Monday, May 14, 2007

Denying Freedom to Soldiers Fighting for Freedom

posted by Bill Arnett @ 11:10 AM Permalink

If this isn't a thoroughly disgusting manner in which to censor soldiers, prevent the spread of "non-approved' information, inhibit communications between soldiers and their families and friends, I don't know what is.

From the AP Huffington Post Wires:
Soldiers serving overseas will lose some of their online links to friends and loved ones back home under a Department of Defense policy that a high-ranking Army official said would take effect Monday.…The Defense Department will begin blocking access "worldwide" to YouTube, MySpace and 11 other popular Web sites on its computers and networks, according to a memo sent Friday by Gen. B.B. Bell, the U.S. Forces Korea commander.…The policy is being implemented to protect information and reduce drag on the department's networks, according to Bell.…The armed services have long barred members of the military from sharing information that could jeopardize their missions or safety, whether electronically or by other means.…The new policy is different because it creates a blanket ban on several sites used by military personnel to exchange messages, pictures, video and audio with family and friends.…Members of the military can still access the sites on their own computers and networks, but Defense Department computers and networks are the only ones available to many soldiers and sailors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Obviously bush and his crime partners just don't care to have honest, unfiltered, and unedited info reaching the public.

If the administration can't control the information and keep their secrets, everything falls apart for them.

But one thing I know about military personnel: order them to NOT have contact with civilians, including families, and those men and women WILL come up with new ways to disseminate the info they know the brass doesn't want let out.

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