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And now Italy…

Italy has just had a major blackout.

Let’s see now… USA, UK, Italy… I wonder if Spain has had one yet? Each blackout has a prosaic explanation, but taken all at once this rash of failures flags these blackouts unusual in a statistical sense if nought else.

19 comments to And now Italy…

  • Crosbie

    Don’t forget Denmark.

    Nothing rotten there, one hopes.

  • Malcolm

    I’m not sure it’s fair to describe the UK incident as a “major blackout”. OK, so we lost the tube for a short period. OK, so it’s unusual to lose so much power. But no ripple effects outwards to other regions, no cascade effects onto other systems, all in all, the power system was proven reasonably robust.

  • Dale Amon

    Crosbie: I completely forgot about Denmark.

    Malcolm: I think I stated it correctly. Italy had a major blackout; when I stated the collective list I just “each blackout”. I think it was correct to say London had “a blackout”. 🙂

  • Berdt

    Don’t forget the Netherlands

  • Southern Sweden and Denmark had a major one just last week…

  • Maggie

    I think you are right, Dale, its spooky! There is more to it all then meets the eye. No doubt the ‘powers that be’ which to keep us all in the dark.

  • As it happens, my parent were flying out from Heathrow to Catania (Sicily), via Rome, this morning, and they heard the news as they were getting ready to go to the airport. Flights don’t seem to be affected, at least. Fingers crossed!

  • bob in the hills

    tersting…testing…testing 123,123 in the event we have to have an actual emengency please tur….

  • Brian Micklethwait

    My bit of London SW1 had a power outage from about 2pm to about 4pm, last Thursday afternoon, I think it was. I rang Perry in Chelsea to see if he had one as well, but he didn’t.

    Luckily I’d just done a save of what I was writing.

  • Obviously this is the handiwork of the CIA together with Mossad acting under orders from the Arik Sharon who is merely a puppet for the Cheney-Bush-Rumsfeld-Haliburton-Neoconservative secret oil cabal.

  • Victor

    Don’t forget

  • i think its the commies in league with the masons, the jews, the jesuits, the illuminati, al-qaeda, and the boston red sox…its all THEIR fault!

  • Katherine

    But…but… but… I thought that these things only happen in the US due to the to the rotten state of our antediluvian power grid; EU countries have all those new, shiny, superior power stations, no?

  • Efficiency is the enemy of reliability, and modern power grids are VERY efficient.

  • Kodiak

    A little voice from above told me it’s Satan in person who punished the Axis of Good…

    Spaniards, 99% of whom were anti Bush’s war, must indeed be regretting their inability to topple Aznar in due time.

  • So the countries who supported the military removal of Saddam Hussein are experiencing power failures?

    Then I’m suprised nobody has mentioned this, yet.

    Don’t forget Iraq.

  • Jonathan L

    I suffered a blackout on my street last night. As a supporter of the invasion of Iraq, I feel certain that we have the final proof that Jacques & Gerhard are to blame for all this.

  • Dale Amon

    In the words of JFK, “Let me make myself perfectly clear”. I don’t really believe there is any evidence the events are tied together, nor do I believe they were sabotage.

    My point is only that if there is indeed a change in the statistical level of infrastructure failures, it might be wise to look for a “swarm” model of economic warfare against the West. It is perhaps the only truly effective tactic available to the enemy. How robust are our economies? How many holes can be punched in our systems before they crash? Are we vulnerable to this sort of dispersed, uncoordinated and secretive attack? I am pretty sure there are very top secret groups gaming this very scenario.

    It’s not a war-winning move, but attacking the economic/industrial capacity of the enemy certainly weakens the front lines.

    So take what I wrote as a what-if, not a This-was.

  • Kodiak


    HA HA HA HA HA !!!

    Next time the Portuguese will think twice before greeting the Texan calamity with his British poodle in the Azores…

    The Axis of Outage.

    HA HA HA HA HA !!!