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alexandria cable cutters?

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:50 PM, Andrew Latham <lathama at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Christopher Morrow
> <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:46 AM, Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:
>>> nyt reports capture of scuba divers attempting to cut telecom egypt
>>> undersea fiber.
>>>     http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/03/27/world/middleeast/ap-ml-egypt-internet.html
>> how likely is it that a diver can cut an armored cable close to shore?
>> without using explosives I mean...
> Its quite easy with a Thermal Lance...
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_lance

sure, if you want to hang around and see the cut and perhaps do
something about it...
if you just want to drop-and-go... wrapping the cable in a
pound/half-kilo of semtex/c4 will do fine.

I'd expect 'alquaida' type folk to have easier access to explosives
than a thermal lance as well.