This is the video which was the final straw, which triggered the crazed despotic, naked dictatorial fist of Hosni Mubarak's security apparati to crush the throat of the Egyptian Internet. As I write, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians are in the streets of all major Egyptian Cities. The latest reports which I have gotten from The Egyptian Association For Change are reporting fragmentation grenade attacks by the military against the protestors. An ever mounting number of deaths are being documented. I momentarily reeled in utter disbelief when I red in the NY Times this morning that:
US vice-president Joe Biden told PBS NewsHour that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak (who as presided over a 29 year reign characterized by blatantly stolen elections, suspension of civil liberties, torture and arbitrary detention) isn't a dictator and questioned the legitimacy of protesters' demands. The USA provides $1.3 billion/year in military aid to the Mubarak regime.
But hours later, as I read about the ongoing investigation and world wide arrests of young hackers who are supporters and members of Anonymous, this new item seemed all the more ominous:
Keep in mind that Mubarak flipped the "kill switch" in Egypt to shut down dissent. Politicians will abuse the power that they have and not just in countries like Egypt. We all remember the Bush years, right? Joe Lieberman has a plan that won't even allow the courts to get involved in case of abuse. What is the problem with people like Lieberman who hate freedom? cnet:
A controversial bill handing President Obama power over privately owned computer systems during a "national cyberemergency," and prohibiting any review by the court system, will return this year.I stand shaking my head, reeling the second time today in utter disbelief, in a state of turmoil as I find myself actually agreeing with Rand Paul, the braying Jackass newly elected Republican Teabagging syncophant from Kentucky, who I am absolutely sure will live because if only because the gods protect the idiots, but will be made to suffer because of his opinion stated on Wolf Blitzers program on CNN, Jan. 26th that he wanted to end all foreign aid to Israel....as I titled this post, Cut Off The Head And The Body Will Die.....
Internet companies should not be alarmed by the legislation, first introduced last summer by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), a Senate aide said last week. Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.