Bush changes "continuity of government" plan: White House will run shadow government

They are serious. This is from today's Washington Post:

Bush Changes Continuity Plan
Administration, Not DHS, Would Run Shadow Government

By Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, May 10, 2007; A12

President Bush issued a formal national security directive yesterday ordering agencies to prepare contingency plans for a surprise, "decapitating" attack on the federal government, and assigned responsibility for coordinating such plans to the White House.

The prospect of a nuclear bomb being detonated in Washington without warning, whether smuggled in by terrorists or a foreign government, has been cited by many security analysts as a rising concern since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The order makes explicit that the focus of federal worst-case planning involves a covert nuclear attack against the nation's capital, in contrast with Cold War assumptions that a long-range strike would be preceded by a notice of minutes or hours as missiles were fueled and launched.

"As a result of the asymmetric threat environment, adequate warning of potential emergencies that could pose a significant risk to the homeland might not be available, and therefore all continuity planning shall be based on the assumption that no such warning will be received," states the 72-paragraph order. It is designated National Security Presidential Directive 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20.

The statement added, "Emphasis will be placed upon geographic dispersion of leadership, staff, and infrastructure in order to increase survivability and maintain uninterrupted Government Functions."

After the 2001 attacks, Bush assigned about 100 senior civilian managers to rotate secretly to locations outside of Washington for weeks or months at a time to ensure the nation's survival, a shadow government that evolved based on long-standing "continuity of operations plans."

Since then, other agencies including the Pentagon, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA have taken steps to relocate facilities or key functions outside of Washington for their own reasons, citing factors such as economics or the importance of avoiding Beltway "group-think."

Norman J. Ornstein, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an adviser to an independent Continuity of Government Commission, said the order "is a more explicit embrace of what has been since 9/11 an implicit but fairly clear set of assumptions."

He added, "My frustration is that those assumptions have not gripped the Congress in the same way."

Other former Bush administration officials said the directive formalizes a shift of authority away from the Department of Homeland Security to the White House.

Under an executive order dating to the Reagan administration, responsibility for coordinating, implementing and exercising such plans was originally charged to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and later DHS, the Congressional Research Service noted in a 2005 report on a pending DHS reorganization.

The new directive gives the job of coordinating policy to the president's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism -- Frances Fragos Townsend, who will assume the title of national continuity coordinator -- in consultation with Bush's national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, with the support of the White House's Homeland Security Council staff. Townsend is to produce an implementation plan within 90 days. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will continue to coordinate operations and activities, the directive said.

This Is "Front Page" 9/11 Blogger News

Why? They are using the September 11, 2001 "attacks" to justify this (so-called) "national security directive". Keep in mind Bush implemented this plan the very same day that he was confronted by the leaders of the GOP, who bluntly informed him that the American people "no longer trust him". This is the GOP's way of saying, impeachment is NOW on the table.

If you were a corrupt to the core President who doesn't give a damn about life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness, what would you be capable of when you are told that you basically have nothing left to lose?

Couple that with the fact that Loose Change: Final Cut is about to be distributed by a billionaire who can make things happen and who (thus far) has not sold out to the power elite. It would be easy for people to sell this movie short since it is basically being ignored in the mainstream media. But shrewd truthers know that it is exacly BECAUSE it is being ignored, that we know how terrified they are by 'CHANGE' being 'LOOSED'.

Watch your back Truthers. Some serious sh*t is about to go down.

"Cogito ergo sum"

I agree.

This is some serious, serious shit. Great catch, simuvac.


When Prison Planet picked up my blog about the CFR, I felt like I had arrived. I'm still waiting for them to post this story. ;-)

But seriously, I know some people will ridicule us for perhaps reading too much into legal maneuvering like this (story above). At this point, I don't accept that criticism because what those people are really saying is, "When a dictatorship arrives in America, it will be sudden and obvious." I disagree.

The marvel of the corporate takeover is that it has taken decades to accomplish, and that it has done so by stealth and gradualism, not sudden and explicit seizure like a Third World coup d'etat. Sure, 9/11 was sudden and explicit, but 9/11 was just one part of an ongoing takeover. The rise of totalitarianism in America did not begin with 9/11; it was simply accelerated by 9/11.

It's still possible that parts of the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act will be repealed in the future, and that perhaps the above legislation is nothing more than a just-in-case scenario. Perhaps we will step away from the edge. But I am afraid that another 9/11-type event will convince enough Americans to accept total fascism. I am also convinced that the authoritarian psychopaths willing to go this far will have no problem going a little farther.

Cuban not involved

"Loose Change: Final Cut is about to be distributed by a billionaire who can make things happen"

Griffin wrote to me that "Cuban is no longer involved".



Anymore info you can share? Griffin as in DRG? What happened with Cuban?
"Cogito ergo sum"


they either couldn't come to terms and/or Mr. Cuban got cold feet.

I posted a comment about this last Sunday, I believe.

I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

"Terms" or "cold feet?"

I don't see the Louder than Words guys walking because of terms, but I suppose its possible. But why would they even announce the distribution partnership prior to terms being confirmed. No that doesn't make sense.

Seems as though its likely cold feet, which if true, is a huge 9/11 truth story. So which is it? Who has the power to make a "maverick" billionaire go from HOT to COLD in a matter of weeks? Did someone get to Cuban?

I'm really curious to know what went down. If anyone has any info, please blog it.

"Cogito ergo sum"

Cuban was threatened

I asked David about this. According to him, Cuban received threats of some kind. They found a replacement to finance the film.

Can somebody close to Louder Than Words

get a statement from them about Cuban's participation (or lack thereof)?

This seems like a story too important to bury in this thread.

No more info

That's all he wrote about that. But I can ask him for more information.

If I were a member of Congress

I'd be pretty concerned for my personal safety right now. Possibly a new false flag against the capitol to wipe out congress and impose martial law? Maybe that was the plan for flight 93 back in 2001, but since it took off 40 minutes late the whole plan got screwed up, and they had no choice but to shoot it down? And then there is "angel is next"...

so many questions, so little time

Physics/Science/Mathematics do not lie, only people do.
9/11 was an INSIDE JOB

I get a sense

I get a sense of the gun being cocked and aimed at our Democratic congress. Just like the Anthrax attacks on Dashel and Leahy. I think this is a clear warning. "Give me what I want or else"

We need to get that criminal regeme out of power asap!!

"Possibly a new false flag

"Possibly a new false flag against the capitol to wipe out congress and impose martial law?"

That would be the clever way of getting rid of a democracy without screaming "I want a police state". Could backfire though--if even a handful of states decide this is ALSO a very good reason to believe a)the Feds can't protect them, b) there is not reason to put themselves at risk for policies their people don't support, then c) why not secede? Nothing to loose at that point.

There goes the Pacific Northwest, California, Vermont, and Mass.... at the very least. Hey, we "splitters" could switch to euros, among other things...

Impeachment. Accountability. A better world.

Chain of Command for shoot Down Orders

Didn't the chain of command to order shoot downs on rouge passenger aircraft change prior to 911? and wasn't that power given to the Vice President? I am only asking because I remember hearing this, but don't have references handy.

If this is true, then this new transfer of power should raise some red flags! Hey, maybe we should develop a truthers color alert system for potential false flag attacks, this one would be Orange 4 sure!


June of 2001 iirc.

Physics/Science/Mathematics do not lie, only people do.
9/11 was an INSIDE JOB

not Cheney..

the power was given to Rumsfeld.

CJCSI 3610 01A

Robin Hordon...

Put a lot of emphasis on that document during Michael Wolsey's interview of him. So, I sent him an email asking him to point out exactly what within that document effected what happened on 9/11. He didn't answer.

Edit: He did respond, but he didn't answer.

It's Not The Crime That Kills You, But The Cover-Up

Peter Dale Scott...

Also put a lot of emphasis on this document. He also said that the changes were reversed in December 2001. I have known about this document for a long time, but never really understood it. I posted the following on my site a long time ago. I don't know where it originated from...

As a Director for Operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Fry issued an 'Instruction', CJCSI 3610.01A, which superseded earlier Department of Defence procedures for dealing with hijacked aircraft. The document, dated June 1, 2001, effectively stripped commanders in the field of all authority to act expeditiously, by stipulating approval for any requests involving "potentially lethal support" must be personally authorized by the Secretary of Defense, then as now Donald Rumsfeld. The order further requires the Secretary of Defense to be personally responsible for issuing intercept orders.

Fry issued CJCSI 3610.01A for the purpose of providing "guidance to the Deputy Director for Operations (DDO), National Military Command Center (NMCC), and operational commanders in the event of an aircraft piracy (hijacking) or request for destruction of derelict airborne objects." The CJCSI further states, "In the event of a hijacking, the NMCC will be notified by the most expeditious means by the FAA. The NMCC will, with the exception of immediate responses as authorized by referenced, forward requests for DOD assistance to the Secretary of Defense for approval."

However, if you search the document, you don't see the phrase, "potentially lethal support", and the word "intercept" is only referenced once, and it doesn't say anything about the Sec. of Defense.

I would love someone smarter than me to analyze that complete document.

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Nah... it doesn't sound AT ALL like they're expecting something... ugh

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preliminary notice for...



I was thinking about the "Mission Accomplished" banner today... They weren't lying... not at all... they accomplished THEIR mission...

It's Not The Crime That Kills You, But The Cover-Up

When you think about...

Everything Bush has done with regards to the Military Commission's Act, the bill that took control of the Guard away from the Governor's, this continuity story...

And then you go read something like this...

I hate to scare myself.

It's Not The Crime That Kills You, But The Cover-Up

double plus yawn

get a grip, chickens little! stop buying into this ridiculous theatre. that's all it is.


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There is a difference between "Continuity of Government", which is a good thing, and the "Shadow Government", which is a bad thing. (and I think it is überParanoid to think they are the same thing)

As to why they switched it from somewhere to somewhere else, there could be any number of reasons why they did that. Doesn't sound all that mysterious to me at this point.

Senior 9/11 Bureau Chief, Analyst, Correspondent


9/11 — GET rEVENge! (in a peaceful manner, of course)


Actually, it would be counter-intuitive to think that "continuity of government" and "shadow government" AREN'T one and the same. Have you seen the video clip where a senator brought up the topic to Oliver North and the chairman of the committee told him to shut up about it? It would be extremely STUPID, let alone naive to believe that these aren't interrelated.
Continuity of government is the euphemism for a Martial Law dictatorial police state no longer working in the "shadows". Let's try connecting a few dots. Shit, in this case, the dots are already connected for you!

NO! COG has been around for MANY, MANY years

Since "the beginning", really.

Maybe you don't care, or don't "get it", but, should something "really bad" happen, like a nuclear war, or whatever, I want the government to continue on as best as they can. And that's the good part of the COG concept.

They have had the COG plan, in some way, shape, or form, called by different names, even if only as a non-formal idea and concept, since the early days of the so-called "Cold War", and probably even before that.

In fact, part of the COG is, at its basic and most long-lived conceptualization, the Order of Presidential Succession.

If people would at least make a minimal attempt at not being too paranoid, and engage their critical thinking skills, it should be self-evident what the very obvious difference is between COG and the "Shadow Government".

And referring to and calling the "Shadow Government" the "COG" is doing a disservice to yourself and weakening your arguments about the problems with the former. (that's the type of stuff the skepters jump on an scream "kook" and "nut" and such, and they are more right than wrong on these specific issues, imo)

Although, I can eek out a small nod in your direction that there MAY be those who have, or are trying to, link the two, maybe even try to hide the bad one inside the good one, if you will. I can see "them" trying to do something like that. However, if that is the case, that is how it should be represented, NOT as "they are one and the same", which, again, is just, simply, completely wrong by any common sense definition you want to use.

Senior 9/11 Bureau Chief, Analyst, Correspondent


9/11 — GET rEVENge! (in a peaceful manner, of course)

way to talk them down doughnut!

some truthers really have to let go of the siege mentality. leave that to the perps, who are the ones actually under siege right now. just got my torch and pitchfork today--I'm ready for some stormin' of the palaces!!


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Shadow Government

is the term used by the Washington Post.

Maybe that's just psyops, meant to provoke. I don't know.

It goes back to Rex-84,

It goes back to Rex-84, which was exposed by the Miami Herald in the wake of the Iran-Contra scandal. It is indeed the blueprint for a martial takeover, under the auspices of FEMA (which was not formed to deal with natural disasters, etc., as the current MSM would have us believe, but rather a national security state military endeavor). Wasn't it quietly announced shortly after 9/11 that CoG had been implemented? Has it ever been reversed?

I believe "Continuity of Government" was originally called "Change of Government," by the way. Just a small Orwellian flick of the pen...

Peter Dale Scott...

Gave a presentation about the "Continuity Of Government" and how it related to 9/11 in Arizona. I didn't get to see it.

It's Not The Crime That Kills You, But The Cover-Up

I didn't get to see that

I didn't get to see that panel, either. I bet it was fascinating. Was any audio ever released?

I dunno...

However, I did buy the DVD collection from Arizona, and should be receiving it shortly.

It's Not The Crime That Kills You, But The Cover-Up


I got the DVD collection. Going to watch PDS tonight.

It's Not The Crime That Kills You, But The Cover-Up


Is something everyone should see. Really, it's that good.

It's Not The Crime That Kills You, But The Cover-Up

No Apologists for Criminals PLEASE.....

It seems doughnut and Real Truther are schilling for an obvious consolidation of government powers. For these bloggers who seem to be skeptical in other areas, it is lame to see you apologizing for another looming step toward fascism. If we are 'Real Truthers'.....why would we assume such good intentions from those leaders who have shown us that they are CRIMINALS and MURDERER'S. Like someone else said...Read Rex-84, Read the de-classified evidence, look on google maps and see the FEMA camps....Then come and talk to us. Remember the John Warner Defense Authorization.......Hello.....

"In the end the elites want stability and economic productivity that makes them wealthy."

Are You KIDDING ME??? Have you heard of Joseph Stiglitz. How about Francis Boyle? Or read Leo Strauss's On Tyranny. For the Straussian Neo-Con's at least, the goal is total economic de-stabilization and a revolution so devastating that it takes all of man-kind to a cave man era level of technology (what Strauss calls the primitive horde)....


As I explained above

I think the way the globalist takeover has operated has been through a process of gradual coup d'etat, which is unusual. Most takeovers are sudden and violent affairs. I think one could reasonably respond to the announcement above in the way you have, RT, but that's why this particular globalist coup has been successful: they advance gradually, and every step seems like nothing to be terribly upset about.

But before you know it, all the necessary pieces are in place for a totalitarian government. So, yes, the story above is not terribly alarming by itself; but in the context of the Military Commissions Act, the Patriot Act, the militarization of everyday life, and so on, it becomes more alarming.

At least, that's my limited sense of things.

i think it's good to be aware

of these things because of course you never know, and of course some of these folks are capable of anything. My problem is that the timing of this story makes it necessary to put the brakes on too much doomsaying. Bush et al are in trouble. The dems and even reps in congress can breathe a little now because they know they have HIM on the ropes, but they also know that WE are closing in on THEM. Question is, as we apply the pressure, what is going to be the response? Are we really going to see someone go for broke and do something that might seem crazy but that we can’t discount the possibility of? I just don’t get that sense. In the end the elites want stability and economic productivity that makes them wealthy. In the end they know that they are not at risk of having their castles stormed, because, well, we’re not that kind of mob. Some might say it is pointless to make demands or even threats, but I disagree. I think we should very carefully be sending the message that we are ready for anything they might try, so that they better be careful not to overplay their hand. We aren’t a disaffected minority—we are just the first few people to wake up to something that many more are going to very soon. This story could mean anything, but I don’t think it changes anything about how we should best approach our job which is and has always been to peacefully, responsibly, and effectively continue to raise awareness. To do that we have to keep cool heads and not come across as “the end is nigh” types. Just well informed, pleasant fellow citizens doing the best in a difficult situation.


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I think a whole lot of members of the House and Senate

are rethinking the concept of the "unitary executive" about now, on both sides of the phony aisle.

Hmm, the Pacific States Union is starting to sound pretty good to me right now.

I'm looking forward to my road trip to the Pacific Northwest this coming week.


The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.