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Saudi Arabia Does a Gaza in Yemen

by Soraya-Sepehrpour-Ulrich ‘Shared Values’: The Washington – Wahhabi Alliance Shortly after 911, Washington declared ‘war on terror’ – a war with a death toll of over 2 million innocent lives (not counting America’s drone hunts), the maimed, the refugees, as well as the environmental effects of America’s war on terror. Washington declared al-Qaeda as its number one enemy, a trend continued by Obama who declared ‘war on al-Qaeda’. Yet Washington

Ukraine SITREP April 23, 2015 by Scott

Ukraine War on Novorossia 1. LPR Military Leader: “The Biggest Victory Is to Create Authorities That Will Think About People” [Source] The famous Donbass militia leader Alexei Mozgovoi is now part of the People’s Militia (army) of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). Despite this official position, today he is one of the main critics of the LPR leadership. 2. Fights In Donbass 23.04.2014 [Source] April 22, 2015 /Donbass/ – UPDATE

Ukraine SITREP April 22, 2015 by Scott

As President Putin and the patriotic part of the Russian government emphasize, Russia won’t be involved in any wars or military conflicts, unless there is a direct attack on Russia itself. The whole world can go up in flames, but as long as no one attacks Russia, she won’t let her military to move a finger. Of course, designing, producing and selling weapons, along with allowing the volunteers to go

What does Putin want? A major analysis by Rostislav Ishchenko (must read!)

Foreword by the Saker: The analysis below is, by far, the best I have seen since the beginning of the conflict in the Ukraine.  I have regularly posted analyses by Ishchenko on this blog before, because I considered him as one of the best analysts in Russia.  This time, however, Ishchenko has truly produced a masterpiece: a comprehensive analysis of the geostrategic position of Russia and a clear and, I

Ukraine SITREP April 21th, by Raskolnikova

1)Ukraine’s parliament has defined the start date of the “Russian aggression” Парламент Украины определил дату начала «российской агрессии» Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a resolution which demanded Russia immediately withdraw its troops from the Ukraine and to stop supporting the “people’s republic”. The document defines the date of commencement of aggression – February 20. http://top.rbc.ru/politics/21/04/2015/55360e499a7947316e6c4425 2)The number of refugees from Ukraine exceeded 800 thousands. Число беженцев из Украины превысило 800

Real world vs “TV reality” – is a war inevitable?

We have all heard the irresponsible statements coming from US politicians and, which is far more worrisome, generals: Putin must be ‘stopped’ and Russia must ‘not be allowed’ to achieve her various nefarious goals.  A typical such statement was recently made by retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey: Because so far NATO’s reaction to Putin’s aggression has been to send a handful of forces to the Baltics to demonstrate ‘resolve,’ which

A place in between

Note: following Desecrated Shrines, this is the second eyewitness report about daily life in Novorussia sent to my by the Saker Community representative in Novorussia, Dagmar Henn, Team Leader German Saker Blog who has found the time to write this text while reorganizing the German blog. The Saker A place in between by Dagmar Henn It´s a cold, but sunny morning when we start for Oktiaborskii, another one of the

Direct Line with Vladimir Putin

Direct Line with Vladimir Putin was broadcast live on Channel One, Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels, and Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations. During the live broadcast that lasted 3 hours and 57 minutes, the President answered 74 questions out of the over 3 million that were received. * * * Direct Line programme host Kirill Kleymenov: Good afternoon. You are watching Direct Line with President Vladimir Putin. Here in the studio today are Maria Sittel and Kirill Kleymenov. Direct Line programme

Ukraine weekly SITREP by Baaz (and request for comments!!!)

Dear friends, Since my three research assistants are writing SITREPs from Monday through Saturday, a reader – Baaz – has offered to write weekly Ukraine SITREPs on Sundays covering the full past week.  Below you will find his first weekly Ukraine SITREP.  Please read through it and let us know what he should do differently/better and how he can improve them.  Since *you*, the reader, are the ‘end user’ for

Ukraine SITREP April 17th, by Raskolnikova

1) Deputy of the Head of EU diplomacy will hold talks in Moscow. Замглавы дипломатии ЕС проведет переговоры в Москве. http://ria.ru/politics/20150417/1059089838.html The deputy head of EU diplomacy, Helga Schmid will hold in Moscow on Friday talks with Russian diplomats, during which, in particular, it is planned to discuss the situation in Ukraine, relations between Moscow and Brussels and the Iranian nuclear program. 2) War as a reagent paper. Война как

Important Saker Blog Community News and Various Requests for Assistance!

Dear friends, Christ is Risen! The last couple of weeks have brought us a mixed bag of news: some good, some bad and some outright ugly.  Let’s begin with the good stuff: Dagmar Henn safely back from Novorussia Our Saker Community representative – Dagmar Henn – has safely returned form her trip to Novorussia and she has already begun writing her travel reports (for the first one please click here). 

Ukraine SITREP April 16th, by Scott

President Putin’s 2015 Q&A marathon LIVE UPDATES http://rt.com/news/250185-putin-live-conference-2015/ Regardless of what is said and done to contribute to the tragedy of Ukraine, we shall keep our focus on one and only constant: the Empire, US and NATO, has initiated the war against Russia. The Empire is coming for Russian natural resources. Russia, on the other hand, is fighting for its survival. Donbass is David who fights with the NATO Goliath.

Ukraine Analysis by the Saker: a “Croatian” attack scenario?

M2A RIP It is pretty clear that the chances of peace, which were always tiny, are getting worse and worse by the day.   I personally never believed that the Minsk-2 Agreement (M2A) would be implemented by the Kiev junta and I am not in the least surprised.  The most what the junta could do was to withdraw some (not even most!) of its heavy weapons and then bring news ones

Ukraine SITREP April, 15nd, 2015 by Scott

Ladies and gentlemen, looks like ceasefire in Ukraine is now officially over. The regime started escalating their attacks on the 10th already, and launched a full on attack along the whole western front on the day of Orthodox Easter. What do the Russians call a NATO Rapid Reaction Force? Speed bump. The absolute histerium of Verteidigungsministerium. Ukraine never seizes to amaze us… By legally labeling the Soviet Union “criminal regime”

People and Chess Figures

by Rostislav Ichshenko translated by Evgenia Source: http://cont.ws/post/77563 Chess is an ancient game that reproduces military actions with enviable accuracy. The development of the computer technology allowed for the creation of colorful strategic computer games, in the best of which the victory is arrived at by balancing multiple parameters (including the economy, natural resources, etc). Nevertheless, none came close to replicating the real strategic situation at the level achievable in

The Saker interviews Sheikh Imran Hosein (part II)

Note: Having listened to this 2nd part I am particularly impressed by two statements of Sheikh Imran Hosein in particular: first, that the highest authority of the Quran allows for a free choice of religion, something I was not aware of, and second the Sheikh’s absolutely correct stance that the first ones to make a list of wrongs committed by Orthodox Christians against Muslims should be the Orthodox themselves.  There

Does Serbia have a future?

by Sergei Pravosudov translated by Evgenia source: http://www.odnako.org/blogs/est-li-u-serbii-budushchee/ Thanks to the development of a Russian-Serbian energy co-operation. I began to frequent Serbia. At first I was fascinated by this country, as the people are friendly to Russians, but it soon became clear to me that the Serbian elite behave differently. I was told that almost all the representatives of the Serbian political elite have certain relations with the intelligence agencies:

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