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As War Looms Iran Hits Kill Switch, Cuts Access To Millions

By Alexander Higgins

Iran has hits their internet kill switch, cutting access to millions of people, in an effort to prevent a psychological warfare campaign ahead of an imminent U.S. invasion.

As rhetorical between Iran and the west escalates, all indications point to an imminent U.S. led invasion. Any such invasion will be coupled with unconventional warfare including cyber attacks, propaganda campaigns, and psychological warfare which of course will utilize the Internet as an attack channel.

To counter any such operations, Iran has hit their internet kill switch today which has left their millions of citizens without access to Gmail, Yahoo and other email services as well as Facebook and other social networking sites.

The cut also coincides with protests scheduled Saturday to mark anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution. Unconfirmed reports suggest that that intelligence operatives will try to take advantage of the situation to incite unrest. The U.S. and their western allies are accused of using social networking tools to aggravate protests in Eqypt, Libya, and Syria and other nations that have partaken in the Arab Spring revolution.

CNET reports:

Iran cuts off Internet access

“Iran has cut off access to the Internet, leaving millions of people without access to email and social networks.

A source inside the country confirmed this morning that Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo email are no longer available. Ditto for Facebook. So far, the government has not made any announcement about the service interruption.”

“Last month the country’s information minister told the Islamic Republic News Agency that a firewalled national Internet would soon become operational. There was no word on when the government might plan to throw the switch on what essentially would be a vast “intranet,” but it could happen any day. And that prospect has cyber activists in Iran concerned. It would give the government a hand up in its cyber cat-and-mouse battle with opponents.”

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Source: CNET News

Yesterday U.S. official admitted that Israel runs the terrorist group The Peoples Mujahideen  and has used the group to  conduct a series of bombings assassinations and other terrorists attacks in Iran. Killing the internet will help prevent the operatives of the organization inside Iran from communicating with governments outside of Iran to coordinate future attacks as the war unfolds.

U.S. Officials: Terrorist Group Ran By Israel Behind Iran Bombings

 

U.S. officials tell NBC Israel runs a terrorist organization known to conduct bombings, unconventional warfare, and targeted assassinations throughout the Middle East.

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Background on the build up to War:

Obama Invokes NDAA Declaring Threat From Iran A National Emergency
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NDAA Trojan Unleashed – Massive Military Drone Deployment In U.S. Airspace
Despite promises the 2012 NDAA did not apply to military operations on U.S. soil or against American Citizens, a massive military drone deployment into U.S airspace has been approved by Congress.

Media Making Emergency Preparations To Cover War With Iran
Major western news outlets, including FOX, CBS, NBC and Reuters, rent rooftops, prepare emergency broadcast infrastructure, and deploy senior producers to Israel to cover war with Iran.

Diplomats Order Gas Masks As Embassies In Israel Prepare For Iran Strike
Diplomats stationed in Israel request gas masks, prepare contingency plans in case of missile attacks; envoys fear that thousands of dual-citizenship Israelis will seek evacuation

Iran Training Thousands Of Female Ninjas Ahead Of Inevitable War
Following President Obama’;s declaring the threat of Iran a National Emergency, the MSM media is running reports Iran is training thousand of female ninja assassins.

U.S. Officials: Terrorist Group Ran By Israel Behind Iran Bombings
U.S. officials tell NBC Israel runs a terrorist organization known to conduct bombings, unconventional warfare, and targeted assassinations throughout the Middle East.

Syria: Exposing The Lies Behind The Campaign To Invade Iran
A breakdown of videos examining “peaceful” Syria protestors armed with military grade Israeli weapons attacking the police, staging videos of “dead protestors”, and the real story of what is happening in Syria.

Eye Opener: The Hypocrisy Of US Outrage Over The China / Russia UN Syria Veto
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Syria Activists In Photos: Peaceful Protestors or Armed Terrorists?
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U.S. Official Warns “International Militarization” Of Syria Growing Closer
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U.S. Arms Shipment Destined For Al-Qaeda In Syria Seized In Lebanon
Lebanon officials have seized a cargo plane full of U.S. guns, ammunition and Intel destined for Al-Qaeda operatives operating in Syria posing to be peaceful protestors.

U.S. Arms Being Smuggled To Syria As Special Forces Direct Rebel Attacks
Following a wave of rebel bombings on Syria cities, reports reveal British special forces are coordinating rebel attacks which are being fueled by U.S. smuggled through Turkey

200 Wounded By Wave of Syria Rebel Bombings In Aleppo
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“Peaceful protestors” in A TANK attack government checkpoint in Syria
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Reid Sneaks SOPA Back Into Senate With New Name
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Syria: White House preaches peace, Pentagon preps for war, CIA Smuggles Arms
As the White House is publicly saying no to arming opposition and other military involvement in the Syrian conflict the Pentagon is preparing for war as the CIA continues to arm the rebels

Iran Deploys 15,000 Troops To Syria
Syria Reports 15,000 Elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Soldiers Trained In Unconventional Warfare, Have Arrived To Help Assad Crush The Violent Uprising.

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