Why did 40 million Russian government employees recently participate in emergency evacuation drills?
Why did an official letter from the Ministry of Emergency Situations demand stadium managers start building shelters?
A Kremlin insider has warned that war with the United States could break out “even before the November elections in the U.S.,” urging citizens to stockpile food.
Sergei Markov, a member of the Civic Chamber, a Moscow-based state institution, told the Daily Beast, “These are the most serious tensions between Moscow and Washington in decades….the war might begin even before the November elections in the U.S.”
“I personally plan to stock 200 cans of pork to be ready for a potential war crisis,” Markov added, “and I advise everybody to do the same.”
Markov’s warning should probably be treated seriously given that he is known to have “close ties to (the) Kremlin”.
As we previously reported, Russian citizens have been stockpiling food and essential supplies for months as paranoia about a major conflict escalates.
Tensions have risen yet further in recent days after it was revealed that the Obama White House was considering a major cyber attack against Russia in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged “interference in the American presidential election”.
While Americans are kept distracted by the media’s obsession with Donald Trump’s alleged mistreatment of women, Russians have very different priorities.
State-owned television stations are urging citizens to find out where their nearest nuclear bomb shelter is located, while managers of the Zenit Arena, a huge half-built stadium in St. Petersburg, recently received an official letter from the Ministry of Emergency Situations demanding that they create underground facilities that will be used to protect citizens from nuclear fallout.
As we reported earlier this month, 40 million Russians from all levels of government recently took part in a civil defense “emergency evacuation” drill that was a test run of how the population would respond to a “disaster occurrence” under an “emergency” situation.
If Russia and the US go to war before the election, there’s a chance the elections won’t happen. But if they do, they will be severely impaired by not having electricity.
Yes, we can count votes manually.
But that’s not why you should be worried.
No, the reason this is a big deal is because Obama will become a war-time president. He might say that our country is too unstable to put an untrained, uninformed person into Office while this crisis is going on.
And just like that Obama gets a third term. Not many people in government (even the military) would oppose that if our grid had just been attacked.
What do you think? Would the elections still happen if we were at war? Are you prepared for the country going off the grid? Let us know in the comments.