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A severe tightening of Chinese firms is taking shape in the U.S: is #Washington planning to catch two birds 🐦 🐦 with one stone ❓
More than 80 U.S.-listed Chinese #stocks, including and #Pinduoduo, have been included in a new list of pre-delisting (i.e., forced exit from the exchange), with a total of 105 #Chinese stocks on the list.
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Megalopolis x #Russia: Total War by Pepe Escobar…

After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.

Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.
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What #Ukraine needs asap to win the war: heavy #artillery
You might have seen that 🇺🇲 is already helping a lot. This is true. #Ukrainians are thankful a lot. But it’s not enough for 🇺🇦 to protect the whole world from a massive threat to humanity.
Artillery is the “bread and butter” of war. Ukraine’s “main” artillery calibers are 122 and 152 mm. The problem with 152 mm is that #Ukraine DOES NOT produce ammo of this type (all it has is the legacy from the Soviet war machine).
Thus, even though 🇺🇦has 152 mm cannons, it is quickly running out of ammo. Given the intensity of the conflict, it won’t be long before 🇺🇦 doesn’t have any 152 mm ammo left. If that happens, 🇺🇦 forces won’t be able to shoot back, and 🇷🇺artillery will overwhelm them.
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#Raisina2022 | Check out the interesting and diverse discussions lined up for tomorrow at the #RaisinaDialogue2022

Let's debate, discuss and deliberate!

Find the AGENDA here:… Image
We kickstart the final day of #Raisina2022 with a Welcome Address by Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi), Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, India.

Find the AGENDA here:… Image
How are current & #emtech shaping our assessments of risks, alliances & national security?

Join @TimSCahill1, Adm R Hari Kumar, @CDF_Aust, Gen Koji Yamazaki, Adm John C. Aquilino (@INDOPACOM), Air Marshal Luc De Rancourt, @Lisa_Singh for an exciting discussion at #Raisina2022 Image
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Picture of the day: What kosher/halal #American intervention in #Pakistan politics looks like.
Ex-PM #ImranKhan, who protested #US figures/officials meeting #Pakistan politicians as meddling and conspiracy, receives American lawmaker and welcomes her support for his party.

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US occupation forces deploy to Aden to protect "presidential council"

Saudi-led forces have sent dozens of US troops on Sunday to Yemen’s southern port city of #Aden.

This was reported by the Yemen News Portal, based on the testimonies of well-informed sources.
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This move came a few hours after US officers arrived at the al-Ma’ashiq Palace in #Aden, on a mission to protect the so-called Presidential Council, which is expected to be reside at the palace in the coming days.

Informed sources confirmed that a new batch of #American
soldiers arrived in the city of #Aden within hours, coming from bases stationed in #Mahrah province, in the east of the country.

The sources explained that the US units will be tasked with protecting the Saudi-funded mercenary presidential council, along with Tariq
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Special Edition: #Russian Military Capabilities Assessments Thread
We discuss below some instances in which #American and other officials have presented information in ways that may inadvertently exaggerate #Russian combat capability. We do not in any way mean to suggest that such exaggeration is intentional.
We assess that the #Russian military will struggle to amass a large and combat-capable force of mechanized units to operate in #Donbas within the next few months.
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Over 3 million cluster bombs dropped on #Yemen since 2015
The National Committee and the Executive Center for Mine Action in Sana’a has organised on Monday an event on the occasion of the International Day for Awareness of the Risks of Mine and Cluster Bombs under the slogan
“Mines and cluster bombs are a humanitarian disaster.”

Director of the Executive Center for Mine Action, Brigadier General Ali Safra, confirmed that “#Yemen is the first country in terms of recording cluster bomb victims in the world, according to the report of the
Secretary-General of the United Nations and the reports of humanitarian and international organisations.”

He said:“Despite the efforts that were made to get rid of mines through international support and planning to declare #Yemen free of them in 2017, the six wars in #Saada
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Ex #US Special Rep for #Afghanistan Reconciliation @ZalmayKhalilz met #Pakistan Army #COAS Gen #QamarBajwa today and "pledged to play his role for further improvement in 🇺🇸 diplomatic coop with 🇵🇰 at all levels," acc to a military statement. Khalilzad is attending @IsbDialogue.
Army chief #COAS Gen #QamarBajwa takes a clear stand on #Pakistan's vital interests at @IsbDialogue:

"Sadly, #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine is unfortunate" and 🇵🇰 "shares a long and strategic relationship with 🇺🇸 which remains our largest export market."

A day earlier, PM #ImranKhan at @IsbDialogue advised #Pakistan to consider following the example of sanctions-hit #Cuba, addressing Islamabad's policy elite, taking his ideological aversion of the West to a new level:

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1/ As #Iran continues to insist that the IRGC be removed from @StateDept FTO, the prospect of a #JCPOA revival is shimmering again.
So... Trita Parsi, the current #IranLobby Chief, has started to cry wolf about 𝘄𝗮𝗿 again to push @POTUS for more concessions.
2/ If you'd like to see how many times he's done the drill, check out this thread ⬇️
3/ Trita Parsi has always liked to use mainstream #media to warn about an #American war with #Iran that never came.
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US satellite-guided bomb targeting Hodeidah electricity

The Yemeni Executive Center for Mine Action @mineaction_ye
revealed that the bomb used by the US-Saudi aggression in bombing the Hodeidah Electricity Corporation is an American satellite-guided bomb, the
type of Jadam, which is internationally prohibited because it contains uranium.

The center said in a statement that, "After examining the parts and special parts that were found at the place of targeting, the results showed that the weapon used was an American bomb
of the GBU_31 type (JDAM), which targeted the station at the dawn of March 27."
The center explained that the bomb led to the complete destruction of the company and the destruction of all its departments, equipment and devices, and the deaths and injuries of its engineers.
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Then, as the #Emirates went to war with Saudi Arabia in Yemen, that’s when the Emirates deployed these mercenaries into #Yemen to kill #Houthis. And they did. And now we have mercenary warfare in Yemen almost like it’s the Middle Ages again.”…
Under the guise of construction workers, Colombian mercenaries became part of an American mercenary army, led by Erik Prince, who scored a $529 million budget from the #UAE to create a monster.
“That is to me a pretty crazy part of the evolution of the mercenary business
model that was taken from Erik Prince developing it in the US then exporting it to Abu Dhabi – then, all of the sudden, there are Colombians dying in #Yemen. It’s hard to track,” said McFate.
On December 29, 2015, a group of mercenaries from the Delaware-based military
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Mercenaries in #Yemen are a significant factor in what prolonged the war.
It’s the twenty-first century. Corporates have armies.
With as little as a few ID papers and almost no governmental regulation, you can take up state-of-the-art arms and
be sent to a war that’s not your war, not your battle, and kill people whose names you can barely pronounce. The trade offer? You receive some $10,000 a week. That’s $40,000 a month. That’s more than 30x the American minimum wage for some honest work. You need not read some
Veronica Roth, because we’re already living in a dystopian novel.
the United States revived the mercenary industry with Bush’s War on Terror, and continued the venture into the #UAE and Saudi-led war on #Yemen,and now in #Ukraine.
But why mercenaries? One reason is numbers.
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Thread: 22 March 2022: Day 27 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Russia continues to hold Brittney Griner, an #American professional basketball player, hostage. Ms. Griner was "arrested" on fabricated charges on Feb. 17, clearly intended as leverage during the invasion of #Ukraine, which began exactly a week later.
At least five #Russian Generals have been killed in #Ukraine because Moscow has no choice but to have them at the front: the communications are not working, and morale/discipline are deeply troubled; without Generals on the spot, things would fall apart.…
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⚡️The chief of police in the #Kyiv region, Andrei Nebitov, reports that the occupiers killed American New York Times journalist Brent Renoud.

Another journalist was wounded.
Wounded #American journalist was brought to Okhmatdet for medical care.
A wounded #American journalist tells what happened to them.
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Must note that #US has never called or asked #Saudi ruling #Klan to end politically motivated executions or help the dictatorship modernize its courts to ensure the minimum standards of legal fairness. US sold #Saudi trillions in arms & help improve its security @jakejsullivan
#US has so far refused to sanction a single #Saudi official involved in human rights crimes such as @pss_en @MhmdAlissa & others. #American policy has been clear & consisting for decades, support the ruling Klan & ignore its crimes. @WHNSC #Ukraine
#UK PM @BorisJohnson will meet mass executioner #MBS next week in spite of this massacre. This is the real #UK policy where #Arab victims of #UK -backed regimes are not seen or considered #bigotry
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Women's Day protest in Chile draws attention to the suffering of #Yemen

Thousands of women have staged a protest in front of Chile’s presidential palace on Tuesday marking International Women’s Day.
During the protest, the #Chilean protesters showed their solidarity with the oppressed people of #Yemen as a result of the #Saudi-#American aggression and its suffocating siege have been imposing on the country since seven years.

They raised the Yemeni flag and banners calling for an end to Saudi-led aggression and siege of #Yemen.

They called for an end to the war in Yemen, the lifting of the blockade and the punishment of the perpetrators of crimes against the Yemeni people.
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There are 3 main scenarios how this conflict could evolve going forward. Each of those scenario has certain probabilities of it occurring. Lets examine each one of them and their implications to the world in general:
Scenario 1 - (P:60%) #Ukarine & #Russia agree a ceasefire. Ukraine agrees to cede #Crimea and #Donbass to #Russia. #Putin withdraws #RussianArmy. #Europe over a period of time removes #sanctions. In a year, World becomes normal & everyone lives happily. Best outcome possible.
Scenario 2 - (P:30%) The conflict escalates. stalemate ensues. #Putin reaches #Dniper, takes over Kyiv. #Ukraine is bi-furcated in two - #EastUkraine under #Russian control, #WestUkraine aligned with #NATO. #SanctionsRussiaNow continue for long. #Europe consolidates with #USA
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#AndreWalker @AndreJPWalker @GBNews thinks #Putin's invasion is unprovoked

And that #JewishPresident can't be a #NeoNazi😮

Clearly he has yet to start his research😱

Start with these #JEWISH sources!🤦‍♂️

No one's saying #VlodomyrZelenskyy is a 1922 #Hitler's #NaziParty #Nazi
#AndreWalker @MrMarkDolan @GBNews thinks #Putin's invasion is unprovoked

And that #JewishPresident can't be a #NeoNazi😮

Clearly he has yet to start his research😱

Look at these on #VlodomyrZelenskyy

He is a 2022 #UkrainianNationaliist

Many #Ukrainian #NeoNazis #Jewish!😱🤦‍♂️
.@AndreJPWalker @GBNews @MrMarkDolan says #JewishPresident can't be #NeoNazi😮

No one's saying #VlodomyrZelenskyy is 1922 #Hitler's #NaziParty #Nazi

"#Liberals" say "#Democrats" no longer party of #Slavery #KKK & #JimCrow that's now #Republicans once party of #Emancipation😱🤦‍♂️
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⚡️ Head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergey Naryshkin (key points):

• The more successfully the Russian special military operation in #Ukraine develops, the stronger the hysteria becomes in the #UnitedStates and other #NATO countries.
• The masks have been dropped. The #West is not just trying to surround #Russia with a new "Iron Curtain". We witnessed attempts to destroy our state, attempts of its "cancellation".
#NATO bombed #Yugoslavia under the pretext of rescuing the "unfortunate" #Kosovo Albanians, and now their leader Hashim Thaci himself is on trial for war crimes and trafficking of human organs.
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Turkish TB2 Drones are proving to be #Ukraine's secret weapon against the #Russian Invasion

Turkish drones are cheap, mobile, and effective at taking out Russian tank convoys

I explain below👇👇🧵
First: here is an example of how #Turkish drones are being used in #Ukraine against #Russian forces

But #Ukraine has only 12 Bayraktar TB2 Drones in its armed forces, far less than it needs to counter #Russia

Important question: Will #Erdogan and #Turkey send more drones to Ukraine?
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#Singapore, #Japan, and #Taiwan joining the Western effort to sanction #Russia for the assault on #Ukraine…
Details on the #NATO (re)deployments to cope with the fallout from #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Details on #Ukraine's reservist mobilisation: far from complete (since that would require martial law), but still of a scale that it will take weeks to complete ... and the assault on the capital is days away at most
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Made a mess of these threads. Integrating them here
#Ukraine's President Zelensky said a few hours ago he is still going to Germany tomorrow for the Munich Security Conference. Whether this is supposed to promote calm or what is unclear; it's a hell of a time for him to leave his capital.
President #Biden just said in his White House address that the US believes the #Russians will invade #Ukraine in the next few days and "they will target Ukraine's capital, Kiev". Image
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Thread: US Senators weaponized

First, @nayibbukele is perfectly within his right to criticize the group of meddling senators trying to start a @StateDept investigation of #BTC in #ElSalvador. What's there to investigate? It's an internal financial matter.…
Second, it's clear that US is in poor position to criticize anyone on their currency choices given the absurd levels of #inflation thanks to corrupt multitrilliondollar boondoggles benefiting some of these senators, among many other gravy train riders.
Third, it is very obvious that this idea to start an investigation did not suddenly dawn on its sponsors out of the blue. It's not like US does not have domestic & foreign priorities more important than #ElSalvador's #BTC. This was a creation of failing frustrated finance lobby.
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