Admiral Stavridis, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), testified before the House Armed Services Committee in March of 2009. The admiral said “that in August of 2008, th U.S. Southern Command and the DEA, in coordination with host nations, targeted a Hezbollah drug trafficking ring in the Tri-Border region of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
President Obama has, in addition to the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative, also inherited George Bush’s plan for maintaining order in an integrated “economic” region of the Western Hemisphere with two regional north and south military commands. Each command will be integrated (have partners) with the militaries and agencies of the nations within its area of responsibility. See Rezoning the World, scroll down to Securing the Americas.
The “USSOUTHCOM Strategy for 2018, Partnership for the Americas” was a document (no longer available) for the framework of a security partnership for the U.S. and the nations of South America and the Caribbean by 2018, a system to maintain order in this part of the economic region of the Americas. You will find that similar language is used in documents for USNORTHCOM and Obama’s Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas. For example, you will see the terms cooperation, partners and partnerships, which means harmonization and integration, whether economically, militarily or politically, for this union of the Americas.
Admiral J. Stavridis, Commander, United States Southern Command, December 2008:
“The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Command Strategy for 2020 provides the vision for how we hope to become a more interagency oriented organization seeking to work with U.S. and international partners to support security and stability in the Americas. Our vision and strategy respond to the ever-constant mandate to meet our joint military requirements and to recognize the increasing importance of integrating all instruments of national capability to meet the challenges of the future throughout the hemisphere. As we move into the future, we are committed to helping build a focused, collaborative approach that will enable all of us to work together to fulfill the promise of the Americas.”
“We ‘promise’ to be a reliable partner across the hemisphere as we face tough challenges together. We will also work with our partners to help unlock the ‘promise’ of the future.”
“In the end, our goal is simple: build relationships and work cooperatively together in the context of both interagency and international activities to ensure security and enhance stability through a strong partnership for the Americas.” p.3 (The result: regional and global governance for the Americas through trade agreements, UN treaties and agreements, regional and global institutions and networks. Americans will be governed from the top down.)
Currently the “United States Southern Command is involved with cooperative “activities such as combined /multilateral exercises, counter-narcotics assistance, and defense and military contacts to participate in combined, joint, and interagency efforts. The United States Southern Command will actively seek to support interagency, non-governmental entities and public/private institutions to enhance regional stability.” (They will support this corporate trading region of the Americas in order to “fulfill” the promise of Prosperity in the Americas.)
USNORTHCOM, the United States Northern Command, is the equivalent response force for North America, including Mexico. On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Army 1st Brigade Combat Team was assigned to stateside duty. “For 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of the U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.” Army Times. The only way you can access this article is through this site. Click on link Northern Command and notice the contradiction with the newspaper’s “correction” at the end.
“This new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.”
According to the Army Times writer, “They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack…Training for homeland scenarios has already begun at Fort Steward…” This response force could number up to 20,000 soldiers.
On the NORTHCOM website, under “Our Partners”, the U.S. relationship with Canada, Mexico and other stakholders is defined:
“Our commands (NORAD and NORTHCOM) fully rely on the relationship we maintain with partners such as Canada, Mexico and myriad agencies. While we have multiple partners and stakeholders, we are united in purpose to provide increased security and defense of North America. We will capitalize on the experience, expertise and capabilities of our potential partners, incorporating them into our plans, training exercises and operations. Whether operating in a supported or supporting role (depending on which part of North America is having the problem), the forces employed for homeland defense or civil support must be able to work with every government, Service, and agency that provides members to serve in homeland and continental operations.”
Colonel Roger Cloutier, 1st BCT commander, said that his men will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded.” He was “referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.”
Canada and the United States have worked closely on this integrated continental response force. On February 14, 2008 “the United States and Canada signed a military agreement…allowing the armed forces from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a domestic civil emergency, even one that does not involve a cross-border crisis.”
“The agreement, defined as a Civil Assistance Plan, was not submitted to Congress for approval, nor did Congress pass any law or treaty specifically authorizing this military agreement to combine the operations of the armed forces of the United States and Canada in the event of a wide range of domestic civil disturbances ranging from violent storms, to health epidemics, to civil riots or terrorist attacks.”
General Gene Renuart, Commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, signing the agreement for the U.S., said:
“This document is a unique, bilateral military plan to align our respective national military plans to respond quickly to the other nation’s requests for military support of civil authorities.”
Mexico is the third member of this North American response force but is being brought along toward integration at a slower pace because they can’t control their own nation. That is one reason why the U.S. Congress voted assistance with the Merida Initiative. It would give Mexico around 4 billion dollars to gain control of their borders. The U.S. is providing advisers and trainers to clean up their judicial system, train the Mexican police and army to carry out their duties in a lawful manner and avoid earning extra income as an employee of the drug cartels. That shouldn’t take long.
Those who want to destroy our sovereign nation, Democrats and Republicans, are busy in the halls of Congress and in the Obama administration working toward their goal.
From USSOUTHCOM strategy for 2018, page 5:
“The National Security Presidential Directive outlining our Western Hemisphere strategy tells us ‘the Western Hemisphere is our home. By virtue of geography, history, culture, demography, and economics, the United States is linked to our Hemispheric partners in ways unmatched elsewhere in the world…’ “We are all one group of people in the Americas.” (Are you getting the message?)
The projected population of the Western Hemisphere for 2050 is 1.2 billion people, all happy and prosperous in this region of the New World Order under regional and global governance.
There is an old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Well those times are here now. Do you have any plans or will you just be a bystander, genuflecting to your benevolent leaders?