It is almost impossible to get a real sense of what is going on in Crimea via the msm soundbites – what the Crimeans and Ukrainians feel about current events. VICE News is on the ground and has been filming over the last few days. This is ‘Dispatch Nine’ of their recent coverage, and shows how local residents feel, ahead of today’s referendum. Follow the link, and check out all the other videos.
Related: Pro-Russian Hackers Attack Nato Websites
By Mark Piggott
March 16, 2014 10:00 GMT
Ukrainian hackers pledging allegiance to Russia have successfully sabotaged several major websites belonging to Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) in an act which raises the spectre of a return to the Cold War.
As well as an Estonian cyber-security centre, Nato’s main website, www.nato.int, was temporarily offline due to what spokeswoman Oana Lungescu described as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Such attacks are coordinated to deliberately overload websites with commands and requests, causing them to fail….