by Craig Masters
Tuesday December 4, is well under way in Dubai where the World Conference on International Telecommunication is now in its second week. The goal of the Conference is to take control of the internet world-wide and place that power in the hands of a United Nations bureaucracy called the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). If this plan is successful it will be the single biggest power grab in U.N. History; not to mention a startling expansion of its power in violation of every possible interpretation of the organization’s charter.
Recent U.N. news has included the plans to impose a world-wide income tax, the installation of Syria, China, and Iran on the Human Rights Committee, and the warm applause given to Ahmedinejad, who was given the stage to address the world about Iran’s concerns for peace in the Middle-East. The organization, now controlled by mostly anti-American governments, continues to receive warm support from the Obama administration.
Dubai, of course, is not too far from Egypt where that nation’s leading privately-owned newspapers stopped publications this week in protest of that country’s Muslim Brotherhood-controlled government restrictions on freedom of expression.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues to send American taxpayer money to the blossoming dictatorship in Egypt and delegates to Dubai to support the U.N. power grab to control the internet – the last stronghold of freedom of expression for much of the world.
The chief United States delegate to the WCIT is an Obama appointee named Terry Kramer who’s specialty is doublespeak. While assuring the media that the US won’t agree to handing over control of the internet to the ITU, he also has assured the UN that the US will not try to control the agenda of the Conference in Dubai. In other words, instead of speaking strongly in favor of the unprecedented freedom of expression and flow of information currently available across the borders of countries under repressive governments, Kramer is supporting the UN power grab by remaining mostly silent. He says, “We don’t want to come across like we’re preaching to others.”
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