Plane crazy

One thing you hear American politicians and businessmen talking about is “free trade”. What they actually mean is “free trade – as long as it doesn’t compete with us.” To make sure that this principle is applied, they’ve taken over organizations such as the World Trade Organization to get their way. Oh, and they might occasionally blow-up your country – with or without the UN.

A perfect illustration of this is The World Trade Organization (WTO) decision to rule that the European Union has broken the law by subsidizing Airbus to develop the next generation of airliners. But it’s perfectly OK for Boeing to receive subsidies from the American Government.