In 2014, we asked, “What can a mere rifle do?” in reference to a standoff attack on a Pacific Gas and Electric power substation in Metcalf, California.
The answer, in that case, was to blow the transformers to hell and gone, and bug out. To date, there has been no arrest in the case; at one time, a DHS official suggested it was an inside job. There have been subsequent attacks, despite attempts to upgrade security; indeed, once, criminals cut through a fence and made off with equipment that was on site — for security upgrades.
Now, there’s been a new rifle attack on a station, in rural Utah. It appears to have been less sophisticated and less persistent than the California attack, but more effective — the attacker or attackers blew the station off the grid with as few as three rifle shots.
Read on for the wholly laughable “security” measures put into place; they’re a forlorn echo of the sort of DHS/TSA security theater we’ve all become used to at airports, ports, and former borders.
The question, as WeaponsMan says, is: how exactly DO you prevent such attacks? Is it even possible to do so?
Finally, the problem with “security” is that it comes down to a mall cop sitting night-in night-out at a bank of computer screens.
Want El Al security? You have to spend El Al money and hire El Al level of people.
How likely does anybody think that is, until after it’s way too late?
The truly worrying thing to ponder, though is this: whether it’s a Muslim terrorist or a domestic variant doing it, if you wanted to spark some real civil unrest and concomitant tragedy—the sort of thing that could easily and quickly lead to a broad and irreparable rip in the fabric of society—I can’t think of a more effective way to do it than to shut the power grid down for even a not-so-comparatively-long period. Might take more than a few rifle shots to do it; then again, it might not.
Sort of makes the #BlackLiesMurder rioters look like pikers all of a sudden, don’t it? But then, if whoever is doing this DOES have, shall we say, a deeper agenda, then he’s already proved himself to be way smarter than those feeble stupes are, just by his choice of targets.