The definition of ‘Continuity of Government’ is a set of contingency plans to ensure that essential government functions remain in place after a disaster such as nuclear war. In the United States, Continuity of Government plans have been on the books since at least the Eisenhower administration. The plans involved building intricate hidden command centers such as the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center built in 1959, nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
While the Government officially classifies Mt. Weather as a ‘bunker’, many sources claim that it is essentially a full blown city. According to GlobalSecurity.org, a respected institution in the intelligence community, Mount Weather contains a hospital, sewer treatment system, reservoirs, a power plant, an emergency television studio, and a thorough system of dormitories and office buildings.1
None of this is out of the ordinary, so to speak. It is reasonable for the government to have such plans in place. However, on September 11, 2001, the Continuity of Operations plan was officially activated and has been live ever since, meaning that Mt. Weather and similar installations are likely in operation today.
,“A national emergency exists by reason of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, New York, and the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States,” President George W. Bush proclaimed on September 14, 2001.
Dick Cheney officially enacted the “Continuation of Government” plans shortly after the World Trade Center attacks, although the Bush Administration would not confirm that this took place until March, 2002.2 A simultaneous ‘State of Emergency’ was declared and is also in effect today, extended each year by George Bush, Barack Obama, and then Donald Trump.3
“A ‘shadow government’ consisting of 75 or more senior officials has been living and working secretly outside Washington since Sept. 11 in case the nation’s capital is crippled by terrorist attack. “This is serious business,” President Bush said of plans to ensure the continuity of government.
Such an operation was conceived as a Cold War precaution against nuclear attack during the Eisenhower administration but never used until now. It went into effect in the first hours after the terror attacks and has evolved over time, said senior government officials who provided details of the plan.
Under the classified “Continuity of Operations Plan,” which was first reported by The Washington Post in its Friday editions, high-ranking officials representing their departments have begun rotating in and out of the assignment at one of two fortified locations along the East Coast.
The Post said the first rotations were made in late October or early November, a fact confirmed by a senior government official late Thursday.
Officials who are activated for the duty live and work underground 24 hours a day, away from their families, according to the Post. The shadow government has sent home most of the first wave of deployed personnel, replacing them most commonly at 90-day intervals.
The government-in-waiting is an extension of a policy that has kept Vice President Dick Cheney in secure, undisclosed locations away from Washington. Cheney has moved in and out of public view as threat levels have fluctuated.”4
Serious business indeed. There have been instances where Congressmen have been stonewalled when trying to learn more about the secret operations. One example is Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio, a key member of the Homeland Security Committee, pushed to review the classified portion of the Continuity plan in a secure setting in 2007 but his access was denied.5
What can we know about the Continuity of Operations plan currently in effect? Patrick Thronson, editor-in-chief of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, has put together the most comprehensive publicly available paper detailing the states of emergencies and powers granted to the executive branch.6 Available knowledge is naturally incomplete because many powers and documents are still classified. Some highlights include:
• Congress is required by statue to vote on the continuation of a state of National Emergency every six months. Since September 11th, 2001, it has only happened once.
• There are currently thirty simultaneous declared states of emergency.
• The Executive Branch can freeze the assets and prevent financial transactions of individuals. This extends to even basic life necessities. They can go as far as to prohibit donations of food to said person.
• The president can unilaterally order the inspection and seizure of commercial vessels.
• The president is authorized to suspend or alter rules for broadcast stations, or authorize control of said station.
• Provisions to suspend or control internet traffic.
“Thus, the only apparent legal obstacle standing between present conditions and this degree of government control over mass media and telecommunications is a presidential order. ” – Thronson
• The ability to seize property
• The delegation of ‘maintaining law and order’ to the department of defense.
• Extend military tours of duty beyond contractually agreed termination dates.
“A nation under thirty states of national emergency can hardly claim that emergency laws are the exception to—rather than the rule of—normal governance. ” – Thronson
Pretty fucking shocking, right? A legitimate shadow government revealed itself for a moment, and wields extreme powers secretly, and no one is talking about it.
This is such an important part of the puzzle. Everything is staged because this secret group of psychopaths is pulling the strings. This is the group that is truly controlling the actions of the NSA, DARPA, Military etc.
The implications are that the workings of Congress, the Justice Department, the Presidency and other institutions have become merely a show to distract from the reality that a secret government which does not respond to civilian rule and has granted itself sweeping, unchecked powers and is certainly directly operating in the realm of foreign policy, covert activities and likely domestic espionage, among other potential activities.
Think about how controlled the media has to be for no one to be talking about it. And how ridiculous the overton window of debate seems when you realize it is completely removed from reality.
We are all yelling at each other hating each other right now and it’s this way by design, so we fight ourselves instead of the people truly controlling us.
Thanks for reading
Love vibes, Timothy.
1 Mount Weather profile at GlobalSecurity.org
2 CBS, “The Shadow Government,” February 11, 2009
3 MSNBC, “Obama quietly extends post-9/11 state of national emergency,” September 11, 2013
4 CBS, “The Shadow Government,” February 11, 2009
5 Oregon Live, “DeFazio demands access to classified information,” July 27, 2007
6 Patrick Thronson, “Towards Comprehensive Reform of America’s Emergency Law Regime,” March 23, 2013
Food for Thought:
- Is there any limit to the powers that the shadow government has granted itself?
- Why has there been nearly zero coverage of the Continuity of Government in the media? Why have only one or two congressman openly questioned its existence?
- Who is in control of the Continuity of Government operations? What is their agenda?