By Mac Slavo
At last count, there are eight countries in the world that have officially designed, developed and tested nuclear weapons. Another two (Israel and Iran) deny they have built or are building such weapons, but the probability that Israel has them and that Iran is building them is believed by members of the international community to be extremely high.
That being said, it’s only a matter of time before a madman at the helm in any of these ten nuclear-armed states decides to push the button. With the global economy in shambles, the world’s super powers mobilizing military assets, and hundreds of trillions of dollars in unservicable debt soon to be realized by the financial community, how long before history rhymes with previous large-scale events that culminated in the fall of the Roman empire or the World Wars that devastated tens of millions of lives in the 20th century?
War, it seems, is inevitable. Not just because of the many problems faced by mankind, but because of the nature of mankind itself.
Whether that war is a widespread nuclear conflict involving the world’s super powers, or a more limited event in the middle east involving Pakistan and India, according to a new report published by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, a nuclear engagement (even a limited one) would lead to widespread destruction across planet earth, with at least 2 billion people at risk of starvation or death.
The kicker? The effects will be so long-lasting, according to the author of the study, that there’s pretty much nothing we can do to survive it:
The threat of nuclear war has been embedded in global consciousness since the invention of the atomic bomb. Most fears are focused on blast radius and radioactive fallout; but the long-term effects of a nuclear conflict could be far more concerning.
According to new research from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and Physicians for Social Responsibility, a phenomenon known as “nuclear famine” is keeping experts up at night. The study estimates that more than 2 billion people are at risk.
Its author, Ira Helfand, says even a limited nuclear war could lead to “the end of civilization.”
Helfand theorizes it could occur in stages. The first is climate change. Existing literature shows that a regional nuclear war between India and Pakistan could drastically affect temperatures throughout the world. A 2007 study published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics predicts that the soot created by such an event could reduce temps by 1.25°C per year for at least a half-decade.
This would wreak havoc on global crops.
The final stage of this catastrophe is starvation.
With his best guess, Helfand breaks the at-risk into three groups: (a) 870 million people already facing malnourishment, (b) grain-importing nations, and (c) the entire population of China. The first group gets more than 75% of its nutrition from grain, and a significant portion would not be able to afford higher prices.
Grain-importing nations, like South Korea, Japan, most of North Africa, and the Middle East, would be hard hit by trading partners who suddenly decide to stop exporting. Additionally, China’s 1.3 billion citizens would use up their rice and wheat reserves in a few months, and international hoarding may make open-market purchases impossible.
As Helfand has said: ”This is a disaster so massive in scale that really no preparation is possible. We must prevent this.”
With the vast majority of the world’s nations still unable to build the bomb, a blanket approach could work. ICAN pleads that the “very survival of humanity depends on nuclear weapons never being used.”
The nuclear-armed nations of the world didn’t just build these weapons so they can look at them. Sure, our leaders may claim these weapons are merely deterrents designed to prevent war, but the fact is, advanced weaponry has always been used for the purposes of conquering. Our modern era is no different.
We came dangerously close during the Cuban missile crisis in the early 1960′s. Cooler heads prevailed that day.
And even if starting a war is unintentional, it could happen. On at least one occasion, in 1983, the United States and Russia were literally minutes away from a full-scale confrontation under both country’s policies of mutually assured destruction. It turns out that was a false alarm – but the world was almost destroyed as a result. This is one of the incidents we know about, and given the secrecy behind such military operations, it’s quite possible that there have been more.
The bottom line is that we must assume these weapons will be used at some point – that should be a given. What we don’t know is the scale of the nuclear engagement. It could be that Russia, the United States, Israel, China and North Korea just start lobbing intercontinental ballistic missiles by the hundreds, in which case we’re all pretty much toast. Or, it could be a limited war, with the conflict in India and Pakistan finally coming to a head.
Whatever the case, even if those dropped bombs detonate thousands of miles away from you, there is a strong likelihood that you will feel the direct effects in the form of an almost immediate climate change, food scarcity, extreme price rises, and the riots and looting that are sure to follow.
As with any disaster, whether its a nuclear war, global financial collapse, or a natural disaster, we can fully expect the worst of the worst. As the IPPNW report notes:
We would have to expect panic on a far greater scale following a nuclear war, even if it were a “limited” regional war, especially as it became clear that there would be significant, sustained agricultural shortfalls over an extended period.
It is probable that there would be hoarding on an international scale as food exporting nations suspended exports in order to assure adequate food supplies for their own populations.
Though the report suggests it is impossible to prepare for such an event, one could argue that survival is certainly possible.
Assuming we survive the nuclear impact and fallout because we live in a strategic location (or just got lucky!), your most immediate concerns would be food, water and self defense, all of which must be considered before such an event occurs if you intend to improve your odds of survival.
Surviving a nuclear winter will, of course, not be easy. According to the report, two billion people could die as a result – probably within a matter of months or a year. A similar scenario would play out should a disaster like a Super EMP weapon or solar flare take out our national (or global) power grid.
Regardless of the disaster, the aftermath, like any crisis or emergency, is survivable.
From the standpoint of preparedness, this means having long-term food stores and a preparedness plan to go along with them. You’ll first need to survive the initial “die-off” as millions of people search for food and resources. Then, when your own food stores run out, you’ll need to be able to produce your own by way of micro-farming and raising your own livestock.
What it will boil down to is adaptability. We can’t predict what will happen or what we will face. But understanding the potential threats, how to mitigate them when they occur, and the options we have available should our best laid plans fail gives us a much better chance of surviving disasters than just pretending like they can’t ever happen. – SHTFplan.com
The sun and moon combined to give places from the Middle East and Africa to the east coast of the U.S. a real astronomical treat on Sunday.
The eclipse was deemed hybrid since it started annular (a “ring of fire” eclipse) and ended a total, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist and Astronomy blogger Mark Paquette.
Central Africa had the best viewing conditions of the eclipse, which was partially visible to those along the East Coast at sunrise.
Twitter user @wxrjm took this photo of the eclipse in Hampton, Va., on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
Twitter user @mbrio captured the eclipse in Garden City, N.Y., on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
This eclipse photo was taken by Twitter user @Katie_Plyler on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
AccuWeather.com Astronomy Facebook fan Bobby B. took this picture of the eclipse in New Jersey on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
AccuWeather.com Astronomy Facebook fan Kevin L. captured the solar eclipse in Grenada on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
Graphic by Al Blasko, AccuWeather.com.
- PHOTOS: Friday Evening’s Lunar Eclipse (thesurvivalplaceblog.com)
An Israeli official who refused to be named said the strike targeted Russian made missiles headed for the Lebanese group Hezbollah. There has been no official confirmation of the strike from Israel.
President Bashar al-Assad is Alawite and Latakia, a port city, is one of the strongholds of the Alawite community.
“Several explosions were heard in an air defence base in the Snubar Jableh area,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based activist network. (source)
According to RT:
There have been five previous incidents in which Israel is believed to have struck inside Syria. The first of those took place in January. In all of the alleged attacks, the reason given was that Israel feared that weapons were making their way into the hands of Hezbollah. But many critics said that it was just an excuse for a blatant direct attack inside Syria,
As the bogeyman of the Middle East, how appropriate that Israel chose Halloween to launch an attack.
An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli airstrike overnight, but provided no details. Another security official said the attack occurred late Wednesday in the Syrian port city of Latakia and that the target was Russian-made SA-125 missiles.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the attack. There was no immediate confirmation from Syria. (source)
Israel has refused to officially confirm that the strike took place. This refusal shows that Israel is increasingly behaving like a ‘rogue nation’ who strikes as and when it chooses with assumed impunity and the knowledge that nobody will step in to stop them.
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By Jon David Miller
There are multiple ways that civilization as we have known it could rapidly end, real possibilities that could happen very soon.
The least critical of these is the economic collapse that many believe is already slowly in progress. Of greater concern are the potential “Extinction Level Events” (ELEs) that we are facing.
These present an even greater risk than they might if people were prepared for them. Very few are informed of the near future possibility of disaster. Many who have heard warnings still have a normalcy bias and have taken no actions.
The issue here is not about the raising of fear or panic. That is just the excuse that authorities in the know use for not presenting these concerns for public discussion and planning.
Rather, the real concern should be that “the powers that be” are known to be interested in a reduction of the world’s population to less than a billion. So the public has purposely been distracted and uninformed of what may happen.
It is urgent to make as many people as possible aware of these threats so they can form support groups, plan and prepare the best that they can.
The Fukushima nuclear meltdown demonstrates how vulnerable nuclear facilities are to disaster. The radiation levels are so high in Japan that 30 million people may need to be moved. Even so, their health has already been seriously harmed.
Meanwhile, radioactive fallout continues traveling around the world, particularly in the Northern hemisphere. High radioactivity levels on the U.S. west coast are not being well publicized. Pacific sea life and food crops all over North America are being effected. We could eat, drink or breathe in a damaging radioactive particle at any time.
Even worse, the used rods stored at Fukushima are still in danger of meltdown before long, with no viable plan to stop it from happening. This would release radioactivity far in excess of any previous event.
You may not be aware that nuclear installations in Pakistan have been blown up by terrorist actions multiple times in recent years. The media does not reveal these incidents, either to prevent concern or to avoid encouraging further acts of nuclear terror.
In security drills at U.S. nuclear facilities, those playing the part of terrorists have often successfully made off with the target “nuclear material”, or penetrated to where a terrible explosion could be set off. Most nuclear plants and processing facilities in the U.S. are guarded by lightly armed private security guards.
It is shocking how much nuclear material has made its way into the hands of rogue elements. They are planning and practicing attacks that could wipe out large cities and radiate the surrounding regions.
Some observers of events believe that there are secret interests that may set off a “false flag” nuclear incident to be blamed on someone else, similar to what many think happened with the 9/11 attacks.
Beyond terrorism, nuclear facilities are susceptible to other disturbances such as an earthquake, mega storm or power outage. These installations were not built to withstand all that could happen to them. Many of them are over 40 years old. “Small” leaks and other maintenance issues are not well publicized. Further, the onsite fuel supply for back up generators would last no more than 30 days in most cases.
It would be wise to live as far away as possible from a nuclear site, and out of the path of the normal wind direction from it.
Further, ever since World War II and the Cold War following it, the threat of nuclear war has hung over humanity. The saber rattling in the Middle East has the potential to initiate World War III, which could deteriorate into nuclear weapon use.
While those with incomplete knowledge debate whether there is overall global warming or cooling, and whether climate change is due to human activities emitting too much carbon dioxide or not, the ongoing release of methane from deep ocean reserves threatens a rapid change to an unlivable atmosphere.
We cannot depend on the fraudulent data used by elite powers to create the hoax about normal human activities causing global warming. On the other hand, the overall evidence of 15 years of global cooling doesn’t mean that there is not also warming in some areas. There are regions getting warmer and others getting cooler.
The Earth may become so warm we cannot survive at one extreme, or we may fall rapidly into an ice age with snow and ice so deep we get trapped in our homes at the other. In either case, it’s big trouble. Thousands of species are already going extinct on this planet, so we need to stop the methane release while learning how to fix things.
You are undoubtedly aware of the increased severity of natural disasters around the world.
Major earthquakes and volcanic events as well as sinkholes have manifested in the last few years. There is a major sinkhole currently expanding in Louisiana that has received minimal media coverage. These disasters have disrupted the lives of many thousands of people.
Within the last few years a huge number of structures and/or crops have been damaged by storms, high winds, tornadoes, tsunamis, massive floods, drought, wild fires, extreme temperatures, deep snow, ice storms, etc., ravaging many areas. In some instances, millions have found themselves suddenly without power for days or weeks.
It is speculated this may have some relationship to the solar system’s changing position in the galaxy. It could also be caused by other approaching bodies as discussed further below.
The sun is supposed to be in a period of increased activity according to its normal maximum and minimum cycles, but it has been abnormally quiet, as it was leading into past “little ice ages”.
At the same time, when flares do arise and shoot out an ejection, they have been larger than normal, which can have a more serious effect on us.
With the planet’s rumbling with greater intensity, and the signs of a possible polar shift in progress, it seems the Earth may be on the verge of major changes. A sudden powerful geophysical event could be very destructive.
Consider this projected map of the United States post changes. Another similar map shows an additional bay effecting several western states. These maps are based on conjecture about potential ocean and earth changes from anticipated influences.
With the changes in our magnetic shield, it is more likely than ever that a charged blast occasionally shot from the sun, a “coronal mass ejection” (CME), may get through into our planet’s atmosphere if directed our way.
What if all power and communications were knocked out for days, weeks or months by a major storm, a large solar flare or an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) generated by an enemy producing an explosion in the atmosphere with an effective weapon?
An EMP could fry the power grids of much or all of the United States or other areas of the planet, and also damage satellites we rely on for communication.
Research has revealed that a major solar CME has occurred previously about every 75 to 120 years. We are way overdue for a really large event.
In 1859 such a major explosion (called the “Carrington Event” after the scientist who identified it) destroyed much of the new telegraph system in the U.S. Some telegraph operators were injured by the electrical surges through the lines. The telegraph network was set back in its development from this incident.
Even a small nuclear explosion generates an EMP. It is known that special weapons have been developed for producing one, for example the secretive “High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program” (HAARP) installation in Alaska.
A pulse generated by terrorists near a city could destroy the local power system, disrupting normal life for quite a while. EMP bombs in the atmosphere launched from enemy ships miles off the coast could knock out the power grid of the whole North American continent. HAARP used as a false flag may be able to do that also.
The aging United States power grid lacks the modern transformers that could act as giant “surge protectors”. Many other nations have these already in place.
A few years ago the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to upgrade the grid by having these protective units installed, but the Senate held up action on the bill, leaving it in limbo. In any case, these transformers are not manufactured in the U.S., and there is a backlog of perhaps a couple of years in production and delivery.
If all power were shut down for an extended time, and your refrigerator, water, lights and heating system were not working; and you could not get cash from a bank branch or an ATM; and no stores or restaurants were open; and no gasoline or natural gas could be pumped without power; and the computer chips in modern vehicles were zapped so they would not operate; what would you do for food, water, heat, money and transportation? What would others in your area do?
Society would be in chaos within just a day or two. Yet the government is not publicizing this enough that we can be prepared.
“Comet Ison” is a large comet already visible to many on Earth in the night sky. As it comes closer to its nearest point in November, it is expected to become obvious to everyone. It is reported that it may appear as large as the moon.
Ison may have a debris field with it that could pummel the Earth with meteors. There are currently astounding numbers of fireballs being reported in the skies all over the world. These may be the smaller advance pieces of debris burning up in the atmosphere.
NASA and other authorities have announced Comet Ison, but they are minimizing the information about it. Could it have a profound effect on the sun as it gets closer? Is it likely to stimulate an EMP level coronal mass ejection?
If we are dodging meteor fragments and running from fires, survival may be a perilous challenge.
Ancient texts from various cultures indicate that there is a celestial body or group of bodies that passes through our solar system on a long cycle. Most sources suggest an approximate 3600 year time frame for this period.
A large space object is usually very influential on other bodies it comes near. The ancient Sumerians referred to what is today called Planet X as “Nibiru”. Other cultures had different names.
Planet X is thought to be on an extended elliptical orbit that takes it far beyond the sun, where it may be hidden from view until its return to our part of the solar system. Most Planet X theorists believe that this will be very soon. Many have tried to photograph what looks like a second smaller body near the sun at sunrise and sunset.
In 1983, there were reports published in the media of a mystery body that had been spotted by astronomers with a newly orbiting telescope. Some thought it may be the unknown influence that causes strange occasional disturbances in the movements of Uranus and Neptune.
However, the publicized information about this possible Planet X was rapidly called a mistake by authorities. Discussion of it disappeared from government agencies, academic institutions and public media.
The main Planet X theory is that a star smaller than our sun, perhaps a “brown dwarf” star, is traveling in a long revolution around our own sun, or in a mutual orbit with it. This second or “binary” star is considered to have smaller planets and moons orbiting it. Planet X or Nibiru may be a planet that orbits this star, or the star itself.
A brown dwarf star is one that never fully ignited, usually because it lacks sufficient mass. It may be dark or perhaps glowing like a hot coal, rather than exploding with fiery energy like our sun. Thus a brown dwarf star may not be clearly visible even in a telescope until it is fairly near, even though a brown dwarf is normally at least the size of Jupiter.
The theory is that this star system is coming nearer our sun, and now causing a warming of our solar system from Pluto inward as it approaches. Planet X is expected to pass through our closer, better known planets somewhere between Mars and Jupiter.
Planet X is described in ancient writings as a “winged planet” with a reddish cast and wings or “horns” on two sides. It has been speculated that it may have a high iron content, with a protruding cloud of iron rich dust, giving it this appearance.
Whatever Planet X may or may not be, it is thought to be very large, somewhere between 5 times the size of Earth and the size of Jupiter. Ancient references suggest it has significant gravitational and magnetic effects on the various other bodies in our solar system when it comes around, especially the sun and solar activity, and the Earth.
Theorists say that if a Planet X passes through our solar system as described, massive upheavals and destruction would likely occur on Earth, as has been the case multiple times according to ancient records.
Earthquakes, volcanic activity and sinkholes have been intensifying, and some of the occasional ejections by the sun have been large. Further, major climate changes have been worsening food shortages.
According to the Planet X theory, the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter may have been created by such a body or one of its moons colliding with a planet of our immediate solar system formerly residing in that zone.
It is anticipated that there may be a field of other space objects that accompanies Planet X. Earth could be pummeled with meteors, rocks of various sizes falling like hail and causing great damage and harm. Craters on the moon and Earth may have been caused by meteors from previous visits of Planet X.
Serious storms and disturbances, including rearrangement of the seas and continents, could also occur from the effects of the body itself.
The magnetic effects of a Planet X could be stressful on humans and animals, possibly disrupting normal brain functions. Some theorists have suggested that wearing a lead lined helmet could help protect the brain while Planet X is close.
Some wonder if one of the purposes of the “chemtrails” of metallic dust being routinely sprayed in our skies is screening out the observation of Planet X and or its star, or for reducing radiation or other effects from it.
Procurement of Emergency Supplies & Disaster Drills
FEMA has been preparing for a possible disaster in their Region III, which includes Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, with a deadline of October 1 for delivery of supplies and training of personnel.
Similar emergency preparedness actions are reportedly going on in Puerto Rico and other east coast areas, as well as in the New Madrid Fault – Mississippi River area and Texas.
Meanwhile establishment insiders are said to have vast, well-stocked underground facilities to escape to where they expect to wait out the havoc, while most of those on the surface of Earth perish.
It would be wise to make a best effort to prepare as well as possible in the time remaining before any possible system shut-down or end of civilization scenario. Forming a support community with family, trusted neighbors and nearby friends to make plans, gather supplies and build shelters is a very important consideration.
Jon David Miller is a social analyst, wellness educator, philosopher and singer/songwriter. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts with honors in economics from Ohio University, a Master of Arts in religion and a Master of Divinity from Hartford Seminary, and 40 years of experience in wellness education, business, community organizations, social studies research and writing. Jon is the author of several books, including The New World Order Empire, and developer of several websites, such as www.SurviveTheChanges.com.
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By Harvey Wasserman
In the wake of an apparent break in the march to a wider war, the reality of a nuclear dimension in Syria remains largely unspoken.
There are at least five key reasons why American military intervention in Syria’s civil war could go nuclear:
(1) There’s a reactor near Damascus.
It is relatively small, by most accounts containing about a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weapons-grade uranium. That’s not much in the scheme of things when it comes to building an atomic bomb. But as Alexsandr Lukashevich of the Russian Foreign Ministry puts it, “If a warhead, by design or by chance, were to hit the Miniature Neutron Source Reactor (MSNR) near Damascus, the consequences could be catastrophic.”
Of prime concern would be “contamination by highly enriched uranium” throughout the immediate environs. At the very least, it would be “a serious local radiation hazard,” according to Mark Hibbs of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, speaking on Russia Today.
Lukashevich also predicts that “it would no longer be possible to account for nuclear material, its safety and control.” Such material, he warns darkly, could fall into “the wrong hands.”
If the U.S. does ultimately attack Syria, it would want to avoid hitting that reactor. It’s also possible that in the ensuing chaos, one of the myriad unaccountable factions roaming through the civil war could target that nuke. Such a group could blame the U.S. or claim credit, depending on its particular orientation.
Whether it happens, that reactor is just another sitting atomic duck awaiting a random shooter and the cover of new chaos.
(2) Despite Secretary of State John Kerry’s promise of an “unbelievably limited” attack, once the U.S. military commits to action in Syria, it is unlikely to hold back any of its tactical arsenal. That would almost certainly include depleted uranium (DU).
When shells made of this super-hard material penetrate armored vehicles, hardened bunkers and other structures, the DU disperses into fine radioactive particulates that are easily inhaled. Wherever deployed—as in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan—DU inflicts horrifying health consequences, including cancer among people of all ages and birth defects among children born well after its use. Uranium-238 has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, imposing virtually permanent contamination.
Should DU weaponry be used yet again, this time in Syria, the contamination would be widespread and irreversible. Many thousands of innocent people—including the countless unborn—would suffer greatly. As with all radioactive fallout, the lethal effects will stretch through the generations.
(3) When the world’s superpowers collide, nuclear war is always a possibility.
At this point, the U.S. and Russia appear to be coming together. But in this too-often irrational global tinderbox, the stakes could not be higher.
In such situations, we hope for the best, but can’t lose sight of the potential worst.
In Tuesday night’s speech, President Obama mentioned the use of chemical weapons during World War I. He might also recall that a bizarre assassination in Sarajevo by a tiny handful of young Serb nationals somehow touched off a four-year war that killed 10 million people outright, plus another 10 million—including 500,000 Americans—in the influenza epidemic that followed.
To this day, the circumstances that sparked that war are virtually impossible to comprehend. They seem, indeed, to have somehow acquired a devastating momentum all their own.
Yet the instability of the Balkans back then pales before the flashpoint that is today’s Middle East. A protest in Syria turned into a civil war, and then a proxy war. It could easily expand into a regional and, in the worst case, global, conflict. Looming in the background of the tense, torturous negotiations yet to come is the reality that despite everyone’s best wishes, diplomatic failure is a distinct possibility—one that could ultimately become synonymous with the atomic unthinkable.
(4) In the bottomless turbulence that defines today’s Middle East, the Americans and Russians so far seem to retain some shreds of rationality. But given the Peaceful Atom’s half century of weapons-grade proliferation, we cannot know which nations or marginal groups might now have atomic devices and what random impulses might prompt their use.
In a profoundly unpredictable world, each of the more than 400 commercial-sized reactors still operating continues to produce radioactive materials that could fuel a nuclear weapon.
Each of those reactors is itself a profoundly vulnerable target. Should the situation in Syria devolve to a wider war, the likelihood of a freelance atomic “situation” becomes all too probable.
(5) While the world’s attention is focused on Syria, the global-scale disaster at Fukushima spirals out of control.
The more serious the crisis in Syria, the more it will divert attention from an existing nuclear disaster.
Millions of tons of heavily contaminated water continuously flow through the site in central Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. Millions more accumulate in flimsy tanks already breaking apart, all within the specter of the next earthquake.
The three melted cores at Fukushima Daiichi have yet to be found. The common radioactive waste pool near Unit Four is surrounded by buildings whose foundations are being undermined by the continuous flow of radioactive water.
Most terrifying, the entire core of Unit Four remains perched in a damaged fuel pool 100 feet in the air, atop a structure that’s sinking. Should it crash to the ground, that core could potentially spew into the ocean and atmosphere more than 20,000 times the radiation released at Hiroshima.
A sane species would be pouring all its resources into somehow healing the open apocalyptic wound that still festers at Fukushima.
Yet we are tied up in Syria. We can be deeply grateful that the situation there today seems at least slightly less dangerous than it did yesterday.
But atomic danger lurks without warning in every facet of this crisis. – Truth Dig
This article has been contributed by Survival Pulse.
To the untrained eye, it would appear that the masses are waking up. People are becoming more informed. Local news stations are talking more about what used to be called “conspiracy theories”. Our opposition to further war in the Middle East has been noted and a crisis in Syria has been temporarily averted. The United States public seems to have achieved a small victory, right?
To the trained eye, this is called diminishing returns. The old tactics used to deceive and manipulate the emotions of the public have become less effective over time. Does this mean that we are winning the fight, or that something more sinister is on the way?
The Weakening of the False Flag
A false flag is an attack that is meant to deceive the public into believing that it was carried out by a person or group other than those who are actually responsible. The purpose is to gain support from the public against those who are blamed for the attack to justify action against them. Those truly responsible for false flags are a topic heavily debated but I will refer to them as the elite.
In the past, when the vast majority of the public used the MSM as their sole source of information, a false flag was extremely effective. However, people now have access to more sources of information and have become increasingly skeptical. This has been underscored by the most recent lack of American support for military action in the Middle East, along with an unprecedented amount of skepticism regarding the shooting in Aurora, Co and the Boston Marathon bombing.
With the internet today, it has become almost impossible to prove or disprove any specific event unless it is experienced first-hand. All it takes is some well-crafted disinformation to discredit and make the masses second guess what actually happened, or if an event even happened at all.
An Event that will Shock Even Those that are “Awake”
So if the elite really are behind some of the most horrific events in recent history, how would they further their agenda in today’s world? It would take an event or series of events that directly affects the entire American public. An event so devastating that it would overwhelm the senses. It would have to hit close to home and trigger an emotional response so strong that even skeptical Americans would ignore the possibility of the elites involvement.
What kind of event would accomplish all of the above? The type of event that preppers have been getting ready for. An EMP, nuclear bomb, and chemical attack are a few things that come to mind. It really is anyone’s guess as the elite would likely try to be as unpredictable as possible.
The scariest part though, is what could follow such an event.
We have all heard about the NDAA, government ammo purchases, FEMA coffins, etc. I could go on for days with more examples but I think you get the point. In the wake of a truly horrifying disaster, the masses would be vulnerable and easily mislead once again. All it would take is some simple staged aggression towards the government from “truthers” or “extremists” after a major event to issue in the new era of martial law and FEMA meal plans.
You might not even be that lucky if you are on the government’s terrorist list. I guess you shouldn’t have purchased that value pack of protein bars!
If the elites are responsible for false flags in the past, there is no doubt that they will do whatever it takes to further their agenda. “Whatever it takes” could be one hell of a major disaster given the growing number of Americans that are waking up.
While I believe we should all celebrate the growing awareness of the masses, we must remain vigilant. The elite are watching the masses too, and they aren’t celebrating…