The Ghost of Morganthau Haunts Our House

1.  Demilitarization of Germany.

It should be the aim of the Allied Forces to accomplish the complete demilitarization of Germany in the shortest possible period of time after surrender. This means completely disarming the German Army and people (including the removal or destruction of all war material), the total destruction of the whole  German armament industry, and the removal or destruction of other key industries which are basic to military strength.

Demilitarization of the United States

The following is an excerpt from a webpage that I did after making the connection between the NAFTA Superhighway corridors, the Interstate Highway System - (which originally was the Defense Highway System) and the conversion of Defense Industry vendors to allegedly peace time commercial activities.  What they actually did was to reorient the defense industry to produce offensive, stealth weapon systems for domestic use against American citizens. 

Defense Industry Conversion

On September 25, 1961, John F. Kennedy gave a speech at the United Nation calling for the complete disarmament of the United States and Soviet Union.  The next day, September 26, 1961, Kennedy signed Public Law 87-297, "Arms Control and Disarmament Act".   In the over fifty years since, our government and military leaders have been disarming our country - and looting it at the same time.  We were funding a military that was being dismantled in the United States - and building a military offshore.  So it would seem, the only real 'superpower' this government has is the ability to create a false reality for the masses using Mainstream Media and American Pravda wire service as the funnels for propaganda and social conditioning for the demise of the nation.

Report of the Secretary of Defense (1988):   Base Realignments and Closings  (recovered from Wayback) 

Background - Page 7   (Excerpts)

In the early 1960s, under the direction of President Kennedy, Secretary of Defense
McNamara developed and subsequently implemented the most extensive base
realignment and closure program in the history of the United States. Hundreds of
base closures and realignments took place during this period, and more than 60 major
bases were closed. Criteria governing bases selected for closure were established
primarily within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, with minimal consultation with
the Military Services or the Congress.

The Congress had not anticipated the broad extent of these actions, and their cumulative political impact was substantial. With very few exceptions, the closure actions were viewed negatively by the Congress, especially since the announcement of base closures was made immediately after the 1964 elections, while the Congress was in recess.

In its next session, the Congress passed legislation setting up reporting requirements designed to involve itself in any DoD base-closure program. The proposal was vetoed by President Johnson. The confrontation between the two branches of government continued to grow. Despite this situation, the Department of Defense was able to
complete base realignments and closures routinely throughout the 1960s.

On May 3, 1988 Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci chartered the Commission on Base Realignment and Closure to recommend military bases within the United States, its  commonwealths, territories, and possessions for realignment and closure (see Appendix A). Legislation subsequently passed by the Congress and signed by the President on October 24, 1988 endorsed this approach and provided relief from certain statutory provisions considered impediments to the completion of base closures. The legislation ("Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Act";

[Side note:  Ah ha.. she says.  Frank Carlucci went to work for the The Carlyle Group immediately after being Secretary of Defense.  The Carlyle Group is a private equity merchant BANK, that invested heavily in defense corporations.  Video:  The Iron Triangle - Carlyle Group Exposed 


Global Security article titled, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)

"In 1988 the Secretary of Defense recognized the requirement to close excess bases to save money and therefore chartered the Commission on Base Realignment and Closure in 1988 to recommend military bases within the United States for realignment and closure.

Congress has enacted two laws since 1988 that provide for the closure, in part or in whole, and the realignment of facilities. Since 1988, there have been four successive bipartisan Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commissions (BRAC) that recommended the closure of 125 major military facilities and 225 minor military bases and installations, and the realignment in operations and functions of 145 others. By another accounting, the four BRAC rounds achieved 97 base closings and 55 major realignments. This resulted in net savings to taxpayers of over $16 billion through 2001, and over $6 billion in additional savings annually.

The principal mechanism for implementing the policy in both statues has been an independent, bipartisan commission. Two of the most pressing issues are providing assistance to local communities economically impacted by base closures and establishing a cost-effective program of environmental clean-up at bases prior to their disposition.

During the decade of the 1980’s, no major military bases were closed, largely because of procedural requirements established by Congress. After several legislative efforts to break the deadlock failed, Congress introduced a new base closure procedure in P.L. 100-526, enacted October 24, 1988. The original base-closing law was designed to minimize political interference. The statute established a bipartisan commission to make recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Defense on closures and realignments. Lawmakers had to accept or reject the commission´s report in its entirety. On December 28, 1988, the commission issued its report, recommending closure of 86 installations, partial closure of 5, and realignment of 54 others. The Secretary of Defense approved its recommendation on January 5, 1989."