Chris Faure for The Saker Blog While the Mena is exploding in tensions, the Empire is hungry and is not leaving these countries in Latin America any breathing room. Although it can be argued that the circumstances are different in each, there are certain commonalities that can be pointed out. Venezuela The Trump administration warned early in February of “impactful” measures on the government of Venezuela First was a blanket
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By Chris Faure for The Saker Blog Can you imagine the puce colored faces of indignation in the US house of exceptionalism when Mr Lavrov grabbed the imperial tiger by the tail during his 3-country trip to Latin America. His trip may not have been planned this way, but it gave an opportunity for Lavrov to resist the warmongering SOTU address of Mr Trump, where Trump again took aim at
By Chris Faure for The Saker Blog It was a good speech that Mr Trump made at Davos. He studied his lines and his part well. Starting off with a serious sonorous recitation of The Great American Comeback and following with economic numbers that are so incredibly good, the best ever, a turnaround and a boom, he ended this part stressing the best in the entire world and in all
by Chris Faure – for The Saker Blog At the time of writing, just in from RT – Mr Putin is in Syria on surprise visit and has already held talks with Bashar Assad. It is not hard to understand that world leaders have most probably doubled up on their already excellent security and will travel highly secured, with no pre-announcement. The myth of the US as the self-purported savior
Chris Faure for The Saker Blog This previous sitrep is still valid as to the actions of Mr Trump and Mr Pomeo Mr Pompeo’s twitter continues to contain just one statement after the other of calls that he is making around the world stressing that the US is committed to de-escalation and that this was defensive action. It is quite a masterful performance of bluster containing nothing. Mr Trump added
by Chris Faure – for The Saker Blog The most telling US reactions to their killing of General Soleimani. The US, by the names of Pompeo, Trump and Mark Esper are in full damage control mode. If it was possible they would be bicycling backwards while trying to look forwards. First, Mr Trump: his role is to malign, disgrace and to vilify General Soleimani in order to convince his internal
By Chris Faure – for The Saker Blog Empire is still strong, but fast becoming toast. We can only look at the very last few happenings in our world to see that the only weapon that they have left is to try to pump glue into the global systems fast, and they hope this will give them leverage or maintain control. If nothing works, then just maybe they can grab
By Chris Faure for The Saker Blog If you thought that the demonization of Russia and incessant Russophobia over the past years from the West, with hardly a highly likely shred of evidence, was unconscionable and the absolute pinnacle of all demonization campaigns ever, get ready for the demonization of China. In true Hollywood Blockbuster style, the China Fear campaign promises to be bigger and better theater than the complete
A South African writer for The Saker Blog Let’s set the social scene with a video from Vesti News: People are getting accustomed to living this way. The Neo-Chiefs in the Ruling Party do not care for the minorities, and neither do they care for their own. In the final section, we will return to social issues. Mentioning a second introductory point may be timely for a watch list. If
by Chris Faure for The Saker Blog The Trading Community I grew up in the dark continent on farms, where, in the local trading town, my parents owned the meat businesses, the Jews owned the general store, the Indians owned the fabric store and sold shoes and pointy bras. My mom owned the fashion store and hairdresser. Of course, there was the mechanic who fixed cars and tractors and big
Chris Faure for The Saker Blog President Xi Jinping announced The Belt and Road initiative or ‘the new Silk Road,’ six years ago during a state visit to Kazakhstan. The idea is to establish and maintain trade corridors between more than 60 countries in Central Asia, Europe, and Africa. The design is inspired by the legacy of the historical Silk Road that connected the East and the West for centuries.
by Chris Faure for The Saker Blog We all ask the question regarding what is next? What are we going to see and experience next in our world. What will be first: a global economic crash or a world war or a few more smaller wars? This piece will focus on the current demagoguery and adds some options and alternatives to this binary lineup of either large or small kinetic
by Chris Faure for The Saker Blog (*This is accurate at the time of posting but the situation is still developing fast. Updated comments at the end.) It came as no surprise this past week when the US Administration made good on their promises to attempt to Regime Change Venezuela, the third part of John Bolton’s Troika of Tyranny, the other parts being Cuba and Nicaragua. But there were a
by: Chris Faure for The Saker Blog “The world is a very dangerous place!” “The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq’s fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, propping up dictator Bashar Assad in Syria (who has killed millions of his own citizens), and much more. Likewise, the Iranians have