US! .gov! shuts Saddam! sprog! Yahoo! account!
Sins of the father
Yahoo! Has shut down Saddam Hussein's son's email account following an intervention by the US government.
A message posted late last month on the site of Iraq's official daily Baghdad Babil, which is published by Uday Hussein, said Uday should now be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WorldNetDaily.comreports that the message stated that the US Treasury Department ordered Yahoo! to cancel Uday's former address, even though his paper had paid for the service. Baghdad Babil condemned the action and said it illustrated the "US administration's foolishness and shortsightedness when dealing with other people, and with its own people."
The note went on to say that it reserved the right to sue Yahoo! for canning Uday's email service.
Somehow we can't see this one going to court any time soon.
And as far as the smooth running of the newspaper goes the cancellation of its publisher's former email
Address seems to be the least of its worries.
The online version of the newspaper has not been updated since November 19, and the Iraqi Ministry of Information has reportedly suspended publication of the paper for one month. ®