Originally posted by parrhesia
Originally posted by soficrow
This is not about Mad Cow - it's about trade, immigration and harmonization of continental security. Negotiations hardball: introducing NAFTA
super-sized and NORTHCOM. Just another squeeze play.
Can you elaborate, soficrow?
With or without Mad Cow, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) mandates free trade between Canada and the USA for everything, including
beef. Stopping Canadian beef imports breaks NAFTA rules - and effectively stalls the agreement's planned expansion.
Here's the overview: what's really happening, how it all works together - and why our governments don't want anyone to know what's going on behind
In the USA, the Patriot Act works in concert with NAFTA and NORTHCOM. NAFTA and NORTHCOM are "continental" plans - and create a kind of
"over-government" that applies to all of North America. The Patriot Act is the "open door" allowing the security component of these plans to be
implemented in the USA.
Patriot Act II
NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement.
In its original form, this agreement broke through the traditional boundaries and redefined
'trade' - for the first time, information and services were defined as trade items and controlled by trade laws created and written by
. By NAFTA's terms, our governments must negotiate directly with corporations, and the corporations are calling the
NAFTA is about to be expanded - the expansion was scheduled as part of the original agreement. The original NAFTA agreement demanded a
"harmonization" of laws and regulations in the USA, Canada and Mexico - meaning that each country's laws had to be modified and made the same so as
not to interfere with business or cut into profits. For example, immigration and security will be defined as trade items
under the new NAFTA.
The final harmonization deadline is coming up.
Before the "leftist takeover" of South America, NAFTA's architects were planning to create the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and expand
NAFTA over the whole northern hemisphere. Now the focus is on North America and finalizing the last stages of all the agreements, negotiations and
plans. We're in the home stretch right now.
NORTHCOM is the US military command for North America.
"Combining these two powers into one agreement will give unequalled new rights to the transnational corporations of the hemisphere to compete for and
even challenge every publicly funded service of its governments, including health care, education, social security, culture and environmental
NAFTA, GATTS and the Free Trade Area of the Americas
Also see: North American Security and Prosperity
Security v/s Sovereignty: The Evolution of Public Opinion After 9/11 (pdf)
THE FUTURE OF SECURITY AND DEFENCE COOPERATION IN NORTH
A Blueprint for NAFTA (pdf)
The Tug-of-War: The Sovereignty/Security Dilemma (pdf)
In the event of any national emergency - like an epidemic or terrorist attack - NORTHCOM
will assume military command over all US agencies like FEMA and the FBI, plus civil authorities and policing.
Under emergency conditions,
NORTHCOM's first priority likely will be to ensure NAFTA's continued smooth functioning - to protect international corporations operating in North
NORTHCOM. U.S. Northern Command – new combatant command assigned to defend the United States and support military assistance to civil
"On April 17, 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced the formation of the Northern Command, or NorthCom...
Secretary Rumsfeld stated that NorthCom will "…help the department better deal with natural disasters, attacks on U.S. soil, or other civil
difficulties. It will provide for a more coordinated military support to civil authorities such as FBI, FEMA and state and local
The Patriot Act "harmonizes" US civil liberties downward to be in line with Mexico's. (Canada has her own problems.)
The public rationale for establishing a military police state in North America is "combating the terrorist threat" - and/or dealing with "natural
disasters" and "other civil difficulties." Basically, they've covered all the angles.
The current scare-monerging with its focus on international terrorism is a standard diversionary tactic designed to keep America's eyes off the home
front. The added benefit is that "the terrorist threat" also can serve as a publicly acceptable reason to implement military command over civil
authorities, and establish a police state in the USA.
Legal actions like this one preventing Canadian beef imports into the USA stalls implementation of the "continental over-government" by
challenging it on a clause by clause basis.
But these are just delaying tactics - they won't stop the agreements because they already are in
place, along with the required mechanisms.
...In the words of a famous American, "You ain't seen nothin yet."