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Amidst the worldwide pandemic induced scare most of us have probably lost track of all the other potential dangers which still threaten international peace and stability. Allow me to list just a few headlines which, I strongly believe, deserve much more attention than what they got so far. Here we go:

  • Military Times: “5 Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela amid US pressure tactics
  • Time: “5 Iranian Tankers Head to Venezuela Amid Heightened Tensions Between U.S. and Tehran
  • FoxNews: “Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela in effort to undermine US sanctions

Notice that Military Times speaks of “US pressure tactics”, Time of “tensions” and FoxNews of “efforts to undermined US sanctions”?

I don’t think that this is a coincidence. Folks in the US military are much more in touch with reality than the flag-waving prostitutes which some people call “reporters” or “journalists”.

Furthermore, the US has embarked on a new policy to justify its acts of piracy on the high seas with something called Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) all under the pretext of the war on drugs. To get a better understanding of the context of these developments I asked a specialist of Maritime issues of our community, NatSouth, who replied the following: (stress added)

If a ship does not comply with the request to be boarded, it is usual that the pursuing authorities must gain the permission of the ‘flag’ state prior to boarding, on the high seas and the pursuit has to have started in the coastal state’s jurisdictional waters. The caveat here is that in the Caribbean – Caribbean Regional Maritime Agreement (CRA) – (long name: Agreement Concerning Co-operation in Suppressing Illicit Maritime and Air Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in the Caribbean Area). So, there is an agreement with participating coastal states on boardings and pursuits in EEZs and the like. You can find more on the legal aspects of boardings at sea here: https://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2344&context=hlr and more info on so-called “consensual boardings” here: https://www.lawteacher.net/free-law-essays/international-law/the-legal-implications-of-consensual-boarding-international-law-essay.php

The anti-drug/ counterterrorism angle allows the U.S. Navy and the USCG to carry out interdictions on the high seas. Important point to note whether this approach will be taken to interdict the tankers, given that Venezuela is a declared narco-State. The absurdity is that Venezuela isn’t the primary transit point in the region, Colombia holds that honour. https://orinocotribune.com/narco-state-the-report-that-leaves-venezuela-on-the-sidelines-of-the-cocaine-route/

If I could add at this point, the origins are that Venezuela didn’t wish to play ball with Washington anymore, specifically with the DEA back in 2005, squaring the circle of sorts, (or should that be a vicious circle cunningly used by Washington, because who is going to argue with that narrative, aka the war on terror). March: SOUTHCOM’s Adm. Faller: “There will be an increase in US military presence in the hemisphere later this year. This will include an enhanced presence of ships, aircraft, & security forces to reassure our partners… & counter a range of threats to include illicit narco-terrorism.” At the same time, the State dept released this https://twitter.com/StateDept/status/1260988270302777350 so the US could effectively carry out boardings under the guise of counterterrorism as well.

While the Iranian tankers were in the Mediterranean, Washington released a (delayed) “Global Maritime Sanctions Advisory”, to the maritime industry, setting out guidelines to shipowners and insurers to enable them to avoid the risks of sanctions penalties related to North Korea, Syria and Iran. This also concerns oil exports from Iran, (but doesn’t apply to Iranian flagged ships). This came after the State Dept gave warning notice to oil companies to stop operations, including Rosneft (Russia), Reliance (India) and Repsol (Spain).

Then NatSouth concluded the following:

Under international law, every merchant ship must be registered with a flag state, which has jurisdiction over the vessel. Hence, this time, the use of Iranian-flagged tankers, as a direct response from Washington’s latest version of restating “maximum pressure” campaign on enforcement of Iran and Venezuela sanctions, (back in Feb, literally the same language as in Aug 2019). There was talk back then of a naval embargo, which would a serious notch up in tensions. There was mention of the 4 U.S. warships in the Caribbean, the U.S. Navy tweeted about, but one the Preble went through the Panama Canal into the Pacific). https://twitter.com/USNavy/

Pretty clear, isn’t it?

What the US is doing is substituting itself for the United Nations and it is now openly claiming the right to board any vessel under whatever kind of pious pretext like, say, narco-trafficing, nuclear proliferation, sanctions against so-called “rogue states”, etc. Clearly, the AngloZionists expect everybody to roll over and take it.

How likely is that?

Let’s look at a few Iranian headlines, all from PressTV:

  • PressTV, May 16th: “Iran’s fuel shipment to Venezuela guaranteed by its missile power
  • PressTV, May 17th: “US aware Iran will respond ‘very strongly’ if Venezuela-bound ships attacked: Analyst
  • PressTV, May 18th: “Iran: US bears responsibility for any foolish act against tankers heading to Venezuela

Three days in a row. I think that it is fair to assume that the Iranians are trying very hard to convince Uncle Shmuel not to mess with these tankers. Does anybody seriously believe that the Iranians are bluffing?

Before we look at some of the aspects of this potential crisis, let’s just mention a few things here.

First, the US is acting in total and official illegality. Just like the bombing of Syria, the threats to Iran, or the US murderous sanctions Uncle Shmuel imposes left and right – the blockade of Venezuela is a) totally illegal and b) an act of war under international law.

Second, if USN commanders think they can operate with impunity only because the Caribbean is far away from Iran, they are kidding themselves. Yes, Iranian forces cannot defend these tankers so far away from home, nor can they take any action against the USN in the Atlantic-Caribbean theater of naval operations. But what they can and will do is retaliate against any AngloZionist target in the Middle-East, including any oil/gas tanker.

ORDER IT NOW

Third, while Venezuela’s military is tiny and weak compared to the immensely expensive and bloated US military, being immensely expensive and bloated is no guarantee of success. In fact, and depending on how the Venezuelan leadership perceives its options, there could be some very real risk for the US in any attempt to interfere with the free passage of these ships.

What do I mean by that?

Did you know that Venezuela had four squadrons of Su-30MKV for a total of 22 aircraft? Did you know that Venezuela also had an unknown number of Kh-31A supersonic anti-shipping missiles? And did you know that Venezuela had a number of S-300VM and 9K317M2 Buk-M2E long range and medium range SAMs?

True, that is nowhere near the amount of weapons systems Venezuela would need to withstand a determined US attack, but it is more than enough to create some real headaches for US planners. Do you remember what the Argentinian Air Force did to the British Navy during the Malvinas war? Not only did the Argentinians sink two Type 42 guided missile destroyers (the HMS Sheffield and the HMS Coventry) which were providing long-range radar and medium-high altitude missile picket for the British carriers, they also destroyed 2 frigates, 1 landing ship, 1 landing craft, 1 container ship. Frankly, considering how poorly defended the British carriers were, it is only luck which saved them from destruction (that, and the lack of sufficient number of Super Étendard strike aircraft and Exocet missiles). I would add here that the British military, having been defeated on many occasions, has learned the painful lessons of their past defeats and does not suffer from the cocky-sure attitude of the US military. As a result, they were very careful during the war against Argentina and that caution was one of the factors which gave a Britain well-deserved the victory (I mean that in military terms only; in moral terms this was just another imperialist war with all the evil that entails). Had the Argentinians had a modern air force and enough anti-shipping missiles, the war could have taken a very different turn.

Returning to the topic of Venezuela, war is a much more complex phenomenon than just a struggle of military forces. In fact, I strongly believe that political factors will remain the single most important determinant factor of most wars, even in the 21st century. And chances are that the Venezuelans, being the militarily weaker side, will look to political factors to prevail. Here is one possible scenario among many other possible ones:

Caracas decides that the US seizing/attacking the Iranian tankers constitutes an existential threat to Venezuela because if that action goes unchallenged, then the US will totally “strangle” Venezuela. Of course, the Venezuelan military cannot take on the immense US military, but what they could do is force a US intervention, say by attacking one/several USN vessel(s). Such an attack, if even only partially successful, would force the US to retaliate, bringing US forces closer not only to Venezuelan air defenses, but also closer to the Venezuelan people which will see any US retaliation as an illegitimate counter-counter-attack following the fully legitimate Venezuelan counter-attack.

Then there is the problem of defining victory. In the US political “culture” winning is usually defined as pressing a few buttons to fire off some standoff weapons, kill lots of civilians, and then declare that the “indispensable nation” has “kicked the other guy’s ass”. The problem with that is the following one: if they other guy is very visibly weaker and has no chance for a military victory of his own, then the best option for him is to declare that “surviving is winning” – meaning that if Maduro stays in power, then Venezuela as won. How would the US cope with that kind of narrative? Keep in mind that Caracas is a city of over two million people which even in peacetime is rather dangerous (courtesy of both regular crime and potential guerilla activities). Yet, for Maduro to “win” all he has to show is that he controls Caracas. Keep in mind that even if the US forces succeed in creating some kind of “zone of real democracy” somewhere near the Colombian border, that will mean nothing to Maduro, especially considering the terrain between the border and the capital city (please check out this very high resolution map of Venezuela or this medium resolution one). As for the notion of a USN landing on the shores of Venezuela, all we need to do is to remember how the immense Hodgepodge of units which were tasked with invading Grenada (including 2 Ranger Battalions, Navy Seals, most of an Airborne Division, etc. for a total of over 7,000 soldiers(!) against a tiny nation which never expected to be invaded (for details, and a good laugh, see here for a full list of participating US forces!) was defeated by the waves of the Caribbean and the few Cuban military engineers who resisted with small-arms fire (eventually, most of the 82AB was calling in to fix this mess).

In other words, if Maduro remains in power in Caracas then, in political terms, Venezuela wins even though it would lose in purely military terms.

This phenomenon is hardly something new, as shown by the following famous quote by Ho Chi Minh: “You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and I will win.”

By the way, this is exactly the same problem the Empire faces with Iran: as long as the Islamic Republic remains an Islamic Republic it “wins” in any exchange of strikes with the US and/or Israel.

Still, it is pretty obvious that the US can turn much of Venezuela into a smoking heap of ruins. That is true (just like what the US did to Korea, Vietnam, Iraq or Serbia and Israel what did to Lebanon in 2006). But that would hardly constitute a “victory” in any imaginable sense of the word. Again, in theory, the US might be able to secure a number of landing locations and then send in an intervention force which could try to take key locations in Caracas. But what would happen after that? Not only would the hardcore Chavistas trigger a guerilla insurrection which would be impossible to crush (when is the last time the US prevailed in a counter-insurgency war?), but many Venezuelans would expect the US to pay for reconstruction (and they would be right, according to the rules of international law, “once you take it, you own it” meaning that the US would become responsible for the socio-economic situation of the country). Finally, there is always the option of an anti-leadership “decapitating” strike of some kind. I believe that in purely military terms, the US has the know-how and resources to accomplish this. I do not believe that this option would secure anything for the US, instead – it would further destabilize the situation and would trigger some kind of reaction by the Venezuelan military both outside and inside Venezuela. If anything, the repeated failures of the various coup attempts against Chavez and Maduro prove that the the bulk of the military remains firmly behind the Chavistas (and the failed coup only served to unmask the traitors and replace them anyway!).

The bottom line is this: if Uncle Shmuel decides to seize/attack the Iranian tankers, there is not only a quasi certitude of a war between the US and Iran (or, at the very least, an exchange of strikes), but there is also a non-trivial possibility that Maduro and his government might actually decide to provoke the US into a war they really can’t win.

Is Trump capable of starting a process which will result in not one, but two wars?

You betcha he is! A guy who thinks in categories like “my button is bigger than yours” or “super-dooper weapons” obviously understands exactly *nothing* about warfare, while the climate of messianic narcissism prevailing among the US ruling classes gives them a sense of total impunity.

Let’s hope that cooler heads, possibly in the military, will prevail. The last thing the world needs today is another needless war of choice, never mind two more.

 
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  1. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    Reading his posts, I’m convinced Saker works for the Democratic Party 2020 election committee. Given his biases I don’t believe his writings about the American military.

  2. A123 says:

    We are now 3 years into Trump’s Presidency.

    — # Of Boots on the Ground in Ukraine = ZERO
    — # Of Boots on the Ground in Iran = ZERO
    — # Of Boots on the Ground in Venezuela = ZERO

    One would think that the author would detect a trend line of zero, zero, and zero. With simple analysis it is straightforward to see that the NeoCon infiltration of the GOP is over.

    — George Will and Bill Kristol left the GOP.
    — Bolton was fired by the Trump administration.

    The war party is the SJW Globalist DNC. Samantha Power and her Responsibility To Protect [R2P] theory will have boots on the ground in Ukraine within days. To protect the people, not Biden’s investment in Burisma. The NeoConDemocrats are dangerous.

    If you want to avoid war, vote Trump/Pence 2020
    ___

    By the way. If Venezuela and Iran both have functioning oil exports… Which way is the oil going in the tankers?

    PEACE 😷

  3. @Anon

    That might make sense if the Saker didn’t mock US delusions of grandeur and harshly criticize US military aggression during Democrat presidential administrations. Didn’t he, though?

    • Agree: Tsar Nicholas
    • Replies: @Moi
  4. anon[911] • Disclaimer says:

    Let’s try logic instead of effeminate emotion.

    Images supposed to be these tankers show them riding high, i.e. empty. That doesn’t make sense unless the Iranians are expecting to haul Venezuelan crude somewhere. Since that crude is high sulphur and isn’t refined just anywhere, it is not likely.

    If the images are wrong and the tankers are full, there are suggestions that they are hauling refined products such as kerosene or gasoline. What does it say about the Maduro regime that it would buy refined POL from halfway around the planet when there are substantial reserves in the ground under Venezuela? How much of the Venezuelan gold reserve would be involved in the purchase?

    Saker’s predictive record is very poor. This article is likely another example. No war this year, sorry. Try to slaker your bloodlust next year?

  5. Hum says:

    The Iranian move force the US to act. Very brave!
    The article is a kind of long and wishiwashi.

  6. Lot says:
    @Anon

    “ Given his biases I don’t believe his writings about the American military.”

    What, you don’t think 1982 UK operating 8000 miles away from home is a good model for the 2020 USA operating 500 miles from Puerto Rico?

    Not unusual that a Russian has kinky fantasies of the American military being defeated. Sad that some Americans do too.

    Fortunately for the people of Iran and Venezuela, their governments are not stupid enough to take Saker’s advice and “confront” the USA with their superdooper Russian missiles.

  7. Lot says:
    @A123

    Hey A123, I’m normally a fan, but please don’t insult Bolton like this.

    “If Venezuela and Iran both have functioning oil exports… Which way is the oil going in the tankers?”

    Venezuela has plenty of oil exports still, but the commie Maduro cronies running PDVSA let the refineries gradually break down, so they have to import their gasoline and diesel. Until the recent sanctions about a year ago, they sent crude to the US Gulf coast refineries.

  8. Namer says:

    I’m really no fan of the (((USA))) in that sense, favoring some Chinese superpower future dystopia instead.
    I also like Russia a lot, the country, people, military apparel.

    But Saker is just sooooooo retarded, his predictions are the crappiest of all and he, alongside idiots like Pepe Escobar, only knows to create a circus out of womanly gossip.
    We already have Anatoly for the Russia stuff. And you might as well search for a better military guy, at least one that’s not insufferable.

    Get a grip Ron Unz, stop paying this idiot to write articles for you.
    Pepe Escobar and Michael Hudson can go to the gutter as well.

    Try reaching these guys for a start:
    https://consciousnessofsheep.co.uk/
    http://thezman.com/wordpress/

    • Disagree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Troll: L.K
    • Replies: @GeeBee
  9. A clever analysis of how things COULD play out. Anything is possible. So far Trump has avoided new wars in all the hotspots.

    • Agree: Wally
    • Replies: @Paul holland
  10. meena says:
    @Lot

    the commie Maduro cronies running PDVSA let the refineries gradually break down, “

    Israeli firster US has crippled the manufacturing, has corrupted the banking, has reduced th40 % of its citizen into destitute, into hand to mouth existence and has siphoned trillions into failed business using the Corona kool aid .

    When told to a MAGA hiding the MIGA prints , he says:” You should leave this country if you dont support the commander in chief .We are going to Venezuela ”.

  11. All the kvetching and screeching yids lately make me happy.
    Face it, kikes, your golems are in agony, and the chinese will never accept you as fellow yellow men. And the “non-whites” will skin you alive.
    Global total Holocoasters now!

    • LOL: Daemon
  12. FB says: • Website

    Well…Saker seems to be back on mushrooms again…🍄

    I was hoping that we would see an article here on the Iranian tankers going to Venezuela, but I certainly wasn’t expecting this romper room level nonsense…

    Let’s review the basic facts of this story…right now the Iranian ships, carrying refined fuel [gasoline, kerosene, diesel etc] are sailing on the open seas to deliver the much needed fuel to Venezuela…[the Venezuelan petroleum refining industry has been the target of US sabotage and sanctions, causing a reduction in production capacity]…

    The US attempting to interdict an Iranian vessel on the high seas is something that the US is seriously contemplating…?

    I don’t think so…nothing has changed from the February Iranian bombing of US barracks in Iraq, which the US declined to answer…the fact is that the US, despite having huge numerical forces in the Mideast, is in a zugzwang precisely because all those forces are there and are easy targets for Iranian strikes, if it comes to blows with Iran…

    Let’s not forget that the US picking a fight with Iran started with Trump pulling out of the nuclear deal…did the US think about the next several moves in advance…?

    Yeah right…the grandmasters in Washington are not exactly known for planning ahead farther than the next five minutes…as we have seen repeatedly that every Iranian escalation has managed to catch these geniuses at a complete loss…

    The 200 million dollar navy unmanned aircraft shot down by Iran was followed by crickets…

    The Iranian seizure of the British tanker Stena Impero was followed by crickets…

    The barracks bombing was followed by crickets…

    One has to ask…if you knew you were going to be out of options instantly…then why did you make the first move in the first place…?

    Right now it is Iran that is making the most noise about the ships, not the US…that tells me that it is not likely that an attack of some sort against those ships is in the offing…and here I do note that at least the Saker did get one thing right…I don’t think the US military wants to pick a fight here…[to their credit…]

    Venezuela for its part has said that it will escort the Iranian ships as soon as they enter the country’s 200 km exclusive economic zone…

    So they too are rattling the sabres…I just don’t see the US now making yet another blunder against Iran, where it goes off half-cocked yet again and then has only crickets up its sleeve when Iran responds with force…

    • Agree: Daniel Rich
    • Replies: @Daniel Rich
  13. Just thought I’d inform you motherfuckers that you just murdered another (white) innocent man on Tuesday.

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article242836221.html

    • Replies: @Wally
  14. ld says:
    @Lot

    The second most exceptional people on earth.

  15. Anon[137] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    Great post and so true. Its as if Saker and Karlin wished Killary won so they could see all those new Russian military toys and the old American ones blow up the world, just so they seen some American carriers sink before the nations trade missile strikes.

    99% of Americans dont want war with Russia or China, but you wouldn’t know it by reading some columnists here. We elected a guy to keep us out of wars, drill our own oil, bring manufacturing back, and enforce our immigration/refugee laws. The DeepState/Media/Academy has fought him on all fronts. The guy his trying. His own son in law is an obstacle.

  16. Wally says:
    @A123

    said:
    “If you want to avoid war, vote Trump/Pence 2020”

    Bingo!

    Trump landslide 2020

    – Speaking of Ukraine:

    Phone Calls Between Biden And Ukraine’s Poroshenko Leaked; Details $1 Billion “Quid Pro Quo” To Fire Burisma Prosecutor: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/phone-calls-between-quid-pro-joe-biden-and-ukraines-poroshenko-leak-explicitly-details

    • Replies: @anonymous
  17. @A123

    Simplistic post. You cherry pick your infantile “no boots” data in those countries to fit your fake hypothesis. No mention of plenty of US boots in Iraq, next door to Iran. No mention of crippling US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, specifically designed to obviate the need to have boots in those countries. No mention of the ring of military bases around Iran. Plenty of boots there I should think. No mention of Shlomo boots in Honduras, ostensibly to prepare for a covert campaign againt Venezuela. And who knows what goes on in the planet’s leading hub of cocaine production and export, Colombia.

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Wally
  18. @anon

    Let’s try logic instead of effeminate emotion.

    Yes, apparently the point of these articles is to provide self-stimulation material for folks who dream of seeing America humiliated.

    In my mind, the focus should be on White countries never going to war against each other again.

    • Replies: @Herald
    , @Uomiem
  19. GeeBee says:
    @Namer

    Indeed. And I recall Saker writing, in the immediate aftermath of the Soleimani assassination almost five months ago, that (and I quote from the headline of his 5th January 2020 piece): ‘The US Is Now at War, de-Facto and de-Jure, with BOTH Iraq and Iran’. Yet in today’s article he writes: ‘The bottom line is this: if Uncle Shmuel decides to seize/attack the Iranian tankers, there is not only a quasi certitude of a war between the US and Iran (or, at the very least, an exchange of strikes), but there is also a non-trivial possibility that Maduro and his government might actually decide to provoke the US into a war they really can’t win.’

    A ‘quasi certitude of war between the US and Iran’. So what happened to his war that we were assured was already in place in early January?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  20. @Lot

    This ridiculous picture features a buzzard, not a bald eagle. Bald eagles don’t have white chests. Also the beak shape is wrong.

  21. Alfred says:

    I see that the “usual suspects” have dominated the first few slots in the comments. 🙂

    These tankers will get through and the USN will not interfere. There are simply too many possible retaliatory targets in the Middle East – including Israel.

    I would not be surprised if the Iranians put some missiles on these tankers so as to retaliate if they were going down anyway. They are immune to losses and the USA is not. Heck, they lost over a million when Iraq, with the support of the USA, Russia, France, UK, Israel etc., invaded.

    Certainly, if I were captain of one of these tankers I would insist on it. It is the only language the USN fully understands.

    • Agree: Black Picard, Robjil, Daemon
    • Replies: @Uncoy
  22. Teleros says:

    Is Trump capable of starting a process which will result in not one, but two wars?

    I rather doubt we’ll see anything much worse than the response to Suleimani’s assassination, and that’s assuming the USN actively tries to start something. My impression is that the Iranians are content to play the long game, and whilst that doesn’t mean there won’t be any retaliation, I’d be quite surprised if that escalates to an actual war.

    Given his record to date, as @A123 notes, Trump’s been good for the MIC when it comes to money, but pretty bad when it comes to actual conflicts.

    As a result, they were very careful during the war against Argentina and that caution was one of the factors which gave a Britain well-deserved the victory (I mean that in military terms only; in moral terms this was just another imperialist war with all the evil that entails).

    Those dastardly Brits defending their citizens from a literal Argentinian amphibious invasion, and on land they’d controlled since 1833 (and far far longer than Spain & Argentina). I mean, if that isn’t a clear case of naked imperialist aggression by the British, what is?

    • Replies: @Alfred
  23. @Anon

    Of course! We all know he works as the foreign policy advisor under the deluded Joe Biden.

    I wonder if Joe actually knows what his foreign policy adviser said or if he actually has a foreign policy adviser. I expect he would consider the Saker less important than the helper who butters his toast in the morning. I think using the words ‘under Joe’ might be a stretch.

    It requires awareness to know you are self-aware as it requires intelligence to know you are an idiot. Thus idiots have little self awareness. Anon 257 I rest my case.

  24. @Lot

    Not unusual that a Russian has kinky fantasies of the American military being defeated. Sad that some Americans do too.

    So, when did the Americans last win a miltary conflict? You have to go back three quarters of a century. If the Saker is fantasising, there’s plenty of stuff to feed his imaginings.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Rich
    , @AnonFromTN
  25. anon[187] • Disclaimer says:

    Malvinas

    Well, that’s a blow to the ol’ credibility and no mistake

  26. Realist says:

    This article brought out lots of trolls.

    • Agree: Olivier1973, mark green
  27. Realist says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    So, when did the Americans last win a miltary conflict? You have to go back three quarters of a century. If the Saker is fantasising, there’s plenty of stuff to feed his imaginings.

    It has been a long, long time…but the point is not to win a war…the point is to make the Deep State more wealthy and powerful. There is no money in winning a war…there is money in prolonging a war. America has turned into evil personified.

    • Replies: @Emily
    , @Melotte 22
  28. Truth3 says:

    …Venezuela wins even though it would loose in purely military…

    Keeping with American kids failure to learn how to spell, so called Saker (((Faker))) must be using his kids to keystroke his misadventures.

    Lose. L O S E. Lose. Means, not to win. Lose.

    Not Loose. Like in… Faker Saker is always loose with the facts.

    Shekel snatching Gatekeeper clown. Go back to your bosses at Mossad and tell them your days collecting ID’s of The Awoken are over.

  29. padre says:
    @Anon

    No shit?In what way is this pro democrats?You criticize the one that runs the show!For instance, if you say Trump is a moron, that is not pro democrats,but simple fact!

    • Agree: AnonFromTN
  30. Herald says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Yes, apparently the point of these articles is to provide self-stimulation material for folks who dream of seeing America humiliated.

    Nobody has to dream, it’s happening already and the US needs no help from anyone else.

    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
  31. Alfred says:
    @Teleros

    The only reason the British retook the Falklands is that they thought there was oil under its massive continental shelf.

    The husband of prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Denis Thatcher, was a director of BP (British Petroleum) – which was originally called the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.

    Efforts to find oil have been largely unsuccessful. This project is really paltry compared to the output of Middle Eastern oil fields –Falklands’ oil company lays out plans for production: 85.000 bpd at peak output

    Whenever someone goes to war, follow the money and you will invariably get a better idea of what is really going on.

  32. A123 says:
    @Justsaying

    Simplistic post.

    Reality in this case very simple.

    — Water is wet.
    — Trump will not put boots on the ground.
    — Gravity pulls things down.

    That you deny the obvious is disturbing. You need to stop obtaining information from CNN correspondent Saker.

    … plenty of US boots in Iraq,

    Globalist Bush put boots on the ground in Iraq destroying the primary check on Iranian agression. Globalist Obama further emboldened the violent theocracy by sending pallets of money and encouraging a nuclear arms race via his “time limit” driven JCPOA.

    Trump has to fix the disaster left by his predecessors. Fortunately, that can be done by containing the violent sociopath Ayatollah Khameni. Eventually the Iranian people will over throw the authoritarian theocracy that is oppressing them.
    ______

    Trump’s attempts to deal with issues has been hampered the Fake Stream Media. Why don’t you call out the propagandists at NYT, WaPo… for their double standards?

    — Love fixed JCPOA timelines permitting Iranian nuclear weapons development.
    — Hate fixed timelines for withdrawing from Afghanistan.
    ______

    One more question. If Venezuela is a utopia of perfection, “Why are they unable to refine gasoline?” Are you saying that utopian socialism is totally dependant on U.S. capitalism? That doesn’t sound like utopia…

    If Iran has to ship refined fuel to the Socialist Utopia of Venezuela that means Venezuela has *worse* infrastructure than *post-war* Iraq. Why would Trump invade anything as pathetic as the failed Venezuelan Utopia?

    PEACE 😷

  33. I think it’s pretty clear what the U.S. intends to do. What is not clear is the Russian and Chinese response. Because while both powers talk tough they are consistently weak in action. And the U.S. knows this. Similarly, in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy goes wherever it pleases and all China does is…mouth empty words. The U.S. will move nuclear weapons into Poland and Russia will actually do nothing.

    So, the U.S. can now police the ships and trade of the oceans because Russia and China are too plain out cowardly to resist.

    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @anonymous
  34. anonymous[417] • Disclaimer says:

    If your Trump is trying to do as his Maw promised us he would in her 2016 campaign in which she said if only we would make her Trumpy President, his first grade cherry red sucker would not have melted in his mouth and stained the front of his pretty blue playsuit, his hands and fingers would not be sticky sucker cheery red .. and his diapers would not be in need of immediate change.

    I suggest his maw should bath him, clean his ass up, change his clothes, and remind him, she sent him into the world to make good on the 2016 campaign promises she made for him. His maw promised her fellow American friends, if only they would make her son, CIC, she would see to it that he would retreat to America all USA supported, uniformed, and government contract persons from foreign lands, and she said, once these warriors were on board in domestic America she would see to it that these retreated personnel would be returned to the private sector. Her friends believed her, and baby Trump was elected.

    If try-so-hard-to-do-as-his-mother- promised – Trumpy had done as his Maw promised, the private oil and gas enterprises, those pushing for war against Venezuela and Iran, would have to raise their own armies and pay for their own leg breaking wars, and do so, without themselves becoming, War on Terror<=cannon fodder.

    The war on Terror was developed to shield and exempt wall street funded corporate mafia from
    1. being branded terrorist
    2. being seen as Banksters with guns. (Armies deny or displace economic competition).
    3. suffering the enormous cost of raising armies to force its economic will on others by use of warfare.

    In other words, without a government to provide nation state and international legitimacy, warriors engaged in private capital economic competition (like oil wars) would be branded terrorist, without a government to extract from the pockets of those the government governs, the cost of private capital warfare, the largest line item expense account on the wall street financial statements would likely be "Cost of Conducting Armed Warfare for economic gain" and the warriors engaged in wall street anti competition actions would be branded terrorists instead of capitalist. . The recent distribution of welfare funds to over SARS CoV 2 virus caused pandemic victims proves my point, for every $1 governed Americans received, Corporate USA got $1,000,000.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
    , @Patagonia Man
  35. MLK says:
    @A123

    You’re middle schooler naive or disingenuous if you don’t accept the enduring objective, getting rid of Trump. The 2016 alignment, foreign and domestic, that attempted to throw the election to Hilary hasn’t changed.

    Whatever nuances exist for other powers in contending with a POTUS Trump — i.e. they want him gone but can no longer openly assist in that effort, doesn’t apply to either Iranian or Venezuelan regimes.

    It’s really quite something how most everyone has memory-holed recent relevant history. Soleimani was taken out to foil an Iranian/Democrat plot using Iraqi militias controlled by Iran to seize American embassy personnel in a replay of the ’79-’80 Iranian Hostage Crisis that sunk Carter’s reelection.

    This explains Pelosi’s inexplicable delay at the end of last year in transmitting the Democrats’ articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

    Heck, MSDNC has been giving over 1/3 of their screen to virus stats, mimicking the daily blaring hostage reminders in 1980 right up until election day.

    For Iran, the outcome of the upcoming US election isn’t even a close call. The Obama Administration gifted it regional dominance. Like China on trade, there is only downside in any negotiations with this real POTUS.

    As I’ve explained previously, the danger is Iran being in a position akin to Japan in the lead-up to its Pearl Harbor attack. This is heightened by a domestic US political context in which Democrats will exploit any attack to remove Trump.

    Trump has so far neutralized all of these myriad gambits in the Middle East. Which explains why they’ve moved at least for the moment to Venezuela.

    Remember, Trump has brilliantly played the Venezuela basket-case against both China and Russia. It’s a money-pit for them with no end or face-saving out in sight. It’s telling — and in an altogether good way — that Iran is taking the lead here.

    • Replies: @Truth3
    , @AnonFromTN
  36. gotmituns says:

    Here’s a good idea. Reinstitute our Yang-tze patrol and make China accept our missionaries and drugs. That should start a good size “squabble.”

  37. JQ says:

    “The bottom line is this: if Uncle Shmuel decides to seize/attack the Iranian tankers, there is not only a quasi certitude of a war between the US and Iran (or, at the very least, an exchange of strikes), but there is also a non-trivial possibility that Maduro and his government might actually decide to provoke the US into a war they really can’t win.”

    We have been reading predictions of this war for the last 40 years.
    Sorry but nothing is going to happen, but threats of retaliation, and as you put it, just a few
    exchange of strikes.

    And yes, Venezuela has some ‘advanced’ weapons and aircraft, but they have never been in a war, the best their soldiers have ever done is kill some protesters and their army is undertrained and lack real experience. I’m positive Colombia or Peru (Which both fought their guerillas) are way better.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  38. Cleburne says:

    Nothing like waking up clown-world headlines from The Saker’s fascinating fantasy life. I can almost smell the sunscreen and Florida sunshine, and the gefilte fish and brisket from the curbside pickup at Manny’s Romanian Diner in Miami from here.

    I’m definitely no fan of Yankee adventurism and meddling, but for the love of God, the Saker is such complete and utter garbage.

  39. Emily says:
    @Realist

    Come on Realist – be fair.
    They won against Granada in the most difficult circumstances.
    They apparently forgot the maps of the island and had to raid the local tourist shops.
    If you can win in the face of adversity like that, China, Russia and Iran are push overs.

    • LOL: Realist
  40. Biff says:
    @A123

    One more question. If Venezuela is a utopia of perfection, “Why are they unable to refine gasoline?” Are you saying that utopian socialism is totally dependant on U.S. capitalism? That doesn’t sound like utopia…

    One more question. If America is a utopia of perfection, “Why are they unable to manufacture medicine?” Are you saying that utopian capitalism is totally dependent on Chinese communism? That doesn’t sound like utopia….

    • LOL: botazefa, FB, Daniel Rich
    • Replies: @A123
    , @Daniel Rich
  41. @Herald

    Nobody has to dream, it’s happening already and the US needs no help from anyone else.

    Yeah there is truth in that, but the point is, we are the only ones who can do it. No external power provides any kind of deep threat to America.

    • Replies: @Herald
    , @Francis Meyrick
  42. Parfois1 says:
    @anonymous

    Very good, humourous and pungent.

  43. @Ray Caruso

    A buzzard is a more apt symbol of the US in 2020 than an eagle anyway.

    • Replies: @GeeBee
  44. @Alfred

    It was “war fever” also, to help Thatcher’s Tories win the 1983 UK General Election – giving them the most decisive election victory since that of the 1945 Labour Party’s win. My point is the timing was utterly contrived.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Francis Meyrick
  45. The end result of a US war against Venezuela would be millions of Venezuelans in America. On the bright side, they have the hottest women in Latin America.

    • LOL: Patagonia Man
    • Replies: @J. Gutierrez
  46. @anonymous

    Agreed.

    Another way of saying it is: the USG is socializing the costs while allowing the profits to be privatized – which is the perfect definition of State Capitalism, aka Centrally Planned Capitalism.

  47. GeeBee says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    A vulture might be the ideal bird to represent Z-USA…

    • Agree: Emily
    • Replies: @Moi
  48. A123 says:
    @Biff

    Are you saying that utopian capitalism is totally dependent on Chinese communism?

    ROTFL

    The U.S. Was intentionally sabotaged by SJW Globalist DNC politicians selected by the CCP, such as Joe Biden.

    Fortunately, your Socialist DNC is on the run….

    PEACE 😷
    _______

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @450.org
    , @Greg Bacon
    , @FB
  49. 450.org says:

    Trump is merely a foil. A tool. A front man. Pompeo is the TRUE REAL threat. Pompeo is the most dangerous person on this planet. If he ascends to the throne, hundreds of millions will perish under his reign and perhaps billions. He’s a contemporary American version of Hermann Wilhelm Göring and he has the prodigious girth to prove it.

    Ask yourselves, considering we know in hindsight what Göring was and what he was capable of, imagine the opposition to Nazi Germany armed with that knowledge before Hitler and the Nazis rose to power. Surely they would have had a different strategy than what they did have. Surely they would have done everything in their power to prevent the ascent of these criminally insane psychopaths.

    This is where we are at this point in history. Trump is a foil who is wittingly or wittingly paving the way for full-throated fascism in America and Pompeo is the capable and competent autocrat who will head it up. The groundwork is being prepared and currently there is no effective opposition. The Dems are not opposition. They are the other side of the same coin. Just as the Social Democrats in Germany enabled the rise of the fascists via their feckless leadership, so too the Dems are enabling the rise of fascism in America.

    Pompeo and his wife are the Görings reincarnated. Evil doesn’t disappear, it merely reconstitutes and manifests again and again in various forms, and sometimes or many times those forms resemble their previous forms as is the case with the Pompeos.

    Fat and drunk with power.

    • Agree: FB, Ray Caruso
    • Disagree: GazaPlanet
  50. Rich says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    I’m curious, what constitutes a victory to you guys? Must the earth be salted and the people sold into slavery? In Iraq their military was destroyed and a puppet government installed. In Afghanistan their military was destroyed or forced into the bush while an American puppet sits in Kabul. And those are just the last two wars. The US military is still undefeated, as long as you obey and the spice flows, the US will allow you to rant and rave all you want. Maduro can tremble all he wants in his compound in Caracas, but he only gets Iranian oil if the US let’s him.

  51. Moi says:
    @RadicalCenter

    The US Government makes Al Capone look like a law-abiding citizen.

    • LOL: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @DaveE
  52. Moi says:
    @GeeBee

    I would suggest a blood-sucking leech.

  53. vot tak says:

    Venezuelan Military to Escort Iranian Tankers Delivering Fuel – Defense Minister

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202005201079369359-venezuelan-military-to-escort-iranian-tankers-delivering-fuel—defense-minister/

    “Venezuela’s military will escort Iranian tankers delivering fuel to the country when they enter Venezuela’s exclusive economic zone, the country’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino revealed Wednesday.

    In a state television interview, Padrino said the escort would “welcome them in and thank the Iranian people for their solidarity and cooperation,” Reuters reported. Padrino also said that the Venezuelan government had been in contact with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.

    US sanctions on Venezuela have strangled the South American country’s economy. In January, the country was forced to shut down its last oil refinery. Despite the fact that the primary export is petroleum, Venezuela is currently experiencing a fuel shortage.

    On Friday, an Iranian news agency warned the US against taking action against several Iranian-flagged tankers transporting fuel to Venezuela.

    “If the United States, just like pirates, intends to create insecurity on international waterways, it would be taking a dangerous risk and that will certainly not go without repercussion,” Iran’s Nour News Agency said, citing reports that US warships were en route to intercept the tankers in the Caribbean.

    ​Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi on Sunday also warned that “the US itself will have to suffer repercussions that arise out of any unthinking measure [that it could take]” against Venezuela-bound Iranian fuel tankers.

    “Should the Americans take any measure against our vessels’ free and legal movement around, they would face our decisive response,” Mousavi told reporters in Tehran.”

    The zionazi-gay quisling trump regime is likud enough owned to attack those Iranian and Venezuelan vessels, thinking they can get away with anything. Using the trump traitors to carry out its lawlessness suits israel fine, the sods have been getting away with this psywar sleight of hand with trump since late 2015.

    • Replies: @anon
  54. Strategy of tension: We may need to keep this in mind, if the scenario with shipping on the high seas between Iran & Venezuela escalates …

    In the US’s attempts to prevent China from becoming the world’s largest economy (which it already was in value of exports and imports by 2013) the US is becoming more and more a pathetic caricature of itself!

    Don’t be surprised if the argument used to justify such actions becomes: threatening trading nations with privateers could strengthen deterrence … privateering is not piracy – there’s rules and commissions.

    Unleash the Privateers!
    “The United States should issue letters of marque to fight Chinese aggression at sea”(sic)
    https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2020/april/unleash-privateers

    If the Founding Fathers were alive today – they’d be rolling over in their graves …. LOL

    • Replies: @Thomas Milton
  55. vot tak says:

    “You betcha he is! A guy who thinks in categories like “my button is bigger than yours” or “super-dooper weapons” obviously understands exactly *nothing* about warfare, while the climate of messianic narcissism prevailing among the US ruling classes gives them a sense of total impunity.”

    Last autumn saker awarded trump his coveted “man of the year” award for not starting any new wars….

  56. Meena says:
    @Anon

    “99% of Americans dont want war”

    99% of Americans dont want lot of things , actually most of the things ,wanted by 1%, are not even expected by 99% . They are conditioned now not to seek them but support the ownership and liking of the 1% .

    They don’t want even to be educated and informed , They want the bliss of the ignorance actively sustained by the Zionist.

  57. WJ says:
    @A123

    Completely agree. Trump has had less combat action in his first term than any other president since Jimmy Carter. He is clearly reluctant engaging us in any long term conflict , especially land campaigns, unlike Obama who got conned into conducting a surge in Afghanistan that produced the vast majority of overall US dead and wounded in that 19 year war.

    Bolton is a pig. Good riddance.

  58. Biff says:
    @A123

    Fortunately, your Socialist DNC is on the run….

    The electronic voting machines think different.

  59. To answer the Saker’s question. No. Trump is a builder by trade. To get any project completed you need to hire the connected subcontractors. As frustrating as the Trump presidency has been, its what he has done – hire the connected subcontractors. They’ve screwed him over royally. Then there is the pesky fact that Trump refuses to ditch Kushner: his kosher handler. However any proud man like Trump can’t let them win in any meaningful way. So any fun and games warfare will likely be in DC, especially after the sinking of the USS Economy. Also it doesn’t hurt Tiffany has a more impressive and connected beau. Laugh all you want, but its how the Trump world turns.

    • Replies: @FB
  60. 450.org says:
    @A123

    Americans for Limited Government my ass. Bull. There are no Americans for limited government. Those who claim they are for limited government, are not for limited government. It’s just talk.

    The military is the government. The official military budget is approaching a trillion dollars per year. Of course, the unofficial military budget has exceeded a trillion a year for while now.

    That’s not limited government and neither is it limited government when the government tells women they must carry rape babies to term.

    Plus, the corporations are the government for all intents and purposes, so, if you want to oppose tyranny, you first and foremost must oppose too-big-to-fail corporations and corporate governance. Corporations are quintessential tyrannies.

    • Agree: Herald
  61. @Anon

    You’re my fellow American and I share your sentiments and care about you and our nation. Indeed, I voted for Trump largely for the reasons you just stated. But we have got to stop being so naive and gullible or things will keep getting worse.

    “Jared Kushner is an obstacle” is an untenable excuse, given that Trump is the one who put his disloyal son-in-law there and can remove him any time he wants.

    How about Americans first in America and mind our business elsewhere, as the liar promised. We will need someone other than Trump, and other than the existing political parties, to get this done.

    Cut out the “Federal” Reserve and its member banks and lend directly from the US Treasury to US Citizens to refinance all their debts at zero interest through a public bank.

    Slash the military and war budget — not our force levels and actual DEFENSE — so we can lower our annual deficit and thus our interest payments.

    Cut out the medical corporations raping us and build publicly owned factories to manufacture our most commonly prescribed medications and most commonly used medical devices. Sell them to US Citizens at cost — NO markup permitted by scumbag doctors and hospitals.

    Place our God-given natural resources under public ownership and use the profits to pay a monthly Universal Basic Income to all US Citizens (21 and up) who are not incarcerated and have filed fed income tax returns for the past three years.

    To further pay for the UBI and fund universal medical insurance for US Citizens, raise taxes heavily on the elite — the top one half of one percent of US Households, people “earning” more than $10 million per year — and nail their tax-avoiding “trusts” and “foundations” as well.

    Then stop importing masses of people — the only chance of making a generous social safety net affordable without massive borrowing, inflation, or general taxation. All of THAT would be Americans First in America, and we hear none of it from 90% of congressmen and “party officials.” Including our golden boy trump.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Melotte 22
  62. Clyde says:
    @Lot

    Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst … – The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/world/americas/venezuela-economy.html
    May 17, 2019 · Meridith Kohut for The New York Times. Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say … Maracaibo, was once Venezuela’s oil powerhouse.

    Lots of photos. How idiot commies of Venezuela have fu#*(@ up their vast oil fields. That are thick/sour crude anyway so were always difficult to lift out of the ground.

    • Thanks: A123
    • Replies: @anon
    , @AnonFromTN
  63. Alfred says:
    @John Thurloe

    because Russia and China are too plain out cowardly to resist.

    Are in a hurry for a hot war between the USA and these two countries? Do you have any idea what that might look like?

    Luckily, there are some people who know about the consequences. I hope they keep you far away from any buttons.

    • Agree: Emily
    • Replies: @haha
  64. @Ray Caruso

    Yeah that totally undermines his point.

    Isn’t it time to stop thumping our chest and implying that we will use aggression abroad, while we don’t even secure our own borders from interlopers, protect european and Asian Americans from daily African violence right here at home, and ensure that hardworking US Citizens don’t become homeless or lose their medical care whenever an economic shock hits? First things first. Americans first in America, and mind our damn business far abroad.

  65. Alfred says:
    @450.org

    Since you seem to be an expert, tell us more about the crimes of Goering – raiding museums and suchlike.

    From what I read, he was a flying ace in WW1. Did Pompeo ever do anything where his fat ass was on the line?

    Fighter Pilot: Hermann Göring – “Blue Max” Winner

    • Agree: Truth3
  66. “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”

    ― Mark Twain

  67. @Rich

    I’m curious, what constitutes a victory to you guys?

    Well, it’s hardly a victory if you are in Afghanistan after nineteen years and still taking casualties. And you may not be salting the earth, but you are sewing it with landmines and depleted uranium, and you are slaughtering innocents in wedding parties by droning them.

    And the 22 US service veterans who commit suicide every day don’t seem to agree with you either.

    • Agree: AnonFromTN
  68. Teleros says:
    @Alfred

    The only reason the British retook the Falklands is that they thought there was oil under its massive continental shelf.

    Perhaps, though the impression I get is that without Maggie in charge the FCO would’ve been happy to throw the inhabitants under the bus just on general principles. Point was merely that the Saker’s wrong about it being a case of British imperialism or somesuch. I figure it’s always a happy situation when strategic and moral interests happen to align, as they did in the Falklands.

    • Replies: @Emily
    , @Tsar Nicholas
    , @Alfred
  69. Herald says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Yeah there is truth in that, but the point is, we are the only ones who can do it. No external power provides any kind of deep threat to America.

    If that is so, then why does the US feel the continual need to threaten others? Well past time for the US to stop sticking its big nose into things that are not its business.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @A123
  70. Rich says:
    @450.org

    Hermann Goring was a hot shot pilot and war hero who received the Iron Cross in WW1. Are you of the opinion that his poor decision making at Dunkirk makes him an object of derision? He probably wasn’t the best choice to run thr Gerrman Air Force in WW2, but he served his country as well as anyone could ask, his daughter loved him and he chose an honorable way to die when confronted by the illegal kangaroo court at Nuremberg.

    • Agree: Truth3
  71. Sorry, Saker. I know a thing or two about Venezuela and Venezuelans. Frankly, they are the most incompetent, cowardly fools in South America (with an honorable exception here or there). Most of the population of Venezuela is made up of the very dregs of Latin America. Lazy, dishonest, resentful, violent towards the weak (Venezuelan muggers are the most dangerous in Latin America) and cringing before the strong. As a general rule I agree that the U.S. should avoid interfering in such places, but I make an exception of these scoundrels. A good curb stomping would do these Communists a world of good. And I would announce that we no longer recognize the Venezuelan Armed Forces as legitimate military organizations and if a single U.S. serviceman was injured or killed, a hundred of them would be hanged in reprisal.

  72. @Rich

    The US is mostly withdrawn or withdrawing from Afghanistan while the taliban remains sufficiently strong and popular to hold much of the country.

    As for Iraq, their parliament told us to get our troops out, and we should.

    In Syria the US government is rightly afraid to harm the russian troops, who are there by the president’s invitation — a president no less legitimate and no more brutal than many of the us regime’s “allies” and partners in crime, such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the phony self-declared Guiado of Venezuelan fame.

    Love America and our people, as I do, but let’s not make ourselves look foolish beating our chest and claiming conclusive military strategic victories where there are none.

    • Replies: @Rich
  73. @A123

    So when will WE overthrow the deeply indebted, deeply dishonest, authoritarian homosexual-glorifying African-worshipping anti-theocracy that’s ruling US? I mean through peaceful lawful means, just to clarify.

    Seems like the Iranian “regime” — meaning a government that the US and bankers don’t sufficiently control or profit from — has as much chance of existing largely intact twenty years from now as the US regime.

    • Replies: @A123
  74. Clyde says:
    @Herald

    If that is so, then why does the US feel the continual need to threaten others? Well past time for the US to stop sticking its big nose into things that are not its business.

    Do you have a similar message for the Chinese Communist Party? How about the Russians, though the Chinese are 10x worse than Russkies.

    • Replies: @Herald
  75. anon[199] • Disclaimer says:
    @vot tak

    Earlier this year the navy of Venezuela attempted to push a cruise ship around. The cruise ship was slightly damaged.

    The Venezuelan naval patrol vessel sank.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52151951

    Definitely an own goal.

    • Troll: vot tak
    • Replies: @vot tak
  76. A123 says:
    @Herald

    … why does the US feel the continual need to threaten others?

    Let me fix that for you.

    …why does Iran feel the continual need to threaten others? Well past time for Iran to stop sticking its rag head into things that are not its business.

    Iran has been non-stop hostile toward the world for 40+ yr starting with violating international law, holding diplomats hostage for 444 days.

    The deranged Ayatollah and his Mullahs continue to threaten to everyone to this day. Fortunately, the world is waking up to the evil of the Iranian theocracy. Putin is gradually forcing Iran out of Syria by assisting with IDF strikes against unwanted foreign forces.

    If the Worker’s Paradise of Iran and the Socialist Utopia of Venezuela want to collapse together…. No one will care. You can be 100% sure that Trump will not place boots on the ground to occupy either cesspool nation.

    PEACE 😷

    • Troll: Alfred
    • Replies: @Truth3
    , @Thomas Milton
    , @Herald
  77. Peter VE says:

    I look forward to hearing about an outbreak of COVID19 on those Iranian tankers.

  78. ML says:
    @A123

    Please retrieve your cranium from your derrière asap. Believing Trump (or the awful Biden for that matter) is a peace president is seriously delusional! NO president is a peace lover. They will do what the MIC tells them to do, or they’ll end up eating a bullet. JFK is a prime example.

  79. ML says:
    @Chris Bridges

    You are one sick war pig, CB.

  80. Amazing to watch the US placing illegal sanctions on nations then threaten those nations for defending themselves.
    Also amazing to watch the US destroying the international order it played a major hand in creating after WW2.
    Those here that don’t worry about Trump starting a major war: look out after he is re-elected.
    Then he will likely surpass the chaos, death, and destruction of Clinton/Bush/Obama combined.
    Americans warmongers here will then rejoice.

  81. A123 says:
    @RadicalCenter

    So when will WE overthrow the deeply indebted, deeply dishonest, authoritarian homosexual-glorifying African-worshipping anti-theocracy that’s ruling US? I mean through peaceful lawful means, just to clarify.

    Trump is trying to get rid of IslamoHomo that in part comes from Africa.

    The SJW DNC loves its IslamoGlobalHomo. It is also big on other forms of sexual deviance. Ilhan Omar, an African Somali, slept with her own brother. Is the correct term for that *IncestoIslamic*?

    Step #1 for ending the glorification of homosexual behaviour is, ejecting 100% of Islam from the United States. All Muslims support abnormal sexual behaviour as a matter of submission to cult dogma.

    I wish Trump would move faster getting rid of IslamoGloboHomo. Through peaceful, legal means of course.

    PEACE 😷

  82. Hegar says:

    So Britain’s defense of the Falkland Islands, fighting back the military junta, was “another imperialist war”. It is laughable to see amateurs use the word “imperialist”. Always the same kiddies who complain about “consumption!!!” while wearing clothes, sitting in a house, using a cellphone or computer, eating food, walking on streets, using a toothbrush and lamps and furniture, and enjoying the services created by others – all consumption.

    Enough with the ridiculous slogan talk, Saker. It’s getting as embarrassing as the talk of the Chinese loving their government and participating in local politics, which they don’t.

    As for the Falkland Islands, they were uninhabited in the past, before the British started developing them. Then the junta wanted an easy war and attacked to take the British farms. How was the junta any less “imperialist” than the British? And I assume you support Indians from Mexico taking California and Texas, which belonged to Indians first? Since defending the land built by Whites is “imperialism”. Land that is better developed and used by Whites.

  83. Truth3 says:
    @MLK

    As I’ve explained previously, the danger is Iran being in a position akin to Japan in the lead-up to its Pearl Harbor attack.

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha…

    It’s the Jooz that do False Flag sneak attacks.

    You’re outed, dork-Joo.

  84. @Anon

    You are clueless if you think the issue is republicans vs democrats.

  85. Anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alfred

    By the same token, any presence of oil is likely to be the only reason Argentina would have tried to take the islands. Unless they were in desperate need of domestic wool production.

  86. Rich says:
    @RadicalCenter

    Again, and probably not for the last time, the US destroyed the Iraqi military and installed a puppet government that still bows to all American commands. The Afghan military was also destroyed, the survivors forced into the bush, controlling no major population centers. The current Afghan government is a client of the United States . The Taliban does have support, but so did the Nazis in 1945. They can’t win unless the US withdraws.

    That’s not beating a chest, that’s beating a dead horse with facts.

    As for being “afraid ” to hurt Russian troops, the US took out a bunch of Russian mercenaries a couple years ago in Syria. And besides it being smart not to want a war with Russia, by your definition the Russians are “afraid ” to hurt American troops or Israeli pilots.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @RadicalCenter
  87. Emily says:
    @Teleros

    One of the main reasons Britain went to war was not even to reclaim the Falklands,
    I was told at the time, and believe it correct, that the No 1 consideration for the British was South Georgia.
    As I remember – and stand corrected – they took that first.
    I understood that South Georgia was the basis for their claim to a share of the Antarctic and all the possible mineral and oil wealth that could be there.
    As I say – I stand corrected….

    • Agree: the grand wazoo
  88. anon[187] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clyde

    Not blaming US for it is like looking into the earthquake affected California and blame the homeless for losing their tents due to unpreparedness or looking into the WTC debris and blame the tower for causing the debris .

    Learn how to think.

  89. It’s Falkland Islands not Malvinas

  90. @Lot

    I think the condition of Vz oil fields has more to do with the illegal sanctions than Maduro.

  91. @Chris Bridges

    “And I would announce that we no longer recognize the Venezuelan Armed Forces as legitimate military organizations and if a single U.S. serviceman was injured or killed, a hundred of them would be hanged in reprisal.”

    U.S. servicemen should be defending their own people from the Great Replacement. The U.S. has no moral authority to question the legitimacy of sovereign countries.

    If Smedley Butler were alive he’d say the criminal gang that runs the U.S. is only after control of Venezuela’s gold and oil.

  92. Wally says:
    @Justsaying

    pre Trump facts:

    – Obama was the first president in US history to be at war for every single day of his eight year presidency.
    – Obama approved military action in seven countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen as well as special operations on a smaller scale all over the globe.

    Obama’s Horrible Record: ‘Obama on Mount Rushmore: Move Over Guys, Room for One More Con Artist’: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/12/phil-giraldi/obama-on-mount-rushmore-move-over-guys-room-for-one-more-con-artist/

    The Beatification of Barack Obama: https://off-guardian.org/2017/01/15/the-beatification-of-barack-obama/?fbclid=IwAR2Z4eREh-jv0iXm4T5CeZob6015g7v6v7VMR4N8k3VenX0dPvqCHv5Uq6U

  93. botazefa says:

    I wish Mr. Unz would log each poster’s source DNS name with each comment.

    I think Saker would be coming from an rt.com domain on this particular bit of propaganda.

    • Replies: @Wally
  94. haha says:
    @Alfred

    “because Russia and China are too plain out cowardly to resist”
    Is that so? So why don’t you volunteer to go toe-to-toe with the Ruskies? Or the yellows? Or even with the Afghans or Iraqis? Or with – hey come to think of it, it is an endless list! Now what does that tell you? How long can anyone terrorize the world with a big stick and continue to get away with it? How about a little kindness, live and let live, respect for others, do unto others what you would have done to you, and such commonsense human ethics?

    • Replies: @Alfred
  95. Rurik says:
    @450.org

    Pompeo and his wife are the Görings reincarnated.

    irony

    Goring fought the International Capitalist/Communist fiend that has menaced the planet since 1914

    Pompeo is just one more ‘Stalin/Churchill/FDR’ stooge of the same International Finance fiend that burned Europe to ashes, destroyed the British empire, enslaved Eastern Europe, and brought ‘diversity’ and Globohomo to the planet’s beleaguered people.

    All as Israel (Pompeo’s god) arose out of the ashes of Germany and France and Russia, to dominate the planet with their counterfeiting machine.

    Goring was a hero. Pompeo is a pig. Big difference.

    • Agree: GeeBee
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @Adûnâi
  96. @Johnny Smoggins

    Johnny said,

    The end result of a US war against Venezuela would be millions of Venezuelans in America. On the bright side, they have the hottest women in Latin America.

    A US war against Venezuela might just bring more than millions of Venezuelans to the US because there are already billions of Latinos in America, North, South and Central. And I doubt very much they are just going to send their “Hot Women”, Johnny.

    Latinos in general are a very happy, vibrant and culture rich people, if left alone. They even tolerate the aggresive, greedy and warmongering gringos to a certain extent, but invade Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua and you will see Mystery Babylon invaded, just as it is written in the Bible.

    From Beautiful Deer Park, Texas…J.G.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  97. Truth3 says:
    @A123

    WHAT AN ASS YOU ARE !!! … SOPHIST PIG JOO

  98. Wally says:
    @obwandiyag

    said: “Just thought I’d inform you motherfuckers that you just murdered another (white) innocent man on Tuesday. ”

    – A mere drop in the ocean. compared to massive black murders of whites …. every day.

    – You still here? I thought you were moving to glorious Africa.

    of interest:

    Study Concludes White Police Officers Are Not More Likely To Shoot Black Citizens
    https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/23/study-white-police-officers-not-likely-shoot-black-citizens/

    Black Officers More Likely than White Officers to Shoot Suspects
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/11/26/study-black-officers-more-likely-than-white-officers-to-shoot-suspects/

  99. @Rurik

    Please don’t insult pigs like that. Pigs are beautiful, intelligent animals; whereas that filthy subhuman creature Pompeo (and his handlers and enablers), are far, far lower than any animal.

    • Agree: AnonFromTN, Rurik
  100. Rurik says:
    @Rich

    US destroyed the Iraqi military and installed a puppet government that still bows to all American commands. The Afghan military was also destroyed,

    that’s true. But what’s unsettling is that you seem to say that without a shed of the shame and disgust that a moral person would feel about that. Since those war crimes were all committed based on- by now obvious- lies.

    That’s not beating a chest, that’s beating a dead horse with facts.

    And since you mentioned the Nazis, do you know what crime it was that they were convicted and hanged for? It was for “waging aggressive war.”

    Can you think of any nation today that might be guilty of same?

    If the German people deserved what was done to them after the war, (millions perished after the war was “over”, generations of demonization and hatred and reparations), then what do we Americans deserve for our part in ‘waging aggressive wars’, (and without so much as a shred of the very real justifications that Germany had in trying to protect itself from Stalin’s imperial communism).

    We Americans don’t have a rabid dog like Stalin as an existential threat. All we have are 19 hijackers and a man in a cave. (and “pull it” Lucky Larry) As a pretext to subjugate Afghanistan, bomb Iraq into the stone age, utterly destroy Libya, send in stone age head-slicers into Syria, and murder over a million innocent souls.

    I sure hope to hell no American anywhere feels like beating his chest over that.

  101. @Chris Bridges

    “As a general rule I agree that the U.S. should avoid interfering in such places, but I make an exception of these scoundrels. “

    Why not lead by example for a change, goofball? Why not get off your cowardly jewish-supremacist ass, grab your rifle, get down to Venezuela and start shooting?

  102. @RichardTaylor

    Yeah there is truth in that, but the point is, we are the only ones who can do it. No external power provides any kind of deep threat to America.

    Except the one we are not supposed to mention. The one already ensconced. Feet under the table. Toes wiggling. In proprietary, entitled comfort.

  103. Thim says:

    VBSS is not new. I first heard of it in 1981, from a Navy SEAL who was training in that. Visit, Board, Search, Seize. He told me that was the proper way to say “steal”.

  104. @Lot

    Maduro cronies running PDVSA let the refineries gradually break down

    Really? So, US ban on export of spare parts for those refineries to Venezuela has nothing to do with it? If you believe that, you must believe that the Earth is flat.

    • Replies: @Lot
  105. @Patagonia Man

    My point is the timing was utterly contrived.

    More likely they were caught totally off-guard. Pants down. Nothing ‘contrived’ about that part. The response was tragi-comical. And forced. Wounded pride. The last hurrah of a failing-failed empire. Thank Churchill & his paymasters for that pitiful state. The ‘election victory’ after would have likely been a thundering defeat, but for a few missing extra Argentinian exocets. No sinister planning. Nothing ‘contrived’. Just a forced response that came out (Phew!) kinda lucky.

  106. @J. Gutierrez

    Latinos in general are a very happy, vibrant and culture rich people, if left alone.

    Yes, assuming you mean “vibrant” in the constant swings between clumsy, pseudo-fascist dictatorship and rabble-rousing bolshevism sense, and not the these-fish-tacos-are-delicious sense.

    • Agree: Poco
  107. @Tsar Nicholas

    So, when did the Americans last win a military conflict?

    Less than 40 years ago, in 1983, the US military won the glorious victory over Grenada (population slightly under 100,000 at the time). That was the last US military victory, though.

  108. @anon

    I doubt anyone gives a fuck what those tankers carry. If they are stopped and boarded, and Iran doesn’t react, open season on Iranian assets all over the world.

    • Replies: @anon
  109. @A123

    Globalist Bush put boots on the ground in Iraq destroying the primary check on Iranian agression.

    To the best of my knowledge, the last time Iran started an aggressive war was before the US appeared. If the US and Israel were as “aggressive” as Iran, the world would have been a much nicer place. Alas…

    • Replies: @A123
  110. @Patagonia Man

    What is the likelihood that the Chinese will hold these “contractors” personally responsible? Would crossing China be worth the “booty”?

  111. Begemot says:
    @Lot

    A sunset picture of the eagle. Curious choice for a chest thumping “patriot”.

  112. @450.org

    Ask yourselves, considering we know in hindsight what Göring was and what he was capable of, imagine the opposition to Nazi Germany armed with that knowledge before Hitler and the Nazis rose to power. Surely they would have had a different strategy than what they did have. Surely they would have done everything in their power to prevent the ascent of these criminally insane psychopaths.

    That’s a Hollywood B-movie talking. There is much, much more to the mind, insight, and intellect of Hermann Goring than the above flippant mis-characterizations. He was also a courageous man. A flying ace, in his prime. His dry humor, not without panache. When we say ‘no more brother wars’, we correctly describe the tragedy of WW2.

    “I have to laugh when the English claim they are such a wonderful nation. Everyone knows that Englishmen are really Germans, that the English kings were German, and that in Russia the emperors were either of German origin or received their education in Germany.”
    Hermann Goring

    • Agree: GeeBee
    • Replies: @Adûnâi
    , @Karel
  113. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    If Iran is such a meanie, then why does Israel buy Iranian oil on the open market?

    Zognald is doing what his Yid Masters tell him to do, and doing so gladly. Anything to keep those MEGA group vids from appearing.

    The USA has to face reality. Most of the world want nothing to do with our psychotic policies, nor do they want our Wiemar Republic funny money awash in their nation. But the greedy SOB’s that control domestic policy have got a good thing going and won’t let go of this endless bailout money without a war.

    If Trump wasn’t such a gutless woosie, he’d clear the flotsam and jetsam out of the WH and start making good on those promises that got him elected, instead of letting Jared the Snake and Princess Bimbo run amuck.

    “In a world of full of manipulation, half-truths and lies, the conspiracy theory is often a safer bet than the official story.” ― Gary Hopkins

  114. @A123

    Comrade A123, which nation has over 25 bio-warfare labs on the borders of China and Russia? The USA.

    Compare that to the zero number of the same labs Russia and China have on our borders.

    Covid-19, Made in China? Guess again. Maybe it’s your DNA that compels you to lie constantly, always obscruing the truth with your hasbara lies.

    “GOYIM SUCH A DEAL! WE’LL SELL YOU THE COVID VACCINE FOR ONLY 666 SHEKELS!”


    Israeli Scientists Claim It’s ‘Pure Luck’ They Were Already Working On A COVID-19 Vaccine Prior To The Outbreak

    “Let’s call it pure luck,” he said. “We decided to choose coronavirus as a model for our system just as a proof of concept for our technology.”

    https://christiansfortruth.com/israeli-scientists-claim-its-pure-luck-they-were-already-working-on-a-covid-19-vaccine-prior-to-the-outbreak/

    In 1998 Israeli Jews were caught developing ethnic bioweapons

    The “ethno-bomb” program is based at Israel’s Nes Tziyona research facility. Scientists are trying to use viruses and bacteria to alter DNA inside living cells and attack only those cells bearing Arabic genes.

    https://www.wired.com/1998/11/israels-ethnic-weapon/

  115. FB says: • Website
    @A123

    It’s the US that’s the socialist utopia…just ask King Bezos and the rest of the billionaires how much they appreciate the *SIX TRILLION IN CORPORATE WELFARE*

    Socialism for the super rich…rugged ‘individualism’ for ordinary folks…

    When are morons like you going to wake up and smell the coffee..?

    • Replies: @J. Gutierrez
  116. anon[586] • Disclaimer says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    I doubt anyone gives a fuck what those tankers carry.

    You are wrong.

    If they are stopped and boarded, and Iran doesn’t react, open season on Iranian assets all over the world.

    Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, the war that Saker so obviously desires is not likely to happen.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  117. A123 says:
    @AnonFromTN

    To the best of my knowledge, the last time Iran started an aggressive war was before the US appeared.

    Iran, via their wholly owned proxy Iranian al’Hezbollah, has brutalized the people of Lebanon and created a servant colony only marginally better than a failed state.

    Iran may have kept its regular troops mostly at home to protect from Iraqi attack. However, that did not stop massive Iranian warlike aggression throughout the region.

    If the US and Israel were as “aggressive” as Iran, the world would have been a much nicer place. Alas…

    If the US and Israel were as aggressive as Iran, they would have used nuclear weapons by now. Fortunately for the human race, Israel is much more restrained than the warmonger Ayatollah Khameni.

    If anything, Israel is far too gentle for its own good. They should have tossed the terrorist organization UNRWA out years ago.

    PEACE 😷

    • Replies: @Olivier1973
    , @Verity
  118. FB says: • Website
    @Old and Grumpy

    Trump has been powerless to implement ANY of the things he campaigned for and which he professed to stand for…

    This proves that the presidency is a fake institution and has been for some time…the real power is in the hands of the oligarchs…

    And the only policy is to continue the *BANKSTA PARADISE*

    • Agree: By-tor
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  119. Cleburne says:

    Hey Faker. Care to comment on the news that Russia and Drumpforangesteinberg are planning new arms control talks?

  120. @A123

    Whether anyone votes for Trump/Pence 2020 or not they’re shoo-in (electronic voting can be fixed) and that is why a viable candidate (oy vey Bernie) was asked to step aside for the bumbling Biden who has been guaranteed no vacation in prison for his inept yet corrupt son because the Orange Man has a big job to do before the end of the second term, viz. destroy Iran and most importantly, help Bibi/Benny duo fulfill their destiny of making eretz yisrael truly what the name implies.

  121. @MLK

    Trump is his own worst enemy. Dems seem hell-bent to nominate corrupt and senile Biden. Trump would be in a winning position against him if he didn’t screw up pretty much everything he attempted, international and internal policy, including the response to covid.

  122. @JQ

    I’m positive Colombia or Peru (Which both fought their guerillas) are way better.

    Is that why Colombia chickened out of aggression against Venezuela, despite being egged on by the Empire?

  123. @Clyde

    If you believe what NYT is publishing, I have a bridge to sell you.

    • LOL: DaveE
  124. vot tak says:

    Venezuelan Authorities Detain 66 Participants of Attempted Maritime Incursion

    https://sputniknews.com/latam/202005211079379181-venezuelan-authorities-detain-66-participants-of-attempted-maritime-incursion/

    ” “At the moment, 66 people involved in these events have been arrested and are under the rule of justice. Ninety-nine arrest warrants have been issued, of which 63 are still in the process of execution. Many of these people are outside the country between Colombia and the United States,” Saab said in a televised interview.

    The prosecutor general added that during 11 interrogations, an organization that was responsible for financing the logistics, catering and rental of training camps for mercenaries, had been established. Arrest warrants for the employees of Futuro Presente Foundation have already been issued.

    Last week, the Venezuelan Prosecutor-General’s Office issued arrest warrants for Jordan Goudreau, CEO of the Silvercorp USA private military company, and 21 other people over their role in the recent attempted invasion in the Latin American country.”

    That “little” coup attempt is not looking so little now.

  125. vot tak says:
    @anon

    Good example of why I refer to you things as zionazi-GAY. 😀

  126. @Alfred

    The only reason the British retook the Falklands is

    that the Agentine generals were even more incompetent than the British. Apparently, they had no plans for what to do if the British fought back. They did not realize that the telephone line between Port Stanley and Buenos Aires ran through Cornwall in the UK, until a GPO technician, who had not been told about it (For “Reasons of Security”! Of course.) picked up a phone in the exchange where the cable comes ashore and found himself talking to an Argentine General and in his confusion gave the game away. However, until well into the war the British were able to listen in to all the communications between the Argentinians in Port Stanley and Buenos Aires.

    The British sent soldiers with standard issue British Army boots, ankle high boots that is, to fight in a marsh that has mud up to your knees at least, docked a troopship in a fjord and argued about what to do next for 12 hours before disembarquing the troops while the Argentinians bombed them. They had built a Type 42 destroyer, HMS Sheffield, IIRC, out of aluminium alloy, without realizing that this alloy burnt in air and could not be extinguished with water! Consequently when a French-made Argentinian Exocet missile set fire to it it was a complete loss. It burned for six days before sinking. The Argentinians had trouble with getting their bombs to explode, mis-setting the fuses and this information was given to them by the BBC. Wikipedia says “In his autobiographical account of the Falklands War, Admiral Woodward blamed the BBC World Service for disclosing information that led the Argentines to change the retarding devices on the bombs. The World Service reported the lack of detonations after receiving a briefing on the matter from a Ministry of Defence official.” There were other idiocies on both sides but I can’t remember all of them.

    Leaders on both sides really wanted a war, to distract attention from their domestic problems. To my mind the best and probably by far the most economical solution would have been for Thatcher to send couple of Swiss bankers to port Stanley to buy the Argentinian generals on behalf of the UKG. I’m sure they would have cost much less than the war did and no lives at all.

    • Agree: Alfred
  127. @Teleros

    There was a national wave of outrage across Britain over the Argentinian seizure of the islands and Mrs Thatcher would likely have been toppled if she had done nothing in response. As it was, she was heading for likely defeat at the next general election because her monetarist high pound policy had de-industrialised large parts of Britain and pushed unemployment up to sky-high levels.

    Galtieri’s folly not only destroyed him, but it transformed Thatcher’s fortunes and guaranteed that she won the next two general elections

  128. Jake says:

    The US is the new British Empire: “Furthermore, the US has embarked on a new policy to justify its acts of piracy on the high seas with something called Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) all under the pretext of the war on drugs.”

    The Brits forcibly boarding ships and taking what they asserted they had the right to take is what caused the War of 1812.

  129. Herald says:
    @450.org

    It’s difficult not to go along with your general thrust, but I do have minor reservation, that you may be being rather unkind to old Hermann, who at least had a bit of style to go along with his darker side.

  130. Wally says:
    @botazefa

    IOW, you have a problem with free speech.

  131. @Chris Bridges

    You may be right about most venezuelans; I have no idea.

    But are we really in any position to wax indignant about being “cruel towards the weak”? How many unarmed civilians — men, Women, and children, old and Young — has the US military killed, maimed, or made homeless in the past thirty years in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Was it “cruelty towards the weak” when “our” government sold the saudis fighter jets and missiles and helped them deliberately target & bomb civilians in a water treatment plant, a Food market, a hospital, and a freeking SCHOOL BUS in Yemen? Just a few resorts:

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/watch-saudis-bomb-target-fish-market-hospital-in-yemen/247066/

    https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-11-30/us-help-saudi-arabia-obliterating-yemen

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/saudi-coalition-bombs-save-the-children-hospital-in-yemen/

  132. anonymous[176] • Disclaimer says:
    @GeeBee

    Oh gee, at least The Saker’s prognostications do not have much effect on actual reality. So what if he gets some things wrong? Does his analysis have any power to influence facts on the ground?

    Now, contrast that with an albino human ape – IQ & shape wise, like the morbidly obese tRump, and his evil minions. The predictions of these sorry excuse for humans, gutter lowlifes, actually kill people.

    Do you see any difference between the two types?

  133. Adûnâi says:

    A decent article by The Saker. I have read it all, and that says a lot, as I’m here mostly for the comments. But there are quite a few typos.

    1. FoxNews of “efforts to undermined US sanctions” > undermine

    2. which would a serious notch up in tensions > would be

    3. then Venezuela as won > has

    4. and Israel what did to Lebanon > what Israel

    Still, it is pretty obvious that the US can turn much of Venezuela into a smoking heap of ruins. That is true (just like what the US did to Korea, Vietnam, Iraq or Serbia and Israel what did to Lebanon in 2006).

    And this is just ridiculous. If Israel had been strong, they would have genocided all of Lebanon and Palestine, and settled those lands with Jews. Israel is weak and waiting to be purged with nuclear fire.

  134. @Rich

    Yes, the russians ARE “afraid” of hitting our troops in Syria and elsewhere, and I never implied otherwise. They are rightly eager to avoid a major war with a very powerful — if overrated and overextended — military force such as the US.

    But I Wouldn’t take pride in our rulers acting with reckless bravado while Russia acts more sensibly. The US has been needlessly encircling, sanctioning, and threatening and insulting the russians. That doesn’t make us tough or Admirable, it makes us obnoxious, pointlessly aggressive, and ultimately as we keep weakening vis-a-vis China and Russia, “asking to be taught a lesson.”

    If you think the mainland US is likely to escape devastation in a serious war with Russia, you are dangerously unrealistic and I am afraid for my family to be yoked together under one aggressive government with decisionmakers who “think” like you.

    I wish we could separate from DC, have warmongers like you move there, and let you all go to war against russia, Iran, and China for no good reason on your own.

    As for Afghanistan and Iraq, have we made them something close to peaceful, stable, productive republican or democratic societies? Have we made their people friends or allies of ours or viciously resentful against us and rightly wanting revenge? Have the wars there and the massive debt we incurred benefitted Americans? Can we keep borrowing or printing money endlessly in order to fund our occupations and interference?

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Rich
  135. Wally says:
    @450.org

    said:
    “Ask yourselves, considering we know in hindsight what Göring was and what he was capable of, imagine the opposition to Nazi Germany armed with that knowledge before Hitler and the Nazis rose to power. Surely they would have had a different strategy than what they did have. Surely they would have done everything in their power to prevent the ascent of these criminally insane psychopaths.”

    – Yawn. You have absolutely no proof for the impossible allegations made about ‘the Nazis’ who you are childishly obsessed with.
    recommended:
    – VIDEO / Goering rejects “holocaust” nonsense at Nuremberg:
    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13232

    Much more on Goering and what he said:

    Goering ‘confession’?: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11553
    ‘quora.com / Tim O’Neill: Nazis never denied ‘holocaust / WRONG”: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8165
    istheholocaustreal.com exposed — “Why Didn’t Any Nazi Deny” and the scope of the “conspiracy” / WRONG: : https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12287
    Nuremberg – Fair Trial or Show Trial ?: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11053

  136. All this talks of war is in my opinion a diversion to keep our minds off of the installation of the zionist one world government, that is being driven by the fake coronavirus scam and when we wake up, we will find that the zionists have installed their prison planet.

    There is a war coming, the ZUS will attack Iran, just as soon as Trumpstein is reelected and this will bring in Russia on the side of Iran and the war will go nuclear and this is just what the zionists want to fulfill their dream of armaggedon, the zionists are insane!

    • Replies: @Wally
  137. Adûnâi says:
    @Rurik

    > “Pompeo is just one more ‘Stalin/Churchill/FDR’ stooge of the same International Finance fiend that burned Europe to ashes, destroyed the British empire, enslaved Eastern Europe, and brought ‘diversity’ and Globohomo to the planet’s beleaguered people.”

    Stalin enacted anti-sodomite laws. How can you put Stalin in the same vein as the modern globohomo? The globohomo Christians destroyed the USSR and Yugoslavia.

    • Replies: @vot tak
  138. Adûnâi says:
    @Francis Meyrick

    > “When we say ‘no more brother wars’, we correctly describe the tragedy of WW2.”

    The tragedy that was started in 1939 by the Germany of Gitler, Göring, Goebbels and Gimmler – the four Gs, as Russians say (and the swastika is actually four letters “Г”, hilariously enough).

    Still, I agree that Göring was a friend of the non-human animals, and for that should be commended.

    I’m a materialist atheist, a NazBol, but I respect Hitlerian Germany, and Savitri Devi wrote beautifully in And Time Rolls On.

    No fear. I’m not an enemy. I’m one of your people. I wish I could save you all from this ignominy, but unfortunately the heavenly powers gave me permission to save one, and only one, up to my choice, and I chose you because of your kindness to creatures. Because of your solicitude to animals. – P. 43.

    And she said, “you love animals, but you don’t mind the thousands of people that your comrades killed?” I said, “Why should I mind? They weren’t animals. Animals aren’t anti-Nazis.” – P. 58.

    https://archive.org/details/DeviSavitriAndTimeRollsOnTheSavitriDeviInterviewsEN1978212S.Scan

  139. @The Anti-Gnostic

    pseudo-fascist dictatorship and rabble-rousing bolshevism sense

    Brother if only the US would stop propping up those pseudo fascist dictatorships and training their military on the fine art of torture, life would be more vibrant south of the US border.

    Just saying…keep your dirty corporations at home, raping you guys and leave LA alone.

    You guys seem to like bending over to your AngloZionist masters!

    Fish Tacos are definitely delicious!

  140. A123 says:
    @RadicalCenter

    Yes, the Russians ARE “afraid” of hitting U.S. troops in Syria and elsewhere, and I never implied otherwise.

    Afraid may be an imperfect description. However, Russian troops are certainly under orders to avoid U.S. troops.

    This is a two-way, mutual (though probably unwritten) Agreement. U.S. troops are certainly under orders to avoid Russian troops.

    Does *anyone* believe that U.S. troops were moved South to “Protect Oil”? That may be the worst and most transparent cover story in history of bogus official statements. I still cannot believe the Pentagon Press Secretary managed to say it with a straight face.

    They were moved South because both Putin and Trump wanted to get them safely out of the kill sack between the Turkish and Russian/Syrian lines. So much for Globalist Erdogan’s plan to create a shooting war between Trump and Putin.

    PEACE 😷

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  141. @FB

    That’s right FB, US Socialism is called Capitalism and these dipshits buy it…I’m back in the US to handle some business, and back home I go!

    Good reading your comments, brother…

    From beautiful Deer Park, Texas…J.G.

    • Agree: Jazman
    • Replies: @FB
  142. anonymous[176] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wally

    Have you lowlifes considered this;

    1. Whenever the Orange-ape opens his filthy round mouth, like he were wishing to fondly mouth Miller or Bannon, it becomes amply clear that he is actually quite retarded (bleach injections anyone?), an intellectual shrimp, and the very polar opposite of a “stable genius.”

    Of course, there is the whole misogyny, lies, fraud, puerility, mob-mentality, etc.,… just a total amoral mofer. That thing simply has no redeeming qualities. A sorry excuse for a human.

    2. Then there are all you demented scum who go apeshit about him, their whitrash “messiah.” This is so hilarious because he will simply sell the lot of you losers to the judenscum.

    3. Doesn’t it ever occur to you mofers that you too are equally retarded, and absolute degenerates? Is this what whitrash supremacy is all about? It is so pathetic that you trash would depend on him for your deliverance!

    I would pity you scum, if I did not wish a pox on you. 😀

  143. Anonymous[312] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    The globalist Erdogan that globalist Obama organized a globalist coup detat against?

    • Replies: @A123
  144. A123 says:
    @Anonymous

    The globalist Erdogan that globalist Obama organized a globalist coup detat against?

    Obama & Erdogan fought over who was more submissive before their Prophet, The IslamoSoros, the living reincarnation of Muhammad. They both lost to Mutti Mullah Merkel. She had sold out her nation 3x or 4x times over before the other two even made it into the room.

    PEACE 😷

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  145. Rich says:
    @RadicalCenter

    Seems like you’re trying to pick a fight. If you reread what I wrote, nothing indicates that I’d be foolish enough to invite war with nuclear armed Russia, or expressing “pride”. I simply wrote the facts about the US being “victorious” in its last 2 wars. Whether one agrees with US policy or not, facts is facts. Whether one believes money could be better spent, doesn’t change the fact that both the Iraqi army and the Afghan army were easily defeated and that the US still calls the shots in the region. Anti-American, and anti-reality, folks on this site often try to imply that the US military isn’t defeating its enemies in the field, this is completely inaccurate.

    • Agree: Poco
  146. Anonymous[312] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    It always circles back to the Germans. I assume every one posting here is hip to you by this point.

    • LOL: A123
  147. vot tak says:
    @Adûnâi

    “Stalin enacted anti-sodomite laws.”

    The USSR made homosexuality illegal among males, but very rarely enforced the law. Homosexuality among women was not illegal.

    That should give the gay edgar hoover rightwing fraternity here even more reason to hate the Soviets. 😀

    “What? Those commie bastards made our sacred sexual preference illegal, but let the women go at it unhindered? How sexist!”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  148. @The Anti-Gnostic

    Central and South American politics have always been thuggish and incompetent, and will always be. That’s why Central and South Americans emigrate to the US, to get away from rule by their countrymen.

  149. anonymous[176] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Thurloe

    AmeriKKKans are like brute thugs. They have the military might for now. Others are catching up fast.

    The two other superpowers are better strategists. What they are planning on, is getting the Great Satan to implode on its own. Why get their hands dirty when the Mordor of the modern world can do itself in?

    When we see armed whitrash scum on the streets of AmeriKKKa, terrorising people, the rest of us are pinning our hopes that the satanic entity’s diminishing is “near.” God willing.

    Of course, in all possibility those supremacist scum are just feckless pussies, who will wet their pants when the going gets tough. It will be a setback for the rest of the world. But then, everything is by Divine will.

    We will simply wait.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @By-tor
  150. Anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @vot tak

    but very rarely enforced the law

    Sounds like a good situation for a down low darkie like yourself. Pull up your pants.

    • Replies: @vot tak
  151. @A123

    Fortunately, that can be done by containing the violent sociopath Ayatollah Khameni. Eventually the Iranian people will over throw the authoritarian theocracy that is oppressing them.

    Only national-zionists write like this. What about the authoritarian theocracy that is oppressing the Palestinians?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @A123
  152. @A123

    Iran may have kept its regular troops mostly at home to protect from Iraqi attack.

    What about USA and the national-zionists to keep their troops at home?

  153. @A123

    “We are now 3 years into Trump’s Presidency.

    — # Of Boots on the Ground in Ukraine = ZERO
    — # Of Boots on the Ground in Iran = ZERO
    — # Of Boots on the Ground in Venezuela = ZERO

    One would think that the author would detect a trend line of zero, zero, and zero. With simple analysis it is straightforward to see that the NeoCon infiltration of the GOP is over.”

    Your metrics are are arbitrary and your conclusion a non sequitur.

    First, you ignore the “boots on the ground” in Syria and Iraq which constitute a dangerous tripwire for war. Your “analysis” also ignored Trump’s heinous war crimes in Syria and Iraq, particularly his assassination of General Soleimani, any of which could’ve started a major war, and all of which represent pure “neocon” evil.

    Second, you’ve ignored what may be the most evil, most anti-American, most dangerous thing he’s done: his ongoing effort to achieve “nuclear primacy” by withdrawing from arms control treaties with an apparent intent to surround Russia and China with intermediate range missiles and to militarize space.

    The evil orange clown is a hard-core militant zionist extremist bent on achieving world domination and control for his masters, and whose reckless militarism will eventually result in a big war, possibly a nuclear war with Russia and/or China.

    “If you want to avoid war, vote Trump/Pence 2020”

    ROTFL!

  154. Anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    When we see armed whitrash scum on the streets of AmeriKKKa, terrorising people, the rest of us are pinning our hopes that the satanic entity’s diminishing is “near.” God willing.

    You mean when the rightful, historic WHITE American nation rises up to overthrow your 70 year old darkie terror state? Fingers crossed.

  155. @Olivier1973

    Only national-zionists write like this.

    You must be new here. Everybody and his brother knows that this “A123” personage is a Zionist shill.

    • Agree: JasonT
    • LOL: A123
  156. FB says: • Website
    @J. Gutierrez

    Always great to see you and hear from you J…

  157. A123 says:
    @Olivier1973

    What about the authoritarian theocracy that is oppressing the Palestinians?

    Do you mean the:
    — Authoritarian theocracy of Fatah and Abbas?
    — Or, the authoritarian theocracy of Iranian al’Hamas and Khameni?

    They are both despicable and hideous. However, the theocracy of Iranian al’Hamas is worse than the theocracy of Fatah.

    PEACE 😷
    _______

    P.S. I am a Protestant Christian.

  158. Karel says:
    @Francis Meyrick

    Funny what you say. I have always though that English were in fact Pakistanies.

  159. Using the word, “quasi-certitude” is certainly hedging his bets.

  160. @Realist

    Spot on. It is not about winning it is about prolonging wars.

    • Agree: Realist
  161. Lot says:
    @AnonFromTN

    That sanction was imposed in Jan 2019 and was the first significant sanction.

    The commies destroyed PDVSA a long time before that.

    US sanctions had nothing to do with it. Last year we have data, 2018, US is by far the top trade partner of Venezuela.

    https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-with-venezuela/

    As for “spare parts,” oil refining is 100+ year old technology. Commies (and Muslims) just can’t even do that right.

    Try again jihadi-commie!

    • Replies: @J. Gutierrez
    , @AnonFromTN
  162. @FB

    Thnx for another good laugh [crickets].

    According to Nutanyahoo, Iran has been building nuclear bombs since the dawn of man[kind] and has to [needs to] be destroyed…

    Well, as you’ve summed up so succinctly [crickets], what are they [The FUKZUS ‘war’ machine’s compadres] waiting for…?

    If anything’s holding them [The FUKZUS ‘war’ machine’s compadres] back, it must be the Iranian capabilities to go ‘medieval‘ on them [as per your crickets].

    The rest is just white noise.

  163. @Biff

    Are you saying that utopian capitalism is totally dependent on Chinese communism? That doesn’t sound like utopia….

    That’s as close to a godlike revelation, I [the board-certified heretic] will ever come.

    Thanks.

    Very impressive to see an entire world compressed into a single sentence.

    Hat in hand.

  164. Patricus says:

    Saker: There is no imminent invasion of Venezuela or Russia. Neither country has anything worth taking. The US doesn’t need more oil. Get a grip.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  165. Alfred says:
    @haha

    It was (((John Thurloe))) who said because Russia and China are too plain out cowardly to resist

    I fully agree with your sentiments haha 🙂

    • Replies: @haha
  166. @RadicalCenter

    “Jared Kushner is an obstacle” is an untenable excuse, given that Trump is the one who put his disloyal son-in-law there and can remove him any time he wants.”

    Never going to happen. And it is not Trump who put him there, but Tel Aviv.

  167. FB says: • Website

    Well…a lot of ridiculous comments from the peanut gallery here about the Falklands War…and a possible war against Venezuela…

    What Saker didn’t explain properly in his ‘analysis,’ but should have, is that the Argentines came close to sinking a British aircraft carrier…in fact the Royal Navy had anticipated that a carrier might be sunk, which would have made victory very difficult…

    On may 30’th, 1982 an Argentine Dassault Super Étendard jet fighter, armed with the country’s last remaining Exocet anti-ship cruise missile, took the missile shot at HMS Invincible, one of two carriers in the task group [the other being HMS Hermes]…

    Fortunately for the Invincible, the Exocet was picked up in time by the air defenses of the escorting destroyer HMS Exeter, which fired a Sea Dart surface to air missile that managed to intercept Argentina’s last remaining Exocet…

    All told Argentina did a heck of a lot of damage with the FIVE TOTAL Exocets they had…sinking the quite modern type 42 guided missile destroyers HMS Sheffield and HMS Coventry…the first Royal Navy ships lost in action since the Second World War…

    The Sheffield was taken out by a low-skimming Exocet, launched by one of only FOUR OPERATIONAL Super Étendards that the Argentine’s possessed, having just acquired five in the previous few months… the sea-skimming cruise missile smashed through the ship’s starboard side, but the warhead failed to explode…a second Exocet had missed and fell into the sea short of the target…

    A French made Dassault Super Étendard in flight

    The Coventry was sent down by way of a daring attack by a daring attack by a pair of US-built Douglas A-4 Skyhawks, which dropped free-fall bombs…the Skyhawk pilots flew so low that the ship’s air defense radar could not pick them out of the ground clutter of the coast in the background…

    The frigate HMS Broadsword was providing air defense support to Coventry and also tried to lock on the two jets, flown by Capitán Pablo Carballo and Teniente [lieutenant] Carlos Rinke…and also came under attack from the Skyhawks…

    The two Skyhawks executed two attacks, dropping a 1,000 pound bomb each in the first wave and three 250 pounders each in the second…

    A second pair of Skyhawks attacked 90 seconds later…Coventry tried firing on them with her 4.5 inch guns as well as smaller arms, but to no avail…she went down within 20 minutes…all four of the attacking Skyhawks made it back…

    The Argentines not only had only four operational Super Etendards, plus only five Exocets, but they were still working out the bugs of the system and had not even trained in the ship attack role…they managed to sink several more ships and downed several British Harrier fighter jets…

    It must be tantalizing indeed for the Argentines to think what might have been had they had a decent complement of modern fighters and anti-ship cruise missiles, like the Venezuelans now have with the 22 Sukhoi SU30 air superiority jets, carrying the supersonic KH31 wavetop-skimming kcruise missile…

    Unlike the subsonic Exocet which flies at about 500 mph, the Kh31 is a Mach 3 ramjet-powered missile, more than three times as fast…if the Royal Navy was worried about the problem of little reaction time to defend against the Exocet, then the challenge faced by a flight of Sukhois launching a volley of supersonic sea skimmers spells nothing less than a nightmare for any ship…

    Although pilot skill and tactics always have the final word, the Su30 certainly outclasses the McDonnel F/A18 carrier-borne aircraft that the US would throw against Venezuela…with far greater range, more deadly missiles, bigger radar, better thrust to weight…by every measure…

    The officers of the Royal Navy had a lot of worries when they sent that task force steaming to the South Atlantic…the US Navy officers tasked with penciling out a game plan against Venezuela are having even bigger headaches…Saker is right about that…

    • Agree: Jazman
    • Thanks: SeekerofthePresence
    • Replies: @A123
    , @Daniel Rich
    , @Wielgus
    , @Avery
  168. By-tor says:
    @anonymous

    You are clueless as to whom is committing crime in the US. You must not live in the US, because it is blacks and Mestizos who are terrorizing people. Are you from some isolated speck of what is left of lily white Europe, or are you one of the 1.5 million unwanted brown and black invaders trafficked by Soros’ smugglers?

    • Replies: @American Hoodlem
  169. S says:
    @450.org

    He’s [Pompeo] a contemporary American version of Hermann Wilhelm Göring and he has the prodigious girth to prove it.

    Whether merely happenstance and, or, manipulated, history does have an odd way of repeating.

    I don’t know about the Pompeo/Goering comparison though. I do, however, see a ready comparison of Pompeo with the Pompey of Rome’s First Triumvirate.

    [MORE]

    Trump, as president of a new Rome (the United States) in this comparison parallels triumvirate member and Roman billionaire and real estate speculator Crassus, who met his demise upon an ill advised and disastrous military campaign against Parthia, ie present day Iran. Crassus’ up and coming protege, Julius Caesar, then overcame Pompey in the civil war which followed, heralding the end of the Roman republic and the institution of a centuries long dictatorship.

    Jared Kushner, Trump’s up and coming protege, parallels the youngest triumvirate member, Julius Caesar.

    Below, left to right, Julius Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey:

    https://thediplomatinspain.com/en/2018/11/pompeo-and-pompey/

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Triumvirate

    https://time.com/5766186/jared-kushner-interview/

  170. Art says:

    Hmm —- just think – this could all be over, come January 2021.

    Iran and the world could go back to the no-nuke deal.

    Only the disgusting Jews would oppose that.

    p.s. The US Navy could be welcome neighbors to the world again.

  171. There is one saving grace to having boots on the ground “over there” in multiple places, fighting an unsustainable multi-front war. It is that it will finally break the U.S. military, meaning that there will be far fewer boots on the ground “over here” on the home front to respond to the Cabal’s order for martial law once We The People FINALLY decide that enough is efuckingnough! And that day is coming much sooner than these idiots think!

  172. The Saker, like so much of the punditry, is utterly clueless about events on the ground in Venezuela. The following ridiculous statement, in particular, underscores this cluelessness:

    “[B]ut what the [The Maduro Regime] could do is force a US intervention, say by attacking one/several USN vessel(s). Such an attack, if even only partially successful, would force the US to retaliate, bringing US forces closer not only to Venezuelan air defenses, but also closer to the Venezuelan people WHICH WILL SEE ANY US RETALIATION AS AN ILLEGITIMATE COUNTER-COUNTER-ATTACK following the fully legitimate Venezuelan counter-attack.”

    That bolded part is just laughable. I can personally attest, having family in Venezuela with whom I am in constant communication, that, despite the ideological propaganda to the contrary spewed by all of the foreign MSM’s organs, of all ideologies, that nothing in this world would make the desperate, starving, locked down people of Venezuela happier than to see the U.S.military invade Venezuela and drive Maduro and what remains of the Chavista movement into the sea.

    Literally EVERBODY in Venezuela, except the tiny Chavista ruling clique and its corrupto military minions keeping it in power, wants the Maduro government GONE, yesterday, and would cheer, aid, and abet, if they could, any U.S. military action to make that happen. We know how hated Yanqui intervention in Latin America has always been among the populations of those nations, and few Latin American nations have been as virulent in this hatred as Venezuela. The fact that the Venezuelan people are now BEGGING the U.S., of all nations, to rescue them from their misery speaks to how desperate life is there.

    Of course this is the primary reason why there will never be any serious U.S. military action against Venezuela, much less an invasion and occupation. The American Empire doesn’t invade countries and liberate people who want to be liberated, even in countries like Venezuela where there is a clear strategic, political, and economic incentive to do so. The Empire’s interests come first, and these rarely, if ever, have anything to do with anyone’s freedom.

    By no means am I advocating here for American intervention in Venezuela, even though I certainly have very selfish personal reasons for hoping it might happen. My point very simply is that far too often the hatred for the actions of the American Empire, justified as that hatred is, clouds people’s perceptions and leads to a very binary “we bad, them good” mindset. In a showdown between the Maduro Regime and the American Empire, one sincerely hopes that BOTH SIDES, equally evil, odious, and muderous as they are, go down in flames.

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  173. A123 says:
    @FB

    Although pilot skill and tactics always have the final word, the Su30 certainly outclasses the McDonnel F/A18 carrier-borne aircraft that the US would throw against Venezuela…with far greater range, more deadly missiles, bigger radar, better thrust to weight…by every measure…

    Interesting history, but not terribly relevant to the larger discussion about a potential U.S. versus Venezuela engagement.

    Combat flight time from Florida to Venezuela is 4-5 hours. Venezuela would have to contend with the vastly larger and more capable Air Force planes. A Su-30 might be able to contend with a F/A-18. A dedicated air superiority F-22 would kill the Su-30 beyond visual range [BVR].

    A limited number of planes would operate directly from Puerto Rico including robust SAR support.

    Remember, the infrastructure is already 90%+ collapsed. There is absolutely nothing in Venezuela that the U.S. wants to capture intact. The mission would be:
    — If It Moves, Kill It
    — If it Radiates, Kill It
    — If It Looks Funny, Kill It

    Reducing Venezuela from a failing state to failed stated would be a fairly easy exercise.

    Would there be some U.S. losses while obtaining total air superiority? Yes. However, the Air Force lost 2 planes this week in training exercises. A few losses will not hamper the effort.

    The U.S. could force Venezuela to capitulate without putting a single boot on the ground. And, Maduro knows it. There will not be a fight with Venezuela. Neither side wants one. Suicide is not in the nature of Tyrants and Dictators. Only fanatical religious leaders embrace martyrdom.

    PEACE 😷

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @Begemot
    , @FB
  174. @FB

    As per usual, very informative read. Thanks.

  175. idealogus says: • Website

    For me the most important conclusion of this oil tankers incident is the following.

    After the short exchange of fires that followed the Soleimani assassination here were long discussion about who won the day.
    Now it’s clear.
    Iran wins.
    Instead of trembling in a corner terrorized by American might, Iran is trying to sting and poke American empire from all directions. And Iran does it openly with all the fuss because he knows that America does not dare to fight back.
    Iran is supporting America’s enemy in the open and America is silent.

  176. Wally says:
    @Desert Fox

    – Indeed, the CV19 event is way over hyped by Communists as a way of gaining more power.

    – War is NOT coming via Trump, though you curiously hope it is.

    – And of course, not a word about Joe “I am a Zionust” Biden:

    Biden Falsely Accuses Trump of Ignoring “Antisemitism”: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/19/joe-biden-falsely-accuses-trump-of-ignoring-antisemitism/

    Phone Calls Between Biden And Ukraine’s Poroshenko Leaked; Details $1 Billion “Quid Pro Quo” To Fire Burisma Prosecutor: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/phone-calls-between-quid-pro-joe-biden-and-ukraines-poroshenko-leak-explicitly-details

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  177. @Melotte 22

    And it is not Trump who put him there, but Tel Aviv

    Correct. Kushner is Trump’s Zio-minder – every modern day US President has one!

    Every UK PM has one as well – Churchill’s was Bernard Baruch, Tony Blair’s was Lord Levy, aka ‘Lord Cashpoint’ and Gordon Brown’s was Sir Michael Cohen

    • Agree: Miro23
  178. Wielgus says:
    @FB

    A surprisingly large part of the Royal Navy was sunk or damaged in the South Atlantic. Exocets in particular were a revelation. It was not such a lopsided war as all that. At times British troops were reduced to using captured Argentine ammunition as their own ran out – both sides were using 7.62 mm NATO rounds.

  179. Alfred says:
    @Teleros

    I figure it’s always a happy situation when strategic and moral interests happen to align, as they did in the Falklands.

    I agree. The FCO could not care a stuff about the moral interests. However, the only strategic interests that I can think of is some claim to the Antarctic and the massive continental shelf. I mean, the UK was never planning to invade South America.

    Margaret Thatcher took a huge gamble with the lives of a great many soldiers, airmen and sailors. It very nearly did not come off. If the Argentinians had a few more anti-ship missiles or if some bombs they dropped had not been duds, it would have been a colossal disaster for the UK. The media is careful to ignore the losses of the Royal Navy. They also ignore the role of the US. Certainly, the UK would be unable to mount any such expedition today.

    Britain would not have recaptured the Falkland Islands from Argentina in 1982 without U.S. military assistance, former U.S. Navy Secretary John Lehman was quoted Sunday as saying

    Lehman: British Would Have Lost Falklands War Without U.S. Support

    I was unemployed and in Knightsbridge at that time. I remember well the great excitement and enthusiasm drummed up by the media. The British were still under the delusion that they had won WW2. 🙂

    The photo is of what was HMS Antelope.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Miro23
  180. @Rich

    What was the strategic objective of the Iraq War? Was it to eventually serve as staging ground for war against Syria and Iran? Did Jews attain their objectives in Iraq and Afghanistan? Not yet. The United States, in fighting for no purpose other than to die for murderous Jewish psychopaths who planned the terrorist attacks to begin with, has lost immeasurably.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  181. @Melotte 22

    Trump is Ivanka is Jared is the Zionist entity as President of the United States.

  182. Avery says:
    @FB

    Some info re the Exocets, not widely “advertised”:

    The Brits asked for and got from the French manufacturer the radar signatures of the Exocet, which helped the Brits greatly in defending against it.

    French stabbed Argentine in the back.
    Countries outside the Western block should think twice before buying weaponry from the block, lest they give proprietary info to the client’s enemies.

    • Agree: Jazman
    • Replies: @Wielgus
  183. Avery says:
    @Alfred

    {It very nearly did not come off.}

    According to leaked reports, the British sub commander(s) at the theater had authorization to use tactical nukes, if they judged they were about to lose the war.

  184. Uncoy says: • Website
    @Alfred

    I see that the “usual suspects” have dominated the first few slots in the comments.

    As impressive as Unz’s comment system is (and I praised it recently), the shallow USA-uberälles die-for-the-flag and your-children-will-too braying “patriots” really crowd the front-end of these comment sections.

    Ignoring them one by one is a painful process. It would be great if there was a way to ignore comments below a certain score (slashdot).

    For the subject of the article, Saker is hit and miss. He consistently overestimates V.V. Putin’s bellicosity (Putin is a strict Sun Tzu adherent, not a Stalinist, i.e. fight as infrequently as possible and preserve your forces).

    The Iranians are being pushed into a corner, since the USA abandoned the Iran nuclear deal framework and started ramping up sanctions (and now murdering Iranian statesmen). Iran must establish freedom of commerce and freedom of movement before complete isolation becomes status quo. It’s an existential question. Venezuela is in a similar position.

    I predict a bloody nose for the Americans if the US navy attempt to intervene, with one or two naval ships sunk. The only way it is worth it for the USA is if they are seeking to invade and occupy Venezuela with the full force of their entire armed forces. It could be very bloody. Nuking Venezuela as a show-of-force is no doubt an option Pompeo and his ilk are considering, but that action would conclusively earn the USA pariah status.

  185. @anon

    This comment, is the epitome of what peak stupidity looks like.

  186. @GazaPlanet

    Same as every other objectives around Israel. Fuck those countries up so badly, enough so they wouldn’t be a threat for a few decades. If they turn into vassals through Regime change, even better.

  187. What a long, strange trip its been. Are Americas leading Zionist finally waking up?
    ISRAEL ON THE ROPES – POMPEO SAYS NO MORE CHINA…PERIOD

    • Replies: @J. Gutierrez
  188. @Wally

    I do not hope war comes, what I am saying that zionists here in the ZUS and Israel will in my opinion, have Trumpstein attack Iran for the greater Israel agenda, which will lead to war with Russia.

    I have opposed every war in the middle east , everyone of which was fought by the ZUS for Israel, with all the millions of civilians whose lives were lost, can be laid at the doorstep of Tel Aviv and their province D.C., who by the way are the creators of AL CIADA aka ISIS.

    If you want some background on this , read the book The Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed, can be had on amazon.

    • Agree: Robjil
  189. @mocissepvis

    Things are not really so complicated. They are much simpler
    Venezuela was not trying to become self sufficient. It developed total dependence on selling crude to US. That is gone now. US has enough of its own oil due to fracking,
    People are dreaming. There will be no economic miracle by changing the government.
    Interest of US in Venezuela is only marginal. Particularly by present US administration.
    Globalization is on its dead bed, With that is also the regime change activities of the US government.
    US is not a rich uncle anymore due to mishandled economy by the US government. There are some residual activities of some members like Bolton not realizing that there is a new reality in town , which they did miss, while they were sleeping.
    Venezuela must learn to stand on its own feet!
    ………………………………………
    Saker is a little bit bombastic but we all love him.
    Not only silence is golden patience is golden also.

  190. haha says:
    @Alfred

    Sorry, I mixed up the author of the leading comment in bold. But, sadly, there are simply too many rabid, genocidal, hate-and-stupidity-oozing comments on this thread.

  191. @Lot

    The Communists – Capitalists propaganda has faded out, only dip-shits continue to believe that bullshit. We’re in a new phase of the Zio separate and conquer agenda, it’s now known as the Globalists vs the Nationalists. The Anglo/Zionists are moving all the pieces in this new game of World Dominance. No one is talking about Britain’s roll in this chess game, they just sit back a pretend to be a weakened player. But we know who really runs the world banking system and it ain’t Israel!

    The US will most likely be the sacrificial pawn, in this new power struggle and British/Israel will check mate China/Russia. The new “Silk Road” project will unite Eurasia into a powerful trading region, with Israel at the center (New World Power). For that to happen, there can not be a United States, so the US will go the way of Germany, (totally destroyed).

    The threats against Iran, Venezuelan, Cuban are Anglo/Zionist moves that once implemented (invasions) will generate hate and animosity towards the US. Kinda like what happened to Germany in WWII.

    Wake up Dip-Shit…the world is watching you (the US)!

    From Beautiful Deer Park, Texas…J.G.

    • Replies: @Lot
  192. @Johnny Walker Read

    Great post, Johnny!!!

    Thanks….

  193. Either of these wars has the potential to escalate into global conflict. All the signs are there, the pattern of history clear.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  194. @FB

    “Trump has been powerless to implement ANY of the things he campaigned for and which he professed to stand for…”

    He wasn’t powerless to attack the Shayrat airbase in Syria in April 2017; he wasn’t powerless to attack Syria again a year later; he wasn’t powerless to seize Syrian oilfields; he wasn’t powerless to seize Russian and Venezuelan diplomatic property in the U.S.; he wan’t powerless to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem; he wasn’t powerless to renege on the JCPOA agreement with Iran; he wasn’t powerless to assassinate Iranian General Soleimani; he wasn’t powerless start a trade war with China; he wasn’t powerless to impose illegal sanctions on Venezuela; he wasn’t powerless to withdraw from the INF treaty; he wasn’t powerless to withdraw from the “Open Skies” treaty. And he’s done all of these things apparently without any meaningful political or legal opposition.

    “This proves that the presidency is a fake institution and has been for some time…the real power is in the hands of the oligarchs…”

    It proves that the institution of the presidency as it exists today is far more powerful than the Founders and Framers ever intended, and that our national political process has been subverted to the extent that only the most corrupt, thoroughly vetted “deep state” agents have a chance to be elected president.

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  195. Begemot says:
    @A123

    Suicide is not in the nature of Tyrants and Dictators.

    Hitler?

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Lot
  196. Lot says:
    @J. Gutierrez

    “ it’s now known as the Globalists vs the Nationalists”

    Sorry, can’t agree. You’re lumping craphole commies and jihadis like Iran/Venezuela/NK in with Hungary, Israel, and Japan.

    • Replies: @A123
  197. A123 says:
    @Begemot

    Suicide is not in the nature of Tyrants and Dictators.

    Hitler?

    OK…. You got me…

    When in power — Suicide is not in the nature of Tyrants and Dictators.

    Once defeated, on the way to a War Crime prosecution, public shaming, imprisonment, and possibly execution — Self termination could be the last act of defiance against the enemy.

    PEACE 😷

  198. Lot says:
    @Begemot

    Hitler was suffering from both amphetamine and oxycodone withdrawal when he killed himself. The doctor who had been injecting him daily with opiates for years ran out in the last month, and Hitler fired him about 2 weeks before his death which suggests he may have stopped then.

    He was also avoiding likely torture on capture.

    • Replies: @Wally
  199. FB says: • Website
    @A123

    A dedicated air superiority F-22 would kill the Su-30 beyond visual range [BVR].

    Ahh yes…the beyond visual range air to air kill…the go-to subject for armchair-rated ‘fighter pilots’…

    Do you know how many actual BVR kills can be confirmed in the history of air combat…?

    Well USAF Lt Colonel Patrick Higby does…because he did a proper study on it…

    …there are five BVR victories for sure: one at 16 nm (and at night), one at 8.5 nm (night) and three at 13 nm.

    This alone more than doubles the number of BVR kills in the entire
    history of aerial combat.

    –Promise and Reality: Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-To-Air Combat, 2005

    That was in Desert Storm, where the US had over two thousand combat aircraft and total control of the skies…against a ragtag Iraqi air force that nonetheless managed to put up some good fights and chalked up a few aerial victories…

    So no…sitting in your ‘stealth’ aircraft cockpit and pushing a button to take out Flankers from 100 miles away is not how the real world works…

    The US sending F22s flying into Venezuela is the absolute LAST thing you will ever see…for many many reasons…not least of which the risk of having one [or god forbid a couple] shot down would be a national disaster that would result in a huge confidence crisis for anyone that buys any kind of US weapons systems…

    But speaking in tactical terms, sending F15s or F22s to Venezuela would do absolutely NOTHING to protect a US carrier from the threat of being sent to the bottom by a volley of KH31 antiship missiles…

    And that’s the main purpose of those FA18 Hornets and Super Hornets in this mission…to protect the task force ships, and especially the carrier itself…

    The fact is that such a mission has never been envisaged for F15s and F22s…and nobody
    has ever trained for it…

    Even if flying from Puerto Rico, a flight distance of about 500 nautical miles to Caracas, is going to be at the edge of the combat radius of an F15C…the F22 would be a bit better but would not have much loiter time on station protecting that task force…

    Any such aircraft would have to contend with not only the Venezuelan Flankers, but also the deadly long-range surface to air missiles from the country’s S300VM batteries…

    This is the latest generation ‘Antey 2500’ system…with a missile range of over 100 nautical miles [200 km]…

    So-called ‘stealth’ with the F22 is not going to work against those huge radars that come with this air defense system, designed specifically for tracking and locking on low-observable aircraft…

    Even more important, the presence of these long range air defenses means that crucial supporting aircraft like airborne early warning [sometimes called AWACS] are going to keep their distance…even against little Serbia in 1999, using outdated Vietnam era equipment, the USAF plus Nato had to keep these and other vital air assets, like the Compass Call electronic attack aircraft, Rivet Joint and U2 recon aircraft etc…

    This is a very big factor…

    So no, you are not going to see Raptors flying into Venezuela…the chance of them becoming toast is simply not something that anyone is going to risk [as with the two F117s lost in Serbia]…

    So this is how it looks when you actually start working out the details…I could provide a heck of a lot more detail, for instance some of the real disadvantages of the Raptor compared to the Flanker…such as its lack of a helmet sight that allows the pilot to fire a missile simply by looking at it…[the Raptor finally got the long-delayed off-boresight Sidewinder [AIM9X] a couple of years ago…]

    But without the helmet to go with it, this capable air to air missile has one hand tied behind its back…it also doesn’t have an infrared search and track…as soon as the pilot turns on the radar, any ‘stealth’ it may have had goes away…

    I usually don’t link to the ‘popsci’ media for serious discussion, but in this case, this layman writer does at least get the bottom line correct…

    The Raptor will never reach its full potential without a helmet mounted display, something that was promised with the jet nearly 30 years ago

    If you go back to the Hibgy study you see just how much of a role the heat seeker plays in ACTUAL air combat…a kill rate of nearly 70 percent in Desert Storm…more than twice as high as radar guided missiles…[to say nothing of the mythical BVR]

    The fact is that the Raptor has always been all hat and no cattle, as legendary test pilot Col Everest Riccioni pointed out in his dissection of the airplane back in 2005…

    –The USAF F22 Raptor Program: A National Tragedy, Military and Economic

    Col Riccioni passed a few years ago, but everything he said about the Raptor is turning out to e true…nobody is investing in the helmet, or the IRST, or any of the other upgrades…the airplane is simply being left to die on the vine because it’s just not that capable…

    It can match the F15, but that’s not really good enough against a situation like this, where you have both very capable fighters, plus devastating long range SAMs…

    [The Flanker pilot unlike the Raptor driver, does have the helmet sight, the off-boresight missiles, plus an air to air missile loadout that no US fighter can match…carrying up to 12 air to air shots, with several different types of seekers…infrared, radar, home on jam etc…the Russian doctrine is to fire volleys of several different types of seekers at once, a very dangerous capability…]

    So no, you will not see the USAF getting anywhere near Venezuela…that’s just silliness…

    The U.S. could force Venezuela to capitulate without putting a single boot on the ground.

    That’s just mushroomland right there…the US could not even do that to little Serbia, despite having 1,000 US plus Nato aircraft from 19 countries total…plus airbases in Aviano Italy, a 20 minute hop away…you are talking disneyland here…

    There will not be a fight with Venezuela. Neither side wants one.

    That much I agree with…but the reason is the tried and true axiom that a good defense makes for a strong deterrent…

    • Replies: @A123
  200. A123 says:
    @Lot

    “ it’s now known as the Globalists vs the Nationalists”

    Sorry, can’t agree. You’re lumping craphole commies and jihadis like Iran/Venezuela/NK in with Hungary, Israel, and Japan.

    A clearer spectrum is the Globalists versus the Populists.

    Authoritarian rulers in Iran/Venezuela/NK ruthlessly oppress their own people. As they are anti-Populist they align with the SJW Globalist side.

    The SJW Globalist hegemony is happy to take advantage of expendable idiot nations in addition to full members such as Germany, France, and China. Globalist NK is an owner/operator franchise for Globalist China.

    PEACE 😷

    • Replies: @Lot
  201. @Lot

    Try again jihadi-commie!

    You are mixing your metaphors. Jihadis are supported (funded, armed, trained) by the Empire and its “friends” (KSA and other Gulf satrapies, Israel). Syria is a good example: all of the above created and supported jihadis of all stripes to topple a secular government that was fairly mild by ME standards. That particular crime failed due to Russian interference, but thousands of Syrians are dead as the result of attempted “color revolution”.

    Commies should be in Red Book now: very few are left (unless you count imperial elites as commies: they promote socialism for fat cats and jungle capitalism for the rest of us). Russia is largely a market economy, so are China and Iran. Venezuela government curbed the looting by the Empire and local compradores, hence their wrath. Cuba and NK can be counted as commie governments, but that’s not what irks the Empire: it is mad because they don’t toe the imperial line. In terms of social policies KSA is more commie than either of these, plus it’s a major supporter of the craziest jihadies all over the world, plus almost all 9/11 hijackers were from KSA, but there is not a peep from the Empire against its and Israel’s “friend”.

    Very telling, isn’t it?

    • Agree: Biff
    • Replies: @Lot
  202. Lot says:
    @A123

    “ A clearer spectrum is the Globalists versus the Populists.”

    I think that works only within a nation or similar nations. My prior examples of Israel and Japan are both very oriented toward international trade, yet also nationalist where it really counts.

    Western nationalists from New Zealand to Poland to Israel to Trump’s Bannonite supporters can certainly be considered a block. But “nationalism” otherwise is meaningless when comparing Egypt and Slovakia. The relevant thing about Egypt is that it is Muslim and Arab, not nationalist.

    • Replies: @A123
  203. A123 says:
    @FB

    Do you know how many actual BVR kills can be confirmed in the history of air combat…?

    …there are five BVR victories for sure: one at 16 nm (and at night), one at 8.5 nm (night) and three at 13 nm.

    You are misusing that report. BVR that happens over water leaves insufficient debris for analysis.

    Do you know how many BVR were not ‘observed’ and thus cannot be ‘confirmed’ even though they ‘occured’. 40? 60? 80? The proof is indirect as the enemy has had planes that did not return to base after the BVR engagement.

    As to exact numbers, no one knows — However, everyone serious knows it is much higher than 5.

    Even if flying from Puerto Rico, a flight distance of about 500 nautical miles to Caracas, is going to be at the edge of the combat radius of an F15C…the F22 would be a bit better but would not have much loiter time on station protecting that task force…

    You mean the range that can be easily extended by mid-air refueling?

    Any such aircraft would have to contend with not only the Venezuelan Flankers, but also the deadly long-range surface to air missiles from the country’s S300VM batteries

    You mean the S300 that cannot see the B2 or F22 @ RCS 0.0001 m^2 / -40 dbs. The S300 cannot even handle the F35 @ RCS 0.005 m^2 / -30 dbs.

    The primary reason why the U.S. was so upset at the Turkish S400 deal was it might, eventually (but not currently) be able to engage the F35. To have a chance at engaging an F22 or B2 one would have to consider the S500, which at this point has undisclosed capabilities and is not available to Venezuela.
    _____

    For the sake of argument — Let us consider the over optimistic capabilities for the systems that you state.

    How many of them are there in Venezuela that are:
    — Properly maintained?
    — Fully combat ready?

    Are you familiar with the terms ‘swarming’ and ‘swamping’?

    How long do you think it would take the U.S. to overwhelm Venezuelan air defenses using sheer numbers? Hundreds of unmanned Tomahawks vs. a handful of S300 interceptors. And the S300 base station must expend munitions to defend itself or be destroyed.

    Invading the unwanted lands of Venezuela would be difficult, but as the land is not wanted that will not happen. Devastating Venezuela from the air is readily achievable.

    Fortunately, Maduro is more rational than you are. He understands that his country would be destroyed if he acts rashly.

    PEACE 😷

    • Replies: @J. Gutierrez
    , @FB
  204. A123 says:
    @Lot

    Any binary spectrum will be at some level imperfect. However, there is no appetite to use complex multi-dimensional models for short hand communication.

    — Conservative/Liberal is broken.
    — Left/Right is obsolete.
    — Globalist/Populist works.

    Would you like to propose an alternate binary spectrum?

    PEACE 😷

    • Replies: @Lot
  205. Iran and Venezuela,
    Hellish twofer worthy of Dubya.
    🇮🇷 🤠👺 🇻🇪

  206. lloyd says: • Website

    Calling the Falklands War “just another Imperialist war is an easy jibe. The invasion of Falklands by Argintina was against the wishes of the vast majority of the Falklands community. True they are white and are of British descent. So except for “white supremacists” who sheds a tear for them? I imagine they were also British citizens. To abandon them to a military junta would have destroyed what was left of British global prestige. I personally cheered on the war “as a jolly little war”. After the war, U.K. has acted in an exemplary fashion to Argentina. Thus as yet no futher conflicts. A more than significant improvement to America’s treatment to Iraq after US liberation of Kuwait.

  207. Wally says:
    @Harold Smith

    – You mean Trump’s planned withdrawal from Syria after Obama’s invasion.
    – You mean Trump’s “attack”on a basically deserted airfield where the “attack” was announced beforehand.
    – What Syrian oil has the US kept and is selling? None.
    – Of course, Joe “I am a Zionist” Biden & Hasbarist Hillary would have done nothing different in regards to Israeli interests.
    – China’s massive tariffs (way more than US tariffs on Chinese goods) and China’s intellectual property thefts need to be countered.
    – The Venezuelan government is a violent Communist regime hated by it’s own people and is deserving of everything it gets.
    – Obama was the first president in US history to be at war for every single day of his eight year presidency.
    – Obama approved military action in seven countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen as well as special operations on a smaller scale all over the globe.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  208. I did hope that Trump won’t start any wars. First, he might not be smart, but he has right instincts – the US tends to lose its wars, bringing shame and recriminations at home. Second, his ample funding of MIC (a parasite that is killing our country) is supported enough with jingoistic BS and propaganda pretending that non-existent threats actually exist. MIC wants money, not wars. In fact, it is much better off when its expensive toys are not tested in real combat. Third, his win over corrupt and senile Biden, who is now alleged to be a rapist, as a cherry on the cake, seemed assured.

    The epidemic and its dismal handling by the US authorities at all levels changed these calculations. Americans tend to blame sitting president for anything happening on his watch, just like ancient Chinese blamed their Emperor for poor harvest, or like tribal Africans blame their chiefs for any misfortune that befalls the tribe. The US economy is in deep recession, with unemployment at 36-39 million and counting. Congress approved a 3 trillion “rescue package”, which would bring the US budget deficit to unprecedented levels. There is no source where this kind of money can be borrowed, especially considering ridiculously stupid noises about stealing the money China holds in treasuries. So, this is going to exacerbate the problem. If the US government acts on its threats to steal Chinese money, the US $ is going to lose its status of reserve currency, as there would be no idiot stupid enough to trust it. That would be an economic catastrophe for the US. Simply printing more than 3 trillion $ would start a catastrophic inflation, depressing the buying power of $, hence the living standards of dollar holders, i.e., the US population. Under these circumstances Americans might be dumb enough to elect even something as pathetic and repugnant as Biden. So, Trump is becoming desperate. Desperate US presidents tend to start wars, like there is no tomorrow.

  209. @A123

    Invading the unwanted lands of Venezuela would be difficult, but as the land is not wanted that will not happen. Devastating Venezuela from the air is readily achievable.

    Unwanted lands? Are you talking about lands with one of the largest oil reserves in the world, not to mention their gold mines and fresh water! All of which the US has very little left, because they handed it all over to the major corporations that exploited them. I guess you really think the US wants to spread Democracy there!

    Bombing Venezuela from the air will not work as it has in Iraq and Syria, too much jungle! Eventually the US would have to put boots on the ground and that’s when he Guerilla tactics will come in, the same as in Vietnam only more brutal. Think Mexican cartel tactics, what are American mothers going to do when their sons and daughters are seen on Youtube videos hanging from trees with their limbs cut off. Protest!

    Fortunately, Maduro is more rational than you are. He understands that his country would be destroyed if he acts rashly.

    Maduro will react accordingly…

  210. FB says: • Website

    Look PINHEAD…

    I don’t mind having an occasional exchange with a fool that knows absolutely nothing about the subject of air combat…but when a shrimp like you starts crapping all over a rigorous study on BVR published by the Air War College, then I draw the line…

    Do you know how many BVR were not ‘observed’ and thus cannot be ‘confirmed’ even though they ‘occured’. 40? 60? 80?

    The proof is indirect as the enemy has had planes that did not return to base after the BVR engagement.

    What a complete fucking nitwit…did your mother have any children that lived…?

    Why don’t you send Col Higby an email and enlighten him about all the ‘data’ he missed…?

    Do you think that all kinds of BVR kills exist that people at the Air Force Academy just don’t know about…?

    How fucking retarded do you have to be to even type something like that on a keyboard…?

    And as for your diarrhea about ‘radar cross section’…you don’t have the first clue about how this stuff works…I already pointed you to a serious article by Col Riccioni, who, besides being a test pilot was also an aerospace engineer and taught the very first ASTRONAUTICS course at the Academy…

    So-called ‘low observable’ or stealth technology DOES NOT ACTUALLY WORK…it’s a money making gimmick for defense contractors…

    I have written at length about this subject, so I’m not going to go into a long technical discussion here, but read the bloody report…the stealth effect only works from a certain angle, which is head on…and from a radar of a certain frequency [ie an onboard fighter aircraft radar]…and from the SAME HEIGHT…[again, another fighter]…

    This is because of the physics of stealth shaping…which btw, was invented by the Russians…[see Petr Ufimtsev, the ‘father of stealth’…]

    As soon as the aircraft turns, it presents a wider profile than what you see head-on…if you are a ground-based radar, you are looking at the very wide underbelly aspect of the aircraft…there is ZERO stealth effect from those angles…

    The whole idea is ridiculous, as people who actually know how this stuff works will tell you…

    …it is physically impossible to design shapes and radar absorptive material to simultaneously defeat low power, high-frequency enemy fighter radars, and high power, low-frequency ground based radars.

    Unnoticed by all the air superiority advocates is that air superiority is primarily a daytime operation, and stealthy airplanes are stealthy only at night—hence the dark grey stealthy F–117’s name — Nighthawk.

    The F–22 Raptor is not very stealthy.

    –Col Everest Riccioni

    The F117 was much stealthier than the F22 [lay people with no knowledge of radio physics are of course ignorant about such basic facts…]

    Yet TWO of them were shot down by Serbia with antiquated Soviet air defenses from the 1950s…after which the F117s were pulled from the operation which lasted nearly three months…

    Midair fueling is all well and good, but it is no realistic for a very large force size, sustained over a long time…as would need to be the case against an adversary having capable defenses like Venezuela…an air campaign with serious objectives would need to plan for a much longer operation than Serbia…

    Stick to your mushrooms and stop bothering adults here on this website…DORK…

    • Replies: @A123
  211. Lot says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Interesting, we don’t disagree on many of these points.

    “ secular government that was fairly mild by ME standards. That particular crime failed due to Russian interference, but thousands of Syrians are dead as the result of attempted “color revolution”

    Agree, I like Assad a lot when we are grading on an Arab curve. We should support him in exchange for a soft resolution of the Kurdish issue.

    But you still on this point fall into the omnipotent Zionist, helpless innocent Arab trap. While the USA support for the “moderate rebels” was a disgusting farce, that doesn’t mean we caused the rebellion and civil war. Civil wars… that’s just Arabs being Arabs. In Syria’s case, you had the small minority Alawites running an oppressive dictatorship against the Sunni majority. A rebellion by the majority at some point is inevitable.

    “ plus almost all 9/11 hijackers were from KSA, but there is not a peep from the Empire against its and Israel’s “friend””

    Realism means we accept the Saudis are unlikely to ever have a better government than the current one. We should ideally have as little to do with all Arab governments as possible.

  212. Wally says:
    @Lot

    – No he wasn’t.
    – But there was the fifth-a-day whiskey guzzling Churchill.
    – Fact: the Germans and all the Allies used drugs for various purposes. Quite common in wartime.

    said:
    “He was also avoiding likely torture on capture.”

    – Like most captured Germans of note who were tortured in order to get “confessions”.

    recommended:
    Meth-fueled German / Allied soldiers: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=11759

    Was Hitler addicted to crystal meth or other drugs?: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=11052

    Holocaust HOAX is based almost entirely on TORTURE!: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8603

  213. A123 says:
    @FB

    ROTFLMAO

    I don’t mind having an occasional exchange with a fool that knows absolutely nothing about the subject of air combat

    You do not mind having discussions with yourself. Got it.

    What a complete fucking nitwit…did your mother have any children that lived…?

    Given that I am here that question is self answering.

    I do under stand why your mental retardation and family tree causes problems with your understanding. Your Father slept with your Sister to create you. So you have a Mother-Sister and Grandather-Father.
    ____

    Be honest. You were caught trying to be deceptive and you failed. Now you are wailing & crying like a little baby.

    Tough break the about your Solemani. I think you said the U.S. military couldn’t hurt anyone in the Middle East.

    I would ask how often you are wrong… But let me go with the easier question:

    Have you ever been right about anything?

    Please feel free to provide additional comic relief for the readers of this site….

    PEACE 😷
    _______

  214. FB says: • Website
    @A123

    How long do you think it would take the U.S. to overwhelm Venezuelan air defenses using sheer numbers? Hundreds of unmanned Tomahawks vs. a handful of S300 interceptors.

    Just for the other participants here who may actually think that any of the diarrhea you spray here has anything to do with reality…

    Tomahawks ARE NOT a weapon that is used to defeat air defenses…

    The first operation of an air campaign is to suppress the enemy air defenses [SEAD]…

    Cruise missiles like Tomahawks have ZERO role in SEAD…the types of missiles used against air defenses are ones that have special seekers that can home in on radio emissions from air defense radars…these are called HARMs, for high speed anti-radiation missiles…

    How many HARMS would it take to ‘overwhelm’ Venezuela’s S300s…?

    How about over 700 such missiles fired at Serbian air defenses in 1999…with a grand total of only three mickey mouse SA6 units taken out…

    US and NATO aircraft fired at least 743 HARMs against radars supporting these enemy SAMs.

    Yet, enough of the Serb IADS remained intact—mainly the persistent AAA and MANPADS threat—to require NATO fighters to operate above a 15,000-foot floor throughout most of the air effort…

    Even during the operation’s final week, NATO spokesmen conceded that they could confirm the destruction of only three of Serbia’s approximately 25 known mobile SA-6 batteries.

    NATO never fully succeeded in neutralizing the Serb IADS, and NATO aircraft operating over Serbia and Kosovo were always within the engagement envelopes of enemy SA-3 and SA-6 missiles— envelopes that extended as high as 50,000 feet.

    –Dr Benjamin Lambeth, Aerospace Power Journal, 2002; USAF’s Flagship Professional Journal

    So I guess the short answer to your retarded question of how long it would take to overwhelm Venezuela’s S300 is…NEVER…

    Over the Course of 78 days, a US and Nato force of over 1,000 aircraft, firing nearly 800 missiles managed to take out just three SA6s…

    Comparing this short-range SAM to the Antey 2500 that Venezuela has is like comparing a hang glider to a triple seven…

    Lambeth notes that it was ‘fortunate’ that Serbia did not have S300s…

    As Lieutenant General Short later commented darkly, ‘It would have profoundly changed the balance of the threat and our ability to maintain air superiority.’

    I guess General Short should have contacted ANUS123 on how to take out those air defenses…?

    Just like Colonel Higby should have contacted ANUS123 before popping off about BVR…?

    What an unbelievable fucking retard…

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Uncoy
  215. @Wally

    “You mean Trump’s planned withdrawal from Syria after Obama’s invasion.”

    Don’t tell me about your orange messiah’s “plans”, goofball.

    “You mean Trump’s “attack”on a basically deserted airfield where the “attack” was announced beforehand.”

    I mean an illegal, unconstitutional, immoral, impeachable act of aggression based on a lie, whereupon your evil orange messiah mass-murdered fifteen or sixteen people, including nine civilians, four of whom were children. The attack also apparently destroyed nine or ten aircraft, damaged a dozen or so hardened aircraft shelters, destroyed a fuel depot and an SA-6 SAM system.

    Charles Manson got life in prison for his part in the killing of nine people and your evil messiah does much worse and gets excuses and accolades from subhuman filth like you.

    Unlike Manson’s crimes, your evil messiah’s heinous war crimes in Syria could’ve potentially started WW3. How did the evil orange clown know that Syria (or some Syrian officer acting independently) wouldn’t try to retaliate? How did he know in advance that no Russian personnel would be inadvertently killed? How did he know that your fellow jewish-supremacist tribesmen wouldn’t spoof a retaliatory attack by the Syrian army? He didn’t. He gambled with the lives of many people, apparently just to ingratiate himself to his handlers.

    “What Syrian oil has the US kept and is selling? None.”

    Did I say otherwise, knucklehead? No, I didn’t; I said he seized Syria’s oilfields, the apparent purpose being to deny the legitimate Syrian government from receiving revenue from selling the oil.

    (snip the rest of Wally’s irrelevant BS)

  216. Art says:

    FOX says Trump is losing in the polls by 7 points. If he attacks Venezuela or Iran, he will lose for sure. He knows this.

    Trump is crazy obsessed with Iran. If he wins the election – all bets are off.

    Also, the Jew media is not giving Trump any free media like they did last time. Trump will need a whole lot of TV campaign money to win the election. What will he promise Adelson this time? An Iran War?

  217. A123 says:
    @FB

    FartBoy the Troll,

    If U.S. Weapons are so bad, why is your Prophet Soleimani dead? Iran had your perfect, super duper, unstoppable, FART300 interceptors that have more than infinite range.

    FartBoy the Troll…. What is that smell? You? Or, your FART300 failing? Israeli F-16I fighters can beat the FART300.

    Grow-up… Until then I am adding you to the black list for being too stupid to read….

    ROTFL 😝
    _______

    We are all laughing at you… Not with you….

    • Replies: @FB
  218. DaveE says:
    @Moi

    The US Government makes Al Capone look like a law-abiding citizen

    .

    And the zionist thugs that now constitute the US Government make Al Capone look like Mother Theresa.

  219. Miro23 says:
    @Melotte 22

    “Jared Kushner is an obstacle” is an untenable excuse, given that Trump is the one who put his disloyal son-in-law there and can remove him any time he wants.”

    Never going to happen. And it is not Trump who put him there, but Tel Aviv.

    When you look at it this way it makes a lot more sense. The US is Israel’s financier and international enforcer.

  220. Lot says:
    @A123

    “ Would you like to propose an alternate binary spectrum?”

    Sure.

    Demographic replacement of high IQ populations by third world migrants, yay or nay?

    If you are with me in opposing replacement, I really don’t care too much if you favor socialized medicine, high taxes, abortion legal or illegal, gun control, sporadic minor wars, etc.

    • Replies: @A123
  221. FB says: • Website
    @A123

    Well…now you are just blubbering like an idiot…

    The only reason I am even answering your retarded ass is because the members of the community here are interested in knowing some REAL FACTS about these things…how the technology works…how the military tactics work…and how past conflicts have actually played out…

    It’s not helpful for people to hear retarded shrimps like yourself jumping in and spraying diarrhea about beyond visual range air combat…using Tomahawks against air defenses etc…

    As for the S300, we note that Iran downed a two hundred million dollar US Navy Northrop Grumman Triton MQ4 unmanned aircraft…the most sophisticated and expensive such aircraft in the world…as soon as it inched into Iranian airspace…?

    And what did the US do in response…?

    I think I addressed this already…

    Oh yes…little Jiminy CRICKET…

    As in….’It’s so quiet you can hear the CRICKETS…’😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

    As for Pissrael…here is what happened the one time that the Russians DID let the Syrians open fire on Israeli aircraft…

    Picking up the pieces after Syrian S200 shoot down of Israeli F16, February 2018…[S200 in service since 1967…😂 😂 😂 😂 😂]

    • Agree: Jazman
    • Thanks: DaveE, Patagonia Man
  222. Miro23 says:
    @Alfred

    If the Argentinians had a few more anti-ship missiles or if some bombs they dropped had not been duds, it would have been a colossal disaster for the UK. The media is careful to ignore the losses of the Royal Navy. They also ignore the role of the US. Certainly, the UK would be unable to mount any such expedition today.

    I followed it at the time (as did everybody in the UK) and it’s true that the media was careful to ignore the losses of the Royal Navy.
    HMS Sheffield was covered in some detail but nothing at all about HMS Coventry or HMS Antelope, both sunk by the tiny anti-ship capability of the Argentine air force.

    In fact, reading about it here was the first that I knew about it.

    • Replies: @Art
  223. Art says:
    @Miro23

    HMS Sheffield was covered in some detail but nothing at all about HMS Coventry or HMS Antelope, both sunk by the tiny anti-ship capability of the Argentine air force.

    In fact, reading about it here was the first that I knew about it.

    Amazing — think of all the people who had to lie and shut up to keep that hidden from the citizens.

    National governments are the source of most of the worlds problems.

    It is time to take power back from national governments and return it to local neighborhoods and regional associations.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  224. A123 says:
    @Lot

    He he he. Yes of course.

    However, not what I meant. I was asking if you had a pair of labels for a better quick reference.

    “Migrant/Native” perhaps? I guess that makes sense, but I don’t know that it is particularly catchy. “Open Border/ Secure Border” might work.

    PEACE 😷

  225. @HeebHunter

    OT, HeebHunter, but please change your handle. Look at real history. There is no Jewish diaspora, the Jews sprang up all over the world. There was no expulsion of the Second Temple Jews from Palestine. Modern Jews are not Heebs. Their Palestinian victims are the real Heebs.

  226. anon[146] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    Not really sure how anyone can claim the United States isn’t a dangerous rouge state akin to the Soviet Union at this point. By these comments, it’s clear that it’s not just the government that’s responsible, as many deniers want to claim, but the people themselves.

    • Agree: Harold Smith
  227. @Art

    It is time to take power back from national governments and return it to local neighborhoods and regional associations.

    Agreed. Yet another reason (among several) Gaddafi ‘had’ to be removed from power by France-UK-US (FUKUS).

    The Green Book presents the ultimate solution to the problem of the proper instrument of government.

    Part I The Solution of the Problem of Democracy: The Authority of the People
    Part II The Solution of the Economic Problem: Socialism
    Part III The Social Basis of The Third Universal Theory

    http://openanthropology.org/libya/gaddafi-green-book.pdf

    • Replies: @anon
  228. Uncoy says: • Website
    @FB

    Thank you for these detailed accounts of past engagements. It’s hard to find this kind of information:

    Over the Course of 78 days, a US and Nato force of over 1,000 aircraft, firing nearly 800 missiles managed to take out just three SA6s…

    The Empire always has its scribes on payroll to tell misleading tales. There’s good reason that the USA hasn’t undertaken a major engagement since Viet Nam. The current trick is to cripple the target (Iraq, Libya – currently Iran/North Korea are the targets of this faux diplomacy) with peace talk of lifting sanctions to be able to attack an disarmed victim.

    • Agree: FB
  229. anon[288] • Disclaimer says:
    @Patagonia Man

    The Green Book presents the ultimate solution to the problem of the proper instrument of government.

    lol. What a waste of time that was to read. Like a dorm room of college sophomores after 3 beers, except nobody is so stupid as to believe in Lamarck’s garbage anymore. It’s a load of nonsense combined with platitudes. I’m not sure why Obama – Clinton had Ghaddafi overthrown and murdered, maybe it was the gold that was supposed to back the Dinar. But this steaming pile ain’t it.

  230. “It seems that the Iranian-flagged oil/chem tanker FORTUNE, carrying gasoline to Venezuela, has now officially entered Venezuela’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)”

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  231. Barzini says:

    A war against Iran is not in the cards. To attack Iran, the United States would need a forward base in one of the countries neighboring Iran from which to launch an attack, unless it wishes to run the whole operation out of the White Plains Airport. But none of Iran’s neighbors will permit that at this time.

  232. @Patagonia Man

    Interestingly enough, the whole of Latin America watched the advancement of Iranian tankers bound for Venezuela and rooted for Iran and Venezuela. All of their non-US TV stations followed the progress of these tankers. Naturally, Latin Americans would root for Devil himself, as long as he is anti-US.

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @anon
  233. Biff says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Naturally, Latin Americans would root for Devil himself, as long as he is anti-US.

    Isn’t Bolsonaro pro-Americano?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  234. @Biff

    Bolsonaro sure is pro-US. So are many Latin American governments: Colombia, Ecuador, post-coup government of Bolivia, etc. Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Mexico oscillate between pro- and anti-US leaders. Basically, this illustrates a well-known fact that it’s always cheaper to buy compradore elites than the people. I am talking about ordinary people in Latin America. In my guesstimate (based partially on personal contacts in several South American countries and partially on the Internet comments), ~90% of them are strongly anti-gringo. At the same time at least 20-25% want to move to the US, so these seemingly contradictory things often combine in the same person.

  235. Verity says:
    @A123

    Every time you end your comment with PEACE, I am gobsmacked with the true meaning of hypocrisy.

  236. Herald says:
    @Clyde

    Last time I checked, the Russians and Chinese were not sticking their big noses into other people’s business, like Uncle Shmuel does unceasingly. There can be no worthwhile counter to that simple truism.

  237. Herald says:
    @A123

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZionist troll.

  238. anon[645] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Interestingly enough, the whole of Latin America watched the advancement of Iranian tankers bound for Venezuela and rooted for Iran and Venezuela. All of their non-US TV stations followed the progress of these tankers.

    Seems legit. Argentina just went into default on its debt, which is gonna mess up that economy more, but all the TV stations in B.A. are following some tankers. Chile has a serious problem in the capital with COVID cases but they’re following some tankers, too. Brazil is rolling into their early winter and is having some problems also, but Tankers!’

    Lol. Vidja links ?

    Saker trolls his readers with war-teasing-porn and you guys fall for it over and over again.

    lol

  239. Uomiem says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Yes, apparently the point of these articles is to provide self-stimulation material for folks who dream of seeing America humiliated.

    America =! ZUS/Empire.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  240. Gyre07 says:
    @Anon

    Or..he could be working for the ghost of Ho Chi Minh. Ya never know. “USA, USA, USA!” /s

  241. Gyre07 says:
    @A123

    Venezuela has no refining capability. The presumption therefore is that Iran would refine the oil they get from Venezuela for them.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  242. @anon

    Saker trolls his readers with war-teasing-porn and you guys fall for it over and over again.

    Who told you that Iranian tankers going to Venezuela are in any way related to war-teasing-porn? Yes, the Empire made threatening noises, but it is lately afraid to go beyond noises militarily. Even after Iran launched a bunch of rockets at its base in Iraq. It was satisfied with a series of lies changing daily, just to undermine whatever credibility it still has.

    I am sure Latins have lots of problems. So does the Empire. Do you remember the Empire even talking about its real problems? I don’t. All it talks about is threats to everybody and his brother who refuses to grovel before it. What’s more, it talks the talk, but does not walk the walk.

    Lol indeed.

    • Replies: @anon
  243. @Gyre07

    Venezuela has no refining capability.

    According to Latin news sources, among other things Iranian tankers bring additives that would allow Venezuela to restart its own refining. The Empire banned sales of these additives to Venezuela. We’ll see what happens next. Latins follow these tankers like a soap opera for a reason: the imperial policies have become a soap opera. Dull and repetitive one, at that.

  244. @anon

    Saker trolls his readers with war-teasing-porn

    What a fascinating characterization. So the Anglo-Zionist Empire extends its tentacles to preventing trade between two free and independent, sovereign nations with the express intent of conducting regime change in both – and you consider that “war-teasing-porn” ???

    And you can’t see this as part of a bigger picture in their maniacal aims at World Domination (a very, very old idea too, btw)?

    Are you not aware that since WWII’s end, the US has conducted 69 overt and covert military actions and regime change operations up to 2010, according to William Blum’s Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II ?

    There’s something seriously awry with you.

  245. @Uomiem

    We’re not dreaming it – we’re witnessing it! Its called karma! Said scientifically: ‘For every action is a corresponding and equal reaction’; said biblically: ‘we reap what we sow’. Take your pick!

    As a broad generalization, empires often collapse from within. i.e., under their own bureaucratic and military weight. We will see in our lifetimes the balkanization of the USA – first as independent countries (still working in synergy with each other). This has already been factored in by the Anglo-Zionists, hence the 12 branches of the Federal Reserve (a consortium of private banks which controls the US money supply, the lifeblood of an economy) throughout the US.

    … and within the next 200 – 250 years – we’ll see bioregions along the lines of:

  246. Sorry @Uomiem , my comment was meant for @Richard Taylor to whom you were replying.

  247. anon[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Who told you that Iranian tankers going to Venezuela are in any way related to war-teasing-porn?

    Dude, the whole article. It’s like some tabloid teaser, and suckers like you fall for it.

    I am sure Latins have lots of problems.

    Yeah but before you were sure all of South America was glued to TV sets watching tankers sail across the Atlantic. But you don’t have a speck of evidence. You’re just making stuff up.

    lol.

    Patagonia Man
    What a fascinating characterization. So the Anglo-Zionist Empire extends its tentacles to preventing trade between two free and independent, sovereign nations with the express intent of conducting regime change in both – and you consider that “war-teasing-porn” ???

    Saker’s fantasy is war-teasing -porn for suckers like you. How many tankers have arrived so far? How many have been attacked? How many wars have been started?

    How many clicks have you given Saker’s site?

    Sakers Suckers are like midschool girls telling each other ghost stories at a sleepover.

    LOL!

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
    , @AnonFromTN
  248. @A123

    Shocked to find myself agreeing with you, @A123, though I’d go you one further. Bolton should not have just been fired. He should have been convicted of treason and shot.

  249. vot tak says:
    @Anonymous

    Your interest in my clothing is rather strange, shlomo.

  250. @anon

    @anon [133]
    ‘Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt!

    • LOL: vot tak
  251. @anon

    But you don’t have a speck of evidence.

    Are you one of those people who sincerely believe that the world consists of three roughly equal places: Main Street, out of town, and overseas? If the answer is “yes”, I have nothing more to say to you.
    Otherwise, check out these sites:
    https://www.telesurtv.net/
    https://www.laiguana.tv/
    https://www.gatotv.com/guia_tv/mexico
    Or any Spanish-language TV station that is not located in Texas or Florida. Look for Noticias (that’s “news” in Spanish).
    The words “Iran”, “Venezuela”, and “tanker” are spelled the same as in English; “gasolina” and “additivo” are close enough to “gasoline” and “additive” to understand, even for you.

    • Replies: @anon
  252. Adûnâi says:
    @anon

    > “Seems legit. Argentina just went into default on its debt, which is gonna mess up that economy more, but all the TV stations in B.A. are following some tankers. Chile has a serious problem in the capital with COVID cases but they’re following some tankers, too. Brazil is rolling into their early winter and is having some problems also, but Tankers!’”

    This is the same fascinating argument used by Russophobes. Guess what, the élites don’t have to labour hard to make people hate foreigners – hating foreigners is a natural thing to do. Do you believe Wilhelm II had to fight against a strong current of pacifism among the workers unwilling to kill other workers for the bourgeoisie? Do you think Hitler had to fight hard against mothers unwilling to send their sons to die? Hell no. The people of Germania were out for blood.

    The same way the Latino monkeys will stomp each other to death for the honour of killing the Gringo. Those swarthy creatures are not cucks. They are tribal and tribalist, and see no shame in it.

    Shame comes when you are brainwashed by Jesus-worshippers into believing in the brotherhood of man.

  253. anon[897] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Otherwise, check out these sites:

    Checked. I see coverage of the tankers, coverage of COVID in Chile & Ecuador & Cuba, coverage of Argentinian default. I don’t see evidence that proves what you said:

    Interestingly enough, the whole of Latin America watched the advancement of Iranian tankers bound for Venezuela and rooted for Iran and Venezuela. All of their non-US TV stations followed the progress of these tankers.

    Every single person from Panama to Tierra del Feugo was / is watching those tankers? Every single one? Nobody’s paying attention to COVID-19 or Argentina’s default or political issues in Brazil?

    lol, are you really that simple minded?

    CNN and Yahoo and the UK Telegraph also have news stories on the tankers. Does that lead you to believe that the whole of North America is watching, glued to the screen? Or the whole of the United Kingdom is watching? Are you one of those people who obsesses over ideology so much that you can’t even step outside of your mental bubble and talk to a normal person?

    lol.

    I’m sure some people around the world are following these tankers, and a whole lot of others don’t care, they have different concerns. Sorry, but it’s true, you can’t dictate how other people should think. But, hmm, maybe you’d like to do that?

    whatever.

    Saker suckered you people in with his “might gonna be a war! bad Orange Man’s gonna do it!” troll, and maybe you’re just bitter at falling for that stuff again ? Must be disappointing, getting all aroused over the idea of war…war!… and then….nothing. Normal people don’t want war. But sure looks like you and others here do. Perhaps you all should ponder that?

    Nah. Stay in that bubble! Don’t think! Just click the bait!

    lol.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  254. vot tak says:

    First Iranian tanker has docked:

    Iranian tanker DOCKS at Venezuelan port after braving stormy waters to deliver 1st fuel shipment despite US blockade

    https://www.unz.com/tsaker/will-trump-really-start-two-wars-instead-of-just-one/#comment-3910048

    “The Iranian-flagged tanker ‘Fortune’ has arrived at its final destination, docking a El Palito port on Venezuela’s northern coast. The vessel is the first of five Iranian tankers that set sail for Caracas loaded with fuel.

    Satellite images showed the tanker completing a berthing operation at El Palito refinery with the help of two Venezuelan tug boats shortly after midnight on Monday local time.”

    The second is close, being escorted by Venezuelan naval vessels:

    First Photos of Second Iranian Tanker Bound for Venezuela Surface Online

    https://sputniknews.com/world/202005251079412421-first-photos-of-second-iranian-tanker-bound-for-venezuela-surface-online/

    Meanwhile friendship between the peoples of Venezuela and Iran prospers:

    Venezuela Hails Iranian Gasoline Shipment as ‘Landmark’ in Defending Country’s Sovereignty – Video

    https://sputniknews.com/latam/202005241079405332-venezuela-hails-iranian-gasoline-shipment-as-landmark-in-defending-countrys-sovereignty/

    Maduro Defends Iran & Venezuela’s Right to ‘Trade Freely’, Thanks Tehran for Help Amid US Sanctions

    https://sputniknews.com/latam/202005251079413382-maduro-defends-iran–venezuelas-right-to-trade-freely-thanks-tehran-for-help-amid-us-sanctions/

    The likudite zionazi-gays are quite good at getting their victims to work together… 😀

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  255. @anon

    You keep missing the point: I am saying that there won’t be any war. The best thing about the Empire is its cowardice. I am an optimist: my bet is that cowardice will continue. That’s in contrast to what Saker is saying, in case you did not notice.

    BTW, the second Iranian tanker entered Venezuelan waters. I have no doubt that there are people in South America who don’t watch this soap opera. But a lot more people than the importance of this event warrants do watch. Spanish-language blogosphere is chock-full of their comments.

    Interestingly, I don’t see English-language MSM discussing where the $3 trillion for Congress-approved “rescue package” will come from. There are no willing lenders. What’s more, a lot of foreign countries are selling US treasuries, total sales amounted to almost $300 billion in March. China selling them is understandable, but even KSA and India are getting rid of them. Federal Reserve is “buying” them, i.e., printing money. This is a real problem. I am sure “gang-ho” cucks like you don’t see it. Ostriches faithfully follow their policy of hiding heads in the sand. This does not save their asses, though.

  256. @vot tak

    The likudite zionazi-gays are quite good at getting their victims to work together…

    Yes, it is truly amazing how Iran, according to the perceptions of Latin Americans, now got on the list of “paises hermanos”. There is nothing in common between Iran and Venezuela except pig-headed US sanctions. Stupid and short-sighted US policies managed to cement a sort of alliance between Russia and China, and their protective posture regarding Iran, all of which is totally unnatural. The Empire keeps pursuing its suicidal course under naturally dumb Trump, and certainly won’t change tack under clinically senile Biden. It is said that when God wishes to punish a person, He takes away his mind. Apparently, He does the same thing to empires.

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
  257. @Anon

    The amount of neocon Trump excuses here is just insane.
    Trump
    -closed embassies
    -expanded nato
    -killed INF treaty
    -killed open skies
    -sent weapons to Ukraine
    The list is just 3 times this long.

    Plus he shot missiles over Putins head in syria twice and killed QSM

    trump is worse than Obama

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  258. @Contraviews

    Trump is way worse than Obama.
    Weapons to Ukraine, shooting missiles over Putins head in Syria twice.
    but I wont get in the way of all of this pro USA stuff here

  259. @By-tor

    I live in USA, and in particular I live in a place with an extremely high crime rate, especially violent crime. (The country Papua New Guinea has a lower murder rate than my city, and they have cannibals.)

    While at face value it would appear that it is indeed black people and mestizos committing a majority of the violent crime, this is true. But that leaves out the fact that almost all of their crime is an understandable reaction to the highly immoral policy of the white populations’ institutions which are imposed upon them by force. The populations of black people, mestizos, and poor whites are systematically exploited in America, by the portion of the white population that has money.

    The white population has the luxury of denial of the suffering they cause on the rest of the population, and of the broader world… So they do… And then they act like smug pricks about it… But the truth of the matter can’t be denied by the disenfranchised blacks, mestizos, and poor whites.

    They have to suffer in order to afford the arrogant moneyed whites their opulently mediocre lifestyles. Some young men aren’t too keen on this, and when their life inevitably falls on hard times, they often resort to crime in the low spots of their relatively tumultuous lives…

    Most of these peoples’ high-water marks in life are well below the low-water marks in the lives of people like you. Moreover, they are no less criminal than the moneyed whites, perhaps less. It’s just that the moneyed whites don’t get in trouble for their crimes.

    I guess it isn’t criminal to steal the Venezuelans’ money. I guess it isn’t criminal to kill kids in drone strikes. But that is all the dealings of moneyed whites, not the blacks and mestizos.

    The hypocrisy and arrogance of fat turds like you are an embarrassment to our country. You have the values of a megalomanic sow. Do me a favor and slap yourself.

    *For the non-American readers out there, please ignore my babbling countrymen when they spew this ignorant trash… We aren’t all degenerate corn-syrup addicts.*

  260. Nama says:

    So, the tankers are in.
    Another nothingburger article coming out of sewage mouthed Saker.

    About Latin Americans living the drama: I’m one, no one is talking about it here and no one cares.

    Ron Unz, it’s not because Saker is Anti-AngloZionism (correct position) that he magically becomes a good read. In fact, this guy is always wrong, always predicting things that won’t happen, some fantastic developments that only exist in his mind.

    The collapse of the Jewish USA Empire will be slow, will be weak, will be pitiful.
    The rise of China is already here, nothing can stop it (only their own demographic catastrophe, which will destroy the country in ~50 years, but hey, Europe and the USA have their own as well).

    Everything in between those events is gossip. Speculation porn.

  261. @Paul holland

    I disagree. Obomber is a hypocrite and that makes him worse.

    He accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and then went ahead and bombed seven Arab/Muslim countries:
    • none of which were at war with the US, and
    • by Executive Order, i.e., without Congressional approval.

    In addition, before he was elected, as Wall Street’s ‘boy’ (and I’m not using that term in a racist way, he was, and in fact still is, owned) he was always going to bail out the banks – in spite of how many phonecalls, letters and emails the American people sent to their Congressional representatives protesting the move.

    And even more insidiously, he campaigned on the slogan of ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ – knowing full well, that there would be no change.

    He campaigned on ‘Hope’ so as to destroy any hope in the American people – and by destroying a people’s hope – it makes them easier to control. Why? Because they’ve got nothing to live for.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @Adûnâi
  262. @Patagonia Man

    “I disagree. Obomber is a hypocrite and that makes him worse.”

    Being that they’re all hypocrites and liars, your statement doesn’t make sense. On the contrary, he’s correct that the evil orange clown is far worse than obama. And by worse I mean – as I think he meant – that orange clown is much, much more dangerous to all life on this planet.

    By itself, “hypocrisy” doesn’t threaten or kill people and/or break things, right? Of course obama was a mass-murdering scumbag, but obama was just another self-serving career politician; a cold-blooded political opportunist who got into politics a long time ago for his own benefit. Yes, obama was willing to do evil for a taste of power, but within limits.

    What makes orange clown far more dangerous than obama (or any of his recent predecessors for that matter) is the fact that he’s not a political opportunist but an ideologue; a hard-core militant zionist extremist. Orange clown got into politics not for the sake of personal tangible gain or a taste of power, but primarily to pursue an agenda – the agenda of militant zionist extremism – which is indisputably the most evil and most dangerous threat this planet has ever experienced.

    His war crimes, illegal sanctions and threats against other countries aside for the moment, orange clown has made it clear that he seeks nuclear primacy (and impliedly, world domination and control), and to prove it, he’s withdrawn from the INF treaty and the Open Skies treaty, and he apparently intends to let the New START treaty expire. And “nuclear primacy” is an unambiguously offensive strategy. It portends war. It threatens other nuclear powers with a nuclear first strike. It is ultimately a declaration of war against all life on this planet.

    Taken together, orange clown’s lawlessness, recklessness, generally confrontational behavior and his efforts to achieve nuclear primacy clearly make him the most evil, most dangerous man to ever hold the office of president, and no amount of sophistry can hide this unfortunate fact.

    • Thanks: FB
    • Replies: @Passer by
    , @AnonFromTN
  263. Passer by says:
    @Harold Smith

    Very good understanding of Trump. Good comments. He is doing everything possible to prop up the Anglo Zionist Empire. We have similar thinking on this.

  264. @Harold Smith

    Taken together, orange clown’s lawlessness, recklessness, generally confrontational behavior and his efforts to achieve nuclear primacy clearly make him the most evil, most dangerous man to ever hold the office of president, and no amount of sophistry can hide this unfortunate fact.

    Disagree. His personal stupidity, as well as the stupidity of the US elites in general, makes him and the Empire a lot less dangerous than they could have been. We are not out of the woods yet, but progressing degeneracy of the US elites gives the world a chance to survive the inevitable demise of the Empire.

  265. Passer by says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Actually it appears that they follow a good strategy. According to a variety of studies, destabilising the world and ending globalisation, is going to save US power the most. Continued global cooperation will weaken the US further as the rest of the world rises.

    They understood that globalisation is weakening the US. Throwing the world in chaos is shown in various studies to be able to slow down the rise of the rest of the world, and slow down the relative decline of the US.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @antibeast
  266. @Passer by

    I hear talk about bringing production to the US, but what I see actually contradicts that: shutdowns, reducing even paltry production there was, while virtually everything in stores is “made in China”, and if you incredibly lucky, it’s “made in Indonesia” or “made in Vietnam”. I will believe it when I see it.

  267. antibeast says:
    @Passer by

    Actually it appears that they follow a good strategy. According to a variety of studies, destabilising the world and ending globalisation, is going to save US power the most. Continued global cooperation will weaken the US further as the rest of the world rises.

    Don’t know what you mean by “they” but the Wall Street Globalist Elites are pro-globalists who profit the most from globalization while the Trump Administration is anti-globalist and thus hostile to globalization. That would explain Trump’s decision to withdraw the USA from TPP, NAFTA, Paris Climate Accords, WHO funding, etc.

    They understood that globalisation is weakening the US. Throwing the world in chaos is shown in various studies to be able to slow down the rise of the rest of the world, and slow down the relative decline of the US.

    Again, that’s reflected in the economic policies of anti-globalist hawks in the Trump Administration such as Navarro, Lighthizer, Pillsbury, etc. who believe that globalization undermines US national sovereignty and weakens the US nation-state.

  268. @AnonFromTN

    I would say just the opposite: their “stupidity” greatly increases the danger we’re all in. And the “progressing degeneracy” would seem to make matters worse (if we can even differentiate between the two at this point).

    Anyway, think about it this way: How would we react if an apparently mentally unhinged, morally degenerate Vladimir Putin was exiting treaties, promising to achieve nuclear primacy and putting missiles in Latin America somewhere? The more stupid and degenerate his behavior the more I think I would be concerned.

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  269. @Harold Smith

    You are ignoring proven cowardice of the imperial elites. They might be dumb, but not dumb enough to fail to understand that a thief has to be alive to enjoy his loot.

    • Replies: @yurivku
    , @Harold Smith
  270. Adûnâi says:
    @AnonFromTN

    > “There is nothing in common between Iran and Venezuela except pig-headed US sanctions. Stupid and short-sighted US policies managed to cement a sort of alliance between Russia and China, and their protective posture regarding Iran, all of which is totally unnatural.”

    Obviously, the American Empire is suicidal. None of these issues would have existed had the Anglos exterminated all of Latin America north of Argentina by the middle of the 20th century. Now they even have nuclear weapons! Would Russia have started a total war for the sake of half-Amerindian half-Jewish creaturas? Then why not seize such an opportunity to grow their ethnic domain?

    Because of Christian pity, of course. And can you be shocked when such a colossus with the feet of clay makes hilarious moves, such as the failed occupation of Afghanistan when genocide is not a possibility? When the very fabric of the American society is torn with the importation of the millions of Mexicans? No sane country interested in its future would do. Only the one that actively seeks its own death. It’s boring. Where is vicious and cold-blooded self-interest? This isn’t even capitalism. Christianity consumes everything daring and blood-thirsty.

    • Agree: commandor
  271. Adûnâi says:
    @Patagonia Man

    > “And even more insidiously, he campaigned on the slogan of ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ – knowing full well, that there would be no change.”

  272. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    “His personal stupidity, as well as the stupidity of the US elites in general, makes him and the Empire a lot less dangerous than they could have been.”

    Lot less? Monkey with a granade leading by criminal (ZIO)?
    No, no less, but much more. Especially when talk about nukes and their agreements.

  273. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    “You are ignoring proven cowardice of the imperial elites. ”

    And you’re forgetting that after all these stupid steps trump did when move nukes close to Russian borders, break agreements multiplied by recent achievements in rocket technologies dramatically reduced flying time, makes risk of accidental start of WW3 very high.
    Not coward elits will decide what to do,but some grim operator of missiles’ starting complex or his insane general.

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  274. @yurivku

    Yes, Trump did break all but one agreement regulating nukes, and will likely let that last one expire. But you need to look at it objectively: virtually all these agreements were signed by traitors Gorby and Yeltsin and actually gave the US unfair advantages. Now Russia’s hands are untied.

    As to moving nukes, this is not happening. The great majority of Germans (>80%, according to polls) want American nukes out of their country, Polish government is eager to paint target on their unfortunate country and invites US nukes, but for now only crazy Poles are talking about it. Moving nukes is a lot more complicated thing than moving a wardrobe in your house.

    As to generals, so far the US military appeared to be a lot smarter and saner than US politicians. They managed to avoid direct conflicts with Russia, China, even Iran and Venezuela. Not because they are nice, but out of pure self-interest. They are in a different position than DC morons. First, in case of war they are gonna die, instead of collecting fat salaries, pensions, and kickbacks from weapons manufacturers. Second, if the war remains non-nuclear, they are gonna be the fall guys, blamed for the failures (which are inevitable, as they rightly understand).

    Overall, I don’t think there is a reason to become as hysterical as idiots in DC.

    • Replies: @yurivku
    , @Harold Smith
  275. yurivku says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Too much wishfull thinking, strange to hear from you – cowards in elites, stupid POTUS (but with full power to destroy the world), good generals … don’t you think your model of US system is vulnerable to any random event? Say too much of wiskey for general or cocainе for his officers or bad mood of trump/ivanka?

    Rely on system build from insanes/assholes and ruled by idiot seems to be very naive.

  276. @AnonFromTN

    First, you are ignoring the very real possibility of a nuclear war by “accident” as has almost happened in the past. Stupid people have a habit of causing accidents.

    Second, you are ignoring the reality of irrational human behavior. I can show you many examples of people in this world who do murder-suicide. I can show you examples of suicide bombers. Why do they do these things?

    And what “loot” are you talking about? None of this really has anything to do with “loot.” Trump is a billionaire apparently in poor health; you think he does what he does because of “money”?

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  277. @AnonFromTN

    “Yes, Trump did break all but one agreement regulating nukes, and will likely let that last one expire. But you need to look at it objectively: virtually all these agreements were signed by traitors Gorby and Yeltsin and actually gave the US unfair advantages. Now Russia’s hands are untied.”

    No! You’ve got it all wrong. Russia doesn’t want their “hands untied” in a costly and dangerous new arms race with a lawless rogue nation ruled by madmen on a quest for world domination and control. They don’t want Aegis Ashore near their borders. They don’t want “cold war 2.” By all indications, they want stability, security, respect for the rule of law, respect for national sovereignty, etc. This is how they come across, and their behavior suggests to me that they’re acting in good faith.

    They weren’t happy with the U.S. plan to deploy Aegis Ashore systems in Romania and Poland. They see it as destabilizing; they see it as a threat, just as we would if the shoe were on the other foot.

    In his 2018 state of the nation speech, Putin announced new weapon systems that would seem to make the U.S. missile defense system obsolete, apparently in an effort to get the U.S. government to start negotiating in good faith the issue of missile “defense” in Europe (and the potential offensive role of the MK-41 missile launch systems being deployed in Romania and Poland).

    But what happened? Instead of meaningful negotiations, Trump and his handlers doubled-down. Trump backed out of the INF treaty and put the blame on Russia. Trump insists on achieving nuclear supremacy. Trump wants a “space force” apparently seeking to weaponize space.

    Our rulers are stupid and irrational. Their policies are the equivalent of a deranged man waving a gun around at a cop while making threats. How do you see this ending?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  278. @Harold Smith

    I think you correctly surmise that Putin (and Xi you did not mention) are sane and pragmatic rulers. They would prefer the international law (by which most US actions in the last ~30 years are blatantly illegal), they would prefer to deal with a sane US. However, the US was not behaving like a sane country ever since the demise of the USSR. I suspect that neither Putin nor Xi really expects the US to return to sanity. They leave that road open, but I don’t see them expecting the US to follow it.

    So, the reality is that the Empire will remain insane all the way through its decline. But the saving grace of the US is its cowardice. Madman who is not a coward would have started a war with Russia or China many times by now: over NK, over Syria, over US mafia-style murder of Soleimani and Iranian response (pretty mild, as Iranian leadership is also sane), over South China Sea, etc. This madman is waving his gun, but his pants are full of shit. Yes, accidents happen, and that’s the real danger. However, road accidents also happen, but we still drive to work every day, as if they don’t.

    I don’t see what we can do to replace deranged American elites with smarter and saner ones. So, the only positive thing we can rely on is imperial cowardice. Let’s hope it remains in place. That’s our only hope for survival.

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  279. @Harold Smith

    Speaking of loot, let’s remember that greed has no bounds. E.g., for the last few years Soros looks like he died a few weeks ago, but still tries to grab everything in sight. Adelson does not look much better, but his greed does not abate. There is more scum like them, including pretty old scum who should have been thinking about coming encounter with the Maker, but they still only think of profits. So, you are trying to impose rationality on totally irrational.

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  280. @AnonFromTN

    “So, the reality is that the Empire will remain insane all the way through its decline. But the saving grace of the US is its cowardice.”

    I disagree.

    The terms “insanity” and “cowardice” don’t go well together; in the sense you’re using them, they’re mutually exclusive, IMO. (I prefer to discuss the evil empire and its evil characteristics using the much more appropriate terms of “Satanic” and “demonic” evil. But as I recall we’ve had such a discussion here before, and I know you disagree with my view. And I don’t really feel like rehashing it, so I’ll be brief).

    A legal definition of insanity is this:

    “insanity
    n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior. Insanity is distinguished from low intelligence or mental deficiency due to age or injury. ”

    How can such an “insane” person be a “coward” when his “reality” is not reality but fantasy? If an insane person thinks he can “fly” and jumps off the edge of a building, killing himself, would that be an example of “bravery”? No. Or if an insane person believes there is a green three-headed monster under his bed and he’s afraid to sleep in it accordingly, would that be “cowardice”? No. This is the behavior of someone disconnected from reality.

    And how can an insane person be a coward in a case where his actions are driven by “uncontrollable impulse”? A coward is a coward because he analyzes a situation and decides there’s some risk and avoids it accordingly, right? Whereas an insane person doesn’t do any analysis; he acts on “uncontrollable impulse” and/or a false sense of reality.

    When team orange clown attacked the Shayrat airbase in Syria, the result might have been WW3. They had no idea what the consequences might have been and they didn’t care. The behavior was repeated with the assassination of General Soleimani.

    Team orange clown has put the world at great risk of nuclear war (even by accident); so much so that “The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists” has moved the “doomsday clock” closer to midnight than ever before. And it’s now looking like team orange clown may have also unleashed SARS-CoV-2 on the world and is now trying to blame China for it, and I could go on and on.

    I can only characterize such actions one way: The U.S. government does what it does because it’s evil, and such evil ultimately destroys itself.

  281. @AnonFromTN

    “Speaking of loot, let’s remember that greed has no bounds. E.g., for the last few years Soros looks like he died a few weeks ago, but still tries to grab everything in sight.”

    Can you give some some specific examples? Regardless, I see it differently. In my view, “greed that has no bounds” is really not greed but something else.

    To many evil people money is not actually an end in itself (as you seem to be implying) but a means to another end. They use control of money as a coercive instrument the same way they use the mass media they control.

    “So, you are trying to impose rationality on totally irrational.”

    No I’m not. From my perspective, that’s what you’re doing.

    It seems you don’t recognize any motivating force driving human behavior other than “greed.” If it was possible to find a person whose only significant moral failing was “greed,” would that person be expected to take unnecessary risks that put his life, liberty or his material possessions in jeopardy for the sake of an abstract ideological agenda? I think not.

    How does Adelson profit from destroying Iran? How did Soros profit from overthrowing the Ukranian government? If “greed” was the predominant force driving these people, they wouldn’t be spending millions if not billions of dollars on political campaigns, funding “think tanks,” bribing foreign politicians and military personnel, etc. To people Adelson and Soros, money is not an end in itself but a means to an end.

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  282. @Harold Smith

    Well, I don’t believe in “evil” as such, totally undefined. Yes, there is more basic greed (the desire of money), there is greed for power, there is sexual greed (lust), there are more perverted kinds of greed, like the desire to see someone else suffer (sadism), etc. Everything that harms others is evil, so the individuals like Soros, Adelson, Bezos, Gates, and others of their ilk are evil in more ways than one. However, every aspect of their evilness has a name.

  283. “Well, I don’t believe in “evil” as such, totally undefined.”

    Does that mean you also don’t believe in “beauty” for example? There’s no such thing as a beautiful sunset, a beautiful woman, a beautiful equation, a beautiful animal, a beautiful work of art, etc.?

    “Yes, there is more basic greed (the desire of money), there is greed for power, there is sexual greed (lust), there are more perverted kinds of greed, like the desire to see someone else suffer (sadism), etc. Everything that harms others is evil, so the individuals like Soros, Adelson, Bezos, Gates, and others of their ilk are evil in more ways than one. However, every aspect of their evilness has a name.”

    This would be like someone saying: If I throw a rock it falls down to the ground; if I shoot an arrow into the air, it falls down to the ground; if I trip over something and lose my balance, I fall down to the ground, etc., but there’s no such thing as gravity i.e. there is no common force responsible for it all because there is no satisfactory explanation of the nature of the force.

    Oh well, I suppose this is a good place for me to to stop because I realize that I will never be able to change your mind on this subject.

  284. Wielgus says:
    @Avery

    By remaining in NATO while purchasing Russian missiles, Turkey is running with the fox and hunting with the hounds.

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