Terrorism and/or terrorists make a pretty good excuse for about anything. Can I get a show of hands from the audience if you've ever used this trick? Yes, that's what I thought - almost all of you. You can put your hand down now, George.
The trick is: you need to be a bit clever about it.
On Thursday, 29 November 2012, Syria's Internet lost connectivity with the rest of the world. Cut off! There were two obvious potential causes:
rebelsterrorists bombed key Syrian government communications infrastructure, maybe even the Ministry of Telecommunications? Those damned terrorists, inflicting pain and misery on the poor, suffering Syrian people - not to mention their striving government officials!
- Assad's own men pulled the plug, plunging the nation into communications darkness.
Looks like even the kind folks participating on our forum thought it was the former. And why not? It's a plausible excuse, and even a very likely strategic target for the
Only problem: network engineers figured out it was the latter. You're busted, Assad!