Tuesday, October 4, 2016

"40 Million Russians To Take Part In "Nuclear Disaster" Drill, Days After US General Warns Of War With Moscow"

"40 Million Russians To Take Part In "Nuclear Disaster" Drill, 
Days After US General Warns Of War With Moscow"
by Tyler Durden

"As relations between Russia and the US disintegrate as a result of the escalating proxy war in Syria, which today culminated with Putin halting a Plutonium cleanup effort with the US, shortly before the US State Department announced it would end negotiations with Russia over Syria, tomorrow an unprecedented 40 million Russian citizens, as well as 200,000 specialists from "emergency rescue divisions" and 50,000 units of equipment are set to take part in a four day-long civil defense, emergency evacuation and disaster preparedness drill, the Russian Ministry for Civil Defense reported on its website.

According to the ministry, an all-Russian civil defense drill involving federal and regional executive authorities and local governments dubbed "Organization of civil defense during large natural and man-caused disasters in the Russian Federation" will start tomorrow morning in all constituent territories of Russia and last until October 7. While the ministry does not specify what kind of "man-caused disaster" it envisions, it would have to be a substantial one for 40 million Russians to take part in the emergency preparedness drill. Furthermore, be reading the guidelines of the drill, we can get a rather good idea of just what it is that Russia is "preparing" for.

The website adds that "the main goal of the drill is to practice organization of management during civil defense events and emergency and fire management, to check preparedness of management bodies and forces of civil defense on all levels to respond to natural and man-made disasters and to take civil defense measures." Oleg Manuilov, director of the Civil Defense Ministry explained that the exercise will be a test of how the population would respond to a "disaster" under an "emergency" situation.

Some further details, on the 3-stage, 4 day drill:
I stage: organization of civil defense actions: The stage is going to practice notification and gathering of senior officials of federal and regional executive authorities, local governments and civil defense forces, deployment of civil defense management system on all levels, readying civil defense communication and notification system. After the National Crisis Management Center have brought the management signals, all management bodies, state authorities, forces and facilities on duty and people will be notified through notification systems available.

II stage: Planning and organization of civil defense actions. Deploying a team of civil defense forces and facilities designed to respond to large disasters and fires. The stage plans to practice deployment a mobile interagency multi-functional team of civil defense forces and facilities in each federal district in order to carry our rescue and other urgent operations, civil defense actions and to deploy special civil defense units in constituent territories; putting rescue military units, divisions of the federal fire service, rescue units on standby. The stage provides for the team to be reinforced, activation of backup control centers and practicing collecting and exchanging information in the field of civil defense.

III stage: Organization of actions of civil defense management bodies and forces for response to large disasters and fires. The stage will deal with the use of the civil defense team to respond to large disasters and fires, setting up aerial and mobile control centers, revising of routes for save evacuation of people, organization of vital services; taking off fire and rescue units of the federal fire service to put out fires and conduct rescue operations at potentially dangerous facilities, including closed administrative territorial entities.

The drill will rehearse radiation, chemical and biological protection of the personnel and population during emergencies at crucial and potentially dangerous facilities. Fire safety, civil defense and human protection at social institutions and public buildings are also planned to be checked. Response units will deploy radiation, chemical and biological monitoring centers and sanitation posts at the emergency areas, while laboratory control networks are going to be put on standby."

The fact that among the measures tasked for the civil defense team will be a response to "disasters and fires" as well as the rehearsal of "radiation, chemical and biological protection", makes it clear that Russia is about to hold its biggest nuclear war drill since perhaps the end of the Cold War.

Why now? Perhaps, in addition to the sharp deterioration in relations between Russia and the west, where tensions are on par with the cold war, another answer may come from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, who last week warned Congress that the implementation of a No Fly Zone in Syria as proposed by John Kerry recently, and a centerpiece of Hillary’s foreign policy strategy, would result in World War III.

During testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services last week General Joseph Dunford rang the alarm over a policy shift that is gaining more traction within the halls of Washington following the collapse of the ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia in Syria saying that it could result in a major international war which he was not prepared to advocate on behalf of. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi asked about Hillary Clinton’s proposal for a no fly zone in Syria in response to allegations that Russia and Syria have intensified their aerial bombardment of rebel-held East Aleppo since the collapse of the ceasefire.

"What about the option of controlling the airspace so that barrel bombs cannot be dropped? What do you think of that option?" asked Wicker. "Right now, Senator, for us to control all of the airspace in Syria would require us to go to war against Syria and Russia. That is a pretty fundamental decision that certainly I’m not going to make," said the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suggesting the policy was too hawkish even for military leaders.
As a reminder, Hillary Clinton strongly argued in favor of a no fly zone ever since October 2015, just days after Russia began a bombing campaign aimed at maintaining the stability of the Syrian government. "I personally would be advocating now for a no fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to try to provide some way to take stock of what’s happening, to try to stem the flow of refugees," said Clinton in an interview with NBC in October 2015.

Despite the warnings, the former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate, who has a well-known hawkish position towards regime change and matters related to Russia, has continued to advocate this position which has gained traction in recent weeks among top US diplomats.

Clinton is not alone: as the WSJ reported in June, more than 50 US diplomats endorsed a notorious dissent memo, demanding that that the Obama administration employ military options against Assad, such as the implementation of a no fly zone if not a direct attack against the Syrian regime. The argument from the diplomats is that the situation in Syria will continue to devolve without direct action by the US military, an argument of dubious legality if undertaken unilaterally without a UN Security Council resolution but which as Sputnik reports, the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power has been laying the groundwork for under the controversial “right to protect” theory of international law arguing that Russia’s opposition to a resolution should be ignored because they are a party to the conflict.

Russia, in turn, has countered that if the Assad regime falls then terrorist groups including ISIS and al-Nusra Front will likely fill the resulting power vacuum descending the country into an even greater harbor for international terrorism. Ultimately, the Syrian conflict is fundamentally about the transport of energy, and whether Russia maintains its dominance over European natural gas imports, or if - with the Syrian regime deposed- a Qatar natural gas pipeline can cross the territory and make its way to Europe.

As for the Russian nuclear war drill, we can only hope that any such rising hints of nuclear warfare remain in the realm of the purely theoretical.”
"Russia Putting 40 Million Citizens into 5,000 Shelters
 from October 4-7 as Military 'Exercise'"
by Newsroom

"Many a military attack was staged as though it was a military "exercise." So why is Russia putting forty million citizens into 5,000 Hardened Shelters as a Civil Defense "Exercise" from October 4 thru 7? That's about 8,000 people per shelter, a very manageable number. Are we about to be attacked?  Could be!

Given the terrible state of relations between Russia and the west, with the US having paid to foment the overthrow of the elected President of Ukraine, and our ongoing efforts to forcibly overthrow the President of (Russian ally) Syria, with NATO having surrounded Russia (after promising in the 1990's not to do that)  and now activating "Missile Defense" systems in Poland and Romania which are capable of shooting down Russian Missiles, have the Russians finally had enough abuse from us? Are they going to put an end to it using the only language understood by the US Government and it's NATO puppets? (The only language the feds understand is Force) 

Moreover, no one, in the entire history of human existence, has ever put 40 million people into bomb shelters over a three day period as some sort of "exercise." The entire economy of Russia will grind to a complete halt. The cost and logistics involved in doing this are staggering!  

Here's another possible interpretation of the coming "exercise": What if we're going to be attacked by a full barrage of nuclear missiles, once the Russians have a third of their population safely tucked away in underground bunkers? That could mean sometime very near October 7 or shortly thereafter.

This possibility is interesting when we consider that just days ago, for the first time in US history, there was a national test of the Emergency Alert System, with the specific goal of testing whether or not the President of the United States could address the American people directly within ten minutes of a "national emergency." An inbound nuclear attack would certainly qualify as a national emergency, wouldn't it?

Frankly, right now would be the perfect time for Russia to launch an actual attack. The US is totally unprepared to protect, never mind save, any Americans from a nuclear attack. The US halted all Civil Defense programs decades ago. Our citizens don't even know to "Duck and Cover" when they see the flash of an atomic explosion. They don't have emergency food or water stored in basements. They don't have a clue what to do in such an attack, because our government stopped civil defense training decades ago.

Prior "Odd" Actions In European Governments:
• On August 22, The BBC in London reported that the government of Germany had begun urgently telling their citizens to store emergency food and water "in case of a disaster which threatens our existence."  That story remains on the BBC web site.
• Days after Germany told its citizens to stock up on food and water, the Czech news channel CT24 broadcast a message from the government telling citizens to ‘prepare for the worst’. Czech media sources reported that in the event of a national crisis, the food needs of the country will not be met.
• Days after that, Finland began telling its citizens to begin stockpiling food and water.

Throughout all of this, the US mass-media remained totally silent on this bizarre and terrifying news, and they're remaining silent on this Russian "Exercise" putting 40 million citizens into Bomb Shelters this week.” 

We trust our readers to be sensible, logical people. We know that our readers prefer to have the facts, and an assessment of the logically possible, in order for them to make their own decisions. We are, however, cognizant of the possibility that some folks who are emotional-retards, might also be directed to this site and to them we say: THIS IS JUST A POSSIBILITY, IT IS NOT DEFINITE! We may be here a week from now- and nothing will have happened- and we can all laugh that we thought the worst! So don't go off, half-cocked, thinking this is somehow the end of the world, and do something incredibly STUPID like kill yourself or anyone else, because this "possibility" may be completely wrong. This is a time for planning, not panic. So keep your wits about you and THINK before taking any action. After all, what if we're wrong?

Update 3:35 PM EDT October3, 2016: Legislative elections were held in Russia on 18 September 2016. The first formal session of the new legislature was scheduled for October 17. Russia has now accelerated the date to October 5, and all the members of the legislature will meet in a BOMB SHELTER as part of the upcoming"exercise" outlined above. Intelligence analysts are now speculating the only reason to call the new legislature into session early, and to do so in a bomb shelter, is for them to grant formal approval to launch a war. Several Pentagon Intelligence analysts are saying "This is staring us right in the face" but the level of "Denial" being encountered over this reality is said to be astonishing. 100% full psychological "denial."

Update 3:45 PM EDT: The United States has just announced it has cut off all bilateral cooperation with Russia inside Syria. US State Department official announcement here. This is basically saying the US is planning to use military force inside Syria and they know it will involve attacks upon Russian forces inside Syria but they're doing it anyway. This is very likely to be how and where the war breaks out, and the reason Russia is moving its citizens into bomb shelters.  

They're ready to fight us over what's going on in Syria and if we attack Russians inside Syria, the Russia will have cause to attack Americans inside America. Russia realizes that if they go ahead and do that, the US will undoubtedly strike back at Russia, but they'll have their people in Bomb Shelters. We won't. The only ones who lose in this fight will be Americans- left totally in the dark by our government and our mass-media over the coming calamity- until the blinding white flash.

This news has begun to hit the mass media in Europe. The London Mirror Newspaper states it plainly "Russia Prepares its Citizens for NUCLEAR WAR with the West." 

A comment: I thought long and hard about posting this, sensationalistic as it may appear, but anyone who's been following the situation in Syria, and the NATO buildup on Russia's border, must consider that provocations can only last so long before there's a response. As was posted here on September 28:

Paul Craig Roberts, “World War III on the Horizon” 

I certainly don't know what if anything will happen, but gather enough puzzle pieces and and soon a picture gradually emerges. I do know what Putin said, and I believe he means it:
So I ask you- despite how truly insane it all seems at times, could they really be so crazy as to do even this? I can't honestly say no, they couldn't, would never do this, on both sides. You have the absolute right to at least be aware of this... decide for yourself. - CP

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