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Iranian intelligence, which has been a bit run down since the revolution, is attempting to curry favour with the Supreme Leader by claiming that it can defeat the evil satanic CIA backed internet.
Aware that the internet has been responsible for overthrowing autocratic regimes, thanks to keeping the public informed, the CIA has been working out how to set up suitcase sized mini-networks.
If it worked then it would be possible for Iranian people to find out what is really going on, rather than what they are told.
When the Iranians found out “what was going on” in the 1970s, they kicked the CIA-backed thug, the Shah of Iran, off his peacock throne. So the Supreme Leader is very worried that people might find out that there are other flavours of Islam out there which are not so oppressive.
Anyway, Heydar Moslehi, the head of the Iranian intelligence service, has reassured Iranian students that they have nothing to fear from this new technology.
Glorious Iranian researchers, which did such sterling work protecting the country from the Stuxnet worm, can stop this internet in a suitcase technology in its tracks, he said.
Moslehi said he had “anticipated it and have ways to deal with it”. Of course, Moslehi declined to provide further technical details, but you should have faith in the man who claimed that Iran would “not allow viruses to easily enter the country,” says Internet of Elsewhere. Nor would any of the viruses bring the country’s nuclear industry to its knees.