A fearful master: Pentagon is censoring the Internet, declaring certain Web sites off limits to military personnel

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by Justin Raimondo

03/03/06

'Government is not reason,' George Washington reputedly said, 'it is not eloquen[ce]; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.' The fear factor works both ways: the present administration has spent a great deal of time and energy on scaring us half to death with tales of imminent terrorist attacks -- especially around election time -- but they, in turn, stand in fear of their own subjects, particularly the ones in uniform. That is why the Pentagon is now censoring the Internet, declaring certain Web sites -- including those of some major news organizations -- off limits to military personnel. ... The War Party can't afford to take chances with the body of armed men and women that is the source of their power, and it is no wonder they are doing their best to shield the troops from the truth. Because when our soldiers discover how and why they were lied into war, and when most of them are on their second and even their third tour of duty in Iraq, they are bound to get pretty angry -- and who knows but that they just might decide to do something about it...

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