Wednesday, September 19, 2012

War Games?

Britain dispatched six vessels to the Persian Gulf war games,  the HMS Diamond, a brand-new billion dollar destroyer, four minesweepers and a logistics vessel.

US Navy is leading its largest-ever war games in the Persian Gulf, with warships from 25 countries being deployed in the region. Tehran, in return, is preparing for its biggest air defense war game in the history of Islamic Republic next month.

The joint fleet is expected to simulate destroying Iranian fighter jets, battleships and coastal military defenses like missile batteries.

Jafari revealed that Tehran is aware of Israel’s unsuccessful attempts to push the US towards military action against Iran, but claimed it was unlikely that an Israeli strike against Tehran's nuclear facilities “would be carried out without US permission.”

If Israel attacked Iran, "nothing of Israel will be left, considering its size," he said.

In the wake of Obama’s refusal to meet him later this month, Israeli PM Bejamin Netanyahu addressed the US through NBC's "Meet the Press," urging American officials once again to set a “red line” for Iran “before it's too late.” Repeating the theory that Tehan is developing a nuclear weapon, he implied that if the US follows Israel's demands, the chances of a military attack on Iran would be reduced.

Netanyahu chastised Obama’s administration for failing to draw “a red line”, a clear indication of what Tehran would have to do before the US took action to stop Iran’s atomic development, and that this ambiguity is making it difficult for Israel to decide on its own strategy.

“This Administration's been saying, you've gotta wait, you've gotta wait, you've gotta wait… but then you've gotta tell us when is the red line, so we can make our own decisions about should we or shouldn't we stop this particular program."

In Armenia, a country in the Caucasus bordering Iran, a large war game by the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization has been launched.
China and Russia both support Iran, there was mention of nuclear capabilities within 6 to 7 months and has turn to 4 to 8 weeks, which is it? Wait,  if Russia and China are strong allies, well then Iran already has this capability wouldn't you say?


Hacked! Again

By: Matthew Humphries of

Iran has blamed the US for Israel’s possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, and promised to retaliate against American interests in the event of such an attack.

To say that Iran’s current nuclear program is controversial is a bit of an understatement. It has many governments around the world worried that Iran is building weapons, not researching nuclear power for other, non-lethal purposes. There are many people who do not believe Iran should be carrying out such research, and this has made the country’s nuclear facilities’ computers a target for hackers.

Two hacks are already known about on these facilities, but over the weekend a third was reported.

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure, received a letter thought to be from a scientist working at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). He can’t verify the scientist’s identity beyond confirming the letter was sent from an AEOI server.

The letter details a new worm that had managed to infiltrate two nuclear facilities in the country known as Natanz and Fordo. The hackers gained access to the virtual private network (VPN) at the facilities and continued to shut down different systems, automated or otherwise.

The hackers were clearly having fun inside the system because it was also reported in the letter that very loud music could be heard coming from several of the workstations. They had managed to turn the volume up on these machines and were pumping out the song Thunderstruck by AC/DC.

Now, just imagine a lot of confused Iranian scientists and security staff trying to figure out what’s happening while this song is blasting out all around them.



A virus reportedly caused a heavy metal song to play from computers at two of Iran's nuclear facilities. According to the Times of Israel, computers at the Nantaz and Fordo facilities blasted the AC/DC song "Thunderstruck" at full volume!


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