“the citizens of Moscow are being urged to prepare for nuclear war with America by stockpiling essential…”
The United States and Russia have been engaged in a war of words over military intervention in Syria, with both countries now mobilizing their armed forces in preparation for conflict. Though the U.S. public doesn’t appear to consider the developing situation in the region as a serious threat, the citizens of Moscow are being urged to prepare for nuclear war with America by stockpiling essential and life saving goods in their homes and bunkers.
Russian state-owned television is urging the country’s residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs because Moscow could go to war with Washington.
Warning that the potential conflict between the two superpowers would be “catastrophic,” an anchor for Russia’s Vesti 24 showed off shelves of food, recommending that people buy salt, oatmeal and other products that can last a long time on the shelves. Powdered milk lasts five years while sugar and rice can last up to eight years, the newscaster explained before showing videos of pasta cooking in a bomb shelter.
Moscow has built some 5,000 bunkers over the last decade and has been actively holding nuclear emergency drills in an effort to prepare residents for the possibility of a worst-case scenario global conflict.
While such a scenario playing out in the real world is likely a low probability event, it can most certainly happen, especially when tensions and rhetoric are running high as they are at the moment. With both countries possessing massive militaries and thousands of nuclear weapons, a small misstep or misunderstanding could very quickly devolve into a hot war, the likes of which the world has never seen.
All it takes is for one person to misinterpret a comment or strategic action and the red button gets pushed. And once that happens, all bets are off.
Taking the potential for such a threat seriously and making preparations before disaster strikes could be the difference between life and death. Citizens of Moscow and broader Russia are getting ready.
Here are five things we recommend you consider for your immediate preparedness needs in the event of nuclear war.