Skip to comments.AP Exclusive: Report warns of Iran nuke disaster
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.
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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?
Prediction : If another “Chernobyl “ takes place AP will finally give “credit” to President Bush and the Israelis for making it happen.
Nuke em til they glow in the dark and shoot en when they light up.
Who cares if Iran has a nuclear disaster?
Anybody downwind from the site?
Those shifty Jews!!!!! /s
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.
Wonder if this is why Hillary had that big meetng.
The usual yahoos here never think about unintended consequences...
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.
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.
Are you kidding? Everyone knows that GWB wasn’t smart enough to write his own name, let alone a computer program. Geesh!
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?
This is like claiming that a coal-fueled power plant will explode because someone shot out the tires of the trucks delivering the coal.
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”.)
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?
I question the timing of this article ... but not it’s intent.
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.
We can only hope this is true. I’d enjoy seeing Iranians begin to glow in the dark.
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.
Given that OArrogance likes BJ’s so much . . .
perhaps we could enlist a giant worm for his . . . pleasure?
You’d have to call Paul Atreides (Muad’Dib). He’s the mover and shaker on Dune, literally and literately.
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!
I don’t think my Trak phone reaches that far.
I don’t think my Trak phone reaches that far.
LOL! Just wait until we find the Star Gate, and we’ll be all set. ;-D
Some claim there’s one by the Gulf of Aden.
I vote we send Shrillery through first . . .
WITHOUT the return code.
You are describing an "Alinsky Positron".
I love it.
LOL! I love it.
Why would she need a return code? She’d probably love to go back to her own “people.”
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.
——Sand + Worm = Muad’Dib
The empire of the Spice will be taken down
Muad’Dib will lead the way
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.
-——now the ball is in Iran’s court. -——
No there was a volley..... in Tunisia and Egypt
However, she seems to enjoy
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.
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.
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!
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.
You sound normal to me.
George Peppard was one of my favorite actors...I hope they don’t release some report he was gay or something...
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...
“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.