Posts From The Saker

The beneficiaries of the parliamentary election in Ukraine

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard Source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20190523/1023677143.html The Rada agreed to opt for an election, some deputies are going to challenge the constitutionality of the decree of the president, and the parliament refused to change electoral laws. It’s funny. Deputies did not show even conditional resistance in relation to the most basic point – the question of dissolution. But they rigidly opposed the electoral laws that are

What the West can learn: Yellow Vests are demanding a Cultural Revolution (8/8)

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog For years I have talked about “White Trash Revolutions”, and the emergence of the Yellow Vests proves that my finger is perfectly on the pulse of things: the only people publicly wearing “Yellow Vests” on the streets of Paris prior to November 17, 2018, were… garbage men. So, imagine me, with my love of Trash Revolutions of all hues (Iran’s 1979 “Revolution of

Srebrenica And Jasenovac: The Genuine Difference Between A Phony And Real Genocide

by Stephen Karganovic for The Saker blog [1] Our investigation of Srebrenica points to some very important insights concerning Jasenovac. Jasenovac, for those who are unfamiliar with it, was a death camp in the Nazi satellite “Independent State of Croatia” during World War II, also known as the “Auschwitz of the Balkans.” What is the link? It is that while the massacre in Srebrenica, arising from the conflict which took

Our friends at SouthFront need our help again!

Dear friends, SouthFront is struggling again, and we cannot let them disappear, so I ask you to please pitch in and try to help them.  Not only does SouthFront produce unique and very high quality videos, they have been loyal friends to our community and I can attest that I have a very friendly and effective working relationship with them. At a time when much of the Russia-oriented blogosphere has

Dissecting The Unfathomable American-Iranian War:

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog As the American military build-up continues around the Strait of Hormuz, and as a potential American-Iranian war looms, many analysts are convinced that war is imminent. I beg to differ. Ever since the “War on Syria” started, I kept reiterating that America would never launch a full-on attack on Syria, and for very good reasons, and not long ago, I finally felt compelled

Ukraine Will Be Able to Restore Its Economy Only By Cooperating With Russia

By Olga Samofalova Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross posted with https://www.stalkerzone.org/ukraine-will-be-able-to-restore-its-economy-only-by-cooperating-with-russia/ source: https://vz.ru/economy/2019/5/19/978334.html Ukraine is beginning to realise the scale of the damage that it caused to itself due to cutting economic ties with Russia. In only five years the country managed to lose about $80 billion and to stop many industrial enterprises. How much time will it need to return to the level of 2013? And

Venezuela in “Misery” – Lies and Deceit by the Media Open Letter to the New York Times

Note by The Saker: I normally don’t post open letters, but in this case I made an exception since this latter is also an analysis and because of the importance of this issue. by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog To the Editor in CHIEF NYT – 18 May 2019 Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say Subtitle: Butchers have stopped selling meat cuts in

Resistance report – US threats against Tehran will never break the Islamic Republic

By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog Tensions are reaching critical levels as Washington continues to threaten Iran while the madmen Bolton and Pompeo are growing bolder by the day. It seems as if the White House fool Trump has given up on foreign policy altogether and allowed Bolton and Pompeo to have free reigns on pushing Washington further into the abyss. Bolton has reportedly requested 120 000 troops to

Fake Has Become Realer Than Real And The Dogs Of War Are There To Keep It That Way

by Denis A. Conroy for the Saker Blog America’s self-imagined custodianship of human rights and freedom epitomize problems associated with fake prophesies. That Americans now rally behind the latest battle-cry of the Republic, ‘Make America Great Again’, indicate that they are indifferent to the fact that their country has been barnstorming across the globe these past six decades killing vast numbers of innocent people with the objective of creating a

The AngloZionist Empire: a hyperpower with microbrains and no cred left

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review] Last week saw what was supposed to be a hyperpower point fingers for its embarrassing defeat not only at Venezuela, which successfully defeated Uncle Shmuel’s coup plans, but also at a list of other countries including Cuba, Russia, China and Iran.  It’s is rather pathetic and, frankly, bordering on the comically ridiculous. Uncle Shmuel clearly did not appreciate being the laughingstock of

A French cop on why French cops will never join the Yellow Vests

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Ever since the start of the Yellow Vest movement – which has been violently repressed for an entire half-year – many people have hoped that French police would put flowers in their rubber bullet guns and join the side of the righteous. To me… such a hope is not based on reality. It is certainly not based on history. But French thinkers like

Yemen’s Iran-allied Ansarullah: Our drone attack on Saudi oil facilities “strategic turning point” – Eng Subs

Video link: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x78fbi5 Description: A spokesman of Yemen’s Iran-allied Ansarullah (Houthi) movement said that the ‘qualitative drone operation’ against vital Saudi oil facilities represents a ‘strategic turning point’ in the Saudi-led war in the impoverished country. This translated video also contains other analytical excerpts from Al-Mayadeen Tv dealing with details and possible ramifications of the major drone operation deep within Saudi territory that was announced by Yemen’s (Ansarullah-led) Armed Forces days

Victory Day 2019 in Lugansk People’s Republic (updated)

by George Eliason, Special Correspondent for the Saker Blog in Novorussia Victory Day 2019 in Lugansk People’s Republic For the last five years, I was given the opportunity to break a lot of news and human interest stories from Donbass. More specifically, I’ve lived in what became Lugansk People’s Republic since 2012 and I’ve been writing from there since the trouble started before the Ukrainian coup happened. The video from

US plots in Middle East will not succeed, top Hezbollah official says

Press TV reports: A high-ranking member of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says US President Donald Trump’s administration is in a state of confusion concerning the developments unfolding in Middle East, stating that Washington’s schemes in the region will not thrive. “(The United States of) America knows that its ability to change equations in the region is weak because there are resistance fighters and a resistance front. Therefore, it cannot dictate what

I need a Windows 10 laptop/notebook

Dear friends, As many of you know, I only use GNU/Linux for all my computer needs, from my desktop to my Android phone.  In fact, I have not used any Microsoft products since 2000, almost 20 years ago.  But now there is an entire list of software which I (and a few family members) need to run which run only on a Windows platform.  So I have finally decided to

How the Venezuelan intelligence service defeated the CIA

translation by Ana original: http://spanish.almanar.com.lb/315636 The small Venezuelan counterintelligence service SEBIN (Bolivian National Intelligence Service) managed to humiliate the CIA, revealed the Romanian expert Valentin Vasilescu. According to him, the US intel service had undertaken an initiative in Venezuela aiming  to overthrowing the president, Nicolás Maduro making use  of  its HUMINT section (human intelligence), that is, espionage carried out by infiltrated US agents, who in turn have networks of local informants.

Are Trump Tariffs the Wake Up Call China Needs to Stop Subsidizing the US, Unchain the Yuan, and Bury the Dollar?

by Marko Marjanović (author of the new Checkpoint Asia site) for The Saker blog For decades now China has kept its currency undervalued to the dollar and the US and China have both acted as if this was a boon to China. It is anything but. Yes, by keeping the yuan low China makes it easier for its good to compete on the American market, but only at the cost

US-China: the hardcore is yet to come

by Pepe Escobar for the Saker Blog cross-posed with the Asia Times Let’s start with the “long” 16th Century – which, as with the 21st, also saw a turbulent process of marketization. At that time, the Jesuits and the Counter-Reformation were trying to rebound across Asia – but within a context where the rivalry between the Iberian superpowers of the age, Spain and Portugal, still lingered. The Reformation first attached itself to

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