Be sure not to miss my addition of Cold War Memories at the end of this post ….
Air raid sirens sounded throughout Israel as part of a nationwide drill for the educational system.
Is there a better way to prepare our students for Israel’s next planned aggression on Gaza?
Air raid sirens sound throughout Israel in school drill
Air raid sirens sounded throughout Israel shortly after 10 AM as part of a nationwide drill for the educational system.
The IDF Homefront Command and the Education Ministry announced the drill ahead of time.
The Israel Police, Magen David Adom emergency services, the Israel Fire and Rescue Service, and local authorities are simulating their response to a real missile attack on the Israeli home front from multiple arenas simultaneously, that strikes when schools are in session.
State and local radio stations were to play an audio recording announcing the drill, while announcements on TV stations and internet sites provided details about the exercise.
Pupils in institutions of learning have received instructions on how to respond.
Home Front Command search and rescue teams were scheduled to rehearse rescue operations in six schools across the country.
The IDF Spokesman’s Unit said the annual drill has been planned ahead of time for 2016.
Cold War Memories
Students in the USA were also ‘trained’ for the pending attack by the Soviet Union, the enemy of the day during the Cold War.
The sirens sounded and we had to huddle under our desks for protection ….
We were also ‘issued’ dog tags similar to those worn by soldiers. We were told that when the sirens sound we were to put them under our tongues so that our parents would be able to identify us after the bombs were dropped .
My father forbid me to wear this tag and assured me that the Soviets would never attack us …. so it sat in my drawer all these years.
Those ‘games’ were not much different than the ones being played in Israel 60 years later.
With the demise of the Soviet Union, the West had to create a new enemy and demonize it as it did with the Soviets …. When will they ever learn?
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