War of a Different Kind

NYT reports that Stuxnet may have been a product of schemers in Israel and USA, an act of cyber warfare. The characteristics of the attack fits and it would make a good movie, but this if true would be an act of war. I doubt it makes the Iranians happy to negotiate anything with the West. More likely it would prompt Iran to develop independent technology.

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Part of the story is that the Israelis may use similar technology at Dimona, above.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to War of a Different Kind

  1. Richard Chapman says:

    “If all you own is a pistol, you’re nothing”, Lebanese warlord mid 1980’s.

    It amazes me how long it takes our society to catch up to technology. Of course Stuxnet is an act of war, clear and present. Unfortunately our world came closer to declaring war over a Danish cartoon.

    It amazes me how long our society hangs on to outmoded thinking and cumbersome, expensive, outdated weapons. North Korea and Iran want the respect that comes with membership in the Nuclear Arms Club. I don’t know about Iran, but North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is starving the country.

    Regardless of the country, it’s obvious the kind of people who are making the decisions that put bombs over bread. Maybe what the world needs is an estrogen bomb. Too much testosterone makes the world a dangerous place.

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