Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree

This comment was chosen by Mod KL from the post  “Fear and Loathing Inside The Deep State”. The moderator feels it is a very well written comment that in order to save this planet we need leave the “moral” ideals of Islam, Judaism and Christianity behind, and embrace the idea that we are all in the same boat and we need to be pragmatic, not religious, about it. Comment by

A Call For Unity

This comment was chosen by Mod FK from the post  “Battle for the ages: Protectionist Trumponomics vs. Neoliberalism”. The moderator feels the commenters take on moving from ‘left’ to right as the situation demands is very interesting and brief. As in ‘brevity is the soul of…….’. Comment by Earthrise   “There has been an awakening, have you felt it?” TFA I can’t believe how much my worldview has shifted over

Trolls 101 —- How To Identify Trolls And Forum Spies

The following comment was selected by mod-kl from this post. Mod-kl found this dissertation on the various troll techniques to be quite well written and very education. We think other members of the saker community would also enjoy it. by Anonymous How To Identify Trolls And Forum Spies (Cryptome) Cointelpro Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum. There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of

USA…and Russia from a 12 year old’s perspective circa 1959

The following comment was selected by mod-fk from this post. His recommendation stated: “I found it disarmingly simple and heartfelt! In 1959, my generation was about eight on average. We already understood things well beyond our years without being able to express or change them. This post by Teranam13 has the common touch. I think we can all understand the cry from the heart which it puts so well. Perhaps

The Empire and the Battle for the Human Soul

The moderators have noticed a dramatic increase in the spiritual posting in the cafe and the mods thought that this one was quite good and very representative. It was taken from our current Cafe of Oct 14 2016. comment by Aivazovsky The current conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine are the most recent and most visible components of a deeper struggle for the future of the human soul – a process

MH17 Report Taken Apart by Saker Reader

This comment was chosen by Mod KL from the post  “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/09/30”. Mod KL found the comment to be a good summation regarding Ukraine and flight MH 17, it was of a reasonable length, and contained detailed information. Comment by Terry “All that can be said is that the question of who shot down MH17 remains unresolved, primarily due to blatant interference in the investigation by the NATO powers.”That

The Debate … Winning by Losing

The presidential debate has generated a lot of comments here on The moderators have read many different views. The moderators all found this comment by  TooLegit2Quit well worth reading, it one of the many responses to Saker’s Debate rant. It is being published in Commenters Corner for wider readership. Comment by TooLegit2Quit I have somewhat of a different take. While I generally agree with both Saker and Pepe, that Trump

Moves and Counter Moves

This comment was chosen by Mod-FK from the post “Why the recent developments in Syria show that the Obama Administration is in a state of confused agony” Mod-FK had this to say about the comment ” A very good summary of a complex and still fluid situation. The complexity of the warring departments of the USA is not easy to comb out. As Tolstoy said: “All happy families are alike.

Leary Howl

This comment was chosen by Mod DG from the post  “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/09/16”. Dennis Leary, one of our contributing poets in the ‘Cafe’ wrote this short comment reflecting his emotional reaction to the events of the day. Mod-DG found it enchanting, heartfelt and worthy of wider publication. Comment by Dennis Leary I’m feeling the love again this morning with the rising of the sun after a full moon night.

Syrian Roulette

This comment was chosen by Mod TR from the post  “Erdogan Calls Putin as Russia Seethes at Turkey’s Syrian Incursion”. The moderator believes this comment gives another perspective on the complex war in Syria. There are so many different players each with their own interests and agendas – nothing is clear cut in the constantly changing playbook that is the Syrian war. Comment by Larchmonter445   “Better Understanding”? from Mercouris

Back in the USSR…..

This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post  “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/08/12 … Open Thread”. The moderator believes this comment is well written and has a good understanding of the underlaying forces at work in current confrontation with Russia, China and Iran. The moderator personally has come to the belief that the pirates of the new world (17th century) did not disappear but moved to Washington D.C. and

Tip of the melting iceberg

This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post  “The “XXVIth NATO Party Conference” in Warsaw (a commentary)”. The moderator believes this comment is very interesting as it highlights that there is a window of opportunity – will it be taken? Comment by Larchmonter445   On Collapses: The USSR collapsed after 50 years of containment, fierce competition, drunken leadership, an ideology that was like embalming fluid to a living

Andrew Korybko analysis of Turkish coup attempt

Andrew Korybko left a link to his latest Turkish analysis in our comments section. I have copied the article in full here. I communicated with Saker and it was decided that the article should be published under commenter’s corner for greater reader exposure. Original link  saker-webmaster   by Andrew Korybko The aftermath of the failed US-directed and Gulen-inspired coup attempt is already making itself clear, with Prime Minister Yildirim stating

Worshipping False Idols

This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post  “Brexit: how the British people have forfeited the confidence of their government (a quick commentary)”. The moderator believes this comment is quite thought provoking. Comment by freedom007 Education? this is not about kids´ education but about all-pervading false ideology that rules all of us today. Like a magic ring. “One ring to rule them all… (and) to forever bind them”

Chasing the rainbow of truth

This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post  “The shooting in Orlando – a few very basic thoughts”. The moderator believes this comment shows it’s the same old song. The pattern of behaviour is just used over and over to achieve the outcomes that are desired. There is an impossibility to discern the truth from these incidents. We are always chasing that rainbow. Comment by EXV This attack

Remembrance of Things Past

This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/05/10 … Open Thread”. The moderator found this comment created impressionist images of childhood. Where the future and world is yet to unfold; parents, grandparents and old pets still live and everyday is an endless adventure. By ioan   thanks BroAnon for the link – as usual – there are a lot of videos regarding this subject,

The Well That Never Runs Dry

This comment was chosen by Mod ZZ from the post “In Syria, Russia Defends Civilization – the West Sides with Barbarism”. The moderator believes this comment is very uplifting and timely to this struggle. It speaks for itself –  beautiful. Comment by Dr. N.G. Maroudas   That classical concert Palmyra, with the sun shining on the golden stone of antiquity, celebrates the return of Syria to its normal civilized self.

The Light Will Conquer The Darkness

This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/04/26 … Open Thread”. The moderator believes this comment is a long “rant” that covers many topics – this is an excerpt of the comment. The Mod feels the comment represents an alternative view of the way the world works that needs exposure. Many people all around the world are coming to similar conclusions. The Mod does


This comment, in response to the post ‘The Daesh Chronicles:…”, was selected by mod-hs. He felt that it provided an alternative view of the current world situation, a view that sees everything going quite well for the US and NATO, with all goals being met. Quite cynical and thought provoking. by FromSerbia The author writes: “It was as if they did not learn from Afghanistan…Iraq…Libya” My question is – learn

Century of War

The following comment, in response to ‘Saker’s rant’ about Europe, was selected by mod-hs.  Auslander is both a commentor and a contributor to He currently resides in Sevastopol, Crimea RF. with his wife and their dogs. The comment covers current Russia, its war’s with Europe and its historical relationship to the Byzantine Empire. by Auslander Saker, what you wrote is not a rant, I would liken it more to an almost