Cyberattack Caused Venezuela’s Power Outage


by Stephen Lendman, Stephen Lendman:

On Thursday at around 5:00PM during the rush hour for maximum effect, a cyberattack on Venezuela’s electrical grid plunged most of nation into darkness.

There’s virtually no doubt about who’s responsible, Trump regime hardliners going all-out to destroy 

Bolivarian social democracy, wanting the nation transformed into a US vassal state – part of its diabolical plot to recolonize Latin and Central America entirely.

Venezuelan authorities and the National Electric Power Corporation said the nation’s Guri dam hydroelectric power plant was cyberattacked, part of US “electric war against the state.”

Power is gradually being restored to affected areas. By Friday evening, things were normalized in Caracas’ central Altagracia district, southeastern Colinas De Santa Monica area, northern La Florida district and western Caricuao and Catia areas. 

Power remains to be restored in some affected areas, the cyberattack more severe than initially believed. Maduro justifiably blamed the Trump regime for what happened, saying:

“The electric energy war declared and directed by the US imperialists against our people will be destroyed. Nothing and nobody will win over the (Venezuelan) people…”

Venezuelan Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza sharply criticized Trump and other regime officials for “celebrating” the outage, saying:

“While the Venezuelan society has calmly accepted the circumstances that resulted from the sabotage in the country’s electric power industry, and the employees of Corpoelec (national electricity supplier) are…working (to restore power nationwide), those close to Donald Trump have been celebrating, enjoying the reckless distortion (of facts) despite what Venezuelans are going through.”

Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez accused the Trump regime for what happened, saying:

“They carried out a cyberattack on the automatic control system. Everything shows that it is a multiformat and violent attack against whole Venezuela.”

The Guri hydroelectric power plant provides around 70% of Venezuela’s electrical power. On Friday, Defense Minister Padrino Lopez said Venezuela’s military will protect the nation’s power grids, adding:

“Security authorities, emergency services, and the whole defense system have been deployed to protect the population across the country.”

Some Final Comments

Harvard economics professor/Kennedy School Center for International Development director/imperial tool, regime change supporter Ricardo Hausmann is advising usurper in waiting Guaido.

Reportedly, he drafted a plan to transform the country into a predatory capitalist paradise for investors.

His scheme involves replacing social democracy with profoundly unfair/free-market fascist rule – including by debt bondage to the IMF and World Bank, notorious loan shark lenders of last resort, financial terrorism by any standard.

Guaido named Hausmann his illegitimate representative at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) – the fate Maduro’s legitimate representative to the bank on its board uncertain.

In February 2017, the Trump regime falsely accused then-Venezuelan Vice President/current Industries and National Production minister Tareck El Aissami of involvement in narco-trafficking – a CIA specialty, not Aissami or other Bolivarian officials. Venezuela actively combats drugs trafficking, one of many reasons why the US wants its government toppled.

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