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Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/11/28 … Open Thread

2017/11/28 18:30:01Welcome 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

Ramzan Kadyrov’ views on homosexuality

Dear friends, Ramzan Kadyrov recently gave a long interview on Russian TV to Nailia Asker-Zade which included an interesting and a beautifully politically incorrect segment about homosexuality.  Thanks to Eugenia, I can now post this segment with English subtitles. I am posting this not because I endorse or agree with what Kadyrov says, although I basically do, but to give you a sense of how dramatically different Russia is from

Syrian War Report – November 28, 2017: Syrian Army Eliminated ISIS-held Pocket In Euphrates Valley

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-28-2017-syrian-army-eliminated-isis-held-pocket-in-euphrates-valley/ 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 The ISIS-held pocket on the western bank of the Euphrates River is close to a full collapse as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces are advancing on the last ISIS-held points there. On November 27 and 28, fierce clashes were ongoing

Why Kremlin Trolls Always Win

by Dmitrii Orlov for Club Orlov (cross-posted by special agreement with the author) A most interesting book has recently come out: Phil Butler’s Putin’s Praetorians: Confessions of the Top Kremlin Trolls. It’s a good book to read for all those who wish to peer behind the crazy funhouse mirror set up by Western media. It includes contributions from people who have been active in opposing the barrage of counterfactual press

Syrian-Iraqi War Report – November 27, 2017: Iraqi Troops Liberated 14,100 km2 From ISIS

https://southfront.org/syrian-iraqi-war-report-november-27-2017-iraqi-troops-liberated-14100-km2-from-isis/ 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 Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers carried out massive strikes on ISIS terrorists in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on November 25 and November 26. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the strikes hit ISIS’ manpower, vehicles and command posts in the Euphrates Valley. The

Book excerpt: How I became a Kremlin troll by The Saker

Dear friends, Today, with the kind permission of Phil Butler, I am posting the full text of my contribution to his book “Putin’s Praetorians: Confessions of the Top Kremlin Trolls“.  There are a couple of reasons for that.  The main one is that I strongly believe that this book deserves a much bigger visibility than it has received (this is also why, exceptionally, I am placing this post in the

Snipers at Ukraine’s Maidan confess to shooting both sides in Italian report ignored by MSM

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog How much of the current Russophobia campaign is to detract from the outrageous far-right regime Barry Obama installed in Ukraine? Certainly, if this wave of anti-Semitism – excuse me, Russophobia – was not clouding everything involving that region of the world, Ukraine’s chaos would necessarily receive more attention. So even though protecting the US Democratic Party’s domestic standing is probably the primary goal,

The Zionist-Wahhabis are gearing up for a new war

By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog The wars in Iraq and Syria are entering a final phase as ISIL is about to end up where it belongs, history’s trashcan. ISIL as a fighting force is about to be destroyed and in Syria, Takfiri terrorists belonging to the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham are next up, yet peace is something still unimaginably far away for this conflict-ridden region. The reason

How the U.S. Aristocracy Made a Foreign-Policy Chump Out of Trump

by Eric Zuesse for the Saker blog WHAT WILL BE SHOWN HERE In order to understand Donald Trump’s foreign policies, a person must be totally open-minded to at least the possibility that the U.S. is the world’s most aggressive, war-mongering nation, so that when an international poll was taken of the publics in 65 nations in 2013 as to which country is “the greatest threat to peace in the world today”,

Syrian-Iraqi War Report – November 25, 2017: US Forces To Remain In Syria To Oppose Iran, Assad

https://southfront.org/syrian-iraqi-war-report-november-24-2017-us-forces-to-remain-in-syria-to-oppose-iran-assad/ 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 November 23, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies continued their operation against ISIS on the western bank of the Euphrates. Pro-government forces have established control over the villages of Mahkan, Quriyah, Subaykhan, Kashma and Tashreen. On the same

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/11/25 … Open Thread

2017/11/25 07:00:01Welcome 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

Russophobia in Bulgaria

Two Russian tourists stopped at a gas station in Bulgaria to  fix a flat tire on their beach buggy car.  Suddenly, they were attacked by a gas station attendant, who started screaming at them and demanded them to leave. When they refused to leave before fixing a tire, he tried to take an air tire inflator from them, while screaming insults and obscenities at them. When verbal assault didn’t make

Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 Harvard Address

Transcript: I am sincerely happy to be here on the occasion of the 327th commencement of this old and most prestigious university. My congratulations and very best wishes to all of today’s graduates. Harvard’s motto is “VERITAS.” Many of you have already found out, and others will find out in the course of their lives, that truth eludes us if we do not concentrate our attention totally on it’s pursuit.

Syria war, Sochi peace

In a well choreographed Sochi summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin defines a peaceful future for Syria after the liberation of the country from militants by Pepe Escobar of the Asia Times (cross-posted by special agreement with the author) The main take away of the trilateral, two hour-long Russia-Iran-Turkey summit in Sochi on the future of Syria was expressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin: “The presidents of Iran and Turkey supported

The MBS – Blackwater marriage of convenience

by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker blog Mohamed Bin Salman’s (MBS) royal Saudi coup is still in the making and its stories of mystery and intrigue are unfolding. Some recent articles written about this unprecedented Saudi development have focused on whether or not MBS was actually desirous of instigating reform within the kingdom of sand and capable of putting together the infrastructure that made such reform possible and how. Other

The Lugansk Republic situation, MID note to the DOS concerning Myrotvorets

by Scott Humor On November 15,  President Putin supported Viktor Medvedchuk’s proposed prisoner exchange between Ukraine and the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics. Putin met with the Leader of the Ukrainian Choice – People’s Right movement Viktor Medvedchuk during his visit to the Voskresensky New Jerusalem Monastery.   President Putin also talked on the phone with the heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics for the first time since they declared independence from Ukraine after the anti-government

Syrian War Report – November 23, 2017: Syrian Army Liberates Dozen Villages In Euphrates Valley

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-23-2017-syrian-army-liberates-dozen-villages-in-euphrates-valley/ 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 Syrian government forces have liberated a large area from ISIS on the western bank of the Euphrates. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces have captured the villages of Ajrama, al-Safsafah, Ksu Umm Saba, al-Jahlah, al-Dwair, Wadi Abu Jasim, Surat al-Kshma, Subaykhan, Gharbiyah, Suwaydan

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