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The Next Russia Scare: Their Subs Sailing Too Close to Internet Cables

The Russians are after your internet!!

The stories of Russian aircraft flying in international airspace but "dangerously close" to US or UK (or Norwegian) airspace (no mention of far more numerous NATO flights on Russia borders) are getting old now so here's The New York Times with a reshuffle

Now Russian subs (only the Russian?) are sailing "dangerously close" to undersea cables. Gasp! The Russians are sabre rattling again! 

The proof:

"Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict."

It's a slam dunk! There is concern among "some American military and intelligence officials". What more do you need? 

If there is "tension" the Russians may cut your internet!

And while there's no actual proof:

"While there is no evidence yet of any cable cutting, the concern is part of a growing wariness among senior American and allied military and intelligence officials over the accelerated activity by Russian armed forces around the globe." 

We all know how the Russians are:

"I’m worried every day about what the Russians may be doing,” said Rear Adm. Frederick J. Roegge."

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