The internet in Syria has been shut off nationwide, say two US based web-monitoring companies. During the 20 months of civil uprising, Syria has gone through partial internet disruption, but a 100 per cent blackout is unprecedented. The US government is contemplating significant intervention in the Syria conflict and has discussed employing Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems in Turkey and directly providing arms to opposition fighters. Anonymous have said they will shut down the Syrian governments websites around the world in response to Syria's internet blackout. For the second day all internet services, mobile phones and many fixed line phones are out of action. – RT
Dominant Social Theme: Anonymous springs to the defense of the Internet.
Free-Market Analysis: Syrian officials shut down much of the country's Internet and the hacking group Anonymous began shutting down the rest. According to RT, which reported on the story, "A tweet on Friday from the group read, 'Government of Syria cuts country's internet access – anonymous goes on warpath.' "
RT reported that Anonymous called their campaign "Opsyria" and that the shadowy group of Internet defenders "started removing all the Syrian government's internet properties that remained online on Friday … they also targeted domains ran by pro-government sympathizers."
Here's some more from the report:
Some of the Syrian organizations and companies that have been hacked by Anonymous include Syrian Railways, the Syrian parliament, Syrian TV and the Syrian Embassy in China.
The hackers also managed to download 1GB of confidential memos and emails from the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs including details about plane loads of cash from Russia and arms from Ukraine, which they have uploaded for public viewing.
Hacking by pro Syrian regime forces – who had previously targeted Al Jazeera and Reuters – has dried up in the last few days presumably because of the Syrian internet blackout, Security Week, an online internet security journal, reports. Although, it is not possible to verify many of these claims because of the internet blackout …
Google and Twitter have posted dial up numbers, so users in Syria can connect to the Web, as long as fixed phone lines remain open. As the communications lockdown continues it gives anyone with a voice connection the ability to Tweet, according to the tech website Next Web.
We´re not surprised that Anonymous has ended up attacking Syrian official sites. We have no great sympathy for the Syrian government but it seems evident and obvious that Syria is the latest target in a string launched by Western Intel against secular Middle Eastern governments.
The Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and now Syria all had secular governments and all are in the throes of Islamic political takeovers now … much of it generated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The initial rebellions were credited to youth movements, particularly AYM. These youth movements were in part cultivated by the US State Department and CIA. The idea is apparently to create an Islamic "crescent arc" throughout the Middle East that will justify further repression throughout the West. The ultimate aim is to create, it would seem, more aggressive global governance, using the tensions between regions and religions as a justification.
The power elite behind these machinations uses dominant and subdominant social themes to frighten the middle classes into giving up wealth and power. The war on terror and the dangers of Muslim fundamentalism are just two memes that apparently have been developed for these purposes.
The use of Anonymous in support of global governance, if it is taking place, is yet another dominant social theme of sorts. Actually because it is specific it is a sub dominant social theme. The larger meme is that the Internet itself is supporting electronic freedom movements.
Of course, we believe this to be true. The Internet Reformation is opening the eyes of millions to what we call the "directed history" of the elites. But the elites themselves can capitalize on these larger sociopolitical evolutions by creating false flags that espouse the very elite manipulations that the Internet has begun to undermine.
You can see two of our articles on this subject here:
Assange And Anonymous As Elite Helpers?
The Puzzling Case of Stratfor and Anonymous
One of the leaders of Anonymous was arrested not long ago in the US and is said to be cooperating with the FBI. But we would tend to believe this is merely a small example of a much larger trend. The Intel agencies that apparently create these false flags actually don't want to provide examples of close cooperation between the "controlled" alternative media and its facilities and, on the other side, government
These facilities are only valuable to their controllers if the mass of people believe them to be uninfluenced by the larger struggle for control of the Internet.
We would tend to believe that both Anonymous and Assange are examples of the controlled opposition. Anonymous's current operation to support Western depredations against Syria is perhaps further confirmation of that fact.