Corsi: Bush Constructing ‘Detention Camps’

It’ll only be a matter of time before the Kool-Aid drinkers and 9/11 conspiracy theorists start using “concentration” in place of “detention.”

Constitution Party presidential front-runner Jerome Corsi’s latest column from WorldNetDaily exposes this issue of the Bush Administration constructing these camps in preparation for a “national emergency.”

6 Responses to “Corsi: Bush Constructing ‘Detention Camps’”

  1. Fred C. Says:

    Old news, before Bush & the DHS this was Clinton & FEMA. At least those old websites had pictures of the alleged camps.

  2. Cody Quirk Says:

    Shocking!

    -Hey, sorry you’ve haven’t heard from me in awhile, I’ve been on vacation and doing job hunting, I’m back now though.

  3. Cody Quirk Says:

    ....For now

  4. Kn@ppster Says:

    Why would one have to be a “Kool-Aid drinker” or “9/11 conspiracy theorist” to use the perfectly accurate term “concentration camp.” Granted, it has a high negativity index, but it is what it is.

    A “concentration camp” is exactly what it sounds like—a camp built for the purpose of “concentrating” a given group in one particular place. The term was invented by the British to describe their facilities of that type built during the Boer War.

    The US has used concentration camps a number of times in the past. Last time I trained with my old Marine Corps Reserve unit at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas (mid-1990s), one that was used to “concentrate” Vietnamese boat people and later the Cuban Mariel Boatlift population was still intact—barbed wire, guard towers, the whole nine yards.

    The complex at Guantanamo Bay is a “concentration camp”—its purpose is to be a place to “concentrate” alleged unlawful combatants against the US in one place.

    The nisei population in WWII was put in “concentration camps.” Maybe “internment facilities” has a less ominous ring to it, but they were what they were.

    If you build facilities for concentrating people, you’re building “concentration camps.” If you don’t like that because you think it makes you sound like maybe you’re a Nazi or a Stalinist, well, tough.

  5. Cody Quirk Says:

    And FYI, it was the British, NOT the Germans that invented the concentration camp. That’s how they won the Boer way anyway.

  6. Max Muir Says:

    > it was the British, NOT the Germans
    > that invented the concentration camp.

    No, it was the Spanish. Concentration camps were used in
    Cuba about five years before their use in South Africa during
    the Second Anglo Boer War. The Spanish speak Spanish, not
    English, and therefore their name for ‘concentration camp’ is
    a Spanish term, ‘Reconcentrado’ (reconcentration place).

    Unfortunately, when we started using them, two Brit MPs,
    C. P. Scott and John Ellis, decided to translate the term
    ‘Reconcentrado’ into English, giving ‘concentration camp’.

    The US Army, which used them in The Phillipines at the
    same time as the British Army used them in South Africa,
    did not translate the name, so people don’t blame
    the US for inventing concentration camps.

    The name isn’t really important because otherwise we’d
    have to exonerate the Nazis from using concentration
    camps because they called them ‘konzentrationslagers’.

    The idea that the British invented concentration camps
    comes from Goebbels and was used to justify the Nazi
    use of concentration camps.

    > That’s how they won the Boer way anyway.

    Nope. We beat the Boers because we were militarily superior,
    e.g., Paardeburg. The brave Boers were actually stealing food
    off the same women and children whose welfare so concerns us
    today. They are pathetic rag-tag criminals, not freedom fighters.

    See the diary of Lt. Schikkerling—page 383, THE GREAT ANGLO-BOER WAR, Byron Farwell

    “At one farm, the housewife welcomed the men of the Johannesburg
    Commando warmly, but they stole her pigs and turkeys anyway, causing
    her to break into tears: “If only she had cursed us,” said Schikkerling,
    “we could have stood it; but she merely wept; and this drew from me
    all I had to leave her—a tear of pity.”

    ==
    Here’s an example of the brave Boer commandos stealing food
    from a concentration camp…

    “Young Commandant Willem Fouche, operating in Cape Colony,
    heard that administrators of the camp at Aliwal North
    were traitors from the Orange Free State. On July 17 1901
    he led an attack on the camp, killed two Bantu, and carried
    off four of the alleged traitors; he also tried there to
    drum up some recruits, but out of 689 men in the camp only
    five elected to follow him. On Sept 15 1901 the Belfast
    camp was raided, apparently only to get supplies, but
    the attack was repulsed; one woman and two children were
    wounded. In December about 800 Boers captured the
    Pietersburgh camp, and J. E. Tucker, the superintendent,
    and his staff were made prisoners. After a gay, all
    night party with wives, sweethearts, friends, and relations
    the burghers released their prisoners unharmed and rode off
    into the sunrise.”

    THE GREAT ANGLO-BOER WAR, Byron Farwell

    By the end of the war the Boers were so disoriented that they
    even asked HMG to keep the terrible camps open a bit longer
    so they could carry on fighting: bravely ambushing, sniping
    and running away from the British troops.

    You know, I think you would like “Ohm Krüger (1941)” – a film
    made about the Boer War. It shows Winston Churchill as
    Commandant of a Boer War concentration camp, slobbering
    bulldog at his feet.

    Max Muir

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