Four have been cut so far. Two near Egypt, another off Dubai, and a fourth cable between the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Conspiracy?
One particularly imaginative theory is that a US submarine severed the cables in order to cut off internet service to Iran. Another is that it’s all a ruse to distract attention from a big wire-tapping effort.
Four severed cables does seem beyond the possibility of coincidence, but who would benefit and why?
DailyWireless has an comprehensive overview of the outages.