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The government plays wargames. They use situations where Bloggers and Journalists are the bad guys.
Seriously..they do. The RawStory writeup this morning was a freaking trip to read..lemme tell ya. From the writeup we learn which departments took part in the ‘exercise’-The Homeland Security Department ran the exercise to test the nation’s hacker defenses, with help from the State Department, Pentagon, Justice Department, CIA, National Security Agency and others.
Whoa, all the heavy hitters no? Then the situations they used:
Imagined villains include hackers, bloggers and even reporters. After mock electronic attacks overwhelmed computers at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, an unspecified “major news network” airing reports about the attackers refused to reveal its sources to the government. Other simulated reporters were duped into spreading “believable but misleading” information that worsened fallout by confusing the public and financial markets, according to the government’s files.
Its that damn liberal media don’t ya know? They are plotting the overthrow of the US government. Yeah, we all want to be under the umbrella of the Islamists..oh fuck yeah.
What do these wargames cost? Three million bucks according to the writeup. And, they are planning another one this coming March. The Associated Press has been pushing, via a FOIA request, for two years to get the low-down on these international wargames. The 328 page report was of course heavily redacted.
At least our government is trying to figure it out, I suppose we should be glad about that, right? It was an international affair including “government officials from the United States, England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and executives from leading technology and transportation companies“. I have read various writeups that state the ‘next big attack’ will be more a cyber attack than anything else, and with the internet being the main culprit used to bring down American security forces. Richard Clarke’s book lays it all out..how it could happen and what would be the result of a cyber attack on our security systems that are old and not up-to-date. This next to last paragraph in the RawStory writeup was interesting:
However, the government’s files hint at a tantalizing mystery: In the middle of the war game, someone quietly attacked the very computers used to conduct the exercise. Perplexed organizers traced the incident to overzealous players and sent everyone an urgent e-mail marked “IMPORTANT!” reminding them not to probe or attack the game computers.
Gotta be ready for anything from any angle..
Today is a damp and dreary Sunday here in the San Joaquin valley. But it’s a good sports day for moi, so I am not in a writing mood. For those in a reading mood, here are some good posts up at Sirens Chronicles:
And, the Angry Dakota Democrat gives us a goodie on the flap generated by the reichwing nutjobs over what ended up to be a non-issue: Soros ownership of a health insurance corporation.
Last, but not least by any means..Dave links to a good read and gives us his take on an Esquire article about why Iran is the new Iraq..but its not really new..ya know what I mean?
There you have it..some good reading for a Sunday afternoon my dear blogging buds. I have to go park my ass in front of the boob tube for my Sunday sports extravaganza which starts with football, moves to stockcar racing and ends with hopefully a BoSox World Series win. 🙂
The Partisan Reflections on “Pissant Provocateurs Award”. Thanks to Tom Cat@Politics Plus for honoring us with this unusual but very deserving award. It seems to have originated from the Divided We Stand, United We Fall blog site. The award is inspired by this definition: Pissant – Little person blog with big attitude.
I do have just a TAD of TUDE my dear reader. 🙂
Therefore I have linked back to site that gave me the award and following the requirement to pass it on to five deserving “little people” blogs. Little people are, in reality, We Da People:
I heart all these bloggers!
You can read her announcement on her blog, Pandagon here.
“Regardless, it was creating a situation where I felt that every time I coughed, I was risking the Edwards campaign. No matter what you think about the campaign, I signed on to be a supporter and a tireless employee for them, and if I can’t do the job I was hired to do because Bill Donohue doesn’t have anything better to do with his time than harass me, then I won’t do it. I resigned my position today and they accepted. “
Somehow I knew this wasn’t over. Fucking rightwing nutjobs are partying tonight.
Sumo brought this to my attention this morning. Seems the nutjob Bill Donohue is making a mountain out of a molehill here..and the MSM has picked up on it. Donohue is demanding the Edwards camp fire both the liberal bloggers they hired recently for past posts that bitch-slapped the Catholic rightwingers. The NYT has a nasty hitpiece up about the ladies here..and WaPo evidently is running with the story as well.
Glenn Greenwald has nicely dealt with these smarmy assholes by bringing up the rights skeletons with regard to bloggers they have hired as well. Take for instance John ‘flipflop’ McCains boy Patrick Hynes. Pat is a real piece of work my dear reader. The word fuckwit comes to mind when I think of Patty-boy.
Mahablog also takes exception to the rightwing nutjobs attacks on our liberal ladies by posting some YouTube videos of that idiot extraordinaire Michelle Malkin and her daddy Bill O’reilly. She also sounds off about this latest smear crusade on Shakes Sister and Pandragon’s lady here.
Media Matters has pulled some of Donohues skeletons out of his closet as well.
The right can never do no wrong..and the left never does anything right..if you listen to the rightwing nutjobs..hopefully Edwards campaign won’t. Only time will tell.
I will say this..if Edwards fires either of those ladies..I won’t be voting for that thin skinned sumbitch.