Conflicts

On Thursday a first hearing on possible Russian meddling during the American election campaign was held with a committee in the US Senate.

CNN: “..There were upwards of 1,000 paid Internet trolls working out of a facility in Russia, in effect, taking over series of computers, which is then called a ‘botnet,’ ” -Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said Wednesday – “If you Googled ‘election hacking’ leading up to the election and immediately afterwards, you wouldn’t get Fox or ABC, The New York Times, what you got is four out of the first five news stories that popped up were Russian propaganda . “

 

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According to BBC the same Warner said: “.. They did this with an unprecedented level of sophistication.”

In this way the senator sounds as an echo of “Radio Echo Moscow’s” chief editor Alexei Venediktov, when he, some five years ago, described the Russian hackers DDoS attacks during the Duma elections in 2011, with these words: “..the attack..was prepared .. with great sensitivity and expertise “.

What then, had taken place?

(Quote from the previously linked article in russian:) “On the day of parliamentary elections December 4 several large Russian informational resources were exposed to hacker attacks. ‘Echo Moscow,’ ‘Kommersant’, ‘Sion.ru’, ‘Bolshoi Gorod’ magazine – but also ‘New York Times’, and ‘ Golos’ , a monitoring organization’s website and its main Internet project ‘Map over transgressions’ , ceased to function “.

“Golos” , what I know, subsequently had to put down both its site and all their operations in Russia. They fell under the biased law aboutforeign agents“.

Does Russian hackers really play such a great role in global governance, these days ? “No“, says Putin. Well ..

 

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About the same subject – in russianin swedish

That Ukrainian Orthodox distance themselves from the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch does not sound so strange, considering the Russian-Ukrainian conflict nowadays. But we are talking about those Ukrainian Orthodox that until today have been under the Moscow Patriarchate ! Not those who are under the Kiev Patriarchate.

In the days have thus been held a gathering where some emotional reactions, but also church consistent views have been noticed. The subject of indignation is the meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Franciscus at the airport in Havana February 12, and especially the Joint Declaration that was signed by both church leaders there. The Moscow Patriarchate Orthodox residents in Ukraine feels apparently completely misguided, and categorizes the things they suffered, as “..worse than during the communist era,” and they compares the Patriarch’s actions with Judas’ betrayal.

Parts of a performance can be heard on the clip below. It is Bishop Longin who speak, and some sentences I’ve translated into english – see below clip!

 

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(source: Meduza )
“Ilim”, a pro-Moscow separatist in Lugansk in eastern Ukraine, was never called as a witness in the trial against the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, which yesterday – 22/3 – was on the second day of the Reading of the verdict, the day when also the sentence – 22 years in prison – was pronounced. Yes, she was considered guilty, according to the judges, of acting as coordinator for fire which lead to the death of two Russian journalists on June 17, 2014.

Ilim ..

“Ilim’s” data is completely at odds with the prosecution, but proving wholly or partially in favor of the defense.

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Almost only terrible news, wherever you look. What if we look at, or dream about,  something not so bad. Something more ..positive. Like strawberries !

Strawberry fields

It reminds me about an old Beatles song. But with such a floating text… I tried to manage it with only one flute.

Is there any hope?

 

 

 

 

Ironically, the place where the highest death rates were counted was Bataclan, a concert hall, where the “Eagles of Death Metal” appeared. This name doesn’t need to be translated into english. Well, the “Death Metal Eagles” arrived. Not those who handled the musical instruments only (whoever they were), but those who held the Kalashnikov’s – undisputed death metal – and shouted “Allah Akbar!”

Death Metal

But how sad and lamentable that such bloody and grisly deeds be undertaken while people exclaims “God is great!”. Which is what “Allah Akbar” is said to mean.

I look in the Qur’an, and finds that it sometimes speaks of the Creator with equally impressive words as the Bible. Muslims faith in the Creator is in some respects at least as beautifully worded, as my Christian faith is.

But their faith in the Redeemer and Savior is not formulated at all. And this if something is tragic, because the apostle taught that: “Whoever denies the Son has not the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also.” (1 Jn. 2:23)
Yes, “Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? It is the Antichrist who denies the Father and the Son” (1 Jn. 2:22)

Maybe not so beautiful in Qur’an-faithful Muslim ears. But true.

How ever impressive the words are which we use to express that we believe in a creator, the truth is the opposite, if we deny Jesus, the Son of God.

Something that militant Islamists definitely do, in word and deed.

 

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