posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 12:37 AM
This was an issue around the last election aswell.
There was no access to the Republican website or to George Bush website for people outside America (and some within). You could access the GOP site
and there were no issues at all for any Democrate/Kerry or other party websites.
Still can't access:
Bush website blocked outside US
Bush Web Site Bars Overseas Visitors
But really, should it be a surprise?
This is a government that demands you sign a 'Oath of loyalty' before you can entered their conventions. The same government which will put you in
prison for not dobbing on your friend who smoked a spliff.
The same government who is 'lead' by a man that said :
"There ought to be limits to freedom."
-- In reference to the parody site gwbush.com, May 21, 1999
I said earlier in this thread that this DoD website is nothing but a scam. I wouldn't be surprised if they are logging data to find out via IPs and
other info, which parts of America has the lowest/highest support for the war.
Really, there's no reason for this site. There's been independent sites built since day one which have been doing more good for the soldiers than
the government has. This comes around during Bush's lowest approval rating yet and is full of propaganda which Nazi Germany was full of as it's War
Machine was warming up (thou of course American patriotism can't possibly be compared with German patriotism in the 30's
I'd stay clear of it or use a anonymous proxy because they obviously only want American opinion on the war which means it's only going to be used
for propaganda. Either they will censor posts so the troops ONLY get positive messages so they think America is supporting what they are doing or they
are collecting information on which parts of America are most supportive of the war (or both).
It's probably a lotto for which ever state gives the least support gets the next bomb - i mean 'islamic attack'.
[edit on 30-6-2005 by TheShroudOfMemphis]