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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, October 15, 2005

On the frontiers of junk science...

The European Union and the UN International Telecommunications Union are again trying to wrest governance of the Internet from the United States, ITU head Yoshio Utsumi recently revealed. The U.S. response was swift: "We will not agree to the United Nations taking over management of the Internet," said State Department official David Gross. (Al Gore, progenitor of the Internet, was unavailable for comment.)

The EU-niks say they're proposing a new "cooperative model" management of the Internet and the way domain names are assigned. One of the primary reasons for such a takeover, says EU spokesman David Hendon, is that many countries "just cannot accept that the Americans have control of the Internet in their countries."

We might reply that we "just cannot accept" that Libya, Sudan and Iran were allowed seats on the UN Human Rights Commission, or that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's family personally profited from Saddam's Oil-for-food debacle, or that UN troops in the Congo are fond of raping and pillaging. The UN's dubious commitment to assure continued freedom of speech and commerce on the Internet, taken in combination with national security threats posed by cyber-terrorism, leave no doubt but that the U.S. must retain control.

From The Federalist Pat.


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