Last Friday, millions of federal employees were informed of a major data breach involving government servers. As a result of the breach, employees were warned they should immediately change all passwords and watch their credit reports for signs of fraud.
“Federal officials said Friday the cyber attack appeared to have originated in China, but they didn’t point fingers directly at the Chinese government. The Chinese said any such accusation would be ‘irresponsible and unscientific.’”
Great. The Chinese government hacks into our government’s servers and the Obama administration isn’t outraged or overly concerned. In fact, just like their non-response response to the hundreds of documented incursions by Mexican military and law enforcement onto U.S. soil, they seem more concerned about the foreign governments than American sovereignty.
“’We know that the attack occurred from somewhere in China, but we don’t know whether it was an individual or a group or a nation-state attack,’ said Rep. Jim Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat and leading voice in Congress on cybersecurity. He added, though that it had ‘all the hallmarks of a nation-state attack.’”
Let me clue you in Representative Langevin, it does not matter who in China attacked us. It simply matter that they did so. Do you seriously think anyone in China–an oppressive communist society–could really attack the United States of America without the Chinese government knowing about it and being involved? If you do, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you in Beijing.
This cyber attack, as well as the physical Mexican incursions on our southern border are acts of war. They are meant to degrade our sovereignty, humiliate us on the national stage, and put all Americans’ safety at risk. Pretending they are anything else will only encourage more and larger attacks in the future.
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