Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Blood, Bullets, Bombs, and Bandwidth: A SHORT BY JON EVANS

a tale of two California cipherpunks who went to Baghdad to seek their fortune, and bring the Internet to Iraq.

"The best way to deal with terrorism in the long run is to fix the underlying conditions that create terrorism," Ryan says. "It's difficult to fix their ideology, but it's easy to fix their infrastructure. But the US has done a bad job … It's like a feedback loop. They got on the wrong side of the feedback loop." Iraqi frustration breeds insurgents; insurgent violence cripples reconstruction efforts; and the resulting lack of power, communications, finances, and jobs breeds more frustration.

a seriuously interesting read - thanks. if you want to talk hardcore some of our guys put theese two in the soft nelly category

No comments: