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Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/07/16 … Open Thread

2018/07/16 09:30:01Welcome 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

How the 12th Russian Border Post Heroically Repelled the Mujahideen in 1993

By Andrey Stanovov and Victor Zvantsev Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/how-the-12th-russian-border-post-heroically-repelled-the-mujahideen-in-1993/ source: https://ria.ru/defense_safety/20180713/1524481121.html “Border post, center! Border post, attention! Line up! The staff of the surviving 12th border post is before you” — the footage of the chronicle with the short report of the contused Lieutenant Andrey Merzlikin flew around the whole world. The handful of bandaged fighters who miraculously escaped in one piece

Trump’s Geopolitical Cruise

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross-posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-trumps-geopolitical-cruise/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180713/1020609493.html The president of the United States Donald Trump put an appearance in at the NATO summit, went to Great Britain – which is leaving the EU, and now prepares to meet the president of Russia Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Nothing unexpected happened in Brussels, is happening in London, and will happen in Helsinki… If to

What are military units #26165 and #74455 in Mueller’s indictment

by Scott Humor   Mueller has indicted and demands to arrest Colonel Viktor Netyksho, a commander of the MOD military unit #26165.  He also wants to arrest eleven other people whose existence I couldn’t verify yet, but who allegedly work for the MOD units #26165 and #74455:, Boris Antonov, Dmitry Badin, Ivan Yermakov, Aleksey Lukashev, Sergey Morgachev, Nikolay Kozachek, Pavel Yershov, Artem Malyshev, Aleksandr Osadchuk, and Aleksey Potemkin. The copy

Trump, NATO and ‘Russian aggression’

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) The US President’s blitzkrieg at the Brussels summit, calling NATO obsolete and for member states to boost spending to defend themselves is correct. Hysteria is at fever pitch. After the NATO summit in Brussels, the definitive Decline of the West has been declared a done deal as President Trump gets ready to meet President Putin in

‘The Death of Stalin’ & ‘sweet’ Hitler? Comparing postwar European cinema

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog The main problem with the recent English movie The Death of Stalin (2017) is that it’s a comedy… but it’s just not funny. And that’s really too bad, because its director, Armando Iannucci, was one of the driving forces behind the most hilarious satire of TV news ever, The Day Today (1994). Those six 30-minute send-ups of journalism have never been topped. The

Syrian War Report – July 13, 2018: Syrian Army Liberated Daraa City

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-july-13-2018-syrian-army-liberated-daraa-city/ 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: 13iYp9CDYZwgSnFXNtpEKgRRqaoxHPr2MH, BCH: 1NE49pQW8yCegnFCMvKuhLUnuxvTnxNUhf, ETH: 0x962b312a9d41620f9aa0d286f9d7f8b1769bfae6 In the evening of July 12th, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Military Police entered the southern, militant-held part of Daraa city de-facto restoring the government control of the area. This part of the city had been

The other new revolutionary Russian weapons systems: ASATs

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] It would not be an exaggeration to say that the March 1st, 2018, speech of President Putin to the Federal Assembly, had a tectonic effect on the world public opinion. Initially, some tried to dismiss it as “Russian propaganda” and “bad CGI”, but pretty soon the reality hit hard, very hard: the Russians either had already deployed or were about to deploy

Russian president gets message from Iran Leader Ayatollah Khamenei

http://217.218.67.231/Detail/2018/07/12/567862/Russia A senior Iranian official has conveyed a message from Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Moscow. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior aide to Ayatollah Khamenei, also submitted another message from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the Russian head of state during the meeting on Thursday. The talks were also attended by Ali Asghar Fathi, the Leader’s special

The Oil Super Empires

by David Chibo for the Saker Blog The Age of Coal The “age of coal” that powered the steam warship was relatively brief, lasting from 1871 until 1914. During this period the Empire that most dominated, Great Britain, had some of the largest coal deposits in the world, and they had helped fuel the greatest Navy and merchant fleet, on the eve of WW I. The British Royal Navy’s supremacy

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/07/12 … Open Thread

2018/07/12 22:00:01Welcome 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

The 1943 Volyn Massacre and Ukrainian Nazis Today

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-the-1943-volyn-massacre-and-ukrainian- nazis-today/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180711/1020593387.html Today [at the time of writing – ed] is a gloomy anniversary – the 75th anniversary of the Volyn massacre. Its start is counted from July 11th, 1943 rather arbitrarily. Excesses with the mass extermination of Poles happened in February 1943, and even in 1942… It is simply that on July 10th Zygmunt

Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu’s interview with Italy’s Il Giornale full version

Translation by Scott Humor from Russian version found here https://tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/content/201807111100-cg1g.htm Original interview http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/mondo/gelo-washington-colpa-delle-lites-americane-1551319.html   Q.: Mr. Minister, tensions between Russia and the United States are growing and raising concerns: are we on the threshold of a new Cold War? Shoigu: We often hear from the US that the crisis in bilateral relations has been provoked by Russia’s alleged aggressive actions on the international arena. However, we are firmly convinced that tensions in our relations have

July 11, 2018: YPG Carries Out Series Of Attacks Against Turkish-backed Forces In Afrin

Syrian War Report – July 11, 2018: YPG Carries Out Series Of Attacks Against Turkish-backed Forces In Afrin https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-july-11-2018-ypg-carries-out-series-of-attacks-against-turkish-backed-forces-in-afrin/ 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: 13iYp9CDYZwgSnFXNtpEKgRRqaoxHPr2MH, BCH: 1NE49pQW8yCegnFCMvKuhLUnuxvTnxNUhf, ETH: 0x962b312a9d41620f9aa0d286f9d7f8b1769bfae6 The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have claimed that their cells carried out a series of hit and run attacks against Turkey-led forces

Estonians curtsy to their white overlord, Ruslan Ostashko

Translation and subtitles by Scott Humor   After the US Ambassador to Estonia James D. Melville Jr. resigned due to disagreement with the policies of Donald Trump, Tallinn rushed to curtsy. However, not before the US President, but before the Ambassador himself, who was appointed to this post under Barack Obama. The honor of showing Estonian servility to the American diplomat went to the Minister of Internal Affairs Andrés Anvelt.

White people only: Russia’s football team accused of being racist, by Ruslan Ostashko

Translation and subtitles by Scott Humor Edited by Edvin Buday     The ‘alternatively talented’ European media, affected as it is by the Bacillus Tolerantis, has decided to show us some new wonders. Unable to find something to build complaints about the World Cup, they started spinning a myth of racism in the Russian team. “Russia’s World Cup Team Bucks Multiethnicity Seen On Swiss, other Teams,”; so read the captions

Syrian War Report – July 10, 2018: Government Forces Liberated All Border Points South Of Daraa

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-july-10-2018-government-forces-liberated-all-border-points-south-of-daraa/ 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: 13iYp9CDYZwgSnFXNtpEKgRRqaoxHPr2MH, BCH: 1NE49pQW8yCegnFCMvKuhLUnuxvTnxNUhf, ETH: 0x962b312a9d41620f9aa0d286f9d7f8b1769bfae6 On July 9, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), assisted by the Russian Military Police, retook all militant positions on the Syrian-Jordanian border south of the city of Daraa. So, the SAA fully encircled the remaining militant positions in and

Hassan Nasrallah: Resistance victorious in Gaza, Syria & Iraq, Hezbollah Ready to fight Saudi-US Coalition in Yemen

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on June 29, 2018. Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan (RSS) Please support this work and subscribe to Sayed Hasan to get around censorship. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6o3y0u https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6o4ac4 Transcript: […] In Gaza, Syria and Iraq, the Resistance will be victorious Regarding the situation in the Middle East, I also have some issues to address, in a quick and synthetical way as well. The first point is the Palestinian

Vladimir Putin’s Basic Disagreement with The West

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog Vladimir Putin’s Basic Disagreement with The West Vladimir Putin’s basic view has been expressed so many times, in so many different contexts, and it’s always the same: that the only people who have a sovereign right to any land, are the people who live on that land — nobody who lives outside that land does. In other words, his basic view is a

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