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Just a reminder that we're spending BILLIONS to replace the Taliban with a group that openly keeps young boys as sex slaves, and Senators Corker and Menendez have blocked efforts to make funding for these people contingent upon stopping the practice.
theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-w…
Multiple US soldiers stationed in Afghanistan have reported being ordered to look the other way. Special Forces Capt. Dan Quinn beat up an Afghan commander for keeping an approximately 10-year-old boy chained to his bed as a sex slave and was relieved of command as a result.
Army Green Beret Sgt. First Class Charles Martland was nearly discharged for participating in the beating up of this same child-raping commander, who himself had severely beaten the mother of his slave when she tried to rescue him.
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1) BREAKING: US Ends Refueling of Coalition Aircraft in Yemen @almostjingo
@BasedBasterd @BenKTallmadge @wynterklaus @CarrollQuigley1

dw.com/en/us-to-stop-…
2) This is good news and a milestone. The narrative that the decision is in response to "pressure from Congress" is a joke.
independent.ie/world-news/us-…
3) Don't pat yourself on the back so fast @HouseIntelComm @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats

H.R.608 - Stop Arming Terrorists Act @TulsiGabbard ➡️Should pass overwhelmingly right?
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I just got back from the world's largest pilgrimage you've probably never heard of: Arbaeen, which happens in Iraq every year.

Here's some pictures from Arbaeen this year in Karbala, which saw 20 million pilgrims - 10 times as much as Hajj to Mecca! #Iraq
To mark Arbaeen, pilgrims from all over the world walk 100 kilometres between the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala, ending at the shrine of Imam Hussein.

In his memory, the entire way, the ENTIRE route is full of thousands of Iraqis passing out free food and drink everywhere!
You walk for days on end, sleeping in homes and husseiniyas that Iraqis open up to pilgrims, living off the generosity of the millions of Iraqis who spend all year saving to welcome you for the pilgrimage.

"Welcome pilgrims! Please take lunch!" These kids yell along the route.
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What a sad sad photo. Never seen something like this.

Thousands of carp die in mysterious circumstances in #Iraq.

Major water pollution already put 100,000 people in hospital this summer in Basra.

@akhbar @AFP
"Some are saying it's because of a sickness, others say it's because of chemicals," said Faraj, his thick black hair standing on end and his eyebrows furrowed in worry."

afp.com/en/news/826/th…

@akhbar
Here is a video that shows the scale of this disaster.

Thousands of fish die mysteriously in #Babylon province, #Iraq. 😢

@akhbar
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The US pretends to support the independence of Syria and Iraq ejmagnier.com/2018/10/30/the…
#Iraq Hashd al-Shaabi attacked #ISIS in Baghuz, disregarding #US recommendation to keep away from the #Syrian borders.

Iraqi counterterrorism leaders believe the US officials would like to see #ISIS in the area to stop the reopening of albu Kamal crossing between #Syria & Iraq.
Hashd commanders said two #ISIS commanders abu Sayyaf and Abu Leith were killed during the #Iraq/i bombing.

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Let’s talk about the @NYTimes sinking to yet a new low in its pro-#Iran regime propaganda effort, this time hiding behind a “To the Editor” letter.
nytimes.com/2018/10/24/opi…
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First, we learn of the @NYTimes’ main concern:
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This blows the cover of this “LETTER” and makes it clear that far more important issues are at stake here.
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*THREAD* Sharing some of the updates from the session swearing in the new government proposed by PM designate @AdilAbdAlMahdi. (1) #Iraq
Program approved after a second vote. First vote contested. (2)
Ministry of Defense candidate Faisal Al Jarba replaced by Hashim Al Daraji. Some Sunni parties opposed Al Jarba. (3)
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You can't understand #JamalKhashoggi assassination without knowing the following:
1. The industrialized world's relationship with raw materials-producing nations like #KSA #SaudiArabia produces corruption on both sides
muslimmediareview.blogspot.com/2015/02/review…
2. The Arabic-speaking countries, for the most part, even if they don't depend on mineral exports, are dependent on similar relationships, often mediated through the wealth on neighboring raw materials-producing nations or security arrangements made to protect industrialized
nations' interests in the mineral-exporting nations or in the Zionist settler-colonialist project (Egypt. Jordan).

3. When thousands of youth in these nations revolted against these systems in 2011 & subsequent yrs, the industrialized world supported the regimes through military
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Let’s talk about a recent @TheNatlInterest piece written by @tparsi & @Azodiac83 accusing U.S. President Donald Trump of seeking war with #Iran.
nationalinterest.org/blog/skeptics/…
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“The Trump administration’s pressure strategy on Iran assumes that the Islamic Republic is standing on its last leg. The White House believes a gentle nudge will cause its collapse in the next few months.”
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This is @tparsi & @Azodiac83’s main concern& the main distress of all #Iran apologists/lobbyist.

Why?

Ever since the Dec/Jan uprising, protests have been continuing alongside strikes by people from all walks of life. Teachers, truck drivers, farmers…
english.alarabiya.net/en/features/20…
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1.#Trump was involved with #SaudiArabia early on, since at least the 1990´s,
In 1991 #Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal purchased #Trump’s yacht, #Trump Princess

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

buzzfeednews.com/article/andrew…
2.#Trump was forced to either surrender it to creditors or sell it because he was roughly $900 million in debt

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

nytimes.com/1991/12/31/bus…
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Who is schizophrenic Maram Susli @partisangirl, Mimi Al-Laham, Syriangirl etc? She's Sunni NAZI SSNP who spreads lies, disinformation and conspiracy. Her ideology is that #Jordan #Lebanon #Cyprus #Iraq #Palestine are part of #Syria. A Syria which till 1946 NEVER existed!
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Before I begin exposing NAZI SSNP monster @partisangirl, some of @partisangirl's rich vocabulary which racist #AltRight voter @JapigioPeuceta & @DavidDuke defends!
In reality it is terrorist and NAZI #AltRight @partisangirl who is a HUGE LIAR & conspiracy theorist! @FBI @CIA
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Beside her dirty mouth, #SSNP Maram Susli @partisangirl promotes extremists #AltRight #NAZI.
It's a network Altright-SSNP-Hezbollah-Assadists-Russia-Altleft incl politicians ie @TulsiGabbard @RandPaul @GeorgeGalloway, media ie @ggreenwald trolls ie #Hezbollah @sahouraxo
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#SRO | URGENT - Abu Murshid al-Bardan, former commander inside #Daraa #FSA S-F Jaysh al-Thawra, has won many things from #Russia, with #Syria'n regime very angry against Russia. Fifth Division to be led only by #FSA leaders with the troops they want to recruit (1).
#SRO | URGENT - This Fifth Corp / Division to be only answering to #Russia (contrary to the first attempt, recently dissolved, that was linked to #Syria'n regime forces). Yes, here we are : a large "#FSA" army, under #Russia protection and command, is now formed in S-#Syria (2).
#SRO | URGENT - Imagine the face of regime officials, officiers and supporters... #Russia giving amounts of money, power and support for a "terrorist al-Qaeda group" (not anymore ?) as Jaysh al-Thawra to become de facto an autonomous army (Fifth Corp) in S-#Syria (3).
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#Khashoggi Case Thread: I am going to ‘pin’ this post to use it as an ‘Info Thread’ on the #Khashoggi Case. I am in #Turkey. I’ve been following the case closely and with access to sources & experts here. This is a very ‘sensitive’ criminal case due to ‘Diplomatic Booby Traps’!!!
The Evidence Obtained Outside Cameras will not show any evidence of ‘tempering’ but other than license plates of dozens of diplomatic cars (Many with tinted windows-large trunks) with related time stamp, drivers Info, model/year: Nothing.
#Turkish Intel-Investigative Bodies also have the list of all Diplomatic & Private Saudi & “other significant’ Planes in #Turkey for the period of ‘interest.’ Many of the Target airports have their own security cameras & related evidence.
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The Reichstag Warning ⚠️⚠️⚠️

By @TimothyDSnyder
THREAD ✔
On February 27, 1933 the German Parliament building burned, Adolf #Hitler rejoiced, and the #Nazi era began.
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#Hitler, who had just been named head of a #government that was legally formed after the democratic #elections of the previous November, seized the opportunity to change the system. “There will be no mercy now,” he exulted. “Anyone standing in our way will be cut down.”
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The next day, at Hitler’s advice and urging, the #German #president issued a decree “for the protection of the people and the state.”
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#Iraq: @AdilAbdAlMahdi was given total freedom to select his team in the future government, free from non-qualified individuals and non-corrupted candidates.
Of course, the new PM will have to take into consideration all political parties. These can present names of candidates +
If names are inadequate or considered unsuitable by @AdilAbdAlMahdi, he will ask for more names and again more names until he is satisfied. That was the deal.

The new PM @AdilAbdAlMahdi has reconciled with Nuri al-Maliki a couple of days ago. Al-Maliki was unhappy for his party (Da'wa) to lose the position of PM due to the #USA support to Haidar Abadi following his overt manifestation to "abide by US unilateral sanctions on Iran".
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in #Iraq, for the first time since 2003, the #Shia #Sunni #Kurds and #Turkmen were all divided this time prior to the selection of the Speaker, the President and the Prime Minister.
#USA pushed for its own candidate/coalition (Moqtada-Abadi).

#Iran pushed for the unity of all coalitions, Shia, Sunni and Kurds, in an attempted to unite all & produce leaders accepted by all. Iran also worked to bring down the US candidate/coalition.

The world (including Iraq) didn't realise that "no larger coalition has been nominated".

The reason is simple: Iran wanted to save the face and honor of Moqtada, he who joined a lost coalition, so #Iran Soleimani cam "bring him back" to where he belongs

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Just in a month #Iraqis show their new national unity. Few days ago political class shocked by protests acts in #Basra, yesterday Iraqis are unite against killer & instigator of Iraqi female model Tara Faris, while political class still ignore these developments of society (1)
Since events of #Basra, political class trying to use the old tactics to control on society & ignore the new Iraqis awareness by conflict to form govt without realizing the dangerous security & economic challenges of the country,but these behavior by politicians no longer works(2
For the first time since 2003, there is a rare state of national unity brought after the people are unite during the battles against ISIS, election boycott in May 2018 was the first sign of #Iraqi unity by rejection of political class performance(3)
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1. The #Iran Action Group created by @SecPompeo last month released its report. Iran's role in the region, which other administrations overlooked, appears to be under intense scrutiny. #Houthis in #Yemen have been identified alongside groups responsible for attacks against the US
2. The report stated that consequences of #Iran's meddling include its lethal ballistic missiles, which advanced its proxies military capabilities: "Yemen’s #Houthi militants have fired numerous ballistic missiles into #Saudi Arabia, including two directed at Riyadh in May 2018."
3. The report also indicated that since 2012: "#Iran has spent over $16 billion propping up the #Assad regime and supporting its other partners and proxies in #Syria, #Iraq, and #Yemen."
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NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi on the Roadmap to Freedom, 2018 Iran Uprising Summit, September 22:
1- “I want to stress the path we have chosen and the horizon ahead of us as we strive to reach the Iranian people's grand destination.”
#Iran #FreeIranSummit #Alternative
2- “We seek popular sovereignty. We are fighting for the establishment of a republic based on the vote of the people. We consider the people's free vote to be the sole criterion of legitimacy for national officials.”
#Iran #FreeIranSummit #Alternative
3-“We stress human rights in accordance w/ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, & in accordance w/ conventions adopted by the United Nations. The mullahs' sharia edicts, which make up the legal precedent of the regime's punitive laws, will have no place in tomorrow's Iran.”
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1.) Something that has bothered me for quite some time now is how drastically our country changed after 9/11/2001 & the events leading up to & surrounding 9/11.
The Great Lie & NATO Legal framework to start the now 17 year Afghan War in which I lost many Brothers in Arms! 😔
2.) Most of us including myself, can remember exactly where we were & the emotions we faced on September 11th, 2001. These images were forever etched into our minds & filled many with pure horror & rage! The thing we don't hear about is what events led up to this attack.
3.)The dust hadn't settled from the day prior at ground zero & the North Atlantic Council / @NATO's Secretary General Lord Robertson issues a statement from Brussels.
nato.int/docu/pr/2001/p…

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#Iraq
Although the anti-IS camp managed to:
1. remove Haidar Abadi, the US candidate
2. selected the Speaker Mohammad Halbousi

It is incorrect to say Iraq is in the hands of #Iran.

Adel Abdel Mahdi is a potential candidate as a PM and is welcomed by both Iran and #USA. 1/+
#Iraq won't go against the #USA and will select, including the anti-US camp, a candidate that doesn't provoke the Americans.

The real problem is here: Will Iraq abide by the unilateral US sanctions? That is the real burden on the future PM.2/+

By removing Abadi, the US has lost a candidate that was not ready to balance the relationship between Tehran & Washington. That was the US biggest mistake in the last months, trying to impose Abadi (despite US denial). 3/+

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No force will attack #Idlib in the near future or the next few months. Talking about millions of internally displaced is displaced as they are not going anywhere.

Jihadists proved to have a substantial weight in Idlib by showing off yesterday.

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Even Jihadists who became " Turkish proxies moderate rebels" are criticising the showing off of al-Nusra, aka HTS, of its flags and jihadists during yesterday's manifestation in the Turkish controlled area of northern #Syria.
Foreign Fighter the Emir Abu Abdallah al-Iraqi (from #Iraq), Emir of Sheikh Ali and western rural #Aleppo #Syria, has arrested several people who refused to rise al-Nusra (HTS) flag in #Idlib manifestation.
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#BreakingNews:
Mohammad al-Halbusi, with 169 votes, is the new Speaker of #Iraq. Halbusi was al-Anbar governor.

Hasan Karim and Rashid Jalil are expected to be selected in the next hour as the two vice Speakers.
A first official victory to the anti-#USA camp (pro-#Iran): Halbusi was presented and supported by al-Bina' coalition, the Maliki-Ameri (et al) group, even if the vice Speaker will be from the Sadrist (in the next hour).

Hasan Karim was indeed elected minutes ago as a first vice-Speaker of the #Iraq/i Parliament with 209 votes (he is a sadrist).

The number of votes indicates Moqtada and the largest coalition (Maliki-Ameri) have agreed on prior voting.

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Let’s talk about an interesting development in #Iran.
President @HassanRouhani has just appointed recently sacked Central Bank chief Valiollah Seif as his money/banking advisor.
entekhab.ir/fa/news/429369…
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Who is Valiollah Seif?
home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
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“U.S. Treasury Dept’s OFAC imposed sanctions on the Governor & a senior official of the Central Bank of Iran, an Iraq-based bank & its chairman, and a key Hizballah official, all of whom have moved millions of dollars on behalf of the IRGC-Qods Force to Hizballah.”
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