Mount Weather – US government bunker

The Guardian publishes an ‘expose’ of the secret military facility under Mount Weather, where the US government will hunker down in the event of an attack on the US. Interesting stuff, but this is the image I can’t get out of my mind:

Then came September 11. News reports noted that “top leaders of Congress were taken to the safety of a secure government facility 75 miles west of Washington”; another reported “a traffic jam of limos carrying Washington and government license plates.”

No need for any kind of discretion, then. Something tells me that politicians aren’t going to be all that well equipped mentally to survive the end of the world.