Reviewed and recommended: Behold a Pale Farce

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 4:32 pm by George Smith

Authors Bill Blunden and Violet Cheung have produced something of a first, a comprehensive book on cyberwar that isn’t like the rest. Behold a Pale Farce’s (TrineDay, trade paperback) strength is reality, a feature that makes it entirely unique in its field. Readers of this blog know the topic of cyberwar reasonably well. The national […]


Fire the nobodies

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 4:28 pm by George Smith

Someone had to pay for Edward Snowden and it damn well isn’t going to be Keith or Mike McConnell of Booz Allen: The director of the N.S.A., Gen. Keith B. Alexander, is retiring next month after serving far longer than his predecessors. The director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., who has also been […]


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 Joker

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 11:03 am by George Smith

Lord spare us once again from 60 Minutes whoopie cushion news of things to come, deadeningly promised and threatened for as long as I’ve been in cyberspace: Panetta: The reality is that there is the cyber capability to basically bring down our power grid to create … to paralyze our financial system in this country […]


To protect and serve the plutocracy: Our cyberwar defenders

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 1:44 pm by George Smith

I continue to maintain the cyber-defense industry is for the haves. Half the populace could be in plywood shacks and lining up for a chance to have what’s left of the laundry done at homeless centers and we’d still have to put up with warning about cyber-attacks on the financial system. These assembled quotes, inspired […]


The Plutocrat of Cyberwar speaks

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism, Decline and Fall at 9:19 am by George Smith

A dose of horseshit from plutocrat Richard Clarke today, one of the fathers of cyberwar and cyberterror furor going back to the Clinton administration. Clarke opines on the pages of a Boston newspaper. Very little of it is worth reading for value in 2011 America. Arguments about cyberwar are of no interest to the American […]


Cult of Cyberwar: Cult Chieftain wins debate, bad guys thought good fellows by audience

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 8:41 pm by George Smith

Wrong venue, wrong audience. You’re in the wrong place when you’re trying to argue ” ‘The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated’” before an audience at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.” — this from NPR here. Sort of reminiscent of famous catastrophic bills in rock and roll. Like the Jimi Hendrix Experience opening for […]


Cult of Cyberwar & the grand old party of crazy mean people

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 1:21 pm by George Smith

Today, speaking for itself: Several Republicans have criticized President Obama for placing new limits on the use of U.S. nuclear weapons, but Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., raised eyebrows among liberal foreign policy observers by suggesting during a Wednesday rally with Sarah Palin that the American nuclear arsenal is needed even to deter cyber attacks. “If […]


Cult of Cyberwar: I’ve already seen this movie

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 1:27 pm by George Smith

Everyone in the political class and mainstream media acts like the current news about cyberattack on the nation is unique. It’s not. There was a paroxysm on it back in 2003 when the first strategy to secure cyberspace was unveiled. At the time, I was asked to comment on an old article addressing it in […]


Cult of Cyberwar Chieftain Admits Cult Has Overdone It

Posted in Cyberterrorism, Extremism at 9:45 am by George Smith

One of the headmen of the Cult of Cyberwar, James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, admits the cult has overdone it in recent months. This in a short essay, “The Cyber War Has Not Begun,” here. Lewis writes: No nation has launched a cyber war or cyber attack against the United […]

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