Obama Tells Pentagon to Attack "Cyberthreats" On American Soil23/10/2010 17:16
Obama has trounced the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and particularly Posse Comitatus. Crimes committed within the United States are the business of federal, state, and local police, not the Pentagon.
In a break with previous policy, the military now is prepared to provide cyber expertise to other government agencies and to certain private companies to counter attacks on their computer networks, the Pentagon's cyber policy chief, Robert Butler, said Oct. 20," reports Defense News. "An agreement signed this month with the Department of Homeland Security and an earlier initiative to protect companies in the defense industrial base make it likely that the military will be a key part of any response to a cyber attack."
Katrina is the model here. "The system would mirror that used when the military is called on in natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires. A presidential order dispatches the military forces, working under the control of the Federal Emergency Management Agency," reports the Times.
"FEMA is the Patriot Act on crack," writes Sheila Samples, a former civilian U.S. Army Public Information Officer. "Once its powers are unleashed, Oliver North's REX 84 'exercise' will become a reality. The Constitution will be suspended and FEMA will have the right to detain or seize the property of anyone even suspected of engaging in, or who might be thinking of conspiring with others to engage in acts of espionage or sabotage."
FEMA was created outside of Constitutional law by president Kennedy. It is not subject to congressional oversight. It was consistently modified and magnified under Carter, Reagan (especially Reagan), Bush Senior, Clinton, Bush Junior (who moved FEMA under the control of the Department of Homeland Security), and now Obama.
"Genocide fascists like Henry Kissinger, and greedy patriots like former General Richard Secord and Lt. Col. Oliver North, the architects of both the Iran-Contra scandal and today's FEMA, must be laughing their asses off at the juvenile disinformation bait-and-switch scenario playing itself out in the US media," Samples noted as Katrina unfolded.
Under Obama's rules, the New York Times continues, "the president would approve the use of the military's expertise in computer-network warfare, and the Department of Homeland Security would direct the work." Expertise. Breaking things and killing people.
In 2008, a document entitled Information Operation Roadmap surfaced. Penned by the Pentagon, it declares the internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy "weapons system." It suggests a "robust offensive suite of capabilities to include full-range electronic and computer network attack" against perceived enemies. DoD, the document explains, will "fight the net as it would a weapons system" in order to achieve dominance in information warfare.
In short, enemies of the state -- hardly limited to Muslims dwelling in far-flung caves -- will be attacked with the full force of the military.
Not to worry, though. The Pentagon is sensitive to your civil liberties. "Officials involved in drafting the rules said the goal was to ensure a rapid response to a cyberthreat while balancing concerns that civil liberties might be at risk should the military take over such domestic operations."
Sort of like the Pentagon was concerned about the Bill of Rights when it sent National Guard troops and mercenaries house-to-house to steal weapons in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? Sort of like the Pentagon was sensitive to the civil liberties of Americans when it created CIFA, the Counterintelligence Field Activity, and used it to snoop antiwar demonstrations?
Obama, the Pentagon, and the corporate media are exploiting the highly dubious prospect that al-CIA-duh or some other shadowy miscreant will cyber-attack "important targets"¦ on domestic soil, whether within the government or in critical private operations like financial networks or a regional power grid."
As we have noted on numerous occasions, the U.S. power grid is not susceptible to terrorist hackers, never mind the inanities of Senaor Joe Lieberman and other fear-mongers in the government. "To start, these systems are rarely connected directly to the public internet. And that makes gaining access to grid-controlling networks a challenge for all but the most dedicated, motivated and skilled -- nation-states, in other words," writes Michael Tanji for Wired.
You know, sort of like the Stuxnet computer worm, so sophisticated it was obviously created by a nation-state. "A number of governments with sophisticated computer skills would have the ability to create such a code. They include China, Russia, Israel, Britain, Germany and the United States," the Associated Press reported after Iran said it was the victim of a Stuxnet attack.
Not cave dwellers in Afghanistan or, for that matter, Biloxi. If the U.S. is attacked, as the government tells us ad nauseam it will be, it will be China, Israel, or somebody in the Pentagon. It will not be patsies bundling together barbeque gas canisters or setting their undies on fire.
The Pentagon's newly announced cyberwarfare capabilities in collaboration with the Ministry and that paragon of protecting liberty, the NSA (in the business of snooping Americans for close to 60 years), is not about protecting infrastructure not connected to the public internet. It is about tightening the noose.
"President Obama will be handed the power to shut down the Internet for at least four months without Congressional oversight if the Senate votes for the infamous Internet 'kill switch' bill, which was approved by a key Senate committee yesterday and now moves to the floor," Paul Joseph Watson wrote on June 25. "The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, which is being pushed hard by Senator Joe Lieberman, would hand absolute power to the federal government to close down networks, and block incoming Internet traffic from certain countries under a declared national emergency."
In the event of some contrived national emergency -- one the government continually warns is right around the corner -- Obama's globalist handlers will want to shut down the internet, not because it would allow hackers to turn off the power grid or attack networks, but because a free and open internet allows people to circumvent government propaganda.