Still Asking Questions
Back on August 18, 2007, I said this. Someone Has To Ask This.
“OK. We have a collapse of two bridges with no explanation. We have a collapse of a Mine in Utah, that was NOT due to and earthquake, and a Dike that broke flooding a Mine in China. Sorry, I do not believe in coincidences. Even if you were to believe that “Things happen.” you have to wonder about these.
We also cannot ignore all the tainted food and toys that have come out of China. This is another area of concern. For years we never had problems with this. Then all of a sudden we do? Could there be a connection? All of these things happening at the same time? What about the fact that North Korea has already threatened us may times in the past and came right out and said they would use Nuclear Weapons against us? Could there be a connection there? While we are focused on Iraq? I’m not saying anything definitively. It just seems to me to be interesting that all these things have just occurred in a very short span of time.”
I was waved off by some of you. I was called paranoid by others. Told you didn’t follow the logic. I said.
“Someone somewhere has to start asking questions. These events are far too “coincidental” to ignore.”
Then you have this, this morning. According to the AFP -China hacked into Pentagon computer network
China's military successfully hacked into the Pentagon's computer network, raising fears it could disrupt the US defence department's systems, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.
The Chinese military's cyber attack was carried out in June following months of efforts, the London-based newspaper said, citing unnamed current and former US officials.
While the Pentagon declined to say who was behind the hacking, which led to the shutdown of a computer system serving the office of Defence Secretary Robert Gates, officials told the paper it was China's People's Liberation Army.
"The PLA has demonstrated the ability to conduct attacks that disable our system," the paper quoted a former US official as saying.
One senior US official reportedly said the Pentagon had pinpointed the exact origin of the attack.
The paper quoted another person familiar with the event as saying there was a "very high level of confidence... trending towards total certainty" that the PLA was responsible.
The paper said both the US and Chinese militaries were widely assumed to conduct computer espionage on each other.
"But US officials said the penetration in June raised concerns to a new level because of fears that China had shown it could disrupt systems at critical times," the Financial Times reported.
A spokesman for the Chinese defence ministry declined to comment on the report when contacted by AFP on Tuesday.
China's foreign ministry also declined to comment immediately, asking for questions to be faxed through.
Reports of China hacking into German government systems were also raised last week between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
German weekly Der Spiegel reported that espionage programmes traced to the PLA had been detected in computer systems at Merkel's office, the foreign ministry and other government agencies in Berlin.
"We in the government took (the reports) as a matter of grave concern," Wen said after meeting Merkel.
OK, I do not have the answer. I’m still, however, finding it necessary to ask even more questions.
Do you remember the movie were a Terrorist organization actually set off a nuclear bomb on our soil, making it look like, it was sent by Russia? Or that old movie where a hacker set in motion the start of a nuclear missile attack between us an Russia? What is the easiest way for the little guy to take out two of his biggest enemies? Let them take eachother out.
I’m not saying I know anything. I just know that all these things are just not sitting quite right with me. I’m not saying it is North Korea. I’m not saying it is Terrorists. It could very well be “coincidental”, and the Chinese military may very well have hack in themselves. I’m just saying, we need to look at the bigger picture, and we need to keep asking questions.
I’m telling you folks, my gut is just not buying this.