I’ve noticed that there seems to be some “buzz” from the main stream media recently about our fragile and unprotected power grid.
A previously unreported study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission say’s “the U.S. could suffer a national blackout if attackers knocked out just nine of the country’s electric-transmission substations on a hot summer day.”
The study concluded that coordinated attacks in each of the nation’s three separate electric systems could cause the entire power network to collapse.
The commission concluded that the three electrical systems that serve the entire nation could go dark if as few as nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations were knocked out in the East, the West and in Texas, according to the report.
I’ve always said that not all who wish America harm are stupid. There’s some pretty sophisticated bad guys out there. And it’s my guess that they pay pretty well for “Specialized Talent” to get the job done. And by talent I mean computer hackers, engineers, explosive experts, you name it.
I also say in my book that,there are scores of people who are hoping and praying for an apocalyptic event that brings society into the middle ages again. I’ve spoken with young men in their early twenties who feel society has not dealt them their fair share of the pie and are very angry. These young men are attracted to violence and power.”
My guess is that there are hundreds of thousands of people who are disgruntled with their station in life. People hiding in plain sight, waiting and hoping for a Grid-Down event to occur in the country; only then to rise up with their kill list and exact their vengeance upon those they believe to have wronged them personally.
Our enemies recognize that our reliance on an unprotected power grid is “THE” key weakness in our infrastructure.
In April 2013, an attack on Pacific Gas & Electrics transmission substation in Metcalf, Calif., that lasted 52 minutes and knocked out 17 transformers.
The attack started when at least one person entered an underground vault to cut telephone cables, then attackers fired more than 100 shots, causing millions in damage. Workers were able to avert a blackout but it took them 27 days to repair the damage.
It’s of interest to note that the shots in this case were precise in that the shooters appear to have aimed at the transformers’ oil-filled cooling systems. These began to bleed oil, but didn’t explode, as the transformers probably would have done if hit in other areas.
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I ask, what comes after the power is out?
The California attack “demonstrates that it does not require sophistication to do significant damage to the U.S. grid.
I know there are some hard core preppers out there who are ready for a 6 month long grid down situation. Many of us are not. That includes me.
So now that you and I are armed with this knowledge, it’s up to us to get ready for this very real eventuality.
Before the grid goes down, I recommend you get your very own EMP resistant print copy of the SHTF Art of War. You won’t be able to get one when there’s no electricity.
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