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By: Attorney Constance Cumbey
July 21, 2007

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If a very recent British newspaper article is to be believed, Great Britain may soon surrender its permanent Security Council seat at the UN to the European Union's Javier Solana. According to EU Referendum blogspot, Great Britain won't lose their Security Council seat, nor will France, but the EU will instead have its own seat. Britain and/or France will have to defer to the EU and remain silent at the UN Security Council, should an issue arise on which the EU has taken a "common position."[1] Which ever version of this is true, it will unquestionably mean a much greater role for him (or any successor) on the world stage. Since October 1999, Solana has headed European foreign and military policy. He also serves as Secretary General of the European Union Council of Ministers. Also, since November 20, 1999, Solana has headed the Western European Union, a ten permanent member military federation. That was to have been a "temporary" one year stint, but I cynically note that the "year" has lasted a very long time and that job is still in existence. Solana uses the WEU job for holding military-industrial confabs that might not be as non-controversially available to him in other venues.[2] Since assuming his initial EU governmental roles, his powers have steadily grown. He now is playing an obviously prominent role in "global governance" as well.

Quoting from that article as it appears in the British Telegraph on line today, July 20, 2007:

The British government had claimed that powers for the EU foreign policy supremo, rechristened a High Representative, have been reduced and his UN role stripped from the new treaty. However, an EU official confirmed: "We retain, except for the name of the minister, the Constitutional Treaty text of 2004 including the provisions on the UN. "There is a provision which provides for the representative of the EU to state the position of the EU at the UN Security Council." The Government had insisted that negotiations on the treaty had ensured that the British presence on the Security Council would never be replaced by an EU representative. However, the text provides for the British seat to be occupied by an EU minister when the bloc has a united position on issues. Mr Hague, the shadow foreign secretary, has criticised Gordon Brown for allowing "one of the most damaging and important provisions in the rejected EU Constitution" to be resurrected after referendums by the French and Dutch two years ago voted against it [i] [3]

My personal tracking of Javier Solana began in late November, 1995 November 22 to be precise. As a culmination of his dual six month rotating presidencies of the European Union and Western European Union, Solana executed and signed a comprehensive Treaty of Association with Israel on November 20, 1995.[4] Only one week later, he would preside over the first Barcelona Conference designed to battle religious fundamentalism, set the stage for a Mediterranean Free Trade zone to be launched in 2010, and eliminate and/or reduce USA presence in the Mediterranean. Two days after the conclusion of that conference, he would be unanimously selected as a "dark horse candidate" to the disappointment of former Dutch president Ruud Lubbers who aspired to the job, to be the new Secretary General of NATO.[5] More surprisingly still was that this NATO job came to him only a scant few months after he dispatched Spanish warships against the Canada he declared a virtual state of war against.

While still at NATO, Javier Solana was given unusual grants of power for that usually ministerial type job the sole power to decide if and when bombs should fall on the former Yugoslavia. Few Americans paid attention when President Clinton declared on national USA TV on March 21, 1995, "I agree with Javier Solana's decision to do this." I heard no news person ever ask, "Who's Javier Solana?"

Solana's first EU positions, apart from the rotating jobs he held before taking over NATO in December 1995 were , Secretary General of the Council of Ministers of the European Union; Office of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, were created by the EU Council of Ministers in December 1998 with the curiously numbered Europa codified Section 666. His job is indexed at Europa under that number.[6] As many who have followed my previous writings about Dr. Solana (he holds a University of Virginia physics doctorate) know, after receiving these powers he used his Western European Union seat to propose even more, also curiously named and numbered "Recommendation 666."[7]

Subsequent to that, among many other grants of authority, Mr. Solana has been deemed the only person suitable to give orders to shut down the Galileo Satellite System of the EU, headquartered at Torrejon, Spain, "in case of emergency."[8]

Conceding that 666 job establishing Europa code section number may have been accidental, Javier Solana was shortly after taking that job, also placed in charge of the ten permanent member Western European Union. This happened on or about November 20, 1999. A lavish global governance party was held at the Palermo, Italy, luxurious New York University Law School owned villa. It was formerly the property of Sir Harold Acton. Page 666 of Sidney Blumenthal's book, records another global elite event. On November 20, 1999, just about the same time, maybe the very same day that Javier Solana was handed the ten national Western European Union presidency, a star studded dinner was held. The event happened near Florence, Italy. Sidney Blumenthal acted as toastmaster. The night, November 20, 1999, a The Clintons, the Blairs, Gerhard Schroeder, and so many other world elites were in attendance at it, the Villa La Pietra. So was Javier Solana. He is specifically mentioned on that interestingly, perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not numbered page 666 of the Blumenthal book, THE CLINTON WARS.

"The Villa la Pietra is a sixty room, fifteenth century mansion containing priceless art works and surrounded by acres of manicured Tuscan gardens filled with statuary. Through the pines, more than a mile in the distance, can be seen Brunelleschi's magnificent dome on Florence's Duomo. At La Pietra on November 20, 1999, a dinner was held to open a summit meeting of the Third Way Movement -- Progressive Governance in the Twenty-first Century. . . . "Around the tables sat European Commission president Romano Prodi, European foreign minister Javier Solana, Director-General of the International Labor Organization Juan Somavia, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prime Minister Allesso D'Alema, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, and President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil. . . Under the auspices of New York University and the European University Institute in Florence, prominent intellectuals from the United States and Europe joined the party. . . "[9]

Topping all of this was the entertainment. Famed blind Italian tenor Andre Botticelli sang arias.

Solana, is a former physics professor and long time Spanish cabinet officer. He is an admitted former Marxist. So far, he appears to be little noticed or is intentionally ignored by the USA's mainstream media. He has had a steady growing stream of powers handed him starting, apparently, in November 1995. In 1995, the six month rotating presidencies of the Western European Union, a ten nation military federation, and the European Union coincided for the very first time. Both rotating presidencies belonged to Spain for that six month period. Both were handed to Javier Solana to handle on behalf of the Kingdom of Spain. He was a mere cabinet officer for Spain at that time. He had also been spokesman for the Spanish government, from 1985 to 1988 while serving as Spain's Minister of Culture.

As the six month rotating president of the European Union, coinciding with one as well for the 10 Nation Western European Union, he executed the first of many Mediterranean area "Treaties of Association, with Israel on November 20, 1995. One week week later, he launched the Barcelona process which was an admitted hoped for Roman empire reconfiguration. Fifteen nations from Europe and 12 from the Middle East would participate. Ehud Barak represented Israel. Yasser Arafat represented the Palestinian Union. Barak proudly told the delegates at those sessions how happy he was that Israel had at long last joined "The European Club." "We have beaten our swords into plowshares," reportedly said Barak.

Only two days after that event from which the USA was excluded, except as an observer, Javier Solana would be named the new head of NATO. Canada, whose Nova Scotia's maritime economy had been virtually decimated by actions earlier that same year by Javier Solana, curiously went along with Solana's unanimous dark horse candidate election.

Solana has also been given sole powers to shut down Europe's Space Agency in case of emergency. He is also working diligently to consolidate all military powers of the European Union. This means a potential army to him of 2 million men and modestly estimated160 billion Euro budget.

That Javier Solana appears to be calling shots, even with the USA, is shown by treatment recently given Tony Blair. Although George Bush badly wanted Tony Blair, virtually his only EU ally, to be the Quartet's envoy to the Middle East, Blair has now been bluntly told that he has no authority to enter into negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Evidently, Javier Solana wants the diplomatic glory of that accomplishment all for himself. This is still another of the growing examples of Javier Solana always appearing to get his own way.[10]

Javier Solana is an apparently ubiquitous enigma. He looks bluntly totally harmless. I would describe him as being appearance wise as "somebody you would buy a used car from and feel perfectly safe, everybody's favorite uncle, everybody's favorite professor, the most comfortable pair of old shoes in your closet." In short, he looks perfectly safe.

Is he? His publicly revealed petulance over Tony Blair's appointment reveals another side to this man -- a more pensive, darker side. His declared antagonism to USA religious feelings in 2003, his disregard for the religious feelings of Serbian Orthodox believers who are seeing their religious capital, Kosovo, ripped from them, his disregard for the Gush Katif Jewish Gaza settlers who were forcibly dragged from their former homes, only to have Gaza turned into a new terror center for the rest of Israel.

With the help of Stanford University and New York University, and the USA's Brookings Institution, Javier Solana is in the vanguard of drawing up new global governance machinery. Those efforts have been even applauded by the USA's State Department. In that same speech and other speeches, Javier Solana expressed dismay that "nobody wanted to obey" and his interpretation of what he calls. "The You-Tube Effect."[11]

'We now know that we must bring together the world of soldiers, diplomats, judges and development experts. More fundamentally the old system cannot cope because power is shifting away. Within political systems: to the media, markets and above all to individuals. . . . These days, there is less obedience. Who wants to be a follower if you are constantly told you can be what you want to be? It is striking that in Britain, the slogan for the recruitment for the army has changed from "Your country needs You" to "Be all you can be."[12]

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On July 14th, Javier Solana celebrated his 65th birthday. It appears that France and Great Britain gave him some pretty big presents in the form of the new European treaty. Solana has long coveted Security Council access. This time, it appears he just may have gotten it.

I hope my impressions about this man and his career are wrong. If they are not, may the Lord help us all!

Footnotes:

1, Article, "Getting it wrong,"
2, Arming Big Brother - The EU's Security Research Programme
3, Article by Bruno Waterfield in Brussels, "EU will take Britain's EU seat, says Hague." July 20, 2007
4, Israel-EU trade agreement November 1995
5, Dutch See Humiliation by Washington After Lubbers Withdraws : Quarreling NATO Renews Search for a Leader
6, General Report 1998 - Chapter V: Role of the Union in the world Section 1: Common foreign and security policy (3/24), Section 666, Europa
7, On the consequences of including certain functions of WEU in the European Union - reply to the annual report of the Council
8, See e.g., Lindstrom & Gasparini Chailott Occasional paper No. 44, April 2003: "European Union Institute for Security Studies paper, "The Galileo Satellite System and its Emergency Implications, Chailot
9, Blumenthal, Sidney. The Clinton Wars. Farrar, Straux and Giroux, New York: 2003. Citing page 666-667. The actual paragraph may be read online under a "search inside" feature on Amazon.com's website
10, See Javier Solana's official Curriculum Vitae
11, Managing global insecurity with Javier Solana
12, Managing global insecurity -- speech by EUHR Solana

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Constance Cumbey is an active Michigan lawyer. Constance practices her profession primarily in, Southeastern Michigan, USA. Sometimes she also works in what she calls her "old stomping grounds" of Michigan's State Capital, Lansing, Michigan where she practices administrative, state law related matters. She's enjoyed active and stimulating careers in government, politics, law and as a published and translated author. In the past she served as a national officer of the National Association of Women Lawyers and chaired the Family Law subcommittee of the General Practice Section of the American Bar Association.

Before beginning her legal career, she worked as a legislative analyst for the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, and while in law school as a consultant to the Appropriations Committee of the Michigan State Senate. She also served as the first charter position Executive Assistant to the Mayor of the Detroit enclave City of Highland Park, Michigan. Seven years into her legal career, she went on to become the author of the first major critical book about the New Age Movement, THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW: The New Age Movement and our Coming Age of Barbarism (1983); A PLANNED DECEPTION: The Staging of a New Age Messiah (1986). Currently, she's completing a volume about Javier Solana, the Barcelona Process, Israel and the European Union.

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While still at NATO, Javier Solana was given unusual grants of power for that usually ministerial type job the sole power to decide if and when bombs should fall on the former Yugoslavia.