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Obama gives himself control of all communication systems in America

RT | July 11, 2013

US President Barack Obama quietly signed his name to an Executive Order on Friday, allowing the White House to control all private communications in the country in the name of national security.

President Obama released his latest Executive Order on Friday, July 6, a 2,205-word statement offered as the “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.” And although the president chose not to commemorate the signing with much fanfare, the powers he provides to himself and the federal government under the latest order are among the most far-reaching yet of any of his executive decisions.

“The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions,” the president begins the order. “Survivable, resilient, enduring and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial and tribal governments; private sector entities; and the public, allies and other nations.”

President Obama adds that it is necessary for the government to be able to reach anyone in the country during situations it considers critical, writing, “Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies and improve national resilience.” Later the president explains that such could be done by establishing a “joint industry-Government center that is capable of assisting in the initiation, coordination, restoration and reconstitution of NS/EP [national security and emergency preparedness] communications services or facilities under all conditions of emerging threats, crisis or emergency.”

“The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of NS/EP communications policies, programs and capabilities,” he adds.

On the government’s official website for the National Communications Systems, the government explains that that “infrastructure includes wireline, wireless, satellite, cable, and broadcasting, and provides the transport networks that support the Internet and other key information systems,” suggesting that the president has indeed effectively just allowed himself to control the country’s Internet access.

In order to allow the White House to reach anyone within the US, the president has put forth a plan to establish a high-level committee calling from agents with the Department of Homeland Security, Pentagon, Federal Communications Commission and other government divisions to ensure that his new executive order can be implemented.

In explaining the order, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) writes that the president has authorized the DHS “the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications.”

In Section 5 of his order, President Obama outlines the specific department and agency responsibilities that will see through his demands. In a few paragraphs, President Obama explains that Executive Committee that will oversee his order must be supplied with “the technical support necessary to develop and maintain plans adequate to provide for the security and protection of NS/EP communications,” and that that same body will be in tasked with dispatching that communiqué “to the Federal Government and State, local, territorial and trial governments,” by means of “commercial, Government and privately owned communications resources.”

Later, the president announces that the Department of Homeland Security will be tasked with drafting a plan during the next 60 days to explain how the DHS will command the government’s Emergency Telecommunications Service, as well as other telecom conduits. In order to be able to spread the White House’s message across the country, President Obama also asks for the purchasing of equipment and services that will enable such.

July 11, 2013 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance, Progressive Hypocrite | , , , , , ,


  1. This means there is not to be allowed any distension, disagreement, criticism, contrary opinion, objection; or First Amendment Rights of Freedom of Speech, Press, and Assembly.

    This is UNCONSTITUTIONAL! There is no justification, pretext will follow, as it does in the instigation of imperial wars of aggression; this time the war is solely directed against The Constitution and People of the United States.

    Is this what his quip, ‘”Yes we can'” means!? This is criminal conspiracy to prevent public protest against what must be an expanded war of aggression aimed at total world conquest, with Syria and Iran the immediate objective; with Russia and China to follow, in what most likely would be World War III, a thermal-nuclear war that will vaporize hundreds of millions of people, thousands of cities, and would include the targeting of nuclear power plants around the world.

    It will be the end of the world, unless impeachment is rushed through congress immediately. Short of that, the only other chance to avoid this doomsday scenario would be the complete and total surrender of Russia and China to US imperial dictate.

    Cuba did not surrender, Vietnam did not surrender, Nicaragua did not surrender; and to think that Russia and China will, is insanity! And that is what Obama and his co-conspirators are, and why they were put into position to carry out this insane scheme. This is the dream of the old, super-rich, American and Israeli imperialist at their worse. And we can expect France and Britain, as well as Canada to join in as dutiful dogs of wars.

    The orders given to carry out this conspiracy against us, our country, the world; is totally unlawful. And therefore everyone who is under oath and who has ever taken the oath, “‘to protect and defend The Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic'” must not obey orders call for the mass internment of those opposing this dictatorship being implemented, or take part in the attack on any country without a full and free public debate, and roll-call votes in congress. At the very minimum. The fact will remain that the Obama administration has no credibility with anyone with a critical mind who has been following events and know their history!

    In fact, I have no hope in congress. They are spineless collaborates in a conspiracy of silence and legislative cowardliness; or Articles of Impeachment would be before the US House of Representatives now. The Senate would be consenting to the appointments of scumbags to key executive positions and would not be approving funds for these wars and weapons of wars.

    The best thing to be said about America is that the fascist government fears the righteous indignation and human decency of the American People not be duped, cowed, and co-conspirators in these degenerate plots of world conquest by threat of wars and all out nuclear war.

    And that is why, I have only been able to love my country from the bottom-up, not from the top-down. 90% of the us, according to a recent Gallop poll, have an unfavorable view of congress. And that is because it does not represent us. And no president ever did it is safe to say (no a fact, but perhaps not so safe to say anymore)!

    Only Pure Democracy can work, we have to represent ourselves, that is being responsible, it is irresponsible to do otherwise! We have to decide by national popular vote whatever is to be the law, public policy, and not a pack of punks and whores!

    Comment by Bill Mitchell | July 12, 2013 | Reply


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