The most interesting thing about the Stuxnet story Mistermix discussed this morning is how long after a country openly admitted they had launched a cyberattack on a nuclear plant here in the United States would it be before we started bombing? And before the idiot apologists start chiming in about how I should go vote for Romney because he’d be worse or your usual shithouse lawyer nonsense, that is our official policy. You launch a cyberattack against us, we will respond however the fuck we want:
A damaging attack on the United States that comes via the Internet could be punished with missiles and bombs, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday.
A Defense Department strategy for cybersecurity, to be released in June, points to “the idea that attacks in cyber would be viewed the same way that attacks in a kinetic form are now,” said Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan.
Unidentified military officials who spoke on background to The Wall Street Journal for a story in Tuesday’s editions were even more explicit.
“If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks,” one official told the paper.
So how many of you would find it acceptable for Iran to launch a missile at us in retaliation for our joint stuxnet cyberattack? They’d just be playing by our rules.