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Dear @maddow @MaddowBlog,

Please listen to this video. @TrueSeal3 speaks here for over 100 million Ethiopians, including the majority of the US diaspora.

The rapidly escalating #Ethiopia #Tigray crisis is a proverbial political iceberg bearing down on the @joebiden Admin.
CC @JoyAnnReid, @TiffanyDCross.

This is a live hot war which is at risk of spiraling out of control absent a more rational and informed policy stance being adopted quickly by the US State Dept. #AfricanLivesMatter.
CC @CrookedMedia @ChrisCoons @SenJeffMerkley @benrhodes @PodSaveAmerica

Heads Up Folks: The rapidly metastasising situation in Ethiopia is a US foreign policy debacle which is about to explode in your faces.

Listen to this video and the one in the OP.
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This week's rainfall forecasts for the #HornOfAfrica, #NorthAfrica and the #Middle East follow.

Image: Typhoon INFA over China showing the lights of Tokyo where the world is gathered to celebrate youth & excellence and the unity of the nations of the world at the Olympics.
Here we see Japan again and tropical storm #Nepartak which is on route towards the Olympics.

#Nepartak is a child of #INFA's gyre and you can see an atmospheric river coming from #INFA's outflows which leads directly to her.
This weekly thread is the sequel to the daily threads published April-July in solidarity with the efforts to complete the 2nd filling of the #GERD dam under difficult circumstances.

There hasn't been a clear view of the #GERD in the past week sadly, just a glimpse.
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This deep dive is for anyone interested in the unfolding #Ethiopia Security Crisis the #Tigray War and the information warfare associated with it. Full spectrum analysis.

@RaniaKhalek & @EugenePuryear
The final thesis provides an interesting explanation for the hard to explain U.S. position in relation to this #HornOfAfrica Crisis.

I.E. the US is just opposed to having independent free countries in such an important geo-strategic location.
The way @EugenePuryear lays out of the history, detail and context of this crisis leaves me with an uneasy feeling of déjà vu. There are echoes of the lead up to previous international relations castastrophes, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria.

Have we not learned anything?
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Flashback: This is an early thread I posted when relatively new to the Tigray War and the #GERD issue back in April as the AU dam agreement negotiations between #Egypt #Sudan and #Ethiopia were breaking down.

It addresses the role of the Trump administration in this.
Back then I was a complete neophyte to this subject area when I posted this. And it was before the Jeffrey Feltman mission.

But given that parts of the new U.S. admin and media have now taken an strong anti-Ethiopian stance on this issue it perhaps deserves further analysis.
If the U.S. role in the #GERD dispute in any way precipitated the escalation in internal tensions in Ethiopia, which doesn't seem an unreasonable conclusion based on the timeline discussed in this thread then they have a responsibility to take this into account now.
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Two typhoons getting closer and closer to each other. #INFA on the right is sucking the much smaller #Cempaka into its orbit. Sucking up all its outflow and chucking it out east.

The pair of typhoons current winds are fixed by JTWC at 70 and 65 knots at 06Z.
Here are the current warning graphics from the JTWC. ImageImage
#Cempaka is a midget Typhoon (1). Spinning like a top south west of Hong Kong.

Disregarding its size, #Cempaka is directing rain from Hanoi to Taiwan (2). The forecast (3 & previous tweet) shows Cempaka moving west in a loop, but this hasn't started yet. ImageImageImage
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Congratulations to Ethiopia and Ethiopians everywhere on today's completion of the 2nd filling of the #GERD. It has been a great honour to follow along during this moment.

Today's rainfall forecasts for #NorthAfrica, #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast follow.
In honour of the #GERD we will change up the order of today's bulletin and get right to the most important issue, rain over the #Abbay basin, which due to its great quantity and consistency made this possible over such a short time period.
But first a brief explanation, as when it comes to the GERD not all rainfall counts. The first image here shows the path of the #BlueNile / #Abbay from Lake Tana to Khartoum where it meets the White Nile and becomes "The Nile".
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The presentation of the #ArabianMonsoonBurst has changed dramatically today with the consolidation of activity over the Arabian Peninsula into a single huge storm which is currently moving into the Red Sea over Makkah and Jeddah.

Today's rainfall forecasts follow.
The scale of the storm over Islam's holiest city is huge, larger than France. Two more huge storms loom over the greater region tonight. One on the Iranian Gulf coast and another supercell thunderstorm complex over New Delhi/Rajastan, India, the size of the United Kingdom.
The last six hours in three animations, first India which is experiencing a massive monsoon day today in the north.

[Here the initial frames show a blank SEA as their was a satellite data outage.]
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#Testing of #well GA-1 has now officially started,led by ISOR (Iceland Geosurvey) after KenGen supplied and installed the necessary gear to blow the well. The well was opened for flow yesterday at 13:34 Ethiopian time.
#Ethiopia #KenGen #PMEthiopia #MOF_Ethiopia # Renewableenergy
First the gascap was blown vertically into air in safe weather conditions with the wind blowing to appropriate direction. H2S gas detectors in the neighborhood of the well pad did not respond meaning that no trace of H2S in the surrounding emphasizing
#geothermal #CleanEnergy
safety of the community around. Daily monitoring through our air quality monitors at key receptor locations is on going.
When steam arrived at well head and the flow was clean for debris the flow was directed towards the separator. Flow has been study in the past 24 hours.
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Today is possibly the apex of this #ArabianMonsoonBurst which began several days ago now. It's hard to imagine it getting bigger than this.

Today's #NorthAfrican #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow.
The animation above is for 12 hours hence the arriving and departing light effect. As always the engine behind this is the Indian Monsoon which you can see here this morning gathering strength.
A close up from the end of today shows how the big storms over #SaudiArabia are generating new atmospheric rivers of moisture, or plumes, over the Sahara, you can see these top right.

[Note: Atmospheric rivers are often invisible, this one becomes visible as night falls.]
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Huge respect to the relentless defenders of #Ethiopia who are neutralizing the well-oiled global propaganda machine.
Respect 🎩 to Samra (@Samriethio) who took 2 hours of her day today giving us a lesson on persistence & insisting the @nytimes remove photos from @declanwalsh's ode to child soldiers.

Respect 🎩 to Nemo Semret (@nemozen) who recently wrote the most incisive article on US policy on Ethiopia & followed that up by exposing @declanwalsh as the @nytimes Chief Prevaricator.

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The magnitude of #ArabianMonsoonBurst is now apparent. A major storm is about to cross the Red Sea and arrive in the #HornOfAfrica. Behind it are two enormous super-cell thunderstorms.

Today's rainfall forecasts follow.
The rain activity shown in the @zoom_earth animation preceding is only radar based, Saudi radar, and in this case is complementary to the @Meteoblue satellite rainfall estimates you see below. There is likely significantly more rainfall in this than you see here.
Here we see India (the heart of this Monsoon), this morning to 10am East Africa Time. I.E. around seven hours ago.
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Since #Tigray rebels took over control Mekelle two weeks ago, there have been credible reports of human rights violations. That the rebels are executing people they regard as collaborators of the Govt in Addis, they are killing captured soldiers (POWs) & using child soldiers. 1/
Many say that the silence of the US and Europe shows they favour Tigrayan rebels over the #Ethiopian Government. I am curious to know what others think about the west’s intentions and ultimate goals and why they 'favour' Tigray rebels. 2/
People would agree that it’s morally right to condemn crimes against civilians in Tigray and to put pressure on PM @AbiyAhmedAli to withdraw his troops and forces from neighbouring Eritrea. But why not condemn Tigray rebels when they commit crimes? And this is not new. 3/
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WETHEPEOPLE, [14.07.21 16:33]
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old town of #Aachen, #Germany
Aurax, [14.07.21 20:15]

JUST IN 🚨 Sirens sounding in #Wuppertal, #Germany to warn about #floods due to heavy rain

@auraxchan

🚨⚠️🌊♒️
Police frequency, [15.07.21 09:23]
#Germany & #Belgium, EU: At least 42 people have died and dozens more are missing following heavy rainfall and severe #flooding across western Germany and Belgium, causing houses to collapse and cars to be swept away.
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On day 3 of #ArabianMonsoonBlast here's the view over the region tonight. This is definitely bringing rain, and lots of it to both Tigray and #GERD.

Today's rainfall forecasts follow.
Today's Big Pictures provide a view of the entire planet today in three images.

1. The Atlantic
2. The Pacific
3. Asia

Sometimes its helpful to take a broad view and remember that we are all on this planet together. And that we share the one amazing life giving biosphere.
I found another #MonsoonBurst in the pipeline, this time over the Western Pacific. One which shows very clearly that weird weather is now a universal phenomena in the Northern Hemisphere. And it all started with another Typhoon...

Thread attached...
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As Tigrayan forces retake territory and Amhara leaders rally their own forces, PM Abiy's government signals what appears to be an end to its ceasefire. The hostilities bode ill for civilians caught in the middle, and for efforts to stop famine from spreading in #Tigray. 1/
#Ethiopia's government appears to suggest it will allow aid operations in #Tigray as it moves to "defend the country's sovereignty and reverse the threat posed by internal and external enemies of the country."
Only one convoy of aid supplies has been allowed to enter #Tigray since the GoE declared its ceasefire on 6/28, however - others were blocked. Aid agencies stress an urgent opening of access is necessary to stop famine conditions from spreading.
thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2021/7/12…
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The full monsoon has now arrived in the #HornOfAfrica. Very intense rain has begun in the Nile Basin and will continue for a week or more.

What will happen in the #MiddleEast is less clear, but it will involve a lot of rain and #ArabianStorms. Today's forecasts follow.
This animation shows the flow of rain bearing clouds heading south west across Pakistan which signals the first phase of an event which will intensify significantly over coming days.
This animation shows under wrapped in pulsating bands of storms headed both East and West. It is this intense period of Monsoon activity which is powering the phenomena that his bringing this rain to Yemen, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
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#BREAKING Rebel forces in Ethiopia's Tigray launch new offensive, seize town: spokesman
#UPDATES Tigrayan rebel forces launch new offensive in the northern region of Ethiopia and seize a major town, a spokesman says "We have been able to secure most of southern Tigray including Korem and Alamata (the main town in the area)"
A spokesman for the Tigrayan forces tells @AFP they have seized Alamata, the main town in southern Tigray, after launching the offensive on Monday, adding fighting was also taking place in western Tigray u.afp.com/Ubqy
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Since the last rainfall forecast bulletin on Saturday, the forecast West Sahara rainfall burst has come and gone, and the forecast #ME/#HoA rainfall burst is now about to commence.

Today's rainfall forecasts for #NorthAfrica, #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast follow.
First an update on Western Sahara. The peak of the storms came overnight on Saturday morning. Here we see a 6 hour rainfall animation from 2.30am to 8.30am.
And here we see a wider view following sunrise on Saturday morning. If you are curious as to what was forecast Saturday's rainfall forecast thread is quoted below >>
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The next two weeks promise to bring astonishing weather to both sides of the Red Sea & across the Sahara. In this weather bulletin I will explain what the models are forecasting.

Today's #NorthAfrica #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow.
In the image above we see part of Arabia and part of the #NileBasin storms - those which feed the Blue Nile/Abbay and the Tekeze basins the source of most of the Nile's flow.
Below we see:
1. All Nile Basin rainfall as of this evening
2. All of this evenings #ArabianStorms
The rainfall we see on both sides of the Red Sea comes mostly from the same source - the monsoon over the Arabian Sea, India and South East Asia.
A satellite image from this morning shows what we currently think to be the cradle of humanity. Where we all come from.
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Two Nile dams joined by nile 100kms apart as seen this morning by @NASA's Modis satellite. [Top right Sudan's Roseires and bottom left the #GERD.]

Today's rainfall forecasts for #NorthAfrica, #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast follow.
Today's big picture is a dramatic shot of the Sahara at sunset with a massive storm over Mali and a line of clouds from the heart of Algeria's desert south east to Chad. On the right you can see tonight's storms over the #Ethiopia highlands.
The rainfall in the Western Sahara has just started but it has a few more days to run. In this animation of a simulation you see the precipitable water anomaly, which highlights areas which have much more water than normal for this time of year.
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As the UNSC met tonight to discuss the #GERD storms continued to form over Ethiopia's highlands the source of the water which is currently filling the dam.

Today's #NorthAfrica #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow.
During the UNSC meeting. Ethiopia's water minister explained how this works. "The filling of the dam is part of the construction process.... When the dam is filled the water either flows over the dam or through the bottom outlets."
The Minister later spoke to media :

Q: (@AJEnglish): Why don't you stop filling the dam?

A: All dams are filling. Why? Because it is the rainy season. In fact it is good to protect from floods. We have bountiful water. It doesn't hurt anyone.
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Key [almost unanimous] takeaway from UNSC 8816th meeting on #GERD:- CONTINUE THE AU LED TRILATERAL NEGOTIATION.
#Ethiopia #Egypt #Sudan

Thank you everyone.
The U.S. @USUN
Russia @RussiaUN
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On the eve of #UNSC taking #GERD issue which should not have been in the first place since #GERD is a development project, and NOT a security issue, let’s see why we are where we are and what the mainstream media and the public may be missing.

A quick recap.
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Why #Egypt, #Ethiopia, and #Sudan has not been able to get to an agreement after so many years?

Water sharing!

A certain binding release requirement that #Egypt insists IS a ZERO percent water allocation for #Ethiopia who generates 86% of Nile flow.
weaspire.info/the-elephant-i…
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“In the absence of a sharing agreement, the terms of that agreement would have to include every contingency with regards to different kinds of drought. That’s a nonstarter in a way” -Dr. Lall

The 1959 one is "the worst agreement Khartoum could have signed” Dr. Salman.
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On day 2 of official #GERD filling we have glimpse through the clouds and what looks like a nearly full GERD lake in a recent photograph taken after the spillways were commissioned this year.

Today's #NorthAfrica #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow.
This morning's rainfall update thread is attached here.

The thread also looks at a major #DesertRain event to the west of the Horn, over Sudan, Chad and Niger where August/September like rains appear to have come early.
Here's an update from this afternoon with satellite estimated rainfall over the last 24 hours showing 14-35mms of rain over the #Abbay basin.
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