Comments on: A military response to cyberattacks is preposterous http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/02/a-military-response-to-cyberattacks-is-preposterous/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/02/a-military-response-to-cyberattacks-is-preposterous/#comment-35456 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 04:00:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9408#comment-35456 flyeratplay, what do you suggest the Iraqis should have done when hundreds of thousands died from U.S. trade sanctions subsequent to “Dessert Storm”? Or for that matter what should Pakistanis do in response to the million plus people made refugees because of President Obama’s drone attacks inside Pakistan?

It would be far cheaper and save lives to have back up power such as electric generators. That is what hospitals, prisons, food stores, warehouses and schools do. The fact is we are far more likely to experience such a scenario because of severe weather or solar flares than from cyber hacking. Who would you and MrZete91 drop bombs on then? Perhaps you should both attain wisdom from the adage “Penny wise and dollar foolish”.

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By: KimoLee http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/02/a-military-response-to-cyberattacks-is-preposterous/#comment-35234 Sat, 04 Jun 2011 15:44:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9408#comment-35234 Of course the government wants “another” reason to promote war. Forget that Americans are war weary,that war is extremely costly, and it makes more sense to spend money on “CYBER SECURITY” i.e. protecting information where it is generated. Leave it to our government to find the MOST COSTLY solution.

Oh, and if we are going to go about promoting war for cyber attacks, I might suggest that our own government get out of the cyber attack business. What goes around comes around. If anyone thinks our government does not “hack” other governments, I’ve got a bridge to sell . . .

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By: flyeratplay http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/02/a-military-response-to-cyberattacks-is-preposterous/#comment-35207 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 21:48:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9408#comment-35207 Benjamin H. Friedman and Christopher Preble, you are simpletons. say a cyberattack from China,for example, shuts down our electric grid, killing many people who rely on power for their respirators, etc.not to mention the damage economically.We should limit our response to a return cyberattack of our own?? you are idealistic nuts, both of you.

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By: MrZete91 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/02/a-military-response-to-cyberattacks-is-preposterous/#comment-35202 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 20:08:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9408#comment-35202 So according to this article we should let anyone who wants access to our networks and private information have whatever they want. Look, if an individual walks into your house stealing files you have the right to beat the living crap out of them. There is no difference in someone stealing from your home or stealing from a private secure network. Theft is still theft and those who violate the law are bound by its consequences.

An attack on a U.S. government instillation is no different than an attack on the multiple networks it operates. This also applies to U.S. corporations that may come under attack. In these instances retaliation is a necessity.

In response to the comment about “American military-industrial complex”. Would a government that enjoys killing as you claim hand out more than $25 billion in foreign aid annually. Hmm… sounds like a bunch of murderers to me.

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/02/a-military-response-to-cyberattacks-is-preposterous/#comment-35199 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:57:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9408#comment-35199 You said:
“It builds on national hysteria about threats to cybersecurity, the latest bogeyman to justify our bloated national security state.”

Good point. The American military-industrial complex is raping America’s economy. It, our own American military-industrial complex, is the greatest threat to our survival. They are experts in, and relish, their study of the science of killing human beings. Any human being will do. It is the most vicious of all human institutions.

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