Saturday, November 6, 2010

Homeland Security To “Regionalize” Emergency Supplies Over Next 90 Days

A phone interview with Sharon Bylier of The Dept of Homeland Security, revealed that H.S. is stepping up regionalizing disaster supplies. Simply put, they are taking emergency items that are currently centralized in Washington, D.C., and distributing them nationally. Sort of like a mobilization of suppies. Their plan is to complete the supply of fifteen H.S. warehouses around the country in the next three months. Ms. Bylier is quoted as saying “we have worked hard the last six months to meet our local objectives.” She continued “the goals of Homeland Security are in sight.” It’s difficult to know if this is a good or bad omen. No comment was offered as to why this program has been given so much urgency at this time. It’s nice to know we’re ready. But ready for What?
Source: Independence News
In a previous report we brought our readers a view of how the U.S. government has been preparing for emergencies and disasters for decades. They’ve stocked not only food, but built underground bunkers, stored seed varieties to restart agriculture in the event of a global catastrophe, and designed secondary systems of government (e.g. the shadow government, martial law) in the event of events such as economic collapse, nuclear war and even asteroid collisions.
That the U.S. government is preparing for wide-scale, far-from-equilibrium scenarios is evident.
According to some reports, there has been an acceleration within the emergency planning elements of our government, as if they are anticipating some type of event in the near future. Anecdotal evidence from freeze dried food manufacturers and private bunker construction firms indicates that the government is rapidly purchasing supplies, often leading to shortages for civilians trying to do the same.
The Independence News report from above indicates that Homeland Security is now actively moving eggs from one basket and distributing those eggs to multiple facilities across the country. From a preparedness standpoint, DHS seems to at least have some foresight, as a national emergency in, for example, California, would lead to serious supply problems if all of the food, medical supplies and water were located nearly 3000 miles away in Washington D.C.
Given the current economic, social and political atmosphere in the United States, combined with the reports of accelerated governmental preparedness programs, one might assume that the emergency supplies are being prepared for specific actions and/or events to occur at a date in the near future.
According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety the regionalization of homeland security plan is, “focused on establishing a common sense, logical governance structure and process to facilitate local, community level engagement in not only grant funding priorities and strategies, but other homeland security related decisions.” The regionalization strategies are designed to facilitate emergency response on multiple levels including, but not limited to, governance, medical services, and law enforcement.
For those planning on utilizing DHS secured emergency supplies, we warn that the benevolent “goals” of DHS in this regard have not been made completely clear to the American public. Can we assume that the regionalization of these supplies is for the direct benefit of regular people, or will they be used to re-supply emergency responders, law enforcement and military personnel only?
The DHS has not provided any inventory information on what type of goods are being regionalized and what the capabilities of DHS, FEMA and local government would be in the event of an emergency in a particular region.
How much food is being stored, how will it be distributed, and who will be in control of distribution if the worst happens?
Whatever the case, we have to continue to assume that any region-specific or national emergency will lead to complete pandemonium in the populace, which explains why much of the regionalization focus as outlined by Missouri DPS is focused on governance and law enforcement.
By FEMA’s own admission, if the SHTF, they may not be able to provide adequate food, water and emergency services for days, perhaps weeks.

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