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Reporting from just outside DC on the eve of WWIII

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posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:07 AM
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Greetings, fellow ATSrs. My office is just across the Potomac from Washington DC. Should the situation with Russia turn dire over the next 72 hours, I'll have a front row seat to the Apocalypse.

So until this situation fizzles out, or blows up in our faces in the most spectacular way, I will keep you all updated on what I observe.

Currently, it is safe to say that most people around here have their heads in the sand about what's going on. They don't seem to realize that when Russia says "we will shoot down anything that flies and then blow up whatever sent it" that things are getting suddenly very serious. I will be interested to see how local attitudes change if and when the situation escalates in the coming days.




posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks


I hope you brought an umbrella to protect you against the bombs.

The world doesn't realize how close we are to war now. Good thing im free the coming days so i can watch WW3 without distraction IF it is gonna happen this time. Need to buy me some beers when i get off work



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:12 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks


Don't worry I will know if DC is gone because I should be able to see the mushroom cloud from my house

. In that case I probably won't hear an update from you and I'm sorry.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: olddognewtricks

Two thoughts on this.

1. How does it feel to be at work during the dawn of the apocalypse?

2. If DC were to 'vanish,' would it be so bad???




posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: WarPig1939

Stay tuned!


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posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:20 AM
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originally posted by: olddognewtricks
I will be interested to see how local attitudes change if and when the situation escalates in the coming days.


Keep an eye on the Russian embassy and to other ATS'ers keep an eye on any Russian consulates in your area. If a war, god forbid, is coming the Russians will start destroying documents etc at their embassy / consulates.

Watch for smoke from the chimneys. Keep an eye on russian nationals to see if they are being told to leave the US.

That should be an indicator.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:22 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: olddognewtricks

Two thoughts on this.

1. How does it feel to be at work during the dawn of the apocalypse?

2. If DC were to 'vanish,' would it be so bad???


Thats one way to drain the swamp.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:23 AM
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They just meant it figuratively as opposed to literally..



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:24 AM
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a reply to: Nickn3

Indeed.

Have a few friends in surrounding DC so it's not optimal personally however.


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posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

These are not bad ideas. Unfortunately the only embassy I can see across the water is the Ukrainian. However, there is a Russian four desks down from where I am. I just checked and yeah he didn't come in today.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

1. It has its pluses and minuses.

2. I wouldn't be around to know should that happen, so you will have to seek comment on that from elsewhere.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:33 AM
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Might I suggest having an updated post ready, and mouse hovering on the send button as soon as the headlines/events start happening?

You will have a short amount of time once missiles are launched to get the post out, and maybe even have enough time to get to a hardened or sheltered area to avoid the initial blast (like a basement).

That is, of course, should nukes be launched.

As far as everything else, who knows.

I doubt a response from Russia would involve a retaliation on the scale of launching nukes.

For the most part, it should look business as usual from your vantage point. Most people don't react to things unless it is in their face like buildings exploding and shots being fired in their general vicinity.

I fear your in for a boring few days, except for perhaps news headlines.


(post by SecretsoftheBlueApples removed for a manners violation)

posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: Cygnis

We will see.

If the ICBMs do launch, I should have a 31 minute window to get a pretty good post uploaded.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:46 AM
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Well I guess if worst comes to worst we won't have to deal with the strep and double ear infections going on in our house right now.

On the other hand, damn I wanted to be healthy for the end of the world.

-Alee



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: olddognewtricks
a reply to: Xcathdra

These are not bad ideas. Unfortunately the only embassy I can see across the water is the Ukrainian. However, there is a Russian four desks down from where I am. I just checked and yeah he didn't come in today.


Keep an eye on US military movement, especially the navy.

On the flip side this entire issues seems very out of place. I say this because of European response to what Trump is doing. I get the impression many EU leaders dont care for Trump but in this case some are extremely supportive.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: NerdGoddess

Yeah!

If anything happens, tell Comcast I said "go fly a kite!"



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 08:01 AM
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originally posted by: olddognewtricks
a reply to: Cygnis

We will see.

If the ICBMs do launch, I should have a 31 minute window to get a pretty good post uploaded.


Not in DC unless the hunter killer subs are on the Ruskies. SLBMs would hit you within 2 minutes.
edit on 11-4-2018 by nightbringr because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: nightbringr

Downer.


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posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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originally posted by: SecretsoftheBlueApples
Glad to see you're completely spineless and maintain zero faith of our military, which I've served in for 23 years. You must have French DNA... So glad you're in charge of Jack and Squat! Leave the real work to the adults, we'll defend and protect those who can't protect themselves. Enjoy your Cheetos and Box Wine.
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That escalated quickly.




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