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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

The Empire should be placed on suicide watch

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-empire-should-be-placed-on-suicide-watch/ In all the political drama taking place in the USA as a result of the attempted color revolution against Trump, the bigger picture sometimes gets forgotten. And yet, this bigger picture is quite amazing, because if we look at it we will see irrefutable signs that the Empire in engaged in some bizarre slow motion of seppuku and the only mystery

The Donbass is breaking away from an agonizing Ukraine

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-donbass-is-breaking-away-from-an-agonizing-ukraine/ Tectonic shifts are continuing to occur in the political landscape of the Ukraine. Last week, following the imposition of a total blockade against Novorussia by the Ukronazis, Russia declared that she will from now on recognize the official documents emitted by the DNR and LNR authorities. This week, the Novorussian authorities have nationalized all the key factories of the Donbass. Furthermore,

Trump -The Enigma

by Peter Koenig President Trump may be wondering himself about the miracles and mysteries and confusions he creates. As a megalomaniac, he is the only one who knows everything. His ideas range and flash from right to left, crisscrossing the political spectrum to favor the globalized world – and yet he is largely acting against globalization – and in the ‘interest of people’. That would be great. He also seeks

The causality of rotten fruits

My friend Anwar Khan has recently written an interesting column in which he expressed his disagreement with what he perceived as my pro-Shia bias and in which he set the record straight on some of the atrocities committed by Shias.  It is not my intention to write a full rebuttal today, nor do I think that it is appropriate for me, as an Orthodox Christian, to take sides in a

Interesting week for Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/interesting-week-for-vladimir-putin-and-donald-trump/   Putin’s latest move I don’t follow the western corporate media so I don’t really know how much coverage this development has received in the West, but in Russia and the Ukraine the big news is the decision by Russia to begin recognizing official Novorussian documents such as passports, driver licenses, school and college diplomas, etc. The Russians were pretty specific

US vs Iran: a case of rotten apples vs rotten oranges

[Note by The Saker: some of you had noticed that I did post this article and then almost immediately removed it.  This was due to a technical reason: the transcript at the bottom was missing.  I removed the article at the request of the author.  Now that we have the full text, I am posting it again.  Sorry for any misunderstanding.  The Saker] US vs Iran: a case of rotten

Trump dreams vs Trump reality – hopes still permitted!

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/trump-dreams-vs-trump-reality-hopes-still-permitted/ For a lot of Trump supporters the past week has been a painful one. Whether we chose to react with abject panic or pretended like nothing happened, something did happen and it was something big: the Tree Letter Agencies pulled-off a de facto coup against Donald Trump by forcing him to fire his most important foreign policy advisor and the man

Zmiana, Piskorski, and the Case for Polish Liberation

Special report by Jafe Arnold for the Greanville Post (reprinted by special agreement) “Kremlin trolls,” “Putin’s useful idiots,” “Russian 5th column in Poland”, “threat to national security” – these are the epithets maliciously hurled at the two-year-old Polish political party Zmiana by the Polish mainstream media and government officials. “Russian spy,” “Chinese spy,” “Iraqi spy,” “agent of Putinist influence,” – these are the non-existent and baseless slanders for which Zmiana’s

The swamp strikes back

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International The tawdry Michael Flynn soap opera boils down to the CIA hemorrhaging leaks to the company town newspaper, leading to the desired endgame: a resounding victory for hardcore neocon/neoliberalcon US Deep State factions in one particular battle. But the war is not over; in fact it’s just beginning. Even before Flynn’s fall, Russian analysts had been avidly discussing whether President Trump is the new

The anti-Flynn ‘deep state’ coup – spelling it out in the clearest way possible

Okay, my sense is that a large number of commentators are misunderstanding the nature of what is going on.  So, this time, rather than writing an analysis, I will spell it out, ‘talking points’ – style and, hopefully, do a better job about making my point.  So, here we go.  THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN.  Let me repeat that once more.  THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN!!!  Please don’t come and

The Neocons and the “deep state” have neutered the Trump Presidency, it’s over folks! (UPDATED 2x)

Less than a month ago I warned that a ‘color revolution ‘ was taking place in the USA.  My first element of proof was the so-called “investigation” which the CIA, FBI, NSA and others were conducting against President Trump’s candidate to become National Security Advisor, General Flynn.  Tonight, the plot to get rid of Flynn has finally succeeded and General Flynn had to offer his resignation.  Trump accepted it. Now

A possible shift in the Russian position on Novorussia

Something interesting is happening in Russia.  The recent murder of Givi is attracting A LOT of attention from the main media outlets, much more than any of the other murders of Novorussian commanders.  Furthermore, a majority of the key people invited to express their opinion generally seem to agree on a number of conclusions: Poroshenko is pretty much gone and finished. The Ukronazis have all but officially declared Minsk-2 dead.

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