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Assault on California Power Station Raises Alarm on Potential for Terrorism
Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 4, 2014 | Rebecca Smith

Posted on 02/05/2014 3:57:08 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim

April Sniper Attack Knocked Out Substation, Raises Concern for Country's Power Grid

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The attack began just before 1 a.m. on April 16 last year, when someone slipped into an underground vault not far from a busy freeway and cut telephone cables.

Within half an hour, snipers opened fire on a nearby electrical substation. Shooting for 19 minutes, they surgically knocked out 17 giant transformers that funnel power to Silicon Valley. A minute before a police car arrived, the shooters disappeared into the night.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: powergrid; terrorism
Hugh Hewitt Talking NOW about this WSJ Article from last night. Startling information. No interest in the MSM. Go figure...
1 posted on 02/05/2014 3:57:08 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: SomeCallMeTim

And we’re JUST NOW hearing about it? Paging Chief Moose!!


2 posted on 02/05/2014 3:58:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

.... where have all the reporters gone ??? turn = turn = turn


3 posted on 02/05/2014 3:58:45 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Just high-spirited youth playing the switch-off game.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 3:59:35 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SomeCallMeTim

How does one get to the WSJ story without being a subscriber?


5 posted on 02/05/2014 4:00:16 PM PST by Tudorfly
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Can’t read it.

But the nations critical infrastructure is at high risk. Remember the big power outages we’ve had in the past? They were all causes by a minor disruption in one area that resulted in cascade failures over a much bigger area due to the protective capability built into the grid. Unlike EMP, an attack like the one the article presumably describes could be worked-around, but it would take time, and cause great disruption, and perhaps panic. Just think about how long a large city could go without any credit, debit, or EBT transactions and you’ll see what I mean.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 4:01:48 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

They had some lame stream guy on FOX saying it could not have been a terror attack because they did not identify themselves as a terrorist group.
Well maybe it was a dry run
Maybe they were testing defenses
What we know for sure was they did this
they got away
they have not been caught.
And we dont know what they could have done if they had wanted to and what they may do next time
the most amazing thing is the CRICKET SOUND OF yawns from most of media...and this was almost a year ago.
Freegards
LEX


7 posted on 02/05/2014 4:02:13 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Red Flag?

It was done by people knew what they were doing.

Information outside the industry was nil.

Information within the industry seemed to dance around it. On a side note within the industry, a intrusion in to a station to steal copper wire is a big deal, yet this was not given that much importance.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 4:04:09 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3106110/posts


9 posted on 02/05/2014 4:05:21 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

There was also an attack on AT&T optic cable system... The same day
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Gunshots-Vandalism-at-PGE-Substation-in-San-Jose-203200601.html


10 posted on 02/05/2014 4:08:46 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Tudorfly

Put the title in your search engine. Often that link will let you read the story. Works with many sources.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Assault+on+California+Power+Station+Raises+Alarm+on+Potential+for+Terrorism&oq=Assault+on+California+Power+Station+Raises+Alarm+on+Potential+for+Terrorism&aqs=chrome..69i57.1472j0j4&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8


11 posted on 02/05/2014 4:13:06 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Probing attack. Analogous air travel related dry runs were done before 9/11.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 4:15:25 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

http://maps.google.com/?ll=37.22413,-121.74466&spn=0.015736,0.023088&t=h&z=16

13 posted on 02/05/2014 4:16:34 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Imagine hundreds of such attacks across the country.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 4:18:01 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

These were Tea Party zealots, right?

Because no leftist/islamist would attack NorCal.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 4:18:18 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Jesse Ventura? Off the grid?


16 posted on 02/05/2014 4:20:59 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Add in the few times we’ve read about muzzie students and such being found at water plants and water supply.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 4:24:29 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Tudorfly
How does one get to the WSJ story without being a subscriber?

The WSJ pay wall is pretty soft. GOOGLE "WSJ California Assault"... and, you'll see a link where you can read the article.

Sorry.. I don't post that often... I was able to see the article from there.. Assumed it would show from here.

18 posted on 02/05/2014 4:29:10 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: bigbob

Google it...then you can get to the actual story.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 4:29:49 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: thackney

Thanks for posting the graphic.

I travel the world. One thing this travel has taught me? Russia and China are NOT our friends... especially, Russia. They absolutely WOULD, and WILL do something like this, on a larger scale... WHEN they think it suits their purpose.

We are, the weakest of paper tigers. Knock off our power? We take ourselves out of any global power game.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 4:38:06 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: DJ Taylor

So... this story WAS “out there”.. but is just now getting picked up by the WSJ?

Great...


21 posted on 02/05/2014 4:46:03 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim; 2ndDivisionVet

The attack happened last April; what makes it news (again) today is that today is the day this guy called it terrorism.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 5:09:44 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And we’re JUST NOW hearing about it?

***
I remember seeing something about in here last year. But, apparently, no one in the MSM has followed up.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 5:23:37 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

...the most amazing thing is the CRICKET SOUND OF yawns from most of media.

&&&
C’mon, they have to report on important stuff — like some druggie actor I’ve never heard of shooting up too much heroin.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 5:25:50 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Same type thing happened at an Arkansas power substation. Put about 10,000 people in the dark.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 5:48:34 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: thackney

Gordon Liddy wrote an article on these types of attacks well over 30 years ago for Omni Magazine. It’s nowhere to be found on the web.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 5:52:20 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ealgeone
Imagine hundreds of such attacks across the country.

I can imagine hundreds of terrorist planning centers in this country burning and hoping no fire departments put the mosque's out.

27 posted on 02/05/2014 5:58:33 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Logon site. Is there anything new? Title sounds like the WSJ is just real...darned...slow...

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3106110/posts

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3106496/posts

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3106718/posts

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3119588/posts


28 posted on 02/05/2014 6:40:31 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
Where were Big Brothers invasive,spy cameras?
Oh, right! they are too busy snooping on little "everyday" American citizens.
29 posted on 02/05/2014 7:39:07 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: logi_cal869
Logon site. Is there anything new? Title sounds like the WSJ is just real...darned...slow...

yea.. well. One of the reasons I so rarely post here is: Other people post things SO FAST, I almost never have news that is "new". I THOUGHT I did tonight. I hadn't seen this news. I did do a few searches on FR before posting, and didn't see anything.

Still though... this happened in April of 2013. Most news reports came out in December. Even then, not in MAIN press. The Wall Street Journal is the first MAJOR source to report it. I don't think that many people know about it... yet.

Will be interesting to see it it gets picked up now by MSM.

30 posted on 02/05/2014 7:46:47 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
Hey, no prob. Just wanted to know if there were updates (didn't want to register).

Will be interesting to see it it gets picked up now by MSM.

The WSJ is a start, right? Only took them 'how long' to notice?

31 posted on 02/05/2014 8:11:45 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Boston Marathon bombing April 15, 2013. Coincidence? Wonder if there were any other attempts at that time.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 8:15:50 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: logi_cal869
Hey, no prob. Just wanted to know if there were updates (didn't want to register).

I don't think there's much new.. although, the WSJ does include some cool graphics. You can read the entire article if you search for the title in Google or Yahoo.

33 posted on 02/05/2014 8:20:18 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: thackney

BTTT!


34 posted on 02/08/2014 8:53:45 PM PST by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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