The Reason Behind The Sales-Surge For Nuclear-Proof Bunkers

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

On April 15th, Zero Hedge bannered «Doomsday Bunker Sales Soar After Trump's Military Strikes», but this growth in the market for nuclear-proof bunkers is hardly new; it started during the Obama Administration, in Obama’s second term, specifically after the Russia-friendly government of Ukraine, next-door to Russia, got taken over in 2014 by a rabidly anti-Russian government that’s backed by the U.S. government.

This boom in nuclear-bunker sales is only increasing now, as the new U.S. President, Donald Trump, tries to out-do his predecessor in demonstrating his hostility toward the other nuclear superpower, Russia, and displaying his determination to overthrow the leader of any nation (such as Syria and Iran) that is at all friendly toward Russia. For earlier examples of feature-articles on this booming market for homes that allegedly would enable buyers to survive the first blast effects, and the most immediate nuclear contaminations, of a Third World War, see here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here

This surging demand for nuclear bunkers started right after the U.S. government arranged a coup in Ukraine that replaced the existing Moscow-friendly democratically elected President by installing a rabidly anti-Russian Prime Minister and national-security appointees from Ukraine’s two nazi Parties, the Right Sector Party, and the former Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine (which the CIA renamed «Svoboda» meaning «Freedom» so as to enable it to be acceptable to the American public). Then, the intensifying U.S. effort to replace the secular pro-Russian Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad by a sectarian jihadist government that would be dependent upon the Saudi-Qatari-UAE-Turkish-U.S. alliance, has only intensified further the demand for these types of «second homes». 

Whereas all of the purchasers of these bunkers are being kept secret, the U.S. federal government provides, free-of-charge, to top officials, nuclear bunkers, so as to allow the then-dictatorship (continuation of America’s current dictatorship) to function, in order, supposedly, to serve their country, which they’d already have destroyed (along with destroying the rest of the world) by their determination to conquer Russia. No one knows what the reality would actually be in such a post-WW-III world, except that there would be no functioning electrical grid, nights would be totally dark for anyone whose sole reliance is on the grid, and all rivers and other water-sources would be intensely radioactive from the fallout, so that groundwater soon would also be unusable — and, of course, the air itself would also be toxic; so, lifespans would be enormously shortened, and excruciating, not to say extremely depressing.

No one has published a computer-model of a U.S.-Russia nuclear war, because doing that would be unacceptable to the «military-industrial complex» including the U.S. government, but in 2014 a «limited, regional nuclear war between India and Pakistan» was computer-modeled and projected to produce global ozone-depletion and «the coldest average surface temperatures in the last 1000 years», which «could trigger a global nuclear famine». But such a war would be only 50 bombs instead of the 10,000+ that would be used in a WW III scenario; and, so, everyone who is paying money in order to survive WW III is simply wasting money.

But, somehow, there are people who either want a Russia-U.S. war, or else whose preparations for it are directed at surviving in such a world, instead of at ending the current grip on political power in the United States, on the part of the people who are working to bring about this type of (end to the) world. At least the owners of the major U.S. armaments-firms, such as Raytheon Corporation, would have an explosive financial boost during the build-up toward that war, but buying bunkers in order to survive it, would seem to be a dubious follow-up to such an investment-plan. On the other hand, it might appeal to some thrill-seekers who don’t even feel the need for a good computer-simulation of a post-WW-III world; maybe they’ve got money to burn and a craving to experience ‘the ultimate thrill’, and don’t want unpleasant knowledge to spoil the thrill.

After President Trump threw out his National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and replaced him with the rabidly anti-Russian H.R. McMaster, and then lobbed 59 cruise missiles against the Syrian government (which is protected by the Russian government), the cacophony of press that had been calling for President Trump to be impeached and replaced by his rabidly anti-Russian Vice President Mike Pence, considerably quieted down; and, so, the Obama-Trump market for nuclear bunkers seems now to be established on very sound foundations, for the foreseeable immediate future. And, if anyone in the U.S. federal government has been planning to prepare the U.S. for a post-WW-III world, that has not been publicly announced, and no newsmedia have even been inquiring about it — so, nothing can yet be said about it.

The general message, thus far, is that, after World War III, everyone will be on his or her own, but that the dictators will (supposedly) be in a far better position than will anyone outside that ruling group. However, if the survivors end up merely envying the dead, it will be no laughing matter, regardless of how silly those nuclear bunkers are. It would be nothing funny at all.

On April 17th, Scott Humor, the Research Director at the geostrategic site «The Saker,» headlined «Trump has lost control over the Pentagon», and he listed (and linked-to) the following signs that Trump is following through with his promise to allow the Pentagon to control U.S. international relations:

March 14ththe US National Nuclear Security Administration field tested the modernized B61-12  gravity nuclear bomb in Nevada.

April 7, Liberty Passion, loaded with US military vehicles, moored at Aqaba Main Port, Jordan

On April 7th the Pentagon US bombed Syria’s main command center in fight against terrorists

April 10, United States Deploying Forces At Syrian-Jordanian Border

April 11, The US Air Force might start forcing pilots to stay in the service against their will, according to the chief of the military unit’s Air Mobility Command.

April 12, President Donald Trump has signed the US approval for Montenegro to join NATO

April 13, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg announced the alliance’s increased deployment in Eastern Europe

On April 13th, the Pentagon bombed Afghanistan. The US military has bombed Afghanistan with its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB)

April 13, the US-led coalition bombed the IS munitions and chemical weapons depot in Deir ez-Zor killing hundreds of people

April 14, The Arleigh Burke-class, guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) has been deployed to the South China Sea

April 14, the US sent F-35 jets to Europe

April 14, Washington failed to attend the latest international conference hosted by Moscow, where 11 nations discussed ways of bringing peace to Afghanistan. The US branded it a «unilateral Russian attempt to assert influence in the region».

April14, the US has positioned two destroyers armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles close enough to the North Korean nuclear test site to act preemptively

On April 16ththe US army makes largest deployment of troops to Somalia since the 90s.

Mr. Humor drew attention to an article that had been published in «The Daily Beast» a year ago, on 8 April 2016, «CALL OF DUTY: The Secret Movement to Draft General James Mattis for President. Gen. James Mattis doesn’t necessarily want to be president—but that’s not stopping a group of billionaire donors from hatching a plan to get him there». Though none of the alleged «billionaires» were named there, one prominent voice backing Mattis for the Presidency, in that article, was Bill Kristol, the Rupert Murdoch agent who co-founded the Project for a New American Century, which was the first influential group pushing the «regime-change in Iraq» idea during the late 1990s, and which also advocated for the foreign policies that George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump, have since been pursuing, each in his own way. It seems that whomever those «billionaires» were, they’ve now gotten their wish, with a figurehead Donald Trump as President, and James Mattis actually running foreign policy. Humor also noted that Mattis wants to boost the budget of the Pentagon by far more than the 9% that Trump has proposed. Perhaps Trump knew that even to get a 9% Pentagon increase passed this year would be almost impossible to achieve. First, the unleashed Pentagon needs to place the military into an ‘emergency’ situation, so as to persuade the public to clamor for a major invasion. That ‘emergency’ might be the immediate goal, toward which the March-April timeline of events that Humor documented is aiming.

As regards the military comparisons of the personnel and equipment on both sides of a U.S.-Russia war, the key consideration would actually be not the 7,000 nuclear warheads that Russia has versus the 6,800 nuclear warheads that the U.S. has, but the chief motivation on each of the respective sides: conquest on the part of the U.S. aristocracy, defense on the part of the Russian aristocracy. (Obviously, the U.S. having continued its NATO military alliance after the Soviet Union’s Warsaw Pact military alliance ended in 1991, indicates America’s aggressive intent against Russia. That became a hyper-aggressive intent when NATO absorbed Russia’s former Warsaw Pact allies. NATO even brought in some parts of the former USSR itself, when in 2004, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, entered NATO, and in 2014 U.S. President Obama tried to get Ukraine into NATO, and these five countries hadn’t even been Warsaw Pacters, but had instead been parts of the USSR itself. It was as if Russia had grabbed not only America’s allies, but some states in the U.S. itself. This constituted extreme aggression, and shows the U.S. aristocracy’s obsessive intent for global empire — to include Russia.) 

Any limited war between the two powers would become a nuclear war once the side that’s losing this limited war becomes faced with the choice of either surrendering that limited territory (now likely Syria) or else going nuclear. On Russia’s side, allowing such military conquest of an ally would be unacceptable; the war would then expand with the U.S. and its allies invading Russian territory for Russia’s continuing refusal to accept the U.S.-Saudi and other allies’ grabbing of Syria (on ‘humanitarian grounds’, of course — as if, for example, the Sauds aren’t far more brutal than Assad). After the traditional-forces’ invasion of Russia, Russia’s yielding its sovereignty over its own land has never been part of Russia’s culture: If Russia were to be invaded by allies of the U.S., then launching all of Russia’s nuclear weapons against the U.S. and America’s invasion-allies, would be a reasonably expected result. Here’s how it would develop: On America’s side, which (very unlike Russia) has no record of any foreign invasion against its own mainland (other than the Sauds’ own 9/11 ‘false flag’ attacks), the likely response in the event of Russia’s crushing its invaders would be for the U.S. President to seek to negotiate a face-saving end to that limited war, just as the American President Richard Nixon did regarding America’s invasion and occupation of Vietnam.

However, a reasonable question can be raised as to whether, in such a situation, Russia would accept anything less than America’s total surrender, much as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in WW II was determined to accept nothing less than Germany’s total surrender, at the end of that war. If Trump wants to play Hitler, then Putin (acting in accord with Russian tradition) would probably play both FDR and Stalin, even if it meant the end of the world. For Russia to be conquered, especially by such intense evil as those invaders would be representing, would probably be viewed by Russians as being even worse than ending everything, and this would probably be Putin’s view as well. If America did not simply capitulate, Putin would probably nuclear-blitz-attack the U.S. and its allies, rather than give Trump (or Pence) the opportunity to blitz-attack Russia and to sacrifice all of the U.S. side’s invading troops in Russia so as to ‘win’ the overall war and finally conquer Russia. It would be like WW II, except with nuclear weapons — and thus an entirely different type of historical outcome after the war. 

Consequently, either the U.S. will cease its designs on Russia, or there will be WW III. Russia’s sovereignty will never be yielded, especially not to the thuggish gang who have come to rule the U.S. (both as «Republicans» and as «Democrats»). The bipartisan neoconservative dream of America’s aristocrats (world-conquest) will never be achieved. Russia will never accept it. If America’s rulers continue to press it, the result will be even worse than when the Nazis tried. It’s just an ugly pipe-dream, but any attempt to make it real would be even uglier. And nobody who buys a ‘nuclear-proof bunker’ will get what he or she thinks is being bought — safety in such a world as that. It won’t exist.

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Ignatius's picture

Even if we "win" WWIII it will feel like losing.

Crash Overide's picture

I see underground bunkers as convenient stores for those who survive.

I am optimistic.


NidStyles's picture

I'll be too busy hunting down the people that did it.

Crash Overide's picture

*hint* They are in the bunkers...

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Fred Reed knocks one out of the park:

First Transgender President: Trump Becomes Hillary

Luc X. Ifer's picture

False. We have a simulation, and it is far worse than people can even imagine.


  • Even humans living in shelters equipped with many years worth of food, water, energy, and medical supplies would probably not survive in the hostile post-war environment.




Luc X. Ifer's picture

Another reason why USSA is in hurry to have the war with Russia ASAP is that they know that very soon - if not even now in the present, USSA ICBM defense is outdated and 100% ineficient against the newest Russian ICBMs, if by any bad chance Russia launches the 1st strike Disney Land USSA is Bye Felicia without even a chance to retaliate.



Luc X. Ifer's picture

Lick my asshole fascist jew hater.

stizazz's picture

"It would be nothing funny at all."

Understatement of the year.

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Donald Trump (not verified) stizazz Apr 20, 2017 11:05 PM

Well, looks like we might even have the pleasure to pick our own executioner: Lil' Kim Jong, Old Fart Uncle Sam, or Mad Vlad?

NATO Builds up Military Forces in Baltic Region

Doña K's picture

We visited a farm in the Andes with corn, kiwicha, kinowa, llamas, and guinea pigs. Very nice and quiet.

Later in the day, the locals took us in the back hut and there was 55 inch samsung with satellite connection and unlimited fast internet,

So the pitch is: you buy the farm, the locals manage it and cultivate it, you get all the food you can consume and the rest goes to the farmer group. They have their huts, you build your casita and watch el classico, champions leauge games as well as telenovelas and movies on netflix. Clean air. fresh water and naturally grown food.

If you have health issues though, stay with Obama care. 

BarkingCat's picture

>>> Lick my asshole fascist jew hater <<<



What is wrong with hating fascist jews?

07564111's picture

Yes, bunkers will make no difference. So that begs the question why Nukes instead of Bio Weapons. ???

NoDebt's picture

All of this will be moot when we perfect the 'Mars Attacks!' nuclear bomb-blast-inhaling technology that's been on the drawing board for years now.

The aliens in Area 51 gave it to us.  Everything is under control.  We know what we're doing.  Everyone calm down.


HRClinton's picture

Speaking of "smoking and inhaling"...

NoDebt's picture

Easy, Chief.  I ain't like that any more.  I have systematically eliminated all mind-altering substances from my life except for alcohol and nicotine.

Maybe that ain't good enough, but that's as good as it gets for me.  I'm a peach compared to how I used to be.


True Blue's picture

Air-vents? Oh, you mean "post apocalyptic latrines and burning manure disposal facilities." Gotcha ;)

InsaneBane's picture


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HRClinton's picture

I can't comment if this made it into a PDB, but Bill tells me that...

WW III will use Bio weapons, when the Conventional weapons run their course and one side or the other is losing badly. You should also know that Chemical weapons will be used on heavily infected populations, to prevent them from breaking through Quarantine Islands.

After Bio weapons, some nukes will eventually be used to target specific nerve centers that still persist. It's the CBA (Conventional, Biological, Atomic) sequence. 

The dilemma is how to prevent nuclear reactors from melting down in these cases. It's WIP.

Don't just hope or pray. Prepare. Now.

InsaneBane's picture

Operation Gotham Shield = False Flag operation and will blame it on North-Korea. Finding a pretext for WAR part III

The World is a stage indeed:

AGuy's picture

Reminds of of a song from the late 1980's:
"The Future so bright, I got to wear shades"

WillyGroper's picture

both Matt Bracken & James Wesley Rawls were on CTM tonight.  if they put it on YT i'd highly recommend listening.

the goal being depop, can you imagine COG after tptb come out of their rabbit holes bowing to the likes of maxine?

hunger games.

not a world i want to live in.

you'll be a slave if you survive.

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HRH Feant (not verified) WillyGroper Apr 20, 2017 10:08 PM

Long time fan and subscriber! Thanks! I like both Bracken and Rawles. They don't cut corners.

Actually have not been able to access the show via the app since 4/18. Just tried to connect via IPad and got a server timeout.


WillyGroper's picture

site went down today, 502 server error.

downloaded todays show way earlier than usual.  5p cst.

i had no problem on computer.

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HRH Feant (not verified) WillyGroper Apr 20, 2017 10:33 PM

Thanks much! Got errors on both my phone and IPad. I usually don't listen via my gaming PC.

Site is down on app and IPad. John B. is over the target and catching flak, for sure!

Huge fan of John B.

Here is the site:

Subscription is $5 a month.

BarkingCat's picture

>>> ....can you imagine COG after tptb come out of their rabbit holes bowing to the likes of maxine? hunger games. not a world i want to live in. you'll be a slave if you survive. <<<



Since we are using lyrics from old songs, here is my favorite "....turns you from hunted into hunter, you go and hunt somebody down"

lolmao500's picture

Who cares. I mean it's not like we can 1)survive it 2) stop it from happening

Better smoke a joint and enjoy the little happiness you still have left before it all goes to shit

Chupacabra-322's picture

Just did. Some Purple. Chilling, then Turing in.

Good Night,


MillionDollarButter's picture

"A gramme is better than a damn!"   ...oh wait.

Davidduke2000's picture

the fastest the better , otherwise it is torture for a longer period.

Stormtrooper's picture

As a maintenance guy, I have to wonder how many of these installations are equipped with redundant critical systems such as air handlers.  And, do they have plenty of spare parts to replace the ones that will definitely wear out over time.  Have they equipped each facility with adequate maintenance personnel?  One failed air handler system and it will be like slow death on a submarine that has sunk to the bottom of the ocean.  How befitting a death for the powers that be.

Oh, and when they need me, my services will be available for 1 kilogram of gold per 8 hour day.

Davidduke2000's picture

These old people mostly neocons will have heart attacks  inside their bunkers and will die there.

Frito's picture

Will take a while to get the smell out. Then they might be useful for something

sinbad2's picture

It wouldn't be hard to arrange an effective filtration system and an air recirculating system. Even a banker could swap caustic soda cannisters on a CO2 scrubber.

But most will probably have at least one servant, somebody would have to cook and clean for them.

But it's not like a Hollywood movie, underground for years, months at the most.

Then it's back to business, you working for them, to help them build their new empire

divingengineer's picture

They can't change a fan belt or a filter or an electric motor on an air handler so they're as good as dead. Same with the power plant. They are too greedy and one-way to let maintenance men in with them, so they'll die in their hole.
Fuck em anyway. If I find their little love nest I'll put acetone or chlorine tablets or something even worse down the vents.

BarkingCat's picture

Just rigging a big funnel into the air vents and every time it rains they will have something to worry about...

Or simply cover them with dirt. They can only scrub air for so long.


Davidduke2000's picture

This is the excuse they are using, theese bunkers  are people proof because if the mob get hold of these filty neocons they will shred these cocksuckers to tiny pieces. 

Shpedly's picture

Fuggit. When you see the flash, look right at it and take it like man.

IridiumRebel's picture

I'd like an arc welder for WWIII. Roach motel those fucks.
Weld them in for eternity.

MaxThrust's picture

Survive WWIII and be one of a hundred thousand or so left on the planet. Hope that works out well for you.

Beware of the Zombies though.

and singing Palastinians, they cause the collapse of the benevolent Israeli state in the Movie "World War Z"

flaminratzazz's picture

It will be fun going full mad max until the radiation gets you. They do make masks  and if you have some protected food and water and maxed gear.. what a kick in the head driving about blasting away in the waste lands.

Rockin in the ruins.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

God DAMN, this website is fucked up.

ZH's site seems to sense the approach of my finger to click on a link, because practically every fucking time the site jumps in a way that puts an ad under my finger and i end up there instead. (Yeah, I know about adblock, et al, which i use on my laptop, but I'm using my iPad right now.)

You've really let this place go right down the shitter in a number of ways, Tyler.