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What the Press Hides From You About Venezuela — A Case of News-Suppression

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog INTRODUCTION This news-report is being submitted to all U.S. and allied news-media, and is being published by all honest ones, in order to inform you of crucial facts that the others — the dishonest ones, who hude such crucial facts — are hiding about Venezuela. These are facts that have received coverage only in one single British newspaper: the Independent, which published a

Venezuela – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Venezuela in the limelight, on practically all the written, audio and visual mainstream media, as well as alternative media. A purposeful constant drip of outright lies and half-truths, “fake news”, as well as misleading information of all shades and hues about Venezuela is drumming our brains, slowly bending our minds towards believing that – yes, the US has a vital interest in meddling

And now, a message from our beloved masters and overlords

The State of the Union is Pro-Jewish by Abe Greenwald, senior editor of Commentary source: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/the-state-of-the-union-is-pro-jewish/ On Tuesday, President Trump used his State of the Union address to celebrate the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, call out Iran on its genocidal Jew-hatred, confront anti-Semitism generally, and tie his conception of American greatness to the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. This was one pro-Jewish speech. For Trump, recognizing Jerusalem

INF Is Dead. Europe Is One Step Closer To Nuclear War

https://southfront.org/inf-is-dead-nuclear-war-in-europe-is-one-step-closer/ For more than 30 years, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) has been one of the cornerstones of the international security system. This ended on February 2, 2019 when the US officially suspended its participation in the Treaty. Washington said that it will fully terminate the treaty in 6 months if Russia does not comply with its ultimatum – the “verifiable” destruction of what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The 1945 Yalta Conference – the Last Formal Partition of the World

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-the-1945-yalta-conference-the-last-formal-partition-of-the-world/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190205/1022583434.html On February 4th-11th 1945 the second (of three) conference of the “big three” took place in Yalta (leaders of the USSR, US, and Great Britain) during which the basic principles of the future post-war world order were defined. Politicians, characterising the modern world, often use the term “Washington consensus”, meaning that after the collapse of

How Syria Won The Revolution; The Jihadi Factor

By Ghassan and Intibah Kadi The “War on Syria” has had many unintended twists and turns that were unforeseeable at the time it began. The plotters had no reason to believe they were going to lose, and the defenders had no option other than doing all they could and risk and sacrifice all that was dear and precious. However, as frontlines are now being redrawn in Syria in preparation for

Saker interview with Michael Hudson on Venezuela, February 7, 2019

[This interview was made for the Unz review] Introduction: There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez’ and Nicholas Maduro’s reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely misguided and precipitated the current crises.  Anybody and everybody seems to have very strong held views about this.  But I don’t simply because I

Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/02/06 … Open Thread

2019/02/06 16:00:01Welcome 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

Ramin Mazaheri interviewed by Sputnik about the “Yellow Vests” and Macron

Macron Won’t Put Question of Resignation Up for French Referendum – Journo You can listen to the full audio of the interview here: https://soundcloud.com/radiosputnik/the-french-people-want-more-power-in-policy-making-journalist The first referendum in 14 years could take place in France in May as part of President Emmanuel Macron’s response to the ongoing series of weekend ‘yellow vests’ protests. The newspaper Journal du Dimanche reported that Macron was planning to organise the vote on the same

In Praise of Shamelessness

by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog So much has been said about the Venezuelan crisis that adding more would equate to gilding the lily or bringing coal to Newcastle. The following, then, is but a brief aside on the psychology and physiognomy of the protagonists of the ongoing coup, starting with Guaido’ – or “Guido” as per Mike Pompeo’s re-baptism, while he anointed him as self-appointed president of Venezuela.

Russia’s secret war

Russia’s secret war by Time Forward! project and Evgeny Super Translated by Scott Humor and captioned by Leo.   We have discovered that Russia has been waging a secret, carefully concealed war for the past 7 years. It is a war against corruption and unfair income distribution. You find this hard to believe? We will tell you in detail immediately after the selection of positive news of the week. News

New Feature: Current Links found in Comments

Many of our commentators post links to videos, documents and informative sites. The last 3 days of links (posted within the comments) have been consolidated on one web page that can be accessed in two ways: 1. Enter this web page http://thesaker.is/links 2. Visit the ‘Cafe‘ and click on the ‘Links’ image on the right side of the page           Regards Herb (webmaster)

Novorussian militiaman tortured to death by the Ukronazi junta

Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/the-true-cause-of-death-of-the-lpr-militiaman-killed-in-a-lvov-prison-was-revealed/ source: https://ukraina.ru/news/20190110/1022297132.html THE TRUE CAUSE OF DEATH OF THE LPR MILITIAMAN KILLED IN A LVOV PRISON WAS REVEALED According to the forensic-medical diagnosis signed by the manager of the Severodvinsk inter-district “Bureau of forensic-medical examinations” of the Arkhangelsk region, the prisoner of war and militiaman Valery Ivanov died as a result of a blunt combined body trauma. According to the document, a copy

Venezuela: Let’s Cut to the Chase

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation by special agreement with the author) Cold War 2.0 has hit South America with a bang – pitting the US and expected minions against the four key pillars of in-progress Eurasia integration: Russia, China, Iran and Turkey. It’s the oil, stupid. But there’s way more than meets the (oily) eye. Caracas has committed the ultimate cardinal sin in the eyes of Exceptionalistan;

Bolsonaro scandal puts Brazil on edge as farmers eye Amazon forests

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with The Asia Times by special agreement with the author) Bolsonaro scandal puts Brazil on edge as farmers eye Amazon forests A specter haunts the Brazilian elites. His name is Lula – the former president and for the past nine months one of the world’s most notorious political prisoners, given his enormous popularity and the controversy over his conviction and jailing. Brazil, until recently a leader

US-led Coalition Struck Syrian Army Near Al-Bukamal

Syrian War Report – Feb. 4, 2019: US-led Coalition Struck Syrian Army Near Al-Bukamal Late on February 2nd, a US-led coalition warplane attacked an artillery position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the area of al-Sukkariya west of the town of al-Bukamal in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to the Syrian Defense Ministry, one artillery piece was destroyed and 2 SAA soldiers were injured. In December, the Syrian

Hassan Nasrallah about Operation ‘Northern Shield’: We Are Still Able to Liberate Galilee

Interview of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah Secretary General, with Ghassan Ben Jeddou, founder of the pan-Arab and anti-imperialist Al-Mayadeen channel, January 26, 2019. This live interview, much expected in Israel and the Arab world, lasted for more than 3 hours. source: http://resistancenewsunfiltered.blogspot.com/2019/02/hassan-nasrallah-about-operation.html Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan Transcript: Ghassan Ben Jeddou: Good evening, Eminent Sayed Hassan Nasrallah. Hassan Nasrallah: Good evening. Thank you for being here tonight and granting us so much of

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