The opinion of a professional about the special operation in Ukraine (MUST READ!)

Wednesday, 9 March, 2022 — The Saker

Note by the Saker: one of our readers today sent me a very interesting document in Russian.  First, I thought “more of the same” (5th columnist stuff) but then I started reading it and I changed my mind.  This was clearly written by a military professional, his name is Alexander Dubrovsky.  It was posted here and here.  So I literally *begged* our new Russian translators to make even a “quick and dirty translation” because I wanted to get the info to you as fast as possible (in the meantime, I was writing this).  And one of them did!  (Thank you N.!!!).  

While Dubrovsky’s views are not “Holy Writ” his testimony and analysis is, I think, priceless, especially for those who live in Zone A.  We don’t have to agree with every letter, but I urge you to read it very carefully and in full.  I consider this text so important that I will post it under “guest analyses” and not “Saker Community translations” because I want to give it max visibility.  All our articles under “guest analyses” are written for the Saker blog or by permission, never taken off the Internet without the author’s permission.  But, as the ancient Russian saying goes, “rules are for the cause and not the cause for the rules” 🙂

Kind regards


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Let’s Re-Learn The Word ‘Detente’: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Thursday, 10 March 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

Listen to a reading of this article:

Western powers insisted that they were trying to prevent this war while doing everything possible to ensure that it happened. Now they say they are trying to end this war while doing everything possible to ensure it continues.
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Russia’s judo kick to the western financial gut

Tuesday, 8 March 2022 — TheAltWorld

Washington’s sanctions on Moscow will destroy Europe, not Russia

The battlefield is drawn.

The official Russian blacklist of hostile sanctioning nations includes the US, the EU, Canada and, in Asia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore (the only one from Southeast Asia). Notice how that ‘international community’ keeps shrinking.

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Disarming Ukraine Day 15: A Curious Hospital Bombing And ‘No-Fly Zone’ Pressure

Thursday, 10 March 2022– Moon of Alabama

This allegedly happened on March 9 at about 17:30 local time (15:30 UTC) in Mariupol, Ukraine:

Russian forces bombed a maternity and children’s hospital in southern Ukraine, authorities there said Wednesday, an attack described by the country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky as an “atrocity.”

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Ukraine Hosted Illegal US Biowarfare Laboratories

Thursday, 10 March 2022 — TheAltWorld

The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed last Tuesday that Ukrainian authorities destroyed inventories of plague, anthrax, tularemia, cholera and other deadly pathogens in illegal US biowarfare laboratories in Ukraine operated and funded by the US Department of Defense to prevent them from falling into Russian hands. US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland confirmed the reports. These laboratories are in violation of Article I of the UN Biological Weapons Convention. This violation makes the US government a clear cut War Criminal subject to the death sentence under the Nuremberg Laws established by the United States Government itself.

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Why do we have Experts?

Thursday, 9 March 2022 — Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

The COVID19 pandemic has thrown an issue into sharp focus that I have been observing for many years now. What is an expert? The simple answer is someone who has expertise. Deep knowledge of a subject that has been gained by spending many years researching, reading, speaking to colleagues, and suchlike.

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Ukraine News Links 9-10 March 2022

Thursday, 10 March 2022 • 12:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular.

NATO White Helmets follow al-Qaeda to Ukraine

The U.S. empire’s censorship of anti-imperialist voices on Ukraine, & its dire consequences

Will we see a Syria-style « chemical attack » in Ukraine?

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You Are Also a Victim of War like Us: The Tenth Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 10 March 2022 — The Tricontinental

Daniela Edburg Mexico Atomic Picnic 2007Daniela Edburg (Mexico), Atomic Picnic, 2007.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

On 27 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin met the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov and the Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. ‘The top officials of the leading NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organisation] countries have made aggressive statements against our country’, Putin said. Therefore, he told his top officials ‘to transfer the deterrence forces of the Russian army to a special mode of combat duty’. The last phrase, reasonably cloaked in bureaucratic language, means that Russia’s nuclear arsenal will move to high alert. Meanwhile, Russian forces appeared to have seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Early reports that the power plant was on fire were false, although it was sufficiently chilling to hear that there had been fighting at the site.

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Who’s To Blame For The Mariupol Maternity & Children’s Hospital Bombing?

Thursday, 10 March 2022 — One World

Who’s To Blame For The Mariupol Maternity & Children’s Hospital Bombing?

The truth behind this incident has yet to be determined, but observers should be extremely cautious in taking anything that the Mainstream Media says as fact. Rather, they should apply a copious amount of skepticism to everything that the US-led West and their Ukrainian proxies claim because the military-strategic dynamics have always decisively been against Kiev so there’s reason to believe that the fascists became desperate enough to do the seemingly unthinkable.

The Sanction Backlash Will Push The ‘West’ To Accept Russia’s Demands

March 09, 2022 — Moon of Alabama

For years the U.S. committed policies that have left a lot of countries grumbling. Now, as the U.S. needs support to milden the consequences of ‘punishing’ Russia, those policies come back to bite. So will the secondary effects of sanctions the ‘west’ has imposed on Russia.

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Watch: US Admits to Funding Biological Laboratories in Ukraine, with Dilyana Gaytandzhieva

Thursday, 10 March 2022 — TheAltWorld

State Department official Victoria Nuland admitted on Tuesday that the US government is funding biological laboratories in Ukraine. But what happens behind closed doors?

Correspondent Dan Cohen interviews journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, who has investigated these facilities in Eastern Europe.

Russia – US: Two Worlds, Two Policies

Wednesday, 9 March 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Viktor Mikhin


While many pundits around the world engage in endless debate that it is the West, led by the United States that is decaying in its impotent rage, which is to blame for fueling the largest military conflict in Europe of recent years, the more pertinent question is: how and when will the West stop pitting brotherly Ukraine against Russia? When will Europe and the US stop pumping Kiev with modern weapons and coaxing it to continue the war against its own people, and when will the eight-year suffering of the people of Donbas and Luhansk end?

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How Ukraine War Affects the World Order & the Global Power Balance

Thursday, 10 March 2022 — TheAltWorld

@RaniaKhalek & @vijayprashad discuss manufacturing consent & the consequences of western intervention in Ukraine

The impacts of Russia’s war in Ukraine isn’t isolated to Europe. As the US and NATO pour weapons into a Ukrainian insurgency, the risk for confrontation between nuclear armed power is rising.

The censorship is starting to bite!

Thursday, 10 March 2022 — The New Dark Age

Update: South Front is back online as is Indian Punchline!

South Front has gone and now Indian Punchline has disappeared, so no one, not even a retired Indian diplomat is safe from the long arm of the ‘fake news checkers’. I’ll keep this page at the top and add to it as and when necessary.

I see the Saker is still available: