The media has been silent on the recent terror attack on the Las Vegas power grid, which left a major solar power plant with significant damage and the potential for a two-year repair process. According to 8 News Now, Mohammad Mesmarian, a 34-year-old man, rammed his car through the gate of the Mega Solar Array facility outside Las Vegas and set his car on fire, intending to destroy a massive transformer. The facility provides power to 13 properties on the Las Vegas Strip, all belonging to MGM Resorts.
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“Employees at the plant said they found a car smoldering in a generator pit,” 8 News Now reported. “Investigators believe Mesmarian siphoned gasoline from his car to put on wires at the transformer.” Security camera footage shows Mesmarian lighting his car on fire next to the transformer, causing “major damage” that could take years to repair.
Fortunately, the damaged unit was not online at the time of the incident, and on-site personnel immediately notified authorities and shut down the plant’s operations in accordance with industry-standard safety protocols. Mesmarian was arrested at a campground the following day and is being charged with committing an act of terrorism, first-degree arson, third-degree arson, destroying or injuring real or personal property of another, and escape by a felony prisoner.
So why has the national press ignored this terror attack on the power grid? It’s possible that the suspect does not fit the typical extremist profile often portrayed by progressive and state media. This raises questions about the media’s priorities and whether they are more interested in promoting a certain narrative than reporting on the facts.
This incident is just the latest in a string of attacks on the US power grid by extremists. In December, two men used guns to paralyze a substation in Washington state on Christmas Day, leaving thousands without electricity. This incident received national attention, but the attack on the Las Vegas power grid has been largely overlooked.
It’s critical that the media accurately reports on all threats to our power grid, regardless of the perpetrator’s identity or motive. Our national security and infrastructure are at risk, and it’s important for the public to be aware of these dangers and take steps to protect ourselves.