Former President George W. Bush: US must confront cyber threats

October 19, 2017

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday warned against Russia’s attempts to meddle in the United States election, calling on the nation to confront “a new era of cyber threats.”

“America must harden its own defenses. Our country must show resolve and resilience in the face of external attacks on our democracy and that begins with confronting a new era of cyber threats,” Bush said during a forum for the George W. Bush Institute in New York City.

During the speech, the former president referred to Russia as “a hostile power,” noting its attempts to sow discord in the American electorate.

“This effort is broad, systemic and stealthy. It’s conducted across a range of social media platforms,” Bush continued.

42 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Askjrsk says:

    Why? Why must the inept incompetent unfit incapable George W. do anything? He certainly failed as a leader when he had his eight years. Why would anyone ever think we need Bush for anything. What we need is to send more that are like him back home where they belong. Their home towns don’t want them, and that’s why they fear term limits.

  • Joanne Aulenbacher says:

    The world is very complex these days and lots of backstabbing going on. We Conservatives should be fighting the Dems not each other. It is fine to disagree but let’s keep it civil

  • Askjrsk says:

    Hay W! That’s brilliant who helped you figure all that out? What do you say about calling Rosenstein Comey Meuller under oath? Prosecute then execute! W? You with us? Hello?

  • WhiteFalcon says:

    Jobless rate is down to its lowest level since 1974 and G.W. Bush is taking shots at President Trump? Give me a break. I guess he is still pissed that his little brother didn’t get nominated. Get over it G.W. It is time for you to grow up.

    1. Askjrsk says:

      We are so over the Bushs!!! I believe the old man was in the photo taken at in front of the Texas depository building.

    2. Askjrsk says:

      Never Doubleya and Bushs duffer from dementia.

  • maxx says:

    What is funny is that the real experts to cyber security are not the government or the big corporations spending billions because both have proven to be huge failures. Every week another companies data files are accessed and uploaded onto some bad guys server. The things that go on to steal 143 million accounts from a major credit card farm are so simple that government or corporations should be able to shut it down 100%. The experts are the guys/gals that are getting into the networks. Many of these people are known.

  • Tiger says:

    I served under Bush Sr. in Shield/Storm as an Army nurse and under Bush Jr. in these wars and I am not impressed with Bush Jr. anymore. He is not the friend of our country and he is a bad man.

    As to what is going down now, with the Russian Uranium Deal, I can only pray that the follow through happens and the snakes, Hillary and Obama taken out. Major Swamp draining there.

    Now with the drone situation the Pandora’s Box of killing indiscriminately has been opened and cyber security plus drones is going to be the death of many in Ameirca.

    1. Askjrsk says:

      That sums it up, Tiger. They’re the kind to finance Hitler. And they did. Job isn’t any smarter than any of them. They are deceitful. It is interesting how like an onion the truth is being unpeeled, one skin at a time.

      1. Retired says:

        With the new Cell phones – home computers and the new cars with all the electronics people have given up their freedom and Big Brother can watch every step you take in life . It is worse than gun control . What is congress doing about it and what did Bush do about it in his 8 years, he is a little late talking now.

        1. Askjrsk says:

          So true. Bush’s ? The dynasty absolutely full of morons? Financing Hitler, and old granddaddy not remembering where he was the day JFK was assassinated, even though Photographs place him in front of the Dallas book depositary building. There’s a reason with all that money Jeb was the first out the back door, just as there’s a reason Hilkary is voted the most hated woman in America.

          1. The Redhawk says:

            Time for the MAGA party to TAKE HOLD!! Trump has done more in 9 Months than the two did in 16 Ywras as far as the Economy, Militar victories, Jobs Creation and wealth creation….he inherited a BOAT LOAD of CRAP and is turning the Country round.

          2. Askjrsk says:

            Spot on

          3. The Redhawk says:

            YES MAGA and KEEP the OLD Fraternity of FOOLS BEHIND DOORS

          4. Askjrsk says:

            Waterboard them!! The five former presidents all together in Texas. Old GW in the wheel chair drooling out the side of his mouth made the most sense . W did not disappoint he’s every bit as stupid as always, and like a child makes faces well not mature, not presidential and really convoluted. Then there’s Old Bill. His mouth really is out of control. His lips have invouluntay movment. No wonder women he’s had sex with say “never again”. Then obama he had fingers out all over the back sides and hind ends of all five former presidents. Old peanut farmer Jimmy Carter, obviously the smartest brightest quickest of the five, he gives a talk with a mouthful of peanuts. Asking for money Clinton mouths send it to Clinton charitable foundation. The only one professional presidential showing true leadership ability President Donald Trump, who was busy working and sent a video. MAGA

          5. The Redhawk says:

            THese LYING Professional PIMPS, Madams and Hores would probably LIE even When WATERBOARDED

      2. Tiger says:

        True that.

    2. The Redhawk says:

      I Think that DUBYA should stay at his ranch, do what he so admirably did since O Zero became president stay out of the political debacle and quit talking Globalization and playing into O ZERO created Divisiveness ..and RACIST POLICIIES ..

      1. Tiger says:

        I just took a poll asking me a bunch of questions, all about the Global community, the resources, the earth, should X presidents criticize the new president and basically what they were feeling me out for is do I hold to One World Order Ideals, I let them have it.

        1. The Redhawk says:

          WAY to go Tiger….Ooh Rahh

  • Pete Bundy says:

    When Bush was POTUS I had two issues with him. The first was when he called the Minutemen who went on the Southern border to report illegals breaking into the country. He referred to these people as vigilantes which was not and never will be true. The second was when he gave the OK for the first bailout. He said nothing during Obamas eight years and why has he been quiet on the uranium deal which enriched HRC?

    1. Lori says:

      Could it be that he got a kick back from the uranium deal himself. Birds of a feather flock together. He’s buddy buddy with Billy and now Barack.

      1. Askjrsk says:

        Interesting perspective and plausible

        1. Retired says:

          All three were UN puppets along with the OWO/NWO -IMF/IMG and world central bank .

      2. Pete Bundy says:

        It could be and OAN has an article called “Clinton Cash” on tonight the 20th at 10 PM Eastern time. I also caught part o an interview with a lawyer who has some interesting things going on with a client of hers who could connect the dots from Muller to Clinton to Obama and others.

    2. Retired says:

      That is because he was a UN puppet like Clinton and Obama . Remember he and bill Clinton were at the Bilderberg Society meeting the year before they got elected .

  • DrBillLemoine says:

    George Bush isn’t naïve. But seriously does he think the president who owes his election to Russian intervention via hacking, faux news, social media scamming and cyberattacks will do ANYTHING to stop his primary assistant–Putin? Keep it real, George and 1776 Coalition.

    1. K.A. says:

      You have obviously listened to your own socialist indoctrination curriculum for too long and have lost your ability for logic and critical thinking.

      1. maxx says:

        MrBill is a liberal TROLL. Don’t waste your time.

        1. DrBillLemoine says:

          You brief non sequitur reply makes YOU the troll. Buzz off.

          1. Retired says:

            No you are the expert troll with a big line of BS , go blow your horn elsewhere .

        2. K.A. says:

          I know! It’s just that I get so tired of the supercilious, arrogant, virtue signaling…I just can’t help myself!

      2. DrBillLemoine says:

        Are you a Russian bot or can you actually conduct a discussion of the issues I raised? I deal/dealt with facts, formulas, equations, empirical data in my career. You?

        1. Retired says:

          If anybody is a bot it is you . Who pays you to spread liberal lies ????

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Sticks and stones will break my bones. . .Remember that? You still have no subject knowledge or ability to reason here, characteristic of a bot. And of course a Russian bot would have nothing to say about its hacking or cybersecurity to an American.

          2. Retired says:

            The Hacking is mainly out of the Slavic area that once was Under Russian control and a lot comes from the far east , get your information from better sources . Remember the US allowed the Iron Curtain for 50 years so those people do have a AX to grind with the US . Then there is Also Israel that is well advanced in Tech. , remember they cracked the I Phone plus 8 years of Obama ignoring them . then there was Obama sending people to interfere with their Election .

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            WikiLeaks and Assange, Russian cadre mobilized specifically for election interference and Trump campaign associates colluded to hack the DNC, spread false news via blogs like this one, and gullible Trump supporters are responsible for political hacking. Your sources are too general and unrelated to our election of 2016. BTW Churchill and FDR stopped Russians under Stalin from overtaking the entire European continent with their actions. It’s not a question of ‘allowed’ but ‘saved’ western Europe. Check out certain cable tv stations and their documentaries to see what occurred before and after Yalta. Your Baltic and Slavic states are now free, not sources of hate for western democracies or America.
            The only angst there is fear that NATO and American backing for democracies will go away under Trump.
            No question about Israeli tech but nobody from here interfered with any election like Russians in ours. You cast a wide net for lack of specificity, only general conspiracy theories and false supposition. I also marginalize Israel generally for their apartheid nation. Guess you value second class citizenship as they do. My dentist thrives here by leaving the West Bank nonsense under Netanyahu, the dictator. Try again with more salient evidence for your position.

          4. Dad of 3 says:

            NATO needs to pay their own defense bills. They have more money than us and a much larger tax base.

          5. DrBillLemoine says:

            Europe has always been vulnerable to attack from the East–easy passage. That’s why the Berlin Wall and Iron Curtain. Are you ignoring Russia’s role ending WW2 and fighting the Axis? They need help and we have always been there for them–belatedly twice, but effectively. Pay their bills, yes, but not self-defense; it’s called NATO. More money than us–no. We are #1 and China is #2. Russia is tiny by comparison financially but has the ‘benefit’ of one man rule, dictatorship, to cause mischief and mayhem as in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine. We don’t want them doing the same in any Eurozone or NATO country, so we are tolerant.

          6. Dad of 3 says:

            Stop with the excuses. If Europe doesn’t want to pay their fair share. Then the burden shouldn’t be on the US taxpayer. Let me learn Russian like most of Eastern Europe has to for fifty years. Then they’ll have a better appreciation for the alliance and pay their fIr share gladly

    2. Retired says:

      Dr. Bullshitsky strikes again with the left wing media lies .

  • stgabrn says:

    Tell the One World Order Bush. to go back to his painting, and other activities. His whole family was against Trump because their baby didn’t get the presidency. Have no respect for them and find out what Daddy Bush did when he was VP,,all the mind control stuff, with Dick Cheney and others. Read the book that Cathy O’Brien wrote about what they did,,in TRANCE-Formation of America. Exposes their pretense of being decent people.

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