posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:15 AM
here are the drawbacks to underground bunkers....they may have only 1 or 2 "entrances" to the outside world...they may be able to withstand a
nuclear blast, but, if the blast happens at the entrance, everything inside is sealed up from the outside world. trying to dig yourself out (in the
case of iron mountain) requires heavy equipment, which need power and ventilation, and a place to put all of the removed debris. then there is the
amount of time this would take, coupled with the prospects of what would it be like outside. would an enemy simply park a few tanks, or armed
vehicles, with a few dozen troops at the stratigic locations (air vents, backdoors, underwater escapes) and wait it out... if the surrounding area was
hit with a nuclear blast you would have dangerous levels of radioactive ground for miles around the exit points, coupled with the fact that anything
moving in these areas would surely be easily noticed (not much activity in a nuclear blast zone), by people outside the safety perimeter....and let's
not forget that limestone is porous, whatever is water-soluable could, over time, leak down and cause problems if it is not constantly monitored,
filtered, and the byproducts stored.
there is also human nature, what kind of living conditions would evolve over time? fights over leadership, rations, jealousies, crime...people that
would naturally want to leave, against those that would want to wait longer. remember, even though you might be guarenteed of survival by living
underground, doesn't mean you will be able to start up a socialized civilization, if and when you emerge.
to me, a slow death sitting among all the worlds greatest achievements, data, and worthwhile riches, still means you will die buried in the ground.