US govt warns power grid could be targeted to ‘accelerate coming civil war’ — Analysis
The US government has warned that all kinds of extremists see the power grid and consider it a target.
According to the US Department of Homeland Security, American “extremists” have designed concrete plans to attack the nation’s power grid in the hopes of paralyzing the government and stirring unrest.
AP obtained a report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis which claimed extremists in the country had “developed credible, specific plans to attack electricity infrastructure since at least 2020.”
The extremists – who allegedly belong to “a range of ideologies” – will “likely continue to plot and encourage physical attacks against electrical infrastructure”It is partly based on the notion that “disrupting the electrical supply will disrupt the ability of government to operate,”The report recommended.
The “extremists”A few people also believe this. “by conducting attacks against the communications and electrical infrastructure,”They “will actually accelerate the coming civil war that they anticipate because [the attack] will disrupt the lives of so many people that they will lose faith in government.”
The Department of Homeland Security reported that a nearly ten-year-old sniper attack on the Metcalf Transmission Substation, Coyote (California) was an example of this malign act. The attack did millions of USD of damage, even though no one was seriously injured in the 2013 incident.
According to AP the report also cited a recent “suspected plot by white supremacist extremists to attack power stations in the southeastern U.S”Following the 2020 Presidential Election.
The report also mentioned an alleged plot by members of The Boogaloo Movement. This loose, anti-government and pro-police movement was originally started as a meme. The movement was led by four individuals who were identified as being part of it. They are accused of planning to strike a Las Vegas power substation on May 2020. “create unrest and rioting through Las Vegas.”
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