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Middle East Internet Cable Repairs Hampered by Second Act of Sabotage by Israel and the US

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/156089/cable_repairs_set_back_by_second_undersea_break.html
Efforts to restore normal communications between Europe and Asia have suffered a setback after an important undersea cable broke for a second time, this time at a much greater depth. Engineers from France Télécom had just finished repairing the Sea Me We 4 cable on Dec. 25 when the same cable broke again in a different place, this time 388 kilometers (241 miles) off the coast of Alexandria in Egypt, a France Télécom spokesman said Monday. The repair ship the “Raymond Croz,” which had just finished repairing the first break, was on its way to Sicily on Monday to pick up more cable to repair the second break, which happened more than 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) under the sea, the spokesman said.
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December 31, 2008 Posted by | Sabotage | Leave a comment

Mass Internet outages after Middle East after cables cut

http://timesonline.typepad.com/technology/2008/12/is-the-internet.html
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/ap/20081219/twl-ml-egypt-internet-outage-1be00ca.html

Breaking news: something’s happening to the internet, right now. We’re just not quite sure what.
Interoute, the internet networks company, reports that three of the four internet sub-cables that run from Asia to North America have been damaged. These carry more than 75 per cent of traffic between the Middle East, Europe and America. It’s hard to gather what this actually means – is it that the internet is down or (more likely) significantly slower than usual between the Middle East and America? (If you’re reading this, lets face it, the internet has not shut down altogether). But, according to the company, there is a domino effect taking place.
…Israel prepping to attack Iran before Obama takes office to force his hand firmly onto the suicidal path the Neocons and Likudniks have set forth for the entire Middle East?
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December 19, 2008 Posted by | Israeli-Arab Conflict, Sabotage | Leave a comment