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Well .@TrussLiz you talk about using "food as a weapon" but omit Global Britain's history of Operation Starvation:

Ireland - ‘famine’ of 1845-52 in Ireland engineered by British. Over 1 million Irish starved to death. 1.5 million ethnically cleansed, many left on 'coffin' ships
"During ‘Black 47’, the worst year of the so-called famine, almost 4000 vessels left Ireland carrying food to the ports of Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and London, to feed English people. If we take butter alone, over 800,000 gallons was exported from Ireland at gunpoint"
"Mass starvation was a regular feature of life in India under British rule. The last ‘famine’ that was inflicted on India was in 1943 when over four million people died in Bengal."
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From July 13-16, @POTUS will travel to #Israel, #WestBank and #KSA, confirms the @WhiteHouse.
"While in Saudi Arabia, the President will discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues," says @PressSec in a statement.
In the #KSA, @POTUS will meet with the Saudi de facto ruler -- Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Candidate @JoeBiden had vowed to make Saudi Arabia a "pariah" for its human rights abuses.
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"Is he going, is he not going" to the #KSA is the question during today's @WhiteHouse briefing after conflicting responses to the question from @POTUS to reporters.

"...continuing to plan for a trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia" but no announcement today, replies @PressSec. Image
"There's no trip to announce at this trip," adds @PressSec to a followup question on whether @POTUS is going to Saudi Arabia. "There's nothing to preview for you at this time" but it's wrong to say such a visit would simply be to ask for #oil.
A third question about the likely #KSA trip by @POTUS.
"There are more complexities to that issue and it's multi-faceted," replies @PressSec about the Saudis and a discussion of #oil amid high #gasprices. "I don't want to go into specifics."
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From #PepeEscobar, @telegram, 3 June 2022.

One of the ongoing debates in OilWorld: How much spare capacity remains in the system to produce oil at additional levels, globally, in case of emergency?

Answer: it’s running out & there ain’t no more!

#PeakOil is back! ⛽️ ✈️ 🚗
Let us not forget the words of the late, great Matthew Simmons (paraphrasing): “Once Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 has peaked, then the world has effectively peaked.”

Ergo, there’s no spare capacity to offset banned / boycotted Ru oil. Ergo, global oil mkt = sellers mkt now.

#PeakOil
The above piece via Pepe Escobar states that there is now declining spare capacity in #KSA 🇸🇦 due to declining investment in #oil extraction tech.

It’s actually the other way around: there’s now declining investment b/c there’s no new profitable 🇸🇦 oil to be had. #PeakOil
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US will provide #Ukraine with the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (#HIMARS), a senior administration official says.
#Ukraine won't use #HIMARS on targets in #Russia, says the senior US official.
In a just published @nytopinion piece, @POTUS says: "I’ve decided that we will provide the Ukrainians with more advanced rocket systems and munitions that will enable them to more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine." nytimes.com/2022/05/31/opi…
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Great comments from @MWLOrg_en 1st multifaith conference in #KSA.
“The Orthodox Church considers it is her duty to encourage all that which genuinely serves the cause of peace and paves the way to justice, fraternity, true freedom, and mutual love among…
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all peoples who make up the one human family. She suffers with all people who in various parts of the world are deprived of the benefits of peace and justice.”
These statements by the Ecumenical Patriarch come at a critical time, more than two months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They are in stark contrast to the stance taken by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow,
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#THREAD
#SSgovt's economic performance & narrative challenge
🔴🔴🔴
Barely 3 weeks in Office, SS govt did great job on economy but struggled on narrative.
1. It immediately convinced #IMF on package & broad contour of the deal.
Only it has 2 give plan 4 staggered...
a/n
.... reduction on subsidies by May 18. a/n

2. SS govt also reached out 2 #KSA: roll over & oil deferred payment. Small prints finalized soon. Solid support guaranteed.

3. #UAE also agreed 2 request of SS govt; details finalized.

4. #China agreed 2 roll over $5 bills.
b/n
5. By end of May most of packages will be inked.
6. Dollar pluctuation is normal, will revert back to Rs185 by end of June when economy stablised.

But SS govt takes battering on narrative front as follow:
1. #IshaqDr vs #MiftahIsmael statements create confusion.

c/n
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Actions and policies of ousted ex-PM #ImranKhan and his #PTIGovernment have led to arrests, denial of jobs, travel bans, and deportations of Pakistanis from #Turkey #UAE #France #SaudiArabia #China. All in just three years. The latest is Saudi crackdown on pro-Khan Pakistanis. /1
In April, ex-PM #ImranKhan's incitement was responsible for Pakistanis getting radicalized in two countries: #Turkey+#SaudiArabia. 🇹🇷 arrested 27 pro-Khan Pakistanis on Apr 12. 🇸🇦 has repeatedly arrested Khan sympathizers in 2019+2020+2021 & 2022. /2

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In 2020, PM #ImranKhan's followers launched online campaign against #Arab-#Israel peace agreement #AbrahamAccords, radicalizing young Pakistanis in the #Gulf who protested on streets in #UAE & #SaudiArabia, leading to loss of jobs, expulsions, visa bans/3

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Questions about the #Negev_Summit:
1. As a supporter of #AbrahamAccords, I would have loved nothing better for the Negev Summit to have been a meaningful opportunity for a constructive & frank exchange of ideas building on the foundation between participants.
2. Alas, once again, it appears to be nothing more than another hastily organized photo op. I don't see clear follow-ups that would indicate a substantive basis of support to the points raised to the summit.
3. #Morocco's FM Bourita, for instance, once again went around claiming credit for #Israel's allegedly growing support on the Kingdom's sovereignty over Sahara. But where's #Israel's consulate in #Dakhla? And why is Govrin still a liaison and not a full Ambassador to #Morocco?
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Although I personally understand the Saudi concerns which led to this policy, I see it as a huge mistake and that Saudi Arabia will not be a winner from it. Surprisingly, the biggest winners from this energy crisis are #Russia and #Iran.
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#KSA #USA #Biden #Ukraine #Israel #UAE
Because of the ongoing war on #Ukraine and the economic sanctions on #Russia , the rise in energy prices makes the imports of oil gas very important to cover #Moscow's depletion in other fields.
2/7
Moscow has already started exploiting the card of energy externally as well by blackmailing Europe and raising its exports to eastern countries at much lower prices.
3/7
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Thread : 🧵
With #OPEC Plus clinging to #oil pumping operations at nearly the same level, which leads to a continuous rise in fuel prices globally, in my opinion, the key to this crisis is in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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#KSA #USA #Russia #Ukraine #EU #NATO #Iran Image
As it is known, #Riyadh is the second largest oil exporter in the world with about 10 mbd and the second largest reserves. #SaudiArabia also leads the #OPEC, which includes a number of oil exporters, making it an important influence on global oil prices.
2/8
It is important to stress that the current rise started since the 4th quarter of last year, months before Russian invasion in #Ukraine, with assurances from #US, confirming its attempt to communicate with the Saudi side to raise the level of production, hitting a dead end.
3/8
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PM #ImranKhan sets the stage for his legacy in a huge, impressive rally in #Islamabad, characterizing himself as a living martyr facing off international conspiracy to unseat him. He did not offer evidence but waved a document as proof. The rally achieves its two targets.. /1
PM #ImranKhan achieves two targets: to try impress power centers within the country that he remains popular, which he partially does (with diehard voters); and to engage those voters in a larger foreign policy issue beyond electoral accountability of performance & governance. /2
Aside from the secret document that PM #ImranKhan is not revealing (yet) to protect national interest, it is not a secret that his biggest foreign policy confrontations occurred with the #KSA #UAE #France, and misunderstandings with #China. /3
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This is the moment the Houthis attacked Aramco’s petroleum facilities in #Jeddah, inbound traffic to Jeddah holding and Royal Saudi Air Force A330MRT DREAM21 orbiting East of Riyadh. ImageImage
It seems that #Jeddah #KSA is suffering another attack at this very moment inbound traffic holding again. Image
Update. Image
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War in #Ukraine and a halt in negotiations on the #JCPOA due to #Russia’s demands are game changers that also risk endangering #Iran-#SaudiArabia talks. A THREAD 1/11🧵 : google.it/amp/s/www.alja…
2/11 After a new round of #KSA-#Iran talks was announced yesterday, rumors suggested #Iran wished to suspend talks. Meanwhile Iran’s IRGC launched an attack on US installations in Erbil. This is worrying: reuters.com/world/middle-e…
3/11 Russia’s demands in #JCPOA talks and subsequent halt in negotiations, may disincentivize #Tehran to opt for dialogue and refraining from targeting #US assets & Iran’s regional rivals, either directly or through its allied paramilitaries in Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
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Thread : 🧵
Today, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu announced that there are more than 16,000 volunteers ready to support and fight in #Lugansk and #Donetsk if #Russia requests it.
1/11
#Ukraine #USA #NATO #EU #UK #Biden
This announcement was not surprising to me or to those familiar with the scene in #Syria in particular and the Middle East in general. In my opinion, #Moscow is able to mobilize more than double that number and has already started accepting recruitment requests.
2/11
There are two types of militias in the Middle East, one part carrying a religious ideology (like #Hezbollah), and another part in the form of security companies, among which the fighters volunteered for economic reasons (25th Brigade in #Syria).
3/11
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Thread🧵:
As I predicted two days ago, the Russian invasion of #Ukraine would directly affect the course of the negotiations in #Vienna on #Iran's nuclear program, which was declared frozen today.
1/6
To understand why, you can read the thread:👇
Signing the agreement would have meant a stab in the back for #Russia by opening the way for Iranian oil and gas to be pumped into the global market, which would turn the most dangerous Russian weapon against the West less severe.
2/6
#Iran #USA #EU #UK #NATO
A rejection of the agreement would create to the West anger and disappointment with all the economic and security concessions made by #France, #Germany and the #US, which in one way or another caused tension in western relations with #SaudiArabia and the #UAE.
3/6
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🧵On #Turkey-#Israel and talk of a #gas pipeline

After a tour in #Greece and #Cyprus, that aimed at appeasing their concerns, Israeli president was today visiting Turkey in the context of improving bilateral relations. Its the first visit by an Israeli president since 2008. >
Though allies since 1996, relations started to deteriorate as early as 2004 & took a huge blow in 2010 w the #MaviMarmara incident. Not going to get into that or the steps that followed towards normalization.
See this on #Turkey's strategy in the #EastMed in Foreign Policy: foreignpolicy.com/2021/01/19/tur…

and this book: link.springer.com/book/10.1007/9…
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Thread: US Senators weaponized

First, @nayibbukele is perfectly within his right to criticize the group of meddling senators trying to start a @StateDept investigation of #BTC in #ElSalvador. What's there to investigate? It's an internal financial matter.
markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencie…
Second, it's clear that US is in poor position to criticize anyone on their currency choices given the absurd levels of #inflation thanks to corrupt multitrilliondollar boondoggles benefiting some of these senators, among many other gravy train riders.
Third, it is very obvious that this idea to start an investigation did not suddenly dawn on its sponsors out of the blue. It's not like US does not have domestic & foreign priorities more important than #ElSalvador's #BTC. This was a creation of failing frustrated finance lobby.
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Thread:
1. In recent weeks, #Saudi opposition, linked to extremists & to #Qatar, including Lina Al-Hathloul have been trying to once again draw attention to Loujain Al Hathloul in an effort to renew the view of her as a victim a year after her release.
reuters.com/technology/how…
2. As a reminder Loujain Al Hathloul once campaigned for women's rights to drive but once #MBS came to power and this form of lobbying & activism became irrelevant, switched to propaganda against #KSA on foreign channels in exchange for funding & fame.
3. Al Hathloul, after repeated warnings, was eventually tried & convicted for violations of relevant laws similar to the US Foreign Agents Registration Act (#FARA), which also carries criminal penalties depending on the extent of violations.
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Here's the statement by the list of the usual #antisemitic leftist suspects & their #ISlamist cohorts like @CAIRNational, once again perpetuating the lie that #ISrael is an #apartheid state. When was the last time any member of this group spoke to the #Islamists in the #Knesset?
1. The same coalition consisting of #MuslimBrotherhood fronts like @CAIRNational and leftist #antisemitic groups, calling on Congress to reject #AbrahamAccords starts its statement with an attack on #Morocco's sovereignty over Sahara & drags in the war in #Yemen. Image
2. #Islamists, #leftists, and pro-#Iran elements are working together not only to undermine #AbrahamAccords, not only to destroy US relationship with #Morocco, not only to undermine the authority of HM King Mohammed VI...
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Thread: Why is #Morocco's FM Bourita acting like a foreign agent of hostile regimes?

1. HM King Mohammed VI's visionary diplomacy resulted in the watershed breakthrough of US recognition of #Morocco's sovereignty over Sahara, a top priority for the Kingdom's interests.
2. King Mohammed VI furthermore has carefully balanced active pursuit of regional and international diplomacy with countering hostile propaganda efforts. For instance, he did not mention hostile states in his big November speech in 2021, focusing on outlining Morocco's policies.
3. King Mohammed VI's speeches on foreign relations serve as an effective roadmap for laying out the pursued of strong alliance in accordance with #Morocco's priorities. Yet FM Bourita's handling has undermined these outlined principles in an antithetical pattern of failure.
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Thread: #Qatar's Web of #Corruption & Intrigue Implicates #Morocco's FM Nasser Bourita

1. In previous threads, I explained how Kushner's group along with assorted #Moroccan cronies has undermined #AbrahamAccords due to #Qatar backing & infiltration.
2. But the story is much worse than meets the eye. Evidence has emerged connecting some affiliates of the Kushner group with the #Moroccan traitor Jamal Ben Omar, who was hired by #Qatar to recruit American conservative Jewish agents of influence.
3. Jamal Benomar eventually got busted not only for outright #espionage on behalf of #Qatar but for hiring former US intelligence officer to hack & disseminate private information of critics, including, specifically Elliott Broidy, who is now suing #Qatar.
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Thread: How #Qatar rigged the #AbrahamAccords to fail
1. In a previous thread, I raised questions about the stalemate & possible deterioration in #Morocco-#Israel-US relations after what seemed to be a promising start.
2. I posited that a group of greedy, corrupt, and incompetent executors from #Israel & the US and their #Moroccan cronies are trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. In particular, I pointed to the dubious role of Jared Kushner's group & their counterparts.
3. But there's much more to the story than meets the eye. #AbrahamAccords was a great idea, but when left in the hands of crooks & unscrupulous pawns of foreign regimes, it was designed to fail and ended up being nothing more than a pricey scam attracting chiefly con artists.
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