By a big margin you, the readers, have chosen Julian Assange as the Saker Man of the Year. I totally agree. In fact, I feel rather ashamed that I did not write about his plight at all this year, so the least I can do is to fix this mistake and declare my total support for him and for what he stands for. So,
Julian Assange is the 2021 Saker Man of the Year:
Since the topic of what is being done by the “democratic and civilized West” to Julian Assange is appalling, disgusting, revolting and otherwise tragically serious, I have decided to not add any other names, let alone tongue-in-cheek ones.
Next, a few minor points.
I will do a recorded Q&A after the New Year, and I will try my best to produce a written transcript as several readers have pointed out that they would prefer, or even need, a written text.
Next, while the War Party is escalating its rhetoric totally dismissing Russia while at the same time accusing her of any and all imaginable evil intentions, Russia has just submitted a number of “security proposal” which make sense on paper, but which are beyond the most abonimable crimethink for the War Party. Why exactly Russia just did this knowing full well what the reaction in the West will be will probably be my next analysis which I will write over the week-end or, at the latest, Monday.
I wish you all a great and relaxing week-end!
No words on this. Total shame and with such shame to UK judiciary system, I will not set foot on UK soil and I will reject every UK product until this injustice is overturned. A small promise to this great man.
You are spot on….
The shame faded years ago, now it’s total disgust. Oz PM’s are by default next to useless. Australia is addicted to every type of welfare payment from corporations, government employees, private sector and families on down. Don’t complain about Assange…we the voters want our free money not freedom.
Covid Concentration camp now open in Queensland. Next a railway track?
And Australia say “yes massa.” Every time America says “die for us …..over there.”
It’s all too much for the human unit.
Merry Christmas Julian, God Bless, wish I could get you out.
Forget OZ …try Russia, your old mate is doing ok, he’s got a day job.
As an Aussie by choice I am appalled by the whoring of independence and integrity by our government to the USA on the matter of Julian Asssange. His actions have shown the pressitiutes of the mainstream media for the two bit tarts they really are, and I will never spend a single cent on their product ever again.
in that vein, anyone who wants to avoid a paywall can search “iamadamdev” for a relaible and free solution. It is only a small act on my part but repeated by everyone equally disgusted by the hypocrisy of the west and its media tarts it will have some cost for them.
Russia has just submitted a number of “security proposal” which make sense on paper, but which are beyond the most abonimable crimethink for the War Party.
For public consumption USA wants war: https://www.rt.com/russia/543522-white-house-russian-proposal/
In private, USA is probably upset their “Poker playbook” (i.e. bluffing) is proving useless against non-poker players, and are thus scrambling to connive a new set of insincere proposals to buy more time.
That said, I think both sides “buying time” with talking serves both sides’ interests: NATO get to “enjoy” a bit more time on top, and Russia gets more time to ramp up production of its hypersonic missiles.
And Craig Murray.
Who knew the price he would pay.
And supported Julian anyway.
Both men are courage and integrity personified.
Agreed on Murray, good point!
Yes indeed, Craig Murray has been a key source of accurate information on everything from the Skirpals to Assange, imprisoned like Julian for making inconvenient facts available to anyone with access to an internet browser. In fact, part of his punishment was to make it illegal for him to update his website. The Anglo Empire has a particular hatred for Craig because, like Ed Snowden, he was an ‘insider’ whose conscience forced him to speak out knowing it would mean the end of his career if not his life.
It reminds me of the fury expressed by a British Conservative cabinet minister when Kim Philby, one of the most successful spys in history, slipped away to Moscow one step ahead of MI5/6. “I can understand him betraying his country – we all do that – but to betray his class: that is unforgivable.” They thought Kim was one of “them” and above suspicion. In fact Kim’s real loyalty was to justice, not the ruling class’s version “Just Us”.
Ditto Daniel Hale and so many former CIA/NSA individuals who put their obligation to humanity ahead of their paycheck. They all deserve a medal of honour and lifetime pensions.
I had no clue about your 3 from first points in your last article, so I abstain to reply. Et voila, I got it without voting. I have always the feeling to be in good company here and your manoftheyear question is one proof more. Assange of course.
Shortly after the Skripals, about whom without further notice I’m quite convinced that they have been murdered, this is just another late British and American move against *any* form of justice and truth.
To highlight the sheer medieval barbarism that is exposed here, if it’s allowed I want to cite Caitlin Johnstone from her column of late Nov. 22nd:
“If you think about it, Saudi Arabia is nothing other than a more honest version of the United States. Its oligarchs and its official government are the same people, it doesn’t pretend that its warmongering is humanitarian, when it wants to kill a journalist it just dismembers him with a bone saw rather than trying to squeeze him to death with lawfare in a maximum security prison, and it makes no pretense about being a democracy.”
(Original column here: https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2021/11/22/the-us-has-as-much-moral-authority-as-saudi-arabia-on-the-legitimacy-of-elections/ )
Frankly, I’m flabbergasted about the sheer indifference of society around me, as this happens under our very noses. Sure, Assange is not a saint. But he is standing for something, and tomorrow they will come for us as well.
His name was the first that popped to my mind. His ‘case’ cannot be shouted around enough, and cannot be repeated enough. The injustice must be named, because example could have more followers than reason.
Merry Christmas Andrei and Happy New Year.
Well first and foremost thank you very much Mr Raesky for the world you’ve been developing here and wish you health and will-strength and most of all patience. Regarding to Mr Assange, I believe he’s (like many others) “assets” that must be kept silent no matter what. And this also send “messages” for those who dare thinking on doing something out of the playbook they write for the journalists and journalism. And sometimes they unleash some false flag just to keep the “righteous” always “on”, never relaxing. In fact, western governing systems are so much always the same that it’s sort of boring, like a game u always always know what the other side will do far in advance due to it’s previsibilty. Cheers from a cloudy, windy and warm (22C/72F) Vale do Ipiranga.
So far I have seen so much bluffing from the feminine group americanis and no real attacking whatsoever. There is a point in the verbal and sanctions aggression from the homos, to this awesome nation of Russia. At this point so many words has been said, so many ways Russia has been dodging so many punches from everywhere… I think is time we need to see the Americans including the pedophiles Shit hole (Europe) to put the money where their big mouth is!
I really want to see how the BEAR reacts after the midgets poke him for the last time!
Just one more time!
Summit of Democracy – they let Epstein’s paedophiles roam free but killing the journalist Assange. Just for our – us living in the West – information about what is coming for us.
Good choice of ‘Man of the Year’.
The deafening silence from Australia on the subject of their citizen Julian Assange is beyond shameful. My opinion of that country has plummeted over the past few years, for that and other reasons.
I wonder if this was predictable- as the hegemon grows weaker, the vassals must hew ever closer.
Andrei & Community, thank you for a truly inspired and meaningful choice. While I may not agree on all of the “social” aspects of society discussed here we seem to agree on what I perceive as the truly meaningful and priority topics written / discussed. May you / we all find / obtain peace for you and your families. Again, Thank You.
Dear Saker and fellow travellers… Christmas greetings from down under.
Thank you for voting Julian Assange as man-of-the-year. Our useless politicians are just tools and fools of their master across the ocean and will do nothing to help an Aussie citizens. They care more about the non person in a Russian prison ie ‘Putins main opposition’.
Inspired by the courage of Julian, here in NSW there is a great spiritual awakening – the people are rising up – people who have been locked at home, isolated and, told by the govt ‘they will live a lonely miserable life’ (just like Julian).
Each weekend across the state, freedom fighting groups (mums, dads, kids, grandparents, together with nurses, paramedics, fire fighters, school teachers who have been sacked because they chose medical freedom) are marching together and finding hope and strength to fight the evil that control us.
Under the guidance and sword and shield of St Michael we are fighting back – they dare not stop us now.
Christmas greetings to you as well, Babushka in Oz. Good to see a first hand report from down under. Keep up the good fight.
Australians should be ashamed of their Government’s and media’s betrayal of Julian Assange. And Swedes (like me) should feel equally ashamed of their Government’s made up charges against Assange which would have never stood up in court, hence the withdrawal and closing of the bogus rape charges against him. Jullian Assange is guilty of only one thing; revealing the unspeakable crimes of the American Empire.
For a good background of the whole Assange affair, here is a good summary. Israel Shamir had invited Assange to his place in Sweden and talked to him at length;
The long captivity of Julian Assange;
UN investigator: Higher up Swedish Police fabricated evidence against Julian Assange;
After the press conference on May 19, 2017, in which prosecutor Marianne Ny explained that the investigation against Assange is being closed. An interview with Ny was made by foreign journalists. She confirmed that she and the prosecutor’s office had been contacted by the FBI via an email since deleted. When asked if she could find out the name of the person who had contacted them, she said she could not since that email had been deleted.
The prosecutor’s office said in its decision that. Crime: rape 2010-08-17-2010-08-17 the preliminary investigation is now closed. There is no longer any reason to complete the investigation.
There are some people who say that Assange never revealed any Israeli crimes. That is not true. Julian Assange exposed Israeli crimes as well;
At one time Assange had his own show on RT. Below an interesting interview he had with Hassan Nasrallah;
Thank you for your great comment. Of course, I fully agree with you on Julian, as well an australian, as well the most visible victim of the totalitarism we are living in, but by far not the only australian victim.
From Switzerland I can tell you, we follow reports on the situation in Australia and you are not alone in this resistance, neither is Julian, although other than spreading information and maybe joining a Demo for the being we can do almost nothing to change his fate, we are all here to resist the wordwide dictatorship that has fallen upon us, disguised so far as sanitary emergency. In Switzerland we could count ourselves with the participation and result in the last Referendum. We are 37% of the population living in Resistance.
I wish aussies all the stregth and courage you may need to win back the freedom taken away from you.
Julian Assange is definitely Man of the Year and I suggest to nominate The Banana Country of the Year the Unitred Kingdom.
“Russia has just submitted a number of “security proposal” which make sense on paper, but which are beyond the most abonimable crimethink for the War Party. Why exactly Russia just did this knowing full well what the reaction in the West will be will probably be my next analysis which I will write over the week-end or, at the latest, Monday.”
Russia did this for a range of reasons, but what is crucial in this situation, where a countdown to war appears to be taking place, is that Russia take every initiative in the most public way possible to avoid war, whilst at the same time making its own position absolutely clear. This will be very important later, on, when say, Nuremberg war crimes trials take place. Look at the length Putin is going to to set the record straight on WW2, on the build up to it, who was responsible, who did what & who tried to avoid it. This is no different now. And if the Kremlin is to keep the Russian populace firmly on side, & supportive of all it does, & ready to fight a war if war comes, then the Kremlin must be – I hate to use this word, but “transparent”, or as open & honest as it can be. The Kremlin will make sure that if the worst does come to pass, & Russia survives, then those who are responsible for it face justice. There are many other reasons as well, but I would say these are the main reasons.
That is an observation I can entirely support. It is the only righteous way to respond to the lies and narcissism of the AngloZionist alliance. Give them every opportunity to do the right thing and make bloody sure you collect all the evidence to hang them when they don’t.
Absolutely – the true Man of the Year
Here’s a link of the whole sordid affair concerning Assange and the downfall of german’s ‘Massenmedia’ aka corporate “free” press. It’s a truly depressing state of mendacity, hypocrisy & double standards…
The factual truth as the enemy of public reporting.
Of course it’s in GERMAN, so use your translation tools.
Excellent! I am proud to have voted for Assange. And I do hope that, somehow, someday he will be freed.
Sadly I was born in Australia & live there. I’m ashamed of this country’s & the ‘Western’ world’s treatment of Julian. He is a hero. He should be our hero.
The ‘West’ has destroyed the world economically & ecologically this past century in particular, ie Zionism destroys everything it touches, everything. Assange bought attention to their crimes. The soonest the empires are impotent & irrelevant the planet might be saved from destruction.
Great choice. All hail Julian Assange! He revealed the false face of American Empire. But what most of all revealed the character of the U.S., its minions and most of all its media was their brutal reaction to him. There simply is no act too craven, too vicious or too contrary to decency for them.