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The Pentagon Realised What It Has Done – the Chinese Put the US Army on Its Knees

Mon, 2018-11-05 05:19
By Ivan Danilov Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/ivan-danilov-the-pentagon-realised-what-it-has-done-the-chinese-put-the-us-army-on-its-knees/ source: https://ria.ru/analytics/20181104/1532106144.html In the system of national defense of the US a gaping vulnerability was found
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/11/04 … Open Thread

Mon, 2018-11-05 00:30
2018/11/04 17:30:02Welcome 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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Europe Recognized Ukraine As a Safe Country, by Ruslan Ostashko

Sun, 2018-11-04 23:46
Translated and captioned by Leo. Make sure to press CC for English captions.   While various clowns that imitate “Svidomo” (Ukr. – “national conscious”) politics sing the anthem of Ukraine
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Germany is reluctant to fight the war against Russia with the rest of NATO, by Ruslan Ostashko

Sun, 2018-11-04 05:38
Translated and subtitles by Scott Humor.   We have received an interesting data in regard with the saber-rattling NATO drill in Norway. German army admits most of its newly acquired
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The Non-Existent Sea of Azov Crisis

Sat, 2018-11-03 07:18
By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-the-non-existent-sea-of-azov-crisis/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20181101/1021618870.html After the resolution of the European parliament that, contrary to international law and common
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Trump goes full retard…

Sat, 2018-11-03 04:37
I can’t say that I am ‘surprised’, but still, I am.  That he would actually do this really makes reality even weirder than fantasy.  Check out what The Donald posted
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Great Recession at 10: $500k wine & jailing Black footballers for insider trading

Fri, 2018-11-02 23:00
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Ten years ago my life was all screwed up by the economic crisis I had nothing to do with. In August 2008 AFP
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A senior Russian diplomat confirms: “Russia is preparing for war” – is anybody listening?

Fri, 2018-11-02 14:55
[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] Andrei Belousov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, has recently made an important statement which
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November 1, 2018: SDF Halts Operation Against ISIS In Euphrates Valley Because Of Turkish Attacks

Thu, 2018-11-01 23:54
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-november-1-2018-sdf-halts-operation-against-isis-in-euphrates-valley-because-of-turkish-attacks/ The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which consist mainly of members of various Kurdish armed groups, declared on October 31 that they had halted their operation against ISIS in
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/11/01 … Open Thread

Thu, 2018-11-01 13:00
2018/11/01 06:00:01Welcome 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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The US Cyber Command has launched an offensive against Russia by Ruslan Ostashko

Thu, 2018-11-01 11:42
Translated and subtitled by Eugenia
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Welcome to the Jungle

Thu, 2018-11-01 05:14
by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with Consortium News by special agreement with the author) A troubling new era has begun in Brazil with the election on Sunday of the far-right Jair
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October 31, 2018: Turkey Finishes Preparations For New Large Operation Against YPG

Thu, 2018-11-01 04:59
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-31-2018-turkey-finishes-preparations-for-new-large-operation-against-ypg/ Clashes between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) have erupted in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo.
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‘Cost-Push’ Narrative Formation in the Trump Era

Wed, 2018-10-31 21:35
In his 1928 landmark book Propaganda, public relations pioneer and Goebbelsian trailblazer Eddie Bernays offered what amounts to a disingenuous assertion at best: “It is important that any effort to
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Hassan Nasrallah: We have all the missiles we need, Israeli soldiers desert combat units

Wed, 2018-10-31 10:08
Two extracts from August 26 and September 20, 2018.   Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on August 26, 2018, on the occasion of the first anniversary of
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Fascism on the March

Wed, 2018-10-31 10:05
by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Latin America is re-converting into Washington’s backyard and as a sideline is returning to fascist rule, similar but worse than the sixties seventies
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Freedom and Other Illusions Revisited: or, when Life imitates / copies Art – the “total art work”

Wed, 2018-10-31 00:22
Freedom and Other Illusions Revisited (or, when Life imitates / copies Art – the “total art work”) With a Postscript: Meditations on Representationalism by David A. Powell for The Saker
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October 30, 2018: MSM Reports About Mysterious Israeli Airstrikes Go Wild

Tue, 2018-10-30 23:21
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-30-2018-msm-reports-about-mysterious-israeli-airstrikes-go-wild/ The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have continued attacks on targets in Syria even after the downing of the Russian Il-20 military plane on September 17, Reuters reported on October
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Jerusalem Patriarchate looking to dialogue between Local Churches to solve Ukraine issue

Tue, 2018-10-30 01:43
The Jerusalem Orthodox Church prays for the unity of Orthodoxy and hopes that it will be possible to resolve the conflict between the Ecumenical and Moscow Patriarchates through dialogue, a
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Russia Will Decide the Fate of Syria Without America

Mon, 2018-10-29 23:30
By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-russia-will-decide-the-fate-of-syria-without-america/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20181028/1021573309.html On Saturday, a symbolic meeting of four national leaders took place in Istanbul. Vladimir
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