As Sherlock Holmes would say, the game is afoot! Many will agree that two
undersea cables getting cut in the same location is conceivable. Add a third
undersea cable cut two days later and things get strange.
Throw in a fourth undersea cable getting cut in less than a week and it’s
hard to not think something strange is going on. According to ArabianBusiness.com
undersea Internet and telephone cable was severed. Qatar Telecom (Qtel)
announced on Sunday that the fourth cable running between the Qatari island of
Haloul and the United Arab Emirate island of Das was damaged.
ArabianBusiness.com reports that it was told unofficially that the
cable breakage in this case wasn’t caused by a ship, but was related to the
power supply. DailyTech reported yesterday that the mystery behind the
breakage of the undersea cables deepened with the announcement from Egyptian
authorities that no ships were in the area of the first two cables when the
damage occurred near the Egyptian port of Alexandria.
Qtel says that its capacity loss was kept below 40% because of a large
number of alternate routes for transmission. The repair ship due to set out and
make repairs to the third severed cable was kept in port over last weekend due
to bad weather, but it was scheduled to leave Monday and repairs are expected
to take five days.
DailyTech reported on the first
two damaged undersea cables last week and reported yesterday on the third
damaged undersea cable.
quote: Around midnight, after a three-city tour of Texas last month, [Vice President Gore] came wandering back to the press compartment of Air Force Two. Sliding in behind a table with the two reporters covering him that day, he picked slices of fruit from their plates and spent two hours swapping opinions about movies and telling stories about old chums like Erich Segal, who, Gore said, used Al and Tipper as models for the uptight preppy and his free-spirited girlfriend in Love Story; and Gore's Harvard roommate Tommy Lee Jones, who played the roommate of the Gore-like character in the movie version of Segal's book." (Time, 12/15/97)" Vice President Al Gore acknowledged Sunday a 'miscommunication' on his part in leading reporters to believe he and his wife were the model for the 1970s romance novel 'Love Story'.""The author, Erich Segal, told The New York Times he was 'befuddled' by the comments in the first place. He said he called Gore, and the vice president said it was a misunderstanding."(Sources: The Des Moines Register, 12/15/97; Gore concedes 'miscommunication' about 'Love Story' role)"/quote>
quote: What's laughable is that this still continues to be a topic of ridicule for someone who is no longer a politician.
quote: It's amazing how people think Gore is crazy for making false statements (which he never made) yet they don't think anything less of the people who made up the stories in the first place. Partisanism at it's best.
quote: If you choose to see him as a politician, that's your prerogative- he's not running for any office.
quote: Even Vint Cerf (who himself likes to claim much more credit than he deserves) is responsible for only a microscopic portion.
quote: Cueing the conspiracy theorists... now.
quote: A communications disruption can mean only one thing - invasion.
quote: I am not a political science major or anything, but I am pretty sure there are other potential meanings.
quote: How stupid & ill informed you can be ?????