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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:10 PM
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If US & Israel targeted Iranís nuclear plant with Stuxnet, is it OK for another nation to target US
nuclear plants with a virus that could cause a disaster like the movie ďThe China SyndromeĒ?

Israel and US behind Stuxnet in Iran attack, say experts
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:18 PM
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1. It certainly would make that type of attack more likely and it should
be expected.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:21 PM
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2. It is said to be better
to give than to receive but others may not see it that way.

Do unto others ...............may equally not apply here.

So - broadly speaking if you do get it back , which doubtless you will at some time , tough - deal with it. At least you'll know the cause.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:33 PM
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3. No. It wasn't okay for the US and Israel, and it's not for any other
sovereign nation.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:53 PM
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7. Might not have been a good idea anyway
Russian scientists warn of 'Iranian Chernobyl'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=115x271202

If anything really adverse of that type did happen I would think the entire Middle East would rise up.

off topic - I caused a reply of yours which was part of a sub thread concerning un'reccing to be deleted last week. Please accept my apologies.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:33 PM
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4. It they do it, it's "terrorism". If we do it, it's "defense".
"Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor.

A pirate, from St. Augustine's "City of God"
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:45 PM
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5. An analogy might be appropriate here
Would you have understood it better if 9/11 had been carried out by Chile in revenge for 9/11/73 ?

Due to Nixon and Kissenger's intervention the number of deaths under THEIR chosen leader, Pinochet , was at least the number killed in the latter 9/11.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:48 PM
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6. it's going to be the new war of escalation. nt
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:53 PM
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8. Why no. We're special.
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:54 PM
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9. They already have. Remember the hacks on government computers a couple of years ago?
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 01:54 PM
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10. There are reports that various parts of U.S. infrastructure including energy, have been attacked...
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 01:55 PM by Ozymanithrax
by hackers or viruses.

It is not about being right to do so. If it is in the interest of China, Iran, Russia, North Korea, they will do it.

Certainly, this form of attack is preferable to bombing their various industrial sites being used to develop Nuclear energy (if you accept the Iranian's word) or a Nuclear Bomb (if you think this is accurate). It is much preferable to invading their country to stop the development of a nuclear weapons.

I think it would be a bad idea to allow Iran to get the bomb. Most their neighbors have already asked us to bomb them and oppose Iran's development of such a weapon. (Thankyou Wikileaks) Many of them, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, will push to develop their own if Iran becomes the next nuclear power.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:00 PM
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11. It wouldn't surprise me if some Wall Street glitches happened that way.
Of course when all the big players are gaming the system with high powered computers, trying to force the markets into oscillations beneficial to themselves, then who could tell?
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