Written by: Kristan T. Harris | November,13
The United States, Canada and Mexico, along with hundreds of companies and organizations in all three countries, will take part in the GridEx 2013 Preparedness Drill.
North American Electric Reliability Corporation also know as (NERC) is behind these exercises. The local companies and organizations signed up to participate in the drill on the NERC website. This undoubtedly will be one of the largest preparedness drills in our country’s history. The GridEx 2013 Preparedness drills are being run according to the NERC website November 13th and 14th.
The Terror drill will simulate a knockout blow to the nation’s power grid, according to the Des Moine Register in Iowa and local citizens have become enraged. Now Des Moines has opted out of this drill.
The Houston Chronicle as well has reported plans to run this Drill. I wonder what benefits the local businesses who participate in these drills receive.
Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Company said they will both take part in a multi-national security exercise.
These dates also coincide with the joint humanitarian and disaster relief exercise with the U.S. Army and the Communist Peoples Republic of China Army conveniently. This drill will include actual boots on the ground disaster relief exercises and will undoubtedly bring out the crisis actors. USSA!
According to NERC website, “GridEx 2013 is a North American Wide Distributed Play Exercise” The first exercise was performed in November 2011.
According to a Board of Trustees document titled, Grid Security Exercise (GridEx) II Executive Tabletop, made public on August 15, 2013,
“The goal of the November 14, 2013, GridEx II Executive Tabletop discussion is to examine policy-level issues and decisions required to manage the impact of a severe emergency event.
The objectives of the Executive Tabletop are to: Demonstrate industry response to a simulated coordinated physical and cyber attack that damages the Bulk-Power System and causes widespread outages followed by partial restoration and rotating blackouts lasting weeks or months.
Participants will have the opportunity to review and exercise their security and crisis response plans.” Just a reminder on how ridiculous and a waste of money these drills are You’re Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a terrorist attack.
You are 1048 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack
You are 404 times more likely to die in a fall than from a terrorist attack
You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack
You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist
You are 8 times more likely to die from accidental electrocution than from a terrorist attack
You are 6 times more likely to die from hot weather than from a terrorist attack
But its see something, say something, unless it is the government doing something. The U.S. Department of State reports that only 17 U.S. citizens were killed worldwide as a result of terrorism in 2011.
So why all the camera’s, TSA, NSA, DHS and non-stop militarization on American soil? China really? I bet these businesses all have SMART meters that turn off remotely as well.