AI: Machine Detection of Missile/Nuclear Launches, No Google

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Primer: The U.S. holds an enviable lead in pushing artificial-intelligence technology out of labs and into real-world applications. Thank companies like Alphabet (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL) for that.

But China’s government and technology elites aim to overtake the U.S. in AI by 2030 — or so they proclaimed in July at a Beijing political gathering.

Good luck with that.

Yes, China has many strengths as it sets out for worldwide dominance in AI technology. Its Internet giants Baidu (BIDU), Alibaba Group Holdings (BABA) and Tencent Holdings (TCEHY) are also pouring money into AI research and hiring top scientists.

China’s huge population will generate massive raw data to train AI systems in how to make predictions. So there’s good reason to think China will make breakthroughs in developing computer algorithms — the software programs that aim to replicate the human ability to learn, reason and make decisions.

China also has a major weakness: a semiconductor industry that still lags the U.S. in making high-end electronic processors. Chinese companies buy AI chips mainly from Nvidia (NVDA), based in Santa Clara, Calif. Intel (INTC), the dominant supplier of brainy chips for personal computers, is pushing fast into AI. More here.

Some employees even quit due to Google employees signing a petition for the Pentagon’s Project Maven, the AI project which is a drone contract. Project Maven is known as Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team. Google at the time of the contract beat out other bidders including Microsoft, Amazon and IBM. More here on Google.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere.

The effort has gone largely unreported, and the few publicly available details about it are buried under a layer of near impenetrable jargon in the latest Pentagon budget. But U.S. officials familiar with the research told Reuters there are multiple classified programs now under way to explore how to develop AI-driven systems to better protect the United States against a potential nuclear missile strike.

If the research is successful, such computer systems would be able to think for themselves, scouring huge amounts of data, including satellite imagery, with a speed and accuracy beyond the capability of humans, to look for signs of preparations for a missile launch, according to more than half a dozen sources. The sources included U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the research is classified.

Forewarned, the U.S. government would be able to pursue diplomatic options or, in the case of an imminent attack, the military would have more time to try to destroy the missiles before they were launched, or try to intercept them.

“We should be doing everything in our power to find that missile before they launch it and make it increasingly harder to get it off (the ground),” one of the officials said.

The Trump administration has proposed more than tripling funding in next year’s budget to $83 million for just one of the AI-driven missile programs, according to several U.S. officials and budget documents. The boost in funding has not been previously reported.

While the amount is still relatively small, it is one indicator of the growing importance of the research on AI-powered anti-missile systems at a time when the United States faces a more militarily assertive Russia and a significant nuclear weapons threat from long-time foe North Korea.


“What AI and machine learning allows you to do is find the needle in the haystack,” said Bob Work, a champion of AI technology who was deputy defense secretary until last July, without referring to any individual projects.

One person familiar with the programs said it includes a pilot project focused on North Korea. Washington is increasingly concerned about Pyongyang’s development of mobile missiles that can be hidden in tunnels, forests and caves. The existence of a North Korea-focused project has not been previously reported.

While that project has been kept secret, the military has been clear about its interest in AI. The Pentagon, for example, has disclosed it is using AI to identify objects from video gathered in its drone program, as part of a publicly touted effort launched last year called “Project Maven.”

Still, some U.S. officials say AI spending overall on military programs remains woefully inadequate.


The Pentagon is in a race against China and Russia to infuse more AI into its war machine, to create more sophisticated autonomous systems that are able to learn by themselves to carry out specific tasks. The Pentagon research on using AI to identify potential missile threats and track mobile launchers is in its infancy and is just one part of that overall effort.

There are scant details on the AI missile research, but one U.S. official told Reuters that an early prototype of a system to track mobile missile launchers was already being tested within the U.S. military.

This project involves military and private researchers in the Washington D.C. area. It is pivoting off technological advances developed by commercial firms financed by In-Q-Tel, the intelligence community’s venture capital fund, officials said.

In order to carry out the research, the project is tapping into the intelligence community’s commercial cloud service, searching for patterns and anomalies in data, including from sophisticated radar that can see through storms and penetrate foliage.

Budget documents reviewed by Reuters noted plans to expand the focus of the mobile missile launcher program to “the remainder of the (Pentagon) 4+1 problem sets.” The Pentagon typically uses the 4+1 terminology to refer to China, Russia, Iran, North Korea and terrorist groups.


Both supporters and critics of using AI to hunt missiles agree that it carries major risks. It could accelerate decision-making in a nuclear crisis. It could increase the chances of computer-generated errors. It might also provoke an AI arms race with Russia and China that could upset the global nuclear balance.

U.S. Air Force General John Hyten, the top commander of U.S. nuclear forces, said once AI-driven systems become fully operational, the Pentagon will need to think about creating safeguards to ensure humans – not machines – control the pace of nuclear decision-making, the “escalation ladder” in Pentagon speak.

“(Artificial intelligence) could force you onto that ladder if you don’t put the safeguards in,” Hyten, head of the U.S. Strategic Command, said in an interview. “Once you’re on it, then everything starts moving.”

Experts at the Rand Corporation, a public policy research body, and elsewhere say there is a high probability that countries like China and Russia could try to trick an AI missile-hunting system, learning to hide their missiles from identification.

There is some evidence to suggest they could be successful.

An experiment by M.I.T. students showed how easy it was to dupe an advanced Google image classifier, in which a computer identifies objects. In that case, students fooled the system into concluding a plastic turtle was actually a rifle. here

Dr. Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a pioneer in AI that initially funded what became the Internet, said the Pentagon still needs humans to review AI systems’ conclusions.

“Because these systems can be fooled,” Walker said in an interview.

DARPA is working on a project to make AI-driven systems capable of better explaining themselves to human analysts, something the agency believes will be critical for high stakes national security programs.


Among those working to improve the effectiveness of AI is William “Buzz” Roberts, director for automation, AI and augmentation at the National Geospatial Agency. Roberts works on the front lines of the U.S. government’s efforts to develop AI to help analyze satellite imagery, a crucial source of data for missile hunters.

Last year, NGA said it used AI to scan and analyze 12 million images. So far, Roberts said, NGA researchers have made progress in getting AI to help identify the presence or absence of a target of interest, although he declined to discuss individual programs.

In trying to assess potential national security threats, the NGA researchers work under a different kind of pressure from their counterparts in the private sector.

“We can’t be wrong … A lot of the commercial advancements in AI, machine learning, computer vision – If they’re half right, they’re good,” said Roberts.

Although some officials believe elements of the AI missile program could become viable in the early 2020s, others in the U.S. government and the U.S. Congress fear research efforts are too limited.

“The Russians and the Chinese are definitely pursuing these sorts of things,” Representative Mac Thornberry, the House Armed Services Committee’s chairman, told Reuters. “Probably with greater effort in some ways than we have.”


Yet Another American Caught Spying for China

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Kevin Mallory

It is an epidemic, only no one will admit that. Mr. Hansen’s charges are found here.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former officer with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to spy on the United States for China, the Justice Department said on Monday.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation took Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, into custody on Saturday while he was on his way to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to get a connecting flight to China.

The department said he has been accused of trying to transmit national defense information to China and with receiving “hundreds of thousands of dollars” while acting illegally as an agent for the Chinese government.

Reuters could not immediately learn who may be representing Hansen in the case.

Hansen is the latest person in a string of former U.S. intelligence officers to be swept up in criminal probes related to spying for the Chinese.

Earlier this year, former CIA case officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee was indicted for conspiring to gather or deliver national defense information to China.

Another former U.S. intelligence employee named Kevin Mallory is on trial in Virginia, also in connection with selling secrets to China.

In the new case announced Monday, prosecutors said that Hansen speaks fluent Mandarin-Chinese and Russian.

He served as a case officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency while on active military duty from 2000-2006, and later continued that line of work as a civilian employee and a contractor.

He also held a top secret clearance for years.

The government said that between 2013 and 2017, he traveled between the two countries attending conferences and provided the information he learned to China’s intelligence service.

He was paid via wire transfers, cash and credit cards. He also allegedly improperly sold export-controlled technology.

“His alleged actions are a betrayal of our nation’s security and the American people and are an affront to his former intelligence community colleagues,” said John Demers, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

According to court records, the FBI started investigating his activities in 2014. He was unaware of the probe, and participated in nine voluntary meetings with federal agents in Salt Lake City. Utah.

Prosecutors say that during his meetings, he told the FBI that Chinese intelligence had tried to recruit him, offered to cooperate as a source and even provided thumb drives to the FBI that contained classified materials he was not authorized to have.

Hansen appeared before a magistrate judge in Seattle on Monday, and is charged in a 15-count complaint.

Mr Hansen, who lives in Syracuse, Utah, was charged with attempting to gather or deliver national defense information to aid a foreign government.

Other charges – there are 15 in total – include acting as an unregistered foreign agent for China, bulk cash smuggling, structuring monetary transactions and smuggling goods from the US.

*** Now, about those phones and Kevin Mallory:

The phone the Chinese intelligence operatives gave Kevin Mallory was a specialized spy gadget. If it had worked like it was supposed to, he might be a free man today.

The former CIA officer, on trial in Alexandria federal court on espionage charges, freely told his old colleagues that he had been approached by those spies on social media in February of 2017. He said he had been invited on two trips to China and given a Samsung Galaxy phone with special encryption capabilities.

What he didn’t tell his U.S. intelligence contacts, and, according to prosecutors, what he thought they would never learn, was that he also traded classified documents to the Chinese agents in exchange for $25,000.

Mallory, a 61-year-old from Leesburg, Va., who also served in the Defense Intelligence Agency, State Department and U.S. Army, was arrested last spring. While prosecutors say he was selling secrets, he contends he was trying to expose the Chinese spies. Whatever jurors decide, the veteran intelligence operative’s trial is offering a glimpse into some of the inner workings of both Chinese espionage and American attempts to counter it.

It’s “very rare” for a foreign intelligence service’s device “to be revealed like that,” FBI agent Paul Lee testified on Thursday. The phone would have cost the Chinese government a lot of money to develop, he had told Mallory last year.

Mallory explained in meetings with the CIA and FBI, which were recorded and played for the jury, that the phone contained an app designed to facilitate steganography, or the hiding of information inside of an image. Documents were merged into a file that appeared as an image — in this case, the Chinese chose horses grazing in front of a mountain range.

To send the files through the secure version of the app, which was a customized version of the Chinese messaging service WeChat, both parties had to be online and type in a password. (The one built into the application, Mallory told the officials, was the word “password,” in English.)

Mallory told the FBI that the Chinese spies told him they had found a “special way” to make the app safer.

But their system was flawed. James Hamrock, an engineer who analyzed the phone for the FBI, said he believes the encrypted application crashed at one point, creating an unintentional log of Mallory’s communications with one of the Chinese spies.

If the app had not crashed, Hamrock testified, he likely would not have been able to see Mallory’s communications. Instead, as Mallory and FBI agents met in a hotel room in Ashburn, Va., last May to look at the phone, they saw conversations in which Mallory had discussed delivering “more documents,” including something related to a foreign intelligence service. (The name of that service was redacted from exhibits shown in court).

“I’m — I’m surprised it kept this much,” Mallory told the agents as they examined the phone.

But defense attorneys stressed that U.S. law enforcement would never have known about the phone — let alone have been able to examine it — had Mallory not brought it to them.

Mallory maintains that as soon as he realized the Chinese recruiters who had approached him on LinkedIn were spies, he decided to deliver them to American hands.

“Kevin Mallory has worn a white hat throughout his career, and he did not take it off for a relatively small amount of money,” public defender Geremy Kamens said in his opening statement. “If he was motivated by money, he would have kept his mouth shut.”

Instead, Mallory caught the attention of authorities because he repeatedly contacted a CIA employee from his church and a CIA contractor he worked with from 2010 to 2012 to say he believed he was in touch with Chinese intelligence.

In a text to the contractor, a covert operative who testified from behind a screen under the pseudonym John Doe, Mallory said the operatives “asked me a few questions that could have only come from our side of the house.”

Doe testified that he took that to mean that the Chinese had penetrated the CIA.

Doe said Mallory’s request to be put in touch with someone in the agency’s East Asia Division “seemed odd.”

Ralph Stevenson, a CIA resources officer, agreed. When Mallory contacted him in a similar manner, Stevenson said, he deleted the texts and responded with a terse email.

At the Montgomery Chinese Branch of the Mormon Church that weekend, Stevenson upbraided Mallory. Read more here.

*** One last item:

China’s influence in New Zealand is so extensive that it threatens the traditionally close intelligence contacts between New Zealand and its Western allies, according to a report written by the Canadian spy agency.

The report, entitled China and the Age of Strategic Rivalry, was authored by experts at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). It contains a summary of views expressed by participants at an academic outreach workshop that was organized in Canada by the CSIS. In a section focusing on Chinese “interference in democratic systems”, the report suggests that, despite its small size, New Zealand is “valuable to China […] as a soft underbelly through which to access Five Eyes intelligence”. In recent years, claims the report, Beijing has adopted “an aggressive strategy” that has sought to co-opt political and economic elites in New Zealand as a means of influencing political decision making in the country. As part of that process, China seeks to gain advantages in trade and business negotiations, suppress negative views of China, facilitate espionage and control the views of the Chinese expatriate community in New Zealand, according to the report. Ultimately, Beijing seeks to “extricate New Zealand from […] its traditional [military and intelligence] partners]” as a means of asserting its regional and —eventually— global influence, the report concludes.

In a separate but connected development, it emerged this week that China expert Peter Mattis told an American Congressional committee last month that New Zealand’s position in the Five Eyes alliance was tenuous due to China’s influence. Mattis, a former China analyst for the United States Central Intelligence Agency, was speaking before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a group of experts that advise the US Congress. He told the Commission that the influence of the Chinese Communist Party in New Zealand is so deep that it raises questions about whether the Pacific Ocean country can continue to share intelligence with the other members of the Five Eyes alliance.

On Wednesday, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern emphatically dismissed questions about her country’s role in the Five Eyes alliance. She told reporters in Wellington that the issue of New Zealand’s Five Eyes membership had “never been raised” with her “or anyone else” by Five Eyes partners. Ardern added that her government received its information “from official channels, not opinions expressed at a workshop”.


Can Stealth Socialist Cathy Glasson Still Win The Iowa Gubernatorial Race?

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Cathy Glasson’s secret ally, America’s largest Marxist organization, the 37,000-strong Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), may be the deciding factor.

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson

Currently polling second in Iowa’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, Iowa City nurse Cathy Glasson may do better than expected in the June 5 primary. If she can hold her main opponent, Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell to less than 35% on Tuesday, the nominee will be decided in a party convention.

If that happens, Cathy Glasson’s secret ally, America’s largest Marxist organization, the 37,000-strong Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), could be the deciding factor.

Despite the word “Democratic” in its name, DSA is anything but. DSA wants to close all prisons, abolish the police, completely socialize all healthcare and nationalize all but the smallest of private businesses and farms.

DSA is more extreme than the Communist Party.

DSA has so infiltrated the Iowa Democratic Party that they would control around 20% of the delegates to such a convention. In several counties across Iowa (including Glasson’s home base Johnson County) the local Democratic committee is DSA-led. The Iowa Democratic Progressive Caucus is completely controlled by DSA supporters such as Ryan Rogers, Eva McBride, Holly Herbert, Abshir Omar, Amanda Malaski and Brian Josephson.

Glasson’s campaign is also top-to-bottom infiltrated by DSA members, including:

  • Michael Fasullo, an organizer at Cathy Glasson for Governor, a DSA supporter
  • Jason Frerichs, a leader of Iowa’s Progressive Leaders for Cathy Glasson. DSA supporter
  • Chris Laursen, a leader of Iowa’s Progressive Leaders for Cathy Glasson. Iowa City DSA executive committee member
  • Margo Rose O’Neill, Cathy Glasson for Governor “Coffee Getter”,and DSA supporter
  • Misty Rebik, Cathy Glasson surrogate, Iowa City, DSA supporter
  • Kate Revaux, Political Director of Cathy Glasson for Governor, leader of of Iowa’s Progressive Leaders for Cathy Glasson. DSA supporter.

Facebook November 26, 2017

  • Brian Shepherd, Glasson’s campaign manager, DSA supporter.
  • Norra Taft, Glasson’s special assistant for communications, DSA supporter.

All of Iowa’s DSA main locals (Cedar Rapids DSA, Central Iowa DSA [Des Moines], Dubuque County Democratic Socialists, Heart of Iowa DSA [Ames], Iowa City DSA and Quad Cities DSA) are supporting Cathy Glasson’s campaign.

Dubuque County Democratic Socialists Steering Committee members Nicks Agan, Christine Darr and Christoffer Lammer-Heindel penned this resolution:

Whereas we are committed to pursuing “transformative reforms,” which substantially shift power away from private corporations and capitalists, including by strengthening labor unions, taking steps toward the decommodification of healthcare, holding corporations responsible for their environmental and social harms, and requiring a liveable minimum wage;

Whereas we recognize that the pursuit of such reforms requires the election of legislators and executives to our government, which are committed to bold, progressive change and democratic co-governance;

Whereas Cathy Glasson is committed to using the governorship of the state to ensure universal health coverage for all Iowans;

Whereas she promises to immediately, upon taking office, demand legislation instituting a statewide minimum wage of $15 per hour;

Whereas she promises to hold agriculture corporations, especially hog confinement operations, accountable for water quality and water restoration, and refuses to allow further permits for confinements until X waterways are restored;

Whereas she opposes DAPL and environmentally disastrous efforts to expand fossil fuel extraction and consumption;

Whereas she does not accept corporate campaign donations;

Whereas she is committed to proactively entering into democratic co-governance relationships with grassroots activist organizations;

Whereas we seek to amplify our legislative and electoral goals and build momentum by joining with other organizations and mass movements; and

Whereas Cathy Glasson is endorsed by National Nurses United and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI);

Therefore be it resolved that the Dubuque Democratic Socialists (DDS) enthusiastically endorses Iowa Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson.

Be it further resolved that DDS encourages all members to financially support Glasson’s campaign to the extent that they are able; to register and caucus in the February 5 Democratic Party precinct caucuses; and to vote for Glasson in the June 5 Democratic Party primary.

The multi-state National Nurses United, mentioned above, is DSA-controlled. For example, Michael Lighty, the union’s current director of public policy, is the former Democratic Socialists of America national organizational director.

Cathy Glasson with CCI activists

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) has more than 4,000 members statewide. It is an influential “Get Out The Vote” operation. CCI has several DSA-aligned staffers, including Senior Organizer Evan Burger and junior organizers Emily Schott and Jess Mazour.

Then there are the Young Democratic Socialists of America groups at UNI, Loras College, Iowa State University, Grinnell and the University of Iowa – they’re all backing Cathy Glasson too.

It’s possible that Cathy Glasson doesn’t know that her whole campaign is run by Marxists. Or that her platform is identical to that of Democratic Socialists of America. Maybe she is just a really, really, really naive liberal?

If so, its not the first time she’s fallen for a socialist. Cathy Glasson’s husband Matt, a Labor Educator at the University of Iowa Labor Center, was at least a Communist Party sympathizer.

In the June 14, 1997 edition of the Communist Party USA’s People’s Weekly World, Matt Glasson – Iowa, was listed among those who sent their support to the 4500 members of the United Steelworkers of America who have been on strike against the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation since October 1, 1996.

Matt Glasson also sent his greetings to the Special May Day 1999 Supplement of the People’s Weekly World, a Communist Party USA publication.

Cathy Glasson will likely come in second in Tuesday’s ballot. If she can go to the convention, however, with a stronger than expected showing in the primary, she will have lots of fired-up delegates – maybe enough to pull off an upset.

If Cathy Glasson can secure the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, all bets are off. Several hundred Iowa DSA comrades will be doorknocking and phonebanking for her. So will thousands of Citizens for Community Improvement volunteers, union members and Democratic Party activists. Democratic Socialists of America’s 37,000 members nationwide will join the fray. Every “progressive” group in the country will bail in. This will become one of the most important races of 2018.

It’s very important that Iowa’s conservatives and Democrats make sure that Cathy Glasson’s campaign ends at Tuesday’s primary.

Iowa does not need a stealth Marxist in the Governor’s mansion.


CAIR & Huffington Post Target Private Citizen @AmyMek

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Verizon’s Huffington Post author Luke O’Brien says Amy Mek “spread hate online for years”

More evidence of the left’s tendency for tyranny is apparent in the terrifying story of a private citizen who uses the handle @AmyMek on Twitter. Mek was viciously doxxed by a particularly vile “journalist” named Luke O’Brien of the Verizon-owned Huffington Post, who unapologetically revealed the prominent Twitter personality’s real name and that of her husband, ultimately resulting in the loss of his job at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

The irony is that in the wake of the attack, the most cringe-worthy, vitriolic sputum has been aimed enthusiastically at Amy Mek, while these same – often anonymous accounts – are simultaneously and self-righteously promoting tolerance.

They are only tolerant of a lock-step philosophy that dare not be challenged.

According to one of the few trustworthy journalists, Paul Sperry, Amy was not a random target.

The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) specifically targeted Amy Mek, along with President Trump’s National Security Council appointee Fred Fleitz.

Luke O’Brien quotes Ibrahim Hooper (Islam convert who was born in Canada as Douglas Hooper) of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as saying that Amy is “a major cog in the Islamophobia machine.”

Ibrahim Hooper, it should be noted, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1993:

“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future, but I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”

Here is Hooper (left) with Nihad Awad and Mahdi Bray, both of whom were featured in Trevor Loudon’s film, The “Enemies Within” for their support of the terrorist organization Hamas.

Ibrahim Hooper (left), Nihad Awad (Center), Mahdi Bray (Right)

Here is the relevant snippet of the film (used with permission):

Needless to say, Amy is horrified and tweeted about the doxxing attack on her and her family.

Huffington Post has crossed a line, claiming they have the right to expose a private citizen on Twitter. Is this the new norm? Amy Mek has a large Twitter following, and she says things that the left doesn’t like. They don’t like Amy. They don’t like that she has a platform. That is why she was targeted by CAIR and the Huffington Post.

As noted by Daniel Greenfield:

“So yes, that’s doxxing. And it’s being conducted by a Verizon company. Verizon bought AOL. And AOL bought Arianna Huffington’s cage of trolls and crazies. So the reputational risk is on them.

Luke repeatedly uses the word, ‘cruel’ in his attack on a Twitter user. A more accurate description of ‘cruelty’ would be targeting a Twitter user, making assorted claims about her personal life, getting her husband fired from his job, because he doesn’t like her views.”

Even this author was shocked to see a so-called mainstream “journalist” jump on the bandwagon. Soledad O’Brien eagerly grabbed her pitchfork, referring to Amy Mek as a “crazy troll and racist” evidently deserving of the doxxing doled on her by the Huffington Post.

Here are of some of Luke O’Brien’s tweets. This is the man using the platform given to him by Verizon to engage in doxxing private citizens:

Thank goodness we have Verizon’s Huffington Post author Luke O’Brien to help us not be hateful, Here are a compilation of just some of his tweets. Excuse the language.

Soledad wasn’t the only “journalist” celebrating the take-down of a private citizen.

Ben Collins of NBC News:

Some other disgusting responses:

It is hard to imagine what the worst part is about this story… the fact that a private citizen was doxxed by a “mainstream” source, the rampant leftist apologists for the doxxing of Amy, or the fact that conservative outlets have in large part, at least for now, have not picked this up.

If Americans do not strike back hard against the vile attack on Amy Mek, it encourages continued attacks against free thinkers who dare to speak their minds. You do not have to agree with everything Amy says, but you should defend her freedom of speech.