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­Die Einsatzgruppen – Death Squads – Eastern Europe: 1941-44

By Francis Lee for the Saker blog During the Second World War in Europe, particularly in the East, special corps of mobile German extermination units known as “Einsatzgruppen” (literally “operational groups”) were recorded has having exterminated well over one million civilians, primarily in mass shootings in the greater Soviet Union and also included the Baltics, Romania, and Poland. Whenever Nazi Germany’s army marched East it immediately occupied and ethnically cleansed

The Yellow Vests at 4 years old: their 3 greatest historical achievements

By Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV On December 1, 2018, the Yellow Vests announced themselves to France, the world and the history books with their revolutionary graffiti tagging of the Arc de Triomphe. “The Yellow Vests will win” was a slogan gaped at worldwide as they would become the biggest, most organic, most devoted and most truly revolutionary threat any Western country had faced for 50 years. It was

Stop the Empire’s War on the World: From Tom Lehrer to Robert Frost

By Batiushka for the Saker blog There always have been and always will be clashes and tensions between different civilisations. In the words of an old Tom Lehrer song, National Brotherhood Week: The Protestants hate the Catholics, The Catholics hate the Protestants, The Muslims hate the Hindus, The Hindus hate the Muslims, And everybody hates the Jews. So sang a Jewish singer, some of whose ancestors, I believe, fled to

The ABC Of Power: Asians, Be Confident! China Orders Civilization To Man-Up

Xi‘s China To Be The First Civilization In The Galaxy To Dispense Confidence By Decree By Thorsten J. Pattberg Why The Renewed Urgency? Before we explain Mr. Xi Jinping’s much underreported but now revived ‘Confidence Doctrine’, a word about this week’s anti-lockdown demonstrations in China: IMAGE 1 White Paper Revolution in China But Probably Not East Asians declared Corona a state religion. They have a genetic streak for submission and

The Goldilocks War

by Dmitry Orlov for the Saker blog Are you happy with the way the war in the former Ukraine is going? Most people aren’t—for one reason or another. Some people hate the fact that there is a war there at all, while others love it but hate the fact that it hasn’t been won yet, by one side or the other. Bounteous quantities of both of these kinds of haters

The Global South births a new game-changing payment system

by Pepe Escobar, first published at The Cradle and posted with the author’s permission Challenging the western monetary system, the Eurasia Economic Union is leading the Global South toward a new common payment system to bypass the US Dollar. The Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) is speeding up its design of a common payment system, which has been closely discussed for nearly a year with the Chinese under the stewardship of

Great unsaid in US election: Love for ‘forever war’ is what cost Democrats

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV It is an American rite of passage to realise that the Democratic Party never achieves what they claim to want to achieve. Some Americans achieve this realisation at 13, whereas the truly insufferable – because they lie about the past and are forced to deflect from those lies with aggressive self-righteousness – can persist in this self-harming delusion even past 63. Losing control

US paralyzed by Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategic swing

By Pepe Escobar cross-posted on PressTV and the Saker blog and posted with the author’s permission Iran’s parliament has just approved the accession of the Islamic Republic to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), previously enshrined at the Samarkand summit last September, marking the culmination of a process that lasted no less than 15 years. Iran has already applied to become a member of the expanding BRICS+, which before 2025 will

About Saving Face: Some Advice to Volodymyr Zelensky

By Batiushka for the Saker blog It matters not how much you, gentlemen, bend down before them, You will never gain Europe’s recognition: You will always be for them, Not servants, but serfs of their enlightened disposition. F.I. Tyutchev, Russian diplomat and poet, May 1867 To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal. Henry Kissinger Ditching the Ukraine It is now dawning

The US Is a Luciferian Project

By Walt Garlington for the Saker blog A lot of people in the United States, millions of MAGA folks we would imagine, consider the US not just a good and pleasant place to live but something much more than this – as the pinnacle of human society, in fact: past, present, AND future. Nothing will ever surpass it, they believe. But is there a shred of evidence to support such

Operation Claw-Sword: Erdogan’s big new game in Syria

by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted Wily Sultan is caught between his electorate, which favors a Syria invasion, and his extremely nuanced relations with Russia There’s another Special Military Operation on the market. No, it’s not Russia “denazifying” and “demilitarizing” Ukraine – and, therefore, it’s no wonder that this other operation is not ruffling feathers across the collective West. Operation Claw-Sword was launched by Turkey’s

Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’, or, Don’t Spit in the Well

By Batiushka for the Saker blog ‘The Ukrainian people will be liberated from their Neo-Nazi rulers, they deserve to live as friends and good neighbours and prosper alongside their Slav brothers’. Sergei Lavrov, TASS, 26 November Introduction There is such a thing as retribution. This is what it says directly in the verse, ‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord’ (Rom. 12: 19) and what lies behind the

Finis Sinarum: Why I think China Cannot Win This

America Has Infiltrated China By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker blog In this naturally calm and composed piece of art, I will expose the global blueprint for the defeat of China and how the Americans have already subverted Chinese top universities. This many-eyewitnesses report could knock you off your guard and make you question your—now utterly pointless—Masters in China degree, so maybe you want to find a quiet place for

Ukraine is proud of its war crimes

by Batko Milacic for the Saker blog Ukraine and the United States were the only two countries in the world that did not vote in the UN for the Resolution on the fight against the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism, xenophobia and intolerance. In addition, Ukraine has included pro-Nazi military formations in the regular army, and all this lead to the creation of collective psychopathology. Therefore, the video of the execution

On Ukrainian ‘Refugees’

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction All nationalities have contemptuous or humorous words for their neighbours. Often these words come from the differences between them, especially as regards diet or dress. For example, the Americans call Germans ‘krauts’ (because they eat sauerkraut – pickled cabbage) and the British ‘limeys’ (from British sailors who ate limes), the French call the English ‘rosbifs’ (roast beefs) and the English call the French

Ending NATO and Correcting Stalin’s Mistake

By Batiushka for the Saker blog ‘To Hell with Washington’ Colonel Douglas Macgregor Introduction: The Atlantic and Europe Judging by its name, NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was only ever about the USA and the UK, an agreement between Americans and the half-American Churchill. After all, what relevance does the ‘North Atlantic’ have to Baltic Germany or Mediterranean Italy, let alone to Aegean Greece and Black Sea Turkey? Even

Electric War

by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted Current Russian tactics are the absolute opposite of the military theory of concentrated force developed by Napoleon, Pepe Escobar writes. Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind. But to what purpose Disturbing the dust on a bowl

Japan And Other Social Evils: The Horrors Of Going To School In A High-IQ Society

Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker blog Our colonial subjects in Japan have the highest average IQ anywhere in the world—105. Here is why they are dumb and invest in American proficiency tests… [Reader discretion advised: Stories from US-occupied Japan can cause you to go back to night school and ace the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. This is part 3 out of 4 of a series. For more Japan Horror, please

The OUN-Russia war (no longer an SMO): What do the parties want and what does the future hold?

By Eric Arthur Blair for the Saker blog During this current relative reduction of hostilities in Ukraine, the calm before the storm so to speak, it may be useful to reflect upon the goals of the various geopolitical players, whether stated overtly or intended covertly. This may enable us to make educated guesses as to how events may ultimately unfold. WHAT DOES RUSSIA WANT? The party whose openly stated goals

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