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September 20, 2018: Russia Kicks Off Snap Drills Off Syrian Coast

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 On September 19, multiple reports appeared in some Arab, Western and Russian media claiming that the Russian Military Police arrested all service members of the 44th brigade of the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces in the Syrian province of Lattakia

We Can’t Forgive Israel for Downing the IL-20 and Killing Russians, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated by Scott Humor and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions.   The reckless audacity of Israel’s behavior in the Middle East, sooner or later had to lead to tragic consequences. And they finally came: from the provocation of Israel’s Air Force, a Syrian missile hit our Il-20 recon aircraft, killing fifteen Russians.   Do you remember the story with Gilad Shalit? He was a

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/09/20 … Open Thread

2018/09/20 12:00:01Welcome 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

France tells dead Algerians they were killed by ‘systematic torture’

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Last week French President Emmanuel Macron admitted for the first time ever that France used torture systematically during the Algerian War for Independence. This has earned Macron and France international plaudits for “bringing the country closer to grappling with its colonial past”, “righting a historical wrong” and other such total nonsense. I covered the story for PressTV, and alongside both Algerian and French-Algerian

Book POKÉMON IN UKRAINE: Tactical War Game Introduction MANUAL available for free

On the morning of September 17, 2018, Russia’s Ministry of Defense revealed new findings in the crash of the MH-17 flight investigation. New evidences presented by the military prove that the missile that according to the international Joint Investigation Team (JIT) brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 contained Ukrainian serial numbers. These new revelations implicate in the MH17 international scandal the post-Maidan Kiev authority that came to power as a

Russian response options to the latest Israeli provocation

Over the past 24 hours the Internet, including this blog, have been flooded with opinion on what everybody and anybody would do if they were in Putin’s boots.  Proposals range from declaring an no-fly zone over Syria to, I kid you not, send a couple of Russian SSBNs (subs which carry intercontinental ballistic missiles) off the coast of Israel.  Furthermore, since Putin has failed, at least so far, to implement

Russia blames Israel for the shooting down of her EW aircraft (UPDATED 2x)

It is pretty clear what took place yesterday night.  Even if you don’t read Russian, the following chart released by the Russian Ministry of Defense says it all: Basically, 4 Israeli aircraft were sent on a bombing mission against targets near the Russian facilities in Khmeimim and Tartus (which, by itself, is both stupid and irresponsible).  The Israelis *deliberately* did not warn the Russians until less than a minute before

Will the Idlib offensive be the end of the Astana agreement?

by Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog The much expected Idlib offensive has been further delayed as tensions are rising among the major players of the Syrian war. The western mainstream media is as usual focusing heavily on the chemical weapons and refugee issues with fraudulent lies and manipulation of facts. The Idlib offensive will first and foremost not target Idlib city, but rather the surrounding countryside, secondly just as

Iran Hawks in Washington

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog No doubt, anti-Iran propaganda out of Washington abounds. There are numerous Zionist-run think-tanks (sic) that make US Foreign Policy – and are ratcheting up anti-Iran anger in the US, but targeting especially the Iranian population at home, in Iran. The notorious chief-villain of these agencies, by the way, highly subsidized by the US State Department, and perhaps even more important, by the powerful

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/09/17 … Open Thread

2018/09/17 00:30:01Welcome 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

The “Yalta European Strategy” Three Years on Since Putin’s Geopolitical Checkmate

By Ollie Richardson for The Saker Blog On September 30th, 2015 Russia drove (or flew!) the definitive nail into the coffin of what is known as “Sykes-Picot”. I.e., it marked an end to the era of “incidentally” drifting into this or that Middle Eastern country because of this or that so-called “dictator”, which, of course, must be removed for “democracy” to prosper in the region. No more mandates, no more

No blow too low for Democrats in choosing mullah for US Guardian Council

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog It’s time to admit that America is ultimately run by mullahs. No, there isn’t a pro-Iran lobby which is funding a Deep State cabal or anything. The idea of a “pro-Iran lobby” being permitted to democratically exist in the US is, of course, a total impossibility as long as Iran maintains its anti-capitalist and anti-Zionist stances. And no, I am not referring to

Russian Order vs. Western Chaos

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-russian-order-vs-western-chaos/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180914/1021144841.html   On September 14th the Court of Appeal of England and Wales made the decision to satisfy Ukraine’s appeal and to send the case of the $3 billion that Yanukovych managed to receive from the $15 billion loan granted by Russia in 2013 for new consideration. Ukraine recognises the debt, but hopes that a

The US Is Doing Everything to Make The Russian Elite Return Money to Their Motherland, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions.     News of the largest bank of Switzerland, Credit Suisse freezing Russian assets of over $1 billion once again has proved that Vladimir Putin was correct. He after all warned businessmen to return their activities to Russian jurisdiction. The Kremlin is not responsible for all of those that didn’t listen. It looks like Donald Trump towards

The fallacy of western economics II; China Breaks the mould

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog The economic rise of China is perhaps the best example that challenges the basic foundations of the “science” of economics and demonstrates the invalidity of many of its theories. In the previous article (http://thesaker.is/the-fallacy-of-western-economics-slavery-in-disguise/), I expressed my views about how the West used the principles of economics as a means to impose on the rest of the world a new era of slavery.

Yemen and Spain – Destruction and Death – versus Spanish Unemployment An Appeal to Spain’s President, Pedro Sanchez

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Spain’s President, socialist Pedro Sanchez, canceled a week ago the sale of 400 laser-guided missiles to the Saudis for humanitarian reasons (value of the missile contract € 9.2 million –US$ 10.7 million). A couple of days ago, he reversed that noble decision, reinstating the sale, because the Saudis threatened cancelling their contract for 5 “Corvette” warships to be built by Navantia over the

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