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Re: Afghanistan
From: Marshall Eubanks <tme () 21rst-century com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 15:15:33 -0400


"Hallgren, Michael" wrote:



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


I believe that the Taliban has banned the Internet and much else besides.
However, the Internet is important for the resistance.
This site is pretty amazing :

http://www.rawa.org/

It is the web site of the
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA).

They have discovered that the mandatory chadors enable them
to carry around video cameras pretty much at will.

WARNING - there are very shocking pictures on this web site.
It is not for the weak stomached.

                                 Regards
                                 Marshall Eubanks



T.M. Eubanks
Multicast Technologies, Inc
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Fairfax, Virginia 22030
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