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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway




By Aussiegirl

The things you learn on the internet! Just think, you could have been watching Fox News and learned all about the latest dirt on the Duke rape case, or the latest missing blonde, but no, you had to come to the web to learn about this monster superhighway. Just why do they call it "news", exactly? Seems to me we hardly ever learn anything of any real value in the MSM or on TV. Might as well be living in the Soviet Union for all the good these 24-hour so-called newschannels do us. No, the Soviets had the Samizdat that brought down the Kremlin bosses -- we have the internet -- until they start to figure out how to censor that too.

According to the article by Jerome Corsi: As incredible as this plan may seem to some readers, the first Trans-Texas Corridor segment of the NAFTA Super Highway is ready to begin construction next year. Various U.S. government agencies, dozens of state agencies, and scores of private NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have been working behind the scenes to create the NAFTA Super Highway, despite the lack of comment on the plan by President Bush. The American public is largely asleep to this key piece of the coming “North American Union” that government planners in the new trilateral region of United States, Canada and Mexico are about to drive into reality.

Now, this may very well be the next best thing to sliced bread, and just dandy for trade and prosperity and all that good stuff. And I'm a Milton Friedman kind of gal, so I don't mind a bit of free trade between friends. But if this is such a good idea, why all the secrecy? Why isn't Congress debating this and why aren't we having a robust national conversation prior to the next election. It kind of starts to look like they hope to sneak all this stuff by us without us noticing. Even the EU was discussed openly for years before it became a sort-of reality (considering that now that everyone knows what's in there, no one wants any part of it, except of course for the unelected Brussel-eurocrats.) Forewarned is forearmed. The American public deserves answers.

Check out the original article because there are loads of links to all the official organizations and websites that have been set up to implement and coordinate this plan.

HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE - Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway by Jerome R. Corsi

Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn.

Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman’s Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nation’s most modern highway straight into the heart of America. The Mexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new “SENTRI” system. The first customs stop will be a Mexican customs office in Kansas City, their new Smart Port complex, a facility being built for Mexico at a cost of $3 million to the U.S. taxpayers in Kansas City.

As incredible as this plan may seem to some readers, the first Trans-Texas Corridor segment of the NAFTA Super Highway is ready to begin construction next year. Various U.S. government agencies, dozens of state agencies, and scores of private NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have been working behind the scenes to create the NAFTA Super Highway, despite the lack of comment on the plan by President Bush. The American public is largely asleep to this key piece of the coming “North American Union” that government planners in the new trilateral region of United States, Canada and Mexico are about to drive into reality.

Just examine the following websites to get a feel for the magnitude of NAFTA Super Highway planning that has been going on without any new congressional legislation directly authorizing the construction of the planned international corridor through the center of the country.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is overseeing the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) as the first leg of the NAFTA Super Highway. A 4,000-page environmental impact statement has already been completed and public hearings are scheduled for five weeks, beginning next month, in July 2006. The billions involved will be provided by a foreign company, Cintra Concessions de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A. of Spain. As a consequence, the TTC will be privately operated, leased to the Cintra consortium to be operated as a toll-road.

[...]The details of the NAFTA Super Highway are hidden in plan view. Still, Bush has not given speeches to bring the NAFTA Super Highway plans to the full attention of the American public. Missing in the move toward creating a North American Union is the robust public debate that preceded the decision to form the European Union. All this may be for calculated political reasons on the part of the Bush Administration.

A good reason Bush does not want to secure the border with Mexico may be that the administration is trying to create express lanes for Mexican trucks to bring containers with cheap Far East goods into the heart of the U.S., all without the involvement of any U.S. union workers on the docks or in the trucks.

1 Comments:

At 12:47 PM, Anonymous pianogirl said...

Maybe we could put "W" in charge of getting the Inter-County Connector built in Montgomery County, MD, to relieve some of the congestion on the beltway and it would get done in my lifetime!

 

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