Middle East Internet Blackouts Spur Geopolitical Suspicions

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Date: 2008-02-03 22:55:16

Another suggestion: a cable cut could also be the last option to prevent information warfare attacks… mparent7777-2.blogsp… “Update Iran is back online but… its traffic is now passing through the UK and US, the latter controlling the 13 primary routers. Can you say wiretap? ” www.globalresearch.c… Middle East Internet Blackouts Spur Geopolitical Suspicions by Paul Joseph Watson Global Research, February 2, 2008 Prison Planet – 2008-02-01 Unprecedented mass Internet outages throughout the Middle East and Asia after no less than four undersea Internet cables were cut without explanation are spurring suspicions that a major event of geopolitical proportions may be just around the corner. Internet blackouts are impacting large tracts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa after four undersea cable connections were severed. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Pakistan and India, are all experiencing severe problems. According to InternetTraffic.com, Iran has been completely cut off from the Internet, though Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s blog can still be accessed. Most notably, Israel and Iraq are unaffected by the outage. “Stephan Beckert, an analyst with TeleGeography, a research company that consults on global Internet issues, said the damaged cables collectively account for the majority of international communications between Europe and the Middle East,” reports CNN. Officials say that the cause behind the severing of the cables remains unknown, but United Arab Emirates’ second largest telecom company said the cables were cut due to ships dragging their anchors. Is this a pre-cursor to throw a veil over an imminent staged event in the Middle East? “What are the odds? Who benefits? asks the Crimes and Corruptions blog. “Let’s see. Iranian rapprochement: “Recent months have brought signs of a growing rapprochement between Iran and Egypt.” “What nation would not like this and has subs which could cut the cables? Why do it? Payback as over the net business is badly damaged. Or is this a setup for more? Note the internet is working just fine in Israel.” Over at WhatReallyHappened.c…, Mike Rivero points out that the mysterious cable sabotage could portend another imperial Neo-Con crusade in the works. “The biggest problem the Bush administration faced during Iraq were images coming over the internet that showed the horrors being visited on the Iraqi people, and exposed the government’s lies about Saddam,” he writes. “I am greatly concerned that these undersea cable cuttings are intended to prevent the world from seeing something that is about to happen, other than through the government-controlled propaganda/media.” Paul Joseph Watson is a frequent contributor to Global Research.  Global Research Articles by Paul Joseph Watson Please support Global Research Global Research relies on the financial support of its readers.   Your endorsement is greatly appreciated Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre for Research on Globalization. To become a Member of Global Research The CRG grants permission to cross-post original Global Research articles on community internet sites as long as the text & title are not modified. The source and the author’s copyright must be displayed. For publication of Global Research articles in print or other forms including commercial internet sites, contact: crgeditor@yahoo.com www.globalresearch.ca contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than “fair use” you must request permission from the copyright owner. For media inquiries: crgeditor@yahoo.com © Copyright Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet, 2008 The url address of this article is: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7976 Privacy Policy © Copyright 2005-2007 GlobalResearch.ca Web site engine by Polygraphx Multimedia © Copyright 2005-2007

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