Power grid attack could be ‘million times worse than 9/11,’ Judge Jeanine warns

Judge Jeanine Pirro on Sunday delivered a grim warning about the vulnerabilities that face the American power grid, potentially open to natural disaster in the form of intense solar activity or enemy attack.

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Photo: Fox News Insider Jeanine Pirro

“Who of us could ever envision 9/11 happening?” Pirro said on “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “But the difference between 9/11 and what I’m about to tell you is that we know this can happen – the question is not will it happen but when will it happen. But Washington is doing little to prevent it.

“And the consequences would be a million times worse than 9/11.”

A successful attack on the national grid using electromagnetic pulses could paralyze the country’s military, law enforcements, medical and financial systems, Pirro said, while an intense solar storm could have the same effect.

“Even a blue ribbon congressional commission predicted a major catastrophe with mass American fatalities,” Pirro said.

And the country remains vulnerable because of questions about whose responsibility it really is to pay for protecting the country’s power, Pirro said.

“Private companies that control 85 percent of the grid think the Department of Defense should pay to improve the infrastructure and vice versa,” she said.

So why isn’t Congress acting?

Check out Pirro’s argument here and find out.

 

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Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.
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Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.

  • EliseR

    Yes, why isn’t congress acting?

    • Huffsucks FacebookDick

      They are acting!….. acting stupid.

  • Abunchofbullshit

    Upton, in bed with the power industry giants that all too often already have a monopoly on our use. Have learned an awful lot about this web of sin trying to fight Smart Meters for years now, vial little things that will only allow more control over you and our household, not to mention security concerns, health and whatever. Lobbyists are the downfall of the US, so be smart, protect yourself.

  • PhilipKGlass

    The 9/11 attacks killed about three thousand Americans, roughly 0.001 percent of the population. A million-times-worse attack would kill three billion Americans, roughly 1000% percent of the population, an impressive and dire feat indeed.

  • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

    Anything with a computer chip would quit working. Even if you had a really old car or truck with no computer chip you couldn’t access gas pumps. We would be thrown into panic and set back at least 150 years. It would be subsistence living. Only the “survivalists” may be prepared – but for how long? It would be like the Walking Dead without the zombies.

  • bleedinell

    The book “One second after” by William Forstchen describes realistically what will happen.

  • Michael Nunez

    Exercise your right to arm yourself with knowledge and go on the offensive against the superstitions of today’s liberals: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878