Saturday, June 02, 2007

NSPD-51/HSPD-20 Issued by the White House

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Originally uploaded by Tidewater Muse.
Last month, with little fan-fare or public posturing, President Bush signed a Presidential Directive that was both a National Security Presidential Directive and a Homeland Security Presidential Directive; it is titled, National Continuity Policy. The directive "establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations."

Charlie Savage at the Boston Globe notes,
The policy requires all government agencies to have clear lines of succession if top officials are killed and be prepared to operate from a new headquarters within 12 hours of a catastrophe. They must be prepared "to lead and sustain the nation during a crisis" -- a charge ranging from "providing leadership visible to the nation and the world" to "bringing to justice perpetrators of crimes or attacks."
Hmm... 12 hours... I'll bet I can guess where the Coast Guard's first alternate HQ will be... And, this might provide the answer as to why Admiral Allen supposedly shifted sites for OPCOM and FORCECOM... Makes sense... and the timing is right, too...

h/t to Sam Smith at Undernews.


  1. This action taken by the POTUS represents a clear case of executive abuse by Bush. Of all the criminal actions taken by this administration to date...(Patriot I &II, Military Commission Bill of 2006, Warner Authorization Bill, Animal Terrorism Act and changes made to the historical Posse Comitatus Acts); this is the most egregious. After stripping the Bill of Rights of ALL it's ORIGINAL provisions; they add on NSPD-51/HSPD-20 in order to solidify and justify an ongoing fascist dictatorship. If this COG was in place during previous administrations, (with oversight by Congress), and KEPT SECRET from the American people--then those involved directly and those who maintained silence have committed treason and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A NATION OF LAWS BY THE CONSTITUTION NOT ONE REPRESENTING THE WHIMS OF CORPORATE STOOGES. There needs to be an INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR MANDATED TO REPORT ALL FINDINGS DIRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND PROSECUTE ALL INVOLVED IN THE PRESENT AND PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS. IF THOSE IN POWER WILL NOT COMPLY--THEN LET'S ELECT INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL PURSUE JUSTICE. I BELIEVE DR. KING, AMONG OTHERS COMMENTED THAT ALL THINGS REQUIRED FOR EVIL MEN TO TRIUMPH IS FOR GOOD MEN TO REMAIN SILENT AND DO NOTHING. TIME TO STAND AND BE COUNTED.


  2. See an additional consideration of NSPD-51 within the context of OPERATION FALCON, a series of mass arrest exercises conducted by the Justice Department: