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Friday Take-Out Open

If you have been following the news cycle lately, it would seem that we are beset by cannibals and zombies.  Is this another sign of a poor economy, or is it just another passing fad?

Have a nice weekend and post what you like.


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NY Times: Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.

Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began studying the worm, which had been developed by the United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet.

Kudos to Bush and Obama for this innovative targeting of Iran's nuclear program, and a huge WTF to the NY Times for, once again, publishing classified information and helping our enemies.

Exit questions: Does this mean that the Obama Administration's early muslim outreach and diplomatic efforts towards Iran was nothing more than a ruse? Are we now in a defacto state of war with Iran?

June 1, 2012 at 12:03 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

More obervations/questions:

These cyber attacks began under Bush, presumably by the CIA, and presumably reported to the Congressional leadership and intel oversight committees. Given this new information, what do we make of that 2007 NIE that reported that Iran had ended their nuclear program? What do we make of the Dems that used the report's findings to attack Bush for "hyping" the threat from Iran:

Democrats who are always on the lookout for a good shot at Bush took no time in using the new NIE as their latest talking point to show the administration doesn't know which way is up.

At Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, Sen. Barack Obama said: "I think Iran continues to be a threat to some of its neighbors in the region. ... But it is absolutely clear that this administration and President Bush continues to not let facts get in the way of his ideology. "

Sen. Hillary Clinton said: "I'm relieved that the intelligence community has reached this conclusion, but I vehemently disagree with the president that nothing's changed and therefore nothing in American policy has to change."

And former senator John Edwards: "What I believe is that this president, who just a few weeks ago was talking about World War III, he, the vice president, the neocons have been on a march to possible war with Iran for a long time. ... It's absolutely clear and eerily similar to what we saw with Iraq, where they were headed."

Capitol Hill Democrats were no less sympathetic, and several complained that Bush was speaking out of turn in October when he suggested Iran was still a threat. Opponents say he was first told about a possible reversal in August and should not have been ratcheting up the rhetoric between then and now.

"I am growing increasingly concerned about the White Houses inconsistent explanations of when the president was told about important new intelligence information regarding Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday. "It appears the president and vice president were briefed in August on this information, before both the president and vice president began to ratchet up their increasingly-heated rhetoric on the threat of Iran."

And House Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday the report just proves that "The last seven years in the Mideast by this administration have been the lost seven years when you see on every front a reversal."

June 1, 2012 at 13:29 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

What do we make of all the liberal lies and pure political gamesmanship that put our national security at risk? Well, we first need to determine if Obama and his cabal are fast zombies, or slow zombies. Different tactics are called for in dealing with each type.

June 1, 2012 at 13:53 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Obama would have to be a fast zombie if he's going to take credit for writting Stuxnet.

June 1, 2012 at 14:04 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Intellectually honest liberal Glenn Greenwald notices the pattern and hypocrisy of the Obama Administration's Tough Guy Leaking:

Beyond the substance of this revelation, there is something quite notable going on here. This morning’s story by Sanger is but the latest in a long line of leaks about classified programs that have two attributes in common: (1) they come from senior Obama administration officials; and (2) they are designed to depict President Obama, in an Election Year, as a super-tough, hands-on, no-nonsense Warrior. Put another way, the administration that is pathologically fixated on secrecy and harshly punishing whistleblowers routinely leaks national security secrets when doing so can politically benefit the President.

June 1, 2012 at 18:07 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

When the Obama cabal loses someone like Glenn Greenwald, it's significant. And devastating.

June 1, 2012 at 20:11 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Really?? Give me a break!

June 1, 2012 at 22:20 | Registered CommenterGrayRider

Gray, that picture says a whole lot about both the Narcissist-in-Chief and his personality cult followers. Even on Memorial Day, it has to be all about him, including the halo effect. Disgusting. Sickening.

June 2, 2012 at 06:12 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

And here, thanks to a link provided by a biker friend, is another delightful story of Obama's justice department, once again working counter to the wishes of the people and in support of illegal aliens. Holder and the rest of this criminal administration MUST GO. November cannot come soon enough.

I pray that Florida is willing to fight the DOJ over this unwarranted and underhanded attempt to enfranchise illegal aliens in order to build the Democrat voter base.

June 2, 2012 at 06:28 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Zombies running amok... sounds like its time to call in Milla Jovovich

June 2, 2012 at 15:20 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Zombie cops, the Chicago way. This is where Obama learned his political trade. It all fits with this criminal administration. Watch the video.

June 4, 2012 at 07:22 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

David Axelrod calling Marco Rubio an "insult" to Hispanics would be the equivalent of Rick Davis saying the same thing about Democrats and their propping up of an inexperienced Barack Obama in 2008.

just sayin'

June 4, 2012 at 17:02 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Duff, I saw that over on the Telegraph's site.

My favorite comment there was "I'm a taxidermist, and even I think this is sick"

June 4, 2012 at 17:03 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

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