Re: [-empyre-] Sedition, terror, privacy and the impossible control goal

Impossible you say? It's been this way for a long time. Many of the following executive orders are from the Kennedy and Ford Administration. Some have been superceded by subsequent Executive Orders, but not in ways that reduce their power or range. I have a long list of such Orders at the end of this post.

All it would take is for some power mad party and its Administration du jour that is bent on keeping power at all costs to simply go skipping down memory lane and pick and choose what they need from history.

The latest machinations by the Bush Junta et al and their illegal wiretapping schema only follows the course that's been set for decades. It'll come to a peak with the collapse of the petrodollar, which is the REAL reason why the Bush Junta are gunning for Iran. The Iranian Oil bourse, set to open next month, will denominate Iranian oil in Euros. The Dollar was taken off the obsolete gold standard in 1971, and shortly after that came the oil shocks of 1973. The US gov then centered their economic hegemony around oil, creating the petrodollar. If you are in Chile, you have to buy oil from the saudis in DOLLARS. Tying the dollar to oil made sense - you can't have an industrial system without it, and it allowed for a massive inflation of the currency without losing direct value - the USA could have negative trade deficits ad infinitum because everyone needed dollars to buy oil.

Iraq under Saddam Hussein began trading its oil in euros in November 2000. Several other oil producing countries also agreed to sell oil in euros—Iran, Libya, Venezuela, Russia, Indonesia, and Malaysia (soon to join this group). In July 2003, China announced that it would switch part of its dollar reserves into the world’s emerging “reserve currency” (the euro).

An interesting article on this is here:

In any case, the Iranian Oil Bourse is the next target. Malaysia is no longer a significant problem to the USA, through industrialisation and depletion of their fields, they are likely to become oil importers in 2009.

Indonesia is projected to deplete and go into importer status in 2008.

That leaves Libya, Venezuela, and Russia. Libya blinked at the invasion of Iraq, and are likely to follow USA lead until the USA is too weak to project its interests, where they would then convert to euros. Russia sells in euros and dollars. Once it consolidates its fields by crushing the revolts in the south, I would guess it would fully shift to euros. That just leaves Iran and Venezuela. We know Iran is going euro in March, so I would expect Chavez to cheerfully stick a fork in the American Economy and follow suit.

At that point, (probably 2007 or 2008) the world will be awash in useless dollars. This will cause the dollar to lose value, and sink into an inflation. The Fed will respond with high interest rates, but will continue to create huge sums of money in order to keep the remaining eurodollars afloat and maintain the outflow of american dollars to places like China which are dependent on the American economy to keep their own industrialisation on track.

Eventually, as global oil depletion takes hold and we start to slide down the back side of Hubbert's Peak, there will be massive investment in energy resources in order to increase efficiency, shore up the dollar, and keep the machine going, with a multitude of proxy and limited resource wars breaking out.

Some countries (that have half a lick of sense) will bail from the petroleum economy ASAP, viz Sweden's announcement last year: http://

and Iceland's decision to use geothermal to make Hydrogen to replace gasoline:

This will be replicated throughout europe, especially as Russia continues to jerk people around with the gas pipeline.

This means that Northern Europe will have a much softer transition into a post-petroleum economy. The larger militarist and industrial powers however, are going to have a much more difficult time - USA, China, Japan, Russia - not a good situation.

Anyway: once the hammer starts coming down, the executive branch of the USA has a number of legal resources it can resort to in order to clamp down on the populace. These Executive orders follow.


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 communication media.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 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 financial crisis.

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.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's role as a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis." FEMA's powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the... National Security Act of 1947 allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic
activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities.

1950 Defense Production Act gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.

The Act of August 29, 1916 authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency.

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national.

These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.


Henry Warwick

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