Nuclear disasters may be the worst kind (well, other than the highly unlikely zombie apocalypse). The devastation, the sickness and relatively quick death of many people, the longer-term cancer and death by effect of radiation of those who survive the short-term effects. It’s a horrible, horrible situation.
What is even more horrible than a nuclear disaster caused by the meltdown of a nuclear power plant is the idea of a nuclear missile strike. In addition to all of the horrible things that I just described, a nuclear missile strike has the added issues of a huge detonation zone with the destruction caused by the explosion along with the the radiation fallout over a wide area from the explosion, the shockwave from the explosion and the additional devastation caused by that shockwave, and, if the nuclear warhead explodes in the atmosphere, the EMP effect which could disable the power and communications grid for an extended period of time. Absolutely devastating.
So, why am I talking about this? It’s not like we’re in a nuclear conflict right now, are we? The Cold War ended years ago, didn’t it? Well, you have a point, but it may be worth hearing what is going on outside of the United States before deciding that you’re completely safe from this possibility. The Daily Mail reports:
“Moscow has been accused of posturing to the rest of the world by prepping civilians for potential war, instructing them to check on the availability of bomb shelters and gas masks.
“In response, US intelligence officials told NBC News that the CIA is preparing for a possible cyber attack on the Kremlin to embarrass its leadership.
“Many defense experts believe Russia is not intent on war but is instead throwing its weight around to deter western countries from intervening with Russian bombing in Syria.
“Among the ‘stunts’ carried out by the Kremlin have been state-sponsored television guides on how to prepare in the event of an attack on Russian soil.
“State-controlled media has also carried news bulletins warning civilians to familiarize themselves with the nearest bomb shelters and clarifying which government bodies would take command in the breakout of war.” (hat tip to here for the source)
Now, maybe Russia is just posturing. Hopefully, this is the case, but it shows that Russia is at least considering the possibility of nuclear holocaust. If they are considering it, shouldn’t you consider how to survive this situation if it should occur?
How would you prepare for a Russian nuclear strike? Comment below.