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Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/01/06 … Open Thread

2022/01/06 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

Color revolution in Kazakhastan (open thread)

Dear friends Today I am driving all day, but since there is a very serious color revolution that seems to be taking place in Kazakhstan,  I am therefore creating an open thread.  Please feel free to share any decent information and commentaries below.  According to Russian sources, the usual US-controlled disinformation resources (including Ukie ones!) are out in full force to support the insurrection.  The levels of violence are very

Sitrep: Kazakhstan

This is a machine translation from https://vz.ru/world/2022/1/5/1137412.html Original text by Andrey Rezchikov Note:  Kindly use this thread for dissemination of information as well, as we have done before with crises such as this. Paid conspirators found behind riots in Kazakhstan In Kazakhstan, mass protests provoked by a sharp increase in gas prices do not subside. Protesters in Alama Ata attack the police, smash and seize administrative buildings. A state of

Two years later: nothing has changed in West Asia

By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog It has been two years since the murders of Martyrs Soleimani and Al-Muhandis at Baghdad airport. A lot has happened since then, but nothing has changed in the region. Still the same US occupation of Syria, and regular Israeli airstrikes on Syria. Still the same threats of “pre-emptive” attacks on Iran, still talks of US sanctioning this and that person in Iran. Still

China’s Excellent, Very Good Year: 2021 was China’s best year. Ever.

This week’s China Sitrep is by Godfree Roberts and went viral across the resistance sites. Amidst global gloom, 2021 was the best year in modern Chinese history. Here’s what they accomplished: Eliminated extreme poverty. Reached 96% home ownership. Kept Covid death rate at 0.6% of America’s. bigger Grew the economy $2 trillion PPP, the fastest growth ever. Became the richest country on earth. Became the world’s biggest overseas investor. Became

What’s causing the inflation crisis? Economist Michael Hudson explains

Benjamin Norton from Moderate Rebels interviews Dr. Michael Hudson.  The interview is more wide-ranging than the title suggests but, with razor-sharp intellect, Dr. Hudson breaks open the reason for today’s inflationary cycles.  Dr. Hudson again looks at the roots of de-dollarization, the new financial system, China’s purported slow-down, and common prosperity policy being implemented now.

I wish everybody a very happy Nativity!

Dear friends, I wish to all of you who celebrate the Holy Nativity according to the Flesh of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ on January 7th a joy-filled and peaceful feast day! My family and I will be leaving our home for 3 days to join our parish on the West Coast of Florida for the celebration of the Nativity.  I will be taking a small laptop with

Two years on, the Soleimani Spirit gathers clout

The Americans may have assassinated Soleimani, but the illegal aggression has not thwarted the Quds Force general’s plans for West Asia one bit, and may have even accelerated them. By Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and cross-posted with The Cradle   Two years ago, the 2020s started with a murder. Baghdad airport, January 3, 00:52 AM. The assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the

Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapons States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/67551 January 3, 2022 The People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America consider the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities. We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons – for as long as they continue to exist – should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war. We believe

Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/01/02 … Open Thread

2022/01/02 19:30:02Welcome 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

Probing the Fever Swamps of Orthodoxy: Things One Mustn’t Ask

by Fred Reed for the Saker blog Writing about evolution is likely an expression of literary masochism, but has its rewards. The difficulties are several. For one thing, for many people belief in evolution indicates to them that they are not of the unwashed, but rather one with advanced thinkers. For another, most people accept nature-show evolution in which in a sort of biological Coeueism: we are getting better and

The Menticide Manual – Blackpill

By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker Blog The Blackpill is a destructive ideology in the manosphere [promoting masculinity] that claims that genetics are everything and that subpar men should accept defeat. Callum Callum was born in Aberdeen, Northern Scotland, in 1982, to a wealthy Scottish engineer for the offshore oil industry and an English school teacher mother. The Celtic boy grew surprisingly tall, overtaking his own father’s height at

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

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/how-serious-are-israels-latest-war-threats-against-iran-mayadeen-report/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KCG_PXlOLI 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 https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Transcript: Reporter: Israel – with its government, military and security establishment – sleeps while dressed with its military attire, ever since the (Iran) nuclear

Vladimir Putin: annual expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board

Expanded Meeting of the Defence Ministry Board Vladimir Putin took part in the annual expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board at the National Defence Control Centre. December 21, 2021 14:30 Moscow Apart from the Armed Forces leadership, representatives of bodies of state power and public organisations, the meeting was attended by command officials from military districts, fleets and flotillas, military formations and units, as well as cadets and students of the Russian Defence Ministry’s higher education institutions, who have been invited to attend for the first time. Following the meeting, the President toured a theme exhibition

Vladimir Putin and Joseph Biden: Telephone conversation, December 30, 2021

On December 30, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States of America Joseph Biden. December 31, 2021 02:20 The conversation focused on the implementation of the agreement to launch negotiations on providing Russia with legally binding security guarantees, reached during the December 7 videoconference to launch negotiations on providing Russia with legally binding security guarantees. Vladimir Putin detailed the fundamental approaches underlying the Russian drafts

Ansarullah retakes key Yemeni region after 60 years of defacto Saudi control: Report

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/ansarullah-retakes-key-yemeni-region-after-60-years-of-defacto-saudi-control/ Description: A short presentation by Al Maydeen TV on the strategic importance of the Yemeni al-Yatamah region which Ansarullah-backed forces reportedly took over from Saudi-led forces in recent days. Source: Al Mayadeen (YouTube) Date: December 29, 2021 Please help MEO keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver Transcript: News Presenter: For the first time in 60 years, the strategic region of al-Yatamah returns to the

Review of Russian Navy auxiliary ships for 2020 — 2021

By Nat South for the Saker Blog Part 1 This article focusses on the new build programming and commissioning of ships and boats in 2021 and 2020. It provides an insight into the significantly less visible part of the Russian Navy and its ongoing modernisation programme. Russian support vessels are the backbone of any of the Fleets and the Caspian Flotilla,  since they underpin the combat ships and submarine operations

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