The Current Terror Threat, Byte-Sized for Easy Consumption
1. Islamic nation Pakistan has nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technology.The moderate government there is in real danger today of falling to radicalMuslim forces, including the Taliban and Al Qaeda.2. Iran's ongoing bold pursuit of nuclear-weapons-producing capability hasslipped to page 2, even while the Iranian momentum picks up speed. Thisshould tell you something about the escalating overall danger civilization isfacing at this moment in time.3. It is obvious to most at this point that well-funded terror groups WILL gettheir hands on nuclear weapons in the near future. How to define "near future?"I hawked my crystal ball shortly after Y2K, so I don't have that answer for you.
Recent History & Political Reality
The world was fortunate that Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) worked aswell as it did as a nuclear deterrent through the Cold War years. Today, there isno such solution in reach.So governments are increasingly going public with programs and appeals totheir populations to be aware and to prepare for the day when the nucleargenie escapes once again. The urgency with which that is taking place is largelya measure of proximity to the Middle East or Western Asia. However, even inAmerica, oceans away from the tinderbox, you should be able to detect thecivil defense frame of mind re-emerging little by little.We have to pray that it isn't too little too late.
Figure You Are On Your Own
It may be many years before American sentiment drives government officials tofoot the immense bill required to shelter the population from nuclear falloutand/or equip the nation for realistic recovery efforts following a seriousnuclear event. In fact, the rebirth of civil defense in the USA likely won'thappen until AFTER a radioactive ground zero appears on the map.So if you hear the rushing wind today, you have to know that you areresponsible for taking protective measures for you and your own.The good news, in a nutshell, nuclear preparedness is simple, as long as youhave an understanding and respect for the risks present in nuclear fallout.(Forget surviving a nuclear blast--that may require a lot of luck--or a lot of determination if you prefer to simply move out to the boonies today, awayfrom potential targets).