The idea of putting people in detention camps is not so far fetched. Because several years ago, a subsidiary of the Haliburton Corporation, which has done a lot of the private contract work, and made a lot of money off the tax payers backs in so called rebuilding Iraq – was given a $385 Million contract to build concentration or detention camps in this country, supposedly for, and this has been the argument for illegal aliens or illegal immigrants and those kind of people, but the language is so vague in the contract that it could mean anyone even people who are politically opposed, who exercise their free speech rights, either on the internet or through demonstrating or whatever, they could be considered a dangerous individual and be put in one of these detention camps.
This becomes even more disturbing with the recent news of the deployment of military personnel on American soil for the first time. Under NORTHCOM which is a military command unit which was set up in 2002 to take control, again, if there was a natural disaster or some kind of national emergency where we would need to declare essentially martial law. The scary thing, and this has been detailed in a recent ArmyTimes article, is that these troops on American soil right now are being trained in police tactics – the use of batons, road blocks, tasers even – they’re going to become police. Well this is in direct violation of the 230 year old Posse Comitatus Law which says you’re not supposed to be, in this country, putting the military on the streets to be policemen. It’s a very dangerous thing to do because policemen and military personnel are trained to do two separate things. The police are supposedly trained to keep peace. Military soldiers are trained to kill; they’re trained to fight the enemy. And that’s the danger of all this. And this is actually happening in America.