On top of the news today that yet another cable has been broken connecting the Mideast to the rest of the world we learn that the first two cables were not cut by ships dragging their anchors.
According to at least one report an Egyptian ministry examined 24 hour surveillance cameras and found:
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.
Something mighty strange going on here.
Update 2-7-08: See Dick Clarke's response to my questions on these cable outages.