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Posted on 08/27/2013 9:28:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Outgoing DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Warns of Serious Cyber Attack, Unprecedented Natural Disaster
By Mike Levine @mlevinereports Follow on Twitter Aug 27, 2013 10:39am
Outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano delivers farewell remarks today at the National Press Club in Washington reflecting on four-plus years as a member of President Obama's cabinet. Credit: Mike Levine/ABC News
The outgoing Homeland Security Secretary has a warning for her successor: A massive and serious cyber attack on the U.S. homeland is coming, and a natural disaster the likes of which the nation has never seen is also likely on its way.
So prepare, and bring a large bottle of Advil, Janet Napolitano told her yet-to-be-named replacement in a farewell address Tuesday morning.
Many things still need tending, and my successor will most certainly have a full plate on his or her hands, said Napolitano, who leaves her post next week after more than four years at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security.
Napolitano said she faced many challenges during her tenure at DHS, from the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009 to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
DHS backed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal departments and agencies led the federal governments response to such disasters.
During Napolitanos tenure, her department managed 325 federally declared disasters, and issued more than 60 emergency declarations, she said at the National Press Club in Washington this morning.
Leading a department created in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks meant Napolitano has also been at the forefront of the nations counterterrorism and border enforcement efforts.
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Does she have a crystal ball?
Waves of climatic mildness are threatening the budgets and power of NOAA and climate scientists around the world. It's a disaster.
Not to be conspiracy-minded, but how would she know about some impending “natural” disaster? Is there some looming comet they haven’t told us about?
Big Sis Janet is the administration’s cosmic seer.
She might meet her match at UC when she starts dictating to Berkley students.
No but she is privy to satan’s plans.
She is predicting a natural disaster? That’s pretty fascinating, coming from a member of the “pro-science” party. Liberals are idiots.
“.....and a natural disaster the likes of which the nation has never seen is also likely on its way.”
This is like saying the sun will come up tomorrow. Each year we have natural disasters, what makes her think one is coming that dwarfs all others? How could she possibly know? It’s like saying something bad will eventually happen to us.
My gawd, perhaps even a world class bimbo such as Janet dorkess can be occasionally correct.
Of course, so is a stopped clock.
The ability of the Obamadork to find the most extreme talentless pieces of excrement - in the large pool of liberal excrement-beings - is truly amazing.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
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like when we were told “This President will be tested...”
...prepping the way for a couple future false flags. How nice of the lesbo amazon battalion leader.
Does Obamacare count as an unprecedented, unnatural natural disaster?
Clams gots legs?
It's the junk science meme this administration is busily planting: that severe storms are related to human C02 production and AGW.
Friday afternoon, and I was scanning the radio dial as I passed the towns and cities. The global banking crisis was in the news; the most serious problems were in Europe. Bank runs of some sort. Lucky for Europe, they ran out the clock at the close of business going into the weekend. But by then the financial contagion had spread to New York, and the stock market closed early after some kind of Wall Street emergency fuses had been blown.
Breathy voices warned of another round of dire world economic consequences, by then a familiar tune. Later news updates reported unspecified problems with the American credit card system. Computer networks were having technical problems. Some cell phone service was down. Spillover from Europe, no doubt. Other problems related to the internet, possibly coinciding with a period of high solar flare activity that affected communications satellites. Plain bad luck and Murphys Law were frequently cited. There was even some talk of a possible cyber attack, but of course it was pure speculation. China, Russia, Iran: the usual suspects.
Whatever the cause, the main sticking point seemed to be problems in the international currency markets. The days interbank trades could not be resolved; there was too much volatility in the Eurozone as some countries hinted at plans to pull out of the euro. Financial experts assured their radio audiences that it would all be straightened out by Monday. Thank God its Friday was a commonly expressed cliché laughed into radio microphones.
And that was my working knowledge of the unfolding events.
By the time I decided to top off my tank in the northeastern corner of Tennessee, every gas station was taking cash only, with long lines of cars forming.
I’ve sent the link to some of my friends, and one of them is going to send the link out to her e-mail tree. It’s going to go viral.
Now I have to kill him.
and a natural disaster the likes of which the nation has never seen is also likely on its way.
Kinda made me think of that scene in Deep Impact where the reporter is trying to get info from a politician loading stuff on his boat and she discovers boxes and boxes of some brand of “food in a can”. And he spills the beans.
(This was just sent to me by a very smart guy.)
I just found the time to breeze through Alas, Brave New Babylon. That suggested something to pass along to you.
Several years ago, my youngest son took a class called Chaos and Complexity. I got interested, read his textbooks, and a bunch more books on the subject.
We’ve long know that there are complex systems all around us - weather, the power grid, ecosystems, the human body, the stock market, and many more. We’ve never had a way to study complex system dynamics until the advent of the Internet. Since the Internet, those who study complexity have learned some interesting things, including what is unknowable.
Those who study complexity speak of an analogy, the Sand Table Game. This is called a game because it is a thought experiment, run under artificial rules. It works like this:
Imagine a table, say a 4 X 8 foot sheet of plywood, sitting on sawhorses. Imagine you rig a device to trickle grains of sand from four feet above the table, onto the center of the table. You watch to see what happens.
The first grains of sand will hit the table and bounce around in random fashion. Eventually, the grains will come to occupy the center surface of the table. Falling grains will hit and dislodge other grains. The sandpile will grow. As the sand pile grows, once in a while one grain will dislodge a bunch of other grains and cause a sluff on one area of the sand pile. The sides of the sandpile will grow steeper and the top taller.
Eventually, one falling grain of sand will cause a cascading, catastrophic rearrangement of the entire sandpile. Eventually and ALWAYS.
This catastrophic rearrangement, the thinkers say, always happens in every complex system. It’s one of the characteristics of complex systems. It is impossible to predict which grain of sand will cause this catastrophe - only that it WILL happen, eventually, with every complex system.
Think, for example, of the Archduke Ferdinand’s driver taking a wrong turn in Sarajevo, a wrong turn that coincidentally placed the Archduke in the path of an assassin’s bullet, triggering, probably, two world wars.
Back to the sandpile analogy. Although it’s impossible to know exactly which random grain of sand will cause the catastrophic rearrangement of the sandpile, we can observe the growing potential for disaster as the sides of the sandpile get steeper and the top gets higher.
As you express in Alas, Brave New Babylon, I see the sandpiles of our economic, social and technical complex systems getting very steep and tall.
I guess she is predicting a natural disaster like happened on 9-11-01.
sounds like she does
or a deep space telescope
She is predicting a natural disaster? Thats pretty fascinating, coming from a member of the pro-science party. Liberals are idiots.
Thanks. And the email that I received and posted at #25 also explains a lot.
And her possible replacement is worried about our base on Mars.
if there were they would be assuring us it will pass over the north pole the end of this year and have no effect on our atmosphere or on crazy acting-out lunatics who see it as a prophetic sign
Hell, we've been dealing with an unprecedented UNNATURAL disaster since January 20, 2009, with no perceivable end in sight.
My eyes are rolling to the next planet....
Salvage the rifle scope after the ammo is gone...
Um, what the hell!?
What is Big Sis trying to tell us??
I am slowly joining the ranks of the conspiratorially minded and this is part of the narrative. I would love to build a search algorithm that finds and analyzes the usage of many of these phrases. But the one thing the power mongers in Washington need is an excuse to use their power at the ‘next level’.
I think that Syria and/or other events could spiral into a global cyber war. We are all extremely vulnerable. Have you read “Alas, Brave New Babylon?” Or just read reply 25 on this thread, and think about what happens if we lose our computer networks and electrical grid even for a few days.
I think she’s pointing to a cyber attack that takes out our grid and computer networks. Other top govt wonks have also been whispering dire warnings for a while.
That was an excellent, dark and chilling piece, Matt. Hardly anyone understands just how fragile our civilization has become, and how easy it would be to initiate a broad civilizational collapse.
Unfortunately for the West, many of our enemies understand just that.
When this starts, events will take on a life of their own. The planners plans will be undone. Very Bad Things will follow.
Ensure. It was cases and cases of Ensure.
I can see the bad guys arranging for a devastating cyber-attack and then claiming someone else did it.
But their is no way to fake a natural disaster.
My personal fear for the drop-dead-moment will be when America can no longer pay its bills. That day is likely before Obama's second term concludes.
Not to worry. Totalitarian Government will protect you. Just give up all control and do as you are told.
Two, I think
It doesn’t always happen that way.
Sometimes the plywood snaps...
It’s why the rush to smart grid. Makes it easier for the globalist thugs to take us down. And massively depopulate the US in one swoop.
This is a distraction from [fill in the blank] __________________?
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