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

Greetings Henry/all,

Quite a list of juridical and political aporias here...many of which history
has seen before, albeit in different shapes and locales.  

With everyone vying for a controlling stake (or favored nation relationship)
with the largest shareholders of the world pie--which is not to say that
controlling stake means total control, but rather, a sphere of significant
influence--we might ask a politically realist question:  

In terms of national security, what are nations to do, otherwise? 

This is a question we need to ask much of a martial strategy
is a nation of peoples ethically entitled to in order to prosper and ensure
its survival?  Total?  None? Something between?

It's a very real question that needs to answered by everyone that dares to
think of such real global problematics, no? 


Nicholas Ruiz III
Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities
--Florida State University--
Editor, Kritikos

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Henry Warwick
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 1:36 PM
To: soft_skinned_space
Subject: Re: [-empyre-] Sedition, terror,privacy and the impossible control

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 Some have been superceded by subsequent Executive  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  

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  

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  

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  


Henry Warwick_______________________________________________
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