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George Bush Saved Israel, again [Stuxnet Vanity]
01/17/2011 | Jewbacca

Posted on 01/17/2011 7:50:13 AM PST by Jewbacca

It appears Israel used the computer virus Stuxnet to destroy Iran's nuclear weapons programme as effectively as bombing it --- centrifuges appeared to be working propertly, but made a useless blend of U238/U235 and gradually spun out of control, destroying themselves. Futher, the software reported back and informed on what users actually did work, so the scientists could be given their virgin gifts early.

All the respect, Mossad!

As a bonus, the related nuke plant looks like a future Chernobyl, according to the Russians, who are too scared to flip the on switch, because of the many viruses hiding in its systems.

This targeted virus became possible because Israel got ahold of centrifuges that Libya gave up, so the Dimona wonks could figure out how to break them.

This is all well known.

But what has not been stressed is why, exactly, did Libya give up its nuclear centrifuges?

Libya gave up those centrifuges because Khadaffi became fearful that crazy cowboy George Bush was coming for him, just like he came for Saddam.

In short, Bush's agressive actions with Iraq and Afganistan scared the centrifuges out of Libya.

And thus, put in play the saving of Israel, yet again.

Thank you America, and thank you George Bush.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: bush; israel; stuxnet

1 posted on 01/17/2011 7:50:16 AM PST by Jewbacca
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To: Jewbacca
George Bush’ curriculum vitae will be around for some time. Hope-full it will fill some of the void being left by the current POTUS.
2 posted on 01/17/2011 7:56:21 AM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Jewbacca
Exactly right!

Both the United States and Israel have reportedly studied Iran’s uranium enrichment laboratories in an effort to exploit critical flaws within Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran uses the P-1 centrifuge, built by Pakistan and based on blueprints stolen from Dutch scientists in the 1970s. The man who originally stole the blueprints, a Pakistani metallurgist named A.Q. Khan, illegally sold P-1 machines to Iran, North Korea, and Libya. At some point, Israel seems to have procured an unknown number of P-1 centrifuges and began testing them at the remote Dimona facility. In 2003, Libya surrendered its P-1 machines to the United States, which began working with the centrifuges and looking for weaknesses. The Stuxnet virus appears to be the result of these American and Israeli efforts to study the P-1.


3 posted on 01/17/2011 8:00:54 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Jewbacca

The fact that the Islamofascist terrorists have not succeeded yet in their endeavors to massacre us in large numbers testifies to the strength and success of President George Walker Bush. The Islamofascists continue to try to annihilate Western civilization and likely ultimately will take most of Europe as a consolation prize, but President Barack Hussein Obama has done almost nothing publicly to resist them. I pray that President Obama assail the terrorists as ferociously in secret as President Bush did in public and certainly in secret.


4 posted on 01/17/2011 8:07:19 AM PST by dufekin (Name our lead enemy: Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Islamofascist terrorist dictator)
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To: Jewbacca
Thank you America, and thank you George Bush.

AMEN!

5 posted on 01/17/2011 8:36:38 AM PST by fabrizio (Restore the Republic!)
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To: Jewbacca
If Stuxnet was a rock band, I'd have all their albums, and have pictures of me with the band backstage after the show...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

6 posted on 01/17/2011 8:37:11 AM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: Jewbacca

Wow, that’s great. A good deed spawns many more.


7 posted on 01/17/2011 8:40:20 AM PST by bvw
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To: fabrizio; Jewbacca

“Thank you America, and thank you George Bush.

AMEN!”
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I second that AMEN!


8 posted on 01/17/2011 8:43:23 AM PST by DrDeb
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To: DrDeb; Deb
Ditto! Thank you W!


9 posted on 01/17/2011 8:45:26 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Jewbacca

Do you have an article link for this?


10 posted on 01/17/2011 8:47:02 AM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: Jewbacca
What an amazing feat pulled off by Israeli intelligence. Ranks up there with the US Navy's bugging of Soviet Navy's underwater telephone lines decades ago.
11 posted on 01/17/2011 8:50:45 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Keith Brown

You could just search keyword “Stuxnet” on FR

Even the NYT has covered this.

Of course, they didn’t close the loop to thank GW, which precipitated this vanity.


12 posted on 01/17/2011 8:53:49 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

Any techies out there actually believe this? I don’t for a second. Even with the worst possible computer virus total recovery could be done in 36 hours. Worst case scenario, you remove all network connectivity and format all computers. What functionality does networking my computers do to allow or disallow the operation of my nuclear faciltiy. Even if my equipment was designed to operate on an internal LAN, I certainly don’t need it to be connected to any outside network. Perhaps a virus took them out of operation momentarily, but its just not magick.


13 posted on 01/17/2011 8:59:09 AM PST by douginthearmy
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To: douginthearmy

I think you need to read up on how stuxnet works before you post.


14 posted on 01/17/2011 9:00:52 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Keith Brown

one link is at #3.


15 posted on 01/17/2011 9:01:42 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Keith Brown

16 posted on 01/17/2011 9:06:55 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

Thank you.


17 posted on 01/17/2011 9:28:08 AM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: douginthearmy
Stuxnet caused Iran’s centrifuges to spin wildly out of control while simultaneously making it appear that nothing was wrong. The worm was possibly tested at Israel’s Dimona complex, the birthplace of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear deterrent, before going on to destroy approximately a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. “The attackers took great care to make sure that only their designated targets were hit,” German computer security expert Ralph Langner told the Times. “It was a marksman’s job.”

Stuxnet destroyed the centrifuges. Can't 'unring' that bell by 'taking equipment of the LAN'. Calling all techies. An educational opportunity awaits.

18 posted on 01/17/2011 9:29:52 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Jewbacca. sidebar:
19 posted on 01/17/2011 9:34:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Jewbacca

It Stux to be Iran...


20 posted on 01/17/2011 9:38:21 AM PST by Sam's Army
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To: Keith Brown
Foxnews channel had a segment on this...in general...and caught some discussion on it last night on KFI.
21 posted on 01/17/2011 10:30:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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