ATTENTION READERS: Most of the links from USSOUTHCOM have been deleted. An updated article will be finished in the near future. (10/26/11)
The move toward global governance is being implemented in the Western Hemisphere, led by the United States. First is the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative, launched by George Bush just before leaving office. Twelve nations of the hemisphere have signed on and others are expected over time. President Obama has been briefed on the economic integration project for the 34 nations of the hemisphere. So far he appears to support it.
There are now two active security forces in place, consisting of two unified combatant commands, USNORTHCOM and USSOUTHCOM, which will provide security for the commercial interests in the future trading region of the Americas.
USNORTHCOM is a multi-agency, multinational military and civilian partnership designed to respond to problems in the corporate-run trading region of North America, part of the larger trading region of the Americas. That includes problems such as; natural disasters, terrorism, narcotics trafficking, guerrilla wars and civil unrest. See this blog, archives, Nov. 1, 2008, U.S .Army 1st Brigade Combat Team: Part of a Multinational Response Force for North America.
USSOUTHCOM has a similar role for South America , Central America and part of the Caribbean. The senior partner in this southern security force of the Americas is the United States. See Area of Focus, with map.
On Feb. 2, 2006, General Bantz J. Craddock gave the keynote address at a SOUTHCOM Conference, “The Americas in the 21st Century: The Challenge of Governance and Security.”
“The focus of the conference…could not be more timely-and will certainly contribute to the dialogue among U.S. and regional government officials-media and military leaders about future directions for the region and-more importantly-how we apply national and international resources–both individually as nations and regionally as part of a multinational community–to best provide for our citizens.”
Note: This regionally-governed economic trading area, which includes all of the Americas, would be run by a free trade agreement, similar to the unsuccessful attempt at the Free Trade Area of the Americas. The laws and regulations of member nations and their local governments will have to be changed if they conflict with the rules of the agreement.
Governance would also be administered by a number of hemispheric “partnerships” covering specific areas of mutual concern. Political governing institutions, possibly the Organization of American States (OAS), would evolve as a regional parliament, similar to the European Union.
One thing is certain-governance will come from the top down. American citizens will be on the receiving end, exactly like their neighbors across the pond are now. British members of parliament complain that up to 80 percent of their laws and regulations are initiated and passed by the EU Parliament. And the EU Constitution is being rushed through each nation without a vote from the people. British Prime Ministers have refused to get approval from their countrymen because polls have shown an overwhelming majority do not want to join this union.
Eventually, all trading regions of the world would be united. George Bush, at a meeting with European leaders in 2008, issued a joint declaration:
‘”We seek a world based on international law, democracy, the rule of law and human rights, and strengthened by broad and sustainable market-based economic growth…”
Since all trading regions of the world must harmonize their laws, this has dire consequences for the U.S. Constitution because some international laws differ from ours in significant ways. For example, free speech in the EU (in accord with the UN) has exceptions to our first amendment. Criticizing other groups, even on the internet, can result in the charge of racism or xenophobia. A violator can receive up to 3 years in prison in the EU. See what happened to Brigette Bardot, plus a history professor who gave a speech saying the Holocaust never happened. This blog, archives, Aug. 7, 2008, European Union: Free Speech can get you 3 Years in Prison. Is America next?
There would also be no second amendment rights-no guns. Efforts to accomplish this in Congress are ongoing. The merger of Canada, Mexico and the United States into a trading region is being done in part by the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) working groups at the Department of Commerce. The Council on Foreign Relations plan for building a North American Community, known as the road map for the SPP, has been important in implementing this trading region.
On page 10 of the CFR plan: What We Should Do By 2010. Law Enforcement and Military Cooperation (harmonizing and integrating).
“Security cooperation among the three countries should also extend to cooperation on counterterrorism and law enforcement, which would include the establishment of a trinational threat intelligence center, the development of a trinational ballistics and explosives registration, and joint training for law enforcement officials.” (And a continent wide data base. Don’t forget Real ID.)
Go to the State Department, read the article, click on link at bottom, click on English version, 295K PDF. See pages 10, 11, 12. It addresses what is now NORTHCOM.
Much of the CFR plan has been, or is in the process of being implemented at the U.S. Department of Commerce or in Congress through legislation, especially comprehensive immigration bills.
“Colonel Joseph Nunez, a professor in the Department of National Security and Stretegy at the US Army War College, published a monograph (2002) which detailed the creation of separate North and South American military units under the command and control of the Organization of American States-the chief organization which oversees hemispherical cooperation.”
These units would reflect “the realities of the 21st century…[and be] attuned to regional security and challenges…[and] are vital to the larger needs of an economically integrated hemisphere.”
“This new security architecture must be empowered to act decisively and competently. After all, if we-the states of the region-are going to construct a hemispheric community, there had better be a security community that can protect it, and without delay. In essence, the new security architecture must have standing multinational forces that can handle humanitarian assistance missions, peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and other small scale contingencies.” (And we do.)
SOUTHCOM’s vision for the Americas is more than as a military force. Some critics complain that the Pentagon is replacing the U.S. Department of State in some of its functions.
The United States Southern Command Partnership for the Americas vision is of “An interagency oriented organization seeking to support security and stability in the Americas.” This includes military and non-military projects.
Their goal is to “ensure security, enhance stability, and enable partnerships.” That means aiding the integration process throughout the region.
These are the command themes for this “combatant command”.
- Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. share common interests
- Security is a necessary condition for prosperity and democratic institutions
- Regional challenges require cooperative solutions
- SOUTHCOM is committed to lasting partnerships
SOUTHCOM participates in joint military exercises and training with agencies and military forces from their command area. The goal is to be able to operate as a unit and handle any mission.
A recent Multinational Special Forces Competition” took place at Camp Bullis, Texas on June 19, 2008. (Fuerzas Commando 2008)
This “skills competition was designed to improve multinational regional cooperation, enhance mutual trust and confidences, and advance the training, readiness and interoperability of participating special operations forces in tactics, techniques, and procedures.” One of the events was a combined assault by the multinational forces.
SOUTHCOM and NORTHCOM are the armies of the south and north for an eventual 34 nation trading region of the Americas. So far, no one in our government has raised an objection to the destruction of our sovereign republic. There’s a reason.
The warnings have been there for decades but no one listened:
Professor Philip Bom in 1992:
“The European community will be transformed into an all-European union, So, too, the Americas will be transformed into an integrated region of the new global order…
“What is new is the drive and determination to develop common markets for political economic integration. Correspondingly, there is the determination to institutionalize interdependence: a new global order through regional, bilateral and multilateral regulations…and through joint parliamentary bodies.”
Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State under Richard Nixon, is counting on President Obama to bring about global governance in a world without borders. In an interview on CNBC, Jan. 5, 2009, Kissinger said:
“I think his task (Obama) will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period, when really a ‘New World Order’ can be created. It’s a great opportunity. It isn’t much of a crisis.” See the video.
A review of the book “A New World Order” covers the forces at play in working for this new order and global governance, explaining the terminology in use by those who want the end of the sovereign nation. A lot of excellent info you can use. Harvard Law Review.