Monday, March 15, 2010

HR 645 / U.S. Preparing For Civil Unrest


In their quest for the truth ~ over 60,000 infuriated Greek citizens take to the streets in central Athens because the cash strapped government faces a financial reckoning. The Obama administration has prepared itself for eventually the same demands for the truth with HR 645 which is, in essence, militarized FEMA internment camps: Allen L Roland

Recently, street clashes broke out on March11th between rioting youths and police in central Athens as tens of thousands demonstrated during a nationwide strike against the cash-strapped government. Hundreds of masked and hooded youths punched and kicked motorcycle police, knocking several off their bikes, as police responded with volleys of tear gas and stun grenades.

It's only a matter of time before the American people take to the streets particularly when they realize the full extent of cash strapped America's indebtedness as well as the financial backlash of Wall Street's ponzi scheme of offshore derivatives which has also brought Greece to its knees. We are talking trillions of dollars here. Meanwhile the U.S. Defense budget for 2011 will go up 7.1% .

Robert Reich,, writes of the present sham recovery ~ "Are we finally in a recovery? Who's 'we,' kemosabe? Big global companies, Wall Street, and high-income Americans who hold their savings in financial instruments are clearly doing better. As to the rest of us – small businesses along Main Streets, and middle and lower-income Americans ~ forget it."

Since the Obama administration is just as committed as the Bush administration to shielding the American public from honestly disclosing the full extent of its indebtedness ~ relying instead on a bank bailout buoyed mini recovery with the hopes of re-inflating the same debt bubble that just burst ~ it's just a matter of time before infuriated American citizens realize what has really happened and take to the streets.

Michel Chossudovsky spelled it out the consequences on March 18, 2009 Global Research , in an article entitled Preparing for Civil Unrest in America Legislation to Establish Internment Camps on US Military Bases

" A bill entitled the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act (HR 645) was introduced in the US Congress in January. It calls for the establishment of six national emergency centers in major regions in the US to be located on existing military installations.

The stated purpose of the "national emergency centers" is to provide "temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster." In actuality, what we are dealing with are FEMA internment camps. HR 645 states that the camps can be used to "meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security."

There has been virtually no press coverage of HR 645.
These "civilian facilities" on US military bases are to be established in cooperation with the US Military. Modeled on Guantanamo, what we are dealing with is the militarization of FEMA internment facilities.

Once a person is arrested and interned in a FEMA camp located on a military base, that person would in all likelihood, under a national emergency, fall under the de facto jurisdiction of the Military: civilian justice and law enforcement including habeas corpus would no longer apply.

HR 645 bears a direct relationship to the economic crisis and the likelihood of mass protests across America. It constitutes a further move to militarize civilian law enforcement, repealing the Posse Comitatus Act. "

Theodore Roosevelt once said that Honesty is the prerequisite for a strong and healthy Republic and our government, in that sense, obviously does not trust the people it represents with the truth ~ "We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.": Theodore Roosevelt - (1858-1919) 26th US President

We are no longer a Republic, we are now a Oligarchy where corporations now have tremendous financial and political leverage and their deepest fear is an informed, angry and rebellious public seeking the truth.

Take to the streets but be forewarned ~ the chips are increasingly being stacked against us.

Allen L Roland

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  1. This bill has had a few versions, all pretty much stating the same thing. Anyway I called Representative Alcee Hastings in April of 2009 and spoke to one of his secretaries about this bill. (His phone number btw is 202-225-1313). I asked what the purpose of this bill and what intentions Mr. Hastings had behind it. The answer I got was that Hastings wrote it up in response to what happened after hurricane Katrina. The purpose, the secretary said, was that if a state were to be hit by a disaster with a similar destructive power of Katrina, the people would have a place to go.

    So that are those are the intentions behind who WROTE the bill, IF THE BILL WERE TO BE PASSED though (earlier versions weren't obviously - and they were pretty much verbatum of this one) the intentions of how these facilities will be used by the government is a different story.

    However the detention centers built by Kellogg Brown and Root (a subsidiary of Halliburton) should also be of a concern. [Halliburton site is currently down so I can't get a link to the press release, but here is a story that references them: ]

    These 'detention centers' are most likely already built, probably operated by ICE and if you live in a city, you probably drive by two or three of them with out even knowing. RT has been doing an investigation recently on secret detention centers. I do not know if they were constructed by KBR - but it's a possibility given the contract.
    (RT story here: and here: )

  2. ::sigh:: I must teach myself to proofread. I apologize, it's been a long day. I hope you can trudge through my previous comment and understand what I didn't fudge up.

  3. The movie "The Siege" comes to mind...

  4. Those who once thought that such a thing could never happen, very soon (to their own dismay) will learn that it was already happening!

    I've been moved well out of the city for 3 years now, out in the sticks, stocking up (food/water/medicine) no funny ideas ya federal 'forum watchers'!

    The one thing I'm gonna miss is the internet when this whole thing goes down. But then it's back to communication old fashioned way, "Talking" to neighbors!

    If you haven't already started stocking up yourself.. better get on it! Because for you the unlucky one, it's Survival Time! I laugh at those who think GOLD/Silver are the saving currency, NO, more accurately it's Heirloom seeds and fresh water, because you can't EAT gold!