U.S. Defense Department Announces Step Toward the North American Union
Another step toward the North American Union (NAU) was announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense in its press release noting the â€śinaugural trilateral meetingâ€ť of North American defense ministers in Ottawa, Canada. It was attended by Canadaâ€™s Minister of National Defense Peter MacKay, Mexican Secretary of National Defense General Guillermo Galvan, and Mexican Secretary of the Navy Admiral Mariano Mendoza, along with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
The communique was all about â€śdefense,â€ť â€śthreatsâ€ť and â€śsecurity,â€ť key fear-based watch-words decided upon years ago to sell the idea of the NAU to the American people:...
Mike wrote: It does make one wonder what Mexico would contribute to "continental security"
Not much, I think; Mexico has its hand full with domestic security threats. Perhaps Canada wants help enforcing its Arctic maritime claims vs. Russia. Why enlarge their navy when they have ours on hand? The 2nd largest country in the world has 66 ships (smaller than the UK RN); the USN, 286, with many CVs too.
Here's my theory: maybe all this is â€śmilitary welfareâ€ť: coaxing the US into picking up the slack in other countries' defense obligations. Then they, like Eurosnobs, can in turn scold us for excessive military spending.
Seems like we could have close cooperation without the help of the Defense Dept. Then again I wonder(it being a sovereignty issue) by what authority the DOD comes into this play? Even if some get-around-the-Constitution ignoramus promotes such a "union" wouldn't it be via the State Dept?
There are anti-sovereign elements in this country, but because their desire to "fundamentally change" the country isn't going to catch any long-term fire within, they need try something else, NAU being this one.
It does make one wonder what Mexico would contribute to "continental security"
Jim Lincoln wrote: However, one has to first find out who is going to rule Mexico--the nominal government or the drug gangs. The only thing they would want to protect our their marijuana and poppy fields.
Roman Catholic philosophy helps to maintain governance of Mexico, whether politicians or drug gangs.
I can only see closer cooperation with Canada. However, one has to first find out who is going to rule Mexico--the nominal government or the drug gangs. The only thing they would want to protect our their marijuana and poppy fields.