[discuss] Interesting article
jmamodio at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 11:06:08 UTC 2014
> I get your point but I think perhaps it is tangential to mine. I'm not
> saying all that you say isn't true, I'm saying that the USG and the other
> 5-eyes countries are bad ambassadors for touting the open Internet, free
> speech online, etc because they've discredited themselves by saying one
> thing and doing another.
This is the same kind of hypocritical situation of countries during last
WCIT claiming respect for human rights for which they actually don't care a
> I am certainly not saying that other "sinners" are better emissaries - but
> there are countries who are much more credible since their national legal
> systems actually do what the US said it was doing, but was not.
> Switzerland, Iceland, a few others come to mind.
Right, and a considerable amount of money stolen by corrupt government
officials end in ...
> These are the kind of countries we need speaking up on open Internet
> issues - they have credibility.
At the current state of world affairs, IMHO no country has credibility.
> Note here these are my views, based upon my being based in Geneva for
> years and therefore hearing very candid views from governments all over the
What you hear is the candid view of people "representing" those
governments. You should replace the first "based" by "biased" in your
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