Monthly Archives: October 2017

What if…

I’m just spitballing here, and I don’t have the hard facts to back it up. Though I suppose if I were to reach out to some of my old #Anonymous contacts they could find out which way was up without too much trouble but for this purpose, I’m going to engage ina bit of what we will call ‘educated speculation’.

I look back in to April of this year, and a few events since and I catch stories like these:

North Korea Surprises With Display of New Missiles at Annual Military Parade

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We’d be fools to believe they haven’t continued on working on these things, and they aren’t exactly forthcoming on their advances in this area. Why do I get to write this bit? I’m the lady in case you’ve missed it among a feew other voices who make up the not so proverbial adults in the room calling for ‘restraint, de-escalation, and dialog’.

We then skip forward to closer to nowish..

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I’d suggest, and this is just one cyber kittehs hunch, that they already have such a capability and just aren’t putting their cards on the table. The thing is, lets assume for a minute I’m correct in this, they have that ability and they are stalling for something. Then I have a ten million dollar question, why the holdoff in diplomacy?

“Theres an Ace not accounted for in this deck of cards, I hold only one up my sleeve, where sit the other three?”

If I were to sit down for a moment, with the President of the United States and offer him an honest no b.s. assessment I believe I’d look the gentleman an the eyes and tell him something along the lines of “Mr. President, I think we have a way out here your advisers just dont want to point out is an option for you to take.”

I don’t immediately find this post, but yesterday I reviewed a batch of photographs which had been taken shall we say ‘off the guided path’ showing the people there in need of basic things like humanitarian aid. Further, I am aware we (The U,S, and S. Korea have planned military maneuvers for training purposes. I tell you in all seriousness, as someone not sitting in Washington as someone who gets a broad overview from both sides of the pond, if we move these drills or postpone them, and we sincerly offer humanitarian aid I believe we can get Mr. Kim Jong Un. to the bargaining table.

People, are people, American, Chinese, Japanese, English what have you and at the end of the day people care about a few basic things themselves and their families, maybe a few treasured family possessions but at the core of us all is a enduring will to survive and be free. Should the powers that be elsewhere fail to realize that they need to maintain these basic things as in some cases they have apparently failed to do, no action on any outside parties part maybe necessary.

The only problem in that scenario then becomes what is to be done with the destructive materials which have already been created.

Moving along, I’ve said before I’d rather see the DPRK move to exploring space then finding new(or rather old ways which are new to them to blow people up) so apparently everything I write doesnt fall on deaf ears:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/north-korea-wants-peacefully-develop-outer-space-use-many-more-satellites-1643599

Next headline: / tidbit

“North Korea’s cyber-army should worry us all”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/north-koreas-cyber-army-should-worry-us-all/2017/10/18/d47b02b4-b41a-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?utm_term=.f6d3ea62df07

While I have personally written a letter to the ‘collective’ (Read #Anonymous) and also NWH (Did they get that memo? etc) urging them to exercise restraint and let the diplomats do their job there are those ‘on the sideline’ who wait should some make the unwise decision not to seek peaceful resolution to issues of the day. I will say no more, and hope that calm and constructive discussion will be that path forward so we need discuss it no further.

 

Finally, in closing I flash back to the remarks of a former U.S. President

Remarks at the Dorasan Train Station in Dorasan, South Korea
February 20, 2002

 

“We gather today surrounded by reminders of the challenges to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. President Kim has just shown me a road he built, a road for peace. And he’s shown me where that road abruptly ends, right here at the DMZ. That road has the potential to bring the peoples on both sides of this divided land together, and for the good of all the Korean people, the North should finish it.

Traveling south on that road, the people of the North would see not a threat but a miracle of peaceful development, Asia’s third largest economy that has risen from the ruins of war. The people of the North would see more than physical wealth; they would see the creativity and spiritual freedom represented here today. They would see a great and hopeful alternative to stagnation and starvation. And they would find friends and partners in the rebuilding of their country.

South Korea is more than a successful nation; it is an example to the world. When nations embrace freedom, they find economic and social progress. When nations accept the rules of the modern world, they find the benefits of the modern world. And when nations treat men and women with dignity, they find true greatness.”

I do not believe the door closed to a day when prosperity and peace can find a home there and be a beacon unto the world for what humanity can do when it decides to sit aside the horror and cruelty of the past. Thus, for as long as The creator(if you believe if such a being) will fill my lungs with breath, I shall continue to advocate we stay our hand from the path of madness and seek to live in harmony, build a better world to spite the challenges we may find there in in doing so we secure the blessings of our world for the generations yet to come.

 

Have a good evening.

-Nexy

 

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Let me start this story at the beginning, call it what you will a sense of duty, a debt of honor, what have you. When I was 27-28 I went on Social Security / Disability for back problems, PTSD, and a few other reasons we won’t go in to here and now as they are not relevant.

The point being, for the past 12+ years my government (US.Gov) has given me a modest means to at least survive not by any means making it easy but a basic income which has allowed me to have my needs met if not the things I want. Thus, I take the time to put together whatever I can in the means of sound and reasonable advice to those who would listen lets call it ‘repayment of a debt of honor’. While many sit in D.C., the “halls of power” if you will, I sit in the middle of what many politicians dub “fly over country”.

For a long time, I operated ahead of the news cycles. This is the way most hackers operate. The things we do often don’t make the headlines, indeed its been said the best hackers are the ones you never hear about. This equifax thing is a joke,from a hackers view point it completely blows away the whole concept of ‘low profile’. I digress, but I’m waiting for some script kiddie to step forward and claim credit for his/her five minutes of fame because it fits the persona of someone who would do such a thing to sell the info on the ‘dark web’ kinda like the internet version of ‘street credit’ give it time, watch, listen, they’ll tell one of their buddies.


 

On the topic of DPRK

Of late, the war drums sound loudly, and as I’ve said before, the world seems to be at the stage where its holding its breath before some plunge in to deep waters. I see headlines like this:

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and wonder, what happens when those voices that call for restraint and dialog fall silent. Mr. Secretary that first bomb should never fall. Not because there is a fight we can not win, but instead because the day it does is the day we have have abandoned sanity and opted for a series of events none of us may be able to control. In short, as other have said, things could spiral out of control very easily. This is not the era of the first Korean war, this is 50+ years later and the costs would be far greater so as one of #WeThePeople

I am here adulting, telling you Sir(Sec. Tillerson), and those in the diplomatic corps there must be a peace, here in, fail us not.

Further, yesterday it came to my attention that N. Korea is allegedly behind the ‘wannacry’ attacks. I can neither confirm nor deny this, however I would say if I were looking at a list of suspects it would not consist of only them. The short version here, is “wannacry” is amateurish to say the least it attacked an old system with more bugs then the amazon rainforest. I would expect A country who can pilfer bitcoins by the thousands to display a bit more technical prowess.

I went yesterday looking for @X0rz tweets on wannacry and low and behold couldnt go back that far. I got as far back as maybe Aug. then it was the little “to top of page button”.

I also am aware of the current rejection by DPRK of our diplomatic efforts

http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2017/10/16/North-Korea-rejects-diplomacy-with-U-S-for-now.html

thus one is left to wonder, where the middle ground is to be found. Mr. Trump wrote “the art of the deal” and its been said ‘diplomacy is the art of comprimise’ so the solution as this affects the world and not just a US-DPRK standoff is some sort of third part mediation. In the past, we’ve looked to China but as Mr. Trump found out the relationship between China and DPRK is not something one covers in a ten minute history lesson of dinner.

Perhaps then its time we look else where, to a country which is not in the region which has historically been a neutral ground / party, or tried to be. Off the top of my head, Switzerland actually springs to mind.

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Of Mr. Putin, and Russia

Moving on, I caught a quote from Hillary Clinton yesterday and like her or hate her, she wasn’t wrong on this oneC2HQDP

I said it before in old blog entries and such. The man plays the long game and he’s had years of practice at it.

In the twitterverse awhile back I sent a tweet to @cybertaters

and gave them some very sound advice “Never underestimate an adversary”.

Doing so is like sending them a nice fruit basket with some rocks lining the bottom that they can throw at you later.

I do think some of the things Russia has been blamed for are a matter of political convenience. On the other hand, I also believe if they decided to use their influence with

DPRK we might find another way out of our current predicament. It just becomes a matter of how do we deal with the 2016 election problems, which must NEVER happen again and at the same time ask them to give the N.K. government a nudge and ask them to tone down the rhetoric so the situation can be deescalated.

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Then we come to one of those topics I have to put gloves on just to touch…

Mr. Assange and Wikileaks.

Long before the CIA director came out and said it I made the comments “Wikileaks is not our friend”.

Ladies and Gentlemen, in the same sense I used those words to describe wikileaks, I say the same for Mr. Assange. He reminds me a bit of the ‘cancer man’ from the xfiles only with intentions that are more shrouded and less with the contact with the proverbial ‘good guys’ Its my honest estimate “he is not our friend” and bares watching.

https://gizmodo.com/these-cryptic-wikileaks-tweets-dont-mean-julian-assange-1787866602

Of course he’s not dead… I’ll make it simple, he’s up to something and using his favorite crowdfunded org to spread whatever it is. This much I’m sure of, it probably won’t be good for the multitudes.

Mr. Assange wants to pain himself as a champion of free information. He wants to sit on the fence as it were and paint himself as a victim, claiming money through wikileaks all the while sewing seeds of discord. I’ve seen this in his twitter feed, but don’t know if one can go back that far as twitter has conveniently misplaced some peoples older tweets.

 

 

More to come… snipping here pending edit.

#Anonymous

#YAND