"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Pentagon is run by idiots

The Joint Chiefs of Staff at a recent meeting.
Idiots, Morons and Fools, Oh My
U.S. weapons system designs are stolen by Chinese cyberspies while both
parties are too busy lining their pockets with corrupt cash to care.

Gary Rule #1  -  People are fucking idiots.
We are ruled by idiots.  Not just moronic Democrats but wackjob, mouth-breathing Republicans too.

I have to ask.  What stupid bastard would store top secret military information on computers that are connected to the Internet?  Hello??? 

Has any general seen the movies "Wargames", "Swordfish" and "Live Free or Die Hard"?  Has anyone in government bothered to read the news about computer hacking during the last 30 years?

I have seen some dumb bastards in my day, but the generals in the Pentagon and their civilian leaders have to rank as some of the most stupid people ever born.

Wargames (1983)
Way back in 1983 Matthew Broderick hacked into NORAD and nearly started a nuclear war. But after all these years the idiots in our military and in government still store vital data in computers where any 16 year old in the world can hack in and steal it.

Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry.

Among more than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board reports the Washington Post.

Experts warn that the electronic intrusions gave China access to advanced technology that could accelerate the development of its weapons systems and weaken the U.S. military advantage in a future conflict.

The Defense Science Board, a senior advisory group made up of government and civilian experts, did not accuse the Chinese of stealing the designs. But senior military and industry officials with knowledge of the breaches said the vast majority were part of a widening Chinese campaign of espionage against U.S. defense contractors and government agencies.

Some of the weapons form the backbone of the Pentagon’s regional missile defense for Asia, Europe and the Persian Gulf. The designs included those for the advanced Patriot missile system, known as PAC-3; an Army system for shooting down ballistic missiles, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD; and the Navy’s Aegis ballistic-missile defense system.

Also identified in the report are vital combat aircraft and ships, including the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship, which is designed to patrol waters close to shore.

The Locked Filing Cabinet
The file cabinet in a locked and guarded room.  The old fashioned, low-tech way to protect documents from cyber theft by either foreign governments or 16 year old hackers.  But I am just a "crazy" Blogger.  What do I know?

George Carlin  - Stupid People



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