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Officials cut Tehran Internet access ahead of major protest

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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 04:17 AM
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Officials cut Tehran Internet access ahead of major protest


rawstory.com

Most of the Iranian capital's Internet links with the outside world were down on Saturday, two days ahead of planned demonstrations by opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Sources close to Iran's technical services told AFP the cut was the result of "a decision by the authorities" rather than a technical breakdown, but telecommunications ministry officials were unavailable for comment.

Officials furthermore revoked all foreign media permits, in an attempt to block any reports coming out of Tehran between Dec. 7 and Dec. 9.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 04:17 AM
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Now this is interesting to say the least .

Only problem , with there net down and no foreign media being able to report it will prove a bit difficult to obtain accurate and current reports during the coming days .

.... I did a search before posting but unfortunately my search button hasn't worked for some time so if this has already been posted I apologize

rawstory.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 6-12-2009 by Max_TO]



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 04:21 AM
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Officials all over the world are so very predictable...

Luckily, they are also predictably unsuccessful in keeping the information contained.

People that need to get the "word" out, generally find a way.

Semper



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 04:21 AM
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Sure enough check out the internet traffic report - it appears that they did in fact cut them off. Either that or the whole country stopped using the internet at once.

www.internettrafficreport.com...



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 04:28 AM
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I can't help but wonder if this will back fire on the government of Iran . It may provoke larger crowds of protesters or people joining the crowds simply to see what's going on sense they have no net to hear about what's happening .

This could get very ugly .



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 04:32 AM
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Originally posted by Max_TO
I can't help but wonder if this will back fire on the government of Iran . It may provoke larger crowds of protesters or people joining the crowds simply to see what's going on sense they have no net to hear about what's happening .

This could get very ugly .


Good point - imagine how that action would be perceived here - Wow!



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 04:55 AM
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Notice something odd with this link ?

www.tehrantimes.com...



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 05:11 AM
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same thing happened in the usa - with twitter access being stopped/monitored and media being arrested for filming protests.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 05:16 AM
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Originally posted by Harlequin
same thing happened in the usa - with twitter access being stopped/monitored and media being arrested for filming protests.


No such suppression of information happens in the US.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 05:27 AM
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Originally posted by tristar
Notice something odd with this link ?

www.tehrantimes.com...


I'll bite! what unusual about this link. Preparing to kick myself for lack of foresight.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating

Originally posted by Harlequin
same thing happened in the usa - with twitter access being stopped/monitored and media being arrested for filming protests.


No such suppression of information happens in the US.



LOL

when did a so called MOD of ATS start believing the MSM hook line and sinker?


or you totally missed the threads on ATS about free lance press being arrested at recent protests in the USA , of the Fed shutting down twitter acco8unts and taking it offline during recent protests?


stay in your little world then that the USA is the land of the free - that died far too many years ago.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 05:36 AM
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To this extent and in this way no such thing happens here and comparing the two is propagandstic/dishonest.

Its like saying both an Ocean and a Pond are made of water so they are the same thing.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 05:40 AM
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Originally posted by tristar
Notice something odd with this link ?

www.tehrantimes.com...


The last date the paper published was Thursday December 3rd - that does seem odd. When here we have dialy papers. I wonder if they possibly have certain days they publish as opposed to the whole week - i have my doubts.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 06:02 AM
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Originally posted by WWJFKD

Originally posted by tristar
Notice something odd with this link ?

www.tehrantimes.com...


The last date the paper published was Thursday December 3rd - that does seem odd. When here we have dialy papers. I wonder if they possibly have certain days they publish as opposed to the whole week - i have my doubts.


Indeed, the date is off, but the news itself is upto date. Its as if the date has been placed back for some reason.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
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To this extent and in this way no such thing happens here and comparing the two is propagandstic/dishonest.

Its like saying both an Ocean and a Pond are made of water so they are the same thing.


What??? So getting hit with rubber bullets, bean bags, tear gas, and tasers isn't restricting the "right to protest"? How about mass arrests and "free speech zones"?

I mean really dude, American prisoners get butt raped, just like Iranian prisoners. You just don't see it on Fox News when it happens here. But, according to you that makes it ok...



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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I hear ya Sky...

That's one very lopsided comparison they are trying to generate.
I figured the Iranians would do that. No need to let the entire world know whats going on in Paradise.


[edit on 6-12-2009 by SLAYER69]



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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read the post above yours - its happening in 2009 in the good `ole US of A , and its not covered on FOX or CNN , but as shown on here many many times - its supported by TPTB so , exactly how is iran and different from the USA then?



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 11:31 AM
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Does that information mean that officials in Singapore were also responsible for cutting internet access?

And why from three Iranian routers only one looks to have been/is down?



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