North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition: America Slip Sliding Away

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NASCO, North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition is not about America. But it is all about connecting NORTH AMERICA with a system of multimodal transportation highways crossing the United States, Canada and Mexico. Then, after a “common security perimeter” is complete (see H.R. 1645, Sec. 113, 3, E), the internal borders will be opened to the flow of people, products and capital-an essential goal for the CFR plan for Building a North American Community (a union). And we watch as our nation slides ever closer to the abyss.  [1]

To be clear, the Council on Foreign Relations plan for Building a North American Community is recognized by the U.S. State Department as a “BLUEPRINT” for the SPP (Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America), which was SIGNED by the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico on March 23, 2005 in Waco, Texas. The documentation can be found on a U.S. Embassy website (as of this moment) which links the two. [2]

The documentation on the goals of NASCO is easily accessed on the internet and shows that the partnership for this important step in merging the three nations into one trading region of NORTH AMERICA includes the federal government (with money), state and local governments, stakeholders (corporations) as well as their counterparts in Canada and Mexico. (The American people were inadvertently left out).

Norman Mineta, then Secretary of Transportation, on April 30, 2004 said at a meeting of the NASCO Forum:

“And to our friends from MEXICO who are here today, I say, WELCOME AND GET READY. OPENING the BORDER (WITH MEXICO) is of mutual benefit. It will bring greater efficiences in transportation so important in the competitive global environment ( Your cheap labor will also help).

Addressing NASCO President Sandy Jacobs and NASCO:

“You recognized the promise of this expanding trade relationship with our NAFTA partners early on. You also recognized that the success of the NAFTA relationship depends on mobility-on the MOVEMENT of PEOPLE, of PRODUCTS, and of CAPITAL across borders.” [3]

The NASCO website says its “…forte is in spurring coordination of efforts by state and federal agencies and the private sector to INTEGRATE and secure a multimodal transportation system along the existing NASCO Corridor.” This system (80 highways) will link up to other multimodal systems in Canada and Mexico, thus integrating the transportation system of North America. Then the “free flow of people” with the right “to live and work” anywhere on the continent of North America means wage levels will be more in line with workers in the third world (but won’t get down to 15 cents an hour). However, it will help improve the bottom line of Wal-Mart and General Motors.

An example of what a super corridor would look like is from the Texas Department of Transportation Trans-Texas Corridor Plan, June 2002:

“The Trans Texas Corridor is an all-Texas transportation network of corridors up to 1,200 feet wide. The corridor will include separate tollways for passenger vehicles and trucks. The corridor also will include six rail lines (three in each direction): two tracks for highspeed passenger rail, two for commuter rail and two for freight. The third component of the corridor will be a protected network of safe and reliable utility lines for water, petroleum, natural gas, electricity and data.” [4]

The United States will help with funding for corridor construction in Canada and Mexico but not directly. The money will be given to U.S. border states and these states will transfer it to the two nations for that particular project. (See map: section of North American Super Corridor)

Under the SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: Legacy for Users, “Got that??”), U.S. funds were made available to begin construction on the NAFTA Super Corridor system of multimodal highways across America as part of a North American system connecting Mexico, the United States and Canada, [5]

In addition, U.S. funds from the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) could go to U.S. border states to construct a project in Canada or Mexico. The funds are given to a state, like Texas, to use for corridor projects across the border. The state then “must determine the best way to transfer funds to or spend funds in CANADA or MEXICO…”

“…a border state may use these funds (CBI, Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program) to construct a project in CANADA or MEXICO if the project directly and predominately facilitates cross-border vehicle and cargo movement at an international port of entry in the border region of the state, provided the state is able to do so legally within its own provisions.” Projects include: bridges, tunnels, roadways, rail crossings, pedestian only crossings, pipelines, conveyer belts.

AAROADS has a site that lists 45 of the 80 high priority corridors planned for the United States plus info on the routes and cities that will be connected. This is a good source since you could become a victim of eminent domain like thousands of Texans, who are fighting Governor Perry, corporations and the Bush administration in order to save their homes and ranches from becoming a highway for the North American Union. [6, 7]

  1. This blog, The STRIVE ACT Mandates a Common Security Perimeter for North America, September 11, 2007
  2. http://www.raykania.com Debunking the U.S. Government’s SPP Myths vs Facts Website, October 19, 2007
  3. http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51718
  4. http://www.corridorwatch.org/ttc/cw-plan0206-02summary.htm
  5. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/sec1303qa.htm
  6. http://www.aaroads.com/high-priority/table.html
  7. http://www.thelastgringo.com Governor Rick Perry and Mexican Governor Paras Extend “Trans North American Corridor” into Mexico, October 25, 2007