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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

The Empire is losing the energy war

by The Ister for The Saker Blog We can see the ongoing war against Russia’s energy industry as an act of revenge from the Empire – but a war which it is losing. After Putin prevented the looting of the country’s energy reserves in the early 2000s, this economic war was launched, designed to cripple the nascent Russian Federation’s oil and gas industry and by extension the Russian economy as

WEF and the “Jobs Reset Summit”- A New Outrage in Disguise

By Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Jobs Reset Summit report (October 2020) starts out with some flowery wording. You have to give it to them. They have a way with meaningless niceties, hardly anybody beats them. Here we go for the beginning: “After years of growing income inequality, concerns about technology driven displacement of jobs, and rising societal discord globally, the combined health and

Is America’s Future a Civil War?

Will it become a world war? by Paul Craig Roberts reposted on the Saker by permission source: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/01/10/is-americas-future-a-civil-war/ As a person who grew up in the glorious aftermath of World War II, it never occurred to me that in my later years I would be pondering whether the United States would end in civil war or a police state.  In the aftermath of the stolen presidential election, it seems a

Biggest threat to global leftism returns to power: US fake-leftism (1/2)

by Ramin Mazaheri (@RaminMazaheri2) for the Saker Blog It was an interesting ride, at least, but the Electoral College’s vote for Joe Biden marks the definitive end of the Donald Trump presidency. Trump was somebody you could never support in a vacuum, only by comparison; there’s nothing wrong with a united Europe but not this American-penned, neoliberal version, so it’s clear why Britain chose Brexit; France has long been the

America’s Color Revolution

by Paul Craig Roberts reposted on the Saker by permission source:https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/01/07/americas-color-revolution-2/ The Establishment has imposed a color revolution on the American people.  Ekaterina Blinova is a journalist who reognized that a color revolution has occurred in America under the guise of a presidential election. https://sputniknews.com/us/202011221081242712-politburo-are-dems-striving-to-win-it-all–turn-us-political-landscape-into-one-party-system/ The Establishment used the Democrats for their purpose, because Trump was in office under the Republican banner.  Trump, of course, is a populist, but there

The Assange saga: Practicing real journalism is criminally insane

By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times Synchronicity is definitely fond of mirror wonderwalls. The Julian Assange saga seemed to have entered a new chapter as he was, in thesis, on his way to – conditional – freedom this past Monday, only one day after the first anniversary of the start of the Raging Twenties: the assassination of Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani. The fate of the

This week in the US: The ‘model nation’ for no nation anymore

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV As this article is on the verge of publication the United States Capitol has been occupied by protesters on the day of Electoral College’s presidential vote. It’s very exciting stuff, certainly, but an insatiable craving for excitement seems to have long been a major flaw of Western culture. Few people are as guilty of greedily loving the short-term sugar high of daily news

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