'Civil support' apparatus appears, Oh noes: Obama creates executive council of governors (to control post-apocalyptic FEMA martial law government I suppose)

Article I Section 10 Clause 3....

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

LOL ""The Governors' Council now has direct control. Fear will keep the people in line. The last remnants of the Republic have been swept away."

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via freeper montag813

This is definitely not good news.

“The formation of the Council of Governors was required by the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act which stated, “The President shall establish a bipartisan Council of Governors to advise the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the National Guard and civil support missions.” (NDAA FY2008, Sec 1822)”

I heard about this sneeky Governors' Council prospect a while ago, and now it is here!! Have no doubt that it's the front -- indeed, a primary front -- for advancing NORTHCOM's agenda to militarize the 'battlespace' of the United States itself.

Recently a state government official told me in hushed tones about how the benign euphemism 'civil support' actually means essentially the backdoor to Posse Comitatus restrictions on domestic military activity. Search for 'civil support teams' and you'll get the idea.

Notice how this whole thing reeks of NORTHCOM and the Pentagon. Shades of Oliver North and Rex84 to be sure.

Via Cryptogon.com the observation that the 10 governors matches the 10 FEMA regions of Doom!: Obama Establishes Council of Governors Via Executive Order: “Synchronization and Integration of State and Federal Military Activities in the United States”. Plenty more on Cryptogon, don't miss it.

Moar commentariat: LiveLeak.com - Obama Decrees: a Federal Council of Governors, American Republic replaced by “Council of Governors”?, LA TIMES: Whereas said Barack Obama orders up a new Council of Governors to talk security stuff, and the Freeper thread on it. Some Freepers of course argue that this is an unconstitutional blurring of the state and federal levels. As one asks: "Because this sounds like the Feds trying to cloak their intended attempt to federalize the state militias and National Guards with the consensus of only 10 selected Governors?" Yah.

Also well noted by paulycy: "At the same time if they are creating parallel structures of command and control to the ones that already exist then at some point the feds can shut down the existing govt entities and put its own fully-controlled and extra-constitutional infrastructure in to full power...... We need to learn more about this and any other action to set up parallel control structures and state-nullifying measures."

Wicked fantasies like this one are rolling around. The RAND Corporation proposes a US militarized police force, why not?! More spooky stuff from a decade ago.

Very soon I will try to get the story out about what their plan is for Minnesota, that's a whole ball of wax itself. Can you say National Guard drug intelligence operatives in local police forces, running I2 identity intelligence softwares?

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 11, 2010

EXECUTIVE ORDER

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,including section 1822 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-181), and in order to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State governments to protect our Nation and its people and property, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Council of Governors.

(a) There is established a Council of Governors (Council).The Council shall consist of 10 State Governors appointed bythe President (Members), of whom no more than five shall be of the same political party. The term of service for each Member appointed to serve on the Council shall be 2 years, but a Member may be reappointed for additional terms.

(b) The President shall designate two Members, who shall not be members of the same political party, to serve asCo-Chairs of the Council.

Sec. 2. Functions. The Council shall meet at the call of the Secretary of Defense or the Co-Chairs of the Council to exchange views, information, or advice with the Secretary of Defense; the Secretary of Homeland Security; the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs; the Commander, United States Northern Command; the Chief, National Guard Bureau; the Commandant of the Coast Guard; and other appropriate officials of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, and appropriate officials of other executive departments or agencies as may be designated by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of Homeland Security. Such views, information, or advice shall concern:

(a) matters involving the National Guard of the variousStates;

(b) homeland defense;

(c) civil support;

(d) synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and

(e) other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.

Sec. 3. Administration.

(a) The Secretary of Defense shall designate an Executive Director to coordinate the work of the Council.

(b) Members shall serve without compensation for their work on the Council. However, Members shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law.

(c) Upon the joint request of the Co-Chairs of the Council, the Secretary of Defense shall, to theextent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, provide the Council with administrative support,assignment or detail of personnel, and information as may benecessary for the performance of the Council's functions.

(d) The Council may establish subcommittees of the Council. These subcommittees shall consist exclusively of Members of the Council and any designated employees of a Memberwith authority to act on the Member's behalf, as appropriate toaid the Council in carrying out its functions under this order.

(e) The Council may establish a charter that is consistentwith the terms of this order to refine further its purpose, scope, and objectives and to allocate duties, as appropriate,among members.

Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this order:

(a) the term "State" has the meaning provided inparagraph (15) of section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002(6 U.S.C. 101(15)); and

(b) the term "Governor" has the meaning provided inparagraph (5) of section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford DisasterRelief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(5)).

(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair orotherwise affect:

(1) the authority granted by law to adepartment, agency, or the head thereof; or

(2) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary,administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistentwith applicable law and subject to the availability ofappropriations.

Sec. 5. General Provisions. more

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, createany right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable atlaw or in equity by any party against the United States, itsdepartments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, oragents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,January 11, 2010. ###

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