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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:42 PM
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Iran is quick to shut U.S. ‘virtual embassy’
Source: Washington Post

Less than 12 hours after opening, the Obama administration’s “virtual embassy” in Iran was blocked by Tehran’s digital gatekeepers on Wednesday.

Instead of seeing a welcome message from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Iranians trying to reach the site were directed to an Iranian government Web page. It warned that visiting the American site was “against the law.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney condemned the blockage in a statement Wednesday evening, saying the Iranian government had “again demonstrated its commitment to build an electronic curtain of surveillance and censorship around its people.”

The Iranian government’s move to block the site nearly as soon as it was launched illustrates the problems the Obama administration faces as it tries to keep the resource available to all Iranians.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washingt...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:56 PM
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1. so Iran blocks and our Senate sells out to corporations. 2 peas in the same pod really nt
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:30 PM
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2. So. Who cares.
A bunch of pics of the statue of liberty, grand canyon and fireworks to try and sell the fable of "the free world".
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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:54 PM
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3. Iran, obviously.
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