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“Vatnik” – to the Ukrainians. Why would we liberate YOU?

Note: “vatnik” is a derogatory term used in today’s Ukraine to describe people in Donbass and other South-Eastern regions as well as anybody supportive of the ‘Russian World”. The word ‘vatnik” means an overcoat padded with cotton (“vata”) habitually worn by agriculture and construction workers in early and mid Soviet times. It is quite warm but hardly fashionable. The reference is to the supposedly primitive nature of the people that

World SITREP October 23rd, 2016, by Baaz

Russia This Ain’t Grandpa’s Soviet Jeep: New UAZ Patriot Competes With Luxury SUVs The Russian anti-terrorist operation in Syria is about to get more ‘patriotic’. On Friday, the Defense Ministry confirmed that it has deployed a group of UAZ Patriot pickups equipped with Kord 12.7 mm heavy machine guns and AGS-17 grenade launchers to the war-torn country. The vehicles are likely to be assigned to protect humanitarian convoys. Russia: Four-year-old

The recent article about “Cat Motja on Motorola and Ukraine in simple human language”

Dear friends, My bad.  I screwed up.  The recent article by Scott “Cat Motja on Motorola and Ukraine in simple human language” should not have been published, at least not in its current form. I removed it along with the (predictably) divisive comments section. The responsibility is entirely mine and I apologize to everybody. The Saker

The USA are about to face the worst crisis of their history and how Putin’s example might inspire Trump

This article was written for the Unz Review: Watching the last Presidential debate was a rather depressing experience.  I thought that Trump did pretty well, but that really is not the point here.  The point is this: no matter who wins, an acute crisis is inevitable. Option one: Hillary wins.  That’s Obama on steroids, only worse.  Remember that Obama himself was Dubya, only worse.  Of course, Dubya was just

Questions about “Babushka security” and tons of answers, all of them wrong

I just watched a video for a neighbor of Motorola who explains that Motorola had no real protection, that it was easy to enter his building, that it was easy to enter into the elevator shaft and place a bomb there.  As for using a remotely controlled device, it was easy to build even for amateurs.  Bottom line: even poorly trained amateurs could have killed Motorola. Okay, the first time

Yemen – an introduction to the forgotten conflict you so rarely hear about [A Who’s who with maps included]

By Aram Mirzaei For 18 months now, Yemen has been embroiled in a devastating conflict that has killed at least 10 000 people according to official sources, that number is however probably far higher. The Yemeni conflict is characterized by the asymmetric ways it’s being fought on the battlefield and by the massive amount of suffering for the civilian population in the impoverished country. Background The current Yemeni conflict can be

Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/10/21 … Open Thread

2016/10/21 04:30:01Welcome 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

‘Assume greater security role’ in the Donbass, calls for Russia to investigate Motorola’s murder

by Alexander Mercouris for The Duran The Saker has written an article on the subject of the recent murder in the Donetsk People’s Republic of the militia leader Motorola.  In it he calls for the Russian authorities to take over the investigation of Motorola’s murder and to take steps to ensure security in the Donbass. Normally I avoid expressing views on these sort of issues, but on this occasion I

The messianic lunatic in her own words

Note from the Saker: normally I don’t post articles from the Ziomedia, but this is simply too good, and too important, to pass.  So hold your nose, here goes: Why America Is Exceptional by Hillary Clinton for Time mag ‘America is indispensable—and exceptional—because of our values’ There’s always been something special about the United States of America. President Abraham Lincoln called us the “last, best hope of earth.” President Ronald

Thesis: The current leadership of the Russian state assessed upon principles of Dharma

by Student Introduction I have considered writing on the topic of President Putin and an analysis of his conduct and stature according to the principles of Dharma, loosely analogous to ‘right conduct’ in English. However, in my contemplation I came to realise that whilst President Putin the man is a very charismatic figure, he is representative of a greater, overall leadership structure as exists today in the Russian Federation. As

Very high risk of false flag operation in Kiev!

The Leader of the DNR, Alexander Zakharchenko, was interviewed yesterday on the most watched talk-show on Russian TV, “Evening with Vladimir Soloviev” and when asked by the host whether the local accomplices who had made such a murder possible had been identified, he only replied “the investigation is still ongoing”.  This short exchanges illustrates a couple of interesting things: First, even though there are some who don’t want questions to