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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 American Brumaire

by Francis Lee for the Saker Blog During the late nineteenth century, the United States was the world’s most advanced capitalist country. According to orthodox (and I emphasise orthodox) Marxist theory this should have resulted in the rise of socialist movements. The development of capitalism and its internal contradictions was considered to eventually produce the situation and means that will bring about the termination of the capitalist order and establishment of socialism. Why, then, has there

Why China is NOT the Enemy of the West (Why British Psychological Warfare Must Now be Examined)

By Matthew Ehret for the Saker Blog Since many good people have found themselves susceptible to the narrative that China is the global supervillain conspiring to overthrow western Christian values by any means necessary, I believe some lessons should be brought to bear. Anti-Nation state fanatic George Soros stated at the 2020 Davos Summit that China has become the greatest threat to his vision for Open Society (right behind Trump’s

A Mutual Understanding

by Nicholas Molodyko for The Saker Blog They need to understand that we know. We need to understand that they are human.   Cancer Ward From my youth I had a strong connection to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, but I did not know precisely why. His name was mentioned in our house. His friends were friends of my parents. Solzhenitsyn was supposed to spend a summer in the late 1970s with our

The Reality of Modern India: Recurrence of Corporate-State

by Straight-Bat for the Saker Blog For quite some time, I have been alarmed with the general lack of understanding on modern India among the readers and activists (Indians and foreigners alike). As soon as “India” word appears on the paper or computer screen, a section of the readers start imagining the philosophical and religious connotation of the word, they try to realise how great saints spent whole life to

Phoenix and the rebirth of evil part I:

By Ken Leslie for the Saker Blog The Poglavnik of the East[1] “I know no way of judging the future but the past.” Patrick Henry, 1765 “This time, it’s different” Any gambler bleeding thousands of dollars at a table in Las Vegas These days we all seem preoccupied with daily events which are taking a turn for the worse. No, not everything is “bad” but only those who are sound

The limits of Chinese power

By Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times Everything about US-China hinges on the result of the upcoming US presidential election. Trump 2.0 essentially would turbo-charge its bet on decoupling, aiming to squeeze “malign” China on a multiple Hybrid War front, undermine the Chinese trade surplus, co-opt large swathes of Asia, while always insisting on characterizing China as evil incarnate. Team Biden, even as it professes

The last taboo: A postscript and way forward

By Ken Leslie for The Saker Blog Dear reader, this time I shall not test your patience by producing another behemoth. Rather, I would like briefly to summarise and extend the lessons of my previous article as well as discuss some of the reaction to it. First, let me thank Saker again for giving me a platform and Vladimir, Epithet, Djole, Marko, Katerina and many other comrades who were not

Why Today’s India is on the Wrong Side of History

by Allen Yu for the Saker Blog Recently, I wrote a short comment in the piece India’s border policies line with Thalassa noting that “India is on the wrong side of history.” It was too “conclusory” a comment deserves to be better explained. So I’d like to take a brief time why I think India is on the wrong side of history in siding with America against China today. I’d

The Quiet Imperialism

By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog Many if not most Americans have always been in denial about the imperial ambitions and practices of US foreign policy. There are honourable exceptions – Noam Chomsky, Tulsi Gabbard come immediately to mind. But on the whole the direction of US geopolitical strategy has been guided and implemented by a small cabal of geopolitical fanatics; these are ensconced in various state and non-state

After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: U.S. and Australian Brutalisation of Women on the Japanese Mainland

by A.B. Abrams for The Saker Blog Over a year ago I published the book Power and Primacy: The History of Western Intervention in the Asia-Pacific, which was an attempt to fill what I saw as a gap in scholarship on the subject. I found that while several scholars had covered individual cases of Western powers intervening in the region, from David Easter and Geoffrey B. Robinson’s works on the

How Western Media Fabricate The “China Experts”

by Thorsten J. Pattberg for The Saker Blog NEW YORK – A media professional from China asks: “Why do the Western media always promote the same ‘China experts’ who preach China doom, over and over again?” The answer is quite simple: The game of ‘expert testimonials’ is rigged. ‘Expert testimonials’ is not a level playing field. Never was. It is no coincidence that you will always see the same China

The heart of the matter in the South China Sea

by Pepe Escobar for The Saker Blog and originally posted at Asia Times When the Ronald Reagan and Nimitz carrier strike groups recently engaged in “operations” in the South China Sea, it did not escape to many a cynic that the US Pacific Fleet was doing its best to turn the infantile Thucydides Trap theory into a self-fulfilling prophecy. The pro forma official spin, via Rear Adm. Jim Kirk, commander

The Historical Forces Behind the New U.S-Mexico Pro-Nation State Alliance

By Matthew Ehret for the Saker Blog On July 8, Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador met with President Trump to finalize the death of NAFTA and the signing of the USMCA agreement which has thrown over the apple cart for the neoliberal priests of London and Wall Street. As both Presidents signed a ‘Joint Declaration between the USA and Mexico’, Trump stated: “With this signing, we pledge the close and continued

Trump or not Trump – Is this Really the Question?

Paul Schmutz Schaller for The Saker Blog Introduction From a global point of view, the most important political question is certainly whether you stay on the side of the USA/Western hegemonism or whether you stay on the side of China, Russia, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or, in short, of a post-Western world. Once this question is decided, the next problem today is obviously – as I see

Bridging China’s past with humanity’s future – Part 1

by Straight-Bat for the Saker Blog This will be presented in 3 parts and in 3 different blog posts Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 PART – 1 1. INTRODUCTION The world is tottering under the omnipresent virus covid19. Since January’2020, economic and sociological parameters went into a tailspin in one after another country across the globe. By end of year 2020, when the corona pandemic would be under control

White Privilege and Racism Debate: a British East European point of view

by Nebojša Radić for The Saker Blog In this country[1]I am regarded as White and therefore, privileged – it seems. People in the streets and on television say that Whites should kneel and apologise. Really? How come I find myself in this bizarre situation? How did I get here? How did a refugee from warn-torn socialist Yugoslavia turned fisherman in the South Pacific become a privileged White male? Did I

A Meditation on President Putin’s Warning from History

By Ken Leslie for The Saker Blog 1. The last warning… In the middle of the current global turmoil, largely ignored by the Western media, President Vladimir Putin of Russia recently wrote an article for the National Interest magazine (the article is featured on this site). In it, he magisterially dissected and integrated one of the most disputed topics in contemporary history—the cause(s) and antecedent(s) of World War II. The

Putin’s Call for a New System and the 1944 Battle of Bretton Woods: Lessons for Victory Day

By Matthew Ehret for The Saker Blog As today’s world teeters on the brink of a financial collapse greater than anything the world experienced in either 1923 Weimar or the 1929 Great depression, a serious discussion has been initiated by leaders of Russia and China regarding the terms of the new system which must inevitably replace the currently dying neo-liberal order. Most recently, Vladimir Putin re-initiated his January 16, 2020

ZeroHedge, a response to Mr. Littlejohn & the future of dollar dominance

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog It was very pleasant and informative to read Mr. Gary Littlejohn’s April 19 article, Strengthening the US Dollar: Comments on Ramin Mazaheri. I am very happy that he agreed with my article No, the dollar will only strengthen post-corona, as usual: it’s a crisis, after all, which sought to temper the eager glee of those whom I call the “dollar demisers” with some

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