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After Kazakhstan, the color revolution era is over

What happened in Kazakhstan increasingly looks like a US-Turkish-British-Israeli-led coup d’etat attempt foiled dramatically by their Eurasian adversaries By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and cross-posted with The Cradle The year 2022 started with Kazakhstan on fire, a serious attack against one of the key hubs of Eurasian integration. We are only beginning to understand what and how it happened. On Monday morning, leaders of the Collective Security

And now, a short message from the US War Party

How to deal with the Kremlin-created crisis in Europe Since President Biden’s virtual summit with President Putin on December 7, Russia has increased its troop presence on or near Ukraine’s borders. Having created this crisis, the Kremlin has demanded security guarantees for Russia that the United States and its allies cannot possibly provide. It has made provocative statements at high levels, including outlandish claims that US private military contractors intend

What, if anything, happened in Geneva?

There are no official results from the meeting in Geneva yet.  The US has promised to give the Russians an official answer in writing within a week.  The Russians have declared that they have explained the Russian position to their US counterparts in minute details leaving no ambiguity.  According to Russian sources, the US position was a “diehard/stubborn” one. Clearly, the War Party in the USA is, at least so

The true face of Vucic supporters for all to see :-)

Yesterday a Vucic-troll calling himself П.П.Његош complained about my characterization of Vucic.  I replied this to him.  Today, I found this remarkable comment intercepted by the moderators: A couple of things are particularly interesting here. First, the reference to my “Russian genes” and to my “Asiatic race”.  That is racism at is purest, of course.  It also sounds exactly like what Ukronazis say about Russians (nb: they typically claim that

The South Needs a Sane Foreign Policy

By Walt Garlington for the Saker Blog ‘The Constitution is not a suicide pact’ – but it is nearing that deadly threshold in a number of ways: federal debt, unchecked immigration, but most existentially in a lunatic foreign policy. In its relations with Russia and China especially, but also with regard to Iran, North Korea, and others, the diplomatic/military/intelligence apparatus in Washington City seems driven to ignite dangerous international conflagrations.

How serious are Israel’s latest war threats against Iran? (Mayadeen Report)

Original link: Video link: Description: A recent Al Mayadeen TV news report questioning the seriousness of Israel’s recent, almost non-stop war threats against Iran. Source: Al Mayadeen Channel (YouTube) Date: December 29, 2021 (Please help MEO keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount: ) Transcript: Reporter: Israel – with its government, military and security establishment – sleeps while dressed with its military attire, ever since the

Nasrallah: the Saudi regime is the source of terrorism in the Middle East

Nasrallah: the Saudi regime is the source of terrorism in the Middle East Conclusion of the speech of Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on January 3, 2022, during the commemoration of the second anniversary of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Source: Translation: Transcript : […] In this speech devoted to the identification of the assassins [the United States] and of the martyrs [Soleimani

A Faintly Curmudgeonly Analysis of the Sino-Dimbulbian Clash

by Fred Reed for the Saker blog A staple response of nationalistic commenters on the web, when told that China is advancing rapidly in technology, is a truculent, “If the Chinese are so damn smart, why do they send their students to American universities? Huh?” The answer may surprise. Appended below is an email from an internet friend with a career in math and engineering: “Fred, “….My oldest daughter, being

Putin and CSTO leaders meet to discuss Kazakhstan

Session of CSTO Collective Security Council January 10, 2022 11:45 Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region Vladimir Putin took part in an emergency session of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation Collective Security Council. The Republic of Armenia chaired the videoconference meeting, which was devoted to the situation in Kazakhstan and measures to normalise it. Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Japarov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation

Who “lost” Kazakhstan and to whom?

Dear friends, Christ is born!  Glorify Him! The magnitude of the crisis in Kazakhstan has surprised many, including myself.  Some compared what happened to the Euromaidan in Kiev, but that is a very bad comparison, if only because the Euromaidan happened on one square of one city whereas the violent insurrection (because that it was it was!) in Kazakhstan began in the western regions but quickly spread to the entire

Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/01/09 … Open Thread

2022/01/09 18:30:02Welcome 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

Comments ahead of talks: Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov

🇷🇺🇺🇸 Russian interministerial delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey #Ryabkov arrived in Geneva to take part in the Russian-US security talks.#RussiaUS — MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) January 9, 2022 Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey #Ryabkov gave a few comments to the media ahead of the 🇷🇺/🇺🇸 talks on security guarantees: 💬There is a good chance that we will face the 🇺🇸 and #NATO’s unwillingness to understand what we really

The Menticide Manual – Promiscuity

By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker Blog There must never be a truthful word about female promiscuity in our nation. We either keep lying and prevail, or we spill the truth… and must collapse. Reports the American Sex Survey 2004, ABC News: “Overall, women in the US report an average of 6 sex partners in their lifetimes; men, 20.“ And this, from Durex UK: “Men worldwide have had more

Kazakhstan (new open thread)

By Amarynth for the Saker Blog Here are a few updates in point form, but so far it is clear that the effort to destabilize Kazakhstan is on its way to failure.  Now we wait for the (not an ultimatum) meeting between the US and Russia on providing Russia with legally binding security guarantees.  Next week’s meetings are as follows: US and Russia: Geneva on January 9–10. Russia-NATO Council: Brussels

Sitrep Kazakhstan: President Tokayev addressed the nation

Tokayev addressed the nation and called what is happening now in the country an anti-terrorist operation. Kazakhstan is undergoing an anti-terrorist operation An anti-terrorist operation is underway in our country. The police, National Guard and army are all carrying out an extensive and coordinated work to establish law and order in accordance with the Constitution. Yesterday, the situation in the cities of Almaty, Aktobe and the Almaty region stabilized. The

Sitrep: Summary of Briefing from Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov, commander of the CSTO grouping in Kazakhstan.

Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov, commander of the CSTO grouping in Kazakhstan. Briefing on Kazakhstan. 07.01.2022 1. Citizens of Alma-Ata are urged to stay indoors and observe the state of emergency until the remaining militants are shot. Given the ongoing shooting, this is in the interests of the citizens themselves. Authorities warn that trained guerrilla snipers are operating in the city. More than 3,000 people have been arrested and dozens killed.

Steppe on Fire: Kazakhstan’s Color Revolution

By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and cross-posted Maidan in Almaty? Oh yeah. But it’s complicated. So is that much fear and loathing all about gas? Not really. Kazakhstan was rocked into chaos virtually overnight, in principle, because of the doubling of prices for liquefied gas, which reached the (Russian) equivalent of 20 rubles per liter (compare it to an average of 30 rubles in Russia itself). That was the

CSTO sends peacekeepers to Kazakhastan

A lot has happened overnight.  The most remarkable development is that the CSTO is sending troops to Kazakhastan.  That is fast, very VERY fast.  And that proves that the Russians knew and were prepared.  I agree with Bernardt at MoA who wrote that “The U.S. Directed Rebellion in Kazakhstan May Well Strengthen Russia“. I leave you with a machine translation from an article originally posted here: Andrei Kazakhstan and