Feds take down $1.2 billion crimnal internet market place

looking around stumbled across this on fox news site read it and was a little disturbed towards the end of the article. http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/10/02/feds-shut-down-12-billion-criminal-internet-marketplace/

somehow i'm not surprized, but I wonder how it could get taken down if it's a .onion

I knew what the silk road was for awhile, and even the hidden wiki, but I had no idea the government had the balls to shut it down!

Why not? You just need to get your hands on their machines, (edit: to take the site down i mean)

The gov't. - or at least the NSA - has the balls to spy on each and every one of us, whenever it chooses, without warrant or oversight.  Doesn't surprise me in the least that Silk Road was in their crosshairs.