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The TRUE REASON FOR seizing the IMC servers (it wasn't Diebold)

There are two types of techniques to get the right results in an election :
Type 1 - making sure you count the votes
Type 2 - any other techniques

Even the worst type 1 technique is x-times more powerful than the best Type 2 technique.
The most powerful technique ever created is e-vote (Diebold machines, internet vote,etc).
There are two types of techniques to get the right results in an election :
Type 1 - making sure you count the votes
Type 2 - any other techniques

Even the worst type 1 technique is x-times more powerful than the best Type 2 technique.
The most powerful technique ever created is e-vote (Diebold machines, internet vote,etc).

Pretending that the main problem in the elections in Afghanistan are Ink marks that can be erased (a type 2 technique) is pure diversion, obscuring the fact that type 1 techniques were used. The most important :
- the ballots were transported, without a count, to military bases, where they will be counted (instead of counting the votes after the ballot, under supervision of representatives of each candidate)

Not even exposing Diebold machines was the reason - e-vote being a fraud is too obvious. It was purely a message of terror.

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Please see also my message above the differences between Genova 2001 and Davos 2004 ... :
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/299136.shtml

and how the government is operating www.indymedia.org
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/299285.shtml
and the winner is? 11.Oct.2004 11:51

From the "Stand in line, know your place" Dept. tali@lastcallpdx.com

"And even if there were something far more serious involved than just a couple of photos, the procedure ought to send shivers down the spine of every publishing organisation on the Internet. It is clearly perfectly possible for their operations to be crippled without warning, without their being told what it is they've done, and without explanation. Depending on whether the authorities (under the international MLAT regime this could be many, many authorities) want something you've got or just want to stop you doing something, the crippling could be pretty extensive and pretty long term. If they want you to stop doing something then they'll quite likely want your backups as well, and if you've no servers, no backups, and no idea when/if you're getting them back, two photos is going to be the least of your worries.

Paradoxically, Indymedia may be rather less vulnerable to this kind of action than a conventional company or news organisation. Indymedia's decentralised structure (it describes itself as "a network of collectively run media outlets") gives it a certain amount of resilience - anybody wishing to knock it out entirely must recognise it has numerous heads in numerous jurisdictions to be cut off. The more structured IT setups of conventional publishing organisations, on the other hand, make it a far simpler task for their key infrastructure to be identified and impounded."

linkage:  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/11/home_office_fbi_mlat_request/