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As we enter a new era of politics, we hope to see that Obama has the courage to fight the policies that Progressives hate. Will he have the fortitude to turn the economic future of America to help the working man? Or will he turn out to be just a pawn of big money, as he seems to be right now.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Canary is dying in the Internet Tunnel: US Government Flying Trial Ballon to Control the Internet. Anybody Listening?!?

Tenet calls for Internet security -- The Washington Times: "Former CIA Director George J. Tenet yesterday called for new security measures to guard against attacks on the United States that use the Internet, which he called 'a potential Achilles' heel.'
'I know that these actions will be controversial in this age when we still think the Internet is a free and open society with no control or accountability,' he told an information-technology security conference in Washington, 'but ultimately the Wild West must give way to governance and control.'
The former CIA director said telecommunications -- and specifically the Internet -- are a back door through which terrorists and other enemies of the United States could attack the country, even though great strides have been made in securing the physical infrastructure.
The Internet 'represents a potential Achilles' heel for our financial stability and physical security if the networks we are creating are not protected,' Mr. Tenet said.
He said known adversaries, including 'intelligence services, military organizations and non-state actors,' are researching information attacks against the United States.
Within the federal government, the Department of Homeland Security has the lead role in protecting the Internet from terrorism. But the department's head of cyber-security recently quit amid reports that he had clashed with his superiors.
Mr. Tenet, who retired in July as director of the CIA after seven years, warned that al Qaeda remains a sophisticated group, even though its first-tier leadership largely has been destroyed.
It is 'undoubtedly mapping vulnerabilities and weaknesses in our telecommunications networks,' he said.
Mr. Tenet pointed out that the modernization of key industries in the United States is making them more vulnerable by connecting them with an Internet that is open to attack. "


  • At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Over my dead body will Tenet, Bush or anyone else control the internet. They already have giant government computers using aiming their cyber guns with denial of service attacks at many progressive or liberal web sites...and I have had trouble opening this site before. Sooner or later, we the people are going to have to kill a tyrant and use his blood to fertilize the tree of liberty. Thos. Jefferson would have smiled on the idea, since it is his.

    Mick Browne, Cleveland O


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