Posts From The Saker

The Coronavirus and Galileo

by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog As the following content may be controversial, I do not pretend to truth, even to the truth of him whose thought and findings I report. My basic knowledge rests on the understanding that the property of rain is to wet and of fire to burn, and that a great cause of the night is lack of the sun. Furthermore, given the current rapidity

Quick update from the Saker

Dear friends, I am rather exhausted (not COVID10-related) and I will take a couple of days off to recuperate and think about a number of issues. I will let you know all the details in a couple of days. Finally, for the next couple of days, the moderator’s decisions will be final and I will not be involved. I ask for your understanding and patience. Kind regards to all, The

Announcement: COVID19 Cafe project cancelled

Dear friends, I have the painful obligation to let you know that “my eyes were bigger than my stomach” and that I am shelving the COVID19 Cafe project.  Simply put, I don’t have the energy, and we don’t have the manpower.  Furthermore, this might have been an ill-conceived idea to begin with, as this blog is really not a medical one. Anyway, first I want to apologize to all those

SITREP: What the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Already Changed in Switzerland – and what not

by Paul Schmutz Schaller for The Saker Blog There is a lot of speculation about the future of the planet, after the present crisis. This is a natural reaction. The vision of the world has become insecure and one would like to reach solid ground again. However, in order to stay sober, it is necessary to look at the real changes which take place. I shall speak of Switzerland (where

The Corona Debacle

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker blog I have deliberated for some time before deciding to write a Saker article about the COVID-19 outbreak. Firstly, because this is not a forum to write about such issues, and secondly because I am not a medic. But given that this is all that people want to talk and hear about right now, given that COVID-19 articles have already been published on The

Covid-19 Derangement Syndrome: A World Gone Mad

Note by the Saker: today I am posting an article written by a good and trusted friend of mine.  That does *not* mean that I agree with the logic of his argument.  For one thing, I am wholly incompetent to even have much of an opinion on this topic.  The little I do think about what is taking place disagrees with the conclusions of my friend.  But since I don’t

Pedro Aznar asks a CRUCIAL question

Dear friends, Pedro Aznar is probably my favorite living Argentinian composer, musician and vocalist.  I recently came across this short message which he posted on the Internet and I asked my friend Ana (thanks Ana!) from the LatinAmerican Saker blog to provide a quick translation.  Here is the original video in Spanish followed by the transcript! Pedro Aznar reflects about Corona Virus The question remains. I watch the empty streets

Elections SITREP: Why Trump Will Probably Win Re-Election

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog Throughout this election-season in the United States, there have been many indications that the stupid voters who chose Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in 2016 are doing it yet again and chose Joe Biden over Sanders, and thus they handed Trump the victory in 2016 and are repeating that in 2020. A new poll shows it clearly. Just like happened in 2016 when

COVID: an Infectious Disease and a Phantom Pandemic

by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog In an essay published on the Saker blog at the beginning of March, I wrote with a restrained skepticism about the novel coronavirus, the narratives surrounding the severity of its adverse health impacts compared to its cousins causing other influenza epidemics, and its reported mortality rates both in Iran and elsewhere. Now, towards the end of March some three weeks, five continents, one

Debunking clickbaits – expert: “not just a flu” and “not a bioweapon”

Joe Rogan has interviewed Michael Osterholm.  This is the Wikipedia entry under his name, and this is how Rogan introduced him on YouTube: “Michael Osterholm is an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. He is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public

Tough times need vanguard parties – are ‘social media users’ the West’s?

by Ramin Mazaheri exclusive for The Saker Blog So when did you become an epidemiologist? You seem quite willing to shame anyone not sterilising every square inch of every square inch. And when did you become an economist? “The economy is not important now” must have been a pretty unusual PhD thesis. We have likely all heard of “internet tough guys” – people who make bold claims or threats online,

A few recent political developments which should not go unnoticed

[This column was written for the Unz Review] The COVID19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is, by any measure, an immense planetary crisis which will probably change the world we live in forever.  Still, there are other issues which are maybe not quite as dramatic and important, but which deserve not to be forgotten.  Here are some of those The grand betrayal of Tulsi Gabbard: it was pretty clear to most observers that Tulsi

Putin visits SARS-CoV-2 patients in biggest COVID19 center in Russia

Today President Putin visited the patients which are currently hospitalized in the biggest COVID19 center in Russia. After putting on a full biowarfare suit he, along with his Press Attaché, he entered to “hot zone” and saw for himself in what condition the patients were were kept and asked them directly if they had any complaints (they did not). And not once did he, or his aides, engage in mantric

Interview with Professor Didier Raoult in the Parisien newspaper 22 March 2020

Professor Raoult is a leading expert on infectious diseases. He is confident he has a cure for Covid 19, which he is using in his Marseille hospital. He is having trouble getting the French health authorities to take him seriously. Despite his international renown he does not get on too well with the Parisian medical establishment. And he has long hair. Oh dear… Read on: — [Translation Robert Harneis –

Saker message about viruses and trolls

Dear friends, I just wanted to share a quick update with you about our community and myself. So far, I know of no member of our community who would have contracted the SARS-CoV-2 and developed the COVID19 infection.  But *A LOT* of our members have been affected by the virus, many are in lockdown at home.  This situation also affects to 20 or so key-members of the various Saker blog

A day’s diary from a US CEO during the Corona crisis

by Ramin Mazaheri exclusive for The Saker Blog So there I was again on the “Job Creator’s Red-Eye” (NYC to Silicon Valley) – the typical route for us bigwig CEOs – and I got to wondering: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? I’m not prepared for something like this. But after the stock market crashed – the fastest 30% sell-off ever – and I survived my suicide attempt, I decided

Corona meds in every pot & a People’s QE: the Trumpian populism they hoped for?

by Ramin Mazaheri exclusive for the Saker Blog In any sane, modern nation a financial crisis combined with a (due to sub-standard) health care crisis would almost certainly produce election victories for progressive, big-government candidates. Few call the US sane, and many say it’s not even modern. Iranian relatives of mine visit they US and say: that place is a falling-down dump – and it’s not like the TV show

Capitalist-imperialist West stays home over corona – they grew a conscience?

by Ramin Mazaheri, exclusive for the Saker Blog In the UK an average of just 600 people die from influenza every year, a testament to the major socialist concept the incredibly rich island has tolerated – the National Health Service. In the US, where the biggest socialist concept they have tolerated is Social Security – to prevent mass elder-class starvation – the lack of health care annually kills 11 times

SITREP – Iran’s fight against the Coronavirus exposes Washington’s cruel nature

By Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog The Islamic Republic has entered its second month of battling the global pandemic caused by the Covid-19 disease. For long, Iran stood out as the hardest hit nation outside of China as the virus swiftly spread across the country, infecting several MPs and government officials as well. From the onset of the outbreak, some among the Western media were quick to criticize Iran’s

There is a ticking time bomb in the Ukraine

[this column was written for the Unz Review] Between the fallout of the murder of General Soleimani and the coronovirus, the Ukraine has been somewhat forgotten, which is understandable, but also potentially dangerous.  The “young and dynamic” President Zelenskii has more or less been forgotten, especially by the legacy corporate ziomedia.  This does not, however, mean that the situation there did not evolve or, in fact, that it is not

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