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Iraq’s Hezbollah: ‘We have entered Quds equation announced by Nasrallah’: Report

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/iraqs-hezbollah-we-have-entered-quds-equation-announced-by-nasrallah-report/ Description: A news article reports that Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades) group – a key component of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi – has pledged to be a part of the regional military equation recently put forward by the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. Nasrallah had stated that the ‘Resistance Axis’ is currently working to establish an equation whereby future Israeli attacks against al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the ‘Muslim

Propaganda and the Media — Censorship, or Burning the History Books — Part 6

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog,   I have written elsewhere that probably 90%, or even 95%, of everything that you know, or think that you know, or that you believe to be true about history, is wrong. To state another way, if we were to take the history of the entire world for the past 500 years and condense it into a history book of 100 pages, a full 50 of

Peru Sitrep and Update

by Peter Koenig as an update to his initial article for The Saker Blog:  Peru had Presidential (run-off) elections on 6 June 2021 – the final result is still not published, even though the National Election Committee had finished its work and decided that, though with a razor thin margin, the socialist Pedro Castillo, primary school professor, from rural Cajamarca, won the election. His opponent, the ultra-neoliberal Keiko Fujimori –

Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/06/18 … Open Thread

2021/06/18 12:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

The Geneva summit: nothingburger or watershed?

[this column was written for the Unz Review] The long awaited summit between Presidents Putin and Biden has finally taken place, but was it a success? Will it change anything? The answer to this question very much depends on one’s expectations. Let’s take a closer look beginning with the context. Context of the summit Just about the only thing which both US and Russian observers agree on is that the

Between the lines of the Biden-Putin summit

Biden hinted US wants Russia ‘back in the fold’ but Putin won’t being leaving China’s embrace any time soon By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at AsiaTimes Let’s start with the written word. In Geneva, the US and Russia issued a joint statement where “we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” Assorted Dr. Strangeloves will cringe – but at least the world

Statements after Putin / Biden summit

Russian-American consultations began with a restricted-format meeting that included Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. After that the talks continued in an expanded format. Following the summit, the US – Russia Presidential Joint Statement on Strategic Stability was adopted. U.S. – Russia Presidential Joint Statement on Strategic Stability June 16, 2021 We, President of the United States of America Joseph R. Biden and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, note the United States and Russia have demonstrated that, even in periods of tension, they are

The real B3W-NATO agenda

By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times The West is the best The West is the best Get here and we’ll do the rest Jim Morrison, The End For those spared the ordeal of sifting through the NATO summit communique, here’s the concise low down: Russia is an “acute threat” and China is a “systemic challenge”. NATO, of course, is just a bunch of innocent kids

Peru at the Brink of Civil War? The Uprising of the Dispossessed

By Peter Koenig for the Saker Blog On 28 July 2021, Peru, with her 33 million inhabitants, celebrates 200 years of Independence. The People of Peru may have chosen this Bicentennial celebration, to bring about a drastic change to their foreign and national oligarchy-run country. In a neck-on-neck national election run-off on 6 June 2021, the socialist Pedro Castillo, a humble primary school professor from rural Cajamarca, a Northern Peruvian

Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/06/15 … Open Thread

2021/06/15 00:30:05Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

Empire of Clowns vs. Yellow Peril

Global South will be unimpressed by new B3W infrastructure scheme funded by private Western interests out for short-term profit  By Pepe Escobar with permission and first posted at Asia Times It requires major suspension of disbelief to consider the G7, the self-described democracy’s most exclusive club, as relevant to the Raging Twenties. Real life dictates that even accounting for the inbuilt structural inequality of the current world system the G7’s

Sitrep: Here Comes China: Elephants, Finance and Trade, RCEP

Selections from Godfree Roberts’ extensive weekly newsletter: Here Comes China. You can get it here: https://www.herecomeschina.com/#subscribe Further selections and editorial and geopolitical commentary by Amarynth. If you do not know about the wandering elephants that are firing up imaginations, you cannot possibly be up on your reading on China.   The launch of the Huawei Harmony operating system is the first serious competition for Apple and Google in the world. 

Israel must choose between civil war or regional war : Senior Lebanese Analyst

  Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/israel-must-choose-between-civil-war-or-regional-war-senior-lebanese-analyst/ Description:   In a recent appearance on a political talk show, senior Lebanese political analyst Nasser Qandil said that Israel is currently going through a sensitive and dangerous period of its history, in which it must choose between “civil war or regional war”. Source:  Al Mayadeen TV : Date:  June 8, 2021 (Help us keep producing independent translations for you by donating a small monthly amount  here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true)

Propaganda and the Media — Let’s Tell Some Lies — Part 5

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, June 13, 2021 I stated in earlier articles that we are subjected – more often than we might imagine – to news articles that were entirely fictitious, reporting on news events that either never occurred, or where the description bore no resemblance to the actual event. One of the most common ploys is to fabricate an event – usually an atrocity tale of some nature –

What’s in a mere premise?

by Naresh Jotwani for the Saker Blog Almost every adult believes that he or she is rational, because he or she can easily cite many simple but important examples of personal rational behaviour in daily life. Selecting one from several packs of cereal in a store, for example, or making sure that a child is properly dressed and equipped to go to school. Any civilized society in the world rests

Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/06/11 … Open Thread

2021/06/11 13:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at the Primakov Readings International Forum, via videoconference, Moscow, June 9, 2021

https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/4779515 Mr Dynkin, Ladies and gentlemen, Friends, I am grateful for the invitation to speak again at the Primakov Readings International Forum. It is one of the most highly respected international venues for a committed professional dialogue, although probably the youngest. I would like to thank the leadership of Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) for suggesting the idea of this forum and for the commendable organisation of

Another sad incident of Islamophobia in Canada

by Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog A Pakistani-Canadian family recently fell victim to another hate crime against Muslims in Canada. Five members of a Muslim family became the latest target of anti-Islam attacks in Canada. The hate crime claimed the lives of four family members and critically wounded a child. Police said the victims were two women aged 77 and 44, a 46-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl. A

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