April 16, 2015 By Joseph P. Farrell

Mr. J.K., a regular reader and member of this website, found the following article, and it's important enough to share, because it contains some high octane speculation of its own, which fuels ours of the day:

Martin Armstrong Asks: "Is There Something Behind The Power Outage In Washington DC?"

Now, as the reader will see, the Washington DC area is not the only area that has experienced these weird power outages. Turkey, Italy, and the Netherlands have both suffered them. In all cases, the official explanations, when they're forthcoming at all, seem less than convincing. Consider the explanation for the Washington DC outage, which left Mr. Obama and his administration reliant upon emergency power:

"The April 7th, 2015 power outage in Washington DC is curious to say the least. Virtually instantaneously, the government declare it was not a terrorist attack. After all, how could that possibly be when the NSA guards the country. If there was an attack on the power-grid, then the NSA would have to answer for their failure. So clearly, if it was an attack, they would never admit it.

"Instead, this has been attributed to a piece of metal breaking loose from a power line 43 miles southeast of the District of Columbia, which knocked out electricity to the White House, State Department and wide area including parts of Maryland. Can a simple piece of metal break and shut down that much power of a strategic area as DC? That seems to be an excuse like some drunk driver knocked over a power pole." (Emphasis in the original)

The outage in my opinion must be seen as part of a larger pattern of what appears to be deliberate attacks, a pattern which has included the mysterious taking down of air traffic control in Salt Lake City,  affecting the entire SW United  States, the attack on internet connections between Flagstaff and Phoenix Arizona, and the strange and quite professional attack on an electrical substation in the Silicon Valley region of California. (See INTERNET SERVICE CUT BETWEEN PHOENIX AND FLAGSTAFF: WHY?)

The question is, what party, or parties, could be doing such things, and why? Zero Hedge speculates on one possibility:

"The technology age is highly vulnerable and the movement to electronic money is interesting for if the power-grid goes down for any prolonged period, what new risk factors will the economy absorb?  During war, it is common for the other side to counterfeit their opponent’s currency. The way to accomplish this today is to take out the power-grid." (Emphasis in the original)

In other words, as far as Zero Hedge is concerned, the pattern is part of the wider "currency siege" taking place between the Anglo-American oligarchy and the rest of the world, led by the Russo-Chinese BRICSA bloc. There is a significant fact which seems to corroborate this, and that is that most of the power outages and other strange activity appears to be concentrated exclusively on western targets. We hear nothing (nor are we likely to) of similar outages in, say, the Kremlin or Beijing's Forbidden CIty. It is, Zero Hedge is suggesting, a new kind of currency war, one designed to show the lack of security in western power systems, and hence, the vulnerability of its financial clearing and system. Significantly, the article shows one of the Nazi counterfeit twenty pound sterling banknotes from its Operation Bernhard counterfeiting scheme, a scheme which cost the British government over a hundred million pounds... in 1930s-1940s pounds at that. The article suggests that this was a cyber warfare attack.
Possibly so. The pattern when viewed against the wider backdrop of internet cable attacks, professional hits on a California electrical substation, failing air traffic control systems, is at the very least suspicious.
But there is possibly an even wider context in which to view these events, and herewith comes our high octane speculation of the day. That wider context is the steady drip of space-related news, from new propulsion technologies to stories of widening international cooperation. Some of these stories, as I have suggested this previous week, have the air of "urgency" about them, as if the space-powers - India, China, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, the U.K., Russia, the USA - were in some sort of hurry to "get out there."  We've all heard the wild scenarios, from returning Nibiru/Planet X to Alternative Three-like scenarios, none of which I find very compelling. In a previous blog this week I suggested - following the idea of Catherine Austin Fitts - that the race to put into place an alternative international financial and clearing system - may be as much about creating systems redundancy as it may be about any geopolitical-financial reason alone. But strange power outages could be as much about someone else besides one of the BRICSA bloc nations causing them. Perhaps, for once, Washington is telling the truth (though I'm not holding my breath). Perhaps it really wasn't about terrorism, or any terrestrial cyber war attack.
Of course, that's pure high octane speculation, but there is a way to verify it: if one starts to see similar stories coming from Russia, China, Brazil, India... then perhaps someone else is responsible. The story is one to watch, for like the bearer bonds scandals, it is a huge story, that seems to have fallen right off the radar screen, all too quickly. In any case, no crisis operates in a vacuum, and there's always someone around wanting and willing to exploit it, and attacks on the power grid, regardless of who is behind them, always be exploited for further erosion of basic human rights and liberties.
See you on the flip side.