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As Egypt goes offline US gets internet 'kill switch' bill ready

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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 05:06 PM
Their is no need for a "kill switch" to protect any infrastructure. The only purpose of a "kill switch" is to cut off public communication.

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The MSM reported that ATM machines in Egypt have run out of money.

On more than one occasion I have been to a gas station where they were unable to process any cards (satellite or telco lines not functional). So, only those with cash could buy fuel & food.

posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:58 PM
The Global Awakening vs. The Internet Kill Switch - Sunday Update


This is James Corbett of with your Sunday Update for this 30th day of January, 2011. And now for the real news.

Unrest continues throughout Egypt this weekend as reports that embattled Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has just appointed the head of the Egyptian intelligence service the country’s Vice President have done nothing to quell violent protests and clashes with security forces.

As with the case in Tunisia earlier this month, the US State Department and the White House are refusing to call for the ouster of their own foreign aid-receiving client, Mubarak, while at the same time attempting to take credit for the spreading of the “democratic spirit” to the cradle of civilization.

Although the vast majority of the public are aware that mainstream reporting on the subject is highly slanted and skewed, even the alternative media is debating the nature, direction and impetus of these recent protests.

Now, as some analysts are noting, both positions may in fact be correct.

Signs that the current protest movement may have been infiltrated if not initiated by global power-players emerged on Friday, when the Telegraph reported that newly leaked diplomatic cables indicate that the US had secretly sponsored and protected a leading protester who the US knew had been planning the overthrow of Mubarak’s government ahead of this year’s elections since at least 2008.

Now, Tony Cartalucci of the Land Destroyer blog notes that Mohammed ElBaradei, the ex-head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, is in fact a well-connected globalist who is closely tied to the monolithic financial oligarchy who has long been accused of manipulating the geopolitical chessboard.

ElBaradei is on the board of the International Crisis Group, a group whose Executive Commmittee includes not only billionaire George Soros, whose Open Society Institute has been found manipulating the coup in Georgia that brought Washington-sycophant Sakaashvili to power and the revolution in Ukraine that brought the NATO-friendly Yuschenko to power, but ex-NATO officials like Wesley Clark and Javier Solana. The group’s list of Senior Advisers include ex-NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson and Zbigniew Brzezinski, the author of the influential 1998 treatise, The Grand Chessboard, which detailed how America would have to manage key areas of the globe to protect American imperial interests.

Furthermore, in March of last year, Foreign Affairs, the official publication of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations, began touting ElBaradei as a potential replacement for Mubarak.

Although the rage felt by the Egyptian people is an undoubtedly genuine reaction to 30 years of dictatorial control, some are now wondering if that legitimate anger is being channeled into support for a new puppet regime that will be equally subservient to the international financiers and power-players currently in control of the country through their proxy, Hosni Mubarak. If ElBaradei or another globalist-friendly puppet government is ultimately installed in the region, then Brzezinski’s friends in the International Crisis Group may in fact have found a way to overcome the “problem” of the global political awakening that Brzezinski himself lamented last year.

Meanwhile, the long-term political implications of Mubarak’s move to shut down the Egyptian internet and mobile services to help quell the protests are only beginning to sink in amongst an American public who are only now beginning to realize that the power to shut down the internet is exactly what powerful globalist-connected Senators like Jay Rockefeller and Joe Lieberman have been calling for for decades.

As the fight to maintain a free and open internet begins to take on a new urgency, new alternatives are being developed to help facilitate information flows in a societal increasingly geared toward secrecy.

The newly-formed website promises to offer a new form of whistleblowing website for people interested in transparency and accountability.

Given that OpenLeaks has yet to make any alliance with the New York Times, Der Spiegel, or the London Guardian, and has not been given prominent coverage on the 24/7 cable news networks, it remains to be seen whether armchair internet protesters will throw their support behind this new organization with anything approaching the fervour with which they have supported Wikileaks.

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 12:38 AM
I understand that the internet is not a right ( which it should be now-a-days) but this kill switch is ridicules.

When it comes down to it, when they do flip the switch it will probably be only on things that civilians use not government networks. This is nothing more than a way to cut communication between civilians when too much info is released.

With this gem of a bill and the net neutrality garbage going around we will be expected to pay out the wazoo for internet service that can be cut at any time.

My questions now is would you still be able to use a fax modem if they shut down the net to create a p2p network ?

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 04:38 AM

Originally posted by Topsy_Cret
My questions now is would you still be able to use a fax modem if they shut down the net to create a p2p network ?

Last time I checked your fax modem just needs a phone line with a dial tone. The only thing you couldn't do (well) is download movies & such. I would expect that if somebody's going to shut down the internet they're probably going to shut off land lines, disrupt cell networks and perhaps even shut off your power so you can't charge your communication devices.

edit on 2-2-2011 by verylowfrequency because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 05:38 AM
(forget plastic junk from china at the dollar stores)
#3 Facebook and Twitters are your least of your worrles
#4 Lets hope you are stocked up with food and ammo
#5 This is how to break society to start martial law
#6 Fast Food and Restarants will close
#7 Hyperinflation and riots will break out just on schedule

(from one who knows....)

posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 04:55 PM

Originally posted by C-JEAN
Hi, net fans.

I HOPE that if the B@$T@RDS ever switch the "net switch" OFF,
I HOPE MILLIONS of people will go in the STREETS ! ! !

Blue skies.

I will. And I will not be unarmed. If the masses of people in Egypt had firearms, this would have been settled 20 years ago.

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 08:39 AM

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