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Listening to the Donald, one very last time…

I just listened to Trump’s speech on Afghanistan: American heroes are unique and better than all others… 9/11 was planned in Afghanistan… together with the Saudis will will fight terrorism… and that is when I stopped listening.  In a few short sentences Trump just overloaded my capacity to listen to inanity.  Just before I switched him off I heard him say something about “we will win in Afghanistan“. Yeah, right. 

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

A few kind words of advice to American drivers (Saker rant)

Dear American drivers, My heart goes out to you.  You have a huge country, millions miles of road, no public transportation system to speak of, you drive since the age of 16 and yet, nobody has ever bothered to teach you even the basics of driving.  This is very unfair to you and it turns your otherwise mostly decent roads into a total nightmare.  So let me help you out

Has the Saker blog been hijacked by the CIA?

Has the Saker blog been hijacked by the CIA? You think that it is a crazy question? So do I. But not everybody agrees. Nevermind that I have created an entire community of blogs whose sole aim is to denounce, oppose and resist against Empire in all its forms, some apparently believe that the CIA has somehow hijacked my blog or maybe co-opted/brainwashed/broken/submitted/etc. me. Why? Because I post articles which

Saker rant about a stolen Europe

My latest column about Europe has elicited a lot of reactions, more than I expected, and I feel that I have to follow up by answering some of the comments made and by simply sharing with you not so much my thoughts as my feelings about Europe and her plight.  Careful here, this will be a angry rant, written with sadness and despair in my heart, and with no regard

The US tells Russia “put up or shut up”. Russia unimpressed

US State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner made an interesting and very significant statement today.  He told Russia to “put up or shut up”.  Here is what he said exactly: “I don’t know how to put it any better than saying: ‘It’s put up or shut up time,’” (…)  “It is time for them to show through action rather than words that they are serious about what they profess to

Let’s stop the stupid flag waving! (Saker rant)

Both here and in the comments section at the Unz Review, I am noticing a steady stream of hostile comments directed at those who, like Rambo and myself, who are urging caution and realism about the entire Russian operation in Syria.  A week ago I felt compelled to post a rant entitled “answer to a disappointed reader” but apparently, this was not enough.  So today I want to share with

Poland’s stance towards Russia: pathetic, contemptible and plain stupid

Alexander Rutskoi (Major-General of Aviation, former President and Vice-President of Russia, Hero of Russia): You know, there is that saying that if a rape is inevitable, then you should relax and enjoy it.  Well, this is the kind of “enjoyment” which all of Europe is getting nowadays.  I have quoted Nietzsche in the past who said “only the strong can be respected, the weak can only be pitied, and even

A scream of total disappointment (Saker rant)

Dear friends, I have to honestly say that I am totally discouraged by many of the reactions I got to the column by Catire about Venezuela yesterday.  As I have written it in my introduction, I knew that this would get some people really angry at me, but I have to admit that I did not expect such a nasty and primitive reaction.  I won’t even got into the insulting

The moral yardstick of the Ukrainian war (Saker rant)

I just got home from a 6 hour long trip to get my daughter to college.  On the way home, I was alone in the van, driving through the huge Ocala National Forest, and I wanted to listen to some music and just think.  While I was going through the 32GB of music on my player I realize that there were two artists whom I used to love but whose

Democracy is a farce – the Greek example in numbers

61.31% of the Greek people rejected almost the same package of austerity measures which then Alexis Tsipras suddenly accepted.  And now an overwhelming majority of Greek MPs voted in favor of the reform package, with 229 voting ‘Yes,’ 64 voting ‘No’ and 6 abstaining.  Since the 6 abstaining did not abide by the will of the people which clearly rejected these measures, I submit that 235 MPs voted ‘Yes’ and

Saker rant: heads should roll in the LNR!

Well, turns out that the LNR and DNR do not consider Crimea has part of the Ukraine after all.  My friend Alexander Mercouris explains it all on Russia Insider.  Alexander, in his kindness, calls it all a “misrepresentation”.   Well,  I won’t be as kind and I will call it yet another c*********k for which, again, heads should roll.  Figuratively of course. But still.  How in the world did these

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