• Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Report: U.S. Launched Retaliatory Cyber Attack Against Iran

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  1. F-22Raptor

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    While President Trump said he called off a military strike on Iranian targets on Thursday night, the U.S. Cyber Command reportedly launched a cyber attack against a spy group tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Citing two former intelligence officials, Yahoo News reports the attack targeted a group with a history of tracking military and civilian vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz. The tracking reportedly enabled attacks on ships in the area. The reported retaliatory attack comes after a $240 million U.S. military drone was shot down by Iran earlier this week, sparking fears of a military confrontation. However, Trump disclosed Friday that he called off an airstrike after he heard about the potential casualties it might cause. A number of vessels have also been attacked in the Persian Gulf in recent weeks, intensifying tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-us-launched-retaliatory-cyber-attack-against-iran
     
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    So what happened to that military strike you were saying was going to happen? I am still waiting.
     
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    The attack was set to take place until Trump decided it was not a proportionate response. A downed drone is not worth killing several hundred Iranians over.
     
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    Save face .....
     
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    You actually believe that nonsense?

    So he gave the order for a strike and then he asked about the causalities later?
    Sorry dude, we're not that gullible to believe such nonsense.

    Your own commanders found this claim silly, they said these casualties are one of the first things they brief the president on.

    Another hint that this is BS is that trump could have picked a more proportionate strike later, so why didn't he?
     
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    Whatever the case, Iran and the US should take this oppurtunity to de-escalate.
     
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    Our proxies perished countless of yankees in Iraq and Afghanistan and you didn’t dare fire a single bullet towards Iran or any Iranian interest in our region.
     
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    Agreed. The problem, Iran will not come to table as long as these sanctions are there in this way and the Americans don't appear to remove them anytime soon.
     
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    Hi,

    That is not an intelligent comment---.

    Just thank Allah that it did not happen--.

    Hi,

    Just thank Allah for that---and don't ask for it---.

    Americans are more ruthless and brutal than mongols---if push comes to shove---.

    They have killed more muslims since 9/11 than the mongol armies killed in that region---.
     
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    Fear is brother of death specially against oppressors.
     
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    Simple.....
    A downed drone is not worth killing several hundred Iranians over for nothing.
     
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    That's not the point.
    The story simply does not add up. Let's assume for a moment that this story is true, then why did he not ask for a target that would be "proportionate"? He did not go ahead with any strike.

    I am not saying I am sad he did not attack, I am just saying I think the whole thing was probably made up by him. Not that I have a problem with that. He ended up de-escalating which is good.
     
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    Americans are war mongers in Islamic countries but not our neighbor nor neighbor of any PGCC countries.

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    Hi,

    You kids sound like pakistani posters over here---they used to challenge the u military---'come take us on---we are not iraqi military'---.

    Then Salala check post incidence happened---US military struck the post for quite awhile---
    Hi,

    It is---but when you and your family start dying from enemy strikes and you cannot retaliate and your weapons cannot reach the enemy assets---and you start to think---" what have I done "---that gets to be a little too late---.

    The americans have not tasted the Iranian blood yet---don't beg for it---.

    Just look at Iraq---Afghanistan---Libya---Syria---you don't want the monstrosity known as the US military destroying your beautiful country and your wonderful families---and specially not at the cost of satisfying the egos of some young men---.

    Hi,

    That is how Trump works---.