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Saker appeal: please help me get a better picture about this! (UPDATED)

Dear friends, As I expected, today Russia has registered the first vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  I took a quick look at CNN and BBC, and did not find that reported (maybe they have added it since, I only scanned the headlines). As most of you know, I don’t follow the legacy corporate ziomedia, but in this case, maybe I could ask all of you to let me know here

The Essential Saker IV – “Messianic Narcissism’s Agony by a Thousand Cuts”

I am pleased to announce that The Essential Saker IV is now available in softcover, pdf and epub. The book covers Saker essays and analysis from January 2019 through to December 2019. The pre-publication work was completed literally minutes before the killing of General Suleimani and Abu Mahdi Muhandis, just before we entered 2020 to encounter challenges that most could not foresee.  Upon looking back over the year of 2019,

Message to some irate Serbian readers

Dear Serbian friends, Since the crisis began in Serbia some of you have been enraged by the articles written for the Saker Blog by “Saker’s Johnny-on-the-spot in Belgrade”.  Some of you have posted irate comments, often in direct violation of the moderation guidelines, while others sent me outraged emails. And yet, each time I offered my angry correspondents the right of reply (I told them I would post any original

Beware of sensationalism clickbaiting and crazy rumors: Beirut was NOT a nuclear explosion

Dear friends, As soon as I heard about the tragic explosion in Beirut I told my family “you will see, there will be some idiots who will say it was a nuke”.  Sure enough, today I already see nonsense posted about the usual suspects about the Israelis nuking of Beirut.  Some even claim this was a thermonuclear explosion! This just proves to me that I was right when I added

Hurricane Isaias coming: I might be out of touch for a while (FINAL UPDATE)

Dear friends As you might have heard, there is a hurricane coming very close to the Florida Atlantic coast: Hurricane Isaias The actual effects of the hurricane are hard to predict, since it depends on whether Isaias will turn to the right or to the left by just a few degrees.  This is especially true since Isaias is slowing down to take the right hand turn, which makes it hard

Saker announcement: a change of pace

Dear friends, For the past couple of years I had the following basic “rhythm” of work: once a week I would write an analysis roughly ranging from 1500 to 3500 words, typically around 2000-3000 words.  The rest of my work would involve research (especially parsing as much of the Russian blogosphere and news media as possible), contacts with my guest authors, collaboration with our translators, etc.  Please keep in mind

SouthFront needs our help!!

Dear friends, SouthFront needs our help and we need SouthFront.  It is really that simple. Please click here to see their appeal: I ask you all to please donate to these good friends of our community, whose videos we feature almost every day. Thank you! The Saker

Vale Jon Hellevig

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog When our friend The Saker asked if either Intibah or I would like to write a necrologue for Jon Hellevig, we both felt we couldn’t give the request enough justice, because we didn’t know Jon enough. But as I decided to take the lead here and write it in my name, with Intibah’s help, I realized that I knew Jon enough to honour

Notification to Patreon Supporters and Subscribers

Patreon has started a system of charging sales tax according to jurisdiction. So, if you are a subscriber from say Germany, they will charge VAT according to the German tax model. For the US, it would be according to the tax model of your state. The reason for this is because so many have now started selling or giving away t-shirts, books and other merchandise on Patreon. For normal donations

The Saker Blog needs more moderators!

Dear friends, In a recent Facebook post Pepe Escobar wrote the following: The low down – on the economic measures, on the Hong Kong question, and on The Big Picture. All in a 5-minute read that… Posted by Pepe Escobar on Sunday, May 24, 2020 This is just the latest in a long series of compliments that I heard from many top commentators (most recently from Catherine Austin-Fitts)! The credit for

After Youtube and Facebook, Vimeo bans ‘Sayed Hasan’ & Nasrallah’s videos

source: ‘Sayed Hasan’ channel censored for the umpteenth time The only sure way to follow my work is to subscribe to the Newsletter. Please write to Vimeo ( to protest this decision, putting me in bcc if possible ( On February 28, 2020, Vimeo arbitrarily deleted my channel ‘Sayed Hasan‘ which, since the deletion of my Youtube channel in December 2017 (followed by my Facebook pages in May 2019),

AngloZionist controlled media bans SouthFront

Dear friends, Here is the email I got in my inbox today: ——- Dear friend, Once again, SouthFront faced an unprecedented censorship. On April 30, our Facebook page with about 100,000 subscribers was deleted without any notifications or an option to appeal the decision: Censorship Continues. Facebook Permanently Deleted SouthFront’s Page On May 1, YouTube terminated SouthFront’s channels with approximately 170,000 subscribers. The main YouTube channel in English had over

Saker Telegram discussion group : ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Friends In the technical solution that was chosen for this Telegram group, to avoid the need for moderation, and to avoid spam, I made sure to have a group that is technically “closed” to all for the rights of writing. I validate individual members by giving them an administrator status, with minimal rights, just so they can write. But I have just reached the administrator limit that Telegram allows

Saker message: THANK YOU!!!

Dear friends of the Saker Community!  Christ is Risen! I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the donation you have sent me and also for the many heartfelt and very kind emails and even (paper) letters you have sent me! Frankly, every time I post an appeal for support, I not only feel self-conscious, I also can’t help but think “they don’t really know

Saker announcement: changes in the planned Saker Telegram signup plans

Dear friends, The good news is that a lot of you have asked to join.  The bad news is that I am a dodo-brain and that I did complicate things unnecessarily.  So here is what Fedor and I have decided: First, all those who want to subscribe need to send an email to Fedor with your Telegram name/handle; that means that you need to sign up to Telegram first and

Saker announcement: you can now talk to me on my Telegram channel

Dear friends, I have good news:  It is now possible for you to talk directly with me on my Telegram channel! As I have already explained in the past, my have canceled my mailing list and replaced it with a Telegram channel.  I have spoken to my friend (Fedor) who so kindly created the channel and we decided to add a interaction capability to the channel.  However, and especially in

Announcement: COVID19 Cafe project cancelled

Dear friends, I have the painful obligation to let you know that “my eyes were bigger than my stomach” and that I am shelving the COVID19 Cafe project.  Simply put, I don’t have the energy, and we don’t have the manpower.  Furthermore, this might have been an ill-conceived idea to begin with, as this blog is really not a medical one. Anyway, first I want to apologize to all those