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This was what I worried would happen with @Booker4KY. Not be on the offensive with @RandPaul, who's an abysmal, but only on the defensive when need to. Just like the @KyDems always do, which is a losing strategy. But Booker's running on policies that are materially popular!!!
Here's a fun fact about running in an election... If you run as an Aggressive & Offensive Candidate with Policies that help the People & their Material Well-being, then you win.
Here's how I know; In the 2015 Midterms, @AlanGrayson of the @FlaDems, he won with no problem. He was unapologetic when being a "#Progressive", stands up with his Principles & goes for the Jugular in Political Ads at his Opponents on how their Policies are Wrong, Evil & Bad &...
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Historische Analogien sind riskant, sie können jedoch Horizonte öffnen, durch Aufzeigen von gemeinsamem & unterschiedlichem historischen Situationen.

Der Paradigmenwechsel von der westlichen US-Dominanz zum asiatischen Jahrhundert wird durch Covid19 (Corona) noch beschleunigt. Image
Bis zum Jahr 1820 waren die größten Volkswirtschaften der Welt stets China und Indien. Nur in den letzten 200 Jahren haben Europa und die Vereinigten Staaten ihren Siegeszug angetreten. Gegenüber den 2.000 Jahren zuvor ist die westliche Dominanz eine Anomalie. Image
Natürlich wird sie irgendwann ihr Ende finden. Alle großen Weltmächte scheitern letztlich an ihrer eigenen Macht und Übergröße und gehen unter. Image
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Nach einer gefährlichen und beschwerlichen #Flucht aus #Afghanistan, vor den Häschern der Taliban, ist die Familie unseres #EBS-Kommilitonen nun sicher in Hamburg gelandet, acht (!) Wochen nachdem sie ihr Heim verlassen mussten – erschöpft, aber hoffnungsfroh. (1/n)
Viele haben zu diesem #Wunder beigetragen. Ganz besonders und vor allen anderen #danken möchte ich Markus Richter, außerdem @isabelschayani, @markard_chair, @esteinhauer, Mike Fecke und Julia Schönemann – ohne Euch hätte das nicht funktioniert! Ihr seid meine persönlichen Helden!
Aber auch darüber hinaus haben wir viel Unterstützung von unterschiedlichsten Seiten erfahren, aus der Politik und von Freunden, etwa auf meine Social Media Posts am 20. August.
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Die Bilder vom Großen #Zapfenstreich wecken hier seit gestern zahlreiche Assoziationen und Emotionen – und ich glaube, darüber sollten wir offen diskutieren. Warum? Ein Thread! 👇🏻
Gestern wurde die Parlamentsarmee #Bundeswehr bewusst vor dem Bundestag – also dem Herzen unsere Demokratie – für einen jahrelangen Einsatz geehrt, in dem 160.000 unserer Soldatinnen & Soldaten, unserer Mitbürgerinnen & Mitbürger, ihr Leben riskiert und 59 es gelassen haben.
Wer, wie ich, die Gelegenheit hatte, mit den Soldatinnen & Soldaten zu sprechen, weiß, wie viel ihnen das bedeutet – gerade auch WEIL es eine militärische, zeremonielle Ehrung war. Deswegen war der Zapfenstreich nach meiner Überzeugung genau richtig – und sehr, sehr angemessen!
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Heute ehrt unser Land mit einem Großen #Zapfenstreich vor dem Bundestag den Einsatz unserer Soldatinnen und Soldaten in #Afghanistan.
Die Lehren aus diesem Einsatz werden uns noch lange beschäftigen - etwa, dass wir außenpolitisch zu wenig können & zu häufig militärisch auf die Fähigkeiten anderer angewiesen sind. Und weil sich zeigt, dass eine kluge und langfristige Strategie von Anfang an unverzichtbar ist.
Was heute keinesfalls endet, ist unsere Mitverantwortung für die Welt. Und auch für die Menschen in Afghanistan - Ortskräfte und Frauenrechtlerinnen zum Beispiel - die wir teils im Stich gelassen haben. Hier zu tun, was immer uns noch möglich ist, ist unsere Verantwortung.
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#13ottobre #Afghanistan Non dimentichiamo che da 25 giorni le bimbe afghane non possono andare a scuola.
Non dimentichiamo che migliaia di afghani a rischio sono nascosti o stanno tentando la fuga, abbandonati dall'Occidente, mentre sempre più si moltiplicano segnalazioni
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sulle promesse di amnistia tradite si veda questo articolo. Impressione è che non sia strategia centrale. I talebani non riescano a trasformare il loro movimento in un governo con un comando centralizzato. Cambia poco se sei un bersaglio, ovviamente
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Tra promesse di aiuti ma 0 volontà politica di fare i conti con governo talebano (per esempio cominciando corridoi umanitari) si è svolto il G20 sull'Afghanistan, un successo italiano (finalmente un po' di multilateralismo).
L'analisi di @battiston_g
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Commander #SohrabAzimi - RIP
A man born in the 1990s, it would take him approximately 30-40 years after formal education and rising through the ranks in his chosen profession to really make an positive contribution to his country. Image
Had we had another 5 years we would have finally changed the misfortunes of our country. We would have reformed the army and set #Afghanistan on a permanent path to peace and prosperity. Something that our fathers failed before us. Unfortunately, we have joined that list.
There were many young men rising rapidly through the ranks in the army and were about to replace these incompetent fools. There were young men rising throughout the #Afghan society in general. We were betrayed by our corrupt, criminal and coward elders. Now Abroad!
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Remarks on #Afghanistan from @PentagonPresSec's #DOD presser today in this THREAD. 1/n defense.gov/News/Transcrip…
QUESTION: On #Afghanistan, is there been a decision yet on providing financial compensation of families of those civilians killed in the August 29th strike?

MR. KIRBY: I don't have an update for you on that today. 2/n
Q: Does the secretary owe Congress an update on over the horizon planning for #Afghanistan?

MR. KIRBY: I think what the secretary made clear in his sessions a week or so ago was that we would certainly communicate with Congress to the degree that they need more information...3/n
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated virtually in G20 Summit on #Afghanistan today; called on international community to forge a unified intn'l response without which it would be difficult to bring about the desired change in their situation.
PM Modi stressed on preventing Afghan territory from becoming source of radicalisation & terrorism. Also called for urgent & unhindered humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens & an inclusive administration
PM Modi underlined the need to ensure that Afghan territory doesn't become a source of radicalisation & terrorism, regionally or globally; emphasised on need to enhance joint fight against the nexus of radicalisation, terrorism & smuggling of drugs, arms in the region.
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#BREAKING EU announces 1-bn euro aid package for Afghanistan Image
#UPDATE The EU has announced a €1 billion aid package for Afghanistan, "to avert a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse," the bloc's chief, Ursula von der Leyen says Image
#UPDATE G20 leaders gathered on Tuesday for a virtual summit focused on addressing the looming humanitarian crisis in #Afghanistan, with the EU kicking off proceedings by announcing a one-billion-euro ($1.2-billion-euro) aid package u.afp.com/UvDj #G20
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As per this report, gun battle between Taliban and ISKP reported in Kabul this eve. #Afghanistan
More on the explosion in Kabul reported earlier today by some sources. It looks like the news has been suppressed since then. #Afghanistan 👇

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#11ottobre #Afghanistan al MAO di #Torino ho visto questa maiolica persiana del 16mo secolo, quindi in piena islamizzazione. È l'immagine di una donna sinuosa, il capo libero da veli, una donna nella quale prevale il valore della bellezza. Image
Mi fa riflettere su come la religione possa contare meno delle tradizioni e della cultura del momento anche su temi cruciali come appunto il "corpo" delle donne che oggi i taleb "sauditizzati" vorrebbero invece così 👇 Image
È un tema su cui riflettere per evitare errori di comprensione, confusione tra canoni tradizionali e quelli religiosi, tra simbolismi di guerra e ostinazioni arcaiche. I talebani sono al potere e sono destinanti a restarci per un bel po'. Se vogliamo ottenere risultato per
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#CheGuevara was killed in Bolivia some 54 years ago today. #AhmadShahMassoud and Che were both formidable guerilla commanders. They had so much in common and yet so different in ideology. They both fought for what they believed was right and a just cause for their people.
They were from different backgrounds and cultures. One was fighting for communism, whilst the other against communism. Che was jaguar of the jungle whilst Massoud was the snow leopard of the mountains. Both were charasmatic and deeply respected for their abilities on the field
Had they met- there would have been no need for a translator. They would have understood each others language. The language of taking on a far superior force with limited resources, but the might of your people behind you. The language of #GuerrillaWarfare. Men of the field!
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Today some Afghan students protested in front of Pakistani embassy in Kabul, calling on Pakistani government to open the Torkham crossing. Apparently most of them are enrolled in Allama Iqbal scholarship program. #Afghanistan #Pakistan ImageImageImageImage
Meanwhile on the Pakistani side of Torkham:

Laborers are on strike today (marking the 5th day of their protest) in Landi Kotal. They are demanding that Pakistani authorities reopen the Torkham border for pedestrian movement.

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Another video from the women's protest in Kabul. #Afghanistan

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Le livre « Death of the West » du politicien américain Patrick Buchanan :

- Patrick Buchanan a travaillé avec 3 précédentes administrations américaines. Il a déjà écrit plusieurs livres sur la détérioration de l'Occident, dont le dernier est « la mort de l'Occident » prédisant Image
un effondrement brutal de la société occidentale dans un avenir proche et expliquant comment l'#Amérique considérait l'islam politique comme sa plus grande menace et qu’elle n'a pas réussi à le vaincre. L'écrivain voit l'échec de l'#Amérique contre l'islam politique en
#Afghanistan comme étant le début de la mort de l’Amérique. Quant à la deuxième raison, selon Buchanan, c'est le changement démographique en Occident en raison des cas de mort naturelle, un vide comblé par la jeunesse immigrée, qui en fera bientôt une majorité dans certains pays.
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ISKP claiming targeted gun attack against Taliban members in PD-7, Jalalabad, Nangarhar. Presumably carried out today. #Afghanistan

Taliban getting wrecked by ISKP every day and yet its leaders say they don't need international help. I mean ok then 🤷‍♂️ ImageImage
Original claim. Image
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#9ottobre #Afghanistan Amaq, l'organo ufficiale dell'ISKP, il braccio locale dell'ISIS, ha rivendicato l'attentato di ieri - giornata di preghiera - contro la moschea sciita di Kunduz. Conferma che era un attacco contro la minoranza hazara ma diffonde anche identità kamikaze 1/10
E' un uiguro, parliamo cioè di quella minoranza turcomanna e mussulmana della popolazione cinese da anni oggetto di una pesante repressione in patria, dalle cui fila vengono militanti che fanno base in Afghanistan cioè oltre confine. La Cina cerca collaborazione dei taleb
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proprio per evitare che il nord-est afghano diventi base del movimento (come già accade per i terroristi tagiki e uzbeki). Ricordiamo chi sono gli hazara e perchè vengono colpiti: si tratta di una minoranza di origine mongola (visibilmente asiatica nei tratti) da sempre
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An update on #afghanistan:

The #AfghanEvac coalition and other groups have not forgotten the American citizens, legal permanent residents, visa holders, and other Afghan allies who are still in Afghanistan. We are continuing to work to find ways for you to leave the country.
The communities are coordinating with the US government and working toward safe and predictable relocation opportunities for those eligible.

If you and your family are currently in a safe location, please stay there for now.
We understand the US government is working to get American Citizens, Green Card holders and other Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) evacuated immediately and we understand that the they are working on plans to help visa recipients and applicants.
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Mal was anderes: Es geht um #Nehammer, #Afghanistan, #Medien und 1 wichtige Entscheidung des #Verfassungsgerichtshof|s.

Spätestens ab 20. Juli 2021 hätte Behörden und Gerichten klar sein müssen, dass Abschiebungen nach 🇦🇫 rechtswidrig sind.

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Eine der großen Geschichten im Sommer: 🇦🇹und 🇩🇪 wollen am 4. August 2021 Menschen nach Afghanistan abschieben, obwohl schon viele mediale Berichte, dass Taliban auf Vormarsch sind, viele Menschen fliehen.
#Dessi wendet sich an #EGMR: Dieser stoppt #Abschiebung. #BMI zetert. 2/10 Image
#Nehammer verkündet daraufhin nahezu täglich: "Innenministerium hält an Abschiebungen fest". Medien apportieren, ohne kritische Einordnung. Sogar am 13.08.21 wird es noch als Meldung gebracht - am Tag der Einnahme Herats.

Kurier hier nur exemplarisch (Auge @JChristandl) 3/10 Image
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#URGENT: Explosion rocks Sayed Abad Mosque in Afghan #Kunduz city, according to Al-Arabiya sources
MORE: Reports suggest that dozens of people have been killed by the blast in Shiite Mosque

At least 50 dead in #Afghanistan's Kunduz mosque blast - AFP citing hospital sources
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Interesting coincidence that #US @DeputySecState Wendy Sherman is in #Pakistan two days after her #Iran counterpart Deputy FM Ali Bagheri was here. DepSecState @wendyrsherman played a key role in the original #JCPOA negotiations. /1 ImageImage
#Iran Deputy FM visit in the same week is coincidental. @DeputySecState Wendy Sherman's visit is focused on #Afghanistan, and the "important and longstanding #US-#Pakistan relationship," in her words. Here's @StateDeptSpox statement on the meeting with NSA @YusufMoeed. /2 Image
DepSecState Sherman's visit comes at the intersection of several issues: topping the list is #Afghanistan, but also jitters in #India at the renewed #USPakistan engagement, and the regional security situation [#Gulf+South Asia+#China]. /3
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Meanwhile deadly blast reported in a Shi'ite mosque in KhanAbad, Kunduz some minutes ago. Very little doubt that it's ISKP. #Afghanistan

Blast, which appears to be a suicide blast (PBIED), reportedly took place inside the Shi'ite mosque during Friday prayers. #Kunduz

Another video from near the mosque blast site in Kunduz.

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Another severed human head found in Jalalabad, Nangarhar. #Afghanistan
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PICTURE of the severed human head (belonging to an elderly man) that was found this morning on a road side in Jalalabad, Nangarhar. #Afghanistan Image
Taliban has not yet commented on the severed human head found in Jalalabad. But a source tells me this man was a Salafi who was likely beheaded by the Taliban over suspicion of links with ISKP. There's currently a shadow war going on b/w TB and ISKP.

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