BE CONCERNED! BE VERY CONCERNED! - DETENTION CAMPS ARE COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD
August 14, 2006
by: S.R. Shearer
"Nobody is talking much about it, but moves have been
made to develop a network of detention centers in the US."
editor of The American Muslim
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The United States is moving inexorably toward
war with Syria and Iran, and it is moving in this direction with the same
iron-like determination that it moved toward war with Iraq four years ago.
In addition, as it finesses Syria and Iran under the sights of its gun barrels,
it is utilizing the same depraved cunning and pernicious subterfuge that it
used to maneuver Iraq into its crosshairs in 2002. Finally, there is a certain
fearful and cold-hearted resolve that is being evinced in what the U.S. is
doing that should send shivers up the spine of anyone who is watching.
As one observes the developing situation, one
begins to realize that there is NOTHING either country can do to escape
what the U.S. has planned for it; no amount of squirming, no amount of writhing,
no amount of shifting and turning can deliver these countries from what the
U.S. intends to do to them, despite the fact - and contrary to how all this
is being portrayed to the American people - that both countries are desperate
for one-on-one talks with U.S. authorities that would deliver them from their
fate. Again, it's enough to make one tremble in fear.
THIS COLD-HEARTED RESOLVE IS
NOW BEING TURNED AGAINST DISSENTERS
American Christians - or for that matter, anyone
- who in any way dissent from the cruel policies of the American New World
Order System should take note of this grim and heartless resolve, because
this same awful resoluteness is being turned against them.
One can easily see this resolve in the way that
the U.S. has - under the cover of secrecy (but a secrecy that is easily pierced)
- been laying the groundwork for a round-up of "dissenters" in the
United States and their ultimate consignment to detention centers throughout
the country, all of which should lend a certain urgent and somber credence
to the words of the prophet to the people of God:
"Flee out of the midst of Babylon [i.e., the United States], and deliver
every man his soul ... [before it's too late]." (Jer. 51:6)
DISCERNING THE "SIGNS OF THE TIMES"
The "signs" for what is coming are easily
discernable to anyone who wants to see them; the trouble is, as we have said
so often before, many of those who should take note of what's occurring are
not disposed to do so - even many of those associated with Antipas.
The "lefties," of course, have taken
note of what's happening, and many of them are beginning to stream out of
the country. And it's not just "lefties" and other assorted "dissenters"
who have taken note of what's occurring; even a few mainline, conservative
Christians, people such as John W. Whitehead, head of the right-wing Rutherford
Institute and otherwise a STRONG supporter of George Bush, are
worried. Whitehead anxiously writes:
"Some have speculated that there are already between 600-800 'prison
camps' in the United States that are fully operational and ready to receive
prisoners. According to these claims, the internment camps … [are located]
in various discreet locations throughout America … Although the precise number
of these internment camps and all their exact locations are unknown to most,
THEIR EXISTENCE IS VIRTUALLY UNDENIABLE.”
And this from someone of the stature of John Whitehead!
Tom Hennessy of the moderate Press-Telegram agrees with Whitehead;
"There already are thousands of beds in place at various U.S. locations
for the purpose of housing … [civilian detainees]. For what purpose?"
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
wonders the same thing:
"Why so much unused [prison] bed space? What is the government planning
that we don't know about?"
"These allegations are not limited to conspiracy theorists. In fact,
they have become mainstream, even reaching our nation’s concerned government
leaders. For instance, when Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) read a story widely
circulated in the U.S. press … [about the presence of these detention camps]
he became so alarmed that he gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House
of Representatives on the topic … McDermott proclaimed, 'The reason I raise
this issue is that I come from a state where in 1941 under executive order
by the President, 9661, we rounded up all the Japanese Americans in this country
and put them in internment camps. It seems that we have set in place the mechanisms
to do something similar to that again'.”
Whitehead is not convinced
by the arguments that these unused detention centers are being opened up merely
to house illegal immigrants, as many in the government claim; he concludes
"Our government assures us that these camps would only be used for a
hypothetical influx of immigrants. But can we trust the government?"
Again, all this from an otherwise strong supporter
of the Bush Administration.
USING EVACUEES FROM NEW ORLEANS AS GUINIA PIGS
FOR A "DRY-RUN" AT ROUNDING UP DISSENTERS
To most average, middle-class Christians, however,
concern over secret detention camps goes hand-in-hand with jokes about black
helicopters and the so-called stationing of Chinese troops at secret bases
in the United States - the same kind of witticisms and jesting that the German
people greeted early rumors about concentration camps in Germany during the
Still, the rumors persist - not so much over Chinese
troops and black helicopters - but over detention camps. Moreover, these rumors
have begun to take on a certain ominous hue in light of a number of credible
stories that emanated out of the experiences of many of the poor who were
"relocated" from New Orleans after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina
- stories that told of evacuees being locked up behind barbed wire in places
like Camp Williams, an Army National Guard training center in Utah. For instance,
Diane Carmen of the Denver Post, reporting on evacuees at another location
- specifically, the Community College of Aurora - wrote,
"If I didn't know better, I'd have thought I was peering through the
fence at a concentration camp."
Most Americans had supposed that evacuees had
been housed in hotel rooms, trailer parks and/or with other families throughout
the country; but that's not the case at all. Most were detained behind barbed
wire at places like Camp Williams.
Was what happened to poor, black New Orleans evacuees
a kind of "DRY-RUN" for things to come? - a "DRY-RUN"
at rounding up and detaining MASSES of people? It certainly seems so!
Journalists Jeremy Scahill and Daniela Crespo
report that in furtherance of this "DRY-RUN," FEMA dispatched
“heavily armed paramilitary mercenaries from the Blackwater private
security firm," infamous for their work in Iraq, to round-up New Orleans
citizens (many at gunpoint) for evacuation. Noting the reputation of the Blackwater
mercenaries as “some of the most feared professional killers in the world,”
Scahill and Crespo said Blackwater’s presence in New Orleans “raises alarming
questions about what the government … [was up to in New Orleans]." Concerning
the Bush Administration's use of mercenaries like Blackwater and other
special federalized troops, former Reagan administration official Paul Craig
Roberts, who has now turned against the excesses of the Bush administration,
says that -
"The Brownshirts [meaning the supporters of the Bush Administration]
are now arming themselves with a Gestapo."
MANY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY ARE AFRAID
Many reputable observers among the black community
are worried as well. For example, well-known commentator Mike Whitney thinks
that what happened to the New Orleans evacuees was just that - a kind of "DRY-RUN"
for things to come; an ominous precursor of danger ahead that most Americans
naively refuse to recognize. Whitney writes:
"Although white, middle-class Americans seem to be in denial over what
has taken place in New Orleans; many black Americans seem to fully grasp its
Again, while middle-class whites may think that
such thinking is "over the top" and "outrageous," most
poor blacks obviously don't seem to think so!
Take another example: Glen Ford, a well-known
commentator in the black community, believes that what happened in New Orleans
is just the latest indicator pointing to a policy of "cleansing"
a supposed dangerous population from the "body politic" - a policy
that is being papered-over by the "diversionary braying" of the
news media. Ford claims that there was no "bureaucratic bungling"
or "failure of leadership" per se in New Orleans: It was
a perfectly choreographed government "exercise" to isolate and then
"round-up" a large (and presumably menacing) population and imprison
them under the guise of a "bungled" but altruistic façade - and
incidentally pave the way for lavish reconstruction projects for the wealthy
constituents of the Bush administration. To that end, Ford says that "the
right of return" for the people of New Orleans will be blocked by "facts
on the ground" that will preclude any future homecoming for poor blacks.
He goes on to say that -
"It's likely that the measly $2000 stipend that Bush has offered the
relocated residents will be the only reparation they see from Washington."
And, of course, that's exactly what's happened!
Ford goes on to charge that -
"Displacement based on race is a form of genocide, as recognized under
the Geneva Conventions. Destruction of a people's culture, by official action,
or depraved inaction, is an offense against humanity, under international
A GOVERNMENT WITHIN A GOVERNMENT
Again, a pretty extravagant claim - or so it seems
at first blush, especially insofar as white Christians and other supporters
of the Bush administration are concerned. But maybe there's more to what
Whitney, Carmen and Ford are saying - and we can begin to see this as we examine
the focus of their concern: the "goings on" at FEMA (i.e., the Federal
Emergency Management Agency) during Hurricane Katrina. Whitney writes:
"FEMA employees did everything in their power to undermine relief operations
for the people stranded by Hurricane Katrina. Their orders simply corresponded
with Washington's intention to put the city under federal control and to forcefully
evacuate the victims to [other] locations around the … [country].
"Most of us have already heard the damning accusations of Aaron Broussard,
president of Jefferson Parrish, LA, who said on Meet the Press that FEMA had
cut off supplies of water, food and fuel to hurricane victims, as well as
cutting 'all of our emergency communications lines'.
"Since, Broussard's nationally broadcast testimonial, there's been a
torrent of charges leveled at FEMA. The National Guard was prevented from
attending to the sick and wounded, desperately needed busses were unexplainably
returned to Baton Rouge, assistance was rejected from Chicago and other cities,
helicopter rescue teams were reprimanded for rescuing people trapped on their
roofs, and checkpoints were set up to prevent poor, black people from leaving
"Information Clearinghouse has put together an impressive list of articles
that detail the FEMA obstructions. [The truth is], the blocking of aid to
hurricane victims was not a 'failure of leadership' or 'bureaucratic bungling'
as the media has suggested, but was the intentional policy of the Bush administration.
The administration was executing a strategy to annex local police and National
Guard and put them under direct federal authority. The plan was temporarily
subverted when both the Mayor and the Governor (both Democrats) refused to
relinquish their power. The White House then threatened to take-over regardless;
invoking little-known presidential orders that allow sweeping executive powers
in a national emergency [powers that reside in FEMA]."
Whitney gives some background to his charges; he explains,
"FEMA has been entirely reshaped under the Bush Administration. It's
no longer designed to meet the needs of a natural disaster but, rather, to
advance the political agenda of the current regime. Currently there are executive
orders on the books that permit the president to seize all modes of transportation,
control the media, take over all energy sources, control all aircraft and
airports, relocate entire communities AND OPERATE PENAL AND CORRECTIONAL
FACILITIES IN THE EVENT OF A NATIONAL EMERGENCY.
"Under the provisions of Executive Order 11921 'It also provides that
when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review
the action for 6 months ... [The government now sees] FEMA's [main] role as
… the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination,
and protecting civil and military installations from sabotage and attack,
AS WELL AS PREVENTION OF DISSIDENT GROUPS FROM GAINING ACCESS TO U.S. OPINION
OR A GLOBAL AUDIENCE IN TIMES OF CRISIS'.
"FEMA's role has changed from one of public assistance in a natural
catastrophe to defense of the political establishment and its economic-military
power base. New Orleans represents a fundamental transformation in the way
the administration plans to conduct domestic affairs. The democratic model
has been abandoned for a top-down managerial-style WITH ALL THE FAMILIAR
TRAPPINGS OF A DICTATORSHIP. The results … [have been] plain to see; the
city of New Orleans [was placed] … under martial law with armored vehicles
and 70,000 military personnel on 24 hour patrol with … the last occupants
of the poorer areas being forcefully removed from their homes and evacuated
while legally-registered firearms … [were] confiscated by the police."
A BIZARRE METAMORPHOSIS
But it isn't as if all this should come as a surprise.
Alarms have been raised about FEMA for some time now, but only those who occupy
the outer fringes of the proverbial "nut circuit," have been paying
attention to what Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen call this "obscure
government agency," and all this despite the fact that well-known (and
well-respected) syndicated columnist Jack Anderson began blowing the whistle
on FEMA back in October 1984. At the time (again, more than twenty years ago)
Anderson wrote that -
"FEMA had prepared BIZARRE standby decrees that would, in the
event of a national crisis, suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
… AND GENERALLY CLAMP AMERICANS DOWN IN A TOTALITARIAN VISE."
"In any self-respecting banana republic, such a document might be called
a blueprint for a coup d'état. FEMA calls it 'national security' planning."
Vankin and Whalen report that it's necessary for
people who want to understand the regenesis of FEMA from an agency that President
Jimmy Carter created as a catchall for natural-disaster relief and civil defense
planning to a "junior CIA or FBI" peopled by junta-minded staffers
to grasp the mind-set that launched the Reagan Revolution - a revolution that
posited itself squarely against the so-called excesses of a "liberalism
run amok" in the 1960s and 1970s.
In 1981, Ronald Reagan and his arch-conservative
troops marched into Washington determined to extinguish for good the anti-establishment
group of '60s radicals that they supposed had taken over the country - but
which had in fact long since burned itself out. Nonetheless, in the eyes of
the president's posse of aging Barry Goldwater-types and John Birchers, the
flaming hippies, militant minorities, and draft-dodging radicals whom they
charged with America's defeat in Vietnam continued to pose a "clear and
present danger." To these conservative ideologues, there was no such
a thing as a "peaceful demonstrator;" instead, they saw such demonstrators
as bomb-throwing terrorists bent on the overthrow of the "American free
enterprise system" and the "American way of life."
It was under the impress of this mindset that
FEMA began its transformation (a transformation that the present Bush Administration
has now completed) into an "anti-terrorist" agency with sweeping
powers to combat this "radical threat" - powers that actually came
to surpass those of the FBI and caused Jack Anderson to call FEMA,
"A SECRET GOVERNMENT WITHIN A GOVERNMENT."
WHY WAS FEMA CHOSEN?
Why was FEMA chosen and the FBI bypassed? Simple! - because, as conservative
as the FBI was, it still was subject to a plethora of rules and regulations
that precluded to a large extent the overt politicizing of the agency,
while FEMA stood outside the scope of many of these regulations and could be
staffed by political appointees chosen by the president and his staffers - appointees
who "owned" their jobs at the sufferance of the president and his
clique of conservative ideologues.
Vankin and Whalen write:
"To head the agency, Reagan and presidential counsel Edwin Meese III
(later U.S. attorney general) tapped their old friend 'General' Louis O. Giuffrida,
a stealth-obsessed ex-California National Guard officer who preferred to be
addressed according to his former rank in that organization. Giuffrida was
eminently qualified for what Reagan and Meese had in mind. Prepared for all
contingencies, he had himself deputized so he could pack a sidearm at the
THE MINDSET BEHIND THE REAGAN REVOLUTION
Vankin and Whalen go on to explain Giuffrida's conspiratorial mindset:
"During the late sixties and early seventies, Giuffrida had served as
[then California] Governor Reagan's terrorism advisor, and at Reagan's request
founded the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI), a school for
police and military commandos. To quote an early CSTI instruction manual:
'LEGITIMATE VIOLENCE IS INTEGRAL TO OUR FORM OF GOVERNMENT, FOR IT IS FROM
THIS SOURCE THAT WE CAN PURGE … [THOSE WHO OPPOSE US]."
"The budding 1980s turned out to be a veritable renaissance for cold-war
warriors [of the Joseph McCarthy variety - people who see agents of communism
(and the devil) under every bush and tree]. As Reagan warned complacent Americans
about the Evil Empire and the communist horde (which was bivouacked just south
of Texas, the Gripper claimed), the Pentagon prepared plans for World War IV
- mere World War III preparations being hazardously short-sighted. Giuffrida,
meanwhile, battened down the hatches at FEMA. Signs were posted warning employees
that 'SECURITY IS EVERY BODY'S BUSINESS'. A new phone system was installed to
record each number dialed, and memos were circulated reminding staffers that
personal phone calls were verboten: 'Calling to say you will be home
late could result in a fine or separation from the job', advised one memorandum."
Vankin and Whalen continue that FEMA was -
"… obsessed over the possibility of 'radical environmentalists' teaming
up with terrorists and doing unkind things to nuclear power plants. In fact,
FEMA's R & D work made the CIA's LSD dabbling [in the 1950s and '60s]
look like a 4H project. According to Donald Goldberg, who helped research
Jack Anderson's column [on FEMA], government scientists advised FEMA on mob
control techniques such as 'injecting terrorists with stimulants and tranquilizers
to manipulate their actions in times of crisis, or zapping them with microwaves
to alter their perceptions'."
"PURGING THOSE WHO OPPOSE US"
Now think about Giuffrida's words here: "PURGE THOSE WHO OPPOSE US?"
- in these words one can hear the footsteps of the coming holocaust against
dissenters in the United States echoing up the corridors of time to lodge themselves
finally in the dank prison cells that Halliburton KBR is now building in the
American heartland to house political dissenters (i.e., all those in the United
States who oppose the American New World Order System - more about the "detention
centers KBR is building later).
Vankin and Whalen go on to explain that during Reagan's stint as governor of
California, Giuffrida and Meese had helped develop a plan to "PURGE"
(there's that word again) California of its protesters - especially those who
were plaguing the University of California. The operation was called Operation
Cable Splicer; it was a variation on the Army's Operation Garden Plot, a "domestic
counterinsurgency" scheme that spied on suspected radicals and marshaled
maximum force to squash riots and legitimate demonstrations alike.
NOTE: Peter Dale Scott of the Pacific News Service
explains that "Operation Cable Splicer was a subplot of Operation Garden
Plot which included plans to control civilian populations and take over state
and local governments; a kind of variation on these two exercises appeared
to be in play during Hurricane Katrina, when President Bush announced that
the Pentagon was developing plans to give the military a larger role in responding
to catastrophic events and suggested that the federal government should override
state and local authorities. 'It is now clear that a challenge on this scale
requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces',
Bush said in a speech. (The president also announced that the U.S. military
could enforce quarantines should there be a bird flu outbreak, which Irwin
Redlener, associate Dean of Columbia University's School of Public Health
for Disaster Preparedness, deemed an 'extraordinarily draconian measure',
which translates to 'martial law in the United States')." [Scott is author
of Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and
Indochina (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). He is completing a book on
The Road to 9/11. Visit his Web site at http://www.peterdalescott.net.]
REX-84 AND NIGHT TRAIN 84
Vankin and Whalen go on:
"… given the 'dense trench-coat atmospherics' of the Reagan era, it
was probably inevitable that one Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North would find
a home away from home in Giuffrida's FEMA. As the White House National Security
Council liaison to FEMA, North reportedly collaborated with Giuffrida in drawing
up secret wartime contingency plans centered around FEMA; these plans included
a scheme to commandeer the Bill of Rights.
"FEMA's wartime crisis strategy was tested in a series of simulated
war games conducted in conjunction with Pentagon maneuvers. In early 1984,
FEMA, military, and other government officials met in secrecy to plan a "readiness
exercise" code-named Rex-84. FEMA coordinated Rex-84 with
the military's Night Train 84 operations, which deployed thousands
of troops in Honduras near Contra supply bases in April 1984. The FEMA portion
of the simulation involved an international crisis, presumably a U.S. invasion
of Nicaragua, which supposedly would set off 'uncontrolled population movements'
(as one declassified FEMA memo described it), with hordes of 'refugees' swarming
over the Mexican border into the United States."
According to an August 1985 article in Penthouse Magazine co-authored
by Goldberg, as part of these twin exercises (i.e., Rex-84 and Night
Train 84), FEMA would round up some 400,000 fictional "aliens"
in a six-hour period and detain them (or, rather, simulate rounding up
and detaining them) in military camps throughout the United States. FEMA apparently
justified the concentration camps by presuming that terrorist moles would be
peppered among the refugees. But as Goldberg noted, the Mexican border's daunting
terrain made an influx of gate crashers on the order of hundreds of thousands
highly unlikely. EVIDENTLY WHAT REX-84 WAS REALLY ALL ABOUT - ACCORDING TO
GOLDBERG AND OTHER CRITICS OF THE EXERCISE - WAS A DRILL TO PRACTICE ROUNDING
UP CROWDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO WERE DEEMED DISLOYAL TO THE STATE. It
would have been a game plan not unlike Cable Splicer or Garden Plot
- plans which were specifically designed to quash public protests over controversial
AND THERE CAN BE NO QUESTION AS
TO THE REAL INTENT OF THESE EXERCISES
And there can be no question as to the real direction Giuffrida had in mind
for these exercises. Their intent has been explained in innumerable documents
that Giuffrida and his coterie of "crazies" have left behind. For
example, Giuffrida was on record as a martial law booster, and in a 1972 CSTI
course manual on civil disorder, Giuffrida described martial law as "the
legal means available to control people during a civil disorder," including
"the replacement of all civil government by the military;" in a second
memo that recently came to light, Giuffrida muses about the necessity of "tossing
Americans who opposed the policies of the American government into concentration
camps," and in yet a third memo, Giuffrida devised a plan for incarcerating
black radicals; the plan described how to build and run detention camps for
that purpose, giving real meaning to the concerns of black commentators like
Glen Ford. Vankin and Whalen go on to say -
"… that Rex-84 dealt with more than merely apprehending illegal
immigrants is certain. A heavily censored FEMA memo obtained by the Miami
Herald described the Alpha Two phase of the exercise, as a test of 'emergency
legislation and the assumption of emergency powers'. In other words: MARTIAL
LAW. Obviously, then, the joint FEMA-military martial law plan was more
than a simulation. Shortly before the Rex-84 drill, the Pentagon Joint
Chiefs of Staff prepared an internal document itemizing the military's purported
authority to proclaim martial law in times of crisis, take over local policing,
and even run the courts."
ROUNDING UP THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE
GOVERNMENT'S PLAN FOR WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST
This brings us back to what's happening today! - the strategy that America
is pursuing to take control of the oil resources of the Middle East and Central
Asia: A STRATEGY THAT ENVISIONS THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ON A MASSIVE SCALE;
a strategy that cannot help but be opposed by countless numbers of Americans
who don't think that control of the oil riches of the Middle East are worth
the destruction of five-sixths of the population of that area. These are, of
course, the "dissidents" whom the CEOs of Exxon-Mobile, Texaco, Conoco,
Phillips, etc. would deem disloyal to the American new World Order System and
"the American way of life."
Scott, citing a report in the Miami Herald, says that the government
has dusted off contingency plans based on Rex-84 (cited above) TO
MANAGE "NATIONAL OPPOSITION TO U.S. MILITARY ACTION ABROAD" (presumably,
a nuclear attack on Iran) and "the re-imposition of the draft" should
such an attack lead to the destabilization of the Middle East and result in
the need for a massive expansion of America's armed forces. Scott says that
should conscription become necessary, it could not help but ratchet the protests
up in the United States even further - and Scott sees conscription as inevitable;
"With the military stretched to the breaking point, questions of conscription
and subsequent draft-dodging are hardly far-fetched …"
In order to combat the unrest, the government would have to - in the words
of William Safire - "CRIMINALIZE DISSENT," and be prepared
to "come down hard" on all those who continue to protest the actions
of the government, which would mean locking up ALL those who oppose the
Scott says that this is already beginning to happen, especially as such opposition
impresses itself on the government's desperate efforts to fill the already dwindling
ranks of the military. Take, for example, what happened to four Catholic antiwar
activists after a New York state jury refused to convict them for protesting
at a U.S. military recruiting office in 2005; THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPPED
IN, FILING CHARGES INCLUDING "CONSPIRACY TO IMPEDE AN OFFICER OF THE UNITED
STATES," WHICH COULD SEND EACH PROTESTER TO PRISON FOR UP TO SIX YEARS.
"Is this an isolated incident," wonders Scott. He answers his own
question, "It would seem not." All this has prompted Sheila Musaji,
editor of The American Muslim, to warn that while -
"… nobody is talking much about it, moves have been made to develop
a network of detention centers in the US [to lock up protesters]."
THE "RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROGRAMS"
It's in the light of this concern that Musaji notes with some trepidation that
on January 24th of this year it was announced that a subsidiary of
Halliburton KBR had been awarded a $385 million contract by the Department of
Homeland Security to build detention centers in the US. These centers might
be used for immigration, or for disaster relief, or vaguely -
"... TO SUPPORT THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROGRAMS."
[Whatever that means.]
Like most news stories on the KBR contract, the New York Times, focused
on concerns about Halliburton’s reputation for bilking U.S. taxpayers by overcharging
for sub-par services. For instance, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-California, remarked:
“It’s hard to believe that the administration has decided to entrust Halliburton
with even more taxpayer dollars.”
Less attention was centered on the phrase “RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROGRAMS,”
and what kind of programs would require a major expansion of detention centers,
each capable of holding thousands and thousands of people. Jamie Zuieback, a
spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), declined to elaborate
on what these “new programs” might be.
Commenting on all this, Peter Kirsanow of the US Civil Rights Commission warns
"Almost certainly this is preparation for a roundup [of dissenters]
after the next 9/11 [attack.]"
Daniel Ellsberg, a former military analyst who in 1971 released the Pentagon
Papers, agrees; he cautions ominously that -
"They've already done this on a smaller scale with the ‘special registration'
detentions of immigrant men from Muslim countries, and with Guantanamo."
"Now we are beginning to see this mentioned by a number of sources,
but it is still not front page news, although it is not only Muslims and Arabs
who are concerned about what sort of emergency might require detention centers.
And what are these mysterious 'new programs'?"
She continues grimly:
"I believe that all Americans should be very concerned. It might be
'someone else' they come for first, but if this is the direction our nation
is going, who knows where it will end."
Her remarks are strangely reminiscent of the remarks of German Pastor Martin
Niemoller during the Hitler era:
First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up,
Because I was not a Communist.
Then the came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up,
Because I wasn't a Jew.
Then the came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up,
Because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and by that time
There was no one left to speak up for me.
BUILDING NEW DETENTION CENTERS
It's in the light of Musaji's concern that Joseph Richey, a well-known journalist,
"Be afraid, be very afraid. Coming soon to a community near you 'immigrant
detention camps'. Thanks to a new $385 million 'contingency contract', Halliburton's
subsidiary KBR will be building four new detention facilities for the Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 'in case of an unexpected influx of immigrants
or to house people after a natural disaster OR FOR NEW PROGRAMS THAT REQUIRE
ADDITIONAL DETENTION SPACE, the company said. Hmmm ... Are these new programs
related to the secret laws referenced by the DOJ or some other 'new programs'
we don't know about?
"According to a detailed analysis of the detention plans, an [Army]
Corps [of Engineers] memorandum states: '… This contract will be executed
inside the United States … [during] periods of significant political unrest
… [when certain political groups] may constitute a serious threat to the United
States … This contract requires an immediate stand up of facilities that will
receive a large influx of … [prisoners] … which … may involve a hostile environment
within the camp. Consequently, a potential for violence will exist in the
"Human rights groups are worried. And so should we."
According to Richey,
"Each of the four detention centers would accommodate a single male
population consisting of 40 percent of the total detainees, 10 percent single
female, 40 percent families with children, and 10 percent criminal and sick.
Each location will have three different checkpoints: a temporary staging facility
where up to 5,000 can be housed and fed for up to 72 hours, and 1,800 can
be processed a day; a transfer point holding up to 600 … [detainees] for up
to three months before [permanent] relocation; and to accommodate longer stays
for criminal and sick detainees, a temporary detention center where potential
terrorist threats can be processed for "rendition" to a site outside
the continental United States. Notable among the specifications for KBR is
the Department of Defense security requirement for 'secret' classification
of assigned personnel."
AN OMINOUS PARALLEL
These specifications along with others that mandate that the centers should
be "outside population centers" but "close to rail lines"
and other mass transit facilities, remind one of the kind of specifications
that were posited at the Wandsee Conference during the Nazi era for the "relocation"
of political prisoners and Jews.
And there is something even more ominous concerning these camps that draw out
even further the comparison of them to Nazi era concentration camps such as
Auschwitz-Berkinau, and that is the provision for an "Inmate Labor Program"
reminiscent of those found in most of Germany's death camps during the Second
World War. Nat Parry writes:
"There also is another little-noticed item [concerning the construction
of these camps that was] posted at the U.S. Army Web site … a program that
provides for a Civilian Inmate Labor Program … On its face, the Army’s labor
program refers to inmates housed in federal, state and local jails. The Army
also cites various federal laws that govern the use of civilian labor and
provide for the establishment of prison camps in the United States, including
a federal statute that authorizes the Attorney General to 'establish, equip,
and maintain camps upon sites selected by him' and 'make available the services
of United States prisoners' to various government departments, including the
Department of Defense."
Sounds ominously like programs in Nazi Germany that mandated the provision
of Jewish labor at Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps to defense contractors
like the I.G. Farben Company, Siemens, Krupp, etc. Indeed, Richey goes on to
"These elements alarm human rights supporters both inside and outside
the US Army Corps of Engineers. One anonymous source within USACE warned,
'DON'T WAIT UNTIL THEY'RE PUTTING PEOPLE BEHIND BARBED WIRE. DON'T WAIT
UNTIL THE CATTLE CARS PULL UP. NIP THIS IN THE BUD NOW'.”
Trouble is, no one is listening to "lefties" like Richey and Parry.
Most Americans seem to agree with Sen. Lindsey Graham who suggested to Attorney
General Alberto Gonzales that those who protest the war policies of the government
are nothing more than "Fifth Columnists" - disloyal Americans who
sympathize and collaborate with the enemy, Graham says that -
"The administration has not only the right, but the duty, in my opinion,
to pursue Fifth Column movements. I stand by this President's ability, inherent
to being Commander in Chief, to find out about Fifth Column movements, and
lock them up."
Parry remarked that this and other statements by Bush Administration officials
"… suggest that the Bush administration may already be contemplating
what to do with Americans who are deemed insufficiently loyal …"
In this connection the Washington Post reported on Feb. 15, 2006, that
the National Counter-terrorism Center’s central repository has collected the
names of over 325,000 "terrorist suspects," a four-fold increase
since the fall of 2003! Think about that: 325,000 people! And that's
just the beginning.
WHEN WILL THE "ROUND-UP" BEGIN?
There can be little doubt as to when a massive "round-up" of dissidents
will begin: it will occur sometime at or near the time the U.S. decides to use
nuclear weapons against Iran in furtherance of its strategy to gain control
of the oil riches of the Middle East - a strategy that, as we indicated previously,
cannot help but be opposed by countless numbers of Americans who don't think
that control of the oil riches of the Middle East are worth the destruction
of five-sixths of the population of that area. These are, as we have already
suggested, the "dissidents" whom the CEOs of Exxon-Mobile, Texaco,
Conoco, Phillips, etc. would deem disloyal to the American new World Order System
and "the American way of life."
In addition, dissident rage against the government will be exacerbated by the
necessity for the government to re-impose the draft to contain the worldwide
turmoil that such an attack will generate against the American New World Order
System. To contain the "dissidents," the government will undoubtedly
have to - in the words of William Safire - "CRIMINALIZE DISSENT,"
and be prepared to "come down hard" on all those who continue to protest
the actions of the government, which would mean locking up ALL those
who oppose the government.
NOTE: There is also the very great possibility that the government
will "manufacture" another 9/11 event prior to its use of nuclear
weapons in Iran in order to (1) tamp down political discord and "justify"
its round-up of "political dissenters" and (2) actually justify
its use of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
The fact that the government is moving in this direction with the same kind
of fearful and cold-hearted resolve that it is employing in its strategy to
gain control of the oil riches of the Middle East should be by now easily discernable
to anyone who wants to see the truth. The "signs" are there
for those who want to see them.
Brothers and sisters; listen to me here: Prophecy is like a road sign saying:
"Slow down, sharp right hand turn ahead!" But if we fail to
heed the sign, if we fail to slow down before we get to the turn, it will be
too late to brake once we finally get there, and we will surely slide off the
road and crash.
Like a road sign, prophecy tells us things before they happen so that we can
take evasive action before events catch up with us. If we wait until they finally
overtake us, it will be too late to do anything - we will crash! Watch, therefore,
for the "signs of the times," and don't wait to take action. You
may wait too long! - AND I SAY THIS WITH GREAT UNEASINESS IN MY SPIRIT
GIVEN THE CURRENT CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
"... When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky
is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is
red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but
can ye not discern the signs of the times?" (Matt. 16:2-3)
And Paul warns us,
"But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake
you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the
day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep,
as do others; but let us watch and be sober." (I Thess. 5:4-6)
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