I Thessalonians 5:20, 21

Do not despise expounding of scripture, but scrutinize all things. Hold fast that which is right.

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

- I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.


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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Like I Said

Dragging anchors were not the cause of the recently damaged communications cables in the Middle East region:

Ships did not cause Internet cable damage

CAIRO - Damage to undersea Internet cables in the Mediterranean that hit business across the Middle East and South Asia was not caused by ships, Egypt’s communications ministry said on Sunday, ruling out earlier reports.

The transport ministry added that footage recorded by onshore video cameras of the location of the cables showed no maritime traffic in the area when the cables were damaged.

‘The ministry’s maritime transport committee reviewed footage covering the period of 12 hours before and 12 hours after the cables were cut and no ships sailed the area,’ a statement said.

‘The area is also marked on maps as a no-go zone and it is therefore ruled out that the damage to the cables was caused by ships,’ the statement added.

And even though yet another cable was damaged this Sunday February 3,

Internet problems continue with fourth cable break

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.
is there any one who still believes the war time propaganda that dragging ship's anchors damaged those cables?

The lack of video footage available showing ships in the vicinity of the damaged cables doesn't mean that no ships were in the area at the time of the cable breaks, it just means that the ships weren't seen by the cctvs. As far as we know no cctvs are installed underwater where US Navy submarines would be operating for just such a operation as reported in the previous discussion - Potent of Things to Come.


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