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Reading the “traitors” – a good or a bad idea?

[this article was written for the Unz Review] There are two names which often trigger a very strong and hostile reaction from many Russians:  Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Vladimir Rezun aka “Viktor Suvorov”.  The list of accusations against these two men usually includes: Alexander Solzhenitsyn: he made up numbers about 66 million people killed by the Soviet regime, he spoke favorably of General Andrei Vlasov, he was a CIA stooge, he

Kevin Barrett interviews the Saker

Dear friends, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kevin Barrett.  Here is where you can listen to our interview: I want to use this opportunity to sincerely thank all those Nazis who angrily defended Hitler and the Nazis – they made my case better than I ever could!  Thank you guys for doing exactly what I thought you would do :-) Hugs and cheers, The Saker

Understanding why they lie and why they get away with it

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] In lieu of an normal introduction: the eternally evolving BDA Friends, the Pentagon did it again.  Through CNN, of course.  Here is this “latest news”: Over 100 US service members have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries in the wake of the January 8 Iranian missile attack on the al Asad military base in Iraq, according to a US official with

Our fundamental disagreement about WWII, Hitler, Jews and race

[this column was written for the Unz Review] The topic of Russians and Jews is clearly a “hot” one. Over the past few years I wrote several articles on this topic including “Putin and Israel A Complex and Multi-Layered Relationship”, “Why Is Putin “Allowing” Israel to Bomb Syria?”, “Russia, Israel and the Values of “Western Civilization” – Where Is the Truth?” and “Debunking the Rumors About Russia Caving in to

U.S. posture in the Middle-East: preparing for disaster

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] Lies, damn lies and statistics Turns out that Trump and the Pentagon were lying. Again. This time about the true impact of the Iranian counter-strike on US forces in Iraq. First they claimed that there were no injured U.S. personnel, only to eventually have to fess up that 34 soldiers had suffered traumatic brain injury (which Trump “re-classified” as a “headache”).  Then

The new Russian government: a much needed evolution but not a revolution

[this column was written for the Unz Review] The suspense is over and we now know the names of all the members of the new Russian government.  You can, for example, take this good summary published by RT. What is important right now is not only what did happen, but also what did NOT happen.  I will begin with two extremely important things which did NOT happen: First, the Russian

Could this (finally!) be the end for the Atlantic Integrationists?

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] By now we all have heard the news, the entire Russian government has resigned and a new Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has been appointed.  And we also know that the Internet has exploded with all sorts of speculations about what this all could mean. Alas, until we know who will be included in the new government, there is very little we can

Of aircraft, horses and zebras

When you go to vet school, they teach you a simple principle: if you are under a bridge and you hear hooves, think of horses first, but don’t forget there are also zebras out there. This is exactly what comes to my mind when I hear all the speculation about the shooting down of the Ukrainian airliner by a IRGC SAM. Let’s begin with a few horses: Seems to me

The AngloZionist Empire vs Iran: a discussion of the recent events

First, since we have more reliable data about what happened, let me recap a few key points to being: It is has now become pretty clear that Iran took several steps to make sure that the US would know when and where the strike would happen. Specifically, Iran warned the Iraqi government and the Swiss diplomats who represent US interests in Iran. Yet, at the same time, Iran issued the

The Saker interviews Michael Hudson

[this interview was made for the Unz Review] Introduction: After posting Michael Hudson’s article “America Escalates its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East” on the blog, I decided to ask Michael to reply to a few follow-up questions. Michael very kindly agreed. Please see our exchange below. The Saker ——- The Saker: Trump has been accused of not thinking forward, of not having a long-term strategy regarding the consequences

The Iranian missile strike: an initial evaluation

First, as always, a recap. Turns out that the Iranian strikes were apparently very accurate, check out these photos: This is interesting, because while I had some US ex-Colonel on idiot-box saying that most Iranian missiles either missed or landed in the desert.  Rah! Rah! Rah!  The US has THE BEST military in the GALAXY!!  We kick these ragheads back to their medieval reality, bla-bla-bla. The reality is that this

Round one is over – an initial assessment

Dear friends, Looks like Round 1 is over.  Let’s begin with a small recap of events: Iran fired a relatively small number of short range missiles at one, possibly two, US bases The IRGC indicated that if Iran is attacked, then so will Israel Trump tweeted “so far, so good” The US reported no casualties In plain English this means that the strike was intended to be both highly visible

According to the site Colonel Cassad, “the IRGC has declared that as soon as the US strikes Iran, Iran will strike Israel”

According to the site Colonel Cassad, “the IRGC has declared that as soon as the US strikes Iran, Iran will strike Israel”. I rate Cassad as a B+ source: mostly reliable. If this is correct, then we what we will have next is a total war. This is the beginning of the end for the Empire. May God protect all the faithful. The Saker

Quick update on the latest developments

Dear friends, Today is the Orthodox Eve of the Nativity, and tomorrow is the Orthodox Christmas so I will keep this one short. It appears that Russia and China blocked a US UNSC Resolution.  The message to Uncle Shmuel is simple: get out.  Needless to say, The Idiot-in-Chief and his malignant manatee are pissed. It also appears that Uncle Shmuel will initiate some kind of withdrawal. Why was Trump the

Short “intermission” of sorts with a few (apparently needed) explanations

Dear friends, I feel that there is a need to clarify a few things here which apparently baffle and perplex many.  Since the beginning of this crisis the Saker Community worldwide (literally!) has been crazy busy trying to keep up with the events and make sense of what seems totally insane.  I have been working nonstop for the past 2 days now and I ask you to forgive me for

The USA is now at war, de-facto and de-jure, with BOTH Iraq and Iran (UPDATED 6X)

The blowback has begun First, let’s begin by a quick summary of what has taken place (note: this info is still coming in, so there might be corrections once the official sources make their official statements). Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdl Mahdi has now officially revealed that the US had asked him to mediate between the US and Iran and that General Qassem Soleimani to come and talk to him

More US strikes against Iraqi Shia? (UPDATES COMING IN!)

There are still UNconfirmed reports that another 6 Shia leaders were killed in yet another US strike. One example is here: I am waiting for updates from friends. If I get any, I will post them here and add “UPDATED” to the title. One thing is certain, IF the US conducted yet another strike, then that means that the US truly declared war on not one, but TWO countries:

Soleimani murder: what could happen next?

First, a quick recap of the situation We need to begin by quickly summarizing what just happened: General Soleimani was in Baghdad on an official visit to attend the funeral of the Iraqis murdered by the USA on the 29th The US has now officially claimed responsibility for this murder The Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has officially declared that “However, a severe retaliation awaits the criminals who painted