US to shut down internet after next false-flag terror attack

Officials Warn al Qaeda 'Certain' to Try Attack Soon - WSJ

Al Qaeda remains a significant threat to the US and the group's recent evolution in tactics includes dispatching individuals who can enter the US without arousing suspicion, such as the man accused of attempting the Christmas Day attack. Such tactics have created "a new degree of difficulty" for US spies seeking to thwart the next attack.

In addition to terrorism, cyberattacks are the other key threat Mr. Blair emphasized, saying that "American efforts are not strong enough" to combat cyber threats. The recent cyberattacks on Google were a "wake-up call" that the attackers are outstripping US defenses.

Blair said it isn't certain that US computer networks would remain available in a time of crisis.

Senators Warned of Terrorist Attack on U.S. by July - NYT

Mr. Blair began his annual threat testimony before Congress by saying that the threat of a crippling attack on telecommunications and other computer networks was growing as an increasingly sophisticated group of enemies had ?severely threatened? the sometimes fragile systems undergirding the country?s information infrastructure.

His emphasis on the threat points up the growing concerns among American intelligence officials about the potentially devastating results of a coordinated attack on the nation?s technology apparatus, sometimes called a ?cyber Pearl Harbor.?

He said that the surge in cyberattacks, including the recent penetration of Google?s servers from inside China, was a ?wake-up call? for those who dismissed the threat of computer warfare.

?Sensitive information is stolen daily from both government and private sector networks, undermining confidence in our information systems, and in the very information these systems were intended to convey,? Mr. Blair said.

Intelligence officials say al-Qaeda will try to attack U.S. in next 6 months - WaPo

The Obama administration's top intelligence officials on Tuesday described it as "certain" that al-Qaeda or its allies will try to attack the United States in the next six months, and they called for new flexibility in how US officials detain and question terrorist suspects.

The officials, testifying before the Senate intelligence committee, also warned of increased risk of cyberattacks in the coming months, saying that the recent China-based hacking of Google's computers was both a "wake-up call" and a forerunner to future strikes aimed at private businesses or intended to cause economic disruption.

Intelligence chiefs say another terror attempt in U.S. is 'certain' - CNN

Al Qaeda is adapting methods to make their plots more difficult to detect, shifting from large attacks with multiple players to using individuals without any background in terrorism, Panetta said. ...

Blair, however, said the handling of terror suspects requires flexibility ...

Mueller noted that incentive agreements with suspects have many times resulted in gaining "actionable intelligence" that otherwise might never have come forward.

What we see happening here is the construction of an official narrative designed to pave the way for the next false-flag terror attack in the US and provide a justification for shutting down the internet in the aftermath to prevent public discussion, the dissemination of open-source intelligence and citizen investigations.

We must scrutinize the evidence and challenge the veracity of this narrative in order to expose the covert machinations at work here, if civil society is to prepare, guard and defend against the next wave of state-sponsored false-flag terrorism.

Great catches, thanks for

Great catches, thanks for sharing. This is very serious.

We Know Their Next Move Every Time But Can't Find Them

Apart from decade old video of men on monkey bars and the occasional mentally challenged incompetent implicated in a failed attack, Al Qaeda seem to be little more than a made-for-TV allegation.

Shut Down?

Granted, there's a lot of "booga booga" propaganda being put out right now by the controlled MSM media. But one thing we should keep in mind is that the internet has become vital to commerce in a way that would make it unlikely to be "turned off," because that would cost business big money in lost revenues. The towers fell straight down into their own footprints instead of keeling over and crushing Wall Street...

Keep your eyes on the back door

The most likely route will be to justify the new rules being currently drawn up on net neutrality on the grounds of extremism, and copyright.

The deadline for the public to comment or object to new rules on NN expired a few weeks ago, I am sure everyone is well aware of that , after all it was soooo widely reported....

I predict that the upshot will be that ISPs (Mainly the same corporations who run the MSM ) will be given the right to prioritize or censor sites from their services. This is likely to be in the form of a 'premium service' offering access to commercial, neutral , and officially sanctioned news outlets, and an alternate "Full access" service which will cost a great deal more thereby reducing the availability of alternate information to the vast majority of internet users.

good point

the internet has indeed become vital to commerce and the economic consequences of shutting down the web would be disastrous, but if disastrous consequences are the objective... look how disastrous were the consequences of 9/11!

I don't know much about the technical feasibility of shutting down the web, but the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, .states ...

“The president … may declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network.”

Jena Longo, deputy communications director for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has said: "To be very clear, the Rockefeller-Snowe bill will not empower a 'government shutdown or takeover of the internet' and any suggestion otherwise is misleading and false."

Thanks to the AT&T whisleblower

we know that the telcos are totally corrupt and have given the NSA complete access to everything that passes through their switches and routers.

Thus, it is really not hard to believe that, if asked, they will simply allow their routers to be "updated" and any designated url's will disappear and users will simply get a "server not found" message. This is after all, exactly what Cisco and other router manufacturers assist the Chinese in doing. It only takes a few minutes to upload new router tables and the vast majority of internet traffic still passes through a few key nodes in downtown San Jose, CA. I've been in a few of these co-location sites, they're really quite something to walk around in, floors with endless racks of servers in locked cages and miles of fiber optic cable connecting everything.

Thus, there is no need to "shut down the internet" as they can selectively make anything on the internet simply disappear whenever they want for as long as they want.

Without net neutrality the telcos would be doing a version of this right now, giving preferential access/bandwidth to themselves and anyone who pays enough and slowing anything they want down to a trickle (or shutting it down completely).

The short term solution is for us to archive everything locally and, should we need to, share information via cd, dvd and memory sticks.

The long term solution is for the telecommunications infrastructure to be designated a public utility (like water, electricity, natural gas, etc.) and for local communities to own and manage these utilities. Some things are just better left in public and not private hands.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

preparing us mentally for what?

I, too, noiticed a "ramping up" of terror/AlQeada propoganda in recent days. A couple of other items for consideration:

1. The bad - The Nat Geo 9/11 special ran again last night.
2. The good (I think) - NCIS aired a new epsisode last night that had a plot involving false flag terrorism(though they did not call it that) for profit.
3. Republicans are in attack mode regarding the location of the 9/11 trials - I believe this is not only to try to discredit Obama (who doesn't really need the Republicans' help to be discredited) but also an attempt to a> avoid civilian (therefore public) scrutiny, and b> to change the discussion from the trial itself to the location of the trial.
4. Why all of the sudden has Don't Ask Don't Tell become such an important topic? Seems like perfect timing to a> re-invigorate a known wedge issue or b> distract us from more pressing issues (like what the heck are we doing in the middle east in the first place?).

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right." Thomas Paine

If only

If only they knew enough to stop it!!! What are we going to do?... the FEAR is crippling!
Together in Truth!