A few site notes
It seems as if we will be losing the longstanding Saker Blog from the lineup of fraternal blogs. Larchmonter445 posted a lovely note on Andrei Martyanov:
Somehow I cannot get directly to Larch’s post comments, but it is the first post in that thread. Here it is, with a few very kind and sweet further comments: Larch445…
Jan 31 2023
FM Lavrov (the lionhearted): Africa visit
To keep continuity and an African focus, I refer to FM Lavrov’s previous visit to Africa. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited a number of African countries in July 2022. That series of meetings I described as a stunning win for diplomacy and Mr Lavrov was treated like a rock star. He visited Egypt, Congo-Brazzaville, Uganda,…
Jan 30 2023
Analysis of US military and biological activity
Briefing on analysis of US military and biological activity documents by Chief of NBC Protection Troops Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has repeatedly noted the signs of the implementation of ‘dual-purpose programmes’ by the USA and its allies outside their national territories, including within the operation of the biolaboratories…
Jan 30 2023
A panicked Empire offers to Russia
A panicked Empire tries to make Russia an ‘offer it can’t refuse’
By Pepe Escobar and first posted at The Cradle
Realizing NATO’s war with Russia will likely end unfavorably, the US is test-driving an exit offer. But why should Moscow take indirect proposals seriously, especially on the eve of its new military advance and while it…
From China to Israel
The Foreign Affairs office of China has been closed for the past week for the Chinese New Year. They did speak out though, as Israel is doing its normal things, just worse than ever. Israeli apartheid forces killed 9 people in one hour in Jenin on 1/26, including a 61-yr old woman in her home.…
Pepe Escobar and Finian Cunningham
Ukraine War is Desperate Bid by US to Preserve Hegemony and Prevent Multipolar World
7th CELAC Summit (Cont …)
The start of the CELAC summit was described as CELAC takes off like a rocket. This is a continuation of the aftermath. CELAC is important and a critical piece of the puzzle in multipolarity and encompasses 33 countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean, as well as Mexico. CELAC is also the organization that…
Jan 28 2023
The Daily Chronicles are snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in – as such, this thread is non-structured with the latest news on top. Kindly feel free to also use it as an open thread. There are many comments in the previous Daily Chronicles…
Michael Hudson & Radhika Desai
In the 2nd episode of Geopolitical Economy Hour, economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson discuss inflation: what it is, what causes it, and what are the problems in how the Federal Reserve and other central banks respond to it.
Radhika: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the second Geopolitical Economy Hour. I’m Radhika Desai.
Michael: And I’m Michael Hudson.
Jan 26 2023
‘Doomsday clock’: 90 seconds to midnight
By Pepe Escobar and first posted at PressTV
The Doomsday Clock, set by the US-based magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved to 90 seconds to midnight.
That’s the closest ever to total nuclear doom, the global catastrophe.
The Clock had been set at 100 seconds since 2020. The Bulletin’s Science and Security Board and a…
Valdai Club: Recent events, Argentina & Latin America
Ed Note: A reminder of the sequence of events: Early December, we had two coups in two days in South America. The first was in Argentina and the second, still ongoing, in Peru. Then, early in January, we had the attempted coup in Brazil. In the meantime, Argentina took home the World Fútbal Trophy and…
Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev
Comment by Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev on the German government’s decision to supply Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks
On January 25, 2023, the German government approved the delivery of Leopard 2 heavy battle tanks to the Kiev regime. Other countries that are armed with such equipment are allowed to re-export it to Ukraine.
This extremely dangerous…