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Facebook, Twitter Down In Iraq: Communications Ministry Blocks Social Media Sites
International Business Times ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz

Posted on 06/15/2014 4:26:09 PM PDT by kristinn

Social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, were down in Iraq Friday as the country’s Communications Ministry blocked access to them.

The Iraqi Ministry of Communications also notified citizens in a Facebook post Friday night local time that the Internet would be cut off on Sunday “in all parts of Iraq” to maintain optical cable along the Turkish border. It did not address reports that social media was inaccessible.

Baghdad-based BBC reporter Richard Galpin said Friday that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were blocked in the Iraqi capital.

A Communications Ministry source confirmed the shutdown to the Kuwait News Agency, but did not give a reason for the blockage...

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; facebook; iraq; socialmedia; twitter

1 posted on 06/15/2014 4:26:09 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
How the hell is Obama going to find out what's going on there!?

Curse you al-Qaeda! You evil geniuses!

2 posted on 06/15/2014 4:27:29 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn
Don't be captured by these guys. I mean, Don't.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 4:27:40 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn

Breaking news update! Iraqis shut down internet at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3168092/posts

A three word text was released from inside the Embassy about six hours ago: “Too late Alamo.” That message is open to interpretation.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 4:27:53 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: kristinn

US evacuates Baghdad embassy as brutal ISIS forces advance ... [Breaking!]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3168087/posts


5 posted on 06/15/2014 4:28:43 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: kristinn
Breaking news from the White House. Obama has issued a strongly worded tweet

#BrinkBackOurTwitter

6 posted on 06/15/2014 4:29:22 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

He’ll find it out in the newspaper...just like the rest of us. /s


7 posted on 06/15/2014 4:31:11 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Star Traveler
“Too late Alamo.” That message is open to interpretation

As a Texan, I can only extract one interpretation from that message. We are under siege, and we can get out or get reinforcements. Just what else could it mean? Maybe a code?

8 posted on 06/15/2014 4:33:27 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: kristinn

“We need to repair the cable...”

Sure!

I’m sure that NO ONE there is gearing up to look okay to the next, more socially-conservative (and bloody) Regime..?


9 posted on 06/15/2014 4:33:37 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Texas Eagle

WSJ just reported O Drama has decided to call Iran since they offered help to Iraq??? On Fox News now.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: kristinn

Yo, Tommy! Another embassy is going down and we get to man the Situation Room again!

Bitchin,' dude!

11 posted on 06/15/2014 4:38:28 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Kackikat
Ah. So the situation is well in had.

FNC has also been scrolling across the bottom of the screen that Ubama is spending the weekend at the Rancho Mirage, CA home of his interior decorator and is being briefed by Susan Rice.

12 posted on 06/15/2014 4:41:13 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Kackikat
WSJ just reported O Drama has decided to call Iran since they offered help to Iraq???

I guess his golf game is over.

13 posted on 06/15/2014 4:43:12 PM PDT by mware
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To: catfish1957

I take it as - ‘we are under seige, enemy is at the gates, if you do not intervene, we will make our last stand (like the Alamo)’. Chilling if true.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 4:46:24 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Texas Eagle
... home of his interior decorator and is being briefed by Susan Rice.

IOWs this will be blamed on an anti-gay video made by those 2 guys fired from HGTV

15 posted on 06/15/2014 4:47:01 PM PDT by digger48
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To: mware

O Drama has wanted so long to have a conversation with Iran and now he is going to call Tehran...according to the news an hour ago.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 4:49:01 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: kristinn; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Ping.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 4:49:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: kristinn

Uh oh. That means no hashtags# available to stop ISIS!


18 posted on 06/15/2014 5:00:01 PM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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To: kristinn
Just now:


19 posted on 06/15/2014 5:08:15 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: mware

Yes, O Drama has plans to vote present with Iran, and encourage them to take up the fight for Shiite Malieki, and the Iraqi Army. Maybe they will plan a golf date....like Putin’s visit to TX with Bush.

Hard to imagine this scenario as even a possibility 10 years ago....this buzzhead squandered a win, and allowed it to turn into chaos...what he does best.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 5:40:47 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: catfish1957
“Too late Alamo.” That message is open to interpretation

As a person who's NOT from Texas the meaning is, "We're outnumbered but we're going to fight to the last man...."

21 posted on 06/15/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Travis McGee

“Save the last round for yourself”.


22 posted on 06/16/2014 3:43:34 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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