Saker Analyses and Interviews

Zone B exists, thus there is hope, I promise you!

[this column was written for the Unz Review] Dear friends, Today it appears that the triumph of our adversaries is total.  I want to post this column saying that I don’t believe for one second that this is true.  All I want to do today is explain why.  Thus, just to make clear to those alternatively gifted, this is not a comprehensive analysis and I will be leaving many things

The mob did not win!

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] The mob did not win! This is how the supposedly conservative FoxNews celebrated the supposed defeat of a supposed mob. See for yourself: FoxNews finally showed its true face during the election steal when it declared that Trump had lost the election long before any evidence in support of this thesis materialized. It is now abundantly clear that with a few exceptions

Nativity of our Lord and Open Thread

Dear friends I want to express my best wishes to all the Orthodox Christians who are celebrating the Nativity of our Lord today: may this day be peaceful and filled with joy! I will be gone most of the day, so I leave yet another open thread with a suggested topic: “what will happen next now that the Dems total control all *four* branches of government (the usual 3 +

Mind blowing hypocrisy!

I just listened to Trey Gowdy and a few others GOP big-shots condemn the “terrible violations of the law” committed by the protestors today and I take my hat off to these folks: they are truly world class hypocrites. When cops and mayors refuse to protect the innocent, the rule of law is doing great! When the letter soup agencies spend millions on a typical witch hunt, the rule of

Capitol Hill situation: OPEN THREAD

Dear friends I finally made it home, and I am creating an open thread to EXCHANGE INFORMATION about what is taking place.  Please do NOT call for any violence or for any illegal actions. Most of you have probably noticed that 1) the info from the legacy media is useless and 2) we don’t exactly know what is happening.  Still, there are some “dissident” media out there reporting, but YT

Russia vs a Biden Administration

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] Sure looks like Biden will take over the White House in one way or another, and while Trump and his supporters might still try a few things, the political correlation of forces inside the US ruling classes is clearly against Trump. As for the “deplorables” – they have been neutralized by stealing the election. Which means that Russia will soon face the

The Deep State wins the 2020 Presidential election: USA RIP

Okay, this time it does look like it’s over. Mitch McConnell congratulated Biden and Harris, thereby signifying the official surrender of the GOP (which, let’s be honest here, never really was ready to fight for Trump).  Vladimir Putin also sent his congratulations in the following way: (official Russian statement) Congratulations to Joseph R. Biden on winning US presidential election Vladimir Putin sent a message to Joseph R. Biden congratulating him on his victory in the presidential election

SCOTUS rejects Texas lawsuit. Is it over for Trump or not? What happens next? OPEN THREAD (UPDATED)

So, the SCOTUS rejected the lawsuit brought be the State of Texas, many other states, over 100 House Republicans and, if I am not mistaken here, by President Trump. Now the pro-Trump media claims that it was a “long shot” to begin with.  Maybe.  I am not a lawyer. But what does that mean?  What happens next? Is there still a chance that other lawsuits, or maybe some revolt in

NATO and the EU are sending a “message” to Russia. Again.

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] I lived most of my life in Europe and even though by the time I moved to the USA (2002) Europe was already in a very bad shape, what I see happening there now never ceases to amaze me. In fact, it makes me wonder if the Europeans or, more accurately, the European leaders have gone completely insane. Either that, or maybe

The AngloZionists are trying to provoke a war with Iran

There is really nothing particularly complicated about what just happened: the AngloZionists have murdered a top Iranian scientist in the hope that this murder will trigger a war.  The Iranians have promised a retaliation, but have not taken any action, at least so far. Since there are those who will inevitably conclude that “Iran cannot do anything“, or “Iran is afraid” or even “Iran should strike Israel“, all I want

Trump’s last hurrah?!

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] There seems to be a quasi consensus that Trump will not prevail and that Biden and Harris will get into the White House no matter what. To my surprise, even the Russian media seems to be considering that the Trump presidency is over. Yet, I am not so sure at all. Why? Because at this point in time, I think that it

Open Thread

Dear friends, There is a lot going on and I think that it would make sense to open a thread for various discussions of the current events (with moderation rules still applying).  To launch the discussion, I offer two photos: and this Enjoy! The Saker

The Karabakh war is over. The crisis is not. What comes next?

First, I want to begin this analysis by posting the full translation of an article posted yesterday by the Russian webzine Vzgliad.  I materially don’t have the time to make my own translation, so what I will post is just a minimally retouched machine translation, I apologize for this. original Russian text: Five main mysteries of the second Karabakh war by Evgenii Krutikov The end of the second Karabakh

Understanding the outcome of the war for Nagorno-Karabakh

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] A lot has happened very rapidly in the past two days and I will begin this analysis by a few bullet points summarizing what just happened (not in any particular order, including chronological): The war which has just ended was a real bloodbath and it has seen more casualties (counting both sides) than what the Soviet Union lost in 10 years of

The Deep State vs the deep country

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] I need to begin with the obvious: in spite of all the deep state, propaganda and “deep empire” (transnational) resources being used to declare that “Biden” (i.e. Harris) has won, as of right now nobody knows who got most votes and where. I would even suggest that we will never really find out who won, because who won depends on a large

Update on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

With everybody is focused on the US election drama, there are important developments in the war over the NK.  I will summarize them here: While both the original Russian and then subsequent US ceasefires failed minutes after they were proclaimed, there are signs that both the Armenians and the Azeris are getting exhausted and want to talk. So far, the Azeris were mostly prevailing, but at great costs.  Also, their

Ask yourself the crucial question: why?

Why is it that US news channels censored a press conference by a President of the United States? Why is it that tech giants feel the need to censor Trump’s tweets? Why is it that in key Dem states the GOP observers were not allowed to actually observe anything? Why did the Dems counter-sue just to try to prevent GOP observers from observing the ballot count? Why do the media

This is absolutely amazing: the EU leaders follow the Ziomedia and declare Biden the winner!!

Dear friends, When I saw this I could not believe my eyes: “European leaders congratulate Joe Biden, after media count declares him victorious in US presidential election“. This is truly unheard of: foreign leaders declare a winner in a US election even BEFORE the vote count has been certified by US courts!!!  Talk about “interference in US elections” – this really takes the prize! Yeah, I know, these EU knuckleheads

Legacy Ziomedia declares victory (+ Open Thread) (+UPDATE)

In a closely coordinated move, the Dems and their legacy Ziomedia have declared Biden the victor of the presidential race. Likewise, the main US TV channels have cut off Trump during a White House press conference. Before all the votes are counted and before the courts could decide which votes count or not.  In simple legal terms, this election is not over. But we know that Dems don’t give a