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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

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


I have posted a few articles or links here, here, here, here, about the internet and the desire by many to wrest control of it from the U.S., and put it into the hands of others, most notably the U.N.

Claudia Rosett of Opinion Journal does a bang up job as well with here article, " 'Divide' and Conquer? Why dictators are cheering the U.N. Internet turf grab."

Here is a little sampling of what she wrote:

For anyone who cares about the vast freedoms and opportunities afforded by the Internet--for pajama-clad bloggers, for journalists, for businessmen and especially for people in the poorest countries--it is time for a call to arms.....

.....Whether America retains control over the root directory or some other setup ultimately evolves, the clear bottom line right now is that allowing the U.N. to involve itself in these questions is the wrong answer. A U.N. unable even to audit its own accounts or police its own peacekeepers has no business making even a twitch toward control of the Internet.

Worse, the corruption and incompetence at U.N. headquarters, however disturbing, are the least of the problems linked to the U.N.'s bid to control interconnectivity. The deeper trouble is that the U.N. has embraced the same tyrants who in the name of helping the downtrodden are now seeking via Internet control to tread them down some more.

It is worth reading the whole article.


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