Not to give credence to the crazies in AmericaÂ (no offense …Â you know who you are)Â but you have to admit that things have suddenly gone awry, both domestically and internationally, at an awfully convenient time.
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someone isn’t following you.
With what little we now knowÂ about what is REALLYÂ going on in our “global war on terror,” the events of the past few weeks are more than a little perplexing (e.g., the U.S.’s sudden aggressiveness toward AQ and Taliban in Pakistan–kind of like poking a bear with a hot stick).
So, late last night I suddenlyÂ remembered hearingÂ something a while backÂ about Executive Order 12656 (EO 12956).
EO 12656Â was created under–and signed into law by–President Ronald Reagan to ensureÂ ”Continuity of Government” in the event ofÂ an extreme national emergency, such as a nuclear holocaust.
EO 12656, to put it simply, gives the President power to impose federal martial law (including the postponement of federal elections).
Here ia a blog snippet on EO 12646:
Though few Americans realize it, Cheney and Rumsfeld worked through the 1980s and 1990s on emergency nuclear-response plans which allegedly suspended the American constitution and also Congress. (Through these decades Rumsfeld was CEO of a major pharmaceutical firm, and in the later 1990s Cheney was CEO of Halliburton; but their private status did not deter them from continuing to exercise a supra-constitutional planning power conferred on them by Ronald Reagan.)
Even fewer Americans know that these rules, originally dealing with a nuclear attack on America, were extended by Reagan Executive Order 12656 to cover â€œany occurrence, including natural disaster, military attack, technological emergency, or other emergency, that seriously degrades or seriously threatens the national security of the United States.â€ And few Americans realize that at least some of these rules, known technically as Continuity of Government or COG rules, were invoked before 10:00 AM on September 11, 2001.
As he did in 2007, President Bush has again, on August 28, 2008, continued for another year the national emergency first officially proclaimed on September 14, 2001, along with â€œthe powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency.â€
So, it is interesting to note that on August 28, 2008, President Bush extended this Executive Order for another year.
I know, this seems far out. But believe me you, something is fishy in Denmark and I no longer put anything past anyone in our government.
Six months before his presidency ends and NOWÂ President BushÂ has a bee in his bonnet about al-Qaeda in Pakistan??Â Iran has become public enemy number one?Â (No, no,Â REALLY public enemy number one.)
Prudence, thy name is not America (nor is itÂ George Bush.)
(Or Dick Cheney… or John McCain for that matter…)
Does this sound crazy? Sure.
Impossible? Not necessarily.
Yes, “the people” can protest, but will they?
Just something to think about…