Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Doesn't anybody else think it's weird that there's so many massive power outages these days?

I 'm not particularly conspiracy-minded. When the first reports of the Canada/U.S. blackout stated that it was not the result of a terrorist attack, the thought hadn't even crossed my mind. But as days passed and no definitive answers were forthcoming, terrorism seemed to me a real possibility.

August 14 – Central eastern Canada and United States; 50 million people
August 28 – London and southeast England, London Underground crippled; 500 000 people
September 23 – eastern Denmark, southern Sweden; 5 million people
September 28 – Italy; 57 million people

Test run. What if they all went out at the same time? setting the stage for one big act of terrorism...

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