An article co-written by a former Congressman and carried by the
Francisco Chronicle has gained much attention recently
as it shines light on a coordinated federal government program
to build detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United
"Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice
of most Americans, the federal government has assumed the authority
to institute martial law, arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen
and noncitizen alike), and detain people without legal or constitutional
recourse in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants in
the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs."
write Lewis Seiler and former Congressman Dan Hamburg of the watchdog
groupVoice of the Environment, Inc.
Voice of the Environment's mission is to
educate the public regarding the transfer of public trust assets
into private, mostly corporate, hands.
The article continues:
Beginning in 1999, the government has entered
into a series of single-bid contracts with Halliburton subsidiary
Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build detention camps at undisclosed
locations within the United States. The government has also
contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars,
some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly to transport
According to diplomat and author Peter Dale Scott,
the KBR contract is part of a Homeland Security plan titled
ENDGAME, which sets as its goal the removal of "all removable
aliens" and "potential terrorists."
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Seiler and Hamburg also warn of the alarming and
killing pieces of legislation that have been passed
recently, dovetailing with the build up of infrastructure of tyranny
inside the US.
We have previously highlighted the shocking details
behind this shining example of modern day corporate fascism.
The issue gained national attention two years ago
was announced that Kellogg, Brown and Root had been
awarded a $385 million dollar contract by Homeland Security to
construct detention and processing facilities in the event of
a national emergency.
The language of the preamble to the agreement veils
the program with talk of temporary migrant holding centers, but
it is made clear that the camps will also be used "as the
development of a plan to react to a national emergency."
Following the story, first given wide attention by Prisonplanet.com,
website put together an alarming report that collated
all the latest information on plans to initiate internment of
political subversives and Muslims after the next major terror
attack in the US.
The article highlighted the disturbing comments of Sen. Lindsey
Graham, who encouraged torture supporting then Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales to target, "Fifth Columnists" Americans
who show disloyalty and sympathize with "the enemy,"
whoever that enemy may be.
It is important to stress that the historical precedent mirrors
exactly what the Halliburton camp deal outlines. Oliver North's
Reagan era Rex
84 plan proposed rounding up 400,000 refugees, under
FEMA, in the event of "uncontrolled population movements"
over the Mexican border into the United States.
The real agenda, just as it is with Halliburton's gulags, was
to use the cover of rounding up immigrants and illegal aliens
as a smokescreen for targeting political dissidents. From 1967
to 1971 the FBI kept a list of persons to be rounded up as subversive,
dubbed the "ADEX" list.
According to author Naomi Wolf, the National Counterterrorism
Center today holds the names of roughly 775,000 "terror suspects"
with the number increasing by 20,000 per month.
Discussions of federal concentration camps are no longer the
rhetoric of paranoid Internet conspiracy theorists, they are mainstream
Halliburton, through their KBR subsidiary, is the same company
that built most of the major new detention camps in Iraq and Afghanistan.
KBR have been embroiled
in a human sex slave trade that their representatives
have lobbied to continue.
We have a company that has been handed a contract to build prison
camps in America that is engaged in trafficking young girls and
women. Can this horror movie get any more frightening? Sadly,
A much discussed and circulated report, the Pentagon's
Civilian Inmate Labor Program, has recently been
updated and the revision details a "template for developing
agreements" between the Army and corrections facilities for
the use of civilian inmate labor on Army installations."
The plan is clearly to swallow up disenfranchised groups like
prisoners, immigrants and Muslims at first and then extend the
policy to include 'Fifth Columnists,' otherwise known as anyone
who disagrees with the government or exercises their Constitutional
Respected author Peter Dale Scott speculated that the "detention
centers could be used to detain American citizens if the Bush
administration were to declare martial law."
Daniel Ellsberg, former Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary
of Defense, called the plan, "preparation for a roundup after
the next 9/11 for Mid-Easterners, Muslims and possibly dissenters.
They've already done this on a smaller scale, with the 'special
registration' detentions of immigrant men from Muslim countries,
and with Guantanamo."
George Bush has declared himself to be dictator and to have supreme
power over and above the limitations of the US Constitution. Bush
administration officials like Alberto Gonzales have declared Bush
to be "above
the law." White House advisors are openly discussing
the legality of crushing
a child's testicles as part of the war on terror.
Preparation for the internment of thousands of Americans who are
'disloyal' in times of emergency are afoot.
Under the enemy combatant designation anyone at
the behest of the US government, even if they are a US citizen,
can be kidnapped
and placed in an internment facility forever without
trial. Jose Padilla, an American citizen, spent over four years
in a Navy brig before being brought to trial.
In 2002, FEMA sought bids from major real estate
and engineering firms to construct
giant internment facilities in the case of a chemical,
biological or nuclear attack or a natural disaster.
Okanogan County Commissioner Dave Schulz went
public three years ago with his contention that his
county was set to be a location for one of the camps.
Furthermore, in May 2006, we exposed
the existence of a nationwide FEMA program which
is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become
secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey
the government" in preparation for the implementation of
martial law, property and firearm seizures, mass vaccination programs
and forced relocation.
A whistleblower who was secretly enrolled into the
program told us that the feds were clandestinely recruiting religious
leaders to help implement Homeland Security directives in anticipation
of a potential bio-terrorist attack, any natural disaster or a
nationally declared emergency.
The first directive was for Pastors to preach
to their congregations Romans 13, the often taken out of context
bible passage that was used by Hitler to hoodwink Christians
into supporting him, in order to teach them to "obey the
government" when martial law is declared.
It was related to the Pastors that quarantines,
martial law and forced relocation were a problem for state authorities
when enforcing federal mandates due to the "cowboy mentality"
of citizens standing up for their property and second amendment
rights as well as farmers defending their crops and livestock
It was stressed that the Pastors needed to preach
subservience to the authorities ahead of time in preparation for
the round-ups and to make it clear to the congregation that "this
is for their own good."
Pastors were told that they would be backed up by
law enforcement in controlling uncooperative individuals and that
they would even lead SWAT teams in attempting to quell resistance.
Though some doubted the accuracy of this report
at the time due to its fundamentally disturbing implications,
the story was later confirmed by a KSLA 12 news report, in which
participating clergy and officials admitted to the existence of
Watch the video:
What could the government be contemplating that
leads it to make contingency plans to detain without recourse
millions of its own citizens? ask Lewis Seiler and Dan Hamburg
in the conclusion to their article.
The answer clearly lies in the fact that over the
past decade we have witnessed an extreme acceleration of the physical
implementation of a framework and infrastructure ready to receive
those who will not go along with a coordinated destruction of
traditional American values and freedom.