TODAY'S BIG THREAT
THE US could be edging ever closer to nuclear war with Russia after upgrading its attack defence readiness, it has been claimed.
Oct 16, 2016
DEFCON is an alert system used by the US military to indicate the current threat of nuclear war.
The system has five states of alert, increasing in severity from DEFCON 5 - the least severe - to DEFCON 1 - the highest level.
Currently, the levels is understood to be at 5.
But conspiracy theorists have warned the threat has secretly been upgraded two levels to DEFCON 3 - meaning the US could mobilise troops in as little as 15 minutes.
Tensions between Russia and the US have continued to break down
The level was last upgraded to 3 in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 - with standby ordered for a potential rise to DEFCON 2.
Now website DEFCON warning system claim it has been upgraded again in a terrifying revelation.
While there are currently no imminent threats to the US, it claimed the situation is “fluid and can change rapidly.”
This week Russia tested out the capabilities of its Topol ballistic missiles
Russian citizens have been encouraged to find bomb shelters and gas masks
It is recommended that all citizens learn the steps to be taken in the event of nuclear war.
Conspiracy theory website DEFCON warning system
However, it also highlighted the dying relationship between the US and Russia, citing concerns of all-out warfare between the bitter rivals.
A statement posted on its website read: “Tensions between Russia and the United States have reached levels beyond the cold war in the recent week.
“The situation between Russia and the United States is extremely fluid at the moment. In all likelihood as dynamic as at times during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
“At this time, the DEFCON Warning System feels that an increase to DEFCON 3 would be a prudent move.”
Now world leaders fear Putin's moves are being carried out in preparation for war
Russian citizens have been encouraged to find bomb shelters and gas masks today, as state-sponsored infomercials on television gave out guidelines on how people should prepare for a nuclear attack.
President Vladimir Putin meanwhile has ordered the evacuation of 40 million people in a military drill.
He also transferred nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missiles to one of its strategic Baltic regions last week, in what officials claim was part of regular military manoeuvres.
However, many world leaders fear the moves are being carried out in preparation for war.
Vladimir Putin ordered the evacuation of 40 million people in a military drill
The conspiracy theory site warned citizens to prepare for any potential conflict, saying: “This is a very sensitive situation which has the potential to spiral out of control.
“It is recommended that all citizens learn the steps to be taken in the event of nuclear war.”
Theorists have even claimed a move to DEFCON 2 is being muted, based on Putin’s call for Russians to return home.
Though the threat of war seems to be rising, the DEFCON level indication reported by the website is only speculation.
The US military do not share the actual DEFCON status with the public for obvious security reasons.
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