The golden Dawn Tv attack.
Why do I find it far too convenient to be plausible ?
Ok – yes it happened – we all saw it on the news, but was it staged ?
Was it a PR thing that went horribly wrong, or was it planned and staged to disgrace them just before the election ?
Various governments, police, and several authorities are terrified of Golden Dawn getting a foothold in Greece – but because of the pressure that austerity has put on the Greeks they nearly did it in the last election (people turned to the only party that seemed to listen to them saying austerity was wrong)
With the new elections coming up in little over a week Golden dawn looked like they would get a bigger share of the cake and become a permanent fixture.
Then one of their members went on live TV and assaulted two other politicians.
Now either that was the dumbest thing anyone in politics has ever done, or it was a setup.
I personally have difficulty believing that a party that is that desperate to get into mainstream politics would do anything that stupid, especially when their trump card was playing to the people promising to help them.
Part of me is wondering who “bought” the guy off and arranged for the TV episode to totally discredit the party – which has worked splendidly – the Greeks are now marching against the party, and the chances of them getting anything in the upcoming elections are almost zero ( of course they will still pick up the fanatic vote ) as normal Greeks are disgusted at them.
So – an act of gross stupidity, or a cleverly staged dirt campaign ?
Either way Golden Dawn is dead.Pin It
The on-going saga continues….
I am very curious to see how this pans out as it is getting very close to crunch time.
Either Greece pull out and default – or the money men at the EU back off and give them some space to breath.
Strangely I can’t see either happening – so am at a loss to predict what’s going to happen.
Greece cannot afford to continue with the austerity package it has, and the people have said a resounding “No – they aren’t prepared to continue with it”, and the money men at the EU still reckon that if Greece falls the rest will come down like dominoes, so are terrified of it going.
Something has to give – and soon.
As they say – watch this space.Pin It
The article above talks about England preparing for a digital attack by group or groups unknown.
Now whilst, in my opinion, this is a very real and scary prospect. It will happen, and sooner rather than later, the prospect of allowing the digital defence of the realm to be handled by the people who usually handle such things – politicians, committees, and large bureaucracies – is even scarier.
The reason being is that conventional defence, and the decisions behind it take an age – look at how long it took to mobilise a force to Libya.
The digital world does not work in those time frames – it operates in the now, the instant.
The digital world evolves at a pace that most hi-tech companies (who are geared up to handle it) have difficulty keeping up with.
The thought of a committee coming up with a plan then spending 3 (plus ?) years implementing it is farcical, as the thing they have planned against will be ancient history by the time the plan goes into practise. And as it will have been through countless reviews and alterations the details of what is going to be implemented will be free to the people they are defending against (don’t for a second think that any hacker willing to take down an MoD site will balk at hacking a file server to get minutes of the various meetings)
What needs to be put in place is a team of geeks and hackers (sorry – it was the only word that seemed appropriate)
A team that can adapt in a second, who will be on top of the latest techniques (and counter techniques)
Of course they will need to be handled by the conventional people (for funding etc ) – but to put their actions through the treacle mill of normally defence decision making will make them useless.
Unfortunately the politico’s and generals of this world are not ready (or even aware) of the speed with which they will need to react in the digital world, so will balk at employing a bunch of pizza eating teens to defend the country.
Which will mean it won’t happen.
What we will be left with will be an enormously expensive white elephant that will be able to stop nothing, and will face the public with a bright red blush when the first attack comes and goes straight through them.
The world of government and law needs to wake up and get out of it’s dinosaur attitudes and processes if it wants to work in, and defend against the world digital.Pin It
Ok, so we have all heard of occupy now – peaceful demonstrations in most cities – violent in some (although I do believe the Rome violence had nothing to do with occupy)
What is it – who are they – what do they want ?
What and who are fairly self evident – a group of normal people who are against capitalism and the greed of the modern world.
What do they want – that’s a tough one.
They have no leaders, they have no political sponsors, they have no spokes people, they have no agenda.
At this moment in time they are a curiosity – something the press can use as page fillers when there is nothing else to show.
So my point (or the reason for this post) is – what’s the point ?
In the middle east people demonstrated against governments, and escalated the demonstrations and requests until they were either beaten down, or got what they wanted – they had an aim – to change their current environment.
They will sit in financial centers, outside churches, wherever, from now until doomsday and achieve absolutely nothing, because they have no direction – no point.
Don’t get me wrong, I agree with some of what the general idea is – the financial system needs changing, we need to change to walk away from the greed culture – but parking in front of a church is not the way to do it.
To get what you want you have to make demands, you have to back those demands up with threats ( sorry yes, threats ). Threats to stop the country, to interrupt the system, to cause an inconvenience.
And to continue doing those things, and where necessary escalating them, until someone listens and you can enter into a discussion about your requests.
As it stands occupy is doomed to be a nothing, a curiosity that will live in the history books as the greatest world non event.Pin It
Read the above article.
I am not going to comment on either the rallies, or the violence in Rome.
What did interest me was this quote from the head of the bank of Italy – the new ECB head.
Young people are right to be indignant,” he was quoted by Italian media as saying.
Young people are angry.
So are we Adults.
Have a think about it – WE ADULTS
The older generation in charge of the current mess believe they are the adults and know better, they understand why their children are upset and are misbehaving in the streets.
He isn’t taking any of the protesters seriously – they are just childish tantrums.Pin It