The US shadow Gov't, FEMA
President Regan signed
Number 54 in April of
1984 that allowed FEMA
to activate a secret
exercise. This exercise
was given the code
name REX 84. The
purpose of the exercise
was to test FEMA's ability
to assume military
authority. REX 84 was so
highly guarded that
special metal security
doors were installed on
the fifth floor of the
FEMA building in
securing the area in
which the REX
Operational Center was
The exercise required
Suspension of the
Constitution of the
Turning control of the
government over to
Appointment of military
commanders to run state
and local governments
Declaration of Martial Law
In March (2001), the Washington Post broke the story that, for the first time
in history, Cold War contingency plans for a shadow government had been
activated, and that a second, secret executive branch was living and working
in hiding. Most disturbingly, this Shadow Government was activated without
even notifying the U.S. Congress. The significance of this cannot be
overstated. It is conceivable that had the Washington Post not broken the
story, neither Congress nor the American people would have any idea of its
existence to this day. It should be noted that only members of the executive
branch are represented in this shadow government—apparently there are no
appropriations for a continuity of the legislative or judicial branches. This is
particularly disturbing, because in the event of a catastrophic attack on
Washington, the system of checks and balances that prevents the U.S. from
becoming a dictatorship would no longer exist. Yet, this shadow government
was in existence for almost six months without the Bush administration
bothering to tell Congress or the American people. USA Today reported that
Vice President Cheney was heavily involved in shaping the plan. -Online Journal
Few Americans--indeed, few Congressional reps--are aware of the existence of
Mount Weather, a mysterious underground military base carved deep inside a
mountain near the sleepy rural town of Bluemont, Virginia, just 46 miles from
Washington DC. Mount Weather--also known as the Western Virginia Office of
Controlled Conflict Operations--is buried not just in hard granite, but in secrecy
In March, 1976, The Progressive Magazine published an astonishing article
entitled "The Mysterious Mountain." The author, Richard Pollock, based his
investigative report on Senate subcommittee hearings and upon "several off-
the-record interviews with officials formerly associated with Mount Weather."
His report, and a 1991 article in Time Magazine entitled "Doomsday Hideaway",
supply a few compelling hints about what is going on underground.
Ted Gup, writing for Time, describes the base as follows:
Mount Weather is a virtually self-contained facility. Aboveground, scattered
across manicured lawns, are about a dozen buildings bristling with antennas
and microwave relay systems. An on-site sewage-treatment plant, with a
90,000 gal.-a-day capacity, and two tanks holding 250,000 gal. of water could
last some 200 people more than a month; underground ponds hold additional
water supplies. Not far from the installation's entry gate are a control tower
and a helicopter pad. The mountain's real secrets are not visible at ground level.
The mountain's "real secrets" are protected by warning signs, 10 foot-high
chain link fences, razor wire, and armed guards. Curious motorists and hikers
on the Appalachian trail are relieved of their sketching pads and cameras and
sent on their way. Security is tight.
The government has owned the site since 1903; it has seen service as an
artillery range, a hobo farm during the Depression, and a National Weather
Bureau Facility. In 1936, the U.S. Bureau of Mines took control and started
Mount Weather is virtually an underground city, according to former
personnel interviewed by Pollock. Buried deep inside the earth, Mount Weather
was equipped with such amenities as:
private apartments and dormitories
streets and sidewalks
cafeterias and hospitals
a water purification system, power plant and general office buildings
a small lake fed by fresh water from underground springs
its own mass transit system
a TV communication system
Mount Weather is the self-sustaining underground command center for the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The facility is the operational
center--the hub--of approximately 100 other Federal Relocation Centers, most
of which are concentrated in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland
and North Carolina. Together this network of underground facilities constitutes
the backbone of America's "Continuity of Government" program. In the event
of nuclear war, declaration of martial law, or other national emergency, the
President, his cabinet and the rest of the Executive Branch would be
"relocated" to Mount Weather.
What Does Congress Know about Mount Weather?
According to the Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights hearings in
1975, Congress has almost no knowledge and no oversight --budgetary or
otherwise--on Mount Weather. Retired Air Force General Leslie W. Bray, in his
testimony to the subcommittee, said "I am not at liberty to describe precisely
what is the role and the mission and the capability that we have at Mount
Weather, or at any other precise location."
Apparently, this underground capital of the United States is a secret only to
Congress and the US taxpayers who paid for it. The Russians know about it, as
reported in Time:
"Few in the U.S. government will speak of it, though it is assumed that all along
the Soviets have known both its precise location and its mission (unlike the
Congress, since Bray wouldn't tell); defense experts take it as a given that the
site is on the Kremlin's targeting maps."
The Russians attempted to buy real estate right next door, as a "country
estate" for their embassy folks, but that deal was dead-ended by the State
Mount Weather's "Government-in-Waiting"
Pollock's report, based on his interviews with former officials at Mount Weather,
contains astounding information on the base's personnel. The underground
city contains a parallel government-in-waiting:
"High-level Governmental sources, speaking in the promise of strictest
anonymity, told me [Pollock] that each of the Federal departments
represented at Mount Weather is headed by a single person on whom is
conferred the rank of a Cabinet-level official. Protocol even demands that
subordinates address them as "Mr. Secretary." Each of the Mount Weather
"Cabinet members" is apparently appointed by the White House and serves an
indefinite term... many through several Administrations....The facility attempts
to duplicate the vital functions of the Executive branch of the Administration."
Nine Federal departments are replicated within Mount Weather (Agriculture;
Commerce; Health, Education & Welfare; Housing & Urban Development;
Interior; Labor; State; Transportation; and Treasury) as well as at least five
Federal agencies (Federal Communications Commission, Selective Service,
Federal Power Commission, Civil Service Commission, and the Veterans
Administration). The Federal Reserve and the U.S. Post Office, both private
corporations, also have offices in Mount Weather.
Pollock writes that the "cabinet members" are "apparently" appointed by the
White House and serve an indefinite term, but that information cannot be
confirmed, raising the further question of who holds the reins on this "back-up
government." Furthermore, appointed Mount Weather officials hold their
positions through several elected administrations, transcending the time their
appointers spend in office. Unlike other presidential nominees, these
apppointments are made without the public advice or consent of the Senate.
Is there an alternative President and Vice President as well? If so, who appoints
them? Pollock says only this:
"As might be expected, there is also an Office of the Presidency at Mount
Weather. The Federal Preparedness Agency (precursor to FEMA) apparently
appoints a special staff to the Presidential section, which regularly receives top
secret national security estimates and raw data from each of the Federal
departments and agencies. What Do They Do At Mount Weather?
Collect Data on American Citizens
The Senate Subcommittee in 1975 learned that the "facility held dossiers on at
least 100,000 Americans. [Senator] John Tunney later alleged that the Mount
Weather computers can obtain millions of pieces of additional information on
the personal lives of American citizens simply by tapping the data stored at any
of the other ninety-six Federal Relocation Centers."
The subcommittee concluded that Mount Weather's databases "operate with
few, if any, safeguards or guidelines."
Store Necessary Information
The Progressive article detailed that "General Bray gave Tunney's
subcommittee a list of the categories of files maintained at Mount Weather:
military installations, government facilities, communications, transportation,
energy and power, agriculture, manufacturing, wholesale and retail services,
manpower, financial, medical and educational institutions, sanitary facilities,
population, housing shelter, and stockpiles." This massive database fits cleanly
into Mount Weather's ultimate purpose as the command center in the event of
a national emergency.
Play War Games
This is the main daily activity of the approximately 240 people who work at
Mount Weather. The games are intended to train the Mount Weather
bureaucracy to managing a wide range of problems associated with both war
and domestic political crises.
Decisions are made in the "Situation Room," the base's nerve center, located
in the core of Mount Weather. The Situation Room is the archetypal war room,
with "charts, maps and whatever visuals may be needed" and "batteries of
communications equipment connecting Mount Weather with the White House
and "Raven Rock"--the underground Pentagon sixty miles north of
Washington--as well as with almost every US military unit stationed around the
globe," according to The Progressive article. "All internal communications are
conducted by closed-circuit color television ... senior officers and "Cabinet
members" have two consoles recessed in the walls of their office."
Descriptions of the war games read a bit like a Ian Fleming novel. Every year
there is a system-wide alert that "includes all military and civilian-run
underground installations." The real, aboveground President and his Cabinet
members are "relocated" to Mount Weather to observe the simulation. Post-
mortems are conducted and the margins for error are calculated after the
games. All the data is studied and documented.
Civil Crisis Management
Mount Weather personnel study more than war scenarios. Domestic "crises"
are also tracked and watched, and there have been times when Mount
Weather almost swung into action, as Pollock reported:
"Officials who were at Mount Weather during the 1960s say the complex was
actually prepared to assume certain governmental powers at the time of the
1961 Cuban missile crisis and the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963.
The installation used the tools of its "Civil Crisis Management" program on a
standby basis during the 1967 and 1968 urban riots and during a number of
national antiwar demonstrations, the sources said."
In its 1974 Annual Report, the Federal Preparedness Agency stated that
"Studies conducted at Mount Weather involve the control and management
of domestic political unrest where there are material shortages (such as food
riots) or in strike situations where the FPA determines that there are industrial
disruptions and other domestic resource crises."
The Mount Weather facility uses a vast array of resources to continually
monitor the American people. According to Daniel J. Cronin, former assistant
director for the FPA, Reconnaissance satellites, local and state police intelligence
reports, and Federal law enforcement agencies are just a few of the resources
available to the FPA [now FEMA] for information gathering. "We try to monitor
situations and get to them before they become emergencies," Cronin said. "No
expense is spared in the monitoring program."
Maintain and Update the "Survivors List"
Using all the data generated by the war games and domestic crisis scenarios,
the facility continually maintains and updates a list of names and addresses of
people deemed to be "vital" to the survival of the nation, or who can "assist
essential and non-interruptible services." In the 1976 article, the "survivors list"
contained 6,500 names, but even that was deemed to be low.
Who Pays for All This, and How Much?
At the same time tens of millions of dollars were being spent on maintaining and
upgrading the complex to protect several hundred designated officials in the
event of nuclear attack, the US government drastically reduced its emphasis
on war preparedness for US citizens. A 1989 FEMA brochure entitled "Are You
Prepared?" suggests that citizens construct makeshift fallout shelters using
used furniture, books, and other common household items.
Officially, Mount Weather (and its budget) does not exist. FEMA refuses to
answer inquiries about the facility; as FEMA spokesman Bob Blair told Time
magazine, "I'll be glad to tell you all about it, but I'd have to kill you afterward."
We don't know how much Mount Weather has cost over the years, but of
course, American taxpayers bear this burden as well. A Christian Science
Monitor article entitled "Study Reveals US Has Spent $4 Trillion on Nukes Since
'45" reports that "The government devoted at least $12 billion to civil defense
projects to protect the population from nuclear attack. But billions of dollars
more were secretly spent on vast underground complexes from which civilian
and military officials would run the government during a nuclear war."
What is Mount Weather's Ultimate Purpose?
We have seen that Mount Weather contains an unelected, parallel
"government-in-waiting" ready to take control of the United States upon word
from the President or his successor. The facility contains a massive database of
information on U.S. citizens which is operated with no safeguards or
accountability. Ostensibly, this expensive hub of America's network of sub-
terran bases was designed to preserve our form of government during a
But Mount Weather is not simply a Cold War holdover. Information on
command and control strategies during national emergencies have largely
been withheld from the American public. Executive Order 11051, signed by
President Kennedy on October 2, 1962, states that "national preparedness
must be achieved... as may be required to deal with increases in international
tension with limited war, or with general war including attack upon the United
However, Executive Order 11490, drafted by Gen. George A Lincoln (former
director for the Office of Emergency Preparedness, the FPA's predecessor) and
signed by President Nixon in October 1969, tells a different story. EO 11490,
which superceded Kennedy's EO 11051, begins, "Whereas our national
security is dependent upon our ability to assure continuity of government, at
every level, in any national emergency type situation that might conceivably
confront the nation..."
As researcher William Cooper points out, Nixon's order makes no reference to
"war," "imminent attack," or "general war." These quantifiers are replaced by
an extremely vague "national emergency type situation" that "might
conceivably" interfere with the workings of the national power structure.
Furthermore, there is no publicly known Executive Order outlining the
restoration of the Constitution after a national emergency has ended. Unless
the parallel government at Mount Weather does not decide out of the
goodness of its heart to return power to Constitutional authority, the United
States could experience an honest-to-God coup d'etat posing as a national
Like the enigmatic Area 51 in Nevada, the Federal government wants to keep
the Mount Weather facility buried in secrecy. Public awareness of this place and
its purpose would raise serious questions about who holds the reins of power in
this country. The Constitution states that those reins lie in the hands of the
people, but the very existence of Mount Weather indicates an entirely different
reality. As long as Mount Weather exists, these questions will remain.
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|The US shadow Gov't, FEMA
Officially, Mount Weather (and its budget) does not exist.
FEMA refuses to answer inquiries about the facility; as FEMA
spokesman Bob Blair told Time magazine, "I'll be glad to tell
you all about it, but I'd have to kill you afterward."
We have seen that Mount Weather contains an unelected,
parallel "government-in-waiting" ready to take control of the
United States upon word from the President or his successor.
Mount Weather's Russian Twin
By Patricia Neill
On April 16, 1996, the New York Times reported on a mysterious military base
being constructed in Russia:
In a secret project reminiscent of the chilliest days of the Cold War, Russia is
building a mammoth underground military complex in the Ural Mountains,
Western officials and Russian witnesses say.
Hidden inside Yamantau mountain in the Beloretsk area of the southern Urals,
the project involved the creation of a huge complex, served by a railroad,a
highway, and thousands of workers.
The New York Times article quotes Russian officials describing the underground
compound variously as a mining site, a repository for Russian treasures, a food
storage area, and a bunker for Russia's leaders in case of nuclear war.
It would seem that the Russian Parliament knows as little about Russian
underground bases as the Congress knows about Mount Weather in the
United States. "The (Russian) Defense Ministry declined to say whether
Parliament has been informed about the details of the project, like its purpose
and cost, saying only that it receives necessary military information,"
according to the New York Times.
"We can't say with confidence what the purpose is, and the Russians are not
very interested in having us go in there," a senior American official said in
Washington. "It is being built on a huge scale and involves a major investment
of resources. The investments are being made at a time when the Russians are
complaining they do not have the resources to do things pertaining to arms
Where's the Money Coming From?
The construction of the vast underground complex in Russia may very well
become a cause of concern to the Clinton Administration. The issue of ultimate
purpose for the complex, whether defensive (as with Mount Weather) or
offensive (such as an underground weapons factory) is not the only issue Mr.
Clinton has to worry about.
The real cause for concern is that the US is currently sending hundreds of
millions of dollars to Russia, supposedly to help that country dismantle old
nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, the Russian parliament has been complaining to
Yeltsin that it cannot pay $250 million in back wages owed to its workers at the
same time that it is spending money to comply with new strategic arms
Aviation Week and Space Technology reported that "It seems the nearly $30
billion a year spent on intelligence hasn't answered the question of what the
Russians are up to at Yamantau Mountain in the Urals. The huge underground
complex being built there has been the object of U.S. interest since 1992. "We
don't know exactly what it is," says Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's
international security mogul. The facility is not operational, and the Russians
have offered "nonspecific reassurances" that it poses no threat to the U.S."
U.S. law states that the Administration must certify to Congress that any
money sent to Russia is used to disarm its nuclear weapons. However, is that
the case? If the Russian parliament is complaining of a shortage of funds for
nuclear disarmament, then how can Russia afford to build the Yamantau
Are the Russians building an underground city akin to Mount Weather with
American taxpayer's money? Could American funds be subsidizing a Russian
weapons factory? Hopefully Congress will get a firm answer to these questions
before authorizing further funding to Russian military projects.
Originally from the New World Order Intelligence Update Web Page
From the SurvivalistSkills.Com site at
FEMA - The Most Powerful Organization in the United States
[The Federal Emergency Management Agency]
This is forwarded from The Freedom Page
Some people have referred to it as the "secret government" of the United
States. It is not an elected body, it does not involve itself in public disclosures,
and it even has a quasi-secret budget in the billions of dollars. This
government organization has more power than the President of the United
States or the Congress, it has the power to suspend laws, move entire
populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them
without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation systems, and
can suspend the Constitution. Not only is it the most powerful entity in the
United States, but it was not even created under Constitutional law by the
Congress. It was a product of a Presidential Executive Order. No, it is not the
U.S. military nor the Central Intelligence Agency, they are subject to
Congress. The organization is called FEMA, which stands for the Federal
Emergency Management Agency. Originally conceived in the Richard Nixon
Administration, it was refined by President Jimmy Carter and given teeth in
the Ronald Reagan and George Bush Administrations.
FEMA had one original concept when it was created, to assure the
survivability of the United States government in the event of a nuclear attack
on this nation. It was also provided with the task of being a federal
coordinating body during times of domestic disasters, such as
earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. Its awesome powers grow under the
tutelage of people like Lt. Col. Oliver North and General Richard Secord, the
architects on the Iran-Contra scandal and the looting of America's savings
and loan institutions. FEMA has even been given control of the State Defense
Forces, a rag-tag, often considered neo-Nazi, civilian army that will substitute
for the National Guard, if the Guard is called to duty overseas.
THE MOST POWERFUL ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES
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
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
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical
power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 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
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.
Shadow Government Is at Work in Secret
Spurred by Terror Threat, Bush Ordered 100 Officials to 'Bunker Duty'
to Ensure Federal Survival
By Barton Gellman and Susan Schmidt, Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, March 1, 2002; Page A1
President Bush has dispatched a shadow government of about 100 senior
civilian managers to live and work secretly outside Washington, activating
for the first time long-standing plans to ensure survival of federal rule
after catastrophic attack on the nation's capital.
Execution of the classified "Continuity of Operations Plan" resulted not
from the Cold War threat of intercontinental missiles, the scenario
rehearsed for decades, but from heightened fears that the al Qaeda terrorist
network might somehow obtain a portable nuclear weapon, according to
officials with first-hand knowledge. U.S. intelligence has no specific
knowledge of such a weapon, they said, but the risk is thought great enough
to justify the shadow government's disruption and expense.
Deployed "on the fly" in the first hours of turmoil on Sept. 11, one
participant said, the shadow government has evolved into an indefinite
precaution. For that reason, the high-ranking officials representing their
departments have begun rotating in and out of the assignment at one of two
fortified locations along the East Coast. Rotation is among several changes
made in late October or early November, sources said, to the standing
directive Bush inherited from a line of presidents reaching back to Dwight
Officials who are activated for what some of them call "bunker duty" live
and work underground 24 hours a day, away from their families. As it settles
in for the long haul, the shadow government has sent home most of the first
wave of deployed personnel, replacing them most commonly at 90-day
The civilian cadre present in the bunkers usually numbers 70 to 150, and
"fluctuates based on intelligence" about terrorist threats, according to a
senior official involved in managing the program. It draws from every
Cabinet department and some independent agencies. Its first mission, in the
event of a disabling blow to Washington, would be to prevent collapse of
essential government functions.
Assuming command of regional federal offices, officials said, the underground
government would try to contain disruptions of the nation's food and water
supplies, transportation links, energy and telecommunications networks,
public health and civil order. Later it would begin to reconstitute the
Known internally as the COG, for "continuity of government," the
administration-in-waiting is an unannounced complement to the
absence of Vice President Cheney from Washington for much of the past five
months. Cheney's survival ensures constitutional succession, one official
said, but "he can't run the country by himself." With a core group of
federal managers alongside him, Cheney – or President Bush, if available –
has the means to give effect to his orders.
While the damage of other terrorist weapons is potentially horrific,
officials said, only an atomic device could threaten the nation's fundamental
capacity to govern itself. Without an invulnerable backup command structure
outside Washington, one official said, a nuclear detonation in the capital
"would be 'game over.'‚"
"We take this issue extraordinarily seriously, and are committed to doing as
thorough a job as possible to ensure the ongoing operations of the federal
government," said Joseph W. Hagin, White House deputy chief of staff, who
declined to discuss details. "In the case of the use of a weapon of mass
destruction, the federal government would be able to do its job and continue
to provide key services and respond."
The Washington Post agreed to a White House request not to name any of
deployed or identify the two principal locations of the shadow government.
Only the executive branch is represented in the full-time shadow
The other branches of constitutional government, Congress and the
have separate continuity plans but do not maintain a 24-hour presence in
The military chain of command has long maintained redundant centers of
communication and control, hardened against thermonuclear blast and
around the clock. The headquarters of U.S. Space Command, for example, is
burrowed into Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs, Colo., and the U.S.
Strategic Command staffs a comparable facility under Offutt Air Force Base
Civilian departments have had parallel continuity-of-government plans since
the dawn of the nuclear age. But they never operated routinely, seldom
exercised, and were permitted to atrophy with the end of the Cold War.
11 marked the first time, according to Bush administration officials, that
the government activated such a plan.
Within hours of the synchronized attacks on the Pentagon and the World
Center, Military District of Washington helicopters lifted off with the
first wave of evacuated officials. Witnesses near one of the two evacuation
sites reported an influx of single- and twin-rotor transport helicopters,
escorted by F-16 fighters, and followed not long afterward by government
According to officials with first-hand knowledge, the Bush administration
conceived the move that morning as a temporary precaution, likely to last
only days. But further assessment of terrorist risks persuaded the White
House to remake the program as a permanent feature of "the new reality,
on what the threat looks like," a senior decisionmaker said.
Few Cabinet-rank principals or their immediate deputies left Washington on
Sept. 11, and none remained at the bunkers. Those who form the backup
government come generally from the top career ranks, from GS-14 and GS-
members of the Senior Executive Service. The White House is represented
"senior-level presence," one official said, but well below such Cabinet-ranked
advisers as Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr. and national security adviser
Many departments, including Justice and Treasury, have completed plans to
delegate statutory powers to officials who would not normally exercise them.
Others do not need to make such legal transfers, or are holding them in
Deployed civilians are not permitted to take their families, and under penalty
of prosecution they may not tell anyone where they are going or why.
on a 'business trip,' that's all," said one official involved in the effort.
The two sites of the shadow government make use of local geological
to render them highly secure. They are well stocked with food, water,
and other consumable supplies, and are capable of generating their own
But with their first significant operational use, the facilities are showing
their age. Top managers arrived at one of them to find computers "several
generations" behind those now in use, incapable of connecting to current
government databases. There were far too few phone lines. Not many work
had secure audio and video links to the rest of government. Officials said
who runs the program from the White House, has been obliged to order
The modern era of continuity planning began under President Ronald
On Sept. 16, 1985, Reagan signed National Security Decision Directive 188,
"Government Coordination for National Security Emergency Preparedness,"
assigned responsibility for continuity planning to an interagency panel from
Defense, Treasury, Justice and the Office of Management and Budget. He
additional directives, including Executive Order 12472, for more detailed
aspects of the planning.
In Executive Order 12656, signed Nov. 18, 1988, Reagan ordered every
department to define in detail the "defense and civilian needs" that would be
"essential to our national survival" in case of a nuclear attack on Washington.
Included among them were legal instruments for "succession to office and
emergency delegation of authority."
The military services put these directives in place long before their civilian
counterparts. The Air Force, for example, relies on Air Force Instruction
10-208, revised most recently in September 2000.
Civilian agencies gradually developed contingency plans in comparable detail.
The Agriculture Department, for example, has plans to ensure continued farm
production, food processing, storage and distribution; emergency provision
seed, feed, water, fertilizer and equipment to farmers; and use of Commodity
Credit Corp. inventories of food and fiber resources.
What was missing, until Sept. 11, was an invulnerable group of managers with
the expertise and resources to administer these programs in a national
Last Oct. 8, the day after bombing began in Afghanistan, Bush created the
Office of Homeland Security with Executive Order 13228. Among the
responsibilities he gave its first director, former Pennsylvania governor
Tom Ridge, was to "review plans and preparations for ensuring the continuity
of the Federal Government in the event of a terrorist attack that threatens
the safety and security of the United States Government or its leadership."
Shadow Government & Fronts
The Shadow Government will have it's HQ at the Lloyd's Building in London,
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around the World.
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Shadow Government, has been around for a long time
Shadow Government, has been around for a long time
Sat Mar 2 17:30:01 2002
It is becoming increasingly apparent to American citizens that government is
no longer being conducted in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, or,
within states, according to state constitutions. While people have recognized
for more than 150 years that the rich and powerful often corrupt individual
officials, or exert undue influence to get legislation passed that favors their
interests, most Americans still cling to the naive belief that such corruption is
exceptional, and that most of the institutions of society, the courts, the
press, and law enforcement agencies, still largely comply with the
Constitution and the law in important matters. They expect that these
corrupting forces are disunited and in competition with one another, so that
they tend to balance one another.
Mounting evidence makes it clear that the situation is far worse than most
people think, that during the last several decades the U.S. Constitution has
been effectively overthrown, and that it is now observed only as a façade to
deceive and placate the masses. What has replaced it is what many call the
Shadow Government. It still, for the most part, operates in secret, because
its control is not secure. The exposure of this regime and its operations must
now become a primary duty of citizens who still believe in the Rule of Law
and in the freedoms which this country is supposed to represent.<1>
Transition to Oligarchy
It is difficult to identify a single date or event that marks the overthrow, but
we can identify some critical steps.
The first was the Dick Act of 1903, which repealed the Militia Act of 1792 and
tried to relegate the Constitutional Militia to the National Guard, under control
of what is now the U.S. Defense Department.
The second was the Federal Reserve Act, which established a central bank
only nominally under the control of the government.
Further erosion of constitutional governance was motivated by several
challenges which the powerful felt required them to put aside their differences
and unite. The first was the Great Depression of 1933-1941. The second was
World War II and the threat from fascism, followed by the Cold War and the
threat from Soviet imperialism and from communism.
The third is the eco-crisis, which combines both the ecological and economic
crises. Many leaders have recognized for a long time that we are headed for
disaster, not a kind of cyclical downturn like the Great Depression, but an
irreversible decline brought about by a combination of resource depletion,
environmental degradation, and overpopulation, playing out in an anarchic
international system of disparate nation- states, national currencies, national
banks, and multinational corporations, exacerbated by traditional tribal
rivalries, class conflict, and different languages and religions.<3>
Confronted with the political fact that to deal with the problems faced in the
last half of the 20th century, it was difficult enough to pass legislation
thought to be needed, without having to also adopt the amendments to the
U.S. Constitution necessary to make such legislation constitutional, it became
too easy to just adopt more and more legislation without worrying about its
constitutionality, and depend on compliant officials and judges to go along
with it, which for the most part, they have done. This was facilitated by the
lack of sufficiently strong protests from the people, many of whom, ignorant
of constitutional rights and limitations on governmental powers, and focused
on the problems to be solved, supported much of the legislation.<4>
We can also identify several insidious developments which seemed necessary
and harmless at the time, but which led to the present situation. One was the
rise of military and civilian intelligence organs during World War II. The need
to prevent leaks of military secrets brought a censorship apparatus that
gained substantial control over the flow of information through the press, the
broadcast media, telephonic and telegraphic communications, and the mail.
However, instead of dismantling that apparatus when the war was over, we
immediately transitioned to the Cold War, and the information control
apparatus only went underground and became somewhat less obtrusive.
This led to the present situation in which the intelligence apparatus maintains
effective control over the major media, can tap anyone's phone without a
court order, reads people's mail, monitors their finances, and gathers
information on citizens and their activities that threatens their privacy and
1947 was a critical year. It was the year in which UFOs became a matter of
public concern, and in which it appears we recovered at least one crashed
vehicle and perhaps at least one of its occupants. It is also the year that the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was established, ostensibly to bring
together the disparate intelligence agencies that had often been operating at
cross-purposes. It was also the beginning of the use of "black budgets" for
government programs, the existence of which was kept secret from both
the public and most if not all members of Congress. This led later to the
establishment of more agencies, such as the National Security Agency,
whose entire budget was black, thus preventing effective oversight.
The situation had evolved to the extent that, at the end of President
Eisenhower's second term, he warned in a speech of the potential danger to
our freedoms from a "military-industrial complex". In fact, by that time, it
had become a "intelligence- military-industrial-financial-political-media-
criminal" complex, which reached into almost every institution in this
country, and into many around the world.
What had developed was beginning to look more and more like the system
of political control that prevailed in the Soviet Union, in which real decisions of
government were made not by the official organs of government, but by
the parallel structure of the Communist Party, backed by the KGB. In
competing with the Soviets, we had taken on their methods and attributes of
But this apparatus did not seem to function as an effective Shadow
Government, able to make and enforce decisions apart from the official
government, until it came together to assassinate President John F.
Kennedy. That was the watershed event. After that, too many people had
too much to hide to allow the situation to return to governance as usual.
Since then, the Shadow Government has grown and tried to strengthen its
grip on every sector of the society, motivated in part by honest concern
about the very real threats we have faced, and in part by venality and
greed, which brought increasing corruption and the effective incorporation
of organized crime into the mainstream of government.
It appears that 1963 is also the year in which the Establishment Media sector
of the Shadow Government was given effective control over computerized
voting in the United States, through its National Election Service, as part of a
deal in which they went along with the coverup of the Kennedy Assassination
through the Warren Commission. While campaign money continued to buy
influence over elected officials, if it was not sufficient, the Shadow
Government had other options. It put officials in compromising situations,
then used its evidence to blackmail them into compliance. Failing that, it
could easily select the winner of any election, and suppress the support
which third-party candidates might attain.
Shadow Government Activated for U.S.
Shadow Government Activated for U.S.
Sat Mar 2 16:59:42 2002
WASHINGTON (AP) — A ``shadow government'' consisting of 75 or more
senior officials has been living and working secretly outside Washington since
Sept. 11 in case the nation's capital is crippled by terrorist attack. ``This is
serious business,'' President Bush said of plans to ensure the continuity of
Such an operation was conceived as a Cold War precaution against nuclear
attack during the Eisenhower administration but never used until now. It
went into effect in the first hours after the terror attacks and has evolved
over time, said senior government officials who provided details of the plan.
Without confirming details of the government-in-waiting, Bush told reporters
in Iowa: ``We take the continuity of government issue seriously because
our nation was under attack. And I still take the threats we receive from al-
Qaida killers and terrorists very seriously.''
``I have an obligation as the president and my administration has an
obligation to the American people to put measures in place that should
somebody be successful in attacking Washington there is an ongoing
government,'' Bush said. ``That is one reason why the vice president was
going to undisclosed locations. This is serious business. And we take it
The shadow government plan was activated out of heightened fears that the
al-Qaida terrorist network might obtain a portable nuclear weapon, sources
said. U.S. intelligence has no specific knowledge the network has such a
weapon, but the risk was great enough to warrant the activation of a plan,
said a senior government official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Under the classified ``Continuity of Operations Plan,'' which was first
reported by The Washington Post in Friday editions, high-ranking officials
representing their departments have begun rotating in and out of the
assignment at one of two fortified locations along the East Coast.
The Post said the first rotations were made in late October or early
November, a fact confirmed by the senior government official.
A second government official who has visited one of the secure sites in a
mountainside outside Washington said it is equipped with generators,
telephones, television sets, private offices, command centers and computers.
It is a large office space deep beneath the ground, sectioned off by agencies.
In an unsettling reminder of the stakes involved, the official recalled seeing
food rations at the site.
Several White House officials have taken their turn in the rotation, spending
three or four days and nights at the site. Friends, family and colleagues stay
in contact through a toll-free number and personal extensions.
Officials who are activated for the duty live and work underground 24 hours
a day, away from their families. The shadow government has sent home
most of the first wave of deployed personnel, replacing them most
commonly at 90-day intervals, the Post reported.
A government official who spoke to The Associated Press said the groups
usually number 70 to 150 people, depending on the level of threat detected
by U.S. intelligence. He said President Bush does not foresee ever needing to
turn over government functions to the secret operation, but believed it was
prudent to implement the long-standing plan in light of the gathering war on
terrorism and persistent threats of future attacks.
The team, drawn from every Cabinet department and some independent
agencies, would seek to prevent the collapse of essential government
functions in the event of a disabling blow to Washington, the official said.
The underground government would try to contain disruptions of the
nation's food and water supplies, transportation links, energy and
telecommunications networks, public health and civil order, the Post
reported. Later, it would begin to reconstitute the government.
The government-in-waiting is an extension of a policy that has kept Vice
President Dick Cheney in secure, undisclosed locations away from
Washington. Cheney has moved in and out of public view as threat levels
have fluctuated, at times to the same location that the senior government
officials have been hidden, a government source said Friday.
As next in line to power behind Bush, he would need help running the
government in a worst-case scenario
The plan gelled in December when Bush issued a little-noticed executive
order that spelled out the line of succession at several key federal agencies in
case a Cabinet secretary is killed or incapacitated. In great detail, the
document lists — in order of power — the top half dozen or so officials who
would take over if an agency's hierarchy was dismantled.
The shadow government is drawn from that deep pool of officials who are
now formally part of the line of succession, sources said.
In addition, at least one Cabinet secretary is kept out of Washington at all
times to help maintain the continuity of government, one government
source said. For nearly two weeks at the end of December, for example,
Attorney General John Ashcroft was secretly spirited to his farm in Missouri
and kept under high security.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D. said Congress has its own
``Precautions have been taken and arrangements have been made to
move the work of Congress to another location,'' he said.
The Pentagon, too, rotates top military officials to secure locations. ``We
move people around,'' spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said.
Civilians deployed for the operation are not allowed to take their families and
may not tell anyone where they are going or why.
Secret of the US nuclear bunkers
A shadow government has been living underground since September 11 in
case Washington is wiped out
Matthew Engel in Washington
Saturday March 2, 2002
For the past six months, the US has had a shadow government in place
against the possibility of a nuclear attack by terrorists, the White House
About 100 senior civil servants were dispatched to two secret locations in the
eastern United States after September 11 to ensure continuity of
government in case Washington was wiped out. Rotating teams have
remained there ever since.
The publicly disclosed element was that Vice-President Dick Cheney was
reputedly in a "secure, undisclosed location", meeting President George Bush
only rarely. It turns out that the Cheney plan was only part of a "continuity
of operations plan" to keep the country running in any conceivable
The plan was first drawn up nearly half a century ago, during the Eisenhower
administration, when the US was guarding against the possibility of a nuclear
strike from the Soviet Union.
It was never activated until Mr Bush ordered it to be put into operation,
hours after the attacks on New York and Washington. The existence of the
shadow government was reported by the Washington Post yesterday after
the paper did a deal with the administration that it would not disclose the
location of the sites.
Some officials have spent up to three of the past six months hidden away,
and it represents a considerable security achievement that their absence has
not become public until now, though the Guardian reported the existence of
the outline plans on September 12. Those involved were told to tell their
families only that they were "on a business trip".
Much of their time has been spent reviewing the emergency system, grown
creaky through passage of time and lack of use, and bringing it up to date.
They have apparently been living and working underground, unable to go
outside except when being taken by helicopter to and from the sites.
The government is believed to have about 40 underground shelters at
various places in the US, many built into mountainsides within about 100
miles of Washington.
Some of the sites are known to have multiple chambers, up to 50ft wide and
100ft high that could be used for anything up to and including a base for an
emergency air force.
One is Mount Weather in Virginia, where congressional leaders - including the
House Speaker, Dennis Hastert, third in line to the presidency - were taken in
the confused hours following the attacks.
It is described as a "small city", built into granite, behind a 5ft thick door
guarding vast quantities of office space, room to store the nation's art
treasures, sleeping accommodation for several thousand people, a private
reservoir, and a crematorium.
Another is Raven Rock in Pennsylvania, close to the presidential retreat at
Camp David, which is thought to have been used by the Pentagon as its
own back-up location. It has not been revealed whether these are the two
sites involved in this operation.
"We take this issue extraordinarily seriously, and are committed to doing as
thorough a job as possible to ensure the ongoing operations of the federal
government," Joseph Hagin, the president's deputy chief of staff, told the
Post. "In the case of the use of a weapon of mass destruction, the federal
government would be able to do its job and con tinue to provide key
services and respond."
Every major government department is represented at the sites, with
instructions to maintain emergency services in the short term and then re-
form the government in the long term.
There has been some recent debate about the US's inadequate rules of
presidential succession. There are only 17 people in line to the presidency
(the vice-president, the House Speaker, the president pro tempore of the
Senate and the 14 members of the cabinet) then it peters out.
This contrasts with the infinite line of succession to the British monarchy.
Should all be killed or incapacitated - not inconceivable under the doomsday
scenario envisaged by those in the shelters - it is not publicly known who
might give the orders.
Congress Not Advised Of Shadow Government
Bush Calls Security 'Serious Business'
By Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, March 2, 2002; Page A01
Key congressional leaders said yesterday the White House did not tell them
that President Bush has moved a cadre of senior civilian managers to secret
underground sites outside Washington to ensure that the federal
government could survive a devastating terrorist attack on the nation's
Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) said he had not been
informed about the role, location or even the existence of the shadow
government that the administration began to deploy the morning of the
Sept. 11 hijackings. An aide to House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-
Mo.) said he similarly was unaware of the administration's move.
Among Congress's GOP leadership, aides to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert
(Ill.), second in line to succeed the president if he became incapacitated, and
to Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott (Miss.) said they were not sure whether
Aides to Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.) said he had not been told. As
Senate president pro tempore, he is in line to become president after the
Bush acknowledged yesterday that the administration had taken extensive
measures to guarantee "the continuity of government," after it was revealed
that about 100 top officials, spanning every executive branch department,
have been sent to live and work in two fortified locations on the East Coast.
This system, in which high-ranking administrators are rotating in and out of
the two sites, represents the first time a president has activated the
contingency plan, which was devised during the Cold War of the 1950s so
that federal rule could continue if Washington were struck by a catastrophic
It was unclear yesterday whether any federal documents -- prepared either
by the current White House or by Bush's predecessors dating to Dwight D.
Eisenhower -- specify whether congressional leaders should be told if the plan
is put into effect. At least one relatively general document, a 1988 executive
order entitled "Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities," said
the White House's National Security Council "shall arrange for Executive
branch liaison with, and assistance to, the Congress and the federal judiciary
on national security-emergency preparedness matters."
The executive order, signed by President Ronald Reagan, is a precursor to
documents outlining the contingency plans in greater detail, which have not
been made public. Regardless of whether Bush had an obligation to notify
legislative leaders, the congressional leaders' ignorance of the plan he set in
motion could raise the question of how this shadow administration would
establish its legitimacy with Congress in the event it needed to step in for a
crippled White House.
At least some members of Congress suggested yesterday that the
administration should have conferred about its plans, which were first
reported in The Washington Post yesterday.
"There are two other branches of government that are central to the
functioning of our democracy," said Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass.), a
member of the House Judiciary Committee. "I would hope the speaker and
the minority leader would at least pose the question, 'What about us?' "
Other lawmakers said they believe the federal government lacks adequate
plans to be certain that all three of its branches could function if terrorists
White House officials did not elaborate on why the president did not consult
with congressional leaders. "The president addressed this earlier today, and I
will have to refer you to his comments," spokesman Taylor Gross said.
Speaking yesterday on a trip to Des Moines, Bush did not describe the
deployment in detail. He said he had "an obligation as the president [to] put
measures in place that, should somebody be successful in attacking
Washington, D.C., [would guarantee] there's an ongoing government."
"This is serious business," the president said. "I still take the threats that we
receive from al Qaeda killers and terrorists very seriously." He made clear the
extent to which he believes that terrorism poses a lingering threat to the U.S.
government. "That's one reason why the vice president was going to
undisclosed locations," Bush told reporters.
"And I will tell you, there are people still in this world who want to harm
America," the president said, vowing that "we're doing everything in our
power to protect the American people."
At the Pentagon, which routinely rotates top military officials to secure
locations, spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said: "It is absolute common sense,
absolutely appropriate that the government should have all the parts and all
the pieces in place so in case of a crisis, in case of an emergency, the
government can and will continue to function."
The House and Senate each has a contingency plan. "Precautions have been
taken and arrangements have been made to move the work of Congress to
another location," Daschle said.
Bush made his remarks at the Printer Inc., a relatively small Des Moines
business that the White House chose as a backdrop to tout changes the
administration favors to the nation's pension laws. The printing plant assists
workers with 401(k) plans and encourages them to take an active role in
saving money for retirement.
For the second day in a row, Bush sought to draw attention to his plans for
what he has begun to call "retirement security," a combination of pension
changes and redesign of Social Security.
"You see, we're going to have to encourage more savings in America,
because people are going to live longer lives," Bush said.
Alluding to his more controversial view that workers should be allow to invest
some of their Social Security taxes in the stock market, Bush said: "We
ought to do everything we can in Washington, D.C., to encourage people to
own a piece of the future."
His visit to Iowa of slightly more than three hours followed a formula the
White House has used since New Year's, as the president has begun to travel
to states in which GOP candidates face tight races in the fall elections. These
visits combine a forum to promote one of the administration's legislative
priorities with a political fundraiser.
Bush attended a luncheon on behalf of Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa), a quiet
conservative first elected in the "Republican Revolution" of 1994. He has
easily won reelection since then, but his prospects are far less certain this
year because his district -- until now heavily Republican -- has been redrawn
to include more Democratic voters.
The luncheon raised $275,000 for Latham and $200,000 for the Iowa
This was Bush's fourth trip to Iowa since becoming president. The state is
significant to the GOP's struggle to retain its majority in the House and to win
back control of the Senate this fall -- and to Bush's reelection aspirations in
two years. Bush narrowly lost the state to Vice President Al Gore in 2000.
Goldstein reported from Des Moines.
Bush activates "shadow" government
Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 20:30 JST
WASHINGTON — After the Sept 11 attacks, President George Bush set in
motion a Cold War-era plan to keep the government running, sending civilian
officials to live and work in secret bunkers outside Washington, administration
officials said on Friday.
"This is serious business," Bush said of the necessity to ensure the continuity
of the U.S. government in case of a catastrophic attack on the nation's
"I have an obligation as the president, my administration has an obligation to
the American people, to put measures in place, that should somebody be
successful in attacking Washington, D.C., there's an ongoing government,"
he told reporters during a trip to Des Moines, Iowa.
Bush did not confirm details of a report in The Washington Post on Friday
outlining contingencies for the survival of federal rule in the event of a
crippling attack, but he said: "We take the continuity of government issue
seriously because our nation was under attack. And I still take the threats we
receive from al Qaeda killers and terrorists very seriously."
Administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Bush
activated a Cold War-era plan to ensure the government would continue to
operate immediately after hijackers slammed commercial aircraft into the
World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon near Washington.
Initially a temporary measure, the program has been extended indefinitely,
the officials said. It is one of several steps the Bush administration has taken
to ensure continuity in the event of a catastrophic attack.
Vice President Dick Cheney's activities and whereabouts have been strictly
shielded. He frequently works at a "secure, undisclosed location" and rarely
appears in the same place as Bush. In a worst-case scenario, Cheney is next
in line for the presidency and would need help to run the government.
Originally designed to withstand Cold War nuclear threats and dating back to
the 1953-to-1961 presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, the plan was
implemented out of concern that the al Qaeda network — blamed for the
Sept 11 attacks — might obtain a portable nuclear weapon.
The administration officials stressed that U.S. intelligence had no specific
knowledge of any such weapon. Activation of the government-in-waiting
plan was a prudent precautionary measure, they said.
"Of course we're taking steps to ensure the continuity of government," one
U.S. official said. "Anything less would be irresponsible. We are taking all
necessary steps to ensure the job of government can continue in any
Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said, "It is absolute common sense,
absolutely appropriate that the government should have all the parts and all
the pieces in place so in case of a crisis, in case of an emergency, the
government can and will continue to function."
Under the classified "Continuity of Operations Plan," the Post reported, Bush
has deployed a "shadow government" of about 100 senior civilian managers
to live and work in fortified locations outside Washington.
The newspaper said high-ranking government officials representing various
departments had begun rotating in and out of the assignment at one of two
fortified locations along the East Coast.
A senior official involved in managing the program and quoted by the Post
said the civilian force in the underground bunkers usually numbered 70 to
150, and "fluctuates based on intelligence" about terrorist threats.
In the event of a disabling blow to Washington, the underground
government's first mission would be to prevent the collapse of essential
functions, such as food and water supplies, transportation links, energy and
telecommunications networks, public health and civil order. Later, it would
begin to reconstitute the U.S. government.
Drawn from every Cabinet department and several independent agencies,
those activated for what some call "bunker duty" live and work underground
24 hours a day, away from their families, the newspaper said.
Citing national security concerns, the administration officials declined to
confirm the details of the Post report.
"I don't think it's appropriate to go into too many details of what we're doing
and how we're doing it because one of the things you want to do is ensure
the continuity of government," Clarke said. "So you don't want the bad
guys to know where you're putting your people, what your plans are."
The Post said it had agreed to a White House request not to identify any of
those deployed or identify the two principal locations of the shadow
During the Cold War era, a top-secret bunker was built under a wing of the
Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia for use by members of Congress and their
families in the event of a nuclear attack on Washington. It was declassified in
1992 and is now open for tours. (Compiled from wire reports)
Washington Post reporter Susan Schmidt discusses the Bush administration's
"shadow government" in an interview with KPRC, a Washington Post-
station in Houston.
THE SECRET SHADOW GOVERNMENT
A STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Mon Mar 4 18:06:01 2002
When martial law is declared there's no use for the congress, but alas,
they do have someplace to go...
Greenbrier bunker - washington post
Greenbrier bunker - PBS
Martial law and FEMA blah blah blah
or start with Anatomy of a Clampdown: An American Problem
Valued User - firstname.lastname@example.org
Where Uncle Sam Goes If Holocaust Comes To Town
Dave Eberhart, NewsMax.com
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001
President Bush’s Sept. 11 hopscotching in Air Force One from Florida to Air
Force bases in Louisiana and Nebraska before returning to Washington
seemed frenetic but was, in fact, part of a fixed plan to safeguard the chief
executive and succeed in a vital mission of the Continuity of Government
If the president had been sitting in the Oval Office at the time of the attacks
rather than visiting a school in Sarasota, he would still have been whisked
aboard Air Force One for an indefinite period of time – a fact apparently not
considered by critics of his itinerary that day.
According to rigid operating procedures of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), the first line of defense for the president is not
the fallout shelter beneath the East Wing of the White House, but a flying
command post even more sophisticated than Air Force One and judged
safer than any point on the ground.
A key presidential side trip of Sept. 11 was to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.,
home to the National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC), where one of four
converted 747-200s (code named "Kneecap”) sat ready for takeoff with a
full battle staff aboard. Known informally as "the doomsday planes,” the
official moniker of the flying NAOCs is "Night Watch.”
With in-flight refueling, each of these planes can remain airborne for as long
as three days before needing to return to the deck for a change of oil in the
If the terrorist attacks had continued, national command and control would
have left the skies and been grounded somewhere in a chain of secret and
not-so-secret shelters for the president, other government leaders and
The "Federal Relocation Arc” is a system of perhaps a hundred shelters for
the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government agencies that
sweeps through North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and
For instance, the Pentagon’s safe house is located at a site called Raven Rock
in Maryland. This sprawling 716-acre installation lies 650 feet below the
surface. The staffers (about 350) go to work via portals in the mountainside.
Amenities include shopping, a barbershop, medical clinic, dining, fitness
facilities and a chapel.
Even large defense contractors, such as McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, and
AT&T, are said to have their own subterranean facilities.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of terror as an ill-
defined enemy’s new weapon of choice, doomsday planners are reassessing
crisis scenarios. Old relocation centers are under review. Some will be closed,
with others converted to other uses.
As an example, the Federal Reserve Board had its relocation site in Culpeper,
Va., until it was mothballed in July 1992. The 43,000-square-foot radiation-
proof bunker was reported stocked with enough freeze-dried food to last 30
days. The new relocation site for the board appropriately remains a mystery.
As far as anyone will say, Mount Weather, code-named "High Point,” is still
the key facility in the sheltering arc. This is where the president, the Cabinet
and the Supreme Court justices may be relocated in the event of a national
emergency. High Point is a 61,000-square-foot mountain bunker near
Berryville, Va. It has been around since the 1950s and is certainly no longer
On Sept. 11, after departing from Louisiana’s Barksdale A.F.B, the Secret
Service urged that the president be flown immediately – not to Mount
Weather – but to Colorado Springs, where the North American Aerospace
Defense Command (NORAD) underground bunker is located.
If Mount Weather, indeed, is no longer the jewel in the Federal Relocation
Arc's crown, it would be tough to duplicate. One of the first of nearly 100
Federal Relocation Centers, it took years to complete and is more an
underground city than an emergency bunker.
According to the Napa Sentinel, an underground installation with a COG
function is under construction near the Oakville Grade in Napa County, Calif.
Mysterious helicopter flights go in and out of the area. The Sentinel says "the
secret government site is replacing other installations and combining them
into one underground center.” In any event, the real issue is how to get key
personnel out of Washington and to these places of safety. The Marine
helicopters of the presidential squadron at nearby Quantico, Va., cannot
ferry them all.
U.S. Patent No. 3,693,731 details an apparatus for tunneling by melting. In
part it describes "a machine and method for drilling bore holes and tunnels
by melting in which a housing is provided for supporting a heat source and a
heated end portion and in which the necessary melting heat is delivered to
the walls of the end portion at a rate sufficient to melt rock and during
operation of which the molten material may be disposed adjacent the boring
zone in cracks in the rock and as a vitreous wall lining of the tunnel so
In an allied development, MIT engineers Robert Salter and Frank P. Davidson
tout their "Planetran” concept for moving people rapidly through very long
Planetran, according to Salter, is an "ultra-speed, electro-magnetically
propelled and levitated transportation system.” Such a system, say the
engineers, could rocket passengers through bored tunnels across the United
States in less than an hour "in a quiet, economical, fuel-conservative, and
Congress already races around in electric carts through tunnels from one
Washington office building to another. A system such as Planetran may one
day shuttle government leaders in underground safety to locations in the
nearby Federal Relocation Arc.
History of the NWO
Myron Fagan, has passed on, but his years of research will awaken many
Please take time to listen, as it will open your eyes to the history of the NWO.
(or the Modern Tower of Babel)
Myron Fagan's Illuminati and Council on Foreign Relations
Myron Fagan recorded his exposé on the Illuminati and Council on Foreign
Relations in the late 1960's on three LP Records. We present his lecture
in six parts representing each side of those Records.
Part 1: http://www.apfn.org/audio/fagan-one.mp3
Part 2: http://www.apfn.org/audio/fagan-two.mp3
Part 3: http://www.apfn.org/audio/fagan-three.mp3
Part 4: http://www.apfn.org/audio/fagan-four.mp3
Part 5: http://www.apfn.org/audio/fagan-five.mp3
Part 6: http://www.apfn.org/audio/fagan-six.mp3
Several members of the Alaska Legislature found Myron Fagan's exposé on
Illuminati and Council on Foreign Relations to be of great importance and
had their staff members make a transcript. As you read, you will discover
the names, places and events that has brought us to the edge of President
George Bush's New World Order.
also The Illuminati and the CFR http://www.apfn.org/apfn/illuminati.htm
Deep Underground Military Bases and the Black Budget
Portable Nuke Was Headed to NYC, Said Informant
Time magazine reports that soon after 9-11, the U.S. government received
intelligence reports that a 10-kiloton nuclear Russian bomb had been
smuggled into New York and was being prepared for detonation. The
weapon would have killed at least 100,000. The U.S. government continues
to see the nuclear threat as very real: a "shadow government" is operating
24/7 in underground bunkers. The Cold War-style "Continuity of Operations
Plan" has been revived by President Bush because of fears of a catastrophic
nuclear attack on the nation's capitol. NewsMax.com's Col. Stanislav Lunev
was the first to warn that Nuclear Devices Are Already Deployed Inside the
United States! Click Here to Learn More. BREAKING: Nuclear Detection
Devices Said in Place Around Capital and Where Does Uncle Sam Go if a
Holocaust Comes to Town?
SEARCH: SHADOW GOVERNMENT
FEMA concentration camp
REX 84 program
Cheney is running a
claims Watergate aide By
in Washington (UK
Cheney has been named
by the president Bush on
5/08/2001 as the chief
of the office of national
preparedness created in
FEMA. This section of
FEMA dealt with the
planning and executions
of the 911 simulation
war drills. Cheney was
exerting the commands
from the mount weather
command center) at the
Raven Rock on
FEMA "Shadow Government"