The integration of North America into a political entity similar to the European Union is well underway, and at a pace much faster than the EU. Some of the North American organizations that will be part of North America’s governance are already in place. Examples are presented below.
The people who brought you NAFTA are the same people who brought you the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, known as NAFTA Plus, a deeper integration of the continent. And they also brought you a North American Community, a road map to the integration of North America. So says the U.S. Department of State, which supports this move toward a union.
This is the 2005 Bush administration article on the Clinton State Department archives website. You might make a copy of this article since it could be an important historical document some day. It was taken offline by Clinton after I published it in an article over a year ago. And it has a link to the CFR plan for this community. Click this link above, read and click link at bottom of page, scroll down and click on English version 295K PDF. Some of the North American organizations below are in this plan. Page numbers are listed.
The plan for replacing the United States with a North American Community is the result of a government and corporate partnership, also known as a public/private partnership. The three corporate entities that are behind this project, a union of North America, clearly take responsibility for changing America the beautiful into a giant warehouse for Wal-Mart, with 450 million people running around the continent looking for cheap jobs, or food and shelter.
The three CEO groups that are the senior partners in this endeavor are:
- The Council on Foreign Relations
- The Canadian Council of Chief Executives
- The Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales
Some of these appointed institutions and organizations that will operate this regionally-governed North America are already in place. You can see them in action. North America will be integrated economically, geographically and then politically. This would include organizations for special purposes, such as energy, water, environment, and health. All of these appointed regional constructions would have sovereignty over any national organization or agency in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They run the show.
Remember the swine flu problem that started in Mexico in 2009 and our government refused to close our border with that country and no one would give you an answer why. Well, it was because a North American agreement among Canada, Mexico and the United States had given that coordination to a transnational organization.
Now our borders will never be closed because of a pandemic. The leaders of North America agreed to keep the flow of commerce and people going no matter what happens.
“In August 2007, the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States established the North American Plan for Avian & Pandemic Influenza (NAPAPI), as part of an evolving trilateral system of regional cooperation. Under its mandate, this transnational organization had the responsibility for coordinating the influenza prevention plans of the three countries, providing assistance where necessary, and preventing the disruption of cross-border trade.” The plan “had been prepared under the direction of the Security and Prosperity Partnership.”
Cooperation is generally a good thing. But, as you will see, the complete integration of North America, including continental organizations and institutions for the express purpose of the well-being of multinational corporations who have no allegiance to America (or Canada or Mexico), leaves the American citizen adrift. The U.S. is becoming just another geographical area where labor is cheap and unemployment is high.
There is now another North American organization that is operational and growing, able to operate throughout the continent. Its job is to maintain order and handle other duties, such as natural and “manmade” disasters. The U.S. Department of State-approved plan for a North American Community calls for the integration of the police and military of North America.
Before this North American Community was launched in 2005, USNORTHCOM or Northern Command, was established in 2002 after 9/11. It” conducts homeland defense, civil support and security cooperation to defend and secure the United States and its interests.” Its area of responsibility covers the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico” and more. The Council on Foreign Relations Task Force plan for building this community called for the integration of the three nations (2005) into a trilateral response force for multiple duties on the continent. From page 10 of the plan (put together by corporations) you can see the beginning of what will be operational for North America:
“Security cooperation among the three countries should also extend to cooperation on counterterrorism and law enforcement, which would include the establishment of a trinational threat intelligence center, the development of trinational ballistics and explosives registration, and joint training for law enforcement officials.” See North American Community, pp. 10-12.
The text notes that the United States and Canada are “close allies” and a natural fit militarily but Mexico must proceed at a slower pace.
“Although Mexico is not a NATO member and does not share the same history of military cooperation, it has recently begun to consider closer collaboration on disaster relief and information-sharing about external threats. Defense cooperation, therefore, must proceed at two speeds toward a common goal. We propose that Mexico begin with confidence-building dialogue and information exchanges, moving gradually to further North American cooperation on issues such as joint threat assessment, peacekeeping operations, and eventually, a broader defense structure for the continent.”
“The United States and Canada should invite Mexico to consider more extensive information-sharing and collaborative planning involving military organizations and law enforcement as a means to build mutual trust and pave the way for closer cooperation in the future. Training and exercises should be developed to increase the cooperation and interoperability among the law enforcement agencies and militaries. These steps will provide better capabilities for detection of threats, preventative action, crisis response, and consequence management. At least one major trilateral exercise conducted by law enforcement authorities and one by the militaries should be established as a goal over the next year. Of course, the extent of cooperation will be affected by the progress of reform of the police forces, customs, and judicial branch in Mexico.” (Building a North American Community, pp. 10-12.)
The Merida Initiative, which I have mentioned, is involved in this process but not having much progress. It’s important to bring Mexico up to western standards in the judicial, law enforcement and military areas plus maintain operational control of its border before the common security perimeter can be established and North America is open to all citizens of the continent. The model for the perimeter is the European Union. NORTHCOM is very involved in training Mexican forces and other assignments in Mexico and their involvement could increase as the drug wars continue. After all, Mexico is helping to make this a continental free zone for North Americans.
On September 7, 2005, the Mexican army was brought along with closer collaboration on disaster relief when they loaded up a convoy of Mexican army trucks and soldiers with water purification trucks, mobile kitchens and blankets and headed for New Orleans after it was hit by Hurricane Katrina. It was a chance to be seen by Americans and get used to foreign soldiers on our soil.
From the Journal of Strategic Security:
“For Mexico, the sight of Army convoys, traveling north across the U.S.-Mexican border signaled a new era of security relations with the United States and a new role for the Mexican military, operating outside its borders. For Canada, it (New Orleans aid) was a routine deployment, providing humanitarian assistance, this time to its southern neighbor.” p.58.
Some of the duties of this North American response force includes handling civil unrest and perhaps, a larger type of confrontation. If so, one day Mexican or Canadian troops could be in your area as an armed force, aiding the United States against its citizens.
In October of 2008, George Bush ordered a U.S. Army combat brigade to permanent duty on American soil, where they under went special training. According to the Army Times:
“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.”
“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 (attack)…”
Colonel Roger Cloutier, 1st BCT commander, said the 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.”
On the NORTHCOM website , under ‘Our Partners,’ the relationship with Canada (NORAD), the U.S. and Canada, Mexico and other stakeholders are 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 these into our plans, training exercises and operations. Whether operating in a supported or supporting role (depending on which part of North America the disaster, combat, or civil unrest is occurring), 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 defense operations.”
On February 14, 2008, “Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each others border during an emergency. This is part of a complete integration of the assets of a North American defense system, designed for a continent that has a” common outer perimeter” and open internal borders with the “free flow of people” and the right to “live and work” anywhere in North America. Page 24, North America Community. Also see North American Response Force.
The North American Trade Tribunal is a trade court with three appointed judges that can hear a case brought by any Canadian or Mexican business that thinks it has been hindered in its efforts to make a profit under the trade agreement. This could be from a city council that passed a zoning law that forbids a big box store from operating in that area or a state that passed a law to protect the environment. The United States is sued for damages. American companies can do the same in Canada and Mexico.
If a company goes through the regular court system in any of the three NAFTA countries and is not satisfied with the decision, it can appeal to the NAFTA tribunal. This appointed tribunal can review decisions made by these courts, even the U.S. Supreme Court. The tribunal decision rules.
The Task Force on Building a North American Community calls for a permanent tribunal for North American dispute resolution (p.22, North American Community link above).
There are other NAFTA organizations in place and more on the way. Corporations, “ministers,” and the three leaders, through their summit meetings, are moving toward that ultimate integration. If that amnesty bill passes, I don’t see any roadblocks to a united North America. On paper, anyway. But in reality, something very different will emerge.