Why The Super-Rich Are Rushing To Buy Nuclear-Proof Bunkers

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The rush amongst the super-rich started after the key event of 2014; this single stunning event suddenly sparked that rush by the super-rich to buy nuclear-proof bunkers, and the rush has been nonstop since that event. Though many news-media in The West have reported on the existence of this suddenly booming market for luxurious and supposedly nuclear-proof bunkers, none has reported on what actually caused it — the event that had sparked it. In fact, that event is still a secret in The West — not publicly mentioned here; it is, practically speaking, bannedfrom being publicly even mentioned, in The West. So: since that event is necessarily mentioned in this article, and is even linked-to here, so that the reader can see videos of it that were posted of it online while it was happening, and there is even “smoking gun” evidence showing government officials actually planning it, and covering it up, and blatantly lying about what they had done, this report, explaining why the super-rich rush now to buy nuclear-proof bunkers, violates that ban. As a consequence, probably none of the hundreds of major news-media in The West that this news-report is being submitted to for publication, will publish it. But perhaps a half-dozen of the small ones will publish it. After all: a few small news-media cannot have much impact. The government and media don’t need to fool everyone in order to succeed, but only to fool the vast majority of people. (However, maybe now they don’t any longer even need to continue worrying about public opinion, at all. So: maybe they no longer need to continue such bans. But they do continue them, perhaps simply out of institutionalized bad habit.)

Wherever you’re so fortunate as to be reading this: here is the reason why the market for luxurious deep-underground nuclear-resistant bunkers has so suddenly blossomed:

In February 2014, an extremely violent, and US-engineered but ‘democracy’-masked, coup in Ukraine on Russia’s very doorstep, was successfully culminated by its overthrowing Ukraine’s neutralist and democratically elected leader, and then by its installing there a rabidly anti-Russian government, out for Russian blood, just like Hitler had been, and, in fact, strongly inspired by him, in many ways, including an ethnic-cleansing campaign. Within less than a month, Russia responded to that coup by accepting the still predominantly Russian Crimea back into Russia. (Crimea had been part of Russia until the Soviet dictator had arbitrarily transferred it to Ukraine in 1954.) For Russia’s having done that, US President Barack Obama (and America’s foreign vassals) slapped economic sanctions against Russia and mobilized NATO troops and weaponry onto and near Russia’s borders — as if they wanted to out-do 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis, which they are doing, but in reverse direction (against not America, but, this time, against Russia). 

Ever since that singular 2014 event — that coup (which destroyed Ukraine) — the hottest market amongst the super-rich has been nuclear-resistant bunkers deep underground: such as here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here

I think that the three best of these articles about luxury nuclear bunkers, are this (with the best pictures of one of these facilities) and this (with the best commentary about the entire phenomenon), and this, which discusses the increasing number of builders of these facilities. Some billionaires, however, are instead moving to New Zealand

So: ever since 2014, private planning to survive a nuclear war is the most booming field amongst the super-rich. This is a real-estate market that no ordinary person could afford to buy into. These people are either principals themselves in the aristocracy, or else prime agents for them and thus likewise extremely wealthy and already well on their own personal ways to entering the aristocracy — the aristocracy of extreme wealth. They’re thus all well-connected; they’ve got the best contacts and sources inside governments. And, since 2014, they are rushing to prepare: to prepare for a nuclear war.

If these people aren’t well-informed about the global situation, then no one is. And they’re investing accordingly. Lots of people invest in stocks, bonds, gold, etc, but only the richest few can afford to invest in nuclear-resistant bunkers, and that’s where the boom nowadays especially is, amongst only the super-rich. (We’re not talking here about high government-officials; they’ve got their Spartan nuclear bunkers long-since paid for by US taxpayers; but these are all just private and extremely wealthy individuals.) Maybe their attitude is: if you’ve got three-or-more homes, then at least one of them should be designed for the post-WW-III world and near enough to your main home so that maybe you can reach it before any missiles will be flying.

A nuclear war between US and Russia would be over within less than 30 minutes, start-to-finish; so, there won’t be any time to plan if the nuclear phase of the NATO-v.-Russia (plus, maybe China) war appears to be imminent — waiting that long in order to depart for one’s private bomb-shelter would already be too late. A quick ‘vacation’ to the secret location would thus necessarily be of the unplanned sort, which means that the system by which the owner will reach the spot, needs to be operational 24 hours every day, and needs to be maintained continuously, until — if and when — the nuclear exchange starts. Therefore, these facilities have airports and helicopter-access, and are continuously staffed, so that the richest people in the US and its allied countries, can arrive there at any moment’s notice and receive the full range of services that they are accustomed to.

Any of these billionaires and centi-millionaires could have chosen instead to establish (either alone or in combination with one-another) the first foundation or other propaganda-operation to publicize the fraudulence of the US-and-allied case for sanctions against Russia, and the fraudulence of NATO’s continuing assertions after 1991 that it’s a ‘defensive’ military alliance (it’s no longer that, at all), and the fact (contrasted against that fraud) of NATO’s being nowadays purely an alliance for aggression against Russia and China, as if the Cold War had never ended (and it never really did end except on the Russian and Chinese side, which now recognize that the US and its allies had lied in 1990); so, all of these billionaires rather buy private nuclear-bomb shelters, than establish a foundation to expose to the public the US side’s apocalyptic lies, which actually cause the danger that’s heading to destroy the entire world.

America’s own leading scientists on strategic weaponry have recently (on 1 March 2017) documented that the US nuclear-weapons-modernization program against both Russia and China is “planning to have the capacity to fight and win a nuclear war by disarming enemies with a surprise first strike.” Obviously, only the most-insiders of insiders will know in advance about this “surprise first strike.” (Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a surprise, and the advantage of being the first to attack will be gone.) However, nuclear-proof bunker-space is presumably so limited so that the people who are buying these few spots will be amongst those few. (Of course, high federal officials will be taken care of elsewhere.)

Ever since at least 2006, America’s Establishment — its billionaires and their agents — have been virtually unanimously and actively supporting the abandonment of the “Mutually Assured Destruction” concept that had long dominated nuclear thinking on both sides (not only on the Soviet and continuing under the Russian side, but also on that of America and its NATO military alliance) and have been replacing that paradigm, the “M.A.D.” paradigm (which has staved off WW III ever since 1945). They replaced it by the US-NATO paradigm (ever since at least 2006) of “Nuclear Primacy,” in which The West’s nuclear weapons are to be used not to stave off WW III, but instead so as to achieve ‘victory’ in an actual US-v.-Russia nuclear war. Ever since 2014, US-and-allied military moves cannot be coherently explained on any other basis than that the US and NATO are planning a blitz nuclear attack against at least Russia — and perhaps also against China.

Clearly, whoever are buying these luxury-pads for the post-apocalypse, are hoping for a NATO ‘victory’ in WW III, and are certainly not favorably inclined to preventing that armageddon, which they know is based on lies (unless they’re too stupid to be able to distinguish between their own propaganda versus the actual historical reality, which is documented in the links here, which links show that any decent billionaire in The West would instead be publicly exposing the horrific fraud that’s perpetrated by all of themselves, not trying to protect themselves from that fraud’s immediate global consequences).

Unfortunately, these people are the ultimate “conformists.” It’s clear by their 100% unity on this. They’ve become so gated-community, one-way-glassed, that they’ve no concern remaining (if they ever did) for the billions of people (not to mention entire planet) that they’re placing into the severest form of danger: global annihilation. Instead, their only concern (quite evidently) is to be ‘winners’. Like I had said at that last link: “In military parlance, the side that suffers the less harm is the ‘winner’, regardless of any other factor. That’s the basic reality of military strategy: it’s inevitably win-lose, not win-win.” However, M.A.D. was the first-ever exception to that strategic principle; and, now, it’s gone — as of 2006 in US, and by now also in Russia (if not also in China). M.A.D. is gone; it’s been replaced by a real insanity, which is clearly psychopathic and clearly pervasive amongst the super-rich: “Nuclear Primacy”.

The psychological reality that had long staved off a WW III is completely gone. And the people who have caused it to end are now buying all these nuclear bunkers for themselves.

In a rare exception to the unanimity of the US aristocracy’s voices regarding what’s behind this change (which cause is the stifling nazi or racist-fascist ideology at the top in America), the capitol-hill newspaper, The Hill, allowed to be published on 9 November 2017, an article — even with numerous links to high-quality sources — titled “The reality of neo-Nazis in Ukraine is far from Kremlin propaganda”. An indication of just how extraordinarily thorough the takeover of the US Government by nazis has become, is that both under President Barack Obama and under President Donald Trump, the US has been among the only 3 countries (in Obama’s case) and the only two countries (in Trump’s) that officially stood up at the United Nations in support of nazism, even of its Holocaust-denial. On both occasions, Ukraine joined with the US on that vote. On one occasion, Canada also did (thus being the third). This scandal was virtually entirely ignored in the Western ‘news’ media.

This is the world we are living in today. How many ‘news’ media are reporting this reality? How many have reported it? Just one billionaire standing out from the pack, so as to reach the masses with these truths, could make a whole world of difference. But, instead, perhaps they’re all just buying nuclear bunkers, so as to be amongst the few ‘winners’, in a war on behalf of the global regime that represents, actually, only themselves.

This is the catastrophe of our times.


spag Bes Tue, 03/13/2018 - 02:08 Permalink

but what happens when the shit hits the fan and mr billionaire finds himself locked in the bunker with his food and gold and women and his super fit killing machine body guard ? wouldnt the body guard be looking at the limp wrist old fart billionaire like a wolf would look at sheep?

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techpriest spag Tue, 03/13/2018 - 02:13 Permalink

This is fake news for a simple reason:

If you have a $1 billion net worth, and you have it invested earning 10% while drawing 3% and investing the rest, you are pulling down 30 million a year. 8 figures. If its $10 billion, then 9 figures.

For perspective, private jets are 7 figure items, luxury cars are 6 figure items, and you likely aren't buying another 8 figure house every year.

With that much money to burn, why not buy a bunker?

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HopefulCynical HopefulCynical Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:11 Permalink

Clearly, whoever are buying these luxury-pads for the post-apocalypse, are hoping for a NATO ‘victory’ in WW III, and are certainly not favorably inclined to preventing that armageddon...


Their hatred for Russia and the Russian people knows no bounds. Read Solzhenitsyn; he told us all about it, many years ago.

And yet this author wraps the true facts around of this article around the (((LIE))) of "Muh NAZEEEES!"

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synthetically … rgraf Wed, 03/14/2018 - 01:54 Permalink

"A republic is the rule of the elite. ... This is how the elite act."

The elitist notion that the American republic should be ruled by the elite dates back to the very origins of the US. One of the founding fathers (and first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court), John Jay, went so far as to state:

"The people who own the country ought to govern it." 




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gregga777 spag Tue, 03/13/2018 - 02:14 Permalink

If their bodyguards don't get them they'll have to look forward to visits from people like me. We are people who will devote the remainder of our lives to digging them out of their bunkers to take everything that they have and then throw them to the wolves. And I mean that, especially the "throw them to the wolves" part, quite literally. 

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wildbad One of We Tue, 03/13/2018 - 04:16 Permalink

i live in Germany and vacation occaisionally in Berchtesgaden, the alpine town where hilter had his headquaters.  One can visit the undrground bunker complexes there and the scale of the complex is astonishing.  While certainly much more of a war time spartan facility it is easy to see how it could be an attractive alternative to those power mad individuals who value winning over everything.


the COG program in the US is olde news and is a shining example of the ingrained us vs them mentality prevalent in gummint.  

i am certain that the level of evil that is on full parade with the likes of schiff, clinton, dws, podesta et al that their plan includes the nuclear option.  they know nothing of retreat because for them all paths lead to the noose.  they care nothing for individual humans outside of their clan of luciferians and would see a mass blood sacrifice as an offering to their dark lord.


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bluez stacking12321 Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:34 Permalink

So my dear stacking, do YOU have your own deep underground bunker, or are you one of the ones who will be deprived of your liberty to not get incinerated when the Big Bunker Owners hold their little fireworks party?

This is an ethnic cleansing on a thermonuclear scale, you asshole. If we could prevent these billionaire psychopaths from starting Armageddon by taking away their bunkers, they might not want to fry with the rest of us.

But no... You support their "liberty" to have their infernal bunkers so that they can vaporize the rest of us.

You really think some "civilized society" will exist at all for me to be "unfit to be a part of"???

Go fuck yourself you filthy scumbag.

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HushHushSweet divingengineer Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:06 Permalink

The air vents are definitely a soft target, but so will be the individuals housed in those bunkers. They prep for food, ammo, medical needs, and entertainment, but they can't prep for the insanity that will stalk them, each and every one. The bunkered will be killing themselves and each other off long before anyone or anything else can get to them. That is a fact and a guarantee, and also the one thing they cannot prep for and will ultimately be their undoing.

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rgraf bluez Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:23 Permalink

You stupid fuck, you've got the same psychopathic defect the people you claim to oppose possess. Without assholes like you, there would be none of this. I don't have any bunker, and I'm opposed to any form of government that exceeds protection of the individual's right to tend to their own needs, but you think you should be the arbiter of what somebody else should be allowed to build for their own protection. Go fuck yourself. you psychopathic, nazi asshole. You are the enemy you fear. You're just far too ignorant to realize that.

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Bwana rgraf Tue, 03/13/2018 - 19:40 Permalink

This seems to be a very hot topic. I have some old Civil Defense brochures from the 60s and their recommendations are as follows to survive:

A direct hit:

8 feet of tamped soil, 6 feet of concrete, 4 feet of steel, 2 feet of lead. Maximum over pressure 2 tons per square foot.


2 feet of tamped soil, 2 feet of concrete, 1 foot of steel, 6 inches of lead.

Regardless of the initial radiation from fallout it will be almost gone in 6 weeks. The fallout radioactivity diminishes by a factor of 10 weekly. The first two to three weeks are the really dangerous times.

I realize the amount that a person can receive has been reduced over the years. The people who live in St. George, Utah received the direct fallout from 102 atomic bombs and according to the government the only remarkable health problem was a 400% increase in childhood leukemia. 

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Cloud9.5 bluez Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:17 Permalink

These shelters are all over South Florida and were built by middle class families as a result of the Cuban Missile Crises.  As a kid I watched the train loads of tanks and other military hardware headed south.  My guess was that they were planning to drive those things to Havana.   Seems stupid now to amass all your hardware in Miami during an upcoming nuclear war,

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divingengineer Laughing.Man Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:44 Permalink

How long can they live in a bunker before they eat each other alive like rats?

All the money in the world won’t be able to clean up the planet and make their lives worth living. 

Who will perform the physical toil necessary to support their elitist needs?

Not the security forces, forget about that, ever talked with security types?

They are just about as entitled in their thinking as their elitist employers.

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Kendle C gregga777 Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:44 Permalink

Lots of teams using good old Yankee ingenuity, I'd say. One, you need someway to see IR: their ventilation ducts will be visible with FLIR. Even the whole facility will be outlined. Then using various techniques: hydraulics, heavy equipment, winches, levers, plugging up ducting, smoke, explosives, we'll crack these oysters. Why will we be so mean? Well, if the mighty rich are empowered and informed, then they should be on the front lines in the anti-war movements. They should influence policy, now. Stop the encirclement of Russia, shut some bases, in short, deescalate the risks. They need to kick out the blow hards and assholes before they get us all killed. Scurrying to ground like rats get you treated like one.

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Freedumb Yellow_Snow Tue, 03/13/2018 - 02:55 Permalink

As another angle of this, how many people need to have access to the figurative "big red button" to launch a nuclear attack before it becomes statistically inevitable and happens, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000? No telling in whose lifetime it would be the case, but it seems inevitable. I seem to recall some physicist saying the biggest argument regarding why we are unlikely to ever make contact with an interstellar species is that given Darwinian evolution & competition for resources, survival of the fittest if you will, if you have the capability to travel interstellar, you probably are more likely to have self destructed well before reaching another species.

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gregga777 Tue, 03/13/2018 - 02:15 Permalink

I have watched a number of Soviet era and modern Russian movies and television series about World War 1 and the Russian Revolution. My personal observation is that the Russian Revolution was, to a large extent, devoted to the settling of grievances between peasants and former serfs versus the landed gentry and aristocracy. 


It is hard to describe in words the extent to which the Revolutionary sailors, soldiers and Chekists (the Cheka preceded the NKVD which preceded the KGB) depicted in these films absolutely loathed, hated and despised the landed gentry and aristocracy. Baltic Fleet sailors rounded up their officers, marched them to a ravine and shot them en masse. Many soldiers did the same to their officers. Their resentments, lasting literally for decades, were extremely powerful motivators for payback over just about any other considerations. 


Our Intellectual Yet Idiot classes elites are seemingly entirely ignorant of American and World history. Their "do as I say, not as I do" form of governing is deeply resented by many of the so-called American deplorables. If and when they finally get their Revolution they are going to be in for one very rude and fatal awakening.


gregga777 putaipan Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:30 Permalink

The Intellectual Yet Idiot classes, the elites who run our society, have impressed moral relativism upon all aspects of American society and nation. Moral relativism made the vile dictatorships of the 20th Century possible, perhaps necessary and even inevitable. And from the morally relativistic point of view, in a post-collapse or post-apocalypse situation, I will find it perfectly acceptable to gas them within their bunkers. It will be a shame to gas any attractive females, but everyone will have to make sacrifices. 


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