June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006: Nobody asked me ... about this superhighway

Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway by Jerome R. Corsi, Posted Jun 12, 2006

Mr. Corsi is the author of several books, including "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry" (along with John O'Neill), "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil" (along with Craig R. Smith), and "Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians." He is a frequent guest on the G. Gordon Liddy radio show. He will soon co-author a new book with Jim Gilchrist on the Minuteman Project.

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.

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.

[....] 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. [....]

I think I would check further into that. Considering the criminal element on the docks, this may be a good thing ......... but ......... I immediately think of drugs, criminal gangs such as Mara Salvatrucha ........ and a few more unsavoury connections.


Blogger CML said...

this "plan" has been around since the mid-1990's... it started under CLINTON... right after CLINTON got NAFTA passed and CLINTON signed it into law (always worth reading more than the first page when you google "NAFTA Superhighway"). this is just the story being promoted by an outfit called Human Events Online... and if you look at their site, you'll see that THEIR version of this is parrotted verbatim at most of the other sites .

in actuality, there's very little new highway being built... it's improvements to existing interstates... been funded by pork and special interest projects by the states that will gain the most (TX, IA, IN, IL, MI, KS...) via their senators and congressmen... the money to "improve" these highways and "construct" this superhighway has been in every highway appropriations bill since 1998 (under Clinton)... the first proposal for this was in 1996 (under Clinton)... and not only will the SuperHighway mean goods coming IN and THROUGH the country, but will provide the means to EXPORT American goods as well.

this "superhighway" concept is real, but maybe not so "big brother" as they make it out to be... nothing like trying to sway the masses with a little panic! here's the post with references to the 1990's info

http://youmbkidding.blogspot.com...linton- not.html

Thu Jun 15, 11:51:00 PM 2006  

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