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A few more hyper-short items + open thread (IMPORTANT UPDATE!!)

Dear friends,I am exhausted.  Badly.  Had to spend many hours on the road this week-end so here is my schedule:Today I will, insha’allah, answer the most (all?) the emails I have to answer.  Then I will write a bunch of emails to try to get a few apparently stuck “balls” rolling again. Tomorrow I should be back with an analysis of what happened in Novorussia.Thanks a lot for all the

The recent elections and gas deal – survey: who won who lost? & upcoming podcast

Dear friends,Since I am going to be very busy until Monday morning, I want to leave you with a “semi-open thread”.  If you see something interesting, by all means please post it here.  If not, I would like to survey your opinions on two questions: In the latest gas deal between the EU, the Ukraine and Russia – who won and who lost? (The junta in Kiev? Russia? The EU?

Confirmed: Ilovaisk has been liberated + open thread

Dear friends,I have a bad case of repetitive stress injury (RSI) due to too much keyboard and mouse use (even though I use an ergonomic keyboard and mouse).  I need to type less today, but I want to confirm that Ilovaisk, the city featured yesterday in this video, has been freed.Now I must take the rest of the day off.Open thread!Cheers,The Saker

Confession and open thread

Dear friends, I am exhausted. Totally. Wiped out. And this has shown in the past couple of days when I failed to police comments which never should have made it to begin with. I hope to be able to address what I see as The Key Issue (all in caps!) by Thursday morning/early afternoon: will the US/NATO attempt to attack Russian and/or Novorussia and, if yes, how? But tomorrow I

Short news items & open thread

A couple of quick things:1) The so-called “interview” with Alexander Khodakovskii (not Mikhail Khodorkovskii) is a fake made by Reuters in which different parts of the real interview were re-mixed together in order to make it sound as if Khodakovskii was saying that the Resistance had a BukM1.  Video and audio proof of that fact that this was a fake was shown on Russian TV today.2) The “new, democratic and

Preliminary but very good news and open thread

Dear friends,I am sorry to report that I will again have to be away from my keyboard for most of the day.  Therefore, I will again leave an open thread for you to use to keep the discussion going.  Please do not use that time to attack anybody personally.Right now I will just say this:There are reports from different sources which all point to the same fact: it appears the

Open Thread June 27th

I will be gone for the full day, so I leave you with an open thread (and *please* spare me the Nazi apologetics at least for today!) and this “wonderful” photo.  Kind regards, The Saker——- EU signs association with a Nazi regime.  Bravo!

OPEN THREAD (June 11-14)

Well, here is the promised open thread.  In homage to the heroes in Novorossia who are fighting the Nazi death squads every day, here is a music video about prevailing against terrible odds and a famous monologue from the movie “Brat 2”: Вот скажи мне американец, в чём сила! Разве в деньгах? Вот и брат говорит, что в деньгах. У тебя много денег, и чего? Я вот думаю, что сила