The New York Times article “Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort” called my attention this week… according to the article, “Russian submarines and spy ships” are really near the “vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications”. The military and intelligence forces of the U.S. are really concerned that Russians might be planning an attack.
Are we going back to cold war? Which are the Russian plans regarding those submarines and spy ships?
As Douglas Rushkof writes in his article “Russia, the Internet and a new way to wage war?” for the CNN the Russians don’t realize that they are not only messing with the U.S. but also with all the “free world”. Russia wouldn’t be just attacking America, but all of us. Rushkof also mentions something that really struck me, “the Internet is just an extension of American imperialism. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Apple, and Intel are all essentially American companies, and their platforms and devices are embedded with the values of free market capitalism.” So is Russia wanting to attack capitalism? Are we back to the old days, to the cold war? Will this become a fight between capitalism and communism?
We all know that Russia is part of the world financial system and if they plan, as we think or as we suspect they would, they would affect their own interests.
I am really eager to lern more about this topic, and to know how Russia is going to react to all of this… If only we could anticipate their next move, maybe what ever they are planning to do there, can be prevented. As a good friend of mine would say “the truth will always come out, sooner or later”.
Douglas Rushkof’s Article: “Russia, the Internet and a new way to wage war?”
The New York Times article: “Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort”