Trump Ordered Secret Cyber Attacks On Iran As An "Alternative" To War Thursday Night
22 June, 2019
It's been revealed that President Trump did order an attack on Iran - but not a military assault - instead, the US initiated a major cyber attack against an Iranian intelligence outfit the Pentagon believes was part of last week's limpet mine incident involving two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
On Thursday evening, U.S. Cyber Command that supported last week’s limpet mine attacks on commercial ships, according to two former intelligence officials.
USCC [U.S. Cyber Command] attacked the spy group, which has ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, after Iran attacked ships in the region, the officials said.
The US official added the strike
And the AP also noted that Thursday night's cyber operation involved disabling computer systems which control Iran's rocket and missile launchers, according to anonymous US officials. Trump was said to have ordered the cyber operations against IRGC computer systems as an alternative to starting an overt war.