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@fragdenstaat klagt gegen @AuswaertigesAmt, damit es die #Afghanistan-SMS, whatsapp, signal, telegram-messages von ex-minister @HeikoMaas herausgibt. die versprochene aufarbeitung des #Afghanistan-desasters stockt nämlich schon. Und: das AA... 2/3
2/3 ... "verweigert allerdings die herausgabe". es verweist auf ein #Bundesverwaltungsgericht-urteil v. 2021, nach dem das @BMI_Bund twitter-direktnachrichten nicht herausgeben müsse. @fragdenstaat ist "überzeugt, dass dieses urteil nicht nur falsch war" (und hat deswegen... 3/3
3/3 ... verfassungsbeschwerde eingereicht), "sondern dass die entscheidung auch nicht auf den aktuellen fall übertragbar ist. Denn: Es gibt den begründeten Verdacht, dass @HeikoMaas' kurznachrichten nie veraktet wurden, obwohl das hätte passieren müssen."
fragdenstaat.de/blog/2022/05/0…
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reading #Afghanistan stuff (2), a theatre critics column (in german):
"Heute begründet die grüne Außenministerin mit Tränen in den Augen die Aufnahme von fast 110.000 Flüchtlingen aus der Ukraine damit, dass es sich um kriegstraumatisierte Kinder und Mütter handele. »Dies... 2/5
2/5 ... kann nur der Anfang sein«, sagte sie in Moldau. Und in New York vor den UN begann sie ihre Rede mit einem Kind, das im U-Bahn-Schacht zur Welt kam und Mia heißt, »es geht um Mia«. Während #Moria brannte und die Kinder im Schlamm ertranken, genehmigten die Grünen... 3/5
3/5 ... [als mitgl. von landesregierungen, d.tweep] Abschiebeflüge nach #Afghanistan. Keine paar Wochen später fiel #Kabul und Menschen hängten sich vor Verzweiflung an startende Flugzeuge. Die fast personengleiche SPD von damals, die vor zwei Jahren namentlich gegen die ... 4/5
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Rassegna Stampa
Via #vincenzotrasmissioni
Dopo la Peste suina si inizia a parlare di Vaiolo delle scimmie. Come vedete dopo il 🦇 i cospiratori ci considerano bestie da governare.
..si sentono invincibili

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George S oros per ammissione del Pentagono è il cugino di Zelensky
Via ##vincenzotrasmissioni e #eretico_l
Il pericolo dell' O M S (controllato da Bill G@tes) e della Open dell'askenazita malthusiano S oros
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Yesterday @SIGARHQ posted an interim version of its report titled "Collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: An Assessment of the Factors That Led to Its Demise"

In this thread, I'll summarize the report's main findings & offer some thoughts. 1/n
@SIGARHQ (You can find the full version of the interim report here: sigar.mil/pdf/evaluation…) 2/n
@SIGARHQ First, on scoping: @SIGARHQ was directed by Congress to "examine the factors that contributed to the #ANDSF’s collapse, including the underlying factors over the past 20 years that resulted in the underdevelopment of ANDSF military and police capabilities" 3/n
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Pentagon downplays #Taliban efforts to build its own air force

"The relatively small number of former AAF aircraft believed to be in operational condition does not pose a capable military threat to regional stability outside #Afghanistan" per @DeptofDefense spox Maj Rob Lodewick
"With the exception of a pair of #Blackhawk helicopters, the former AAF aircraft that have been seen flying in #Afghanistan are old legacy aircraft that DoD did not provide nor previously sustain" per @DeptofDefense spox Maj Rob Lodewick in response to question from @VOANews
"The #Taliban will likely continue to focus the use of its limited air assets against anti-Taliban threats within #Afghanistan" per @DeptofDefense's Maj Lodewick
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THREAD 🧵
The meeting of the Supreme Council of National Resistance for the Salvation of #Afghanistan was held in Turkey last night, by the AFG political leaders, including Dostum, Sayyaf, Mohaqeq, Ata Noor, Yunus Qanuni & a number of others.
The meeting went on for 8 hours.
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The participants at the end of the meetimg have shared a joint statment on which they have called on the int'l community not to recognize the #Taliban regime, and called on the Taliban to end suppressing and oppression of different ethnic groups and to engage in dialogue.
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Members of the meeting has also declared the ongoing resistance in #Panjshir, Andarab, Takhar, Badakhshan and other parts of the country as a legitimate war against the #Taliban and announced their support for it.
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Tomorrow, the trial of the #Samos2 begins in #Greece

Afghan refugee N. faces up to 10 years in prison for the death of his 6-year old son, who drowned on the journey from Turkey to Greece, while travelling with his father and 22 others in November 2020.

aljazeera.com/features/2022/…
Hasan, also from #Afghanistan, faces smuggling charges for being at the wheel of the boat, and life imprisonment for N’s son’s death & 230 years in prison for endangering the lives of the other passengers.

70+ organisations are calling for the charges against both to be dropped
Amnesty has repeatedly denounced the increasingly hostile environment for refugees and migrants in Greece. Changes in Greek migration law and policy mean fewer safeguards for #asylumseekers and an increased possibility of detention.

amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
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NEW: @DoD_IG report on US-#Afghanistan raises questions about Washington's "over-the-horizon" #counterterrorism strategy

Need for US planes/drones to fly long distances, loss of human intelligence "has significantly reduced the DoD’s
capacity to track terrorist targets"
"As of the end of the quarter [March 31], the DoD had not conducted any strikes on terrorist targets in #Afghanistan since its withdrawal last year" per @DoD_IG acting IG Sean O'Donnell

re: #ISIS #alQaida
#ISIS-#Khorasan estimated to have 2,000 members operating in #Afghanistan, per @DoD_IG citing @DefenseIntel

That's about half of estimates shared by the @UN in February
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⚠️⚠️We need your attention to one of the child campaigns organized by @87films!

As many families live together in peace with their families and friends today, families in Afghanistan are praying day and night not to lose their children due to malnutrition. (1/3) Image
The number of malnourished children is rapidly increasing, and children are the primary victims of this unprecedented crisis.
We ask everyone reading this to donate (any amount can make a difference) or share the link widely with their community and those who can contribute. 2/3
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#AFG | Knock-on Impacts of Restrictions Against Women

In #Samangan province, Tahminah Women's Park & Marketplace has become inactive due to increasing #poverty and #unemployment rates, and Taliban restrictions on women's freedom of movement (1/11)

🧵 AW research👇
On 14 May, the Afghan newspaper Hasht e Subh Daily reported on its website that the Taliban closed a park and women's market in Samangan.

The park was the only recreation facility and marketplace for women and girls in the province. (2/11)

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AW followed up on this news with a number of sources on the ground, including a former employee of the department of women's affairs, a local journalist, and a civil #activist in Samangan in order to find out more. (3/11)
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@SarahAshtonLV @Anabel_Villeroy Just look at the facts of #Russian attacks on fully civilian areas of #Ukraine using a variety of munitions including #ClusterBombs

People need to follow this brave & intrepid journo reporter activist liberal Democrat
@SarahAshtonLV @Anabel_Villeroy Yes, people need to just look at the facts of #Russian attacks on fully civilian areas of #Ukraine using a variety of munitions including #ClusterBombs

People need to follow this brave & intrepid journo reporter activist liberal Democrat

@westislandr @feamoralma @Dodo43628294
@SarahAshtonLV @Anabel_Villeroy @westislandr @feamoralma @Dodo43628294 Yes siree

Yes, people need to just look at the facts of #Russian attacks on fully civilian areas of #Ukraine using a variety of munitions including #ClusterBombs

People need to follow this brave & intrepid journo reporter activist liberal Democrat patriot
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1 Il dispositivo mediatico che prevede stabilmente una #giornalistarussa da insultare, umiliare e compatire in tutte le trasmissioni televisive in nome della superiorità e libertà dell'#informazione occidentale, s'infrange con l'esecuzione a sangue freddo di #ShireenAbuAkleh >
2 la giornalista di #AlJazzera uccisa ieri dall'#esercitoisraeliano, e con la detenzione illegale di #JulianAssange in Gran Bretagna, in attesa dell'estrazione negli #USA dove rischia 175 anni di carcere. Entrambi facevano quanto fanno i #giornalisti occidentali in #Ucraina: >
3 raccontavano la #violenza delle #guerre di occupazione in #Palestina, #Afghanistan, #Iraq dal punto di vista delle #vittime. Ma le storie di queste vittime, e dei #giornalisti che le raccontano rimettendoci la vita, nel dispositivo mediatico libero e superiore non sono previste
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NEW: #Russia invasion of #Ukraine - Russian ground forces making "slow and uneven" in #Donbas, w/airstrikes ongoing there & in #Mariupol, per a senior US defense official

"Limited stand-off strikes" near #Odesa, official adds
#Russia increased # of sorties to over 300 in past 24 hours, per a senior US defense official
Towns & villages changing hands still - "There's a lot of back and forth" per a senior US defense official
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Happening now: Senate Armed Services Committee Worldwide Threats hearing...

Testimony from @ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines & @DefenseIntel Dir Lt Gen Scott Berrier
SASC Chairman @SenJackReed on US intelligence sharing in #Russia-#Ukraine war:

"Intelligence officials are understandably cautious about revealing hard-won insights on adversaries, but this strategy has proven highly effective..."
"...This is a great example of competing effectively in the information domain, and I hope we will continue to make use of this kind of creative tradecraft" per @SenJackReed
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Non pubblico le foto, perché sono veramente troppo cruente. Ma un giorno la nostra coscienza dovrà rispondere di quanto sta accadendo ormai da mesi in #Afghanistan.
Oggi i #Talebani hanno torturato e ucciso dei bambini. Ripeto: torturato e ucciso dei bambini.
La loro colpa?
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Appartenere al #Panjshir, la provincia da cui origina l'ultima sacca di resistenza ai Taliban, quella facente capo ad #AhmadMassoud, di cui avevo parlato pochi giorni fa.
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Qui qualcuno parlava di regime "distensivo". Altri (o gli stessi) suggerivano di riconoscere l'autorità dei Talebani sull'#Afghanistan perché lo impone la "realpolitik".
Io i volti di quei bambini ve li risparmio. Ma in cambio, la prossima volta che con leggerezza vi verrà
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It was an honor collaborating with @idek2022 @EmilyKennedy85 @ASEELApp to feed 156 families in #Kunar #Afghanistan. Thank you everyone who contributed in anyway towards this. A big thanks 🙏🙏 to all the donors for their generous and kind donations.
The Feed 150 Families in Kunar fundraising campaign provided food packages to 36 widows and 111 Ultra-Poor Families in Kunar plus six more packages were given to families in distribution site. Overall 1094 individuals were supported of which more than 60% were children.
Here are more photos. Please support our other campaign and help more families during this dire situation. You can start your own campaign with @ASEELApp and support families in #Afghanistan
Link to our campaign: aseelapp.com/dari/child-and…
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1/15
Il mullah Omar era solito ripetere all'indirizzo degli occidentali: "Voi avete gli orologi, noi abbiamo il tempo".
Il decreto firmato dal leader dei #Talebani, che obbliga le donne dell'#Afghanistan ad indossare il #Burqa in pubblico, lo smentisce. I #talebani non hanno solo
2/15
il tempo, ma pure gli orologi: con le loro lancette hanno riportato l'#Afghanistan indietro di 20 anni.
E dire che qualcuno, in Italia (#Conte), parlava di un regime "distensivo". Sbagliava: i Talebani non sono cambiati.
Curioso poi risentire come Conte parlasse della Russia
3/15
e di arroganza dell'Occidente. Non è cambiato niente.
La scorsa estate parlai col prof. @Margelletti. Mi disse: "Le conquiste che le donne hanno avuto verranno completamente azzerate e devastate". dangelodario.it/2021/08/13/int…
Aveva ragione.
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By all accounts, the NRF have launched a major offensive against the #Taliban across #Panjshir today -- taking multiple districts.

No doubt the #Taliban can respond in force, but it's yet another sign (beyond #ISKP) that #Afghanistan's new rulers are far from unchallenged.
NEW - x7 rockets fired into #Tajikistan from #Afghanistan.

In one month, #Pakistan, #Uzbekistan & #Tajikistan have all been hit by cross-border attacks, and #Iran affected by border clashes.

Tajik incident comes amid NRF (long associated with #Dushanbe) offensive in #Panjshir.
#ISKP have claimed today’s cross-border rocket attack on #Tajikistan.

This comes weeks after a similar volley was fired into #Uzbekistan & amid #TTP cross-border attacks into #Pakistan & clashes along the #Iran border.

#Taliban coming under mounting pressure.
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According to the state-run @BakhtarNA, the #Taliban's Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice will tomorrow (Saturday, May 7), make an important #decree, about #Hijab ruling, public.
While not released from the official addresses of the IEA yet, the #Taliban's new plan for the implementation of Sharia #Hijab in Afghanistan is a document prepared in two pages and signed by the seven senior officials of the Taliban, including the Minister for the Propagation...
...of Virtue&Prevention of Vice, Chief Justice, Minister of Hajj, Education Minister...
The key contents of the #guideline:
- #Hijab is compulsory on all Muslim women who have reached the age of puberty.
- Any clothing that covers body is Hijab but it should not be transparent...
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I have high hopes for these kids! #UK is the greatest nation on earth. It is a tolerant and respectful society. The English cousins respect you and value you regardless of your background. Soon these kids will be exposed to the wider society through the education system.
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He will soon be able to escape the clutches of the ignorance and intolerance that his parents have raised him up in! As he grows up, he will understand that it's OK to respect #Women. It's OK to respect your neighbors regardless of his creed, colour or religion.
2/11
It's OK to be tolerant of others. Those who look different to you. Those who have a different #religion to you. Those who speak a different language to you. Those who have different traditions and cultures to you. Those who may not agree with you.
3/11
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1. #IS deployed 342 attacks globally during Ramadan, 219 of them since 17 April as part of its global revenge campaign.

This is ten attacks more than it reported during Ramadan last year.

Here’s what that surge looks like when charted out.
2. Most attacks (by far) were reported from #Iraq, followed by #Nigeria, #Syria and #Afghanistan.

These four states accounted for three quarters of all #IS’s attacks in Ramadan.
3. Besides the sole attack reported from #Uzbekistan at the beginning of the month, no major new fronts were opened anywhere outside of #Nigeria.
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#PressFreedom in #Afghanistan has vanished since the #Taliban takeover.
But #Afghan women journalists stand up: I met with them at Radio Begum, which
▶️ produces programmes for women by women
▶️ airs lessons for school girls
and at @TOLOnews.

@RSF_inter #WorldPressFreedomDay
The #PressFreedom Index by Reporters without Borders @RSF_inter can be found here:

bit.ly/PressFreedomIn…

#WorldPressFreedomDay
#WorldPressFreedomDay2022
This was surely the most important interview in this regard that I gave in the last 12 months. A joined attempt to figure out how much I can say on air, showing solidarity with Free Media and Women in #Afghanistan.

Thank you Farida and @TOLOnews for making this possible.
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A thread 🧵

It is felt in #Iran that Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan have outwitted the Iranian authorities/policy-makers as tensions with the group is rising. After a border incident in late April, now Iranians want to conduct a census of Afghan population in Iran. 1
Remarks by a member of Majlis National Security & Foreign Affairs Cmte: Fada Hussein Maleki are important too.
He predicts #Taliban’s political life is reaching its end. He states: #Iran isn’t silent or ignorant about what Taliban or Takfiri groups do on its eastern borders. 2
According to lawmaker Maleki, Iranian authorities are really worried. He adds: #Iran’s appeasement is not bcz of #Taliban but out of respect for people of #Afghanistan. He blames the Taliban for incidents happening on borders either by Takfiris or by the Taliban forces. 3
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Klaus Loibnegger von @krone_at bekommt den ultimativen #FakeNews Preis in Sachen #Asyl:

1. Instanz:
Syrien: 3.083 positive Entscheidungen, davon 2.499 Asyl.
Negativ: insgesamt 211

Klaus so 👇. Seid nicht wie Klaus. Image
#Afghanistan und #Syrien sind die Länder mit DEN Top- Anerkennungsquoten. Schutzbedarf steht außer Frage. Es gibt auch keine Abschiebungen in diese Länder.

Bitte, liebe Medienschaffende, gebt Euch Ruck und übernehmt nicht irgendeinen Spin. Meldet Euch, zumindest zur Einordnung.
Es gibt viele Probleme, es gibt viel zu kritisieren.

Aber es wird zumeist das Falsche kritisiert und daher dann die falschen Schlüsse gezogen. Wenn dann auf Basis der falschen Schlüsse eine verhunzte Politik gerechtfertigt wird ist das wenig überraschend.
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