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Reply Wed 3 May, 2006 01:27 pm
The war in Iran
Is it a good idea to start the war in Iran?

The US says it wants a diplomatic solution, but has not ruled out a military strike. Reports by Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker magazine that the US has been carrying secret reconnaissance missions to learn about nuclear, chemical and missile sites in Iran as a prelude for possible air strikes only pile on the jitters on an already uneasy oil market.

I think the Bush administration should announce its intention to hold direct talks with Iran.

What do you mean?
 
evanman
 
Reply Thu 4 May, 2006 08:22 am
Whatever any of us think about the rights or wrongs of any invasion of Iran, the politicians do not care to listen, they have already made up their minds.

These are dangerous times, both China and Russia appear to have warned US & its allies against moving against Iran. North Korea has been reported as selling small nuclear devices to Iran.
 
Piram
 
Reply Mon 14 Aug, 2006 03:27 am
No, it´s not a good idea to start a war with Iran. Even if you don´t go into the obvious moral considerations, and you look at it from the hawk´s point of view, it sure looks stupid, IMO. Of course, the Bush Administration ordered the invasion of Iraq knowing full well that it could crush and overpower Saddam´s weakened military forces in a question of weeks. That would not be the case with Iran. Iran is armed to the teeth, has a numerous and well-trained army, and is well connected.
 
WalkerJ 1
 
Reply Mon 14 Aug, 2006 05:51 pm
Tip of the Day:

If it looks and smells like a spam post, it probably is.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22Is+it+a+good+idea+to+start+the+war+in+Iran%3F%22
 
Acheick
 
Reply Sun 20 Aug, 2006 10:46 am
Interesting!
WalkerJ wrote:
Tip of the Day:

If it looks and smells like a spam post, it probably is.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22Is+it+a+good+idea+to+start+the+war+in+Iran%3F%22


Hey -that's interesting. Now explain to me what the advantage is to spamming websites? Is it for fun, or is there some purpose?
 
WalkerJ 1
 
Reply Sun 20 Aug, 2006 12:25 pm
Re: Interesting!
Acheick wrote:
Now explain to me what the advantage is to spamming websites? Is it for fun, or is there some purpose?

In most cases, the post will contain one or more links to Web sites for gambling, porn or physically enhancing supplements. The purpose of these posts is to get higher search engine rankings for the site they promote.

On other occasions, the spam post will be an innocuous "Hi, I'm new to this site" or topic du jour comments such as the one above. The purpose of such posts, if I'm not mistaken, is to act as a sort of sniffer to see what forums are vunerable and which automated hacking method was successful. These are then followed up on with additional spam posts.
 
Acheick
 
Reply Sun 20 Aug, 2006 12:39 pm
Re: Interesting!
WalkerJ wrote:
Acheick wrote:
Now explain to me what the advantage is to spamming websites? Is it for fun, or is there some purpose?

In most cases, the post will contain one or more links to Web sites for gambling, porn or physically enhancing supplements. The purpose of these posts is to get higher search engine rankings for the site they promote.

On other occasions, the spam post will be an innocuous "Hi, I'm new to this site" or topic du jour comments such as the one above. The purpose of such posts, if I'm not mistaken, is to act as a sort of sniffer to see what forums are vunerable and which automated hacking method was successful. These are then followed up on with additional spam posts.


So firstly - they want to bring traffic to a specific site. Second, they want to check on the security vulnerability of a site? Then what? Put adware on there so people posting, etc., will get it on their computers? Just curious, thanks for taking the time.
 
WalkerJ 1
 
Reply Sun 20 Aug, 2006 01:35 pm
Re: Interesting!
Acheick wrote:
So firstly - they want to bring traffic to a specific site. Second, they want to check on the security vulnerability of a site? Then what? Put adware on there so people posting, etc., will get it on their computers? Just curious, thanks for taking the time.

No. That wouldn't be possible though posting to a forum. To gain access to the server and prompt site visitors to download spyware they would have to take a different approach.

The main reason they do this is the same reason junk mail (both in paper and email form) exists--they are playing a numbers game. The more people they present the link to, the more chances they have of someone clicking on the link. The more people click on the link, the more chances they have of someone buying what they are trying to sell.
 
Acheick
 
Reply Sun 20 Aug, 2006 10:24 pm
Re: Interesting!
WalkerJ wrote:
Acheick wrote:
So firstly - they want to bring traffic to a specific site. Second, they want to check on the security vulnerability of a site? Then what? Put adware on there so people posting, etc., will get it on their computers? Just curious, thanks for taking the time.

No. That wouldn't be possible though posting to a forum. To gain access to the server and prompt site visitors to download spyware they would have to take a different approach.

The main reason they do this is the same reason junk mail (both in paper and email form) exists--they are playing a numbers game. The more people they present the link to, the more chances they have of someone clicking on the link. The more people click on the link, the more chances they have of someone buying what they are trying to sell.


I see! I thought the post was a little suspicious. So out of place here, etc. Thanks for taking the time to explain it to me. It's hard to keep up with all this tech stuff when it is going soooo fast.
 
 

 
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