by Melissa Melton | Originally published at The Daily Sheeple
Have you seen The Interview yet?
Internet chatter regarding the Seth Rogen/James Franco film abounds, certainly making Sony a ton of dough after the whole North Korea hacking debacle that allegedly caused the studio to cancel it’s original opening of the film for fear of terror attacks in U.S. theaters (and which many have called out for being a total government psyop, but anyway…)
Side note: have you seen the movie Wag the Dog?
Anyway, USA Today even ran a story in its print paper that showed two people dressed as Uncle Sam santa hybrids holding American flags outside of one of the film’s belated premieres; because if there’s one bad guy that can make Americans go “rah rah red, white, and blue” while also magically breathing life into the specter of cyber warfare, surely it’s North Korea, right?
Yesterday the FBI reaffirmed its commitment to the official government line that this was not the work of an insider and that a group in North Korea calling themselves “the Guardians of Peace” definitely, absolutely, and 100% was the evil mastermind behind a massive Sony hack which resulted in the White House being “forced” into confronting the enemy nation. (Oh, was that what made the tiny country’s Internet go out December 22nd?)
The FBI is maintaining its stance, as the New York Post points out, “despite a growing number of private cyber-security firms concluding there was no evidence of such a finding.”
That’s right. No evidence. Not a little evidence or a wee amount of evidence or a speck of evidence, but none. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
And yet, the big story up on Drudge right now is that the Sony hackers are currently threatening our establishment media. What exactly are we going to find out with that hack, huh?
That they are all a bunch of paid talking heads who cover what the government tells them to cover, spin what they’re told to spin and how, go along to get along, and ask “How high?” when they’re told to jump on an agenda?
Meanwhile, cyber security (or “cyberterrorism” as it is now being lovingly referred to) and hacking are so important, such huge pressing national security issues that when our own CIA gets caught hacking into our Senate’s computers, well…
Nothing. Investigators drop it like a nuclear potato in the summer on the sun.
Via The New York Times:
A panel investigating the Central Intelligence Agency’s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who were looking into the C.I.A.’s use of torture will recommend against punishing anyone involved in the episode, according to current and former government officials.
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen.
Oh, but the agency’s “missteps” are expected to be “criticized,” though, so look out for that.
The panel, by the way, was appointed by CIA Director John O. Brennan who, in some cases, reportedly ordered the illegal searches to begin with. Yeah. Then he later told the American people lie after lie after lie for months on end that there was absolutely no CIA hacking of Senate Intelligence Committee computers (that he, himself ordered).
But hey, at least he apologized, see?
Keep in mind that America is officially a battlefield thanks to the National Defense Authorization Act, so if say YOU got caught hacking a Senate Intelligence Committee computer, you would likely be treated like an enemy combatant and probably get a little more than your Internet shut down for a day (you know, things like being labeled a cyberterrorist, being black bagged and being taken away without charge or trial).
When the CIA does it, however, it’s apparently no big deal.
But, ya know, we can trust the government, right?