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Newt Gingrich is threatening to nuke America in order to push his personal legislation!
He is a former speaker of the house and gets all kinds of top secret briefings.
Is he authorized to scare the living shit out of 300 million American citizens during a live presidential debate?
And if he is so sure that multiple American cities are going to be nuked, why aren't we all being told to move to suburbs and get back to local power which is the only defense against Newt Gingrich's radical fundamentalist anti-government violent rhetoric?
Why isn't he imediately grand jury investigated for either withholding crucial national security intelligence that no one else has or for terrorizing the entire country with 100% bullshit fearmongering lies that have helped to murder over 1 million babies so far?

Read the transcript, watch the debates, and realize this psychotic mass murdering piece of shit is helping his co-conspirators at EMPact and CSIS to dedtonate false flag nukes just like they have written about for decades. WTF, He is basically laying cover for a 'Jericho'/Blackjack attack on the US which his buddies like Sir Henry Kissinger, Zbigview Brzezinski, Ruth David, and the rest of the treasonous assholes have beein funding, planning, propagating even before 9/11. He even admitted that the whole purpose for the Department of Homeland Security was to put in place a fake government to imprison the entire US population after many cities were false flag nuked. And since the world knows that you cannot move a nanoparticle of plutonium or uranium an inch withour 100,000 alarms going off, there is absolutely no purpose of the bankrupting and anti-constitutional ANSER INSTITUUTE OF HOMELAND SECURITY. So now Newt the Nuke needs to remind everyone that his buddies still plan on blowing shit up so that he can position himself as some Oracle for humanity. He has admitted that his dream is to play a 'global super hero saviour' for a Bilderberg grand opera (Rothschild/Beatrix/Lizzie and their incestuous offspring love creating and funding "THEATERS OF WAR" where they get all the spoils while liberty/freedom for the individual gets stomped out)

Just read this shit and tell me if I am off base...

Here he is answering a question about women in the military and he basically lays out a scene from the movie "Starship Troopers"


Well, look, I think it's a misleading question in the modern era. You live in a world of total warfare. Anybody serving our country in uniform virtually anywhere in the world could be in danger at virtually any minute. A truck driver can get blown up by a bomb as readily as the infantrymen. So I would say that you ought to ask the combat leaders what they think is an appropriate step, as opposed to the social engineers of the Obama administration.

But everybody needs to understand -- and by the way,
we live in an age when we have to genuinely worry about...
nuclear weapons
going off
in our own cities.

So everybody who serves in the fire department, in the police department, not just the first responders,
but our National Guard,
whoever is going to respond,
all of us are more at risk today,
men and women,
boys and girls,
than at any time in the history of this country.

And we need to understand that's the context in which we're going to have to move forward in understanding the nature of modern combat.  I think this is a very sober period, and I believe this is the most dangerous president on national security grounds in American history.

Just for sanity's sake, here is Dr. Ron Paul's response to his delusional insanity which only serves the false flag terrorists at Bilderberg

KING: Congressman Paul?

PAUL: The problem is the character of our wars. And I don't like to think of people in groups. Individuals have rights, not groups. You don't have women's rights or men's rights.  And we still have draft legislation. What I fear is the draft coming back because we're getting way over-involved. And the draft -- we keep registering our 18-year-olds. So when the draft comes, we're going to be registering young women, and because of this they're going to be equal.  Now, the wars we fight aren't defensive wars, they're offensive wars. We're involved in way too much.  They're undeclared, they're not declared by the Congress, and so we're in wars that shouldn't be involved. So I don't want even the men to be over there. I don't want women being killed, but I don't want the men being killed in these wars.  But because now we have accepted now for 10 years that we're allowed to start war, we call pre-emptive war, preventive war. Well, that's an aggressive war. I believe in the Christian just war theory that you have to morally justify the wars in defense. Now, if we're defending our country -- and we need to defend, believe me -- with men and women will be in combat and defending our country, and that's the way it should be. But when it's an offensive war, going where we shouldn't be, that's quite a bit different. So it's the foreign policy that needs to be examined.


Newt's answers:

Entire Debate:

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Absolute Proof CSIS is planning a coup d'etat in America
Consolidation of Power for seamless command and control takeover operations.
They actually state that Department of Defense has no authority, and that the ANSER INSTITUTE OF HOMELAND SECURITY (a private company) will take over all decision making from constitutional authority. It states that the planned Bilderberg attack will allow a complete enslavement of the American population into DHS/FEMA camps and that local law enforcement can be NDAA eliminated if necessary.

Everyone needs to read this shit to understand that Newt Gingrich is part of this plan, he is stating that the psychos at CSIS and the treasonous and fraudulent Homeland Insecurity Quagmire are planning to fully take over the US and run it like a Nazi occupied land (which I guess it would be at that point).

Managing the Next Domestic Catastrophe: Ready (or not)?

Date: June 2008

Author: Christine E. Wormuth

Kissinger's Center for Strategic and International Studies

Summary of Key Points, Issues, Conclusions:

Even with the vast number of government agencies in place to assure America’s safety, the federal government and the nation are not ready for the next catastrophe.  There is still a great deal of confusion over who will be in charge during a disaster and no guidelines are in place to determine and assess the capabilities that states, cities, and towns should have to ensure they are prepared for the worst.  The improvements in preparedness are evident with several additions to federal government infrastructure.  

The Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) has developed more than 200 prescripted mission assignments across 27 federal agencies to strengthen and streamline response capabilities in advance of actual events.  

The Department of Defense is creating a trained and ready Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Consequence Management force that will be able to respond rapidly during a catastrophe.  As a means to progress the movement towards better homeland security and disaster preparedness,

the Center for Strategic and International studies has made several recommendations:  

(1) merge the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council into a single organization with a single staff,

(2) establish a clear chain of command inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that the Secretary can carry out his or her responsibility to serve as the federal government’s coordinator for incident management,

(3) state clearly that the Department of Defense will not have the lead in responding to catastrophic incidents but will be expected to play a substantial support role when needed, and

(4) create a partnership between the Office of Management and Budget and the NCS Strategic Planning Directorate to lead the development of integrated budget planning across homeland security mission areas.

Name of Researcher: Ashanti Z. Corey
Institution: Integrative Center for Homeland Security, Texas A&M University

Date Posted: July 23, 2008

About CSIS

In an era of ever-changing global opportunities and challenges, the Center for Strategic and Inter- national Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmakers. CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change. Founded by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke at the height of the Cold War, CSIS was dedicated to the simple but urgent goal of finding ways for America to survive as a nation and prosper as a people. Since 1962, CSIS has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent public policy institutions. Today, CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. More than 220 full-time staff and a large network of affiliated scholars focus their expertise on defense and security; on the world’s regions and the unique challenges inherent to them; and on the issues that know no boundary in an increasingly connected world. Former U.S. senator Sam Nunn became chairman of the CSIS Board of Trustees in 1999, and John J. Hamre has led CSIS as its president and chief executive officer since 2000.

Acknowledgments iv
Executive Summary vi

1. America Unprepared 1
2. Problematic Government Relationships 15
3. Immature Processes 42
4. Anemic Implementation 64
Appendix A: Summary of Report Recommendations 83
Appendix B: BG-N Phase 4 Working Group Members 86
Appendix C: Acronyms 87
Executive Summary

America is not ready for the next catastrophe. Almost seven years have passed since the nation was attacked here at home by violent Islamist extremists who remain free and who have made clear their willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against the United States, should they be able to acquire or build them. Almost three years have passed since Hurricane Katrina devas- tated the Gulf Coast and laid bare myriad flaws in the nation’s preparedness and response system. Simply creating the Homeland Security Council, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Northern Command was not enough to make the country prepared. There are still no detailed, government-wide plans to respond to a catastrophe. There is still considerable confusion over who will be in charge during a disaster. There are still almost no dedicated military forces on rapid alert to respond to a crisis here at home.

There are still no guidelines to determine and assess the capabilities that states, cities, and towns should have to ensure they are prepared for the worst. To be sure, a number of significant steps have been taken, and the nation is clearly more prepared than it was seven or eight years ago. There is a National Homeland Security Strategy that provides overall direction for the federal government’s homeland security policies and programs. Hundreds, if not thousands, more people focus each and every day on improving national preparedness than before the September 11 attacks.

A National Response Framework describes how the federal government will work with state, local and tribal governments as well as the private sector and nongovernmental organizations during domestic incidents. Fifteen National Planning Scenarios have been drawn up to guide government planning for catastrophes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed more than 200 prescripted mission as- signments across 27 federal agencies to strengthen and streamline response capabilities in advance of actual events. The Department of Defense is creating a trained and ready Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Consequence Management force that will be able to respond rapidly during a catastrophe, and the National Guard has almost completed its development of 17 CBRNE Emergency Response Forces spread around the country to help bridge the gap between the immediate response to a crisis and the arrival of more extensive federal capabilities.

Although significant progress has been made in the past several years– with many achievements extremely hard-won, through the tireless work of senior leaders and public servants across the government—what ultimately matters to the American public is not how far we have come but how far away we still are from being prepared for the next catastrophe. The task of readying America to face the threats of the post–September 11 era is an enormous one and poses a fundamental challenge for the next President.

Preventing, protecting against, preparing for, and responding to a domestic catastrophe are basic tasks of government at all levels. Unfortunately, today’s efforts to provide homeland security, particularly at the federal level, are not unlike the governmental equivalent of a children’s soccer game. One can see a tremendous amount of activity under way and considerable energy on the field, but the movements are often not very well coordinated. Players tend to huddle around the ball—in this case, whatever happens to be the crisis or headline issue of the day—and follow it wherever it goes, even if in doing so they neglect their assigned positions. In such an environment, it is not impossible to score a goal, but that outcome is usually due more to luck than to skill. Given that this is not a competition the nation can afford to lose, what can be done to improve America’s odds?

The key for the next Administration will be to bring order to the relationships, processes, and implementation of its homeland security system. Which organizations at the federal, state, and local level will perform what roles, who is the lead official at each level of the response, and how do all the players work together as a team? What processes should guide how stakeholders interact and ensure that everyone is working toward the same goals? What plans are needed to prepare the government to deal effectively with future catastrophes, and how should government at all levels decide what it needs so that it can execute those plans? Finally, how can the government translate its strategies and plans into trained and ready capabilities on the ground that can be deployed effectively in accordance with comprehensive, integrated plans developed in advance of a specific catastrophe?

Many of the building blocks required to move the country toward being truly prepared to handle a catastrophe already exist in some form, but the next Administration needs to bring the pieces together, fill in the gaps, and provide the resources necessary to get the job done. If implemented, the following major recommendations –slightly condensed from their full discussion in the body of this report—would go a long way toward getting America ready to manage the next domestic catastrophe, whatever form it might take.


■ Merge the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council into a single organization with a single staff.

The U.S. government has artificially separated homeland security from national security. Securing the homeland is a matter of national security—and it has both domestic and international components. Dividing homeland security from national security has resulted in fractured, partial solu- tions and has greatly weakened the ability of the federal government to generate unity of effort. Merging the National Security and Homeland Security Councils and their staffs will greatly enhance the federal government’s ability to develop holistic strategies and policies, and it will ensure that the homeland security aspects of national security policy are also supported by the political and bureaucratic power of the White House.

■ Establish a clear chain of command inside DHS to ensure that the Secretary can carry out his or her responsibility to serve as the federal government’s coordinator for incident management.

The relationship between DHS and FEMA continues to be murky and confusing. If the Hurricane Katrina experience showed anything, it illustrated the perils of not having a clear understanding of who is in charge of what—both in Washington and in the field—during a catastrophe. The absence of a clear framework for the DHS-FEMA relationship has had an extremely pernicious effect on homeland security policy in the past several years and has noticeably hampered the federal government’s efforts to improve preparedness. The next Administration and Congress should work together to put into a law a clear chain of command, from the President down to the field level, for the coordination of domestic incidents.

Under this new clarified framework, the Secretary of Homeland Security will serve as the principal federal coordinator of domestic incidents as directed in Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5, “Management of Domestic Incidents,” and will report directly to the President. While the FEMA Administrator should be able to advise the President directly on the subset of emergency management matters, as specified in law, the operational chain of command for the overall incident should run from the President to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and then within DHS from the Secretary to the FEMA Administrator. In the field, the DHS chain of command during an incident should extend to the 10 FEMA Regional Administrators, who would execute their responsibilities on the ground through designated “Lead Federal Coordinators,” as discussed in more detail in the following recommendation. During a catastrophe, the Lead Federal Coordinator would be the single federal official on the ground responsible for coordinating the overall federal effort with all of the other response efforts.

■ Consolidate the positions of Principal Federal Official and Federal Coordinating Officer into the single position of Lead Federal Coordinator, who would report through the FEMA Administrator to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

During and after a catastrophe, there must be one DHS official on the ground, responsible to the President and accountable for the agency’s performance. It makes no sense to have a Principal Federal Official (PFO) who reports to the Secretary of Homeland Security and lacks line authority over a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) who reports to the FEMA Administrator, particularly when the FEMA Administrator works for the Secretary and FEMA is part of DHS. The continuing existence of the PFO and FCO positions perpetuates confusion at all levels—federal, state, local—and indeed reflects the larger DHS-FEMA bureaucratic battle. It is time for this battle to end. As the relationship between DHS and FEMA is restructured, the PFO and FCO positions should be eliminated in the National Response Framework and in statute, respectively, and replaced with a single position: Lead Federal Coordinator (LFC). In practice the LFCs should typically be very senior officials in each of the 10 FEMA regional offices and they should have the authorities of the FCO as described in the Stafford Act of 1988. Ensuring that there is a single DHS senior official on the ground during a crisis—who reports through the Secretary to the President, who has the power to coordinate and distribute federal assistance (whether directly or through delegation of authority), and who already knows the state and local players—would greatly increase unity of effort.

■ State clearly that the Department of Defense will not have the lead in responding to catastrophic incidents but will be expected to play a substantial support role when needed.

The persistent debate about whether the Department of Defense (DoD) should ever lead the response to a catastrophe instead of DHS should be settled. The next Administration should restate emphatically that DHS will be the Lead Federal Coordinator during domestic incidents, but should also make clear that DoD will be expected to play a significant supporting role in catastrophes, working within the HSPD-5 framework. As outlined in the National Response Framework, the federal government should have a single, scalable framework for incident management, led by a single federal agency. The nation cannot afford to have one system for 98 percent of all events, and a different, DoD-led system for the 2 percent of events that are “high end.” At the same time, the next Administration should make very clear that DoD will no longer hold the civil support mission at arm’s length and will be expected to play a very significant supporting role in the aftermath of a catastrophic event—a role that will require that DoD resource, train, and equip its forces accordingly.

■ Initiate a robust dialogue on the subject of how to balance the need to enable the federal government to directly employ federal resources within a state or states during the most extreme circumstances with the constitutional rights of states.

The idea of expanding the role of the federal government during a domestic catastrophe is anathema to many in the homeland security community; but in light of the threats faced by the nation in the post–September 11 environment, it is only prudent to ensure that the country’s preparedness system includes the ability of the federal government to exercise its full authority under the law to save lives and protect property during a major disaster. It is not impossible to imagine scenarios in which state leadership is severely weakened in its ability to orchestrate an effective response effort, or others in which the state leadership is in place but the state’s capacity to execute decisions made by those leaders is severely degraded. In such instances, it may be appropriate for the federal government to exercise the authority granted to it under the Stafford Act more fully than is envisioned today.

The goal of adapting the current system is not to enable the federal government to “take over” management of a catastrophe over the objections of a state governor, but rather to develop an understanding with state governors in advance about the conditions under which the federal government might need to directly employ federal resources within a state or states in the most extreme circumstances in order to execute its responsibility to save lives and protect property. The principle of managing a crisis at the lowest level of government possible should remain a fundamental feature of the American approach to domestic emergency management. At the same time, the next Secretary of Homeland Security, with the President’s strong backing, should work closely with state governors to begin exploring how the current system could be adapted in a mutually acceptable way that balances the need to fully empower the federal government under existing law with maintenance of the constitutional right of states to self-governance during a catastrophe.

■ Conduct a Quadrennial National Security Review and create a National Security Planning Guidance.

There is growing consensus that the federal government needs a mechanism to develop an inte- grated set of national security priorities, assess trade-offs among these different priorities, and assign roles and responsibilities for these priorities across the interagency. To achieve these objectives, the next Administration should direct the National Security Council (NSC) to lead a Quadrennial National Security Review (QNSR) in the first few months of the new term. The review would engage the relevant national security agencies, focus on a select set of critical national security priorities, and produce two major documents: an integrated National Security Planning Guidance and a public National Security Strategy, both of which would include treatment of homeland security issues. The National Security Planning Guidance would elaborate on the broad priorities articulated in the QNSR; provide more specific guidance on priorities, roles, and missions; and lay out timelines for the implementation of major planning objectives. In addition, the planning guidance would be the starting point for Cabinet agencies to develop their own more detailed strategies.

■ Create a Senior Director for Strategic Planning within the merged NSC to lead interagency strategic planning efforts and oversee their implementation.

The federal government cannot develop or implement the kinds of integrated national security strategies and programs that are needed to meet the challenges of the 21st-century security environment in the absence of strong leadership and coordination at the White House level. As part of the NSC, the next President should create and empower a robust strategic planning directorate, led by a Senior Director for Strategic Planning. Rather than relying on the 1- to 2-person strategic planning offices that have sometimes been a part of the NSC organization, the next President and National Security Adviser need at least 10–15 people leading strategic planning efforts on a daily basis. This office should be responsible for leading the QNSR and developing the National Secu- rity Planning Guidance. This office also should be responsible for guiding the interagency process to develop detailed plans for responding to catastrophic events, as well as the associated effort to develop requirements for catastrophe response at the federal level that are then fed into the federal budget process.

■ Establish a robust interagency organization overseen by the NSC but housed at DHS that is responsible for the development of integrated and detailed interagency plans and for identification of specific requirements for the federal departments.

Although considerable progress has been made in 2007 and 2008, the federal government still does not have a set of detailed interagency plans associated with the 15 National Planning Sce- narios. The next Administration should establish a strong interagency organization—closely overseen by the NSC Strategic Planning Directorate but housed at DHS—that is responsible on a daily basis for developing integrated, interagency operational plans for responding to catastrophic events. These plans would be updated regularly, perhaps every year or two. Creating such plans is one of the most important steps that the federal government can take to improve national readiness, and the interagency organization should be backed strongly by the NSC, should be staffed with the best possible personnel with planning expertise, and should be high on the radar screen of the next Secretary of Homeland Security. Complementing its deliberate planning function, it should be focal point for identifying specific requirements for federal departments, which are then validated by the relevant agencies and fed into their internal resourcing systems.

■ Create a partnership between the Office of Management and Budget and the NSC Strategic Planning Directorate to lead the development of integrated budget planning across homeland security mission areas.

To more fully integrate the implementation of homeland security policy, the next Administration should develop a partnership between the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the NSC Strategic Planning Directorate charged with devising a method of examining budgets across homeland security mission areas. This process should entail a front-end review of agency budget proposals in the planning stages, across mission areas and programs to identify priorities, capability gaps, overlaps, and shortfalls at the outset of the budget cycle. This partnership will require that NSC and OMB begin reviewing the agency budget plans together over the course of the summer before the President’s budget is submitted. The final budget submission to Congress could then include proposals presented not only by mission area but also by major programs that support the mission requirements. Participating NSC staff, taking the lead role, should be drawn mainly from the Strategic Planning Directorate but should also include other members of the NSC staff with deep knowledge of the particular subject matter areas. To facilitate this integrated review across mission areas, a new OMB staff group with significant policy expertise and cross-agency purview should be developed and should play a major role in the process.

■ Substantially revise the Target Capabilities List.

The federal government has directed state and local governments today to focus their preparedness investments on 37 target capabilities, but the target capability levels do not differentiate between big cities, smaller cities, small towns, and rural areas. Nor is there very clear guidance on how to measure whether state and local jurisdictions have achieved the prescribed target capability levels. The next Secretary of Homeland Security and FEMA Administrator should build on work that is just getting under way in FEMA to substantially revise the Target Capabilities List (TCL) so that desired target capabilities levels are linked to different types of jurisdictions and the guidelines provided differentiate between cities and towns around the country in terms of area, population size and density, numbers of potential high-risk targets, and other factors.

This effort should also clearly describe performance objectives for target capabilities in commonsense terms, linking those objectives to the particular needs of different sizes and types of jurisdictions. Equally important, a revised TCL will specify how progress toward those objectives will be judged. Once the objectives and evaluative measures are developed, DHS and state and local governments will have an agreed-on basis for assessing capability development, something that does not exist today. Particularly in light of the great dissatisfaction expressed by many state and local officials with the consultation process for the original TCL, published as part of the National Preparedness Guidelines, it is critically important that FEMA to adopt a truly collaborative process in undertaking this revision.

■ Reform the DHS grants program to be a flagship component of DHS that is well managed, transparent, highly credible, and tightly linked to federal priorities.

The DHS grants program and the organization within the department that administers the program will inevitably be crucial to DHS’s success in building preparedness at the state and local levels. Recognizing that the grants program and its administration contribute strongly to how DHS is viewed beyond the Beltway, the next Secretary and FEMA Administrator should make reforming the grant program a high priority. The FEMA regional offices should become in effect the front lines of the grant program process, as they are much closer to the state and local grant recipients than is DHS headquarters in Washington. Central to the reform effort should be linking the grant program more tightly to the strategic priorities outlined in policy guidance documents such as the Guidelines and a revised Target Capabilities List. Grant applications should explain how proposed investments will achieve target capability levels, grant recipients should report progress toward target capabilities using agreed-on evaluative measures contained in a revised TCL, and federal evaluations should be undertaken in addition to the self-assessment process, perhaps as a condition of grant eligibility.

■ Host a catastrophic event tabletop exercise for very senior officials early in each new Administration.

The new Administration should bring together its Cabinet officials for a tabletop exercise focused on managing a catastrophic event in the first 60 days of the new term. Such an exercise would force Cabinet officials to become familiar with their basic homeland security responsibilities and would give them all a better understanding of the scope and type of challenges the federal gov- ernment would likely face should some catastrophe occur. This kind of exercise also would help spur Cabinet Secretaries toward focusing their agencies on critical vulnerabilities early in the next Administration.

■ Reform TOPOFF to make it much closer to a “no-notice” exercise.

Because it involves extensive advance coordination, TOPOFF—the “top officials” capstone exercise—may not offer sufficient insight into the nation’s overall preparedness for catastrophic events. Only an exercise that is “no-notice,” or close to it, will provide an accurate picture of how well the federal government can coordinate its own efforts internally and work collaboratively with state and local governments as it responds to a catastrophe. Given the practical challenges associated with major field exercises, it may be useful to focus initially on holding no-notice tabletop exer- cises at the federal and state government level to test decisionmaking and coordination processes before determining whether it is possible to proceed to a full-fledged no-notice field exercise.

■ Complete and expand the existing effort to create homeland security regional hubs that leverage the resources of the FEMA regional offices.

Common sense dictates that leaders in Washington, D.C., cannot directly manage the response to a catastrophe taking place hundreds or thousands of miles away. FEMA’s recent initiatives to rein- vigorate its regional offices and make them the essential link between Washington and the field are critical and must be fully implemented. Without this connective tissue between Washington and the state and local levels, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to realize any meaningful vision of national preparedness. The FEMA regional offices should be responsible for developing regional strategies and plans, functioning as a one-stop shop for preparedness activities and the grant programs, and building on existing regional collaborative structures. To ensure that the regional offices can be fully effective, the next Administration should establish requirements making them the principal coordinators for federal agencies in the field. Finally, a very senior official in each regional office with bureaucratic, operational, and “Washington” skills should be predesignated as the Lead Federal Coordinator for each region.

■ Create regional homeland security task forces, drawn largely from existing National Guard units, to complement the regional homeland security hubs.

Creating regional homeland security task forces from existing National Guard units would provide a military complement to the FEMA regional offices. The next Secretary of Defense and Chief of the National Guard Bureau should work closely with governors and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) to organize National Guard–led homeland security task forces in each region. Not only would these task forces create a focal point for regional military planning, exercising, and training, they would ensure that each region of the country has a rapid response force able to help bridge the three- to five-day gap between the immediate aftermath of an event, when local first responders are the only capabilities on the scene, and the arrival of most federal capabilities.

■ Implement and fund a strengthened version of the National Security Professional Program and fund and implement an expanded DHS professional development and education system.

The next Administration needs to beef up the requirements in the National Security Professional Program and provide additional resources for implementing Executive Order 13434, which created it. Without a workforce that has the skills and experience to operate across all the dimensions of homeland security—prevention, protection, preparedness, response, and recovery—the nation will not be able to protect itself against future catastrophes or manage them when they do happen. Rotation through different positions in the government to gain core competencies needs to be linked explicitly to eligibility for career advancement, as it was for uniformed military officers as part of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act.

Ideally, the professional development and education program envisioned in the executive order would also include opportunities for state- and local-level personnel to serve in the federal government. To support these rotational assignments and build a robust system of training and professional education, the next Administration should work with Congress to mandate that participating agencies fund a 3–5 percent personnel float. Complementing professional development at the interagency level, the next Secretary of Homeland Security should ensure that the DHS Learning and Development Strategy is appropriately funded and implemented, expand current education and development plans, and engage institutions of higher learning in a dialogue about future needs for homeland security professionals.


DHS requires more personal information from employees, contractors

New data elements include financial history and mother's maiden name

    * By Alice Lipowicz
    * Jul 01, 2009

The Homeland Security Department is updating and expanding its record collection to include new categories of personal information on all employees, contractors and volunteers who regularly need access to DHS facilities. The new categories of information include maiden name, mother's maiden name, clearance level, identifying physical information, financial history, duty date and weapons-bearer designation, states a Federal Register notice on June 25 .

Other information to be collected includes date of birth, Social Security Number, organizational and employee affiliations, fingerprints, digital color photograph, digital signature and telephone phone numbers.

The Personal Identity Verification Management System is being updated to support implementation of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 that covers physical and logical access to federal facilities. Public comment will be taken until July 27.

The system covers all DHS employees, contractors and their employees, consultants and volunteers who require long-term access to DHS facilities and computer systems, the department said. The system also has been expanded to cover federal emergency responders, foreign nationals on assignment and other federal employees detailed to DHS.

Personal information that is provided to DHS may be shared in DHS, as well as with appropriate federal, state, local and tribal agencies on a need-to-know basis, the notice states.

[Federal Register: June 25, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 121)]
[Page 30301-30305]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

Office of the Secretary
[Docket No. DHS-2008-0167]
Privacy Act of 1974; DHS/All--026 Personal Identity Verification
Management System Systems of Records
AGENCY: Privacy Office; DHS.
ACTION: Notice of Privacy Act system of records.
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ALERT: Newt's FF Nuke:

Look at what Newt said at another live televised shocking admission:

"We will lose our civilisation in a matter of seconds"

Newt Gingrich in the Front Page of the NY Times on Monday:
When Bilderberg launches a false flag nuke attack on the United States of America
"we will lose our civilisation in a matter of seconds."

As the New York Times noted in a front-page article Monday, Gingrich has long expressed concern that Iran could explode a nuclear weapon above the United States, setting off an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) that could cripple the country's electricity infrastructure as a result of which, in his words, "we would basically lose our civilisation in a matter of seconds."
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FLASHBACK: Newt Gingrich again promotes the Bilderberg plan to False Flag Nuke the United States of America!
Hey New is not Iran we fear, it is your buddies at the Council on Foreign Relations!

Again, CFR operative Newt Gingrich has stated that the US will be hit by a nuke weapon and he blamed Iran and North Korea for it.

Either Newt Gingrich is actually a triplet of pre-cogs from 'Minority Report' or he has been included on the CFR metings where they are planning on nuking the US and blaming it on Iran/NK.

This was at the CNN Debate on 9/12/2011.

DHS/NCS/Gingrich (?) are determined to attack targets in the US on 9/11/11

Cheney & Halliburton Sells Iran Nuke Technology
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In these days when illuminati bankers are conditioning false flag nukes coming from Iran, a story that we should remember
Dick Cheney Sold Iranian Oil Company Key Nuclear Reactor Components, Sources Say
August 05, 2005 By: Jason Leopold Independent Media TV

Scandal-plagued Halliburton -- the oil services company once headed by Vice President Cheney -- sold an Iranian oil development company key components for a nuclear reactor, say Halliburton sources with intimate knowledge into both companies' business dealings. Halliburton was secretly working at the time with one of Iran 's top nuclear program officials on natural gas related projects and sold the components in April to the official's oil development company, the sources said.
Now comes word that Halliburton, which has a long history of flouting U.S. law by conducting business with countries the Bush administration said has ties to terrorism, was working with Cyrus Nasseri, vice chairman of the board of directors of Oriental Oil Kish, one of Iran's largest private oil companies, on oil and natural gas development projects in Tehran. Nasseri is also a key member of Iran's nuclear development team and has been negotiating Iran 's nuclear development issues with the European Union and at the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Nasseri was interrogated by Iranian authorities in late July for allegedly providing Halliburton with Iran 's nuclear secrets and accepting as much as $1 million in bribes from Halliburton, Iranian government officials said. During the first round of interrogations in the judiciary, a huge network of oil mafia has been exposed, according to the IPS report.
Trading With The Enemy
Matthew Swibel Forbes 04.19.04

If you want to get round export controls, just sell the product to a front company in Dubai. The middlemen will take it from there. On paper the shipment was harmless enough. Sixty-six American-made spark gaps--high-speed electrical switches used in medical devices to break up kidney stones--traveled from the manufacturer in Salem, Massachusetts late last summer to a buyer in Secaucus, New Jersey. From there, according to the export declaration, they were to be shipped to their ultimate destination in Cape Town, South Africa. But these spark gaps can also be used to detonate nuclear bombs--and it turned out that the goods were aimed at an end user in Pakistan, with a stopover in Dubai. The commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates, where trading activity accounts for the biggest single chunk (16.5%) of a $20 billion economy, has become a favorite diversion point on the Persian Gulf for shady cargo. With no export controls and hardly any bureaucracy at ports, airports and free zones, this entrepôt provides stellar cover for smugglers hoping to bypass U.S. embargoes.
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FLASHBACK: Newt Gingrich wants the US Constitution to DIE!

Newt Gingrich Wants the Constitution to Die

Newt Gingrich wants the Constitution to die. This is not hyperbole and I’m not kidding.

In 1995, Gingrich wrote the foreword to the book Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave by authors Alvin and Heidi Toffler. Gingrich “urged all Americans to read” this book. See for yourself on the back cover:

A “new civilization?” Here’s the Tofflers’ description of what must “die” to “invent” this new civilization. From pg. 91:

We can assume the Tofflers are talking about Thomas Jefferson. Understanding ”Jeffersonian democracy” is integral to understanding American constitutional government, the system Mr. Jefferson “helped create.” Is this “the system” the Tofflers and apparently Gingrich want to “die and be replaced?” Do they want to essentially murder the very basis of American government, law and civilization?

Even Mitt Romney at least pretends to support the Constitution. Good Lord, Newt.
THE STREET picked it up, make it go viral!

Ron Paul: Newt Gingrich Wants the Constitution to Die
By Joe Deaux 12/12/11 - 04:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ron Paul's campaign said on Monday that Newt Gingrich wants the Constitution to die, based on a book the former House speaker wrote the foreword to.

A sentence from page 91 of the book "Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave," according to, says: "For this wisdom above all, we thank Mr. Jefferson, who helped create the system that served us so well for so long and that now must, in its turn, die and be replaced."

The headline comes from the "Paulitical Ticker" section of Paul's campaign Web site that features Jack Hunter. In the blog post, Hunter says that he is not using hyperbole and that he isn't kidding.

"We can assume the Tofflers [authors Alvin and Heidi] are talking about Thomas Jefferson. Understanding 'Jeffersonian democracy' is integral to understanding American constitutional government, the system Mr. Jefferson 'helped create,' " Hunter writes.

Gingrich wrote in the foreword that the book was a key effort in empowering citizens to invent a new civilization.

Two emails and a phone call to Gingrich's campaign seeking comment were not returned by the time this story was published.

Newt is neutered! Finally these New World Order Eugenecist psychos are being exposed!

"For this wisdom above all, we thank Mr. Jefferson,
who helped create the system that served us so well for so long
and that now must, in its turn, die and be replaced."

 - Newt Gingrich, quoted in Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave, pg.91, by Alvin Toffler & Heidi Toffler,
Turner Publishing, March 1995
ISBN-10: 1570362246
ISBN-13: 978-1570362248

There it is. The quote of the campaign - something to share far and wide - with full attribution.
Thanks Ron Paul.


Creating A New Civilization
How Newt Gingrich has been Tofflerized
By Nancy Thomson


... Despite all of the above, the most telling features (and perhaps the reason) for Newt’s duplicity is a result of his long association with Alvin and Heidi Toffler.

The Tofflers, who have been described as "Newt’s Guru", are global, new age socialists. Gobbledegook best explains phrases such as "demassification of production", "civilizational upheaval", "byte cities", " brain lords" and "cyberpolitics." Their literary efforts are arrogant and reach illogical conclusions based solely on left wing ideology which (when tried) has already proved fatal for our society.

Founders of the "three wave" theories, wave one - agricultural, wave two - industrial, and wave three - knowledge power, the Tofflers want to redesign the world.

No longer are sovereignty, the U.S. Constitution or traditional families necessary. Tofflers, Alvin and Heidi, scoff at the problems associated with Clinton’s foreign campaign contributions. It is no big deal, according to them, because every country should be interfering with every other country on a global basis. EVERYTHING is global!

They reason that those who consider foreign linked funding as being inappropriate are basing their decisions on the obsolete conception of nationhood.

The Toffler’s book, "Creating A New Civilization" (The Politics Of The Third Wave) with a foreword by Newt Gingrich, should have been warning enough for the Republicans. Newt has joined the Clintinistas. He has rammed through the 22,000 page GATT, put U.S. business under the WTO, pushed the Mexican peso bailout using $20,000,000,000 (that’s billion) of our tax money, supported Clinton’s effort to block repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans who fled to the U.S. for temporary refuge when their region was in turmoil, and is responsible for initiating the latest effort to admit Puerto Rica as a state.

This is a partial list of third wave thinking on the part of Newt Gingrich.

Heidi Toffler stated that more women and minorities must be elected to government. In response, Arianna Huffington exclaimed that such a concept was second wave and out of synch with new age women who won’t have to depend on Washington to make their marks. The former Mrs. Huffington also urged third wavers not to associate with those who cling to the second wave.

The Republicans (the opposition party) had better decide which wave the Speaker is putting them in. Our Constitutional boat is sinking fast and the Gingrich-Toffler third wave power drive will drown us all.

July 16, 1998

... (continued)

But wait...there's more...the US Constitution as in impediment to decision-making. You can't make this sh*t up; but Newt can...

In a speech given to the Center For Strategic and International Affairs in 1995, Newt Gingrich said,

"The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution…
Either we are going to have to re-think our Constitution
we are going to have to re‑think our process of making decisions.”
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Hold on to your horses guys...

From the actual congressional historian from 1983-1995 (when Newt Gingrich fired him for telling the truth!)

If you have anyone who is even dreaming of voting for Neutron Newt, please hold their hand and do not let them go until you have read this entire report from a patriotic American, scholar, and 12 year bona fide historian of the congress!

Newt Gingrich the Galactic Historian
By Ray Smock


The writer was Historian of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. He was fired from that job as one of the first acts of Speaker Newt Gingrich when he took power. Speaker Gingrich hired his own historian, a fellow Georgian and member of his cadre who had served as a “down-link hostess” for Gingrich’s controversial telecourse “Renewing American Civilization.” Gingrich fired her during the first week she was on the job.

Trying to figure out Newt Gingrich has become a cottage industry now that he is running for president.  He is a self-confessed revolutionary who wants to fundamentally change America.  He is ambitious, power hungry, and ruthlessly focused.  He is a natural for Washington, where such attributes are both feared and admired. How did Newt get this way?  What makes him tick? Much has been written about him since he sprang into public consciousness in 1994 with his “Contract with America” that was instrumental in upsetting the Democratic Party’s 40-year control of the House of Representatives and eventually gained him the Speakership. But little has been written about his big vision as a transformational figure not only for the United States but for the whole planet.

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, Newt Gingrich is from the planet Trantor, a fictional world created by Isaac Asimov in his classic Foundation series about galactic empire.   Newt’s master plan for America does not come from a Republican Party playbook.  It comes from the science fiction that he read in high school.  He is playing out, on a national and global scale, dreams he had as a teenager with his nose buried in pulp fiction.

Newt is an avid reader of both history and science fiction.  About the time he finished reading Arnold Toynbee’s A Study of History, the sweeping story of the entire human race, and Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, he discovered Isaac Asimov’s three books Foundation (1951), Foundation and Empire (1952), and Second Foundation (1953).  To Newt’s amazement the Foundation series was an inspired version of Gibbon’s Decline and Fall set thousands of years in the future rather than the past.  Newt was more fascinated by the fictional decline of an empire of a million planets than he was the real decline of ancient Rome.

Asimov’s fiction had greater sweep than the historical works of Toynbee and Gibbon.  To an impressionable young man, the fate of one planet was nothing compared to an entire galaxy of worlds.  As one paperback cover of Foundation proclaimed: “In a future century the Galactic Empire dies and one man creates a new force for civilized life.”  Newt liked the idea of one man shaping the destiny of entire civilizations.  That fictional man, Hari Seldon, was a special breed of historian who frequented a far-off planet called Trantor.  Newt found his role model not in his stern stepfather, but in a historian from another planet, a great historian and teacher who thought really big galactic-size thoughts.

Trantor was the administrative center of the inhabited universe.  It was a teeming planet of 40 billion bureaucrats, scientists, politicians, and religious leaders, with tons of intrigue great and small.  It was the planet where people of power gravitated.  It was a lot like Rome in its heyday.  It was a lot like Washington D.C., where some think there are indeed 40 billion bureaucrats.

Newt dreamed of going to Washington, becoming Speaker, and saving America and planet Earth.

He knew he could do this even if most people didn’t like him.  To become Speaker takes a few hundred thousand votes in a single congressional district and a few hundred votes of members of the majority party in the House to become Speaker.  The Speakership is the highest constitutional office one can achieve with so few votes.  It is the one office that has no defined powers and no constitutional limits on power.  It is an office that has the potential to rival the presidency.

Hari Seldon, Newt’s fictional hero and role model, according to the Encyclopedia Galactica, published on another planet called Terminus, was born to middle-class parents, just like Newt was.  Seldon was a brilliant child with an aptitude for mathematics who would become the founder of a new field called psychohistory.  Here is Newt’s own explanation of the field of psychohistory and his fascination with Hari Seldon from his political manifesto To Renew America (1996), published during his tenure as Speaker.

While Toynbee was impressing me with the history of civilizations, Isaac Asimov was shaping my view of the future in equally profound ways….For a high school student who loved history, Asimov’s most exhilarating invention was the ‘psychohistorian’ Hari Seldon.  The term does not refer to Freudian analysis but to a kind of probabilistic forecasting of the future of whole civilizations.  The premise was that, while you cannot predict individual behavior, you can develop a pretty accurate sense of mass behavior.  Pollsters and advertisers now make a good living off the same theory.

Edward Gibbon saw the decline of Rome, Hari Seldon saw the decline of the galactic empire, and Newt Gingrich saw the decline of America.  Newt says America’s decline began in the 1960s with liberal hippies and Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.  History and fiction seem more exciting when there is decline.  This gives heroes, visionaries, demagogues, and politicians something to fix.  People on Planet Earth have different views about exactly what parts of our civilization are in decay.  Hari Seldon had the same problem trying to convince a commission on Trantor that things were going sour in the Galactic Empire.  Newt learned that Hari Seldon could not save the Galactic Empire from decay but that he could predict its decline.  Likewise, Newt alone could not save America from decline, but he could alert people to the decline and find ways to minimize it.

Hari Seldon predicted that it would take only a small cadre of 100,000 persons who could be trained in the ways of civilization to eventually change the whole galaxy.  On Trantor and across the galaxy on Terminus, the cadre took shape through a highly disciplined group of scholars and visionaries called “The Foundation.”  Their job was to create an encyclopedia of all knowledge.  “While the Foundation scholars,” Newt wrote, “were incapable of stopping the Empire’s decline, they could compile knowledge and teach small cadres in a way that would limit the Dark Ages and accelerate the eventual Renaissance.”  Newt’s parallel plan for America was to lead us out of the Dark Ages of the Welfare State and into the glorious renaissance of what he called the “Opportunity Society.”

While Hari Seldon created the Foundation to carry out his work, Newt used a variety of foundations and organizations to foster his work.  The first was GOPAC, originally founded by Pete DuPont in 1979 to help elect Republicans to office.  Newt took over GOPAC and made it a powerful fund-raising and educational arm of the Republican Party, offering seminars, educational video tapes, and programs designed to build the cadre of conservative Republicans.  His signature course, “Renewing American Civilization” was first offered in 1993, shortly before his successful effort to unseat the Democratic majority in the House.  It was right out of Hari Seldon’s galactic playbook.  Since he resigned the Speakership in 1998, Newt has expanded his reach, his personal brand, and his cadre with such entities as the Gingrich Foundation, The Gingrich Group, The Center for Health Transformation, American Solutions for Winning the Future, Gingrich Communications, and Gingrich Productions (run by his third wife Callista).

Exhibit 42 of the House Ethics Committee report issued in the wake of Speaker Gingrich’s ethics violations regarding the suspicious tax-exempt status of his course Renewing American Civilization, reveals how much Newt internalized the fictional historian Hari Seldon.  Scribbled in Newt’s own hand are notes he made during a 1992 meeting with a major contributor of GOPAC. He outlined his role as a visionary leader.  His “primary mission” was to be an “advocate of civilization”—a “definer of civilization”—the “teacher of the rules of civilization”—and “leader (possibly) of the civilizing forces.”  Newt saw his mission as “universal rather than national.”

Newt Gingrich assumes the mantle of the history professor when it suits the occasion.  Other times he plays down his academic background.  When in professor mode he likes to recommend books.  None carry more weight in understanding his political and personal drive and his strategy to transform America more than the science fiction of Isaac Asimov.  The greatest influence on Newt Gingrich, the conservative Republican, was the liberal atheist Isaac Asimov.  Many in Newt’s generation, including me, read that stuff with great gusto and fascination.  It was marvelous entertainment. 

Newt saw not just entertainment but a...

master plan

using the Foundation trilogy as his political handbook,

a guide to how one man creates a new force for civilized life. 

Two thousand years ago Cicero observed that to be ignorant of history was to remain always a child.  To which we might add a Gingrich corollary:  to confuse science fiction with reality is to remain always a child.


Also, I cannot help but think of Newt Mighty Mouse...



Newt Gingrich thinks of new ways to make Americans afraid.


ABC News GOP Debate - Newt's Lunar Mines

ABC News GOP Debate - Mitt Romney's Bet

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Recently met an old German lady who relocated in the USA and has survived 70 years of smoking after surviving WWII in Germany.
She briefly spoke about the size of the holes blown into German cities being as big as a house. The weapons are a lot bigger now. Newt Talks of being in total war situations etc.  however the USA could have easily chosen a more friendly path of non war and non social enginering intervention in other country's.

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Recently met an old German lady who relocated in the USA and has survived 70 years of smoking after surviving WWII in Germany.
She briefly spoke about the size of the holes blown into German cities being as big as a house. The weapons are a lot bigger now. Newt Talks of being in total war situations etc.  however the USA could have easily chosen a more friendly path of non war and non social enginering intervention in other country's.

this has nothing to do with blowback. this has to do with newt and his circle jerk cabal planning to false flag nuke muliple american cities just like in jericho and exposed in the recent Mel Gibson movie, Edge of Darkness

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Look here--the shadow govt. thinks it's cute to entertain the idea of them setting off a false flag nuke "because the damage would be manageable/survivable":

This map, released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and contained in a report from a study that analyzed the likely effects from terrorists setting off a 10-kiloton nuclear device a few blocks north of the White House. The map shows a summary of severe, moderate and light damage zones, and types of damage or injuries likely to be encountered by responders. The report predicted terrible devastation for roughly one-half mile in every direction, with buildings reduced to rubble the way that World War II bombing raids destroyed parts of Berlin. But outside that blast zone, the study concluded, even such a nuclear explosion would be pretty survivable. The little-noticed, 120-page study was hardly a summer blockbuster, produced in November 2011 by the Homeland Security Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration. It was called "Key Response Planning Factors for the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism," and even though the government considers it "for official use only" and never published it online, it circulated months later on scientific and government watchdog websites. Click for a larger version. (AP Photo/FEMA)
Gov't report: DC nuke blast wouldn't destroy city

Tuesday - 3/27/2012, 2:19pm  ET

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - This is what the U.S. government imagines would happen if terrorists set off a nuclear bomb just blocks away from the White House: The explosion would destroy everything in every direction within one-half mile. An intense flash would blind drivers on the Beltway miles away. A radioactive cloud would drift toward Baltimore.

But the surprising conclusion? Just a bit farther from the epicenter of the blast, such a nuclear explosion would be pretty survivable.

A little-noticed U.S. government study explores what would happen if terrorists got their hands on enough nuclear material to explode a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb, roughly 5,000 times more powerful than the truck bomb that destroyed the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. But the city wouldn't disappear from the map.

"It's not the end of the world," said Randy Larsen, a retired Air Force colonel and founding director of the Institute for Homeland Security. "It's not a Cold War scenario."

The biggest difference between the disaster that the government studied and the nightmares of incoming ICBMs from the former Soviet Union is the size of the explosion. Cold War-era fears imagined massive hydrogen bombs detonated in the sky, not a smaller device _ one that might fit inside a parked van _ exploding on the street.

"Our images of nuclear war are either of Hiroshima or Nagasaki or what we saw in the movies during the Cold War," said Brian Michael Jenkins, a senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation. "If you are thinking about (a city) being wiped off the face of the earth, that's not what happens."

The study, "Key Response Planning Factors for the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism," was produced in November by the Homeland Security Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Even though the government considers it "for official use only" and never published it online, the study is circulating months later on scientific and government watchdog websites.

The White House on Tuesday described the threat of nuclear terrorism as one of the most important issues in recent discussions between President Barack Obama and Pakistan's prime minister. Separately, scientists at an international nuclear security summit in South Korea this week promised to cooperate to improve detecting and securing rogue nuclear bombs and components and investigating related threats.

For the fictional attack the U.S. government studied, the blast zone would extend just past the south lawn of the White House and as far east as the FBI headquarters.

"Few, if any, above ground buildings are expected to remain structurally sound or even standing, and few people would survive," it predicted. It described the blast area as a "no-go zone" for days afterward due to radiation. But the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, and the Pentagon across the Potomac River were all in areas described as "light damage," with some broken windows and mostly minor injuries.

The government study predicted 323,000 injuries, with more than 45,000 dead.

The flash from the explosion would be seen for hundreds of miles, but the mushroom cloud _ up to five miles tall _ would only keep its shape for a few minutes. The flash would be so bright it could temporarily blind people up to 12 miles away, including drivers on Washington's Beltway. At least four area hospitals would be heavily damaged or couldn't function, and four others would experience dangerous radiation fallout. The government said it expects to send warnings afterward by television, radio, email, text message and social media services like Twitter and Facebook.

It predicted the seriousness of radioactive fallout, which would drift with prevailing winds that vary depending on the season and expose victims closest to the explosion to 300 to 800 Roentgens, or enough to kill nearly all of them, in the first two hours. In the spring, fallout would drift mostly to the north and west of downtown Washington. But in the summer, it would drift mostly southeast. After two hours, the radioactive cloud would move over Baltimore with far less exposure.

"Unfortunately, our instincts can be our own worst enemy," the report said. After the bright flash of a nuclear explosion, people would rush toward windows to see, but the resulting blast could break glass as far as three miles away just 10 seconds later and cause injuries.

Terrified victims would try to flee the area, but going outside could expose them to deadly amounts of radiation within a few minutes. A car offers no protection. The government's advice for everyone within 50 miles: Head downstairs into a parking garage or basement. Anyone caught outside who heads indoors should remove shirts or jackets and shoes and brush their hair to remove large fallout particles.

The blast zone could be smaller or larger, depending on the city. In more dense cities, including New York, towering buildings could help confine how far debris flies, though the radioactive fallout cloud would still drift over a larger area.

The key is to quickly head underground to parking garages or sturdy basements and wait, Larsen said. After about seven hours, radiation begins to disperse significantly, he said.

The government study didn't look at the plausibility of terrorists building a nuclear bomb or smuggling one into Washington, which is protected with radiation sensors and other technology designed to thwart such an attack.

The study didn't say why it chose the intersection _ 16th and K streets northwest _ as the epicenter for its fictional nuclear bomb.