- A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column questioning why
it was necessary for our federal government to be constructing internment
camps all over America. See the original column at
- I felt it was time for someone such as me to publicly
broach the subject. Needless to say, the response was overwhelming. Even
more interesting is the fact that the web link to the National Guard Military
Occupational Specialty (MOS) of "Internment/Resettlement Specialist"
that I included in my column was removed shortly after the column was published.
Was this a coincidence?
- Of course, the U.S. Army still has their web site soliciting
recruitment for "Internment/Resettlement Specialist" online.
See it at
- Readers might also want to familiarize themselves with
this story out of Fort Leavenworth:
- Predictably, I heard from a sizeable number of readers
who expressed concern about my "credibility." Some were more
direct: descriptions such as "conspiracy nut," "lunatic,"
"fringe," etc., popped up quite often. Several readers dismissed
the entire proposition on the basis that, apparently, the link I provided
to a photo of one such camp that was reported in the Idaho Observer as
a FEMA camp was actually constructed in another country. Which, if true,
changes nothing, of course. Others pointed to a very shallow "exposé"
published in Popular Mechanics that attempted (lamely) to debunk the whole
notion of internment camps. (This was the same source Glenn Beck used to
dismiss the idea.) See the report at
- Criticism and name-calling aside, after reading the responses
from hundreds of readers (and examining the evidence they submitted), I
am more convinced than ever that our federal government is, indeed, constructing
large numbers of internment camps. And as one might expect, I heard from
a large number of military and law enforcement personnel, which made the
evidence even more compelling.
- One statement from a retired Air Force colonel (who is
still active in military associations and stays well-informed on military
issues) was especially telling. He said, "The Indiana plant is an
AMTRAK repair area--there are probably similar reasons for other facilities.
[Which is, no doubt, true.] I was a primary member of 'Continuity of Operations'
planning in my second tour in the Pentagon in the 1960s--such planning
has continued apace! This country was--and to a large extent still
is--totally unprepared for the after effects of nuclear exchange. The
millions of casualties of humans and animals--notwithstanding the almost
total loss of communications and government infrastructure like police,
fire, emergency response, etc.
- THERE ARE AND SHOULD BE PLANS TO DECLARE MARTIAL LAW
to keep order, to provide assistance for food, shelter, medical, etc. FEMA
was designed to do this work to fill the terrible losses in continuity
of operations, which would keep this country viable. Katrina is a
tiny example of how an emergency can destroy an entire geographical area--and
Katrina is just a minor example of where we would be as a result of a nuclear
exchange. As with all things military you plan for the worst and
hope for the best.
- "We remain vulnerable to massive catastrophes in
this country--natural or man-caused. We need to be prepared and FEMA
with all its faults--BACKED BY THE MILITARY--is charged with this job."
- (To learn more about "Continuity of Operations,"
to which the good colonel referred, start with these web sites:
- http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/pdd/fpc-65.htm )
- Notice that the retired colonel did not challenge the
existence of internment camps, but rather linked them, and military-backed
FEMA, with martial law--and he saw nothing wrong with that. (Please note:
the colonel brought up martial law; I did not. Plus, the colonel was not
adversarial with me, but on the contrary, expressed familiarity and favor
toward me.) Several military men who wrote me shared the colonel's sentiment.
Some of them expressed concern about the impact these plans will have on
freedom and constitutional government, while others seemed completely unconcerned
regarding any potential encroachment that plans of military action against
American citizens might have upon the Bill of Rights. What is enlightening,
however, is the fact that, regardless of the personal position taken, none
of the military personnel who wrote me discounted the existence of internment
- Since the colonel brought up martial law, U.S. Congressman
Paul Broun (R-GA) recently indicated that he believed the U.S. government
was intending to do just that. See his comments at
- And last year, the San Francisco Chronicle published
a major story regarding the potential for the federal government to suspend
the Constitution and institute martial law. See the story at
- In addition, is it a coincidence that a bill was recently
introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 645) called the National
Emergency Centers Establishment Act, which directs the Secretary of Homeland
Security to establish "not fewer than 6 national emergency centers
on military installations"? See the report at
- Is all of this information simply to be discarded as
- On the other hand, several readers chided me for being
"late" to discuss the subject. And to be sure, some of these
folks have done quite a bit of personal research and have amassed a large
amount of data on the subject.
- For example, readers supplied me with a plethora of material
to substantiate the existence of large numbers of internment camps throughout
the United States. I invite readers to peruse some of the information provided
below and draw their own conclusions:
- http://tinyurl.com/locate-fema-camps1 (This site
- Of course, the above is merely a sample of the scores
of resources that were forwarded to me by readers. I encourage people to
do their own research.
- Even Mr. Skeptoid himself, Brian Dunning, grudgingly
acknowledges the probability of the existence of internment camps on U.S.
soil. As with the retired Air Force colonel referred to above, Dunning
senses nothing sinister about the existence of the camps, and he doesn't
address the numbers part of the story, but he does admit the plausibility
of their existence.
- Dunning wrote, "When I first heard the FEMA Prison
Camp conspiracy story, it seemed ridiculous and paranoid at face value.
But when I finally dug in to research it, I started by searching for the
origins of the rumors, and found to my surprise that nearly all of the
legal foundation and precedent for such a plan does in fact exist."
- (See Dunning's blog at http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4145
- As I was mulling over all this information, I remembered
reading an interview that radio talk show host Geoff Metcalf had with author
Ted Flynn regarding Flynn's (then) new book, "Hope of the Wicked:
The Master Plan to Rule the World." According to Metcalf, "Flynn's
book provides a strong historical basis to show that there is a global
elite working to end the sovereignty of nations and to place every person
on earth under the authority of the United Nations." This interview
was conducted back in 2001, by the way.
- In the interview, Metcalf asked Flynn, "Please explain
what FEMA is. What is their authority and what is their job?"
- Flynn replied, "The Federal Emergency Management
Agency is probably going to be the enforcement arm of the New-World Order.
Very few people could tell you that it is actually a cabinet position.
By and large, a great percentage of their budget is 'black ops.' It's really
not on the books. You only hear of them a little bit when there are disasters.
But there is a great agenda to gather information for the government in
- Metcalf then said, "I found it significant when
Rep. Henry Gonzalez, D-Texas, clarified the question of the existence of
civilian detention camps. In an interview a few years ago, he said, 'the
truth is yes--you do have these standby provisions, and the plans are here
. . . whereby you could, in the name of stopping terrorism . . . evoke
the military and arrest Americans and put them in detention camps.' They
- Flynn replied, "They do."
- (See the interview at http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=8853
- Again, that our federal government has built large numbers
of internment camps seems undeniable. What has not been determined is the
purpose for which these facilities have been constructed. No one wants
to believe that our government is planning evil designs upon us. Then again,
neither did German Jews want to believe that their government was up to
- America's founders believed that a central government
could not be trusted, which is why they tried to fence it in with the U.S.
Constitution and Bill of Rights. Neither should citizens today trust the
federal government. As President George Washington put it, "Government
is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous
servant and a fearful master."
- Therefore, keep a wary eye out for anything that the
federal government could use to encroach upon our liberties and freedoms--even
reports of internment camps. If the reports are bogus, you've lost nothing;
but if they are real, you could end up losing your liberty.
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