Venezuela Gov’t Blame Latest Blackout on ‘Electromagnetic Attack’

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Venezuela blame EMP attack on blackouts

Blackouts across Venezuela were caused by “an electromagnetic attack,” Venezuelan Minister of Communications and Information Jorge Rodriguez said on Monday.

Over half of Venezuela’s 23 states lost power on Monday, according to reports on social media.

“The first results of the investigation showed that there was an electromagnetic attack targeted at power generation systems,” Rodriguez said.

Reuters reports: It was the first blackout to include the capital, Caracas, since March, when the government blamed the opposition and United States for a series of power outages that left millions of people without running water and telecommunications.

The blackouts exacerbated an economic crisis that has halved the size of the economy.

Power returned for about 10 minutes to parts of southeastern Bolivar state, site of the Guri hydroelectric dam – the source of most of Venezuela’s generation – but went out again, according to a Reuters witness. Electricity was still out throughout Caracas.

“It terrifies me to think we are facing a national blackout again,” said Maria Luisa Rivero, a 45-year-old business owner from the city of Valencia, in the central state of Carabobo.

“The first thing I did was run to freeze my food so that it does not go bad like it did like the last time in March. It costs a lot to buy food just to lose it,” she said.

The oil-rich country’s hyperinflationary economic crisis has led to widespread shortages in food and medicine, prompting over 4 million Venezuelans to leave the country.

Venezuela’s national power grid has fallen into disrepair after years of inadequate investment and maintenance, according to the opposition and power experts.

“These blackouts are catastrophic,” said 51-year-old janitor Bernardina Guerra, who lives in Caracas. “I live in the eastern part of the city and there the lights go out every day. Each day things are worse.” (Reporting by Tibisay Romero in Valencia, Deisy Buitrago in Caracas, and Maria Ramirez in Puerto Ordaz ; Writing by Angus Berwick and Sarah Kinosian; Editing by G Crosse and Peter Cooney)

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  1. Have you guys heard of HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). Basically they setup a system in Alaska (and elsewhere) that allows them to direct high amounts of energy towards the earths ionosphere and essentially control the weather. They also can use this system to cause earthquakes, typhoons, etc. When you look at the earthquake in Haiti, this was the HAARP system in action. After they destroy a place with their weather warfare, they send in their Illuminati buddies like Warren Buffet to help rebuild the country using donations from the good people who want to help, and they use low quality materials and pocket the rest of our relief money. Some of the homes they built in Haiti were uninhabitable because of the harmful materials they used in building them. Coincidentally, Bill Clinton was the UN representative to Haiti, and Hilary was the US secretary of state when the earthquake happened in Haiti. Nothing puts a smile on the elites face like war and destruction, as they always get assigned the jobs of “rebuilding” the country after and make loads of money. The more bombs the merrier. See the book “Angels Don’t Play This HAARP” by Nick Begich if you would like to know more.

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