Sunday, February 05, 2006

US Martial Law on the Horizon?

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NYT: The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth up to $385 million for building temporary immigration detention centers to Kellogg Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary that has been criticized for overcharging the Pentagon for its work in Iraq.

KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space...
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Haliburton subsidiary building detention centers in the US! I wonder what they could mean by "new programs"?

[Update] check out this video of what sure looks like one of these camps. Scary...

I don't suppose it could have anything to do with the inevitable riots that will come when gas goes over $10 a gallon, could it?

Iran Threatens Oil Crisis in Nuclear Standoff

Iran warned of a world oil crisis if sanctions are imposed over its nuclear program even as the United States and Europe struggled to get support for UN Security Council action.

"In case of sanctions, other countries will suffer as well as Iran," Oil Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari said, according to the official news agency, IRNA.

"One of the consequences will be the unleashing of a crisis in the oil sector and particularly a price hike."
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Iran Sanctions Could Drive Oil Past $100
AP: A surge in oil prices last week to almost $70 a barrel on concerns about the restart of Iran's nuclear program only hints at what may lie ahead. Prices could soar past $100 a barrel, experts say, if the U.N. Security Council authorizes trade sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation, which the West accuses of trying to make nuclear bombs, and Iran curbs oil exports in retaliation. A sharp global economic slowdown could follow.
CNN Money/Fortune: Ready for $262/barrel oil?

Two of the world's most successful investors say oil will be in short supply
in the coming months.
$200 to fill up my tank is possible in the near future?
$385 million isn't a lot of money to KBR I guess, but it sure would buy a whole lot of chain link and razor wire. Gitmos across the USA?

Are we just going to let Bushco get away with this too? Sure, it's just conjecture at this point, but once it happens, it'll be too late to do anything about it.

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