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I've started combining locations highlighted in my #connectivity research with in-situ listening via #radiogarden. Right now, the port of Constanta, Romania on the #BlackSea, while scanning a modernisation programme with "civilian-military dual-use of transport infrastructure" 1/ Image
This morning, the port of #Alexandroupoli, Greece on the #ThracianSea with strategically important position for regional #energyflows. Scanning #flowsecurity development & mooted sale of majority stake of port to US commercial interests... / #connectivity & #radiogarden 2/ Image
Nothing listed for the port of #Sabetta, Russia so Novy Urengoy closest station (375 miles away): Scanning the voyage of Christophe de Margerie, expanding navigation window in the eastern sector of Russian #Arctic, confirming year-round safe navigation... #psychoconnectivity 3/ Image
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A Nubian grandmother to her six-year-old granddaughter: “You’re going to see the sea for the first time! exited!?”

“Yes! I’m going to see the sea!!”

She runs, suddenly stops, and with a mix of entrancement and laughter, this becomes her first ever sight of the sea. #Alexandria Image
*with some height adjustments, 191cm to 90cm :)
Sounds much cuter in her stuttering Arabic "Ana Ana Ana 7ashoof el ba7r!!"
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The Scirè was a submarine of the Adua class launched in 1938. The vessel was designed for operations in the Mediterranean and thus displaced 700 tons and was 60m long. However it would have been employed not as standard submarine...
#ww2 #submarine #regiamarina
In summer 1940 the Scirè was assigned to the X° M.A.S. flotilla and modified to act as S.L.C. carrier, tasked with launching the human torpedo close to their targets. For this purpose, three metallic cylinders were installed on the submarine deck to contain the S.L.C.s
Under the command of Junio Valerio Borghese, the Scirè participated to the various attacks of the X M.A.S. against allied ships in Gibraltar in 1940 and 1941. However its most famous achievement was the attack against Alexandria in December 1941.
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#Alexandria #Virginia man indicted on charges of conspiring/attempting to provide material support to #Somalia-based terror group #alShabaab

34yo Liban Haji Mohamed left US in July 2012, added to @FBI's Most Wanted list in 2015

$50,000 reward for info… Image
Per @TheJusticeDept, Mohamed tried to recruit an undercover agent to provide training to #alShabaab fighters and also " planned to use his own media skills to improve al-Shabaab’s propaganda machine"
Per @TheJusticeDept, the @FBI "is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Mohamed"

But Mohamed was arrested by #Somali officials in early 2015...…
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#OTD vor 79 Jahren, am 20. Mai 1941, begann Unternehmen Merkur: Die deutsche Landung auf #Kreta. Hier ein Foto meines Großvaters im Transportflieger. Sein bester Freund und Mann seiner späteren Frau wird an diesem Tag fallen. Image
Zur Einleitung ein kurzer Blick zurück in das Jahr 1938. Mein Großvater Wilhelm tritt dem #Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100 in Berchtesgaden bei, wird später Unteroffizier. Die „schönste Kaserne des Reiches“ beherbergt heute das Gebirgsjägerbataillon 232. ImageImageImage
Dort lernt er seinen zukünftigen besten Freud Franz kennen. Dieser ist verheiratet mit Karoline, hier beide auf dem 🛷 vorne (Die Dame neben Opa kenne ich nicht 😗). Nun, das wird später relevant. ImageImage
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DEADLY FIRE | An elderly woman is dead and her husband is in the hospital with severe burn injuries after a fire broke out inside of their home in Old Town #Alexandria. The fire appears to have started in their bedroom. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
The #fire broke out around 12:30 this morning off South Pitt Street in #Alexandria. This is a neighborhood tucked right off S #Washington and Duke Streets. Fire is out now, but crews are still working to figure out how it started. @wusa9 #GetUpDC
We are learning the fire was contained to the couple’s bedroom and did not spread to other homes.

One of the challenges firefighters face in many of the older homes in this area is narrow stairwells.

However, they were able to still get the fire out quickly. @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
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There is horrific footage of the Ramses Train Station explosion showing people literally on fire after the explosion set them ablaze. It is a gut wrenching embodiment of the toll on #Egyptians of state neglect.
Every week terrible news comes from #Egypt. Today’s train disaster, last week’s execution of 9 men, news of forced disappearances,the proposed amendments to the constitution that could give Sisi more terms in office. Daily people struggle to get by & survive state neglect & abuse
Ramses Station is used by millions every year. In Arabic it’s known as Mahatet Masr which means Egypt Station. A disaster like that at this Station symbolizes so much. I’ve taken the train from there to Alexandria many times; I took the train from Aswan to that station in 2017.
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The NRA’s slogan is “Freedom’s Safest Place.” Is #LasVegas freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 1/21
Is #Alexandria freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 2/21
Is #Orlando freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 3/21
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