Posts From amarynth

Washington’s Bastille

by Jimmie Moglia for the Saker Blog Trump’s supporters, having found the vanity of conjecture and inefficacy of expectations, resolved to prove their own existence, if not by violence, at least by physical presence. They came forth into the crowded capital with an almost juvenile ambition that their numbers would be counted, their voice heard and their presence noticed. But every upheaval, from Spartacus to the Bastille, is subject to

Joe Biden’s War

Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront The 2000 presidential race being done and over, except for the tens of millions of Americans who believe the election was stolen and a general cloud of illegitimacy that will hang over the Biden presidency for the entirety of his term, Joe Biden finds himself in the place of a dog who was chasing a car—and caught it. Given the magnitude of America’s problem,

Trump’s not-so-secret art of containing China

by Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times. It was hardly a secret throughout the Trump administration. Now, dying embers within sight, and with minimum fanfare, comes the declassification – virtually the whole document, minus a few redactions – of the US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. Why now, no less than 30 years before the usual, standard US declassification/public record protocols apply? Don’t expect an answer

The Sheep Syndrome

by Peter Koenig for the Saker Blog Today and during the last few days new “measures” – restrictions of freedom imposed by governments for reasons of “public health security”, i. e. preventing the spread of covid infections – have been tightened throughout Europe. Literally, these treacherous governments say, “we have to tighten the screws”. Seriously. WTF – who do they think they are? Servant of the people who elected them

US post-Capitol: Armed, hysterical, depressed & yet out for blood

by Ramin Mazaheri (@RaminMazaheri2) for the Saker Blog The FBI says armed protests are being planned in all 50 states from January 16 until Joe Biden’s inauguration day on January 20. It’s a living nightmare in the US right now – what else can be said? “Hysteria” is the one word which described the United States in 2020, but in 2021 we are witnessing what happens when a hysterical sprinter

On Democracy

by Sushi for the Saker Blog I suspect most people, and the majority of Trumpists, would agree Trump is an imperfect political vehicle and that Trumpism, as political movement, is under-defined, inconclusive, and inchoate. The best that can be said about Trumpism is that it does not represent the tenets of contemporary Republicanism, or Democratic Bidenism. Trumpism is a startling new ism. That America, a staid state known to reject

Israel & United States Unite Efforts In Large-Scale Strikes On Iranian Infrastructure In Syria

South Front The first two weeks of 2021 have, so far, been marked by an incredible increase in Israeli activity in the skies over Syria. The most intense strike took place on January 13 morning hitting multiple Syrian and Iranian-affiliated targets in the province of Deir Ezzor, including the underground base of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Corps near al-Bukamal. The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Israeli strikes

Mysterious Aircraft Pound Turkish Oil Smugglers In Syria. US Supply Convoys Are Blown Up In Iraq

South Front The first month of 2021 was marked by a new round of violence in Syria. The situation was especially complicated in Greater Idlib, northern Aleppo and in the central desert. On January 8, ISIS terrorists launched a large attack on government forces in the eastern countryside of Hama. After a series of clashes with the Syrian Army and pro-government militias, terrorists captured a number of positions near the

9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail

By Pepe Escobar with permission and cross-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation.  Whether civil war is coming will depend on the degree of stoicism prevalent among the Deplorable multitudes. I hear the sons of the city and dispossessed Get down, get undressed Get pretty but you and me We got the kingdom, we got the key We got the empire, now as then We don’t doubt, we don’t take direction Lucretia,

Democrats Launch Their Assault on Red State America – Civil War Heats Up

by Paul Craig Roberts reposted on the Saker by permission source: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/01/12/democrats-launch-their-assault-on-red-state-america/ The opening salvo against red state America is the article of impeachment against President Trump introduced on January 11 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrat Representatives David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, and Jamie Raskin.  So much for Biden’s promise to “unify the country.” What is the intent of this article of impeachment?  It cannot possibly be to remove Trump from

The Empire is losing the energy war

by The Ister for The Saker Blog We can see the ongoing war against Russia’s energy industry as an act of revenge from the Empire – but a war which it is losing. After Putin prevented the looting of the country’s energy reserves in the early 2000s, this economic war was launched, designed to cripple the nascent Russian Federation’s oil and gas industry and by extension the Russian economy as

WEF and the “Jobs Reset Summit”- A New Outrage in Disguise

By Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Jobs Reset Summit report (October 2020) starts out with some flowery wording. You have to give it to them. They have a way with meaningless niceties, hardly anybody beats them. Here we go for the beginning: “After years of growing income inequality, concerns about technology driven displacement of jobs, and rising societal discord globally, the combined health and

Is America’s Future a Civil War?

Will it become a world war? by Paul Craig Roberts reposted on the Saker by permission source: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/01/10/is-americas-future-a-civil-war/ As a person who grew up in the glorious aftermath of World War II, it never occurred to me that in my later years I would be pondering whether the United States would end in civil war or a police state.  In the aftermath of the stolen presidential election, it seems a

Biggest threat to global leftism returns to power: US fake-leftism (1/2)

by Ramin Mazaheri (@RaminMazaheri2) for the Saker Blog It was an interesting ride, at least, but the Electoral College’s vote for Joe Biden marks the definitive end of the Donald Trump presidency. Trump was somebody you could never support in a vacuum, only by comparison; there’s nothing wrong with a united Europe but not this American-penned, neoliberal version, so it’s clear why Britain chose Brexit; France has long been the

The Assange saga: Practicing real journalism is criminally insane

By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times Synchronicity is definitely fond of mirror wonderwalls. The Julian Assange saga seemed to have entered a new chapter as he was, in thesis, on his way to – conditional – freedom this past Monday, only one day after the first anniversary of the start of the Raging Twenties: the assassination of Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani. The fate of the

‘No. of Hezbollah’s precision missiles more than what Israel thinks’: Quds Force

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/no-of-hezbollahs-precision-guided-missiles-more-than-israels-estimates-quds-force/   Description: Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi, Deputy Commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, addresses Israeli speculations regarding Hezbollah’s game-changing precision-guided missiles. Source: Al Mayadeen TV (You Tube) Date: January 3, 2021 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: – The Host: With regards to a point that the Israeli occupation continuously talks about, and even further, (the Israelis) declare

This week in the US: The ‘model nation’ for no nation anymore

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV As this article is on the verge of publication the United States Capitol has been occupied by protesters on the day of Electoral College’s presidential vote. It’s very exciting stuff, certainly, but an insatiable craving for excitement seems to have long been a major flaw of Western culture. Few people are as guilty of greedily loving the short-term sugar high of daily news

Sitrep : China

By Godfree Roberts – selected from his extensive weekly newsletter : Here Comes China Ten Predictions for 2021 GDP expands 10%. Western experts predict GDP will expand by 8% and, since they are always 25% low, expect 10%–a $2.4 trillion addition to the economy and the fastest growth ever. Bonus Predictions: Wages  rise 12%, the EU signs the Investment Agreement, the EEU merges with the RCEP. Most Fortune 500 companies are Chinese. More than 140 Chinese companies

Iran Uses Its Grip On Strait Of Hormuz To Fight Back US-imposed Sanctions

South Front Iran has found an original way of dealing with sanctions and limitations imposed on it by the so-called “maximum pressure” campaign launched by the Trump administration. On January 4, the Navy of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps detained a South Korea-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz over an alleged environmental pollution issue. The chemical tanker HANKUK CHEMI was inbound to Fujairah in the United Arab

Martyr Qasim Soleimani and His Ever-presence in Every Battlefield in Yemen

by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog “And never presume those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. On the contrary, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provisions.” (Quran, 3:169) One year ago, Sardar Soleimani, the Commander of Qods Force of the Islamic Revolution was killed in the hands of personalities that are in a tight competition with themselves to win first place in wretchedness

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