Re: Formerly, your gov. sucked - you moved to the US. Today, there is no recourse.
> One simple question remains unanswered: do we actually need those agreements?
The one simple answer is that if the current Hegemon cannot effect an economic capture of the EU at this time, it is more than likely that European nations will buy into the New Silk Road, running from the Pacific to the Atlantic. It is the Yankee pathetic vision of international affairs (and game theory), that this must inevitably make them an also-ran. So critical is this thing to the Hegemon that drafts of TTIP are not being released to national governments. Indeed, any final agreement cannot be published for 3?/5? years.
Think Bhopal w/o legal redress. Think Deepwater Horizon without legal redress. Worse: think of the muppets negotiating this agreement