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[Thread] In the aftermath of last week's suicide bombing that killed 27 Iranian soldiers & was carried out by a Pakistan-based terrorist group, senior Iranian military commanders have unprecedently condemned Pakistan & its intel service the ISI.

The implications may be profound.
The broader context behind their remarks is concern that Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, & the Taliban are moving towards deeper alignment against #Iran, not unlike the 1990s.

Their comments inherently warn that Pakistan can become a new battleground between Iran & Saudi Arabia.
General Yahya Safavi, military aid to Ayatollah Khamenei, has said: "why this neighbouring country has turned into a safe haven and a place for the training and dispatch of these infidel terrorist groups (to Iran).”

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For the record @MEForum has never received any funding from #UAE or #Egypt (let alone any Arab country) and our narrative is #American not #Foreign vs. @Andreas_Krieg who worked on a #Qatar funded contract for the @DefenceHQ - stop shilling for your overlords.
Moreover:
1. #Israel had no need for #Qatar - it can speak to or bomb #Hamas without #Doha involvement.
2. @BarackObama may have been appeased the #Taliban by acquiescing to the #Doha terror office; but now it’s a #Taliban demand: “Our demand about having an official political office is clear, we want that our office in Doha is recognised by the international community and the UN.”
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In preview of #SOTU on national security, @POTUS expected to say, "As a candidate for President, I pledged a new approach. Great nations do not fight endless wars"
re #Syria #Afghanistan #Iraq?
As for #Iran, @POTUS expected to say in #SOTU, "We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants Death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish People"
.@ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats and @CIA Dir Gina Haspel entering the House Chamber at Capitol for the #SOTU
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A lot of chatter from American media about "Time to bring our boys home" & wasting "hundreds of billions of dollars" on #Afghanistan's "endless war". Well, let me tell you the story of the US led presence in #Afghanistan from an Afghan perspective based on facts.Follow my tweets.
1-After 9/11, US led international forces with support from anti-Taliban fighters defeated the extremist group in a few weeks. Having been tired of Taliban's repressive regime which had pushed #Afghanistan to dark ages, the #Afghan people welcomed the US led international forces.
2-The Afghan people, who were traumatised by years of conflict under #Taliban &warlords, came out in large numbers to participate in the country's 1st presidential elections in 2004. They elected Karzai. Optimisim for a brighter future was palpable across the country.
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"We [#Taliban] don’t want the U.S. to leave Afghanistan the way Russians left. We have told them that after ending your military intervention, we will welcome U.S. engineers, doctors and others if they want to come back for reconstruction of #Afghanistan." - Abbas Stanikzai
"Islamic Emirate [#Taliban] has categorically told them [Americans] all foreign soldiers whether they are here for combat or training purposes will have to exit because our jihad [holy war] will continue till the last foreign soldier is present in #Afghanistan." - Stanikzai
"It is impossible for us to engage in direct talks with the #Kabul administration until all U.S. and NATO troops pull out from #Afghanistan. We told them [U.S.] that the Kabul government is not legitimate and is the product of American military pressure."
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#Mexico helping unvetted African migrants to U.S. border, many from Al-Shabaab jihadi hotbed wp.me/p4hgqZ-pSy

Caravan Jihad? you better believe it!
#Muslim captured coming over southern U.S. border had ties to #Taliban wp.me/p4hgqZ-o0M

#Jihadis among the #MigrantCaravan is not as ridiculous as @CNN would have you believe
Pakistani Muslim arrested crossing #Texas border, lied to #FBI wp.me/p4hgqZ-nLy

Caravan Jihad? 🤔
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America's war in #Afghanistan began on July 3, 1979. Yes, six months before the #Soviets invaded and long before Operation Enduring Freedom. That's four decades of winning, losing and not giving a damn when the Taliban rolled in. counterpunch.org/1998/01/15/how…
the talibs or #Taliban owe their origins to Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, who translated the Koran into Persian and the Deobandi Dar al-Ulum in Deoband in the Uttar Pradesh province of India opendemocracy.net/sayed-hassan-a…
Frustrated at the number of checkpoints run by warlords and with much of Afghanistan and Kabul destroyed by militias, In September, 1994, Mullah Mohammad Omar left the Sang-i-Hisar Madrassa in Maiwand to form a militia to oust a local warlord in the border town of Spin Boldak.
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Eid ceasefire with #Taliban to begin Aug. 20 for an indefinite period, announces @ashrafghani.
Office of @ashrafghani now clarifying that the ceasefire with be “conditional” and last for three months. #Afghanistan
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NEW: “I have all the authority I need” per @DeptofDefense Sec Jim Mattis when asked about countering possible #Russia info ops/#cyber attacks red #Election2018
"We all saw in 2016 what happened when the #Russia|ns & possibly others, but the Russians for certain tried to do both influence operations & actually get in & actually corrupt some of the election process" per SecDef Mattis before meeting w/#British Defense Sec @GavinWilliamson
"The adversaries may be more than just #Russia" @DeptofDefense Sec Mattis tells reporters re #election security "We are not focused solely on one country. We are focused on protecting the elections themselves"
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Let me start a thread on Islamic Invasion in entire world. Media will not show these news items as they don't want public to know what's happening worldwide. They want to keep them busy with useless news. Christians around the world should wake-up. Hindus Can be their best allies
Electric Chair to all Terrorists. It has to be the new normal around world. Summary trial & death penalty. These jihadists have one goal. They want 72 virgins in afterlife by fighting & getting killed on path of Jihad. World should give them what they want
"unroll" @threadreaderapp please
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NEW - #Ahrar al-Sham & Nour al-Din al-Zinki have merged, creating Jabhat Tahrir Souriya, branded with “green” revolutionary flag.

- Ahrar leader Hassan Soufan = leader
- #Zinki leader Tawfiq Shahbuddin = deputy

“JTS” calls on other groups to join for greater unity.
#pt: What does “JTS’s” formation mean?

- Unlikely to be a full merger, but closer Ahrar-Zinki coordinating ties have been clear for months.

- Northern #Syria’s two biggest non-#HTS factions are compiling (with Syrian Islamic Council backing) pressure on #Jolani & HTS.
I’m told that x4 sub-factions of #HTS have agreed to join the newly formed Jabhat Tahrir Souriya (#JTS) and at least x5 others are negotiating possible terms.

#Syria #Idlib
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