Is The Stifling Of The Flow Of Information In Syria Wrong?

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Syria shuts down Internet as intense clashes rage near Damascus airport –

*edit, November 30, 2012 – The Star accepted all parts of my 4-part post except part 3.

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

Authorities often cut phone lines and Internet access in select areas where regime forces are conducting major military operations to disrupt rebel communications. Activists in Syria reached Thursday by satellite telephone confirmed the blackout.

Renesys, a U.S.-based network security firm that studies Internet disruptions, said in a statement that Syria effectively disappeared from the Internet at 12:26 p.m. local time.

“In the global routing table, all 84 of Syria’s IP address blocks have become unreachable, effectively removing the country from the Internet,” Renesys said.

Akamai Technologies Inc., another U.S-based company that distributes content on the Internet, also confirmed a complete outage for Syria.

In Need Of Sunlight – from our standpoint

My online response to the top of post linked-to article follows. I know; I spelled Ecuador incorrectly:

Totalitarianism 1
The US-led corporatocracy doesn’t let nation states go their own way. They have a choice: Be a part of the neoliberal (fascist) US-led corporatocracy or face negative consequences for caring about your own citizens instead of foreign powers and investors. Ecquador is now being targetted by 3 times as much anti-Correa funding by the US since allowing [Julian] Assange to have asylum in it’s UK…


Totalitarianism 2
…embassy. We have to agree with the false prophet (claiming to be godly and democratic), uncle Sam, or else. That’s not my idea of democracy and freedom. But the world knows, even if much of it (including professionals in a frightening economy in a entirely unequal world) is afraid to say anything. On top of the attack on whistelblowers (Obama brags about it –…


Totalitarianism 3
…you also have the attack on ‘all’ media, physically and in other ways and a flood of pro free market (free for tax evading corporations and their political tools) propaganda ( + + +, including tripe dished out by this news org (, not to mention it’s crap commenting system.


Totalitarianism 4 The corporate-owned media isn’t going to talk much about the totalitarianism that it supports ( If Syria’s imposed ignorance is not good, then neither is anyone’s. The US’s Total Information Awareness security/surveillance net is complete (but re-named), as is the fascist set of laws allowing it’s operation ( while stripping citizens of rights and freedom throughout NA).

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