Obama ordered wave of computer attacks against Iran, including Stuxnet

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/world/middleeast/obama-ordered-wave-of-cyberattacks-against-iran.html

    Is this not sufficent enough basis for war?
     


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    Cyberattacks? Self-replicating malware?
    One day we'll get killed by our own computers.
     
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    he haves all my support for this
     
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    What the average internet-idiot will think: "OMG OBAMA IS HIRING ANONYMOUS TO HACK THE TERRORISTS!!!!! #RETARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Anyways, I knew they ordered cyber attacks but I'm glad to see a lot more information is beginning to come forth, especially 5 pages worth apparently. Well be a good read later today.
     
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    it'll evolve into skynet you just wait and see :creep:
     
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    Just so people know, this isn't the first time a government head honcho has ordered something like this. Hell, it happens a lot with dictators and shit always trying stuff. So don't think of Obama as "OMG HE DID WHAT? WHY WOULD HE DO THAT? HE THE ONLY BAD GUY!!! GRRR!" cuz he's not.
     
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    He may not be the only one, but that doesn't mean we can justify such act even though other dictators or leaders do such stuff.
     
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    No, you can't. However, I'm sure many governments are experimenting with, or using Cyber Warfare actively without telling the population. In fact, I'm fairly sure the British government is at its forefront with the USA and other powers. On another note, you can't fight something as well without learning its plan of attack first. So, the countries who active use or are assaulted by these cyber attacks will be better suited to warding them off.
     
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    Quadrocopters. That's how it's going down.
    Source
     
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    I would rather have it be the Venjix computer virus!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chi76M4UsOU
     
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    I'm all for it, this basically slows down the nuclear program of Iran with safe ways. Instead of throwing drone attacks towards Iran's Nuclear facility we just use the Internet heck yeah that is awesome. Innocent people don't get hurt, and the nuclear program of Iran slows down.
     
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    The source behind the cyberattacks on Iran's nuclear program has been a pretty open secret for some time (same with the "mysterious" car bombing attacks on Iran's nuclear scientists). If Iran was willing, or capable, of going to war over this stuff, it would have sent the troops out a long, long time ago.
     
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    ...and what gives them the authority over Iran's nuclear program?
     
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    Defense obviously. Iran is a country that keeps saying it wants American's and Israel's destruction. Its only natural that you would want to secure your country against any threats, not only that but imagine if you had a neighbor that wants you dead what are you going to do about it? Wait until he comes to your doorsteps and kill you? Or take action against it from happening.
     
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    Build an anti-missile infrastructure then rather than attack a country without any proof that they are building any missiles whatsoever. Actually, even if they are, it's still none of your business. What would you do if Korea took action and nuked America's sorry a*s in defense, because y'know - you sort of dethrone dictators lately? Would that be fair? After all, it's prevention.

     
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    The only thing I was trying to say that
    cyberwarfare>>>>>>real life warfare. Since people don't get killed in this kind of cyberwarfare.
     
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    Unless said cyberwarfare suite causes nuclear meltdown and ensuing fallout ala Chernobyl.
     
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    Which didn't happen, as the only purpose of this mission was to slow down Iran's nuclear program
     

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