Deep State Attack on Venezuelan Power Grid Severe than Reported

The Deep State’s desperate attack on Venezuela’s power grid was far more extensive than previously thought. This is a textbook regime change strategy to plunge Venezuela into darkness and chaos, on top of the multiple economic and political sanctions that the country has been subjected to for years, to push the people to topple their own legitimately elected authorities in favor of a puppet government.

Some key US politicians already knew about the attacks as they happened.

Shame on those who are taking no action while there government is rampaging once again for plunder and corporate profit, in broad daylight.

Trump Regime Electricity War in Venezuela More Serious than First Believed

By Stephen Lendman

On Thursday, Venezuela’s Guri dam hydroelectric power plant was cyberattacked at 5:00 PM during the late afternoon rush hour to cause maximum disruption.

Up to 80% of the country was affected, damage done more severe than initially thought. Weeks or months of planning likely preceded what happened – US behind it? Considerable expertise needed to pull it off.

On Friday, another cyberattack occurred, followed by a third one on Saturday, affecting parts of the country where power was restored, further complicating resolution of the problem, Maduro saying:

After power was restored to about 70% of the country, “we received another attack, of a cybernetic nature, at midday…that disturbed the reconnection process and knocked out everything that had been achieved until noon,” adding:

“(O)ne of the sources of generation that was working perfectly” was sabotaged again… infiltrators… attacking the electric company from the inside.”

Power is being restored “manually,” efforts continuing to learn precisely why computerized systems failed – things further complicated after a Bolivar state substation transformer exploded and burned, suggesting more sabotage.

What’s happening in Venezuela is similar to infecting Iran’s Bushehr and Natanz nuclear power facilities with a Stuxnet malware computer virus in 2010, a likely joint US/Israeli intelligence operation. Edward Snowden blamed them for what happened.

At the time, operations were halted indefinitely. Iran called the incident a hostile act. General Gholam-Reza Jalali said if the affected facilities went online infected, Iran’s entire electrical power grid could have been shut down.

It took months to fully resolve the problem. Following the summer 2010 attack, the malware continued to infect the facilities’ centrifuges, requiring their replacement.

An Institute for Science and International Security analysis said

“(a)ssuming Iran exercises caution, Stuxnet is unlikely to destroy more centrifuges at the (affected plants).”

“Iran likely cleaned the malware from its control systems. To prevent re-infection, Iran will have to exercise special caution since so many computers in Iran contain Stuxnet,” adding:

“Although Stuxnet appears to be designed to destroy centrifuges at (Iranian nuclear facilities), destruction was by no means total.”

“Stuxnet did not lower the production of low-enriched uranium (LEU) during 2010. LEU quantities could have certainly been greater, and Stuxnet could be an important part of the reason why they did not increase significantly.”

“(T)here remain important questions about why Stuxnet destroyed only 1,000 centrifuges. One observation is that it may be harder to destroy centrifuges by use of cyber attacks than often believed.”

Head of Bushehr’s nuclear power plant said only personal computers of staff were infected by the Stuxnet virus. Then-Iranian Telecommunications Minister Reza Taghipour said government systems experienced no serious damage.

Iran’s Information Technology Council director Mahmud Liaii said

“(a)n electronic war has been launched against Iran… This computer worm is designed to transfer data about production lines from our industrial plants to locations outside Iran.”

Deputy head of Iran’s government Information Technology Company Hamid Alipour said

“(t)he attack is still ongoing and new versions of this virus are spreading,” adding:

“We had anticipated that we could root out the virus within one to two months, but the virus is not stable, and since we started the cleanup process three new versions of it have been spreading.”

If malware similar to Stuxnet was used against Venezuela’s power grid, the problem could linger for months, parts of the country continued to be affected by outages for some time.

Maduro’s government will need to marshal considerable technical expertise to fully resolve things – the type cybersecurity/anti-virus/security software skills Russia-based multinational firm Kaspersky Lab can provide.

It can also identify the attack’s source and lay blame where it belongs – the US most likely responsible. It clearly has motive, opportunity and expertise – waging war on Venezuela by other means to topple its government and gain another imperial trophy.

If the malware infection is widespread, continued outages may happen until the problem is fully resolved.

Resolution may take months, disruption in the country persisting, clearly the motive behind the attack.

Award-winning author Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

The Venezuelan government has now issued an ultimatum for all Deep State operatives posing as US diplomats, who might have actually injected the virus into the power grid, to leave the country within 72 hours.

US diplomats are undermining Venezuelan peace and stability, the nation’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said, setting a deadline for them to vacate the embassy in Caracas. Washington vowed to hurry the evacuation of its mission.

American diplomats must “abandon Venezuelan territory in the next 72 hours,” with the countdown starting at the “zero hour” on Tuesday, Arreaza wrote on Twitter.

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3 thoughts on “Deep State Attack on Venezuelan Power Grid Severe than Reported”

  1. Talk about HYPO-CRAZY!!! Imagine the so-called CHRISTIAN Nation calling itself the USA (Corporate USA)…Just Lived by its OWN Bible standard, witch of course claims a man called JESUS Christ as it’s example to live by…Would an INVASION of ANY Nation qualify as a “Christian” Act?!?
    WOULD JESUS CHRIST USE “WARFARE” FOR ANYTHING?!?
    Recall WHAT Jesus said about the SWORD???
    THOSE WHO LIVE BY THE SWORD…WILL “PERISH BY THE SWORD”!!!
    DOES THIS QUALIFY THE USA AS A SO-CALLED “CHRISTIAN” NATION???

    1. I am an American. 99% have been fooled by the mainsteam media here for many years. Most are distracted by sports and other entertainment, besides being worked more than almost any other country’s people. Our news channels are all controlled by Rothschilds through their Jewish Zionists puppets. Almost all of our government has been infiltrated by them. You are correct. America is like the Roman Empire with very similar problems. Satan is hard at work here.

      Who live by the sword will die by the sword and only my faith and the grace in Jesus Christ will save me.

  2. @Steve…Are You Aware the that ALL JEWS are of the BLACK Race???
    You see ALL Religion worldwide has its Birth from Ancient Kemet (Research Kemet)
    Do You understand that a man called JESUS, Never actually existed and that “IF” he did, his name in the Original Hebrew would have been Yahoshua…The Jewish alphabet never had the letter J in it.
    There are Loads information PROVING the man Never existed as “Physical Person” and was a construct of the Roman Empire, via the Vatican…witch derived its character from the ancient Astrological callander created by VERY ancient KEMET empire. Check out DVD; “Caesar’s Messiah” for the best SHORT version of proof.
    Research the Origins of Jesus for MUCH more.
    I merely Quoted those what is OBVIOUS wisdom coming from ANYONE, with half a brain.
    Actually, there was yet another Obvious TRUTH about What was meant by his quote about “The Kingdom of God…as being WITH-IN…WITCH means YOU (Might be) of “Divine Origin” therefore PART of God.
    The Ancient African civilizations actually UNDERSTOOD..WHAT God IS…The Roman Empire BADLY Changed the ENTIRE “STORY” of what actually accord in the PAST regarding the REAL JEWS…Understand?
    IF not, do your own research to SEE for yourself
    What this whole mess about world conquest as Really about “White Supremacy”…LOADS ABOUT THIS ON LINE TOO.
    Check out material presented by Dr. Frances Welsing about “White Supremacy”.

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