Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
The recent September 24 FBI/ATF raids on the residences of anti-war activists in Minneapolis and Chicago and contingent actions in Michigan and North Carolina just ahead of the October 1, 2010, Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF) assignment to the US Army Northern Command leads to some interesting speculations as to the nature of such brazen and obviously political provocations in the run up to the critical November 4 Congressional mid-term elections. This is especially so as the Seamurf assignment has been extended from one year to two full years. The implications of such overt government attempts to harass, intimidate, and demonize these high profile anti-war activists against the backdrop of the assignment and allocation of brigade strength Army units in service to the 20th support command of the so called CBRNE (Chemical,Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Explosives) are ominous and disturbing portents of momentous changes in the scope and magnitude of domestic governmental "security" operations.
An American Police State was inevitable once Americans let “their” government get away with 9/11. Americans are too gullible, too uneducated, and too jingoistic to remain a free people. As another Nazi leader Herman Goering said, “ The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. Tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peace-makers for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger.”
This is precisely what the Bush and Obama regimes have done. America, as people of my generation knew it, no longer exists.
thanks to George at "Of Goats and Men" as usual for the heads up on this.
Monday, September 13, 2010
After a conversation with Misu at the Trinidad State Historical Museum it was discovered that there was indeed a German-Italian internment camp called Camp Trinidad still extant and yet whose location was undetermined. Yet according to accounts in a book available on the subject, "Prisoners of War at Camp Trinidad, Colorado 1943-1946" by Kurt Landsberger, it was ascertained that the camp was well outside the borders of the Trinidad municipality. Some further conversations with some locals produced one account of an actual visit to the facility which recounted the existence of a large complex of derelict buildings which were in no obvious state of renovation or rehabilitation. After a bit of research into the matter we discovered the location of the German-Italian camp some few miles east of Trinidad near Beshoar Junction. Alas our attempts to actually view the premises were unsuccessful largely due to the remoteness of the location and its relative inaccessibility. We attempted to hike over some open range leading up to the plateau upon which the camp rests, but the presence of a large and ominous looking residence which obviously overlooks the location deterred us from proceeding. The area is circumambulated by a road which leads back to Trinidad from Beshoar Junction and approaching Trinidad on the west side of the camp there is a gate flanked by brick pillars and a road which leads up to the residence in question. What really exists out there at present remains a matter of speculation, but on the road out of Trinidad at a ramshackle gate which allows the only other entrance to the camp, a weathered sign warns that only "authorized personnel" are allowed entry. This, along with the Department of Homeland Security's interest in our posting and the erroneous or at least misleading coordinates provided by Google for the location of the FEMA camp raises further suspicions concerning the nature and purpose of the former German-Italian detention facility.