Unidentified military elements moved into the centre of Simferopol on Friday, supported by columns of BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers, used throughout the former USSR. The soldiers did not wear visible insignia or carry national flags.
Earlier, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Sergey Kunitsyn said at least 13 Il-76 transport planes, capable of carrying 150 paratroopers each, had landed at a military airfield to the north of Simferopol.
(Video on issue at site. I have a backup of the video but really, its awful. If it gets pulled from YT I suppose I will have to find somewhere to upload it but not because its worth seeing. Because it is anathema to democracy itself to prevent criticism of irrational religious or political authority. This must not stand.)
Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world.
By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Google’s assertion that the removal of the film “Innocence of Muslims” amounted to a prior restraint of speech that violated the U.S. Constitution.
3. Some links on Russia and military activity. To state it again: I do not understand this situation in Ukraine other than it seems too serious not to post things reliable people send me. But I am not an expert on the region, history or motives. So please treat like raw data. If anyone has knowledge on the quality of the information or relevance, please do us all a service and post in the links. This appears to be something we all need to learn about.)
(More links will appear in comments most certainly)
4. The comments under the President’s jogging video are worth the click over to Youtube if the video isn’t. I guess since the US has no more money, military or freedoms, the only thing left to get rid of is the dignity of the office of the POTUS.
5. Mohamed Cheikh-Mohamad, 19, Ahmad Khaled Safi, 20, and Mohammed El-Mustapha, 19, each pleaded guilty in Provincial Court to one count of creating a hazard to aviation under the federal Aeronautics Act.
8. Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal. Story here
(One reader puts a bandaid over their webcam when not in use. Until they perfect infrared cams, I recommend this tactic)
Thanks M, Don L, Act for Canada, Richard,