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12. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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Seriously? Now they say it- Now that they’re seeking rescue from #Syria’s #AssadFor 7 Yrs they were fighting these same “Arabs”- joining foreign invaders. Now they are Arabs?! #Turkey #Syria “We're Arabs just as much as Kurds': Syrian Kurds call for unity” aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/a…
Is this why neither #Iran or #Iraq or #Turkey or #Syria can never trust #Kurds? If every opportunity they get they join foreign invaders-operatives & then, every time they are used-discarded they run back to the same governments they betrayed & fought against: Who’d trust them?!
Time to recognize this reality; this fact. Milking the West for Sympathy, backed by agenda #MSM, utilizing emotional blackmail, ran it’s course. Playing the #MinorityCard Days: Over. #Kurds #Syria #Turkey
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@realDonaldTrump is leaving #Syria

Would the opposition have decided to take up arms against the State early on had they been absolutely certain that U.S. would not come to their aid?

What if Obama was much clearer in his Aug 2011 official communique re U.S policy?
2-The majority of Middle Eastern citizens seem to believe that whatever Washington wishes to happen in the region can and will soon become reality. All that is needed is for the White House to wave the magic wand and....Voilà
3-That few/many/majority of #Syria ‘s citizens were fed up with their leadership is beyond dispute. Also beyond dispute is that State used force to quell demonstrators (loyalists will argue it was all foreign conspiracy etc)

But is this anything to do with the U.S?
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My OpEd in #IndependentArabiya. US withdrawal decision from Syria will have a domino effect in the region.
US isolated in #Iraq, will leave
Rise of an Ikhwan emirate in N. Syria
Iran highway is back
independentarabia.com/node/64211/آراء/قرار-ترمب-بالانسحاب-والتداعيات-الاستراتيجية-الخطيرة
القوات التركية تحت أوامر الرئيس رجب طيب أردوغان يبدو كأنها تعمل بكل ما في وسعها لإقامة شريط حدودي يمتد من إنطاكية عبر عفرين إلى الحدود العراقية- السورية في الشمال الشرقي، وتستهدف هذه المنطقة إخراج قوات سوريا الديمقراطية والسيطرة على البلدات والمدن الكردية والعربية والمسيحية.
أبلغ أردوغان العالم بأنه ينوي الدفع بمليون لاجئ سوري موجودين داخل تركيا إلى هذه المنطقة لتوطينهم، وهذا يعني عملياً دفع مليون من القاطنين الأصليين في هذه المنطقة إلى خارجها نحو الجنوب وشرقاً إلى العراق،
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[THREAD] Morning DC, as a 🇪🇺 newly arrived at the @Washinstitute, I’ve been surprised by several things in the current US discussion on #Syria and the fight against #ISIS. I have focused on two in this piece on @thehill: #endlesswars & #burdensharing thehill.com/opinion/intern… 1/
I have indeed heard a lot about the need to stop « #endlesswars » in the #MiddleEast. European can probably see good reasons for this from #Afghanistan to #Iraq, as many of them opposed the war in Iraq. However...2/
Seen from #Europe, #Syria is not one of US #endlesswars, but a low-cost, high-efficiency CT op. It has not been shaped by US intervention, rather by US reluctance to intervene. Europeans who opposed the US-led war in #Iraq consistently called for more U.S. leadership in Syria. 3/
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Tulsi Doesn't know what she is talking about! The #US never engaged in a fight with the Syrian Arab Army, they were there after the Arab-spring, The #US only helped the YPG and SDF forces control their side of Syria without Assad meddling in that part in the fight against ISIS.
In Yemen there are no Syrian civilians who are starving to death, And the US never intended to have a regime change in #Syria because they know once Russia came in and helped Assad that was a lost case and moved on in the fight against ISIS. The only Regime change that the US...
Succeeded was #Iraq, #Afghanistan, #Libya following after the 9/11 attacks on the #US. And this was in the Bush and Obama presidency. Donald Trump has always said he doesn't want wars or to engage in them, and he kept his campaign promises now pulling back from #Syria.
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For the past week, #Iraq has been burning in the flames of the protests of a disgruntled population over the poor state of people's livelihoods. A key #slogan in the nationwide popular uprising since Oct 1 has been the call to expel #Iran's regime and its agents from Iraq.
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On Sept 20, 2019,#AliKhamenei's representative in #Mashhad said: "Today #Iran is not limited by its borders. Today #Iraq's Hashd Al-Shaabi is Iran. #Lebanese Hezbollah is Iran. #Yemen's Houthi militia is Iran. The #Vatani front in #Syria is Iran. #Palestine's #HAMAS is Iran."
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The #diplomatic cover for the activities of #Quds Force officers and #MOIS agents has given the regime the ability to use #Iraq as a serious base for meddling in other regional countries, including #Syria, #Lebanon, #SaudiArabia, #Jordan, and #Turkey.
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Never has the self-suicide of #Syria's mainstream opposition been more clear than in recent days.

#Afrin was really bad, but this NE incursion (its manner; its consequences etc.) is truly beyond the pale -- in truth, what we've witnessed is a #Turkish campaign through-&-through.
It's clear now that the Dec 2016 loss of #Aleppo - in large part due to #Turkey selling it out to #Russia - was *the* turning point.

Opposition factions lost any sense of autonomy of action & over the years that followed, everyone but #JFS-#HTS & #AlQaeda existed *for* #Ankara.
An #American presence in NE #Syria kept at least some of this #Turkish ambition under wraps (just ), but #Trump's naive (or malicious?) "green light" decision after speaking with #Erdogan let everything loose.

Only now are we seeing the consequences -- and they're not yet clear.
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Who are the #Kurds? Why should overthrow of Govt of #Syria be their objective? Are they on a quest for #Kurdistan or are they just pawns in the game of geopolitical players? What are the implications of the Turkish #OperationPeaceSpring for #India?
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In 1973 President Richard Nixon & Secretary of State Henry Kissinger instigated a CIA #Kurdish uprising in #Iraq against #SaddamHussein. The US walked away from the rebellion when Saddam and the Shah of #Iran settled their differences, leaving the #Kurds to face their own fate.
In addition to political disagreements and rivalries, tensions between the two dominant Iraqi #Kurdish political parties, the #Kurdistan Democratic Party #KDP and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan #PUK escalated to a civil war that killed more than 2,000 #Kurds in the mid-1990s.
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Residents of #Lordegan county, Charmahal & Bakhtiari Province in southern #Iran, held a rally on Saturday, October 5, protesting regime authorities’ negligence in using infected syringes that led to nearly 300 residents being infected with the #HIV virus. #NoImpunity4Mullahs
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While the #Iranian regime spends billions of dollars on terrorism and warfare in #Syria, #Lebanon, and #Yemen, it uses a common syringe to check blood tests that have caused hundreds of people to contract AIDS. #NoImpunity4Mullahs #BlacklistRouhani @ForeignOffice
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Western governments must end their policy of #appeasement with the regime and support and be on side of the #Iranian people for #Iranregimechange.
#NoImpunity4Mullahs #BlacklistRouhani @DutchMFA @NorwayMFA
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[1] That is what the Leader of the Free World has done with his ill-considered decision: hospital bombing #Assad & hospital bombing #Putin are supposed to protect #Kurdish hospitals in #Syria from hospital bombing #Erdogan.
[2] Minorities have been suffering under the Assad regime for decades. The US President has now driven them into the arms of their executioners to escape ethnic cleansing. The #Ezidis should therefore consider giving up their homeland in #Syria altogether, as they did in #Turkey
[3] With only some 800,000 members worldwide, the #Ezidis have no choice but to leave their homeland in order to survive and escape the endless wars, in which they have no chance of survival.
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@FatimaYazbek1 It makes me laugh how a follower of the Shi’a cult actually speaks about “immorality”.
@FatimaYazbek1 For example, we have a fake hater like @FatimaYazbek1 that falsely calls for “Women Rights” while simultaneously following the Shi’a cult.

Here is a small example by @BBC of how it is like to live under Shi’a rule :
@FatimaYazbek1 @BBC On top of that, we all see @FatimaYazbek1 & a lot of her likes attacking MBS’s reforms in such unprecedented magnitude. It makes me laugh how they call for reforms in other countries while simultaneously slandering the “reformers”.
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In recent years, the leader of the Iranian resistance has repeatedly warned of the need 4a firm policy against the #Iran|ian regime
Just look at Mrs. #MaryamRajavi's remarks in a meeting with members of the #British Parliament
#NoImpunity4Mullahs
#BlacklistRouhani
@ForeignOffice
Now, It was proven that the warnings of the Iranian Resistance were correct. #Iraq was the first stop 4the mullahs' regime in its ambition. If this regime were not in power in #Iran, we would not have a shattered Iraq today with all its painful tragedies
#NoImpunity4Mullahs #AFP
The leader of #NCRI has repeated over the years that there is no moderated in the Iranian regime.
#MaryamRajavi explains Why supporting such false moderates in this regime is in the interest of #IRGC & Dealing with #Iran's regime will fund #terrorism.
#NoImpunity4Mullahs @VP #AFP
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#Breaking: Just in - French foreign Minister "Jean-Yves Le Drian" has cancelled his meeting with #Turkey's foreign minister today amid the invasion into #Syria, and arms deal withdrawn for the country. #France
#Update: Some reports says that the entire summit with the meeting with #Turkey/#France will be cancelled entirely. And that it might be moved after Turkey stops it's invasion into #Syria.
#Breaking: Reports says that the #UN has withdrawn all of their staff members who were monitoring and providing humanitarian aid at the #ISIS camps, and refugee camps in the Northern part of #Syria, in case of an all out war between #Turkey.
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Some important facts when reporting on #TurkishArmy operations in #Syria:
•The #YPG has ethnically cleansed several cities of their Arab inhabitants as documented by @amnesty & others
•ISIS has carried out many terroris attacks inside #Turkey including 2016 Airport, 2017 NYE
•As with every war, each side pushes its own propaganda. The #PYD/#YPG have previously used images that were proven to be either doctored or from other countries
#Turkey says main aim is to create safe zone &go after “terrorists” but #OperationPeaceSpring has other motives too
•These include economic benefits from construction projects + others in post-conflict #Syria
•The issue of refugees has become a toxic electioneering one domestically in #Turkey. There’s a belief that by reducing their number Gov popularity will increase.
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That “1000” is, roughly, the entire US presence in #Syria.

What does “northern #Syria” mean? Are they being drawn down to Deir ez Zour? Are we seeing an Arab-focused last chance strategy in slow formation?
The U.S. withdrawal from #Syria is underway, as directed overnight by #Trump & supported by @DeptofDefense.

As I wrote a few days ago, opening the doors to #Turkey put the writing on the wall.

- "Making America Great Again” has never sounded so vapid."

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@DeptofDefense HUGE developments in north #Syria, as the #SDF agrees a de facto surrender deal w. the #Assad regime, in return for a #Russia-backed #SAA move to block #Turkey's advances.

Looks like #Manbij, #Kobani, #Qamishli & possibly #Raqqa are all included in this agreement.

#SAA moving.
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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
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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This will be my thread of Day 10 of protests in #Ecuador. This sign via @dani_BLR reads:

"Poor people in uniform beating up poor hungry people to benefit rich people without uniforms or hunger."

#EcuadorEnCrisis #SOSEcuador #EcuadorSOS
@dani_BLR #Ecuador has lost an estimated $80m in tourism revenue this week. This is the other huge pressure on lying rat traitor president @Lenin Moreno: the economic cost of these protestst.
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New video provides a window into the sheer brutality & brute force used by Iraqi security forces against peaceful demonstrators.
It is common knowledge that #Iran-backed militias, such as Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF), played a large role in this crackdown.
#Iraq
More footage of the crackdown in #Iraq

My take:
The Iraqi government is using tactics mirroring those of #Iran's regime to quell protesters and maintain power.
Diywaniya, southern #Iraq
Voice says these are Iranian vehicles transferring members of #Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) into Iraq.
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#Iraq
The Iranian IRGC forces deployed to Al Diwaniyah in Iraq
#Iran's goal of sending thousands of Revolutionary Guards to Iraq to institutionalize the presence of #IRGC & the terrorist Quds force in Iraq

#IRGCOutofIraq #العراق #IRGCTerrorists
#Iran Struggles to Impose Hegemony on Neighboring Countries
#Zarif said:
Either all countries in the Persian Gulf region will enjoy guarantees of security, or else “they will all be deprived of it.
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#Terrorism #SaudiArabia #Iraq #Syria #Yemen #UEA
#Iraq
The #Iraqi government continues to block social media websites in all governors amid mass demonstrations in the country.
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#العراق #IraqProtests
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Brian Hook, US Special Envoy on #Iran: -Iran's missile program must be deterred -Further details on US' maximum pressure policy targeting Tehran #Iran #NoImpunity4Mullahs #BlackListRouhani
@SecPompeo: The Iranian regime must fundamentally change its behavior and act like a normal nation. Or it can watch its economy collapse. #Iran #NoImpunity4Mullahs #BlackListRouhani
3 European powers pertaining to taking firm measures against the regime if it continues to breach its commitments, and promising that they too will step away from the nuclear deal (JCPOA) #Iran #NoImpunity4Mullahs #BlackListRouhani
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1) Rouhani’s remarks acknowledged mullahs’ terrorist regime meddling in #Iraq & the fact that #IRGC is dispatching forces 2 this country under the pretext of providing security & protection 4 a so-called religious ceremony
#Iran
@DebbieAAldrich @KennyFarq
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2) #IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani has established a “war room” in Baghdad & is campaigning units of Asaeb al-Haq, Iraqi Hezbollah & Badr Corps –all militia groups associated directly to the #Iran|ian regime – 2 confront #Iraq'i demonstrations.

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@Ben_JS_Cooper @HKesvani @Mo_IRAQ1 @Raman_Ghavami @BenjaminHallFNC @CargasacchiM @RuthieGledhill @sanyaburgess @janelavvie @ryanmauro 3) In addition to the unusually large number of #Iran regime's armed forces personnel in #Iraq, a large number of #MOIS officials are based in regime's embassy & consulates.
They work closely with #IRGC commanders under diplomatic cover!

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Recently obtained footage from #Iraq shows security forces attacking a protester who was merely holding the Iraqi flag.

Such a stark reminder of the protest crackdown witnessed in #Iran.
Iraqis showing their feelings about #Iran's meddling in their country by displaying their hatred toward a poster reading:
"Imam Khomeini School"

This is in reference to Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini.
Qais al-Khazali, head of the #Iran-backed Asaeb al-Haq militia group in #Iraq, claims US intelligence and Blackwater snipers killed Iraqi demonstrators, not Iran's regime or its proxies.
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The Kurdis Question

Since theres lot of #DeepState propaganda floating around, heres a #thread on the Geopolitical history of the #Kurds and how they have been used again and again as a pawn in the game for larger objectives.

Syria
Turkey
#KurdishGenocide
#KurdsBetrayedByTrump
Ever since the US invaded #Syria, the US and #Israel have supported the semi-autonomous #Kurdistan, with Israel purchasing $3.84 billion dollars worth of OIL from them, a move that has geopolitical and economic ramifications for all parties involved. newrepublic.com/article/118549…
In 2015, the Financial Times reported that #Israel had imported as much as 77 percent of its OIL supply from #Kurdistan. The sales were a sign of Iraqi Kurdistan’s growing assertiveness and the further fraying of ties between Erbil and #Baghdad. ft.com/content/150f00…
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