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.
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.
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
2) “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.”
#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).
#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.
On February 27, 1933 the German Parliament building burned, Adolf #Hitler rejoiced, and the #Nazi era began. 1/
#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.”
The next day, at Hitler’s advice and urging, the #German#president issued a decree “for the protection of the people and the state.”
#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".
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)
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."
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.”
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…
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/+
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.
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).
(3) “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.”