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Auslander reports on refugees from the Ukraine and how to help them

The situation in Novorossiya for civilians in many areas is critical. In the areas under heavy and continuous bombardment food is scarce. Water in Slavyansk area is stopped some days ago. Electric also. The other important part of water supply, the removal of sewage, well, the Ukes shot those plants to pieces also. The situation in Kramtorsk is even worse, so bad that there are civilian bodies in the streets,

June 18th IRAQ SITREP by Mindfriedo

I would like to thank the Saker for permitting me to post these updates. They are mostly open source. I just compile them. There were a few commentators (appreciate all your support) who had asked about Daash and the future of Iraq. I am no expert here. However, please refer to this link:   http://m.policymic.com/articles/91127/to-understand-the-crisis-in-Iraq-follow-the-pipelines   It shows how Daash is establishing control and earning revenue through oil. This oil

June 17th IRAQ SITREP by Mindfriedo

16th June: Iraqi Airforce hits Daash targets in Tal Afar 16th June: All heavy military equipment is shifted by Daash from Mosul. They have taken most heavy equipment to Syria. 16th June: The Bathist governor of Mosul, Colonel Hashem al-Jammas, is ensuring twenty hours of power supply to Mosul residents as opposed to two hours being provided previously. 16th June: Saudi Arabia has blamed the current government for the ongoing

Several important announcements about the Saker blog

Soon a daily “Iraq SITREP” on the Saker blog!Dear friends,Many of you have probably noticed that one of our regular readers and commentators, Mindfriedo, has been posting very interesting updates about the situation in Iraq.  In fact, his posts were so interesting that I have asked him to “upgrade” them to full SITREPs to be posted alongside Juan’s and mine.  Mindfriedo has agreed to do so and, God willing, his

Message to the readers of this blog from Juan

‘A scorecard for the US “lukewarm war” on Russia – strategic and tactical levels‘ is an excellent synopsis by The Saker of the entire situation in Ukeland, Novorossiya and the World.  When I first came in contact with Saker I realized within a nanosecond that he and most of the posters on this blog were intellectually far above my narrow view. I am a ‘nuts and bolts’ man and I

A scorecard for the US “lukewarm war” on Russia – strategic and tactical levels

First, I have to explain the title: “A scorecard for US war on Russia”: what we are witnessing today is beyond any doubt a US war on Russia, except that it that is is neither quite “cold” nor “hot”: it’s tepid, lukewarm.  Not for the people dying of course, but by it’s choice of methods.  It is not a Cold War because people are dying, because tanks, artillery and airpower

Novorussian TV channel and video streams

Dear friends,Just came back from a couple of wonderful days exploring the beautiful lower Suwannee River (roughly between Fanning Springs and the Gulf of Mexico) and it will take me a few hours to get back to civilization and get organized (Juan is also exhausted to he will take a day off). Right now just I wanted to share with those of you who can understand Russian two websites where

June 13th Combat SITREP by Juan

1. Fighting central Mariupol near Novorossiya command post. Increasing intensity 06:15 13 June. 2. Minimum 3 main battle tanks Nats Army outside Lugansk captured by Army Novorossiya and are in use by new owners.  3. White Phosphor artillery shells used to bombard several villages around Slavyansk and Slavyansk City late evening and night. Fires in one village and Slavyansk City. 4. Unconfirmed but deemed reliable sources indicate chemical weapons and/or biological

Ukraine SITREP June 11th, 16:28 UTC/Zulu: is something changing?

Combat SITREP by Juan 1. Nats Army offer of civilian evacuation corridors rejected. Corridors led only west in to national guard/right sector unit areas and demanded self defense units disarm and surrender. 2. Continuing heavy bombardment of Slavyansk and outlying areas. Confirmed 4 children under age 10 killed last 3 days. Living areas and industry areas targeted including 15.2 cm howitzers and Grad. 3. краснолиманскому area confirmed 2 Grad units

The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews

I am deeply grateful to Israel Shamir for submitting this most interesting article about a very complex topic which he knows extremely well.  One more thing: now this is a post in which obviously a discussion of Jews and their role in the Ukrainian crisis is highly appropriate and I therefore invite such comments as long as they are fact-based and logically presented.  Anti-Jewish rants or other racist nonsense will,

Various “housekeeping” issues

1.  From tomorrow afternoon until Sat late morning (all US Eastern time) I will be gone and I will have only sporadic access to the Internet (I will be enjoying some badly needed time off with my wife on the Suwannee River: photographing wildlife, freediving in springs, exploring various wildlife refuges, swamps and conservation areas).  Before I leave I will post an “empty post” which I will leave as an

Why the US-Russian nuclear balance is as solid as ever

Ok. Today I am going to address the nuclear threat canard one last time.  After that, I will just ignore this topic which, frankly, is a waste of time.  Here are two comments which were recently posted on the blog: “Security experts in the U.S. do not agree that Russia has a credible nuclear deterrent. The story is that the Russian nuclear force is in disrepair and that the U.S.

June 8th combat SITREP by “Juan”

1. Confirmed view live stream Grad missile battery firing salvos outskirts Slavyansk early morning 08.08.2014 2. Reports of Russian armored columns crossing in the Novorossiya at sunup 08.06.2014 are false. 3. Strong bombardment of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk still. Ukraine tanks firing in to living areas both cities as part of bombard. 4. Civilian casualties reported from on going artillery attack Slavyansk, 15.2 cm howitzer and 12.2 cm mortar in use

June 7th combat SITREP by “Juan”

Question by The Saker: Did the Border Control Headquarters really fall to Donbas Army? Juan’s reply: Yes, done deal since yesterday morning. Lots of vids showing Donbas Army allowing the prisoners to leave after they changed in to civilian clothes and some vids showing Donbas Army going through the building and armories. Found was a got a ton of weapons and ammo including RPG’s and MG’s, at least two BTR’s in

Media rage in Russia – how long can the Kremlin resist it?

It is always tricky to try to get a sense of what is happening in a country by parsings its media as there is often a big disconnect between what the talking heads say and what most of the people really feel.  And yet, this can a useful exercise in the following circumstances:A) The media is pretty tightly controlled by the regime in power at which point is can be

June 6th combat SITREP update by “Juan”

1. Commo around Slavyansk is busy with reports of much movement of Nats forces. 2. Semenovka is under continuous bombardment since 07:00 06.06.2014. Vast areas are destroyed. Grad missiles are used but not in salvo. 15.2 cm howitzers and 12.2 cm mortars plus heavy field guns and tank cannon. 3. Lugansk City proper is under air attack 18:05 06.06.2014. At least 2 Su25 aircraft attacked living areas. Casualties unknown. 4.

June 5th combat SITREP update by “Juan”

Красный Лиман Krasni Liman was taken by Ukraine Army and national guard 04 June 2014. Replacement Mi24 attack helicopters have arrived in Ukraine as replacements for the Ukraine Army losses in Donbas. Confirmed. Strong bombardments Slavyansk City and outlying towns and villages commenced 05:00 local time 05.06.2014. Civilian casualties unknown. National guard/right sector entered Railroad Hospital Krasni Liman and shot dead 37 wounded Donbas Army soldiers and civilians and at

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