Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Undersea Cables Interrupted - Accident or Sabotage?

I always find it interesting when the press fails to connect the dots that seem so clearly laid out. In the case of the undersea cables that have mysteriously been “accidentally” cut in the past few weeks. On cable cut accidentally seems reasonable. Two cut seems a little odd, and 5 would really go against any laws of pure chance!

Finally, someone is taking notice and speculating that the cable breaks could be sabotage. This seems increasingly likely sine all the cable in question serve the Middle East or South Asia. These communications cables carry Internet and high speed communications and are laid deep in the ocean to prevent accidental snags or cutting.

Why would someone want to cut them? I can think of at least one reason. To limit contact between factions in the Middle East and the rest of the world. That could be a goal of both governmental and terrorist organizations. This story begs more investigation and I hope some in the press will take more notice.

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