Syria is Offline, Unreachable via the Internet

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The Syrian Government no doubt would like to slaughter a lot of its citizens (possibly as thoughtless "collateral damage"), and doesn't want word getting out until it's done.
 

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There was an article in a magazine that talked about the Syrian government's strategy. Instead of directly silencing the rebels, they would hack into the leading rebels' various accounts ranging from Gmail to Twitter, or trick the leaders by having agents pose as followers.

They would then either trace the leaders and "disappear" them, or trick the followers into installing spywares onto their computers, and use other sabotages.

As a result, some of the rebels that were interviewed admitted that they were afraid of using the internet, and attempted to counter-act the espionage, such as contacting western security firms to assist in identifying and stopping the new spywares.

The Syrian war isn't just a war. It's also a major cyberwar, with each side trying to gain the advantage over the other.
 

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[citation][nom]someguynamedmatt[/nom]Time to watch the conspiracy theories pour into the comment section...[/citation]

Most obvious one: The Syrian government got tired of playing Mr. Hacker and decided to play Mr. Shutdown_Everything
 

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[citation][nom]A Bad Day[/nom]The Syrian war isn't just a war. It's also a major cyberwar, with each side trying to gain the advantage over the other.[/citation]

WWI: Trench Warfare

WWII: Nukes

WWIII: Cyber Warfare

Makes me wonder what they will think up next.
 

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The so called Free Syrian Army is a disorganized collection of jobless (often al qaeda) mercenaries from all over the middle east and africa who get paid by the US backed Saudi Arabia/Jordon/Qatar to destabilize Iran's ally Syria and remove Russian's naval presence for the benefit of Israel/US. Assad is horrible, but he is secular. His removal will only achieve an extreme Sunni variant (Saudi backed) government which is no better or perhaps even worse than Assad for US interest. US should stay the fuck out of this and not play proxy wars as everybody in middle east at the end of the day will point finger at US for supporting Saudi's agenda. Free Syrian Army was brought back together to reorgonize after they got fall apart since they had no real goal (look up recent gatherings in middle east to orgonize the opposition against Assad after they got seperated.) Free Syrian Army is also behind many killings of innocent people due to differences in ideology.
 

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[citation][nom]Gundam288[/nom]WWI: Trench WarfareWWII: NukesWWIII: Cyber WarfareMakes me wonder what they will think up next.[/citation]

Space Warfare!
 

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[citation][nom]spaceballs[/nom]Must be the CIA or something... who else controls the internet... USA(under Israel pressure) has been trying to go to war with a peaceful (40 years) country for what 2 years now....pathetic...[/citation]
Yea, maybe it was the US Air Force, shutting off the internet so that they can take over Syria and use it as a base for their top secret Blimp Bomber Core.
 

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[citation][nom]thecolorblue[/nom]Is it likely that all of Syria's traffic flows through a single room?[/citation]

Step 1: Install kill-switches on all major servers.

Step 2: Hit the switch.
 

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The internet was invented as a countermeasure against the communications disruption caused by a nuclear strike from a foreign power. And then the government goes and disrupts all the communication. Odd.
 

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[citation][nom]Onus[/nom]The Syrian Government no doubt would like to slaughter a lot of its citizens (possibly as thoughtless "collateral damage"), and doesn't want word getting out until it's done.[/citation]

Exactly. Cut communications is a tactic to warfare. I am hoping the the Syrian people all the best!
 
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I can see it now. Wife goes out for a while. Hubby quickly grabs the lotion, drops pants, opens laptop, enters port tube.............what!? NOOOooooooOOOOOooooooOOO!

pulls out the old porn mags.
 

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[citation][nom]probe30[/nom]I can see it now. Wife goes out for a while. Hubby quickly grabs the lotion, drops pants, opens laptop, enters port tube.............what!? NOOOooooooOOOOOooooooOOO!pulls out the old porn mags.[/citation]

*AK-47 gunfire rip through the window, shortly followed by a cluster bomb landing in the middle of the living room and tearing you a new rear end, literally.*
 

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[citation][nom]Gundam288[/nom]WWI: Trench WarfareWWII: NukesWWIII: Cyber WarfareMakes me wonder what they will think up next.[/citation]

WW2: Nukes were used only twice and only at the very end of the war.

If anything WW2: was Aircraft carrier/tanks.
 

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i think alot of this has more to do with the attacks going on at the capital and the syrian government being out of cash, sounds like a major last ditch effort by assad is taking place and it's about to get brutally ruthless over there.
 

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[citation][nom]Gundam288[/nom]WWI: Trench WarfareWWII: NukesWWIII: Cyber WarfareMakes me wonder what they will think up next.[/citation]
drones
 

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The Illuminati have silenced the internet in Syria to cover for a major Reptid campaign against the middle east. Reptids are upset their ancestor's blood (oil) is being drilled so much to fuel American consumerism brought on by HAARP rays convincing them to drink gasoline. Their internet will be restored once the Illuminati sages seal the reptid portals up again.

At least my tinfoil hat will protect me.
 

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[citation][nom]f-14[/nom]i think alot of this has more to do with the attacks going on at the capital and the syrian government being out of cash, sounds like a major last ditch effort by assad is taking place and it's about to get brutally ruthless over there.[/citation]

He begged the Russians to donate some money to him a few months ago.
 
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