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[liberationtech] liberationtech Digest, Vol 94, Issue 2

Catherine Fitzpatrick catfitz at verizon.net
Mon Mar 12 10:08:41 PDT 2012





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Subject: liberationtech Digest, Vol 94, Issue 2
 
Brian, Re: 
>
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 12:34 PM, Brian Conley <brianc at smallworldnews.tv>wrote:
>
>> Rafal,
>>
>> I'm not taking issue with the *potential* certainly the potential is
>> there. I'm simply asking that this be seen as, essentially, a piece of
>> opinion or commentary, with many assertions that are, simply put, not
>> confirmed by anything resembling professional journalism
>>

In your responses to Pelton's article, you fail to mention what *is* indisputable -- that the Russians targeted *Dudayev*, the former leader of Chechnya, by means of his satellite phone.

While there is less evidence for the same sat-phone targeting against journalists in Syria, Pelton's main point -- that we should be concerned about Russia's $1 billion in weapons and training to Syria, and this type of history of targeting coming with it. That was indeed a good corrective to the kinds of articles that were both breathlessly speculating that Western technology was to blame, and refocusing on the with the usual anti-corporate venom on that, rather than Russia, a chief actor in the Syrian conflict. 

Jillian York, for example, speculated that corporations were to blame, cited a few without tying them to Syria, then veered off into a discussion of how Western corporations sell technology to monitor *email* -- which is a completely different topic.

It struck me that you wouldn't need technology as such if you had a group of foreign journalists, already under human surveillance, who went to the press center (an apartment) of the rebels, also already under surveillance.

http://3dblogger.typepad.com/wired_state/2012/03/eff-rushes-to-trash-western-companies-for-journalists-killings-but-russia-is-really-the-issue.html
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