Monday, September 27, 2010

Israel settlement freeze ends and Stuxnet cyber weapon attacks Iran

A bit of a follow up to yesterday's post, with an interesting twist..

Bulldozers roll out across the West Bank as settlement freeze ends

Construction of dozens of housing units also resumed in the settlements of Ravava, Yakir and Kochav a Hashachar, where bulldozers began clearing ground for new developments, which received permits before the freeze began.

Settlers currently have plans for around 2,000 new homes across the West Bank.

Of course the puppet Abbas, dancing for the masters has NO IMMEDIATE RESPONSE to resumption of Construction

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will make no immediate decision on how to respond to a resumption in Israeli settlement building on the occupied West Bank, officials in his delegation said Monday.

I would think his response would be an extremely strong condemnation and refusal to carry on this charade. But, no, not for Abbas.

Onto this interesting news! Computer virus infects Iran nuclear officials' PCs

A virus apparently targeted at the Iran's nuclear installations also hit personal computers belonging to top officials in the country's atomic program, it emerged Sunday

Mahmoud Jafari, the director of Iran's Bushehr reactor, was among those affected by the malware, which experts believe is so sophisticated that it was likely developed with backing from a Western government.

The destructive Stuxnet worm has surprised experts because it is the first one
specifically created to take over industrial control systems, rather than just steal or manipulate data.

A little more-

Stuxnet worm rampaging through Iran

The Stuxnet worm is mutating and wreaking further havoc on computerised industrial equipment in Iran where about 30,000 IP addresses have already been infected, IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

"The attack is still ongoing and new versions of this virus are spreading," Hamid Alipour, deputy head of Iran's Information Technology Company, was quoted as saying by IRNA, Iran's official news agency.

Stuxnet worm mystery: What's the cyber weapon after?

Stuxnet worm attack has been centered on Iran, studies show. Experts offer dueling theories as to the cyber weapon's target: Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant or the nuclear fuel centrifuge facility at Natanz?

In the above linked article there is an interesting analysis as to why Iran has been targeted-
I will excerpt but, there is much more to read.
Take these points into consideration when you ponder what western nations, with an agenda, have the ability and the "justification" to launch an attack on Iranian facilities.
• Iran is the epicenter of the Stuxnet infection.
• Bushehr is a high-value target. Damaging the nuclear power plant would deal a blow to Iran – a blow that would be worth the considerable time and money a government would expend to develop such as sophisticated cyberweapon.
• Concern about Bushehr is high among nations with cyberwar capability. The imminent completion of the nuclear plant has roiled the international community. Dismayed parties include the US and Israel, in particular. (This article throws in some other countries to muddy the waters, but, they name the likely attackers right off the bat)

Whichever facility was the target? I am unsure. The point being Iran was the target and which countries had the agenda for launching this attack?


  1. Hey Penny,...The yids did it with U.S. taxpayers money - period.

  2. I agree, Israel was most definitely ,IMO, behind the attack, they are the nation with the biggest agenda, the most to gain, the most likely, what ever your phrase, common sense points to Israel as the perpetrator of this cyber warfare attack