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.@POTUS responds to US intelligence community's Worldwide Threat Assessment

On #ISIS: "tremendous progress...Caliphate will soon be destroyed, unthinkable two years ago"

On #DPRK: "relationship is best it has ever been...Decent chance of Denuclearization"
.@ODNIgov's Dan Coats on #ISIS: "ISIS will continue to be a threat to the #UnitedStates... intent on resurging & still commands thousands of fighters"

@CIA's Gina Haspel on #DPRK: "Regime is committed to developing a long-range nuclear armed missile..."
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NEW: @POTUS taking a shot at his intelligence chiefs on #Iran - calls them "extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers...They are wrong!"
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While Russia needs to be held accountable, withdrawal from the #INFTreaty will have significant consequences for international security and geopolitics.
The full implications of taking this step at this time ought to be fully considered, including with Congress, beforehand.
The #INF Treaty covers ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles.
With its large territory in the middle of Eurasian landmass, such missiles let #Russia range targets throughout #Europe, #MiddleEast and #Asia.
For example, here's the coverage of SS-20s Moscow deployed in 1986:
Thus, the INF Treaty deprives Russia of a significant military capability, for which its size and location are strategic advantages.
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#BREAKING: #Palestinian reports #IDF shelling of a #Hamas post in northern #Gaza
Update: Report of one person in severe condition after a bus in the southern community of Kfar Aza was hit by a mortar
BREAKING: Incoming rocket sirens activated in southern #Israeli communities bordering the #GazaStrip
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1-It’s very obvious that issue is not the disappearance of #JamalKhasoggi while Saudi is very concerned about the whereabouts and safety of Jamal. The story is much bigger than that The media hysteria and coordinated efforts by the leftist mainstream media, #Qatar and the leaks.
2- the mainstream Stream media is publishing stories based on Unverified leaks. I wonder why no one in the media contact Mr. #JamalKhoshoggi family or his ex wife or current wife. Why the Focus is only to the so called fiancé.
3- the amount of mess information coming out of #Turkey is very suspicious. 4 groups are working hard to destroy Saudi reputation, social and economic reforms. #qatar #MuslimBrotherhood #Turkey finally the international left.
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I don’t even know how US citizens can claim that their government is fighting for freedom while their president says clearly we are protecting Saudi regime while this regime committing the most heinous crimes against humanity in
#Yemen
#US #UK #UN #USA
look here
- US Saudi Coalition, unforgettable crimes.

#Yemen
#YemenGenocide
#YemenCantWait
#YemenChildren
#US #UK #UN #USA
look here
- US Saudi Coalition, unforgettable crimes.

#Yemen
#YemenGenocide
#YemenCantWait
#YemenChildren
#US #UK #UN #USA
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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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@weeklystandard - Regime change isn’t an abstract and mad idea: It’s what the Iranian people have sought through massive protests in 2009 and again beginning last December, when popular protest hit cities and towns across the country. The continuing unrest, which has helped...
to produce a tidal wave of vitriol and dissension in the ruling elite, may have convulsed the regime’s internal nuclear deliberations. The only sensible approach towards the mullahs is to focus on this caldera of popular anger.
Secretary Pompeo’s speeches on May 21 in #Washington and July 22 at the Reagan Library highlighted the plight of Iranians under theocracy—as well as any speech by any American official since the Islamic revolution has done—and set the stage for a coherent plan.
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#EXCLUSIVE | #Iran's secret weapons-smuggling air route to #Lebanon revealed by intel sources @FoxNews
fxn.ws/2N9ieQp
#Qeshm Fars Air, an Iranian civil aviation company, is suspected of smuggling arms into #Lebanon, destined for the militant group #Hezbollah and #Iranian weapons factories.
On July 9, involved a #Boeing 747 that departed from an air force base in #Tehran, stopped for a short layover at the international airport in #Damascus, #Syria,
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Top international adviser to #Iran's SP Ali Akbar Velayati speaking @ValdaiClub now:says term #MiddleEast is British concept, he'd rather use West Asia/North Africa,argues due to #US influence some countries seek to play greater regional role (than they can)
Velayati:*throughout history external powers sought to dominate Mideast, #US no exception here, #Libya, #Somalia brought manifestations of western FP,#Trump seeks to undermine region,he wants to partition #Syria as they did w/ 🇱🇾 & #Iraq - bith once big, important states
Velayati: New element is after Islamic Revolution #Iran able to conduct policies independent of Western states, this is real reason why #US seeks to counter IRN.But if ot were not for #Russia & IRN, Leader of Nusra would be ruling today in #Damascus, head of #ISIS-in #Baghdad.
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NEW on coming #Putin @realDonaldTrump summit: (2nd THREAD)
1. In recent days #Moscow passed a two-page document to #Washington that should serve as a basis/draft for a bilateral communique the two Presidents should present after the #Helsinki talks.
2. According to #Rus sources #US accepted the paper but insisted an issue of "#Russia/n interference into American elections in 2016" is mentioned with due guarantees that this doesn't happen again.
Source: kommersant.ru/doc/3681374?fr…)
3. Other statements on paper allegedly include themes of"sustaining dialogue b/n #Russia/n, #US officials,diplomats,military&security services" as well as development of economic ties,promotion of people-to-people contacts.Bilateral coop called one of factors for global stability
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I forewarn anyone reading this article:

There are some of the most graphic images of atrocities committed by Islam against children inside (there is a warning message before images)
They include Nigerians burnt alive, their bodies disembowled, beheaded... But it has to be shown.
Inside the article is a journey discovering the hypocrisy of #BigTech & Mainstream Media.
Example:
Fulani Herdsmen of Nigeria are a radical Islamic extremist group responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Christians.
Google/Wiki show HAPPY pics- they are MURDERERS.
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I will share an analyse about upcoming Battle of #Dara
Preparations of the #SAA continue in #Dara region. #SAA #FSA #Syria #ISIS #HTS #Syrianrebels
Huge battle is coming.
The first target of the campaign against opponents will probably be the el #Lajat plateau , which threatens the supply line to the #SAA controlled #Dara city.
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(1) In my latest, I discuss how #Europe could be able to keep #Iran in the deal, and the #JCPOA alive. progressivepost.eu/what-it-will-t…
(2) #Europe must reject notion pushed by #Washington and its allies that being pro-JCPOA means being pro-Iran. Also, #Europe must reject narrative suggesting it puts wedge in transatlantic relations by trying to safeguard JCPOA.
(3) #Iran can be kept in the deal if its economic, political and security dividend makes it conclude it’s better off with the deal. While economic dividend is part of #JCPOA terms, and the other two aren’t, they will play a role in current situation.
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#Iran has obviously not fully considered #Russia. Russia does not want a war between #Israel and #Iran in #Syria. So the Russians are now trying to mediate between the two nations. Russia has too much at stake in Syria. #SyriaStrikes #middleeast #tcot #ccot
#War between #Iran and #Syria would draw the #UnitedStatesOfAmerica into the fight and that would be a disaster for #Russia. Believe it or not, Russia does not want to tangle militarily with the US or Israel in Syria. #SyriaStrikes #middleeast #tcot #ccot
Scenario 1:
#Iran will launch another strike but it may come from #Hezbollah in #Lebanon or #Hamas in #Gaza. Or it could be another attack from #Syria into #Israel. My guess is that it will be a #terrorattack. #SyriaStrikes #middleeast #tcot #ccot #airstrike
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Get the message, #Iran: #Israel will hammer you every time.

The #airstrikes into #Syria demonstrates #Israeli resolve to not allow Iran to establish military bases, facilities, or conduct activities near the border.
@netanyahu #middleeast #SyriaStrikes cnn.it/2jPrpFr
It should be pretty clear by now- since #Israel has launched at least a hundred strikes into #Syria in the last seven years- that every time they have felt threatened by #Iran, the #Israeli's will take decisive action. #SyriaStrikes
#Iran is determined to position themselves to be able to deal a devastating blow to their hated enemy, #Israel, from bases in #Syria. Their view is that they have helped the #Assad regime with their #civilwar and now it is payback time. #SyriaStrikes
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Some quick thoughts: It looks like #Israel initiated military activity against Syrian regime and Iranian assets in Syria last night in order to take advantage of favorable political situation in aftermath of #Trump's withdrawal from #IranDeal, and also... /2
/2 to draw a red line against #Iran/#Hezbollah moves southward toward #GolanHeights now that regime has completed takeover of most Damascus suburbs, freeing up forces. Yet the Iranians don't seem to be responding, Israeli claims to the contrary - .../3
3/ or at least not with the ferocity that would enable an even stronger Israeli riposte. Moreover, Israel is constrained by #Russia's two principal red lines: Syrian regime preservation, and no harm to Russian assets and personnel..../4
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#Russia's UN envoy Nebenzya starts speaking at UNSC meeting on #Syria, alleged #ChemicalAttacks in #Douma, promises "he'd have to say a lot and the delegates'd have to listen"
1."#UK, #France follow #US in destructive policies in SYR, use blackmail, threaten RUS,
2.Even during #ColdWar Western diplomats didn't afford such tone vis-a-vis #Russia, "You understand what you did [in #MIddleEast]?No, you don't!Will you ever stop your geopolitical experiments?Do you understand what dangerous line you are driving the world to?
3.What's next for us?The most dangerous line of the confrontation is in #Syria.
In #EasternGhouta radicals have been terorrizing population for many years. Now people are being freed..But external sponsors prevent this progress.Terrorists wanted to continue blackmailing civilians
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1/ #QAnon

#Fal$eFlag

Consider:
1. #Trump says he wants out of #Syria.
2. #Assad has essentially won. Why create an event to draw a response?
3. Immediately after Trump tweets about leaving Syria, there is a #ChemicalAttack.
4. #Israel attacks Syria last night.

Ask WHY??
2/ Anyone who has been following things can see that the #DeepState wants #War.

WHY?

Military-industrial complex.
Oil.
and worse (depopulation).

Too hard to believe? Look at the patterns (now and in the past)...do they fit?
3/ #Trump works out a deal w/#NK (back in November)...after our October bombing took out their major nuclear facility and 200 scientists.

As background, the #DeepState was using #NK as a puppet regime to hold us hostage...they wanted #WAR.

fleporeblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/wha…
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The title & first paragraph of this article indicates the main concern of this writer: #RegimeChange.
Q: Why would someone be worried about regime change in #Iran, unless they have interests in such a regime remaining in power. Interesting
aljazeera.com/indepth/opinio…
(1/21)
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The term “anti-Iran” is interesting. Has #Iran’s regime left anything to be supportive of? Butchering innocent people across the #MiddleEast, gross #HumanRights violations back home, wasting billions on an unnecessary nuclear program, ballistic missiles & terrorism.
(2/21)
And talking about #NorthKorea being “disinclined” shows how #Iran is terrified of losing Pyongyang in its trek to obtain nuclear weapons & the ballistic missiles. Now Tehran is all alone. But why is this writer so worried about it? Again, a matter of common interest?
(3/21)
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#Europe "an increasingly complex & competitive security environment," SACEUR/@US_EUCOM Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti tells #SASC in opening statement
"Our adaptation to the environment has made significant progress...particularly under the European Deterrence Initiative" per Gen Scaparrotti, calling it "the largest reinforcement of Euro-Atlantic Defense in a generation"
Gen Scaparrotti also says @NATO alliance "is strong" and that "European allies & #Canada have turned a corner on defense spending with increases in each of the past 3 years" adding $46 billion to defense spending
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Activists posting video of people rushing to banks, such as this Bank Melli, demanding their money as there is word of #Iran's state banks possibly going bankrupt.
#IranUprising is kicking in, terrifying the ruling regime.
Jan 30 - Rasht, N #Iran
Investors demanding their money back from the IRGC-affiliated Caspian credit firm, chanting "Hidden hands, where is our money?"
#IranProtests continue.
Jan 30 - Borujerd, W #Iran
Municipality workers rallying & protesting not receiving their paychecks for the past 8 months.
#IranProtests continue.
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#THREAD
We will be at war with NKorea before #Christmas!
#Trump is putting the final pieces in place before he goes for all out War 1/
2/ I have said previously that whatever #China & #Russia's response to a #USA attack on #NKorea, it would be unified. That why he's in #Asia
3/ He's making the rounds, laying the ground work. First stop #Japan & promises of protection from #Nkorea's nukes.
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