US exceptionalism

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 6:16 pm by George Smith

Keep calm and breathe from a paper bag. It will all be over soon. You’re making 250k a year and it will be a lot more when you get out.

Quote from TechNewsDaily, back in 2011 when the Obama administration was setting the stage for increasing US militarization in cyberspace:

“The U.S. always reserves the right to overdo things. That’s the legacy of the last 10 years,” [George Smith] said. “And to the world at large, it’s viewed as a nation that sees every potential problem as a nail to be hit with the hammer of the military and/or security contractors.”

So could Smith think of any possible cyberattack that would warrant military response? Blacking out the entire Eastern Seaboard? Opening the floodgates on the Hoover Dam?

“I’m not really in the business of making predictions, particularly here. Too many variables, and the intelligence on such matters is always fuzzy,” Smith replied. “I’m going with a conservative ‘no.'”

There’s no putting the US’s cyberwar toothpaste back in the tube.

Keep calm and breathe from a paper bag, national security shoeshiners, this will be over by August and you’ll be able to go back to dictation to the newspapers on all the awful things China and Iran are up to.

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