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Thread on #Syria Here 👇

Will Be Based on Extensive Conversations with Former Administration Official

I Will offer 6 broad counter arguments to the ...

Countless number of observers / reporters / Think Tankers

who have long argued along same line as @shadihamid below
2-Let’s start with the obvious

First duty of a sovereign is to his people. In this case, that would be the American not the Syrian people, who decided to rise against their leader

Americans didn’t enable Ba'ath authoritarianism

#Syria was on the other side in the Cold War
3-Second, although it is staggeringly obvious that US military power exceeded that of #Syrianarmy

Issue for the U.S was whether intervention would protect or advance a strategic interest

#Syria, however, lay well outside the boundaries of US interest
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#France 🇫🇷 pledges US$ 100 million for WHO Academy ⬇️ bit.ly/3a0XrWK
Today, @JY_LeDrian, 🇫🇷 Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and @DrTedros met to discuss the WHO Academy, which will be the 🌏🌍🌎’s largest & most innovative lifelong learning platform in global health ➡ bit.ly/3a0XrWK
@JY_LeDrian @DrTedros The discussion today follows a Declaration of Intent signed by President @EmmanuelMacron and @DrTedros, and a pledge by 🇫🇷 to support the creation of the WHO Academy. bit.ly/3a0XrWK

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And then there is a narrative that terror has no religion.

Statistics speak for themselves. Anyone denying them is merely deluding his/her self.

Islamic terror is a clear & present danger. It manifests sporadically while festers underneath the fabric of the society.
Need to take lessons from #France & @EmmanuelMacron over decisive steps to be taken to contain spread of rabid 'Islamist' & 'takfiri' ideology into India.
There needs to be a concentrated effort to indigenize the content taught.
f24.my/6BmF.T via @FRANCE24
At no point should a foreign law/idea/principle be allowed to take root that challenges the basic fundamentals of India social fabric. In short, Indianization of Islam to tailor fit for Indian society, needs to be undertaken which will allow secular, inclusive ideas to ..
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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: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eur…
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: mei.edu/publications/e…
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[Please join the petition!] I am calling on @EmmanuelMacron and the French Government to suspend the sales of tactical suits to HK Police: chng.it/RQ9DLR4tcT
1/ Hong Kong police force has just announced to import 3,932 sets of tactical suits from a French company #Protecop. With its headquarters in Paris, Protecop is a defence manufacturer, who provides tailor-made protective equipment for police officers worldwide.
2/ In July 2019, the @Europarl_EN passed a resolution on the situation in HK & called for the EU, its Member States & international community to impose "appropriate export control mechanisms to deny China, & in particular, HK, access to technologies used to violate basic rights."
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The House can pass S1 like McConnell suggests
S1:
This bill authorizes assistance & weapons transfers to Israel, extends defense cooperation with Jordan, establishes additional sanctions related to the conflict in Syria, & allows states to divest from entities boycotting Israel
S1 Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019
congress.gov/bill/116th-con…
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RESPECT FOR THE #firefighters >>> WE ONLY RESPECT THE FIREFIGHTERS !!! #france
#firefighters are really hero >>> wat are u doin #france ?! Are u #Communists #nation ?!
WE RESPECT ONLY THE FIREFIGHTERS #Communism #state #france
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**New Report: NGO Monitor released a new report series on the #PFLP NGO network.**

8 NGOs with extensive ties to the PFLP terror group
70+ NGO staffers tied to the PFLP
5 arrested for PFLP activity
All funded by #Europe

#YourMoneyInGoodHands

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Addameer is a Palestinian NGO that supports convicted prisoners.

Its chair, former vice chair, & board members have ties to the PFLP.

@SwissMFA provided $120,000 in 2018
@IrelandMFA_RBLX provided $75,000 in 2017
@SpainMFA provided $400,000 in 2015-2019

#YourMoneyInGoodHands
DCI-P "promote rights of children."

Its child protection director, general assembly pres, board members are tied to #PFLP.

@RockBrosFund gave $90,000 in 2017-2019
@EU_Commission gave $700,000 in 2017-2019
@UNICEF partnered w/ @DCIPalestine in 2013-2017

#YourMoneyInGoodHands
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[THREAD] China Coronavirus Outbreak
A deadly virus is spreading from Asia, affecting hundreds of people and resulting in dozens of deaths, in what may become a gloabal health epidemic. This thread contains news about the outbreak.
#Coronavirus #WuhanOutbreak #ChinaVirus #WarWatch
On Dec 30, 2019, Chinese authorities confirmed cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A team of national experts was sent to carry out detection tests. Patients at a local seafood market were put in quarantine.
#Coronavirus #WuhanOutbreak #ChinaVirus
Liu Youning, a professor of epidemiology and respiratory medicine, told the Global Times that the #coronavirus found in #Wuhan appears to be far less serious than the virus that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (#SARS) or the Middle East respiratory syndrome (#MERS).
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#QAlert 1/23/20 This will be my thread on all #QAnon posts for Thursday January 23, 2020. Truth and facts will prevail and more!

Let’s Go!
@realDonaldTrump #QArmy #QAnon
#QAlert 1/23/20 Q3783


Truth and facts will prevail.
The public will learn the truth.
Q

@realDonaldTrump #QArmy #QAnon
#QAlert 1/23/20 Q3784

DECLAS CoC
POTUS > Barr
Barr > Durham
[[F] classified intel provided [FVEY - Non FVEY] as needed]
Does Durham want to hold [freeze] 'public' declas due to criminal nature of the probe(s)?
Think GJ material.
When did the investigation begin?

@POTUS #QArmy
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BREAKING

Deal reached on #Lebanon gov after 3 months of protests amidst deteriorating econ conditions. Line-up of twenty nominal technocrats to be announced, but politically gov even more beholden to pro-Hezbollah coalition.

Here's the who, how and so what of it all.
2- Weeks of wrangling seem to have ended after Hezbollah repeatedly stepped-in to sort out differences amongst allies. Hezb made clear it wants a gov ASAP, particularly after rising street violence & regional uncertainty post #qassemsulaimani killing

3- As a result, PM Diab expanded proposed cabinet from 18 to 20, & Speaker Berri ended push for more politically inclusive "gov of salvation," accepting Diab's nominally technocratic gov instead.

Berri met PM Diab for 2h last week to clear the air & agree on portfolios.
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However, it shifts the focus back to the old narrative that Kenyans are somehow responsible for the current insecurity, and that if we "got out of Somalia", the "Banditry" would stop. It also very subtly blames the 'Somali Muslim'.
#AlShabaab #AlshabaabAttacks #NorthernKenya
For over 56 years, those in the North Eastern Territories have been held hostage by the same idiotic thinking pushed by KEGovernment & Media (apologies @DennisOkari) that is OWNED by our political leaders..
It is insanity! In this thread, the historical background of #AlShabaab
@DennisOkari ..from where we last left off. Scroll down or search the other Threads by looking for [#AlShabba] and [#FireWalkers] .
But first, a recap....
"On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, the UN Security Council rejected Kenya’s request to designate al-Shabaab a terror group under
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1. The mess in #Libya is at least as complex as the mess in #Afghanistan: In Afghanistan the #Kabul-government, supported by #NATO, controls little more than Kabul.

In #Libya "Prime Minister" Fayez #Sarraj only controls a small part in the North, around #Tripoli.

#AnneWill
2. While Khalifa #Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (#LNA), controls the larger part of #Libya. He does not control greater #Tripoli and in the South local warlords rule.

#AnneWill #LibyaConference
3. To make things more messy:
The "Prime Minister of Tripolis", Fayez #Sarraj, is supported by
#Turkey (troops in Libya)
#Germany
#EU
#Italy
#Qatar
#UN

#Haftar is supported by
#SaudiArabia
#UAE
#Egypt
#Russia (RUS mercenaries in Libya)
#France (#NATO-partner & #EU)

#AnneWill
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Speaker of the House of Representatives what really happened in Moscow:
We were invited by the Russian president and as a great country and according to are traditions we can not refuse to not hear what they have to say , but we didn’t agree on anything before hand .
#HoR #LNA
As We arrived the #Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said to me you have the key to this issue,I replied we but every time l leave i keep that key with the Libyan people.
First me and Hafter refused to meet al-Sarraj because his treachery and the Turkish presences Disgust us
As we started we found everything was already discussed and negotiated beforehand, and we had not hand in any of the terms the others already signed.
Me and #Hafter refused and our number one term was the liberation of the full Libyan soil for terrorists and militias.
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La dégradation de l'environnement informationnel en #France me semble à la fois inexorable et très peu surprenante. C'est la combinaison de beaucoup de maux qui touchent actuellement les sociétés occidentales et j'ai bien peur qu'on n'ait pour l'instant pas beaucoup de remèdes.
L'abondance d'information, la concurrence entre les médias et l'effet "réseaux sociaux" font que la nécessité de faire de l'audience et d'attirer des cliques s'impose de plus en plus comme une priorité absolue. Au détriment de la qualité de l'information.
Il faut capturer l'attention des lecteurs, attention qui est déjà extrêmement sollicitée par les réseaux sociaux. Alors on va préférer inviter l'éditorialiste qui fait le buzz & engendre la controverse à la place du journaliste qui pourrait amener de l'information plus solide.
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The Media Blackout continues! 1 year and 9 weeks of the #giletsjaune ‘s protests of Macron and his policies are climaxing.

Thousands fill the streets of Paris demanding Macrons resignation..

#france #MacronDemission
#YellowVests

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The French police use violence against the elderly peaceful protestors. Where are the Western leaders condemning this brutality? Where is the Media? (2)

#GreveGenerale #greve9janvier
#reformedesretraites #GiletsJaunes #MacronDemission

The protests in Paris continue... 1 year + 9 weeks of massive anti-government protests in France.

Now ‘the forensic investigators of the French POLICE join the protests' (3)

#greve15janvier #MacronDemission

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#BREAKING: #Pakistan's efforts to raise #Jammu and #Kashmir at the #UN Security Council through #China has failed once again as most members of the top world body said it was not the place to discuss the issue.
@amritabhinder @ashokshrivasta6
#India slammed the move, asking #Islamabad to focus on addressing issues like sheltering terrorists to improve relations with #NewDelhi.
#Indian envoy to the #UN, Syed Akbaruddin said, "We once again saw an effort made by one member state of the UN, fail in plain view of all others."
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[Thread] #Europe just announced it would trigger the Dispute resolution mechanism #DRM of the #JCPOA. This is a big move but my guess is many people in #DC will wrongly assume this is an alignment to tougher US position on #Iran. /1 gov.uk/government/new…
On the contrary, the #EU maintains its balanced position btw #US and #Iran in order to keep door open for real negotiations on nuke and beyond. Let’s see why: /2
Last episode : despite the killing of Soleimani, #Iran stayed in the #JCPoA but continued its counter pressure policy on Jan. 5th through its “5th step” going against the nuke deal. The #US asked again #Europe to leave the #JCPoA. /3
cnn.com/2020/01/04/mid…
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Last night, troops were called to emergency duty. Later that night Sultan #Qaboos passed away.

Just after 4:00 am today, the official statement by Royal Diwan was announced.
The Defence Council convened directly, and called upon the Family (the al-Said's) Council to conven

..
Sometime between 7-8 am the Family Council decided to follow the late Sultan's will in naming the successor. And Haitham bin Tariq was sworn in.
(While the official announcement came approximately an hour later)
While the body of the late Sultan was arriving at the grand mosque, the second official statement by the Defence Council was broadcasted announcing the new Sultan's name.
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Corrected: BREAKING: #Iran #IRGC announce it has fired ballistic missiles from Iranian territories, at the #US #Ain_alAssad military base, the second largest #American military base in #Iraq.
.2/ The #IRGC warns the #US from responding ”which will be met with a larger response, ” according to #Almanar tv.
.3/ The surface to surface missiles were apparently fired from #Eslam_abad, western #Iran, says #AlManar tv.
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#BREAKING: Oman’s ruler Sultan Qaboos has called on the US and Iran to resolve their issues diplomatically and asked the international community to intensify efforts for peace in the region arab.news/pyz8x
#BREAKING: #UK Foreign Minister Raab says war in #MiddleEast is in no one’s interests arab.news/pyz8x
#BREAKING: #UK Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab says route is open to #Iran to engage in meaningful diplomacy arab.news/pyz8x
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#Iran regime & MSM(@CNN @NYTimes @NBCNews) in the #US are portraying a criminal, a Child Killer &a war culprit in #Syria,#Iraq & a prime executioner in #Iran(#QassemSoleimani)as "revered"&N.Hero.
To MSM: Stop this dirty business. It's legitimizing the massacre of #IranProtesters Qassem Soleimani's criminal record.
@CNN @nytimes @NBCNews @IranNW @GiulioTerzi @iran_policy @STRUANSTEVENSON @USAdarFarsi @USAmbUN @StateDept @RichardGrenell @FoxNews @UNHumanRights Let's examine this here in the next few tweets. Is #Soleimani really a "hero" to #Iranians like what's being portrayed out of #Iran's state media, given the censorship,&lack of any freedom 4the ppl to show their true feelings?

@USAdarFarsi @foxnewsalert
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Qassem Soleimani was killed in an air strike by the #US in #Baghdad. Equivalent to Jiang Zemin in #China, Soleimani was a dominant figure in the military, politics and oil industry of #Iran. Most of his family reside in #HongKong, #Shanghai and #Beijing.
#China’s Bank of Kunlun was established by Soleimani family in collaboration with the #CCP. The actual #Chinese main shareholders are Jiang Zemin, Wang Qishan, Meng Jianzhu (and Zhou Yongkang before jailed). Its asset has increased from $17 billion to $28 billion.
#Bank of Kunlun is a tool of #Iran’s Soleimani, Khamenei and the #CCP kleptocrats to launder money and evade the #US sanctions @robert_spalding @MischaEDM @WarrenPlatts @geoff_p_wade @DanRDimicco @Jkylebass @BenKTallmadge @IndoPac_Info @BoycottHegemony
klb.cn/eklbank/921141…
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