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WSJ: Terrorists Could Darken U.S. Power Grid; Nets Ignore, Cover Late Princess Diana Instead
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Posted on 03/14/2014 1:16:08 PM PDT by chessplayer

"The U.S. could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out just nine of the country's 55,000 electric-transmission substations on a scorching summer day, according to a previously unreported federal analysis," the Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Smith reported on the front page of Thursday's paper. A set of "coordinated attacks in each of the nations' three separate electric systems could cause the entire power network to collapse," Smith noted, citing "people familiar with the [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission] research."


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Don't ya love it when the media blurts out info taroists may not know?
1 posted on 03/14/2014 1:16:08 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

They probably knew already, it’s not new information.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 1:20:48 PM PDT by Clean_Sweep
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To: chessplayer

Did they pinpoint the 9 stations for the terrorists? Swell.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 1:22:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: chessplayer
They already knew this.

The questions that need to be asked are: what's being done to protect the grid; what's being done to enable the grid to be repaired quickly; and, where has your neighbour hidden his TEOTWAWKI emergency supplies?

4 posted on 03/14/2014 1:23:55 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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By their actions, it sure looks like the New World Order wants to kill off about 80% of us, anyway - so a grid failure may not be an unwelcome event to them.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 1:28:04 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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A 2013 attack on an electric substation near San Jose that nearly knocked out Silicon Valley's power supply was initially downplayed as vandalism by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the facility's owner. Gunfire from semiautomatic weapons did extensive damage to 17 transformers that sent grid operators scrambling to avoid a blackout.
6 posted on 03/14/2014 1:30:39 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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Do you really think some dumb@ss reporter has better info on our power grid than the governments that hate us?


7 posted on 03/14/2014 1:32:54 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

The questions that need to be asked are: what’s being done to protect the grid; what’s being done to enable the grid to be repaired quickly;


Nothing and nothing.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 1:36:39 PM PDT by chessplayer
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Don't ya love it when the media blurts out info terrorists may not know...They probably knew already, it’s not new information.

Indeed, my guess is the customers in this country are likely the last to know such things.

9 posted on 03/14/2014 1:44:21 PM PDT by stevem
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To: chessplayer

This has been known for a long time. The purpose of the article is to get the utility companies to harden their networks. They are resisting doing that.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 1:44:51 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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Face it, unless the whole system is put underground it can’t be protected.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 1:52:41 PM PDT by Clean_Sweep
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Exactly what system or building or transportation method can’t be sabotaged? NOTHING is 100% secure from attack.


12 posted on 03/14/2014 1:56:45 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: chessplayer
Anybody who doesn't realize it at this point is brain dead.

Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.

13 posted on 03/14/2014 3:04:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: chessplayer

Well, a loss of power would certainly dim our light bulbs, and Diana was a dim bulb, so maybe it makes sense.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 3:58:16 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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