Snipers Wipe Out US Power Station

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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:25 PM
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Last year, a team of well-coordinated snipers attacked a PG&E Corp’s Metcalf substation located near Silicon Valley in California. For 19 minutes, they fired strategically-placed shots that ended in 17 major transformers becoming non-functional. During that time they also cut underground cables in a vault of a local Internet service provider, wiping out the internet for many AT&T customers. Operating under the cover of night, the team of snipers slipped away without leaving anything but shell casings and position markers, one minute before police arrived on the scene.



Snipers Wipe Out US Power Station

I find it bizarre that a team of snipers, which the article goes on to describe as being declared "professionals" by a Navy consultant team, can swoop in and destroy a US power station and not make headlines an hour later.

I guess it is because it calls into focus a realization that 30 round clips, assault rifles, and other buzzwords associated with guns will never be as dangerous as the intention of the person holding the weapon.

Also, intentions are something that can never be banned, and that is counter to the media's narrative. Maybe that's why we haven't heard of it.




posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:29 PM
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Just thought you should know this was posted in a different forum a few hours ago. www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:38 PM
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For general reference, threads can run duplicated in one circumstance, and that's where one is Breaking Alternative News and the other is in any other forum.

@Op

Nice catch and thanks for the share. I distinctly do recall the coverage on this at the time and they were downright weird about their statements. Now I understand why. They didn't want to let the public know while more attacks could have been planned, this was a well trained (self or otherwise) sniper team that could "shoot for score" in coordination, to disable or destroy things.

It's nothing overly creative ...in hindsight... but no one really goes out and does this, either. Even the extreme groups who think of themselves as being capable.

This is a sobering development for a new type of approach. Not a welcome one ...as adapting the tactic could do very bad things elsewhere and I'll leave it there to save from giving brand new ideas on a serious issue.

* They also cut area net access .. wow.. so they showed they could cut all forms of outgoing alarm or communications for a brief period too. Bad thing here... just bad.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:42 PM
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Very odd.

If it's getting press now it must be being used for something political…
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Here we go:


Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

www.npr.org...

Nice headline. So it raised your fears a year ago or it's raising them now?
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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:42 PM
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Well nice exercise incase of civil unrest. Cut all electronics in a area.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:46 PM
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You'll find topics like this are routinely ignored by the media. It makes sheeple uncomfortable. Certain corporations/industries don't like the negative scrutiny. Since mega-conglomerates have taken control of the media, it's easy to crush stories like this, so that the only remaining outlets are conspiracy sites, and who believes those?

Case in point, as another story being actively ignored in the media - a black man in Texas who went missing this past month in Jasper (that Jasper, where a black man was dragged to death a few years back...) was found with his throat slashed and ears cut off. The Sheriff of that fine city declared it an apparent "suicide".

Did either stories receive the appropriate media focus? Of course not, it makes the sheeple and their corporate owners uncomfortable.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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* They also cut area net access .. wow.. so they showed they could cut all forms of outgoing alarm or communications for a brief period too. Bad thing here... just bad.



Just as a side note, much of the communications and telemetry go over the HV transmission lines along with the electricity so when you lose the transformer on a line and the circuit breaker opens you can also lose comm so it is not particularly a distinct skill set to cut comm.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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BTW, we had a similar attack around my home town, snipers shot up roadside transformers killing the grid in the countryside, and the repair crews wouldn't go out until the police swept the area.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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Considering the targets; power and information pipe, I wonder if there were any thefts of substance in the affected areas where such measures would have compromised security at places like banks, jewelry stores, art museums, etc., or, some place with expensive, hard to get technologies under development.

hmmm.

I've voting Heist.

No news of a Heist is not evidence of No Heist.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:51 PM
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Keep in mind where Aunt Janet ended up. She's now President of the University of California system. She was DHS when that happened right?

She probably took a little list of things to play or leak as needed for fear funding. Just my thoughts as a cynical fan of conspiracy and distinct disbeliever in coincidence.



@ Alice

Good point on that! If they 'heisted' something worthy of this level of work, the target may go to great lengths to hide the fact they got screwed by thieves. It would have to be quite a thing for this to be worth it. They must have had everything but military assets (and who says maybe, there?) looking for who did this when they first realized what happened.
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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:54 PM
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The thought must have crossed a few minds......perfect cover for a sneak and peek or whatever else youi have planned....
Is there any unexplained deaths or other occurances currant with the power outage?



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:55 PM
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Already a post on this here

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:59 PM
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AliceBleachWhite
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Considering the targets; power and information pipe, I wonder if there were any thefts of substance in the affected areas where such measures would have compromised security at places like banks, jewelry stores, art museums, etc., or, some place with expensive, hard to get technologies under development.

hmmm.

I've voting Heist.

No news of a Heist is not evidence of No Heist.




Sounds like a great plot for a movie, perhaps a heist in Vegas of a casino!



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 06:02 PM
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Sounds like a great plot for a movie, perhaps a heist in Vegas of a casino!


Yeah.. perhaps they'll even film it soon. It's catchy and original. I think that Clooney guy would make a perfect lead, don't you? (laugh)



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 06:03 PM
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And Sammy Davis before him.

Seriously though, it doesn't make much sense that it was done as a coverup. Automatic rerouting would keep the power on particularly in the Silicon Valley. The computer businesses there require not only 1 but 2 backup routes of electrical supply due to the expense of an outage. No one could be certain that the power would go down as a result of the attack. These guys, in my opinion, were gathering intel.
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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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Yeah a post earlier on this topic too.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

To me... it appears to have been a practice run by our security teams. Of course it would
probably be kept hush hush. You know what I'm talking about... the whole emergency
preparedness stuff to see just how easy an attack would be so that we can study and
learn what the weaknesses are and improve upon them.

I would not tend toward it being a dry run for a terrorist group. It takes away one of
the most horrifying things of a terrorist attack which is to debilitate by surprise.
Doing a dry run, makes us aware of the intentions and gives us time to prepare.
So if it were a group, while the attack may have come across as having a high level
of planning and sophistication, the end result left us looking in that direction to
become better prepared.

But what do I know... pretty much nothing... just my input and thoughts is all

:-)
leolady



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 06:12 PM
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So , these professionals didn't leave anything - but some shell casings and ' position markers ' ? Did they ( the professionals ) leave a gum wrapper with your name on it ? I hope not !

Fishy

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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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It wouldn't makes sense at the point they apparently stopped here, perhaps. However, if this represented just one element of a larger team and making a point or real world training (as absurd as that sounds for the damage done here..) Who knows?

I think one of the single greatest fears the people handling domestic and military operational security have is a well trained, well motivated and highly professional opposing sniper factor actually coming into play. It's damned near impossible to fully defend against, even if a specific venue is known. It's absurd, bordering on hysterically funny for a national scale of defense.

Err... Talk about the threat with a 'why bother mentioning what can't be stopped' element to it. Yikes!



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 06:32 PM
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Don't forget all those foreign students found in and around critical water infrastructure, as well as the man actually stuck IN an pipe.

Water, power, fuel. It appears sabotage groups are hitting them all and the media desperate for folks to remain in the dark on it for fear of retaliation against foreign types.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 06:42 PM
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Sounds like a dry run to me. Not something you can practice lol. So either there was a big robbery and they did not divulge it or the perps were practicing for a hit in the future.

I can't see any other reason to do this lol.

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