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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:46 AM

Israel: Millions Donít Have Access To Bomb Shelters, Gas Masks, Army Warns

A quarter of the population does not have easy access to a bomb shelter or safe room, even as fears mount of a military engagement with Syria or Iran.

The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command said many regional authorities are still not prepared to deal with a regional war and millions of people are still without gas masks, Haaretz reported Wednesday.

According to the Home Front Command, only 53 percent of the population has gas masks and only 30% of households have a reinforced safety room. A quarter of the population does not have a bomb shelter in their building or even close by.

The inclusion of a reinforced safe room to provide protection against missile and bomb attacks has been a requirement in all new residential buildings since the 1990s. This replaces the former arrangement of installing bomb shelters beneath buildings or in communal locations.

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/home-front-command-mulls-inadequate-civilian-readiness-for-war/

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Purveyor Aug 2012 OP
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #1
atreides1 Aug 2012 #2
snooper2 Aug 2012 #3
zzaapp Aug 2012 #4
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. then maybe they shouldnt go picking any fights, hmm?

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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:49 AM

2. Same here

There is no such thing as Civil Defense in the US anymore...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:49 AM

3. Sweet, so if we can finally cut some of the bullshit defense funding starting Jan 2nd here..

Those poor poor contractors can go over there to get some more business...

Oh wait, but would Israel then be using the money we give them every year to pay for it, so we are still on the hook?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:55 AM

4. What a mess,

 

I remember an old Saturday Night skit that I though was funny
and sadly appropriate. One of the cast was playing Henry Kissinger ( I'm no fan) and sitting around an oval table were obviously Diplomats from Israel and the Middle East. The Kissinger character starts mumbling on for what seemed like hours. Pan back to the table and all of the Diplomats are asleep! The Kissinger character then sneaks around the table and one by one he slips a a pen into each one's hand and makes them sign some sort of treaty while they are all asleep !!!
Anyone else remember that one?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:24 PM

6. 3 billion and...

 

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