“Brute force has an elegance all its own”

The remarks about “brute force” come from Colonel Charles W. Williamson III’s article, Carpet bombing in cyberspace, in last month’s Armed Forces Journal where he proposes that the U.S. military go on the offensive with a botnet “that can direct such massive amounts of traffic to target computers that they can no longer communicate and become no more useful to our adversaries than hunks of metal and plastic.” He’s talking about directing botnets at other hostile botnets coming the United States’ direction, but the drift is clear.

Are you surprised?

The question is not whether they can do it (although judging at how well they’re doing in their other foreign adventures at the moment, you’d have to wonder) but what measures the left, which can be presumed to be the targeted adversary, will take to defend itself and perhaps even fight back. Machetera will be writing more about this in future posts – in the meantime take a look at the posts beneath this one, to ponder the censorship already underway in Spanish Wikipedialand, where no botnets have even been employed, just a few Zionists and overzealous “librarians” with too much time on their hands and a taste for the censor’s pen.

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