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posted on Mar, 18 2003 @ 12:06 PM
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Red alert? Stay home, await word

(Or be assumed to be the ENEMY )

We are at Orange -- NOW ! (and the War hasn't even started Yet) Only one
more step to go !

Sunday, March 16, 2003
By TOM BALDWIN
Gannett State Bureau
TRENTON
If the nation escalates to "red alert," which is the highest in the
color-coded readiness against terror, you will be assumed by authorities
to be the enemy if you so much as venture outside your home, the state's
anti-terror czar says.
"This state is on top of it," said Sid Caspersen, New Jersey's director
of the office of counter-terrorism.
Caspersen, a former FBI agent, was briefing reporters, alongside Gov.
James E. McGreevey, on Thursday, when for the first time he disclosed
the realities of how a red alert would shut the state down.
A red alert would also tear away virtually all personal freedoms to move
about and associate.
"Red means all noncritical functions cease," Caspersen said.
"Noncritical would be almost all businesses, except health-related."
A red alert means there is a severe risk of terrorist attack, according
to federal guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security.
"The state will restrict transportation and access to critical
locations," says the state's new brochure on dealing with terrorism.
"You must adhere to the restrictions announced by authorities and
prepare to evacuate, if instructed. Stay alert for emergency messages."
Caspersen went further than the brochure. "The government agencies would
run at a very low threshold," he said.
"The state police and the emergency management people would take control
over the highways.
"You literally are staying home, is what happens, unless you are
required to be out. No different than if you had a state of emergency
with a snowstorm."

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[Edited on 18-3-2003 by All Seeing Eye]




posted on Mar, 18 2003 @ 12:08 PM
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Wow, where did you get that info All Seeing Eye?
I have heard that we are going to code red as soon as the war with Iraq starts.

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posted on Mar, 18 2003 @ 03:21 PM
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www.southjerseynews.com...

Sorry, I had to go back and find it.



posted on Mar, 18 2003 @ 03:24 PM
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Now that's a scary thought!!!

Maybe that's why they are telling everyone to have a three day supply of food and water, because they are not going to let anyone go out.
Good find A.S.E.
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posted on Mar, 18 2003 @ 07:48 PM
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Why would we go to code red once hostilities start. Are they that certain that they haven't disrupted the terror cells to minimize the risk of retiatory strikes?



posted on Mar, 18 2003 @ 10:57 PM
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I'm not sure about "red"; but there's a current link to "orange" here:
www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Mar, 19 2003 @ 02:20 AM
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I dont see how they can enforce it, there's not enough law to person ratio. It is definitely a scary thought. I'm more afraid of a total police state than any terrorist attack. I hate this stupid terror alert system. Remember last month when they raised it to orange and nothing happened? To me it's like calling in a bomb threat, you call, people get scared, nothing happens, they find you, you get arrested and get sent to jail. How is it they can get away with a fake terror alert, which is by far a much larger scare than any bomb threat?



posted on Mar, 19 2003 @ 02:47 AM
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Speaking of the terror alert system...why bother having a green bar (low risk) at the bottom when the alert status wont go below yellow for the next twenty years? What's even more stupid than the alert system is that absurd clock ticking backward on every US news network. How much more sensationalizing can these idiots create?

As far as people being ordered to remain indoors...not likely but maybe a slight possibility if you live in a city that's impacted by terrorist actions.

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posted on Mar, 19 2003 @ 02:54 AM
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This will happen at one point...don't know if it will be tomorrow or not though??? I am on a base overseas and we were told to prepare for a major typhoon...meaning lockdown. I would highly suggest everyone prepare ahead!!



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