The end of #WW1 saw the beginning of proxy wars, occupation, millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands killed, revolts & the carving up of the Middle East (Sykes-Picot Agreement) by #Britain & #France that would plague, curse & bleed the region for a century (& continues today)
The destiny of millions of people, including my great-grandparents/grandparents/parents & myself included was shaped by a map printed by Colonel Sykes drawing a line from the ‘e’ in Acre to the last ‘k’ in Kirkuk, and thus dividing/re-defining the ‘Middle East’...
The French & the British sent in armies & agents into Syria, Lebanon, Iraq & Palestine to spike revolts, occupy, control & further the colonialist project over the region in the guise of a British/French ‘mandate’ backed by Arthur Balfour, Mark Sykes & Francois Georges-Picot...
2/ According to IG Horowitz report, @FBI opened investigations into @ClintonFdn FRAUDS (and public corruption) in January 2016. IRS opened a companion inquiry in July 2016. Easy to understand why little progress happened through 20 January 2017. Under @realDonaldTrump what gives?
3/ Starting under Wendt, @generalelectric ballooned into finance taking scary risks and failing to explain true financial results transparently. Starting in 2001, @BillClinton did the same thing with @ClintonFdn . One common thread is HORRIFIC ACCOUNTING AND DIRECTOR OVERSIGHT
Right, so lots going on and I'm thinking of doing some stuff. But I need your advice and feedback! If you could answer the following polls (comments also welcome) that'd help loads!
I am thinking of writing an old skool email newsletter. Probably monthly. It'd be a mix of what is on here but possibly with a bit more #digital, a bit more #France and other things that are interesting. Would you subscribe? (I've not included 'maybe' - I need binary!)
Qu'est ce qu'un #procureur?
Son rôle en matière pénale.
Petit #thread dominical illustré
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En #France le #procureur défend la société ; c'est à dire l'intérêt général. Il veiile au respect des valeurs de la République pour que tous vivent en paix. Il agit avec la force de la loi. Parfois appelé avocat général sa mission est de représenter le ministère public.
Pour remplir sa mission, le #procureur dirige l'activité judiciaire de la @Gendarmerie et de la @PoliceNationale et fait procéder à des enquêtes afin d'arrêter les auteurs de faits punis par la loi. Il peut donner des instructions ou faire lui-même des investigations.
#Israel is expected to receive a total of 50 NEW FIGHTER JETS to make two full squadrons by 2024
The money for Air Force Deals is to come from a historic $38b. #US TAXPAYERS #MilitaryAid package to Israel in 2016, which came into force in Feb. of this year.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-…
As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.
In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
1/ The #Saudi kidnapping of #Khashoggi reminds me of the kidnapping of #Hariri. It is meant to embarrass the other party, this time the gov of #Turkey, and provoke a diplomatic crisis. This is drug Cartel methods. It has no other goal than to assert power over the other.
2/ However, resorting to these methods to assert power in the political and international affairs sphere is always a sign of weakness and a sign of a power in crisis. #SaudiArabia
… another official who was detained by Communist #China recently is #NurBekri. He was head of the #PRC's National Energy Administration & was a #Uyghur. He went missing about a week after meeting w/ #Putin. Is it possible that #Beijing fears #Russia is recruiting its people?
The countries represented at the time included Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, #France, #Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, #Russia, #Spain, Sweden-Norway (unified from 1814-1905), #Turkey, and the United States of #America.
The Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference, regulated European colonization and trade in #Africa during the New Imperialism period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.
L'histoire de la #France version 2018:
-ceux venant de l'extérieur étaient toujours gentils et ont tout construit;
-les autochtones les accueillant,eux,étaient méchants et se laissaient vivre;
-d'ailleurs ces autochtones n'existent pas,sauf pour les dénigrer. #HistoiresDuneNation
La Civilisation française, c'est un fin mélange entre une base gallo-romaine, la philosophie grecque, la spiritualité chrétienne, la royauté issue des Francs, la recherche du beau, la culture du débat et de la raison.
Pourquoi tourner le dos à tout cela ? #HistoiresDuneNation
Quant à tous ceux qui ironisent sur #Zemmour, qu'ils soient réalistes: tout d'abord, le peuple français a été très stable jusqu'au début du 20e siècle. Ensuite,toutes les vagues d'immigration successives (dont Zemmour) se sont justement assimilées totalement. #HistoiresDuneNation
Excellent write-up by J. Flores at FRN on Russia going along with western narrative over the IL-20 jet downed on Monday.
That French frigate Auvergne shot down the plane is a long shot, but #NATO wanting to sever #Russia–#France ties is nothing new. fort-russ.com/2018/09/full-a…
Summing up the facts that led to, and followed, the downing of a Russian IL-20 plane.
The French community in the 🇬🇧 is "one of the most important ones in the world, with more than 143 000 French citizens signed up on consular registers" - Europe Minister @NathalieLoiseau addresses the 🇫🇷 community at the @ifru_london
"If there are so many of you which are established here, it is a sign that our talents are sought after and appreciated. You bring a '🇫🇷 touch', so loved in many different fields"
"Beyond exiting the #EU, #France will remain a key partner for the #UK, in every single sector."
three major developments over the past day demonstrate how #Europe seeks to shape the global #Internet. if you only focus on US reg, dominated by politics & not law, you’re missing a major part of the action.
These are the Jihadists US UK France want to evacuate from #Idlib
7 Year US NATO Sponsored Terrorism in #Syria
NATO AlQaeda Rebels Savagely Thrash a Captive Syrian Soldier With Rods Sep 2016
♦18+ Disturbing visuals #Outrage4Idlib#idlibiçin#OUTRAGE
Who is this fascist and white supremacist and what has he accomplished over the past year other than go on a tour of Europe where he told fellow fascists not to be ashamed of being called “racist”? This normalizing of fascism and white supremacy is a disgrace.
And this is the same magazine that ran this headline. A gathering of war criminals was “the biggest resistance meeting yet.”
Steve Bannon speaking to #France's far-right National Front party: "Let them call you racist. Let them call you xenophobes... wear it as a badge of honor." He is a fascist & white supremacist: anyone sharing a stage with him is an enabler. And remember all the oxygen he gets e.g.