The Antidote for Terror is Knowledge

There’s been a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) being spread in the media over the last few days about another potential terrorist attack. If you live in New York or Washington, you know what I’m talking about — the evening news has been screaming for people to buy duct tape and plastic sheeting, to the point where some leading members of the Congressional intelligence committees have come forward to say that there’s no immediate crisis that they know of.

In the midst of all this, it’s useful to know exactly what would happen in the event of a terrorist NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) attack. So, I highly recommend that you read the wonderful essay by retired Sergeant First Class Red Thomas entitled “A Soldier’s Viewpoint on Surviving Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Attacks“. It’s a much-needed dose of sanity in the midst of media hysteria, laying out exactly what you should do in case of each type of attack, and what the risks really are. Before you go stand in line at Home Depot to buy another mile of duct tape, give it a read — you’ll be glad you did.