Thursday, February 28, 2008
Well This Might Be Disturbing
Yes, while you were enjoying Valentine's Day chocolates with your honey, some say the North American Union Army might just have been created in Texas.
On Feb. 14, our US Military Northern Command, top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt. Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed an agreement with little fanfare or announcement. This agreement allows the military from either nation to send troops across each other's borders during an emergency; a "civil emergency".
Where was Congress and why weren't they the ones determining this?
Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, and we certainly didn't hear anything about it on CNN, Fox, or the Nightly News.
Posse comitatus is a U.S. law that prohibits the use of federal troops from conducting law enforcement duties on domestic soil unless approved by Congress. It's a longstanding federal statute that restricts the government's ability to use the U.S. military as a police force. The Canadian military would not be bound by that restriction.
So if your town has some sort of national emergency - you may just see Canadian troops!
So let me get this straight: We use our National Guard as the army in Iraq, and we can use our army (and now the Canadian army as well) as a police force here and in Canada. Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture?
Cato weighs in
and here is another more radical article.
Also Canada Free Press article and WorldNet Daily article.