Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Soldiers Can't Post

Remember the pictures I showed of my cousin Sean in Iraq? Turns out today he wouldn't be able to see them. That's because the Pentagon is cracking down on soldiers' internet usage, blocking sites like myspace and youtube.

Wasn't it bad enough when they couldn't get armor? Now they can't even get fake girls to be their friends?

This has nothing to do with bandwidth resources and everything to do with controlling information. The government was happy with the old system of one letter every six months. The fact that soldiers can give their loved ones a first-hand account of the front lines has to scare the crap out of the Bush administration.

Luckily the ban does not include Iraqi internet cafes (which I'm surprised exist). Looks like it's a good time to own an Iraqi internet cafe. Except of course for the whole being in Iraq.

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