From the UnThink Tanks

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 1:35 pm by George Smith

Why people should pay no attention at all when someone from a famous American think tank is offering wisdom: Instead of focusing on what we need to learn, we’ve instead fed on hype that fuels fears but doesn’t solve problems. For instance, Americans have repeatedly been told by government leaders and media pundits that cyber […]


End of year roll call of the intelligence insulting / stupid

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, WhiteManistan at 10:47 am by George Smith

60 Minutes, infamously: John Miller: Could a foreign country tomorrow topple our financial system? Gen. Keith Alexander: I believe that a foreign nation could impact and destroy major portions of our financial system, yes. John Miller: How much of it could we stop? Gen. Keith Alexander: Well, right now it would be difficult to stop […]


DD’s Law

Posted in Bioterrorism, Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, Ricin Kooks, War On Terror at 3:11 pm by George Smith

After more than 20 years of writing on specialized matters in national security, I’ve come up with a theorem that works on all things American. The megastructure that now makes the national security a commodity has completely warped the thinking of Americans, from the top to the bottom. So much so that it’s evident and […]


Touching off cyberwar

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

For about a year I’ve been saying the US has touched off cyberwar on the Internet. When it deployed Stuxnet into the Iranian nuclear program and continued to write and deploy malware for that purpose it ignited a clandestine battle. Stuxnet could not be restricted or contained, as has always been the case with computer […]


Today’s dose of cyberwar stupid, courtesy — students!

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 1:03 pm by George Smith

Because President Obama will be meeting China’s premier, Xi Jinping, will be meeting in southern California this week, count on the press to deluge everyone with pieces on the latter country’s cyberespionage, always said to be stealing our economic future, precious military designs, and everything. Today the New York Times fulfills the role by finding […]


Fundraiser — a basic plea

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 1:32 pm by George Smith

Bigger. See the headline. It is truly about budgets: The president’s, ours — as a nation, and mine. Implied in the wire service headline and text is one of the big lies of our time: The idea that cyberwar, waged by nations or groups, can switch off the United States. It has grown and metastasized […]


One official dissenter

Posted in Cyberterrorism, Shoeshine at 3:54 pm by George Smith

If there’s a Congressional hearing on cyberwar always view it as a scripted exercise, one in which the “experts” are carefully chosen to throw a scare into laymen. Such was the case with House meetings on the matter last week. An Albany Tribune piece on one meeting collects the fear-mongering: Computer attacks on South Korea […]



Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 1:39 pm by George Smith

Readers will have noticed much of national security has taken an extended holiday. Cyberwar took off for a long time because the people who love to talk about it and make all the claims planted in the news, the upper tier, were enjoying Xmas and a few extra weeks sipping champagne in their chalets. Al […]


Mr. Cyberwar-Shoeshine

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 9:24 am by George Smith

There’s no place safe from electronic Pearl Harbor, not even lowly Huntsville, Alabama. Or rather, there’s no place the plutocrat cutpurses and their shoeshine boys in the national cyberwar industry find too small if there are taxpayer dollars to be taken off the rubes. Infamous cyberwar-shoeshine man, Mike McConnell, picked up his check from the […]


The Cult of Cyberwar and Iran (continued)

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, War On Terror at 1:15 pm by George Smith

I just got off the telephone with the BBC. And this was because, overnight, the news media had renewed its interest in the ongoing denial of service nuisance attacks against major banks in the US. Excerpted, from NBC, last night: Ally Financial on Thursday became the latest U.S. financial institution to face cyber attacks that […]

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