Guest Analyses

Western-Eurasian standoff coming to a head in the Syrian theatre

by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker blog In his article (http://thesaker.is/listening-to-russian-experts-short-report-about-the-mood-on-russian-prime-time-tv/), The Saker relayed the mood of Russian experts regarding the recent Western acts of brazen intimidations and unsubstantiated allegations against Russia. According to this analysis, some Russians seem to see that war with America, even a full-scale war, is inevitable. And just a few weeks ago, President Putin made his historic 1st of March speech in which he demonstrated

Who the hell is the prince of this world?

by Laurent Guyénot for the Saker Blog Laurent Guyénot is the author of From Yahweh to Zion: Jealous God, Chosen People, Promised Land … Clash of Civilizations, 2018.  ($30 shipping included from Sifting and Winnowing, POB 221, Lone Rock, WI 53556). Karl Marx on the “Jewish Question” Karl Marx saw the reign of money and materialism in modern capitalistic society as the ultimate triumph of Judaism. For “what is the secular

Russia’s New Weapons and their Implications for Brazil

by Ruben Bauer Naveira for the Saker blog Originally published in Portuguese in Jornal GGN – https://jornalggn.com.br/noticia/as-novas-armas-da-russia-5-implicacoes-para-o-brasil What impact will Putin’s announcement of Russia’s new weapons have on Brazil? That impact will be considerable, because, more than ever, our country is tied to the United States. Unlike the coups of 1964 and 1969, when the military had a plan for governing Brazil, the 2016 takeover can best be described as

Train of thoughts or a wachamacole to get sleep

by F.MAN for the Saker blog After reading the last articles by the Saker and worrying for some hours about the coming events that might turn into the next and last World War, and I say last because nobody is going to survive it if escalate into nuclear (which is a real possibility) And while thinking about what would be the hypothetical response of Russia to the forecasted as highly

When Chinese Trash saved the world: Western lies about the Cultural Revolution

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog Of the West’s the three main “Reasons Why Red China is Evil and the West is Morally & Ideologically Superior” propaganda campaign, the Cultural Revolution outranks the Great Leap Forward and the legacy of Mao for being far and away the most difficult for non-Chinese to truly get a handle on. Most leftists won’t even touch it, much less defend it an inch…and

Petro-yuan is the newest weapon for the China-Russia-Iran anti-USD alliance

by Jeff Brown for The Saker blog Crosslinked with: http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2018/04/08/petro-yuan-is-the-newest-weapon-for-the-china-russia-iran-anti-usd-alliance-china-rising-radio-sinoland-180408/ https://youtu.be/Xbu_konkXJM https://soundcloud.com/44-days/petro-yuan-is-the-newest-weapon-for-the-china-russia-iran-anti-usd-alliance-c-rising-radio-sinoland Pictured above, the currency symbols for the old Spanish peseta and the Chinese yuan. Maybe Baba Beijing can synthesize the two of them into a cooling looking petro-yuan logo. After 25 years of dreams, planning, rumors and testing, the Chinese petro-yuan is now official. Right now, almost all global oil trade is conducted in US dollars, using two

A Curious Incident Part VIII

by Sushi for the Saker blog An Open Letter to the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Sir: In the matter of the Skripal affair it appears the facts are once again being fixed around the policy. While the prior attempt at a “dodgy dossier” had the intent of giving grounds for an attack upon a foreign state, the present course of HMG appears confused, contradictory, alien to the interests of

Daring to go beyond Western propaganda on the Great Leap Forward’s famine

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog Between 108 BC and 1911 AD there were no fewer than 1,828 recorded famines in China, or nearly one each year. Since 1962 there should have been in China – if their historical average remained unchanged – 50 serious famines. Instead there have been zero. When one discusses “China” and “famine” – how often do you hear this totally valid point of view? I

From Ankara to Moscow, Eurasia integration is on the move

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) The Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union is spreading its wings and gaining strength, with some key projects, big players and big plans in the pipeline As presidents Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Ankara for a second Russia-Iran-Turkey summit on the future of Syria, Moscow hosted its 7th International Security Conference attended by

A Curious Incident Part VII

by Sushi for the Saker blog On April 3rd, 2018, DSTL Porton Down released further statement in regard to the toxic material employed in the March 4, 2018 attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal. On April 4th, the OPCW will meet in closed session at the request of the Russian Federation. This update provides the reader with background information to assist in an understanding of the issues raised by this

Old vs. new scholarship on the continent of China: an 8-part series

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog Europe is a continent and China is not only because the winners write the history books. There is no scientific reason Europe is a continent: Europe is not a separate land mass, nor does it even sit on its own tectonic plate – we may as well call Canada a continent. China’s land mass area is nearly identical with Europe’s. What makes West

Palestine – All the Gods are with You, but None Dares Scream Murder

by Peter Koenig for the Saker blog Imagine! The western monotheistic world worships all these gods – never mind the contradiction in monotheistic – and variations of gods – the Jewish god, the Muslim god, the variety and shades of Christian gods, stretching from the god substitute in Rome, to the reformist gods of Calvins, Luthers, Zwinglis, and of course, the god of the Freemasons – and surely many more

A Last Look at The West That Was

by John Moon for the Saker blog Then: Sputnik 1 was launched in October, 1957. I remember exactly where I was when the news story broke on the radio. My friend and I were being driven to a high school football game by his father, an aeronautical engineer at one of the largest manufacturers of helicopter rotor blades in the world. News of Sputnik was so important that he pulled

Chemical weapon named “Novichok” – a reality check

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”. Carl Sagan, an American astronomer “A wise man … proportions his belief to the evidence”. David Hume, a Scottish philosopher by Eugenia for the Saker Blog Britain accused Russia of poisoning a double agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia using a super-secret nerve agent with an easy to remember name “Novichok” (“a newbie” in Russian). The accusation came with a suspicious speed: the Skripals

A Curious Incident Part VI

by Sushi for the Saker Blog This series of articles commenced as an investigation of a curious incident: the alleged poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury UK on March 4th, 2018. The series represents an attempt to collect and sift the available relevant evidence. Links to prior work may be found at the end of this article. It is now believed sufficient evidence exists to elevate

Russian Exodus from the West

by Peter Koenig for the Saker blog By now the West – the US, Canada, Australia and the super-puppets of Europe, overall more than 25 countries – has expelled more than 130 Russian diplomats. All as punishment for Russia’s alleged nerve gas poisoning of a former Russian / MI6 double-agent, Sergei Skripal (66) and his daughter Yulia (33), who was visiting her father from Moscow. Sergei Skripal lived in the

The Twilight of the Empire Age: Whose World Will It Be?

By: Amir NOUR[1] for the Saker Blog “We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can’t bomb it into peace” (Michael Franti)[2] David and Goliath in an upside-down world President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to share Georges Clemenceau’s view that “war is too serious a matter to be left to the military”. All the more so, perhaps, since the French statesman is also said to have coined the acerbic

China taking the long road to solve the petro-yuan puzzle

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) Few geoeconomic game-changers are more spectacular than yuan-denominated future crude oil contracts – especially when set up by the largest importer of crude on the planet. And yet Beijing’s media strategy seems to have consisted in substantially play down the official launch of the petro-yuan at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange. Still, some euphoria was in

A Curious Incident Part V

by Sushi for the Saker blog Part I may be found here: https://thesaker.is/a-curious-incident/ Part II may be found here: https://thesaker.is/a-curious-incident-part-ii/ Part III may be found here: https://thesaker.is/a-curious-incident-part-iii/ Part IV may be found here: https://thesaker.is/a-curious-incident-part-iv/ “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Sherlock Holmes The End Let us begin where it all ends. In the Graveyard. This is the London Road Cemetery located just

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