Skip to comments.Facebook, Twitter Down In Iraq: Communications Ministry Blocks Social Media Sites
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 countrys 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...
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Curse you al-Qaeda! You evil geniuses!
Breaking news update! Iraqis shut down internet at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
A three word text was released from inside the Embassy about six hours ago: Too late Alamo. That message is open to interpretation.
US evacuates Baghdad embassy as brutal ISIS forces advance ... [Breaking!]
He’ll find it out in the newspaper...just like the rest of us. /s
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?
“We need to repair the cable...”
I’m sure that NO ONE there is gearing up to look okay to the next, more socially-conservative (and bloody) Regime..?
WSJ just reported O Drama has decided to call Iran since they offered help to Iraq??? On Fox News now.
Yo, Tommy! Another embassy is going down and we get to man the Situation Room again!
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.
I guess his golf game is over.
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.
IOWs this will be blamed on an anti-gay video made by those 2 guys fired from HGTV
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.
Uh oh. That means no hashtags# available to stop ISIS!
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.
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