Analyses

The future of Islam in Western Europe

This article was written for the Unz Review. With the upcoming French Presidential election in France the topic of Islam in Europe has again become central to the political discourse. This is nothing new: we also saw that in the UK, in Holland, in Austria and even in Switzerland, where the Muslim communities were banned – by popular referendum – from building minarets (even though only four minarets existed in

The Vineyard Saker blog celebrates its 10th anniversary, even though very little has changed. Or has it?

Ten years ago, on May 2nd 2007, I decided to “scratch my itch” and to write what I thought and then make it public.  After a long interruption I wanted to analyze again and, for the first time, I wanted to make that analysis public (before that all my analyses were classified, you can read a more detailed version of this here).  Even if “public” meant all of: me and,

Russia on the long and difficult path to true civilizational identity

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/russia-on-the-long-and-difficult-path-to-true-civilizational-identity/ By now you must have heard it – Putin is “persecuting the Jeohvah’s Witnesses” in Russia. Alas, this one is true. Well, this is maybe not nearly as terrible as the Ziomedia makes it sound, but still, a pretty bad and fundamentally misguided policy. Why did the Russian government take such a drastic decision? The Russian Justice Department has banned the

BREAKING: Personal message from Xi Jinping to Vladimir Putin: our friendship is unbreakable

by Alexander Mercouris for The Duran Chinese President Xi Jinping sends personal message of friendship to Russian President Putin on China’s behalf, scotching attempt by US to make trouble between them. Russia’s President Putin has met in the Oval Hall of the Kremlin with Li Zhanshu, Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China, and chief of staff of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The meeting was held

Great news: The “Saker app” is now available for download!

Dear friends, It is a huge joy for me to announce that the “Saker app” is now available in the Google store for download.  Click on this link to download it for free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=is.thesaker.reader This application for Android smartphones (no iOS version planned, sorry) was designed by a volunteer friend and Saker community member who not only made it available for free (as in no costs, gratis), but who also

Emmanuel Clinton vs Marine LeTrump

by Pepe Escobar for the Asia Times Here’s the body count in the latest geopolitical earthquake afflicting the West: The Socialist Party in France is dead. The traditional Right is comatose. What used to be the Extreme Left is alive, and still kicking. Yet what’s supposed to be the shock of the new is not exactly a shock. The more things veer towards change (we can believe in), the more

Le Pen &Trump aren’t even close – are we stuck with Emmanuel Macr-Obama?

by Ramin Mazaheri It’s not that the National Front has changed since the 1980s – it’s that the other parties have changed so much for the worse. C’est ça – that’s the point, as the French say, and which translates into English rather ineffectively. Nobody should be happy about having to vote for Marine Le Pen, but please tell me what economic policies has Emmanuel Macron espoused which will end the

Vladimir Safronkov: How to become a national hero

By Scott Humor As a story goes, back in the nineteenth-century, a Paris opera house decided to stage a play with insults towards Russia and its monarch, Alexander I. He sent his diplomat to talk to the theater administration and asked them not to stage this sort of Russophobic production; they refused, saying that the French were enjoying freedom of speech and could insult Russians all they wanted. Alexander I

Why voting for Trump was the right thing to do (7 reasons)

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/voting-for-trump/ Now that Trump has already comprehensively betrayed all his campaign promises and that he 100 first days in office are marked by nothing else but total chaos, incompetence, betrayals of his closest friends and allies, recklessly dangerous and utterly ineffective grandstanding in foreign policy, there are a lot of people out there who say “I told you so!”, “how could you take

How to bring down the elephant in the room

First, a painful, but necessary, clarification: Basement crazies.  Neocons. Zionists.  Israel Lobbyists.  Judaics.  Jews.  Somewhere along this list we bump into the proverbial “elephant in the room”.  For some this bumping will happen earlier in the list, for others a little later down the list, but the list will be more or less the same for everybody.  Proper etiquette, as least in the West, would want to make us run

Rex Tillerson meets with Foreign Minister Lavrov and President Putin

Finally, they met.  Rex Tillerson spent several hours speaking with Foreign Minister Lavrov and, after that, with President Putin.  Tillerson  and Lavrov then held a rather bizarre joint press conference in which Tillerson mantrically repeated all the nonsense we are now used to hear about Russia while Lavrov logically demolished each US argument one by one.  I suppose I could discuss the entire press conference word by word, but it

A multi-level analysis of the US cruise missile attack on Syria and its consequences

The latest US cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase is an extremely important event in so many ways that it is important to examine it in some detail.  I will try to do this today with the hope to be able to shed some light on a rather bizarre attack which will nevertheless have profound consequences.  But first, let’s begin by looking at what actually happened. The pretext: I

Important announcement – please read (especially if you have emailed me!)

Dear friends, I am facing somewhat of a perfect storm right now.  Not only did Orthodox Great Lent just end with the Annunciation yesterday and the Entry of our Lord tomorrow, but Passion Week begins on Monday and next Sunday is Holy Paskha.  Translated in plain English this means “lots of very long church services”.  To make things words, Trump has just gone off the deep end in Syria, and

Book Review: Twilight’s Last Gleaming by J.M. Greer

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/book-review-twilights-last-gleaming-by-j-m-greer/ A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article for the Unz Review entitled “The Empire should be placed on suicide watch”. As always, I also reposted it on my blog. One of the commentators, J.L. Seagull posted a comment which intrigued me. He wrote: (…) we continue to be trapped in an illusion that we are still a massive power

Trump orders a military attack on Syria – a crucial moment for Russia

So now we finally have the answer to the key question whether Trump was for real of a fake: he has just ordered a cruise missile attack on Syria.  Words fail me to express my total disgust with Trump. All I will say is this:  this is a moment as crucial as the US/NATO aggression against Yugoslavia in 1999.  When that happened, Evgenii Primakov, then Prime Minister of Russia, who

The Trump administration goes Neocon-crazy

Oh boy, that did not take long.  As I wrote in February, the Neocons and the US deep state have completely neutered Trump.  Just look at these two headlines from RT (and read the articles):  ‘It crossed a lot of lines’: Trump on alleged chemical gas attack in Syria ‘We are compelled to take own action’ if UN fails in Syria – US envoy Frankly, I feel like saying “QED

Saker’s open letter to the Saker community

Dear friends, Today is the day I was planning to reply to your *amazing* reaction to my appeal, but the likely terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg made me decide to begin with a short reminder which I feel is important.  I will keep it short and to the point, and then turn to my main topic.  One request: please don’t comment here about this attack, but do that in the

Searching for Russia

[Note from the Saker: some of you did notice that I was not posting very much and that I was not replying to emails as much as I used to.  Now I can confess: I was on a semi-confidential trip abroad in a locate with very spotty Internet access (slow, through my smartphone’s dataplan).  I am now back and I will post a full report about this, and my latest

Saker community members and readers – I need your help!

Dear friends, I was hoping to be able to put off this post, in fact I did begin and then sent it to trash it several times.  But now things are getting critical.  I need your help or something will have to change, and not for the better.  Let me explain: You must have noticed that even though the blog is full of features, everything loads really well and really

Harvard University honors The Saker blog (<<== shameless clickbaiting and fake news!)

Okay, so I am not being honest with this title.  But hey, since Harvard does list my blog as a ‘fake news’ source, I might as well indulge, at least once, into some absolutely shameless click baiting and “fake newsing” :-) Seriously, my friend Steve Lendman wrote an interesting post on his blog about Harvard University’s “guide to fake news”.  Check it out, he does a great job explaining it

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