Iran’s chief nuclear scientist held a news conference yesterday in Vienna at which he revealed that the electrical power lines to Iran’s highly secure nuclear plant at Fordo were sabotaged in August by unknown assailants. Given that the IAEA demanded a spot inspection the following day, Iran suspects the UN agency has been “infiltrated by terrorists” or was exploited by the saboteurs. In the run-up to the Iraq war, the agency was found to have been infiltrated by western intelligence agents, so Iran’s fears aren’t unfounded.
My Israeli source says that the explosion was the result of a joint Mossad-MEK operation. The message Israeli intelligence sought to convey was that despite Fordo’s reputation as an impregnable fortress 300 feet under a mountain, it is vulnerable to attack. My source says the IAEA was not responsible for the sabotage. Though it’s entirely possible that Israel or the U.S. may’ve sought the inspection in order to track the level of damage done to the facility. They wouldn’t have even needed to reveal to the IAEA their real reason for seeking the visit.
If this theory is correct and the Mossad struck at Fordo, and Israel or the U.S. orchestrated the inspection to coincide, it would be alarming, since the UN agency would become an extension of western intelligence interests.
Iran says no harm was done at Fordo because it activated backup systems and generators to ensure the power supply to the uranium centrifuge arrays wasn’t disrupted.
In a related matter, Kaspersky and other cyber-security labs revealed that several hitherto unknown strains of computer worms related to the Flame cyber-virus were in existence as early as 2006. It was in 2007 that George Bush allocated $400-million specifically to undermine Iran’s nuclear efforts. Cyber-war capabilities were an intrinsic part of the project, which eventually came to known as Olympic Games. The cyber-security specialists have not cracked the encryption code, so they don’t know specifically who created them, what they do, or how they’re constructed. They do know that the viruses are infecting computers in the Middle East and that their command and control servers are still collecting purloined data.
It appears almost self-evident to me that these viruses are part of the western (that is, Israeli) cyber-war effort against Iran.