Posts From The Saker

SITREP: Iraq’s million-man march against US occupation, and Pentagon admits to 34 injuries from Iran strike

by Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog Iraqis have rallied in Baghdad in massive numbers to call for an end to US military presence in the country following high-profile assassinations and airstrikes targeting anti-terror forces. Sayed Sadiq al-Hashemi, the director of the Iraqi Center for Studies, said more than 2.5 million took part in the demonstrations on Friday. Since the early hours on Friday, huge crowds of men, women and children of

The Power of Myth

by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog It is sometimes easier to ascertain the ambiguities, disentangle the intricacies, and recover the meaning of events long past, than it is to recover the logic of events now current. For one, the information industry can easily muddy the waters of the understanding, thanks to their arsenal of weapons of mass confusion. But there is another subtle cause at play. The human mind

Bankocracies: the real Western governance model – ending a 10-part series

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog The Great Recession has exposed “capitalism with Western characteristics” for what it truly is: banker cultural worship, but also banker political governance. The reality that this is the real Western governance model has been thrown into sharpest relief in Europe: I hypothesise it’s because its government (the EU) is so much newer than in the US or almost everywhere else. It is also

The new Russian government: a much needed evolution but not a revolution

[this column was written for the Unz Review] The suspense is over and we now know the names of all the members of the new Russian government.  You can, for example, take this good summary published by RT. What is important right now is not only what did happen, but also what did NOT happen.  I will begin with two extremely important things which did NOT happen: First, the Russian

Could this (finally!) be the end for the Atlantic Integrationists?

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] By now we all have heard the news, the entire Russian government has resigned and a new Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has been appointed.  And we also know that the Internet has exploded with all sorts of speculations about what this all could mean. Alas, until we know who will be included in the new government, there is very little we can

Co-opting Nationalism: The Case of Italy

by Giuseppe Verdi for The Saker Blog Nationalism is dead. Its stinking corpse is laying in front of Palazzo Montecitorio, home to the Italian Parliament (its increasingly peripheral power centre). People start to notice it, people start to smell its awful stench. What is left of the brief Italian nationalist experience has finally shown its true, cowardly face, bowing to the international globalist elite and rejecting its truly revolutionary potential. This

Of aircraft, horses and zebras

When you go to vet school, they teach you a simple principle: if you are under a bridge and you hear hooves, think of horses first, but don’t forget there are also zebras out there. This is exactly what comes to my mind when I hear all the speculation about the shooting down of the Ukrainian airliner by a IRGC SAM. Let’s begin with a few horses: Seems to me

The AngloZionist Empire vs Iran: a discussion of the recent events

First, since we have more reliable data about what happened, let me recap a few key points to being: It is has now become pretty clear that Iran took several steps to make sure that the US would know when and where the strike would happen. Specifically, Iran warned the Iraqi government and the Swiss diplomats who represent US interests in Iran. Yet, at the same time, Iran issued the

Iran slaps the US in the face after the murder of Martyr Soleimani as Trump backs down

By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog Four days after the terrorist attack which killed Martyrs Soleimani and Al-Muhandis, the Islamic Republic retaliated with missile attacks on at least two military bases in Iraq where US troops were present. The retaliation was to be expected as popular demands and expectations were at an all-time high during the three day long funeral procession. So on Wednesday night, on January 8th, at

The Saker interviews Michael Hudson

[this interview was made for the Unz Review] Introduction: After posting Michael Hudson’s article “America Escalates its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East” on the blog, I decided to ask Michael to reply to a few follow-up questions. Michael very kindly agreed. Please see our exchange below. The Saker ——- The Saker: Trump has been accused of not thinking forward, of not having a long-term strategy regarding the consequences

The Iranian missile strike: an initial evaluation

First, as always, a recap. Turns out that the Iranian strikes were apparently very accurate, check out these photos: This is interesting, because while I had some US ex-Colonel on idiot-box saying that most Iranian missiles either missed or landed in the desert.  Rah! Rah! Rah!  The US has THE BEST military in the GALAXY!!  We kick these ragheads back to their medieval reality, bla-bla-bla. The reality is that this

Round one is over – an initial assessment

Dear friends, Looks like Round 1 is over.  Let’s begin with a small recap of events: Iran fired a relatively small number of short range missiles at one, possibly two, US bases The IRGC indicated that if Iran is attacked, then so will Israel Trump tweeted “so far, so good” The US reported no casualties In plain English this means that the strike was intended to be both highly visible

According to the site Colonel Cassad, “the IRGC has declared that as soon as the US strikes Iran, Iran will strike Israel”

According to the site Colonel Cassad, “the IRGC has declared that as soon as the US strikes Iran, Iran will strike Israel”. I rate Cassad as a B+ source: mostly reliable. If this is correct, then we what we will have next is a total war. This is the beginning of the end for the Empire. May God protect all the faithful. The Saker

My (rare) Dissent from The Saker’s Latest Assessment of the Iranian Situation

by Paul Craig Roberts (posted by permission) I am addressing what might be weaknesses in The Saker’s clarification of the Iranian situation. At this time, it is up to Israel whether or not war occurs between the US and Iran.  Israel very much wants this war as a means of putting Iran and Syria into chaos, thus leaving Hezbollah isolated and unsupplied.  Then Israel can succeed in occupying southern Lebanon.