Saker Message:
  • No current Saker Message.

Posts From amarynth

Sitrep: Here Comes China – Remarkably similar remarks at UN Security Council and a kick-out for Australia

Partheno, a single female Skywalker hoolock gibbon living in Nankang, Gaoligong nature reserve. Photo: Li Jiahong   Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China.   You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial commentary by Amarynth. China suspended economic dialog with Australia. Australia has been walking a tightrope between geopolitics and economic/trade cooperation to maximize its national interests. The trend now is this tightrope is

Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Remarks at the meeting of the UN Security Council, “Maintenance of international peace and security: Upholding multilateralism and the United Nations-centred international system,” held via videoconference, Moscow, May 7, 2021 First of all, let me thank Mr Wang Yi, State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, for organising today’s debates. Maintaining multilateralism and the UN-centred international system is as topical as ever and demands the UN

On Red Lines and Core Interests

Note: I regularly post columns by guest authors with whom I do not agree.  This is also the case today.  First, I believe that Paul Schmutz Shaller has mistakenly attributed to Paul Craig Roberts the opinions of Iben Thranholm (see full video here).  He also misunderstood the use (not by PCR but by Russia Insider who created the title!) of the word “pussy” in the title which refers to the

An empire in love with its Afghan cemetery

The New Great Game 3.0 is just beginning with a hat tip to Tacitus and dancing to the Hindu Kush groove By Pepe Escobar with permission from the author and first posted at Asia Times One cannot but feel mildly amused at the theatrical spectacle of the US troop pullout from Afghanistan, its completion day now postponed for maximum PR impact to 9/11, 2021. Nearly two decades and a staggering

Russian Navy in the Eastern Mediterranean — snapshot of activity

A snapshot of the Russian Navy escorting Iranian shipping from the Suez Canal to Syria. By Nat South for the Saker Blog Back in April there was uncorroborated information circulated on social media, announcing that Russia was to protect the Iranian ships — in particular the tankers carrying vital oil supplies to Syria.  Yet, it wasn’t readily known whether this would be a regular mission for the Russian Navy.   For

The forthcoming inevitable battle for Middle-East Peace

by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker Blog The alleged stray ground-to-air Syrian missile that landed near the nuclear reactor in Dimona Israel carried many messages; both overt and covert. And, as if the fact that this missile managed to penetrate Israel’s formidable ‘Iron Dome’ was not embarrassing enough for Israel, the official Israeli report alleged that the missile was actually Iranian-made; not Russian as initially perceived by the world. In

The Feminization of Western Men

By Paul Craig Roberts and posted with permission In a remarkable interview published on Russia Insider in March 2019, RT’s Anissa Naouai interviewed Danish journalist Iben Thranholm about the disappearance of Western manhood: Dear European Men: You Are Pathetic Pussies.  This is a Danish woman’s conclusion. Thranholm says that Western men have been feminized and Western women defeminized. She says feminists have destroyed men, who are now raised to be women.

Financialization and its Discontents

By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog THE NONAGE The term financialization is generally used as a reference to that part of the economy indicated by the acronym FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) and its growing importance in the economy in both qualitative and quantitative terms. Financialization has been a developmental process whereby financial markets, financial institutions, and financial elites have gained greater influence over economic policy and economic

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova’s interview with the RT television channel, May 3, 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Question: What impact have the sanctions had on the state of relations between Russia and the West? Maria Zakharova: Unfortunately, the growing use of politically motivated, unilateral restrictive measures by a number of Western countries, primarily the United States, has become a reality of our time. We increasingly view the sanctions against Russia as a “gesture of despair” and a manifestation

Air Mission: April Overview

By Nat South for the Saker Blog From time to time, I gather and compile basic statistics on US / NATO/ Swedish flights principally near to Russia, (articles posted on my blog). The idea is to get a rough snapshot of the activity, location and types of aircraft that carry out intelligence-gathering missions, broadly known as Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance, (ISR), as well as those in direct support of those missions.

Brave New Cancel Culture World

If we need a date when the West started to go seriously wrong, let’s start with Rome in the early 5th century By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times In 2020, we saw the enshrinement of techno-feudalism – one of the overarching themes of my latest book, Raging Twenties. In lightning speed, the techno-feudalism virus is metastasizing into an even more lethal, wilderness of mirrors variant,

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Director General of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency Dmitry Kiselev Moscow, April 28, 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation We have available video in Russian and transcript in English. Transcript: Dmitry Kiselev: Our relations with the United States are really “hell”. Personally, I don’t recall them being at such a low ebb ever before. This is even worse than the Cold War times, in my opinion. Ambassadors have returned back to their home countries. What’s going to happen next? What is

The Vienna shadowplay

None of the actors can admit that revival of JCPOA pales compared with the real issue: Iranian missile power by Pepe Escobar and first posted at Asia Times Few people, apart from specialists, may have heard of the JCPOA Joint Commission. That’s the group in charge of a Sisyphean task: the attempt to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal through a series of negotiations in Vienna. The Iranian negotiating team

Sitrep: Here Comes China – Propaganda and BRI

Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China.   You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial commentary by Amarynth.  This will be a short one, as some links that are necessary cannot be used.  This first video will give you an idea of why. In a video by Daniel Dumbrill, the true hegemonic ‘other war with China‘, the one of propaganda, becomes crystal clear.  He

Non-Prophylactically Ironic Dome over the Occupied Palestine

By Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog Exactly at 1:20 am (Tehran time) on Thursday, April 22, 2021 a missile hit near Dimona nuclear reactor, the “secret” nuclear site in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The Jerusalem Post headlined the event as “Syrian missile lands near Dimona nuclear reactor, interception fails.”[1] The article went on to story the event as follows: “It was unclear at first from where the missile was

Putin rewrites the law of the geopolitical jungle

By Pepe Escobar and first posted at The Saker Blog Putin’s address to the Russian Federal Assembly – a de facto State of the Nation – was a judo move that left Atlanticist sphere hawks particularly stunned. The “West” was not even mentioned by name. Only indirectly, or via a delightful metaphor, Kipling’s Jungle Book. Foreign policy was addressed only at the end, almost as an afterthought. For the best

American plans something but ends up differently

By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog “I flew to Afghanistan, to the Kunar Valley — a rugged, mountainous region on the border with Pakistan. What I saw on that trip reinforced my conviction that only the Afghans have the right and responsibility to lead their country and that more and endless American military force could not create or sustain a durable Afghan government.” President Joe Biden explained in his

Exit Terra: Did You Know We Have Been Contacted By Aliens?

Global media mobilize for unparalleled Outer Space news By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker Blog The latest information hype are Aliens. I see more and more articles. The print papers holler on triumphantly: We have been contacted! Such news is contagious. That‘s why Elon Musk, the CEO of the Tesla company and SpaceX, wants to fly to Mars by 2030. He allegedly wants to meet the Aliens halfway. It‘s great for publicity. The sense of journalistic urgency is not unfounded. Already

↓