Cross-Border Martial Law: Stage 1
by Gary North: Earl
April 2, the leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada will
meet at what is billed as the North American Leaders Summit.
Here is the agenda, as posted on the website of the White House.
April 2, 2012, President Obama will host Prime Minister Stephen
Harper of Canada and President Felipe Calderon of Mexico for the
North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) in Washington, DC. This meeting
will build on wide-ranging and ongoing cooperation among the United
States, Canada, and Mexico with a particular focus on economic growth
and competitiveness, citizen security, energy, and climate change.
The leaders will also discuss North America's role in the Americas
in anticipation of the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia
later in April, as well as other global economic, political, and
summit is preliminary to a hemispheric summit to be held later in
April. Note these words: citizen security, energy, and climate change.
Allow me to translate: police state, rationing, and regulation.
If you think
I am exaggerating, consider the following.
DEFENSE: STAGE 1
Department has posted a press release on steps leading up to this
summit. A new system of multi-national defense has been created.
It is called the North American Defence Ministry. Notice the way
Defense is spelled: Oh, Canada! You
can read the press release here.
to the three Ministers of Defence, North America is facing threats
so enormous that the three nations must work together to thwart
them. But what nation is strong enough to offer such a threat? None
is mentioned. Nevertheless, those threats are out there, the three
ministers of defense assure us.
meeting of what they call "the trilateral collaboration" was held
in Ottawa. Here is what they decided.
virtue of our geography, our peoples, and our trading relationship,
our three nations share many defense interests. Threats to North
America and the hemisphere are increasingly complex and require
non-traditional responses. Building upon the trilateral collaboration
under the North American Leaders Summit process, we share a determination
to enhance our common understanding of those threats and of the
approaches needed to address them.
It would be
helpful to know what these "increasingly complex" threats to North
America are. It would be even more helpful to know which "non-traditional
responses" are being contemplated.
countries are committed to working together to address challenges
in the region. We know that transnational threats require transnational
"transnational," needs clarification. What are some of these transnational
threats? What nation might be planning transnational threats against
Canada and Mexico, as well as the United States? What nation has
identified these three nations as enemies? I have heard of none.
It turns out
that the threats do not come from nations. They come from SPECTRE.
You remember SPECTRE, the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence,
Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. Sean Connery's James Bond battled
against SPECTRE. Well, maybe SPECTRE isn't the threat it once was,
but something like it is.
this in mind, we have agreed to enhance our cooperation to support
efforts to counter transnational criminal organizations and to respond
to natural disasters in the hemisphere.
collaboration is determined not to let these criminal organizations
get the upper hand. Neither is nature: natural disasters in the
hemisphere. We all remember what the hemisphere was almost wiped
out by. . . . By. . . . By whatever it was. Back then. Never again!
meeting today has established the framework necessary to build North
America's resilience by pursuing a practical agenda built on sustained
trilateral cooperation on issues related to defense. As part of
our initial work plan, we intend to:
a joint trilateral defense threat assessment for North America
to deepen our common understanding of the threats and challenges
ways to improve our support to the efforts of civilian public
security agencies in countering illicit activities in our respective
countries and the hemisphere, such as narcotics trafficking.
If we are
to believe this press release, the Mexican drug dealers are so well
armed and pose such a threat that the defense departments of all
three North American nations must now cooperate trilaterally.
not all. The defense ministers will also
how we can collaborate to increase the speed and efficiency with
which our armed forces support civilian-led responses to disasters.
forces of the three nations must increase their response time and
efficiency to support "civilian-led responses to disasters."
I am curious.
What disasters across all three borders are such a threat that it
requires a new trilateral defense system to respond?
I can think
of one: a joint operation to release airborne anthrax in three cities,
for example: Washington, Ottawa, and Mexico City. But why, exactly,
will it take joint military responses to deal with this? The terrorists
will be long gone.
I can think
of another: a joint operation of a suicide squad that has been infected
with smallpox. Each of them flies to a different city. He or she
then goes to the movies. Lots of movies. If you are curious about
the likely effects, do a Google search for "Dark Winter" and "terrorism."
I did. Here
are the results.
the targets of this trilateral planning are civilians, not terrorists.
This is all about a cross-border system of martial law. This is
stage one. There is stage two.
to work together to strengthen hemispheric defence forums.
How long will
this trilateral cooperation go on? Indefinitely.
have agreed to meet on a regular basis in order to build on today's
historic meeting and continue our cooperation in addressing shared
continental threats. We will pursue this trilateral agenda respectful
of national sovereignty and in coordination with other agencies
in our respective governments. The results of our meeting will be
conveyed to our respective leaders in advance of the upcoming North
American Leaders Summit.
phrase, "respectful of national sovereignty." If you think NAFTA
was a bad idea, sovereignty-wise, wait until you see what comes
ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN
In 2011, the
Canadian government posted what it called an Economic Action Plan.
This is a bilateral plan to integrate economically the USA and Canada.
my eye is this. They are concerned about public resistance. Remember,
this is Canada good old stodgy Canada.
and share research on how people become radicalized and turn to
- Share best
practices and tools for law enforcement and corrections partners
to detect, prevent and respond to this threat;
a common messaging and strategic communications approach; and
community-based and community-driven efforts. This will include
collaborating on how to engage with communities and build their
resilience against violent extremists who seek to target specific
communities in our respective countries, as well as coordinating
is CBNRE. Every problem needs an acronym. That is what CBRNE is.
binational plans and capabilities for emergency management, with
a focus on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives
to this is the threat to the communications system.
national-level emergency communications plans and strategies;
future trends and technologies related to communications interoperability;
the use of standards in emergency communications;
governance models and structures; and
- Share best
practices and lessons learned.
All in all,
Canadian government pledges the following:
build on the efforts of many partners from police and other
emergency workers to our armed forces who continue to safeguard
us from the complex threats we face.
We also recognize that cooperation across air, land, and maritime
domains, as well as in space and cyberspace, our enduring bi-national
defence relationship, and military support for civilian authorities
engaged in disaster response efforts and critical infrastructure
protection, have all contributed significantly to the security of
This is being
promoted to Canadian voters as an economic action plan. It is a
great deal more than an economic action plan. This is not merely
about freer trade. It is about cross-border martial law.
Stephen Harper up until now has pursued bilateralism: USA and Canada.
That policy is about to go the way of all flesh. Trilateralism is
the agenda of the North American Leaders Summit.
in February 2011 published a
detailed outline of a system of bilateral government regulations
on trade: transportation, agriculture, health products, and environmental
safety. This sounded harmless to Canadians. But the extension of
cross-border economic regulations is part of a much more comprehensive
plan to integrate the economies of Mexico, Canada, and the United
States. This, in turn, is preparatory for regional/hemispheric integration.
If all this
sounds familiar, that's because it is. When David Rockefeller created
the Trilateral Commission in 1973, he had something like this in
mind. Step by step, the program has extended. Think of this as the
dream of the wonderful folks who gave us the euro.
FREE TRADE TO POLITICAL UNIFICATION
For over two
centuries, believers in political centralization have used a bait-and-switch
strategy that has worked repeatedly.
extol the benefits of free trade, meaning the elimination of sales
taxes on imported goods. Their model: Adam Smith's book, The
Wealth of Nations (1776).
call for the creation of a joint free trade zone. They never recommend
unilateral reductions of tariffs by one government on one side of
a border. Always, there must be a negotiated free trade zone: joint
call for joint regulations making the judicial rules of production
call for a common currency. This always turns into a call for a
national central bank, then a common international central bank.
call for regional military defense.
call for political integration: the United States of Whatever.
was designed by James Madison. He attempted to get it passed at
the Annapolis Convention of 1786. When that failed, he called for
a closed-door convention in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787.
from several states were authorized to attend, but only on this
basis: to lower tariffs, not to replace the Articles of Confederation.
As soon as the closed-door session opened, four separate plans were
submitted to replace the Articles of Confederation. (I wrote a book
on this: Conspiracy
in Philadelphia. It's
denied the right of the states to issue currency. The federal government
alone had this right,
after ratification, Hamilton succeeded in getting Congress to adopt
a central bank, privately owed.
In 1861, the
Confederacy decided to set up its own free trade zone. The North
the 1930s, internationalists promoted the idea of a free trade zone
under the League of Nations. Large multinational corporations would
be licensed by the League to trade, immune from national tariffs,
with the League taxing them for the privilege. The most famous advocate
was New York lawyer John Foster Dulles.
In 1951, the
European Coal and Steel Community was set up to conduct free trade
in Western Europe. This led to the creation of the Common Market
in 1957. This morphed into the European Union in 1992. This required
the European Central Bank, which gave Europe the euro in 1999.
It is bait
planners cannot get the voters to accept internationally what the
voters have long accepted nationally. So, they adopt a stealth program.
It is a bait-and-switch strategy. Again and again, it has worked.
got NAFTA in 1994. Unless Congress stops the process, we will soon
get a joint military system of domestic crowd control. The boundary
markers for this system have been laid: milestones. Next will come
the laying of the foundations.
know nothing of this. Of those who do know, most ignore it.
The trap is
set with tax breaks: low tariffs. That is the bait. It is tasty
bait. Then the trap is sprung.
Patrick Henry in 1765, if that's a conspiracy theory, make the most
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