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Special Y2K Report

From Andrew Gause
Author of the book, ""Y2Kaos"

"If population centers go without power more than 72 hours, we'll activate Schwarzkopf and go to Martial Law - it's automatic."

[Note: The purpose of this report is not to creat panic - but to inform. Only an informed citizenry has the capability to demand of its representatives a national emergency response plan consistent with maintaining civil liberties gauranteed by the Constitution of the United States.]


According to sources in the Emergency Management Network and officers at  the National Guard Bureau, there is a growing probability that sometime around January 1, 2000, the United States will be placed under a Presidential Declaration of Martial Law for the first time in US history.

Some estimate that the move tomartial law could come even sooner - with a federalization and mobilization of America's 480,000 National Guard Troops occurring sometime in December of 1999. In anticipation of this scenario, all scheduled December 1999 and January 2000 leaves for National Guardsmen have been cancelled. National Guardsmen and all Federal military employees will be paid their January 2000 salaries in December of 1999 in a stated effort to improve their morale in the face of being separated from their families during the Christmas holidays.


According to a former Utah State Representative, the National Guard Bureau in Washington has scheduled a "mock Y2K mobilization" on May 1st of this year (1999). The exercise, called COMEX/MOBEX, will be staged in cooperation with FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) and other unnamed federal agencies. The exercise will simulate conditions during a Y2K "meltdown" - where standard communication lines and phone service will be knocked out. The Guard will utilize a High Frequency radio system run by generators to bypass normal satellite telephone communication channels.


While officials in the US avoid commenting on the possibility of military intervention to restore order following a crumbling of the domestic infrastructure due to the Y2K phenomena, Canada has publicly announced that its 32,000 man military force has been given, as its "highest priority", the order to prepare for "the potential disruption of major infrastructure systems which would require Canadian Forces to support civil authorities". The Canadian Navy has been notified that its fleet may be required anchored in dock to serve as garrisons, power plants, field hospitals, and soup kitchens. Toronto's 5,000 man police force has been given "no leave" dates of December 27th through January 9th of 2000.


In legal terms, Martial Law is "Temporary complete comtrol by military authorities imposed on a civilian population when civil unrest, economic crisis, a major disaster, war, or other national emergency that threatens the public safety as determined by the Commander-in-Chief or the Secretary of Defense." Martial law may be imposed on a state level by authority of a Governor in his role as Commander in Chief of his State's Military forces.


According to FEMA official John Brinkerhoff, "Martial law suspends all prior existing law, functions, systems and programs of civil government. By 'all' one means all courts, mails, garbage collection, fire fighting, agriculture, aviation control, schools, toll bridges - in a word, all."


Per the United States Marine Corps Training Manual FM-21, civilian population control measures may include:
     a) establishing restricted areas,
     b) imposition of curfews,
     c) relocation of civilians, including limiting the nature and amount of personal items civilians are allowed to bring to relocation zones,
     d) disarming of civilian population,
     e) supervision of all harvesting, distribution, and sale of food,
     f) searches of individuals, vehicles, and dwellings,
     g) offering bribes, rewards and inducements for civilians who will inform the authorities as to the possession of illegal weapons, restricted articles, or unauthorized food that may be in the possession of other civilians,
     h) establishment of clandestine intelligence networks for covert inspection and enforcement of all rules and regulations posted by military or civilian authorities,
     i) restrictions on communications and transportation, radio transmitters may be included among the restricted articles. mail censorship may be imposed, printed matter such as books and newspapers may be controlled or prohibited. Road blocks and check points may be established where strict control may be exercized and individual persons may be searched,
     j) all meetings and assemblies will be carefully observed, special permits may be required to hold public meetings, entertainment and sporting events, and religious services,
     k) registration of all civilians may be ordered. Civilian records, business payrolls and similar sources may be searched to insure that no person escapes registration.


Under Martial Law, raw materials, livestock, foods, supplies, produce, and other commodities may be commandeered by authorities and transported for use or consumption in another region.


According to one state Emergency Management official with extensive military training, a widespread disruption in the power and communications infrastructure could only be dealt with under martial law. "From an emergency response perspective, local emergency management organizations have resources for about 72 hours of disaster relief. In a true national disaster, you'd have to take a quantum leap in a hurry and put everything under military control because they are the entity with the command and communication channels to coordinate a large-scale disaster relief campaign." Secondly, from a national security standpoint, a presence in the population centers during a time when critical infrastructures are damaged is seen as an important deterrent to antipathetic interests possibly looking for ways to take advantage of a weakened American defence posture.


When the severity of a situation exceeds local and state capabilities, the Governor can request that the President declare a disaster, leading to the commitment of Federal resources. At that time, FEMA takes the lead in coordinating federal assistance. FEMA coordinates the federal government's response to state and local authorities for disasters and civil emergencies under the authority and provisions of The Robert T. Stafford Disaster and Emergency Assistance Act. Under this Act, the Department of Defense provides assistance to civilians under FEMA's instructions. The Military terms such aid to civilian populations "Operations Others Than War" (OOTW). In such operations, the military resources temporarily support and augment - they do not replace - the local, state, and federal civilian agencies that have primary authority and responsibility for domestic disaster assistance.


Under Martial Law, the authority of the military command is complete and plenary, and usurps the authority of all civil agencies, including the judicial and legislative branches of government. Military Domestic Disaster Assistance is temporary, and the military is under the direction of civilian agencies.


Martial Law suspends the Constitution and nullifies your rights under law. Now is the time to contact your elected representative and demand full disclosure of the Federal government's disaster response plan for January 2000. Also perform a comprehensive check of family finances to determine what is at risk.

Mr Gause, author of the book "Y2Kaos" and "The Secret World of Money" is the chief numismatist as SDL inc.
He is responsible for the daily trading of all gold and silver coins for the firm and its clients.
To learn more about Y2K and how to protect your finances, contact Mr Gause at 1-800-468-2646


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