Barack Obama put the Postal Service in charge of dispensing "medical countermeasures" VIA executive order released Wednesday



updated 4:57 p.m. PT, Wed., Dec . 30, 2009
WASHINGTON - If the nation ever faces a large-scale attack by a biological weapon like anthrax, the U.S. Postal Service will be in charge of delivering whatever drugs and other medical aid Americans would need to survive.

In an executive order released Wednesday, President Barack Obama put the Postal Service in charge of dispensing "medical countermeasures" to biological weapons because of its "capacity for rapid residential delivery."

While most likely unrelated, the release of the executive order comes less than a week after a man with alleged ties to al-Qaida tried to bring down a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner. In recent days, Obama has sought to assure the public that his administration is doing what it can to protect the nation from terrorist attacks.


Under the new order, federal agencies must develop a response plan that includes possible law enforcement escorts for Postal Service workers and gives anthrax "primary threat consideration."

Anthrax made headlines in the weeks following the 2001 terrorist attacks when letters containing the substance were sent to lawmakers and news organizations.

The spores killed five people: Two Washington, D.C., postal workers, a New York City hospital worker, a Florida photo editor and a 94-year-old Connecticut woman who had no known contact with any of the poisoned letters. Seventeen other people were sickened.

Obama says his decision to give the Postal Service a role in responding to a widespread biological attack won't supersede the authorities of other agencies.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34636216/ns/us_news-security/

Views: 43

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

Comment by Jeff on January 1, 2010 at 1:21pm
Well, all things considered I wouldn't mind getting my Cipro from the mailman. In fact if they want him to deliver Valium or Percodan in the event of a nuclear war that would be fine too. And actually, with that in mind, a nuclear war, perhaps he can deliver food and water also?

Latest Activity

Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @CarpeDonktum: @realDonaldTrump Twitter censoring you Mr. President? I got you fam. https://t.co/jrrDBZRlCe
Twitter4 minutes ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
President Trump reposts video from winner of Infowars meme contest https://t.co/QkSiZETTfF
Twitter8 minutes ago · Reply · Retweet
dogitydog posted a discussion

Patriots Now Considering Plasma Heat Weapon Against Domestic Enemy Politicians and Enablers

This is a serious weapon. This cop gets cooked beyond recognition in a matter of a few seconds. This should be reserved for politicians like the headline says. This might actually get their attention.Focused Plasma Technology is something that has…See More
12 minutes ago
Deep Space commented on Deep Space's video
Thumbnail

Citizens go after ‘war criminal’ Elliot Abrams

"trump is very naive & gullible & easy to manipulate. A HUGE let-down. A Deep State cock-sucker. I've got my eyes on Tulsi Gabbard. Not that voting matters. The whole system is rotten to the core & anything short of a total collapse…"
12 minutes ago
Deep Space posted videos
21 minutes ago
Doc Vega's blog post was featured

David Paulides and More Stories From 411 the Book Series

 Each year Americans on vacation or simply taking a break in a neighboring National Park or Forest are missing and…See More
25 minutes ago
Chris of the family Masters's blog post was featured

The deeper reason for drug ads on television

by Jon RappoportFebruary 14, 2019Television viewers are inundated with drug ads from Big Pharma. It’s a flood.Have you ever heard of these…See More
25 minutes ago
Raz Putin favorited Chris of the family Masters's blog post The deeper reason for drug ads on television
26 minutes ago
Raz Putin commented on Deep Space's video
Thumbnail

Citizens go after ‘war criminal’ Elliot Abrams

"Trump's playbook has gone deep into Neo-Con line up. Knee deep. Elliott Abrams and Bill Barr two recent examples. Bolton, Pompeo etc. The devils you know perhaps..."
33 minutes ago
Deep Space commented on Deep Space's video
Thumbnail

Citizens go after ‘war criminal’ Elliot Abrams

"Man, that guy Elliot sure could use a good firing squad to atone for all his war crimes. But trump likes him. Yet another Deep Stater & Swamp Monster... (sigh)"
1 hour ago
Deep Space posted blog posts
1 hour ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan favorited Raz Putin's discussion Zero Hedge: "Trump Declares National Emergency To Pay For Border Wall"
3 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan replied to Raz Putin's discussion Zero Hedge: "Trump Declares National Emergency To Pay For Border Wall"
"Ahhh, nope, not just yet, but.... LOOK: Obama Declared National Emergencies 13 Times Including Swine Flu, Iran And Flint Water Crisis President Trump is expected to declare a State of Emergency at the US southern border on Friday. Declaring the…"
3 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan replied to Mrs. Tif Morgan's discussion Gallup: Five Million Illegals Coming to U.S. in Next 12 Months
" Bomb the hell out of the caravan??? LMBO...:)  Nope, but we sure do need that wall."
3 hours ago
Deep Space commented on James T. Kirk's video
3 hours ago
Deep Space favorited J. Patriot's video
3 hours ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted