Gingrich: America Lost Its First Cyberwar. He’s Wrong

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Former Republican House speaker and failed GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has weighed in on Sony Pictures decision to pull the comedy “The Interview” from theaters on Christmas in the wake of a massive cyberattack against Sony.  Newt says America has lost its first cyberwar.  And he’s completely wrong.

In a Tweet, Gingrich wrote:

Newt Gingrich         @newtgingrich

No one should kid themselves. With the Sony collapse America has lost its first cyberwar. This is a very very dangerous precedent.

  5 comments for “Gingrich: America Lost Its First Cyberwar. He’s Wrong

  1. Ltpar
    December 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Dan, have to agree with you on Newt overeaching in his comments. This is merely one shot across our bow, to let soft Americans know we are not as protected from the bad guys as we think. If we had a government with a backbone, an appropriate response might be hitting the North Koeans with an electronic surge or virus knocking their electronic capability back into the Stone Age. That would be a stong message to all who wish to screw with the United States to expect blowback. Of course, we know Obama will not take that type of action. He is more likely to send the great negotiator, John Kerry to meet with the North Koreans and offer to lift the trade embargo if they promise to be nice? Where is Teddy Roosevelt and his “big stick” philosophy when we need him the most?

    • December 18, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Pat, are you forgetting the influence of China in North Korea? Diplomacy does work you know

      • Ltpar
        December 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm

        China has it’s own hands full these days and while North Korea is still their puppet, I doubt they encouraged the fat boy in the pajamas to kick the sleeping bear. North Korea needs to be bodyslammed hard enough to where they will think twice before doing it agian. If not, what will be next for the hackers, perhaps the power companies or the energy grid? It will be interesting to see how hard the Presidents slaps them.

  2. December 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    China hacks us daily; they obtain all sorts of information from this county … probably billions

    • Ltpar
      December 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      All the more reason for strong action against North Korea to send a message to China and any other intruders that the United States will not tolerate their actions. Sometimes the carrot works and other times the stick has to be used.

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