Retaliatory Cyber Attack Launched Against Iran

 In Foreign, Politics

Will Iran malfunction even more now that they dodged a bullet with air strikes being called off for humanitarian reasons? Likely. The US conducted a retaliatory cyber attack on the Iranian regime over the downing of a US drone, which is more proportional, in reality.

“Regardless of any decision they (U.S. officials) make… we will not allow any of Iran’s borders to be violated. Iran will firmly confront any aggression or threat by America.” Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministerry spokesman, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency.


Retaliatory cyber attack

Yahoo News reported that even though the air strike was called off because of a large casualty possibility, US Cyber Command launched an attack on the Iranian spy group.

On Thursday evening, U.S. Cyber Command launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group that supported last week’s limpet mine attacks on commercial ships, according to two former intelligence officials.

The group, which has ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, has over the past several years digitally tracked and targeted military and civilian ships passing through the economically important Strait of Hormuz, through which pass 17.4 million barrels of oil per day. Those capabilities, which have advanced over time, enabled attacks on vessels in the region for several years.

Yahoo News

Meanwhile, the President is at Camp David working on the problems he faces, including Iran. While some have called him a hawk, and others a dove, he claims he is neither.

“Iran cannot have Nuclear Weapons! Under the terrible Obama plan, they would have been on their way to Nuclear in a short number of years, and existing verification is not acceptable. We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day that Sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again – The sooner the better!” President Trump 6-22-2019

He extends that carrot to them, saying that he could make “Iran great again,” but intimidation, threats, and attacks will not get them to that point. He’s right about that. But it is unlikely, based on their current regime, that they will ever be anything but a state sponsor of terror. Get rid of the regime, and a prosperous, vibrant Iran would emerge. It was there prior to 1979.

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