Syria shuts off internet access across the country

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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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reply to post by Radiobuzz
 


Thus the true end to the reign of the current Syrian Govt begins.




posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Thus the on going Psy-ops in Syria reers it's ugly head
They don't want us to know the TRUTH about whats going on over there.
This is as much a war against you and i as it is for the people and govt of Syria.
edit on 29-11-2012 by all2human because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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a few tweets/fb msgs:

@syriancommando
Terrorist's attempt to attack #Damascus civilian airport has failed. Note that #UAE canceled its flights today -- foreknowledge... #Syria

-"This is not happening from Syria's end guys, state media is also down"

-"Syrian state media is also down, the internet shut down is not from Syria's side."

-"When our spokesman for the foreign ministry can't even #ing make a tweet you think the government would do that? its not ISP blocks there's ZERO communication even at the top level sana doesn't work that's on a seperate network"

and Khimbar made a comment about the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; quotes from 2 posts from another thread:
Syria Update and Information thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...


Originally posted by curiouscanadian777
Here is the article I mentioned earlier about the Syrian Human Rights Council. A few excerpts:

West's Syrian Narrative Based on "Guy in British Apartment"
Opposition propagandist in England apartment is, and has been, the sole source cited by the Western press.
by Tony Cartalucci June 4, 2012

landdestroyer.blogspot.ca...


"The "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" has been cited by the Western media for over a year in nearly every report, regardless of which news agency, be it AFP, AP, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, BBC, or any of the largest Western newspapers. One would believe this to be a giant sprawling organization with hundreds of members working hard on the ground, documenting evidence in Syria with photographs and video, while coordinating with foreign press to transparently and objectively "observe" the "human rights" conditions in Syria, as well as demonstrate their methodologies. Surely that is the impression the Western media attempts to relay to its readers.

However, astoundingly, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is none of these things. Instead, it is merely a single man, sitting behind a computer in a British apartment, who alleges he receives "phone calls" with information always incriminating the Syrian government, and ever glorifying the "Free Syrian Army." In fact, Reuters even admitted this in their article, "Coventry - an unlikely home to prominent Syria activist," and even concedes that this man, "Rami Abdulrahman," is openly part of the Syrian opposition who seeks the end of the Syrian government. Abdulrahman admits that he had left Syria over 10 years ago, has lived in Britain ever since, and will not return until "al-Assad goes."

..."Clearly for real journalists, Abdulrahman is a useless, utterly compromised source of information who has every reason to twist reality to suit his admittedly politically-motivated agenda of overthrowing the Syrian government. However, for a propagandist, he is a goldmine. That is why despite the overt conflict of interests, the lack of credibility, the obvious disadvantage of being nearly 3,000 miles away from the alleged subject of his "observations," or the fact that a single man is ludicrously calling himself a "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" in the first place, the Western media still eagerly laps up his constant torrent of disinformation."

And when the Western press cites such a dubious, compromised character, it means that the actual evidence inevitably trickling out of Syria contradicts entirely the West's desired narrative, so profoundly in fact, that they must contrive the summation of their "evidence" from whole cloth with "tailors" like Abdelrahman. And while the general public should indeed be angry over being deceived on such a vast scale, they should be utterly outraged that the establishment thinks they are so stupid - they'd believe any evidence coming from an opposition activist, disingenuously masquerading as a reputable organization, telling us all what is happening in Syria via "phone-calls" received in his plush apartment in England."


and, from rt:

"Russia questions credibility of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" Feb 25, 2012
rt.com...



"The activities of the controversial London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have been denounced by Russia’s Foreign Ministry with spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich casting doubts on SOHR’s reliability.

"As far as we know, this organization employs only two people (its head and secretary-translator). It is headed by Rami Abdulrahman, who has no training either in journalism or law or even a complete secondary education," Lukashevich said.

The SOHR is one of the most widely-quoted sources of Syrian casualty figures and Lukashevich pointed out that many information agencies, primary Western ones, often refer to SOHR data in their reports on Syria.

In fact there are two sites each claiming to be an official observatory and providing different data. The original site is indeed controlled by Rami Abdulrahman, while the man behind the duplicate is Mousab Azzawi, who had worked as a translator for the original SOHR and launched his own SOHR site in December after he was fired.

Both sites report slightly different figures, none of which can be independently confirmed, leaving media outlets wondering how reliable their sources are. "


***Which/whom I should add, is still being referenced as an authority to this day.
edit on 29-11-2012 by curiouscanadian777 because: add comment



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by new_here

Originally posted by khimbar

Originally posted by new_here

You can be the Syrian Government still has communication up and running. And you can bet Anon can get to it.


The government has already said it wasn't them that took down the Internet.


They may be telling the truth. Who really knows. I reserve judgement either way. Thanks for the info.


No one really knows, doubt they ever will.

I trust neither side!



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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Well, Anon is all over it according to their OpSyria Twitter: #OpSyria

They are trying to get dial-up numbers out to the general public.
They deny any part in the blackout and are PO'd!



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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Some points to muse over.

1. People have become way too dependent on the internet.
2. People didn't have an alternate plan in place.

Point 1.
C'mon. Really? Are there no other options to communicate with? Back in the day, we had things like radio, and video cameras.

Point 2.
If we're going to stay dependent on the web, then shouldn't all like-minded rebels throughout the world take heed and prepare now by developing an underground internet?

My two $5.00 gold coins.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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This is a crime against humanity,don't stoop by looking for alternatives,the truth is our right !..
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by all2human
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This is a crime against humanity,don't stoop by looking for alternatives,the truth is our right !..
edit on 29-11-2012 by all2human because: (no reason given)


Cutting off the internet is a crime against humanity?

Are you serious?



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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when it's used to stifle the truth,absolutely yes



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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It is a human rights' violation, at least at the eyes of the UN.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by all2human
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when it's used to stifle the truth,absolutely yes


This is what happens when people become dependent on just one form of communication.

It can be controlled, manipulated.

It reminds me of shop clerks who panic when the register is broken.

They can't do the math any other way.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by Radiobuzz
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It is a human rights' violation, at least at the eyes of the UN.


the internet is a human right?



Since when?



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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I doubt that was their main focus. They prolly are using it to disrupt rebel communications. Also the clashes have been happening by Syrian airports, vital spots for Assad. He know if he loses them he is pretty much defeated.


BEIRUT—The Syrian government shut down the Internet across the country and cut cellphone services in select areas Thursday as rebels and government troops waged fierce battles near the capital’s airport, forcing international airlines to suspend flights, activists said.

The Internet blackout, confirmed by two U.S-based companies that monitor online connectivity, is unprecedented in Syria’s 20-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad. Regime forces have suffered a string of tactical defeats in recent weeks — losing air bases and other strategic facilities — and the blackout may be an attempt by the government to dull any further rebel offensives by hampering communications.


Source

-SAP-



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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reply to post by beezzer
 


Not 'the internet' but rather internet access and online freedom of expression.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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Cutting off the internet is a crime against humanity? Are you serious?


Beezer's right, it's not technically a crime against humanity.


For the purpose of this Statute, "crime against humanity" means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:[22]

(a) Murder;
(b) Extermination;
(c) Enslavement;
(d) Deportation or forcible transfer of population;
(e) Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law;
(f) Torture;
(g) Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;
(h) Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court;
(i) Enforced disappearance of persons;
(j) The crime of apartheid;
(k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health;
International Criminal Court-Crimes against humanity



The Syrian regime is guilty of a number of these of course, and cutting off the internet is a serious rights violation (free speech, press, right to petition and organize) in the US and most developed countries.
edit on 11/29/2012 by PatrickGarrow17 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Right, but you are talking about Syria and al-Assad. Those people are not used to freedoms, let alone freedom of expression.

-SAP-



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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"We are Anonymous, expect us... Sometime after Assad lets us back online."



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by Radiobuzz
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Not 'the internet' but rather internet access and online freedom of expression.


Freedom of expression is not dependent on the world-wide-web!

By Odin's great beard!!!

Does this mean we had no freedom before the net?



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 01:15 PM
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We had freedom of expression before Gutenberg too...but compromising the newspapers has always been considered a first amendment violation. Basically if there is a means of communication, the government can't prohibit it's use.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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Kurd's engaging Rebels coming out of Turkey:
img855.imageshack.us...
www.ekurd.net...
edit on 29-11-2012 by all2human because: (no reason given)





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