Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The plan

I've been wondering when news of this kind would pop up. Out of Covert History comes word of the existence of a DHS document that suddenly gives some more context to that $385 million Halliburton/KBR contract for a nation-wide network of detention centers.
DRO’s success as a core element of the immigration enforcement mission will be realized when the synchronization of its resources and infrastructure result in the immediate and effective removal of each removable alien. With this strategic plan,DRO strives toward that goal while ensuring that its services will be provided consistently and professionally. The result will be enhanced homeland security through the successful accomplishment of DRO’s mission.

Over the next ten years, through execution of this plan, DRO will build the capacity to remove all removable aliens. DRO’s short-term focus until that capacity is built will be on the identification, location, apprehension, processing, and removal of the criminal element of the illegal alien population.
Such soothing, bureacratic lingo: "removable aliens," indeed. And I am very confused about this endgame because I recall Bush having said rounding up 11 million immigrants and shipping them back home was "not realistic." There seems to some disagreement with the president's assessment within the Department of Homeland Security. They clearly think they can do it. And they have a plan.

Remember this?
Pacific News Service has just detailed a nation-wide network of detention camps, all to be built courtesy of a Homeland Security contract to none other than Halliburton subsidiary, Kellog, Brown and Root (KBR). For all intents and purposes, the plan looks to be the wet dream of Michelle Malkin.

The $385 million contract was awarded to KBR to provide "temporary detention and processing capabilities." Though the conditions of use appear to be open-ended, any such facilities that may come out of this effort could be used for "an emergency influx of immigrants," or other emergencies like "a natural disaster." For anyone familiar with how some of the Katrina victims were shunted off to FEMA razor-wire zones, chances are this is not a place anyone will want to be detained.
Like much of the post-911 Bush administration "planning," this is something that was in works back in 2002 or earlier, along with NSA warrantless wiretaps, phone monitoring, the invasion of Iraq, etc.. I think the DHS missed out on a golden opportunity here, though. The title of the document detailing this plan should clearly have been Endtimes.

2 Comments:

Blogger Musclemouth said...

Some crazy loony anarchist oughtta go here and destroy everything. I don't know whether you've seen the video, but it sure looks like a serious place.

5:52 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Yikes!

No, I hadn't seen that but had heard enough about the FEMA camps shortly after Katrina.

8:51 PM  

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