Dave Howe DaveHowe at gmx.co.uk
Mon Aug 30 03:44:27 PDT 2004

Nomen Nescio wrote:
> "This tactic actually comes from our own playbook,'' said Thomas C.
> Reed, the former secretary of the Air Force under President Gerald R.
> Ford and the author of "At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the
> Cold War.'' In 1982, the C.I.A. hacked into the software that
> controlled Soviet natural gas pipelines, causing vital pumps,
> turbines and valves to go haywire, he explained. The result, Mr. Reed
> said, was the largest nonnuclear explosion and fire ever seen from
> space and a major blow to Soviet sales of natural gas to Western
> Europe.
I thought they had always claimed this wasn't hacking, but a "poison 
pill" in proprietary control software the soviets had stolen (and nah 
nah nanah nah)?

Or have there been *two* massive russian pipeline explosions and I 
missed one?

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