Why the Sudden Panic?
What comes across from the passage of Senate Bill 1867 is fear, palpable fear. What are they afraid of? Losing the US to home grown terrorists? And under what circumstance would this occur? Phrases like “indefinite detention” of American citizens cast suspicion on the claim that this is a bill intended to protect the US from another 911 type attack. The US has a working court system, and Gitmo under US military rule seems without serious challenge. Under what circumstance would the US be so overwhelmed by home grown terrorists that the US court system and federal agencies would not be able to deal with the issue? There certainly is a reaction to some hidden knowledge here.
That the vote on this Senate Bill was 93-7 in favor of passage is another astonishing fact. This palpable fear crosses political boundaries! Given that the wording in the bill runs amuck of the Constitution – the right to bear arms, the right to a speedy trial, and the casual deployment of the US military of US soil – it would not withstand court challenges as it stands. What has happened to cause the US Senate to be so gripped by fear that it, as a body, runs amuck of the Constitution? Clearly it is not an economic depression or the national debt, both of which have been long running and caused no more than argument in the Senate about jobs bills and lifting the debt ceiling.
By Senate Bill 1867 the Senate is asking for Martial Law to be in essence imposed casually and quickly, bypassing the need for a National Emergency excuse for an Executive Order from the President. Via Senate Bill 1867 the US military can operate on as well as off US soil, arresting citizens, upon a vague interpretation of a terrorism threat. Martial Law heretofore required the President to declare a National Emergency, but now an essential Martial Law could be called if the President declares a group of citizens to be a threat. No need to explain the threat.
Suddenly, and without explanation or apology, the US is openly preparing for disaster. This did not occur after the Katrina disaster, so is clearly not a reaction to recent events. If a preparation for a New Madrid disaster, which is vaguely predicted by officials for sometime in the next century or beyond, then why the sudden sense of urgency? The public is not noticing these efforts, as they are kept out of the mainstream press. But for those tracking such revealing plans and actions, the meaning is clear. It appears that the US government, FEMA, expects the New Madrid disaster or some other major disaster to occur soon, and is saying nothing to its citizenry about it!
Just by googling “FEMA camps activated” there has been much results including a direct link to a PDF of such preparations going into: “KBR is establishing a National Quick Response Team for our current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) work..” and “The Continental US will be broken up into five regions” and “Establish services listed below within 72 hours for initial set-up and respond within 24 hours for incremental services. This is a contingency project and it should be stressed that lead times will be short with critical requirements due to the nature of emergency responses. Subcontractors must be flexible and able to handle multiple, shifting priorities in an emergency environment. Supply lines needed must be short but not necessarily pre-positioned.” Further goes into details of these “camps” or survival centers etc with: “Catering Services, Temporary Fencing and Barricades, Hand Washing Stations, Laundry Services, Potable Water, Power Generation, Fuel Delivery / Supply & Electrical Distribution etc.”
Infowars.com reports it has received a document originating from Halliburton subsidiary KBR that provides details on a push to outfit FEMA and U.S. Army camps around the United States. Entitled “Project Overview and Anticipated Project Requirements,” the document describes services KBR is looking to farm out to subcontractors. The document was passed on to us by a state government employee who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons.
Services up for bid include catering, temporary fencing and barricades, laundry and medical services, power generation, refuse collection, and other services required for temporary “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the United States.
KBR’s call for FEMA camp service bids arrives soon after the Senate overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which permits the military to detain and interrogate supposed domestic terror suspects in violation of the Fourth Amendment and Posse Comitatus.
Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border, the same pretense used in the language of the KBR request for services. During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.”
Rex 84 was devised by Col. Oliver North, who was with the NSC and appointed liaison to FEMA. John Brinkerhoff, the deputy director of “national preparedness” programs for FEMA, and North designed the plan on a 1970 report written by FEMA chief Louis Giuffrida, at the Army War College, which proposed the detention of up to 21 million “American Negroes” in the event of a black militant uprising in the United States.
Following a crackdown by police on Occupy Wall Street protesters around the nation, Oakland, California, mayor Jean Quan mentioned during an interview with the BBC that she was on a conference call with leaders of 18 US cities shortly before a wave of raids broke up Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country. It was later discovered that the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal police agencies had coordinated the often violent response to the protests.
New York Rep. Peter King, who heads up the House Homeland Security Subcommittee, signaled a sense of urgency when he said the federal government has “to be careful not to allow this movement to get any legitimacy. I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960′s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.” The federal government responded similarly in the 1960s and 70s when the FBI organized and unleashed its unconstitutional secret police under the covert banner of COINTELPRO.
In addition to the DHS characterizing Americans supporting states’ rights and the Constitution as terrorists, the Defense Department’s Antiterrorism and Force Protection Annual Refresher Training Course in 2009 advised its personnel that political protest amounts to “low-level terrorism.”
All of this leaves one to wonder what is really up. Could this all be coincidence and just our government “do diligently contingency planning”, or do those leading these efforts know something the rest of us do not? Good question, but a better question is how this being handled in MSM, or should I say NOT being covered at all in MSM. The fact that the CONgress ran over our constitution with a vote of 93-7 I believe is the “Baby Ruth” in the pool. We should be asking more about this during the dumbates, heh?