The New York Times obtained recently leaked documents that reveal US secret plans for “apocalyptic” scenarios in which an expected catastrophe could happen in the future.
Newly disclosed documents reveal secret executive plans for apocalyptic scenarios when the president may activate wartime powers for national security emergencies, including shutting down the internet. None have been shown to Congress.https://t.co/M8Y80GTHiH
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 26, 2022
The Brennan Justice Center leaked the presidential emergency documents to the New York Times after collecting information from the Bush Presidential Library under the Freedom of Information Act.
The Brennan Justice Center received only 500 pages. 6000 hidden pages were saved.
“The newly released documents, there were 48 instructions issued during the Bush administration.” That number had risen to 56 by 2008. The office of Vice President Dick Cheney was involved in “cleaning up” the order review. There is no mention of any consultation with Congress in the documents, according to the New York Times.
“Several documents provided to The New York Times by the Brennan Justice Center, Bush-era efforts were partly focused on a law that would allow the president to seize or shut down communications during the war.” “Given the explosive growth of the consumer Internet in the 1990s, this suggests that the government may develop or revise such an order, the publication added.
More of this story from The New York Times report:
The newly released documents shed light on apocalyptic scenarios of the executive branch’s secret plans, such as the aftermath of a nuclear attack, when the president could step up his powers during a national security emergency.
Until now, public knowledge of what the government has incorporated into these secret directives, which refer to congressional emergency or wartime powers or otherwise claim to be president, has been limited to declassified descriptions of those developed during the early Cold War. In that era, they included measures such as martial law, recruiting people considered dangerous, and censorship of outside news.
It is not clear what is in the modern instructions, known as presidential emergency documents, as neither was published or presented to Congress during the two parties’ administrations. However, the newly released documents, which refer to the efforts of the George W. Bush administration to review the draft orders after the attacks of September 11, 2001, give hints.
While it is unclear how the directives have evolved since the last stages of the Cold War, Ms. Goytin said they have probably been expanded to include scenarios other than a devastating nuclear attack. The documents show that later the options increased from one category to seven, or that their topics remain secret, they are under the jurisdiction of the departments in different spheres.
And for anything that might happen, it’s good to be prepared. Having sufficient supplies such as food is one basic example but as the inflation rate climbs, unevenly rising prices inevitably reduce the purchasing power of some people.
WLT commented further:
An Oklahoma farmer predicted food prices will go up 30% by summer over fertilizer and fuel. Russia is the largest producer of fertilizer and Biden is destroying our energy sector after spending wildly for a year.
Fox Business’ Stu Varney discussed stagflation, which would cause food prices to go even higher.
Here’s the transcript:
“Stagflation is not a happy subject. There are times when the economy gets into an intractable mess — slow growth or no growth with rising prices. That’s stagflation.
We haven’t felt it in a generation, but it looks like it is headed our way again. You are gonna hear a lot about this. For the past year, inflation has gradually picked up steam. Now it is running hot at a 10% clip — and I think it gets worse.
Food price inflation will soon accelerate. Couple that with gas prices and electricity bills and everything else, and you have got an inflation problem everybody can see and feel.
Now, it’s the job of the Federal Reserve to fix that. They do this by raising interest rates. And that’s what they’re doing now. The economy will slow. That’s the “stag” part of stagflation. Stagnant economy, rising prices. Stagflation.
Now, think of the implications of this…The standard of living — especially for low-income people — goes down. Just about everybody loses ground.
Now, we saw stagflation in the 70s and very early 80s — 10% inflation, slowing economy, rate hikes then recession. An angry electorate fired President Carter.
This time around, we are already feeling stagflation in our wallets. I think the politicians will feel it at the ballot box – and soon.”
Looks like Costco has sold out almost all their emergency food, especially the Mountain house branded items. Everything online goes to an error page. Even the $2200-$6000 pallets are sold out. Cold War 2.0 panic is here. pic.twitter.com/9PK6gH8k0s
— Stalingrad & Poorski (@Stalingrad_Poor) March 14, 2022