-Israel asks USA to help them to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. Doesn't matter how good their air force, they can't do it by themselves and for the obvious reasons they need a bigger guy with more power.
-USA understands perfectly that what they are actually saying that 'let us start a war with Iran, then you go fight the war'. This is happening after invasion of Irak and Afghanistan.
-USA declines. Even though we can't be sure, there is this impression that Bush was OK with this, but his consultants say -pointed out as Rice in the documentary- "No, Mr. President, you invaded your last Islamic country with Irak."
-After some time, Israel comes with a new offer to the USA. "Hey guys, we have an idea, there is another way to get in. We'll design a virus so advanced and high, it will let stop Iran's nuclear facilities. NSA says let's do it.
The virus first surfaces in Belarus and eventually all around the world. And of course ends up in people who actually legally work against malware an provide people aid for it.
-It arrives to two coworkers in Symantec. They immediately understand that this virus is not something they have seen before -or anyone else for that matter- and they start to 'solve' it. They name it Stuxnet
They also check that which region in the world was the most affected: Iran. It is designed to target specific machines, one is openly named in the doc. as Siemens.
At a point they cannot go forward, they get help from another expert who informs them that there should be certain set of mumbers for certain operatives systems in the malware which our hero nerds names as 'Magic Numbers'. By the help of these numbers they find out that this worm is designed to target a specific facility.
They realise that the worm has the capability of controlling machinery and can cause physical destruction. They find out that the virus collects data for 13 days and then take control of the machines work by automation. And does that so subtle, engineers don't even understand what is wrong with the process, because vritually nothing is wrong. Which what happens in Iran when it was operated. Basically, screws up the uranium enrichment santrufuges. (2010)
During that time a nuclear engineer in Iran is murdered which becomes a mainstream news and Hillary openly rejects the accusations.In short, eventually this thing becomes unavoidable and impossible to supress, because it screws up countless machines and factories around the world from Northern Europe to Australia, from Russia to the USA itself.The security responsible from cyber attacks in the USA is not informed in any level. In panic they rightfully think this is a severe attack against USA.
Everybody is asking questions about something undeniable, something tha can be proven. But nobody is getting any answers. Conclusion:
-A cyber attack designed to prevent Iran from develop nuclear weaponry is technically a declaration of war and a huge violation of the international law. It's an act of terrorism. The attack needs a presidential sign off just like a nuclear attack. Both Bush and Obama gave it. (Obama reportedly talked against it.)
-But worse than that it just slows down Iran for a year or so and just because of this attack, Iran doesn't just have a better, more extensive and protected nuclear weapon facilities, they also have -reportedly- one of the largest cyber army in the world and they also have sent a 'message' back to the USA telling 'we heard you and get the message; war circumstances upgraded" which USA chose not to retaliate as reported.
-A worm such as complicated and dangerous as Stuxnet is in the hands of Russia, Iran and who knows whoelse.
-While there are tons of international regulations, sanctions and doctrines on nuclear weaponry, there is NOTHING on this new age warfare. While phsyical destruction and invasion is dedectable and open, and while the outcome is still can be manipulative in the media, as everyone knows and gets this kind of attacks are extremely obscure by nature. It's a fucking ghost.
-USA and Israel made this warfare 'legitimate'. And told the world that they can do it if they can get away with it but then again considering the nature of the technology what does it matter 'who-when and how' after an irreversible damage is done.
You can kill, destroy, destroy production, paralyse the life of a whole country. Their economy...shut down power, water...ect. And you can even get away with it, let another target to be attacked...etc. Use your imagination.
-There is a need of an open international agreements about this warfare so there should be sanctions, limits and doctrines and a new international law.