President Bush Prepares For Possible Washington Nuke
Mon May 14, 2007 09:42

President Bush Prepares For Possible Washington Nuke

Category: News & Opinion (General) Topic: News & Current Events
Published: May 14, 2007 Author:

President Bush Prepares For Possible Washington Nuke


Recently Whitley Strieber speculated that another terror attack might be on the way—a nuclear attack, this time. On May 10, President Bush issued a national security directive ordering all agencies to prepare for a surprise attack on the Federal government.

In 1998, Whitley Strieber published the Secret School, in which he stated that a surprise nuclear attack on Washington was a danger, and since 911, many security experts have repeated this warning. Now, nearly seven years after 911, President Bush is finally instructing the federal government to develop a contingency plan for governmental survival after a surprise nuclear strike on our nation's capital. Since 911, key officials have been routinely rotated out of Washington, as a sort of ad hoc contingency against such an extraordinary attack.

The order is designated National Security Presidential Directive 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20. It says that, "Emphasis will be placed upon geographic dispersion of leadership, staff, and infrastructure in order to increase survivability and maintain uninterrupted government functions."

However, the order fails to address the profound social, economic and cultural upheavals that would follow a successful nuclear strike on the US capitol. It is essential that the concept outlined in the Secret School also be implemented, that a means be devised whereby an emergency convocation of governors would lead to immediate reconstruction of federal authority and the re-establishment of military command and control. In addition, it is essential that policy be stated clearly beforehand, that such an event will result in automatic retaliation against states now constructing nuclear weapons outside of the context of existing treaties, and that orders for such an attack be instituted in the same way that retaliatory orders were put in place during the Cold War, to be executed in the event of a nuclear assault on the United States.

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(back to basics)
05/13/07 09:38 PM
Re: President Bush Prepares For Possible Washington Nuke [ To: Mind_Virus | Post 295489619, reply to 295489615 ] (Score: 1) 

John Loftus involved?


Re: President Bush Prepares For Possible Washington Nuke [ To: Mind_Virus | Post 295489706, reply to 295489615 ] (Score: 2)

(agent provocateur)
05/13/07 11:38 PM

Actualy this is not new. There was such a plan in 1950.

The Feds Plan To Save Themselves During a Nuclear War
by Adam Young

During the 1950s how did the United States government plan to survive
a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union? By sacrificing the people and
imposing war socialism, of course.

In an issue of Time Magazine from August 10, 1992, Ted Gup reported on
the then newly disclosed plans that the federal government had
developed for salvaging the state in the event of a nuclear attack on
the United States by the Soviet Union. Mr. Gup served 8 years as a
investigative reporter for the Washington Post before joining Time
Magazine in 1987, chronicling such stories as the trade in poached
ivory, the spotted owl, and the plight of the West Virginia coalminer.

Perhaps reflecting the statist strain of thinking in the 1950s - or
perhaps just that of Time Magazine - the story was introduced with
this byline: "How times change. Though the Soviet Union is gone,
Washington was once convinced that World War III could break out
without warning... and in case of nuclear attack the U.S. government
hoped to save the President and keep the country running by relying on
... THE DOOMSDAY BLUEPRINTS." Unfortunately, if Doomsday had arrived,
the idea of a President running the country would have followed the
mass devastation and murder of a nuclear war with mass starvation and
social extinction from central planning.

Mr. Gup reports that these doomsday plans have not been rendered
obsolete even with the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the
Soviet Union; he writes: "Nor is it a matter only of remote historical
interest. Many of these doomsday regulations would still be put into
effect after a nuclear attack, and while preparations for rescuing
Americas leaders and cultural treasures remain in place, efforts to
shield the civilian population were virtually abandoned decades ago."

The doomsday planners of the 50s envisioned a post-apocalyptic urban
America largely in ruins and darkened under the breakdown of
private-sector and governmental services and the imposition of martial
law, food rationing, price controls, censorship and the curtailment of
individual liberties. They also envisioned outright federal
dictatorship, too. In a 1955 top-secret memo to advisors, then
President Eisenhower wrote: "We would have to run this country as one
big camp - severely regimented." What happens to a country and its
people by being run as one big camp should have been uppermost in
President Eisenhowers mind from his then relatively recent experience
in Germany and Poland after the war. Later on, he asked "Who is going
to bury the dead? Where would one find the tools? The organization to
do it? We must not assume that we are going to handle these problems
with calmness... We will be running soup kitchens - we are going to be
taking care of a completely bewildered population. Government which
goes on with some kind of continuity will be like a one-eyed man in
the land of the blind." Yet this is the same government that was
planning on taking over every major activity of society after the
nuclear holocaust.

The estimated dead would run into the tens of millions, with the major
cities of the United States in ruins or in ashes. But in addition to
the millions of civilian casualties, would be another, more prominent
casualty. The pretence of constitutional government. The Doomsday
Blueprints were developed in the early and mid-50s during the
Eisenhower administration and the doomsday central planners were
charged with developing a vast and secret comprehensive plan with one
single-minded mission - to save the federal government which would
then preserve and restore law and order and prime the pump of the
devastated economy. To achieve these ends, the doomsday planners
labored to create a vast and secret doomsday bureaucracy shadowing
their vast and secret master plan. Mr. Gup described their plans
effects with these words: "Confronted with the potential horrors of
atomic warfare, they drafted detailed contingency plans and
regulations that, while trying to save constitutional government,
would have radically tranformed the U.S.s political and social
institutions." Indeed, no where in Mr. Gups piece - and maybe in the
Doomsday Blueprints themselves - is the State and local governments
mentioned at all. Presumably they would be steamrolled over in
Washingtons - or rather the White Houses - drive to impose war
socialism on the ashes of American society.

The Doomsday Blueprints elaborated a comprehensive national survival
plan developed by the President, the National Security Agency and
various crisis agencies, most recently the Federal Emergency
Management Agency and that encompassed every federal agency and
department. The Blueprints were elaborated in a series of regulations
- running into several hundred pages-called the Code of Emergency
Federal Regulations. Action plans based on them were held by all
agencies and duplicates were kept at each relocation site. The plans
relied on redundancy. If one location was vaporized, others would take
up the slack. Officials were divided into three squads - Alpha, Bravo
and Charlie - and one team would remain at headquarters while the
other two redeployed at other sites.

In pursuit of its plans, the United States government issued nearly 55
million wallet-sized instruction cards on what to do during an attack.
Senior government officials were given a special emergency phone
number to call in the event on an attack which bypassed the commercial
phone networks and connected directly to crisis operators. Users had a
secret codeword - "FLASH" - that indicated to the operators that the
call was "essential to national survival." Kept with the President at
all times were the Presidential Emergency Action Documents and "Plan
D" - a summary of the new dictators options for responding to the
surprise attack - without a Congressional declaration of war, of

The doomsday planners secret bureaucracy planned and built a network
of relocation sites for the federal government in a ring around the
capitol that became known as the Federal Arc. Amongst these there were
Raven Rock, code-named "Site R" - or the "Underground Pentagon" as it
was more commonly called - a 81,000 sq.ft complex located near
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Mount Weather, a 61,000 sq.ft mountain
bunker near Berryville, Virginia, where the President and the Cabinet
would be relocated, and which was code-named "High Point." The
director of Mount Weather was given a simple commission directly from
President Eisenhower: "I expect your people to save our government."
Buried underneath the 5-star Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur
Springs, West Virginia, was built the relocation center for the entire
United States Congress. Built with its own replicas of the House and
Senate chambers - and a vast hall for joint sessions of Congress -
this site was code-named "Casper." Only a half dozen members of
Congress at any one time knew it even existed. Of course, even the
Federal Reserve Board had its own relocation site. A 43,000 sq. ft
radiation-proof facility dug out of Culpeper, Virginia which was
stocked with a 30-day supply of freeze-dried food to be served up on
fine bone china. The facility was also equipped with a cold storage
tunnel for bodies until they could be buried. (This facility was not
mothballed until July 1992.)

Mount Weather was the primary relocation site for both the cabinet and
other bureaucrats and became the de facto relocation site for the
President himself. As such, the administration of Mount Weather
tracked the men who were in direct line of Presidential succession. In
the event of an attack the Cabinet Secretaries, the Supreme Court
Justices and the President himself would be airlifted to this bunker.
Once past "Bluegrass Tower" (the helipad control towers code-name) and
inside, the passengers were required to present special ID cards
before they were cleared passed the 6-ft thick steel blast door. The
facility was equipped with a series of radioactive sensors. If the
government officals arrived after the attack each would be checked for
radiation. Anyone radioactive would trigger alarms - a bell and a
flashing light - either yellow or red, depending on the level of
radioactivity detected. Decontamination showers and medicated soap
awaited those exposed. Incinerators awaited their clothes and their
bodies if they died. All occupants were issued military coveralls. The
facility was equipped with a subterranean hospital, which would
shuttle patients around in electric "ambulance" golf carts.

Following the Presidents lead to run the country as one large camp,
the Mount Weather site would be ruthless. Except for the President and
his successor, no individual was deemed to be indispensible. Patients
with injuries which were considered to time or resource consuming to
treat were to be flagged with a blue toe tag and left to die
naturally. And thenafter, cremated. An armory was installed on site
stocked with automatic rifles. The security forces in the bunker were
instructed to shoot-to-kill to prevent unauthorized people from
entering - even the family members of officials and local employees
already in the bunker. Suspected saboteurs and any troublemakers were
to be thrown outside - no matter what the radiation count was.

The bunker could house several thousand people, but only the
President, the Cabinet Secretaries and the Supreme Court Justices had
private quarters. Interesting how the Vice-President - the actual
constitutional successor - is not mentioned (and it is also
interesting to note how the executive and judicial branches were to be
housed together, perhaps demonstrating how the Supreme Courts function
has long since been as the legal sanctioner for Presidential
aggrandizement). In case the ordeal of the attack resulted in mental
breakdown, Mount Weather was equpped with a padded isolation cell -
that soon was dubbed the "rubber room" - and sedatives and

Mount Weather was also equipped with an underground weather monitoring
network that issued daily reports over the decades reporting wind
direction and speed, trying to anticipate radiation dispersal
patterns. And at the disposal of the President was a television studio
which was prepared to provide the President or his newly-minted
successor with the ability to annoy a national audience (or what would
be left of it and its TV sets) using the Emergency Broadcast System.

And every year the gevernment conducted elaborate test drills with
thousands of bureaucrats in mock nuclear strike exercises. As it
happened it was during one of these annual drills where Eisenhower and
the Cabinet were meeting in Mount Weather when he was presented with a
note that the Soviet Union had just shot down a U-2 Spy Plane.
(Eisenhower exclaimed: "Ill be a son of a bitch.") Several plans were
hatched on how best to evacuate the President and the First Family
from the White House. One proposal involved compensating for the total
destruction of Washington, D.C. - including the Potomac River. Edward
Beach, a Naval aide assigned to devise Eisenhowers escape route, early
on realized the results should Washington be hit by a Soviet hydrogen
bomb: "It would eliminate the Potomac River, but it would sure raise
hell and dig a deep hole where Washington had been. We would have a
deep lake there, so shelters in Washington would have been
counterproductive. Even if you survived the blast, youd probably
drown." Accordingly, Mr. Beachs agency purchased a refurbished PT boat
and docked it at the Washington Navy Yard on the Potomac River. When
the time came, President Eisenhower wouldve been whisked from the
White House in a special black Cadillac limosine retrofitted with a
tank engine to meet up with the waiting PT boat at a pre-arranged
meeting point on the River. Once safely beyond the blast zone, Ike
wouldve been met by Secret Service agents and transported to one of
three underground command posts. The PT boat, as well as the secret
command post buried underneath Camp David, were secretly maintained by
elite commandos under the innocuous sounding name the Naval
Administrative Unit. (During one doomsday drill, a Presidential convoy
to Mount Weather was halted on the narrow road by the sudden
appearance of a farmers truck loaded with pigs, which was forced to
laboriously inch in reverse back up the road until it passed the
entrance to the bunker. Such are the best laid plans of central
planners overturned.)

One avoided boondoggle was the brief consideration of the idea for
retrofitting a Polaris submarine to function as a mobile undersea
presidential command post by removing the missile tubes. No doubt the
planners scuttled the idea once they realized that the su

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