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mosquitobite
02-04-08, 02:05 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/04/2153974.htm?section=world
When two cables in the Mediterranean were severed last week, it was put down to a mishap with a stray anchor.

Now a third cable has been cut, this time near Dubai. That, along with new evidence that ships' anchors are not to blame, has sparked theories about more sinister forces that could be at work.

The cut cables have effected Iran the most:
http://www.internettrafficreport.com/asia.htm

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/04/technology/cables.php
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http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=37468&sectionid=351020103
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Oil_Bourse:

July 2007 Iran asked Japan to pay for its oil purchases in Japanese Yen.[15]

September 2007 Japan's Nippon Oil has agreed to buy Iranian oil using yen. [16]

December 2007 Iran stops accepting U.S. dollars for oil. [17]

January 2008 Iran's Finance Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari told reporters the bourse will be inaugurated during the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution (February 1-11) at the latest. [18]
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http://www.energybulletin.net/12125.html


Plenty of stuff in those articles to make you go hmmmm.... Anyone have any insider guesses or anything to help me not think these all go together?

My guess is we're going to start hearing a lot more about Iran's "nuclear" threat to the US soon. The empire must go on...

Th0r S1mpson
02-04-08, 02:48 PM
I see what you're hinting at, but I really don't think Ron Paul has that kind of authority.

al_bundy
02-04-08, 02:51 PM
this is like the supposed epidemic of child abductions a few years ago

slow news week and one story begets another. on some tech forums people said cables get cut all the time and no one notices most of the time

Mopower
02-04-08, 02:57 PM
I'm sure Al Gore has been burning the midnight oil working on getting this fixed.

mosquitobite
02-04-08, 02:58 PM
I see what you're hinting at, but I really don't think Ron Paul has that kind of authority.

rotfl



Whether or not the cables were cut purposely, the main reason I posted this was to get opinions on the effects that an Iranian Oil Bourse would have on our economy.

Ranger
02-04-08, 03:21 PM
I heard that the cut affected the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Thought things would be fixed this week, but now they say a fourth cable was cut.

Would the internet be out in Iraq too? Reports said Jordan had problems too.

Pharoh
02-04-08, 03:24 PM
rotfl



Whether or not the cables were cut purposely, the main reason I posted this was to get opinions on the effects that an Iranian Oil Bourse would have on our economy.



Zero effect.



And what is this, the tenth proclamation of the bourse opening? I will believe it when I see it, and even then won't care. It is a non issue.

Th0r S1mpson
02-04-08, 04:59 PM
How much of our internet access (%) would be affected by such a cut in the pacific or atlantic? It seems like most of the routes I trace remain on the mainland. If we could get only 10% loss but 90% loss of spam traffic, it could be an interesting thing to propose. ;)

Nazgul
02-04-08, 11:15 PM
Lets blame The Jews (Israel)?

Philzilla
02-05-08, 12:02 AM
I heard that the cut affected the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Thought things would be fixed this week, but now they say a fourth cable was cut.

Would the internet be out in Iraq too? Reports said Jordan had problems too.

It's slow but it's not down, obviously

Venusian
02-06-08, 10:55 AM
five cables have been cut. Iran is supposedly down to no access: http://www.ilovebonnie.net/2008/02/06/apparently-ships-can-drag-anchors-from-egypt-to-malaysia/

Th0r S1mpson
02-06-08, 11:04 AM
Let the invasion begin.

mosquitobite
02-06-08, 11:15 AM
Shall we take bets on how soon the chest thumping against Iran starts?

Tracer Bullet
02-06-08, 11:58 AM
How much of our internet access (%) would be affected by such a cut in the pacific or atlantic? It seems like most of the routes I trace remain on the mainland. If we could get only 10% loss but 90% loss of spam traffic, it could be an interesting thing to propose. ;)

Obviously, if you're not visiting a lot of sites located overseas, then not much at all.

al_bundy
02-06-08, 12:20 PM
Obviously, if you're not visiting a lot of sites located overseas, then not much at all.


most of us aren't into those freaky german porn movies

Sean O'Hara
02-06-08, 12:35 PM
The Internet in Iran isn't down -- the router that Internet Traffic Report checks is.

Th0r S1mpson
02-06-08, 01:57 PM
Shall we take bets on how soon the chest thumping against Iran starts?
It stopped?

Ranger
02-06-08, 02:47 PM
If five cables were indeed cut and the internet is down, I wonder why this isn't getting more attention. Only slashdot and other conspiracy blogs seem to be talking about it.

Venusian
02-06-08, 03:02 PM
Because most people don't understand the intertubes...nerds on slashdot, do


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