Peace through practical, proved civil defence for credible war deterrence
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    "There has never been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented." - British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, House of Commons Debate on Foreign Affairs, Hansard, 23 November 1945, column 786 (unfortunately secret Cabinet committees called "democracy" for propaganda purposes have not been quite so successful in preventing war). Protection is needed against collateral civilian damage and contamination in conventional, chemical and nuclear attack, with credible low yield clean nuclear deterrence against conventional warfare which, in reality (not science fiction) costs far more lives. Anti scientific media, who promulgate and exploit terrorism for profit, censor (1) vital, effective civil defense knowledge and (2) effective, safe, low yield air burst clean weapons like the Mk54 and W79 which deter conventional warfare and escalation, allowing arms negotiations from a position of strength. This helped end the Cold War in the 1980s. Opposing civil defense and nuclear weapons that really deter conventional war, is complacent and dangerous.

    War and coercion dangers have not stemmed from those who openly attack mainstream mistakes, but from those who camouflage themselves as freedom fighters to ban such free criticism itself, by making the key facts seem taboo, without even a proper debate, let alone financing research into unfashionable alternatives. Research and education in non-mainstream alternatives is needed before an unprejudiced debate, to establish all the basic facts for a real debate. “Wisdom itself cannot flourish, nor even truth be determined, without the give and take of debate and criticism.” – Robert Oppenheimer (quotation from the H-bomb TV debate hosted by Eleanor Roosevelt, 12 February 1950).

    “Apologies for freedom? I can’t handle this! ... Deal from strength or get crushed every time ... Freedom demands liberty everywhere. I’m thinking, you see, it’s not so easy. But we have to stand up tall and answer freedom’s call!” – Freedom Kids

  • Friday, December 16, 2016

    Christmas 2016 Civil Defence Compendium: world peace through credible defence and credible deterrence of wars, terrorist invasions, and tanks

    https://archive.org/details/Christmas2016CivilDefenceReader

    Peace through practical, proved civil defence and credible war deterrence, plus walls bring people together by stopping divisive terrorists

    A lack of peace in Syria and Ukraine for Christmas, yet again? Practical, helpful methods of low cost but proved civil defence mass evacuation, billeting, emergency feeding, and shelter. All proved in WWII against conventional explosives and chemicals, which worked well in the field, unlike failed utopian drivel from the warmongering "peace research" non-United Nations lawyers.

    Emergency Feeding Civil Defence Handbook No 8 1960 reprinted 1961 (focuses on IMPROVISED equipment and techniques applicable to devastated areas, as in Syria and Yemen today).

    A pot pouri compendium of historic and declassified reports proving the effectiveness of civil defence sheltering and evacuation techniques against conventional, chemical and nuclear war.  This specifically emphasises evacuation experiences and lessons from Operation Pied Piper (evacuation from British cities and billeting in rural areas, prior to WWII air raids), which is relevant to the bombing in Syria now.

    Peace through practical, proved civil defence and credible war deterrence, plus walls bring people together by stopping divisive terrorists. Declassified countermeasures against the effects of nuclear weapons, chemical weapons and conventional weapons.  Credible deterrence through simple, effective protection against invasions and collateral damage.  Discussions of the facts as opposed to inaccurate, misleading lies of the "disarm or be annihilated" political dogma variety.  Hiroshima and Nagasaki anti-nuclear propaganda debunked by the hard facts.  Walls not wars.  Walls bring people together by stopping divisive terrorists.

    1970 British Joint Service Manual of Home Defence
    1970 British Joint Service Manual of Home Defence, paragraph 124, casualties versus material damage with civil defence.


    The earlier upload of FALLOUT STUDIES IN OPERATION REDWING is also available, which includes some of the earlier reports, here: https://archive.org/stream/FALLOUTSTUDIESINOPERATIONREDWING/NV0110837%20FALLOUT%20STUDIES%20IN%20OPERATION%20REDWING#page/n0/mode/2up

    Headline in the Morning Star, 13 December 2016: "Final Liberation of Aleppo is in sight" (amid the carnage from the bombs and shells of Assad and Putin).  The Morning Star was the communist newspaper which published the classic Cold War propaganda headline, "Man of Peace Dies", upon the death of the dictator and KGB chief Andropov. What's curious is that similar appeasement of dictators, rather than focus on well proved civil defence, was also the response of mainstream newspapers to the 30 September 1938 Sudetenland crisis, when Hitler coerced Britain and France into agreeing to a Nazi invasion of the industrialised resources of Czechosolvakia (the Sudetenland region, bordering Germany) rather than have a war.  All the time, Britain and France were knowingly rearming more slowly than Germany (thus losing time, not gaining it), in the fear of provoking war.  If you look at the 30 September 1938 Daily Express, you find the editorial driven by fear, wishful thinking, and appeasement.  But there is some reporting of defence and civil defence work (evacuation of kids, housewives helping to dig trenches).  Again, as we have repeatedly argued, the most important aspect of civil defence (as with medicine) is the prevention of disaster, not merely mopping up the carnage in an undefended target city.  Civil defence makes deterrence of carnage more credible, and therefore more effective in ending war, or, better still, preventing wars and invasions in the first place.

    "Nor should we forget the (non-elected) Vice-Presidents of the CND, 11 in all, including Labour Leftists Lord (Hugh) Jenkins, Ron Todd (Transport & General Workers Union), Frank Allaun (of the pro-Soviet British Peace Assembly, and Labour Action for Peace), and Jo Richardson; ex-Communist Party members E. P. Thompson and Phil Bolsover; and, last but not least, Dr John Cox who was elected to the Executive Committee of the British Communist Party at its 38th Congress in November 1983. This was, of course, the memorable assembly when CND General Secretary Bruce Kent referred to the Communists as "partners in the cause for peace in this world", and praised the nauseatingly pro-Moscow paper, the Morning Star, for its "steady, honest and generous coverage of the whole disarmament case". (A measure of its honesty, and of its conception of 'Peace', can be gauged from its banner headline on the death of Andropov, just three months later. "MAN OF PEACE DIES", it said of the butcher of the Hungarians, the architect of Soviet psychiatric abuse of dissidents, and the ruthless former head of the KGB.)" - Julian Lewis.

    President Elect Trump's walls not wars idea is very well founded.  This is a photo (taken by yours truly) of one of the ancient Roman Walls still surviving here in Colchester, after nearly 2000 years.  The original Roman Walls here in Colchester were constructed for protection only after the original town (then the capital of England) was burned down by rebel tribes headed by Queen Boudicca, whose daughters had been raped by the Romans.  Walls with defended gate houses slow down attackers and prevent easy terrorism style raids.  Like the effectiveness of a seatbelt in a car against the most likely disasters (but not all possibilities), or the locked door on a building keeping out most intruders (but not one using a truck for a ram raid), a wall won't necessarily prevent or negate all kinds of air attacks and sieges, but it does make it much harder for the attacker.  Most ancient cities in the Middle East and in Europe had walls.  Peace wall were also constructed to defend England from Scotland (Hadrian's wall), to safeguard Catholics and Protestants during the terrorism in Northern Ireland, and to defend the whole of China!  The great scandal for Syria and Ukraine is the lack of defence walls, a lack which has resulted in disaster and civil war.