Posts From The Saker

Going, Going, Gone: Fiddling While the West Burns

By Batiushka for the Saker blog So when is the Russian winter offensive going to begin? Some thought it would be in December, when the ground had frozen. Now we are nearing February. However, just remember that the so-called Russian winter offensive was thought up by armchair generals. Of course, it may well exist as one of a number of scenarios among the Russian General Staff and may still happen

Global South: Gold-backed currencies to replace the US dollar

by Pepe Escobar, first published at The Cradle, reposted here by the author’s permission The adoption of commodity-backed currencies by the Global South could upend the US dollar’s dominance and level the playing field in international trade. Let’s start with three interconnected multipolar-driven facts. First: One of the key take aways from the World Economic Forum annual shindig in Davos, Switzerland is when Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, on a

Painful Similarities Between the German and Aztec Collapses

Painful Similarities Between the German Collapse and the Aztec Empire – with Some Clarification On The Transformation Of Europe Against Mesoamerica By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker blog JUST IN, so funny: ‘Shove Your Democracy Up Your Ass’ went viral in China and Taiwan. My sense of humor! If you can, grab five mint copies for your study group! Part I. The Arrival The Aztec Empire, also known as “the

‘Fragmented world’ sleepwalks into World War III

by Pepe Escobar for PressTV, cross posted with the author’s permission The self-appointed Davos “elites” are afraid. So afraid. At this week’s World Economic Forum meetings, mastermind Klaus Schwab – displaying his trademark Bond villain act – carped over and over again about a categorical imperative: we need “Cooperation in a Fragmented World”. While his diagnosis of “the most critical fragmentation” the world is now mired in is predictably somber, Herr

Game-Changing Russia

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Meanwhile, Circuses While America is prepared to pay for the last Ukrainian to die for America – the Western world is talking about something else: Harry Windsor has revealed the family secret. The family secret was that Harry is an idiot, whose strings are pulled by an American actress. Now the secret is out. Harry has himself told the whole world he is an

Tanks for Nothing: NATO Keeps On Demilitarising Itself in Ukraine

by James Tweedie for the Saker blog It has been said often over the past year, most recently by Emmanuel Todd, that the conflict in Ukraine is “existential” for Russia. Certainly, the Great Bear cannot abide a NATO ballistic missile launchpad just 300 miles from Moscow in a country run my rabidly-Russophobic Nazis — not neo-Nazi skinhead cosplayers but the literal descendants of the real deal. But others have argued

Revisiting Russian objectives in the Ukraine

Check out this list of headlines, all from one source only, RT and all from the past week or so: Some are only “more of the same” (like the Ukronazis making the Aussies ban Russian flags at the Open), some are rather disgusting (like the Ukronazi blogger who wants to exterminate the Russian people), some are revolting (like the

All Quiet (Panic) on the Western Front

Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog Shadows are falling / And I’ve been here all day / It’s too hot to sleep / And time is running away / Feel like my soul / has turned into steel /I’ve still got the scars / That the sun didn’t heal / There’s not even room enough / To be anywhere / Lord it’s not dark yet, / but it’s getting there

Help! The Beatles to Save America?

By Batiushka for the Saker blog I need somebody, Not just anybody, You know I need someone, help! So much younger than today, I never needed anybody’s help in any way, but now these days are gone, I’m not so self-assured. And now I find I’ve changed my mind And opened up the doors. In, oh, so many ways My independence seems to vanish in the haze. But every now

Echoes from the first Neocon war in Europe and some music

First, I found out that BitChute also blocks videos showing combat operations in videos made my Russians.  Rumble did not, at least so far, so in the future I will stick with Rumble to post “politically incorrect” or otherwise “offensive” videos.  Still, the only viable solution here is to have a video hosting service in a sovereign country. Next, I cannot go into details here and now, but this is

Everything upside down

by Hugo Dionísio for the Saker blog 8 years of fortified constructions, tunnels, bunkers and endless armament depots, two months of repositioning of reserves and military human losses, the structure finally begins to collapse. The human losses are in the tens of thousands of young people, not so young, national and foreign, and after all the inevitable happens. The comedian who is president, in his daily videos from some bunker

A Tale of Two Cultures (America and Russia)

by Jimmie Moglia for the Saker blog When events do not make sense or are such as sense cannot untie, an option is to forget all about them – the head-in-the-sand solution. Another is to remember that man is but a quintessence of dust and often, therefore, not even worth the dust that the rude wind blows in his face. Yet another option is an attempt at interpretation, with emphasis

How General Soleimani kick-started the multipolar world

by Pepe Escobar, cross-posted with PressTV with the author’s permission The consensus among future historians will be inevitable: the 2020s started with a diabolic murder. Baghdad airport, January 3, 2020, 00:52 a.m. local time. The assassination of Gen.QassemSoleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic RevolutionGuards Corps (IRGC), alongside Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, by laser-guided AGM-114 Hellfire missiles launched from two MQ-9 Reaper drones,

The city of Soledar has been liberated by the Wagner PMC

This “news” was weeks in the making, but this time it is official: the city of Soledar has been liberated by the Wagner PMC (with Russian Airborne Forces blocking the city from the North and South).  Why did it take so much time? First, just as the regular armed forces, the Wagner PMC engages in economy of force tactics, meaning that they try to keep their own casualties to the

Why the CIA attempted a ‘Maidan uprising’ in Brazil

by Pepe Escobar, first published at The Cradle, reposted here by the author’s permission The failed coup in Brazil is the latest CIA stunt, just as the country is forging stronger ties with the east. A former US intelligence official has confirmed that the shambolic Maidan remix staged in Brasilia on 8 January was a CIA operation, and linked it to the recent attempts at color revolution in Iran. On

What would it take?

How NATO “celebrated” the Orthodox Nativity NATO did “celebrate” the Orthodox Nativity, but in its own way. First, a few headlines: Remember the truce offered by Russia?  It was rejected.  Instead we got this: Donetsk shelled in first minute of Christmas truce – authorities Two Serbs shot in Kosovo Christmas Eve attack And, just to clarify, NATO uses Serbia as a defenseless victim to show Russia what it can do

The Ukraine loses Soledar and Artemovsk

Machine translation of this article: Having abandoned the Christmas truce, Kiev received painful breakthroughs in the defense line in the Donbass. The Russian Armed Forces have achieved decisive success in Soledar and Artemovsk-important strategic points that the Ukrainian command is trying to hold at any cost, including for political reasons. As of January 9, fighting is already underway in the center of Soledar and in the area of five-story

Zelensky has achieved unique results in the destruction of Ukraine

source: Text: Alyona Zadorozhnaya translation by A. for the Saker blog By the end of 2022, Vladimir Zelensky has achieved unique and in many ways tragic results. He managed to reduce the population of Ukraine to the level of a century ago, put the country in bondage to the West and deprive fellow citizens of the elementary benefits of civilization. What other “successes” could be added to Zelensky’s track