So says the most prestigious Iranian Intelligence apparatus. So, move along, there’s nothing more to see here… all is well.
I’ve always admired the Israeli ability to dissemble, when it comes to secrets. More often than not, the results are all that could be asked for. Israel very seldom tips its hand openly concerning anything, much less national security matters.
I had been aware that the Israeli Defense Forces, the IDF, had been developing some sort of military cyber-warfare capability in conjunction with the US for some time. It makes perfect sense, the two most sophisticated cyber brain trusts in the world team up to make Iran sit up and think about a few things.
I’ve stated several times before, Israel is never going to do what you expect she will. I was surprised, like everyone else, when Israel launched Stuxnet, a burrowing, self-replicating, self-mutating worm, launched specifically at military-industrial control systems. Iran wanted to keep quiet about the worm’s ravages, but was forced to go public and ask for help from the world at large.
Iran’s intelligence service then issues a statement saying, in essence, ‘we’ve caught the bad guys and all is well, there’s no damage’. The truth is that the worm was already well established in some thirty network systems, then it went off… and off… and off. Not only did it replicate itself with lightning speed, it mutated as it went… making stopping it very problematic.
Is this the first round in the drive to take out Iran’s nuclear threat? This is as good a place to start as any. Cyber attack or no cyber attack, Iran still has to be faced. Iran is a mortal threat to Israel and the whole world if not checked.
Our timid President Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t have the gonads for it, that’s if he could ever see his way to making war on his Muslim brothers.
Whoops… did I say that?
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010