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Roughly half-way through the year 2020 it is becoming pretty obvious that there are a number of major developments which almost got our total attention, and for good reason, as these are tectonic shifts which truly qualify as “catastrophe” (under the definitiona violent and sudden change in a feature of the earth“). These are:

  • The initiation of the global collapse of the AngloZionist Empire.
  • The immense economic bubble whose ever-growing size is the best predictor of the magnitude of the huge burst it will inevitably result in.
  • The implosion of the US society due to a combination of several and profound systemic crises (economic collapse, racial tensions, mass poverty, alienation of the masses, absence of social protections, etc.).
  • The COVID-19 (aka “it’s just like the seasonal flu!!“) pandemic which only exacerbates all the other major factors listed above.
  • Last, but not least, it is hard to imagine what the next US Presidential election will look like, but one thing is certain: by November we will already have a perfect storm – the election will only act like a battery which will feed even more energy into this already perfect storm.

To be sure, these are truly momentous, historical, developments whose importance cannot be over-stated. They are, however, not the only very serious developments. There are, in fact, several areas of serious political tensions which could also result in a major explosion, albeit a regional one “only”!

I will list just a few, beginning with the most visible one:

Turkey

Erdogan is up to no good. Again. What a big surprise, right? Every time I hear somebody writing something about Erdogan the dreaming of becoming the sultan of a new Ottoman Empire, I tend to roll my eyes as this is a cliche. Yet, there is no denial that this cliche is true – the neo-Ottoman ideology is definitely alive and well in Turkey and Erdogan clearly wants to “ride that horse”. So let’s list some of the things which the Turks have been up to:

  1. Syria: The Turks have clearly been dragging their feet in northern Syria where, at least according to the deal Erdogan made with Putin, the “bad terrorists” should have left a long time ago and the key highway should have been under the joint protection of the Russian and Turkish forces. Well, Turkey did some of this, but not all, and the “bad terrorists” are still very much present in northern Syria. In fact, they recently tried to attack the Russian Aerospace Forces base in Khmeimim (they failed, but that is still something which the Turks have to answer for since the attack came from a zone they control). Protecting terrorists in exchange for promises of immunity from their attacks has been tried many times in the past and it has never worked – sooner or later the terrorist groups always slip out of the control of their masters and even turn against them. This is now happening to Turkey.
  2. Libya: The Turks are also deeply involved in the Libyan civil war. In fact, “deeply involved” does not give enough credit to the Turkish military which used Turkish-made drones with devastating effectiveness against the forces of Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, the commander of the Tobruk-based Libyan National Army (which is backed by both Russia and Egypt). Only the prompt (and rather mysterious) deployment of Russian air defenses and a number of unidentified MiG-29s succeeded in eventually bringing down enough Turkish drones to force them to take a pause. The Egyptians have made it clear that they will never allow the so-called “Government of National Accord” to take Sirte or any land East of Sirte. The Libyan Parliament (of East Libya) has now given Egypt the official authorization to directly intervene in Libya. This makes some kind of Egyptian intervention an almost certain thing.
  3. Hagia Sophia: And just to make sure there are enough sources of tension, the Turks have now declared that the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul will no longer be a museum open to all, but a mosque. Now the CIA-puppet modestly known as “His Most Divine All-Holiness the Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch” Bartholomew should be the most vocal opponent to this move, but all he can do is mumble some irrelevancies (he wanted to go down as the Patriarch who patronized the Ukrainian schism and, instead, he will go down in history as the Patriarch who did nothing to prevent the Ottomans from seizing one of the holiest sites of the Orthodox world. Truth be told, he probably could not have prevented that (Erdogan’s move is entirely due to upcoming elections in Turkey) – but he sure could have tried a little better. Ditto for the head of the Moscow Patriarchate (and, for that matter, the Russian government) who expressed stuff like concern, or dismay, of some form of condemnation, but who really did nothing to make Erdogan pay for his move.

What the Turks just did is a disgrace, not only for Turkey itself which, yet again, proves that the Ottoman version of Islam is a particularly toxic and dangerous one. It is also a disgrace for the entire Muslim world which, with a few notable exceptions such as Sheikh Imran Hosein, has done nothing to prevent this and, if anything, has approved of this move. Finally, this is a disgrace for the entire Orthodox world as it proves that the entire worldwide Orthodox community has less relevance and importance in the eyes of the Turkish leader than the outcome of local elections. Russia, especially, would have the kind of political muscle needed to inflict all sorts of painful forms of retaliation against Turkey and yet Russia does nothing. This is a sad witness to the extreme weakness of the Orthodox faith in the modern world.

Add to this all the “traditional” sources of instability around Turkey, including the still unsolved (and unsolvable!) Kurdish issue, the tensions between Turkey and Iraq and Iran, Turkish low-key support for anti-Russian factions in the various former Soviet Republics and the constant confrontation with Greece).

Turkey remains one of the most dangerous states on the planet, even if most people remain unaware of this. True, in the recent years Turkey lost a lot of its power, but it still has plenty of formidable assets (including a very strong domestic weapon systems manufacturing capability) which it can use for a vast spectrum of nefarious political and military interventions.

Egypt

Egypt is another country which regularly makes some headlines and then disappears from the public’s radar. Yet, right now, Egypt is faced not with one, but with two possible wars!

  1. Libya: as I mentioned above, should it come to an open clash between Turkey and Egypt in Libya, there could be a rapid horizontal escalation in which initial military clashes in Libya could turn into clashes over the Eastern Mediterranean and even possible strikes on key military objectives in Turkey and Egypt. The only good news here is that there are a lot of major actors who do not need a shooting war in the Eastern Mediterranean and/or the Middle-East. After all, if it came to a true military confrontation between Turkey and Egypt, then you can be pretty sure that NATO, CENTCOM, Greece, Israel and Russia would all have major concerns. Besides, it is hard to imagine what kind of military “victory” either Turkey or Egypt could hope for. Right now the situation is very tense, but we can hope that all the parties will realize that a negotiated solution, even a temporary one, is preferable to a full-scale war.
  2. Ethiopia: Egypt has a potentially much bigger problem than Libya to deal with: the construction by Ethiopia of the “The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)” on the Blue Nile river. While nobody really knows what the eventual impact of this dam will be on Sudan and Egypt, is is pretty clear that a civilization built along the Nile river will face a major threat to its way of life if the way the Nile river flows is disturbed in a major way (which this dam will definitely do).

Of the two possible conflicts I mentioned above, it is the second one which has me most worried. At the end of the day, neither Turkey nor Egypt will get to decide what happens in Libya which is mostly a kind of multi-player “chessboard” where “big guys” (US, France, Russia) will eventually decide the outcome. In the case of the dam in Ethiopia, the local actors will probably have a decisive say, especially since both sides consider that this is an existentially important issue for them.

If you look at a map of the region, you will see that the distance between the Egyptian border and the location of the dam on the border between Ethiopia and Sudan is a long one (about 1’200km or 745 miles). Should it come to a military confrontation between the two countries, this distance will pretty much decide the shape of the warfare we shall see: mainly air and missile strikes. The main problem here (for both sides) is that neither side has the kind of air force or missiles which would allow it to effectively strike the other country. This, however, could change very rapidly, especially if Russia does sell 24 of its advanced Su-35 multi-role air superiority fighters to Egypt, and even more so if Russia throws in a few capable air-to-ground strike missiles into the package (the delivery of the first Sukhois appears to be imminent). Then there is this “minor detail” of Sudan being stuck between the two combatants: Khartoum simply cannot look away and pretend like all is well if two of its major neighbors decide to fight each other over Sudanese airspace.

In theory Egypt could also try to mount some attack from the Red Sea, but right now the Egyptian Navy does not pack the kind of punch which would allow it to effectively strike Ethiopia (especially with Eritrea in between the Red Sea and Ethiopia). But that could also change, especially since Egypt agreed to purchase the two Gamal Abdel Nasser (ex-Mistral) class amphibious assault ships and helicopter carriers which, while not ideal, would definitely boost the Egyptian’s command and control capabilities, especially if the Egyptians succeed in deploying AWACS and strike aircraft (rotary or even light fixed wing V/STOL) on these ships. In practice, however, I think that the Egyptians could engage these ships much more effectively in Libya than they would in the Red Sea (especially since these ships are poorly defended against missile strikes).

Finally, not only is the GERD defended by decent air defense systems (along with a few decent, if aging, air force aircraft), a dam is a pretty hard target to disable: it is big, strong, and has a large volume which, by itself, also contributes to the “hardness” against attacks.

So there are reasons to hope that a conflict can be avoided, but it will be very hard to get the two sides to agree to compromises on issues which both sides see as vital to their national security.

The Ukraine

Yes, the Ukraine. Again. This insanity which began with the Euromaidan has not stopped, far from it. In fact, ever since the election of Zelenskii the Ukraine has become something of a madhouse which would be outright hilariously comical if it wasn’t also so tragic and even horrible for millions of Ukrainians. I will spare you all the details, but we can sum up the main development of the past months as “Zelenskii has completely lost control of the country”. But that would not even begin to cover the reality of this situation.

For one thing, the war of words between Trump and Biden over the Ukraine-gate has now “infected” the Ukrainian political scene and each side is now busy with what is known locally as “black PR”: trying to dig up as much dirt against your opponent as possible. Zelenskii is so weak that, amazingly, the previously almost totally discredited Poroshenko has now made a strong comeback and thereby acquired the support of a lot of influential nationalists. The latest incredible (but true!) “informational bomb” was set off by a member of the Ukrainian Rada, Andrei Derkach, who released a recording of Joe Biden and Poroshenko discussing the pros and cons of organizing a terrorist attack in Crimea (see here for details about this amazing story). This makes both Biden and Poroshenko “sponsors of terrorism” (hardly a surprise, but still). Other “juicy” news stories about the Nazi-occupied Banderastan include Zelenskii possibly fathering a kid with an aide and the brutal attacks on the members of a small (but growing) “Sharii” opposition party which the authorities not only ignored, but most likely ordered in the first place. It is not my purpose here to discuss all the toxic intricacies of internal Ukronazi politics, so I will only look at one of the major dangers resulting from this dynamic: there is talk of war with Russia again.

Okay, we have all heard the very same rumors for years now, and yet no real and sustained Ukrainian attack on the LDNR or, even less so, Crimea ever took place (there were constant artillery strikes and diversionary attacks, but those remain below the threshold of open warfare). But what we hear today is a little bit different: an increasing number of Ukrainian and even Polish observers have declared that Russia would attack this summer or in September, possibly using military maneuvers to move forces to the Ukrainian border and attack. Depending on whom you ask, such an attack could come from Belarus and/or from central Russia – some even worry about a Russian amphibious operation against the Ukrainian coastline and cities like Mariupol, Nikolaev, Kherson or Odessa.

The Ukronazis are truly amazing. First they cut off all the electricity and even water from Crimea, and then they declare that Russia will have to invade to retake control of the water supply. The notion that Russia will solve Crimea’s water problem by peaceful and technological means is, apparently, quite unthinkable for the Ukronazi leaders. In the real world, however, Russia has a comprehensive program to comprehensively solve Crimea’s water problems. This program has begun by laying down water pipes, improving of the irrigation system of Crimea, the use of special aircraft to trigger rain and might even include the creation of a desalination plant. The simple truth is that Russia can easily make Crimea completely independent from anything Ukrainian.

And just to make things worse, the head of the Ukrainian Navy (which exists on paper mostly) has now declared that a new Ukrainian missile, the Neptune, could reach as far as Sevastopol. The problem is not the missile itself (it is a modernized version of an old Soviet design, and it is slow and therefore easy to shoot down), but the kind of “mental background noise” that this kind of talk of war creates.

From a purely military point of view, Russia does not even have to move any troops to defeat the Ukrainian armed forces: all Russia needs to do is to use its powerful long-range stand-off weapons and reconnaissance-strike complexes to first decapitate, then disorganize and finally destroy the Ukrainian military. Russia’s superiority in the air, on the water and on land is such that the Ukrainians don’t have a chance in hell to survive such an attack, nevermind defeating Russia. The Ukrainians all know that since, after all, their entire military could not even deal with the (comparatively) minuscule and infinitely weaker LDNR forces (at least when compared to regular Russian forces).

Still, the Ukrainians have one advantage over Russia: while this would be extremely dangerous to try, they must realize that, unlike in the case of their attacks on the Donbass, should they dare to attack Crimea, President Putin would not have any other option than to order a retaliatory strike of some sort. Any Ukrainian attack or strike on Crimea would probably fail with all the missiles intercepted long before they could reach their targets, but even in this case the pressure on Putin to put an end to this would be huge. Which means that it would not be incorrect to say that whoever is in power in Kiev can force Russia to openly intervene. This means that in this specific case the weaker side can have at least some degree of escalation dominance.

Now the Ukraine definitely cannot achieve strategic surprise and is even most unlikely to achieve tactical surprise, but, again, the actual success of any Ukrainian strike on Crimea does not require the designated targets of the strike to be destroyed: all that would be needed, in some plans at least, is the ability to do two things:

  • Force Russia to openly intervene and
  • Choose the time, place and mode of attack most problematic for the Russian side

Finally, I would suggest that we look at this issue from the point of view of the AngloZionist Empire: in many, if not most, ways, the Banderastan the West created in the Ukraine has outlived its utility: the USN won’t get a base in Crimea which is now lost forever (it is now one of the best defended places on the planet), Russia has not openly intervened in the civil war, the Ukronazi forces were comprehensively trounced by the Novorussians and in economic terms, and the Ukraine is nothing but one big black hole with an ever growing event horizon. Which might suggest to some in the US ruling elites that to trigger a losing war against Russia might be the best (and, possibly, only) thing their ugly creation could do for them. Why?

Well, for one thing, such a war will be bloody, even if it is short. Second, since the Russians are exceedingly unlikely to want to occupy any part of what is today the Nazi-occupied Ukraine, this means that even a total military defeat would not necessarily result in a complete disappearance of the current Banderastan. Yes, more regions in the East and the South might try to use this opportunity to rise up and liberate themselves, and should that happen Russia might offer the kind of help she offered the Novorussians, but I don’t think that anybody seriously believes that Russian tanks will be seen on Kiev or, even less so, Lvov (nevermind Warsaw or Riga). So a military loss against Russia would not be a total loss for Banderastan and it might even yield some beneficial dynamics to whatever consolidated Ukronazi-power might come out from such a conflict. Actually, should that happen I fully expect the Ukronazis to declare a kind of jihad to liberate the Moskal’ -occupied Ukraine. This means that the initial bloodbath would be followed by a festering low to medium level military conflict between Russia and the Ukraine which could last a very long time and also be most undesirable for Russia.

During my studies I had the honor and privilege to study with a wonderful Colonel of the Pakistani Army who became a good friend. One day (that was around 1991) I asked my friend what the Pakistani strategy would be during a possible war against India. He replied to me: “look, we all know that India is much stronger and bigger than Pakistan, but what we all also know is that if they attack us we can give them a very bloody nose”. This is exactly what the Ukrainian strategy might be: to give Russia a “bloody nose”. Militarily, this is impossible, of course, but in political terms any open war against the Ukraine would be a disaster for Russia. It would also be a disaster for the Ukraine, but the puppet-masters of the Ukronazis in Kiev don’t care about the people of the Ukraine anymore than they care about the people of Russia: all they want is to give the Russians a big bloody nose.

In summary, here is one possible scenario which might result in a regional catastrophe: whoever is in power in the Ukraine would begin by realizing that the project of an Ukronazi Banderastan has already failed and that neither the EU nor, even less so, the US is willing to continue to toss money into the Ukie black hole. Furthermore, clever Ukie politicians will realize that neither Poroshenko nor Zelensii have “delivered” the expected “goods” to the Empire. Then the East-European US vassal-states (lead by Poland and the Baltic statelets) also realize that EU money is running out and that far from having achieved any real economic progress (nevermind any “miracle”), they are also becoming increasingly irrelevant to their masters in the EU and US. And, believe me, the political leaders of these US vassal-states have realized a long time ago that a war between Russia and the Ukraine would be a fantastic opportunity for them to regain some value in the eyes of their imperial overlords in the EU and US. To people who think like these people do, even an attempted Neptune strike against Sevastopol would be a quick and quite reasonable way to force Putin’s hand.

Lastly, we can now look at the situation in Russia

Russia

One would think that following the massive victory the Kremlin has achieved with the vote on the changes to the Russian Constitution, the political situation in Russia would be idyllic, at least compared to the sinking Titanic of the “collective West”. Alas, this is far from being the case. Here are some of the factors which contribute to a potentially dangerous situation inside Russia.

  1. As I have mentioned in the past, besides the “official” (pretend) opposition in the Duma, there are now two very distinct “non-system” oppositions to Putin: the bad old “liberals” (which I sometimes call the 5th column) and the (relatively new) “pink-nationalist” Putin-haters which I christened, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I admit – as a 6th column (Ruslan Ostashko calls them “emo-Marxists“, and that is a very accurate description too). What is so striking is that while Russian 5th and 6th columnists hate each other, they clearly hate Putin even more. Many of them also hate the Russian people because they don’t “get it” (at least in their opinion) and because time and again the people vote with and for Putin. Needless to say, these “5th and 6th columnists” (let’s call them “5&6c” from now on) declare that the election was stolen, that millions of votes were not counted at all, while others were counted many times. According to these 5&6c types, it is literally unthinkable that Putin would get such a high support therefore the only explanation is that the elections were rigged. While the sum total of these 5&6c types is probably not enough to truly threaten Putin or the Russian society, the Kremlin has to be very careful in how it handles these groups, especially since the condition of the Russian society is clearly deteriorating:
  2. Russia has objective, real, problems which cannot simply be dismissed. Most Russians clearly would prefer a much more social and economically active state. The reality is that the current political system in Russia cares little for the “little man”. The way the Kremlin and the Russian “big business” are enmeshed is distressing to a lot of Russians, and I agree with them. Furthermore, while the western sanctions did a great job preparing Russia for the current crisis, it still remains true that Russia does not operate in such a favorable environment, revenues are down in many sectors, and the COVID19 pandemic has also had a devastating effect on Russian small businesses. And while the issue of the COVID19 virus has not been so hopelessly politicized in Russia has it has in the West, a lot of my contacts report to me that many people feel that the Kremlin and the Moscow authorities have mismanaged the crisis. So while the non-systemic opposition of the 5&6c cannot truly threaten Russia, there are enough of what I would call “toxic and potentially dangerous trends” inside the Russian society which could turn into a much bigger threat should a crisis suddenly erupt (including a crisis triggered by an always possible Ukrainian provocation).
  3. More and more Russians, including Putin-supporters, are getting frustrated with what they perceive as being a lame and frankly flaccid Russian foreign policy. This does not necessarily mean that they disagree with the way Putin deals with the big issues (say Crimea, or Syria or the West’s sabre-rattling), but they get especially frustrated by what they perceive as lame Russian responses against petty provocations. For example, the US Congress and the Trump Administration have continued to produce sanctions and stupid accusations against Russia on a quasi-daily basis, yet Russia is really doing nothing much about that, in spite of the fact that there are many options in her political “toolkit” to really make the US pay for that attitude. Another thing which irritates the Russians is that arrogant, condescending and outright rude manner in which western politicians (and their paid for journalists in Russia) constantly intervene in internal Russian matters without ever being seriously called out for this. Sure, some particularly nasty characters (and organization) have been kicked out of Russia, but not nearly enough to really send a clear message Russia’s enemies.
  4. And, just to make things worse, there are some serious problems between Russia and her supposed allies, specifically Belarus and Kazakhstan. Nothing truly critical has happened yet, but the political situation in Belarus is growing worse by the day (courtesy of, on one hand, the inept policies of Lukashenko and, on the other, a resurgence of Kazakh nationalism, apparently with the approval of the central government). Not only is the destabilization of two major Russian allies a bad thing in itself, it also begs the question of how Putin can deal with, say, Turkey or Poland, when Russia can’t even stabilize the situation in Belarus and Kazakhstan.

To a large degree, I share many of these frustrations too and I agree that it is time for Putin and Russia to show a much more proactive posture towards the (eternally hostile) West.

My problem with the 5th column is that it is composed of rabid russophobes who hate their own nation and who are nothing but willing prostitutes to the AngloZionist Empire. They want Russia to become a kind of “another Poland only further East” or something equally insipid and uninspiring.

My problem with the 6th column is that it hates Putin much more than it loves Russia, which is regularly shows by predicting either a coup, or a revolution, or a popular uprising or any other bloody event which Russia simply cannot afford for two main reasons:

  1. Russia almost destroyed herself twice in just the past century: in 1917 and 1991. Each time, the price paid by the Russian people was absolutely horrendous and the Russian nation simply cannot afford another major internal conflict.
  2. Russia is at war against the Empire, and while this war remains roughly an 80% informational/ideological one, about 15% an economic one and only about 5% a kinetic war, it remains that this is a total, existential, war for survival: either the Empire disappears or Russia will. This is therefore a situation where any action which weakens your state, your country and its leader always comes dangerously close to treason.

Right now the biggest blessing for Russia is that neither the 5th nor the 6th column has managed to produce even a halfway credible political figure who at least appears as marginally capable of offering realistic solutions. A number of 5th columnists have decided to emigrate and leave what they see as “Putin’s Mordor”. Alas, I don’t see any stream of 6th columnists leaving Russia, which objectively makes them a much more useful tool for outfits like the CIA who will not hesitate to infiltrate even a putatively anti-US political movement if this can weaken Russia in general, or Putin personally.

Right now the Russian security services are doing a superb job countering all these threats (including the still very real Wahabi terrorist threat) all at the same time. However, considering the rather unstable and even dangerous international political situation, this could change if all the forces who hate Putin and what they call “Putinism” either join forces or simply strike at the same time.

Conclusion

There are, of course, many other potential flashpoints on the planet, including India, Pakistan and China, the South China Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Korean Peninsula and many others. Thus the above is only a sampling of a much larger list.

The huge changes taking place before our eyes are real, and they are huge. But we should not follow the lead of the corporate media and focus on only one or two “hot” topics, especially not when there are plenty of very real dangers out there. This being said, there is no doubt that what will happen in the next couple of months inside the United States is by far the biggest and most important development out there, one which will shape the future of our planet no matter what actually happens. And I am not referring to the totally symbolic non-choice between Biden and Trump.

I am referring to how the US society will deal with a virulently anti-US coalition of minorities which hate this country and everything, good and bad that it stood for in the past. Right now the US elites are committing national suicide by not only failing to oppose, but also by actively supporting the BLM thugs and everything they stand for: BLM & Co. remind me of Ukronazis whose main expression of national identity is to hate everything Russian – the BLM thugs do the same thing: their entire worldview is pure hatred of the hetero White male and the western civilization; and just as the Ukies regale each other with stories about the “ancient Ukrs” the BLM folks imagine that they will somehow turn the US into a type Wakanda before expelling (or worse) all those who are not willing to hand over their country to roaming gangs of illiterate thugs.

While Russia has to face the potential of internal violence, the United States is already facing a dangerous and violent insurrection which is likely to become much worse as the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic fully explodes. So far, the effects of this crisis have been somewhat tempered by a combination of 1) political denials about the nature of the threat (“oh, nonsense, it is just like the seasonal flu!“) 2) the mass distribution of money (which has only helped temporarily) 3) the existence of a huge financial bubble which will only make matters worse, but which temporarily can create the illusion that things are not nearly as bad as they really are.

It is said that nature abhors a vacuum. This is true. It is also true that the collapse of the Empire has now created several vacuums which will be filled by new actors, but there is no guarantee at all that this transition will be peaceful. So while we are watching some very big trees burning, we should not forget that behind these trees there is a big forest which can also burn, possibly creating a much bigger forest fire than the trees we see burning today.

 
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  1. R.C. says:

    In terms of political and military analysis for the Mid East, East Asia, and similar locales (I’m not sure I’m using the correct geographical terms), The Saker blows the doors off of all others that I’ve read.
    Excellent!
    R.C.

  2. Last, but not least, it is hard to imagine what the next US Presidential election will look like, but one thing is certain: by November we will already have a perfect storm – the election will only act like a battery which will feed even more energy into this already perfect storm.

    The election will be a farce no matter who the winner is. One will accuse the other of vote rigging and then all insanity will break loose with rioting if the orange man comes out on top. And if by chance Creepy Joe comes out on top expect more dog whistles and green lights making it legit to give whitey hell.

  3. Yukon Jack says: • Website

    I couldn’t agree more with the opening salvo of this essay:

    “Roughly half-way through the year 2020 it is becoming pretty obvious that there are a number of major developments which almost got our total attention, and for good reason, as these are tectonic shifts which truly qualify as “catastrophe” (under the definition “a violent and sudden change in a feature of the earth“). These are:

    The initiation of the global collapse of the AngloZionist Empire.
    The immense economic bubble whose ever-growing size is the best predictor of the magnitude of the huge burst it will inevitably result in.
    The implosion of the US society due to a combination of several and profound systemic crises (economic collapse, racial tensions, mass poverty, alienation of the masses, absence of social protections, etc.).
    The COVID-19 (aka “it’s just like the seasonal flu!!“) pandemic which only exacerbates all the other major factors listed above.
    Last, but not least, it is hard to imagine what the next US Presidential election will look like, but one thing is certain: by November we will already have a perfect storm – the election will only act like a battery which will feed even more energy into this already perfect storm.

    To be sure, these are truly momentous, historical, developments whose importance cannot be over-stated.”

    I might add this, the coronamask is where the sheeple are hiding so as to not consider the tsunami of troubles that is about to break the republic into a million shards of broken dreams and violence no man can dream of. Hell is coming to Amerika and I say flee for your life Pilgrims!

    The mask is a deeply troubling signal that most Amerikans have resigned themselves to being slaughtered without a peep of resistance. Most Amerikans will stand in front of the trench without even trying to run. Hell, they will gladly dig the trench so as not to be socially unacceptable.

    Really, anyone who has the means to escape the upcoming Amerikan Holocaust ought to leave while you still can. I always say, don’t be like that Jew who stuck around Hitler’s Germany to long and ended up on a cattle car to Auschwitz, or don’t be the fool who decides to stick it out in Atlanta in the Civil War.

    Hell is coming to Amerika people. Either run or get the hell ready for all out war.

    • Agree: AriusArmenian
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    , @Alfa158
    , @Saxxon
  4. Gizmo880 says:

    Excellent article. More and more it’s apparent that their is no going back to a pre-COVID hysteria world, nor was it ever intended by the elites.

  5. When does it hit the fan in the South China Sea?

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    , @BlackDragon
  6. Smith says:

    My body is ready for the upcoming dustoff.

    Exciting times are coming.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  7. anon[239] • Disclaimer says:

    Oh how the wind blows
    Oh how it creaks and moans
    Under the weight of tyranny

    • Agree: bruce county
  8. “There are, of course, many other potential flashpoints on the planet, including India, Pakistan and China, the South China Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Korean Peninsula and many others. Thus the above is only a sampling of a much larger list.”

    And as I type this the evil orange clown is doing a “George Floyd” job on Venezuela. The psychotic psychopath seems absolutely determined to overthrow the Venezuelan government.

    I’m more worried about the virulently anti-American “government” in Washington DC than I am about the virulently anti-American “coalition of minorities.”

    • Agree: bluedog, Moi
  9. So…..if the Covid death rate is .2%, then factually is isn’t much worse than the flu.

    In fact, the seasonal flu kills more young people than Covid does.

    What is the point of insinuating that it’s even WORSE than people know? What are you basing that on?

    The truth is just the opposite, that as time passes and we learn more about it, we see that it’s far less dangerous than they said it was…….which also leads one to conclude that there is a political agenda behind it.

  10. Little bit somber.
    But I do not thing that there are larger wars shaping in near future.
    Particularly not in Ukraine, Because Ukraine was created by Jews for the Jews.. Ukraine must stay as it is because it. The it is that if the present chaos in US changes to some kind of armed conflict chaos than Jews need a safe place to run to. Maybe temporary but it also could be permanent.

  11. Pft says:

    The root cause of all those flash points are Anglo-American -Israelis Imperialism. Lets not pretend US-UK-Israel are not joined at the hip. Thats where much of the anti-American sentiment comes from. Most of the protesters are white who were ticked off at the lockdowns and police excesses (arresting Moms taking kids to park) but MSM hijacked the narrative. Many also are tired of our foreign conflicts and income inequality at home, not to mention ridiculous incarceration rates for non violent crimes (highest in world).

    The BLM narrative is an attempt to divide the country and prevent people from uniting against a common enemy. They are the elite corporate-Government-philanthropic partnership that seeks to restructure society and push through a global reset after destroying the real economy. Order out of chaos.

    A 4th Industrial (Technocratic) Revolution is being fought against the people (Covid and unconstitutional lockdowns) and most don’t even see it be because they are blinded by fear and hatred of those who are different from them (left-right, black-white, immigrant-non immigrant, etc). Both parties are controlled by the elite partners in crime, despite rhetoric to the contrary their actions/inactions prove this. Vote for Mafia Don or Demented Biden in November, but nothing will change.

    Clocks running out. If there is to be a reset, that needs to be done by the people and not by the likes of Larry Fink and the Gates/WEF /Globalist crowd using their puppets like Trump/Biden put the lipstick on the pig.

  12. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    the actual success of any Ukrainian strike on Crime does not require

  13. Miro23 says:

    This being said, there is no doubt that what will happen in the next couple of months inside the United States is by far the biggest and most important development out there, one which will shape the future of our planet no matter what actually happens. And I am not referring to the totally symbolic non-choice between Biden and Trump.

    The US will probably stumble along for a few more years – after all, it’s just received a massive QE4 Coronavirus injection of liquidity (debt speculation ammunition). But basically Saker is probably right about the US being the main event.

    The ROW (Rest Of the World) is affected to the extent that it has ties to the US. They’re going to have to denominate world trade in something other than the US dollar, say goodbye to the Asian investments in US Treasuries and maybe face some counter-cultural anarchist SJW crazies taking control of the armoury of US nuclear weapons.

  14. Erdogan never ceases to amaze. He’s the weakest standing strongmen, the midget giant on glass legs. He can barely cling on to power domestically yet he still makes big dawg moves in Syria and Egypt. He needed this Hagia Sophia conversion like he needed a bullet to his head. On one level I’m sure that he’s aware of all this, which just means that his ego is of galactic proportions.
    Also I don’t see him allowing a peaceful power transfer to happen, he knows that anyone that defeats him in election will do so not only on the merits he might have as a candidate, but also because of anti-Erdo sentiments that grow. So someone will run on “lock him up” platform and win, maybe not this year but soon, and when that happens there will be blood.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  15. vot tak says:

    “I am referring to how the US society will deal with a virulently anti-US coalition of minorities which hate this country and everything, good and bad that it stood for in the past. Right now the US elites are committing national suicide by not only failing to oppose, but also by actively supporting the BLM thugs and everything they stand for: BLM & Co. remind me of Ukronazis whose main expression of national identity is to hate everything Russian – the BLM thugs do the same thing: their entire worldview is pure hatred of the hetero White male and the western civilization; and just as the Ukies regale each other with stories about the “ancient Ukrs” the BLM folks imagine that they will somehow turn the US into a type Wakanda before expelling (or worse) all those who are not willing to hand over their country to roaming gangs of illiterate thugs.”

    That nonsense is right out of the likudite divisive psywar front called american conservative talk radio: limbaugh*, hannity, levin and the rest of the zionazi-(very)gay extremist shills that make up the bulk of the neocon psywar machine. Sad to see saker reduce himself to that very low level of neocon horse manure, but when massa calls, the beholden comply…

    *limbaugh is dying of lung cancer, poor guy…that Karma’s a suka. ;-D

    • Troll: Ace
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Robjil
    , @GFLo
  16. Biff says:

    The implosion of the US society due to a combination of several and profound systemic crises (economic collapse, racial tensions, mass poverty, alienation

    Well, just after I read this essay I had to run down to the local post office and send a letter to the United States. Typically in the past, a simple letter used to cost the equivalent of about $3 to 4$ dollars. Now, so the excuse goes, it has to be sent EMS(emergency mail service) because of Covid(the USA – the bastion of the world’s Covid cases – is afraid of importing more Covid via the mail) costing $35 – eight times more.
    So the question arises, what are the chances that things will change back to how it was before, or remain the same high cost to do business? Is the U.S. the only country doing this or are there others isolating themselves?
    Or is this simply how paranoid empires operate?

  17. Just as the Chinese understand that time is on their side, Jews/”Americans” understand that time is not on their side. These silly sanctions and tariffs are not going to do the trick.

    So, we should expect the Jews/”Americans” to initiate another Pearl Harbor, Gulf of Tonkin, or 9/11 type of event in the near future to kick off WWIII against China and Iran. I’d be shocked if JUSA doesn’t ignite WWIII in the next 12-18 months. Maybe sooner than that. They don’t have much time left.

    So, the key question is: What will Russia do in such an event? Russia’s long-term strategy, as they’ve pretty much explicitly stated, is to act as a balancing power between JUSA and China to keep them both in check. But when JUSA attacks China, will the Russians get involved? Or will they attempt to remain neutral and allow the Jews to destroy China, thus ensuring their own eventual demise?

    • Replies: @GeeBee
    , @Old and Grumpy
  18. meamjojo says:

    How come I don’t see any of these stories on CNN/MSMBC/Network news? All I ever see/hear is what Trump did/said today and the virus is bad. Where is some actual news?

    • Replies: @BeeGee
  19. GMC says:

    Good article, yes I remember 2016 and the power grid that was taken out by the Ukies. A lot of generators were sold that summer /year. lol I see Putin and Russia – just sitting /waiting it out – patiently as usual. Time is on their side and bad things are happening fast in the domestic west. Of course Russia is part of the NWO because they have to be. They sell oil, gaz and natural resources internationally and have Corporations that have a big sayso in the Government. I think Putin, a long time ago , decided to spare his people from the same fate of the Western populace or at least , make it as comfortable, as can be expected – in these times. It helps by not having the Ghettos, Gangs, Dysfunctional Melting Pot, POlice state, and a slew of Wars to deal with — for starters. Like the Saker said – Russian problems are – all the BS directed at them from ther West .

  20. Sorry to be negative, but I just don’t see how this article adds anything original to what is already known about the potential sources of conflict between the great powers. It simply recycles what is already understood by any reasonably well informed observer and then reaches the same conclusion as every previous article by this author, or perhaps group of authors, which is ‘Lots of bad stuff may happen’. Apologies if this assessment upsets some people.

    • Agree: Bro43rd, Alden
    • Replies: @trickster
    , @Alden
  21. Anonymous[256] • Disclaimer says:

    You DO know that the Ottomans haven’t been around since 1922, right? And Hagia Sophia hasn’t been “seized”, the Turkish government, which owns it is changing the law so it can go BACK to being used as a mosque. Jeez Louise. The Orthodox High Mucketymuck has no say in this.

    If you get stuff I know about wrong I wonder what you’re doing with the stuff I don’t know about.

  22. Carlos22 says:

    The saker is over exaggerating the impact of the US marxists inc BLM.

    It’s all media controlled, they control the heat at any given moment, when things start getting out of hand or against the direction they want it to go they just launch a media blackout. Simple.

    All the media companies are controlled by the same people, just like our reality.

    If / when Biden gets in you won’t hear about BLM anymore, it’s all switched off just like that.

    • Replies: @haha
  23. … a dam is a pretty hard target to disable: it is big, strong, and has a large volume which, by itself, also contributes to the “hardness” against attacks.

    The time to do it would be before it starts filling, so they’re running out of time.

  24. AnonCN says:

    I see no big problem about Russia except successor problem.
    Putin, Tsar, who is his successor? How will the successor step up and acknowledged by other elites in power and wealth? Will the process be smooth and stable? What’s the mechanism?
    The 5th, 6th columns are small bugs. Disgusting, but not that harmful. Other diplomatic fightback international outside problems, not the premier problem for big country like Russia. It’s always the internal problem. As long as Putin is alive, don’t worry about those issues.
    The problem is Putin might naturally die around age 75, year 2027, roughly, possibly. Check the history of Russia cold land, their male leaders drink vodka and die in their 70s. OK make it 80 since nowadays people have better bio-medical tech service, year 2032, not much better.
    Russia need Tsar/Party.
    Tsar connect, unit and lead the elites. Party connect, unit and lead the people.
    With any one of the two, Russia would be generally just fine.
    With none of the two, Russia go to bloody nightmare.
    Who knows, maybe when the time come after Putin, Russia will be blessed with both a new Tsar and a reliable Party at the same time, invincible.

    • Replies: @Emily
  25. GeeBee says:
    @Ghan-buri-Ghan

    Or will they attempt to remain neutral and allow the Jews to destroy China

    That is by no means a foregone conclusion. Any hot war between ‘JUSA’ and China would be devastating for both if it involved a nuclear exchange (the old ‘MAD’ doctrine, of which we cadets at Sandhurst in the 1970s greatly imbibed, except that back then the antagonists were naturally assumed to be the USA and the USSR).

    I very much doubt, however, that the US military could mount an effective land campaign, whereas China most certainly could. Imagine, for example, the USA infantry, replete with its quotas of women, trannies, blacks and queers, none of whom are expected to train very much (indeed, they are to all intents and purposes untrainable), trying to take on the properly formed and trained Chinese forces.

    It is no use pretending that anything worthy of being named ‘World War Three’ would not involve land campaigns. Either China would mount an invasion of the USA or vice versa.

    • Replies: @Ghan-buri-Ghan
  26. @R.C.

    In terms of political and military analysis for the Mid East, East Asia, and similar locales (I’m not sure I’m using the correct geographical terms), The Saker blows the doors off of all others that I’ve read.

    Indeed. Saker is a brilliant analyst. Another one is Anatoly Karlin. If you want the picture as it sits on-scene, ya have to read the guys who have been on the scene and know the players. Phillip Giraldi on this side of the pond comes to mind in this regard also. Patrick Buchanan, formerly of Nixon/Reagan political DNA connections also resonates. The best analysts know where all the bodies are because they were part of the systems that put those bodies there in the first place. And that makes them indispensable in a world where information of our masters’ collective corruptions on all sides becomes increasingly cloaked and outright squashed, our press turned into instruments of intel.

    One wonders why Saker, Karlin and Giraldi (and a few others of somewhat lesser import) are even allowed to ply their trade. Shows how powerless the Gangsters consider us here. We’re so weak, they don’t even care we know the truth. We’re the 1/10th of the 1% who are informed and aware of all this. The rest of the population is simply ignorant.

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
    , @Jake
  27. Renoman says:

    Well done, a short summary would be nice but a good article. Thank you.

  28. TTSSYF says:
    @vot tak

    Schadenfreude can have its own karma, too.

  29. Robjil says:
    @vot tak

    That is so true. Zion Ukraine was a practice ground for what is happening now in the US.

    The big Ukrainegate trials from Nov. 2019 to Jan. 2020 was to defend Zion Ukraine.

    Then the Corona show began in the US since mid March 2020.

    BLM started late May 2020.

    Ukronazis hate everything about Russia with a frenzy. It is extremely irrational and counterproductive for Ukraine of today. Russia is not communist anymore. The Zion ruled west is the real enemy of Ukraine. Yet, the Ukronazis can’t see that with their anti-Russia frenzy.

    BLM does the exact same thing. It destroys everything in the US except the real problem which is our rulers – the Zionists. This creates the same situation as in Zion Ukraine.

    • Replies: @Jake
  30. “The Turks”? I’ve never ever heard a Turk Arab and/or Muslim talk about “Crusades, Conquests, Holy war” etcetera. I would’ve been clueless if it wasn’t for Hollywood and the internet dictators historical propaganda fetish.

    Mr Erdogan is a populist puppet. There’s no Islamic equivalent to the Christian Pope.

    No matter how hard you lie

    • Replies: @geokat62
  31. Jake says:
    @Jim Christian

    I believe you have said it about as well as it can be said.

    The Anglo-Zionist Empire is Mordor: it intends to grasp and use The One Ring To Rule Them All. That is nothing new. That was also true of the Anglo-Zionist Empire Part 1 – the Brit WASP Empire. What the US is doing now in relation to Russia is understood only in terms of the Great Game played by WASPs and their Jewish bankers and deep thinkers to hold and use The One Ring To Rule Them All.

  32. Jake says:
    @Robjil

    Satan works by seducing people, playing on their Pride, Envy, Covetousness, Greed, Malice, Gluttony, etc. That makes them self-destructive even as they think they are harming those they resent and hate.

    Those who serve the entities that hate Christ and Christendom know how to push all the buttons to make various peoples act like teenage baboons frenzied to amass food and copulation partners. And yes, it is destruction that harms and can murder everything that is decent while leaving the filthy rich in power, and gaining ever more wealth.

    The Anglo-Zionist Empire is even more truly The Evil Empire than was the USSR. That is still hard for me get a handle on, but it is true.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Thanks: Harold Smith
  33. The zionist new world order/one world government agenda is the driving force behind all the chaos, driven by their motto , order out of chaos, this will lead to an Orwellian hell on earth if the zionists succeed.

  34. Jake says:
    @Yukon Jack

    The Elites of the Anglo-Zionist Empire are no ready to make it legal that all whites not accepted as part of the boys club are serfs, and that morality is defined by the appetites of the Elites of the Anglo-Zionist Empire.

    The Numinous Negro is the rabid shock troop of the Anglo-Zionist Elite.

  35. anon[326] • Disclaimer says:

    1 America will have after Nov election daily violence across major cities .Neither side will accept defeat .Street thugs will be mobilized
    2 Corona will get worst . Vaccine is going to be a dud .Hospital system will get overwhelmed with flu +Corona
    3 Economy will look like a wasteland – Resort/Hotel/Cruise ships/Airlines will die , major cities will see no return of the restaurants ,fast food ,bars ,school and college since open will throw new monkey wrench in to the existing mix of the problems, day care center will periodically open and shut down ,
    land transport will lose revenue and cut down service when it needs to increase the service , Banks might fcae run – there will be no pay check , debts may not be paid by builders, restaurant owners, fossil fuel speculators and driller, public service will be affected including 911

    About Russia- It should have thought about Sophia and told Erdogan in no uncertain terms that it was off limits . Russia should have expressed open support for Iranian cargo destined for Venezuela and asked China to join . Russia could have finished the job in Syria after Aleppo was liberated It paused and it showed indecisiveness .Russia ,few years ago should have not allowed Israel to get away with murdering of its own people , Russia could have taken pro China stance on US engineered recent India -China conflicts , Russia needs to support Edrogan in Libya and bring Egypt to their sides In return Russia needs to demand that Turkey leaves Syria and Iraq for good and open trade with Iran and Syria . Russia also should try to have Turkey and Qatar Russia understand that no export of any ideology (muslim brotherhood ) to any parts of Russia in exchange for security guarantee for both. Russia can definitely open up to Taliban and work more closely as looming as Taliban agrees not to export any of its ideology to the Russian south .
    UAE and Saudi Bahrain –these three countries are the pillars of Anglo Zionist empire . The dynasty based entities will never change until dynasty is eliminated . They should not only be defeated in Syria but also in Libya and Yemen and Pakistan .
    Russian problem is lack of identity .It has not sold its identity as a cultural product well to the rest . Russia also hopes same hopes and dreams same dreams despite repeatedly being rejected, thwarted and denied by the west – dream of being treated fairly collegially and respectfully .

    • Agree: Harold Smith
    • Disagree: Robert Dolan
    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Patagonia Man
  36. Truth3 says:

    The Saker at his best…

    Zelenskii possibly fathering a kid with an aid and…

    What kind of aid, you might ask?

    E… anybody looking for the missing E?

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  37. @GeeBee

    Well, the idea of China invading JUSA is pretty laughable, best left to the fevered delusions of the hasbara Kool-Aid drinkers at Breitbart or ZionHedge. As previously stated, time is on China’s side. They are not the ones who will feel the need to commit such actions.

    And you are correct, it is not a foregone conclusion. But I doubt the Jews will be solely relying on the blacks and trannies of the “American” forces. They will likely attempt to draw in the Japanese, Indians, Vietnamese, Australians, Taiwanese etc. and use these forces as their main fodder. Of course, China may have a bit of help from Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea.

    But in the end, I still feel Russia and China stand a better chance of fending off the Jews and their zombified slaves together than separately. And I think it’s pretty clear at this point that they plan on taking out China first. So the ball is in Russia’s court.

    • Replies: @trickster
  38. Truth3 says:

    Russia almost destroyed herself twice in just the past century: in 1917 and 1991.

    Saker, go to Hell with your Zhyd Paymasters.

    Jews destroyed Russia in 1917.

    Jews destroyed Russia in 1991.

    Truth. Never to be found in a Sophist’s mouth.

    Saker is a pure sophist.

    • Replies: @Druid55
  39. nickels says:

    Orthodoxy outside Russia is dead. Its a bunch of sniveling little emigres who think they have always liked jews and blacks more than oppressive whitey, so lets march with BLM proving out eternal impotence and stupidity.
    God has punished them by taking away their fake and long conquered temple.
    The future is the Catholic church and the might of Western Christendom which will squash the emo-Marxists and oil its war machine with their blood to bring everlasting peace around the world.

  40. @Ghan-buri-Ghan

    Genuinely curious as to why do you think it is a foregone conclusion that China will lose? Also what will the sizable Russian Zionists do?

  41. The West wouldn’t be in bad shape if it wasn’t for all the Zionist Slavs who left their Eastern European and Russian ghettos from the late 1800s up through the 1990s. The ZioSlavs belong in Russia, not the West.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @trickster
  42. geokat62 says:
    @Sya Beerens

    There’s no Islamic equivalent to the Christian Pope.

    Caliph?

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
  43. anon[199] • Disclaimer says:

    This article is good as always, but the conclusion has a fishy sheen of Economist glibness: like the Economist, it sounds good, except when you know something about the topic; then you start thinking, wait, maybe the arcane exotic stuff is all wet too.

    The BLM analysis up there is pure ideology, and frankly silly. BLM is nerf protest, pretend revolution, a feckless diversion from the aims of this authentic and spontaneous rebellion. The black guys in the streets know it’s bullshit and they say so. BLM is Democrats frantically trying to climb on the bandwagon and hijack it, divert it toward innocuous crap. Pulling down statues is the least threatening activity this regime can imagine.

    Statues have nothing whatever to do with American culture or folkways. Statues are civic religion, not culture. BLM is government cheese, like Washington on a horse. You should be watching M4BL, it’s their rebellion. And what do they want? The one thing that will destroy this regime. Peace. Not hippy-dippy peace but the human right to peace in the full meaning of the Santiago Declaration before US satellites bowdlerized it as a resolution. M4BL and its memory-holed NGO allies want to end state violence at home and abroad through struggle and international solidarity. They’re determined to stop US aggression and repression. That will destroy the USA as we know it. Which is exactly what we need.

    • Replies: @Polemos
  44. Cking says:

    Excellent analysis, however I don’t see how any of Erdogan’s machinations will enhance Turkey’s national security. Many will conclude that Islam, as the declaration on the status of Saint Sophia Cathedral informs us, is hostile to the West and Western Civilization, and must be contained. NATO could conclude that Turkey must be contained, and she could not possibly deal with the type of warfare the West could bring to her, never mind what Russia could do. Further, Turkey’s policy and offensives threatens the existence of Islam throughout the world.

    However, the the Liberal EU, neoliberals and neocons have no use for Christianity and would like to see it weakened if not obliterated. Obama’s Regime Change installation of Francis at the Vatican and France’s nation-state relation to the Notre Dame de Paris are as troubling if not more so than the new status of St. Sophia’s. The entire NWO apparatus, dedicated to radical population reduction, is hostile to Christianity. Erdogan’s Turkey is taking on the role of the Police in that Middle East/North African region. Turkey’s assertions aside, she will continue to be managed as best the West can; it’s a symphony.

    Russia could not exist without Putin, his domestic enemies know it. Russia can not afford to be weakened by any one man or organization. The Russian state and people will protect Putin; I don’t think he could retire if he wanted to.

    Ukraine is disintegrating. I do not know if Russia would actually invade Ukrainian territory, or if the West would engage in real war for Ukraine since their constituencies would not stand for it. And what is actually going on now? The US, the EU and Russia all had the chance to accept and work with the new fella, Zelensky, who was boldly demanding money, goods, services, more money, technology, high tech, skilled labor, management, and more money. No one is running to fund, support, and actually construct a dangerous Zionist state between Russia and Europe. Looks like everyone is content to watch Ukraine slowly disappear as a nation-state so that another organization can appear. You’d think both the EU, (Germany) and Russia would like to see Ukraine’s farm and food production prowess restored, to the condition of the Bread Basket of Europe. George Soros, I’ve read, controls everything in Ukraine. What exists, is a Soros founded, ‘open society’, Zionist, oligarchical, private sector, and ultimately, government supported, feudal-state.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  45. Truth3 says:
    @R.C.

    So called Saker is a sophist for hire… Mossad / CIA paymasters recruited and set him up.

    • Troll: bluedog
  46. trickster says:
    @Julian of Norwich

    LOL Julian. You hit the nail on the head, This is old vomit recycled as freshly squeezed nectar. The problem these days as I see it is that there is electronic space to be filled so “authors” write and rewrite the same tripe and present it as earth shattering analysis. As time goes by, we ignorant cretins realize it was all bullshit and lose interest whereupon some other “deep thinker” rearranges the material, inserts his spin, tunes up the conclusions and tah dah we have another “dangerous situation” so worrying we defer taking a shit for several hours.

    Take the Corona virus and the writings of our resident expert Anatoli Karlin as a classic example of utter horseshit trundled out as serious analysis. According to this idiot millions should have died and to tell the truth I have some troublesome family members whose demise would be welcome. However these individuals seem stronger, more hostile and contentious than ever. Where is a virus when you need one and why these days are these germs so untrustworthy ?

    So Trickster Van Winkle says wake me up when the hostilities start. I’ll be more interested though not very worried at that point. In the meantime it is a beautiful day and my biggest decision is whether to get the 10 or 15 pound bag of seed for the numerous birds in my backyard.

    I will leave the worrying and speculating to others. Someone has to do this so it might as well be them.

    • Agree: Alden
  47. trickster says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Great, this means Eastern Europe and the Russian ghettos are free of these individuals. We should all therefore immigrate there. Please lead the way Mr. Mallory !

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  48. trickster says:
    @Ghan-buri-Ghan

    Hail Gone Burro Gone, our erstwhile Field Marshal and master military tactician, world visionary and political oracle. Without you and your clear insight into the future we would just not be able to go on…and all at the age of 18. Remarkable.

    We salute you !

    • LOL: SunBakedSuburb
  49. @Smith

    “My body is ready for the upcoming dustoff.”

    Mine isn’t.

    “Exciting times are coming.”

    I prefer relaxing times.

    • LOL: Biff
  50. GFLo says:
    @vot tak

    Totally agree. It’s amazing how Saker can be such a great military analyst, and so completely wrong about social issues. But Raevsky is Orthodox Christian, and like any religious person, they have to shut off part of their brain in order to believe such fairy tales for children. This also makes them socially conservative. When an issue triggers the religious side of their brain, it has a meltdown. This happens to Saker on the issue of gays, which makes him virulently homophobic “because the bible says”. What it is about BLM that triggers his Orthodox brain, I’m not sure, but he completely overlooks the blatant issue of massive incarceration and murder of black people by the police state USA, as if that is not a legitimate issue triggering revolt. And to a true anti-Imperialist it is just a domestic reflection of the Anglo-Zionist white-supremacist foreign policy of beating up on brown people overseas.

    Regarding Limbaugh, one of the funniest things I have ever heard (Vince Vaughn on Jimmy Dore): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cg8ecKJEko

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Poco
    , @vot tak
  51. Polemos says:
    @anon

    Tell us more about M4BL. It’s the first I’ve heard of it, and going to their website is not the same as hearing it from your perspective and your experiences. (Though I am on their website now, too.)

    It’s interesting that you say it’s their rebellion, but we need the destruction of the USA as we know it. How do you differ from M4BL?

  52. anonymous[365] • Disclaimer says:

    It is also a disgrace for the entire Muslim world

    Lol! Why?

    If whitevil supremacist imperialists and colonialists, can brush off the entire humanity’s disgrace of their unabashed evil, greed, plunder, psychopathy, death and destruction around the world, and to whom most whiteys are somehow related (if you have partaken in the ill-gotten loot, you are related), either directly or indirectly, and thus hold some (or much, as for the racists) culpability in all that evil… I think we muslims can survive this rather minor “outrage.” 🙂

    In fact, I pray to the Almighty One that He wills me an opportunity to prostrate before Him, within this beautiful structure. God willing!

  53. @trickster

    No thanks, I am an American. This is my land and I will not leave it. But I will help you pack your bags.

  54. anonymous[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @Gorgeous George

    He’s the weakest standing strongmen, the midget giant on glass legs.

    Lol! This “weakest standing strongman,” gave the finger to the “most powerful & richest” nation on earth, and what did its feckless c* of a joker do about that?

    The “exceptional” “city on the hill” has an albino ape, an Orange-utan, as its bumbling leader. Much of the supremacist whitevil mofers idolise this retarded lowlife, who can’t even string along a coherent sentence, and tweets reflecting his idiot level IQ. Literally!! Little Britain too has a retarded looking racist scumbag ruling it. France, Italy… Evil bastards all of them.

    The whitrash world should worry about its own incompetent rulers before trying to disparage others. After all, your evil Jokers-in-chief are simply a reflection of all you Losers.

    Btw, to all AmeriKKKans, please elect the orange tub of lard again. I think he is the best weapon to destroy the Great Satan from within. The non-whitey world thanks you in advance.

  55. Agent76 says:

    Jul 4, 2020 78% of Russians VOTE to break away from western neoliberal dogma

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Thursday that the result was a clear sign of the Russian people’s trust in president Putin.

    Mar 12, 2020 Putin: The US Made A Colony Out Of Ukraine But They Want It Sustained By Russian Money!

    The 20 Questions with Vladimir Putin project is an interview with the President of Russia on the most topical subjects of social and political life in Russia and the world.

    • Replies: @the grand wazoo
  56. Kali says:
    @Pft

    You’ve 100% nailed it, Pft.

    “A 4th Industrial (Technocratic) Revolution is being fought against the people (Covid and unconstitutional lockdowns) and most don’t even see it be because they are blinded by fear and hatred of those who are different from them (left-right, black-white, immigrant-non immigrant, etc). Both parties are controlled by the elite partners in crime, despite rhetoric to the contrary their actions/inactions prove this. Vote for Mafia Don or Demented Biden in November, but nothing will change.”

    People all accross the anglo-Zionist world are being divided against each other in every way imaginable, whilst the long-planned *global(ist) technocracy is locked into place around them/us and the essential structural component, 5g, rolls out unabaited and largely unexamined, even where 5g live testbeds and “covid19” hot-spots correlate.
    Mask-nazis BLM stooges, et al, divert attention whilst frightened confused populations accross the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc, self-isolate and turn to Netflix to block out the endless contradictions, “fake-news” and questionable narratives, whilst they wait for the “second wave” of utter BS to remove all remaining decission-making responsibility from them.
    Those unthinking masses who laughed and called “conspiracy theory” when we pointed out the obvious for them (9.11, 7.7 JFK, etc) now hide from a “virus”, and thus give up on life (oh the irony) and stedfastly refuse to see that the light at the end of the tunnel (kill-Bills’ vaccine/covID) is a train.

    *when the third temple is built, suddenly those “globalist” will unveil their Star of David for the world to worship.

    To be honest, I’m beginning to think that our only real hope of escape from the dystopian nightmare which approaches would be an actual cataclysm of cosmic scale… something which undoes all existing power structures and allows (what’s left of) humankind to get back to basics – food, shelter, clothing, making babies.

    Other than that, war or no war, this hideous Brave New Normal is here to stay.

    Of course I could be wrong, and some mass awakening may take place (as I foolishly imagined at the start of this covidiocy nonsense) but I stopped holding my breath for that when mass deplatforming strangled people’s access to crucial information.

    Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em boys and girls. 😉
    Kali.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  57. @geokat62

    Who’s that? I’m allergic to the daily propaganda diet…. I’ve never heard of Caliph. Ever heard of Think Tanks?

    Sounds like you do. Tiresome…

  58. chris m says:

    re: Ethiopia: Egypt has a potentially much bigger problem than Libya to deal with: the construction by Ethiopia of the “The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)”

    have been following construction of this project for some years
    and while a lot of Ethiopian/Egyptian commentators have in the last few weeks been talking up the possibility of conflict between the 2 regarding the filling of the dam (which started on Tuesday night)

    and although i dont speak a damn word of Amharic or Egyptian/Arabic
    can tell you that is almost 0% chance of any major conflict between the 2.

    talks between the 2 (+sudan) regarding this have been ongoing for weeks now (although talks have broken down for now; this dispute is now an affair of the African Union, and it’s now Africa’s affair
    come hell or high water (sorry about the pun)

    by the way how can Russia be taking one side (allying with Egypt against Turkey in the Libyan conflict, yet allying with Ethiopia against Turkey in the other?

    although can only the position of this from the Ethiopian side ie

    “by the time this dam is filled with water, then Ethiopia could help the South Sudanese economy
    via use of water from dam to help Sudanese benefit from water for irrigation and boost their agricultural sector. (thereby enhancing Ethiopian-Sudanese economic relations; the one thing Egypt cannot provide their neighbours)
    in fact that alone might be the major reason as to why the Egyptians would be against it
    https://www.skyscrapercity.com/threads/nile-river-valley-ethiopia-grand-ethiopian-renaissance-dam-4-8-billion-u-c.1446571/page-104

    fancy that. for the past 4,000 years the gippos have considered the River Nile, and its benefits
    was their (and only theirs) birthright.

    and now along come the Ethiopian upstarts only to turn history on its head
    4,000 years of Egyptian history turned upside down

    you could even see this as a chance to unite Egypt (against their wishes) with the rest of the Arab world, and divorce it from the rest of Africa.
    Sudan has more to gain economically from this project from Ethiopia than maybe even Ethiopia

    (and this only the start of closer Ethiopian/Sudanese/Eritrean etc economic ties
    (not that the Sudanese are aware of it)

  59. chris m says:

    sorry about the slip up in previous comment
    “by the way how can Russia be taking one side (allying with Egypt against Turkey in the Libyan conflict, yet allying with Ethiopia against Turkey in the other?”

    i meant ” how can Russia be taking one side (allying with Egypt against Turkey in the Libyan conflict, yet allying with Ethiopia against Egypt in the other?”

    (among my many typos) grammar was never my strong point

  60. anon[563] • Disclaimer says:

    Poulemos, re 53, M4BL recently gained renown here at Unz when PCR quoted them for purposes of vilification. On Black Agenda Report they spoke frankly of the painstaking organizing that let black police victims rise nationwide on the occasion of a particular police lynching. M4BL is also vocal about Zionist extermination of Palestinians, which distinguishes them sharply from BLM.

    It’s their rebellion purely by default. Blacks have always done the heavy lifting of resistance to US state repression. US whites can’t organize their way out a paper bag – they’re infantilized by electoral pageantry and the politer but equally draconian repression they get.

    A crucial allied movement is https://blackallianceforpeace.com/, in which whitey can enlist as supporters. They may have the most consistent, coherent, and complete doctrine, PCHR, and make very effective use of international solidarity. They’re the Trotsky of human rights, and human rights is of course the revolutionary doctrine that communism tried to be, and failed. Get on their listserv and see how they go about it.

  61. Juckett says:

    Looking through these comments I allowed myself to ponder what this world would have been like without the Abrahamic Death Cults.
    It would be as though a darkness had been lifted.
    It is beyond Sin what this world is in its current state. There is no savior coming. None is deserved.

  62. dickr says:

    Saker sez:
    “The initiation of the global collapse of the AngloZionist Empire.”

    I find that a curious statement. My gut tells me that the war on whites is the same war that was waged first on Rhodesia and then on Apartheid South Africa. The whites in both countries had their political, cultural and economic systems thoroughly dismantled by the same actors who are behind BLM and Antifa. Down to the toppling of statues. In fact Soros was a friend of that traitor FW de Klerk and intimately involved in the disenfranchisement of the whites in South Africa. Without this external interference, the blacks in Rhodesia and Apartheid South Africa stood no chance against the very efficient and formidable former white armies and police forces in those countries.
    I think that Soros and Co. tested and honed their war on whites in those countries. Now they decided to unleash it on whites in the US. Europe will follow once there are enough immigrants in place. The timing may even have something to do with Soros being rather old and wanting to see the fruits of his “labour” before he passes on.

    All this points ot an immense increase in zionist power. So I fail to see how the global collapse of zionism has started

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
  63. None of your pronouncement are going to bear any fruit …

  64. Zorba, teach me how to dance!

  65. The comedian now president of Ukraine, Zelinskii, reminds me of a weakling who would shit his pants as soon as a very large goon walks in his office. Bad optics.

  66. Russia almost destroyed herself twice in just the past century: in 1917 and 1991. Each time, the price paid by the Russian people was absolutely horrendous and the Russian nation simply cannot afford another major internal conflict.

    But it’s wrong to just blame 1917 and 1991. Why did they happen in the first place? Because Russians lack spirit. Sure, they had the Russian Soul thing, but modernity is about spirit, the spark. The daring and power to take charge of things.
    Russian elites and Russian masses were defined by lethargy. The Russian Tsar saw himself as the father of the country and his people should just obey and serve him like children. Such attitude didn’t lead to inspirational leadership. And the masses were taught to just obey, be pious, keep their heads low, and just feel grateful. All of this led to enervation among elites and the masses. Elites thought they should rule just because, and the masses thought they should obey just because.
    Then, it is no wonder that the very active radical groups gained in power and publicity. Even if their ideas were dangerous, they showed inspiration and energy. In a garden, what do you focus most on? Plants or birds? On birds. Birds are active, plants are static. Russian elites and Russian masses were too static. Radicals were active. So, when crisis hit Russia, the radicals had a huge advantage.

    That is why 1917 happened. Russian Tsar, an idiot, was full of himself and regarded Russia as a great power when it wasn’t. Russia was big but backward and in no position to be fighting industrialized Germany with its disciplined population. And the Russian masses just went along with the crazy idea. It led to disaster, and the radicals, so active and inspired, saw their chance and gained power.

    Same with 1991. Though communism began as a radical ideology, by the post-Khrushchev 60s, it had become just a new kind of neo-Tsarism. The Soviet elites got lazy and rested on their laurels as the Tsar had once done. And the Russian masses were without spark and care in the world as long as they had enough bread and vodka. And this led to a state of enervation that led to the collapse in the early 90s. Why did Jewish capitalist radicals take advantage in 1991 as Jewish communist radicals had taken advantage in 1917? Because Russian elites and masses are hopelessly static, unthinking, and byzantine.

    One may say Putin has been a better leader, a test case of what Stolypin might have been had he lived. But Putin is a manager, not a visionary. He offers no long-term vision. He is a ‘stabil’ than a radical, and in post-Yeltsin yrs Russian needed strong ‘stabils’ to restore order. But society needed momentum, not just order.
    And even though stability is necessary, it isn’t enough to secure the future. Stability is about maintaining the status quo, not taking charge to inspire the future generation. Putin can build all the new churches in Russia. I don’t object to it, but it’s looking to the past, not the future. Unless Russian patriots learn to develop an active mind with spark and spirit, Russia will once grow byzantine and dreary, and then the radicals, capitalist or communist(and usually Jewish), will get another chance to take over.

    Also, even though the crises of 1917 and 1991 were terrible to Russia, they were also great lessons for Russians. Crises can be devastating but also awakening. The Great Depression of 1929 led to New Patriotism in the US that followed the decadence of the Roaring Twenties. It also led to National Socialism in Germany following the hellish yrs of Weimar, but tragically, Hitler threw it all away with reckless gambling with wars.

    In some ways, Russia might be worse off now if not for 1991. Suppose Yeltsin yrs had been tolerable and acceptable for most Russians. Suppose there was no great depression. Then, most Russian might have become like white Americans in post-WWII boom period and just took things easily. Because white Americans had so much prosperity and relaxed their guard, the Jews were able to totally transform America. In contrast, it was precisely because of the disasters of the 90s that many Russians became aware of the dangers posed by US empire, Jews, and gangster capitalism.

    In many respects, Western Europe never had it so good as during the boom yrs following WWII. But all those good times led to mass complacency. “Don’t worry, be happy.” So, even though the globalist elites were pushing the worst kinds of policies on the West, the masses had enough bread & circuses and didn’t pay attention. Well, look at France and UK now. Poland did much better than Russia in the post-communist period as the darling of the globo-homo West, but in some ways, Poland is far more cucked than Russia is.

    Ideally, a people should notice what is wrong and what must be done BEFORE the crises strike. If the mind won’t realize before bad things happen, then the body will have to learn the hard way. It’s like, if your mind can’t realize smoking and excess drinking aren’t good, then physical agony will force one to stop smoking and excessive drinking, that is if the mind/body is to survive. Russians are weak in mind and therefore keep making the same mistakes; as such, Russians generally learn through the body only after the harm has been done. Jews lead with the mind, though often with bad ideas. But Russian lead with body, and it is only when the body suffers greatly that the feeble Russian mind realizes, ‘this is bad shi*’. Learn to realize with the mind before the body is forced to realize by pain and suffering.

    • Replies: @Wavelength
  67. Moi says:
    @R.C.

    *China becomes Numero Uno economic and military power

    *BLM becomes the uber political force, while whitey goes deeper into a coma

    *USA becomes bilingual (Spanish and bad English)

    Game over!

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
  68. @Agent76

    Thanks for sharing the Duran video. We need a strong leader in the US. Trump can be that man, it’s his choice, but he’s trying to play it safe and there is no safe way to play this game. You’re either telling the truth or not, all in or all out. there is no longer a middle ground. I love that the amended Russian constitution makes her history, warts and all, sacrosanct.

  69. Svevlad says:

    Aaand the dumbshit Azeris are trying to restart the Karabagh war. You didn’t mention it, but as a respectable analyst, you probably had it on the back of your mind.

    If I was Putin I’d let em kill eachother, and let Iran take care of it. The land would be useful if Russia could regain it, but Russia is still unready for territorial expansion until it gets it’s own stuff in total order. So let em mutually destroy eachother and they’ll look to Russia for help.

    Same applies to the Ukraine. Ain’t no way in hell Russia can allow to lose Kiev forever. That would be like the US permanently losing Philadelphia or sumn. I mean, Russia itself originates from there!

    Again, divide and conquer works best there, to allow the area to be integrated more easily and give time for Russia to mend itself

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
    , @Armanen
  70. @Robert Dolan

    The simple-minded always turn to their “statistics.” 32-year-old nurse friend just got it, it gave her a-fib, she is recovering from her second ablation. Just wait awhile. It’ll get you people too. And anyhow, who said it’s only the death statistics that matter. That’s just lagniappe. Give me the statistics on how many people have internal organ damage, brain damage, and the “vibrating zombie” effect.

    You deniers don’t know shit and you wouldn’t know a statistic if you stepped in it.

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  71. Alfa158 says:
    @Talmud Scholar

    Well here is one sign from the self-deluding Cuck-Island.
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/britain-set-to-confront-china-with-new-aircraft-carrier-v2gnwrr88
    In the same vein this afternoon I am heading over to a sporting goods store to buy a pair of boxing gloves so I will be all set to confront Tyson Fury.

  72. @Moi

    Yeah and “Sadam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction”…..

    “North Korea wants to nuke US” “1000.000 Syrian refugees are swimming to our borders”

    Etcetera etcetera

    Pathological liars XXXXL

  73. BeeGee says:
    @meamjojo

    I personally like Zerohedge.com. It’s not perfect but it samples a wide variety of sources and provides lots of clues about where to research more heavily.

    In response to “where to get news?”

    • Replies: @Republic
  74. Nazi this Nazi that. Frankly, I dont see any redemption or salvation for the arrogant and unrepentant inferior Euros and their mutt descendants.

    • Agree: Ghan-buri-Ghan
  75. Anon[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @GFLo

    “BLM that triggers his Orthodox brain, I’m not sure, but he completely overlooks the blatant issue of massive incarceration and murder of black people by the police state USA, as if that is not a legitimate issue triggering revolt.”

    By making a statement like that, you obviously have been insulated from American blacks and know nothing about them. The violence that is meted out to negro suspects is in direct relation to how crazy and violent they are themselves. The police know that every second they deal with negroes their lives are on the line and they aren’t safe until they put hand cuffs on the black. The US has many ethnic groups including Mexicans, Chinese, Filipinos and Arabs. When dealing with the police, these groups generally follow instructions and don’t fight. Negroes seem to be incapable of following instructions and in many instances will fight with the police and violence is needed to put handcuffs on them. Additionally, negro skulls are much thicker than the skulls of any other race (with the possible exception of the Aborigine) and a blow to the head of a negro with a billy club won’t even phase him when it would knock out a white man. Police once were told what the weak points of the negro physiology are (neck, shins and ankles). Police today probably aren’t told how to properly disable a fighting negro assailant and think that they have the same physiology as whites, and try and disable them using a neck hold. Such a neck hold would not generally harm a white man, but the negro has a weaker neck and using the same force on him can kill him.

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
  76. @R.C.

    I agree one of Saker’s better analysis. However, Saker should have included one very important point: The Libya fiasco is the resultant of the Great Obama’ Foreign Policy along with his “Right Hand Man” Killary Clinton for Israel and the bankers. Qaddafi warned the US what would happen if they took him out including the massive immigration to Europe. Libya was one of the most advanced countries in Africa with free education, electricity, cheap fuel, and 87% literacy rate etc. Retired CIA personnel tell me that this may have been the worst Foreign Policy Decision in the history of this country and the repercussions across the globe will be felt for an “eternity” if you know what I mean. As far as they are concerned Qaddafi kept the Cap on Africa and he was respected by the other leaders on the African continent.

    • Thanks: Sya Beerens
    • Replies: @Republic
  77. Svevlad says:

    Also, remember the criminal angle. Crime is central to all governments.

    Remember this one assassination attempt in Kiev on a certain Mr. Zvicer… Involved in a certain feud between two Montenegrin clans (Škaljari and Kavač) that involves a certain high amount of drugs, meanwhile recently also a Montenegrin STATE-OWNED cargo ship got seized (in the Netherlands or Germany I think) with, 500kg of cocaine.

    Montenegro went full ass-maggot on the west. Trafficking tunnels in Russia are all controlled by the state, which is the prime reason why the west is so butthurt.

    This connection needs to be thoroughly researched, and is the one reason why the west is so interested in the Balkans too. All tied together.

  78. Poco says:
    @GFLo

    Blacks are massively incarcerated because they are massively criminal. Police seldom murder blacks. Mostly, blacks die at the hands of police when they fight the police.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
  79. Republic says:
    @niteranger

    He also was going to issue a gold backed currency.

    • Replies: @niteranger
  80. @Talmud Scholar

    After a ‘false flag’ ship sinking probably. Watch that space.

  81. It is dangerous and utterly nonsensical to state that Russia and “the Empire” are in a war of existential significance. It is China who threatens the world with its ambitions, and Russia is a natural ally of Northern Europe and North America, if it can simply recognize the need to earn its status rather than threaten to be taken seriously.

    Russia has fertility, productivity, and infrastructure challenges that are far more significant than any “foreign policy” concerns. I think, perhaps, Putin cannot get through his head that the USSR is gone. Russia possesses immense natural resources, intelligent, noble people, and needs mostly to have its own version of the American 19th century, ignoring the rest of the world (politically) and focusing on its own internal development.

    • Replies: @Seraphim
    , @Wavelength
  82. @Anon

    You’re a descendant of Europe’s surplus peasants. Used as stolen land occupying settlers.

  83. @Poco

    Whites owe(d) their superior status and freedom to their Black inferior enslaved counterparts…..

    Still pissed?

    • Replies: @Poco
  84. haha says:
    @Carlos22

    “If / when Biden gets in you won’t hear about BLM anymore, it’s all switched off just like that.”

    EXACTLY! A lot of this BLM rebellion is DNC organized dirty politics. Call them (BLM) the brown shirts of the Democratic Party. Just as the Nazis tamed the brown shirts and got rid of their leader when the brown shirts were no longer needed, just so will the Democrats “switch off” the BLM once it has served its purpose. However, all hell will break lose if Trump wins. That is when truly “interesting times” will begin. The Democrats and their media have already served advance notice: they will not accept a Trump victory. Welcome to Banana Republic USA!

  85. @obwandiyag

    So exactly how many cases are there like your “32-year-old nurse friend”?

    And how many “people have internal organ damage, brain damage, and the “vibrating zombie” effect.”?

    And how does that compare to other types of flu viruses?

    And try not to use bogus government information. That’s about as useful as your post.

    Have at it.

  86. @Svevlad

    Russia does not originate from Kiev. Kiev was a vassal of the Khazars. Kiev was liberated from the Khazars in 967 by Vikings with Slavic names who came down from Novgorod. After the age of the Vikings was over, Kiev became a vassal of the Lithuanians and the Poles. Russia continued and grew on its own. Kiev was always somebody’s colony, whence the name, Ukraina, “the Borderland.”

  87. Seraphim says:
    @Bad Old Nurse

    It is the other way round: Northern Europe and North America should be the natural allies of Russia, if they can simply recognize the need to earn their status rather than threaten to be taken seriously, i.e. to renounce their ‘exceptionalism’ and the idea that Russia must ‘earn’ their approval (I suppose by offering its resources for free). When they would finally understand that Russia does not exist for them and repent for the immense harms they inflicted upon her.

    • Agree: Patagonia Man
  88. @Republic

    Yes, I know that’s why he was taken out. He was organizing the oil producing nations of Africa to form their own cartel. But the world’s bankers would have none of that because with a gold standard would have probably allowed many African nations to get out of debt from the Ziobankers. They murdered Qaddafi because they wanted to show the world what happens when screw with bankers who run the world.

    • Agree: Emily
  89. Ace says:
    @Pft

    The non-violent crimes for which you think people are incarcerated are presumably drug crimes. That is not the full story, however. Violent criminals who also commit drug crimes are frequently able to plea bargain whereby they agree to take the drug charge in exchange for the prosecutor dropping the violent crime that took place at the same time. Criminals don’t just end up in the penitentiary merely for non-violent “drug crimes.” Kids who are truly stupid and get in over their heads with minor drug offenses get treated very leniently and punishments only escalate as the criminal demonstrates a commitment to the criminal lifestyle.

    It is true that a drug dealer could end up in the pen over a “mere” drug offense but that is almost certain to be case in which there were large quantities of drugs involved or where a career criminal has evaded prosecution for more serious crimes in the past but could be nailed for a minor crime on the theory that half a loaf is better than none. Note too that drug trafficking above the level of street distribution is an inherently dangerous activity that has the potential for present or future violence or involved violence in the past. Moreover, drugs are inherently dangerous destroying the lives of meth-addled addicts and terminating the lives of others with opioid overdoses.

    You should not set down your thoughts on aspects of the criminal justice system until you have a better understanding of it.

    Normal citizens are not “blinded by fear and hatred of those who are different from them.” They despise people who want to steal our jobs, hate us, want to destroy our country, exhibit stunning dishonesty, mount vicious physical attacks on us, and embrace a poisonous lifestyle and pathetic culture.

    Finally, the BLM narrative is not an attempt to divide the country. It is a direct, vicious, dishonest attack on white civilization. BLM and Antifa are saturated with people who hate America, hate whites, and have no intention of trying to assimilate into a grand culture.

  90. Alden says:
    @Julian of Norwich

    Several articles I read claimed that Hagia Sophia was turned back into a Mosque after a successful lawsuit by an official Muslim leadership group.

    The judge agreed with the Muslim plaintiffs and ordered the museum turned back into a mosque with Muslim religious services and no admission charge for Muslims.

    Saker claims Erdogan ordered the conversion to appeal to religious Muslims in an up coming election. The lawsuit began long before the election was scheduled.

    There’s nothing the orthodox and other bishops and the Pope can do about Hagia Sophia. Nothing. I don’t know how it will work out. Will non Muslim visitors still be able to visit? Will the huge building be closed to visitors during Muslim services? I doubt Saker knows how Hague Sophia will be managed either. He doesn’t even know a judge ruled the building be turned into Mosque

    • Replies: @Robjil
  91. Saggy says: • Website

    While dealing in particulars, I think the author misses the real ‘forest’ behind the trees, and that is this:

    The work of the US government is world domination.

    So, to illustrate we have ….

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  92. AWM says:

    Americans are confirming our suppressed zeros and fine tuning wireless comms and NV/Therm targeting and surveillance assets in a private “net” for dealing with “technicals” arriving in new Toyota pick up trucks with the intent of spreading the “terror” so favored by the global intelligence agencies.

    Other even more specialized teams have their own targets and objectives fed by real time information obtained from the highest levels of political and military intelligence from both “sides” of the Uniparty divide.

    Christian “diversity” has advantages not even imagined by the old fascist socialist marxist criminal cabals. Dark days ahead, but the LIGHT will not be extinguished.

    The international “circular firing squads” are only making us stronger every day.

    The egomaniacs like Putin or Erdogan or “fill in the blank” are just puppets of the real coming evil, and they don’t have a clue, or, literally, a prayer.

  93. Ryan2 says:

    “The Turks have clearly been dragging their feet in northern Syria where, at least according to the deal Erdogan made with Putin, the “bad terrorists” should have left a long time ago”

    1. Who are the “bad terrorists”?
    2. Does anyone in Syria get to decide any of this?

  94. Armanen says:
    @Svevlad

    Armenia is Russia’s ally. The only one in the Caucasus. Moreover if Armenia goes then that region becomes an Islamic and turkic cesspool. No sane strategist in the Kremlin wants that or would allow it to happen.
    I suggest you familiarize yourself with the history of the region and of the conflict before you comment.

    • Agree: Alden, Seraphim
  95. This OP gives me a lot to think about. Obviously Mr. Saker is right about how disappointing it is that Erdogan’s stunt with the Hagia Sofia didn’t create a bigger backlash in Russia.

    Until I read this article, I knew nothing about the Ethiopian dam controversy. So his prediction of what that means is as likely as any other.

    Now I do think we all need to be cautious about predictions of imminent catastrophe and collapse: does anyone else remember back in January when General Soleimani was killed and our host forecast a 90 percent change of war between the US and Iran… and then downgraded it to 80 percent… and then 50 percent?

    One of the themes in my own blog is that civilizational collapse – which seems quick when you read about it in a history book and the whole thing is explained or at least summarized in a few pages – actually takes generations to take place in real life. I have drawn parallels between the American society’s collapse and those of Mexico and Ancient Rome; which you can read

    here (Mexico) – https://www.twilightpatriot.com/2020/06/uncomfortable-lessons-from-george-floyd.html

    and here (Rome) – https://www.twilightpatriot.com/2020/07/honorius-and-slowness-of-decline.html

    The gist of it is that the US society won’t finish collapsing for a long time – probably longer than the lifetimes of many of the people who read the Unz Review. And there is a big difference between the authorities actually losing control of the domestic situation, on the one hand, or on the other hand, the authorities deciding to let rioters topple statues and trash poor neighborhoods because they hold a sympathetic political ideology. The second one is what we’re seeing happen in the US. If you live in a wealthy neighborhood, your home is still safe, and will be for many more years.

    • Disagree: AWM
  96. Alden says:

    I don’t know much about the events Saker writes about in foreign countries. I’ve read most of the pro and anti histories of Zionism going back more than 170 years. I’m anti Zionist and pro Palestinian.

    Most of what Saker writes about America is just gloom and doom, the end is nigh. America won’t survive whatever current crisis the MSM is whipping up. It’s obvious Saker knows little of real American history. I doubt he’s traveled much around America. I don’t form any opinions about any historical event until I’ve read not just 2 opposing views, but every possible view of the same event.

    I’m an American and very knowledgeable about American history and what’s happened since about 1960 because I lived through it in a city that was at the heart of all the revolutionary movements from the formation of the Black Panthers SNIC SDS Weather Underground terrorists to the elevation of transsexual
    men into women to a sacred caste.

    America survived all that. But those radicals went on to rule the country, one, Hillary Clinton ran for President. Now their 40/60 year old radical children rule the country.

    Briefly, America had a revolution and survived. We had a civil war. The losing side endured 100 years of poverty and exploitation but we survived. The 19th century saw a severe depression every 10-15 years we survived. As a British colony we fought the French We fought the Indians for 300 years and both sides survived. We fought the powerful Spanish Empire survived and acquired vast territories.

    We’ve had the black problem 400 years and survived. Right now the blacks and their elite handlers are on a winning streak. Well, for about 10 years after civil war the blacks and their handlers ruled the south. The election of 1876 ended black and carpetbagger rule. A very effective neighborhood group ended the post war reign of terror crime murder and rape by freed blacks and kept them under control for 90 years.

    The present reign of terror by blacks is backed by billions of dollars of foundation government and government donations. Many of our largest cities mayors city councils and worst, prosecutors are radical liberals determined on revolution.

    Will the current revolution succeed? I don’t know. We’re at the peak of a pro black criminal cycle.

    In the late 1980s early 1990s numerous state and federal tough on crime, 3 strikes you’re out, use a gun go to prison, victims rights and victims impact statements to be considered by the judge in deciding on sentencing. Crime plummeted because the criminals were in state prison for long terms.

    30 years 1960 to 1990 we had a crime surge due to black baby boomers growing up and a long planned stranglehold on the criminal justice system by Jews

    1933 to 1960 organized crime was very strong but there was little street crime because common criminals were under strong control.

    1920s lots of prohibition organized crime but little common street crime.

    The economy let’s look at California. Conservatives and White advocates believe California will soon decline into total poverty because of gays environmentalists blacks and Mexicans on welfare the homeless drugs tattoos bad schools hair dyed pink blue purple and green and deprived, depraved, degenerates

    Knowing the history of California, I don’t think so. When Silicon Valley moves to China or wherever, the entertainment industry leaves, the universities leave,
    (Excellent) technology leaves, even advanced medicine and medical research leaves, California will be just fine. We might go from the 5th or 6th largest economy in the world to the 12th largest economy in the world. So what?

    California’s great strength is the land and the ocean. We have one of the three greatest agricultural areas in the world. We can feed ourselves and half the world indefinitely. And food is really the most important commodity.

    We have vast amounts of timber in the north The federal judges forbade us to harvest it decades ago but we found another crop that’s even more lucrative than timber, weed. We can grow just about everything, for instance one of the largest cotton operations in the world. We grow vast amounts of rice because there’s an area where the soil is hard clay with lots of water. The seed is planted by planes showering seed over the hard clay paddies.

    By about 1980 illegal weed was the biggest crop in California. Bigger than grapes and wheat combined. It’s still our biggest crop and sold all over the USA and world wide. Legalization has been a disaster for the growers because of over regulation so they’ve gone back to non permit growing.

    The rich liberals closed down timber harvesting so as to destroy normal White families and men. So they just planted a much more lucrative crop and became wealthy growers instead of wage slave loggers. Last I heard just 99 plants netted about $100,000 year after all expenses and taxes paid for the bogus little front business.

    We have 3 of the greatest harbors in the world and dozens of smaller ones. Most of what’s imported into America from China, Japan and Asia comes through Long Beach / San Pedro and Oakland harbors We have oil, borax other minerals and still functioning gold mines. We can grow anything but lilacs peonies and some other flowers. We can and do raise any livestock. We have fish that’s sold all over the world. For instance a San Francisco family owns most of the biggest canned tuna company in the world Sunkist?

    The blacks are leaving. The Indians and Asians have taken over STEM and medical jobs. The Hispanics have taken over entire sectors. The Indians and Asians will follow STEM if Silicon Valley leaves. The Hispanics will stay.

    We have mild winters and a variety of climates. California started in 1769 when Father Serra began Ca agriculture. We began with agriculture, fishing and shipping. Whatever the dire predictions of the doom and gloom types like Saker, California will always have the land, the harbors and the ocean access to Asia, S America Indonesia and Pacific Islands like the Philippines. No matter what, California will always be just fine.

    That’s my state. What about other states?

    Covid hoax has killed something like 140,000 mostly older than 70 people, mostly in nursing homes. 43 percent in just 3 states New York New Jersey and Massachusetts. 140,000 deaths in a 340 million population last I looked it was .00002 percent of the population

    Has Saker never heard of the cholera epidemics, polio epidemics , typhoid epidemics , Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever whatever that was, the Bubonic Plague epidemic 1906 in California , diphtheria, Spanish flu, scarlet fever epidemics, widespread pellagra and other malnutrition diseases, high death rate of tuberculosis right up to the 1940s? 200, even 100 years ago even measles had a high death rate. And Saker reads MSM newspapers magazines watches TV news and thinks it’s the Spanish flu again.

    Saker knows nothing of California or America but what he reads, nothing real. I hate to be a know it all and harshly critical. But Saker’s “America is doomed” based on what’s happening this year just displays his ignorance of 400 years of American history and ignorance of America, it’s resources, and Americans

    Wait till the next cycle. Things change.

  97. Liza says:

    (“oh, nonsense, it is just like the seasonal flu!“)

    Yes, it is just like the seasonal flu. But 90% (my guess) of the population is pissing its pants in terror, wearing sick-making masks, tattling on neighbors, glaring at anyone not doing the Six Foot Rule, begging for a vaccine (LOL) and so on. Give me a reason to want this culture of Terror of Germs to maintain itself, and thrive. Keep wrapping yourselves in this cloak of Fear – the only thing that will stop you and set you right is gangs of thugs coming for you. If that’s what it takes, it may be worth it.

    https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/

    https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/07/08/my-investigation-the-cult-of-covid/

    Cults don’t care. They will announce any claim and back it up with any useless piece of evidence. They’ll go to war on the basis of a claim. In this instance, it turns out to be an economic war against the people of Earth. A psychological war. A war against freedom.

  98. @Drapetomaniac

    The Asian flue in the 1950’s was at least as bad, and the Spanish flu had a much higher death rate. I’m not aware either of these had life-long effects. Anyway, who’s to say ANY seasonal flu, even a less lethal one, couldn’t mutate into one that causes brain damage, etc.?

  99. @Alden

    Doesn’t Saker still live in Florida? I thought I had detected a whiff of Corona skepticism in his earlier posts, or perhaps I’m confusing him with fellow Russin Dmitry Orlov.

  100. Vidi says:

    Re: Ukies firing Neptune missiles at Crimea

    Why can’t Russia shoot the missiles down and laugh at the Ukies’ incompetence?

  101. anaccount says:

    It only took one more strain of Corona to lock us all up. It’s exactly what globo-homo wants but writers tell us to gag ourselves, and to just go with it. I also hope that Russia and China aren’t down with global homo.

    Sometimes I wonder.

  102. Seraphim says:

    Erdogan played straight in the hands of ‘Zionists’. The world would look with some indulgence at the eradication of the monument which disgraces the birthplace of Christianity with its anti-Christian messages, the Dome of the Rock.

  103. dvorak says:

    The implosion of the US society

    The ruling neoliberals and leftists are inducing their quadrennial urban melee.

    This event leaves intact the productive base of the USA – the software companies, the energy companies, the fast-moving consumer goods companies, the logistics companies, all lubricated by deficit spending. (Spending money into existence). Apart from a stock market bubble, the USA is A-OK and the ruling class is same-as-it-ever-was. Or has Harvard lost power and influence? Seems as powerful and influential as ever.

    Tens of millions of US residents have been proven irrelevant to the productive base of the USA; but they merely join the billions of irrelevant residents of other countries.

    Neither Baltimore nor Belarus is relevant to the productive base of the US economy.

  104. Emily says:
    @AnonCN

    Putin, Tsar, who is his successor?

    This is a very interesting question.
    I would be interested to hear more expert views on this – the Saker, Mr Unz and others….
    For several years I have put my money on Shoigu – and he has been given a more public profile of late.
    But I am very much an amateur on Russian politics.
    If, as some are claiming Putin does mean to step down in 2024 and use his power differently – he must have a trusted successor in mind.
    I would like to see some discussion, analysis or debate…please.

  105. Emily says:
    @Alden

    I don’t think it was suggested the the USA would not survive.
    The question is as what?
    It is currently the most evil, violent, rapacious and destructive nation in our known history.
    The new Rome indeed.
    Like Rome it has degenerated into a moral cesspit in sex and trans, finance and justice, death and war.
    Baby killing was only the beginning
    It has the blood of mega millions on its hands and thats just post war 2.
    It leeches from any nation it can and spits out whole nations in chaos and regime change, as it chooses.
    Yep, the USA will survive.
    But as something better? or as many of us fear – ultimately more evil and something far worse. if that is possible for many of its victims, from North Korea forwards….
    The barbarians are in its gates.
    We can but watch.

  106. @Pft

    Hi Pft,

    You are eloquent person, just one hint for your further considerations.
    I live Toronto downtown and work in one of the most recolonized university in the world. 99% of PhDs, Postdocs and Professors have no idea about our foreign conflicts. Therefore, I don’t think that our society is capable of any self-willing kind of change in response to current happenings.

    • Agree: Lost american
  107. yurivku says:
    @Chris Mallory

    This is my land and I will not leave it.

    not yours, it’s a stolen land.

  108. anonymous[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    About Russia- ……

    Yes, that is what the world needs now… another imperialist wannabe which dictates its wishes on the world.

    Isn’t one “Great Satan” enough?

    As far as Hagia Sophia is concerned, let it be clear, that the echoing of the Oneness of God from within its beautiful walls should be far more sublime, than its existence as a temple of idolatry and mangods-worship. A victory for true monotheism. In fact, all great churches (say the Notre Dame) must echo the beautiful call to true monotheism, the Adhan.

    Just imagine… God is Great, God is Great … there is no God, but God… there is no God, but God … echoing from within…

    This already beautiful structure has become orders of magnitude more beautiful!!! Every person calling him/herself a monotheist must rejoice.

    • Troll: Seraphim, Alfred
    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  109. antibeast says:
    @Alden

    Saker knows nothing of California or America but what he reads, nothing real. I hate to be a know it all and harshly critical. But Saker’s “America is doomed” based on what’s happening this year just displays his ignorance of 400 years of American history and ignorance of America, it’s resources, and Americans.

    Agree. The fact that Saker is from Russia makes him view the USA with a lens colored by the history of his own country. In addition to what you’ve listed as the attributes of America, the USA won’t collapse anytime soon or ever due to the following reasons:

    1. The USA enjoys a unique advantage in its geographical isolation from the other centers of power in Europe and Asia. Two vast oceans — the Atlantic and the Pacific — separates the landmass of North America from Western Europe and East Asia which makes the USA relatively immune from the geopolitical conflicts of Europe and Asia as proven during WWI and WWII where the USA could have opted out of those two world wars.

    2. The USA enjoys a strategic advantage with its two relatively powerless neighboring North America nations — Canada and Mexico — who are not able to match the military, political and economic might of their powerful neighbor. The USA exploits this strategic position to effectively turn Canada and Mexico into vassal States.

    3. The USA enjoys vast natural resources of its own — oil, natural gas, water, timber, arable land — which can feed its people, power its industries and house its population. This natural wealth doesn’t include Canada and Mexico whose natural resources it can access on terms favorable to itself.

    4. The USA enjoys vast human resources from its diverse population of citizens and immigrants from all over the world. This gives the USA an unprecedented advantage over all other nations whose human resources are limited to their own native populations.

    5. The USA enjoys a relatively short history which makes it immune from the ingrained behavior of older countries and ancient civilizations. Thus, the USA is free to start fresh and create something totally new, unencumbered by any past history.

    Having said that, these five attributes also create a somewhat immature mindset and adolescent culture in the USA with its cavalier attitudes to foreign cultures, wasteful consumption habits, sprawling urbanization patterns, lackadaisical views on public polities and excessive individualism.

    In short, US citizens behave like spoiled brats who treat America like a playground and consume the world like an oyster.

    • Agree: FrankNBlunt
    • Replies: @Vidi
    , @SeekerofthePresence
  110. Robjil says:
    @Alden

    Islam does not allow representative art.

    Hagia Sophia has many beautiful representative art. Not only that, they are part of our world heritage.’

    If the world heritage artwork is not covered up, then it will be a very unique mosque.

    This is what the world should focus on. Art work matters.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  111. trickster says:
    @Chris Mallory

    I am happy to hear that ! Bear in mind though that I am not the one griping about things I have no control over. I leave that to you.

    Who gives a shit about which Jew immigrated from whereever, that is other than you? As I implied if they all left THERE and ended up HERE then THERE must be Jew free.

    Given your complaining moaning and groaning what are YOU doing HERE ? You should be in a Jew free area if one exists outside of your delusional mind.

    Stop obsessing about the Jew because he is not obsessing about you. He probably does not even know you exist or even care that you do. If this is your country, you love it and you will stay here then do what is in your control to make it a better place and to make your life better.

    Dont make yourself miserable over things you cannot ever control.

  112. anonymous[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cking

    Many will conclude that Islam, as the declaration on the status of Saint Sophia Cathedral informs us, is hostile to the West and Western Civilization, and must be contained.

    Lol! That ship has long sailed!

    Islam is “hostile to the West and Western Civilization,” because the pagan western civilisation is the enemy of true monotheism, and seeks to subjugate muslims through their innate psychopathic savagery. The whitevil seek to subjugate because they instinctively comprehend that true monotheism is unassailable. That is fundamentally why Islam and muslims are vilified.

    If muslims were left to our own devices, to practise our faith, and to give witness to its true monotheist values and righteousness as commanded by God, and His last prophet, then the deluge of reversions to true monotheism would be uncontrollable.

    Clash of Civilisations… with truth ultimately prevailing.

    Monotheist Tawheed vs Pagan Polytheist Trinity.

    It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it. : Holy Quran 9:33

    You cannot “contain” the truth for long.

    • Troll: Seraphim
  113. @anonymous

    If Islam is so powerful and unassailable then why does it need a clause that threatens death to people who leave the faith for another?

    You aren’t strictly monotheist’s either. You idolize a rock. What the hell is that? I’ve heard people theorize that Jews, with their little square on their forehead, and Muslims with their rock in Mecca are both secret Saturn (ie. Satan) worshipper’s.

    What’s the deal with Islam?
    Why did it need to kill so many people trying to ‘convert’ them to such a superior religion?
    I mean, in India alone, Islam killed 50 million over 6 or more centuries.

    Islam actually ranks as the world’s most violent and destructive ideology of all time.
    Buddhism spread from Nepal to India to China and Japan and as far east as Iraq at one point. Purely through trade routes with no violence.
    Now, THAT is a religion of peace.
    No one got killed.
    Not even one goat was raped.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  114. @Drapetomaniac

    A. Flu does not give you a-fib or vibration zombieness.
    B. Lower death numbers (but not lower internal organ damage and hundreds of other strange, unfamiliar symptoms) are caused by lockdown. Those countries, states, and municipalities who practice harsh lockdown defeat the virus.

    You know nothing. You just judge things on whether you like them or not. You don’t “like” the virus or the lockdowns. Therefore they must be a hoax. Brilliant. 2-year-olds reason like that.

    • Replies: @Thomas Milton
  115. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    Chickenfeed. The US killed many more than that.

  116. Vidi says:
    @antibeast

    the USA won’t collapse anytime soon or ever due to the following reasons:

    1. The USA enjoys a unique advantage in its geographical isolation from the other centers of power in Europe and Asia. Two vast oceans

    The Soviet Union’s collapse was not caused by invasion from abroad.

    • Agree: Patagonia Man
    • Replies: @antibeast
  117. Anon[235] • Disclaimer says:

    The mask is the new tinfoil hat.

  118. As far as the BLM/Antifa disturbances go, I see a lot of staging and fakery, amplified by a complicit media. A handful can look like an army if they get media coverage and special treatment by politicians. It also seems to be backfiring, unless that is the intention of the organizers. We are given the impression of a society far more polarized than it really is.

    • Agree: Robjil, Sya Beerens
  119. @obwandiyag

    Why then all the “fake news” hyping the “dread plague”? Fake refrigerated trailers for non-existent corpses, unattended testing stations. Not only do I know of no one sickened, I don’t know anyone who got tested. And don’t get me started on the bogus tests. Give it up, we don’t believe.

    • Replies: @Poco
  120. Robjil says:
    @Robjil

    Turkey has to respect the past of the land it took.

    Egypt respects its past.

    It does not make mosques out of pyramids.

    Mexico respects its past as its past. It does reject the past of its land.

    Byzantium is Turkey’s past. Turkey should be proud of it.

    Like Egyptians and Mexicans are proud of the past of the lands that they stand on.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  121. @Truth3

    “Aid” without the “e”—a robot?

  122. Saxxon says:
    @Yukon Jack

    The problem, Jack, is that there is no place to run to. Yes, Hell truly is coming to the US, but it is also coming to the entire planet. We’re just going to take the first hit. At least here we have the 2nd Amendment.

    God’s mercy on us all, if it’s His will.

  123. @Priss Factor

    I read your demagoguery and had to laugh a little.. I will assume that you are either a European or an American. Most Europeans and Americans did not realize before, what was about to happen to them, and now look what’s happening in Europe and USA.. Europe is not even Europe anymore. Was that a “spark” of the European peoples? Was the result of a vision or lack thereof I wonder… So much for the great “spirit” of European peoples..

    Ideally, a people should notice what is wrong and what must be done BEFORE the crises strike

    Sounds like you’re desperate. And really strange hearing this from a European or American. Yes, Europeans and Americans didn’t see the crisis coming.

  124. @anonymous

    All believing hearts rejoice because the One God gave His only Son for their salvation.

    This is the Good News that illumines the fallen world.

    And Christ will come again to reclaim the world for His heavenly Father, with whom the saints will rejoice forever.

    Blessed are all who hear His Word and keep it.

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  125. @antibeast

    Modern weapons can destroy any country on earth in thirty minutes, at any range.

  126. @Bad Old Nurse

    Russia is not a natural ally of (Northern) Europe. Russia has been attacked multiple times throughout history by “enlightened” Europe. Why would Russia want to “earn” it’s “status”? What status? Russia doesn’t need to “earn” anything, especially from Europe.

    Russia is indeed at war against the neo-liberal zionist Anglo-American empire. I think if NATO/EU/US really wants to work together with Russia, they should earn Russia’s trust and stop threatening by constantly expanding to Russia’s doorstep.

    I think, perhaps, Putin cannot get through his head that the USSR is gone

    You think wrong.

    Russia has fertility, productivity, and infrastructure challenges that are far more significant than any “foreign policy” concerns.

    I think Europe has lots of internal challenges, like influx of migrants which form communities and no-go zones, the breakup of the EU (Britain and perhaps in the future Poland and more), collapse of the neo-liberal system, lots of discontent among the European population because of the policies of European governments. And yet the EU and NATO still try to dictate to others what is right and wrong, and totally ignoring what is going on domestically. That is insane!

    Russia possesses immense natural resources, intelligent, noble people, and needs mostly

    Yes. And if you want to earn respect from the Russian people, you need to change your behavior.

    • Agree: Seraphim, Patagonia Man
  127. vot tak says:
    @GFLo

    Thanks for the Vince Vaughn link. 😀

  128. Seraphim says:
    @SeekerofthePresence

    “Christ shall come again to judge the living and the dead, of Whose Kingdom shall have no end”.
    His Kingdom is not of this earth. His coming is the Last Judgement:

    [MORE]

    “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:31-46).
    “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33).

    We know where the goats denying the ‘mangods’ (the Christ) bleating ‘God is great’, shall go.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  129. LJ says:
    @Robert Dolan

    In fact, this disease should not be summed up by the death rate. Many “recovered” are still very ill with lingering symptoms. There can be multi-organ damage including brain, lung, liver, heart and kidney. “Recovered” patients can often say this is no flu and you do not want it.

    I suggest you go to Chris Martensen’s YouTube channel, Peak Prosperity for excellent education.

    • Disagree: FrankNBlunt
    • Replies: @Alfred
  130. @anon

    Let’s take it one by one, shall we?

    1 America will have after Nov election daily violence across major cities. Neither side will accept defeat. Street thugs will be mobilized

    Correct.

    2 Corona will get worst. Vaccine is going to be a dud. Hospital system will get overwhelmed with flu +Corona

    Correct.

    3 Economy will look like a wasteland – Resort/Hotel/Cruiseships/Airlines will die, major cities will see no return of the restaurants, fast food, bars, school and college since open[ing] will throw new monkey wrench in to the existing mix of the problems, day care center will periodically open and shut down, land transport will lose revenue and cut down service when it needs to increase the service, Banks might face run – there will be no paycheck, debts may not be paid by builders, restaurant owners, fossil fuel speculators and driller, public service will be affected including 911.

    Correct, in most of the detail.

    About Russia – It should have thought about Sophia and told Erdogan in no uncertain terms that it was off limits .

    Incorrect. Russia wants to maintain Turkey as part of the economic integration of Afro-Eurasia (aka the world island) That’s why Russia expressed disappointment but sees it as a domestic issue for Turkey. But Russia also has a sizeable Muslim community – there’s many mosques throughout Russia.

    Russia should have expressed open support for Iranian cargo destined for Venezuela.

    Incorrect, Russia did.

    Russia could have finished the job in Syria after Aleppo was liberated. It paused and it showed indecisiveness.

    Incorrect. With far fewer military assets, Russia has secured its warm water naval base and is doing to the US what the US did to the USSR in A’stan (1979-89) – i.e. dragging it out.

    Russia, few years ago should have not allowed Israel to get away with murdering of its own people.

    Unsure what you mean by this.

    Russia could have taken pro-China stance on US-engineered recent India-China conflicts

    Incorrect. Russia offered to mediate between China & India. Recall, Russia & India has a centuries-long standing friendship. Russia wants to stride side-by-side with China in economically integrating all nations of Afro-Eurasia for mutually beneficial trade, so it can’t be seen to be ’taking sides’. Think of it as a juggler’s balancing act.

    Russia needs to support Edrogan in Libya and bring Egypt to their side.

    Correct. With Libya’s oil reserves (10%?), its critical for the Russian economy that the global oil price can’t be sabotaged by control of Libya’s oil totally falling into the hands of the Anglo-Zionists.

    In return Russia needs to demand that Turkey leaves Syria and Iraq for good and open trade with Iran and Syria.

    Incorrect. Because the Kurds (PKK) seek to annex part of Turkish territory, its natural for the Turks to fight the Kurds in Iraq & Syria as well as S-E Turkey, which then allows Syria and her allies – Russia & Iran to concentrate on defeating US-KSA sponsored proxy-terrorists in Syria itself.

    Russia also should try to have Turkey and Qatar. Russia understand that no export of any ideology (Muslim brotherhood) to any parts of Russia in exchange for security guarantee for both.

    Partly right. Russia and Turkey are finessing their cooperative relationship. Qatar has recently cooperated with Iran, but Russia cannot over-extend itself by giving security guarantee to Qatar as logistically its too far afield.

    Russia can definitely open up to Taliban and work more closely as looming as Taliban agrees not to export any of its ideology to the Russian south.

    Correct. But, its not the Taliban that’s the problem. The Taliban are the resistance to US invasion & occupation. The real problem is Wahhabism (established in the Arabian Peninsula by the Anglo-Zionists in the C19th) from KSA – and the madrassas (schools) that KSA establishes in other Muslim countries under the guise of ‘foreign aid’.

    UAE and Saudi Bahrain – these 3 countries are the pillars of Anglo Zionist empire.

    Incorrect. France, the UK, US are the pillars of Anglo Zionist empire. In the Mideast, the KSA & Bahrain are vassal states of the Empire. But of late, UAE has demonstrated a much more ambivalent foreign policy.

    The dynasty based entities will never change until dynasty is eliminated.

    Correct. The ruling families were established as dynastic monarchies of the Mideast by the Anglo-Zionists between the wars (in return for subordinating their foreign & defense policies to the UK) with the ultimate aim of them all being toppled when Eretz Y’israel (aka Greater Israel project) become a reality: see: Genesis 15:18:

    “On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates.”

    They should not only be defeated in Syria but also in Libya and Yemen and Pakistan.

    When you say “they” I assume you mean the Anglo-Zionists. Yes, they will be defeated.

    Russian problem is lack of identity. It has not sold its identity as a cultural product well to the rest.

    Agreed. In fact you’ve raised a very good point. The US’s soft diplomacy includes selling ‘the American Dream’ via its Hollywood TV, movies and music to the rest of the world. Russia hasn’t achieved anywhere near the same penetration in the rest of the world as France-UK-US (FUKUS) has.

    Russia also [has] same hopes … same dreams despite repeatedly being rejected, thwarted and denied by the West – dream[s] of being treated fairly collegially and respectfully.

    True. Russia has been invaded 3 times in 2 centuries – Napoleon (1812), British Expeditionary Force (1917) and NSDAP Germany (1941). And then it suffered the Cold War by which the Anglo-Zionists bankrupted Central Industrialism using a variety of weapons – religious, economic, military, diplomacy and propaganda (as I’ve outlined elsewhere on this site).

    Having said all of that, as the West continues its slow decline (and it will take a few more years yet, say til 2025), Russia will emerge as a multipolar power (as will China) as the private revelation of Our Lady of Fatima reveals.

    In short, everything’s going according to plan.

    Cheers

    • Thanks: Alfred
    • Replies: @Seraphim
  131. These fires could easily become the conflagration. The Saker is shrewd when he refers to “escalation dominance.” In these dangerous times the strong need to be wary of the weak if they want to avoid the blaze they cannot put out.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  132. @Seraphim

    Thank you—verses of life and hope.

  133. Gee, it’s almost as if Russia is reacting to this Hagia Sophia kerfuffle like any normal secular European country would, and Saker seems quite salty about that…

    • Agree: vot tak
  134. Seraphim says:
    @Patagonia Man

    The German-Austrian invasion of 1914-1918 does not count? It had far greater consequences than the Allied Intervention, which technically was in support of the Russians still fighting the Germans.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  135. @peter mcloughlin

    Agreed.

    It is a huge error to underestimate the politico-military idiocy of a cornered, paranoid dictatorial regime.

    Cheers!

  136. @Seraphim

    Oops!

    Yes, thanks for that Seraphim.

    Good point.

    Cheers!

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  137. Druid55 says:
    @Truth3

    Saker is a jew who like many of his ilk is neither as smart as he thinks he is, and at heart is still a talmudist

  138. @Saggy

    That map clearly illustrates that US is encircling Russia and China with its military bases and is an imminent threat to the security of these two powers. Japan and Germany are no longer threats, so long after WWII, so the continued presence of the old occupation bases and the building of new ones so close to the borders of Russia and China indicates that they are where they are because the US intends to be the aggressor in any future conflict. Now what does Suvorov have to say about this, and would he justify a preemptive attack by Russia and China as he did in the case of Hitler’s attack on the USSR because Soviet troops were stationed close to the German lines? In any case, whoever fires the first shot, those US bases will be wiped off the map within 24 hours with missile salvoes because the Patriots don’t work.

    • Agree: bluedog
  139. @Seraphim

    Hi; I wanted to reach out to you in a conversation you had with @theshadow in the “Churchill’s War: the Real History of World War II” article; but the commenting section is closed. I hope you don’t mind me contacting you here. In your comment (no. 990), you wrote:

    “Now, again, this little ‘secret group’ was selected by the powers in place to carry on their plans and not the other way round.
    No point in beating around the bush. Quigley is on record denying that Jews or Masons have anything to do with these plans:”

    While Quigley’s “The Anglo-American Establishment” (its manuscript was apparently discovered by mistake on the island of Rhodes in 1967 (18 years after it was written)) and “Tragedy and Hope” may seem revealing (I admit I fell for it), it raises serious doubts/questions. One one of them, as you pointed out, is his omission of Jews and Masons. In “Tragedy and Hope”, he actually praises the Rothschild for opposing wars in Europe and portrays them and their likes as advanced/civilized men.

    My questions: do you see the Rothschild (and their likes) as another layer of controlled opposition to keep the real power unknown? The Rothschild name coming up for every malevolence of the past centuries is too easy. One only needs to search online “secret family ruling the world” and they are right there. The Rothschild banking dynasty was founded with the assistance of the Thurn und Taxi of Germany (known as Tarro e Tasso in Lombard, Ital) — suggesting, in my opinion, that older/wealthier families made them. Thoughts?

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @Seraphim
  140. antibeast says:
    @Vidi

    The Soviet Union’s collapse was not caused by invasion from abroad.

    The Soviet Union collapsed from within due to the failure of its ossified system to serve the needs of its diverse nationalities. Once those nationalities ceased to identify with the Soviet Union, they seceded until the whole system disintegrated.

    The USA could suffer the same fate if the system fails to serve the needs of its native-born White working-class population. If White nationalists cease to identify with the USA, they could secede until the whole system disintegrates. That happened during the American Civil War when the system did collapse after the Confederate States decided to secede from the USA.

    • Replies: @Hiram of Tyre
  141. Robjil says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    1967 was a strange year. The CIA rolled out the “Conspiracy Theorist” concept in April 1967. Anyone who doubts what our Zion MSM says is a CT. The game is still working 53 years later.

    June 8 1967 – Israel attacks the USS Liberty. Israel and the US wanted the ship sunk.
    It is did not sink. Thus the US could not join in the war that time. Israel got a lot of land though – Golan Heights, Sinai ( later gave up) and the West Bank.

    The Summer of Love was also in 1967. What was the Summer of Love? It was the big push to promote the Hippies in San Francisco. The big push for this agenda started in Jan. 14 1967 with a “Be-In” in San Francisco.

    It has been a Summer of Love for 53 years being promoted throughout the Zion MSM ever since.
    Sex and Drugs is recycled over and over in different ways. Critical thinking is so passe since 1967 in our Zion MSM.

    This is why I question the validity of a such a paper being found so mysteriously in 1967, of all years. It was “too perfect” to be found that year.

    • Agree: Hiram of Tyre
    • Replies: @Hiram of Tyre
  142. Seraphim says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    I think that the following anecdote (I found it @https://web.archive.org/web/20060115031554/http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article56239.ece: “The Rothschild story: A golden era ends for a secretive dynasty”) shows the real rapports:

    “The family [Rothschild] developed a lack of awe for the powerful and important. A pompous aristocrat one day called on Nathan who was head down at his desk. Without looking up, the banker said: “Take a chair.” His caller, affronted, said: “You are speaking to the Prince of Thurn and Taxis.” To which Rothschild replied: “Take two chairs.”
    Members of the Rothschild banking dynasty were involved in funding parts of the Thurn-und-Taxis Postal service system in the last years of the Napoleonic Wars and the immediate years that followed.
    Certainly older/wealthier families made or helped make the Rothschilds, but not the Thurn-und-Taxis (so, no ‘Venetians’ behind the Rothschilds).
    Mayer Amschel Rothschild apprenticed and learned the banking business that would become synonymous with that family name at the banking house established at Hanover by Simon Wolf Oppenheimer, Court Jew of the Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg in Hanover, son of Samuel Oppenheimer, banker, imperial court diplomat, factor, and military supplier for the Holy Roman Emperor.
    What’s sure is that the Rothschilds funded Cecil Rhodes in the development of the British South Africa Company and the De Beers diamond conglomerate and funded also Ernest Oppenheimer (‘German’ naturalized British and emigrated to South Africa) to found the Anglo American Corporation which would take over the De Beers.

    • Thanks: Hiram of Tyre
    • Replies: @Hiram of Tyre
  143. Alfred says:
    @Robjil

    Like Egyptians and Mexicans are proud of the past of the lands that they stand on.

    Unlike the Egyptians and Mexicans, the Turks are invaders. They built nothing comparable to Hagia Sophia. In due course, they will be returned to Asia or become Christians once again. Most of them are converts from Christianity. That is why DNA testing is such a sensitive subject in Turkey. The “Young Turks” who created their republic were financed by the Jews.

    Erdogan has released the genealogy of thousands of Turks – but what is his motive?

    • Thanks: Robjil
    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @Sya Beerens
  144. Robjil says:
    @Alfred

    Yes, DNA points out that Turkey has to reclaim the past of its land as its history. Turks are cutting themselves off from their own history. Ataturk created a fantasy.

    Claudio Ottoni et al., “Mitochondrial Analysis of a Byzantine Population Reveals the Differential Impact of Multiple Historical Events in South Anatolia,” Eur. J. of Hum. Genet. (2011) 19:571-76.

    The archaeological site of Sagalassos is located in Southwest Turkey, in the western part of the Taurus mountain range. Human occupation of its territory is attested from the late 12th millennium BP up to the 13th century AD. By analysing the mtDNA variation in 85 skeletons from Sagalassos dated to the 11th–13th century AD, this study attempts to reconstruct the genetic signature potentially left in this region of Anatolia by the many civilizations, which succeeded one another over the centuries until the mid-Byzantine period (13th century BC). Authentic ancient DNA data were determined from the control region and some SNPs in the coding region of the mtDNA in 53 individuals. Comparative analyses with up to 157 modern populations allowed us to reconstruct the origin of the mid-Byzantine people still dwelling in dispersed hamlets in Sagalassos, and to detect the maternal contribution of their potential ancestors. By integrating the genetic data with historical and archaeological information, we were able to attest in Sagalassos a significant maternal genetic signature of Balkan/Greek populations, as well as ancient Persians and populations from the Italian peninsula. Some contribution from the Levant has been also detected, whereas no contribution from Central Asian population could be ascertained.

    • Thanks: Alfred
    • Replies: @Parbes
  145. Alfred says:
    @LJ

    I suggest you go to Chris Martensen’s YouTube channel, Peak Prosperity for excellent education

    Martensen earns a living by inspiring fear. The more scared people visit his website, the more money he earns. He has nothing constructive to say. If his predictions of a few months ago were were correct, we would all have at least one prematurely dead family member. I watched his pieces on those unfortunates stranded on the cruise ship. Almost no one died and the ones who died were in their 90’s.

    Out of the thousands infected on a US aircraft carrier, only one died. He was probably obese and had other serious conditions. As for the way HCQ and zinc has been disallowed, that is deliberate murder.

    Martensen is absolute bollocks!

  146. Parbes says:
    @Robjil

    “Turks are cutting themselves off from their own history. Ataturk created a fantasy.”

    This is rank nonsense. People like you whose understanding of Atatürk and his period is from biased propagandistic revisionist-history sources funded by Islamists, neocons, globalists etc., shouldn’t be spreading your ignorance on this subject with these types of comments. Atatürk didn’t “create a fantasy”; and he certainly didn’t “cut off” any part of Turkey’s history – on the contrary he encouraged open archaeological, historical and scientific research (some of which turned out to be silly bogus “nationalist history research” in keeping with the widespread chauvinist nationalist spirit of the times in the world; but that was a few overeager nationalist historians’ doing, not Atatürk’s). Today’s Islamofascists and their ultranationalist allies in Turkey may be cutting Turks off from their country’s history, but they are not followers of Atatürk in any meaningful sense; actually they are opponents of most of his principles (especially secularism), except for nationalism taken to a chauvinistic extreme. Atatürk promoted sensible non-chauvinist Turkish nationalism as a means of taking the country out of the multiethnic, multireligious, Islamic shariah and dhimmi/ummah-based Ottoman social/administrative system, where everyone was a “subject – i.e., slave – of the sultan”; and forging a modern, secular, republican nation-state where everyone would be a proud Turkish citizen with equal rights. It had nothing to do with “cutting Turks off from their own history” – the pre-Muslim, pre-Turkic history of what is now Turkey, with the Byzantine Empire etc. and everything before that, was not even mentioned, was not taught, indeed was mostly suppressed, in the Ottoman era before Atatürk came to power.

    The genetic study excerpt you pasted in your comment is limited to a small locality of a few hamlets around the site of ancient Sagalassos, i.e. it is NOT a countrywide study; and from the very snycopated summary, seems to be dealing more with the genetic structure of the people who lived there in the 13th century, rather than those living there now (although the exact methodology and details are not very clear from this short bit). Regardless of local variations and admixtures, however, it is an undeniable fact that the great majority of the Turkish inhabitants of today’s Turkey – as distinct from the Kurdish minority – are, as individuals, either wholly or at least partially descended from various Turkic peoples that invaded or immigrated to Anatolia from the Central Asia region via the Iranian plateau, between the 11th and 14th centuries (naturally with a lot of individual variation and exceptions). This may not exactly correlate with the racial makeup of the populations living in Central Asia NOW, though, because a lot of population movements and racial changes have occurred in Central Asia itself, since that time. It would be interesting to know if, and to what extent, this Italian study from 2011 on Turkey population genetics is backed up by any additional studies done before or after.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  147. Robjil says:
    @Parbes

    Larger studies show similar results. There is not much Central Asian ( Turkic) DNA in the Turkish population of Turkey.

    https://evolutionistx.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/turkey-not-very-turkic-a-genetic-history-of-the-turkic-peoples/

    The English example reminds us of another difficulty in attempting to use linguistics to tell us something about groups and their histories: widely disparate groups can speak the same language. Not only are the English, despite speaking a “Germanic” language, only about 10% German by ancestry (more or less;) but the US has almost 40 million African Americans who all speak English and aren’t genetically English. Even though most people learn to talk by imitating their parents, people have picked up and promulgated many languages that weren’t their ancestors’.

    We have a similar situation with Turkey, where the majority of the population clearly speaks a Turkic language, but the genetics shows far more in common with their local Middle Eastern neighbors:

    https://evolutionistx.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/chechendnafromhaak.png?w=700

    • Replies: @Parbes
  148. Parbes says:
    @Robjil

    That is nonsense. You just have to visit and travel around Turkey, spend some time among the ordinary people that make up the population (not just a couple of touristic localities in Western Anatolia or the upper-class districts of the biggest cities), to observe with your own eyes that that is not true. But keep in mind that there is local variation, especially in the peripheral regions close to the borders or some relatively isolated areas. And quite a bit of variation at the level of INDIVIDUALS, too, due to the extraordinarily tangled history, old and recent. Plus somewhere between 10 and 20% of the total current population is made up of members of the Kurdish minority, who are of course an entirely Middle Eastern population.

    And note what I wrote in my comment, regarding the Central Asian population NOW, versus how it may have been during the period that most Muslim Turks arrived from Central Asia, in waves, in what is now Turkey (i.e., the 11th-14th centuries A.D.).

    What is that graph, anyway? It seems to be about Chechen DNA and some countries of the region – which is a non sequitur to this discussion.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  149. Robjil says:
    @Parbes

    The bottom part has nothing to do with the top graph. The Chechen and other Caucasus groups were also compared to Turkish in another graph.

    The top graph is an comparison of Greeks, Turks and Persians.

    The thing I am trying to get across is that Turkey should honor the past of its land that it stands on.

    The Arabs conquered Egypt, yet Egypt still honors and respects ancient Egypt as its own.

    I know that Turkey is a large nation. The western part would be more similar to Greeks in DNA and eastern part closer to the Caucasus and Iran in its DNA.

    • Replies: @Parbes
    , @Sya Beerens
  150. @antibeast

    I wouldn’t say it was entirely from within. The IMF’s assault on the Soviet Union (set forth at the 16th G7 Summit to thwart indigenous reforms, pushed by Bush/Tatcher and made possible with the purge of Russian officials opposing in enthroning Yeltsin and IMF-backed officials) was probably the biggest nail in the coffin.

    The USA suffering a similar faith of disintegration is, I think, part of a long-term design by the same people. The destruction of its middle/working class over the decades (which coincidentally began at around the time of the same Bush), its bankrupt economy (a result of perpetual wars), its history of segregation that seems to have culminated nowadays (I don’t think by chance), etc are ingredients akin to those that concocted the Soviet Union’s demise.

    • Replies: @antibeast
  151. @Robjil

    The year of 1967 was indeed a tumultuous year. I see it as the early years of a global coup by the cabal who killed JFK. Since you brought up Israel, it should be noted that it had sent diplomats to Washington prior to attacking Egypt/Syria/Jordan and the West Bank (to steal lands it couldn’t in 1948 and 1956) to make sure the USA would not intervene like it did in 1956 under Eisenhower. The USA could not give the “green light” for it since it was illegal but they gave an orange one in turning a blind eye.

    The emergence of Quigley’s manuscript in the same year on the island of Rhodes (out of all places) is not only suspicious but I think is aligned with the cabal’s machination – likely to serve as distraction or deception.

  152. @Seraphim

    I remember reading that article a while back. My dilemma is that I find the Rothschilds’ story too cookie cutter – from the orphaned Mayer’s origin in the ghetto to his coin shop to ruling world finance. In the business world, real powers often put a storefront to keep themselves in the shadow – the bigger the power, the bigger/more important the facade; and/or the more layers. I see the Rothschild are a similar storefront. The real power may be the the (direct or indirect) likes of the discreet Marranos of England, the Mendes of Antwerp, the Benveniste family, et al. – that you mentioned in another comment before -, the Warburg (Del Banco in Venice, the Oppenheimer, the Beit, et al. Either way, all part of the same Jewish clan.
    There is also the fact that the Banks of Amsterdam and of England were established (said on the basis of the central bank of Venice) in 1604 and 1694 respectively; a significant time before the Rothschild entered the scene.
    For what it’s worth, I had a chat with a university professor a decade gowho suggested the Jewish elite was the facade of the non-Jewish ruling class of Europe (those who believed to be the real Jews). One of his argument was Christopher Marlowe’s “The Jew of Malta” hinting that behind the wealthy Jews, rested a bigger/wealthier non-Jewish entity. Marlowe’s disappearance (or apparent death) would have been a result of exposing the shadow power (if I recall right, he said it was the Order of Malta). Marlowe would have later written or co-written some of Shakespeare’s work.

  153. Al Ethiop says:

    @ Egypt’s actions against Ethiopia.
    Egypy has been and will continue its war with Ethiopia, mainly informational and quasi military type using all means of sabotage. I do not think Egypt can afford a Kinetic war with Ethiopia. The Collapse of GERD will automatically trigger the collapse of Aswan High Dam. Can any sane politician/Military official commit such a suicide? My judgement is a big NO!

    Nile is a sensitive issue to Egyptians as much as it is crucial to Ethiopia’s development. President Alsisi seems in the frying pan. He knows that a hydro power dam does not consume water. But complying to Ethiopia’s demands has backlash. An assertive Ethiopia is becoming a hard nut to crack. GERD has completely changed the Geo and Hydro politics of the North East Africa Sub region. No choice, we have to live it.

  154. antibeast says:
    @Hiram of Tyre

    I wouldn’t say it was entirely from within. The IMF’s assault on the Soviet Union (set forth at the 16th G7 Summit to thwart indigenous reforms, pushed by Bush/Tatcher and made possible with the purge of Russian officials opposing in enthroning Yeltsin and IMF-backed officials) was probably the biggest nail in the coffin.

    The West installed Yeltsin AFTER the Soviet Union imploded with the support of Western-influenced Fifth Columnists. But I was referring to Gorbachev’s era when his twin programs of glasnost and perestroika caused the rapid dissolution of the Soviet Union whose centrally-planned command economy had been suffering from excessive investment in heavy industries which was overly dependent upon the military-industrial complex to the detriment of consumer goods, enterprise technology and other industrial sectors.

    • Thanks: Hiram of Tyre
  155. Parbes says:
    @Robjil

    “The thing I am trying to get across is that Turkey should honor the past of its land that it stands on.”

    Yes, it should – but don’t expect anything like that to happen with the current Islamofascist-ultranationalist coalition of neo-Ottoman wannabes controlling the country. Those in power in Turkey today are converting the historical Hagia Sophia – originally built as a Byzantine Christian temple – from a museum into a fucking MOSQUE; and you are expecting them to “honor the past of the land”. Good luck with that, man!

    “I know that Turkey is a large nation. The western part would be more similar to Greeks in DNA and eastern part closer to the Caucasus and Iran in its DNA.”

    This is faulty thinking and visualization of national genetic structures. The population of what is Turkey today, is not simply a sort of genetic cline from “Greeks in the Western part” to “the Caucasus and Iran in the Eastern part”. The majority of the population in Western Anatolia are not simply Islamized Greeks calling themselves Turks; and the majority in Eastern Anatolia are not simply Caucasians and Iranians calling themselves Turks (I’m talking about the non-Kurdish majority areas). There IS an actual Turkish ethnos consisting of the descendants of those Turks who invaded and immigrated from Central Asia in waves centuries ago, which is DOMINANT genetically and culturally all across the country from East to West (notwithstanding all the historical admixtures, local & individual variations etc.). Turks in Eastern Anatolia and Western Anatolia have much more in common with one another genetically and culturally, than they do with Greeks, Iranians etc. across the border.
    By your logic, “in Iran, which is a large nation, the Western part would be more similar to Turks in DNA and Eastern part closer to Afghans, Pakistanis and Turkmenistanis in its DNA.” It doesn’t work like that, man, and you know it. Instead, what you have in Iran, is the existence of several major ethnic groups – the historically, culturally and overall dominant Persians; the Azeri Turks; the Kurds; the Arabs of Khuzestan; some Baluchis and nomadic Turkmen, etc. – which tend to be numerically dominant in certain ***regions of their own***, but intermixed and kinda-sorta assimilated in others (especially urban centers).

  156. Owen C. says:

    I wonder what Schiigumen Sergii would think of Erdogan’s move re: the Hagia Sophia.

  157. @Robjil

    Do you know any Turks?

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @vot tak
  158. Anonymous[327] • Disclaimer says:

    Most people are aware of the present conflict between Christian Armenia and autocratic Muslim Turkic Azerbaijan.

    Now, Turkey has threatened to intervene.

    That’s 90 million Muslims against perhaps 2 and 1/2 million Christian Armenians.

    A second Genocide against Armenians could occur.

    But many alleged “Evangelical Christians” in the West are siding with Azerbaijan because the latter has lots of natural gas and oil.

    And why do these “Evangelical Christians” side with Azerbaijan? Because Azerbaijan and Israel are allies, and Evangelicals love Israel.

    The Neo-cons and Jewish groups are all in for Azerbaijan. Israel supplies Azerbaijan with billions in weapons and Israel gets a lot of its oil from Azerbaijan.

    The American Jewish Committee is particularly pro-Azerbaijani:

    For example, this article explains a lot of this:

    Hypocritical Jewish Organizations and the Armenian Genocide

    https://countercurrents.org/2019/06/hypocritical-jewish-organizations-and-the-armenian-genocide/

    • Troll: vot tak
    • Replies: @vot tak
  159. Robjil says:
    @Sya Beerens

    The thing I can’t understand is why Turkey does not respect the past of the land it holds.

    Egypt respects ancient Egypt.

    There is no good reason for Turkey to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

    It just inflames things. It creates a situation where Israel will get the OK to turn the Temple Mount int0 the Third Temple.

    The recent burning of churches deludes people that it is OK to tamper with past. Since, it can happen at anytime?

    People are people. Respect the history of the land that one stands on wherever one is in the world. Simple as that.

  160. vot tak says:
    @Anonymous

    You zionazi-(very)gay guardianistas are down there at the bottom with gay edgar hoover.

  161. vot tak says:
    @Sya Beerens

    Do you know anyone besides fellow israelis/zionazi-gay israeli wannabees?

    Rhetorical question, btw, shlomo guardianista.

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
  162. FYI: Family of Federal Judge Involved in Epstein Case Shot Inside Home

    The son of Federal judge Esther Salas was shot and killed and her husband was injured, in North Brunswick, N.J., on July 20, 2020
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/family-of-federal-judge-involved-in-epstein-case-shot-inside-home_3430659.html

  163. Poco says:
    @Sya Beerens

    Blacks are massively incarcerated because they are massively criminal. Police seldom murder blacks. Mostly, blacks die at the hands of police when they fight the police. Who said anything about being pissed mental defect?

  164. Poco says:
    @Thomas Milton

    I take anything someone tells me with a grain of salt but a fellow I know told me he made an appointment to be tested for covid-19. They gathered his information over the phone and gave him an appointed time to come in and be tested. He was unable to make the appointment to be tested. A week later he received his test result as positive for covid for a test he never took.

  165. The Saker speaks in general terms about Erdogan which doesnt produce any clarity whatsoever about the actions of the Turkish leader.
    When leaders behave like he has done on multiple occasions and all you hear is that he wants to be a new Ottoman sultan, there is something missing.

    In most cases I think the Saker would discover that Erdogan was motivated by the wests provocations.
    Be it the US/UKs threat about letting a Kurdish state materialise or be it economic warfare, hits against the Turkish currency.

    That is what brings about internal unrest and that is when some potential stooges of the empire among the turkish opposition might be launched by the imperialists.

    And that is when the leadership often senses the need to align the public by some demonstration of force.

    I am not familiar with Turkish internal politics or with the personnages among them but virtually everywhere there exists a potential for regime change and the US/UK know how to trigger it.

    Perhaps the Saker doesnt know much more than I do about the current internal political situation in Turkey?, and if so it would clearly be of mutual interest for us if somebody could be brought to explain it to us.

    We know through Sibel Edmonds that Gulen was involved with Natos Gladio B so he certainly looks like a stooge of the empire but he is in the US.

    This link mentions how the Cia softened Gulens image after he financed his movements through smuggling Afghan opium.

    https://www.newturkey.today/Gladio-B/index.html

    But what is going on inside Turkey that we need to know for interpreting Turkey’s actions?

  166. Another piece with the standard demented ravings of Saker. Now he’s looking for AngloZionists under his bed along with the Ukrainian Nazis. Now he thinks that Bartholomew is a CIA puppet. he’s a far bigger idiot than I thought. Looks like the asylum really needs to take net access away from the poor fool. It’s simply making his condition worse.

  167. Thx for the attempted overview complicated as conditions have become in those places mentioned, provocative as always you are. The implications involving the North Africa region are illuminating although there is some dispute about the CoronaCon ruse & exploitation.

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