Washington DC (Storch Report) — The Fort Hood massacre by a Muslim Army Major, Nidal Hasan, that killed 13 and wounded 30, in 2009 was labeled at the time “workplace violence” by President Obama but he is now handing out Purple Hearts and compensating victims of the terrorist attack; and the cyber hacking by North Korea of the Sony Corporation during the past week, called an act of war by some, has now been labeled by the president as “cyber-vandalism” promising a US “response proportionately.”
Obama has a habit of calling national and global events something other than what they are. I guess that’s what happens when you wear sunglasses inside and see graffiti rather than an act of terrorism on US security.
Sen. John McCain, a war vet and prisoner, sees it as a “new form of warfare.”
On Sunday Obama told CNN, “No, I don’t think it was an act of war. I think it was an act of cyber-vandalism that was very costly, very expensive.” He said “We will respond proportionately.”
David Boies Sony’s attorney said, “This is not a Sony security problem,” adding “This is a national security problem. And the government has got to lead.”
McCain (R-Ariz.) told ABC, “This not vandalism, it is a new form of warfare. And we have to counter that form of warfare with a better form of warfare.”
Perhaps Obama’s ‘proportionate response’ will be buying President Kim Jong un an ice cone as a reward for his security breach on America.