24 September, 2006

Traffic from Iraq?

It's not visible in google analytics. My brother, a US Marine in Iraq, visits my blog periodically. I know, because he references topics in emails to me. However, the little orange dot does not appear in google analytic's "Geo Map Overlay."

I'm assuming then, that the military bases in Iraq (and likely elsewhere around the world) don't use in-country IT infrastructure. That's likely not possible in Iraq anyway, since if it even exists these days, it's likely pretty crappy. But, if the military uses some US IT infrastructure (satellites likely), wouldn't traffic still show up? I guess not, since it's not. Maybe they don't want website and/or blog owners around the world to know that there are US military forces in Baghdad.

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