Wednesday, January 10, 2007

North American Union

On the CBC Calgary the other day, there was discussion of a possible meeting (date as yet not determined) of the Three Amigos to discuss the North American strategy possibly to be held in the Kananaskis area as this area had proved to be capable of being secured during the G8 round held there in 2002 (?). Seems an obscene thing to do in our beautiful mountains.

Excerpt from Foreign Policy Passport - a blog of Foreign Policy *

Peter Singer, blogging from the Brookings Institution ... found a tiny clause inserted in the Pentagon's fiscal year 2007 budget legislation that strips contractors of their immunity in the battlefield.

He says:
In the past, contractors could only be tried in military courts if war had officially been declared. Since the U.S. has not declared war in 65 years, contractors were able to run amok, with little chance of being brought to justice. But the new law adds military jurisdiction under the new classification of "contingency operation."

Singer adds:
The amazing thing is that the change in the legal code
is so succinct and easy to miss... that it has so far gone completely
unnoticed in the few weeks since it became the law of the land. -

* What is Foreign Policy?

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations** is a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas. Its 3,400 members include nearly all past and present Presidents, Secretaries of State, Defense and Treasury, other senior U.S. government officials, renowned scholars, and major leaders of business, media, human rights, and other non-governmental groups. Each year the Council sponsors several hundred meetings including televised debates and other media events, and publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal in the field, as well as dozens of other reports and books by noted experts.

** The CFR is also the group that sponsored the "Task Force on the Future of North America" and its report "Building a North American Community" i.e deep integation proponents and promoters and is working behind the scenes toward a new World Order which is run by unelected corporate and political elite according to analysis from right wing Conservative groups in the US and leftist, and nationalist political and civil society groups in Canada.

Their website states that the Council-sponsored Task Force applauds the announced "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America," but proposes a more ambitious vision of a new community by 2010 and specific recommendations on how to achieve it. Analysis seems to suggest that that more ambitious vision is one of North American

The major problem is that the NWO is founded on the promotion of unfettered economic growth through trade liberalization, unfair trade agreements, privatization, de-regulation, smaller governments and the creation of a corporate global economy that benefits the wealthy, while creating untolerable levels of global poverty, decimating the environment and whole ecosystems and stripping decision making from elected governments at all levels. As attempts to gain control globally fail - a mad rush is on to ensure bi-lateral free trade agreements and regional trading blocks with political objectives - e.g. CAFTA, the FTAA which while temporarily sidelined is still referenced on Canadian and US government websites as an objective of foreign policy and the NAFTA Plus alias the SPP Partnership with its goal of North American Union.

So while the Foregin Policy journal may sound balanced in its content behind the scenes, CFR has a one-sided globalist agenda - according to many observers.

Regardless, it seems of interest to know that corporations like Halliburton and Blackwater and CACI that operate with impunity in Iraq, without oversight or accountability garnering massive profits [as shown in the recent documentaty " Iraq For Sale" and other significant documentation] may be brought under some kind of

Now at least if contractors violate the rules of engagement in a warzone or commit crimes during a contingency operation like Iraq, they can be court-martialed according to Singer's observations below.

Foreign Policy Passport - a blog of Foreign Policy

Thu, 01/04/2007 - 1:14pm.

Military contractors lose their "get out of jail free" cards

Home » blogs » Travis Daub
Thu, 01/04/2007 - 1:14pm.

Peter Singer, blogging from the Brookings Institution next door to FP, just posted a fascinating piece at Singer found a tiny clause inserted in the Pentagon's fiscal year 2007 budget legislation that strips contractors of their immunity in the battlefield.

... Read more here.

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