posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:06 PM
a reply to: DonVoigt
Don, the last large scale internment was during our Civil War. The detainees were called Copper Heads, and most were Southern sympathizers living in
Union Border States, esp. Maryland. Pres. Lincoln interned them if he thought they might flip a Union State over to the Confederacy. IIRC, this was
for the duration. So if Lee hadn't surrendered at Appomattox, en bloc, but rather had dispersed his army to fight a guerrilla war, then that
duration would have lingered on for many years. Gen. Lee, in fact, signed Abe Lincoln's Death Warrant, by surrendering his army intact. I doubt
that reconstruction could have even gotten started, until much later. Washington D.C. would have stayed on a war footing, and Booth wouldn't have got
anywhere near Pres. Lincoln.
Woodrow Wilson, and FDR also interned a lot of people during WWI and II, but they weren't Copperheads. Most of Lincoln's Copper Heads were
democrats. Booth was recruited in a hotel in Canada, not Richmond. I think he got away, and some Brits protected him, as many Shakespeareans have
always been tied into British Intelligence. My old Shakespeare Prof., Richard Avery, was the token American in the top four British Wartime
Intelligence execs in WWII. The three Brits all got Knighthoods, per their on stage exploits, but that was only a cover for the Official Secrets Act.
One thing is for sure, the big boys didn't see D.J. Trump coming. Trumps election caught them flat footed, for the time being. If Sessions really
attacks the subversives and follows some bread crumbs back to the DNC, then it's Katie Bar the Door.