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#Trump #EU #Türkei #Kurden #Syria #NATO

Hatte eben ein sehr interessantes Gespräch, was ich hier so auf #Twitter noch nicht gefunden habe, nämlich den überaus finsteren #Schachzug, den Trump mit der Aktion vollzogen hat!

Der Gedankengang wird etwas länger. 🤔 (1/20)
(Meine) Behauptung:

"#Trump hat die #EU in eine #Patt-Situation gebracht & verfolgt im Endeffekt einen geplanten #Verteidigungskrieg gegen #Russland" (2/20)
Der Rückzug der #US-Streitkräfte mit dem "Blahblah" ggü #Erdogan war strategisch genauso geplant.

#Erdogan ist charakterlich schwach genug, in diese #Honigfalle zu latschen. Außerdem muss er sich wegen seiner Wiederwahl in seinem Land als der großer Macker behaupten. (3/20)
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46. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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Turkish attack against Syrian Kurds has been agreed with #USA & #Russia. It is a limited attack with limited objective. It will create a zone (not a buffer zone) for Syrian refugees to be eventually re-located from #Turkey and #Idlib when the time comes to eliminate Jihadists.
It is in favour of
- #USA: to allow forces to pull out and prepare for a total withdrawal
- Russia willing to retake #Idlib and eliminate al-Qaeda and ex-Nusra et al. Russia satisfies a new strategic partner (Turkey)
- Damascus that wants Idlib back.
- Syrian Kurds are the biggest losers, as always. This operation may (just may) help Kurdish leaders to understand they need a good deal with Damascus. Otherwise they will see their territory taken away piece by piece.

This ops, notwithstanding Damascus protest, is positive +
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Reminder, Turkey is the 2nd largest member of NATO and has been a member since 1957. This predates Erdogan's government. One of the main objectives for the Russian state is to break-up NATO.

The current crisis in N.E. Syria aims to remove Turkey and flip it towards Russia.
This thread will monitor any NATO related news or movements created in relation to the N.E. Syria invasion. And if Russia will succeed in breaking the alliance.
The U.S. Republicans, many of them linked to Russian assets, warn Turkey may be suspended from NATO. After the Russian asset Trump gave Erdogan the green light to invade N.E. Syria and establish an alleged safe zone alongside the Russian military. businessinsider.com/lindsey-graham…
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Das hat ja nicht lange gedauert: #Erdolf ähhh #Erdogan, Möchtegern-Sultan der #Türkei, nimmt sich ein Beispiel an #China: Entweder die #EU schweigt zum geplanten Genozid in #Kurdistan/#Syrien oder er schickt die Geflüchteten los in Richtung Europa. /MS sueddeutsche.de/politik/erdoga…
Einmal mehr zeigt sich: Appeasement gegenüber rechtsradikalen Kräften (nichts anderes war der "Flüchtlingsdeal" mit der Türkei) hat immer langfristig katastrophale Auswirkungen. Um #Pegida & die #AfD ruhigzustellen, hat Kanzlerin #Merkel einen Pakt mit dem Teufel geschlossen. /MS
Ebenso ist die gesamte #EU gescheitert. Gescheitert daran, ihre eigenen Werte der Mitmenschlichkeit und der Hilfe in der Not zu verteidigen - sowohl im eigenen Gebiet als auch weltweit - , und gescheitert daran, mit den Autokraten der Welt fertig zu werden. /MS
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#EU Commissioner @JHahnEU, High Rep @FedericaMog and @RefugeesChief Filippo Grandi: Turkey’s deportation of Syrians back to a warzone violates international law. Sixteen human rights orgs are asking you to stand up for refugees and condemn Turkey’s actions #Stopthedeportations
A letter from Syrian and international human rights groups gives details. Police have beaten detainees, denied them medical care and sent them to a warzone. Read the letter diary.thesyriacampaign.org/stop-forced-de…
Turkey is creating a humanitarian catastrophe by attacking Syria but yet continues to force Syrians back home. There is no “safezone” anywhere in the north of Syria. #Stopthedeportations
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Urging Calm Amidst Hysteria On #Turkey #Syria- 1- Without explicit green-light from #USA it will be a very limited (for show) maneuver; 2- This is being used here in #Turkey for temporary political gain (uniting the opposition with current admin); 3- #Russia also has put limits
Take in the macro picture (Forest instead of the trees): A major offensive by #Turkey is opposed by: #USA #Syria #Russia & #Iran. Only a brief limited muscle-flexing show is allowed. #GeopoliticalTheater
Here it is #Turkey “Still Preparing”. For the last 5 days, 1 minute they say “we are going in shortly, as in the next 24 hrs”, the next minute “we are preparing” or “we are waiting for XYZ ...”. The written on stone “Sep 30” deadline in #Syria expired 9 days and 11 hrs ago.
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Incoming #EU High Rep @JosepBorrellF’s first speech gave us a glimpse of #EUdiplomacy’s next 5 years. #EPhearings2019

His endorsement by the Parliament was never in doubt. Still, Borrell’s energetic speech went further than expected.

👇THREAD:

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2/ Borrell shared views with his trademark outspoken tone and all the famed sides of his character:

☞ The mature #EU integration enthusiast and former European Parliament President

☞ The responsible internationalist development buff

☞ The assertive Spanish foreign minister
3/ Borrell raised a shield in defence of the rule-based multilateral order, pointing to Ukraine as evidence of the dangers ahead if it keeps unraveling.

The sub-text: ‘I am not just talking about Moscow being unilateral, Mr Trump’.

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Leave Fallacies Thread

Trade Section

All fallacies applied to or derived from 🇬🇧 Trading Situation
Trade 1.
EU provides Non-EU #trade

Leave (mostly) don't know the #EU provides trade deals for (including in negotiation) 80% of our global trade both in and outside of the EU

Tend to say leaving the EU and taking tariffs on EU trade opens up the world. When it closes it
Trade 2. Commonwealth EMOTION.
The belief is EU suppresses trade with the Commonwealth. Don't know, once you exclude individual negotiations with Canada/Aus/India, that the EU gives most of the Commonwealth tariff-free access to the EU. Instead, leave means going backwards.
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You are a idiot for pulling back out of Northern #Syria, you are giving #Turkey exactly what they want the land to steal and to release #ISIS fighters from their prisons to kill even more Kurdish people and Christians in that part... The #US should be ashamed of them selves...
Investing billions of dollars into the #SDF and #YPG fighters and now you are leaving them to basically die in the hands of #Turkey and leaving Turkish fighters to free #ISIS prisoners because Erdogan loves them to fight for him...
And not to mention the #EU with the #UN gave #Turkey over 65 billion Euros of the 150 billion package to keep the Syrian refugees over there in Turkey. But what most people do not know is that Turkey build a Northern wall with a vast amount of that money.
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45. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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This is a core part of the Brexiteer playbook - portray #Ireland as the problem & encourage other Member States to force them to move. The problem for them is that this isn’t how the #EU works. #Brexit
Any belief that this will work is based on three false assumptions:

1. That there is an appetite amongst big Member States to bully a smaller Member to cast aside its red lines to help an exiting member get out of a domestic political bind.

#Brexit
2. That large Member State’s red lines (read Germany) are not the same as, or at least compatible with, Ireland’s.

3. That the EU will panic if no-deal looks like a genuine possibility.

I’ve seen no evidence to suggest that any other these assumptions are correct. #Brexit
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Thread 5. What else might we write? Personally I am excited by the plasticity of the concept 'Iran' & once we have exited the straitjacket of what Sebastian Conrad called 'methodological nationalism' (What is Global History?,2016) we might try our hand at comparative history. ~PG
The sharp-eyed will've spotted a loose resemblance between Iran-1/2 & Dipesh Chakrabarty's History-1/2 in his 'Provincializing Europe' (2000). Once we've undermined the pretence to universality of modern European thought, including all nationalist narratives, why not Europe/Iran?
Both are old & have gone through multiple manifestations, in practice & in theory (wch of course are mutually determining). Not just provincializing #Europe but magnifying #Iran so its many instantiations take on a (sub)-continental scale.
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#BREAKING -- #EU Parliament's #Brexit Committee sees UK govt's new proposal 'not a basis for an agreement'.
UK's proposal to give Northern Ireland assembly a say over regulatory arrangements not acceptable ~senior #EU official
The Northern Ireland issue is extremely problematic over any Brexit solution. Even if unionists now agree to an Irish Sea customs border, there are no possible guarantees that a future Stormont constellation will not blow the whole thing up and claim alignment with the UK.
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#HEUNI_Tweetsday Weekly thread on Wednesdays. This month we'll reveal you the key findings from our latest project done w/@SOLWODI, @CIRRIFUGIATI, @JRSizbjeglice, @ENoMW and supported by @EU_Justice
Simple rules: 1❤– 1 finding. 1st topic: #GBV, its consequences & risk factors.
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice So what are we actually looking into when talking about #GBV against women? Is there any definition? And where to find it? Check out #IstanbulConvention coe.int/en/web/istanbu… #VAW #HumanRights #ViolenceAgainstWomen
@SOLWODI @CIRRIFUGIATI @JRSizbjeglice @ENoMW @EU_Justice #Refugee women have different backgrounds including different personal qualities, family situations, levels of education and professions. Refugee women do not form a homogenous group, and they definitely should not be seen as uninformed #victims.
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1. The more I watch, open mouth in amazement and disgust, at the Left and Remainer's increasingly appalling and dangerous behaviour the more I believe they are in the 5 Stages of Grief over #Brexit. THREAD. #NoDealBrexit #WTOBrexit #EU #BritishIndependence #CleanBreakBrexit
2. Denial= The vote wasn't binding. They didn't know what they were voting for. The Russians did it. It was illegitimate because there were campaign funding irregularities. Only 33 million voted that's only 50% of the population. We can have a soft Brexit. 2nd Ref is needed.
3. Anger= you are all racist, xenophobic, mysoginist, thick, Nazi, Little England, far right, gammon scum. We refuse any deal and no deal. Its going to be hell, people will die, the country end and you own this. I hope all old leave voters die. You literally ruinied my future.
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#OpportunityCost is the aggregate net cost of doing something, vis a vis 'not doing it' at all.

The initial project, option & prospect of #Brexit came with huge opportunity costs, which were too easily pre-discounted as #ProjectFear. 1/
The initial #Leave case, dramatised by the #BorisBus, contended that UK could save its £350m pw #EU 'gross membership contribution' and pass that 'saving' straight to the #NHS - as 'additional funding'. 2/
The #Leave case focused on saving UK's #EU gross membership cost in favour of #NHS.

It ignored regular #EU annual contributions back into a multiplicity of UK projects, which would obviously be stopped, if we ceased membership.
3/
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