MORE CABLE-CUTTING, THIS TIME IN FRANCE
You may have noticed a few changes to the website over the weekend, and before I get to this week's blogs, let me explain. We were hit by some unstable server problems, apparently caused by font platforms... or something. You know me, I'm not a technically-inclined nor very computer literate person. In spite of years - decades now - of using computers, they still are for me glorified-easier-to-use- typewriters. I don't know the difference between a server and a menu, unless it's in a restaurant (and sometimes, even then, in our modern confused "culture", it's iffy.) Some people emailed me and told me other websites were apparently experiencing similar problems. I don't know. But in any case, Daniel worked most of the weekend trying to move the site to new servers, which we both hope will be more stable, so thank to you Daniel, and to all of you who let me and/or him know what was going on, and for being patient with the process.
Since we're on the topic of internet issues, I thought today's article shared by S.D. would be apropos since it deals with the same topic, and since this last weekend our website member known as Schwarzenstein and I did a one-on-one dialogue about the situation in the Ukraine. You might be thinking, "OK, fine, what have all the problems in the Ukraine, your website internet problems, an interview with a member, and internet cable-cutting in France have to do with each other? We'll get back to that, but first, S.D.'s article:
Who Is Sabotaging France's Fiber Optic Cables? The mystery of who brought down large parts of France's internet earlier this week has drawn the attention of the nation's domestic intelligence service.
Note what the article says (and we're going to quote most of it, because the article itself, if one reads between the lines a bit, seems to be implying what I and perhaps many readers of this website also suspect: there's something malodorous about the French Presidential election:
Somebody disabled a large number of France’s fiber optic cables earlier this week. The incident, which is being criminally investigated and has been called an act of “vandalism” and “sabotage,” temporarily disrupted the internet in multiple French cities, including Paris.
Several French internet service providers claim to have had their cables targeted, including the companies Netalis, SFR, and Free.
“Internet cables have been cut in the Ile-de-France region, which is affecting the landline and mobile network. We are in touch with operators who are working to restore service,” announced Cédric O, the country’s Minister of digital affairs, early Wednesday morning.
In case you work for the State Department in Swampington, DC, and are hence clueless about foreign geography, history, and language, the Ile-de-France is that region (of France) comprising metropolitan Paris (which is the capital city of France) and environs (which are in France, a foreign country across the Atlantic, located in Europe, where they speak French, a foreign language you may have heard of). If you're shocked to learn that France has things like fiber-optic cables and the internet, or wondering where exactly Europe is, then I simply can't help you.
Thank you to the rest of you for being patient, while we brought our slower friends in the State Department in Swampington, DC, up to speed (it's not exactly "TGV speed" nor even Acela speed, but they're getting there). Back to the article:
The apparent sabotage spurred a series of web outages in cities across France, including in Paris, Lyon, Reims, Bordeaux, and Grenoble, Reuters reports.The Paris prosecutor’s office has now opened a criminal investigation into the incidents and, somewhat unusually, the nation’s domestic intelligence service, DGSI, is assisting, the Associated Press writes. It’s not totally clear how the cables were cut or what kind of tools were used, and authorities haven’t said whether there are any suspects in the case. In short: we don’t know a whole lot about what happened right now.
That said, other outlets have noted the somewhat weird timing of this whole episode. France just finished a highly contentious presidential election and the attacks on the nation’s internet occurred only a few days after the political race wrapped up.
The attacks caused internet outages in Paris, Lyon, Reims, Bordeaux, and Grenoble... (which, for you State Department folks, are all cities in France, where they speak French), mere days after the French presidential election, which, it so happens, if you were following it closely, appeared to have been very close, with contender Marine Le Pen actually leading at some points, and then, voila! A Bidenesque (s)election miracle occurred, and ballots surged at the last minute for Monsieur Macron (N.B. to State Department, "Monsieur" is "Mister" in the mysterious, rumored-about French language). In short, many people are beginning to question the French elections. Now I do not for a minute think that M. Macron (note to State Department: that's how they abbreviate "mister" in France, so it's like our "Mr.") lost, this is, after all, France, and the people that live in France (note to State Department: They're called "French", like the language they speak) have been known to do some crazy things from time to time, like chopping the heads off of tens of thousands of people, worshipping "Reason" as a goddess, coming up with new calendars with impossible names for months like "Thermidore", making lesser Italian nobility Emperor, invading Russia, and so on.
Now, mere days after a weirdly reported (s)election in which a deservedly unpopular globalist bankster shill (Macron) weirdly beat a "populist" (Le Pen) after some apparent ballot skullduggery and shenanigans had occurred, internet cables are being physically cut in large French cities, and if I'm not mistaken, cities in regions were Mme. Le Pen (note to State Department, Mme is another crazy abbreviation, for "Ma Dame" which is French for "my lady, and is - (sigh) oh nevermind) has support, with, of course, the exception of Paris. Do I speculate there might be a connection? Well, yes...
...but there are other possibilities. In a recent interview with a member of this website, he and I were also speculating (and I more than he) that Russia would notch up the asymmetrical warfare. Indeed, our own governments are prepping the narrative that Russia will engage in cyber attacks on the internet, and perhaps even cause power disruptions. I go further, and maintain that "grab and scoot" or even "wet works" against individual western leaders is not out of the picture. Indeed, in blogging about similar internet and power sub-station attacks in this country in recent years, I've noted the professional nature of these hits, and have not ruled out a foreign power conducting such operations. Similarly, I don't rule out our own deep state conducting them, and blaming them on Russia; false flags, after all, are the name of the game.
So what's going on in France? I don't know, but I suspect it's of a piece with the similar attacks in this country that I've blogged about before. Who's behind them, including these most recent attacks in France?
Again, I don't know. But I do have some suspicions... If one looks at covert operations like this, it strikes me that when they are the product of the West's deep state psychopaths, the results usually impact a lot of innocent people adversely, while helping to "feather their own nests" and further their own causes. The results, in other words, spill over into lots of "collateral damage." Think of 9/11 in that respect, folks. But when Russia employs covert operations, the focus seems to be... well... more focused, like a poison dart being shot from an umbrella.
Isn't it interesting, that after France has apparently been caught shipping arms to the Ukraine (and who knows what those units in Mariopol were - possible Legion Etrangere? Who knows? [Note to State Department: Legion Etrangere is the actual French name of the Foreign Legion, an elite body of French military forces]), and warnings from Mr. Putin that Russia can strike hard and quickly, that this happens?
Bottom line: while our hysterical western media is responding to Russia's hysterical media and its talks about nuking London, Berlin, Paris, and Swampington by promoting more overt escalation, don't be surprised if Russia unleashes its considerable covert operations capability... and piggy-back it on the western deep state's own duplicitous schemes.
See you on the flip side...
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