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Propaganda and the Media – Deception on a Grand Scale – Part 2

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, May 16, 2021 Much of the US media attention directed to China is unrelated to news in any sense, but is part of an extensive propaganda program designed to inflict serious discomfort on China’s government, using the political pressure of the media in attempts to force China to accommodate US and European political and commercial interests. This is often done in attempts to mitigate the punishment

Transfer of Dr Radovan Karadzic to a British prison raises many questions

by Dr Eric Voegelin for the Saker Blog The Hague Tribunal announced a few days ago that the former President of the Bosnian Serb entity, the Republic of Srpska, Dr Radovan Karadzic is due to be transferred to a British prison to serve the rest of his life sentence. Dr Karadzic was charged and predictably found guilty of a number of serious violations of international law during the war in

Israel suffering huge economic losses from ongoing conflict: Report

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/report-on-israels-economic-losses-suffered-so-far-in-latest-conflict/ Description: A short report by Al-Manar TV on the economic, financial and material losses suffered so far by Israel as a result of the latest fighting and confrontations with the Palestinians. Source: Al-Manar TV (website) : Date: May 14, 2021 (Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by donating a small monthly amount here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: Article:  Israeli occupation suffering great losses in “Sword of

Hamas leader: We hope Hezbollah will intervene, but situation is complex

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/hamas-leader-we-hope-hezbollah-will-intervene-but-situation-is-complex/ Description: In a recent interview with RT Arabic, the former head of Hamas’ political bureau Khalid Mashal comments on whether his group is prepared to request Lebanon’s Hezbollah to enter the current battle raging between the Palestinians and Israel. Source: RT Arabic : Date: May 14, 2021 (Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by donating a small monthly amount  here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: Host: Some also wonder about

Death Rattles of the Global Arrogance and Its Appendages

by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog Intermittently and in between cries of discontent within Western cities, wailings of grief while burying blown-up pieces of flesh that belong to innocent adolescent school girls in Afghan cities, long sighs of exhaustion by mothers holding in their arms severely malnourished children with shrapnel-induced wound marks on their bodies in Yemeni cities, melodious roars of intifada heard for many corners in the Occupied

France: Translation of Initial Response by Other Officers April 27 2021 – Part 2

Translated by Gary Littlejohn for the Saker Blog Part 1 – Contains the first two letters Part 2 – Contains the next two letters – you are now here. Part 3 – Commentary – Pending Profession Gendarme Response to the call of a thousand military personnel On April 20 and 25, 2021 we published on the site “When the soldiers speak, the hour is serious” as well as “For a

Hezbollah: the Liberation of Palestine entered its last stage

Interwiew of Sayed Hashem Safi al-Din, Head of the Executive Office of Hezbollah, May 11, 2021. This interview was to be devoted exclusively to martyr Sayed Mustafa Badr al-Din “Zulfiqar”, Hezbollah commander killed in Syria on May 13, 2016, but the developments in Gaza were evoked at the beginning and end of the interview. We only translate these excerpts. Sayed Hashem Safi al-Din is a likely successor to Hassan Nasrallah.

So what if the Ottomans shaped the modern world?

Erdogan is mesmerized by Calilph Selim but, unlike Machiavelli, he doesn’t fear him; he wants to emulate him By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at the Asia Times Once upon a time in Anatolia, in the late 13th century a Turkic principality – one of many shaped in the wake of the Mongol invasion of the 1240s – consigned the Seljuk Turks to the past and emerged

Woke insanity: why is there so little pushback?!

[this column was written for the Unz Review] The Biden Administration has gone out of its way to show itself as absolutely “woke-compatible” and even as a champion of “wokeness” (Foggy Bottom has just allowed US embassies and consulates to fly the “gay pride” flag next to the Stars and Stripes. I bet you they won’t do that in Riyadh!). According to the hyper-politically correct Wikipedia, “woke” refers to the

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UN Secretary-General Guterres: press conference in Moscow

Please forward the video to time marker 1:06 This is an important press conference as Mr Guterres completely supported the concepts of International Law (instead of some rules based international order) and Multilateralism with the UN as the international body upholding the principles of the UN Charter.  This  has been the consistent message of Russia and China. Following is a short summary of the recent speeches by Mr. Lavrov and

Insider view: the tragedy of the US Deep State

By Pepe Escobar with cross-postings Henry Kissinger, 97, Henry the K. for those he keeps close, is either a Delphic oracle-style strategic thinker or a certified war criminal for those kept not so close. He now seems to have been taking time off his usual Divide and Rule stock in trade – advising the combo behind POTUS, a.k.a. Crash Test Dummy – to emit some realpolitik pearls of wisdom. At

Pictures of a Ukrainian Dream

Pepe Escobar for The Saker Blog Picture yourself about to meet a girl with kaleidoscope eyes… No. Sorry. Actually picture merry lines of code in the R programming language – wallowing in a happy valley of game theory models which would not preclude Goth or New Romantic Walkyrie dancin’ to the 12-inch version of Bauhaus’s Bela Lugosi is Dead. Imagine this reverie coming about because of a “pin!” in your

Amidst Troops withdrawal, a disastrous School-Blast in Afghanistan

By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog The death toll in a bomb attack that targeted schoolgirls in Kabul on 8 May 2021 (Saturday) has risen to 85, around 147 people injured, some are in critical condition, and the fatality rate may increase with time. However, many schoolgirls are still missing and could not determine their safety or whereabouts yet. The school blast may be aimed to de-track troops withdrawal

Sputnik V: The geopolitical veto from the North

By Fabio Reis Vianna for the Saker Blog The scandalous smokescreen represented by the refusal of the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to recommend the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and the “technical” veto, minutely detailed in a report prepared by “impartial experts committed to science”, hides something that understandably escapes the knowledge of the Brazilian public. Accustomed to accepting explanations endorsed by “authorities on the subject” and

“For a return of the honor of our rulers”: 20 generals call on Macron to defend patriotism – Part 1

Translated by Gary Littlejohn for the Saker Blog Part 1 – Contains the first two letters – you are now here. Part 2 – Contains the next two letters. Part 3 – Commentary   Translation of First Letter April 21 2021. At the initiative of Jean-Pierre Fabre-Bernadac, career officer and manager of the site Place d’Armes [Parade Ground], around twenty generals, a hundred senior officers and more than a thousand

Hezbollah raises war readiness to 100%: Report

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/hezbollah-raises-war-readiness-to-100-report/ Description: A recent news report by the Lebanese news outlet Elnashra claims that Hezbollah has gone to full-level war alertness amid rising regional tensions between Israel and the Iran-led Axis of Resistance. Source: Elnashra (Website) : Date: 8 May, 2021 (Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by donating a small monthly amount  here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: Elnashra sources: Hezbollah summoned a portion of its members to the South and raised

Nasrallah: Israel’s demise is imminent

Translation: resistancenews.org Address of Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on May 5, 2021, as part of the joint speech of the leaders of the Axis of Resistance, in anticipation of the International Day of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) celebrated on May 7 2021. This International Day was inaugurated by Imam Khomeini in 1979, the year of the triumph of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, to revive the Palestinian cause, and is

Propaganda and the Media: Part 1 – Introduction

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, May 10, 2021 Note to Readers: For a period of about ten years, I operated a website of political commentary that contained thousands of articles, many of which were content from various media, but many being my own work. That website experienced occasional but persistent DDOS and other attacks by forces unknown Some years ago, I published on that website a three-page article on the Western media

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