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Do not expect the French medias, all owned by the French 1%, to be objective when speaking about the Yellow Vests. We shall then look at the Sputnik News France to get a fair vision of the phenomenon. Here is a translation made by Le Saker Francophone after the 8th act, hold on January 5th. By Fabien Buzzanca – January 9th 2019 – Sputnik France The Yellow Vests came back

Placing the USA on a collapse continuum with Dmitry Orlov

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] The West is rotting! Yes, maybe, but what a nice smell… Old Soviet joke The word ‘catastrophe‘ has several meanings, but in its original meaning in Greek the word means a “sudden downturn” (in Greek katastrophē ‘overturning, sudden turn,’ from kata- ‘down’ + strophē ‘turning’).  As for the word “superpower” it also has several possible definitions, but my preferred one is this

Russia is trolling the West in the Arctic

Russia is trolling the West in the Arctic by Ruslan Ostashko. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpFeaSJktgQ Translated and subtitled by Eugenia I continue to keep tabs on the Arctic race, which Washington had lost before it even began, and I am happy to report that Russia has launched a new icebreaker. The ship “Andrei Vilkitsky” is described as “dancing” because of its high maneuverability.  

U.S. officials aren’t mad, they’re first-rate idiots: Ayatollah Khamenei

On the anniversary of people of Qom’s January 9, 1978 uprising, thousands of people from Qom met with the Leader of the Revolution—Ayatollah Khamenei—this morning January 9, 2019. In this meeting, the Leader of the Revolution, Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei, reminded his audience of the days when the authorities of the United States praised the dictator of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and supported him against the Iranian nation and how

Al-Qaeda Defeats Another Turkish-backed ‘Opposition’ Group

Syrian War Report – Jan. 10, 2019: Al-Qaeda Defeats Another Turkish-backed ‘Opposition’ Group On January 9, Ahrar al-Sham groups in northwestern Hama surrendered and dissolved themselves under pressure from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), according to local sources. Thus, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) imposed full control over the towns of al-Ankawi and Habit. Ahrar al-Sham is the core of a Turkish-backed coalition of militant

Meet Godfathers of Ukraine’s New Church: CIA, Neo-Nazis and Mafia

by arras, published with agreement of the author On January 5, 2019, Bartholomew I, patriarch of Constantinople (today known as Istanbul in Turkey) had signed a decree of autocephaly (independence) for the new unified Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Decree of autocephaly is also known as Tomos. This was preceded by the council organized by the Ukrainian government on December 15, 2018 in Kiev which was supposed to unite three existing

American Foreign Policy Aka Thy-Will-Be-Done

by Denis A. Conroy for The Saker Blog “It’s not a choice between war and peace. It’s a choice between war and endless war. It’s not appeasement. I think it’s better even to call it American self-interest”. Michael Scheuer (commenting on American Foreign Policy). “For the state by its nature claims sovereignty, the right to an unlimited development of power, determined only by self-interest. It is by nature anarchistic”. “No

Is this a Yellow Vest Spring, a Eurozone Spring, or just holiday-related stress relief?

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Let’s predict the likely trajectory of France’s Yellow Vest movement: What seems certain is that the only-on-Saturday protests will soon change into massive, permanent encampments in Paris, along the Champs-Elysées and Eiffel Tower. Other camps will be set up around the country, also at symbols of state power: the local city halls and tourist/historic attractions. This will make international news, because they will

Beyond Kafka: How Youtube & Facebook Keep Purging Alternative Media

Hassan Nasrallah is persona non grata on Social Networks, where Anti-Zionism is the ultimate thoughtcrime  With a comment from Norman Finkelstein The guillotine’s blade fell again, one year later. On December 2017 already, my 5-years-old Youtube channel Sayed Hasan, mainly translating speeches from Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, was completely removed by Youtube, along with its 10 000 subscribers, +6 millions views and +400 subtitled videos of anti-Zionist & anti-Imperialist

Really Small Town by One Eyed Oracle

This music video was sent to me by a friend, and I wanted to share it with you. The Saker Really Small Town by One Eyed Oracle featuring Boris and Kalask on vocals, Matt on drums, and Tom on ochestral and bv. http://www.oneeyedoracle.com aka https://unitedtruce.com Buy the song Really Small Town & Support the artist from CDBABY https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/oneeyedor… Subcribe for news on the upcoming full length album join us on

Turkey Wants US Military Bases In Northern Syria

Syrian War Report – Jan. 9, 2019: Turkey Wants US Military Bases In Northern Syria Ankara has asked the US to hand over 16 of its military bases in northern Syria to Turkey or to local authorities in the region after the U.S. withdraws, presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on January 8 after discussions with U.S. officials. “We are pleased with Trump’s decision for withdrawal [from Syria], but it needs

Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/01/09 … Open Thread

2019/01/09 20:00:01Welcome 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 EU in 2019 – the Problem of Survival

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-eu-2019-problem-survival source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190109/1022191926.html   The European Union enters 2019 with a mass of unresolved problems, in addition to being torn apart by the most severe contradictions… The first and main problem is that the EU was created as one of the mechanisms of the US’ control over Western Europe. Without the American Marshall Plan, without opening American

What Awaits America in 2019

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/ishchenko-what-awaits-america-in-2019 source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190108/1022042990.html The coming to power in the US of Donald Trump marked a critical change in the goal-setting of American foreign policy. Most experts and politicians both in the States and outside of it still haven’t realised this… Perhaps, and even most likely, Trump hasn’t realised this either. It isn’t excluded that even his support group – that part

A captured Ukrainian soldiers walks around the streets of Donetsk

Subtitles by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard “I Started to See Clearly”: A Captured Ukrainian Soldier Walks Around the Streets of Donetsk   The Russian war correspondent Aleksandr Sladkov walked along the streets of Donetsk with a captured UAF serviceman, who then shared his impressions about what he saw. “I started to see clearly. In Ukraine it is said that everything in Donetsk was destroyed. Here everybody is walking around, I

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Expands Further In Idlib De-Escalation Zone

Syrian War Report – Jan. 8, 2019: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Expands Further In Idlib De-Escalation Zone   Units of the Russian Military Police have started patrolling the surroundings of the northern Syrian city of Manbij in the Aleppo governorate, near the border with Turkey, spokesman Yusup Mamatov told media on January 8. “Today we started patrolling the security zone near the city of Manbij and its surroundings. The task is

Russian Warplanes Strike Terrorists In Idlib De-Escalation Zone

Syrian War Report – Jan. 7, 2019: Russian Warplanes Strike Terrorists In Idlib De-Escalation Zone   Starting from January 4th, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The airstrikes targeted Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) forces in the towns of Darat Izza, Kafrnaha, Jamiat al-Rahal, Urum al-Kubra and the 111th Regiment base in the western Aleppo countryside. HTS’ news network

The Brits Are Delighted With Russian Railways by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated and captioned by Leo. A few months have passed since the end of the World Cup, which our country hosted. In the Western media, enthusiasm from the fans subsided, and the dull anti-Russian propaganda began again. But it is being countered by ordinary foreign tourists. A couple of Britons – Katie and Robbie – started an online report on Twitter from their journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow

Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/01/06 … Open Thread

2019/01/06 08:30:01Welcome 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

Mass Psychosis and The Church of Humanitarian Interventionism

by David Penner for The Saker Blog Ask any American liberal aged sixty-five and older what they think about Franco, Mussolini, or Hitler and they will vehemently denounce these men as tyrants, murderers, and despots. Ask them what they think about the Vietnam War and they will say it was a tragedy, not only for the Vietnamese, but for the poor American soldiers who were drafted and used as cannon

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