For the listeners and followers of Contra Radio Network. Apologies for being gone these last 2-3 months. Had a heart attack on Nov 15 followed by a triple bypass surgery. I will be returning to the podcast/vidcast in the future, just not right away. Got some healing to do and some cardiac rehab. Keep up the fight.
IRAN CRISIS UPDATE, OCTOBER 28
Demonstrations in Zahedan may become increasingly common on Fridays as residents seek to commemorate protesters killed by regime security personnel.
Anti-regime protests occurred in at least 23 cities in 11 provinces on October 28.
Mahabad protesters are employing increasingly organized and militant tactics to resist regime attempts to suppress demonstrations, including creating durable barricades.
Iranian intelligence organizations published a joint statement blaming ongoing unrest on the US and its allies.
Unverified reports claimed that Iranian officials and their families are attempting to flee the country.
Iranian proxy media amplified pro-regime demonstrations in a likely attempt to deflect attention from ongoing unrest.
RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, OCTOBER 28
Russian forces are not making significant progress around Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast or anywhere else along the front lines.
President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the end of partial mobilization.
Putin may be attempting to rehabilitate Shoigu’s image in the information space to counter the growing influence of the pro-war siloviki faction.
The growing influence of the siloviki faction is continuing to fracture the Russian pro-war community.
Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces conducted counteroffensive operations in the direction of Kreminna and Svatove.
Russian forces continued to deploy mobilized personnel to and establish defensive positions on the west bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast.
Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces conducted counteroffensive operations in northwestern Kherson Oblast.
Russian forces continued ground attacks in Donets