DoD: Cyber Attack Is An Act of War

Understanding the most certain future of modern warfare, the US Department of Defense has announced that cyber attacks on the United States infrastructure is an act of war that will result in retaliation.  “If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks,” said a military official.

Don’t worry, they’ll keep trying.  Bandits will be bandits.

War on Terror Update:

I have not normally been including the ongoing war on terror in North America, but I feel that it is necessary, since it is a war fought with terrorism and the tactics used by Islamic terrorists.  There is a war going on south of the US border.  Since 2006, over 30,000 people have been killed in Mexico over narco-related terrorism.  That is more than all coalition casualties combined since 2001.  These cartels have proven to be just as ruthless as any Al-Qaeda sympathizer.  Civilians are constantly bullied, murdered, and buried in mass graves.  Police are bribed, politicians are murdered.  It is a huge mess that needs to be cleaned up and is just as important to the stability of the United States as that of Islamic extremism.

Narco-terrorism is as deadly as Islamic extremism

As predicted and as a matter of national security, the DoD is shrugging its shoulders when questioned about the uniquely designed helicopter found at the crash site in Pakistan.  Pakistan is proving it is not responsible enough to possess nuclear weapons.  If their policies are this whacked up, then it would be only a matter of time before an extremist gets his hands on one.  India would probably be their first target, then Europe and America.  You don’t give children loaded handguns.

Pakistan: We’re not ‘in cahoots’ with al-Qaeda: link Fear that U.S. could grab nuclear arsenal heightens Pakistani anger: link Pakistan-U.S. Rift Widens: link DoD: What secret helicopter?: link  Pakistan army imposes silence on bin Laden house: link Elusive ex-commando to replace bin Laden?: link Pakistani Leader Sides With Military: link U.S. hopes to question bin Laden’s wives: link Technology in US helicopter not so secret: expert: link 13 killed in Mexican border lake gun battle: link 

Mothers Day: Honoring a Fallen Son

It just so happens that as we celebrate the success of the US Navy SEALs killing bin Laden this week, another SEAL is honored.  Lieutenant Michael Murphy was killed in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings, a mission that ended with 19 Americans dead.   Murphy, who kept his composure while wounded under enemy fire, managed to call in support for help.  By doing so he had to completely expose himself to enemy fire in which he was shot again, then returned to his position after successfully making the call.  He succumb to his injuries and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery.  The USS Michael Murphy was launched in honor of what would be his 35th birthday.  His mother was able to christen the ship for launch, a true gift to a loving mother.