Tag "Open thread"

New Year’s Eve open thread

Dear friends, First, I want to wish a very happy New Year’s Eve to those who celebrate the new years on January 1st (I personally don’t).  I also want to wish you all the best for the coming year.  And yes, the future does look scary, but we should always strive to keep our peace of mind and a hopeful disposition, if only because it makes us stronger and more

Open Thread (topic: the NATO war against Russia)

Dear friends I am traveling with my wife for a couple of days.  I am also celebrating my birthday, so between the travels and my desire to disconnect for 48 hours, I leave you with an open thread asking you to please stick to the topic of the NATO war against Russia.  To launch the conversation, I would offer these two headlines: First, just as I thought I said all

OPEN THREAD about the war between NATO and Russia

I am somewhat under the weather today, so I leave you with this open thread to discuss the current developments in the war between NATO and Russia.  I would be particularly interested in your opinions and reaction to this statement by Russia at the UN Security Council: http://thesaker.is/extremely-important-russian-warning-to-the-un-security-council-must-see/ Kind regards, Andrei

Short update and open thread

First, I want to express how touched I am by the initiative taken by the Saker community to help my family in these difficult times.  Words cannot express how touched I am by this initiative and while I cannot thank each person involved individually (especially since I don’t know who they are!) I will thank you all here. Second, we are still busy gutting the house which will take many

Open thread, one development and a request

Dear friends, God willing, I will post an analysis tomorrow of what apparently has happened (I will look at at least two main versions) and what is going on today. At this point all I can do is to confirm that overnight the Russians have hit Ukrainian electricity nodes and that much of the Ukraine, especially in the East, is in the dark.  Even “Ze” confirmed this.  BTW – the

Open Thread, one article, a very promising new blog and trolls/bots

Dear friends, I am creating an open thread about the SMO in the Ukraine. As a “primer” I recommend this machine translation of a Russian article: Version one: https://translated.turbopages.org/proxy_u/ru-en.en.2ae402df-631d0e24-b263427a-74722d776562/https/vz.ru/news/2022/9/10/1176889.html Version two: https://vz-ru.translate.goog/news/2022/9/10/1176889.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp And, just to clarify, Sivkov (PhD in Military Sciences) is very critical of Putin and the Russian Military and while we can criticize much of what he writes, he is hardly a “flagwaver”. Finally, please pay special attention

Open thread for today

There is an amazing amount of current news to discuss. Gazprom does not like the paperwork accompanying the Canada-returned gas turbine. And another one is being taken offline. Deliveries via the Nord Stream from July 27 will be no more than 33 million cubic meters per day (against the current maximum of 67 million cubic meters). Lavrov is making incredible statements on his major Arab League and African Tour and

Open Thread for Today

Use as open thread for those aspects of our blue marble that falls within the general Saker discussion sphere. The Big News of the day is that Shoigu took the brakes off and told his commanders in the field that there is a need for speed and bigger and intensified action in the Ukraine.  The timing is epic!  On July 17, 1942, the Battle of Stalingrad began, one of the

Open thread: Multipolarity

By Amarynth for the Saker Blog The stark difference is imperialism vs multipolarity Historically multipolarity undermines imperialism, maximalism, and a single point of control over the whole world for example, long arm of the law jurisdiction where US law seemingly is obeyed by lackey countries and groups. Productive power and ability have spread sufficiently widely to displace the west from being the only central ruler of the world order.  Larger

Open Thread for today

This is an open thread for discussion of everything Saker related. Two notes to start it off: The Russian MoD released a very interesting additional statement, beyond their usual factual briefings.  It reads as follows: ◽️Successful offensive of Russian units towards Lugansk within 5 days has resulted in the liberation of Loskutovka, Podlesnoye, Mirnaya Dolina, Shchebkaryer, Vrubovka, Nyrkovo, Nikiolayevka, Novoivanovka, Ustinovka and Ray-Aleksandrovka. ◽️Group of Ukrainian units has been completely

Open thread (and notes)

The world is busy with the greatest part busy with building their lives and their countries and regaining sovereignty, and the smallest portion busy sinking. We have Spief going on in St Petersburg and seemingly a number of loose threads are being pulled together. We have Europe’s gas supply being throttled by Russia, as Siemens could not supply repair parts because Canada did not want to release the parts because

Open Thread for today (plus comments)

For Ukraine issues, we can still use the latest sitrep here. Please use this as open thread for all other issues pertinent to the Saker Blog. A few latest happenings and statements: Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui:  “We must put an end once and for all to the hegemony of the United States, with its eternal desire to interfere in the affairs of sovereign states” The following is non-trivial

Open Thread

This is our open thread for the next +- 24 hours to discuss topical issues. Moderation policy is in full effect.      

Open thread for today and a few comments

Use as an open thread for today for any topic discussed at the Saker Blog and not already being discussed in other threads. Comments: – This article by Andrei Maryanov is almost required reading: http://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2022/05/plans-are-changing-for-us-larry-talks.html – And I do so like Maria Zakharova.  She just told Olaf Scholz that he is a plagiarist. #Opinion by Maria Zakharova: 💬 Speaking at the Davos World Economic Forum, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said:

Open thread for today and some comments

Use as open thread for today for any topic discussed at the Saker Blog and not already discussed in other threads. Comments:  How about those sanctions?  European Gas Buyers Switch to Ruble Payments – It’s reported another 14 firms – on top of the existing 20 – have requested the paperwork to set up accounts too.  Italy and Germany – huge consumers of Russian gas – are among those that

Open Thread .. dedicated to Victory over Nazism

Why is the Great Patriotic War such a big deal to the Russians? Over 26 million people of the Soviet Union, 18 million of whom were civilians, – the ultimate sacrifice and the “toll” of Victory. It’s no exaggeration – every family in the post-Soviet countries has relatives or loved ones who served, died, worked on the home front, or was affected by the scariest of wars. Thus, whenever their

Open thread for today and a few notes

The news just does not stop coming.  In the big scheme of things, China is completely and unreservedly committed to Russia and the concept of mutual and indivisible security and a true multipolarity in the world. CHINA WEIGHS IN “While Europe and the international community are calling to end the war, the US continues to fan the flames and is ready to fight to the last Ukrainian.” “The US continues