New Programs?

How did I miss this? From February, Bush’s Mysterious ‘New Programs’,

Plus, there was that curious development in January when the Army Corps of Engineers awarded Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root a $385 million contract to construct detention centers somewhere in the United States, to deal with “an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs,” KBR said. [Market Watch, Jan. 26, 2006]
Later, the New York Times reported that “KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space.” [Feb. 4, 2006]
… Less attention 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 5,000 people. Jamie Zuieback, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, declined to elaborate on what these “new programs” might be.
[. . .]Given Bush’s now open assertions that he is using his “plenary” – or unlimited – powers as Commander in Chief for the duration of the indefinite War on Terror, Americans can no longer trust that their constitutional rights protect them from government actions.

Watch your backs.

m4s0n501

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  1. Yeah, how did you miss it? Then again, how has EVERYONE missed it?
    Maybe this is strange, but the most informative and quickest network for info like this for me has been myspace blogs. I heard about this months ago and emailed everyone I knew….got a collective yawn.
    But what’s better, there is video footage of one of these concentr–uh, detention centers–complete with black helicopters: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8272096722231303649&q=fema+camp&pl=true
    And this page contains a list of all the known camps, so you can know which one you’d be sent to: http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2004/FEMA-Concentration-Camps3sep04.htm
    One would assume that the first among us to be rounded up (should it come to that dispicable a day) would be Muslims. But it appears that it will be Chinese immigrants instead: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/3/17/13272/4156
    Add to these facts Friday’s news that Bush wants the ability to detain anyone even SUSPECTED of “having ties” to terrorists, indefinitely and without a lawyer: Guantanamo style. The definition is so broad it could include any of us, especially if we have a blog or comment on one.
    Nobody believes “it could happen here.” But putting these pieces together gives one the realization that, at the very least, our government has a contingency plan in place to make it happen here. These camps are fully staffed and ready.
    Please spread the word far and wide.

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