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Those Cable Cuts

By they way, I haven’t posted anything on those cuts of trans-oceanic internet cables that have been happening over the last week or so. But I have been paying attention. We are apparently now up to five such cables out of commission. There has been some hype about this knocking Iran completely off the Internet. That does not seem to be true. But there is still an issue with major communications channels to large parts of the world being cut.

The first reports said a ship had dropped anchor in a bad place and accidentally cut a cable. Later reports denied that. And as mentioned, we are now up to five cable cuts. Some reports are saying things like “this is starting to look suspicious”. Duh. One or MAYBE two might just be an accident. Having a coincidence on three is already stretching things. But five in a week? This can’t just be coincidence? Can it? Sometimes coincidences happen… but…

It certainly seems like somebody is definitely up to some mischief here. Who and for what purpose should now be the question.

Any one of you networks type guys reading this have any thoughts?

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