Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Iran Cracking Down on Web Sites & Bloggers

The Islamic Republic of Iran is in the midst of cracking down on Western websites and has also evidently arrested its top blogger.

Iran is now restricting access to websites it deems "unIslamic" such as Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, Google and, well, for that matter Intellectual Conservative.

Iran's top blogger, Hossein Derakshan, has reportedly been arrested for spying for Israel. In 2007, Derakshan called for the impeachment of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. However, Derakshan has softened his criticism of Ahmadinejad in recent months. A lot of good it's done him.

I still remember when Obama said we needed to talk to Iran in the same way that Reagan talked to the Soviet Union. Reagan talked to Gorbachev because he was a reformer. Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs are no reformers. Obama didn't get it then and I doubt he gets it now.

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