Why the New Security Zone along the Canadian Border?

Published on The Peoples Voice, by Michael Collins, Oct. 4, 2011.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just issued an environmental report on its enhanced security plan to cover an area extending from the East Coast to the West Coast, from the northern border of the United States to 100 miles south of the border. While there are few specifics on the new security measures, the environmental report offers enough to see how we will be protected against threats to national security coming from Canada … // 

… Keeping them out or us in? (Or is it all about the money?):

Is there another motive behind the seeming militarization of the Canadian border.

My choice for primary motive is enhanced revenue opportunities for the defense and national security industries. The U.S.-Canada border is over 4,000 miles long. The opportunities of a 100-mile ribbon along that border are expanded by all those people living there, approximately 50 million. This could be a huge payday. After all, Iraq and Afghanistan must end at some point. What better project to take up the slack for defense industry taxpayer subsidies than a massive border build up in areas that provide safe working conditions?

Look how quickly the government deployed full body scanners in airports across the country after the underpants bomber affair. Even though highly reliable witnesses saw that bomber bypass a security check at his point of departure, Amsterdam, the administration and security experts acted like a scanner would have somehow prevented events that had nothing to do with any type of security check.

The absurdity of government policies on war, defense spending, and the economy, and the elimination of more and more constitutional and other protections, opens the door for more sinister interpretations. There will be speculation that just maybe, the financial elite who run things see a total collapse of the economy. They should know, they created it. Or maybe they see a total loss of rights and an end to the pretense of freedom. Instead of letting all those consumers (aka citizens) cross the border in search of a reasonable life, they may just want to keep us around for the next big holiday shopping spree.

The border security program as prison bars for citizens is far-fetched but, arguably, it is no more far-fetched than a plan to beef up the border with a friendly, cooperative neighbor.

We live in a time of great decline. The cause of that decline is the ownership of virtually all of the tools of political control by those whose sole motive is to make more money than the huge sums they’ve already accumulated. For positive change to become an alternative, those who have failed so miserably need to be sent packing, replaced by true servants of the people. END. (full text, Appendix I and II, Comment).

Links:

Website: The Money Party.org;

Appendix II: Becoming Part of the Process;

U.S. Constitution: Fourth Amendment; on Find Law;

Editorial: A world that only understands the language of power, on Voltairenet.org, by Wassim Raad, September 27, 2011

The Automated Targeting System ATS /Border Security Technologies, on ACLU;

Northern Border Security Programs;

The Northern Report /Chapter I: Introduction, 24 pdf-pages; /Chapter 2: Proposed Action, 16 pdf-pages; /Chapter 8: Environmental Consequences, 296 pdf-pages.

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