Why Is The Government Leaving Our Most Critical Infrastructure Wide Open To Terror Attacks?

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EMP Attack

If the federal government is so concerned about the threat of terrorism, then why is it doing so little to protect our most critical infrastructure?  The control freaks in charge of our “national security” seem to be absolutely obsessed with watching us and taking away our liberties and freedoms, but meanwhile they are leaving many of the most important potential targets virtually unguarded.  It is almost as if they are not even concerned that terrorists might attack them.  For example, as you will see below, not a single one of our 104 commercial nuclear reactors would be able to handle a “maximum credible terrorist attack”.  The federal government also refuses to spend the money necessary to protect our electrical grid from being fried by a massive EMP blast even though the earth had a “near miss” just a few weeks ago.  And the Obama administration continues to leave the U.S. border with Mexico completely wide open even though it has been heavily documented that Hezbollah and other terror organizations are extremely active in Mexico.  The federal government needs to quit spending so much money listening to our phone calls and feeling us up at our airports and they need to start spending money on the security matters that will really make a difference in the long run.

If terrorists hit one of our nuclear facilities, the next Fukushima could be right in the heart of the United States.  And according to a shocking new report that was just released, our nuclear facilities are extremely vulnerable

Commercial and research nuclear facilities across the U.S. are inadequately protected against the threat of terrorism, according to the results of new study released this week by the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP) at the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. The two biggest terror threats facing these facilities, according to the report, are the theft of bomb grade nuclear materials and sabotage attacks aimed at causing a nuclear reactor meltdown.

The study, entitled “Protecting U.S. Nuclear Facilities from Terrorist Attack: Re-assessing the Current ‘Design Basis Threat’ Approach,” found not one of the 104 commercial nuclear reactors in the U.S. is protected against a “maximum credible terrorist attack,” such as 9/11. In fact, nuclear facilities are not required to protect themselves against airplane attacks, assaults by large teams of terrorists or even high-power sniper rifles.

So why isn’t the federal government doing anything about this?

That is a very good question.

And the federal government also refuses to do anything to protect our electrical grid from a massive EMP blast.  So now state government officials are considering taking action since the federal government has dropped the ball…

At the National Council of State Legislatures last week in Atlanta, a number of lawmakers said they’re preparing legislation similar to a bill introduced in Maine recently did under the leadership of Rep. Andrea Boland.

Efforts are under way to press the membership of the NCSL to address the EMP issue, since the federal government has failed to take action to mitigate the potential for a catastrophic event, whether natural or man-made. An EMP event could knock out the U.S. electrical grid system and the critical infrastructures that rely on it.

Along with the national electrical grid, other critical infrastructures include telecommunications, banking and financial transactions, oil and natural gas pipelines, transportation, food and water delivery, emergency services and space systems.

In short, an EMP event could cause the collapse of society.

A massive EMP burst that fries our electrical grid could be caused by terrorists or it could come directly from our sun.  In either event, the consequences could potentially be absolutely nightmarish.  The following is a short excerpt from one of my previous articles

An electromagnetic pulse can range from a minor inconvenience to a civilization-killing event.  It just depends on how powerful it is.  But in the worst case scenario, we could be facing a situation where our electrical grids have been fried, there is no heat for our homes, our computers don’t work, the Internet does not work, our cell phones do not work, there are no more banking records, nobody can use credit cards anymore, hospitals are unable to function, nobody can pump gas, and supermarkets cannot operate because there is no power and no refrigeration.  Basically, we would witness the complete and total collapse of the economy.  According to a government commission that looked into these things, approximately two-thirds of the U.S. population would die from starvation, disease and societal chaos within one year of a massive EMP attack.  It would be a disaster unlike anything we have ever seen before in U.S. history.

Without any electrical power whatsoever, society would descend into chaos quite rapidly.  An article by Mac Slavo detailed some of the things that we could expect in the immediate aftermath of a massive EMP blast…

The first 24 – 48 hours after such an occurrence will lead to confusion among the general population as traditional news acquisition sources like television, radio and cell phone networks will be non-functional.

Within a matter of days, once people realize the power might not be coming back on and grocery store shelves start emptying, the entire system will begin to delve into chaos.

Within 30 days a mass die off will have begun as food supplies dwindle, looters and gangs turn to violent extremes, medicine can’t be restocked and water pump stations fail.

And remember, the earth nearly missed one of these civilization-crippling EMP blasts just a couple of weeks ago.

You would think that would have caused someone in Washington D.C. to wake up.

But it didn’t.  The federal government still seems absolutely unconcerned about the EMP threat.

Another way that the federal government is being negligent when it comes to national security is the total refusal of the federal government to secure the border.

In addition to all of the thieves, rapists, murderers, drug dealers and gang members that are freely hopping across the border, Hezbollah and other international terror organizations have free access to the United States because of our “open border” policy.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but Hezbollah is extremely active down in Mexico.  The following is from one of my previous articles

One local television news program recently interviewed a former U.S. intelligence agent who has spent many years tracking Hezbollah activities in Mexico.  The following are some quotes from that interview about Hezbollah….

*”They are recognized by many experts as the ‘A’ team of Muslim terrorist organizations.”

*”We are looking at 15 or 20 years that Hezbollah has been setting up shop in Mexico.”

*”they are the equals of Russians, Chinese or Cubans”

*”They’re focusing on developing … infiltrating communities within North America.”

Right now they are making a ton of money from selling drugs and trafficking illegal aliens, and they send that money back to Lebanon to fund the fight against Israel.  But someday the organization that Hezbollah has built up in Mexico will be used to fight against the United States.

But instead of securing the border, the Obama administration is doing all that it can to encourage even more illegal immigration.

This is an absolute disgrace.  The federal government should not be asking the American people to make a single sacrifice in the name of “national security” until they get their act together and start protecting our most critical infrastructure.

If terrorists do hit us, they are probably going to hit us where they can do the most damage.  And when that occurs, we are all going to pay the price for the gross negligence of our federal government.

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth.  His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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  • K

    They will not do anything about these problems, because it violates D.C.s first two rules. 1. Thou shalt not spend any money that does not benefit you the lawmaker, or at least profits you rich friends. 2. Thou shalt not pass any law, that costs your rich friends a single cent. When you have a for profit government, supporting large for profit corporations. The simple fact is, the rest of us do not count.

    • James Vaughan

      I am very sorry and even ashamed to have to say this, but I think you have managed to do what I have always wanted to do. You have summarized the true situation in one simple paragraph.

      • K

        Thank you, most kind. But anyone who comes here to read the truth. Or posts a comment that is the truth. Has no reason to be ashamed. Seeking truth when lies seem to be everywhere. Is a very honorable undertaking.

    • seth datta

      The new technologies, such as PRISM, are clearly circumventing the constitution and are meant to keep the population in line to the tune of the banking/investment/industrialist class. These guys are the REAL criminals. Never let it be said otherwise.

      • K

        Yes, very true. The problem is how few care about that fact.

  • Marc

    does terrorists exist?

  • seth datta

    Terrorists are government controlled assets used to manipulate the population into giving up their liberties so fascism can rule the roost.

  • DJohn1

    The people in charge have done something.
    They have a huge underground facility somewhere packed to the ceiling with all the essentials that THEY need to survive. The rest of us can just go pound sand. This facility is probably buried under a mountain somewhere so it is immune from the coming radiation storm from the Sun or so they think . . .
    The engineer in me thinks that they have put it under some kind of lead mountain with liberal amounts of iron. No I don’t know where it is. Colorado comes to mind but that is just a guess. Protecting the population of this country is sadly not a priority for this group. There is plenty of evidence that this group does not really care whether or not we survive.
    The only important people in their view is themselves.
    I hate indefinite pronouns like “THEY” because it does not identify the guilty parties. I normally use the terms “Powers That Be” to describe them.
    I think without even mentioning names that we all know who those powers that be are.
    In ancient times, the “gods” consisted of two groups. The one group were the workers/technicians/engineers and the other group were the administrators/rulers/royalty. The entire society came apart when the worker class rebelled against the administration class. This is what I think happened. A peaceful sit down of the working class caused a war amongst this group. That civil war probably caused the evacuation by that group of the entire planet. This is all speculation on my part. I think we are terribly vain to think we are the first people with this level of technology to inhabit the planet. And NO I do not know what or who that group really was. I do know they were bigger than us in size. They were very long lived. Other than that, I know very little.

    The lesson here is that the Powers That Be will probably include enough technicians and workers to substain themselves until everything cools down.
    The rest of us will have to contend with the various 4 horsemen of revelation fame including war, famine, disease, and economic disaster.
    The screwup here is we went from an independent society capable of living off the land to an industrial society where everything is extremely specialized including the food production.
    The most likely survivors will be specialized church groups that still live off the land in a 19th century kind of technology. Any number of these groups are better prepared than we are to survive the coming disasters.

    • Doug

      It indeed is Colorado, under the airport to be exact. Plus Cheyenne Mountain in the springs. Keep in mind the Federal Center as well. . .the largest concentration of govt employees outside of DC. Not sure if that is good or bad for the rest of us in CO.

  • rogersan

    They have a stargate so they can just walk through and viola.

  • Louise in MO

    All of it is certainly posssible. I cannot see how we can actually force the federal government to fulfill their responsibilities to keep the nation safe. We can complain, we can vote for candidates that promise reform, etc. but, it has had no influence.

    The only course as individuals is to seriously prepare for the worst. Hoping for the best is no longer a viable option. “They aren’t listening to the people.”

  • Oldphartbsa

    Yes, of course. Another serious ‘attack’ vindicates all the unconstitutional steps our criminal government has taken. Get with the program! We NEED our criminal government…they protect us from all the plots the FBI concocts to set up patsies (that decided to act on from encouragement by government agencies) …to protect us from (statistically zero) chances of harm.

  • mijj

    yup “terrorism” is the bedrock of imposing a security state where our every move is watched in case we become uppity. Behavior shows that “terrorism” isn’t a threat in reality. Bad home electrical wiring is a much more real, physical threat to real, breathing, human beings than “terrorism”.

  • Hammerstrike

    A “terrorist” attack goes in their interests, I.E. an excuse to declare martial law.

    They want to remain in power, by force if necessary, doesn´t matter the consequences for the land and people.
    If New York, Los Angeles and Chicago have to ends upp like Detroit, so be it!

  • Greg Burton

    Because it benefits from terrorist attacks: more police state laws (greater control), more boondoggle contracts, more illegal wars of pillage against the nation states of the world trying to save their cultures, their religions, their people.