Socialism Fails Again As It Creates Massive Power Outages In Venezuela
Socialism Fails Again As It Creates Massive Power Outages In Venezuela by: Daniel Jennings for Off the Grid News
Massive power outages have brought the entire nation of Venezuela to a standstill. In fact, almost everything in Venezuela stopped because of the massive power outages on Friday.
Significantly, government officials blame the power outages on anti-government saboteurs and technological attacks, The Guardianreports. However, knowledgeable observers blame the situation on mismanagement by Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolás Maduro.
Massive power outages affecting 18 of Venezuela’s 23 states began on Thursday. Notably, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez blames “an act of electric sabotage committed by Venezuela’s extreme-right opposition” on a hydroelectric plant for the blackouts.
Authorities Suspect That A Cyber-Attack Caused Massive Power Outages
In particular, the Telesur TV network blames “a technological and cyber-attack” on the Guri hydroelectric plant for the blackouts. Oddly enough, Rodríguez thinks the attack is part of an attempt to overthrow Maduro’s government.
Rodríguez even blames U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) for the technological attack, The Guardian reports. To elaborate, Rubio is a vocal critic of Maduro who wants the president gone.
Experts have also blamed cyber-attacks for massive power outages elsewhere in recent years. Particularly, cyber-attacks shut down parts of Ukraine’s electric grid in both December 2015 and December 2017. The Ukraine Security Agency still blames Russian hackers for those attacks, Radio Free Europe states.
Socialism Destroys The Electric Grid And Causes Massive Power Outages
On the other hand, Venezuela’s former oil minister, Rafael Ramírez, tweets that “Guri has collapsed because of a lack of maintenance, just like the thermoelectric plants and the transmission and distribution lines.”
Ramírez believes that Maduro’s socialist regime is incapable of maintaining the electric grid. For instance, the In Venezuela blog claims the country’s electrical grid has been collapsing for over 10 years.