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Turkey’s ambitious road on military independence

by Kakaouskia Greetings to the Saker community and readers. It seems a long time ago when back in 2003, then Prime Minister Erdogan presented the “National Manifesto”, a document outlining his vision of establishing Turkey as a great power and set the target of achieving this by 2023 (100 years of Turkish Republic). A pillar of this plan was not only the modernization Turkey’s armed forces but the independence on

Just listen to this pompous ass!

I am sure the Russians, the Iranians and the Syrians are terrified out of their wits by this tough talking wannabe cowboy… But the reporters, yeah, they *truly* love that… (But, seriously, when will American learn that “talking tough” is considered a sign of weakness, not strength, in most of the cultures of our planet?)

Hassan Nasrallah on Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2017, on the occasion of the seventeenth anniversary of the Liberation of Southern Lebanon Source : http://almanar.com.lb/2088414 Translation: http://sayed7asan.blogspot.com (Please make sure to press the ‘cc’ button at the bottom left of the video to see the English subtitles) Transcript : Let’s evoke the summit (of Riyadh). First, it was said that it was a triple [American-Arab-Muslim] summit, when

US progressives must demand 3.5 more years of Russophobia!

by Ramin Mazaheri There I was again, flying first class on my shareholders’ dime from New York to San Francisco, when I was deeply saddened to read about the death of Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter. For a moment I thought: “Surely I can find some anti-Putin articles to read rather than this one?” Those always make me so happy! But then I remembered that Zbig was

Catherine Austin Fitts interviews the Saker for the Solari Report: The Emerging Multipolar World – The US U-Turn in the Middle East with Saker

Dear friends, Here is the latest installment of my quarterly conversations with Catherine Austin Fitts.  This time the topic was The US U-Turn in the Middle East.   I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. Here is the main page of the interview: https://solari.com/blog/the-emerging-multipolar-world-the-us-u-turn-in-the-middle-east-with-the-saker/ You can listen to the interview here: https://solari.com/audio/20170427_SakerHQ.mp3 You can get the transcript in PDF format here: https://solari.com/00archive/web/solarireports/2017/sr20170427_Saker.pdf I highly recommend that

Trump: dancing with wolves on the Titanic

This article was written for the Unz Review. Robert Fisk put it best: “Trump Is About To Really Mess Up In The Middle East”. Following his fantastically stupid decision to attack the Syrian military with cruise missiles Trump or, should I say, the people who take decisions for him, probably realized that it was “game over” for any US policy in the Middle-East so they did the only thing they

About options for encrypted/secure communications – a tiny addendum

Dear friends, I just wanted to let you know that a reader and a member of the Saker community has pointed me to two other products which we can trust with a relatively high degree of confidence: Jitsi Meet: https://meet.jit.si/ (secure video conferencing through the browser) Open Whisper: https://whispersystems.org/ (secure messaging and calling) I won’t discuss these here other than to recommend that you look into these options. Kind regards,

Iran: Socialism’s ignored success story

by Ramin Mazaheri Iran just completed their presidential election, but this article will not discuss the candidates, the result or the political consequences. I work for Iran’s Press TV, which essentially makes me a civil servant, and I think it is correct for me to not reveal who I voted for in order to preserve my independence within the government. I’m quite happy to work for “the people” instead of

Al-Saud’s Only Gamble Option

by Ghassan Kadi A lot has been said and speculated on about the “real” objectives of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Seasoned veteran British journalist/analyst and Middle East expert Robert Fisk sees it as an attempt to create a Sunni-style NATO to curb the Iranian expansion, and his speculation is on the money, but in realistic terms, what can this visit and its “aftermath” achieve? Despite the slump on crude

Security is a threat-driven exercise (ComSec in the age of Big Brother follow up)

Dear friends, The following is a follow-up to my recent post about communication security (ComSec).  I decided to write it after reading the comments to the original post which clearly showed to me that there was a dire need of even basic information about ComSec.  I am going to try to keep it very, very basic so please bear with me. First and foremost – security is a threat-driven exercise. 

Saudi America

by Jimmie Moglia As a European commentator noted recently, it is symbolic that the president of the most advanced democracy in the world makes his first foreign trip to the most feudal among Arab monarchies. On the other hand, US citizens at large see happening what they vaguely expected, and probably wanted when they voted for Trump. Namely, that the curtain of elitist euphemisms and contrived metaphors masking the lying

Keeping communications private in the age of Big Brother (a practical HOWTO)

Dear friends, I have decided to share with you something which I originally sent out to the key members of the Saker community: my recommendation on how to keep your private communications private in the age of “Big Brother” aka NSA, ECHELON, GCHQ, Unit 8200, etc.  I have been interested in the topic of encryption for many years already, and I have had to use encryption techniques in the past

Et tu, Macron? Hollande the Betrayer Outdone by His Protégé

by Ramin Mazaheri The Hollande era has ended, and the Macron era has begun –one must look to Brussels to find many who are happy about it. This is not a column about Hollande’s reign, and reign is the right word for a man who leaves the country in an 18-month state of emergency, i.e. a police state dictatorship. But it would be too long to list all of Hollande’s

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