February 24, 2012
Why in heavens name would the World Bank want to “save” the oceans? I’m mean, no, really? The World Bank proposes to bring together a montage of “countries, scientific centers, NGOs, international organisations, foundations and the private sector” groups to “save” the oceans.
Aside from looking to raise $1.5 billion, here’s a bullet list of goals:
* Coordinated global action to restore our oceans to health
* An unprecedented Global Partnership for Oceans
* To pool knowledge, experience, expertise, and investment around a set of agreed upon goals
* Raise at least $300 million in “catalytic finance”, meaning funds that would be used for technical assistance for key governance reforms
* Raise $1.2 billion to support healthy and sustainable oceans
* Rebuilding at least half of the world’s fish stocks
* Increase the annual net benefits of fisheries to between $20 billion and $30 billion
* Increase marine protected areas from 2% to 5%
At the end of the Brietbart article, we get a glimpse into what is really behind the World Bank’s initiative to “protect” and “save” the oceans.
In developing countries, one billion people depend on fish and seafood for their primary source of protein and over half a billion rely on fishing as a means of livelihood, Zoellick said.
For developing countries, including many island and coastal nations, fish represent the single most traded food product, and for many Pacific Island states, fish make up 80 percent of total exports.
“The world’s oceans are in danger,” Zoellick said. “Send out the S-O-S: We need to Save Our Seas.”
You can take this as the WB looking out for you and the people of the world to ensure food supplies or you can look at it as a means of being able to gain control over the oceans and as a result gaining control over the people.
It was former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who said, “If you control the oil you control the country; if you control food, you control the population.” Is this the plan?