The U.S. Is Preparing For “Complex Catastrophes”

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (From army.mi): “Department of Defense resources stand ready to provide defense support to civil authority in the case of any man-made or natural disaster, said Dr. Paul Stockton, the assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs.

“Stockton said the DOD [Department of Defense] is also honing its skills for the possibility of facing complex catastrophes, such as what was practiced in the recent National Level Exercise 11…

“The exercise scenario featured a 7.7 earthquake along the New Madrid fault, which falls along the Mississippi River. The 7.7 earthquake typifies what Stockton terms as the challenges of complex catastrophes.

“’First, the magnitude,’ he said, because ‘it’s so much bigger than anything we’ve faced — way beyond Hurricane Katrina — over 100,000 casualties in the scenario.’”

My Comment: Although these catastrophes manifest as natural disasters, their real cause is man, and therefore, it is in our power to prevent them. In any case, no country has any other choice but to implement a national program of adapting its citizens to the new conditions in the world—to life in a single integrated society.

Namely the resistance of our egoistic nature to the implementation of the method of correction is called the “evil inclination” (Yetzer Ha Ra). How much do we need to suffer like stubborn children in order to start acting sensibly?!

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  1. I agree, our defense should be against our Yetzer Hara instead of against the outcomes of the problems we create because of the Yetzer Hara.

  2. It’s interesting to see that the government are finally speaking up about the New Madrid “Fault” (which is probably more of a RIFT, as i understand it, which means it’s bigger). Pumping out all the oil/gas/water from the underground layers has removed the cushion and when a quake hits, the Mississippi River has the potential to become an inland sea. Look at the earthquake activity online. Also looks shaky around the land bridge from Alaska…anyone else ready for a long walk home?

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