Posts From The Saker

The Patriarchate of Constantinople Started a War That Cannot Be Stopped

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-the-patriarchate-of-constantinople-started-a-war-that-cannot-be-stopped/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180910/1021076752.html   The Constantinople Patriarchate appointed two exarchs “for the preparation of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church”. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church responded to this decision with a statement that is unprecedented in its sharpness. It included words about the deadlock in relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the

“Anthem” by Ralph Towner

Ralph Towner is definitely one of the most talented composers and guitarists of our time.  His solo career and his career with the group “Oregon” has produced some of the most beautiful and original music written in our times.  Today I want to share with you one of his compositions for solo acoustic guitar called “Anthem”.  The main reason I love it is because of its immense lyrical beauty, but

The alter ego wars

by Denis A. Conroy for The Saker Blog The British Press is big on righteous indignation. Its wallows in selective grief whenever Russia is accused of dirty dancing. It uses single issues reportage selectively, to obfuscate its modus operandi. The subject of the unpleasant Salisbury Skripal poisoning attack on two people was written up as though it was the evil to end all evils…far outweighing the attention poor suffering Yemen

‘Resistance’ runs amok in the US Deep Throat War

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) Bob Woodward’s book and the ‘resistance’ op-ed look increasingly like a sophisticated psy-ops scheme and a prelude for a ‘Deep State’ coup We now live in a psy-ops world. The latest Deep Throat War in Washington bears all the elements of an epic of the genre. Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward, who remains

Russia’s Asymmetric Response to the US in Syria

By Aleksandr Khaldey Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/aleksandr-khaldey-russias-asymmetric-response-to-the-us-in-syria/ source: http://www.iarex.ru/articles/59803.html In the war between Russia and the Anglo-Saxons all the tricks of our enemies happen because of a certain political course that, under Vladimir Putin, is being gradually embodied by the Russian political government. This course is shortly expressed as the gradual squeezing out of the West from spheres representing basic importance for it.

Roger Waters interviewed by RT

What a great guy Roger Waters is!  I discovered Roger Waters (then with Pink Floyd) through his album “A Saucerful of Secrets” released in 1968 which I heard for the first time a couple of years later, around 1970.  I was only 7 years old then!  The discovery of Waters’ amazing music and poetry stayed with me for the rest of my life.  I am 54 now and I still

The Fallacy of Western Economics; Slavery in Disguise

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog Economics is not a science. Economics cannot be expressed in mere reproducible and predictable mathematical terms as in the case of physics. Physics and mathematics are subjects and manifestations of the Universal Law (Logos in Greek), whilst economics is a human-made system that is based on greed and fear. The father of economics Adam Smith in his famous book “The Wealth of Nations”,

Reply to Paul Craig Roberts’ crucial question

[This article was written for the Unz Review] In a recent article, Paul Craig Roberts directly asked me a very important question. Here is the relevant part of this article (but please make sure to read the full article to understand where Paul Craig Roberts is coming from and why he is raising this absolutely crucial issue): Andrei Martyanov, whose book I recently reviewed on my website, recently defended Putin,

Sweden – Massive Up-scaling of False-flagging to Nationwide High Crimes – Will it Make the Right-Wing Swedish Democrats to Kingmakers on 9 September 2018?

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog The current Swedish Government, led by the Social Democrats, is governed by a coalition with the Green Party since 2014. Incumbent PM, Stefan Löfven, intends to continue his government and hopes to win on general election day, next Sunday, 9 September 2018. However, for years – ever since what they call the onslaught of undesirable immigrant, i.e. the “lesser people” from the Middle

It’s Africa’s choice: AFRICOM or the New Silk Roads

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) When China calls, all Africa answers. And Beijing’s non-politicization of investments and non-interference in internal affairs is paying off big time The dogs of war – cold, hot, trade, tariffs – bark while the Chinese caravan plies the New Silk Roads. Call it a leitmotif of the young 21st century. At the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Hassan Nasrallah: Resistance Axis triumphs, US’ & Israel’s Wars are Over

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on August 14, 2018, for the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the 2006 victory. Full transcript (except for the last section about Lebanon’s internal affairs). Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan source: http://resistancenewsunfiltered.blogspot.com/2018/09/hassan-nasrallah-resistance-axis_3.html#more Support this work and subscribe to the Facebook Page and Dailymotion Channel to get around censorship. Transcript: The 2006 War and ISIS, two US Projects for Israel’s Sake I seek refuge in

The Tomorrow of Donbass

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-the-tomorrow-of-donbass/ source: http://alternatio.org/articles/articles/item/62541-zavtra-donbassa Aleksandr Vladimirovich Zakharchenko, the Head of the DPR, the chairman of the board of ministers, and also the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the republic perished. He was one of the most charismatic leaders of the Donbass uprising, the potential leader not only of a united DPR and LPR, but also of all

Sergei Mikheev speaks up on failure to protect Zakharchenko

One of the sharpest Russian political analysts, Sergei Mikheev, just gave a phone interview following the murder of Zakharchenko.  Here is the original Russian version (sorry, no subtitles available): The key part is this: In general, I think it is outrageous that those who must be responsible for the security of Zakharchenko blinked when this terror act happened. As a minimum, yes. If, of course, all this information is indeed

Iran detente after Trump’s JCPOA pull out? We can wait 2 more years, or 6, or…

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Unfortunately, the final part in this 11-part series on modern Iran arrives at a time of major economic instability, perhaps the worst since the end of the Iran-Iraq War. For the sake of argument, let’s be honest about what concrete steps Iran would have to take in order to finally get the sanctions called off. We should totally ignore US Secretary of State

Real War : 2nd Chechen war documentary by Alexsander Sladkov (MUST SEE!)

Introduction by The Saker: the owner of the DTA YouTube channel has subtitled in English the full documentary of Alexandr Sladkov “Real War – the 2nd Chechen War” which I consider to be one of the best out there and which is a “must see” for all those interested in Russia, the horrors of “the triumph of democracy” 1990s and the conditions which gave birth to what I call the

The US State Department Openly Outlined Its Plans to Guarantee America’s Global Primacy

By Sergey Latyshev Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/the-us-state-department-openly-outlined-its-plans-to-guarantee-americas-global-primacy/ source: https://cont.ws/@sensei/1049508   Speaking in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the assistant to the Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Wess Mitchell stated that the US punishes Russia because Moscow prevents Washington from establishing control over Eurasia in order to restore its world supremacy… The US, at last, openly admitted why they fight against Russia,

The Battle of Idlib

by Ghassan and Intibah’s Kadi for The Saker Blog Or is it the Battle for Idlib? And whose battle? And who is fighting who? And where? The only thing that is clear about this seemingly upcoming battle is the fact that Idlib has been “used” as a sink hole and dumping ground for all anti-government/anti-Syria terrorists. Such a status quo cannot last. Ever since the battle of Al-Qusayr and the

Aleksandr Zakharchenko has been murdered today

It has now been confirmed that Aleksandr Zakharchenko has been murdered today.  You can read some of the details in this RT article here: https://www.rt.com/news/437357-head-donbass-republic-killed/ This murder really breaks my heart, but also worries and sickens me.  Just like the murders of Morotola or Givi, this murder proves that there is a major, massive, problem with the DNR/LNR security services.  Whether this is pure incompetence or treason I don’t know,

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