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October 1, 2018: Damascus To Evacaute People From On Al-Rukban Camp In US-Occupied Area

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-1-2018-damascus-to-evacaute-people-from-on-al-rukban-camp-in-us-occupied-area/ 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: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 The Damascus government and representatives of tribal leaders from the al-Rukban refugee camp located in the US-occupied area of at-Tanf have reached a preliminary agreement to deal with the humanitarian crisis there. Under the agreement, the local leaders of

Fall 2018 – Appeal for Support and short ‘State of the Saker Blogs’ report

Dear friends, Never has it been more important to continue the fight to stop the Empire’s war as it is now rampant and pervasive. Good people need to join and fight this battle, and the good news is that we are most definitely making a difference. I now appeal for your support in the form of donations. Regular readers know how difficult it is for me to even ask for

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/09/30 … Open Thread

2018/09/30 22:30:01Welcome 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

Scott Humor’s new book Hell and Israel: Après Lavrov le Déluge

The opinions of reviewers who read the book varies from ‘Wow, that’s an extremely energizing book!” to “Thank you very much for this. A brilliant satirical work. Hope it gets exposure.” It’s hard to find a great political satire book, it’s even harder to come across of a satirical work about a war.  The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, comes to mind, and Catch–22 by Joseph Heller, and not

Back to Monkeys: British Naked Dating Show, by Ruslan Ostashko (contains nudity)

    Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions. This video contains nudity, and has been copyright blocked in four countries/territories: United Kingdom, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Ireland.   The third season of the scandalous TV show Naked Attraction, that is, “Naked Attraction” kicked off this year in the UK. The country’s media, which Russian liberals present to us as a standard, make

Obedience in Christianity: a reply to an important question

Question: As an Orthodox Christian in America we are taught to almost worship our Bishops, and they can do no wrong. We are to strictly obey them unless they ask us to break the law, or hurt someone. However, what happens when they err? What is one to do? As a struggling Orthodox Christian in America I would appreciate advice from other Orthodox Christians. Iconodule (this question was originally posted

On the topic of the Russia-Israel-Syria affair

On the topic of the Russia-Israel-Syria affair, which has culminated in the downing of a Russian Il-20 on September 17th just off the coast of Latakia… by Ollie Richardson for The Saker Blog I will first start this article by saying that I have read, both intentionally and unintentionally (stumbled upon), lots and lots of opinions about this specific topic. The main bulk of these opinions recycle the usual blaming of

Lavrov’s remarks at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 28, 2018 Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, The speeches delivered during the general discussion at this session of the UN General Assembly confirm the fact that international relations are going through a very complex and contradictory historical stage. Today, we are witnesses to a collision of two opposing trends. On the one hand,

Eastern Mediterranean Naval SITREP

by LeDahu for The Saker Blog https://journal-neo.org/2018/09/27/an-ever-increasing-number-of-military-ships-arrives-to-the-eastern-meddit/ The last couple weeks in the Eastern Mediterranean could remind a casual observer of some sort of a military parade, with members of the US-led coalition bringing an ever increasing number of military assets to the region. The number of warships flying various flags being dispatched as a show of force to the Eastern Mediterranean has been increasing on a daily basis. The warships

The abomination of desolation standing in the holy place

[Note: this analysis has been written for the Unz Review] Warning: the following text was written specifically to help Christians make sense of the “hijacked vocabulary” used in the discussion of the current attempts by the Empire to take control of the Orthodox people of the Ukraine. For atheists/agnostics this discussion will offer just some irrelevant and boring mumbo-jumbo with no relevance to the lofty realms of enlightened modern positivism.

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/09/27 … Open Thread

2018/09/27 11:00:01Welcome 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

Eurozone didn’t admit a Lost Decade – France won’t admit austerity continues in 2019

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog One would think that if economic austerity had ended, it would be trumpeted loudly? After all, it has been going on for so long, is so hugely despised, is such an economic failure, and has been the source of so many protests, arrests, tear-gassings, water cannoning, police violence and – certainly – deaths due to the lack of adequate health care, suicides due

America Hits China in Order to Frighten Russia

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-america-hits-china-in-order-to-frighten-russia/ source: https://ukraina.ru/exclusive/20180925/1021237227.html The Americans introduced a new package of anti-Chinese sanctions. It is interesting that this time the actions of Washington aren’t connected to the economy in any way, but bear an exclusively military-political charge… The Central Military Commission of China was hit because of its purchase of 10 Russian Su-35 and equipment for surface-to-air S-400

Dispossession of land on the basis of race – a State Enrichment and Control Strategy in the South African Context

by Anon for The Saker Blog Yes, we are talking about South Africa and the current and planned policy of land dispossession/confiscation without compensation, as it relates to suppression, oppression and annihilation of peoples in our world. Acknowledging the real and current danger that the 4.5 million white South Africans find themselves in, the situation is analogous to a canary in the coal mine where the canary has already expired.

September 25, 2018: Syrian Military To Get S-300 Systems, Other Assistance From Russia

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-25-2018-syrian-military-to-get-s-300-systems-other-assistance-from-russia/ Syrian War Report – September 25, 2018: Syrian Military To Get S-300 Systems, Other Assistance From Russia 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: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Russia has announced a batch of measures, which will be employed in response to the shootdown of the IL-20 military plane as

Scott Humor’s new book Hell and Israel: Après Lavrov le Déluge available at saker.community store

Dear friends, my new book Hell and Israel: Après Lavrov le déluge is now available at the saker.community store in PDF format and in eBOOK MOBI format. On September 17th, 2018, four Israeli military jets attacked Syria in the vicinity of the Russian Khmeimim Air Base, and port Tartus and shot down the Russian recognizance aircraft IL-20 with a crew of fifteen, killing everyone aboard. Similar but lesser known events

September 24, 2018: Rift Grows Among Militant Groups In Idlib

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-24-2018-rift-grows-among-militant-groups-in-idlib/ 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: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 A rift among Idlib militant groups is growing over the demilitarization zone agreement reached by Turkey and Russia earlier this month. On September 22, the National Front for Liberation (NFL) released on official statement declaring its support to the

Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. F-22 Raptor flying over Syria

Note by the Saker: this is an unconfirmed report, based on a Russian social media post, so don’t take it to the bank.  But this is curious, so I decided to repost it. Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. F-22 Raptor flying over Syria source: https://defence-blog.com/news/russian-fighter-jets-intercept-u-s-f-22-raptor-flying-over-syria.html A Su-35S air-superiority fighter jet of Russia’s Aerospace Force has intercepted and visually identified the U.S. F-22 Raptor Raptor combat aircraft flying over Syria. A photographs posted by unofficial Russia’s military pilot Instagram account

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