John McCain Trying to Use NDAA to Give Tonto National Forest to a British Mining Company

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I think at a cer­tain point one has to under­stand that glob­al­iza­tion amounts to trea­son. These greedy Vichy politi­cians we have in Wash­ing­ton need to be removed before they hand over every­thing in the coun­try that isn’t nailed to the floor.

This is Ton­to Nation­al For­est. It is yours. It is this country’s fifth largest for­est and has on aver­age 5.8 mil­lion vis­i­tors annu­al­ly. It was set aside as a nation­al for­est back in 1905 in order to pro­tect its water­sheds around key reser­voirs used by the peo­ple of the com­mu­ni­ties around it which include Phoenix, Flagstaff, Prescot, Snowflake, Winslow and the Fort Apache Reser­va­tion. 

The for­est pro­duces an aver­age of 350,000 acre-feet of water each year” feed­ing into Theodore Roo­sevelt Lake and the Salt Riv­er which bisects the nation­al for­est run­ning east to west. In 1955 Eisen­how­er used Pub­lic Land Order 1229 to pro­tect parts of Ton­to Nation­al For­est from the min­ing indus­try that want­ed to despoil it for prof­its. There’s cop­per in them there hills and there­fore, there’s gold. Thanks to that and the work of con­ser­va­tion­ists over the decades, with­out a doubt, it is one of the most beau­ti­ful unspoiled areas this nation has left… and Sen. John McCain wants to give it to a British min­ing com­pa­ny by using the lat­est ver­sion of the NDAA to do it.

Locat­ed in Ton­to Nation­al For­est is a unique spot known as Apache Leap. This is the loca­tion of one of the most hero­ic and beau­ti­ful­ly inspir­ing sto­ries of our shared her­itage in this burb we call ‘Mer­i­ca… and yet far too few even know it exists. I’ll let Sur­vival Sol­i­dar­i­ty explain.

In the midst of an 1870 bat­tle, US Cal­vary forced Apache war­riors to the edge of a cliff. With the taste of defeat in their mouths stand­ing eye-to-eye with their pos­si­ble cap­tors’, more than 80 Apache war­riors escaped, leap­ing off the cliff and through the air to their deaths. These days at the base of that moun­tain chunks of obsid­i­an can be found. They are known as the tears of the Apach­es. Apache Leap, that bat­tle­field of the past is once again the stage for a war against accel­er­at­ed col­o­niza­tion.” Sur­vival Sol­i­dar­i­ty

The Apache war­riors chose death rather than to sub­mit to their occu­piers and watch from some reser­va­tion as their land and cul­ture slow­ly died around them. There’s a les­son to be learned there.

This is the Ton­to Nation­al For­est and it and the her­itage behind it, belongs to you. But maybe, not for much longer.

Sen. John McCain is try­ing his best to hand over the min­ing rights, for free mind you, to a British and Aus­tralian com­pa­ny called Rio Tin­to and their sub­sidiary called Res­o­lu­tion Cop­per.

But Rio Tin­to and Res­o­lu­tion Cop­per have spent mil­lions lob­by­ing Con­gress and donat­ing to law­mak­ers, accord­ing to data from fed­er­al elec­tion records and the Cen­ter for Respon­sive Pol­i­tics. And accord­ing to oppo­nents of the deal, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and back­ers in the House are try­ing to attach the deal to must-pass leg­is­la­tion — most like­ly the Nation­al Defense Autho­riza­tion Act, which comes from the Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee that McCain will chair start­ing in Jan­u­ary. Huff­in­g­ton Post

Over at the Huff­in­g­ton Post, you will find that they seem to have a prob­lem with the fact that Iran and Chi­na both have sub­sidiary inter­ests in Rio Tin­to and seems to be the big hangup they have with the trai­tor­ous action of Sen. McCain.

Fun­ny isn’t it? For the “lib­er­al” Huff­in­g­ton Post, it seems they don’t have a prob­lem with British col­o­niza­tion of Amer­i­can nation­al forests, but God For­bid a dirty Iran­ian get a piece of the glob­al­ist pie.

Sick­en­ing real­ly. But what do you expect from the Huff­in­g­ton Post these days.

Rio Tin­to ” is a British-Aus­tralian multi­na­tion­al met­als and min­ing cor­po­ra­tion with head­quar­ters in Lon­don, Unit­ed King­dom, and a man­age­ment office in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia.” Sit­ting on it’s board of direc­tors are for­mer chairs of the Bank of Eng­land and News Corp (Fox News)

Res­o­lu­tion Cop­per is the project to extract the nat­ur­al resources from that nation­al for­est cre­at­ed by Rio Tin­to and BHP Bil­li­ton, and Aus­tralian com­pa­ny.

The leg­is­la­tion being pro­posed by Sen. McCain allows these for­eign agents the free­dom to dec­i­mate our nation for­est with­out any regard to the land­scape they will destroy or the water resources used by so many in the area.

RC has open­ly admit­ted to the fact that their process of min­ing would cre­ate sig­nif­i­cant land sub­si­dence. The ambigu­ous­ness of the bill leaves an open play­ing field for destruc­tion with no end.  With­out the nec­es­sary research, there is no telling what extent the land sub­si­dence will occur at—And what cur­rent co-exist­ing parts of the ecosys­tem will be lost in the process of their min­ing.

The bill would allow RC to move for­ward with the project, void of any research on the blight it would cause. There is no dis­cus­sion of water resource use, acqui­si­tion or dis­pos­al for the pro­posed mine at Oak Flat. The drilling of wells for water use with the mine would throw cen­tral east­ern Arizona’s water table into a blur of insta­bil­i­ties in an area that is already has severe water prob­lems. Sur­vival Sol­i­dar­i­ty

The bill actu­al­ly goes a lit­tle far­ther than that in that it gives the land to the for­eign com­pa­nies so envi­ron­men­tal reviews are pro­hib­it­ed by law see­ing as how the min­ing would be tak­ing place of pri­vate prop­er­ty. Pri­vate prop­er­ty that used to belong to us. And the details of the sale, the sale of your prop­er­ty, is a pro­pri­etary trade secret owned by the pur­chas­er, Rio Tin­to.

So you aren’t allowed to know how much a British com­pa­ny is pay­ing for your nation­al for­est.

The bill restricts envi­ron­men­tal reviews to applic­a­ble fed­er­al laws, which rarely apply to pri­vate lands,” Gri­jal­va said. “Even if we find that there’s going to be effects on the water­shed, effects on ground­wa­ter, effects on sacred sites, that there is not an equi­table trade in terms of net val­ue, then there’s no rem­e­dy or mit­i­ga­tion that we can ask for because it’s on pri­vate land.”

Rio Tin­to not­ed that the bill con­tains pro­vi­sions for apprais­ing and adjust­ing the amount Res­o­lu­tion Cop­per pays to the gov­ern­ment, but Gri­jal­va said there’s no way to ensure it would be ade­quate.

Infor­ma­tion regard­ing what the net val­ue is is pro­pri­etary,” Gri­jal­va said. “How much is this fed­er­al asset worth? Is this a fair trade or not? We don’t know.” Huff­in­g­ton Post

It’s iron­ic isn’t it? Sen. McCain hand­ing over a major nation­al asset which includes a liv­ing mon­u­ment to the unshak­able will of a peo­ple who refused to sub­mit to an occu­py­ing force and doing so by hand­ing it over to a com­pa­ny based out of the last nation to occu­py ours.

Maybe John will let them burn down the White House again just for fun.

I don’t know about you, but I think that’s ris­ing to a lev­el of trea­son in my book. Of course, trea­son isn’t any­thing new for John McCain, is it?