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Iran: US Cyber Warfare Network Busted

From Iran’s Press TV:

Iran says US-backed cyber network busted

Sat, 13 Mar 2010

The Judiciary said Saturday it has identified and dismantled a US-backed cyber network, which was set up to gather information on the country’s nuclear scientists and spread unrest after the presidential election.

In a statement, the Judiciary said the group had been established by anti-Iran groups, including the terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO). It added that some of the prime suspects linked to the group were identified and about 30 of them have been arrested.

According to the New Yorker’s Seymour Hersh, former US President George W. Bush funded a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, allocating up to four hundred million dollars to "destabilize the country’s religious leadership."

The Judiciary said, under Bush’s Presidential Finding, a new campaign in the intelligence front — called the "cyber war" — was set up to engage Iran, with the help of the MKO, pro-monarchy groups and other anti-Iran cells.

One of the main projects of the campaign, the statement said, was a program called "Iran Proxy," which received a funding of 50 million dollars from the CIA and the US State Department.

The program, which allowed Iranians bypass the state’s filtering system and access the Internet, was designed to "obtain personal and family information" of its users and pass them along to US spy agencies, the statement said.

Another major project of the campaign, it said, was a network called "Human Rights Activists," which was led by Keyvan Rafiei, Jamal Hosseini and Ahmad Batebi.

The network was tasked with recruiting people and sending them to an MKO camp in Iraq and other countries, where they would receive training, the statement said.

The network was also in close cooperation with "Lawyers Committee" and "Harana News service," it said.

The network, according to the confession of its arrested members, was also tasked with inviting people to attend illegal rallies and riots in the aftermath of the presidential election in June.

They also spread rumors about the number of people who were killed during the unrest, saying there had been seventy-two victims.

The network also sought to provide cover for armed acts against the Islamic Republic establishment, the statement said.

The Judiciary added that the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) had been briefed on the situation and key members of the campaign, who reside in the United States, had been introduced to the force.

You would think that even government-run Press TV would be embarrassed to be citing the laughable liar Seymour Hersh for any of their accusations.

But they will lean on any reed to continue their tyrannical crackdown.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, March 13th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Iran: US Cyber Warfare Network Busted”

  1. proreason says:

    If this is true and it probably isn’t, it’s a case of a blind mole finding an acorn.

    Muslims simply don’t have a culture that supports the technical sophistication necessary to be effective cyber warriors.

    Remember…….Mohammed invented eveything they need to know 1200 years ago.

    What they are good at is following his edicts…..like blowing themselves up when they can’t get their way.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Why isn’t Seymour Hersh under medication in a restful facility?

  3. Mithrandir says:

    What you all fail to identify, is that the U.S. government is hated around the world for exactly this reason. They confiscate their own citizen’s money, funnel it to jackbooted organizations like the CIA, to foment unrest in other countries.

    It’s hard to stick up for Iran, knowing that it would nuke all of us given the chance, however, this is exactly the fascist arm-twisting the US government does to get its way. If you don’t do what big brother says, it will punish you, withhold things, get you addicted to foreign aid, sneak into your country, and fund anti-government groups to overthrow you, whip up a propaganda scheme to get your friends to abandon you etc.

    I laugh every time Iran doesn’t bend to the will of a foreign oppressive government. The US government must be extraordinarily frustrated, that after decades of trying, Iran doesn’t give in, and keeps sticking out its tongue in defiance!

    I can’t believe I am cheering for Iran, but how are they WORSE than the US government?

    • proreason says:

      “how are they WORSE than the US government”

      Genocide is not a policy of the US government, even with the moron in charge.

  4. BillK says:

    How is what you’ve described above any different than how the DNC is treating Democrats who might dare vote against ObamaCare?

  5. GetBackJack says:

    Mithrandir -amen.

  6. canary says:

    If the U.S. was the same as IRAN, the U.S. would have wiped them off the map decades ago.

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