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Op Ed # 612 To Nullify Communist Chinas Ability to Shut Down The US Electrical Grid

  • Op Ed # 612 To Nullify Communist Chinas Ability to Shut Down The US Electrical Grid

By Capt Joseph R. John, April 8, 2023

A new cold war has been underway since January 2022.  At its heart is the CCP’s 30 year plan to subjugate the citizens of the US Constitutional Republic, and a fundamental disagreement between the US and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over the structure of Asian security considerations.  Among the strategic concerns of the US Government, Congressional leaders, US Department of Defense, US Energy Department, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, US Utility Companies, and domestic manufacturers, there is a growing awareness of the acute vulnerability of the US Electrical Grid (hereafter referred as the Grid).  The threat to the Grid is posed by the new “Axis of Evil” consisting of Communist China, Russia, and the Iranian State Sponsor of Terrorism; there is no plan or action by the Biden administration to protect the Grid’s vital but vulnerable system.    

The newest Yaogan (Remote Sensing) Communist Chinese Spy Satellites are overflying the US at an altitude of 3l0 miles.  With clear weather, those Spy Satellites can film and target US military facilities.  On January 28, 2023, in a devastating breach of National Security, the Biden/Obama administration allowed a Communist Chinese High Altitude Spy Balloon (hereafter referred to as the Spy Balloon) to continue to take photos, collect highly sensitive military targeting data, and transmit the intelligence back to the CCP, in real time, during its relatively leisurely, unfettered transit over US strategic targets, at altitudes from 40,000 to 60,000 feet.   

The Spy Balloon stopped above certain military targets, making figure eights over specific targets, while refining and pinpointing information on strategic targets.  The goal of the CCP was to be able to pin point, with maximum accuracy, the coordinates to target each intercontinental missile silo, two stealth bomber bases, the Strategic Air Command Base, the Oakridge Nuclear Weapons Facility, and 18 US military bases including Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg. 

The incredible unimpeded track of the January 28th Spy Balloon, as it flew over the bulk of strategic US military offensive and defense assets, shrieks out to any informed party that it was a final targeting run to pinpoint targets for a future attack on the homeland – to render the US impotent by a high altitude low yield nuclear detonation above the United States to destroy the Grid with an EMP Attack, initiated by Communist China.  The feckless excuses by the Biden/Obama administration for not shooting the Communist Balloon down, but instead allowed it to fly above US Military strategic targets, gave members of the US Armed Forces and American Citizens little comfort.     

Military and Intelligence Analysts are convinced America’s prime enemy is Communist China.  That enemy is risk adverse by its nature.  It will continue to subvert slowly, from within, as it has done for the last 30 years, expecting to be successful in its subversion.  Their targets that have been subverted are major US Universities, the leftist Media Establishment, US youth via their schools and Tik Tok indoctrinations, the Biden/Obama administration, High Tech Corporations, Big Pharma, the Hollywood Establishment, the Socialist Democrat Party, the NBA, and US Corporations operating within China.  

Believing time on its side with its allies in fifth columns throughout the Washington Deep State, the CCP believes it will succeed in taking control of the United States by subversion.  It desires to avoid a nuclear exchange, if possible.  Not only do the leaders of Communist China fear damage to their homeland in a nuclear exchange, their ultimate desired outcome is for full preservation of the bulk of US infrastructure.  That would preserve huge resources from having to be rebuild in what Communist China considers will become the Chinese Colony of America. 

The US is currently being populated by a growing, malleable replacement population of thousands of Illegal Aliens from 161 countries, who have been pouring across the wide open southern and now northern border.  Recently, the US Border Patrol reported the illegal entry of Communist Chinese Illegal Aliens, in particular, have increased by 900%.  It is estimated that these Chinese Illegal Aliens include skilled workers trained to take control of the US infrastructure, spies to subvert government operations, enemy insurgents to disable first responder facilities, People's Liberation Army Agents whose assignments are to disable US defensive systems, and police-state functionaries.   

These recent Chinese Communist Illegal Alien arrivals are being drawn and trained from the 1.45 billion native Chinese in Communist China.  Part of the 30 year plan to subjugate the US, presented by the Communist Chinese Ministry of Defense to the CCP is available in a written report of his speech, and it includes eliminating most of the American Citizens, including the Useful Idiots in the Washington Deep State who are currently assisting Communist China at multiple levels to subvert the US Constitutional Republic. 

The most effective way for Communist China to achieve the outcome of depopulating the United States would be by killing 200 million Americans, as specifically outlined in the presentation to the CCP by the Communist Chinese Minister of Defense, with an attack on the naked, vulnerable Grid (a “Black Sky” event).  Modern America has grown to be almost totally dependent on its three-part fragile AC Electrical Grid: consisting of the Eastern Interconnect, Western Interconnect, and the Electrical Reliable Council of Texas (ERCOT) an independent Interconnect that manages the flow of electric power for more than 26 million Texas customers.  

Without the miracle of flowing electricity, fuel cannot be pumped, electrical communications will cease, as well as lights, water, heat, oxygen; in addition hospitals operations, and strategic defenses will not function.  Backup generators are good for only several days until fuel runs out, food in US cities will last about 3 days.  After a few days, once dedicated first responders will only be protecting their own families.  Looting for food will be conducted by roving armed gangs, while Americans will be struggling to try to feed their families.  The pumps that cool stored nuclear waste will run out of backup fuel in weeks if dedicated operators even remained at work.  Scores of meltdowns of nuclear reactors will erupt and will contaminate radiation across the nation. 

The 10 amazingly small groups of non-profit and Government related groups of Americans, who understand and agonize  over this “Black Sky” event, know there are basically three ways to turn off or take down the US Electrical Grid:  with Cyberattacks, Physical Attacks, and EMP Attacks. 

A Cyberattack is the easiest way to attack and disable the Grid.  It can be done with no fingerprints.  The best Offensive Cyber Engineers in our service can shut down any US facility, according to the elite practitioners of this art.  One of our best Cyber Engineers was a part of the Israeli team that stopped the Iranian nuclear program for a decade in the now famous Stuxnet attack (The Iranian operation was unusual; it involved the deaths of key Iranian nuclear scientists when the Siemens centrifuges were blown up.).  Recently Cyber Engineers turned off whole Russian cities in the Spring of 2021 to stop Putin’s first attempted invasion of Ukraine from getting off the ground.  Cyberattacks are usually designed to last for days or weeks and involve non-permanent damage that can be corrected; the US Solar Winds debacle two years ago, and later the US Colonial Pipeline, were successful in its attack and disabled. 

The Grid is plagued by hundreds of amateurs, who make significant Physical Attacks on sections of the Grid daily.  Physical attacks today by a serious enemy would likely employ Drones.  A fear of strategic planners is an attack by a swarm of offensive drones against a strategic target.  Defenses against drone attacks have been evolving rapidly in Ukraine, where each side is employing drone attacks.  Iranian drones are being used by Russia to attack Ukrainian military forces.  Drone ‘swarms’ are of a particular concern.  But for an enemy to use drone “swarms” against the Grid, he would need skilled agents on the ground, near any offensive action.  Protective measures are being developed by US strategic planners.

If Communist China decides to depopulate the US and destroy its US Electrical systems, it would initiate a high altitude, low yield, nuclear detonation from one of Communist China’s satellites overflying the US daily.  That would create an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) designed to destroy the US Electrical Grid.  There are three types of EMP Pulses that are created from a properly designed nuclear detonation.  The EMP Pulse One travels at the speed of light, and creates gamma rays interacting with air molecules; it can destroy electronic equipment that is not protected by metal shielding, shunts, or a Faraday Cage.  EMP Pulse Two travels slightly slower, behaves like lightening, and can burn up equipment that is not grounded.  EMP Pulse Three are the GMP type lower energy long wave pulses, possibly a mile or more in length; they are destructive because they can couple with 340,000 miles of overhead transmission wire, not damaging it, but interacting with it as if it were an antenna.  

EMP Pulse Three looks like a DC current as it travels with the existing AC high voltage lines into the approximately 2,212 behemoth 100-300 ton electrical transformers throughout the United States that service 95% of US power.  Those 2,212 transformers throughout the United States would rapidly overheat and the transformer coils would be destroyed by an Electro Magnetic Pulse.  Those 100-300 ton transformers are manufactured in very few US facilities, and it would take 6 months to a year to replace a transformer. 

Today a full EMP strategic pulse weapon against the Grid would probably use 1-5 small nuclear warheads, to fully cover all of North America.  They would be detonated at an altitude that would ensure overlapping killing fields, to knock out the entire Grid.  Communist China may also decide to detonate a number of small Neutron Weapon against selected high-population areas and against military personnel in military facilities such as at Fort Bragg, US Marine Base Camp Lejeune - to exterminate personnel, without harming the valuable US infrastructure. 

The harsh reality is that an implacable enemy, such as Communist China, will probably employ Cyberattacks, an EMP Weapon, and Neutron Weapons (against personnel) as a means to destroy the US Electrical Grid and ensure there is a 99% assurance of success.  If the Communist China’s 30-year Long Plan to subvert the US Constitutional Republic from within becomes seriously in doubt, perhaps because their control is threatened by a political reversal or if the fraudulent action to harvest ballots to manipulate the vote totals fails, or if the ongoing erosion of the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US Armed Forces is reversed, then taking down the US Electrical Grid with an EMP Weapon would be a default solution for the CCP to take control of the US.

There is a method to harden and protect the Grid that has been developed over the last 18 years.  High Tech Engineer-led companies have been fixed on the Grid’s vulnerability for over 18 years, and have collaborated with the Sandia Labs, the US Army, and the US Navy to come up with a solution of how to harden the US Electrical Grid, so it would be able to survive an EMP Attack by Communist China.  The High Tech Engineering-led companies hope to gain support for an initiative in a Public Private Partnership to harden and nullify Communist China’s ability to shut down the US Electrical Grid.    

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