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Kosovo will be liberated (UPDATED)

(This column was written for the Unz Review) General Ratko Mladic, now 75, was sentenced last week to life in prison by the NATO kangaroo court known as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). It is worth mentioning here that, just like Bosnian-Serb President Radovan Karadzic and Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, Mladic was attested and handed over to this NATO tormentors by the Serbian authorities. That tells

The New Great Game moves from Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) Is the world’s center of gravity shifting to the heart of the Indo-Pacific – a new pivot to Asia? In the context of the New Great Game in Eurasia, the New Silk Roads, known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), integrates all of China’s instruments of national power – political, economic, diplomatic, financial, intellectual and

Russia and the IOC – a commentary by Ruslan Ostashko

This is another video from the series “5 Minutes of Common Sense” by the Russian political analysis Ruslan Ostashko. In this video, Ruslan is expressing his views on the ban imposed by the IOC on the participation of the Russian team in the winter Olympic games in the South Korea and on the steps Russia could have taken. Commentary by Eugenia who translated and subtitled this video (thanks Eugenia!!): I

Syrian War Report – December 7, 2017: Iran-Lebanon Land Route

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-7-2017-iran-lebanon-land-route/ On December 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces, Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias liberated al-Alwai, Sayyal, Ghabrah, Tall Madkok, Hawi al-Ghabrah, al-Ashayir and Bissisat from ISIS and established a full control over the highway between the cities of Deir Ezzor and al-Bukamal in eastern Syria. The rest of ISIS members had reportedly withdrawn from the Euphrates Valley to Syria’s Homs desert or the desert area in western

France’s Lafarge Co. ‘going through a tough time’ after proof they worked with terrorists in Syria

by Ramin Mazaheri That headline leaves out the biggest bombshell: Per court testimony leaked in September, France’s Foreign Ministry knew all about Lafarge’s collaboration with terrorists in Syria and repeatedly encouraged them to do so. Many are assuming that future court inquiries will discover that the France’s Foreign Ministry and national spy services provided more than just moral support. Since the story broke in June 2016 the story just gets

The death of Kissinger’s Shuttle Diplomacy: the Jerusalem factor

by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog No man has possibly served the American Empire as much as Henry Kissinger did, and with all the literature, including screenplays, that have been written about him and his “shuttle diplomacy”, none probably described his biggest ever performance than Patrick Seale in his book “Asad”. After all, even though Kissinger is always remembered as the diplomat who has negotiated terms of settlement with

The unintended consequences of Israeli indifference

This comment was chosen by moderator HM from the post “Syrian War Report – December 4, 2017: Israeli-Iranian Tensions Gain Momentum”. The moderator felt the comment was a thoughtful and a very good summation. Comment by B.F.   This provocation by Israel, bombing a sovereign country without declaration of war, has nothing to do with any possible Iranian “aggression” against Israel, but plenty with geopolitics. ISIS has almost been defeated

Syrian War Report – December 6, 2017: Tiger Forces Reached Al-Bukamal

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-6-2017-tiger-forces-reached-al-bukamal/ 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 December 5, Syrian government forces liberated the villages of Jalaa, Ramadi and Buq in the province of Deir Ezzor. On the same day, six Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers carried out a massive strike on ISIS positions near al-Sayyal destroying weapons depots, strong points

“Shortener” volunteer sought for a Saker video report with South Front (SOLVED)

Dear friends, My friends at South Front want to make a high quality video on the basis of this article of mine: https://thesaker.is/the-end-of-the-wars-on-the-cheap-for-the-united-states/ However, the current total length of this article is too long for a script of that video.   I simply don’t have the material time to do the script so what I need is a “shortener”, i.e. a person who would be willing to sit down and “squeeze”

A commentary on the expulsion of Russia from the Olympics

So finally, the suspense is over and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) from 2018 Olympics, ruling that “clean” Russian athletes can only compete under a neutral flag in South Korea in February.  Since I am going to be asked about this I might as well give you my reaction to this latest development. First, I really don’t care about sports or the Olympics. 

Uzbekistan – A Voice from Eurasia

by Peter Koenig for the Saker blog Uzbekistan is a peaceful friendly country, smiling faces, many of them struggling to make a living, but still smiling. Uzbekistan is a double landlocked nation, meaning she is surrounded by other landlocked countries, i.e. Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Landlocked countries have no access to the sea. They are economically more challenged than are those with access to the seas. Exports to

Geopolitical Standoff In Post-ISIS Middle East

https://southfront.org/war-yemen-geopolitical-standoff-middle-east/ 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 As the ISIS terrorist group is collapsing in Syria and Iraq, the competition among powers involved in the conflict increases. In March, Moscow and Astana become the main centers of the diplomatic activity with top leaders from Israel, Turkey,

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/12/05 … Open Thread

2017/12/05 17:30:02 Welcome 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

Who are the most dangerous Russians in the world today?

by Marcus Godwyn for the Saker blog, (with huge thanks to Gleb Glinker for expert proof reading and wise editing; the introduction to this article has been posted before here) As western media and politicians relentlessly continue to spew forth warnings to their hapless populations about the ever present and growing “Russian threat”, only today: 12-11-2017 NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg has told Europe to “Prepare for a Russian invasion”.

Syrian War Report – December 4, 2017: Israeli-Iranian Tensions Gain Momentum

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-december-4-2017-israeli-iranian-tensions-gain-momentum/ 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 December 2, Israeli forces launched between 4 and 6 missiles on the supposed Iranian military facility in the area of al- Kiswah in southern Damascus. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Air Defense Force (SADF) fired several Buk-M2E surface-to-air missiles from its position

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/12/02 … Open Thread

2017/12/02 06:00:03Welcome 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

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