Skip to comments.Bush Administration Quitely Plans NAFTA Super Highway
Posted on 06/25/2006 8:40:04 AM PDT by o_zarkman44
Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway By Jerome R. Corsi Human Events 6-14-6
Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn.
Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman's Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nation's most modern highway straight into the heart of America. The Mexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new "SENTRI" system. The first customs stop will be a Mexican customs office in Kansas City, their new Smart Port complex, a facility being built for Mexico at a cost of $3 million to the U.S. taxpayers in Kansas City.
As incredible as this plan may seem to some readers, the first Trans-Texas Corridor segment of the NAFTA Super Highway is ready to begin construction next year. Various U.S. government agencies, dozens of state agencies, and scores of private NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have been working behind the scenes to create the NAFTA Super Highway, despite the lack of comment on the plan by President Bush. The American public is largely asleep to this key piece of the coming "North American Union" that government planners in the new trilateral region of United States, Canada and Mexico are about to drive into reality.
Just examine the following websites to get a feel for the magnitude of NAFTA Super Highway planning that has been going on without any new congressional legislation directly authorizing the construction of the planned international corridor through the center of the country.
* NASCO, the North America SuperCorridor Coalition Inc., is a "non-profit organization dedicated to developing the world's first international, integrated and secure, multi-modal transportation system along the International Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor to improve both the trade competitiveness and quality of life in North America." Where does that sentence say anything about the USA? Still, NASCO has received $2.5 million in earmarks from the U.S. Department of Transportation to plan the NAFTA Super Highway as a 10-lane limited-access road (five lanes in each direction) plus passenger and freight rail lines running alongside pipelines laid for oil and natural gas. One glance at the map of the NAFTA Super Highway on the front page of the NASCO website will make clear that the design is to connect Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. into one transportation system.
* Kansas City SmartPort Inc. is an "investor based organization supported by the public and private sector" to create the key hub on the NAFTA Super Highway. At the Kansas City SmartPort, the containers from the Far East can be transferred to trucks going east and west, dramatically reducing the ground transportation time dropping the containers off in Los Angeles or Long Beach involves for most of the country. A brochure on the SmartPort website describes the plan in glowing terms: "For those who live in Kansas City, the idea of receiving containers nonstop from the Far East by way of Mexico may sound unlikely, but later this month that seemingly far-fetched notion will become a reality."
* The U.S. government has housed within the Department of Commerce (DOC) an "SPP office" that is dedicated to organizing the many working groups laboring within the executive branches of the U.S., Mexico and Canada to create the regulatory reality for the Security and Prosperity Partnership. The SPP agreement was signed by Bush, President Vicente Fox, and then-Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Tex., on March 23, 2005. According to the DOC website, a U.S.-Mexico Joint Working Committee on Transportation Planning has finalized a plan such that "(m)ethods for detecting bottlenecks on the U.S.-Mexico border will be developed and low cost/high impact projects identified in bottleneck studies will be constructed or implemented." The report notes that new SENTRI travel lanes on the Mexican border will be constructed this year. The border at Laredo should be reduced to an electronic speed bump for the Mexican trucks containing goods from the Far East to enter the U.S. on their way to the Kansas City SmartPort.
* The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is overseeing the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) as the first leg of the NAFTA Super Highway. A 4,000-page environmental impact statement has already been completed and public hearings are scheduled for five weeks, beginning next month, in July 2006. The billions involved will be provided by a foreign company, Cintra Concessions de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A. of Spain. As a consequence, the TTC will be privately operated, leased to the Cintra consortium to be operated as a toll-road.
The details of the NAFTA Super Highway are hidden in plan view. Still, Bush has not given speeches to bring the NAFTA Super Highway plans to the full attention of the American public. Missing in the move toward creating a North American Union is the robust public debate that preceded the decision to form the European Union. All this may be for calculated political reasons on the part of the Bush Administration.
A good reason Bush does not want to secure the border with Mexico may be that the administration is trying to create express lanes for Mexican trucks to bring containers with cheap Far East goods into the heart of the U.S., all without the involvement of any U.S. union workers on the docks or in the trucks.
Great, another story based on the wackjob Corsi who is scared of a freaking ROAD.
I heard Michael Savage talking about this and could not believe it was real.
If there is any truth to it, it needs to be made (more) public.
Sometimes I doubt my own party and its elected representatives.
Where is Karl Rove when you need him?
The star is Lazaro Cardenas in Baja California. Site of new NAFTA superport. Near to it I guess
Hey wait. Isn't Corsi the guy who helped Swiftboarders? Helped write Unfit for Command? He may be a conspiracy theorist (OK, "Nut") but he ain't all bad.
Beside how is this "quietly"? I've heard about it all over the place.
Incase Mr Corsi hadnt noticed, Our highways are clogged with semi trucks.
Upgrading the infrastructure is hardly a threat to any one
Here it comes
Here it comes
Here comes the 19th millionth NWO conpiracy theory on FR.
OK, this is 10 days old, to start with. Secondly, stories about this have been in the news for a long time, now. It's hardly a "quiet" thing.
Why didn't you post a link?
I swear, some of these idiots, Bush included, are just asking for an armed revolution, because that is what they are going to get if they keep heading in this direction.
To DogGone, it is not "just" a road. If this road is indeed being planned, it could circumvent all of our security measures, not to mention threaten our sovereignty. Of course if you no longer wish to have the protection of the constitution of the US then have at it. I, for one, want to stay and American citizen, of the US type.
What do you mean about FR blocking it? The link works fine.
At any rate, this article was posted and commented on extensively here:
For numerous related articles, search keyword: northamericanunion
It's a road.
The customs office in KC is for US exports.
We need WAY less wetting of panties here.
"Treaties cannot override the American constitution, regardless of what pols would have you think. That is why the UN gun grap won't work here regardless of what the US signs onto, it can't override the constitution. "
I'm pretty familiar with the Constitution, and I cannot find anything in there that would prohibit a border-to-border transportation corridor. Indeed, I can find that the feds have authority over interstate commerce right there in the Constitution.
The Feds are also responsible for dealing with international commerce, according to the Constitution.
So, please show me where in the Constitution this transportation corridor would be prohibited.
If we re-oriented this super highway to east-west along the Mexican border and flipped it up on it's side, it'd be a wall.
Didn't you know, interstate highways are the spawn of satan per tancredo fanatic, corsi.
Dang if FR isn't getting to be as nutty as DU. This conspiracy theory is about as bad as "The US actually perpetrated 9/11." Sheesh, people, LOOK at yourselves.
Thats thinking out of the box! L0L ;-)
That's nowhere near where Lazaro Cardenas is. Not even remotely close.
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