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All hands on deck: the Caspian sails towards Eurasia integration

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) The five states surrounding the sea – Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan – have reached difficult compromises on sovereign and exclusive rights as well as freedom of navigation The long-awaited deal on the legal status of the Caspian Sea signed on Sunday in the Kazakh port of Aktau is a defining moment in the ongoing,

What Really Happens to Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in turn is taken over by the MSM, so that their lies are pushing in open doors. The war drums start beating. The populace wants foreign imposed order, they want blood and ‘regime

Formats of Friendship – Russia vs America

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-formats-of-friendship-russia-vs-america/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180809/1020784827.html The US arbitrarily and contrary to the opinion of the world community not only left the nuclear deal with Iran, but also imposed new sanctions on it, which were declared to be much more extensive and severe than the previous ones… Trump again keeps his word and keeps his election promises. He criticised Obama’s

Syrian War Report – August 13, 2018: Tiger Forces Are Deploying In Northern Latakia

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-august-13-2018-tiger-forces-are-deploying-in-northern-latakia/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Syrian government forces have achieved a series of local successes in the framework of their operation against ISIS cells in the province of al-Suwayda. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Syrian Social Nationalist

From 1000 AD to World War 3

by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog If, according to Oscar Wilde, truth is a matter of style, even more so history is a matter of opinion. An obvious and unnecessary remark, were it not for the anger of some when they dissent with the thoughts of others. To them I would recommend, with all the earnestness at my disposal, the recollection of Mark Twain’s topic and soothing ruling that,

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/08/13 … Open Thread

2018/08/13 05:30:01Welcome 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

YouTube is censoring our new analysis “Russian Military Campaign in Syria 2015-2018”

https://southfront.org/youtube-is-censoring-sfs-new-1-5-hour-long-video-russian-military-campaign-in-syria-2015-2018/ YouTube is censoring SouthFront’s new 1.5-hour long video “Russian Military Campaign in Syria 2015-2018“. This video is a detailed summary of military and political developments in Syria since the start of the Russian military operation until now. It was released by SouthFront on August 11. Less than 2 hours after the release, this video was placed behind an age restriction because it allegedly includes “violent or graphic content that appears to

Russian Military Campaign in Syria 2015-2018

This is a detailed summary of military and political developments in Syria since the start of the Russian military operation till now. (2015-2018) https://southfront.org/russian-military-campaign-in-syria-2015-2018/   If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 INTRODUCTION The Russian military operation in Syria is nearing the end of its third year.

What’s Destructive, Constructive, And Necessary In Ukrainian Politics

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-whats-destructive-constructive-and-necessary-in-ukrainian-politics/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180808/1020775212.html I read an article about why it isn’t necessary to hate Ukrainian nationalists, and I can say that it is difficult to disagree with its general idea. Although I would make some essential specifications that, as a result, can change the concept of the article… However, at first I will say what I agree

Venezuelanalysis: Official Statement on Facebook’s Removal of Our Page

On Thursday morning our Facebook page was arbitrarily “unpublished” by Facebook with no warning or explanation, apart from a standard message informing us that we had allegedly violated the company’s terms and conditions. The timing of such a move is concerning for several reasons. Firstly, there is the international context, in which Facebook appears to be targeting independent or leftwing sites in the wake of Russiagate. However, in terms of

Making sense of a few rumors about Russian aircraft, tanks, and aircraft carriers

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] Russians are typically good at some things, and not so good at others.  One of the things which Russian politicians are still terrible at, is avoiding self-inflicted PR disasters.  Remember how Russian officials mismanaged the entire topic of “S-300s for Syria” (if not, then check out “part six” of this analysis)?  Something similar is happening again, but this time with the procurement

The West Turns A Blind Eye To Actions of Saudi Arabia And The British Court, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated by Scott Humor and captioned by Leo   “Double standards,” practiced by the West towards Russia, once again came out thanks to the sentencing by the British court an eighteen-year-old resident of London, and an expulsion of the Canada’s Ambassador from Saudi Arabia. The “incorruptible” Western media did not brand these two states “totalitarian regimes.” Do you recall squealing of the liberals in Russia and leading Western publications in

August 9, 2018: 418 ISIS Members Killed In SDF Operation Near Iraqi Border

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-august-9-2018-418-isis-members-killed-in-sdf-operation-near-iraqi-border/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 The Syrian General Command has deployed more troops, military equipment and artillery pieces in northern Latakia and northwestern Hama over the past few days. According to pro-militant sources, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies are preparing for

‘Martyrdom and Martyrdom’ & martyrdom: understanding Iran

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog “We are the nation of martyrdom, we are the nation of Imam Hossain, you better ask.” – Iranian Major General and Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani, July 27, 2018 That injunction for education was in response to US President Donald Trump’s threatening “all-caps tweet” to Iran. The exchange provides a rather timely news peg for this article, and it also confirms its necessity;

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/08/09 … Open Thread

2018/08/09 18:00:01Welcome 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

Button up yer bungholes boys n’ girls, cuz Baba Beijing is bringing on the badass

by Jeff Brown Crosslinked with: http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2018/08/09/button-up-yer-bungholes-boys-n-girls-cuz-baba-beijing-is-bringing-on-the-badass-china-rising-radio-sinoland-1808xx/ https://youtu.be/bCBB62-gjpQ https://soundcloud.com/44-days/button-up-yer-bungholes-boys-n-girls-baba-beijings-bringing-the-badass-china-rising-radio-sinoland Pictured above: Badass Baba Beijing making America’s bald eagle feel the pain. The United States does not have bamboo forests. China has thousands of square kilometers of them. What’s an American eagle doing there? Uncle Sam, you’re out of range and outclassed in this neck of the woods. Time to dust off your feathers and get the heck out. Go home and

The War of 08.08.08 and Ten Years of Struggle for Russian Sovereignty

By Aleksandr Rodgers Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/aleksandr-rodgers-the-war-of-08-08-08-and-ten-years-of-struggle-for-russian-sovereignty/ source: https://jpgazeta.ru/aleksandr-rodzhers-voyna-08-08-08-i-desyat-let-borbyi-za-suverenitet-rossii/ In reality, those processes that we now observe didn’t arrive “suddenly”, but developed (and were being prepared) over a long period of time. And although on August 8th, 2018, it is ten years since 08.08.08, we will start the conversation with other events. Because officially it is a completely different date, namely February 10th, 2007

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