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Comment: Re:And people ask why I support Jesse Ventura? (Score 1) 626

by Malakusen (#23121400) Attached to: Senator Proposes to Monitor All P2P Traffic for Illegal Files
Another part of the historical lesson is that America has *only* ever had 2 major political parties. Those two parties and their platforms change, rarely, but the fact remains that despite third parties having a smattering of support here and there, our government has *always* been dualistic. That's just the way we are in this country, Americans only think of issues in an either-or manner.
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+ - Pentagon to Cyber Attackers - bombs away!

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PoconoPCDoctor
PoconoPCDoctor writes "I almost fell off my chair while reading a story in Network World reporting this worrisome scenario...

"In the event of a massive cyberattack against the country that was perceived as originating from a foreign source, the United States would consider launching a counterattack or bombing the source of the cyberattack.... But he noted the preferred route would be warning the source to shut down the attack before a military response."

I would hope that they are really, really, REALLY certain that they have identified the correct geographical source of the cyber-attack. Also, even if the source of the attack can be absolutely verified without any chance for error (which I doubt), if the cyber-terrorists are located in a populated area — does the order to bomb still go through, regardless of probable loss of innocent life?"

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