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Gilets Jaunes, Round 14. Knocked out, the leaders are losing their mind

by Le yéti and translated by Le Saker Francophone The explosion of hysteria that struck the ruling class in the aftermath of Act 14 shows that the Yellow vests are scoring decisive points. Everything, they have tried everything, but none of the scare tactics they used to cast anathema and discredit on their opponents will have worked. The demonization of the Yellow Vests accused in November of being under the

Nasrallah on ‘real reason’ why US continues ’40 years of war on Iran’ – English Subs

Note by the Saker: Middle East Observer (MEO) is now also uploading video content on its new channel on the DailyMotion.com, partly due to YouTube’s increasing intolerance for alternative viewpoints and voices. Below is MEO’s latest video, which can currently only be found on its Daily Motion channel. Description: Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah reveals the ‘real reason’ why the United States has been ‘waging war on Iran for the

The Alternative Skripal Narrative

by Michael Antony for The Saker Blog The recent titbit fed to us by Bellingcat (reputedly close to MI6) that a third Russian agent was booked on the flight from Heathrow to Moscow on the night of 4th March 2018 — the flight taken by the two alleged GRU officers filmed in Salisbury — but didn’t show up for it, has pointed to a possible solution to the baffling Skripal

US elites remain incapable of understanding China

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) A new report on US policy toward China launched by the Asia Society in New York is another example of how supposedly bipartisan US intellectual elites, instead of offering impartial advice, do little more than parrot Washington’s talking points, failing to admit they know nothing of substance about the existential “threats” posed by Russia and China.

And now, a word from the Jewish Democratic Council of America

  Friends, Events of the past week demonstrated that words matter. The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) immediately condemned Representative Ilhan Omar’s tweet for what it was – an anti-Semitic trope. We followed-up with a statement, denouncing Rep. Omar’s tweet because it represented a form of anti-Semitism that has historically been used to target Jews. We expressed deep concern that a member of Congress would express such incendiary views,

The West’s Home-Grown Threat:

by Ghassan and Intibah Kadi [George Soros has recently said that Chinese leader Xi Jinping poses the biggest ever threat to free society ie the West. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/soros-flags-xi-as-biggest-threat-to-free-society The statement was met with varied responses, the most interesting of which was the Chinese response saying this statement is not worthy of a response. https://www.rt.com/news/449705-soros-china-response-meaningless/ ] Mr. Soros is perhaps right in saying that Mr. Xi Jinping is posing a threat to

The Tulsi Gabbard phenomenon as a diagnostic tool

[This column was written for the Unz Review] Ever since Tulsi Gabbard announced that she will be running for President in 2020 her personality and candidacy have been a subject of heated debates and after I posted a rather small message from her, I have been getting panicked emails warning me that she is a fake and that I should not “jump on her bandwagon” or otherwise endorse her. So,

Nazi Racialist Ideology in Service to Trump Derangement Syndrome

by Norman Ball for The Saker Blog   A full year ago, as it was dawning on most reasonable people the Trump-Russian Collusion narrative was a hoax drenched in donkey-fied Goebbelian misdirection, I noted with alarm (here on The Saker Blog) how Never Trumpism, in its manic excesses, was retracing a very dark chapter of Nazi racialist ideology.   In a disturbing instance of enantiadromia, this very same faction was accusing

Petro Poroshenko and the Spanish Toad

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-petro-poroshenko-and-the-spanish-toad/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190214/1022682814.html   There is an old Spanish fairy tale about a “hurrying toad”. It spent 7 years climbing the high stairs to a house, having a rest after each overcome step. It fell from the last one and started to complain: “Why am I in a hurry every time”? The descendants of Visigoths and Moors laugh together

The “Second Phase of the Revolution” Statement addressed to the Iranian nation

On the Occasion of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution. February 11, 2019 In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and greetings be upon our Master and Prophet, Ab-al-Qassem Al-Mustafa Muhammad, upon his pure and immaculate household, upon his chosen companions and upon those who follow them in charity

Trump’s State of the Union address, more obsolete than great

by Denis A. Conroy for The Saker Blog America’s obsession with its role in the world is becoming more embarrassing by the week. This year saw Donald Trump performing as Lord of the Rings while addressing the Fellowship of the Ring…STATE OF THE UNION address, 5 February 2010. The occasion confirmed the fact that patriotism is an essential component in the economic wars. As co-conspirators privileged to be included in

Putin’s Lasting State (translated by Dmitry Orlov)

Modern Russian Governance Explained Foreword by Dmitry Orlov: We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this translation of a very important article that describes the nature of modern Russian governance. It is written by one of Vladimir Putin’s close advisors who is a political expert of considerable stature. It has been widely (though rather toothlessly) reviled in Western press (as well wannabe-Western Russian liberal press) but without quoting

Cuba – “The Equilibrium of the World” – and Economy of Resistance

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog The Forth International Conference for “The Equilibrium of the World” took place in Havana., Cuba from 28 to 31 January 2019. The Conference, organized by the José Marti Project of International Solidarity, was sponsored by UNESCO and a number of local and international organisms and NGOs. It coincided with the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and as such was also a celebration

Iran looks East amid US trials and tribulations

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) On the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, this past Friday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei made an effort to express Iran’s geopolitical stance in simple terms: ‘We have good relations with all nations in the world, we don’t want to break relations with any European nation’, and an explanation of the slogan ‘Death to America’. The

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