Yesterday evening I have finally come back from my week long trip to Switzerland where I barely had the time to bury my mother and go clean up her small apartment. This was probably one of the worst weeks in my life and I wanted to begin by thanking all those of you who have expressed their sympathy for the loss of my mother. Your outpouring of kindness really did touch me even if I simply did not have the time to thank you for it.
I am still jet-lagged and sick with a cold, but there has been a nasty matter which life has dumped upon me which I want to deal with right now before a resume normal blogging (which I scheduled for next Monday, December 7th): the fact that two dishonorable people decided to post the following text on the Internet: (source: http://cirilizovano.blogspot.rs/2015/11/who-is-saker.html)
Who is the Saker?
Almost a year ago to the day, I had the distinct displeasure of meeting the man who calls himself the Saker. Our professional relationship lasted less than a month, for reasons I will outline below. We parted on rancid terms and I swore to him that I would make his identity and ideological shortcomings public. I have waited until now due to milestone events in my own life and because, frankly, I was waiting to see what the loon would come up with next.
As of the end of last year, I had been following the Saker blog for several years to get news of events in Donbass and when I learned he was looking for volunteers for a Serbian sister site, I applied for the job. My original idea was to contribute some translations on an ad hoc basis but Saker had just had a major falling out with the whole Serbian team and sacked the previous team leader, Aleksandar Jovanovic. He described Mr. Jovanovic as ,,a talented translator with paranoid psychotic tendencies”. I didn’t delve too deeply into the dispute at the time (my mistake!) but later I did discover Mr. Jovanovic was quite sane, and rather a nice guy.
Anyway, after a drawing of straws among the few new Serbian volunteers, like myself, Saker himself put me forward as the new leader of the Serbian sister site. He attributed this to our common respect for traditional Slavic values, like respect for the Orthodox church and the military, plus the fact that we communicated well. I think he was also a bit influenced by the fact that I live in Argentina (not far from a cousin of his, actually), that he has family here and some fond childhood memories of holidays with them among the Russian expat community, of which I am an ardent admirer and (to the extent circumstances allow) a fleeting member.
Andrei (for by then we were on a first name basis) encouraged me to form a properly Serbian team and I promptly solicited the assistance of everyone and anyone toward that end. He promised me complete editorial freedom, which I understood to mean that all contributors, myself included, could make the points they felt were most relevant. I was convinced at this time that he was my brother Russian, and this was reenforced during the defection during this period of his French IT guru (who, I discovered subsequently, was also a very nice guy) and the threat of collapse of the entire so-called “Saker community”. At one point (as God is my witness) Andrei was begging me to assume legal ownership of all the domains in the Saker community, which had been left in limbo by Francois. I declined (for technical reasons) and it was then that my husband suggested that the Saker switch to Icelandic servers (where he is currently) to protect the integrity of his sites. You’re welcome, Andrei.
In the meanwhile, the Charlie Hebdo massacre occurred in Paris – a bunch of Muslim fundamentalists strifing the editors and staff of the “tasteless” satirical French paper, and other locales frequented by the Jewish community. For me, taste is primarily a question of education and culture; whereas freedom of speech (and editorial license) is something altogether different, supposedly one of the rights guaranteed by so-called “democracy”. Anyway, the French Saker community broke into two parts – the “I am Charlie” and “I am not Charlie” (and this had nothing to do with the withdrawal of Francois, the IT maestro, although Andrei tried to pretend this was the case). Andrei himself wrote an absolutely repulsive piece entitled “Why I am not Charlie” basically blaming the French paper for lack of refinement (a satirical paper!) and arguing that they had brought the wrath of the followers of Mohammed upon themselves because ,,they chose to provoke Islam, knowing the results this would engender”.
Faithful Serbian follower that I was of my Russian brother Andrei, I translated his article into Serbian but was most unhappy with it. By opportune chance, through a mutual friend, I chanced upon an article by the talented Serbian expat writer Aleksandar Lambros, in which he lambasts (no pun intended) the idiots who were not ,,seeing the connection” between Islamic fundamentalism and the Charlie Hebdo massacre. I have little in common with Mr. Lambros, aside from an admiration for his writing style and intellectual integrity, but I was happy to translate his Serbian into English in order to achieve a sense of balance with respect to Charlie Hebdo. Being neither Charlie nor prepared to massacre satirical staff, I was somewhat in a quandry.
I was gently (and I do emphasize ~ gently ~) reprimanded by my “brother Russian” that although I had complete editorial freedom, this did not extend as far as insulting members of the Muslim community (as the article of Aleksandar Lambros apparently did). I told him (most ungraciously, I admit) to go fuck himself and who was he, after all, to explain to a Serb, 600 years under the Ottoman yoke, the situation with Muslims? His response was that “all Serbs are crazy” (meaning me and Aleksandar Jovanovic, I guess) and that I just didn’t see he was properly respectful of Islam (whose teachings he openly compares with the teachings of the Holy Fathers of the Christian Church) ,,just like Putin admires and respects Kadhyrov”.
The Grand Strategist he is not. I did my research on Andrei Raevsky aka the Saker ex post facto and determined that he was a Swiss citizen who had already some difficulties with the Russians with respect to Chechnya. By his own admission, he was sent there as an employee of the International Red Cross and subsequently fired for his pro-Chechen bias. He later went on record in several published works as being critical of the Russian Army’s “heavy-handed approach” towards the Chechen terrorists.
He was then apparently hired on by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) out of Geneva, which sent him on several tours to ex-Yugoslavia, specifically, he claims to have been involved in “disarmament negotiations” (which can only have been detrimental to the local Serbs) in Croatia and Bosnia. Having thus cemented his friendship with the Serbs, he immigrated to the USA and underwent further grooming at the Paul H. Nitzke School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the happy hunting ground of the likes of Madeleine Albright, Condoleeza Rice. He now lives on the Atlantic coast of the state of Florida within a stone’s throw of some 30 military installations who have no problems with his primary activities: broadcasting war against the phantom “Anglo-Zionist empire” (in the cartoon where the Western sponsored ISIL are the good guys) and soliciting donations from his (chiefly left-leaning) supporters in exchange for kitschy wallets imprinted with the Saker image, and autographed copies of his book. Like any good apologist for Islam, Raevsky is also a rabid anti-Semite.
I still believe Russians are our brothers but I don’t believe that Andrei Raevsky is one of them. He is a hybrid, a GMO if you will, of Russian soul fertilized by select Western ideology. It cannot thrive, it should not multiply. It will perish.
For those who you who might not recall who Mrs Berthet is – she was the (short-lived) Serbian Saker Team Leader #2 (if I recall corrected). As for Mr Jovanovic, he held the same position right before her. To make a long story short, soon after Mrs Berthet took over she, indeed, posted an article I judged to be insulting to Islam and I asked her to avoid doing so in the future. Just for the record: each Saker Blog Team is, indeed, 100% independent in its editorial policy, but I always assumed that mentally same people would understand that this meant “within a minimal core number of values” including the respect for, if not endorsement of, any religion (this was never an issue with any other Saker Blog, even those run by agnostics – at least 3 by my count – but somehow became one with putatively “Orthodox” folks. Go figure). Anyway, at this point Mrs Berthet offered to resign which I gladly agreed to. I posted a notice on the blog saying that “The Serbian Saker blog has been purged of most of its data by the (now ex-) Serbian Saker blog Team leader following my opposition to the publication of a viciously anti-Muslim article. Mentaly sane Serbian friends are currently trying to re-start the blog.“
That short post elicited a truly fantastic reaction. Mrs Berthet send me an email which began with “saker, you lying, thieving, manipulating piece of human shit” and ended with “ultimately, you will be as sorry you crossed paths with me, as i am to have crossed paths with you, and this is NOT a joke or a threat. i hope you choke on your own vomit, VERMIN!“. Anybody interested in the full text can get it by clicking here. In 50 years of life I had never come across such an absolutely rabid expression of total, uncontrolled rage and I immediately understood that if I had, indeed, thought that Jovanovic was “insane” it was solely in the colloquial matter of the use of this expression, like “crazy dude”, but that Mrs Berthet was truly either truly mentally deranged, or possessed, or both.
Since I never respond to slander on principle and since I never engaged with mentally insane individuals, I did not reply and simply put a block on Mrs Berthet’s email address. As for the addressees of that email (I should add here that she sent that wonderful opus not only to me, but to pretty much every person she knew in the Saker community and everybody in the Serbian Saker Blog Team), they responded with a unanimous expression of disgust, especially the Serbs who were embarrassed to see a fellow Serb act in such a manner.
At this point, I had mistakenly concluded that with this exchange of pleasantries I was done with the crazy woman. Alas, I was very mistaken.
A few months later I got an email from her husband, whose full name I do not recall but whose email address indicated that he was the author of an anti-imperialist blog. Since I (vaguely) recall Mrs Berthet asking me not to make their association with this blog public I shall not reveal more details about this. Anway – Mr Berthet was writing to, believe it or not, blackmail me.
He entitled his email “if the Saker explodes it will fall on Andrei”. He then proceeded to tell me that unless I posted a note explaining that my trust in his wife was “well placed” and that she had not “participated in an attack against the blog” then that would prove my duplicity! He concluded that this was not a threat, but a wise warning. I could not believe my eyes, the man wanted me to prove my non-duplicity by lying to my readers about his wife and saying that my trust in her was well-placed and he was threatening to, precisely, betray my trust and reveal my identity :-)
Anyway, I told him that if he went ahead with this threat the moniker of “Judas” would stick to him and his wife forever (they have now apparently decided to earn it).
At this point, I need to explain a few things about my anonymity.
[Sidebar: I used to refer to my anonymity as “thin anonymity” because anybody with a little bit of brains reading my blog could have easily located me with the info I had already given out. I just got an email from a good friend whom I only had given only my first name and who now told me that he knew my full ID already for long time :-) This is how decent people are: respectful of privacy and boundaries]
Please remember that when I started my blog in 2007 I was a ‘nobody’ who was writing mainly for himself. I had exiled myself in Florida after leaving Switzerland where I had, indeed, been blacklisted for my pro-Serbian and pro-Russian views. I decided to create an anonymous blog for the following reasons:
- I wanted my former employers to forget about me
- I wanted to write about issues, not personalities
- I wanted my family to enjoy its full anonymity
I started the blog in 2007. We are now in the last days 2015. My former employers don’t even exist anymore. The 3 letter organizations I worked for have been disbanded and my former bosses are either dead of old age or retired. So reason one is now gone.
I still want to write about issues, not me or my past. So reason two is still current.
I still want my family to be safe and left in peace, but reason three is now compromised.
Which is really no big deal. After I got Brethet’s letter of blackmail, I wrote to the Saker Community Executive Committee (SCEC) members and asked for their advice: shall I go public or not? Their advice was to wait.
I should mention one more thing here: I always wanted to act like modern homosexuals and “come out of the closet” one day. I told my wife that this would be my “coming out” day and I tentatively scheduled it on May 1st, 2017 – on the 10th anniversary of the blog. But now that the crazies have gone ahead and violated my trust, my anonymity and my privacy, I am not exactly sure as to how to proceed.
So here is where I need you advice and opinion:
Initially, I thought that I had three options.
First, I considered simply ignoring it all. But it turns out that the crazies are now busy posting links to their little article elsewhere. For example, I was recently interviewed by Sputnik (http://sputniknews.com/politics/20151201/1031060730/turkey-war-russia-crimea-caucasus-central-asia-daesh.html) and a friend informed me that Mr Jovanovic had already posted this in the comments section:
Sputnik, by the way, apparently removed that comment (since I cannot find it any more). Still, this is ridiculous – honorable moderators will now have to look for these types of comments and remove them one by one? This is silly, no? (Note: my mistake – I did find the comment on Sputnik – the Saker)
Also, don’t underestimate the staying power of Berthet and Jovanovic. Not only do they get to wage their little anti-Saker crusade, but they also get to re-direct traffic towards their otherwise irrelevant blogs! So they will have a drive, a determination, to continue their “Saker denunciation” crusade long for a very long time. In fact, I predict that their next step will be to simply fabricate more pseudo-revelations about me with even less truth to them and this latest one.
My personal preference would be to “flush my mental toilet” and forget about these clowns, but they will do their utmost to keep themselves relevant for as long as they can, so that is not an option anymore.
Then, finally, there is also this consideration: besides lying about quite a few things in her post, Brethet got a lot of things simply wrong. Yes, my name is Andrei Raevsky, and the photo is me (cross-country mountain biking in Florida) but much of the rest is plain wrong, especially the chronology. There is also a lot missing ;-)
So I see two options, really, but I want you to decide:
I stick to my plan. I make my official “coming out” from my “closet” in 2017 where I write a painfully narcissistic post – all about myself – and I tell you the full story with details and all. In the meantime, we let the two idiots wait for the collapse of the Saker community (they don’t realize that many/most of the members of that community already know my identity which, to put it mildly, I have not been shy about revealing) and continue to post links to their “Saker denunciation posts”. But what we can do is *pretend* that they don’t exist, that for us they are beneath our “contempt radar”. I like that option because it gives them less power and it allows me to stick to the “coming out” date I had planned. Or
I say it all now. The big advantage of this option is that I can set the record strait now. Take for example the self-evidently idiotic assertion that I was fired from the ICRC for my “pro-Chechen” bias! Anybody who knows anything about ICRC or the rest of them western “humanitarian” organizations would realize that this is quite impossible and that, if anything, it could have been my pro-Russian bias which could have gotten me fired (in this case it was neither, but something I will never publicly discuss no matter what, since it involves the death of a group of innocent people). Their hatred for me clearly clouts their judgment so I expect Jovanovic and Berthet to get many other things wrong. So, shall I bother to set the record straight already now?
You can tell where I am leaning, of course (if you don’t – it’s “A”). Frankly, I don’t feel like “giving chase” to every bit of bullshit these two clowns will post in the future. To deal with dishonorable people always gives me the desire to take a shower and try to forget them as soon as I can. Then there is the fact that this blog is about issues, about resisting the Empire, not about “saying the truth about the Saker”. After all, WHO CARES who I really am or what I really did or did not do? I don’t want to reciprocate to these two crazies and act as if my ego and ruffled feathers (for a Saker – perfect expression, no?) are at the center of the universe and as if everybody should care?
I think that one self-centered and narcissistic post in May 2017 is plenty enough and that between today’s post (which I had to make) and 2017 I can focus on other, much more important and interesting issues.
Bottom line: my personal preference is definitely for “option A”: we all pretend like this all never happened and we just ignore the ugly actions of two dishonorable individuals. But, and this is really important, I want this to be your decision, not mine. After all, you have all, in various manners, trusted me and I now feel that if you do have questions about the allegations made, I should provide them. Besides, I really have never had anything to hide. Right now my biggest regret is that the security and privacy of my family: a wonderful wife of 22 years of marriage whom I admire, respect and love more with each day God granted me to spend with her and three children, a daughter and two boys – all teenagers. They are really the ones whom Berthet and Jovanovic have potentially hurt most. But I also can take care and protect them, and I trust in God’s mercy. But on a strictly personal level, I really don’t care about my privacy being compromised (in many ways, this makes things simpler as this is one less thing to worry about).
So, if you, my friends, want me to basically write up a short bio then I will gladly do it. Just let me know, okay?
My request to you is this:
1) please let me know who you want me to proceed from now on; let me know if you have any questions you want me to answer and share your views, comments and reactions to my explanations above.
2) Vote (in the comments section) by posting “option A” or “option B”.
3) Any other ideas are welcome.
As for me, I ask for your indulgence and understanding. I will restart the blog in full mode only on Monday. I am tired, jet-lagged and, frankly, rather disgusted with this entire business. I also need to reply to 173 emails which accumulated over just the past week! Finally, I want to take a few days to wash-off my sense of violation and disgust and deal with the loss of my mother.
And since all you got is a crappy photo of my mountain biking in central Florida, I am also leaving you with a photo of me made by my wife in Cedar Key in November 2013. I was celebrating my birthday and I wanted to toast to all those friends whom I missed on this occasion (my wife and I were alone on that day) so we took this photo. Now that my privacy has been compromised and my face is out there anyway, I figured I could show it to you without sunglasses and while toasting to you all – the wonderful and beautiful Saker community and all my friends who will be reading this post. Thank you all for being out there and for being such a source of comfort and support.
Andrei Raevsky aka “The Saker”
PS: a small note to my Serbian friends. Please do not worry about what happened. This is no way says anything about the Serbian people whom I love. We know from the New Testament that there is one traitor for every 12 folks out there and considering that our community has well over 100 actively engaged members, it was to be expected that eventually 2 individuals would be unworthy of our trust. In fact, I am amazed at the opposite: over the past couple of years there have been quite a few members leaving our community (the names of Nora, Gevorg, Francois come to my mind) and none of them ever violated the trust I put in them (for which I am sincerely grateful and I wanted to mention them by name for that). The truth is that more or less everybody I was even in semi-regular contact with knew my name, many I met in person, and a few even stayed at my home. Coming from the military world I knew full well that statistical probabilities were against me and that somebody would inevitably take the role of a “rat” and “snitch me out” but I simply did not care. More importantly, I will not deny my trust to most simply because of the inevitable betrayal of a few. You – my Serbian friends, have always been kind, generous and honorable friends towards me and my fondness and respect for you have not been affected by any of that.
PPS: to those interested in meeting me personally. Now that my anonymity is gone, please drop me an email if you are anywhere near East-Central Florida, I will gladly meet with you. Let’s make something good from something ugly :-)
Mr Saker, all of us who have had any contact with that Jovanovic know that he is a lunatic, paranoid narcissistic maniac with multiple problems. I am very sorry that you have to go through this. I am sorry, so sorry.
I would opt for ignoring it.
However, it is a bit odd that the petty POS has gotten reactivated now, a year ago, so I am thinking someone may be using him. God bless you for your work an thank you from Serbia.
I also suggest you CONTACT that Snežana and ask her is she really wrote that piece.
It may well be that she has no clue.
we suspect the guy who is persecuting you to have a mentality of a rapist. If not physical, then taking pleasure in your pain.
I am a Serb, and please, know that I am so grateful for your work.
I am sorry, sorry sorry about this. :(
(maybe it is not such a good idea to contact the looney family of Snežana, I don’t know)
Saker, it took me to write, was without personal computer.
I am that annoying Brazilian who refuses to write in English.
Already we exchanged e-mail and longtime know who you are.
I, in his case would not put either of the two options.
I do not know if you remember but half my blood is Slavic, and that half is always the life of direct and crystalline form.
Nothing to apologize if anyone did not like what he heard, that’s his problem.
Take a deep breath, hit in the chest and shout loudly:
“- I am the Saker!
I did this and that in life, so what? ”
Saker (for me you will always be saker), from me you will always have empathy and consider him as a great friend who lives far away.
His sensible analysis with his foot without “hype” is one of the best pages on the Web.
Tell me if you come close to Brasilia.
I believe that is what you should do.
The current situation is NATO trying to make a “pocket” for the Russians in Syria.
I do not think it’s an interesting thing to watch living in the Northern Hemisphere.
I foresee two situations:
1- Break the financial system;
I do not know which one will come first, but I think we have no more than eight months.
Note the phases of the moon, the waning is War.
Since 3 is compromised than pardon me for not reading the rest but take care of your connection to the Almighty Creator, and be sure your family is safe. Praying is not such a bad idea, for myself it is essential. I understand the desire to write about and make issues known to he world .TRUTH will Endure in the End….
opzione 3 : tu sei un grande, non hai bisogno di spiegare niente a nessuno. Fregatene!
Un abbraccio. Piero
PS) Ti chiedo scusa per il mio pessimo inglese…..
or in english:
Option 3: you are great and needn’t explain anything to anyone. Worry not!
ps) apologies for my poor english
Well you do realise that if you want to..you can delete..everything you have written here including your photograph and everything…and in a few months no one will remember or try to find you..well except everyone who already knows who you are..They aren’t going to cause you a problem…but some weird nutters off the scale might.
I seriously suggest you go back to anonymous…
Well I just wrote this on Craig Murray’s website..I know it goes on a bit..but delete it if you like..Its O.K. – I don’t mind.
I Love My Wife and Family Too.
I am now afraid to write my wife’s name…How Weird is THAT??? I am afraid. I can’t help it…This world has got very evil…And yet – We Have Done Nothing Wrong..
But I Know how they can just Try and Destroy You and Your Wife and Family
I think its better to try and stay Anonymous – just part of the world wide web – so you are just the same as any part of the web as we all gradually get closer to the evil at the centre of the web…This Satan..as We Close in on Him..
How Can The Evil Destroy Us When we are So many across the world and he is so little and so small?
So I asked my wife…What is The Best Gig..You Have Ever Been To.
She Instantly Replied Peter Gabriel – Hammersmith Odeon – when he did Rhythm of The Heat about 1983-84 and he just launched himself bodily into the Audience
We had Never seen anyone do that before…But I reckon he’d been practicing in Africa…and thought “well they didn’t kill me in Africa..I reckon I will be O.K. in London.”
The thing is, when he did it the first time…he really did not know what to expect…
And when we saw him do it the first time…we didn’t know what to expect. We were just completely amazed. Even Robert Plant never did that.
Peter Gabriel wasn’t Faking Anything.He brought Musicians From All Over The World To Play Live in England…We went to all his WOMAD concerts over 25 in a Row -every year- except the very first one in Shepton Mallet..My Girlfriend wanted to go…and he lost all his money…So I said O.K. – We will go and see him in Milton Keynes with Genesis Reformed – to Bail Him Out.
What Love is THAT? I don’t think it was recorded…
This is the closest I can find..
“Peter Gabriel – Lay your hands on me – Atenas 87 HD”
I think Atenas is in Costa Rica between Nicaragua and Panama
First of all I want to express you my condolences for the loss of your mother, I have lost my father few years ago and I know that no matter how old, adult and independent you are the pain is just the same.
About the subject of the article:
Mountain biking in Florida? (just for jest, but maybe not………)
This tells me that you must be quite crazy, which is not a negative trait and makes you a person I would love to have dinner or a beer together, in few words, an interesting person.
Craziness is like salt, the right quantity of it makes you food tasty, it absence makes it insignificant, excess makes it disgusting. Craziness shares boundaries with courage and love for truth and links them together, so keep on mountain biking on the Florida mountains and keep on with all the rest.
I am not a fanatic of bios, do really bios makes any difference? Your analysis are well documented, exhaustive, reasonable, full of common sense and never trivial, it comes out as clear as the sunlight that you do know what you are talking about and really it is not that important to know when, where and how you get your knowledge from. I am more interested in people than in their bios.
In my opinion, the choice is yours, just proceed the way you feel more comfortable with, and if you are interested on which choice I would make if I were in your shoes: I would go for option A.
Keep on with your excellent job.
A. Don’t let others dictate what you do. Their aim is to distract you from your main work. Like trolls they draw energies away from the principle purpose of your work. I really don’t care who you are. Your analysis speaks for itself. You are a real person. Hooray for you.
1. Saker is a good name.
2. And I decide if someone has something valuable to say, regardless of the judgments of others.
To answer the question A or B: it’s irrelevant, do what you want, nothing changes.
Anonymity is a fiction on the internet. Go for Plan B.
There is also a Plan C, but a person of conventional moral character would not countenance it. Plus, these two clowns don’t warrant the required expenditure of moral energy.
Hypothetical question: if you could affect the demise of all the world’s psychopaths with one wish, would you, as a person of ‘good moral character’ so proceed? To be truly effective, all future psychopathic tendencies would also have to be eradicated, so a genome shift would be necessary.
Option A and let the children play.
Hi, Saker, just continue the fantastic work – I share your views!!!!! Incidentally, I am reading your book and learning a lot! Many thanks! And I am already waiting for your next book!
my recommendation: option A.
No need for either option, for me. Continue to provide the best info you can on the things you know
about and wish to share.
You should do whatever your gut tells you is the right thing to do – FOR YOU and for no-one else.
I understand that considering what others suggest or would like can be, for you, a part of what is right for you.
You should not make any decision that is irrevocable, especially now, as you are badly affected by the sudden loss of your Mother, and in an emotional state. When I was nursing, we always advised anyone who had suffered a loss such as yours not to make any major decisions for about one year.
As long as it doesn’t really matter that much, that it has no immediacy attached, you should probably not make a decision now that you cannot change. Or indeed, any important decision.
Just keep doing what you’ve been doing and how you’ve been doing it; you are a success, your blog site is successful and growing and you have the total support and love of many many people. Knowing this should help to bring you strength.
Best of luck. My sincere condolences on your loss and hopes for an early regrowth of spirit.
My first reaction is that I would say while retribution has its place, that avoidance with these individuals would be preferable. if you wished to litigate or utilize third party legal means to have their comments removed from the internet that would maintain some distance from them
I would say again, not A or B.
Better to maintain some anonymity and privacy. i have no need to know your intimate histories.
That is not the purpose of this community.
i think to maintain intellectual honesty and moral not political correctness has more virtue.
Dear The Saker,
Mrs. Bether aka Mrs. Sabra, is ticked off because she cannot dictate and force upon us her hatred of Muslims to us Christians, here in your blog.
That Mrs. Bether sounds exactly like a Zionist ISRAELI JEW—rude, narcissistic, delusional, vulgarly assertive ,uncouth, revengeful, obnoxious, usually playing “eternal victims” and always resorting to their old and used up trick of calling people “anti-semitic”.
Watch this… even the former Israeli Minister says it’s an old trick used BY JEWS to shut the mouths of Non-Jews:
Anti-semitic, its a trick we always use it” — Israeli Former Minister Shulamit Aloni
Advice: Take Option A & and kick out of your mind the “chosen” Sabra Queen.
Carmel by the Sea
That cesspool mouthed Serbian??? yea! right!
I must say I am sorry that this takes away from your time working on the issues that are so important at this time. I feel that anyone with character can readily these two have none. I am in your camp hoping for a multipolar world, although it seems to be a long shot. Best wishes from a friend who is in transition also.
No, stick on your original plan, as I don’t really care about reading about who you are – and I am sure anyone who cares to know (friend or enemy) already knows. I find your blog interesting and your level of knowledge and that of your various fellow bloggers – even the banned ones have merit. I don’t enjoy self focused pieces. For the record, I would recommend against coming out EVER.
Saker, yo tambien me inclino por la opcion A …
While fully understanding your desire for Option A, my feeling is that Option B clears the air more for you and takes the oxygen away from these people.
Have only been in the vineyard for a few short months now –led here by UNZ. I definitely lean towards option A. There is too much at stake in the world for folks like you to get swallowed up in a “personality” game. Rise above the fray, and keep on doing what you do so well
Man, I just bought your book in Amazon, but it’s out of print. Any idea about when it’s going to be available again?
Please order with Amazon – they will then contact the publisher and more will be sent out. Even if Amazon says there are none in stock – do order. Thank you.
Just ignore it and do your own thing. You might try to capitalize on it.. get some interview appearances on television, etc.
The important thing is to be an analyst and to not be a sensationalist
do just as you see fitting and wise; preserve the blog/community and run it in as democratic manner as you see fit….but DO NOT let petty rivalries or internecine squabbles ruin a good thing….in USA, we get so much russfed demonizing, an antidote is sorely needed. march on saker and tell us the truth.
Saker, remember that the best security for you and your family is publicity. It is much more difficult for the authorities or other power houses to harass you, when you publish under your own name, then when you are an anonymous activist. Publicity is your safety. CIA and other intelligence agencies already know who you are, they have the technology to find out your address and identity. So, what do you have to lose? Nothing. You can gain protection from your friends and readers, and the authorities will become accountable for your safety. Plus, you should be proud of who you are and what you do.
Unless you live in Turkey.. In which case the more publicity you get the sooner you get into an unfortunate accident like slipping in the bathroom and hanging yourself or running into a dump truck….
I prefer the other slipping running and penetrating though..
As a New Zealander with a limited knowledge of European and middle Eastern history, I have found your site to be an invaluable source of views that are outside of the MSM. You and your community have my grateful thanks for providing well reasoned and intelligent commentary regarding events that are not only shaping our world but in many instances are endangering it. If option “A” is your preferred option then go with that and don’t be distracted by the nothingness of hate or spite. I am deeply grateful to you and your community. Thank You.
Go with A by all means.
and sorry about Mom.
two admiring octogenarians, nels and ola
I am still, as always interested in your informed opinions and analyses, not your personal life. Do what is best for your family.
This, too, shall pass. Don’t waste precious time. There are too many serious issues that need to be mined for the truth.
Dear Saker: Leave the whole business alone and go on with what you’re doing. It’s not about you; it’s about telling the truth–which is becoming the world’s rarest commodity. I haven’t ever written to you before, but as a Christian and a believer in truth, I value you. Thanks, Vivienne
I´m for option A
In a world of war, the first casualty is the truth.
Thus it becomes a matter of life or death, to have access to different sources of information, in order to find the truth of what is really going on in our world.
Truth will always prevail, as times goes by, but by then it may be to late to intervene.
The Saker reports, of what has happend in Ukraine, have stood the ultimate test of time.
The Saker reports helped people in western Nations realize, what kind of evil our government was engaged in, and thus helped to form a fierce popular opposition against NATO/US bombing in Ukraine, Libya, and Syria.
Thus the Saker reports, has saved millions of lives.
The growing distrust in the western population, of their own governments, has made it impossible for our governments, to conscript National forces to participate in more NATO wars.
Thus the western Empire and their hijacked vassal Governments, has resorted to financing mercenary armies, Al-CIA-DA and ISIS, via black budgets, to attack sovereign nations in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, for the purpose of plundering those Nations, to finance a corrupt and dying empire.
But thanks to the internet, the Saker and other reports, the Orthodox, Catholic and Lutheran Christian populations are today regretting the historical fracture of Christianity, and are in stead merging back to their common Christian values of Logos.
We see the same merger happening among Muslim populations, as it did not succeed for Saudi Arabia to start a war among Sunni and Shia Muslims, on the heel of the evil Empires mercenary defeats in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.
Today, I can only regret that there were no Saker reports available, when the Balkan was fractured into a civil war by NATO. If the western population had been informed at the time, of what really was going on in the Balkan war, the fate for the Christian Serbian population would have been quit different.
The Satanic evil terrorizing all nations on earth has not yet been fully defeated.
Dear Saker, Thanks for the lives you helped to save.
May your God keep you and your family safe, and please keep exposing evil.
Dear Saker , your values , and principles are more important than anything else, coments and criticism about you have more or less the same finality ,…to catapult you to the top
“This is no way says anything about the Serbian people whom I love.”
My advise to you , as a Serb myself, not to love us indiscriminantly.
There is an awfull lot of trash floating among us since 5th October,2000- the day CIA changed our government.
Besides, how could you not suspect that those Jovanovics and Berthel may not have been Jews (who, btw, love to represent us on every occasion)? Extreme foul language betrays them. They are always ‘super democrats’ and super islamo-phobes (specially against Iran!)
Use option “A” if you prefer it.
Just came across this by accident. But I do regularly read your articles and have learned a great deal from them. My only concern is that you’ll get discouraged. What you are describing is simply part of the human predicament, and must be accepted. You have achieved a well-merited renown, and such things are simply part of it. They happen either spontaneously, as you seem to think, or by plan, as I suspect. So please continue with your brilliant, measured, analyses of Russia, Zionism, and whatever else.
Had I lived in Florida, I’d definitely take you up on this invitation. However, if you ever find yourself in my corner of the world (Patagonia), I’d love to learn more from you, and have about a million questions to ask. My e-mail: [email protected]
looks like the neocons greased Berthet’s palms. Was bound to happen sooner or later. Don’t give up the fight, Saker
We should think about sending some lollipops to that silly and immature woman.
I have some experience both with dealing with the Empire and also dealing with dissidents who are too often, crazy. The thing to do, is certainly not to shed your anonymity, whatever remains of it. Do NOT make yourself the subject of your writing and do NOT make yourself into a public figure. DO NOT. It does not matter if there are some lies circulating about you. You can never catch up to liars. But you can increase the heat on yourself, by talking about yourself. it is hard but you must leave this episode behind and ignore.
There are certain self appointed “do-gooder” or “watchdog” type organizations in the US which will also pick up on the heat and increase the hassles on you if you go in the wrong direction. They are also alphabet soup outfits, posers, false friends of the poor, and downtrodden, and people by the usual suspects. I leave it to you to guess who they are. And yes this is a nom de plume for all the same reasons I just told you. In fact you would be wise once I post this message to simply take the advice under consideration and delete the message.
I suggest that you do ignore the two who harass you, think of changing nothing on your excellent blog, (changing anything would be a victory feast for them, starvation of them is better for your balance, and for our devouring of your endless news when media gives us less than none, as you might stop or disrupt your web of supports.Or feel forced to! Those two hit at an opportune time when you would be terribly vulnerable. Did you have a comprehensive autopsy done? As to your beloved family, being articulately for Russia, as I wrote more than one time before, you had become a target of the 1,000 intelligence services hosted by Homeland Security, which was set up to manage the globe. Your blog is excellent, and extremely global. I knew this would come to you in some distressing way. You might want to ask the Russia Valdai people advises…Paul Craig Roberts…you have many more you could ask..
Best of luck…sincere condolences on the death of your Mother. Now you must be your own, your letter to your readers is a cool beginning, she would be proud.
I don’t think your life, so far as I minimally understand it, warrants a bio. You seem quite ordinary as a person. I personally don’t take to Muslims, having had a berserk Moslem come at me with a broken bottle over scarce petrol supplies.
I would take option A if I were you. Defending the Moslem religion is a lot like defending the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the White Assyrian ………. You get the point. There is only one standard and that true standard flourished in Provence, southern Italy/Calabria and Bosnia-Herzegovina many centuries ago. We all know that the Ottomans forced remnants of this true standard to apostasize. When the little girl in Srebrenizca sang that lament the hair on the back of my neck went up. It was a to a tune held to among the true flock – even to this very day. They still sing this tune on Sabbath today.
Just calm down and try to see things clearly.
Snezana writes like a racketeering criminal defense lawyer plagiarizing from a letter she proudly kept from a client who she robbed and sold “down the river”. Her pussy-whipped husband has to be in the same business. Concerning issues though, you are quite right about Judas being a traitor. One of my illustrious colleagues said years ago that God hated RATS! Look what he did to Judas. But of course we know that Jesus didn’t do anything wrong, so there was nothing Judas could have ratted him out about…There are millions on this continent who are incapable of doing anything about having their names smeared, and many in prison who don’t even know, so you are very fortunate to have the intellect and the available means to respond. Your insights are great. They challenge my thinking and add to what I know.
Thanks for the interesting things you have exposed in your blog post. One thing I would really like to reply to is that FSBO relationships are built as time passes. By bringing out yourself to the owners the first weekend break their FSBO can be announced, ahead of masses commence calling on Mon, you generate a good association. By mailing them methods, educational components, free records, and forms, you become a strong ally. By taking a personal affinity for them as well as their problem, you build a solid connection that, on most occasions, pays off when the owners decide to go with a broker they know along with trust – preferably you.
Good morning everyone, first of all thank Mr Raesky and his team for the brilliant job here at the Saker blog, and I’d like to express my condolences to Andrei for his loss because I can not imagine a worst thing than burying our mothers. I’m very sorry to read this and wish peace and strength for him and his family.
Cheers from a very hot (32C/ 90F) vale do Ipiranga