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1. News: President Trump: We want to get stimulus money to the people, Democrats view it as a political issue - Thread 8.1.20 @realDonaldTrump #Relief #Democrats #Stimulus
2. Dr #Fauci faces criticism for #COVID outbreak response: Daughter's a Twitter software engineer.

This comes as Silicon Valley increasingly cracks down on so-called misinformation about virus from people who don't automatically accept what experts say nationalfile.com/faucis-daughte…
3. News: Dr. Fauci reluctant to specifically criticize protests/ riots in relationship to spread of #COVID-19 (coronavirus disease):

“I didn’t say protests do anything,” #Fauci said.

#Protests
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“The greatest long term threat to our nation’s information & intellectual property & to our economic vitality is the #counterintelligence & economic espionage threat from China.” —Christopher Wray, #FBI Dir on the significance of China’s threat to the US (& its allies) #IPTheft
“If you think this is just an intel issue, govt prob or nuisance just for big corps—you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s the [Americans] who’re the victims of what amounts to Chinese theft on a scale so massive—it reps one of the largest transfers of wealth in history.”—#FBI Dir Wray
“We’ve now reached the point where the FBI is now opening up a China-related counterintelligence case—about every 10hrs. Of the nearly 5,000 active CI cases in the US—50% are related to China.”—Christopher Wray, FBI Director on China #IPTheft #Surveillance #ChinaModel #中国模式
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committed against #American citizens/taxpayers, is the idea that #JulianAssange can die in #Belmarsh Prison for exposing the #truth - @Snowden may die in #Moscow, afraid to come back to face 35 for #espionage, and #whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning can contemplate suicide...
Yet for some reason, thousands of retired #military/#intel - like #GeneralMcChrystal, can not only sell-out to any private intel company they want...but...(it gets better)
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QUESTION: The terrorist responsible for the #Pensacolashooting on 6 Dec, 2019 had been linked to Al Qaida for almost a decade. We asked Hans Jakob Schindler @FightExtremism, "What does this say about Al Qaida's current activities in the 'West'?" Follow this thread for the answer.
ANSWER: "The newly obtained evidence form the two phones of the perpetrator apparently show not only his long standing association with AQAP (at least since 2015) but that he planned and prepared the attack for a long time, potentially years.
This demonstrates that AQAP remains the al-Qaida affiliate that is most geared towards attacks outside the immediate conflict zone, in particular attacks on US, European and other Western targets.
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1/ Thanks @tdotmcelwee for making me aware of this. What's interesting about the case against the Saudis involved in espionage in Twitter is that in the new filing it explicitly mentions that Zabarah accessed private Twitter data FROM a wireless network in the office of a guy
whose company was doing sketchy shit with social media. Previously it had read like AlZabarah was doing checks on the fly in Twitter head office. However he did much of this via VPN in Saudi. Before it seemed like maybe he wasn't documenting it or backing up the data, I am now
convinced that the historic data of thousands of vulnerable Twitter users is in the hands of this Saudi company and the intelligence services, to consult as they please. Now that is disturbing. #espionage
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INFOGRAPHIC🔎Timeline of @FBI’s #FISAAbuse in Trump Campaign Investigation

#EpochTimes provides a comprehensive timeline of details from the #IGReport, describing how the #FBI rushed to #Spy on the Trump campaign and the flaws in its case.

See more: theepochtimes.com/infographic-ti…
In its pursuit of establishing #Surveillance on the Trump campaign, the #FBI turned its attention to @CarterWPage in the spring of 2016, culminating in the issuance of a #FISA warrant—which allows for some of the most intrusive #Spying methods on an US citizen.
As part of this process, the #FBI relied extensively on the flawed #SteeleDossier, leading an @FBI legal counsel to note that this was “essentially a single source FISA.”
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1. just want to tell you a minor,but nice story.When I published my book on #WikiLeaks: #DossierWikiLeaksSegretiItaliani (#RCSRizzoli),Julian #Assange wrote an intro to my book with his signature.He authorised the publication of his intro,BUT asked me NOT to publish his signature
2. my book #DossierWikiLeaksSegretiItaliani came out in Sept 2011 with the Julian #Assange's intro and I didn't make his signature public, as he had requested. For years I was laughing at that bizarre request of NOT publishing his signature: it was a funny request, I thought
3. but then last year I got access to #UCGlobal files on the #espionage activities targeting Julian #Assange,the #WikiLeaks journos and all of us: lawyers,journos,doctors,activists,etc. inside @embajadaECUUk.Well,Julian #Assange was definitely right about protecting his signature
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The @FBI published a wanted poster and an indictment of 4 “Chinese military-backed hackers” for their alleged roles in the 2017 #Cyberattack against credit company @Equifax.

Article by @JoshJPhilipp | (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/hackers-indict…
The @FBI described the breach as “the largest known theft of personally identifiable information ever carried out by state-sponsored actors.”

Yet, despite the rare exposé of Chinese soldiers, little has been said about the #Hacker unit they were allegedly part of.
The case that most closely resembles this is the May 19, 2014, indictment of 5 Chinese #Military hackers for multiple alleged #Cybercrime acts committed between 2006 and 2014.

They were identified as being part of the #Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army.
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US #opening #argument CIA officers exposed, years of work at a cost of millions of dollars lost; US cyber weapons available for any to use against US. [20200204]
#Schulte is on trial for leaking CIA cyber weapons to WikiLeaks. US #opening #argument says his motive: disgruntled, started #information #war against CIA even in pretrial confinement (referencing attempted leaking class info to #WikiLeaks and disinfo campaign). 20200204 #day1
US #opening #argument stresses CIA relied on #Schulte & others. 'CIA had to be able to trust group of elite programmers. In #2015 he was given special level of trust. He became a #sysadmin for CIA software. He had super access. #Schulte was the 'catastrophe' 202004 #day1
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Germany has massive research cooperations with #China – often without realizing their background. Research ministry emphasized need for China expertise in 2015-2020 strategy, but even platform initiated by @BMBF_Bund contains wrong information, I report @faznet (in German) 1/
The current China strategy from @BMBF_Bund is offline since a few days - "Publication of a new strategy is not planned", the ministry told me. @maxplanckpress is currently reconsidering its approach. "China is a miracle", 15y ago Beijing repr. of @helmholtz_de said - and now? 2/
For 2019, @helmholtz_de had announced a new China strategy, but there isn't any: The topic is "now of high importance for research policy", hence there would be more consultations with ministries. Confusion everywhere - and problems #influence #dependencies #espionage #dualuse 3/
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(1/8) @bbc says #Assange “evaded justice”…

and despite evidence of systematic & consistent due process violations in all jurisdictions continues to actively suppress legitimate concerns that these proceedings may not amount to “justice” at all.


Well...
(2/8) In 1940, Hannah Arendt, arrested for anti-state propaganda, successfully escaped the Gestapo and Vichy internment and received asylum in the US.

Did she “evade justice”?
(3/8) When the USSR invaded Hungary 1956, Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, an outspoken critic of the Soviets, sought diplomatic asylum at the US Embassy in Budapest, where he spent the next 15 years until his safe passage could be arranged.

Did he “evade justice”?
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Thread on #TanajiTheUnsungWarrior

Why should we watch #Tanhaji
#GuerillaWarfare #MarathasStrategicWarfare

The #MarathaEmpire was founded by the Maratha warrior #ChhatrapatiShivaji, in response to the chaos and misrule that prevailed in the Deccans in the late 17th century,
which occurred as the Mughal Empire expanded into southern India. Hindu nationalists revere the Maratha Empire, which has its origins amongst Hindu warrior people of the western Deccan peninsula.
Hindu nationalists revere these spirited warriors who are not just supremely brave, but also are backed by absolutely brilliant warfare strategy and wisdom, because they reversed centuries of steadily increasing Muslim political control/dominance & misrule over the subcontinent.
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It's all about transgression! So bring your best examples of #medieval sex, sin, #spying, schemes, & personal/political/#Military #sabotage to @IMC_Leeds using Twitter! Info below.

Pls RT/share #CFP link widely! @SydneyHistoryPG @suss_sg @SNU_AsiaCenter @upsystem @Eng_Univ_Tokyo
Twelve-Tweet #teaching removes barriers to participation. Now accepting your 100-word abstracts / 2020 #CFP.s for #History (#Military/#espionage/#medieval)
Send to: cushingmediaeval at gmail dot com
Example #conference: @stuffofwar #WTOStc
Example format: twitter.com/i/moments/1045…
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Shashi Tharoor, lately known for his anti-British position has ironically been recruited by the son of a Pakistani British #spy in his firm CTD Advisors, heavily infested with former British intelligence chiefs advocating foreign intervention in #Kashmir.
greatgameindia.com/ctd-advisors-r…
Isn’t providing "insider knowledge" for cracking business deals to former intelligence chiefs of a foreign country by serving member of Indian Parliament a conflict of interest, if not an economic offense and an act of #espionage?

Our exclusive report 》 greatgameindia.com/ctd-advisors-r…
Shoaib Bajwa - son of Pakistani British spy & founder of CTD Advisors who wants to rebuild “Global Britain in modern times” since it lost influence in Commonwealth after WWII, by constructing new economic corridors through "insider knowledge" via his firm joined by Shashi Tharoor
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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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21. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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Nobody expected
@GenFlynn to do what he did.
#GeneralFlynnForTheWin🏄🏻‍♂️🦅♟
(Thread)
On Sept. 29, 2016,
#TimeMagazine published
a leak
by the #IntelligenceCommunity:
Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC)

There was no source for this claim.
time.com/magazine/us/45…
On Oct 7, 2016
#Obama's #DepartmentofHomelandSecurity
& Office of the
#DirectorofNationalIntelligence
#OfficiallyAccused
the Russian government
of hacking of the #DNC
“to interfere with
the US election process.”
dhs.gov/news/2016/10/0…
#GenFlynnKnew
that #Russian amb #SergeyKislyak was the subject of a FISA warrant
& his calls were being monitored.
The #Obama admin
had accused
#Russia of hacking the DNC
so #GenFlynnKnew
that by getting charged
on #aProcessCrime
he would get the evidence
of #FISAcorruption.
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼
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25 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019 🤨👇🏼
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#CPEC is the backbone of #Pakistan's Grand Strategy. Enemies are keen to foment trouble in #Balochistan to sabotage the project.
A hike in terror attacks has been witnessed in the past months in Balochistan especially in areas in proximity to #Gwadar which is part of #Sabotage.
Killings of #Hazara Shias in Balochistan helps the enemy kill two birds with a stone.
1. It causes trouble in Balochistan,
2. It decreses confidence of Shias in the state of #Pakistan and leads to anger and frustration in Gilgit Baltistan, The Critical province in #CPEC.
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Assange Superseding Indictment - 17 counts politico.com/f/?id=0000016a…
The classified info Manning stole (at Assange’s direction) and uploaded & JA subsequently posted named local Afghanis & Iraqis assisting US & coalition forces, putting them at grave risk. Further Osama Bin Laden letter reveals he sought this classified info ‘published’ by WL
Examples of significant Activity Reports related to the AFG & Iraqi war Assange published w/out redacting names of human sources who were then vulnerable to retribution by the Taliban in AFG or the insurgency in Iraq.
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As #espionage & #Eurovision coincide, here's #Albania the 1st finalist in this #history thread.
(Also for my #Australia readers seeking relief from #ausvotes as you start your Saturday, it's impressive you convinced them your continent counts 😎)
Next: #Азербайджан #Евровизија
For #Eurovision #Азербайджан and #Spying studies, here's an article from @warisboring about Azeri #aviation being well-placed to use my #Soviet favourite (Foxbat) to work #intelligence against my #USAF (Blackbird).
Zoom zoom 😎💕

nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/spyp…
Next up for #Eurovision finalists with an #espionage twist is #Denmark, whose #Spying #Police (PET) scored a serious scoop in turning Colonel Oleg Gordievsky, the #Russian rezident (lead KGB controller), which later inspired actual #JamesBond plot points:
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/m…
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F U CNN for giving a traitor airtime so he can continue to spread #propaganda!!!
Aliso, this POS should still be in prison!!!!
Manning was originally sentenced to 35 years in military prison for leaking documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, but former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence after she had served seven years.

#espionage #insiderthreat #spy

#traitor

businessinsider.com/chelsea-mannin…
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Please RT! 12-tweet #teaching topic "When #Military #History was changed by the #environment" - all eras welcome!
Part of @esehtweets parallel sessions 21-25 Aug, #CFP due 30 Apr.
cc @stuffofwar @SMH_Historians @WarintheFuture @Army_Leadership @madpadre1
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Remember after ESEH #military #history vs #environment, @MedievalAcademy 2020 is up next!
Can't make it to California?
Not a problem, we can do #medieval #espionage on Twitter too. Here's those details, reply to me by 15 May so I can meet their deadline: medievalacademy.org/page/2020Annua…
Due to the disaster the deadline is extended to 30 May...and please remember to mark Medieval Academy, Kalamazoo medieval, SMH military history, and Leeds medieval 2020 on your calendars & send your submissions asap! Possible pop culture spy and KGB history events as well.
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