Downed Drone Proof of Secret War in Iran?

Iran steps up preparations for military conflict after a remarkably intact American RQ-170 Sentinel stealth reconnaissance drone is displayed on Iranian TV. But is the find proof of an impending invasion or just another clue to an effective covert war already being fought in Iran?

The evidence for a secret war is overwelming:

  • Stuxnet – Active since as early as 2006, destroyed more than 1,000 centrifuges in 2010
  • Duqu – Collected valuable information for future Stuxnet-like attacks and may have provided intel that led to several “mysterious explosions”
  • Some explosions targeted Iran’s Nuclear Scientists at their homes
  • An explosion at a secret missile base near Tehran killed the head of Iran’s long-range missile program along with 17 top members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard
  • And an explosion rocked the  uranium conversion plant in Isfahan

Cyber attacks, numerous explosions and now a stealth reconnaissance drone captured, all unrelated coincidences? I think not. Neither does a retired senior Israeli General:

“There aren’t many coincidences,” retired Major-General Giora Eiland told Israel’s army radio, noting that it was the second attack on an Iranian nuclear site in a month.

“When there are so many events, there is probably some sort of guiding hand, though perhaps it’s the hand of God,” said Eiland, who is Israel’s former national security chief.

Iran hasn’t been completely silent in responding to these incidents. Several rockets struck near Israel’s border with Lebanon just hours after the explosion in Isfahan. And Iran has been increasing military production including shallow water submarines, presumably in preparation for an invasion.

Even the “US Virtual Iranian Embassy“, created to “reach out” to Iranians was blocked within hours of it’s launch.

Are you waiting for an attack on Iran by US and Israeli forces? The evidence is overwhelming, it has probably already been going on covertly for years.

2 thoughts on “Downed Drone Proof of Secret War in Iran?”

  1. Dear Dieterle

    I’m following the posts for academic purposes, I’m researching about the use of information as a cyberweapon but I’m in doubt if I can quote Cyber Arms because to science it’s so important that you declare your sources to be validated. I’m not asking you to declare exactly a person on every post, but at least a institution or a publication where you obtain the informations.

    For example, when you say: “…an explosion at a secret missile base near Tehran killed the head of Iran’s long-range missile program along with 17 top members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard…” you could link to news as this

    This is just a suggestion,
    Thank you for the Blog!

    1. Dear Alves de Lima,

      Thank you so much for your feedback. As someone who has worked for one of the US’s top universities, I can appreciate both your desire to use CyberArms as a trusted source and the desire to verify your sources.

      In this instance, I used Foxnews as a source, the article is linked in the paragraph above the bulleted points. I know many readers have a problem with Foxnews. But in this case, the information about Hassan Tehrani Moqadam and the 17 killed have saturated the news from multiple sources.

      For example:

      I hope this helps, if I can help in any other way, please let me know.
      Thanks for reading CyberArms!

      Best Regards,
      D. Dieterle

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