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Reader Selected News Items added to the Cafe Sidebar

Our ‘News RSS’ page allows our commentators to search, read, and add selected news links. At this time we have two volunteers, Franz and Windspotter who spend part of each day locating interesting and relevant news stories and then providing the links in the ‘News RSS’. The 10 latest news items are now being display in the sidebar of the ‘Cafe’. The news link feature is available to all to

Two additional Moderators are needed

We recently lost two of our moderators. Pamela flew off to Vladivostok to learn Russian and maybe stay for a few years. Karin left in early January to tend to her personal affairs. We now are in need of coverage from 11pm GMT to 4am GMT. We also could use a part time moderator to cover occasional holes in our coverage. The key requirement for a moderator is the ability

Trolls 101 —- How To Identify Trolls And Forum Spies

The following comment was selected by mod-kl from this post. Mod-kl found this dissertation on the various troll techniques to be quite well written and very education. We think other members of the saker community would also enjoy it. by Anonymous How To Identify Trolls And Forum Spies (Cryptome) Cointelpro Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum. There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of

Comment software has been rolled back to old version

Tonight we experienced 5 hours outage when no one was able to enter comments. Even the mods were locked out of the system. This is the second time we have experienced this problem, the other time was for a much shorter time period. Then about 9am GMT everything started working again. Have not yet identified the problem, but the only change that has been made recently is the ‘new comment’

New Features: Up/Down Voting has been Removed

Saker has decided that up/down voting will be removed. The ‘read more’ will be retained. Thank you all for your feed back. Saker has asked me to place this in the ‘blog, announcements’ for enhanced visability. My apologizes if you have already reviewed this information. I also have added the current reactions to the changes. Please provide your reactions … if changes are not wanted they will be removed. The

USA…and Russia from a 12 year old’s perspective circa 1959

The following comment was selected by mod-fk from this post. His recommendation stated: “I found it disarmingly simple and heartfelt! In 1959, my generation was about eight on average. We already understood things well beyond our years without being able to express or change them. This post by Teranam13 has the common touch. I think we can all understand the cry from the heart which it puts so well. Perhaps

The Empire and the Battle for the Human Soul

The moderators have noticed a dramatic increase in the spiritual posting in the cafe and the mods thought that this one was quite good and very representative. It was taken from our current Cafe of Oct 14 2016. comment by Aivazovsky The current conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine are the most recent and most visible components of a deeper struggle for the future of the human soul – a process

MH17 Report Taken Apart by Saker Reader

This comment was chosen by Mod KL from the post  “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/09/30”. Mod KL found the comment to be a good summation regarding Ukraine and flight MH 17, it was of a reasonable length, and contained detailed information. Comment by Terry “All that can be said is that the question of who shot down MH17 remains unresolved, primarily due to blatant interference in the investigation by the NATO powers.”That

The Debate … Winning by Losing

The presidential debate has generated a lot of comments here on thesaker.is. The moderators have read many different views. The moderators all found this comment by  TooLegit2Quit well worth reading, it one of the many responses to Saker’s Debate rant. It is being published in Commenters Corner for wider readership. Comment by TooLegit2Quit I have somewhat of a different take. While I generally agree with both Saker and Pepe, that Trump

Moves and Counter Moves

This comment was chosen by Mod-FK from the post “Why the recent developments in Syria show that the Obama Administration is in a state of confused agony” Mod-FK had this to say about the comment ” A very good summary of a complex and still fluid situation. The complexity of the warring departments of the USA is not easy to comb out. As Tolstoy said: “All happy families are alike.

Leary Howl

This comment was chosen by Mod DG from the post  “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/09/16”. Dennis Leary, one of our contributing poets in the ‘Cafe’ wrote this short comment reflecting his emotional reaction to the events of the day. Mod-DG found it enchanting, heartfelt and worthy of wider publication. Comment by Dennis Leary   I’m feeling the love again this morning with the rising of the sun after a full moon

Andrew Korybko analysis of Turkish coup attempt

Andrew Korybko left a link to his latest Turkish analysis in our comments section. I have copied the article in full here. I communicated with Saker and it was decided that the article should be published under commenter’s corner for greater reader exposure. Original link http://katehon.com/article/post-coup-turkey-will-be-distinctly-eurasian  saker-webmaster   by Andrew Korybko The aftermath of the failed US-directed and Gulen-inspired coup attempt is already making itself clear, with Prime Minister Yildirim stating

Remembrance of Things Past

This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/05/10 … Open Thread”. The moderator found this comment created impressionist images of childhood. Where the future and world is yet to unfold; parents, grandparents and old pets still live and everyday is an endless adventure. By ioan   thanks BroAnon for the link – as usual – there are a lot of videos regarding this subject,

Chaos….Success!

This comment, in response to the post ‘The Daesh Chronicles:…”, was selected by mod-hs. He felt that it provided an alternative view of the current world situation, a view that sees everything going quite well for the US and NATO, with all goals being met. Quite cynical and thought provoking. by FromSerbia The author writes: “It was as if they did not learn from Afghanistan…Iraq…Libya” My question is – learn

Century of War

The following comment, in response to ‘Saker’s rant’ about Europe, was selected by mod-hs.  Auslander is both a commentor and a contributor to thesaker.is. He currently resides in Sevastopol, Crimea RF. with his wife and their dogs. The comment covers current Russia, its war’s with Europe and its historical relationship to the Byzantine Empire. by Auslander Saker, what you wrote is not a rant, I would liken it more to an almost

Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/02/05 … Open Thread

Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. In the Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

Is Turkey Waging War on Russia in Crimea, the Caucasus, and Central Asia? …. Sputnik News Interviews Saker

One of our readers found this today and posted it in our open thread. The full article is now posted here for all to read. link to original on sputnik news… webmaster Sputnik written by Ekaterina Blinova What is taking place today is a battle for global dominance, waged by major Western geopolitical players, and what is at stake here is the future of our planet, an anonymous US analyst

Crimea SITREP … by Auslander

SitRep Sevastopol and Krimea 30.11.2015 While citizens in Sevastopol are getting used to the deprivations from the power cut off, the lack of power is still extant. 1. Russia Army is sending a complete field hospital to Krimea. The hospital is complete including a surgical ward and diagnostic center with the most modern diagnostic machines. It is my understanding that this hospital will be used in the more rural areas

A HYBRID WAR TO BREAK THE BALKANS? …. by Andrew Korybko

A HYBRID WAR TO BREAK THE BALKANS? By Andrew KORYBKO In the spirit of the New Cold War and following on its success in snuffing out South Stream, the US has prioritized its efforts in obstructing Russia’s Balkan Stream pipeline, and for the most part, they’ve regretfully succeeded for the time being. The first challenge came from the May 2015 Color Revolution attempt in Macedonia, which thankfully was repulsed by

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