CHICOM Civilian Irregular Information Operators Harnessing Hacker Hatred.
The RHA has a paid staff, including university trained network security experts. Officially, the RHA provides training and advice about network security. But the RHA has also apparently absorbed the thousands of Chinese hackers who used to belong to informal hacker organizations. These groups often openly launched Cyber War attacks against foreign targets. One of the more notorious examples of this was in the Spring of 2001, when outraged Chinese hackers went after American targets in the wake of a Chinese fighter crashing, after colliding with an American P-3 patrol aircraft. American hackers fought back, and apparently there was more damage on the Chinese side. This offended the Chinese hackers a great deal, and they vowed to not fail in the future.
American hackers prevailed 9 years ago. Will anything useful be accomplished by them next time?
By, With, and Through, you Regulars. Plausible Deniability.
Does the TEA Party have sympathetic hackers on their side? Democrats did two years ago, now, not so much. Do the RINO’s have any Cyber capability at all?
China’s Restless Hackers, 2006/04/18
Red Chinese Cyber-Militia, 2008/05/29
Chinese Cyber Warriors, 2008/08/18
This ‘toon sings to an old fart that hit the half-century mark while deployed to his first war and talked his mama into buying him a Mk IV Series 70 back in 1973 ‘cuz he wasn’t old enough to buy it himself.
Galco Holsters for Heroes™
Galco CCP™ (Concealed Carry Paddle™)
The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration cause more Americans to question the competence and legitimacy of their government’s antiterrorism functionaries than any successful terrorist kinetic operation ever has.
After nine years, pretty much all the frogs have begun to notice that the water in their pot is too damn hot, but few can now muster the energy to hop out, let alone turn the stove off and fire the cook.
DEFENSE of the Continental United States used to be a military mission. The United States Air Force failed on 9/11 to defend New York City and the Pentagon from attack by enemy aircraft. The Unorganized Militia of Flight 93 succeeded in defending The Whitehouse that day, a Pyrhhic victory with 100% casualties to attackers, defenders and everyone on board. The American people, their elected representatives, and the chain of command failed to correctly interpret those events, failed to hold those most responsible for failure accountable, and worst of all failed to learn the lessons Al Qaeda taught that day.
All those cumulative failures bring us to where we are today. And too many of the over-heated frogs still think our Federalized, professionalized airport security force is only doing what is best for us.
Thanks to Boquisucio, Denizen of Castle Argghhh!, for the graphic.
Smart phones on the battlefield.
Shamelessly stolen from Delta Bravo Sierra in a heinous act of copyright violation: