Welcome to Licentia Loquendi, founded January 2009. L2 is a team blog that focuses primarily on political, military and Constitutional issues with a Conservative Christian slant. We are two college students, a Navy corpsman, an Army sniper and a Vietnam era Army veteran.

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19 June 2009

Those who make peaceful protest impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

The crowds in Tehran and elsewhere have been able to organize despite a government clampdown on the Internet and cell phones. The government has blocked certain Web sites, such as BBC Farsi, Facebook, Twitter and several pro-Mousavi sites that are vital conduits for Iranians to tell the world about protests and violence.
Text messaging, which is a primary source of spreading information in Tehran, has not been working since last week, and cell phone service in Tehran is frequently down. The government also has barred foreign news organizations from reporting on Tehran's streets.

"North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile["believed to be a Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles] toward Hawaii . . . between July 4 and 8, given the North's propensity to launch on U.S. holidays (FNC).

Meanwhile, the U.S.S. John McCain is attempting to intercept the North Korean ship Kang Nam, "suspected of proliferating weapons material in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution past last Friday. . . . Kang Nam left a port in North Korea Wednesday and appears to be heading toward Singapore. . . . The resolution would not allow the United States to board the ship forcibly. Rather, the U.S. military would have to request permission to board -- a request North Korea is unlikely to grant. North Korea has said that any attempt to board its ships would be viewed as an act of war and promised '100- or 1,000-fold' retaliation if provoked"" (FNC).

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