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For the first time since the weeks and months after 9/11, Congressional leaders and staff are, once again, discussing presidential line-of-succession. The focus is on the Senate President pro tem position, which, according to the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, places the Senate President third in line of succession to the President after the Vice President and Speaker of the House of Representatives. Also being discussed is the re-constitution of the U.S. Congress in the event that a major "catastrophe" wipes out a number of senators and representatives.
It is not known what has prompted Congress's renewed interest in the line-of-succession debate.
-- SPECIAL REPORT --
Air Force refused to fly weapons to Middle East theater
By Wayne Madsen
Sept. 24, 2007
WMR has learned from U.S. and foreign intelligence sources that the B-52 transporting six stealth AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles, each armed with a W-80-1 nuclear warhead, on August 30, were destined for the Middle East via Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
However, elements of the Air Force, supported by U.S. intelligence agency personnel, successfully revealed the ultimate destination of the nuclear weapons and the mission was aborted due to internal opposition within the Air Force and U.S. Intelligence Community.
Yesterday, the /Washington Post/ attempted to explain away the fact that America's nuclear command and control system broke down in an unprecedented manner by reporting that it was the result of "security failures at multiple levels." It is now apparent that the command and control breakdown, reported as a BENT SPEAR incident to the Secretary of Defense and White House, was not the result of a command and control chain-of-command "failures" but the result of a revolt and push back by various echelons within the Air Force and intelligence agencies against a planned U.S. attack on Iran using nuclear and conventional weapons.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by happykat39
I dont see why. You sound like a birther, and birthers are notoriously good at living in a fantasy world. Just use that creativity to envision the leader of your dreams in office screwing us. After all the screwing is constant, the only difference is whose ugly mug you have to look back at.
Originally posted by simone50m
This is interesting timing. As I have been listening to some talk and news radio throughout the day, I heard I think, at least a couple of times, public service commercials ask if you and your family have a plan to meet somewhere in case of catastrophe. Then it gives a website for preparedness helpfull household hints, as-it-were.