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I was very happy with this news Saif Islam #Gaddafi It is time for the people of #Libya to achieve peace & justice. The illegal invasion by US-led coaliation/Nato in 2011, has only managed to destroy Libya since they killed the great leader Muammar Gaddafi
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1. In this Thread I present evidence of the 2011 invasion of Libya to date, proofs that the invasion of Libya was based on lies proofs that since the US invasion of Libya the atrocities of the war have caused one of the worst human tragedies in the country
2. 7. In this Thread I present evidence of the 2011 invasion of Libya to date, proofs that the death of Gaddafi & his son was the biggest mistake in African history, proofs whose was involved & why, proofs of Libya Today: From Arab Spring to failed state
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🇺🇸are illegal in Syria. 🇺🇸haven’t been invited by President Assad nor do they have any UN mandate 🇺🇸created & financed terrorism in #Syria.🇺🇸bombing #Syria 🇺🇸helped jihadists make chemical attacks to blame President Assad🇺🇸out of Syria NOW!
🇺🇸It's time🛫🏘️
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No one from #Syria invited the US to invade their country, created & funded ISIS, Al-Qaeda, "moderate rebels", White Helmets, kill thousands of civilians, destroy infrastructures & provoke refugee crisis.
@RandPaul @POTUS @UsCongressnews1 @EU_Commission @AmbJohnBolton @SecPompeo
Are you Syrian? No! @SecPompeo you have no right to decide about Syria's politics. #Syria has a legitimate government whether you like it or not. Who decides on Syria's alliances is President Assad. 🇮🇷will only come out of 🇸🇾when the two presidents decide.
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US WARS FOR ISRAEL
#JohnBolton👇also board member of the Jewish Institute for Natl Security Affairs (#JINSA),a think-tank actively advocating military action against countries #Israel perceives as threatening. Saddam Hussein's #Iraq was one such example; #Syria & #Iran are others
US WARS FOR ISRAEL👇THIS WAS LONG PLANNED
Soon After 9/11, 2001 Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs (#JINSA) statement how the #US should proceed, in 2002 #Syria was included to the axis of evil.
Source:news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1971852.s…👈LINK
#JohnBolton
Early 2006 the #US formed The #Iran #Syria Policy and Operations Group (#ISOG) co-chaired by #DickCheney's daughter:
Source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Syri…👈

#JINSA #AIPAC #PNAC #JohnBolton #Iraq #Libya #Afghanistan #Syria #Sudan #Iran
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#Libyan authorities raided a women’s tweetup at #Benghazi cafe, detained staff & announced it had broken up an “immoral” gathering. Read more about how the raid was used to promote a “law and order” campaign & how it resulted in misogynist attacks against the women h/t @PSilphium
Why raid a women’s gathering? Is a group of women meeting that scary for #Libyan authorities? Or are they deliberately using misogyny to drum up support, pretending they put an end to “immorality” for the sake of “security”?
A group of women meeting in a #Benghazi cafe are not the #Libyan authorities biggest concern. There are serious security concerns they should focus on. This is a reminder that patriarchy uses “immorality” and the need to control women to drum up support.
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In December 2015, @DrJillStein attended the 10th Anniversary gala of #RT, along with #Flynn and was seated next to #Putin

@DrJillStein #Russia #Trump #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

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2.Prior to that in August 2015 Experts in National Security raised alarm of big #Russian Military and Cyber activity against @NATO Countries.

@DrJillStein #Russia #Trump #TrumpRussiaConspiracy

europeanleadershipnetwork.org/preparing-for-… … …
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53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials

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Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.
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White House defending @POTUS decision to pull US forces out of #Syria
"The president's statements on this topic have been 100% consistent" per a senior administration officials, adding "I would challenge that" when asked if stakeholders like @DeptofDefense @StateDept were unaware
White House insists @POTUS call w/#Turkey President Erdogan was not a factor in the decision on #Syria

"The president made his own decision" per the sr admin official "It's not something he discussed w/President Erdogan"
"Our understanding is that we will be doing this repositioning of troops & assets in an orderly fashion" senior administration official says re #Syria pullout, referring additional q's to the @DeptofDefense
"Our direction is to prioritize force protection"
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As @fred_burton remembers #Bush41, one event sticks out in his mind.

A thread ⬇️
"One cold November night in 1981, I reported for midnight duty protecting #Bush41 and his family at their residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.
That night, the #intelligence division of the @SecretService passed out a photocopy of a warning that a hit team backed by #Libya had been reported headed for the #UnitedStates as part of a plot to attack senior U.S. government officials.
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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

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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

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❗️1/2 UPDATE 17.11.18 - #Migrants standoff on board VC #NIVIN - Public Prosecutor Office will issue shortly an order of removal for remaining 79 #migrants due to increasing hostility incl. towards aid agencies providing support.#TogetherForRescue #Humansmuggling #UNHCR #Refugees
2/2 - 3 ringleaders preventing others from leaving the vessel peacefully have been identified. #SAR #Migrantcrisis #migrants #TogetherForRescue #Frontex #Europol #Humansmuggling #SOSMEDITERRANE #Refugees #Seenotrettung #refugiados #migranti #UNHCR #flüchtlinge #EKD #NGO #Libya
1/2 - Last ditch effort for a peaceful resolution to #Migrants standoff on board VC #NIVIN who refuse to negotiate #SAR #Migrantcrisis #TogetherForRescue #Frontex #Europol #Humansmuggling #SOSMEDITERRANE #Refugees #Seenotrettung #refugiados #migranti #UNHCR #flüchtlinge #EKD #NGO
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Europe's border is not where you think it is. Here's why:
#humanrights #migration #refugees #IDS2018 see @visionscarto #map @CDB_77
1/5. From 2010 to 2014, the number of refugees and migrants coming to Europe increased from 60,000 to 280,000. The EU decided to crack down on migration by paying other countries to deal with migration for them.
2/5. The EU started making financial agreements with African strongmen and #dictators to ramp up #border security, technical aid and data collection. As a result, other countries are actually controlling the EU border, moving the border further south to #NorthAfrica.
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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.
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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

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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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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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Look what Trump does to a female reporter part one
Look what Trump does to a female reporter part two
That female reporter who jumped in willingly to ask a “question on trade” after Trump shut down the female reprter asking a question about Kavanaugh: shame on you! When you see a fellow reporter demeaned & shut down like that, ask the Q Trump refuses to answer until he answers!
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1/ Much cultural heritage was destroyed in Mid-East. Look at Palmyra, Mosul...

Luckily ancient Greek city of Cyrene in east Libya was spared.

We took a drone to Cyrene +horse tracks of Benghazi +ruins of Susa.

Fly with me above a Libya u don't often see
2/ Cyrene (in the town of Shahat) is just a stunning place.

Luckily ISIS/Qaeda never reached it but were kept near to Derna, around 60 km to the east. Nothing in Cyrene was vandalized.

The tribe of Shahhat protects this historic site.

@akhbar
3/ These days Cyrene is open to the public.

Not a lot of foreign visitors due to Libya's problems but many local people visit it.

I wouldn't say it was crowded but I saw around 100 visitors in one afternoon.

@akhbar
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1) Three attempted set-ups with with one thing in common. MBZ, Erik Prince and Nader were involved.
2) UAE-Nader Set Up I
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3) UAE-Nader Set Up II
Report: Susan Rice 'Unmasked' Trump Officials to Find Out Why UAE ...
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#Libya While all eyes were focusing on Tripoli over the past two weeks due to militia clashes, ceasefires and yesterday's terrorist attack on the NOC, the LNA was tacitly preparing for a military escalation in central and south-western Libya, with immense potential ramifications
The instability in Tripoli served Haftar in several ways: 1) By highlighting the weakness of Serraj's GNA/PC and compounding shortages in water & electricity etc. the instability in Tripoli eroded what little popular support remained for a GNA/PC leadership despised by Haftar
2) The attack on Tripoli started by the Kani Brigade created a new push for political and fiscal reforms of the GNA similar to those Haftar demanded after the oil terminal stand-off ended in July but which since then lost momentum in August as the GNA and the Central Bank stalled
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(⛔🚢BREAKING) NO WAY OUT. As fighting in #Tripoli rages on, this August just 1,300 #migrants left #Libya in an attempt to reach Europe by sea.

This is the LOWEST Summer figure since 2012.

#Libia
Migrants are trapped in #Libya, often in appalling conditions. Made even worse by the recent fighting in #Tripoli.
FOLLOW this crucial reporting by @sallyhayd. 👇

(⛔🚢BREAKING) Of the 742 that made it to Europe from #Libya this August, less than a third (234) disembarked in Italy. Of these, 190 were onboard an Italian Coast Guard ship during the "#Diciotti standoff".

Another 56% (416) disembarked in Malta.
12% (87) disembarked in Spain.
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1/ I spent 3 weeks in east #Libya.

We were 1st foreign journalists to enter Derna after Libyan army began operation to clear city from ISIS, AlQaeda etc.

Army now controls large parts of Derna but extremists still in old city.

We took drone with us.

2/ Happy to be safe after 3 weeks in east Libya. Difficult area to reach.

I met great people in Benghazi. Thank u all for keeping me safe &helping me get great stories.

I'll update this Derna-thread in English later today. But 1st let me call my mom that I'm okay.

@akhbar
3/ As East Libya is largely forgotten by int media, a bit of context:

Benghazi was center of Libyan uprising in 2011. After Gaddafi’s fall, extremists took advantage of the chaos.

From 2012-2014 Al-Qaeda +ISIS linked groups started reign of terror in Benghazi +Derna.

@akhbar
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For the last 24 hours I've been texting & calling with refugees in Libya. 500 are apparently stuck in a Tripoli prison w/o food & water after heavy fighting broke out two days ago. They say their guards ran away, leaving them alone.
These refugees are men, women & children. They tried to cross the Mediterranean earlier this year, but were found by Italian boats, who turned them over to the EU-backed Libyan coastguard, who put them in prison. The conditions were already terrible before the fighting started.
Oh the phone earlier I could hear children crying & what sounded like bombing in the distance. The refugees say everyone's incredibly frightened. "We hear machine guns, tanks, big bombs, last night from the roof it was all fire."
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As the #NXIVM case gains momentum in #Mexican media, a political blog in #Mexico, "indice politico," published this article a few days ago. In case you don't know Spanish, the headline says, "[frmr. Pres.] Carlos Salinas can have you assassinated." #NXIVM indicepolitico.com/carlos-salinas…
...[continued] 4 those of you who know how 2 use Google Translate, U can cut and paste this quote: "Sea o no merecido, Carlos Salinas es probablemente el hombre más temido en México, el hombre asumido como el verdadero jefe de la mafia mexicana..." #ArizonaMafia #NXIVM
...[continued] "...con sus negocios multimillonarios de lavado de dinero, venta de drogas, tráfico de personas, manejo de armas y asesinato." Plug that quote 2 Google Translate 2 learn abt #CarlosSalinas, the man my frmr. friend Marco Lopez & his #ArizonaMafia have been wkg with.
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🚢⛵️🚤🤔With less NGOs at sea (#Aquarius @MSF_Sea, @openarms_fund), we have seen people being saved from sturdier boats, trawlers arriving directly to 🇮🇹 shores.
The question: do NGOs' search and rescue activities affect how #Libya smugglers send #migrants at sea?
First: TIMING.

Data shows that rubber dinghies were already the most used means of transport in 2015, when NGOs were small minority of rescuers.
It also shows shift to smaller vessels (dinghies + small boats), from 78% to 90%+. But these were already large majority in 2015.
Second: CORRELATION.

Using what yearly data we have available, is there any evidence that NGOs affected the prevalence of unseaworthy rubber dinghies, as compared to sturdier vessels? Well, NOPE. 👇
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(⛔️🚢BREAKING) EVERYONE GOES BACK. In July, 23% of #migrants departing from #Libya made it to Europe. This is the LOWEST share ever.

72% were caught and brought back.

5.2% died or went missing.
(⛔️🚢BREAKING) EVERYONE GOES BACK. Since July 16th, numbers paint an even starker (and somewhat different) picture.

99.5% of #migrants departing from #Libya were caught and brought back.

0.5% died or went missing (very few).

No one made it to Europe.
(🔴BREAKING) DEPARTURES FROM LIBYA ARE DOWN MARKEDLY. In June, about 6,900 migrants took to the sea from Libya's shores. This month, about 3,000 did: a 56% drop that is highly unusual during the Summer season.
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