FEMA and REX 84

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Does anyone have any current information on REX 84. I have heard that it was updated after 9/11, but with a veil of secrecy surrounding it it is difficult to find anything current.

In April 1984, President Reagan signed Presidential Directorate Number 54 that allowed FEMA to engage in a secret national "readiness exercise" under the code name of REX 84. The exercise was to test FEMA's readiness to assume military authority in the event of a "State of Domestic National Emergency" concurrent with the launching of a direct United States military operation in Central America. The plan called for the deputation of U.S. military and National Guard units so that they could legally be used for domestic law enforcement. These units would be assigned to conduct sweeps and take into custody an estimated 400,000 undocumented Central American immigrants in the United States. The immigrants would be interned at 10 detention centers to be set up at military bases throughout the country. REX 84 was so highly guarded that special metal security doors were placed on the fifth floor of the FEMA building in Washington, D.C. Even long-standing employees of the Civil Defense of the Federal Executive Department possessing the highest possible security clearances were not being allowed through the newly installed metal security doors. Only personnel wearing a special red Christian cross or crucifix lapel pin were allowed into the premises. Lt. Col. North was responsible for drawing up the emergency plan, which U.S. Attorney General William French Smith opposed vehemently.
http://uweb.txstate.edu/~lf14/conspire/rex84.html [Broken]
 
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rachmaninoff
You won't find anything. Any current equivalent of a REX-84 would, naturally, be kept secret. A government agency planning a contigency for something like, the detention of millions of people in camp prisons, is an extremely inflammtory action - free citizens universally abhor it, someone might get impeached. Reagan was smart enough to keep it under wraps - so would Bush should he choose to resurrect it [Rex]. AFAIK there's no legal challenge to their planning it.

This is why conspiracy theories are so popular - they're not falsifiable (the good ones). We can all have fun trying to second-guess what might be true.

Of course - whether or not a REX-84-like program is active is a purely speculative manner. Maybe this could be moved to the Skepticism forum?

edit: Aside, I don't care much for your link (on an undergraduate's web page at UTexas) - it seems like a very long essay with lots of historical ''facts' and no references - seems cranky to me.
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_84

Is wikipedia considered to be a credible reference here? I see a lot of people use it.

I remember when REX 84 first hit the news in 87, then it was squashed like a bug. What brought it back to my mind was a local public access television program that featured a University professor talking about REX 84 and a new version of it being established after 9/11.

The guy knew all of the, names, dates, places, people involved ect. I found him to be very credible, but then it was 4:30 AM and I was only on my first cup of coffee.
 
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http://uweb.txstate.edu/~lf14/ [Broken]

Yah that looks highly credible.

Wikipedia is your friend
 
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Pengwuino said:
http://uweb.txstate.edu/~lf14/ [Broken]

Yah that looks highly credible.

Wikipedia is your friend
"Working mothers agree Crack Cocaine hits the spot..." :bugeye:
 
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solutions in a box
Edward old boy you have stuck your neck out on this one. LOL

Remember the Groom lake Facility in the late 60's?

REX 84 is a bit like that except Groom lake was a government secret and REX 84 is more about a secret government.
 
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REX 84 was rewritten into conplan 2002 and is a 1000 page document which deals with 15 scenaios of terrorist attacks. The crux of the plan in all 15 scenarios is when to overide the Posse Comitatus act. There is also a conplan 0500 But like duh guys, it dosen't exist right? :biggrin:
 
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edward said:
REX 84 was rewritten into conplan 2002 and is a 1000 page document which deals with 15 scenaios of terrorist attacks. The crux of the plan in all 15 scenarios is when to overide the Posse Comitatus act. There is also a conplan 0500 But like duh guys, it dosen't exist right? :biggrin:
Thats right Edward it doesn't exist and neither does the Bilderbergers or the trilateral commission.
Can you say "one world order". Look out for those black helicopters now ya hear.
 
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Thats right Edward it doesn't exist and neither does the Bilderbergers or the trilateral commission.
Can you say "one world order". Look out for those black helicopters now ya hear.
Maybe you are right. All of these things are as unbelievable as finding a Chevy Suburban registered with the Texas DMV in a Fallugah bomb factory. :smile:
 
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edward said:
Maybe you are right. All of these things are as unbelievable as finding a Chevy Suburban registered with the Texas DMV in a Fallugah bomb factory. :smile:
Yep as unbeleivable as YAHOO turning over information on A Chinese journalist that sent him to a Chinese prison for ten years for the crime of fowarding an E-mail.
 

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