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#Geopolitical Code “Red”:1- No coverage of #Jeffrey Meeting in #Turkey Today; 2- No official response from #Turkey on recent rumors re: #Erdogan Heart-Attack;3- Sudden Anti-#Russia media reports in Turkey on #Idlib #Syria; 4-Increased media PsyOp on Turkey by #Israel #UAE #Saudis
Those of you who’ve been following my long-Pinned thread covering #Turkey #Russia #S400 #Idlib #USA know about my Warning re: “The Calm Before the Storm” in the last week or so. Strange developments & activities have picked in the last 24 hrs. All eyes on #Turkey #Idlib #Russia
Also, those of you who followed my #Turkey #Coup warnings 6-8 months prior to the #AttemptedCoup: Eyes on Turkey. As in earthquake-watch System I’ve been tracking all note-worthy Activities & Developments On The Ground In Turkey. Peak activities & signs in the last 24 hrs.
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1. #News ~ Moments Ago: 'Peacemaker' @realDonaldTrump and President Moon visit the DMZ observance.

On way to visit Military - Peace House Shortly To meet Kim.



#Trump #Qanon
2. News Watch @AJENews's broadcast: LIVE: US President Trump meets North Korean leader - Meeting Kim in a few minutes

pscp.tv/w/b-hMSDFheWpW…

#Trump #Qanon #NorthKorea #DMZ #PEACE
3. News ~ President Trump meets with US and South Korean troops near the DMZ ahead of meeting with Kim Jong Un - Any Moment nbcnews.to/2IYcGoE

#Trump #Qanon #NorthKorea #DMZ #PEACE
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“Andrew Erickson, a maritime militia expert @NavalWarCollege, recently called for the US to “deal with China’s sea forces holistically” & state clearly that it expected China’s #Navy, #CoastGuard & #MaritimeMilitia to follow international rules.” ft.com/content/ab4b16… #PAFMM
“He added that the US had to ‘accept some friction and force Beijing to choose between de-escalating — the preferred US outcome — or to move up against a US red line that China would prefer to avoid’.” amp.ft.com/content/ab4b16…
"The US navy has been conducting FONOPS..sends warships through disputed waters to prevent a claimant from denying others access in violation of int'l law. Analysts have long pushed for a more effective US response to counter China’s mix of mil, paramil & econ coercive measures."
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Mark Valencia—Adjunct Senior Scholar, National Institute for #SouthChinaSea Studies, Haikou, China—uses Xinhua-like language to accuse @GregPoling @CSIS @AsiaMTI of "Beating the drum for the narrative of the Chinese '#MaritimeMilitia' threat" in #IPPReview
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Valencia cited my piece with @KennedyMaritime in @ForeignAffairs, but that's a 2016 publication.

The latest is here: andrewerickson.com/2019/01/the-ch… & apdf-magazine.com/maritime-numbe….

Instead of piling on @GregPoling, let's "Seek Truth from (Many) Facts" regarding #China's #MaritimeMilitia.
And while we're at it, can those in the know give us the full scoop on #IPPReview?

"operated by International Public Policy Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-registered company which is independent of any organization"

ippreview.com/index.php/Inde…

Wording sounds rather abstract & mysterious..
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"I want to warn the world about an unprecedented danger that’s threatening the very survival of open societies.

…I’ll focus on #China, where President #XiJinping wants a one-party state to reign supreme."

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"Xi is trying to consolidate all the available info about a person into a centralized database to create a 'social credit system'..people will be evaluated by algorithms that will determine whether they pose a threat to the 1-party state. People will then be treated accordingly."
"#China is not the only #authoritarian regime in the world, but it is undoubtedly the #wealthiest, #strongest & most developed in machine learning & #AI.

This makes #Xi the #most #dangerous #opponent of those who believe in the concept of #OpenSociety."

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#MustRead @NewYorker: China’s Bizarre Program to Keep Activists in Check

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…

People the state considers troublemakers may be sent to jail—or sent on vacation.

bei lüyou—“to be touristed”—joins passive voice phrases describing things PRC gov’t does to people
Chinese #netizen slang: "whenever law enforcement frames people, or otherwise conscripts them into an activity, the prefix bei is used to indicate the passive tense. Hence: bei loushui (to be tax-evaded), bei zisha (to be suicided), bei piaochang (to be johned), and so on."
"In a joke [Chinese liberals—educated urbanites] liked about the 2016 U.S. election, a bunch of eunuchs are so appalled by the bawdy quarrels among the married folk that they congratulate themselves: 'How fortunate we are to be castrated!'"

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
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