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A curious incident PART II

by Sushi for the Saker blog In the immortal words of USN Rear Admiral Joshua Painter: “Russians don’t take a dump, son, without making a plan” A Curious Incident Part I may be found at this link: One intent of this review is to demonstrate a lack of the degree of planning expected to occur if the Skripal incident were in fact a state sponsored assassination attempt. Part 2

Russia is fighting a lethal enemy

by Petr Akopov for Vzgliad translated by Edvin Buday London’s boorish behaviour has resulted in a fiery reaction within Russia – from indignation to jokes about “Little Britain”. Sadly, such derision is not the best possible answer. For we are dealing with a threat that is far from comical, and the entire history of relations between Russia and Britain is proof of that. Great Britain’s behaviour in the Skripal affair

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/03/20 … Open Thread

2018/03/20 02:30:02Welcome 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

Why we don’t respect the West anymore (MUST READ!)

by Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of RT TV channel and MIA “Russia today” translated by Scott source: Essentially, the West should be horrified not because 76% of Russians voted for Putin, but because this elections have demonstrated that 95% of Russia’s population supports conservative-patriotic, communist and nationalist ideas. That means that liberal ideas are barely surviving among measly 5% of population. And that’s your fault, my Western friends. It was

Syrian War Report – March 19, 2018: Eastern Ghouta Battle Enters Final Phase, Afrin Falls On March 18, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) established full control over the city of Afrin. The city had been the main stronghold of the YPG in northeastern Syria. However, the YPG had withdrawn from it almost without fighting. A notable part of civilians had also fled to the government-held area in the province of Aleppo. According to Turkish sources, the TAF and

Afrin week 8: Kurdish stubbornness spells their doom

By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog It’s been 8 weeks since Turkey together with its jihadist forces launched operation Olive Branch to clear the Afrin region of US-backed Kurdish militias (YPG). During these weeks, YPG forces have been taking a beating, losing well over 70 % their territory, including Afrin city itself. It should hardly come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the situation that the

The British Spy Skripal hoax

by Scott Humor In regards to the British government-staged hoax around the persona of retired British spy Sergey Skripal: If TV police dramas told us anything it’s the principle of Corpus delicti, or “no body, no crime.” It’s the principle that a crime must be proved to have occurred before a person can be convicted of committing that crime. Since February, the British government has been staging a bizarre theater

We are bad, bad Russians!

I friend sent me the link to this Twitter based video.  I have no idea who did it or who posted it.  But I found it here: so here it is: — MarsVolta (@fcsm7733) March 18, 2018  

A Curious Incident

By Sushi for the Saker Blog A famous Sherlock Holmes story contains the following dialog between Holmes and Detective Gregory. Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” Holmes: “That was the curious incident.” A confrontation is taking place between two states over the

Maria Zakharova debunks British lies (MUST WATCH!)

There is no overstating my gratitude to Eugenia who did an “emergency translation” of this crucial statement on Sunday instead of enjoying a much deserved, and much needed, day of rest. Dedicated people like Eugenia is what make this blog possible and we all owe her an immense dept of gratitude.  Thanks to this translation, you all get to hear what Maria Zakharova had to say in response to the

The outcome of the election in Russia explained in simple, plain, English

Here are the preliminary results explained in simple, plain, English: 1) Putin easily wins by a landslide and is *more* popular than ever 2) The Russian Communists and Zhirinovsky have reached terminal irrelevancy 3) Only 2.6% of Russians are pro-USA and generally pro-West (Sobchak+Yavlinsky) 4) The entire AngloZionist anti-Putin campaign has miserably failed 5) The Empire has two choices left: go to war or fold 6) If the Empire choses

Russian MoD warn: US is preparing a chemical false flag attack in Syria to justify US attack

Today, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy and spokesman of the Russian Defence Ministry Major General Igor Konashenkov held briefing in the National Centre for State Defence Control. According to Sergei Rudskoy, in late February, situation in the Eastern Ghouta, suburbs of Damascus, has been complicated due to actions of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization and other armed formations joined to

Russia’s Long Road Toward Resurgence (MUST WATCH documentary)

SouthFront produced another masterpiece: a documentary entitled “Russia’s Long Road Toward Resurgence“.  You can think of it as a “crash course in modern Russian history”.  I would have a few comments/corrections/disagreements but they would be minor and would not affect the key theses of this documentary.  In fact, this is truly an excellent summary so, please, do watch is and spread it on your social media and amongst your friends. 

Russia’s Reaction to the Insults of the West is Political Suicide

by Peter Koenig for the Saker blog The onslaught of western Russia bashing in the past days, since the alleged poison attack by a Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok (the inventor of which, by the way, lives in the US), on a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, has been just horrifying. Especially by the UK. Starting with PM May, who outright accused Russia of using chemical weapons

Being bullish about Arctic shipping – the Northern Sea Route (NSR)

Being bullish about Arctic shipping – the Northern Sea Route (NSR) by Nat South for the Saker Blog Part 1 The Northern Sea Route, (Северного морского пути) handled a record 9.7 Mn tons of sea cargo in 2017. President Putin, in his speech to the Federal Assembly at the beginning of March, stated that he would like to see a tenfold increase of cargo transported along the NSR by

Official Russian reply to the British “shut up and go away”

To follow up on the British suggestion to Russia “to shut up and go away”: If the Russian Foreign Ministry reacted in its traditional polite fashion, the Ministry of Defense decided not to mince words and called the British Defense Minister an “uncouth shrew” and “intellectual impotent”. Major General Igor Konashenkov was charged with the duty to deliver the rebuke, thus acting as a bad cop. The rhetoric of

POKÉMON IN UKRAINE: Tactical War Game Introduction MANUAL

War Game Manuals Book 1 The first of a series, our own Scott Humor’s new Manual is now available on Amazon. Just in time and on the button topical, this manual with 433 pages and over 200 images to help clarify understanding, seeks to fill the void and educate the population on augmented reality war games by their architects and players, the overt and covert Wargames that Warmongers Play, to