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Stux was an act of war on a sovereign country.
There is nothing “measured” about responding to sanctions and cyber attacks with a NBC attack.
One of these days, a "measured response" from one of Washington's victims will be an NBC attack on Washington .... or perhaps Tel Aviv.
Thinking about it, I would fully expect for apartheid Israel will get hit first. After all, they seem to specialize in cowardly sneak attacks and threaten their victims with wider attacks and US involvement.
It's time for these schoolyard bullies to get a good swift kick in the #.
For the first time ever, it's on the agenda at a biannual meeting of U.S. and China leaders this week in Washington. Those talks come amid suspicion that China is stealing intellectual property by hacking into computer networks of U.S. companies.
In March 2013, computers in South Korean financial, media and energy sectors suffered a sophisticated attack which took ATMs and websites offline. The attacks initially appeared to be a typical denial of service attack, in which the networks were simply swamped with traffic, making them unreachable.
The U.S. banks’ websites, which were the targets of Iranian distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS), were severely hampered in their ability to provide the banks’ customers a smooth or even functional online banking experience. In short the DDOS attacks have made it very difficult to do any sort of online banking for the banks affected by the attacks. Among the victims are Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan & Chase, and Wells Fargo, which constitute all of the biggest banks in America.
reply to post by nwtrucker
It's the Brits that pushed the Egyptian intervention as well as the Libyan. The U.S. was a minor player in both. Bottom line is the Brits are the ones who messed up the middle-east after WW1, not to mention the Israeli mess in '48.
Obviously you don’t know what war is.
Originally posted by nwtrucker
reply to post by flice
Are you completely delusional?? I don't see the U.S. threatening to blow up anyone. Iran is and does.(Israel) I don't see the U.S. arresting opposition party members,(yet), Iran does. I don't see the U.S. sentencing Christians to death, (again yet), Iran does.
I don't see ANY support for Iran from ANY Muslim/Middle-east country whatsoever. The U.S. has backing from most Euro countries for it's stance on Iran.( even though the U.S. is stuck in the "bad-cop" role).
I don't see the U.S. supplying weapons to insurgents in Iran. Iran has sent munitions to Iraq and has cause multiple U.S. deaths, not to mention civilians and children, as a result and continues to do so.
Letting that bunch have nukes is not an option.
I'm not saying the U.S. is without flaw here, but if you think that somehow justifies an Iranian nuclear arsenal, then I repeat...delusional.
Originally posted by azza5540
I personally think Snowden should be tied for treason, unfortunately I also believe a government body like the NSA is critical to help keep the freedom you and I have, to where it is.