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Turkey’s ambitious road on military independence

by Kakaouskia Greetings to the Saker community and readers. It seems a long time ago when back in 2003, then Prime Minister Erdogan presented the “National Manifesto”, a document outlining his vision of establishing Turkey as a great power and set the target of achieving this by 2023 (100 years of Turkish Republic). A pillar of this plan was not only the modernization Turkey’s armed forces but the independence on

Just listen to this pompous ass!

I am sure the Russians, the Iranians and the Syrians are terrified out of their wits by this tough talking wannabe cowboy… But the reporters, yeah, they *truly* love that… (But, seriously, when will American learn that “talking tough” is considered a sign of weakness, not strength, in most of the cultures of our planet?)

Syrian War Report – May 29, 2017: Situation Escalates At Syrian-Iraqi Border

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-29-2017-situation-escalates-at-syrian-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 The US-led coalition is desperately trying to prevent the Syrian government from restoring control over its borders with Syria and Iraq. Since Friday, US-backed militant groups, also known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have repeatedly attacked the Syrian

NATO at war and other statistical marvels

by Scott Humor NATO Parliamentary Assembly Spring Session, Tbilisi, 26-29 May 2017 “The capital of Georgia, Tbilisi is a historic and a strategic place in the Caucasus region, which gave the country an opportunity to be a connecting hub between the West and the East Unfortunately, our progress is not a pleasant development in the region for some, like the Russian Federation. Moscow has militarily violated Georgia’s territorial sovereignty and

Hassan Nasrallah on Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2017, on the occasion of the seventeenth anniversary of the Liberation of Southern Lebanon Source : http://almanar.com.lb/2088414 Translation: http://sayed7asan.blogspot.com (Please make sure to press the ‘cc’ button at the bottom left of the video to see the English subtitles) Transcript : Let’s evoke the summit (of Riyadh). First, it was said that it was a triple [American-Arab-Muslim] summit, when

US progressives must demand 3.5 more years of Russophobia!

by Ramin Mazaheri There I was again, flying first class on my shareholders’ dime from New York to San Francisco, when I was deeply saddened to read about the death of Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter. For a moment I thought: “Surely I can find some anti-Putin articles to read rather than this one?” Those always make me so happy! But then I remembered that Zbig was

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/05/28 … Open Thread

2017/05/28 09:00:01Welcome 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

Catherine Austin Fitts interviews the Saker for the Solari Report: The Emerging Multipolar World – The US U-Turn in the Middle East with Saker

Dear friends, Here is the latest installment of my quarterly conversations with Catherine Austin Fitts.  This time the topic was The US U-Turn in the Middle East.   I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. Here is the main page of the interview: https://solari.com/blog/the-emerging-multipolar-world-the-us-u-turn-in-the-middle-east-with-the-saker/ You can listen to the interview here: https://solari.com/audio/20170427_SakerHQ.mp3 You can get the transcript in PDF format here: https://solari.com/00archive/web/solarireports/2017/sr20170427_Saker.pdf I highly recommend that

SBU cleans-up after Ukrainian air force shoots down MH17

Featured image: Since Maidan in 2014, the SBU of Ukraine shares its main building with CIA headquarters. by Scott Humor Part I. SBU orders to destroy all evidence of the conducted special operation MH17 Part II. A few notes regarding the published materials: Upon release of these documents by the Sovershenno secretno newspaper, some observers  pointed out that these documents are most likely fake, because of the reference used in

Syrian War Report – May 26, 2017: Syrian Army Liberated 5,000km2 From ISIS

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-26-2017-syrian-army-liberated-5000km2-isis/ 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 On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies announced start of the Operation “Grand Dawn” in eastern Syria. The aim of the operation is to expel militants from the eastern desert and to set a foothold for

Trump: dancing with wolves on the Titanic

This article was written for the Unz Review. Robert Fisk put it best: “Trump Is About To Really Mess Up In The Middle East”. Following his fantastically stupid decision to attack the Syrian military with cruise missiles Trump or, should I say, the people who take decisions for him, probably realized that it was “game over” for any US policy in the Middle-East so they did the only thing they

Syrian War Report – May 25, 2017: Govt Forces Liberate Large Areas In Aleppo And Homs

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-25-2017-govt-forces-liberate-large-areas-in-aleppo-and-homs/ 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 Voiceover by Harold Hoover ISIS terrorists are on the run in the eastern part of the Syrian province of Aleppo as government forces are rapidly advancing in the Maskanah countryside. On May 24th, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/05/24 … Open Thread

2017/05/24 21:30:01Welcome 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

About options for encrypted/secure communications – a tiny addendum

Dear friends, I just wanted to let you know that a reader and a member of the Saker community has pointed me to two other products which we can trust with a relatively high degree of confidence: Jitsi Meet: https://meet.jit.si/ (secure video conferencing through the browser) Open Whisper: https://whispersystems.org/ (secure messaging and calling) I won’t discuss these here other than to recommend that you look into these options. Kind regards,

Syrian War Report – May 24, 2017: Govt Forces Advance On Multiple Frontlines

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-24-2017-govt-forces-advance-on-multiple-frontlines/ 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 Government forces are advancing against ISIS and Western-backed militant groups on multiple frontlines across Syria. In the province of Aleppo, the Syrian Army (SAA) Tiger Forces liberated Jamiliyah, Rasm al-Hammam, Mahsanah, Qanawiyah, Kherbet Marzah and the so-called 2nd Farm.

Syrian War Report – May 23, 2017: Syrian Army Expels US-backed Militants From Syrian Desert

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-may-23-2017-syrian-army-expels-us-backed-militants-from-syrian-desert/ 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 Voiceover by Harold Hoover US-backed militant groups, often referred to as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have declared the start of a counter-offensive against “the regime and its foreign militias” in the area east of Suweida in southeastern Syria.

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