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RE: Afghanistan
From: "Hallgren, Michael" <michael.hallgren () Teleglobe com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 18:59:47 +0100




At 11:43 AM 9/18/2001 -0500, Basil Kruglov wrote:
 >
 >On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 12:23:58PM -0400, Smith, Rick wrote:
 >> Has anyone started to deny all traffic to/from Afghanistan ?
 >>
 >> Wouldn't that be worth it ?
 >>
 >> Or did I miss that post?
 >
 >Do they even have Internet?
 >
 >http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/af.html
 >Internet Service Providers (ISPs): NA

It is my understanding that the free flow of ideas and 
discussion of same 
is detrimental to an extremist or dictatorial government.  
Such governments 
rarely (ever?) survive open discussions and flow of ideas.

Either that, or their beliefs are so strongly held, so pure, 
so obvious 
that other ideas / beliefs need not even be examined.  
Apparently the "boys 
and girls" are simply told what to believe, and the reasoning 
behind or, or 
counter arguments to it, are irrelevant.  No discussion or 
substantiation 
is necessary, "people with clue" told them so.


I vote for #1.  What does the rest of NANOG think?


#1, (provided the open minded people over there do enjoy access to
such a free flow of information, something I can't tell from my
horizon.)


mh


 >-Basil

--
TTFN,
patrick



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