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New ISIS threat: America´s electric
grid; blackout could kill 9 of 10

Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 9/4/2014 11:23:01 AM

Former top government officials who have been warning Washington about the vulnerability of the nation’s largely unprotected electric grid are raising new fears that troops from the jihadist Islamic State are poised to attack the system, leading to a power crisis that could kill millions. “Inadequate grid security, a porous U.S.-Mexico border, and fragile transmission systems make the electric grid a target for ISIS,” said Peter Pry, one of the nation’s leading experts on the grid. Others joining Pry at a press conference later Wednesday to draw attention to the potential threat said that if just a handful of the nation’s high

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Were those terrorist acts on the electric grid in California dry runs? I have no confidence that our government is doing anything to protect us. This would be completely and utterly devastating.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Drive, 9/4/2014 11:28:05 AM     (No. 9993347)

The Department of Homeland Security is nothing but a bunch of Democrat dhmmies determined to unsecure our border. I was hoping that the former commissioner of the NYPD Ray Kelly would become secretary as he knew how to keep NYC safe. There are nothing but anti-Americans buffoons in charge now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 9/4/2014 11:30:33 AM     (No. 9993350)

This has been talked about for ages and it appears that nothing has been done. Our "public servants" are too busy politicking and bureaucrats too busy punishing conservatives and free-thinkers to pay any attention to the many warnings.

And it doesn´t have to be an attack. A major solar event could cause it. We´ve had them before, but never have we been so dependent on our technology.

There are ways to protect against such events but nobody seems to be doing a darn thing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 9/4/2014 11:34:54 AM     (No. 9993355)

When Newt Gingrich was running in 2012, protecting against attacks on our power grid was one of his main themes (although, Newt specifically cited EMP strikes).

I detest obama votes huge, and also I detest all "conservatives" who hurl insults against serious candidates like Newt Gingrich. "Oh, Newt isn´t conservative enough". For all you Tea Party people, you just sound like Girly talk. Please grow up.

We need action!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 9/4/2014 11:41:14 AM     (No. 9993361)

Just to add, seems an easy first step would be for National or state level stockpiles of gasoline, diesel and propane. Millions of backup generators across the country. Create a plan to fuel these daily in a worst case scenario.

If we had that, electric grid strikes by terrorists would be off the table.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pinchem, 9/4/2014 12:07:55 PM     (No. 9993387)

Well, what have "We The People" done about it other than reelecting the same buffoons over and over mostly because they are "too lazy" or whine "I ammmm toooo bussssyyyy".

If the gullible don´t elect different people in November then shut the heck up.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: web, 9/4/2014 12:52:35 PM     (No. 9993433)

Black riots in Black ghettos are nothing compared to what will happen with no electricity. No refrigeration, no heat, no air conditioning, no stores, no water from faucets because no working pumps, no gasoline pumps working or traffic lights. All those who believe food comes from grocery stores will wake up as if from a dream, and only those in rural areas that produce their own food will have any. Goodby internet, cell phones, TV, and every other aspect of our civilization. God help us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Gram77, 9/4/2014 1:02:50 PM     (No. 9993450)

Is it possible that the Preppers are smarter than any of us? I used to poke fun at them but now not so much.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Refried, 9/4/2014 1:10:03 PM     (No. 9993454)

This would be a dream come true for Mohammed. He could declare martial law and then declare himself Field Marshal & president for life! Might even add a Dr. to his title.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jnorv, 9/4/2014 1:30:44 PM     (No. 9993481)

The drug cartels depend upon a rich US to buy their drugs. Kill the US economy and the cartels die too. Why would they throw in with a bunch of Islamic crazies?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/4/2014 10:23:11 PM     (No. 9994155)

Time after time, the media talked about the vulnerable grid. Well, finally you have the attention of the enemy.

Still angry about Leslie Stahl, not once, but twice, giving the guided tour of the nuclear sites.

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