Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps
Jan 31, 2006 -- A Halliburton subsidiary has just received a $385
million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to
provide "temporary detention and processing capabilities."
The contract -- announced Jan. 24 by the engineering and
construction firm KBR -- calls for preparing for "an emergency
influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new
programs" in the event of other emergencies, such as "a natural
disaster." The release offered no details about where Halliburton
was to build these facilities, or when.
To date, some newspapers have worried that open-ended provisions in
the contract could lead to cost overruns, such as have occurred with
KBR in Iraq. A Homeland Security spokesperson has responded that
this is a "contingency contract" and that conceivably no centers
might be built. But almost no paper so far has discussed the
possibility that detention centers could be used to detain American
citizens if the Bush administration were to declare martial law.
In September 2005 , NORTHCOM conducted its highly classified Granite
Shadow exercise in Washington. As William Arkin reported in the
Washington Post, "Granite Shadow is yet another new Top Secret and
compartmented operation related to the military's extra-legal powers
regarding weapons of mass destruction. It allows for emergency
military operations in the United States without civilian
supervision or control."
It is clear that the Bush administration is thinking seriously about
There over 600 prison camps in the United States, all fully
operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and
even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These
camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management
Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United
The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to
and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby.
The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000
prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just
outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive
mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.
Bush family and businesses linked to funding pilot training for the
Researchers and investigators have uncovered links between a Miami
bank that collapsed in 2002 amid a fraud scandal that was
highlighted by billions of dollars in questionable cash and
fraudulent loans and money movements linked to the Bush family and
businesses linked to funding pilot training for the 9-11 hijackers.
US Savings Rate Sinks to Lowest since Great Depression
The US savings ratio fell to minus 0.5 per cent last year, meaning
Americans not only spent all of their after-tax income but also had
increase their borrowings or plunder their savings. This is the
the ratio has gone negative for an entire year since 1932 and 1933,
when the US was struggling to cope with the Great Depression.
Bush Tried to Gag Environment Expert
James Hansen, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space
Studies, said agency officials had ordered that public affairs
review his lectures, papers and postings on the institute's web site
as vetting requests for interviews from reporters. The clamp-down
followed a lecture he gave last month calling for emission
move the White House refuses to support.
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