Debunkers attacked claim that US and Israel were behind worm attack – now it’s admitted
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Despite numerous establishment blogs and websites at the time debunking the claim that Israel and the United States were behind the Stuxnet virus attack, that fact has now been admitted, leaving many with egg on their faces and proving once again that the “conspiracy theorists” were right all along.
After months of speculation, our original hypothesis that the US and Israel were responsible for the computer worm attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities was confirmed on Sunday.
US and Israeli intelligence services collaborated to develop a destructive computer worm to sabotage Iran’s efforts to make a nuclear bomb, The New York Times reported Sunday.
The newspaper quoted intelligence and military experts as saying Israel has tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, which apparently shut down a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges in November and helped delay its ability to make its first nuclear weapons.
Back in September, we wrote several articles in which we identified “Israel and the United States….as the prime suspects behind the Stuxnet worm attack,” following the revelation that the virus was “created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group.”
While the US government and the compliant, castrated corporate media were dutifully regurgitating the claim that Russia or China were behind the attack, we pointed out that neither country had any motivation to launch an assault that primarily affected an Iranian nuclear campaign that both nations had largely supported.
Following our columns in late September pointing to the US and Israel as the culprits, a number of establishment websites and blogs put out hit pieces that attempted to debunk the notion that Stuxnet was a false flag.
– In an article entitled Debunking the Bunk of Stuxnet, the popular About.com website claimed that “none of the evidence” had “any direct connection” to Israel being behind the attack.
– The Economist reported that there was “no specific evidence” Stuxnet was an Israeli cyber-missile aimed at Iran.
– In an October 5 piece entitled Stuxnet: Fact vs. theory, CNet’s Elinor Mills wrote that there was “no hard evidence” behind the claim that, “The malware was distributed by Israel or the United States in an attempt to interfere with Iran’s nuclear program.”
– A Reddit piece submitted by “conspiracy debunker” entitled, “I would just to take this opportunity to debunk the conspiracy theory that Stuxnet was made by Israeli hackers,” blamed “low educated Iranians from poor backgrounds” for the theory that Israel was behind the attack.
– The Judeosphere blog labeled the charge “convoluted mental gymnastics”.
– A Jewish Chronicle article written by Miriam Shaviv labeled the claim a “ridiculous” conspiracy theory.
Don’t expect to see retractions or apologies from any of the debunkers who dismissed the obvious evidence that the United States and Israel were behind the cyber-attack, which has now been confirmed.
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Exploiting the threat of cyber-attacks launched by their own cybersecurity departments, the US and Israel are not only placing in peril the Internet as a free and open forum, they are also heightening the risk of devastating environmental catastrophes and global instability.
The Stuxnet virus has caused extensive damage to the Bushehr reactor, leading to the risk of a new Chernobyl-style nuclear disaster, according to Russian officials.
“The Russian scientists’ report to the Kremlin, a copy of which has been seen by The Daily Telegraph, concludes that, despite “performing simple, basic tests” on the Bushehr reactor, the Russian team “cannot guarantee safe activation of the reactor,” writes Con Coughlin.
Such cyber attacks could also spark “a full-scale global shock,” according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which could include solar flares crippling communication satellites, a fundamental flaw being exposed which leads to the Internet being shut down, or even a full scale war.
As we wrote back in September, “If the United States’ involvement in the attack was to be confirmed, it would completely discredit the foundation of cybersecurity legislation, which is being promoted as a means of defending against cyber attacks launched by terrorists and other nation states.”
Now that this has been confirmed, the National Cyber Security Division unit of Homeland Security has lost all credibility and should be disbanded immediately. We have the very culprits behind devastating cyber-attacks that could spark nuclear meltdowns or global warfare hyping the threat of cyber-attacks as a justification to give themselves more power and control over the Internet.
This is a clear example of how the US and Israel stage crises that allow them to pose as the saviors while continuing to insist that cybersecurity threats are the work of external hackers and rogue states.
It also underscores how the establishment media is routinely complicit in deriding any wrongdoing involving the United States or Israel as a “conspiracy theory,” and attacking the character of those who make such claims.
So next time the corporate press calls something a baseless “conspiracy theory,” remember that Stuxnet was yet another example of the “conspiracy theorists” getting it right, by merely having a basic grasp of geopolitical maneuverings and understanding how the US and Israel stage false flag events to advance their own political agendas.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 8:35 am