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Russian MoD warn: US is preparing a chemical false flag attack in Syria to justify US attack

Sun, 2018-03-18 01:28
Today, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy and spokesman of the Russian Defence Ministry Major General Igor Konashenkov held briefing in
Categories: News for progressives

Russia’s Long Road Toward Resurgence (MUST WATCH documentary)

Sun, 2018-03-18 01:07
SouthFront produced another masterpiece: a documentary entitled “Russia’s Long Road Toward Resurgence“.  You can think of it as a “crash course in modern Russian history”.  I would have a few
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Russia’s Reaction to the Insults of the West is Political Suicide

Sat, 2018-03-17 21:10
by Peter Koenig for the Saker blog The onslaught of western Russia bashing in the past days, since the alleged poison attack by a Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok (the inventor
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Being bullish about Arctic shipping – the Northern Sea Route (NSR)

Sat, 2018-03-17 11:10
Being bullish about Arctic shipping – the Northern Sea Route (NSR) by Nat South for the Saker Blog Part 1 The Northern Sea Route, (Северного морского пути) handled a record
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Official Russian reply to the British “shut up and go away”

Sat, 2018-03-17 09:23
To follow up on the British suggestion to Russia “to shut up and go away”: If the Russian Foreign Ministry reacted in its traditional polite fashion, the Ministry of
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POKÉMON IN UKRAINE: Tactical War Game Introduction MANUAL

Sat, 2018-03-17 01:23
War Game Manuals Book 1 The first of a series, our own Scott Humor’s new Manual is now available on Amazon. Just in time and on the button topical, this
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/03/16 … Open Thread

Fri, 2018-03-16 22:00
2018/03/16 15:00:01Welcome 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
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Syrian War Report – March 16, 2018: Army Evacuated Over 12,500 Civilians From Eastern Ghouta

Fri, 2018-03-16 21:57 On March 15, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated the village of Hamuriyah in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta from members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
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What Results When U.S. Invades a Country

Fri, 2018-03-16 11:15
by Eric Zuesse for the Saker blog The U.S. Government certainly leads the world in invasions and coups. In recent years, it has invaded and occupied — either by military
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History and I: China, China : Then and Now, Here and There

Fri, 2018-03-16 11:12
by Anne Teoh for the Saker blog China is a country one wants to repeat when saying its name; much as Trump did when he enunciated, “ China… China… ”
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Syrian War Report – March 15, 2018: Militant Advance In Northern Hama Ends In Failure

Fri, 2018-03-16 06:21 On March 14, ten so-called “moderate opposition” groups launched a large-scale attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and captured the villages of al-Hamamiyat
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Hold my beer and watch this!

Fri, 2018-03-16 06:19
Rattlesnakes have a terrible reputation.  Here were I live, in Florida, we have the biggest rattlesnakes on the planet, the Eastern Diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus).  They are huge and can reach
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Trump, May, Merkel and Macron issue joint statement blaming Russia for Sergei Skripal poisoning

Thu, 2018-03-15 23:58
Business Insider reports: full statement (emphasis added) We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia
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Syria the day after Putin’s speech; Who’s Doing What in Syria Part III

Thu, 2018-03-15 19:58
by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker blog Much has been said about Putin’s 1st of March 2018 speech; a speech that should well and truly be known in the future
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The myth of a neo-imperial China

Thu, 2018-03-15 19:40
by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) The geopolitical focus of the still young 21st century spans the Indian Ocean from the Persian
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When dealing with a bear, hubris is suicidal

Thu, 2018-03-15 11:10
[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] Assuming mankind finds a way not to destroy itself in the near future and assuming that there will still be historians in
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Syrian War Report – March 14, 2018: Government Forces Liberate Key Area In Southern Damascus

Thu, 2018-03-15 01:57 On March 13, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the area of al-Qadam in southern Damascus after local militants had been evacuated from it. Militants had been forced
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