Why we should remain vigilant

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By Peter Bauer

I was reading through a personal log that I keep of exceptional blogs and discovered a combination of interesting ideas that have distilled into this piece.

I believe that it is important that we as citizens, remain watchful and vigilant. We are living under an Administration that is openly defying congress, refusing to let former aides testify by claiming executive privilege, refusing to end an illegal war, lying about WMD's, and seizing power in a 5-4 Supreme Court decision in an election that was skeptical at best, and diabolical at worst.

Nothing they have done up to this point leads me to believe that they can be trusted. And yet:

On May 9th, 2007, President Bush signed the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive. On the face, this plan is intended to provide guidance for State, and private sector organizations in order to,

"Ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency"

However, upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that this is directive is about consolidating power to the executive branch in case of a "National Emergency." In such a case, "Continuity requirements shall be incorporated into daily operations of all executive departments and agencies."

Additionally The Secretary of Homeland Security shall "Coordinate the implementation, execution, and assessment of continuity operations and activities." Do we really trust this sort of responsibility to a Department that just raised the terror threat level because its director had a " gut feeling"?

So should we be concerned? Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration seems to think so. Roberts speculates that,

"With appropriate propaganda, the directive could be triggered by a US

nuclear attack on Iran

. The use of nuclear weapons arouses the ultimate fear. A US nuclear attack would send Russian and Chinese ICBMs into high alert. False flag operations could be staged in the US. The propagandistic US media would hype such developments to the hilt, portraying danger everywhere. Fear of the regime's new detention centers would silence most voices of protest as the regime declares its "national emergency."

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