Nuclear War

Latest Update: 3 September 2013

Given the Syrian civil war and Obama’s wish to involve US military forces in action against the Syrian Government I have decided to open up a page with some information and links regarding nuclear war survival.

It is a given that the American government believes in nuclear war survivability, but they take no actions to provide nuclear fallout shelters for the public. You see, it isn’t the public they believe will survive. It’s the military forces, but more important, the civilian government personnel, in particular the President and other government “leaders”, Congress and the SES – Senior Executive Service personnel. The SES are none other than those strap-hanging, high level government workers who are promoted into positions of high bureaucratic authority. These people are usually GS-16 and above, they have some directorship position, all the way up to positions like Secretary of State and so forth.

The world has been on the verge of nuclear war several times since the advent of nuclear weapons.

Those almost-wars have always involved the United States and Russia. Some stories tell us we’ve almost stepped over the line roughly seven times in history.

In no particular order they are, the Suez Crisis (November 5, 1956), the SAC-NORAD communications failure (November 24, 1961), a U2 spy plane accidentally violates the USSR Air Space (October 26, 1962).

During the Cuban Missile Crisis time frame on October 26, 1962, an intruder caused a full scale alert by scaling a fence and triggering alarms – the alarms were triggered and instead of sounding alarms for the local security forces, caused F106s equipped with nuclear weapons to be scrambled. The flight was barely stopped by a car racing across the tarmac to stop them. The intruder… a bear. Not a Russian Bear, just a bear.

On January 21, 1968, fire broke out on a B-52 carrying a nuclear payload near Greenland, forcing the crew to bail out. The unmanned plane then crashed about seven miles from the early warning radar station in Greenland. The damage done could have been remarkable. The plane exploded, as did the explosives surrounding the radioactive core of the nuclear weapons (which require conventional explosives to detonate). Given the state of nuclear weapons technology at the time, this type of unintentional detonation of conventional first-stage explosives could have theoretically triggered the second-stage fission reaction, resulting in a nuclear explosion.

On November 9, 1979 several command centers received information that the Soviet Union had launched a full scale nuclear attack. Over the course of the next six minutes, planes were launched, nuclear missiles were initialized and prepared for immediate launch, the president’s National Emergency Airborne Command Post was launched. It took a few more moments to assess the situation, manually, and no satellites or other sensors were detecting launches, therefore the alarm was cancelled. A software glitch caused the problem.

On June 3, 1980, at 2:25 in the morning electronic displays at NORAD, the SAC, and the Pentagon included prominent, highly visible numeric counters showing the number of enemy nuclear missiles detected began showing the numeral “2” instead of a “0” in a random fashion. Crews manning bombers carrying nuclear weapons were ordered to begin to warm up their engines. Minuteman missiles were initialized for launch. The airborne command posts were also launched. It was finally determined that this first event was a false alarm, however three days later it happened a second time, causing the entire emergency response procedure to start rolling once again. The problem was eventually traced back to a single faulty computer chip combined with faulty wiring.

Today we’re in a position to be able to check and double check sensors, computers, satellites and even seismic sensors to tell us about launches. The chances of a “mistake” setting off a nuclear war is slim if not impossible. But we’re looking at a face-off of the Russians and United States in the Mediterranean right now, today. The Russians have moved a large number of ships into place to protect Syria.

The United States has moved the Nimitz and a full carrier group into place, along with several destroyers. President Obama is calling for action over a chemical weapons attack, and apparently many Congressional leaders, including the GOP Speaker of the House is going along with this call. Today there is a debate going on, yet, Congress is not in session.

From my limited previous military life (almost thirty years), and from growing up during the Cold War I can see clearly the same signals and flags we saw when I was a kid and later in the military. Slow but sure build up. A flash point in the Middle East. Israel is “involved”. The US is involved. The Russians are involved. Military movements on both sides are involved. Weapons of Mass Destruction are involved (albeit, not against our own troops or those of the Russians).

The Russians are protecting Syria. The USA is going after Syria. There is no way this can NOT be seen as a recipe for disaster.

Do I BELIEVE there will be a nuclear war? No, but there is a possibility it can happen. We have a scenario setting up that can lead rapidly and irreversibly to just such a condition.

Thus, this page is not actually to make YOU believe, nor to convince you it will happen. This page is here to provide a central location for links to information about survival of nuclear war. If you take a direct hit on your city or suburb or even close to a rural location where you might live, you will likely die. If, however you survive a nearby strike you will be subject to nuclear fallout, wild fires and fire storms. You will be subject to animals, wild and otherwise. You will be subject to the greatest predator on Earth; human beings.

Simply preparing a place in the woods to hide really isn’t the best option sometimes.

Simply staying put in a well stocked dwelling (whether city or country) isn’t always the best option.

Bugging out or Bugging in isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be in various conditions either.

I’m not here to tell you the “best” because frankly, nothing I say will be of use if your own conditions don’t match mine precisely. And anyone out there that tells you the ONLY WAY to survive something is THEIR way is lying to you.

No, ladies and gentlemen, the ONLY WAY to survive is with a combination of knowledge, luck, circumstances, training and practice. There is no “formula”. There is no “right and wrong” to anything you do. There is no one “best weapon” for survival, be it an AK47 type device, 9mm, .45, or AR15. There is only your own, precise knowledge of your own weapons, your personal ability to persevere and your personal internal strength of will – and of course your personal physical abilities and limitations.

Your greatest asset in your mind, your education, your ability to learn both from books and others, but to learn from mistakes as well.

If a nuclear war starts, millions will die. City dwellers will certainly be the first doomed to die. Survivors will die from radiation sicknesses and starvation. In the days following nuclear strikes on the country, prevailing winds in North America will blow radioactive fallout Eastward where the heavier particles will fall closer to the bomb sites. Lighter stuff will continue and fall further East or travel completely around the planet several times before finally falling to rest in the oceans, Europe, Russia and back in the good old, dead old USA. Animals will die. People will die. Fires will destroy large areas of forest, cities and farmlands.

Survivors will be those who are in the right place at the time of the attack and stay put, take action to protect themselves and those around them from the coming fallout. Gangs won’t gather together for some weeks probably in such an attack simply because they are too busy trying to survive. But some weeks, perhaps two months after an attack the second wave of evil will come crawling out of the darkness, the hungry survivors from the cities. They will fight each other at first, then band together and move outward from no food to food. They will find your suburban home with fully stocked shelves, your wife and children, you and your guns. And they will take it all. Your wife for their use. Your children as slaves. Your food for themselves and your guns will be used to execute you and others who fight them.

Some weeks after the attacks, the ground invasion will begin. The Russians, Chinese, North Koreans and the Muslims will come, along with the Mexicans, the Guatemalans and all the other Central and South American scavengers. Canada won’t be safe either, so don’t think you will be.

But you can survive. Your family can survive. You can fight back. You can live, for a time…. but if we are defeated in such an attack, our lives will be cut short and eventually the United States of America will be divvied up among the victors.

But do not worry, America will, if this President isn’t in cahoots with the Russians and we’re just watching smoke and mirrors, give as good as she gets. We will hit aggressors against us with all we’ve got. Everything. Every man, woman and child in this country will fight invaders.

Assuming they survive the first bombs.

Later, this page will be updated with links, manuals and information that will help you to survive.

This author’s advice? Read it. Heed it. Print it. Pass it along to others. Plan for the worst. Be prepared for ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING.

Below are links to various forms of information. Many are online manuals, articles and forums. All contain information that you will find helpful. Please, throw out the stuff that “doesn’t make sense” – but remember your brain is your deadliest weapon and greatest survival tool of all. Knives, guns, weapons, tools, backpacks and hoards for food are all nice to have; but without them if you don’t have a clue, you’re going to die. Collect the information AND READ IT, COPY IT, PRINT IT:

http://www.ibiblio.org/rcip/nuclear.html#guides
http://theresistanceunited.com/2013/09/09/15-ways-to-limit-radiation-after-nuclear-armageddon/
http://www.transasianaxis.com/showthread.php?474-Global-Thermonuclear-War-Survival
http://www.transasianaxis.com/showthread.php?10337-Organizing-your-friends-and-families
http://www.transasianaxis.com/showthread.php?2173-E-M-P-(EMP)-e-m-p-emp-Electromagnetic-pulse
http://www.transasianaxis.com/showthread.php?5474-Criminal-Gangs-in-TEOTWAWKI-Understanding-the-Potential-Threat
http://www.transasianaxis.com/showthread.php?10214-Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear-Training-%28CBRN%29
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/nuclearfaq.asp
http://www.ki4u.com/guide.htm
http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/30/no-longer-unthinkable-should-us-ready-for-limited-nuclear-war/
http://www.wikihow.com/Survive-a-Nuclear-Attack
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20025919-501465.html
http://gizmodo.com/5810157/how-the-us-was-supposed-survive-a-nuclear-holocaust-with-9-inches-of-concrete
http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/survive-anything-chapter-1-nuclear-attack_04022010
http://survivial-training.wonderhowto.com/how-to/end-world-survival-guide-staying-alive-during-nuclear-holocaust-0140413/
http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/how-to-make-a-field-expedient-water-filter.htm
http://theresistanceunited.com/2013/09/09/prepper-tips-for-bartering-post-collapse/

7 thoughts on “Nuclear War

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  2. Nukes are bad, but I think the bio-weapons are much worse. Kills the people and leaves the infrastructure and even the livestock alive, the fertile American soil is not contaminated with radiation, Then it takes far fewer soldiers to conquer,the survivors.

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    • Agreed, and I think the Soviets… er Russians would agree as well. So would the Chinese. But nukes are a necessary evil because they need to take things out quickly. They will hit what’s left of our nuclear ICBM strike force, jet and bomber bases, as well as certain cities that they believe will put fear into the American people. Limited nuclear strikes will prevent us from deploying our own missiles and missile defense – at least that’s the classic thinking.

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    • Classic thinking may not apply in this day and age, with the ability to use GPS guided smart munitions, 5th column(ers)/terrorists/under-cover agents, it is quite possible to subvert the counter strike capability; to say nothing of activists who would organize ‘Surrender to Survive’ marches/demonstrations/riots. Just a thought.

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    • Very true…. and by the same token, I suspect that the “American with a gun behind every blade of grass” might not occur to everyone these days either, because Obama has worked so desperately hard to disarm us.

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