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The COVID19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is, by any measure, an immense planetary crisis which will probably change the world we live in forever. Still, there are other issues which are maybe not quite as dramatic and important, but which deserve not to be forgotten. Here are some of those

The grand betrayal of Tulsi Gabbard

It was pretty clear to most observers that Tulsi Gabbard, being the only real “peace candidate” would never be allowed to get the nomination, nevermind make it into the White House. It was also clear that Tulsi, for all her very real qualities, simply did not have what it takes to take on “The Swamp”. Still, in spite of this all, her candidacy and campaign were like a huge pitcher of cool water in the middle of an immense and dry desert. Her uniqueness amongst all the candidate is what make her betrayal even more painful for those who respected or even supported her. Once it became clear that she would never get the nomination, not only did she not run as an independent (something which Hillary seems to fear a lot), she endorsed Uncle Joe, the clearly senile, totally corrupt and generally repugnant frontman for the Clinton gang. This endorsement of Biden is something which she did not have to do, but she did it.

When the DNC stole the nomination from Sanders, he did not lead a protest or run as an independent, he endorsed Hillary. I always considered him a fraud for this (and many other) reasons. Now Tulsi Gabbard is doing the same thing, which probably is a good indicator that the Democratic Party is evil and corrupt to the core, which is hardly big news, but which is dramatically confirmed by Gabbard’s profoundly immoral decision. Why do I say that? Because Biden is the ultimate “anti-Gabbard”, she should have endorsed either Bernie, or even Trump, but instead she endorsed a morally corrupt warmonger, a total pawn for the MIC.

At the end of the day, she mostly betrayed herself, and that is the saddest aspect of this debacle.

The AngloZionist Empire – as clueless as ever

I have forced myself to listen to the daily COVID19 briefings from the White House and I have to say that Trump’s constant flag-waving and self-worshiping is almost physically painful to watch. The worst parts of these briefings are when Trump, or Pompeo, speak about the US “leadership” as if the entire planet was desperately expecting the US to help. It does not. In fact, most of the planet is disgusted by US action, be it the denial of vitally needed meds to countries like Iran or Venezuela, to the attempts are buying off German vaccines, to the mantric repetition about how great the US private sector is and how Amazon and Walmart will help us weather this crisis.

The truth is that this worldwide pandemic will allow us all to compare how different political systems, countries and cultures have reacted to the threat. In a year or so, we shall all know how free-market capitalism and libertarianism compared with social-democracies, socialist and even communist countries when their population needed protection and assistance.

True, other countries have responded with truly amazing incompetence (including several EU countries), so the inability to protect its citizens is not a purely US problem, it really affects all the countries currently subjugated by the Empire.

Finally, it appears that the China-bashing strategic PSYOP has largely failed. Most fake-news about China was quickly and rapidly debunked, and even the legacy corporate ziomedia could not completely obfuscate the fact that China is, so far, the only country on our planet which defeated COVID19.

Will there be an “ideological lessons learned” once the crisis subsides? I sure hope so!

For the time being, the Empire does what it always does, it plans to deny even more civil rights to its own people which has true patriots like Ron Paul extremely worried. What else is new?

Capitalism with a human face?

Nope, that sure ain’t gonna happen this time around.

Serbia betrayed by Europe (again!) while Russia provides vital aid to Serbia and Italy

Serbia has been betrayed by the Europeans, again. This time around, the Europeans did not bomb Serbian civilians, they simply refused to sell the meds needed to respond to the crisis. President Aleksandar Vucic has now officially declared that the EU solidarity “exists only on paper“. He then openly appealed for China to help, and help China did – the Chinese sent aircraft filled with much needed medical equipment and doctors. Then Russia followed suit and sent 10 heavy transporters filled with gear and specialists.

Even more amazing (and appalling) is the fact that the Empire does not even help its own subjects – in Italy, it was Russia again which organized a major air bridge (over 15 heavy transporters!) and now we see Russian Army units deployed in northern Italy to help the struggling Italians. Check out these short videos reports by the Russian military. You don’t need to understand Russian to see the size of the air-bridge the Russian Aerospace Forces have established or to how grateful the Italian officials are!

I have to say that the Serbs have been fantastically naive to trust the very same people who bombed them, in total illegality, for 78 days, murdering scores of innocent civilians (including those murdered in the TV stantion). For example, the Serbs could have considered how the EU has been lying to Turkey, for decades. But no, the Serbian elites now seem to think that they will be able to fill their pockets with lucrative contracts with the EU.

Hopefully, what these events have demonstrated shall not be forgotten when the next elections take place in Serbia.

That also goes for Italy.

And, finally,

The situation in northern Syria and Iraq

The situation in northern Syria and Iraq has developed pretty much as expected. So far, the Turks have been unable to re-take full control of the M4 highway. As a result of that failure, the joint Russian-Turkish patrols have not been able to move along the full length of the highway as spelled out in the agreement between Russia and Turkey. Clearly, Turkey lacks either the will, or the capability, or both, to remove the Takfiri forces from the M4 highway. So far, the Russians and Syrians have very kindly agreed to wait a little longer, but the recent visit of Russian Defense Minister Shoigu to Damascus clearly shows that big decisions are being worked on:

As for Iraq, the various Shia militias are doing exactly what everybody had predicted, they are executing limited but very disruptive strikes against US forces in Iraq. Here is a good infographic by the Institute for the Study of War which sums it up very nicely:

What we have here is a small trickle of attacks which do not yield any major victory to the Iraqi forces, but which over time will tremendously demoralize US forces. Finally, such “death by a thousand cuts” strategy also will severely limit the operational capabilities of the US forces in Iraq: when you are mostly busy protecting yourself, you have less time to murder locals.

Still, sooner or later the Shias will have to step up their attacks because forcing the occupation forces to hunker down and actually kicking them out of your country are two very different propositions. These small strikes are very useful, not only because they demoralize the enemy, but because by forcing him to stay inside fortified “secure” areas only makes them better targets for a bigger missile strike.

This is a very sound strategy against which the US forces have no good option, other than throwing in the towel and leaving, which they will have to do anyway (except that they call it “declare victory and leave”, but its the exact same thing).

 
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  1. What, exactly, did Tulsi owe to Bernie? I don’t recall him defending her from the Russiagate bots – even Yang did far more of that than Bernie.

    Bernie had instead been too busy sucking up to the young careerist SJWs in his movement and to the Russiagate freaks, rather appropriate that he was Russiagated out of the nomination, LOL.

    All the candidates, including Tulsi, had committed to supporting the winner and Bernie’s odds by the time Tulsi endorsed Biden were very close to zero. It is ironic, as noted by Michael Tracey, that it is generally Tulsi’s most eager supporters who were most inclined to dismiss her own words.

  2. Svevlad says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Eh. Dissilusionment. They had expectations too large for her. They thought she was “the one”, and the instant she does something that doesn’t fit that idea, all support is dropped.

    She probably thought “oh well fuck it status quo then”. Really, it’s not important – Sanders, Trump, Biden and that entire circle are very old. They probably won’t live to 2024 and if they do they won’t run.

    Tulsi, on the other hand, is just beginning. The morning sun allows a few clouds to block it until it rises above them inevitably

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @jack garbo
  3. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    she mostly betrayed herself,

    Very sad to see. I just figure they got to her in some way through blackmail, threatening her family, etc. Seems rather out of character otherwise. The description of Biden is apt, real scum he is.
    The virus, whatever it’s origin, has provided the opportunity to revoke whatever is left of the rights of the populace, the best since 9-11.

    Turkey lacks either the will, or the capability

    At this point they probably have way lower capability than their numbers suggest. They’ve had enough to deal with just Kurd guerillas. Their approach is NATO style throwing a lot of ordinance at targets. Don’t count on them for anything.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @jay
  4. AKAHorace says:

    Could Tulsi Gabbard be considered as VP with Biden ?

  5. plantman says:

    The Iranian strategy in Iraq is working like a charm. I think Pompeo would step up the attacks but I think Trump is bogged down with Covid at home and unwilling to commit. In any event, the US is being chased from the Middle East as Iran promised following the assassination of Soleimani.

    Also, I think Erdogan has lost his will to fight in Syria. His blustery comments are almost nonexistent and the media has gone largely silent.
    Yes, the jihadists are still causing trouble, but I think the Russians are just about at the end of their rope. I expect the hammer will come down in the next few weeks. I think Putin wants to move to the endgame and I don’t think Erdogan will oppose him this time.

    Putin will make some territorial concession so Erdo can save face, but that’s about it..

    Also once the US bases in western Iraq are removed the US occupation of East syria will become untenable.

    It’s all good.

    • Agree: bluedog
  6. Trump will wipe the floor with Biden. Biden was main actor in starting two wars. War in Libya and war in Syria . On top of it Biden did have a fishy deals in Ukraine and China.
    Biden is a dead duck with slow wit. He has no chance.

  7. fenestol says:
    @AKAHorace

    It comes down to whether dirty old Biden’s urge to grope is greater than his urge for graft.

    • Thanks: TomSchmidt
  8. anon[381] • Disclaimer says:

    Tulsi Gabbard had and has no real base within the D’s. Sanders has a mix of aging Boomer leftists and young Bros; Biden has aging Boomer moderates and blacks; everyone else has some of something but not much. If Biden winds up with the D nomination then the choice of VP matters very much because it is not likely he will serve out a full 4 year term. He’s been mildly disoriented more than once in the last few months during public appearances and in the last 3 weeks has all but vanished.

    Gabbard is a very outside chance for VP. Harris may be more likely. Even Warren is probably more likely.

    Latest speculative rumor: brokered convention where NY Gov. Cuomo is drafted to run for President.

    Frankly, Gabbard is possibly too decent a human to have any chance of winning the nomination for President.

    • Replies: @Tucker
  9. Antiwar7 says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    She could have waited until the bitter end to endorse the Democratic candidate, if she wanted to keep her word.

    Or she could have not done so, in the same way that a soldier need not follow an illegal order, or anyone with a conscience would avoid endorsing a committed and repeated warmonger.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  10. Antiwar7 says:
    @Zarathustra

    Except, perhaps, for the coronavirus and the economy.

    I agree, in the sense that I can’t see how anyone could vote for Biden, and yet I see that they can. One can never overestimate the stupidity of human beings.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @Realist
    , @NoseytheDuke
  11. The US doesn’t have “free-market and libertarianism”. Never has.

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  12. der einzige says: • Website

    This is my comment from a year ago, if Saker censor read it, he wouldn’t be surprised. It just means his “analysis” is worth shit.
    How can anyone who is a CFR member or serves two rounds in Iraq based on Colin Powell be anyone good? How the fuck?
    https://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-tulsi-gabbard-phenomenon-as-a-diagnostic-tool/#comment-3042562
    All his writing (description of the facts (after the facts) of what everyone can see) brings nothing and any forecasts are wrong (love for Tulsi, fall of Ukraine, nuclear war threatening as an excuse for Russia’s submission to the Empire).
    Saker was over when he began to censor those who disagree with him and who, as you can see, are right. Pride walks before falling. Fuck him and his great Tulsi love!

    • Replies: @bluedog
    , @The Scalpel
  13. Realist says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    It is academic for me to argue which party is the dumbest, since I believe both are part of the Deep State. But currently the dems have it over the repubs in stupidity. Gabbard was the best in a horrible lineup. She was a one trick pony…antiwar…but a great trick. I know about the promise to endorse the nominee…but Biden is brain dead.

    • Replies: @Charlemagne
  14. Realist says:
    @Zarathustra

    Trump will wipe the floor with Biden. Biden was main actor in starting two wars. War in Libya and war in Syria . On top of it Biden did have a fishy deals in Ukraine and China.

    Not to mention…he’s brain dead.

  15. Realist says:
    @Antiwar7

    One can never overestimate the stupidity of human beings.

    That’s for sure…why would anyone support a brain dead nominee…that is only one example, there’s a million more.

  16. As a Russian I don’t approve of this aid that Putin sent to Italy. That’s Soviet-slyle showmanship, when our country objectively cannot afford it. Stalin was sending grain to East Germany, when Russia was starving. Now Putin is doing something similar.

    At the very least he should have extracted some payment for it – Italy is a rich country, has bigger GDP than Russia, and can totally pay.

  17. I guess I’m the only one here who is aware that Princess Tulsi Coconut favors ‘reparations’ for negros; something not especially popular with this particular audience.

    Not much of a loss, all in all.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    , @MBlanc46
  18. Realist says:

    The COVID19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is, by any measure, an immense planetary crisis which will probably change the world we live in forever. Still, there are other issues which are maybe not quite as dramatic and important, but which deserve not to be forgotten.

    Mostly manufactured.

  19. neutral says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    That does not imply she has to support Biden, the establishment choice, the same establishment that decided to remove her from the mass media.

  20. The worst parts of these briefings are when Trump, or Pompeo, speak about the US “leadership” as if the entire planet was desperately expecting the US to help.

    It seems to me, that you really do not have a good understanding of the American political system and its leadership. In short, it breaks down into this:
    – the message is mostly for your supporters, who will support you regardless of what you do;
    – your opponents will never agree with you, so fuck them;
    – keep messaging the undecided or soft vote on how great the country, and by extension you personally, are, hoping they buy in.

    The leadership of every country does this to some extent, but the US has the biggest bullhorn, and, from what I see, the least cynical electorate, which makes it all possible.

  21. gepay says:

    If I had known that she had promised to endorse the Democratic nominee I would never have had thoughts about her candidacy. since she was my choice based on her anti regime change stance I knew she didn’t have a chance. She had watched Bernie get deprived of the nomination in 2016. It was worrisome that she was a former CFR member. It didn’t bother me that she didn’t get into 9/11 as that is death for anyone who wants the system to take them seriously. It did bother me that she didn’t confront the Israeli – whatever you want to call it. Especially as the media ignored her and the party worked against her. She was an attractive candidate and seemed sincere but the Dem voters never considered her. so fooled again. then again we here all know that the President only has so much power against the national security evolving police state and MIC and global deep state. If they use it then they only have to watch the Zapruder film for their near future or their loved ones.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  22. @gepay

    It did bother me that she didn’t confront the Israeli – whatever you want to call it.

    Confront?

    She would eagerly fellate a donkey for Israel.

    • Replies: @One Tribe
  23. Sadly, our “Capitalist” system is not libertarian, Federalist, or Christian in the least. Over the past 150 or so years it has degenerated into mercantilism, crony capitalism, gangster/bankster capitalism, and fascism (public risk; private profit). The best example of a libertarian/federalist/Christian system has been that championed by Dr Ron Paul. While he might be semiretired, Tom Massie from Kentucky offers hope in the House. Sadly, there’s only one of him.
    Having said that, different approaches could work well in different cultures. President Putin has positioned the Russian Federation with very low debt, very high gold reserves, in-sourced his manufacturing and agriculture, and created an effective military deterrence at a very reasonable cost. He appears to truly be the “peoples’ champion”. My only “beef” with the Russian Federation is that they’d never allow me to immigrate! Well, I’m too old anyway.

    • Thanks: bluedog
  24. vot tak says:

    “she should have endorsed either Bernie, or even Trump,”

    Even the likud quisling trump? And this would be less of a betrayal than endorsing biden? In what delusional alternative universe?

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @vot tak
  25. vot tak says:
    @vot tak

    For the record, this comment is a more critical version of a comment I attempted to post at saker’s site. That comment was rejected by the censors there.

  26. Cyrano says:
    @Felix Keverich

    I would have to disagree with you on this, my friend. Italy is famous for being one of the most communist friendly countries in the western world. During “communism” Italy’s Fiat gave the license to build their cars to many Eastern block countries: Poland, Yugoslavia, and yes USSR.

    The original Lada was nothing else but Fiat 124 model. As a sign of gratitude the Russians even renamed the city where the Lada was being made into Togliatti – after an Italian communist. I think the friendship and respect between Italy and Russia goes way back, and now the Russians are just trying to continue that tradition by helping as much as they can Italy in these difficult times.

    • Troll: Felix Keverich
    • Replies: @yurivku
    , @Carroll Price
  27. bluedog says:
    @der einzige

    Good for him a lot of assholes should be censored for they bring nothing useful to any conversation,their goal is to twist the conversation into another direction anything to disrupt the normal flow on that conversation,as they troll and shill for their masters.!!!!

  28. Tulsi’s problem is that she thinks GIs SHOULD NOT REFUSE TO DEPLOY OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY LIKE WE DID 53 YEARS AGO. She thinks THEY HAVE A DUTY TO GO!!! She probably doesn’t even know who Smedley Butler is. She wants to end the Regime Change Wars but has no idea how to do it!!! So now she is supporting a Warmonger who just had a #Me To charge and his accuser has been labeled a RUSSIAN AGENT AND WAS DOXXED.

  29. vot tak says:

    US Forces Return Qayyara Air Base to Iraqi Control, Withdraw From Mosul Area

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202003261078721087-us-forces-return-qayyara-air-base-to-iraqi-control-withdraw-from-mosul-area/

    “As a result of the ISF’s [Iraqi Special Forces] success in their fight against [Daesh], and in conjunction with our partner forces and the Government of Iraq, CJTF-OIR will relocate and consolidate personnel and equipment from several Iraqi bases throughout 2020,” a Thursday statement by Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) reads.”

    OK……

  30. vot tak says:

    Actually “dead on arrival” biden is the logical choice for democrat prez candidate if the zionazis wish to keep their far right, likudite/neocon trump colonial regime in power. They are looking for continuity in their american colony and changing horses would disrupt that, so zionazia arranges for the demicans to lose and the republicrats to win. Very similar to the 1984, 1988 & 2004 (s)elections.

    • Replies: @One Tribe
  31. Cyrano says:
    @Felix Keverich

    You know what? Russian or not, go fuck yourself, you stupid monkey. The f*ck do you know about anything.

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  32. @Antiwar7

    Was it PT Barnum who said that nobody ever went broke underestimating the American people?

    • Replies: @Antiwar7
    , @Robert Bruce
  33. @Felix Keverich

    Soft power is much. much cheaper than hard power. Russia has been constantly demonised in the West and a show of compassion of this magnitude reveals the lies for what they are. It will be much more difficult to garner support for harsh measures against Russians when people everywhere see them as being “just like us”. This is especially true of Europe whose support is very much needed by the US and it’s minions like the UK, Poland and the usual flunkies.

    Why did you label Cyrano’s response to you to be trolling? It was polite and sincere, I thought.

    • Agree: Patagonia Man
  34. csucsu says:
    @Felix Keverich

    If a Russian military gaining experience against an unknown enemy , isn’t
    that a form of payment ?
    I am not a Russian , but I am sure your president knows what he is doing.

  35. yurivku says:
    @Cyrano

    As a Russian I do support this action, despite it obviously will have no positive changes in Italy’s policy.
    Not all Russians are like Felix (if he’s really Russian, which I’m not sure).

    • Thanks: Cyrano
    • Replies: @Felix Keverich
  36. “At the end of the day, she mostly betrayed herself, and that is the saddest aspect of this debacle.”
    It would be sad in everyday life, but national politics and everyday life have almost nothing in common.
    And that is all the truer when discussing the national politics of the United States, which may fairly be characterized as ruthless and totally corrupt.
    Tulsi Gabbard is a young, intelligent, appealing woman who wants a political career ahead of her.
    Her prospects would instantly drop to zero if she did not endorse the party’s candidate.
    I find it disappointing that she did so, but I find the entire American political scene disappointing.
    I am not even clear why a person like Tulsi would want to run in the United States.
    Perhaps it indicates an underlying level of naivete?
    Still some lingering belief in the high school civics class vision of American politics?
    Stuff about guys in frock coats pledging their sacred honor?
    Bringing good intentions to Washington is bit like Jesus’s statement about throwing pearls before swine.
    I am not even sure what Tulsi was doing because her ability to change anything important is also about zero – even in the imaginary world of becoming president.
    The game is fixed. The stakes are so immense with just the military/security arm of the establishment burning through a trillion dollars a year.
    It virtually all exists to serve plutocrats and empire.
    None of those powerful people want a “change” candidate.
    The last president who actually thought he could challenge the American establishment left half his head on a street in Dallas.

    • Thanks: FB
    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
    , @Biff
  37. @yurivku

    Do you live in Russia or a Soviet emigre like Martyanov? I have to say your English is too good for a Sovok-ish type.

    • Disagree: Omegabooks
    • Replies: @yurivku
  38. yurivku says:
    @Felix Keverich

    I live in Moscow. Thanx for your estimate of my English.

  39. @Jamesvkruse

    So many wrongs in the world blamed on something that is imaginary.

    Emotional thinkers seldom allow reality to intrude upon their beliefs.

    • Replies: @Kim
  40. @Cyrano

    Well, he knows that you are a clueless idiot.

    • Replies: @Cyrano
  41. @John Chuckman

    “It virtually all exists to serve plutocrats and empire.”

    And it exists because of the alpha-male social hierarchy of the animal world.

    A behavior that greatly enhances the survival of alpha-males.

  42. Cyrano says:
    @Drapetomaniac

    Do you take supplements, or are you naturally this stupid? Your condition indicates stupidity on steroids.

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  43. @Cyrano

    You are okay for someone who doesn’t have any neuronal development beyond the brain stem.

    I myself identify as a pre-limbic single helix mutoid.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Cyrano
  44. anon[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Drapetomaniac

    I myself identify as a pre-limbic single helix mutoid.

    What are your pronouns? I would think “it” and “that”, but don’t want to be presumptuous.

  45. Cyrano says:
    @Drapetomaniac

    Come on, now, pre-limbic, don’t be so modest. I am going to go on a limb here and guess that your boyfriend goes fully limbic when you talk to him like that. Next time ask him – is that a limb in your pocket or are you happy to see me and hear me talk so sub-lim(b)inally.

  46. Antiwar7 says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    According to this source, https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nobody_ever_went_broke_underestimating_the_intelligence_of_the_American_people
    that’s close to a quote by H. L. Mencken.

    P. T. Barnum is more popularly associated with the phrase “there’s a sucker born every minute,” but this source (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_a_sucker_born_every_minute ) says there’s no evidence he actually said it.

    • Thanks: NoseytheDuke
  47. Patagonia Man [AKA "PTG Mann"] says:

    “The historical unity of the ruling classes is realized in the State.” – Antonio Gramsci

    Its somewhat bemusing that we discuss American politics ad nauseam, when it’s been amply demonstrated that voters in the USA cannot make changes to government policy through their electoral process.

    In fact, I would contend that American democracy has been non-existant since the JFK assassination (57 years after the event with no charges having been laid) which was essentially a coup d’état

    Don’t believe me? Read it and weep …

    A 2014 study from Princeton University spells bad news for American democracy – namely, that it no longer exists:

    Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens – Martin Gilens & Benjamin I. Page

    “Each of 4 theoretical traditions in the study of American politics — which can be characterized as theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy, Economic-Elite Domination, and 2 types of interest-group pluralism, Majoritarian Pluralism and Biased Pluralism — offers different predictions about which sets of actors have how much influence over public policy: average citizens; economic elites; and organized interest groups, mass-based or business-oriented.

    A great deal of empirical research speaks to the policy influence of one or another set of actors, but until recently it has not been possible to test these contrasting theoretical predictions against each other within a single statistical model. We report on an effort to do so, using a unique data set which includes measures of the key variables for 1,779 policy issues.

    Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.” [Emphasis mine]

    Ref: https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf

    • Replies: @Cyrano
    , @Spanky
  48. Patagonia Man [AKA "PTG Mann"] says:

    Having said that, the Saker’s explanation of both the continued beneficial role played by the Russian Federation to geopolitical developments, and of the incredibly complicated situation in the Syrian proxy war is always welcome.

    Kudos!

  49. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    CHINA HAS NOT DEFEATED COVID-19.

    This is a severe misunderstanding. China has temporarily suppressed it. As soon as the social isolation protocols are lifted, the disease will begin to spread again. (What the academics call a second wave).

    The same goes for the US. Our lockdown efforts only slow the spread so hospitals don’t get overwhelmed. There is no defeating this unless an effective vaccine is developed. Nature will run its course.

    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @Gleongelpi
    , @SteveK9
  50. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @AKAHorace

    Not a chance. Joe Biden represents the old Neo-liberal wing of the Democratic party. Tulsi is an anti-war progressive.

    The other thing you have to consider is Joe is old and senile. It is not certain he would finish out his 4-year term if elected. The DNC will make sure they pick someone they are willing to see in power in case Joe bows out. There were paranoid rumors that it would be HRC but I don’t think this will fly with the public. Most likely a moderate woman. Kamala Harris (in a cynical bid to get the Black vote). Amy Klobuchar.

    • Replies: @fish
  51. A cheeky reminder that this pandemic let the really big pedos get away with it again:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/1243886478729633792

    You can hear the prepubescent cherries pop from here.

  52. anon[354] • Disclaimer says:

    “…we shall all know how free-market capitalism and libertarianism compared with social-democracies, socialist and even communist countries when their population needed protection and assistance.”

    Culture and its leash-holding genes are, as always, more important than political label. Early on, ultralib meccas with lots of Chinese, eg Seattle and Vancouver, looked doomed. But now it’s Med-Creole type places that are bearing the brunt: Italy, Spain, NOLO, NYC. Even within relatively-spared Canada, Quebec has shot out in front in just a week. France has a much higher death rate than Germany.

    Turns out Portlandians may be commies, but they’re Puritan-descended or Puritan-inspired commies to whom social distancing is second nature.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  53. @plantman

    Never underestimate the arrogance of US political leadership… Look how long troops have been in Afghanistan… It’s like a disease

  54. @anon

    There are more Chinese in NYC than in Seattle and Vancouver combined…. Link to race has little to do with it

  55. “…What we have hear is a small trickle of attacks…” Sheesh! As an author I get really tired of so-called experts or pontificators posting horrible grammar! And I am really tired of the destruction of the English language (and calling yourself a Russian or whatever is no excuse! Come on, Saker, get with the program!). It’s HERE, not hear!

    • Agree: Gleimhart Mantooso
    • Replies: @Kim
    , @RadicalCenter
  56. Kim says:
    @Omegabooks

    A lot of the time it is the suggestion function replacing what one types, I find.

    My pet peeve is people using “I/he” when “me/him”is called for. That is just ignorance, especially after a preposition, which always requires the object forms as follows, Between you and me/us…For us/me/him…and so on.

    But it may be a losing battle.

  57. @the_old_one

    Agreed, and by endorsing Biden, she just showed herself for what she is. Her mooning fanboys think she’s hot, so they’ll weep a little, but by pulling out she leaves the same sort of void that a hand leaves when it’s pulled from a bucket of water.

  58. Kim says:
    @Drapetomaniac

    It is the great advantage that Vulcans have over humans.

  59. Cyrano says:
    @Patagonia Man

    This is my attempt to shed some light on the “democracy” reality show. In grade 11 I had a subject called Marxism. Yes, I did study Marxism for 1 year only – in high school. One of the benefits of living in a “communist” country, I guess.

    My Marxism professor, when he talked about capitalism, always used USA as an example. Not because he was impressed with them, but because he believed that it was a common knowledge that US was running the most austere form of capitalism possible. It’s still like that today, they are just using multiculturalism as a smoke screen to cover up the fact that their capitalism is the most severe that they could get away with. And the stupid Europeans copy them, believing that multiculturalism is what makes a country truly liberal. Sure.

    Another interesting thing that I remember from my high school Marxism classes is that they taught us that US has 2 types of elites. 1.Regular elites 2. Political elites. The regular elites are the real elites, the economic ones, the real movers and shakers. The political elites are just domestic help, a hired nobodies who do the rich men’s bidding. The lines between these 2 are almost never crossed. As many perks as there are to becoming political elite, the benefits that you can milk from this new-found bonanza can never amount to the point of making you qualified to join the real – economic elites. And it goes vice versa as well. Economic elites usually don’t have the interest (unless you are senile old guy like Bloomberg) to waste time on personally participating in politics – it just doesn’t pay well enough by their standards.

    [MORE]

    Of course, there are always exceptions – Donald Trump. That’s why the real elites hate him so much. Because he wants to sit on 2 chairs, to belong to both the real elites and the political ones as well. The idea behind the political elites is to pay them so you can influence them and tell them what to do. How do you influence someone who doesn’t really qualify as a hired help, who is one of you? It makes it more difficult to boss around. I am not saying that Trump is unbossable, the problem is that the real elites can’t stomach the fact that Trump wants to boss THEM. Unforgivable.

    The “democracy” has always been a pipe-dream, designed to prevent the rich f**ks getting at each other throats, more than anything else. That’s why voting and elections are just a mirage, political elites are not elected by voters, they are elected by the real (economic) elites. That’s why they throw millions of dollars on campaigns and lobbies and so on. So they can have the final say about how things should be done, and not leave it to the political “elites” initiatives.

    Trump proved that the move from the economic elites into political elites is feasible, even though it can be very unpopular with the economic elites, but the move from political elites into real elites is almost impossible – despite occasional valiant efforts – like Joe Biden and his son. The political elites simply lack any real cashable skills that are required in order to make tons of money and qualify for the prestigious club of real (economic) elites.

    Sure the political elites can make a lot of money, but only from the perspective of the poor. The money that the political elites make compared to the economic ones – is pocket change. This is actually one of the positives of the American system, people who are interested in making really big money, don’t usually go into politics, because there are much more and better ways to make more money. This is actually a feature of most of the developing countries – where there is almost no distinction between real elites and political elites and the only way to make money is to go into politics, and use corruption as a driving force for becoming rich.

    Sure the political elites can accomplish relative financial successes as well, and sometimes this can get to their heads, making them delusional, like when Hillary – white trash herself– called her own people – deplorables. The “democracy” pipe dream serves another purpose – to create the illusion that the real elites (the rich) and the poor are in the same predicament together – suffering under the unscrupulous political elites. Yeah, right.

    The other thing that people talk a lot about is communist propaganda. Sure there was some of it. Having experienced living in both systems – capitalism and “communism” – I can say that there is a big difference between capitalist and communist propaganda. Communist propaganda was more of the wishful thinking type, trying to cover up reality because they wished things could be better. Capitalist propaganda is much more sinister. The sole purpose of existence of capitalist propaganda is not because they want things to be different and better, but because they want things to stay the same as long as possible. The purpose of the capitalist propaganda is to impede progress. Communists at least felt bad that their system wasn’t good enough to satisfy all the needs of the people. Capitalists have no such qualms. The message that they convey through their “democracy” is that this is as good as it’s going to get, so you better get used to it. No regrets, no attempts to make things better.

    It’s funny that they bothered to teach us about different kinds of American elites way back in high school, like that was going to have any practical application in our lives. It’s also unusual that I remember it, because I wasn’t a particularly good student in any subject, including Marxism. Maybe the reason why I remember it, is because after all these years it still rings true.

  60. Joro says:

    This guy here has transformed his website to a mouthpiece of the commie Chinese and Russian propaganda. As an Eastern-European I can tell you that why I hate the disgusting juden homosexuals who are now overtly destroying the West the answer is not to turn to the commie Gooks or the Russian drunkards. Not except plague and suffering comes from Asia.

    • Agree: Gleimhart Mantooso
    • Replies: @Parbes
  61. seeuhay says:

    re Toolsi: she’s not the Messiah you dreamers are praying for, a narcissist fits much better. FYI: the Second Coming was called off in 1967. You may as well get a life then.

    re Syria: Putin wants to be an Empire, the Illuminated kind, one to expunge all Evil on this planet. Yep, yet another Messiah. Syria gives him access to the Atlantic, Serbia and Italy to Europe, Venezuela to US. Same hallucination that brought Russia to an oblivion many times before. For example, Sazonov and Stolypin who advised Nicholas that Russia could destroy Prussia, and thus capture half of Europe, but paid no attention to the CommIntern already ravaging both the European and the Russian landscape. Another example, Gorbachov who imported the Illumination from US to make Russia a “civilized” Empire, a lethal poison to Law and Order anyhwhere. The idiots lost it all. Putin will too. Na zdrovie!

  62. @AKAHorace

    Wouldn’t surprise me if he chose Michelle Obama.

    • Agree: aandrews
    • Replies: @JDTrader
  63. Alfred says:
    @Anonymous

    China has temporarily suppressed it

    It seems that everyone here has fallen for it. In Italy, they have found that the more people they test, the more coronavirus they find – the proportion is unchanged. Anyway, only 12 of their deaths are actually from this virus – 88% are from pre-existing conditions.

    A Swiss Doctor on COVID-19 (daily updates at bottom)

    Italy: Only 12% of “Covid19 deaths” list Covid19 as cause

  64. Biff says:
    @John Chuckman

    A lot of base hits, and a

    The last president who actually thought he could challenge the American establishment left half his head on a street in Dallas.

    Home run from the new guy….;^)

    • Thanks: John Chuckman
  65. Antares says:
    @Felix Keverich

    I am not Russian but I agree with you completely. China has offered 800,000 mouthcaps to my country (NL) which suggests that they won’t need them themselves and we should refuse the offer. (Not that mouthcaps would help anyway but it’s the same principle.)

  66. @Felix Keverich

    Payment doesn’t have to be extracted explicitly. Good deeds tend to be remembered. Even if just for show, it is a cheap strategy, and only cynics easily discounted by most would criticise solely on this speculation. Italy is leaving the EU, the EU is breaking up – there is opportunity here beyond a few $s.

  67. I have forced myself to listen to the daily COVID19 briefings from the White House and I have to say that Trump’s constant flag-waving and self-worshiping is almost physically painful to watch.

    Then don’t watch it. Problem solved.

  68. @Cyrano

    It’s a godless world, and all of the world economic and political systems have the same source. Communism and Islamism are the worst, of course, but none are good. Everything is just another Babylonian attempt to knock God off his throne.

    • Replies: @Kim
  69. Most discussions about and references to the US two-party system presidential elections remain oblivious to the fact that for all practical purposes the US has only one political party.

    The US has the exact same political system that Mexico had for decades under the PRI: the party elite decided on who was going to be the next president and then organized elections. The US is essentially a none-party state (just read or reread Michael Parenti’s Democracy for the Few).

    The fact that the American voter can choose between a psychopath like Mrs. Clinton and a guy like Trump, or between Trump and a senile moron like Biden (as may be the case this year), merely serves to prove that the real political decisions are not made by the president and that he is just a figurehead.

    How can it be that a country with 330 million people cannot select even moderately intelligent, decent, capable candidates for the highest office?

    It is a good sign that most Americans understand this and don’t bother to vote. Democracy is a fake anyway, because if our votes would really count, we wouldn’t have the right to vote.

    • Replies: @Spanky
  70. Johnwho says:

    Whether Tulsi ‘had what it takes’ to ‘drain the swamp’ will never be known. The DNC made sure to take away her voice from the debates after she wiped the floor with Kamala Harris in an early debate. She got next to no publicity from the msm, but she was certainly better than any of the alternatives.
    Like you, I was very disappointed when she supported Biden the war monger and fraud artist.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  71. Parbes says:
    @Joro

    If you don’t like this writer’s articles fuck off, bastard. Nobody wants to read your primitive Ukronazi bigotry here.

    • Replies: @Joro
  72. jay says:
    @anonymous

    Failure of military organization and strategy.

    • Replies: @Marshal Marlow
  73. Sally says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Where is Epstein when he is really needed.. Somebody has something on Tulsi.. ?

  74. Ghali says:

    Regarding Tulsi Gabbard, from the begining, I was (possibly) the only person who thought she was completely Fake. She is full of American B**S “Patriotism” a.k.a. Fascism. I mean, if she is quitting politics, she should have endorsed Sanders and starves the self-promoted Zionist, warmongering, corrupt Biden of crucial votes in several progressive counties in the US.

  75. China has “defeated COVID-19” by not having US-style civil liberties. The choice then, is liberty or death. Or maybe realizing some people just want to bitch any chance they get.

    • Replies: @aandrews
  76. George says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Was Bernie ever a ‘real’ candidate? Black Agenda Report had doubts in 2016.

    Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders: Sheepdogging for Hillary and the Democrats in 2016
    https://blackagendareport.com/bernie-sanders-sheepdog-4-hillary

    Medicare for All is not a popular issue with democrats.

    Nevada culinary union lays into Sanders supporters after health care backlash
    The powerful group said the candidate’s backers attacked it for criticizing Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/12/bernie-sanders-nevada-culinary-union-114687

    Bernie still has up to $18,772,698 of campaign funds he gets to keep with strings attached
    https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cid=N00000528

    Tulsi Gabbard, the white man’s candidate.

    What We Know About Tulsi Gabbard’s Base
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-we-know-about-tulsi-gabbards-base/

    I sent some money to Gabbard and have no regrets. The American people betrayed her not the other way around. Why shouldn’t she endorse Biden, an endorsement* is a meaningless gesture, political survival is the most important thing for her. Thanks for trying Tulsi.

    * In the US an endorsement only has meaning if the endorser has some sort of political machine to get a candidate elected or at least raise money. Gabbard had none except maybe veterans.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  77. Kim says:
    @Gleimhart Mantooso

    There is no solution to human nature. People who are greedy, selfish and unscrupulous will always defeat those who are not. Thus our leaders and our policies are always highly likely to be evil.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  78. @plantman

    The Iranian desire to expel the US was already very high before the assassination of the General, so they may have got more angry afterwards but this anger didn’t actually lend itself to anything constructive except for them shooting down their own airliner.

    These proxy attacks have been going on for a long time, it is not a new development. I don’t see how things have changed much since the assassination, Iran is still under crippling sanctions and this is particularly bad now because of COVID-19.

  79. When the DNC stole the nomination from Sanders, he did not lead a protest or run as an independent, he endorsed Hillary. I always considered him a fraud for this (and many other) reasons.

    We should cut both Bernie and Tulsi some slack; when you go up against a machine whose principle actors have a documented triple-digit body-count, you either kiss the ring or sleep with the fishes.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  80. Here is an excellent summary analysis of the chaos spilling out of Washington at a time of crisis:

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2020/03/in-a-time-of-crisis-us-foreign-policy-gets-worse.html#more

  81. anastasia says:

    Wait until you see what they do the next time they call a pandemic

    • Replies: @Meimou
  82. Tulsi Gabbard was a “faux” anti-war candidate , when it became known that she was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations they scrubbed her name from the site , I recently receive an email from her where she came out in support of warmonger Joe Biden and blamed Al Qaeda for the 9/11 false flag attacks . It’s all Kabuki theater and the democratic and republican parties operate like crime families and have proven once again that they are “two wings of the same bird of prey “. The US is a pathocracy, kakistocracy,cryptocracy,plutocracy all rolled into one.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Amber Dekstris
  83. jsinton says:

    Yeah, but the Chinese are still lying about the number of people dead, and having the virus under “control”. How do I know? You don’t shut down a whole country like that for a few thousand dead from the flu. During a normal flu season, China will lose 100,000 people in a good year from flu. They lost millions, and it’s still bad. They lie for political reasons, just like they lie about economic data. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

    • Disagree: John Chuckman, Spanky
  84. schuey says:

    My only criticism of the piece is saying America is really a capitalist country anymore. Except for mom and pop shops it is a quasi Marxist corporate oligarchy. Central banking, strong centralized state, quasi socialized medicine, SS etc. There is capitalism at small levels, but Uncle Sam doesn’t really like it. It would do us all a favour to not really refer to America as capitalist, it really ceased being it for good somewhere between 1913 (federal reserve, income tax) and 1971 or 2001 (closure of the gold window, patriot act).

  85. @Anonymous

    Hospitals have not been overrun. As an old man with friends that are mostly old and older family members mostly now dead, I have had many opportunities during the last twenty years or so to visit hospitals, including emergency rooms. Hospitals has been overrun for as far back as I personally can remember and a few more patients here and there is like a drop in a bucket.

  86. Anonymous[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @George

    According to keywiki, Tulsi is very closely associated with the Democratic Socialists of America, which is doctrinaire Marxist-Leninism. DSA apparently has as its organizing appeal hatred and eventual oppression of white America. As Nietzsche observed, politics for them means vengeance. They’ll tear the whole country down to inflict vengeance on whites. They’re are bad people with bad intentions whose actions aren’t politics but acts of war, while the effete noblesse oblige of Republicans toward them is correctly seen by these pillagers as cowardice and blood in the water from of a mortally wounded prey.

    Tulsi, other than her anti-war rhetoric, has staked out her political identity as “a woman of color,” which is essentially a declaration she’s a racist, and these POC racists don’t believe in a united America or want any part of one. She is charming, smart, and beautiful, but maybe you should read Joseph Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly about the white Dutch trader whose only love in life was his Polynesian daughter, educated in Europe but harboring hatred of whites in her very DNA that she inherited from her mother, who left her father (whiteness) without a trace of gratitude to die. This is one cold fish you should steer clear of.

    • Replies: @Johan
  87. I suspect that Gabbard has en do order Biden only as a tactical step to put herself in line for VP. Biden said he was going to choose a female. So what are his choices? Warren is an antagonist, old and with too much baggage. Harris is not liked. He has got the black vote either way. Klobuchar is not liked either, but is not as bad as the other two. Gabbard, on the other hand, is an unknown and brings no baggage as as as the majority of the ignorant electorate can see. And I think that’s what she is counting on — to be seen as a team player. As for her honesty, just the fact that she is a Democrat is enough to cast doubt on her.

  88. Anon[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    1: She is a card carrying member of CFR.

    2: She owed her supporters something, not fellow traveler Bernie.

    I’ve always suspected that she is run by military intelligence.

    • Replies: @Spanky
    , @Low Voltage
  89. onebornfree says: • Website

    “At the end of the day, she mostly betrayed herself, and that is the saddest aspect of this debacle.”

    Maybe you should just change your handle from “The Saker”, to “The Sucker” 🤣

    “Regards”, onebornfree

  90. True, other countries have responded with truly amazing incompetence (including several EU countries), so the inability to protect its citizens is not a purely US problem, it really affects all the countries currently subjugated by the Empire.

    Thanks!

  91. @Zarathustra

    “Trump will wipe the floor with Biden”

    Yes, but Biden won’t be the nominee. We learned when they decided not to count Michigan and Florida in the 2008 Democrat primary, and Hillary’s “super-delegates” in 2016, that it’s more coronation than election.

    There are already rumors that Biden will be swapped out for Andrew Cuomo, and we see the latter increasingly making headlines going mano-a-mano against Trump during our high-stakes CV poker game.

    Against Cuomo, and with a (manufactured) collapsed economy, and an electorate already in the throes of cabin fever, TDS and Cuomo could easily win the day.

  92. Tucker says:
    @anon

    Tulsi Gabbard was good on one and ONLY one issue – and that issue was her opposition to endless neocon war mongering that is being orchestrated by the Israel First, America Never Lobby which controls both mainstream political parties.

    Aside from that, Tulsi is every bit as evil and as anti-White as the rest of the Democrat Party. She is virulently anti-Second Amendment and would ban AR-15s and likely every other semi-automatic rifle or pistol that are now legal to be owned by law abiding American citizens. She has made a few rather lame noises about the need to protect America’s borders, but anyone who trusts her to keep those rather weakly uttered positions, if elected to the White House, once her party puts enormous pressure on her to open the borders and drive the final kill stake through the heart of those ‘nasty’ White Republicans and usher in the long coveted, one party, totalitarian, Communist Marxist Socialist dictatorship – is barking at the moon. She will follow the lead of the Commies who control the Democrat Party.

    Tulsi Gabbard is not a friend or a savior to anyone who loves the America that our 100 percent White European Founding Fathers created and who wishes to restore and preserve that vision of America.

    • Replies: @Flubber
  93. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Great article. Especially about Gabbard and especially especially about Russia in relation to Italy.

  94. @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    Yes, I have seen Cuomo grandstanding at his “plannedemic “press conferences and posing for photo ops at the Javits center . Each time I see him I think he’s auditioning for the VP spot or to replace Biden , since Biden has so much baggage, not that Cuomo doesn’t.

  95. In my opinion, it was the zionist in the ZUS and Israel that released this virus on the world, Bill Gates sponsored a World Forum Event 201 on the coronavirus pandemic on October 18, 2019, so these satanic bastards had the virus ready to release on Americans and the world, this is a crime against humanity!

    If there was any justice in this world a Nuremberg style trial should be held for all involved!

    Please go to davidicke.com and watch the two interviews of David by Jimmy Church and Londonreal and go to stevepieczenik.com and watch the interview of Steve, these interviews reveal the agenda behind coronavirus.

    Also God bless the Russia people!

    • Agree: Agent76
  96. @Felix Keverich

    LOL, Questioning our lord and savior from the “evil globalist” Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin will not be tolerated here at UR, which I now believe to be nothing more than a Russian propaganda mouth piece. You will be burned at the stake for such crimes here.
    P.S. Your analogy is correct. Puti’s actions are nothing more than a cheap propaganda ploy.

  97. Turk 152 says:

    Biden did not personnaly steal the election from Gabbard in the same that Climton stole the election from Sanders. The establishment and Clinton destroyed Gabbard for destroying Harris.

    Neither did the Americsn people support her, despite her qualifications and endless sacrifices and attempts to honestly describe the MIC. I believe the reason Americans did not support her because she wasn’t a mainstream Christian.

    I just dont see what Gabbard owes anyone. I see her support for Biden as a young idealists acknowledgment of how futile it is to try an change anything in the US. It was her emancipation and way of telling everyone to piss off, she tried more than anyone and has her own life to live

  98. par4 says:

    Good post, Saker.

    • Replies: @Gustafus
  99. Very much disagree.

    Russian propaganda?

    Well, who is it you are offering propaganda on behalf of?

  100. SteveK9 says:
    @Zarathustra

    You missed the big one … the war in Iraq.

  101. @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    I am sorry, but no! Biden is the darling of black race. So there is no chance that any Democrat will turn against him. Particularly nobody from leadership of democratic party will turn against him.
    And on top of it he does have the most delegates.

  102. For those of you who believe that numbers and dates are important: Purim started on March 9th and Passover this year ends on April 16th.

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  103. SteveK9 says:
    @Anonymous

    No vaccine needed (they suck anyway) … effective treatment, hydroxychloroquine + azithromycin.

    http://thesaker.is/interview-with-professor-didier-raoult-in-the-parisien-newspaper-22-march-2020/

    http://thesaker.is/why-france-is-hiding-a-cheap-and-tested-virus-cure/

    https://hotair.com/archives/allahpundit/2020/03/26/new-york-perform-massive-real-time-experiment-hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-patients/

    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/latest-on-coronavirus-outbreak/russia-claims-it-produces-drug-to-treat-covid-19-/1783292

    https://www.clinicaltrialsarena.com/news/pfizer-data-azithromycin-covid-19-trial/

    They are trying to paint Dr. Raoult as a quack. It isn’t going to work, as he is recognized as one of the top infectious disease Scientists/Doctors in the World.

    Here is something from his Wikipedia page:

    On 19 November 2010, he was awarded the “Grand prix de l’Inserm” for his career.[8] In 2015, Raoult was awarded the “Grand Prix scientifique de la Fondation Louis D.” of the Institut de France. He shared the €450.000 prize money with biologist Chris Bowler from the Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.[9]

    In 2014, according to ISI Web of Knowledge, he is the most cited microbiologist in Europe, and the 7th worldwide.[10][11]

    In 2020, the website Expertscape ranks him 1st expert in the world for communicable diseases.[12][13]

    He was “classified among the ten leading French researchers by the journal Nature, for the number of his publications (a credit of more than two thousand) and for his citations number”, in 2008, as reported by a daily economic newspaper covering his work.[14]
    According to the Thomson Reuters source “Highly Cited Researchers List”, Raoult is among the most influential researchers in his field and his publications are among the 1% most consulted in academic journals. He is one of the 99 most cited microbiologists in the world and one of the 73 most highly cited French scientists.[15] He is a world reference for Q fever and Whipple’s disease.[16] In April 2017, on Google Scholar citations,[17] he cumulated over 104,000 citations and an h index of 148. He is also on the list of the 400 most cited authors in the biomedical world.[18]

    According to the analysis of the publications from 2007 to 2013, by Kathleen Gransalke, for Labtimes (2017/02), Raoult appears at the top of the European classification (including Israel) with 18,128 citations.[19]

    He totalizes more than 2,300 indexed publications including 8 in Science, and 3 in Nature, the two most visible scientific journals according to the N&S index of Shanghai’s ranking.[20]

  104. Which is better : “plandemic”, “plannedemic” or “planned-demic ” ? Please vote .

  105. @Kim

    I believe there is a solution to human nature—Christ.

    Apart from Him there is no answer, and you are entirely correct.

  106. KenH says:

    Now Tulsi Gabbard is doing the same thing, which probably is a good indicator that the Democratic Party is evil and corrupt to the core

    The Tulsitards will get mad at you but she exposed herself as a fraud. Biden’s been a big warmonger on the left and she endorsed him. Biden is one of the biggest assholes in the swamp and attacks and insults voters who asks him fair questions and she calls him a unifier.

    If Bernie was for real then he’d run as an independent instead of cucking and endorsing Biden.

  107. aandrews says:
    @Redneck farmer

    “The choice then, is liberty or death.”

    Get a grip.

    Take a couple of 1000mg vitamin C tablets (or three) every day and keep your beanie on.

    And stay healthy.

  108. meena says:

    But ,but , FLAME says that “Aid to Israel Makes the US Safer. US aid to Israel is really not aid at all. The 3.8 billion sent annually to Israel is an investment in our country’s security ,returning many times its cost”
    and is asking “visit our website : http://www.factsandlogic.org”

    Ad-Page 3 Sunday Review New York Times 29 th march 2020

  109. aandrews says:

    ” I always considered him a fraud for this (and many other) reasons. Now Tulsi Gabbard is doing the same thing….”

    There’s really no one to vote for. I don’t intend to bother. And they love it when people don’t vote.

    • Agree: Spanky
  110. fritnus says:

    @Desert Fox

    LOL stevepieczenik.com links to an interview of him with that fake zionist character Alex Jones.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  111. Agent76 says:

    Mar 28, 2020 CORONAVIRUS! SLAVES, KNOW YOUR PLACE!

    Until you know your place, you will be unable to change it.

    Nov 4, 2019 Event 201 Pandemic Exercise: Segment 4, Communications Discussion and Epilogue Video

    Event 201 is a pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  112. @9/11 Inside job

    Agree completely, the zionist NWO kabal at work to install a satanic world government of we goyim.

  113. @KenH

    Agree, she is member of the zionist controlled CFR, that says it all!

  114. Jazman says:
    @Felix Keverich

    What a BS Italy has bigger GDP
    Cut the crap with trolling

  115. chrimony says:

    Funny how you lick one-party, authoritarian China’s boots. Why don’t you compare their response versus South Korea? China initially covered up the problem. They punished leakers. Then after they admitted the problem, they acted in draconian fashion, locking down cities, including welding the doors to apartment buildings shut. Now we see riot videos out of China, overturning police cars, by the citizens tired of being locked in. Do you really believe China when they say they defeated the virus?

    South Korea, on the other hand, tested the crap out of people and only quarantined those who were positive or in direct contact of those testing positive.

    • Replies: @Betaeuroshlomo
  116. @Svevlad

    Tulsi showed in no uncertain terms that she is just as much a piece of shit as Bernie. There is no one among the Dems worth even spitting at, let alone voting for.

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
    • Replies: @yurivku
  117. @Antiwar7

    Politicians go back on their word every single day. It is expected of them. So, her promise to support the nominee, after the way she was treated by the DNC, meant nothing. She’s either clueless, or maybe controlled opposition.

    Many who financially supported her feel betrayed.
    With the Biden endorsement, Tulsi dug her political grave.

    • Replies: @John Chuckman
  118. Some commenters here maintained that Tulsi is no more than a fraud and a piece of shit. She proved them right. End of story.

    Here is the lowdown on the epidemic. Atlantic and European solidarity was exposed as empty propaganda lies that they always were. When Italy got into deep trouble, only three countries helped it: China, Russia, and Cuba. The US (“leader” of “free world”) did nothing whatsoever, other European countries followed suit, except that Czech Republic stole (in purely criminal sense of this word) the masks China sent to Italy.

    However, there is a wide range between reasonable efficiency of China and South Korea and a monumental screw up of the EU and the US. It is still unclear where Russia will end up within this range. We’ll see in a few weeks. But the attitudes of the governments clearly differ. In response to the epidemic China quickly built a hospital for 1,000 beds. Russia built a hospital for 500 beds. The UK is converting an old airport building into a morgue for 12,000 corpses. No comment is necessary.

    • Agree: aandrews
  119. @follyofwar

    Never say “never” in politics, the slipperiest of all professions.

    Study the career of Richard Nixon.

  120. @fritnus

    Agree that Alex Jones is a zionist front operator, however Pieczenik brings forward a lot of facts on the zionist ran coronavirus fraud that is being used to take away what little freedom we have left and to destroy the economy of America.

  121. @Johnwho

    Tulsi’s endorsement of Biden, months before the convention, shows that Tulsi never intended to “drain the swamp.” In fact, I’d say it’s at least even money that senile Old Joe does not get the nomination. It makes his whole party look like Clown World, and no one likes to be ridiculed.

    One item that could go viral is that the MSM is refusing to cover the accusation from the woman who claims that Biden tried to rape her back in the ’90’s, when he was her boss. (Apparently she has made this claim before, and was scared into silence). So much for their support of #metoo.

    • Replies: @Spanky
  122. @der einzige

    How can anyone who is a CFR member or serves two rounds in Iraq based on Colin Powell be anyone good? How the fuck?

    That’s a valid point.

    Myself, I was hoping she held her nose and did those things to facilitate her political career even though inside she was not politically or philosophically aligned that way. It may have been wrong to hope that, and additionally, even if it were true, it shows that she is willing to go against her principles for the sake of political gain. That would leave us no better off than before.

    • Agree: antitermite
  123. fish says:
    @Anonymous

    It is not certain he would finish out his 4-year term if elected.

    Rest assured….should he upset Trump….the planning for his ostentatious state funeral will begin on election night! He won’t make it to the inauguration.

    If you are voting for Biden you are really voting for his vice president! Probably a black woman who can be easily controlled by dangling before her fabulous, fabulous prizes!

  124. Some of you have something there. Whoever is Biden’s vice probably becomes pres. If Biden wins, of course. Trump will probably trounce, of course. But there is a chance he will fuck up so big that the media will have to cover it, it’s so big, thus flubbing his own shoe-in.

  125. Gordon says:

    Read as far as china defeating covid, which is utter nonsense. No one has defeated covid.

  126. Anonymous[603] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist

    This is true. You are placing yourself/your family in physical danger by saying certain things too insistently today. It’s really gotten that bad.

    • Agree: Mefobills
    • Replies: @anon
  127. Please go to davidicke.com and watch his latest interview titled sanity and madness, it exposes the coronavirus scam.

  128. Agent76 says:

    Mar 29, 2020 How to have a healthy immune system THT in 10 min by Dr. John Bergman

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  129. @Omegabooks

    Yes. Also his use of “its” instead of “it’s” in the last sentence. Like it or not, it detracts from his credibility with many of the people to whom I might otherwise send the column.

    It’s lazy and easily corrected before publication.

    • Disagree: Mefobills
  130. Just as there was a lot of predictive programming involving 911 in movies such as “Back to the future” prior to the false flag event on September 11,2001 , someone has noticed that 43 has been showing up in videos and movies and they have speculated that something could be planned for April 3, 2020 see:reddit/conspiracy . It could be a nothing burger, but after 9/11 who knows?

  131. @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    If Biden or Cuomo on top of the ticket: On the bottom of the ticket, some female or African Democrat Holding statewide office in one of the larger swing states that trump won very narrowly last time.

    Two examples, almost never mentioned, both from Michigan:

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer, white woman, age 49 on Inauguration Day 2021

    Lieutenant governor, African man, but bizarrely tall (6’7” or 6’8”), unusually dark for an American African, and no prior “experience in public office”

    There are 538 electors, including the three unwisely allocated to DC.

    Trump won 304-227 (with seven “faithless” electors choosing to vote for someone other than the person who won their State’s popular vote, and voted neither Trumpstein nor Shrillery).

    Flipping Michigan’s 16 electoral votes would reduce Trump’s margin to 288-239.

    The Dems would win the White House if everything else stayed there same from 2016 except Florida. Tipping Florida’s 29 EVs to the Dems yields a Dem President 268-259, and Florida is polling very close again.

    But in any event, if the plutocrats and permanent state are satisfied enough with trump, they’ll let him squeak out a re-election.

  132. Dollyfen says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Also… Tulsi said she was in touch with the Sanders campaign, but wouldn’t say what was talked about. I think we can assume that she offered him her endorsement, and that he turned her down, as he did with Jesse Ventura in 2016, and Cenk Uygur this year.
    Bernie is so eager to stay on the good side of the DNC, and the establishment in general, that he has thrown his strongest supporters under the bus at times. He did almost nothing at all to defend Tulsi against the smears that were hurled at her in regular fashion.
    Tulsi said she’d endorse the nominee… Bernie didn’t want it… so she endorsed Biden. Tulsi keeps her word. I can’t really remember a time in this campaign that she didn’t.

  133. Bernie ran for another beach house.

    I get that Tulsi is hot, but she was more than willing to aid anti-Whites and is anti-2A despite being a veteran. No bueno.

    The idea that she would resist (((war efforts))) after being elected is also bunkum. The Orange Buffoon already tried it and was recircumcised into compliance.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  134. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    The most blatant sign of modern America’s degeneracy is the constant promotion of the Negro in
    politics, popular culture, and now the professions with affirmative action, thanks to the you-know-whos.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  135. Is anyone here from New York City? With the news that the Army and NY National Guard are deployed to NYC I saw pictures of soldiers w/o any protective gear, not even surgical masks. Is that true?

    If true, it is worse than the usual government incompetence and stupidity, it’s a crime to send unprotected people to the city in the midst of an epidemic. They would get infected and then spread the infection through no fault of theirs.

    • Replies: @Meimou
  136. Meimou says:
    @Zarathustra

    Trump will wipe the floor with Biden

    That’s the point. Remember ZOG runs both sides and ZOG already has a good goy in office that bends over on command, why mess that up?

    Biden was set up to fail.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @Bill Jones
  137. Meimou says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Lack of protective gear is your problem and not the fact that they are there in the first place?

    If the “pandemic” is real the national guard can’t do a dam thing anyway. They shouldn’t be there. Their job is to acclimate the American people from martial law.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  138. Johan says:
    @Anonymous

    She is also a believer in human caused climate change, which is another method to gain large scale control, typical of liberal crypto communism, aka neo-liberalism, aka post WWII hijacked classical liberalism. We are up to our neck in big control games. You’d better invite Putin to come guide the US. Though, guiding the most corrupt and materialistic war mongering country in the world, I don’t know whether anyone sane and spiritual of mind would dare burn his hands at it.

  139. @jay

    No, it goes deeper than that. Turkey’s military strategy is constrained by a key domestic factor – this is a war of choice, so the populace will quickly become irritated if Turkish blood is spilt in any quantity. In that light the military organisation and strategy options narrow to only using ranged weapons and special forces. The actual dying bit needs to be undertaken by non-Turkish forces.

  140. hcl says:

    I’m in NYC, near two Chernobyl zones. White hot… hottest in world. We are not supposed to go outside except for essentials. Although the streets have no security forces whatsoever that I saw enforcing this order. Did not see one cop (not in several districts I passed through.) You can practically do whatever, although people will give you dirty looks (especially at me, as I do not wear face mask, dutifully poke around nosily for crisis actors, any oddities to report to conspiracy websites later that night, etc.)

    It looks a bit like an apocalypse movie outside but I do not see anyone dropping dead, corpses lying on ground, etc. Just normal healthy people wearing face masks shooting off fearful/dirty looks.

    Although I have not passed by the hospitals and makeshift morgue (several of which have been in the news).

    My family doctor informs me that, yes, ppl have tested positive in the area.

  141. Biden is a stalking horse for someone else. The Democrats cannot be that stupid.

    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
  142. @Agent76

    Agree completely , these are satanists.

  143. @Meimou

    Sure looks like it, Meimou. Proper response for leftists, nationalists, and conservatives, alike would seem to be give up on the Dems and Repubs and vote third-party (or write-in, my choice).

  144. One Tribe says:
    @Felix Keverich

    I just did a very quick poll, and I couldn’t find single (actual) Russian who agreed with you, and more than one said, it was probably a troll.

  145. One Tribe says:
    @Adam Smith

    they wouldn’t let me just send an “LOL”,;
    so LOL

  146. One Tribe says:
    @vot tak

    … more likely they’ll see what kind of a bidding war they can get going, to up their take.

    if past actions are an accurate guide to foreseeing future events, DT has already definitively signaled, “everything is on the table; it’s just a matter of how much $$$ is required for a given policy.
    … I mean, I still think he is better than the alternative, it’s just that that is tantamount to a license to do just about anything.

  147. Meimou says:
    @anastasia

    Contagion? That’s my guess. I think this might be dress rehearsal for a real pandemic. Before the 2024 election we might see troops on the streets and indefinite detention.

    TPTB now know for sure the sheep will put up with and even demand civil-rights infringements and expansion of govermemt powers. When the sheep see dead bodies in the street they will accept anything.

    OT

    Trump is in the illuminati card game.

  148. @Meimou

    Agree, Biden is to Trump what Dole was to Clinton.

  149. SveVid says:

    Russia hasn’t sent any aid to Serbia so far (let alone 10 plane loads), The EU apparently only paid for the transport of some supplies from China which Serbia paid for…and now poor Carl Bildt is feeling unappreciated

    When China 🇨🇳 sent an aircraft with help to Serbia 🇷🇸 President Vucic made a great show of it. But when far more substantial 🇪🇺 aid arrives there is no fanfare and no President in sight.

    https://twitter.com/carlbildt/status/1243496185505210368

  150. @9/11 Inside job

    Her name was on the membership roll 28th June (archive.org snapshot) and not on the roll 1st July. It’s possible that her 3-year term as youth member expired on 30th June of that year.

    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
  151. @Amber Dekstris

    thenewamerican.com”Don’t be fooled: Tulsi Gabbard is a globalist in sheep’s clothing ” I was fooled for a while , I should have known better but, like so many people, I was looking for a genuine, anti-war candidate .

    • Replies: @Amber Dekstris
  152. @John Chuckman

    It could be Cuomo , he’s been grandstanding for over a week with his “Coronavirus” news conferences in New York and he’s only 62!

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
    , @John Chuckman
  153. @9/11 Inside job

    Cuomo is a satanist, just like all the ones involved in this coronavirus scam!

  154. @Meimou

    You are mixing up two issues. One, the use of the US Army inside the country is unconstitutional. The use of the National Guard is not. Two, there is no way in the US the government can commandeer “private” hotels and sports buildings for any use for the good of the country except by using emergency powers, hence National Guard. I never said that I agree with that use. What I said is that sending these people in w/o protective gear is a crime, period, regardless of everything else.

  155. Athena says:

    ”In fact, most of the planet is disgusted by US action, be it the denial of vitally needed meds to countries like Iran or Venezuela”

    ”For the time being, the Empire does what it always does, it plans to deny even more civil rights to its own people”

    ”Even more amazing (and appalling) is the fact that the Empire does not even help its own subjects – in Italy, it was Russia again which organized a major air bridge (over 15 heavy transporters!)”

    Living in Canada, I can confirm the following about the Anglo-American ”elites” (especially the Liberals ones): compulsive liars, intimidators, always bashing others, manipulators, robbers, cheaters, ready to use lies and force like bombing other countries or starving them to death to impose their will like big gorillas. I remember Medak Pocket, the LIES of the media to restart the NATO MONSTER.

    The problem is the indifference of people, the lack of knowledge and the general assumption that the government is there to protect them while it is the contrary. Joe Biden and its narco-human trafficking, fake state of Kosovo, the European capital of drugs and prostitution (70% of the Afghan heroin and 100% of Afghan drugs for Europe).. How can you do business with the European Union with such fake states? Or soon with Makedonia and Albania in the NATO?

    KOSOVO is Serbia!

  156. MBlanc46 says:
    @the_old_one

    And just about every other Leftist project.

  157. Patricus says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Did Tulsi ever exceed 1% of the voters, in polls or elections? To have a chance at a nomination one has to get some significant amount of support. And what would she do for money? Elections can’t be won with no money.

    Too bad because her foreign policies made some sense. As for the rest of her policies these are the same social justice warrior crap as the others. Maybe in four, eight or sixteen years she could be viable.

  158. huh says:

    Saker has always said things I’ve disagreed with, but he’s never said anything flat out stupid and dishonest until I read this article. If he actually thinks the US government’s policies are “libertarian”, then he is shockingly ignorant of what it means to be libertarian. Last time I checked, $2 trillion “stimulus” plans, hundreds of billions of which goes directly to politically connected corporations, is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what libertarians believe. It should also be OBVIOUS that a central bank PRINTING TRILLIONS OF FIAT DOLLARS is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what libertarians believe. I have no idea how so many OTHERWISE intelligent people suddenly become such huge idiots when it comes to us libertarians. How hard is it to understand that LIBER-tarianism is about LIBERTY and SMALL government? Does anyone with half a brain actually believe the US government BAILOUTS are consistent with LIBERTY and SMALL government? The REAL economic ideology of the US is CORPORATISM AND STATISM – again, the EXACT OPPOSITE of what libertarians believe. If the US political system was ACTUALLY libertarian, RON PAUL would be the president. Instead, the president is a watered down former DEMOCRAT who regularly signs GIGANTIC spending bills while repeatedly pushing for MORE GUN CONTROL. IDIOTS. STOP blaming libertarians for this totally effed up system. We are NOT RESPONSIBLE.

  159. @chrimony

    The Koreans prepared for a possible pandemic after SARS and MERS. That’s one of the reasons they have been so successful despite opting for an approach so different from that which the PRC used.

  160. Pandour says: • Website

    How,pray tell,has Serbia been betrayed by Europe.The Serbs despise Western Europe and have always looked towards Russia as a natural ally.Why should Europe care about Serbia.The biggest threat to Serbia is its auto destructive leadership which has not abandoned the Greater Serbia concept and the Serb masses who suffer from a severe case of idiotism,the result of being fed a diet of falsified history and mythology for decades.

  161. @KenH

    Yup, Tulsi the DNC team player, just like Bernie Panders..

  162. @AnonFromTN

    I’m with Jon Rappoport on this one. Tell me again how we are not being played.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  163. Another “cause of death” labeled as corona virus. The patient had been fighting cancer for twenty years.
    #WeAreBeingPlayed

    Maria was 54 and died from coronavirus in a New York hospital. She had been on medical leave for an unrelated matter since the last week in February.

    Maria fought cancer and related illnesses for more than 20 years, and was an inspiration each time she returned to work after a setback threatened to end her life.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/remembering-maria-mercader-cbs-news-journalist-for-three-decades/

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  164. @AnonFromTN

    “What I said is that sending these people in w/o protective gear is a crime, period, ”

    And Meimou correctly points out (paraphrase)

    ” sending these people in with protective gear is a crime, period”

    So why the needless qualification?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  165. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    There is no one among the Dems worth even spitting at, let alone voting for.

    I would say among american polititians, well, even just among americans…

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  166. @Bill Jones

    I am trying to separate grain from chaff. If this epidemic is real, practical considerations should trump (no pun intended) strict legality. Using the resources of the National Guard or the US army for something good, for a change, would be an intelligent move. Sending servicemen w/o protective gear into an epicenter of epidemic in the country is unbelievably stupid and counter-productive.

  167. @9/11 Inside job

    I’m not fooled and I don’t trust her an inch. A person who values their reputation does not permit themselves to be associated with dodgy characters or organisations. There is no reason for Gabbard to be mucking around with the CFR.

    But I stick to facts and it is not certain that the CFR expunged her name in response to anything at all. I’m open to correction from anyone who knows exactly what happened but until then it’s not unreasonable to assume that her membership expired in the ordinary course of events.

  168. @Johnny Walker Read

    There are two possible explanations.

    You offered one: the whole thing is a hoax, “supported” by fake pictures.

    Here is another, in my view, equally plausible. Western MSM have been lying for years. They are so used to lying that they don’t see an issue in using fake pictures to illustrate a story, even when the story is largely true. Recall how Western MSM like to quote “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”, which is neither “Syrian” (that Osama Suleiman/Rami Abdulrahman dude is in the UK and has not been in Syria for more than ten years), nor “Observatory for Human Rights”, because it promotes the worst human rights violators in Syria supported by the same Western intelligence services as SOHR itself. Or recall that while Arabic, Russian, and Iranian journalists reporting on Syria are actually there, Western and KSA-supported “journalists” are nowhere near Syria, in Riyadh or Beirut at best, often even farther from the scene, e.g., in London. You are right that everything Western MSM report is highly suspect, with ~99% percent probability of being a lie. However, this probability is not 100%. Even stopped clock shows correct time twice every 24 h. The problem is, we can’t tell when.

    • Replies: @Avery
  169. @yurivku

    I would say among american polititians, well, even just among americans…

    Politicians – yes, they are all despicable liars and thieves. Americans – no, there are lots of decent people in the US. Recall your own posts: you despise (often for a good reason) Russian politicians, but you don’t generalize this to all Russians.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @yurivku
  170. Charlemagne says: • Website
    @Realist

    13. realist,

    Gabbard was the best in a horrible lineup. Yeah, she was easy on the eyes, too!

    • Replies: @Realist
  171. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Theoretically yes , but reading the Unz – no, I see no decent Americans, Unz And PCR included. Eg when they talk about Stalin and ww2… Well, probably they are exist, but I never saw them…like the life on some distant planet.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  172. Joro says:
    @Parbes

    I gather you are Untermensch russian drunkard! Tell me do you have the same half-mongolian face like the midget pytia?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @Parbes
  173. Tulsi, and several other female “also-rans”, have an excellent chance of landing a job in any potential Democratic administration. Remote possibilities are better than none.

  174. Realist says:
    @Charlemagne

    Yeah, she was easy on the eyes, too!

    Yes, indeed. Seemed intelligent and well spoken.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  175. @Cyrano

    I agree. If not for Operation Gladio, less than ten years following WW2, Italy would have likely become a Communist country.

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Operation_Gladio

    • Replies: @John Chuckman
  176. @yurivku

    You are ignoring massive lying propaganda, as well as the gag reflex this propaganda causes in more intelligent people, who just assume that every word of the official story about WWII is a lie. This is exactly as wrong as assuming that every word of Soviet propaganda was a lie, and similarly results in rather stupid beliefs.

    • Replies: @yurivku
  177. @Joro

    I see this as a huge achievement: your comment shows that today there is Internet even in lunatic asylums.

  178. @Realist

    Yes, indeed. Seemed intelligent and well spoken.

    “Seemed” is the key word here.

  179. Parbes says:
    @Joro

    Idiot. Mongolians would kick your ass easily, as they did your forefathers’. Activist “Crimean Tatars” – actually Islamized Turco-Mongol descendants supported by Muslim Turkey – beat up the joke “Ukrainian police force” regularly at their demonstrations, and your coward police doesn’t dare to lift a finger against them. Most of the territory of today’s artificial “Ukraine” was, for centuries, under the boot of Ottoman Empire-allied Crimean Tatars, who fucked and abducted your grandmothers at will – until Russians and Cossacks liberated it.

    Anyhow only a braindead fool insecure in his own pathetic identity tries to build some self-worth by using the word “Mongol” as a derogatory epithet. The whole world – including your masters in the West – laughs at you subhuman useful-idiot cannon fodder Ukronazi scum, who hurl epithets such as “untermenschen” at your Russian genetic brothers while you suck Jewish oligarch dick like there’s no tomorrow, your country gets parcelled off for people like the Bidens, and your women have become internationally renowned for servicing men of all nations as prostitutes and mail-order brides. Maybe your sister is one of those pleasure women too? Is she making some black Western NATO soldiers happy right now? Or is she “doing her thing” in Tel Aviv, Dubai or Istanbul? Eh, moron?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  180. Spanky says:
    @Anon

    Altho I liked Tulsi’s foreign policy noises, never could get by her NY-CFR membership. From where I sit, a now distant vantage point, simply considered her a stalking horse for a minority faction within the CFR whom realize that the neocon / neoliberal attempt at world domination has failed. I suspect that faction is trying to pull back from the PNAC’s ham-handed ends-justify-the-means attempts to achieve that goal in order to preserve the dollar’s reserve currency status and Wall Street’s financial hegemony.

  181. @Parbes

    Ukrainian (not Ukie) joke.
    New teacher comes to class and says:
    – Let’s get acquainted. My name is Petro Petrovych. I am a Bandera follower.
    A girl gets up:
    – My name is Natalka. I am a Bandera follower.
    A boy gets up:
    – My name is Vova, I am a separatist.
    The teacher asks:
    – Why are you a separatist, Vova?
    – Well, my father is a separatist, my mother is a separatist, so is my sister, and all my friends.
    – What if your father were a drug addict, your mother a prostitute, your sister a slut, and all your friends hopeless morons?
    – Then I’d be a Bandera follower.

    • LOL: antitermite
  182. Spanky says:
    @Patagonia Man

    The Princeton researchers are reporting (and verifying) what FSU sociologist Tom Dye documented between 1972 and 2000 in his (and his grad students) series entitled Who Is Running America?. It is interesting to note that when published each volume cost about $80 to $100, but are now available used for just a few dollars. Who are today’s multiple interlockers in bank, corporate, think tank and university boardrooms?

  183. Spanky says:
    @Hans Vogel

    If all those who refused to vote suddenly changed their minds and showed up at the polls with one idea in mind, to cast blank ballots, it would challenge the legitimacy of the US government. You’d be surprised at how much pushback, and from whom, that little idea generates.

  184. Spanky says:
    @follyofwar

    #meetoo is nothing more than an astroturf partisan political tool.

    • Replies: @Popeye
  185. I have forced myself to listen to the daily COVID19 briefings from the White House and I have to say that Trump’s constant flag-waving and self-worshiping is almost physically painful to watch.

    Message to Saker: What is physically painful about watching the President talk? Are you ill? Do you suffer from a serious case of TDS?

    Yes you do, dirtbag. After your deluded insult, why would I read another word you write? Think about that the next time you write something. As soon as you exhibit your mental illness regarding Trump?

    Bye bye to anything you have to say. you are obviously completely insane. Why would anyone listen to you?

    • Disagree: John Chuckman
  186. @restless94110

    Sorry to point that out, but Trump is a narcissistic moron. “Seventy year old teenager” describes him best. The fact that he is way better than everything the Dems had to offer in 2016 and have to offer in 2020 primarily characterizes Dems and the American political system.

  187. Avery says:
    @AnonFromTN

    {Here is another, in my view, equally plausible. Western MSM have been lying for years. They are so used to lying that they don’t see an issue in using fake pictures to illustrate a story, even when the story is largely true.}

    Right. That’s what happened. They don’t see anything wrong with lying and using fake pictures to advance their agenda.

    [CBS News admits ‘mistake’ after airing footage of overcrowded Italian hospital in report about NYC]
    https://spectrumreport.com/cbs-news-admits-mistake-after-airing-footage-of-overcrowded-italian-hospital-in-report-about-nyc/

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/cbs-news-admits-mistake-after-airing-footage-of-overcrowded-nyc-hospital-that-was-actually-in-italy

    The MSM does this sort of thing all the time.
    They manufacture “news”: if caught, they claim a “mistake was made”.
    But the admission is always days later and in small print on some back page.
    The first impression on the front page has the widest and deepest impact.

  188. Popeye says:

    Just a thought. Perhaps Tulsi can retract or cancel her endorsement of Digital Joe Biden in light of the sexual assault allegation against him by Tara Reade…which the msm hasn’t addressed with the exception of Newsweek magazine. Perhaps the allegation is a strategic move… which can allow the Dems a good excuse to dump Digital Man in favor of another suitor. But in any event Tulsi has a great opportunity to disown her Biden endorsement.. as do senators Kamala hairball and Amy klobunker..if Tulsi does revoke her Biden endorsement that’s great.. if not eternal historic shame on her reputation…

  189. Popeye says:
    @Spanky

    If metoo serves a left wing agenda or Candidate it’s great. If it doesn’t advance a left candidate or cause then it’s catshit. Call that Hypocrite! Witness Biden when he said believe all women except the one who alleged he sexually assaulted her 1993. Same for that kunt Hillary… Believe all women except the ones her asshole husband raped assaulted etc

    • Agree: Spanky
  190. @Svevlad

    In defense of Gabbard (and any humane candidate), she was probably led aside and shown the playbook: “It’s all a charade, Tulsi. Win or lose, right or left, you follow orders on the big stuff, ad lib the small stuff. Bow out gracefully, back the senile asshole and we help you with your own constituency later.”
    And she smiled and walked away.

  191. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    You are ignoring massive lying propaganda, as well as the gag reflex this propaganda causes in more intelligent people, who just assume that every word of the official story about WWII is a lie.

    This just confirms that any new POTUS will be either criminal moron or ignorant idiot. Both cases are deadly for international relations and the world as whole.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  192. @Anon

    I’ve always suspected that she is run by military intelligence.

    Bingo

    • Replies: @John Chuckman
  193. @yurivku

    Well, we are likely to have a choice between a narcissistic immature moron of 70+ years and a corrupt senile stuffed shirt of 77 years. Compared to that, Soviet Politburo was a youth club, and even Chernenko does not look so dumb.

    • Replies: @yurivku
  194. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    So, I’m right. No surprise. Looking to local unz’s audience I can’t believe that this nation did something useful in the past except nasty crimes.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  195. @Carroll Price

    And so what if it had?

    They would have left behind sooner or later. Trial and error.

    The stuff of that period – still alive apparently in the US – about “going communist” is silly. Like Middle Ages “witch” stuff.

    Just like people, societies need to try things, to experiment.

    It sure isn’t America’s business to tell any of them what to do.

    But it insists on doing so. Because it is arrogant and hugely corrupt.

    Recall Lord Acton on corruption.

    America reached the “total” stage ages ago.

  196. @Low Voltage

    A real possibility.

    It is one old game of security services to run operations that identify lots of sympathizers.

    That’s what Oswald was doing with his phony Fair Play for Cuba pamphlets.

    People fill out a coupon and send it in, and their identity goes on a list.

    Oswald was working for a former senior FBI agent running a covert anti-Cuba campaign in New Orleans.

  197. DNC Dispatch: “When we’re certain we can steal the November election via mail-in ballots, ballot harvesting and keeping the economy at a standstill, only then will we end #coronahoax.”

  198. @restless94110

    I doubt he is going to lose any sleep if you don’t read his articles any more.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  199. @Melotte 22

    You think the Saker is not inclined to cast pearls before swine?

  200. @yurivku

    In my experience, in every country there are very good people, very bad people, and everything in between. In politics, there is often negative selection: decent people are too fastidious to engage in politics professionally. When the country is or tries to be a dominant empire, the worst scum lacking any moral scruples rises to the top. I mean the people who wield real power, not figureheads, like most US presidents. I hope you don’t believe that pathetic nonentities like Clinton, Dubya, or Obama had real power.

    • Replies: @yurivku
  201. Pandour says: • Website

    Good thing the Serbs never bombed or shelled anyone.From Sept.1991 to Jan. 1992 Serb shelling and airstrikes killed thousands in Croatian towns and cities.With pals like this joker Saker the Serbs, who are still in a downward spiral of self-destruction,dont need enemies.A sad case of a self-deluded loser backing people who also need to face reality to come to their senses.

  202. @NoseytheDuke

    I want to say it was H.L. Mencken.

  203. @restless94110

    Saker is dead on with his comment!!!!!!!! I voted for this man in 2016 in the hope that he might do some good. Still I didn’t decide to vote til 4 days prior to the election. The choices were horrid to say the least, but I voted Trump since at least he gave me the slightest bit of hope that maybe, just maybe something could get accomplished. He has failed pretty much on all counts, and is a national embarrassment. The only thing that is saving him is that the entire population suffers from acute cognitive dissonance in that half the populace irrationally hates him, while the other half seem to irrationally love him. Bottom line is that reality is totally optional in the US, if not outright banned!!!!!!

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  204. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Ok, please show me at least 5 very good Americans here in commenters, who know real history, the role of their country in it, who are sorry for their crimes… surely you’ll fail, Russians and Jews are to blame.
    Poor silly exceptional, indispensable noneties

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  205. @Robert Bruce

    He has failed pretty much on all counts, and is a national embarrassment.

    He sure did not do anything he promised, but that just means that he is a real politician: do you recall any politician doing what s/he promised on the campaign trail?

    He mostly embarrasses imperial sidekicks, as he has a tendency to call a spade a spade and treat lowly shit the way it deserves. Quite naturally he shows more respect even for NK Un than for American bootlickers. European vassals are furious, they are used to pretended politeness.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Lol
  206. Avery says:
    @AnonFromTN

    {He sure did not do anything he promised}

    Not ‘anything’ : I remember at least two he talked about while campaigning,
    that he delivered:

    -Move US embassy to Jerusalem.
    – And withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran.
    (he also later pressured EU to withdraw, and the spineless satraps did).

    So there you have it: he is a man of his word to Ivanka & Jerrold.
    A lot of good it did to the rest of us.

  207. @yurivku

    Ok, please show me at least 5 very good Americans here in commenters

    First, in many cases I can’t tell who’s an American and who isn’t. So, I can name a few that I am ~99% sure are Americans: Rurik, Desert Fox, Avery, SeekerofthePresence. Yes, each one of them appears to have ideas that look weird or downright crazy to those who don’t share them, but so do we.

    I know from experience that when you travel on a highway and stopping for food you make an effort of driving 10-15 miles away from it and go to any diner in the small towns there, you see lots of good honest hard-working people. They do not want the Empire sticking its nose everywhere in the world, they know for sure that humans have only two genders (and various freaks, but mental illness does create a gender), etc.

    I am pretty sure that these people do not comment anywhere on the Internet. I do so because I spend a big chunk of my time at the computer, writing and reviewing papers and grants, as well as getting my news: here you can compare what you get from different sources, which makes the task of figuring out what really happened easier. Although lately you can’t trust Google to do an honest search, so you have to compare what you find with Google and Yandex.

    Self-selection often screws up the result. E.g., I teach graduate students a course based on simple chemistry, math, and logic since 2003. I had >200 grad students in my course over the years, so if I were naïve, I’d claim that my sample is statistically significant. In my multi-year experience, virtually always (something like 15 out of 17 years) among three best students in class there were two females and one male. So, I could naïvely conclude that human females are smarter than human males. However, here is the caveat: boys are more arrogant than girls. A boy considers far lower intelligence as good enough for grad school than a girl, so in grad student population girls are more intelligent on average, but this does not mean that it is so in general population. That’s just one example, life is full of them.

    • Replies: @yurivku
  208. anonymous[885] • Disclaimer says:

    It is amazing how everybody, including “expert” analysts like Giraldi, Saker, are taken in by Gabbard’s dissembling about her “anti-war” credentials.

    Her strong support for hindoo nationalist evil like the RSS, Modi, etc., should clearly evidence the fascist streak in her. Also, her undying support for IsraHell would have been total, given her relationship with that juden gambler lowlife, Adelson… and all this is okay with Giraldi and Saker?

    As it is, the whitrash “patriots” of AmeriKKKa bleat about all the loot being “shipped” to IsraHell, and with this hindoo nationalist biatch at the helm, is it so far fetched that that sub-continental extremist-pagan godless cesspool too would get many favours? H-1B, lower tariffs, for starters?

    Can the Great Satan really afford sending more favours to another parasite?

    Just be thankful that you Great Satanists dodged this bullet. But, y’all should totally elect Biden. Orange-utan is getting boring. The Joke is strong with the Senile Hag.

  209. Lol says:

    I didn’t know the EU has obligations to non members like Serbia. If anything, the issues with the EU is that they don’t look for the interests of her citizens too much, not too little. Lol

  210. Lol says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Of course EU politicians are furious that Trump treats them like trash. Their entire policy is sucking up to America and that’s becoming a bad thing with regular Europeans. It will be hilarious when we’ll end up with other leaders due to it, some that might back China in the Pacific, that stop sourcing military equipment from outside the EU and who back people like Assad or Qaddaffi when it’s in our interests( no refugees, gun sale proceeds) because Americans will continue to whine like little girls.

  211. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    First, in many cases I can’t tell who’s an American and who isn’t. So, I can name a few that I am ~99% sure are Americans: Rurik, Desert Fox, Avery, SeekerofthePresence.

    It just proves to me that I’m right. Don’t follow to all of them, actually I look through cursorily few articles of some authors or with sound titles, same with comments.

    But I remember Rurik who’s typical beliver of Soldj/Resun fakes, he’s also belives that Stalin is to blame, not Hitler.
    For you living among them it’s difficult to confirm my thesis.

    Yes, each one of them appears to have ideas that look weird or downright crazy to those who don’t share them, but so do we.

    No, any fascist revisionist is deadly enemy for me. Nothing to be shared.
    And nobody from them is ready to take responsibility for crimes their country commited all around the worl and still does.

    I know from experience that when you travel on a highway and stopping for food you make an effort of driving 10-15 miles away from it and go to any diner in the small towns there, you see lots of good honest hard-working people.

    That’s I believe to, but with a two points:
    1) they decide nothing and their country was, is and will be reserve of criminals and morons
    2) if you ask them who’s to blame, or do they feel a shame for eg Hiroshima bombing – you’ll get same answers as can hear here.

  212. Why blame the other countries of the EU for helping Italy less than China or Russia? China had already crushed COVID-19 and Russia had hardly started its explosion. The EU nations were all struggling; Russia and China weren’t. [email protected]

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  213. Flubber says:
    @Tucker

    Spot on.

    Underneath the cute exterior lies another Pelosi/Schumer clone.

  214. Saker is full of love. Actually Saker is overflown with love,
    Halve of commentators love him and half of commentators love to hate him.
    …………..
    Russians do not need to worry about Covid 19.
    In Russian wains there is 50% blood and 50% alcohol.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @AnonFromTN
  215. @Donald A Thomson

    It’s not so much an issue of blame, as a test of European and Atlantic solidarity. Both failed, as intelligent people knew they would.

  216. @Zarathustra

    Sorry to point that out, but among other gaffes you made a spelling mistake: blood vessels are spelled “veins”, not “wains”. Although maybe pointing errors out to you is in vain (note yet another spelling of a similar sounding word).

  217. @Zarathustra

    I can say in your defense that most Americans have trouble spelling vein, vain, and wane (or knowing the difference among those). When I get exams from my graduate (!) students, it’s hard to tell who is a native speaker and who isn’t – both spelling and grammar are atrocious in ~80% of them.

  218. My sincere apologies.
    I was hesitant with vein. I have not used the term for ages.
    Only when I did write the comment and I did stop at vein I did have a feeling that it could be incorrect.
    I wanted to check thesaurus on word perfect, but I did find out that I did not install it yet.
    My computer did crash a while ago.
    I am installing the word perfect now.

    Thank you!
    (Are you an authority on this site?)

    • Replies: @yurivku
  219. yurivku says:
    @Zarathustra

    I am installing the word perfect now.

    Try to use GOOGLE translator without any installation.
    https://translate.google.ru/
    or Yandex
    https://translate.yandex.ru/

    Something tells me you have internet connection already 😎

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  220. anarchyst says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    It gets worse…

    The CDC has mandated that patients who are positive for the CDC-19 virus and die from other causes have the death certificates list COVID-19 as the cause of death, even if death is due to other causes.

    The CDC has a dishonest, questionable agenda and as a government agency, is promoting more lies from the government.

    COVID-19 is a flu strain, nothing more, that is being used for political purposes, and to slow down the economy, hiding the massive bank fraud that is occurring right under our noses.

    Add to that, the powers that be see this as a good opportunity to “throw” the election, if not cancel it entirely.

  221. Gustafus says:
    @par4

    Good lord. “Total illegality”. – this saker person sounds like a community college freshman

    I’m being generous

  222. JDTrader says:
    @freedom-cat

    Good call Freedom-Cat makes on March 29th.
    Check this out:

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/493830-biden-says-he-would-pick-michelle-obama-as-running-mate-in-a-heartbeat

    It would be a smart move for him
    Black vote – check
    Women Vote – check
    Libs – check
    Those Dems who pine for Obama again – check

    May get him some swing-votes and Independents.

    Wonder who suggested it to him? He doesn’t seem to have enough grey matter to formulate this idea…or even a simple sentence at this point.

    It seemed like Obama himself was waiting for the smoke to clear before he decided to endorse somebody. He hasn’t exactly been a champion of his former VP. In fact, he’s been pretty quiet about most things for a while. Guess he’s counting all the $$ he is raking in and buying houses. I guess the Presidency was good for something for Barry.

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