William Hamilton
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February 13, 2014
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Central View: Political Cover-up 101?

Today, two-thirds of the continental US is covered with ice and snow. A perfect time to expose the Global-Warming Hoax. But then, why waste precious newspaper space on something which is so chillingly obvious -- even to the most mentally challenged person in the village? (Let’s do clean up the planet. But for the correct reasons.)

Instead, here’s a real issue. What would we do right now if America suffered a massive electrical power outage? We could burn wood. But most homes rely on natural gas, or propane, or fuel oil, or coal. To work, all fuel sources need at least a spark of electricity. A back-up generator helps; however, generators run on either gasoline or propane which could eventually run out, leaving even hospital emergency rooms without power. So, while most everyone is praying their electricity stays on, consider this little-known story:

Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for picking up last week on what should have been a huge story that only surfaced in print this last December in Foreign Policy Magazine and was now just “outed” again by, Mr. Jon Wellinghof, the former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

At a power station near San Jose, CA, at 12:58. a.m., on April 16, 2013, persons still unknown removed two 75-pound manhole covers, climbed down a ladder, and cut a number of power cables. Shortly thereafter, snipers started firing at the power station’s transformers. One hundred and ten rifle shots were fired into the oil-filled radiators of 17 transformers, spilling 52,000 gallons of oil, causing the over-heating transformers to go off-line very slowly.

But timely rerouting of electric lines by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) employees to other power stations prevented a massive power outage across Silicon Valley -- ground zero of America’s computer industry.

At first light, investigators found over 100 finger-print free AK-47 shell casings. (Wonder who uses AK-47s?) They found piles of rock, used as firing positions that had to have been put in place in advance of the actual attack. The attackers knew better than to shoot the 17 transformers where they would explode instantly, summoning the police. The slow, but ruinous, draining of the oil-filled radiators provided time for the attackers to slip away undetected.

Last week, Mr. Wellinghof said he was going public now out of concern that national security is at risk and that critical electric-grid sites are not adequately protected. Also, a former official of PG&E said he feared the incident could have been a dress rehearsal for a much larger event. “This wasn’t an incident where Billy Bob and Joe decided, after a few brewskis to come in and shoot up a substation. This was an event that was well thought out, well planned and they targeted key components.” When asked, the FBI, which works for Obama-appointee, Attorney General Eric Holder, said, “It does not think a terrorist organization caused the attack.” Hello?

Somehow, the equally well-planned attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, comes to mind. Does anyone detect a pattern of playing politics with both domestic and international issues? You decide.

Nationally syndicated columnist, William Hamilton, was educated at the University of Oklahoma, the George Washington University, the U.S Naval War College, the University of Nebraska, and Harvard University.


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