Leading into another 9/11 anniversary, the normal al Qaeda scare fest is nowhere to be found. This year’s fear-mongering is all about ISIS, and September started by taking the rhetoric up a notch.
Back in August, it was all about how ISIS is tremendously well-funded and like nothing the Pentagon had ever seen and another 9/11 was on the way.
Then we were told an ISIS terror attack on American streets is highly likely; so likely, in fact, that an Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border alert was released featuring the possibility that ISIS groups operating out of the Mexican border city of Juarez might attack the U.S. with car bombs, although no specific threats had been received.
The new and latest September-fresh talking point is that ISIS is going to attack America’s ‘frail and vulnerable’ electric grid. Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, has actually given it the monicker “grid jihad.”
Not only that, but they are being VERY specific on exactly how ISIS could commit this act and all the ways it could cripple the country if they did.
At a recent press conference, Dr. Peter Pry, a former CIA officer and head of the task force on National and Homeland Security, went on record that America’s power grid faces an “imminent” attack by ISIS — and the media has run with it.
“There is an imminent threat from ISIS to the national electric grid and not just to a single U.S. city,” Pry warns. He points to a leaked U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report in March that said a coordinated terrorist attack on just nine of the nation’s 55,000 electrical power substations could cause coast-to-coast blackouts for up to 18 months.
“The Congressional EMP Commission, on which I served, did an extensive study of this,” Pry says. “We discovered to our own revulsion that critical systems in this country are distressingly unprotected. We calculated that, based on current realities, in the first year after a full-scale EMP event, we could expect about two-thirds of the national population – 200 million Americans – to perish from starvation and disease, as well as anarchy in the streets.” (source)
Here are just a few of the headlines now coming off the news wire.
“Inadequate grid security, a porous U.S.-Mexico border, and fragile transmission systems make the electric grid a target for ISIS,” said Peter Pry, one of the nation’s leading experts on the grid.
“By one estimate, should the power go out and stay out for over a year, nine out of 10 Americans would likely perish,” said Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington.
“All they’ve got to do is contact the Knights Templar, wire these guys $10 million, I mean they’ll do anything for money. And say, ‘Hey, go across that open U.S. border and take out the electric grid in Arizona, or New Mexico, or Minnesota or New York. Or the entire nation.’”
Oh so knocking out the grid would run them about $10 mil?
“Unfortunately, there’s a lot to evidence that enemies of this country have figured out that if you attack that very vulnerable grid, they could cause cataclysmic damage to the American people,” Gaffney said.
Gaffney says the “domino effect” of an attack on the electric grid could reach all corners of the country and be deadly.
Peter Pry even showed up on Fox to advertise, er, discuss the ISIS electric grid threat:
At this point, all the bases on this scenario have been covered. The only thing they didn’t do was give senior ISIS leadership a tour of a major power plant, complete with fake badges and blueprints as take home souvenirs.
If these experts and reporters have left any detail to the imagination on exactly how ISIS [ a US-Saudi sponsored intelligence asset] could carry this plan out and what precise steps are needed to make it a reality, I’m not sure what that is.
Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst forThe Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared, and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!
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