Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for
the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other's
borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper
government has kept silent on the deal. Neither the Canadian government
nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed
Feb. 14 in Texas.
The U.S. military's Northern Command,
however, publicized the agreement with a statement outlining how its
top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head
of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one
nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil
The new agreement has been greeted with suspicion
by the left wing in Canada and the right wing in the U.S. "It's kind of
a trend when it comes to issues of Canada-U.S. relations and
contentious issues like military integration. We see that this
government is reluctant to disclose information to Canadians that is
readily available on American and Mexican websites," said Stuart Trew,
a researcher with the Council of Canadians.
Trew said there is
potential for the agreement to militarize civilian responses to
emergency incidents. He noted that work is also underway for the two
nations to put in place a joint plan to protect common infrastructure
such as roadways and oil pipelines. "Are we going to see (U.S.) troops
on our soil for minor potential threats to a pipeline or a road?" he
Trew also noted the U.S. military does not allow its
soldiers to operate under foreign command so there are questions about
who controls American forces if they are requested for service in
Canada. "We don't know the answers because the government doesn't want
to even announce the plan," he said.
On right-wing blogs in
the U.S. it is being used as evidence of a plan for a "North American
union" where foreign troops, not bound by U.S. laws, could be used by
the American federal government to override local authorities.
militaries on Home Soil!" notes one website. "The next time your town
has a 'national emergency,' don't be surprised if Canadian soldiers
respond. And remember - Canadian military aren't bound by posse
comitatus." Posse comitatus is a U.S. law that prohibits the use of
federal troops from conducting law enforcement duties on domestic soil
unless approved by Congress.
I feel like I am on the Titanic and as I look out my porthole, I see the freezing ocean coming closer; but the voice on my loud speaker continues to say "don't worry, stay below deck, everything is fine, the stores are open - go shopping." Meanwhile, up on the deck the captain and crew are making off with anything valuable that they can find and loading it onto the lifeboats.
Piece by piece...we are losing our national sovereignty (and with it our
constitution and bill of rights) to the New World Order cabal that is
run, at it's rotten core, by international banksters. They see the civil
unrest that is coming our way and are quietly preparing to impose their
TERRIFYING to say the least.
A friend recently suggested that I watch Alex Jones' 'documentary' End Game on the New World Order and/or the Bilderberg Group. Much of the film made me laugh because of the outrageous language and speculative extrapolation used in the film. There were however some interesting histories laid out as well as theories which he claims are truth. I am definitely not sold on the film's claims and I also question Mr. Jones' history, associations and intentions but it is definitely an interesting angle to look at things.
You can definitely recognize some interesting names from the List of Bilderberg Attendees.
What makes it frightening is that it's probably a lot easier to shoot a neighboring nation's citizens than your own.
Still not sold on NWO.
I am sold on a stealth attempt to form a North American Union though.
The government's point of view is that its forces will be neutral if conflict should arise. They will try to uphold law and order in the US and the right of the people to democratic self-determination. However America will regarded the state forces as forces of occupation and "combatants" if a conflict should arise.
From 1998 through to 2003 The North American Union was contrived to serve a purpose. Just like the Euro. Question is, how and when will it become a vested interest and a reality?
And how is this different from the use of the US military in response to, let's say, Indonesia following a tsunami, or New Orleans following a hurricane, or any disaster/emergency when the need for a rapid response capability, with clearly delineated lines of communication and command structure? I can't think of any other organization in the world that can (and has) mobilized as quickly as the armed forces to restore power and water, set up temporary medical facilities, airlift supplies and evacuate those in need.
Besides, it would be silly to establish standardized interoperability procedures with our allies during peacetime. (Tongue firmly in cheek).
There are also some minor inaccuracies in the article - there are numerous commands throughout the US where Australian, British and Canadian servicemembers are serving alongside our military and vice versa. US service men and women are serving in numerous billets under the command of our allies in the Personnel Exchange Program (PEP).
Alex Jones "Conspiracies R Us" and the black helicopter brigade hovering outside my windows notwithstanding.
My personal belief is that no nation may be sovereign or free if it subjugates the control and issuance of their money. Neither a democracy or a republic may exist when the greatest power of the nation; money, is held in the private hands of banks. Our founding fathers clearly warned us of this danger and the history of our once great nation has been defined by the ongoing battle over who will control our money.
Many people think that the monetary policies of the private Federal Reserve bank are flawed by incompetence. I have a higher regard for their competence - they are acting in their own best interests and are motivated to increase their power and wealth - at our expense.
Many people dismiss Alex Jones and countless others of being "conspiracy theorists" when they claim, through evidence, that there is a concerted move against "we the people." I don't ask that anyone believe me or anyone else, but I do think people in a free society are obligated to be skeptical and vigilant of their government.
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