And before you start thinking that something like that can't happen again, do think again.
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations.But, never fear, its not like something like this could ever happen in America even if someone just happen to think of it.
The proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention, appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany.
The bill also appears to expand the president's emergency power, much as the executive order ...that, ..., gave the president the authority to declare an emergency and take over the direction of all federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments without even consulting Congress.
President Bush recently signed a little-reported National Security and Homeland Security Directive granting extraordinary powers to the president in the event of a declared national emergency, apparently without congressional approval or oversight.So, for those of the conspiracy bent... you better start stocking that bomb shelter. For those who believe in Bible prophecy... you better get your soul right as it would seem that the clock is ticking.
Houston-based KBR was awarded an initial $385 million contract in January 2006 for one year, with four one-year options extended into 2007. KBR held a previous emergency detention contract with ICE from 2000 to 2005.ICE spokeswoman Jamie Zuieback told Corsi the primary intent of the contract was to build temporary detention facilities that could be used in the event of a mass migration crisis.
What is the real purpose of having emergency shelters built over the last 8 years? If you thought that this was just a fund created for the "just in case" measure, then why keep paying them to build them each and every year? I can see no real reason to build these camps. There is no reason for these camps in case of natural disasters. For one, you never know where a natural disaster will occur or when it will occur. Why build 6 camps across the nation for a disaster in Florida, or California, or Alaska? The only point is to "HOLD" people that are placed there.
Think of it. Recall all of the time, hassle and cost of trying to transport only a small part of the population of New Orleans. Can you see FEMA moving people all over the US from a disaster in Texas?
Meanwhile, Rep Hastings is not what one would call, STABLE....
"If Sarah Palin isn't enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention," Hastings said, as reported by ABC News. "Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through."
H.R. 645, which seeks to allocate $360 million for developing the emergency centers, has been referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and to the Committee on Armed Services.