INTERNET SERVICE CUT BETWEEN PHOENIX AND FLAGSTAFF: WHY?
Here's a story you may have missed, but that has some (very quiet) parallels. On Feb 26th, Arizonans between Phoenix and Flagstaff and all points between were suddenly cut off from their cellphone, cable, and internet service when the fiberoptic cables were intentionally cut:
Vandals cause chaos as Arizona goes internet-free for 15 hours
And while I'm not ready to buy into the "this is all preparation for marial law theory" of the following website(trust me folks, I've been hearing "the
this is all preparation for immanent martial law" theory since the late 1970s. Like predictions of immanent Rapture or economic collapse, dating from the same period, they seem never to occur), I include this story here(brought to my attention by Mr. V.T.), because of its reportage of alleged incidents of similar phone and internet outages at the same time in western Oklahoma and elsewhere:
Attack On Arizona’s Internet Was the Beta Test for the Implementation of Martial Law
One one version of this story, the cables in Arizona which were cut included a cable of a foot in diameter, requiring the equipment or tools to cut it, something which "vandals" on a "lark" would not be likely to have with them, making the "vandals" part of the story, as indicated by the second link above, highly unlikely. That in turn means that the action was premeditated, and that someone with expert and precise knowledge was involved.
And that connects with this story:
Military Style Raid on California Power Station Spooks US
You'll note that in that instance as well, the raid was blamed on "vandals," who like the Arizona cable-severing vandals, appeared to be well-equipped and to know exactly what to do. In other words, they weren't vandals at all, but trained professionals.
Which leaves us with the question of whose professionally trained "vandals" they are, and why these attacks are taking place. One theory of course is that they are really "ours" and that these attacks are being perpetrated to create the climate of opinion for greater internet regulation and a crack-down on freedom of movement. One may think of it as a variation of the "martial law preparation" theory. If, however, that were the case, I contend that such attacks would be far more frequent, covering a greater area, in order to produce the desired scale of public opinion. Even then, in today's cynical climate, it might not succeed, since too many are now willing to assume that the government is lying, and insist that it prove itself trustworthy. This, to my mind, makes no sense.
But by parallel reasoning, such an argument could be advanced if these "vandals" were someone else's, conducting covert operations: the scale of the attacks does not seem large nor frequent enough to send messages...
So what's going on, really? My high octane speculation is that (1) these events are related, and (2) they are being designed to grow a body of opinion and/or to send messages, and (3) the actual "text" may not have yet been sent. In other words, expect more... but one message already seems implicit, and that is local or regional electronic transaction could be interdicted, if not permanently, then at least long enough to cause havoc. Is this related, possible, to the strange "suicides" of so many bankers and, more recently, journalists and GOP gubernatorial contender Tom Schweich in Missouri? Obviously, I don't know. But merely mentioning the possibility will, perhaps, stir up information that might confirm or deny the speculation.
See you on the flip side...
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I must admit I find the amount of overthinking going on here to be rather amusing..
There are more players involved than you all seem to think. And I’m inclined to suspect most of you have never even considered the folks I believe (and yes, even hope!) are behind the particular two incidents under discussion above.
There are many thousands of people worldwide who consider this present global civilisation to be the biggest threat facing our world, and all life on it. If you want to get an idea of who they are, and what they plan to do about it, I suggest you read Derrick Jensen’s two-volume book “Endgame”.
I very much think the power station and cable incidents were dry-run practice/training events, in preparation for the time they hope to be able to deliver death-by-a-thousand-cuts blows to critical infrastructure all over the world. If, in the future, we have another near-collapse event, (such as, for instance, happened in Sept 2008), bringing civilisation to its’ knees, there are thousands of individuals and small groups poised ready to deliver a swift kick to civilisation’s gonads while it’s down.
And yes, they really are out there.. indeed, I’ve met some of them. They have no organisation, no leaders, and do not discuss their specific plans, ever. Thus, in short, they’re unstoppable.
And they’re all just biding their time, waiting for, as Captain Jack Sparrow put it, “the opportune moment”.
Not everyone is as ignorant of the ‘big picture’ as you suppose, nor does anyone who understands the real consequences involved view it with optimism.
The third estate deserves the terror it has unleashed upon itself in its dry, sterile, self-absorbed greed, but God help those innocents caught between a bloated, obese glutton attempting to hoard it’s last supper from a ravening new-born dragon.
Believe me, all of the individuals in that movement understand the consequences and ramifications in full. However, awful as those consequences will be, they still regard them as better than the alternative. (And the dragon will fare no better than the glutton)
Very good JAFO.
I’ve read many a Derrick Jensen book.
I admire his mindset. It’s extremely “community”.
Community being “life”.
First thing that popped into my head when I saw the title of this blog was the Phoenix Lights incident back in ’97. Doubtful there’s even a remote connection other than Arizona, but such cases always seem to invariably produce strange coincidences.
Don’t look like a depression at Manhattan’s union square whole foods.
Were the same “vandals” involved in the recent series of train wrecks. The latest one in NC is suspicious as all safety protocols were abandoned and media calls to the trucker’s “home” revealed a disconnected phone line.
These are just dry runs for when our masters institute the global dark ages. They’ve already disposing of the book, magazine, record, DVD industries. The internet just next on the hit list full spectrum denial to information is the oligarchs plan. Plaque starvation is all in the game plan to keep the few slaves they will need to serve their needs and pleasures. Talking about the continuing archaeological vandalism around the World that is also part of the plan to keep their property in line six thousand years will be the span of history as long as they’re in power just reset every six millennia.
I meant plague not plaque my mistake.
That is very similar in plot[including the 6,000 year history] to a sci-fi novel that was published in April of 2013 called
Prophet of Bones: A Novel by Ted Kosmatka.
“Like predictions of immanent Rapture or economic collapse, dating from the same period, they seem never to occur”
I don’t know about who did the cable-cutting in Flagstaff, but I do know that we are living in the midst of an undeclared depression. So the dire predictions of financial collapse have been proven true.
It’s only in the parallel reality of the lamestream media that everything is as deliriously wonderous as doe-eyed flying unicorns defecating rainbow Skittles amid fluffy white (non-chemtrailed) clouds.
One-third of the US population is not working. QED.
Good point basta.
Where are you getting that 1/3 number?
I don’t think it’s exactly accurate, but the likes of the New York Times and CNN are sure pretending the US economy is doing well.
And many people sure aint making a living at whatever jobs they happen to have.
Thank you Joseph; we always have to remember that the Cabal would have us believe that they have also suspended the laws of economics (along with just about everything else, for that matter).
@Lost: 1/3 comes from numerous articles I’ve read, many of them from Zero Hedge, about the only financial reality-check left. Here for example:
“When you add the number of ‘officially unemployed’ Americans (8.7 million) to the number of Americans ‘not in the labor force’ (92.9 million), you get a grand total of 101.6 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now. Does that sound like ‘full employment’ to you?”
101.6 million is ~1/3 of the US population, particularly shocking when you consider the number represents non-working “working-age” Americans.
Some other sobering figures from the same article:
“only 44 percent of U.S. adults are employed for 30 or more hours each week.
If the unemployment rate was calculated honestly, we would all be talking about the horrific “unemployment crisis” that we were currently enduring. According to John Williams of shadowstats.com, the real unemployment rate in the United States right now is above 23 percent.
Our politicians and the mainstream media are attempting to convince us that everything is just fine. But what they are telling us simply does not match the cold, hard reality on the streets.”
But that 92 million not in the labor force is an entirely made up number. It other words, you’re quoting a lie.
There are plenty underworking and not being paid anything like what a full time job paid 10 years ago, but they are still in the labor force.
23% is closer, but still high.
And no things aint fine, but the counter claims don’t add up either.
I’d like to know, how do you know that the figures are a lie? I’ve supplied references… you, not so much.
So, to build a bridge rather than pick a fight, I’ll cite another analyst saying the same thing (fresh today, actually):
“Now, it is probably important to address the lies presented in the mainstream and by the BLS in terms of unemployment statistics because even after years of alternative analysts debunking establishment stats and how they are calculated, we STILL end up hearing the same arguments parroted by disinformation agents and unwitting useful idiots.
Such people continue to parade around boasting about the latest BLS reports on job creation claiming that “all is well” because the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.5% and all other talk to the contrary is “doom and gloom.” So, once again, I must relate the fact that the current BLS numbers are an utter sham.
…Of the 102 million working-age Americans without work today, only 8.7 million are counted by the BLS as unemployed. Out of all working-age Americans, over 92 million are without jobs and are not counted by the BLS as unemployed. Why?
Well, if you ever read establishment-leaning propaganda websites like Factcheck or Poltifact, the argument is essentially that these 92 million Americans are not counted because they “refuse to participate,” not because they can’t find adequate employment and not because the government is misrepresenting the numbers. Yes, that’s right, 92 million Americans don’t count because they clearly must not want work.”
I’d love to see what you’ve got with teeth in it to dissuade me from my folly.
I rarely read Fact Check and Politifact.
But the point is that they’re not claiming that 92 million US workers, out of work, aren’t seeking work.
ZeroHedge is even more untrustworthy. (Goldbugs would don’t admit that gold is next to valueless and can be readily made.)
The reason I can tell the 1/3 number is a lie that what would go with it is a entirely missing. The US hasn’t experienced anything like Ireland or Greece. The US doesn’t really have to pay attention to irresponsible Germans who want their bad banking bets paid first.
The 5.5% number is also made up, but at least made up by predictable rules.
And nor are PolitiFact and Fact Check claiming that 92 workers are out of work in the US.
Maybe the threatener is being threatened too, especially when there’s been too many “coincidences” happening
It would be interesting to inspect the actual damage on both sites. If it was clean and precise, pros did it. Plus, it takes a modicum of technical knowlege to mess wit high voltage equipment and not get fried. Disgruntled employees, which roam the plains like buffalo these days. Would have inflicted a more severe and costly level of damage..
Good job Dr. Farrell!!
Look a Boston. That was martial law.
Look at Detroit, or for that matter the state of Michigan.
These “incidents” are tests that are multi-purposed. Once aspect is an operation being conducted by PlutoCrims. That these are not evenly distributed suggests a singular economical political agenda that is target to a specific blackmail/political goals?
Karen Kwiatkowski’s article:
The Decline and Fall of American Statism!
The cast of characters responsible for this kind of cyber related malfeasance is vast. Each plays its role in what the U.S. military has declared the “fifth domain”[following the militarization of land, sea, air & space]
Martial law rollout in Boston was a huge success. People (volunteered) to stay in. I read that 80 thousand law enforcement type folks showed up within 3 days to watch the show.
Or “covert ops is a game two can play”. Could this be related to the strange beam of light that shot from that “power substation” in wherever that was in the Midwest.
Perhaps. That beam of light thing too is either something highly weird, or a phenomenon people that live in that region know all too well, i.e., the “halo” effect from very cold temperatures at night.
As shaky as the financial system has become I can’t imagine the PTB wanting to further rock the boat by taking out sections of the net. A circumscribed or blocked net would have an enormous impact on business. On the other hand, to an already collapsed financial system it would not make much difference, and would be part of an effort to curtail revolt by reducing communications and coordination.
I think Dr Farrell’s speculations make sense.
Something is being field tested in preparation for something ‘more’.
And just because the Megalomaniac Visions of Fascist Utopia roundups have not happened, it does not mean the threat is not real.
First of all, as the RT article notes, scrap copper is valuable so there’s a reason for thieves to go cutting into cables.
Second, I’m willing to bet a gas powered chainsaw or concrete saw could easily cut a 12 inch think fiber optic cable–and both tools are widely available for purchase by anyone.
Third, high speed internet service went down for that portion of Arizona, internet service did NOT go down, it is very likely that dial-up continued to work. If land lines worked, the internet worked.
Sure there are unexplained things done with power and internet grids, but this Arizona event doesn’t look to be one of those events. (Barring introduction of other serious evidence.)
Ah, so they were “vandals” and not “terrorists” of the usual ilk? Still, it’s not too late to blame a “sleeping KGB cell” of the type portrayed in an ongoing TV series.
As RT notes, “scrap” copper can be sold for a good bit of money.
Slightly different, but most Greek statues, made in say 500BCE, were bronze, and very few survive because the bronze was really valuable and was reused. (Note here how much gold survives in Egypt–suggesting that indeed bronze was even more valuable.)