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July 26th combat SITREP by Juan

1. Fighting in The Cauldron continues. самообороны (self defense forces) continue to reinforce against the ukes surrounded in The Cauldron. Today the border crossing at Marinovka was secured. The orks in The Cauldron are now completely surrounded and cut off. 2. Almost 100 Ukes in The Cauldron have run for the Russian border and crossed in to Russia. самообороны are not happy that these terrorist ukes who were perfectly happy

Ukrainian SITREP and important statement of the Russian Deputy Defense Minister

First, I want to begin by posting the video of an important statement made by Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov who is calling the USA’s bluff and challenging those who made accusations against the Novorussian Resistance and Russia to show their evidence. A special thank you! to the fantastic translator teams who managed to translate and subtitle this video in less than a day: you guys are literally providing

July 23rd Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: Fighting all around

Quote of the day, Ron Dermer, Israeli envoy to the United States: The Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Israeli forces for their “unimaginable restraint” in their offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip Thought of the Day: Yes we can! 23rd July: A deputy of the Imam Ali (as) shrine in Najaf, Zuhair Shurba, expressed the willingness and desire of the shrine to host Christian families dispossessed by Daash

July 22nd Nigeria SITREP (Boko Haram) by Fulan Nasrullah

Dear friends, Today I have the pleasure to announce a new regular feature on this blog, a weekly SITREP about the Boko Haram movement and the conflict in Nigeria which has potential regional consequences.  This weekly SITREP will be written by ‘Fulan Nasrullah’, an ex-intelligence analyst and private intelligence contractor who is now an Imam of the Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jamaa’ah/Salafiyyah of Sunni Islam and a resident of Northern Nigeria.  No doubt,

Opening remarks of Vladimir Putin at the Russian Security Council meeting

Note: normally the meetings of the Russian Security Council are held behind closed doors.  This time, however, the press was allowed in just to record the beginning of the opening remarks of Vladimir Putin.  Then the press was asked to leave.  Clearly, this is intended as a message to the Russian people.  I have bolded out the part which appear the most important to me. The Saker ——-Good afternoon, colleagues.

July 22nd Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: A normal day in Iraq

Quote of the Day, the bringer of Peace, the great hope of the Arabs, the destroyer of WMD, the remover of tyrants, and the liberator of oil, Tony Blair: I spend two-thirds of my time on unpaid work Thought of the day: Does he mean unpaid or unpunished? Second Quote of the day, Ban Ki Moon: I saw Hamas rockets hitting Israel! It is very sad! No more thoughts for

July 22nd combat SITREP by Juan

1. Donetsk, Lugansk and surrounding towns and villages being bombarded ceaselessly by Uke forces using every weapon in their possession, Grad, Hurricane, Tornado and Smerch MLRS and arty up to 20.3 cm. 2. In last 4 days over 300 civilians in the aforementioned areas have been killed and a like number and more wounded. Civilian and industrial areas completely devoid of any Army of Novorossiya facilities and troops are targeted

July 21st Iraq SITREP: Bloody Monday

Quote of the day, Bhadrakumar on the Malaysian Plane Tragedy: The alacrity with which Obama scrambled to take early lead in the propaganda war over Moscow on Ukraine almost makes it appear he was expecting such a horrendous tragedy to happen Thought of the day: Pity Sherlock Holmes did not have a case called the “dog that barked before the crime” 20th July: Government air strikes on Daash held Hawija

July 20th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: Exodus

20th July: The Iraqi Security Forces have opened up another from against Daash and are now making a push westwards towards Fallujah. The army claims that “98% of Ramadi is now clear of terrorists.” 20th July: Maliki calls on the world to unite against Daash after the exodus of Christians in Mosul. He claims that the “true face” of the rebels is apparent and that there are genuine rebels, just

July 19th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: Daashing Christians in Iraq

Quote of the Day (Courtesy of Robert Fisk), Jonathan Whittall of the Médecins Sans Frontières referring to his job of providing medical aid to Palestinians in Gaza being akin: “to patch(ing) up prisoners in between their torture sessions “ 18th July: The Iraqi Government is coordinating with French authorities is trying to reclaim Iraqi assets of the previous regime in France. 19th July: The representative of the Secretary General of

July 18th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo

Iraq SITREP 18th July: Who wants to live forever? Quote of the day, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib on being hit by the (Muawiya’s) assassin’s sword when in prayer: Today Ali is successful/has succeeded! 18th July: Abdul Raqib Amin, 26, a Daash fighter killed near Ramadi by Security Forces is believed to be one of the three British Nationals who appeared in a recruitment video last month 18th July: State

July 17th Iraq SITREPby Mindfriedo: Being Played

Quote of the Day, George Galloway: Gaza people are all Sunni. But the only people helping them are all Shia, Think! In the last two SITREPs part of the short analyses was justifying Shia actions and Shia militias. This video linked by augmentedether, in my opinion, justifies in part the anger, hatred, and hurt felt by many of the everyday Iraqi Sunnis (on the receiving end of some of these

Ukraine SITREP July 17th, 15:55 UTC/Zulu: the complete failure of Poroshenko’s “surprise” (UPDATED)

I will begin this SITREP by re-posting the video of the interview made by Ukrainian TV by phone with a solider of the Ukie forces in the so-called “southern cauldron”.  Please make sure to press on the ‘cc’ button to get the English subtitles:Speaking of videos, the I wanted to point out that the video I posted yesterday of what appeared to be Grad systems firing a Ukie forces from

July 17th Ukraine Combat SITREP by Juan

1. Strelkov has allowed the Uke Army to enter in to a trap of their own making in a narrow long corridor between Army of Novorossiya and the Russia Border known as ‘The Cauldron’. Never underestimate your enemy. In this case it seems the Ukeland Army has violated that truism. 2. Minimum 35 Uke soldiers have been taken across the border to Russia for medical treatment. Confirmed.3. Border point near

July 16th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: Of Presidents and men

Thank you everyone, Saker in particular, and open minded Sunni commentators who were open about my “sectarian” post and only sought to guide me in their replies. I will try to keep religion out till the next library burns. But I have answered some of the issues raised in this SITREP. Quote of the day: I am a Muslim, neither Shia nor Sunni, and I go to Shia Mosques as

July 15th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: Burn Shia, burn!

Quote of the Day, Lebanese Sunni Scholar Sheikh Maaher Hammoud: If you want Arabs to fight Israel, tell them Israel converted to Shiaism Quote of the Day Two, Patrick Cockburn: In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany Thought of the Day: Enemy of Enemy is my Friend? 15th July: Tribal Fighters in Dhuluia have fought and forced out Daash Fighters from the entire

July 14th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: Power Corrupts

Quote of the Day, US Senator John McCain: the restraint of the Israelis, in my view, is admirable Thought of the Day: What if this man had won the election along with Sarah Palin? 14th July: Unconfirmed: Sistani has sent a verbal message to Maliki to find a replacement for his post within a week. The Marja has said that failure to do so will force him to take a

Iraq SITREP 13th July: The time of the Kurds, and Terroristan

Quote of the Day (Khamenei on the US demanding the closure of the underground nuclear facility at Fordow): it is laughable that the US demanded Iran to shut down its Fordow nuclear facility because it happens to be inaccessible and cannot be targeted in an air strike Thought for the day: To bury or not to bury…everything 13th July: The Iraqi Parliament session is adjourned to Tuesday. Problems arose on

July 12th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo

Iraq SITREP 12th July: Tony Blair and the orphans of Iraq Quote of the (an earlier) day: General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on hearing of Ayatollah Sistani’s call for defensive Jihad, “the call that the Ayatollah Sistani put out for volunteers is being answered and it complicates the situation, frankly, a bit.” Thought for the day: What did it complicate? The falling of Baghdad?

July 11th Ukraine combat SITREP by Juan

The retreat from Slavyansk and surrounding area was successful. Losses occurred but they were minimal. ‘Minimal’ is a terrible term. Sounds fine unless you happen to be one of the ‘minimal’. The world’s eyes and minds were focused on The Cauldron (Slavyansk and Kramatorsk) and the Novorossiya/Russia borders for over two months. During that time many things happened in other areas of Novorossiya, away from prying eyes. The donations of