Jacob said unto Joseph. .. thy two sons, Ephraim
and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I
came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be
mine... And Joseph took them both, Ephraim
in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left
hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him. And
Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's
head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head,
guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. And he
blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac
did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel
which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be
named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let
them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And when Joseph
saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim,
it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's
head unto Manasseh's head And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my
father:for this is the firstbom; put thyrighthand upon his head. And his
father refused, and said, I know it,my son, I know it: he also shall
become a people, and he also shall be great:but truly his younger
brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude
of nations.And he blessed them thatday, saying, In thee shall Israel
bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim
and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim
before Manasseh." - (GENESIS 48:3-20)
fully appreciate the significance of the blessing of Joseph's two sons, we
need to understand some background with regard to both history and
prophecy in relation to Israel. The promises to the tribes of Israel were
specifically reserved for the "LAST DAYS", or "CHRISTIAN
ERA" - Genesis 49:1, Hebrews 1:1,2. The rebellion of the ten tribes
in the North, against the Throne of David, in the time of Solomon's son,
Rehoboam, is foretold in 1 Kings 11:9-13, and 29-32. This northern
ten-tribe division retained the name ISRAEL.The tribe of Judah, in the
South, were granted the loyal support of the tribe of Benjamin, and were
collectively known as JUDAH. Understanding this division of ISRAEL and
JUDAH is essential, in order to rightly apply prophecy. 2 Kings 17 gives a
summary of how, because of sin, God took ten-tribe ISRAEL away from the
throne of Judah, and eventually caused them to go into exile in Assyria.
They did not return! The fact is,both Ezra and Nehemiah record that only
42,360 of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, returned to Judea from exile
in Babylon, together with a "mixed
multitude" see Ezra 2:64, Nehemiah 7:66, 13:3. From these,
the Jews of Jesus' day descended. It is clear therefore, that to identify
ISRAEL in both history and prophecy we have to distinguish Israel from the
Jews. It was prophesied that ISRAEL would lose their identity, God
referring to them as "not my people",
in other words, a people who would not be identified as Israel (Hosea
1:10, 2:23), yet we may identify Israel by the destiny they were to fulfil!
I Chronicles 5:1 tells us the "BIRTHRIGHT
was given unto the SONS OF JOSEPH". This means that,
through the descendants of the SONS OF JOSEPH, God would fulfil the great
promises of Israel's greatness! That greatness included the promise given
to Jacob in Genesis 35:11:
am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply: a NATION and a COMPANY OF
NATIONS shall be of thee, and Kings shall come out of thy loins... "
ISRAEL was to be a NATION with a MONARCHY, which would expand to become a
"COMPANY OF NATIONS"!
account of the blessing of Joseph's sons, EPHRAIM
and MANASSEH, is recorded in Genesis Chapter 48. It is staggering that
Jacob chose his grandsons, the sons of Joseph to be bearers of the
BIRTHRIGHT. That birthright was the passing on of the promises given to
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob himself! This included the promise given to
Jacob, that his seed would become a "NATION AND COMPANY OF
NATIONS"! The reason was that, though they were actually his
grandsons, Jacob adopted the sons of Joseph as his own sons. It was, in
fact, the highest honour he could give to Joseph, that his sons would not
only be equal with the other sons of Jacob, but would have the birthright.
Yet Jacob went further than this. Although Manasseh was the elder of the
two lads, whilst giving both EPHRAIM
and MANASSEH a share of the birthright, Jacob gave the firstborn-portion
to EPHRAIM! In
fact, Ephraim is
God's firstborn! (Jeremiah 31:9)
identify modern ISRAEL,we are clearly looking for a people who, though not
recognised as Israel, have the hallmarks of Israel-identity. God had told
Abraham his seed would be GREAT and their name "GREAT"!
Jacob's descendants were to become a "NATION
AND COMPANY OF NATIONS", a prophecy entailed in the
birthright given to the sons of Joseph.
indisputable fact that no other Nation is named "GREAT",or
has become a Company or Commonwealth of Nations in precisely this way, is
in itself irrefutable proof that GREAT BRITAIN
is EPHRAIM, and
that the prophecy had firstborn fulfilment in the Nation of Great Britain
and its Commonwealth of Nations, the "Multitude of Nations"
prophesied by Jacob. The Roman Empire, at its height, tyrannically ruled
approximately a quarter of the then known world. At its height, the benign
British Empire ruled over a third of the earth's surface, becoming
the greatest Empire of all time, its "branches
ran over the wall!"(Genesis 49:22.) Many of these nations
now have independence, yet Queen Elizabeth II remains "Head of the
Commonwealth", representing over 30% of the world's population.
portion of the birthright given to MANASSEH is unquestionably fulfilled in
the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Joseph represented the greatest, richest power on earth in his day, and
that blessing was passed on to both his sons, first Ephraim
and second Manasseh. Ephraim's
position has diminished, at this time, partly for reasons of judgment, and
partly to allow Manasseh to enjoy, in turn, Joseph's pre-eminence in
wealth and power. But this does not alter history, or reverse Ephraim's
there have been attempts by some Anglo-Israel believers, mainly in America,
to reverse the identities of Ephraim
and Manasseh. Those who take the position that America
is Ephraim, argue
that the "STATES" fulfil the criteria of a "COMPANY
I love America, and
have many wonderful Christian friends there, some of whom may differ from
me on this. I certainly have no wish to give offence, but I believe truth
is paramount. Iwould prefer it if an American had written this article,
however I am glad that there are also many American Anglo-Israel believers
who agree with me on this issue. The U.S.A. declares itself to be
"one Nation under God", a single NATION or REPUBLIC,
constituting a FEDERATION OF STATES, NOT a "COMPANY
OF NATIONS"! It is, in fact, a dangerous position to take, to
attempt to uncross Jacob's hands and usurp Ephraim's
precisely fulfils MANASSEH'S role. Indeed, the amazing accuracy of this
prophecy is awesome! Even the use of words is significant. MANASSEH was to
become a GREAT PEOPLE! The word "people"
(in contrast to a "company of nations")
is significant, suggesting Manasseh would become a REPUBLIC, as distinct
from a MONARCHY! The word "people"
means a "multitude gathered as a unit", which is exactly
what the UNITED STATES OFAMERICA is. Undoubtedly, a broad representation
of Israel tribes is gathered in AMERICA
under the leadership of the MANASSEH branch of the BIRTHRIGHT PEOPLE!
who contend for the 'America-Ephraim'
theory use arguments including the following:
It has been said that since America
is younger than Britain,
then America must
be Ephraim, because
he was the younger of the two sons. We will show that in fact, the
opposite is true.
Some quote the verse: "The elder shall serve
the younger", as though it implies that America
(the 'younger') will be greater than Britain,
the 'elder' (Genesis 25:23). In fact, this verse refers to the
relationship of Jacob and Esau, and has nothing whatsoever to do with Ephraim
and Manasseh. Both America
and Britain have
supported each other, especially in international military conflict, as
prophesied, but neither is subservient to the other.
Some have sought proof of 'Ephraimite' identity from the fact that America
has some of the world's most verdant resources (Isaiah 28:1). However,
often prophecies addressed to "EPHRAIM"
as the leading tribe, apply to Israel in general. In fact, all territories
possessed by both Ephraim
and Manasseh are areas of great abundance, blessing and natural resources.
claim the reference in Isaiah 28:1 to "Ephraim"
being "drunk with wine"
identifies the U.S.A. rather than Britain,
national drink is beer. Again this verse applies to the Israel nations as
a whole, which all have a major alcohol problem. The Hebrew word for "wine"
is "yayin" which is applicable to light alcohol in
general. Although many men still prefer ale, beer or lager, not only is
wine made in Britain,
but also it is becoming a major wine consuming nation. In fact alcohol
consumption is equally varied in both Britain
However, reference to being "drunk with
wine" can also be symbolic in prophecy.
One writer states that the "wild ox", which characterises
America, is a
symbol of Ephraim.
He has it the wrong way round! The "wild ox" does
but is the symbol of Manasseh! The "bull", a symbol of Britain
("John Bull"), is Ephraim
fact, the attempts of some American-Israel believers to reverse the
identities of Ephraim
and Manasseh ironically add weight to American-Manasseh identity, as one
of the meanings of "manasseh"
is "forgetting", and in order to make their case, they
have to FORGET 300 YEARS OF HISTORY! With the greatest admiration for the
U.S.A. - a truly GREAT PEOPLE - frankly, it has to be said that the case
for claiming the U.S.A. is Ephraim
cannot be made, as from the standpoint of history, there never has been a
greater power than Great Britain,
which ruled, and through the Commonwealth still influences a third of the
following are 12 Reasons why Ephraim
is Britain and
Manasseh is America
and why the Roles cannot be Reversed:
Jacob placed Ephraim
BEFORE Manasseh, and he was called the FIRSTBORN:
who take the 'Ephraim-U.S.A.'
position do so precisely on the grounds that America
is the younger, as was Ephraim.Yet
this undermines the whole point of the 'Ephraim
Blessing', which was to set him before Manasseh. The term "firstborn"
in both Hebrew and Greek Scriptures consistently means literally
the younger son, for Ephraim
to become the firstborn would mean his offspring would be literally
first-born into their prophetic identity, fulfilling their destiny first!
Since America is
the younger of the two peoples, those who argue the 'America-Ephraim'
theory must explain how the U.S.A. can be called the 'firstbom'
when, in relation to Great Britain,
America is NOT in
any sense the first-born! If Ephraim
is America, then
his role as 'firstborn' is meaningless, and he has reverted to his
original position as the younger son. Though Ephraim
was originally the younger son of Joseph, the order was to be reversed in
prophetic destiny. This means Ephraim's
destiny was to be fulfilled before that of Manasseh, and he would fulfil
the role of the FIRSTBORN of the BIRTHRIGHT
of Israel. So it was that EPHRAIM-
originally the younger of the two sons - became the leading tribe of
Israel, and the firstborn - i.e. GREAT BRITAIN
- in prophetic destiny (Genesis 48:14-19, Jeremiah 31:9).
Ephraim SET BEFORE
Manasseh means he would be FIRST in both time and greatness:
terms "set" and "before" both relate to
order in terms of position and time. It is significant that of several
Hebrew words of similar meaning, the words employed have to do with "setting
in order" both in the sense of occurrence and importance. Since
Great Britain came
into being before the U.S.A. and at its height was greater in power and
influence than any other nation before or since, where are the grounds for
saying the U.S.A. is Ephraim,
when quite clearly the opposite is true? The 'American-Ephraim'
argument is, of course, based on the unquestioned fact that America
is, today, the largest economy and greatest military power. This, however,
far from proving the theory, actually supports the U.S.A. - Manasseh
both sons shared the birthright, including Joseph's legacy of
pre-eminence, then each would have to take that position in his order -
first EPHRAIM -
second - MANASSEH- U.S.A. The fact that Britain
entered into the height of its power in the 19th Century and America
in the mid-20th Century bears this out. However, since the birthright is
shared, neither can be completely independent of the other, so America
and Britain have
supported each other in World Conflicts in the prophesied Anglo-American
Alliance (Deuteronomy 33:17). However, it is true to say both America
and Great Britain
are experiencing judgment and diminished influence in many respects, at
this time, and there is every Biblical reason to believe both will
ultimately be restored to their full greatness as part of God's
restoration of all Israel
Manasseh would become a "GREAT PEOPLE"- AFTER Ephraim:
Manasseh was originally the elder son of Joseph, the order would be
reversed in prophetic destiny. Jacob placed Ephraim
before Manasseh. Yet, although Ephraim's
destiny was to be fulfilled first, Manasseh would also become a
"GREAT PEOPLE".The word "also"
means "additionally" or "subsequently", affirming that
EPHRAIM would be
before MANASSEH in coming to greatness and that MANASSEH - originally the
first - would be the second of the two sons to come to greatness-
i.e.U.S.A. - in prophetic fulfilment (Genesis 48:14-19.)
MANASSEH historically occupied territory divided by water (River Jordan),
so MANASSEH-U.S.A. today, is also divided by water from its families who
remained in the British Isles. Those who hold to the 'America-Ephraim'
theory, also contend that Britain
is predominantly 'Manasseh'. To take this position, they have to explain
why, if America is Ephraim,
it was Britain, not
America, that was
the firstborn in prophetic fulfilment, since the Ephraim
"multitude of nations" - not
Manasseh, the "great people"
- were to be the firstborn! They must explain why, if Britain
is 'Manasseh', Jacob's prophecy specified that Manasseh was to become a "great
people" after Ephraim!
Obviously, all of these facts identify MANASSEH, not Ephraim,
would be a REPUBLIC with a REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, not a MONARCHY!
was to become a GREAT PEOPLE! The use of the word "people"
in contrast to "company of nations"
is significant, and implies a REPUBLIC, as distinct from a MONARCHY! The
term "people" is very
distinctive, meaning a "multitude gathered as a unit",
which is precisely what the United States of America
is! It also implies diversity, suggesting Manasseh would become a
Federation of States, yet "One Nation Under God". Significantly,
one of the meanings of the name "Manasseh"
itself is RESPONSIBLE REPRESENTATION - NOT MONARCHY!
America is Manasseh
and Britain is Ephraim
- confirmed by Prophetic Time Calculation:
subjugation of the tribe of Manasseh to Assyria actually began in 745 B.C.
If we calculate from this date the prophesied chastisement of 2520 years
(i.e. the prophetic "seven times" Leviticus
26:24, 28) we arrive at A.D.1775-6, precisely when the 13 States signed
their Declaration, and obtained Independence from Great Britain.
was exiled to Assyria in 720 B.C. Calculating "7
Times" from that date we arrive at 1801 A.D. That very
year, Great Britain
became the United Kingdom of Great Britain
is Manasseh because Manasseh is the 13th Tribe:
Jacob blessed Joseph's sons, Ephraim
and Manasseh, he adopted them as his sons, which placed them on a par with
the other tribes. This meant Joseph was now represented by two tribes,
making an overall total of thirteen tribes. Since Jacob "set
Manasseh", this meant MANASSEH was the THIRTEENTH tribe of
prominence of the number 13 identifies AMERICA
with MANASSEH the 13th Tribe:
13 States signed The Declaration of Independence.
2. 13 Stars are above the Eagle on the American Seal.
3. 13 Letters form the motto 'E Pluribus Unum' - 'one of many'.
4. 13 Leaves are on the Olive Branch, on the left talon
5. 13 Olives also, are on the left talon of the U.S. Seal
6. 13 Arrows are on the right talon of the Shield
7. 13 Stripes are featured on the Shield
8. 13 Stars were on the original U.S. Flag - 'Old Glory'
9.13 Stripes also, were on 'Old Glory'
10. 13 Stripes still feature on the current Flag of the U.S.A.
America is Manasseh
because of the meaning of the name:
'Forgetting'- this primary meaning characterises America's
pioneer spirit "Forgetting what lies behind
and reaching forward to what lies ahead" (Philippians
'Responsible Representation'- this is prophetic of America's
Republican Constitution and affirms Manasseh would be a Republic, not a
'HaMachir' - It is said that America
was named after Americo Vespucci. Apparently, this same man was referred
to in Hebrew manuscripts under the name 'HaMachir',
from which the name 'Americo' derives. 'HaMachir'
means 'from Machir'. Machir was the firstborn son of Manasseh
(Genesis 50: 23). Therefore the very name 'America'
identifies the offspring of Manasseh. Of significance also is the fact
that the word 'machir'
denotes the principle of Salesmanship or Capitalism - doesn't that
sound like America?
Britain is Ephraim
and America is
Manasseh because of the population differential:
of the marks of Israel would be that Ephraim
and Manasseh "..shall push the people
together to the ends of the earth [a clear reference to the
Anglo-American alliance] and they are the ten
thousands of Ephraim
and they are the thousands of Manasseh" (Deuteronomy
whilst this was not intended as a precise population ratio, it does
indicate that EPHRAIM
would in some way have a considerably larger representation than MANASSEH.
However, there is only one way a distinction of this magnitude between AMERICA
and GREAT BRITAIN
consider the following facts:
This distinction does not apply on a tribal basis, as descendants of both
the tribes of EPHRAIM
and MANASSEH are to be found in differing proportions in both BRITAIN
and AMERICA, as
well as other related lands. And there is no evidence of a proportionate
difference on this scale between tribal EPHRAIM
and MANASSEH in BRITAIN
respectively or globally.
This distinction does not apply on a racial basis, if the populations of EPHRAIM
and MANASSEH are calculated strictly to include only those who are
truly of Israel (i.e. Anglo-Saxon-Celtic) lineage, which does not include
all Caucasian peoples. America
does not have ten times more than Britain
and the Commonwealth. In fact the proportion is substantially higher in
the British Isles, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In overall terms,
however, it has been estimated that the combined Anglo-Saxon-Celtic
population of Great Britain
and the Commonwealth Nations, on the one hand, and that of the U.S.A.on
the other, is probably about equal, in both cases.
It does not apply, as some have suggested, in military terms, as forces
deployed in wars have varied proportionately, and at no stage on a
This verse clearly applies, not just to EPHRAIM
and MANASSEH as tribes, but as global powers, and to the "TEN
THOUSANDS" and "THOUSANDS" in their respective spheres of
influence. Remember, God has given Israel an inheritance amongst other
races, who are citizens, or give allegiance to them respectively, or may
be counted as allies in times of conflict! (Psalms 2:8.) Although by no
means all AMERICAN, and BRITISH and COMMONWEALTH peoples are of Israelite
stock, in terms of overall population, the U.S.A. has approx. 280 MILLION
people, and GREAT BRITAIN
and the COMMONWEALTH represents combined populations of 2 BILLION -
approx. 30% of the world's population give allegiance to Queen Elizabeth
II, as Head of the Commonwealth.
in terms of overall populations and allegiance, the "THOUSANDS OF
MANASSEH" and "TEN THOUSANDS OF EPHRAIM"
have become the MILLIONS OF AMERICA
and the combined BILLIONS OF GREAT BRITAIN
AND THE COMMONWEALTH!
Britain is Ephraim
because Ephraim is
the Leading Tribe:
theorists have totally overlooked the fact that in order for Britain
to be Manasseh, as they claim, this would have meant a complete
role-reversal! It would have meant that, at the point of being re-gathered
in the British Isles, 'Manasseh' took the leading role, whilst 'Ephraim'
took a subordinate role until the colonisation of America.
In fact, the reverse is true! This distinction does not apply on a tribal
basis, as Jacob's youngest grandson, Ephraim,
was made the firstborn - the leading tribe of all Israel! Israel was
divided into 4 camps consisting of 3 tribes each, and Ephraim
was the leading tribe of the west camp consisting of the tribes of Ephraim,
Manasseh and Benjamin. That is why, when Ephraim,
Manasseh and representations of Benjamin and other tribes were gathered in
the British Isles, Ephraim
was the leading tribe and consequently it was Ephraim's
prerogative to establish Great Britain,
the British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations.
EPHRAIM is the
leading tribe of Great Britain
and the Commonwealth of Nations. As firstborn of the birthright, EPHRAIM-BRITAIN
became the greatest, richest power on earth. For this reason, as well as
many others, GREAT BRITAIN
is identified as EPHRAIM!
The firstborn was known as the "bull" - a symbol of Great
long as MANASSEH remained in Britain,
he could not fulfil his destiny, because he would always be subordinate to
EPHRAIM. The only
way for MANASSEH to become the GREAT PEOPLE of Jacob's prophecy was to be
SEPARATED from EPHRAIM.
could not take a leadership role, or fulfil prophetic destiny, until after
EPHRAIM - the
firstborn and leading tribe - had entered into his inheritance. Not until
MANASSEH was SEPARATED from EPHRAIM,
could he also obtain his father, Joseph's legacy, and so, in turn,
MANASSEH, as the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
at this moment, occupies the prime position of wealth and power of any
single Nation, reinforced by the ANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE.
us not forget, however, that BRITAINonce occupied that position in a far
greater capacity than ANY other nation, past or present! Also, whilst the
riches and power of MANASSEH-U.S.A. are contained within a single
represents the combined population, wealth and influence of GREAT BRITAIN,
its MONARCHY, and COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS!
Ephraim would be a
"Multitude of Nations" and Manasseh a "Great People":
prophecy contained in Genesis 48:19 is a confirmation of Genesis 35:11,
that Israel would be a Nation and Company of Nations. The major fulfilment
of this prophecy to Israel was entailed in the birthright given to Ephraim
and Manasseh, and it was Ephraim,
the designated firstborn, who was to fulfil the greater part, becoming a
Company of Nations!
argument is that since Manasseh was to be a "great people"
they must be 'Britain'
since it is called 'Great Britain',
and America must be
Ephraim, because it
is called 'United States', which they say means 'community of
Manasseh was to be a 'great' people, Scripture nowhere states that
Manasseh's 'name' would be 'Great'! That was reserved for the seed of
Abraham and passed on to Isaac and Jacob, then to Ephraim,
as the 'firstborn' of Israel! (Genesis 12:2.) The word 'great', with
regard to Manasseh in Genesis 48:19, refers not to a 'name', but to a
'great people'. Indeed this very verse states that Ephraim
would be GREAT in a manner exceeding Manasseh, so the name
"GREAT" rightly belongs, not to Manasseh but to Ephraim,
the heir of the firstborn inheritance of ISRAEL!
claim that the United States is a "company of nations",
is contradicted byAmerica's claim to be "One Nation Under God". America
is a UNION OF STATES CONSTITUTING A FEDERAL REPUBLIC - it is not A "COMPANYOF
NATIONS". There are many nations consisting of a plurality of States,
so America is not
unique in that respect. The Russian Federation, for instance, is a
Federation of Republics, and Germany a Federation of States. Many other
Nations have States or Provinces that have a degree of self-government,
but are not Nations in themselves.
- In such countries as the United States, Australia, Nigeria, Mexico, and
Brazil, the term state (or a cognate) also refers to political units not
sovereign themselves, but subject to the authority of the larger state or
federal union." Copyright @ 1994-2002 Encyclopcedia Britannica, Inc.
U.S.A.consists of one, NOT many republics! America
is not a 'company of nations' but a single nation, and its States are
"political units not sovereign themselves, but subject to the
authority of the larger State or Federal Union" constituting - by
their own definition ONE NATION! It is emphatically not a "multitude
plain statement that Ephraim
would be a multitude of nations refers not to a division of 'States'
within a single Federation, but to many nations with distinctive
identity,e.g. Great Britain,
Canada, Australia, and New Zealand etc. Whilst the U.S.A.cannot, in all
honesty, be defined as a "multitude of nations", the definition
certainly applies to Great Britain.
distinction between Ephraim
and Manasseh is precisely the fact that Ephraim
would become a "multitude of nations". The 'America-Ephraim'
theory, vainly attempts to make America
what it is NOT, whilst blatantly denying what Britain
and the Commonwealth of Nations so clearly IS!
is, to say the least, intellectual dishonesty, to attempt to say America
answers the description of Ephraim
as a 'company of nations' whilst at the same time denying that status to
relegating it to a 'single nation'!
the riches and power of MANASSEH-USA are contained within a single
represents the combined population, wealth and influence of GREAT BRITAIN,
its MONARCHY, and COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS!
is true that many of the Commonwealth Nations now have their independence.
Yet it is a very interesting fact, especially in view of the claims of 'abuses'
of British Colonialism, that the same nations that were once part of the
British Empire remain Members of the Commonwealth, and honour the Queen as
Head of the Commonwealth!
there remain many Crown Dependencies and Commonwealth Realms, over whom
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II is still Sovereign Head of State - Nations such as
Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many others. In fact, if as our 'America-is-Ephraim'
friends insist, we are to recognise a 'state' constituted similarly to
those within the U.S.A., as a 'nation', then if we count the Nations,
States and Provinces constituting Great Britain,
the Crown Dependencies and Realms alone, they total approximately twice as
many as the U.S.A. On this basis, Britain
and the Commonwealth would represent an even greater 'multitude of
nations' or, by their definition, many 'communities of nations'. But we
prefer to stay within the precise meaning of the English language!
Britain consists of
the historic Nations of the United Kingdom of England, Wales, Scotland and
Northern Ireland, Offshore Crown Dependencies and British Overseas
Territories. The 54 Nations that constitute the Commonwealth of Nations -
including Commonwealth Realms such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand,
and many more who retain the Queen as Head of State, as well as many
independent Nation-States - all recognise the Queen as Head of the
Commonwealth. In fact, including the Offshore and Overseas Territories
already mentioned, Britain
and the Commonwealth consist of over 70 Countries, with an overall
population of almost 2 billion people, representing over 30% of the
world's population. To say this does NOT fulfil the criteria of a
"Company of Nations", is nothing short of ludicrous!
The name "Ephraim"
proves Britain -
not America- is Ephraim:
word "ephrayim" means "double
fruitfulness" or "abundantly fruitful". 'American-Ephraim'
theorists refer tothe fact that America
is fruitful, which it unquestionably is, in so many respects. Yet again,
they miss the point! In fact, all the tribes of Israel were to share in
fruitfulness, but the special fruitfulness of Israel was to be shared
particularly by the birthright tribes of Ephraim
and Manasseh, who would become a great people and a multitude of nations
(Genesis 48:4,19). However the greater, double or abundant fruitfulness of
Israel, to be fulfilled by Ephraim,
was the prerogative to fulfil the primary mandate, to "be
fruitful and multiply", becoming a company or multitude of
nations with a monarchy (see Genesis 35:11 with 28:3 and 48:4).
greater fruitfulness was to be fulfilled in being multiplied into a
multitude of nations! This has not been fulfilled by America!
the ISLES, God said:
children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say
again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that
I may dwell" - (Isaiah 49:20).
was a very clear reference to the fact that after the ISLES had lost the
first offspring-nation (a clear prophecy of the birth and Independence of America),
other offspring nations would be formed, in the process of expansion. It
was in fact, Great Britain
who, after losing its first colony (U.S.A.) went on to multiply into a
multitude of nations with world-wide territories. With respect, as great
as America is, it
has not multiplied itself in this way. It was not America
who gave birth to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and about 50 other
colonies, eventually making them self-governing nations - but Great Britain!
Regardless of what claims may be made, it is frankly, not America,
but Britain that
has fulfilled the Ephraim-mandate!
would have the primary hallmarks of Israel Identity:
was to be a great nation, actually named "GREAT"
(Genesis 12:2).The word "name" here is more than a descriptive
term, but is a word commonly used with reference to a NAME! The double use
of "great", coupled with the
word "name" indicates that
Israel would not only be great but would actually be named "GREAT"!
were to be relocated in ISLES, in the
North-West (Isaiah 41:1, 8, 42:4, 49:1-3,12). They would number many
millions, and would possess the "gates of their enemies"
(Genesis 22:17, 24:60). They would "dwell in
the midst of the earth" (Genesis 48:16) and be a
colonising people (Isaiah 49:20). They would be a monarchy whose 'hand' or
power-base would be "IN THE SEA" [i.e. in ISLES] (Psalm 89:25).
Each of these marks of identity has been fulfilled by Great Britain.
is evident in that it was Britain
that colonised and built the world's greatest Empire, and established its
Commonwealth of Nations. It was Britain
that led the way in Industrial Revolution. Britain
was in the forefront of many major technological and engineering
developments, including building the first computer.
fact, there have sadly been attempts to re-write history, in order to
play-down or ignore the significant role played by Britain,
in major technological, scientific and military achievements.
a number of years America
has been enjoying Manasseh's portion of the birthright. Some believe that,
although Jacob appointed his younger brother Ephraim
as Israel's firstborn, this did not prejudice Manasseh's inheritance as
Joseph's firstborn. In other words, whilst Ephraim
would inherit the primary Israel birthright, territorial blessing and
monarchy, Manasseh would receive the double-portion of Joseph's material
legacy of wealth and power. As long as Britain
remained predominant, America
could never enjoy Joseph's prominence of wealth and power. This may
explain why Britain
had to diminish, for a time, so America
could receive Manasseh's inheritance, becoming, in his season, prevalent
in material blessings.
position is also weakened. Manasseh is experiencing its share of Jacob's
has been attacked in its very edifices of wealth and power, the World
Trade Center and the Pentagon, symbolic of the way its economic and
military resources are being drained by its "War on Terror"! It
that has proved to be the primary ally of his brother Manasseh. America's
economic strength is now being affected by a huge deficit, and the dollar
which for years has been the symbol of the strongest economy, is now weak
against a strong British pound and other currencies.
may be true that America
has, in recent years, led the way in technology, innovation and living
standards. But most Americans believe they are still 'ahead of the
game', and are oblivious of the fact that they have been slipping
backward in recent years, whilst others, especially in Britain
and Europe, have been catching up. Whilst it may be true that the average
American wage is still higher, there is now a greater parity of living
standards in Britain
and America. Britain,
in recent years, has taken a leading role in telecommunications,
interactive television, digital technology, and other ground-breaking
technological, scientific, genetic and medical developments. Britain
played a significant part in pioneering supersonic aircraft, and now the
super jumbo jet, which could revolutionise air-travel. These, and many
other factors, perhaps point to a shift in the tilt of the Anglo-American
power balance. In any event "the powers that be are ordained of
the greatest respect and honour to those Americans, who fought or gave
their lives in two World Wars, it cannot be denied, as a fact of history,
that Great Britain
and its Commonwealth allies fought a substantial part of two World Wars
prior to U.S. involvement. As one writer states: "The first and
second World Wars were won by Britain
and her daughters, with the U.S.A. assisting and assuring victory AFTER
the trend of the struggle had been decided in both cases".
British R.A.F., with Commonwealth support, defending the British Isles
against the axis-powers' air attack, fought and won the Battle of Britain
in 1940. There is no parallel in modem history! It was the major turning-pointof
World War II (see 1Chronicles 17:9-10).
is to be noted that when the United States did join the war effort, they
did so, not as individual states, but as a SINGLE nation or people
(MANASSEH) - joining forces with an alliance of nations - Great Britain
and the Commonwealth of Nations (EPHRAIM)
initial, decisive role played by the British-Commonwealth Alliance of
Nations all giving allegiance to the British Crown - the Throne of David -
in the two greatest Wars of human history - as well as all the other facts
mentioned - are undeniable proofs of the identity of Great Britain
and the Commonwealth as EPHRAIM,
the firstborn of birthright Israel!
Britain may no
longer have its Empire, but the extent of its role in world affairs should
not be underestimated! It has been argued that influence is more powerful
than economic or military strength. No longer the most 'powerful'
nation, economically or militarily, Britain's
historic political, commercial and territorial connections ensure that it
is powerful in terms of influence. Indeed, it is fair to say that its
influence, including its military, intelligence and diplomatic involvement
in so many parts of the world, stretches far beyond Europe, the
Commonwealth, and the Anglo-American alliance, and is in some respects,
perhaps second to none.
FACTS of history cannot be rewritten, neither can the roles of its two
main players be reversed, but rather they serve to demonstrate how GOD
has, so faithfully and precisely, honoured His Word!
are numerous other reasons that could be given, in support of the position
that Britain is Ephraim
and America is
Manasseh, but I believe an honest assimilation of the points made, will
verify the position beyond dispute.
is not without significance that it is the British Flag, the Union Jack -
signifying the Union of Jacob - that has the diagonal cross at its centre,
symbolic of Jacob's crossed hands, which affirmed the role to be fulfilled
by Ephraim! The
British Flag is the symbol of Ephraim's
Blessing - it's Ephraim's
Flag! Would God have given Ephraim's
Flag to Manasseh? If America
is Ephraim, why
doesn't it have Ephraim's
the name 'BRIT-ISH' derives from the Hebrew meaning 'Covenant-Man'!
could also be made to the location of the Throne of David in Great Britain,
which is, in itself, essential to the distinctive role of EPHRAIM-BRITAIN
as the heartland of the Birthright COMPANY OF NATIONS! According to Hebrew
scholarship, the name "Ephraim"
denotes 'aristocracy'. It is GREAT BRITAIN
that has an aristocracy - not America!
doubt, that which above all, gives Ephraim-
is its THRONE! Its cohesive influence, and the respect and loyalty it
commands both within and beyond the Commonwealth, represents perhaps the
greatest influence and stabilising factor in the modern world. Concerning
that Throne, God said there would always be a descendant of David to
occupy the throne of the house of Israel (Jeremiah 33:17).The British
Throne is the Throne of the house of Israel. Some concede the Throne is in
seemingly believe the chief tribe and nucleus of the house of Israel is
across the ocean on another Continent! Without doubt, there is a
significant representation of Israel in America,
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, Northwest
Europe and other lands. But equally without doubt, the nucleus of the
designated firstborn of Israel is located where the throne is, reigning
not only over Israel in the Isles, but over all the other branches of the
house of Israel, who still give allegiance to that Throne!
should add, allegiance is to the Throne, and what it represents. The Royal
Family is fallible, like the rest of us. But what that Throne represents
is a Covenant that cannot be broken, and a Kingdom that cannot be shaken,
and He shall come whose right it is, to take His Throne, as great David's
greater Son, the Lord Jesus Christ!
summary, to substantiate the reverse position necessitates defining the
world's greatest federal republic (U.S.A.) as a company of individual
nations, whilst simultaneously denying the status of Great Britain,
and the territories and realms associated with it, and with its monarchy,
as a commonwealth of nations. It makes nonsense of Jacob's placing Ephraim
before Manasseh, and totally confuses their distinctive roles. It robs Ephraim
of his firstborn-status, and is effectively, a blatant attempt to 'uncross'
the hands of Jacob. Frankly, Ido not believe God will bless and anoint our
preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom, if we misrepresent it in this way!
case for denying the role of Great Britain
as Ephraim, and
reversing his role with that of Manasseh cannot be made, in honesty, as
from the standpoint of history, there never has been a greater power than
which ruled, and through the Commonwealth still influences a third of the
world's population! Israel was to "spread
abroad to the West, East, North and South", a promise
clearly fulfilled by Great Britain's
world-wide Commonwealth of Nations. No other Nation has fulfilled, or
exceeded, the greatness of Great Britain!
to 100 nations joined in the celebrations of the Queen's Jubilee on June
2nd-3rd 2002. This event has helped to awaken us to the amazing
significance of the British Monarchy, as the Throne of David, a
significance rooted in Israel's history and Biblical prophecy. It was
significant also - that in the 50th Year of Queen Elizabeth II - Britain
hosted the Commonwealth Games, with entrants from 72 countries, all giving
allegiance to the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth of Nations! We ask,
what other Monarch, President or Head of State commands such an
this not proof that BRITAIN-EPHRAIM,
even in its present spiritual blindness, is still fulfilling a role of far
greater significance than most people recognise?
is a sad day when Anglo-Israel believers are vying like the disciples, as
to "who is greatest in the Kingdom of God".
of the beautiful factors about a right understanding of Ephraim-Manasseh
Truth is that whilst Manasseh would become a great people in his own
greatness should not give undue cause for pride, because it is a greatness
vested, not in one nation as such, but in a company of nations. In this
way, no single nation can say, "I am the greatest", but
God alone gets all the glory!
we are all one people, and there are representations of both tribes of Ephraim
and Manasseh on both sides of the Atlantic, though in differing
proportions. All the tribes of Israel are undoubtedly represented, in
varying degrees, in all the Israel nations, and therefore we all have an
equally significant role to play regardless of what tribe we represent.
the end of the day, the primary issue is that we recognise our collective
Israel identity. Tribalism and narrow nationalism really has no place in
God's economy. Regardless of what part of Israel we live in, we should
rejoice in the fulfilling of the plan and purpose of God, and we should
glory, not in our nationhood, or even our Israelitish identity, but in the
GOD of Israel- "He that glories, let him
glory in the Lord".
the day, when the Lord Jesus Christ Himself will reign, as King of Kings
and Lord of Lords, and all the Kingdoms of this World become the Kingdoms
of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign for ever and ever!
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Two tunnels found under US border
Hundreds of thousands are arrested along the border each
Two tunnels have been discovered under the US-Mexico border this
week, American immigration agents say.
One was discovered in Arizona when border patrol agents spotted
two men taking marijuana out of it.
The other one was found in California after it caved in.
Officials said there was evidence it had been used recently.
The discoveries come amid diplomatic tension between Mexico and
Washington over a proposal in the US Congress to build more border
The Arizona tunnel was discovered after officers, acting on a
tip-off, caught two men with a 135-kilo (300lb) haul of marijuana.
Officials said the 12-metre (40-foot) tunnel ended in the
driveway of a home in the city of Nogales.
The tunnel discovered near the Californian city of San Diego was
about 10m (35ft) long and 1m (3ft) wide, officials said. It ended
near the San Ysidro port of entry.
It was not clear whether the tunnel had been used for smuggling
drugs or people, but rubbish found there suggested it had been in
use recently, a spokeswoman for US Immigration and Customs
Both tunnels have been sealed.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly Mexican, are
arrested along the US south-west border each year.
The Senate is due to debate in February the proposed introduction
of tougher border controls, including building more fences along a
third of the border with Mexico.
The House of Representatives has already passed the bill, which
has been condemned by Mexico.
The two countries share a 3,200-km (2,000-mile) border.
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loving Marine, dressed in the new gray urban camouflage, happy to pose
thugishly for Alex's camera.
He's obviously been
well trained by the Marine
Corps War Fighting Laboratory (go checkout their logo), and enjoyed
this "play" exercise where he could go door to door in an
American neighborhood and terrorize American civilians.
Operation Urban Warrior, Alex was able to obtain shocking footage of
marines policing American citizens with the foreign troops you see
The power-tripped out
stance of this marine epitomizes the prevailing attitude of all the
military and police participating in Operation Urban Warrior, as you can
tell from the photos and footage
Here's a photo Alex took of Dutch
troops training during Operation Urban Warrior. Foreign troops trained
alongside US Marines, practicing taking over American cities, rounding up
American civilians and imprisoning them in barbed wire
"containment" camps. Conditioning of the troops included having
the actors posing as US citizens beg them for food and loudly proclaim
that their Constitutional Rights were being violated. The troops were
trained to ignore these pleas and accept them as part of "urban
William Norman Grigg
The New American, September
While the Clinton Administration is working
diligently to knit together the economic, military, and law enforcement
systems of the U.S. and Red China, the Beijing government is putting the
finishing touches on what crime reporter Frederic Dannen refers to as
"a cooperation pact between the triad societies and the Communist
Party ... a dreadful alliance between the world's largest criminal
underground and the world's last great totalitarian power...." The
triads, according to W.P. Morgan's authoritative work Triad Societies in
Hong Kong, "might be defined as Chinese secret societies whose
members, bound by oaths of blood brotherhood, are pledged to assist one
another and further the particular aims of their societies irrespective of
the moral and civil laws of the country wherein they operate." The
Hong Kong-based crime fraternities have affiliates in nearly every
sizeable ethnic Chinese community throughout North America. According to
the FBI, ethnic Chinese gangs are active in at least 16 states.
Dannen writes that creating an alliance with the Chinese
underworld "was part of Deng Xiaoping's reunification plan for Hong
Kong from the very beginning, and dates from the early 1980s, when China
and Britain were negotiating the return of Hong Kong to the
mainland." In fact, sub rosa collaboration with the Chinese
underworld has been a strategic tool of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
since the 1920s. "Chinese organized crime groups have always been an
integral part of the Red Chinese strategic apparatus," observes
national security affairs consultant Joseph Douglass. Dr. Douglass
explained to THE NEW AMERICAN that "before the revolution, the CCP
used organized crime to subvert Chinese society through drug trafficking
and violence, and it has continued to use the underground -- particularly
the triads -- to carry out similar activities on a global scale, including
within the U.S. These activities will escalate as a result of the
reversion of Hong Kong."
In May of this year, Wong Man-fong, the former deputy secretary-general of
Red China's Xinhua news agency, admitted that in the early 1980s he had
"befriended" Hong Kong's triad bosses at Beijing's behest.
"Beijing explained to the triad bosses that they would be left alone
by Chinese authorities if they ceased their activities during the
handover," former Hong Kong legislator James To told THE NEW
AMERICAN. "So the triad leaders called a temporary truce in order to
'give face' to Beijing while the world was watching."
But the cooperation between Hong Kong's crime bosses and Beijing's
autocrats is hardly limited to matters of political housekeeping. Mr. To,
who was the chairman of the legislature's internal security committee
before being removed by Beijing in July, explained that "China's
Public Security Bureau and the other mainland law enforcement agencies are
more like business partners than enemies of the triads. There are security
and intelligence personnel involved in all of the triad's illegal
activities, including drug smuggling, alien smuggling, and vice. Some of
this simply reflects the personal corruption on the part of some isolated
officials, but a lot of it takes place with the connivance of high-ranking
people in the Party."
"Like their Italian counterparts, Chinese gangsters
are the progeny of a criminal conspiracy that is centuries old and whose
traditions include an inviolate oath of secrecy that has changed little
over hundreds of years," writes New York Daily News crime reporter
William Kleinknecht in his book The New Ethnic Mobs. "[The] triad
tradition gives Chinese crime groups in this country a strong
international connection that not only helps them smuggle heroin across
the globe, but gives them a ready source of new recruits, especially since
Asians continue to immigrate to this country in large numbers.... Indeed,
none of the other emerging crime groups has the national scope of the
Triad-based gangs are "deeply wired into the civic life of American
Chinatowns," continues Kleinknecht. "Their sponsors are often
the most powerful business interests in the Chinese community, an alliance
that gives them a patina of respectability...." No other ethnic crime
syndicate can boast such a diversified portfolio of illicit operations:
Chinese gangs have been implicated in murder, extortion, prostitution, and
alien smuggling, in addition to heroin trafficking.
Although the primary victims of Chinese mobsters are law-abiding Chinese
immigrants, triad-linked youth gangs in California and the Pacific
Northwest occasionally undertake "home invasion robberies" --
paramilitary assaults on suburban homes.
Since 1949, the triads have been headquartered in Hong Kong, and have
coalesced into three dominant groups: The 14K, Sun Ye On, and
Wo Group (which includes the Wo Shing Wo and Wo Hop To societies). The
largest of the triad societies is the Sun Ye On, whose members, according
to Dannen, are now required to swear an oath of allegiance to the People's
Republic of China. In 1993, Tao Siju, China's minister of public security,
welcomed a delegation from the Sun Ye On triad, which controls most of
Hong Kong's narcotics industry. "The members of triads are not always
gangsters," explained China's chief law enforcement officer. "As
long as they are patriots ... we should respect them." Minister Tao
reiterated his praise of the Sun Ye On in April 1996 and publicly admitted
that the Party employed gangsters to provide security for Chinese
In the Maoist Manner
Shortly after Minister Tao met with Hong Kong's chief drug lords, he
inaugurated "Operation Strike Hard," an unprecedented campaign
against crime that resulted in 3,500 criminal executions. According to the
May 28th San Francisco Chronicle, the crackdown included a surrender
ultimatum to drug dealers in Guangdong province, who had been given a
green light by middle- and lower-echelon Party officials to expand the
cultivation of opium and its refinement into heroin. The crackdown, which
cleared out the "private" drug dealers and left their assets in
the hands of the state, followed a time-honored Maoist formula.
"In 1928 Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese communist leader, instructed one
of his trusted subordinates, Tan Chen-lin, to begin cultivating opium on a
grand scale," writes Dr. Joseph Douglass in Red Cocaine: The Drugging
of America. "Mao had two objectives: obtaining exchange for needed
supplies and 'drugging the white [anti-communist] region'.... Mao's
strategy was simple: use drugs to soften a target area. Then, after a
captured region was secured, outlaw the use of all narcotics and impose
strict controls to ensure that the poppies remained exclusively an
instrument of the state for use against its enemies.... As soon as Mao had
totally secured mainland China in 1949, opium production was nationalized
and trafficking of narcotics, targeted against non-communist states,
became a formal activity of the new communist state, the People's Republic
The Chinese underworld played a critical role in Beijing's global
smuggling network. More than two decades ago, intelligence analyst A.H.
Stanton Candlin documented that Mao Tse-tung's "psycho-chemical
offensive" against the West relied on "the Chinese underworld,
both on the mainland and among the overseas Chinese," to provide the
"deadly nexus connecting Chinese communism with organized crime in
Europe and the Americas...." A more recent tour of that "deadly
nexus" was provided in the August 1992 Senate testimony of a 14K
defector who identified himself only as "Mr. Ma." An initiate at
14, Ma joined the Hong Kong police force, where he began building a
network of protection rackets. After leaving the police he established
himself in prostitution and loan-sharking. With the connivance of
Nicaraguan diplomats, Ma eventually assembled a narcotics smuggling ring
that brought heroin into the U.S. concealed in shipping containers bound
for New York.
Even as Beijing continues to pump heroin through its global network, the
regime is supporting global drug-control efforts. Zhu Entao, the Chinese
Interpol chief, declared on June 24th that China "has joined the
global fight against drug crime" and supports international
cooperation "in battling international and regional drug
trafficking." Last November China hosted a forum sponsored by the UN
Drug Control Program, which is preparing for a global "drug
control" conference in 1998; this illustrates that Beijing is
applying both prongs of Mao's narco-subversion strategy on a global scale.
The Beijing-aligned Chinese underworld carries out other varieties of
subversion as well. In his book The New War (which couples a useful
analysis of international organized crime with a fatally flawed
prescription for the problem), Senator John Kerry (D-MA) observes that
officials in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) "are selling
immense stores of Chinese- and Soviet-manufactured weapons -- Kalashnikovs,
AK-47s, grenades, rocket launchers, etc. -- to the triads, tongs, and
Asian entrepreneurs who distribute them to criminals and terrorists
This is exactly the variety of illicit commerce engaged in by the business
associates of White House coffee guest Wang Jun. The China Ocean Shipping
Company (COSCO), Wang's employer of record, is a Beijing-controlled
company ideally suited to the needs of gunrunners and heroin smugglers,
and it was a COSCO ship -- the Empress Phoenix -- that was intercepted
with a cargo of AK-47s bound for California street gangs. Recall that the
Clinton Administration actively intervened to arrange for COSCO to lease
California's Long Beach Naval Yards which features the nation's largest
container port (although the lease agreement was later suspended by a
local judge); it also extended a $138 million, taxpayer-guaranteed loan to
COSCO to construct three new container ships.
Drug and Alien Smuggling
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which the Clinton
Administration lists among its proudest achievements, has been a
tremendous boon to drug smugglers and criminals of all varieties --
including the Beijing-aligned Chinese mob. The May 5th edition of ABC's
Nightline reported that since NAFTA was signed in December 1993,
"some 12,000 trucks a day have freely come into this country from
Mexico, largely uninspected for safety, many carrying, along with
televisions, computers and fresh produce, massive amounts of cocaine and
heroin." This was not an unanticipated development. A Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA) intelligence report completed before the NAFTA
vote indicated that the accord would be, in the words of former DEA agent
Phil Jordan, "a deal made in narco heaven," and drug cartels
began buying up business fronts along the border to take advantage of the
dramatic upsurge in uninspected commerce. However, according to Jordan,
DEA officials were told by the Administration that the impact of NAFTA on
drug enforcement "was a subject we could not discuss" prior to
ratification of the agreement.
Nor is the Chinese-backed heroin trade the only illicit commerce that has
benefited from NAFTA; the breakdown of the border inspection system has
been beneficial to alien smugglers as well. Rutgers professor Ko-Lin Chin,
a recognized authority on Chinese organized crime, pointed out to THE NEW
AMERICAN, "The Mexico route is the most reliable one for alien
smugglers. Although most smugglers still prefer to use the air route, the
detection rate is the highest using that method. The 'snakeheads' [alien
smugglers] like to say that Mexico is by far the most reliable
Chin, who recently published a major academic study of alien smuggling,
explained that the so-called "big snakeheads" establish a base
in the U.S. and then "go back to China to work with the Public
Security Bureau (PSB). They will line up smuggling routes, arrange for
transportation, coordinate with people at the transit points, and recruit
the immigrants. If the Mexico route is selected, the immigrants are
shipped to Baja, California, where the snakeheads put them in touch with
coyotes [Mexican alien smugglers] to guide them across the border."
Since 1980, at least 200,000 Chinese immigrants -- most of them from
Fuijan province -- have passed through this underground, at a price of at
least $30,000 per person.
Coming to America
For Chinese officials, this human commerce serves many useful
functions, according to Chin: "It helps alleviate unemployment, it
helps them jettison their 'surplus' population, and it provides them with
funds to use in building up their own infrastructure, since the Chinese
who are sent to the U.S. are required to send money back to China. The
officials also get a percentage of the fee each immigrant pays to the
snakeheads." Furthermore, observed Chin, "The authorities don't
regard the gangsters who get involved in any of this as criminals, because
they're working on behalf of the government. I've interviewed many PSB
officials who have been involved in these networks, and they freely
admitted that they had helped the 'big snakeheads' to move tens of
thousands of aliens into the U.S."
Nor do the desperate immigrants find themselves free of the Chinese
authorities once they take up residence in the U.S. "The really
horrible thing about these networks is the ma jai, the 'little soldiers'
who act as enforcers and debt collectors in the various Chinatowns over
here," explained Chin. "They're the young gangsters who collect
the fees and maintain 'order' in Chinatown."
The ma jai are also used by Beijing as secret police, according to Justin
Yu of the Chinese-language World Daily. "In the U.S. the Red Chinese
government and their security forces use triad groups to infiltrate and
intimidate the Chinese community," Yu told THE NEW AMERICAN.
"This has been going on since at least the mid-1980s, and it resulted
in a real crime wave in New York. It's still going on in San Francisco and
in other places where there is a high concentration of ethnic Chinese. The
gangsters intimidate ethnic Chinese who are critical of the regime. They
attack them on the streets, vandalize their property, and use other
tactics to punish and silence them."
Chin believes that the violent tactics employed by the ma jai help
explain why the latest wave of immigrants from China "are publicly
supportive of the communist government, whatever their private opinions
might be." The June 30th celebration of "Hong Kong Restoration
Day" in New York's Chinatown displayed the clout of Beijing's
political machine. According to the New York Daily News, "roughly
5,000 Chinese patriots and supporters of communism" gathered to chant
pro-Beijing slogans and applaud as Huasun Qin, Red China's representative
to the UN, gave a speech predicting that Taiwan would soon be
"reunified" with the mainland regime.
Chinese authorities have found other ways to capitalize on immigrant
smuggling. For instance, Yu explained, "The Chinese consulate in New
York has been selling counterfeit passports for more than 15 years."
According to Yu, the bogus passports are obtained from Chinese gangsters
and sold by consulate officials for about $2,000 apiece. "[Consul
General] Qui Sheng-Yun is making millions of dollars off of counterfeit
passports produced by Asian crime groups and sold to illegal
immigrants," Yu declared. "This kind of thing is going on at
other Chinese consulates as well, and it raises all kinds of money for the
PRC. The communists can practically run their operations here on the money
they make from activities like the false document trade. Some of that
money is used by the communists to contribute to political campaigns of
candidates at all levels, from dog catcher all the way to the
Power of the Princelings
For all the corruption and violence which result from the labors of the
triad gangs, Yu maintained, "the real gangsters behind all of this
are the 'princelings' who are running China's political and economic
system. They're completely without morals; all they care about is making
money and advancing the Party's interest. They're the ones who control the
People's Liberation Army and the PSB, just as they control the triads in
Hong Kong and many of the street gangs over here. And they're the ones who
are using the money they make through crime and slave labor to influence
the American political system, including the last presidential
Like "post-Soviet" Russia, Yu explained to THE NEW AMERICAN,
"China is essentially a gangster state" -- and, as with Russia,
the Clinton Administration has allied itself with the gang leaders in
order to combat "global crime." During an April 10th Senate
Foreign Relations Committee hearing, James Milford Jr., acting Deputy
Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency, boasted, "Currently,
there is joint law enforcement training being conducted with the Chinese
in sophisticated law enforcement techniques which will assist them in
becoming better equipped to build cases on controlling the heroin
Yu is not optimistic about joint Sino-U.S. law enforcement initiatives.
"The Chinese authorities are more than willing to cooperate in
fighting organized crime, since it gives them legitimacy," he pointed
out. "The PSB and the other law enforcement organs want to be
recognized as partners with American law enforcement bodies, particularly
for purposes of domestic propaganda. But cooperation of this sort will
just enhance the ability of the intelligence organs and improve their
ability to subvert our own security. The government and the underworld are
part of the same gang, and we shouldn't forget that Beijing still regards
the U.S. as its 'principal adversary.'"
Globo-Cop on the Take
Just as menacing as the threat of Asian organized crime -- or
international crime in general -- is the solution being advanced by
enthusiasts of "world order." "The last five years has seen
the creation of an international criminal elite that is unprecedented in
history," notes Dr. Joseph Douglass. "The activities of that
elite have worked to subvert international law and the sovereignty of
independent states. We have also seen a concomitant movement toward a
global law enforcement regime that also subverts the independence of
Although many "experts" contend that only globalized law
enforcement can deal effectively with international organized crime, Dr.
Douglass disagrees: "As national boundaries come down, the barriers
that once impeded the growth of international organized crime are removed,
and the result is an open door for the most ruthless criminal element.
We've certainly seen that in Europe as it moves toward political and
economic union, and we're seeing that here with NAFTA as well."
While Dr. Douglass allows that "case-by-case cooperation with foreign
law enforcement agencies may be necessary," he warns that
"consolidation of law enforcement bodies actually simplifies the task
of corrupting them -- the criminals have just one target to infiltrate,
rather than several. When a 'beat cop' goes bad you can find ways of
dealing with him, but where can we go if 'globo-cop' goes on the
RED DAWN: ASIAN MILITARY INVASION OF
A few years back I read the story of an American woman who ran a
business in Hong Kong. She fired one of the Chinese workers, who went into
a rage [probably justifiable] against the forces of western corporate
imperialism. He told her with full assurace that one day China would stage
a massive military invasion of the USA. They would flood into the coast in
the millions in massive wave after wave of invaders. They expected heavy
losses, however the living soldiers would simply walk over the bodies of
their dead comerades, and continue the battle. They would be like a
massive wave of army ants, unstoppable [consider that Red China's active
military numbers well over 5 million with tens of millions of
"reserves", whereas the U.S.A.'s active military force numbers
less than one million, and most of these are entabgled in foreign U.N.
"peace keeping" operations. This does not include Russia, Cuba,
the Arab League or any other nation that might choose to side with China
in a military invasion of the USA]. Eventually, according to this former
Chinese employee, the Americans would eventually run out of bullets and
the invaders would prevail as a result of sheer numbers. Shades of
Revelation chapter 18?
Actually, while investigating this possibility, I have discovered that
there have been MANY OTHERS who have predicted an inevitable global
showdown between the forces of Communism and Capitalism, and their
respective 'World Order' agendas. Here are some of the
claims/prophecies/visions and so on that I have come across to date. This
seems to involve the use BY a Euro-American New World Order agenda of
Russian and Chinese U.N. troops to help bring the USA into subjection to a
Capitalist based "New World Order". However based on information
I have heard through the "grapevine", Russia and China may
merely be towing the party line of the "New World Order" for
NOW, in order to establish a foothold in the USA through the U.N.
"Trojan Horse", however once inside they will apparently dump
the U.N. agenda and anything to do with the Euro-American based "New
World Order" and implement their OWN agenda of a Sino-Russian based
"Red World Order" [if you will], in that the old Communist
factions of China and Russia will NEVER submit themselves to a New World
Order that is centered outside of Asia, nor one that is run by capitalist
western international banking empires. So then, determine what you will
regarding what follows:
Excerpt from George Washington's angelic vision at Valley Forge in
1777, of World War III and a military invasion of the USA, as related by:
"...And again I heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the
Republic, look and learn.' At this, the dark, shadowy angel placed a
trumpet to his mouth and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from
the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia, and Africa. Then my eyes
beheld a fearful scene. From each of these countries arose thick, black
clouds that were soon joined into one. And throughout this mass, there
gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving
with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America, which
country was enveloped in the volume of cloud. And I dimly saw these vast
armies devastate the whole country, and burn the villages, towns and
cities that I beheld springing up.
"As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of
swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat., I again
heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.'
When the voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once
more to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast.
"Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me,
and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped
America. At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word
'Union,' and who bore our national flag in one hand and a sword in the
other, descended from the heavens attended by legions of white spirits.
These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were
well-nigh overcome, but who immediately taking courage again closed up
their broken ranks and renewed the battle. Again, amid the fearful noise
of the conflict, I heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the
Republic, look and learn.'
"As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel for the last time dipped
water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark
cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the
inhabitants of the land victorious.
"Then once more I beheld the villages, towns and cities, springing
up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, plating the azure
standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with a loud voice:
'While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so
long shall the Union last.' And taking from his brow the crown on which
was blazoned the word 'Union,' he placed it upon the Standard, while the
people, kneeling down, said 'Amen.'
From: Don A.
...Russian and Chinese forces are also very active in Canada. They are
re-building and strengthening railroad tracks for the anticipated heavy
use of railway transportation of incoming military personnel from the west
coast (both Russian and Chinese forces) as well as transporting military
vehicles and armaments and food supplies. New Tracks are also being laid
between border states and Canada. Those people who are arrested as
resisters or dissidents will also be transported in specially prepared
boxcars to the death camps already established near the border, such as
the one near Cut Bank, MT, (see report titled - The Death Camp of Cut
Bank, Montana.) The death camp outside of Cut Bank has been conveniently
located right off a major AMTRAK express line in the anticipation of
transporting resisters and dissidents conveniently to their deaths by
rail. Reports have been received form INTEL sources nationwide which
indicate that certain boxcars are quietly being renovated from the inside
so that they can be used for prisoner transport to such death camps,
[Editor's Note: While I Have no proof of these reports, they do match
Bible prophecy - so I include them here. In addition, I have heard this
report from several credible sources. " In the mouth of two or three
witnesses shall every word be established."]...
In anticipation of the coming invasion from Russia and China, Canada
has even gone so far as to disband it's Western coast guard divisions,
thus they are open to amphibious invasion forces. According to our veteran
intelligence source in New England, the Chinese are very much anticipating
an amphibious invasion of America from the West. This was openly evidenced
recently through the presentation of a documentary report over the BBC
television in London which detailed amphibious forces practicing war
maneuvers and strategy in the Formosa Straits.
When BBC newsmen were permitted to interview these soldiers in
training, they repeatedly asked them the same question. "What are you
preparing to use this training for?" The shocking, consistent reply
was: "FOR THE INVASION OF AMERICA!" When it became clear that
the gaff in security was created by airing this broadcast over television
in England, its scheduled re-broadcast for the next day was hastily
canceled. (Speculate no more on the suspicious suicide of Admiral Michael
Borda... I was informed that he was terminated because of his refusal to
cooperate in the covert plan by our traitorous NWO forces within our own
government to assist in the coming invasion of America. When he refused to
go along with the plan to covertly bring Chinese forces into America thru
the use of our own Navy vessels, orders were given from high to terminate
...Some years ago while I lived near Portland, Oregon, I had a dream in
which I saw Asian soldiers with faces of iron attacking Astoria, Oregon,
50 miles away, and killing everyone in sight. People were stepping to
their front doors to see what the noise was about and were suddenly
killed. The number of soldiers was spectacular. Their mercilessness
shocking...demonic. Many others have had the same dream.
In 1954 and written then. I was almost afraid to tell my vision of war
and invasion in America; so I called Brother Roy Johnson and asked him if
he thought I ought, and he said I should as no doubt God had given it as a
warning, but now a lot of people got stirred up and left the coast, and I
have been told that they are laying the blame to me, saying I told them to
go. But Jesus knows the truth, and that is all that really matters. I only
hope it doesn't hurt my ministry for Jesus' sake. I'd hate for my friends
that I love to think such a thing. I only told what God showed me and then
told the people to pray.
I was praying at home before I ever went to South Bend, Washington, and
God spoke to me in prophecy and said, "You will see what they see,
hear what they hear, and you will sit among them and be astonished seven
days, and you will put your hand over your mouth." I couldn't
understand what He meant, but I never once doubted that it was from God;
and it was, for it came to pass.
I had the first vision two nights before going. It was in the night
before I had gone to sleep when I saw a big relief map of the USAno
states marked off and just in colors of greens and tans. Then I saw a
black strip come on the West Coast as black as black paint. It came
quickly, like taking a paintbrush and making a quick stripe down the west
border from Seattle to lower California. Then it began to spread slowly
like ink in a blotter, and I cried out, "What is it, Lord?" for
I could not understand it and did not think of war. Then all at once the
word "invasion" I heard, I believe in an audible voice. I said,
"Lord, will they take all of America?" And He answered, no, that
it would take the western states. In fact, the exact words were,
"They will not be stopped until they reach the Middle West."
I woke my husband and told him He did not want me to go to South Bend,
but I felt I must go to South Bend and went. I was not afraid. In fact, I
told him this: "If it's God, He will confirm it. If not, I don't want
So I forgot it entirely the first two weeks in South Bend. The third
week I wakened out of a sound sleep as if someone had shaken me roughly.
Then I saw the terrible war. The soldiers were Chinese and a few Russians.
They were dressed in red coats and caps and light khaki trousers, almost
white. They ran in a sort of hop-skip way, and they squealed as they
fought. They looked to be in a fiendish flee. They would plunge their
bayonets in the people's belly and rip them up. They were devils. It was
fiendish hell turned loose.
This time I did not intend to tell it either, but I called Brother
Johnson, and he said to go ahead. I still didn't intend to tell it, but on
Monday eve at Aberdeen fellowship meeting I told it, and seven Holy
Ghost-filled people, the best I can remember the number, came and told me
visions of the same. For one solid week people came, and there was such a
stir that I found myself astonished, almost afraid to speak and finally
caught myself with my hand covering my mouth as God had said, and I was
determined not to mention it again; and I saw a third vision of Christian
martyrs and remembered what God had said, and that's how it went. The
vision of the saints suffering was the worst, and I can never forget
ittorture and rape and everything terrible.
When I came home and told Kirk, he said, "We will leave the
coast." I cried and begged him not to go. I told him God was our
refuge and strength, and he said this: "God showed you what to do. Do
you think He will bless us if you don't obey Him?" And moreover he
said, "Everything you have ever told me came to pass, so why should
So I prayed. I said, "God, if you want us to go, sell my house for
me." I'd had it in five realtors' hands in the past three years, and
it hadn't sold. I said, "Sell it soon if it's you." I listed it
one day, and it sold the next.
Now, I am not telling people what to do. I only know that God directed
my move and told me many would die; many would flee; and some would live
through the war. One thing I know: I believe this to have come from God,
so much so that I'd stake my life on it. I do not know when, but I do know
it is coming.
I never told the visions at Sioux City, but a lady came and told how
God gave her a vision of troops being sent west by the trainload and by
bus over a pavement that was not as yet built when she saw itbut is
now built right where she saw it in her vision.
Dream: WEST COAST INVASION - HEARTBREAK & SEPARATION (received
September 27th, 1990 Thursday, having just moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma to
dream: I saw George Bush and he was standing in front of a white tent.
I can't say he was doing anything.
In the next scene I was called up to this high-rise mansion or called
up to this complex area and I was told that my mother had died. I was
issued a rifle and I had to search around for ammunition. I was only given
a limited amount of ammunition and I was given a rifle. Then it was
impressed upon me that I needed to go out and defend the coast. I went out
along the California Coast and there were enemy soldiers coming in
"IN THE HORDES" to take over the country. On this same beach I
saw a young boy in the distance who appeared to be my son and who was
running frantically toward me thinking I was his dad. As we got closer
together and could clearly recognize one another I realized that he was
not my son and he saw that I was not his father. We were both grieved and
heartbroken, in this instance, because we, like others, had experienced
separation from our families and loved ones.
In the next scene there were very long trains with open box cars having
blue rubberized vinyl covers. Inside one of these boxcars, with the blue
rubberized vinyl covers, were my wife and two children. They were real
cold, and they were being transported to some location like Siberia where
they were to be given a place to live. The place where they were to live
looked much like the large apartment complexes built all over Germany
after World War II. They really weren't that bad, but it was not an
individual home like you would find in the United States, rather, it was
more like the living quarters found in a European Country.
In this dream, my wife, who in reality is quite slim, was very heavy
set with freckles on her face and a scarf on her head. She looked very
much like a Russian Woman. My wife actually appeared more than heavy set,
she actually appeared to be pregnant.
Once again, at the end of the dream, there was much separation of
families between the fathers and mothers and the children with much
heartbreak and grief.
I must also add that I received further visions, dreams and prophecies
in abbreviated format on the same subject by e-mail which unfortunately
are not posted on the Web. One particular e-mail was on a brief excerpt of
a book entitled "Destiny of America" by Timothy G. Snodgrass
(Prophetic Intelligence Network, P. O. Box 1242, Bend, OR 97709). He
outlines one particular vision in which he saw a nuclear attack on
America. He details the ensuing death, by radiation, of many people while
many others "wandered aimlessly, having a look of hopelessness and
death written on their faces." Famine and poverty were everywhere. He
was carried in the Spirit throughout the country to witness America's
post-nuclear attack and destruction, particularly California. He also
speaks of the "war in the heavens." There were "many
clashes and dogfights with the Chinese in the air." He also saw
Chinese troops "landing on our shores and gathering people into
camps." (See ARTICLESEquot;The Coming American Holocaust") He
gives a strong, graphic account of everything shown him which lines up
with many of the visions and dreams referred to here.
The following post appeared on an e-mail list hosted by Eaglenet
[TheEagle-L] Re: Vision of China
I have had dreams of fighting the Chinese soldiers. In one dreem when I
was a teen, I was in a zodiac boat with other people in camoflage going
down a river [in the U.S.?]. We saw a tin shack with a radio tower next to
it. We went in the shack to look at the equipment. I saw a patrol boat
with Chinese soldiers coming up the river. I quickly got some wire and
hooked the wire to the door and the other end to a large battery in the
shack and aimed my rifle at the door. As soon as heard a scream I shot
trough the door and the recoil of the rifle woke me up. And I had another
dream involving Chinese soldiers I was on a highway walking when I came
across burned vehicles and other sorts of debris. I saw a Chinese soldier
standing up above a crowd of people saying to surrender to us and you will
have a better life. I came across a 50Cal. machine gun in one of the
overturned trucks and I could only find 3 rounds and they were chained
together. I loaded the gun and fired on the soldier and I woke up. These
dreams were strange. I had these dreams before I knew about China and what
a threat they [may be] to the U.S. I don't have dreams about killing ether
except in these two dreems. And I don't fantasize about killing.
Conan C. Harris
...U. S. INVADED: Shortly after the second earthquake the United States
will be attacked by invading forces. Russia will invade the East coast and
China the West coast. The invasion will include missile attacks. She was
shown that the invasion would occur when people were eating and drinking
which Gail believes to be Thanksgiving, but possibly Christmas. There will
be nuclear attacks on both coasts, Las Vegas, and perhaps in Utah. [Note:
This is supposed to take place following an October Wall Street economic
COLLAPSE, which will be followed by a long-lasting quake 10 days later,
and a MAJOR quake that will break many dams 15 days following the first
quake. She saw the invasion taking place near or shortly after the second
quake. 3 1/2 years after the first two quakes, two more MEGA-QUAKES will
hit that will shake the entire planet and will kill millions and literally
cause whole mountain ranges to rise and fall].
...Many, including Isaiah and Gayle, have been shown the invasion of
the US by Russia on the east coast and China on the west coast. Isaiah
says that the invading forces, after accomplishing great destruction will
be stopped by divine intervention and themselves destroyed &/or driven
back. One man was told that the invasion would occur after the US ships
troops to Korea. [Note: Gail has also stated that she has had
dreams/visions of what may be destined to be the greatest military ground
battle in the history of the world, which will take place in the Nevada
desert between Eastern and Western military forces].
From: Dan Evehema
[Hopi Prophecy]: "...The liberators will come in from the west
with great force. They will drop down from the sky like rain. They will
have no mercy. We must not get on the house tops to watch. They will shake
us by our ears, like children who have been bad. This will be the final
decisive battle between good and evil. This battle will cleanse the heart
of people and restore our Mother Earth from illness, and the wicked will
be gotten rid of."
The following is from Kathy Kritz, and was submitted to the Berean
Bible School's Prophetic Mailing List [now inactive!?]:
29 May, 1997
I wanted to share what I have been seeing traveling from our home to
our church for the past six months. After reading about the different
reports coming in I thought this would be the right timing, I have been
asking the Lord what this means. I have been seeing (but wasn't revealed
the meaning) except it was China taking over different pockets of the USA.
My family and I live about 40 miles to our church so we have to drive
every Sunday to get there. For the past 6 months or so whenever we get to
a certain area I begin to see these soldiers in black pants with red
jackets, black boots with some kind of emblem on their lapel. (I cannot
see the emblems impression yet I know it plays a significant role in
identification and time). Anyway these soldiers are scattered in groups
where they have taken over this area (roughly covering an area of about
two small cities population).
I just see them standing around but sense they are from China and this
has been a takeover of this area. There are no Americans in sight but a
sense of devastation and imprisonment all about this area of Americans and
homes being confiscated. That is all I have but it occurs at the same
place every time. We live about 40 miles south of Nashville, Tn and our
church is approximately 2 miles from Nashville. The Lord has also
confirmed this through my son which is 13. He has dreams of us being in
underground caves fighting the Chinese, my husband as well has had dreams
of our family being in the mountains fighting gorilla warfare from enemy
forces. They are too much to go into but the Lord usually gives the dreams
to them out of the blue. Of course my son does not evaluate them, he just
wakes up sometimes and tells me Mom let me tell you about my dream, and it
is usually prophetic in nature of what the Lord is showing me as well as
my husband. We try not to focus on the dreams so that my son will not
manufacture them. Actually we do not even talk much about it but listen to
what he says in the dream and take it to the Lord later by ourselves.
* * *
In 1998, I saw a news
item on Sky News about China making military preparations in the
north east of their country. The Chinese had their sights on invading
North America. I could hardly believe what I was seeing reported!
Several months elapsed,
and I heard nothing more on the news. I even forgot about this news flash.
Then, on the night of
25th March 1999, my wife Helena had a dream from God. It was quite simple.
We keep a diary of the dreams God gives us, because they come frequently. 21
Here is that entry from
our dream diary:
Helena. Dream of Chinese Attack. In two years time the attack will
start. It is a definite plan, like a machine, it is programmed. There is
no turning it back because America will not turn to God.
At first, we thought God
meant that the invasion of America would begin two years from the time the
dream was given. But God has indicated more recently that that was not
what He meant.
One day as I was writing
about this, He spoke into my spirit and added that the two years are to be
reckoned from a presently undisclosed event. That event could be the
inauguration of President Bush or the falling of New York's World Trade
Centre, although God has not said definitely.
Whatever, time is very
short for America. It faces ruin and foreign enslavement because of its
unrestrained moral decadence.
21 Recounted in Dreams
and Visions From God (£5.00) from Midnight Ministries, PO Box 29,
Aylesbury, HP17 8TL, UK.
Wal-Mart Killing off Grocery Competitors &
Driving Down Workers Wages
From Agribusiness Examiner #295 10/19/03
By Al Krebs <email@example.com>
WAL-MART CONTINUES TO CREATE
CHAOS IN RETAIL FOOD BUSINESS AFTER
DRIVING NEARLY TWO DOZEN NATIONAL
SUPERMARKET CHAINS INTO BANKRUPTCY
STEVEN GREENHOUSE, NEW YORK TIMES:
In February Wal-Mart will open its first grocery supercenter in
California, offering everything from tires to prime meats, and that could
be a blessing for middle-class consumers. The reason is simple: Wal-Mart's
prices are 14% lower than its competitors', according to a study by the
investment bank UBS Warburg.
But not everyone is rejoicing about Wal-Mart's five-year plan to
open 40 supercenters in California, stores combining general merchandise
and groceries that are expected to gobble up $3.2 billion in sales.
three largest supermarket chains, Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons, are scared,
and so are tens of thousands of supermarket workers whose union contracts
have put them solidly in the middle class.
The three grocers' fears of fierce competition from Wal-Mart and
their related drive to cut costs are widely seen as the main reason behind
the week-old strike by 70,000 workers at 859 supermarkets in Southern
Wal-Mart has already helped push more than two dozen national
supermarket chains into bankruptcy over the past decade. That list
includes names like Grand Union; Bruno's, once Alabama's largest
supermarket chain; and Homeland Stores, formerly Oklahoma's largest.
And unionized supermarket workers fear that Wal-Mart's invasion will
oust them from the middle class by pulling down their wages and benefits,
which, taken together, are more than 50% higher than those of Wal-Mart
workers. At Wal-Mart, the average wage is about $8.50 an hour, compared
with $13 at unionized supermarkets.
"Wal-Mart's superstores are going to have a devastating impact
on California's supermarkets," said Burt Flickinger III, a retailing
consultant, noting that union wages and prices are higher in California
than in most of the country.
Eager to stay competitive against Wal-Mart, Albertsons, Vons (owned
by Safeway) and Ralphs (owned by Kroger) have demanded a two-year wage
freeze for current workers, a lower pay scale for new hires and greater
employee contributions for health coverage. Those employees now pay no
health insurance premiums, while Wal-Mart employees often must pay
premiums of $200 a month and deductibles of up to $1,000 a year, if they
With Wal-Mart in mind, supermarkets have engaged in tough bargaining
across the country. That has led to a 12-day-old strike by 10,000
supermarket workers in Missouri and a six-day-old strike by 3,000 workers
at 44 Krogers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.
It is hard to underestimate the power of Wal-Mart. It has 1.4
million employees and had $245 billion in revenues last year, equaling 2.5
percent of the gross domestic product. Each week 138 million shoppers
Wal-Mart's 4,750 stores. Last year, 82 percent of American households
bought at least one item there.
Wal-Mart sells 32 percent of the nation's disposable diapers, and it
is the largest customer for Walt Disney and Procter & Gamble. It has
singlehandedly persuaded music companies to issue sanitized versions of
CD's. Its 1,397 supercenters account for 19% of the nation's grocery
sales, making it the largest grocery retailer.
With Wal-Mart planning 1,000 more supercenters in the next five
years, Retail Forward, a consulting firm, estimates that Wal-Mart's
grocery and drug sales will double to $162 billion, giving it 35% of the
domestic food market and 25% of the drug market.
When Wal-Mart goes like gangbusters into an area, as it plans to do
in California, competitors often feel panic. In Dallas, its share of the
grocery market has soared to 16.4 percent from 8.5 percent in the past two
years, according to TradeDimensions International.
"We have been in business for 68 years, and in that period of
time, we have seen dozens of competitors come and go," said Jack
Brown, president of Stater Brothers, a supermarket chain in the Orange
County and San Diego areas. "However, Southern California has never
seen as big a competitive threat as the Wal-Mart supercenter."
Many factors explain Wal-Mart's ability to charge low prices,
including economies of scale, the pressures it puts on suppliers and its
embrace of imports --- it imported $12 billion in goods from China last
of American imports from China.
Another big factor is Wal-Mart's relatively low wages. Its sales
clerks average about $8.50 an hour, or about $14,000 a year, while the
poverty line for a family of three is $15,060. In California, the
unionized stockers and clerks average $17.90 an hour after two years on
the job. Mr. Flickinger said wages and benefits for Wal-Mart's full-time
workers average $10 to $14 per hour less than for unionized supermarket
"The strike out here involves workers who enjoy decent wages,
vacations and health benefits," said Kent Wong, director of the
Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California at
Los Angeles. "These things were taken for granted, they made them
part of the middle class, but now these workers are threatened with having
these things taken away."
A big savings for Wal-Mart comes in health care, where Wal-Mart pays
30% less for coverage for each insured worker than the industry average.
An estimated 40% of employees are not covered by its health plan because
many cannot afford the premiums or have not worked at Wal-Mart long enough
"What this means is, if I'm a Wal-Mart employee and I hurt my
hand and go to the emergency room, who's going to pay for it? The taxpayer
is," said Mr. Brown, the supermarket executive. "Wal-Mart's
fringe benefits are being paid
Wal-Mart officials say that their expansion will be a boon for
California consumers and that their wages and benefits are competitive.
Why else, they ask, would 600,000 workers take jobs at Wal-Mart each year?
Greg Denier, chief spokesman for the United Food and Commercial
Workers, said the fear of Wal-Mart's supercenters is the main cause for
the California strike, but he argued that the supermarkets have
exaggerated the threat as a strategy to squeeze their workers.
"They keep saying they have to do this because Wal-Mart is
bringing supercenters to California," he said, "but it's part of
a national program to ratchet down wages and benefits."
Yet Wall Street analysts and retailing consultants say the
California supermarkets, like others across the country, risk being
stomped by Wal-Mart.
November 27, 2004
Law-breaker, union-buster, tax-escapee and shifter of costs to
others, the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, announced last week that
it would respect the wishes of its Chinese workers to form a union. As is
usual with Wal-Mart announcements, a substantial overstatement is working
In China, unions are not independent; they are government-controlled
with the Chinese communist party turning them into what would be called
"company unions" in the U.S. With 40 stores in China already,
Wal-Mart understands that these essentially Communist Party-controlled
unions serve as a controlling mechanism over workers a one-stop system
which often have an in-company manager in charge.
China is seen by Wal-Mart as the future. With the U.S. market
approaching saturation (Wal-Mart has 3,600 big and bigger stores here),
the company with the biggest gross revenues in the world -- $258.7 billion
last year is importing more from Chinese factories then is the entire
country of Germany.
Its message to U.S. suppliers is that if they cannot meet the
"China price," they should close down in America and open up in
the world's largest communist dictatorship. Astonishing, isn't it, that
this giant capitalist corporation is using this Communist regime as its
labor enforcement arm to drive down wages and benefits in the U.S.
In Western Europe, Wal-Mart has to treat its workers better than it
treats its American workers. European labor laws are much tougher than
those in the U.S. Wal-Mart has to give its workers paid vacations (from
four to eight weeks depending on the country), better benefits and working
conditions. There is no "off the clock" work or wages not fully
paid for long periods of time. Wal-Mart has even agreed to collectively
bargain with a large German union.
In the country of its birth, Wal-Mart is wrecking havoc with worker
standards of living. It forces other large grocery chains to demand from
their unionized employees lower wages and benefits to be able to compete
with Wall-Mart's race to the bottom. This direction is a historically
tragic reverse for the U.S. economy that before World War II featured
rising wages that increased consumer demand and improved livelihoods.
Increasingly, Wal-Mart's immense arc of influence here is pushing wages
and benefits downward. With hundreds of thousands of its nearly 1.4
million workers making under $7.50 an hour, before payroll deductions,
(the average wage is between $7.50 and $8.50 an hour), the
average-on-the-clock workweek is only 32 hours. Since Wal-Mart defines
anyone working fewer than 34 hours per week as part-time, they have to
wait for two years before qualifying for health insurance whose co-payment
takes one-fifth of the average paycheck. Get the idea of what is meant by
the Wal-Mart way.
Waiting periods are key to Wal-Mart's phony health insurance
boasting in their television ads. Impoverished employees don't stay, with
turnover rates for these hourly employees at 50 percent to 100 percent at
Wal-Mart is devilishly ingenious in thinking up ways to have
taxpayers fill in its wage gap. Put them on partial welfare, says the very
well paid company bosses who make millions of dollars each per year. These
workers are given advice on how to apply so that taxpayers subsidize
For example, in Georgia, over 10, 261 children of Wal-Mart employees
are enrolled in the state's Peachcare program for health insurance in
families meeting federal poverty criteria.
According to the report, Everyday Low Wages, one 200-person Wal-Mart
store could cost federal taxpayers over $420,000 per year. These costs
include subsidized lunches, health insurance and housing assistance,
federal tax credits and deductions for low-income families, among other
examples of Wal-Mart's freeloading.
Enough is never enough for this corporation. It often demands
substantial local tax breaks from municipalities as a condition for
locating there. Although successful local opposition is blocking dozens of
Wal-Mart location plans, this corporate welfare King still manages to
escape its fair share of taxes, while local home owner and small
businesses ante up for local public services and assume Wal-Mart's share.
That is, small businesses that manages to remain in the hollowed out Main
Streets that are the aftermath of a Wal-Mart opening. Minimal thinking by
consumers say Wal-Mart is a bargain; maximum thinking starts adding up the
local, national and global costs of this Goliath depressor of purchasing
power by workers.
For more information on these cost burdens, see the website WalMartWatch.com
which also shows how communities have stopped the Wal-Mart invasion.
The name Costco is short for the Chinese Over-Seas Trading Company. The
group that directly controls Costco is the Government of the People's
Republic of China. Thus the employees at Costco may be American but the
senior management staff, whom the employees take their orders from, are
employees (and most likely members) of the Communist Chinese Government.
Costco shoppers pay at least $45 a year for store membership and
shopping privileges. Multiply that by almost 25 million members, and
that's more than $1 billion.
"With that membership fee, you in essence lock them into
shopping with you. You build that loyalty," Sinegal said. (Sinegal is
CEO of COSTCO) As a co-founder of the company, Sinegal owns a lot of
Costco's stock more than $150 million worth.
|Hajj pilgrims: Death to Israel and
pilgrims shout hateful slogans, hear speech on 'satanic policies of
As two million
Muslim pilgrims flooded Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a speech
said to have been written by Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah 'Ali
Khamanai was delivered by his representative for Hajj affairs, Muhammad
The speech - one of the Hajjs first events - spoke of
"the mercenary government of Israel" and the "satanic
policies of international Zionism," as well as targeting the United
Typical was an attack on the "colonial methods" used by the
"Great Satan." During the speech, many members of the audience
held up yellow placards reading "Death to America" and pink
placards reading "Death to Israel.
Comments of this nature made by the Iranian regime are far from new.
But as The Media Line's analysts explain, the fact that they were
expressed by an Iranian official on Saudi Arabian soil in the language of
the Saudis (and not in Farsi, the Iranian language), should be a source of
concern to Washington. Saudi Arabia is considered one of America's most
important allies in the Middle East.
Following are some excerpts from the Khamanai speech, as read by
Muhammad Muhammadi Reyshahri:
"The Muslim nations face today a post-modernist colonialism. They
have to benefit from their experience, and prevent the enemy from
repeating the unsheathing of its sword in the shape of oppression against
their values and fate."
"Today, the fleets of the arrogants are advancing once again,
using cunning methods to perpetuate and strengthen their rule over the
Muslim nations. The slogan of spreading democracy and human rights is one
of the deceiving methods used. The Great Satan (common phrase in Iran,
depicting the United States) is incarnating evil and violence against
mankind, while raising the flag of defending human rights, and calling the
Middle East nations to democratize."
"America and all other usurpers mobilized all their media outlets
and political forces, in order to thwart the Islamic renaissance, or to
oppress it if they can. The Islamic nations must understand the situation
today, and to follow it with caution. The religious clerics, the religious
authorities, the intellectuals, the students, the writers, the poets, the
artists, the youth, and the elite must all take with all seriousness
the appropriate initiative, in order to prevent greedy America from
beginning a new phase in its colonial rule over the Islamic nations."
"The Muslim world has to get rid of the constant state of learning
from others, and to rely on its own resources, aiming at scientific
"The blind and brutal terror, which the occupiers use as an excuse
to attack Islam and Muslims, and to continue their military invasion, is
something that the Islamic values reject and denounce."
When The Media Line presented the above excerpts to the U.S. State
Department for comment, a spokesman replied that, Remarks such as these
are outrageous and unacceptable. These remarks reflect an openly
anti-Semitic and anti-U.S. platform from Iranian leadership that we find
both troubling and destabilizing. We have been very clear about the
troubling nature of Iranian behavior including its support for
international terrorism, its pursuit for weapons of mass destruction, its
deplorable human rights record, and its opposition to regional
Saudi Arabian officials and the Ministry of Hajj failed to respond to
numerous requests for comment by The Media Line.
This article has been
reproduced by permission of The
from an article Iposted at http://www.sherryshriner.com/sherry/invasion.htm
.....Another clever deception has been Christian
Zionism. The Lord's people have no business supporting today's Israel. The
Khazar Talmudic Jews run Israel today and 90% of those or more who claim
to be Jews are Talmud worshippers. The Talmud claims Jesus is boiling in
excrement in hell. They do not accept Jesus as the Messiah and plan to
exterminate all those who do. At the same time, it is the Lord's
"people" who have been deceived into supporting them and sending
them billions of dollars in aide every year. The Lord is not returning His
people back to Israel until He returns Himself. When the United Nations
declared Israel a nation in 1948 it was to suit their own Satanic
Illuminati plans of deception and world domination. They have deceived
Christians ever since with pro-Zionism cheerleaders such as Hal Lindsey
and others who often wave the Zion flag for everyone to support Satan
worshipping Talmudic Jews. It's blasphemous and ludicrous. And the
churches fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
Anyone could do five minutes of
research and discover it's the Khazar Jews who dominate Israel today.
These are the fulfillment of Rev. 2:9 and Rev. 3:9 of those who call
themselves Jews but are not. The Khazars are not bloodline Jewish
It is these "Jews" who are
dominate within the alien agenda and running most governments around the
world today with their Illuminati agenda backed and supported by the
Jesuits and Vatican.
Everything always goes back to the
Vatican. Why? Because it's Satan's seat on Earth. The position titled the
Black Pope is the real power in the Vatican, not the "white"
pope that everyone sees. It is the black pope who is Satan's second hand
man on earth and runs the governments, religions, and militaries of the
world. Satan rules the world through him. Who is the black pope of today?
Hans Van Kolvenbach.
GLOBALIZATION KILLS AMERICA
Yes, the number of dead souls is small but growing among America's
business, professional, intellectual and academic elites. Possessing in
Scott's words, "titles, power and pelf", they also have
decreasing ties with the American nation. Coming back to America from a
foreign strand, they are not likely to be overwhelmed with deep feelings
of commitment to their "native land." Their attitudes and
behavior contrast with the overwhelming patriotism and nationalistic
identification of the rest of the American public. A major gap is growing
in America between the dead or dying souls among its elites and its
"Thank God for America" public. This gap was temporarily
obscured by the patriotic rallying after September 11. In the absence of
repeated comparable attacks, however, the pervasive and fundamental forces
of economic globalization make it likely that the denationalizing of
elites will continue.
Globalization involves a huge expansion in the international
interactions among individuals, corporations, governments, NGOs and other
entities; growth in number and size of multinational corporations
investing, producing and marketing globally; and the multiplication of
international organizations, regimes and regulations. The impact of these
developments differs among groups and among countries. The involvement of
individuals in globalizing processes varies almost directly with their
socio-economic status. Elites have more and deeper transnational
interests, commitments and identities than non-elites. American elites,
government agencies, businesses and other organizations have been far more
important in the globalization process than those of other countries.
Hence there is reason for their commitments to national identities and
national interests to be relatively weaker.
These developments resemble on a global basis what happened in the
United States after the Civil War. As industrialization moved ahead,
businesses could no longer succeed if their operations were confined to a
particular locality or state. They had to go national in order to get the
capital, workers and markets they needed. Ambitious individuals had to
become geographically, organizationally and, to some extent,
occupationally mobile, and pursue their careers on a national rather than
a local basis. The growth of national corporations and other national
associations promoted national viewpoints, national interests and national
power. National laws and standards took precedence over state ones.
National consciousness and national identity became preeminent over state
and regional identities. The rise of transnationalism, although in its
early stages, is somewhat similar.
Transnational ideas and people fall into three categories:
universalist, economic and moralist. The universalist approach is, in
effect, American nationalism and exceptionalism taken to the extreme. In
this view, America is exceptional not because it is a unique nation but
because it has become the "universal nation." It has merged with
the world through the coming to America of people from other societies and
through the widespread acceptance of American popular culture and values
by other societies. The distinction between America and the world is
disappearing because of the triumph of American power and the appeal of
American society and culture. The economic approach focuses on economic
globalization as a transcendent force breaking down national boundaries,
merging national economies into a single global whole, and rapidly eroding
the authority and functions of national governments. This view is
prevalent among executives of multinational corporations, large NGOs, and
comparable organizations operating on a global basis and among individuals
with skills, usually of a highly technical nature, for which there is a
global demand and who are thus able to pursue careers moving from country
to country. The moralistic approach decries patriotism and nationalism as
evil forces and argues that international law, institutions, regimes and
norms are morally superior to those of individual nations. Commitment to
humanity must supersede commitment to nation. This view is found among
intellectuals, academics and journalists. Economic transnationalism is
rooted in the bourgeoisie, moralistic transnationalism in the
|In 1953, the head of General Motors, nominated to be
secretary of defense, proclaimed, "What's good for General Motors is
good for America." He was widely criticized for not saying that
what's good for America is good for General Motors. Either way, both he
and his critics presumed some coincidence of interest between corporation
and country. Now, however, multinational corporations see their interests
as separate from America's interests. As their global operations expand,
corporations founded and headquartered in the United States gradually
become less American. In the 1990s, corporations such as Ford, Aetna,
Motorola, Price Costco and Kimberly-Clark forcefully rejected, in response
to a Ralph Nader proposal, expressions of patriotism and explicitly
defined themselves as multinational. America-based corporations operating
globally recruit their workforce and their executives, including their top
ones, without regard to nationality. The CIA, one of its officials said in
1999, can no longer count on the cooperation of American corporations as
it once was able to do, because the corporations view themselves as
multinational and may not think it in their interests to help the U.S.
Nationalism has proven wrong Karl Marx's concept of a unified
international proletariat. Globalization is proving right Adam Smith's
observation that while "the proprietor of land is necessarily a
citizen of the particular country in which his estate lies . . . the
proprietor of stock is properly a citizen of the world, and is not
necessarily attached to any particular country." Smith's 1776 words
describe the way contemporary transnational businessmen see themselves.
Summarizing their interviews with executives of 23 American multinational
corporations and nonprofit organizations, James Davison Hunter and Joshua
"Surely these elites are cosmopolitans: they travel the world
and their field of responsibility is the world. Indeed, they see
themselves as 'global citizens.' Again and again, we heard them say that
they thought of themselves more as 'citizens of the world' who happen to
carry an American passport than as U.S. citizens who happen to work in a
global organization. They possess all that is implied in the notion of
the cosmopolitan. They are sophisticated, urbane and universalistic in
their perspective and ethical commitments."
Together with the "globalizing elites" of other countries,
these American executives inhabit a "socio-cultural bubble"
apart from the cultures of individual nations and communicate with each
other in a social science-y version of English, which Hunter and Yates
label "global speak."
The economic globalizers are fixated on the world as an economic
unit. As Hunter and Yates report,
"All these globalizing organizations, and not just the
multinational corporations, operate in a world defined by 'expanding
markets', the need for 'competitive advantage', 'efficiency',
'cost-effectiveness', 'maximizing benefits and minimizing costs', 'niche
markets', 'profitability' and 'the bottom line.' They justify this focus
on the grounds that they are meeting the need of consumers all over the
world. That is their constituency."
"One thing globalization has done", a consultant to Archer
Daniels Midland said, "is to transfer the power of governments to the
global consumer."2 As the global market replaces the
national community, the national citizen gives way to the global consumer.
Economic transnationals are the nucleus of an emerging global
superclass. The Global Business Policy Council asserts:
"The rewards of an increasingly integrated global economy have
brought forth a new global elite. Labeled 'Davos Men', 'gold-collar
workers' or . . . 'cosmocrats', this emerging class is empowered by new
notions of global connectedness. It includes academics, international
civil servants and executives in global companies, as well as successful
Estimated to number about 20 million in 2000, of whom 40 percent
were American, this elite is expected to double in size by 2010.3
Comprising fewer than 4 percent of the American people, these
transnationalists have little need for national loyalty, view national
boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national
governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to
facilitate the elite's global operations. In the coming years, one
corporation executive confidently predicted, "the only people who
will care about national boundaries are politicians."
Involvement in transnational institutions, networks and activities
not only defines the global elite but also is critical to achieving elite
status within nations. Someone whose loyalties, identities and
involvements are purely national is less likely to rise to the top in
business, academia, the media and the professions than someone who
transcends these limits. Outside politics, those who stay home stay
behind. Those who move ahead think and act internationally. As sociologist
Manuel Castells has said, "Elites are cosmopolitan, people are
local." The opportunity to join this transnational world, however, is
limited to a small minority of people in industrialized countries and to
only a miniscule handful of people in developing countries.
The global involvements of the transnational economic elites erode
their sense of belonging to a national community. An early 1980s poll
"The higher people's income and education . . . the more
conditional the allegiance. . . . They were more likely than the poor
and uneducated to say they would leave the country if they could double
In the early 1990s, future Secretary of Labor Robert Reich reached a
similar conclusion, noting that "America's highest income earners . .
. have been seceding from the rest of the nation."5 This
seceding elite is, as John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge say,
"increasingly cut off from the rest of society: Its members
study in foreign universities, spend a period of time working abroad and
work for organizations that have a global reach. They constitute a world
within a world, linked to each other by myriad global networks but
insulated from the more hidebound members of their own societies. . . .
They are more likely to spend their time chatting with their peers
around the worldvia phone or e-mailthan talking with their
neighbors in the projects around the corner."6
Contemporary intellectuals have reinforced these trends. They
abandon their commitment to their nation and their fellow citizens and
argue the moral superiority of identifying with humanity at large. This
proclivity florished in the academic world in the 1990s. The University of
Chicago's Martha Nussbaum denounced emphasis on "patriotic
pride" as "morally dangerous", urged the ethical
superiority of cosmopolitanism over patriotism, and argued that people
should direct their "allegiance" to the "worldwide
community of human beings." Amy Gutmann of Princeton argues that it
was "repugnant" for American students to learn that they are,
"above all, citizens of the United States." The "primary
allegiance" of Americans, she wrote, "should not be to the
United States or to some other politically sovereign community", but
to "democratic humanism." George Lipsitz of the University of
California, San Diego, argued that "in recent years refuge in
patriotism has been the first resort of scoundrels of all sorts."
Richard Sennett of NYU denounced "the evil of a shared national
identity" and judged the erosion of national sovereignty
"basically a positive phenomenon." Peter Spiro of Hofstra
University approvingly concluded that it is "increasingly difficult
to use the word 'we' in the context of international affairs." In the
past people used the word "we" with reference to the
nation-state, but now affiliation with the nation-state "no longer
necessarily defines the interests or even allegiances of the individual at
the international level."7
Moralist transnationals reject or are highly critical of the concept
of national sovereignty. They agree with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
that national sovereignty ought to give way to "individual
sovereignty" so that the international community can act to prevent
or stop gross violations by governments of the rights of their citizens.
This principle provides a basis for the United Nations to intervene
militarily or otherwise in the domestic affairs of states, a practice
explicitly prohibited by the UN Charter. More generally, the moralists
advocate the supremacy of international law over national law, the greater
legitimacy of decisions made through international rather than national
processes, and the expansion of the powers of international institutions
compared to those of national governments. Moralist international lawyers
have developed the concept of "customary international law",
which holds that norms and practices that have wide acceptance can be a
basis for invalidating national laws.
A key step making this principle a reality in America was the 1980
decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals interpreting a 1789
statute designed to protect American ambassadors. In this case, Filartiga
v. Pena-Irala, the court held that Paraguayan citizens residing in the
United States could bring civil action in American courts against a
Paraguayan government official whom they accused of murdering a Paraguayan
in Paraguay. This ruling led to a number of similar cases being filed in
U.S. courts. In these cases, courts in one country transcend the
territorial jurisdiction of their country and assert the authority to act
on alleged human rights abuses by foreigners against foreigners in foreign
Moralist international lawyers argue that precedents in customary
international law supersede previous federal and state laws. Since
customary international law is not set forth in either statutes or
treaties, it is, as the noted legal scholar Jeremy Rabkin says, whatever
experts persuade "a judge to think it may be. For that reason, it is
likely to reach more and more deeply into domestic affairs. If a norm in
customary international law exists against race discrimination, why not
also against sex discrimination? And then why not also against
discrimination on the basis of citizenship or language or sexual
Moralist international lawyers argue American law must meet
international standards and approve of unelected foreign judges, as well
as American ones, defining the civil rights of Americans in terms of
international rather than American norms. In general, moralist
transnationals believe that the United States should support the creation
of tribunals such as the International Criminal Court and abide by its
decisions as well as those of the International Court of Justice, the UN
General Assembly and comparable bodies.
The prevalence of anti-patriotic attitudes among liberal
intellectuals led some of them to warn their fellow liberals of the
consequences of such attitudes for the future not of America but of
American liberalism. Most Americans, as the American public philosopher
Richard Rorty has written, take pride in their country, but "many of
the exceptions to this rule are found in colleges and universities, in the
academic departments that have become sanctuaries for left-wing political
views." These leftists have done "a great deal of good for . . .
women, African-Americans, gay men and lesbians. . . . But there is a
problem with this Left: it is unpatriotic." It "repudiates the
idea of a national identity and the emotion of national pride." If
the Left is to retain influence, it must recognize that a "sense of
shared national identity . . . is an absolutely essential component of
citizenship." Without patriotism, the Left will be unable to achieve
its goals for America.9 Liberals, in short, must use patriotism
as a means to achieve liberal goals.
While elements of America's business and intellectual elites are
identifying more with the world as a whole and defining themselves as
"global citizens", Americans as a whole are becoming more
committed to their nation. Huge majorities of Americans claim to be
patriotic and express great pride in their country. Asked in 1991,
"How proud are you to be an American?", 96 percent of Americans
said "very proud" or "quite proud." The terrorist
attacks of 9/11 could not and did not have much effect on these high
levels of patriotic assertion; in September 2002, 91 percent of Americans
were "extremely" or "very" proud to be American.10
These affirmations of patriotism and pride in country might be less
meaningful if people in other countries responded similarly. By and large,
they do not. Americans have consistently and overwhelmingly been foremost
among peoples in their patriotism and their identification with their
country. This country ranked first in national pride among the 41 to 65
countries covered in each of the World Values Surveys of 198182,
199091, and 199596, with 96 to 98 percent of Americans saying they
were "very proud" or "quite proud" of their country.
The extent of their identification varies, however, with their
socio-economic status, race and place of birth. In the 199091 World
Values Survey, over 98 percent of native-born Americans, immigrants,
non-Hispanic whites, blacks and 95 percent of Hispanics said they were
very proud or quite proud of their country. When asked about the priority
of their national identity, however, differences appeared. Thirty-one
percent of the native-born and of non-Hispanic whites said they identified
primarily with America, but these proportions dropped to 25 percent for
blacks, 19 percent for Hispanics and 17 percent for immigrants. Asked
whether they would be willing to fight for America, 81 percent of
non-Hispanic whites and 79 percent of native-born Americans said yes,
compared to 75 percent of immigrants, 67 percent of blacks and 52 percent
As these figures suggest, recent immigrants and the descendants of
people coerced into becoming part of American society are likely to have
more ambivalent attitudes toward that society than the descendants of
settlers and earlier immigrants. Blacks and other minorities have fought
valiantly in America's wars. Yet significantly fewer blacks than whites
think of themselves as patriotic. In a 1989 poll 95 percent of whites and
72 percent of blacks said that they considered themselves "very"
or "somewhat" patriotic.12 In a 1998 survey of the
parents of school children, 91 percent of white, 92 percent of Hispanic
and 91 percent of immigrant parents strongly or somewhat agreed with the
statement, "The U.S. is a better country than most other countries in
the world." Among African-American parents, the proportion dropped to
84 percent. In other surveys, black-white differences have been somewhat
less, yet in a September 2002 Gallup poll for ABC News-Washington Post, 74
percent of whites and 53 percent of non-whites said they were
"extremely" proud to be an American, a larger difference than
between other major social-economic categories.13
Overall, however, with only minor variations, Americans
overwhelmingly and intensely identify with their country, particularly
compared to other peoples. While American elites may be denationalizing,
Americans, the conductors of one comparative survey fittingly concluded,
remain "the world's most patriotic people."
Growing differences between the leaders of major institutions and
the public on domestic and foreign policy issues affecting national
identity form a major cultural fault line cutting across class,
denominational, racial, regional and ethnic distinctions. In a variety of
ways, the American establishment, governmental and private, has become
increasingly divorced from the American people. Politically, America
remains a democracy because key public officials are selected through free
and fair elections. In many respects, however, it has become an
unrepresentative democracy because on crucial issuesespecially those
involving national identityits leaders pass laws and implement policies
contrary to the views of the American people. Concomitantly, the American
people have become increasingly alienated from politics and government.
Apart from business and the military, contemporary American elites
in categories such as the media, labor, religion, law and bureaucracy were
almost twice to more than three times as liberal as the public as a whole,
according to a 1980s survey. Another survey similarly found that on moral
issues elites are "consistently more liberal" than rank-and-file
Americans.14 Governmental, nonprofit and communications elites
in particular are overwhelmingly liberal in their outlooks. So also are
academics. The radical students of the 1960s have become tenured
professors, particularly in elite institutions. As Stanley Rothman
observes, "Social science faculties at elite universities are
overwhelmingly liberal and cosmopolitan or on the Left. Almost any form of
civic loyalty or patriotism is considered reactionary."15
Liberalism tends to go with irreligiosity as well. In a 1969 study by
Lipset and Ladd, at least 71 percent of Jewish, Catholic and Protestant
academics who identified themselves as liberal also identified themselves
as being "basically opposed to religion."
These differences in ideology, nationalism and religion generate
differences on domestic and foreign policy issues related to national
identity. The public is overwhelmingly concerned with the protection of
military security, societal security, the domestic economy and
sovereignty. Foreign policy elites are less concerned with these issues
and more concerned with U.S. promotion of international security, peace,
globalization and the economic development of foreign nations than is the
public. There is, as Jack Citrin concludes, a "gulf between elite
advocacy of multiculturalism and stubborn mass support of assimilation to
a common national identity."16 The parallel gap between
the nationalist public and cosmopolitan elites has its most dramatic
impact on the relation between American identity and foreign policy. A
1994 study by Citrin and others concluded that
"the dwindling of consensus about America's international role
follows from the waning of agreement on what it means to be an American,
on the very character of American nationalism. The domestic underpinnings
for the long post-World War II hegemony of cosmopolitan liberalism and
internationalism have frayed, quite apart from the fact that the United
States no longer confronts a powerful military adversary."17
The public and elites agree on many foreign policy issues. Yet
overall the differences between them far exceed the similarities. The
public is nationalist, elites transnationalist. In 1998, for instance,
differences from 22 to 42 percent existed between the views of the public
and those of a representative group of foreign policy leaders on 34 major
foreign policy issues.18 In six polls from 1978 to 1998, the
proportion of foreign policy elites favoring an active U.S. role in the
world never dropped below 96 percent; the proportion of the public
favoring such a role never rose above 65 percent. With a few exceptions,
the public consistently has been much more reluctant than the leaders to
use U.S. military force to defend other countries against invasion. On the
other hand, the public is more concerned with upheavals closer to home,
willing to support an indigenous uprising against Fidel Castro's regime
and to use force in Mexico if it were threatened by revolution. A
substantial majority of citizens also believe, however, that the United
States should not act alone in international crises without support from
its allies, as compared to less than half of elites saying it should not
do so. Fifty-seven percent of the public have also approved of America
taking part "in UN international peacekeeping forces in troubled
parts of the world."
The gap between public and elite is especially great on America's
economic relations with the rest of the world. In 1998, 87 percent of
leaders and 54 percent of the public thought economic globalization was
mostly good for America, with 12 percent of the leaders and 35 percent of
the public thinking otherwise. Four-fifths of the public but less than
half of foreign policy leaders think protecting American jobs should be a
"very important goal" of the U.S. government. Fifty percent or
more of the public but never more than a third of leaders have supported
reducing economic aid to other countries. In various polls, 60 percent or
more of the public have backed tariffs; comparable proportions of leaders
have favored reducing or eliminating them. Similar differences exist with
respect to immigration. In two 1990s polls, 74 percent and 57 percent of
the public and 31 percent and 18 percent of foreign policy elites thought
large numbers of immigrants were a "critical threat" to the
These and other differences between elites and the public have
produced a growing gap between the preferences of the public and policies
embodied in federal legislation and regulation. One study of whether
changes in public opinion on a wide range of issues were followed by
comparable changes in public policy showed a steady decline from the 1970s
when there was a 75 percent congruence between public opinion and
government policy to 67 percent in 198487, 40 percent in 198992, and
37 percent in 199394. "The evidence, overall", the authors of
this study concluded, "points to a persistent pattern since 1980: a
generally low and at times declining level of responsiveness to public
opinion especially during the first two years of the Clinton
presidency." Hence, they said, there is no basis for thinking that
Clinton or other political leaders were "pandering to the
public." "A disturbing gap is growing", one analyst
concluded, "between what ordinary Americans believe is the proper
role of the United States in world affairs and the views of leaders
responsible for making foreign policy."19 Governmental
policy at the end of the 20th century was deviating more and more from the
preferences of the American public.
The failure of political leaders to "pander" to the public
had predictable consequences. When government policies on many important
issues deviate sharply from the views of the public, one would expect the
public to lose trust in government, to reduce its interest and
participation in politics, and to turn to alternative means of
policymaking not controlled by political elites. All three happened in the
late 20th century. All three undoubtedly had many causes, which social
scientists have explored at length, and one trenddecline in
trustoccurred in most industrialized democracies. Yet at least for the
United States, it can be assumed that the growing gap between public
preferences and government policies contributed to all three trends.
First, public confidence in and trust in government and the major
private institutions of American society declined dramatically from the
1960s to the 1990s. As three distinguished scholars have pointed out, on
every question asked concerning confidence in their government, roughly
two thirds of the public expressed confidence in the 1960s and only about
one third in the 1990s. In April 1966, for instance,
"with the Vietnam War raging and race riots in Cleveland,
Chicago and Atlanta, 66 percent of Americans rejected the view that 'the
people running the country don't really care what happens to you.' In
December 1997, in the midst of the longest period of peace and prosperity
in more than two generations, 57 percent of Americans endorsed the same
Similar declines occurred during these decades in the degree which
the public had confidence in major public and private institutions. Only
two non-elected institutions of government, the Supreme Court and the
military, saw an increase in the public's confidence.
Second, as many studies have shown, public participation in and
interest in the major governmental and private institutions of American
society declined fairly consistently from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Sixty-three percent of the adult population voted in 1960, but only 49
percent in 1996 and 51 percent in 2000. In addition, as Thomas Patterson
"Since 1960, participation has declined in virtually every area
of election activity, from the volunteers who work on campaigns to the
viewers who watch televised debates. The United States had 100 million
fewer people in 1960 than it did in 2000 but, even so, more viewers tuned
in to the October presidential debates in 1960 than did so in 2000."
In the 1970s, one in three taxpayers allocated a dollar from their
tax payments to the fund created by Congress to support political
campaigns. In 2000, one in eight did so.21
The third consequence of the gap between leaders and the public was
the dramatic proliferation of initiatives on major policy issues,
including those relating to national identity. Initiatives had been an
instrument of progressive reform before World War I. Their use then
declined steadily from fifty per two-year election cycle to twenty in the
early 1970s. As legislatures neglected the concerns of their constituents,
initiatives dramatically became popular again, beginning in June 1978,
when 65 percent of voters approved Proposition 13, drastically limiting
taxes, despite the opposition of virtually all the states political,
business and media establishment. This started a tripling of initiatives
to an average of 61 per two-year election cycle from the late 1970s to
1998. Fifty-five initiatives were voted on in 1998, 69 in 2000 and 49 in
2002. Between 1980 and 2002, there were 14 initiative votes in six states
on issues concerning American national identity: six opposing
bilingualism, six endorsing the use of English or declaring English the
states official language, and two opposing racial preferences. In all
of these hotly debated contests, the state political, governmental,
academic, media, religious, professional and business elites
overwhelmingly opposed the initiative. In all these contests but one, the
public approved the initiatives by margins averaging 63 percent and going
up to 85 percent. David S. Broder concluded in Democracy Derailed that
the trust between governors and governed on which representative
government depends has been badly depleted.
In todays America, a major gap exists between the nations
elites and the general public over the salience of national identity
compared to other identities and over the appropriate role for America in
the world. Substantial elite elements are increasingly divorced from their
country, and the American public, in turn, is increasingly disillusioned
with its government.
How both Americas elites and the rank-and-file define their
country determines its role in the world, but how the world views that
role also shapes American identity. Three broad concepts exist of America
in relation to the rest of the world. Americans can embrace the
worldthat is, open their country to other peoples and cultures. They
can try to reshape other societies in terms of American values and
culture. They can strive to maintain their society and culture distinct
from those of other peoples.
The first, or cosmopolitan, alternative involves a renewal of the
trends dominating pre-September 11 America. America welcomes the world,
its ideas, its goods and, most importantly, its people. The ideal would be
an open society with open borders, encouraging subnational ethnic, racial
and cultural identities, dual citizenship, diasporas, and would be led by
elites who increasingly identified with global institutions, norms and
rules rather than national ones. America should be multiethnic,
multiracial, multicultural. Diversity is a prime value, if not the prime
value. The more people who bring to America different languages, religions
and customs, the more American America becomes. Middle-class Americans
would identify increasingly with the global corporations for which they
work rather than with the local communities in which they live. The
activities of Americans would more and more be governed not by the federal
and state governments, but by rules set by international authorities, such
as the UN, the WTO, customary international law, and global treaties.
National identity loses salience compared to other identities. In this
cosmopolitan alternative, the world reshapes America.
In the imperial alternative, America reshapes the world. The end of
the Cold War eliminated communism as the overriding factor shaping
Americas role in the world. It thus enabled liberals to pursue their
foreign policy goals without having to confront the charge that those
goals compromised national security and hence to promote nation
building, humanitarian intervention and foreign policy as
social work. The emergence of the United States as the worlds only
superpower had a parallel impact on American conservatives. During the
Cold War Americas enemies denounced it as an imperial power. At the
start of the new millennium conservatives accepted and endorsed the idea
of an American empirewhether they embraced the term or notand the
use of American power to reshape the world according to American values.
The imperial impulse was thus fueled by beliefs in the supremacy of
American power and the universality of American values. Because
Americas power far exceeds that of other nations, America has the
responsibility to create order and confront evil throughout the world.
According to the universalist belief, the people of other societies have
basically the same values as Americans, or if they do not have them, they
want to have them, or if they do not want to have them, they misjudge what
is good for their society, and Americans have the responsibility to
persuade them or to induce them to embrace the universal values that
America espouses. In such a world America loses its identity as a nation
and becomes the dominant component of a supranational empire.
Neither the supremacy assumption nor the universalist assumption,
however, accurately reflects the state of the early 21st-century world.
America is the only superpower, but there are other major powers: Britain,
Germany, France, Russia, China, India and Japan at a global level, and
Brazil, Nigeria, Iran, South Africa and Indonesia within their regions.
America cannot achieve any significant goal in the world without the
cooperation of at least some of these countries. The culture, values,
traditions and institutions of the other societies are often not
compatible with reconfiguring those societies in terms of American values.
Their peoples generally also feel deeply committed to their indigenous
ways of life and beliefs and hence fiercely resist efforts to change them
by outsiders from alien cultures. In addition, whatever the goals of their
elites, the American public has consistently ranked the promotion of
democracy abroad as a low-priority goal. The introduction of democracy in
other societies also often stimulates anti-American forces, such as
populist movements in Latin American states and violent, extremist
movements in Muslim countries.
Cosmopolitanism and imperialism attempt to reduce or to eliminate
the social, political and cultural differences between America and other
societies. A national approach would recognize and accept what
distinguishes America from those societies. America cannot become the
world and still be America. Other peoples cannot become American and still
be themselves. America is different, and that difference is defined in
large part by its religious commitment and Anglo-Protestant culture. The
alternative to cosmopolitanism and imperialism is nationalism devoted to
the preservation and enhancement of those qualities that have defined
America from its inception.
For almost four centuries, the Anglo-Protestant culture of the
founding settlers has been the central and the lasting component of
American identity. One has only to ask: Would America be the America it is
today if in the 17th and 18th centuries it had been settled not by British
Protestants but by French, Spanish, or Portuguese Catholics? The answer is
no. It would not be America; it would be Quebec, Mexico, or Brazil.
Americas Anglo-Protestant culture has combined political and
social institutions and practices inherited from England, including most
notably the English language, together with the concepts and values of
dissenting Protestantism, which faded in England but which the settlers
brought with them and which took on new life on the new continent. At the
beginning, as Alden T. Vaughan has said,
almost everything was fundamentally English: the forms of land
ownership and cultivation, the system of government and the basic format
of laws and legal procedures, the choices of entertainment and
leisure-time pursuits, and innumerable other aspects of colonial
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., concurs:
the language of the new nation, its laws, its institutions, its
political ideas, its literature, its customs, its precepts, its prayers,
primarily derived from Britain.22
With adaptations and modifications, this original culture persisted
for three hundred years. Two hundred years after John Jay in 1789
identified six central elements Americans had in common, one of these,
common ancestry, no longer existed. Several of the five otherslanguage,
religion, principles of government, manners and customs, war
experiencehad been modified or diluted. Yet in their fundamentals
Jays components of American identity, although challenged, still
defined American culture in the 20th century. Protestantism has been of
primary and continuing importance. With respect to language, the efforts
of 18th-century German settlers in Pennsylvania to make German the equal
of English infuriated Benjamin Franklin, among others, and did not
succeed.23 At least until the appearance of bilingualism and
large concentrations of Spanish-speaking immigrants in Miami and the
Southwest, America was unique as a huge country of more than 200 million
people virtually all speaking the same language.
During the 19th century and until the late 20th century, immigrants
were in various ways compelled, induced, and persuaded to adhere to the
central elements of the Anglo-Protestant culture. Contemporary cultural
pluralists, multiculturalists, and spokesmen for ethnic and racial
minorities testify to the success of these efforts. Southern and Eastern
European immigrants, Michael Novak poignantly commented in 1977, were
pressured to become American by adapting to Anglo-American culture:
Americanization was a process of vast psychic repression. In similar
language, Will Kymlicka in 1995 argued that prior to the 1960s, immigrants
were expected to shed their distinctive heritage and assimilate
entirely to existing cultural norms, which he labeled the
These critics are right. Throughout American history, people who
were not white Anglo-Saxon Protestants have become Americans by adopting
its Anglo-Protestant culture and political values. This benefited them and
Millions of immigrants and their children achieved wealth, power and
status in American society precisely because they assimilated themselves
into the prevailing American culture. Hence there is no validity to the
claim that Americans have to choose between a white, racist, WASP-ish
ethnic identity, on the one hand, and an abstract, shallow civic identity
dependent on commitment to certain political principles, on the other. The
core of their identity is the culture that the settlers created, which
generations of immigrants have absorbed, and which gave birth to the
American Creed. At the heart of that culture has been Protestantism.
Religiosity distinguishes America from most other Western societies.
Americans are also overwhelmingly Christian, which distinguishes them from
many non-Western peoples. Their religiosity leads Americans to see the
world in terms of good and evil to a much greater extent than most other
peoples. The leaders of other societies often find this religiosity not
only extraordinary but also exasperating for the deep moralism it
engenders in the consideration of political, economic and social issues.
Religion and nationalism have gone hand in hand in the history of
the West. As the historian Adrian Hastings has shown, the former often
defined the content of the latter: Every ethnicity is shaped
significantly by religion just as it is by language. . . . [In Europe,]
Christianity has shaped national formation.25 The connection
between religion and nationalism was alive and well at the end of the 20th
century. Those countries that are more religious tend to be more
nationalist. A survey of 41 countries found that those societies in which
more people gave a high rating to the importance of God in their
life were also those in which more people were very proud of their
Within countries, individuals who are more religious also tend to be
more nationalist. A 1983 survey of 15, mostly European, countries found
that in every country surveyed, those who said they were not religious
are less likely to be proud of their country. On average, the
difference is 11 percent. Most European peoples rank low in their belief
in God and their pride in country. America ranks with Ireland and Poland,
close to the top on both dimensions. Catholicism is essential to Irish and
Polish national identity. The dissenting Protestant heritage is central to
Americas. Americans are overwhelmingly committed to both God and
country and see them as inseparable. In a world in which religion shapes
the allegiances, the alliances and the antagonisms of people on every
continent, it should not be surprising if Americans again turn to religion
to find their national identity and their national purpose.
Significant elements of American elites are
favorably disposed to America becoming a cosmopolitan society. Other
elites wish it to assume an imperial role. The overwhelming bulk of the
American people are committed to a national alternative and to preserving
and strengthening the American identity of centuries.
America becomes the world. The world becomes America. America
remains America. Cosmopolitan? Imperial? National? The choices Americans
make will shape their future as a nation and the future of the world.
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BEGINNING OF THE END FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS?
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Government works in strange ways. Sometimes they pass major
bills, send out press releases, create extraordinary situations to
make national news. Mostly, it operates in the dark, quietly and
you have to look at small news items and then put them together to see
1. The Feds closed down 13 motels in Phoenix that harbored
illegal aliens--then started legal proceedings to take them over.
2. The Feds raided a Wal Mart warehouse in Illinois and arrested
125 illegal aliens, shut down the project--costing Wal Mart lots of
money. At the same time numerous other Wal Mart's were raided,
with dozens arrested.
3. The Feds ended the "catch and release" of illegal
aliens from nations other than Mexico. While the tens of
thousands are not much in comparison to the numbers coming from
Mexico, it is a good start.
4. Several cities are now refusing to create "Labor
Centers"--fancy term for employment office for illegal aliens.
5. A leading Member of Congress promoting illegal aliens, Cong.
Jim Kolbe of Arizona (GOP) announced he will not run for re-election.
6. Simi Valley is finally using the health and zoning laws to
close down houses that have 15-25 people living in them. Other
cities could do the same.
7. The Minutemen movement is catching the attention of citizens
who want the government to act.
I could mention more examples, but we are finally moving in the right
direction. Voters are asking the tough questions about this.
Candidates for Congress that voted for drivers licenses for illegal
aliens, supported Matricula Consular cards, in state tuition for
illegal aliens to go to state colleges, etc. have had to apologize,
claim it was all a mistake, ask forgiveness and promise never to do
The pressure needs to continue. We should be asking our local
officials to enforce the health, safety and zoning laws. We need
to stop the funding of government run centers to hire illegal aliens.
Counties need to close down Home Depots, Costco's and other locations
that illegal aliens use to get hired. Close the stores for a few
days as "crime scenes" and see how quickly this practice
ends. All of this can be done without a single new piece of
legislation. It is just the enforcement of the laws.
We need to enforce out banking laws. Every loan to an illegal
alien discriminates against honest immigrants and citizens.
Wells Fargo, Bank of America and the rest of the industry are
concentrating on illegals are a profit center--hence helping drive up
the cost of housing as well.
Lastly, the Census Bureau need to fix its system of counting.
Illegal aliens should never be counted for the purpose of the census.
This gives illegal aliens representation in Congress, taking away fair
representation from honest citizens and immigrants. We have time
to ask our Congressional delegation to get those rules fixed.
But, there is no doubt we are finally seeing progress. Victory
can not be declared, but we are on the right road.
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916 - Posted by Playa Pete on 2005-11-23 04:41:03
Illegal aliens are just that, ILLEGAL! They are not undocumented, they
are here ILLEGALLY! They only stay because someone hires them. List
those who hire them, and begin a boycott against them. It's so
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Two Tons of Marijuana Found in Tunnel
By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, The New York Times
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26, 2006) - Drug smugglers
have dug one of the longest, most sophisticated tunnels discovered in
recent years along the Mexican border, and the American and Mexican
authorities have hauled nearly two tons of marijuana out of it since they
entered it on Wednesday, officials said.
The tunnel is 60 feet below ground at some
points, five feet high, and nearly half a mile long, extending from a
warehouse near the international airport in Tijuana, Mexico, to a vacant
industrial building in Otay Mesa, Calif., about 20 miles southeast of
downtown San Diego. The sophistication of the tunnel surprised officials,
who found it outfitted with a concrete floor, electricity, lights and
ventilation and groundwater pumping systems.
The authorities said a tip led to the discovery.
"The tunnel is absolutely amazing,"
said Michael Unzueta, special agent in charge for the federal Immigration
and Customs Enforcement agency's San Diego office. "It is probably
the biggest tunnel on the southern border so far."
On the American side, agents found about 200
pounds of marijuana in the building in Otay Mesa, which had several bays
for tractor-trailers. On the Mexican side, drug agents found a pulley
system at the entrance to the shaft and several thousand pounds of
marijuana and hauled it out for several hours Wednesday. Mexican
authorities also found seven cellphones, two trucks, a van and various
documents in the warehouse, according to a statement from the Mexican
attorney general's office.
The customs enforcement agency, the Drug
Enforcement Administration and the Border Patrol are sending a forensics
team from Los Angeles to determine how long the tunnel has been in use.
The tunnel is one of the latest to be found
along the border. Most are attributed to Mexican drug cartels searching
for ways to move contraband into the United States, but some appear to be
the work of smugglers of illegal immigrants.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, when border security was
tightened, agents have uncovered 21 tunnels of varying degrees of length
and sophistication, from "gopher holes" to engineered marvels
like Wednesday's discovery, Mr. Unzueta said.
The builders, he said, "had to have access
to money and somebody with a strong construction and engineering
"Our quick assumption is it's the drug
cartels," he said.
The tunnel, Mr. Unzueta added after touring it,
" is almost like a mineshaft."
Wednesday's discovery was the result of a tip
investigated by a task force of federal agents devoted to tunnels. On
Monday, they narrowed their search to the area in Otay Mesa and notified
Mexican agents about what they suspected was the opening of the tunnel
near the airport.
Both sides began digging. Mexican agents
discovered a concrete-lined, 85-foot-deep shaft in a warehouse, descended,
walked through the tunnel and popped up on the American side, Mr. Unzueta
said. Officials on each side are searching records to determine who owns
Also on Wednesday, several miles west of the big
tunnel, the authorities found a smaller one about two feet underground
and extending 30 feet across the border near a storm drain after a
United States Border Patrol vehicle hit a sinkhole.
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Thousands Rally For Immigrants' Rights
Thousands of people across the country protested Friday against
legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants, with demonstrators in
such cities as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Atlanta staging school
walkouts, marches and work stoppages.
Congress is considering bills that would make it a felony to be
illegally in the United States, impose new penalties on employers who
hire illegal immigrants and erect fences along one-third of the
U.S.-Mexican border. The proposals have angered many Hispanics.
The Los Angeles demonstration led to fights between black and Hispanic
students at one high school, but the protests were largely peaceful,
Chantal Mason, a sophomore at George Washington Preparatory High,
said black students jumped Hispanic students as they left classes to
protest a bill passed the House in December that would make it a
felony to be in the U.S. illegally.
"It was horrible, horrible," Mason said. "It's
ridiculous that a bunch of black students would jump on Latinos like
that, knowing they're trying to get their freedom."
In Phoenix, police said 10,000 demonstrators marched to the office of
Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, co-sponsor of a bill that would give illegal
immigrants up to five years to leave the country. The turnout clogged
a major thoroughfare.
"They're here for the American Dream," said Malissa Greer,
29, who joined a crowd estimated by police to be at least 10,000
strong. "God created all of us. He's not a God of the United
States, he's a God of the world."
Kyl had no immediate comment on the rally.
At least 500 students at Huntington Park High School near Los Angeles
walked out of classes in the morning. Hundreds of the students, some
carrying Mexican flags, walked down the middle of Los Angeles streets,
police cruisers behind them.
The students visited two other area high schools, trying to encourage
students to join their protest, but the schools were locked down to
keep students from leaving, said Los Angeles district spokeswoman
In Georgia, activists said tens of thousands of workers did not show
up at their jobs Friday after calls for a work stoppage to protest a
bill passed by the Georgia House on Thursday.
That bill, which has yet to gain Senate approval, would deny state
services to adults living in the U.S. illegally and impose a 5 percent
surcharge on wire transfers from illegal immigrants.
Supporters say the Georgia measure is vital to homeland security
and frees up limited state services for people legally entitled to
them. Opponents say it unfairly targets workers meeting the demands of
some of the state's largest industries.
Teodoro Maus, an organizer of the Georgia protest, estimated as many
as 80,000 Hispanics did not show up for work. About 200 converged on
the steps of the Georgia Capitol, some wrapped in Mexican flags and
holding signs reading: "Don't panic, we're Hispanic" and
"We have a dream, too."
Jennifer Garcia worried what would the proposal would do to her
family. She said her husband is an illegal Mexican immigrant.
"If they send him back to Mexico, who's going to take care of
them and me?" Garcia said of herself and her four children.
"This is the United States. We need to come together and be a
On Thursday, thousands of people filled the streets of Milwaukee for
what was billed as "A Day Without Latinos" to protest
efforts in Congress to target undocumented workers. Police estimated
more than 10,000 people joined the demonstrations and march to
downtown Milwaukee. Organizers put the number at 30,000.
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U.S. Is Hiring Hong Kong Company To Do Nuke Scans
by Joe Gandelman
An issue related to the Dubai ports controversy suggests the issue
of port security may
still be alive as a controversy after all:
In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush
administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect
nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the
United States and elsewhere.
If you recall, when the Dubai ports firestorm broke you saw various
gradations of opposition to it. Some objected to an Arab country being
involved in any management whatsoever of American ports (no matter how
indirect) due to security reasons. Then there was another segment of
the opposition in Congress and elsewhere that wanted to nix American
ports being run in the future by foreign companies.
The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison
Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will
be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an
overseas port without American customs agents present.
Critics got assurances from the administration. But the focus was on
major U.S. ports. The question now will be whether the issue of who
handles the cargo that goes into U.S. ports will also become an
issue in an election year, given the firestorm over the Dubai ports
The administration is negotiating a second no-bid contract for a
Philippine company to install radiation detectors in its home
country, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. At
dozens of other overseas ports, foreign governments are primarily
responsible for scanning cargo.
So the first issue that sparked bipartisan outcry was a deal where
a Dubai-based company would be involved in managing major U.S. ports.
Will a deal involving a Hong Kong company being put in charge of nuke
scans become a big controversy as well? And, if it does, what will it
say (again) about the quality of political prep work being done at the
While President Bush recently reassured Congress that foreigners
would not manage security at U.S. ports, the Hutchison deal in the
Bahamas illustrates how the administration is relying on foreign
companies at overseas ports to safeguard cargo headed to the United
Hutchison Whampoa is the world's largest ports operator and among
the industry's most-respected companies. It was an early adopter of
U.S. anti-terror measures. But its billionaire chairman, Li Ka-Shing,
also has substantial business ties to China's government that have
raised U.S. concerns over the years.
"Li Ka-Shing is pretty close to a lot of senior leaders of the
Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party," said Larry
M. Wortzel, head of a U.S. government commission that studies China
security and economic issues. But Wortzel said Hutchison operates
independently from Beijing, and he described Li as "a very
legitimate international businessman."
Also see: AMERICAN
THE MEXICAN SEIGE
Aztlan Arising: 700,000+ March in Los Angeles
"La Gran Marcha" surpasses all expectations
La Voz de Aztlan
Los Angeles, Alta California - March 26, 2006 - (ACN)
Yesterday's march and rally for immigrant rights in downtown Los
Angeles is the largest in the city's history. Never has the "City
of Angels" seen so many demonstrators filling the streets of the
city's center. The sleeping giant has finally awaken giving rise to a
new immigrant civil rights movement of unprecedented proportions.
The leadership of the various participating groups demonstrated
extraordinary organizational skills. Much credit goes to the over
700,000 marchers, that included entire families, for their superb
orderly behavior. There was not one act of violence even though the
vile "Minutemen Vigilantes" had made threats against
"La Gran Marcha" on their websites.
The size of the pro-immigrant march and rally surprised the
world and the nation. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police
Department made a statement on Thursday, to the local media, that they
expected between 10,000 to 15,000 to participate in the march. What a
surprise they received on Saturday! The LAPD is now reporting that
over 500,000 participated but the true number is actually over
700,000. AnswerLA.org, an organization with a lot of experience in
organizing mass marches and rallies, estimate that over 1 million
participated. The Aztlan Research Institute, however, utilizing
sophisticated crowd counting methodologies, estimates a figure of over
What does the immense success of "La Gran Marcha" mean to
Mexicanos and other Latinos? It simply means that we now have the
numbers, the political will and the organizational skills to direct
our own destinies and not be subservient to the White and Jewish power
structures. It means that we can now undertake bigger and more
significant mass actions to achieve total political and economic
liberation like that being proposed by Juan José Gutiérrez,
President of Movimiento Latino USA. Juan José Gutiérrez is proposing
that the coalition that organized "La Gran Marcha" meet in
Arizona or Texas on April 8 to "organize a mass boycott (huelga)
against the economy of the USA" to take place on May 1, May 5 or
A major reason for the great success of "La Gran Marcha"
was the strong participation of labor unions and the Catholic Church.
This same alliance contributed to the success of Lech Walesa's
"Solidarity Movement" in the Republic of Poland. This can be
done in Aztlan as well. If the racist "Sensenbrenner
Legislation" passes the US Senate, there is no doubt that a
massive civil disobedience movement will emerge. Eventually labor
union power can merge with the immigrant civil rights and
"Immigrant Sanctuary" movements to enable us to either form
a new political party or to do heavy duty reforming of the existing
Democratic Party. The next and final steps would follow and that is to
elect our own governors of all the states within Aztlan.
The great success of "La Gran Marcha" also means that the
time has come to organize and politicize our great number of youths
that are just festering in many of our school districts. The walkouts
in Los Angeles of thousands of Mexican and Latino students from
Huntington Park, South Gate, Southeast, Jordan, Montebello, Garfield
and Roosevelt High Schools on Friday, one day before "La Gran
Marcha", only shows that they are now ready to be mobilized and
advised on how they can improve their educations. Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villagairosa, a Los Angeles Unified School District victim
himself before he turned his life around, is already undertaking a
bold moved to wrestle control of the district from a Jewish dominated
school board and a White superintendent that are just fleecing the
schools of much needed funds. School board Jews like Julie Korenstein,
Marlene Canter, David Tokofsky, Jon Lauritzen and Mike Lansing are
just enriching themselves and their cronies through crooked deals
involving school construction projects, and contracts with so called
consultants and vendors. The LAUSD is the second largest in the
nation, next to New York, with a multi-billion dollar annual budget.
It has an overwhelming Mexican and Latino student population. Jews
have their own private schools so why are 5 Jews out of 7 school board
members interested in governing the school district? The answer is all
too obvious. La Voz de Aztlan has interviewed LAUSD teachers that
complained that they have to buy, with their own money, pencils, paper
and other school supplies that the district should provide. Something
has to be done and Mayor Villaraigosa is on the right track
|Thousands of students
walkout of LAUSD high schools on Friday March 24.
We thank the many marchers for the sacrifice they made on
Saturday. Many came from as far as San Diego and San Francisco. They
came in on buses, trains, trucks, RV's , motorcycles and autos. Some
came the night before and slept in their vehicles. Entire families
arrived from Fresno, San Jose and Coachella. One family of eight
included a grandmother, father, mother, daughters, and sons. One
section in the march consisted of at least 20 on wheel chairs. They
all came to Los Angeles and made history. This great city will never
be the same!
"Aqui estamos y no nos vamos y si nos devuelven. . .
The Current Invasion Map
Dobbs - Refers To Illegals
As An Invading Army
Alien Racism, Hate Growing
Have Got To Eliminate The Gringos'
Really Is One Way Street
COMMENTS FROM OTHERS:
I was listening to a talk radio show and they had pulled the records
of the support groups for these demonstrations in California. They
listed all the groups that filed permits, organized or contributed
funding. They went back and drew linkage to groups that were
sub-sponsors for the main support groups. I wish I had a list of the
groups so that I could post it.
What do you think that they found? The groups were traced back to 5 or
6 communist support groups and 3 or 4 Islamic "freedom"
groups. No kidding. I joke you not.
It is true that there is a movement to take back land that was
acquired by the US from Mexico. To say that the US stole it from
Mexico is not true. The Mexican American war started when Mexico sent
troops into four or five border states. Texas, Arizona, California,
etc. The war ended with US troops in control of Mexico City. A
treaty was agreed upon, that paid Mexico millions for the purchase of
the border states with the agreement that Mexico would lay down arms
and never invade the US again.
Just as Alaska was purchased from Russia for millions, the border
states were purchased from Mexico.
There is a movement to take back the border states from the US. This
isn't new. However, what is being disclosed is that the movement was
being fueled by groups that have special interests. The groups that I
mentioned above. Where this started out as manipulation from foreign
interests, it is now becoming ingrained into Mexican culture.
You are not blowing it out of proportion. It is very real. What is
very disturbing is that the truth is not being reported and Congress
has an agenda in opposite of the US people. There are at least 20
million aliens, not 11 million from S. America. If given US
citizenship, those 20 million can legally bring their entire immediate
family to the US. The Democrats want votes. The Republicans want cheap
For you and I, and our health insurance and our medical benefits, we
will pay the price. Our children and our schools are paying the price.
That is not even to mention what an additional 60 to 80 million voters
would do with our elected officials. It is the necessity and the right
of all nations to control their borders. All nations must. If they do
not, I think that you see as well as I see what will happen.
read about this "aztlan" movement for several years;
thought it was just something being blown out of proportion but i
"thunk" differently now......
....and that's a shame too, 'cause i really do like the culture and
cuisine........and that's not intended to be a joke or anything;
i believe most of the People from and down in Mexico are of good
heart and Spirit....but it's the few "bad apples" that are
stirring up the pot of harmony and trying to destroy this wonderful
nation, our Sovereignty and unity....
....and to make this "fit" the paranormal/unusual focus,
i'll pitch in one other opinion..........these "marauding
Mexicans" are being manipulated into their frenzy by that
invisible cabal that wants total dominion over humanity and the
....by keeping chaos and negativity high, Peace can never be
On a radio interview by Jeff Rense, Frosty Woolridge says
the marchers are
claiming that Los Angeles is theirs. 500,000 Mexicans were marching
chanting in Spanish. In Chicago, and Denver and Phoenix there were
Mexicans marching as well. There were no white people to protest
the Mexicans. Only Mexican flags were seen.
Frosty says that the magazine, 'Mexicana', given out free on Mexican
the cover says, "Los Angeles is Ours!"
This is an invasion of a soveriegn nation, by a foreign nation, when
foreign flags flown on on our land. There is no doubt that our country
See: map: rense.com racist army invasion:
If white people went up against these masses such as in Phoenix, Los
or Chicago, there would be man to man war in the streets.
These are insurgents in our country, they do not want to assimilate
America or become part of America, they are here to promote Mexico in
(Its in English)
The sleeping giant has finally awakened giving rise to a new immigrant
rights movement of unprecedented proportions.
The great success of "La Gran Marcha" also means that the
time has come to
organize and politicize our great number of youths that are just
in many of our school districts. The walkouts in Los Angeles of
Mexican and Latino students from Huntington Park, South Gate,
Jordan, Montebello, Garfield and Roosevelt High Schools on Friday, one
before "La Gran Marcha", only shows that they are now ready
to be mobilized
and advised on how they can improve their educations. Los Angeles
Antonio Villagairosa, a Los Angeles Unified School District victim
before he turned his life around, is already undertaking a bold moved
wrestle control of the district from a Jewish dominated school board
White superintendent that are just fleecing the schools of much needed
funds. School board Jews like Julie Korenstein, Marlene Canter, David
Tokofsky, Jon Lauritzen and Mike Lansing are just enriching themselves
their cronies through crooked deals involving school construction
and contracts with so called consultants and vendors. The LAUSD is the
second largest in the nation, next to New York, with a multi billion
annual budget. It has an overwhelming Mexican and Latino student
Jews have their own private schools so why are 5 Jews out of 7 school
members interested in governing the school district? The answer is all
obvious. La Voz de Aztlan has interviewed LAUSD teachers that
that they have to buy, with their own money, pencils, paper and other
supplies that the district should provide. Something has to be done
Mayor Villaraigosa is on the right track
On May 5 or 19, there will be an economic boycott of America by the
because they now have the will and the organizational skills through
radio personalities, to take down America.
Be prepared. Don't say you haven't been told.
Real Time Immigration Counters
dedicated to those concerned about how their
borders and immigration laws are being managed. It
shows the realities of illegal immigration and
challenges the popular myths. It's obvious that
our elected officials have "allowed" the
immigration program to be largely broken. Our
officials are charged with having the
responsibility for oversight of the immigration
policies and have failed to do so. It's not that
they aren't capable or don't have the resources.
The same government managed the liberation of
Europe from tyranny, placed men on the moon in the
1960's, bailed out failing economies around the
world and manages an Internal Revenue Service
capable of pursuing someone owing $50 in back
taxes. Honest immigrants who follow the
immigration laws have waded through a confusing
bureaucracy often for 10 years or longer to become
citizens, clearly there's a problem. After decades
of watching these problems grow, America is waking
up to the seriousness of what's really at-hand.
Because of the quick actions of informed citizens,
the 347 page Immigration Reform Act was exposed of
its many weaknesses (20 loopholes are listed below
left). It was suspect when a complex problem that
has been ignored for decades suddenly gets "a
bill living in the shadows" and requires a
quick vote. Some representatives are now wisely
suggesting that these problems be addressed with
smaller bills to fix immigration in incremental
priority rather than trying to fix the entire
problem at once, an impossible task. Securing the
borders, enforce the existing laws, punish
employers and curbing social services must be
a priority. Remove the many "magnets" and
significant self-deportation will result. Being
soft on illegal immigrants caught in crimes and
not deported must stop, no other country would
allow this. Mistakes have been made in past
attempts to fix illegal immigration, we cannot
afford any more.
America must have an immigration
bill that reflects the real-word concerns of our
communities in balance with the business lobby,
burgeoning government service agencies and certain
pro big government officials who envision
their expanding dependent class. Our forefathers
immigration principles cannot be disregarded,
citizenship is not for sale to federal law
breakers with credit cards. These concerns are not
about selfishly protecting the country at the
exclusion of anyone new, it's about being a nation
of laws, the same laws and responsibilities for
everyone which has nothing to do with racism.
History cannot be re-wound as some activists would
like in their "Reconquista," to re-conquer the
land as in the days of the Pueblo People, a land
of barrenness before the borders were established.
Every developed country now has immigration laws,
without them sovereignty and national identity is
weakened, security is lost and a perpetual string
of problems result. The United States
naturalization laws have been established since
1790. Since 1929, illegal entry into the United
States has been a federal crime. Most
Americans respect the laws while raising their
children to do the same, yet they know about those
in the country that violate not only the
immigration laws but virtually every law. They
notice the unscrupulous businesses that hire them
and the government agencies that cater to them at
great expense, it's obvious the government has
allowed this problem to grow. Government agencies
and lobbyist have a convenient history of
underestimating statistics and costs. If a "path
to citizenship" (Amnesty) is offered they'll
quickly realize there are significantly more than
10-11M in the country. This would also be an
offense to the millions of honest immigrants
who've become citizens through the established
legal process, not trying to see what they can get
away with in the shadows. To live and work in
America must remain an invited and controlled
privilege, not to be gained by back-door tactics.
Illegal aliens are not "victims"
who need America to rescue them. About 80% of
illegal aliens are from Mexico, yet Mexico is the
13th most prosperous country in the world with a
2006 GDP of $1.134 trillion that leads Canada. The
traditional "bail out" relationship America has
with Mexico is one that they're more than willing
to continue but is not necessary and is
actually harming Latin America. The real issues
are wider than media clips of harvesting crops,
feeding their families or emotional photos of
parents being deported apart from their anchor
child, something extremely rare. Illegal
immigrants know that having an anchor child
greatly reduces their chances of being deported.
Yet the same journalists are not sympathetic about
American parents separated from their
children when they're caught breaking the law. In
fact, a significant number of illegal aliens are
single males with no families to feed. In the
real-world, for decades Americans have witnessed
millions of illegals openly display undesirable
activities and yet enjoy special treatment that
our citizens don't receive; catch-and-release, a
type of sanctuary status that diplomats don't get,
failure to appear in court, immigrant gangs, drug
and human smuggling, violent crimes, massive I.D.
fraud, illegal voting, DUI, hit-and-run and
massive amounts of various motor vehicle
violations, tax free incomes, free social services
including housing and food stamps, free emergency
room care, public school enrollments, a full range
of medical services for family members as a result
of chain migration to include elderly parents who
draw on the healthcare system and maternity care
for their anchor babies. If this weren't enough
they then wave their foreign flags in the streets
of America demanding their rights, yet they don't
have the courage to demonstrate in their native
countries to fix their own countries problems.
Across the nation District Attorney's routinely
cut plea bargains with illegals caught in serious
crimes that aren't deported or even incarcerated,
only to repeat their crimes. If they agree to be
deported they return back across the border in
short order. These kinds of activities are hard on
the nation and its communities, yet amazingly
they're expected to buy the myth that it's somehow
"good for America." They must ask if these are the
people they want to reward with citizenship while
others have waited in line. Americans are also
learning that the 14th Amendment was not intended
to reward illegal mothers and their Anchor Babies,
they're becoming outraged that their leadership
has allowed this amendment like a magnet to be
violated on such a scale.
Are all illegal immigrants bad
people, of course not. Obviously some work hard
and try their best to obey the laws and support
themselves independently. However, all illegal
immigrants have in bad faith violated federal
immigration laws and this in-turn leads to a long
string of other violations, social impacts and
attitudes that effect our communities. The
illegals themselves often pay a price for living
in the shadows, for example unreported crimes for
fear of deportation. Our government has failed
even the illegals by not sending a strong message
to the world about our laws, instead the message
has been if they can get across the border they're
"home free." Now they're stuck in the middle of
this problem also. Most illegals will not
assimilate, never planned or need to. With our
government agencies, businesses and radio and TV
stations catering to illegals in Spanish, there's
little need to learn English. Many actually live
quite well here, while others with their thrifty
lifestyles wire billions in tax free incomes back
to their native countries for powerful savings
accounts. As the Data Sources Page sites, an
entire new housing market has developed in Latin
America to build homes from American remittance
money, homes that many Americans will never
realize themselves. In many cases Americans who
lose their homes are as a result of illegal
hiring, the undercutting of prevailing wages and
jobs lost to NAFTA. When the business
organizations lobby our elected officials (a
partial list is provided on this page) that they
need illegals otherwise they can't fill their
jobs, this is a self serving and completely
unfounded myth. Citizens and legal immigrants
would proudly fill those jobs, they're simply
salivating at undercutting the prevailing wages or
expanding their consumer markets. This is their
short sighted "rush to the bottom line" at the
expense of lost jobs to citizens and lost business
for employers who obey the laws. This is not the
American way of healthy competition that
encourages progress but rather the worst form of
illegal activity to be found in business. They
also fail to consider how it shifts the numerous
social costs off onto the rest of the nation.
Americans know that with one
phone call from their President, within a week the
resources of the United States military could
easily secure (even under strict engagement rules)
the remaining open border sections known for
crossings, yet he capitulated with the Mexican
President's request to not do so. Internally,
because of their activities in country, more than
600,000 state and local law enforcement officers
come into contact with illegal aliens every day,
yet few are turned over to ICE, this must stop.
ICE often claims it doesn't have the resources to
even pick up those detained, Americans expect more
than excuses. If even our military bases security
is now being contracted out, why doesn't ICE
contract out trained drivers in government
vehicles to pick up those detained by law
enforcement? Because government managers have
failed to manage the existing immigration laws,
how will it manage a new and greatly expanded
immigration program? Recently, the State
Department has been unable to manage the new
passport requirements for only two countries.
Because illegal immigrants have failed to follow
the existing laws, what leads anyone to think they
will suddenly come forward and follow more
immigration laws or pay the proposed fines?
Americans also see the inconsistency of talking
tough about border security while at the same time
providing billions in government services for
those in the country illegally, agencies who don't
even ask for their legal status! Providing free
services to illegal immigrants uses resources that
our citizens need, citizens must have the
priority. The costs for providing those 'free'
services are being shifted over into higher taxes
and higher insurance costs, many hospitals are
closing or moving. The American people can no
longer be forced bear the weight of the failed
leadership of its neighboring countries, those
countries and their people must now do this for
themselves. A better quality of life and free
social services instantly and illegally enjoyed in
America is not valued or embraced, Latin America
must of their own sweat-equity develop better
standards and opportunities for their people.
The business lobby for cheap
illegal labor is short sighted. We're getting
reports that many illegal immigrants are now
getting picky about the jobs they'll do and how
much they're paid. If they're granted legal status
they'll soon want the same prevailing wages and
standards as citizens receive, eliminating one of
the key provisions of the business lobby. The
short sighted business lobby is hurting themselves
and our country by lowering their standards
instead of raising them. This is about America
being a nation of laws and principles, and when
broken on a scale this large there are now
repercussions few could have imagined. This
is about national security, jobs for citizens and
legal immigrants, saving their communities from
third-world standards and demanding what is best
for America above a weak political and business
MINUTEMEN TO BUILD
ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER FENCE
(PHOENIX, AZ) April 20, 2006 Chris Simcox, President
of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), today
announced plans by the MCDC to work with local Arizona land
owners to build border security fencing on private land along
the border with Mexico.
At present, six private land owners have partnered with
the Minutemen for the commencement of construction of border
fencing on their land. Surveillance cameras on the fencing will
be monitored via computer by registered Minutemen across the
country. We have chosen a fence design that is based on the
Israeli fences in Gaza and on the West Bank that have cut
terrorist attacks there by 95% or more. In order to be
effective, a fence should not be easy to compromise by climbing
over it with a ladder, cutting through it with wire cutters,
ramming it with a vehicle, or tunneling under it undetected. No
fence can be a 100% impenetrable barrierbut a good design
will be time-consuming enough to get through that Border Patrol
agents can be alerted to get to a point of attempted intrusion
before the intrusion can be completed. Our design does this. You
can see it at http://www.weneedafence.com/
Simcox says those involved in the planning hope to keep
costs near $150 per foot.
Two construction companies to date have offered to
inaugurate groundbreaking, coordinate volunteer construction
crews and donate the use of the necessary heavy construction
The groundbreaking will begin in Arizona on Memorial Day
weekend, unless in the interim President Bush deploys National
Guard and reserve troops to immediately secure the
out-of-control southern border.
The fencing will be built with privately donated funds,
engineering and labor and will be used as an example to educate
the public about the feasibility and efficacy of fencing to
secure Americas borders from illegal incursion by aliens and
international criminal cartels. A non-profit organization
dedicated specifically to this purpose will facilitate and
administer donations for construction of the fence. Monetary and
in-kind contributions for this effort will go directly into
building materials for this private, volunteer fencing project.
Simcox issued the following statement on the MCDC border
President Bush once said he would not wait on events to
act to protect our country. He has been president for over five
years, and still he has not acted to secure our territorial
frontier, even as his administration admits the United States
government does not have operational control of our borders.
On Memorial Day weekend, the American people will
exercise their God-given rights to protect their lives and
property by initiating construction of fencing along the border
on private land unless President Bush immediately deploys
National Guard and/or reserve troops along the breadth of the
Southwestern border line with Mexico, thereby retaking the
region from the international criminal cartels who presently are
in operational control of the border. Additional support is
available from military units presently training to guard the
borders in other countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan and they
should immediately relocate their training to the Southwestern
The existing border crisis is a dereliction of
duty by those entrusted with American security and sovereignty,
leaving America vulnerable to terrorist infiltration and an
unprecedented crime wave caused by drug smugglers, rapists,
thieves, human traffickers and murderers who currently cross our
border at will.
President Bush and Congress have taxed the wages
of the American people to pay for the protection of our country,
and expended those dollars to subsidize millions of low-wage
illegal workers with housing, education, medical care, and
welfare benefits. Yet even the most basic level of national
territorial integrity requires that our elected representatives
secure the border. Should they continue to refuse to do their
Constitutional duty, the Minutemen will again step into the
breach and commence building the required border barriers on
private land and with private donations.
Should President Bush and Congress fail to fulfill
their oaths of office, and meet their Constitutional obligation
to protect these United States from invasion, we, the sovereign
people of the United States, having suffered a long train of
abuses at the hand of a willfully insolent government, do hereby
declare that these States ought, should and will be protected by
Chris Simcox, President
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
FAST FACTS ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION:
1) 40% of all workers in L. A. County (L.A. County has 10 million people)
are working for cash and not paying taxes. This was because they are
predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.
2) 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3) 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal
4) Over 2/3's of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien
Mexicans on Medi-Cal whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
5) Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican
nationals here illegally.
6) Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in
7) The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely
illegal aliens from south of the border.
8) Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9) 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
10) In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English. 3.9 million speak
Spanish (10.2 million people in L. A. County).
11) Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops but 29% are on
12) Over 70% of the United States annual population growth (and over 90%
of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration.
13) The cost of immigration to the American taxpayer in 1997 was a
NET(after subtracting taxes immigrants pay) $70 BILLION a year, [Professor
Donald Huddle, Rice University].
14) The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) for the
average adult Mexican immigrant is a NEGATIVE 29% of inmates in federal
prisons are illegal aliens.
SOURCE: LOS ANGELES TIMES
If they can come to this country to raise HELL and march by the
thousands, Why can't they take charge over THE CORRUPTION IN THEIR OWN
COUNTRY?! We are fools for letting this continue.
U.S. companies are bracing for work stoppages on Monday during a series of
demonstrations across the country to protest against efforts in Congress
to crack down on illegal immigration. However, a marriage of convenience
has emerged between undocumented workers who want to stay in the country
and the companies that want them to remain.
That marriage will be tested on Monday with plans by immigrant groups for
a series of demonstrations across the U.S. dubbed "A Day Without
an Immigrant" or "el boicot" that could see tens of
thousands of workers walking off the job for a day to join in protests.
Restaurants, meat packing plants, small retail shops and others that rely
heavily on immigrant labour have been preparing for possible shutdowns. In
Los Angeles, a fruit and vegetable market in the city centre, employing
1,800 and serving 4,500 restaurants and 3,000 shops, will be closed today.
"We're on the same side as our workers on this one from a policy
standpoint," said John Gay, senior vice-president for the National
Restaurant Association. "So it's somewhat ironic that some
restaurants look like they're going to have to close, because our
industry's been so much in the forefront of trying to fix the
The boycott is the latest demonstration that anger in immigrant
communities over proposals to seal the border and arrest undocumented
workers already in the country continues to swell. The protests are
intended to drive home the dependence of the U.S. economy on immigrant
workers, including an undocumented population of nearly 12m people.
"The boycott has come out organically from the communities. This is a
very spontaneous reaction to the debate," said Christian Ramirez of
the American Friends Service Committee, a group supporting the boycott. He
acknowledged "there are some divisions among immigrant rights groups
on whether or not people should be boycotting."
Most of the leading voices have opposed the boycott. In Los Angeles and in
other western cities, priests and pastors have taken a lead from LA's
Cardinal Roger Mahony, who has spoken out against the planned boycott.
Although he has emerged as an influential supporter of the immigrant
rights activists, and congratulated the 500,000 who jammed central L.A. on
March 26, he has urged people to work normally today.
"I believe we can make May 1 a 'win-win' day here in southern
California," he said. "Go to work, go to school, and then join
thousands of us at a major rally afterwards."
Some union leaders have predicted a turnout of more than 2m people at
rallies in Los Angeles, and walk-outs are expected at schools and
colleges. In Phoenix, Arizona, a coalition of unions and immigrant
advocacy groups was planning a human chain stretching 20 miles across the
Employers are grappling with how harsh to be on workers who fail to show
up. U.S. law gives tremendous power to companies to fire employees who
miss work without reasonable cause. "The risks of leaving work
without authorisation are very high," warned John Trasvina, general
counsel for the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund.
County employees in L.A. and suburbs to the east have been warned that
they must obtain permission to take the day off. In San Bernardino County
they were told "improper use of sick leave?.?.?.?shall be construed
as grounds for disciplinary action."
But the councils of five mainly Latino cities in the LA area have come
out in support of the boycott and rallies within their boundaries.
Filipino and Korean groups have also supported the boycott. The Los
Angeles Korean clothing makers' association has told its members not to
retaliate if their workers fail to turn up.
Angelo Amador, director of immigration policy for the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce, said he was advising companies not to take a strict position
unless they were consistent. "You have to be careful if somebody
takes off to go to a baseball game and you don't fire them for that, then
you cannot fire them because of this."
Jonathan Spitz, an attorney with Jackson Lewis who advises businesses on
workplace issues, said: "Most of our clients want to support their
employees in their beliefs, and they have been working with employees to
adjust schedules and make alternative arrangements."
He said employers should not be overly concerned about the work stoppages.
"I don't think anybody intends for it to go on indefinitely. I think
the organisers of this event are really making their point, which is the
impact immigrant workers have on our economy and our workplaces."
© Copyright The Financial Times Ltd 2006.
Hundreds of thousands march in California for immigration reform
Thousands of demonstrators march along Wilshire Blvd., during an
immigration protest near MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, Monday, May 1,
2006. Marching in waves of red, white and blue, chanting "USA,
USA" and singing the national anthem in English, illegal immigrants
and supporters rallied by the thousands as part of a nationwide work and
shopping boycott designed to demonstrate economic power. (AP
Photo/Stefano Paltera) (Stefano Paltera - AP)
Illegal immigrants emerged from the shadows as hundreds of thousands
of marchers filled California's streets with American flags and chants of
"USA, USA" as part of a nationwide show of economic might.
From Los Angeles to San Jose and Sacramento, the mood was
celebratory at many of Monday's "Day Without an Immigrant"
protests meant to highlight immigrant contributions to the economy.
"This country needs us. We are the strong arms doing all the
tough jobs," said Donna Maria Mostache, a 43-year-old illegal
immigrant, as she marched in Los Angeles. "We can't be afraid to come
out and say who we are because we are fighting for our rights."
She was joined by an estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants and their
supporters who jammed a major Los Angeles boulevard after massive protests
outside City Hall. About 30,000 people took to the streets in San
Francisco while an estimated 50,000 rallied in San Jose. Rallies in
Sacramento, Oakland and elsewhere drew thousands more.
South of the California-Mexico border, a protest in Tijuana blocked
traffic heading north to San Diego through the San Ysidro Port of Entry,
the world's busiest border crossing.
Many demonstrators waved U.S. flags, breaking with past immigration
marches that were criticized for displays of the flags of other nations.
'"We come together whether we were born here or not," said
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at a Los Angeles rally. "We come here for
the same reasons. We come to work, to make a better life, for the American
While most demonstrations were peaceful, two people were arrested in
Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Both men, who
were not immediately identified, had been throwing rocks and bottles at
police. One officer had minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.
There were clashes between police and protesters elsewhere. Several
arrests were made at a Santa Ana rally. And sheriff's deputies dispersed
an unruly crowd in Vista, a San Diego suburb with an occasionally uneasy
relationship with Hispanics, after some participants also threw rocks and
Away from the streets, the boycott hit restaurants, stores and
fields around the state. Only a shoe store was open in a three-block
section of Broadway in Los Angeles. At the Los Angeles and Long Beach twin
port complex, the nation's largest harbor, truck traffic was off 90
percent, said Theresa Adams Lopez, spokeswoman for the Port of Los
Throughout the San Joaquin Valley, some groves were barren as
immigrant farmworkers left the fields for rallies. Several hundred workers
marched in downtown Porterville, 70 miles southeast of Fresno, waving
"We've got to help all the people living here without
papers," said Samuel Jimenez, 54, a Mexican farmworker who lives
Perhaps even more dramatic than the economic toll were the turnouts
in places like Huntington Park, a city southeast of Los Angeles, where a
huge column of marchers stretched for blocks, heading to a park.
"It's the American national anthem, it should be sung in the
national language English," said Frank Gurule, mayor of nearby
Cudahy, where the population of 30,000 is 95 percent Latino and 65 percent
The crowd sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" in English not
the Spanish-language version that debuted on some radio stations last
In San Francisco, Benita Olmedo, 40, a nanny who illegally came to
the U.S. from Mexico in 1986, had pulled her 11-year-old daughter and
7-year-old son out of school to demonstrate.
"I want my children to know their mother is not a
criminal," she said. "My kids call me a revolutionary. I want
them to be fighters."
At the Capitol, marchers carried such signs as "Do not bite the
hand that feeds you" and "Full rights for all immigrants."
In Los Angeles, signs read, "Immigrants are workers, not
"I know I'm taking a risk, but it's so much more worth it to
sacrifice one for the many," said Norma Luera, 43, who took the day
off from her job at Sutter Health Hospital to march in Sacramento.
The protests were the latest in a movement that coalesced in recent
months in response to a House bill that would criminalize illegal
immigrants and fortify the U.S-Mexico border.
"Criminalizing immigrants affects all of us," said Shahram
Aghamir, 45, an engineer who took a vacation day to go to the San
Francisco rally. He said he came to the U.S. in 1978 and became a citizen
in the 1990s. "It's not about being Iranian or Mexican. We're all
here to make a living. Their struggle is mine."
That view was echoed by Monica de la Torre, 24, a Mexican immigrant
in the U.S. illegally 8 years. Pushing her 2-year-old baby in a stroller
during a Los Angeles march, Torre said her husband couldn't come because
the family couldn't live without a day of income.
"We might have been born in Mexico, but we are adapting to this
country and becoming American," Torre said. "We pay our taxes,
we obey the law, we are learning English, our lives are here."
Associated Press Writers Christina Almeida, Andrew Dalton, Tim
Molloy, Robert Jablon and Daisy Nguyen in Los Angeles, Alex Veiga in Long
Beach, Juliana Barbassa in Porterville, Samantha Young and Juliet Williams
in Sacramento, Jordan Robertson in San Francisco and Dan Goodin in San
Jose contributed to this report.
Published: Tuesday, May 2, 2006
|Immigrants rally across US to
back rights for illegals
May 2, 2006|
Hundreds of thousands of mostly Hispanic immigrants walked off the
job and rallied in cities across the US yesterday, wielding their
economic clout to demand rights for illegal immigrants.
Factories closed, day labour jobs went begging, children skipped
school and cargo was left on docks in what the organisers called
"A Day Without Immigrants".
The largely Latino crowds chanted "Si, se puede!" or
"Yes, we can!" and banged drums while waving American and
The demonstrations were aimed at pressuring the US congress to grant
amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants and scuttle a proposal to
build a wall along the Mexican border.
"What the marches have done is give a human face to the
immigration issue in the United States today," said Harry
Pachon, professor of public policy at the University of Southern
He said the size of the crowds proved that it was a national issue.
Los Angeles police estimated a throng of up to 250 000 people
gathered during a noon demonstration at the city hall and 400 000 at
a later rally near the La Brea Tar Pits. Many protesters were at
"Today we say with one voice that we want fair and sensible
bipartisan immigration reform," said Los Angeles mayor Antonio
Villaraigosa, the son of a Mexican immigrant and a lifelong
campaigner for legalisation of illegal immigrants.
The economic impact of the boycott was not clear and some lawmakers
and conservative groups predicted a backlash.
Republican legislators in Arizona - the state that is the biggest US
entry point for illegal immigrants - called for a $100 million
(R600m) crackdown, including deploying National Guard troops to the
border with Mexico.
Republican representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado predicted a
negative reaction from the public and conservative lawmakers to the
Recent polls show only 30% of Americans advocate tougher laws for
illegals, while the majority, like President George Bush, wants a
guest worker programme combined with better enforcement of
In Los Angeles yesterday, entire families, many with babes in arms,
carried placards declaring "Hoy marchamos, manana motamos"
(Today we march, tomorrow we vote) and danced to mariachi bands.
"It's a celebration of immigrants.
"It isn't just a protest or even a boycott," said Los
Angeles Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony, who has urged priests to
disobey laws that would criminalise those who help illegal
In Chicago, more than 300 000 people marched, waving flags and
Demonstrations unfolded in Denver, Houston and San Francisco and
thousands marched in Mexico in solidarity with compatriots who make
up the bulk of the illegal immigrants.
The illegals, who flood across the Mexican border at a rate of half
a million a year, work mostly in low-paid jobs in agriculture,
construction or restaurants, as janitors, meat packers, maids and
gardeners and many other occupations.
Actress Susan Sarandon told a festive rally in New York's Union
Square: "We now know that you are no longer silent, you are no
longer invisible - and let's keep it that way." - Reuters
May 2006 ALIEN NATION: Secrets of the Invasion Why
America's government invites rampant illegal immigration
It's widely regarded as America's biggest problem: Between 12
and 20 million aliens including large numbers of criminals, gang
members and even terrorists have entered this nation illegally,
with countless more streaming across our scandalously unguarded
The issue polarizes the nation, robs citizens of jobs, bleeds
taxpayers, threatens America's national security and dangerously
balkanizes the country into unassimilated ethnic groups with little
loyalty or love for America's founding values. Indeed, the de facto
invasion is rapidly transforming America into a totally different
country than the one past generations have known and loved.
And yet most Americans have almost no idea what is really
going on, or why it is happening.
While news reports depict demonstrations and debates, and
while politicians promise "comprehensive border security
programs," no real answers ever seem to emerge.
But there are answers. Truthful answers. Shocking answers.
In its groundbreaking May edition, WND's acclaimed monthly
Whistleblower magazine reveals the astounding hidden agendas, plans
and people behind America's immigration nightmare.
Titled "ALIEN NATION," the issue is subtitled
"SECRETS OF THE INVASION: Why government invites rampant
illegal immigration." Indeed, it reveals pivotal secrets very
few Americans know. For example:
Did you know that the powerfully influential Council on
Foreign Relations often described as a shadow
government" issued a comprehensive report last year laying
out a five-year plan for the "establishment by 2010 of a North
American economic and security community" with a common
"outer security perimeter"?
Roughly translated: In the next few years, according to the
59-page report titled "Building a North American
Community," the U.S. must be integrated with the socialism,
corruption, poverty and population of Mexico and Canada.
"Common perimeter" means wide-open U.S. borders between
the U.S., Mexico and Canada. As Phyllis Schlafly reveals in this
issue of Whistleblower: "This CFR document asserts that
President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime
Minister Paul Martin 'committed their governments' to this goal when
they met at Bush's ranch and at Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005. The
three adopted the 'Security and Prosperity Partnership of North
America' and assigned 'working groups' to fill in the details. It
was at this same meeting, grandly called the North American Summit,
that President Bush pinned the epithet 'vigilantes' on the
volunteers guarding our border in Arizona."
The CFR report important excerpts of which are published
in Whistleblower also suggests North American elitists begin
getting together regularly, and presumably secretly, "to
buttress North American relationships, along the lines of the
Bilderberg or Wehrkunde conferences, organized to support
transatlantic relations." The Bilderberg and Wehrkunde
conferences are highly secret conclaves of the powerful. For
decades, there have been suspicions that such meetings were used for
plotting the course of world events and especially the
centralization of global decision-making.
- Did you know that radical immigrant groups including
the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF),
the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and the
National Council of La Raza (La Raza) not only share a
revolutionary agenda of conquering America's southwest, but they
also share common funding sources, notably the Ford and
''California is going to be a Hispanic state," said
Mario Obeldo, former head of MALDEF. "Anyone who does not
like it should leave." And MEChA's goal is even more
radical: an independent ''Aztlan,'' the collective name this
organization gives to the seven states of the U.S. Southwest
Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and
Utah. So why would the Rockefeller and Ford foundations support
such groups? Joseph Farah tells the story in this issue of
Why have America's politicians of both major parties
allowed the illegal alien invasion of this nation to
continue for the last 30 years unabated? With al-Qaida and
allied terrorists promising to annihilate major U.S. cities with
nuclear weapons, with some big-city hospital emergency rooms
near closure due to the crush of so many illegals, with the
rapid spread throughout the U.S. of MS-13, the super-violent
illegal alien gang with all this and more, why do U.S.
officials choose to ignore the laws of the land and the will of
the people to pursue, instead, policies of open borders and lax
The answers to all this and much more are in
Whistleblower's "ALIEN NATION" issue.
Is there hope? Or is America lost to a demographic
invasion destined to annihilate its traditional Judeo-Christian
culture, and to the ever-growing likelihood that nuclear-armed
jihadists will cross our porous borders and wreak unthinkable
There most definitely is hope, according to this issue of
Whistleblower. Although most politicians of both major political
parties have long since abdicated their responsibility for
securing America's borders and dealing effectively with the
millions already here illegally, there are a few exceptions
most notably Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo.
May's Whistleblower includes an exclusive sneak preview of
Tancredo's forthcoming blockbuster book, "In Mortal Danger:
The Battle for Americas Border and Security." In an
extended excerpt, Whistleblower presents Tencredo's expert and
inspired analysis of exactly how to solve the nation's most
Note: You can also order a subscription to
Whistleblower magazine. Simply
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at 1-800-4WND-COM (1-800-496-3266).
Mass Amnesty And The End Of
Prison Planet | May 27 2006
Listen as Alex Jones outlines
the literal end of America following the Senate passage of Bush's
mass amnesty program.
Download the MP3 here.
THE KEY POINTS
- The plan is the biggest
amnesty ever and legalizes 25 to 30 million illegal immigrants (not
the 14 million as reported).
- Rampant illegal immigration
and its promotion by the US government is part of a stated
agenda to merge the US into a pan-American union with Mexico and
Canada and replace the dollar with the Amero. Destroying the middle
class and erecting a de facto world government is in process.
- Faux neo-conservative talk
show hosts are the most avid cheerleaders of the mass amnesty
program, feeding poison to their listeners by claiming Bush is
getting tough on the border issue and associating empty solutions
like 6,000 unarmed national guard troops with the necessity to pass
the guest worker program.
- Liberals are supporting
Bush's number one demand while their idol Hillary Clinton dines with
- The program facilitates an
invasion of skilled workers, further eviscerating American
employment in high-tech jobs.
- The illegal alien invasion
is spearheaded by
violent and brutal race supremacist groups that call for the
genocide of all blacks and whites and an occupation of the southern
and western states.
- In an article,
CNN's Lou Dobbs called the program, "full amnesty for all
illegal aliens in this country, even though nobody really knows
whether the number is 11 million, 12 million or 20 million."
- The blanket amnesty guest
worker program includes a provision that if you're a felon the new
law doesn't apply, yet the legislation includes a trap door that
allows felons to remain if they have a "hardship" or
family within the country. This is akin to putting a band-aid on a
- The recent immigration
protests were run by Vicente Fox and Bush administration PR firm Rob
Allyn and Co. and were whipped up by the Spanish media weeks in
advance as a mobilization of a fifth column to bully the American
- The media gives a positive
spin to the immigration protests yet applies negative connotations
to any anti-war or property rights protest.
- On the surface the protests
were labeled "a day without immigrants" yet in reality the
organizers called the protest "a day without gringos" and
this was reported by the Associated Press.
- Bush has tied the smoke and
mirrors ploy of "getting tough" to his blanket amnesty
program which legalizes all illegal aliens and anyone that can get
into the country for the next six years, as well as allowing
corporations to fly in skilled and unskilled workers to further
eviscerate Americans' jobs.
Full Steam Ahead For "The
Invasion" & The American Union
Government funded drug running
cartels, secret illegal social security programs and Pesos
for Pizzas. What happened to the United States of America?
Steve Watson & Alex Jones
Monday, January 8, 2007
Recent disturbing incidents on the US/Mexico border,
coupled with mainstream news reports concerning government
aiding of illegal immigration serves to once again remind
US citizens that the sovereign borders are systematically
being broken down and the country is being quietly
amalgamated into a Pan American Union.
Last week it was reported that a U.S. Border Patrol
entry Identification Team site
was overrun by a team of armed Mexicans
Wednesday night along Arizona's border with Mexico,
somewhere along the 120 mile section of the border between
Nogales and Lukeville, an area known for being a drug
The guard were forced to flee as troops are not allowed
to apprehend illegal entrants and do not carry armed
"We don't know if this was a matter of somebody coming
up accidentally on the individuals, coming up
intentionally on the individuals, or some sort of a
diversion?" said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol Tucson Sector
spokesman. "We just don't know and that's why everything's
got to be looked into."
Imagine if muslims or Arabs were caught shooting at
national guard and overrunning them, we would never hear
the end of it. This incident however, is the latest in a
long line of stories that barely reach the footnotes of
the local nightly news.
In late 2005 there were dozens of American citizens
kidnapped over the Texas border and taken down to Mexico
and held. This was kept very quiet. There was a huge stand
off, some were killed. 800+ US citizens were killed on the
Texas border in 2005, hundreds more were killed in 2006.
There are over a million illegal aliens,
conservatively, in Houston alone. There have been multiple
car bombings there, and in Dallas, which have quietly been
attributed to illegals and forgotten about.
We have previously covered
multiple instances of armed Mexican troops
straying over the borders and even
firing at and killing federal officers.
CNS news reported that Texas sheriffs and
lawmakers are routinely threatened, fired upon and overrun
by US TRAINED gun-toting members of the Mexican military,
crossing regularly into U.S. territory, where they are
partnering with drug cartels and criminal gangs to protect
sophisticated smuggling operations.
We have also exposed how illegal immigration is being
used by drug commando organizations such as Los Zetas
(pictured) to gain unrestricted passage into the US.
Former DEA agents have come forth declaring
that such groups, admittedly trained by the US Government
are being used as front groups for CIA and government
controlled narcotics operations. To shut down illegal
immigration and strengthen the borders would go some way
to prevent such lucrative activities, therefore it's a
The open plan to merge the US with Mexico and Canada
and create a
Pan American Union has long been a Globalist
brainchild but its very real and prescient implementation
on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations has finally
also been reported on by mainstream news outlets.
The Union is the globalist cabal's meal ticket towards
raping an entire continent of its resources and sovereign
capabilities. Strengthening the borders is not on the
Agenda here, the American Union is all about DISSOLVING
The framework on which the American Union is being
pegged is the NAFTA Super Highway, a four
football-fields-wide leviathan that stretches from
southern Mexico through the US up to Montreal Canada. Toll
roads are to be placed upon existing roads in
Security Prosperity Partnership agreements
that bypasses Congress, agreements between the
bureaucracies of the US and Mexican governments, to raise
capital to build the Super highway that will go South of
Texas and into Mexico.
Bush's blanket amnesty program, which the
Democrats in congress are set to approve this week as
their first order of business, the Pan American Union is
the final jigsaw piece for the total dismantling of
America as we know it.
We have also seen in the past how "immigration control
efforts" such as
Real ID, boosting troops on the borders and
building fences are simply smoke and mirrors behind which
lie methods of control, outrageous elitist profiteering
and the destruction of freedom.
The truth is that immigration is too profitable for the
elite, both in the US and in Mexico, to put a stop to it.
In late December 2005, Mexican President Vicente Fox
hired a GOP lobbying firm to sweeten
political sentiment in the US towards Mexicans and the
The Mexican government is now even giving illegals
hand-held satellite navigation devices in
order to facilitate their safe journey across the desert.
In light of all this it is also disturbing to read that
the US government has been SECRETLY paving the way for the
funneling of billions of Social Security funds to illegal
Mexican immigrants. As a result of lawsuits, the U.S.
government last week released the actual
U.S.-Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement,
an understanding signed between the Bush administration
and the Mexican government in 2004.
This is not the first time the Bush administration has
moved to aid the benefits of Mexicans illegally working
working in the US. In 2005,
the New York Times reported that the
Bush administration had initiated a program to start
paying hospitals and doctors for providing emergency care
to illegal immigrants. Members of Congress from border
states had sought the money, totaling $1 Billion. They
said treatment of illegal immigrants imposed a huge
financial burden on many hospitals, which are required to
provide emergency care to patients who need it, regardless
of their immigration status or ability to pay. The
administration had previously abandoned a proposal that
would have required many hospitals to ask patients if they
were U.S. citizens or legal immigrants.
Add to this previous mainstream reports of banks and
lenders opening their doors to illegal immigrants,
facilitated by government agencies, such as the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corp.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the
FDIC is encouraging banks to lend and invest in undeserved
markets regardless of customers' immigration status.
The US armed forces has also seen an influx of foreign
troops, an average of 20% of ground troops in Iraq are now
non citizens, this is set to rise to 50% over the next
foreign recruitment stations facilitating the
Think about this, non-US citizens wearing the uniform
of American soldiers, stationed at home and abroad.
Dallas Morning News reported that patrons of
the Dallas-based Pizza Patrón chain, which caters heavily
to Latinos, will be able to purchase American pizzas with
Mexican pesos. What kind of twilight zone have we entered
here? Yeah forget the dollar, it's basically dead now
anyway - lets just use the Peso as the national currency.
Social Security, roads, military, intelligence
gathering, regulations, federal agencies - all within the
US, Canada and Mexico are being merged into one system at
the cost of national sovereignty and the common law.
We are talking about an advanced empire state with a
class based multicultural chowder bowl for a population,
something has to give somewhere. The Soviet Union and The
former Yugoslavia are telling examples of what happens
when many cultures are played off against one another and
asked to coexist within one country. Most recently this
cultural phenomenon has been evident in France which seems
to be on the same track of self-destruction with its
massive non-assimilating 2nd generation Muslim population.
This cultural rift is already overwhelmingly evident in
the US. We have previously covered the
Nightmare Racism and Open Call for Revolution
from groups such as the Atzlan reconquista movement, MEChA
and La Raza who call their American based radio stations
"the Invasion". Such groups have no desire to respect US
culture and wish for nothing more than the US to be
broken up. Of course these groups are
minority movements, yet their reach evidently becomes
increasingly appealing to proud Mexicans when the
President tells them they can come to the US and do awful
jobs because they are less worthy than Americans.
Social, political and economic forces are pulling
America apart and driving her toward a bloody conflict
that may fracture the nation into several different
countries. Bush's rhetoric of allowing a legal force of
underling workers that will do the dirty work for America
sounds like a direct avocation of a creation of a massive
underclass of illegal, Third World, uneducated and poor
This only serves to benefit one section of society, the
A Victory in Idaho
and a Crisis in Washington
NAU & SPP
The Idaho House successfully passed House Joint
Memorial 5 by a voice vote on March 12th. The
legislation is a resolution that opposes U.S.
participation in the Security and Prosperity
Partnership of North America (SPP) and the development
of the North American Union (NAU). It petitions
Congress generally and the state Congressional
delegation specifically to withdraw from the Security
and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) and
stop any progress toward any form of North American
Union. This resolution is a warning to the state
Congressional delegation that the folks back home are
alert and watching what Congress is doing.
Idaho represents the 14th state to introduce
anti-NAU and SPP resolutions. The other states include
Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, Missouri, Montana,
Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota,
Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. If your
state is not listed, you should start work right away.
A Model Resolution is at:
You may wish to pool efforts with the local members of
the John Birch Society who are working on this all
over the country.
There are several "amnesty" bills in Congress
right now. Immigration is a very confusing situation
and changes rapidly. Numbers USA has as good a grasp
on what is going on in Washington concerning amnesty
as I have seen. They also have a painless, quick
method of communicating with your Congressional
delegates. Five minutes spent on their site will
usually produce 2 or 3 faxes sent directly to your
Representative or Senators. If a phone call is
required, they have the number there and some talking
points for you to use. I check on Numbers USA daily
and use their service almost every day. Their site is:
With many in Congress and the President pushing
"amnesty " legislation, please use Numbers USA often.
RAMOS and COMPEAN
Ramos and Compean are the two Border Patrol
Agent jailed for shooting a drug smuggler. See the
story in "The New American", "Punished for Doing Their
The Washington Post has an article about the movement
to pardon the two agents:
If you wish to join the groundswell working for
a pardon for Ramos & Compean, you may send a letter to
your Congressional delegation and the President at the
following links. I sent a letter to my Senators, my
Representative, and the President in less than 4
We suggest that the time that you use to promote
Freedom be divided 50% toward defensive battles that
will keep the Freedoms we have, and 50% for promoting
Freedom legislation which will restore lost Freedoms.
There are several bills that will restore lost
Freedoms, or enhance current Freedoms. We recommend
that you write your Senators and Representative asking
them to cosponsor these bills.
H. R. 300 We the People Act (Limiting Federal
Courts jurisdiction in state matters.)
H.R.1146 American Sovereignty Restoration Act of
2007 (Get US out of theUN)
H. R. 73 Citizens' Self-Defense Act of 2007 (To
protect the right to obtain firearms for security, and
Independent American Party
Pictures Of Our Beautiful Sonoran Desert in Ariz.
HERE IS A REAL EYE OPENER FOR
YOU. Another Monster Layup/Rest
Area Discovered by
CDC AZ SEARCH & RESCUE
We breathed a sigh of relief the
day the Senate defeated the
Amnesty Bill, but the
is still being invaded! We
discovered one of the biggest
layups we have ever found.
This layup is on an 'illegal
super - highway' from Mexico to the
Tucson used by human smugglers.
This layup area is located in a
wash area approximately .5 of a
mile long just south of
We estimate there are over 3000 discarded back packs in
this layup area. Countless water containers, food
wrappers, clothing, and soiled baby diapers. And as you
can see in this picture, fresh footprints leading right
into it. We weren't too far behind them
kept walking down the wash, I was sure it was going to
end just ahead, but I kept walking and walking, and
around every corner was more and more trash!
And of course the trail leading out of the layup area
heading NORTH to Tucson, then on to your town tomorrow.
already come through here. Is
this America the Beautiful ?
Or another landfill?
The trash left behind by the
illegals is another of the
Environmental Disasters to hit
been done in one of our great
Northwest Forests or Seashore
National Parks areas there would
be an uprising of the American
people........but this is remote
Arizona-Mexican border. You
won't see these pictures on CNN,
ABC, NBC or the Arizona
Repugnant. Nor will they
mention the disease that comes
from the human waste left in the
desert. They do talk about light
bulbs a lot though...
This information needs to be
seen by the rest of the country.
Texas Two-Step: Giuliani and
Houston's Bracewell Learn the Politics of Dancing
It was a beautiful wedding. When Houston's Bracewell
& Patterson called a press conference at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel two years ago to introduce its new
partner, Rudolph Giuliani, the firm's lawyers beamed.
Their trophy mate was a real catch, someone who would
bring instant name recognition for Bracewell's fledgling
New York office. Like a good traditional bride, the firm
changed its name to Bracewell & Giuliani. The hard-nosed
New York politician and the savvy Texas firm cast their
relationship in terms that might make a Hallmark card
writer blush. Their union, they said, was ignited by a
burning passion for the law.
"I wanted to practice law," said Giuliani, 63,
during an interview in late February. "I really enjoyed
it. It's who I am." Or, as Patrick Oxford, Bracewell's
managing partner, said in 2005: "It was really his love of
the law that really drove our conversations."
It's entirely possible, of course, that at an age
when many lawyers ease into retirement, Giuliani felt an
unquenchable desire to plunge back into motions to dismiss
and conflicts checks. It's also an unavoidable fact that
politicians have to create the right story. Giuliani is a
presidential candidate whose campaign story masks some
rough edges in his personal and professional life. The
Bracewell chapter of this candidate's tale likewise has
some awkward angles.
Giuliani, the quintessential New Yorker, could walk
into practically any major law office in Manhattan and
shake hands with a partner he's known for years. Yet he
chose a 332-lawyer Texas firm where he had known no one
longer than a few months and that was barely visible in
New York. Is it possible that political considerations
were a factor in Giuliani's choice? No, insist Giuliani
and Oxford. "That would be a silly way to run for
president," says Giuliani. "You don't join a law firm to
run for president." Adds Oxford: "We never discussed that
one single time."
They might not have had to. Oxford is close to
President George W. Bush and Karl Rove and has been a top
fund-raiser for Bush's presidential campaigns. And during
the last 35 years, Oxford has been a behind-the-scenes
force in Texas politics. If Giuliani's arrangement with
Bracewell has nothing to do with politics, then he is
benefiting from some extremely lucky coincidences. Oxford
is now serving as Giuliani's campaign chairman, and in the
first three months of the year, Giuliani has received more
money from Texas -- $2.2 million -- than any other
Republican or Democratic candidate. The list of Texas
donors includes former Bush supporter and billionaire T.
Boone Pickens Jr. (who has helped raise $500,000,
according to the Wall Street Journal), Texas
Rangers owner Tom Hicks and Richard Kinder, the chairman
and chief executive officer of Bracewell client Kinder
But politics can test the best of unions. In recent
months, the political spotlight trained on Bracewell has
become increasingly uncomfortable for Giuliani, the firm
and its clients. Recent articles have scrutinized the
firm's work for energy companies like Venezuela-owned
Citgo Petroleum Corp., forcing Giuiliani to explain his
firm's connections to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
The firm has also had to defend its work for companies
accused of fighting environmental regulation. In addition,
Bracewell has had to concern itself with Federal Election
Commission rules that would penalize Giuliani and the firm
if his compensation is considered a campaign contribution.
Shortly before this article went to press, Oxford
disclosed that Giuliani would soon be "stepping back" from
Bracewell. "As he becomes more involved in his campaign,
public appearances on behalf of the firm can be
misunderstood," Oxford said. He added that Giuliani's
status as a partner would not change, but that he would
reduce his appearances for the firm and would be less
involved in Bracewell's New York strategy. This move was
prompted in part, said Oxford, by an effort to spare the
firm and its clients more campaign scrutiny, or, as Oxford
calls the attention, "cavity searches."
After a little more than two years, the strain of
this marriage is showing. Will love of the law be enough
to hold it together?
Back in February, Giuliani was all over Manhattan. A
close-up of his face hung from hundreds of sidewalk
newsstands, filling the cover of New York magazine.
The headline wondered: "Him? What America Sees in Rudy.
The Weirdness of the Giuliani Juggernaut." The article --
which examined how Giuliani woos voters outside New York
by running on the memory of Sept. 11 -- did not mention
Bracewell & Giuliani.
Inside Bracewell's Times Square office, a few
touches set the firm apart. A closed-circuit security
camera watched the reception area. A room next to
reception served as a memorial to Sept. 11; it included
flags, a picture of Ground Zero and a photo of the Statue
of Liberty emblazoned with the words "God Bless America."
In the hallway outside Giuliani's office, two security
guards squeezed their large bodies into a small booth.
Giuliani sat in a wing chair by the door.
"Leadership," his 2002 autobiography/inspirational
management guide, was positioned next to him on a small
table. His tie was dotted with little "R"s, and he had
pinned an American flag to the lapel of his blue-and-gray
pin-striped suit. One of the firm's public relations
specialists sat to the side. As Giuliani answered
questions about his role at the firm, he smiled almost
"My last five to six months in office [as mayor], I
thought, 'What to do next?' " he recalled, as he quickly
wove in campaign points. "I had been through prostate
cancer, and I was healthy. I wanted to practice law. I
wanted to take the principles I used to turn around New
York and consult with businesses that needed that kind of
help. ... All of this was in motion, then Sept. 11
happened." With that tragedy taking precedence, Giuliani
said he "turned over" the planning of his postmayoral
career to a friend, Roy Bailey. Bailey is not a lawyer and
previously ran a large insurance agency in Texas. He
helped Giuliani set up a small conglomerate of businesses:
Giuliani Partners, and its two units, Giuliani Security
and Safety and Giuliani Capital Advisors. A Giuliani
Partners spokeswoman said that Bailey, who is managing
director of Giuliani Partners, was too busy to be
interviewed for this article.
Two-and-a-half years later, in the summer of 2004,
Giuliani gave Bailey a new assignment. "I had told Roy ...
that I wanted to see if I could get into the law
practice," Giuliani said. That September, during the
Republican National Convention in New York, Bailey had
dinner with some Republican businessmen and met Oxford for
the first time. The two men shared interests in Texas and
politics. Bailey, a former head cheerleader at Southern
Methodist University, had been finance chairman of the
Republican Party of Texas. Bailey asked Oxford to have
coffee the next day, and broached the idea of Giuliani
Giuliani and Oxford had numerous meetings "to make
sure the cultures matched," said Giuliani during the
interview, who said he didn't talk to many other law
firms. Before he left office he had discussions with one
firm in depth, and another firm was contacted by others on
his behalf, he said. (He declined to identify them.)
Oxford informed Bracewell's seven-person management
committee about the talks, but the partnership wasn't told
for roughly two months, until the two sides outlined some
terms. In March 2005 Bracewell unveiled its new star. "We
share values," Oxford announced at the time.
It was an unusual deal. The firm agreed to pay
Giuliani Partners $10 million up front for the services of
the former mayor and two lawyer friends he would bring
from Giuliani Partners: Michael Hess and Daniel Connolly,
who had worked for the mayor in city government. Despite
that hefty payment, the three would continue to split
their time with Giuliani Partners. Before Giuliani became
immersed in campaigning, he typically spent only Mondays
and Fridays at Bracewell, allowing him to meet his other
obligations. "I think I work two to three normal
schedules," he noted during the inverview. Bracewell also
took out a $25 million loan to open the office.
During the February interview, Giuliani explained
what attracted him to Bracewell. "I know law firms really
well," said Giuliani, who has been a partner at three
other firms and served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern
District of New York from 1983 to 1989. "I wanted to make
sure I really respected and liked the people here. I
retain the idea that this is more a profession than a
business." He added, "A lot of law firms have made big
mistakes by hooking up with the wrong people."
Not everyone saw a natural alliance. Some Bracewell
partners were shocked "to the point of disbelief," says
former partner Joseph Ford, who is now at DLA Piper.
Bracewell sat a rung below elite Houston firms like Vinson
& Elkins and Baker Botts. "People were surprised that a
firm like Bracewell & Patterson could attract someone of
that stature," says Ford. Another former partner adds, "We
all asked, what's in it for him? ... People raised
questions, but it was sub rosa. It was not popular to
discuss around the water cooler." In the end, this partner
says, the vote to bring in Giuliani and change the firm's
name was close to unanimous: "The prevailing winds were so
The financial disclosure form that Giuliani filed
with the Federal Election Commission in May shows a highly
unusual and lucrative arrangement between Bracewell and
Giuliani. The firm guarantees the candidate a base pay of
$1 million a year, and in 2006, he received $1.2 million.
Most surprisingly, Giuliani also gets 7.5 percent of the
revenues of Bracewell's New York office. The firm claimed
it had not yet computed that amount for last year as of
the date of the filing, so Giuliani did not report his
share of the New York revenue. With roughly 40 lawyers in
New York and firmwide revenue per lawyer of $605,000
(which is likely low for the New York office), the New
York office likely had revenues of at least $27 million.
Giuliani's slice of that amount would be $2 million. (The
filing also showed that Giuliani had made a loan to New
York partner Kenneth Caruso in the range of $250,000 to
$500,000. Oxford said he did not know the reason for that
loan; Caruso did not return a call.)
Still, despite this generous compensation, it was
clear from the start that Giuliani would have a limited
role. "My understanding was that he was lending his name
and 10 to 15 hours a month to this," says one former
partner. Ford adds that most partners assumed that
Giuliani would have even less time for the firm in coming
years: "Everybody assumed that he would run for president
sooner or later."
During an interview in January, Oxford described the
union of Bracewell and Giuliani as a perfect fit,
motivated by disappearing old-fashioned values. "We
recognize this is a business of law, and profitability you
have to be attuned to, but it's not the essence of what
we're trying to do," said Oxford. "Rudy was attracted to
that. He didn't think law firms like ours existed
Sitting in a conference room in Bracewell's Houston
headquarters, the 64-year-old Oxford was pleasant and
personable. In a smooth baritone voice, he described how
the addition of Giuliani has enhanced the firm's
"world-class value propositions." He checked off the ways
in which Giuliani has contributed: His reputation for
leadership and integrity has raised the firm's profile;
his great relationships in the New York business community
have given the firm the right entrées; and his presence
has created the excitement to attract top talent. And, in
theory at least, Giuliani has been available to do legal
"We had hopes that with Rudy's great legal
abilities, there would be circumstances where we would use
them," said Oxford. The managing partner avoided
specifics, but reported that Giuliani has worked on three
or four projects, and has "provided a lot of great
judgment" on other matters. "The actual time he's spent on
files I hesitate to estimate," said Oxford. So did
Giuliani. "I don't count billable time," he said. "That's
part of the arrangement."
Most important for Oxford, Giuliani has enhanced
Bracewell's "overall patina." Raising Bracewell's profile
has been a goal of Oxford's. When he was elected managing
partner in 2001, Oxford set a more ambitious agenda than
that of his predecessor, Kelly Frels, who heads the firm's
school district practice. Oxford is a competitor -- he
displays a picture in his office showing him crossing the
finish line of the New York City Marathon in 1983. As
managing partner, he aimed to shrink the gap between
Bracewell and firms like Vinson & Elkins. "He wanted to
out-V&E V&E," remarks one former partner. At one summer
retreat, an associate performed a skit that gently ribbed
Oxford's penchant for grand plans. The line "We're in the
big leagues now" got a knowing laugh.
Oxford joined Bracewell & Patterson in 1967 out of
the University of Texas School of Law, when the firm had
13 lawyers. Throughout most of his career, Oxford has kept
his eye on interests outside the law. In 1980, he left the
firm to try his hand as a businessman, joining a client's
bank, River Oaks Bank and Trust Company, as chairman of
the executive committee. In 1983 he left that job to start
a real estate investment fund called Western Growth Pool.
"The '80s in Texas were very tough," Oxford says. "We made
more than we lost, but did not do spectacularly." He
returned to Bracewell & Patterson in 1988.
But Oxford's main outside passion has been politics.
In 1970, when he was just three years out of law school,
he worked on his first campaign, George H.W. Bush's
unsuccessful run for U.S. senator from Texas. In 1978
Oxford took a leave from Bracewell to be deputy campaign
manager for the late John Tower in his re-election run for
U.S. senator from Texas. "I was probably getting a little
restless in practice," Oxford explained. Over the years,
Oxford has aligned himself with a series of successful
Republican candidates in Texas, including the state's two
U.S. senators. He has played significant roles in all of
Kay Bailey Hutchison's three campaigns for that office and
was Texas co-chairman of her last campaign, in 2006; he
has been treasurer of John Cornyn's fund-raising committee
since 2003. (Cornyn has raised $5.6 million since then.)
One Republican insider says that Oxford's success in
politics is partly due to his engaging personality. "Pat's
just a good guy," he says. "He works hard at maintaining
friendships, and he's very good at it."
While working for Hutchison, a law school classmate,
Oxford got to know the senator's chief strategist, Karl
Rove. "Karl and I became fast friends," said Oxford. "I
love Rove, I honestly do. He's one of the finest, most
insightful gentlemen I've ever known." Oxford and Rove
continued to work together on other campaigns, including
those of George W. Bush. Oxford met Bush in the 1970s
through common friends, and has worked on all of Bush's
elections since, including his two runs for Texas governor
and his two presidential campaigns. Oxford helped raise
$100,000 for Bush in 2000, which qualified him as a Bush
"pioneer." But his efforts for his fellow Texan went
beyond fund raising. During Bush's two presidential
elections, Oxford organized a volunteer effort that he
named the Mighty Texas Strike Force. "That was my
brainchild," said Oxford about the 1,500 volunteers who
were dispatched from Texas to battleground states. In
November 2004 Oxford described one of the group's
principles to Newsweek: "We move to the sound of
In the 2000 election, Oxford joined the extensive
network of Republican lawyers who set up camp in Florida
during the vote recount. "I ran Broward County," said
Oxford. "Some people would say the recount came down to
what happened in Broward. It was quite a thrilling
experience." Broward County, which includes Fort
Lauderdale, was one of three counties where Democrats
focused their recount efforts, and -- because it was the
most Democratic of the three -- it offered arguably their
best chance to pick up enough votes to tip the state to Al
Gore. In the end, the tallying failed to put enough votes
in Gore's column. Michael Madigan, a partner at Akin Gump
Strauss Hauer & Feld who also worked on the recount for
Bush, calls Oxford "probably the most valuable strategist
down there," and notes that Oxford was frequently in
contact with Bush, who stayed in Texas. Madigan credits
Oxford with the idea of bringing famous Republicans, like
former senator Robert Dole, into the vote-counting room as
In 2004, when Ohio was the key battleground state,
Oxford's strike force came under scrutiny when one member
was accused of voter intimidation in Ohio. This incident
was related in a report by Democratic members of the House
Judiciary Committee entitled "What Went Wrong in Ohio" and
was reported in Robert Kennedy Jr.'s June 2006 article in
Rolling Stone, "Was the 2004 Election Stolen?"
Oxford insists that the strike force was never instructed
to intimidate voters. "When I read the report in
Rolling Stone, that was all fiction to me," said
Oxford. The Mighty Texas Strike Force will not regroup for
the next presidential campaign, according to Oxford. When
Bush was running, Texas was solidly behind him, and Texas
volunteers needed an outlet for their activities. This
time, he said, Texas volunteers will be needed in Texas.
"The strike force was an aberration of the Bush years," he
Bracewell has also come to the defense of one of the
most controversial Republicans in recent years. Beginning
in 2000, the firm defended former Republican House
majority leader Tom DeLay against various ethics charges.
(It is not currently representing DeLay in a criminal
money laundering case brought by the Travis County, Texas,
district attorney.) As of 2004, DeLay's legal defense fund
had paid Bracewell more than $800,000 and owed the firm
between $100,000 and $250,000. (The fund did not have to
file public reports after DeLay left Congress.)
Giuliani is not the first Republican politician that
Oxford has lured to Bracewell. Texas' current attorney
general, Greg Abbott, joined Bracewell in 2001 after
stepping down from the state Supreme Court. He spent 17
months at the firm while running for attorney general, and
Oxford served as co-chairman of his campaign. The biggest
political catch before Giuliani was former Montana Gov.
Marc Racicot, whom Oxford helped bring to the firm's
Washington, D.C., office in 2001. While at Bracewell,
Racicot served as chairman of the Republican National
Committee (from 2002 to 2003), and was chairman of the
Bush-Cheney 2004 election committee. (Racicot left the
firm in 2005 and is now the president of the American
Insurance Association.) Like many firms, Bracewell has a
political action committee, which donated $412,323 in the
2004 and 2006 political cycles to Republicans and
Democrats, according to Opensecrets.org, a nonpartisan
database run by the Center for Responsive Politics. Since
2004, the firm's PAC has given about 60 percent of its
money to the GOP. Oxford and his wife have donated more
than $90,000 to Republican candidates and committees since
1993. Thirty-eight individuals at Bracewell have
contributed $60,000 to Giuliani, with Oxford giving
Oxford supervises fund raising for Giuliani, but
says he's not really active in soliciting money. In the
first quarter of this year, Giuliani raised $16.6 million
nationwide, second to Mitt Romney among Republicans.
Notably, several wealthy Texans in Giuliani's camp -- such
as Pickens, Kinder and Hicks -- have been longtime donors
to Oxford's political allies, Senators Hutchinson and
Oxford dismissed the notion that Bracewell's
political connections could help Giuliani. "It's sort of a
compliment that people think our firm has that type of
clout," he said. He also downplayed his own political
influence: "I am a medium-sized political functionary."
The money contributed by Bracewell lawyers and
employees to Giuliani's campaign pales next to the
compensation the candidate is getting from the firm.
Bracewell has recently sought legal advice on whether the
comfortable financial arrangement Giuliani enjoys at
Bracewell is in compliance with federal election law. If a
partner spends most of his time campaigning, his
compensation could be considered an illegal contribution.
"No employer can pay someone to run for office," says
former Federal Election Commission Chairman Michael Toner,
who is now a partner at Bryan Cave. The same analysis
applies to compensation paid to anyone at the firm working
on the campaign, such as Oxford. In April, Oxford said the
firm was consulting with a couple of law firms on how the
FEC might view these issues, but was confident that
Bracewell was in compliance with the law. He added that
the firm has not reduced his compensation or Giuliani's
because of their campaign activities.
Toner, who has not been consulted by Bracewell, says
the commission examines whether a firm is paying fair
market value for the partner's activities for the firm.
Toner notes that the FEC considered this issue in 2002
when James Talent ran for U.S. senator from Missouri while
he was a partner at Arent Fox. The FEC's general counsel
concluded that Talent's compensation was appropriate
because he had attracted clients and provided legal
services, and his pay was comparable to similarly
In addition to campaign finance issues, Bracewell
has also had to worry about which client might be hauled
out next for political inspection. Like most Houston
firms, Bracewell represents a lot of oil and energy
companies, which can make for easy targets by opponents.
Among the firm's clients are: Royal Dutch Shell, Kinder
Morgan (a successor to some of Enron Corp.'s operations),
Valero Energy Corp., the National Petrochemical and
Refiners Association and the Gas Processors Association.
In early May the firm came under fire in a New York
Times front-page article as a foe of environmental
groups. "We believe we've been part of this country's
success in making sensible environmental policy," Oxford
told The American Lawyer, noting that the firm also
represents alternative energy providers. "The best results
happen when all sides are represented professionally and
The poster child for disgraced clients, Enron, was
not long ago Bracewell's biggest client, and Bracewell
partner Carrin Patman is married to Enron former general
counsel James Derrick Jr. The firm had to give back $5
million in preference payments after the company went
bankrupt. Oxford doesn't apologize for the connection. "We
had a great relationship with Enron until 2001," he said.
"I joke that's we're the only certified clean law firm in
the whole thing. We came through with flying colors."
(Unlike Vinson & Elkins and Kirkland & Ellis, Bracewell
was never sued over its work for Enron; the firm is also
not mentioned in the extensive reports by Enron's
bankruptcy examiner and the board's special committee.)
In March, Giuliani and Bracewell had to defend the
firm's Texas lobbying for the Citgo, a U.S. subsidiary of
Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Giuliani's campaign
quickly distanced its candidate from that country's
anti-American president, Hugo Chavez, saying that Giuliani
did not work on this lobbying and that Chavez was "no
friend of the United States." Since then, Oxford has said
that the firm and Citgo have been winding up the
relationship, but he insisted that this had nothing to do
with politics. Instead, the Venezuelan government had been
nationalizing companies represented by Bracewell, creating
a conflict with continued representation of Citgo. "It's
not because of Rudy, but plain old conflicts," Oxford
At least one Bracewell client has been dropped
directly because of Giuliani. When partner Kenneth Caruso
joined Bracewell's New York office from Chadbourne & Parke
in 2005, he represented Saudi businessman Yousef Jameel.
Jameel is one of more than 200 defendants sued by victims
of the Sept. 11 attacks in Burnett v. al Baraka,
which accuses the defendants of having funded or supported
Al Qaeda. Upon joining Bracewell, Caruso stepped aside as
lead counsel, but continued to work on the case, and
listed it on his Bracewell Web site biography. During an
interview with Caruso, in which a Bracewell public
relations person was present, the partner fielded
questions about the case. Soon after, Oxford told Caruso
to get rid of it. "It's an emotional issue for Giuliani,"
Oxford explains, adding, "We had a little bit of a
misunderstanding with Ken. When I found out about it, I
said, 'Look, buddy, you need to wind this up.' " Oxford
sounded surprised to hear that the case was promoted on
Bracewell's Web site: "Oh, shit!" he exclaimed.
In his two years at Bracewell, Giuliani's main
contribution has been to serve as a living, breathing
icon. "He's done a wonderful job for me at some client
dinners," says management committee partner Mark Evans. He
notes that when Bracewell hired corporate partner Mark
Palmer from Linklaters, Giuliani agreed to meet with the
lateral's top five clients in the first 48 hours. The
former mayor can also be a hiring magnet, Evans adds:
"When you're recruiting fourth- or fifth-year associates,
it's helpful for them to be able to see him."
Oxford said in March 2005 that he hoped Giuliani
would recruit more than 50 lawyers in two years. "We've
grown considerably faster than projected," Giuliani said
in February. "Next year we will be three times ahead of
where should be." At the end of March 2007, though, the
office had 32 lawyers, not 50. The recruits included
lateral partners from McDermott Will & Emery, Chadbourne &
Parke, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Bracewell has
since picked up a significant practice with the hiring of
Evan Flaschen, the co-head of Bingham McCutchen's
financial restructuring group, and three partners who
followed him from that firm. (The firm had to open a
Hartford office for Flaschen.)
When it comes to Giuliani's actual workload, the
firm at times seems confused about what its name partner
is doing. In September 2006 Bracewell prepared a press
release for its role representing Spanish bank Banco
Santander Central Hispano, S.A., in a $651 million
purchase of a majority stake in Drive Financial Services,
a subprime auto lender. The firm cited Giuliani first in
the list of Bracewell lawyers who worked on the deal. One
lawyer representing Drive Financial was surprised to hear
of Giuliani's role. "If he was involved in the
transaction, that's news to me," says James Skochdopole of
Dallas' Bell Nunnally & Martin. "I didn't see or hear of
him at all." Oxford called the press release a "mistake,"
clarifying that Giuliani was not involved in that deal to
his knowledge. Instead, he said, Giuliani played a role in
another project for Banco Santander, helping to ease some
regulatory concerns arising from its acquisition of a
stake in U.S. bank Sovereign Bancorp Inc.
The New York partners all emphasize how busy that
office is. Corporate partner Palmer does private equity
work for MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC and
represented it in its acquisition of bankrupt Varig's air
freight division. Litigation partner Caruso represents The
Bank of New York Company Inc., in litigation over BP
shutting down the Prudhoe Bay, Alaska oil pipeline. Marc
Mukasey, who joined the firm from the U.S. Attorney's
Office in Manhattan and heads its white-collar group, led
an independent investigation into stock option backdating
for Affiliated Computer Services Inc. Connolly represents
a Sutton Place apartment building in an appeal stemming
from a dispute with New York over structural repairs.
Connolly and Hess -- whose services were part of the
$10 million payment from Bracewell to Giuliani Partners --
continue to split their time with that business. Hess, 66,
initially served as managing partner of the New York
office, but now does little for Bracewell. A former New
York corporation counsel (the city's top lawyer), he was
not made available for an interview. Connolly, 43, took
over as office managing partner in 2006, although he had
never worked at a law firm before. He notes that when he
served as special counsel to the New York City corporation
counsel's office, he had management duties over an
800-lawyer office. At Bracewell, he spends most of his
time on management.
The New York office isn't yet in the black, but it's
"trending in the right direction," Oxford said. Last year,
he said, it lost $2 million to $3 million less than
expected. The office initially depressed equity partner
profits throughout the firm; they fell from $620,000 in
2004 to $595,000 in 2005. Revenue also slipped. Oxford
said the firm endured a bad first quarter in 2005, and
jokingly attributed part of it to "water cooler talk"
about Giuliani's pending move to Bracewell that distracted
partners and decreased billings. Those numbers rebounded
last year, with profits per equity partner increasing 16
percent to $689,000, and revenue rising 17 percent to $202
million. Bracewell still trails far behind its bigger
Houston competitors. Vinson & Elkins grossed more than
twice as much, $532 million, and reported profits per
equity partner of $1.125 million; Baker Botts collected
$503 million in revenue, and had profits per partner of
Oxford said he did a "tremendous amount of due
diligence" on Giuliani before inviting him into the firm.
The managing partner acknowledged that Giuliani once had a
reputation as a "hard charger," and years ago "probably
was perceived as being more ambitious." But Giuliani is
different now, said Oxford. "Rudy had been through a
couple things. He subsequently learned he had prostate
cancer, and [then came] Sept. 11. He's never shown any of
the characteristics here that irritated people at the U.S.
Attorney's Office and [his former law firm] White & Case.
He's just a human being who has made mistakes and
In the past, Giuliani's attempt to juggle a law firm
partnership with a political campaign has created problems
for his partners. In 1989 he stepped down after six years
as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and
prepared for his first (and unsuccessful) run for mayor of
New York. At the same time, Giuliani joined White & Case
as a partner. "It didn't work out," says James Hurlock,
who was then managing partner of White & Case and is now
retired. Hurlock calls the hiring a mistake and says that
Giuliani didn't contribute enough, adding, "He was busy
running for public office." Giuliani discusses his time at
White & Case in "Leadership," in a chapter called
"Surround Yourself with Great People." He didn't fit in at
the firm, he writes, because it lacked that "sense of
adventure" he craved.
In 1990 Giuliani joined Anderson Kill & Olick.
Giuliani reminisces fondly about that time in his book,
and describes a series of interesting cases he handled.
But according to Wayne Barrett's book, "Rudy! An
Investigative Biography of Rudy Giuliani," Giuliani spent
the bulk of his time at Anderson Kill on his second run
for mayor. In 1992 he billed 177 hours, the lowest of any
partner in the firm, according to Barrett. In early 1993
Giuliani's name was placed on a list of partners who
should be asked to leave, and he departed soon after.
Today all seems forgiven. "We were honored to have him be
our colleague and wish him the best," says Jeffrey
Glatzer, the firm's president and chief executive officer.
Asked about the problems Barrett cited, Glatzer responds,
"I don't have any real comment on that at all. ...
Whatever is in the public record is there."
Several lawyers who have known Giuliani for decades
treat his tenure at Bracewell as a topic they dare not, or
care not, to broach. John Gross, a partner at Proskauer
Rose, is treasurer for Giuliani's campaign. He's known
Giuliani since they were federal prosecutors together, and
they were both partners at Anderson Kill. Asked if
Giuliani considered coming to Proskauer before choosing
Bracewell, Gross scoffed: "To do what? He's got two other
businesses!" Gross sounded uninterested in why his
longtime friend joined the Texas firm: "I have no idea
whatsoever." When queried on how Bracewell is doing in New
York, he responded: "I know nothing about it whatsoever,
other than they have a nice reception area and a
conference room. I haven't a clue." Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher partner Randy Mastro, who was deputy mayor under
Giuliani, says, "I'm helping him in any way he needs me."
But Mastro has not discussed Bracewell with him: "I have
not really talked to him about his business affairs or law
As Giuliani continues his run for president, it's
likely that most of the talk will likewise be focused
elsewhere. But, politics being politics, Giuliani is
finding that his Bracewell connection is creating some
awkwardness. Earlier this year, however, Giuliani sounded
completely unconcerned. "There's not a single negative in
it," he said in February about his tenure at Bracewell.
"If I do not win, I would like to stay here for the rest
of my life." Love will find a way.
1970 Joins U.S. Attorneys Office in Manhattan after
graduating from New York University Law School
1975 Moves to U.S. Department of Justice as an associate
deputy attorney general
1977 Becomes a partner at Patterson Belknap
1981 Returns to Justice as associate attorney general,
the No. 3 post
1983 Appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District
of New York
1989 Joins White & Case as partner
1989 Loses in first campaign for mayor of New York
1990 Returns to a private firm as a partner at Anderson
Kill & Olick
1993 Elected mayor of New York (re-elected in 1997)
2002 Ends term as mayor a few months after 9/11; starts
2005 Joins Bracewell & Patterson as a partner; firm
changes its name to Bracewell & Giuliani
Bracewell & Giuliani
Total Partners: 165
Associates and others: 167
Gross: $201.5 million
Net: $74 million
Revenue per Lawyer: $605,000
Profit per Partner: $690,000
Compensation -- All Partners: $600,000
Offices: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Astana, Kazakhstan; Austin;
Hartford; Dallas; Houston; London; New York; San
Antonio; Washington, D.C.
Texas governor clears way for NAFTA superhighway
Vetoes legislation to delay big transportation
Posted: June 22, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
The path has been cleared for the state of
Texas to begin building the new Trans-Texas
Corridor, a project that is designed to be four
football fields wide, along Interstate 35 from
Mexico to the Oklahoma border,
according to a new report from WND columnist
Jerome Corsi, the author of
"The Late Great USA."
The way was opened when Texas Gov. Rick
Perry, a Republican, vetoed a series of proposals
the Texas Legislature assembled to slow down the
work on what is considered to be a key link in a
continental NAFTA superhighway network.
Perry's latest veto was of a plan to add a
number of requirements to the Texas eminent-domain
procedures, under which governments can grab and
use private property.
But, Corsi reported,
Steven Anderson of the Institute for Justice's
Castle Coalition, objected. He said Perry's action
"left every home, farm, ranch and small-business
owner vulnerable to the abuse of eminent domain."
Earlier, Corsi reported, Perry vetoed a plan
to impose a two-year moratorium on the TTC
As WND previously reported, these measures
were approved overwhelmingly by the Texas
On learning that Perry had vetoed the
Corridor Watch, a public advocacy group that
opposes the TTC project, responded immediately.
"It sure didn't take TxDOT long to shake off
the legislative session and resume their headlong
rush to use every available loophole, exception
and remaining authority to build toll roads and
grant toll road concessions just as fast as
possible," the organization said.
Corridor Watch also noted that in the 49
bills Perry vetoed June 15 were measures that
would have required TxDOT to consider using
existing highway routes for future TTC routes and
a bill that called on the Texas attorney general
to study the impact of international agreements on
An override of Perry's vetoes is unlikely,
since the governor threatened to call a special
session of the lawmakers to handle transportation
issues if his veto fell by the wayside.
As WND has previously reported, the $180
billion needed to build the 4,000-mile TTC network
planned for construction over the next 50 years
will be financed by
de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a
foreign investment consortium based in Spain.
Cintra will own the leasing and operating rights
on TTC highways for 50 years after their
completion is complete.
WND also has reported
Perry has received substantial campaign
contributions from Cintra and Zachry Construction
Company, the San Antonio-based construction firm
selected by TxDOT to build out the TTC.
And WND has established that Cintra is
represented in the United States by
Bracewell and Giuliani, Republican Party
presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's
Houston-based law firm.
Just this week, WND reported TxDOT already is
moving to apply its four-football-fields-wide
NAFTA superhighway plan of building new
train-truck-car-pipeline corridors to the states
of Oklahoma and Colorado in a design that
stretches from the Mexican border at Laredo,
Texas, to Denver, Colo.
WND has documented a significant reason for
the projects is to connect truck traffic from
Mexican ports on the Pacific, such as Lazaro
Cardenas, to U.S. roads. Mexican ports are being
increasingly used as an alternative to West Coast
ports such as Los Angeles and Long Beach as a
cheaper, non-union alternative for the import of
millions of containers from China.
WND also has reported the Department of
Transportation plans to start a Mexican truck
demonstration project as early as Aug. 15, despite
continuing objections from Congress.
Work on Texas border wall to begin
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Construction on
a border wall in southern Texas is
expected to begin by this autumn,
despite strong local opposition, U.S.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff said in an interview
published on Thursday.
Chertoff told the Houston Chronicle
the federal government "can't rule
out" using powers of eminent domain to
seize land for the wall that is
intended to stem the flow of illegal
immigrants entering the United States
In heavily Hispanic southern
Texas, where cultural and economic
ties to Mexico run deep, local
officials, business groups and
environmentalists have spoken out
against the wall as unnecessary and
But Chertoff said national
security was at stake, so the project
will move ahead shortly.
"I expect we'll be doing some
construction in Texas this fiscal
year," he said, referring to the
government fiscal year ending
Local officials said recently
they had been told the Homeland
Security department plans to have 153
miles of wall in place in Texas by the
end of 2008.
While locals may be consulted on
the type of fence constructed, they
will not have veto power over whether
the wall will be built, Chertoff said.
"Because the fence is not only
to protect the border communities,
it's to protect the country," he said.
Construction on the wall already
has begun in Arizona, Chertoff said.
Washington aims to have "operational
control" of the border by 2013 by
building the 700-mile (1,120-km) wall
along parts of the frontier and
creating a "virtual fence" in desert
areas with drones, sensors, cameras,
satellite technology and vehicle
Get Corsi's latest book, autographed: "The Late
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Houston: The Wal-Mart of North American Union
Commerce chief pushes for 'North American
Idaho lawmakers want out of SPP
Texas Ports plan for Chinese containers
'Don't pave our land' Farm Bureau pleads
Lawmaker battles Trans-Texas Corridor
House resolution opposes North American Union
U.S. parkway leased to Aussie firm
Residents of planned union to be 'North
Official calls super highway 'urban legend'
10 most underreported stories of 2006
Congressman battles North Americanization
North American Union leader says merger just
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U.S. dollar facing imminent collapse?
London stock trader urges move to 'amero'
'Bush doesn't think America should be an actual
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'North American Union' major '08 issue?
Resolution seeks to head off union with Mexico,
Documents reveal 'shadow government'
Tancredo: Halt 'Security and Prosperity
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Top U.S. official chaired N. American confab panel
N. American students trained for 'merger'
North American confab 'undermines' democracy
Attendance list North American forum
North American Forum agenda
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Feds finally release info on 'superstate'
Senator ditches bill tied to 'superstate'
Congressman presses on 'superstate' plan
Feds stonewalling on 'super state' plan?
Cornyn wants U.S. taxpayers to fund Mexican
No EU in U.S.
Trans-Texas Corridor paved with campaign
U.S.-Mexico merger opposition intensifies
More evidence of Mexican trucks coming to U.S.
Docs reveal plan for Mexican trucks in U.S.
Kansas City customs port considered Mexican soil?
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