EMP DOMINOES: THE FIRST THROES OF THE SOFT WAR
When I first reported the story of the North American Electric Reliability Corps plans to run a test on the Power grid I assumed that the official reason was not the real reason. When I took the assumption to the air, I received all sorts of theories as to why this was happening and a lot of people who worked for the power company told me that I was making a big deal out of nothing.
I am sure that even now as I ignore the jeers I will be told that I am fear mongering and that the power grid is safe.
However it wasn’t a day later that ABC news reported that homeland security has issued a warning that the public utility was at risk and that they had intelligence that indicated that people on the inside were preparing a terrorist attack on either nuclear power plants or the power grid itself.
There is also the ever present threat of an EMP hitting the grid, whether it is released with a low yield nuclear device or a space weather event from the sun or from the coming of Comet Elenin.
All of these speculations and fears sound like they are taken directly from the plot of a Die Hard film.
In the fourth installment of Die Hard, “Live free or Die Harder,” Gabriel a hacker, successfully shuts down the stock Market and transportation grids through a series of computer hacks. The market fails, transportation services become cumbersome and another hacker believes that the next step for the cyber terrorists is to shut down the power grids.
Another hacker tells the Bruce Willis character McClane that whoever is responsible for the grid hacks is trying to run a “fire sale”, to demonstrate the over reliance of the country on computer-controlled systems, creating an “everything must go” situation by shutting down grid systems one by one destroying the entire infrastructure.
As the Oslo Norway terror attack is being investigated, the profile of this terrorist is being assessed by everyone. He is a blonde haired blue eyed devil who allegedly acted alone and for reasons that can only be described as “blood and soil” nationalism, The confessed killer basically mimicked the same luddite ramblings of Theodore Kaczynski The Unabomber. He replaced the words “leftism” with cultural Marxism and multiculturalism.
The Unabomber of course hated industrialism and all of its fruits. He would ramble on about the murder of nature and the need for the wasting of bottom feeders and their exploiting the resources of planet earth. His feelings and ideas are the same as those of Blood and Soil activist and Nazi Guenther Schwab and Ned Ludd who led a revolution to destroy industrial technologies while the Industrial Revolution was taking place. We have many people today who espouse the same feelings as Kaczynski, and Anders Breivik. A lot of people today blame industrialism for the problems with the planet and others believe that immigration is a problem where the land is being taken by foreigners who need to be cast out.
These problems and scapegoats make fair game for terrorists who wish to top the body bag count. One of the most effective ways of sending a message is to destroy the infrastructure. The power grid and internet systems seem to be open to hackers, terrorists, and solar storms.
PBS aired a documentary about hackers and how quickly they could compromise and disable a power plant. . A government “hacker” claimed that within a week he could have the whole power grid shut off. An unidentified “hacker” said that within 20 minutes he could have the grid shut down.
One of the biggest black outs of the grid took place on August 14th, 2003. This blackout was a widespread power outage from the northeastern to Midwestern United States. The blackout also spread throughout Canada. The blackout affected an estimated 10 million people in Ontario and 45 million people in eight U.S. states.
While this event was probably remembered by more people on the east coast it is important to recall the events that took place prior to the blackout
Six months before the Aug. 14th 2003 blackout, 200 scientists were working on analyzing the impact of a terrorist attack on the power grid. They came out with their report just 3 weeks after the Aug. 14th blackout.
Now it goes without saying that this was a traumatic experience for many people. This event was the first major disaster that affected east coast since the terrorist attacks of 2001.
While we were told by the major media that the cause of the blackout was a lightning strike or an overload due to the use of air conditioners—there are still arguments that the power grid loss was part of an even bigger false flag. It started with the warnings, the testing, the terrorist impact analysis and then the real test on unsuspecting people.
The grid was carrying a heavy load that day; it was a typical load for August.
According to the Independent System nerve center the grid was operating at 75 per cent of capacity. The grid was not overloaded due to “air conditioning demands.” Around four in the afternoon there was an interesting anomaly that many people needed to know about. Newsweek reported that there was a large amount of power flowing from New York toward Ontario through the transmission lines.
This usually happens when a power plant goes down and it is not so unusual.
However what was unusual is that the power surge reversed course. It headed back towards New York. It was an 800-megawatt pulse from an unknown source! Generators immediately shut down to ward off the surge, something that they are supposed to do to protect them from burning out.
The grid was shutting down out of control and workers at the control stations watched helplessly as the Northeast was grinding to a halt.
New York, Pennsylvania, the Midwest and parts of Ontario were all at a standstill in about nine seconds.
America was now in the worst blackout in history and the experts had to figure out where the tidal wave came from. An estimated 50 million people were left without power. Nuclear power plants and oil refineries were forced to shutdown.
The first report said that a power station fire caused the shutdown. In order to deflect rumors of a possible terrorist attack another report was issues stating that lightning had struck a station on the border of New York and Canada.
The Canadian government dismissed this, stating that there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, at least within a hundred miles of the Niagara Mohawk station.
In the meantime the images that were broadcast on the networks showed New Yorkers sauntering home in the 100-degree heat. The pictures were reminiscent of the many New Yorkers who had to walk home after the World Trade Center was attacked in September of 2001.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing about the power failure is that there was an obvious omission that I caught in the reporting of the blackout.
The media failed to point out that this blackout was an impressive “first warning.” I stood back and realized that while the experts were scrambling to get power back on, someone had to have been taking notes on what was happening.
I am sure that in a black notebook somewhere someone had entered a very telling passage in their journal.
America without power is a country that is vulnerable.
Now eight years later we see the same pattern, a testing of the grid that may cause clocks to run fast, rolling blackouts during heat waves, a market ready to collapse and reports of insiders ready to attack a vulnerable power grid that can bring a nation to its knees.
Chad Sweet, former DHS chief of staff and co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a group that like the group in 2003 assessed power grid vulnerability said the only way you can actually kill the large scale number of Americans was through the use of this critical infrastructure, (power grid).”
The power grid while susceptible to hacks from computers also seems to be vulnerable to EMP (Electromagnetic pulses.) These pulses can be from low yield nuclear weapons producing E-1 or E-2 pulses to CME’s (Coronal mass Ejections) from the sun.
The world’s power grids, of which the United States has the most extensive, are giant antennas for space weather EMP’s. Just as a lightning rod attracts any lightning bolts that might otherwise strike a roof, the power grid, which is designed specifically to be extremely efficient at conducting electricity, attracts space weather and magnetic energy blasts . Problem is that, unlike lightning rods, the power grid is gravely vulnerable to such shocks.
On March 13, 1989, at 2:44 am, a transformer failure on one of the main power transmission lines in the Hydro-Quebec system triggered a catastrophic collapse of the entire power grid. The string of events that produced the collapse took only 90 seconds from start to finish. The transformer failure was a direct consequence of ground induced currents from a space weather disturbance high in the atmosphere.
6 million people lost electrical power for 9 or more hours. The power failure happened due to a pulse from space. A magnetic disturbance caused by a storm on the sun.
There are many people who are now worried about the impact the earth might have with the coming of Comet Elenin. While comets come and go and we pay no mind to them, this particular celestial body seems to be affecting people and getting them to think about the possible magnetic storms or disruptions it may create on planet earth.
Think of the consequences. With one electromagnetic pulse most late model cars would not run. Water would not flow from pumps. Nuclear plants would over heat. Any building over 6 stories would not be inhabitable. Police and fire departments would not be able to communicate. Water and food distribution would be limited to government bodies that may take months or years to reach you. The cost of rebuilding would run into the trillions of dollars. The United States would be equal to our enemies now in the Middle East and any wars fought would have to be done with asymmetrical warfare.
The entire country would be a war zone.
You wonder what would be worse than the terror attacks of September 11th. 2001?
This would be it.