Yesterday’s revelations by antivirus vendor Kaspersky Labs that all Western Digital, Seagate and Toshiba hard drives have been implanted with spyware by the United States’ National Security Agency has set the world on its collective ass.
What we wish to alert the world to is the fact that the US Government has been going around taking over all kinds of companies under the pretense that these corporations are producing products that are so critical to the national security infrastructure of the USA that they can not be allowed to be run by their civilian leadership, but must be run in close cooperation with the US Department of Homeland Security – or else.
Every US corporation – and, as we now know from the inclusion of Toshiba in the list of international companies involved in the “Equation Group” operation being run by the US National Security Agency – that produces software or hardware deemed by the secret government in the USA to be critically important infrastructure necessary for the maintenance of the US capitalist class position as the #1 capitalist class in the world has been secretly taken over by the US government, which has declared it to be part of something called the “Defense Industrial Base” – a broad selection of corporations producing elements of the communications and defense-related infrastructure the US military will rely upon in the event of World War Three taking place. Those organizations deemed by the secret government running the USA to be part of the critically important “Defense Industrial Base” – like AT&T, Apple, Google, Boeing and now Western Digital, Seagate and Toshiba – have been ordered to turn over the security keys to their products so that the CIA, NSA and other US espionage agencies can have free rein to attack anyone who uses those products to threaten the continued domination of the world economy by the capitalist class of the United States.
To understand what the “Defense Industrial Base” consists of you need to take a look at these three documents, published by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS):
IT Sector Specific Plan 2010
These documents explain – not very straightforwardly but well enough – how the DIB works. When the DHS determines that any company is producing a product that they want to control, they declare that company to be part of the Defense Industrial Base – at which time the CEO is presented with a legal document which asserts that his or her corporation is engaged in an economic sector that is critical to the “security of the Homeland” and that the CEO must turn over the keys to their kingdom to the DHS. The legal papers served to the CEO are declared to be national security secrets, so he or she is enjoined to keep their mouths shut or be subjected to the penalties of the draconian espionage provisions of the Patriot Act and other legislation that protects and serves the secret government.
We have seen this US secret government operation in action against the CEO of Lavabit, Lavar Levison, the heroic CEO who refused to allow his company to be transformed into a spying apparatus for the US government back in 2013.
We assert – based solely on our own analysis of the long-running series of revelations of how the US secret government works – that the new “Equation Group” revelations that allegedly show the involvement of Western Digital, Seagate and Toshiba – makers of over 90% of the hard drives in use on this planet – in the US Government’s Defense Industrial Base takeover of the world’s major communications vendors and Internet service providers.
Those who run companies that are declared to be part of the US “Defense Industrial Base” can not discuss the fact that their companies have been so enjoined with anyone who does not possess the top-level security clearance necessary for such a discussion – which rules out almost everyone in the world, including US Senators, members of Congress and even their own corporate lawyers!
For more information on the revelations check out these links from Kaspersky Labs:
Equation group: questions and answers
Equation Group: The Crown Creator of Cyber-Espionage
Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy
Workers of the World, Unite!