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U.S. Responded to Attack on Saudi Oilfield with Secret Cyber Op Against Iran

It’s just the opposite of how President Trump gets portrayed, you know?

People figured he’d be a bloodthirsty warmonger. But it turns out he’s been very measured, if direct, in some of his responses to world events. He genuinely sees military operations as a last resort.

Turns out that while many were demanding we blow something up in Iran in response to last month’s attack on Saudi Arabia, Trump decided to keep the response below the radar instead of doing something that could have escalated into a war.

According to Reuters:

The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the operation took place in late September and took aim at Tehran’s ability to spread “propaganda.”

One of the officials said the strike affected physical hardware, but did not provide further details.

The attack highlights how President Donald Trump’s administration has been trying to counter what it sees as Iranian aggression without spiraling into a broader conflict.

Asked about Reuters reporting on Wednesday, Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said: “They must have dreamt it,” Fars news agency reported.

The U.S. strike appears more limited than other such operations against Iran this year after the downing of an American drone in June and an alleged attack by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on oil tankers in the Gulf in May.

2 thoughts on “U.S. Responded to Attack on Saudi Oilfield with Secret Cyber Op Against Iran”

  1. “People figured he’d be a bloodthirsty warmonger.”

    Which people? He campaigned on being just the opposite…he always said he wanted to get us out of endless wars and bring our troops home. His measured military approach shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who listened to him at all during the 2016 campaign.

    But, as you mention, he gets portrayed “just the opposite” by the MSM/Dems in almost everything he says or does.

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