I was looking through the web
There is an article which talks about an emergency government backup plan
It says that the government might use this in case of Al queita using a portable nucleur weapon in the US
The thing i find interesting is that somewhere in this site i read that the government will declare that a terrorist has entered a city with a nucleur
weapon and it will amend the constitution
this is exactly what the article talks about
This is proof
The end of the world as we know it is here people
It will happen soon
Now here is the article:
"An emergency parallel government has been set up in the United States to try to ensure that federal rule could continue in the event of a
catastrophic attack on Washington, US officials say.
The operation was activated after the 11 September attacks but planning dates back to the Cold War era.
It is reported to involve 70 or more officials drawn from all departments, depending on the perceived level of threat.
Those taking part live and work underground for long spells at secret fortified locations on the East Coast.
The core group of federal managers would put into effect orders from the president or his constitutional successor.
The plan for a shadow government has been implemented now because of heightened fears that Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network might obtain a portable
An unnamed senior official told Associated Press news agency that while US intelligence had no specific knowledge of such a weapon, the risk was great
enough to warrant activation of the plan.
He said President George W Bush did not foresee ever needing to turn over government functions to the secret operation, but believed it was prudent to
put the plan into action in the light of the war against terrorism and persistent threats of future attacks.
Other officials, who spoke to the Washington Post newspaper, said the back-up government consisted of anything from 70 to 150 people at two principal
locations on the East Coast.
Once activated for what some call "bunker duty", they live and work underground 24 hours a day, away from their families.
Those deployed for the operation are not allowed to tell anyone where they are going or why. "They're on a 'business trip', that's all," one
official was quoted as saying.
Out of touch
Although it does not identify the sites, the Washington Post says they make use of geological features to render them highly secure. They are well
stocked with food, water, medicine and other supplies and are capable of generating their own power.
However, in their first significant operational use, managers discovered that computers were "several generations" behind current models and could
not link to government databases.
There were also too few telephone lines and secure audio and video links to the rest of government.
The newspaper said that only the executive branch is represented in the full-time shadow administration. Other branches - such as Congress and the
judiciary - have separate continuity plans but do not maintain a 24-hour presence in fortified facilities.
The secret operation complements the absence of Vice President Dick Cheney for much of the last five months. One official said Mr Cheney's survival
ensures constitutional succession "but he can't run the country by himself".
"We take this issue extraordinarily seriously, and are committed to doing as thorough a job as possible to ensure the ongoing operations of the
federal government," said Joseph W Hagin, White House deputy chief of staff.
"In the case of the use of a weapon of mass destruction, the federal government would be able to do its job and continue to provide key services and
respond," he said. "
"For every action there is an equal but opposite government program" -Stupid.com