Fourth Undersea Cable Cut

Internet services in Qatar have been seriously disrupted because of damage to an undersea telecoms cable linking the Gulf state to the UAE, the fourth such incident in less than a week. Qatar Telecom (Qtel) said on Sunday the cable was damaged between the Qatari island of Haloul and the UAE island of Das on Friday. The cause of damage is not yet known, but ArabianBusiness.com has been told unofficially the problem is related to the power system and not the result of a ship's anchor cutting the cable, as is thought to be the case in the other three incidents. It is expected to take at least "a few days" to fix, according to one person with knowledge of the situation.

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i live in Bangladesh. Am I affected for this? (maybe yes, caz im getting slow connecting since last friday! but im now sure)

(whocares78 said @ #27.2)
any links to verify a 5th cable cut, i cant find anything

You didn't even try looking then because there's news about it all over the internet. All it takes is a simple Google/Yahoo search.

And you're conspiracy nutter comment above was immature. When 5 communication cables are cut in a short period of time, there's no way it's an accident.

You're attitude towards everyone on here is getting more than old. You should try to stop coming off as an expert on everything when you're clearly not. You treat people on here like they're beneath you

LMAO..

NOW WHO SAYS i'M WRONG...?

ANYONE WHO SAYS THAT THIS ISN'T AN ORGANISED ATTACK BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN ORDER TO FIT DATA MONITORING AND FILTERING EQUIPMENT NEEDS TO ATTEND THEIR DOCTOR TO SEE ABOUT THAT SOFT SPOT ON THEIR HEAD.

THIS TYPE OF THING DOESN'T HAPPEN FOUR BLOODY TIMES WITH OUT THE CAUSE BEING KNOWN, AND SEEING THAT IT IS KNOWN, YOU ARE BEING DECIEVED.

WILL THE GULIBLE AND OH, SO LOGICAL AMONG YOU, PLEASE TRY TO DENY IT NOW... I NEED A GOOD LAUGH.

(The Walker said @ #26)
LMAO..

NOW WHO SAYS i'M WRONG...?

ANYONE WHO SAYS THAT THIS ISN'T AN ORGANISED ATTACK BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN ORDER TO FIT DATA MONITORING AND FILTERING EQUIPMENT NEEDS TO ATTEND THEIR DOCTOR TO SEE ABOUT THAT SOFT SPOT ON THEIR HEAD.

THIS TYPE OF THING DOESN'T HAPPEN FOUR BLOODY TIMES WITH OUT THE CAUSE BEING KNOWN, AND SEEING THAT IT IS KNOWN, YOU ARE BEING DECIEVED.

WILL THE GULIBLE AND OH, SO LOGICAL AMONG YOU, PLEASE TRY TO DENY IT NOW... I NEED A GOOD LAUGH.


psychosis

I blame the pixies, not the green ones you understand, oh no, the red ones, the ones with large knashing teeth and knobly knees. Pesky little buggers.

i have two words for you and please dont take this as being offensive

conspiracy nutter!!!

and going witht he shouting
THERE ARE WAY EASIER WAYS TO MONITOR TRAFFIC ON A LINK

Now i ask you this, how do these monitoring tools get all this informatin back to the US??? do they send it down the cable, if so they just dobled the throughput, you really dont think anyone woudl notice?? by satelite, umm that doesnt really work too well under the ocean??

i'd be curios as to where the other end of these cables terminates.. if it is in the US then your whole theory goes flying out the window, seeing they woudl just stick the monitoring tools on their end of the cable.

quote=whocares78 said,#26.3]i have two words for you and please dont take this as being offensive

conspiracy nutter!!!

and going witht he shouting
THERE ARE WAY EASIER WAYS TO MONITOR TRAFFIC ON A LINK

Now i ask you this, how do these monitoring tools get all this informatin back to the US??? do they send it down the cable, if so they just dobled the throughput, you really dont think anyone woudl notice?? by satelite, umm that doesnt really work too well under the ocean??

i'd be curios as to where the other end of these cables terminates.. if it is in the US then your whole theory goes flying out the window, seeing they woudl just stick the monitoring tools on their end of the cable.[/quote]


Conspiracy?? Mabey but the damn Cptn skippering that supposed ship surely is getting around dont you think?
Note the map indicating the Breaks[

Anybody here even know enough to know if it would benefit the US Government in any way to have those specific lines tapped in such a fashion? Without ass-u-me-ing things without facts?

of course they dont, cause if they did they woudl know there are way easier ways to monitor traffic, than cut a cable in the middle of the ocean

The USA in combo with the RIAA, MPAA and Microsoft shut them down to install black box filters to prevent Middle East piracy from occurring underwater.

(hvy said @ #21)
The USA in combo with the RIAA, MPAA and Microsoft shut them down to install black box filters to prevent Middle East piracy from occurring underwater.


WTF!!!!!!
Seriously WTF!!!!

Underwater Piracy, this aint no Davy Jones Locker Were Talking About Here

Ok im sorry, I keep seeing these on the homepage, and im thinking to myself each time. 1 is mechanical failure. 2 is an accident. 3 is fishy. 4, someone is doing something.

5. Its actually the CIA..and the idiot terrorist are having to use 'cell phones' to commumicate now and the CIA Predator Drone is busy fire'in Hell-Fire Missles.

Please, this is too fishy to be a mistake. I was willing to bend for the 3rd undersea cable. But 4 cables cut... We aren't stupid ya know

I am sure that if it were the CIA it would have been a little more low key than this. They don't usually like letting people know where they have been.

(strekship said @ #16)
I am sure that if it were the CIA it would have been a little more low key than this. They don't usually like letting people know where they have been.

Well that's kinda like a thief caught stealing saying: "I didn't steal! If I did I would be so low key that I wouldn't be caught!!"

(Thrawn said @ #14)
ITS BIN-LADIN PROTECTING THE MUSLIM WORLD FROM TEH EVIL INTERNETS!!!

:rofl:

don't want to have a go, but its not really a laughing matter.

Things to think about.

Recent quote from the Pentagon:

The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an "enemy weapons system"

What country is this hurting the most right now? Iran

They've confirmed that no boats were in the area 12 hours before and after the cuts. So whatever/whoever is doing this is underwater.

The cables they use underwater aren't nearly as strong or insulated as the above ground cables. Like someone else already said, a diver with a simple blow torch could cut these lines or a small submarine with robotic arms.

Why would terrorists want to knock out power/communications to their own countries? I guess people could say they'd do it and blame the US, but it would hurt the terrorists more than anyone else. They rely heavily on these lines to communicate. I also want to make it clear that I'm not referring to everyone living in these countries as terrorists.

What is usually the first move when one country attacks another? Take out their communications

This other theory going around about plates shifting and causing the cables to break is BS. What are the odds of plates shifting on 4 seperate occasions and each plate shift breaking a very vital communication cable?

Something doesn't add up at all. I wouldn't be surprised if Iran is attacked sometime soon. I wouldn't be surprised, but I wouldn't agree with it.

It'd be very sickening, everything seemed to have calmed down and gone peaceful and the world setting itself to rights again.

Please, don't Bush be even more stupid then we could ever believe and stir it all up again, if he does, he is only going to bring back world hatred for for innocent Americans

(evo_spook said @ #13.1)
It'd be very sickening, everything seemed to have calmed down and gone peaceful and the world setting itself to rights again.

Please, don't Bush be even more stupid then we could ever believe and stir it all up again, if he does, he is only going to bring back world hatred for for innocent Americans

The back-talk between Bush and the leader of Iran has been quiet, but do you really see Bush leaving office without saying or doing something? I mean the guy had the recent war in Iraq planned out before he even became president and the 9/11 attacks occured.

I agree it's not needed. People all over the world already hate the US enough as it is. I get attaked on the internet occasionally for being an American and nothing more. I just ignore it, because it's people trying to run their mouth over the internet. I just wish the people that hate us could live or visit here for a little while and see that a large chunk of us hate what's going on just as much as everyone else.

(NightmarE D said @ #1)
Why would terrorists want to knock out power/communications to their own countries?
So they could blame the West and incite more hatred. It'd certainly not be unprecedented.

When Israel cut fuel to the west bank two weeks ago, more of the power grid went down than that which was supposedly have been affected. x)

(turtledude23 said @ #12)
This is definitley some deliberate planned event, I seriously doubt it was terrorists though, so far CIA/NSA/MI6 is topping my list.


but are they not themselve terrorists with government backing LOL

how does the Power system take out a fibre in the middle of the ocean ???? i call BS on that one, seeig there is no power system in the middel of the ocean......

and i doubt it is the CIA/NSA/any other **A
however 4 in a week is not accidental, i'd say terrorists, disrupting a country's internet infrastructure is a very viable option, as it disrupts work causing massive losses of $$$ due to missed business oportunities companies websites being unaccessible from foreigners, not being able to acces foreign web sites etc etc etc there are companies out there that loose millions of dollars a day when their sites are down...and almosta ll businesses nowdays rely on email

the internet is not just for porn, although that is it's main purpose

(whocares78 said @ #11)
how does the Power system take out a fibre in the middle of the ocean ???? i call BS on that one, seeig there is no power system in the middel of the ocean......

and i doubt it is the CIA/NSA/any other **A
however 4 in a week is not accidental, i'd say terrorists, disrupting a country's internet infrastructure is a very viable option, as it disrupts work causing massive losses of $$$ due to missed business oportunities companies websites being unaccessible from foreigners, not being able to acces foreign web sites etc etc etc there are companies out there that loose millions of dollars a day when their sites are down...and almosta ll businesses nowdays rely on email

the internet is not just for porn, although that is it's main purpose :)

Don't know whats happening, but
if its a choice between CIA or terrorists, I'd go with the CIA

For terrorist action, they're only effecting the ME, theres being no news briefing, just lately they have being making use of the internet, not disrupting it,

sorry but no, this more CIA type covert behaviour then "let the world know its us who dun it" terrorist behaviour.

No terrorists group, whether its red hand, IRA, Basque, Middle East group has ever done a act and not owned up to doing it

(evo_spook said @ #11.1)
Don't know whats happening, but
if its a choice between CIA or terrorists, I'd go with the CIA

For terrorist action, they're only effecting the ME, theres being no news briefing, just lately they have being making use of the internet, not disrupting it,

sorry but no, this more CIA type covert behaviour then "let the world know its us who dun it" terrorist behaviour.

No terrorists group, whether its red hand, IRA, Basque, Middle East group has ever done a act and not owned up to doing it

it's not very covert, if it was the CIA Ii am SURE they could and woudl do it without you even knowing. or at the very least take out one at a time in a more controlled time frame, i.e. over a year or 2 not in a week, it is TOOOO obvious there is somethign going on and if caught out there woudl be an international incident, like the start of a WAR

(whocares78 said @ #11.2)
it's not very covert, if it was the CIA Ii am SURE they could and woudl do it without you even knowing. or at the very least take out one at a time in a more controlled time frame, i.e. over a year or 2 not in a week, it is TOOOO obvious there is somethign going on and if caught out there woudl be an international incident, like the start of a WAR

That's what they want you to think ;-).

maybe this is the new war against terror? cia cutting internet to fish out the terrorists that didnt get their p0rn fix? or perhaps to limit intercommunication between terrorists on the internet?
lots of theories.
really strange.

Yeah, blame the "terrorists"... but you have no idea who they actually are

No, a stupid little row boat isn't taking out the internet across the asia and the middle east. This is deliberate and requires quite the capabilities to achieve.

I see you've got terrorists in quotes, says a lot right there. As for "quite the capabilities to achieve"..scuba gear(maybe) and a cable cutter...not too tough to come by or use.

LOL
I'm from the U.A.E ..we've had this "internal damage" before too...

Last time they said the same thing about cable cuts by anchors or whatever..we'd slow speed internet connection for about a week and a half..

It's the same thing this time..slow as hell..

We've just two ISP's..and they're ruling us all

I bet "terrorists" have lowered the anchor on their ship and are dragging it along the seabed causing the cable to break, or at least bend, causing internal damage.

(theyarecomingforyou said @ #4.1)
I don't know why you use the term "terrorists" - I thought they were still known as the CIA.

oh thats right the installing monitoring BS...next you'll be telling us the cia took out santa claus

(Cøbra said @ #4)
I bet "terrorists" have lowered the anchor on their ship and are dragging it along the seabed causing the cable to break, or at least bend, causing internal damage.

They've already confirmed that 12 hours before and 12 hours after the cable breaks, NO SHIPS were in the area.

Whatever/whoever is breaking these cables is doing it under the surface.

(whocares78 said @ #4.2)

oh thats right the installing monitoring BS...next you'll be telling us the cia took out santa claus

The CIA has plans of taking out Santa Claus?

There is just no damn respect for fictional characters anymore. Bloody hell!

(Dakkaroth said @ #4.5)
As if the CIA are the only corrupt government agency. :rolleyes:

No but they are the only ones who are nutty enough and got the money + tech + human resource.

Lol what on earth is going on...

Is some kind of organisation doing all this i.e. secret services. I'm sorry but 4... something MUST be going on

(lylesback2 said @ #1)
sounds very fishy... (no pun intended) that the 4th cable was cut in less then a week? Terrorists?

That's exactly what i thought when i saw the title of this news post. Fishy pun and all :D
There HAS to be something going on.... one or two you could put down to bad luck but four!!!

(bmdixon said @ #1.1)

That's exactly what i thought when i saw the title of this news post. Fishy pun and all :D
There HAS to be something going on.... one or two you could put down to bad luck but four!!!

Terrorists, well they're not exactly terrorising anyone, unless depraving the ME of porn is going to upset a lot of folks

Plus wouldn't they make an announcement?

(bmdixon said @ #1.1)

That's exactly what i thought when i saw the title of this news post. Fishy pun and all :D
There HAS to be something going on.... one or two you could put down to bad luck but four!!!

exactly what i think! ... cause thats just WAY to much to be a random chance of bad luck!

(jwjw1 said @ #1.3)
you'd be surprised just how much porn is popular over there.....buts it's covered up among the 'Lies'

No dude, I was in the UAE last year and they are strict as f*ck with there Government internet firewall/filter thing.

My friends parents, one lives there, one lives in UK and they were on webcam to each other and his dad took his shirt off (heh...) and the webcam got disconnected straight away