Cyberattacks on Iranian nuclear program were a US-Israel effort started under the Bush administration and continued by President Obama, The New York Times reports.There's another even more destructive worm hitting computers all over the Middle East right now. My guess is it has a similar origin.
The confirmation from Obama-administration officials that Stuxnet was a joint US-operation comes from extracts from a forthcoming book, Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, by David Sanger that's due to be published next week.
The NYT teaser piece reports that Operation Olympic Games was devised as a means to throw sand in the works of Iran's controversial nuclear program. It was initially embarked upon in 2006 without much enthusiasm, as a preferable alternative to withdrawing objections against an Israeli air strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. There was little faith that either diplomacy or tougher economic sanction would work, especially since the international community might be expected to regard warning about another country developing weapons of mass destruction with extreme scepticism after the Iraq War debacle.
Saturday, June 02, 2012
I guess the mystery about the development of this destructive computer virus is over:
Posted by Rick Moore on 6/02/2012