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Hiding the West’s ongoing neo-colonialism in Lebanon via blaming Iran (1/2)

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog I have spoken with many in France’s huge expatriate Lebanese community – and from all groups – and not a single person has ever claimed that Iran was the power behind the scenes in Lebanon. Without fail I was told that this title belongs to France. It shouldn’t be surprising: France completely devised modern Lebanon. Many Lebanese don’t like to be reminded of

The Goldilocks War

by Dmitry Orlov for the Saker blog Are you happy with the way the war in the former Ukraine is going? Most people aren’t—for one reason or another. Some people hate the fact that there is a war there at all, while others love it but hate the fact that it hasn’t been won yet, by one side or the other. Bounteous quantities of both of these kinds of haters

Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’, or, Don’t Spit in the Well

By Batiushka for the Saker blog ‘The Ukrainian people will be liberated from their Neo-Nazi rulers, they deserve to live as friends and good neighbours and prosper alongside their Slav brothers’. Sergei Lavrov, TASS, 26 November Introduction There is such a thing as retribution. This is what it says directly in the verse, ‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord’ (Rom. 12: 19) and what lies behind the

Finis Sinarum: Why I think China Cannot Win This

America Has Infiltrated China By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker blog In this naturally calm and composed piece of art, I will expose the global blueprint for the defeat of China and how the Americans have already subverted Chinese top universities. This many-eyewitnesses report could knock you off your guard and make you question your—now utterly pointless—Masters in China degree, so maybe you want to find a quiet place for

Japan And Other Social Evils: The Horrors Of Going To School In A High-IQ Society

Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker blog Our colonial subjects in Japan have the highest average IQ anywhere in the world—105. Here is why they are dumb and invest in American proficiency tests… [Reader discretion advised: Stories from US-occupied Japan can cause you to go back to night school and ace the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. This is part 3 out of 4 of a series. For more Japan Horror, please

The Real Progressive interview of Michael Hudson (with transcript!)

Real Progressive webinar Sept 2022 RP Live with Michael Hudson: The Destiny of Civilization Intro [00:00:06] Luke Parcher: All right. For those who might not know me, I’m Luke Parcher, I’m a student and activist. I volunteer with Real Progressives. I’m on our leadership team and I also do a show on Sundays covering politics and current events, and I do some interviews throughout the week and things which you

How bright are EUropeans ?

by Jorge Vilches for the Saker Blog no contract Several indications lead to the conclusion that EUropeans at large — exceptions aside — should not be very bright. Or at least not brighter than anyone else as they claim to be. The fact is that – despite their undeniably copious amounts of individual and collective achievements – they have not yet been able to articulate a peacefull co-existence strategy amongst

Platypus interviews Michael Hudson on The Destiny of Civilization

posted with Michael Hudson’s permission The link below “Michael_Hudson_Interview_2.m4a” is the audio of our interview. Michael_Hudson_Interview 2.m4a The destiny of civilization: An interview with Michael Hudson D. L. Jacobs On July 15, 2022, Platypus Affiliated Society member D. L. Jacobs interviewed Michael Hudson to discuss his new book, The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism or Socialism (2022). An edited transcript follows. D. L. Jacobs: Can tell us about your background regarding

Afghanistan – A Cursed Construct (PART II)

by Tariq Marzbaan for the Saker blog Subsequent to Part I of this essay on Afghanistan and the Taleban, I would like to embark on a brief history of “Afghanistan” leading up to Pashtun nationalism and the rise of the Taleban, through which one might better understand the “Taleban phenomenon” and which will also offer a view on the 3rd and final perspective (“from the perspective of Pashtun tribal structures

Afghanistan: A Cursed Construct

by Tariq Marzbaan for the Saker blog PART I Without a knowledge of history, one cannot understand the world today… For most people, especially Westerners, “Afghanistan” remains a dark enigma. But the enigmatic nature of this construct was cultivated… and still is today, because it suitably represents the enduring colonialist romantic myth of a wilderness populated by swashbuckling barbarians. And today this bleeding crossroads, at the heart of the Heartland,

The Iews, China, and World War Xi

Note by Andrei: FYI, at the bottom of the homepage I posted the following, rather unoriginal, note “The views expressed are solely those of the authors and may or may not reflect those of The Saker Blog. We frequently post articles that we may differ with, partially or completely, to support open debate“.  I find Thorsten J. Pattberg’s writings extremely interesting, but there is plenty in them which I disagree

Giorgia’s Tragedy: On Italy Going Polish

by Jo Red for the Saker blog The Drama of Italian Politics Frodo is indeed the most tragic character in the Lord of the Rings. He belongs to the shire and goodness. Yet he’s also got curiosity and adventurousness that are unusual for Hobbits, even if still not enough to subvert his life. Finally, the occasion comes, and the harmony is broken: Frodo must bear the burden of the ring

Cui bono? The Big Picture

by Eric Arthur Blair for the Saker blog (note: the author is not Russian, knows no Russians and has never been to Russia) Further to my last “Motive, Means and Opportunity” summary regarding who blew up the Nordstream pipelines (the USA), let us stand back and look at the bigger global picture today. Let us ask “Cui bono?” with regard to the entire Ukrainian debacle. First of all, we need

Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at the plenary meeting of the 11th emergency special session of the UN General Assembly (the issue of Ukraine)

10 October 2022 Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at the plenary meeting of the 11th emergency special session of the UN General Assembly (the issue of Ukraine) Colleagues, Let me start with procedural issues. You all have become witnesses to an outrageous fraud in which President of the General Assembly unfortunately played a key role. We were not given the floor to make a point of order (the indicator

Civilisation Or Barbarism – Western Dusk, Eastern Dawn

by Nora Hoppe for the Saker blog   “Poets and philosophers are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” – from “A Philosophical View of Reform” (1819-1820), a series of essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley In our times, there are many in the West who speak of the imminent extinction of our planet due to “man-made climate change”. But the potential extinction of our civilisation, of our humanity, does not seem to

Welcoming speech of the Russian Minister of Defence at the opening of 10th Moscow Conference on International Security

The opening of the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security took place at Avangard Centre for Military and Patriotic Education of Youth within the framework of ARMY 2022 IMTF. The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, addressed the participants of the event: Ladies and gentlemen! It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security. This conference comes at a

Guo Xi and the Great Emptiness – in Times of the Collapse of the West

by Nora Hoppe and Tariq Marzbaan for the Saker blog Notes and reflections by Nora Hoppe and Tariq Marzbaan Foreword: This contribution does not intend to provide a profound analysis or exhaustive essay on the complex and rich history of Song Dynasty painting. It intends to offer a modest, cursory glimpse into classical Chinese thought… which can offer us valuable lessons for our views of the world and the cosmos

Qi, the Force – The Universe Does Not Follow a Hollywood Script

by Nora Hoppe for the Saker blog Various notes and reflections by Nora Hoppe Judging by the many reactions of various journalists, analysts and lay persons around the world (chiefly in the West), many people expected the Chinese government to respond with immediate lethal force when Nancy Pelosi’s plane landed in Taipei. Many were even disappointed or… incensed – whether they are for or against the People’s Republic of China

The Real Global Agenda Pushing for War with China

By Cynthia Chung for the Saker blog “We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.” Henry John Temple, aka Lord Palmerston (Britain’s Prime Minister from 1855-1858, 1859-1865), oversaw Britain’s First Opium War (1839-1842) as Head of Britain’s Foreign Office and the Second Opium War (1856-1860) as Britain’s Prime Minister against China. Snow

The New Economic World Map – No Polarity: What it Means for Smaller and Weaker Countries

By Marwan Salamah for the Saker blog It has always been about the economy. What is the use of hegemony without economic gain? It is like throwing a party and no one comes. Or, going to war for purely egoistical or ideological reasons (aka shared values). What is even worse, is going to war and winning militarily, but discovering that the costs were horrendously too high, and the net results