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Response to denem (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:44 AM

18. Well, there's one way to start a revolution.

There is simply no way that Iran can control Internet access to people (most phones are using some variant of voice-over-IP now), but the way to prevent it from being controlled or limited at all is to try to ban it outright.

The people will need about six weeks to learn the satellite timings, to chain up an off-the-books wireless network (perhaps masking itself as VOIP phone traffic), and then there's nothing left to do but plan the uprising entirely outside of government influence and control.

If the ban goes into effect before the uprising starts, it gives the uprisers a nice head start on building, testing, and using the very communications system they will use to bring down their parent government, with a built-in level of security the revolutionaries could never guarantee for themselves.

So good on the Iranian government. They are accelerating their own demise.

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