Some people have referred to it as the "secret government"
of the United States. It is not an elected body, it does not involve itself
in public disclosures, and it even has a quasi-secret budget in the billions
of dollars. This government organization has more power than the President
of the United States or the Congress, it has the power to suspend laws,
move entire populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and
hold them without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation
systems, and can suspend the Constitution. Not only is it the most powerful
entity in the United States, but it was not even created under Constitutional
law by the Congress. It was a product of a Presidential Executive Order.
No, it is not the U.S. Military nor the Central Intelligence Agency, they
are subject to Congress. The organization is called FEMA,
which stands for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Originally conceived
in the Richard Nixon Administration, it was refined by President Jimmy Carter
and given teeth in the Ronald Reagan and George Bush Administrations. FEMA
had one original concept when it was created, to assure the survivability
of the United States government in the event of a nuclear attack on this
nation. It was also provided with the task of being a federal co-ordinating
body during times of domestic disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and
hurricanes. Its awesome powers grew under the tutelage of people like Lt.
Col. Oliver North and General Richard Secord, the architects on the Iran-Contra
scandal and the looting of America's savings and loan institutions. FEMA
has even been given control of the State Defense Forces, a rag-tag, often
considered neo-Nazi, civilian army that will substitute for the National
Guard, if the Guard is called to duty overseas.
THE MOST POWERFUL ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED
Though it may be the most powerful organization in the United
States, few people know it even exists. But it has crept into our private
lives. Even mortgage papers contain FEMA's name in small print if the property
in question is near a flood plain. FEMA was deeply involved in the Los Angeles
riots  and the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Some of the black helicopter traffic reported throughout the United States,
but mainly in the West, California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
and Colorado, are flown by FEMA personnel. FEMA has been given responsibility
for many new disasters including urban forest fires, home heating emergencies,
refugee situations, urban riots, and emergency planning for nuclear and
toxic incidents. In the West, it works in conjunction with the Sixth Army.
FEMA was created in a series of Executive Orders.
A Presidential Executive Order, whether Constitutional or not, becomes law
simply by its publication in the Federal Registry. Congress is by-passed.
Executive Order Number 12148 created the Federal Emergency Management Agency
that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning
and funding. An "emergency czar" was appointed. FEMA has only
spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk of
their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign
or domestic. Executive Order Number 12656 appointed the National Security
Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This
allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance
of U.S. citizens and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United
States and grant the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control
of U.S. air space and all ports of entry.
Here are just a few Executive Orders associated with FEMA
that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Executive
Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the
stroke of a Presidential pen:
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government
to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government
to seize and control the communication media.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government
to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government
to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or
vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 allows the government
to take over all food resources and farms.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government
to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government
to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster
General to operate a national registration of all persons.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government
to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing
and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public
funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government
to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility
of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive
Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic
or financial crisis.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority
to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders,
to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison,
to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and
to advise and assist the President.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency
preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating
21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal
Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over
the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages,
salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in
any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of
emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action
for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers
in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil
Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's role as
a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders
from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage
and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access
to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis." FEMA's powers
were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate:
o the National Security Act of 1947, which allows for the
strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential
economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower,
resources and production facilities;
o the 1950 Defense Production Act, which gives the President
sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy;
o the Act of August 29, 1916, which authorizes the Secretary
of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation
system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related
to the emergency; and
o the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which
enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national.
These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.
FOCUSED ATTENTION ON FEMA
FEMA's deceptive role really did not come to light with much
of the public until Hurricane Andrew smashed into the U.S. mainland. As
Russell R. Dynes, director of the Disaster Research Center of the University
of Delaware, wrote in The World and I...The eye of the political
storm hovered over the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA became
a convenient target for criticism." Because FEMA was accused of dropping
the ball in Florida, the media and Congress commenced to study this agency.
What came out of the critical look was that FEMA was spending 12 times more
for "black operations" than for disaster relief.
It spent $1.3 billion building secret bunkers throughout the
United States in anticipation of government disruption by foreign or domestic
upheaval. Yet fewer than 20 members of Congress, only members with top security
clearance, know of the $1.3 billion expenditure by FEMA for non-natural
disaster situations. These few Congressional leaders state that FEMA has
a "black curtain" around its operations. FEMA has worked on National
Security programs since 1979, and its predecessor, the Federal Emergency
Preparedness Agency, has secretly spent millions of dollars before being
merged into FEMA by President Carter in 1979.
FEMA has developed 300 sophisticated mobile units that are
capable of sustaining themselves for a month. The vehicles are located in
five areas of the United States. They have tremendous communication systems
and each contains a generator that would provide power to 120 homes each,
but have never been used for disaster relief.
FEMA's enormous powers can be triggered easily. In any form
of domestic or foreign problem, perceived and not always actual, emergency
powers can be enacted. The President of the United States now has broader
powers to declare martial law, which activates FEMA's extraordinary powers.
Martial law can be declared during time of increased tension overseas, economic
problems within the United States, such as a depression, civil unrest, such
as demonstrations or scenes like the Los Angeles riots, and in a drug crisis.
These Presidential powers have increased with successive Crime
Bills, particularly the 1991 and 1993 Crime Bills, which increase the power
to suspend the rights guaranteed under the Constitution and to seize property
of those suspected of being drug dealers, to individuals who participate
in a public protest or demonstration. Under emergency plans already in existence,
the power exists to suspend the Constitution and turn over the reigns of
government to FEMA and appointing military commanders to run state and local
governments. FEMA then would have the right to order the detention of anyone
whom there is reasonable ground to believe will engage in, or probably conspire
with others to engage in acts of espionage or sabotage. The plan also authorized
the establishment of concentration camps for detaining the accused, but
no trial. An Executive Order signed by then President Bush in 1989 authorized
the Federal Emergency Management Agency to build 43 primary camps (having
a capacity of 35,000 to 45,000 prisoners each) and also authorized hundreds
of secondary facilities. It is interesting to note that several of these
facilities can accommodate 100,000 prisoners. These facilities have been
completed and many are already manned but as yet contain no prisoners.
Three times since 1984, FEMA stood on the threshold of taking
control of the nation. Once under President Reagan in 1984, and twice under
President Bush in 1990 and 1992. But under those three scenarios, there
was not a sufficient crisis to warrant risking martial law. Most experts
on the subject of FEMA and Martial Law insisted that a crisis has to appear
dangerous enough for the people of the United States before they would tolerate
or accept complete government takeover. The typical crisis needed would
be threat of imminent nuclear war, rioting in several U.S. cites simultaneously,
a series of national disasters that affect widespread danger to the populous,
massive terrorist attacks, a depression in which tens of millions are unemployed
and without financial resources, or a major environmental disaster.
THREE TIMES FEMA STOOD BY READY FOR EMERGENCY
In April 1984, President Reagan signed Presidential Director
Number 54 that allowed FEMA to engage in a secret national "readiness
exercise" under the code name of REX 84. The exercise
was to test FEMA's readiness to assume military authority in the event of
a "State of Domestic National Emergency" concurrent with the launching
of a direct United States military operation in Central America. The plan
called for the deputation of U.S. military and National Guard units so that
they could legally be used for domestic law enforcement. These units would
be assigned to conduct sweeps and take into custody an estimated 400,000
undocumented Central American immigrants in the United States. The immigrants
would be interned at 10 detention centers to be set up at military
bases throughout the country. REX 84 was so highly guarded that
special metal security doors were placed on the fifth floor of the FEMA
building in Washington, D.C. Even long-standing employees of the Civil Defense
of the Federal Executive Department possessing the highest possible security
clearances were not being allowed through the newly installed metal security
doors. Only personnel wearing a special red Christian cross or crucifix
lapel pin were allowed into the premises. Lt. Col. North
was responsible for drawing up the emergency plan, which U.S. Attorney General
William French Smith opposed vehemently.
The plan called for the suspension of the Constitution,
turning control of the government over to FEMA, appointment of military
commanders to run state and local governments and the declaration of Martial
Law. The Presidential Executive Orders to support such a plan were
already in place. The plan also advocated the rounding up and transfer to
"assembly centers or relocation camps" of a least 21 million American
Negroes in the event of massive rioting or disorder, not unlike the rounding
up of the Jews in Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
The second known time that FEMA stood by was in 1990 when
Desert Storm was enacted. Prior to President Bush's invasion of Iraq, FEMA
began to draft new legislation to increase its already formidable powers.
One of the elements incorporated into the plan was to set up operations
within any state or locality without the prior permission of local or state
authorities. Such prior permission has always been required in the past.
Much of the mechanism being set into place was in anticipation of the economic
collapse of the Western World. The war with Iraq may have been conceived
as a ploy to boost the bankrupt economy, but it only pushed the West into
The third scenario for FEMA came with the Los Angeles riots
after the Rodney King brutality verdict. Had the rioting spread to other
cities, FEMA would have been empowered to step in. As it was, major rioting
only occurred in the Los Angeles area, thus preventing a pretext for a FEMA
response. On July 5, 1987, the Miami Herald published reports on FEMA's
new goals. The goal was to suspend the Constitution in the event of a national
crisis, such as nuclear war, violent and widespread internal dissent, or
national opposition to a U.S. military invasion abroad. Lt. Col. North was
the architect. National Security Directive Number 52 issued in August 1982,
pertains to the "Use of National Guard Troops to Quell Disturbances."
The crux of the problem is that FEMA has the power to turn the United
States into a police state in time of a real crisis or a manufactured crisis.
Lt. Col. North virtually established the apparatus for dictatorship. Only
the criticism of the Attorney General prevented the plans from being adopted.
But intelligence reports indicate that FEMA has a folder with 22 Executive
Orders for the President to sign in case of an emergency. It is believed
those Executive Orders contain the framework of North's concepts, delayed
by criticism but never truly abandoned.
The crisis, as the government now see it, is civil unrest.
For generations, the government was concerned with nuclear war, but the
violent and disruptive demonstrations that surrounded the Vietnam War era
prompted President Nixon to change the direction of emergency powers from
war time to times of domestic unrest. Diana Raynolds, program director of
the Edward R. Murrow Center, summed up the dangers of FEMA today and the
public reaction to Martial Law in a drug crisis: "It was James Madison's
worst nightmare that a righteous faction would someday be strong enough
to sweep away the Constitutional restraints designed by the framers to prevent
the tyranny of centralized power, excessive privilege, an arbitrary governmental
authority over the individual. These restraints, the balancing and checking
of powers among branches and layers of government, and the civil guarantees,
would be the first casualties in a drug-induced national security state
with Reagan's Civil Emergency Preparedness unleashed. Nevertheless, there
would be those who would welcome NSC (National Security Council) into the
drug fray, believing that increasing state police powers to emergency levels
is the only way left to fight American's enemy within. In the short run,
a national security state would probably be a relief to those whose personal
security and quality of life has been diminished by drugs or drug related
crime. And, as the general public watches the progression of institutional
chaos and social decay, they too may be willing to pay the ultimate price,
one drug free America for 200 years of democracy."
The first targets in any FEMA emergency would be Hispanics
and Blacks, the FEMA orders call for them to be rounded up and detained.
Tax protesters, demonstrators against government military intervention outside
U.S. borders, and people who maintain weapons in their homes are also targets.
Operation Trojan Horse is a program designed to learn the identity of potential
opponents to martial law. The program lures potential protesters into public
forums, conducted by a "hero" of the people who advocates survival
training. The list of names gathered at such meetings and rallies are computerized
and then targeted in case of an emergency.
The most shining example of America to the world has been
its peaceful transition of government from one administration to another.
Despite crises of great magnitude, the United States has maintained its
freedom and liberty. This nation now stands on the threshold of rule by
non-elected people asserting non-Constitutional powers. Even Congress cannot
review a Martial Law action until six months after it has been declared.
For the first time in American history, the reigns of government would not
be transferred from one elected element to another, but the Constitution,
itself, can be suspended. The scenarios established to trigger FEMA into
action are generally found in the society today, economic collapse, civil
unrest, drug problems, terrorist attacks, and protests against American
intervention in a foreign country. All these premises exist, it could only
be a matter of time in which one of these triggers the entire emergency
necessary to bring FEMA into action, and then it may be too late, because
under the FEMA plan, there is no contingency by which Constitutional power
SECRET UNDERGROUND BASES
There have been documented over 60 secret underground virtual
cities, built by the government, Federal Reserve Bank owners, and high ranking
members of the Committee of 300. Some of these underground areas can be
seen in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. In addition, there
exist underground Satellite Tracking Facilities which have the ability to
punch your 911 address into the computer and a satellite can within seconds
bring a camera to bear on your property to the point that those monitoring
can read clearly the articles of the newspaper on your doorstep. These facilities
have as of Oct. 1, 1994, been turned over to the power of the United Nations.
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