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I'm starting a new thread on the naẓar amulet for protection against the Evil Eye. Now, the Evil Eye and the symbolism surrounding it is a widely acknowledged and historically relevant phenomenon across many cultures, so I'm just going to focus on the blue-eyed glass talismans.
Our journey starts in ancient #Mesopotamia, where 100s of votive figures were found in the excavation of the temple of Tell Brak. The most exclusive feature of these idols were their eyes. These amulets go back to 3300 BC and are the oldest eye amulets discovered.
The Evil Eye is a common term to refer to a specific curse being cast, intentional or unintentional, by the jealous looks of others towards the success of the one they envy. The ocular amulet is than in fact the charm meant to ward off the true Evil Eye.
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The Turkish state has always wanted to annihilate the Kurds in all four parts of Kurdistan. During the Saddam Hussein era, western allies implemented a no-fly zone in North Iraq (South Kurdistan) and South Iraq to protect the Kurds and the Shittes, respectively. 1/6
The Turkish state requested to fly over the N. Iraq airspace under the guise of protecting the Kurds, where in fact the Turks wanted to bomb & kill Kurdish civilians. They had already bombed and destroyed many Kurdish villages and towns in Turkey and Iraq. Massacring Kurds. 2/6
The USA must not leave North Syria or grant the Turks its airspace because their objective has not changed for they will massacre the Kurds and other minorities in that region. They demonstrated that all too well in the illegal invasion of Afrin in early 2018. 3/6
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Thread: #Turkish doctor in #Sweden

“When I was interning at a nursing school in #Turkey I would deliberately prick #Kurdish children with needles. I miss those days”. She needs to brought to justice she lives in #Stockholm
She used to lock #Kurdish children in Bathrooms for hours
#twitterkurds #Kurd #Kurdistan #Rojava
She also says that organs of Kurdish children must be removed and be given to Turkish children.
This is a doctor working out there on the loose! With no honor or dignity.
Kurds in Sweden and Stockholm should bring her to justice!
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High ranking #Turkish delegation (FM, Chief of Intel & more) is expected in #Russia after tomorrow to discuss Manbij.

Russia wants the Syrian army to take over all territories. Nevertheless, the US is insisting on "scheduled withdrawal". That means../+

That could mean the US wants to withdraw gradually from one area, deliver it to the Turks and move on to another to prevent the Syrian army from moving in.

Russia is standing in the way and doesn't accept Turkey to move in. /+
However, if the US won't give the area but to Turkey, then Turkey will take it first.

In the eyes of #Damascus and #Moscow, #Turkey is still better than the #USA. First the withdrawal & then we see.

But Kurds are also in Hmeymeen and Damascus talking. So all still on the table.
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Thread: @arimelber asked me last night whether #TrumpShutDown was at all related to the pressure brought to bear by the #MuellerProbe. Let’s consider this more closely. It’s a distraction & attempt to show strength at a time that #Trump has been weakened.
First, #MuellerProbe will continue full steam ahead. It is funded and not impacted by #TrumpShutDown. The shutdown isn’t wise or good for anyone. So a shutdown only serves to help Trump if it makes him look strong and like a “winner” to his base. Wrong-headed But Trumpian logic.
Things to remember as we wake up to a partial #GovernmentShutdown: You will still get Medicare, Medicaid, SSI services. Dept of State, DOJ, DOT r among the agencies that will have to shut some activities. Homeland security won’t stop border enforcement, courts will operate.
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If this is true, it is the best Christmas present I could wish. 🙏🏼❤️🎁🎄💯💯💯US at last you understand that it's time to go back to your homes 🏘️. US good return and do not come back anymore. US Good trip.🛫🛫
#Syria
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By @K67Tina

If this is true, it is NOT soon enough and for that I am sorry. For all who have died at this regime's orders. If this is true, I am glad that the end of war may be near.

washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense…
By @smmsyria

⚡️BREAKING⚡️: According to Reuters, #US is planning a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of troops from #Syria. The info was confirmed by CNN anchor @jimsciutto
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#Breaking #Syria
#Erdogan said that #Turkey will start Eastern Euphrates operation against #YPG within days but #US soldiers will not be targeted.
#Breaking #Syria #OperationEasternEuphrates
#Turkey and #FSA will aim at taking control of the towns of Tal Abyad (Gire Spi) and Sere Kaniye.
#Syria #OperationEasternEuphrates
The #US released a statement about #Turkish threats: "Unilateral military action into northeast Syria by any party, particularly as US personnel may be present or in the vicinity, is of grave concern. We would find any such actions unacceptable".
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THREAD.
Ok so let's start analyzing a bit what could happen tomorrow. All the docs, images and videos are previously published by #GiletsJaunes protesters in #France (#Paris, #Nice and other cities).
One of the first things I noticed is that many #GiletsJaunes will be in #Paris tomorrow to protest #Macron's presidency.
People here have different political opinions and sometimes they started arguing on Telegram channels. Sometimes they even threaten each other.
Despite small quarrels between few members, #GiletsJaunes' admins are pretty organized (or at least they look so). Some useful maps and schemes are shared with members.
1st pic: how to avoid policemen and why a militant must not talk with them.
2nd pic: metro stations in #Paris.
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“I woke up to two men having a discussion. When I went to see what was happening, they told me: the #Libyan cannot afford to keep you, and the #French wants to buy you.” Rojin, 38-year-old, a #Yazidi survivors of ISIS captivity.
“The French took me to the house of a #Saudi Emir. The Saudi Emir had two assistants, the #French was one & the other was a #Syrian man. He left me there for two weeks and then came one night to tell me that the Syrian assistant bought me, I started to cry.” a #Yazidi woman
“I was bought by a #German who used to sell weapons & lived with him in #Raqqa. His wife had recently died & he hd 2 children. His German/#Turkish friends used to visit him, including one that held an 11-yr-old #Yazidi girl for servitude" a Yazidi woman survivor of ISIS captivity
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[thread] When the average #Somali talks about investment opportunities in #Somalia they dont seem to fathom the sheer scale of the opportunity in the Agricultural, Livestock & Fisheries sector!
[picture current derelict Jowhar sugar factory]
In 1985 #Somalia was exporting 500,000 tons of high sucrose content sugar a year!
More than the combined output of tanzania & ethiopia currently, more than the tonnage produced by kenya in 2018!
In 1999 approx after 7 yrs of state collapse output was 210,000 tonnes!
Sugar imp in to #Somalia is $300 m + lets assume half of that is transhipped on to EAC & IGAD countries, you are looking at a local market of $150 m easy - with the irrigation & reservoir systems in #Jowhar area [PIC], being rebuilt through #Turkish & #Italian aid [Sugar
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While looking at the #GiletsJaunes hashtag I ran across 1300 what look to be Pro-#Erdogan #Turkish 🇹🇷 #bots
They older accounts using "twitter for ipad" to retweet.

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The bots are set to retweet some anti-#Soros tweets, stuff about #MBS ? and politics that I have no clue about.
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#Khashoggi #BREAKING BIG!The Former Director Of #Turkey Intelligence Just Announced the Case as : Concoction & Operation Carried Out By #MI6-#CIA. He Also Confirmed The Shady Fiancé as Fake-Operative (Honey Trap)!Please Share & Save the Clip!!Reporting from #Turkey @sibeledmonds
Isn’t It Amazing How #US #UK MSM Quickly Picks Up & Disseminates Fake Narratives From Illegitimate Media sources in #Turkey In support of this #Khashoggi PsyOp. Yet They Censor & Blackout Bombshell News from a Legitimate (and actually with a Named Source) News Like This??!!!
Please Share This Bombshell #Breaking News in #Khashoggi PsyOp- Because, Despite This Coming (For the First Time) From an Actually “Named” Source- A Source Who Happens To Be A #Turkish General & The Former Head Of the Entire Military Intelligence In #Turkey, #MSM is Censoring It!
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#Khashoggi #Bombshell Report: #WashingtonPost Has Confirmed He Married An Egyptian Woman In #USA Months Before Going To #Turkey. I Debunked The Turkish Fiancé Story Weeks Ago Reporting From Turkey.- - Jamal Khashoggi was already married”. sc.mp/cuq6l
Okay, Time 4 A Few #Flashbacks On Made-Up Fiancé From My #Khashoggi PsyOp Coverage On The Ground From #Turkey Debunking #MSM (Via Pinned #Khashoggi Thread @sibeledmonds). Pay Attention 2 My Time Stamps. Take Screenshots,Save & Retweet (These will be taken out ‘eventually’!!).
#Flashbacks Part 2 From My #Khashoggi MadeUp Fiancé Tweets with Time Stamp...
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Ever wondered why #JamalKhashoggi’s case became so unnecessarily prominent in the media while the disappearance / possible murder of Head of #Interpol is barely visible? Strange, isn’t it ?
Here’s the answer in an excellent deep dive research by @PoliticalShort and @BPattySSG on @SecStudiesGrp tracks how it was done.
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(For a month, Americans were being manipulated with details coming from “unnamed #Turkish sources.”)
securitystudies.org/khashoggi-case…
“The #Turkish government successfully used an information operation to elevate the case of #JamalKhashoggi’s disappearance into a major international incident with strategic implications.”
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.@RT_Erdogan played his strategy brilliantly by releasing for weeks & on a daily basis fresh info related to #Khashoggi, attracting offers from #USA (panicking of the idea of losing a golden blackmailed resource/MBS) & from #SaudiArabia King Salman eager 2protect his criminal son
#Turkish President can always return to revive the #Khashoggi affair by releasing new evidence, filmed or taped, if he doesn't get what he was promised.
And what he was promised?

@RT_Erdogan ended, in his speech today, MBS responsibility and joined the "official Saudi version".
President @RT_Erdogan secured his demands, to my mind, when talking to @realDonaldTrump over the phone yesterday and with King Salman twice in a week.

The only hope for justice remains the Washpost & other media if these are willing to continue putting pressure on #SaudiArabia.
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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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Now here is my Memo:
It seems that we have some forgotten facts about #Kashoggi’s disappearance, so I decided to remind whoever is reading this. #Kashoggi disappeared on October 2nd, what happened the next day? Shots fired near Fathullah Gulen’s home in Pennsylvania..
Gulen is known to be Erdogan’s no.1 enemy and an opposition figure to Erdogan. On Otober 3rd, President #Erdogan called the press an enemy, viciously attacked them by saying that they are the rulers, and say no democracy would work with an operating media.Heres is full text ..
Of some of what he said “I have seen that these giant countries are being governed by the media and not by their leaders. Because whenever I spoke with them they were saying, ‘Our media says this, our media writes that.’ And I told them, ‘Just forget the media, tell me what ..
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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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1/ The #Saudi kidnapping of #Khashoggi reminds me of the kidnapping of #Hariri. It is meant to embarrass the other party, this time the gov of #Turkey, and provoke a diplomatic crisis. This is drug Cartel methods. It has no other goal than to assert power over the other.
2/ However, resorting to these methods to assert power in the political and international affairs sphere is always a sign of weakness and a sign of a power in crisis. #SaudiArabia
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Our volunteers inside #Afrin confirm that #Turkish army has closed the border crossing in village of Nisria of Jindirese town, where #FSA fractions used to smuggle armament and people into #Turkey, after a dispute between smugglers. The smugglers have instead started to++
use the border crosssing at village of Hamam of the same town.

Sources on the ground told AAN that #Turkish troops closely collaborate with the smugglers to use the crossing into Turkey in exchange for $1.500 per person. The smuggling activities on the border with #Turkey++
video of which has just been released and been circulated on social media platforms, has increased after the recent operations by #YPG targeting terrorists and other local groups targeting both terrorists and their families.
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Preparations appear to be underway for a pro-#Assad offensive on #Idlib.

12hrs of on/off air & artillery strikes vs. southeastern & western #Idlib & northern #Hama - see marks on map (original by @ETANA_Syria + my additions).

+ multiple large pro-regime convoys moving north.
@ETANA_Syria #pt: If/when any major military campaign gets underway, expect the #Assad regime (+ #Russia & #Iran-backed militias) to focus on these 2 fronts:

1) West #Idlib (Jisr al-Shughour)
2) N. #Hama/#SE #Idlib (Latamineh, Khan Sheikhoun, Kafrazita)

-> a gradual push ‘inland’ & north.
@ETANA_Syria Very good by @theIRC’s @DMiliband:

- The West must “re-assert” itself & protect civilians in NW #Syria & as a backstop, safe-routes should be opened for civilians to flee into #Turkey.

- UNSC must demand full access to S #Syria; for aid, monitoring etc.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-w…
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#Turkey cancelled passports of hundreds of thousands of #Turkish nationals mainly #journalists, teachers, #judges, and academics.
As #Erdogan sent a flood of requests to #InterPol, Interpol not only removed the cases from its database but also suspended the authorization of the #Turkish Interpol section to enter new filings in the system. 😂
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Holy COW !!
The people of #Turkey need to take action NOW or else this madman #Erdogan will take them to Stone Age era in weeks !
“If they have dollars, we have our Allah,” says #Erdogan to the economic meltdown in #Turkey and the record devaluation of the #Turkish lira against the U.S. dollar.
@aykan_erdemir
The #TurkishLira has weakened to a record low. Here's what #Turkey's president might say in a speech later today. @markets
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#BREAKING : US Treasury Sanctions #Turkish Officials with Leading Roles in Unjust Detention of U.S. #PastorAndrew Brunson

home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
#US Treasury’s #OFAC took action today targeting #Turkey’s Minister of Justice #AbdulhamitGul and Minister of Interior #SuleymanSoylu, both of whom played leading roles in the organizations responsible for the arrest and detention of #PastorAndrew Brunson.
These officials serve as leaders of #Turkish government organizations responsible for implementing #Turkey’s serious human rights abuses, and are being targeted pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818.
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