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How QE has radically changed the nature of the West’s financial system.

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Because they are so ensconsed in their little bubble and because they profit so much from maintaining the status quo, Western mainstream media pundits don’t – or perhaps can’t – admit how Quantitative Easing policies have so quickly and so radically changed the financial system of the West and their satellites. I imagine that most everyone reading this is already aware of what

Russian Defense Ministry publishes evidence of US oil smuggling from Syria

Translated by Leo, bold and italics added for emphasis. Source: https://ria.ru/20191026/1560247607.html Image 1: Situation in the Syrian Arab Republic as of October 26, 2019. MOSCOW, October 26, 2019 – RIA Novosti – The Russian Ministry of Defense has published satellite intelligence images, showing American oil smuggling from Syria. According to the ministry, the photos confirm that “Syrian oil, both before and after the routing defeat of the Islamic State terrorists

Bernie Sanders Warns Democrats He Might Run as an Independent?

by Eric Zuesse for the Saker Blog On October 23rd, an extraordinary article was published online at Newsweek, but merely as “Opinion,” and this not coming from Senator Sanders’s Democratic primary campaign for the U.S. Presidency, but only from a supporter: “‘BERNIE OR BUST’ IS A WARNING—IGNORE IT, AND TRUMP WINS | OPINION”. It would be a historic article if the Sanders campaign endorses it. And, on October 27th, they

SITREP Chile: Police Violence in the streets

Note from the Saker: A Chilean friend send me the video below with the following explanation: A commission has been established to analyze the Emergency State declared by the President of Chile, Mr. Sebastian Piñera. The commission has asked a constitutional lawyer, Mr. Jaime Bassa to issue an statement. Summarized, he states the following 1.- what is happening at the moment is that an exception to the exceptional state is

Tulsi Gabbard’s ‘Hail-Mary Pass’ Against Hillary Clinton Failed

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker blog For a few days, active Democrats were stunned by — and America’s political news-media were focusing heavily upon — this string of tweets from Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard: https://twitter.com/ Tulsi Gabbard✔@TulsiGabbard Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from

Russia Deploys Large Number Of Troops, Equipment In Northern Syria

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-25-2019-russia-deploys-more-personnel-equipment-in-syria/ 276 more Russian Military Police officers and 33 additional equipment pieces will be deployed in Syria, Russia’s state media reported. These forces will likely participate in security operations along the Syrian-Turkish border to the east of the Euphrates River. Additionally to the deployment in Kobane, the Russian Military Police already started carrying out patrols near the city of Qamishly. On October 24, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin announced

Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/10/25 … Open Thread

2019/10/25 14:30:02Welcome 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

Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn

By Pepe Escobar – posted with permission and x-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation Neoliberalism is – literally – burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way. Against the vicious, one-size-fits-all IMF austerity prescription, which deploys weapons of mass economic destruction to smash national sovereignty and foster social inequality, South America finally seems poised to reclaim the power to forge its own history. Three presidential

How Russian-Turkish ‘Safe Zone’ Deal Shapes Course Of Syrian Conflict

https://southfront.org/how-russian-turkish-safe-zone-deal-shapes-course-of-syrian-conflict/ The military crisis in northeastern Syria started by the Turkish military offensive on Kurdish militias amid the US troops withdrawal deflated. On October 23, Turkey, Russia and Syria started implementing the ‘safe zone’ agreement reached by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin a day earlier. Units of the Russian Military Police deployed in the border town of Kobani. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the

Vladimir Putin, Syria’s pacifier-in-chief

By Pepe Escobar – posted with permission Russia-Turkey deal establishes ‘safe zone’ along Turkish border and there will be joint Russia-Turkey military patrols The negotiations in Sochi were long – over six hours – tense and tough. Two leaders in a room with their interpreters and several senior Turkish ministers close by if advice was needed. The stakes were immense: a road map to pacify northeast Syria, finally. The press

Revisiting the win-win-win-win outcome in Syria

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] In his recent article “The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War Was Won” Pepe Escobar summarized the outcome of the war in Syria in the following way: “It’s a quadruple win. The U.S. performs a face saving withdrawal, which Trump can sell as avoiding a conflict with NATO ally Turkey. Turkey has the guarantee – by the Russians – that the

That we live under a dictatorship is now unquestionable: The Assange Case

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog What else can we call it when a publisher does what the New York Times did when it published the Pentagon Papers and was ruled by the Supreme Court in 1971 (New York Times Co. v. United States) to have been protected by the First Amendment, but the publisher this time has been kept for years in various types of imprisonment without trial,

Who lost Russia? Part 2

by William H. Warrick III for The Saker Blog The Chief Globalist Demon, AKA “Mr. Global”, tells a Lesser Globalist Demon he better get his act together. The taboo of talking about these Globalist Demons must end. In Part 1 of this article my purpose was to explain all the Deep State/MSM/Punditocracy Hysteria about Russia. In Part 2 I break down the who and what these Globalist Demons are and

Putin and Erdogan hold joint press conference in Sochi

Press statement following Russian-Turkish talks http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/61876 President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, ladies and gentlemen, We thank the President of Turkey for accepting our offer made during a recent telephone conversation, and today he and representatives of his delegation arrived in Sochi to discuss the developments in the Syrian Arab Republic, including in the northeast, beyond the Euphrates. Mr Erdogan gave a detailed explanation of the goals of the Turkish military operation along the Syrian border. We have noted many times that we understand Turkey’s desire to take measures that would guarantee its

The Omerta Code is broken – now we know their secrets

This comment was chosen by moderator TO from the post “The Trump campaign releases an *extremely* effective campaign ad!″. The moderator felt the comment was an excellent comment providing an alternative view of our current politics. Brutally honest, and with no hope that things will change via the “system way”. Comment by Dan What a great dog and pony show!!!! We haven’t seen one like this since…………I can’t remember. For

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