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A businessman who once was export manager of #IRGC's Kerman Motor in #UAE was falsely represented as a Strategic Studies Analyst by #ManotoTV, an #Iranian opposition TV! Few days ago, he was also interviewed by #BBCPersian! He has not written an article in his life! Who is he?!🤔
How on earth someone attends in a meeting against #Iran's Islamic Regime with #FakhrAvar & Saghar Kasraee in 2012! And just three years later, he is being appointed as export manager of #IRGC's Kerman Motor in #UAE?! It is strange! May be this guy is a double agent?!
Real political & strategic studies analysts such as Mahnaz Shirali, Scientology University Professor might boycott #ManotoTV over inviting people like #FarbodTalaee who pretends to be an analyst (in fact is a businessman who cooperated with #IRGC).
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Perhaps #Dubai, where the ruler is holding two of his daughters captive and whose wife has escaped and is seeking asylum, isn’t the best place to be holding a conference on women.

reuters.com/article/us-emi…
Ruler of #Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who is also the vice president of the United Arab Emirates, is a 70yo billionaire who has faced successive claims of mistreatment by women in his family.

google.com/amp/s/www.wash…
“You’re Essentially a Prisoner”: Why Do #Dubai’s Princesses Keep Trying to Escape? google.com/amp/s/www.vani…
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[ Thread: Internationalized #manpower in the war for #Tripoli ]
Long before #Ankara began sending #Syrian Turkmen fighters in Dec to help the #GNA, the number of gung-ho fighters willing to go risk their lives on behalf of the #LNA in W #Libya was insufficient.

That is an important reality even if pro-#LNA voices are loathe to acknowledge it
That’s why the #LNA has used #Sudanese mercs throughout 2019. On LNA side, Sudanese mercs have been basically part of the furniture, eliciting little comment.

Above issue is also the reason why the arrival of a few hundred #Russian fighters near #Tripoli in Sep had a big effect.
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There are a lot inaccuracies in here: the reason for contract soldiering in the #Gulf #GCC is NOT building a force that is more dispensable, or willing to take up arms against citizens - the primary reason is lack of indigenous capacity
carnegie-mec.org/2020/02/05/for…
Staffing a military with just 300,000 nationals in #Qatar or 1,300,000 in the #UAE is impossible - plus the parallel militaries (Emiri Guard, Presidential Guard, National Guard) there to protect the state are always staffed with nationals NOT foreigners
The use of contracted mercenaries not integrated into the chain of command of the armed forces and not wearing uniform such as in the #UAE is a different story and very much an exception
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The #Malawi Judgement so far shows that the modus operandi of rigging of elections across Africa is almost identical. Again Dubai #UAE seems to always play a major role especially in the printing of ballots & other documents. The errors arising from poor quality docs seem willful
It would look like the poor quality papers are primed to suffer damage - which then provides the cover to use duplicates or alternatives not allowed by law. The countries seem to learn from each other the WORST practices.
As in all cases the fraudsters allow & even display the orderly queues where citizens vote without intimidation or violence. International observers see this & sign their pre-written reports & to the game parks to see wildlife. They get called to flee when violence breaks out
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#Bahrain, #Oman, and #UAE attended #TheDealOfTheCentury today amongst Americans and Israelis as a representation of the Arabs as Trump unrevealed the new #Israel & #Palestine maps, however there was no Palestinians. These 3 nations represent less than 1% of the Arab pop. (1)
Historically speaking, the Arab world was led by three civilizations - Egypt, the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine), and Iraq. These three nations make up most of the Arab population in the Middle East. (2)
An old Arabic expression says Egypt writes, Lebanon prints, and the Iraqis read. When these three nations led the region everyone lived in peace, including all minorities. (3)
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[THREAD] China Coronavirus Outbreak
A deadly virus is spreading from Asia, affecting hundreds of people and resulting in dozens of deaths, in what may become a gloabal health epidemic. This thread contains news about the outbreak.
#Coronavirus #WuhanOutbreak #ChinaVirus #WarWatch
On Dec 30, 2019, Chinese authorities confirmed cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A team of national experts was sent to carry out detection tests. Patients at a local seafood market were put in quarantine.
#Coronavirus #WuhanOutbreak #ChinaVirus
Liu Youning, a professor of epidemiology and respiratory medicine, told the Global Times that the #coronavirus found in #Wuhan appears to be far less serious than the virus that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (#SARS) or the Middle East respiratory syndrome (#MERS).
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Latest UNSMIL report issued on 15th of Jan was obfuscated by other Libya developments (Moscow ceasefire/Berlin) but contains useful info.

A rare reference to 60 precision strikes by foreign fighter jets conducted on behalf of Haftar's LAAF on West Libya.

unsmil.unmissions.org/sites/default/…
On the opposing side, the GNA carried out 250 airstrikes.

The report attributes the recent military academy massacre to "aircraft affiliated with the Libyan National Army", though Salamé was quoted mentioning a foreign state (#UAE) was likely responsible.
Aside a section on developments in West Libya (primarily on the aftermath of Haftar's offensive, its impact on civilians & mercenaries' involvement), the report provides a rare glimpse of the situation in Eastern #Libya, w/ #Benghazi labelled "hub for illicit economic activities"
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However, it shifts the focus back to the old narrative that Kenyans are somehow responsible for the current insecurity, and that if we "got out of Somalia", the "Banditry" would stop. It also very subtly blames the 'Somali Muslim'.
#AlShabaab #AlshabaabAttacks #NorthernKenya
For over 56 years, those in the North Eastern Territories have been held hostage by the same idiotic thinking pushed by KEGovernment & Media (apologies @DennisOkari) that is OWNED by our political leaders..
It is insanity! In this thread, the historical background of #AlShabaab
@DennisOkari ..from where we last left off. Scroll down or search the other Threads by looking for [#AlShabba] and [#FireWalkers] .
But first, a recap....
"On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, the UN Security Council rejected Kenya’s request to designate al-Shabaab a terror group under
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1. The mess in #Libya is at least as complex as the mess in #Afghanistan: In Afghanistan the #Kabul-government, supported by #NATO, controls little more than Kabul.

In #Libya "Prime Minister" Fayez #Sarraj only controls a small part in the North, around #Tripoli.

#AnneWill
2. While Khalifa #Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (#LNA), controls the larger part of #Libya. He does not control greater #Tripoli and in the South local warlords rule.

#AnneWill #LibyaConference
3. To make things more messy:
The "Prime Minister of Tripolis", Fayez #Sarraj, is supported by
#Turkey (troops in Libya)
#Germany
#EU
#Italy
#Qatar
#UN

#Haftar is supported by
#SaudiArabia
#UAE
#Egypt
#Russia (RUS mercenaries in Libya)
#France (#NATO-partner & #EU)

#AnneWill
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Speaker of the House of Representatives what really happened in Moscow:
We were invited by the Russian president and as a great country and according to are traditions we can not refuse to not hear what they have to say , but we didn’t agree on anything before hand .
#HoR #LNA
As We arrived the #Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said to me you have the key to this issue,I replied we but every time l leave i keep that key with the Libyan people.
First me and Hafter refused to meet al-Sarraj because his treachery and the Turkish presences Disgust us
As we started we found everything was already discussed and negotiated beforehand, and we had not hand in any of the terms the others already signed.
Me and #Hafter refused and our number one term was the liberation of the full Libyan soil for terrorists and militias.
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The Saudi coalition that is warring against #Yemen is slowly crumbling. In recent months, #Sudan reduced its troop deployment from 15,000 to 5,000 - and now down to 675. #Iran is backing the #Houthi government against the #Saleh loyalists backed by the USA, #SaudiArabia & #UAE
The #Saudi-#UAE coalition against #Yemen includes 9 Arab state militaries, 10 support nations (including the USA), Blackwater/#Academi mercenaries, #alQaeda & #ISIS-Yemen. Yes, the USA is aligned with al Qaeda & ISIS forces in Yemen - just like in #Syria.
The #CIA continues to use #alQaeda & #ISIS to do the dirty work of the New World Order. Trump sells weapons to Saudi Arabia for the #MIC. The CIA then diverts some of the weapons from the Saudis to the terrorists. Once again, the POTUS has plausible deniability. #TerroristTrump
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Thread on oil & Gas in #Oman
1-With the passing of Sultan Qaboos on Friday and the choice of Sultan Haitham as the new leader of Oman, Oman #oil policy is expected to remain the same with the aim of increasing oil and gas production within OPEC+ framework
2-Oman producers about to 1 mb/d of crude & condensates. It is also an LNG exporter. Oman is among the very few countries in the world that announces its production figures at the end of every month. Kudos to Dr. Mohammed Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas since 1997. @Mog_Oman
3-Dr Al Rumhi is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Chairman of @OmanLNG
He is also a media darling, especially at the JMMC & OPEC+ meetings. Just ask OPEC journalists.
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#SultanQaboos of #Oman died. The royal family chose Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al-Said to succeed. Who is he? What does it mean? A thread 1/
First, the royal family was quick in agreeing to a successor. This portrays externally a show of unity that is very important in a volatile region and vis-à-vis concerns that neighbors like #SaudiArabia and #UAE would have likes to interfere in the process. #Oman closed ranks. 2/
#SayyidHaitham was among those considered likely successors of #SultanQaboos for years. He has a quiet personality and an immense culture. Oxford-educated, very close to the British royals, he lacks the military background that other major candidates had. This sends a message! 3/
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#Soleimani and others had plans to attack #Americans using Russia's K-Club missile system, which appears like an everyday shipping container.

The K-club is remote activated using satellite.

@BarackObama allowed a 35 yr lease on Florida's, Port Canaveral by shipping Co. Gulftainer. A company owned the brother of Saddam Hussein's rouge Nuclear Scientist, and declared enemy of America.
Gulftainer is partners with Russias weapon CO that makes the K-club
#QAnon #Trump
#Gulftainer was caught shipping weapons to terrorists.
They are in direct business with
#Iran, #Iraq, #Russia, #UAE
#QassemSoleimani was in charge of ops in #iran and #Iraq

@POTUS is well aware of their plan. To counter the attack @realDonaldTrump has ⤵
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Qassem Soleimani was killed in an air strike by the #US in #Baghdad. Equivalent to Jiang Zemin in #China, Soleimani was a dominant figure in the military, politics and oil industry of #Iran. Most of his family reside in #HongKong, #Shanghai and #Beijing.
#China’s Bank of Kunlun was established by Soleimani family in collaboration with the #CCP. The actual #Chinese main shareholders are Jiang Zemin, Wang Qishan, Meng Jianzhu (and Zhou Yongkang before jailed). Its asset has increased from $17 billion to $28 billion.
#Bank of Kunlun is a tool of #Iran’s Soleimani, Khamenei and the #CCP kleptocrats to launder money and evade the #US sanctions @robert_spalding @MischaEDM @WarrenPlatts @geoff_p_wade @DanRDimicco @Jkylebass @BenKTallmadge @IndoPac_Info @BoycottHegemony
klb.cn/eklbank/921141…
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The last few days of #US military build up make a lot of sense now. The killing of #Iran Quds Force commander Suleimani cannot be overstated as an escalatory event, even if US will have intended it as ultimate show of force.
Suleimani was the most visible face of Iran’s fight against #IslamicState and US in the region. A huge loss of knowledge and expertise for IRGC and humiliating for #Khamenei after his tweet taunting #Trump. The question now must be what an Iranian response will be.
Iran can not afford not to respond to this level of attack, but does not necessarily have to respond immediately. They will understand how vulnerable Trump is going into the electoral period. US military and energy assets across #Iraq are at high risk of rocket and mortar attack.
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1/ If, as this thread by @yashar suggests, the #US airstrikes in #Baghdad, #Iraq lead to #Iran violently retaliating worldwide, one region of immediate concern could be the Horn of Africa.
@yashar 2/ There is latent Muslim Brotherhood presence in #Sudan, Iranian nationals have been arrested in #Kenya multiple times in recent years attempting to carry out attacks, and Iranian weapons flow across the Gulf of Aden into #Somalia.
@yashar 3/ Regarding #Kenya, in 2016 two #Iran ian nationals and their Kenyan driver were accused of planning an attack on #Israel's embassy in #Nairobi: reuters.com/article/us-ken…
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1/#Turkey had well established "soft power" lines of influence throughout the Greater #MiddleEast (North #Africa, Horn of Africa, Eastern #Mediterranean, etc.).
2/But now #Turkish leaders are ready to assume greater risk to assert overt military power in an expeditionary manner to expand #Turkey's influence, and therefore leverage, on conflicts beyond the country's near abroad (#Libya being farther than say #Cyprus or #Syria).
3/However #Turkish leaders don't want to risk significant casualties to their own forces in these expeditionary ops, whether far away like in #Libya or closer to home like in #Syria, when #Turkey's military has spent so much time and $$ building a proxy force of #Syrian fighters.
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#BREAKING: According to a former #Turkish Air Force pilot, two Airbus A400Ms of the air force transferred almost 250 Jihadists of #Syrian National Army to #Istanbul from Gazientep airfield minutes ago to be transferred to #Tripoli, #Libya by passenger airplanes within next 4 hrs!
My source corrected me and told me that, #Turkish Air Force has No intention to send these Airbus A400M transport airplanes directly to #Libya due to the fact that #Egypt|ian Air Force's F-16Cs supported by #UAE|AF Airbus A330 MRTT tankers are patrolling in #Libya's airspace now!
#BREAKING: The first group of #AlQaeda affiliated #Syrian mercenaries from #Idlib are now on their ways from #Istanbul, #Turkey to #Tripoli, #Libya on-board flight Number 8U1971/AAW1971 of Afriqiyah Airways's Airbus A320-214 with 5A-ONL register.
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Here we go. Commencement of provisional measures hearings at the #ICJ: first up, the appointment of the two #judges #adhoc - biographies of Navanethem Pillay & Claus Kress - chosen by #TheGambia & #Myanmar respectively. Art. 31, ICJ #Statute.
Priority of request of indication of provisional measures prioritized over all other cases, balanced with opportunity for parties to be represented. 3 hours per party Tuesday & Wednesday, after which reply on Thursday for each. ICJ Procedure.
No entering into merits of case, stick to requirements for provisional measures.
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Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have transferred American-made weapons to al Qaeda-linked fighters, hardline Salafi militias, and other factions waging war in Yemen, in violation of their agreements with the United States, a @CNN CNN investigation.edition.cnn.com/interactive/20…
@CNN Once the intellectual heart of the country, #Taiz is now a tinder box that set off a war within a war last year, when the various militias backed by the Saudi-led coalition turned their guns on each other.

edition.cnn.com/interactive/20…
@CNN Amid the chaos of the broader war, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) made its way to the frontlines in Taiz in 2015, forging advantageous alliances with the pro-Saudi militias they fought alongside.

edition.cnn.com/interactive/20…
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AMMROC and CAE announced the signing of an MoU to pursue training sustainment services in the Middle East. The signing took place during the Dubai Airshow 2019 in the presence of senior representatives from the two entities.
Under the MOU, the two companies will cooperate on providing a range of training sustainment services in the #UAE and other locations throughout the Middle East.
The training sustainment services provided by AMMROC and CAE will include maintenance & support of simulators & training devices, contractor logistics support, courseware development, & instructors, all of which will provide offset opportunities to further support local industry.
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