Yes here it is the deep secret!
Bush will be watching the new Wallace and Gromit movie!
At the same time Northcom will reserve a proof of concept for urban operations research.
U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), the military's new homeland security command, is preparing its draft version of CONPLAN 0400 for military
operations in the United States, and the resulting Granite Shadow plan... include[s] deployment of "special mission units" (the so-called Delta
Force, SEAL teams, Rangers, and other special units of Joint Special Operations Command) in Washington, DC and other domestic hot spots...
Further, Granite Shadow posits domestic military operations, including intelligence collection and surveillance, unique rules of engagement regarding
the use of lethal force, the use of experimental non-lethal weapons, and federal and military control of incident locations that are highly
controversial and might border on the illegal.
While the President is in Colorado, this exercise is happening in Washington, DC. At the same time Hurricane Rita is occupying our national
consciousness. Hopefully the American people do not have to worry about all these special simulations as they have in the past demonstrated a
corollary pointing to historically flawed and failed policies.
Corporate profit from covert proceedings has too often proved plausible deniability of paired operations. Covert and public things here should
register a deep concern for an informed electorate. The absence of civilian control in these scenarios is alienating to our expectations from
government, especially when it takes the first steps of such things as potentially chronic. Every effort should be retained in the maintenence of a
proper chain of command, and its restoration at the earliest conveyence.
With all grace containing these matters, may our country exercise discernment and discretion.
[edit on 24-9-2005 by SkipShipman]