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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] 2 years ago today, @POTUS announced that the U.S. would withdraw its military from #Afghanistan.

He did so fully knowing that at-risk Afghans were stuck in the visa backlog. When the withdrawal was complete, the majority of #AfghanAllies had been left behind.
Last week, the WH released a report acknowledging that evacuations should have begun sooner.

That report confirms what #Afghans and advocates predicted and have long known -- that the U.S. did too little too late to get at-risk Afghans to safety.
For years, processing delays kept #SIV applicants from resettling in the United States. A U.S. court ruled in 2019 that the delays were unreasonable.…
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The Bhadaur fort

#Punjab #BhadaurFort

Bhadaur is a historic & famous town of Punjab. It is home to legendary Phulkian Sirdars,From #PhulkianDynasty Bhadaur is the 1st joint capital of Phulkian Dynasty.
The princely states of
Patiala,Jind &Nabha are rooted to Bhadaur
#Phool's eldest son #Tiloka was the ancestor of the #Nabha, #Jind and #Badrukhan royal families and his second son #Rama, had six sons and out of #DunnaSingh, #AlaSingh and #Bakhta sprang the princely states of #Bhadaur, #Patiala and #Malaudh
#BHADAUR was one & only princely town where royal family holds 8 eight RESIDENTAL #FORTS individually. BHADAUR is home to #PHOOLKA SARDARS (CHIEFS), who rules
84 villages.The royals of the house of Bhadaur are known as BHADAURIAS & BHADAURIYE #SARDAR
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Today, @HouseForeign & @HouseForeignGOP's "During and After the Fall of Kabul" hearing will focus on our withdrawal from #Afghanistan.

Veterans know that we have a long way to go to ensure the U.S. keeps our promise & protects our #Afghan allies.

Follow along with us here ⤵️🧵
Background: After 20 years in #Afghanistan, the U.S. ended our military presence in August 2021. The Taliban quickly took over the country & rapidly eroded gains made by the Western-backed #Afghan government in the past twenty years. 82,000 #Afghans were evacuated into the U.S.
Today, we’ll hear from veterans @PeterLucier from @teamamrelief, @FQhoang from @AlliedAirlift21, Aidan Gunderson, Sgt Tyler Vargas-Andrews, and @RooftopLeader from @TForcePineapple, as well as immigration expert @cmackler from @immigrantarc.
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@pamconstable1 From your @washingtonpost article:
“The Taliban wants to segregate women. So it’s training female doctors.”
“This makes me feel like we have done something useful, that all my years of fighting were worth it,” said a Taliban security guard..…
Taliban are NOT training women to become doctors:

Taliban banned #Aghanwomen from attending universities and from getting higher education in Afghanistan, according to the letter released by the Taliban's Ministry of Higher Education.…
I have to ask: just exactly how many #AfghanWomen did you interview before you published this story? I think you need to do more research:…
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The population of #SikhEmpire during the time of Ranjit Singh’s rule was estimated to be around 12 million people.
There were
8.4 million Muslims,
2.88 million Hindus and 722,000 Sikhs.
#Islam (70%)
#Hinduism (24%)
#Sikhism (6%)
Total Area in 1839 was
520,000 km2 (200,000 sq mi) Sikh Kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji
Capital was
#Gujranwala (1799–1802)
#Lahore LahoreFort(1802–1849)

Court language
Spoken #languages in #SikhKingdom #SikhEmpire

Punjabi (dynastic)Punjabi dialects (Saraiki, Hindko, Pahari-Pothwari),Kangri,Dogri,
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دافغانستان داسلامی امارت لمړۍ کلیزه او دامرییکه شکست دې ټولو افغانانو ته مبارک!
غواړم هاغه خاطرات ولیکمه چې پروسږ کال دطالبانو راتګ سره په کابل کې مونږ کابل میشت څه تاثرات درلود.
پروسږکال جون/جولای زما د ژوند تر ټولو تریخی، دخفګان،زیار او سټړتیا ډکې ورځی وې..
مونږ یو ناروغ درلود، داسې ورځې هم پکې وی چې۳هفتې په متواتر ډول ویښه ومه پرته له ۵دقیقی یالس دقیقی خوب په ۲۴ساعتو کې (دې څو دقو کې مې هم یو ځلی خوب ولید چې امریکه شکست خوړلې وی اودکابل کوڅو کې ورنه څه پاتې وی او ټول لکه سپی لګیا دی کوم نظامی سامان لټوی سرګردانه دی چې وتښتی..)
تلویزیون یا خبرونو نه خبر نه ومه، انترنت صحیح سګنال هم نه درلود، خو که انترنت به مې کاروله هم یوازی به می څو دقیقی د ناروغ ضرورت متعلق کله کاروله، خو پوهیدمه چې حالات ښه نه ول، او د یرغلګرو د مخ تورې ورکیدو لپاره مې همدې حالت کې هم ډیرې دعاګانې کولې،
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Afghanistan is full of sad stories, this one made me and two of my friends cry. #Afghanistan #Poverty #Hunger #HumanitarianCrisis #Donate #Help #GoFundMe #food #AfghanWomen #Afghans
Story of Bas Bibi
#RT for awareness #Share
@ASEELApp @minasharif @CrystalBayat37
1. I was sitting with a friend in bank. He is the deputy director of the branch. An old lady (Bas Bibi, a 63 year old women) entered his office and offered a card to my friend to check whether her retirement rights are added to her account. My friend checked it and said, “there
2. is no money in your account, your retirement payment isn’t added”. After hearing this, Bas Bibi was about to fell but sat on the couch. We all were looking at her while her tears were making routes on her face. I told her, “Mother, plz don’t cry”. She said, “I have promised my
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THREAD: My new @WPReview column draws on @HSecurityLab’s new survey data from #Afghanistan to show that paying 9/11 families reparations from the frozen Afghan national reserves is not just unjust, it’s bad for national security. 1/… 1/
The background: after the Taliban takeover, the US froze the Afghan national reserves, throwing the Afghan economy into collapse. As @washingtonpost reporter @sgreports explains, near-famine conditions have resulted through much of the country. 2/…
Meanwhile, as @nytimes@charlie_savage explained in December, some lawyers for 9/11 families who had been suing the Taliban for reparations, sought to have those reparations paid out of the Afghan reserves. 3/…
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The first package from the “Child and Family Relief Fund” delivered. Heartbreaking to know that recipient has a Masters Degree in International Relations & was a PHD Candidate (ruined dream). He served for years in ANDSF & has worked in Director level. Imagine ordinary #Afghans
In total six packages were delivered to vulnerable families in Kabul. It’s family received Food Package and a child relief package. The family had a baby girl only 4 months old. She is sick and the family could either afford her medicine or their food. Tough choice, right?
“Hello, I am a breadwinner for a family of eight. Before the Taliban came, I was a simple worker. I was providing for myself. I have been unemployed for six months. I went to aid companies. No one provided assistance
I want you to support me if it is a loaf of bread”
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March 15, 2022

Toplet bombs are still the main reason why the Light forces can not intervene directly in the situation on the surface of the planet. Image
The Light forces are now clearing the quantum and subquantum anomaly on the higher mental plane with maximum possible speed and as soon as that is done, they will start clearing the subquantum anomaly on the physical plane, which is the riskiest part of the whole operation.
The most critical timeframe is between now and April 24th.
Accidentally or not so accidentally the cutoff date of April 24th coincides with the end of Kala Sarpa Dosha, a very challenging period in Vedic Jyotish astrology, which ends on April 22:…
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1. Save the life of a small girl!
A father of ten children (all females) is about to sell his daughter to save the family from starvation and provide medicine to his other daughter. DM me if you want to help this family. I am not talking about one food package, his need is more.
2. He is a baker and used to bake biscuits and cakes before the fall of the government. His employer (shop) had to let him go because the business wasn’t going well. Now, he can’t find work to support his family. Can we provide him tools to survive?
3. A generous donation can enable him bake & sell and feed his family. Plz DM me for details and if you would like to speak with the family, I can arrange that as well. If you wish to donate, all details about food provision and other arrangements will be provided.
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The #Taliban Interior Ministry in a letter, instructed Afghanistan border police, to #prevent_the_evacuation of Afghan citizens by foreign countries.
The ministry's letter states that border control officials are obliged to prevent evacuation operations by the US& NATO countries. Image
When #Taliban's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was asked about #evacuation & specifically the above mentioned letter, he said that "we have banned the evacuation process until make sure that what fate awaits #Afghans who are already evacuated. Over 5,000 evacuated Afghans are ...
...still kept in wretched conditions in temporary camps in Doha. Also, many Afghans in Turkey are living in dire situation with unclear future. We can't put more Afghans at risk&won't allow others misuse them. #Protecting Afghans is the responsibility of the government (#IEA) ...
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We know that passing an Afghan Adjustment Act is the best way to advocate for our new #Afghan neighbors that have arrived in the United States…but what IS the Afghan Adjustment Act exactly??

Following the withdrawal from #Afghanistan, 10s of thousands of at-risk #Afghans were evacuated to the U.S. through humanitarian parole. Those individuals must now pursue a more permanent status: either asylum or #SIV status, though both are currently extremely backlogged.
The AAA would allow certain #Afghan evacuees to apply for permanent status after one year of being paroled into the country. It relieves the immediate burden on the #SIV process (18,000 case backlog) and asylum process (1 million case backlog) and prevents #Afghans paroled…
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This is an interesting case what Dr Ambedkar writes relating the Indian Muslims of 1920s with #thirdbattleofpanipat & their call for #fourthBattleOfPanipat


'In 1926 there arose a controversy as to who really won the third battle of Panipat, fought in 1761.
It was contended for the Muslims that it was a great victory for them because #AhmadShahAbdali had 1 lakh of soldiers while the Marathas had 4-6 lakhs. The Hindus replied that it was a victory to them—a victory to [the] vanquished—because it stemmed the tide of Muslim invasions.
The Muslims were not prepared to admit defeat at the hands of Hindus, and claimed that they will always prove superior to the Hindus. To prove the eternal superiority of Muslims over Hindus, it was proposed by one Maulana Akbar Shah Khan
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A #TopTen list of things that, if enacted tomorrow, would drastically improve outcomes for all involved in #AfghanEvac
1. Appoint an Ambassador to Qatar (vacant 5 years)
2. Waive HP fees, issue clear guidance, and refund fees for #Afghans denied
3. Allow virtual visa interviews
4. Direct and active @POTUS engagement with foreign leaders toward expanding capacity & throughput for flights & other processing overseas
5. Creative executive orders to maximize housing capacity, which would also address homelessness benefitting all Americans.
6. Establish permanently & staff appropriately the CARE team at @StateDept, as well as the @DHSgov team & entire ecosystem of US gov agencies involved
7. Emergency funding for rapid expansion of resettlement agency staff & resources for national orgs & local affiliates.
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Final military recommendations on what to do about the August 29 strike in #Kabul that killed 10 civilians-"None of their recommendations dealt specifically with...personal accountability" per @PentagonPresSec

Earlier from @nytimes:…
"The recommendations were more about procedure & process" per @PentagonPresSec on review of August 29 strike in #Kabul that killed civilians, saying most of them are classified

@SecDef Lloyd Austin has approved the recommendations, he adds
"The United States is helping #Ukraine w/their self-defense needs" per @PentagonPresSec

"We just completed a $60 million package" of patrol boats, javelin missiles, ammo, etc, he says, adding the conversation w/#Kyiv is ongoing

re Ukraine-#Russia
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Took some time off work and I'm on an plane, heading back to Washington, DC for another week focused on #AfghanEvac so I wanted to provide an update.

As always, you can find resources and more information at #AfghanEvac logo
First: to our friends in #Afghanistan and their families here in the US and around the world: we see you, we hear you, and we will not forget the sacrifices you've made in our name. We are still here and hope to soon welcome you into our neighborhoods and our homes.
Tomorrow, our team is meeting all day to create better infrastructure, tools, and processes for our 115+ member organizations. We'll also be discussing methods to best keep folks around the world informed. Everything we do will center around #Afghans seeking help.
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Apart from the submarines, here are a few other areas where Australia, under Morrison, has not gone through with their obligations to be ethical and lawful:

We abandoned our ‘staunch Afghan allies’ in their hour of need and wouldn’t even offer them protection visas…

By my not holding ‘war crimes trials’, when the evidence suggests we should, while being a signature to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, we broke our agreement to that body, and the civilians we murdered in Afghanistan
By not honouring our commitments to the various environmental agreements such as ‘Kyoto’ and ‘Paris’ we have failed in our duty to be a leader of ‘climate policy and innovation’ rather than just a reluctant (greedy) follower.
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First photos of graduates from "Military Academy of #Kabul".
In #Afghanistan after pol leaders fled & soldiers surrendered, #Taliban have talked about an inclusive national #army curently being reorganised. But what hardware/capabilities will they have

They have
-Millions of rounds of ammo
-10s of thousands of guns, radios other hardware
-1000s of MRAPs & Humvees
-Dozens of aircraft
-100s of technicians/operators

@AJEnglish had exclusive access to what #Taliban says is the beginning of its own #AirForce
Military analysts say much of the estimated $88 BILLION firepower built by US in its 20-yr #Afghan war is either obsolete/inoperable. The coalition destroyed large amounts of hardware on its way out.

Now some being rebuilt from scrap and spares.
Such as #Mi24 #Mi35 attack helis ImageImage
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-#Afghanistan govt for the ISI by the ISI
-Moderate Mullah Baradar was to head govt: Pushed to ceremonial pstn
-PM Mullah Akhund: Deobandi, Credited with destruction of giant 6th C #Buddha statues of #Bamiyan, directed insurgency against #USA-backed Afghan govt from #Pakistan
-Akhund belongs to powerful Durrani tribe from Kandahar
-Served as foreign minister in previous #Taliban govt
-Head of Quetta Shura
-ISI put together plot for Taliban’s second innings with Quetta Shura
-Baradar’s fall due his liking for Hamid Karzai & dislike for #HaqqaniNetwork
-I hope #USA Pres #JoeBiden realizes that #Pakistan & #China made fool of free world
-Moderate face Baradar served merely as facade before international community in #Doha
-With Sirajuddin Haqqani as interior minister & Akhund as PM world faces dangerous future
-Act now or perish
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So, it was "awful" of us to push education for women in #Afghanistan. We should have sought the elimination of the Taliban & the terrorists, and the establishment of a society the #Afghans would support. The results couldn't have been worse for women than Young's approach.
In the end, this comes back to the different approaches I mentioned in the first tweet of my response: 'Ought' implies 'can' on my part, something else on Young's part.
Over 6,000 U.S. service people died in the Afghan debacle, and perhaps as many as 150,000 #Afghanis. Trillions of dollars have been wasted. Perhaps I misread her, but Young doesn't seem to give a shit. The U.S. tried, and failure and its costs are irrelevant. So is the prospect
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Former US Ally Late Maulana Sami ul Haq explains how #USA & CIA financed #AfghanMujahideen (1979 to 1989) through him & his seminary

Ref :

#Taliban #Talibans #AlQaeda #TTP #Daish #ISIS #Afghanistan #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden
1 - Mr Kamran Khan is nowadays very fond of #Talibans | 8 years ago he used to explain the effectivity & importance of #USA #Drones against Terrorist #Taliban

Ref : |

#Taliban #Talibans #AlQaeda #TTP #Daish #ISIS #Afghanistan #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden
2 - Mr Kamran Khan quotes US Senator & Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee
Dianne Feinstein on the effectivity of #USA #Drones against Terrorist Taliban

Ref : |

#Taliban #Talibans #AlQaeda #TTP #Daish #ISIS #Afghanistan #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden
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#Britain has stopped evacuating #Afghans and is now moving to wind down its military presence in Kabul.
The #ISKP attack yesterday was the most lethal attack on #US troops in Afghanistan in a decade, and in 2011 the US was engaged in offensive operations - something that could be called "a war" - which it has not been since 2014.
The casualty figures for the US security presence low, and the benefit - providing key capacities that sustained the Afghan state, which bore the brunt of the fight to keep the jihadists at bay - was very significant. All lost now, for no reason.
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