IS THERE A MEDIA BLACKOUT ON POWER PLANT ATTACKS?
Welcome everyone, to 2023, and Happy New Year and our best wishes to all of you for every good thing for you and yours this year, in spite of whatever bad things may be coming, and I also suspect there will be plenty of those. Yet, I cannot shake the impression that while this year may be the year that Mr. Globaloney (or as we have also come to call him, Mr. Globalooney) "goes for broke", I suspect that the pushback this year will increase in intensity and focus.
With that thought in mind and as a context, consider this article from our friends at Zero Hedge about the latest power plant attack shared by S.C.G., because it has several "implications" lurking just beyond the margins of the article's text:
Consider carefully what this short article actually says (and here it is in its entirety):
The US power grid is under attack as extremists shoot, sabotage, and vandalize electrical equipment at power stations. One of the highest-profile attacks was when two men used guns to paralyze a substation in Washington state on Christmas Day, leaving thousands without electricity. The incident made national news, but strangely enough, another attack last week on the Las Vegas power grid went unnoticed by the national press.
Mohammad Mesmarian, 34, rammed his car through the gate of a solar power generation plant outside Las Vegas on Wednesday and set his car on fire, intending to damage a massive transformer, 8 News Now reported.
"Employees at the plant said they found a car smoldering in a generator pit," 8 News Now said, adding the Mega Solar Array facility provides power to 13 properties on the Las Vegas Strip, all belonging to MGM Resorts.
Investigators believe Mesmarian "siphoned gasoline from his car to put on wires at the transformer," 8 News Now said, citing documents from investigators.
"Mesmarian clarified he burned the Toyota Camry," police said. "Mesmarian said he burned the vehicle at a Tesla solar plant and did it 'for the future.'"
Here's security camera footage of Mesmarian lighting his car on fire next to a giant transformer.
8 News Now said Mesmarian caused "major damage," estimating it could take two years to receive parts and fix the transformer. Luckily, the damaged unit wasn't online at the time of the incident..
"Following an incident at the Mega Solar Array facility, on-site personnel immediately notified authorities and shut down the plant's operations as a precaution in accordance with industry-standard safety protocols," an Invenergy spokesperson said.
Mesmarian was arrested at a campground Thursday. He's being charged with committing an act of terrorism, first-degree arson, third-degree arson, destroying or injuring real or personal property of another, and escape by a felony prisoner.
Why is the national press absent in reporting this terror incident on the power grid?
Perhaps the person involved doesn't fit the extremist profile routinely touted by progressive and state media.
You probably noticed the same four "take-aways" from this article and lurking in the margins that I did, but just in case you didn't, here's my list:
(1) The attack occurred in the same time frame as a another attack in Washington state that left thousands without electricity, which occurred due to the attack of masked gunmen on "a substation," i.e., after an attack on a local transformer substation. The Las Vegas attack was similarly an attack on a transforming substation, and not the power plant itself. And in the Las Vegas case...
(2) ...the national media ignored it completely.
(3) The terrorist in the Las Vegas case does not strike the author of the Zero Hedge article ("Tyler Durden") as being the typical profile of a "terrorist." And finally,
(4) Replacement parts for the substation transformer facility might be as take as much as two years to replace, which presumably will leave MGM Grand buying its electricity from the grid, and not the solar power array of the substation.
So here in my opinion are what's "lurking in the margins" of this one, and I'm certainly open to other high octane speculations. Firstly, I strongly suspect the obvious: that the news blackout on reporting this story is precisely that, a news blackout. This may or may not reflect a policy decision, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was policy (if it was not already) to not report such events, or to under report the numbers of people and businesses affected by them in the future.
Why? Well, in answer to that question I point out that replacing the equipment for these substations may "take some time" for the very obvious reasons that the transformers at such substations largely come from relatively few suppliers, mostly located in Europe, China, Japan, and the USA. But that's not the principal reason. I rather suspect that the principal reason is related to the stories some years ago that we saw of the attack - obviously staged and planned and executed with professional military precision - on an electrical substation at the southern tip of California's Silicon Valley. Remember this one?: California Power Substation Attacked in 2013 Is Struck Again. See also: Attack on California Substation Fuels Grid Security Debate Some argue physical threats are taking a back seat to cybersecurity You might recall that this attack was executed with precision, and that the attacker(s) was (or were) in and out of the crippled substation before any law enforcement arrived. And the case, so far as we know, is still open. This attack was followed up by physical attacks on the internet in San Francisco, and similar physical attacks on internet cables in Arizona. These are all stories I covered on this website (see: https://gizadeathstar.com/2015/09/those-attacks-on-computer-network-infrastructure-in-the-bay-area-continue/
I cannot help but think that with the electrical substation attacks in recent news that we might be looking at a continuation of the pattern of the California substation attack and the subsequent internet cable attacks of a few years ago. It is almost as if the events of those few years ago were the "practice" or "warm up" sessions for "a main event or events to come." Time will tell, of course, if this high octane speculation holds true. But given the desperation and nihilistic insanity we've seen coming from Mr. Globalooney and his lackeys, I would not be at all surprised. It's all part of the standard arsenal in their grab bag of "disaster crapitalism"... when the staged fires don't succeed in burning people out of their homes, just stage attacks on their internet or power grid with their sleeper cells...
And as for why it might take two years to replace equipment, perhaps it's time to reconsider making all the components in this country...
... see you on the flip side...
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