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Cable damage hits one million Internet users in UAE
A total of five cables being operated by two submarine cable operators have been damaged with a fault in each. These are SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4) near Penang, Malaysia, the FLAG Europe-Asia near Alexandria, FLAG near the Dubai coast, FALCON near Bandar Abbas in Iran and SeaMeWe-4, also near Alexandria.
The GOP is thus looking at a situation in 2008 where the party will be as divided as Democrats were with Eugene McCarthy, Hubert Humphrey, Bobby Kennedy, and LBJ in 1968, while Democrats will be as united as the GOP was under Nixon. Had George Wallace, who got 13 percent, been out of the '68 race, Nixon would have won in a landslide.
Is there anything that might alter the course of events and affect the war picture by 2008? Indeed: a preemptive strike on Iran.
Thirty Russian aircraft take part in exercises over two oceans
Over 30 Russian strategic bombers and long-range interceptors are participating in joint exercises with a naval task group in the Atlantic and Arctic, an Air Force spokesman said on Friday.
"Two Tu-160 Blackjack, two Tu-95MS Bear and eight Tu-22M3 Backfire-C strategic bombers, two A-50 Mainstay airborne early warning aircraft, four MiG-31 Foxhound and 12 Su-27 Flanker fighters and two Il-78 Midas aerial tankers have been conducting drills since 9.00 a.m. Moscow time [6.a.m. GMT] over the Atlantic and the Arctic oceans," Colonel Alexander Drobyshevsky said.
The current operation is the first large-scale Russian Navy exercise in the Atlantic in 15 years. All combat ships and aircraft involved carry full combat ammunition loads.
Originally posted by loam
I think five cut cables leaves little doubt it is intentional!
Now the questions are who and why?
Originally posted by sean
It could also be company sabotage.
Originally posted by resistor
Looks like that if anything is going to happen behind the cable-cutting, it’s going to be before Feb. 12. Then again, there could be unforeseen delays in repair, like the weather related stuff posted earlier.