The drill showed exactly what it was designed to show, and did what it was supposed to do - scare people into accepting a controlled, regulated and
Note that the Bipartisan Policy Center is "an insider think-tank stacked with neocons, neolibs, death merchants, and spook corporations," according
to Kurt Nimmo, who is probably right.
Concerned citizens may want to attend and ask why the government and an insider think-tank stacked with neocons, neolibs, death merchants, and spook
corporations are pushing a largely contrived threat on the American people.
Insiders, Neocons Plan Simulated Cyber Attack
Expect the "Cyber-Attack Report" to be pitched as the "Gold Seal" reference for upcoming FCC review of the Internet. ...It's already being used
Today in Brussels, 500 delegates from 25 countries are meeting at a conference organized by the EastWest Institute to discuss ways to enhance
cybersecurity on a global scale. John Mroz, president and CEO of the EastWest Institute, said in an email to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review
“Cyberspace today is like the Wild West.” Cyberspace “does not enjoy the international community’s setting of basic agreements, rules and
World Leaders Meet to Develop Cybersecurity
Also note: "the international community’s setting of basic agreements, rules and procedures” have NOTHING to do with national security, personal
safety, human rights, civil rights or anything at all except TRADE - and the goal of harmonizing agreements, rules and procedures is to make global
trade easy, and allow for global corporate government.
The Bipartisan Policy Center's Cyber-Attack drill was designed to fear-monger - and the fear-mongering is all about garnering public support to force
the FCC into defining the Internet as a "commercial service" with corporate filters and censors instead of an unfiltered, uncensored "universal
service" - and to force the world into accepting corporate coltrol of the Internet.
There are two options on the table with the US FCC:
A. If the FCC defines the Internet as a "universal service," it will not be filtered and censored.
B. If the Internet is defined as a "commercial service," then media corporations will have the Right to censor and filter whatever they like in
order to a) maximize profits; and b) exercise their Rights to Freedom of Speech and of the Press.
I pick option A.
FYI - Remarks on Internet Freedom
, Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State
Now, in many respects, information has never been so free. There are more ways to spread more ideas to more people than at any moment in history. And
even in authoritarian countries, information networks are helping people discover new facts and making governments more accountable.
During his visit to China in November, for example, President Obama held a town hall meeting with an online component to highlight the importance of
the internet. In response to a question that was sent in over the internet, he defended the right of people to freely access information, and said
that the more freely information flows, the stronger societies become. He spoke about how access to information helps citizens hold their own
governments accountable, generates new ideas, encourages creativity and entrepreneurship. The United States belief in that ground truth is what brings
me here today.
Because amid this unprecedented surge in connectivity, we must also recognize that these technologies are not an unmitigated blessing. These tools are
also being exploited to undermine human progress and political rights. Just as steel can be used to build hospitals or machine guns, or nuclear power
can either energize a city or destroy it, modern information networks and the technologies they support can be harnessed for good or for ill. The same
networks that help organize movements for freedom also enable al-Qaida to spew hatred and incite violence against the innocent. And technologies with
the potential to open up access to government and promote transparency can also be hijacked by governments to crush dissent and deny human rights.
In the last year, we’ve seen a spike in threats to the free flow of information. China, Tunisia, and Uzbekistan have stepped up their censorship of
the internet. In Vietnam, access to popular social networking sites has suddenly disappeared. And last Friday in Egypt, 30 bloggers and activists were
detained. One member of this group, Bassem Samir, who is thankfully no longer in prison, is with us today. So while it is clear that the spread of
these technologies is transforming our world, it is still unclear how that transformation will affect the human rights and the human welfare of the
On their own, new technologies do not take sides in the struggle for freedom and progress, but the United States does. We stand for a single
internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas.
Define Freedom of the Press: Is the InterNet the New Press?
(visit the link for the full news article)
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