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Monday, August 8, 2011

Iranian Editorial warns of pending cyber attack on US electrical grid

 In two previous articles, The Coming Cyber – Collapse of Society and The Coming Cyber 9 – 11, it was suggested that the US and possibly other Western nations will be targets of one or more massive Cyber – attacks. I believe that it is all but certain that such attacks will be carried out in the near future, possibly later this year. The real reason such attacks must come is that such acts will be the most convenient excuse provided for the demise of the US dollar. The whole world knows that the dollar is terminal; this is more true of China than any other nation, and since China holds more US bonds than any other nation, they have the most to lose, so they keep themselves very well informed of the state of the dollar’s health. Just over the weekend after S&P downgraded the US credit rating, the Chinese exclaimed loudly that they will ‘DIVERSIFY’ out of US dollars, which is a gentle way of saying that they will be not only buying US treasuries but they will also sell treasuries faster and faster. So the powers that be know very well that the dollar is destined to die, as they intend for it to die, and to shield themselves from blame, a Cyber – attack would provide them with perfect cover. If things are allowed to wind down as they are progressing right now, the dollar would last another 4 – 5 years for sure, but I believe the plan is to take it down much faster and a Cyber – attack on Wall Street is probably the best way to get the job done overnight.

The origin of these attacks will be a moot point, although a scapegoat will be found, such as China or Iran or even Russia; laughingly the BBC even suggested that it will be cave – dwelling Al-Qaedites. The following story sets the stage for getting scapegoats lined up for the day this event will transpire, and change the world forever.

World Net Daily: Iran says U.S. 'will be taught the mother of all lessons': Editorial warns of pending cyber attack on electrical grid
Iran is planning to retaliate against the United States for the sabotage against its nuclear program, according to an editorial in the Kayhan newspaper, the mouthpiece of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 

The U.S. has all of its infrastructure connected to the Internet, the editorial says, and as a result, "it is constantly worried about an unknown player, who they will never be able to identify ... sitting in some corner of the world who would launch an attack on a sector of (the Americans') foundations. They will be taught the mother of all lessons." 

Specifically, Iran is looking into launching a cyber attack against U.S. electrical grid systems. 

Iranian officials are furious over the July 23 assassination of nuclear scientist Dariush Rezai-Nejad, who was working on electric detonators for the Iranian nuclear program, which can be used on missiles or nuclear bombs. He was the third Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated since 2009. 

The frustration over acts of sabotage started with the computer virus Stuxnet in which 1,000 of Iran's centrifuges at the Natanzs nuclear facility were destroyed and had to be replaced. The virus also attacked the Bushehr nuclear power plant, which has resulted in repeated delays in it joining the country's power grid.
The July 29 Kayhan editorial threatening America with retaliation said that during the last month, the United States has published two strategy documents regarding cyberspace, both of which emphasize the ever-evolving nature of Internet communications.

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