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Trade Show Video Features Iranian Tech, Talk of Stuxnet Retaliation 131

Posted by timothy
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dcblogs writes "Iran recently held a security trade show and conference, attended by high-ranking police and military officials. A video by an Iranian news outlet shows some of the products, from crossbows to unidentified systems, and includes an interview with Iran's police chief, Brig. Gen. Esmail Ahmadi-Moqadam: 'It's true that the U.S. made Stuxnet virus did some damage to our facilities but we were able to get them all up and running in no time. However, those who attack should expect retaliation and we haven't gone there just yet.'"
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Trade Show Video Features Iranian Tech, Talk of Stuxnet Retaliation

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  • by hessian (467078) on Saturday October 20, 2012 @09:48AM (#41714259) Homepage Journal

    I don't have anything against Iran, but different cultures are different and each needs its own space. Our values clash because we're different, and no amount of hippie kumbayaing is going to wish that away.

    However, I don't think the time is right for Iran to have nuclear power. In particular, it is an unstable country with frequent political turnover, missiles and a possible intention to smite its neighbor Israel.

    When Iran shows it's stable and mature, maybe it can have nukes. Until that time, I think it's insane to hand this dangerous technology to unstable people.

  • This story /is/ significant. The war between Iran and the US/Israel is escalating. Just like the US talks of retaliation against cyber attack so is Iran. Presumably anyone who thought it was okay for the US to say that also thinks that Iran is now well within its rights to strike back, causing material damage to US companies and infrastructure. As the US also said a limited military strike would also be considered a proportional response.

    Terrorism has killed less people than traffic accidents,

    What does this have to do with terrorism? This is a war between nation states.

  • by G3ckoG33k (647276) on Saturday October 20, 2012 @11:27AM (#41714583)

    Why does the US support Israel, at all? Israel has violated numerous UN rules since it was created, by the UN...

    Why does the US keep supporting Israels bad behavior?

    The Iranians hasn't attacked any other nation for centuries like Israel repeatedly has for the last four decades.

    The current regime of Iran is a piece of fermented dogshit, but still, so is the Israeli.

    Two religious evils don't make one good.

  • Re:FLiBe (Score:5, Insightful)

    by AmiMoJo (196126) <mojo@worldCHEETAH3.net minus cat> on Saturday October 20, 2012 @11:45AM (#41714693) Homepage

    It would if their neighbour who they are currently at war with didn't already have nuclear weapons.

    Again and again Israel has shown its willingness to attack Iran and other neighbouring states with conventional weapons. Since they are backed by the US the only realistic defence is mutually assured nuclear annihilation.

    North Korea is in the same boat. The US doesn't like them, South Korea has a much better military. At least they have China on their side, but even so a long range nuclear weapon is probably the only way to guarantee that they don't become the next Iraq or Afghanistan when the Republicans eventually get back in.

  • In particular, it is an unstable country with frequent political turnover, missiles and a possible intention to smite its neighbor Israel.

    The US changes government every four years, and the validity of the vote is sometimes questionable. It has missiles and every now and then starts wars with weaker nations based on outright lies and deception, apparently for its own economic benefit. Israel has nuclear power and is hardly a model of peace and stability either.

    Unfortunately the situation is now FUBAR and any hope of working with Iran to find an alternative is long gone. The fact that Israel has nukes really does not help, and even if Iran doesn't develop its own it needs the capability to build them quickly to deter attack.

  • Re:Let's just day (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Gordonjcp (186804) on Saturday October 20, 2012 @12:13PM (#41714877) Homepage

    Well, you do what Iran is doing - develop a bigger gun. If I lived next door to an armed crazy person (like, oh maybe Israel) I know I'd want to be able to defend myself.

  • Re:FLiBe (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ToadProphet (1148333) on Saturday October 20, 2012 @12:25PM (#41714957)

    show me ONE valid quote about israel wanting to 'wipe out' all arabs.

    All arabs? Who said anything about all arabs? Oh, but wait:

    "We must expel Arabs and take their places."
    -- David Ben Gurion

    You asked for only one, but there a literally hundreds by prominent Israelis. Now, for more relevant to the topic at hand, I suggest you google 'Israel threatens Iran'. You'll find plenty, with specific threats and timelines ("within months").

    but don't let that stop your jew hatred.

    Where did you get 'jew hatred' from the parents comment? Is questioning Israel's foreign policy 'jew hatred'? Would it be racist to question any other countries foreign policy? Why do you hate Persians?

  • by amorsen (7485) <benny+slashdot@amorsen.dk> on Saturday October 20, 2012 @05:27PM (#41716959)

    When it comes to setting bombs off killing civilians, Israel is doing rather better than Iran.

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