Obama's proclamation: Americans must rally in the face of an unknown threat
Let's read about what сообщил Citizens of the native country outgoing President Barack Obama. Recall, he had four months to rule the United States: in January, the Oval Office will be occupied by someone else. The election campaign between H. Clinton and D. Trump is so acute that we do not risk predicting the winner.
So, "Presidential Proclamation - National Preparedness Month, 2016." What is Barack Obama preparing for a great power? Really to the fact that we sometimes call in Russia the borrowed word "kirdyk"?
In memory of the 9 / 11 attacks, the American president proclaimed September 2016 of the year as “the month of national readiness”. (Recall that 2001 years have passed since the bloody 15 attacks of the year.)
Obama's Appeal states that American citizens passed the tragic test. Fifteen years after the September 11 attacks, the people of the United States reflect on their power, their national strength. Such thinking comes to mind whenever “something threatens us,” the president specified.
“Today, at a time when Louisiana residents mourn the loss of loved ones and face enormous flood damage, truly historical scale, ”writes Obama,“ it reminds us of what Americans are doing together at this time. We see a manifestation of love and the strength of the unity of neighbors who help each other in incredibly difficult conditions. "
The President of the United States urges citizens to be prepared for the "unknown challenges of tomorrow." This is the duty of every citizen, the duty of all Americans. When someone faces a crisis or a natural disaster, the whole society should not only come together, but also be prepared to help the victims.
Obama stresses the importance of such training throughout society during the "month of national readiness." The Americans must stand in the face of any challenge, remain steadfast in any emergency that they have to face.
“Although my administration,” Mr. Obama says further, “continues to do everything possible to ensure the safety of the American people and is responsible for every citizen, it should, nevertheless, be better prepared for emergency situations, be it natural disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes or unspeakable acts of evil - terrorist attacks. " The danger may arise in the most unexpected places, at the most unexpected time, the American leader pointed out.
According to the president, many people, many families themselves are able to do a lot to “improve preparedness” for such disasters. "I urge all Americans to take active steps and prepare for any possible situation."
What are these situations? Barack Obama believes that citizens need to be prepared for emergency alerts at the local level. According to him, Americans should check their insurance, draw up lists of material assets, have evacuation plans and keep on hand a “fully stocked emergency stock”.
Business leaders should, Obama believes, “prepare their employees,” and also “develop a plan” that would allow business to continue without interruption. Managers should be involved in the public planning process. These people must ensure that the private sector is prepared for an “emergency”. For information on how to better prepare for emergencies, Obama recommends exploring the reminders on www.ready.gov or www.listo.gov.
In the face of “unpredictable threats and dangers”, leaders across the country should find ways to address existing vulnerability issues. Any American can play a "certain role" in the activities of "national readiness." In a society, risks must be eliminated, but people must be prepared for any unpredictable situation.
“We continue to work with state, regional and local authorities,” Mr. Obama said, “as well as with representatives of the public and private sectors to ensure a nationwide response to the threats and crises with which some areas would otherwise fight alone.”
In addition to coordinating relief and rapid response efforts, the White House focused on supporting casualties and investing in affected areas, Obama said. It is not only about recovery, but also about the full strengthening and formation of sustainability.
Mr. President further noted that “federal agencies” are also working on finding solutions. They will share certain resources with the public and promote technologies that "could help during natural disasters." Also, special services will offer a "strategy for the preparation."
September 30 Mr. Obama declares "National Day of Action": this day will be "encouraged efforts to ensure preparedness from coast to coast."
Disasters are becoming "more and more frequent and serious," said the US president. He mentioned climate change, the effects of which are already being felt in both urban and rural areas in the country: severe droughts, rising water levels, intense storms, forest fires, intensified hurricanes, and so on. Climate change, according to Obama, poses a direct threat to national security.
“Let's recognize that each of us can contribute to emergency preparedness,” Obama appealed, “and to help those affected by natural disasters.” All people of America need to have the appropriate resources and knowledge to protect themselves. “Together we will remain both strong and fit, regardless of what happens to us,” said the American leader.
Earlier, 24 August, it became known about the adoption of the anti-crisis plan by Germany. Angela Merkel urged citizens of Germany to stock up on food and water in case of a terrorist attack or a national catastrophe caused by natural disasters. These recommendations are spelled out in the anti-crisis plan adopted by the government for the first time in twenty years, according to "Vesti".
The Chancellor's Cabinet adopted a seventy-page document, in which he called on citizens to create stocks of provisions ("Hamsterkäufe"). The strategy includes a plan for the prevention of terrorist attacks, the use of chemical weapons and cyber attacks.
However, according to the data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, now there is no direct threat of such attacks. “The plan sets the framework for the adjustments required in the changing security environment and the requirements for public safety and the prevention of emergency situations,” the document quoted.
According to the plan, citizens of the country need to have an emergency supply of water and food at home, which will allow them to last at least 10 days. The document emphasizes the need to create a more effective warning system, warning people about emergency situations. It is said in the plan and about strengthening the strength of buildings and improving the system of medical care. In addition, the plan allows for the return of compulsory recruitment to the army, abolished in 2011. Finally, it is indicated that civilians are obliged to assist German soldiers in the discharge of their duties in emergency situations. Citizens will have to provide soldiers with fuel and help them with accommodation.
Thus, the German document goes even further than the American appeal, which is a partially vague text, full of patriotic appeals and statements about the rallying of the American people in the face of various dangers.
Of course, both the German plan and the Obama appeal are good food for conspiracy minds. In fact, both documents, primarily American, were adopted on the date of the tragic event - the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States, committed by the militants in 2001. Neither Washington nor Berlin has any immediate cause for concern today, which, in particular, is noted by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. As for the United States, 30 September will see what events the White House will hold as part of the “National Day of Action.” There are no details on this appeal.
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