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This in from Terry B. this week…
Gee, this NAFTA thing just won’t go away
Texans are pissed they started constructing the hwy without approval
tapping the treasury under some “redefined” law
Bush used to get the funds
MEHICO is where the action is!
Amergo (our future proposed currency)
round and round
Found this very interesting
i sent it to lou dobbs
Here’s the article Terry found & sent to Lou Dobbs…
This wasn’t covered in mainstream media news and was basically a conference of top government officials, oil company executives, and others planning to restructure Norad and changing U.S. soverenty and creating a north american power.
Don’t know about you but sounds not only arrogant but perhaps treason too? Don’t you think americans should know of their plans? i do. good work terry.
Secret Banff Meeting of CEOs and
the Defense Establishment
Militarization and the Deconstruction of North America
MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY / Global Research (Canada) 19sep2006
Cabinet ministers, Five Star Generals together with North America’s top corporate executives mingle in the plush surroundings of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
This secret venue on “Continental Prosperity in the New Security Environment” focused on “Deep Integration,” which largely consists in flushing national sovereignty in favor of “Fortress North America”.
According to the draft program (see below), Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld traveled to Banff, Alberta to deliver the keynote address on “military to military cooperation”. Canada’s Minister of Public Security Stockwell Day focused his address on issues of North American public security.
Top brass from the US and Canada were in attendance. Canada’s Minister of Defense Gordon O’Connor was present together with Chief of Defense Staff, General Rick Hellier.
There was, however, no confirmation that Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper attended the meetings.
On the US side, several of Rumsfeld’s top policy advisers were present alongside a handful of researchers and consultants.
The commander of US NorthCom Admiral Tim Keating was also in attendance with several of his senior staff members. Keating is also Commander of NORAD, which is slated to be merged with US NorthCom.
“Deep Integration” was first enunciated by “The Independent Task Force for North America”, led on the Canadian side by former Liberal deputy prime minister, John Manley together with Tom Aquino, president of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. The task force led by US, Canadian and Mexican officials was sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
“Dâ€™Aquino and his partners in a corporate task force, former deputy prime minister John Manley and former finance minister Michael Wilson, tell us that by integrating ever more into the U.S. we will somehow guarantee our prosperity, creating fortress North America to compete with China, Europe, and other competitors.” (Murray Dobbin, April 2005)
In 2005, Manleyâ€™s task force released its “Trinational Call for a North American Economic and Security Community by 2010”.
Both Aquino and Manley are participants in the Banff venue, which essentially constitutes a follow-up to the CFR sponsored initiative. Another central theme of the Banff conference is the integration of military command structures, which could eventually lead to the scrapping of NORAD and the integration of Canada into US Northern Command.(Chossudovsky, November 2004)
The Banff venue was co-chaired by George Shultz, a staunch Republican, former Secretary of State to President Ronald Reagan who later became president and director of Bechtel corporation.
Top execs from the military-industrial complex and the oil companies were present including Lockheed Martin, Chevron, Mexico’s PEMEX and Suncor Energy.
Top officials and policy analysts from the military’s research labs and thinks tanks including Livermore were invited to integrate several of the specialized panels.
The meetings focused on the interrelationship between North American defense systems, militarization, national security, borders, immigration, military production and the control over North America’s energy reserves.
The venue had more to do with profit driven militarization than “continental prosperity” .
No journalists, no press releases, no commentary which might inform public opinion, a total media blackout: The program of this venue, which was a carefully guarded State secret was first revealed by Canadian author and politician Mel Hurtig on an internet posting :
Thought you would like to see this. They’re at it again. The sellouts, the usual suspects.
September 12th to 14th, at the Banff Springs Hotel, a conference on North American Integration.
Among the long list of those who will be there are Perrin Beatty, Peter Lougheed, Thomas d’Aquino, Stockwell Day, Wendy Dobson, Roger Gibbins, John Manley, Anne McLellan, Gordon O’Connor, James Schlesinger, Donald Rumsfeld, George Shultz and a long list of others.
Among the topics: “A Vision for North America”, “A North American Energy Strategy”, “Demographic and Social Dimensions of North American Integration”, “Opportunities for Security Cooperation”.
Many prominent high level U.S. government people will be there.
Lots of military. Lots of Deputy Ministers.
Lock up your valuables. Hide your children.
The list of participants and the draft program dated respectively August 31st and September 1st, were sent out on email lists. [we were not able to verify the accuracy of this draft program and whether all the confirmed participants attended the venue]
NORTH AMERICAN FORUM CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS (Internal Document, Not for Public Release)
Report dated August 31, 2006
Dr. Pedro Aspe
Hon. Peter Lougheed
Hon. George Shultz
Col. Peter Atkinson Special Advisor to Chief of Defence, Staff
Hon. Perrin Beatty Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Mr. Peter M. Boehm Assistant Deputy Minister, North America Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Mr. Thomas dâ€™Aquino, Canadian Council of Chief Executives
Hon. Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, Government of Canada
Dr. Wendy Dobson The Institute for International Business
Mr. N. Murray Edwards Edco Financial Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Ward Elcock, Deputy Minister of National Defence
Mr. Bill Elliott Associate Deputy Minister, Public Safety
Dr. John English The Cdn Centre for International Governance Innovation
Mr. Brian Felesky Felesky Flynn LLP
Mr. Richard L. George, Suncor Energy Inc.
Dr. Roger Gibbins Canada West Foundation
Rear Adm Roger Girouard, Commander Joint Task Force Pacific, Cdn Forces
Major Gen Daniel Gosselin, Director General, International Security Policy
Mr. James K. Gray Canada West Foundation Mr. Fred Green Canadian Pacific Railway
Mr. V. Peter Harder Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Paul J. Hill Harvard Developments Inc.
General Rick Hillier Chief of the Defence Staff
Mr. Pierre Marc Johnston Heenan Blaikie
Mr. James Kinnear Pengrowth Corporation
Mr. Harold N. Kvisle TransCanada Corporation
Hon. John P. Manley, McCarthy, Tetrault LLP
Mr. Ron Mannix, Coril Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Ron Mathison, Matco Investments
Hon. Anne McLellan, Senior Counsel, Bennett Jones
Hon. Greg Melchin, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta
Ms.Sharon Murphy, Chevron Canada
Ms. Sheila Oâ€™Brien, President, Corporate Director, Belvedere Investments
Hon. Gordon Oâ€™Connor, Minister of Defense, Government of Canada
Mr. Berel Roda,l International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Mr. Gordon Smith, Chairman, The International Development Research Centre
Ms. Deborah Bolton, Political Advisor to Commander, US Northcom
Mr. Ron T. Covais, President, The Americas, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Sec. Kenneth W. Dam, Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American & Foreign Law and Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School
Mr. Dan Fisk Senior Director, Western Hemisphere, National Security Council
Sec. Ryan Henry Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Ms. Carla A. Hills, Chairman & CEO, Hills & Co.
Ms. Caryn Hollis DASD (Acting) Western Hemisphere Affairs
Mr. Bill Irwin Manager – International Government Affairs; Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Corporation
Mr. Robert G. James President, Enterprise Asset Management Inc.
Admiral Tim Keating Commander, US Northern Command
Mr. Floyd Kvamme Chair, Presidentâ€™s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology; Director, Centre for Global Security Res.
Dr. Ronald F. Lehman II, Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Mr. William W. McIlhenny Policy Planning Council for Western Hemisphere Affairs
Dr. Peter McPherson President, National Association of State Universities & Land-Grant Colleges
Ms. Doris Meissner Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute
Dr. George Miller Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Mr. George Nethercutt Chairman, US Section of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, US â€“ Canada (Security)
Mary Anastasia Oâ€™Grady, Journalist for Wall Street Journal (Area Specialist)
Dr. Robert A. Pastor Director, Center for North American Studies, American University, Washington, DC
Dr. William Perry Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project
Lt. Gen. Gene Renuart, USAF Senior Military Assist. to Sec. Rumsfeld
Mr. Eric Ruff, Department of Defense Press Secretary
Sec. Donald R. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
Dr. James Schlesinger, Former Sec. Of Energy & Defense
Mr. William Schneider President, International Planning Services
Sec. Clay Sell Deputy Secretary of Energy, US Dept. of Energy
Dr. Thomas A. Shannon Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere A
Dr. David G. Victor Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development, Center for Environmental Science & Policy
Maj. Gen. Mark A Volcheff Director, Plans, Policy & Strategy, NORAD-NORTHCOM
Ms. Jane Wales President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California
Mr. R. James Woolsey Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Emb AndrÃ©s Rozental (Mexican Coordinator) â€“ Mexican Council on Foreign Relations
Silvia HernÃ¡ndez Former Senator and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on North America
Mario Molina 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Fernando Chico Pardo CEO, Promecap
Juan Gallardo CEO, Grupo GEUSA
GerÃ³nimo GutiÃ©rrez Deputy Foreign Minister for North America
Luis de la Calle Consultant. Former Deputy Minister of Economy
AgustÃ n Barrios GÃ³mez Solutions Abroad
Vinicio Suro PEMEX
Eduardo Medina Mora Secretary of Public Security
Carlos Heredia State Government of MichoacÃ¡n
Jaime Zabludowsky Consultant. Former trade negotiator
Manuel Arango CEO, Grupo Concord
Jorge SantibaÃ±ez President, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Luis Rubio CIDAC
MÃ³nica Serrano El Colegio de MÃ©xico, SeÃ±or Fellow Oxford University
Arturo Sarukhan Coordinator of Intâ€™l Affairs, Campaign of Felipe Calderon
Juan Camilo MouriÃ±o General Coordinator of President Electâ€™s transition team
Ernesto Cordero Coordinator for Public Policy Issues
General: Mr. Carlos de Icaza, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
Mr. GaÃ«tan Lavertu Ambassador of Canada to Mexico
Ms. Maria Teresa Garcia Segovia de Madero, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada
Mr. Thomas Huffaker U.S. Consul General in Calgary (on DODâ€™s list)
Mr. John Dickson Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Ottawa (representing Ambassador of US to Canada)
Mr. Colin Robertson Minister & Head, Washington Advocacy Secretariat, (representing Ambassador of Canada to US)
Draft Detailed September 1, 2006 Agenda Internal Document
North American Forum
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, Alberta September 12-14, 2006
Under the Joint Chairmanship of:
The Hon. George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State,
The Hon. Pedro Aspe, Former Finance Minister of Mexico,
The Hon. Peter Lougheed, Former Premier of Alberta
Continental Prosperity in the New Security Environment
Session I: Opening comments by Messrs. Aspe, Lougheed and Schultz
Session II: A Vision for North America: Issues and Options
Session III: Toward a North American Energy Strategy
Session IV: Opportunities for Security Cooperation in North America (Parts I and II)
Session V: Demographic and Social Dimensions of North American Integration
Session VI: Border Infrastructure and Continental Prosperity
Session VII: Roundtable Conversation with the Co-Chairs
Draft September 1, 2006 Agenda
The Fairmont Banff Springs Banff, Alberta, Canada September 12-14, 2006
The Hon. George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State
The Hon. Pedro Aspe, Former Finance Minister of Mexico
Tuesday, September 12th
3:00 to Advance Registration 4:30 pm Location: Heritage Hall
5:00 pm Registration Location: Oval Room
5:45 pm Opening and Welcoming Reception Location: Conservatory in the Cascade Ballroom
6:45 pm Dinner & Keynote Address Location: Cascade Ballroom
8:00 pm Keynote Address â€“ â€œEnergy and Environment: a vision for North Americaâ€ Dr. Mario Molina, 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Wednesday, September 13th
7:30 am Continental Breakfast & Registration Location: Alhambra Room
8:15 am Keynote Address – Hon. Greg Melchin, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta Q & A 8:45 â€“ 9:00 a.m.
9:00 am SESSION I: OPENING COMMENTS BY MESSRS. SHULTZ, ASPE AND LOUGHEED Location: Alhambra Room
SESSION II: A VISION FOR NORTH AMERICA: ISSUES & OPTIONS
Location: Alhambra Room 9:30 am PANEL:
Moderator: Dr. Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Panelists: Robert Pastor, Director, Center for North American Studies, American University Roger Gibbins, President & CEO, Canada West Foundation AndrÃ©s Rozental, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations
10:05 am ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
10:45 am Break
SESSION III: TOWARD A NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY STRATEGY Location: Alhambra Room
11:05 am REMARKS: Secretary Clay Sell, Deputy Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
11:25 am PANEL: Moderator: N. Murray Edwards, Vice Chairman, Canadian Natural Resources Limited Panelists: Richard George, President & CEO, Suncor Energy Inc. David Victor, Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development, Center for Environmental Science & Policy Vinicio Suro, Planning & Evaluation Subdirector, PEMEX
12 noon ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
12:45 pm Break
1:00 pm Lunch Location: Cascade Ballroom
1:30 pm Keynote Address: Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
SESSION IV: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SECURITY COOPERATION IN NORTH AMERICA – Military-to-military cooperation Location: Alhambra Room
2:30 pm PANEL: Moderator: William J. Perry, former US Secretary of Defense Panelists: Admiral Tim Keating, Commander NORAD/USNORTHCOM Major General Daniel Gosselin, Director General, International Security Policy, GerÃ³nimo GutiÃ©rrez, Undersecretary for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
3:05 pm ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
4:00 pm Break
SESSION IV: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SECURITY COOPERATION IN NORTH AMERICA CONTINUED Location: Alhambra Room
4:15 pm PANEL: Moderator: William Schneider, President, International Planning Services Panelists: Ward Elcock, Deputy Minister of National Defence Eduardo Medina-Mora, Secretary of Public Safety Ryan Henry, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
4:50 pm ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
5:45 pm Wrap-up of daytime sessions
6:30 pm Reception Location: Conservatory in the Cascade Ballroom
7:00 pm Dinner & Keynote Address Location: Cascade Ballroom
8:10 pm Keynote Address – The Hon. Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, Government of Canada
Thursday, September 14th
7:00 am Breakfast Location: Alhambra Room
7:15 am Keynote Address – Floyd Kvamme, Chairman, Presidentâ€™s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology Q & A â€“ 7:40 to 8:00 a.m.
SESSION V: DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN INTEGRATION Location: Alhambra Room
8:00 am PANEL: Moderator: AndrÃ©s Rozental, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations Panelists : Dr. Wendy Dobson, the Institute for International Business Carlos Heredia, Chief International Affairs Advisor to the Governor of the State of MichoacÃ¡n in Mexico Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute
8:35 am ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
9:30 am Break
SESSION VI: BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONTINENTAL PROSPERITY Location: Alhambra Room
9:45 am PANEL: Moderator: Hon. John P. Manley, McCarthy Tetrault LLP Panelists: Thomas dâ€™Aquino, Canadian Council of Chief Executives Carla Hills, Chairman & CEO, Hills & Co. Luis de la Calle, Consultor
10:20 am ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
11:00 am SESSION VII: ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATION WITH THE CO-CHAIRS Location: Alhambra Room
Moderator: Jane Wales, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California Presenters: George Shultz, Co-Chair, North American Forum Peter Lougheed, Co-Chair, North American Forum Pedro Aspe, Co-Chair, North American Forum
12:00 pm Adjourn
12:30 pm Informal lunch Location: Alhambra Room
source: http://globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=3274 25sep2006
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