Now if I was Iran and I wanted to fuck with Israel in a way that hurts ‘em, but not to such a degree that it invites or otherwise justifies a military attack, I look at this report and I chuckle.
The idea is apparently* that if Israel attacks Iran and if Iran shoots back, there will be some national text message system of warning,
So straight away, I’m getting my telecom guys to create fake attack warning messages. This disruption to the Israeli economy and general shredding of nerves could be achieved really cheaply whilst causing considerable disruption. If it ever comes to a shooting war, I am also monitoring the official Israeli texts saying that the last one was an Iranian fake and sending out duplicates of them if I ever do attack to maximise the results of the attack.
And it’s not like Israel could really complain about cyber-warfare with Stuxnet and all, although I am sure they would be whining all the way to the White House about it.
(* I’m still not entirely convinced this isn’t just enhanced sabre rattling, though you can never rule anything our when lunatic asylum one deals with lunatic asylum two).