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Czech Titus 6x6 wheeled armored vehicles. What they are, why they are and what will they do in context of Czech Armed Forces 🇨🇿. THREAD

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Titus was developed as a joint project between #french 🇫🇷 @Nexter_Group and #Czech 🇨🇿 Tatra Defence Vehicle (TDV). Its build on Tatra 815-7 Force chassis, have protection of NATO Stanag lvl 2-4 and modern architecture.

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In 2019, Czech MoD ordered 62 Titus 6x6 in three modifications. 20 MKPP (fire support coordination), 36 KOVS (signals) and 6 pieces of KOVVŠ (command staff) for little over 6 bln CZK (260 million Euro). First have already arrived. All 62 will be delivered 2023-2024

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#France and #Macron deserve a thread in the context of #Ukraine, #Russia and beyond.

- First, some historical context: France, just like #Britain, is a declining power. This process started with the loss of colonies after the World War 2.

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- A clear geopolitical shift happen with the Suez Crisis in 1956, which marked the emergence of #USA and #USSR as the world powers.

- #France also experienced a humiliating military defeat by #Germany during the World War 2. That shaped rather pretentious politics of ...

.. Charles de Gaulle, who tried to restore the French power with dissenting views vis-a-vis #Americans and #British (or the "collective Anglo-Saxons"). In 1966, #France withdrawn from the #NATO's military command.

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@Europarl_EN #Merkel and #Hollande admit the west didn't want to achieve #peace in the #Donbas through the #MinskAgreements (2014 and 2015).
- They wanted to give the coup regime in #Kiev TIME to #prepare for #war - to help #CRUSH #ETHNIC #Russians Dec 28, 2022
@Europarl_EN cc: @ TaranQ
German '#Merkel' (#Hitler's daughter) in an interview with the German newspaper #DieZeit:
- "The 2014 #MinskAgreement was an attempt to give Ukraine #time. They used that time to get stronger, which you can see today.
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#Goa was liberated from over four centuries of #Portuguese rule in 1961. But the Portuguese occupation saw anti-colonial uprisings including the #PintoRevolt or the #ConspiracyofthePintos. It is claimed that the rebels had colluded with #TipuSultan of #Mysore
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The Pinto revolt at Candolim was the 1st such serious attempt by the people of #Goa to overthrow the #Portuguese. It was a protest against the racial discrimination by the Portuguese.
The conspiracy was hatched largely by the clergy, which was upset at the discrimination ingrained in the Catholic Church against native Goan Christians and a system where the Portuguese were supreme.
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Lets list in my opinion the worst decisions taken or nearly taken by largest navies around the world. #εpsilon Image
The #USNavy #Zumwaltclass destroyers were supposed to have #AGS capable of firing ultra long range 155mm shells, have no shells as they were canceled. Now, to re-add the X-factor the #USN is replacing AGS guns with VLS for upto 12 hypersonic missiles. Costing a lot of $$$$$$$$$s Image
Once the greatest #Navy on Earth, decided it was too great and powerful to have a ship mounted AShM. The #Brits decided #RoyalNavy could retire its #Harpoons without procuring a replacement anytime soon. Luckily , it didnt happen. This is why I feel #UK will cause #AUKUS to fail? Image
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Does Sending “Peacekeepers” to #Ukraine Guarantee World War III?
#Orbán warns of secret #EU plan: peacekeepers for the front in Ukraine?…
#Peacekeepers, peacekeepers from the EU nations, are to be sent to the front lines. If that happens, World War III will draw closer,” warns Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a recent interview.
2- According to Viktor Orbán (59), the plan for sending tens of thousands of peacekeepers to the east of #Ukraine, which has already been discussed among the heads of state of the #EU nations, sounds sensible on the surface:
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#France #pension reform bill #protests continue as King Charles III’s visit is cancelled | Mar 24
- National trade union federation #CGT stated that 3.5 million protestors took to the streets across France Thursday
#Protests over #France’s #pension reform stretch into 9th day | 23.3.2023
#France hit by nationwide #protests as Macron bent on #pension bill | Mar 23
- Workers angry with a rise in the pension age blocked access to a terminal at #Paris' Roissy-Charles De Gaulle #airport, forcing some travelers to get there on foot.…
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French #Pension #Protests Erupt As Over 1 #Million #Demonstrate | Mar 24
- #Paris: More than 1 million people demonstrated across France on Thu against unpopular pension reforms, unions called for new nationwide #strikes…
Over a #Million #French #Protesters March Against #Macron’s #Pension-Age Raise | Mar 23
- Trains were curtailed and many schools were shut down during #nationwide demonstrations…
#Protesters set fire to #Bordeaux #townhall amid anger over #pension reform | 24.03.2023
- Violent protests rock #Paris, many other cities in France, says local media…
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“The US nuclear power industry gets up to 20% of its enriched #uranium from #Russia… France imports 15%. Framatome, which is owned by state-backed nuclear power operator, EDF, signed a cooperation agreement with #Rosatom in December 2021, two months before Russia’s invasion…”🤔
“The #Czech Republic’s energy company, CEZ, has signed contracts with Pennsylvania-based Westinghouse Electric Company and the #French company Framatome to supply fuel assemblies for its [#nuclear] plant in Temelin.”🤔 #sanctions #competition
“In #Finland, Fennovoima, an energy company, terminated a… project with #Rosatom to build a #nuclear reactor. Another company, Fortum, has hired Westinghouse to design, license and supply a new fuel type for its plant in Loviisa, Finland, after its current contracts expire.”🤔
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The American shoe brand #Crocs remains on the Russian market. Retail has resumed work in #Russia, supporting the russian economy despite it’s illegal invasion and #WarCrimes in #Ukraine

Stores have already opened in Moscow – in the shopping centers “Metropolis” and “Afimall”.
Crocs paused operations in March 2022 and resumed again in August 2022.

The brand's retail management and interaction with the franchisee were transferred under the new structure of Claire LLC, which was owned by the former head of the Russian division of Crocs, Eric Petit.……
Claire LLC was established in May 2022, the main owner of the company is Eric Petit with a share of 85%, another 15% belongs to Evgeny Tregubenko, a co-owner of the legal RT-Group, which accompanies M&A transactions in Russia for foreign investors.
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1. #French NGO Sherpa Association which filed a corruption complaint with the national financial prosecutor of #France in 2018 against the 36-aircraft Rafale deal with #India is backed by George Soros's Open Society Foundations.
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Millions of workers in #France join third mass #protest against pension cuts #Macron | -28min
- over 400,000 people marched in #Paris and a total of 2 million protested nationwide, while millions more went on #strike and stayed at home.…
#Macron #pension. #Protesters in #Paris marched peacefully with a very heavy police presence | Feb 7
- Tens of 1000s marched in the cities of #Nice, #Marseille, #Toulouse, #Nantes - against the pension bill that would raise the min retirement from 62 to 64
#Protests in #France continue against #pension reform | Feb 7
- Public transport, schools and refinery supplies were disrupted in France on Tuesday as trade unions led a third wave of nationwide #strikes a day after pension reform legislation
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Why does the US dare to fight Russia in Ukraine?…
If the #US and #Germany deliver their tanks ammunitions with depleted uranium (DU), #Russia will consider it as a "dirty bomb" and will react accordingly.
The 120mm L5 smoothbore gun on the #German #Leopard2 conforms to the NATO Stanag 4385 standard, as does the F1 gun on the French Leclerc and the M256 on the #US M1 Abrams.
The US M829-series and French OFL F2 APFSDS rounds use a DU penetrator, while the German DM53’s are tungsten
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Russo-Ukrainian War: The World Blood Pump

Gradually, and then Suddenly

by @witte_sergei

#NATORussiawar #Ukraine
Since #Russia’s surprise decision to voluntarily withdraw from west bank #Kherson in the first week of November, there has been little in the way of dramatic changes to the frontlines in #Ukraine.

In part, this reflects the predictable late autumn weather in Eastern Europe, which leaves battlefields waterlogged and clogged with mud and greatly inhibits mobility.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Why the Fed wants to crush workers; and more!

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Today (1/19) at 1530hPT, I'm joining my co-author @rgibli and our host, @BradStone, for an @internetarchive/@Coil livecast about our book #ChokepointCapitalism: 2/ Image
Why the Fed wants to crush workers: Fall of Rome speedrun.

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(1/23) This thread is mainly addressed to my #German followers, but it could also be interesting for those who always wanted to know how Germany could become the most culturally leftist country on the European continent. Accordingly, this thread is a #political #commentary by me.
(2/23) It is about the historical personality of the first post-war chancellor, Konrad Adeneauer. I also would like to finally dispel a myth that still plagues German conservatives, by which I do not mean recationaries, but all those who do not want to destroy their own country.
(3/23) This myth is the myth of the "good old", #50s and #60s, #CDU (Christian Democratic Party) and the question of what role a post-war #Germany could have played if #Adenauer and his party had not made completely wrong decisions about essential political directions.
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At least four current ministers have either faced or are facing investigations. Nicolas Sarkozy to appeal overturn corruption conviction.

A few notes about 2023 and various shades of #corruption in #France.

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Gérald Darmanin (Interior Minister)
He has been accused of rape and abuse of power, asking sex in exchange of favours. He admitted the facts but says victims gave their consent for the sexual relations. Two inquiries were oppened and closed wihout him being formally accused.
Eric Dupond-Moretti (Justice Minister)
He has been accused of using his ministerial role to take revenge on judges who were rivals during his years as a lawyer. He was formally accused and the inquiry is ongoing.
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Iran indicts two French nationals on charges of espionage

On 3 January, #Iran’s judiciary indicted two #French citizens on charges of espionage and one #Belgian national in a separate case.…
The names of the French citizens have yet to be disclosed; however, Iran’s judiciary spokesman Masoud Setayeshi said that the two were detained on charges of spying and threatening national security.…
The Belgian national was arrested on unspecified charges in November of last year and has been under review ever since.…
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#LouisVuittonBusiness thread!

1/ If you're a fan of luxury fashion, you're probably familiar with Louis Vuitton. But did you know that this iconic brand has a rich history and a successful business model? #LouisVuitton
2/ Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854 by a #French artisan who specialized in creating high-quality #luggage. The company quickly gained a reputation for its stylish and durable products, and soon expanded into other luxury goods such as #handbags and accessories.
3/ One of the key factors in Louis Vuitton's success has been its ability to adapt to changing trends and consumer preferences. They've consistently released new, innovative products and collaborated with designers such as Marc Jacobs and Virgil Abloh.
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In the 70s dictator Eyadema of #Togo, soldier of the #French colonial army appointed a minister of education called Sylvain Babelem. Babelem was removed, later arrested and charged with corruption for one thing. He defied Eyadema’s bosses: the French government.
During a ceremony held by the French embassy to donate school books to #Togo , Minister Babelem who use to be teacher denounced the fact #France was donating books they’ve removed from the French curriculum to #Togo especially the fact that these books embellished colonialism.
The #French delegation was not pleased with the #Togolese minister questioning their act of “charity” and called his boss dictator Eyadema to complain. Babelem was removed as minister of education of #Togo and that was just the beginning of his ordeals with the neocolonial regime
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France has the 4th largest gold reserve in the world. How?
France holds 90% of the gold reserves of 15 African countries and pays 0% interest on what it makes from those reserves since 1945. These nations however borrow from #France from their own reserves with interest!
When #France created the CFA which was inspired by the monetary system the Nazi imposed on #France during WW2, the FCFA parity was at 50 to one French Franc. On 12 January 1994 #France had the IMF devalue it by 50%: we woke up twice poorer and indebted to #France!
The arguments some are giving to justify the cruelty of the #French colonial empire in #Africa are laughable. Stating that our gold reserves are safer in #France: what a joke!
What do you call safety when the French government assassinate our presidents who ask for our gold back?
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#YEMEN:Hamid Assem: Sana'a will not accept the continuation of the stage of no peace and no war

A member of the Sana'a negotiating team, Hamid Assem, explained today, Thursday, that the visit of the Omani delegation to Sana'a comes as part of a series of visits within
the framework of completing the discussions on the past consultations.. stressing that Sana'a has made it clear to everyone that it will not accept the continuation of the stage of no peace and no war, and our people are starving while our enemies are looting Our oil wealth.
Hamid Assem assured Al-Masirah TV that the situation cannot remain as it is, so either pay the salaries or return to the state of war.. stressing that alleviating the suffering of our people is the priority in any negotiations before entering into any other discussions .

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anyone know the background about #binaryx #bnxtoken and #binance ??? Image
@Okcoin core team founded #seychelles domiciled #jex exchange. Image
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