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1. Is the government of #Iran pushing citizens of #Iraq #Bahrain #KSA #UAE #Afghanistan out the way it is pushing #Pakistani #zaireen out?

2. Why is PM #ImranKhan's govt unable to engage with #Tehran or ask it to coordinate return of our citizens w/out risking #COVID19 spread?
@Office_AQPk #Pakistan is the only country in the world where the head of government has called for lifting sanctions on #Iran due to #COVID19 (despite evidence the sanctions & outbreak are not linked). But PM #ImranKhan is unable or won't discuss treatment of #Pakistani #zaireen with #Tehran
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One is sick & tired of this warmonger admin planning for war., thinking it can do what it wants. No respect for humankind In the midst of a Pandemic.

Well, go if you dare.

Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in #Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander
In #Iraq, my sources believe the withdrawal of western forces is linked to their wish not to be invoved in any future US war against Iraqi security forces groups. All groups will be ready to use precision missiles in case of war and not rockets.

Iraqi Sources believe the #US is reducing its personnel with the excuse of the #Coronavirus and doubt about the US intentions. They think the US may be foolish enough to start a war, unaware that know Iraqi military locations have been abandoned to a war rooms locations.
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1. Urgent:
US occupation forces are being observed withdrawing from a number of US bases and positions in #Iraq.
Iraqi sources believe it’s a redeployment within Iraq, amid widely circulating rumours of ongoing preparations for a US-backed coup.
2. The US is currently backing well known corrupt politician, Adnan al-Zurfi, to become prime minister amid large scale opposition.
Mass opposition to al-Zurfi is seriously curtailed by the curfews and emergency measures necessitated by the need to fight spread of #CoronaVirus
3. al-Zurfi himself is launching a propaganda campaign to appease people and forces opposed to US presence in Iraq. He just tweeted that the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU or PMF) are “legal” forces. They were bombed few times by Israel and US in past weeks and months.
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1. ora c'è un'altra guerra di cui vi voglio parlare:ieri avete letto preoccupazioni di #Iacoboni per i militari russi,oggi leggete almeno altre 2cose: #MarcoTravaglio che randella #Iacoboni e #GianlucaDiFeo che pone problema del xché governo non ha subito chiesto aiuto a #NATO
2. Avendo passato gli ultimi 10 anni a leggere documenti segreti del governo USA(quelli che diplomazia e intelligence USA non vuole che leggiamo),so entrare nella testa di quella gente.Posso immaginare che cablo vengono scritti in questo momento sull'Italia
3. Posso immaginare la furia di Washington nel vedere gli aiuti russi,cinesi, cubani. Posso immaginare che non finirà qui. Perché ho letto 4.189 cablo, che descrivono capillarmente,giorno per giorno,l'obbedienza che gli USA si aspettano dall'Italia
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#COVIDー19 crisis response is another area where the performance of Prime Minister #ImranKhan's cabinet is inadequate & late resulting in a rapid surge in #coronavirus cases+infections. His TV address was unimpressive. @ImranKhanPTI can learn from @realDonaldTrump & @NYGovCuomo.
Unlike #USA+#Europe, #Pakistan is right next door to two epicenters of #COVIDー19 spread: #China & #Iran. China was initially late but later took impressive steps to contain the spread, incl quarantining #Pakistani citizens. Unlike Iran where Pk citizens visited in large numbrs.
What steps did PM #ImranKhan take for a #CoronaFreePakistan when it was obvious #Pakistan faced #COVIDー19 spread threat from #Iran; & when it became obvious that almost every neighbor incl #Iraq+#Turkey+#Gulf traced 1st cases to Iran & when #Tehran failed to warn neighbors?
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Some general thoughts on #coronavirus and how it plays out long term economically and politically. But first, some assumptions.

1. This is only the first wave of infections. Even in a best-case scenario where this wave of the #ChinaCoronaVirus is contained within a few weeks, there will be a subsequent wave next winter
2. Even if some treatment works out soon, there will still be a need to contain the virus aggressively to prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed; the shutdowns can become less severe, but will not disappear and instead can become more targeted
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Who are the #Houthis and why are they fighting the Saudi coalition in #Yemen?

Amid the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, the Houthis show no sign of giving up

By @guardian…
Origins as an anti-Saudi resistance group

The #Houthi movement was founded in the 1990s by Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, a member of #Yemen’s Zaidi Shia minority, which makes up about one-third of the population. Hussein was killed by Yemeni soldiers in 2004, and the
group is now led by his brother Abdul Malik.

The Zaidis, once a powerful force in north Yemen, were sidelined during the 1962-70 civil war and then further alienated in the 1980s as Salafist Sunni ideals gained prominence across the border in Saudi Arabia, which exported the
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Selecting Adnan al-Zurfi as a Prime Minister of #Iraq is the best way to trigger a civil war in the country. This is an American choice the majority #Shia will reject. If the Sunni and the Kurds support his selection at the Parliament, the #US would have succeeded in a civil war
Adnan al-Zurfi failed as a Governor of #Najaf & is the one accused of burning the Iranian consulates in Najaf & Karbalaa during the last unrest in the country.

If the #US believes it will halt its withdrawal from Iraq with al-Zurfi, it is a wrong plan

A potential civil war in #Iraq will drag the #US in it no doubt. The war would be open between the Iraqi resistance and the US forces because at least 60% of the security forces are made of all groups and organisations unloyal to the #US.
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March 14 - Taji, north Baghdad, #Iraq
Camp Taji comes under new attack of up to ten mortars/rockets. Coalition forces are housed in this site.
A similar attack earlier this week left two Americans & a Brit killed, prompting U.S. airstrikes against #Iran-backed militias.
-Some reports saying this is a "missile" attack, others saying Katyusha rockets were used
-Al Mayadeen: 18 rockets target Camp Taji
-Another report claiming "20 missiles"

@thestevennabil: "video capturing the sound of the rockets launch"
-"Columns of fire & smoke rising from the camp's facilities," via to Sky News Arabia source.
-Al-Taji military base north of Baghdad targeted by Katyusha rockets, Iraqi military source to Sky News.
-Sky News reporting 15 projectiles
-Two people injured

(File Photos)
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Recently obtained video
Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad, #Iraq
Footage of airstrikes targeting sites affiliated to #Iran-backed militias.
Siamand Mashhadani, a senior commander of #Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force, was reportedly killed in last night's airstrikes.

U.S. raids also targeted an airport under construction in Karbala, southern Iraq
(Karbala images: @thestevennabil)
Reports citing medical sources indicate recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq leaving at least 30 members of #Iran-backed Hashd al-Shabi (PMF) militia groups dead & over 90 wounded.
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General Siamand Mashhadani, #Iranian Revolutionary Guards Top Commander , was killed by the #American airstrike in #Iraq.

مقتل الجنرال سيامند مشهداني أحد قادة الحرس الثوري الإيراني بالقصف الأميركي


#BreakingNews #Baghdad #Trump
General Siamand Mashhadani, one of the #Iranian Revolutionary Guards Top Commander , was killed by the #American airstrike in #Iraq.

مقتل الجنرال سيامند مشهداني أحد قادة الحرس الثوري الإيراني بالقصف الأميركي
Heavy flying continuing over the district of Karrada and Green zone in #Baghdad reported , General Siamand Mashhadani,one of the #Iranian Revolutionary Guards Top Commander was killed By American airstrike in Hezbollah headquarters in #iraq
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US jets are tonight bombing Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU), using pretext that it was Ketaib Hizbullah KH that attacked US forces at Taji base near Baghdad yesterday.
PMU forces are part of the official armed forces of Iraq, so US is in effect launching new war on #Iraq
2. Important to note PMU volunteers were main force on the ground that defeated ISIS in Iraq. They waged sustained battles against the terrorists and fought alongside the regrouped Iraqi army. The US refused to help for 3 long months after ISIS occupied Iraqi territory in 2014
3. It seems that the US airforce attacks are targeting numerous PMU positions across Iraq.
Certainly a new war of aggression aimed at regaining total domination of the country.
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War declare din #Iraq;

#US bombed Kataeb Hezbollah position in Jurf al-Sakher. US claimed Kataeb Hezbollah is responsible for the bombing of al-Taji base where 2 US and 1 British soldiers were killed and 12 wounded.

This is a serious escalation giving the green light to a war
#US would be considered a legitimate target by the Iraqi resistance groups and escalation can only be expected from today onward: the war is open between #US forces and Iraqi groups.
More than five #Iraq Popular Mobilisation forces (the force formed to fight #ISIS and is part of the Iraqi security forces under the command of the Iraqi Prime Minister) locations have been bombed by #US forces that are supposed to protect Iraq from ISIS.+
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Massive explosions reported in Salahadin, #Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday all options were on the table after a rocket attack in Iraq killed one British & two American troops, an attack he said was by #Iran-backed militia groups.
-Initial reports of airstrikes south of Baghdad targeting logistics centers & drone warehouses
-Report: #Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah positions targeted in Jurf Sakhar (confirmed by Al Arabiya)
-U.S. military confirming airstrikes
-Iraqi activists reporting warplanes flying over multiple provinces of Iraq, including Salahadin, Baghdad, Anbar, Babil, Karbala
-Video of Jurf Sakhar
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Initial report of an explosion in #Baghdad, #Iraq
Another explosion in #Baghdad and Basra, #Iraq
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At least 2 #US, 1 coalition member were killed and 12 wounded by 18 Katyiuha attack on Camp Taji, 17 miles north of #Baghdad, #Iraq, on Wednesday night, a U.S. military spokesman Navy Capt. Bill Urban said.

The rockets were launched from the Rashediya area of northeast Baghdad
The anti-Trump election campaign has started. The number of Katiusha (18) indicates a serious decision of Iraqi to escalate against the #US & convince it to start negotiating serious withdrawal from #Iraq following the assassination of Soleimani-Muhandis

#Iraq asked #US forces to leave. US said it needs 14 months, a request that was rejected by the Iraqi.
Washington takes advantage of the absence of a government in #Baghdad to delay its withdrawal, thinking a newly elected parliament may alter the previous decision.
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Reports, rumors, in Iraq say warplanes were heard over Anbar in wake of attack on Taji base which reportedly killed several Coalition members and wounded others. At least 15 rockets fell. #breakingnews
What WE KNOW; Two US and one British personnel # have been killed in a rocket attack on Taji in Iraq, a US Defense official said. Also Iran’s Ali Shamkhani was in Iraq to coordinate removal of US FORCES this week.
We know that Harakat Hezbollah has threatened the “countdown” to remove US FORCES, see @Nasralshammari and also Akram Kaabi and Abu Ali al-Askari have warned US. Sadr slammed US for coronavirus today.
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March 11 - Taji, north of Baghdad, #Iraq
More than 15 Katyusha rockets strike Iraq’s Camp Taji base hosting U.S.-led coalition troops.
-Reports indicate two Americans & one Britain killed
-11 wounded receiving treatment
-Launchers found
(via @JenGriffinFNC)
Reports indicate airstrikes targeting #Iran-backed PMU militia bases on the Iraq/Syria border

Video of attack on base in Taji, northern Iraq, housing coalition forces.
One U.S. soldier, one U.S. contractor & one UK soldier killed - via AFP

And when I see chief #Iran lobbyist @tparsi make such remarks, I'm assured Tehran-backed militia carried out this attack.
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Ermmm I think the #US just conducted a retaliation strike on the #Iraq/#Syria border. Evolving situation.
multiple strikes reported against Pro-#Iran PMU position(s) in Al-Heri, #Syria near the #Iraq|i border.
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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The Sultan of #Oman has issued ten decrees, including promoting his full brother to a senior defense post and changing out the ambassadors to #Iran, #Kuwait, and the #UAE. //Thread…
Sultan Haitham appointed Shihab Bin Tarik al-Said (his full brother) as Deputy PM for Defense Affairs where he "shall have the powers and prerogatives of Head of Unit" as it pertains to the MoD. Assad, Haitham's older half-brother, is already Dep PM for Int'l Cooperation. #Oman
He appointed new #Oman ambassadors to #Iran (Ibrahim bin Ahmed al-Mu'aini), #Syria (Turki bin Mahmood bin Ali al-Busaidi), #Iraq (Hamid bin Ahmed Aidaroos al-Sheikh Abubakr), #Kuwait (Dr. Saleh bin Amer al-Kharousi), #UAE (Abdullah bin Nasser al-Rahbi), among others.
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1. Am I correct that @SenSanders, as the #Vermont at-large House member, voted for 2001 #AUMF? It's my understanding that House member @RepBarbaraLee was the only member to vote no.
2. That's the vote that has us in #Afghanistan, #Syria and #Iraq and justified #Guantanamo. We all agree the 2002 AUMF for Iraq re-invasion was foolish. If we want to talk about that then we should talk about the fact that two of the folks who hid Saddam's nuke program are
3. @TheJusticeDept's Bill Barr and likely @WhiteHouse #Cipollone. So if @BernieSanders wants to open up the intel on the Iraqi nuke program that led to invasion, you came to the right place. My January 15, 2019, Pre-confirmation Bill Barr post.
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MAR 8 #CoronaVirusUpdates will begin using #CV19MD THREAD 1: New #UptotheMinute MAP SITE link below US AT 463 cases as of 8:07 AM #GrandPrincess to Dock MON at #PortOfOakland. W Oassengers still Quarantined
#SantaClara #CA cases were from #India.
MAR 8 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: This is US (Can) RealTime site last update 8:07 shows 463 TOTAL WaPo MAPPING w LIST of 34 states w cases NOTE Does Not Show 66 #DiamondPrincess (Japan) cases.
MAR 8 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: THIS is current ARCGIS MAP .. #Italy nears 6.000 and #France #Germany 1,000. #Spain 600 #UK #Switz #Neth near 300 #Sweden 200, #Canada 60 #Lebanon 28, #Russia 15 #Mexico 15 .. eg still spreading
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