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Forum Post: BBC ~ Military Plans to Control Entire Internet

Posted 6 years ago on April 14, 2012, 12:02 a.m. EST by Devoghe (40)
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Military Plans to Control Internet Revealed

"From influencing public opinion through new media to designing 'computer network attack' weapons, the US military is learning to fight an electronic war. 'Strategy should be based on the premise that the Department [of Defense] will 'fight the net' as it would an enemy weapons system.' The document recommends that the United States should seek the ability to 'provide maximum control of the entire electromagnetic spectrum'. US forces should be able to 'disrupt or destroy the full spectrum of globally emerging communications systems, sensors, and weapons systems'." -- BBC article describing U.S. military plans to fight the Internet, 1/27/06

Dear friends,

The highly informative BBC article below describes disturbing plans by the U.S. military to control the Internet. A U.S. military document recently uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act reveals an "Information Operations Roadmap" in which plans are being made based on the premise that the military will view the Internet "as it would an enemy weapons system." The document is signed by U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. If you care about freedom of information on the Internet, this is a vitally important article.

A Google News search on the military's "Information Operations Roadmap" reveals that, of major media in the US, only the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and ABC even mention the recently released "Information Operations Roadmap," and none of these give much detail. Why is the U.S. media so reluctant to report on these matters which are vital to the preservation of freedom of speech guaranteed in the first amendment of the U.S. constitution? If you care about preserving the free flow of information over the Internet, please spread the news about this most important BBC article. Together, we can and will build a brighter future.

With best wishes,

Fred Burks for the WantToKnow.info Team

Former language interpreter for Presidents Bush and Clinton




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[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 6 years ago

Although this story is over six years old, that doesn't mean it should be ignored.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 6 years ago

Can somebody with the knowledge base inform us of how the internet could be "brought down" easily? Isn't the web made up of several hundred networks globally? Prolly several hundred thousand servers feeding into it?

I'm not that into how it works. In fact, I'm not that concerned if it fails.

[-] 1 points by calliope (25) 6 years ago

It's like trying to herd squirrels. Not likely that it will ever happen.