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Forum Post: Obama to Military: Prepare Targets for Potential Cyber War - PLUS Wash.Post: U.S. is Permanent Surveillance State

Posted 1 year ago on June 8, 2013, 5:41 a.m. EST by therising (6643)
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President Obama has ordered the military to prepare a list of targets around the globe for potential cyber war. "The directive provides that any cyber-operations "intended or likely to produce cyber effects within the United States" require the approval of the president, except in the case of an "emergency cyber action". When such an emergency arises, several departments, including the department of defense, are authorized to conduct such domestic operations without presidential approval."

Please see article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/07/obama-china-targets-cyber-overseas

In other news, the Washington Post says this today about the NEW NORMAL -- U.S. is now a permanent surveillance state: "The fact that Obama has maintained and justified many of the counterterrorism programs Bush established signals that future presidents, regardless of political party, are likely to uphold a sort of national surveillance state “in the foreseeable future,” said Yale Law School professor Jack M. Balkin.

“This is a permanent fixture of American security policy, and every president from now will be given the task of making it work,” Balkin said. “And every president is going to defend it.”

Full article describes Obama's ideological shift: http://wapo.st/18dul4J

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[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (4525) 1 year ago

The tipping point has been passed, and the USG is illegitimate. Rather than by law, TPTB function by "might makes right".

This survelliance issue is polerizing, and may serve to increase awareness about other issues. Massive nonviolent resistance is needed to restore law.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Well said Nevada!

[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Yes. The Feds dont EVER give power back once they have it.

And yet half the people will still go an endorse these freaks in another 3 years.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

So, how are you going to alter the law?

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

I'll be polite & let you go first. What are your thoughts?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

How are you going to alter the law?

[-] -1 points by barbarosa (-5) 1 year ago

Why not simply use the usual methods? First make our sentiments clear, then push them through various PR channels so they reach men in power, then draft a legislation, etc... Or, if anything illegal can be found in the law, bring it to Superior Court.

How would you change it?