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FEMA vs. Your Constitutional Rights
[This series of texts is reproduced with permission from
a special supplement to _The Spotlight_, May 25, 1992.
300 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
This text may be freely reproduced provided acknowledgement to
The Spotlight appears, including the above address.]
AMERICANS `COMPUTERIZED' BY FEMA
By Warren Hough and Martin Mann
Exclusive to The Spotlight
Washington, DC -- Fort Meade, Maryland is the government's most tightly
guarded installation (it houses, among others, the secret National Security
Agency). In an unmarked, windowless office building on the grounds of Fort
Meade, hundreds of thousands of American citizens are being "computerized"
by technicians on the payroll of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
"Administratively, this place is the equivalent of an unlisted
telephone," explained a former senior official of FEMA, who agreed to an
interview on condition that his identity be protected. "It has no official
existence. There is no listing for it, no traceable designation. But it's
there, idling quietly, like a doomsday bomb waiting for its moment in
The task of FEMA's secret data control annex at Fort Meade is to
develop so-called CAPs -- the term stands for "crisis action programs" --
to be implemented in national emergencies. The term was originally used to
denote disaster relief plans at the Federal Preparedness Agency, once a
department of the General Services Administration, now merged into FEMA.
But the computerized action plans instrumented at Fort Meade have
nothing to do with aiding victims of hurricanes or other natural disasters.
They are blueprints for taking over the U.S. government and converting it
into a command system under the "emergency management" of federal
Privately, congressional investigators, intelligence analysts and
veteran Washington newsmen familiar with the inner machinery of the vast
federal bureaucracy have long expressed concern and anxiety about FEMA. An
"umbrella administration" born in 1978 when President Jimmy Carter combined
the disaster and emergency response functions of nearly a dozen scattered
federal outposts into a single agency, FEMA has always been known as an
"activist" and secretive fraternity.
Under Louis Giuffrida, appointed FEMA director by President Ronald
Reagan in 1981, the agency developed a top-secret project for arresting
tens of thousands of "suspect aliens" along with troublesome critics and
dissenters whom the White House found annoying enough to be labeled
Tagged Operation Rex 84, these un-Constitutional plans were first
discovered and revealed by this populist newspaper in a series of exclusive
investigative reports in the April 23 and May 14, 1984 issues.
But although The SPOTLIGHT's expose wrecked FEMA's plans for setting
up mass "emergency detention centers" -- and cost Giuffrida his post as
director -- secret preparations for "[ensuring] the continuity of the
federal government" in ill-defined "emergencies" remained the major concern
of FEMA's senior officials.
"Those words, enunciated by President Gerald Ford in Executive Order
11921, were understood by FEMA to mean that one day they would be in charge
of the country," explained Dr. Henry Kliemann, a political scientist at
Boston University. "As these bureaucrats saw it, FEMA's real mission was
to wait, prepare and then take over when some `situation' seemed serious
enough to turn the United States into a police state."
To illustrate FEMA's conspiratorial core, knowledgeable Washington
intelligence sources cited the instance of the 1989 visit by President
George Bush to Cartagena, Colombia, to attend a so-called regional drug
summit with three Latin American presidents.
"There wee rumors of a terrorist threat against Bush by Colombian drug
hit squads," recounted Monroe H. Brown, a former federal security officer
with long years of service in Miami. "Teams of Secret Service, FBI and CIA
agents were mobilized to find out how serious the threat was, while back in
Washington, FEMA went to work on an emergency program in case the
presidential plane was hit by a Stinger missile somewhere over Colombia."
FEMA's emergency measures included preparations to round up more than
10,000 Americans "redlined" in the agency's computers as "activists,
supporters or sympathizers of terrorism in the United States," explained
In August 1990, after Iraq invaded Kuwait, FEMA got ready to deal with
"terrorist emergencies" in the United States by churning up the same old
discredited computer compilation of "terrorist supporters and
sympathizers," adding thousands of names to it and alerting the U.S. Army
to set up detention camps to hold these innocent victims of its
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