The Saker:ㅤPepe Escobar : Interview with The Press Project

From a unipolar to a multipolar world.  This is my itvw with the wonderful folks at The Press Project in Greece.  In English, with Greek subtitles. The Essential Saker IV: Messianic Narcissism's Agony by a Thousand Cuts The Essential Saker III: Chronicling The Tragedy, Farce And Collapse of the Empire in the Era of Mr MAGA  » Lees verder op site The Saker

The Saker:ㅤSitrep Operation Z: Yes, it is ‘The Grind’

For the Saker Blog by Saker StaffThis is a short sitrep just to bring the latest information together.  First, Brian Berletic does a fine job of describing the battlefield for us, without drowning it in detail.  He makes a lot of sense and touches on those ‘wonderful M777 howitzers’, which, if we believe the Wurlitzer Media, are making a decisive difference.  Well, they are not.A summary of Berletic’s update for Russian military operations in Ukraine…

The Saker:ㅤAzov surrenders. Who will be the sacred martyr now?

By Batko Milacic for the Saker BlogOn the night of May 17, after brief negotiations, Ukrainian army units, blocked by Russian troops at Azovstal in Mariupol, began to surrender. Initially, it was announced that the Ukrainian military wanted to hand over to Russia their wounded whose condition in the cellars of a huge factory was hopeless. However, it soon became clear that the entire “Mariupol garrison” as the remnants of the nationalist volunteer regiment “Azov”…

The Saker:ㅤGermans ´schwedt´ hard for Russian oil

´Krautensuiciden´:by Jorge Vilches for the Saker BlogGermans will soon passionately conjugate a very strange new verb amongst themselves, the infinitive form of which is “ to schwedt ”. Of course, all sorts of ironic phraseology will emerge in the blogosphere with creative commentariati wondering whether “to schwedt or not to schwedt”… or millennials surely indicating to “chill it, don´t schwedt it ”…So, you may wonder what exactly is this ´schwedt´ thingy about ? Well, it…

The Saker:ㅤMoveable Feast Cafe 2022/05/21 … Open Thread

2022/05/21 23:30:07Welcome 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 business … come on in…

The Saker:ㅤMore Gonzalo Lira: No More Lies, No More BS

And this is the real issue:And a little real history and situation today, that would be fine to discuss at a barbecue and probably not at a formal summit. The Essential Saker IV: Messianic Narcissism's Agony by a Thousand Cuts The Essential Saker III: Chronicling The Tragedy, Farce And Collapse of the Empire in the Era of Mr MAGA  » Lees verder op site The Saker

The Saker:ㅤA Rare Look into Michael Hudson’s Email Inbox – US amazing threats against China and India

Dear K C,China won’t go along with this surrender, will it? This is amazing!MichaelUS Sanction ENFORCEMENT THREATSEdward Wong and Michael Crowley, “U.S. Aims to Cripple Russian Oil Industry, Officials Say,” The New York Times, May 19, 2022.BERLIN — The Biden administration is developing plans to further choke Russia’s oil revenues with the long-term goal of destroying the country’s central role in the global energy economy, current and former U.S. officials say, a major escalatory step that…

The Saker:ㅤMichael Hudson: Interview with RT – Transcript

Michael Hudson’s interview with RT – May 19 2022.Peter Scott, RT anchor: Joining us now is Michael Hudson, economist and author of “Super-Imperialism” and the recently-published “Destiny of Civilization”. Welcome to the programme, Michael.Michael Hudson: It’s good to be back.PS: Let’s say all these European programmes like the REPOWER Programme come into effect, how do you expect the EU standing to be on the stage after that?MH: Well, the EU standing will be squeezed economically.…

The Saker:ㅤRussia Rewrites the Art of Hybrid War

Hybrid War is being fought predominantly in the economic/financial battleground – and the pain dial for the collective West will only go up.The ironclad fictional “narrative” imposed all across NATOstan is that Ukraine is “winning”.So why would weapons peddler retrofitted as Pentagon head Lloyd “Raytheon” Austin literally beg since late February to have his phone calls answered by Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, only to have his wish finally granted?It’s now confirmed by one of my…

The Saker:ㅤAndrei Martyanov: Feeling Sitrepish on May 20

Andrei Martyanov talks about a very important issue almost buried in the other issues.  That is the Global Conflict which he describes as the west against the global community coalescing around Russia and China now.  On the Saker Blog, Andrei Raevski called it Zone A and Zone B, we can simply call it the west against the rest.Please visit Andrei’s website: https://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/ and support him here: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60459185 The Essential Saker IV: Messianic Narcissism's Agony by…

The Saker:ㅤSo How Serious is Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Romance?

By Cynthia Chung for the Saker BlogIn the history of civilization, Politics has more often than not, been a matter reduceable to the question of “whose side are you on?”Granted it is not an easy affair to discern what most-nearly approaches truth in the fog of “the present.” Hindsight is 20/20 they say, although that is also not entirely true, for the interpretation of history is just another battlefield, albeit in much slower motion.In a…

The Saker:ㅤSitrep Operation Z: The Ukrainian fighters’ will to resist is deteriorating fast

For the Saker Blog by Saker StaffKhodakovsky’s (commander of Vostok Battalion) noted that they have +1,800 prisoners of war in custody. Another 80-90 surrendered over the past 24 hours and the estimate is that a few hundred is still in the hole.It is visible! It is palpalable! Morale in the both the Armed Forces of the Ukraine as well as in the general society is dropping like a stone. Soldiers are laying down their weapons,…

The Saker:ㅤBriefing by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Moscow, May 18, 2022 (Extensive)

https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/1813888/Table of contentsForeign Minister Sergey Lavrov to attend BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting Sergey Lavrov’s participation in the 100 Questions for the Leader project at the Yevgeny Primakov Gymnasium Update on Ukraine Involving minors in Ukrainian nationalist formations Statement by Western leaders accusing Russia of cyberattacks against the Ukrainian communications infrastructure EU allegations of Russia’s “responsibility” for global food insecurity Biological warfare research in Ukraine Closing Canada’s CBC bureau in Moscow Situation at the JCPOA reactivation…

The Saker:ㅤTo Yellow Vests he’s the radical: Macron imposes ‘radical centrism’ for Brussels

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blogDuring the only debate featuring the five principal 2017 presidential candidates the National Front’s Marine Le Pen zinged Macron with the night’s best line:“You have a crazy talent: You just managed to speak for seven minutes, and I am incapable of summarising your thoughts – you’ve said nothing. It’s completely empty,” she said, and then turned around to the audience and admired, “It’s an art, huh?”(This is the eleventh…

The Saker:ㅤThe brutal invasion of Iraq

This speaks for itself and needs no comment.This is the single best thing that has ever happened. There has never been a better thing than this. https://t.co/bYkZmsDgcm— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) May 19, 2022 The Essential Saker IV: Messianic Narcissism's Agony by a Thousand Cuts The Essential Saker III: Chronicling The Tragedy, Farce And Collapse of the Empire in the Era of Mr MAGA  » Lees verder op site The Saker

The Saker:ㅤToward a Theory of Impossibility: Column Upends Science

By Fred Reed for the Saker BlogIn today’s column, we will revolutionize science, and establish that much of what we believe, at least regarding living things, is at best improbable and likely impossible. Science won’t notice, so no harm will be done.As we explicate the Theory of Impossibility, we must begin with particle physics. This will give the column a touch of class. Specifically, the Fundamental Theorem of Quantum Mechanics states, “If a thing makes…

The Saker:ㅤOpen thread for today

An article of interest published by U.S. Army War College shortly after the Orange Revolution:“Ukraine After the Orange Revolution: Can It Complete Military Transformation and Join the U.S.-Led War on Terrorism?” by Deborah Sanders Dr. October 2006https://press.armywarcollege.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1708&context=monographsIt details the extent of military cooperation between U.S., NATO, and Ukraine. These remarks especially caught my attention:“The Ukrainian government demonstrated its commitment to the U.S.-led defeat of international terrorism when it deployed a chemical and biological decontamination unit…

The Saker:ㅤMoveable Feast Cafe 2022/05/18 … Open Thread

18-05-22 12: 00: 00, 2022/05/18 12: 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…

The Saker:ㅤSitrep Operation Z: NATO surrenders in Azovstal

18-05-22 11: 55: 00, For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff with thanks to Pepe Escobar for that prescient titleNazi Azovites – from rats in a hole to fish in a barrel – This is what denazification looks like!The New York Times prevaricates as follows:  Ukraine ended its “combat mission” in Mariupol and said fighters were being evacuated, signaling that the battle at a steel plant was over. https://nyti.ms/3sIon9BZelensky adds some Ukrainian/Cocainian dreams to that:…

The Saker: Sitrep: Rusland

17-05-22 04: 57: 00, Aantekeningen van AmarynthHet lagerhuis van het Russische parlement, de Doema, is van plan de mogelijke terugtrekking van het land uit de Wereldhandelsorganisatie (WTO) en de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie (WHO) te bespreken, " Lees verder op site The Saker

The Saker:ㅤAf after the NATO War is Over

17-05-22 04: 36: 00, Door Batiushka voor de Saker BlogVergis je er niet in: De tragische oorlog die zich momenteel afspeelt op de Oekraïense slagvelden is niet tussen de Russische Federatie en Oekraïne, " Lees verder op site The Saker

The Saker:ㅤDeath by a thousand cuts: waar is de westerse Oekraïne-strategie?

16-05-22 04: 26: 00, De beukende, dagelijkse westerse verhalen over 'Oekraïense overwinningen' en 'Russische verliezen' onderbouwen het gebrek aan een werkelijke, samenhangende Grote Strategie tegen Moskou.Door Pepe Escobar, geplaatst met toestemming van de auteur en cross-posted bij The CradleTerwijl we allemaal bekend zijn met Sun Tzu, " Lees verder op site The Saker

The Saker: Virtueel Rusland, virtuele Russische strijdkrachten, slechte informatie, slechte planning, slechte resultaten.

15-05-22 10: 26: 00, "Geloof onzin of kijk duidelijk naar de feiten."In een "wildernis van spiegels", hoe kan een niet-militair en/of inlichtingenspecialist bepalen wat de feiten zijn? Hoe bepaalt men wie te vertrouwen is?Waarheid is het eerste oorlogsslachtoffer.Het is waar dat VS/UK neocons en hun discipelen en bondgenoten gebruik hebben gemaakt van psy/influence ops en "cognitieve infiltratie" (zie ook: Professor David Ray Griffin's uitstekende boek met dezelfde titel) op een tot nu toe nog nooit…

The Saker:ㅤNorman Finkelstein : Rusland heeft het historische recht om Oekraïne binnen te vallen (bijgewerkt met transcript)

15-05-22 12: 34: 00, De Debrief met Briahna Joy Gray, 8 april, 2022.Bron: http://www.normanfinkelstein.com/norman-finkelstein-on-ideology-in-the-classroom-and-ukraine-the-debrief-with-briahna-joy-gray/Transcript: Vraag: In hoeverre ziet u misschien een overeenkomst tussen het soort... de Israëlische bezetting van Palestina en de manier waarop sommige mensen omgaan met sommige van de reactionaire en rechtse elementen in de Palestijnse verdediging en oppositie, versus hoe sommigen van links praten over de Oekraïne verdediging en de Azov bataljons... Vindt u dat er een vergelijking is? En daar laat…

The Saker: Ontmaskering – Deel 1

15-05-22 12: 22: 00, Door Naresh Jotwani voor de Saker Blog[Important note: The following discussion is based only on the meaning of the two words “liberal” and “conservative”. The author has no relationship whatsoever with any political party, think tank, movement or publication anywhere in the world which may have one of these words in its names.]Het woord "liberaal" lijkt veel mensen te hypnotiseren, die het lijken te verwarren met een synoniem van "goed". Dit…

The Saker:ㅤWaarom Rusland’s olie verbod onmogelijk is

15-05-22 11: 19: 00, door Jorge Vilches voor de Saker Blog Hoe kan je daar zo zeker van zijn Jorge ? Geef me 10 minuten om mijn zaak te bepleiten met deze gerichte, gemakkelijk te volgen, allesomvattende, en volledig doorgelichte uitleg. Daarna daag ik ieder individu of instelling nederig en hartelijk uit om mijn ongelijk te bewijzen. Als de geschiedenis een leidraad is, zou een verbod op Russische olie de EU-lidstaten in mislukte staten veranderen.…

The Saker: Movable Feast Cafe 2022/05/15 … Open Thread

15-05-22 12: 30: 00, 2022/05/15 00: 30: 01Welkom in het 'Beweeglijk Feestcafé'. Het 'Beweeglijk Feestmaal' is een open draad waar lezers uiteenlopende observaties, artikels, rantsoenen, off topic en levendige discussies over de onderwerpen van de dag kunnen posten. Het 'Beweeglijk Feestmaal' Café zal elke week twee nieuwe open draden hebben. Het door Saker aangegeven moderatiebeleid zal van toepassing zijn op alle posts, bv. 'geen caps', geen obsceniteit ... etc. Het café is nu open voor…