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    Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israelís never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal.

    Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with its operations, Dimona has taken on a new, equally secret role ó as a critical testing ground in a joint American and Israeli effort to undermine Iranís efforts to make a bomb of its own.

    Behind Dimonaís barbed wire, the experts say, Israel has spun nuclear centrifuges virtually identical to Iranís at Natanz, where Iranian scientists are struggling to enrich uranium. They say Dimona tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, a destructive program that appears to have wiped out roughly a fifth of Iranís nuclear centrifuges and helped delay, though not destroy, Tehranís ability to make its first nuclear arms.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/wo...16stuxnet.html

    The hells is wrong with the NYT? Why the hell would you post this information???
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    Re: Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    Why wouldn't you post this information?

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    Re: Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    If a journalist can find that info, it's probably not exactly secret.
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    Re: Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/wo...16stuxnet.html

    The hells is wrong with the NYT? Why the hell would you post this information???
    Umm what exactly is the problem? Stuxnet is old news, it's not like the NYT published this before it was released...
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    Re: Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    Why the hell would you post this information???
    Because it's their job?

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    Re: Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    Because someone wanted those details to be public knowledge. Almost certainly Israeli. Those in Iran and in Israel and in America responsible for the intelligence / counter-intelligence roles have known this information all along. I suspect this leak is coordinated with a lobbying effort to get Israel some more credit and/or funding from the American Congress.
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    Re: Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    I don’t have a problem with this NYT story. There isn’t anything in it that Iran didn’t already know.

    I have a problem with them publishing the wiki-leaks crap but this, I enjoy reading about.

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    Re: Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    If this information was made public or was accessible easily there is no reason not to publish it.

    However if it was obtained through a mole or covert source as a former reporter I would have taken it to the Israelis and give them a heads up because a mole or covert source will find someone willing to publish if I'm not.

    I believe in or commitments to our allies and security comes before journalism every time. I believe people that release classified documents that put lives and our National Honor at steak are treasonous scum bags or at the very least enemies and should be treated as such and in some cases removed with extreme prejudice.

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    Re: Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If this information was made public or was accessible easily there is no reason not to publish it.

    However if it was obtained through a mole or covert source as a former reporter I would have taken it to the Israelis and give them a heads up because a mole or covert source will find someone willing to publish if I'm not.

    I believe in or commitments to our allies and security comes before journalism every time. I believe people that release classified documents that put lives and our National Honor at steak are treasonous scum bags or at the very least enemies and should be treated as such and in some cases removed with extreme prejudice.
    pfft knowledge is freedom. I don't support big government cover ups like you apparently do. The government is me and you and we have a right to know. The only one's putting people's lives at stake are me, you, and our elected officials. Stop blaming others for your own actions. Your "honor" is just your reputation and if you do something to besmirch it, it's your fault; not the person pointing out what you've done.

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    Re: Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    Quote Originally Posted by Illumination View Post
    pfft knowledge is freedom. I don't support big government cover ups like you apparently do. The government is me and you and we have a right to know. The only one's putting people's lives at stake are me, you, and our elected officials. Stop blaming others for your own actions. Your "honor" is just your reputation and if you do something to besmirch it, it's your fault; not the person pointing out what you've done.
    Yeah, thre should be NO Secrets, so when our gov't tries to undermine our enemies, the enemies have a fair chance to stop it, and retaliate! YEAH DOG!
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