First, a month before the 2020 election, a letter claimed that the Hunter Biden laptop information “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation” while simultaneously admitting “we do not have evidence of Russian involvement .”
Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails (October 19, 2020)
“It is for all these reasons that we write to say that the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden’s son Hunter, much of it related to his serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
“We want to emphasize that we do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, are genuine or not and that we do not have evidence of Russian involvement -- just that our experience makes us deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case.”
Among those 51 individuals that signed the letter were high-ranking intelligence officials like former CIA director Mike Hayden, former director of national intelligence Jim Clapper, former CIA director and defense secretary Leon Panetta, and former CIA director John Brennan. Many are allegedly potential co-conspirators in nefarious activities involving the Obama Administration and the Trump/Russia hoax. All guilty of participation in a dishonest Democrat operation to subvert the candidacy of Donald Trump and promote the cognitively impaired Joseph Biden, who was unfit to serve as the President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of America’s military.
Now it is a plea to continue the big tech monopoly that permits censorship and cancellation to fight disinformation and misinformation – defined as anything that runs counter to the regime’s narrative of the moment.
Open Letter from Former Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Cyber Officials Calling for National Security Review of Congressional Tech Legislation (April 18, 2022)
“In the face of these growing threats, U.S. policymakers must not inadvertently hamper the ability of U.S. technology platforms to counter increasing disinformation and cybersecurity risks, particularly as the West continues to rely on the scale and reach of these firms to push back on the Kremlin.
[OCS: Disinformation and cybersecurity should not be confused or conflated – cybersecurity is a national security imperative, disinformation or propaganda is a product of all political regimes and can only be countered with more free speech, not less. Let us not forget that most of these technology companies have operations in hostile foreign nations and appear willing to censor foreign citizens on behalf of those hostile regimes.]
But recently proposed congressional legislation would unintentionally curtail the ability of these platforms to target disinformation efforts and safeguard the security of their users in the U.S. and globally.
[OCS: Again confusing and conflating platform security with censorship.]
Legislation from both the House and Senate requiring non-discriminatory access for all “business users” (broadly defined to include foreign rivals) on U.S. digital platforms would provide an open door for foreign adversaries to gain access to the software and hardware of American technology companies. Unfettered access to software and hardware could result in major cyber threats, misinformation, access to data of U.S. persons, and intellectual property theft. Other provisions in this legislation would damage the capability of U.S. technology companies to roll out integrated security tools to adequately screen for nefarious apps and malicious actors, weakening security measures currently embedded in device and platform operating systems. Our national security greatly benefits from the capacity of these platforms to detect and act against these types of risks and, therefore, must not be unintentionally impeded.
[OCS: Again confusing and conflating platform security with censorship.]
We call on the congressional committees with national security jurisdiction – including the Armed Services Committees, Intelligence Committees, and Homeland Security Committees in both the House and Senate – to conduct a review of any legislation that could hinder America’s key technology companies in the fight against cyber and national security risks emanating from Russia’s and China’s growing digital authoritarianism. Such a review would ensure that legislative proposals do not enhance our adversaries’ capabilities. It is imperative that the United States avoid the pitfalls of its key allies and partners, such as the European Union (EU), whose Digital Markets Act (DMA) passed without any consideration of national security repercussions – despite repeated concerns from the Biden administration, including over potential cybersecurity risks.
[OCS: Americans should fear America’s growing digital authoritarianism rather than concentrate on foreign boogeymen who already exert iron-fisted control over their media and technology companies.]
There were also bipartisan congressional fears that the DMA would benefit “powerful state-owned and subsidized Chinese and Russian companies,” which could have “negative impacts on internet users’ privacy, security, and free speech.” Even in light of these security concerns, the EU’s refusal to undertake a national security assessment led to none of them being addressed. The U.S. government must not make this same mistake.
[OCS: Cybersecurity has nothing to do with free speech. In fact, truth be told, it is the progressive communist democrats who are defining free speech as anything that does not contradict the regime’s narrative; thus, proving free speech as used in this context is propaganda, not free speech.]
Funny that the letter was signed by some of the same individuals who were involved in the Hunter Biden laptop affair and who are deeply entrenched in the nefarious activities of the Obama Administration and need the continuing protection of the big tech companies necessary to censor the news or cancel dissident speech that could reveal their treasonous and criminal activities. Here are some of the names: former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson, former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Michael J. Morell, and former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and former Director, National Security Agency Admiral Michael S. Rogers.
Please don’t consider pending legislation seeking to break up Google, Facebook, and Amazon’s monopoly would jeopardize the Democrat’s ability to censor the news and cancel dissident’s platform access to keep the truth from American citizens. It is not about national security or the ability to counter foreign disinformation – it's about withholding upcoming information that clearly demonstrates that Democrat dirty tricks subverted the 2016 and 2020 elections and may be used in the 2022 and 2024 elections.
Let us not forget that the majority of the media moguls and tech tyrants are supporting the progressive communist democrat regime and supporting hostile foreign governments. Just ask Disney about its free speech in China, where it censors movies to remove embedded LGTBQ+xyz indoctrination meant for the American market.
America is facing “digital authoritarianism” on behalf of the progressive communist democrats. We need to fight back now and not be bamboozled by conflating critical cybersecurity and so-called disinformation. As for the signatories of these letters, most are Obama activists who should be investigated and prosecuted as conspirators who significantly damaged this nation.
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS