- 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 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 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:
- o 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;
- o the 1950 Defense Production Act, which gives the President
sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy;
- o 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
- o 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 <http://educate-yourself.org/cn/frankovitchdeadlysilence.shtml>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 no prisoners.
- 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
- 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
- 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 abandoned.
- 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
- 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 Nations.