(b) Purpose of National Emergency Centers- The purpose of a national emergency center shall be to use existing infrastructure--I suppose it's number (4) above which prompted the ever-excitable WorldNetDaily to quickly label these facilities "detention camps" for "corralling civilians on military installations". All jumping to paranoid conclusions aside, doesn't this sound just a little bit like the kinds of facilities needed for Rahm Emanuel's creepy little plan for 18- to 25-year-olds?
(1) to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster;
(2) to provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of Federal, State, and local first responders;
(3) to provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations; and
(4) to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Monday, February 02, 2009
First signs of "Civilian National Security Force"?
A bill introduced in the house by Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) - H.R. 645 - would provide $360M over FY09 and FY10 to "establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations." What for, you ask?