PATRIOTS, there have been over 14 “probings” (a higher count is more likely, even though not on the radar) within California’s electrical transformer substations, including the severing of fiber optic cables, since 2013. How many are aware of this? In fact, aside from a few notations here and there, this has been a non-story. Why?
NOT only that, California has become their “trial-run” state of choice, and it is not for nothing. Here’s the deal:
MOST know that the Mexico–United States border runs from Tijuana, Baja California, and Imperial Beach, California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. To this end, both states are “hot spots”, in so far as preps for this and that. As is said, location, location, location!
NOW, while Islamists infiltrate into Texas – mostly with the assistance of narco-terrorists – they tend to stay burrowed for future operations. Suffice to say, this assessment has been confirmed by certain counter-terror contacts, those whose boots are actually on the ground in Texas. Elsewhere alike. By the way, there is no point in challenging the burrowing aspect.
ON the other hand, California is a live-wire state, no pun intended. There are several reasons for this, but one stands apart. The fact that a preponderance of Texans (aside from Austin and Dallas, liberal/left bastions) hold their Second Amendment right as sacrosanct, well, it’s a calculating jihadi factor to keep the “cuttings” centered in California.
AND the above diff (even though there are exceptions) between Texans and Californians is reflective in demanding “open carry” laws and more. Consider:
Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 910, the Texas Open Carry Bill for Concealed Handgun Holders, into law. The law becomes effective on January 1, 2016.
The gun laws of California are some of the most restrictive in the United States California is a “may issue” state for permits to carry concealed guns. The willingness of issuing authorities in California ranges from No Issue in most urban areas to Shall Issue in rural counties. Additionally, the issuing authority can also impose restrictions on the CCW permit-holder, such as limiting concealed carry only to the purposes listed on the approved CCW permit application. However, concealed carry permits are valid statewide, regardless of where they were issued. This creates a situation where residents in presumptively No Issue locations such as Los Angeles and San Francisco cannot lawfully carry a concealed firearm, but residents from other counties with more permissive CCW issuance policies can lawfully carry within these same jurisdictions. California does not recognize concealed carry permits issued by other states, and non-residents are generally forbidden from obtaining them.
YOU see where this is going? In any case, it leads us to the LATEST fiber optic “probing” in California:
The seriousness with which the FBI and AT&T are treating the severing of fiber-optic communications cables in the San Francisco area indicates the sabotage could have been a dry run for a terrorist attack.
This according to a leading homeland security and terrorism expert who has been sounding the alarm about imminent threats to the U.S. electric grid, some with the capacity to destroy the nation’s infrastructure.
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……
“This is unusual for both the FBI and the utilities, (in) that are both always reluctant to publicly acknowledge the worst-case possibility,” he said.
On Monday, two AT&T fiber-optic cables in Livermore, California, Monday night were deliberately severed, the latest in a string of 14 other similar attacks on the infrastructure backbone of the Internet in California…..
The FBI described how an attacker opens a targeted underground cable vault, climbs inside and cuts through both the protective metal conduit inside and then severs the cable lines…..
The culprits would be subject to state and federal prosecution since the AT&T fiber-optic network is considered by law to be a critical component of the nation’s Internet infrastructure.
Pry pointed out the public information indicates “the person or persons attacking the cables is deliberately targeting them, knows where the underground cable junctions are located, knows how to gain access and knows which cables to cut.”
He noted that utility companies and law enforcement agencies have tried to minimize the seriousness of such criminal acts.
“In the recent past, utilities in the San Francisco area dismissed attacks on fiber optics communications cables as probable vandalism by thieves hoping to steal copper wire, who severed the fiber optics cables by accident,” he said.
Following the 2013 attack against the Metcalf transformer substation that provides electricity to the Silicon Valley and San Francisco area, Pry charged that “for months the electric utility PG&E tried to cover up the incident as vandalism.”
“Later, an investigation by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Navy Seals determined the attack on Metcalf was probably by well-trained terrorists or special forces, practicing for a larger future attack on the electric grid,” he said.
In the still largely unexplained attack April 16, 2013, on PG&E Corp’s Metcalf Transmission Substation outside of San Jose, California, a team of gunmen fired sniper and assault rifles, severely damaging 17 transformers.
Pry believes the attack could have been part of a terrorist group’s preparation for a future attack on the U.S. electrical grid.
Jon Wellinghoff, the former chairman of the U.S. agency responsible for grid security, also warned that the Metcalf attack was likely a dry run for a future large-scale attack.
On the same day as the Metcalf attack, North Korea flew its KSM-3 satellite on the optimum trajectory and altitude to evade U.S. radars and carry out a potential EMP attack drill.
“Today’s concern over attacks on fiber-optic cables in the San Francisco area coincides with renewed nuclear threats from North Korea,” Pry told WND.
Indeed, on Monday the director of the North Korean Atomic Energy Institute escalated the country’s anti-U.S. rhetoric.
“If the U..S and other hostile forces persistently seek their reckless hostile policy towards the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and behave mischievously, the DPRK is fully ready to cope with them with nuclear weapons any time,” the director said.
ISIS threat to U.S. power grid?
Regarding the threat to the U.S. electrical grid, a leaked U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report divulged last 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.
The congressional EMP Commission previously estimated that within 12 months of a nationwide blackout, upwards of 90 percent of the U.S. population could possibly die from disease, lack of food and resources and larger societal breakdown.
Speaking on this reporter’s radio show last August, Pry pointed specifically to the possibility of ISIS hiring Mexican extremists such as the Knights Templar drug cartel, which in 2013 successfully utilized guns and Molotov cocktails to attack numerous Mexican power stations, leaving 11 towns without electricity.
“Now those guys are just across our southern border,” stated Pry at the time.
Pry continued: “That means that ISIS doesn’t have to actually come to the United States on those U.S. passports. You know, Obama is always talking about how he’s got a phone. Well, ISIS has got a telephone, too. 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.’”
Pry surmised such an attack on the U.S. power grid “wouldn’t be difficult for them.”
Pry pointed out ISIS allies in al-Qaida in June 2014 attacked power lines in Yemen that left the entire nation without power for a day.
HMM…pay special heed to two core points: The narco-terror/cartel connection cited at the above report, and this site’s continual harping on its nexus to jihadi smuggling. Additionally, DESPITE the 2014 attack in Yemen, take a look at this recent development: “POTUS Gives Yemeni (Al Qaeda) Nationals Amnesty!”
STILL yet, as alerted at this site (over and over again, and demonstrated below), Texas bears much watching. Moreover, “ISIS Inside America, Not Just At Texas Border, Readying To Pounce” was written in Oct. 2014. Similarly, “ISIS Inside San Diego, A Prime Jihadi Hub: DHS Lends Them Cover” served as an update in May 2015. Are they (the commentaries…the jihadists) on target, or not? You decide.
INDEED, those of us whose eyes are peeled in the jihadi direction (for sundry reasons), also understood what it meant for America’s national security when a jihadi cleric – banned even in leftist Canada and socialist France – was caught (in 2011) when smuggled into America through Mexico. In other words, this “catch me if you can” has been ongoing for years, and 2011 was hardly the opening gate.
(Caught: Jaziri was arrested being smuggled across the San Diego border crossing, along with his driver Kenneth Robert Lawler.)
Cameras placed along Texas’ 1,200-mile border with Mexico have captured the stream of illegal immigrants sneaking into the country on a daily basis.
The network of more than 1,000 motion detectors, similar to those used to film wildlife, have been placed strategically in areas that have not been secured. They are normally found on ranches and farms.
YES, the following alarms have been ringing and ringing:
MOST ominously, a road map to their Mexican base – and how it came to pass – has been detailed at this site. Indeed, “ISIS is making preparations to strike U.S. southern border states” was written in Aug. 2014.
AMERICA’s compromised borders are not the result of an operational inability to control infiltrators, whether under the guise of kiddies or not. The absence of proper controls were designed to aid and abet the overthrow of America, both through an unbearable crush of illegal aliens, further coupled with an ability to ferry Islamic terrorists for whatever havoc they have in store. Sounds bizarre, yes, but not from an Anti-American-in-Chief’s perspective.
MOVING right along…the poisonous fruits of HUSSEIN Obama’s labors are prepping to explode. As indicated, a two-prong probing is in place; within America and poised inside Juarez, Mexico.
IN fact, as a main hub for narco-terror (alongside the tri-border region of Latin America), MS-13 became a front center concern at this blog. This site is anything but Johnny-Come-Lately.
DEMONSTRABLY, as related in Dec. 2014, “ISIS (and attendant jihadi tentacles) is embedded in America” and planning multiple terror attacks. Mind you, this prognostication took place a full 5 months before their opening shot in Garland, Texas. Dead on.
AND, as predicted, only a few months onward, an ISIS hyper-alert was blared from these pages, relative to narco-terrorists and their direct nexus to jihadi smuggling!
ATOP all of the above linked assessments, along came an IED/dirty bomb warning, and its specificity was outlined in a June 2014 commentary, almost a year ago……
BACK to the actual “probing” of defenses….
There are claims that are going to be made in this article that will, on the surface, seem to be quite unbelievable. However, the facts have established that ISIS and their partners (e.g. Hamas, Sinoloas , Zetas, Sanchez Peredes) have penetrated into the United States and have set up deep cover residence. This latter fact is not surprising. What is surprising is that ISIS has engaged the US military and the the US military has engaged an ISIS led conglomeration of terror groups on US soil.
IF anything, it is this investigative journalist’s contention via considerable analysis – from both open source info and counter terrorism contacts attached to this site – that it is not a question as to whether or not they are “probing” for mega attacks, but how soon they will be executed. And this is not to say that local agencies near the southern border, ground zero, aren’t keeping a watchful eye.
MOST significantly, no one should believe that all of the above happened in a vacuum – convinced that “probing” jihadists have been “lucky” – because they evaded DHS and its umbrella agencies. In reality, such a viewpoint should be considered fantastical thinking, and completely based upon faulty premises.
TRUST, it is no longer debatable, as to whether or not ISIS (and allied terror groups, including drug cartels) is inside America and plotting attacks. After all, the evidence is overwhelmingly in the affirmative and that is that. In tandem, it has already been confirmed that a military-style ISIS terror compound is decamped only a few miles from El Paso, Texas, in the Anapra neighborhood of Juárez and in Puerto Palomas. More than alarming.
YET, it would be wildly dangerous, actually delusional, to expect the very same FED agencies under the command of the Islamist-in-Chief – knee deep in protecting ISIS – to lift a finger to rein them in.
SO which address is more reliable: Warnings from this site, or the lies offered via Obama Inc.? Mind you, is there any doubt left as to HUSSEIN Obama’s fealty to Islam? If so, this video may convince…or not.
(HUSSEIN Obama’s one-finger ISIS salute at an African summit!)