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  •  Sources please? (none)
    ...it is known that back in the 1980s extensive preparations were made for mass detentions, under a program headed up by that find patriot, Ollie North.  Supposedly, the justification was a fear of massive civil unrest over the Reagan (Bush I's) Administration's policies in Central America.

    Also, such matters came up during Iran-Contra public hearings, and were quickly squelched and referred to closed-door executive sessions.

    Mind throwing out some sources for this, other than Howard Zinn?

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