That proposed Internet regulation at the UN didn’t go over too well

posted at 6:01 pm on December 13, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Russia, China, Iran, and other repressive governments’ attempts to put international rules on the way the Internet works at a United Nations telecom conference in Dubai, was met with staunch opposition from a united front of Western democracies (the US, UK, Canada, and others) who maintained that the proposed treaty would hand nefarious regimes too much power to limit their peoples’ Internet access and free speech.

“This conference was never meant to focus on Internet issues,” said ambassador Terry Kramer, head of the U.S. delegation to the Dubai summit. “The Internet has given the world unimaginable economic and social benefit during these past 24 years — all without U.N. regulation.”

Delegates from the Netherlands, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, and the Czech Republic also said they could not sign the proposed International Telecommunication Union treaty, which is scheduled to be finished by tomorrow. …

The implosion of the high-profile ITU summit came late in the evening in Dubai after deep divisions became apparent over the mere mention of “human rights obligations” in the treaty — a proposal that China and Iran opposed — and whether the U.N. was the proper organization to oversee key decisions about how the Internet should be managed. …

Canada said it was forced to reject the proposed treaty because of its commitment to an Internet “in which people are free to participate, communicate, organize and exchange information.”

The vowed noncooperation of the freedom-loving countries in attendance means that the summit isn’t going to bear the Internet-regulation fruit that China, Russia, etcetera, were hoping it would, but it isn’t from lack of trying; why and how is it that these countries don’t seem even the tiniest bit ashamed of their insistence on their freedom-crushing proposals?

The worst thing about this proposed treaty is that, if put to a vote, it probably would get a lot of support. The United Nations’ ostensible goals include advancing peace and freedom, except plenty of the United Nations member countries have sketchy-to-downright-opprobrious records with press freedom and human rights — making it all too clear that the UN isn’t about peace and freedom as much as it is protecting and advancing the interests of its members, no matter how many moral excuses they can come up with to self-justify.


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Get the entire UN delegation, the voting members of the Nobel prize and all the delegates to the Kyoto treaty together and tell them they can run the internets.

Then only link Casper the Friendly Ghost video links on on their Gaggle search engine.

DanMan on December 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Hey Colorado voters……..you’re idiots!!

You elect Hickenlooper, you got pot and now he is coming after your guns.

What next…..full implementation of Agenda 21 and a global ban on a free Internet and guns?

Hail our global masters and their minions.

PappyD61 on December 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM

the UN isn’t about peace and freedom as much as it is protecting and advancing the interests of its members, no matter how many moral excuses they can come up with to self-justify.

This is why the US and a number of other countries should pull their funding (especially the US) and opt out of the UN.

The UN has no place in our country considering the makeup of its members, and we should toss them out. It is a grotesque, useless organization.

It will never happen in my lifetime unfortunately.

Cody1991 on December 13, 2012 at 6:09 PM

For now. The innauguration is in Jan.

Schadenfreude on December 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/12/13/denver-drug-agent-our-problems-have-exploded-with-pot-legalization/

Can the UN make this legal globally?

Duuuuuuuude.

PappyD61 on December 13, 2012 at 6:21 PM

“… why and how is it that these countries don’t seem even the tiniest bit ashamed of their insistence on their freedom-crushing proposals?”

Because they saw a majority of sheeple in the United States re-elect a Marxist and jumped the gun a little bit…

… Wait until next year.

Seven Percent Solution on December 13, 2012 at 6:24 PM

How ’bout no.

How about F-you, you filthy muslims?

VorDaj on December 13, 2012 at 6:28 PM

If I were President.

I would quickly extricate all U.S. troops from all Muslim countries. I would do it quickly, not over some years long drawdown. I would make it official policy that the U.S. will no longer intervene in any Muslim on Muslim aggression no matter what our perceived self interest might be.

I would drop the whole mess into the lap of the OIC [Organization of the Islamic Cooperation] I would go after the OIC by ridiculing them and calling attention to the fact that their member states are mostly just a collection of backward tribes. I would challenge them to clean up their own mess. I would tell them in no uncertain terms what they could do with their defamation of religion campaign.

I would institute a comprehensive program to provide every American citizen with at least a basic understanding of islam and how incompatible it is to American culture and ideals. I would point out how ludicrous it is for a country like the United States to meekly surrender our unique society to these anti-intellectual barbarians just because their feelings are hurt or they are insulted by some perceived slight. I would sic the FBI on groups like CAIR. Go after them the same way Hoover’s FBI went after communist cells and Nazi cells during WWII.

RasThavas on December 13, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Can we finally leave the UN and let that fetid organization die? It should never even have existed. Not even theoretically. Only the dimmest people on Earth could ever think that an empowered, peerless, competitionless entity has a place. It is an unnatural monster that finally needs to be put to sleep – painfully, if possible.

The UN is a very dangerous entity that must be starved to death. I have no respect for anyone who takes the UN seriously or even thinks it’s “harmless”.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 13, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Hey Colorado voters……..you’re idiots!!

You elect Hickenlooper, you got pot and now he is coming after your guns.
What next…..full implementation of Agenda 21 and a global ban on a free Internet and guns?
Hail our global masters and their minions.
PappyD61 on December 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I’m done with my home state. I’m ready to start looking for a better place to live. Texas or Idaho perhaps.

jawkneemusic on December 13, 2012 at 6:43 PM

“… why and how is it that these countries don’t seem even the tiniest bit ashamed of their insistence on their freedom-crushing proposals?”

God Shame is dead.”

– Nietzsche, 1882

ShainS on December 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

While we’re at it, let’s send them a few missiles they can cram up their uknowhat’s bcuz if something like this ever passed there’d be war inside and outside of America.

stukinIL4now on December 13, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I would institute a comprehensive program to provide every American citizen with at least a basic understanding of islam and how incompatible it is to American culture and ideals. I would point out how ludicrous it is for a country like the United States to meekly surrender our unique society to these anti-intellectual barbarians just because their feelings are hurt or they are insulted by some perceived slight. I would sic the FBI on groups like CAIR. Go after them the same way Hoover’s FBI went after communist cells and Nazi cells during WWII.

RasThavas on December 13, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I’m not comfortable with the US government doing most of that. I agree with pulling out troops, and I think we should use overwhelming force to destroy countries who attack us / allow us to be attacked. There should be some self-policing going on.

Timin203 on December 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

We dodged a bullet – for now.

OldEnglish on December 13, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Kick the UN out of the USA and have them establish their NWO in Haiti. Leave us alone.

LaughterJones on December 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM

The United Nations’ ostensible goals include advancing peace and freedom,

The Un has never done either and actively works to kill freedom. The UN has made great strides in sexual abuse, with a concentration in children, though. It turns out that being in control of food in starving nations works wonders on the sexual output of minors, there. Luckily, most of the leftist scum who work for the UN are experts in negotiating food (that others have paid for and given them the responsibility to distribute – for some totally insane reason) for sexual favors of the most depraved sort.

Kill the UN.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 13, 2012 at 7:10 PM

…we need to Flash Mob the UN!

KOOLAID2 on December 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Before the end of this next four years, Obama will give away our sovereignty and then assume the throne at the UN.

Speakup on December 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Before the end of this next four years, Obama will give away our sovereignty and then Hillary will assume the throne at the UN.

Speakup on December 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

FIFY

Towards the end of the Clinton presidency, Hillary said she would like to “run” the UN…

Ace ODale on December 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

…we need to Flash Mob the UN!

KOOLAID2 on December 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I’ll grab my tights! Someone else will have to bring the cardboard.

Hope I can still dance . . .

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 7:49 PM

…we need to Flash Mob the UN!

KOOLAID2 on December 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

If it were to vanish in a flash and a kaboom, I’d be dancing in the front yard.

MelonCollie on December 13, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Before the end of this next four years, Obama will give away our sovereignty and then assume the throne at the UN.

Speakup on December 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

In a nutshell, yes. That’s what I expect also.

petefrt on December 14, 2012 at 8:05 AM