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Senior adviser to Emirati Crown Prince/dictator Mohammad bin Zayed in response to the Ahvaz terrorist attacks:

"Taking the battle into the depths of #Iran is an option that has already been declared, and will increase in the next steps."
Regional dictatorships have decisively helped shape the Trump admin's #Iran policy.

What are their aims? To provoke an escalatory reaction from Iran that will get them what they've always wanted: the US to go to war against Iran.

Iran must not fall for the bait.
While Obama tried to gain much-needed leverage w/ these dictatorships & engage #Iran, Trump has let them run the show.

#Saudis' 1st interest has been destroying any transnational movements that could threaten Saudi royals: whether pan-Arabism, Islamism, or liberal democracy
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Thread on the aftermath of #Idlib's deal between #Russia-#Iran-#Turkey and its ramifications on Arab states, Europe and US, and the involvement of #Terrorist #Islamist orgs like #Hezbollah and #MuslimBrotherhood.
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#Idlib's not only a province in #Syria. Idlib is the last fiefdom of opposition for #Assad which lets #Syrian #Sunni feel they were somehow victorious against Assad, alas this pushes them further to embrace #Turkey as they falsely think that it saved them. But what is reality?
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In reality, #Turkey sold out the #Syrian #Sunni several times incl. in #Idlib as I will prove in coming tweets, and Turkey radicalized them as Erdogan declared himself the "savior" of #Sunni #Islam and abolished the last features of a secular Turkey.
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In order to truly understand the dynamic inside the #Syrian Armed Opposition, one must start to look into the ever closer marriage between the the Moslem Brotherhood and Nusra / al-Qaeda. Both have been joined at the hip through the sponsorship & support of #Qatar #Turkey ==>
2-Moslem Brotherhood (MB) lost its original military wing during the battle with the Syrian State in the 80’s. Best to think of Nusra/HTS/al-Qaeda in #Syria today as the new military wing of the M Brotherhood. One is the brain, the other represents arms & legs of the same body
3-The coordination between MB & Nusra/HTS/al-Qaeda has afforded the latter the chance to transform itself from non-state actor that had been hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan to an outfit with clear lines of communications to regional capitals that are supporting the MB
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Excellent appointment by @SecPompeo, hoisting up @WashInstitute's Amb. Jim Jeffrey as the new Special Representative for #Syria Engagement.

Key times ahead, vis-a-vis #Turkey, #Idlib, #Manbij, and potentially a renewed political process.
@SecPompeo @WashInstitute #pt: As #JimJeffrey is sworn in today, the U.S. is 48-72hrs away from initiating training of #Turkey’s armed forces in order to begin joint patrols around #Manbij.

American weapons & equipment already in #Turkey.

voanews.com/a/us-turkish-f…
@SecPompeo @WashInstitute BIG - The U.S. looks to be staying in #Syria - thanks to $300m of funding from other @coalition partners, including #Saudi, which will offset #Trump’s $200m cut from stabilization.

Recent DIA/DOD estimates on #ISIS also indicate a military intent to sustain a necessary mission.
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Twelveth anniversary of the divine victory. #Lebanon #Hezbollah #Israel
Here he is. #Nasrallah
The crowd is chanting 'Abu Hadi'.
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#Burkas are like wearing a crusifix&should b defended,said Scots leader liberal+lesbian,irresponsibly ignoring that a crusifix is a symbol of #Christianity,which holds t western civilisation,while #nijab is a symbol of oppression enforced recently in #Islam by the #Saudi #Wahhabi
#Liberals accusing #Iranian govt of"oppressing women" who must wear a lose scarf,but do not protest against the #Saudi #Wahhabi reactionary dogma,while it's creeping as political #Islam to combat western #civilisation at the end.If it's sounds like fiction,think Saudi investments
Serious problem wth "western civilisation"mental health.Giving up easily to full veil wearing wthout asking what the cover symbolises,wthout questioning why it came from archaic #Saudi #Wahhabi #Sharia #Regime by force,is👉rejection of progressive western values.Period
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1/#Saudi_expels_Canadian_ambassador

Why did Samar go back #KSA after fleeing on fear of death?

Why did @JustinTrudeau use public tweets rather than diplomacy?

What changed for @JustinTrudeau in last few days?

Why not do same with Iran, China + another 100 barbaric countries?
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Why didn’t @JustinTrudeau line up ANY allies to shore up support for Canada. USA/UK/France Etc?

Did @JustinTrudeau give a heads up to @realDonaldTrump?

Why did @JustinTrudeau just give $50M to Palestine -who is supporting #SaudiaArabia?

Did @JustinTrudeau even know?
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If its strategic direction why didn’t @JustinTrudeau do as he’s done with #KinderMorgan declare #EnergyEast as National Interest pipeline and stop buying #saudi oil

#RaifBadawi sentenced for blogging against Islam. Why did @JustinTrudeau pass M-103 which is lighter version
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I want to say something about the issue of #Saudi students in Canada likely being relocated.

I worked at a language school in the US, some years ago. We had Saudi male and female students. All of the female students had a guardian - brother, husband, sometimes cousin. 1/
We worked very hard to be culturally sensitive, and our students very much reciprocated.

But students are students. There was a male student who... never came to class. Never did any work. Repeated levels over and over again.

Problem was, he was a guardian for his sister. 2/
She was a diligent student, not top of the class, but diligent.

It got to the point where her brother was going to flunk out of school, and with that likely have to return to KSA.

Only... he wouldn't be going alone. He'd take his sister with him. 3/
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#Saudi Arabia says #Canada's statement on the arrest of activists in the Kingdom is an unacceptable interference in its internal affairs, expels the Canadian ambassador and freezes all future trade. bbc.in/2vs6crl
"In her first public response to Saudi Arabia's actions, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Monday: 'Let me be very clear ... Canada will always stand up for human rights in Canada and around the world, and women's rights are human rights'." aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/s…
Direct investment was already down in #Saudi Arabia after some of the recent disturbances; this spat with #Canada is unlikely to help. on.wsj.com/2OgITYl
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#BREAKING : Saudi Arabian Airlines is now suspending all flights to and from #Toronto effective next Monday 13th August 2018 #Canada #KSA
Flights are getting suspended #RIYADH to / from #TORONTO
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AND NOW: #Saudi Arabian agency stops buying Canadian #wheat, barley
#Canada #KSA
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Fascinating, in-depth reporting by @AP on the #Saudi-#UAE coalition’s complex dealing with #AQAP in #Yemen.

- Key thought: this is the challenge #AQAP (& Nusra/#HTS in #Syria) poses, by embedding into & reflecting broader local dynamics.

apnews.com/f38788a561d74c…
@AP #pt: Just like #HTS in #Syria, #AQAP in #Yemen is not a wholly contiguous organization of committed global jihadis - it's strengthened itself by embracing local drivers & structures.

=> That provides opportunities for counter-actors, but they require [some] engagement to do so.
@AP #pts: Another parallel to #Syria is seen in how the extent of localism embraced by #AQAP may in fact have weakened its long-term durability; by leaving large swathes of fighters vulnerable to cooptation by adversaries/rivals.

For more, see @Dr_E_Kendall:

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Robert Fisk’s latest “EXCLUSIVE” reveals just how little he knows about #Syria's opposition, its foreign relations & support networks.

Gloss over inaccuracies & he’s “revealed” what we've known for yrs - #Saudi backed the multilateral MOC, arming #FSA.
independent.co.uk/voices/syria-w…
#pt: #Saudi was a principle backer of the MOC; a multilateral structure created to centrally coordinate armed support to [extensively] pre-vetted #FSA groups in northern #Syria.

120mm M75 mortars were one of many systems provided through MOC channels - inc. to units in #Aleppo.
#pt: The purchase of arms from E. European states by countries backing #MOC (& #MOM in the south) has been extensively documented - it’s not a secret.

+ #Fisk’s portrayal of #Aleppo in late-2016 is insanely inaccurate - #ISIS had *0* presence & #Nusra was about 1% of fighters.
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#Iran-backed #Houthi attacks on x2 @Saudi_Aramco oil tankers in the Bab el-Mendeb is a really big deal.

All Aramco oil shipments have been temporarily suspended

arabnews.com/node/1345626/s…
@Saudi_Aramco Notably, yesterday’s #Houthi attacks on oil tankers come a week after the #Houthis claimed to have attacked a @Saudi_Aramco oil refinery in #Riyadh with a drone.

reuters.com/article/us-yem…
@Saudi_Aramco #pts: #Iran makes no secret of its threats to attack #Saudi oil & shipping, just as it's repeatedly threatened to attack US assets in the region, as Qassem Someimani did earlier:

- “We're ready to confront you; You'll start the war but we'll end it."

washingtonpost.com/world/middle_e…
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US Nat. Sec Committee at US Congress is discussing tomorrow the threats that #MuslimBrotherhood brings upto the United States of America and its allies - we can’t wait to see #MBs designated in the #US !
On 7/11 (today) at 10am, ET, @DrZuhdiJasser , Pres of @AIFDemocracy and Dr @JSchanzer will testy to the Subcommittee on National Security of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the #MuslimBrotherhood’s global threat. Watch the #live feed on @cspan
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Make no mistake - the #ISIS problem is a long, long way from going away, in both #Syria & #Iraq.

Raids, ambushes, assassinations, IEDs, kidnappings, extortion/intimidation etc. It’s all continuing, while everyone proclaims “victory” and the fight [near] “over."
#ISIS is back to bombings, assassinations, kidnappings across #Diyala, #Kirkuk & Salah ad Din - in scenes eerily reminiscent of 2011-2014.

This has been building for weeks, but thanks @LizSly for bringing more attention - the fight is **far** from over.

wapo.st/2mrXJPQ?tid=ss…
@LizSly Former #Iraq-i National Security Advisor al-Rubaie:

- “There's going to be an imminent resurgence of #ISIS. You can see it in the records & the intelligence reports”

More deeply worrying reports, this time from @AbdoGeneive:

reuters.com/article/us-abd…
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As expected, the #Assad regime - supported by #Russia & yes, #Iran-backed militias - is well into a pre-planned offensive vs. opposition-held areas in S/SW #Syria.

= Violating de-escalation zone agreement & with little/no word/response from the opposition’s foreign backers.
#pt: At least one pro-#Assad Shia militia group overtly backed by #Iran/#IRGC -- Liwa Zulfiqar -- has publicly proclaimed its ongoing role in the offensive in south #Syria.

No word or response from #Israel, as yet.

[via @hadialbahra]
@hadialbahra #pt: The U.S’s impotent role in #Syria has again been revealed for all to see & exploit…

June 21: @StateDept threatens “serious repercussions” for any offensive in the south.

June 23: @USEmbassyJordan tells FSA 'we don’t have your back' [via @AbuJamajem]

June 25-27: Silence.
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Thread: #Saudi oil policy is now fully coordinated w White House to balance global market as US announced it will press allies (inc. India & China) to cut oil imports from #Iran to zero by Nov 4. Saudi's increased production also allows US sanctions on #Venezuela to proceed =>
2-When Saudi production increase announcement was made, oil prices initially dropped on the news. This drop was reversed when the import freeze from #Iran was made. Saudi now will make it easier for Washington to slam both Iran & Venezuela without fear of sharp rise in oil prices
3-Reason market decided to rise after both announcements from Saudi and the US on Iran is to do with the developments in #Libya this morning as militia leader handed over control of multiple crude-exporting terminals to a rival of the internationally recognized National Oil Corp
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#Iran Protests courtesy of the #CIA
Jun 25, 2009 After President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the Iranian Election, riots and protests erupted in #Tehran, The western media was quick to report on this #PSYOPS.
#US politicians, #Israel, #SaudiArabia & media dream of #RegimeChange in #Iran.
Jan 3, 2018 The more intense and violent demonstrations in Iran have given way to patriotic rallies with thousands of Iranians shouting pro-government slogans.
Jan 3,2018 Are the protests in #Iran spontaneous, or are they the result of another #RegimeChange operation?#TheCorbettReport James explores the past, present & future of #US and #Israel-i involvement in Iran, & the attempts to foment unrest in the country.
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⚡️⚡️⚡️#SDF reported to prepare for redeploying their forces from mostly Arabian cities of #Manbij, #Raqqa and #Tabqa. The decision was taken 4 day ago in talks with Gulf representatives in Ain Issa. The Saudi and Emirates occupation of #Syria's East will replace the #US one
#Saudi military advisors hold talks with #Kurdish representatives in #Kobani (Ayn al Arab)
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#Turkish, #US forces will control #Syria's #Manbij region until new administration is formed. #SDF will withdraw till the end of the summer – #Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut #Cavusoglu
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Living in my country #Yemen is like a journey into a nightmare war. Thread:
-I saw and heard things that I will never forget.
-I don't sleep well at night.
-14 million people are hungry while nearly 19 million (70% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance.
-It broke my heart to see so many undernourished children. Their skin worn thin and barely covering their bones, they could only make their distress known with thin. They were so weak they could barely stand.
-I saw people with their limbs blown off, & worse.
-I can't forget the expressions of sadness on the faces of poor people,
-I have realized that there is no one and nowhere to run to if something bad happens like #Saudi bombardment.
-I have lost 6 of my best friends.
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Humanitarian Wars for democracy and freedom are false and lying - 13

The so-called "moderate rebels"

#Syria #WarCrimes #FakeNews #lies #terrorism #aggression #Hypocrisy #FalseFlag #bastards #IillegalWar #Criminals #CriminalDamage #DoubleStandard #ModerateRebels
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What was the UN created for?
What was the United Nations charter created for?
What were human rights associations created for?
What was the International Criminal Court created for?

Enough of double standars and hypocrisy. Enough is enough.
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If wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth.”
- Julian Assange -
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Wow! I am watching @almanarnews discussing the parliamentary elections and they have shown videos in some voting locations of #Hariri men distributing money to voters waiting to vote. #lebanonelections2018
However, preliminary indications are that the candidate challenging #Hariri in his home turf #Saida, Ousama Saad, will be elected.
Polls will close in 4' in #Lebanon, the access to vote has been slow, news anchors are calling on voters to enter voting locations, even if it means they will be packed to earn the right to vote after 7 p.m. local because there will be no extension. #lebanonelections2018
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Q shared @wikileaks email re: how DNC controls media narrative when bad news breaks. Key is to NOT push back as it keeps bad news in public eye. 4am FAKE NEWS talking points (Op Mockingbird) is disseminated to distract from/preempt reporting of bad news. bit.ly/2edbH39
2. Sessions aggressively pursuing leakers but when MSM mentions "leaks", they're not real leaks, esp when "unnamed sources" or "WH insiders" cited. Clowns disseminate 4am FAKE NEWS stories to overshadow reporting of negative Dem news or positive @POTUS news. Journalism is dead.
2. CHAI upset WJC announced desire to lower domestic AIDS drugs prices at World AIDS Day. Conflicted w/price agreements CHAI negotiated w/Big Pharma. Damaged relationship w/Big Pharma = less cash for CHAI. Sick people = big money.
bit.ly/2qQWCuF
bit.ly/2ecLQsJ
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New Q Drops!! Saturday, 04/22/18 10:33! Q posts link to @wikileaks Podesta email! wikileaks.org/podesta-emails… #QAnon #AprilShowers #FakeNews @realDonaldTrump
New Q 04/21 10:40 Anon posts the excerpt below from Podesta email re. their relationship with Maggie Haberman!! Q responds with another excerpt (below)and says, we should push #FakeNews [4am] - MSM PRE BAD news [THEM]. #QAnon #AprilShowers #MockingbirdMedia #4AMTalkingPoints
New Q 04/20 10:53 Q says to think Sessions public announcement re. leaks and to expand our thinking outside of leaks to journalists ethics & standards!! We know most have none!! They are operatives of the left!! #QAnon #AprilShowers #FakeNews
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