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Russian views on the separatist referendums in Spain and Iraq

Thu, 2017-10-05 19:16
This article was written for the Unz Review The recent referendums in Catalonia and Kurdistan, while by no means crucial developments for Russia, have resulted in a lively debate in
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How my book unmasking Bill Browder was censored by Amazon by Alex Krainer

Thu, 2017-10-05 19:15
[Note by the Saker: for my review of Alex Krainer’s book please click here]   “I always say the truth is best even when we find it unpleasant. Any rat
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Russian Energy Week Forum

Thu, 2017-10-05 08:42
 Vladimir Putin attended a plenary session of the first Russian Energy Week (REW) Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum. October 4, 2017     Following the plenary session, Vladimir Putin had a brief meeting with
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From “Non-agreement capable” to “have you gone crazy”

Thu, 2017-10-05 04:16
I was watching a major Russian talkshow, 60 minutes. They began by reporting that Tillerson had called Trump a “moron”. Then they translated an excerpt from this article in the
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APPEAL: The History of the Orthodox People (HOP) Project needs your help!

Wed, 2017-10-04 22:59
The History of Orthodox People website has been active and growing for the last several months. Its mission is to enlighten not just the Western, primarily English-speaking world, but men
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Syria War Report – October 4, 2017: Israel Complains Assad Is Winning In Syria

Wed, 2017-10-04 22:44
https://southfront.org/syria-war-report-october-4-2017-israel-complains-assad-is-winning-in-syria/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Syrian government forces have
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Hassan Nasrallah calls on Jews to flee Israel: Zionism is our common enemy

Wed, 2017-10-04 22:15
  Source : http://almanar.com.lb/2688343 Translation: http://sayed7asan.blogspot.fr Transcript: […] Second, (regarding) Israel. Israel does not cease to issue direct threats against Lebanon, (promising) to destroy it all in a next war.
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/10/04 … Open Thread

Wed, 2017-10-04 09:30
2017/10/04 02:30:01Welcome 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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King Philip VI addresses the Spanish nation

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:21
Semi-Official translation of the newspaper El Pais: ——- Good evening, We find ourselves at a critical juncture for our existence as a democracy. In these circumstances, I wish to address
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Maidan in Spain, and some new “dog whistles”

Tue, 2017-10-03 11:53
Many books will eventually be written about the last week of September of 2017.  Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, after that the MOD denounced the USA
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Syrian War Report – October 2, 2017: Syrian Army Repels Major ISIS Advance, Launches Counter-Attack

Mon, 2017-10-02 23:25
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-2-2017-syrian-army-repels-major-isis-advance-launches-counter-attack/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Syrian government forces, led
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Catalonia – two opposed views

Mon, 2017-10-02 21:25
Note by the Saker: today I am posting to completely different views on the events in Catalonia.  I do that because I hope that our community has the maturity needed
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/09/30 … Open Thread

Sat, 2017-09-30 22:00
2017/09/30 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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Unravelling the riddle of the Kurds’ Iraqi pipedream

Sat, 2017-09-30 10:49
Masoud Barzani has overplayed his hand – no regional powers are going to assent to partition of Iraq by Pepe Escobar for the Asia Times Wily clannish capo Masoud Barzani,
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Syrian War Report – September 29, 2017: ISIS Goes All In To Cut Off Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway

Fri, 2017-09-29 22:27
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-29-2017-isis-goes-all-in-to-cut-off-palmyra-deir-ezzor-highway/ If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront On September 28, ISIS
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Leftists must finally take notice of – and buy stock in – bitcoins

Fri, 2017-09-29 13:00
by Ramin Mazaheri I can easily prove the leftist utility of bitcoins by relating one question I commonly hear: “Ramin, can you please take this medicine to my family the
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Sputnik interviews the Saker

Fri, 2017-09-29 02:51
Here is the original and full transcript of my recent interview with Sputnik (by email): ——- Sputnik: Could you comment on the US recent actions in Deir ez-Zor? What could
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