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BIG potential development with the #QClock
If you account for the hour hand, there are a number of interesting dates coming up.

You'll have to read this whole thread to understand, I'll probably need to make a video to accurately explain it ...

Most qclock work thus far has been done to match past drops using only the minute hand (and mirror minute etc.)

Thus far, it's been the only way to align a date with a past drop, and I think people were expecting things to happen an a much quicker timeline.

However ...
if you also track the hour hand, some interesting things happen.
It takes a full 720 days (12*60) before you can match any future date to a past drop, so there has been no opportunity for this to occur ... yet ...

The first alignment will occur on October 18, 2019 ...
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Protests start again in #Egypt.

The trigger this time is a strange figure of M. Ali, an actor and owner of a construction company.

He worked for the army & started sharing stories of Sisi's corruption. 👇🏿

The Arab Spring is alive.…
For weeks, Mohamed Ali shared stories about the mansions he built for President Sisi and explained how the army's corruption works.

#Egypt's army controls much of the country's economy including businesses in construction farming, fishing, bakeries, livestock ...!

Mohamed Ali's message resonated with the public because of the of the corruption and terrible state of the economy.

For at least a week the interior ministry was on high alert.

Mohamed Ali called for protest Friday to break the fear barrier.

This seems to have a worked
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JUST IN: “The #Iran|ian regime is waging a deliberate campaign to destabilize the #MiddleEast” per @EsperDoD, w/@thejointstaff Chairman Gen Joseph Dunford

“All indications are #Iran was responsible for the attack” on #Saudi oil facilities
“The weapon used in the attack were Iranian produced and were not launched from #Yemen as initially claimed” per @EsperDoD
“To prevent further escalation, #SaudiArabia requested int’l support“ Per @EsperDoD “The president has approved deployment of US Forces...primarily focused on air and missile defense. We will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment”
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#BREAKING head of #Yemen's Ansarallah (Houthi) Politburo: We decided to stop all types of attacks, including drones, on Saudi Arabia and we expect from them a similar move
This comes few hours after #Hezbollah leader #Nasrallah adressed #Saudi and #UAE leaders saying that the minimal cost to defend their countries is to stop the war on #Yemen
This is not a message to the #US rather to #SaudiArabia, in accordance leader of Kataeb Sayyed AlShuhada in #Iraq Abo Alaa AlWalaei tweeted saying that the #US presence in #Iraq is completely in the fire range
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"These are the strongest sanctions ever put on a country" @POTUS sats re #Iran, at news conference w/#Australia PM Scott Morrison

"We are at a level of sanctions that is far greater than ever before w/respect to Iran...They have a lot of problems, not only w/us"
@POTUS "We are by far the strongest military in the world" per @POTUS "Going into #Iran would be a very easy decision, as I've said before...easiest thing"

"Plenty of time. Plenty of time... I think I'm showing great restraint"
@POTUS "I think the sanctions work & the military would work" per @POTUS re #Iran

"That a very severe form of winning, but we win" Trump adds of military option "Nobody can beat us militarily. No one can even come close"
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In U.S.' first response to #Iran's attacks on Saudi oil facilities, the Treasury Dept. sanctions the mullahs' Central Bank of Iran, the National Development Fund of Iran & Etemad Tejarate Pars Co. under its counter-terrorism authority.…
Iran’s Central Bank has provided billions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), its Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and its terrorist proxy, Hizballah.
The NDF, being Iran’s sovereign wealth fund & whose board of trustees include Iran’s president, oil minister & the Central Bank governor, has been a major source of foreign currency and funding for the IRGC-QF & Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).
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🇺🇸 @WhiteHouse President Trump with @stevenmnuchin1 @USTreasury maximum pressure campaign sanctioning 🇮🇷 #Iran's last remaining source of funds the Central Bank of Iran and the National development fund which is their sovereign wealth fund will be cut off from US banking systems.
@WhiteHouse @stevenmnuchin1 @USTreasury 🇺🇸 Treasury Sanctions Iran’s Central Bank and National Development Fund 🇮🇷
@WhiteHouse @stevenmnuchin1 @USTreasury As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of these entities that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons must be blocked and reported to OFAC.
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Mrs. Rajavi called on the international community to take the following actions in response to this most recent act of aggression by the Iranian regime...
Reinstate the previous U.N. Security Council resolutions on the regime’s nuclear weapons project and the ban on enrichment.
Evict the regime, its Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), and its mercenaries from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Afghanistan.
#iran #FreeIran
Add Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, his offices, the IRGC, and the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) to the European Union’s terrorist watch list.
#MEK #WeSupportMEK
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The #Iranian regime launched a coordinated missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations last weekend. This is a blatant act of war, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (#NCRI).#MEK @USAdarFarsi…
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the NCRI, issued a statement regarding the latest act of aggression by the Iranian regime.
#FreeIran #MEK
She described the act on a neighboring country’s oil installations as a major step and a new phase in the warmongering and aggressive behavior of the religious dictatorship currently in power in Iran.
#MEK #WeSupportMEK
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1- Angry #HEPCO worker demands 2know why security forces beat protesting workers. Says workers don't have enough $ to eat and are hungry and their fate has been thrown around between various authorities. #IranProtests
He demands to know why authorities refuse to pay attention to their plight. He blames incompetent authorities & their silence. "Enough silence!" Says he'd rather go to Evin Prison then live a miserable life where he's ashamed in front of his family without his paycheck.
Says all factories in the W city of Arak, #Iran were destroyed just like #HEPCO is being destroyed. Says unemployment is behind all social corruption. "Where should young people find employment", he demands to know.
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As Trump is shutting down the southern border in the name of #NationalSecurity, he is expanding the notorious American Citizenship for Sale #EB5 program in which the child of a corrupt Chinese official can apply on behalf of his or her entire family.…
This was an unprecedented carveout implemented specifically to accommodate corrupt Chinese officials who need to launder ill-gotten gains but who@otherwise would not because of #OFAC sanctions- sanctions levied because they’re corrupt.
I’m not talking about Elaine Chao. That’s a different kind of corruption. However, I could be talking about her family... in China, that is. Not her family here in Kentucky. That’s a different kind of corruption as well.
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🧨>> #Bolton unloads on Trump’s foreign policy. He ripped Trump’s last minute failure to respond to Iran’s attack on an American drone. And even suggested that had the US retaliated then, #Iran might not have damaged the Saudi oil fields.🤭… h/t @maggieNYT
@maggieNYT Recall Trump was about to launch a strike on Iran but pulled back after FoxNews propagandist Tucker Carlson said Bolton's idea was bad.

That really happened. We're now deciding which FauxNews propagandist is less terrible at running US foreign policy when none of them should be.
Jim @acosta reports #Bolton was scathing about Trump during event in NY today. Bolton didn’t have *anything* positive to say about Trump—after serving more than 17 months as Trump’s third National Security Adviser.
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I support the MEK in secrecy.
I cannot show my true identity nor my face because it has a heavy consequence living under a misogynist regime that doesn’t accept me as a woman in society.
Why do I write slogans against the regime on the walls of Tehran?
#1988Massacre #FreeIran
I heard Homa Jaberi's story, a supporter of #MEK. She was arrested at 18, put in solidarity confinement for 2 yrs & because she did not break, they took her to a torture compound called "residential Units" made only for women.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
@UNHumanRights 3
Days were spent in complete silence, to be broken only by the sound of a whip made of thick cable which indicated an order such as to eat or sleep.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jeddah:
The attack on Saudi Arabia was not carried out by the Houthis, but it was an Iranian attack. Intel community is highly confident these were not weapons possessed by the Houthis.
(File Photo)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were an “act of war” - via AFP
Pompeo: "This is an attack of a scale we’ve just not seen before. No evidence Iraq is the source of the attack."

#Iran intending to continue wreaking havoc:
200 IRGC frigates will take part in a military parade in the Persian Gulf marking the Iran-Iraq war anniversary.
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#Yemen Houthi are saying "we attacked Aramco and we shall attack more targets". The possibility #US and #SaudiArabia have is to stop #Iran by putting an end to the genocidal war on #Yemen.

Otherwise, keep the war ongoing and fall into Iran's hands.

The #US policy is laughable.
#Yemen is capable of sending drones & missiles against #SaudiArabia and the #UAE if needed.

Houthis are increasing their military capabilities and #Iran is jumping in to support Yemen to stand to Saudi war.

Houthi have access to satellite facilities and GPS on drones & missiles
Houthis have new kind of third generation drones and missiles. Houthis #Yemen are forcing on #SaudiArabia new Rules of Engagement. If #US and #SaudiArabia would like to see #Yemen out of the "Axis of the Resistance", the solution is simple: Stop the war. Otherwise suffer from it
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Saudis reveals wreckage of cruise missiles/drones
Official-Attack on Aramco not only targets Saudi Arabia, but targets the whole world. We call on int'l community to recognize #Iran's malicious attacks. Iran tried to falsify facts. Attack on Aramco came from the north.
Saudi official:
"We have evidence of Iran's involvement in acts of sabotage in the region through its agents. Attack on Aramco oil facilities shows Iranian regime targeting civilians and infrastructure. Iran is behind the Aramco attacks."
Saudi official:
"Iran manufactured the weapons that targeted Aramco. Precision missiles were used to target Aramco. Attacks on Aramco did not come from Yemen."

Saudi Arabia is officially holding #Iran's regime responsible for Saturday's attack on its oil facilities.
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The latest from @SkyNews in 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia after attack on 2 huge oil facilities:
📍@SecPompeo arrives later
📍It’s expected he‘ll present new evidence implicating Iran
📍🇸🇦 Defence Ministry preparing to release evidence implicating Iran - significant shift in strategy [Thread]
🔴 Breaking:
📍We’re told @modgovksa will present material evidence including weapons, proving Iranian involvement
📍If 🇸🇦 does explicitly name Iran, it would would represent shift by Gulf Arab states who’ve been reluctant to name #Iran for any attacks like those on tankers /2
📍Gulf states naturally anxious that they would be on frontline of any military escalation
📍France to send investigators to help determine who was responsible
📍@EmmanuelMacron was key in trying to bring the Iranians & US to the negotiating table. /3
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Wreckage of drones/cruise missiles moved to facility near Riyadh to make what a U.S. official describes as “a very compelling forensic case” that #Iran launched “a complex and coordinated attack.”
Case includes radar tracks showing cruise missiles/drones out of Iran.
-Saudi amb to UK: #Iran is almost certainly responsible for Aramco attack
-U.S. analysts examining missile guidance mechanism recovered in Saudi Arabia
-Macron: France to send experts to investigate attack
-Iranian Def. Min. denies his country's connection to attacks
@almostjingo @drawandstrike @SecStudiesGrp @CarrollQuigley1 @GeorgWebb @eyad1949 @EmadAlmudaifer @HNIJohnMiller @rising_serpent @cvpayne REPORT:
As Pompeo completes consultations with Saudis, White House ordered Pentagon to provide military options against #Iran after documenting launch of attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The limited military response is more likely to target Iranian navy command & control sites.
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It had to happen sooner or later.

It is surprising it didn’t arrive sooner considering the extent of the ignorance & arrogance involved. The bluff of an evil buffoon is being called.

And Trump has no one to blame but himself...

Trump lost against #Venezuela.

He is losing against #Iran. He will lose against #China & #Russia.

And he will lose against #Cuba, #Nicaragua & #Bolivia.

And lose again because of his support of the murderous #Saudis.

Trump is an egotistical thug 100% more interested in his reputation than any lives lost.

For Trump it’s all “worth it” in the infamous words of Madeleine Albright.

No. of lives lost is irrelevant to Trump as long as his ego stays intact.
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U.S. identifies locations inside #Iran where cruise missiles were launched to target Saudi Arabia's oil facilities - via @AmichaiStein1
@AmichaiStein1 #UPDATE
The locations where #Iran launched more than 20 drones and cruise missiles were against the Saudi oil facilities are in southern Iran at the northern end of the Persian Gulf- via @CBSEveningNews
@AmichaiStein1 @CBSEveningNews #UPDATE
-Pence says Pompeo arriving in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday
-Pence: U.S. military ready after attack on Saudis
-Saudi officials are increasingly certain attacks originated from #Iran
-Attack involved low altitude cruise missiles/drones to avoid detection
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The #Trump admin has totally skewered #Iran policy. Maximum pressure has lacked *any* substantive strategy or realistic end-game.

Now we lack allies & credibility.

#Iran's hardliners are laughing - they calculated they could hit #Saudi with a high probability of impunity.
Following #Iran's attack on @Saudi_Aramco, @stevenacook writes:

- "Events in the Persian Gulf have demonstrated to #Iran’s leaders that they can escalate with impunity... If #Trump does not respond militarily, the U.S. should just pack up and go home."…
@Saudi_Aramco @stevenacook Few if any people like the prospect of *any* military action, but just take stock of what took place the other day in #Saudi.

If the U.S. fails to respond here, we invite more malign acts.

As one colleague just said to me: it'd be *THE* inflection point for U.S in #MiddleEast.
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Saudi Arabia and U.S. assessments indicate there is a “very high probability” that low altitude cruise missiles, launched from an Iranian base near the Iraq border, were used in this weekend’s attack targeting Saudi oil facilities.
Saudi Cabinet:
This aggression is an extension of previous attacks on Aramco with #Iran-made weapons. Int'l community should take tougher stance.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia: KSA will defend its territory and facilities no matter where these attacks come from
Tehran-backed Houthi spox:
The near future defensive operations will be harsher and more painful if the aggression and siege continue.
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@AlHadath cites the Syrian Observatory reporting "unidentified aircraft" attacked a #Iran IRGC-backed militant position near Al Bukamal on the Syria-Iraq border.

Iran-backed militias in this area have been constantly targeted in attacks associated to Israel.
@AlHadath @almostjingo @drawandstrike @SecStudiesGrp @CarrollQuigley1 @GeorgWebb @EmadAlmudaifer @HNIJohnMiller @rising_serpent @GaetaSusan @GoogleExpertUK #UPDATE
Early Tuesday morning - Al Bukamal, eastern Syria
Reports indicate unidentified aircraft targeted and destroyed an #Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF/PMU) training camp & missile site.
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33,000ft heading over the Black Sea - Putin & chums heading back to Moscow after meeting with Iran & Turkey

🇷🇺 Russian Air Force
Tu214PU RA64529 RFF9006
IRAN02 - Taxiing at Ankara

Rouhani heading back to Tehran after meeting with Putin & Erdoğan.

🇮🇷 Government of Iran
Callsign change... Now showing IRAN03 for the return flight to Tehran #Iran
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