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1. Appears the Speaker withdrew it when it became clear it was not veto-proof. Irony is that when I read the text of the bill my impression was it weakened #FISA by prohibiting the turnover of certain business records related to customers. The thing I draw from this is the @GOP
2. like @RealDonaldTrump, now acts to impair the functioning of our counter-terrorism efforts. This time they did it to satisfy a Russian mobster, wannabe dictator's whim. These are the @SenateGOP who we can run out of DC in November. Survival of the Republic is on the line.
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This is a thread about the vicious anti-Muslim hate campaign run by Zee group in India and how it is enabling the genocide of Muslims in India. Their #Islamophobia campaign is so huge that it is not possible to cover it here, but I will try to keep it short. 1
Indian Hate Channels have a modus operandi - they accuse Muslims in the form of a question, which works as a dog-whistle and a shield from any answerability. "Did Saudi already know about the terror attack in Srilanka?" 2
The favorite word of Zee group: "Jihad". They extensively cover the propaganda term "Love Jihad", which is a Hindutva trope, accusing Muslims of entrapping Hindu girls and forcing them to convert to Islam. 3
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#Thread loss of Watiya airbase. What it means for the LNA's presence in western #Libya & repercussions for its support base elsewhere. Also, what does this mean for the LNA's external backers? #Libya
1- Loss of al-Watiya airbase is the most strategic loss for the LNA since the start of its offensive back in April 2019. The base represented an important asset for the LNA operations in western #Libya for combat/supplies. LNA advisers/officers admit to that.
2- No doubt the loss of al-Watiya will hit the morale of LNA forces elsewhere. GNA taking al-Watiya means freeing up resources/forces for the southern #Tripoli suburbs. This will bring unprecedented pressure on LNA forces stationed there. Tarhuna becomes the next target. #Libya
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The Expired #GNA is a predecessor of a list of #Tripoli based govs that backed,founded,& funded #terrorist orgs in #libya,#Turkey
Such as the #Benghazi shura council; that attacked the US embassy in 2012
Many fighting against the #LNA in #Tripoli
The #Binghazi shura council
is a military coalition in Benghazi composed of Islamist and jihadist militias,including Ansar Al-Sharia, Libya Shield 1, & several other terrorists groups such as #ISIS & #AlQeada
This coalition by the #MuslimBrotherhood was created to fight the #LNA
Who are BRSC?
Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council was formed in 2014 by Ansar AlSharia (#AlQaeda) leader Mohammed AlZahawi & Wissam Bin Hmaid.
The group fought alongside #ISIS in Benghazi in an attempt to stop the Libyan Army #LNA liberate #Benghazi.
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Ok, while everybody is talking about #China, #Russia or #Cuba in the context of #coronadiplomacy, let's take a closer look at #Turkey. Who received Turkey's help? What did it consist of? Thread.
So it seems, naturally, that China was the first one to receive Turkish help in February. It consisted of: medicines, medical mascs, googles and gloves. Also in February 🇹🇷 evacuated from 🇨🇳 - in addition to the Turks - citizens of 🇦🇿, 🇦🇱 and 🇬🇪.
Then, in the first half of March, 🇹🇷 sent help to Bulgaria. According to @DailySabah 🇧🇬 "bought 50,000 masks, 100,000 protective garments and 100,000 safety goggles from Turkey". According to @anadoluajansi, 🇹🇷, together with Turkic Council countries, sent aid also to Hungary.
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President Bashar al-#Assad interview, he affirmed that Head of the #Turkish regime, #Erdogan, fights beside terrorists out of his brotherhood ideology, so even Erdogan himself is unable to tell the Turks why he is sending his army to fight in #Syria.

#Saudis used their wealth in combination with their destructive brand of Islam #Wahhabism, to serve Western interests, through its support of the #MuslimBrotherhood. A masonically inspired organization started by Jamal ud Din al Afghani.…
The Muslim Brotherhood: The Many Faces of Her Majesty's Service
Hired Assassins of the West and Saudi Arabia
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1) Io penso che non ci sia NESSUN PAESE AL MONDO che sta usando una simile trasparenza.
Forse dovremmo cominciare a prendercela con gli altri contaballe, invece che tra noi.😡 #coronavirus
2) La Francia ha appena comunicato che non dirà più nulla giornalmente sulle aree con casi di #coronavirus. Le comunicherà una volta a SETTIMANA. (E una settimana col virus è un'eternità) 😳
3) In Germania non muore nessuno. I contagi in Germania ormai raddoppiano ogni giorno, siamo a 514, eppure i figli di Odino sono invulnerabili e immortali. Complimenti per la robustezza! 🙄 #coronavirus
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In Only A Few Hours: #Turkey’s Pres. #Erdogan to Meet with #Russia’s #Putin on #Syria. - - - “Putin-Erdogan summit: Prelude to Russo-Turkish clash or last best hope for Syrian peace?”…
I know they’ve had so many cursory meetings in the past, but this one is very critical. Tensions Very High. I’ll be covering the meeting with my analysis at #Newsbud. #Russia #Turkey #Syria
#Putin, #Erdogan Seek to Ease #Syria Tensions at High-Stakes Talks…
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A lot has changed in #Idlib/NW #Syria in recent days & much of the focus has been on hour-by-hour developments & less has been said on what it all means going forward.

Here's a lengthy thread laying out some of my thinking.
2 weeks ago, pro-#Assad forces were rampaging through #Idlib, overwhelming opposition defenses & swallowing up #Turkey's military observation posts almost at will.

The world stood virtually silent - or indifferent - as 1 million people were methodically & brutally displaced.
#pt: Amid the pro-#Assad advances, #Turkey ramped up arms supplies & intel sharing with #NLF/#SNA opposition proxies - in an attempt to bolster their offensive & defensive capabilities.

Then #TSK artillery support was added, along with a low-tempo campaign of covert UAV strikes.
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In 2013, 30,000 terrorists entered #Syria via #Turkey and established the so-called "jihadi highway", with Turkey becoming a a conduit for fighters seeking to join #ISIS:…
The "Jihadi Highway" from #Turkey to #Syria long has been an open secret, well-documented by the international media, Syrian activists and Turkish press. Militants often were spotted in border towns buying supplies before crossing into Syria to join #ISIS:…
In 2015, it was estimated a further 20,000 terrorists joined #ISIS in #Iraq and #Syria, according to the National Counterterrorism Center in Washington. The majority of them had traveled to Syria and Iraq through #Turkey:…
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#Turkey Parliament Opposition Party Asks: “Why did Turkey Purchase #S400 from #Russia, Now That It is Clear it Will NOT be Deployed-Activated?!”- - - “MSB'ye tek soruluk S-400 önergesi” #Cumhuriyet #cumhuriyetgzt @cumhuriyetgzt
(Pls Read & Share)- In July 2019 I published the following analysis and stated that #Turkey paid & got #S400 from #Russia BUT with tacit agreement with #USA that they will NOT be deployed/activated. - - -…
Also, in May 2019 I published below analysis stating that #S400 deal with #Russia & implementation/activation was not likely due to #Idlib #Syria. I specifically predicted what we see today. - - - The Battle for Idlib: A Wild Card in Turkey’s S-400 Deal…
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Guardare le immagini del gommone respinto a #Lesbos da un gruppo di persone greche dovrebbe essere più che sufficiente per fare capire ai governanti d’Europa quali sono veramente le conseguenze delle loro scelte.

[Scrive Alessandra Sciurba, segue nel thread]
Su quel piccolo mezzo c’erano bambini come #AlanKurdi, rimasti in silenzio a guardare in faccia l’ennesima violenza, colpevoli, agli occhi di chi li cacciava, di non essere morti anche loro. Lesbo è sovraffollata di profughi, come tante volte lo è stata Lampedusa.
Due piccole isole trasformate dalle politiche europee in frontiera dove si proietta l’immagine dell’invasione e si suscitano gli istinti peggiori attraverso la messa in scena dello spettacolo della disperazione.
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Short thread on #Erdogan's neo-Ottoman insanity.

First, nostalgia for the imperial past is quite common even among Turks who aren't religious (half the population doesn't go to a mosque even once a year).
Though Ataturk saved Turkey and is revered for it, to many nationalistic Turks, Turkey is now just a vassal. To them this is a constant source of irritation. As a very Liberal Turkish friend once told me, "imagine if we still had all the oil that was discovered on Ottoman lands"
#Erdogan knew of course that this feeling existed (along with another feeling that secularists of the Kemalist type had pushed Islam too far out of people's lives against their will).

He capitalised on both. And he conjures up a plan to revive the empire through use of religion.
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Short THREAD on my take on #Russia's [in]action to #Turkey's onslaught on #Syria/n army within last 48 hours
[Caveat - this is just my specualtion based on how I read RUS foreign policy, #Putin-#Erdogan relations, and I may be totally wrong]
1. Following killing of TUR servicemen, #Putin, #Erodgan had phone talk where #Turkey's president asked #Russia/n counterpart to "to stand aside in #Syria" and "do what is necessary”, i.e. let Turkey fight Syrian government forces alone"…
2. In this piece for @AlMonitor I discuss the kind of debates in #Moscow over the crisis with #Turkey and what's at stake for #Russia in #Idlib (and, actually, beyond that). No doubt #Kremlin considers all of this when chosing options on #Syria…
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Last Year (May 2019), While Media here promoted the New #Turkey-#Russia Relations & #S400 Partnership,I Forecasted What We See Today in #Idlib & Talked About How It Was Actually “Designed” to Crumble Within A Year,Before S400 April 2020 Activation Deadline…
Look at the timing of this supposed New & Unexpected #Turkey- #Russia Tensions. Now Recall What MSM here Doesn’t want you to remember: #S400 Activation Deadline in Turkey was set for April 2020. The #USA deadline to Sanctions going to effect on #Turkey was set for May 2020
In a series of analyses over 9 months ago I discussed how this so-callled “New” #Russia-#Turkey deal against the West was completely designed for show only, and timed to fail and fall apart before April 2020. See the links & documents to this next in this thread
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#BREAKING: Angry over his inability to drag #NATO into #Syrian war, dictator #Erdogan has ordered #Turkish security forces to open borders and let #Syrian refugees travel freely to #EU among them there are hundreds of #ISIL members which #Turkey recently released in NE #Syria!
#BREAKING: This video is reported to be showing the first group of #Syrian refugees walking toward #Europe after #Turkish Gendarmerie opened the borders on order of #Erdogan. There are #ISIL members among them who are recently released from the #SDF's prison camps in NE #Syria.
They are on their ways to #Europe now. Tens of thousands of refugees from #Syria, #Afghanistan, #Pakistan & other countries are now walking toward the borders with #Bulgaria to immigrate to their future home, #Germany! They are thankful of #Erdogan!
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Information about the killing of more than 30 Turkish soldiers from an air strike by Russian warplanes on their location in the vicinity of #Saraqeb in the #Idlib countryside of northern #Syria.
#Turkey #Russia #USA #NATO #Iran
This air strike by Russian warplanes came after a phone call between the Turkish and American defense ministers and during a Turkish security meeting with the presence of President Recep Tayyip #Erdogan.
#Turkey #Russia #USA #NATO #Syria
A video documenting the participation of Turkish soldiers in the battles that have been taking place for days in the eastern Idlib countryside, northern #Syria, in light of the high level of tension between #Turkey and #Russia regarding the future of #Idlib.
#NATO #USA #Iran
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Taking Advantage of #Turkey’s Current Volatile Status #RandCorporation Stirs the Pot by Forecasting a “Coming Coup” against current #AKP #Erdogan Gov. The Timing of their report: very telling. - - -… via @ahramonline
Is this a new attempt by the #DeepState? Or is it indirectly bolstering the current admin in #Turkey knowing very well that issuing this report & reviving the #Coup Scare Tactic would unite all sides in support 4 the current Turkish Gov?… via @ahramonline
Because there are 2 ways to look at this: 1- Taking advantage of current volatile state of #Turkey (Syria, Libya, Falling out with #Russia, economic downturn, etc) & going for jugular with an outside-designed #coup; or, 2- Indirectly support/bolster it using reverse psychology
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1/In #Idlib recently, Abu Muhammad al-Jolani spoke with @CrisisGroup about how his group, Hei'at Tahrir al-Sham #HTS, is adjusting to the changing realities on the ground in the face of a #Syrian regime offensive and an intensifying humanitarian crisis.
2/Jolani claims that #HTS has forsworn transnational jihadist ambitions and is readying itself to focus on governing territory under its control. And he told @CrisisGroup: "We are under no illusion that we can govern Idlib on our own."
3/If #Putin and #Erdogan want to preserve the Turco-Russian relationship, they will have to find an accommodation over #Idlib. In such a scenario, Ankara and Moscow would have to find a solution to the HTS question.
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Past present: Identity crisis
#TipuSultan of Mysore (d.1799) wrote a let­ter to the Ottoman ca­liph for help. Instead of ex­tend­ing help, the ca­liph be­trayed Tipu Sultan by hand­ing over the let­ter to the British gov­ern­ment (By Dr Mubarak Ali)
After garnering worldwide praise as a ‘mediator’ and being regarded as a true representative of Muslim world, Prime Minister #ImranKhan heaped praise on Turkish president saying “I can safely say that he [ #Erdogan ] can win next elections in Pakistan… 👇
Consciousness of Muslim Identity in South Asia Before 1947…

Locally converted Muslims were excluded from high positions and were despised by their foreign (Muslim) brothers.

By Dr Mubarak Ali
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Things are escalating politically and militarily between Turkey, Russia, the system and internationally.
The war drums were also sounded and dances began after the Russians rejected Turkey's request to withdraw the regime from the areas it controlled.
Will the Russians insist that the regime not withdraw,
Of course, the decision is not in the hands of Bashar, but in the hands of the Russians?
At the same time ,

Will Erdogan give up his promise to the People's Assembly, his people, and his military leadership after the end of the period he gave to the regime, ??
And who is the end of February to withdraw.?
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Great to be @MiddleEastInst for an event on #EU-#MiddleEast relations with @AlexVatanka, Przemyslaw Osiewicz and @KianpourWorld. What do changes in EU personnel and the new @EU_Commission mean for EU-MENA relations?
Listen to our own MENA episode on Europe and #Iran here:…
What are the main issues in MENA region for EU?
1) #MiddleEast Peace Plan
2) Iran
3) #Libya
4) #Syria

For reference, here is Osiewicz's latest MEI piece:…
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[ Thread: Internationalized #manpower in the war for #Tripoli ]
Long before #Ankara began sending #Syrian Turkmen fighters in Dec to help the #GNA, the number of gung-ho fighters willing to go risk their lives on behalf of the #LNA in W #Libya was insufficient.

That is an important reality even if pro-#LNA voices are loathe to acknowledge it
That’s why the #LNA has used #Sudanese mercs throughout 2019. On LNA side, Sudanese mercs have been basically part of the furniture, eliciting little comment.

Above issue is also the reason why the arrival of a few hundred #Russian fighters near #Tripoli in Sep had a big effect.
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Thread on #Erdogan and #Syria:
From 2012 to date, Erdogan has never had clear political goal in Syria.
His policies has alwaysbeen reactionary in response to events on the ground 1/
At the initial phase of the Syrian civil war, #Erdogan has raised his rhetoric and openly asked Assad to step down. But he never followed his threats with clear measures or policies on the ground. 2/
Erdogan wrongly assumed that Assad will buckle under pressure and stepped down, and opened the gates for Syrian refugees to enter Turkey. He assumed they will stay for few months. He was wrong on both assumption: Assad stayed in power, and Turkey stuck with a refugees problem 3/
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