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@natomission_ru This is #WarOnRussia

per #Brzezinski script
"Take Over The World"

Wait when I cover the " #JFK to 9/11" documentary

who!👑groomed #Hitler to power in post-WW1 #Germany

cause they👑got scared of the #RussianRevolution vs the Tzar family
@natomission_ru Dear @mfa_russia #Lavrov

I'm Czech. We used to hate the Soviets for the 1968 invasion of #PragueSpring Czechoslovakia

When I was at @UniKarlova, we fought #VelvetRevolution & later joined #imperialism pact

#Gorbachev⌛: #NATO
would not grow❕eastwards

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On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Conference of Non-Aligned States in Belgrade 1961, some reflections on the historical research of the Non-Aligned Movement. #otd #ColdWar #GlobalSouth
Undoubtedly and fortunately, historical interest in the NAM has been increasing in recent years. A good overview of the state of research on the 50th anniversary is provided by Mišković et al.(2014) which at the same time gave an important impetus to the research.
Since then, as historical interest in international history, global history, and postcolonial studies has grown, so has interest in the NAM. In this process, research has slowly shifted from the pre-founding and founding history of the NAM in the 1950/60s in three directions:
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If you think you know everything you need to know about the Aug 2020 blast that destroyed half of Beirut - a blast that Human Rights Watch in a recent report calls "one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history" - here are some things that might change your mind
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Did you know that an Oct 2020 FBI report concluded only 552 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded on 4 Aug 2020, a FIFTH of 2,754 tonnes that arrived on a Russian-leased cargo ship in 2013 that was widely assumed from Day One to be the cause of the blast?
Did you know all those bags of "NITROPRILL HD" seen in the photos of the Beirut warehouse were NOT blasting agents? The HD means "high density" which is the way NH4NO3 is prilled for FERTILIZER! "Experts" like Jeffrey Lewis @ArmsControlWonk were wrong to suggest otherwise.
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OTD August 2 1989 Indian soldiers deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPKF) initiate an attack on the coastal town of Valvettithurai on the Jaffna Peninsula. 64 civilians are killed in the attack.
Cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam
had stepped up their attacks on troops of the IPKF, largely by means of hit-and-run tactics and ambushes. On the morning of August 2 an IPKF moved into the town of Valvettithurai, and were attacked by an LTTE unit, resulting in the deaths of six soldiers,
including an officer as well as a further 10 injured soliders.
In retaliation, the IPKF troops went on a killing spree in the town, going from house to house, dragging people into the streets and then assaulting and killing them. Even civilians who were attempting to
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#DAZN #Matchroom
#disruption #sport
#Legacy v's #PurePlay specialists

This week #EddieHearn announced the worst kept secret in sports broadcasting - He's taking his show, Lock Stock, to Mr #Blavatnik first-mover streaming service.

#Thread with a different perspective...🧐 ImageImageImageImage
This is exciting for #Sports fans - Especially #boxing

Lower cost access
More shows
Bigger production

Interesting, it's announced a week after #SundayTimes named the owner of #DAZN as the richest man in the UK (again)!

That rich list is an good starting point to explore Image
We're living through changing times;


What's that got to do with #DAZN & #Sport 🤔

Well, Sport & #Entertainment is big business 💰

It's also used by powerful people to influence Hearts & Minds...
#Sportswashing ImageImage
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1/1: Excellent essay! I would add, first, that a part of this argument could be extended to others than West German #millennials, i.e. to all those for whom #1989 and the #ColdWar were not such big deals.
@ecfr @ECFRPower @dgapev @GSPSipo @Sicherheitspod…
2/2: Second, regarding Eastern Europe, during the last ten years, #NordStream 1 has been a bigger cognitive and geopolitical problem than #NordStream2 whose geopolitical dimension is now, at least, partly understood - even by some #Germanmillennials.
@Konflikt_Sicher @TerekMedia
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#Xinjiang #Uighurs #China
Are There 3 Million Uighurs in Detention Camps in Xinjiang, China?
We speak to Rushan Abbas, founder and executive director of Campaign for Uighurs. She discusses the alleged mass detention of 3 million Uighurs in Xinjiang China.
#Uiyghur “Activist” Quickly Exposed As #CIA Asset Slandering #China…
The CIA and Uyghur Jihadists
The World #Uyghur Congress, which was created by the #CIA during the Cold War, and which the US daily disingeniously portrays as being totally peaceful.…
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Here a #Thread about #ColdWar #jurisdiction #UnitedStates #China #Russia :

After the Second World War and the Cold War, there were brief phases in which major crimes were solved by an international criminal justice system.…
Today the open rivalry between the great powers prevents independent investigations.
For the first time, politicians and the military could no longer hide their crimes behind abstract "acts of state", but were made individually responsible for their actions.
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Had a brain wave / brain fart today - Don't know which?!

Recently re-read x2 #books that seem pretty consequential to modern day news cycles 📚

- #JohnPerkins #ConfessionsOfAnEconomicHitman

- #BillBrowder #RedNotice

Both began their careers for #Boston based consulting co's
#Boston #USA is part of that #IvyLeague playground 🧐

#MIT & #Harvard are in close proximity - Like #Oxford & #Cambridge in the UK (those prestigious institutions also synonymous with producing spy's & leaders)!

Perkins worked for #ChasTMain
Browder for #BostonConsultingGroup
If you look at geo-political history from 1980's - today... These two fella's have really played their part!!

Both books are great by the way... well worth a read!

- #JohnPerkins = #SouthAmerica & #CentralAmerica
- #BillBrowder = #US #Russia #UK #EU ... possibly the world!? 🌐
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#PakistanArmy #COAS Gen Bajwa: #NationalSecurity in the age of #globalization, #information & #connectivity has now become an all-encompassing notion. Surely it is not solely a function of the #ArmedForces anymore.
#IslamabadDialogue #IslamabadSecurityDialogue
#PakistanArmy #COAS Gen Bajwa: #NationalSecurity also includes providing a conducive environment in which aspirations of human #security, national #progress & #development could be realized.
#IslamabadDialogue #IslamabadSecurityDialogue
#PakistanArmy #COAS Gen Bajwa: #NationalSecurity has now become an all-encompassing notion, wherein besides various elements of national power, #global & #regional environments also play a profound role.
#IslamabadDialogue #IslamabadSecurityDialogue
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/09/2021…
Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books | James Joyce | The Guardian…

#fractal #joyce #evidence #books #structures
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here a #Thread about #Albania #Communism #History #COLDWAR :

75 years ago Enver Hoxha turned Albania into a Stalinist development dictatorship
In 1946 the backward agricultural country Albania was re-established as a people's republic.

#BREAKING #Soviet…
The communists carried out the social experiment with tremendous cruelty. It ended in the country's total isolation.
Enver Hoxha will appear as chairman of a provisional government on Friday, January 11, 1946 in Tirana before the newly elected Constituent Assembly of Albania, which abolished the monarchy and proclaimed the People's Republic.
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Happening now: Senate Intelligence Committee considers nomination of Amb. William Burns to lead @CIA

"You deserve a well-earned retirement, but your country still needs you" Chairman @MarkWarner tells Burns as hearing gets underway...
"After four years during which the expertise & judgment of America’s civil servants were at times belittled & discounted, the next director must lead & inspire patriotic professionals w/humility and compassion...& dispassionately judge the actions of adversaries" per @MarkWarner
"I'd like to hear how you plan to reinforce the credo, no matter the political pressure, no matter what, that @CIA’s officers will always do the right thing and speak truth to power" per @MarkWarner
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Honest question to @sendahms and other @mngop & @MinnesotaDFL legislators. If I am teaching the Civil War to 7th graders, how much time should I devote? What key events, people, concepts should I discuss? How should I assess? Remember, I have 50 minute class periods. #mnleg
I'll take it another step further, using the same parameters?
How much time, ... etc. should I devote to the #WWI? Who do I include, exclude? What outside resources can I bring in and which must I avoid? Remember these are 13 year olds and we have 173 school days.
Repeat this for the following:

What battles do we focus on? How do we build context? Outcomes?
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Bigger than #ElChapo bigger than #PabloEscobar 💉💊☠️💰

Big news then, I guess 👀


Huge numbers! $400 billion+ pa 🌎🌍🌏
National security type influence.

Social - Political - Economic

Where does all that money go? 🤔🔁💸
When illegal drug operations get this big, they cross borders, networks become huge & they need protection/assistance

According to well documented incidents, intelligence agencies sometimes oversee 👀

Political expedience
#VangPao #Laos #KhunSa #Golden🔺
There are loads of other well-documented episodes

The untraceable huge sums of 💰 from drugs come in very handy for clandestine funding of "off the books" type operations


When you're fighting for national interests, can it be justified? #ColdWar ImageImageImageImage
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#SubWednesday #Submarines #RoyalNavy #SilentService #SovietNavy #ВМФ #ColdWar
1. In the early 1977, Royal Navy's Swiftsure class leader HMS Swiftsure (S-126) shadowed Soviet Navy's Project 1143 Krechyet class aircraft carrier Kiev during the Northern Fleet's exercise Sever-77.
2. Swiftsure's Captain John Speller ordered the submarine to approach the carrier from behind, moving only a few knots faster than the carrier. As the Swiftsure approched close enough the crew
could only see massive waves created by Kiev's propellers.
3. Swiftsure slipped under the hull of the carrier and maintaing her speed she started to record the noise footprint of Kiev so that
she could be identified by the SOSUS network & other Western submarines.
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China is the largest developing country in the world, a country that is committed to peaceful, open, cooperative & common development. We will never seek hegemony, expansion, or sphere of influence. We have no intention to fight either a #ColdWar or a hot war with any country.
We will continue to narrow differences and resolve disputes with others through dialogue & negotiation. We do not seek to develop only ourselves or engage in zero-sum game. We will not pursue development behind closed doors.
Rather, we aim to foster a new development paradigm with domestic circulation as the mainstay and domestic and international circulations reinforcing each other. This will create more space for China's economic development and add impetus to global economic recovery & growth.
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#LIVE: 75th UN General Assembly session kicks off, and for the first time it is being held virtually with prerecorded messages from world leaders
#LIVE: #UN Secretary-General #AntonioGuterres urges the world to be prevent a #ColdWar and halt conflicts so it can focus on #COVID19 pandemic at #UNGA #UN75 #coronavirus Image
#LIVE: US President Donald #Trump says @UN must hold China accountable for #coronavirus outbreak #Covid_19 #UNGA #UN75 Image
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#Thread : The Bloody History of #Communism - Chapter 2: People’s Republic of #China (PRC) and #Cambodia

#MaoZedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, ruled China as the chairman of the #CommunistPartyOfChina...


#CommunismKills #SocialismKills Image
...from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.

Ideologically a #Marxist#Leninist, his theories, military strategies, & political policies are collectively known as #Maoism.

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Based on the Soviets' experience, #Mao considered violence to be necessary in order to achieve an ideal society that would be derived from #Marxism and as a result he planned & executed violence on a grand scale.

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#ISIS #alQaida - "#Africa is providing them that venue, that safe haven where they can establish themselves" @USSOCOM #Africa Commander MajGen Dagvin Anderson tells @AEI
"We see Islamic State core really needing these affiliates" in #Africa, per @USSOCOM #Africa's MajGen Anderson, adding #alQaida in Africa is even more dangerous, learning from the mistakes #ISIS made in #Iraq #Syria

"They stay below that threshold"
#alShabaab "has become more aligned w/#alQaida...more responsive" per @USSOCOM #Africa's MajGen Anderson
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