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#Pakistan was never a "hired gun" in any war, and it has entered many wars - near and far - for its interests, like any other nation. The narrative of a hired gun is a claptrap; earns political points, but is demeaning for the country, insulting, and self-defeating. /1
History is debatable, but #Pakistan smartly dragged the #US and the free world into a war against the Soviet Union in #Afghanistan; & rightly so. Pak benefited from the project, and also paid a heavy price. The actions of a smart nation that effectively defended its interests. /2
#Pakistan joined the #Bosnia war vs #Serbia+#Russia; helped #Azerbaijan vs #Armenia, #Kuwait vs #Iraq; #Jordan vs militants; supported freedom movements in #Algeria+#Tunisia; backed Western allies in Suez Crisis, helped Kashmiris, & helped counter communism in Arab countries. /3
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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Wednesday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here, with all the data, news and analysis as #Covid19 continues to cause problems.

Slightly less mega today on the thread as I am working abroad and struggling for time and internet. Doing my best!
Starting with the case numbers from the islands of #Greece which I couldn't publish yesterday.

Broadly heading in the right direction, with exceptionally good numbers from #Crete again and #Zante

#Mykonos surges again and is still the most infected island.
2/3 #Covid19 cases Tuesday on the islands of #Greece

#Crete 196 (-148)
#Corfu 53 (-15)
#Andros 1 (-9)
#Chios 24 (+8)
#Ikaria 11 (-10)
#Ithaca 2 (-1)
#Kalymnos (-1)
#Karpathos (-1)
#KeaKythnos 1 (+1)
#Kefalonia 9 (-1)
#Kos 10 (-2)
#Lefkada 24 (-9)
#Lemnos 2 (-3)
#Lesbos 33 (+1)
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The daily #Coronavirus megathread for Tuesday starts early, from Manchester airport.

Because of the early start I missed a few countries from yesterday's thread, first I'll update these #Covid19 totals. Tweets during the day may be delayed due to travel & connectivity issues
1/3 #GreekIslands - yesterday cases nudged lower again in #Greece and there were some very promising data from the islands too.

#Crete cut new cases of #Covid19 by 43% while for #Corfu it was a 48% fall and #Rhodes saw a reduction of 38%.

#Samos and #Chios need watching...
#Greece - #Covid19 on the islands yesterday vs previous week

#Crete 129 (-98)
#Corfu 26 (-24)
#Andros 2 (-1)
#Chios 22 (+11)
#Ikaria 3 (+1)
#Kalymnos 4 (-6)
#Kefalonia 4 (-4)
#Kos 9 (-4)
#Lefkada 5 (-7)
#Lemnos 4 (+3)
#Lesbos 19 (-4)
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Pro-#AQ media channels on Telegram today published in Pdf, the second updated edition of Fayez Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari's book, entitled: “Serious affliction and new birth, fourteen years in Guantánamo”.

1/ Short thread:

Who is al-Kandari?
Al-Kandari is a Kuwaiti jihadist, detained from 2002 to 2016 in the prison of Guantanamo Bay (central topic of the book, the author's dedication quoted: “I will not try to convince you, but I will try to put truth, grave affliction and new birth in your hands”).

Al-Kandari is a Jihad veteran, recruited militants for the Afghan-Soviet war, trained and worked in the Khaldan camp. He personally knew Osama bin Laden and was with him in Tora Bora. Member of #alQaeda and alleged leader of AQ and member of the #AQC.
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Photo from #Srebrenica when Milo and Cedo are carrying a coffin got our attention. We wonder if they knew that they actually carry the coffin of the Muslim army soldier killed in a minefield? Read this very important thread about the deception called "Genocide in Srebrenica" ⤵️
In the photos where the two of them wear a coffin, the coffin is numbered with 1. We saw from the Muslim #Bosnia media that´s the coffin of the youngest victim who was buried this year and whose story traveled the world and became a symbol of yesterday's funeral in #Potocari⤵️
The coffin contained the remains of a young man born in 1979th in #Ljeskovik named Azmir (Aziz) Osmanović, who was only 16 years old in July 1995, and was buried yesterday as the youngest victim. His remains were found two years ago at the Poljanci site⤵️
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Exclusive map and a thread about what has really happened in #Srebrenica. How military composition under command of the Muslim 28th Division left their families and started to break through from the surroundings through the territory of the Republic of Srpska towards Tuzla. ⤵️
During the breakthrough, they lost between 4500 and 5500 soldiers in the fighting. All soldiers killed in combat were declared victims of war crimes, in addition to the captured comrades who were captured, not exchanged, and shot dead, they are actually a victims of war crimes.⤵️
This is the essence of the manipulation that has been projected for decades by the radical Islamist party #SDA in order to create an Islamist state of #Bosnia with its foreign helpers !!!⤵️
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I marched for 16yo Mona, who was in love with a girl and a boy at the same time and thought everyone else was.… #PrideMonth2021
Three months after World Pride in #NYC, I was thrilled to join #Bosnia’s 1st #Pride  in #Sarajevo in Sept. 2019. When @damirimamovic brought it to an end w/Bella Ciao i was reminder:fight vs homophobia & transphobia is fight vs fascism, racism & patriarchy
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In September of 1995. Rade Rogic, a Serb soldier was ritually killed with a knife by #mujahideen Al Harbi Teufik (Tawfik), served with the 5th corps of the Muslim #Bosnia Army, 505th #Buzim brigade. This was not only the murder of this notorious murderer and late #ISIS member. ⤵️
Al Harbi Teufik came in 1992. to serve in Muslim #Bosnia Army as a jihadi warrior with Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 citizenship. In the verdict of the Court of BiH 🇧🇦 in the Alic case, it was confirmed that he also killed Basic Branko, Devetak Mirko, Stambolija Petar, and Borosina Pero.⤵️
After the war in Bosnia, he moved back to Saudi Arabia without prosecution, but it was not the end of his military and jihadi journey since 2013. he became one of the highly ranked #ISIS officials in #Syria with new name Sultan Al Safri al Harbi nicknamed “Abu Nassar Al-Harbi”⤵️
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Important read from Lucy Papachristou @lucypapa96 on the experience of separated families at the HR-BiH border.…
Over the past months, refugee families trapped outside the EU in northwestern #Bosnia have begun trying a new “game”, the "stay game". An attempt by some husbands to join again their wives and children, as legal as possible.
“The fact that these men are denied the right to seek asylum and instead expelled from the country is a breach of international law in its own right”, says Lisa Koerber @eine_Lisa_ , head of the border violence monitoring programme at @NoNameKitchen1
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Watching "Criminal Minds" episode having the unsub trapping a victim under a "swarm of nails" that is intended to kill him and everyone who tries to help.
And a flash-back:
In 1992. we, in Konjević Polje, suffered airstrikes of various intensity and "creativity", launched from Serbia.
We have seen big army planes, but also the small ones, previously used in amateur flights or for pesticides in agriculture.
The most disastrous bombs thrown at us people called sows (krmače). Those where repurposed water boilers, made into explosive devices able to turn a house into dust, in Pančevo. Those where imprecise, mostly taking on collateral killing.
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Dalmatia through history.
Part III:

In previous 2 threads you could have read:
1) about the therm Dalmatia and what it meant in the time of creation
2) what was left of her after crash of Roman authority and arrival of Slavs

In this "sequel" we will see how Dalmatia, from the scattered cities and islands, has become what we consider Dalmatia today.

I will also explain where the historical pretensions of the Italians to Dalmatia came from.

Let's go in order.
Everything we do and don't know about Dalmatia in the period of 2 centuries after the arrival of the Slavs, ie the end of organized Roman rule and written news about the events in it can be underlined and summarized by the provisions of the Peace treaty in Aachen, signed in 812.
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On April 12, 1304 we have recorded presence of Mathew (emissary of Serbian king Stephen Uroš II Milutin) in #Dubrovnik passing by on a meeting with ban of #Croatia and #Bosnia and master of #Hum Paul I of family #Šubić for the interests of his realm ("na rabotu kraljevstva mi"). Image
Earlier that same month king Milutin wrote to Dubrovnik asking them to prepare a vessel for his emissary and to transport him to the city of #Skradin, where the seat of ban Paul was.
So, we know for a fact that there was a meeting between Croatian ban Paul and emissary of Serbian king Milutin at that time.

Unfortunately, sources don't discover us their true reason and subject.
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Sunday's #Coronavirus megathread will, as always, be updated throughout the day with news, data and analysis.

Few paid attention while we warned of rising #Covid19 cases in the Balkans then central Europe. Now everyone's concerned as big nations suffer.

Come inside folks!
And I'll start with Europe's biggest nation (in population), #Germany

A further 27% rise in #Covid19 cases confirmed overnight with 10,572 new infections for Saturday vs 8,311 the week before.
#Brazil's been the focus of much attention of late as deaths soar.

The number of people who were reported to have died of #Covid19 yesterday actually dipped, but only because it's the weekend. In fact 1,940 deaths is 30% higher than last Saturday's 1,498

New cases: 70,934 (+5%)
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The daily #Coronavirus thread is underway.

If Friday turned out to be fearful, we can only hope it's not a shocking Saturday.

More and more countries and regions heading back into lockdown as #Covid19 spreads quicker then the vaccines.

And already today new record - read on..
The first record to report is from crisis-torn #Brazil

For the 3rd successive day over 2,000 deaths.
But it's new #Covid19 cases rewriting the record books today with 84,047 positive tests, that's 12% more than the week before

2,152 more deaths takes total fatalities over 275k
Almost a record for #Norway too tonight.

905 new #Covid19 infections diagnosed in the last 24 hours, just 25 below the national record. Today's total is 31% up on the previous week.

Over 300 more Covid patients have been admitted to hospital in the last 2 days alone.
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#Bihac, #Bosnia migrant camp
#Baseball,Ty Cobb and chemical weapons
Jackie #Kennedy and the horse from Pakistan
#Belarus waits for Biden
#NewYear’s resolution: support your local birds
A Cold Warrior’s advice on dealing with #Russia…
1. If you look at Banksy’s art with the same set of eyes that you would use on a Monet garden scene or an Edward Hopper painting, you won’t get it. ImageImage
2. If you see Banksy’s work as social commentary, however, then it makes perfect sense. Art is simply the medium Banksy uses to have a word with the world, as he did in the “crude oil” style painting he entitled Monkey Poison. Image
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The face and back of #jihad in #Europe and the world. Muslim Brotherhood, violent and civilizational jihad. The case study of #Bosnia, the #SDA political party and its MFA Bisera Turković. Who is she indeed?
During the war in #Bosnia Turkovic was an ambassador of #Bosnia to #Croatia and one of the main persons for the transport of mujahideen warriors over #Zagreb #Split to #Bosnia. This was also underlined in 2005 by the #US congressman Franks from #Arizona.
Mrs. Turkovic has strong roots in foreign relations especially in the #USA 🇺🇸 since her grandfather Mehmed Resic was one of the founders of the branch of "Dzemijetul Hajrije", 1st Bosnian Muslim society in the USA in #Wilpen #Pennsylvania where he was working as a miner.
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Let's start a #Serbian & #Yugoslav map thread.
Here I'll share the best material I compiled over 3 years about the #History of #Serbia & #Yugoslavia.
Let's start with a map of companies implanted in SFR.Yugoslavia.🏭
57 are detailed in the link provided.👇… Image
2. Here comes a #Yugoslav map for foodies.
Unlike for companies, the destruction of #Yugoslavia didn't change the local specialties, which remain the delight of all locals & visitors.
#Meatlovers are like fish in water there, & back in #France I dearly miss ćevap & pljeskavica!🥺 Image
3. Here are 2 pseudo #tourism-maps of #Yugoslavia, respectively made by locals & #Americans.
I wish we helped, as requested, to conserve & protect this #beauty.🕯️
As a citizen of a #NATO country, & especially as a #French, I'm sorry we didn't, even if most of this still exists.🙏 ImageImage
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So 🇧🇦 MFA Bisera Turkovic compared #Serbs with Hitler & suggested abolishing the entity of the Republic of Srpska. This was so disgraceful since the Serbs suffered most from Nazis and Croat Usthasas during WWII in their slaughter camps and pits.
But who is Bisera indeed?⏬
During the war in #Bosnia Turkovic was an 🇧🇦ambassador to #Croatia and one of the main persons for the transport of mujahideen warriors over #Zagreb #Split to #Bosnia. This was also underlined in 2005 by the #US 🇺🇸 congressman T. Franks from #Arizona. ⏬
Mrs. Turkovic has strong roots in foreign relations especially in the #USA 🇺🇸since her grandfather Mehmed Resic was one of the founders of the branch of Dzemijetul Hajrije, 1st Bosnian Muslim society in the USA in #Wilpen #Pennsylvania where he worked as a miner. ⏬
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THREAD As I have my #Bosnia #War diaries out & it's 28 years from 1st #UnitedNations food convoy into #Srebrenica, 6 months under siege:
On 25/11/1992 UN French Gen Morillon announces a convoy with 150 tons of food, some of it also to go to #Serb town of Bratunac, not besieged /2
2/ 26/11 UN convoy reaches Bratunac, is met by "spontaneous resistance" by local Serbs (some bussed in from Serbia across Drina river). Bosnian Serb military commanders declare themself helpless as "people are democratically expressing their anger at UN feeding enemy 'Turks'"/3
3/ 27/11 Same "spontaneity" again. Several hundred "local widows" telling UN (in same phrases) they will not let them through. Dutch convoy commander arrogant & incompetent, Beligian Army truckies helpless, Ukrainian escort disinterested, BSArmy saying cannot oppose people. /4
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I recently submitted my PhD dissertation titled "Illiberalism Beyond Borders. Dissecting Russian and Turkish External Influence in Bosnia and Georgia" at @FU_Berlin. Interested in what I found? Read this thread ⬇️
To begin with, I hypothesise that illiberal external influence (IEX) is more likely to contribute to the contestation of #democracy in a given polity when it appears in the context of a favorable domestic environment and the absence of liberal external counterpressure.
I particularly scrutinise the role of domestic elites in facilitating/obstructing IEX, based on findings by J. Tolstrup, @otansey, R. Vanderhill et al. I also look at how liberal ext. counterpressure can help prevent a major contribution of IEX to the contestation of #democracy.
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First court appearance today of former President Hashim Thaci, charged with 3 other senior KLA leaders of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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The case before the Hague-based special court marks a crucial step for justice and the rule of law – in #Kosovo and beyond.

Victims, survivors, and their families may now finally learn the truth and get justice.

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Two steps are essential now:

1) Ensure robust witness protection, which has undermined so many #Kosovo cases in the past; and

2) Fair trials as soon as possible with the defendants enjoying due process rights.

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Vienna attacker was born and raised in #Vienna
He also had "Albanian roots" (parents from North Macedonia)

The gunman shot dead in the Vienna attacks was also one of 90 Austrian Islamists who wanted to travel to #Syria

Why is it relevant?…
The #Balkans play an important role for #ISIS, which sees them as a buffer and a future battleground. The region already has established networks that can be used to transfer people and to raise support for ISIS.
ISIS has popped up in all corners of the globe, not being contained in the territory it physically controls in Iraq and Syria. Its goal is to create a Caliphate, an Islamic state which holds religious authority over the ENTIRE global Islamic community.
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