This is the website of the radio which interviewed me: https://slobodnyvysielac.sk/
This their download page: https://hearthis.at/maly-sudiar-mg/casus-belli-21-2017-08-23/
You can listen to the show by clicking here:
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Finally, the show can also be downloaded from here: https://archive.org/details/CasusBelli2120170823GeopolitikaAVojenskKonflikty
Too important for not having a transcript. Tough going in the audio format, but you have some very important things to say.
Most salient so far is your comment about the Empire or the USA. It touched Trump and it touched the neocons. Crucial that those insights and your words get into prose.
okay, I will ask for one to be made
Agree with Larch; however, in spite of some tech difficulties, well worth listening to, great interview. This is the true alt-media! The global scope and the concept of your ideas being broadcast over east euro airwaves is positively thrilling.
Slovakia is one of the least known countrie in EU and it’s population is still relatively unspoiled by the west demagogue.
Thank you Saker for the interview.
It was a real pleasure to speak with Slovak patriots! I wish all of Central/Eastern Europe was like that.
They have my full support, sincere admiration and gratitude!
Wow vector sums … you must be difficult to translate, Saker!
I too, wish for a transcript. It’s good information, but the multilingual format is awkward. Perhaps the slow pace helps you refine your thoughts, but an English transcript would be great.
I have already put the order in for it :-)
The point made by Saker was very valuable. What we refer to as the American deep state is a virtual entity resulting from the interplay of several very real vectors – the neocons, the banking cartel, the MIC, the ‘ruling presidential families’ and so on. Currently, the vector sum, the deep state, is firmly pointing West, symbolizing the setting sun. : )
In fact the deep state has been migrating across the globe for hundreds of years, during last 100 years moved from UK to USA and came to Asia recently. Why do you think China got so strong during last 40 years.. Deep state is global, in the USA it’s just the tools the trained US state elite selected as means for its goals, but it is working for both US and global interests at the same time.
Though there were some technical diffilculties and translation had something to desire, it’s great to hear you speaking in neghtbouring country. Hope it opened few eyes there.
Cheers from (EU occupied) Czechia
Great interview Saker. Covered almost everything that’s crucially of current geopolitical concern with deep and thought provoking insights. I didn’t mind at all the slow pace of everything having to be translated piecemeal as it gave me time to digest it. Learned a lot and it put me somewhat at ease hearing your take on what the limits are on the empires ability to attack and destroy Russia. Unless of course they are so insane as to go for the Samson nuclear option. Tho Putin being the singular Russian leader in opposition to American imperialism is still worrisome. Look forward to your next interview.
I hope Casus Belli has a wide audience in Slovakia. Maybe there’s hope for at least some Europeans to hear some sanity.
Listening, I couldn’t help but feel sad. With the exception of Saker’s site, Roberts’s, and one or two others, it’s virtually impossible to get facts, reason, etc., from the media. So it was ironic that I was sitting here in America listening to the truth from a station in Slovakia. Although there’s no fear of a knock on the door in the wee hours, I couldn’t help but feel some kinship with those who during WWII and beyond would secretly listen to radio broadcasts from London, etc., because their own government was promulgating nothing but lies.
And I enjoyed that it went through a translator: nice reminder that there are still some unfortunates in this world who are not fluent in English.
Great to hear you from neighborhood;-) Thanks for your effort and thanks to slobodnyvysielac.sk.
But should not we try to and our collective obsession with english in Slavic world where anything said in english is given more value and go back and try to speak on our Slavic languages with each other.
I know it is difficult at beginning to adjust, but after some time it is getting natural.
Given by location of slobodnyvysielac (not that far from Russian, Rusin, Ukraine, Poland) many would adjust;.)
Dear Saker, being a genuine Czechoslovak, I was pleased when noticed, that you have talked to Slovak Free Radio, just because I can tell my friends that your ideas and perspectives are from now available also for the Czech and Slovak audience. BTW, next week there is going to be published a book of mine on media manipulation and propaganda in the context of the information warfare. I am quoting you in a passage, which I consider to be the most daring moment of the book. :)
can you tell me what the quote will be?
Cheers and thanks,
At the final chapter titled Manipulation and propaganda at the time of war, I have been discussing regular presence and influence of US Deep State at the most theatres of war around the current globe. I have been quoting a term of yours (AZ) as a synonym to Deep State. I have been presenting arguments of yours providing links to your articles such as Why I Use The a Term ‘AngloZionist’, and Why It’s Important, same as to Mearsheimer and Walt (The Israel lobby and U.S. foreign policy).
Under the line at the page bottom, I have been also referring about your personal and professional background and the blog certainly. :)
BTW, I wrote a book on PR and politics, Public Relations and Politics, Who do we allow to control our lives and how do they do it (2010). It conveys similar message, yet not that topical. It was translated into English by the means of organization I have been working with. I can send you a copy, if you are interested.
Due to live translation rather on the slow side – which ironically enough makes this interview one of Saker’s best. Keeping his sentences short as possible yet precise and succinct, Saker’s ductus sounds more like he was dictating a book than giving a chatty interview. Very enjoyable and hitting all the right notes.
If the upcoming second part holds up to the high standard of what we have heard so far, I see an ebook in the making. Provisional title: The Foundational Saker – Why Empires Always Fail & Why Poking the Bear is Never a Good Idea. : )
I listened to it all and it was very informative. Truthful plain analyses are rarely heard amongst the noise and endless propaganda to which we are a subjected.
Interesting to hear you say the US empire is weakening very quickly though I think it more accurate perhaps to regard the US as a fascist junta with an empty figurehead to take the flak.
Your comment about how hitherto half the country hated Trump but now they are joined in their condemnations by “disappointed” Trump voters points clearly to a unity of opposition against the deep state which they will do everything they can to prevent coalescing through the generation of labelling and hate speech and mindless distractions. Trump is a distraction from the real decision makers – Zionist bankers and military generals
Alt left and alt right surely both oppose the corporate hijacking of their government, the endless foreign wars and the worsening of the job situation.
One financial analyst I read says all it will take is for Saudi to start accepting Chinese Yuan as payment for oil and the reserve currency role is finished.
Your explanations of the European relationship to the US (EU is aUS colony) were well made and it is amazing to me that people like Merkel/Macron are able to convince their populations that they represent their interests when they so obviously don’t give a fig about their country or it’s people.
Quite depressing though was your take on Russia (nobody to replace Putin, he’s basically a one man act, if he left office there’d be a coup attempt by the Atlanticists etc)
I found that the most astonishing part of the interview – is Russian success really standing on such a fragile foundation?
Putin has strengthened the Russian security and intelligence apparatus, consolidated the society, and discredited the worse opponents to the new Russia, Putin is the Machiavelli, he sacrificed his life for this role, his marriage, family time, quiet time… But Machiavelli prepares the throne for the prince, so that one day the nation can have the ruler it deserves. A prince that wont have to shape the countries path as Machiavelli already went through all the preparations. The prince will only have to make decisions through the mechanisms that Machiavelli left behind, so is Putin the last Russian leader who cares about the coup? Maybe, but he was the last one who matters, after he is gone, Russia will be strong to continue on its own, Putin will be canonized into orthodox church , Machiavelli makes the hard decisions so that the prince wont have to… Just as medvedev had to enter Georgia… But when he hesitated with Libya , Machiavelli made his return to finish his work, now Machiavelli will not be needed only to educate the future generations, that before the prince, things were hard, and protect what they have… Even their new prince
This free Slovak radio is great
It is financed by contributions from listeners.
The show with Peter Planieta about healthy eating is a must for me
The translation into Slovakian and from Slovakian was not perfect.
But this show was excellent.
I understand the no-one to replace Putin sentiment. Leaders like that are a sort of rare cosmic event. However Maria Zakharova does seem very sharp in a similar way….
Absolut fantastic interview!
The language difficulties and the translations oblige the participants to bear a grade of precision that is very beneficial to transmit the real messages.
The translator obviously manages at the same time german and russian. (Einen Moment , wir haben ein telefonat !)
I enjoyed every second of it !
I follow a bit the scene at the alternative media in Germany. Saker: I think it would be a fantastic scene to see you in company of Dr.Daniele Ganser or Ken Jebsen (for example).
It is my dream, for a long time, an PanSlavic Union or Confederation. To break free from Romano-German domination.
To the Saker:
Thank you for an excellent interview! Just one question, you say that Trump could be viewed as a failed Putin and that Putin could be viewed as a successful Trump. However, according to you, Putin had the intelligence services and the military on his side, whereas Trump had no one, really, except Flynn–who probably doesn’t represent the military fully? So in a way, Trump, given his lack of support and experience, really had no business running for President, don’t you think. It seems that there is no way he could have succeeded. Do you agree?
Very interesting interview.
Nicely balanced answers.
Specifically regarding your analysis about the rift between Russia and the US.
It is geopolitical (unipolar vs multipolar) compounded with civilizational (capitalist “progressism” vs capitalist “tradigionalism”) struggle.
My 2 cents about that.
First. The US policy should be understood as an historical struggle to maintain western supremacy over the world (Spain, Portugal, Holland, France, UK and the US). That is truly a civilizational task that goes beyond Russia. As western Europe and the US spin off dominate the world for centuries. That is changing. And this centuries old domination is slowly coming to an end.
Second. The neocon and progressists obviously evaluate Russian civilizational competition in regard to Russian relative geopolitical power. However that is not the only reason. What neocon and progressists also see in Russia is western society in a mirror.
IMHO the progressist and neocon aim at erasing tradition and religion in western White Christian society (i.e. minority politics, criminalization of Christian religion as hateful, erasing ethno cultural historical identity and so on and on and on).
As a White Christian nation (with minorities) Russia project an image of what the West could have been or could be.
The same does NOT apply to Iran or China. They are seen by western neocon and progressists as brown and yellow people. With alien culture.
That is why traditional Russia cannot be tolerated.
As a final note, IMHO the Jewish elite worldview is totally compatible with the western white “progressist religion”. Actually the jewish elite thrive in such environement. One can also argue that the Jewish elite hold very important influence.
However that does not explain the nature and the heart of the western white progressists (see how the extrem majority of the so called antifa or progressists are ethno culturally white and christian).
The modern western white progressism is a religion by itself and it is at war with its old self.