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The NAFTA Superhighway is an integral part of the agenda to merge the U.S., Canada, and Mexico into a North American Union. The Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) is to be the first leg of the proposed superhighway, which would then go through the heartland of America all the way to Canada. We have already witnessed some of America's infrastructure being sold or leased to foreign interests. The TTC is being built by a Spanish company who will lease and operate it as a toll road. The plan is to unload cheap Chinese goods in Mexican Pacific ports and use the NAFTA Superhighway to deliver the products to U.S. consumers. The first stop for many trucks and railway cars from Mexico would be the Kansas City Customs port. It is to be a Mexican inland port, staffed by Mexicans, and will be considered Mexican soil. There are also plans to build an inland port in San Antonio to keep up with the expected increased container traffic. The NAFTA Superhighway is a threat to our freedoms and will further undermine our national security and sovereignty.

The TTC is to be the first section of the NAFTA Superhighway that is to be built throughout Texas, with the link from the Mexican border to Oklahoma set to be the highest priority. The Spanish company Cintra is to finance, build, and lease the TTC, operating it as a toll road. This huge project will encompass more than 4,000 miles of tollways, with talk of further expansions. It will include 1,200 foot corridors with separate lanes for passenger vehicles and large trucks. It will also include railway lines for freight and commuter trains, along with broadband and telecommunication services, oil, and water lines. Many have heard that the TTC will create jobs and lead to less traffic. What hasn't been as widely reported is that this project will mean the loss of as much as 584,000 acres of prime farm and ranch land. It will displace upwards of one million people from their private property. Not only will it be devastating to farmers and ranchers alike, but some entire rural communities will be bypassed or cut off as a result of the TTC. Many local town newspapers that fall in its path have been bought up by a company with close ties to Cintra in an effort to try and silence the ever growing opposition to the TTC.

A bill was passed by an overwhelming majority in Texas that would have placed a two year moratorium on any public/private partnerships involving toll road projects financed and operated by foreign companies. This would have killed the TTC for two years and given more time to expose this agenda, including the massive amounts of corruption and cronyism associated with this project. Texas Governor Rick Perry vetoed the bill and in the process saved the TTC. There are now discussions to extend it into Mexico and link up with the Mexican ports of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas. It has been dubbed the Trans North America Corridor. The Texas Department of Transportation also has plans to tie the TTC project to benefit ports in Houston and Corpus Christi. The TTC will not end at the Texas border. It is only the first part of the NAFTA Superhighway and the further integration into a North American Union.


The Chinese company Hutchinson Whampoa who operate both ends of the Panama Canal are currently investing millions of dollars to expand deep-water ports on Mexico's Pacific Coast. The NAFTA Superhighway is to be developed as a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based corridor. Hutchinson Whampoa will be placing RFID tags on containers leaving China, and Savi Networks will collect payments on the millions of containers accessing the superhighway in association with the North America's SuperCorridor Coalition. Savi Networks will be responsible for placing RFID sensors along the superhighway, which will be used to track shipment containers. It is interesting to note that Hustchinson Whampoa also operate the Mexican ports at Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas, and have 49% ownership in Savi Networks. The Chinese deep-water port at Yangshan is being expanded in anticipation of the increased flow of containers that will be shipped to North America. China is one of the forces behind the plan for a NAFTA Superhighway, which will clearly benefit them as well as many multinational corporations.


Despite the best efforts from the mainstream media to present those who believe there is a plan to construct a superhighway as conspiracy nuts, the public is becoming more educated and resistance is mounting. Even with substantial evidence, those like Vice President Dick Cheney in a letter to a constituent say that there is no such plan. His approval ratings have hit rock bottom, his reputation is severely tarnished, and his integrity is questionable to say the least. He might not be the right person to try and debunk the NAFTA Superhighway. In an effort to deceive using word semantics, the North American Superhighway Coalition changed its name to the North America's SuperCorridor Coalition in the late 90's. If such a plan doesn't exist, then I guess that makes all those who have introduced resolutions expressing opposition to a NAFTA Superhighway as crazy as the rest of us. At the recent Security Prosperity and Partnership Summit closing press conference, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated, “There's not going to be any NAFTA Superhighway connecting the three nations, and it's not going to go interplanetary, either.” Like it or not, this agenda is real, and Jerome Corsi, author of the book, 'The Late Great USA:The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada' has recently been honored with a Project Censored award for his efforts in exposing the NAFTA Superhighway.


The web of deceit associated with the NAFTA Superhighway is never ending. It is not surprising that you would find someone like Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's Houston law firm representing Cintra, the Spanish Company who will be leasing the TTC and operating it as a toll road. It's not enough that Giuliani made millions off the war on terrorism. Texas Governor Rick Perry's sleaze is also well documented, and he is just another lap dog for the global elite. He has made the TTC his crusade, and he will do anything to see it become a reality. It will be multinational corporations and those with political connections who will benefit from this agenda. The NAFTA Superhighway is the necessary infrastructure needed for the creation of a North American Union. It will serve as a highway for cheap Chinese goods and cheap labor from Mexico and Latin America. It is also part of a fortress North American control grid that is being implemented, and will be used to track, trace, and tax the population. This is a threat to our privacy, freedoms, security, and sovereignty. Texas is on the front lines fighting the New World Order. If we stop the Trans-Texas Corridor then we stop the NAFTA Superhighway, and put a dent in plans for a North American Union.

 

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Dana Gabriel is an activist and independent researcher. He writes about trade, globalization, sovereignty, security, as well as other issues.

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