“At around 18:45 UTC OpenDNS resolvers saw a significant drop in traffic from Syria.
On closer inspection it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet.”
North Korea seems to show no signs of backing off the crazy lately. There was a government sponsored, pro-Kim Jong Un rally in Pyongyang that drew a hundred thousand people, forced to march and sing and pump their fists in olive drab uniforms, singing about how happy they would be to tear Americans limb from limb.
In its campaign to be the world’s biggest delusional dickholes, the North Korea government created a shitty video to show its population and the rest of the world what it will look like when it invades South Korea and kicks the shit out of Southern and American forces. Lulz.
Several days ago, rumors began to spread that NBC reporter Richard Engel (above center), Turkish reporter Aziz Akyavas (above left) and NBC photographer John Kooistra (above right) were being held captive inside Syria. After denying the reports as to not inflate their value to the kidnappers and further complicate the situation, NBC reported last night that the three had been freed and were now safely in Turkey.
Syrian government shuts down internet and cell service inside the country, could be a sign of shit about to hit the fan
Things have been rough in Syria for a while now, as the bloody civil war drags on between pro-Assad government forces and rebels trying to overthrow the current Syrian government. In a sign that a messy situation is about to get even messier, the Syrian government has shut down all internet service and most cell service inside the country.
After his post-Olympics shenanigans, Prince Harry will be returning to Afghanistan for a four month military tour, and the Taliban wants it to be known that they’ll be doing everything in their power to either capture or kill Captain Wales (Harry, like most British royalty, doesn’t have an official last name other than their title, which for him, is Prince Harry of Wales).
The Pentagon has used the Afghanistan’s National Military Hospital as an example of the successes in helping to rebuild that country. They’ve put a lot of time and money into trying to convince both Afghans and people around the world that they’re beginning to turn Afghanistan into a stable and successful nation, starting at this hospital. But the truth is that the National Military Hospital is every bit a nasty and incompetent and poorly run as any third world hospital.
When the Stuxnet worm started crippling power plants in Iran, the program was so advanced, it was obvious it didn’t come from script kiddies. Last year, it was more or less confirmed that Stuxnet was a joint project between the US and Israel and today the New York Times is reporting that it was ordered directly by Barack Obama.