Monday, February 02, 2009

First signs of "Civilian National Security Force"?

A bill introduced in the house by Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) - H.R. 645 - would provide $360M over FY09 and FY10 to "establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations." What for, you ask?
(b) Purpose of National Emergency Centers- The purpose of a national emergency center shall be to use existing infrastructure--

(1) to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster;

(2) to provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of Federal, State, and local first responders;

(3) to provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations; and

(4) to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
I suppose it's number (4) above which prompted the ever-excitable WorldNetDaily to quickly label these facilities "detention camps" for "corralling civilians on military installations". All jumping to paranoid conclusions aside, doesn't this sound just a little bit like the kinds of facilities needed for Rahm Emanuel's creepy little plan for 18- to 25-year-olds?

3 comments:

Peter Verkooijen said...

Obama's talk about a "civilian national security force" has to do with ACORN, his "community service" initiatives, his online campaign mailing lists etc. He's building out a network that will extend his control into every nook and cranny of society. The Obama people are coming to organize your neighborhood!

It will NOT be a military organization. These 'national emergency centers on military installations' are clearly a response to "Katrina".

Eric said...

I guess the quotes weren't enough to show that my usage of CNSF was intended to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek.

But the vague and open-ended description in the bill of the purposes for these facilities definitely sounds like something beyond just housing disaster refugees.

Anonymous said...

Peter Verkooijen

you mean so the obama campaign can "draft " voters?
the 1984 scenario scares the daylights out of me.