In a previous post, Moose suggested the mysterious and almost simultaneous severing of several undersea cables may by Israel's revelation of a little 'Samson Option'. However, this theory gained little support with accusations that "the tin-foil hats are being broken out". Of course, at that time, there was little concrete supporting the little 'Samson Option'. Indeed, we argued that this theory "makes for some fascinating discussion". However, today, the head of the UN development organisation did not rule out that some of the cables were deliberately cut:
Some experts doubt the prevailing view that the cables were cut by accident, especially as the cables lie at great depths under the sea and are not passed over by ships...
A few weeks ago Frank Hoffman's thesis Conflict in the 21st Century: The Rise of Hybrid Wars was published. According to the Small Wars Journal, part of the Hybrid War theory is that "nation-states may well engage in irregular conflict in addition to conventional types of warfare to achieve their goals".
Second look at the little 'Samson Option'?