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Posted by: Mark Jun 14 2006, 11:24 AM
Received in email....

This is the first time I have heard about this plan.

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Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway
by Jerome R. Corsi
Posted Jun 12, 2006
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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.
http://www.nascocorridor.com/

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 http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=14965 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.

NASCO, the http://www.nascocorridor.com/, is a “non-profit organization dedicated to developing the world’s first international, integrated and secure, multi-modal transportation system along the International Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor to improve both the trade competitiveness and quality of life in North America.” Where does that sentence say anything about the USA? Still, NASCO has received $2.5 million in earmarks from the U.S. Department of Transportation to plan the NAFTA Super Highway as a 10-lane limited-access road (five lanes in each direction) plus passenger and freight rail lines running alongside pipelines laid for oil and natural gas. One glance at the map of the NAFTA Super Highway on the front page of the http://www.nascocorridor.com/ will make clear that the design is to connect Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. into one transportation system.

http://www.kcsmartport.com/ is an “investor based organization supported by the public and private sector” to create the key hub on the NAFTA Super Highway. At the Kansas City SmartPort, the containers from the Far East can be transferred to trucks going east and west, dramatically reducing the ground transportation time dropping the containers off in Los Angeles or Long Beach involves for most of the country. http://www.kcsmartport.com/pdf/SmtPrtOneRoute.pdf describes the plan in glowing terms: “For those who live in Kansas City, the idea of receiving containers nonstop from the Far East by way of Mexico may sound unlikely, but later this month that seemingly far-fetched notion will become a reality.”

The U.S. government has housed within the Department of Commerce (DOC) an “SPP office” that is dedicated to organizing the many working groups laboring within the executive branches of the U.S., Mexico and Canada to create the regulatory reality for the Security and Prosperity Partnership. The http://www.spp.gov/ was signed by Bush, President Vicente Fox, and then-Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Tex., on March 23, 2005. According to the DOC website, a U.S.-Mexico Joint Working Committee on Transportation Planning http://www.spp.gov/report_to_leaders/index.asp?dName=report_to_leaders such that “(m)ethods for detecting bottlenecks on the U.S.-Mexico border will be developed and low cost/high impact projects identified in bottleneck studies will be constructed or implemented.”

The report notes that new SENTRI travel lanes on the Mexican border will be constructed this year. The border at Laredo should be reduced to an electronic speed bump for the Mexican trucks containing goods from the Far East to enter the U.S. on their way to the Kansas City SmartPort.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is http://www.keeptexasmoving.org/about/ Corridor (TTC) as the first leg of the NAFTA Super Highway. A 4,000-page http://www.keeptexasmoving.com/projects/ttc35/deis.aspx 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 http://www.keeptexasmoving.org/pdfs/projects/ttc35/final%20cda%20overview.pdf.

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.


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Posted by: uggliozzi Jun 14 2006, 01:37 PM
Sounds like government to me. Committing to a major transportation system which relies on a dwindling, increasingly expensive fuel.


Posted by: uggliozzi Jun 14 2006, 06:37 PM
I had further thoughts. The way to move large volumes of freight over fixed routes is by rail. Rail also offers the advantage that three kinds of traction can be used....electric (from many fuel sources), deisel (from mineral or organic oils) or when it gets really tough, steam (from coal, oil, compressed waste, gas or renewable plantation timber). Rail is much more energy efficient than road and can actually be quicker if run competently.

The disadvantage is that rail is susceptible to damage from guerilla attack. The advantage of trucks is that damaged sections can be bypassed easily and goods flow continues.

I think that this super-highway's main purpose is transporting materiel and personnel when the takeover occurs.

Posted by: Valentine Jun 20 2006, 12:05 PM
I think the main purpose may be to divide the country making unrestricted east-west travel impossible. Whatever the reason it ain't good. That we can count on! clubinhand.gif

Posted by: Mark Jun 20 2006, 03:21 PM
I'm not sure if this is the same highway, but it sure sounds like it.

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Super-wide Highway From Another Perspective
By Ted Twietmeyer
tedtw@frontiernet.net
6-20-6

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A war with China is what many experts have stated is inevitable. This will result in a cut-off almost overnight of the majority of store products, with the exception of food, health and beauty aids. Once the war begins, products will stop flowing into North America when the pipeline of ships at sea is empty.

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http://rense.com/general72/texx.htm

Posted by: Quemonius Jun 23 2006, 08:25 AM
Great catch Pupp! I find it odd well not odd but typical that this Nasco is labeled as a non-profit organization but with very close ties to the US DOT. It is also odd that the number one inland port is Detroit, Mi however no one I know here in Dertroit has even heard of such a thing. No one knowingly works or benefits from this superhighway inland port setup.

A friend of mine left Detroit because of the lack of work and went to Kansas City. He has been there for 6 months and is considering relocating permanently because he says there is work available.

This is hard for a Detroiter to understand. Kansas City has more work than the historical industrial hub of Detroit??

This report explains why.......Kansas City is/will be a major hub.

Thanks Pupp. I will definately keep an eye on this and pass the info around to the locals around these parts. There is no doubt in my mind that this setup will affect the working class and create a major shift in "opportunities" that will affect the livelihood of those not in the know.

Posted by: akihset2004 Jun 23 2006, 11:22 PM
Sounds to me that they are going to start a war with N. Korea and China will jump in. So why not build a super highway so that they can import the goods that China will not ship from Mexico? That sounds fishy to me that they are building this super highway all the way from Mexico into Canada.

I read some of the links and why is it so expensive to join a non-profit organization? It is NOT a non-profit organization if it is building a super highway and it COSTS $10,000 and up to join. Can you say money laundering?
Non-profit organizations help out people, not build stuff that affects the environment.

Posted by: Wahya Jun 24 2006, 04:17 PM
l wonder how that NAFTA Highway map would correlate with a map of the known FEMA internment camps...



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Posted by: akihset2004 Jun 24 2006, 06:58 PM
There is little or no correclation here, Wayha. There is a scheme to join all the borders of North America and yet they want to end illegal immigration.

Posted by: Wahya Jun 24 2006, 08:07 PM
Yes l know.


Look up The Maastricht Treaty.


This has been in the works for a long time.

Posted by: akihset2004 Jun 24 2006, 10:26 PM
I know that about the Maastricht Treaty. Quemonius and I were talking about it and researching this super highway that they are building. It also appears that they are making old military bases for these ports also. That should be looked into also.

Posted by: Wahya Jun 25 2006, 07:35 AM
This coupled with the illegal immigration issue might be a way they impose restrictions on travel.

They already control the airports, now they'll control the roads and rails.

Posted by: Quemonius Jun 25 2006, 09:00 AM
HOT DOG! Why did this not occur to me at the time of reading this?


WASHINGTON, June 23 — Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, who has served longer than anyone else now in the cabinet, announced Friday that he was resigning effective July 7.


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/24/washington/24mineta.html?hp&ex=1151121600&en=2bbe06b09f5d4185&ei=5094&partner=homepage
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This gets more and more interesting. Akihset and I scoured the web trying to find a correlation between the ports and hubs listed on the map above and closed military facilities. KELLYAFB definately was reconfigured into a hub complete with warehouses & housing. The question is..for whom is this housing? Do the employees stay in housing and captives stay in warehouses? Obviously, cargo/property/goods can include humans. Transportation includes the movement of cargo/property/goods. So, will the superhighway inland ports be transporting human cargo to concentrated areas (i.e. hubs)?

Could this be why the Secretary of Transportation quit or was forced to quit?

The plot thickens.






Posted by: akihset2004 Jun 26 2006, 08:56 PM
Yes! The plot does thicken. I am in the process (when I am done with finals) in researching about this issue. I've just heard about this a few days ago. I think there is something very fishy going on behind the scenes.

Wayha - you are right, they are going to control the interstates next, restricting travel from east and west. It will be like the "berlin wall" except a highway that says if you are stuck in the east, you will remain in the east. What baffles me is why they are placing a limit on illegal immigration when this will practically open the doors for them?

Posted by: Mark Jun 27 2006, 09:15 AM
Here's another report that details the plans for AmeriKa.

The proposed new currency for North America will be the 'Amero'.

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CFR Making Moves on American Sovereignty
Council on Foreign Relations has influence on Bush & Fox; group suggests the ‘Amero’ be the new money of the Americas
By Ralph Forbes
(Issue #26, June 26, 2006)
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President Bush’s publicity stunt pretending to protect our borders is worse than a transparent ploy.

Washington bureaucrats, backed by prominent think tanks, are now proposing the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), which will give you “a safer and more prosperous North America” with “freedom, economic opportunity, and strong democratic institutions.” That’s what the neo-cons promised they’d do to Iraq.

The SPP “trilateral effort to increase security and enhance prosperity” they have planned for us is even worse than what they’ve done for Iraq. Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the SPP is the blueprint to drive the last nail into what once was a sovereign constitutional republic. It is NAFTA on steroids.

El Presidente Bush and his amigo Vicente Fox are merging Social Security so that illegal fraudsters can loot the trust fund. While the CFR stooges in Washington export American jobs and our manufacturing foundation to potential foes worldwide, Fox is exporting Mexico’s problems—poverty, crime, drugs and disease—to his colony north of the border.

Apparently unprotected borders aren’t bringing in millions of invaders fast enough for the globalists; they are putting NAFTA on growth hormone by building Interstate 69, a planned 1,600 mile international highway stabbing through America’s heartland from Mexico to Canada.

Bush and Fox are following globalist marching orders to erase the borders; eradicate the American middle class; abolish the Bill of Rights and eliminate even the pretense of constitutional government; to steal what little wealth and security you have left by replacing worthless federal reserve notes with Ameros—that will be worth even less—and to reduce the American people to serfs.

The “Amero,” is the name of the new currency proposed by Robert Pastor, a vice chairman of the CFR task force that produced the report “Building a North American Union.” It will replace the U.S. dollar, the Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso.

Last year, Pastor, the director of the Center for North American Studies at American University, and author of the book, Toward a North American Community, testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in favor of limiting the power and sovereignty of the United States in deference to the CFR’s desired super-regional entity.

Building a North American Union is the blueprint contrived by globalist groups like the CFR and Bilderberg. The North American Union is proposed to supplant the sovereign governments of the United States, Canada and Mexico with a “super-regional governance board.”

Under the North American Union, Congress is to be superseded by a North American Parliamentary Group. As corrupt as Congress is, an unelected “parliamentary group” would be infinitely worse.

As bad as many court rulings are, the North American Union’s Permanent Tribunal on Trade and Investment would have supremacy over the U.S. Supreme Court, amassing entangling precedents and laying the groundwork for North American business law. It would make Americans nostalgic for even the Warren court.

As ineffectual as “Homeland Security,” FEMA, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been in securing our borders, do Americans really want them replaced by the North American Union’s North American Customs and Immigration Service, which would have authority over American immigration policy and trade issues?

Pastor wants the trilateral SPP institutionalized in a new North American Advisory Council [NAAC]. NAAC would be composed of 15 distinguished individuals, five from each nation, to prepare a North American agenda for biannual summits and to supervise the implementation of the integration of the United States and Canada into Mex-America Nuevo Supremo.

http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/cfr_making_moves.html

Posted by: akihset2004 Jun 28 2006, 10:40 PM
Yes and the Mexican President comes saying that they don't want to be a part of the immigration problem here in the US. They want to be part of the solution. He came here to visit certain states here, didn't visit Arizona or Texas, the states with the largest Mexican immigrants here.

Posted by: Mark Sep 17 2006, 10:04 PM
Think about the massive increase in pollution from the unregulated Mexican trucks, not to mention the increase in drugs and human smuggling.
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New World Disorder
Critic: Americans in danger of 'slavery'
Multiple superhighway plans, illegal immigration could destroy Republic
Posted: August 31, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern
2006 WorldNetDaily.com
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Multiple NAFTA-related superhighways could slice the United States into economic and social regions, facilitate crime including drug trafficking and illegal immigration and shift huge amounts of money to the rich, critics of the paving plans have told WorldNetDaily.

One leader even likens the prospects to "slavery" for the American people, because of the loss of control they would experience.

"I don't have time to mince words about this. This is subjugation," William Gheen, a spokesman for Americans for Legal Immigration, told WND Wednesday.


"What I'm trying to communicate is this: if you're not enforcing our immigration laws, you've nullified millions of votes. You have broken the Republic. And if that's not restored, and people do not have a Republic to address their grievances, then there are only two alternatives, slavery and subjugation or a war of violence," Gheen said.

He noted that there are plans for a Spanish interest to own one of the road projects and charge tolls, and a planned fund for U.S. taxpayers to pay for infrastructure upgrades in Mexico.

"This is going a bit beyond foreign aid. All of these things are extra-constitutional," he said. Critics have noted that their perception is that one goal of the massive superhighway corridors would be to ship manufacturing costs to China and handling costs to Mexico, bypassing large segments of the U.S. economy now involved in that work.

"I think that what we're looking at is massive transfers of wealth," Gheen said.

He said historically, the United States has pushed backed against "this type of power grab by commercial interests" and that has been fundamental to the prosperity of the country.

However, if it is not headed off the American public will end up being treated like "cattle."

"Any time in history when people are treated like cattle, the potential for bad things is extraordinary," he told WND. "We don't even control our roads any more, our ports. We won't be controlling our food supply. That's what it is to be a slave."

"Based on the facts as I see them, the American people are about to get arguably the rudest awakening in the last one hundred years," freelance writer and trucker Alan Burkhart argues in a posting on the Truthout online forum.

He said the highways would meld the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico into one based on the labor rate in China, which would be able to ship goods to western Mexico ports and haul them by trucks throughout North America.

The routes that have been proposed include a channel of transportation lanes coming out of Mexico, through Texas and up to Canada, dividing into two different routes that would bisect Minnesota and head into New England. Another plan, called the Canamex, would cross New Mexico and Arizona, heading up to Canada through Utah and Idaho.

"It'll allow imports from all over the world to bypass American ports by making landfall in Mexico," Burkhart wrote. "There will be only the most superficial security measures in place, and low-wage Mexican truckers will stream unimpeded across our border."

As WorldNetDaily already has reported in a series of reports work is ongoing on a number of highway projects related to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The losers will be West Coast shipyard workers, American truckers and trucking companies and others who handle consumer goods in the U.S., as well as even Mexican manufacturers who would not be able to compete with Chinese labor rates, critics said.

"If this process continues to move forward, the American middle class will be a dim memory. Like modern-day Mexico, we'll have two classes: The very rich and the very poor," Burkhart wrote.

A California congressman also has raised concerns about the attractions that bring illegal immigrants into the nation, something that thousands of miles of new highways would only facilitate.

California Rep. Elton Gallegly wrote in a recently published column that the two magnets that draw illegal immigrants are employment and the acceptance of easily forged, foreign-issued identification by banks to open accounts.

In a piece titled, "Take away welcome mat for illegal immigrants," he notes those practices are a boon to drug smugglers and terrorists.

"Until the United States returns to its foundation as a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws, discussion about any other aspects of immigration reform is mute," he said.

A Western Colorado resident expressed concern about the proposed swatch of concrete through that region of the United States.

"Actually, its proper came is CANAMEX, which is even more unsettling. Notice the utter absence of 'US' in the name," Cindy L. Espinoza wrote following an earlier WND report.

"Ominously, (U.S. Rep. Raul) Grijalva's proposed Western Route of the CANAMEX passes directly through much of the same territory that is even now used to flood our nation with foreign nationals, crime, narcotics, and methamphetamine," she said.

"What the hell do we need from Mexico, anyway? Convoys of trucks carrying their illiterate laborers, criminals, and narcotics?

"We already can't keep up with the endless northward march of foreign nationals invading us on foot, many here to commit crime and traffic in narcotics, and now we're going to build them a 12-lane superhighway??"

A group organized to monitor the proposed NAFTA corridors said they would "irreversibly divide the U.S. geographically, economically, and socially for the sake of profit."

An ALIPAC website column by Richard D. Vogel of Monthly Review said while the corridors would consume 146 acres per mile, and affect communities, air currents, watersheds and wildlife, there are bigger concerns.

"The primary purpose of the NAFTA corridor system is to accommodate the flood of cheap manufactured goods from the Far Eastern Pacific Rim to the heartland of America," it said. "The strategy of many corridor backers is to bypass organized labor on the West Coast … and route the containerized freight south through Mexican ports and then north by rail and truck via the corridor system in order to save on shipping costs."

Many groups are opposing the plans, including dozens of counties where leaders have passed their own resolutions against having the superhighways.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul earlier criticized the "Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America" plan, including the highway, in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column.

"A massive highway is being planned to stretch from Canada into Mexico, through the state of Texas," Paul wrote. "This is likely to cost the U.S. taxpayer untold billions of dollars, will require eminent domain takings on an almost unimaginable scale, and will make the U.S. more vulnerable to those who seek to enter our country to do us harm."

He said it appears the SPP is an effort to "coordinate" border security as well as economic and trade policy among the governments of the three nations, a move that probably would give government more control over international trade.

A Texas group opposing the planned acres of concrete, CorridorWatch, said many of the impacts of such projects haven't even been considered yet.

The superhighway routes generally are expected to have separate lanes for passenger vehicles and large trucks, freight railways, high-speed commuter railways, infrastructure for utilities including water lines, oil and gas pipelines, and transmission lines for electricity, broadband and other telecommunications services.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51763

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