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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

The End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End

By Batiushka for the Saker blog God is not in force, but in truth St Alexander Nevsky Introduction: How Much Longer? Many ask how much longer will the US war against Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine last? Some say only another two or three months, others much longer, even five years and more. For my own reasons I say another eighteen months, until 5 May 2024. Whatever you think, it

From the Surreal to the Real to the Meta-Real

By Batiushka for the Saker blog The Surreal For one brief moment we thought that Monty Python had made a comeback, starring Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. Surreal because of both characters, the former who returned post-haste from the Caribbean dreaming of a victorious return, the latter who appears to have been responsible for the terrorist attacks on the Nordstream pipelines (so said Truss’ mobile phone) and the Crimea-Kerch Bridge.

The End-Game

By Batiushka for The Saker blog It is now dawning, even on self-deluded Western politicians and their presstitute media, that the situation just cannot go on like this. Let us take just the news headlines from 18 October. The US publication National Interest reports that the Ukraine could only last one month without US aid. https://news.mail.ru/incident/53516988/?frommail=1 The governor of the province of Kherson, Kirill Stremousov, has announced on the Russian

On Trussification: From Decolonisation to Desperation to Hopelessness to Farce

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Decolonisation: The Western Withdrawal from Asia, Africa and Europe The Western European Empires have gone. The bankrupt Spanish Empire went first, in the century before last, the Germans lost their colonies in 1919 (at the same time as the Austro-Hungarians lost their European colonies), then the Italians lost their fantasies in Africa during the Second World War, the Germans got kicked out of their

Lies, Lies, Lies

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Introduction: Narcissists All One of the laziest but most effective forms of lying (propaganda/spin) is not simply to tell the opposite of the truth, but rather to lie by attributing to your enemy your own weaknesses. That way you do not have to invent anything, you just make a transfer. An example is how the Kiev regime, which at that time had lost 60,000

Saving Private Ukraina: The End-Game on the Horizon?

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Some commentators on this site have always been impatient for more dramatic Russian military action in the Ukraine, a Red Army Blitzkrieg involving the flattening of Kiev and many other cities. I suspect that, unlike military men, they have no idea of the horrors of real war. Unlike warmongering politicians, who do not do the fighting and do not face getting splattered by the

All Quiet on the Eastern Front? Not At All, Atlantis

by Batiushka for The Saker blog Speaking at a rally and concert on Red Square, held in support of the results of the referenda, President Putin recalled how the USSR was formed when Russia created the modern Ukraine. The President stressed that ‘it was Russia that had created the modern Ukraine, transferring significant territories, the historical territories of Russia itself, along with the population, whom no one had asked about

American Roulette

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Introduction: America’s Death-Wish ‘Russian roulette’ is a most peculiar expression. At least for any Russian. For the simple reason that he has never heard of it. In fact, it does not exist in Russian, neither the expression, nor the reality. It is something we learn about with astonishment when we learn English. The expression is an American invention and only an American with a

Never Again

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Just as in 1812 and in 1941, so now too in 2022 the Western nations have joined together in order to attack Russia and divide and destroy her. The Special Military Operation could have been over in March, but the West would not allow it. It is over now, for the West has escalated a local liberation campaign into a full-scale war. On this

Why the Ukraine is Not a New Afghanistan

By Batiushka for The Saker blog There’s an east wind coming all the same. Such a wind as never blew…. It will be cold and bitter….and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it’s God’s own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared. His Last Bow, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, October 1917 Poor and

Apocalypse Later?

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Clearly, the only certain thing in the Ukraine is that Western aggression is being ‘monsterminded’ centrally from the Pentagon and Brussels. The current counterattacks by NATO-guided, Western mercenary-led and Western-armed Kiev forces around Kharkov, Kherson and elsewhere in Eastern Ukraine against the Allies, the new attacks by Azerbaijan on Armenia, the new Special Forces exercises in southern Moldova, the new threat of war against

A Turning-Point Once Every 500 Years

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Introduction: The Old Queen I recall some forty years ago meeting an elderly English lady, a farmer’s wife called Mrs Dove, who had been present as a schoolgirl at the funeral of Queen Victoria. ‘When the old Queen died all those years ago’, she reminisced nostalgically, ‘everything was draped in black and everyone was dressed in black’. Now Victoria’s great-great-granddaughter, the new ‘old Queen’,

The Coming Victory of Native Europeans in the UK and the EU

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Introduction: A Spectre Is Haunting Europe A spectre is haunting Europe – it is the spectre of poverty. The bets are now on as to which European country will collapse first. Among the front runners you will find Portugal, Latvia, Ireland, Romania, Italy, Moldova, Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Bulgaria, France and Slovakia. But perhaps none of them is more likely to fall first

Unicorns Are Real

by Batiushka for the Saker blog Unicorns Are Real or It Must Be True, the Western Media Told Me So An autumn chill is descending on every European country, though in each country in different ways. Gas-dependent Germany and Italy are desperate for Russian gas. It is not just homes, but whole factories which face imminent closure in energy-intensive industries. The result of that will be mass unemployment. By ‘mass’,

A Story for Children

By Batiushka for The Saker blog Once upon a time there was a world where there were four Kingdoms. These were called the Kingdom of the North, the Kingdom of the East, the Kingdom of the South and the Kingdom of the West. Now the smallest Kingdom by far was the Kingdom of the West, which was only a tiny part of the whole. But it was by far the