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Just What Country Initiated a Cyberattack?

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  At times it's just galling reading a corporate media account on a critical issue that exclusively focuses on our "adversaries" involvement but excludes any mention of U.S. engagement on the same issue.

The issue at hand concerns cyberattacks by our "enemies" attacking the U.S. electrical grid reported this morning in my local "Baltimore Sun" newspaper entitled, "Survey: Power grid remains an easy mark for cyberattacks" by Michael Riley of Bloomberg News.

  Riley writes about a recent Congressional survey of 170 U.S. private utility companies (many of which didn't respond to the survey) that came after U.S. intelligence agencies supposedly warned power companies may be targets of cyberattacks putting the whole East Coast in darkness.

As yet there have been no such massive infrastructure attacks on U.S. electrical utilities although more than a dozen companies responding to the survey reported "daily, constant or frequent" attempts to disrupt their computer systems.

But of course what was missing from the above mentioned corporate media account was the cyber attack initiated by the U.S. and Israel a couple of years ago on the Iranian computer grid that controlled the enrichment of uranium.

That cyberattack was called "Stuxnet" and did temporary set back the Iranian nuclear program, reportedly for months.

The point is the U.S. (and Israel) can't expect other countries be subjected to cyberattacks and they'll just sit back idly without retaliating in kind; (especially when the U.S. and its surrogate Israel were initiating these cyberattacks.

The same can be said for the U.S. use of deadly drones that kill more innocents than suspected insurgents in our wars. Other countries have drones and will undoubtedly use them in the future, possibly against U.S. installations or Israel proper.

There is no such thing as an advanced technology remaining solely within the hands of one country.

U.S. propaganda advanced by U.S. corporate media (and not just over the past Memorial Day weekend) portrays us as "We're the good guys", we're "A force for good" (the U.S. Navy) and other such bilge conveyed on our airwaves onto the American people.

Maybe most of the American people ignore or are passively indifferent to these phony "patriotic" ad appeals bombarding them, but from here it is a pathetic display of mendacious boosterism particularly when it's my country at the forefront of initiating and perpetrating endless war (including our initiating cyberwarfare on other countries).    


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