So imagine you live in a house with six people and you elect one of them to do a deal with the chemist to supply the whole house drugs. When you get back from Hardware Mart, he’s done the deal, but you can’t see the contract, or the trial data, you don’t know what it costs, or how long it lasts, but the money will be auto-drawn in unmarked tranches until such time as it is not. Then you find out you have to take the drug, or you won’t be allowed in the kitchen.
It’s a crime in the house, but ok for a nation?
There have been several allegedly leaked contracts with Pfizer, one from Albania, and others from Brazil and South America. They all make extraordinary claims, they can’t be backed up. They might all be fakes but here’s the thing, we don’t know they’re fake because we can’t see the real thing.
Is Pfizer the bully that asked Argentina to accept all liability on its behalf and put its bank reserves, military bases and embassies at stake as collateral? “That the rules of the land don’t apply”. That the government may not discuss anything to do with the contract or Pfizer without asking permission from Pfizer.
Who can tell?
“It’s a private company muzzling a government”
Why the secrecy?
Try to imagine what possible benefit accrues to the whole house from signing deals on their behalf that most inhabitants can’t see? Perhaps the
crooks, I mean chemists, sold it their guy “real cheap” and it was cheaper than all the neighbors, so the chemist doesn’t want the other houses to know they paid more. If you’ll believe that…
We don’t know if the PM or President signed away Fort Knox, or London Bridge, or their own right to discuss problems with the vaccines or if they paid twice the price, agreed to knobble competitors, or let Pfizer steal intellectual property.
Apparently, in terror, all our democratically elected leaders signed away the ranch, our ranch, perhaps dreading headlines like “Thousands Dead because PM used home made Vax.”
1. Pfizer Reserves the Right to Silence Governments
…neither Pfizer nor the U.S. government can make “any public announcement concerning the existence, subject matter or terms of this Agreement, the transactions contemplated by it, or the relationship between the Pfizer and the Government hereunder, without the prior written consent of the other.”e Governments.
4. Private Arbitrators, not Public Courts, Decide Disputes in
What happens if the United Kingdom cannot resolve a contractual dispute with Pfizer? A secret panel of three private arbitrators—not a U.K court—is empowered under the contract to make the final decision. The arbitration is conducted under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Both parties are required to keep everything secret
5. Pfizer Can Go After State Assets.
Pfizer required Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Peru to waive sovereign immunity. In the case of Brazil, Chile and Colombia, for example, the government “expressly and irrevocably waives any right of immunity which either it or its assets may have or acquire in the future” to enforce any arbitration award (emphasis added). For Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, this includes “immunity against precautionary seizure of any of its assets.”
Everything about what it means to be a democracy, and what Rule of Law means, and the whole Magna Carta deal has apparently ended?
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December 18, 2021 at 11:17AM