Feb 3 2009
BILL CREATES DETENTION CAMPS in U.S. for ’emergencies.’ Sweeping, undefined purpose raised worries about military police state.
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla.
By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations.
The proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention, appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany.
The bill also appears to expand the president’s emergency power, much as the executive order signed by President Bush on May 9, 2007, that, as WND reported, gave the president the authority to declare an emergency and take over the direction of all federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments without even consulting Congress.
As WND also reported, DHS has awarded a $385 million contract to Houston-based KBR, Halliburton’s former engineering and construction subsidiary, to build temporary detention centers on an “as-needed” basis in national emergency situations. (How about detaining all the illegals who are in this country before deporting them?)
Wide shot of the entrance to the camp. Notice the sign is in English and Russian. The arrows point out concertina (razor wire), a weapons collections station and concrete barracudas .A slight zoom in on the sign at the entrance. Notice the text is in both English and Russian. English text reads: “SFOR Checkpoint”
According to the text of the proposed bill, the purpose of the National Emergency Centers is “to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster.”
Three additional purposes are specified in the text of the proposed legislation:
- To provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of federal, state and local first responders;
- To provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response and recovery efforts of government, private, not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations;
- To meet other appropriate needs, as defined by the secretary of homeland security. (This should scare you)
The broad specifications of the bill’s language, however, contribute to concern that the “national emergency” purpose could be utilized by the secretary of homeland security to include any kind of situation the government wants to contain or otherwise control. (Like jailing dssenters or gun owners who refuse to give up their arms?)
A shot of the guard shack and watch/gun tower from a different/closer angle. Notice how much razor wire is in use.
Rep. Hastings created controversy during the 2008 presidential campaign with his provocative comments concerning Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. “If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention,” Hastings said, as reported by ABC News. “Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through.“
Alex Jones (Conspiracy theorist extraordinairre) of INFOWARS has been talking about this scenario for several years now and I never paid much attention. But now with the gestapo-like plans of the new administration and the mainstream media starting to cover the ‘domestic army’ issue, I think there is reason for concern.
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