Skip to comments.Obama gives himself control of all communication systems in America
Posted on 07/12/2013 10:52:18 AM PDT by Lorianne
Note: original date is a year ago. Edited time: July 11, 2013 15:48
US President Barack Obama quietly signed his name to an Executive Order on Friday, allowing the White House to control all private communications in the country in the name of national security.
President Obama released his latest Executive Order on Friday, July 6, a 2,205-word statement offered as the Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions. And although the president chose not to commemorate the signing with much fanfare, the powers he provides to himself and the federal government under the latest order are among the most far-reaching yet of any of his executive decisions.
The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions, the president begins the order. Survivable, resilient, enduring and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial and tribal governments; private sector entities; and the public, allies and other nations.
President Obama adds that it is necessary for the government to be able to reach anyone in the country during situations it considers critical, writing, Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies and improve national resilience. Later the president explains that such could be done by establishing a joint industry-Government center that is capable of assisting in the initiation, coordination, restoration and reconstitution of NS/EP [national security and emergency preparedness] communications services or facilities under all conditions of emerging threats, crisis or emergency.
The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of NS/EP communications policies, programs and capabilities, he adds.
On the governments official website for the National Communications Systems, the government explains that that infrastructure includes wireline, wireless, satellite, cable, and broadcasting, and provides the transport networks that support the Internet and other key information systems, suggesting that the president has indeed effectively just allowed himself to control the countrys Internet access.
In order to allow the White House to reach anyone within the US, the president has put forth a plan to establish a high-level committee calling from agents with the Department of Homeland Security, Pentagon, Federal Communications Commission and other government divisions to ensure that his new executive order can be implemented.
In explaining the order, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) writes that the president has authorized the DHS "the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications."
In Section 5 of his order, President Obama outlines the specific department and agency responsibilities that will see through his demands. In a few paragraphs, President Obama explains that Executive Committee that will oversee his order must be supplied with the technical support necessary to develop and maintain plans adequate to provide for the security and protection of NS/EP communications, and that that same body will be in tasked with dispatching that communiqué to the Federal Government and State, local, territorial and trial governments, by means of commercial, Government and privately owned communications resources.
Later, the president announces that the Department of Homeland Security will be tasked with drafting a plan during the next 60 days to explain how the DHS will command the governments Emergency Telecommunications Service, as well as other telecom conduits. In order to be able to spread the White Houses message across the country, President Obama also asks for the purchasing of equipment and services that will enable such.
The day telecommunications was nationalized...
I said it then, and I’ll say it again now: LEARN HAM RADIO!
THEY CANNOT CONTROL THE AIRWAVES!
Learn radio, learn how to create basic radios and stockpile parts. They may be able to monitor but they can’t pinpoint without a constant broadcast. Mobile HAM radios are cheap.
I suppose that’ll be the day when bullets fly.
Very very good advice
Now your satellite TV will have 256 channels of “uhhhh.”
The POTUS has always had command and control over the broadcast and telecommunications networks, this is nothing new. It’s just sloppy thinking to believe that he or anyone else can “control the airwaves”. Only Mother Nature can do that.
HAM towers will be taken out by drones.
When this god talks — all must listen
Obama is moving into the same league as Stalin and Hitler.
“HAM towers will be taken out by drones.”
And the feds have the address and GPS coordinates on every ham licensed operator.
Get your license and get mapped for easy removal.
They’ve taken the Clacks?
And so we Progress. - Moist von Lipwig.
Drones are not invulnerable.
* Learn radio, learn how to create basic radios and stockpile parts *
A crystal radio receiver can be built out of mostly homemade parts. You can always listen. I can hear Cuba on a radio that uses no batteries, electricity or amplifier 1100 miles away. You might be able to find out what is going on from other countries if the US communication is shut down for a phony “crisis”.
It would be a VERY good idea to gather up all the mobile CB and ham radios that you can find.
Wolfman Jack will still be out there broadcasting from an undisclosed location.
The Nazis made sure that all new radios manufactured could only hear stations on their frequencies.
The sound of our rights and freedoms being slowly taken away by this illegally nominated person sitting behind the big desk in the Oval Office of the People’s House.
But as long as “The View”, Bill Maher and Jon Stewart tell us everything is fine, the sheeple won’t say boo to a goose.
Tinfoil worthy thought - or not?
He can’t control my CB radios or my amateur radios.
That’s right. Himmler would be very jealous.
To round things out, get a CB and even the short range UHF FRS/GMRS radios too.
what TF is a ham tower
No license needed to buy a radio,for now
Just hang a cheap lightweigth relay on a ballon, either tethered to last a long time or just adrift to last a little shorter.
CB, while widely available and practical, will be the least desirable to use for coded communications. Running CW on 60 meters is going to be like the wind talkers in WWII. Morse is a dying art, and it’s not been in widespread use by the government for over 50 years. When we’re in post-apocalyptic America, knowing Morse could help to get information out to the world.
For the serious guys. My neighbour built one, 30m. Looked like the frikkin Eiffel.
Yea me papy had one too...neighbors hated it
I wondered why some of the new radios are FM only. Not many conservative talk shows there.
Access is NOT the same as “control”.
I suspect there are at least a couple of systems he can’t “control”.
Ham radio and hand held walkie-talkies.
“No license needed to buy a radio,for now”
Correct. I in fact bought my transceiver in 1999, got a license in 2007. I wouldn’t have bothered to get a license if I knew upfront that the feds force you to surrender a SSN to become ham licensed. Another invasion of my private info.
Oh, yeah? I’ve got two cans and some string around here somewhere.
If sixteen year old kids can figure out how to build and operate pirate radio stations, I suppose we can too.
That's only the repeaters. It wouldn't effect local station-to-station communications. Besides, with my amps running, I can get out a looooong way.
Who says that all who have capability and power to communicate on 10 meter and 2 meter are licensed?
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FR Screwed that up
I said in morse code “You are so right”
Meanwhile, in our “conservative” House, we hear...zzzzzz....
It’s really getting tiresome.
They can, in fact, determine your location in the time it would take you to send a useful message. They can also jam the airwaves. Why do you think the Iraqi military became paralyzed very early in Gulf Wars I & II?
Hundreds of them surely are. An Apache helicopter directed by an AWACS can take out just about anything without the target having any forewarning.
They can be easily detected and you targeted rather quickly.
I fear that Obama could soon use that power to declare himself president for life (i.e. dictator). I doubt that the GOP RINOs would hardly issue a whimper.
THEY CANNOT CONTROL THE AIRWAVES!
But they can hear everything you say so what good is that. We have to do like Putin, revert back to the basics, like the old standard typewriter or the pen and paper sent by personal messenger.
You sure they’ll have money for hundreds?
Your fears are well founded in light of his continuous totalitarian prepping. He isn't doing this for the Country's sake, you can count on that for sure.
Sure they do! They control the credit valve. They also have "dark sources" of money like the drug trade. You do know that the US government runs drugs, don't you? Read about the Clinton/Mena Arkansas boondoggle.
Besides, they probably already have hundreds of those things.
“They” as in whom? Red China?
Buzzzzzzzz! Lose ten points.
The US government.
Easy recall of ten points: Who funds the US government? (Hint: I already answered that one.)