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Camps for Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision
Attorney general shows himself as a menace to liberty.
By Jonathan Turley
Jonathan Turley is a professor of constitutional law at
George Washington University.
 http://www.truthout.org/docs_02/08.15B.ashcr.camps.htm

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AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS




Camps for Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision
Wed Aug 14 20:09:38 2002
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Camps for Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision
Attorney general shows himself as a menace to liberty.
By Jonathan Turley
Jonathan Turley is a professor of constitutional law at
George Washington University.
 http://www.truthout.org/docs_02/08.15B.ashcr.camps.htm

Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, 14 August, 2002

Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft's announced desire for camps for U.S. citizens he
deems to be "enemy combatants" has moved him from merely being a political
embarrassment to being a constitutional menace.

Ashcroft's plan, disclosed last week but little publicized, would allow him
to order the indefinite incarceration of U.S. citizens and summarily strip
them of their constitutional rights and access to the courts by declaring
them enemy combatants.

The proposed camp plan should trigger immediate congressional hearings and
reconsideration of Ashcroft's fitness for this important office. Whereas
Al Qaeda is a threat to the lives of our citizens, Ashcroft has become
clear and present threat to our liberties.

The camp plan was forged at an optimistic time for Ashcroft's small inner
circle, which has been carefully watching two test cases to see whether
this vision could become a reality. The cases of Jose Padilla and Yaser
Esam Hamdi will determine whether U.S. citizens can be held without charges
and subject to the arbitrary and unchecked authority of the government.

Hamdi has been held without charge even though the facts of his case are
virtually identical to those in the case of John Walker Lindh. Both Hamdi
and Lindh were captured in Afghanistan as foot soldiers in Taliban units.
Yet Lindh was given a lawyer and a trial, while Hamdi rots in a floating
Navy brig in Norfolk, Va.

This week, the government refused to comply with a federal judge who ordered
that he be given the underlying evidence justifying Hamdi's treatment. The
Justice Department has insisted that the judge must simply accept its
declaration and cannot interfere with the president's absolute authority
in "a time of war."

In Padilla's case, Ashcroft initially claimed that the arrest stopped a plan
to detonate a radioactive bomb in New York or Washington, D.C. The
administration later issued an embarrassing correction that there was
no evidence Padilla was on such a mission. What is clear is that Padilla
is an American citizen and was arrested in the United States--two facts
that should trigger the full application of constitutional rights.

Ashcroft hopes to use his self-made "enemy combatant" stamp for any citizen
whom he deems to be part of a wider terrorist conspiracy.

Perhaps because of his discredited claims of preventing radiological
terrorism, aides have indicated that a "high-level committee" will recommend
which citizens are to be stripped of their constitutional rights and sent
to Ashcroft's new camps.

Few would have imagined any attorney general seeking to reestablish such
camps for citizens. Of course, Ashcroft is not considering camps on the
order of the internment camps used to incarcerate Japanese American
citizens in World War II. But he can be credited only with thinking
smaller; we have learned from painful experience that unchecked authority,
once tasted, easily becomes insatiable.

We are only now getting a full vision of Ashcroft's America. Some of his
predecessors dreamed of creating a great society or a nation unfettered
by racism. Ashcroft seems to dream of a country secured from itself,
neatly contained and controlled by his judgment of loyalty.

For more than 200 years, security and liberty have been viewed as coexistent
values. Ashcroft and his aides appear to view this relationship as lineal,
where security must precede liberty.

Since the nation will never be entirely safe from terrorism, liberty has
become a mere rhetorical justification for increased security.

Ashcroft is a catalyst for constitutional devolution, encouraging citizens
to accept autocratic rule as their only way of avoiding massive terrorist
attacks.

His greatest problem has been preserving a level of panic and fear that would
induce a free people to surrender the rights so dearly won by their ancestors.

In "A Man for All Seasons," Sir Thomas More was confronted by a young lawyer,
Will Roper, who sought his daughter's hand. Roper proclaimed that he would
cut down every law in England to get after the devil.

More's response seems almost tailored for Ashcroft: "And when the last law was
down and the devil turned round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws
all being flat? ... This country's planted thick with laws from coast to
coast ... and if you cut them down--and you are just the man to do it--do
you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?"

Every generation has had Ropers and Ashcrofts who view our laws and traditions
as mere obstructions rather than protections in times of peril. But before
we allow Ashcroft to denude our own constitutional landscape, we must take
a stand and have the courage to say, "Enough."

Every generation has its test of principle in which people of good faith can
no longer remain silent in the face of authoritarian ambition. If we cannot
join together to fight the abomination of American camps, we have already
lost what we are defending.

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Interament Camps Map Posted 8/19/01
Sun Aug 19 02:01:46 2001

RECEIVED VIA MAIL 8/17/01

Dear APFN:

Sorry to sound misterious, but with Echolon snooping I didn't want to
send a red flag.

My friend was a dispatcher for the truck lines for 35 years and no dummy.
When the bases were closed and her trucks sent in she knew by the material sent in
that they were being rehabed for internment centers. enclosed is the
map she kept track of them.

Also you are missing the underground city of Denver under the airport and the
crematorium below. there was a website that carried the article and pictures.

If you want, I'll try to dig them up.

Also unknown is the 350 special forces military men last seen going to
the Denver airport and remain missing. This was 3 years ago.

Yours in the knowing Christians.

/s/

Concentration camps in US by State index
 http://gulagamerika.homestead.com/StateIndex.html

MILITARY POLICE INTERNMENT/RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS
 http://www.adtdl.army.mil/cgi-bin/atdl.dll/fm/3-19.40/toc.htm
Interament Camps Map Posted 8/19/01 PDF FORMAT:
 http://www.apfn.org/pdf/camps.pdf


Concentration/Detention Camps
UN Equipment Said In Place Around US
 http://www.rense.com/political/campsfound.htm


CIVILIAN INTERNMENT CAMPS UP FOR REVIEW
 link to www.apfn.org

Concentration Camp Locations in Southern California
 http://www.apfn.org/apfn/concentration.htm


U.S. CONCENTRATION CAMPS FEMA AND THE REX 84 PROGRAM

"The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a mass exodus of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention
centers by FEMA. Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed
down and to be turned into prisons"
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Web site of Concentration Camps made for you! One of the U.S. Plans for NWO "New world Order"
U.S. CONCENTRATION CAMPS
FEMA AND THE REX 84 PROGRAM


There over 600 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States.

The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a mass exodus of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA. Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons.

Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot are the two sub programs which will be implemented once the Rex 84 program is initiated for its proper purpose. Garden Plot is the program to control the population. Cable Splicer is the program for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government. FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation.

The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.
hartbraking 15.Mar.2006 19:48

katherine tabbykatgirl10

this article and these pictures are just hartbraking these people are and bones and nobody else cares. imagine having youre family taken away you would not like and niether did they. put your self in there spots imagine how hard it would be to look at yourself and be skin and bones. well they delt with it after being beten and worked to death. but after all there hard work just because they are not usful the noziis cremate themm in big ovens. but like they all say "the only way out of aushuwits is up the chimny".

I AGREE 09.Apr.2006 20:24

Torrie Weber Hart

I was working on a project for work and happened to stumble upon this interesting piece of info. I agree wholeheartedly, that it is, indeed very heartbreaking. I find it to be extremely cold-hearted and sick. That Hitler was something else, let me tell you that. It's misfortunate and completely sad, which is a total understatement! My husband also agrees too. As a citizen of Calgary,Alberta, Canada and being 30 years of age, trust me when i say this, I have seen alot! But, this is tooo much.