Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #UnitedStates

Most recents (24)


The tragic loss of 13 #UnitedStates service personnel killed in the craven suicide bomb attack at #Kabul Airport marked a watershed moment in the War on Terror.
This pusillanimous act of Jihadism is the deadliest
since 30 U.S soldiers lost their lives when their Chinook helicopter was brought down by the #Taliban in August 2011, and their selfless sacrifice is the first to be recorded since Army Special Forces Sergeants 1st Class Javier Gutierrez and Antonio Rodriguez
were murdered by a turncoat of the #Afghan National Army in February 2020.  

Not only does this bombing demonstrate the clear sense of weakness the Islamists detect in the West, but it also illustrates how this weakness is now enabling
Read 11 tweets
Do you remember #Janabi? Abir Al Janabi. A 14-year-old #Iraqi girl. In 2006, Janabi's father stopped sending Janabi to school in fear of the #US Army's focus on his daughter. The Army who was establihing "#democracy" and "#human rights" in Iraq. 1/32
Janabi used to stay at home, spending her days of adolescence playing with her younger siblings.
The U.S. military's security checkpoint was located just 200 meters from Janabi's house. One day, a #USsoldier notices Janabi. And Janabi and her family were doomed right then. 2/32
For a few days at first, the #soldiers repeatedly came to Janabi's house in the name of search and made ugly gestures towards her. One day the four #armies decided that today they would be the day to enjoy Jamabai and kill some #Muslims. 3/32
Read 32 tweets
Happening now: @SecDef Lloyd Austin, @thejointstaff Chairman Gen Mark Milley speaking to reporters for the 1st time since the fall of #Kabul, collapse of the @ashrafghani-led #Afghanistan gvt
NEW: "We remain laser focused right now on Hamid Karzai Int'l Airport in #Kabul & on doing everything we can" to evacuate American, Afghans, allies, per @SecDef

Says about 4,500 US troops in place - no hostile interactions w/#Taliban
US increasingly flow of aircraft, ppl out of #Kabul, per @SecDef

"Our US service members are making exceptional efforts under challenging circumstances" he adds
Read 31 tweets
Happening now: @POTUS addressing the #UnitedStates about developments in #Afghanistan Image
"My national security team & I have been closely monitoring the situation on the ground in #Afghanistan & moving quickly to execute the plans we had put in place to respond to every contingency, including the rapid collapse we're seeing now" per @POTUS
"We severely degraded #alQaida in #Afghanistan" per @POTUS of US reason for going in 20 years ago "We never gave up the hunt for Osama bin Laden & we got him"

"That was a decade ago"
Read 32 tweets
#BreakingNews: The First resistance military force against Taliban is going to be formed by #AhmadMasoud, son of Great #AhmadShahMasoud in #Panjshir valley. Panjshir is the only district in #Afghanistan that #Taliban faild to capture! Many ex-Afghan Army troops have joined him
Nose broken the #US #Nato will be keen to outs the Taliban with proxy army. Panjshir will be a major achilles heels for #Pakistan #China and #CPEC.

If u are following the news Afghan Spy master was taking shelter here. And am sure he might have escaped on mission.
Buckle Up
Read 82 tweets
Entrance to the Canadian Embassy in #Kabul, #Afghanistan
Entrance to the Canadian Embassy in #Kabul, #Afghanistan
Entrance to the #UnitedStates Embassy in #Kabul, #Afghanistan
Read 4 tweets
Happening now: Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on #China

"A number of potential witnesses declined to participate in an open format for fear of retribution to them or their families" per Chairman @MarkWarner
"The long arm of #China is not some futuristic threat. It's already here" per Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair @marcorubio
"#China already, already has tremendous influence & control over what Americans are allowed to hear or say" per @marcorubio
Read 16 tweets
"Many countries are in a better position now w/more ppl vaccinated now, but w/the Delta variant spreading & future variants entirely possible, the way forward will be complicated" #Singapore Prime Minister @leehsienloong tells @AspenSecurity re #COVID19
"We had all hoped a pandemic would prompt more countries to work more closely's been quite different" #Singapore's @leehsienloong

"There's been some cooperation... but more broadly #COVID19 hasn't brought countries together. In fact, often in the contrary"
"Internationally, the pandemic has spawned recriminations & finger pointing" per #Singapore's @leehsienloong "Domestically, populations in many countries feel growing anxiety & insecurity that has fed nativist sentiments"

Read 20 tweets
Closely tracking the delta+ lineages now across the world, one of the lineages AY.3 seems to be emerging in the United States of America. This tweetorial is to summarise the observations. I will be updating this thread as new evidence emerges.
Thanks Image
The interest in looking at this lineage closely comes from the fact that this lineage has been on the rise in USA in recent weeks.
Thanks @Unusual_Times for pointing this. Image
AY.3 seems to be localized to some states, like #Mississippi and #Missouri with nearby states slowly picking up. Image
Read 15 tweets
NEW: Just released @UN report warns of "heightened threats emerging" from #ISIS #alQaida affiliated groups worldwide

"This is especially true in parts of West and East #Africa" per the report, based on member state intelligence
In West/East #Africa, affiliates of #ISIS #alQaida "can boast gains in supporters and territory under threat, as well as growing capabilities in fundraising & weapons, for example, in the use of drones" per the @UN report
#ISIS in #Syria "has evolved into an entrenched insurgency, exploiting weaknesses in local security to find safe havens & targeting forces engaged in counter-ISIL operations" per the @UN report
Read 55 tweets
Proud Moment!: Business Development Manager 25-year-old #VaidehiDongre from #Michigan crowned #MissIndia #USA 2021; "This One Is For My Aai", dedicates win to her mother; Says 'It #empower #women of #Indian origin':
Beauty pageant held over weekend.
#Thread @JoeBiden @POTUS
Represented #India immigrants living in #UnitedStates as new Miss India USA. India born #MichiganState University #graduate @UMich @michiganstateu. Arshi Lalani from Georgia declared first runner-up. Vaidehi shared, "I want to leave positive lasting impact on my community and...
Focus on women's financial independence and #literacy." Vaidehi graduated in International Studies. Described journey as “whirlwind”. Mira Kasari got third position. "I've always strived to be role model for young girls, celebrate my rich #SouthAsian #heritage and leave lasting
Read 10 tweets
@SpaceX backed Starlink @SpaceXStarlink #Broadband #Service could debut in #India in 2022:
#SpaceX, venture by #BILLIONAIRE #ElonMusk @elonmusk aims to launch company's own #Satellite #internet service. #Aerospace company listed multiple Indian locations on website.
#Thread #tech
Services will be available on first-come-first-serve criteria. Starlink as concept is collection of tiny internet satellites orbiting closer to #Earth surface, at altitude of 550km, which, when compared to larger navigation and #communications satellites operate from medium Earth
Orbit of around 2,000 to 35,000 km or, at times geosynchronous orbit, usually operates from beyond 35,000 km. Potential users can pre-book Starlink services in India on website for refundable amount of $99 or Rs 7,265.
Due to proximity to planet's surface, Starlink and other...
Read 9 tweets
#UnitedStates🇺🇸:Heavy rains have moved across central Alabama Monday which has led to multiple areas experiencing severe flooding. Multiple water rescues are underway in Vestavia, and businesses have been evacuated via raft.
#UnitedStates🇺🇸: flooding video from Vestavia Hills where slow-moving downpours are causing flash flooding/traffic problems
#UnitedStates🇺🇸:Flooding along US 31 in Vestavia Hills…
Read 4 tweets
#MoonDay 2021: 52 years of 1969 #Lunar #moon landing; History & Significance:
Millions of people around watched live telecast #mission. Success of mission, #NASA @NASA @NASAMoon described landing "single greatest technological achievement of all time.”
#Thread #technology #tech Image
Day when man first walked on moon. #Apollo11 #spaceflight carried Commander #NeilArmstrong and lunar module #Pilot, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. National Moon Day proclaimed in 1971 by then #US #USA #President Richard Nixon to honor #Anniversary of man's first moon landing.
Not only celebrates #historical human landing on moon but also opened opportunities for #future #Missions.
“That one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong’s first words from moon heard all over Earth on this day in 1969.
While Alridn and Armstrong made
Read 17 tweets
#US Conducts #Airstrikes In #Iraq, #Syria Against Iran-Backed Militia Groups | Jun 27
- Iran-backed militias were targeted in the strikes as a result of the militias’ ongoing attacks against U.S. interests [stealing oil] in the region.…
Drone attack said to target US forces in Iraq | Jun 23
- The #US returned to #Iraq in 2014 to help 'fight #ISIS.' However, tensions with Iran have led to calls for the US to leave.…
The #Iraq war was launched in March 2003 upon the invasion of Iraq by US forces | Jun 10, 2021
- it is estimated that the #UnitedStates spent a total of over 819 billion US dollars on war costs in Iraq.… Image
Read 14 tweets
Super excited to see our paper on #Covid19 #Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness, with Alexander Chudik @DallasFed & @mraissi80 @IMFNews, out in Economics Letters. You can read it (free access) from here: #TGVAR 1/n Image
With new variants/waves & reimposition of restrictions in some regions, governments around the world are calling for a careful assessment of the effectiveness of the adopted #Covid19 #fiscal measures before they embark on further easing or tailoring of measures 2/n
The #Covid19 pandemic led to a sharp tightening of global #financial conditions at the acute phase of the crisis and has inflicted large economic losses across the world (see Figure below) ... 3/n Image
Read 28 tweets
Yesterday I published a tweet in which I quickly explained who Dr. Kristian Andersen was and mentioned that he deserved a thread for his great work in supporting the future prisoner #Fauci. He is one more character in this network of lies around a virus like this that we suffer
and that it has murdered more than 40 million people in the world, that is known at least. Kristian G. Andersen is Professor of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the California Campus and at the same time also practices in @scrippsresearch which is a
a private biomedical organization. He is one of the greats in his field, Ph.D. in immunology from
@Cambridge_Uni ,a bachelor's degree in molecular biology @AarhusUni and with numerous awards in his professional activity. This I explain so that we can understand what I am going to
Read 25 tweets
.#MAGA[ts], this is how you get played.

@EliseStefanik (and @kayleighmcenany, of course) apparently thinks that #leadership is complaining and #lying and shrieking and NOT about proposing solutions.

But then, she's a #Republican. #Governing is NOT what the @GOP does.
.#MAGA[ts], so what's ACTUALLY going on.

@POTUS @JoeBiden spend some time with @FLOTUS because it was her birthday.

No one has a right to begrudge them that. If you have a problem with it, sit and spin. Not everything is about you nor is it always your business.
.#MAGA[ts], the deal with #gasprices, as has been explained, many times, is that we are seeing a seasonal rise in prices that were, for a time, aggravated by the recent #ColonialPipeline hack that resulted in the closing of the pipeline.
Read 21 tweets
🇲🇲#Myanmar #SANCTIONS #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar

Following a meeting of the #G7 and #ASEAN, the 🇺🇸#UnitedStates, 🇨🇦#Canada, and the 🇬🇧#UnitedKingdom declared the imposition of additional targeted measures against the Burmese military in response
to ongoing repression and violence against Myanmarese people.

The following items have been identified in accordance with Executive Order 14014:

The State Administrative Council (SAC), which was created by the Burmese military after the coup on February 1, 2021
-four senior officials for being current or former Burmese government officials

-nine cabinet members named by the military following the coup

-and three adult children of previously mentioned senior Burmese officials.
Read 9 tweets
The Israelis helped turn a bunch of fringe Palestinian Islamists in the late 1970s into one of the world’s most notorious militant groups? That #Hamas is blowback?
Cohen even wrote an official report to his superiors warning them not to play divide-and-rule in the Occupied Territories, by backing #Hamas against #PLO. “I … suggest focusing our efforts on finding ways to break up this monster before this reality jumps in our face,” he wrote.
How #Israel and the #UnitedStates Helped to Bolster #Hamas (incl. video)
Israeli intelligence services, especially Shin Bet and the military occupation authorities, encouraged the growth of the Muslim Brotherhood and the founding of Hamas.…
Read 8 tweets
Happening now: @US_CYBERCOM @CYBERCOM_DIRNSA and @DeptofDefense Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy Mieke Eoyang testifying before #HASC subcommittee on on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems
"#China is the pacing threat for the department, including in #cyber operations" per @DeptofDefense Deputy Asst Sec Eoyang

"China uses cyber operations to erode US military overmatch and economic vitality, stealing US intellectual property & research"
"#Russia also continues to be a highly-sophisticated & capable adversary, integrating malicious cyber activities, including espionage & influence operations in mutually reinforcing ways" per Eoyang
Read 24 tweets
Live: #covid-19 in Africa : One year after…
"Since the beginning of the pandemic, WHO has called consistently for national unity and regional and global solidarity. And that is exactly what the African Union has demonstrated."-@DrTedros
"Africa is the only region to have developed a unified continental strategy on #COVID19."-@DrTedros
Read 40 tweets
1. *BREAKING* #Mexico has sent a diplomatic note to the #UnitedStates asking it to clarify its financing of the political opposition by means of donations from @USAID and @NEDemocracy to the organization "Mexicanos contra la Corrupción y la impunidad."

2. At #AMLO's morning press conference, he laid out a graphic detailing some $36,344,384 pesos ($1.8 million US) in donations since 2018.…
3. The note was prompted by the following investigation by the magazine @contralinea, whose correspondent raised the subject at yesterday's press conference.…
Read 8 tweets
"Wednesday’s announcement by the #UnitedStates🇺🇸 that it will support a temporary waiver of intellectual property protections for #COVID19 vaccines is a significant statement of solidarity and support for #VaccinEquity."-@DrTedros
"I know that this is not a politically easy thing to do, so I very much appreciate the leadership of the #UnitedStates🇺🇸, and we urge other countries to follow their example."-@DrTedros #COVID19
Read 29 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!