Over the last week, a number of undersea fiber optic cables have been severed in the Middle East. So far no explanation has been given for how the cables are being cut. But, surely the odds of FIVE cables being cut in a week are very high and they can’t be accidents. I’m not normally someone who spreads conspiracy theories, but I’m convinced there’s a cover-up going on somewhere….
If it is an act of terrorism, I can’t work out which group would be responsible given the huge numbers of people and countries affected. Estimates are that at least 60 million users in India, 12 million in Pakistan, six million in Egypt and 4.7 million in Saudi Arabia have been affected by the cuts.
What do you think? Are the cuts acts of terrorism? Or, do you think someone is blackmailing the operator Flag Telecom?
Update:Â I like Om Malik’s Kraken theory