Global Supply Chain Management

I bet when you read the title of this commentary, you thought I was going to be talking about the transnational corporations and their business models.  Secondarily, I will, BUT, the primary focus of this commentary is the U.S. government and their role in supply chain management - ensuring that nothing gets in the way of China sending us the poisoned toothpaste and wheat gluten, lead toys for tots, defective concrete and steel, diseased beef and rotten fish, defective medical devices and medications with no active ingredients.  Why?   Because the corporate criminals who are running our government - and who have been running our government for decades are profiting from it.  They've taken what once was one of the most productive, prosperous countries in the world and they are turning it into a third world cesspool.  Signs are beginning to show (economic meltdown) but it will take another decade or two to complete the job. 

The corporate takeover of government has not been obvious to the majority of people - not yet, because the transformation involved internal operations like privatization (outsourcing government functions), and reorganization - shifting the power to make policy to private interest groups - the so-called "customers" of government.  The entire philosophy of government shifted to the corporate mind set of marketplace, customers, services and using the law as a facilitation for profit among the large corporations.   The most obvious indicator of the corporate takeover is the failure to protect the borders of this country.  The most insidious indicator is the Global Supply Chain Management system that is being built with your taxpayer dollars - thinly disguised as a plan for "security". 

Several years ago, I stumbled upon the conceptual design for a 'Trans-Pacific Multimodal Security System'.    It was on the website of the North American International Trade Corridor Partnership (NAITCP).  The website was soon thereafter archived when NAITCP merged with North American Super Corridor Coalition (NASCO) but enough of it was recoverable to see the full measure of corruption and treachery that is taking place in this country - corruption by public officials on a scale this writer has never seen before and treason by MOU - undermining both the economy and the security of this nation.   

The first two paragraphs of the conceptual design for the Trans-Pacific Multimodal Security System (TPMSS) say the following:

"An important step towards the further integration of Mexico with its APEC trading partners is the development of a modern multimodal security system between North America and Asia.  The backbone of this new system will be frequent maritime routes between selected Asian ports and the Mexican ports of Manzanillo and Lázaro Cárdenas.  These sea routes will be supported by enhanced rail service running through the heart of North America.  TFM and Ferromex, in coordination with Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific, will be the workhorses hauling cargo north out of the ports of Manzanillo and Lázaro Cárdenas.

Manzanillo is Mexico’s busiest Pacific port and will be the first seaport incorporated into the Trans-Pacific Multimodal Security System (TPMSS).  Subsequently, the port of Lázaro Cárdenas will be added to the program.  Several Asian transshipment and gateway hubs such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Kaoshiung could realize quantifiable long-term benefits by participating in this initiative.  Cargo generation programs, customs modernization, infrastructure enhancements, operational improvements and the use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will help justify frequent maritime service between Mexico and Asia.  Furthermore, secure unit-train service from Manzanillo and Lázaro Cárdenas to points such as Kansas City, Fort Worth, Chicago, Shreveport and Oklahoma City will help create sufficient cargo volumes to warrant more frequent trans-Pacific shipping routes between Asia and Mexico.  The TPMSS constitutes an innovative public/private partnership that can be readily duplicated throughout the APEC region."

In a normal world, when citizens aid and abet a foreign government to cripple and defeat one's own country, it's called treason.  However in a world in which foreign policy has been transformed into economic policy and your government has been transformed into a corporation, it's "just business" - creative destruction of the proverbial buggy whip called the U.S.A.   And nobody seems to think it's significant that a Mexican is the Secretary of Commerce - and that he made a speech in March in which he said the following:

"So, with the completion of the pending FTAs, more than 90 percent of the hemisphere’s GDP—that includes U.S. and Canada—will be part of a free trade area that extends from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. So we might not have free trade of the Americas, but we have one-by-one stitched up our own free trade of the Americas with willing partners."

'Free Trade Area of the Americas' (FTAA) is the North American Union - dissolution of the United States and it comes complete with it's own Charter.



I could rant on for days about this global supply chain management plan, but right now I want to focus on precisely what it represents.  It is a diagram for a transportation system that includes global scale computer systems to track the freight (contents, shipper, value, eta, etc.) from Asia through Mexican ports into the United States - across Texas via the Trans-Texas corridor for distribution throughout the United States.   It was a design that was done by computer professionals with the only goal in mind of efficiency of the process of shipping. 

Since the plan was found on the website of a private organization (that happens to include a group of corrupt mayors and other government officials), by all appearances, this would seem to be a consortium of businessmen planning a system for Walmart, Home Depot, Fed-Ex and UPS.  But no, that's not what it is.  In fact, it is a U.S. government project - funded by taxpayer dollars.  The "public-private partnership" of NAITCP and now NASCO provides the mechanism for payoffs to public officials through the grant process; and it provides the means for conspiracy between public officials and private investors, businessmen to both use the law and private funds to change and/or circumvent Constitutional government and private property rights and civil liberties for citizens. 

For anybody who wants to have a glimpse of how corporatization has infected our government, all you have do is look at the Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act - H.R. 4088:




    (a) Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commissioner, in consultation with the Secretary, shall develop a plan to expand the programs of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism established pursuant to section 211 of the SAFE Port Act (6 U.S.C. 961), including adding additional personnel for such programs, along the northern border and southern border, including the following programs:

        (A) The Business Anti-Smuggling Coalition.
        (B) The Carrier Initiative Program.
        (C) The Americas Counter Smuggling Initiative.
        (D) The Container Security Initiative established pursuant to section 205 of the SAFE Port Act (6 U.S.C. 945).
        (E) The Free and Secure Trade Initiative.
        (F) Other industry partnership programs administered by the Commissioner.

    (b) Demonstration Program- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commissioner shall establish a demonstration program to develop a cooperative trade security system to improve supply chain security.



First of all, the demonstration program "to develop a cooperative.... etc."  is BS.  The news systems and technology have been developed using tax payer money at universities funded under the heading of "research" (Reference: ISTEA of 1991).  It's not research at all, it is U.S. taxpayer money being used to pay for the development costs for products, systems and technology for profit by insiders who cycle back and forth between government and contracting corporations - and the universities get paid handsomely for the fraud.



    6 USC Sec. 961                                              01/03/2007





    Part B - Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism


    Sec. 961. Establishment


    (a) Establishment

The Secretary, acting through the Commissioner, is authorized to     establish a voluntary government-private sector program (to be known as the "Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism" or "C-TPAT") to strengthen and improve the overall security of the international supply chain and United States border security, and to facilitate the movement of secure cargo through the international supply chain, by providing benefits to participants meeting or exceeding the program requirements. Participants in C-TPAT shall include Tier 1 participants, Tier 2 participants, and     Tier 3 participants.

    (b) Minimum security requirements

The Secretary, acting through the Commissioner, shall review the minimum security requirements of C-TPAT at least once every year and update such requirements as necessary.


    (Pub. L. 109-347, title II, Sec. 211, Oct. 13, 2006, 120 Stat. 1909.)


And the joke on the U.S. taxpayers is that they've paid for this global supply chain system several times over.  The global freight tracking was originally developed for the military with taxpayer dollars.  Previous research documented HERE.  

The global freight tracking system for the international supply chain is only one component of a complete redesign of America's transportation infrastructure.  The redesign is strictly to facilitate commerce - imports.  The benefits will accrue to Mexico and China - and their multinational "partners".   It is a knife in the jugular of the American economy - and to say that it diminishes America's prospects for the future would be a laughable understatement. 

More important than the money however, is what the corporatization of the U.S. government and the supply chain management system to facilitate imports for the multinational corporations means for America and the future of this country - because the corporatization doesn't just affect the economy - it affects every aspect of American life.  It is a paradigm shift away from Constitutional government run for the benefit of people - to a fascist system run for profit and power of the few.

Mike Leavitt, Secretary of HHS

On December 19, 2007 Leavitt gave a speech at the National Press Club.  The subject of the speech was supposed to be food safety but what he really talked about was supply chain management.  Notice that he talks about tracking food items from the field - to the table.

What 'field to table' means is that the government is essentially taking over management of your farm operation and your assets have been incorporated into the supply chain which is controlled by big business.

Leavitt Speech Part 1 (~ 30 min)
Leavitt Q&A Part 2 (~ 20 min)



Andrew Von Eschenbach,
FDA Commissioner

On March 13, 2008, FDA Commissioner Andrew Von Eschenbach appeared on the Washington Journal to talk about the FDA's responsibility to ensure the safety of food, drugs and medical devices and supplies. 

What Von Eschenbach was really talking about was supply chain management.  Inspections of products at the production stage, a global FDA inspection team distributed out to the foreign countries where drugs are made, etc. 

Washington Journal - audio recordings (note, will be able to watch the program using C-Span archives but who knows for how long)  

   Part 1  
   Part 2
   Part 3

Former Senator Bob Kerrey

UNISYS produce many videos that explain the global supply chain concept.  In one of the videos, former Senator Bob Kerrey makes a statement (but it may not be available anymore so you have to search for it).


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This is not related to Bob Kerry, but I have some space to fill so I'm including an audio clip captured from a presentation at the Mises Institute on Hitler's brand of socialism: 

German Socialism

Wage and Prices controls are implemented by way of foreign inputs - labor and goods. 

The global supply chain system and the planning for the transportation infrastructure is the most visible sign of corporatization of the U.S. but it isn't the only one.   The "health care reform" plan of both Hillary Clinton and Newt Gingrich is not really about health care, it's about creating a computer system - a national system of medical records for the 'human assets' of the corporation - at tax payer expense of course.   And there is the transformation of the education system to being a supply chain management system for workers.  It is a fully integrated socialist, school-to-work Russian-German hybrid model for a planned economy - complete with regional economic development zones and authorities who will coordinate the curriculum in the schools to correspond to the business demands in the zone.  If you are an independent businessman outside of an economic development zone, you'll be put out of business because you can't compete with the tax benefits afforded to the selected businesses in the zone.  The zones are a way of gaining the corporate efficiency of having only one provider of certain types of products or services. 

Consider the implications of the corporatization of the government.  What does that make you?  What does that make your children?   What does that mean for 'your' property rights?  The answer to that question was clear in the Kelo case and the Katrina disaster.  You have no property rights.  All you own is owned by U.S.A., Inc.  You and your children are owned by U.S.A., Inc.  This fact was stated most clearly in a Department of Commerce conference on "competitiveness".  If you can watch the videos, I recommend doing so.  If you have time only for one segment, watch the segment titled, "Supporting National and Regional Innovation for Economic Prosperity".  It should be noted that 'innovation' is a code word for development of the slavering dog mentality in the workforce.

That defines the 'what' problem in the United States.  Now we'll look at the 'why'. 



Cold War

As insane as it might sound, the disaster of the U.S. government transformation to a corporation dates back even before World War II.  It began with the idea that a one world government was a good idea.  Very simply, if the government is at the global level, then what are the national governments?  THEY BECOME CORPORATIONS - in business.

There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle but a good place to begin looking (besides the founding of the United Nations) is the Helsinki Final Act (Accords).  This agreement was between the great powers of the world at the point it was signed.  The majors were the United States, Canada, East Germany, West Germany and the Soviet Union.  The Accords were the strategic plan to integrate the countries both economically, socially and legally.  By definition, the governments of these countries would have to subvert their own governing structures to regional governing structures - hence the European Union, North American Union, African Union, and soon to be Asian Union. 

The very insane and twisted thinking of the people who did this planning for the world, was that a single set of laws for the entire world, would prevent war forever.  Towards that goal, these great powers agreed to disarm their countries completely and reorient the 'war economy' to a 'peace economy'.  The absurd thing is that all wars are the result of fighting over resources and territory.  People still need resources and territory for any kind of economy - war or peace.  So all these "wise men" did was to really screw up the world - virtually mandating the creation of corporate monopolies to "buy" resources and territory.  More people have been murdered since World War II in the "peaceful pursuit" of a world system of corporate monopolies than probably any other time in history. 

Towards the goal of economic competition - a complete misdirection - or misunderstanding of the nature of war to start with - these so-called "wise men" mandated the redistribution of resources, technology and wealth to developing countries.  In order for everybody to be able to compete, we have to "share and care", right?  Towards that goal, U.S. foreign policy was changed to be economic policy. 

We need to realign our foreign policy to advance our national economic interests. What should we do?  ~ 
Senator David Boren

Obviously, when you gut your own economy - and the economies of the developed world, you cut your base of power to implement your Pollyanna version of a "sharing and caring" world of peace.  The transfer of wealth gives rise to new powers in the undeveloped countries and the corporate board rooms.  That's why you see Congressional hearings that have one witness - Bill Gates - and he is treated like royalty.  And China  - not being a country ruled by stupid people, sees the opportunity to collapse our economy and to implement their version of one world government - which is communist.  DOH!   And India - being the recipient of U.S. technology transfer, is in the position to control the U.S. through that technology - THAT WE GAVE AWAY!   


So who are these IDIOTS! that led us down this path of destruction?  There are others, but you can start with this list:

A distinguished group of national security experts wrote in September that they oppose any intelligence reform this year. That group included former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman David Boren; former Senator Bill Bradley; former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci; former Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen; former CIA Director Robert Gates; former Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre; former Senator Gary Hart; former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; former Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn; former Senator Warren Rudman; and former Secretary of State George Schultz.

None of these people were 'front' people in government.  They were the power behind the scenes.  My guess is that they came out as a group because their plans for 'world peace' aren't going well (economic meltdown, loss of control of the borders, government incompetence (corporate contract services - Failure Means More Profit), never ending war on "terrorism".    The Soviet KGB themselves couldn't have done a better job of defeating this country than the people mentioned above. 

The only question now is that given the state of leadership in this country and with the United States bankrupt morally, ethically and economically, will the American people be able to rise up and turn this Titanic around.  Failure to do so will produce the world that Hitler and Stalin envisioned.  Both were funded by Wall Street and their vision was Wall Street's vision.   If we fail to step up, then I'm afraid that the United States will deserve the fate that awaits us.  And personally, I hope I'm not here to see it.   


Vicky Davis
March 18, 2008