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There have been major developments this week, all of them bad, including Putin re-nominating Medvedev as his Prime Minister, and Bibi Netanyahu invited to Moscow to the Victory Day Parade in spite of him bombing Syria, a Russian ally, just on the eve of his visit. Once in Moscow, Netanyahu compared Iran to, what else, Nazi Germany. How original and profound indeed! Then he proceeded to order the bombing of Syria for a second time, while still in Moscow. But then, what can we expect from a self-worshiping narcissist who finds it appropriate to serve food to the Japanese Prime Minister in a specially made shoe? The man is clearly batshit crazy (which in no way makes him less evil or dangerous). But it is the Russian reaction which is so totally disgusting: nothing, absolutely nothing. Unlike others, I have clearly said that it is not the Russian responsibility to “protect” Syria (or Iran) from the Israelis. But there is no doubt in my mind that Netanyahu has just publicly thumbed his nose at Putin and that Putin took it. For all my respect for Putin, this time he allowed Netanyahu to treat him just like Trump treated Macron. Except that in the case of Putin, he was so treated in his own capital. That makes it even worse.

[Interestingly, while whining about “Nazi Iran” Netanyahu did say something truly profound and true. He said “an important history lesson: when a murderous ideology emerges, one has to push back against it before it is too late”. That is indeed exactly what most people across the world feel about Israel and its Zionist ideology but, alas, their voice is completely ignored by those who rule over them. So yes, it sure looks to me like it is becoming “too late” and that the consequences for our collective cowardice – most of us are absolutely terrified from speaking the plain truth about our Zionist overlords - will cost us all a terrible price.]

Then, of course, there is Donald Trump pulling out of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in spite of Iran’s full compliance and in spite of the fact that the US does not have the authority to unilaterally withdraw from this multilateral agreement. But being the megalomaniac that he is, and not to mention the spineless lackey of the Israel Lobby, Trump ignored all that and thereby created further tensions between the US and the rest of the world whom the US will now blackmail and bully to try to force it to support the US in its rabid subservience to Israel. As for the Israelis, their “sophisticated” “strategy” is primitive to the extreme: first get Trump to create maximal tensions with Iran, then attack the Iranians in Syria as visibly and arrogantly as possible, bait the Iranians into a retaliation, then bellow “OI VEY!!!” with your loudest voice, mention the Holocaust once or twice, toss in a “6 million people” figure, and get the US to attack Syria.

How anybody can respect, nevermind admire, the Israelis is simply beyond comprehension. I sure can’t think of a more contemptible, nasty, psychopathic gang of megalomanical thugs (and cowards) than the Israelis. Can you?

Nonetheless, it appears undeniable that the Zionists have enough power to simultaneously force not one, but two (supposed) superpowers to cave into their demands. Not only that, they have the power to do that while also putting these two superpowers on a collision course against each other. At the very least, this shows two things: the United States has completely lost its sovereignty and is now an Israeli protectorate. As for Russia, well, she is doing comparatively better, but the full re-sovereignization the Russian people have voted for when they gave their overwhelming support to Putin will not happen. A comment I read on a Russian chat put it: “Путин кинул народ – мы не за Медведева голосовали” or “Putin betrayed the people – we did not vote for Medvedev”. I am not sure that “betrayed the people” is fair, but the fact that he has disappointed a lot of people is, I think, simply undeniable.

It is still way too early to reach any conclusions at this point, and there are still way too many unknown variables, but I will admit that I am very worried and that for the first time in 4 years I am having major doubts about a fundamental policy decision by Putin. I sure hope that I am wrong. We will find out relatively soon. I just hope that this will not be in the form of a major war.

In the meantime, I want to refocus on the Skripal case. There is one outright bizarre thing which I initially dismissed, but which really is becoming disturbing: the fact that the Brits are apparently holding Sergei and Iulia Skripal incommunicado. In other words, they have been kidnapped.

There was this one single telephone call between Iulia Skripal and her sister, Victoria, in which Iulia said that she was okay (she was clearly trying to reassure Victoria) but it was clear that she could not speak freely. Furthermore, when Victoria mentioned that she would want to visit Iulia, the latter reply ‘nobody will give you a visa’. After that – full silence. The Russian consulate has been making countless requests to have a visit, but all that the Brits have done since is have Scotland Yard post a letter which was evidently not written by Iulia and which said “I have access to friends and family, and I have been made aware of my specific contacts at the Russian Embassy who have kindly offered me their assistance in any way they can. At the moment I do not wish to avail myself of their services, but, if I change my mind I know how to contact them”. What friends?! What family?! Nonsense!

Her sister tried to contact her many times through various channels, including official ones, and then in total despair, she posted the following message on Facebook:

My darling sister, Yulia! You are not communicating with us, and we don’t know anything about you and Sergey Victorivich. I know that I have no right to interfere in your affairs without asking your permission, but I worry too much. I worry about you and your dad. I also worry about Nuar. [Nuar is Yulia Skrial's dog, whom she left to stay at a kennel center, while she was traveling to the UK.] He is now at the dog hotel, and they want to get paid. We have to decide something what to do with him. I am ready to take him and to take care of him until you come back home. Besides Nuar, I am concerned about your apartment and your car. Nothing has been decided about their safety and maintenance. We can help with all that, but I need your power of attorney in my or my sister Lena’s name. If you think that all of these is important, draw up a power of attorney form in a Russian consulate in any country. If you won’t do that, we will understand and won’t interfere in your affairs.

Vika

No reply ever came.

I just entered the following query into Google: “Skripal”. April 10th has an entry saying that she was released from the hospital. That is the most recent one I have found. I looked on Wikipedia, the same thing, there is nothing at all.

ORDER IT NOW

I have to admit that when I first heard the Russian complaints I figured that this was no big deal. I thought “the Brits told the Skripals that Putin tried to poison them, they are probably afraid, and possibly still sick from whatever it is which made them sick, but the Brits would never outright kidnap two foreign citizens, and most definitely not in such a public way”.

I am not so sure anymore.

First, let’s get the obvious one out of the way: the fear for the security of the Skripals. That is utter nonsense. The Brits can organize a meeting between а Russian diplomat in the UK at a highly protected UK facility, with tanks, SAS Teams on the standby, helicopters in the air, bombers, etc. That Russian diplomat could speak to them through bullet-proof glass and a phone. And, since the Russians are all so dangerous, he can be searched for weapons. All which the Skripals need to do is to tell him/her “thank you, your services are not needed”. Conversation over. But the Brits refuse even that.

But let’s say that the Skripals are so totally terrified of the evil Russians, that they categorically refuse. Even by video-conference. It would be traumatic for them, right? Okay.

What about a press conference then?

Even more disturbing is that, at least to my knowledge, nobody in the western corporate media is asking for an interview with them. Snowden can safely speak from Russia and address even large conferences, but the Skripals can’t speak to anybody at all?

But here is the worst part of this: it has been two months already since the Skripals are held in total secrecy by the UK authorities. Two months, that is 60 days. Ask any specialist on interrogation or any psychologist what kind of effect 60 days of “specialized treatment” can do to a person.

I am not dismissing the Russian statements about “kidnapping” anymore. What I see is this: on substance, the Skripal false flag has crashed and burned, just like MH17 or the Douma chemical attack, but unlike MH17 or Douma, the Skripals are two witnesses whose testimony has the potential to result in a gigantic scandal, not just for the May government, but for all those spineless Europeans who showed “solidarity” with Britain. In other words, the Skripals will probably never be allowed to speak freely: they must either be killed or totally brainwashed or disappeared. Any other option would result in a scandal of planetary magnitude.

I can’t pretend like my heart goes out to Sergei Skripal: the man was an officer who gave an oath and who then betrayed his country to the British (he was a British agent, not a Russian one as the press writes). Those holding him today are his former bosses. But Iulia? She is completely innocent and as of April 5th (when she called her sister Victoria), she was clearly in good health and with a clear mind. Now she has been disappeared and I don’t know which is worse, the fact that she might never reappear or that she might one day reappear following months of British “counseling”. As for her father, he paid for his betrayal and he too deserves a better fate than being poisoned, used and then disappeared.

In the big scheme of things (the Zionists war against our entire planet), two individuals like Sergei and Iulia Skripal might not matter. But I think that the least we can do is to remember them and their plight.

This also begs the question of what kind of society we live in. I am not shocked by the fact that the British state would resort to such methods (they have always used them). I am shocked that in a so-called western “democracy” with freedom, pluralism and “European values” (whatever that means) the Brits could get away with this.

How about some “solidarity” with the Skripals – you, Europeans?!

 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Britain, Conspiracy Theories, Iran, Israel, Russia 
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  1. Bigly says:

    Victoria is not Yulia’s sister.

    Other than that, I share your sentiments regarding Putin.

    • Replies: @Antiwar7
    , @Aslangeo
    , @Vojkan
  2. utu says:

    Putin cave in. Sold out Syria and Iran. How else one can read the poignant symbolism that during the V-day in Moscow Putin stands next to Netanyahu who ordered extensive bombings of Syria where Israel’s missile and jets fly with impunity unmolested by extensive Russia’s air defensed? Whose victory parade was it? What Russia is getting in return?

    • Agree: Realist
  3. yurivku says:

    It’s funny, even Saker begun to suspect that something wrong with genius Putin.
    I commented his Russia Insider article ( https://russia-insider.com/en/medvedev-re-nominated-doesnt-look-good ) :

    Appointment of Medvedev is a very bad, but very expected thing. This is why I didn’t vote for Putin.
    ” Such rumors are, I believe, very dangerous because I think that one of
    the techniques most effectively used by Putin’s enemies it not to
    criticize him directly but, instead, of accusing him of showing weakness
    and lack of resolve. ”

    You know “If somebody lloks like a duck, walks like a duck …”. Yes, he is that kind of a duck, the head of strange type of a gang consisting of oligarchs and liberals. One can ask – Why he’s not yet surrender to the West?
    May be it’s too early, may be he has some personal feeelings of Russia’s role in the world ….
    But it’s clear that he’s not gonna get rid of liberasts and drastically change economics and internal politics.

    We can be sure Putin’s rating will fall soon and deep.

    But even having no illusions on Putin I’ve been schocked seeing Netaniahu in Victory Day.
    It was a real stab in the back for our allies and that’s really hard to see.

    One year ago I basically supported Putin’s foreingn policy while being absolutely disagree with internal one. But now I can’t say that he represent me in any field and it’s sad and dangerous ’cause I’m not alone.

    As for Skripal – yes, I do agree.

    • Replies: @chris
  4. Paul Craig Roberts has repeatedly, for some years now, questioned Putin’s apparent willingness to bend over backwards to placate his “partners” in the West.
    PCR has maintained consistently that the West can not be trusted, that Russia’s attempts at accommodation are taken as signs of weakness, acting only to embolden the West in its continuing vicious assaults.
    Of course, Russia is playing for time: hoping that over time the strategic tables will increasing tip in its own & China’s etc favour.
    However, I suspect Saker & PCR are right: further submission will only lead to ever more vicious attacks. This is made all the worse by China’s unwillingness to assert itself internationally as the 2nd largest economic power. (As if it can’t see the US strategy, via tariffs etc to retard, if not destroy its future economic development)
    One might have a tiny mite of hope that the West might ultimately act sanely. However, with the Zionists now pulling all the strings sanity is over & out.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Svigor
    , @Wally
  5. Eagle Eye says:

    As noted on this site some three weeks ago, former British ambassador Craig Murray suggested some time ago that Sergei and Yulia Skripal were most likely murdered by Western secret services in order to keep the “Russiagate” fiction (somewhat) alive.

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/04/where-they-tell-you-not-to-look/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/washington-post-we-knew-little-about-trump-by-election-day/#comment-2315164

    Sergei cannot win – even if he was NOT involved in Russiagate, murdering him creates flexibility to hang the story on him without contradiction. Yulia is icing on the cake – “Surely Her Majesty’s Government wouldn’t murder a pretty girl like Yulia!”

    Rather bizarrely, it appears appears that all premises connected with the Skripals are to be demolished, purely to protect the public, you understand.

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/liars-lying-about-nearly-everything-2/#comment-2293708

    https://112.international/politics/skripal-case-ex-gru-agents-residence-pub-and-restaurant-to-be-demolished-27400.html

  6. Momus says:

    Netanyahu is regarded in Washington, and perhaps also Moscow, as almost Churchillian for his efforts to protect Israel and by extension the region and the US.

    Who among us wants horizontal nuclear proliferation and a nuked up Iran armed with ICBM’s?

  7. I’ve been waiting to hear your take, Saker, since things are very bad indeed. I did not like what I saw happen on May 9th. Here is my very abbreviated take on it.

    Bibi knows that he’s pulled Trump fully into the Israeli orbit. He as much as told Putin he would attack Syria and dared him to do anything about it. If Putin responded with force, that would provide Israel and America with all the provocation they need to go all-in against Syria, Iran, and Russia, which is what the Ziocons were hoping to accomplish anyway. Putin, seeing all this and being the better man, can only sit back and take it. For now.

    Bibi pissed in Putin’s face and nobody could do a thing about it. But the whole world saw what happened and nobody with half a brain is on the side of the Israelis. I’m no longer upset that Putin didn’t respond. He has admirable restraint and patience. The very hand of God Himself will move against the Israelis for all their crimes and treachery, and Putin will still be one of His chief instruments.

  8. How anybody can respect, nevermind admire, the Israelis is simply beyond comprehension. I sure can’t think of a more contemptible, nasty, psychopathic gang of megalomanical thugs (and cowards) than the Israelis. Can you?

    Yes I can, Saker, you live among them.

    Then, of course, there is Donald Trump pulling out of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in spite of Iran’s full compliance and in spite of the fact that the US does not have the authority to unilaterally withdraw from this multilateral agreement

    .

    See Club Orlov    http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/  5/10 regarding the 120+ billion of Iranian money we hold in dollars the dead broke US gets to keep by pulling out of the deal.

    https://robertmagill.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/and-then-we-were-capitalists-or/

  9. Good call.
    That is why we follow you Saker.
    It is the responsability of the american men to rebel and fix this goverment.
    Im from cuba and the worst part here is that we have been delivered to be control and saked by people that we took the lunch from them when we where kids,in the school yard.

  10. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @utu

    Agree. Putin seems to have rolled over and is crying uncle. Sad. Perhaps he is waiting until his new weapons are fully stockpiled before he makes any serious attempts to defend – ultimately – himself and his nation.

    Without Russia putting some brakes on the Empire’s unopposed oppressions, there is little hope for truth, justice, etc. in the world. There is no attempt to print the truth in national publications (that has been going on for a long time), and increasingly, little attempt to hide the fact that they are not printing the truth. The masses, instead of rebelling against obvious lies, seem to have internalized doublethink and do not have any significant impulse to rise up and defend their own interests. The propaganda is too thick, too strong, and too unopposed. Things look grim.

    • Replies: @Josecanuc
  11. utu says:
    @Momus

    Who among us wants horizontal nuclear proliferation and a nuked up Iran armed with ICBM’s?

    I think that would be a good check of Israel’s power that could stabilize the ME and return to the path of development that existed there still till early 1980s when the process of destabilization began which was a part of the Yinon plan. If Israel remains the absolutely dominant power people in ME countries will be allowed to live in Hobbesian chaotic world only where they will be encouraged to engage in ethnic and sectarian fighting forever.

  12. How anybody can respect, nevermind admire, the Israelis is simply beyond comprehension.

    Why not? Israel has been successfully expanding its territory, and getting two superpowers to cave into its demands (Saker’s own words). That is pretty admirable in my book.

    This is certainly worth of both respect and admiration, even if one otherwise wishes to see Israel burn in a sea of atomic fire.

    Anyhow, there’s no reason for Russia to care. Increased American tensions with Iran will raise the price of oil. Also a reminder that the kremlins couldn’t care less about American murders of Russian mercenaries. So in what world will they concern themselves with Iranian ones.

    A comment I read on a Russian chat put it: “Путин кинул народ – мы не за Медведева голосовали” or “Putin betrayed the people – we did not vote for Medvedev”.

    Ah yes, the сирийские братушки (“Syrian brothers”). Perhaps Western Russophiles consider them such, but few Russians do.

    So The Saker is correct, Putin did not betray “his” people. (Well, he did, but that happened in 2014, not now).

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Iris
    , @chris
  13. utu says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I’m no longer upset that Putin didn’t respond. He has admirable restraint and patience. The very hand of God Himself will move against the Israelis for all their crimes and treachery, and Putin will still be one of His chief instruments.

    This is your wishful thinking talking. You are still upset with Putin and you should be. May 9 parade with Netanyahu and bombing in Syria really looked very bad. To me it signified Putin’s capitulation. At least it is the end game and Russia realized she was outplayed as she is apparently not ready to go all the way with the nuclear blackmail. Putin will stay put waiting for the stupid World Cup while Netanyahu will be escalating or some face saving measure will be found for Russia to withdraw from Syria or Russia will be invited to be a part of occupational government there.

    Chinese looking from afar probably are disappointed but they never trusted Russian corrupt elite staying the course.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @annamaria
  14. Eagle Eye says:
    @Eagle Eye

    To clarify: Sergei Skripal has been suspected of playing a role in concocting the fake “Steele dossier” that helped launch the Russiagate NARRATIVE.

    The “dossier” was also used by Comey’s FBI to obtain FISA warrants to monitor Trump campaign communications. (The NSA had intercepts all along but Comey’s FBI needed a “provenance.”)

    Whether Skripal was actually involved in inventing the dossier or not, his absence will be used to milk the narrative afloat a little longer.

    Like the Hound of the Baskervilles, the absence of questions in the British media speaks volumes. “The truth is the first casualty in a war.”

    • Agree: Ace
  15. Not a good idea to mix Putin/Satanahyu and the Skripals case.
    The Skripal deserve one article.
    Even if they are probably dead.
    “Western values “

    • Replies: @utu
  16. Passer by says:

    Ex-Finance Minister Kudrin to head Accounts Chamber

    http://tass.com/economy/1003887

  17. utu says:
    @aleksandar

    Not a good idea to mix Putin/Satanahyu and the Skripals case.

    Good idea if you want to deemphasize the latter. Saker wanted to avoid titling a separate article:

    Greatest Humilation of Putin on V-Day

    Putin Cried Uncle on V-Day

    Netnanyahu Receives His Victory Parade in Moscow

    How Putin Sold Out Syria and Iran

    Sure it’s much better to write about Skrippal at least some of Putin fan boys can vent on the usual enemy. Poor Saker.

  18. Ukrainians have been pissing in Putin’s mouth since 2014. I’m surprised it took you this long to realise Putin is not the geopolitical genius he is made out to be. Rather, he is a typical post-Soviet thug, whose main concern is continuation of his regime.

  19. Antiwar7 says:
    @Bigly

    You’re right. but to explain the error in English: She’s her first cousin, and in Russian, cousins are referred to as brother and sister.

  20. El Dato says:

    This is going Reservoir Dogs faster than expected.

    My popcorn is ready!

    Apparently Americans are the usual thre-colored dumbfucks and have no clue what’s going on.Grunt noises is all they still understand.

    Democrats’ lead melting ahead of midterms as Trump turns hawkish

    John Brunner was a genius.

  21. El Dato says:

    I wonder whether Satanyahoo gave Abe the shoe because he couldn’t get Amano Yukiya of the IAEA to kowtow to his wishes and emit bad noises about Iran, and thus he had to show the world his anime CD collection as proof of Iran’s duplicity.

  22. anon[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Suppose there were no Russia in Syria, what would have happened?

    Libya would have been the fate
    Most likely US would have recognized Golan Ht as Israel’s. Oil harvesting companies would become more visible.

    Lebanon would have been in flames
    Nothing else in ME. Some more terror attacks in EU may be.

    But would these have changed the internal dynamics within US ? No It would not. US would still be going down the path it has been and that path would still be what it is today at home and abroad.

    Social anarchy, takeover of Democrats by non-whites , takeover of GOP by religious militant and bipartisan tax cutting for pro big business will continue unhindered . Is it good? No. But good for the destruction of the country. That is good .
    ME without USA would then look like no different until Russia also faces the same fate that has happened to Wiemar British and Egyptian/ Persian in the historical past.

    ME Shoa will have to wait for few more decades

    • Agree: utu
  23. M7 says:

    …how about Putin showing Bibi what is in store for who harms Russia ?
    I can see Putin talking in symbols.

  24. jim76 says:

    on another note after seeing shabas putin next to netanyahu holding picture of a commie terrorist commissar let me say Saker the “ukronazis” have the stalinist russians pegged right thank God they left Russia some hope for a jew free state

    • Replies: @Felix Keverich
  25. Aslangeo says:
    @Bigly

    Victoria is a cousin , but little sister the term of endearment is common amongst first cousins in Russia where families are less nuclear then in anglophone countries

  26. Realist says:
    @animalogic

    Paul Craig Roberts has repeatedly, for some years now, questioned Putin’s apparent willingness to bend over backwards to placate his “partners” in the West.

    The problem isn’t bending over backward….it’s bending over forward.

    • LOL: The Scalpel, Herald
    • Replies: @animalogic
  27. Realist says:
    @Momus

    Netanyahu is regarded in Washington, and perhaps also Moscow, as almost Churchillian for his efforts to protect Israel and by extension the region and the US.

    Protecting Israel does nothing for the US.

    • Replies: @tjm
    , @Momus
  28. @jim76

    Ukrainian president and prime-minister are both Jews. All the Ukrainian olygarchs, with the sole exception of Ahmetov, are Jews. It is a regime run by the Jews for the Jews.

    • Replies: @AP
    , @Minnesota Mary
  29. JR says:

    Russia should request a third party for instance a well known British public figure as an intermediary to contact Skripals on behalf of Russia. The UK wil not be able to claim that such figure will put undue pressure on the Skripals and would be forced to either facilitate contact or be exposed as actually kidnapping the Skripals.

    Potential intermediaries Corbyn, Galloway, UN representative, Tulsi Gabbard. There are numerous candidates.

    • Replies: @stjm
  30. El Dato says:

    https://theintercept.com/2018/05/11/american-saudi-arabia-weapons-deal-yemen-uae/

    I wonder what Saudi Arabia and the UAE could want with 60’000 precision-guided munitions?

  31. El Dato says:

    Rather OT, but still. Probably worthy of Unz-topping:

    The remarkable disappearing act of Israel’s car-bombing campaign in Lebanon or: What we (do not) talk about when we talk about ‘terrorism’

    “With Sharon’s backing, terrible things were done. I am no vegetarian, and I supported and even participated in some of the assassination operations Israel carried out. But we are speaking here about mass killing for killing’s sake, to sow chaos and alarm, among civilians, too. Since when do we send donkeys carrying bombs to blow up in marketplaces?”

    – Mossad officer, quoted in Ronen Bergman’s Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations

    Anomie.

  32. @Realist

    Yes, pay that one. Tho, I dont much like the imagine much.

  33. AP says:
    @Felix Keverich

    Ukrainian president and prime-minister are both Jews

    Poroshenko being (half-) Jewish is fake news. Allegedly his father was Jewish and changed his surname. Actually this is his father:

    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Порошенко,_Алексей_Иванович

    The family originate from a Russian garrison-town on the romanian border which had been populated by Ukrainians, Russian, Bulgarans, and no Jews.

    There is even fake news that Parubiy is Jewish!

    Both Poroshenko’s parents are ethnic Ukrainians and he is an Orthodox Christian.

    All the Ukrainian olygarchs, with the sole exception of Ahmetov, are Jews

    Richest people in Ukraine:

    Poroshenko – Ukrainian
    Akhmetov – Tatar
    Boholiubov – Jewish
    Tyhypko – Ukrainian
    Korban – Jewish
    Kosiuk – Ukrainian
    Zhevago -Russian
    Novinsky – Russian, major supporter of Russian Orthodox Church
    Kolomoysky – Jewish
    Pinchuk – Jewish
    Tymoshenko- 1/2 Ukrainian, 1/4 Latvian, 1/4 Jewish (1/4 Jewish isn’t Jewish)

    So 4/11 are Jewish.

    What is Russia’s ratio?

    • Replies: @Dmitry
  34. Sean says:

    In other words, the Skripals will probably never be allowed to speak freely: they must either be killed or totally brainwashed or disappeared. Any other option would result in a scandal of planetary magnitude.

    That certainly explains why Britain did not kill them with Novichok.

  35. Cyrano says:

    The British are working hard on new super-secret identities for the Scripals. They are so secret that even the Scripals would not be allowed to know them. Technically, the British could tell the Scripals their new identities, but then they would have to kill them, in order to keep them secret.

    • Replies: @stjm
  36. Dmitry says:
    @AP

    It’s always known that Poroshenko has no (known or reported) Jewish heritage. (The claim he did was a fake news from a reporter on the first channel).

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    Yulia Tymoshenko, on the other hand…

  37. stjm says:
    @JR

    Where have these personalities learnt their mediumistic (corpse whispering) skills?

  38. stjm says:
    @Cyrano

    i.e. Operation Mincemeating them.

  39. Svigor says:

    [Interestingly, while whining about “Nazi Iran” Netanyahu did say something truly profound and true. He said “an important history lesson: when a murderous ideology emerges, one has to push back against it before it is too late”. That is indeed exactly what most people across the world feel about Israel and its Zionist ideology but, alas, their voice is completely ignored by those who rule over them. So yes, it sure looks to me like it is becoming “too late” and that the consequences for our collective cowardice – most of us are absolutely terrified from speaking the plain truth about our Zionist overlords - will cost us all a terrible price.]

    Add to that the Jews’ other genocidal favorites; diversity, multiculturalism, open borders, and anti-nationalism-fur-de-goyim.

    Of course, Saker and his fellow cucked “Russian nationalists” don’t add them, which is part of the reason that I’m indifferent to Russian nationalists anymore.

    Then, of course, there is Donald Trump pulling out of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in spite of Iran’s full compliance and in spite of the fact that the US does not have the authority to unilaterally withdraw from this multilateral agreement.

    Let’s just say I’m not taking flatheads’ word on this one.

    In the meantime, I want to refocus on the Skripal case.

    Only took you like a thousand words to get around to the point; congratulations.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  40. Svigor says:
    @animalogic

    This is made all the worse by China’s unwillingness to assert itself internationally as the 2nd largest economic power. (As if it can’t see the US strategy, via tariffs etc to retard, if not destroy its future economic development)

    In reality the US strategy is now to be a bit less than a total globalist-run whorehouse. Which will probably be changed back with the next new president. China’s main concern will be internal stability and security for the foreseeable future.

  41. Svigor says:
    @Eagle Eye

    Sergei cannot win – even if he was NOT involved in Russiagate, murdering him creates flexibility to hang the story on him without contradiction. Yulia is icing on the cake – “Surely Her Majesty’s Government wouldn’t murder a pretty girl like Yulia!”

    Rather bizarrely, it appears appears that all premises connected with the Skripals are to be demolished, purely to protect the public, you understand.

    You do realize that most sane people reading this will write you off as an unhinged mental defective, pending confirmation that you have turned out to be completely wrong in the end?

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  42. Svigor says:
    @Momus

    Who among us wants horizontal nuclear proliferation and a nuked up Iran armed with ICBM’s?

    Who among us wants to admit that the ship has kinda sailed, given Israeli and Pakistani nukes?

  43. Biff says:
    @Momus

    Who among us wants horizontal nuclear proliferation and a nuked up Iran armed with ICBM’s?

    I would rather see Iran with nukes than Israel. The world would be a better place.

  44. Wally says:

    from cited RT article:

    “It is hard to believe that, 73 years after the Holocaust, there is still a country in the Middle East – Iran – that openly calls for the destruction of the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said.

    Except there as no ’6M Jews holocausted ‘ to begin with.
    He’s just another lying Zionist shyster, a shock I know.

    However Jews have been faking that ’6M’ crap since at least 1823.

    https://imgur.com/a/0LFFF

    http://balder.org/judea/New-York-Times-Six-Million-Jews-Since-1869.php

    The ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are laughable, scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here: http://codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:http://forum.codoh.com

  45. Wally says:
    @animalogic

    Your referenced Paul Craig Roberts has gone mainstream with ‘holocaust’ Revisionism, see:

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/05/paul-craig-roberts/morality-truth-facts/

    more at:
    http://www.codoh.com

    • Replies: @animalogic
  46. How much solidarity we have you could see yesterday evening, a Middle East country won the Eurovision song festival.

  47. One indeed can admire how a few thousand jews wield such power.
    I consider the rest of jewry as their victims.
    But then, why not admire Hitler, he was on his own.
    In both cases, disaster struck.
    Jews still do not see that the present situation in the USA resembles the Weimar Republic.
    Henry Ford knew this quite well ‘in the end most jewish enterprises fail through overconfidence’.
    Possibly the first time was when they were, as is asserted, implicated in the murder of the Roman emperor.
    Rome twice sent big armies to Palestine.
    If Rome also invented christianity to undermine them, it remains an interesting theory.

    • Replies: @anon
  48. Daisy says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I am inclined to agree with you…Putin is smarter and would not/cannot fall for the bait. I believe history will confirm that he will save the human race from total annihilation that we possibly face in months/years to come. I was hoping that Trump would also be a force for good but my view is changing as each day passes. I do not understand the subservient position that the US takes with Israel. Yes there is an aggressive Zionist faction who control America and yes nobody dares speak out against them but there must come a time when enough is enough. Unfortunately if Trump meant it when he said he would drain the swamp he has been prevented from doing so.

  49. Sam J. says:

    I wouldn’t be too hard on Putin. I have a whacked theory that the Jews see the control of the USA slipping. 9-11 was a huge screw up and more and more people know. They had talked of moving to India or China but…I don’t think that will work. Neither will allow the same stunts they have pulled around Whites. I think the psychopathic Jews are breed to be a parasite on the White Man and it will never work elsewhere. So they’re fucked. What can they do? Well if you’re a psychopath then the best thing to do would be to start a China/Russia vs. USA nuke war and while this goes on nuke the Europeans, Arabs and maybe a little germ warfare thrown in for good measure. You sit in the middle and hunker down then…start over.

    Now this may be completely crazy but psychopaths are crazy by most peoples definition and the above is perfectly logical. Maybe Putin doesn’t think of it in directly these terms like I laid out but he can’t help but notice that these animals are off, a lot. The Jews position gets worse every single day. They will have no luck at all disarming the Americans and the internet, despite their censorship, can;t be completely closed down. Their media platform is failing. No one believes what they say.

    We should get rid of the Jews. Peacefully if we can but by any means necessary. Jewish populations upon moving into another territory are in no way distinguishable from a tribe of psychopaths over the long term. No one wants to live with psychopaths.

  50. El Dato says:
    @Svigor

    Let’s just say I’m not taking flatheads’ word on this one.

    Reminder that this is the task of the IAEA.

    Which sadly doesn’t have the permission to check Israel’s nuclear ‘nads.

  51. Mr Saker,
    I agree with your first part of the article and if I may add, Putin is a corrupt capitalist much like his brother in the US, Trump! They do love wealth and power so much that they both are prime targets for corruption by the wealthy Z’s. Now that they both have become pawns and subservient to a third party, the Z’s are dancing in street for taking control of the 2 superpowers! The one point that I’d disagree with is about your concerns of the 2 super powers having to come closer to a potential military conflict! Since a third party has taken control of the two superpowers the 2 countries are NOT allowed to challenge each other militarily because there’s zero or even less than zero benefits for the real people who are in charge!

  52. Eagle Eye says:
    @Svigor

    Not sure what exactly you mean by “pending.”

    Do you really believe the Skripal’s are still alive? Can we expect to see them in public?

    The traditional rule is that a person may be declared dead after one year if he hasn’t been heard of from people he would normally communicate with.

    • Replies: @anon
  53. chris says:
    @yurivku

    It was a real stab in the back for our allies and that’s really hard to see.

    I definitely see yours and the Saker’s arguments in making this point, however, personally, it all looks to me like act 1 of a bigger play. Like Trump, Putin seemes to make his concessions up front, but there must, by necessity be a payback concession somewhere down the road; if their allowed survival itself isn’t the original concession already.

    The nature of the understanding between Russia and Israel, which has not been covered anywhere in the news, must ultimately not be so difficult to determine for journalists investigating it, if such journalists actually existed.

    None of them has any interest in covering this, however, because: the west can’t deviate from the onslaught of Russian vilification; Russia, doesn’t want to show its vulnerabilities and Israel doesn’t want to show its power.

    But I suspect some of this will come to light as the next phase of operations against Iran.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @yurivku
  54. Heros says:

    “toss in a “6 million people” figure”

    Saker is willing to hit close to the target, unlike other analysts like Lang or Bernhard from MoA. I guess he gets a pass from the Rabbi’s because he is always squealing like a jew about “Nazi’s”.

    One can only hope that some day Saker wakes up and realizes that the “Nazi’s” were just tools, or even just a wing, of the jewish zionist nazi’s. Instead, he portrays German nazi’s as somehow being more evil than these jewish zionist nazi’s, or the soviet nazi’s he always tries to cover for, even though he recognizes what a hoax the 6 million claim is.

    • Replies: @Jake
  55. El Dato says:

    David Stockman got it:

    https://original.antiwar.com/David_Stockman/2018/05/11/the-deep-state-first-madness-on-both-ends-of-the-acela-corridor/

    The mere threat of a military attack from the White House is madness because it arises from blatant lies that have absolutely nothing to do with US national security. Nor, for that matter, the security of any other country in the region, including Saudi Arabia and Israel.

    The real purpose of the Donald’s missile-rattling is nothing more than helping Bibi Netanyahu keep his coalition of right wing religious and settler parties (Likud, United Torah Judaism, Shas, Kulanu and the Jewish Home) together, thereby maintaining his slim 61-vote majority in the 120-seat Knesset.

    Netanyahu’s malefic political glue is the utterly false claim that Iran is an “existential threat” to Israel because it is hell-bent on getting the bomb.

    But that’s where the whopper comes in. It amounts to the ridiculous postulate that Iran is so fiendishly evil that if it is involved in the nuclear fuel cycle in any way, shape or form – presumably even just operating a uranium mine – it is only a matter of months before it will have a bomb.

    As a matter of record, of course, Netanyahu has been saying this since the early 1990s and he has always been wrong because there were never any facts or logic to support his blatant fear-mongering.

    But maybe this will blow the top on the economic fiction that’s been going on since at leads Greenspan:

    And that gets us to the madness at the other end of the Acela Corridor. On a day in which there was no good news whatsoever – except that defense spending will go ever higher making the impending yield shock even worse – the stock market rose by another 1%.

    There is no mystery as to why, however. Honest price discovery and the discounting of real world information was totally destroyed by the Fed’s monetary central planners years ago.

    The only thing the casino discounts today is the trading points on the hourly, daily and weekly stock charts, and the presumption that both the fiscal and central banking branches of the state stand ready to “stimulate” whenever a serious breach occurs on the charts.

    Nothing could be more mistaken – and for reasons we will amplify upon in Part 2.

    But the spoiler alert is this: The private sector is now swamped under record and unsustainable debt in both the household and business sectors. By succumbing to the most incendiary Deep State meme of all – the Iranian Nuke lie – the Donald has now made a public debt catastrophe an absolute certainty.

  56. It looks like a smackdown following the announcement of the superweapons. My thought on Putin’s gloating show was why not keep these weaponse developments secret. Once the toothpaste is out of the tube you can’t push it back in. One explanation may be that Putin thought he was in charge up to that point, but may have found out differently. I don’t know if Russia has a Rothschild central bank. But agreed, it certainly looks bad. Plus Israel has hit Syria again. It all looks very bad.

    • Replies: @Iris
  57. @Momus

    Don’t be ridiculous,. Most of us would trust Iran with nukes even if they wanted them, which they do not, before the Zionist terrorist state. As the Saker said. “How anybody can respect, never mind admire, the Israelis is simply beyond comprehension. I sure can’t think of a more contemptible, nasty, psychopathic gang of megalomaniacal thugs (and cowards) than the Israelis. “

    • Replies: @Momus
  58. Saffer says:

    It is clear that every person including The Saker who write about the Skripals and Russian affairs do not have the in-depth knowledge of John Helmer the longest serving independent western journalist in Moscow. In this post by John Helmer dated 23/03/2018

    http://johnhelmer.net/the-skripal-case-goes-to-court-for-the-first-time-new-uncertainties-for-the-british-and-russian-governments/#more-18920

    he writes about the British Court of Protection’s findings.
    Below are two excerpts (in parenthesis his comments) but I implore you to read the whole article as well as other postings on the potential appointments in Putins new government.
    “British High Court Justice David Williams has issued the first court adjudication of evidence presented by the British Government of what happened to Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal when they succumbed to poisoning in Salisbury on March 4. Following three days of closed-door hearings this week in London, the judge issued a ruling for publication yesterday.”
    “Representing the Skripals, Vikram Sachdeva QC told the judge “that in this case at present it did not appear practicable or appropriate to seek the views of others who might be interested in the welfare of Mr Skripal (his mother perhaps) or Ms Skripal (perhaps a fiancé).

  59. Frankie P says:
    @utu

    I am a supporter of the Resistance. I support resistance to American hegmony, the idea of a unipolar world with the rest of the nations following American dictates. I support resistance by American citizens against the ideas of American exceptionalism, ongoing foreign belligerence that benefits only the Military Industrial Complex and a certain “shitty little country in the Levant”. I support resistance to the Zionist State, the ongoing crimes perpetrated by the Zionists against both the indigenous Palestinians in their own nation and against their neighboring Arab countries. I support American resistance to the stranglehold that supporters of Israel enjoy on the political system in the US.

    Therefore, I support actors such as China and Russia in that they are cooperating to balance the unbridled hubris and exceptionalism of my country, providing a balance, a multi-polar future. Iran has become a lynchpin in this geopolitical competition, being positioned smack in the middle of a horizontal (OBOR/BRI initiative) and vertical (Russia’s energy cooperation ideas) axis of the future.
    I support Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon (Hizbollah) in their desire to remain independent, complete nations while supporting the Palestinians and fighting against the Zionists.

    I am not so naive, however, to imagine that all the components of the resistance have similar goals in specific areas, in this case the Syrian situation. It is more than curious to see people saying that Putin “sold out” Syria and Iran. Do you not consider that Putin is acting for the benefit of the Russian nation and Russian interests, and not for the benefit of the rest of the resistance and their program? Do you not realize that without the Russian action in support of the Assad administration, he would certainly have lost his nation, a nation that would currently be a destabilized basket case, a series of fragments falling under control of various Sunnite head choppers, Kurdish militias, and government remnants?

    It is important to consider the objectives of the resistance players in Syria, both short- and long-term. Russia’s objectives in Syria have been to keep the nation united and integrated, under the control of the current legitimate government until democratic elections can be held at some future date. Russia wants to prevent a radical Sunni movement from threatening its southern flank, sending activists to radicalize the Sunni populations in its Caucasus region. Another more recent objective of Russia in this long-term goal is to keep the Americans out of Syria as much as possible, hoping that the cessation of military action and the return of Syrian government control will lead to
    removal of all US troops. The Russian goals do NOT include the destruction of the Zionist State, the return of the Golan Heights to Syria, or the emancipation of the Palestinian people. It is very important to keep this in mind.

    The goals of the providers of the boots on the ground that saved the Syrian government, namely Hizbollah, Iran, and the Iraqi Shiite militias, extend beyond the scope of the Russian goals, at least as far as long-term targets are concerned. These players certainly share the Russian goals of shoring up the Assad regime, destroying the Daesh forces, both mercenary and local, and returning Syria to the stable ally that it was. There are more goals for these forces, though, and these goals are clear for all to see. Hizbollah wants the return of all Lebanese territory to Lebanon. Hizbollah, Iran, and Syria want the return of the Golan Heights to Syrian control. They rightfully see the stabilization of the situation in Syria, the massing of their forces, hardened, battle tested forces, as an excellent opportunity to engage Israel and take back territory. They realize that the Syrian air defenses are much improved, and although Israel is still able to attack Syrian targets with impunity, there is more risk. They have made plans and accumulated missiles, accurate, precision missiles that will be able to attack Israeli military positions in the Golan Heights, for example, the IDF electronic surveillance / EW positions on Mt. Hermon. These provide the Israelis with direct line-of-sight to most of the Damascus Plain. What would happen if Syria/Iran/Hizbollah used a precision missile strike to take out the Israeli’s eyes, as well as the AD jammers and other equipment? All of these players also want a fair and just solution for the Palestinian people, the recovery of their ability to determine their own future on terms that are acceptable to them. I support these goals. I am not Putin.

    Remember, an escalation in military action between the Israelis and the Syrian/Iranian/Hizbollah forces in southern Syria will be viewed by Russia as a greater risk for its own troops, and a greater chance that the US will interfere more forcefully in the country. The Russians want to avoid this. Do I like this? Of course not. Keep in mind my own views, and the forces of the resistance that I said that I support. Do I feel that the Russians sold out thier allies? No way. Do you really think that the generals of the IRGC and Hassan Nasrallah are unaware of the fact that Russia’s objectives in Syria are not identical to their own? Are they not students of history?

    I can only imagine the negotiations that went on in Russia among Netanyahu and company and the Russian government. I’m certain that Russia made assurances that it would not provide S-300 systems. What did Netanyahu have to pay for that? Perhaps assurances that he would stop pushing the Americans to bomb Syrian positions? I don’t know. You have an imagination. Think of what Putin wants that Netanyahu could provide.

  60. Iris says:

    the Skripals are two witnesses whose testimony has the potential to result in a gigantic scandal, not just for the May government, but for all those spineless Europeans who showed “solidarity” with Britain. ”

    Based on recent history, one can safely bet that there will be no scandal.

    The bombing of the Lockerbie plane was an evil crime that took 270 innocent lives, and was attributed by the official UK/US intelligence centres to the former Libyan government under late President Gaddafi.

    When this government came under NATO attack in 2011, its foreign minister Moussa Koussa defected and sought refuge in London. He had previously been head of Libyan secret services for 15 years (!!!), and as such, would have organised and supervised the Lockerbie “terror” attack.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/mar/31/moussa-koussa-foreign-minister-trial

    What did the UK/US governments do with him? Send him to trial at the Hague? Of course not. He was sent to a safe heaven somewhere in the NATO proxy EAU.

    Nobody cares about the victims of false flag attacks, quite the contrary: the less investigations, the more efficient the false flag.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  61. @Wally

    I congratulate Mr Roberts for his courage.
    “We must take it on faith alone.”
    I also agree with all his references to Israel. I loathe people who demand acts of faith (or self induced stupidity)

  62. Iris says:
    @Pat Pappano

    Yours is a very relevant point.

    Russia has a national, sovereign, bank , led by a very competent economist, Elvira Nabiulina.

    However, Russia’s economy is not a match to its military status. Russia’s entire GDP is lower than South Korea’s, and is only slightly over twice the Pentagon’s budget.

    I think this is one of the reasons why President Putin must tread carefully: Russia’s economy and internal stability are very vulnerable to external economic and financial pressure.

    • Replies: @Pat Pappano
  63. @Eagle Eye

    Very true. CIA has mobilized to tighten its control not just over the executive branch but also the legislative branch. In keeping with its surreptitious methods, CIA is attacking insubordinate institutions with moles in the US government (Strzok, Page) and agents outside it (Skripal, Stefan Halper.)

    https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/12/the-deep-state-mob-targets-nunes/

    Under its current COG regime, CIA asserts the power to make state secrets of any ultra vires act or crime up to and including the treason of aiding covert Israeli transnational organized crime.

  64. Everyone had forgotten about Skripal. It can’t be to Putin’s advantage to dig it up. That’s the interesting point about the article. The author seems to perceive Putin as starting to back down and is furious. So he attacks Putin.

  65. “How about some “solidarity” with the Skripals – you, Europeans?!”

    I’m with you on this one. Letz get our pitchforks and scythes ready and march on the castle.

  66. tjm says:
    @Realist

    Exactly, the idea that serving Israel in any way helps America is ludicrous.

    Zionist Jews are a plague on the US. All aspects of society touched by this Zionist influence become another cancer destroying us from within.

    Certainly, Israel’s control over Washington AND TRUMP (Trump was never anything but a Zionist Manchurian candidate, they have been positioning him for the office for a decade) is disastrous, but Zionist jewish control over the media, entertainment, and Wall Street are the reason.

    In ever facet they work to divide and weaken American society, and are the primary drivers for open borders and mass Latino immigration.

    Funny while America is being run over by hordes of Latinos, Chump’s first act was to go after Muslim LEGAL immigration, that instantly showed his true colors, Zionist! And idiot America lapped it up as a sign of his hate for all immigration, so hooked are they to the lying meida and it’s Zionist contrived narratives.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @Realist
  67. escobar says:

    If God chose the Jews as “His” people. why can’t he switch from them, like the owner of a NFL team switching locations?
    I propose–the Quakers.
    An offer they couldn’t/wouldn’t refuse?

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  68. alley cat says:

    The Zionists and neocons may win a few battles from time to time, but they have already lost their war on humanity and it’s only a matter of matter of time before it dawns on them. They are zombies going through the motions of being alive, until someone gently informs them that they are dead and must return to their graves before the stench of their rotting empire becomes unbearable.

    Perception is not reality, but can shape it, and this war over how humanity will govern itself is being fought on the battlefield of perception. In Vietnam, U.S. imperialists dimly perceived that the real war was for hearts and minds, not territory. On those terms, the outcome was foreordained. Imperial defeat was assured.

    From there it’s been all downhill for the empire. With each passing day comes a new imperial tactical victory at the price of popular outrage and the steady erosion of imperial power and authority.

    Imperial overreach: every empire carries within itself the seeds of its own zombification.

    If you doubt this, stand back and observe the contending forces: on one side, warmongering weasels one and all. On the other: cool, calm, clear-headed statesmen. The contrast couldn’t be more stark. If you don’t know the winner of this contest for hearts and minds, I know the loser.

  69. @escobar

    If God chose the Jews as “His” people. why can’t he switch from them,

    That already happened 2000 years ago.

    Christianity, much?

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @escobar
  70. VV Putin has only one, miserable, binary choice;

    Nuclear war now or later.

    The demented, power-crazy washington-tel aviv axis believes erroneously that everything will bow and break before it, as they are “chosen”.

    They committed the worst blunder a tyran can make – they believed their own propaganda.

  71. Jake says:

    “I sure can’t think of a more contemptible, nasty, psychopathic gang of megalomanical thugs (and cowards) than the Israelis. Can you?”

    Yes, I can. The Saudis, who are now tightly allied with Israel and the US, which means also the UK.

    Birds of a feather and all that.

  72. Jake says:
    @Heros

    He ‘squeals’ like a Slav about Nazis. The Nazis also labeled the Slavs subhuman and intended to make serfs of those thy did not slaughter.

    The Nazis were evil, even without all the gay S&M and pedophilia that was central to the Brownshirts, even without all the Theosophy and attempts to revive Germanic paganism.

  73. Jake says:
    @tjm

    You think Mexicans are a bigger threat to America than Mohammedans?

    In keeping with the theme of you not knowing what you bleat about – At least 80% of American Jews love every aspect of massive Mohammedan movement to America.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @europeasant
  74. Iris says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    “..even if one otherwise wishes to see Israel burn in a sea of atomic fire.”

    Never, in any of his articles, has the Saker ever expressed any “wish” to see the Israeli people burn in a sea of atomic fire.

    Even Israel’s most vocal strategic opponent, Iran to name it, only ever evokes military destruction of Israel as a retaliation to an Israeli large-scale attack over the Iranian people.

    Your post is fascinating because it is a very good illustration of the disingenuous DARVO techniques which characterises militant Zionists.

    DARVO—Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim/Offender
    Arrogant techniques of “successful” manipulative control tactics and contempt for other people, who they regard as inferior.

  75. Jake says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    And that is the reason that Jews are animated by a desire to destroy everything to do with Christendom and to browbeat endlessly all white people they associate with conservative Christian identity, morals, doctrines.

  76. @Iris

    ” The bombing of the Lockerbie plane was an evil crime that took 270 innocent lives, and was attributed by the official UK/US intelligence centres to the former Libyan government under late President Gaddafi. ”

    Already during the trial the father of one of the stewardesses explained that something with the detonator did not fit the guilt for Libia.
    This later was confirmed.
    A Scottish committee concluded that the condemned man was not guilty.
    His illness I see as an excuse to prevent embarrassing questions about why he was released.
    One may wonder if he was made ill, as Milosevitch, who died in captivity, before being cleared of all guilt.
    It was a Mossad agent who on Cyprus bought the clothes for the suitcase with the bomb in a second hand clothes store.
    The bombing was a disaster, the bomb should have exploded over sea.
    Why VIP’s were taken off the plane in London shortly before take off has never been explained.
    Anyhow, the Lockerby wreckage was great in showing that the Sept 11 Pennsylvania crashed plane was not a crashed plane.

    • Replies: @Iris
  77. @chris

    I suppose both Putin and Netanyahu see the Iranian presence in Syria asa nuisance.

    • Replies: @chris
  78. The Zionists and neocons may win a few battles from time to time, but they have already lost their war on humanity and it’s only a matter of matter of time before it dawns on them.

    Been hearing this for 70 years.

    You think Mexicans are a bigger threat to America than Mohammedans?

    Yes.

    I always knew that the Resistance Axis was a joke but even I expected more, you know… resistance. Hezbollah, Syria and Iran are going down without even bothering to put up a fight.

    Yeah you kept Assad in power. Con-grat-u-fucking-lations. You think we fucking care who rules a bankrupt, rump Syria? Syria will never be whole again, that’s all we care about. You can resurrect Hitler and put him in charge of rump Syria for all we care.

    You know what the saddest part about all of this is? How Hezbollah has refused to fight. We have killed over a hundred Syrians and Iranians this year, including some senior commanders, have routinely violated Lebanese air space to carry out those killings and have driven Iran out of Southern Syria. Why isn’t Hezbollah attacking?

    I mean, we all know why, because they know that the IDF would erase Lebanon from this earth, but doesn’t honor demand that Hezbollah at least show some support for their Iranian patrons?

    What have us Jews done to be cursed with such shamefully cowardly enemies?

    As for Iran, the US isn’t going to attack and good thing because the last thing we need is for a secular regime to take over in Iran. The Mullahs are so incompetent that they are easier for us to bully than a secular regime would be. But if the US wanted to topple the mullahs, it could be done easily. Iran is a joke and Israel has proven that Iran is nothing without Russia to protect it.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  79. escobar says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    The Jews have not accepted that, yet lost a suit to challenge it in Small Claims Court.
    Then there is Nietzsche: “The last Christian died on the Cross.”
    Not entirely true, but approaching. Our “Dasein” is nearing the morality-rein level.

  80. Realist says:
    @tjm

    And idiot America lapped it up as a sign of his hate for all immigration, so hooked are they to the lying meida and it’s Zionist contrived narratives.

    I agree with your points. Most Americans are stupid, vapid and shallow….just like Trump..

  81. Iris says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Thanks for the very interesting info.

    Just confirms that false flags are carried over and over by the unchallenged psychopathic powers-that-be.

  82. anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:

    The racist Russia DOES IT AGAIN. To use Muslims as a chip, this time Syria and Iran, to bargain and advance Russian corrupt parasite known ‘ruling class’ where are in the pockets of zionist bankers, to protect the interest of the zionist savages against the interest of Muslims ALL OVER THE WORLD. He is a traitor and this is TREASON.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/putin-netanyahu-summit-in-moscow-russia-is-urging-syria-to-compromise-now/5640184

    [Putin-Netanyahu Summit in Moscow. Russia Is “Urging” Syria to “Compromise”, Now!
    The Putin-Netanyahu Summit on Victory Day really did change everything, and Russia is no longer shy about showing the world its desire to “balance” “Israel” and Iran in Syria. ]

    Will the zionist illiterate traitor and former KGB informant, Putin, deliver Golan height to the savage khazaris?

    Assad must not accept the humiliating proposal and ask him out of Syria, if he does not, then ALL OPTIONS ARE ON THE TABLE.

    Muslims around the world are sick and tired of being used as a chip by both criminal west and weak and racist Russia to advance their own interests at the expense of Muslims. Putin was in Syria to kill Muslims for ‘peace’.

    Muslims also have interests and will not listen to a zionist lackey like Putin and do not accept any more treason from Russia committed in their territories.
    Putin will not sell S-300. How he expect an ally to defend itself. Russia never armed its Muslim allies to defend themselves, only a few USELESS rusty gun to be killed. Petty Putin never look at Syria as an ally, but a chip to bargain with. SHAME ON YOU ZIONIST STOOGE.

  83. annamaria says:
    @Momus

    “… his efforts to protect Israel and by extension the region and the US.”
    — The protection comes with a heavy price for the millions of civilians that happen to reside in Israel’s proximity. In other words, Israel has been behaving as a terrorist state. The exceptional ugliness of Israel comes from a combination of the whining about the “incomparable” Jewish sufferings and sub-human behavior towards the native population of Palestine and Syria. Add to that the unceasing machinations of the Lobby (in the US) and The Friends of Israel (in the UK), which qualify as a tribal conspiracy against western civilization.
    As for the confabulation of “his efforts to protect … by extension the region and the US,” the evidence do not agree. Whether the attacked USSLiberty or the stolen US technology or the Jewish racket across the US government, which resulted in the weeding out the honest and principled loyalists to the US interests as compared to Israel-firsters, the ziocon interests have been disastrous for the US. Consider the enormous moral damage inflicted by the Lobby on the academic institutions and on the US foreign policies.

  84. peterAUS says:
    @utu

    Agree.

    As for

    What Russia is getting in return?

    if you replace “Russia” with “regime in Kremlin” handle Felix Keverich, in some other thread, put it well:

    I propose a simple rule of thumb: when asessing probability of a certain action by the regime, we should always ask, is this action going to strengthen or weaken the regime’s chances of survival in the short-run (Kremlin thinkers cannot plan more than a few steps ahead)

  85. peterAUS says:
    @utu

    Looks that way.

    Now, for the World Cup, well, we could see some events in Ukraine too, IMHO.
    Then the things could become really interesting.

  86. annamaria says:
    @utu

    “To me it signified Putin’s capitulation.”
    — Hence the difference between a statesman with a heavy load of responsibilities and an impatient observer.
    — Agree that Russia suffers the Fifth Column.

  87. Cyrano says:

    The only way the morons in GB can get more propaganda mileage from this sordid affair is if they threw acid in the Scripals faces – Pakistani style, claim that the Russians did it again (it doesn’t matter if the MO doesn’t fit – the whole thing is stupid anyway), then take the Scripals on a world tour portraying them as victims of the fight for Democracy in Russia. And then finally give them the Nobel Peace prize Malala Yousafzai style to make the whole circus complete.

  88. Z-man says:

    In respect to your first subject, I said a long time ago that Israel was the last super power. Sadly.

  89. I wonder why the author does not make the most obvious conclusion: Skripals are dead, because dead people tell no tales. That would be the best solution for the British authorities. After all, British state organized very badly scripted fake poisoning, then via its PM and Foreign Minister spread outrageous lies, so ill-concocted that they had to change their story several times in the course of a few weeks, at the same time publishing photos glaringly incompatible with any of the stories they told. Why would criminals let the victims testify, even informally at a press conference? Any self-respecting mafia eliminates the victims in cases like this. How is the British establishment different?

    • Replies: @yurivku
  90. @Intelligent Dasein

    I think you hit some nails on the head and missed others. I don’t think it’s Russia’s job to punish Israel, unless it directly attacks a Russian target, which it studiously avoids. In effect, Russians are playing for their own team and nobody else. I believe this is a good strategy. Tsarist Russia and then the Soviet Union often tried to save the world (liberation of Balkans from Turks, defeating Napoleon, then Hitler) at enormous cost to itself, and look at the gratitude it got for its effort. So, looking after its own interests and not giving a hoot about others seems to be the smartest thing to do.

    • Replies: @yurivku
  91. robt says:

    Why the hostile references to Medvedev? What did I miss? He seems like an OK guy.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  92. peterAUS says:

    Well, whatever I think about Saker, this

    I will admit that I am very worried and that for the first time in 4 years I am having major doubts about a fundamental policy decision by Putin.

    does show some promise there.

    Maybe he was (well, still is but we’ll see) just naive.

    The first step is to admit the error. Takes character for sure and for that, well, respect. Especially admitting it in public.

    What he is not aware of, still, naive again, is the nature of the “Internet commentator”. Especially those he personally helped built. The followers.
    My take is, should he continue along that “doubt” path he’ll see some trouble there indeed.

    But, overall, a good sign.
    Dispensing with Kremlin delusion.

    From there the real work could begin.

    Can’t say I hold my breath there, though.

  93. @Daisy

    I do not understand the subservient position that the US takes with Israel.

    That is the big question isn’t it? It’s not just the US after all.

    The answer is probably the simplest one. Israel (or the forces behind Israel) usurped control of the economy in these nations. By way of controlling their central banks and by way of Operation Talpiot’s conquest of the technology sector. They have a kill switch for Western Civilization that ensures no other faction can achieve checkmate in this battle until it’s addressed. They can crush the dollar. They can crush the internet. They can crush all manner of God only knows how much of Western infrastructure is running on those Intel chips manufactured out there in the land of war by deception known as Israel. They also have that damnable nuclear doctrine of theirs, the Samson Option. So finding a way to beat Israel at their own game of cloak and dagger without them destroying the planet in turn is… it’s pretty important.

    [MORE]

    Big picture? Personally, I see 3 distinct factions vying for control: Real Americans/Europeans/Whites, Democrats and their soldiers of demographic replacement, Zionist Jews and their masses of mostly decent but otherwise ignorant Jewish and white ‘Judeo-Christian’ (read: revisionism brainwashed) Zionists.

    The real Americans/European don’t have (m)any genuine political representatives and as such they can’t get a word in edgewise in their own nations’ political arenas. These, the results of almost a century of social engineering since WWII ended. Whites who do anything but sit quietly or otherwise openly advocate for their own peoples’ summary destruction by replacement are rendered pariahs in social circles and have career advancement halted where free speech is still somewhat protected. Meanwhile, they’re openly persecuted by the government in nations like the UK, where free speech has buckled before hate speech legislation. Whites, as usual, will have to relearn that most important of (apparently easily forgotten) lessons. If they desire the right to live, they will have to build their own mound upon which to declare it from atop the corpses of their friends and enemies alike. Trees of liberty don’t grow from anything else.

    The Democrats seem to be something like Frankenstein’s monster to the Jews who created them with their cultural marxism plague in the post war period. But with the exception of a few well placed players in politics (Soros) and the tech sector (Zuckerberg & the other silicon valley tech titans) that use appealing to Democrats with cultural marxist rhetoric to continue pulling strings for the Zionist agenda, the Democrats represent a beast with a mind all their own. Mostly it seems like the Zionists have Democrats on a leash like a rabid dog, frothing and chomping at the bit. And they unleash said rabid dog to keep whites and their nationalism in check. Beyond that, the dog clearly has it’s own plans. Louis Farrakhan and his surviving and apparently thriving associations and activities are a testament to that.

    As for the Zionists themselves. They appear to be the only faction that possesses all the cards required to win this game at the present. But they have to be careful in how they play them because their entire hand is hidden behind a very thin and fragile veil of victimhood status that is all based on easily verifiable lies (namely the Holocaust). And blacks are readily capable of poking holes in that veil, and less likely to be decried as racists when they do, because they’re not white or on the right. The double edged sword of cultural marxism. Everything you see Farrakhan do is like the velociraptors in Jurassic Park meticulously testing their cage walls for a weakness that they can exploit. I despise the guy, but he clearly knows the score.

    What happened in the 2016 US election cycle was Zionists using their Trump puppet as the false hope candidate for the purpose of courting white nationalists, who they noticed were gaining traction thanks to memes and social media, to become their cyber vanguard against the Democrats in the 2016 elections. And they happily helped God Emperor Trump secure victory over the democrats, who are always looking for ways to hinder Israel under the not-necessarily-false guise of humanitarianism. Like supporting Palestine, or trying to empower Iran via the now defunct Iran Deal.

  94. KamesinNM says:
    @utu

    Putin’s Christian and understands all evil will suffer the second death at the final judgement and burn forever. Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 describe false Jews as the synagogue of Satan.

  95. chris says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Nuisance ? From Russia’s perspective, maybe, but they realize that they’re de-facto allies with Iran against the Empire so they can’t really afford to have Israel or the US destroy Iran, lest Russia looses face in their current endeavor.

    Israel, on the other hand, with Yahoo at the helm, is suffering the full effects of self-inflicted Iran derangement syndrome (IDS), so “nuisance” is a bit too mild of a term for them. Their disease, as usual, happens to also be a bit self-serving as far as their geo-political strategy in the region is concerned.

    BTW, Gareth Porter discusses more directly some of the more immediate reasons why Israel wants to get rid of Iran.

    https://tomwoods.com/ep-1154-trump-and-the-iran-deal/

    The more long-term reasons for this are anybody’s guess, but must surely include their goal of dominating the region (as they’ve already achieved in the US and in Europe).

  96. anonymous[721] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jake

    LOL! Then I pray that America becomes a majority Mexicano nation, in your lifetime. :D

    Ok, the term “Mohammedans” is meant to be a disparaging taunt, right? Islamophobes of course know that we dislike it because it seems to imply that we worship Prophet Mohammed(pbuh)… just as Christians worship Christ(pbuh).

    But, the unassailable truth is that we are simply not human worshippers, like your kind is. This is a fundamental truth that no taunt, you can possibly imagine, can ever break.

    In other words, no matter what, your white angloid/slavoid/xxoid kind will remain, Pagan Polytheist Human Worshippers or godless or the collective, Spiritual Ciphers… while we will remain True Monotheists. That is the infinite price for the evils of Islamophobia & white supremacy.

    Can you get that into your spiteful brain?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @anon
    , @anon
    , @Anon
  97. @anonymous

    Silly argument. Orthodox Jews don’t worship humans, either. Does that make them any better?

  98. anonymous[721] • Disclaimer says:
    @Greasy William

    What have us Jews done to be cursed with such shamefully cowardly enemies?

    Apparently jooscum have forgotten the whipping (relatively speaking, keeping in mind the strengths of both forces) they received in 2006. You mofers ran with your tails between your legs, and you talk about cowardly enemies. :D

    Anyway, the real curse of the Jew is that… he is a Jew… the specially “chosen” of the damned.

  99. Mark1 says:

    Here’s what I don’t get. Israel supposedly has 200-300 nukes. Therefore they can turn Iran into a parking lot any time they want. Meanwhile, Israel is in full-on hysterics because Iran might have a regiment or two in Syria, and might or might not be trying to get their own nukes. This makes no sense to me. Assuming Iran did get nukes (unclear if they are even trying), all you’d get is Mutually Assured Destruction, which kept US and Soviet Union (and its successor) stable for 70+ years. In no world is Israel in danger from Iran, given the story we’re told of nukes.

    What if nukes either don’t work or don’t work like we’re told? Then the story changes. Israel has 8 million people, Iran has 80 million. Israel has European level average IQ, so does Iran. Without nukes, Iran could wipe their ass with Israel any time they want in a 1-on-1 match.

    You’ll say that it’s not 1-on-1. Israel controls US more thoroughly than a man controls a puppy. Israel + US can probably take Iran, even given paper tiger aspect of corrupt US MIC (joke aircraft carrier survivability, F-35, 20+ years to develop JASSM then give it intact to Russians, ships’ watch asleep in busy shipping zones/Aegis destroyer with less situational awareness than tuna boat, etc.) To me it’s uncertain if the US could take Iran. I think the US rot is so deep I could see losing an aircraft carrier. If that happens, US empire is over. Without US protection, Israel disappears overnight.

    The only explanations of Israeli hysterical hatred of Iran is either Israel has no nukes (nor does anyone else) or Israel is suffering from mass delusion and psychopathology.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @AnonFromTN
    , @Momus
  100. anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    In the murder of what Roman emperor were Jews implicated?

  101. anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Eagle Eye

    It’s 7 years in England

  102. anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Lots of us don’t believe in any God at all.

  103. anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Isn’t Muslim just another version of Mohammadean, Mughal, whatever the religion is called in many languages?

  104. anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mark1

    Jews always need someone to hate and fear. That’s what holds them together, even more than the networking advantages

  105. chris says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Israel has been successfully expanding its territory, and getting two superpowers to cave into its demands (Saker’s own words). That is pretty admirable in my book.

    Well, your “book” shallow and stupid. You might as well say that you admire Idi Amin or Pol Pot for their successes.

    Israel’s current success hasn’t been achieved in order to further any noble goal. They’ve temporarily managed to goad everyone into doing their bidding. They’ve wrought success for a small population at a cost of death and destruction of many who did not threaten them. They’re constantly having to coersce everyone into paying for their project through indoctrination and threats.

    I think it’s fairly self-evident that bullying everyone into pandering to your whims is not a long-term success strategy; but that’s not something you or the Israelis are likely to realize until their system starts to disintegrate.

    • Replies: @Momus
  106. slorter says:

    While it is only human for people to become infuriated by unprovoked attacks – these attacks by the US and Israel are designed specifically to provoke a response. Long-term patience is just as important to winning a war as immediate fury.

    Sun Tzu stated in the timeless strategic treatise, “The Art of War,” that:
    A government should not mobilize an army out of anger, military leaders should not provoke war out of wrath. Act when it is beneficial, desist if it is not. Anger can revert to joy, wrath can revert to delight, but a nation destroyed cannot be restored to existence, and the dead cannot be restored to life.

    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/israel-baits-hook-will-syria-bite.html#more

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  107. @Mark1

    Have you noticed that Israel is in no hurry to attack Iran proper? It went into hysterics to provoke the US into acting. So, it behaves like a toddler who wants his father to fight its battles.

    As to nukes, it’s not that simple. If Israel becomes the second (after the US) country to use nukes on humans, Europe would have little choice but to turn against Israel. Considering how well Israel is loved in the neighborhood, it would be obliterated by neighbors in a week after it starts launching nukes.

  108. @slorter

    We know even without Chinese sages that vengeance is a dish best served cold.

  109. One wishes they could print up 50,000 “Free the Skripals” T-shirts to be given away to Londoners to embarrass the May government. Really, would a five minute talk with the Skripals be too much to ask to be broadcast? Its been a while now.

  110. H. J. says:

    ”Now let’s talk about the bigger lie.

    Yesterday, for the first time, a Russian general pierced this lie on RT when he stated that there was proof that the UK was behind the well-orchestrated and completely staged “gas attacks” in D0uma.

    Yes, you read that right, he said the UK. Not the US, not Israel, not Saudi Arabia, but the UK. Those of you familiar with my writing know that I am constantly pointing my finger at the City of London for the lies, deception, and wars which dominate the headlines of their propaganda rags.

    The lies are so constant that it is difficult for most people to sort out. But it seems the Russians are beginning to understand this biggest lie of all – that somehow the US-UK “special relationship” features the US as senior partner.

    It’s just the opposite. The Crown-controlled City of London calls the shots.

    [...]

    The last thing the Crown wants to see is a good relationship between the US and Russia. This would knock out their lucrative arms, oil and drug trades and relegate the UK to expendable status.

    The US is and always has been a Hessianized mercenary force for this City of London-based Rothschild-led banking cartel. We have accrued a $24 trillion debt, a bad reputation and thousands of dead (largely poor, brown, or black) young US soldiers protecting these scumbags.

    It’s high time the whole world fully comprehends this biggest of lies. Until we do, there will be constant pretexts and lies leading to yet more debt, death and destruction. When we do, it all ends and American Revolutionaries who fought these bastards 250 years ago can rest easier in the knowledge that victory has been truly achieved.”

    From: Crown Bulldog Attacks Syria (excerpts, emphasis added)

    https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/crown-bulldog-attacks-syria/

  111. pyrrhus says:
    @Eagle Eye

    It’s ironic that Nazi Germany was quite punctilious about diplomatic protocol and procedures, while the UK is brutally indifferent to the rules of diplomacy, but is hailed as a law abiding democratic state, which is quite the opposite of the truth.

    • Agree: utu
  112. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Ok, the term “Mohammedans” is meant to be a disparaging taunt, right?

    No, it’s supposed to be English.

    You know what’s Islamophobic? Tom Engelhart’s column using “caliphate” as a term of abuse.

  113. gsjackson says:
    @robt

    Saker thinks Medvedev is an “Atlantic Integrationist,” i.e., part of the faction in Russia that wants accommodation to and integration with the West. In other words, a fifth column undermining the revival of Russian nationalism and seeking a return to the neoliberalized colony of the ’90s ripe for plucking by predatory oligarchs.

  114. Vojkan says:
    @Bigly

    In Russian and in Serbian, the same word is used for both brother/sister and cousin, брат/cестра (brat/sestra), though the Russians also have, inherited probably from their XIX century francophile nobility’s and bourgeosie’s habit of using French to appear fancy, кузина (кuzina – k’oo’zina). In address, there’s no differentiation between cousin and brother/sister, both are called brother/sister. If needed to differentiate, the qualifiers ‘rodstvenny’ for same parents brothers/sisters and ‘dvayourodny’ for cousins are used but they’re never used in address. Native Russian/Serbian speakers instinctively say brother/sister when they speak of their cousins in a foreign language without thinking that is confusing for a Westerner.

  115. Vojkan says:

    Appalled by Putin’s pandering to Netanyahu too. It is a very bad move for Russia, Zionists don’t stop until they either totally submit or create total chaos.
    The renewal of Medvedev, the man who gave the West the mandate to destroy Libya in the UN, is equally dismaying. One would have thought that in his last term, Putin would have shaken up a few things finally. He will be judged not for putting Russia back on her feet or for saving Syria from ISIS but for denying Syria the right to self-defence against Israel and for giving Russia back to Zionists. As if nothing happened in the last 18 years.
    As for Skripal father, he met the fate all traitors deserve and eventually meet. As for the daughter, she should have disowned her father. That’s what I have down regarding my family for far less than what Skripal father did. Traitors are the most despicable species on Earth.

  116. yurivku says:
    @chris

    it all looks to me like act 1 of a bigger play. Like Trump, Putin seemes to make his concessions up front, but there must, by necessity be a payback concession somewhere down the road;

    We call it ХПП (хитрый план Путина) – CPP (Cunning Putin’s Plan). Right after Crimea here everybody got impressed (actually I did not believe he’ll dare to do what he’s done) and we were expecting such action in Ukraine/Donbass, in sports affairs, reactions to different insulting actions of ZUSUK … Now in Syria were was a good start but bad finish.
    Nothing happened and I’ll repeat – if somebody looks like a duck, walks like a duck …. it’s probably really IS a duck.

    If somebody shows lack of a will and courage probably he just not have them. Or his goals differ from yours. So I don’t believe to CPP anymore.

    But I suspect some of this will come to light as the next phase of operations against Iran.

    Sure, but I don’t expect much. Medvedev’s appointment also is a clear sign of a vague future.

    • Replies: @chris
  117. “The Brits can organize a meeting between а Russian diplomat in the UK at a highly protected UK facility, with tanks, SAS Teams on the standby, helicopters in the air, bombers, etc.”

    I dunno … they did all that for the Beatles, oddly enough on Salisbury Plain, and the boys barely escaped the clutches of the Swami.

  118. @Iris

    Thank you. Russia’s failure to manufacture a car for export, a chauvinist ambition of every nation but realization by only a few, suggests an economy incapable of producing the hypersonic weapons displayed earlier this year, multiple weapons. A country that can do that can certainly export a car. My suspicion is that there was German engineering at work. Based in East Germany and with German language and cultural skills, Putin would have been very much aware of this resource. I have also read, that contrary to conventional wisdom, it was East Germany that came out ahead of the other, West Germany having been propagandized by the west into giving up her cultural vitality.

  119. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    I wonder why the author does not make the most obvious conclusion: Skripals are dead, because dead people tell no tales. That would be the best solution for the British authorities.

    Agree. Just one thing is unclear and strange – why they did not announce their death from Novichock (and kill them softly), but instead reported continuous improvement of their health in MSM?
    This makes no sense for me.
    Or it’s just a level of idiotism in UK? Seems that one can’t be so stupid.

  120. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    In effect, Russians are playing for their own team and nobody else.

    Again CPP -).
    Ok, Putin plays his own game.
    But why he invited Netaniyhu to the Victory Day and spit on all his allies inside and outside country?
    It wasn’t nesessary.
    Just to have netanyahu spit to him back bombing Syria right during the parade?

    • Agree: utu
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  121. Momus says:
    @Realist

    Protecting Israel means preventing Iran from having nuke ICBM’s. That is in the US interest for ways too obvious to articulate.

    • Replies: @utu
    , @Realist
    , @MacNucc11
  122. Momus says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    Most of us have been trusting Israel with nukes for more than 50years. Seems to be working out.

  123. @yurivku

    I’ll try to answer both of your comments to the best of my ability.

    Skripals. I can think of several explanations why the Brits did not declare Skripals dead straight off. One you offered yourself – stupidity. This provocation was obviously concocted in a hurry, without a coherent lie to accompany it (hence many changes of the “official” story), so they might not have thought of pretending that Skripals died of whatever they were poisoned with (maybe Novichok, if British secret services have it, maybe something else). Two, it appears to be a motto of British secret services “never say a word of truth, even when lying hurts you”. Three, they might have thought that Skripals can offer testimony accusing Russia, but found that they can’t or are unwilling to. That would be their death sentence. Skripals might have had an illusion (shared by many Russian “liberasts”) that a “democratic” country adhering to “European values” would not kill them like mafia. More fools them.

    Netanyahu. In fact, Putin got something out of his visit straight off: first, Netanyahu put on St. George ribbon (featured on the Soviet medal “For victory over Germany”), participated in Bessmerniy Polk demonstration, and carried a photo of some Soviet hero (naturally, Jewish, there were many of those). This annoyed quite a few Ukie Nazis and their supporters, including those in Washington Politburo. At least as much as explicitly anti-fascist Victory Day concert on one of the Ukie TV channels, Inter (BTW, owned by two Ukie oligarchs and former Maidan sponsors, Levochkin and Firtash). Second, Israel is studiously avoiding hitting Russian targets in and around Syria. Third, I don’t think Putin wants Iran to feel that it is perfectly at home in Syria. Israel might have offered some other concessions we are not aware of. In fact, Israel is prudently preparing for the demise of the US, making overtures to Russia, China, and even India.

  124. @Jake

    “At least 80% of American Jews love every aspect of massive Mohammedan movement to America”

    Well they are related. According to the bible Abraham impregnated Hagar and begat Ishmael. Ishmael is credited with being the father of the Arab people and of course Abraham and Issac are the first Hebrews. SO yes why shouldn’t two brothers (Jews and Mohameds) work together. They are family. Every once in a while they fight but what family doesn’t have an occasional squabble?

    Why do we have to get involved? Oh yea the Neocons!

  125. Momus says:
    @chris

    Apart from winning 13 or 14 defensive wars and returning far more territory than they could have held, Israel’s’ transition from agrarian socialism to high tech advanced economy with Western European standards of living hasn’t come from bullying and looks like quite long term proposition.

    • Replies: @chris
  126. utu says:
    @Momus

    It is not about nukes. It is much more. Israel wants Iran destroyed, to be set back 10, 20 years back, to be destabilize that its infrastructure collapses, to create chaos, to create internal factional fighting, etc. etc.

    • Replies: @Momus
  127. Realist says:
    @Momus

    Iran will never be a threat to the US. It’s all about Israel.

  128. MacNucc11 says:
    @Momus

    I have no problem with Iran having nukes. They have shown reasonable restraint in the face of almost constant provocation.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  129. MacNucc11 says:
    @Momus

    ummm, maybe not as obvious as you think. Please articulate.

  130. Momus says:
    @utu

    Israel wants an Iran that behaves herself; so does the rest of the world.

    • Replies: @MacNucc11
    , @Iris
    , @chris
  131. @MacNucc11

    Can’t agree more. Would provide badly needed checks and balances in the ME. After all, so far only one country used nukes against humans, and it certainly wasn’t Iran, or India, or North Korea, or even Pakistan.

  132. MacNucc11 says:
    @Momus

    Maybe you need to read the article. The rest of the world has an Iran that behaves itself. Our (speaking as an American) security agencies have verified that Iran has complied.

  133. MacNucc11 says:

    I feel for the Skirpals and echo the sentiments of those here who feel that they are dead, in danger, tortured, etc. The U.K. and her allies needed a potential target so they picked this poor guy and his daughter (I guess to make it look more vicious). They needed anyone with some sort of connection to Putin and this was the best they could come up with.

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  134. Iris says:
    @Momus

    Well-behaved Israel has murdered 52 Palestinian demonstrators today, including a 14-year old boy.

    The likes of you have lost any sense of basic morals; you are actually viewed as rabid psychopaths by the “rest of the world”, if you want the truth.

    • Agree: Vojkan, ValmMond
    • Replies: @Momus
  135. chris says:
    @Momus

    I had to laugh out loud at your crack about the “14 defensive wars!” That’s a good one. did’ja ever hear the one about the defensive crusades?

    • Replies: @Momus
    , @Anatoly Karlin
  136. chris says:
    @yurivku

    Maybe you’re right Yuri, Medvedev’s and Bolton’s appointments sure look like the white flags of defeat, The deep state won this round on both sides of the world.

    Still, the US is on a collision course with Russia and Iran, and Putin knows that. If he gives up, we’re all screwed, because the Empire is after Russia’s natural resources, which they’re going to split with China. That’s why I suspect (and hope) that Russia won’t quit just yet.

    • Replies: @Erebus
  137. chris says:
    @Momus

    I think the rest of the world wants an Israel which behaves a shade less psychopathic, but all we ever get is Eric Schneiderman.

  138. Erebus says:
    @chris

    Sorry if this has has been posted already.
    Interestingly, Saker published a different take on his site. Translated from the Russian, it rings true.

    Putin has put together a politically weak, but technically strong government – a government that executes its tasks unconstrained by infighting and squabbling of various factions and parties. Non-performers can be jettisoned without worrying about spurious political implications.

    In other words, a wartime govt.

    In what way the western experts are different from domestic? They have, suddenly, shut up. They, unlike ours, understand Putin’s maneuvers.

    http://thesaker.is/with-russias-new-government-putin-transitions-from-defense-to-offense/

  139. Anonymous[121] • Disclaimer says:

    Interestingly, while whining about “Nazi Iran” Netanyahu did say something truly profound and true. He said “an important history lesson: when a murderous ideology emerges, one has to push back against it before it is too late”. That is indeed exactly what most people across the world feel about Israel and its Zionist ideology

    The main problem is not ideology. It is Power + Personality. Jewish globalists have obscene amounts of power, especially troublesome in a world where Jews are just a small percentage of the population. But maybe that is a source of Jewish power. A nation like China or India has lots of people, and that means lots of Chinese or Hindus working to build Chinese or Indian power, but it also means much of the Chinese or Indian resources must be expended on taking care of Chinese or Hindus. In contrast, because there aren’t many Jews in the world, Jewish wealth can be used for maximum power.
    Also, the huge discrepancy between Jewish wealth and Jewish demographics makes Jews paranoid, and this means a warped personality.

    Nonetheless, it appears undeniable that the Zionists have enough power to simultaneously force not one, but two (supposed) superpowers to cave into their demands. Not only that, they have the power to do that while also putting these two superpowers on a collision course against each other.

    Russia is not a superpower. Its economy is smaller than that of Texas.
    US is a superpower, but maybe there is superpower even more powerful than the US. The Jewish Global Empire with worldwide network. Niall Ferguson knows about the power of networks. Britain alone could hardly be a great power. What made it the center of the greatest power in the world was the Anglo networks from Britain to Africa to Middle East to Asia, and also the fact that it had close relations with its birthed nations: US, Canada, and Australia.

    Unlike tiny UK, the US on its own can be a great power, and it is. But maybe there is a bigger superpower, and it is the Jewish Globalist Network with financial, media, academia, and cultural ties all around the world. Then, it misses the picture to just call them ‘Zionists’. After all, even if an asteroid were to hit Israel and blow it all up, Jewish World Power would remain. It is in the networks. Why do Jews love globalism and hate nationalism(among gentiles)? Globalism means networks dominated by Jews. Nationalism means defense against the Network.

    The Network pits various powers against one another. British Network did the same thing. The Brits had diplomats and agents all over the world. They once encouraged Japan against China and Russia… even as the Brits were taking over parts of China, esp Hong Kong. The Network has no over-arching principle other than Our Power. Network is powerful but it is also vulnerable because its power is not rooted into the soil. It is not grounded. Rather, it is wired horizontally all around the world. Those wires can be cut. Therefore, the Network must be especially devious and cunning. American Revolutionaries understood this. They used one empire, the French, against another empire, the British. Both empires ended up badly. British lost the 13 colonies, and the drained French monarchy soon fell. Jews are no different in their devious use of networks in US and Russia.

    “Putin betrayed the people – we did not vote for Medvedev”.

    Medvedev may not be ideal, but he seems reasonably smart and capable. Also, Putin needs a mediator to the West, a softer face. Maybe a hardline nationalist would have been a more popular choice, but how many tough nationalists have talent as managers or leaders? How many are pragmantic?

    Also, the biggest betrayers of Russia are the Russian people. They have all that land, so much potential, and so much promise, but they squandered so much on corruption, laziness, and stupidity. If Russians did a better job in making their nation great, maybe Putin wouldn’t have to rely so much on foreign trade, investment, and etc? Why can’t Russians do what Germans and Japanese did? It is because Russians keep underperforming in their historical destiny that Putin has to find ways to work with hostile forces. At least, Stalin had the whip and could force Russians to build a powerful nation. Putin can’t force Russians to clean up their act.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  140. peterAUS says:
    @Anonymous

    Also, the biggest betrayers of Russia are the Russian people. They have all that land, so much potential, and so much promise, but they squandered so much on corruption, laziness, and stupidity. If Russians did a better job in making their nation great, maybe Putin wouldn’t have to rely so much on foreign trade, investment, and etc? Why can’t Russians do what Germans and Japanese did? It is because Russians keep underperforming in their historical destiny that Putin has to find ways to work with hostile forces. At least, Stalin had the whip and could force Russians to build a powerful nation. Putin can’t force Russians to clean up their act.

    There is something there, IMHO.

    My theory: Reformation, for Europe. Or lack of it. Big topic. This isn’t a place to discuss it.
    As for Japanese, a particular mixture of geography and history.

  141. Momus says:
    @Iris

    Palestinians are the rabid psychopaths. 70 years of failed leadership and the people have nothing.

    Israel started from a lower base and is now a top 20 western country. Israels actions are moral; she is protecting her citizens and property.

    The Gazan Arabs are inventing a new form of coerced suicide terrorism. You moral compass is pointing the wrong way.

    • Replies: @utu
    , @Eagle Eye
  142. Momus says:
    @chris

    Name the Israeli’s convicted of war crimes then?

  143. utu says:
    @Momus

    Where despicable creatures like you are coming from? Israelis are rabid psychopaths. Check what Moshe Dayan said.

    Israel development and growth owes everything to money flowing form outside: to $100 billions Germany paid and another $100 billions or more American is paying and $100 billions or more diaspora Jews are paying and being a hub of Jewish international crime syndicate where all kind of Jewish psychopaths can find refuge for themselves and their stolen billions like Russian oligarch-criminals.

    You are a criminal state that would not survive w/o help from abroad. Do you deserve to survive? If all Jews would move there, yes. But since most Israelis would like to live both in Israel and have citizenships of other countries Israel lost its mandate.

    • Replies: @Momus
  144. Momus says:
    @utu

    Moshe Dayan was sentient and wise, and understood dogs and the neighbourhood.

    Now go and cry about why none of the 23 Arab Muslim sstates in the region can list in the top 20 or the OECD.

    • Replies: @Philip Owen
  145. utu says:

    Libya and Iraq were doing well before they were destroyed by a design which was the Yinon plan. Arab and Muslim states had every chine they had destroyed by shenanigans of Israel.

    Here is how Hitler envisioned Israel. He was not far off the mark.

    http://www.hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/mkv1ch11.html

    The Jew’s domination in the state seems so assured that now not only can he call himself a Jew again, but he ruthlessly admits his ultimate national and political designs. A section of his race openly owns itself to be a foreign people, yet even here they lie. For while the Zionists try to make the rest of the world believe that the national consciousness of the Jew finds its satisfaction in the creation of a Palestinian state, the Jews again slyly dupe the dumb Goyim. It doesn’t even enter their heads to build up a Jewish state in Palestine for the purpose of living there; all they want is a central organization for their international world swindle, endowed with its own sovereign rights and removed from the intervention of other states: a haven for convicted scoundrels and a university for budding crooks.

  146. @chris

    The medieval crusades really were defensive, a belated but eminently justifiable reaction against Muslim aggression.

    • Agree: Momus
  147. @Intelligent Dasein

    Yes, I think you are right about this. It appears that Putin is going to concentrate on doing what is best for Russia and Russians. Putin is going to leave Bibi to God.

  148. @Felix Keverich

    And I seem to remember reading that eleven of the twelve Russian Oligarchs are Jews. This probably has a bearing on why Putin is being so docile.

  149. Momus says:
    @Mark1

    Iran has no modern airforce to speak of and relatively unproven missile systems.

    The Israeli Air Force is the second best in the world materiel wise and by far the most combat experienced. Knocking out high end missile launch facilities and radar installations is what they do for a living.

    In a conventional war, which would be fought from the air, the IAF could very easily reduce Iran’s offensive and defensive capabilities to a rump in hours or days.

    All this with F15/16, submarine and ground launched nuke capacity as backup; the Triad if you like.

  150. Eagle Eye says:
    @Momus

    Hamas itself claims that 50 of the 62 individuals who died in recent clashes in the Gaza strip had been Hamas members.

    Impeccable leftist MSM source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/16/middleeast/hamas-members-gaza-deaths/index.html

    In other words, these 50 were low-IQ pawns who volunteered to throw away their lives for Hamas lunacy. Probably the same is true of the 12 dead non-members, and all those injured in the clashes.

    People who want to live and enjoy their own lives don’t sacrifice themselves to die for fantasies inculcated over decades by corrupt Hamas and PA elites.

    The Gaza strip was previously controlled by Egypt, but even the Egyptians tired of the rampant criminality and victimology.

  151. Josecanuc says:
    @The Scalpel

    
    The Loss of the Creature, by Walker Percy – convinced that “scientific truth was the only truth pursuing,” he began as a scientist and went on to earn a medical degree. Shortly after he contracted tuberculosis and had to spend two years in a sanitarium, where he had all the time in the world to read and think. “What began to interest me was not the physiological and pathological processes within man’s body but the problem of man himself.”

    “One thing I have come to know thoroughly: the abysmal lack of character in man.” Kierkegaard

    “Christians commit crimes with their hands, the Jews with their reason.” Arthur Ruppin, Sociologist, Zionist one of the founders of Tel Aviv

    “Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals (character) and without greatness.. Men who have greatness within them don’t go in for politics.” Albert Camus

    Ortega y Gasset’s Revolt of the Masses is likewise loaded with dire apprehensions and sound observations on the shallowness of the mass man’s psychology.”

    “He who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.” Camus
    Simply because: “The public is feeble minded like an idiot. Whose feelings are diddled into existence by the exploiters.” D. H. Lawrence

    “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.…We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.…In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they (the Puppet Masters) who pull the wires which control the public mind.” Edward Bernays – Propaganda, 1928

    “On the next evening (April 2, 1958) we heard Aldous Huxley speak at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the dangers of our (Americans) being subconsciously indoctrinated by our television masters not only in promoting sales, but also in inducing attitudes of mind”
    “A Dual Autobiography” by Will & Ariel Durant –
    Those who control the mass media can create, censure and limit the truth.
    Train up the child in the way she go: and when they are old, they will not turn from it.’ Proverbs 22:6

    • Agree: The Scalpel
  152. Eagle Eye says:
    @Eagle Eye

    UPDATE

    British media report that Sergei Skripal has been released from the hospital.

    A report in the Sun (and reprinted in the Australian Telegraph) repeats the canard that the “66-year-old was exposed to deadly novichok at his home in March in a suspected botched assassination ordered by the Kremlin.”

    The Russians seem to be remarkably inept poisoners. We learn that the local cop has also been discharged “following a miracle recovery.” Only a grouch would not find this heart-warming.

    As previously, the piece evinces no curiosity at all about the current whereabouts of Sergei Skripal, but reiterates a lot of rhetoric denigrating Russia’s ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko.

    As before, the bizarre, uncurious, formulaic treatment of the story in the British media itself suggests that both Skripals are dead.

    The piece in the Sun does include the following quote, perhaps as a CYA against anticipated narrative collapse:

    Pressed if he really believed UK security services attempted to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, [the Russian ambassador] told Labour’s Chris Bryant: “Yes.”

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/russian-exspy-sergei-skripal-leaves-hospital-after-nerve-agent-attack/news-story/b26dfe400e321e8b85d65aadef4ce18b

  153. Philip Owen says: • Website
    @Momus

    The UAE is not in the G20 but it is bigger than some of the smaller members. Same for Iran.

    • Replies: @Craken
  154. Craken says:
    @Philip Owen

    The UAE has 1.4 million citizens–and 7 million foreign workers. That doesn’t sound politically stable. The next smallest population is Saudi Arabia, with about 25 million citizens. And the UAE has would have the second smallest economy if it joined the G20 (S. Africa being the smallest).

  155. Eagle Eye says:
    @MacNucc11

    The Skripals had to die so that the “Steele Dossier” could be used a little longer to stoke unnecessary tension between the U.S. and Russia.

    Murdered in cold blood by Sergei’s supposed new employers and protectors, I am afraid.

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