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International Intrigue

Postby Doctor Detroit » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:24 pm

Iranian nuclear scientist killed in motorbike attack


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11860928
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby guest » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:29 pm

Doctor Detroit wrote:
Iranian nuclear scientist killed in motorbike attack


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11860928


here comes the dirt bike
Beware of the dirt bike
Because I hear they're coming to our town
They've got plans for everyone
And now I hear they're over their sophomore jinx
So you had better check it out
All hail the dirt bike
Philosopher dirt bike
Silence as we gathered round
We saw the word and were on our way
Now it's brain washing dirt bike
Ground shaking dirt bike
Mind bending dirt bike in control
Soul crushing dirt bike
Self propelled dirt bike
You see I never thought understand til that bike took me by the hand
Now I ride...
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:35 pm

My guess is that Plan B has been enacted after realizing that the Israeli Air Force would spectacularly fail with a long-distance Pearl Harbor-like raid against scattered, hardened targets.
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby Vow of Silence » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:49 pm

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Re: International Intrigue

Postby Andy » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:53 pm

guest wrote:
Doctor Detroit wrote:
Iranian nuclear scientist killed in motorbike attack


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11860928


here comes the dirt bike
Beware of the dirt bike
Because I hear they're coming to our town
They've got plans for everyone
And now I hear they're over their sophomore jinx
So you had better check it out
All hail the dirt bike
Philosopher dirt bike
Silence as we gathered round
We saw the word and were on our way
Now it's brain washing dirt bike
Ground shaking dirt bike
Mind bending dirt bike in control
Soul crushing dirt bike
Self propelled dirt bike
You see I never thought understand til that bike took me by the hand
Now I ride...


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Re: International Intrigue

Postby Doctor Detroit » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:30 am

Officials in China have expressed frustration with communist ally North Korea, according to leaked classified US diplomatic cables.

Pyongyang was behaving like a "spoiled child", a Chinese foreign ministry official is quoted as having said in 2009, in cables released by Wikileaks.

Officials reportedly told South Korean counterparts that Beijing placed little value on the North as a buffer state.

The peninsula should be reunified under Seoul's control, they suggested.

The revelations come as regional tensions remain high after the North shelled a South Korean island a week ago.

The minister is said to have revealed that a new, younger generation of Chinese leaders no longer regarded North Korea as a useful or reliable ally, and would not risk renewed armed conflict on the peninsula.

Mr Chun confidently had predicted that North Korea "had already collapsed economically and would collapse politically two to three years after the death of Kim Jong-il", despite his efforts to obtain Chinese help and to secure the succession for his son, Ms Stephens wrote.

"The PRC would be comfortable with a reunified Korea controlled by Seoul and anchored to the United States in a 'benign alliance' - as long as Korea was not hostile towards China," her message added.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11871641

That should quiet those fucking maniacs down for a bit.

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Re: International Intrigue

Postby Amadeus » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:11 am

Doctor Detroit wrote: That should quiet those fucking maniacs down for a bit.


I hope your statement is true, but I'm not ready to underestimate the bloodlust of the warmongers in Washington. My unease isn't settled when the Sec. of State uses such inflammatory language as saying Wikileaks "attacked the international community" or when the incoming chair of the Homeland Security Ausschuss thinks Wikileaks should be labeled a terrorist organization.
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby Doctor Detroit » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:34 pm

Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That Crippled Iran's Nuclear Weapons Ambitions

The construction of the worm was so advanced, it was “like the arrival of an F-35 into a World War I battlefield,” says Ralph Langner, the computer expert who was the first to sound the alarm about Stuxnet. Others have called it the first “weaponized” computer virus.

Simply put, Stuxnet is an incredibly advanced, undetectable computer worm that took years to construct and was designed to jump from computer to computer until it found the specific, protected control system that it aimed to destroy: Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.

The target was seemingly impenetrable; for security reasons, it lay several stories underground and was not connected to the World Wide Web. And that meant Stuxnet had to act as sort of a computer cruise missile: As it made its passage through a set of unconnected computers, it had to grow and adapt to security measures and other changes until it reached one that could bring it into the nuclear facility.

When it ultimately found its target, it would have to secretly manipulate it until it was so compromised it ceased normal functions.

And finally, after the job was done, the worm would have to destroy itself without leaving a trace.

That is what we are learning happened at Iran's nuclear facilities -- both at Natanz, which houses the centrifuge arrays used for processing uranium into nuclear fuel, and, to a lesser extent, at Bushehr, Iran's nuclear power plant.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/11/ ... z16yrsdI81




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Re: International Intrigue

Postby Doctor Detroit » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:25 am

X-37B US miltary spaceplane returns to Earth

A prototype spaceplane built for the US military has returned to Earth after seven months in orbit.

The unpiloted X-37B touched down at Vandenberg Air Force base in California at 0116 PST (0916 GMT).

The project has been shrouded in secrecy, prompting widespread speculation about the craft's purpose.

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But some commentators are concerned the craft could be used to inspect military satellites used by other countries.

According to amateur satellite watchers, who have been tracking the experimental vehicle since its launch, the craft changed its orbital path several times.

Some of those skywatchers have also claimed that characteristics of the X-37B's orbit are shared with "spy satellites" that carry out imaging reconnaissance.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11911335
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby thunderstruck » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:43 pm

Doctor Detroit wrote:
Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That Crippled Iran's Nuclear Weapons Ambitions

The construction of the worm was so advanced, it was “like the arrival of an F-35 into a World War I battlefield,” says Ralph Langner, the computer expert who was the first to sound the alarm about Stuxnet. Others have called it the first “weaponized” computer virus.

Simply put, Stuxnet is an incredibly advanced, undetectable computer worm that took years to construct and was designed to jump from computer to computer until it found the specific, protected control system that it aimed to destroy: Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.

The target was seemingly impenetrable; for security reasons, it lay several stories underground and was not connected to the World Wide Web. And that meant Stuxnet had to act as sort of a computer cruise missile: As it made its passage through a set of unconnected computers, it had to grow and adapt to security measures and other changes until it reached one that could bring it into the nuclear facility.

When it ultimately found its target, it would have to secretly manipulate it until it was so compromised it ceased normal functions.

And finally, after the job was done, the worm would have to destroy itself without leaving a trace.

That is what we are learning happened at Iran's nuclear facilities -- both at Natanz, which houses the centrifuge arrays used for processing uranium into nuclear fuel, and, to a lesser extent, at Bushehr, Iran's nuclear power plant.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/11/ ... z16yrsdI81




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Who says we've lost our knowhow in the US? Or was this an Israeli project?
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby Doctor Detroit » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:50 am

thunderstruck wrote:
Doctor Detroit wrote:
Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That Crippled Iran's Nuclear Weapons Ambitions

The construction of the worm was so advanced, it was “like the arrival of an F-35 into a World War I battlefield,” says Ralph Langner, the computer expert who was the first to sound the alarm about Stuxnet. Others have called it the first “weaponized” computer virus.

Simply put, Stuxnet is an incredibly advanced, undetectable computer worm that took years to construct and was designed to jump from computer to computer until it found the specific, protected control system that it aimed to destroy: Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.

The target was seemingly impenetrable; for security reasons, it lay several stories underground and was not connected to the World Wide Web. And that meant Stuxnet had to act as sort of a computer cruise missile: As it made its passage through a set of unconnected computers, it had to grow and adapt to security measures and other changes until it reached one that could bring it into the nuclear facility.

When it ultimately found its target, it would have to secretly manipulate it until it was so compromised it ceased normal functions.

And finally, after the job was done, the worm would have to destroy itself without leaving a trace.

That is what we are learning happened at Iran's nuclear facilities -- both at Natanz, which houses the centrifuge arrays used for processing uranium into nuclear fuel, and, to a lesser extent, at Bushehr, Iran's nuclear power plant.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/11/ ... z16yrsdI81




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Who says we've lost our knowhow in the US? Or was this an Israeli project?


Langer argues that no single Western intelligence agency had the skills to pull this off alone. The most likely answer, he says, is that a consortium of intelligence agencies worked together to build the cyber bomb. And he says the most likely confederates are the United States, because it has the technical skills to make the virus, Germany, because reverse-engineering Siemen’s product would have taken years without it, and Russia, because of its familiarity with both the Iranian nuclear plant and Siemen’s systems.
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby Doctor Detroit » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:06 pm

Iran unrest: MPs call for death of Mousavi and Karroubi


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12462491

There you go, crazy conservative Iranian fucknuts, make martyrs of the leaders of the protesters knocking down your door. That's a sure fire solution.
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby The Beav » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:21 pm

Doctor Detroit wrote:
Iran unrest: MPs call for death of Mousavi and Karroubi


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12462491

There you go, crazy conservative Iranian fucknuts, make martyrs of the leaders of the protesters knocking down your door. That's a sure fire solution.


Didn't they get a new government back in 1979? What they hell do they want, now?
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby Roquefort Robert » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:30 pm

The Beav wrote:
Doctor Detroit wrote:
Iran unrest: MPs call for death of Mousavi and Karroubi


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12462491

There you go, crazy conservative Iranian fucknuts, make martyrs of the leaders of the protesters knocking down your door. That's a sure fire solution.


Didn't they get a new government back in 1979? What they hell do they want, now?


Oh, christ. Don't tell me there's unrest in the Middle East, now. Seems like it's popping up everywhere you don't expect these days. Egypt, Iran, Yemen. Is no place safe? Thankfully it hasn't hit Gaza yet.
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Re: International Intrigue

Postby gullycanyon » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:51 pm

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