All Food Is Gone! Violence Erupts On Caribbean Island Of St. Martin

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean islands last week and wiped entire islands off the map. Now that the food and water have been scavenged from every grocery store on St. Martin, people are resorting to violence.

The people obviously started with the grocery stores, scavenging what they needed for sustenance; water, crackers, and fruit. But according to the New York Times, by nightfall on Thursday, what had been a search for food took a more menacing turn, as groups of people (some of whom were armed), swooped in and violently took anything of value that was left. Things like electronics, appliances, and vehicles were all stolen.

The social fabric has begun to fray now that people are without the most basic of essentials: food and water.

 “All the food is gone now,” Jacques Charbonnier, a 63-year-old resident of St. Martin, said in an interview on Sunday. “People are fighting in the streets for what is left.”

Residents of St. Martin, and elsewhere in the region, spoke about a general disintegration of law and order as survivors struggled in the face of severe food and water shortages, and the absence of electricity and phone service.

As reports of increasing desperation continued to emerge from the region over the weekend, governments in Britain, France and the Netherlands, which oversee territories in the region, stepped up their response.

 

They defended themselves against criticism that their reaction had been too slow, and insufficient. Both the French and Dutch governments said they were sending in extra troops to restore order, along with the aid that was being airlifted into the region. –New York Times

“There was some looting in the first few days, but the Dutch marines and police are on the street to prevent it,” Paul De Windt, publisher of The Daily Herald, a newspaper on the Dutch side, said on Sunday. “Some people steal luxury things and booze, but a lot of people are stealing water and biscuits.”

The storm directly hit the region beginning on Wednesday. Irma destroyed entire airports and ports, knocked out power and potable water systems, and left tens of thousands of residents and tourists isolated and increasingly desperate for food and water, and unable to go anywhere to get it. The crisis then worsened on Saturday as Hurricane Jose rumbled through the region. Though the islands hit by Irma avoided a direct blow from the second hurricane, its arrival forced the suspension of relief and rescue operations, prolonging the agony for many already desperate to survive.

According to NBC News, the State Department said Sunday that more than 1,200 United States citizens have been evacuated from the hurricane-damaged island vacation hot spot of St. Martin amid reports of looting and violence - but the Dutch government said reports of a rumored prison break were “unfounded.”

As preppers are well aware, when the needs of the population cannot be met in an allotted time frame, a phenomena occurs and the mindset shifts in people. They begin to act without thinking and respond to changes in their environment in an emotionally-based manner, thus leading to chaos, instability and a breakdown in our social paradigm. When you take the time to understand how a breakdown behaves and how it progresses, only then can you truly prepare for it. –Ready Nutrition

People get violent when food and water are scarce. Even minimal prepping and a small safe space for non-perishable food and water would have been an asset to those in the path of Irma.

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JamesBond's picture

Those with the guns are with the food and water.

jb

TeamDepends's picture

Listen son, said the man with the gun

There's room for you inside (the Walmart FEMA CAMP)

The_Juggernaut's picture

That took what, five fucking days?  lmfao!  What a bunch of idiots.

Manthong's picture

 

I seem to note that the criminals seem to be of a mostly non-causation persuasion.

Dsyno's picture

"I seem to note that the criminals seem to be of a mostly non-causation persuasion."

Then apparently you've overlooked the criminals in our own government.

giovanni_f's picture

I am sure they will blame the preppers for the food shortage at some point.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Wow. Saint Martian made a leap into the future without the collapse of the industrial age.

As well as not getting saved by the Rapture and even less by the second coming. I guess they didn’t pray hard enough.

Wonder what’s the date for North Korea to be pushed into the future. Maybe the Rapture will happen there because it will be fire, instead of water and breezy.  

 

bobbbny's picture

They can assemble 3 carrier task forces to threaten North Korea.

They can't get one ship full of food & water to the Carribean.

cheech_wizard's picture

Perhaps you should direct your idiocy towards the French and the Dutch...

Never One Roach's picture

Luckily, the local government put money away from the generous tourist trade for bad times like this.

 

..or maybe not.

Dubaibanker's picture

The pictures here are SURREAL and BIBLICAL as some people suggested in the article.

FORTY 'high risk' prisoners escaped on British Virgin Isles after hurricane Irma as islanders now fight over the last scraps of food and evacuated tourists weep with relief that their hell is over

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4875370/Islanders-fight-scraps-food-St-Martin.html#ixzz4sSxfzq88 

giovanni_f's picture

Looks like a typical picture of a place recently democratized by the US

Amicus Curiae's picture

earth nullschool tonight has Jose shrunk and a long way up from any of those islands

prob fizzle out before it gets near upper eastcoast

spieslikeus's picture

Having lived on the island of Anguilla (very near), I can tell you that the race you reference makes up like 90% of the populace so while I agree with where you're going, you have to know it was inevitable. My wife thinks I'm crazy for my preparations but slowly she's coming around when hearing about this sort of thing.

BarkingCat's picture

Never live in an area with a majority black population...unless you are black.

When disasters occur, people turn tribal and some turn quicker than others.

Buster Cherry's picture

How sad it is when someone finds the misery of others entertaining.

secretargentman's picture

Unless it's miserable Democrats. Then it's open season for schadenfruede. 

vato poco's picture

proving once again that preppers are just a bunch of paranoid drama-queen loons right up to the moment they ain't. 

and make sure to pack plenty bullets with the rice next time

sessinpo's picture

How even sadder it is so very few prepared even when it was known a hurricane eas coming. And to expect and depend on government, how very sad.

What is worse is this tragedy will be used as a reason why big government is neededinstead of pointing out its failure.

It wil be no different in the mainland US. With the majority unaware of an unforeseen economical calamity, even less are prepared compared to a foreseen hurricane.

chubbar's picture

The sad part is that regardless of how obvious the danger and how easy it is to avoid, there will always be enough fucking retarded losers that do nothing until it is too late, that the prepared are always going to have to resort to self defense. If we all prep except for 10%, and those 10% get hungry enough, you will have a mob at your door trying to take your shit. That is the true take away from all of this. You can't educate the people who don't have the brain power to think, period.

It used to be that these people didn't survive into their 20's and 30's because they were too fucking stupid to do so. Now the gov'ts have made sure that we are all burdened with these folks and when this type of emergency happens, we all get to pay the price.

BarkingCat's picture

Worse yet, these are the people that breed the most.

spieslikeus's picture

I've lived there and went through two hurricanes in just a few years. These fuckers should know better and put some shit back. But, if you've been there awhile, you'd understand why that won't ever happen. I could go on for hours but simply put, you can't fight genetics. Sorry, but it's true in this case.

spieslikeus's picture

Downvote? Unless you've lived there and know what you're talking about, fuck you. I was there for over 2 years and lived with the 'belongers'; there's more than one reason to be outside the circle mate.

Oldwood's picture

Did they vote for Trump too?

Ajax-1's picture

Niggers are going to Nig.

Juggernaut x2's picture

How difficult is it for the frogs or Brits to load up some high speed warships and get food and water to these people? If the Spanish took over Gibraltar you would be damn sure the limeys would have a squadron there in a day.

monk27's picture

You don't understand, they don't have a budget for it...

CRM114's picture

Not so. You clearly have no idea about the size of the British Armed Forces these days, or the level of overstretch they are already under (and have been for a decade), or the level of equipment.

The British Army wouldn't fill a football stadium today. When the PM got permission from Parliament to bomb Syria, the RAF could only give him 6 more jets. The Navy's 20 warships now includes the First Sea Lord's bathtub tugboat.

Juggernaut x2's picture

Yet the Brits have the resources to give millions of their muzzies welfare 

Buster Cherry's picture

Millions?

Where Do you get your information?

Juggernaut x2's picture

What do you care, Johnny Reb?

secretargentman's picture

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31435929

2.7 million Muslims in the UK, 20% full time employed. Do the math. I'm sure a bunch of those are BS govt jobs too. Like the mayor of London. 

Buster Cherry's picture

Well I won't argue with a man that presents facts. Idiots like the 30 week wonder are a different matter.

Never One Roach's picture

"Hey, these things are going to happen on Islands. The people there are just going to have to get used to it."

spieslikeus's picture

For Fuck's Sake! Where can one go to escape this madness? I'm ready to 'go Galt' man.

Buster Cherry's picture

It was your post, or did you forget already. Actually, because you are an asshole.

IntTheLight's picture

Exactly. More likely hundreds of millions. Islamic London feeds and houses its nonwhite population quite well. Some even get free housing in Nob Hill.

chubbar's picture

The second take away from this is from an article I read yesterday, sorry no link. It was basically an interview with a white professor who's husband and kids stayed behind in St Martin in their house. It was titled "whites, get out!", or something similar. It told the story of these dindus scavenging in mobs with machete's looking for whites to prey upon. Apparently her family was with a couple of other white families barracaded in their home trying to avoid these mobs until the police came in from the mainland.

So, for those fucktarded liberals who think these people are your friends because you marched down main street singing songs and holding hands, you are out of your fucking minds. When TSHTF, people will revert to tribal instincts and you and your pale ass family will become targets regardless of how many receipts you are holding that show you gave to BLM or whatever other stupid fucking libcause you donated too. Grow the fuck up and open your eyes!

Richard Chesler's picture

They should rename buildings with opressive names and remove racist statues. That will appease the dindus.

 

spieslikeus's picture

I can attest. While living in Anguilla, I was threatened by beheading, a machete, and to be 'killed with an uzi'. Th people are super-friendly but not far below the surface, they hate you. The vast majority of the island is in the service business and there ain't no affluent blacks visiting if you get my drift. I'd take my family there just before visiting downtown Detroit or Chicago; same thing but less guns.

pods's picture

When the real war comes you won't be able to take off your uniform. 

Sorry, that is just how it is going to be. 

pods

Buster Cherry's picture

They lack your leadership. Fix it. Now.

Juggernaut x2's picture

Make me Führer and I will, nigga. You seem like one of those dumbasses that think democracy wil actually get shit done.

Buster Cherry's picture

I'll make you a recepticle for my boot in your ass.

Azannoth's picture

They got enough Dindus to worry about back at home

Stonecity's picture

The Dutch sold almost all of their warships. Apparently not needed anymore.