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Please Mr Dick Cheney do not nuke Portland

There has been a growing concern over the mock or simulation events (nuclear attack and martial law) proposed to take place in Portland, Oregon by Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other governmental agencies now called Operation Noble Resolve. This mock event has been feared by some in the past to set up martial law in Portland during the months of August and September, but newer information has raised the concern of graver fears. Namely the repeated warnings from members of the Bush-Cheney administration of another terrorist attack on USA soil. Chertoff has mentioned his sense that the US will be attacked by the elusive bin Laden. And many believe that there could be an event planned (false flag) by covert members of our own government against our own people and land so as to declare war on Iran or martial law or to do havoc to the world economy for their gain. To add to this fear is Bush's various presidential directives as of late that could make him dictator for life or at least escape the high crimes and misdemeanors ("The President, Vice-President, and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." Const. U. S., Art. 2. Sec. q.) that he and his group have done. One of these presidential directives has authoritarian elements on the level of Stalin a directive numbered 51. National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD-51) was issued by Mr Bush in May of 2007 giving sweeping executive power over many aspects of American civil and governmental systems that would place any president or vice president as dictator during and possibly after any human or natural disaster ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070509-12.html). This presidential directive has raised many eyebrows of those working with Constitutional Law, civil rights, basic human rights and property rights. It clearly paves a path to dictatorship and is it total opposition to the democratic system that has been practiced for over 200 years in the USA.

Portland, Oregon was dubbed Little Beirut during the Reagan-Bush era, because of its infamous protests of those two Republican presidents. Note that Portlanders have also voted for Republicans as presidents and governors and have protested Democrats who have been president. The Little Beirut aspects reflects Portland's political, social and often environmental issues that are part of our freedom of speech and democratic processes.


"In a promotion for speaker John Fulton, a CIA officer
assigned as chief of NRO's strategic gaming division,
the announcement says, 'On the morning of September
11th 2001, Mr. Fulton and his team ... were running a
pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency
response issues that would be created if a plane were
to strike a building. Little did they know that the
scenario would come true in a dramatic way that day.'
The running of such an exercise is an excellent method
of confusing emergency response personnel (for
instance, pilots) who are trying to do their jobs.
They expect a drill of a specific but utterly unlikely
scenario; the scenario begins to unfold as expected,
but then they're told it's not a drill is it a drill,
or not?"
Michael C Ruppert, Crossing the Rubicon pg 11

In what is not also mentioned in the corporate media in the USA is the fake that the London bombings (the 7-7 bombings or the Tube bombings) several years ago also had a drill or mock bombing event shortly before the actually events. American corporate media neglects mentioning both all these simulations during these tragic events.

The following quotes are from Michael C Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon. These citations are specific to the mock wargames or simulations that were on-going during September 11th 2001 that would have used the services needed at that time or similar to the live tragedy taking place on the East Coast:

pg 337
... the June 2001 Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction
... surfaced on the website of the Defense
Department's Defense Technical Information Center.
That demonstrated a willful intent to centralize
decision-making authority away from field commanders
prior to the attacks. As it turns out, the change in
procedure had already been indirectly confirmed in a
June 3, 2002, story in Aviation Week and Space
Technology, and almost everyone missed it. That story
quoted the order without disclosing that it had been
put in place just ten weeks before 9/11. The wording
was a near verbatim quote of the Joint Chief's
Instruction. One exception in that order (Reference D)
did leave some decision making in the hands of field
commanders in certain exigent circumstances, but the
thrust was a radical shift away from long-standing
NORAD policy.
Further research into this change would disclose more
evidence showing that, just a month before that, all
counter-terror response planning and organization
(with a focus on weapons of mass destruction) had been
placed under the control of Dick Cheney.
Then there were the exercises themselves.
Vigilant Guardian was named or referred to in several
news stories including AviationWeek, Newhouse News
Service, and on two official web sites. The official
websites indicated and this was later confirmed to me
in my own queries with NORAD - that details of
Vigilant Guardian were classified and not available
for release. A Vigilant Guardian exercise focusing on
cold war-era threats was, according to an official
site, conducted by NORAD once a year. But a close look
at what NORAD told the press described a Vigilant
Guardian that was vastly different from an exercise
preparing for a Russian attack. In their post-9/1 1
statements, NORAD officials described details of
Vigilant Guardian that seemed to be describing
something else altogether.
Aviation Week reported, "Senior officers involved in
Vigilant Guardian were manning NORAD command centers
throughout the US and Canada, available to make
immediate decisions." This confirmed the geographic
scope of the exercise. Vigilant Guardian was played up
in the press as though it had facilitated a quicker
response. It did anything but that.
That Vigilant Guardian had a direct impact on the
Northeast Air Defense Sector in which all four
hijackings occurred was confirmed in a December 2003
original story by NJ.com, a New Jersey-based service
also summarizing all major stories published by New
Jersey press outlets.
NORAD also has confirmed it was running two mock
drills on September 11 at various radar sites and
command centers in the United States and Canada,
including air force bases in upstate New York,
Florida, Washington, and Alaska. One drill, Operation
Vigilant Guardian, began a week before September 11
and reflected a cold war mind-set: Participants
practiced for an attack across the North Pole by
Russian forces.
The story never named the second drill, and the
assertion that it was strictly a cold war-type
exercise is belied by direct statements of many of the
principals involved that day. The NJ.com story also
raised another chilling issue.
Investigators at the September 11 commission confirm
they are investigating whether NORAD's attention was
drawn in one direction toward the North Pole - while
the hijackings came from an entirely different

pg 339
Northern Vigilance was an exercise being conducted on
September 11th as\ reported only by Canada's Toronto
Star in a story dated December 9, 2001. The story had
a great deal to say about how 9/11 unfolded.

Northern Vigilance, planned months in advance,
involves deploying fighter jets to locations in Alaska
and northern Canada. Part of the exercise is pure
simulation, but part is real world. NORAD is keeping a
close eye on the Russians, who have dispatched
long-range bombers to their own high north on a
similar exercise ....
The Federal Aviation Administration has evidence of a
hijacking and is asking for NORAD support. This is not
part of the exercise.
In a flash, Operation Northern Vigilance is called
off. Any simulated information, what's known as an
"inject" is purged from the screens...
"Lots of other reports were starting to come in,"
[Major General Rick] Findley [Director of NORAD
operations] recalls. 'And now you're not too sure. If
they're that clever to co-ordinate that kind of
attack, what else is taking place across North

pg 343
It certainly appeared that someone in authority had
deliberately interfered with FAA/NORAD operations on
September 11th to make sure that some of the attacks
succeeded. Richard Clarke's book, previously edited by
the White House, had FAA administrator Garvey
referring to as many as 11 off-course/out-of-contact
aircraft. Was she saying that she couldn't tell the
wargame inserts from the real thing?
It would take only a day or two more to find damning
evidence that this is probably what she meant. The
fact that the CIA had been running a
plane-into-building exercise simultaneously with all
the military exercises made me very suspicious. The
first question that leapt at me was, with all these
related exercises running at the same time, who or
what was coordinating them? Someone at DoD had to have
a regular job of knowing all the exercises being
carried out everywhere to avoid SNAFUs. That question
and others would require interviews.

pg 344
On April 18 USA Today spilled some of the beans.
Headlined, "NORAD had drills of jets as weapons" it
offered never-before reported details of 9/11.
WASHINGTON - In the two years before the Sept 11
attacks, the North American Aerospace Command
conducted exercises simulating what the White House
says was unimaginable at the time: hijacked airliners
used as weapons to crash into targets and cause mass
One of the imagined targets was The World Trade
Center. In another exercise, jets performed a mock
shootdown over the Atlantic Ocean of a jet supposedly
laden with chemical poisons headed toward a target in
the United States. In a third scenario, the target was
the Pentagon ...

... April 19, CNN ... The headline read, "NORAD
exercise had jet crashing into building."
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sometime between 1991 and 2001, a
regional sector of the North American Aerospace
Defense Command simulated a foreign hijacked airliner
crashing into a building in the United States as part
of a training exercise scenario, a NORAD spokesman
said Monday ....
Military officials said the exercise involved
simulating a crash into a building that would be
recognizable if identified, but was not the World
Trade Center or the Pentagon.
The identity of the building named in the exercise is
classified ....
This sector exercise involved some flying of military
aircraft as well as a command post exercise in which
communications procedures were practiced in an office
environment ....
NORAD has the ongoing mission of defense of US air
space ....
According to a statement from NORAD, "Before September
11th, 01, NORAD regularly conducted a variety of
exercises that included hijack scenarios. These
exercises tested track detection and identification;
scramble and interception; hijack procedures ....
NORAD's own statement confirmed that real military and
civilian aircraft had posed as hijacked airliners.
Fighter pilots can't intercept thin air. They can't
fly above and slightly to the left of thin air and
rock their wings and wait for a response. They can't
practice dodging sudden, unexpected movements,
maneuver or lock missiles unless there's a real
airplane to do it with.
The NORAD statement was quoted further in the story:
NORAD did not plan and execute these types of
exercises because we thought the scenarios were
probable. These exercises were artificial simulations
that provided us the opportunity to test and validate
our process and rules of engagement with the
appropriate coordination between NORAD's command
headquarters, its subordinate regions and sectors and
National Command authorities in Canada and the United
Any assertion that the White House didn't know of such
drills was pure bullshit.
The National Command Authority is the White House. It
starts with the president and descends through the
vice president (in the president's absence as was the
case on 9/11), to the secretary of defense. Such
exercises, when played in real life, usually involve
White House staff standing in for the president. But
since they are carried out using either the
Presidential Emergency Operations Center or the
Situation Room, how could the president, vice
president, and national security advisor not know
about drills that, of necessity, had taken place
inside the White House?
Note the fact that one particular hijacked airliner
drill, conducted most likely between July 2001 and
September 2001, had the hijacked plane crashing into a
building. September 11th was the best possible "drill"
of all; the real thing. Was the same exercise that had
been rejected in April then carried out as an actual
event on September 11th? Was the intended game target
the World Trade Center? The Pentagon? ...

pg 414
Most Americans think of FEMA as a nice, benevolent
agency that comes to help out when there is an
earthquake, fire, or flood. It is much, much more than
FEMA is an enormously powerful federal agency tasked
with, among other things, ensuring the Continuity of
Government (COG) in the event of a crisis or
"neutralization" of key governmental leaders or
institutions. It also maintains dozens of secret
governmental command centers, like Pennsylvania's
"Site R" to which Dick Cheney was whisked right after
9/11 and where he spent much of his time in the months
following 9/11. Collectively, the Continuity of
Government operations under FEMA command have come to
be known as the "shadow government." In a declared
major emergency, arising from events even more
devastating than 9/11, FEMA's authority divides the US
into ten regions under FEMA control, which then
operate semi-autonomously with the full cooperation of
the military.

The bomings in the London Tube or subway system on July 7th (7/7) 2005 have also been discovered to parallel a mock attack or drill at nearly the same time. Michel Chossudovsky in his report "7/7 Mock Terror Drill: What Relationship to the Real Time Terror Attacks?: Fictional 7/7 "scenario" of multiple bomb attacks on London's subway" gives some frightening aspects to that attack
( link to www.globalresearch.ca).


Well the simplest would be to get informed and get the word out to the world so if there was such an event then Bush and Cheney could not manipulate the masses to attack another innocent country with false information. It has been well reported that Mr Bush and Mr Cheney want to have a war against Iran. Portland being attacked could be used for such manipulation. So if Portland was the target of covert operatives using a false flag event on Portland then the hands of Bush, Cheney and their comrades examined as the most likely suspects. Getting this information out would be at least an insurance policy for Portland if attacked for a false flag event. Also during these months why not take community action. Organize neighborhood events like "Truth Centers" or even "Truth Sit-Ins" to discuss the events of 9/11 and the events that followed (including the misguided invasion of Iraq). Why not have picnics inviting the media or be the media on YouTube and other online resources talking about the events both mock events in Portland or the events of 9/11. Get to know your neighborhood veteran and find out first hand the tragedy or war and society's reaction to their veterans after the mass onslaught is over.

Side note Operation Noble Resolve's initials are ONR as in "on R". Could "R" also stand for the "R" in "Site R" where Dick Cheney during 9/11? Just a quick note.

The more the information about Operation Noble Resolve is known and talked about in the public the greater the odds that any attempt at "nuking Portland" or to issue in martial law along with World War III the smaller the odds. Or at least if Portland is attacked during this time then we will have a clear idea it was an inside job. In fact for Portlanders and other Pacific North-westerners (Cascadians) as well as Americans in general a healthy dialogue about the events around September 11th, the London 7-7 attacks, their mock simulations and the responses to other countries after would most likely be a healthy catharsis for all democratic people everywhere. For Portlanders in particular this is a time to get every neighbor, friend, family and stranger to talk about the events around 9/11. To basically widen our information on those events and the actions taken by many people. This is the time to have work meetings to talk of the events the questions around the events. To have a family talk on where this country is going. To have a discussion in the local pub, café or coffee house about our freedoms, what they mean and how they have been undermined or if they are intact. This should be the time to talk to police, fire and other emergency services that lost loved ones in the line of duty on 9/11. This should be the time to gather and talk of our veterans of past and current wars and why we go to war.

Side note FEMA's contact for the Pacific Northwest (called by FEMA Region X)

Mailing Address
Federal Emergency Management Agency?Federal Regional Center?130 228th Street, SW?Bothell, WA 98021-8627

Environment & Historic Preservation Contact
Mark Eberlein?E-Mail:  mark.eberlein@dhs.gov?Telephone: (425) 487-4735
Flood Hazard Mapping Contacts
Joe Weber, CFM, Hydrologist?E-Mail:  joseph.weber@dhs.gov
Mark Carey, Branch Chief?E-Mail:  mark.carey@dhs.gov?Telephone:  mark.carey@dhs.gov
Denise Atkinson, Natural Hazards Program Specialist?E-Mail:  denise.atkinson@dhs.gov?Telephone: (425) 487-4677
Katie Conley, MOD Team?E-Mail:  katie.conley@mapmodteam.com?Telephone: (703) 317-3017
Mark Riebau, MOD Team?E-Mail:  mark.riebau@mapmodteam.com?Telephone: (206) 254-5606
Freedom of Information Act Contact
Sharon Loper?E-Mail:  sharon.loper@dhs.gov?Telephone: (425) 487-4600
Media Contact
Mike Howard?E-Mail:  mike.howard@dhs.gov?Telephone: (425) 487-4610

FEMA Region X website


If you have been employed or "volunteered" to participate in Operation Noble Resolve you simply could refuse on grounds of why a mock scenario about potentially removing civil liberties in an era of growing democratic deficit. Or you could covertly post at various independent media sites like indymedia.org.

Why participate in a simulation that supposes an external attack on the USA when there seems to be more internal threat by enemies of democracy within. Cases in point being the undermining of the US Constitution, the US Do Process of Law (Scooter Libby case), felonies in high office (engineered misinformation to justify war against Iraq), illegal wire-tapping and so forth. Some would argue that personnel and officers should not participate in Operation Noble Resolve on those grounds. But instead here is an alternative proposal. Operation Democracy Restored. Instead of compliance with elements and forces supporting potential removing more civil liberties from the masses during a mock event do the reverse. All employees, personnel, officers, operatives, agents and others complying to Operation Noble Resolve could be in this mock scenario supporters of a coup d'etat by anti-democratic forces within our governmental, juridical, military or private sectors. The goal of the mock game (Operation Democracy Restored) would be how to disarm and disable anti-democratic forces ideally using non violent actions while rallying the populous to take up their civil duty to protect, maintain and preserve a real democracy. Instead of undermining civic participation with orders of controlling populations, inform and activate the masses to take back their democracy in this mock scenario of an usurpation of our beloved democracy.

Nonviolent actions have been very effective in many historical cases and modern situations where the authoritarian power has overwhelming brute strength in the form of military, police and thugs. Nonviolence action has also been effective in less visible violence of the authoritarian regime using unjust laws, economics and socially institutionalized pressures. We have seen success in modern countries against authoritarian regimes like in Ukraine, Serbia and Kyrgyzstan using nonviolent actions against brutal regimes. During Nazi occupied Denmark Danish resistance achieved success in their struggle against Hitler's authoritarian regime by means of covert mostly nonviolent actions. During the proceedings for impeachment of president Richard Nixon many feared the president would use a fraudulent military event to keep impeachment off the table or out of the media. Nixon's popularity reached the lowest a president's popularity had ever reached until this year, 2007, George W Bush reach that low of a number. Henry Kissenger ordered the heads of the military to stand down incase a scared Nixon would panic and launch a nuclear attack on the Soviets or other enemy state.

Nonviolence in democratic movement and even among loyal officers against tyrants has been recorded in history through out the centuries. These tactics are well documented by scholars and freedom fighters like Gene Sharp, Bruce Jenkins, Otpor and CANVAS. Resistance to tyrannical orders can range from non compliance or outright resignation on the spot to the most covert acts of informing the independent media or overt actions of cutting wires. The following manuals and books are used by the US government and clandestine operatives and agents to subvert anti-democratic regimes using nonviolent tactics to build democratic civil society:

From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

50 crucial points about Strategic Nonviolent Struggle
Nonviolent Struggle - 50 Crucial Points A Strategic Approach to Everyday Tactics. Authors: (CANVAS) Srdja Popovic, Andrej Milivojevic and Slobodan Djinovic

The Anti-Coup
by Gene Sharp and Bruce Jenkins
As coups are one of the primary ways through which dictatorships are installed, this piece details measures that civilians, civil society, and governments can take to prevent and block coups d'état and executive usurpation. It also contains specific legislative steps and other measures that governments and non-governmental institutions can follow to prepare for anti-coup resistance.

Roses, cedars and orange ribbons: A wave of non-violent revolution
by Hélène Michaud

FIJI: US group e-mail anti-coup handbook to NGOs [Audio interview]

Before the first day of Operation Noble Resolve (onR) reread the Declaration of Independence (The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America) and ask yourself "What would Jefferson do?" The Declaration of Independence is truly one of the greatest documents in sociopolitical history and begs the question are we not at the same place as our Fore-parents were then? Their struggle was with an internal force that sought to dictate and destroy the very livelihood of the citizens within jurisdiction of centralized government of their time. Ironic how today we have a man named George who has committed such similar injuries to civil liberties as our fore-parents did to them.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, July 4th, 1776:

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for
one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected
them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth,
the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and
of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of
mankind requires that they should declare the causes which
impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among
Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of
these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to
abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its
foundation on such principles and organizing its powers
in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect
their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate
that Governments long established should not be changed
for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience
hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while
evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long
train of abuses and usurpation, pursuing invariably the
same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute
Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such
Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

There is also concern that among some who are participating in Operation Noble Resolve are agent who will covertly issue in real martial law or a live nuclear event. Reported in March of 2006 in non corporate media by Paul Joseph Watson in his report "Virginia Training Manual Lists Property Rights Activists As Terrorists":

Shortly after 9/11 a Phoenix FBI manual that was disseminated amongst federal employees at the end of the Clinton term caused waves on the Internet after it was revealed that potential terrorists included, "defenders of the US Constitution against federal government and the UN, " and individuals who "make numerous references to the US Constitution." Lawyers everywhere cowered in fear at being shipped off to Gitmo.
This manual is another surreal and frightening reminder that government officials are being trained to embrace a Gestapo like mentality whereby any political activism or even individualistic outdoor leisure activity is deemed to be suspicious and a possible indication of terrorism.
to read the Virginia manual in full:  http://www.virginianewssource.com/images/VATerrorismManual.pdf

(Paul Joseph Watson's article at  http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/march2006/280306trainingmanual.htm)

This does not mean that everyone or even the majority within the various agencies are part of a anti-democratic coups d'état, but that some of their colleagues maybe acting on the behalf of anti-democratic elements within our infected system of law and order and civil society. So if you are reading this and are participating in Operation Noble Resolve and are devoted to the real ideas of democracy and the values of the US Constitution you may want to question the actions, words and ideas of your colleague and their true intentions. Many working within the operation called Noble Resolve maybe dedicated to the cause of protection of the public, but need to question others in the operations and their intent. So maybe Operation Democracy Restored has been needed for sometime.


If we truly wish to stop such a possible attack then we must start publically talking and loudly about the events leading up to 9/11. To stop Portland from such a disaster we must become as vocal about this information as possible. We must make everyone know of the threat and concern. It MUST be made to be repeated in the corporate media before any such event can happen. Almost every reporter has had some time in Portland and has had experiences or connections here. Though many think that our representatives are worthless or at times involved is such crimes it truly helps to fill their mail boxes, phonelines and e-mail accounts with such concerns. For the more the politicians are "bothered" with such concerns by the populous the more likely we will have them by public concern make comments to the media. What also MUST happen is to find those who have the loudest voices in the media to speak of this concern. We MUST find those who have connections be it family, friends or livelihoods in Portland who would be alarmed at this threat. We MUST get this message around the world and the eyes of the world on Portland so that if Mr Bush or Mr Cheney or their merry band of anti democratic thugs do threaten Portland then the world will deliver justice. If all this is just conjecture and in error about false flags, mock events going live or the anti-democratic forces within our government then at worst such an attention on Portland and the conversations about those horrible tragedies will be a memorial to those of us that have lost, suffered or forever altered our lives do to the events of September 11th and July 7th, but if any of these elements are true then the conversations and spreading of the word could save tens of thousands of lives.

Other valuable resources

Surviving Martial Law guide

For Those Who Want To Know

Posters "Don't Nuke Portland"


 link to www.indybay.org

 link to www.indybay.org

 link to www.indybay.org



If you want people to read 09.Aug.2007 13:22

all of this

you should break it up and post as seperate articles.

Ask Kulongoski to Stop the Nuking of Portland 10.Aug.2007 06:38

Enemy of the State

Ask Kulongoski to Stop the Nuking of Portland

Call on Gov Ted Kulongoski to cancel Operation Noble Resolve

Call on Gov Ted Kulongoski to cancel Operation Noble Resolve at least until some major issues are cleared up over the Presidential Directive 51 and the habit of some strategic games becoming simultaneous real events is fully investigated.

Congressman Peter DeFazio has been blocked in his investigations on the issues surrounding the planned event and its relationship to National Security Presidential Directive 51 which would give Bush dictatorial powers if such a real event like a nuclear attack on Portland did happen. Governor Kulongoski could address this issue and demand that state employees not comply or work with FEMA and other organizations planning Operation Noble Resolve until major issues and questions are satisfactorily answered. On July 20th of 2007 after refusal to have access to documents related to Presidential Directive 5, DeFazio "Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right." The fear is that like the Tube Bombing in London on 7/7 2005 and the 9/11 tragedy there were simultaneous mock events that were similar to the actual events taking place.

contacting Oregon Governor Kulongoski:

Please use one of the following methods if you would like to share an opinion or if the Governor´s Office can be of assistance:

MAIL?Governor Kulongoski?160 State Capitol?900 Court Street?Salem, Oregon 97301-4047?
PHONE?Governor's Citizens' Representative Message Line?503.378.4582


Governor Ted Kulongoski and Governor Christine Gregoire could propose alternatives to Operation Noble Resolve. One alternative could be to have strategic simulations on counter-dictatorial usuption of our federal system. This could be done by having mass teach-ins on administrative noncooperation, civil disobedience and other nonviolent actions as well as civics with mock events simulating a coups d'état in our federal system. In 1983, Dr. Gene Sharp had proposed that creating a civillian based defense using nonviolent tactics would be far more effective against invading and anti democratic forces as well as much more economically sustainable.

The two sister states of Oregon and Washington could host a training and implimentation of a civillian based defense in complete cooperation with the Oregon and Washington State National Guards. We could give such a civics training and mock events even a name like Operation Evergreen. This could be done with the cooperation of the various states' educational systems, liberaries and other organizations both governmental and non-governmental.

Gene Sharp, Civilian-Based Defense: A Post-Military Weapons System (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1990).

Gene Sharp Lecture on Civilian-Based Defense (audio of the 1983 lecture on creating a nonviolent civillian system to counter tryanny)  http://www.fragmentsweb.org/fourtx/sharplec.html

NSPD 51 FROM WHITEHOUSE WEBSITE (for those not familiar with the Presidential Directive)

White House News



Subject: National Continuity Policy


(1) This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes "National Essential Functions," prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency.


(2) In this directive:

(a) "Category" refers to the categories of executive departments and agencies listed in Annex A to this directive;

(b) "Catastrophic Emergency" means any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions;

(c) "Continuity of Government," or "COG," means a coordinated effort within the Federal Government's executive branch to ensure that National Essential Functions continue to be performed during a Catastrophic Emergency;

(d) "Continuity of Operations," or "COOP," means an effort within individual executive departments and agencies to ensure that Primary Mission-Essential Functions continue to be performed during a wide range of emergencies, including localized acts of nature, accidents, and technological or attack-related emergencies;

(e) "Enduring Constitutional Government," or "ECG," means a cooperative effort among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government, coordinated by the President, as a matter of comity with respect to the legislative and judicial branches and with proper respect for the constitutional separation of powers among the branches, to preserve the constitutional framework under which the Nation is governed and the capability of all three branches of government to execute constitutional responsibilities and provide for orderly succession, appropriate transition of leadership, and interoperability and support of the National Essential Functions during a catastrophic emergency;

(f) "Executive Departments and Agencies" means the executive departments enumerated in 5 U.S.C. 101, independent establishments as defined by 5 U.S.C. 104(1), Government corporations as defined by 5 U.S.C. 103(1), and the United States Postal Service;

(g) "Government Functions" means the collective functions of the heads of executive departments and agencies as defined by statute, regulation, presidential direction, or other legal authority, and the functions of the legislative and judicial branches;

(h) "National Essential Functions," or "NEFs," means that subset of Government Functions that are necessary to lead and sustain the Nation during a catastrophic emergency and that, therefore, must be supported through COOP and COG capabilities; and

(i) "Primary Mission Essential Functions," or "PMEFs," means those Government Functions that must be performed in order to support or implement the performance of NEFs before, during, and in the aftermath of an emergency.


(3) It is the policy of the United States to maintain a comprehensive and effective continuity capability composed of Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government programs in order to ensure the preservation of our form of government under the Constitution and the continuing performance of National Essential Functions under all conditions.

Implementation Actions

(4) Continuity requirements shall be incorporated into daily operations of all executive departments and agencies. As a result of the asymmetric threat environment, adequate warning of potential emergencies that could pose a significant risk to the homeland might not be available, and therefore all continuity planning shall be based on the assumption that no such warning will be received. Emphasis will be placed upon geographic dispersion of leadership, staff, and infrastructure in order to increase survivability and maintain uninterrupted Government Functions. Risk management principles shall be applied to ensure that appropriate operational readiness decisions are based on the probability of an attack or other incident and its consequences.

(5) The following NEFs are the foundation for all continuity programs and capabilities and represent the overarching responsibilities of the Federal Government to lead and sustain the Nation during a crisis, and therefore sustaining the following NEFs shall be the primary focus of

the Federal Government leadership during and in the aftermath of an emergency that adversely affects the performance of Government Functions:

(a) Ensuring the continued functioning of our form of government under the Constitution, including the functioning of the three separate branches of government;

(b) Providing leadership visible to the Nation and the world and maintaining the trust and confidence of the American people;

(c) Defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and preventing or interdicting attacks against the United States or its people, property, or interests;

(d) Maintaining and fostering effective relationships with foreign nations;

(e) Protecting against threats to the homeland and bringing to justice perpetrators of crimes or attacks against the United States or its people, property, or interests;

(f) Providing rapid and effective response to and recovery from the domestic consequences of an attack or other incident;

(g) Protecting and stabilizing the Nation's economy and ensuring public confidence in its financial systems; and

(h) Providing for critical Federal Government services that address the national health, safety, and welfare needs of the United States.

(6) The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government. In order to advise and assist the President in that function, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (APHS/CT) is hereby designated as the National Continuity Coordinator. The National Continuity Coordinator, in coordination with the Assistant to the President for National

Security Affairs (APNSA), without exercising directive authority, shall coordinate the development and implementation of continuity policy for executive departments and agencies. The Continuity Policy Coordination Committee (CPCC), chaired by a Senior Director from the Homeland Security Council staff, designated by the National Continuity Coordinator, shall be the main day-to-day forum for such policy coordination.

(7) For continuity purposes, each executive department and agency is assigned to a category in accordance with the nature and characteristics of its national security roles and

responsibilities in support of the Federal Government's ability to sustain the NEFs. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall serve as the President's lead agent for coordinating overall

continuity operations and activities of executive departments and agencies, and in such role shall perform the responsibilities set forth for the Secretary in sections 10 and 16 of this directive.

(8) The National Continuity Coordinator, in consultation with the heads of appropriate executive departments and agencies, will lead the development of a National Continuity Implementation Plan (Plan), which shall include prioritized goals and objectives, a concept of operations, performance metrics by which to measure continuity readiness, procedures for continuity and incident management activities, and clear direction to executive department and agency continuity coordinators, as well as guidance to promote interoperability of Federal Government continuity programs and procedures with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate. The Plan shall be submitted to the President for approval not later than 90 days after the date of this directive.

(9) Recognizing that each branch of the Federal Government is responsible for its own continuity programs, an official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President shall ensure that the executive branch's COOP and COG policies in support of ECG efforts are appropriately coordinated with those of

the legislative and judicial branches in order to ensure interoperability and allocate national assets efficiently to maintain a functioning Federal Government.

(10) Federal Government COOP, COG, and ECG plans and operations shall be appropriately integrated with the emergency plans and capabilities of State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to promote interoperability and to prevent redundancies and conflicting lines of authority. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall coordinate the integration of Federal continuity plans and operations with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to provide for the delivery of essential services during an emergency.

(11) Continuity requirements for the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and executive departments and agencies shall include the following:

(a) The continuation of the performance of PMEFs during any emergency must be for a period up to 30 days or until normal operations can be resumed, and the capability to be fully operational at alternate sites as soon as possible after the occurrence of an emergency, but not later than 12 hours after COOP activation;

(b) Succession orders and pre-planned devolution of authorities that ensure the emergency delegation of authority must be planned and documented in advance in accordance with applicable law;

(c) Vital resources, facilities, and records must be safeguarded, and official access to them must be provided;

(d) Provision must be made for the acquisition of the resources necessary for continuity operations on an emergency basis;

(e) Provision must be made for the availability and redundancy of critical communications capabilities at alternate sites in order to support connectivity between

and among key government leadership, internal elements, other executive departments and agencies, critical partners, and the public;

(f) Provision must be made for reconstitution capabilities that allow for recovery from a catastrophic emergency and resumption of normal operations; and

(g) Provision must be made for the identification, training, and preparedness of personnel capable of relocating to alternate facilities to support the continuation of the performance of PMEFs.

(12) In order to provide a coordinated response to escalating threat levels or actual emergencies, the Continuity of Government Readiness Conditions (COGCON) system establishes executive branch continuity program readiness levels, focusing

on possible threats to the National Capital Region. The President will determine and issue the COGCON Level. Executive departments and agencies shall comply with the requirements and

assigned responsibilities under the COGCON program. During COOP activation, executive departments and agencies shall report their readiness status to the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Secretary's designee.

(13) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall:

(a) Conduct an annual assessment of executive department and agency continuity funding requests and performance data that are submitted by executive departments and agencies as part of the annual budget request process, in order to monitor progress in the implementation of the Plan and the execution of continuity budgets;

(b) In coordination with the National Continuity Coordinator, issue annual continuity planning guidance for the development of continuity budget requests; and

(c) Ensure that heads of executive departments and agencies prioritize budget resources for continuity capabilities, consistent with this directive.

(14) The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall:

(a) Define and issue minimum requirements for continuity communications for executive departments and agencies, in consultation with the APHS/CT, the APNSA, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Chief of Staff to the President;

(b) Establish requirements for, and monitor the development, implementation, and maintenance of, a comprehensive communications architecture to integrate continuity components, in consultation with the APHS/CT, the APNSA, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Chief of Staff to the President; and

(c) Review quarterly and annual assessments of continuity communications capabilities, as prepared pursuant to section 16(d) of this directive or otherwise, and report the results and recommended remedial actions to the National Continuity Coordinator.

(15) An official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President shall:

(a) Advise the President, the Chief of Staff to the President, the APHS/CT, and the APNSA on COGCON operational execution options; and

(b) Consult with the Secretary of Homeland Security in order to ensure synchronization and integration of continuity activities among the four categories of executive departments and agencies.

(16) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:

(a) Coordinate the implementation, execution, and assessment of continuity operations and activities;

(b) Develop and promulgate Federal Continuity Directives in order to establish continuity planning requirements for executive departments and agencies;

(c) Conduct biennial assessments of individual department and agency continuity capabilities as prescribed by the Plan and report the results to the President through the APHS/CT;

(d) Conduct quarterly and annual assessments of continuity communications capabilities in consultation with an official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President;

(e) Develop, lead, and conduct a Federal continuity training and exercise program, which shall be incorporated into the National Exercise Program developed pursuant to Homeland Security Presidential Directive-8 of December 17, 2003 ("National Preparedness"), in consultation with an

official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President;

(f) Develop and promulgate continuity planning guidance to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators;

(g) Make available continuity planning and exercise funding, in the form of grants as provided by law, to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators; and

(h) As Executive Agent of the National Communications System, develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive continuity communications architecture.

(17) The Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall produce a biennial assessment of the foreign and domestic threats to the Nation's continuity of government.

(18) The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall provide secure, integrated, Continuity of Government communications to the President, the Vice President, and, at a minimum, Category I executive departments and agencies.

(19) Heads of executive departments and agencies shall execute their respective department or agency COOP plans in response to a localized emergency and shall:

(a) Appoint a senior accountable official, at the Assistant Secretary level, as the Continuity Coordinator for the department or agency;

(b) Identify and submit to the National Continuity Coordinator the list of PMEFs for the department or agency and develop continuity plans in support of the NEFs and the continuation of essential functions under all conditions;

(c) Plan, program, and budget for continuity capabilities consistent with this directive;

(d) Plan, conduct, and support annual tests and training, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, in order to evaluate program readiness and ensure adequacy and viability of continuity plans and communications systems; and

(e) Support other continuity requirements, as assigned by category, in accordance with the nature and characteristics of its national security roles and responsibilities

General Provisions

(20) This directive shall be implemented in a manner that is consistent with, and facilitates effective implementation of, provisions of the Constitution concerning succession to the Presidency or the exercise of its powers, and the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 (3 U.S.C. 19), with consultation of the Vice President and, as appropriate, others involved. Heads of executive departments and agencies shall ensure that appropriate

support is available to the Vice President and others involved as necessary to be prepared at all times to implement those provisions.

(21) This directive:

(a) Shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and the authorities of agencies, or heads of agencies, vested by law, and subject to the availability of appropriations;

(b) Shall not be construed to impair or otherwise affect (i) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budget, administrative, and legislative proposals, or (ii) the authority of the Secretary of Defense over the Department of Defense, including the chain of command for military forces from the President, to the Secretary of Defense, to the commander of military forces, or military command and control procedures; and

(c) Is not intended to, and does not, create any rights or benefits, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, its

agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

(22) Revocation. Presidential Decision Directive 67 of October 21, 1998 ("Enduring Constitutional Government and Continuity of Government Operations"), including all Annexes thereto, is hereby revoked.

(23) Annex A and the classified Continuity Annexes, attached hereto, are hereby incorporated into and made a part of this directive.

(24) Security. This directive and the information contained herein shall be protected from unauthorized disclosure, provided that, except for Annex A, the Annexes attached to this directive are classified and shall be accorded appropriate handling, consistent with applicable Executive Orders.



date of exercise 10.Aug.2007 12:19

anonymous gtequinn@hotmail.com

what is the date of this, why put an article out there and
not give the date of when this is supposed to take place