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  •  Dictator's delight (5+ / 0-)

    Having their own, national internet that they could control and monitor.  What better way to limit access to information and watch/threaten citizens.  Clearly what bothers Putin most is that US agencies have more access and control over data than Russia (and especially Putin, himself) has.

    As much as we might get riled up to know that our own govt has been monitoring communications, the level of abuse is nothing compared to what Putin would do to his citizens.

    I suspect that Putin will have a hard time making this happen.  Even in Russia, the www has had a noticeable impact - and people there will not go quietly into an isolated web.

    Understanding is limited by perspective. Perspective is limited by experience. America is a great place to live but it limits our ability to understand.

    by CindyV on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 02:07:39 PM PDT

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