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Is ISIS Attack Imminent?

It happened in the nation of Yemen in early June, 2014 — terrorists knocked out power to the entire country of 23 million people. Forbes reported:

The country’s energy minister indicated that power lines were taken out, cutting power to all provinces. A ministry spokesman was quoted as saying “The act of sabotage at Kilometre 78 suspended the entire national power and energy grid, including at Marib’s gas plant, and cut power in all provinces.”

It’s a terror tactic that’s been effective not just in the violence-torn Middle East:

Nobody much likes to think about these things, but the threats are indeed real in Yemen and elsewhere. Last October, the Knights Templar – a breakaway group from  Mexico’s Michoacan drug cartel – took out the power grid in Michoacan state, attacking nine substations and leaving over 400,000 without electricity.

And now, with the Islamic State reportedly trying to recruit terror operatives just across our southern border (click here to see our recent post), one terrorism expert — an ex-CIA officer — is warning of an “imminent threat” to the U.S. electric grid. From wnd.com:

Dr. Peter Pry, a former CIA officer, is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards. He also served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, and the House Armed Services Committee.

“There is an imminent threat from ISIS to the national electric grid and not just to a single U.S. city,” said Pry. Pry was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s AM 970 The Answer.

Outlining the threat, Pry recalled a leaked U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report divulged this past March that coordinated terrorist attacks on just nine of the nation’s 55,000 electrical power substations could provoke coast-to-coast blackouts for up to 18 months.

Such an attack would mirror the devastating impact of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack without the need for any nuclear device or delivery system.

Citing that leaked government study, the Wall Street Journal described the method and the effect of such a life-altering attack in an article published in March of this year:

The study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that coordinated attacks in each of the nation’s three separate electric systems could cause the entire power network to collapse, people familiar with the research said.

The U.S. could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out nine of the country’s electric-transmission substations on a summer day, according to a previously unreported federal analysis. National War College

Professor Dr. Richard Andres discusses.

A small number of the country’s substations play an outsize role in keeping power flowing across large regions. The FERC analysis indicates that knocking out nine of those key substations could plunge the country into darkness for weeks, if not months.

In the wnd.com article, former CIA operative Dr. Peter Pry argues it wouldn’t take long for the well financed, heavily resourced ISIS to put together a terror team to carry out a devastating attack on the nation’s vulnerable power infrastructure:

“…they can hire these criminal gangs that are south of our porous border. Or criminal gangs that are already present here.”

“We also have Muslim terror cells already in this country that would be willing to do anything for money and it’s very easy to attack the electrical grid,” he added.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/warning-any-day-now-isis-could-cripple-america-with-devastating-nationwide-attack-on-this/

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So what do you think about this?  Is it real?  Should we be concerned?  I think ISIS is already in this country.  Why would they not be? We have a completely open border and Korans and prayer rugs are found in the deserts.  Unless Mexicans are suddenly becoming Muslims,  who do you think is coming into this country undetected?  I’m almost positive they are flying into this country too.  After all what has the Grand Mufti done about any of this?  He golfs, fund raises and is on vacation in his mind all the time.  He checked out some time ago. Do you think the Grand Mufti Barry wants an attack on our country?

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Comments on: "Is ISIS Attack Imminent?" (24)

  1. Only the willfully naive dunderheads cannot see what is coming, and in fact, is already here in Minnesota, Texas, Tennessee around Murphreeborough, and in almost every other state of the union. Detroit Michigan is a hotbed of muslim residents.

    “There are none so blind as those who will not see”, and those who see and turn away will suffer the greater sorrows.

    They’re like a mule a farmer wanted to sell. When asked if he’d obey, the farmer said, “Sure!~!”,,, Picked up a 2×4, and whacked that old mule longside the head. The prospective buyer said, “I thought you said he’d obey~!”,,, Farmer replied, “And he will. But you gotta get his attention, first~!”

    We’re about to have our attention gotten.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Grouchy,

      Excellent comment. Just look at the Somalis we are hearing about lately. And right we have these terrorists probably inside every Mosque there is in this country. Oh, and yeah, Dearbornistan, already a terrible situation there.

      The mule story is a good one. I cannot understand why some people look the other way after the 9/11 attack. Such a short attention span and it seems to some it’s all but forgotten.

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  2. Excellent posting. I figure by the time we hear it they’ve already infiltrated and set up something.

    Well maybe Yemen was rehearsal. They’ve proven they are just as much interested in economic damage as property and lives terrorism. (or if they can mix them all) Gee, I wonder if such an attack could interrupt Obama’s tee time or fundraisers. Maybe.

    Oh but we the “folks are getting out ahead of where they are at” …you bet cha. The only analogy I can think of is Obama playing Russian Roulette with the USA.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Hi Bull,

      Oh I have no doubt they are here and with a plan. Ah, good thought, Yemen as a rehearsal. I doubt an attack would interrupt anything he’s up to. He’d just shrug his shoulders and give a speech about how “this is not Islam” attacking us. Then go back to fund raising in the dark if the grid goes down everywhere.

      Excellent analogy “Obama playing Russian Roulette with the USA”. Boy, Bull you sure do come up with the good ones.

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  3. Excellent post Pepp.

    We’ve all been screaming about our borders for years. Ditto with the guys that actually do watch the border. The problem is that our government doesn’t want it done.

    Why?

    One can only conclude that this admin wants us to get hit. Tin-foil hat or not, no other explanation makes any sense… and for what purpose? I can’t help but wonder if an attack will be the catalyst for that promised “fundamental transformation”.

    What’s also frustrating is that the republicans have done little and accomplished nothing to counter this problem. I know too well they don’t want to rock the boat and get the lemmings off the couch for November… but still… few if any of their kids or relatives would be immune from a catastrophe.

    We live in dangerous times.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      HN,

      Thanks. You’re right the government does not want to close those borders and what scalds me is it is one of the top duties of the feds if not the biggest duty to protect us from foreign invasion. To me, isn’t that being a traitor?

      I don’t think you’re wearing a tin foil hat and a lot of other people are thinking the same thing. If we get hit we’re going to have the biggest fundamental change all right. We’re going to get slaughtered by these maniacs.

      Not too many repubs are screaming for anything to be done, true. I wonder about that. What is wrong with them?

      Yeah, dangerous times, his own Chuck Hagel said that himself. I guess he got a whipping over that one.

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      • The LEOs that I speak with are all concerned about the same things that we are. We are hardly alone.

        I also think that if/when we get hit the backlash against these vermin will also be coming from the citizenry.

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        • peppermintfarm said:

          HN,

          That is actually comforting to hear that our own LEOs are concerned like us. I agree with the backlash. Enough is enough.

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      • PS. I’ll bet Hagel got a whooping over that one. He went off-script.

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        • peppermintfarm said:

          HN, he sure did and that must have made the boss livid. Maybe Valerie gave him a whipping like in Garnet’s story. LOL!

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  4. The threat is real, ISIS doesn’t make a threat without trying to carry it out. They would lose their power of intimidation otherwise. We had better be prepared. Most in this country are naive about the threat, those that are not are considered paranoid. I would rather be paranoid and wrong, than dead.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Hi A.L.

      Yes, I believe it’s real too. Like you said they would lose credibility if they don’t attack us. LOL! Yes, better paranoid than dead.

      Thanks for coming over to my blog. I see you have some very interesting articles up at your place and I’ll definitely be over tomorrow. I’m watching Criminal Mind reruns right now to take my mind off one terror over the real terror. LOL! 😀 Gee does that make any sense? Oh, well WTH, who cares anyway.

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  5. Gar Swaffar said:

    Keep it dry, because you will be needing it.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Gar,

      You betcha. I’ve been target practicing up here on the ole ridge. Hear some others up here doing the same.

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      • Gar Swaffar said:

        Perfect! keep a tight grouping and at least one person will be paying attention to your displeasure at their attitude!

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        • peppermintfarm said:

          Gar,

          We are a tight group on this road and the Amish use muzzle loaders. For sure they don’t want anyone interfering with them, especially the government. The Amish are mostly who my neighbors are. So I don’t really worry about someone’s displeasure. You have to know what KY is like. This is gun toting, Bible thumping area. We don’t even have to register guns here either in the state or other. if there is anything in KY that people are going to fight over it’s guns and their religion and government interference. And so many still think the civil war isn’t over. This was the last state to give up slaves and they weren’t happy about it. If you don’t live in the mountainous areas no stranger comes into the area unless you want to get shot. They all think it’s revenoors as they call them. :-}

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  6. Yo Pepp! Since 9/11, I’ve been gravely concerned about the vulnerability of our power grid. It would take a huge number of well trained security personnel to guard the substations. It would be impossible to protect all of the transmission lines. 😦

    The ramifications are too vast to comprehend and if it happens in the dead of winter, tens of thousands will freeze to death.

    What did you think of the Japanese stocking up on toilet paper? Makes sense to me.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Willibeaux,

      Yes, the power grid is terribly vulnerable and would be huge disaster like you said if it came down. Greta on Fox was running a kind of series on this very subject and how we are so not protected. Surely enough, people would freeze to death.

      We might freeze anyway with the Grand Mufti shutting down our coal plants and if one is open the EPA’s surcharge is getting out of control. Our electric bills have done nothing but climb up to almost in-payable levels. We now have a regulation by the EPA that is if you use too many kilowatt hours you pay a fine. And the kilowatts they have for going over is so low almost no one can use that little kilowatts they allow. Tons of people around here use wood to heat their homes too. I don’t have one of those though.

      I thought that article was a joke as I saw commentors joking about it. But I do think it’s a good idea to stock up on toilet paper. I try to keep stocked up for a month, but will be stocking up further now.

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  7. Bob Roller said:

    Most Americans are more interested in trying to stay afloat financially than anything going on in the Muddled East.The Vacationer in Chief has no real interest in keeping this country safe.
    He is Muslim friendly and his inaction is a prima facie go ahead to our country’s enemies.
    His “red lines”are drawn with a pink crayon. The Hopey Changies OWN this debacle and there is no way they can deny it. Low info,no info knuckleheads,the Gimme Society has helped destroy America.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Hi Bob,

      You could be right about people trying to stay afloat in this horrible economy that the Liar in Chief keeps telling us is great, but people know better as they can’t get jobs. Here where I live there are no so many unemployed due to coal shutting down. The demand for food is huge now and the church who has a food pantry can now only allow people free food every 4 months where it used to be food every month. Families are piled up in one house because so many have lost everything, their jobs, their houses, etc.

      I like that “red lines”are drawn with a pink crayon”. Yeah, we sure are in trouble now with all those categories you mentioned. The Grand Mufti has this country now set up to rely on the Gimme mentality.

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  8. AfterShock said:

    Yeow Pepper, do we share the same brain or what! Totally unbelievable coincidence that we are on the same page at virtually the same time with the exact same thoughts. Colour me “blown away”. BTW, great post!!!

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  9. AfterShock said:

    Oh and if ya think it’s not weird enough, check out my last reply at my blog to Hardnox which I made just before I came here to read yours. WOW!

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