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Abdulsalam stressed that as long as the US-Saudi aggression and siege continue, Yemenis have the right to meet and unite with all those impacted by the American agenda, including #Russia. He pointed out that there are new challenges that #Yemen shares with Russia, #Iran, the
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countries of the Axis of Resistance and other countries affected by #American hegemony.

He explained that what is happening in #Yemen is not a Saudi-Emirati aggression because these are only tools of the American agenda. He pointed out that there is a change in regional and
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international opinion, and the Saudi regime is aware that American protection is no longer assured.

Commenting on the continuation of the UN-sponsored #truce, the head of the national delegation said that extending the truce may be the last in the event that employees’
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Thread: 4 August 2022: Day 162 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Ukraine's missiles/artillery continues to target #Russia's military personnel clusters, supply bases, and ammunition depots, straining RU combat logistics. First Ukrainian ship at the Bosphorus. RU using pyramidal radar reflectors to try to avoid HIMARS
Putin speech on 3 August declared "liberal-globalist American egocentrism" over and a "truly multipolar world" dawning, one not based on "self-serving rules" but on "international law, ... sovereignty of nations and civilisations, ... democracy, justice, and equality" (lol).
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#ViktorOrban had a speech that made waves last week. I watched it so you don't have to.A thread.The #Hungarian prime minister went to #Romania in the middle of the #Carpathians in a region where a sizable minority of around 1 million #Hungarians have lived for centuries. They /1
were sent by the #Empire as settlers & have been living isolated, hundreds of km from the border with #Hungary proper, maintaining their language, identity, surrounded by a majority of #Romanians. The choice of the location matters as the audience lives there (star)/2
in beautiful surroundings. #Hungary has been supporting this minority investing in #agriculture #schools loans, building new sports arenas while the #Romanian government has been tolerant of this encroachment on sovereignty to maintain #social #peace good relations /3
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Retired #USA Army Colonel Douglas McGregor in The #American Conservative:
Determined to see his proxy war with #Russia through to the end, #JoeBiden is losing the battle for #Ukraine, and his favorite horse, #NATO, is on its last legs.

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However, there is something that is falling even faster than #JoeBiden's ratings - these are the economies of the #UnitedStates and #Europe.

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When #European bond and stock futures crash and the euro crashes below the #dollar, that's no good, but when #Paris turns off its famous night lights to save energy, it's a sure sign that things are going from bad to worse.

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1/ A 🧵for 🇺🇸: Every #American needs to understand what 9.2% inflation under Joe #Biden means for them and their family:

You are 9.2% poorer than you were under #Trump.

Let me explain:

- #Inflation means prices have risen, which essentially devalues your money.
2/ - Let's say that you made $15.00/hour under Trump; in this economy, you are making the equivalent of $13.62 per hour. Or a loss of $2,870 per year.

- That's right, you took a pay cut.
3/ - To make that up, the average worker must work 24 additional 8-hour shifts. That's just to afford the life you had under Trump.

- That's 24 days less with your family, friends, or to relax.
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Significant statement from caretaker PM @yairlapid: "Two-state solution is a strong guarantee for a democratic state of #Israel with a #Jewish majority."
Interesting moment during the @JoeBiden-@yairlapid presser in #Jerusalem when #Saudi news outlet @AlArabiya correspondent asked @POTUS what the #US is offering #Gulf states on #Iran's malign activity in region, and Lapid on where #Israel disagreed with Washington on Iran policy.
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The exchange of compliments between US President #JoeBiden and occupation officials continues. Yesterday, Israeli PM Yair Lapid praised Biden's Zionism, and today Thursday, Israeli President Isaac Herzog awarded #Biden a "medal of honor" for his support of Israel.
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This support is reinforced today as the US and occupation administrations sign the Jerusalem Declaration confirming their commitment to confront the Iranian nuclear threat.
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Biden also supports extending the terms of the 2016 Memorandum of Understanding, which provided Israel with the largest financial/military support in #American history, amounting to $38 billion.
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1/ 🧵Hmm interesting end to the day today in #Italy… so today there were #TrainStrikes (like UK train drivers in 🇮🇹 are fighting for better) - Power to the people ✊🏾!

However it caused me major issues getting to airport… at some point decided to hitch hike… an unlikely hero🤷🏾‍♂️
2/Taxis weren’t available (odd), no Uber either…
I walked towards a motorway & bumped into a jogger 🏃assuming he’s local! Nope - it was an #American from #Texas on a work retreat!
He stopped, heard my issue - and said “tell you what, come along, I’ll get my hotel to call taxi”
3/ In desperate times, I had no time to reflect and think whether this was wise or unwise - so in autopilot I walked along to his hotel! True to form he told receptionist he needed a taxi urgently… we sat in the lobby chatting - he’s 🇺🇸VERY American🇺🇸!

Anyway, he saved the day
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Thread: 5 July 2022: Day 132 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia's capture of Luhansk Oblast "allow[s] it to claim substantive progress" and for once there was evidence of "reasonably effective coordination" between two Groupings of Forces (Central and Southern). #Ukraine withdrew in "good order". Image
#Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan has doubts it was a good idea to be stood next to #Putin as he launched his war to eradicate #Ukraine, though Khan isn't sure it is really his fault.
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Thread: 1 July 2022: Day 128 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Russia bombed a block of flats in Odesa overnight, killing at least ten civilians
Great move from #Canada. The worries about depleting Western weapons stockpiles are largely misplaced: what is happening in #Ukraine - defending Europe from #Russia - is what these weapons were acquired for in the first place.
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Exclusive Report: 48th US Vice President @Mike_Pence Meets NCRI’s @Maryam_Rajavi, Visits Ashraf 3 in #Albania
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"Fmr. Vice @Mike_Pence: "I traveled more than 5,000 miles from #Indiana to be here today because we share a common cause: the liberation of the #Iranian people from decades of tyranny & the rebirth of a free, peaceful, prosperous & democratic #Iran." 1/15
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"I can say with certainty that the #American people support your goal of establishing a secular, #democratic, nonnuclear #Iranian republic that derives its powers from the consent of the governed." 2/15
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Fmr. Vice @Mike_Pence: "I traveled more than 5,000 miles from my home in #Indiana to be here today because we share a common cause: the liberation of the #Iranian people from decades of tyranny, and the rebirth of a free, peaceful, prosperous and democratic #Iran." ImageImageImageImage
@Mike_Pence "I can say with certainty that the #American people support your goal of establishing a secular, #democratic, nonnuclear #Iranian republic that derives its just powers from the consent of the
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@Mike_Pence "Under the Trump-Pence administration, I am proud that #America did not turn a deaf ear to the pleas of the #Iranian people, and we did not remain silent in the face of the Iranian regime’s countless atrocities."
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My new article just out @ForeignAffairs argues that the #US and #China are not directly competing for #SoftPower. Instead, what we are witnessing is #coexistence of their distinct approaches and practices. foreignaffairs.com/articles/china… 1/10
First, I contrast the more ideational or ideological #SoftPower conception and practice by the #US with the more #pragmatic approach of #China. The #US emphasizes liberal values, whereas #China stresses material welfare and mutual development as part of its vision. 2/10
The #US public diplomacy celebrates and promotes idealized vision of #American democracy. #China promotes its economic accomplishments and fuses practical benefits with cultural programming. This distinction is especially notable in the #GlobalSouth. 3/10
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Thread: 17 June 2022: Day 114 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Australia's new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he is considering accepting the invitation of #Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky to visit Kiev during his upcoming European trip to the #NATO meeting in Spain on 29 June. apnews.com/article/russia…
#France's President Macron generally shifted his rhetoric over #Ukraine during his visit to Kiev with President Zelensky, but at the end shifts right back to where he was.
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Heartening to know that today there are gobs & scads of young #Dentist's who want to learn more about who precisely WAS "C.C. Bass, M.D", and what did he have to say about #PreventiveDentistry?
For the last few decades or so, just about any young #Dentist, when they first learn the real story of who "C. C. Bass, M.D." is, and what he actually did, are puzzled.
A couple of channels results from their #DentalSkool teaching, and thus their thinking.
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What people don't understand about military political operations & weapons support.Simply destroying the adversary army, conducting regime change, killing the leadership & installing a puppet, as well as even creating an army to support your new regime. WONT WORK. IS NOT ENOUGH/1 Image
Because we have seen the #Americans do this
MANY TIMES. And it does not work. #Vietnam for 15 years & tens of billions invested to prop up a failed govt. In #Iraq, destroyed #Saddam's army, installed the puppet government, trained a new army were there for nearly 20 years /2 Image
the #US have disbanded the republican guard, the military, rearmed the #Iraqis with #US weapons.The #CIA had infiltrated and cleansed the politicians. They invested billions of dollars...And guess what...It all belongs to #Iran now...Another example, #Afghanistan, #USA goes in/3 Image
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Our 1st #Session at #GCEG2022 was all about the (dis)connection of #cities, regarding corporate affiliations and #investments: within global and national #CityNetworks as well as with their regional #hinterlands. (1/5)
@maxabuchholz looked deeper into #DisconnectedCities in the #US and identified a changing role of city-regions within the urban systems that goes way beyond the notion of #winners and #losers. (2/5)
Julia Binder and Tobias Mettenberger showed that #DigitalPioneers need good local #relationships if they want to make an #impact in rural areas. (3/5)
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Recently I was writing about the strategic military situation in #Ukraine in context to the analysis of #ScottRitter. Today I want to add some more information. Scott is pointing out some "difficulties" that he sees in the #Russia|n military campaign. I want to name them
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and try to explain, why I do not share his concerns. Not because I want to "debunk" something, but I think, Scott is thinking mainly from a military perspective, and that's why it is always not wrong, to add political and economical elements to it.
#Russia #Ukraine #Donbass
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Scott sees the following issues:
1) There is a army being forged out in central/western #Ukraine and in the #EU states as well. Therefore the #Donbass formations buying time for them to be trained and equipped.
2) #Ukraine will get high amounts of money and be flooded by
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Reading about the non stop commentary about @Tesla & #India by @elonmusk i share the following.
Given that the Tesla is an expensive electric car i understand why they want to first sell before local manufacture.
However in the same breath when they talk of manufacturing in
#Indonesia i would also give the cold shoulder to these requests. Is the argument that Indonesia is a huge local market for expensive Tesla cars or that it will be a export hub? If the latter then why not India to manufacture? Exports don't entail any taxes including for imports.
Over 30 yrs of working with global companies I have realised this strange but true attitude barring exceptions. Manufacture in India is only when they see a huge market to sell their product in India at #American/#European prices with little or no taxes. They will gripe & groan
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Owned by #kings, dukes & sultans, worn by Marie Antoinette, used to pay off a royal debt – and said to carry an ancient curse. It would have to be a #diamond. But not just any diamond. It’s the Hope Diamond, and it's from Guntur in #AndhraPradesh. 1/12 Image
The Hope Diamond is the world’s largest and most legendary blue gemstone. And equally remarkable is its tale, which begins in the famed Golconda Mines in Guntur. But it began life under a different name. 2/12
#gems #minerals
The diamond was discovered by an extraordinary #French adventurer and gems merchant, Jean Baptiste Tavernier, who visited #India in the mid-17th century. It was 112 carats, the size of a grown man’s fist, and it was called Tavernier’s Blue. 3/12 Image
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Thread: 25 May 2022: Day 91 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Head of RT, Margarita Simonyan, says "Either this [war in #Ukraine] ends badly for all humanity, or we win. There's no third option." #Russians to celebrate this "brave new world" where their children can't study in the West: "you ought to be rejoicing".
Difficult to feel sorry for Yevgeny Primakov, but heading up a "Russian soft power" organisation is a tough gig right now
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A severe tightening of Chinese firms is taking shape in the U.S: is #Washington planning to catch two birds 🐦 🐦 with one stone ❓
More than 80 U.S.-listed Chinese #stocks, including JD.com and #Pinduoduo, have been included in a new list of pre-delisting (i.e., forced exit from the exchange), with a total of 105 #Chinese stocks on the list.
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Megalopolis x #Russia: Total War by Pepe Escobar t.me/c/1394010098/3…

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After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.

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Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.
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What #Ukraine needs asap to win the war: heavy #artillery
You might have seen that 🇺🇲 is already helping a lot. This is true. #Ukrainians are thankful a lot. But it’s not enough for 🇺🇦 to protect the whole world from a massive threat to humanity.
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Artillery is the “bread and butter” of war. Ukraine’s “main” artillery calibers are 122 and 152 mm. The problem with 152 mm is that #Ukraine DOES NOT produce ammo of this type (all it has is the legacy from the Soviet war machine).
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Thus, even though 🇺🇦has 152 mm cannons, it is quickly running out of ammo. Given the intensity of the conflict, it won’t be long before 🇺🇦 doesn’t have any 152 mm ammo left. If that happens, 🇺🇦 forces won’t be able to shoot back, and 🇷🇺artillery will overwhelm them.
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