posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 02:10 PM
Since no one could be bothered to click on a provided link, let me show you the highlights of what has been considered and enacted in mock scenarios
by our governor.
A memo is given to the Attorney General. It clarifies the Stafford Act, the Posse Comitatus Act, the Federal Quarantine Law, the Insurrection Act, and
Martial Law, all laws designed to invoke federal authority in a national emergency. Among other things, the laws would allow the President to declare
a national emergency and use military troops to quell civil disturbances, authorize the forced inoculation and isolation of people who could
spread a communicable disease, restrict travel, dispose of bodies in ways contrary to personal beliefs, suspend habeas corpus (that is,
arrest without due process), and curtail other liberties as needed.
The President is handed a memo suggesting it may be problematic going forward with a war in the Persian Gulf, given the severity of the domestic
crisis. He addresses the council members, announcing that the Secretary of State is ill and hospitalized. He says the lack of vaccine and the tactics
of some states to stop the epidemic has led to serious economic disruption and civil unrest in some areas.
The Chair of the Deputies Committee, Dr. Tara O’Toole, outlines the progress of the epidemic and says all cases appear related to three initial
attacks in Oklahoma, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. Vaccine, unfortunately, is running out amid growing political pressure to vaccinate more broadly.
Dr. O’Toole further states that there is growing public demand for the forcible relocation of infected people to isolated facilities. She
says contacts of infected people are not complying sufficiently with voluntary home isolation. There is also dangerous misinformation in some media
about good vaccine and bad vaccine, advice to flee cities, claims that poor neighborhoods are being denied vaccine, and hate speech directed at
certain ethnic groups.
The FEMA Director delivers his remarks: Health care facilities have become nonfunctional in some communities due to overcrowding and workers staying
away from their jobs. At least 20 hospitals have closed their doors in Oklahoma. In many states National Guard troops are providing security at
hospitals, even delivering food and critical supplies. Many states have prohibited public gatherings, stopped transportation, and closed
Once again the NSC considers its options. Members decide to leave the National Guard, as well as quarantine and isolation issues, in the hands of the
states. They will accept the vaccine from Russia, and proceed with a crash program to manufacture vaccine even though liability issues have not been
resolved. They opt for mandatory isolation of all smallpox victims in dedicated facilities. They will encourage voluntary isolation of contacts using
National Guard and Defense Department resources to supply food. Federal travel restrictions will be established, and penalties will be imposed for
the promulgation of dangerous information.
Bolded emphasis provided by me. Also looks like they've considered going after the likes of ATS type forums.