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@iltalehti_fi "-länsimaiset '#poliitikot' ”eivät aja omien maidensa etuja, vaan ovat #marionetteja globaalien #eliitti'en käsissä”:
#Zdokumentti eli #SateenkaariSanna…
@iltalehti_fi #Kusetus
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Johan oli.. meidän onnemme että #Venäjä näkee läpi tuon Suomen valtiovallan kansan kusettamisen, ilman sitä olisimme todella #kusessa.
@iltalehti_fi @kokoomus @Demarit @vasemmisto @persut @keskusta @KDpuolue @sfprkp @vihreat #Zdokumentti eli #SateenkaariSanna
- "länsimaiset '#poliitikot' ”eivät aja omien maidensa etuja, vaan ovat #marionetteja globaalien #eliitti'en käsissä”: ImageImageImageImage
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Why would @CAIRNational support sanctioning 17 million more Muslims?

The US #Sanctions are designed to keep #Syria in ruins and to stop reconstruction of the country, and stop foreign investment.

There is no U.S. plan to get rid of Assad or his security state.

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To understand what's wrong with this bill you have to put it in the context of our current (failed) policy on #Syria

This two minute explanation by Dana Stroul gives a good summary of the policy

As Sproul says, the Assad-controlled areas of Syria are……
As Joel Rayburn explained: US sanctions immiserate average Syrians because the Caesar Act "lowered the bar" for imposing them.

"With sanctions, oftentimes there can be a very high hurdle for the evidence that you have to gather in order to prove legal sufficiency under certain……
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Pres. Biden's statement on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act and possible sanctions sparks a key debate: Should a global power use economic means to interfere in another country's domestic affairs? A thread on potential impact.🧵#UgandaAntiGayLaw -… Image
Biden condemns Uganda's anti-gay law, arguing it not only violates human rights but also poses a threat to everyone residing in Uganda, including US personnel. He warns of "significant action" that could include economic sanctions. #HumanRights #LGBTQ -…… Image
It's important to note that sanctions are a double-edged sword. On one hand, they could push Uganda to reconsider the law by affecting the economy. But they could also cause collateral damage, impacting the lives of ordinary Ugandans. #Sanctions #UgandaAntiGayLaw -…… Image
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1/ A fascinating presentation by General David Petraeus unfolded today at the Qatar Economic Forum's panel: "Return of the Multipolar World." His observations were both profound and timely, shedding light on the shifting global landscape. #QatarEconomicForum

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2/ "Once upon a time, we bathed in the serene waters of benign globalization," the General remarked nostalgically. "Now, the seas have become tempestuous. We find ourselves navigating choppy waves of change." #Geopolitics
3/ Turning to the Eastern horizon, Petraeus noted the friction between China and the West as the most crucial issue of our era. But he dismissed the notion of 'decoupling' as impossible, reminding us of last year’s record-breaking US-China trade volumes. #ChinaWestRelations
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#Ukraine Banning Pro-russian TV Stations and Political Parties - #Disinformation #Overview Image

“This is a recurring #disinformation narrative by pro-#Kremlin media about the West’s purported attempts to interfere in #Ukrainian politics and set the #political establishment there against #Russia.
In reality, neither pro-#Kremlin parties nor #politicians nor #media are #persecuted in #Ukraine as long as they obey the #law.
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#RA2022 📢 Le rapport d'activité 2022 de la CNIL est présenté ce matin à la presse ! 👉…
🗣️M-L Denis « Les 4 principales missions de la CNIL :
1⃣ Informer et protéger
2⃣ Accompagner et conseiller
3⃣ Anticiper et innover
4⃣ Contrôler et sanctionner Image
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Russia has come forward and acknowledged the existence of significant challenges concerning its oil and gas revenues, which have reached their lowest point in several years.
During a public video conference with President Vladimir Putin, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov openly acknowledged these issues. 1/6
He attributed the decline of energy revenues by over 50 percent in the first quarter of this year to "all these discounts," effectively highlighting the impact of various factors affecting the revenue stream. 2/6
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EU firms operating in Russia made a deliberate choice to stay despite the increasing reputational risks associated with the country's actions. Now, they are facing the consequences of their decision. 1/8
These companies were aware of the potential harm to their reputation due to Russia's war and even before that.

By staying in Russia, they willingly associated themselves with a nation that has been largely condemned by international community. 2/8
These firms were not blind to the financial benefits that the Russian market offered. Despite the reputational risks, they continued to see their profits from operations in Russia rise. 3/8
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A History 🧵 of RBGB's aka "Russian Bridges Go BOOM!" verified & annotated Open-Source Intel of logistics, energy and critical assets enabling the Russian war machine's destruction & genocide in Ukraine, in 3 simple images.

All made available to whoever could use them...
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"Rail Lines & Bridges"

Large or small, 100s of verified assets in the Russian near & in Occupied Territories.

MADE PUBLIC - Late March, early April 2022.

REASON - Open-source maps don't easily identify, nor detail bridges, culverts & chokepoints to cut RU logistics.
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"Oily Stuff, Tank Farms & Depots, Things That Burn"

100+ critical assets to fueling the Russian war machine, physically & through revenue generation.

MADE PUBLIC - shortly after "Rail Lines & bridges"

REASON - AFU, DI & Territorial Defenses were busy defending Ukraine.
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In five years, #JoeBiden will likely get the #NobelPeacePrize. But not because he did anything proactively for peace.

It is because a #Multipolar World will be more peaceful than a unipolar one, and Biden has done more than anyone else (albeit unwittingly) to further that. (1/n)
The US-led #sanctions against #Russia in response to the #UkraineRussiaWar have forced countries around the world to abandon the US dollar as a medium of trade. This is forcing the rest of the world (non-West) together. Banning Russia from #swift was most important in this. (2/n)
#India and #China desperately need oil. Because of sanctions, Russia is providing oil at cheap rates to both. Russia has now become India's largest source of oil, displacing Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Chinese imports of Russian oil have also zoomed upwards. (3/n)
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Prestito storico in yuan tra Cina e Arabia Saudita

Il crollo del dollaro come valuta mondiale è sempre più evidente.
2/ Una prima assoluta per questo prestito in yuan tra la Export-Import Bank of China e la Saudi National Bank, che facilita il commercio bilaterale tra i due Paesi e dimostra il ruolo crescente dello yuan sulla scena internazionale.
3/ La China Export-Import Bank (China EximBank), la principale banca cinese per le politiche commerciali, ha annunciato martedì (14 marzo) di aver concluso la prima cooperazione di prestito con la Saudi National Bank, la più grande banca dell'Arabia Saudita, in yuan RMB,
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@IntlCrimCourt Broke?! Hobbyist level #Zaporizhzhia #FalseFlag. The cameraman was waiting for explosions that came from #inside the apartments to the #outside. He dared to go and take close-up pictures because he knew that no more #explosives had been #planted.
@IntlCrimCourt @KarimAAKhanKC This is just the appetizer from 'Thread 62'⬇️ mentioned:
#Ukrainian #fascists hold a party at #Kyiv's "BarHot" organized by #cartoonist Anton #Chadsky, eat a cake depicting a #Russian #baby
@IntlCrimCourt @KarimKhanQC
FROM: @amanpour “What is #Russia afraid of? #Democracy expanding,” says #Estonia’s Prime Minister @kajakallas | Mar 14
TO: #NATO #Stoltenberg On Air, Let's Count The [A]s | Mar 14, 2023.
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What are the effects of #sanctions on the opinions of Russians about the West and the war? There is a naïve pro-sanctions view: Sanctions lead to economic hardship which is then attributed to the war and leads to anti-war sentiment. This is certainly not happening. 1/
There is also a naïve anti-sanctions view: Sanctions lead to economic hardship, which is attributed to the West's hostility and leads to a "rally-round-the-flag" effect and stronger support for Putin. This is also not happening. 2/
From my experience, there are two groups: The "enlightened group" of educated Russians, a minority, and the "loyal group" of Russians, the majority, who rather believe in Putin and the official line on foreign policy. Interestingly, the sanctions effects on both is complex. 3/
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#Sanctions: UN humanitarian diplomacy aims to convince the EU to exempt Belarusian fertilizer exports. Lithuania and Poland are against any easing of restrictions on the export of Belarusian potash to not help Lukashenko. The sanctions were applied after⤵️
the Ryanair hijacking in 2021. Lukashenko's facilitation of the Russian war against Ukraine has reduced exports to the West. Belarus currently transports potash from Russia's St Petersburg and Murmansk airports. The potash producer (Belaruskali) is a⤵️
major source of income for the Lukashenko regime. The US shares the concern that sanctions on Belarus could have aggravating effects on food security. Canada has already taken the top spot as a world share of exports, planning to expand production capacity.⤵️
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@PM_ViktorOrban #US planned the #War and the #EnergyCrisis in #Europe | Sep 13
- In what appears to be an exceptional internal leak from the close-to-gov think tank #RAND Co., known among other things to have been behind American strategy for foreign and defense policy.
@PM_ViktorOrban #RAND Co | Jan 25
- There is an urgent need for resources to flow into the national economy, especially the #banking system
Only European countries bound by #EU and #NATO commitments will be able to provide them without significant mil and pol costs for us
@PM_ViktorOrban #Rand Co | Jan 25
- 'The key objective described in the doc is to #divide #EU by placing #UsefulIdiots in political positions in order to stop #Russian #energy supplies from reaching the continent'
- The entire #EU #economy will #collapse.
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A force de regarder des vidéos de violences policières à Moscou, voilà t'y pas que je comprends le russe.

"Tiens, ramasse tes c..., enc...!"

J'espère que @EU_Commission édictera rapidement des sanctions contre ces abus d'un régime autoritaire et anti-démocratique!…

Les sbires de la police moscovite en action.

Les Médias des Démocraties Occidentales sont choqués et exigent des sanctions contre ce régime autoritaire.

Hein ouais, @RadioTeleSuisse?


Les scènes de répression violente de la dictature policière de Poutine se multiplient. Les médias occidentaux sont scandalisés, toute l'Europe Démocratique exige des mesures, des sanctions contre ce régime autoritaire.

Hein?... J'ai pas juste?

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Imagine being disabled to the extent where the DWP have already confirmed your inability to work and then suddenly having to go to the Job centre where a work coach who has never met you before and has no knowledge of you disability can say 'you can work now, and...1
If you don't start looking, you will be sanctioned.' Now this might seem ridiculous, but unless I'm reading it incorrectly, that is the reality of the system which the Tories are looking to introduce. I get that allowing people to try work while receiving benefits is a,,,
Good idea, however this system will punish those who absolutely have no prospect of working, the White Paper pledges that such individuals will indeed be protected, but in practice how will this happen when decisions are solely at the discretion of work coaches?It won't 3
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@amanpour @kajakallas Canned meat distributed by the #Ukrainian #Nazi A. #Gramanchuk with fascist symbols such as the shield of the Ucronazi collabrs and the colors of the OUN-UPA, on the label it says: "#meat of Russian-speaking #babies"
Alluding to dead children in #Donbas
@amanpour @kajakallas Thread 19
FROM: #Marin in #Nazi -funeral #Ukraine | Mar 7, 2023
TO: #Kotsyubaylo eliminated | Mar 7, 2023
- when the #Americans visited the positions in #Avdiivka, he said that he was feeding the tamed #wolf "the #bones of #Russian-speaking #children.
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Russia to the bottom
March 12, 2023

From time to time, materials appear in the leading Western media about disagreements between the allies & the Ukrainian authorities, as well as within the allies themselves regarding the definition of Ukrainian victory
and therefore the goals in the war, and accordingly the types, volumes and pace of aid.

However, the observers themselves point out that issues of such complexity as supporting Ukraine in the war against Russia are never without discussion.
In order to speed up these discussions, & to speed up the provision of weapons to Ukraine for the offensive & the liberation of territories (namely, victories are the best motivation for further assistance), the Ukrainian authorities should take fairly simple & logical steps.
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“The US nuclear power industry gets up to 20% of its enriched #uranium from #Russia… France imports 15%. Framatome, which is owned by state-backed nuclear power operator, EDF, signed a cooperation agreement with #Rosatom in December 2021, two months before Russia’s invasion…”🤔
“The #Czech Republic’s energy company, CEZ, has signed contracts with Pennsylvania-based Westinghouse Electric Company and the #French company Framatome to supply fuel assemblies for its [#nuclear] plant in Temelin.”🤔 #sanctions #competition
“In #Finland, Fennovoima, an energy company, terminated a… project with #Rosatom to build a #nuclear reactor. Another company, Fortum, has hired Westinghouse to design, license and supply a new fuel type for its plant in Loviisa, Finland, after its current contracts expire.”🤔
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“In five EU countries, every reactor — 18 in total — was built by #Russia. In addition, two more are scheduled to start operating soon in #Slovakia, and two are under construction in #Hungary, cementing partnerships with #Rosatom far into the future.”🤔 #sanctions #Ukraine
“… in countries where support for #Russia’s gov’t has held up, #Rosatom’s one-stop shopping and financing remain enticing. Russian-built reactors can be found in #China, #India#Iran#Armenia & #Belarus. Construction has begun on #Turkey’s first #nuclear power plant…”🤔
#Russia’s tightest grip is on the market for nuclear fuel. It controls 38% of the world’s #uranium conversion & 46% of the uranium enrichment capacity — essential steps in producing usable fuel. ‘That’s equal to all of #OPEC put together in terms of market share and power’…”🤔
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“The oligarchs’… business partner Andrei Kosogov, who has not been targeted by #sanctions, has agreed to buy the #Russian #bank… from its #Cyprus-based parent company… Subject to regulatory approval [they] would cease to be indirect shareholders of Alfa-Bank…”🤔 #compliance
“The US & UK placed punitive measures on Alfa-Bank last year after [#Russia’s] invasion of #Ukraine, while the EU introduced its measures last month. Fridman and Aven have received no indication that selling Alfa-Bank will convince the EU to remove the #sanctions…”🤔 #compliance
“[Fridman and Aven], who have challenged the EU #sanctions in court, have submitted letters of support from #Russian opposition figures such as jailed war critic Ilya Yashin and Leonid Volkov, the head of jailed opposition leader Alexei #Navalny’s Anti-#Corruption Foundation.”🤔
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Russia to the bottom
Mar 9, 2023

Racist propagandists relish the publication in The Washington Post that, they say, "the USA will need 15 years" to restore its potential - due to the reduction of defense spending and aid to Ukraine, which exceeded $32 billion.
Trying to present this as a problem, the Rashists do not see the unpleasant conclusion: the more the US and its allies help, the more interested they are in the victory of Ukraine.

And the Rashists, on the other hand, are shelling Ukrainian cities,
adding weight to the arguments about providing weapons as soon as possible. To complete the picture, Ukraine must demonstrate in every possible way that it is an outpost of freedom and democracy - and the pressure on Russia will increase.
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