Some people have referred to it as the "secret government" of the
United States. It is not an elected body, it does not involve itself
in public disclosures, and it even has a quasi-secret budget in
the billions of dollars. This government organization has more power
than the President of the United States or the Congress, it has
the power to suspend laws, move entire populations, arrest and detain
citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial, it can seize
property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend
the Constitution. Not only is it the most powerful entity in the
United States, but it was not even created under Constitutional
law by the Congress. It was a product of a Presidential Executive
Order. No, it is not the U.S. Military nor the Central Intelligence
Agency, they are subject to Congress. The organization is called
FEMA, which stands for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Originally conceived in the Richard Nixon Administration, it was
refined by President Jimmy Carter and given teeth in the Ronald
Reagan and George Bush Administrations. FEMA had one original concept
when it was created, to assure the survivability of the United States
government in the event of a nuclear attack on this nation. It was
also provided with the task of being a federal co-ordinating body
during times of domestic disasters, such as earthquakes, floods
and hurricanes. Its awesome powers grow under the tutelage of people
like Lt. Col. Oliver North and General Richard Secord, the architects
on the Iran-Contra scandal and the looting of America's savings
and loan institutions. FEMA has even been given control of the State
Defense Forces, a rag-tag, often considered neo-Nazi, civilian army
that will substitute for the National Guard, if the Guard is called
to duty overseas.
THE MOST POWERFUL ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES
Though it may be the most powerful organization in the United
States, few people know it even exists. But it has crept into our
private lives. Even mortgage papers contain FEMA's name in small
print if the property in question is near a flood plain. FEMA was
deeply involved in the Los Angeles riots and the 1989 Loma Prieta
earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of the black helicopter
traffic reported throughout the United States, but mainly in the
West, California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado,
are flown by FEMA personnel. FEMA has been given responsibility
for many new disasters including urban forest fires, home heating
emergencies, refugee situations, urban riots, and emergency planning
for nuclear and toxic incidents. In the West, it works in conjunction
with the Sixth Army.
FEMA was created in a series of Executive Orders. A Presidential
Executive Order, whether Constitutional or not, becomes law simply
by its publication in the Federal Registry. Congress is by-passed.
Executive Order Number 12148 created the Federal Emergency Management
Agency that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil
defense planning and funding. An "emergency czar" was appointed.
FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies,
the bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of
secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government
in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic. Executive Order
Number 12656 appointed the National Security Council as the principal
body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government
to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S. citizens
and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United States
and grant the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians.
The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and
take control of U.S. air space and all ports of entry.
Here are just a few Executive Orders associated
with FEMA that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
These Executive Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and
could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen:
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 10997 allows the
government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum,
fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the
government to seize all means of transportation, including personal
cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all
highways, seaports, and waterways.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 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
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
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the
government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial
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
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
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority
to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive
Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial
and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal
and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency
preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating
21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
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.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every
aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil
Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's
role as a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental
leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations
from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident
groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience
in times of crisis." FEMA's powers were consolidated by President
Carter to incorporate:
the National Security Act of 1947, which allows for the
strategic relocation of industries, services, government and
other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the
requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities;
the 1950 Defense Production Act, which gives the President
sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy;
the Act of August 29, 1916, which authorizes the Secretary
of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation
system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose
related to the emergency; and
the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which enables
the President to seize the property of a foreign country or
national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping
consolidation in 1979.
HURRICANE ANDREW FOCUSED ATTENTION ON FEMA
FEMA's deceptive role really did not come to light with much of
the public until Hurricane Andrew smashed into the U.S. mainland.
As Russell R. Dynes, director of the Disaster Research Center of
the University of Delaware, wrote in The World and I, "...The eye
of the political storm hovered over the Federal Emergency Management
Agency. FEMA became a convenient target for criticism." Because
FEMA was accused of dropping the ball in Florida, the media and
Congress commenced to study this agency. What came out of the critical
look was that FEMA was spending 12 times more for "black operations"
than for disaster relief.
It spent $1.3 billion building secret bunkers throughout the United
States in anticipation of government disruption by foreign or domestic
upheaval. Yet fewer than 20 members of Congress, only members with
top security clearance, know of the $1.3 billion expenditure by
FEMA for non-natural disaster situations. These few Congressional
leaders state that FEMA has a "black curtain" around its operations.
FEMA has worked on National Security programs since 1979, and its
predecessor, the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency, has secretly
spent millions of dollars before being merged into FEMA by President
Carter in 1979.
FEMA has developed 300 sophisticated mobile units that are capable
of sustaining themselves for a month. The vehicles are located in
five areas of the United States. They have tremendous communication
systems and each contains a generator that would provide power to
120 homes each, but have never been used for disaster relief.
FEMA's enormous powers can be triggered easily. In any form of
domestic or foreign problem, perceived and not always actual, emergency
powers can be enacted. The President of the United States now has
broader powers to declare martial law, which activates FEMA's extraordinary
powers. Martial law can be declared during time of increased tension
overseas, economic problems within the United States, such as a
depression, civil unrest, such as demonstrations or scenes like
the Los Angeles riots, and in a drug crisis.
These Presidential powers have increased with successive Crime
Bills, particularly the 1991 and 1993 Crime Bills, which increase
the power to suspend the rights guaranteed under the Constitution
and to seize property of those suspected of being drug dealers,
to individuals who participate in a public protest or demonstration.
Under emergency plans already in existence, the power exists to
suspend the Constitution and turn over the reigns of government
to FEMA and appointing military commanders to run state and local
governments. FEMA then would have the right to order the detention
of anyone whom there is reasonable ground to believe will engage
in, or probably conspire with others to engage in acts of espionage
or sabotage. The plan also authorized the establishment of concentration
camps for detaining the accused, but no trial. An Executive Order
signed by then President Bush in 1989 authorized the Federal Emergency
Management Agency to build 43 primary camps (having a capacity of
35,000 to 45,000 prisoners each) and also authorized hundreds of
secondary facilities. It is interesting to note that several of
these facilities can accommodate 100,000 prisoners. These facilities
have been completed and many are already manned but as yet contain
Three times since 1984, FEMA stood on the threshold of taking
control of the nation. Once under President Reagan in 1984, and
twice under President Bush in 1990 and 1992. But under those three
scenarios, there was not a sufficient crisis to warrant risking
martial law. Most experts on the subject of FEMA and Martial Law
insisted that a crisis has to appear dangerous enough for the people
of the United States before they would tolerate or accept complete
government takeover. The typical crisis needed would be threat of
imminent nuclear war, rioting in several U.S. cites simultaneously,
a series of national disasters that affect widespread danger to
the populous, massive terrorist attacks, a depression in which tens
of millions are unemployed and without financial resources, or a
major environmental disaster.
THREE TIMES FEMA STOOD BY READY FOR EMERGENCY
In April 1984, President Reagan signed Presidential Director Number
54 that allowed FEMA to engage in a secret national "readiness exercise"
under the code name of REX 84. The exercise was to test FEMA's readiness
to assume military authority in the event of a "State of Domestic
National Emergency" concurrent with the launching of a direct United
States military operation in Central America. The plan called for
the deputation of U.S. military and National Guard units so that
they could legally be used for domestic law enforcement. These units
would be assigned to conduct sweeps and take into custody an estimated
400,000 undocumented Central American immigrants in the United States.
The immigrants would be interned at 10 detention centers to be set
up at military bases throughout the country. REX 84 was so highly
guarded that special metal security doors were placed on the fifth
floor of the FEMA building in Washington, D.C. Even long-standing
employees of the Civil Defense of the Federal Executive Department
possessing the highest possible security clearances were not being
allowed through the newly installed metal security doors. Only personnel
wearing a special red Christian cross or crucifix lapel pin were
allowed into the premises. Lt. Col. North was responsible for drawing
up the emergency plan, which U.S. Attorney General William French
Smith opposed vehemently.
The plan called for the suspension of the Constitution, turning
control of the government over to FEMA, appointment of military
commanders to run state and local governments and the declaration
of Martial Law. The Presidential Executive Orders to support such
a plan were already in place. The plan also advocated the rounding
up and transfer to "assembly centers or relocation camps" of a least
21 million American Negroes in the event of massive rioting or disorder,
not unlike the rounding up of the Jews in Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
The second known time that FEMA stood by was in 1990 when Desert
Storm was enacted. Prior to President Bush's invasion of Iraq, FEMA
began to draft new legislation to increase its already formidable
powers. One of the elements incorporated into the plan was to set
up operations within any state or locality without the prior permission
of local or state authorities. Such prior permission has always
been required in the past. Much of the mechanism being set into
place was in anticipation of the economic collapse of the Western
World. The war with Iraq may have been conceived as a ploy to boost
the bankrupt economy, but it only pushed the West into deeper recession.
The third scenario for FEMA came with the Los Angeles riots after
the Rodney King brutality verdict. Had the rioting spread to other
cities, FEMA would have been empowered to step in. As it was, major
rioting only occurred in the Los Angeles area, thus preventing a
pretext for a FEMA response. On July 5, 1987, the Miami Herald published
reports on FEMA's new goals. The goal was to suspend the Constitution
in the event of a national crisis, such as nuclear war, violent
and widespread internal dissent, or national opposition to a U.S.
military invasion abroad. Lt. Col. North was the architect. National
Security Directive Number 52 issued in August 1982, pertains to
the "Use of National Guard Troops to Quell Disturbances." The crux
of the problem is that FEMA has the power to turn the United States
into a police state in time of a real crisis or a manufactured crisis.
Lt. Col. North virtually established the apparatus for dictatorship.
Only the criticism of the Attorney General prevented the plans from
being adopted. But intelligence reports indicate that FEMA has a
folder with 22 Executive Orders for the President to sign in case
of an emergency. It is believed those Executive Orders contain the
framework of North's concepts, delayed by criticism but never truly
The crisis, as the government now see it, is civil unrest. For
generations, the government was concerned with nuclear war, but
the violent and disruptive demonstrations that surrounded the Vietnam
War era prompted President Nixon to change the direction of emergency
powers from war time to times of domestic unrest. Diana Raynolds,
program director of the Edward R. Murrow Center, summed up the dangers
of FEMA today and the public reaction to Martial Law in a drug crisis:
"It was James Madison's worst nightmare that a righteous faction
would someday be strong enough to sweep away the Constitutional
restraints designed by the framers to prevent the tyranny of centralized
power, excessive privilege, an arbitrary governmental authority
over the individual. These restraints, the balancing and checking
of powers among branches and layers of government, and the civil
guarantees, would be the first casualties in a drug-induced national
security state with Reagan's Civil Emergency Preparedness unleashed.
Nevertheless, there would be those who would welcome NSC (National
Security Council) into the drug fray, believing that increasing
state police powers to emergency levels is the only way left to
fight American's enemy within. In the short run, a national security
state would probably be a relief to those whose personal security
and quality of life has been diminished by drugs or drug related
crime. And, as the general public watches the progression of institutional
chaos and social decay, they too may be willing to pay the ultimate
price, one drug free America for 200 years of democracy."
The first targets in any FEMA emergency would be Hispanics and
Blacks, the FEMA orders call for them to be rounded up and detained.
Tax protesters, demonstrators against government military intervention
outside U.S. borders, and people who maintain weapons in their homes
are also targets. Operation Trojan Horse is a program designed to
learn the identity of potential opponents to martial law. The program
lures potential protesters into public forums, conducted by a "hero"
of the people who advocates survival training. The list of names
gathered at such meetings and rallies are computerized and then
targeted in case of an emergency.
The most shining example of America to the world has been its
peaceful transition of government from one administration to another.
Despite crises of great magnitude, the United States has maintained
its freedom and liberty. This nation now stands on the threshold
of rule by non-elected people asserting non-Constitutional powers.
Even Congress cannot review a Martial Law action until six months
after it has been declared. For the first time in American history,
the reigns of government would not be transferred from one elected
element to another, but the Constitution, itself, can be suspended.
The scenarios established to trigger FEMA into action are generally
found in the society today, economic collapse, civil unrest, drug
problems, terrorist attacks, and protests against American intervention
in a foreign country. All these premises exist, it could only be
a matter of time in which one of these triggers the entire emergency
necessary to bring FEMA into action, and then it may be too late,
because under the FEMA plan, there is no contingency by which Constitutional
power is restored.
SECRET UNDERGROUND BASES
There have been documented over 60 secret underground virtual
cities, built by the government, Federal Reserve Bank owners, and
high ranking members of the Committee of 300. Some of these underground
areas can be seen in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
In addition, there exist underground Satellite Tracking Facilities
which have the ability to punch your 911 address into the computer
and a satellite can within seconds bring a camera to bear on your
property to the point that those monitoring can read clearly the
articles of the newspaper on your doorstep. These facilities have
as of Oct. 1, 1994, been turned over to the power of the United