Abolishing the USA by William F. Jasper The New American,
October 3, 2005 Issue
The United States of America is being abolished. Piecemeal.
Before our very eyes. By our own elected officials - under the
guidance and direction of unelected elites. Incredible?
Certainly. But, unfortunately, true nonetheless.
For decades, federal officials have ignored the pleas of American
citizens to secure our
borders against an immense, ongoing migration invasion that includes
not only millions of
"common variety" illegal aliens, but also drug traffickers,
terrorists, and other violent
criminals. Now, under the pretense of providing security, the
Bush administration is adopting
an outrageous policy that, in effect, does away with our borders
with Mexico and Canada
altogether. Regular readers of THE NEW AMERICAN know that this
magazine has been warning that this direct assault on our nationhood
was coming, that it is part and parcel of the NAFTA- CAFTA-FTAA
However, almost a million Americans received their first notice
of this fast-looming threat
from a startling special report on CNN. On June 9, CNN anchorman
Lou Dobbs began his evening broadcast with this provocative announcement:
"Good evening, everybody. Tonight, an astonishing proposal
to expand our borders to incorporate Mexico and Canada and simultaneously
further diminish U.S. sovereignty. Have our political elites
Mr. Dobbs, who has been virtually the lone voice in the Establishment
media cartel opposing the bipartisan immigration and trade policies
that are destroying our borders and national
sovereignty, then noted: Border security is arguably the critical
issue in this country's fight
against radical Islamist terrorism. But our borders remain porous.
So porous that three million
illegal aliens entered this country last year, nearly all of
them from Mexico. Now, incredibly,
a panel sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations wants the
United States to focus not on
the defense of our own borders, but rather create what effectively
would be a common border
that includes Mexico and Canada. Dobbs then switched to CNN correspondent
Christine Romans in Washington, D.C., who reported: "On
Capitol Hill, testimony calling for Americans to start thinking
like citizens of North America and treat the U.S., Mexico and
Canada like one big country." Romans then showed brief excerpts
of congressional testimony by Professor Robert Pastor, one of
the six co-chairmen of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Task Force on North America. "The best way to secure the
United States today is not at our two borders with Mexico and
Canada but at the borders of North America as a whole,"
Pastor told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "What
we hope to accomplish by 2010," Pastor continued, "is
a common external tariff which will mean that goods can move
easily across the border. We want a common security perimeter
around all of North America, so as to ease the travel of people
within North America."
Pastor's testimony encapsulated the proposals put forward
in the CFR Task Force report,
entitled Building a North American Community. As CNN's Christine
Romans noted, the CFR program "envisions a common border
around the U.S., Mexico and Canada in just five years, a border
pass for residents of the three countries, and a freer flow of
goods and people." Romans went on to report: "Buried
in 49 pages of recommendations from the task force, the brief
mention, 'We must maintain respect for each other's sovereignty.'
But security experts say folding Mexico and Canada into the U.S.
is a grave breach of that sovereignty."
The CNN program further noted that the CFR Task Force also
. "military and law enforcement cooperation between all
three countries"; . "an exchange of
personnel that bring Canadians and Mexicans into the Department
of Homeland Security"; and "temporary migrant worker
programs expanded with full mobility of labor between the three
countries in the next five years." That portion of the CNN
broadcast concluded with the
following exchange between Christine Romans and Lou Dobbs. Romans:
"The idea here is to make North America more like the European
Dobbs: "Americans must think that our political and academic
elites have gone utterly mad at a
time when three-and-a-half years, approaching four years after
September 11, we still don't
have border security. And this group of elites is talking about
not defending our borders,
finally, but rather creating new ones. It's astonishing."
Romans: "The theory here is that we are stronger together,
three countries in one, rather than
Dobbs: "Well, it's a - it's a mind-boggling concept...."
Not Just a "Concept" Mind-boggling, yes. Unfortunately,
this "utterly mad" proposal is not
merely a "concept" in the woolly minds of political
and academic elites; it has already become
official U.S. policy!
On March 23, 2005, President Bush convened a special summit
in Waco, Texas, with Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian
Prime Minister Paul Martin. The three amigos met at Baylor University
to call for a "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North
America" before retiring to the president's ranch in Crawford.
The trio of leaders instructed their respective cabinet officials
to form a dozen working groups and to report back within 90 days
with concrete proposals to implement the new "partnership."
On June 27, cabinet ministers of the three countries issued
their joint report, entitled
Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Signing
the report for the United States
were Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Homeland
Security Michael Chertoff and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez.
They and their counterparts from Mexico and Canada state in their
introduction to the report: We recognize that this Partnership
is designed to be a dynamic, permanent process and that the attached
work plans are but a first step. We know that after today, the
real work begins. We will now need to transform the ideas into
reality and the initiatives into prosperity and security.
The key phrase here, "dynamic, permanent process,"
should set off alarm bells. Like NAFTA and CAFTA, to which it
is intimately tied, this new "partnership" is intended
to be an ongoing,
constantly evolving process to bring about the economic, political,
and social "integration"
and "convergence" of the three nation states into a
supranational regional system of governance
that will then be merged into a larger regional system for the
entire hemisphere - which
includes the proposed FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas).
It is this dangerous, subversive process that should command
every American's immediate serious attention.
On July 27, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western
Hemisphere Affairs Roger F. Noriega told a House Subcommittee
concerning the new partnership: "Thus far, we have identified
over 300 initiatives spread over twenty trilateral [meaning U.S.,
Canada, and Mexico] working groups on which the three countries
will collaborate." What is being concocted in the hundreds
of "initiatives" underway by these "working groups"?
We don't know, and that's a major part of the problem. They have
only revealed a very small part of their program thus far. The
new "partnership" comes replete with pledges of "transparency."
That's supposed to mean that all dealings will be above board
and open and visible to the public. We hear a lot about transparency
at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, and
other international forums. But there's an old saying that applies
here: "The more he talked of honor, the faster we counted
our spoons." So it is with the international elites who
craft the global and regional agreements: the more they talk
of transparency, the more you know they are covering up.
The so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)* was
launched by the newly elected
Presidents George Bush and Vicente Fox in 2001 as the "Partnership
for Prosperity." (There's no mention of Security in the
original project.) President Fox was pushing for more U.S. financial
aid, amnesty, and legalization for Mexicans already in the U.S.
illegally, and easier access for more Mexican "guest workers"
into the United States. Fox said he wanted "as many rights
as possible, for as many Mexican immigrants as possible, as soon
as possible." In a June 21, 2001 interview, he declared,
"Those Mexicans that are working in the United States should
be considered legally working in the United States." Mexico's
foreign minister, Jorge Castañeda, echoing Fox's demands
for legalization and more guest workers, told reporters, "It's
the whole enchilada or nothing."
President Bush caused a significant national uproar (even
a revolt among many of the GOP Bush faithful) by his willingness
to buy almost the "whole enchilada." In comments at
a White House lawn press conference on September 6, 2001, marking
the end of President Fox's visit to the U.S., President Bush
announced his commitment to a more expansive immigration policy
that would "match a willing [U.S.] employer with a willing
[Mexican] employee." Which, of course, is a prescription
for virtually unlimited migration of Mexican workers into the
U.S. That was just five days before the 9/11 terror attacks.
The Gulliver Strategy For several months prior to the September
2001 Fox-Bush meeting,
Secretary of State Colin Powell and Foreign Minister Castañeda
had been co-chairing a
binational Migration Working Group aimed at changing U.S. border
policies. At a November 22, 2002 press conference in Mexico City,
Secretary Powell praised Castañeda and declared: "In
Mexico, the Bush administration sees much more than a neighbor.
We see a partner.... Our
partnership rests on common values, on trust, on honesty."
However, at the very same time that Secretary Powell was extolling
the wonders of our new
"partnership," Senor Castañeda was presenting
a vivid contrasting image. "I like very much the
metaphor of Gulliver, of ensnarling the giant," Castañeda
told Mexican journalists in a
November 2002 interview. "Tying it up, with nails, with
thread, with 20,000 nets that bog it
down: these nets being norms, principles, resolutions, agreements,
and bilateral, regional and
That sounds like a rather adversarial partnership, not one
based "on common values, on trust,
on honesty." Was Team Bush/Powell unaware of this less-than-neighborly
attitude on the part of Team Fox/Castañeda? Were they
out-foxed by Fox/Castañeda? Not at all; they were participating
in a giant charade with Fox/Castañeda to out-fox the American
people. It was a charade completely scripted by the brain trust
at Pratt House, the New York headquarters of the Council on Foreign
Relations. Secretary Powell is a longtime Insider at the CFR,
as are many other members of the Bush administration (including
Powell's successor, Condoleezza Rice). Señor Castañeda,
while not a CFR member, has been nevertheless a favorite guest
at Pratt House for more than two decades. He has been the featured
speaker at CFR programs, has written articles for the CFR's journal
Foreign Affairs, and has received adulatory reviews for his books
by CFR reviewers. And this, despite the fact that Castañeda,
a longtime radical intellectual leader in Mexico's Communist
Party, has participated in the annual terrorist convention known
as the Sao Paulo Forum, and continues to admire Communist revolutionary
Perhaps most important, as it pertains to this joint charade,
is the fact that Castañeda has
been a very close partner with Robert Pastor, the main author
of the CFR's blueprint for a
North American Community. Pastor, a longtime Marxist associated
with the radical Institute for Policy Studies (virtually a front
for the Soviet KGB), even coauthored a book on U.S.-Mexico relations
Castañeda, who stepped down as Fox's foreign minister
and took a professorship at New York University, is now running
for president in Mexico's 2006 elections. This past July 12,
Castañeda appeared as an expert witness at a Senate Foreign
Relations Committee hearing on
border security. "No border security is possible without
Mexican cooperation," declared
Castañeda. "There can be no future cooperation beyond
what already exists without some form of immigration package."
He warned that border security is "very, very sensitive"
to Mexicans. Any cooperation, he said, would have to be purchased
with more U.S. liberalization of our immigration policies. To
some, that sounds more like extortion than cooperation, but to
the Bush administration and the bipartisan break-down-the-borders
lobby in Congress, it passes for harmonious "partnering."
The senators at the hearing did not challenge Castañeda
or take him to task for his belligerent
stance on this important security issue. Indeed, they seem to
be primarily concerned with
pushing through as much of the Fox/Castañeda program as
their constituents will tolerate. They
are considering two major competing bills now, S. 1033 by Sens.
John McCain (R-Ariz.) and
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), and S. 1438 by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.)
and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.). Both bills pretend to provide meaningful
"reform" to enhance border security, but both of them
are designed to propel North American "integration"
forward by making our borders easier to cross, legalizing millions
of illegal aliens already here, and opening the door for millions
more "guest workers." At the same time, both bills
would dramatically increase federal surveillance and intrusion
into the lives of American citizens.
Much of this appears to be already underway without congressional
approval, under the Security
and Prosperity Partnership. The SPP joint statement mentioned
previously, for instance, states:
"We will test technology and make recommendations, over
the next 12 months, to enhance the use of biometrics in screening
travelers . with a view to developing compatible biometric border
and immigration systems." The statement's section on "Safer,
Faster and More Efficient Border Crossings," like so much
of the administration's immigration program, is clearly more
focused on faster border crossings, not stronger border security.
Premeditated Merger The administration has not come right
out and endorsed the merger of U.S. and Mexican immigration,
military, and law enforcement personnel, as recommended by the
CFR's Task Force report, but it is headed in that direction,
noting that "increased economic
integration and security cooperation will further a unique and
strong North American
relationship." In fact, it is becoming more and more apparent
that the administration's
Security and Prosperity Partnership is actually an official adaptation
of the CFR's Building a
North American Community.
The Task Force blueprint was the culmination of several years
of specific efforts to launch a
concrete program aimed at the physical merger of the U.S. with
other nations in the hemisphere. As we've noted, one of the principal
authors of that CFR proposal is Dr. Robert Pastor. More than
a year before the Waco summit, the CFR publicly floated the idea
with an important article by Pastor entitled, "North America's
Second Decade," in the January/February 2004 issue of its
flagship journal, Foreign Affairs.
"NAFTA was merely the first draft of an economic constitution
for North America," Pastor
explained to the elite in-the-know readership of the journal.
The CFR spinmeisters repeatedly
insisted for over a decade that NAFTA was merely a "trade
agreement." Now they are being a bit more candid: NAFTA
was merely the first draft of an ongoing "dynamic, permanent
process." The border demolition is part of the next draft,
which is intended to deal with political and security issues.
"Overcoming the tension between security and trade,"
said Pastor, "requires a bolder approach
to continental integration." So he boldly proposed, among
other things, "a North American
customs union with a common external tariff (CET), which would
significantly reduce border
inspections." (Emphasis added.) In addition, he says, the
Department of Homeland Security
"should expand its mission" to cover the entire continent
"by incorporating Mexican and
Canadian perspectives and personnel into its design and operation."
Pastor opines that, properly managed, the post-9/11 "security
fears would serve as a catalyst
for deeper integration." "That would require new structures,"
he says, "to assure mutual
security." It would also require, he notes, "a redefinition
of security that puts the United
States, Mexico, and Canada inside a continental perimeter."
He means a very radical redefinition of security, to say the
least. The claim by Pastor and the
CFR claque that stretching our already dangerously porous borders
to include two additional
huge countries - both of which are already fraught with their
own serious security problems -
is so far beyond ludicrous that it can only be explained as openly
fraudulent. That the so-
called "wise men" of the CFR could actually believe
their own propaganda in this case is
After all, as CNN's Lou Dobbs reported on the same June 9
broadcast, Mexico is descending ever more rapidly into a maelstrom
of chaos, corruption, and open warfare, as rival drug cartels,
police, the military, and government officials (many of whom
are in the pockets of the narco- terrorists) battle it out.
Mexico is notorious for official corruption - police, military,
and elected and appointed
officials - from top to bottom. In 1997, it may be recalled,
Mexico's top official in its War
on Drugs, Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo, was arrested for working
with one of the top drug
cartels! However, evidence that came out during the course of
his trial pointed to many other
top military, police, and federal officials as accomplices as
More than 2,000 Mexican police officers are under investigation
for drug-related corruption,
and more than 700 officers have been charged with serious offenses
ranging from kidnapping and murder to taking bribes from the
drug cartels. Mexico, with its close diplomatic ties to Cuba,
Venezuela, and Nicaragua, has also long been a friendly hangout
for many revolutionary
One needn't be a Latin American expert (like Dr. Pastor) to
realize the absurdity of trying to
make America more secure by entrusting our homeland security
in part to Mexican law
enforcement, and by incorporating all of Mexico's horrendous
problems inside an
unconstitutional and amorphous "common perimeter."
Canada also presents us with serious security considerations.
Canadian Security Intelligence
Service (CSIS) director Ward Elcock has testified to Parliament
that more than 50 terrorist
organizations - representing Middle East, Tamil, Sikh, Latin
American, and Irish terrorists -
are active in Canada. CSIS spokesman Dan Lambert has stated that
"with the exception of the
United States, there are more terrorist groups active in Canada
than perhaps any other country
in the world."
All considered, the so-called Security and Prosperity Partnership
threatens our very survival
as a free nation. Congress must reject it - totally. But that
will only happen if Congress
hears an undeniable roar of outrage from us, the American people.
* Details about the Security and Prosperity Partnership can
be found at www.spp.gov.
NORTH AMERICA - SIDEBAR
The program now being implemented by the Bush administration
under the false label of "Security and Prosperity Partnership"
is but the most recent and transparent demonstration of the subversion
of our constitutional protections by powerful elites - internationalists,
globalists, one-worlders - who have, over the past few decades,
taken control of both the
Republican and Democratic Parties, and have become the real power
controlling our federal
Like dozens of other policies, programs, treaties, and legislation
that have been so
detrimental to U.S. interests, this new border demolition project
was conceived, hatched and
nurtured by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a private
"think tank," and then passed on to the Bush administration
for official implementation. The CFR has been described by
constitutional scholar and former top FBI official Dan Smoot
as the most important public front
of the "invisible government" that runs America. Liberal
commentator Richard Rovere described it as "a sort of Presidium
for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as
a nation." According to former CFR member Admiral Chester
Ward, the top leadership of the CFR constitute a subversive cabal
seeking the "submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national
independence into an all-powerful one-world government."
Explaining the tremendous influence of the CFR, Admiral Ward
noted: "Once the ruling members of the CFR have decided
that the U.S. government should adopt a particular policy, the
very substantial research facilities of CFR are put to work to
develop arguments, intellectual and emotional, to support the
new policy, and to confound and discredit, intellectually and
politically, any opposition."
That CFR operational scheme outlined by Ward is plainly visible
in the case of the group's
Security and Prosperity Program. It is no mere coincidence that
the CFR's plan mentioned in the CNN piece has come out simultaneously
with the official Bush plan, or that the two plans are nearly
The radical background of the CFR report's primary author,
Robert Pastor, is noteworthy:
. As a Latin American expert on Jimmy Carter's National Security
Council, Pastor was a prime
instrument in toppling American ally President Anastasio Somoza
and bringing the Communist
Sandinistas to power in Nicaragua. President Daniel Oduber of
Costa Rica recounted that Pastor had asked him, while making
an official state tour with First Lady Rosalyn Carter: "When
are we going to get that son of a b**** [Somoza] up to the north
out of the presidency?"
. At the time he was picked by Carter, Pastor was finishing
up his stint as director of the
Rockefeller and Ford foundation-financed CFR task force known
as the Linowitz Commission, which supported revolutionary changes
in Latin America, including abandonment of our strategic canal
. At the same time, Pastor also was a member of the Working
Group on Latin America of the
Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), the notorious Marxist center
that has been one of the most
important operational arms of the Soviet KGB and Cuban DGI in
this country. He helped author
The Southern Connection, a notorious IPS report calling on the
United States to abandon its
anti-Communist allies and to support "ideological pluralism,"
as represented by the Communist
Sandinistas and other revolutionary terrorist groups.
The entire careers of Dr. Pastor and his CFR comrades indicate
that they are consciously
working (like Pastor's friend and coauthor, Jorge Castañeda)
to bind and enslave the United
States like a helpless Gulliver.
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