FEMA: The Real Mission Plan
We all know FEMA. But do we really? We have heard of FEMA. We have heard of they’re horrible support efforts for the hurricane Katrina victims
resulting in hundreds if not thousands of deaths.
What is FEMA?
FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA was created on April 1st of 1979. That day Jimmy Carter shifted the responsibility of
disaster relief to the new found agency. So what are all of FEMA’S responsibilities? Dam safety under the National Dam Safety Program Act; disaster
assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; earthquake hazards reduction under the Earthquake Hazards
Reduction Act of 1977 and further expanded by Executive Order 12699, regarding safety requirements for federal buildings and Executive Order 12941,
concerning the need for cost estimates to seismically retrofit federal buildings; emergency food and shelter under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless
Assistance Act of 1987; fire control, under the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974; hazardous materials, under the Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986; insurance, under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968; national security, under the National Security Act of
1947, the Defense Production Act of 1950; and various executive orders under presidents Eisenhower, Reagan, H. W. Bush, Clinton, and G.W. Bush. Also,
FEMA received authority for counter terrorism through the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici amendment under the Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 1996, which was a
response to the recognized vulnerabilities of the U.S. after the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995. Congress funded FEMA through a
combination of regular appropriations and emergency funding in response to events.
FEMA has insane power. FEMA has the power to suspend active laws, move entire populations, and arrest people without warrant. FEMA can seize
property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend the Constitution. FEMA’s original mission was to assure the survival of the United
States government in case of a nuclear attack. FEMA also is in control of the State Defense Forces, which is a civilian army. FEMA’s actual budget
has for the most part has actually been used to create facilities, mostly underground, to ensure the survivability of our government in case of a
major emergency. Now I will list a few of the Executive Orders, which oversee any past bill or document, allowing FEMA to basically control the entire
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to
be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into
effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
• EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production
and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency.
It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.
If the president declares Martial Law, which he has the authority to do especially since the Crime Bills have been enacted, FEMA would
effectively takeover. Congress would not be able to even review the declaration of Martial Law until six months after it is enacted. FEMA has
internment camps, which is where whoever they wanted to arrest, would be taken.
FEMA’s Response To Natural Disaster
• For being America’s only agency dedicated to disaster relief, the job it does sure is lousy. 250,000 people across America were left homeless
due to Hurricane Andrew. FEMA’s response was widely criticized and reviewed by the National Academy of Public Administration which pointed out
several causes of they’re failed response. During the September 11th attacks FEMA was rewarded 5.5 billion dollars to “disperse” funds to state
and other local aid services. They were also allotted funds for its own recovery efforts. In 2004 hurricanes hit Southern Florida and these two
excerpts from the newspaper Sun-Sentinel sum up FEMA’s response.
“When Hurricane Frances hit South Florida on Labor Day weekend (over 100 miles north of Miami-Dade County), 9,800 Miami-Dade applicants were
approved by FEMA for $28 million in storm claims for new furniture; clothes; thousands of new televisions, microwaves and refrigerators; cars; dental
bills; and a funeral even though the Medical Examiner recorded no deaths from Frances. A U.S. Senate committee and the inspector general of the
Department of Homeland Security found that FEMA inappropriately declared Miami-Dade County a disaster area and then awarded millions, often without
verifying storm damage or a need for assistance.
FEMA used hurricane aid money to pay funeral expenses for at least 203 Floridians whose deaths were not caused by the 2004 Hurricanes, the state's
coroners have concluded. Ten of the people whose funerals were paid for were not even in Florida at the time of their deaths.” –Sun Sentinel
Hurricane Katrina was a devastating disaster.
In July 2007, ice that had been ordered for Katrina victims and never used and had been kept in storage facilities at a cost of $12.5 million was
In June 2008, a CNN investigation found that FEMA gave away about $85 million in household goods meant for Hurricane Katrina victims, to 16 other
According to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina:
"The Secretary Department of Homeland Security should have designated the Principal Federal Official on Saturday, two days prior to landfall, from the
roster of PFOs who had successfully completed the required training, unlike then FEMA Director Michael Brown. Considerable confusion was caused by the
Secretary’s PFO decisions."
"DHS and FEMA lacked adequate trained and experienced staff for the Katrina response."
"The readiness of FEMA’s national emergency response teams was inadequate and reduced the effectiveness of the federal response."
"Long-standing weaknesses and the magnitude of the disaster overwhelmed FEMA’s ability to provide emergency shelter and temporary housing."
"FEMA logistics and contracting systems did not support a targeted, massive, and sustained provision of commodities."
"Before Katrina, FEMA suffered from a lack of sufficiently trained procurement professionals."
FEMA has also came under attack for they’re poor responses to the 2006 Buffalo snowstorm, and the Arkansas tornadoes.
Next is an excerpt from Wikinews.
Friday, October 26, 2007
The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is under fire after the agency held a fake press conference with fake news reporters in
regards to individuals affected by the California wildfires and the assistance they could receive.
The agency called a press conference on Tuesday, giving the press only 15 minutes to show up. When many did not, FEMA brought in agency officials to
pose as fake reporters and ask questions. The option for reporters to call into the conference was also available, but the ones who did call in only
got to listen to the press conference, and could not ask questions. No reporters were actually present during the conference, parts of which were
carried live on Fox News and MSNBC.
During the briefing, FEMA employees asked Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson a series of what The New York Times called "decidedly friendly
questions" such as "What type of commodities are you pledging to California?", "What lessons learned from Katrina have been applied?" and "Are you
happy with FEMA's response so far?". The briefing followed the format of a press conference, with FEMA's press secretary at one point cautioning that
he would allow just "two more questions", then calling later for a "last question". Officials who posed as fake reporters included the deputy director
of public affairs Cindy Taylor and Director of External Affairs John "Pat" Philbin.
So, to say the least FEMA is pretty shady. What do you think guys?
edit on 24-5-2011 by Se7enex because: edits