User talk:Petri Krohn

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Liwa al-Islam launch site

Hello, I am trying to figure out which part of the intersection you had in view here -> Category_talk:UMLACA. Could you provide me with a screenshot, a description or a mark? Baldur (talk) 14:42, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

I was going to comment on this already three days ago but was too busy with other business. (Helped organize an event that made it to the number #1 news story in today's evening news on Finnish national broadcasting company YLE. :-)
Anyway, three days ago I finally found a photo, or in this case a video, that shows the spot I believe to be the most likely UMLACA launch site. It is shown between 0:18 and 0:22 on the original version of the ANNA News story. It is next to the number two lamppost to the east of the road sign. On the video it is shown behind the signs pointing to the Airport and the Southern Bypass. The spot cannot be lamppost number one, as it is shown shot down on the video.
This photo on Panoramio also shows the row of trees just south of the suspected launch site. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 04:23, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
P.S. – I also commented on WhoGhouta. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 04:53, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Welcome

Hi, Petri! Thanks for joining, no pressure to do anything, but pleasedo, or I'll jump out a window - first (ground) floor.
I hear you have done wiki stuff before. When you get a chance, can you look over the witness pages and fix anything wrong, so I can see what it looks like not wrong? Thx. - CL

Must say, Petri, you've been kicking ass widely here, esp. on 'Houla.' Too many spots to note each with its due, so let me just say here thanks for your work! --Caustic Logic 21:18, 2 October 2012 (EST)

Tit Crisis hits Finland

Got back from Strasbourg. Took the taxi straight from the airport to the Finnish National Broadcasting Company studios. While we were away, the Tit Crisis had escalated to a new level.

  • Levels of international crises:
    1. Finnish president Niinistö calls Putin to solve crisis.
    2. Finnish president Niinistö meets Putin to solve crisis.
    3. Putin cancels pre-planned meeting with Finnish president Niinistö because of crisis. ← We are now here.

At the TV headquarters my friend Dr. Bäckman gave a 5 minute interview outside the TV studios, while our taxi stood by waiting. Later in the evening it was splashed over half of the YLE.fi web page. The evenings news broadcast spent the first 5 minutes covering the latest twists of the story. Today, Friday the censorship was relaxed and the victim was finally allowed to have her say in the Finnish press. The stories covered a total of 7 pages in the two tabloids combined (front pages included). The leading Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat is now averaging two stories a day on the issue. The web-only newspaper Uusi Suomi even has my photo (second from left) on the top of front page. Luckily Turkey has just captured a Syrian passenger jet with Russians aboard. Russia will be angry at Turkey for the next few days.

Summa summarum: The Finnish government lost the media war 0-20. "Activists say" rulez! -- Petri Krohn 12:23, 13 October 2012 (EST)

Thanks, I had no idea, and still only have some idea. Tit crisis? Not the nipple-sucking Finnish doctor, I gather, but a child custody scandal (an area Russia has had some issues with, I hear), and specifically, I guess on your end, the attack on your colleague Dr. Bäckman for allegedly (per the government) misinforming the Russians. I see you there in one of those links, you handsome devil. But Finland (meaning the government?) seems to have lost? So you'll be dealing with a sore government then? Man, a whole world of things you're into I know little about - would be interested to hear more, wherever. --Caustic Logic 19:43, 13 October 2012 (EST)

Checked one of the Saturday tabloids, it has six pages on the crisis. Also gives good advise to the Finnish government: respond quickly, make accurate information available and accessible in Russian, before "activist say" rules. Good advise for Assad government too! Will fly to Moscow tomorrow morning. Will speak with "Putin", maybe things will cool down. -- Petri Krohn 09:37, 14 October 2012 (EST)

Lol! I think?--Caustic Logic 15:21, 14 October 2012 (EST)

Continued: Something happens in Luxembourg. My friend explains. (I have been in Moscow for the last two days, so I have lost track of the developments.) Putin calls Merkel, puts EU-Russia negations on Syria on hold until this urgent matter is resolved. Merkel sends Finnish foreign minister Tuomioja knocking on Lavrov's door. Some settlement is reached. Backman's academic nemesis in Finland accuses Tuomioja of compromising Finnish sovereignty. Tuomioja responds: Bullshit!

Top news in Finland at the moment (most read item on the #1 newspaper site): University of Finland revokes docent Bäckman's email access. -- Petri Krohn 07:32, 17 October 2012 (EST)

P.S.: – The leading Finnish paper Helsingin Sanomat in its English language edition compares the proportions of the crisis to that of the Note Crisis of 1961. (Featured article on German Wikipedia!) The difference is however, that president Kekkonen would have solved this issue in half-an-hour. The "Niinistö regime" shows its total incompetence.

P.P.S. – Hmmm, this raises a question of notability: I guess having an article about you on Wikipedia does not make you notable. (About 50 of my Facebook friends have articles.) You are truly notable, when someone on Wikipedia writes a Featured Article on something you and your friends made up at your kitchen table. -- Petri Krohn 08:14, 17 October 2012 (EST)

P.P.P.S. – Niinistö loyalist attempt to counter "Activist say" disinformation. Quote: "Meanwhile, in Moscow, Ambassador Hannu Himanen met a group of about a dozen Russian journalists at the press centre of the state-run news agency Ria Novosti." ? I was at the same press centre, spoke to "about" two dozen journalists + 6 TV cameras. I wonder how many cameras he had? -- Petri Krohn 08:45, 17 October 2012 (EST)

Boston terrorist bombing

Sorry guys for ignoring you for the last few days. It looks like my local terrorist cell blew up Boston. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 18:52, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

I was curious what you and your network would have to say on this. Been following loosely. Not surprised to see a Kavkaz imprint here. Some news: Tamerlan got in a fight over a sermon at the local mosque for raging against Martin Luther King, was an extremist, and visited Chechnya last year. And some people are saying Chechnya is a country of its own - in a widespread Freudian slip? Should continue to prove an interesting story, but I'll keep following only loosely. --Caustic Logic (talk) 01:34, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
CNN beat me to this. (My network took too long in making the transcript.) I Wonder why the mainstream media never found this. The big story may however be here: Is this Tamerlan Tsarnaev? (Known as muazseyfullah on YouTube.) -- Petri Krohn (talk) 02:12, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Finland today

Looks like my local terrorist chief did not quite make it to the UNSC al-Qaeda sanctions committee's terrorist list:

In March this year, the Russian Foreign Ministry called on the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee to add Storsjö to the list of international terrorists. However, Britain, France and Luxembourg toppled the Russian proposal and Storsjö stayed off the blacklist.

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 16:05, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Motives?

Moved to Talk:Alleged Chemical Attack, August 21, 2013‎#Motives?

Sorry, Petri. Someone or something is making my internet extremely slow over here today. I've been trying for an hour to just leave any comment here. Had some text I found, but it won't re-load. At this link: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/23/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE97K0AJ20130823 U.S. says this was "the regime acting like a regime," needs changed, end of story. We've seen it many times. Very sad. Now I have to go to work. Sorry I can't do more. Hopefully tonight, or tomorrow? --Caustic Logic (talk) 22:57, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

internet extremely slow – part of the information war :-( -- Petri Krohn (talk) 23:12, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
Could be. That's what I was sure of for a minute. Wrote that in desperation, it's better now and I onlyabout now have to go. So the quote is not there, but a Google search says it is. I saw it last night, but the story was swapped or edited to show instead Obama's renewed reticence to go to war, thank God. This Iranian opposition page includes it. "Reuters news agency reported on Friday that a U.S. official familiar with initial intelligence assessments said the attack appeared to be the work of the Assad government. It was "the regime acting as a regime", the official said." And "regimes" kill needlessly and get changed. So basically, the motive seems to be evil regime death wish. Assad is like the husband who beats his wife in the next room just after the cops arrive, on a domestic abuse call he first put in. Now all the wife's incoherent counter-allegations are proven, right? --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:30, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

By the way, Petri, why here instead of the talk page? --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:30, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

I am just drafting it, but had to save it somewhere before going out. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 23:36, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Is this what you wanted?

http://acloserlookonsyria.shoutwiki.com/wiki/File:Al-Bayda_Shop_Sign.png

Jokkmokks goran (talk) 20:07, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Just wanted a second opinion on the translation, but a transcription is even more valuable! Searching the Arabic words on Google indicates that it might more likely be a car service garage. (See discussion here: File talk:Al-Bayda Shop Sign.png) Anyway, I found two more images of the scene. (GRAPHIC WARNING) I think it should now be possible to locate the shop. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 20:26, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Smoky Volcano Splash

If you want a smoky volcano impact site (splash) with no vegetation involved have a look at Adra: one chemical rockets, which targeted the city and the events of black smoke on the walls and roads on 05/08/2013

Not affecting vegetation is important because Sarin can attack plants but not walls and roadways. --Charles Wood (talk) 08:59, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Sashko Bily

Did you see that leaked video of Right Sektor coordinator for Western Ukraine Oleksandr Muzychko? I could watch that for hours. ;o) --CE (talk) 23:05, 24 March 2014 (UTC

He can now enjoy his 72 virgins.
As for videos, I did see your link but found it a bit boring, repetitive. I prefer this one much more:

P.S. – I am sorry CE if I am too curious, but I would like to ask a question. Adam calls you a "she", but I have thought it may refer to the implicit gender of your other pseudonym. Do you or "CE" have a gender that can be publicly revealed? The reason I ask, is not knowing the gender of the person you are speaking with may sometimes lead to misunderstandings, especially when discussion delicate subjects such as violence. (Now, if you are "she", then I can better understand your appreciation of the Sashko Bily video. :-)