Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Martial Law Watch, Fascist Budget + News

Lieberman responds to report on military’s role in homeland security preparedness http://continuitycentral.com/news03751.htm

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., has reacted to a new report by the Commission on National Guard and Reserves entitled, ‘Transforming the National Guard and Reserves into a 21st-Century Operation Force.’
The report, requested by Congress, makes several homeland security recommendations, including that the Department of Defense (DoD) plan and train for a major role in responding to large-scale catastrophes in support of the Department of Homeland Security. It recommends that National Guard and Reserve forces take the lead in DoD operations during a homeland disaster and that rapid responders be properly manned, trained, and equipped at the highest level of readiness........
U.S. sees Russia, China, OPEC financial threat
WASHINGTON, Feb 5 - The United States is worried that Russia, China and OPEC oil-producing countries could use their growing financial clout to advance political goals, the top U.S. spy chief told Congress on Tuesday.
Such economic matters joined terrorism, nuclear proliferation and computer-network vulnerabilities as top U.S. security threats described by National Director of Intelligence Michael McConnell in an annual assessment.
McConnell said U.S. intelligence agencies had "concerns about the financial capabilities of Russia, China and OPEC countries and the potential use of their market access to exert financial leverage to political ends."...... * (current geopolitical analysis in a nutshell)
'Dragon Warrior'

U.S. Army Europe Signal Battalion prepares for future during network exercise 'Dragon Warrior' http://www.eucom.mil/english/FullStory.asp?art=1557

GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — Army Sgt. Eric Lewis, 72nd Signal Battalion of U.S. Army Europe's 5th Signal Command, raises a line-of-site antenna during the battalion's network exercise "Dragon Warrior" here. (Department of Defense photo by Army Sgt. Elizabeth Sheridan)

GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — Signal waves and U.S. Army Europe Soldiers blanketed the Bavarian fields here during a network training exercise dubbed "Dragon Warrior."The doubleheader exercise began in January, when Soldiers from the 72nd Signal Battalion of USAREUR's 5th Signal Command packed up convoys at their headquarters in Mannheim, Germany with their newly fielded Joint Network Node equipment for deployment to "Graf."

National Guard Multi-Agency WMD Response Exercise Scheduled for Pitt County(NC) http://www.witntv.com/home/headlines/15326061.html

Pitt County agencies, and Soldiers and Airmen of the North Carolina National Guard 42nd Civil Support Team, headquartered in Greenville, are scheduled to participate in a multi-agency exercise at the Pitt County Fairgrounds Wednesday, February 6, 2008.
The exercise at the fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 264 Bypass North, simulates a Weapons of Mass Destruction event in Pitt County. Many specialized vehicles and military helicopters will be in operation in the area near or on the Pitt County Fairgrounds. Personnel may be wearing protective suits and simulate military operations including detonation of training devices. .......

Australia to pull out of 'quad' that excludes China
NEW DELHI: The US-Japan-Australia-India quadrilateral has hit a new hurdle. During the first strategic dialogue between Australia and China this week, the new Australian foreign minister Stephen Smith assured Beijing that Canberra would pull out of the "quad". Australia will keep the dialogue going with Washington and Tokyo but wants to keep India out. Australian media quoted Smith as saying that during his recent visit to China and Japan, he informed both countries that Australia would not be attending any more of the four-way security meetings. "I indicated when I was in Japan that Australia would not be proposing to have a dialogue of that nature," Smith said. The opposition to the "quadrilateral", a grouping that was enthusiastically embraced by former prime ministers Shinzo Abe and John Howard, was expected to heighten under both Yasuo Fukuda and the Mandarin-speaking Kevin Rudd. The Australian decision to tilt openly towards Beijing will have inevitable consequences in New Delhi, said sources, refusing to be named.......
"Cyber Storm" (update)

In major US drill, disaster threatens the nation from the sky, the land _ and from computers
"The upcoming "Cyber Storm 2" in March also will simulate electronic attacks against chemical plants and communication lines, and include targets in California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia."
Beijing conducts anti-terror drill in subway

BEIJING, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Beijing started an anti-terrorist exercise in subway stations across the city as part of Olympic preparations, Xinhua news agency reported, citing subway sources.
The exercise was conducted on Sunday at two transfer stations and a station at the site of the Olympic village, the agency said.
"This is a trial. We plan to have all 90 stations equipped with security-checking facilities to guarantee secure running of the Olympics," Xinhua quoted a subway worker surnamed Zhang as saying.
Subway stations would be equipped with X-ray machines for hand luggage, similar to those at China's airports and major train stations, the agency said.
China last year said terrorist attacks posed the biggest threat to the Games and has intensified security measures against militants, as well as cracking down on dissidents and protesters....

White House Requests $515 Billion for the Pentagon

Pentagon comptroller Tina Jonas discusses the agency's $515.4 billion proposed budget for fiscal 2009 in a news conference with Vice Adm. P. Stephen Stanley of the Joint Staff. (By Alex Wong -- Getty Images)

See also:FACTBOX: Budget plans for biggest U.S. weapons systems: http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNews/idUSN0461774320080204

Homeland Security Would Get 11% Bump

Budget Request Funds 43,000 More Soldiers

The future of network-centric surveillance

Federal buildings become Real ID zones

Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces 6.8 Percent Increase in Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request

Continue to Protect Our Nation from Dangerous People *(like honest an decent Americans onto this scam!!!! that's the real threat to these Fascists)
The Department of Homeland Security’s main priority is to prevent terrorist attacks against the nation and to protect our nation from dangerous people. DHS will continue to prevent the entry of terrorists while facilitating the legitimate flow of people by strengthening border security efforts and continuing to gain effective control of America’s borders. Requested funding for the following initiatives will support this significant goal:....

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