Fifth Underseas Cable Cut – Am I The Only One Who Things Something Fishy Is Going On?

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:  I like Om Malik’s Kraken theory ;-)

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4 Responses to Fifth Underseas Cable Cut – Am I The Only One Who Things Something Fishy Is Going On?

  1. Zath February 7, 2008 at 3:15 pm #

    It certainly seems a bit odd!

    I’m sure that cyber-terrorism and knocking out the communication hardware will become a more used terrorist/warfare tactic in the future!

  2. Mark from Bloglyne February 7, 2008 at 3:21 pm #

    Nice pun – ha!

  3. Jawwad February 9, 2008 at 10:19 am #

    Well, I can tell you that in Pakistan many Service Providers are effected but this under sea cable cutting has not happened for the first time either as it happened previous year as well(and the year before that as well!)as I can remember and businesses are very badly effected here. I am not sure that why this has to happen every year to us.

  4. keith watkins June 9, 2008 at 7:46 pm #

    <a href=”http://www.earlybirdmessenger.com/”>Earlybird</a>  Who is going out into the ocean locating these under water cables then diving underwater with the proper tools to actually sever thr cords…note that  these are actually heavy duty cords wrapped in high tension steel very suspicious