Sunday, March 05, 2006

$400m for WHAT!?

$400 million to build detention centers in USA, built by a subsidiary of BushCo's favorite company, Halliburton (called KBR, formerly Brown and Root).

This is more then four times the amount (they were provided $90m) requested for the previous year in 2006.
This is a part of a Homeland Security plan entitled ENDGAME (pdf file) that expands "a mission first articulated in the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798." Its goal is the capability to "remove all removable aliens," including "illegal economic migrants, aliens who have committed criminal acts, asylum-seekers (required to be retained by law) or potential terrorists."
$400 million dollars! Supposedly to house illegal immigrants.

Significantly, both the KBR contract and the ENDGAME plan are open-ended. The contract calls for a response to "an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs" in the event of other emergencies, such as "a natural disaster." "New programs" is of course a term with no precise limitation. So, in the current administration, is ENDGAME's goal of removing "potential terrorists."

Pressed for time at the moment, you can read more at the link provided.

10-Year U.S. Strategic Plan For Detention Camps Revives Proposals From Oliver North