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In preview of #SOTU on national security, @POTUS expected to say, "As a candidate for President, I pledged a new approach. Great nations do not fight endless wars"
re #Syria #Afghanistan #Iraq?
As for #Iran, @POTUS expected to say in #SOTU, "We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants Death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish People"
.@ODNIgov Dir Dan Coats and @CIA Dir Gina Haspel entering the House Chamber at Capitol for the #SOTU
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Batalla de Stalingrado
#Efemérides #WWII

Hoy se cumplen 76 años de la victoria del Ejército Rojo de la Unión Soviética sobre la Wehrmacht de la Alemania Nazi en la Batalla de Stalingrado.
Tuvo una duración de 163 días y en ella participaron:
+2 millones de combatientes.
+4.500 carros de combate
+1.800 aviones
+23.000 piezas de artillería
En total se contabilizaron +2 millones de bajas entre combatientes de ambos bandos y civiles.
Los Soviéticos se enfrentaron a soldados de la Wehrmatch de la Alemania Nazi apoyados por:
220.000 Soldados de la Italia fascista de Mussolini
200.000 Combatientes hungaros.
143.000 Soldados de la Rumania de Ion Antonescu
+6.000 Ustachas bajo el caudillo Ante Pavelic
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Below is an interesting #statistics on the number of #Germans killed in #WW2;I do not retweet this to proclaim this as the truth, but rather as a proposal which has to be corroborated or refuted. I don't know who created this statistics, or how.
My translation:
'The casualties..
.. of the German People during and after the Second World War

Deaths:

[ca.] 3.250*10^6 German soldiers,
[ca.] 1.000*10^6 women, children and eldery fell victim to terror bombings in violation of international law,
..
..
[ca.] 3.242*10^6 German soldiers died as prisoners of war of the allied forces,
of which [ca.] 2*10^6 died in Soviet camps, [ca.] 1*10^6 died in American camps, [ca.] 1.2*10^5 died in French camps, [ca.] 1*10^5 died in Yugoslav camps,
..
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NEW Q THREAD
#MLKDay
#MLK
#MLK2019
RACISM AND SEGREGATION DONE BY DEMOCRATS .. PERIOD.
#FakeNewsMedia pushes it.
All hate Groups and ties
KKK
Black Panthers
Illuminati
Masons
JESUITS
ANTIFA
NAZI
LUCIFERIANS
SATANISM
BLM
and more
SECRET SOCIETIES
Hillary Clinton kisses Dragon KKK leader Robert Byrd. Snopes a fake website endorsed by elites and tech companies as factual website has lawsuits upon them. They are white racist mean people. White Supremacy words come, antisemitism n more
KKK
Dec 24 1865
In Pulaski, Tennessee, a group of Confederate veterans convenes to form a secret society that they christen the “Ku Klux Klan.” The KKK rapidly grew from a secret social fraternity to a paramilitary force.....
google.com/amp/s/www.hist…
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Dear @arlenparsa, Thank you for the inspirational and comforting tweet #CovingtonCatholic #Magateen. Basic stuff is falling apart all around us and we are looking depraved on so many fronts. It’s nice to see that we have choices.
You have shown us that there is a high road, a smarter road, and we are free to take it. #Media impose a certain behavioral framework, but we can choose to engage at a higher level like you did. It takes more work and more commitment, but it’s ultimately so much more crucial.
We found the #CNN coverage disgraceful & unprofessional. What these #kids did was unquestionably reprehensible. But they are simply ignorant at this stage of their development. Are they the racist bigots of tomorrow? More than likely, but one may still hold out #hope for them.
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We are shocked and saddened to see that the Bomber Command Memorial has once again become a target for vandals, for the 4th time in 6 years. Paint has been splashed across the entire Memorial. Work to repair the damage has begun immediately. Read more: bit.ly/2W8Y4Y8
Our Chief Executive, David Murray said: "The RAF Benevolent Fund is proud to serve as guardians of the Memorial, built to commemorate the 55,573 members of Bomber Command who died in its service during #WWII. This is the worst example of vandalism we have seen at the Memorial.
David Murray continued: "And it is utterly heart-breaking to see the memory of all those brave airmen disrespected in this way. But like the remarkable men who the Memorial commemorates, we will not rest until we have finished the job."
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Some historiography remembers Henry #Stimson with much more admiration, incl'g for fathering what became the #Nuremberg trial, than it does John J. #McCloy. This Evan Thomas piece is, behind its headline, a good reminder not to romanticize or oversimplify. washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-o…
Some of Stimson's greatness in #FDR's and then, briefly, #Truman's, Cabinet during & right after #WWII was his Assistant Secretary of War, McCloy's (plus others'). And some of McCloy's failings were, above him, Stimson's.
(Yes, I know. Stimson & McCloy. This should really go viral.)
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@ari_antoine @maitepagaza Claro, x eso se ensalza #NAZIonalismo #Razista #Supremacista #Egoista #Excluyente fundamentado en la DIFERENCIA con el VECINO y en producir TENSIONES y CONFLICTOS incluso BÉLICOS como en #Balkanes o #Ukrania o el q venimos padeciendo #ETA y a punto reventar en #España VERDAD?
@ari_antoine @maitepagaza Por eso quiénes están detrás son justamente #Rusia #China

#ISISRsEl y #USA verdad?
XQ quieren q seamos más fuertes contra ellos, no?

Claro.x eso nos empujan a #GuerraCivil y #Balkanizacion para estar tan UNIDOS como #ExYugoslavia o #Ukrania

Sois vendidos #Elite #NWO #Dugin
@ari_antoine @maitepagaza Vamos a ver sí te enteras un poquito, o mejor, a ver sí dejas de intentar engañar

#Salvini CERDO #Sionista #NazBol aliado d #Putin y #Trump pertenece al Club #Ambrossiano el pequeño #Bilderberg ITALIANO y es habitual d las fiestas/recepciones #Rothschild trabaja #Destruir #UE
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African American soldiers have served in every war in the United States. In choosing to join the military, African Americans sought to have their service understood by the nation as a demand for liberty and citizenship. We honor your sacrifice. #VeteransDay #APeoplesJourney
African American men and women who engaged in the military made their service useful not only for the good of their country, but to benefit both their personal lives and their community. #VeteransDay #APeoplesJourney
Approximately 5,000 to 6,000 African Americans served in the Colonial Forces; an estimated 20,000 served with the British Forces. Prince Simbo was a Revolutionary War Patriot who fought for his country's liberty, while many remained enslaved. #VeteransDay #APeoplesJourney
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In recognition of Native American Heritage Month (#NAHM), we’re revisiting the incredible story of #Navajo Code Talkers and the Unbreakable Code:

bit.ly/2f1zGRL Navajo Code Talkers
During the course of #WWII, about 400 #Navajos participated in the code talker program. The first 29 recruited arrived at Camp Elliott in May 1942. One of their first tasks was to develop a Navajo code from their native language. Code protected valuable #intelligence.
#Navajo was the perfect option as a code because it is not written and very few people, who aren’t of Navajo origin, can speak it. However, the U.S. Marines took the code to the next level and made it virtually unbreakable by further encoding the language with word substitution.
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Today we released the 2nd set of declassified material in a series of 6 releases of the daily intelligence report President Harry Truman received from CIA & our predecessor organization, the Central Intelligence Group, between 1946 & 1951.

bit.ly/2Oi5Nid

#HISTINT
Today’s release includes 245 Daily Summary reports from 11 March to 31 December, 1946.

The material initially focuses on US efforts to stabilize Europe & East Asia after #WWII & broadens to address leadership struggles worldwide & communist expansionism.
The entire collection totals more than 3,000 pages & includes intelligence President Truman received regarding topics spanning the Berlin Airlift, the Chinese Revolution, & the Korean War.

To learn more about the first installment, click here: bit.ly/2nHQhAK
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(Thread) Earlier, I shared an old letter my grandpa wrote about the occupation of #Japan. The response was so overwhelming I searched for (& found) an interview with my grandma on the same subject.

Today, on the anniversary of the formal end of #WWII, I’ll share some excerpts:
(2/9) Some background on my grandmother first:
・Born/raised in Yokohama
・Before the war, family was well-to-do merchants, but the imperial gov’t took all their wealth for the war effort
・English speaker from young age
・Got a job as a switchboard operator for Occupation forces
(3/9) More background:
・”Met” my grandfather when he made a call through her switchboard
・Started their life together overcoming the legal & social taboos of their love
・She preferred to tell stories rather than write them down, so I transcribed our conversation 13 years ago
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Today we released the first set of declassified material in a series of 6 releases of the daily intelligence report President Harry Truman received from CIA & our predecessor organization, the Central Intelligence Group, between 1946 & 1951.

bit.ly/2nHQhAK
Known then as “The Daily Summary,” the product continues today as the President’s Daily Brief (PDB). Today’s release includes a chapter from forthcoming history of the PDB by our Chief Historian: bit.ly/2OErJEl

Brief history of the Daily Summary: bit.ly/2vNnSO7
Today’s release also includes:
-First 20 Daily Summary reports, highlighting intel Truman received to help address challenges US faced in aftermath of #WWII
-1973 report, “Keeping the President Informed,” about the evolution of the Daily Summary

bit.ly/2MNpwWy
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#OTD in 1940, the #USSR began the third wave of deportations from occupied eastern #Poland. This deportation targeted refugees who had escaped from western to eastern Poland following the German invasion. #WWII
In December 1939, the #USSR and #Germany had agreed to repatriate refugees from their respective occupied territories. Those in the Soviet zone who wished to return to the German zone were required to register with the German authorities and vice versa. #WWII
164,000 people applied to leave the Soviet zone, but Germany only accepted 66,000. The #NKVD then ordered the deportation of refugees who applied to return to #Germany but were not accepted by the German authorities. #WWII
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Thread: The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion – the first African American unit in the segregated US Army to come ashore on D-Day. #DDay
All films about the storming of Omaha Beach in France on June 6, 1944 don’t show any black soldiers. Most textbooks never mention them, but they were there, fighting against tyranny — all while dealing with it at home and in the military.
The 320th were charged with raising hydrogen-filled balloons over the beaches anchored to steel cables. Tucked under the 125-pound gasbags were small bombs .

Until the beaches were cleared, the 320th were infantry troops as well. Digging trenches and round up German troops.
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Colorization by @marinamaral2: This day in #WWII #History: On June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe begins at #Normandy.

#DDay
LCVP landing craft from Amphibious Transport Ship USS Samuel Chase approaching Omaha Beach in June 6, 1944.
#DDAY
LCVP landing craft from LST-284 off Utah Beach, Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

#DDAY
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Did you miss our Reel vs Real with the creator & cast of @TheAmericansFX last week?

Check out the lively discussion about the facts vs fiction of espionage, CIA tradecraft, & living under cover here:

bit.ly/2JpoAJl

#ReelvsRealCIA
Learn more about Marti Peterson in this Cold War story about her & Aleksandr Ogorodnik, Codename: TRIGON.

TRIGON: Spies Passing in the Night: 1.usa.gov/28Jp87E

#ReelvsRealCIA
Curious about the infamous “Romeo Spies” discussed during the #ReelvsRealCIA event?

After #WWII many West German women took jobs with access to highly classified info. They became targets for East German male spies. These men were nicknamed “Romeo Spies”

bit.ly/2suXBoG
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#OTD in 1940, the #USSR began the second #WWII mass deportation of #Polish citizens from eastern Polish borderlands occupied by the Soviets on Sept.17, 1939. Polish civilians were deported by the USSR in four waves that occurred from Feb. 10, 1940 through mid-June 1941.
Each deportation had a distinctive character & targeted specific populations of Polish people in occupied eastern Poland.The deportation of April 13 targeted small farmers, tradesmen, civil servants, and the families of those who had been arrested or taken as POWs by the Soviets.
Many of those deported on April 13 were family members of the #Polish officers, policemen, and intelligentsia who were executed by the #USSR during the #Katyń massacre; roughly 80 percent of those included in this deportation were women and children. #WWII
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El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos de un país
Para ello hablo con @Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
Aterrador @Snowden @Rita_Banerji han sido incansable en la denuncia

#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen
contrainformacion.es/sistema-biomet…
#BlackMirror
Un experimento en un país que pronto alcanzará el 20% de la población mundial
"El sistema biométrico Aadhaar o la vulneración de derechos humanos&civiles
@Rita_Banerji @_Contrainfo
#DestroyTheAadhaar #AadharWarOnWomen
contrainformacion.es/sistema-biomet…
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Long before current traditions of #ValentinesDay sprang forth, spymasters worldwide have used the amorous arts to obtain secrets from their enemies. Known as “honey traps” or “honeypots,” rivals ensnared their adversaries in a game of love, lure, & lies.

bit.ly/2suXBoG
One of the best known seductresses was Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer convicted of spying for the Germans during WWI. She was accused of being a double agent & obtaining intel by seducing prominent French politicians & officers. She was tried, convicted & executed in 1917.
While most think of female temptresses when they hear the term "honey trap," men too have been used as honey traps to steal secrets. For example, in West Germany during the height of the Cold War.
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