Thursday, March 05, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
During the administration of George W. Bush, FEMA was literally given hundreds of millions of dollars to change former military bases and other existing facilities into FEMA prison camps.
These camps can apparently be found in every state in the union, and they are all mostly empty at this point - ready to be filled up with prisoners in the event martial law is declared or some other "emergency" happens.
These camps are now even being discussed on national television. Just check out this recent clip of Glenn Beck on Fox News.....
The preparations for martial law in the U.S. seriously ramped up under George W. Bush, and they show no signs of slowing down at all under Barack Obama.
According to the Army Times, at least 20,000 U.S. troops are being deployed inside the United States 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, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack."
The reality is that the U.S. military is getting very prepared to implement martial law to combat the type of "domestic disorder" inside the United States that we have never seen in our lifetimes. Do they know something that we do not?
A U.S. Army War College report issued last fall said that the U.S. miliary must be ready for a "violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States" which could happen as a result of an "unforeseen economic collapse" or other disaster.
But the most chilling sign of all is a FEMA camp bill (HR 645) that was recently introduced in the United States Congress.
On January 22nd, Representative Alcee Hastings [D-FL] introduced a new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives called the National Emergency Centers Act (also known as HR 645).
If Congress passes this bill, the Department of Homeland Security will be REQUIRED to establish national emergency centers (FEMA camps) on closed military bases.
For years, mainstream apologists have tried to deny that the government was putting together a network of FEMA detention camps across the United States. But now the wording of this new law would require that closed military bases be converted into Homeland Security "emergency centers". Just check out this language from the bill: "Wherever possible, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall designate a closed military installation as a site for a national emergency center."
You can see the entire text of this new bill here:
Let's take a look at some of the specific language in this bill.....
"In accordance with the requirements of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations."
This law would require that AT LEAST 6 FEMA camps be established on military installations around the United States. But it does not set a maximum. So the number of FEMA camps established under this law could be 6 or it could be 60.
"(4) to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security."
This language gives the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to use these FEMA camps for any purpose that he or she wishes. That is a truly sobering thought.
".....capable of meeting for an extended period of time the housing, health, transportation, education, public works, humanitarian and other transition needs of a large number of individuals affected by an emergency or major disaster"
Note that the law would require that these FEMA camps be able to house (or imprison?) large populations for an extended period of time. There camps are not just being set up as command and control centers - they are being designed to hold "a large number of individuals".
".....capable of hosting the infrastructure necessary to rapidly adjust to temporary housing"
Once again we see that these FEMA camps specifically have the purpose of "housing" people.
(c) Location of National Emergency Centers- There shall be established not fewer than one national emergency center in each of the following areas:
(1) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions I, II, and III.
(2) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV.
(3) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions V and VII.
(4) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VI.
(5) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions VIII and X.
(6) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX.
Please note that the law REQUIRES that at least one of these FEMA camps be established in specific FEMA regions.
Which FEMA region do YOU live in?
If the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense jointly determine that there is not a sufficient number of closed military installations that meet the requirements of subsections (b) and (c), the Secretaries shall jointly designate portions of existing military installations other than closed military installations as national emergency centers.
This part of the bill actually requires the use of an active military base for a FEMA camp if there are not enough closed military bases to do the job.
Where do you think the FEMA camp closest to your house will be established?
Are you ready to go to a "national emergency center" when the government declares martial law?
What will your response be if they come to put you on a train that will take you and your family to one of these camps?
But you know what one of the saddest things is?
The machinery of martial law is being put into place, and the American people are hardly uttering a peep in protest.
The truth is that we do NOT need prison camps in the United States, and if this article upsets you, then please contact your representatives in Congress and tell them to stop this.