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8 undersea cables cut.


seabhcan

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How many cables have now been cut? The reports are confusing. This article catalogs the different reports from the world's medja, and concludes that as many as eight different cables have now been cut:

1) one off of Marseille, France

2) two off of Alexandria, Egypt

3) one off of Dubai, in the Persian Gulf

4) one off of Bandar Abbas, Iran in the Persian Gulf

5) one between Qatar and the UAE, in the Persian Gulf

6) one in the Suez, Egypt

7) one near Penang, Malaysia

8) initially unreported cable cut on 23 January 2008 (Persian Gulf?)
http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/ConnectingTheDots.htm
 

cactus flower

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seabhcan said:
How many cables have now been cut? The reports are confusing. This article catalogs the different reports from the world's medja, and concludes that as many as eight different cables have now been cut:

1) one off of Marseille, France

2) two off of Alexandria, Egypt

3) one off of Dubai, in the Persian Gulf

4) one off of Bandar Abbas, Iran in the Persian Gulf

5) one between Qatar and the UAE, in the Persian Gulf

6) one in the Suez, Egypt

7) one near Penang, Malaysia

8) initially unreported cable cut on 23 January 2008 (Persian Gulf?)


http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/ConnectingTheDots.htm

Well worth reading.


Some more, less comprehensive links for anyone who wants to follow:

http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl ... 9&from=rss


http://www.planetdata.net/worldnews/new ... &region=72

http://lawhawk.blogspot.com/2008/02/fou ... apped.html

http://www.waxahachiedailylight.com/art ... 070644.txt

Congoo
 

Abaddon

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I was reading an article on www.dailytech.com last night saying that 5 cables were cut. Cutting communications..... Could this be part of a plan to strike on Iran?
 

Jim84

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Assume it's not normal for so many under sea cables to be cut ... as for the conspiracy theories! someone must be doing it, 5 or 8 or how many there are can't all be coincidences.
 

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HanleyS said:
Conspiracy?
Definatly. It turns out only two cables were severed. Not an unusual occurance apparently as there are so many of them.

2 or more were knocked out at one point by a power outtage depending on what random unverifiable blogger you believe.

The balance seem to be made up by people assuming a link is down because they can't contact a cetain machine or network equipment.

There is not one credible or authoritive source listed on this thread!
 
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Clearly you've not being keeping up with the real news lads, It's all part of the sinister plot to destroy Western civilisation, masterminded by the dreaded ISLAMO-NAZIS!
Link

All are in areas overrun with dreaded Muslims and clearly they don't want us to find out what they're up to!
 

wizzard

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905 said:
Clearly you've not being keeping up with the real news lads, It's all part of the sinister plot to destroy Western civilisation, masterminded by the dreaded ISLAMO-NAZIS!
Link

All are in areas overrun with dreaded Muslims and clearly they don't want us to find out what they're up to!
maybe they've become expert sub aqua jihadists having become so accustomed to being waterboarded.

Osama bin Cousteau?
 

wizzard

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from cave man to wave man in one psy-op.
 

Arminius

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905 said:
Clearly you've not being keeping up with the real news lads, It's all part of the sinister plot to destroy Western civilisation, masterminded by the dreaded ISLAMO-NAZIS!
Link

All are in areas overrun with dreaded Muslims and clearly they don't want us to find out what they're up to!
Yes that article was a bit crazy. The destroyers of Western civilisation are much closer to home. Myers is looking in the wrong place.
 

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I have read that these cables being cut is an attempt to at least delay the opening of the bourse trading in oil by the Iranians which would be detrimental to the dollar
 

wizzard

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youngdan said:
I have read that these cables being cut is an attempt to at least delay the opening of the bourse trading in oil by the Iranians which would be detrimental to the dollar
interesting, but I wonder who they'll pin it on officially? their victim most likely I'd guess.
 

Podolski

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Not everybody can cut undersea cables. It takes a certain amount of expertise and, depending on the depth, heavy equipment. Sounds like some clandestine government agency is at work, whether that be islamic, zionist, CIA or whatever.
 

andrew

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Cable Cut Fever Grips the Web

"Cable cuts happen on average once every three days," Beckert said. There are 25 large ships that do nothing but fix cable cuts and bends, Beckert adds.

While any severed cable is a "cut" in the parlance of telecom, most often they're the result of cables rubbing against sea floor rocks, eventually cutting through the copper shielding and exposing the thin fiber optics inside.

Normally, netizens have no idea when there are cable cuts since large providers instantly re-route communications through other cables.
The inmates have taken over the asylum.
 

wizzard

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andrew said:
Cable Cut Fever Grips the Web

"Cable cuts happen on average once every three days," Beckert said. There are 25 large ships that do nothing but fix cable cuts and bends, Beckert adds.

While any severed cable is a "cut" in the parlance of telecom, most often they're the result of cables rubbing against sea floor rocks, eventually cutting through the copper shielding and exposing the thin fiber optics inside.

Normally, netizens have no idea when there are cable cuts since large providers instantly re-route communications through other cables.
The inmates have taken over the asylum.
they must have taken over theEgyptian Government too then :roll:
 

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