Friday, September 30, 2005

Early Warnings - New Washington Post Articles

Washington Post has an incredible new column,
Early Warnings, on Operation Granite and Geyser online with even more incredible comments, sounds like a TruthBlog.

Shadow Government, Martial Law and Locking Americans Out of the Liberty Loop
http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/091005Chin/091005chin.htm
http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/earlywarning/2005/09/today_in_dc_com.html

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/9/23/102830/522

Don't want to be alarmist about this, but these three simultaneous items together are really jarring.

Bush Extends Nat'l State of Emergency - Military in Streets of DC

The concept of maintaining continuity of government during and after an emergency is not a new idea. During the Cold War, Congress established elaborate and rather luxurious survival facilities in the mountains of West Virginia.

Presumably, while the American "common folk" would be incinerated, the privileged could survive and guarantee the continuity of government and civilization based on their own criteria for human survival.

It was on this premise that in 1964, the great film Director Stanley Kubrick created the classic "Dr. Strangelove."

According to the Washington Post (March 2002), the operation was re-activated after the 11 September attacks. It is reported to involve officials drawn from all departments, depending on the perceived level of threat (or in the case of Dr. Strangelove... position in government, superior genetics and potential virility for human regeneration).

Sec. 1385. Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus

Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise toexecute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
Editor's Note: The only exemption has to do with nuclear materials (18 U.S.C. 831 (e)
For more information, Click on:

"Shadow Government, Martial Law and Locking Americans out of the Liberty Loop.

" You will discover that the Posse Comitatus Act has already been undermined by 32 CFR 501.4.
Posse Comitatus Violated in WACO Cover-up
http://www.dojgov.net/posse_comitatus_act.htm
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread171939/pg1

http://www.alternet.org/katrina/25320/

http://www.democracynow.org/static/Overkill.shtml
http://otterside.blogspot.com/2005/09/in-nola.html

http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/earlywarning/2005/09/rita_shows_new_.html


Those taking part, live and work underground for long spells at secret fortified locations on the East Coast. The core group of federal managers would be drawn from the same bureaucratic minions whose self pre-occupation, negligence and apathy caused the deaths of thousands in the World Trade Center.

The plan for a shadow government has been implemented now because of heightened fears that Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network might obtain portable nuclear weapons.
An unnamed senior official told the Associated Press news agency that while US intelligence had no specific knowledge of such weapons, the risk was great enough to warrant activation of the plan. Dick Cheney's survival may provide legitimacy for constitutional succession, but he can't run the country by himself.

He went on to say that President George W. Bush did not foresee ever needing to turn over government functions to the secret operation, but believed it was prudent to put the plan into action in the light of the war against terrorism and persistent threats of future attacks.

Other officials, who spoke to the Washington Post newspaper, said the back-up government consisted of anything from 70 to 150 people at two principal locations on the East Coast. They are suspected to be living and working in heavily fortified mountain bunkers, carved out under Pennsylvania's Raven Rock Mountain and Weather Mountain in Virginia during the Cold War in the 1950s.

These underground cities are home to government officials who rotate through on three-month stints. Their identities and even their titles are kept secret. As with all budding bureaucracies, it is not unreasonable to assume that this number will increase, as will the funding and lavishness of accommodations.

Once activated for what some call "bunker duty", they live and work underground 24 hours a day, away from their families. No formal mention was made relative to having families join them as accommodations grow larger.

Those deployed for the operation are not allowed to tell anyone where they are going or why. "They're on a 'business trip', that's all," one official was quoted as saying.

Although it does not identify the exact location of these sites, the Washington Post says they make use of geological features to render them highly secure. They are well stocked with food, water, medicine and other supplies and are capable of generating their own power. There are video links, computers and other connections to the unprotected and totally vulnerable civilian populace.
The newspaper said that only the executive branch is represented in the full-time shadow administration. Other branches - such as Congress and the judiciary - have separate continuity plans.

The Bush administration is following a script that was maintained during every administration, up through the Clinton years. But at the Pentagon, at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and at the new Office of Homeland Security (Now being elevated to a 170,000 strong super Agency), officials have been busy updating those plans, particularly the way they relate to using the military as a kind of domestic national police for "continuity of government." For those unaware of fed-speak, this means the protecting of elected officials and bureaucrats from the rest of us, who are viewed as the potential enemy.

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