An article in the New York Times that gives full and explicit details of a cyber attack on Iran by the United States via the Stuxnet virus.
The details of the operation. Where it worked. When it worked. How it was leaked. The cooperation we had with Israel. The name of the secret Israeli unit that was established to carry out the attack. The article talks about “President Obama giving direction for a cyberweapons attack during a time of peace against a United Nations member state.”
Now for the folks that have difficulty with connections, in many parts of the world it is much different in its ramifications when a business hacks the security of another business or when music files are downloaded. This cyber attack on a sovereign country has direct impact on the perceived military security and safety of that country. Doing things that screw up Iran’s national computers is little different from dropping a bomb on them. The difference in the absence of human death not withstanding, cyberwarfare is still war when one country does it against another.
Might be pretty cool when it hits them and they do not know where it came from. Instead it is an act of aggression that might easily justify retaliation when they know and find it crowed about on the pages of a national newspaper.
I had postulated earlier about a pending Reichstag moment where something would occur to distract and cripple us as we get closer to November in order to foment chaos and confusion and to make the theft of the election more possible. One of the things that seemed likely was an attack and war on Iran. Just seems to convenient that this dramatic release of top, top-secret information would be occurring now and so blatantly calling for Iran to do something in return and soon, well before November. The community organizer/agent provocateur could not wait for the off-chance that this might eventually be discovered. In order for the crisis to be of use and the intervening 151 days not wasted, it must be manufactured and set in motion quickly and in a way that provides justification for a violent response. And Iran would now incur little political ill will other than some verbage for almost any action it might take.
So, ready for a big old economic boost as the military industrial complex gets geared up for a response to Iran’s response? ‘Specially if they take out something big. Like a ship. Or a base. Or a city. Because there will be nothing to be gained an election to be lost if Presbo then shows restraint to that, even though he started it.
Bomb, bomb, bomb.
Bomb, bomb, Iran.