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Hi We are going live with requiring all commentators to have a registered account on thesaker.is. Note: Important all accounts that had emails of gmail.com added between Aug 3 – Aug 4 have been removed. These account were created but the sign on information never was successfully mailed. You will need to create a new account by going to https://thesaker.is/register.   If you already have an account and password you

How to register for a commentator account (update — rolling back to old version at 6pm EST )

Going to roll back to the ‘non registered’ commentator. Cannot resolve the google rejection of our email in a timely manner. It will most likely take several week before we give it another try .. keep your user ids and passwords as they will be needed when we fire it back up. Rollback is scheduled for 6pm EST. Regards Herb   Having issues with new ‘registered’ user send message to

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Sitrep Operation Z: Beginning of this End (but there are other beginnings and other ends)

by Amarynth for the Saker Blog The SMO is beginning to end.  We can classify it now as a perfect real world training ground for Russian military and is in its final stages.   The ‘punitive war’ by their own actions, is heating up in Europe, and the world war between a single polar hegemon and a multi-polar world.  At the Saker Blog we will continue with presenting good sources

New Page Added ‘Comment Dashboard’

A new page has been added to the site for the use of our commentators. It is entitled comment-dashboard and can be accessed by   http://thesaker.is/comment-dashboard or by clicking on ‘Dashboard’ next to the ‘Cafe’ link in middle menu. The ‘Dashboard’ allows 8 different views of our current comments. The page is updated every 5 minutes. Regards Herb (webmaster)

Discussion of Covid-19 is restricted to the ‘Cafe’

In the last several days there has been explosion of comments about covid-19 on the latest Saker post “Understanding anti-Putin PSYOPs: Preparing for war”. These comments unrelated to the post itself both obscure and derail the discussion regarding the post. Whether this is intentional or not make no difference. Saker has created a new moderation rule #20 … “any post denying that there is a pandemic will be removed and

Russian Warplanes Pounding Turkish Proxies In Greater Idlib

South Front On December 24 and 25, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on positions of Turkish-backed militant groups in northern Lattakia. A large part of the airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the town of Kabani. Photos shared by opposition activists show smoke rising from several hills in the town’s vicinity, where a complex network of tunnels, trenches and fortifications were built over the

Guardians Of Space Camels

South Front In a revelation that should have happened on April 1, but actually happened on December 18, the United States Space Force finally revealed the name with which its troops are to be referred as: Guardians. Now, the Space Force not only has the logo taken from Star Trek, but is also testing its luck with playing with the superhero film “Guardians of the Galaxy”. According to the Pentagon,

Israel Is Searching For Pretext To Invade Southern Syria

South Front The Russian military and Russian-backed Syrian forces have been increasing their presence on the border with Iraq. Less than a week ago, the Russian Military Police established a local HQ in al-Bukamal. Recently, the 5th Corps of the Syrian Army, known for its links with the Russian military, created a network of border posts in the area. The move was apparently coordinated with Iranian-backed forces and the Iraqi

Russian Forces Establish Presence On Syrian-Iraqi Border

South Front Over the past weeks, the Syrian Army and its allies have intensified their operations against ISIS cells hiding in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert. According to pro-government sources, during the past few days, Syrian government forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out a series of raids to the south of the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway and southeast of al-Mayadin. Pro-militant media outlets clam that over 10 Syrian soldiers and 15 ISIS

Biden’s Pyrrhic Victory

Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson As predicted, the election turned out to be considerably closer than most pundits and polls predicted. In spite of polling that suggested Biden leading Trump by a margin of 5%-15%, in actuality the popular vote margin of victory turned out to be more in the vicinity of modest 3%, a remarkably lackluster showing on the part of a veteran

Clashes Between Armenian And Azerbaijani Forces Resumed In Nagorno-Karabakh

South Front Last weekend was marked by a new round of military escalation between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. On December 12, Azerbaijan attacked the villages of Khtsaberd and Khin Taher, which were in the hands of Armenian militia units. After a series of clashes with the Armenians, they established control of Khtsaberd and deployed in the vicinity of Khin Taher. On December 13, Armenia claimed that

Turkey, Azerbaijan Lay Claim To Yerevan, Dream Of Capturing Entire Caucasus

South Front The Second Nagorno-Karabakh war ended, but the hard times for the Armenians do not seem to be nearing end anytime soon. On December 10th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gifted Azerbaijan with the great honor of hosting him as a special guest at Baku’s “Victory Parade”. Turkish and Azerbaijani troops accompanied by various equipment, including those captured from Armenians, marched through the Azerbaijani capital as the Sultan-in-Chief and

Kurd Runner 2020

South Front The situation in the northern Syrian provinces of Aleppo and al-Hasakah is once again escalating amid speculations on the upcoming Turkish advance in the area. In recent weeks, the Turkish military and its proxies increased the intensity of strikes on positions of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and even on nearby positions of the Syrian Army along the contact line in the northeast of Syria. For example,

Israel Weaponizes WhatsApp. Iranian Twitter Warriors Eliminate Top Mossad Officer

South Front Israel has weaponized the WhatsApp messaging application to terrorize Syrian officers deployed in the south of the country, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. According to reports, messages were sent from a number hosted in Cyprus to mobile phones of officers that allegedly have ties with Lebanese Hezbollah. “Hezbollah and Iran are taking advantage of you to operate on the border against Israel, you bear responsibility and you won’t

Second Karabakh-War Reshapes Transport Corridors In South Caucasus

South Front The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War not only led to a shift of the military political balance of power in the South Caucasus, but the agreements reached to put an end to it would potentially greatly reshape transport links, and thus freight and passenger flows in the region. The deployment of Russian peacekeepers to Azerbaijan, the growth of Turkish-Azerbaijani cooperation and the decline of the project of the Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh

Trump Administration Fights Iran In Middle East As Qods Force Expands In U.S. Backyard

South Front The United States and Israel are preparing for even more military action against Iran following the assassination of prominent nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in the countryside of Tehran last week. The Israeli Defense Forces and the United States have already stepped up coordination mechanisms to react to what Israeli media likes to call ‘non-motivated aggression’ by Iran. The accepted measures reportedly include procedures for joint detection of missile

Chicken Kiev Meets Cold Turkey: Black Sea Axis Emerges?

South Front Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson On the face of it, an alliance between Turkey and Ukraine seems like a rather odd creation, yet one that may surprisingly durable simply because neither country has anywhere else to turn. What practically dooms them to a partnership if not an outright alliance is their unenviable geographic and geopolitical position of occupying the strange “no man’s

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