by Thierry Meyssan
July 04, 2016
translation by Pete Kimberley
Press keeps repeating the same message - by leaving
the European Union, the British have isolated
themselves from the rest of the world, and will have
to deal with terrible economic consequences.
And yet, the
fall in the Pound could be an advantage within the
Commonwealth, which is a far greater family than the
Union, and present on all six continents.
Famous for its
pragmatism, the City could quickly become the
international centre for the yuan and implant the
Chinese currency in the very heart of the Union.
Elizabeth II, Queen
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
Antigua and Barbuda,
Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,
Canada, Grenada, the
Solomon Islands, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea,
Saint Kitts and
Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, and Tuvalu.
The United States remain uncertain of their capacity to convince the
European Union to participate actively in NATO, and the will of the
United Kingdom to pursue the military alliance that they have been
building together since 1941 for the purpose of dominating the
Because despite the allegations of the
European leaders, the Brexit does not isolate the United Kingdom,
but enables it to turn to the Commonwealth and to create links with
China and Russia.
the Europeans into NATO
The United States and the United Kingdom had planned to push the
members of the Union to announce the increase of their military
budget to 2% of their GDP during the Alliance summit in Warsaw (8
and 9 July).
Besides this, there were plans for the
adoption of a strategy for deploying forces at the Russian border,
including the creation of a joint NATO-EU logistical unit which
would enable the collective use of helicopters, ships, drones and
Until now, the United Kingdom was the most important contributor of
the Union in matters of Defence, providing close to 15% of the EU
Apart from this, it was in charge of
Operation Atalanta for the
protection of maritime transports off the coast of the Horn of
Africa, and had made its ships available in the Mediterranean.
And finally, it was planned that the UK
would furnish troops for the constitution of EU combat groups.
Brexit, all these engagements are
now null and void.
For Washington, the question is now whether London will or will not
accept to increase its direct investment in NATO, of which it is
already the second most important contributor, to compensate for the
part it played in the EU - but without gaining any particular
advantage by doing so.
Although Michael Fallon, the
current British Minister of Defence, has promised not to weaken the
common efforts of NATO and the EU, no-one can see why London would
agree to place new troops under foreign command.
As a result, and above all, Washington is questioning the will of
London to pursue the military alliance that it has been building
with the Crown since 1941.
Of course, we should not rule out the
possibility that the Brexit may be a British trick enabling them to
renegotiate their "special relation" with "the Americans" to their
However, it is much more probable that
London hopes to extend its relations to Beijing and Moscow without
necessarily forgoing the advantages of its entente with Washington.
Anglo-Saxon secret agencies
During the Second World War, and even before they joined the war,
the United States concluded a pact with the United Kingdom which was
clearly laid out in the specifics of the Atlantic Charter.
It called for the two countries to unite
in order to guarantee freedom of maritime circulation and the
extension of free trade.
This alliance was implemented by
the "Five Eyes" agreement, which
currently serves as the basis for the cooperation between 17
Intelligence agencies from 5 different states:
The documents revealed by Edward Snowden
the Echelon network in its current
form constitutes "a supranational Intelligence agency which is
independent of the laws of its own member states".
So the "Five Eyes" have been able to spy
on personalities like the Secretary General of the UNO and the
German Chancellor, and at the same time, carry out mass surveillance
on their own citizens.
In identical fashion, in 1948, the United States and the United
Kingdom founded a second supranational agency, the Office of Special
Projects, which commanded the "stay-behind" networks of the UNO,
known today by
the name of Gladio.
Professor Daniele Ganser has shown that this Bureau has
organized a number of coups d'état and terrorist operations in
If at first we thought that the
"strategy of tension" was aimed at preventing the accession to power
of Communist governments in Europe by democratic means, it soon
became clear that it was aimed mainly at feeding the phobia of
Communism, and thus justifying Anglo-Saxon military protectionism.
Newly-declassified documents have shown
that this mechanism exists outside Europe and operates in the Arab
Finally, in 1982, the United States, the United Kingdom and
Australia created a third supranational agency, whose pseudo NGO's -
National Endowment for Democraty
and its four subsidiaries:
ACILS, CIPE, NDI and IRI - form the
visible part. 
It specializes in the organization of
coups d'état camouflaged as "revolutions".
Although there exists an impressive quantity of literature
concerning these three programs, we know absolutely nothing about
the supranational agencies which control them.
The United States, who proclaimed their independence by separating
from the Crown, only became reconciled with the United Kingdom at
the end of the 19th century (the Great Rapprochement).
The two states allied for the Spanish
war in Cuba, and then for the exploitation of their colonial trading
posts in China - in other words, when Washington discovered its
In 1902, a trans-Atlantic club was
formed in order to affirm their refound friendship,
The Pilgrims Society. It is
traditionally presided by the English monarch.
The reconciliation was sealed in 1917 with the common project for
the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, 
and the United States entered the war alongside the United Kingdom.
Since then, the two states have shared various military means,
including, later on, the atomic bomb.
However, when the Commonwealth was
created, Washington refused to be part of it, considering itself to
be London's equal.
Despite a few disagreements during the British attacks on Egypt
(Suez Canal) or against Argentina (the "Falklands" war), or again
during the US attacks on Grenada, the two powers have always offered
each other strong support.
The Crown financed the beginning of
Barack Obama's electoral campaign in 2008, by pouring
in generous contributions via the Iraqi-British arms dealer
During his first term, a large number of
the new President's direct collaborators were secretly members of
the Pilgrims' Society, of which the US section was then presided by
But President Obama progressively moved
away from the group, giving the Crown the impression that it was not
being paid in return.
Things worsened with the sharp words
published in The Atlantic against David Cameron 
- and the visit of the Obama couple to Queen Elizabeth II for her
birthday did little to heal any wounds.
By disengaging from the European Union, and moving away from the
United States, the United Kingdom has not isolated itself by any
means, but can once again play it's master card:
It has been completely overlooked that
in 1936, Winston Churchill launched the idea of incorporating
the present states of the European Union into the Commonwealth.
His proposition was hindered by the rise
of danger and the World War. It was only after the allied Victory
that this same Churchill launched the idea of the "United States of
Europe"  and convened the Conference of the
European Movement in The Hague. 
The Commonwealth is an organisation of 53 member states whose only
politics are founded on basic English values:
However, it suggests that its members
develop business and sports skills. Besides this, it shares its
experts in all sectors.
Queen Elizabeth II, who is the sovereign of 16 of the member states,
is the Head of the Commonwealth (an elective rather than a
What do the British
From London's point of view, it is the United States who have
violated the "special relation" by giving in to the immoderation
(hubris) of a unipolar world, and conducting their own foreign and
financial policies by themselves - and this, at a time when they are
no longer the prime economic power in the world nor the prime
conventional military power.
From this point on, it is in the interest of the United Kingdom to
cease from placing "all its eggs in one basket" - to conserve the
common instruments it shares with Washington while relying on the
Commonwealth and weaving new relations with Beijing and Moscow,
either directly, or else via the Shanghai Cooperation
And specifically, on the day of the Brexit, the SCO accepted the
adhesion of two members of the Commonwealth, India and Pakistan,
while it had never included Commonwealth states before. 
While we know nothing of the contacts that the United Kingdom must
have already made with Russia, we may note its rapprochement with
Last March, the London Stock Exchange, which manages the exchanges
of the City and Milan, revealed its project of fusion with the
Deutsche Börse, which manages,
It was planned that the two companies
should decide on the operation just after the Brexit referendum.
This announcement is all the more
astonishing in that European regulations formally prohibit such an
operation, which is the equivalent of creating a "dominant
position". The decision thus supposed that the two companies were
anticipating the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Furthermore, the London Stock Exchange announced an agreement with
the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), and, in
June, became the primary Stock Exchange in the world to rate Chinese
All the elements were in place to
transform the City into a Chinese Trojan Horse in the
European Union, to the detriment of US supremacy.
 "The Atlantic Charter", by
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Voltaire Network,
14 August 1941.
 Nato's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in
Western Europe, Daniele Ganser, Cass, London, 2004.
 America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists and the
Shaping of the Modern Middle East, Hugh Wilford, Basic Books,
 "The networks of 'democratic' interference", by Thierry
Meyssan, Voltaire Network, 22 January 2004; "Национальный фонд
демократии - игровая площадка ЦРУ] ", Тьерри Мейсан, Однако (Российская
Федерация) , Сеть Вольтер, 6 октября 2010.
 "Who is the Enemy?", by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Roger
Lagassé, Voltaire Network, 4 August 2014.
 "The Obama Doctrine", by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
(USA) , Voltaire Network, 10 March 2016.
 "Winston Churchill speaking in Zurich on the United States
of Europe", by Winston Churchill, Voltaire Network, 19 September
 "Histoire secrète de l'Union européenne ", par Thierry
Meyssan, Réseau Voltaire, 28 juin 2004.
 "Brexit coincides with India's and Pakistan's entry into the
SCO", by Alfredo Jalife-Rahme, Translation Anoosha Boralessa, La
Jornada (Mexico) , Voltaire Network, 2 July 2016.