Saker Community Translations

Why Did RT Hire Liberals That Are Bringing Harm to Russia? (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated and captioned by Leo. Guess who started the cycle of documentaries about the “main people of the country” on the state channel RT Russia? From the editor-in-chief of the disgusting Russophobic radio station Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov. It is this person who, in violation of the law, does not liquidate the media despised by the people, according to RT, is worthy of the title of “the main person

‘Truce with US occupiers is now over’: Iraq’s Sheikh al-Khazali

http://middleeastobserver.net/truce-with-us-occupiers-is-now-over-iraqs-sheikh-al-khazali/ Description: Secretary General of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement, Sheikh Qais al-Khazali, announced in an interview with Iraqi state television that the truce that ‘resistance factions’ provided US occupying forces weeks ago had now ended. Al-Khazali explained that the truce was now over because US occupying forces did not meet the main condition of providing a timetable for their withdrawal from Iraq. The other key condition was that the

Expert explains Yemen’s global strategic value & why US/Saudis want it

http://middleeastobserver.net/expert-explains-yemens-global-strategic-value-why-us-saudis-want-it/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtTiaZ73oqU&feature=youtu.be Description: An expert on Yemen, Hassan Shaaban, explains the global strategic importance of Yemen and its Bab al-Mandeb waterway, and thus underlines the motives of the American-Saudi military campaign in the impoverished country. Source: Al-Manar TV via Kalam Siyasi (YouTube Channel) Date: Oct 25, 2020 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript:   Hassan Shaaban, Expert in Yemeni

Russian and Belorussian Defense Ministers Give Important Update on Belarus

  Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leo. Meeting took place on October 27, 2020. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu: Good day, dear colleagues. The Republic of Belarus was and remains our closest neighbour, reliable ally and strategic partner. This is particularly important under the current conditions of international instability, when the mistrust in relations between countries is growing, when attempts are made to undermine the basis of the international

Saudi-led blockade keeps lifeblood Yemeni port at standstill

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/saudi-led-blockade-keeps-lifeblood-yemeni-port-at-standstill-news-report/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szlry1As6jQ Description: News report on the deteriorating situation at Yemen’s lifeblood port of Al Hudaydah caused by the Saudi-led blockade. Source: RT Arabic Date: October 24, 2020 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: RT reporter: A complete standstill and empty berths with no commercial ships nor humanitarian aid… This is the

Naqqash: I predict US civil war after 2020 Presidential Election

From : http://middleeastobserver.net/naqqash-i-predict-us-civil-war-after-2020-presidential-election/ Description: In a recent interview with Syrian television, senior Lebanese political analyst Anees Naqqash says that he predicts that an American ‘civil war’ will ensue from the 2020 US presidential election on November 3, regardless of whether Donald Trump wins or loses the election. Source: Syrian Al-Akhbariya, via the ‘Kalam Siyasi’ YouTube channel Date: October 11, 2020 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing

Former USSR Republics Are Going Crazy. Russia Doesn’t Stop Them. (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leo. Note for video: If the subtitles are off compared to the text below, it’s because YouTube has changed their captioning system and it is a worse update than usual. This time it doesn’t allow me to update the saves from the original translation file. Next time I will try a different method.   Apparently Azerbaijan’s war against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, which filled the

If the Burevestnik Cruise Missile Is a Joke, Then Why Are Anglo-Saxons Worrying? (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leo. The phrase “filmed at Mosfilm” has become a meme after the Euro-Ukies and the Russian ‘creatives’ squealed for a long time in unison about Putin’s cartoons in the form of drawings of the Crimean Bridge and the new weapon systems. While they have had to grudgingly admit the existence of the bridge, the reality of such missiles as the ‘Burevestnik’ is more than

Jewish Settler Chief: ‘Palestinians have no right to a state, Bible says Israel for the Jews’

Middle East Observer   Description: In an extended interview with the Israeli i24News Arabic channel, Jewish settler leader Daniella Weiss says that Palestinians have no right to establish a state, and that the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people as proclaimed by the ‘eternal words of the Bible’. Weiss also expresses her disappointment with the UAE for demanding that the annexation plan for parts of the West Bank

US Deputy Secretary of State Was Afraid to Eat Russian Soup. Navalny and SWIFT (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leonya. During the US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun’s visit in Moscow the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov treated him to shchi [soup] with forest mushrooms. The journalists noted however that during the public part of the negotiations, the Americans did not touch the treat. They must have heard plenty of their media’s fairy tales about the supposed poisoning of Navalny. The Rubber

Lebanese academic explains Khamenei’s roadmap for ‘New Islamic Civilization’

Middle East Observer Description: The following is a translation of an Arabic article by Lebanese academic Dr Muhammad Mohsen Olleik, in which he analyses the roadmap by Iran’s Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei for the building of a new “Islamic Civilization”. Olleik, a lecturer in Education and Islamic Studies from the Lebanese University, says that the Islamic world today is before a “golden opportunity” that can bring about the revival of

Iran-Russia-China alliance transforming global balance of power: Naqqash

By Middle East Observer During a television political talk show, senior Lebanese political analyst Anees Naqqash commented on the significance of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Russia on the 21st of July, 2020, to reportedly discuss the extension of a decades-long strategic agreement between Tehran and Moscow by a further 20 years. Zarif’s visit occurred around about the same time that reports emerged regarding the imminent signing of

Lebanese writer explains why ‘Westerners have no remorse when killing others’

Middle East Observer Description: Lebanese writer and researcher of Islamic Studies, Sayed Abbas Noureddine, gives two reasons why he thinks the ‘West can continue oppressing other nations without any empathy or remorse’. Source: Islamona (YouTube) Date: Mar 7, 2020 Transcript: In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful. A close look at the Western psyche, the Western man’s personality, and the way he deals with matters related to us,

Poland and Lithuania Are Ready to ‘Take Back’ Belorussian Lands (Anna Sochina)

Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leonya. Hello dear friends, once again Anna Sochina is with you. You may accuse me of a biased attitude towards Poland and the Baltic states. I often criticize them in my releases. Firstly, these republics often throw such performances that one cannot just walk by. And secondly, there is food for discussion in view of the events in Belorussia. Because no matter how much

Hezbollah vs Israel 2006: Who has upper hand 14 years on?

Original links: Part 1: http://middleeastobserver.net/hezbollah-vs-israel-2006-who-has-upper-hand-14-years-on-pt-1/ Part 2: http://middleeastobserver.net/hezbollah-vs-israel-2006-who-has-upper-hand-14-years-on-pt-2/ Description: Senior Lebanese political analyst Nasser Qandil explores what has changed between Hezbollah and Israel over the last 14 years since the ‘July War’ or ‘The Second Lebanon War’ in 2006. After tracing the major changes and transformations in the military balance of power between the two sides over the last 14 years, Qandil then explores the current challenges facing Hezbollah inside Lebanon, particularly

Poland Coordinates Protests in Minsk. Why Russia Needs Runet as an Information Shield

Video by REDUX, it was then posted by Bornaya Solyanka, a successor channel to PolitRussia which has been deleted from YouTube since shortly before August 20th. Translated by Sasha and captioned by Leonya. The events in Belorussia bring on more than thoughts about the brotherly country’s internal and external political problems. The shutting down of the Internet over there and the phenomenon of the Telegram channel ‘Nexta’ (Belorussian word for

These are the real goals of the “Belarusian” opposition

Source: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://zabelarus.com/2020/06/12/security/ (Translated from Belarusian by Engländer) Reform of the National Security Sector Short description The situation both inside the country and around it is developing in an unfavourable way for the national interests of Belarus. The main threats to national security are caused by the growth of the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy, Belarus’ participation in post-Soviet integrationist projects under the auspices of Russia, the domination of Russian media in

The rise of International Axis challenging US power: TV Report

From http://middleeastobserver.net/international-axis-emerging-due-to-us-sanctions-tv-report/ Description: A short segment on Al Mayadeen TV illustrating the most important strategic agreements between states increasingly being targeted by American sanctions. Source: Al Mayadeen News (YouTube) Date: 21 July, 2020 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Transcript: Every time Washington tries to tighten the screws on states by imposing sanctions on them, these states in turn come together

Special report: The arrest of 33 Russians in Minsk turns out to have been a provocation by the Ukrainian secret services

source: https://www.penza.kp.ru/daily/217165/4266019/gain/ translated by Engländer, corrected by Eugenia, for the Saker Blog Komsomolskaya Pravda has become aware of sensation details about how Ukrainian spies tried to sow discord between Belarus and Russia. Investigation by Alesandr Kots On the 29th July 33 Russians were detained in Minsk. They were all dubbed members of a unit of the “Wagner” PMC (private military company), accused of “preparing to take part in mass unrest”

Is the Russian Ministry of Finance Sabotaging Putin’s Decision? (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated and captioned by Leo. The attempt to sabotage the [Russian] President’s decision to pull the tail of offshore optimizers seems to be the work of the Ministry of Finance. The profile of the ministry, with the head of Anton Siluanov, has set back the actions of preventing withdrawal of dividends without taxation until the beginning of 2024. Which once again brings up the question about, “who do the Russian

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