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The Watery Grave of Romania’s Middle Class

Dictators will always have their defenders. Communist apologists in the 1930s, for example, justified Joseph Stalin’s atrocities by saying his mass murders were necessary to lay the foundation of a future socialist utopia. “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs,” they said, to which George Orwell famously replied: “Where’s the omelet?”

Sadly, the history of communism is full of pharaonic projects that caused untold death and suffering. A poignant example is the construction of the Danube-Black Sea Canal in Romania, which has been called a “cloaca of immense human suffering and mortality.”

According to some accounts, Stalin is mainly responsible for the canal’s construction, as he seems to have pressured Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Romania’s communist dictator, into starting the project. The Romanian communist government started building the canal in 1949, and ended work in 1953, leaving the canal unfinished. Although the communists wanted to build the canal for ostensibly economic reasons—it would cut 170 miles off the route from the Danube to the Black Sea—the canal served a much more sinister goal: the destruction of Romania’s middle class. It would soon come to be known as “Canalul morții”—the Death Canal.

The communist government built 14 forced labor camps by the canal that could house up to 60,000 prisoners. They worked in horrifying conditions, facing cruel and relentless torture. According to a report published by the Romanian ministry of foreign affairs in 1954, prisoners were routinely hit with “iron bars, spades, and shovels for no reason”; they were refused medical treatment and forced to continue working while grievously ill; they were thrown naked into isolation cells in the dead of winter; and they were forced to stand in icy water for hours on end. The majority of prisoners died or were permanently disabled as a result of this treatment.[1]

Canal workers also faced the daily threat of death by starvation, living on potato soup and coffee made of roasted rice.[2] George Andreica, an ex-prisoner, recounted the conditions in inner Camp Midia, which the inmates simply called “death.” The prisoners devoured “insects, snakes, mice, rats,” and any other living beings unlucky enough to cross the fence separating the inner and outer camps. The captives often resorted to cannibalism; whenever one of their friends would die, they would pounce on the corpse, fighting over who got to gorge on the body.[3] The exact numbers of those who died from starvation, torture, and exposure are uncertain, but are estimated to be in the tens of thousands.

Communist officials proudly referred to the canal as the “grave of the Romanian bourgeoisie.” The canal’s victims came from all walks of life: “landowners, priests, professors, students, [and] officers in the former Royal Army” were all consumed as fuel for the canal’s construction. These people, who came from such disparate backgrounds, were all united by their designation as “enemies of the people.” Professing the Christian faith, or getting caught listening to “Western imperialist” radio stations, was enough to land an ordinary Romanian in a slave camp, where the Romanian Interior Minister specifically gave orders to “cure the sick with work”—in other words, “to let them die as quickly as possible.”

Romania was not the only country behind the Iron Curtain with projects intended to work “enemies of the people” to death. In Russia, in the early 1930s, Joseph Stalin ordered the construction of the Baltic-White Sea Canal, which was built in 20 months. Throughout this time, 25,000 laborers died at the rate of over 40 per day. Much like the Danube-Black Sea Canal, Stalin’s project did not serve an immediate economic need; its construction served mainly to butcher his regime’s opponents.

The contrast with the capitalist West could not be greater. During the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, only 11 workers died in five years, and while the Empire State Building was erected, only five workers died in 16 months—and these laborers were victims of workplace accidents, not of starvation, torture, or beatings. These two American building projects were economically profitable and cost exponentially fewer human lives than the communist-built canals.

Construction of the Danube-Black Sea Canal was halted in 1953, as Romanian engineers had given “too rosy a picture” of when the canal would be finished. For their error, several of them were “sentenced to death and several more to hard labor.”[4] Nicolae Ceaușescu restarted the project in 1976, using soldiers and ordinary criminals, and finished it by 1987. Although the communist regime fell only two years later, the new Romanian government never formally apologized for the mass murder that took place on the canal. Few Romanians know or care that the canal was built on the backs of slaves, and no memorial stands to commemorate the tens of thousands who were massacred. In 2004, then-President of Romania Ion Iliescu gave a speech praising the canal as an example of what the Romanian people’s grit and hard work can accomplish. He mentioned only in passing the unspeakable crimes that took place to build the canal, instead commending the canal as Romania’s “Blue Highway.”

A writer who visited the “Blue Highway” in 2010 described the finished product: the canal is “dreary… 70 meters wide… there’s not a ship to be seen, left or right, not a boat, not a fisherman, not a duck—nothing, as far as the eye can see. In the six hours we spend driving alongside the canal I see one tug… For lack of industry or war, the canal is completely redundant.” [5] Where’s the omelet, indeed.

[1] Jaap Scholten, Comrade Baron (Reno: Helena History Press, 2016), 261.

[2] Ibid., 254.

[3] Ibid., 263.

[4] Ibid., 264.

[5] Ibid., 262.

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Rex 84: FEMA’s Blueprint For Martial Law In America

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Source: www.globalresearch.ca | Original Post Date: July 15, 2014 –

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This incisive article on the repeal of civil liberties first published by GR in August 2006, brings to forefront of debate the ongoing road map towards a Police State in America. (M.Ch, GR Editor)

We are dangerously close to a situation where ~ if the American people took to the streets in righteous indignation or if there were another 9/11 ~ a mechanism for martial law could be quickly implemented and carried out under REX 84.  

The Cheney/Bush administration has a plan which would accommodate the detention of large numbers of American citizens during times of emergency.

The plan is called REX 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984. Through Rex-84 an undisclosed number of concentration camps were set in operation throughout the United States, for internment of dissidents and others potentially harmful to the state.

The Rex 84 Program was originally established on the reasoning that if a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA.

Existence of the Rex 84 plan was first revealed during the Iran-Contra Hearings in 1987, and subsequently  reported by the Miami Herald on July 5, 1987

” These camps are to be operated by FEMA should martial law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general’s signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached.”

And there you have it ~ the real purpose of FEMA is to not only protect the government but to be its principal vehicle for martial law.

This is why FEMA could not respond immediately to the Hurricane Katrina disaster ~ humanitarian efforts were no longer part of its job description under the Department of Homeland Security.

It appears Hurricane Katrina also provided FEMA with an excuse to “dry run” its unconstitutional powers in New Orleans, rounding up “refugees” (now called “evacuees”) and “relocating” them in various camps. “Some evacuees are being treated as ‘internees’ by FEMA,” writes former NSA employee Wayne Madsen.

Reports continue to come into WMR that evacuees from New Orleans and Acadiana [the traditional twenty-two parish Cajun homeland] who have been scattered across the United States are being treated as ‘internees’ and not dislocated American citizens from a catastrophe

We are dangerously close to a situation where ~ if the American people took to the streets in righteous indignation or if there were another 9/11 ~ a mechanism for martial law could be quickly implemented and carried out under REX 84.

Be forewarned ~ the Cheney/Bush administration will stop at nothing to preserve their power and their ongoing neocon mis-adventure and they have currently proposed having executive control over all the states National Guard troops  in a national emergency.

Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa, called the proposal “ one step away from a complete takeover of the National Guard, the end of the Guard as a dual-function force that can respond to both state and national needs.”

The provision was tucked into the House version of the defense bill without notice to the states, something Vilsack said he resented as much as the proposal itself.

Under the provision, the president would have authority to take control of the Guard in case of  ” a serious natural or manmade disaster, accident or catastrophe” in the United States.

Do remember, to the Cheney/Bush administration ~ the Mob at the Gates that they truly fear is not terrorists but, instead, the people demanding the truth.

REX 84 AND FEMA

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2004/FEMA-Concentration-Camps3sep04.htm

MINDFULLY, 2004 – There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA should martial law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general’s signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached. . . The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA.

Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons.

Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot are the two sub programs which will be implemented once the Rex 84 program is initiated for its proper purpose. Garden Plot is the program to control the population. Cable Splicer is the program for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government.

FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation.

The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners.

Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold thousands of  people.

Written by Allen L Roland of www.globalresearch.ca

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