Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/26/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/26/2010It appears that the early indications are correct, and the Stuxnet computer virus is specifically targeted at high-value assets in Iran’s nuclear program, especially at Bushehr. The Iranians consider it to be tantamount to an act of war.

In other news, metrosexual British men are increasingly availing themselves of makeup products that are normally used by women, such as “guyliner” and “manscara”.

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6 comments:

cmblake6 said...

Those "British metrosexuals" existed when I was stationed there from 82-94. And some may well be fascinated with the concept of hooking up with a shemale.

What I was particularly lucky with was that the British Men I hung/partied/drank with were of the stock that created the "British Empire", not hat miserable excuse of the rest.

Siegetower said...

Regarding space ambassadors...

"Professor Richard Crowther, an expert in space law and governance at the UK Space Agency and who leads British delegations to the UN on such matters"

Space Law and governance? Good grief Charlie Brown. Who dreampt that up.

Erick said...

"The Iranians consider it to be tantamount to an act of war."

With all honesty, the Iranians consider everything to be an act of war.
If a non-Muslim bird flew over Tehran while the big mullah was wiping his nose, it would be an act of war.
If two rocks would gently brush against one another when some anonymous Imam was yawning, it would be an act of war.
For a nation that constantly seeks confrontation, everything is an excuse.

Personally, I'm interested to know what's the purpose of this virus. Seems like a brilliant method of attack, befitting of the information age. It's about time, too, since China, Russia, and Islamic supporters have been freely engaging in cyber-warfare for years now.

joe six-pack said...

It could very well just be a cluster---- and they just blame someone else. If in fact it WAS an attack upon Iran's nuclear systems, that actually would be an act of war. An excellent reason to wage war.

Too many places in too many countries where the war can explode. What is going to be the match? It is only a matter of time.

joe six-pack said...

It could very well just be a cluster---- and they just blame someone else. If in fact it WAS an attack upon Iran's nuclear systems, that actually would be an act of war. An excellent reason to wage war.

Too many places in too many countries where the war can explode. What is going to be the match? It is only a matter of time.

Erick said...

"that actually would be an act of war".

Actually, it would be an act of espionage, as anyone who worked in a US military base that was attacked by Chinese hackers in the past decade could tell you.

But provoking Iran into a war before it's fully prepared could've been a good move, just like it could've been with Nazi Germany.
Too late now, I'm afraid. It will take more than a computer virus to shut down a nuclear Iran, and they will eventually declare war anyways, with some convenient excuse (like the aforementioned non-Muslim bird).