Saturday, October 26, 2013

Grid Down: What if the "Drill" was the "Event"? II

UPDATE: Ol' Backwoods was wrong on this one, folks.  Power is still on as of 11/15/13.  Sorry about that.  I will try to be more circumspect about these kinds of things in the future.

Riddle me this...

Screenshots of NatGeo's American Blackout site 

You gotta love the "NRA Tea Partier" with his knife to the guy's throat.
Of course, we gun owners are portrayed as the bad guys.
From my earlier article on this subject:
Remember the Boston terrorist attack in April? The one where they imposed what was essentially martial law on an entire US city, without a single court order?

That event occurred during what was supposed to be a "terrorist drill". All the players were in place: feds, local law enforcement, SWAT teams, the whole smash. Then, conveniently, a terror attack occurs at the Boston Marathon
Boy, what a coincidence. Did y'all know that on 9/11/01 there was a "drill" happening on the logistics of intercepting hijacked passenger jets? How convenient. 
Well, guess what? We have another "drill" coming up on November 13, this time to simulate the power grid going down for months. Wonder what will happen during this "drill" ?
From the NY Times:
...thousands of utility workers, business executives, National Guard officers, FBI. anti-terrorism experts and officials from government agencies in the United States, Canada and Mexico are preparing for an emergency drill in November that will simulate physical attacks and cyber-attacks that could take down large sections of the power grid. 
They will practice for a crisis unlike anything the real grid has ever seen, and more than 150 companies and organizations have signed up to participate. 
“This is different from a hurricane that hits X, Y and Z counties in the Southeast and they have a loss of power for three or four days,” said the official in charge of the drill, Brian M. Harrell of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, known as NERC. “We really want to go beyond that.” 
One goal of the drill, called GridEx II, is to explore how governments would react as the loss of the grid crippled the supply chain for everyday necessities....A National Academy of Sciences report last year said that terrorists could cause broad hardship for months with physical attacks on hard-to-replace components.
Riddle me this: what if, while all these federal and state officials are in the mindset of a grid-down situation, and all the SWAT teams and FEMA officials are geared up and ready, what if an ACTUAL grid-down even occurs? And further, what if it is intentional?
If you wanted a way to kill the two birds: 1) get rid of government dependents, and 2) take control of the country and its resources via martial law, a grid-down event is made to order.
And, as a bonus, gentle readers, I will have to be traveling in the New York City vicinity while GridEx II is going on.

How do you love that?

All my preps for naught because I will be far from home, via a cattle-car commercial airline flight, in the middle of feral humanity, most of whom probably don't even own a flashlight.  And where just-in-time food inventory has been shown to fail in the last storm.

Having faith doesn't mean trouble doesn't overtake you.  This verse seems tailor-made for a grid-down event:
The great day of the Lord is near— near and coming quickly... That day will be a day of wrath— a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness— “I will bring such distress on all people that they will grope about like those who are blind, because they have sinned against the Lord. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their entrails like dung. (Zephaniah 1:14, 15, 17 NIV)
The trailer and the full program (YouTube) are after the break.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I found the timing of The American Blackout movie and the upcoming GridEx exercise to be a bit uncanny. Too much 'coincidence' for my hackles! Best of luck to you in your travels. I hope we won't see this transpire, but I'm too much of a realist to think it can't happen.