Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Alleged Cyber Attacks Are Setting The Stage For More Authoritarian Internet Controls

By Lee Rogers
The number of alleged cyber attacks on high profile government, military and corporate entities is getting increasingly out of control.  Although we could question if some of these so-called cyber attacks are real or fake all day long, what we do know is that these claims are being used to justify an increasing amount of authoritarian control over the Internet.  It is starting to appear as if the stage is being set for some sort of manufactured technological related event that will give the establishment the perfect excuse to implement their desired controls.  It would be fair to compare what's happening now from a cyber security standpoint to what happened prior to the 9/11 attacks where relatively minor terror events throughout the 1990s set the stage for the big event.  The staged 9/11 attacks have of course been used to bring in a vast number of anti-freedom measures in the name of security.

Before we go any further, let's take a look at some of these so-called cyber attacks that have occurred recently.

IMF Hit by Cyber Attack

Google, Citing Cyber Attack Threatens To Exit China

UK Government Under Cyber Attack Says Chancellor

Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity Hacked

Wikileaks Supporters Attack Mastercard Site

These are just a small number of the recently reported cyber attacks or hacks that are said to have taken place.  These events have prompted numerous calls from U.S. government officials claiming that billions of dollars needs to be spent on cyber security.  We have even seen the U.S. government allude to the possibility that a cyber attack against them could be used as justification for military intervention against another country.  Keep in mind that staging a cyber attack is much easier than staging a fake terror attack like what we saw on September 11th, 2001.  All the U.S. government would have to do is intentionally pull the plug on a number of their critical systems and then place the blame on whoever they feel the need to attack.  There is a very dangerous precedent being set here and unfortunately it looks as if the foundation for this narrative has been in the works for quite sometime now.

Although there is no guarantee that a major cyber related event will happen, it is obvious that a storyline involving cyber attacks, hackers and its importance to national security is being formulated by the corporate media and government bureaucrats.  The combination of these previously alleged cyber attacks and the rhetoric coming from the U.S. government pertaining to these events is very disturbing and indicates that a staged cyber attack is certainly a card that they might be getting ready to play.

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