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#BREAKING
Feb 19 - Pasdaran district, Tehran, #Iran
Outside 102nd Police Station
Dervish Gonabadi community members protesting the detention of Nematollah Riahi (#نعمت_ریاحی) & demanding the his unconditional release.
#BREAKING
Feb 19 - Pasdaran district, Tehran, #Iran
Outside 102nd Police Station
Dervish Gonabadi community members protesting the detention of Nematollah Riahi (#نعمت_ریاحی) & demanding the his unconditional release.
He is suffering from heart disorder.
#BREAKING
Feb 19 - Pasdaran district, Tehran, #Iran
Outside 102nd Police Station
Latest footage of Dervish Gonabadi community members protest site.
Reports indicate security forces are attacking the protesters with tears gas & opening fire. One protester is shot.
#IranianProtests
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#Iran / #Syria Thread: Key to understanding this topic is to appreciate how perceptions matter just as much reality. Similarly, the political angle of this topic also matters just as much, if not more, than the empirical & Intel-based facts related to this subject matter =>
2-As early as Dec 2016, some of us warned here (see thread below) that @realDonaldTrump Admin was likely to take an anti-Iran tilt & make it a pillar of its regional strategy. The Admin was also expected to be more Pro-Israel than its predecessors. Both turned out to be right =>
3-In order to understand what the U.S. is currently doing in #Syria , one needs to understand what the U.S. couldn't possibly do politically once the mission of ISIS's "annihilation" was complete. So, why didn't @realDonaldTrump do his own "mission accomplished" and leave? =>
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Jul 24, 2012 —

Lieutenant General Michael T. #Flynn assumes command of the Defense Intelligence Agency after being appointed by President #Obama.

18th_Director.pdf
dia.mil/FOIA/FOIA-Elec…
Aug 12, 2012 —

The DIA reports that opposition in Syria is being supported by the west and predicted the rise of ISIL or #ISIS. It also warns about the development of a proxy with support from #Russia, China and #Iran.

judicialwatch.org/wp-content/upl…
Late Aug, 2012 —

The DIA reports that the opposition in Syria was driven by al Qaeda and other extremist Muslim groups: “the Salafist, the #MuslimBrotherhood, and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.” #ObamaKnew

judicialwatch.org/wp-content/upl…
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BIG NEWS overnight

- #Israel struck x12 military targets across #Syria (4+ directly controlled by #Iran).

- #Syria dispatched drone to #Golan (from T4 AB); downed by #Israel.

- In subsequent “ambush,” one Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian air defenses; landed in Galilee.
#pt: After that wave of escalator incidents, #Israel has launched a second mass wave of airstrikes in #Damascus - 6+ allegedly located near #Assad’s presidential palace.

*All* #Syria Army & pro-regime facilities have reportedly been placed on red alert.
#pts: It’s no secret that #Israel has been increasingly exasperated at #Iran’s growing capabilities & infrastructure in #Syria - escalation in strikes makes sense.

BUT an F-16 shoot-down raises big questions. Some reports say S-125 was responsible (missile wreckage in picture).
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Missiles launched over #Damascus; Rockets over the Golan Heights and a drone downed over #Israel: all in the last hour.

Israel said it is "an #Iranian drone". If that is the case, it is a "forced reconnaissance" to exhaust the Israeli defence system, #Hezbollah's style.
#Breakingnews:
#Israel F-16 downed by what seems to be #Syria air defence system
#BreakingNews: Private source
All Syrian military and intelligence and their allies (#Hezbollah) positions in #Syria and #Lebanon on full alert
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People across #Iran are launching a campaign of taking their money out of banks, saying such measures are very effective against the ruling regime.
#IranianProtests continue in all shapes and forms.
People across #Iran are taking their money out of the regime's banks, finding another way to continue #IranProtests and cause major troubles for the ruling mullahs.
Will this regime go bankrupt?
People across #Iran are taking their money out of the regime's banks.
#IranProtest takea a new form as people seek to force the regime into bankruptcy.
This campaign continues.
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#SRO - It must be remembered how #Assad regime army was defeated so fast in few weeks. In July 10, 2012, Anadan was falling into Liwa Ahrar a-Shamal control. Liwa al-Tawhid was advancing to Bab. In July 23, most of E-#Aleppo city was under their control (1).
#SRO - SRO can document that #Assad regime, between July 8 and July 24, 2012, lost more than 23 tanks in #Aleppo countryside and city. The biggest losses at this period in a so fast rebellion offensive (2).
#SRO - The most important forces to be part of the Maarakat al-Furqan offensive that led to the fall of E-#Aleppo were Liwa al-Tawhid, Liwa Ahrar al-Shamal and Liwa al-Fateh. Both Liwa Ahrar al-Shamal and Liwa al-Fateh were part of #FSA (3).
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\THREAD\ Contrary to what you may be reading on Twitter, polling in #Iran has a very long history. Please resist the urge to discredit studies (and make wild or dangerous accusations about their authors) on the basis of findings you personally disagree with. 1
When @kevankharris and I started thinking about conducting a survey in Iran, we needed to be sure we could trust the data before we invested time and energy into a high-risk project involving data collection that had not been done (like this) before. 2
We took advantage of existing techniques to ensure we could trust the data: for example, we listened to a random sample of anonymized interviews to gauge the comfort level of respondents. We tested different terms to ensure the reliable measurement of important concepts. 3
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Just about a fact that all of us knew about for weeks : the massive withdrawal, without important losses for rebellion factions, frm E-#Idlib was well prepared by #Turkey (1).
Wer'e going to see now frontlines to stabilize with regime to concentrate firepower on Liwa al-Aqsa [Wilayat Hama] remnants and rebels to fortify M5 side under #Turkey new "border posts" (2).
! IMPORTANT ! For those caring about Fuah - Kafraya pocket : just remember, contrary to previous years, no one of rebellion factions, including hardline #HTS or #TIP fired on this pocket last weeks despite losses east... (3)
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Turkish convoy path towards al-Eis
With the clear warning from the Syrian army & Russian jets, the Turkish troops' advance in #Aleppo province stopped, at least for tonight!
HD MAP: iswnews.com/media/2018/01/…
#Syria #حلب
Turkish Military Convoy Stops in Kafr Halab; Heavy Fire in the Area by Syrian and Russian Armies.
With incisive warning of #Syria-n and #Russia-n Armies to Turkish convoy, Turkish advance is stopped at least for tonight!
#Aleppo
english.iswnews.com/1120/turkish-m…
According to local witnesses there are more than 130 military vehicles in this convoy and stops first in Sarmada to gather the convoy and then moves to Dana and then moves to western Aleppo to reach #Atareb.
#Aleppo
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1. #QAnon's drops can require some time for personal analysis and input from the many good people digging. Here's my summary of key intel from the last week+ (1/19 - 1/27) of #Q drops. For Twitter efficiency, I will provide the direct link to the related posts as I review.
2. Chuckie Schumer was put on notice by #POTUS that his role in #Treason is known. Did you notice how # Schumer sulked away to the corner after his failed shutdown effort? 8ch.net//qresearch/res…
3. Read this whole #Q post as it has so much meaning. "Will Sessions drop the Hammer?" HAMMER refers to the very secretive NSA spying program. The same tools used to spy on #Trump will be their undoing. 8ch.net//greatawakenin…
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Thread on Arash Azizi/Iran Wire hit-job against @h0d3r_fa: Piece opens w hearsay/allegations and is a blatant attempt by the democracy promotion industry to target Derakhshan because he dared to criticise them and their sources of funding. #iran
What Derakhshan said wasn't always nice, true, fair or accurate but he was expressing an opinion and for doing such these people think he should be deprived of his career, happiness, everything, for that matter. The whole piece smells like a personal grudge and vendetta #iran
The first problem with the article is the list of right-wing neocons that it quotes to denounce Derakhshan. These for example include Kaveh Shahrooz a notorious regime changer who is aligned to reactionary forces across the board english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective…
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