http://www.economist.com/world/internat ... d=10653963
Cid_Yama wrote:Bull Crap. The Oil Bourse opened <i>despite</i> US attempts to to prevent it. Or do you propose that an 'abandoned anchor' or 'voracious sharks' cut 5 cables over several days leaving <b>ONLY</b> Iran will total internet blackout.
Iran NEVER lost Internet service. Many of America's allies did.
From the links:
Apparently there was some slowdown of the Iranian Internet, but that the companies running the Internet soon arranged to reroute their signals via Turkey to avoid the break.
That’s why I had figured. Tehran is quite near to Turkey, so would have other lines of cable that didn’t rely on underseas cable. This caused some slowdowns, but the “complete” Internet outage claimed by some websites was not true.
Egypt lost 70% of its Internet connectivity immediately. More than half of western India's outbound capacity crashed, messing up the country's outsourcing industry. Over the next few days, as cable operators sought new routes, 75m people from Algeria to Bangladesh saw Internet links disrupted or cut off.
If cutting cables as a means to cut off Iran is an example of American ingenuity it seems American ingenuity is seriously lacking. George Bush would be better off contacting some Hollywood movie script writers. At least in their story lines, the US side always gets it right.