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Syria Traffic Goes "Dark" As Country Disappears From Internet

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While there have been no new military attacks on Syria since Sunday morning, something more peculiar happened in the past few hours, when according to Akamai and various other Internet traffic trackers, Syria has literally gone "dark", or, as Umbrella Security Labs describes it, as if "Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet."

Some more from Umbrella's blog:

At around 18:45 UTC OpenDNS resolvers saw a significant drop in traffic from Syria. On closer inspection it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet.

 

The graph below shows DNS traffic from and to Syria. Although Twitter remains relatively silent, the drop in both inbound and outbound traffic from Syria is clearly visible. The small amount of outbound traffic depicted by the chart indicates our DNS servers trying to reach DNS servers in Syria.

 

syria_offline

 

Currently both TLD servers for Syria, ns1.tld.sy and ns2.tld.sy are unreachable.  The remaining two nameservers sy.cctld.authdns.ripe.net. and pch.anycast.tld.sy. are reachable since they are not within Syria.

 

The Umbrella Security Labs also reported on an Internet blackout in Syria November of 2012, where we shared details of the top 10 most failed domains during the outage. 

 

Update: 1:28 p.m. PDT

 

There have been numerous incidents where access to and from the Internet in Syria was shut down. Shutting down Internet access to and from Syria is achieved by withdrawing the BGP routes from Syrian prefixes. The graph below shows the sudden drop in visibility for Syrian network prefixes.

 

 

umbrella-syria-bgp

 

How it happened:

 

Routing on the Internet relies on the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP distributes routing information and makes sure all routers on the Internet know how to get to a certain IP address. When an IP range becomes unreachable it will be withdrawn from BGP, this informs routers that the IP range is no longer reachable.

 

For example, one of the name servers for the DNS zone .SY is ns1.tld.sy with IP address 82.137.200.85.

 

Normally our routers would expect a BGP route for 82.137.192.0/18

 

Currently that route has disappeared and we no longer have a way to reach the Nameservers for .SY that reside in Syria

And in parallel news, we are hearing unconfirmed reports that mobile connections have been cut off as well.

Did Assad simply forget to pay his country's DNS (and cell) bill, or is this a preamble to putting Syria in the "dark" in advance of possible future military escalations? We will provide updates as we see them.

h/t @911buff and @l0gg0l

 


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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment Rainman
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Just a transformer problem, back up and running in no time.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:11 | Link to Comment ghandi
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You forgot the "" and the author: Mossad.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment idea_hamster
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Thank goodness no one in the US government ever suggested an internet kill switch here!

Wait ... wut?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:22 | Link to Comment Aguadulce
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Al Gore invented Internet blackouts.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:34 | Link to Comment zuuma
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Warcraft is down! 

200,000 syrian teens will be out in the streets.

 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment whotookmyalias
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Those people who used to be in charge of erasing someone from Russian history have finally run out of unemployment benefits and got new jobs.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:40 | Link to Comment negative rates
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That's what happens when you can't pay the electric bill.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:42 | Link to Comment ACP
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It's all part of Obamacare. Government-sponsored internectomy.

Should have read it first.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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How will the Syrians ever connect with their Bitcoins?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment Widowmaker
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QUESTION OF THE DECADE!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment Frozen IcQb
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At least the population won't have to pay for internet sales tax

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment This just in
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Someone in Iran tripped on the cord...

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:24 | Link to Comment Precious
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The RIAA discovered a 13 year old in Damascus had illegally downloaded 6 Beatles songs.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:52 | Link to Comment WmMcK
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This thread alone is worth the price of admission -- thanks to all.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 00:19 | Link to Comment Spirit Of Truth
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Tomorrow is Jerusalem Day in Israel:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_day

Today the DJIA closed above 15000 for the first time in history:

http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2013/05/dow-15000-world-war-three.html

It all makes sense now?

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 01:14 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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It's also a new moon, which is the perfect part of the lunar phase to start a war when you like fighting at night.  Something's brewing.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 02:06 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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Obama doesn't want videos of US agent provocateurs showing up on youtube.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:53 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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I don't know how they can shut the internet down only in a specific area.  There are satellite modems that people use in remote locations.  Shouldn't they still work? maybe somebody that knows can explain.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Harbanger said:

I don't know how they can shut the internet down only in a specific area.

It's more of a specific range of IP addresses (and their associated services), as opposed to a geographic area, which has been rendered inaccessible. The article mentions the 82.137.192.0/18 network, which is the range of IPv4 addresses from 82.137.192.0 to 82.137.255.255.

If BGP routing information is no longer being distributed for that network, traffic between it and the rest of the internet will cease as BGP updates are propagated. The traffic ceases because internet routers no longer know how to reach that network.

The article states that both TLD (top level domain) name servers for Syria are unreachable. These TLD name servers are authoritative for any domain which ends with '.sy' (the country code for Syria). The remaining two name servers (sy.cctld.authdns.ripe.net and pch.anycast.tld.sy) are reachable because they are not on the 82.137.192.0/18 network, but they will only be usable until their cached DNS information expires.

This will affect all domains ending with '.sy', including those hosted outside of Syria on different networks, because without the DNS info, there is no way to translate the domain name to the corresponding IP address. The only way to reach such a site would be by knowing its IP address.

Finally, if BGP information is still being distributed within Syria on, and from, the 82.137.192.0/18 network, traffic internal to Syria would still be working properly.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:42 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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Thanks.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:29 | Link to Comment Sofa King Confused
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Don't worry Syrian people, your internet will be up again shortly.  Right after we b*mb the shit out of you, rape, pillage, steal your countries gold, kill about 25% of your population, poison the rest with DU, and knock out your power grid and supplies of potable water.

sarc\off........I think

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:34 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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In Syria right now there is a news article that says "entire world outside our country disappears from internet".  People are posting like mad that it's a prelude to their imminent invasion of the rest of the globe.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Everyone is making a big deal out of this. I am going long Syrian utilities in the am.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:59 | Link to Comment Joe A
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And that is even a moderate estimation. But hey, at least they'll have 'democracy'.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:35 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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And cell phone blackouts as well. It helps when your masseuse is trying to call 9-1-1.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:46 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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       “In this report, you learn that in March 2011, American diplomat Christopher Stevens was stationed in Benghazi as the American liaison to Libya’s “opposition” rebels — among whom were many al Qaeda-affiliated jihadists – who were fighting to topple the longstanding regime of President Muammar Qaddafi. In short, the Obama administration elected to support individuals and groups that were allied ideologically and tactically with al Qaeda.

Following Qaddafi’s fall from power in the summer of 2011, Ambassador Stevens was tasked with finding and securing the vast caches of powerful armaments which the Libyan dictator had amassed during his long reign. In turn, Stevens helped facilitate the transfer of these arms to the “opposition” rebels in Syria who were trying to topple yet another Arab dictator—Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As in Libya, the rebels in Syria were likewise known to include al Qaeda and other Shariah-supremacist groups. In addition to facilitating arms transfers, Stevens’ duties also included the recruitment of Islamic jihadists from Libya and elsewhere in North Africa who were willing to personally go into combat against the Assad regime in Syria. The U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi served as a headquarters from which all the aforementioned activities could be coordinated with officials and diplomats from such countries as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

As 2012 progressed, violent jihadist activity became increasingly commonplace in Benghazi. At or near the U.S. mission, for instance, there were many acts of terrorism featuring the use of guns, improvised explosive devices, hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades, and car-bombs, to say nothing of the explicit threats against Americans issued by known terrorists like al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. As a result of such developments, Ambassador Stevens and others at the U.S. mission repeatedly asked the Obama administration for increased security provisions during 2012, but these requests were invariably denied or ignored.

Then, on the night of September 11, 2012, the U.S. mission in Benghazi was attacked by a large group of heavily armed terrorists who, over the course of seven hours, murdered four Americans and laid waste to the U.S. mission.

Source Article: What Really Happened in Benghazi: Before, During, and After
January 24, 2013 By Discover The Networks – Copyright © 2013 · FRONTPAGEMAG.COM

http ://frontpagemag.com/2013/discover-the-networks/what-really-happened-in-benghazi-before-during-and-after/

 

 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:27 | Link to Comment Henry Hub
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The Iraq war has cost 4477 American lives. The war in Afghanistan has cost 1888 American lives. We are not even counting the wounded. Why is everyone getting so hysterical about four dead in Benghazi? 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment Big Corked Boots
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You're kidding, right?

in case you aren't, here is a test question:

Reagan is to Iran-Contra as Obama is to _______ .

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:36 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Ooo!  Ooo!  Me!  Me!

Is the answer.... choom?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment Dealer
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Dude, that was funny.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:14 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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@ Big Corked Boots,

"Reagan is to Iran-Contra as Obama is to _______ ."

1. Bengazi

2. Fast & Furious

3. Torture

4. Rendition

5. War Crimes (Drone Strikes)

6. Illegal Wars acts of aggression.

7. Treason

8. LIBOR

9. MF Global

10. NDAA

 **Bonus Points:

11. Arming funding and training the exact same AL-CIA-duh terrorists the Criminal Federal Government claim to be protecting us from.

12. Economic Terrorism - Bailing out the TBTFB.

**Double Bonus Points:

Leon Panetta said we didn’t have real time information as to what was happening, so we didn’t want to send troops that might get hurt. Generals have said that made no sense. Nothing Obama’s administration says makes any sense. It’s an obvious coverup. Hillary said who cares what happened. That’s nonsensical. We have a government that covers up and pretends no one cares. Benghazi is Watergate on steroids. Watergate was about a 3rd rate burglary, probably to find dirt on Democrats. Benghazi was letting 4 Americans be murdered, while our “commander-in-chief” went to sleep, rested well, not concerned about an attack on our embassy, except for how to blame it all on an obscure film maker, who is still in prison over this. Obama sounded so insulted when Romney suggested Obama was playing politics over Benghazi. Candy Crowley and our news media covered up that Obama would not call it terrorism or 10 days, until it became too obvious. Hillary runs in the polls as our next president. Obama will repay her in 2016, for her loyalty and lying over Benghazi. Hillary had Vincent Foster murdered. She would not think twice about letting 4 Americans be murdered. Obama personally decides who dies each week with drones. We have mass murderers in this administration. Janet is stockpiling weapons for use against Americans. Obama wants to use drones on Americans. The government has declared war on the American people, but keep covering up, and concealing the murders of 4 Americans in Benghazi. Carney’s comments translated might be “we kill people and Americans all the time, and lie about it, what’s the big deal?”

 

 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:15 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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All of the above

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 02:01 | Link to Comment whotookmyalias
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LOL, we can't send troops into a situation where the might get hurt.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:45 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Because sovereign US territory was attacked with impunity, and a US Ambassador was killed-- with NO consequences to the perpetrators.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:19 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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If the MSM ignores it for a few months, it didn't happen.  Or as Carney says - that's far in the past.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:31 | Link to Comment hoos bin pharteen
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Not just attacked, but besieged for 7 hours. It's one thing when there is simply no time to respond. Entirely another when they deliberately hang somebody out to dry while watching live via satellite.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 00:01 | Link to Comment Joe A
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That is right. Why aren't people getting hysterical about the hundreds of thousands of the local people who were killed?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island
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 Thanks Obama.  Thanks Hilary.  Thanks Kerry.  Thanks Jones.

 

  It's not enough that we are creating desolate fiscal wastelands for our future citizens under your leadership, but also your lack of foresight causes the deaths of Americans and repeated munitions sponsoring operations in unstable regions.

 

  FMITA  I'm gonna go get drunk and play tennis until my hands bleed.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 00:21 | Link to Comment dvfco
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Are you sure it will be tennis that makes them bleed?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:33 | Link to Comment beefman
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Get off this benghazi trip loser and go find those WMD's.

Still can't handle a Black President? Who told you to listen to the lies. Loser

All stressed. out and embarrasing yourselves over Benghazi

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:38 | Link to Comment john39
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obama is black?

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 01:58 | Link to Comment Ms. Erable
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Not content with keeping the largest colection of village idiots on the internet to themselves, HuffPo sends them out to troll the few sites with well-written articles and savvy, humorous commentary; enter queefman.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:41 | Link to Comment Telemakhos
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Wow.  It took a "large group of heavily armed terrorists" (125 to 150 of them, armed with RPGs and machine guns) seven hours to manage to kill just four Americans, and then at least one of them by smoke inhalation rather than direct fire?  Jesus, you'd think no one would have the balls to attack an American embassy (or CIA outpost) ever again after a disastrous failure like that.  When you outnumber your enemy by something like ten to one, and you manage to kill only four of them after seven hours of trying, your time would be more profitably spent doing practically anything else.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:42 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Benghazi was a warehouse full of weapons and ammo that was arming Syrian rebels/Al Qaeda/CIA *it's all the fucking same* to regime change Assad and plant another puppet like Iraq and Libya etc...

 

It was not a consult, mission, diplomatic whatever whatever, it was a fucking CIA OP that was compromised, Stevens was an arms trafficker it's that simple. 

It's like saying Eric Holder is not running guns to Mexico. It's getting old.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Oh yeah I forgot, can you say SETUP!!!!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:59 | Link to Comment dvfco
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I think that all you have written is 100% accurate and will be shown to be correct in the next few weeks, plus one hell of lot more ugly stuff.

My hope is an Obama impeachment and conviction - soon.

For 2013, I think we should do a pre-emptive strike and just bomb the shit out of Benghazi and about 50 other radical Islam locales.

Fuck drones, I'd like to take it back a decade or so to cruise missiles.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:45 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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This is what we would look like without internet.

THE INTERNET IS DOWN!!! (south park)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vw8nyW8W2E

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:01 | Link to Comment Lore
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That uploader missed his vocation. Sitcom producers pay studio audiences to laugh like morons.

Another reminder of why God invented duct tape.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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Lol!. You're right.  It was the only version I could find on youtube.  In looking for this, I was surprised to see how many languages south park is translated into.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:17 | Link to Comment ZerOhead
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Just a warm-up act for:

"Global Traffic Goes "Dark" as Everything Disappears From Internet"
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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"I'm not saying it was aliens... but it was aliens."

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/25103267.jpg

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:01 | Link to Comment sunaJ
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@Zero:

Long SDR and SWR

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:04 | Link to Comment cosmictrainwreck
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Giorgio T. ---- "ma maan..." ha

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island
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Great description of Syria by a true, honest visionary:

 

   http://memegenerator.net/instance/37619100

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 22:36 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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That guy looks like the Centauri Ambassador, Londo Molari (Babylon5).

So he should know from aliens! :>D

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:02 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Imagine a world where 3 billion people read books.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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If they can cut-off or control the only alternative source of info to the MSM then Book burnings would follow.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:16 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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So. you don't remember the 1980"s.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:53 | Link to Comment dvfco
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No, just like I cannot imagine the US not selling cigarettes.  Yes, they might be bad for us, but they'd be unable to pocket all the taxes.  (Then again they could start and entirely new branch of the DEA and enforce tabacco ban and pocket the new $50b dollar budget).  Internet tax will be a windfall. Some Israeli company will provide the software and data when they are not busy annexing more land and moving people into modern day concentration camps.  

Wait, the Israelis must have people that do each job, because they fuck the locals daily, and they fuck the American public daily.  Hmmm.  I never thought about it like that.

I share NY with them.  I'm just glad I don't share the Middle East with them.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:13 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Transitory, but then, so is life it's own self.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 01:57 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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Comms are taken dowm before a big military operation, but by who? I would imagine the rebels and gov use the net to organise in real time, so who pulled the plug. Has to Assad, does this signal a gov offensive.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Means invasion USA started.......

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:11 | Link to Comment TLT
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Yes, maybe wasn't Assad's fault.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:13 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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It is not is Assad's best interest to have an information blackout happen right now. Usually these type of blackouts are precursors to some sort of military invasion.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:18 | Link to Comment Aguadulce
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The unleashing of the Lew?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment THX 1178
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Accelleration?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Do you always look at the data encoded?  Yeah, the decoders work for the machines.  All I see is blonde.... brunette.... red head.....

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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New moon in a few days.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Launch the stealth drones, and drop leaflets from overhead telling the Syrian people that they have been pre-approved for a promotional low-interest balance transfer for three generations of productivity.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:21 | Link to Comment bank guy in Brussels
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Speaking of drone plane murders

The popular Pakistani political candidate Imran Khan, former cricket player

Who has been taking the lead in denouncing USA-Obama's drone plane attacks in Pakistan

Has just been injured with skull fractures, an 'accident' they say

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:27 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Yeah he accidentally fell down and hit the back of his head......several times.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment Kinskian
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Cricket accident?

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 02:04 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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A bat wielding drone

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:02 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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And if he was a member of the ruling family, which has an absurdly high mortality rate across a statistically significant sample - the odds would be reasonable that a member of his own family was responsible.  So how many of the guys on the lift with him or the edge of that stage were related to him?

Shakespearean TragiComedy has nothing its real life central Asian counterpart

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:57 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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AOL disk drop -- it's free and it's easy!!

 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment YHC-FTSE
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@parkavenueflasher

+10

Lucky for me I've learned to keep all beverages away from my computer before reading the comments at zh.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:14 | Link to Comment smacker
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Rotfl. I'm sure they'll be captivated...

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:20 | Link to Comment Dr. Venkman
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Benghazi hearings tomorrow. Wag the Dog? (Who am I kidding. . .it will just be more kabuki theatre)

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Hey McMolotov you into Astrology lol? May 9-10, duck!

 

 

*Crickets*

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:14 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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assad is being chased after robbing the 7-11 in damascus.....

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:10 | Link to Comment TahoeBilly2012
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Next thing they won't get Disney Channel...that's when you know bad things are near.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:11 | Link to Comment arnoldsimage
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they said to hell with the internet tax.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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They defaulted without even taking money from anyone's accounts? Un possible.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment Larry Darrell
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I just swipe my EMP??

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Power and phones are down too but mainly in Damascus.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment Sabibaby
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It's not a big deal, the TeeVee will tell us what is going on there's no need for live footage or anything. For all we know Damascus has turned to glass. Just listent to the news...

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:28 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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which obama dick sucking anchor should I watch

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:11 | Link to Comment CosmicDebris
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Not a good sign.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment howenlink
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They could have at least drunk-called a few friends before disappearing from the Internet.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:11 | Link to Comment blueRidgeBoy
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they need to pull the plug, wait 4 seconds, then plug back in

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:55 | Link to Comment mumcard
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Have you tried turning it off and on again?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2FB1P_Mn8

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:32 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Is your router connected to your cable modem?  Are there lights on the front of the cable modem?  Are any of them blinking?

Well, shit, I'm outta ideas.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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And just like that a whole nation is in the dark in a prelude to invasion. I'm sure we will understand the same feeling of dread the people of Syria are feeling now in the not too distant future.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:17 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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If Barry didn't have his Peace Prize, things could get ugly.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment YHC-FTSE
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+1 I've remarked this already, but the quality of posters these days are exceptional. 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:56 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Excuse me Dr. but DHS doesn't appriciate you're tone.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:07 | Link to Comment Ranger4564
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Exactly what I suspect. I'm wondering if the troops / bombs have already started falling... you know, the news blackout, no recordings please as we commit more atrocities... those reports just inconvenience us, and we hate the inconvenience. I think the nation should have stood up and fought back a the first instance of hampering reportage. But we the people don't stand for anything. Who gives a fuck.

By the way, the beloved son who always gets cited for part of a quote... Secrecy is repugnant... no one ever listens to the rest of it, where he says... except when I ask for your cooperation in maintaing secrecy.  Same as no one ever listens to the entirety of the other beloved son, who warns of the dangers of the military industrial complex, except when he himself defends the need and maintenance of the very same military industrial comples. Each video / lecture is 15 mins + long, not the 5 mins everyone sees. Listen to these with the same suspicion as you do the Clinton / Bush / Obama speeches... see the sleight of tongue / double speak / intimidation / stroking of the ego?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdMbmdFOvTs  JFK Secret Societies Complete

ironic since it sounds so much like he's talking about the US when he goes on that long list around 9:00.  at 15:00, he basically says we have to keep valuable information from the people, but we must alert them of the dangers... and taken far enough, it becomes fear mongering, propaganda and thought control. He talks about the merits of free press, but throughout asks the press to silence itself. And so we have people from the press attending the Bilderberg, CFR, etc. I'm amazed reporters haven't been kidnapped to discover the secrets of the world's leaders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWiIYW_fBfY  Eisenhower Military Industrial Complex Complete

at 7:00, he reveals that we need the military industrial complex we have, and it's just a necessary evil.  He exclaims we should not let the MIC take power, but he like everyone else, fails to alter any of the structures of the mechanics, which enable the MIC and lobbyists to gain unprecedented power.  He talks about the ownership of the academic institutions to serve the MIC and the thirst for weaponry / arsenals. What a deprivation.  If he meant what he said at 12:45, he would have allowed students to pursue wisdom, instead of military technologies. As Danny Glover would say in Shooter: Whatever, who gives a fuck.

There are probably no good guys running the world, they all have "obligations" to someone and we've been duped for far too fucking long. Time to stand up and count. Times up.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 02:26 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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On the rare occasions that I lose my connection, I look up at the sky to check for ICBMs.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:13 | Link to Comment blueRidgeBoy
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maybe they forgot to renew their domain registrations on GoDaddy

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:45 | Link to Comment WmMcK
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np, just call Danica.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:13 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Krugman just came.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:14 | Link to Comment DeliciousSteak
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Israel bombs Syria... Massive exercises (at least in terms of participation) begin in the Gulf... Foreign minister of Iran visits Jordan&Syria... Syria disappears from the interwebz...

This can only mean the apocalypse has begun!! I need to buy some tea in preparation for the news feeds.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment bank guy in Brussels
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According to latest on Veterans Today, Israeli artillery is already inside Syria and war is indeed underway

VT says they are offering Assad to stay in power if he agrees to become a Western-Saudi boot-licker like the King of Jordan

« Israeli armor is now inside Syria, not just the occupied zone, but has closed the distance to Damascus and has that city under artillery fire. »

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/07/war-has-begun/

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment galis
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bank guy

open a map . damascus is in artilary range from the israeli border

no need to get in the artilary...

that source , is a joke.

he suggest Israel control Jordan ...

that is really what Israel need , another slice of desert (with no oil)

and 80% muslim palestinian population.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:36 | Link to Comment Element
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And let's not forget Syria has a major military force between Damascus and Golan, armed with large numbers of these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9M133_Kornet

Can anyone seriously think the Israelis would dare to try to put SP artillery even 1 km into Syria?

Where the hell do they think Hezbollah got their Kornets from in 2006?

LOL

 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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I have a feeling Assad would last longer than Saddam and Kadifa, Vegas odds yo?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:21 | Link to Comment optimator
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Israel is defending it's Golan Heights!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment machineh
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Fuck you, Netanyahu!

Israel is our misfortune ...

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment Element
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BGinB

That whole article is rediculous, a joke. They are supposed to be knowledgeable former 'vets', but check this pap:

"The reason for a night attack is clear, shielding columns of Israeli mobile artillery from prying eyes.  Aircraft, subject to advanced air defense systems including the Russian built S 300 system Syria acquired in 1996.  Despite announcements to the contrary, the system was delivered and installed but put under control of Russian technicians.  Russian technicians, verified by Israel’s Ynet News, used the S 300 system to shoot down a Turkish F16 jet fighter on July 1, 2012."

Problems:

(1) It was a Turk F-4 Phantom, not a Turk F-16.

(2) It was shot down by trippleAAA, not by a SAM system (and one which they don't even possess, BTW).

(3) It was shot down on June 22 2012, not on July 1st 2012.

Typical krud from "Veterans Today", and yet another example of why that site's not worth spit for any sort of solid information. I could rip the article apart but why bother. Don't believe a word of it, Gordon Duff is a moron.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:14 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Cell phone traffic?  A non-event.  They simply do not want to pay the internet tax.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:14 | Link to Comment Ness.
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"I see BITCOINS..."

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:43 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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*

Da Jooos are stealing the Bitcoins...

(*Put your favorite "Da Jooos" poster name here)

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:15 | Link to Comment W T F II
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They're DONE...!! Mossad is GOOD...they don't mess around

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:27 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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No one questions that Mossad are very effective at their business which is, mainly, murder for Israel.  But I think that is a perverse use of "GOOD."

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:29 | Link to Comment W T F II
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"at what they do"...!! feel better now..??

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:31 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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I'll stick with "effective."

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment W T F II
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accepted and understood

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:32 | Link to Comment Kinskian
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The hotel room murder in Dubai was messy and amateurish, but 9-11 was a masterpiece.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:22 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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It was about as stealth as a Polonium poisoning -- maybe for the same reason: a message.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:27 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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The bastards murdered President Kennedy...and got away with it too:

A SMALL CIRCLE OF CONSPIRATORS

The close connections between a relatively small circle of people and those in their immediate spheres of influence is no coincidence. That all of them, in some fashion, were part of the circumstances surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy is also no coincidence. Critics of JFK assassination conspiracy theories contend that a conspiracy so immense would require a vast number of people involved. In fact, the mechanics of initiating the conspiracy described in Final Judgment involved perhaps no more than 20 people. Most of those ultimately involved in the conspiracy were probably not even aware of the activities of the others who were involved.

So then, let us name, for the record, those whom we believe had advance knowledge that John F. Kennedy was going to be killed on November 22, 1963. They are:

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion

Israeli Mossad assassinations chief Yitzhak Shamir

Permindex chief executive officer Louis M. Bloomfield

Mossad officer and Permindex banker Rabbi Tibor Rosenbaum

CIA Counterintelligence chief James J. Angleton

French intelligence officer Georges deLannurien

Crime Syndicate boss Meyer Lansky

The actual shooters in Dealey Plaza. Evidence strongly points toward French mercenary Michael Mertz as one of those gunmen. In any case, as we have seen, at least one assassin was contracted by the Mossad through disloyal elements in French intelligence, although it is probable that there were several assassination teams in place.

 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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www.syriatimes.sy
not accessible

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:44 | Link to Comment Radical Marijuana
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"server not found" ...

Busy signal while mass murders happening?

The awesome novelty of warfare in the Internet Age?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment Vegetius
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Looks like someone pulled the plug, might help in slow communications for the rebels unless the Saudi support team gave them radios as well as extremist teaching. Looks like the so called freedom fighters are not doing to well in Syria anyway and if the Government forces start to use the Russian clearing techniques it will get real ugly

Death solves all problems - no man, no problem

- Stalin

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:24 | Link to Comment RichardENixon
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You know, I bet that Stalin dude was a fun guy to have at your Pancake Social.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:45 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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"Can I make the pancakes?"

 

Jumps in tank.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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It seems the rebels are attacking full force Damascus... maybe Israel will be there to give them air cover.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:27 | Link to Comment monad
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darknet bitchez. Shortwave doesn't have much bandwidth but it has range

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:47 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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Radio Damascus shortwave frequency:

9.330 Khz / 31 meter band and 12.085 Khz / 25 meter band

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:07 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Do you mean Skynet?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Do you mean Skynet?

Skywave.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skywave

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:20 | Link to Comment The big unzip
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Someone call Al Gore, he invented it,he can fix it.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:24 | Link to Comment Ness.
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Bring on Spicoli - He can fix it.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUwSy-w8Apw

 

 

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:32 | Link to Comment machineh
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Internet technology has changed since Al Gore twisted together two wires in his laboratory ... and his monitor LIT UP with the DOS prompt!

C:\>

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:22 | Link to Comment monad
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In 9 months there will be a whole lot more Syrians

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment Sokhmate
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Half Syrians

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 22:07 | Link to Comment monad
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ROMANI ITE DOMUM

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:24 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Sporadic sound of mortar rounds heard landing in Damascus suburbs -- BBC
#Damascus: Mouadamiyeh: Fierce clashes btw FSA & regime forces as they try to storm the city w/heavy shelling fr 4th Division HQ #Syria
RT @GinnySacksMole: Part of #Damascus being bombed, stormed by tanks and military units from the 4th Division #Syria

Lulz. Just saw an interview on RT with a FSA commander saying that if Israel attacks again, they will stop fighting Assad and join with him to attack Israel... unintended consequences bitchez!

http://rt.com/usa/syria-corker-arm-rebels-963/
US to start arming Syrian rebels ‘shortly’

"I do think we’ll be arming the opposition shortly," he told CBS "We’re doing a lot more there on the ground than really is known, but we do have to change the equation."

That'll be fun if the US arms them with high tech weaponry then it's used to shoot down Israeli planes uh?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:27 | Link to Comment W T F II
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we never f-n' learn...them towel heads want us ALL dead...Long Live da JEWS...!! At least they got the stones to jack them camel lovers...Krav Maga Rules..!!

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Meh. It's all about creating chaos, hate and war to make money and gain more power.

The power brokers don't give a fuck if you're christian, jew, muslim or whatever. We're all slaves to them.

By siding with jews and hating on muslims, you're part of their game... focus your attention on the real enemies of humanity... the power brokers.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment forwardho
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In other words...

The Central Banks.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 01:47 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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The private owners of the CBs

(not citizen's band).

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment The big unzip
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They dont like being called towel heads, they prefer "Sheet Heads"

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:39 | Link to Comment W T F II
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won't the Klan have an issue with that moniker..?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:23 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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Don't worry, its the in-ernetz ain't it? And that means plureal 'don't it? So if de gud 'ol boys take one in-ernet down, den dere's anudder waitin'? Ain't it papa Buush? Squeal like a pig der, ~, yee-har

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:24 | Link to Comment W T F II
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go long Geiger counters

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:00 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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"EMP" was my second thought.

But it's easier than that. There is maybe one trunk with a VLAN going into Syria. You go to the co-lo in Turkey where the cable exits, tell the pimply kid playing his DS to jump on a console and change a particular default route to "127.0.0.1", and go get a cup of coffee and watch CNN until they come on live with news that Syria has gone dark.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:27 | Link to Comment Melin
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*

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment RichardENixon
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"This is Habib in customer support, have you tried rebooting?"

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