by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 09:27:02 AM EDT
Via Crooks and Liars (whom has the video):
"We need this capacity in a time of war. We need the capacity for the president to say, internet service provider, we've got to disconnect the American internet from all traffic coming in from another foreign country, or we have to put a patch on this part of it," Lieberman told CNN's Candy Crowley Sunday.
"So I say to my friends on the internet, relax. Take a look at the bill. And this is something that we need to protect our country. Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its internet in case of war and we need to have that here too," he said.
Of course, we have been "in a time of war" now for almost 9 years. And into the forseeable future, we will be in this "time of war" status, now that the President's, both Republican & Democratic, pretty much run amok with war power granted under a "war on terror" status without end.
What this is designed for is things like shutting down wikileaks, or content coming in from countries that have their own propoganda/truth; a government run by the likes of Lieberman, or China, want to have that power.
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