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iran

Winter Protests In Iran 2017-2018

Today, the influence of the Iranian state and its set of values is growing in the Middle East and around the world. In late December, anti-government protests sparked across the country. Over 20 people were killed, hundreds injured and thousands ...

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syria

Syrian War Report – January 5, 2018: Militants Retreat From More Villages In Southern Idlib

On January 4, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, captured the villages of Rsm al-Abid, al-Fhail, Rubaida, Msheirfeh, al-Qasr al-Abyad, Rabeeah Musa, Haqiyah and Umm Rjaim Hill in southeastern Idlib. ...

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russia

Rumours about an attack on the Russian airbase Khmeimin, Syria – initial analysis (UPDATED)

Rumors are starting to flow about an alleged attack on the Russian Aerospace Forces airbase in Khmeimin Syria.  I have been parsing the Russian news sources and here is what I can say so far: an attack did indeed take ...

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Syrian War Report – January 4, 2018: Russian Forces Suffer Casualties In Khmeimim Shelling

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Tiger Forces and other pro-government factions, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have achieved a notable progress against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) ...

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russia

Russia without SWIFT

by Kakaouskia for the Saker blog Greetings to the Saker community and readers. For some time now, US and its vassal states and Russia are engaged in an economic war. The first salvo was when VISA and MasterCard – which are ...

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Bitcoin Fees Are going down as more Exchange Platforms Adopt Segwit

Transaction fees, a bugbear for a lot of in the bitcoin community, are on the way down. Spiraling fees were a contentious issue that reached fever pitch in the twilight of 2017. But with the dawn of a brand new ...

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iran

Iran at Dangerous Crossroads

by Peter Koenig for the Saker blog On 21 September 2017, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, spoke to the head and the members of the Assembly of Experts with kind of a State of the Nation Speech.  http://english.khamenei.ir/news/5142/Angry-at-Iran-s-Victories-and-Their-Own-Defeats-is-the-Reason. He ...

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The Fraud of Freud

by Jimmie Moglia for the Saker blog I first read Freud’s writings when, probably unconsciously, I believed that if everybody says the same thing, it must be true. Freud’s extraordinary theories and mystifying lingo had many admirers and promoters. Just as ...

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KIM JONG-UN

Kim Jong-un’s New Year Speech: Nuclear Button Is Always On My Desk

In a New Year speech, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un vowed to accelerate mass production of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles. “The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my ...

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Iran protests: Western salivation, agitation & desperation

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog I am on vacation and trying to stay away from politics to recharge my batteries, but a sane voice on Iranian politics in English is almost impossible to find, so…. Despite the Western media’s ...

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