In what has to be one of the most obvious statements of all time, the commander of the United States Cyber Command has said it would be a really bad idea for the United Nations to be in charge of the Internet.
Do you think?
From the Washington Times:
Some regulations are needed to protect critical networks that control electrical power, banking, transportation and other key elements of society, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is also director of the National Security Agency, said after a speech to a security conference.
But asked whether the U.N. should have a regulation role, Gen. Alexander said: “No. I’m not for regulating, per se. I’m concerned about it, and this is a tough question. I would say, generally speaking, I’m not into that portion of regulating as you would espouse.”
Last month, Russia, China, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan submitted a resolution to the U.N. General Assembly calling for giving individual states the right to control the Internet. The resolution, submitted Sept. 14, calls for “an international code of conduct for information security.”
It requests “international deliberations within the United Nations framework on such an international code, with the aim of achieving the earliest possible consensus on international norms and rules guiding the behavior of states in the information space.”
China tightly controls the Internet through a cybersecurity police force estimated to be more than 10,000 people who monitor Internet users and websites.
Information is an amazing tool for liberty and freedom. That is why every time tyrants take over, one of the first casualties is free speech and freedom of the press.
It more than states the obvious that the United Nations should have no control over the Internet. We should not even allow the United Nations to have Internet access!
Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press is unknown in a majority of the nations that make up the United Nations.
The excuse for regulation is to protect the Internet from terrorists, criminals and hackers. Protection is always the siren song of the tyrant.
Liberty carries risks. You might make mistakes and you might even have someone hurt you. But taking risks is what liberty is about.
Speaking of the United Nations and liberty, why is America still coddling this association of dictators? Perhaps our next President will have the good sense to send the United Nations packing.
Hey ya'll Have you noticed that Sec. of State Billary Clinton is trying to subjugate our 2nd Amendment
by giving gun control to the UN! ! ! ? ? ? Of course, that's in addition to Agenda 21! !
There's no end to the libs attack. Go Patriots
Pat, after listening to engineers that knew of the BP rig, the consus was that with all the
safety valves built in, at any point of interruption the valves would close in on themselves.
Only an explosion of total destruction and of course the sacrifice of men on the platform
I shall always believe was done by Dept. of Energy. remember it was days before
Ovomit made a statement of the tragedy. I shall always believe Ovomit was the
instigator of that whole tragedy. Everything coming out of DC is a LIE! ! Evil! Marxist!
Pat, those are some interesting coincidences.
The BP oil rig was owned by South Korea. Some sources have said a North Korean sub planted charges to destroy it. Could have been the DOE/DHS/CIA/FEMA. However somebody had advanced knowledge because Goldman-Sachs dumped millions of their stock in it weeks before. BP CEO dumped millions of his shares several weeks before. Obamakov was reported to have made several+ million on the oil-rig tragedy as well.