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Russia and the EU; The Ukraine Card

by Ghassan and Intibah Kadi for the Saker Blog A tug-of-war game in Europe has been a strong feature of dramatic events in the region and further afield ever since the Roman Empire plus the Church split up. Which was the cause and which was the effect is subject to debate, but the split was much deeper than one that was political; the spiritual aspect of it is not to

Telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/65325 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel. April 8, 2021 14:30 The two leaders had a detailed discussion on a number of topical international matters. While exchanging opinions on ways of resolving the intra-Ukrainian crisis, the Russian President and the German Chancellor voiced concern in connection with the escalation of tensions in southeastern Ukraine. Vladimir Putin drew attention to the provocative actions of Kiev which is now deliberately aggravating the situation along the line of contact. The parties noted the need for the Kiev

‘You laugh..but you will soon cry!’: Ansarullah official to Saudi Major General

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/you-laugh-but-you-will-soon-cry-ansarullah-official-to-saudi-major-general/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyNAuwRaIPM Description:  Ansarullah official Mohammad al-Bukhaiti and Saudi Major General Abdullah Ghanem al-Qahtani trade barbs over the Yemen war.Source: RT Arabic (YouTube)  Date: 31 March, 2021 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing a sustainable monthly amount https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) To read transcript: http://middleeastobserver.net/you-laugh-but-you-will-soon-cry-ansarullah-official-to-saudi-major-general/ Transcript: – Host: Mr. Mohammad, efforts are now being made to de-escalate the situation, we also have UN initiatives, and there is determination

Veteran Intelligence Officials Issue Letter To Biden Urging To Avoid War In Ukraine

https://www.globalresearch.ca/veteran-intelligence-professionals-sanity-avoiding-war-ukraine/5742045 MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Avoiding War in Ukraine Dear President Biden, We last communicated with you on December 20, 2020, when you were President-elect. At that time, we alerted you to the dangers inherent in formulating a policy toward Russia built on a foundation of Russia-bashing. While we continue to support the analysis contained in that memorandum, this new memo serves

Ukraine redux: war, Russophobia and Pipelineistan

By Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times Ukraine and Russia may be on the brink of war – with dire consequences for the whole of Eurasia. Let’s cut to the chase, and plunge head-on into the fog of war. On March 24, Ukrainian President Zelensky, for all practical purposes, signed a declaration of war against Russia, via decree No. 117/2021. The decree establishes that retaking

Washington Is Misreading Russia at the World’s Peril

by Paul Craig Roberts – posted with permission On August 31, 2018, I wrote: “So, the questions for Andrei Martyanov, The Saker, and for Putin and the Russian government is: How long does turning your other cheek work? Do you turn your other cheek so long as to allow your opponent to neutralize your advantage in a confrontation? Do you turn your other cheek so long that you lose the

Can the US be deterred? (OPEN THREAD #5)

Today, RT posted an article which began with the words “Amid fears of worsening clashes in eastern Ukraine, Russian and American diplomats have held unscheduled bilateral talks in an effort to forestall an all-out conflict, which Moscow has warned could spell disaster for the region“. This begs the question: is the “Biden” administration still capable of logical thought? My guess is that no, probably not.  Here is why: Ever since

Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/04/06 … Open Thread

2021/04/06 10:30:01Welcome 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

Dealing With Demons

Note:  Comments to this long-read article will be closed.  However a temporary email, report.dealing@protonmail.com has been set up for serious comments on political, ideological, social, and economic aspects of SARS-COV-2/COVID19 only and your emailed comment will be placed in the comments area.  Be a little patient, the Saker’s moderation resources are working hard on the open threads on the Ukraine, Russia and the dire situation.  Any comments which mention, even

Bombshell book in Germany revives 9/11 as a business model

By Pepe Escobar – Book Review for The Saker Blog Nearly 20 years after 9/11, Germany and the German-speaking world are being hit by a formidable one-two. A ground-breaking study by gifted independent financial journalist Lars Schall, Denken wie der Feind – 20 Jahre Ausnahmezustand 9/11 und die Geopolitik des Terrors  (“Thinking Like the Enemy – 20 Years State of Emergency, 9/11 and the Geopolitics of Terror”) is being published

What will the Empire do to support the Ukronazis (OPEN THREAD #4)?

Dear friends, There is a lot of speculation about what the consolidated West (aka the AngloZionist Empire) will do to protect its Ukronazi proxies.  Here are my, bulletpoint style ideas (in no particular order): The West has already decided that Russia is the aggressor and Banderastan the victim of the Russian aggression.  Even if the Ukies launch a massive artillery and armor attack on the LDNR (or even Crimea), the

Nasrallah: US’ top priority is preventing a China-Russia-Iran alliance

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-us-top-priority-is-to-prevent-a-china-russia-iran-alliance/ Description: In a recent televised speech, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah claimed that the Biden administration’s top priority today was to prevent the formation of a major alliance or axis between China, Russia, and Iran. Nasrallah also claimed that the United States and Israel were today in a state of decline, while the Iran-led ‘Axis of Resistance’ was on an upward trajectory. The ‘Axis of Resistance’ broadly

The Brazilian fracture between the Expanding Universe and the new imperialist competition in South America

By Fabio Reis Vianna for The Saker Blog In an article published in Foreign Affairs magazine – one of the most prominent mouthpieces of US imperialism – , and signed by, among others, Marcus Hicks, former commander of the US Special Operations Command in Africa during the period 2017-2019, defends the idea that the increased competition between the great powers ignites a red alert that the United States should turn

The Iran-China pact is a huge blow for Western imperialists who want war in Asia (2/2)

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV In the first part of this article, titled Nixon ‘opened’ China, but only socialist superpower China could ‘open’ Iran, I discussed the historic role reversal: it’s the position of the superpower China which now counts the most, and not the the attitude of the United States. The 25-year Iran-China pact is actually an undercounting as it is essentially – to quote China’s foreign

How Eurasia will be interconnected

by Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times The extraordinary confluence between the signing of the Iran-China strategic partnership deal and the Ever Given saga in the Suez Canal is bound to spawn a renewed drive to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and all interconnected corridors of Eurasia integration. This is the most important geo-economic development in Southwest Asia in ages – even more crucial

What should Russia’s reaction be? OPEN THREAD #3

Dear friends Today I am opening yet one more open thread and I am offering this suggestion for a topic (not excluding other *related* topics from the discussion): what should the scope of the Russian reaction to a Ukronazi attack be? Here, I will offer my own opinion in a short bulletpoint format: Russia should intervene within hours of any Ukrainian attack because leaving the LDNR forces alone will result

Nüshu (女书)

By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog On September 4, 2004, Yang Huanyi died at her home in Central China. She was 98 years old, and the last fluent practitioner of Nüshu, one of the oldest and most beautiful, and certainly one of the more intriguing languages in the world. (1) (2) Nüshu, (女书), (literally, women’s writing and/or women’s script) is the only known language in the history of the world that was

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