Terrorist Sniper Attack on US Power Grid

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CNN's Dan Simon reports on escalating fears about the vulnerability of the nation's power grid after a sniper attack.

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  1. MajorDadUSMC
    MajorDadUSMC Feb 12, 2014

    Sword- May or may not have been a terrorist attack, but the shooters weren't dumb-s**ts. This was a pretty sophisticated attack on the power grid. From a news report: The bullet holes were carefully targeted so as not to hit the parts of the equipment that would cause an explosion and attract the attention of drivers on nearby U.S. 101. Of some 120 shots fired from at least 40 yards outside the fence, 110 of them hit transformers, Wellinghoff said. "A dress rehearsal" is how Mark Johnson, a retired vice president at PG&E, described the event to a Philadelphia gathering of electricity industry officials in November. Johnson said the attackers opened two 75-pound manhole covers and used a ladder to cut fiber-optic lines, a possible attempt to disconnect security cameras. They fired for seven minutes, targeting radiators on the banks of transformers. "This wasn't an incident where Billy-Bob and Joe decided after a bunch of brewskis they were going to shoot up a substation." he said. "

  2. puresalt01
    puresalt01 Feb 12, 2014

    lol the video shows a shotgun blowing up the station lol... come on!! must be one of those "assault shotguns"..

  3. 26472852
    26472852 Feb 14, 2014

    A high powered assault sniper rifle.... Yeah. The news and their propaganda is a joke. They found shell casing, so assuming it's a semi auto rifle, it's a military assault rifle now.... Assault rifle, a weapon capable of select fire.... But wait, it was a sniper and bla bla bla..

    DEANEGILMOUR May 27, 2014

    "high powered ASSAULT rifles" just more media and WH hype to effect gun grabbing like Hitler did in 37 to effect faster safer control over the population and just like the Brits did when they were on the way to Concord to confiscate weapons stash of the colonial militia. Only way to identify an ASSAULT rifle is to have it in hand and find the automatic fire selector. Casing and projectiles are interchangeable with practically al semi-autos of course on this site I'm saying nothing new. The media sites WILL NOT allow comments containing truth about weapons

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