INFO ON DETENTION CAMPS
For several years, information has been rumored from many sources of many detention camps being built in the US and plans for their use under a National Emergency. The rumors generally state that FEMA has constructed up to 80 large detention centers all over this country as a part of a 1989 presidential directive and as a part of the 1991 department of defense budget, and later budgets. Here is some more solid, late breaking information on the same. Unless we can halt the slide soon, we may all soon find ourselves in such facilities like the one found below in the forests of New Jersey.
Recent Info U.S. Concentration Camps
For several years now I have been getting all sorts of wild reports about "Government Internment Camps." I have generally dismissed these rumblings as classic right-wing paranoia, extrapolation of facts not yet in evidence, or creative writing. However, recently, additional information has been revealed which lends credibility to the myriad concerns which have been expressed. Hey, even paranoids get chased.
The U.S. Army director of resource management has confirmed the validity of a memorandum relating to the establishment of a civilian inmate labor program under development by the Department of Army. The document states, "Enclosed for your review and comment is the draft Army regulation on civilian inmate labor utilization" and the procedure to "establish civilian prison camps on installations."
Civilian internment camps or prison camps, often referred to as concentration camps, have been the subject of much rumor and speculation during the past several years in this country. Various publications, Internet threads and some radio talk programs have focused on the issue.
However, I found it significant when Rep. Henry Gonzalez, D-TX, clarified the question of the existence of these civilian detention camps. In an interview Hank said, "the truth is yes -- you do have these standby provisions, and the plans are here ... whereby you could, in the name of stopping terrorism ... evoke the military and arrest Americans and put them in detention camps." Heck, we did it before (to Americans of Japanese descent), we could do it again.
This is not anything new. This is not a partisan Democrat/Republican,
or Conservative/Liberal issue. It may have just recently been actually
acknowledged, but it has a history.
Hoover met with Attorney General J. Howard McGrath on Aug. 3, 1948 to detail a plan whereby President Truman could suspend constitutional liberties during a national emergency. The plan was code-named "Security Portfolio" and, when implemented, it would authorize the FBI to summarily arrest up to 20,000 persons and place them in national security detention camps. Prisoners would not have the right to a court hearing or habeas corpus appeal. "Security Portfolio" allowed the FBI to develop a watch list of those who would be detained as well as detailed information on their physical appearance, family, place of work, etc. This was long before sub-dermal bio-chip implants, retinal scans and other biometrics.
Two years later, Congress approved the Internal Security Act of 1950. This pre-FEMA puppy contained a provision authorizing an emergency detention plan. It is real interesting that Hoover was not satisfied with this law because it did not suspend the Constitution and it guaranteed the right to a court hearing (habeas corpus). For two years, while the FBI continued to secretly establish the detention camps and work out detailed seizure plans for thousands of individuals, Hoover kept badgering Attorney General McGrath for the official permission to ignore the 1950 law and move on with the more aggressive 1948 program.
As evidence that we have way too many laws, codes, rules and regulations,
it wasn't until the Senate held hearings in December of 1975 (25 years
later) that it was revealed the ongoing internment plan had never been
terminated. The report, entitled, "Intelligence Activities, Senate Resolution
21," exposed the covert agenda. In a series of documents, memos and testimony
by assorted government informants, the reality emerged of the designs by
the federal government (our government) to monitor, infiltrate, arrest
and incarcerate a potentially large segment of American society.
The MSW also instructs the FBI director to "search certain premises
I added the numbers for ease of the following:
1. "it is BELIEVED that there MAY be" -- Hell-o?!?!? No probable cause needed. Just Because. Because they can by brute force.
2. "other materials in violation of the Proclamation of the President of the United States" -- Huh? Proclafreakingmation?!?!?
3. "such items as firearms ..." -- The EXACT reason we have the Second Amendment is to preclude this kind of neutering. The framers WANTED us armed to prevent abuse of power under the color of authority. "shortwave radio receiving sets" -- Silence the critics, and deny INFORMATION to the people. "cameras" -- To prevent the dissemination of abuses of power? "propaganda materials" -- Like Thomas Paines' "Common Sense" or a contemporary WorldNetDaily. "mimeography machines" -- Expect that to turn into fax machines, computers and modems.
4. "that have been declared subversive, or MAY hereafter be declared
subversive by the Attorney General." -- In other words, "facts which contradict
the administration's preconceived opinions" or anything which does not
conform with the politically correct government sanctioned view.
I have often noted that some people just don't want to be confused with facts which contradict their preconceived opinions. The director of resource management for the U.S. Army has confirmed the validity of a memorandum relating to the establishment of a civilian inmate labor program under development by the Department of Army. The document states, "Enclosed for your review and comment is the draft Army regulation on civilian inmate labor utilization" and the procedure to "establish civilian prison camps on installations." (Chereith Chronicle, June 1997)
In the wake of Senate hearings in 1975, the steady development of highly specialized surveillance capabilities, combined with the exploding computerized information technologies, have enabled a massive data base of personal information to be developed on millions of unsuspecting American citizens. It is all in place awaiting only a presidential declaration to be enforced by both military and civilian police.
In 1982, President Ronald Reagan issued National Security Directive
58 which empowered Robert McFarlane and Oliver North to use the National
Security Council to secretly retrofit the Federal Emergency Management
Agency to manage the country during a national crisis. In 1984 "REX exercises"
simulated civil unrest culminating in a national emergency with a contingency
plan for the imprisonment of 400,000 people. REX '84 was so secretive that
special metal security doors were installed on the FEMA building's fifth
floor, and even long-term officials of the Civil Defense Office were prohibited
entry. The alleged purpose of this exercise was to handle an influx of
refugees created by a war in Central America, but a more realistic scenario
was the detention of American citizens.
1) Draft all citizens into work forces under government supervision;
2) Empower the postmaster to register all men, women and children;
3) Seize all airports and aircraft;
4) Seize all housing and establish forced relocation of citizens.
FEMA, with a black budget allegedly provided by the Department of
Defense, has worked closely with the Pentagon in an effort to avoid the
legal restrictions of Posse Comitatus. While FEMA may not have been directly
responsible for these precedent-setting cases, the principle of federal
control was seen during the Los Angeles riots in 1992 with the federalization
of the National Guard and during the siege at Waco, where Army tanks were
involved in the final conflagration.
It is significant to note that the dictionary definition of terrorism -- "the calculated use of violence" -- corresponds precisely to the government's stated policy of "the use of legitimate violence." Hold on, a reasonable person who can read might ask: Who are the real terrorists? Guiffreda's remark provides a revealing insight into the thinking of those who have been charged with oversight of the welfare of the citizens in this country. Apparently, if one's convictions or philosophy do not correspond with the government's agenda, that individual may find himself on a government enemy list thereby making him/her a "target" to be "purged" by the use of "legitimate violence."
The stories of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence are the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had good lives, which included security, but they valued liberty more. Despite the comfort of their life style they pledged: "For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." Honor ... honor is not and should not be an anachronism. Sadly, it is a principle and concept fading into obscurity.
History books don't tell us much of what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn't just fight the British. We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government! No wonder our founding fathers had a hatred for standing armies, and allowed, through the second amendment, for everyone to be armed.
Philosopher George Santayana once noted, "He who does not learn from
history" (Russia, Germany, Czechoslovakia, China, et al.) "is destined
to repeat it."
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