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IT BEGAN NOT by tapping enemy insurgents’ phones or capturing their emails, but by #FollowingTheMoney

Cache of 328 NS theintercept.com/2018/08/15/nsa…

#Snowden
Aug. 15 2018, 13:00 p.m.

The Intercept's largest-ever SIDtoday release, with 328 documents

#Qanon
#FlashbackFriday
#WWG1WGA
When the #NSA discovered that #Iran may have been buying computer chips from the #UnitedStates routing them through a U.S. ally
&
Potentially supplying them to detonate #bombs against U.S. forces in Iraq & #Afghanistan
It credited so-called economic intelligence with the find.
The solution wasn't a death blow delivered by the #military but rather a new regulation on the export of certain #technologies via the #CommerceDepartment which the #NSA said would end up “saving #American & coalition lives.”

#Qanon
#DARKtoLIGHT
#WWG1WGA
#FridayThoughts
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During the last meetings between #Damascus representatives and #Kurds from al-Hasaka, the Kurds no longer requested a federation but centralised governorship. This means the differences are not significant and can be solved, particularly with the US withdrawal & Turkish threat.
The biggest advantage with #USA forces out of al-Tanaf goes 1st to the #Syrian & #Iraqi economy and relief Hashd from keeping a large force in that particular area with the task to prevent #ISIS free movement in the area. Both Iraqi and Syrians r not allowed to come close to Tanf
I would not underestimate the biggest role of the Arab tribes in al-Hasaka and Deir-ezzour. Those fought and are still fighting within the ranks of the Syrian army. With these, the Kurds in the province need to link themselves and establish a strong bond.
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Hezbollah in Lebanon: US hegemony is over ejmagnier.com/2018/11/21/hez…
#Uk and #Germany have held secret meetings with #Hezbollah leaders during the visits of their official delegations to Beirut.

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In #Iraq, #ISIS grew under the watchful and complaisant eyes of the #US establishment that considered ISIS a strategic asset, oblivious to how this unscrupulous policy would backfire against its interests in the Middle East.

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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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Tonight, the 1st of my 2-part series on #ISIS’s resurgence in Iraq airs on @PBS @NewsHour Weekend. In cooperation w/ @theIFUND, I spent 3 weeks traveling across 3 provinces to investigate the extent to which ISIS has regrouped after its official defeat last year.
In August, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi released a new audio recording in which he pointed to #Iraq as the epicenter of #ISIS's resurgence. The facts on the ground suggest that this is not just an ambition the group aspires to in the future - it’s already a reality.
ISIS attacks in the rural areas around Tuz Khurmatu, Kirkuk and Hawija aren’t an exception - they’ve become an almost daily occurrence for the civilians who live there. What’s more - #Iraq’s security forces appear ill-equipped to face #ISIS in its insurgent form.
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Those asking me on DM why and if #Iran is interfering in the formation of an #Iraqi government, have a glance at this tweet, said by the same #USA Sec of State:

"#USA forming a strong Iraqi government".
And in his tweet, Pompeo meant:
"Forming a strong Iraqi government on a national basis is essential to the enduring defeat of #Iran" rather than #ISIS.

And most probably the #USA will succeed. It has "convincing tools" superior to the one with Iran.

#BreakingNews:
#Iraq First parliament session started: President Maasoum arrived at the Parliament.
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1) Today—on the 4th anniversary of the Kocho Massacre, when #IS slaughtered an entire town as part of the Yazidi Genocide—#Turkey bombed a #Yazidi convoy in #Sinjar that was returning from the Kocho Massacre memorial ceremony, killing Mam Zaki, an important Yazidi #PKK leader.
2) The convoy contained leaders & members of the Yazidi #YBŞ defense force and affiliated political institutions, including Mazlum Shingal, the military commander of the #YBŞ, who—like Mam Zaki—is also a #Yazidi. Mazlum (shown in photo) was injured but not killed in the attack.
3) A #Yazidi from #Sinjar (Tel Ezeir) named Harbo, a member of the Self-Administrative Council (a local governing institution that is a civilian political counterpart to the YBŞ defense force), was injured in the attack. Two others were killed; their identities are not yet known.
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1) New updates on #Sinjar—this thread provides details following KDP pullout.
Photo: Haider Shesho greets #Yazidi Hashd commander Khal Ali.
2) On KDP withdrawal from #Sinjar, see previous thread:
3) The past week’s events led to hysterical claims that Peshmerga were returning to Sinjar/airstrikes hit Sinjar/etc. All such claims false.
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1) A MONUMENTAL DAY: The #KDP has FULLY WITHDRAWN from #Sinjar. I'm completely SPEECHLESS—(well, not completely): Bye-bye KDP!
#Yazidi #Iraq
2) After over 3 years of fighting for this outcome, the #Yazidi community has finally scored a major victory in reclaiming their homeland.
3) After #Peshmerga withdrew from Kirkuk yesterday (for which the PUK was hit w/ blame), the effect continues in KDP-controlled areas today.
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What senior source in #Damascus had to say about #DeirEzzor : 1-City had been under siege for 5 years - two under #Nusra & three under #ISIS
2-When #Mosul fell, #Iraqi Army had almost 10 times the number of people that #SyrianArmy had in #DeirEzzor . Few predicted we can hold on
3-#SyrianArmy presence resembled a small island surrounded by the black of #ISIS. All we had was total of 7,000 between police & soldiers
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