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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    01 Jun '11 15:28
    The US is set to publish plans that will categorise cyber-attacks as acts of war - leading to potential military retaliation.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13614125

    Is the U.S. asserting this as a casus beli, effectively, on behalf of all nations against any or all other nations? Or only for the U.S. against nations of its choosing?
  2. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    01 Jun '11 16:03
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b]The US is set to publish plans that will categorise cyber-attacks as acts of war - leading to potential military retaliation.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13614125

    Is the U.S. asserting this as a casus beli, effectively, on behalf of all nations against any or all other nations? Or only for the U.S. against nations of its choosing?[/b]
    We'd probably only bomb those who interrupt our God given right to access internet porn.
  3. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    03 Jun '11 05:18
    So, all I need to do is get Israeli computers to hack American business and I can change the whole Middle-East?

    Sounds like a challenge.
  4. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    03 Jun '11 05:45
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Sounds like a challenge.
    I think you should devote some serious time and energy on this. Go.
  5. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    03 Jun '11 06:04
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    I think you should devote some serious time and energy on this. Go.
    Na, I've got to spend all my time irritating Seitse.
  6. 03 Jun '11 19:08
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b]The US is set to publish plans that will categorise cyber-attacks as acts of war - leading to potential military retaliation.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13614125

    Is the U.S. asserting this as a casus beli, effectively, on behalf of all nations against any or all other nations? Or only for the U.S. against nations of its choosing?[/b]
    Dumbing down, or lowering the definition of war is a roguish misuse of the language to expand governmental power.

    War on drugs, war on poverty, yes war on terrorism, or the cold war.

    Almost half the wars fought by the USA haven't been declared wars, including the Civil War, otherwise known as the War of Northern Aggression.

    I admit I was taken in by the Bush doctrine declaring war on terrorism.
  7. 03 Jun '11 19:20
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    We'd probably only bomb those who interrupt our God given right to access internet porn.
    Its a short list, but yes, that is one item on the list.
  8. 03 Jun '11 19:22
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b]The US is set to publish plans that will categorise cyber-attacks as acts of war - leading to potential military retaliation.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13614125

    Is the U.S. asserting this as a casus beli, effectively, on behalf of all nations against any or all other nations? Or only for the U.S. against nations of its choosing?[/b]
    Then again, do they really need a reason to go to war? (cough, Libya).