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The website of Panama's National Assembly has been out of action since 9 January after hackers briefly posted the US flag there. According to Reuters, unnamed officials accordingly suspect the attack may have come from the US, possibly provoked by the election to the legislature's presidency last September of Pedro Miguel …

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Business as usual for the US

Democracy's great as long as you choose our preferred candidate.

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Coat

Democracy and freedom, US style !!

Of course, the US is all for democracy and freedom. You are free to vote how you like just so long as they are for the candidates we (the US) wants. Do it any other way and we'll invade you commie-fascist-terrorist dictatorship, torture your citizens, rape your women and steal^H^H^H^H^H acquire your resources !!

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Just because you're democratic...

...doesn't mean we have to like you. It just means we can't moan at you *for being undemocratic*. Elect a goat as president and a sheep as foreign minister and you won't expect to do much business with other nations at the governmental level. Elect a wanted man, and you're saying "Screw you." which is fine and dandy, so long as you're prepared to live with being ignored or sidelined or treated less favourably.

Let's face it, democracy's mostly just another way to fuck up choosing your nation's leaders. It just has the safety in numbers thing.

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Way to go western hackers!

Finally western hackers doing something!! You always read about Russian, chinese, *insert non-western nation here* hackers taking down websites for opposition political parties or governments. Now its the west's turn!

To quote Churchill:

"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the other ones that have been tried."

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@Ishkandar

if the president was wanted by British authorities for killing a British soldier . be saying the hacker was trying to enforce British view of the world ?

Or would you be saying you would buy the hacker a pint at the local pub ?

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@Iglethal

Dont approve of their choice of government? Blow their website down to prove how democratic you are.....

As stated by an AC a couple of posts up, the US is under no obligation whatsoever to deal with another country whose head of state they disapprove of. In the end they probably will and for the same reason that the UK were prepared to work with former terriorist Menachem Begin - practicality......

But that does not make blowing down a website by a couple of high school kids a patriotic act. It makes it what these things almost always are - an act of mindles vandalism.

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I thought that historical precedent

suggests that America will fund terrorism until the democracy is replaced by a fascist that they like. In twenty years they'll invade and remove him anway.

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