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Trump Assassinated the Leading General Who Fought Against ISIS.

Eric Zuesse for the Saker Blog  Even some mainstream U.S. ‘news’-media (but none that are Republican) acknowledge the fact that Qasem Soleimani was among the most effective of all nations’ generals who fought against ISIS. Other mainstream U.S. ‘news’-media seem very reluctant to do so, because the entirety of America’s mainstream ‘journalism’ has spewed hatred against Iran’s Government after Iranians in 1979 succeeded at overthrowing the dictator Shah whom America’s

1941, 1981, 2017 or today – it’s still Germany’s fault

Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog A 7-part series in 2017 addressed the same subject as this 10-part series – the state of the global economy as impacted by QE and the Age of Austerity. Part 2 was, “Why no Petroeuro? or France’s historic effort for an anti-austerity Eurozone”. Despite the leftists’ usual approach of assuming all White Europeans are neoliberals and neo-imperialists, there is a very real and widespread

View from Russia. Is Russia a country which supports terrorism?

Valeriy Romanov for The Saker Blog This is my first article under the general heading “View from Russia.” I would like to pre-empt it by informing American readers that the leading Russian TV channels regularly have political shows on which there are heated debates on the most pressing issues of world politics. Both Russian and American, Israeli, German, Polish and Ukrainian political scientists participate in the broadcasts, and former and

My (rare) Dissent from The Saker’s Latest Assessment of the Iranian Situation

by Paul Craig Roberts (posted by permission) I am addressing what might be weaknesses in The Saker’s clarification of the Iranian situation. At this time, it is up to Israel whether or not war occurs between the US and Iran.  Israel very much wants this war as a means of putting Iran and Syria into chaos, thus leaving Hezbollah isolated and unsupplied.  Then Israel can succeed in occupying southern Lebanon.

Anti-terror hero Soleimani a ‘terrorist’? US ‘false-life syndrome’ normal since 2003

Ramin Mazaheri – with permission and cross-posted with PressTV Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of the books ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’ and the upcoming

Financial N-option will settle Trump’s oil war

By Pepe Escobar – posted with permission On foreign soil, as a guest nation, US has assassinated a diplomatic envoy whose mission the US had requested The bombshell facts were delivered by caretaker Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, during an extraordinary, historic parliamentary session in Baghdad on Sunday. Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani had flown into Baghdad on a normal carrier flight, carrying a diplomatic passport. He had been sent by

A Reaction from Tehran to the Martyrdom of General Qāsem Soleymānī

by Blake Archer Williams (posted by permission of the author) I have been asked by my friend and partner in crime (of resistance) Pepe Escobar to put some of my thoughts in writing about the extra-judicial murder of our national war hero, General Qāsem Soleymānī. Initially my thought was to write an essay; that is, to develop some thesis or other. But I am not in a frame of mind

America Escalates its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East

by Michael Hudson exclusively for the Saker Blog The mainstream media are carefully sidestepping the method behind America’s seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination this was a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not just a personality quirk of Donald Trump’s impulsive action. His assassination of Iranian military leader Suleimani was indeed a unilateral act of

From Tehran to Lebanon: “I did not see except beauty”

by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog The Saker kindly asked for ‘on the ground’ perspective of how the God-fearing Iranian people are reacting and what this murder will mean for the region.” By all means, it is a fair and fitting request. I would make this a very condensed response. A longer analysis will be done at a later date, God Willing. Let us first be accurate and precise

Soleimani: The ‘Muslim Che Guevara’ dies, but revolutionary culture continues

By Ramin Mazaheri – posted with permission and x-posted with PressTV Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of the books ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’ and

America is Ruled by a Murderer

Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog “The Saker” As most days, this morning I opened the Tao – DaoDeJing – at random, at Dao-42. In its conclusion it says “Those who are forceful and aggressive… die a painful death – This I use as the foundation of my teaching.” And so it may be. The reaction of “painful death” may not be immediate. Time in the dimensions of Tao has

US starts the Raging Twenties declaring war on Iran

by Pepe Escobar – posted with permission and x-posted with Consortium News There cannot be a more startling provocation against Iran than what happened in Baghdad. It does not matter where the green light came from for the US targeted assassination of Quds Force commander Major General Qasem Soleimani and the Hashd al-Shaabi second in command Abu Madhi al-Muhandis. This is an act of war. Unilateral, unprovoked and illegal. President

Terrorist Washington sinks to new lows as Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis are murdered – a few thoughts

By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker Blog On the night of January 3, Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force of the IRGC, and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandi, the second in command of Iraq’s PMU were murdered by the US. Apparently, as the Major General and Al-Muhandis were traveling on a road near Baghdad’s international airport, the enemy was waiting for them to enter their cars, after which they

Analysis: Historical inevitability of ‘1979 US embassy’ event in Iraq: not now, but soon

By Ramin Mazaheri posted with permission and crossposted with PressTV Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of the books ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’ and the

Pilots break strike unity as Macron’s ‘Thatcher moment’ is right now

By Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog crossposted with PressTV But nobody is making a sound about it, and not even Macron. Maybe they will now: The first union has selfishly broken ranks – French pilots and cabin crews. It’s a “universal” pension system, sure… except for the groups who Macron has to buy off to break the strike. French President Emmanuel Macron has barely said two words about the

Further Proof: U.S., UK, & France Committed War-Crime on 14 April 2018

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog U.S., UK, and French ‘news’-media hide the fact, but it is now incontestably a fact, that they committed an international war-crime on 14 April 2018. The OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) does everything they can to hide this fact. Therefore, starting with the latest, and then proceeding in chronological order, with the earliest and then the subsequent ones that had

Montenegro SITREP: NATO persecutes the Orthodox Church (again!) and risks civil war

Civil war looms in Djukanovic’s not so “merry” (as in “Widow”) Montenegrin fiefdom by Stephen Karganovic for The Saker Blog The news from Montenegro is bad, and getting worse by the hour. Its until quite recently apathetic and compliant population is up in arms. The cause of the unanticipated disturbance would probably seem incomprehensible to most denizens of the post-Christian West. It is the rubber-stamping by the regime controlled Parliament

Blaming China for the Great Recession… to avoid emulating China’s (socialist-inspired) success

By Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog The Chinese economy is, according to the Western financial media, both a huge success and also a huge failure. It has become an economic rival and superpower, and yet it is also accused of being the cause of the global slowdown. Why such contradictory, nonsensical reporting? When the economic panic hit in 2008 Washington needed a scapegoat, as it was US citizens who

Quantitative Easing

By Jimmy Moglia for The Saker Blog The godfathers of modern banking have a lively lexical imagination. They invented a brave new vocabulary that simultaneously informs and misinforms, leads and misleads, darkens and enlightens, depresses and amuses – while inevitably taxing and confusing the understanding of the uninitiated. Take ‘quantitative easing,’ for example. Scrambling for a meaning, the average mortal could possibly think of it as a sudden, massive, impetuous

Authorities have Always Prevented the Bright Future of Humankind

by Aleksandar Sarovic for The Saker Blog Authorities have power over people, and they enjoy this power. They preserve their power in society primarily by imposing knowledge on people. Authorities have been teaching us everything we know. Nothing can come to us if it does not pass the filters of authorities. We are what the authorities made us become, and it is challenging to escape from it. If you love

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