Guest Analyses

Deir Ezzor is a Sign of Things to Come

by The Ister for The Saker Blog The billowing wheat fields of Syria once were a staple that kept the people sated through times of struggle. Until the beginning of the war, Syria was a net food exporter, providing grain to neighboring countries and enjoying a healthy supply more than sufficient to feed its population. When the attempted overthrow of Bashar al-Assad began in 2011, the nation collapsed into chaos

Why Donald Trump Had to Go

By Peter Koenig for the Saker Blog There is an agenda. A huge agenda. It is a Globalist agenda that is in the process of inflicting gigantic harm to humanity. It is called the Covid-19 – The Great Reset, issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), authored by its founder, Klaus Schwab. If left undisturbed, The Great Reset’s plan is a crime of epic dimensions, never seen before in our

The Defense of Mr. Trump

By Sushi for the Saker Blog The header picture shows the rotunda dome of the People’s House as first seen by me in a video captured on 1/6. I had been to Washington years before. I had viewed the Jefferson Memorial through the cherry blossoms, attempted to enter the Washington Monument (the stairs were accessible, but the elevator was broken), explored the Smithsonian, stood in President’s Park and gawked at

The Making of US Empire at the dawning of its end

by Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times As the Exceptional Empire gets ready to brave a destructive – and self-destructive – new cycle, with dire, unforeseen consequences bound to reverberate across the world, now more than ever it is absolutely essential to go back to the imperial roots. The task is fully accomplished by Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy , by

Which nation will US Democrats try to destroy in the next 4 years?

by Ramin Mazaheri (@RaminMazaheri2) and cross-posted with PressTV John Kennedy’s “Camelot” was a magical time for US leftists. Too bad its promise was not fully realised – his attempted armed overthrow of the Cuban Revolution failed to return Washington’s fascist allies to power. It’s so interesting how Lyndon Baines Johnson was brought down by mass protests which were not equaled until Donald Trump. The difference is that the anti-LBJ protests

Hacking the human mind

The One and Only Significant Story About WHATSAPP’s Privacy Debate By Amir NOUR[1] for the Saker Blog “It’s only hubris if I fail” (Gaius Julius Caesar) Two years ago, almost to the day, I wrote a piece[2] in these same columns. What I thought was an important topic, namely the close and dangerous relationship between the GAFAs and transhumanism, went somewhat unnoticed, compared to other more pressing issues on the

America’s First Revolution Is Happening Now

by Paul Craig Roberts reposted on the Saker by permission source:  https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/01/19/americas-first-revolution-is-happening-now/ Hear me out and you will understand the title. There is a difference between a rebellion and a revolution.  A rebellion is what occurred in the thirteen colonies in the late 18th century.  A revolution is what occurred in Russia in 1917. A rebellion occurred in the colonies, because the subjects of the king in the colonies were treated differently

Baghdad on the Potomac: Welcome to the Blue Zone

By Pepe Escobar, exclusively for the Saker Blog The season opening of the Joe and Kammy Regime Change Show could not be a more appropriate roomful of mirrors reflecting the self-described US “political elite”. During the 2000s, I came face to face with Baghdad’s Green Zone multiple times. I always stayed, and worked, in the hyper-volatile Red Zone – as you may check in my 2007 book Red Zone Blues.

What is to be Done?

By Sushi for the Saker Blog Above is the sole extant image which conveys the attendance at the Save America rally held in President’s Park on January 6th, 2021. It appears to have been taken from a position high in the Mayflower Hotel. No American news media were troubled to attend. No official estimates of crowd size have been published. If it were not for one curious journalist affiliated with

US economic decline and global instability

by Phillyguy for The Saker Blog Summary The US emerged from WWII as the world’s preeminent economic and military power. Seven decades later, American power is in decline, a direct consequence of decades of neoliberal economic policies, spending large amounts of public money on the military and attainment of economic/military parity by Russia and China. These policies have eroded US economic strength and are undermining the role of the dollar

America’s Demise Is Near At Hand

America R.I.P. by Paul Craig Roberts reposted on the Saker by permission source:  https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/01/18/america-r-i-p-2/ For years I have been cataloging America’s decline into collapse, not merely economic collapse from economic concentration and the offshoring of jobs and investment, but also the collapse of the belief system that created some unity among a diverse population.  Today not only is the economy done for but so is the belief system that sustained social

The Rule of Law Over Fraud: Biden Election May Be Illegal, as Four Basic Legal Principles Ignored

A Citizen Against Fraudulent Elections for the Saker Blog Biden Election May Be Illegal, as Four Basic Legal Principles Ignored 1, The People’s Right to Fair Elections. 2, The Law and the State Cannot Condone Fraud. 3, Civil vs. Criminal law. 4, Checks and Balances, Due Process. 5, Difficulties and Solutions. General Discussion. Highlights Discussion. Conclusions and Proposals. Pence’s Letter. by Citizens Against Fraudulent Elections, 2020-21 Highlights 1. The Right

The American Brumaire

by Francis Lee for the Saker Blog During the late nineteenth century, the United States was the world’s most advanced capitalist country. According to orthodox (and I emphasise orthodox) Marxist theory this should have resulted in the rise of socialist movements. The development of capitalism and its internal contradictions was considered to eventually produce the situation and means that will bring about the termination of the capitalist order and establishment of socialism. Why, then, has there

Washington’s Bastille

by Jimmie Moglia for the Saker Blog Trump’s supporters, having found the vanity of conjecture and inefficacy of expectations, resolved to prove their own existence, if not by violence, at least by physical presence. They came forth into the crowded capital with an almost juvenile ambition that their numbers would be counted, their voice heard and their presence noticed. But every upheaval, from Spartacus to the Bastille, is subject to

Trump’s not-so-secret art of containing China

by Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times. It was hardly a secret throughout the Trump administration. Now, dying embers within sight, and with minimum fanfare, comes the declassification – virtually the whole document, minus a few redactions – of the US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific. Why now, no less than 30 years before the usual, standard US declassification/public record protocols apply? Don’t expect an answer

The Sheep Syndrome

by Peter Koenig for the Saker Blog Today and during the last few days new “measures” – restrictions of freedom imposed by governments for reasons of “public health security”, i. e. preventing the spread of covid infections – have been tightened throughout Europe. Literally, these treacherous governments say, “we have to tighten the screws”. Seriously. WTF – who do they think they are? Servant of the people who elected them

US post-Capitol: Armed, hysterical, depressed & yet out for blood

by Ramin Mazaheri (@RaminMazaheri2) for the Saker Blog The FBI says armed protests are being planned in all 50 states from January 16 until Joe Biden’s inauguration day on January 20. It’s a living nightmare in the US right now – what else can be said? “Hysteria” is the one word which described the United States in 2020, but in 2021 we are witnessing what happens when a hysterical sprinter

On Democracy

by Sushi for the Saker Blog I suspect most people, and the majority of Trumpists, would agree Trump is an imperfect political vehicle and that Trumpism, as political movement, is under-defined, inconclusive, and inchoate. The best that can be said about Trumpism is that it does not represent the tenets of contemporary Republicanism, or Democratic Bidenism. Trumpism is a startling new ism. That America, a staid state known to reject

9/11 Was the Prelude. 1/6 Is the Holy Grail

By Pepe Escobar with permission and cross-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation.  Whether civil war is coming will depend on the degree of stoicism prevalent among the Deplorable multitudes. I hear the sons of the city and dispossessed Get down, get undressed Get pretty but you and me We got the kingdom, we got the key We got the empire, now as then We don’t doubt, we don’t take direction Lucretia,

Democrats Launch Their Assault on Red State America – Civil War Heats Up

by Paul Craig Roberts reposted on the Saker by permission source: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/01/12/democrats-launch-their-assault-on-red-state-america/ The opening salvo against red state America is the article of impeachment against President Trump introduced on January 11 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrat Representatives David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, and Jamie Raskin.  So much for Biden’s promise to “unify the country.” What is the intent of this article of impeachment?  It cannot possibly be to remove Trump from

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