Breaking: Al Qaida (Al-Qaeda) Claiming Responsibility for Northeastern US Blackout — I am, at the moment, inclined to believe them, judging from the utilities’ total lack of any real clue as to what really happened. And for Homeland Security to start shouting to the press that it “wasn’t terrorism” within 45 minutes might not have been the best idea, either. I wonder how long it will take the traditional media to pick this up — at this moment none of the newswires are running anything on it. I am also wondering how it will affect the markets tomorrow. I bet we see a spook.