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Northern Syria’s leftism explained: a response to Socialist Arab Nationalism

Tue, 2018-02-27 02:38
by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog This is the 2nd part of a 3-part series on Northern Syria The success of Rojava seems to imply that Syrian Baathism needs
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Who is doing what in Syria, part II: Syria grabs the initiative

Tue, 2018-02-27 02:35
by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog In my previous article (, I expressed my take on the highly unlikely possibility of an all-out war in Syria. As a matter
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Syrian War Report – February 26, 2018: Tiger Forces Start Ground Operation In Eastern Ghouta

Tue, 2018-02-27 00:02 On February 25, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies started a ground phase of their operation against militants in the Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus. Since the
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Syrian War Report – February 23, 2018: Syrian Army Enters YPG-held Part Of Aleppo, Turkey Strikes Convoy Entering Afrin

Sat, 2018-02-24 10:19 On February 22, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered into and established a full control of the YPG-held neighborhoods of Aleppo city, according to pro-government sources. A
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/02/23 … Open Thread

Sat, 2018-02-24 01:00
2018/02/23 18:00:01 Welcome 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
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Globally Top-Respected Experts on Middle East Warn Syrian War May Produce WW III

Sat, 2018-02-24 00:08
by Eric Zuesse for The Saker blog Abdel Bari Atwan, the retired editor-in-chief (1989-2013) of the pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi and author of widely respected books on the
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23 February 2014, SitRep Sevastopol

Fri, 2018-02-23 22:11
Today, 23 February, is the anniversary of the City of Sevastopol cementing it’s course of leaving Ukraine. I personally think that soon this will be a holiday in this City
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Syrian War Report – February 22, 2018: Russia Moves Its Advanced Su-57 Stealth Fighters Into Syria

Fri, 2018-02-23 12:20 On February 21, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Qara Baba, Kirbet Siluki and Vergan from the Kurdish People’s Protection
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Russian Presidential Elections: boring, useless and necessary?

Fri, 2018-02-23 12:10
[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] As the Presidential elections in Russia are drawing near I am amazed to see how much interest this event is generating in
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The Venezuelan “Petro” – Towards a New World Reserve Currency?

Fri, 2018-02-23 06:58
by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Imagine an international currency backed by energy? By a raw material that the entire world needs, not gold – which has hardly any
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Stop confusing Kurdistans! Syria’s leftists must turn home to Assad

Fri, 2018-02-23 05:49
by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog As Assad-backed troops enter Afrin to fight Turkish invaders, the Syrian conflict has entered its decisive crossroads: Will Northern Syria cooperate with Damascus,
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How is Biblical Zionism

Thu, 2018-02-22 10:58
by Laurent Guyénot for the Saker Blog Laurent Guyénot is the author of From Yahweh to Zion: Jealous God, Chosen People, Promised Land … Clash of Civilizations, 2018 The biblical
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Reality vs we are the best

Thu, 2018-02-22 10:56
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Syrian War Report – February 21, 2018: Government Forces Entered Afrin

Thu, 2018-02-22 05:29 Over the last few days, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army have captured over a dozen villages from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)
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So You’re Calling For Gun control Huh?

Thu, 2018-02-22 00:42
For more information on guns and crime, see here: For more information on the real causes of crime in the USA, see here:
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America’s ‘Boots-On-The-Ground’ Fighters in Syria are Kurds and Al Qaeda

Wed, 2018-02-21 22:03
by Eric Zuesse for the Saker Blog As will be documented here, America’s troops in Syria are not there in order to fight, but to assist Kurdish separatists in the
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Those evil evil Russians!

Wed, 2018-02-21 21:00
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Syrian War Report – February 20, 2018: Turkey Threatens To Strike Syrian Army

Wed, 2018-02-21 11:36 The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies continue preparations for a ground operation against militants in Damascus’ Eastern Ghouta. Now, government forces and warplanes target fortified positions, HQs
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Hilarious (and politically incorrect!) video to encourage Russians to vote (MUST SEE!)

Wed, 2018-02-21 09:52
I laughed my head off when I saw this.  So I emailed Eugenia and begged her to subtitle this in English (press “cc” to see the English subs).  Not only
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What just happened in Korea and when will we ever learn?!

Wed, 2018-02-21 02:23
Okay, a quick summary first: one of the Russian athletes participating in the Winter Olympics has tested positive for Meldonium.  On two different probes.  There is no way to explain
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