Or Maybe Those Cables WERE Cut

Remember those four five six who knows how many telecom cables to the Middle East and South Asia that were cut? Ryan Singel finds a UN official suggesting at least four of them may well have been cut intentionally.

The five underseas cables that were cut or went out of service in the Middle East in recent weeks might have been sabotaged, an officer at the International Telecommunication Union told the Agence France-Presse.

"We do not want to preempt the results of ongoing investigations, but we do not rule out that a deliberate act of sabotage caused the damage to the undersea cables over two weeks ago," the UN agency’s head of development, Sami al-Murshed, told AFP.[...]

Some experts doubt the prevailing view that the cables were cut by accident, especially as the cables lie at great depths under the sea and are not passed over by ships," Murshed said on the sidelines of a conference on cyber-crime held in Gulf state of Qatar.

(I don’t know if this is his source, but it’ll suffice for a link.)

Let’s see. Since the cables were cut, Hamas agreed to close up its borders with Egypt, Pakistan’s rigged election wasn’t rigged enough to save Musharraf, and the Saudi Foreign Minister has been on a "for your ears only" tour around the world. Any of those look like probable explanations?

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bmaz @onekade Meh, I think you are scribing competence and coverage that is illusory at best. That shit just doesn't get to street cops like that
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bmaz @onekade I would love to have these two cops' lives back, but not sure either Baltimore or NY PD's did anything wrong. Not yet anyway.
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bmaz @onekade ...that is actually pretty good by what I know.
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bmaz @onekade If BPD entered it into traditional databases like NCIC and then went to extra effort to determine he was in NY, call+fax...
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bmaz @onekade The system is not set up to do that on this kind of case, and neither of us want it to be.
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bmaz @onekade Hey, knock yourself out. Whatever. "Major fuckup"? This is simply hysterical bullshit.
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bmaz @onekade There is not one shred of evidence there is a "lie" other than your rank speculation and their timeline looks perfectly credible.
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bmaz @onekade The thought that there is some big fax machine coverup here seems absurd.
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bmaz @onekade Yes, I too can read. I know what they are and find it completely credible. Cops still sometimes use fax machines. They also called.
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bmaz RT @AntDeRosa: Baltimore police released detailed timeline of NYPD shooter. http://t.co/0cK8I9xjgn http://t.co/IF3UmyENFX
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bmaz @onekade No, I am not a cop. But I deal with them a lot and find this completely believable. Almost predictable.
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bmaz @TyreJim @emptywheel @onekade It is not my choice, but a lot of records interactions are still done that way. PPD finally getting better.
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