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So About That Cyberwarfare Summit With China…


President Obama – in what could be called at this point performance art – is sitting down with the Chinese President in hopes to convince the Chinese to back off their cyberwarfare ambitions. Can you say ???

And as if previous disclosures of the U.S. government’s cyberwarfare program on American and foreign peoples was not enough, a new story has broken that Obama has drawn up an overseas list for cyber-attacks.

Barack Obama has ordered his senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US cyber-attacks, a top secret presidential directive obtained by the Guardian reveals.

The 18-page Presidential Policy Directive 20, issued in October last year but never published, states that what it calls Offensive Cyber Effects Operations (OCEO) “can offer unique and unconventional capabilities to advance US national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging”.

Yes, this happened. Total hypocrisy, which is becoming standard for this administration.

The revelation that the US is preparing a specific target list for offensive cyber-action is likely to reignite previously raised concerns of security researchers and academics, several of whom have warned that large-scale cyber operations could easily escalate into full-scale military conflict…

An intelligence source with extensive knowledge of the National Security Agency’s systems told the Guardian the US complaints again China were hypocritical, because America had participated in offensive cyber operations and widespread hacking – breaking into foreign computer systems to mine information.

The Bush-Obama regime needs more control over the Internet to protect against cyberwarfare. Of course if they really were against cyberwarfare, they could just stop engaging in it.

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So About That Cyberwarfare Summit With China…


President Obama – in what could be called at this point performance art – is sitting down with the Chinese President in hopes to convince the Chinese to back off their cyberwarfare ambitions. Can you say ???

And as if previous disclosures of the U.S. government’s cyberwarfare program on American and foreign peoples was not enough, a new story has broken that Obama has drawn up an overseas list for cyber-attacks.

Barack Obama has ordered his senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US cyber-attacks, a top secret presidential directive obtained by the Guardian reveals.

The 18-page Presidential Policy Directive 20, issued in October last year but never published, states that what it calls Offensive Cyber Effects Operations (OCEO) “can offer unique and unconventional capabilities to advance US national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging”.

Yes, this happened. Total hypocrisy, which is becoming standard for this administration.

The revelation that the US is preparing a specific target list for offensive cyber-action is likely to reignite previously raised concerns of security researchers and academics, several of whom have warned that large-scale cyber operations could easily escalate into full-scale military conflict…

An intelligence source with extensive knowledge of the National Security Agency’s systems told the Guardian the US complaints again China were hypocritical, because America had participated in offensive cyber operations and widespread hacking – breaking into foreign computer systems to mine information.

The Bush-Obama regime needs more control over the Internet to protect against cyberwarfare. Of course if they really were against cyberwarfare, they could just stop engaging in it.

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