Moïsi, Richard Perle, Philip Zelikow and Paul Wolfowitz, amongst many others.
Notably, both PMs, the outgoing Mario Monti and incoming Enrico Letta, serve the Trilateral Agenda shoulder-to-shoulder with the top-brass from such global megabanks as CitiCorp, HSBC, Barclays, Nomura, Banco Santander, BBVA Bank, UBS, NM Rothschild, Deutsche Bank, BNP, Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs, Lazard, Mediobanca, Morgan Stanley, Warburg Pincus, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of New York Mellon, and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Overworld banking agencies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Federal Reserve Bank, Bank of England, European Central Bank, Dutch Central Bank, Bank of Greece, and Bank of Japan. Just a sampling to show that this is a most powerful high-class money club if ever there was one.
At 70, Monti is an elderly man; at 46, Letta is a promising young politician. In Italian politics it seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
The key question that should once again be on every Italian’s mind is: will Enrico Letta work to improve the plight of the Italian people or to promote bankers’ interests? Former Argentine President Juan Perón once said that all nations’ presidents and premiers have a foremost decision to make: they either govern to promote and protect the interests of their people over and above those of the global megabankers, or they merely work for the global megabankers and against their own people.
It’s a political coin that has had to be tossed by leaders time and again since the times of Jesus… Those making the right decision for their people often end up ousted, assassinated and demonized.
Looking at the list and track records of Trilateralists who have been catapulted into the highest echelons of power in government – Papademos in Greece, Monti in Italy, Cavallo in Argentina, Bill Clinton and George HW Bush in the US, Horst Kohler in Germany, Toomas Ilves in Estonia, Condoleezza and Susan Rice (yes, both of them!) in the US – one can see a pattern.
So, yes: friends, Romans and countrymen everywhere, the Trilateral Commission certainly does nave enormous clout and leverage to promote its globalist agenda over and above every country’s national interest.
Letta’s ascent to become Italy’s new prime minister – a country with huge economic, financial, social and political problems – once again raises the question: Who decides?
Is it the Italian people who have freely and democratically chosen to have an elite megabanker-friendly bureaucrat run their country or – as in Greece, France, the UK and so many other countries - is there a hidden hand that discretely catapults its own servants into the highest places of power?
Do ‘We, the People’ ever really decide anything or are we just asked to ‘legitimize’ through some high-profile election, decisions they have already taken? Do our real ‘political choices’ thus boil down to two, maybe three, elite candidates? A sort of ‘you-can-have-Coke-or-Pepsi’ non-choice?
If this only happened in Italy, we could say that it’s some sort of ‘Italian problem’. But, no: there’s clearly a pattern whereby global power-brokers first recruit and then very discretely promote their chosen players to the top echelons of entities like the Trilateral Commission where they are suitably groomed, positioned, prepared, coached and politically and financially ‘armed’. Normally, such individuals have little or no allegiance to their countries of origin and countrymen, but rather are align to the supranational globalist agenda.
And they plan well in advance too! An April 27 FoxNews TV report just aired a pro-Bush Family program showing that The Powers That Be are already busy toying with the idea that Jeb Bush – another ‘Baby Bush’ – might just be the right guy to run for president of the United States on the Republican Party ticket in 2016’s presidential elections.
Not surprisingly, many powerful Democrats are, in turn, already working to put Hillary Clinton as their candidate for those presidentials.
That would mean that in 2016 the American people just might have to choose between Jeb Bush (son of Trilateral member George HW Bush) and Hillary Clinton (wife of Trilateralist Bill Clinton). I know, I know: just a coincidence….
Come to think of it, maybe the title of this article should not just be ‘Poor Italy…’, but rather ‘Poor Italy and Greece and Argentina and Germany and USA and Estonia and…’.
Benjamin Disraeli - British Queen Victoria’s prime minister in the 19th century - once said that “The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”
A lucid vision from someone who was in a position to know. Add to this 21st century trillions of money-sloshing politics and, once again, we see that on the global political stage, money does indeed make the world go around. more