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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If Iran had launched a similar virus against the US, we would consider it an act of war.
    Let's face reality -- we've been been in a covert war with Iran since the Shah was deposed and they took over our embassy.
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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Let's face reality -- we've been been in a covert war with Iran since the Shah was deposed and they took over our embassy.
    well, except for the part where they helped us take out saddam
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We supply more weapons to more people around the world.
    We sell weapons to countries and exercise some control over who gets them and what they do with them. You aren't seriously comparing the selling of arms to soverign nations with selling weapons to terrorists and gangsters, are you?
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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    We sell weapons to countries and exercise some control over who gets them and what they do with them. You aren't seriously comparing the selling of arms to soverign nations with selling weapons to terrorists and gangsters, are you?
    when they are one in the same, certainly
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Espionage and cyber "attacks" are a great gray area. China hacked Obama and McCain's campaign servers to gain information on both's plans.
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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Pales in comparison to what we did to civilians in Iraq, Vietnam, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    Oh come on! You're comparing what happens in a war with a barbaric legal system carried out in cold blood by religious fanatics.

    And the Nagasaki and Hiroshima comparisons are especially vile. Those bombings, while horrific, saved hundreds of thousands of American lives and probably millions of Japanese. Of course, since you didn't face the likelihood of invading Japan, I can see why you would find the bombings so terrible. Read a book on the combat in Okinawa and the number of military and civilian deaths that ensued in an operation that would have been increased by 50 fold in an invasion of the Japanese mainland.
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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    well, except for the part where they helped us take out saddam
    Any idea why they did that?

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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    when they are one in the same, certainly
    How are they one in the same? Would you, for example, compare the selling of weapons to Canada or the UK or Australia with Iran providing weapons to Hezbollah?

    Oh wait a minute, you probably would.

    Never mind.
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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    How are they one in the same? Would you, for example, compare the selling of weapons to Canada or the UK or Australia with Iran providing weapons to Hezbollah?

    Oh wait a minute, you probably would.

    Never mind.

    given its actions i would equate the provision of weapons to israel the equivalent of providing weapons to a terrorist organization
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

    Well, of course you would. Because to you the Israelis are terrorists and the terrorists are really the good guys. It's why nobody takes you guys on the Far Left seriously.
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