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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:28 PM
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Oh crap....DoD Ready to Assist in Event of Homeland Attack
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr2004/n04122004_20040...

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2004 The Defense Department stands ready to assist authorities at the federal, state and local levels in the event of another terrorist attack on the homeland, a senior DoD official said here April 8.

In prepared remarks delivered to Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association members, Peter F. Verga said the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense "is responsible for DoD's support to civil authorities for domestic incident management," such as during attacks on the homeland.

Verga, the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense, noted that another DoD entity, the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, "is responsible for DoD's support to the State Department, which has the lead for foreign consequence management."

In the event of a chemical, biological, nuclear or radiological attack on the United States, Verga said, the Joint Task Force Civil Support in Norfolk, Va.; the Joint Task Force Consequence Management East at Fort Gillem, Ga.; or the Joint Task Force Consequences Management West at Fort Sam Houston, Texas -- all under U.S. Northern Command -- "would be available to provide command and control of forces in support of civil authorities."

"We are working to strengthen DoD and civilian capabilities and surge capacity to address multiple, simultaneous CBRN attacks in the United States," Verga said.


...more...

And right before the national elections, right...? :eyes: Something
wicked this way comes.
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:30 PM
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1. Oh Crap is right
Worries me. Bush's numbers went way up last time we were attacked. Please tell me my tin foil helmet is just too tight, but I honestly can't help but think they may let something happen again to try to get * numbers up again. Help me Obi Wan Kenobi

:tinfoilhat:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:34 PM
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2. Senator Robert Byrd Warned About This For Hours On Senate Floor.
When the Homeland Defense Bill was being "debated", Senator Robert Byrd showed how the bill paved the way for the U.S. Military to operate on the streets of America...as in Marshall Law.

Other than C-SPAN, Byrd's prophetic warnings were ignored by the corporate new media and by the Democratic Party.

Tanks in the streets?
Ashcroft in your bedroom?
Your children's blood for oil profiteering?
Leukemia catalysts in your drinking water?
Forced religion in your working place and schools?
National internal spy agency?

Bush/Cheney 2004
America's Nightmare Has Only Just Begun
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 06:44 PM
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3. Couple of term here that should be translated from Orwellian to English
domestic incident management - public rioting.

low-intensity conflict - warfare with small arms only.

foreign consequence management - getting shipped off to a gulag.











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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 08:55 PM
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4. I Hope Bush* Isn't Preparing to Be A Sore Loser
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 09:07 PM
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5. Yep, this is it...DOD = SS
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 09:09 PM
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6. This must explain why Rummy has been absent lately.
He's been a busy boy.
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