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North American Federation: Secretary Napolitano, Canadian officials meet

by Jim Kouri on Friday, May 31st, 2013

This is article 23 of 26 in the topic One World Government

The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and several officials from Canada, including Denis Lebel, Transport, Infrastructure and Communities minister and Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews, on Thursday released what they termed the “first-ever joint United States-Canada Border Infrastructure Investment Plan (BIIP).” According to Napolitano, “The development and release of this initiative fulfills a commitment made under the 2011 United States-Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan.”

“An integrated, bilateral approach to border investment is critical to both the U.S. and Canadian economies,” said she said during a news conference “The Border Infrastructure Investment Plan offers enhanced security along our shared U.S.-Canadian border, while reducing wait times at major border crossings — increasing the flow of traffic across the border while ensuring safe and secure trade and travel.”

“Modern border crossings are essential to trade, which is why the Border Infrastructure Investment Plan and the collaborative relationship with our American neighbors are so important,” said Minister Lebel. “Our government is investing in border crossings, ports and gateways to reduce wait times, increase trade and create jobs.”

The large number of American and Canadian citizens who are aware of the US-Canadian plan to eventually form a North American Union, has caused internationalists and socialists on both sides of the border to revamp their plans, according to a source in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, who requested anonymity.

In addition to security and intelligence concerned, CSIS is in-charge of Canada’s border security program.

While conservatives have for years protested the threat of the “New World Order,” fewer of them are familiar with the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership. A major factor in the program being known to only a few Americans and Canadians is the deafening silence by the news media.

According to political strategist Mike Baker, in order to prevent news coverage of the fledgling North American Union or North American Federation, political leaders and left-wing journalists have successfully portrayed anyone who speaks out on the subject as a crackpot or a member of a fringe group.

“It’s almost like something out of Orwell’s book 1984. Big Brother’s news was manipulated based on the government’s need of a specific storyline. On Monday, the enemy is Eurasia. But by Friday the enemy is Oceania and has always been Oceania,” said Baker.

Proponents of consolidation of the US, Canada and Mexico are thrilled with the plans being formulated in little-known meetings that may have an unwelcome ripple effect, the Canadian think-tank the Fraser Institute suggested renaming the “North American Union” in order to offset the mounting criticism of the Obama administration’s far-left geopolitical ideology.

In an article titled, “Saving the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership”, published in March by the Fraser Institute, the writers contend that U.S.

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Napolitano’s strategy to protect Northern border a diversion, say critics

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, June 7th, 2012

This is article 38 of 65 in the topic Border Issues

President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, on Tuesday unveiled the DHS Northern Border Strategy (NBS), according to a statement obtained by the 14,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police. But some security and law enforcement commanders believe it’s nothing more than a political diversion.

According to Napolitano, the NBS is “the first unified DHS strategy to guide [her] department’s policies and operations along the U.S.-Canada border.” She claims that it provides “a framework for enhancing security and resiliency” while expediting lawful travel and trade throughout the Northern border region.

“Acting as if she’s tackling the Northern border fresh from her victory on our Southern border, Napolitano appears to have lost touch with the reality of America’s border security debacle. It’s as if there are two Americas: the real one, and the Obama administration’s version,” said political strategist Mike Baker.

“The U.S.-Canada border is the world’s longest common border. With communities and businesses that reach both sides of the border, the economies and security of the United States and Canada are inextricably linked,” said Secretary Napolitano in her statement.

“The Northern Border Strategy provides a unifying framework for the Department’s work focused on enhancing the security and resiliency along our northern border while expediting legitimate travel and trade with Canada,” she said.

But several state and local law enforcement officials told the Law Enforcement Examiner that they did not share Secretary Napolitano’s enthusiasm. They claim she may be attempting to divert attention from southern border with Mexico, especially after the grisly discovery of a vehicle containing the burnt human remains on the U.S. side of the Mexico-Arizona border. (Police later discovered the crime was domestic in nature and not linked to Mexican-based criminals.)

“[Secretary Napolitano] behaves as if she completed a successful operation at our Southwest border and is now turning her attention to our northern border. If anything, the situation at our border with Mexico is dire, to say the least,” said Sergeant Paul Bellamy of the Danville, NY, Police Department.

“This is yet another dog-and-pony show for the news media sycophants to help bolster the Obama administration’s reputation as homeland security hawks. The fact is there are thousands of people sneaking across our borders and no amount of press statements and speeches will change that,” said former U.S. military intelligence officer and police detective Michael J. Snopes.

According to Homeland Security Department officials, the NBS is the first Department-wide strategy to guide policy and operations at the Northern border. The NBS identifies three key goals for the Northern border: deterring and preventing terrorism and smuggling, trafficking, and illegal immigration; safeguarding and encouraging the efficient flow of lawful trade, travel, and immigration; and ensuring community resiliency before, during, and after terrorist attacks and other disasters.

DHS’s strategy for the Northern border is built on the premise that security and lawful trade and travel are mutually reinforcing, Napolitano’s statement stressed.

“Separating higher-risk traffic from lower-risk traffic, utilizing advance information, and inspecting people and goods bound for our shared borders at the earliest opportunity enables officials on both sides to expedite the processing of lawful travel and trade while preventing illegal crossings and activities, as well as diseases and dangerous goods from entering either country,” said the former Governor of Arizona.

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Obama Admin. Rejects Keystone Pipeline; TransCanada Can Reapply After Finding Alternate Route

by Doug Powers on Thursday, January 19th, 2012

This is article 48 of 75 in the topic Oil Industry/OPEC

Hot off the wire from the Washington Post:

The Obama administration will announce this afternoon it is rejecting a Canadian firm’s application for a permit to build and operate a massive oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, according to sources who have been briefed on the matter.

However the administration will allow TransCanada to reapply after it develops an alternate route through the sensitive habitat of Nebraska’s Sandhills. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns will make the announcement, which comes in response to a congressionally-mandated deadline of Feb. 21 for action on the proposed Keystone pipeline.

In other words, the Obama State Department is allowing TransCanada to reapply after they find a route for the pipeline that avoids the delicate habitat where the endangered 2012 election lives.

Oh well, extending unemployment will create more jobs anyway according to the White House.

At this point, the “alternate route” for the Keystone project’s oil appears to lead to China.

Update: In a report released just yesterday, Obama’s own jobs council recommended increasing US energy independence in various ways, including pipelines:

President Obama’s jobs council called Tuesday for an “all-in approach” to energy policy that includes expanded oil-and-gas drilling as well as expediting energy projects like pipelines.

“[W]e should allow more access to oil, natural gas and coal opportunities on federal lands,” states the year-end report released Tuesday by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

The report does not specifically mention the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but it endorses moving forward quickly with projects that “deliver electricity and fuel,” including pipelines.

Update II: Obama’s statement is here. This part was interesting:

This announcement is not a judgment on the merits of the pipeline, but the arbitrary nature of a deadline that prevented the State Department from gathering the information necessary to approve the project and protect the American people. I’m disappointed that Republicans in Congress forced this decision, but it does not change my Administration’s commitment to American-made energy that creates jobs and reduces our dependence on oil.

A commitment to reducing our dependence on oil. Not foreign oil, but oil. That certainly sounds like a judgment on the merits of the pipeline.

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