The conspiracy clan is gonna love this. Buzzflash will tear it apart. Orp will get a giggle...anyway here goes.
"There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy,its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself."Something doesn't seem right. Why are the Bush administration 'hot shots' leaving him at such a critical point in the administration? There is astrange departing from DC....as if the Shadow Government is saying 'goodbye' to US for the last time. Why 'goodbye'? They still have an election to subvert..a rare chance to watch the economy self destruct, 2 continuous 'surges' in Iraq and Afghanistan...an impending war with Iran. Surely their loyalty for BushCo is stronger than 'lame duck presidency' worries. They're the same players from different scandals. They always stick around...they're the main characters in this tragedy.
— Senator Daniel K. Inouye at the Iran Contra Hearings
All these presummed departures led me back to a March 1, 2002 article in the Washington Post. The article detailed that BushCo ordered 100 officials away from the Capitol to undisclosed bunkers to ensure the survival of the US government after 9/11. Here are a few exerpts:
Execution of the classified "Continuity of Operations Plan" resulted not from the Cold War threat of intercontinental missiles, the scenario rehearsed for decades, but from heightened fears that the al Qaeda terrorist network might somehow obtain a portable nuclear weapon, according to three officials with firsthand knowledge. U.S. intelligence has no specific knowledge of such a weapon, they said, but the risk is thought great enough to justify the shadow government's disruption and expense.
Known internally as the COG, for "continuity of government," the administration-in-waiting is an unannounced complement to the acknowledged absence of Vice President Cheney from Washington for much of the pastfive months. Cheney's survival ensures constitutional succession, one official said, but "he can't run the country by himself."
With a core group of federal managers alongside him, Cheney -- or President Bush, if available -- has the means to give effect to his orders. Many departments, including Justice and Treasury, have completed plans to delegate statutory powers to officials who would not normally exercise them. Others do not need to make such legal transfers, or are holding them in reserve.
Civilian departments have had parallel continuity-of-government plans since the dawn of the nuclear age. But they never operated routinely, seldom exercised, and were permitted to atrophy with the end of the Cold War. Sept. 11 marked the first time, according to Bush administration officials, that the government activated such a plan.
What was missing, until Sept. 11, was an invulnerable group of managers with the expertise and resources to administer these programs in a national emergency.
the day after bombing began in Afghanistan, Bush created the Office of Homeland Security with Executive Order 13228. Among the responsibilities he gave its first director, former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge, was to "review plans and preparations for ensuring the continuity of the Federal Government in the event of a terrorist attack that threatens the safety and security of the United States Government or its leadership." read the articlein another relevent article in May 2007, "Bush changes Continuity Plan" indicates the 'plan' is still under way and is being revised due to increased 'chatter'. Some exerpts read.
designated National Security Presidential Directive 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20.
President Bush issued a formal national security directive yesterday ordering agencies to prepare contingency plans for a surprise, "decapitating" attack on the federal government, and assigned responsibility for coordinating such plans to the White House.
Other former Bush administration officials said the directive formalizes a shift of authority away from the Department of Homeland Security to the White House.The new directive gives the job of coordinating policy to the president's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism -- Frances Fragos Townsend
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will continue to coordinate operations and activities. Read the articleEeeew..scary..the Shadow Government rises.. out of the ashes of 9/11. Paired with the wide ranging executive orders and signing statements, to use at moments notice, Bush has accured an arsenal in his desk drawer. If there is one thing that nobody can deny..it's that BushCo has effectively politicized all branches of our government. The judicial, legislative, and executive are all acting as one unit. Cheney would call it the 4th Branch. We the People, call it subversion....and now they say goodbye?
These guys don't protect themselves..they protect each other. Think...Cheney, Libby, Khalilzad, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Gonzales..you know..our current core subverters. Our mainstream press are saying they're running from the Bush legacy, but that's not the case. The rewritting of history is already occurring now. Their legacies have been intertwined for years. They're the same players from different scandals....and now they go on the run? hmmm. Convienient, but the historical record demonstrates they stick together...subverting the system along the way.
Are they really leaving? or are they merely moving about with an impending disaster in mind? A US/Israeli airstrike on Iran is around the corner. International chaos will arise. Asymetrical warfare will be used. Into the 'dark ages we go'. Meanwhile...they're running to their bunkers leaving US this mess and saying their final 'goodbye'.
Same Players. Different Scandal.
When people say "government" & "Legacy" think this.
The Reason For 'Blowback'..arming the enemies of our enemies