DOD Blocks NSA Leak Chatter From Entire Computer Network
Edward Snowden, former NSA and CIA technical contractor responsible for leaking “classified intelligence programs, including the interception of US and European telephone metadata and the PRISM and Tempora Internet surveillance programs” to the The Guardian (London) according to sources, has done well at capturing the attention of the American people and others worldwide.
OpEdBy Shepard Ambellas
June 28, 2013
The cat is now out of the bag so to speak. However, as a country we are not out of the woods yet.
The establishment has seized on the moment. The whole Snowden leak can be used as a great opportunity to program the masses.
It shouldn’t surprise you that your government would spy on you, your private communications, logging your body print, biometric signatures, and don’t forget face and gate recognition technologies.
After all, you have heard people say this for years, you knew they were watching. Although with the new Snowden leak, staged or not, the establishment is programing the masses. They are telling us that, yes indeed we are being spied on by our government, but it’s for our safety. As with everything else, this is how it always starts.
Look at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), ever since the attacks on the World Trade Center complex in September of 2001, they have been crawling around airports, bus terminals, and even high school proms.
But why all of the security in the name of terror when more people die in car accidents each year? If one were to run a comparison we would find that car accidents are a much worse problem then terror attacks. In fact we ought to be focusing our resources on making vehicular travel safer, rather than locking down America in the name of terror.
In 2011, there were 32, 367 deaths reported in the United States caused by traffic accidents. This number clearly outweighs the number of deaths in the US per year by terror attacks.
In fact, here is a list of some of the largest terror attacks from 1921 on, and the number of fatalities incurred according to the JohnStoneArchive.net:
The 9/11 attacks are number 34; numbers 35-67 are post-9/11 strikes. The deadliest strikes were numbers 34, 58, 5, 44, 10, and 20. Strikes in Iraq since the U.S. invasion in 2003 are numbers 37-38, 41, 43, 45-47, 50-55, 57-58, 62-63, and 65-66.
- 13 Dec 1921: bombing of Bolgard palace in Bessarabia (modern Moldova) (100)
- 16 Apr 1925: bombing of cathedral in Sophia, Bulgaria (160)
- 18 May 1973: mid-air bombing of Aeroflot airliner, Siberia (100)
- 4 Dec 1977: crash of hijacked Malaysian airliner near Malaysia (100)
- 20 Aug 1978: arson of theater in Abadan, Iran (477)
- 20 Nov-5 Dec 1979: hostage taking at Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (includes 87 terrorists killed) (240)
- 23 Sep 1983: crash of Gulf Air flight following mid-air bombing over the UAE (112)
- 23 Oct 1983: truck bombings of U.S. Marine and French barracks, Beirut, Lebanon (301)
- 14 May 1985: armed attack on crowds in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (150)
- 23 Jun 1985: mid-air bombing of Air India flight off Ireland, and attempted bombing of second flight in Canada (331)
- 18 Apr 1987: roadway ambush near Alut Oya, Sri Lanka (127)
- 21 Apr 1987: bombing of bus depot in Columbo, Sri Lanka (106)
- 29 Nov 1987: mid-air bombing of Korean Air flight near Burma (115)
- 21 Dec 1988: mid-air bombing of Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland (270)
- 19 Sep 1989: mid-air bombing of French UTA flight near Bilma, Niger (171)
- 27 Nov 1989: mid-air bombing of Avianca flight in Bogota, Columbia (110)
- 3 Aug 1990: armed attack at two mosques in Kathankudy, Sri Lanka (140)
- 13 Aug 1990: armed attack at mosque in Eravur, Sri Lanka (122)
- 2 Oct 1990: crash of hijacked PRC airliner in Guangzhou, PRC (132)
- 12 Mar 1993: 15 bombings in Bombay, India (317)
- 22 Sep 1993: crash of airliner struck by missile in Sukhumi, Georgia (106)
- 19 Apr 1995: truck bombing of federal building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (169)
- 14-19 June 1996: hostage taking in Budennovsk, Russia, and two failed rescue attempts (143)
- 23 Nov 1996: crash of hijacked Ethiopian Air flight off Comoros (127)
- 29 Aug 1997: attacks at Sidi Moussa and Hais Rais, Algeria (238)
- 22 Sep 1997: attack at Ben Talha, Algeria (277)
- 30 Dec 1997: attack at Ami Moussa, Algeria (272)
- 4 Jan 1998: attacks at Had Chekala, Remka, and Ain Tarik, Algeria (172)
- 11 Jan 1998: attack on movie theater and mosque at Sidi Hamed, Algeria (103)
- 8 Aug 1998: truck bombings of U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Saalam, Tanzania (303)
- 13 Sep 1999: bombing of apartment building in Moscow, Russia (130)
- 31 Oct 1999: intentional crash of Egypt Air flight off Massachusetts, USA, by pilot (217)
- 10 Aug 2001: attack on train south of Luanda, Angola (152)
- 11 Sep 2001: crashing of hijacked planes into World Trade Center, New York City, New York, Pentagon in Alexandria, Virginia, and site in Pennsylvania, USA (2,993)
- 12 Oct 2002: car bombing outside nightclub in Kuta, Indonesia (202)
- 26 Oct 2002: hostage taking and attempted rescue in theater in Moscow, Russia (includes 41 terrorists killed) (170)
- 29 Aug 2003: car bombing outside mosque in Najaf, Iraq (125)
- 1 Feb 2004: two suicide bombings of political party offices in Irbil, Iraq (109)
- 21 Feb 2004: armed attack and arson at refugee camp, Uganda (239)
- 27 Feb 2004: bombing and fire on ferry near Manila, Philippines (118)
- 2 Mar 2004: multiple suicide bombings at shrines in Kadhimiya and Karbala, Iraq (188)
- 11 Mar 2004: bombings of four trains in Madrid, Spain (191)
- 24 Jun 2004: multiple bombings and armed attacks in several cities in Iraq (103)
- 1-3 Sep 2004: hostage taking at school in Beslan, Russia (includes 30 terrorists killed) (366)
- 28 Feb 2005: car bombing outside medical clinic in Hilla, Iraq (135)
- 14 Sep 2005: multiple suicide bombings and shooting attacks in Baghdad, Iraq (182)
- 5 Jan 2006: bombings in Karbala, Ramadi, and Baghdad, Iraq (124)
- 11 Jul 2006: multiple bombings on commuter trains in Mumbai, India (200)
- 16 Oct 2006: truck bombing of military convoy near Habarana, Sri Lanka (103)
- 23 Nov 2006: multiple car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq (202)
- 22 Jan 2007: multiple bombings in Baghdad area, Iraq (101)
- 3 Feb 2007: truck bombing in market place in Baghdad, Iraq (137)
- 6 Mar 2007: two bombings and other attacks on pilgrims, Hilla, Iraq (137)
- 27 Mar 2007: two truck bombings in Tal Afar, Iraq (152)
- 18 Apr 2007: bombings in Baghdad, Iraq (193)
- 3-10 Jul 2007: hostage taking and subsequent storming of mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan (102)
- 7 Jul 2007: bombings in Baghdad and Armili, Iraq (182)
- 14 Aug 2007: multiple truck bombings in Al-Qataniyah and Al-Adnaniyah, Iraq (520)
- 18 Oct 2007: bombing of motorcade in Karachi, Pakistan (137)
- 17 Feb 2008: bombing at dogfighting festival in Kandahar, Afghanistan (105)
- 26-29 Nov 2008: multiple gun and grenade attacks and hostage takings in Mumbai, India (174)
- 19 Aug 2009: multiple bombings at government sites in Baghdad, Iraq (102)
- 25 Oct 2009: two vehicle bombings at government buildings in Baghdad, Iraq (155)
- 28 Oct 2009: bombing at marketplace in Pakistan (118)
- 8 Dec 2009: five car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq (127)
- 10 May 2010: multiple bombings in Hilla, Basra, al-Suwayra, and other cities, Iraq (102)
- 20 Jan 2012: multiple bombings in Kano, Nigeria (178)
Now, even though this NSA surveillance of the American people was leaked and we all know about it; we are learning to live with it and accept it. Nothing is going to change. The movies out of Hollywood you have been watching for years showed us the police state. They showed us our future, exactly how it would be. Films like “The Running Man”, “Demolition Man”, and others depict exactly that.
However, there must be some validity to Edward Snowden as the Department of Defense (DOD) has blocked all information (news) pertaining to the spying scandal from appearing on any of the DOD’s network wide computer systems. In fact USNews.com reported, “Any website that runs information that the Department of Defense still considers classified” is affected, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart told U.S. News in a phone interview.
According to Pickart, news websites that re-report information first published by The Guardian or other primary sources are also affected.
“If that particular website runs an article that our filters determine has classified information… the particular content on that website will remain inaccessible,” he said.
Pickart said the blackout affects “millions” of computers on “all Department of Defense networks and systems.”
This signifies that the DOD is actually scarred that the information has made it into the hands of the general public and they likely don’t wan’t any of their employees browsing at work.
Shepard Ambellas is the founder & director of Intellihub.com (a popular alternative news website), researcher, investigative journalist, radio talk show host, activist, and filmmaker.