posted on Mar, 29 2015 @ 07:30 PM
Recently, vandals in Arizona cut through a fibre optic cable, taking out internet, phone, and cell phone connections to several hundred thousand users
for HOURS. In response, several carriers in the USA declared that there is a major infrastructure weakness, in that they have zero backup systems for
most fibre backbone cables.
Now, locations of these cables are a matter of private record. They're not buried very deeply (to allow for easy access when needed) and have VERY
little security, more like none at all.
Now, imagine several agents across the USA (probably less than 20), all cutting fibre cables at the same time, taking out internet access to many
areas of the country at once.
At the same time, several bombs are set off at soft civilian targets like city buses, underground systems, and other low security areas across the
country. Those same agents who cut the cables could set off the bombs.
Communications would be down (including most Government networks). No one would know what's going on. No one would be able to get through to anyone
to have a decision made.
CHAOS would rule the day, likely for quite a while.
This is a very real, very simple scenario that is VERY difficult to defend against. I feel a book coming on.
I don't condone this type of activity, I just expose the incredibly soft underbelly of the United States. For all the rhetoric about homeland
security and hundreds of billions of dollars spent each year on defense, a few guys with $10 shovels could bring down the entire system, with very
Am I being overly simplistic here about the complete lack of security in the USA, or does anyone else see this as a potential scenario?