Posts From The Saker

8 Months in Ukraine (Euromaidan – MH17)

Dear friends, I am sharing with you a video which is a “witness to history”, a day by day and punch by punch account of of crucial time period for the Ukraine from November 20th, 2013 to July 17th 2014.  This is a long video (over five hours), but I recommend you download it a keep it in your archives, just in case it is deleted by Youtube. Here are

Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic, natural/traditional meds, etc. (collective reply)

Dear friends, WOW!  I did not expect such a deluge of email and, frankly, such a tsunami of advice.  So, first and foremost, THANK YOU to all of you for your kindness and concern!! In fact, I got so many emails and comments that I cannot reply to all of them one by one (even though I DID read every one of them very carefully).  So I have decided on

Saker appeal to the community – a place to stay in/near Jacksonville, Florida

Dear friends, I am having some chronic pain issues which will require me to spend 5-8 days in Jacksonville, FL, in order to run a number of diagnostic tests and hopefully get a treatment at the local Mayo Clinic.  I will be honest and immediately admit that my trust level in modern medicine is pretty close to zero, but these guys are supposed to be better than the rest and

The Ron Paul Institute warns that HR 3364 contains provisions which directly threatens us all

by Daniel McAdams for the Ron Paul Institute Late this afternoon the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR 3364, the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.” The vote was 419-3, with the only nays coming from Republicans Justin Amash (R-MI), John Duncan (R-TN), and Thomas Massie (R-KY). The bill adds additional sanctions on Russia as punishment for the as-yet-unproven claims that Moscow somehow interfered in US elections to help

The end of the “wars on the cheap” for the United States

This analysis was written for the Unz Review. With the Neocon coup against Trump now completed (at least in its main objective, that is the neutralization of Trump, the subsidiary objective, impeaching Trump and removing him from office remains something for the future) the world has to deal, yet again, with a very dangerous situation: the AngloZionist Empire is on a rapid decline, but the Neocons are back in power

Leaked email: CIA wants to end Russophobia campaign in favor of Iran war (<<== Fake news!)

by Ramin Mazaheri (Note: This leaked email has not yet been verified by WikiLeaks:) Date: 2017-07-31 Source: Langley CIA HQ Classification: SECRET/NOFORN/MLBNLCSWS S E C R E T SECTION 08 OF 1,843 WASHINGTON – AC0871108 SUBJECT: CIA Sub-Deputy says anti-Russia campaign detracting from war effort against Iran CLASSIFICATION APPROVED BY: CLASSIFIED REASON: 1.4 (a), (g) Since October 2016 CIA operatives have successfully stepped up operations both around and within Iran.

Sputnik interviews The Saker on Syria

Dear friends, Here below  is the original Q&A of the interview I had with Sputnik on Monday.  To read the full Sputnik articles please see here: https://sputniknews.com/politics/201708021056124153-syria-us-kurds-independence/ https://sputniknews.com/politics/201708031056154407-us-syria-government/ Sputnik: What is behind Donald Trump’s decision to end the CIA covert program to arm the so-called “Syrian rebels”? How will it affect US positions in Syria? Will it help the Syrian Arab Army to defeat al-Qaeda and Daesh and restore the

Russian Foreign Ministry statement about the newest US anti-Russian sanctions

It is regrettable that the law on sanctions against Russia has come into effect in the United States. Its very title – “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” – speaks for itself. Its initiators are trying to impress on the US public a certain image of our country. This is a very short-sighted and even dangerous policy fraught with undermining stability for which Moscow and Washington bear special responsibility. The

Dmitri Medvedev’s Facebook post on Trump and US Sanctions (full text)

The US President’s signing of the package of new sanctions against Russia will have a few consequences. First, it ends hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration. Second, it is a declaration of a full-fledged economic war on Russia. Third, the Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way. This changes the power balance in US

Venezuela – The National Constituent Assembly is in Place – But the fight for Sovereignty isn’t Over

by Peter Koenig Venezuela has voted on 30 July for a National Constituent Assembly (ANC – Asamblea Nacional Constituyente) with a resounding close to 8.1 million votes, or over 41% of the total eligible electorate. The figure was confirmed by the president of the National Electoral Council, Tibisay Lucena. The Chavistas battle cry before the elections was Venceremos! – Ché Guevaras favored revolutionary slogan. And the day after, 31 July,

The Neoconservatives and the “Coming World”: A response to the questions of a virtual friend

by Amir Nour (1) « In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous » Samuel Phillips Huntington « The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order » Dear friend, I have just read the great question you have asked me about the world’s future according to the American Neo-conservative’s vision.

Sanctions, smoke and mirrors from a kindergarten on LSD

The latest US sanctions and the Russian retaliatory response have resulted in a torrent of speculations in the official media and the blogosphere – everybody is trying to make sense of a situation which appears to make no sense at all.  Why in the world would the US Senate adopt new sanctions against Russia when Russia has done absolutely nothing to provoke such a vote?  Except for Rand Paul and

Was Marx a Marxist?

by Jimmie Moglia Many confound what they think with what they know. With Marx, personal notions of Marxism often justify arbitrary conclusions, reflecting the perceiver’s prejudice, fancy or indoctrination. Any related discussion turns then into a vicious circle of arguments searching for proofs, and proofs that are but someone’s opinions. Furthermore, various currently-popular and alternative media sources, when referring to Marxism, utter remarkable nonsense, misrepresentation and even slander. All this

5’000 miles later, I am finally back home :-)

Dear friends, When I decided to drive back instead of flying back, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into.  Naively, I had planned on a huge 2’500 miles long trip.  What actually happened is that I grossly underestimated the actual size of this huge country and how much “sightseeing” would add to the trip.  Instead of 2’500 miles I actually ended up driving 5’000 miles, that’s

Macron’s approval drops 10 points, but what could disturb Jupiter’s repose?

by Ramin Mazaheri It’s the second-largest drop in postwar French history in the first 3 months of a presidency – only Chirac plunged further. Macron’s approval rating currently stands at 54%, and while that would be (shockingly) good in 2021, it’s terrible for a new president, said this here journalist who insists on context for statistics. Francois Hollande’s approval rating after 100 days was the lowest in postwar history, at

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