How About Putting the Muslim World and China in Charge of the Internet?

The World Conference on International Telecommunications is headed to Dubai, the land of sun, fun and human slavery to try and rush through a proposal to give the  International Telecommunication Union regulatory control over the internet.

The list of parties currently worried about an ITU power grab include obscure right-wing organizations such as the European Parliament and Google.

What is the International Telecommunication Union? It’s a UN organization, which already makes it useless, and it’s also one of those outdated international organizations that the First World doesn’t pay much attention to and that the Third World fills up.

The Secretary General of the ITU is Hamadan Toure of Muslim Mali and he’s promising “a light-touch regulatory approach” to the ITU’s proposed powers over the internet. His Deputy Secretary General Houlin Zhao represents the fun-loving open source hippies of the People’s Republic of China who believe that information should be free and tanks should run over people.

The ITU would like to push beyond its telecommunications mandate and into broadband internet territory. The key is in the treaty updates which some countries, especially the Muslim world, Russia and China would like to use as a back door for regulating the internet.

Russia, China and the Muslim world all have big things at stake in broadband. Vladimir Putin has launched a domestic crackdown on the internet. The People’s Republic of China is struggling with its own censorship campaign. And the Muslim world is obsessed with imposing its theocratic supremacism on the the entire world.

And yet the entire debate over the ITU’s power raises an important question about the legitimacy of the entire United Nations.

“The argument is that entrusting the governance of the network to an organisation in which Robert Mugabe’s vote counts for as much as the UK’s would be like giving a delicate clock to a monkey,” a Guardian article says. And that’s a good point. But if the governance of the internet is too delicate a thing to be entrusted to a majority vote of dictators, then why is the governance of the world not too delicate a thing to entrust to the United Nations?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "What is the International Telecommunication Union? It’s a UN organization, which already makes it useless…"

    Correction: "What is the International Telecommunication Union? It’s a UN organization, which already makes it dangerous."

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "But if the governance of the internet is too delicate a thing to be entrusted to a majority vote of dictators, then why is the governance of the world not too delicate a thing to entrust to the United Nations?"

    In theory, this is a great way to identify enemies of our civilization. In practice, this is how Obama identifies who to empower to continue to undermine us.

    What they call "engagement" was supposed to be a means for us to make progress in sort of helping them evolve socially and economically. But when a communist (or "liberal") gets to define what social and economic evolution means, we're all in trouble when those people are in positions of leadership, even those suckers that believe the communist BS. It never works out for the best for anyone. It ends in tears, bloodshed, starvation and worse.

    Good thing we reelected him. See what we have to look "forward" to?

  • Questions

    Read the article by Arthur Herman, "The UN's Internet Grab," appearing in the November issue of Commentary magazine. It delves heavily into the anti-American totalitarianism inherent in this conference.

    • JCS

      There's plenty of anti-American totalitarianism inherent in the Obama administration and democratic party.

  • Arlie

    Why does the US continually give away our intellectual property. Our military/pentagon developed the internet. It should be the US sovereign duty to protect our property. Who is granting the UN all this power? Where is our congress on this give-away? UN out of the US; US out of the UN. More insanity, more intrusion, and more loss of liberty. Mali is overrun with terrorists. China is Communist. We are Bankrupt. What does US get for all the give aways? By the way it is time to CRUSH UN Agenda 21.

  • Jim Dandy

    How about if nobody controls the internet. How about we try that?

  • Mary Sue

    'How about putting the Muslim world and china in charge of the internet?'

    "How about no?" -Dr. Evil, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

  • pinnie99

    If we really took Bo and his threats seriously…we should have trumped his ..Obama PHOOOnes….Obama Phooones, I got me an Obama PHOOOONE, with a Romney Computer,then Bo might be gone.
    I have nothing but distain for U.N. and their greatest buddy=Bo.Sick bunch of power grabbing greedy bastards.