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Was an EMP Attack Just Tested on the United States?
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:58:55 PM »
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An unsettling series of events arguably bearing on national security transpired last week that the MSM hastened to paper over.  On April 30, the FAA, as a consequence of “computer glitches”, halted outgoing flights at LAX as well as other airports including PHX, SFO, SJC, SLC, LAS, and SAN.

An NBC  report May 2 remarked:

    A relic from the Cold War appears to have triggered a software glitch at a major air traffic control center in California Wednesday that led to delays and cancellations of hundreds of flights across the country, sources familiar with the incident told NBC News.

    On Wednesday at about 2 p.m., according to sources, a U-2 spy plane, the same type of aircraft that flew high-altitude spy missions over Russia 50 years ago, passed through the airspace monitored by the L.A. Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale, Calif. The L.A. Center handles landings and departures at the region’s major airports, including Los Angeles International (LAX), San Diego and Las Vegas.

On May 6, Mac Slavo, writing at SHTFplan (linked at Drudge), followed NBC’s reporting with:

    The Air Force officially denied that it was a U-2 spy plane, claiming they found the glitch but provided no reason for what caused it:

    It’s still not clear why the U-2 flew into the L.A. Center’s airspace, or why it didn’t give advance warning of the flight, as per usual. According to NBC News, the nearby Edwards Air Force Base and NASA’s Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center (located at Edwards) “have been known to host U-2s.”

    But an Edwards rep said no such planes are assigned to Edwards, and a NASA rep said that none of their U-2 planes were flying on Wednesday.

    The U.S. Air Force, on the other hand, confirmed that it had sent out a U-2 plane that day — but denied to that the spy plane caused the airport confusion. The Air Force Times has more:

    Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren confirmed that there was a U-2 operating in the area. The Air Force “filed all the proper flight plan paperwork … in accordance with all FAA regulations” and was conducting a routine training operation, Warren said. The FAA has issued a statement saying technicians have “resolved the specific issue that triggered the problem,” but the agency did not say what the problem was. FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown declined to comment about whether the U-2 was connected to the computer problems at the control center.


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Re: Was an EMP Attack Just Tested on the United States?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 01:03:42 PM »
I really doubt it was an EMP, the effects were too isolated. If it wasn't the U2 speed and flight confusing and overloading the air traffic system, I would have guessed it would be a hacking event.
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Re: Was an EMP Attack Just Tested on the United States?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 04:42:45 PM »
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On May 6, Mac Slavo, writing at SHTFplan
In other words, some idiot with a blog who can make stuff up as he wants.
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Re: Was an EMP Attack Just Tested on the United States?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 06:12:49 PM »
In other words, some idiot with a blog who can make stuff up as he wants.

Obviously that means you are part of the cover-up conspiracy.  :tongue2:
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Re: Was an EMP Attack Just Tested on the United States?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 06:24:22 PM »
In other words, some idiot with a blog who can make stuff up as he wants.

Precisely.  I think its a great idea that the Air Force is keeping their pieholes closed and not telling the world what caused that problem last week.  I suspect it was a software problem in the conflict resolution system for the whole Southwest US that went haywire when that U-2 scooted overhead at 60,000 feet where nothing really ought to be flying.

In any case this was no EMP and to say this guy is speculating is to remain polite about his babbling.....

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