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Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay [Cyberweapon, Killing Scientists, Mossad]
NYTIMES ^ | Published: January 15, 2011 | William J. Broad, John Markoff , David E. Sanger.

Posted on 01/16/2011 1:35:25 AM PST by fight_truth_decay

The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal.

Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with its operations, Dimona has taken on a new, equally secret role — as a critical testing ground in a joint American and Israeli effort to undermine Iran’s efforts to make a bomb of its own.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Idaho; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; meirdagan; mossad; p1; stuxnet; tech; virus; worm
"Mrs. Clinton cited American-led sanctions hurt Iran’s ability to buy components"
"Retiring chief of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, Meir Dagan, has been accused by Iran of being behind the deaths of several Iranian scientists."

You may remember Dagan, refused to apologize for the use of British citizens' identities for the ID theft in March of 2010 when senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was assassinated in a hotel room in Dubai on January 19, hours after he arrived in Dubai from Syria. The United Arab Emirates published photos and identifying information on 26 people suspected to have played a role in tracking and killing the Hamas official. Dubai police said the murder was carried out by a hit squad of at least 11 people carrying forged European passports: one French, three Irish, six British, and one German.

UPDATE: 1/12/11 Germany issues new arrest warrant for Israeli suspect in Dubai hit...
Uri Brodsky, who was released on bail in Germany last year, is suspected of involvement in assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh; Dubai authorities claim at least 27 Mossad operatives were involved in hit. By Ofer Aderet


1 posted on 01/16/2011 1:35:33 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: hennie pennie

*Mossad Ping*


2 posted on 01/16/2011 1:38:03 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Oy, the Times and their login page


3 posted on 01/16/2011 1:44:20 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: hennie pennie

Latest update 23:03 10.01.11[16.01.11]
Iranian ‘Mossad agent’: I was trained in Israel
Iranian state television shows interview with man who claims he was trained in espionage by Israel and participated in the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran last year.

[Monday]Iranian media reported Iran had arrested a spy network linked to the Mossad.

A remote-controlled bomb killed Ali-Mohammadi, a scientist at Tehran University on Jan. 12 last year.

In November, an Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated and another seriously wounded in parallel hits in Tehran. All three attacks were blamed by Iranian authorities on the Mossad, as well as the British MI6 and American CIA.

The assassinations embarrassed the Iranian regime and security officials vowed to find the perpetrators.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/iranian-mossad-agent-i-was-trained-in-israel-1.336288


4 posted on 01/16/2011 1:48:03 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Iranian ‘Mossad agent’: I was trained in Israel
Iranian state television shows interview with man who claims he was trained in espionage by Israel and participated in the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran last year.

If one claims to have been trained in "espionage" by Israel, that does not give one validity to claim to have been "trained" by the Mossad.
While the trainers may have been employed by the Mossad, the trainee has no right to make the claim of "Mossad" training.
Garbage in - Garbage out. Its called expendibility.

5 posted on 01/16/2011 2:10:00 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: fight_truth_decay

The Mossad is so cool.


6 posted on 01/16/2011 2:37:45 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I like this part of the bomber’s training,

” ...how to stick a bomb under a car.”

What does it take?
Crawl under car...Wait till car stops, THEN crawl under car, attach bomb, get away from car.


7 posted on 01/16/2011 3:03:20 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
The training is probably the equivalent to the instructions that come with firecrackers, with a personal touch.

They tell you to "light fuse. run away".

8 posted on 01/16/2011 3:06:42 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: fight_truth_decay
. . . a joint American and Israeli effort to undermine Iran’s efforts to make a bomb of its own.

You want to "undermine" Iran's efforts to make a bomb of its own?

One word.

megaton.

Just give them one of ours. Low-yield, of course.

Then strap fat-back on your feet and skate where the sand has turned to glass while it's still warm.

9 posted on 01/16/2011 3:36:09 AM PST by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: C210N

It makes a person wonder why anyone who actually was involved would feel the need to confess in public.

The saga continues! Stay tuned.


10 posted on 01/16/2011 4:13:00 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Thank Yaweh for Israel. They’re the only ones with a national leadership WILLING to kick terrorist ass.


11 posted on 01/16/2011 4:13:39 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: fight_truth_decay
As usual, they didn't quote one source. But they constructed a story that is believable. I think they are not credible.
12 posted on 01/16/2011 4:33:23 AM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishment Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: richardtavor

Why does the public have a need to know any of this? Who couldn’t figure out on their own that when a virus hit the Iranian computers, it was most likely a covert ops program initiated by the West? I would expect al-Jazeera to publish the details and attributions—not the U.S. media. Why do the American people continue to tolerate this kind of subversion masquerading as freedom of speech and the public’s “right to know”? This paper needs to be shut down. Permanently. It has become an agent of a foreign power acting against the best interests of the U.S.


13 posted on 01/16/2011 4:57:07 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: 4Runner

That was my reaction too. But its a good read and that’s how newspapers sell. At this point, the origins of Stuxnet are probably an “open” secret.


14 posted on 01/16/2011 5:12:29 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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15 posted on 01/16/2011 6:20:32 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Agree 100%.


16 posted on 01/16/2011 9:07:02 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: count-your-change
CIA spy or Iranian double agent? 07.2010

When the press minister at Pakistan’s Washington embassy was woken on Monday night by a journalist asking him to confirm that an Iranian nuclear scientist had sought refuge there after fleeing from the CIA, he was astonished. “It sounded like a spy movie,” he said.

Shahram Amiri told Pakistani officials he had been kidnapped in the holy Saudi city of Medina during a pilgrimage in June last year, and drugged. He woke up in Arizona.

The US State Department insisted he had defected of his own accord and American officials dismissed his abduction story as a “fairy tale”, saying he had been paid $5m (£3.3m) by the CIA.

Amiri, 32, told the Pakistanis he wanted to go home because he missed his seven-year-old son and was worried about threats to his wife. He is now a pawn in a vicious propaganda war between Iran and the US, with one side claiming he was a double agent while the other says he spilled the secrets of the Iranian nuclear programme for years.

When the CIA arranges defections, it usually gets the families out. In this case, something went wrong. “The opportunity was lost,” said a US official. That failure left Amiri angry, prompting him to make contact with his wife and boy through YouTube videos.[the new spy way to make contact]

The family were reunited on Thursday amid joyful scenes at Tehran airport. “I am so happy to be back in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Amiri said

http://atimetobetray.com/blog/cia-spy-or-iranian-double-agent/

Report: Iran says American caught as spy

TEHRAN, Jan. 6. 11 (UPI) -- A 55-year-old American woman identified as Talayan Hall was arrested in Iran on espionage charges, an Iranian newspaper reported Thursday.

A report in the Farsi language IRAN daily said the woman was arrested by Iranian custom guards in Nordouz, northwest of Tehran.

The newspaper said the woman was found to be carrying "spying equipment in her teeth." It did not mention when the arrest took place.

The woman crossed into the country from Armenia and security officials discovered she had no visa to enter Iran, the report said.[I thought fake visas and passports were the normal spy card carrying equipment]

The woman's arrest had not yet been reported by other Iranian outlets and there was no official comment from government officials.

Read more: UPI

17 posted on 01/16/2011 9:32:40 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: rbg81; richardtavor
Source: The Economist albeit, it was used and discovered in industrial espionage before"..the Bushehr reactor is controlled by Siemens systems [Germany], including the WinCC software that Stuxnet targets. Dr Langner,German security expert, speculates that it could have been infected via AtomStroyExport, the Russian firm that is building the plant.."

I remember Germany getting media grief as it was selling equipment to Iran's nuclear program, despite U.S. and United Nations sanctions; as the comment was made that Germany provides for another holocaust

BUT makes some sense to me now.

NewsMax in Oct. 2010 wrote: The German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce lists 200 German companies that maintain offices in Iran. German CEOs regularly travel to Iran and Dubai to participate in trade fairs.

Thus the story falls under "extended news"

18 posted on 01/16/2011 9:51:55 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

I hope that we’re taking notes. You never know when we can use it against someone ourselves.


19 posted on 01/16/2011 9:52:46 AM PST by K-Stater
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