The Commercial Appeal has a story that I think is pretty scary. And none of us knew very much about it.
President Bush, on a spring day on May 9th, signed a directive. It’s a plan, a blueprint if you will, that would, in case of disaster, set up a plan for the White House.
The plan, embodied in National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD-51), was issued without fanfare by Bush on May 9. It draws upon blueprints prepared by past administrations stretching back to the Truman administration.
The latest directive underscores long-standing presidential authority to declare a “catastrophic emergency” and coordinate “enduring constitutional government.”
But it also awards the president broader authority to take over disaster recovery from state officials and calls on federal authorities to provide “appropriate support” to the vice president to orchestrate any post-attack recovery, if necessary.
Bush says the new plan for dealing with a catastrophic emergency would “enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency.”
Bush has ordered White House homeland security adviser Frances Townsend to develop details for the plan by Aug. 10.
But the general outline of the plan already has stirred heated reactions across the political spectrum.
The Doomsday Plan?
Just read the whole thing, and when you are done, allow me to be a conspiracy theorist for a moment please. Go to this picture and see when it was unveiled. Then see that our president doesn’t have an end date on the bust. It could be nothing, in all honesty. But, I’m being Fox Muldar right now so allow me to shake in fear for a few minutes. Then we will go back to talking about movie and zombies because they aren’t real.
Oh yeah, we are doing a $20 million dollar arms deal with the Saudi Government.
I’m going back to watch Shark Week. It’s a much safer environment.