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THE STRANGE SUSPENSION OF TRADING OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE: PART ...

Yesterday, you'll recall, I blogged about the strange suspension of trading on the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE) on July 8, due to a "technical glitch." As you'll also recall, July 8 & 9 appeared to be two days rife with technical glitches, as United Airlines also suffered "network connectivity issues" and a German Patriot missile battery in Turkey began to execute commands coming from outside the unit and, presumably, from outside the Bundeswehr command structure itself. Adding fuel to the conspiracy theories, traders in contact with Alex Jones' website commentator, Paul Joseph Watson, had indicated to him that the trading was suspended because of the Chinese market meltdown. They speculated that it was no glitch, but perhaps Chinese "retaliation", a point that, as I observed, would make more sense if the alleged Chinese attack had been market wide and not just confined to the NYSE, since trading continued via other venues. Additionally, the hacking group Anonymous issued a direct statement on Wall Street the day prior to the "glitch" and the suspension of trading, a fact made more intriguing because concurrent with the NYSE "glitch", the Wall Street Journal also suffered a website shutdown. As a final indicator that there was more going on than merely a "glitch," President Obama was apparently briefed on the situation, while the Heimatsicherheitdienst, aka The Department of Homeland Security, issued bland assurances that there were no indications of any cyber attack.

Well, obviously, I think the contrary, otherwise there would be no need to brief the President, who already has a full plate and doesn't need to be briefed about "technical glitches," unless the glitch spells some sort of threat to national security.

The question then becomes, who did it, and why?

Here the high octane speculative possibilities can run riot: was the USA sending a message to Germany that "we can shut down any systems purchased from this country at will?" If so, then the message is probably counter-productive, since the Germans will most likely develop their own systems,and bypass any potential "American override" capability in their systems. Was the message a retaliatory message from the USA to Germany, implying that the latter country may have had something to do with the "technical glitch?" Again, most probably not, though it is only fair to recall that Frau Merkel was not terribly pleased about the NSA hacking her cellphone, and took steps to have Germany's BND review its procedures.

Which leaves the Anonymous statement itself, and what that group may, or may not, represent. It bills itself, of course, as a kind of independent freelance group of hackers fed up with American "dollar diplomacy"(to cite a notorious document that I mention in The Third Way). But if so, it's a group with skills that could only (in my opinion) be gained by dint of some contact with the military and data processing capabilities of a major power. Independent it may be, but its expertise - if indeed it pulled off the NYSE, United Airlines, and German patriot missile battery feats - indicates some connection, somewhere, to a major military power.

I suggest, therefore, that the Patriot missile battery attack may indicate who that group may be, and what they may be "up to," for as noted above, the attack on the missile battery can have but one result, namely, forcing the Bundeswehr to reassess its weapons procurement strategies, and to disentangle itself from reliance on any American equipment whatsoever. If so, then Anonymous' motivations in this respect might indicate less a Chinese or Russian connection, as is often urged, and more some sort of connection to a sovereign entity of an entirely different sort, one working behind several corporate and national fronts.

I'm not ruling out the Chinese or Russian connections that so many advocate for the group, but given the strangeness of the events of July 8 and 9, I'm not ruling out this possibility either, for there may indeed by another player on the block than the conventional ones of China, Russia, and, for that matter, any other military power and typical nation-state. It may be that we have to take Anonymous at their word, that they really are an independent international group with that kind of expertise and, by implication, the financial backing and technologica capability, to pull off things like this.

And if that be the case, there are few "internationally based" contenders in the historical record...

See you on the flip side...

25 thoughts on “ THE STRANGE SUSPENSION OF TRADING OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE: PART ...”

  1. Recently there was a news story about China being far and away the world’s largest producer of rare earth elements. The “expert” solemnly answered the reporter’s question that yes, this advantage could result in a long term security threat.

  2. It is probably the same power entity as the one that has been taking control of airliners, killing banksters etc. I don’t think it is Anonymous, although I’m sure they have been busy with hacking activities too. I agree with you Joseph that this is a power entity with a reach into the security clearances of the military and with an intent to send a message: we can freeze the NYSE stock exchange any time we like, we can take control of foreign missile batteries and we can play with United Airlines planes however we like as well – don’t mess with us, we control the cyber world. Due to this very broad and deep nature of the level of control that has been demonstrated, I think it is an international independent breakaway entity that has a very broad reach on the global arena and with a big wallet. I think this power entity has probably been able to use very sophisticated back doors etc. to take it to this level. It is difficult to say whether it is the security authorities themselves or someone that takes advantage of the security holes these authorities have created. But due to the military reach, I do suspect this is someone with great surveillance capacity and someone with a lot of hunger for power, that is doing this to “play a little” in order to show off its hacking capacity.

    1. UAL plane makes emergency landing at Grand Junction, CO airport after passengers passing out while flying over the Rocky mountains. They probably got sick from the massive amounts of chem spraying they have done the past two years. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sick-passengers-aboard-flight-prompt-emergency-landing-colorado/

      And another emergency landing 2 months ago. AERO L-39C albatros, a military jet trainer and light ground attack jet, flew into 7 power lines ONLY 65 feet above I-70 Interstate highway. Debeque canyon is very narrow and follows the Colorado river. The power cables damaged a few cars and knocked the wing off the jet, which landed safely at Grand Junction airport one hour later after dumping fuel. One man driving a diesel truck got cuts on his face. Very weird, and still very secretive. The Denver news media did not report on it. There’s no military bases, only a small town airport. http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/do-you-know-this-man

  3. It’s been a long road from doing it for “the lulz”[also can be a mystical state of being] to activism. A dedication to the free flow of information. They’re known for operating within a structure of tight recurring loops wherein mazes are generate mazes-generating mazes. “Anonymous” has been the quintessential anti-brand , built on an anti-celebrity ethic. In other words, my kind of guys & dolls.
    The internet has been a giant sophisticated tracking machine. The opposite to a corporate DNA that’s institutionalized to ignore countless social & environmental harms[externalities] in their relentless pursuit of infinite growth. The corporate laws have made plunder even more possible; transformed, emboldened, and able to reach new heights, through the corporate shaping of the law.

    These “incidents” could be multiple in origin. In other words, perhaps there is some piggybacking going on? More than one author? Perhaps symbolizing their greatest enemy & weakness: decentralization.

  4. On the Patriot missile-battery side, I can think of one motivation: to ‘shunt’ future missile sales away from the Patriot system.

    I remember a great furor when Turkey recently-held a competition over long-range, ground-to-air missile defenses. Everybody thought the (US) Patriot system would win, based on political ‘pull’. Surprisingly, the Turkish government picked a dark-horse Chinese system. Western governments howled, since (in addition to the financial/prestige issues around losing) any missile system like that would be networked into NATO architecture. Security issues. Since then, that competition has gone moribund.

    So, ‘anyone’ that can demonstrate that the leading incumbent, the Patriot system, is unreliable (security-wise) stands to gain in future Turkish defensive-missile sales – and, indeed, in worldwide sales. The Chinese could be the culprits, given their previous ‘win’. In addition, Germany and Italy developed the MEADS system (after the US pulled out), which has lost a couple of recent competitions with the Patriot system. They could be looking to swing perceptions of the Patriot system’s ‘security’. Perhaps others. SEQUERE PECUNIAM…

      1. Govts worldwide have & are signing over lands, water, forests, mines, infrastructure, etc., to transnational corporations in a series of memorandums of understanding[or misunderstanding when brought to the light of day] – ALL in Complete Contraventions of laws as well as constitutions. Always w/the forethought of increasing & strengthening their police & security forces in a question of WHEN the people find out what’s been done in secret[actually it’s more subtle than that]. Military /Financial domination ought not to be confused with political victory[even that is fraught w/vote fraud at best].

        1. Very well said, Robert, and exactly what is going on virtually everywhere. Someone has just written an essay calling this the new “enclosure.” Just as the aristocracy in the 18th century sequestered formerly common lands and privatized them, displacing whole communities, today the banksters, technorats and multinational corporations are doing the same — but to entire nations.

          1. Unfortunately Basta, it is happening in spades. Yet, at a deeper level, I’m afraid there is more alarming scenarios that are coming into play, that one doesn’t even want to imagine.

            It comes back to Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid wondering,

            “Who Are These Guys?”.

          2. Oh yes, I agree, this is only the beginning and we can all sense this is not going to end well. We are in the first act (the overture was Oklahoma City and the first scene was 9/11, OBL, WMD and Iraq) of a period of profound dislocation via manipulation that is on a scale heretofore unthinkable, and it will fundamentally remake the world.

          3. The trick is to make people dependent upon their servitude. This way, like the Indian elephant held fast by a rope once bound with a chain, it’ll never dawn upon the people even to attempt to break free. To hell with teaching a man HOW to fish. GIVE him a fish and he’ll return forever tomorrow. Indeed, the system has been doing an excellent job at “Manufacturing Dependency,” like “Manufacturing Consent,” a likely title for an upcoming book.

        2. Their success depends upon a unity and surreptitious coordination of their globalist vision. To this end, aside from the high ideals laid out in the vision the founding fathers bequeathed to the American people and the vision of liberation FROM slavery and bondage as expressed and experienced by the Israelites 3,400 years ago, there is nothing to compete with the current globalist vision. A unified vision opposite to that of the globalist feudal enterprise is completely lacking. Thus, an operative strategy of divide & conquer. By-en-large, this is the reason for a radical hatred of genuine feminine wisdom among women, and it’s divisive and deconstructionist fellow traveler “gay” rights. But of course, racial politics are also exploited.

          Indeed, the only possibility to counteract the globalist vision of servitude predicated upon an exploitation of conflict and lower passions, is a counter vision enlightened by higher faculties. The non-local spirit and consciousness that precedes and informs matter always knows truth from falsehood. It’s the materialistic mind/brain ego consciousness which becomes entangled and confused. To be sure, this is the message of Babylon — that even though the Babylon generation spoke the same language, there was a wide spread confusion of meaning that confounded all attempts at truthful communication. The American people are today, up to their proverbial necks in BS and low level self-serving interests, much of which is orchestrated to occupy and entertain small emotion driven reactionary minds.

          As for gloobal varming? As presented by the globalists, this serves as a pretext for extortion and control, i.e., a euphemistically couched “Private-tiza-tion” of pubic assets. This in itself exploits the notion of privacy, insofar as human beings have both a need and capacity for personal privacy, for which lawful governments are tasked with upholding.

          1. Who were the first persons to get the unusual idea that being free was not only a value to be cherished but the most important thing that someone can posses? The answer in a word: slaves.
            The State does not in fact represent the sovereign will of the people, nor does the market enact the autonomous preferences of small investors & consumers. Rather, their system is more or less a closed oligarchy of elite insiders.
            Force is today, as it has been at the time of the crusades, of Pizarro, and of the British opening of Eastern markets, the most important instrument for imposing hegemony of Western values, although followed by legalized justification & outright propaganda.
            Political and legal rights can exist only on an economic foundation. To be free citizens must also have equal producers & consumers. The commons – the theory that vests all property in the community and organized labor for the common benefit of all – must exist in both judicial forms and day-to-day material reality.

            There’s a hole in every wall, and a commons in every enclosure.

          1. Hi Margaret,
            Good your see your flower once again. Yes, I dis see/hear that.
            The movie showed “their” ability to track.
            Of course, when all is said and done/
            it’s usually a snitch and/or agent-in-place.

  5. You have to remember, that all computer systems civilian and military are at the mercy of what components exist at the board level. Embedded hardware /firmware can be called the Internet’s sleeper cell. It can steal BitCoin, credit card info, track someone’s location, etc. As I’ve stated several times, I worked at a Central Office Swx mfg in 98. The FBI walked in and demanded a back door into all digital communications systems being developed. Clif High tells the same story when he was working at MS during the same time period. The NSA recently admitted to putting backdoors into the SHA-II protocols that are the underpinnings of BitCoin.. Big time hackers know where FedGov.Inc put the secret entrances. Hence, the argument for insider hack attacks.

  6. I’m inclined to agree with Lost, the patriot missle hacking doesn’t fit Anonymous’ usual modus operandi, nor does hacking American Arlines. As far as I know, the group has never hacked anything in the past that could put lives in danger. I believe it’s more likely that the PtB are behind the attacks and are blaming Anon in an effort to ratchet up funding and support to be used against the group.

  7. Could it be our old friends NAZI International Incorporated or who ever think their masters of the world. Who hacked the Patriot missile battery of the Bundeswehr as a message we’re watching you and your at our mercy and can’t do anything to stop us.

  8. The group Anonymous is NOT known for hacking into systems, and changing controls or finding holes in the code that allow them to control a system.

    Anonymous is known for installing things like extra levels of security software on servers, and doing that kind of thing by talking systems administrators into resetting passwords for systems, but not necessarily for access to data or say missile control programs.

    So United Airlines and the stock exchange fit the pattern, but not a missile battery. Anyhow those missiles represent less missile defense capacity than the small fraction of financial system trades represented by the NYSE. Both are distractions.

    (Of course it’s certainly possible that a Patriot missile battery has less computer security than the stock exchange, so managing to change one password could provide system control.)

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