An article in Atlantic Wire titled ‘Israeli Spies Want Credit For Stuxnet‘ lays it out.
Israel’s officials have a message for anyone praising the CIA for its sophisticated cyber attack on Iran: It was our baby. The Stuxnet computer worm, described by David Sanger in The New York Times last week as an invention by the Bush administration, was actually developed by Mossad, according to Israeli officials speaking with Haaretz journalist Yossi Melman on condition of anonymity:
The Israeli officials actually told me a different version. They said that it was Israeli intelligence that began, a few years earlier, a cyberspace campaign to damage and slow down Iran’s nuclear intentions. And only later they managed to convince the USA to consider a joint operation — which, at the time, was unheard of.”
Obama’s attempt to make himself look manly is being emasculated by the Israelis. He should never have snubbed Bibi. This new week doesn’t look like it will be a good one for Obama either. That’s three in a row, isn’t it?