Thursday, September 06, 2007


China 'hacked' into Pentagon defense system

By Demetri Sevastopuloin Washington and Richard McGregor in,Beijing

Published: September 4 2007 03:00 | Last updated: September 4 2007 03:00

The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defense department, say American officials.

The Pentagon acknowledged shutting down part of a computer system serving the office of Robert Gates, defense secretary, but declined to say who it believed was behind the attack.

Current and former officials have told the Financial Times that an internal investigation has revealed that the incursion came from the People's Liberation Army.

@ FT


This is one of those WTF? moments that makes one wonder what we are buying into, literally, when we buy all the Chinese crap found at the nations largest retailers.

With the generous donations of technology from our corporatistas to China we have brought them rapidly into the 21st century, computer technology and all. They have been given what has taken us years to research, test, and manufacture with American labor.

Now they have turned the fruits of our labors against us and used it to spy on our DOD networks. My question is what is next? Are their sinister plans underway to overthrow our country? It has been said that if the Chinese were coming down the road 100,000 at a time it would take them 100 years to all pass by non-stop. Now I know that it might be an exaggeration but think about one thing the current population there is 1,321,851,888 people. ONE BILLION, THREE HUNDRED MILLION, people. Now compare that to 300 to 400 million people in the US and the stark reality hits that they are ONE BILLION ahead of us, head for head.

Anyone that does not believe that China knows this is a fool, question is, how do we cope with the sheer volume of numbers and still come out of this being a World Power?

We don't.



Gerald said...

From the previous thread!

DEN, thank you for sharing the interview exchange with McCain, Sleaster, and the host commentator.

Fred Thompson is running and he will be a strong candidate. I believe that Mitt Romney could receive the Nazi nomination.

I have turned against Edwards as a candidate because he is using his wife as the sympathy vote. Posters, we all experience personal problems in our life.

Obama is a light weight with two years of experience in the Senate. Attacking your opponent too soon in the process of receiving the nomination can harm a candidate. He should have waited to see how the voting process was going in the primaries.

We could see a Clinton-Richardson ticket for the Democrats.

DEN said...

Staging Nuke for Iran?

By Larry Johnson

Why the hubbub over a B-52 taking off from a B-52 base in Minot, North Dakota and subsequently landing at a B-52 base in Barksdale, Louisiana? That’s like getting excited if you see a postal worker in uniform walking out of a post office. And how does someone watching a B-52 land identify the cruise missiles as nukes? It just does not make sense.

So I called a old friend and retired B-52 pilot and asked him. What he told me offers one compelling case of circumstantial evidence. My buddy, let’s call him Jack D. Ripper, reminded me that the only times you put weapons on a plane is when they are on alert or if you are tasked to move the weapons to a specific site.

Then he told me something I had not heard before.

@ TPM Cafe

Leaked info? Pre-stage for NUKING Iran?

Someone with balls needs to go to the WH and arrest these war mongering idiots, and real quickly.

We don't need no stinking man-made Armageddon!!

David B. Benson said...

It is not clear that the hackers were as advertised. Very often hackers will spoof someone else's identity to avoid being caught.

But I do agree that we boycott Chinese made goods...

Gerald said...

Hitler Bush cries a lot! He also cries on God's shoulder! Will he be crying when he nukes Iran? Have we forgotten that the Iranians are also God's children???

Gerald said...

Why is China so stupid? If they would only use good health and safety standards on goods and products sent to Nazi America, they would have TOTAL control of the world's market economies. Fortunately, they are really very stupid!!!

David B. Benson said...

Den --- According to TNYT article, the commander was sacked, an investigation has been launched, etc.

The statement is that the cruise missles were be decommisioned and the nuks were supposed to have been removedd before the flight...

DEN said...

Doc, do you think they would say anything else?

They have lost my trust, trust is exceedingly important.

Lose it and what do you believe?

Leaves one quite unbalanced and unsure.

I'm quite sure Barksdale has nukes in stock also, maybe they need a few more, 1000 or so.

David B. Benson said...

Solved the problem I made for myself yesterday.

Even better, I learned about hydrothermal carbonization, which makes coal Nature's way.

Cheap, easy.

You can let it cook for a short time to obtain mulch. Longer to make bio-char. Quite a bit longer and you have finely granulated bio-coal!

Great stuff to put back into abandoned mines, doncha think?

Hajji said...

Great Nova the other night.


(mmmmm...Dim Sun...hoisin sauce...mmmm)

All about how the particulate matter (ash, dust, water vapor, carbon particals, etc) may actually be masking the overall effects of greenhouse gasses by causing HUGE reductions in Solar energy reaching the planet's surface.

From rather cloudy memory(pun)...10% less sunlight in large parts of North America...up to 16% in the British Isles...10% in Bavaria...all in the past 30 years.

As we (wisely?)reduce the more visible pollutants (which turn clouds and haze into better mirrors, reflecting solar radiation back into space), we're liable to realize even greater temperature increases than most current models predict!

Dim Sun...shall we term this the "Chinese Restaraunt Syndrome?"


Alan said...

Yeah Hajji, I watched it too. It's the second time I've seen it, and I knew it was a repeat, but I watched it anyway.
K, something I read today about wanting to clean up the exhaust from SHIPS. It said a ship can pollute the same as 350,000 cars!!