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The Biden story is a cover for Trump’s favor (quid pro quo) to Putin to force Zelenski withdraw troops from Donbas & relinquish the region to Putin.
Putin has a multi step plan to achieve 'Novorossiya'

“Novorossiya” is an archaic term for an area that was controlled by Russia during the imperial czarist times of the 19th century.…
🔑Like the Saudi Nuke Deal TeamTrump hasn’t stoped trying to implement a plan to help Putin regain control of Eastern Ukraine.

A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates
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Andrew Miller, Stone’s "wingman," will appear at Stone's Nov trail for lying to Congress & the FBI

With Altered Map, Trump Insists He Was Right About Dorian Heading for Alabama

Hurricane Dorian's death toll rises to 21 as it charges up Southeast coast

Buyer of Jeffrey Epstein’s jet has ties to sanctioned Venezuelan

Epstein Court Docs Could Implicate ‘Hundreds Of Other People’

DEMs Target Trump’s Pardon Offers to Immigration Officials

Trump wants the national parks to generate revenue—creeping privatization

Earth just endured its hottest month on record, and Greenland's massive ice sheet is melting an alarming rate.

Nevertheless, Trump has attempted to remove many of the guardrails installed by the Obama adm to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases.
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This agreement between #China & Iran is one of most important #geopolitical developments of the year & its outcomes will reverberate beyond the geopolitics of energy field

▪️ $280bn to be invested by China in #Iran's oil, gas & petrochemicals sectors 1/…
- China will get minimum guaranteed discount of 12% to any oil, gas & petchems products that it'll buy; plus another 6 to 8%
-China to speed up development of #Phase 11 of South Pars gas field -from which Total had withdrawn, in response to US sanctions
-Also, production from 2/
from Iran's West Karoun oil fields to be increased by addit' 500,000bl/d by end of 2020
-China's imports of Iranian oil to stay high, even to be increased=>a continuous undermining factor of US sanctions policy

-China can delay the payment of Iranian oil, gas and petchems 3/
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Possiamo affermare senza tema di smentita che #UK abbia una tradizione di eccellenze nella #SciTech (Science & Technology). Se il suo Gov riuscirà a gestire profittevolmente l'opportunità #silkroad #China (col "carburatore" a moneta sovrana £) l'#EZ sarà solo un brutto ricordo.
Il 4-1-2017 lessi (forse fra i primi) questa news: "La #Cina/#China ha appena presentato una nuova linea ferroviaria '#SilkRoad' che arriva fino a #Londra. Gli Stati Uniti dovrebbero essere preoccupati". Era chiarissima la sua portata economica.🚆💴💷💵…
Il piano avrebbe aiutato la #Cina, così come l'#Asia, ad acquisire solidi legami commerciali nel mondo. La #SilkRoad equivale ai collegamenti terrestri e la "strada" si riferisce a una rotta commerciale marittima con 71 paesi che fanno già parte del progetto, tra i quali 🇷🇺 e 🇳🇿.
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Trump’s scam is failing him, and he’s in a panic over it

Whatever policy recs Trump makes — family separations at the border, tax cuts for the super-rich, pulling out of the TPP— We can be virtually certain that he is wrong.
Use him as a guide to to do the opposite.

Pelosi’s words resonate on the global stage, which draws attention in foreign capitals, & carries a message from the US by simply arriving.

House Speaker Pelosi is an ambassador abroad, an emissary for bedrock democratic values & the promise of stability.

Tom Barrack & Trump have been friends & confidants for more than 3 decades, but now no longer speak.

B/c Trump said he didn’t get any of that Inaugural money, & didn’t know Tom paid $26M to Melania’s friend’s firm, even though they chatted multiple times daily.🙄
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Biden puts Trump to shame

Biden made the case that Trump fundamentally doesn’t understand the job. “Trump offers no moral leadership; seems to have no interest in unifying this nation, no evidence the presidency has awakened his conscience in the least,” he said.

Biden recounted the parade of Trump horribles — from Charlottesville (“very fine people on both sides”) to raising fear of a refugee “invasion” to calling Baltimore a “disgusting, rat-infected and rodent mess” that “no human being” would choose to live in.

Biden did accuse Trump of pouring fuel on the fire, retweeting white nationalist messages and cutting funding to fight domestic, white nationalist terrorism.

He said Trump’s invoking of mental health as the issue was “a dodge”
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At least 20 people died and 26 injured in an El Paso mall shooting.

Suspect is ID’d #MAGA #Radicalized

Shooter drove to the border town of EL Paso to kill immigrants. #HateCrime

All children have been permanently moved from Homestead detention center.

Deutsche Bank Tech Issue Causes Six-Hour Email Outage in U.S.

Danske Bank has outlined plans to quit Russia by January next year after the Danish bank was rocked by allegations its Estonian branch was involved in a mind-boggling $230bn money laundering scandal.

Danske has closed the Estonian branch, which was accused of laundering money for Ukrainian arms traders in NoK & Iran

In Dec 2009, Thai police 
intercepted a flight en route from NK to Iran loaded with 40 tonnes of weaponry, including anti-aircraft rockets.
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Putin has actively sought to destabilize the EU by supporting nationalist, populist parties like the League. In May, the Austrian gov’t fell after a video revealed the leader of Austria’s R wing discussing public contracts in exchange for RU campaign aid.…
“Funding to an Italian political party by a foreign state is illegal,” said Emanuele Fiano, member of Parliament who called on Mr. Salvini to appear before the Lower House to explain the financial negotiation heard on the tape.…
“It’s also dangerous to know that an Italian party has a contract of collaboration with a foreign state,” he added in an interview.

Two former prime ministers from the Democratic Party also called on Wednesday for an official inquiry.…
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‼️Are Brazilian President-elect Bolsonaro, Justice Minister Sergio Moro, Glenn Greenwald, Pierre Omidyar and Evgenyi Bogachev, (FBI's most wanted black-hat hacker) involved in an international coordinated cybercrime aimed at destabilizing the Brazilian democracy?

“A Brazilian hacker, codenamed "mysterious peacock" exposed confidential documents on Twitter claiming to have traced Bitcoin deposits on the sum of 300k USD paid from The Intercept to Evgenyi Bogachev, FBI's most wanted black-hat hacker.”

Trump Claims PBO Knew about FBI Russia inv’n: 'You're Going to Find That Out'

Trump said former PBO "had to know" about the FBI "setup" to investigate his campaign, but shied away from directly accusing Obama of initiating the inv’n for the time being.
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Assessing the Risks of Chinese Investments in Sub-Saharan African Ports

Sub-Saharan African ports play an integral role in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. 46 sub-Saharan African ports tied to Chinese entities have been identified. #BRI…
🏮China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in AFRICA
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Trump’s company sells a Beverly Hills mansion to firm linked to Hary Tanoesoedibjo, an Indonesian billionaire

He is Trump’s biz partner on 2 projects in Indonesia — a resort on the island of Bali & a golf course and resort in the forests of West Java.…
Meet The Donald Trump Of Indonesia: Another Billionaire Who Wants To Be President: Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Chairman of MNC Corp…
Like Trump, Hary is becoming a magnet for scandal, including a recent allegation (previously unreported in the West) that he was involved in a plot by a previous Indonesian president to frame a former government official for murder.…
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Why frequent confusion about China's Belt & Road Initiative?
Answer: Failure to understand Chinese domestic politics

At @ForeignAffairs I highlight 2⃣domestic drivers 🚘 of #BRI #BeltandRoad

Paywall-wall 🆓 this week
The confusion surrounding BRI defies a stereotype of China’s leadership as strategic and coherent.

Because China is an autocracy, many assume that its leaders formulate farsighted grand strategies, which subordinates work to faithfully execute.

🇨🇳 Chinese regime is FAR FROM COHERENT

National agendas are formulated at top & proclaimed by leaders...

Yet implementation is left to a litany of committees, ministries & local governments, tasked with translating grand vision into concrete policies and projects
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With #US sanctions on #Iran, this is the time for #Pakistan to squeeze #Tehran on #IRGC's destabilization inside Pak+alliance with #India in #Afghanistan+#Chabahar. #Islamabad should leverage IRGC's use of Pakistani markets/ports for smuggling and evading
#US sanctions. #Pakistan should not look away this time as it did during #Iran-#Iraq war in 80s when #IRGC used Pak facilities to dodge sanctions. Let's remember how the Pasdaran, who are #India's allies in Iran, bluntly threw Dr AQ Khan under the bus in 2003 creating the biggest
crisis for #Pakistan's nuclear program, and how #Iran joined #India diplomats in openly lobbying #China to end #CPEC part of #BRI bcz "#Balochistan is not safe" while sponsoring terrorism to ensure #Beijing changes its mind. This is the moment to isolate
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#China Belt and Road Initiative Explained Thread 👇

#BRI (via @IIF )
1) Invest billions in countries every other investor in the history of the world whether public or private has passed over because of corruption, crime, weak institutions, no education, list goes on infinitely
2) Realize that those countries (or projects) will never be able to repay the debt for the investment but it's ok because #China gains geopolitical and military influence

(one wonders why nobody has has sought this type of influence in the past, except for the Soviets)
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📌Mueller Delivers Report on RU to AG

📌Barr will meet RR & Mueller this weekend on how to proceed.
📌’No further indictments’ are the key operative words. Means Mueller will not file additional Indictments.

📌However, he likely filed many SEALED INDICTMENTS.

This is not an end but rather a new beginning.

OSC is a contractor to DOJ; his office will be wrapping up; but if he secured any indictments under seal, they could be handed off to other divisions of the DOJ.

Ex: handed off to DC, EDVA, SDNY & other jurisdictions

Michael Beschloss suggests, Mueller waited for the 46th anniversary of the Watergate tape where President Nixon tells John Mitchell, ‘I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover-up or anything else, if it’ll save it – save the plan.’
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📌Friday is the day the grand jury indictments come down!

📌Investigators looking into lawyers’ contacts with Cohen after FBI raids

📌Brennan Predicts Mueller Report, & More Indictments On Friday & added, if a DonJr is indicted Trump would likely fire him.

“This Fri is better than next Friday b/c next Fri is the 3/15, which is the Ides of March,"

“& I don't think Mueller will want to have that dramatic flair when he delivers what I think are going to be are his indictments, the final indictments as well the report."

The Trump administration’s efforts to fast track transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia enjoyed the assistance of a lobbying firm Prime Policy Group (PPG), that represented Ukraine’s then pro-Russian government. #Manafort #Stone #Black
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"I want to warn the world about an unprecedented danger that’s threatening the very survival of open societies.

…I’ll focus on #China, where President #XiJinping wants a one-party state to reign supreme."…
"Xi is trying to consolidate all the available info about a person into a centralized database to create a 'social credit system'..people will be evaluated by algorithms that will determine whether they pose a threat to the 1-party state. People will then be treated accordingly."
"#China is not the only #authoritarian regime in the world, but it is undoubtedly the #wealthiest, #strongest & most developed in machine learning & #AI.

This makes #Xi the #most #dangerous #opponent of those who believe in the concept of #OpenSociety."…
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Michael Ryder and @Bkerrychina kicking off today's @RSAsianAffairs conference on China's Belt and Road Initiative, hosted at KCL, supported by the Wilson Center. Papers will be published as forthcoming issue of Asian Affairs - free to members of the RSAA
What will happen if Belt and Road Initiative leads to significant economic dev - will they lean towards political openness? This would not necessarily be desirable for China. In reality - tendency is NOT for 66 countries involved to move towards democracy with growth @shirleyzeyu
Much talk about possible 'debt trap' for recipient countries. What about risk to China, who will have invested massively via Belt and Road? Autocracies, authoritarian regimes may not uphold their obligations. @shirleyzeyu
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REVEALED: What exactly did Vanuatu sign up to when it joined the Belt and Road Inititative?

The Daily Post has seen the seven documents.

Details here:…

1) China ‘forgives’ a ‘no interest loan’ worth RMB 20 million from 2004. It was used to finance the Melanesian Spearhead Group HQ in Port Vila.

Former and current Finance officials insist this was a grant, say they knew knew nothing of this until 3 weeks ago.
2) RMB 300m grant for container inspection equipment. An archive search suggests this is a previously unannounced project. No details are available.

Being able to inspect the contents of every single thing passing in and out of the country has obvious appeal.
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China will try to avoid military adventurism because of the lesson highlighted by American examples. But in the yrs ahead, it will find itself pulled towards foreign military entanglements because of its rapid expanding interests and footprint around the world.

1/ BRI routes
China's military, #PLA, is increasingly called upon to protect China's interests around the globe, including along the routes of the #BRI with its share of unstable polities. The rapid modernisation of the #PLA will enable China to project power much more effectively

The combination of the demand for #PLA to project its power in advancing China's interests globally as well as its modernising capabilities mean that the #PLA will be more likely than ever to be pulled into a foreign military entanglement.

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\0 #BRI and its disdiscontents: while in NZ #PwC、United Frontlings、pollies、their families、cacademics tirelessly tout Xi's project, others begin to realise its consequences. How long will it take for them to volte-face & reinvent selves as #nuanceds?…
\1 Take, for the sake of the argument, one Jason Young of @nzccrc. In '15, he was apparently invited to some #Xinjiang BRI event in and liked it just fine. As per 曹参赞's retroactive #CorrectGuidance—“you will listen!” And sit up and listen they did. #WIN…
\2 So that was '15, OK. But not a year ago, he was telling the People's Daily he believed China would certainly “further globalise”. Very stable genius! (It will take one to back pedal from all this BRI-luv.)…
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Bombing of #Syria: a horrible action based on preposterous claims of chemical weapons use.
Please consider in the broadest context: not fundamentally about oil, resources, or contractors. It is about a conflict with the world's New Paradigm led by #Russia-#China alliance and #BRI
The constant barrage of #Russiagate and #MuellerTime nonsense, aimed at preventing @realDonaldTrump from developing good relationships with #Russia (and #China), is partly to blame for putting him in a position where this bombing made sense, just weeks after announcing pullout.
So, cui bono? The no-good and still-existing British Empire, which brought us the fake Steele pee-pee dossier, the absurd rush to a conclusion in search of evidence re #Skripal, and the Syrian propaganda crew known as the "White Helmets":…
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April 1, I rallied w/many Chinese American organizations in Philadelphia for PEACE and JUSTICE between the USA and China.

We condemned the Taiwan Travel Act & anti-China actions by Congress & FBI.

Most important, we called on USA to join China’s #BRI!
This is the first half of a speech given by my friend and colleague Richard Black, a founding member of @ZeppLaRouche’s @SchillerInst. Please listen to his devoted call for US-China Win-Win Cooperation.

He underscores Premier Li’s call for a great increase of US-China trade.
Second half
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Regarding the decision of the Trump administration to impose tariffs on China:

Naturally this policy runs counter to the absolutely necessary approach -- for the USA to join the #BRI as an equal partner.

Nevertheless, I implore my friends to step back and take a wider view -->
In 1999, Tony Blair gave an infamous speech at University of Chicago on behalf of the British 'establishment,' setting policy for the international Neoliberal/Neocon foot soldiers of the British Empire.

His subject: a sophistical justification of evil regime change wars. -->
Blair stated: "War is an imperfect instrument for righting humanitarian distress, but armed force is sometimes the only means of dealing with dictators."

He went on to claim that 'national interest' is among the viable justifications for overthrowing a dictator. -->
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