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Stop UN Control Of The Web
By DICK MORRIS
Published on TheHill.com on November 27, 2012

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Next week, the United Nations' attempt to take over the Internet will move into high gear when the International Telecommunications Union meets in Dubai with representatives from 193 countries to craft a new governing structure for the Internet. The meetings are expected to last two weeks.

If you haven't heard about this issue, there's a reason. The negotiators have kept the tightest possible lid on their discussions to prevent word of the regulatory proposals from leaking out.

Indeed, the negotiations were totally secret until two George Mason University researchers, Jerry Brito and Eli Dourado, created a website called WCITLeaks.org and invited anyone with access to documents outlining the U.N. proposals to post them online. On June 12, 2012, an anonymous leaker posted a 212-page memo detailing the status of the negotiations and the proposed terms of the treaty.

This information has not been officially or authoritatively available, despite the fact that the conference convenes next week.

But the first reports are horrific. Vinton Cerf, one of the founders of the Web and currently a vice president of Google, warns that "the open Internet has never been at higher risk than it is now." He adds, "If all of us do not pay attention to what's going on, users worldwide will be at risk of losing the open and free Internet."

The very concept of U.N. control of the Web is horrible. The U.N. is corrupt and biased in favor of authoritarian regimes. But this particular regulatory proposal is even worse. It takes the leading force for democracy in the world today -- the Internet -- and could transform it into an instrument for propaganda and oppression.

Its most obnoxious feature would let countries censor websites that originate within their borders and force Internet users to pay a high fee for accessing foreign sites. If adopted, this provision would erect a wall of user fees, keeping people from viewing foreign sites and leaving Chinese and Russian users only a government-censored product to read.

The draft treaty stipulates that the U.N. will assign e-names and provide host governments with names along with IP addresses, which will let them identify dissidents.

Congress needs to speak up. With a new secretary of State coming up for Senate confirmation, the conservatives on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee need to ask the designee whether he or she approves of these secret negotiations and press him or her on the question of U.N. regulation of the Internet.

The proposed treaty stems from an initiative by Russia and China to restrict the Internet. It appears to have been the brainchild of Russian President Vladimir Putin. After a 2011 meeting with Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré of the International Telecommunications Union -- the U.N. agency to be vested with control of the Web -- Putin turned vocabulary on its head, saying "if we are going to talk about democratization of international relations, I think a critical sphere is information exchange and global control over such exchange." How Internet regulation would "democratize" things, he did not explain.

Touré, a native of Mali, is the ideal person to suit Putin's objectives. If Putin was seeking the right man for the job of controlling the Internet, Touré is it. He studied at the Technical Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications in Leningrad and got his master's and doctorate from the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics.

Before we give him control over the Internet, we are entitled to ask why Soviet Russia would want to help a young man from Mali gain expertise in telecommunications, electronics and "informatics." We can only speculate, but the thought is not comforting.

We need Congress to step up and fight against U.N. control of the Internet. Even without these terrible provisions, the very concept of U.N. regulation of this free medium is repugnant.

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  • OPOA912 2012/11/28 20:27:01
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    OPOA912
    +5
    We are slowly but surely becoming part of the new world order. America used to stand for something good and great, now I'm not sure what it stands for.

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  • Todd Parsons 2012/11/30 20:55:16
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    Todd Parsons
    Sounds like the return of book burning on a modern level. Censorship on it's way
  • Michael 2012/11/29 19:28:34
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    Michael
    +3
    The UN are corrupt and it's really not in our interests for them to censor information from us , so i'm all for signing it.
  • Striker 2012/11/29 11:00:47 (edited)
    None of the above
    Striker
    +1
    The only clean way of stopping the UN/NWO is dissolving FedGov and starting over with a Voluntary System. Get two birds with one stone, they say.

    This is not "merely" about the internet, ya know.
  • redhorse29 2012/11/29 09:00:11
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    redhorse29
    +2
    The option selection says it all. No....stop the UN and sign the petition.
  • gareth.ellzey 2012/11/29 06:40:42
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    gareth.ellzey
    +2
    This idea sucks on ice! Freedom of speech is the only thing that will save our liberties, already horribly compromised as they are.
  • User Deactivated 2012/11/29 05:16:13
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    User Deactivated
    Signing a petition won't do any good.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/11/29 05:04:58
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    Christopher Kirchen
    I don't trust the UN.
  • askmike 2012/11/29 03:59:12
    None of the above
    askmike
    What a knee slapping joke! Bravo! Do you write the List of 10 Things that Letterman reads on his shows?
  • dasimon1 askmike 2012/11/29 04:04:27
    dasimon1
    +2
    It's not a joke stem....................Do some research before you open your mouth and stick your foot in it!
  • askmike dasimon1 2012/11/29 04:13:07
    askmike
    +1
    Wow. Another knee slapper! Keep them coming!
  • dasimon1 askmike 2012/11/29 05:45:27
    dasimon1
    +1
    drop dead!
  • askmike dasimon1 2012/11/29 05:52:42
    askmike
    +1
    Awwww. I hurt your feelings. But you were on a real roll with those knee slappers.
  • Israel dasimon1 2012/11/29 10:31:40
  • dasimon1 Israel 2012/11/29 13:25:30
    dasimon1
    +1
    I know he's the type thats a back slapper until someone turns arouin d and knocks him on his ass!
  • Israel dasimon1 2012/11/29 14:52:11
  • lisaokapi 2012/11/29 03:25:26
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    lisaokapi
    +1
    UN is evil they want us to be a One World Order
  • Ella 2012/11/29 01:44:43
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    Ella
    +1
    Why can't i sign this??? Oh so annoying. x
  • Shifting Piece 2012/11/29 01:36:10
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    Shifting Piece
    +2
    Get rid of the UN already.
  • RobHom 2012/11/29 01:10:10
  • Morrison 2012/11/29 00:33:35
    None of the above
    Morrison
    +1
    So you suckers just believe every bit of crap shoved into your pie hole as long as it fits your agenda? Unbelievable.
  • dasimon1 Morrison 2012/11/29 01:53:15
    dasimon1
    +1
    Do some research before you open your pie hole!
  • Morrison dasimon1 2012/11/29 15:17:56
    Morrison
    I've done plenty, and I don't see any evidence of this Alex Jones fantasy. Just like no one confiscated all my guns four years ago and put me in a FEMA camp. Just like most of the fear garbage he spreads to folks who couldn't care less about facts that don't support their conclusions.
  • Israel Morrison 2012/11/29 10:32:30
  • Morrison Israel 2012/11/29 15:15:23
    Morrison
    +2
    Please explain - I'm all ears.
  • Laura V... Morrison 2012/11/29 19:45:31
    Laura Vanderbooben
    +3
    Yeah, She's like dollywood's theme park! She seems like fun from far way, but really scary up close. But you gotta givs it to her, I like Love her religion it's for the crazy! Virgin birth. Water into wine..... It's like Harry Potter, but it causes genocide and bad folk music.....
  • Morrison Laura V... 2012/11/29 21:14:24
    Morrison
    +3
    LOL! She's an anti-intellectual name caller. God bless her. I tease her a little, but she's a lost cause - she's right about everything, ever. Period. Amen. -- Hey Roger, I have a book recommendation for you. It's by David Fitzgerald titled "Nailed - 10 Christian Myths that show Jesus never existed at all". An excellent read for believers and non-believers alike. Meticulously researched and a powerful case that Jesus was entirely a construct in the minds and writings of Christians about 100 years after Jesus supposedly walked the Earth. Even some of my Christian friends found it fascinating and has them asking some great questions and researching their butts off. Great stuff, short read. Check it out!
  • Laura V... Morrison 2012/11/29 21:29:54
    Laura Vanderbooben
    +3
    I hate puppies....I keep telling her to keep her dogs out of my teacup, because that cup is for tea....reading that crap caused her brain to detach from her central nervous system. She's what they, in the medical profession, call a husk. Like who'd nail her? Except maybe her physician, to the table.
  • christian Morrison 2012/12/08 15:39:49
    christian
    do yourself a favor and check the FACTS that all Alex is saying is true
    GMO icauses infertility,Fluoride causes brain damage,Obama wants to Tax you more,the UN want to take over the internet,NATO is killing innocents in Middle east,Monsanto is a DIRTY megacompany http://generationgreen.org/20...
  • Morrison christian 2012/12/14 23:08:14
    Morrison
    "Facts" are exactly what AJ stays away from. Facts and lizard people.
  • Icanbean Arschloch 2012/11/29 00:11:39
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    Icanbean  Arschloch
    +1
    The U.N. Is an embarrassment, ...where Nations send their best nimrods to pontificate.
  • Zippcodey Icanbea... 2012/11/29 06:26:21
    Zippcodey
    +1
    The Pope is over the U.N. and why he wants all the countries to be under U.N. authority then to a One World Order. The Pope holds the title Pontifex Maximus which Nimrod was the first one and the first false messiah.
  • kmay 2012/11/29 00:07:07
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    kmay
    +1
    Not in America!
  • Spy Master 2012/11/28 23:45:10
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    Spy Master
    +1
    I guess the Muslims would just love to be in control of the internet....the little Hitler especially
  • Israel 2012/11/28 23:26:37
  • Gregaj7 2012/11/28 23:11:28
    None of the above
    Gregaj7
    +1
    Be very wary of online petitions, as they can be info gathering for nefarious purposes.
  • kaZappoo 2012/11/28 22:35:20
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    kaZappoo
    +1
    then it's not gonna do any good to sign these petitions ,

    how many did we sign to impeach obie in his 1st term ?

    not being cynical, but these ba**ards will do what ever they please ..and the lame minded libtards will allow em to !
  • safari 2012/11/28 22:26:50
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    safari
    +2
    It is ok to sign this particular petition I think but with inside info on how law makers view petitions if you really care about this contact your representatives

    You can contact them here easily http://congress.org - one letter can go to all.

    And if you really really care, sign this petition, email, fax and CALL.
  • Boo 2012/11/28 22:07:27
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    Boo
    +1
    Not no, but hell no! We should disban the U.N., stop giving them money, and kick this corrupt organization off U.S. soil. Since the admission of communist countries to the U.N., it's original purpose has been convoluted and corrupted. It no longer serves as a peace keeping organization, but seeks to control and become the seat of the NWO.
  • Barbara 2012/11/28 21:12:21
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    Barbara
    +1
    To put it bluntly, on the suckage meter of 1 to 10, it rates 1000, more or less ~ mostly more.
  • BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/28 20:56:24
    No..... stop the UN and sign the petition
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    They can foxtrot oscar!!

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