Quo Vadis Europa

Quo Vadis Europa

By Ljubisa Malenica for the Saker Blog Thanks to the current conflict in Ukraine, all the masks of so-called “Western values” fell before the eyes of the world public in a very short time. On the theme of Russophobia itself, another full text in its own right can be written. It came to the surface of everyday life throughout the West rather fast. For now, it is enough to notice

The Curious History of American Exceptionalism

by Jimmie Moglia for the Saker Blog Francois Mitterrand, the longest serving president of France (1981-1985), not long before he died (1996), he made this quite extraordinary statement: “France does not know it, but she is at war with America. A permanent, vital, economic war, and only apparently a victimless war. Yes, the Americans are inexorable, they are voracious, they want undivided power over the world… It is an unknown

Sitrep: Operation Z

By Nightvision for the Saker Blog Let’s start with the largest and most impactful news today: -Another emergency helicopter evacuation in Mariupol has been shotdown, ironically as claimed by DPR – with a requisitioned American Stinger missile. Remember I said those missiles are junk against Russian craft outfitted with advanced DIRCM (Vitebsk L-370 and Rychag AVM) but Ukr craft are not so fortunate. There is various rumor out there and

Day 35 of the Russian SMO in the Ukraine – a “naysayers special”!

How many of you remember the endless stream of warnings that “Putin works for Schwab” or “Putin is in bed with Netanyahu”, he will “sell out the Donbass” and he is “bluffing” about sanctions. Then came the ultimatum.  They dismissed it. Then came the Special Military Operation (SMO).  They dismissed it. Then came the news that Russia would sell gas to hostile states only in Rubles.  They dismissed it. See,

France apathetic about politics? Has corona gutted voter energy, or Macron?

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV One of the joys of France is the openness with which people talk politics here. In the English-speaking world simple political disagreement leads immediately to judgmental condemnation of one another. Look at the centuries of sensationalism and warmongering from London’s Fleet Street – there’s a big market for intolerance. In the US it’s considered best to not talk about politics, or religion, at

Corrective Notes from the (Very) Deep South

By Fred Reed for the Saker Blog American notions of Mexico are often decades out of date or just wrong. Nativists suffering from what appears to be minor mental unbalance sometimes refer to it as a Third World hellhole, which is silly. The country has problems, corruption, organized crime, uneven distribution of wealth. The bureaucracy can be maddening. The cartels engage in intramural massacres. Things are uneven: In remote areas

Negotiations: a primer for Zone A residents

Okay, I am going to ask you to make a real effort and, for a while at least, drop your certitudes and what you believe is a good or a bad way to prosecute a war.  Instead, I am going to appeal to your common sense. Long before the Russian Special Military Operation (SMO) in the Ukraine started, but following the Russian ultimatum, I indicated many times that what Russia

Two questions about IT issues

Dear friends, I have a few IT questions I would like to submit to you.  Please keep in mind that I only use GNU/Linux, never Windows or iStuff.  Here are my questions: First, is there a way to quickly obtain the embed code for a video posted on Telegram? Just to clarify, I do NOT want to embed an entire channel or even a single post.  I want to be

Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/03/30 … Open Thread

2022/03/30 19:00:01Welcome 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

Russian SMO in the Ukraine – Day 34

Lot’s of good stuff to share with you today.  So let’s begin First, the misunderstandings resulting from an absolutely terrible public information policy explaining the reality of what is being negotiated between the Ukraine and Russia has resulted in a massive “NIET!” from the Russian public opinion.  There is a Russian saying “нет худа без добра” which can roughly be translated as “even a bad situation can have a silver

Michael Hudson: Interview with Margaret Flowers, WBAI, March 29, 2022

Michael Hudson interviewed by Margaret flowers, Clearing the Fog, March 29, 2022. https://popularresistance.org/michael-hudson-us-dollar-hegemony-ended-abruptly-last-wednesday/ Posted with Dr Hudson’s permission Margaret Flowers: You’re listening to Clearing the FOG, speaking truth to expose the forces of greed, with Margaret Flowers. And now I turn to my guest, Michael Hudson. Michael is the president of the Institute for the Study of Long-term, Economic Trends, ISLET. He’s a Wall Street financial analyst and a distinguished

Ramzan Kadyrov speaking about the negotiations with Ukraine

Please make sure to press the “cc” button to see the English captions! and, just in case the Ministry of Truth decides to block that video on YouTube (they did so with the original one, calling it “hate speech” which makes me conclude that Nazis are now a protected minority, but whatever), here is the BitChute version: BitChute embedding powered by embed.tube

Sitrep: That ‘bumbling’ presidential aide Medinsky ….

Posted by Amarynth for the Saker Blog … kept the real goodies for this day, a day after the talks. The news is breaking now.  Medinsky says in a presser with Rossiya-24 broadcaster, that for the first time, Kiev is ready to fulfill the key demands from Russia. These stories are still in development both on RT and on Sputnik.  I quote from RT: “Yesterday, for the first time, the

How Mariupol will become a key hub of Eurasian integration

By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and cross posted with The Cradle Mariupol was battered by Ukraine’s right-wing Azov battalion well before Moscow launched its military ops. In Russian hands, this strategic steelworks port can transform into a hub of Eurasian connectivity. Mariupol, the strategic Sea of Azov port, remains in the eye of the storm in Ukraine. The NATO narrative is that Azovstal – one of Europe’s

What Does Nazism Mean?

by Batiushka for the Saker Blog You must understand, the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred, they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of and uncaring about this enormous