TRUST IN AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT IS “OFFLINE,” TOO …
By FITSNEWS || It’s been widely reported that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (a.k.a. DPRK, or “North Korea”) was responsible for hacking the website of Japanese international conglomerate Sony.
The U.S. government placed the blame squarely on the socialist monarchy, and also blamed North Korea for terror threats associated with the since-cancelled release of “The Interview” – a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco which depicts the attempted assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
American media – this website included – swallowed that narrative hook, line and sinker.
But did North Korea really hack Sony? Or is it being used as a convenient scapegoat?
Recently this website was forwarded a link to the Fabius Maximus blog, which posted a compendium of articles related to the incident.
“While most journalists report official government statements, and cite only approving voices, there are a few who quote dissenters,” the website’s authors noted. “We should pay attention to these few, considering the long list of government lies attributing evil deeds to designated foes.”
Digging into the links posted by Fabius Maximus (and follow-up posts from websites like Gawker), two key points emerge.
First, there is no evidence whatsoever implicating North Korea in the attack/ terror threat (hell, the terror threat itself was dismissed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security).
Second, there is ample evidence of clumsy attempts to link North Korea to the attack/ terror threat.
Nonetheless, U.S. president Barack Obama vowed to launch a “proportional response” to the Sony hack – and appears to have made good on that threat as North Korea’s internet (to the extent it exists) was shut down this week.
Hold up … since when was it the job of U.S. taxpayers to subsidize retaliation on behalf of multi-billion dollar Japanese corporations?
Seriously … can Sony not afford its own retaliation?
Bigger picture, the takeaway from the Sony/ North Korea/ “Interview” debacle is really quite simple: America’s government cannot be trusted to tell the truth.
We were told a “War on Terror” would make us safer. It hasn’t. We were told a “stimulus” would make us more prosperous. It didn’t. We were told Washington was dealing with the deficit. It isn’t.
Scary times, people … scary times.
I sure am glad I’m not scared. That must suck for you.
Available unclassified evidence indicates North Korea has likely already achieved warhead miniaturization, the ability to place nuclear weapons on its medium-range missiles and a preliminary ability to reach the continental United States with a missile.
If this is true I wonder if North Korea will retaliate while the pResident is on vacation?
They hated Bush more than Obama, Bush took more vacations than Obama, so I would not worry too much.
Hawaii is awful close to North Korea. I guess if they wouldn’t have to hit the continental US.
We might not even know as the media won’t stop covering the racist protesters executing cops and shutting down shopping malls.
Alaska is closer to the DPRK than Hawaii and is of more strategic importance (a lot of the early warning systems and supposed missile defense systems are located there). Hawaii is more of a “shock and awe” target due to Pearl Harbor being there and the historic significance that entails along with it being a major tourist destination this time of the year. Any missile capable of impacting Hawaii would be capable of reaching the Pacific Northwest as well (Northern Washington State at least) so Seattle might give them more bang of the buck so to speak.
Obama is NOT in Alaska. He and his family are in Hawaii. I think it was a mistake for Obama and his family to be allowed to travel to Hawaii during this ‘crisis’.
I may want Obama impeached however no American citizen wants the pResident or his family harmed. In my opinion this vacation also puts Hawaii at risk from KIm-Jun-INSANE.
Are you really scared of North Korea? Seriously? They are no threat to us what so ever. We could erase them from the map in hours, without a single US troop leaving our borders. Stay holed up next to your computer and continue to scare yourself silly. Don’t forget, there are young brown people gathering in the streets….
Scared? Not of North Korea. The Democrat Party is a whole different story.
ISIS and Raul Castro are more honest than Obama and this wHite house. Castro just laughed at Obama on Saturday-praised communism and said Obama had big ears.
??? I agree with the person above, you’re a troll and harmless, but at least make some sense.
What is wrong with my previous comment?
I don’t have all day to back and forth with a silly troll. Got shopping to do and family to see. Have a Merry Xmas and keep up the crazy. These political gossip blogs thrive on it.
The principle of MAD has never gone out of existence. At this present time, how many strategic warheads do we have positioned somewhere in the Pacific? How long would it take to dial in the appropriate coordinates?
Oh about 30 seconds give or take. I just wonder about the sanity of the little fat dictator. He has one shot if he get’s cute that’s a known fact. That was more speculation about the mind of a mad man than military theory, MAD or other strategic theory. Plus shooting down Tango/Sandi/etc Theories is always a fun.
The prerequisite for MAD to work is that your enemy isn’t “Mad”.
Do you really think the NK military would carry out the order?
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Germany invaded Russia.
And NK is militarily equal to 1940’s Japan and Germany in what way?
Did Japan and Germany have nukes?
Nope and neither does North Korea.
How do you know? Thought so.
Because they were, in the case of Japan, viewing the US as weak and afraid of foreign wars. Germany made the same mistake as Napoleon in over extending their supply lines. Those are apples and oranges in comparison to the nuclear age when FBMs are involved.
N. Korea doesn’t have a viable delivery system for even 500 miles…..unless they find a way to float a donkey cart overseas with a nuke on board and detonate it in a harbor they are screwed.
Not that I’m buying into the North Korea fear thing, but for the sake of discussion the easiest way for a second (or third) rate power like NK to deliver a nuke to the US is by shipping container to a port. We have some defenses there in regard to detection, but they are far from perfect (and countermeasures exist for many of our efforts). Our biggest ports are the safest, but the defensive / detection capabilities drop off as you move down the list.
Hawaii is awful close to North Korea.
…in much the same way you are *close* to making sense.
youa re such a fuycking idiot you dotn even know when you have just been insulted…lololol you are the Christmas gift that just keeps on giving..if you had any friends left after your anal sex and obama obsession..they would tell you this..but ooopsies..no friends..dam you obama..i have no friends because of you!!!
Such an idiot you dont even understand you have just been insulted…LOLOLOL. ooopsies back to anal sex and Obama for you i guess. The smallest troll is pretty dense apparently as well as so stupid you give stupid people a bad name.
You can scare these so-called ‘conservative’ types with any imaginary threat. Possibly the biggest suckers on the planet.
The most interesting thing I’ve read about all of this is that the code used for the attack exploit had paths and passwords hard coded. In other words it wouldn’t work anywhere but Sony Pictures Entertainment and would require prior knowledge of the networks and passwords in use. Sounds like an inside job on the surface, but who really knows.
Zackly! It would appear that at least one hacker was an insider with a network map. Very interesting, no?
Same old tired Sic Willie rhetoric. Boring. Slow news day?
It wouldn’t be the first time the US gov’t used fake incident to start a war:
This “war” will be a whole lot more fun … and very little blood will be spilled … and the anarchists/black hats/military/industrial complex will win … Internet freedom, too, will win, even if congress gives gives the mil./ind. complex more money.
We aren’t talking about torturing people and prosecuting those responsible anymore, so mission accomplished. Americans are more caught up in the stunning revelation that Hollywood executives are childish, obnoxious pricks.
Defending ISIS and the 9/11 terrorists again?
Having gay sex again?
Judging by your other comments, I take it your the resident troll here? I find it a strange way to entertain oneself, but it’s totally harmless. So troll away :-)
Tango thanks you for filling in while he’s getting Momma’s fruitcake. Funny, he loves it more than I do.
The 3Q growth rate was just revised to 5%. Who really gives a crap about North Korea and their starving minions.
So you have determined that the US government is responsible for the North Korean internet being down?
Americans have been blinded by the immoral Democrat Party and the Mainstream Media!
Instead of being blinded by masterbation, like the good old days.
This is the line Fox News gave me to say. I must say it five times a day. . When I have said it five million time I will achieve nirvana..
But, but….FoxNews is the mainstream media. Does not compute….does not compute…..
What does Sony and fitsnews have in common?
They’re both run by catty assholes.
Hmmm,, I give up?
They are both scardie cats in the face of a cyber attack. No more stories about Clemson fraternities.
Fits has a way of justifying his position on any issue. Just say the news media is lying. If the facts don’t support your position, deny the facts. It’s convenient. Doesn’t require much thought.
Oh Jesus, now we should be scared of NK? But ISIS, Ebola, immigrant children and their illnesses, obamacare wrecking the economy, socialists, communists, black youth, Latino youth, women, homosexuals marrying, taking guns away…whew! I just don’t think I can fit a new non-existent threat into my ignorant and confused little mind.
Yes, be very scared … In each scary case, g’ment is using these excuses to increase spending, taxes.
Central Planning within the “progressive” Fascist elitists will, of course fail again to do anything positive for the average citizen … as is usual.
That’s the way Mussolini did it … stir up trouble off shore to hide ineptitude in Italian G’ment … following Woodrow Wilson’s “progressives”.
These history lessons will be ignored, again, by the mean scream media and the Helots.
Don’t know who the lil’ dude was giving the eye, but bet they’re gone now.
I’m really more interested in Metts’s going down.
Though I am impressed by those ridiculously big hats.
The only thing that is scary is that anyone buys in to drivel printed by FITSNews, with no journalist even attaching his or her name to this article. First of all, who says the US government had anything to do with the internet outage? The US government did not claim responsibility and there is no evidence linking it to the US government. Secondly, if any of my tax dollars went toward any sort of retaliation for the thuggery of intimidating anyone to think twice before exercising free speech, that is probably the best use they could have put it to, and I approve 100%. Thirdly, nothing happens in N. Korea without the approval of the government, so lets assume the government did NOT initiate the action against Sony. So what. The government had to give it’s tacit approval for it to even happen, and they even praised it as a good deed. So yeah, I pretty much disagree with every word of this article. I am going to go see The Interview myself, and I only became interested because of the threats and cyber attacks. I want to support Sony with going forward courageously. I hope they make a huge profit on it.
This article is all kinds or misinformed and silly. Besides boasting a plethora generalities, this article does not posit one piece of hard evidence to the contrary of the US’s official position. Nor does its esteemed source of credible news, Fabius Maximus. While the US government has certainly lied to the American public in the past, I do trust that when a massive attack is leveled against tens of thousands of American civilians in an effort to thwart a basic tenet of our way of life–an attack that could be repeated against other US based corporations or government entities–they put bright minds on the case. Which is more than I can say for Fabius Maximus or this article. Sony has had the Department of Homeland Security parked out on their lot for weeks. What forensic or investigative research have you done, Fitsnews? Besides of course suggesting that because the government says it, it must be wrong. At least the people who claim that the moon landing was faked or that 9-11 was a US conspiracy have interesting evidence to cite. This is just a boring puff piece for people who want to vent their distrust of the government.
First, all of the linked articles, even those ultimately skeptical of the FBI’s statements, acknowledge that there is evidence to support NK involvement. At most, they conclude that the evidence is insufficient, or hasn’t been revealed. That is a long, long way from “no evidence whatsoever linking NK to the attack…” Second, are you so stupid as to believe that our national security agencies would disclose any specifics as to how they reached their conclusions? (That’s a rhetorical question – I know the answer). Finally, the victims of this attack are nearly all American citizens. Sony Pictures is almost certainly an American subsidiary of Sony. So, yeah, I’d expect my government to respond.
“… First, no evidence …?” Except that the vast majority of black hat hackers of the world route their fraudulent IPs through N. K. Servers … even the ChiCom black ops hackers do this …
“Clumsy”, yes, except that the NK g’ment has encouraged the black hat hackers of the world to follow their suggested targets … Like Sony and other Japanese “targets”.
(Ref: 2600 magazine, associated web sites, et al.)