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The U.S. electrical grid is increasingly vulnerable to a devastating drone attack, according to a chilling joint report released by the FBI, the National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Homeland Security.

The federal law enforcement bulletin Oct. 28 said a drone that crashed near a Pennsylvania power substation in July 2020 was designed to disrupt the electrical grid, ABC News reported.

No damage was done to the electricity supply or equipment, according to the joint memo.

However, if the attack had been successful, it could have cut off power to millions of Pennsylvania residents and even potentially affected the entire Eastern seaboard.

The drone, which had a thick copper wire attached to it, was “likely intended to create a short circuit to cause damage to transformers or distribution lines, based on the design and recovery location,” the DHS concluded in its bulletin.

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Shockingly, the FBI, DHS and the National Counterterrorism Center still do not know who was responsible for crashing the drone on the rooftop of a building next to a Pennsylvania power station.

The agencies warned that the illicit use of drones to compromise energy infrastructure is growing but said there’s very little the U.S. can do to prevent these attacks.

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Steve Ganyard, a retired Marine colonel and fighter pilot, told ABC News that is because “drones are very difficult to detect and even harder to defend against.”

Ganyard said power plants, dams and water purification plants are among the critical infrastructure under threat that the U.S. cannot adequately protect because there are simply too many vulnerable targets.

As it is, foreign adversaries don’t need to resort to drones to wreak havoc in this country. They can do so quickly and efficiently through cyberwarfare.

Since Joe Biden was installed as president, the United States has been the target of cyberattacks from both China and Russia.

RUSSIA SMELLS BIDEN’S WEAKNESS. IT’S OPEN SEASON ON AMERICA’S BUSINESSES.HTTPS://T.CO/XZTO4MF7IM

— HAROLD M (@HAROLD4VICKI) JUNE 3, 2021

Tellingly, Biden refused to confront either country about the escalating cyberwarfare on the United States.

BIDEN KOWTOWS TO CHINA, REFUSES TO ISSUE SANCTIONS DESPITE BLAMING IT FOR CYBERATTACKS VIA @WESTJOURNALISM HTTPS://T.CO/YQINLHHMZN

— CINDY HORSWELL (@CHORSWELL) JULY 22, 2021

In September, the U.S. Air Force’s first chief software officer resigned in protest, saying China will become the world’s foremost superpower soon because it’s already on track to overtake America when it comes to artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare.

Nicolas Chaillan, who was appointed in 2018 under former President Donald Trump, said it was pointless for him to continue working at the Defense Department because it’s a losing battle.

“We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years,” Chaillan told the Financial Times in October. “Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion.”

He said U.S. cyberdefenses are currently at “kindergarten level,” making America an easy target for hacking operations that could cripple national infrastructure and financial systems.

As a reminder, Biden has prioritized fighting climate change — which he has called the “greatest threat” to national security — over defending the homeland.

Thanks to Biden’s decimation of U.S. energy independence, heating bills this winter could be 54 percent higher than they were a year ago.

HOW MANY AMERICANS WILL FREEZE THIS WINTER BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO HEAT THEIR HOME? HTTPS://T.CO/PIXKJ2TZCR

— THE WESTERN JOURNAL (@WESTJOURNALISM) OCTOBER 14, 2021

This winter is expected to be one of the coldest and longest in years, which makes securing our power grids even more important.

Unfortunately, many Americans do not have any confidence that Biden is up to the task.

However, one thing the career politician wants to safeguard is forking over billions in taxpayer money to illegal aliens flooding our borders.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Axios reporter walks back claim that Fox News joined Trump’s social media platform

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In a since-deleted tweet, Axios reporter Dan Primack reported a would-be scoop on Tuesday about the biggest name in conservative media, Fox News, joining the new social media platform created by the biggest name in conservative politics, Donald Trump:

“Fox News today became one of the biggest brands to join Truth Social.

“So far, Truth has been promoting accounts like Fox and the NFL and NASA, but most of them are just bots that are scraping their Twitter feeds. Fox Sports continues to be a bot.”

On Thursday, Primack walked the scoop back, reporting in a story headlined “Fox News saya it didn’t authorize Truth Social account” that a Fox News spokesperson told Axios, “We are not on Truth Social.”

In the joint-bylined story, Primack explained that shares of the company taking Truth Social public, Trump SPAC Digital World Acquisition, rose “after an Axios reporter tweeted about the mere existence of the verified account.”

Primack explained that his Tuesday tweet “was prompted not only by the verification symbol on a Truth Social account bearing Fox News’ name and logo, but also by a message from Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes that read: ‘Great to have RSS feed for @FoxNews now LIVE here on TRUTH! This adds to @OAN and @NewsMax.'” 

The stock price of Trump SPAC Digital World Acquisition rose 7% on Tuesday the same day of the erroneous report that Fox News had joined Truth Social. On Thursday, its stock dropped 2.2% following news that Elon Musk had offered to buy Twitter.

Primack’s story explained that “real-looking accounts for numerous big media and sports brands — including Fox Sports, TMZ, NFL, NASA and NASCAR — have existed on Truth Social for months, and often are promoted to new users” but are not verified and have “a small ‘BOT’ disclaimer on their accounts.”

According to Primack, the disclaimer reads, “This account is an RSS feed aggregating bot, and is not managed by or affiliated with the referenced news outlet.”

However, there is not a “BOT” disclaimer on the Fox News account, he reported.

Trump Media and Technology Group told Just the News on Thursday: “Truth Social is committed to preventing impersonator accounts, so we verify official RSS feeds run by well-known content creators. There is no other honest way to interpret this basic service we provide for our users.”

Primack stood by his reporting in a statement to Just the News on Thursday. “The real issue is the verified account, which Truth displays differently than its ‘bot’ accounts (TMZ, Fox Sports, NFL, etc.),” he said. “That implies authorization, based on the language on the bot accounts. No such authorization was given.”

Multiple media outlets picked up the story, including The Hill, the U.K. Independent, Business Insider, and the Washington Examiner.

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TX Gov Greg Abbott Reaches Historical Agreement with Nuevo Leon, Mexico Gov Garcia to Enhance Border Security [VIDEO]

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Governor Greg Abbot (TX) is working with Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Governor Garcia to secure the border while Biden Admin does nothing.

With Title 42 being repealed and massive waves of illegal immigrants being expected to flood the border, Greg Abbott is taking more and more steps to do what the Biden Administration refuses to: Protect our border.

Governor Gregg Abbott:

“Biden must assert the national security authority that comes with being commander in chief of the United States. Until then, Texas will use its own strategies to secure the border and continue to negotiate with Mexico to seek solutions.”

Governor Abbott is negotiating with the Governor Garcia of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to tighten border security on both sides and to keep illegals out of our country. This comes a week after his decision to start busing illegal aliens to D.C.

These actions serve to protect our border while also raising awareness of the issue which Biden most consistently neglects–national security. Biden is pursuing an open border policy in rescinding Title 42, and this will disproportionately harm Texas, which shares the largest swathe of border with Mexico.

Abbott is doing what he can in negotiations with Mexico to limit the number of migrants who will be pouring over in May, however without a firm stance by the US Federal Government, and without the money, manpower, and other resources necessary to patrol and defend the border, it may not be enough.

Watch Governor Gregg Abbott’s Speech here:

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Elon Musk DESTROYS Saudi Prince Trying To Block Him From Hostile Takeover Of Twitter: “What Are The Kingdom’s Views On Journalistic Freedom Of Speech?’

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Earlier today, news broke that business titan Elon Musk offered to take over Twitter.  His offer was 38% higher than the company’s current valuation in the stock market.

Rumors have circulated over the past two weeks that Musk is planning a hostile takeover of Twitter after buying a 9.2% share in the company and rejecting a seat on its board.  Musk’s offer to buy Twitter out entirely only further confirms these rumors.

Today, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who at one point owned a 5.2% stake in Twitter, rejected Musk’s offer, saying it was insufficient.

Musk responded shortly after, indirectly criticizing Saudi Arabia’s repressive measures against free speech and  freedom of the press.

The Daily Mail Reports–

“Elon Musk has fired back at a Saudi Arabian shareholder of Twitter who tried to block his $41 billion hostile takeover plan, questioning whether royalty in the notoriously repressive state should exercise control over the social media platform.

In a tweet, Musk responded harshly to Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who claimed to be ‘one of the largest’ Twitter shareholders and said he would ‘reject’ Musk’s proposal to take the company private, calling the offer insufficient.

‘How much of Twitter does the Kingdom own, directly & indirectly? What are the Kingdom’s views on journalistic freedom of speech?’ Musk asked bin Talal.

Bin Talal’s true ownership stake in Twitter is unclear. Though the prince shared a screenshot boasting of his 5.2 percent stake in 2015, his investment firm later reduced its stake below 5 percent, and has not had to report any further transactions, regulatory filings show.

Bin Talal is a cousin to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, whom the CIA concluded ordered the grisly assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The Saudi government has long ranked near the worst in the world for press freedom.”

Members of Twitter’s board have already started plotting against Musk’s planned hostile takeover.  Twitter’s board reportedly met Thursday afternoon and hatched a plan to dilute Twitter’s stock by introducing a diluge of new shares, also called a ‘poison-pill’ provision.

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