Skip to comments.Wikileaks cable reveals U.S. conspired to retaliate against European nations if they resisted GMOs
Posted on 12/26/2010 3:49:52 PM PST by opentalk
Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S.-led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making those countries pay a steep price if they resist.
The cable reveals the words of Craig Stapleton, the US ambassador to France, who was pushing the commercial interests of the biotech industry by attempting to force GMOs into France. In his own words (below), he expresses his frustration with the idea that France might pass environmental laws that would hamper the expansion of GMOs:
Europe is moving backwards not forwards on this issue with France playing a leading role, along with Austria, Italy and even the [European] Commission Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voice.
Got that so far? His own words: Retaliation as a way to make [it] clear that resisting GMOs will have a price.
Stapleton goes on to say something rather incredible:
Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory
As you read these words again, remember that these are the words of the U.S. ambassador to France who is suggesting the US calibrate a target retaliation list in order to cause some pain across the EU that must be sustainable over the long term.
(Excerpt) Read more at naturalnews.com ...
These are the bastards that are harming the US’s reputation. Selfish people in our own gov’t and business.
It would be nice to know what a “GMO” is.
I looked to the article in vain for any inkling of what a GMO is. What are we talking about here?
Did I skim too fast and miss it, or am I just the last to know?
Every single crop since the first snatch grain thrown down by Homo Erectus is a GMO.
For the EU green enviro nuts to protest is nonsense.
Every single domestic animal, including dairy cows and every breed of dog & cat, and all of the rest are genetically modified.
Genetically modified food
genetically modified organism
A genetically modified organism.
Genetically Modified Organism.
The EU countries have been crying over what they perceive to be potential health dangers. none of which have ever presented themselves since GMO’s have been entering the food chain over 4 decades ago.
Genetically Modified Organisms, aka, anything that they want to define as such.
Should America's policy be to bend over and accept Europrotectionism?
I see. So in other words the source website is a forum for environmentalist nonsense.
Shall I take my product and shove it down your throat backed by gov’t threats?
I’m in business myself. This is just bad business. They don’t want to buy, tough sh*t.
Great! About time they defended American interests.
It appears that you are at least second to last since I also had not a hint of a clue what they were talking about.
They are conspiring against the US economic interests. If the EU cartels want to make economic war on us, let them expect retaliation.
This is exactly what the US should be doing, e.g., acting in America’s interests. Surprise that might just happen with the Obama dude in charge is the only surprise here! Of course, this may be a core campaign contributor to the Dem’s and hence this administration actually acting in “America’s Interests” internationally.
Yep, Monsanto’s interests...
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