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"Under a secretive deal signed last month with a provincial government in the [#SolomonIslands], a Beijing-based company with close ties to the CCP has secured exclusive development rights for the entire island [of #Tulagi] & its surroundings."

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"The island of #Tulagi served as a South Pacific headquarters for Britain then Japan, and during #WorldWarII, its natural deepwater harbor made it a military gem. Now, #China is moving in with plans to effectively take control."

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"Even compared to previous #Chinese development deals in nearby countries — including a wharf in #Vanuatu, whose terms were not publicly released for years — the #Tulagi agreement is remarkable for both its scope and lack of public input."

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Less than a month is left to the commemoration of the #HitlerStalinPact, that opened gates to the Second World War in #Europe! Those two bastards created hell on Earth or #Bloodlands to use @TimothyDSnyder term. #NeverForget theguardian.com/world/from-the… via @guardian
@TimothyDSnyder @guardian The neglected history of the #WarsawUprising. "Churchill & Roosevelt wanted to keep Stalin happy, thus they endorsed his lies about @katyn1940. Roosevelt apologized to Stalin when the exiled 🇵🇱 govmt. demanded @ifrc investigation of the crime!" wsj.com/articles/how-h… via @WSJ
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and off we go #EnergyTwitter! May the thread start! 💡

Did You Know: To provide vital #oil across the English Channel after the #DDay landings, within months secret #pipelines were unwound from massive spools to reach French ports.
Following the #DDay invasion– June 6, 1944 – Allied forces would need vast quantities of #petroleum to continue the advance into #Europe. Allied leaders also knew that petroleum tankers trying to reach French ports would be vulnerable to #Luftwaffe attacks...
A top-secret “Operation #PLUTO” – Pipe Line Under The Ocean – became the Allied strategy. It would fuel victory with #oil production from the #USA petroleum industry. The secret pipeline mission used a popular #WaltDisney character for its logo. #OOTT
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@realDonaldTrump
"Decoration Day" renews memory of soldiers who gave their lives that our nation might live. Or in former Pres. Lincoln’s words, “That this nation shall have a new birth of freedom.” It was first instituted by the Grand Army of the Republic - May 30, 1868..1/12
@realDonaldTrump...for the purpose of strewing w/flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, & whose bodies lie in almost every city, village, hamlet & churchyard in our land (Civil War reference)...2/12
@realDonaldTrump
Every #MemorialDay a national moment of silent remembrance takes place, 3p local time. It's unclear where the tradition began/initiated as many memorial gatherings were community-based. The Fed Government declared Waterloo, NY official birthplace, 1966...3/12
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He wanted to join the @USMC, but he was too short.

The paratroopers wouldn't have him either.

Reluctantly, he settled on the infantry, enlisting to become nothing less than one of the most-decorated heroes of #WorldWarII.

(#USArmy photo)
He was Audie Murphy, the baby-faced Texas farmboy who was born #OnThisDay in 1924. He became a U.S. legend.

Murphy grew up on a sharecropper's farm in Hunt County, Texas.
Left at a very young age to help raise 10 brothers and sisters when his father deserted their mother, Audie was 16 when his mother died. He watched as his siblings were doled out to an orphanage or relatives.

Seeking an escape from that life in 1942, he looked to the #Marines.
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