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Boots on the ground: Obama’s cybersecurity directive could allow military deployment within the US
Russia Today ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | RT TV

Posted on 11/16/2012 10:16:07 PM PST by Jyotishi

The White House is being asked by attorneys to explain a top-secret presidential policy directive signed last month that may allow for the domestic deployment of the US military for the sake of so-called cybersecurity.

Lawyers with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the office of US President Barack Obama in hopes if hearing more about an elusive order signed in secrecy in mid-October but only made public in an article published this week in the Washington Post.

According to persons close to the White House who have seen the order and spoke with the Post, Presidential Policy Directive 20 (PP20) aims to “finalize new rules of engagement that would guide commanders when and how the military can go outside government networks to prevent a cyberattack that could cause significant destruction or casualties.” Attorneys with EPIC are now demanding that they see this secret order to find out what exactly that could mean, citing the possibility of putting boots on the ground in the United States if the government argues it’s imperative for cybersecurity.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cybersecurity; law; military; nsa; obama

1 posted on 11/16/2012 10:16:19 PM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

Maybe they really would like a civil conflict


2 posted on 11/16/2012 10:17:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Jyotishi

I wouldn’t trust too much coming out of Russia Today.

They spend a lot of time trying to stir up trouble in the USA -— they’re the new Pravda, with British-accented “anchors”.

Russia Today also likes to propagandize against Israel.

Thursday they had Israel using illegal white phosphorous -— a claim they’ve made before.

Of course, we certainly can’t trust anything coming out of (and much ignored) from CNN/NBC/ABC/CBS.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 10:22:07 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Exactly. You can’t trust anything coming out of RT, but every now and then they are actually more honest than our own main stream media. Of course, their intent (RT) is to weaken us anyway they can. The most effective form of propaganda is the truth packaged without any qualifications and without any clarification.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 10:28:11 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: Jyotishi

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


5 posted on 11/16/2012 10:28:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Jyotishi

I will volunteer my Dell Windows 7 computer for the cyber-military to deploy against and destroy. I would like to put it out in the middle of the cul-de-sac, gather round some spectator yard chairs so the neighbors can enjoy it too, and then the Pentagon can deploy their latest bunker busters against the Menace from Redmond. I cannot think of a more entertaining way to spend Saturday morning. This is what the directive from Obama is about, right?

/s/s/


6 posted on 11/16/2012 10:42:12 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: F15Eagle
Of course, we certainly can’t trust anything coming out of (and much ignored) from CNN/NBC/ABC/CBS.

The John Edwards scandal didn't appear until The Enquirer brought it to light!

7 posted on 11/16/2012 11:46:51 PM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: F15Eagle
they’re the new Pravda

Like you said, we know what comes out of ABCNNBCBS is crap, if it isn't just ignored completely. If someone else is saying it, sometimes it's worth a look.

8 posted on 11/17/2012 2:26:41 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Jyotishi

Wouldn’t this be part of that EO that was made public back in October, enabling the government to essentially take over critical infrastructure—from energy to communications, food , housing and gas?

It did seem like a bizarre power grab, but it was out in the open. Perhaps there was some military enforcement bit that this is focused on?


9 posted on 11/17/2012 3:50:39 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

The civilian army.........just as well funded.......

NKVD


10 posted on 11/17/2012 3:55:32 AM PST by combat_boots (Catho)
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To: combat_boots

True. Haven’t they got a stock of three gazillion bullets by now? Is there any part of American life that an armed federal agency doesn’t oversee?


11 posted on 11/17/2012 3:57:23 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Jyotishi

Boots on the ground to control cyber? What exactly are boots on the ground going to do?

Federal Govt agencies don’t even follow their own rules on cyber security, perhaps the bastard could start there.


12 posted on 11/17/2012 4:21:24 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: F15Eagle

Here here.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 4:28:12 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Jyotishi

That guy is not going to be happy until he sets off CWII.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 7:49:19 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Jyotishi.

Don’t worry, cybersecurity, probably means a virtual deployment. /s


15 posted on 11/17/2012 8:46:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jyotishi

New World Order


16 posted on 11/17/2012 8:49:38 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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