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

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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:47 PM
These people are THUGS and need to be dealt with appropriately. Now these countries have no police force over there and they all run rampid. All they are, are a bunch of low life scum bags that terrorize the people into joining there group of thugs or die. I don't understand why some idiots, NOT from over there ,would join a bunch of thugs unless they themselves are thugs by heart. Don't we have enough greedy, thugs,mobs,gangs,liars,cutthroats,thieves in our jails already. Is it in the Nature of the peoples of planet earth to plunder and corrupt thy selves. I guess so when the greedy take all from you and you have nothing left to feed yourself, but to go out and do what you have to ,to survive. THE DAYS OF ROBIN AND HIS HOOD. Go rob-in yur hood.

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:49 PM
a reply to: peck420

I would almost say that is what the current administration wants to happen.

For the last 6 years it has been hell on fire 'we must spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure'.

What better way for a 'false flag' as an excuse to gut the evil rich to pay for it.

Yeah as much as I hate using that phrase I went there.

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:49 PM
All the terrorists need is a valid credit card to purchase a high powered rifle, and Tannenite.

They can easily purchase everything they need, then have a couple hundred folks around the country taking out some of the high power electric towers. Take enough down, these will cause the large transformers to short out. Put 250 pounds of that around the base of a high tension power line, and down they will come.

We would feel this effect for MONTHS.

People need to know that these are possibilities, AND we as citizens should be also watching for suspected terrorists around these types of places.

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:50 PM
a reply to: [post=18369904]Wiz4769[/p

why do you feel they would be caught so easily? they wouldn't have to recruit people already in the position, just get a member to gain employment. And the point a lot of Americans are at with being fed up with the government may see a chance to stick it to Obama since they are calling him out.

Why do you think these guys don't know what they are doing? why does everyone assume that the enemy is a bunch of idiots?

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:51 PM
So US was behind ISIS all along :

U.S. General: “We Helped Build ISIS” – Islamic State Obtained Weapons from U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:55 PM
Someone will soon be along to say that the General is disgruntled, or a Republican , or it was all GW bushes fault... or the General is a racist.
They certainly were trying to hide something about all that Benghazi mess.

originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
So US was behind ISIS all along :

U.S. General: “We Helped Build ISIS” – Islamic State Obtained Weapons from U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya[/ quote]

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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:56 PM
a reply to: peck420

Your estimates are a bit low from what I've read. There's a ton of overlap with these places. Not always but a lot. You could wreak some pretty bad havoc no doubt but all the lights aren't going out. The power grid isn't a national project. It's not a singular thing at all. It's many many many grids cobbled together connected to all kinds of power stations.

While this is absolute plausible doom porn it's not going to be a 9/10 scenario or a 18-24 month scenario >.< it would be bad but not devastating.

America isn't this fragile little European nation. A lot of people have their own power generation on site now. I know of 10 people at least that have wind and natural gas generators. A lot of people would be without but that's where the national guard comes in.

Long story short. Stay vigilant and be prepared with water and food but don't run for the hills yet!

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 02:58 PM
DOOM DOOM DOOM< i hope it does happen.. we need to step up to these animals! What is it going to take to realize we need to eradicate them from this planet.. do it and do it now!
If the power does go off.. i could care less to be honest... im a camper, no not in call of duty.. but in life.. i love nature, i enjoy cell phones. computers ect.. but i do not need them... please turn off the lights!
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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 03:00 PM
a reply to: butcherguy

No, I think Obama, Kerry, Hillary and Biden will come on TV and apologize soon. They all seem decent enough to admit they have made a misstate.

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 03:02 PM
This is how I think the world will end

This is how I think the world will end

not with a cry but a click

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 03:03 PM
a reply to: TexasSeabee

These days you cant probe and be even sorta barely obvious about anything without getting a watchful eye on you. Ask just one wrong person one wrong question and the cat is out of the bag on things like that. That is what I mean by they would get caught. Look they may not be the biggest idiots on the planet, but they are not that smart either or they would not even be involved with a group such as they are...

These guys are not SAS or SEALs, that is what they need to pull off a big one like this. They would be lucky to have 1 out of 10 that can shoot better than a boy scout would be my guess.

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 03:04 PM
a reply to: crazyewok

Funniest response of the week...just priceless

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 03:10 PM
Sounds like a recommendation more than a warning.

And all these crazy scenarios do is install yet another pathway to fear of the unknown.

ISIS and the cartels? Maybe on an individual level. But on an organizational level?

Just another boogeyman

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 03:16 PM
Probe the hell out of their az. Drone em like you would on a video game. Just hit the button moe., then isis will become melted isis. problem solved. Hey this is fun, buzzzzzzzzzzz.

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 03:34 PM
a reply to: Wiz4769
They already have US citizens leaving the country going over and dying for their cause. They caught a few but they didnt catch them all. Im glad you have so much faith in the system. but its easy to keep a secret when you believe in your cause. Its the same reason we didnt run around telling our troop movements even to our families.

but i do know one thing about these groups, they are able to put together some very sophisticated IEDs with very intricate timing and ignition devices. And there are people who form militias or whatever other group that practice shooting all the time. As long as you can get a gun you can go to a range and shoot. its not that much of a stretch to think they are here training and staying under the radar. I can think of at least 15 ways to do it without causing attention. And then consider shooting isn't even that important when you add in computer hacking, and other skills that dont require blasting away with an AK47. The idea that a terrorist is a guy in a turban running around in caves with a rifle is a complete fallacy. They have grunts that fight in open combat, they have officers that command, they have comms guys, they have PR guys, they have logistics and so on. there is way more to them than what you see them portrayed as on tv.

and just for reference i have a friend that would say they can shoot better than you think, and he has the scars to prove it (four of them actually).
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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 04:36 PM
I guess I should have been more observant when I told that van load of Pakistanis how to get to the hydroelectric plant over the weekend.

Then, three weeks ago, there was that group of over a dozen in the day park next to the dam, those guys were definitely Muslims.

Let them blow that old dam, we need to put in a new one. Better yet, leave it down and drain that dam pond so the weekenders aren't up here partying on their boats. We don't need them dumping their filth in our river while they drink and cause fights, and believe me they do dump (not that tubers are much better). This weekend will be a circus for sure.

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 04:43 PM
Knocking out the grid would not be impossible.
It would take an organized attack on the infrastructure and that will be it.

The real problem, besides total chaos would be all of the nuclear power plants across the country.
It would take a steady stream of fuel to keep the generators going to cool off the rods to prevent a meltdown.

This would require a constant supply of fuel trucks making their way from ports to power plants across the country.

If the generators shut down then you've got a melt down.
If you had 100 melt downs across the country due to power loss, well then , well.

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 04:44 PM
Do people just make this crap up?

There is no "electrical grid". At least, not anywhere in Texas. Sure, there is some interconnectedness. But "the grid" is actually an amalgamation of multiple grids, each being fed by multiple generators in multiple locations. Right down to wind generators, which are spread all across the country side.

The notion of our "electrical grid" being targeted is so laughable that is makes me wonder how many pounds of lead paint chips the author of the OP's article has eaten

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 04:51 PM
I wonder, out of all such warnings given by government officials over the past twenty or thirty years, how many of these attacks have actually come to pass?

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 04:55 PM

originally posted by: peck420

originally posted by: mindseye1609
It would take hundreds of attacks to knock the whole grid out.

It would take 30 critical substations, over a span of approx 72 hours, to drop the entire grid.

If that actually happens, it will take upwards of 18 months to get the entire grid back online, and that is assuming that water, oil, and gas continue to flow...which they wont, as they are electrical grid dependent for far longer than onsite backups can provide.

In the case of no power, water, oil, or NG, it would take between 24 and 36 months to reinstate a full grid.

How many do you think they could take out before Joe Public starts taking out any one with a suntan or Middle eastern hat?
2? 5? No way they take out 30, maybe if it's super coordinated but don't the grid have security? I'm not sure which part they'd be attacking.

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