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From Imperial Failures to Imperial Excuses

By Batiushka for the Saker blog The decline of Rome was the natural and inevitable effect of immoderate greatness. Prosperity ripened the principle of decay; the cause of the destruction multiplied with the extent of conquest….Instead of enquiring why the Roman Empire was destroyed, we should rather be surprised that it had subsisted for so long. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Gibbon Introduction: Imperial Failures Empires in

The War and the Future

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Foreword: Stop Living in the Past Since the historic Special Military Operation to liberate the peoples of the Ukraine from their US puppet tyrants in Kiev began on 24 February 2022, the post-1945 settlement has been over. In fact, it should have been over with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 or, at latest, at the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.

The Next Stage in Western Escalation

by Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction: The Story So Far So far the US has carried out regime changes and created military conflicts in countries friendly to or important to Russia: Iraq, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq (again), Georgia, Syria, Libya. All this was to make Russia lose important interests or deploy its own forces. It has also staged PR events such as Litvinenko, Pussy Riot, MH17, Skripals, Navalny, Bucha, the

The Oldest Lie and Why the End of the American Empire Was Delayed

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep. If the enemy is rich, they are rapacious; if he is poor, they lust for control; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them. Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To robbery, slaughter and plunder, they give the lying

Going, Going, Gone: Fiddling While the West Burns

By Batiushka for the Saker blog So when is the Russian winter offensive going to begin? Some thought it would be in December, when the ground had frozen. Now we are nearing February. However, just remember that the so-called Russian winter offensive was thought up by armchair generals. Of course, it may well exist as one of a number of scenarios among the Russian General Staff and may still happen

Game-Changing Russia

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Meanwhile, Circuses While America is prepared to pay for the last Ukrainian to die for America – the Western world is talking about something else: Harry Windsor has revealed the family secret. The family secret was that Harry is an idiot, whose strings are pulled by an American actress. Now the secret is out. Harry has himself told the whole world he is an

Help! The Beatles to Save America?

By Batiushka for the Saker blog I need somebody, Not just anybody, You know I need someone, help! So much younger than today, I never needed anybody’s help in any way, but now these days are gone, I’m not so self-assured. And now I find I’ve changed my mind And opened up the doors. In, oh, so many ways My independence seems to vanish in the haze. But every now

2023: The Future Has Arrived: The End of 500 Years of Conquistador Civilisation

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Foreword It is often said that the systemic Western European superiority complex, a disease which consists of the self-justified domination and exploitation of the surrounding world, began with the First ‘Crusade’ (1096-1099). Technically, this is true, but before it there were other events which we may call ‘Pre-Crusades’. For example, there was the massacre by the barbarian Frankish leader Charlemagne of 4,500 Saxons at

The Road from Serfdom

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction: The Pathology Just like Zionist Jews (and, as we have often said before, far from all Jews are Zionists), the Western elite suffers from a pathological superiority complex, which maintains that it has the right to play at God. Thus, the Western elite belittles Christ-God, proclaiming itself to be the Vicar of God, that is, the Substitute for God, on earth. As such,

After the Ukraine Is Over, Many a European Heart is Aching

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Foreword: The Cold Wait Northern Europe, as far south as northern Italy, is now in the grip of a wave of icy cold (no doubt, the result of global warming). As a result, observers are expecting the Russian winter offensive in the Ukraine to start all the sooner, though nobody knows when. This month or next? Maybe a dramatic entry from Belarus, cutting off

The New Russia and a Prophetic Ballad

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction: The Traitors Run from the Birth of the New Russia As the Saker has written, the New Russia was born on 24 February 2022, the first day of the SMO (Special Military Operation) to liberate the Ukraine of its militaristic Nazi demons. Almost at once, tens of thousands of hipster-type members of the Russian nouveau-riche upper class headed for Georgia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Serbia

Stop the Empire’s War on the World: From Tom Lehrer to Robert Frost

By Batiushka for the Saker blog There always have been and always will be clashes and tensions between different civilisations. In the words of an old Tom Lehrer song, National Brotherhood Week: The Protestants hate the Catholics, The Catholics hate the Protestants, The Muslims hate the Hindus, The Hindus hate the Muslims, And everybody hates the Jews. So sang a Jewish singer, some of whose ancestors, I believe, fled to

About Saving Face: Some Advice to Volodymyr Zelensky

By Batiushka for the Saker blog It matters not how much you, gentlemen, bend down before them, You will never gain Europe’s recognition: You will always be for them, Not servants, but serfs of their enlightened disposition. F.I. Tyutchev, Russian diplomat and poet, May 1867 To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal. Henry Kissinger Ditching the Ukraine It is now dawning

Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’, or, Don’t Spit in the Well

By Batiushka for the Saker blog ‘The Ukrainian people will be liberated from their Neo-Nazi rulers, they deserve to live as friends and good neighbours and prosper alongside their Slav brothers’. Sergei Lavrov, TASS, 26 November Introduction There is such a thing as retribution. This is what it says directly in the verse, ‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord’ (Rom. 12: 19) and what lies behind the

On Ukrainian ‘Refugees’

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction All nationalities have contemptuous or humorous words for their neighbours. Often these words come from the differences between them, especially as regards diet or dress. For example, the Americans call Germans ‘krauts’ (because they eat sauerkraut – pickled cabbage) and the British ‘limeys’ (from British sailors who ate limes), the French call the English ‘rosbifs’ (roast beefs) and the English call the French

Ending NATO and Correcting Stalin’s Mistake

By Batiushka for the Saker blog ‘To Hell with Washington’ Colonel Douglas Macgregor Introduction: The Atlantic and Europe Judging by its name, NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was only ever about the USA and the UK, an agreement between Americans and the half-American Churchill. After all, what relevance does the ‘North Atlantic’ have to Baltic Germany or Mediterranean Italy, let alone to Aegean Greece and Black Sea Turkey? Even

Awaiting Liberation: A Report from the Front and a Warning

By Batiushka for the Saker blog If you are expecting dramatic news and pictures from the Donbass, where Allied troops are slowly but inexorably advancing, destroying thousands of Nazis of all Western nationalities and dozens of their military vehicles and piles of their equipment every week, as they liberate towns and villages (all unreported by the Western media), sorry. This is a story from the home front. It is a

Towards the Real New World Order

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction Thirty years ago George Bush Senior, the blood of untold numbers of dead Iraqi civilians and children on his conscience, was the first to popularise the term ‘the New World Order’. No doubt he got his inspiration from looking at the slogan on a dollar bill (after all, where else would a man like that get his inspiration from?). The phrase in Bush’s

‘The Last Battle for the World’

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction When last week Allied troops quit the right (= western, or in this case northern (1)) bank of the Dnieper and so the regional city of Kherson (original population 283,000), confusion reigned among those with a short-term view of this conflict. Probably they had been listening to Western propaganda for too long. Probably they had forgotten that if Russia had difficulties holding right-bank

On Deconstructing Constructs

By Batiushka for the Saker blog Introduction: Constructs An artificially-imposed union in unnatural borders is known as ‘a construct’. Constructs are artificial, as they are populated by different peoples, who speak different languages and have different cultures, and who would prefer to live in their own common nation-state because of those differences. For these reasons constructs are always imposed top-down for ‘reasons of State’ and rejected by those who are