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The Illusion of Power (book review of Chris Hedges “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle”

by Neyla Miller Though I would consider myself a loyal fan to the work of Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle had never been on my reading list until recently. Given my first hand experiences with much of the book’s topic matter and my general agreement to the author’s views on the already deteriorated state of America, reading it seemed almost painfully

Nice, Brussels & Paris attacks: Putin did it!!!! (News Flashbang Show) (Great stuff, MUST SEE!)

Friends, Dunno about you, but I really like what the News Flashbang Show has been producing and each video is better than the previous one.  So, please, help them either by a contribution or by volunteering!!  Don’t let another talent go to waste and help the good guys fight the information war against the multi-billionaires and their propaganda machine.  Just do it! Thanks, The Saker

Book “The Enemy of the State” by Scott is now out in ebook format

The Enemy of the State, an excerpt from How To be Russian: A Biography of Tatyana Sannina, by Scott Humor My dear friends, As I have announced prior, I took a month off to finish a book of my geo-political articles. But since it’s still summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and I am melting in the unbearable heat,  I’ve decided to offer for your entertainment an excerpt from  a different

Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/07/22 … Open Thread

2016/07/22 17:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

Major developments in Syria and Turkey

This article has been written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/syria-and-the-coup-in-turkey/ This week has been marked by two major events: the USA and Russia agreed to a common plan for military coordination in Syria and the failed coup in Turkey has been followed by a massive purge of the Turkish elites. Syria: The Russians had really no option but to accept to work with the USA in Syria. They way in

Reaction of Elena Isinbaeva, two-time Olympic gold medalist, a three-time World Champion and current world record holder

Reaction of Elena Isinbaeva, two-time Olympic gold medalist (2004 and 2008), a three-time World Champion (2005, 2007 and 2013), the current world record holder.  She has never been implicated in any doping scandal. Translation: All which an athlete had to do what to jump high enough, pass the test and compete.  Thank you for the funeral of track and field athletics.  This is motivated solely by political expediency.  All the

Bullet points – intelligence items, eye witness accounts, gleaned in the aftermath of Bastille Day massacre 2016

(Thanks to my friend “P” for sending me these various items!  The Saker) Bullet points – intelligence items, eye witness accounts, gleaned in the aftermath of Bastille Day massacre 2016 – thanks tp Hicham Hamza of http://www.panamza.com/ (1) A video filmed by an Israeli ‘witness’. Shortly after the fusillade, at about the 18th second, a man lying alongside another individual appears to be pinned to the ground and is thumped vigorously by the police

Wishful thinking (Saker rant)

Caveat one: Wishful thinking is considered bad, pollyannish, naïve, deluded, etc. Fine. I will plead “guilty” to all of these and boldly proceeded to express some terminal wishful thinking. I will do that because I do believe that it is sometimes important to set aside such otherwise precious things as realism and the so-called “real world” and to unabashedly proclaim that the world we live in is not the world

Emigre Super Bloc: The Failed Turkish Coup – An Exploded View

by GH Eliason Is Fethullah Gulen the feeble, kindly imam that mainstream media is making him out to be? Hardly. What this article will show is that Gulen is instead a career ultra-nationalist bent on carving up the Middle East and Asia. Gulen is on a mission to destroy Russia and China by cutting out territory that contains Turkic peoples from both nations. Important to understand is Gulen is at

Guy Mettan: Jewish russophobia has never existed and still does not exist today

Note by the Saker: Guy Mettan has kindly accepted my invitation to reply to some of the critical comments I made in my review of his excellent book ““The West vs Russia – a thousand year long war: russophobia from Charlemagne to the Ukrainian Crisis”.  While I obviously disagree with this conclusions, as he does with mine, and while I welcome and even encourage an open and frank debate on

The Turkish Coup: For Russia From Turkey With Enough Love To Last Until The Great War

by Imran N. Hosein Turkish President Erdogan is, of course, quite correct that there was US (and hence NATO) involvement in the attempted coup against his government. He is also quite correct in his accusations against the Turkish Sufi Shaikh, Fathullah Gulen, accusing him of involvement in the coup. It would have been more honest of Erdogan, however, if he had also disclosed that he knew that the coup was

Emigre Super Bloc – Clinton’s Jihadis | Will the Super Delegates Vote YES to More Terrorism?

by GH Eliason By the end of this section, you will understand Islamic terrorism better than most analysts. Where it came from, where it’s going,who’s driving it there will be to a large degree answered. The background detail makes this poignantly clear. Can we trust American politicians that already know these things, like the idea of them, and throughout the primary cast their superdelegate vote to make sure terrorism becomes

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