$17.5M Georgia underground bunker is perfect safe house during an Apocalypse

Daesh believes it is the harbinger of the end times
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Apocalypse Zombie
A zombie runs at a participant at the Apocalypse Zombie Experience at The Walker Stalker Convention in Atlanta, Georgia October 30, 2015. The convention also showcases advanced special effects and cosplay techniques along with the stars of "The Walking Dead" television show and various other type shows. Reuters/Tami Chappell

Until recently, Apocalypse was a complicated term difficult to really understand because the last book of the Christian bible is wrapped in deep symbolism. Thus, the perception of what would happen on the last days are wide ranging, from natural catastrophe such as floods, earthquakes and pestilence to the use of modern weapon such as a nuclear war or chemical warfare.

However, with the emergence of the Daesh, or the Islamic State, end-time scenarios would now include simultaneous and coordinated attacks on major urban centres, just like what happened on Friday evening in Paris. Graeme Weeks, writer of Atlantic, spent several weeks with the jihadists and wrote a book that states the Daesh is not a “collection of psychopaths” but a group with “carefully considered beliefs” which includes the IS being a “key agent of the coming apocalypse.”

With the Daesh now being factored in to major global threats that could lead to the end times, several people have built safe houses designed to withstand an Apocalypse. One such house, reports CNET, is a $17.5 million underground bunker in Georgia that the owner claims could withstand a nuclear blast of up to 20,000 tonnes.

Located at 123 Private Drive in Tifton, the safe house is about 45 feet underground, made up of seven luxury units that could accommodate 13 people. It has a working and secure Internet and a common area with a movie theatre that sits 15 people. Originally constructed in 1969 and updated in 2012 to meet new government benchmarks, the house is said to be the only hardened and privately owned private bunker in the US.

Underground Secret Bunker A room with a television is seen in Josip Broz Tito's underground secret bunker (ARK) in Konjic, October 16, 2014. In the early 1950s, Tito, the late leader of the former Yugoslavia, ordered the building of the secret bunker, located 900 feet (270 m) underground and near the Bosnian town of Konjic, to safeguard the country's ruling class in case of a nuclear attack. Construction at the complex, which had a cost equivalent price tag of $4.6 billion, continued until 1979, the year before Tito died. Picture taken October 16, 2014.  Reuters/Dado Ravic

However, since it is private property and could only take in 13 people maximum, people who want to prepare for a zombie Apocalypse, in case it is that type which happens, better heed scientists. The Washington Post reports that in March, a team of Cornell University researchers, led by Alex Alemi, presented at the meeting of the American Physical Society a statistical model of what a “realistic” zombie outbreak would appear like.

Since zombies could only travel on foot, the model advises people against hiding in densely populated regions. Because of the vast geographical area of continental US, “it would take hours, days, months and even year to spread into every unpopulated nook and cranny of the United States,” says Alemi.

He stresses that New York City would fall in a matter of days, but it would take weeks for Ithaca to fall into zombie hands. Alemi’s theory seems to dovetail with Daesh’s strategy to strike at key urban centres. After Paris, it warned, the Big Apple would be next.

According to Weeks’s book, “What ISIS Really Wants,” the Daesh said Dabiq, an area in Syria near its border with Turkey, is where an “Armageddon-like battle will occur.” The caliphate ISIS is not just a political entity but a vehicle for salvation, Weeks writes.

Daesh Iraqi Shiite Muslim men from Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) hold an Iraqi flag as they march across Arabic writing that reads "Daesh" painted on a street during a parade marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Baghdad, July 10, 2015. "Daesh" is an Arabic acronym for Islamic State, also known in English as ISIS or ISIL.  Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani

Dabiq is where “the armies of Rome will set up their camp” and where the armies of Islam would meet them. Weeks points out that everything said by the Daesh may sound like middle-school fantasies or video games, but in the minds of ISIS believers, it is very real which is why the terror organisation could recruit people even from overseas.

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