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The Black Sea Development Navy Brief 2/18 February 2018

by LeDahu for the Saker Blog   Unprecedented show of power projection by the US Navy with 2 Arleigh Burke class DDGs now deployed in the Black Sea.  The USS ‘Carney’ (DDG 64), on 17 February joined the USS ‘Ross’ (DDG 71) in the Black Sea “to conduct maritime security operations.” LINK #USSCarney🇺🇸 transited #Bosphorus🇹🇷 to join #USSRoss for routine maritime security operations IAW int'l law. C6F Commander VADM Grady

Purge of ethnic mafia in Dagestan

by Scott Humor for the Saker Blog WHO WAS ARRESTED AND WHY It all started on February 5, 2018, with the simultaneous arrests of four high profile government officials in Mahachkala. The formal charges against them included theft of federal funds earmarked for the republic’s social services. What is most remarkable is how brazen these people were at first. They even tried to intimidate the arresting officers asking them: “Do

PART 4- The Arctic dimension

by LeDahu  Part 1 Russian Navy frigates – the navy’s mainstay LINK  Part 2 Russian Navy small combat ships – versatility & lethality. LINK  Part 3 – The Russian Navy submarine rescue fleet LINK    In this brief, I will present to you, the main elements underpinning the Russian Arctic presence and what it represents for the Russian Navy. If you just want to read the aspects relating to the

Navy Brief 1/18 January 2018

by LeDahu The UK politicians and senior military officers at the helm of defence these days, seem to excel at outpourings of Russian scaremongering soundbites, which the UK MSM are too willing to relay, without any discussion or any criticism. I’m kind of wondering if there isn’t something in the water in Whitehall, that has led to a rash of anti-Russian outbursts of late. The UK media readily amplified the

The War on Men (and women, and kids, and families and nature and even God imnsho!)

Paul Joseph Watson clearly knows as much about Communism as he knows about Islam: nothing.  But in his observations of what is going on in the US society, he is spot on.  Having lived in the USA for over 20 years total (5+16) I can confirm that he is not exaggerating at all and that there is this “war on men” going on.  Sadly, the typical alternative to what PJW

SitRep Sevastopol, Crimea

by Auslander Well, we’ve got four years of fun under out belts now and to say it’s been interesting is like calling a 200 kilo rabbit mildly horizontally challenged. The biggest news is by the end of this year the Kerch Bridge should be in operation for vehicular traffic. As it is now, the work vehicles can drive from Kaman to Kerch across the bridge. I do not know if

Scott’s answer to an email from a Grid Dynamics employee

by Scott Humor After my research Grid Dynamics connects wars in Ukraine and Syria with Soros’ Open Russia, Sobchak and snipers in Saratov was published, I received a reply from one of the company’s employees. We are withholding the name and occupation of the commentator. I can only say that it’s an employee, who has worked for the company for several years. ————————————————————————————————– I’m working at GD in Saratov and

The US’ Kurd Project: Iranian intelligence has declassified data on 14 American bases in Syria

At the very end of last year on the 31st of December, the Pentagon once again acted out an intrigue around its military bases in Syria. US defence minister James Mattis warned, that any attack on US bases would be repelled and the attackers would be punished. The media agencies ‘Russia Today’ and ‘Sputnik’ proved the existence of 10 American military bases in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Grid Dynamics connects wars in Ukraine and Syria with Soros’ Open Russia, Sobchak and snipers in Saratov

by Scott Humor The “Russian hackers” story never seems to go away. I have described before a scheme behind the empty shell company called the “Internet Research Agency,” and the “Kremlin trolls” who were allegedly working for it. On December 30th 2017, the Kiev regime’s punitive forces called the SBU, which shares a building with the CIA in the center of Kiev, posted information on cracking a case of phishing

Rumors about an attack on the Russian airbase Khmeimin, Syria – initial analysis (UPDATED)

Rumors are starting to flow about an alleged attack on the Russian Aerospace Forces airbase in Khmeimin Syria.  I have been parsing the Russian news sources and here is what I can say so far: an attack did indeed take place it was  a combined multiple rocket launcher and mortar attack the rockets were all intercepted and destroyed the mortars did land and inflict damage the original report was based

The Lugansk Republic situation, MID note to the DOS concerning Myrotvorets

by Scott Humor On November 15,  President Putin supported Viktor Medvedchuk’s proposed prisoner exchange between Ukraine and the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics. Putin met with the Leader of the Ukrainian Choice – People’s Right movement Viktor Medvedchuk during his visit to the Voskresensky New Jerusalem Monastery.   President Putin also talked on the phone with the heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics for the first time since they declared independence from Ukraine after the anti-government

“Unsinkable” American Aircraft Carriers: Five Nonsensical Statements

Source: http://rusvesna.su/news/1509906530 Translated by Eugenia Recently, the American journal The National Interest published an article with a telling title: “5 Reasons Russia and China Might Not Be Able to Sink a U.S. Aircraft Carrier”(http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/5-reasons-russia-china-might-not-be-able-sink-us-aircraft-22471?page=2). The author of the article discusses these reasons in detail. All of them are, by the way, pretty self-evident. The first one turned out to be (do you believe this?) that “the American aircraft carrier is

Bloody Monday: Grandnephew of GULAG organizer stabbed the Echo of Moscow editor (MUST READ!)

Note by the Saker: a huge THANK YOU to Scott for an outstanding piece of research which he did literally overnight!  This is fascinating and most important, so I added the “MUST READ” tag to Scott’s article.  The Saker On November 23, 2002, fifty armed jihadi terrorists, or “freedom fighters” as they were called by the West, seized the Dubrovka Theater in Moscow taking 850 hostages. The liberal radio station Echo

Made In Russia VIII

by Scott Humor As the story goes, someone was driving a European guest to Yakutsk from Magadan. After they took off for their journey, the passenger got concerned about the absence of a GPS/ GLONASS device, even after the driver explained that he didn’t need the device because he knew the route well. Just to calm his passenger down he got his GLONASS device from a glove compartment, plugged it

SITREP Kurdistan: Pepe Escobar and Alexander Mercouris

In order to try to provide a profound analysis of what has happened in Iraqi Kurdistan and offer not one, but two, different, but complimentary views, on this topic: Pepe Escobar’s and Alexander Mercouris’ (in alphabetical order).  Enjoy! Kirkuk redux was a bloodless offensive. Here’s why by Pepe Escobar for the Asia Times Not only are the Kurds in Iraq eternally riven, but the KRG knows it needs its oil

A Brief History of the “Kremlin Trolls”

by Scott Humor Saint Petersburg, Savushkina, 55 is the most famous office building in the world, thanks to the relentless promotion of the United States government, the CIA, FBI, and by the powers of the entire Western media, financed by Western governments.  VOA, NPR, and Svoboda, by the government of the US; the BBC by the government of the UK; CNN by the governments of Saudi Arabia; the DW, by

Maidan in Spain, and some new “dog whistles”

Many books will eventually be written about the last week of September of 2017.  Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, after that the MOD denounced the USA and issued a stark warning: Russian SOF incinerated the US SOF in Idlib SITREP: Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov was killed in Syria: In response, the Ministry of Defense declassified its surveillance images and officially stated that America’s SOF have been assisting

Petro Poroshenko celebrates his birthday today

For his birthday, NATO started an anti-terror operation drills near  the large city of Vinnytsa in the Western Ukraine. Vinnytsiaka oblast is the center of the Maidan coup and the war against Donbass. It’s from here in February 2014 the tank divisions and artillery brigades of the foreign and domestic mercenaries went to attack Crimea and Donbass. Kalynivka airfield is also a home to the 51st Separate Helicopter Brigade and

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