Posts From The Saker

A salute, not a farewell

by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker blog I started following The Saker about ten years ago. I cannot be sure how and when it started, but I was formally ‘introduced’ to him in 2015 after which he began to publish my work and Intibah’s (my wife). ‘The Saker’, Andrei, became an instant friend and confidant. He gave me a voice when all former ‘friends’ tried to muffle me, attacked me,

Thunder, FUD and Faces… or why they are all really doomed!

By F(unny)MAN for the saker blog I have finally managed to get over the depression and sadness which means thesaker is going to close, and finally found the strength to write down my thoughts about what I see, hear or read in the Newspapers tea leaves, Twitter Feeds smoke whirls, and MSM News rumor and fantasy TV and radio sources. In these days previous to the Hammer fall (it is

Ten Days that Shook the World

By Batiushka for the Saker blog We should not kid ourselves, this war is not, repeat, NOT about the Ukraine or even the future of the EU. This is a war which will decide whether the Anglo-Zionists will take full control of our planet or whether the last empire in history will be replaced by a multi-polar, multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural, multi-political international order, regulated by the rule of law. The Saker,


Srbin Info Media Media and personal freedom in Serbia have hit a new low over the last several days. On February 15, a large citizens’ protest rally took place in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, around the statue of Czar Nicholas II. The assembled citizens were protesting against the ultimatum recently presented to the Serbian government by France and Germany to officially recognize and legally accept the secession of the

US Presidents Renege on Agreements with Russia

by Renee Parsons for the Saker blog A week after Sy Hersh’s expose on the Nord Stream pipeline explosions, there is still no word that pretend President Biden who denies any knowledge or involvement in causing an Act of War in the Baltic Sea has yet to offer an explanation to the American public or reach out to Russian President Vladimir Putin – but what possible explanation could be offered

“Wokeness” vs “Wokeism”: Soros and the Devil

by Gerardo Papalia (PhD) for the Saker blog What and who is “woke”? “Woke” has become the latest scourge-term used by many right-leaning commentators with which to verbally flagellate progressives. In the Webster Dictionary, the term is defined as: “aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)”. In practice, these “important societal facts and issues” generally refer to concepts such

RAND Corporation Strikes Again

by Observer R for the Saker blog [typographical corrections 2/15/2023] As the Ukraine war enters its second year, RAND Corporation entered the ring with two punches. The first was the January issuance of a study entitled Avoiding a Long War. The second was a February article by a RAND researcher entitled What Russia Got Wrong, which was published in Foreign Affairs. The latter article was sent by email on February

Nord Stream Terror Attack: The Plot Thickens

by Pepe Escobar, widely posted on the Internet, reposted with the author’s permission What’s left for all of us is to swim in a swamp crammed with derelict patsies, dodgy cover stories and intel debris. Seymour Hersh’s bombshell report on how the United States government blew up the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea last September continues to generate rippling geopolitical waves all across the spectrum.

The bloody sore on humanity’s conscience

Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. And above all, Thou shalt not be a bystander. Yehuda Bauer Globalize the Intifada! Lowkey Intro – where do we really live? Each society, each country has at least two foundational bases: an official ideology and a number of foundational myths (and these myths can be very close to the historical truth or not).  In the case of

Snow White and the Wicked Queen

By Batiushka for the Saker blog A Story to Read to your Children or Grandchildren Once upon a time, actually not that long ago, there was a Wicked Queen of the West, who was so vain and loved herself so much that she could not love anyone else. That was why there was no King. So she would look into mirrors all the time and compare herself to others. She

Homo implacatus

by Naresh Jotwani for the Saker blog People often wrongly interpret the process of natural selection – which drives the evolution of living species – by the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’. However, the latter phrase can be highly misleading – for two reasons. One reason is that ‘survival’ may be wrongly understood as ‘survival of an individual’, whereas the correct understanding should be ‘survival and continuation of a species’.

The War of Terror of a Rogue Superpower: Cui Bono?

by Pepe Escobar, widely distributed on the Internet, posted with the author’s permission When it comes to the Global South, what the Hersh report imprints is Rogue Superpower, in giant blood red letters, as state sponsor of terrorism. Everyone with a brain already knew the Empire did it. Now Seymour Hersh’s bombshell report  not only details how Nord Stream 1 and 2 were attacked, but also names names: from the

Important news about the blog archive (please read!)

Dear friends, Good news! Herb, my IT guru, has very kindly agreed to host the frozen “” site for one full year. The site will be frozen at the of the day Feb 28. The Saker Italia, Saker Latin America and Saker Serbia will continue to fully function. Also, we will make a “static” archive available for download after Feb 28.  A list the various archive locations  will also be

The Big Stiff: Russia-Iran dump the dollar and bust US sanctions

by Pepe Escobar, first posted at the Cradle, posted with the author’s permission News of Russian banks connecting to Iran’s financial messaging system strengthens the resistance against US-imposed sanctions on both countries and accelerates global de-dollarization. The agreement between the Central Banks of Russia and Iran formally signed on 29 January connecting their interbank transfer systems is a game-changer in more ways than one. Technically, from now on 52 Iranian

Roger Waters interview to Berliner Zeitung

Note: reading these moronic questions+statements only confirms to me my conviction that Europe is sub-pathetic and deserves what will come its way.  This is sad, of course, but indisputable.  As for Roger Waters, his willingness to reconsider his views only inspires even more admiration in me. Andrei source: BERLINER ZEITUNG 4th FEBRUARY 2023 THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE Against the backdrop of the outrageous and despicable  smear campaign by the ISRAELI LOBBY

Russia-China Strategic Friendship & Cooperation in 21st Century

by Straight-Bat for the Saker blog Foreword A personal journey for nearly 15 years is coming to an end – it was 2008 winter when I stumbled upon ‘The Vineyard of the Saker’, slowly but surely I became, first, a regular reader, then a commenter (first as ‘Anon Indian’ and thereafter, ‘Straight-Bat’), and finally, for past 3 years a guest-author. Like most of the regular readers, I got attracted by

The “Not-Ultimatum” Revisited

By Observer R for the Saker blog BACKGROUND Slightly over a year ago, in December 2021, Russia published a proposal for setting up a new security architecture for Europe. Russia also warned of unspecified serious consequences if this proposal was not acted upon. The United States and other Western countries either ignored the Russian offer, or more or less laughed at it. Russia wanted the line of NATO forces moved

Roger Waters addresses the UNSC (at the invitation of Russia)

Comment by Andrei: Russia invited Roger Waters to speak at the UNSC even though the Russians perfectly knew and understood that Roger Waters does not share the same view of this war than Russia does.  That is true pluralism and not its pathetic and ugly substitute we see in the “free and democratic media” which immediately branded Waters as an “Putin agent” and, of course, an “anti-Semite”.  Let me repeat,

A few special goodbye messages

Dear friends, I have a few special categories of people I want to say goodbye to with a few short messages.  Here we go: To my moderators Friends, you all are truly the unsung heroes of this blog!  Your job was both 1) absolutely crucial and 2) totally thankless.  And you sure saw it all, from the most hate filled to the most hypocritical, to various degrees of AIs impersonating