Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Countdown to Catastrophe

"The most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred."
 ~ Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 

Have you heard about this sniper attack last April on a California electrical power substation? Neither had I, until today.

The Wall Street Journal - article by Rebecca Smith
Can you imagine if the father dude from Duck Dynasty had done the shooting? We'd be getting 24/7 media coverage. But while our vapid cultural climate remains preoccupied with the mainstreaming of gay marriage, "the war on women," and the occasional tormented celebrity who tosses his life away on the head of a heroin-laden needle, our enemies use their time wisely and plan their next destructive surprise.

Meanwhile, the FBI isn't worried:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't think a terrorist organization caused the Metcalf attack, said a spokesman for the FBI in San Francisco. Investigators are "continuing to sift through the evidence," he said.
Still sifting, since April 2013? No pressure, guys. It's only the national power grid. Take your time.

It's going to happen eventually, for certain. We are going to get slammed again, and this time it will be completely our own fault. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it. Our borders are wide open, and the government's eyes are shut tight.  Government--the main duty of which is to protect its citizens--is asleep at the switch. The U.S.A. is in a countdown to an all-encompassing national catastrophe.

Will we rise to face it? The way things are today, I just don't know.

UPDATE: Peggy Noonan's Wall Street Journal article has more on the threat to America's electrical grid.