HINKY: Major Telecomm Carrier Service Disruption During Wikileaks PSYCH

The major story coming out of the Wikileaks tease, as it’s been labelled, is that Julian Assange did not deliver.  No release of any information came Tuesday morning in the wee hours.  Nothing.  It was a nothing-burger, a global PSYCH! of boy who cried wolf proportions.

BUT, could it be that this was a test run just to see what would happen?  If so, it was pretty genius – and, a few American internet, cable and telecommunications providers, may well have fallen into a trap.  See, at the same time that Wikileaks was supposed to be releasing all the new info via livestream, there were massive service outages in the continental United States.

This is NBC/Comcast/Xfinity:


This is Time Warner Cable’s outage map.

time-warner-outageAll service was restored before dawn, but it is interesting that two major carriers just happened to quit working when Assange was supposed to be talking.

Amazingly at 5:13am EDT (USA) / 11:13am (Berlin) Julian Assange announced there would NOT be a specific release of anything related to Hillary Clinton at this event, and all of a sudden the outage issues cleared right up.

A few things to remember in this:

The majority of the mass media is owned by six corporations.  That’s all.  Even with the internet naming root files handed to a private corporation in Virginia last week, the corps that actually own the physical infrastructure – not the government – can still cut off access.  If this had been a government operation, they would have just pulled the plug.

Julian Assange more or less has a price on his head, and the Clinton regime is actively looking for a way to take him out.  Cutting off his mouthpiece is only the beginning.

Assange has never been known to just do what he says he’s going to.  If there is any sort of massive “October Surprise” it will be released when he’s darn ready and not a moment before.  Otherwise, the bluff of the last few weeks of him claiming to have new information will end up costing Assange big time in the “boy who cried wolf” sort of way.

Stay tuned.  If you can.  Those internet service providers can be tricky sorts.


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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.