Well by now most of you are probably familiar with the story of "anonymous" in one form or fashion, the international "disorganization" of ...well...pissed off hacker-type people that have been hacking into the secrets of large corporations, especially with those connected, or perceived to be connected, to the "military industrial complex" of the West. Consider the following articles:

\'Anonymous\' PlayStation Hackers Arrested

Anonymous hackers attack US security firm HBGary

Anonymous hackers hit Indian government IT organisation

\'Anonymous\' Warns NATO: \'This Is No Longer Your World\' Read more:

On and on we could go but you get the idea. "Anonymous" is a kind of cyber-vigilante group that, at least at first glance, appears to be exactly what the various news outlets claim it is, an organization (if one may call it that), of pissed off people fed up with the corruption in their governments and corporations that are willing to make other people live by laws they break all the time. Thus far, Anonymous hasn't attacked private persons, other than those it deems a part of that corrupt elite. And certainly cyber attacks against such paragons of "virtue" and "human compassion and concern" like Monsanto or the IMF won't sit too uneasily with anyone who knows anything about those corporations.

However, I have serious reservations about accepting the claims being made about, or even by, this group at face value, especially given the wider context of what's going on in the world. For one thing, while apparently united around a broad "philosophy," the group appears to be too well-organized, and financed, to be solely or exclusively a group of pissed-off people upset about threats against internet freedom. There is, it seems to me, a hidden player here, using these people for a deeper agenda, namely, as cats' paws to target that predatory corporate elite that so dominates the West. The direct message against NATO seems to indicate a geopolitical preoccupation that would transcend the preoccupations of such a group, and would to my mind indicate a hidden player, capitalizing on the growing discontent and cynicism of western populations in their governments.

My guess is this is "payback" by someone, possibly an Asian power or even Asian alliance of some sort. If not, the western elites had better be quick and organize a false flag operation against an innocent party, and blame it on Anonymous, so that they can then launch an all out effort to shut it down. In any case,  I think  that we're also looking at deeper players, with older scores to settle. It will be interesting to watch this story unfold, for if Anonymous is really serious, then it will eventually strike those institutions, corporations, foundations, and even personal files of those names and families so closely associated with those elites. If or when that happens, we'll know whether or not Anonymous is for real. But don't expect to catch that news on CNN, Fox, or MSNBC. In any case, Anonymous, and their hidden backers, have given those elites something to think about. I for one, remain extremely skeptical of the group, as I do about any vigilante type organization, but that is tempered by my greater skepticism toward those very elites that cloak themselves and their own corruption in the mantle of legality.

And there's a final problem: are we really looking at just one organization, or, rather, at an idea, that has thousands of copy-cats? Are we perhaps also looking at a well-orchestrated and deliberately planted meme? Whatever one makes of anonymous or these questions, my instinct still tells me we're dealing with a powerful hidden player.


Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Kathleen on August 25, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Well, consider it done. Here in Canada this group specifically targeted a standing member of Parliament. They gave out details of his personal messy divorce including the names and the documentation of it. His name is Vic Toews (pronounced Taves). I’m not certain what portfolio in the government he held. He proposed, in the name of cracking down on child pornography, that all IP providers in Canada give the government lists of current clients and documentation of the sites visited. This almost became legislation. And this would of course be shared with other law enforcement agencies world wide.

    And the unrelenting attack by the business media center on a Canadian company you may know of, RIM Research In Motion. They make the Smart Phone. BlackBerry (or crackberry ) as they’re known here in Canada. Various regimes with blatant terrorist connections wanted the proprietary encryption given to them to monitor their citizens. These phones were very popular amount business people for its tlght security. Business people wanted their private business dealings out of the knowledge of corrupt officials and their relatives or cronies.

  2. Ramura on June 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Too many good comments to applaud them all. Consider yourselves validated!

    I love this “blog.” So many intelligent respondees. Unlike the usual banality that one sees nearly everywhere.

    If that is a result of an “editing hand” deleting obvious “trolls,” that is OK with me! It is good to see a good exchange of thought going on for a change….

  3. Annette on June 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    From the beginning, Anonymous wreaked of false flag-psyop. It’s also riding on the coat-tails of Wikileaks and Julian Assange, another internet-renegade against corruption – most likely a CIA plant too. IMHO it’s all an effort to bring down the alternative news movement on the internet, to grant Obama and Sarkozy their wish of a restricted, censored internet so the ruling elite can continue on towards their end game scenario of a NWO. And the military industrial complex can play their wargames with a fake alien invasion, without the internet the general public will be totally bamboozled.

    Remember, many of these people also believe something is going to happen with the sun…hold on to your tinfoil hats, but a very reliable source recently said that they (whoever they is) are expecting the sun to give birth to a planet sometime soon. There’s a recent photo of a earth size fireball coming off the surface of the sun…so it’s not that far fetched.

    Anyway, the scramble is on to roll out the NWO, so shutting down the information highway would be helpful. Create a few problems (Wikileaks, Anonymous) and find the solution…censorship, internet killswitch.

    • pat on June 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      great train of thought!!

    • Ramura on June 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      Good points, all! I, too, feel there is a “state” behind these attacks. It would require more resources than a rogue band of rebels would likely have. I have seen fingers pointing at China (maybe?), but the “false-flag” (along the lines of Wikileaks) to justify an internet shutdown makes even more sense, actually.

      Thanks to both Joseph AND Annette!

  4. Charles Frith on June 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Great points Joseph.

  5. Jon on June 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    As with all such groups, even if it did start out as what it claims to be, if it was at all successful, it would be infiltrated and co-opted very quickly. History has shown us that. We must also remember that it was intelligence agencies who created the “honey pot” gambit in the first place, and they have all used undercover people in opposing organizations to monitor and manipulate them. They have gotten very good at that.

    There is a line from the movie “Avalanche Express,” where Robert Shaw’s character (a defecting Russian general) tries to explain the real truth and value behind terrorism and intelligence work – “terrorism is anybody’s bomb – until you take off the mask.” That unmasking can be real or fake, as can the group itself.

    I think one must always apply that axiom to any such group. I find it hard to believe that any such organization could exist for very long without becoming a tool in someone’s bag of tricks. If nothing else, it gives elites an excuse to pass more laws, hassle, and eliminate possible “troublemakers” in a more palatable manner.

    How long will it be before we see some sort of (supposedly) Anonymous-caused “public tragedy” – airplane crash, hospital power shutdown, train wreck, etc., which causes the public sentiment to turn against “Anonymous.” We will know then that they have outlived their usefulness, or are becoming a true threat to the elite.

    You can trace the history of terrorist groups by the targets that were attacked – at first, revolutionaries attack military and political targets. When they start attacking innocent people, you know they have been infiltrated and co-opted by their opposition, because such tactics always create far more animosity than sympathy.

    The idea that callous elites who care nothing about poor people would suddenly care about their own innocent civilians is laughably absurd. No revolutionary with any brains would ever think that would be a valuable tactic. The whole idea fairly reeks of false flag operations.

    It’s another spin on the “distract, divide, and conquer” theme which is such a huge part of any elite’s playbook. Get people arguing about trivial or straw man issues, then walk away with their wallet while they fight over their respective sides. Old con artist trick, and exceedingly effective, especially when people are stressed into highly emotional states with their frontal cortex shut down. (As in watching a lot of TV….particularly 3D TV……)

    • Joseph P. Farrell on June 18, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      I have to agree with your arguments Jon…very thought-provoking!

    • LSM on June 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      yes, Jon, exactly-

      “the best way to control the opposition is to lead it”- Josef Stalin

      Larry in Germany

    • Ridge on June 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      From what I understand 85% of the KGB’s budget went into writing articles. Sure, groups like Al Qaeda and Anonymous get all the “glory” and make it into the 6 o’clock news, but what gets big results over time, is people writing plain old articles, day in, day out.

      So don’t forget to question who is behind activist groups, media and our so called “educators”. Many people like this were found to be on the KGB payroll, before the USSR collapsed.

    • Ramura on June 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Kudos to Jon, too!

  6. Ellirium113 on June 18, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I would speculate that at least one of these hacker groups would have invested in a little insurance policy, perhaps a variant of STUXNET that was released online. It is interesting that with the significance of the hacks in recent months that these groups have still remained mostly at large. I feel something is not right with all of it like maybe it is a govt. backed group which would make the situation much more delicate to deal with.

    Here is an interesting clip on the STUXNET virus:

    If STUXNET is indeed open source code now anyone can freely download it and build your own wepon out of it’s coding. The Holy-Handgrenade of viruses is comming it is just a matter of time IMO.

  7. Debra Caruthers on June 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Kind of makes you wonder what Joseph Goebbels could have done with an Internet at his disposal in 1940, along with an elite team of cyber hackers. (Which begs the question: Who really was behind the development of the Internet and our cyber reality, anyway??)

  8. LSM on June 18, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Hi Dr. Farrell,

    you wrote: “my instinct still tells me we’re dealing with a powerful hidden player.”

    or the plural “players”- if there is a squabbling among the Illuminati, maybe Anonymous is more than just one chess piece on the staged playing board of geopolitics-

    or Anonymous is nothing more than staged flatulence to keep us off the scent of what is really really going on (I apologize profusely for that mental connection but I’ve been smelling a rat even in alternative news media for quite some time)-

    will this global insanity ever stop?-

    Larry in Germany

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