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11 Taliban Commanders have been released in exchange for 7 Indian engineers from a high-security prison in #Afghanistan in a deal that released Opium King designated Global Terrorist caught personally escorting a shipment of a ton of Opium.
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The ice-breaking meet between Afghan Taliban & US Special Representative for #Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in #Islamabad finally showed results after a prisoner swap agreement was compiled with release of at least 3 Indian engineers under Taliban custody since 2018
7 Indian engineers working for a power plant in #Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan Province were kidnapped in May 2018. The releases came just days after Zalmay Khalilzad the US diplomat and chief negotiator with #Taliban went to #Islamabad for a meet. greatgameindia.com/global-terrori…
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Hello everyone, I am @IbrahimiNiamat wth a last thread about Hazara War. I appreciate your interest in the 1sth thread. In this thread, I make sme observations about what a critical understanding of incidents like this war mean for understanding of #Afghanistan history & politics
1. In 1893, the Hazara War ended with a total one-sided victory. No significant effort was to heal the deep wounds that were left behind by the Amir. In 1921, Amanullah Khan outlawed slavery but structural and socio-economic power relations that developed in 1893 persisted. NI
2. When he died, in the words of Prof. @BRRubin, the Amir left behind a ‘consolidated if terrorized state’ (2002, p. 52). That is to say, the state gained an overwhelming coercive power but the society it governed was left with deep traumas and wounds. NI
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11. The Legacy of US UK France Canada Germany Italy Poland Australia Spain Portugal New Zealand Turkey Romania Denmark Belgium Czech Republic Norway Bulgaria South Korea Azerbaijan Singapore Nato in Afganistan

#Afghanistan #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #CrimesAgainstChildren
Invasion of Afghanistan (2001-present) - War crime 🤨👇🏼
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When @realDonaldTrump invited the #Taliban to #CampDavid this was a HUGE SIGNAL to everyone. That the Terrorists didn't case
"911" the one who cause it us Buried 6 feet of deeper and is rotting in Purgatory. But there is more!!
@realDonaldTrump Here's the Kicker 'BIBI' called out Boris Yeltsin 2 days before 911 same as Trump canceling meeting with Taliban 2 Days Before 911.. Both sequenced. Same Sides.
Trump cancels #Taliban meeting. Hint they were Not part of 911.. Refer to my Pinned Post!! Bushes!!
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4395: Mike Pompeo - "Just the Past Ten Days Alone, We've Killed Over a Thousand Taliban" - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence - - #MikePompeo #DonaldTrump #Taliban #CampDavid #Over1000Dead
1/ On Saturday afternoon, less than four days before the 18th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks, President Trump, via Twitter, told the world he had called-off what had been, up until that time, a clandestine plan for negotiating with the Taliban at Camp David.
2/ The next morning, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo made the rounds on the Sunday morning political TV talk shows. What follows is a partial nonverbal and paralanguage analysis of a crucial portion of one of those interviews.
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1/15 Failing @NYTimes fearful that President Trump leading negotiations with #Taliban & #Afghanistan leaders. In gossipy opinion piece posing as news – "How Trump’s Plan to Secretly Meet With the Taliban Came Together, and Fell Apart" – reporters feign outrage that @POTUS would
2/ “not only bring the Taliban to Washington, but to Camp David, the crown jewel of the American presidency.... Thus began an extraordinary few days of ad hoc diplomatic wrangling that upended the talks in a weekend Twitter storm."
3/ "On display were all of the characteristic traits of the Trump presidency – the yearning ambition for the grand prize, the endless quest to achieve what no other president has achieved, the willingness to defy convention, the volatile mood swings and the tribal infighting."
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.realDonaldTrump made the right decision. Ending the peace negotiations is surely disappointing but peace talks cannot move forward when the party you are negotiating with is killing our troops and civilians. The war will end when we hammer the Taliban leadership and send a
unequivocal message to terrorists that we will not allow them to target innocent civilians, kill U.S. soldiers and target the established government of Afghanistan. The #Taliban should know that America is not going to surrender to them. If the Taliban members want to survive
they must give up their terrorist actions, accept the government of Afghanistan and stop holding the people in their region hostage to their intolerant views and horrific punishments that have spread terror in their own nation.
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#Afghanistan #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #CrimesAgainstChildren
Invasion of Afghanistan (2001-present) - War crime 🤨👇🏼
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.@TOLOnews is interviewing @US4AfghanPeace about the #Afghanistan talks & is posting updates but not threaded. Going to repost them here as a thread for easier reading:

1. HAPPENING NOW - Interview with US chief negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad
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@US4AfghanPeace says the Afghan government has been consulted on all aspects of the peace talks, including US forces withdrawal, counterterrorism assurances and a ceasefire. 2/n
@US4AfghanPeace says the US will leave five bases as part of a peace deal and that the bases will be handed to the Afghan government. 3/n
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[THREAD] Ahmad Shah Massoud was assasinated on 9/9/01, by a group of Tunisians posing as Belgian-Moroccan reporters. Their bomb was hidden in a camera that the @FBI determined was stolen from France.

There’s never been a good answer for how he was murdered days before 9/11…
… one theory holds that the assassins were able to enter Northern Alliance territory under the auspices of warlord Abdul Rasul Sayyaf & had his help in bypassing "normal security procedures." Sayyaf was a key ally of Osama bin Laden (he’s who invited him to #Afghanistan)…
… so why does this matter today?

We’re now negotiating with the #Taliban (yes, really) for “peace.” But this “peace” will invite #China into #Afghanistan, won’t hold #Pakistan accountable for its duplicity in sheltering jihadis, & may limit #India’s beneficial presence there…
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#Afghanistan #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #CrimesAgainstChildren
Invasion of Afghanistan (2001-present) - War crime 🤨👇🏼
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#Afghanistan #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #CrimesAgainstChildren
Invasion of Afghanistan (2001-present) - War crime 🤨👇🏼
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Amid the ongoing conflict in NW #Syria, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (#HTS) continues to evolve in intriguing ways - into a more politically mature & intelligent jihadist movement.

It's current leadership clearly seeks to position itself somewhere between #MuslimBrotherhood & #AlQaeda.
There's now little question that #HTS no longer represents #AlQaeda.

It's clearly still an extremist movement, but signs continue to add up indicating that it's developing into something qualitatively different than the Jabhat al-Nusra of 2014-15 - a "Shami #Taliban," perhaps.
Most recently in the public space, #HTS issued a statement acknowledging its willingness to abide by an externally-negotiated (by #Turkey, #Iran & #Russia) ceasefire.

That was a first.

Its never happened before in #Syria & it's not a move any #AlQaeda affiliate would ever take.
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End Game for separatism! Possibility predictions
1) If India changes status quo in #Kashmir, confused #PakistanArmy wud assort to adventurism! It may giv diplomatic approval for Kashmir as new country!
2) To disapprove Indian move, #Pakistan would launch military campaign to express solidarity with #Kashmiri Awaam n their Azadi feelings.
In that case Indian leadership wud employ Never-Seen-Before military power to stun #GHQ n #ISI combo and geographical changes possible in Pak
3) If Pakistan opens military front in Kashmir against India to protest change of constitutional Status Quo in Kashmir, Indian wud deal disproportionate air/ land punch of its choice anywhere on Western border triggering Pakistan's disintegration from within in no time.
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#Afghanistan #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #CrimesAgainstChildren
Invasion of Afghanistan (2001-present) - War crime 🤨👇🏼
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It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why a rapid retreat is a terrible idea!
This is US admitting defeat..whatever deal is made, it’ll favor Taliban.

After our withdrawal, there will be a civil war. Then the violence will spill out..same with refugees.

Also, Taliban isn’t going to use narco cash from opium trade to pay pensions and 401Ks!
From a counterterrorism standpoint, this is a nightmare!

And this will spiral out of control once the Taliban is used as a proxy against India and or Iran!
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The spike in attacks in Afghanistan is an attack on President @realDonaldTrump 's peace plan for Afghanistan, and an attack on Pakistan's role in it. /1

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#AhmedQuraishi
@AQpk
#Afghanistan #Pakistan

The assassination attempt on @AmrullahSaleh2 is part of the effort to derail Pres #Trump's peace plan for #Afghanistan; comes just 4 days after #Pakistan Federal Minister visited #Panjshir Valley & Mausoleum of Cdr Ahmed Shah Massoud, in a major policy shift for Pakistan.
The visit by @ShehryarAfridi1 to the #Panjshir mausoleum of Cdr Ahmed Shah Massoud marked a policy shift in #Pakistan away from #Taliban, indicating equal respect for all #Afghans, & support from #Islamabad for the exceptional efforts of @US4AfghanPeace

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In #SDNY Magistrates Court awaiting presentment of #Taliban suspect, resident of The Bronx, removed from #Qatar Air- thread
It's USA v. Delowar Mohammed Hossain, 19-mj-6978, h/t District Executive's Office. The shackles are clanking in holding cell
He has Federal Defender Amy Gallichio - lucky for him. Gasses, white shirt. Awaiting Magistrate Judge Stewart Aaron @SDNYLIVE
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Happening now: #Pakistan Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI speaking at @USIP.
Despite being in the limelight for 40 years, @ImranKhanPTI says "never in my life have I had so many suggestions before I met President Trump."
#Pakistan delegation "blown over" by the straightforward and charming approach of @realDonaldTrump, says @ImranKhanPTI.
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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's Visit to United States is probably the most important visit of 2019. Here is why we think it matters that much.
#PMIKVisitingUS
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The Visit is coming at a very critical juncture. #Pakistan is leading #Afghanistan peace process and has won the confidence of both parties contesting in Afghanistan. The visit will make progress in the direction by increasing confidence between Pakistan and USA now.
USA is looking forward to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and is very well aware of the change in dynamics since 2001.
Pak-US Collaboration can secure an honourable and safe exit of US troops from Afghanistan after a political settlement of the war.
#AfghanistanEndGame
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6. The Legacy of US UK France Canada Germany Italy Poland Australia Spain Portugal New Zealand Turkey Romania Denmark Belgium Czech Republic Norway Bulgaria South Korea Azerbaijan Singapore Nato in Afganistan

#Afghanistan #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #CrimesAgainstChildren
Invasion of Afghanistan (2001-present) - War crime 🤨👇🏼
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By @southfronteng
Military Situation In Afghanistan On July 15, 2019 (Map Update) southfront.org/military-situa…
🗣️After 18 years of illegal occupation by the US-led coalition😲🤨😏🤔?
🗣️Why is ISIS increasing day by day🤔🤨😏?
🗣️Can anyone guess what's really going on in Afghanistan🤨😏?
🗣️This is easy!
🤬@USArmy = #ISIS‼️
🤬 #USA🇺🇸& allies OUT Of Afganistan NOW🤬!
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"My parent's Greatest Generation [WWII], they fought to establish an int'l order that has prevented great power war for over 7 decades & it's currently under the most stress since the end of the Cold War" Gen Mark Milley, nominated as next chairman of @thejointstaff, tells #SASC
"From #EastAsia to the #MiddleEast to Eastern #Europe, authoritarian actors are testing the limits of the int'l system & seeking regional dominance while challenging int'l norms & undermining US interests" Gen Milley warns #SASC
"Our goal should be to sustain Great Power peace that has existed since World War II and deal firmly with all those who might challenge us" per Gen Milley
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#Turkey has welcomed #Hytera into #Istanbul with open arms. Hytera (based in #Shenzhen, #China) manufactures OTA (over-the-air) encrypted radios which have been found in the hands of #ISIS.

BONUS: #Motorola recently accused Hytera of “industrial espionage on a grand scale.”
… just in case you doubt me about #ISIS using #China-made #Hytera radios, here’s a bit of #OSINT (and there are other photos you can find similar to these):
… and it doesn’t seem to just be #Turkey & #ISIS who seem to love #China-made OTA encrypted #Hytera radios. This photo purports to be taken in #Afghanistan, of a #Taliban’i jihadi:
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