Secretly, behind closed doors, the nations of the world are negotiating a treaty — initiated by Russia and China — to regulate the Internet through the United Nations. The only reason we know about these talks in the first place is through a WikiLeaks anonymous posting by a participant in the talks. That and the fact that a signing ceremony has been scheduled in Dubai in December of 2012.
The Russian and Chinese play to get control of the Internet is one of the major themes in our new book, Here Come The Black Helicopters: UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom. The world learned of these negotiations only because Jerry Brito and Eli Dourado, George Mason University researchers, set up a web site called WCITLeaks and encouraged anyone with knowledge of the negotiations to make an anonymous posting detailing their progress. Someone responded on June 12th of this year posting a 250 page synopsis of the proposed treaty and the talks surrounding it.
The Treaty would provide:
• The UN would distribute and assign all e-names.
• Each country would be notified of the IP addresses of each email user within their borders (allowing China and Russia to track down dissidents).
• The UN could regulate Internet content.
• Every nation would have the right to censor web sites that originate in their country.
• And every country could charge a surcharge for access to any web sites that originate beyond their borders.
Vinton Cerf, one of the founders of the Internet and currently vice president of Google, has correctly warned that the “open Internet has never been at higher risk than it is now.” He notes that “if all of us don’t pay attention to what’s going on, users worldwide will be at risk of losing the open and free Internet that has brought so much to so many.”
Meet Hamadoun Toure, the new wanna be boss of the Internet. Educated at the Leningrad Institute and at Moscow Technical University — both during the 80s — he is now the head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of the United Nations. And he’s Vladimir Putin’s choice to run the Internet.
Currently the ITU is a little known arm of the UN in charge of long distance phone calls and satellite orbits. But the negotiations now under way would vest it with enormous powers over the Internet.
And yet, there is almost no coverage of this outrageous proposal and possible treaty in the media in the United States. The Wall Street Journal has warned that the proposal treaty could “use the International Telecommunications Regulations to take control of the Internet.”
If we don’t rally to protect the Internet and stop this outrageous invasion of our liberties, we may lose it forever.
Please read the full story of this usurpation in our new book, Here Come the Black Helicopters and help us fight for our liberty.
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