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1/ an excerpt from our lead story in last week's newsletter, on the leaked #RoeVWade decision:

"The most discouraging aspect of the leaked Roe draft opinion is its intention to vest in state legislatures final authority on abortion rights,
2/...with a directive that women seeking reproductive autonomy should vote, lobby or run for elective office to obtain their desired policy outcome.
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You Ain't 👀 Nothing Yet

The point is that when 70 million children are transfected, rare adverse effects translate to
appalling, horrifying loss of life.
I think that any jab is good jabbing,
so I took what I could get
She looked at me with big brown eyes,
And said you ain't seen nothing yet.
#YouAintSeenNothingYet #OhVeryYoung #WowFinish #WhatEdSaid #VietnamWar #TheLostGeneration #pandemicplaylist
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#UkraineBetrayed
It will be truly pathbreaking, to watch all the #NATO Countries renaming individually their countries #Ukraine 🤪
Then surely they can join together as one and fight against #Russia !
#HypocrisyGalore
#UkraineBetrayed
So “Joe Biden” with baggage of defeat in Afghanistan still haunting him, not ready to engage his forces in conflict with #Russia by sending his troops to #Ukraine. Image
#UkraineBetrayed
While the collateral damage of civilian assets like houses, school buildings, railway stations, airports and other communication & logistics infra becoming targets, impeding mobility of citizens is always a reality, more damaging is the “misinformation war”.
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1. some recommended readings to defend yourself from those mainstream media which lie us in a new war: #Ukraine:
1. read how US public was lied into the #VietnamWar which cost over 2MILLIONS civilian deaths to Vietnam and 50,000 young American lives:
usni.org/magazines/nava…
2. read how US #SIGINT (signal intelligence= #NSA intercepts) was manipulated to lie US public into the #VietnamWar: usni.org/magazines/nava…
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Cómo eran los túneles del vietcong en Vietnam.
Una de las "armas secretas" del #vietcong, los túneles eran cavarlo con paletas y otros instrumentos, alcanzando hasta 20 m de profundidad y pudiendo llegar a decenas de kilómetros de extensión.
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#Vietnam #Vietnamwar
Mientras tropas y 🚁 🇺🇸 ocupaban los cielos y los bosques durante la guerra de Vietnam los vietnamitas del norte y las fuerzas #comunistas, se valieron de esa estructura primitiva, pero extremadamente eficaz.
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#vietnamese #War #militarypics #Vietnam
Cada malla subterránea podía albergar a miles de personas, por períodos que podían durar varios meses. El complejo más famoso se encuentra en el distrito de Cu Chi, a unos 70 kms al SurEste de Saigón,(la capital de del Sur) y cerca de importantes bases militares 🇺🇸.
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#Vietnam
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Update #Afghanistan
#Kabul ist gefallen bzw. wurde kampflos den #Taliban übergeben.
Der afgh. Präsident floh aus dem Land.
Daraufhin kam es im Flughafen von Kabul zu apokalyptischen Szenen.
Menschen klammerten sich an Flugzeugen, um zu fliehen.
Weitere Details im Thread👇
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Zunächst zur Erinnerung.
Kaum hat gestern der Sturm auf Kabul begonnen, kapitulierte die afghanische Regierung.
Es wurde eine friedliche Machtübergabe an die #Taliban ausgehandelt.
Mehr dazu hier👇
#AfghanistanBurning #AfghanistanCrisis
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Zuvor eroberten die #Taliban innerhalb einer Woche die meisten Provinzhauptstädte.
Afghanische Truppen ergaben sich meist kampflos oder wechselten die Seiten.
Im Video: ein Brigadenkommandeur unterschreibt die Übergabe von Technik und Personal seiner Brigade an die Taliban
(3/17)
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Motorcade of @POTUS rolling from the @WhiteHouse, according to pool reporters.
Destination: #VietnamWar Memorial.
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How anyone who respects #vets wouldn't crawl thru mud to #VoteBiden is beyond me.

After reading Trump's shameful comments, I Googled the name of the #POW whose name I wore on my wrist for years. What I learned couldn't stand in starker contrast to @realDonaldTrump.
#POW Cpt Lynn Guenther was shot down & spent 14 months in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He said the experience taught him "the real meaning of tolerance and love - tolerance for those around us and love for the country and world we live in" (link below). nara.getarchive.net/media/former-p…
.@realDonaldTrump You didn't avoid #Vietnam b/c you were a Conscientious Objector. You cooked up a #bonespur because you're a coward & have no commitment to serving others. Here's the #POW whose name I wore on my wrist during the War. nara.getarchive.net/media/former-p…
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#thread Communist-led Vietnamese victory over the third(usa) imperialist occupation in as many decades happened today 45yrs ago, the socialist north and the Vietnamese ppl finally liberated and reunified the entire country.
#HoChiMinh, Vietnamese Communist leader passes away several years before reunification, he passes away in Sept 1969. His life story is an amazing one.
#HoChiMinh is a leading figure in the founding of the Chinese, French and Vietnamese communist parties founding.
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Today is #NationalVietnamWarVeteransDay, a chance to honor the brave men and women who served in the #VietnamWar.

Each and everyday, the Committee works to make sure these veterans receive the benefits they've earned. Image
Last June, the #BlueWaterNavy Vietnam Veterans Act became law.

Under this law, benefits were extended to veterans that served in the territorial waters off the coast of Vietnam and were exposed to #AgentOrange.

veterans.house.gov/news/press-rel…
Today, over 190k veterans live w/ Parkinsonism, bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, or hypertension — all effects of #AgentOrange exposure.

Read the letter Chairman @RepMarkTakano & 77 members sent to @realDonaldTrump asking him to help these veterans.

veterans.house.gov/news/press-rel…
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@EmmanuelMacron The image on the left shows a fire from 1989, and the image on the right has been online since at least 2012. A number of other outdated and unrelated photographs have also been circulated as if they depicted the 2019 #AmazonFires.
snopes.com/fact-check/ama…
@EmmanuelMacron Plankton that are plants, known as #phytoplankton, grow and get their own energy through photosynthesis and are responsible for producing an estimated 80% of the world’s oxygen. They need #CO2 to thrive.
eos.org/research-spotl…
@EmmanuelMacron Many use fire to maintain farmland or to clear land.
Typically, activity peaks in early Sept & mostly stops by Nov.
#NASA satellite data indicates total fire activity across the #AmazonBasin this year has been close to the average of the past 15 years.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145464/…
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#ArtKunkin founder of the #LAFreePress, was the most visionary, most influential journalist in the history of SoCal since Lincoln Steffens. gregpalast.com/greg-palast-to… #RestInPowers #Freep #Journalism #Media #LosAngeles #InMemoriam
In 1965, #ArtKunkin founded the #LAFreePress as an antidote to the Enslaved Press. In the midst of the #VietnamWar and the #CivilRights Movement, only #TheFreep gave us raw news and photos banished from the LA Times and TV network boob tube news. gregpalast.com/greg-palast-to…
Memorial for #ArtKunkin of #LAFreePress

Saturday, July 6 – 2pm (open to public)

Echo Park United Methodist Church,
1226 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles

Read more: gregpalast.com/greg-palast-to…

#RestInPower #Freep #Journalism #Media #LosAngeles #InMemoriam
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10. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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1] This Friday, September 21 is being recognized as National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2018 in United States of America.

Being a very grateful [and studious] #VietnamWar veteran, I have found that the beginnings of the war in SE Asia...

pow-miafamilies.org/2018-recogniti…

#MAGA #QAnon
2]...correspond with the beginnings of the [#CIA]; which operated to create a HOT war in SVietnam, at the beginnings of the #ColdWar, and directly after the French were defeated in NVietnam.

Most recently, the #officialMIA number ...

military.com/daily-news/201…

#MAGA #QAnon
3] ...has been reduced to 1,594. As the 'linked story' [above] states...

It is estimated that approximately 500 MIAs occurred during the ten-year period from 1953-54 to 1964-65, when operations there were held TopSecret by the [#CIA].

jacksonville.com/news/metro/201…

#MAGA #QAnon
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1965: DCI encouraged analysts to use visuals to help explain complex problems. #VietnamWar generated increase demand for maps.
#Cartography Image
1966: #Cartography group, borrowed digitizer & compiled & digitized coastlines & international boundaries for entire world—in 1 weekend. ImageImageImageImage
1970s: Improved #cartography efficiency led to an increase in research projects, particularly in atlases & street guides. Image
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A young CIA officer, David Lee Konzelman, worked in complicated & dangerous areas during #VietnamWar.
#inmemoriam
bit.ly/2eJNNvZ Image
Dave studied sociology @DePauwU & @willamette_u, & was caseworker in Oregon's Marion County Juvenile Department.
#inmemoriam
1963: Dave joined CIA. He reviewed field ops correspondence for Central European Division in what today would be the DO.
#inmemoriam
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New Anthology:
CIA & the Wars in Southeast Asia, 1947-75
bit.ly/2dN8xEZ
#HISTINT
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Anthology discusses CIA activities in SE Asia (1947-1975) as part of @DeptofDefense 50-year commemoration of #VietnamWar
CC: @vietnamwar50th
Among the 53,000+ Americans who gave their lives, 18 were CIA officers; their sacrifices are marked by stars carved into CIA’s Memorial Wall Image
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CIA #Museum AotW: "An Air Combat First" by Keith Woodcock, Oil on Canvas 2007
#painting
#art
1.usa.gov/1rSpktZ Image
#Site85: US radar facility perched on 5,800-foot mountain in NE Laos provided all-weather guidance to F-105 fighter-bombers.
#AirAmerica provided critical air support to @usairforce techs, CIA case officers, & Hmong & Thai security forces at #Site85.
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