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Wed Jan 26, 2022, 12:15 PM

Domestic extremists have plotted to disrupt U.S. power grid, DHS bulletin warns

Source: CBS News

Domestic violent extremists have been planning to try to disrupt the U.S. power grid and will probably keep doing so, according to a Department of Homeland Security intelligence bulletin shared with law enforcement agencies and utility operators Monday and obtained by CBS News.

"DVEs have developed credible, specific plans to attack electricity infrastructure since at least 2020, identifying the electric grid as a particularly attractive target given its interdependency with other infrastructure sectors," the bulletin reads.

It warns that extremists "adhering to a range of ideologies will likely continue to plot and encourage physical attacks against electrical infrastructure."

Still, the bulletin notes that, "Absent significant technical knowledge or insider assistance, small scale attacks are unlikely to cause widespread, multi-state power loss but may result in physical damage that poses risks to operations or personnel."


Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/domestic-violent-extremists-plotting-disrupt-us-power-grid-dhs-bulletin-warns/

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Reply Domestic extremists have plotted to disrupt U.S. power grid, DHS bulletin warns (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 2022 OP
Claire Oh Nette Jan 2022 #1
tanyev Jan 2022 #2
TeamProg Jan 2022 #8
KPN Jan 2022 #11
hay rick Jan 2022 #12
dchill Jan 2022 #15
BlueWavePsych Jan 2022 #3
chowder66 Jan 2022 #14
llashram Jan 2022 #4
not fooled Jan 2022 #5
IronLionZion Jan 2022 #6
Ray Bruns Jan 2022 #10
mitch96 Jan 2022 #7
Wild blueberry Jan 2022 #9
WinstonSmith4740 Jan 2022 #13
ProudMNDemocrat Jan 2022 #16
oldsoftie Jan 2022 #19
KS Toronado Jan 2022 #17
yaesu Jan 2022 #18
keep_left Jan 2022 #20
NickB79 Jan 2022 #21

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 12:16 PM

1. Terrorists, not extremists

When they move to action, they become terrorists.

Treat them like enemy combatants, since they seem to think we are in a civil war.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 12:19 PM

2. Ha! Our state leadership in Texas beat them to it!


*sigh*

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 01:02 PM

8. Hilarious !!





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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 02:18 PM

11. Lol!

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 02:22 PM

12. LOL

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 02:52 PM

15. But they ARE DVEs!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 12:21 PM

3. MAGA Akbar!


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Response to BlueWavePsych (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 02:46 PM

14. +1

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 12:27 PM

4. of course

these clowns are patriots to recovering a white Amerikkka with all others bowing down to them. Never happen, a pipe dream yet I don't underestimate the power of "the big lie" with these treasonous idiots.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 12:36 PM

5. "adhering to a range of ideologies..." Oh, really?

What range--RWNJ and uber RWNJ? The wording implies a broader spectrum.

Where are the non-RWers plotting to shoot down transformers???

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 12:53 PM

6. They're not terrorists if they're white

In October 2020, the Department of Justice charged four suspected racially-motivated domestic violent extremists who "believed in the superiority of the white race and discussed accelerationist objectives" with conspiracy to damage transformers in Idaho and surrounding states.


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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 02:16 PM

10. Please see the chart below

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 12:59 PM

7. My fear is that what's going on over in eastern Europe will develop and between the

Local terrorists and the ruskies they will take out our grid.. Electrical, commucinacions, transport. If "they" can shut down hospitals,schools etc why now power and communications grids. No air travel? cold in the winter?
That would truly suck no matter who does it..
Of course we would retaliate and where does it go from there..? Just thinking out loud. YMMV
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 01:46 PM

9. We need to make a Federal law about domestic terrorism

Making their activities criminal just as we have for international terrorism.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 02:40 PM

13. Operative phrase here...

"...or insider assistance,"

Considering the amount of insider assistance they had on 1/6, this is not outside the realm of possibility.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 02:52 PM

16. Cutting off your electricity, Boys?

Sounds real smart. Like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Better check to make sure there are still power generators available. Those American UAW made all electric Ford F-150's are not cheap either. Anarchist terrorists supporting a Union? Another oxymoron.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 07:03 PM

19. Those types aren't buying any electric vehicles.

And I doubt they think too far ahead either

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 02:56 PM

17. Domestic violent extremists are magaloons

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 03:55 PM

18. GOP terrorists will be coming to the aid of putin. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 08:56 PM

20. There was an attack on a large substation in CA back in 2013.

It was near San Jose.

[link:https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/05/272015606/sniper-attack-on-calif-power-station-raises-terrorism-fears|]

Multiple snipers destroyed numerous transformers with gunfire. These types of transformers are specialty items, usually with a long lead time for replacements.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:32 PM

21. There's a huge refinery near me, just a couple hundred yards off the highway

A dedicated crew, or even an individual, could pull over and pepper it with hundreds of high-power rounds before anyone could stop him. And it would take months to inspect the whole place for damage, and make repairs.

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