What If ? - by John Farnham
What if? Here is the "What if?" question that is silently circulating
among federal agencies: Israel is currently fighting, as far as it is
concerned, for its very national existence. Few in Israel don't
believe that every, last Israeli ( man, woman, child) in the entire
county will be casually massacred, in place, when Iran/Hezbollah
When that happens, all of Western Europe will do little more than
scratch itself! Israel has not a friend in the world, save the USA,
and the UK. Curious that the same people who don't think the United
States should be fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq, wildly
cheer Israel for doing the identical thing in Lebanon! I guess it is
okay for them, but not for us, eh?
It is widely believed Israel has an arsenal of deliverable, nuclear
weapons. In fact, there is little doubt that is true. Iran will have
something along that line soon, and we all know Hezbollah to be simply
the "provisional branch" of the Iranian armed forces. Of course,
Russia and China have operational, nuclear arsenals too, as do, to a
lesser extent, India, and Pakistan. In addition, there is a
considerable amount of fissionable material, left over from the Cold
War, that is completely unaccounted for.
Heaven knows where it is!
So, there is a high probability, getting higher with each passing day,
that an above-ground nuke will go off, on purpose, somewhere in the
world before the current crisis subsides (if it ever does). There well
may be more than just one!
When that happens, this is what we can look forward to here in the
Life, for us, will change forever.
Airports will shut down immediately. In fact, all travel, save
walking, will be extremely restricted. Plan on being treated like a
criminal no matter where you go. Plan on not getting anywhere fast.
Those caught away from home will be stranded for weeks or months. For
Americans vacationing in foreign countries, even Mexico and Canada,
reentry will be all but impossible.
"Martial Law," or some version of it, will be imposed in every place.
That means curfews, endless checkpoints, and mass detention centers,
Television and radio will be offline. Hard, reliable news will be
difficult to come by. Wild rumors will circulate, unchecked.
Communication via telephone, cell phone, and computer will be cut off
immediately. The whole system will melt down. Restoration will be slow
and tedious. It may be weeks before you know the status of separated
friends and family.
All sales of guns and ammunition will be stopped immediately, along
with sales of liquor, fuel, and some drugs.
Military mobilization, on a national level, will commence in earnest.
Most roads, mass transit, heavy vehicles, busses, aircraft, and ships
will be immediately commandeered for military use.
Politicians, at all levels, will take extreme measures to protect
themselves. The rest of us will be the recipients of little more than
lip service. We'll see paranoid mayors, like [Mayor] Nagin in New
Orleans, send their police house to house confiscating legally-owned
firearms, ammunition, even food (you'll be accused of "hoarding") from
good and decent people who are unlikely to resist violently. The
indecency of such public criminality will never even occur to them.
As we saw in New Orleans, violent criminals, individually and in
gangs, will commit burglaries, robberies, arson, rape, and murder,
largely unhindered by police (who will be completely overwhelmed).
Those caught unprepared will, as always, make useful victims.
There will be chronic shortages of everything you can imagine. Cash
will become worthless. Until some universal faith in government is
earned and eventually restored, the new currency will be food,
ammunition, and batteries.
Decent people, entire neighborhoods, will have to band together for
protection. Large sections of urban areas will be considered too
dangerous to enter, even by police. In France, this is the case now!
Delivery of basic, infrastructure services, like water, gas, and
electricity, will become intermittent and unreliable.
I promise you, liberal, anti-gun snobs will be the first ones at your
doorstep sheepishly begging to borrow one of yours!
Many among the naive and unprepared will not live through it.
Individual preparedness, including reserves of food, water, guns,
ammunition, personal competence and resolve, et al, will see you
through it. while My advice is to get prepared now, while you still
can. "What if?" is, in fact, the wrong question. "What when?" is the
right one! - John Farnham Defense Training International, Inc.