From Denny: So much for the cyberattack no one is talking about - yet. Yesterday all communications were down for several hours: internet, cable, TV, cell and even the old school land line here in Louisiana. Yeah, those all powerful NSA gremlins are ever so good at handling cyberattacks - not.
The past two NSA Directors wasted years of development focused upon Stupid - mainly watching and annoying other Americans and American journalists, instead of preparing to defend against cyberattacks from America's real enemies: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.
Of course, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are terribly pleased with themselves, believing they accomplished a great feat. Yet, yesterday's attack that caused parts of the U. S. to just shut down for hours anything not essential (read that as people like me) really didn't do much more than annoy the U. S. like a chomping mosquito on your butt.
The reality is that Russia, China, NK and Iran all taxed their resources to bring about that cyberattack. And for what? To register their usual petulance they are not respected and feared as The Great Leaders of the World? Seriously? These countries' leaders spend far too much time watching porn and reading fantasy comic books that they don't realize just how ridiculous they are perceived by the rest of the world.
What should be our response? Counter cyberattacks? Sure, we can do that too. But the reckless behavior of Russia, China, NK and Iran all point to something deeper and darker that must be addressed. If these countries are this annoying while sanctions exist against them, how much worse are they going to become if we are willing to lift any of those sanctions?...
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