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Okay... Let's talk about the decade in which I was born... [THREAD]
Now, you may well claim right from the get-go that I'm not properly qualified to talk about the 1980s in great detail, since I only lived through a little over 18 months of it in person, and much of my experience of it was second-hand at best.
Naturally, I'm not going to claim to be an unqualified expert on the decade - I'm not a professional historian (cultural, political or otherwise), and while I can claim to be the last generation to remember the #Berlin Wall, I don't exactly remember where I was when it came down.
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#Abizaid warned that #CounterTerrorism officials are concerned about efforts by #Iran & by its proxy, to lash out at the U.S.

she warned that Iranian leaders remain "intent on retaliating in the US for the Jan. 2020 killing of former IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.” Image
Abizaid testify before a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss security threats, Sept. 21, 2021, Capitol Hill.
@ODNIgov @ODNI_NIC @mvhaydencenter

Abizaid further warned in written testimony of #Tehran’s ongoing efforts to “build operation Image
capacity against U.S.-based organizations and people.”
"The threat from #Iran also faces us overseas, particularly in #Iraq, whet Iraqi Shia militant groups pose the most immediate threat to US interests" per #NCTC's Abizaid

@CIA @DefenseIntel @FBI @inteldotgov @WHNSC Image
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1. questa vicenda va oltre l'allucinante, oltre #GeorgeOrwell. Nasce osservatorio per distinguere vero da falso. E indovinate con chi collabora? Con l'#AllianceOfDemocracies huffingtonpost.it/entry/nasce-id…
2. è assolutamente allucinante che nasca osservatorio sul vero e falso in collaborazione con think tank cassa di risonanza dei militari,fondazione #GeorgeWBush,#AtlanticCouncil allianceofdemocracies.org/supporters/
3. io mi chiedo come @repubblica e @corriere possano prestarsi a un'operazione come questa. Un osservatorio che distingue vero da falso in collaborazione con think tank del complesso militare-industriale USA allianceofdemocracies.org/supporters/
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"Why are you angry Sarah?"

I'll show you shall I?

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@VP admitting wars have been over oil,
Soon they'll be over water...

Saying it so casually..
Like America didn't destroy half the world with their genocidal oil wars,

The "news" are silent
#Iraq #Libya #Syria #China
No comment needed.
BBC casually admitting that they've been lying for 10 yrs

We are a monetarily sovereign nation & cannot go bankrupt.

Austerity
-Which was never an economic need, it was/is an ideology
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Has killed at least 150,000 souls in this very rich country,
As they lied for the government
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@fvdemocratie Jeetje, dat [ #Omtzigt] voelt echt pijnlijk. Ik ga die boek ruilen voor een grote pak Gauloises blondes. Ik heb Pieter hoog gewardeerd ivm MH17. Bij deze stop ik ermee.
@fvdemocratie #MH17📖 youtube.com/playlist?list=…

2nd📺Prof. #JoepLange, my boss on board🚩 #WarOnRussia✈falseflag

🔎12m:14s that's what I call a motive. Dutch #WRR⤵ advised NOT to invest in🌍health📍 anymore▶

#WRR⤵scientific council for @Rijksoverheid

📨 @CourtMH17
@fvdemocratie @Rijksoverheid @CourtMH17 #MH17 thread📖 in reply to @PieterOmtzigt. It's all there, @Het_OM @politie. Nobody listens to me & when I tried to report it, I got parked in mental institution for 2 weeks

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#Pakistan was never a "hired gun" in any war, and it has entered many wars - near and far - for its interests, like any other nation. The narrative of a hired gun is a claptrap; earns political points, but is demeaning for the country, insulting, and self-defeating. /1
History is debatable, but #Pakistan smartly dragged the #US and the free world into a war against the Soviet Union in #Afghanistan; & rightly so. Pak benefited from the project, and also paid a heavy price. The actions of a smart nation that effectively defended its interests. /2
#Pakistan joined the #Bosnia war vs #Serbia+#Russia; helped #Azerbaijan vs #Armenia, #Kuwait vs #Iraq; #Jordan vs militants; supported freedom movements in #Algeria+#Tunisia; backed Western allies in Suez Crisis, helped Kashmiris, & helped counter communism in Arab countries. /3
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#BREAKING : Explosions near Al-Qaim on the #Iraq-#Syria border along with warplanes heard in the area.
U.S. has denied any such airstrikes targeting a convoy and two vehicles of Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah (Iraqi militias) being struck (Allegedly)

So points it on #Israel 🔥🍻
Tell you this. Recently Russia said Foreign troops in #Syria is worrying. Russians speaking from the position of strength . Iraq situation is so bad #US troops had to hide inside their base few days ago on eminent rocket strike. It happened. Like Afghanistan Iraq a gonner for US
🇷🇺🇸🇾 President Vladimir Putin met with President of Syria Bashar al-Assad in Moscow.

💬 #Putin: The main problem lies in the presence in some parts of the 🇸🇾 country of foreign armed forces without any mandate from the @UN or your permission. Image
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Initial unconfirmed reports on social media of an airstrike being conducted on the #Iraq/#Syria border.
According to reports a #PMU checkpoint was reportedly struck.
Two vehicles have reportedly been struck in the airstrike, no casualties reported.
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Was watching #CLEvsKC #KCvsCLE & realized that there's more accountability in sports broadcasting for athletes who make mistakes than for politicians who led #USA into criminal, brutal wars in #Afghanistan #Iraq & elsewhere.
The @Browns punter mishandled a snap, & @Chiefs got ball deep in Cleveland territory & scored a touchdown. Immediately, broadcast feed focused on the punter, I assume so that angry Browns fans could see if he felt sufficient shame that his mistake cost his team dearly.
Meanwhile, as people in #USA go without because the government doesn't have enough money to meet their basic needs, as its military murders people in Somalia, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, etc, the media completely neglect the politicians, generals & pundits who
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Criticism mounts in Pakistani Twitter on a campaign in #Iran that links #Pakistan to alleged #Panjshir/#Afghanistan [This meme is viral: ]. But a self-censorship persists in Pak media on critiquing Iranian foreign policy. I explore this in this #thread /1
Near total [unofficial] blackout on this story in #Pakistan media [] (incl on statements by Iranian MFA spox; ex-pres #Ahmadinejad in Indian media). This self-censorship is unusual; leads to questions like this journo to Minister: /2
#Iran's regional outlook, incl on #Afghanistan, needs better study in #Pakistan. The policy of self-censorship on discussing Iran on Pak media should end. Also, decouple Iran study/analysis from religion/sect; and decouple it from our #GCC relations. /3
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#WATCH: Arab News' Editor-in-Chief @FaisalJAbbas recounts vivid memories of the day when the #September11 attacks took place arab.news/8drqj
#WATCH: Airport security, state surveillance, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, #September11 changed the world in so many ways, says Arab News Editor-in-Chief @FaisalJAbbas arab.news/8drqj
#WATCH: The US wars in #Iraq and #Afghanistan following #September11 were militarily successful but an utter failure in nation building, according to Arab News Editor-in-Chief @FaisalJAbbas arab.news/8drqj
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#Israel unmasks secret #Iran based where the #IRGC trains and distributes drone technologies to proxy militias across the region.

See

And
#Iran counters the negative publicity today centered on #Israel revealing the location of secret Iranian base that trains proxy regional militias by making public this decision: granting visual access to IAEA to Iranian installations

The #US embassy in #Iraq raises alarm on the drone attack at #ErbilAirport

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#September11 Spotlight: Ethnic & sectarian divisions in #Afghanistan & #Iraq were never something Americans or other Western powers could simply “fix,” writes David Romano | arab.news/c35bz
#September11 Spotlight: After failures in #Afghanistan & #Iraq, banishing such grandiose policy goals as “nation-building” from #US imagination might prove wise, writes David Romano | arab.news/c35bz
#WATCH: After #September11, America launched a campaign of “nation-building” in #Afghanistan & #Iraq. Read more here: arab.news/c35bz
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Okay so I have something to say about all of you attacking former Pres. #GeorgeWBush today for his powerful and timely words: please STOP. Let’s put him into context shall we?! 1/
2/ #GeorgeWBush was a president 8 months when 9-11 happened. He ran and won on a domestic agenda. He did not oppose #VotingRights (he signed REAUTHORIZATION in 2006) nor did he go after women’s #ReproductiveRights Full stop!
3/ Yes, he is a son of wealth and privilege. So were almost all of our US Presidents. Yes, he wasn’t the most articulate of our Presidents. All true. However, does anyone think him not a decent- God fearing man? Because he is.
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#BREAKING #IRAQ

🔴 IRAQ : EXPLOSIONS HEARD IN VICINITY OF ERBIL AIRPORT! 🚨 💥
SIRENS SOUNDING AT US CONSULATE! 🚨
DRONE ATTACK TARGETED THE AIRPORT! 🚨 💥

#Video of recent drone attack that targeted #Erbil airport, air defenses repelled.

#BreakingNews
#NEWSUPDATE :
Initial reports:

▪️Exlosive drones targeted coalition soldiers and airport.
▪️Three drones shot down by air defences.
▪️ Casualties still unknown.
Behind the attacks, there are allegedly Iran-backed Militias.
#NEWSUPDATE : #IRAQ #ERBIL

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At least three blasts were heard near the airport. According to initial reports from Rudaw reporters citing security forces, the blasts occurred outside the airport perimeter. 

There are no immediate reports of casualties.

#ATTACK
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#Spotlight: From the invasion of #Afghanistan & #Iraq, new #surveillance powers, to the opening of #Guantanamo, #September11 changed America | arab.news/bs3gk ImageImage
#September11: The total cost of the post-9/11 wars in #Afghanistan & #Iraq is estimated at $6tn, making them the most expensive in US history | arab.news/bs3gk ImageImageImage
#WATCH: After #September11, President Bush launched a #WarOnTerror & sent US troops to #Afghanistan & #Iraq. Read more here: arab.news/bs3gk
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The War in #Afghanistan was OVER in LESS than 1 year of starting Ops

#Obama supported the Withdrawal from #Iraq and shifted the Military into Afghanistan -- both of these moves were a STRATEGIC MISTAKE

President Trump is often critical of the Bush-Cheney decision to Invade Iraq

And he makes a good point.

Iraq and Afghanistan are very different Lands. The Wars in each region are linked due to the Timing, but they were NEVER the same.

The Oil Fields in Iraq are STRATEGIC
Once the US became involved in Iraq the analysis shifts.

Sunk Cost best practices require dismissal of the Past (ex: Bad Decision to Go In) and a Focus on Forward Looking Analysis

Stabilizing the Oil Fields in Iraq under US-NATO Control has Strategic Geo-Political Value
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Ayatollah Raisi in a phone call with the President of France @EmmanuelMacron: "The Iranian government welcomes the development of relations with France, especially in the economic and trade fields, and we are ready to start comprehensive cooperation with Europe from France”.
"Certainly, the political independence of Iran and France is a valuable resource for establishing a balanced, strong and stable relationship between the two countries, and our common interests in preventing the involvement of external factors in these relations”.
In response to the French President's remarks about the meeting of the heads of Iraq's neighbouring countries in Baghdad, Ayatollah Raisi said, “#Iran has always been by the side of the Iraqi people at different junctures”.
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#EU Foreign Ministers meet today for #Gymnich. They will discuss #Afghanistan. But then they will discuss the #Gulf. This is a rare occurrence - EU Ministers have discussed #JCPOA often but very rarely regional geopolitics between the #GCC, #Iraq & #Iran. They do now because… ⬇️
…because of the #Baghdad_summit last week and #France’s involvement in it. Most in #EU that #Iraq can be the hub for regional diplomacy in the #Gulf, building on talks btwn #SaudiArabia & #Iran. Reality is that with no progress on #Yemen these talks are shallow but ⬇️
…but I welcome choice to discuss #Gulf geopolitics at a #EU level. Hope there is some realism in acknowledging this is a security matter, not a diplomatic misunderstanding. #US retrenchment will inevitably lead to more #Russia & #China in the Gulf. It is already happening. So ⬇️
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1/9: #Afghanistan is a stark reminder that in foreign policy you need both to be clear about your goals and to execute them well. Over years the #US and its allies fell short on both counts.
2/9: The intervention was legitimate & justified (unlike Iraq). An act of self-defence to halt a clear international terror threat. The first purpose was not to end #Taliban rule, but to deal with a consequence of it. Of course the two rapidly merged.
3/9: Inevitably once we were there new goals were added. Suppressing poppy growing for opium, protecting & supporting #Afghanwomen, nation building, training armed forces. All laudable goals, but where to draw the line & how to define success?
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عقد مجلس الوزراء العراقي جلستة الاعتيادية يوم الثلاثاء ٣١ آب، إستهلها رئيس مجلس الوزراء السيد مصطفى #الكاظمي بالحديث عن مؤتمر بغداد للتعاون والشراكة. @MAKadhimi @IraqiGovt
#مؤتمر_بغداد2021 #تعاون_وشراكة #لأجل_العراق #مؤتمر_بغداد Image
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I’ve seen lots of discussion lately about #Taliban-captured weapons in #Afghanistan, much of which is ill-informed. So, I’m going to discuss five myths about this topic in this THREAD. 1/n
(Note: The format for this was inspired by this excellent “five myths about the #Taliban” article by @a_a_jackson that you should also read) 2/n

washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-m…
Myth 1: The #Taliban have captured $88 billion worth of weapons & equipment.

Not true. That number is (according to @SIGARHQ) the sum total of funding appropriated (not all of which was spent) for security reconstruction (mostly, the #ANDSF) since 2002. 3/n
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Former US Ally Late Maulana Sami ul Haq explains how #USA & CIA financed #AfghanMujahideen (1979 to 1989) through him & his seminary

Ref :

#Taliban #Talibans #AlQaeda #TTP #Daish #ISIS #Afghanistan #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden
1 - Mr Kamran Khan is nowadays very fond of #Talibans | 8 years ago he used to explain the effectivity & importance of #USA #Drones against Terrorist #Taliban

Ref : dailymotion.com/video/x16m8uj |

#Taliban #Talibans #AlQaeda #TTP #Daish #ISIS #Afghanistan #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden
2 - Mr Kamran Khan quotes US Senator & Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee
Dianne Feinstein on the effectivity of #USA #Drones against Terrorist Taliban

Ref : dailymotion.com/video/x16m8uj |

#Taliban #Talibans #AlQaeda #TTP #Daish #ISIS #Afghanistan #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden
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1. When @CENTCOM McKenzie gets our forces out of Kabul, IMO his relationship with the Turks has made him unable to complete the Defeat #Daesh mission in #Syria. The perception is his hands are still covered with Kurdish blood from both of #45 Syrian Kurdish betrayals.
2. Doing nothing, that is the apparent @CJTFOIR plan, is clearly giving Russian Iran and Turkey an opening to wipe out the Kurds and allow Daesh to re-surge in #Syria and #Iraq. If the @POTUS @JoeBiden @WhiteHouse political shop likes loosing one war against terrorists this month
3. they're about to find out what it's like to lose two. And for @CYBERCOM_DIRNSA. Even a dog knows the difference between being stumbled over and being kicked.

Turkey has funded, supplied and given tactical support for #Daesh and TSK is fully embedded with al-Qaeda in Syria.
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