Former #SouthAfrica, whose racism-discrimination-injustice-brutality–all rolled into an #Apartheid ideology-kept trying to market itself as a “democracy”-It succeeded for a while & ultimately crashed despite believing its power was indestructible. Exactly what #Netanyahu is doing
#Israel markets itself as an indispensable ally of the West; “only democracy” in #ME; defender of western values; bulwark against #Iran & #Islam-behaves with impunity & in defiance of all international laws as if the lifeline it enjoys from #America-renders it indestructible
NEW on coming #Putin@realDonaldTrump summit: (2nd THREAD) 1. In recent days #Moscow passed a two-page document to #Washington that should serve as a basis/draft for a bilateral communique the two Presidents should present after the #Helsinki talks.
2. According to #Rus sources #US accepted the paper but insisted an issue of "#Russia/n interference into American elections in 2016" is mentioned with due guarantees that this doesn't happen again.
3. Other statements on paper allegedly include themes of"sustaining dialogue b/n #Russia/n, #US officials,diplomats,military&security services" as well as development of economic ties,promotion of people-to-people contacts.Bilateral coop called one of factors for global stability
Since the #US was founded in 1776, #America has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of its' existence
In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the #US didn't wage any wars
Who is the Terrorist?
Why do they hate us Dad?
#US#Pentagon needs $20 billion in munition alone @GeorgeWBush__ dropped 70,000 bombs on 5 countries #Obama dropped 100,000 bombs on 7 countries #Trump dropped 44,000 bombs in his 1st year
121 bombs a day, 1 bombs every 12 minuets
Who is the #Terrorist?
#US#Iraq war veteran Vince Emanuele: "Moral injury is the real reason why #US veterans are committing suicide, as they realize all the horrors of war & innocent people killed were for nothing but #US corporate interests"
#US veterans marched in #NewOrleans on July 1, to raise awareness for the high rates of veteran suicides across #America. They were wearing ‘dead masks’ to represent the high cost of war.
US Department of Veterans Affairs report: Average number of veterans suicide is 20 per day
US #Iraq war veteran Emanuele: In fact-the #US government, especially under @realDonaldTrump is exacerbating the problem by continuing militaristic operations all over the world-If US government was interested in preventing veteran suicides-it would stop creating so many veterans
1. In 1987 it is believed that #Trump was recruited by #SovietUnion, specifically recruited by Kryuchkov head of First Chief Directorate, a division within the #KGB who's primary responsibility was to gather foreign intelligence
On Monday, editor @HamiltoNolan published a widely-cited piece predicting increasing backlash against individual members of the #Trump administration, after press secretary @SarahHuckabee Sanders was denied service at the @RedHenDC restaurant in #Lexington, #Virginia.
@realDonaldTrump is proud & celebrates having his Immigration & Customs Enforcement forces that are trained in #Israel, "Liberate" #American towns from #Americans who he looks at as just being MS-13 international criminal gangsters
George Bush called for the bombing of #US as The US Harbors violent #terrorists regarded by #FBI & Justice Department as Terrorists such as Orlando Busch, an anti #Cuban terrorist accused by FBI of 30 acts of terrorism such as blowing up of the Cubana Airline killing 73 people
If you dance to #TelAviv’s tune—&, sadly, #Trump does—then you believe that the only folk who support #Palestinians are either religion-hating, secular Lefties or radical #Islamists & #Hamas cheerleaders who hang out on the fringes of society. The reality is quite different.
The reality is different as was illustrated admirably at a remarkable gathering of mainstream #American#Christians in St Louis, #Missouri when the #Presbyterian Church overwhelmingly adopted a No. of robust resolutions in solidarity with #Palestine at its 223rd General Assembly
#Netanyahu "Why? Because it is the will of God & #America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again & again & again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly & make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves”(confirmed by an “attendee”)
After his (#America is a golden calf & we will suck it dry, chop it up & sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state) was recorded, #Netanyahu went public saying: "He Didn’t Mean Any of It, Loves #America" @threadreaderapp unroll
For all of us who care about our democracy & who cherish the freedom and liberty of being Americans, now is the time. Raise your voices. Contact your elected representatives at every level. Write letters, call in to radio programs, share on social media. VOTE. 2/6
To the Republicans who are concerned about the decline of our democracy: you must join your colleagues Ana Navarro, Steve Schmidt, & yes, George Will & speak out. Contact your party leaders and let them know this is not okay. Stand up for America and for American principles. 3/6
#BREAKING: #Putin just hosted @AmbJohnBolton. #Russia's Defense Minister Shoigu & FM Lavrov were also both present.Putin said the fact that #US-Rus, "not in ther best form" are "result of acute domestic struggle in #America" & that "Rus never sought confrontation"
.@AmbJohnBolton reportedly said he came to discuss ways of improving bilateral rels: "Even in the past when we had seriius disagreements our leaders held meetings which was important for global stability. Prez #Trump committed to reaching this goal"
Jenny Lisette Flores, 15, fled civil war in El Salvador In 1985. When she was apprehended at the US-Mexico border she was held for months in an #immigration detention facility together with unrelated adults. /2
During litigation the government conceded that conditions were "deplorable." Kids were jailed together with unrelated adults in facilities ringed with barbed-wire. They had little to no education, recreation, or visitation. This lasted months or longer. /3 supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/…
Hi everyone thank you for all your support and empathy in the past few days.
To minimize further injuries, the original voicemail with the intended subject's name has been removed, but I am reposting here with name obscured: soundcloud.com/user-251012259… (thanks for tech help!)
I am also reposting my entire Twitter message regarding this incident, with other important ideas I forgot to include:
four days ago my work phone got a rambling but confrontational 3.5 min voicemail from someone questioning my legitimacy to teach based on my presumed #citizenship and #ethnic identity. You can hear the actual message here: soundcloud.com/user-251012259…
8-9 months ago, #Trump said he’d destroy #NorthKorea.. today, he is giving #KimJongUn - the leader of a truly horrific, horrendously brutal regime - the greatest opportunity he could have dreamed of. #SingaporeSummit
That’s what you get when vanity drives your foreign policy.
#Trump got out an iPad & showed #KimJongUn a fake movie trailer showing them both as the bearers of world peace.
- “Two men, two leaders, one destiny…”
I kid you not.
Acc. to the @nytimes, this isn't a Chinese proverb at all.
When #McKinney, #Texas police officer David Eric Casebolt brutally took down a teenage girl at a party in June, he used a form of martial arts "Krav Maga" in which he trained exclusively. These combat techniques were developed by #Israel Forces
This is a tiny reflection of a larger reality existing in #US law enforcement explaining brutality & militarization characterizing its police force. US cops traveled to learn from 1 of the world's most repressive & dangerous State forces—#Israeli military & intelligence apparatus
#American media political commentator John Miranda recently stated that #US police brutality is directly linked to the training some officers receive in #Israel.
Only 30 countries took part in the #Israeli Foreign Ministry’s gala celebrating the new #US embassy in #Jerusalem last week. Not coincidentally, Israel’s ties with most of them are based on arms sales used to carry out gross human rights violations
Following 1967 War, #Israel began a diplomatic campaign to convince countries to oppose resolutions demanding it to unilaterally withdraw from the occupied territories. Israel attempted to buy votes of "murderous dictatorships" & military juntas in exchange for weapons & training
The needle shifted a little further into the red zone with concerns over an expanded security vote chest, an import rate hike bound to affect fuel prices, talk of water colonies, and the CBN’s continued fixation on forex.
The glue that holds up the inefficient political system in #Nigeria, and skews it against both the will of the people and a level playing field for better candidates to emerge, is the existence of slush funds that warp campaign funding.
Security votes rank high up in upholding this system.
When the existence of the security votes is taken along with the abysmal security situation across the country, the irony is not lost on observers.
*Thread* After much internal debate, I have decided to come forward about my real identity. I will be locking this account later, as I know that I will get a lot of a harassment from both #theResistance AND from the #AltRight. I have decided that the truth is more important than
being a #rogue agent. The truth is: I will be arrested soon, as will ever other person who was part of #Qanon, so you will know of my full crimes soon. The arrests are nigh and all of us know it - MY arrest will be very soon, as well. I’m ready to be arrested for the crimes I
committed when I was still in the #Nazi Movement. I will probably be fired, as well, for coming forward about my identity, but I do not care any longer. I care to atone myself of my crimes and sins while I still can - and soon, the whole world will know of every crime I’ve
From first-time hopefuls to seasoned veterans, African American women are lining up to disrupt the mostly white, mostly #Republican old boys’ club in #Alabama's political offices. ✊🏾✊🏿 We spoke to 18 candidates that are leading the charge: glmr.co/Mvi0IOy
“After decades of activism and advocacy, black women are finally getting the recognition they deserve.” @RepTerriSewell, running for re-election to the U.S. House District 7
“My hope for women in 2018 is that we will realize our political power. I hope women will run without fear, run zealously, and advocate for our constituents.” Ashley Smith, running for District Judge in Lowndes County #Alabama