Saker Analyses and Interviews

Interview with A.B. Abrams about his latest book and the war in Syria

by Andrei for the Saker blog A.B. Abrams has just released a new book entitled World War in Syria – Global Conflict on the Middle Eastern Battlefields.  Here are two locations were you can order this most interesting volume: For those who don’t remember who Abrams is, here are two of his previous contributions to the Saker blog: The book got A LOT of praise already,

9/11 twenty years later and cheap & ubiquitous cellphones

by Andrei for the Saker blog Twenty years have passed since 9/11, so where do we stand today?  I will give my short answers as bullet points and then let you post your own conclusions.  Here are mine: Numerous engineers, architects, chemists, researchers and others have proven beyond a reasonable doubt that 9/11 was a controlled demolition. There is very strong, albeit indirect, preponderance of evidence that the Israelis were

The Ukraine claims to be ready for an imminent war, today or tomorrow :-)

by Andrei for the Saker blog Well, we heard that, what, 10’000 times already?  Probably. But is this a reason to simply ignore yet another tsunami of hysterics coming out of Kiev? I mean, I get it: North Stream 2 has been completed today, all that’s left is a bunch of paperwork (which the Poles and Ukies are still trying to sabotage by offering to “participate” in the bureaucratic processes).

The Taliban, 9/11, the Empire, MAGA eastern wet pampers

by Andrei for the Saker Blog Most of you must have heard it: the Taliban will organize a major celebration on September 11th to mark the liberation of Afghanistan from the US occupation and the creation of the new Afghan government.  The Russians and the Chinese have been invited.  As are the Pakistanis.  Not sure about Iran (do you know?)? The Afghan government could be called a “GITMO government” since

Ukie terrorist group caught in Crimea

Actually, there have been a lot of terrorist attacks on Crimea, but either they were caught, or the actual damage was minimal.  So it’s not something new. This time, the Ukie SBU hired to guys to place explosives.  Everybody was caught. Now here comes the important factoid: all these attacks were planned and coordinated by either the Ukie SBU or the Ukie military intelligence service GUR (yes, like GRU, just

This and that, and some news and some more music

Dear friends First, a few quick announcements: We currently have 79 participants signed up for the Christian Vignettes This is NOT a closed list, newcomers can apply until the group becomes unmanageably too big (and we are not there yet!) One user entered a bad email or had a full email inbox.  All others should, by now, have received their credentials to sign in and participate in the discussion In

Wanna see what a US ‘hero’ looks like and how they really behave?

I heard about that video on Russian TV.  I decided to check it out.  Let’s make this clear, this is not a video produced by RT or some other “Putin propaganda toll farm”.  These are the US servicemen Biden calls “heroes”.  Here it is, with no need for further comments from me.  Behold the best and greatest warrior-heroes in history: Note: should YouTube decide to “patriotically” “correct” or “cancel” this

“Alexandria” by Yiannis Kotsiras (Live 2012)

I have always been a big fan of Greek music, be it traditional singing, Orthodox singing and even more modern types of Greek music of the Rebetiko style including, for example, Giorgos Dalaras.  Here is an example of Dalaras singing the famous Cuban son “Hasta Siempre Comandante” with Al Di Meola on guitars(!): Today a family member sent me a video of a singer I did not know, Yiannis Kotsiras,

Why the current hysteria?

by Andrei for the Saker Blog The current mass hysteria about what just happened in Kabul and the rest of Afghanistan is not dying down. Why is that so? I believe that what is happening is this: if we compare the people of the USA to the passengers on the Titanic, we could say that our passengers were listening to the still playing orchestra until their feet got soaked in

Upcoming small changes to the Saker blog (UPDATED)

Dear friends, For various reasons, I plan to make the new Saker blog more similar to the very old Saker blog (2007-2012). None of the planned adjustments below will dramatically change anything, so please think of is as a kind of mid-life minor maintenance overhaul. What follows is a summary of these changes: The biggest change will be not in what I write, but how I present things to you.

Quick update on the Kabul situation

Since I wrote my overview about the causes and implication of the Kabul disaster things have not improved in the last. It is clear that the “Biden” administration has tried very hard to do some damage control, but that only made things even worse (just think of Biden’s talks to the nation).  It is also clear that there is no way the US can evacuate all its citizens, nevermind former

Small Saker announcement (UPDATED)

Dear friends, I have LOTS of news for you, all of them good. I am writing a detailed open letter to you, the readers, to inform you of the coming changes to how this blog operates and spelling out things which in the past I only alluded to or rarely mentioned. But I am also still tired, but off my antibiotics and better rested. Please give me a day or

Will Afghanistan turn out to be US imperialism’s “Last Gleaming”?

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] In October of last year I wrote a column entitled “When Exactly Did The AngloZionist Empire Collapse” in which I presented my thesis that the Empire died on 8 January 2020 when the Iranians attacked US bases with missiles and the US did absolutely nothing. Yes, this was the correct decision, but also one which, at least to me, marked the death

Interview with Roger Waters

Do I even have to introduce Roger Waters to my readers?  Those born in the  1970s-80s  all know the name “Pink Floyd” as one of, if not the THE, most talented group in the history of pop/rock music.  As for our younger readers, they at least will have heard of albums like The Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall.  Then there are the comparatively more recent releases by

The Christian Vignette project is ready – now you can sign up

Dear friends, After some rather involved work by our webmaster Herb (thanks!!) the Christian Vignette project is ready to go.  To see how we have organized the thing, please see this announcement by Herb: I would like to stress out that this is still somewhat of a “Beta” version, so there might be bugs and things to fix.  If you encounter problems, please email Herb at  Please do

The Saker blog vs the anti-COVID crusaders (Saker rant)

Dear friends (well, and foes), I have followed with absolute amazement what has just happened at the Unz Review.  First, Ron posted an interview of himself being questioned by Mike Whitney.  With its admittedly eye-catching title (authored by Mike Whitney, not Ron Unz!)  “Are the Opponents of the Covid Injections “Anti-Vaxx Crackpots” it was clear that this interview would get a lot of reactions.  But what happened then truly amazed

The Empire failed to beat Russia in Tokyo, in spite of cheating!

The Empire truly tried everything.  First, Russia was accused of doping solely on the credibility of one man who had to flee Russia to avoid being jailed (for doping athletes, no joke! ).  Of course, no actual evidence was provided.  Then, in an amazing case of collective responsibility, ALL the Russian athletes were banned from not only displaying a Russian flag or hear the Russian national anthem.  The Russians could

Has the US begun its “great retreat”?

[This column was written for the Unz Review] I have to begin this column by admitting that “Biden” (note: when in quotation marks, I refer to the “collective Biden”, not the clearly senile man) surprised me: it appears that my personal rule-of-thumb about US Presidents (each one is even worse than his predecessor) might not necessarily apply in “Biden’s” case. That is not to say that “Biden” won’t end up

Iran, the COVID pandemic and the USA

Recently, Ron Unz published a truly superb interview where Mike Whitney (a COVID-dissident) asks Ron Unz to clarify his views on both the pandemic and those who deny its origin/severity/danger. This interview is, by far, the best text on this topic I have ever come across.  When I read it my conclusion was “Unz, game, set and match”.  I STRONGLY urge those who still believe in the “plandemic” cum Big