When will you be able to get information ONLY from Fox News and CNN?
In answer to the question posed in the title, perhaps, if the Pentagon has its way, when the first bombs drop on the nuclear facilities in Iran.
Imagine, you log on to OPEDNews and within minutes your computer goes blank, and you cannot connect to the Internet. Where will you find out what is happening? Will you try to reload your operating system suspecting a virus attack from a hacker in a distant land? And during the time it takes to reload, several hundred bunker busting bombs and missiles have devastated large areas of Iran. Your computer still cannot connect to the Internet, so you turn on the TV and find that all over the news is stock footage of planes taking off from aircraft carriers and missile launches as in the ‘shock and awe’ of the Iraq invasion.
How could you find out what is really going on – like the inevitable retaliations of the Iran regime to strike back at Israel and US forces in the Gulf region?
Short answer – you can’t.
It would be a news black out, courtesy of the Pentagon, similar to the ‘embedded’ journalists of the Iraq invasion but with much more control of what you are allowed to know.
“According to Wired defense analyst Noah Shachtman,
The Air Force wants a suite of hacker tools, to give it "access" to -- and "full control" of -- any kind of computer there is. And once the info warriors are in, the Air Force wants them to keep tabs on their "adversaries' information infrastructure completely undetected.”...”
“Nearly a decade ago, NATO forces dropped what was described as a graphite "blackout bomb," the BLU-114/B "soft-bomb" on Belgrade and other cities during its aggressive war against the remnants of the former Yugoslavia--with devastating effects. Marty Mclaughlin wrote:
A particularly dangerous consequence of the long-term power blackout is the damage to the water systems in many Yugoslav cities, which are dependent on pumping stations run by electrical power. Novi Sad, a city of 300,000 which is the capital of the Vojvodina province of Serbia, has been without running water for eight days, according to residents. Families have been compelled to get water from the Danube River to wash and operate the toilet, and a handful of wells to provide drinking water.
Sewage treatment plants have also been shut down, with the result that raw, untreated sewage has begun to flow into the network of rivers that feed into the Danube, central Europe's most important waterway. ("Wall Street celebrates stepped-up bombing of Serbia," World Socialist Web Site, May 5, 1999)”
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