War: Internet services have halted across Syria

The cause of the latest internet outage in Syria is not knownFile image of Khaled al-Khatib the chief editor of Suria Al-Hurra newspaper in Aleppo

Internet services have halted across Syria, in what appears to be the second shutdown in six months.
Web monitoring companies reported regular traffic on the internet plummeted to zero just before 19:00 GMT on Tuesday (22:00 local time May 7, 2013).

Syria last experienced a shutdown for three days last November.
The Syrian government blamed that incident on “terrorists”, but internet experts said it was more likely that the regime had shut down the web.

President Bashar al-Assad’s government has been fighting a bloody internal conflict for two years.

US web companies, including Renesys and Akamai, logged the latest blackout late on Tuesday.
‘Deliberate attempt to silence’

Jim Cowie, of Renesys, told the BBC there was not enough information to tell what had caused the latest blackout.

“It seems to be very similar in terms of the dynamic to the event that took place last November in that the routes to the Syrian internet were withdrawn very suddenly and all together, almost like a switch being thrown,” he said.

“One can always speculate about whether it is infrastructure damage, or power outage at a critical facility, or simply someone deciding to turn off the internet.”

Syrian residents confirmed the blackout, but said mobile phones and landlines were working normally.

A digital rights campaign group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the internet was a vital resource for activists in the country.

“We’re deeply concerned that this blackout is a deliberate attempt to silence Syria’s online communications and further draw a curtain over grave events currently unfolding on the ground in Syria,” it said in a statement.

“While heavily censored, monitored and compromised, the internet has served as an important window connecting the world at large to Syria, and one way that international observers could connect with individuals on the ground in that country.

“A number of activists on the ground in Syria have access to internet via satellite links, which can connect them to the internet but carries a high risk for detection, which can be life-threatening.”

Lies, Disinformation, Propaganda, State Sponsored Terror and War:

“What would happen if Iran and Israel went to war? Would the Strait of Hormuz close, gasoline explode to $10 a gallon, WW3, markets implode?” Celente says, “All of the above.”
“This is a proxy war against Iran because when Syria is choked, off then Iran is left alone surrounded by enemies – the end game is Iran.”



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