Skip to comments.If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?
Posted on 04/14/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
Funny question in the headline, yes?
But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists' improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event.
Well, no. And yes.
No very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K streets.
You can always look to movies to figure this stuff out, right? And in movies, since nuclear radiation is BAD, the thing to do is to get away from it as quickly as possible. In the movies, electronics are fried, too, the response is chaotic, and hundreds of thousands of people die.
Interestingly enough, though, the government has done quite a bit of work to figure out what exactly would happen if a suitcase nuke which, I know, doesn't really exist, but, for the sake of this example, bear with me actually did explode a few blocks from the White House.
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A happy dance?
Shrug. Then go about my business.
I would hope that Congress, the Supreme Court, the president and vice president were all in town.
Thank the Lord.....................
My action would not be required.
What difference does it make.
Keep doing what I’m doing.
Some of us already prepared...
I’m not ready to divulge what I would do at this point.
re: If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?
Mow my yard? Till the garden? Decide what to BBQ for dinner tonight?
Refer to my Governor, obviously.
Not a damn thing?
If they wanted to decapitate the government shouldn’t they target a golf course instead?
These are fun responses, but they’re also kind of sad. There are, after all, families in the area who are not 100% libtards, and also families of conservative congressmen may be affected. What about staffers who may hold conservative views? What about the good people at The Heritage Foundation? What about conservative folks vacationing in DC hoping to see the monuments?
Are you willing to sacrifice the lives of these innocents to rub out a few enemies?
Oh, you’re no fun any more. ;)
Or a gay bathhouse?
A lot would depend on the time of year. In all seriousness, I’d start filling water containers, make sure the Jeep was fully fuelled and in the garage, unpack a few key items, and hunker down for a couple days.
Our family had a serious discussion about this very topic within the last 2 weeks. Obama is so feckless, I do believe our enemies will attack the homeland before his term ends .... with what is going on in Nevada, it looks like the “enemies within” (also a direct result of Obama’s regime) will attack first.
I’d put a stop payment on my tax check.
A suitcase nuke delivered by intercontinental muzzies on D.C. might trigger an automatic counternuke on Teheran, and after that it’s Katy bar the door.
Best then to look to your prepositioned supplies & turn on your shortwave radio. Earnestly hope that you’re not traveling when it happens.
(I telecommute to a building a few blocks away from 16th and K, so I’d probably stop working on whatever I was working on. If the day was one of the rare occasions when I needed to come in to the office, I’d vaporize along with everything else.)
Ding ding ding!
Winner winner chicken dinner!
"Your honor, my client was under the influence of acute radiation poisoning..
Break wind in their general direction?
The surviving political leaders would certainly react by imposing what would be (but we wouldn’t call it) FASCISM. There would be a heavy-handed state imposed on all of us as a wild, thrashing, blind reaction to the attack, regardless of the source of the attack (N. Korea, Iran, etc.), and it would be WE THE PEOPLE who would suffer.
Example: 19 Muslims from Saudi Arabia and Egypt seize our airliners and crash them into ground targets. REACTION: target American taxpayers with humiliating grope-downs.
Any attack on the political class in D.C. would result in a harsh crackdown on the rest of us, the innocents.
If it were the Norks, even though the government would restrict OUR liberties, the gov would still call out the Norks as the perps. (Thank God for that.)
Same with Iran. (But only if it were the GOVERNMENT of Iran.)
If it were a non-governmental entity, say, a terrorist group, the government would call it out. (Good.)
Unless, of course, if it were an ISLAMIC front group, in which case, even after being nuked, the government would FAIL to identify the perps, instead casting blame on anyone and everyone else, even blaming ourselves for being too provocative and deserving to be the target of the attack.
Such a world we live in.
Work on my golf handicap. And I don’t even play golf.
Like all parasites, Washington D.C. has put into place a lot of measures to protect itself from things that may be detrimental to its host.
Most of the politicians have underground tunnels that run from their offices to the buildings where they congregate. And as you know, the offices are large enough to live in and have all of the amenities most of us taxpayers can’t afford on a middle class salary in Obama’s America.
They have an entire city underground there:
Not as long as Obama and the Democrat Party are in control. it might trigger an attack on the Tea Party though.
Don't forget to change your withholding too.
I heard that when the sci-fi movie, “Independence Day,” premiered (Billy Clinton was in office at the time), the moment the audience saw the White Hut being taken out by the aliens many of the theatres had people jumping up and down celebrating.
Could happen again in real life.
Ditto for the scene I reference above in Mars Attacks....everybody cheered when Congress blew up.
I was kinda thinking what we would expect from what may be left of our government should do in response...
Now I gotta go find a place where I can go buy a “Pocket Hose Ultra”...TV ad was playing as I was writing this...
Correct. Hillary said it best.
I know. I’m prepared for the fiery responses. :)
I think that baraq has been setting the table for either an economic crash or a terrorist attack or both since he slithered into office. Think of what they could do with that. (Never let a crisis go to waste).
They would use the crisis as an excuse to go postal on all of us. They will be greeted with nasty surprises, but I don’t think they are deterred by that thought.
First I would pray that my wife wasn’t at work should such a frightening and horrific scenario actually take place. Secondly, I would pray she didn’t suffer if she was at work when it happened. Thirdly, I would pray that I was with her at the end. If I survived (because I don’t actually work in D.C. anymore), I wouldn’t cheer or throw a party or act as if nothing happened. I would pray for my country and those who were killed or injured and their families.
Will trade mechanical work for ?
May be worth more than the dollar is today.
Carry my 91/2” 44 mag on my hip.
be deeply saddened with the sure knowledge that some politician is on holiday (at our expense) and wouldn’t be there?
I was down there one time working a job in Tyson’s Corner. Was awaken in the middle of the night with a deafening boom. Waited for the building to be blown apart. Realized a minute later it was a thunderstorm coming though. Had to change my underwear though.