Detention Camp Jitters
by Maureen Farrell
February 13, 2006
“Recent pronouncements from the Bush Administration and national security initiatives put in place in the Reagan era could see internment camps and martial law in the United States.”
— The Sydney Morning Herald, July 27, 2002
In 1984, the Rex-84 readiness exercise program was conducted by 34 federal departments and agencies, reportedly as an exercise to handle an influx of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/U.S. border. Brought to Americans’ attention during the Iran-contra hearings, the exercise, which was conducted alongside another drill, “Night Train 84″ also tested military readiness to round up and detain citizens in case of massive civil unrest.
None of that ever happened, of course, and in many respects, it seems silly to even mention it. After all, other Reagan-era initiatives, like the Armageddon exercises Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld participated in, are far more interesting. Then, too, despite a brief moment of sunlight in the 1970s (when Congress, according to former President and CIA director George H.W. Bush, “unleashed a bunch of untutored little jerks out there”), emergency detention plans had been in place since the 1950s, without incident. Americans have not been herded into camps since World War II, so why worry about it now?
For some, the answer comes in the form of yet another government contract awarded to Halliburton subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown & Root to build “temporary detention facilities” in case of an “immigration emergency.” Reminiscent of Rex 84, which was… Continue reading
BookTV on C-Span2, January 21, 2006
Perkins’ appearance at a Washington DC bookstore on 1/10/06
[Note: Huge thanks to this intrepid questioner for putting all this info out there, recommending 911truth.org, and eliciting a response from John Perkins... Who WAS that masked man?!]
Excerpt from the Q & A session
Q: I’d like to commend you for the work you’ve done, really showing the American public how deeply evil the people who run this country have been willing to stoop. It’s very hard for a lot of people to really face how evil our leaders have chosen to become. I’m active on the 9/11 issue and most of the respected people in the movement, in the peace movement, won’t even give proper respect to that. I’m going to ask you what your knowledge is if you’ve looked at the issues involved, with claiming that there is a coverup. I’ll ask one very specific question which is very concise. Did you know that the Kean commission, an official goverment commission, did not even mention that Number 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building, collapsed at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11/01 without being hit by a plane? Taller than any building in Maryland or Virginia. It wasn’t mentioned, and the NY Times and the Washington Post didn’t mention that it wasn’t mentioned.
John Perkins: Yeah, and there are some excellent books and some excellent dvds and films on that whole subject including the one that shows that there was never a plane… Continue reading