First, Syria offline???
Would the Syrian government undertake this action?
Would NATO and it’s ilk undertake this action?
Who was the most to gain?
Who has the most to lose?
What other factors are at play?
As of this moment, I can’t see the gain to the Syrian government in denying internet and cell phone access to it’s people. I can, however, see the benefit accruing to the NATO brigade, particularly, if a NATO attack is on the horizon.
Quoting from CNN and the NYT's
A few points to consider before reading from the msm articles
1- As an act of psychological terror against the Syrian people, denying them their outside contact.
This does not benefit the Syrian government but plays into the hand of the NATO mercs
2-The shutdown has made it possible to scrutinize how the Syrian government stays on line.
and work to get them shutdown- This benefits the NATO world army
3- The shutdown does not really affect the NATO mercs, who have been provided with all manner of satellite communications. This does not benefit Syria
“Right now, the Internet is not working in any part of Syria, but most activists use satellite Internet connections and own satellite phones, so all is well. This operation won’t affect activists’ work much.”After being contacted by the NYT's the host companies were taking Syrian government sites down?
Speaking via Skype, which he said he was using with a satellite connection, Mr. Abdul Rahman said fighters with the Free Syrian Army were battling government forces about a mile from the airport. “It’s a hit-and-run kind of battle,” he said. “The Free Syrian Army is using mortar shells without getting close to the airport, which the regime is firmly gripping now.”
The U.S. government has been providing Syrian rebels with "non-lethal equipment," including communication tools to get around Internet outages.
Despite the Internet blackout on Thursday, people outside the country could still access Syrian government Web sites for much of the day because they were hosted in foreign countries, including the United States. After being contacted by The New York Times on Thursday, several host companies said they were taking down those sites, including those for the Syrian state news agency, SANA; the Syrian General Authority for Development; and the Ministry of Religious Affairs. All three were down on Friday.
Interesting? Curious? How is it that the NYT's is so authoratative?
4-Had most of Syria not gone offline, might it have been more difficult to track who and where the Syrian government sites were being hosted? Since “host companies are taking down those sites” That certainly does not benefit Syria......................... More about the Syrian internet drop off here
quoting the latest update:
Update (01:00 GMT, 30 Nov):
The last 5 networks belonging to Syria, a set of smaller netblocks previously advertised by Tata Communications, have been torn down and are no longer routed. These blocks survived today's Internet blackout in Syria, but 12 hours after the onset, they, too are off the air. Traceroutes to these blocks now die on Tata's network in New Jersey, and websites hosted in these blocks are no longer responding.
It seems the NYT's does indeed have authority
If the NYT's can't get the job done. Anonymous is always there to help....their NATO masters
Lebanese citizens/NATO mercs, killed in Syria
Syrian security forces killed as many as 20 Lebanese gunmen who were fighting alongside rebels in Syria on Friday, raising tensions amid mounting fears that the Syrian civil war is enflaming the region.
Syrian state-run media also reported that Lebanese gunmen were killed. But the SANA report said there 17 — not 20 — fighters. The discrepancy could not immediately be reconciled.
The airport road had reopened by Friday and the head of the Syrian Civil Aviation Agency, Ghaidaa Abdul-Latif, said the airport was operating “as usual.” A day earlier, heavy fighting forced the closure of the road and airlines canceled international flights to Damascus.
Meanwhile The “friends” of Syria are meeting in Japan
I like this headline -Friends of Syria rebels meet in Japan
Not friends of the Syrian people. Friends of the terrorist NATO mercenaries
- The Friends of Syria group has previously organised four such meetings -- in Paris in April, Washington in June, Doha in July and The Hague in September.
- The fifth 'sanctions working group' meeting in Tokyo saw the first participation from four countries -- Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Indonesia and Bangladesh, a foreign ministry official said.
- On Thursday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Washington was weighing what further help it could give the Syrian opposition rebels.
- 'We are going to carefully consider what more we can do,' Clinton told a Washington forum, saying the United States was constantly evaluating the situation and adding: 'I'm sure we will do more in the weeks ahead.'
- But she stopped short of saying whether the United States would recognise the newly-formed Syrian National Coalition, which is seeking to oust Assad, as the sole representative of the Syrian people, as several European countries have done.
- Privately, US officials have said the Obama administration will likely go ahead and recognise the group at some point.
Of course the Obama administration will recognize their terrorists!
Recall some time ago, I had mentioned that the new coalition was just the same old, same old Muslim Brotherhood stooges.This article simply validates that claim that the new council and plan was a rebrand of the Muslim Brotherhood in charge, as has been the case since this council was created way back in Turkey
Syria's so called revolution is in desperate need of a REBRAND.
Hillary Clinton is going to make dam sure that happens- quoting from a previous post
Syria opposition government nears, Brotherhood flexes muscle
The Syrian opposition made progress on Thursday toward forming a transitional government at the first meeting of their new coalition in Cairo and the Muslim Brotherhood emerged as an overwhelmingly powerful kingmaker, delegates said.In other words, secular Syria is going to be turned into an Islamist state and Israel can continue it's perpetual victim, "only democracy" in the ME charade.
In a sign of its strength within the leadership of the opposition, the Brotherhood and its allies pushed for the adoption of an internal constitution that allows choosing the prime minister and the cabinet with a simple majority, rather than a two-thirds majority.
Since the coalition was set up in Qatar earlier this month with Gulf and Western support, the Brotherhood has swiftly assembled a de facto majority bloc, according to insiders keeping tabs of changes in the membership of the coalition.
But independent delegates at the Cairo meeting said the process by which a transitional government is being pushed through does not bode well for a democratic future for Syria.
"The West is sending a signal that it is ready to accept the Brotherhood as the only guarantee of stability other than Assad.
Conspicuously absent from the Cairo discussions was Sheikh Moaz al-Khatib, the coalition's president, a popular Damascene preacher who is increasingly seen as a religious figurehead who is respected inside Syria and an interlocutor with outside powers, rather than a hands-on leader.BBC REPORTING: Damascus internet back
But Michel Kilo, a veteran Christian opposition campaigner and a member of the coalition has not attended the Cairo meeting. The main Kurdish political bloc, the Kurdish National Council, has also refused to join.
Internet services around Damascus have resumed after a two-day blackout.CNN REPORTING: Internet and phone services restore for most of Syria
Internet and cell phone coverage were restored Saturday to most Syrian provinces