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Anchor behind cable cut mystery

Sat, 09 Feb 2008 18:50:21

An abandoned anchor is blamed for cutting one of the severed undersea cables that snarled Internet traffic across the Middle East.

FLAG Telecom's FALCON fiber-optic cable covering Dubai and Oman was snapped Feb. 1st by an abandoned six-ton ship anchor, the company approved.

The company did not immediately explain whether the anchor moved and snapped the cable or the cable itself was drifting when it was sliced.

The cuts slowed businesses, hampered personal Internet usage and caused a flurry of Internet blogger speculation, including mentions of sabotage.

However, government authorities and FLAG, which stands for Fiber-optic Link Around the Globe, have refused to comment on these speculations.

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the word on the street from recently returned fleet sailors from a converted 'boomer' sub that is strictly a 'spec ops' sub, says that the United States Navy cut the cables, using SEAL TEAM members deployed under the sea to cut them.

clearly this was done to make it hard for the Iranian BOURSE to go into full effect, which means DESTRUCTION OF THE U.S. DOLLAR on the world oil market, because the IRANIAN OIL BOURSE WILL NOT TRADE IN DOLLARS!!

the LCDR that leaked the U.S. Navy involvement saw the message traffic that directed the submarine to the locations. He could be blowing smoke, but I think he's telling the truth, based on the level of nervousness when he talks about how fast that message traffic got taken away by the radioman and locked up in the safe.

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