Iraq Says Internet Tool Of Imperialism

TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 1997

Add this to America’s arsenal.

An Iraqi government newspaper has declared the Internet “the end of civilizations, cultures, interests and ethics.”

The computer network “is one of the American means to enter every house in the world,” Al-Jumhuriya said in an editorial Monday. “They want to become the only source for controlling human beings in the new electronic village.”

Iraqi newspapers often blame Washington for Iraq’s suffering under a United Nations embargo, which was imposed in 1990 after Iraq invaded Kuwait, prompting the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

There is no access to the Internet in Iraq.

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