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Widespread blackout hits Venezuela - Government blames 'electromagnetic attack'

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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 07:23 PM
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Venezuelan government: nationwide blackout appears to have been caused by 'electromagnetic attack' on hydroelectric dam .


Venezuelan government: nationwide blackout appears to have been caused by 'electromagnetic attack' on hydroelectric dam

This is kinda strange. If you search the title above you will get many results with the same headline and the same one sentence story. I will keep an eye on this and update the thread if any more info comes out.

ETA - Now this headline is out there. Looks like the media my have been confused when they first got the news?



More than half of Venezuela's 23 states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, a blackout the government blamed on an "electromagnetic attack."

It was the first blackout to include the capital, Caracas, since March, when the government blamed the opposition and United States for a series of power outages that left millions of people without running water and telecommunications.


Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, government blames 'electromagnetic attack'

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President Nicolas Maduro and his government have insisted that the country’s electrical problems are a product of sabotage and sophisticated attacks by the U.S. and local opposition, while industry experts and critics point to a lack of investment and maintenance. Power failures in March cut into Venezuela’s already flagging oil production, with output falling to zero in some areas for several days.


Venezuela Says Widespread Power Outage Caused by Electromagnetic Attack


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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

I may be mistaken, but if it was an actual EMF attack, I don't think they'd have intermittent power or be able to bring it back online for 10 minute spurts as other reports are saying happened. EMFs fry components soundly, meaning they'd be without electricity for quite some time, until generators, substations, and lines were replaced.



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Not to mention TV's, radios, cell phones, etc., would all need to be replaced.
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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 07:35 PM
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I can only guess that maybe what they are claiming is it was a small device used to attack just the dam.



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: LookingAtMars
I can only guess that maybe what they are claiming is it was a small device used to attack just the dam.


I find it more likely that Venezuela is a total failed state and has run out of the materials needed to maintain their hydroelectric dam and Maduro is spitballing blame anywhere but towards his failing government and failing system. Pass the man another empanada and look around the presidential palace and I bet the building's generators are running strongly.



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

That sounds more likely, but it wouldn't surprise me if it turns out it was an electromagnetic attack. Hard to tell what to trust these days



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 08:14 PM
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Just a simple case of a socialist defending socialism

EMP must be short for its our fault we’re useless
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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 08:35 PM
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We recently had a historical blackout here in Argentina, and the government (currently run by a pedophile) said nothing, and we had several weird events (like the "dissapearance" of the only submarine we had), i think that more odd things are gonna happen in latino america since they are trying to use it as basically a farm for the big "powers" of the world



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 08:38 PM
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I can only guess that maybe what they are claiming is it was a small device used to attack just the dam.

Not physically possible. An EMP can only be contained via a metallic shield. Also, the power required to fry high-power components far, far, far exceeds the power required to take out a cell phone or TV. A device small enough to only take out a small area would not be powerful enough to take out transformers and generators; a device large enough to take out transformers and generators at short range would take out electronics at a huge range.

Whoever is saying this has brown eyes from all the BS welling up inside them.

TheRedneck



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: D88M3R

Sounds very Interesting. I would like to hear more information about that. Do you have any links you can post or more info?




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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

I have read of small bombs or artillery that can cause surgical EMP attacks. I am not sure what color eyes the authors had, so you cold be right



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Those can take out unshielded electronics, like controllers, not transformers and generators.

An EMP does its damage by creating a huge, short magnetic pulse. This provides a very high derivitive (change with respect to time) of the magnetic field around any conductors in the area. That, in turn, causes each conductor to become essentially an AC power source. For electronics, it's like dropping a hundred small but powerful batteries in the circuit; it literally overloads and fries the components.

Generators and transformers are not solid-state... they are essentially nothing more than big coils of insulated wire. To take them out, the induced voltage must be greater than the insulation can withstand. That's typically hundreds or even thousands of volts. With solid-state electronics, capacitors, etc, the required voltage to fry them is very small... sometimes less than a volt.

There is no known method to stop an EMP. The best we can do is protect components by enclosing them in a metallic case (like a Faraday cage). The magnetic pulse then 'shorts out' through the case, effectively protecting whatever is inside.

TheRedneck



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 09:09 PM
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Any one know if Aruba was affected? It is right off the coast of Caracas.



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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Generators and transformers are not solid-state... they are essentially nothing more than big coils of insulated wire. To take them out, the induced voltage must be greater than the insulation can withstand.


If by "take them out" you mean destroy the generator, I agree. Generators have control circuits, relays and switches. I don't think it would take much to shut one down for awhile until it is repaired. Especially considering the condition the generators are most likely in.



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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 09:21 PM
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More incompetence from a failing state.



posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 10:48 PM
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Its not just about Maduro. Read up the Spanish curse. Every South American country including Spain is basically cursed for taking over the Americas. The Spanish would have a big empire right now with decent tech. But, they can't. SA needs to relearn their native languages, start learning from Natives. Brazil is equally screwed if it joins the Hispanics. That is a warning.

This is why I refuse to learn Spanish. Chinese are the way out, that is how its going to be, just like when every country has/use to have Chinatown. #Support Native Americans or be cursed.

Columbus isn't a hero to be celebrated
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posted on Jul, 22 2019 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

It would be quite unusual for a generator to have control circuitry that was not in some sort of metallic encasement. Not impossible, certainly, but quite unusual, almost like someone wanting the circuitry to fail.

TheRedneck



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

If it were an EM attack it would have also effected things like touchs, smart phones, and other personal electric devices. Anybody in the dam with a pace maker or a hearing aid, or even a portable tv would have noticed. Their cctv would have been tried as would they microwave in the break room.

This sounds like an excuse to cover up poorly maintained infrastructure.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 12:32 AM
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Nothing would surprise me anymore.

You may not believe this is actually what happened but to believe something like this is beyond the technological capabilities or too immoral for tptb then you probably don’t belong on this site.



posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 01:20 AM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: LookingAtMars
I can only guess that maybe what they are claiming is it was a small device used to attack just the dam.


I find it more likely that Venezuela is a total failed state and has run out of the materials needed to maintain their hydroelectric dam and Maduro is spitballing blame anywhere but towards his failing government and failing system. Pass the man another empanada and look around the presidential palace and I bet the building's generators are running strongly.


I feel more like Venezuela was one of the richest countries in the world until the US started 'collaborating' by force and sanctions that caused 40+ thousand deaths of Venezuelan citizens in the past years and that fact keeps being conveniently left out of comments and conversations such as yours

What do you think would happen if there were no sanctions artificially imposed to cause this exact scenario, so that people like you can comment like this?

Do you mind to look up those facts or will you just simply deny and run away

Of course the government has to have a way to keep going and control the country, which country would do the opposite?

This is preposterous in ways i thought impossible, but it seems some of you have lost your minds and don't care about murdering thousands and thousands of people as long as it gives you the right to say "seeeeee?"

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