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Geopolitical Analysis: A 🧵on Obama Administration's Bombing Campaign in Asia, specifically in the Middle East. The bombing campaign in the Middle East is a major foreign policy legacy of Obama!
#UnitedStates #Obama #MiddleEast Image
In 2016, the USA dropped a staggering 26,000 bombs in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen under President Obama's authorization. This thread explores the implications of this extensive bombing campaign and its impact on civilian populations. #Geopolitics #MiddleEast #Obama
The sheer scale of the 2016 bombing campaign is staggering. On average, the US military unleashed 72 bombs per day, amounting to three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. #syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #Libya #Yemen
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As the #Taliban continue to claim moving #TTP fighters to western #Afghanistan, TTP fighters have been confirmed in northern AFG, today the head of district intelligence of the Taliban’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GID) can under attack in #Badakhshah province.
For those unfamiliar with #Badakhshah provincial borders… Image
Another important factor to keep in mind is the #geological value of #Badakhshah province.

This is of key importance to #China’s investment into minerals in #Afghanistan. Image
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Some interesting reports coming out of #Afghanistan over the past few days:

- roughly 2,000 #Taliban suicide bombers have been moved to the #Iran|ian border since the end of May.
- #ISKP has also started moving their fighters to northern #Afghanistan, according to sources within an anti-#Taliban group. They are being moved to #Badakhshan, #Takhar and some others.

Apparently, there are both @CIA and #ISI fingerprints on this.
- #Taliban are moving its fighters closer to the #Tajikistan border. Fighters are also moving to the #Badakhshan province, bordering #Tajikistan.

- #TTP have become so emboldened to expand their operations around #Pakistan, including new waliyats in #Balochistan & #Punjab.
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“Quando parlo di avversari, mi riferisco ai leader europei” Joel #Harding.


[thk @FrancoFracassi1 - link all'articolo a fine 🧵] Image
Joel #Harding, berretto verde, ha contribuito contribuito a pianificare le invasioni di #Haiti, #Iraq e #Afghanistan, aveva fatto parte dello Stato Maggiore per le operazioni speciali J2 dell’Esercito.

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Era il collegamento del J2 per le Information Operations (le operazioni psicologiche e di disinformazione militare) con #Cia, #Dia, #Nsa, #Disa altre agenzie di #Washington.

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TTP's New Chapter: Thread
Last year, two smaller groups formerly aligned with the Afghan #Taliban joined #TTP. Led by Mullah Aslam Baloch from Noshki and Mazar #Baloch from #Makran. in 2023, two more smaller groups joined TTP. Today it announced new chapter in #Balochistan Image
This new 'Wilayah' will encompass the Kalat and Makran divisions of #Balochistan. It signifies the establishment of a proper organizational structure, becoming the second administrative unit of #TTP in Balochistan after Wilayah Zhob Makran Division MapKalat Divison Map
Wilayah Zhob, operating in the Pashtun districts of #Balochistan, has been functioning under the command of Sirbakaf Momand. The @PICSSIsb Annual Security Assessment Report 2022 predicted #TTP's expansion plans into non-Pashtun areas of Balochistan. Zhob Division Map
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Let's take this thread into more context for those outside the region, and those unfamiliar with the #TTP operations in #Swat.

The #TTP typically move through 2 routes:

- from #Afghanistan to #Elum in #Buner to either of their bases in #Ghat, south of #MalamJabba.
The 2nd route is from #Kunar, #Afghanistan through #LowerDir or #Bajaur to #GhatPeochar, the former stronghold of the #TTP during #Fazlullah's occupation of #Swat.

It was also one of the most difficult battle is the fight to reclaim Swat from the #terrorists.
We know of both police and military operations on going in areas including #GhatPeochar, mountains around #MalamJabba, #Charbagh, and #Banjot.
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The #TTP occupation in #Swat is significantly more than is being reported in the domestic media.

Many villages are under TTP control, and search operations have been on-going for more than 5 months.

It is no surprise that the TTP has returned to Swat for us @commandeleven.
For the past 3 years, we have repeatedly informed and warned that the TTP presence was growing and their influence was increasing.

Deaf ears.

We have repeatedly argued against the negotiating table, because it is a sign of weakness.

Why should we negotiate?
The news of Gen. #FaizHameed's deal to hand over parts of #KPK to #TTP, in return for peace for the country - that is accepting defeat and emboldening the enemy.

Is it any surprise that there was a significant uptick in violence from December onwards, when TTP walked away again?
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1. Thread on organisations plotting against #Indian PM #NarendraModi.

Share it to max people to make them understand how these propaganda organisations work!!

17 so called civil rights organisations call on President #Biden to cancel the invitation to #Modi ji. ImageImage
2. The main organisation behind these is #IAMC or Indian American Muslims Council.

Fact : The organisation is alleged to have links with several terrorists organisations. Just check the links here : Image
3. #FreedomHouse says that #India's democracy is Partly Free.

Fact :
How many of you believe this?

Moreover this organisation is funded by George #Soros who has pledged $ 1Billion to fight Modi!!

Checkout the images: ImageImageImage
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حصہ اول - کچھ تصانیف جنکا ذکر میں @Shehzad89 صاحب سے بات کرتے ہوۓ بھول گیا تھا اس میں بہت ہی محترم اور بہترین محقق جناب عقیل عباس جعفری صاحب کی پاکستان کے سیاسی وڈیرے، اور پاکستان کرانیکل ہیں ۔ ہہلی فرصت میں خریدیں اور فوری طور پر حفظ کرلیں ۔ دیگر یہ ہیں ImageImageImageImage
حصہ دوم - کچھ تصانیف جنکا ذکر میں @Shehzad89 صاحب سے بات کرتے ہوۓ کیا اور جنکا بھول گیا وہ یہ ہیں ، بنیادی معلومات ان کتابوں سے لیں تاکہ آپ تمام کا جہل آپ پر واضح ہوجائے ImageImageImageImage
حصہ سوم - کچھ تصانیف جنکا ذکر میں @Shehzad89 صاحب سے بات کرتے ہوۓ کیا اور ایک بہت ہی محترم عالم کا ذکر بھول گیا تھا انکا نام سید سبط حسن (مرحوم) ہے اور انکی کتابوں میں پاکستان کے پیچیدہ سیاسی مسائل کا حل بھی ہے ImageImageImageImage
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Thread - A BBC investigation in #Afghanistan has found a dramatic drop in opium poppy cultivation after the Taliban's ban on it. @Imo_Anderson @sanjayganguly & I went to multiple provinces & remote areas, in some parts farmers complied, where they defied, opium fields destroyed. Image
This is backed by findings of @AlcisGeo and @mansfieldintinc who have used satellite analysis and other research to conclude that opium cultivation could be down by as much 80% pan Afg, by more than 99% in opium heartland Helmand. Their map. Image
This has big global ramifications. 80% of the world’s opium used to come from Afghanistan. Nearly all the heroin sold in Europe is made from Afghan opium. Read more here -…
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Iran to become ‘full-fledged’ SCO member in July

The Iranian foreign minister made the announcement from South Africa, where he took part in a ministerial meeting of the BRICS economic bloc…
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian revealed on 1 June that Iran’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be completed in July.…
“We will become a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in July when the next summit of the association is to take place,” he told reporters on Thursday, according to Iran’s state-run Tasnim News Agency.…
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There are a lot of fake "photo-shopped" pics of Osama bin Laden inserted over faces of others.
(OBL is 6' 4"-6")

The left is the before photo-shop right is after.

McCain & Graham visited Karzai in #Afghanistan over 4th of July weekend in 2013.
Notice Lindsey's tie colors? ImageImage
There are a lot of fake "photo-shopped" pics of Osama bin Laden inserted over faces of others.
(OBL is 6' 4"-6")

The actual photo is compared to the edited photo shopped one with OBL (ClA double agent?) inserted into it.
Please don't be fooled. ImageImageImage
Supposedly this image is a very cleverly crafted fake of Osama's face grafted over someone next to Condoleezza Rice:
"The image was created in 2007 for an April Fools' Day Advanced Photoshop Contest on"
But that sauce & original photo have been scrubbed? Image
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C’est pour exciter les partisans et produire de la vidéo de propagande à destination de You Tube et Telegram

En réalité la commission politique des Talibans a publié un compte rendu de sa réunion qui récapitule les revendications que le Helmand…
#Iran #Afghanistan
… et parle, je cite "d’une bonne coopération avec le partenaire négociateur iranien"

Comme toujours il y a plusieurs niveaux de réaction, et pour Teheran ainsi que la branche gouvernementale des Talibans, la guerre n’est pas à l’ordre du jour.
Je vous ferai un topo sur le conflit de l’eau du Helmand si j’ai le temps 😅
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Afghan, Pakistan cartels survived empires-now they are drowning Indian Ocean region in drugs

Like their colonial-era ancestors, #smugglers are the economic backbone of impoverished communities in #Afghanistan and #Pakistan.…
"Last week, a French warship operating in a multinational mission in the Gulf of Oman reported seizures of drugs with an estimated street value of $108 million."
Drugs worth $108m seized by French warship in Indian Ocean

Drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine valued at $108m, were seized in the Indian Ocean by a French warship operating with CTF 150.…
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Australian Border Force: OMCGs turning to Afghan-produced methamphetamine

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs who are conspiring with offshore criminals to import methamphetamine from #Afghanistan to #Australia.…
Bikie gangs finding new sources of meth from Afghanistan…
"The illicit drug methamphetamine has been smuggled into Australia from Afghanistan at an alarming rate since the Taliban took control, authorities warned [...]"
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#Afghanistan and #Iran ⬇️

Fighting broke out on the border between Afghanistan and Iran. Taliban troops are moving towards Iranian territory. There are already dead soldiers.
A conflict erupted over water rights on the Afghan border. The Helmand River flows from the Afghan mountains to the Iranian province of Sistan, where it flows into a lake that dries up regularly.
Sistan province is now facing a drought and Iran is accusing the Taliban of building new dams on the river and diverting water.

The Taliban promise to capture Tehran, the capital of Iran, in a few days if they do not stop their provocations.
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🚨🎥 ~ Armed clash between Iran & Taliban begins at Nimruz border as tensions escalate over Water dispute. 🏳️⚡️🇮🇷
The border clash of #Iran & #Taliban is still ongoing for over 2 hours now. In this video recorded at a village named Vakil in Nimruz Province of #Afghanistan minutes ago, you can hear the gun firings.
🚨🎥🏳️⚡️🇮🇷 ~ Taliban sending reinforcements to Nimruz border with Iran after intense clashes.
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Border fight erupts between Taliban and Iran
According to local media reports in Nimroz, an armed conflict erupted this morning between Taliban forces and Iranian border guards at the Nimroz border.


#Taliban #Iran…
1. Armed clash between Iran & Taliban begins at Nimruz border as tensions escalate over Water dispute and Iranian farmers entering Afghan territory.
The two nations share a 900-kilometer border, and Iran does not recognize the Taliban government.
#Iran #Taliban
2. The border clash of #Iran & #Taliban was still ongoing on in Nimruz Province of #Afghanistan.
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Friday Fact-Check Overview: 26-05-2023

#russian #Disinformation #Ukraine️ Image
#Eksplozja w #Chmielnickim. Brak dowodów na obecność #amunicji ze zubożonym #uranem

#Rosyjska #propaganda po raz kolejny aktywnie próbuje siać #panikę w #Polsce i krajach #Europy. Narracje te są bardzo chętnie powielane przez liczne konta w mediach społecznościowych. [1/3]
Na ten moment nie ma żadnych dowodów na to, by w #Chmielnickim znajdowały się magazyny, w których składowano #amunicję ze #zubożonym #uranem. Nie zaobserwowano wzrostu #promieniowania ani w #ukraińskim mieście, ani w #Polsce. [2/3]
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THREAD: Re-emergence of TTP in context of fall of Kabul

After the historical return of Afghan Taliban in Afghanistan in 2021, TTP has strengthened its influence and foothold in Afghanistan. To survive #Pakistan’s continuous military operations, #TTP relocated itself to…… Image
In addition to that #TTP seems to acquire modern #American/NATO weapons against Pakistan that foreign forces left in #Afghanistan. Since #Taliban takeover of #Kabul, TTP has claimed to have united 20 plus militant groups from tribal districts. Hundreds of TTP prisoners were also…… ImageImage
Although officially Afghan #Taliban discourages the fighters to join #TTP’s war against Pakistan and Afghan Taliban distances itself from TTP’s terror activities but lower rank Taliban fighters have contributed in TTP’s war against #Pakistan in one way or the other. Taliban…… Image
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Iranian leaders are saber rattling, threatening #Afghanistan with a range of hostile actions, including perhaps war. Why? They argue that #Iran is not receiving water from Afghanistan that it should be getting under a 1973 treaty between the two countries.
Taliban authorities are being surprisingly restrained and statesmanlike over the issue. They acknowledged the treaty while arguing that the lower amount of water is due to drought and climate change.
They have expressed sympathy for the difficulties and water shortage places on civilians in Iran in Iran, while pointing out that their own civilians are experiencing the same.
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PM @CMShehbaz congratulations #Pakistan's spy chief for success in #ISI's "most complex intelligence operation" in intelligence service's recent history.

What did the ISI exactly do? Some details are listed in this #thread. /1
#Pakistan's premier spy agency, the #ISI captured wanted #Balochistan terrorism commander Gulzar Imam Shambay in a sophisticated intelligence operation that spanned more than a year and involved cooperation from eleven spy agencies in eleven states. /2
Commander Gulzar Imam Shambay's brother was a suicide bomber in a spectacular attack on two #Pakistan Army bases in #Balochistan in Feb 2022, where terrorists used explosions followed by incursions aiming to taking hostages to create a media spectacle. /3…
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#Pakistan Le général pakistanais discret en guerre contre #ImranKhan. La longue lutte de M. Khan avec le gouvernement pakistanais et les dirigeants militaires ressemble de plus en plus à un duel personnel avec le général #Asim_Munir ImageImageImageImage
(ex chef de l'#ISI qui a été évincé en 2019 par #ImranKhan et qui est aujourd'hui devenu général de l'armée pakistanaise)…
Des captures en anglais pour les anglophones ImageImageImageImage
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#Khalilzad veut donner des leçons de démocratie au #Pakistan, lui qui porte la responsabilité de l'accord catastrophique de #Doha et du retour des talibans. Bizarrement, on ne l'entend pas sur le nom respect de l'amnistie par les talibans en #Afghanistan
Il a publié une série de tweet pour soutenir Imran Khan qu'il admire, lui qui a méprisé durant les accords de Doha le démocrate Ashraf Ghani, en se plaçant au dessus de lui et du peuple afghan ImageImageImage
Qu'on ne s'y trompe pas. Ashraf Ghani n'était peut-être pas un chef de guerre, mais c'était un anthropologue diplômé de l'université de Columbia à New York, marié à une libanaise, chrétienne, polyglotte qui avait effectué une partie de ses études en France. ImageImage
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