US Congress recently had a RARE closed door session, which they seldom ever have. Here is what the "official" reason was:
"The reason for calling a closed session is so that all members of the House can be present to discuss and have a candid debate on the importance of passing a long-term modernization of our nation's foreign surveillance," the GOP memo states.
Here is some history on the previous closed door sessions:
Dec. 27, 1825: To receive a confidential message from the president [James Monroe] regarding relations with Indian tribes [From about that point on, the U.S. Army began establishing outposts to protect settlers' westward expansion per the Monroe Doctrine and to either weaken Indians with sugar, alcohol, coffee and white flour as gifts from the great white father in Washington (the precursor of USAID) or attack and subdue them militarily].
May 27, 1830: To receive a confidential message from the president [John Quincy Adams] on a bill regulating trade between the U.S. and Britain [The War of 1812 had been over for 15 years. The Second Bank of the U.S., with close ties to British bankers, was in control of U.S. money and financing agricultural trade with post-Napoleonic war-torn Europe].
June 20, 1979: Implementing legislation on the Panama Canal Act of 1979 [Built into the treaty, which allegedly protected U.S. national security and respected the sovereignty of Panama, was a 20-year sunset clause. In 1999, control of this extremely strategic U.S.-engineered, financed and constructed waterway and the U.S., military-controlled Canal Zone was turned over to Panama; Panama then turned the canal's operation over to the Chinese].
Feb. 25, 1980: Involvement of Cuba and other Communist-bloc countries in Nicaragua [see next closed session].
July 19, 1983: U.S. support for anti-Communist "contras" in Nicaragua [One of the most illuminating chapters of contemporary U.S. government black operations resulted in a lengthy, highly public congressional investigation revealing U.S. sanctioned death squads, U.S. support of puppet despots, U.S conducting business with drug traffickers and arms dealers and the implication that U.S. foreign policy was a direct cause of the crack cocaine epidemic that destroyed inner city communities during the 80s].
Here is what is thought was REALLY discussed:
This was only the fourth time in 176 years that Congress has closed its doors to the public. What was it that they were discussing that they do NOT want us to know about? Word has begun leaking from this special, closed-door session of the United States House of Representatives. Not only did members discuss new surveillance provisions, as was the publicly stated reason for the closed-door session, they were also bluntly warned about:
The imminent collapse of the U.S. economy to occur by September 2008,
The imminent collapse of US federal government finances by February 2009,
The possibility of Civil War inside the USA as a result of the collapse,
Advance round-ups of insurgent U.S. citizens likely to move against the government,
The detention of those rounded-up at REX 84″ camps constructed throughout the USA,
The possibility of retaliation against members of Congress for the collapses,
The location of safe facilities for members of Congress and their families to reside during expected massive civil unrest
The Age of Aquarius is here.