Keith Alexander really IS a pariah

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 11:48 am by George Smith

In twenty years of writing about computer and national security issues, I’ve never anyone from the top of the US military quite as grasping as former NSA director, Keith Alexander. He’s redefined retiring from service at a whole new level. And I know of no military men, or directors of any intelligence agency, to claim […]


Quotable Keith Alexander

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 12:34 pm by George Smith

It didn’t come out quite the way he wanted it to. But it sure sounded good to the stenographer. From Politico: Gen. Keith Alexander, who resigned from the NSA/CyberCom earlier this year, on his move to the private sector: “It wasn’t me saying, ‘Wow, I can go make a lot of money doing A, B, […]


CyberGuardian of Banksters, Keith Alexander, on the move

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 10:11 am by George Smith

It’s a good gig and it’s apparently working. Former NSA director, Keith Alexander, the 1 million dollar a month consultant on cyberdefense, is convincing banks they ought to pay him protection money so they don’t lose money to cyberwar. From Bloomberg: Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave […]


Keith Alexander Posable Action Figure

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 4:13 pm by George Smith

NSA Spy Kit — by Fiore. Getting his ticket punched at an arms manufacturer in 2014 won’t come too soon. Do watch it. When you’re a regular caricature in editorial cartoons and animation, there’s no room for delusion about legacy and how the agency’s work is broadly misunderstood.


Keith, American CyberWarPimp, and the hack of the big Banksters

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 12:50 pm by George Smith

On the cybersecurity for the benefit of the 0.1 percent beat, earlier this week on a story about JP Morgan Chase being hacked, allegedly by the Russians, probably criminals: Former NSA/U.S. Cyber Command chief and cybersecurity consultant Keith Alexander said the success of such an attack highlights just how “vulnerable??? the U.S. financial sector is, […]


Goodbye General Keith

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 12:28 pm by George Smith

A fair career summary. Straight from the NSA: The ongoing cyber-thefts [by China] from the networks of public and private organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, represent the greatest transfer of wealth in human history. The 60 Minutes public relations tour: John Miller: Could a foreign country tomorrow topple our financial system? Gen. Keith Alexander: I […]


General Keith Shoeshine wants information sharing

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, Shoeshine at 1:07 pm by George Smith

… except when he doesn’t. The US national security megaplex has set up a system rife with internal contradictions. As a consequence it has no firm ground to stand on when making arguments about what is and is not appropriate conduct by other nations. And so it is with the shoeshine of cyberwar. NSA director […]


‘Cyberwar is Bullshit’ Took long enough

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, The Corporate Bund at 1:37 pm by George Smith

A very young person named Russell Brandom at clickbait news site, The Verge, has discovered this is so. He’s figured out, rightly, that cybersecurity in the US, and — in general, and among its toadies in the West, is solely for protecting the shit of the 1 percent. Former NSA director Keith Alexander, the million […]


Fear is US

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, War On Terror, Why the World Doesn't Need US at 8:37 am by George Smith

Yesterday, the Prez, addressing 9/11: “As Americans, we don’t give in to fear, ever.” Look, I like the man. He had to say something that at least sounded like it had some gravity and truth but this is too unfortunate a stretch. From the wire: “[7 out of 10] of Americans are worried about the […]


Bombing Paupers at home and abroad

Posted in Bombing Paupers, Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, War On Terror, WhiteManistan at 2:48 pm by George Smith

This, from a comment rescue, on the American way of establishing order. For as long as the blog has been around, as long as you have, for the last 20 years the national security strategy has been about only one thing: Using overwhelming technology in weaponry and money to beat the poverty stricken, around the […]

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