A few recent political developments which should not go unnoticed, by The Saker - The Unz Review (Text only)
The COVID19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
is, by any measure, an immense planetary crisis which will probably change the
world we live in forever. Still, there are other issues which are maybe not
quite as dramatic and important, but which deserve not to be forgotten. Here
are some of those
The grand betrayal of Tulsi
It was pretty clear to most
observers that Tulsi Gabbard, being the only real “peace candidate” would never
be allowed to get the nomination, nevermind make it into the White House. It
was also clear that Tulsi, for all her very real qualities, simply did not have
what it takes to take on “The Swamp”. Still, in spite of this all, her
candidacy and campaign were like a huge pitcher of cool water in the middle of
an immense and dry desert. Her uniqueness amongst all the candidate is what
make her betrayal even more painful for those who respected or even supported
her. Once it became clear that she would never get the nomination, not only did
she not run as an independent (something which Hillary seems to fear a lot),
she endorsed Uncle Joe, the clearly senile, totally corrupt and generally
repugnant frontman for the Clinton gang. This endorsement of Biden is something
which she did not have to do, but she did it.
When the DNC stole the
nomination from Sanders, he did not lead a protest or run as an independent, he
endorsed Hillary. I always considered him a fraud for this (and many other)
reasons. Now Tulsi Gabbard is doing the same thing, which probably is a good
indicator that the Democratic Party is evil and corrupt to the core, which is
hardly big news, but which is dramatically confirmed by Gabbard’s profoundly
immoral decision. Why do I say that? Because Biden is the ultimate
“anti-Gabbard”, she should have endorsed either Bernie, or even Trump, but
instead she endorsed a morally corrupt warmonger, a total pawn for the MIC.
At the end of the day, she
mostly betrayed herself, and that is the saddest aspect of this debacle.
The AngloZionist Empire – as
clueless as ever
I have forced myself to listen
to the daily COVID19 briefings from the White House and I have to say that
Trump’s constant flag-waving and self-worshiping is almost physically painful
to watch. The worst parts of these briefings are when Trump, or Pompeo, speak
about the US “leadership” as if the entire planet was desperately expecting the
US to help. It does not. In fact, most of the planet is disgusted by US action,
be it the denial of vitally needed meds to countries like Iran or Venezuela, to
the attempts are buying off German vaccines, to the mantric repetition about
how great the US private sector is and how Amazon and Walmart will help us
weather this crisis.
The truth is that this worldwide
pandemic will allow us all to compare how different political systems,
countries and cultures have reacted to the threat. In a year or so, we shall
all know how free-market capitalism and libertarianism compared with
social-democracies, socialist and even communist countries when their
population needed protection and assistance.
True, other countries have
responded with truly amazing incompetence (including several EU countries), so
the inability to protect its citizens is not a purely US problem, it really
affects all the countries currently subjugated by the Empire.
Finally, it appears that the
China-bashing strategic PSYOP has largely failed. Most fake-news about China
was quickly and rapidly debunked, and even the legacy corporate ziomedia could
not completely obfuscate the fact that China is, so far, the only country on
our planet which defeated COVID19.
Will there be an “ideological
lessons learned” once the crisis subsides? I sure hope so!
Nope, that sure ain’t gonna
happen this time around.
Serbia betrayed by Europe
(again!) while Russia provides vital aid to Serbia and Italy
Serbia has been betrayed by the
Europeans, again. This time around, the Europeans did not bomb Serbian civilians,
they simply refused to sell the meds needed to respond to the crisis. President
Aleksandar Vucic has now officially declared that the EU solidarity “exists only on paper“.
He then openly appealed for China to help, and help China did – the Chinese
sent aircraft filled with much needed medical equipment and doctors. Then
Russia followed suit and sent 10 heavy transporters filled with gear and
Even more amazing (and
appalling) is the fact that the Empire does not even help its own subjects – in
Italy, it was Russia again which organized a major air bridge (over 15 heavy transporters!) and now
we see Russian Army units deployed in northern Italy to help the struggling
Italians. Check out these short videos reports by the Russian military. You
don’t need to understand Russian to see the size of the air-bridge the Russian
Aerospace Forces have established or to how grateful the Italian officials are!
I have to say that the Serbs
have been fantastically naive to trust the very same people who bombed them, in
total illegality, for 78 days, murdering scores of innocent civilians
(including those murdered in the TV stantion). For example, the Serbs could
have considered how the EU has been lying to Turkey, for decades. But no, the
Serbian elites now seem to think that they will be able to fill their pockets
with lucrative contracts with the EU.
Hopefully, what these events
have demonstrated shall not be forgotten when the next elections take place in
That also goes for Italy.
The situation in northern Syria
The situation in northern Syria
and Iraq has developed pretty much as expected. So far, the Turks have been
unable to re-take full control of the M4 highway. As a result of that failure,
the joint Russian-Turkish patrols have not been able to move along the full
length of the highway as spelled out in the agreement between Russia and
Turkey. Clearly, Turkey lacks either the will, or the capability, or both, to
remove the Takfiri forces from the M4 highway. So far, the Russians and Syrians
have very kindly agreed to wait a little longer, but the recent visit of
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu to Damascus clearly shows that big decisions
are being worked on:
As for Iraq, the various Shia
militias are doing exactly what everybody had predicted, they are executing
limited but very disruptive strikes against US forces in Iraq. Here is a good
infographic by the Institute for the Study of War which sums it up very nicely:
What we have here is a small
trickle of attacks which do not yield any major victory to the Iraqi forces,
but which over time will tremendously demoralize US forces. Finally, such
“death by a thousand cuts” strategy also will severely limit the operational
capabilities of the US forces in Iraq: when you are mostly busy protecting
yourself, you have less time to murder locals.
Still, sooner or later the
Shias will have to step up their attacks because forcing the occupation forces
to hunker down and actually kicking them out of your country are two very
different propositions. These small strikes are very useful, not only because
they demoralize the enemy, but because by forcing him to stay inside fortified
“secure” areas only makes them better targets for a bigger missile strike.
This is a very sound strategy
against which the US forces have no good option, other than throwing in the
towel and leaving, which they will have to do anyway (except that they call it
“declare victory and leave”, but its the exact same thing).