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The House of Representatives’ vote yesterday to end American support for the war in #Yemen is based on an ignorance of the strategic stakes there. The debate in Congress has not demonstrated that any member seems to understand just what is going on there. securitystudies.org/yemen-once-mor…
That choke point in the red circle at the bottom of the map is the Bab-el-Mandeb strait. It is one of two choke points that controls most of the flow of oil to America’s allies in Asia. America’s enemies in Yemen, the Houthis, are backed by #Iran.
Houthis have already used shore-launched anti-ship missiles to close the Bab-eel-Mandeb strait to oil tankers heading to American allies in Asia. These missiles are provided to them by Iran, as are unconventional warfare trainers who teach them how to fire the missiles.
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Let’s talk about @ThomasErdbrink’s latest @nytimes piece shamelessly parroting the talking points of #Iran’s regime.
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A few examples:

“Iranians came out in droves”

“a huge state-backed rally”

“Thank god the revolution is 40 years old,” someone shouted through loudspeakers mounted on lampposts along the route. “Where are the Americans to witness this divine rally?”
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Of course, @ThomasErdbrink & the @nytimes won’t tell you how the vast majority of Iranians across the country boycotted & ridiculed the regime.

This thread sheds light.
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Arms manufacturer BAE Systems named lead sponsor of Pride in Surrey.

pinknews.co.uk/2019/02/01/arm…
CHILDREN AT WAR: #SAUDIARABIA IS BOMBING #YEMEN BUT BLAMES HUMANITARIAN DISASTER ON IRAN-BACKED HOUTHIS.

newsweek.com/children-war-d…
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Let’s talk about how the @WashingtonPost is being biased. Again.

Of course, when this piece is written by two individuals who worked for the Obama administration, we shouldn’t expect anything else.
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While WaPo claims Trump is seeking war against #Iran, it will never mention how Tehran’s mullahs have spent billions fueling the war in Syria.
defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/davi…
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WaPo won't tell you #Iran's regime spends hundreds of millions supporting the terrorist Lebanese Hezbollah.
thenational.ae/world/the-amer…
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By @FrPinillos
Guterrez Secretary General of the UN affirms that by decision of the majority of the UN Assembly & its Security Council can only recognize Nicolás Maduro as legitimate president of Venezuela
How should be
#VenezuelaSeRespeta
👇🏼
canarias-semanal.org/art/24513/gute…
📢📢Video Extremely important📹. ‼️I advise everyone to watch this video‼️.🧐
👉🏼It explains very well the attempted coup in Venezuela by the US do not start now, it started a few years ago👈🏼😲😠😡🤬
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For those who have been following Jamal #Khashoggi's case--

Back in October, senators triggered the process for possible sanctions on Mohammed Bin Salman. They gave the Trump admin 120 days to respond re: MBS's role.

Trump admin has not responded.

The deadline is tomorrow.
More background on the possible Magnitsky sanctions for MBS: #khashoggi: politi.co/2r0pscJ
If the Trump admin helps Mohammed bin Salman evade consideration for sanctions, it will only enable MBS’ brutality.

After murdering Saudi Arabia’s most prominent journo and a @washingtonpost writer, what would stop MBS from murdering other members of the US press? #khashoggi
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It seems that @IlhanMN is under the assumption that a) it’s a #Saudi war on #Yemen and b) that the coalition is fighting a nonexistent enemy and is, thus, responsible for everything that’s happening in #Yemen. She’s wrong on both accounts.
If the Congresswoman bothered with a little reading she would easily found that the conflict in #Yemen is between the internationally recognized, legitimate government of that country and the illegal #Iran backed #Houthi militia.
If @IlhanMN bothered to do a little reading, she would have found that the #Saudi backing of the legitimate government of #Yemen stems from #UN resolution 2216.
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You did Sir, no amount of American blood and treasure can solve some problems. At some point the Syrian and Afghanistan people need to decide their own future.
It's time for them to plan their future..they're not children. Their future belongs to them. I pray for their wisdom and America's sons and daughters should come home.
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.@POTUS responds to US intelligence community's Worldwide Threat Assessment

On #ISIS: "tremendous progress...Caliphate will soon be destroyed, unthinkable two years ago"

On #DPRK: "relationship is best it has ever been...Decent chance of Denuclearization"
.@ODNIgov's Dan Coats on #ISIS: "ISIS will continue to be a threat to the #UnitedStates... intent on resurging & still commands thousands of fighters"

@CIA's Gina Haspel on #DPRK: "Regime is committed to developing a long-range nuclear armed missile..."
voanews.com/a/us-intel-chi…
NEW: @POTUS taking a shot at his intelligence chiefs on #Iran - calls them "extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers...They are wrong!"
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Let’s talk about how @Newsweek has shamefully provided a platform for known #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist @SinaToossi (a member of @NIACouncil) to use this outlet as a mouthpiece for Tehran's mullahs.
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@SinaToossi is a die-hard #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist, and he proves it in his first paragraph.

He tries to boost Tehran’s image & won’t mention how the Israelis have crushed Iran-backed forces in Syria. He also cloaks Iran’s malign role in fueling the war in Yemen.
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“According to regional sources, Israel began carrying out military strikes in Syria in 2013 against suspected arms transfers and deployments by Iranian forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies, both Damascus’s partners in Syria’s civil war.”
reuters.com/article/us-mid…
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This is a call to western artists/singers to #BoycottSaudi b/c of its war crimes in #Yemen & for detinaning women's rights activists. @MariahCarey You should stand up 4 human rights values & not support opression, toture, sexual harassment and rape against women in the Kingdom.
#BoycottSaudi b/c it has demonstrated over &over again its unwillingness to accept human rights/gender equality as the norm. Instead, #MBS misuse international/ financial leverage to block/avoid naming and shaming&pressure other states 2 accept Saudi status quo of opression
#BoycottSaudi My life as a child and a grown-up woman in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, was ruled by segregation; education is single-sex from nursery through to the whole education system, working places, state offices and banks have “ladies’ branches”,
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I advise all my Twitter followers to see this video📹, especially my followers from #Yemen. 📢Very important!! 🔽🧐😲😡🤬🤬

US Is Funding and Backing Al Qaeda in Yemen 😡🇺🇸MF🤬🤬🤬
Coalition, al-Qaida Strike Secret Deals In Yemen 😡🇺🇸MF 🤬🤬🤬
Are U.S. and al-Qaida fighting on the same side in Yemen? 😡🇺🇸MF 🤬🤬🤬pbs.org/newshour/show/…
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Today I taught a Kindergarten class. I like to do Kindergarten every once in a while to give me a break to where I can just have fun and relax and just enjoy the innocence of children. No games, no awkward hormones, nobody weirdly hitting on me despite me being old enough to...
2) to be their father, just wholesome time with kids who think I’m Superman or some shit. I was in a small town, Woodlake to be exact which ain’t but 15,000 if that. So when I picked up my 23 slightly scared, slightly confused Kinders today, I noticed that one of them was...
3) Was different. Particularly that he was Middle Eastern. He had the same clothes as everyone, spoke perfect English (well as good as a 5 year old can). He was polite, maybe a little hyper but again, he’s 5. He stood up and pledged allegiance to the flag (which I don’t do)...
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1. And now I'm going to tell a story. Another false flag. This time is to force @POTUS not to take the US army out of #Syria.
They already have a lot of experience (8 years) to make chemical attacks to accuse the Syrian government.
OH, and they even have a manual.🧐😲🤨
@RandPaul
2. ISIS terrorist? 😲Seriously?🤨 Have they investigated? 🤓And they already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

Preliminary reports say at least six people were killed & 19 injured by the explosion. US official: 4 US army Killed & 3 US army wounded.
aml.ink/Vstv5
3. ISIS took responsability?😲Seriously?🤨Have they investigated?🤓They already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) took responsibility for the attack that reportedly targeted the US-led coalition’s patrol.
aml.ink/QrEkD
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Let’s take a look at a statement issued by @codepink & @medeabenjamin (apologists/lobbyists of the mullahs) rushing to the support of #Iran’s regime in the face of the Feb 13-14 Warsaw conference.

(BTW, I’m only sharing this image to be fair.)
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Looking at the text.

It’s quite interesting how @codepink & @medeabenjamin talk about “conflict” without ever mentioning the history of #Iran’s regime of fueling “conflict” across the region for four decades now.
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@codepink & @medeabenjamin are die-hard supporters of the highly flawed 2015 #Iran nuclear deal that Obama considered his foreign policy legacy & saved a regime known as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

My thoughts on Obama…
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💥 It's 1/11 💥
Q returned this morning! It's also been a busy news day. Buckle up, we have a lot to get to. 😎

This will be my QThread and Geopolitical News Update for January 11th.

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #WorldNews
2. Not only is 111 a very meaningful number in numerology and a spiritual sense; but today's date is an exact mirror of the date of the #Benghazi attack. We will not forget! 🙏🏻
3. Early this morning / Late last night, Q returned with BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM! 💥This woke up the night shift Anons fairly quick! 😎
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100 days ago today, the Saudi regime ordered the assassination of a journalist named Jamal Khashoggi.
This brought the world’s attention to #SaudiArabia, a radical Wahhabi theocracy, where the oppression of women and the persecution of Christians, Hindus, atheists, and other religious minorities, as well as the LGBT community is the norm.
Since 2015, the United States has supported Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in #Yemen that has killed tens of thousands of civilians, caused millions of Yemeni people to suffer, starve, and get sick, and created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
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1. Kudos and thank you @facebook for putting my video from #Yemen back up. They apologized and acted quickly. Four year old Ikram was in a hospital in #Sanaa this month. One of the many, tiny casualties of the disastrous war in Yemen. Thanks to @NickKristof for helping with this!
I met Ikram and her mother on my recent trip rebel-held #Yemen this month for @NewsHour. An estimated 85,000 children have already died of malnutrition and preventable diseases in Yemen as a direct result of this war, and the UN says that for some the famine has begun...
3. The numbers of those in need are staggering. And they keep getting worse: the number currently being fed by the UN - 8 million. Number going to be fed this coming year - 12 million. Number who need food - 20 million. That’s out of a population of 28 million. #yemen
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Let’s talk about @ThomasErdbrink’s latest @NYTimes read providing a lopsided view about #Iran & blaming everything on Trump exiting the Iran nuclear deal.

Typical of a pro-Obama, Tehran apologist/lobbyist who writes #FakeNews.
nytimes.com/2018/12/26/wor…
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@ThomasErdbrink is yet another @NYTimes writer in favor of Obama’s #Iran policies.

As an Iranian, I completely loath the Obama years.

Here’s why.
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@ThomasErdbrink claims #Iran’s middle class disappeared due to Trump exiting the nuclear deal.

Here’s the truth:
March 14, 2018 – Six weeks before Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal
“80% of Iran’s population lives in poverty”
bit.ly/2GIioMm
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Since Mr Brett McGurk will no longer be needed? Perfect timing. 🇸🇾 #Syria
I completely trust #SaudiArabia 🇸🇦#🇦🇪UAE and our GCC partners to ensure 🇸🇾#Syria will remain in good hands..
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53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials

cpj.org/data/people/ca…
Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.
cpj.org/data/people/je…
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Die Krux des Hochstaplers: "Es ging nicht um das nächste große Ding. Es war die Angst vor dem Scheitern. Mein Druck, nicht scheitern zu dürfen, wurde immer größer, je erfolgreicher ich wurde." Claas Relotius, ex-#Spiegel.
spiegel.de/kultur/gesells… #Relotius
2. Unsere #Medien: Claas #Relotius erhielt vier Deutsche Reporterpreise - Den Peter Scholl-Latour-Preis, den #KonradDuden-, den #Kindernothilfe-, den Katholischen und den #Coburger Medienpreis.
#Spiegel #VierteGewalt #FakeNewsAreUs
3. Claas #Relotius wurde zum #CNN-"Journalist of the Year" gekürt, er wurde geehrt mit dem #ReemtsmaLibertyAward, dem #EuropeanPressPrize, er landete auf der #Forbes-Liste der "30 under 30 - Europe: Media".
#OneHappyFamily #FakeNewsAreUs #Spiegel
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Listen to my sister @Dr_E_Kendall tell the story of #Yemen through three objects - I’m biased but I found this absolutely fascinating - starts at 8 minutes in: bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00…
I wish I were as articulate on my niche podcast as she manages to be on national radio 😳
Beautifully delivered barb at the end on the UK’s colonial legacy and responsibility in the region, and the immoral hypocrisy (my words not hers) of continuing to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia while pretending to broker peace in Yemen.
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V interesting Senate Res #Yemen
-Word "condemns" only used against Iran & Houthis, not Saudis
-Warns agnst buying Russian or Chinese weapons
-"indiscriminate" "human rights abuses" apply to Houthis not Saudis who are called out for "concerning behavior"
foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
2/ The Senate resolution title "Supporting a Diplomatic Solution in Yemen and Condemning the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi" but as far as I can see, doesn't "condemn" any individual for it
3/ Only mention of curtailing US support for Saudi coalition in Yemen is declaration of no statutory auth for US "involvement in hostilities in the Yemen civil war" (not the counterterrorism ops) and "supports" ending "air-to-air refueling" (I believe KSA now has that capability)
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