President George W. Bush canceled his trip to Texas on Friday to avoid
interfering with the move of a search-and-rescue team closer to the area where
Hurricane Rita was to hit, the White House said.
Instead of traveling to San Antonio, Bush will go straight to Colorado
Springs, Colorado, where he will visit the U.S. Northern Command.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the Federal Emergency Management
Agency decided to reposition the search-and-rescue teams from San Antonio closer
to the storm, "and we didn't want to slow that decision up in any way.
So we made the decision that we would go straight to Colorado."
Our sources inform us that far from this being a change of plan, Bush
is visiting Northcom for a reason. That reason is Bush overseeing (but certainly
not controlling) a martial law takeover drill which is directly connected to
Granite Shadow, which the Washington
Post reported, "is yet another new Top Secret and compartmented
operation related to the military’s extra-legal powers regarding weapons
of mass destruction. It allows for emergency military operations in the United
States without civilian supervision or control.
The operation is taking place right now in Washington DC.
To repeat, this is a drill, we do not claim it to be any more than that, though
the implications are still sinister. Exercises would normally be cancelled in
light of the hurricane but that fact that this is going ahead
More details if and when they emerge.
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