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A personal #thread on the #IraqWar and how it changed my career path:

It was 10:16 pm on March 19, 2003, I threw a bag of chips at the television in disbelief: Watching from my student apartment in New Haven, the invasion had just been announced on television. /1
My 🇳🇴 and 🇭🇷 room mates were looking at me a bit bewildered. Yet for months, a friend of mine @YaleLawSch with extensive experience in the Middle East kept telling me that the 🇺🇸 government would invade. I did not believe her. She had been right. /2
I was spending a year at @Yale studying international relations and security, the most intellectually rewarding time I’ve ever experienced.
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Podcasting "Twiddler"; Hey look at this; and more!

Archived at:…

#Pluralistic 1/ A mandala made from a knob and button-covered control panel.
This Thu (Mar 2) I'm in #Brussels for #Antitrust, Regulation & Political Economy, with a who's-who of EU and US trustbusters. In-person and virtual attendance are free:

On Fri (Mar 3), I'll be in #Graz for @ElevateFestival:… 2/
Podcasting "Twiddler": What makes digital platforms so enshittification prone?

TK 3/  Image: Stephen Drake (modified) https://commons.wikimedia.o
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I media #Cinesi stanno dedicando ampio spazio alle rivelazioni esplosive contenute nell'articolo del giornalista statunitense #SeymourHersh e gli animi sono molto infiammati dall'indignazione. Hersh ha fornito dettagli su come le agenzie di intelligence statunitensi hanno (1/11)
pianificato il #Sabotaggio del gasdotto #NordStream su ordine del Presidente #USA Joe Biden e su come la Marina statunitense ha fatto esplodere le condutture del gasdotto con la collaborazione delle forze #Norvegesi. Dopo la pubblicazione dell'articolo, #Washington ha (2/11)
subito smentito la notizia come "fake news" ma questa smentita non convince nessuno. I cinesi insistono perche' la comunità internazionale chieda spiegazioni a Washington.
Hersh, 85 anni, è un giornalista vincitore del #PremioPulitzer, più di 50 anni fa il suo reportage (3/11)
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Why the Fed wants to crush workers; and more!

Archived at:…

#Pluralistic 1/ A vintage postcard illustra...
Today (1/19) at 1530hPT, I'm joining my co-author @rgibli and our host, @BradStone, for an @internetarchive/@Coil livecast about our book #ChokepointCapitalism: 2/ Image
Why the Fed wants to crush workers: Fall of Rome speedrun.

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Américains et alliés compromis, eux, font des

<< Guerres Propres >>

#Gladio Image

#Ukraine the everlasting present

Ukraine's independance through an american's eyes

by @RussiaTodayNews… Image
Actifs financiers gelés !

un patriarche de 2 présidents américains

a eu les siens aussi gelés !

#PrescottBush était en affaires avec les nazis

#Skullnbones 322

gendre de #Walker………
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1/ Niemand beweert dat allochtonen heilig zijn; wat ik verwerp is de karikatuur van de onbeschaafde en onbeheersbare Ander, die de allochtoon voorstelt.

Dat allochtonen, vanuit een moslimgezin of anderzijds, beter opgevoed moeten worden, gaat dan ook totaal mijn punt voorbij.
2/ De foto hierboven is van #AbuGhraib—voor een hoop mensen een eerste confrontatie van een vleugje van de westerse terrorisme en oorlogsmisdaden.

Door alsmaar de moslim te associëren met terreur, zie je niet meer wat er in je eigen achtertuin gebeurt.
3/ De ene keer is de moslim een terrorist, de ander keer een dierenbeul en nu weer een vrouwenonderdrukker en een vrouwensisser. Door alsmaar te verwijzen naar de Ander, staart men zich blind voor de eigen kwalen.

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The story of Colin Powell is unfortunately one of tragedy and failure, not struggle and success.

It’s true he was a senior officer at time when there few black senior officers.

It’s true he become a civilian leader at time there were no black civilian leaders in the US.

When called upon to actually ‘lead’ Powell failed.

More correctly, he showed his true character.
By going to the UN and knowingly making a false case for war, and then afterwards shrugging it off by the simple ‘I follow orders. It’s what I do’ he revealed his true nature, and the reason for his success.
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On 10/7/01, when the US launched the #WarOnTerror w/ Operation Enduring Freedom, they littered Afghanistan with Tomahawk missiles, cluster bombs, and pamphlets like this offering $$$$ for al Qaeda & Taliban fighters.
Like thousands of others, I was sold to the US for bounty money, sent to a black site where I was tortured & then sent to Guantanamo. I was only 18 years old. I wasn’t a fighter. I wasn’t al Qaeda leader or Taliban.
At Guantanamo, I met farmers who were sold by neighbors who wanted their land. I met charity workers, teachers, engineers, all kinds of men who were sold as fighters.

[Me at #Guantánamo Camp 6 2012]
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Do you remember #Janabi? Abir Al Janabi. A 14-year-old #Iraqi girl. In 2006, Janabi's father stopped sending Janabi to school in fear of the #US Army's focus on his daughter. The Army who was establihing "#democracy" and "#human rights" in Iraq. 1/32
Janabi used to stay at home, spending her days of adolescence playing with her younger siblings.
The U.S. military's security checkpoint was located just 200 meters from Janabi's house. One day, a #USsoldier notices Janabi. And Janabi and her family were doomed right then. 2/32
For a few days at first, the #soldiers repeatedly came to Janabi's house in the name of search and made ugly gestures towards her. One day the four #armies decided that today they would be the day to enjoy Jamabai and kill some #Muslims. 3/32
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1. US invaded #Afghanistan after #Taliban refused to hand over Bin Laden after 9/11 attacks.
2. US invaded #Iraq based on tortured “confession” of Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi that AQ was working with #Saddam to get WMDs.
3. But, just like AQ, there no WMDs in Iraq - until invasion.
4. Abu Musab al-#Zarqawi left Afghanistan to set up AQI in Iraq to fight US.
5. His tactics were so brutal than even AQ central tried to curb them.
6. Shia and Sunni groups who’d both fought occupiers turned on each other while US back one against the other.
7. Abu Ghraib abuse images shocked the world but Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (#torture) first used in Kandahar, Bagram and #CIA ‘black sites.’
8. Alleged AQ & Taliban captives sent to #Guantanamo where General Geoffrey Miller applied US approved torture methods.
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1/ The case of #JulianAssange can be depressing & overhwhelming. The persecution has cost this man & his family a decade of their lives. So here is a short thread (with cartoons) summarising the key reasons, Britain must not continue to be America's lapdog Image
2/ This prosecution is politically motivated. The US wants to hide its horrendous record of murder, rape & torture of innocent civilians like ElMasri… .
It does not want to be embarrassed for the incompetence & warmongering that destroyed entire nations. Image
3/ It is astounding that even though the defendant's conversations with his lawyers were spied upon and the prosecuting team is revealed to have conspired to kill / harm the defendant, the trial continues without any impediment.…

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