Maybe I am naïve, maybe just stupid, but this drum beat of the computer hacking power and terroristic threat called North Korea is baffling. Reminds me of another time when Americans were running around convinced the Russians did it and something MUST be done.
Does anyone remember the outrage surrounding the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine? Does anyone know the conclusion of that story? Here is the official statement from the White House that were amplified and shouted for weeks after the downing………then faded away. You can almost see the same pattern in this whole Sony hacking story, which took place on servers in Japan, but somehow is a direct invasion of the United States, confusing I know.
Official statement from the White House (only official statement released)
“We assess Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 … was likely downed by a surface-to-air [SAM] missile, an SA-11, operated from a separatist-held location in eastern Ukraine…………….Because of the technical complexity of the SA-11, it is unlikely that the separatists could effectively operate the system without assistance from knowledgeable personnel. Thus we cannot rule out technical assistance from Russian personnel in operating the systems..” White House Linking Russians to the downing of MH17 July 18, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry July 21, 2014 “……….we have mountains of evidence that points to Russian involvement….”
July 22, 2014……..no further official statements from the White House on flight MH17
Dec. 20, 2014 still silence on MH17, but remember the FBI and the White House must have “mountains of evidence” North Korea hacked Sony, right??