Do I believe it?
Nah...I'm not a conspiracy nut.
But I do read and surf the net. This is one of those I report, you decide stories.
Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was a plan by the United States federal government to test their ability to detain large numbers of American citizens in case of massive civil unrest or national emergency. Exercises similar to Rex 84 happen periodically. Wikipedia LINK.
There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general's signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached. Ask yourself if you really want to be on Ashcroft's list. Friends of Liberty LINK (with state by state detailed listing of prisons)
There over 600 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States.
The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a mass exodus of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA. Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons. LINK to Above Top Secret (dot com) with photos.
Mexico Edition, if you will.
The United States should make a "bigger and more integrated effort" in the fight against drugs, according to the government´s highest-ranking law official.
"There has to be a direct fight [against drugs] in the United States, too, just like the one we are fighting," Daniel Cabeza de Vaca, the attorney general, told the Financial Times in an interview.
"If they fought like we are fighting here, they would surely have a problem of violence much greater than the one we have."
The violence has raised concerns on both sides of the shared border, influencing the debate about border security and illegal immigration.
Both issues were expected to be high on the agenda when President Vicente Fox met with U.S. President George W. Bush during a two-day summit in the resort of Cancún together with Stephen Harper, Canada´s newly elected prime minister.
The summit coincides with debate this week in the U.S. Senate over immigration reforms, including proposals for increased vigilance along the southern U.S. border and tougher penalties on U.S. employers who hire illegal immigrants.
Cabeza de Vaca was quick to say that he and his team have perceived a healthy change of attitude within the U.S. government on the issue of drugs, however.
"At least they now accept co-responsibility for the problem," he said.
In the past, U.S. policy toward drugs resembled "that of the ostrich: to bury its head in the sand and blame everyone else."
Even so, more needs to be done on the U.S. side.
"It is a problem that in large part they provoke because they are the main consumers, the dirty money comes from there and the people who live from drugs are not here: they are over there selling in the streets."
But the attorney general warned that the war against drugs would be won only if U.S. authorities were successful in reducing demand at home.
"The hard facts show an increase in demand, a demand that continues to place a lot of pressure on the drugs market," he said.
"We need to reduce the pressure coming from drug consumption in the United States, and that flows of money and arms be controlled."
"There are still around 100,000 points of sale for guns very close to the border and, well, with every day that passes more and more turn up here."
"The quantity of deaths in Mexico, the quantity of police that spend their time combating drugs, the resources that we direct [at drugs] are, in proportion to our gross domestic product, far superior to those that the United States puts forward," he said.