random musings / rant

Spare a thought

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Fury, and a pledge to finally confront barbarism, is an appropriate response here. Not abuse of the tragedy for inconsequential political gain.

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9 thoughts on “Spare a thought

  1. These days Ukrainian claims after ANY international tragedy, incident, terrorist attack and catastrophe, that it was Russia and the All-Mighty God of Ukraine (Putin) who is behind that, no longer make me facepalm. Granted, this happens so often and so predictable, that I soon would stop even laughing at them either. To paraphrase one common Russian saying, “who read net-svidomoties no longer laughs at circus”.

    I’d like to use this opportunity to remind both the Ukrainians and the whole “Civilized world” at large, about another event that happened on July 15, 2014:

    This day Ukrainian airforce committed a war crime – a series of airstrikes against civilian areas of Snezhnoye, native town on this woman, Marina Genova. In 6:30 AM, while most of the people were still asleep Ukrainian plane launched its missiles. First barrage hit the 5-story apartment building. 11 civilians were killed, 10 more maimed and wounded. Second barrage hit the office of local tax service. Thankfully, it was still closed and empty.

    This was just one of many instances of gross violation of human rights and war crimes against the civilians committed by Ukrainian “Warriors of Light”. I don’t remember anyone among our liberasts and democratic Media changing their awatars, or hash-tag #PrayForDonbassChildren holding all day long. Nothing like that.

    What various net-savvy EuroUkrs are saying now in connection with what happened (and keeps happening) only confirms their self-embraced, defiant status of “Cynical Banderites”:

    Personally, I don’t think that either the current regime in France, or the collective West will draw any positive lessons from what just happened. Monsieur Holland will (for the 3rd time in less than 2 years) promise, that We Won’t Be Frightened, that We Will Be Strong. For the THIRD time in less than 2 years the world landmarks would be re-coloured in the French national flag. All possible handshakable hash-tags will be trendy and popular for a couple of days more. And then… the collective West will do everything to counter its one and only TRUE THREAT – aggressive, nationalistic and unpredictable Russia. Surely, more sanctions and a few more fighter jets in Estonia will prevent France (or maybe Britain… or Italy… or Sweden… or…) from any new terrorist attacks.

    P.S. Hash-tag “#NiceAttack” looks, well… double entendre.

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    • ‘These days Ukrainian claims after ANY international tragedy, incident, terrorist attack and catastrophe, that it was Russia and the All-Mighty God of Ukraine (Putin) who is behind that, no longer make me facepalm. Granted, this happens so often and so predictable, that I soon would stop even laughing at them either.’
      The phenomenon is still relatively new to me – I made my first forays into social media a mere 2 months ago with the Twitter account. But you know what? After witnessing the general demagoguery and deficit of useful information there, I’m considering a return to my previous life of books, journals, email and occasional news.
      Also, Russia’s not only aggressive, nationalistic and unpredictable, but has a black hole where its ethics should be and is in the process of killing its criminal law. Truly, this makes IS look like a kid in a Halloween costume by comparison!

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      • “Also, Russia’s not only aggressive, nationalistic and unpredictable, but has a black hole where its ethics should be and is in the process of killing its criminal law. Truly, this makes IS look like a kid in a Halloween costume by comparison!”

        [Blink-blink]

        J.T., how are you doing that?! It was right now, several hours age when I in a very roundabout way read these 2 wonderful, super-plus-good articles by Carnegie Center (Moscow)!

        Well, let’s admit it. It’s not insects and house pets who are spying on you – it’s YOU, who is spying on Russians! 🙂

        P.S. I’ve spent half a week explaining to my foreign friends that, NO, Yarovaya Package did not ban the religion in Russia. Which was claimed by a very “totally-not-spereading-disinformation-here” user of a political forum where I’m banned since 2015. 14 pages of lively discussion, with opinions running from “Yeah! Russia finally striking a blow ‘gainst outdated concept of religion! Lagalize all!”, “ArrrghЪ! Now Putin will purge all Muslims” and “Back to USSR, comrades! Czar Premier Putin will bring back the worse of it!”.

        Links to the law in question? Pffffft! Who needs that?! No, instead the OP gave links to several articels by The Economist, TNYT and RFE. Winner here was the New YOKE Times, that claimes (again – unsourced) that the law forbids the worship outside of specially designated places.

        Then I spent days reading, collating and translating all relevant parts of the legislation. Naturally – it says nothing about banning the religion in Russia. Other not brain-dead users noticed that the OP wrote untrue headline and the whole premise is “loaded”. But it’s too late. People didn’t even bother to click the links anymore. For them “Russia bans smth” needs no check ot proof. Days, weeks, months, years later they might say in conversation: “Hold on! I know for sure that Russia banned all religion! I read about this!”. And there will be no use trying to correct such already deep-rooted views.

        What that OP did was a clear example of information warfare against Russia. But, I guess, no one will really call his BS and ask “When wiil your CIA handlers give you a promotion?”. OTOH, claiming that pro-Russian users are in employ of Kremlin and Putin is totally not trolling by this crowd standard.

        The same goes for the Ukraine. After all, they generate an informational noise cloud. And “millions of screaming fanatics can’t be wrong” (c).

        P.P.S. Carnegie’s piece on Nikita Belykh’s arrest is especially pathetic. Now fighting the corruption in Russia is bad – when the bribe-taker is a liberal!

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