National Defense Resources Preparedness: Comparing Previous Executive Orders

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Has anyone else noticed that there is not an executive order number assigned to this by the White House?

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As usual, the Obama drones are out in full force defending their hero this time by claiming this new executive order issued by the glorious leader is no different than those signed by “every other” president in our history. As in most cases of desperate people trying to gin up support for Barack, this claim is significantly false.

Yes, there have been other emergency preparedness executive orders issued in the past but most of them, even the ones signed by Nixon and Reagan, clearly defined the actionable events which would set them into motion as being during “national emergencies”. The difference here, one difference that is, is it clearly calls for the implementation of this order during peacetime as well as times of a national emergency. The only other one that I can see at this point in my research that does that is the one signed by Bill Clinton in 1994 and considering the fact that Bill and Hillary Clinton actually run this administration, that’s easy to understand.

In fact, this executive order signed by Barack Obama is almost a carbon copy of the one signed by Bill Clinton in ’94. Remember, Clinton and his bevy of Wall Street insiders set all of this in motion. Larry Summers, Rubin, Milton Friedman… they tore away the protections of Glass-Steagall (literally giving birth to the “too big too fail” financial institutions) and made regulating certain derivatives illegal when Brooksley Borne tried to warn the country that these weapons of economic mass destruction were going to implode on us devastating the economy.

As emergency preparedness executive orders go, it seems both Obama’s and Clinton’s are specifically designed to cater to a global economic collapse and the wholesale privatizations that will ensue.

Consider for a moment how often the Clintons have pushed for economic sanctions to force regime change all across the world. The use of massive economic hardships to remake a government in their preferred image is a proven M.O. for the Clinton regimes of the past and present. Is it then so hard to imagine that they would eventually want to profit from forcing those same kinds of reforms (those austerity measures they are so keen to impose) on us here in America?

Odd isn’t it that the Clinton and Obama executive orders seemed geared to that contingency when Clinton’s team set the global economic meltdown in motion in the first place and Obama simply rehired all of Clinton’s people.

Executive Order — National Defense Resources Preparedness  March 2012 Barack Obama


Executive Order 12656–Assignment of emergency preparedness responsibilities November 1988 Ronald Reagan

Executive Order 11490 – Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions to Federal Departments and Agencies Oct 1969 Richard Nixon

Here is a good synopsis of the Reagan executive order signed in 1988 (PDF)

I am still in the process of comparing these documents. I will post again once I finish.

Obama Executive Order Declares Peacetime War Powers for “Preparedness”: Sets Up Absolute Neoliberal Handover to the MIC

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Yes, there were previous executive orders but the only one which goes as far as Obama’s just HAPPENS to have been signed by Bill Clinton in 1994. Please read National Defense Resources Preparedness: Comparing Previous Executive Orders

UPDATE 2: Has anyone else noticed that there is not an executive order number assigned to this by the White House?

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Link to White House official site.

The implications of this are simply stunning. It is a declaration of absolute war-powers for the president during peacetime whether there is a state of emergency or not. Where do I start with this?

  • It delegates absolute control over resources, energy, materials, agriculture, water, and even… labor… to the various Secretaries of the departments.
  • It states that the determination of “national defense” takes precedence over any existing ownership rights or contracts.
  • It says the head of each agency can make direct loans from the Federal Reserve Bank, without approval of congress, to any private business in order to acquire what it needs.
  • It also says the heads of each of the agencies can sell off whatever publicly owned asset it chooses, again without congressional approval.
  • It even talks about a “Director of Selective Services” “upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services”… that means a draft folks.
  • It puts Leon Panetta, the CIA fascist, in charge of the entire country’s water supply and if you remember, it also states that Panetta can sell that water supply to anyone, foreign or domestic, that he wants.

And that is just the beginning.

I have to read this. Go over to Before It’s News and read Chris’ write-up on it. From the looks of this, everything is up for grabs. Everything you own, everything you depend on. Resources, food, money, even your labor. Police stations, public buildings, firetrucks, water treatment facilities. Everything.  All to make the corporations stronger in the name of “national defense”.

If this is enacted, they could literally hand over the entire country in a matter of days after some trumped up false flag event.

I’m speechless. This has to be a joke. Even I didn’t think he would go this far. Is this in preparation of another economic collapse larger than the last one? Or is this the precursor to an Israeli attack and WWIII?

I have to read this but I wanted you to see it. View entire executive order after the break.

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