火曜日, 1月 31, 2006

Executive Outcomes







This network engages in what could be termed a post-Cold war form of 'predatory capitalism' by specializing in the extraction of mineral and oil resources from troubled and failed-states".

I became interrested in who exactly this group of mercenaries where when reading the UN report on Sierra Leone, apparently they where paid to fend off the RUF rebels in the war for control of the illicit diamond trade.

But just who are these mercenaries? where do they come from? A lot of speculation was resolved when I found this link from 'Parameters', US army war college... In the paper '...privitization of conflict'

A certain amount of near-hysteria has been generated in the past few years by the issue of privatized military elements such as the colonel, loosely characterized as mercenaries. The United Nations and some African states (some of whom hire mercenaries) have been especially vociferous in this regard. Nevertheless, the realities of the 21st century will make it inevitable that so-called mercenaries will play a greater role than in the past.

Unfortunately, man cannot quit waging war, profiting from it, and turning their heads while people are butchered, mutilated, totured, etc.

the UN report stated, 'There, thousands of civilians, many of them child victims of unspeakable brutality, face a future without hands or feet. Tens of thousands of Sierra Leoneans have lost their lives, half a million have become refugees and three or four times that number has been displaced. As the Panel concluded its report, much of Sierra Leone remained in rebel hands, where people lived without access to medical assistance, education or the means to a secure livelihood. The Panel remained cognizant, throughout its work, of its role and its responsibility in helping to end the suffering of the people of Sierra Leone, and this decade-long tragedy.'

This has been in the public eye for quite sometime. Lets discuss the possibility of changing the outcome of history with computer hacking, instead of machete hacking.

What would be some logical steps in achieving this objective? There are definately better educated people who could sumarize this. Can you imagine what a splash that would make in the global community if Hackers stood together, and focused on the demize of the root cause of this conflict. Diamonds (aside from greed, which obviously is the real culprit, however, until we can hack minds effectively, the diamond trade would be a good place to begin)

Realistically, you would be exposing yourself to real danger, so we would start by distributing the information, manifestos, objectives, and workload via something like freenet.

1)So lets start with Freenet, improve the infrastructure of anonymity for the protection and defence of our hacker army.

2)Elect some real talent that would represent an A political stance, regardless of creed, religion, origin etc.
-A political spokesman
-A person who could realistically quantify objectives that the politacal spokesman articulated.
-Logically this would lead to an agenda, a time frame of coordinated activities.

3)lets say with clear goals, we start by focusing on each in order to achieve a sense of victories.
examples could be.
public disclosure of the players intellectual property in the form of 0day exploits against their companies databases. These would use the 'handcrafted' specific style attacks that have been highly visable lately in security reports. Entry via known vulnerability in said database with sleeper programs that rootkit the system and phone the mothership. It's a good aproach in that antivirus programs can't combat them, they have to be hunted for in the millions of lines of source code.
I was thinking of the possibility of infecting their own compilers so that their very antivirus programs and IDS are the vehicle of the exploit. How do you beat the checksum?

4)These executives phones could be cloned, an all out DoS attack on there communication networks.

5)Any airport participating in refueling or harboring planes carying anything to or from said countries could receive massive DoS.

You see the list could be added to indefinately, ad noseum etc. but the main point is an all out internet war against these assholes.

6)Total blanket campaigns against diamonds period, defacing their websites or making it impossible to shop online with these companies via DoS.

Lets Make our own Executive Outcome...

BOB MARLEY - War Lyrics
What life has taught me
I would like to share with
Those who want to learn...

Until the philosophy which hold one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war

That until there are no longer first class
And second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes
Me say war

That until the basic human rights are equally
Guaranteed to all, without regard to race
Dis a war

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace, world citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion
To be persued, but never attained
Now everywhere is war, war

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique,
South Africa sub-human bondage
Have been toppled, utterly destroyed
Well, everywhere is war, me say war

War in the east, war in the west
War up north, war down south
War, war, rumours of war

And until that day, the African continent
Will not know peace, we Africans will fight
We find it necessary and we know we shall win
As we are confident in the victory

Of good over evil, good over evil, good over evil
Good over evil, good over evil, good over evil

1 Comments:

Blogger Mad Russian the Natural Philospher said...

Stu,
So far my contribution is to refuse to buy diamonds.

The political solution is hard for many Americans because it requires that one think for ones self and avoid falling to the left or the right. And the solution is hard, because to break the tyranny of the two-headed one party system we have here will require "organizing"--working at the precinct level, county level, state level, & finally at the national level (maybe twenty years to put in the right leader)--and this kind of work is not something that your typical over-worked-under-paid American (or for some lazy--tv etc.) can deal with.

Jim.

12:43 午前  

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