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Saboteurs may have cut Mideast telecom cables: UN agency
afp ^ | 2/18/08 | afp

Posted on 02/18/2008 3:47:10 PM PST by Flavius

DOHA (AFP) - Damage to several undersea telecom cables that caused outages across the Middle East and Asia could have been an act of sabotage, the International Telecommunication Union said on Monday.

"We do not want to preempt the results of ongoing investigations, but we do not rule out that a deliberate act of sabotage caused the damage to the undersea cables over two weeks ago," the UN agency's head of development, Sami al-Murshed, told AFP.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cables; doha; internet; maritime; middleeast; muslim; sabotge; telecom; terrorism; un; underseacables
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A map showing Internet cable links between Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Damage to several undersea telecom cables that caused outages across the Middle East and Asia could have been an act of sabotage, the International Telecommunication Union has said. (AFP/Graphic/File/Anibal MaizCaceres)


1 posted on 02/18/2008 3:47:11 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Duh...


2 posted on 02/18/2008 3:48:40 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Sacajaweau

well common it is the UN


3 posted on 02/18/2008 3:50:05 PM PST by Flavius (24/7)
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To: Flavius

Brainiacs!

One of those “NO SH1T!” observations.


4 posted on 02/18/2008 3:50:22 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Arrogance IS my virtue!)
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To: Flavius

I can’t believe the dateline on this story is “DOHA”.....


5 posted on 02/18/2008 3:51:50 PM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Ditto to the Duh...


6 posted on 02/18/2008 3:52:23 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama didn't get one counted vote in Harlem's 94th. Not one. Will Texas and Ohio cheat next?)
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To: Flavius

Maybe it was those Iranian sub captains trying to fix their busted submarines....”Hey Abdul, pass the wire cutters, I found the problem”...*snip*...”Oh crap! I cut the internet cable....Allahu fubar!”


7 posted on 02/18/2008 3:52:28 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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8 posted on 02/18/2008 3:53:04 PM PST by Grut
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I wonder what might be coming up, with disrupting such a large telecom undersea network? Quo bono?
9 posted on 02/18/2008 3:58:14 PM PST by xJones
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To: Flavius
I wonder what might be coming up, with disrupting such a large telecom undersea network? Quo bono?
10 posted on 02/18/2008 3:58:15 PM PST by xJones
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To: xJones
Damn hiccups.
11 posted on 02/18/2008 3:58:52 PM PST by xJones
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To: Flavius

Ya’ think?


12 posted on 02/18/2008 3:59:01 PM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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13 posted on 02/18/2008 4:00:24 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Flavius

It is heart-warming when an Official Agency reports what everybody knows already.


14 posted on 02/18/2008 4:00:51 PM PST by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: Flavius
Image hosted by Photobucket.com do I really have to say it???

15 posted on 02/18/2008 4:01:29 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Flavius

You don’t say...


16 posted on 02/18/2008 4:01:57 PM PST by jwalburg (Gullible warming protesters are self-extinguishing)
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To: Flavius

The initial cuts coincided with the strike in Pakistan against an AQ HVT


17 posted on 02/18/2008 4:04:41 PM PST by fso301
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To: G8 Diplomat
The submarine was adapted from ancient clay Babalonian "Olive oil" jar stolen days after the US victory in Iraq!


18 posted on 02/18/2008 4:05:38 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Flavius

Does anyone know if Southern Command’s communications go through these cables? Either way Iran is the obvious suspect.


19 posted on 02/18/2008 4:07:50 PM PST by John Robie
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Make that Central Command.


20 posted on 02/18/2008 4:09:43 PM PST by John Robie
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