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AP Exclusive: Report warns of Iran nuke disaster
Ap/YahooNews ^ | 1/31/11 | GEORGE JAHN

Posted on 01/31/2011 11:58:20 AM PST by Kartographer

The control systems of Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant have been penetrated by a computer worm unleashed last year, according to a foreign intelligence report that warns of a possible Chernobyl-like disaster once the site becomes fully operational.

Russia's envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, also has raised the specter of the 1986 reactor explosion in Ukraine, but suggested last week that the danger had passed.

The report, drawn up by a nation closely monitoring Iran's nuclear program and obtained by The Associated Press, said such conclusions were premature and based on the "casual assessment" of Russian and Iranian scientists at Bushehr.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; bhomiddleeast; iraniannukes; nucleariran; proliferation; stuxnet
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Iranian Nuclear Program what Nuclear Program?

1 posted on 01/31/2011 11:58:26 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Is there any truth to the rumor that George W. Bush wrote the computer program for the worm? How else are they going to say it was Bush’s fault?


2 posted on 01/31/2011 12:05:52 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Kartographer

Prediction : If another “Chernobyl “ takes place AP will finally give “credit” to President Bush and the Israelis for making it happen.


3 posted on 01/31/2011 12:06:13 PM PST by sportscaster ("LET'S ROLL")
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To: Kartographer
Crystal Ball Iran
4 posted on 01/31/2011 12:07:15 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Kartographer

Nuke em til they glow in the dark and shoot en when they light up.

Who cares if Iran has a nuclear disaster?


5 posted on 01/31/2011 12:10:08 PM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: Kartographer
"I love it when a plan comes together!"


6 posted on 01/31/2011 12:10:55 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Lessthantolerant

Anybody downwind from the site?


7 posted on 01/31/2011 12:12:39 PM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: fhayek

Those shifty Jews!!!!! /s


8 posted on 01/31/2011 12:13:47 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Kartographer

Would that really be so bad if it takes out all of the Iranian nuclear scientists and the materiel parts of the program as well as a significant percentage of the “Revolutionary Guard”?

It would likely result in an uprising against the mullahs who approved the program. I doubt another Iranian revolution could be as disasterous as the last one.


9 posted on 01/31/2011 12:15:28 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Kartographer

Wonder if this is why Hillary had that big meetng.


10 posted on 01/31/2011 12:15:29 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Kartographer

TRON !!


11 posted on 01/31/2011 12:20:41 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Little Ray

The usual yahoos here never think about unintended consequences...


12 posted on 01/31/2011 12:20:41 PM PST by rahbert
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To: sportscaster; The Comedian; A Navy Vet
No, now the ball is in Iran's court. If Iran chooses to throw the switch and bring those reactors online, it'll be that choice that results in their country becoming a contaminated ball of radiated glass.

You just gotta love those Israelis. Seriously. They knew the United Nations would condemn a military response from Israel, despite Iranian "President" Achmed "I'm-a-dim-nut-job" vowing to use his new nukes to "wipe Israel from the face of the earth."

Go ahead, Nut-Job: Throw the switch. We'll see who gets wiped off the face of the earth. The Israelis smack another one out of the global park.

Priceless.

B^D

13 posted on 01/31/2011 12:26:10 PM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ West 2012... Demand Exceptional--America deserves the best)
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To: rahbert

I was just gonna’ say - if some AQ operative caused a significant nuclear accident in this country we would regard it as an act of nuclear terrorism - and rightly so.

And if we knew - or even strongly suspected - that a national government had aided the effort, we would regard their action - rightly - as an act of war.


14 posted on 01/31/2011 12:29:46 PM PST by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: fhayek

Are you kidding? Everyone knows that GWB wasn’t smart enough to write his own name, let alone a computer program. Geesh!


15 posted on 01/31/2011 12:34:50 PM PST by Toespi
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To: M. Dodge Thomas
No, now the ball is in Iran's court. If Iran chooses to throw the switch and bring those reactors online, it'll be that choice that results in their country becoming a contaminated ball of radiated glass.

You seriously think that Americans would decide that a serious mishap an AQ compromised reactor on American soil was "our own fault" because we suspected or knew that it had been sabotaged? That we would be giving whoever sabotaged it a pass?

16 posted on 01/31/2011 12:36:50 PM PST by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: Kartographer
The centrifuges that were damaged by the computer virus have nothing to do with the operation of a nuclear reactor.

This is like claiming that a coal-fueled power plant will explode because someone shot out the tires of the trucks delivering the coal.

17 posted on 01/31/2011 12:51:32 PM PST by Johnny B.
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

Gee whiz, do you suppose that the Iranians might run and sue somebody over this?

Or maybe file a complaint with the UN?

(You’ll have to excuse me while I ROFLMAO. You have very obviously never heard of the fine old Navy tradition of Dirty Tricks Departments.....our groups’ motto was “We win, You lose, Tough Sh** Charley”.)


18 posted on 01/31/2011 12:51:53 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet (720 and a wakeup)
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To: Johnny B.

Why do you summarily conclude that separate infections at Bushehr did not take place? You have access to intelligence that the rest of us do not?


19 posted on 01/31/2011 12:55:52 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Johnny B.
It's a computer virus, who knows what systems have be compromised.
20 posted on 01/31/2011 12:55:58 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I question the timing of this article ... but not it’s intent.


21 posted on 01/31/2011 12:56:51 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kartographer; Quix; Whenifhow; houeto; null and void; Squantos; xrmusn; bronxville; ...
Stuxnet-has-done-more-for-world-peace-than-the-entire-Democrat-Party-ever-will ping.

"Nuclear Terror" ping.

Ping list covering atomic/nuclear/thermonuclear terrifying events and discussions.

FReepmail me if you want on or off The Comedian's "Nuclear Terror" ping list...


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

22 posted on 01/31/2011 1:03:05 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
Gee whiz, do you suppose that the Iranians might run and sue somebody over this?

What?

You think we are living in some sort of impregnable Truman Show dome?

You think that the Iranians are primitive idiots, incapable of cyber-warfare?

The more technological the society, the more subject it is to this sort of attack, and the more open your society, the more open you are to this sort of attack.

This was an *invitation* to asymmetric electronic warfare, and considering the cost we are already incurring from the "conventional" sort in places like Afghanistan, you would have though we would have given a bit more thought (assuming this was our creation) to the potential blowback, especially considering at all this did was buy a bit of time without fundamentally improving the situation.

23 posted on 01/31/2011 1:08:59 PM PST by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: fhayek

We can only hope this is true. I’d enjoy seeing Iranians begin to glow in the dark.


24 posted on 01/31/2011 1:09:56 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Kartographer

Yes, only a part of the worm viruns was operatibve. It is a sleeper worm, waiting for the reactor to go on line and then....Chernobyl Checkmate!!!

You have to love those Norwegian hackers hired by the Mossad, and they didn’t even leave home to git ‘er done!Obama is having fits about it.


25 posted on 01/31/2011 1:28:54 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: The Comedian

Given that OArrogance likes BJ’s so much . . .

perhaps we could enlist a giant worm for his . . . pleasure?

Call Dune!


26 posted on 01/31/2011 1:30:02 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: M. Dodge Thomas
You are right we should have just "Nuke the site from orbit it was the only way to make sure."

27 posted on 01/31/2011 1:44:30 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Quix

You’d have to call Paul Atreides (Muad’Dib). He’s the mover and shaker on Dune, literally and literately.


28 posted on 01/31/2011 1:46:39 PM PST by TheOldLady ("...Communists in Congress, and Islamics everywhere, are showing who they truly are." - Lazamataz)
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To: The Comedian

If only we could get a nice virus into the vast left-wing conspiracy that Hillary admitted in her famously projected fantasy when she mentioned a vast right-wing conspiracy. Oooh, was her slip showing!


29 posted on 01/31/2011 1:49:33 PM PST by TheOldLady ("...Communists in Congress, and Islamics everywhere, are showing who they truly are." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

Oh right.

Thx.

I don’t think my Trak phone reaches that far.


30 posted on 01/31/2011 1:56:56 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: TheOldLady

Oh right.

Thx.

I don’t think my Trak phone reaches that far.


31 posted on 01/31/2011 1:56:56 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

LOL! Just wait until we find the Star Gate, and we’ll be all set. ;-D


32 posted on 01/31/2011 1:59:47 PM PST by TheOldLady ("...Communists in Congress, and Islamics everywhere, are showing who they truly are." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

Some claim there’s one by the Gulf of Aden.

I vote we send Shrillery through first . . .

WITHOUT the return code.


33 posted on 01/31/2011 2:02:44 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: TheOldLady
If only we could get a nice virus into the vast left-wing conspiracy that Hillary admitted in her famously projected fantasy when she mentioned a vast right-wing conspiracy. Oooh, was her slip showing!

You are describing an "Alinsky Positron".

I love it.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

34 posted on 01/31/2011 2:14:34 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: Quix
Stuxnet = worm targeted at sand empire of Iran. Sand + Worm :-)


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

35 posted on 01/31/2011 2:17:45 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: The Comedian
"Alinsky Positron"

LOL! I love it.

36 posted on 01/31/2011 2:20:53 PM PST by TheOldLady ("...Communists in Congress, and Islamics everywhere, are showing who they truly are." - Lazamataz)
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To: Quix

Why would she need a return code? She’d probably love to go back to her own “people.”


37 posted on 01/31/2011 2:21:44 PM PST by TheOldLady ("...Communists in Congress, and Islamics everywhere, are showing who they truly are." - Lazamataz)
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

My guess - the USA had a big role in this. ( I am a good guessed.)

They ought to thank us, because the alternative was a huge bombing raid.

We took risk to show constraint.

Anyone in a leadership position would recognize this fact. There lives may depend on that recognition.


38 posted on 01/31/2011 2:22:10 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: The Comedian

——Sand + Worm = Muad’Dib

The empire of the Spice will be taken down

Muad’Dib will lead the way


39 posted on 01/31/2011 2:24:21 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: steve86

Well for one a nuclear power reactor doesn’t spin like a centrifuge. You’re talking apples and oranges when you try to compare the two.


40 posted on 01/31/2011 2:24:31 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: The Comedian

LOL.


41 posted on 01/31/2011 2:24:53 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Gargantua

-——now the ball is in Iran’s court. -——

No there was a volley..... in Tunisia and Egypt


42 posted on 01/31/2011 2:27:00 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: TheOldLady

Good point.

However, she seems to enjoy

!!!!CONTROLLING!!!!

the serfs and slaves on distant orbs . . .

and spewing her oral horse feathers all over any unfortunate enough to be near.

Besides, her own ‘people’ probably treat her more like the mean Fosterizing bwitch she so determinedly and relentlessly is.

She might even have low ranking ‘worm lotion-ing duty’ there.


43 posted on 01/31/2011 2:27:57 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix; The Comedian

My virgin ears! [Stop rolling your eyes, Quix. You too, The Comedian.]

Don’t hold back; tell us how you really feel about the lesbian commie tyrant. She’s probably an Ori plant anyway.


44 posted on 01/31/2011 2:37:01 PM PST by TheOldLady ("...Communists in Congress, and Islamics everywhere, are showing who they truly are." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

Hmmmmm

How I really feel about her unroyal Fosterizing lowness . . .

I feel . . . that IF I HAD to realllllllllllly

feel for her . . . my fingers would curl up and die instantly in terminal protest!


45 posted on 01/31/2011 3:46:08 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: steve86; Kartographer
Perhaps I spoke too soon, and you are both right to call me on it.

The publicly known purpose of the Stuxnet virus was to ruin the centrifuges used to purify the radioactive fuel used in the reactor. My comment was based on that.

It is, of course, possible that Stuxnet has multiple purposes, or that there are multiple viruses in the wild that directly target the reactor.

46 posted on 01/31/2011 3:52:12 PM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Quix

You sound normal to me.


47 posted on 01/31/2011 5:07:42 PM PST by TheOldLady ("...Communists in Congress, and Islamics everywhere, are showing who they truly are." - Lazamataz)
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To: capt. norm

George Peppard was one of my favorite actors...I hope they don’t release some report he was gay or something...


48 posted on 01/31/2011 5:10:55 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: M. Dodge Thomas

What?? They did give thought to the blow back and set it up long before that - ever hear of cyber defense? Did you ever play chess? The rag heads think about camels, while we think about sixty-four moves ahead. Thank the Lord for our military...I hope they have live coverage of Amawhatshisname pulling the lever to start the reactors...watch out for the flash...


49 posted on 01/31/2011 5:18:48 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: TheOldLady; Lazmataz; The Comedian; metmom; Dr. Eckleburg

“You sound normal to me.”


Oh, Dear me!

I must be slipping.

Please don’t tell anyone.

I have an FR personna to maintain! LOL.


50 posted on 01/31/2011 5:34:04 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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