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Tuesday, August 30, 2005



South Korea Helping Out Iraq


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(Hat Tip: One Free Korea)

(Al Mendhar) The Korean government has expressed its readiness to supply Iraq with an internet system, of a capacity of 10000 subscribers as a test system, in the field of the mutual cooperation between the two countries.

Although this may seem like a minor incident politically, for Iraqi citizens (especially Iraqi bloggers), many who have been denied the right to express themselves to the world due to the "benevolent rule" of Saddam Hussein. South Korea's involvement beyond simple military assistance goes to show that the Coalition forces have a greater interest in Iraq beyond it's oil supplies.

(Al Mendhar) The ambassador expressed his hope for establishing a group of projects relating to the field of telecommunications, including the development of an ADSL system, in specific. He promised to provide Iraq with an internet system, in addition to training 10 technicians in this field in Korea. The ambassador has promised to bear the responsibility of erecting and operating the Korean exchanges (Samsung brand), which Iraq has been provided with earlier.

Despite all of the negative press that Iraq often receives, projects like these will hopefully enable Iraqi's to explore the world beyond what they receive on television as well as encourage them to give their own reports as to what is really happening in a nation that is largely known for "importing" terrorism from abroad. South Korea's generosity may be ignored and forgotten by the mainstream media but their charity will probably be remembered by Iraqi internet junkies, wherever they surf online.



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