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@lensovet @awbw @NeedMore_Input @ChrisO_wiki No

I'm LITERALLY engaging in a DISCUSSION about whether & when it was sunk/destroyed/caught fire/by accident/missile & what was being reported about it

Which was that it HAD been hit by a #UKRAINIAN MISSILE & HAD SUNK WHERE & WHEN HIT

As for your latest warmongering screed...
@lensovet @awbw @NeedMore_Input @ChrisO_wiki As for your latest warmongering screed

Are you a qualified psychiatrist

Have you had even one consultation with Putin

So how do you know he's a crazy man

Because you were told

Or is it based on the propaganda you were fed

How do you know he tried to invade a country that...
@lensovet @awbw @NeedMore_Input @ChrisO_wiki How do you know he tried to invade a country that he thinks shouldn’t exist

Never mind that he failed miserably thanks to “warmongers” not folding in fear of him

#Russia for 3 & #Putin for 2 decades have been saying the #Ukraine joining #NATO was a #RedLine

Sounds more like..
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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
EKPYROSIS
2012portal.blogspot.com/2022/03/ekpyro…

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:
psychologicallyastrology.com/2021/12/14/202…
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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??

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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

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'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: nytimes.com/2021/12/13/us/…
"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 committed...to 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.org #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…

#Afghans
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

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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

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#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 : dailymotion.com/video/x16m8uj |

#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 : dailymotion.com/video/x16m8uj |

#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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The #Taliban have ordered women to stay in their homes. A Taliban the spokesman claimed this is just a "temporary" measure until the jihadists have been trained not to harm women. nytimes.com/2021/08/24/wor…
The #Taliban have freed a significant number of #TTP ("Pakistani Taliban") operatives during their prison breaks as they took over the cities.
Pentagon refusing to say how many Americans have been evacuated and admits it does not know the true number of Americans in Afghanistan, but in such a way that it seems they're preparing a message that says Americans left behind didn't want to leave
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#Biden's decision to stick to the Aug 31 deadline is bold -- it raises 2 key risks:

1) We'll be leaving people behind, certainly 1,000s of #Afghans & quite likely, a few Americans in hard-to-reach spots.

2) Other G7/NATO states have been rebuffed again by #Biden -- more anger.
"#Biden's decision to pull out troops was backed by most Americans, 53%-38%. But almost two-thirds, 62%, disapproved of the way his administration has handled that withdrawal."

Overall approval rating now 41%.

New polling on #Afghanistan's impact:

usatoday.com/story/news/pol… Image
BREAKING -- The US military has begun re-withdrawing from #Afghanistan, per US officials.

Very worrying sign for the 10,000s of those left behind - mostly #Americans, but some U.S. & European nationals too.
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Today is the day the #US will decide if it is going to evacuate everyone, or stick to #Biden's self-imposed deadline in #Afghanistan.
This messaging from the State Department about the #Taliban having pledged to allow #Afghans who helped us leave the country even after the #US military departs is either criminally naïve or a horribly cynical way of consigning thousands of people to death
The Pentagon messaging matches up with that of the State Department: very much looks like the #US is preparing the ground to leave #Afghans it owes a duty to behind, but to pretend there's some kind of process or agreement to get them out
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There's lots of first-hand accounts of this from recent days -- intensifying over time. For now, the window's closing/closed for #Afghans, as the U.S. & others prioritize their citizens' evacuation.

This was all inevitable given the tight timeline, and it'll worsen too.
More than any other aspect of the #Afghanistan withdrawal, this is what should have been 100% avoidable.

And as @RepAdamSchiff has just stated, the IC *did* warn of a swift #Taliban victory -- this was *not* an intelligence failure, it was a political/decision-making one.
@RepAdamSchiff The #Taliban aren't stupid; they know the U.S. (& #NATO allies) are under pressure -- #Taliban fighters have significantly increased their intimidation of Afghans outside #HKIA - countless reports of beating, whipping & even gunfire.

And they're blocking known meeting points.
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A former interpreter, green card holder, still trapped in #Afghanistan and unable to get to the airport.
Some progress on the pace of evacuations
Biden's Aug. 22 speech on the expanded perimeter referred not to the #US or to the #Afghan forces with them, but to the #Taliban surrounding them.
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I am going to share some findings of @NamaKadrie about the history of the Hazaras in this thread. This may help you in understanding the current situation in Afghanistan a bit better.
1. "In analysing the history of #Afghanistan, scholars and historians often assessed the independence and autonomy of a given region based on their ability to resist an imposition of tax. Paying levies was therefore the way power-relations and supremacy was understood.
2. "In this sense, the #Hazarajat as a whole was what scholars often deemed as a “semi-independent” region. By 1891, aside from #Uruzgan, every other region (14 districts) of the #Hazarajat paid taxes to Abdur Rahman Khan.
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I am going to share some findings of @KadrieNama about the history of the Hazaras in this thread.
1. "In analysing the history of #Afghanistan, scholars and historians often assessed the independence and autonomy of a given region based on their ability to resist an imposition of tax. Paying levies was therefore the way power-relations and supremacy was understood.
2. "In this sense, the #Hazarajat as a whole was what scholars often deemed as a “semi-independent” region. By 1891, aside from #Uruzgan, every other region (14 districts) of the #Hazarajat paid taxes to Abdur Rahman Khan.
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1 - #Taliban won’t allow #TTP to use Afghan soil against Pakistan, hopes Sheikh Rasheed (17 Aug 2021 The News)

#Pakistan , particularly the KP / FATA under #Talibans Rule

#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans #CPEC #OBOR #China #HaqqaniNetwork
2 - Propaganda against #Taliban proving false, says FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi (19 Aug 2021 Dawn)

#Pakistan the KP / FATA under #Talibans Rule

Ref:

#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans #CPEC #OBOR #China #HaqqaniNetwork #TTP
3 - TTP maintains ties with #Afghan Taliban, says UN report (27 July 2021 Dawn)

#Pakistan the KP / FATA under #Talibans Rule

Ref:

#Afghanistan #AlQaeda #Daish #ETIM #USA #FATF #Kabul #Talibans #CPEC #OBOR #China #HaqqaniNetwork #TTP
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