Saker Analyses

A ZioWahabi attack on Hezbollah and Iran?

Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions For War With Hezbollah – a critical analysis This article was written for the Unz Review SouthFront has just released a very interesting video analysis warning about the possibility of a war involving Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and, possibility, Syria, Iran, and Israel. That, of course, also means that Russia and the USA would be involved. First, please see the video here: https://southfront.org/israel-saudi-arabia-setting-preconditions-for-war-with-hezbollah/ What I propose

AltRight vs The Saker

A very telling example of a very ugly trend I just got an email from my daughter this morning saying “You’ve probably seen this, and you might not really care even if you haven’t, but if not: https://altright.com/2017/05/05/the-saker-and-other-dissident-bloggers-are-completely-out-of-touch/.  Apparently, you lived in Iceland“. No, I had not read that as I generally have no time to read the AltRight nonsense.  Out of a sense of obligation I recently forced myself to

Debunking two American myths

This article was written for the Unz Review There are two myths which are deeply imprinted in the minds of most US Americans which are extremely dangerous and which can result in a war with Russia. The first myth is the myth of the US military superiority. The second myth is the myth about the US invulnerability. I believe that it is therefore crucial to debunk these myths before they

Do you think his assessment is accurate?

This article was written for the Unz Review “Do you think his assessment is accurate?” was the subject line of an email I got from a good friend recently.  The email referred to the article by Paul Craig Roberts “One Day Tomorrow Won’t Arrive” which claimed that “the US military is now second class compared to the Russian military“.  The article then went on to list a number of Russian

Re-visiting Russian counter-propaganda methods

This article was written for the Unz Review A special ‘thank you!’ to my Director of Research, Scott, for providing me with the background info for this article   Everything we were told about the Soviet Union turned out to be a lie, but everything we were told about the West turned out to be true Russian joke In May of 2016 I wrote an article for the Unz Review

Trump goes full shabbos-goy

I won’t even bother discussing the substance of what Trump had to say today because what he said deserves no such attention.  I will quickly mention that yesterday Trump pulled the US out of UNESCO on behalf of Israeli interests.  Today he basically announced a tepid, possibly hot, war on Iran.  I am tempted to say “so what else is new?”.  In fact, nothing, nothing at all. This topic, the

Transcript of the interview of the Saker by a free Slovak radio show “Casus Belli”

You can find the original post (with audio recording) here: http://thesaker.is/the-saker-interviewed-by-a-free-slovak-radio-stations-show-casus-belli/ This is the full English language transcript.  I did not have the time to correct it, it was made by a friend, not me, so there might be mistakes.  Caveat Emptor! The Saker ——- The Saker Interview: Casus Belli SLOVAKIA, Host Maly Sudiar August 23, 2017 https://slobodnyvysielac.sk Maly Sudiar: Introduction, in Slovakian Translator: Saker, we will come to you

Is Communism really dead?

This article was written for the Unz Review The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 did mark the end of the longest experiment in Communism in recent history. Many saw this event as the proof that Communism (or Marxism-Leninism, I use these interchangeably here) was not a viable ideology. After all, if in Russia Communism was formally ended in 1991, the Chinese quietly shifted away from it too, replacing

Russian views on the separatist referendums in Spain and Iraq

This article was written for the Unz Review The recent referendums in Catalonia and Kurdistan, while by no means crucial developments for Russia, have resulted in a lively debate in the Russian media and the Russian public opinion. The Kremlin itself has refrained from making any strong statements, possibly indicating that there might be several schools of thought on these issues in key ministries. Let’s look at these two situation

A crash course on the true causes of “antisemitism”

This article was written for the Unz Review. This is a topic which has had so much written about it that you could fill an entire city library with books entirely dedicated to this topic. Marx took a shot at it. As did Sartre. There were, of course, also plenty of good books written on this topic, but rather than list them all, I want to suggest a few simple

General Asapov died because as a Russian officer he led from the front (with Saker commentary)

The death of Lieutenant General Valery Asapov and two Russian colonels who were with him in Syria highlights the fundamentally different military command philosophies of the US and Russian militaries. by Alexander Mercouris for Russia Feed Unlike Western armies the Russian army still requires senior officers like General Asapov to lead their men into battle Putting aside the question of whether or not General Asapov was deliberately targeted, the key

Very dangerous escalation in Syria

By now many of you must have heard the news: a Russian Lieutenant-General, Valery Asapov, and two Colonels have been killed in what appears to be a very precisely targeted mortar attack.  Just as in the case of the Russian military police unit recently attacked near Deir ez-Zor, the Russians are accusing the Americans of being behind this attack.  To make things even worse, the Russians are now also officially

Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, denounce the USA and issue a stark warning

Something rather unprecedented just happened in Syria: US backed “good terrorist” forces attempted a surprise attack against Syrian government forces stationed to the north and northeast of the city of Hama.  What makes this attack unique is that it took place inside a so-called “de-escalation zone” and that it appears that one of the key goals of the attack was to encircle in a pincer-movement and subsequently capture a platoon

Listening to The Donald at the UN

This article was written for the Unz Review Late this morning, outraged emails started pouring in.  My correspondents reported “getting sick” and having their “heart ache”.  The cause of all that?  They had just watched Trump’s speech at the UN.  I sighed and decided to watch the full speech for myself.  Yeah, it was painful. You can read the full (rush,not official) text here or watch the video here.  Most

Letter to my American friends

Introduction by the Saker: During my recent hurricane-induced evacuation from Florida, I had the pleasure to see some good friends of mine (White Russian emigrés and American Jews who now consider themselves American and who fully buy into the official propaganda about the USA) who sincerely think of themselves as liberals, progressives and anti-imperialists. These are kind, decent and sincere people, but during our meeting they made a number of

Putin: “It is difficult to talk to people who confuse Austria and Australia”

It is difficult to talk to people who confuse Austria and Australia. But there is nothing we can do about this; this is the level of political culture among part of the American establishment. As for the American people, America is truly a great nation if the Americans can put up with so many politically uncivilised people. Vladimir Putin Wow.  Even though I have just written a commentary on the

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