1. Don’t you think it would be a good idea to check before passing on rumors? Islamic Republic News Agency, Press TV (Iran’s al Jazeera), both with .ir addresses, both appear instantly.

  2. Read the entire post I linked to, then go to what they linked to.


    shows 0% connectivity to Iran.

    Bruce Schneier is hardly one to spread unsubstaniated rumors.

  3. I don’t know who “internettrafficreport” is. And it IS true that if I try to ping the specific router mentioned in their report (router1.iust.ac.ir) I get no response. But I can ping the others (e.g., irna.ir) just fine. Just for fun this morning, I Googled one of the other Iranian things that came to mind – Isfahan University. Here’s the website that Google produces:
    And yes, it comes up instantly, just like the rest.

    The claim that there is “zero internet connectivity” to Iran is bullshit, pure and simple. It seems there are problems, and I don’t rule out that someone is working their way towards such a cutoff. But the claim that it exists now is flat out wrong.

  4. Asymmetrical Fourth Generation Warfare is a double-edged sword. Attacks on infrastructure are attacks on infrastructure, regardless whether the actor is state or not. The Corporation is a decidedly non-state actor.

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