07 February, 2008

Fifth Internet Cable is cut.

I posted a while back about how three undersea internet cables were cut, causing much disarray and a state of cyber isolation. Since then, a fourth and a fifth cable has also been cut. What the..??
Five Internet cables cut? all in one time? At different parts of the world?
Let me think this through..
1 cable cut... happens
2 cables cut that are 1 km apart ... happens, but you must be pretty stupid to do that
3 cables cut, 2 of which is 1 km apart in one sea and the third is in another ... that is weird!
4 cables cut, the fourth one between UAE & Qatar.. all four are connected to the mid east.. That sounds fishy.
5 Cables cut, all to Asian countries... Something is very wrong here.

According to Mr. Jaishankar, an executive of "du", an Emarati telecom company:

"These are SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4) near Penang, Malaysia, the FLAG Europe-Asia near Alexandria, FLAG near the Dubai coast, FALCON near Bandar Abbas in Iran and SeaMeWe-4, also near Alexandria."

The "I love Bonnie" tech blog has its own theories, for this is too much for mere coincidence. Read about them on that blog. While his theories are interesting and may very well hold water, a lot of people are thinking that this is the beggining of an information blackout for Iran in preparation for a strike. What with the election news in the U.S., this will not be on any front page.

There are many conspiracy theories floating around right now, but I know that 5 times in a row, in the same time, in different parts of the world is NOT a fluke.


ammaro said...

of course it aint coincidence, dude.

Redbelt said...

So, what do you think?

Ali7 said...

I want to see a cable in Atlantic sea getting cut ..

Anonymous said...

I have it good authority that the U.S. military is looking into terrorism/sabotage. Many do not know that the U.S. military leases a huge portion of the bandwidth on these cables and that they have been seriously hurt but the cuts.

Redbelt said...

Hmm. The other way round? Is this act an attack to weaken American communication? If you have more information Anon please share. It wouldn't sound feasible to me, however it isn't unlikely either.