|If you don't know who Number Six and Dr. Baltar are, go find out. Their little love story is REALLY relevant right about now.|
Or should I say: GAME OVER MAN!
It's not the hapless bureaucrats at the IRS snooping into the business of Tea Party maggots.
It's not the NON-EXISTENT Benghazi scandal—about how FOUR Americans got killed in the Libyan loony bin (tons more get killed in Afghanistan and you don't give a crap about it).
It's not even the always rights-ignoring Justice Department looking through reporters' REALLY badly protected secret stuff.
It's this little issue, reported yesterday in the Washington Post:
"Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry."And this conclusion—likely low-balling the threat:
"Experts warn that the electronic intrusions gave China access to advanced technology that could accelerate the development of its weapons systems and weaken the U.S. military advantage in a future conflict."And lastly, this reassuring bit:
"[T]he Pentagon is unprepared to counter a full-scale cyber-conflict."Here's a list of the weapons systems compromised. That's an incalculable number of research and production hours—not to mention vast sums of money we could have spent in OTHER WAYS—like beefing up computer security for defense projects and the military—WASTED!
Maybe one of the geniuses at our defense and intelligence agencies—or in our government (hey you, OBAMA!) ought to watch Battlestar Galactica. If you don't know what I mean by this, well that's part of the problem. But read and pay attention.
"Due to this lack of [computer] network integration at the time of the Cylon attack, Galactica was unaffected by the infiltration program used by the Cylons to disable Colonial vessels and defense systems."
The problem is, our most sophisticated systems are now already owned by the Cylons—Chinese—whatever. Part of the reason for this is we have so many doofuses carting around Battlestar secrets on laptops or behind firewalls a bunny rabbit could hack.
I don't blame the Chinese. They're doing what they're supposed to—stealing secrets to sabotage the enemy's advantages.
American leaders should have known this, and taken it seriously. But of course most of them don't understand much of anything about computers.
Better start learning Mandarin, losers.
If there's a scandal—THIS is the scandal.