MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
On Christmas morning, police responded to a “shots fired” call and came upon a strange RV that was close to an AT&T building on near Second Avenue and Commerce street. The police did not find any evidence of a shooting, so they called in the bomb squad. About 30 minutes later, the RV exploded after playing Petula Clark’s hit song “Downtown” and then a recorded message that said “If you can hear this message, please evacuate now.”
Police say that the RV arrived on Second Avenue North at 1:22 a.m. local time. The vehicle was situated outside an AT&T transmission building. The bomb, detonated at around 6:30 a.m., damaged the AT&T building.
The blast that had cybersecurity ramifications across the country, leaving millions of people digitally stranded without phone or internet connections, knocking 911 communications completely offline for entire cities, damaging hospital computer systems, silencing some government communications and blocking countless businesses from processing electronic payments.
The blast occurred in the vicinity of an AT&T building on Second Avenue in Nashville. This is not the same AT&T Corporate office building that has been called “The Batman Building.”
It is important that we separate the two buildings because the so-called Batman Building or the The AT&T Building formerly the South Central Bell Building and BellSouth Building, has been linked to Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus owned the building 2006 and then was immediately placed back on the market for resell, and in mid-2007 was sold to MTL Leasing LLC.
Owens was also the former Managing Director, Carlyle Group and he also hold board memberships with Ironline Compression Holdings Ltd and Cyberlink Inc.
Now while there has been a conspiracy theory being thrown out there that Dominion Voting machines were allegedly being audited at the AT&T site that was damaged. There really is no proof that there were any machines being placed there for audit, however, that does not mean that data streams relating to corruption in regards to Dominion were not compromised.
The blast zone covered a wide area. Everything form James Robertson Parkway, Fourth Avenue North, Broadway and the Cumberland River.
The building that was affected likely hosted internet backbone/backhaul services.
It is rumored that the Cumberland River cooling system was compromised due to internet outage and so most of the computer systems were fried.
The prevailing theory is that suspect Anthony Quinn Warner committed suicide. Remains that consisted mainly of brain matter and skull fragments along with a DNA swab from his mother was the only way pathologists could identify the 63 year old suspect.
Records show the Nashville bombing suspect’s late father worked for BellSouth—the company that merged with AT&T in 2006, before his death in July 2011 at age 78.
With a single blast, an apparent suicide bomber brought much of the United States’ digital world to its knees.
The attack on the Second Avenue AT&T Data Center accentuated how reliant society can be on a single corporate telecommunications system.
Among the known impacts of the blast were:
Many cities outside of Nashville lost 911 capabilities, forcing citizens to use local phone numbers instead. AT&T provides the emergency communications system to the state, which is overseen by the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board.
While Nashville’s own 911 system was not affected, according to an Office of Emergency Management spokesman, the city is an AT&T subscriber for its internet and cell phone services, including for the Metro Nashville Police Department. Additionally, state employees temporarily lost data access, including to email, in the aftermath of the blast.
Multiple hospital workers reported mass confusion following the blast because their computer and phone systems relied on AT&T networks. Frontline hospital staff switched to paper records, withstood long waits for lab results and faced major complications writing prescriptions and handling medical records.
Major corporations and small businesses alike lost access to credit card processing equipment that relied on AT&T.
Federal Aviation Administration communications at the Nashville airport were also affected, temporarily delaying flights on Christmas day and prompting air traffic control to use different air routes for some flights.
The most obvious impact was regular citizens and small business owners cut off from family, friends and work because of the blast at a time when the pandemic has left most people isolated at home and reliant on their digital connections.
Now what is most intriguing is that not only was the AT&T facility affected by the bombing but another data center called Sungard availability services was also in the area and most recently updated their website 0n December 26th to state that they are no longer affiliated with Sungard — that they are simply a Nashville Data Center.
The data center is a carrier neutral facility with connectivity to multiple Tier One backbones via carrier-diverse local loops. I think the reason why they updated their website so quickly is because this data center has some interesting connections.
SolarWinds, the company that fell victim to a devastating cyber-attack in March, and was recentky in the news about the Cyber data breach is owned by Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo. Until 2015, Silver Lake owned SunGard. This has now been made clear on the website. Only Silverlake and SolarWinds are not mentioned.
Silver Lake, a $75 billion investment firm with questionable ties to China, bought SunGard in 2005. In 2015, SolarWinds was purchased by Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo for $4.5 billion, according to the SolarWinds website.
Ten years later, Silver Lake sold SunGard to Fidelity National Information Services Inc. for nearly $11 billion in August 2015.
Silver Lake has recently come under fire for their questionable ties to the communist Chinese, who President Donald Trump suggested may be behind the SolarWinds cyber attack.
According to his biography on the Silver Lake website, Kenneth Hao “led the establishment of the firm’s offices in China and Japan and led Silver Lake’s investments in Alibaba Group” from 2008-2011.
Silver Lake also notes that “Hao currently serves as a director on the boards” of several companies, including SolarWinds.
Months before the SolarWinds cyber-attack, Thoma Bravo bought JD Power from a mysterious Chinese company called XIO Group for $1.88 billion in 2019.
According to the Washington Post, both Thoma Bravo and Silver Lake sold hundreds of millions of dollars in SolarWinds shares just days before the announcement of the SolarWinds breach, raising concerns about potential insider trading.
While the owners of SolarWinds’ connections to China certainly raise eyebrows, the SolarWinds company itself has extensive ties to China as well. SolarWinds partnered with M.Tech in May 2020 to expand business opportunities in China, just weeks after the company had been breached.
And as we reported a week ago Dominion Voting Systems does in fact use at least one of SolarWinds’ products.
From all of that we have an interesting correlation.
But we need to keep in mind that there has been an ongoing cyber war that has been happening since March and since then those who have been involved have become bolder in their actions. If Anthony Warner was a patsy in the scheme of this cyber war and the connections seem to fit, then this is just one of many ways the networks that keep things normal are about to bit by bit be torn down – the question is what will replace them?
There is certainly more to this onion as we peel away and while many will toil over election fraud and the possible attempt at trying to eliminate evidence by using a suicidal patsy on the deep state payroll – I have other revelations about how the World economic forum’s next agenda includes what is called a cyber-pandemic that is supposed to flush away old legacy systems to make way for new ones. The only way this can be done is to destroy our trust in the old internet in order to make way for a highly controlled one.
If you Google the World Economic Forum’s cyber pandemic, you will see that the next phase in the path to the great reset is to create a need for more cyber security which includes both a medical surveillance state, cashless society, and a militarized surveillance apparatus for the entire planet.
According to what is called “agenda setting” the World Economic forum’s website says: COVID-19 has highlighted the interconnectedness and interdependencies of our digital infrastructure as well as key breaking points for cooperation. A global cyberattack would be very disruptive in the current environment. Are we ready for it? How can the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic be used to prepare for future shocks?
If lockdowns were successful in ruining economies – how does cyber crime ruins the lives of those who have now been forced into the new normal of telecommuting and interconnectedness online?
There is a sophisticated system of control and there are many intelligence hubs that can be targets in this cyber war. While these systems can be rebuilt, the information they contain can all disappear and be replaced with revised information.
There are worldwide data hubs that host global internet communications.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of these facilities worldwide. They work with each other to distribute the world’s internet traffic. If there is a disruption anywhere along this complex network, we would see modern life as we know it change dramatically.
While the system is designed to absorb the impact of failure at a few of these hubs, a chain reaction could cause a domino effect where the systems we count on for life giving resources would be limited if not dismantled permanently.
An estimated 99 percent of the world’s intercontinental internet traffic is transported through hundreds of giant fiber optic cables hidden beneath the world’s oceans. A large portion of the data and communications that pass across the cables is routed at one point through the U.S., partly because of the country’s location situated between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and partly because of the pre-eminence of American internet companies, which provide services to people globally.
The NSA calls this predicament “home field advantage” – a kind of geographic good fortune. This means that a mountain of information from everywhere in the world takes the cheapest path; not the direct path so that information usually flows through the United States and can be targeted or flagged.
Once the internet traffic arrives on U.S. soil, it is processed by American companies. And that is why, for the alphabet agencies like the CIA and NSA AT&T is so indispensable. The company claims it has one of the world’s most powerful networks, the largest of its kind in the U.S. AT&T routinely handles masses of emails, phone calls, and internet chats. As of March 2018, some 197 petabytes of data – the equivalent of more than 49 trillion pages of text, or 60 billion average-sized mp3 files – traveled across its networks every business day.
Under a Ronald Reagan-era presidential directive – Executive Order 12333 – the NSA has what it calls “transit authority,” which it says enables it to eavesdrop on “communications which originate and terminate in foreign countries, but traverse U.S. territory.” That could include, for example, an email sent by a person in France to a person in Mexico, which on its way to its destination was routed through a server in California. According to the NSA’s documents, it was using AT&T’s networks as of March 2013 to gather some 60 million foreign-to-foreign emails every day, 1.8 billion per month.
Think of all the information that these hubs carry and then think about what happened on Christmas morning in Nashville. There was not just one intelligence hub targeted –but two and both have ties to the companies that have had data breaches that have affected the infrastructure of the United States.
It’s going to take months to kick elite hackers out of the U.S. government networks they have been quietly rifling through since as far back as March in Washington’s worst cyberespionage attack on record.
Experts say there simply are not enough skilled threat-hunting teams to duly identify all the government and private-sector systems that may have been hacked. FireEye, the cybersecurity company that discovered the intrusion into U.S. agencies and was among the victims, has already tallied dozens of casualties.
It is racing to identify more.
The massive state-sponsored espionage campaign that compromised software maker SolarWinds also targeted Microsoft, as the unfolding investigation into the hacking spree reveals the incident may have been far wider in scope, sophistication, and impact than previously thought.
News of Microsoft’s compromise was first reported by Reuters, which also said the company’s own products were then used to strike other victims by leveraging its cloud offerings, citing people familiar with the matter.
At first Microsoft denied the threat actor had infiltrated its production systems to stage further attacks against its customers.
Characterizing the hack as “a moment of reckoning,” Microsoft president Brad Smith said it has notified over 40 customers located in Belgium, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Spain, the UAE, the UK, and the US that were singled out by the attackers. 44% of the victims are in the information technology sector, including software firms, IT services, and equipment providers.
The World Economic Forum issued a statement entitled “After reading, writing and arithmetic, the 4th ‘r’ of literacy is cyber-risk.” While the title is not so clever it does list the vulnerabilities we face with cyber warfare through 2025.
According To the WEF, the increased internet use during the pandemic has increased our vulnerability to cybercrime. Most governments’ cybersecurity strategies overlook the importance of continued education. The most successful countries have long-term cybersecurity action plans and dedicated institutions.
For decades, governments have increased their cybersecurity budgets for national defense, but not invested enough to teach citizens adequate cyber-skills despite our growing reliance on the internet. This stance has contributed to cyberattacks becoming one of the fastest growing crimes, costing an estimated $600 billion globally in 2017.
The WEF continues to report that the situation has become even more pressing during the pandemic as our reliance on the internet has grown. Millions of people globally now depend on it for work, school, health, and basic services. Yet many do not understand the risks and lack the skills to keep themselves, their communities and their employers safe.
They recommend that Governments improve cybersecurity by using the same strategies introduced to make driving safer. Just as governments mandate airbags and sensors in cars, they should require building more secure digital devices. Just as drivers and passengers are taught how to wear seat belts and to follow the rules of the road, citizens should be taught how to safely navigate the internet highway.
This means more restrictions – restrictions that certainly will prevent freedom of movement on the internet.
Many federal workers and others in the private sector must presume that unclassified networks are teeming with spies.
SolarWinds’ customers include most Fortune 500 companies, and it’s U.S. government clients are rich with generals and spymasters. They are also tied to Dominion Voting machines. They also have degress of separation with AT&T in Nashville and Sungard – two intel hubs that were in the zone of the bombing on Christmas morning.
Nashville’s Mayor said on Sunday he believed that the attack appeared to be an “infrastructure attack” on the AT&T building there amid reports the suspect was paranoid about 5G networks spying on Americans. However, Anthony Warner really had no internet presence and was not into politics—the 5G narrative is merely a theory as there was no real motive or any note or manifesto – but of course these things can be created to throw people of the trail of the other connections that these intel hubs have.
Several media outlets have been reporting as fact that Warner was heavy into conspiracy theories. They have gone as gar as to say that he blew up the AT&T building as an act of revenge because his father died of dementia at 78 years old and that Warner blames it on exposure to 5G. Mobile 5G rollouts did not really begin until 2018 and in 2019 it was launched in Nashville. So how is this theory even getting momentum is beyond me. I was also playing with the idea that the name of the suspect seems a bit convenient. Anthony Quinn Warner, when jumbled in a scrabble anagram you find the words Anon Q and Warn – or A Warning to QAnon. Even though there is absolutely no proof Warner was a 5G conspiracy nut and that he believed in Aliens, the mainstream media is running with the story. Some are even christening him the MAGA Bomber.
Assuming that Anthony Warner was the perpetrator, it is obvious that he was not acting alone, nor will this be an isolated incident.
How this guy manages to get everything needed for that huge explosion, and no alarms went off during his gathering of all the chemicals and devices is certainly worthy of investigation.
The whole incident in Nashville struck me as a sort of X-Files scenario. I immediately thought of the scene in the X-Files film where a Federal building in Dallas is blown up in order to hide evidence of alien incursion – it is also quite creepy that in the 10th season of the X-files there is an episode called Home Again directed by Glen Morgan where a woman is killed by a mutant man while we hear the sing Downtown playing in the back ground—and coincidentally it is the same lyrics that allegedly were played from the RV.
When you’re alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go downtown
When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know downtown— The lights are much brighter there / You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and Go Downtown.
X-Files fans will know that Glen Morgan also directed the episode called Home where inbred Mutant freaks murder a Sherriff and his wife while Johnny Mathis is being heard singing “Wonderful Wonderful” on the radio.
There have been rumors on the internet that the photo of Warner was taken from thispersondoesnotexist.com however it would be difficult to find as each time you refresh it generates a new face that allegedly was created by Artificial
My only question is there is no more word on why shots were heard being fired before the incident and why—was Warner shot before the explosion? Was it self-inflicted or did someone else shoot him and left him in the RV?
Would this mean that there were more people involved—was he on the radar of the FBI as are all lone wolf suspects in cases such as these?
Meanwhile, in a story that was reminiscent of the Ryder Truck scares that happened after the Oklahoma city bombing – the driver of a box truck playing Petula Clark’s Downtown on loudspeakers was arrested on a rural road in Tennessee.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said no explosives were found in a suspicious box truck that was playing audio similar to that used in the Nashville explosion.
The sheriff’s office said the truck traveled into Wilson County, prompting a highway to shut down.
The driver, 33-year-old James Turgeon of Holly Grove Road near Murfreesboro was charged with two counts of felony filing a false report and one count of tampering with evidence.
This must have been some prior offense because there were no details as to why he was charged with these crimes.
It all started Sunday morning when RCSO dispatchers got a call saying the truck was playing audio similar to the RV that exploded on Christmas Day while parked at Crossroads Market in Walter Hill.
“During the course of the investigation, it was revealed Turgeon made a similar announcement at Kings Chapel Independent Missionary Baptist Church at Jefferson Pike and Dunaway Chapel Road while church was in service,” RCSO Detective Sgt. Steve Craig said.
There were no explosives in the vehicle.
So this raises all sorts of red flags about the song being a possible decoy or that the song “Downtown” – a trigger for an MK-ULTRA sleeper assassin in some LARP or Live action role play.
In the wake of the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Timothy McVeigh, convicted of the bombing, was examined by John Douglas of the FBI’s Psychological Profile Unit, who determined that McVeigh was “an easily controlled and manipulated personality.”
A programmed sleeper – just like Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, Sirhan Sirhan, and others.
The CIA insists that MK–ULTRA-type experiments have been abandoned, although Canadian investigative journalist Elizabeth Nickson (whose mother had been a subject) claims that they continue today under a different set of acronyms. Victor Marchetti, who had held several positions at the CIA before resigning in 1969, stated in 1992 that the CIA routinely conducted disinformation campaigns and that CIA mind control research continued. He called the claim that the program had been abandoned a cover story.
If this act was politically motivated, we need to consider that the real danger in America will come when Americans from both sides of the political divide stop talking and start erecting extremely dangerous barriers around their political belief systems.
The media will exploit this and soon there will be more bombings and more shootings, which would justify more elaborate cyber security systems. But like everything else an emergency situation or crisis gives governments the right to abuse their power and so we have to consider that they will create more emergencies, so they don’t lose their grip on that power.