Michael Chertoff wants a Fence – But Why?

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“Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary (Homeland Security) shall procure additional aerial vehicles, cameras, poles, sensors, and other technologies necessary to achieve operational control of the international borders of theUnited States and to establish a SECURITY PERIMETER (my caps) known as a ‘virtual fence’ along such international borders to provide a barrier to illegal immigration.” (Sec. 102, S. 2611, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, never passed by Congress)

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff wants a border fence. So does George Bush and John McCain. The reason? They want to redraw the borders of North America. To do this they need a fence that encompasses much more territory, based on technology and augmented with regular fencing and vehicle barriers; the kind of fence found in comprehensive immigration bills which they supported the last couple of years.  (Photo: virtual fence preferred)

A fence along our border with Mexico can be a good thing. It can be part of a system to keep a large mass of people, victims of a failed political system, from invading our nation to solve their problem while at the same time destroying everything we have worked so hard to build. It’s also effective in helping to keep out massive amounts of illegal drugs, criminals and terrorists.

But a “secure” perimeter around our nation (virtual fence), including our maritme borders, when added to a corresponding perimeter around our neighbors’ borders, Mexico and Canada, will create a common security perimeter around North America. This will enable the eventual opening of the internal borders of North America and the integration of all aspects of our societies, even the formation of governing institutions that will exercise sovereignty over the continent.

This common security perimeter around  North America is an essential part of the plan chosen by a corporate/government alliance on March 23, 2005 at Waco, Texas when George Bush, Vicente Fox of Mexico and Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada SIGNED the SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America).

However, Chertoff, a minister of the SPP, responsible for constructing this security perimeter for the benefit of corporations (commerce and cheap labor), is having problems with the virtual fence being built along the Mexican border. It doesn’t work. So he has used his discretion and enthusiastically began work on a section of traditional fencing, also called for in S. 2611 and other bills. Bush has scaled back plans to quickly build a virtual fence along the border, delaying completion of the first phase of the project for several years. (Photo: Chertoff wants to complete as much security perimeter as possible.)

Meanwhile, Chertoff is utilizing his waiver authority to “bypass 30 laws and regulations in an effort to finish building 670 miles of fence along the southwest U.S. border by the end of this year, federal officials said.” (cbsnews.com, 04/01/08)

We can start to connect the dots linking the  U.S. government and American corporations in the plan to form a security and economic community of North America with a stop at a U.S. Department of State  website. The article on that site was deleted from the U.S. embassy (Ottawa) website after requests for it increased considerably. So make a copy of this one. It’s important enough to save. It’s a preview of your future.

According to the website’s Washington staff writer Judy Aita, a trinational task force “…on the future of North America, which was coordinated by the Council on Foreign Relations (a private organization), discussed a detailed set of proposals (in a CFR plan called ‘Building a North American Community’) that build on the recommendations adopted by Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, Mexican President Vicente Fox, and U.S. President Bush at their trilateral summit in Texas…”(March 23, 2005). The task force’s recommendations are intended to provide SPECIFIC (my caps) advice on how the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) can be pursued and strengthened.”

Realizing that the security and prosperity of Canada, Mexico and the United States are “mutually dependent and complementary,” the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America (not America) called for the:

“Establishment by 2010 of a security and economic community for North America (May 17, 2005)…an ambitious but achievable goal that is consistent with this principle and, more important, buttresses the goals and values of citizens of North America…” (citizens of North America?)

The State Department article said that “the task force developed what it calls a roadmap to transform North America into a trading area that allows for the seamless movement of goods (open borders), increased labor mobility (free flow of labor across borders) and energy security.” (Yes. This is from a government site.)

John Manley, former Canadian deputy prime minister and task force co-chairman, said the key recommendation “was for the three nations to move toward establishing a common security perimeter by 2010.” It is important for all three governments to commit themselves to security within that zone, thereby alleviating the need to build some barriers (fences, etc.) at our mutual borders…” (Photo: It appears that the North American Community will not meet that 2010 deadline.)

That’s why Bush, Chertoff and McCain want a virtual fence (primarily) built to complete a common security perimeter, as called for in unsuccessful comprehensive immigration bills over the last two years.  But Chertoff is going ahead with the approved border fence with Mexico because a variety of systems are allowed, depending on the terrain and proximity to urban areas. Without legislation, though, the perimeter cannot be completed and a united North America is still a project “under construction” for corporate CEOs.

At the bottom of the U.S. Department of State article is a link (full text) that will connect you with the Council on Foreign Relations website. Click on ‘English version’ to view the CFR document, Building a North American Community. Keep in mind this is the blueprint for North America, with initial institutions for governing the continent listed, and two are already in place.

On page 8 you will find:  

“What We Should Do Now. Establish a common security perimeter by 2010. The governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States should articulate as their long-term goal a common security perimeter for North America…Like free trade a decade ago, a common security perimeter for North America is an ambitious but achievable goal that will require specific policy, statutory (legislation), and procedural changes in all three nations.” (Open borders for people and commerce on NAFTA superhighways.)

Wording for a common security perimeter around North America can be found in a number of comprehensive immigration and other bills which mandate that the perimeter be constructed. Council on Foreign Relations member Senator John McCain, for example, has co-sponsored S. 853, the North American cooperative Security Act of 2006 and S.2611, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, and worked on others. He knows the content of these bills.

S. 2611 directs the building of a common security perimeter:

Sec. 111, (a)- “Requirement for Plan- The Secretary (Homeland Security) shall develop a comprehensive plan for the systematic surveillance of the international land and maritime borders of the United States.” (not just the border with Mexico)

Sec. 112, (a)- “Requirement for Strategy- The Secretary (Homeland Security), in consultation with the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies, shall develop a National Strategy for Border Security that describes actions to be carried out to achieve operational control over all ports of entry into the United States and the international land and maritime borders of the United States.”

Sec. 112, (f)- “Immediate Action- Nothing in this section or section 111 may be construed to relieve the Secretary (Homeland Security) of the responsibility to take all actions necessary and appropriate to achieve and maintain operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States.” (not just the border with Mexico but the entire border around the United States) 

Sec. 113, (3), (E)- “Requirement for Reports- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, and anually thereafter, the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary (Homeland Security)…shall submit a report…(on progress made)…(E) in developing and implementing an immigration strategy for North America that works toward the development of a COMMON SECURITY PERIMETER by enhancing technical assistance for programs and systems to support advance automated reporting and risk targeting of international passengers. (Clear people and cargo at ports of entry anywhere in North America and they are cleared for the whole continent. Eventually “citizens of North America” will be able to “live and work” anywhere inside the continental perimeter. (pp. 27,28 ‘Building a North American Community’)

Sec. 114- Improving the Security of Mexico’s Southern Border

This section provides for our help in securing Mexico’s border with Belize and Guatemala, which constitutes the southern part of a North American security perimeter.

The Merida Initiative, agreed to by George Bush and Felipe Calderon, was put together secretly by Condoleezaa Rice at the State Department and inserted into an appropriations bill which is still pending. It would  implement Sec. 114 and much more with 1.4 billion dollars from the United States. (See http://thesigintreport.com  archives on new blog,  George Bush’s Merida Initiative: Legislation to merge North America, 02/14/08.)

And H.R. 1645, still in committee, is basically the old S. 2611, the same “comprehensive immigration” bill that has been consistently rejected. But who knows. With a new congress the bill Or another one) may pass and any of the three contenders for president will sign it. ( See H.R. 1645, the Strive Act of 2007,  Sec. 111, (a), Sec. 112, (a), Sec. 113, (3), (E), Sec. 121) 

While you are browsing in the CFR plan for Building a North American Community, check the following pages for governing institutions in this new community. More info will be provided later.

Permanent North American Tribunal, p. 22 ( A trade dispute resolution tribunal already established but not a permanent institution in NAFTA.  Legal experts say it is unconstitutional.  In its area of competence it is supreme over all courts in North America and has already exercised that power in the three member nations of NAFTA. See NAFTA: Stealing Sovereignty in violation of the U.S. Constitution, new blog, archives, 01/28/07, http://raykania.com )

North American Advisory Council, p. 31 (Already established. Called the North American Competitiveness Council, 10 unelected CEOs from each member nation.)

North American Inter-Parliamentary Group, p.32

The assault on our republic continues.                (modified 04/11/08)

UPDATE: See a description of the three North American institutions and a comparison to their European Union counterparts at http://raykania.com “A Government for North America” currently posted.


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