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Putin sends “Chechen” special operation forces to Syria

This SITREP was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/putin-sends-chechen-special-operation-forces-to-syria/ Very interesting news today: according to the journal Izvestia, Russia will be sending operators from the so-called “Chechen” special forces battalions “West” and “East” to Syria to “guard the Russian installations” in Khmeimim and Tartus.  According to Russian sources, these two battalions have been converted into a “military police” force which will be fully deployed by the end of December. This

Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/12/08 … Open Thread

2016/12/08 21:30:02Welcome 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. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

The 2016 “Saker man of the year”: the American “basket of deplorables”

Yeah, once again, I am going to engage in that silly business when I pretend that my blog is a “respectable media outlet” and, as such, to give myself the proper credibility and gravitas I have to copy Time magazine and others and chose a “man of the year”.  This year, however, this truly was a no-brainer.  The 2016 “man of the year” is, of course, the American “basket of

His own man – or someone’s puppet?

This comment was chosen by Mod KL from the post “Is Donald Trump really only a showman who will prepare the USA for war?”. The moderator feels this comment is an interesting take on different aspects of the present geopolitical situation. Is the commenter right? The moderator doesn’t know, but the comment gives inspration to search for answers to that question. One needs to look behind what’s going on –

The World SITREP December 7th, 2015 by Baaz

The Middle East The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances in Southern Saudi Arabia, inflicting losses on the military hardware of the kingdom’s government troops. “On Monday, the Yemeni army and popular forces took control of a military base in Najran province. “The Yemeni forces captured a military base with all its military equipment near the city of Najran,” Senior Ansarullah Commander Ali al-Hamzani told FNA. He said

Russia SITREP December 06, 2016 by Scott

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, according to a decree published on the legal information portal Tuesday. the Information Security of Russia (in Russian) This extremely important for the country’s new doctrine comes on the heels of the US and personally by VP Biden threats of “devastating” cyber attacks against Russia’s strategic infrastructures. After the US department of State threatened Russia with “retaliation”

Wesley Clark Jr apologizes to the Lakota nation (UPDATED 2x)

An incredible moment of healing at Standing Rock: Hundreds of veterans ask Native elders for forgiveness. “We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke. We stole minerals from your sacred hills. We blasted the faces of our presidents onto your sacred mountain… We didn’t respect you, we polluted your Earth, we’ve hurt you in so many ways but we’ve come to say that we are

The ICRC should get another Nobel prize, this time for hypocrisy!

For context, see here: https://www.rt.com/news/369301-russian-hospital-cynical-murder/ Personal note: While there are many sincere and 100% idealistic ICRC delegates, especially the young ones (so-called “first mission” delegates), most of the folks sitting in Geneva are russophobic scum who care about only 2 things: their careers and money from their donors.  Over 80% of the ICRC budget is paid for by governments.  I was unable to find a list state by state (if

Statements of Sergei Lavrov and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

LIVE: Sergei Lavrov holds joint press conference with Thorbjorn Jagland Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a joint press conference with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland, following their meeting in Moscow on Tuesday, December 6. Lavrov on the bombing of the Russian hospital and Aleppo crisis at [15:00]     Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation #SYRIA Russian Defence Ministry comments on artillery shelling of

The rules of the (Trump) game

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be the new head of the Pentagon, is a model functionary of the Empire of Chaos. His call sign is – what else – “chaos”. The Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) even shared his regular accolade; “Saint Mattis of Quantico, Patron Saint of Chaos”. The Saint in his pop incarnation comes fully

Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/12/05 … Open Thread

2016/12/05 10:00:02Welcome 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. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

Mr. Trump is a President-Elect, now what? by Auslander

We watched the election process from morning to late evening when it was very reluctantly called by the MSM for Mr. Trump. And the fetuccini hit the fan. I’ve never in my 70 years of life seen the likes of this election campaign, nor the reaction of a bunch of spoiled, entitled and clueless supporters of the losing side who have yet to accept the fact that Donald J. Trump

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