I have recently seen You Tube videos from both Sweden and Norway where the governments of each country are encouraging all citizens to prepare. In the case of Sweden they even intimate that they could be preparing for war. While it is always sound advice to encourage people to prepare somehow this just struck me as a federal level government abdicating its responsibility to protect the people. I couldn't tell you why. It is just a gut feeling that I get watching these videos. Here are the links. What do you think?