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17 points of impact. No Drones or missiles were detected/intercepted. Saudis & Americans still at loss as to where the attack was launched from.
#KSA seriously needs to shop elsewhere & replace the Patriot or reinforce it with a web of radar operated AA guns like the Oerlikon.
A source familiar with #Aramco situation told us earlier today that it was a “swarm attack”, a mix of > 20 drones and missiles, at least half of which were "suicide" drones.
#USA & #KSA, he said, are 'certain' that attack was launched from #Iraq but 'smoking gun still missing'
They are also 'fairly certain' that #IRGC was behind the operation because, even though the missiles used were identical to those of the #Houthis, an inspection of the debris found in the desert revealed a 'couple of new updates' and a 'distinctly better craftsmanship'
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#Kuwait is mobilizing its defense and security systems after drones originating from #Iraq, crossed its airspace into #SaudiArabia airspace. It's not a #Houthi affair. It is an Iranian pincer movement.

I have warned months ago that the region was to witness a mass #GameofDrones
I've underlined many times including in OpEds & on FoxNews that #Iran will open a northern front on #Saudi & the Gulf from #Iraq & backed by its presence in #Syria. It's happening. Iranian missiles in Iraq are now the "northern threat to the Gulf
الجبهة الشمالية... سوريا والعراق
ينظر المراقبون في واشنطن إلى ما يُسمى بالجبهة الشمالية لخط التماس بين التحالف الدولي بقيادة الولايات المتحدة والمحور الإيراني، بقيادة الباسدران أو الحرس الثوري الإيراني. الجبهة الشمالية... سوريا والعراق
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@rlefraim wrote, LET’S FACE IT — IRAN IS FIGHTING A WAR NOW, TODAY, BOTH IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA AND IN SYRIA AND IRAQ. 1) #Iran #ProxyWar #ArabianPeninsula #Syria #Iraq
And the fact that it does it through surrogates being advised and controlled by Iranian forces does not make it any less an Iranian instigated and commanded war. 2) #IranianProxies #IranianWars #surrogates
So, while the Europeans push to make money from doing business with Iran, trying to convince the Americans to let up on sanctions,...
2) #Europeans #Sanctions #money
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#BREAKING: Largest ever attack against Oil facilities #SaudiArabia's #Aramco is carried-out by Loitering drones launched from #Iraq in support of #Houthi rebels in #Yemen. As its result two Aramco's facilities were hit 4 times in #Buqayq/#Abqaiq early morning. Here is the video
#BREAKING: According to a source from Royal #SaudiArabia Air Force, the loitering drones which attacked the Aramco's Oil facilities in #Buqayq/#Abqaiq early morning today are most likely launched from #Iraq & not by #Houthi rebels in #Yemen.It took 3 hours to control the fire👇
#BREAKING: Without the help of #Iran's Islamic Regime & #IRGC it is almost impossible for #Iraq's #PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi) or #Yemen's #Houthi rebels to carry-out such a massive attack at #SaudiArabia's Oil industry deep inside the country's territory in #Buqayq/#Abqaiq today.
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Buqayq (Abqaiq) #SaudiArabia
Aramco facilities are on fire.
So far, there is a gag order with a serious punishment for publishing anything about it.
Will post some stuff that the source deleted in fear of getting punished.
Can't confirm anything ATM,
Will wait for Sat Imagery
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This is Judy Woodruff, I'm excited to be taking over the @NewsHour @Twitter account during tonight's #DemDebate ...here we go!
@Twitter .@BernieSanders takes on Biden's remark that Sanders' plan will cost $ 3 1/2 trillion...says people will pay one way or another..we don't need a plan that provides $100 Billion a year to the pharmaceutical industry...which will be advertising here on ABC tonight"
@Twitter @BernieSanders now it is Biden's turn to answer: "people will end up paying 4% more on their income tax"..it's not a bad idea if you like it; I don't like it"
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1) Tempted after the #September11 anniversary, and in the age of Trump's Islamophobia, to romanticize as "honorable" George W. Bush's September 20, 2001 speech in which he appeared to defend Muslims? Please resist that temptation. #afterseptember11
2) For all his fine words, Bush leveraged widespread US Islamophobia to push through his catastrophic invasion and destruction of #Iraq. #September11 was a tragedy, compounded by its exploitation & death of hundreds of thousands on innocent civilians for neo-colonial aims.
3) US media that (rightly) mourned death of 3,000 in US cheered as US forces killed civilians of a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. Of course, the victims in Iraq were overwhelmingly Muslim, so, post-9/11, their deaths were seen as warranted and not worth media coverage.
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42. 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
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[THREAD] So we got the likely final bayah from IS, this time in #Iraq. Let's take a look at their arms. This one is heavily into symbology, as well as showing off a few interesting arms.

The main speaker, ofc, carries a AKS-74U. Unusually though, it's carried at his waist.

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This is super uncommon to see, but he's also armed with a Glock 19 Gen3, presumed suicide belt, and full knockoff multicam 5.11 uniform. This is the absolute classic "IS in Iraq" look. Note the contrast with the "ordinary" militant behind.

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We get a look at another very notable part of IS in Iraq's arsenal- the suppressed Glock 19 Gen3, famous for it's role in countless killings (For example, the notorious Haditha 2012 night time attacks by AQ in Iraq, which heavily used the platform). A very obvious reference.

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Strange move by US via Al-Hurra channel which issued program criticize the top Shi'ite cleric Ali Sistani at this critical time in #Iraq, this confirms again that US continue its mistake in classifying Iraq's Shiites without any effort to win Iraqi national Shiites from others(1)
Yesterday,Alhurra issued program on corruption of religious institutions in Iraq. There are 2 govt institutions specialized in Shiite&Sunni, but the program also accused cleric Ali Sistani of corruption. I am not discussing the truth of this or not, but the timing was very bad(2)
(IMPORTANT) While strength of the Iraqi national Shiite trend is growing through Sistani, Muqtada Sadr, Ammar Hakim & even popularly through their lack of interaction with the bombings that targeted PMF recently, factions close to Iran have become increasingly isolated, but...(3)
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Today is a good day to remind everyone that #ISRAEL HAS BEEN ARMING AND FUNDING ISIS & AL-QAEDA in Syria, while #HEZBOLLAH HAS BEEN FIGHTING ISIS & AL-QAEDA in Syria.

This thread is especially for you #MAGA folk that have a fixation with licking Netanyahu a**!
Israel's bombing of Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis and Iranians has NOTHING to do with Israel "defending itself" - rather, #Israel is attempting to punish #Lebanon, #Syria, #Iraq and #Iran for DEFEATING THE TERRORISTS THAT ISRAEL HELPED ARM AND FUND:

foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/06/in-…
#Israel has been arming, funding and supporting both #ISIS and #AlQaeda in Syria:

m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sy…
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The “Israeli airstrikes in Iraq” story continues to rumble on without a single piece of substantial proof and it’s genuinely bewildering to me.

No footage, no physical debris of the bombs used found, no real investigative proof provided.

Just sensationalism and propaganda. [1]
Arbitrarily bombing other countries’ population centres has never been too nefarious, belligerent or reckless for the Israelis to exclude from their playbook & #Iraq’s air defences are depressingly weak but that simply can’t be enough evidence that these strikes took place. [2]
It hasn’t been missed that this story was initially heavily pushed in Iranian, then Arab and subsequently Israeli media before it made waves in #Iraq and the West.

Those 3 sides have a lot to gain from this narrative, while Iraq and the US are the ones left scrambling. [3]
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8. 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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20. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?🤨👇🏼
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#Israel is escalating aggressively in the region, striking sovereign, #UN-member states #Iraq, #Syria & #Lebanon in violation of international law. Important to note that any retaliatory measures from within any of these states against Israel & its military allies are legal.
Int'l law only allows "use of force" vs a sovereign state 1) in self-defense; retaliation against military aggression upon a state's territorial integrity 2) UNSC-authorized "collective action" to maintain int'l peace & security. #Israel has neither of these legal justifications.
#Israel asserts that it has to right to preemptively target perceived adversaries in any country, at any time, in any manner. This is illegal, rogue state behavior and an immediate threat to international peace & security. UN member states must censure Israel - or be complicit.
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#Thread on the alleged Israeli strikes on #PMU bases in #Iraq
First Israeli strikes on #Iraq since 1981 major assault on Iraqi #nuclear facility Tammuz that ended the Iraqi nuclear program
The announced strikes or incidents are 3 till the moment, yet it's unknown whether there were more during the past few months. The Iraqi government seem to prefer ignoring the whole thing, yet the PMU deputy commander Abu Mahdi AlMuhandes was pushing for a clear stance
PMU commanders had a decision not to speak till yesterday, they were expecting a statement by the PM
@AdilAbdAlMahdi over the incidents, when this didn't happen #AlMuhandes issued his statement that infuriated the PM
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As part of @AsiaFrontierCap’s continuing on the ground research in the countries we invest in, I report on my year in #Iraq ..

asiafrontiercapital.com/travel-reports…

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... to give ourt readers, investors & friends a sense of the change that #Iraq has gone through over the last 18 monthss –– a significant social & economic transformation, brought on by the combination of the improved security & an expansionary budget ...

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... by a government flush with the bounty bequeathed by higher oil prices.

The focus, is on transformation that #Baghdad, “ست البلاد”, has gone through, from the return of the social & economic life, the increased signs of construction activity in the city, ...

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40. 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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Actually, if you do a bit research & get the facts you’ll see that the “Money to Rebuild” goes to All the companies on the West’s Top List. From 1 pocket to other. Go check which companies (Ex: #DickCheney #KelloggBrown) got all the billions for #Iraq! So tired of misinfo-disinfo
#Flashback- “#US firms set for postwar contracts” theguardian.com/world/2003/mar…
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Pompeo, in his Fox interview, made a few interesting statements on Afghanistan. 1) after the wedding attack, simply said US will continue to "decimate" "radical Islamic terrorism" "in a way that is smart and doesn’t require excess sacrifice on behalf of the American people." /1
That's a sensible balance, more than "end forever wars," signaling under Trump the US is not completely withdrawing from anywhere. and 2) Pompeo stated Trump's goal clear: reduce cost (money and lives) but ensure a posture that can reduce homeland attacks from Afgh. 2/
"Those twin goals are what the President set out for my team and for the Department of Defense. We’re working towards them. I am confident that we can achieve them." /3
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