Former U.N. Ambassador Warns What ‘Hostile Foreign Governments’ May Do After US Relinquishes Control of Internet

This development would potentially allow foreign governments or world organizations to take over the role once held bu the United States — and considering the world's spotty record with information censorship, that's got many concerned.

The United States is about to relinquish control of the Internet — at Obama's request — but Republicans are also to blame, according to U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.

On Thursday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton criticized Republicans for failing to effectively oppose an Obama policy that has devastating long-term consequences: the surrender of American control over Internet registration.

Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow asked Bolton about the impending surrender of Internet control to a multinational body, which Bolton saluted Senator Ted Cruz and some of his colleagues for making an “heroic effort” to block by inserting legislation into the continuing resolution for federal government funding.

“It didn’t happen,” Bolton said regretfully about Cruz’s efforts. “I don’t know why. I don’t know whether the Republican leadership in the Senate and the House were not receptive to it. It’s inconceivable to me, inconceivable, that we’re about to let this happen, because it is completely correct that once we let go, we are never going to get it back.”

He warned that “hostile foreign governments out there will use it to their advantage, whatever the particular form of the transfer that’s about to take place.”

Bolton explained:

“It’s only a short period of time before the whole thing is taken over by the U.N., or U.N. specialized agencies, 190 members. The Internet as we have known it is about to disappear, and I think that has national security implications. It certainly has implications for freedom of communication internationally.

I understand why Barack Obama wants to take it out of the control of the United States and give it to the rest of the world. That’s consistent with the way he’s handled foreign policy for the last eight years – and, by the way, consistent with the way Hillary Clinton will handle it. What stuns me is that there wasn’t more Republican opposition.”

It looks as if we may be just hours away from the beginnings of an Internet takeover. Whether it be by the U.N., Russia, or China. Either way, the international open exchange of information on the web may soon become a thing of the past.

Source: Breitbart

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