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Just a typical day in #Kabul Abdi and Ghani declared themselves as presidents. Even American pressure couldn't overcome the fear #Afghanistan
Few rockets landed nearby during Ghani's speech #Kabul #Afghanistan
Ghani's reaction 😆 What a legend 😆 Supreme political theater
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#Breek: Nederland gaat steun geven aan lokale rechtbanken in noordoost-Syrie waar over een paar maanden buitenlandse #IS-strijders voor lokale rechters zullen verschijnen.
Voor de duidelijkheid: De lokale rechtbanken in noordoost-Syrie gaan alleen de ongeveer 1000 buitenlandse #IS-strijders berechten die vastzitten in Koerdische gevangenissen, dus niet de ong 14.500 buitenlandse IS-vrouwen en kinderen die zitten in Al-Hawl en Al Roj tentenkampen.
Ook bestaat er geen doodstraf in noordoost-Syrie. Dus in tegenstelling tot bv in Irak kan een veroordeelde #IS-er in NO-Syrie niet geexecuteerd worden.
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There's a lot of chance most of you interested in the Middle East saw this 5-pointed 5-colored star at some time during your (real-life/online) travels. There's also a lot of chance most of you don't exactly know what is symbolizes or represents. A thread on this #Druze symbol.
The #Druze (#Arabic sg. darzī - pl. durūz) are an esoteric ethno-religious community concentrated in #Syria's al-Suwaydāʾ, the Golan Heights and #Lebanon's al-Shūf Mountains. They count around a million adherents, forming a substantial minority in the Levant.
The Druze religion is as syncretic as it is esoteric, mixing elements of Isma'ilism, #Hinduism, Neoplatonism and Gnosticism together in a monotheistic setting. Without going too much into detail, we'll explore some key elements of their creed in order to understand their symbol.
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Ben Rhodes' reaction to this ("a lie, offensive, obscene") is very telling. Were it actually a lie, he would have demonstrated it. Instead, he tries to make it "shocking"/illegitimate to say. He will have media surrogates to echo him.

But Pompeo spoke the plain truth.
Here, for example, is the well-known Trumpian outlet, the New York Times:

"Mr. Obama is becoming increasingly dependent on Iranian [militia] fighters as he tries to contain the Islamic State ... in Iraq and Syria without committing American ground troops" nytimes.com/2015/03/06/wor…
The New York Times again lies for Pompeo … four years in advance

"The United States and #Iran have found a template for fighting [#IS] ... in Iraq: American airstrikes and Iranian-backed ground assaults, with the Iraqi military serving as the go-between" nytimes.com/2015/04/04/wor…
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The reports that #IRGC Quds commander Qassem Sulaymani and his Iraqi deputy, Jamal al-Ibrahimi (Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis), have been killed by a drone strike [apparently American] in Baghdad are now coming from Iraqi politicians close to #Iran/#Hashd and #Hizballah outlets, FWIW.
The #US should have killed Quds Force commander Qassem Sulaymani and the other senior members of the #IRGC network in Iraq, Abu Mahdi chief among them, many years ago. What's odd is "why-now?", if this has happened. Where they aiming for a Hashd guy and got lucky?
By "odd", what I mean is - despite the clear rhetorical and tit-for-tat escalations on the Gulf and at the Iraqi bases - the #US is in no way positioned to absorb what #Iran will throw at them if they have killed Qassem Sulaymani.
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1. Important not to get ahead of ourselves re the strategic significance of #IS's migration over to @tamtamchat. Tam Tam is a small platform on which #IS supporters stick out like a sore thumb - especially now, having just made the shift from Telegram.
2. Their accounts look/sound the same, they are in the same cluster of (mostly public) groups/channels, and many of them signed up at exactly the same time. In short, they are sitting ducks.
3. I'm pretty confident that @tamtamchat's moderation team could sustainably crush #IS's networks on the platform in the space of few hours - should it decide it wants to.
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1. Now that the dust had settled a bit, some reflections on the recent decimation of #IS on Telegram:
2. On 21-24 November, Europol trashed #IS’s entire media distribution network on Telegram, not to mention most of its major munasir groups and foundations.
3. Europol campaigns against #IS on Telegram—of which there have been many in recent years—have historically had little to no discernible impact on the group and its supporters. They’ve seemed misguided at best and lip service at worst.
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Повбрасываем? :) Один лайк - один факт о жизни фронтенд-разработчика в GitLab :)
#1 Фронтенд - очень широкое понятие в GitLab. Фронты должны уметь писать HAML-шаблоны (для меня это бооль), e2e-тесты на rspec + Capybara, helper'ы для отображения и прочие ужасы. Ruby придётся подтянуть, хотя есть команды, где пишут всё новое и такого нет
#2 Если брать всю кодовую базу GitLab - то можно найти уникальные вещи. К примеру при редактировании проекта в ответ приезжает JS-код, который надо eval'ить. Таких мест немного, но они есть. Это связано с тем что долгое время в GitLab было очень мало фронтов и код писали рубисты
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They are not Syrians. Further proof 🔽
#Turkey to deport ten #German🇩🇪 citizens 'linked' with #ISIS
They are not Syrians. Further proof 🔽
Turkey has repatriated one Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorist from the #UnitedStates 🇺🇸 & this week will deport several more terrorists back to #Germany 🇩🇪, Turkey’s Interior Ministry said on Monday.
They are not Syrians. Further proof 🔽
Suspected #IS fighter and his family repatriated to #Germany🇩🇪
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51. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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En reken maar dat er tot 2040 nog vele honderden documentaires, interviews, artikelen, tv-optredens, podcasts, longreads, films, series, boeken etc zullen verschijnen over en met die Nederlandse #IS-ers. Dit stopt niet.
eindeloooooos.

Hoe gaat het nu met de NLse IS'ers? Zijn ze getraumatiseerd? Hebben ze spijt? De-radicaliseren ze al een beetje. Zijn ze gevaar voor de samenleving? Waarom zijn ze naar IS in Syrie gegaan? Zijn ze geradicaliseerd in gevangenschap. Worden ze gestigmatiseerd? >>>
2uur docu over IS'er. Intiem portret van IS'er. Boek over IS-familie. Mijn buurvrouw was een IS'er. Hoe heeft het zover kunnen komen? Wat nu? Uit Rotterdam komen 10 IS'ers - waarom Rotterdam? Wat is er mis met Rotterdam? Hoe kunnen we Rotterdam verbeteren. Hoe zit het in Utrecht?
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50. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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President Trump confirms "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead"
Trump says he watched most of the special forces raid. Describes an operation where #IS's leader fled into a tunnel with several of his children and detonated his vest. Trump says nonetheless that positive ID was possible.
Trump says that the #US has a long reach against all terrorists, #ISIS and others, reminds viewers that Al-Qaeda's Hamza bin Ladin, who was "saying very bad things" about America and its allies, was recently killed.
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49. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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1. Ongoing thread covering #IS’s response to and comms around recent developments in northern #Syria. Focus will be on camps, prisons and tactics.
2. 9 Oct: Something weird going on in #Raqqa, which was, per #SDF reports last night, subject to a “large-scale assault” by #IS. Meanwhile, total radio silence from #IS.
3. This is strange. When #IS has mounted flash urban assaults in years gone by, it has intensively reported on them, often as the attacks were ongoing. Think #Palmyra, Dec 16; Kirkuk, Oct 16, #Rutbah, May 16, #Kobane, Jun 15.
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Tensions increase in Lebanese city as protesters clash with Harakat Amal supporters: video aml.ink/GfhJ7
"#Hezbollah leader Hassan #Nasrallah has signaled his readiness to support the current #Lebanese govt amid the ongoing protests in the capital Beirut. In a televised speech, Nasrallah said that he would back the govt,“but with a new agenda & a new spirit”
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"The #Turkish-backed militants launched a surprise attack on the #SyrianArmy’s defenses near the #Syrian-#Turkish border today in a bid to advance to the Tal Tamr District of Al-Hasakah."
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#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
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2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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47. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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@SPIEGELONLINE 1. Wie kann es sein das Abu Bakr #alBaghdadi noch am Leben ist?
Saddam Hussein im #Irak hat man aus seinem Loch geholt.
#BinLaden wurde in seiner pakistanischen Villa erschossen.
Es gibt Agenten, Informer, Drohnen, aber der läuft immer noch rum: Warum? Gewollt? #ISIS
@SPIEGELONLINE 2. Bei Osama #BinLaden fragten alle Medien für JAHRE "Wo ist Osama Bin Laden?"

Warum wird nie gefragt "Wo ist #AlBaghdadi?"

Braucht man ihn noch für einen dreckigen Krieg gegen #Assad?
Versucht hat man es ja schon: "Moderate Rebels"(viele #AlNusra, einige gingen zum #IS).
@SPIEGELONLINE 3. Der #Spiegel steht doch (oder nur stand?) für "investigativen #Journalismus": Dann forscht doch mal nach!
1. Wer hat alles #ISIS unterstützt (mit Geld & Waffen)?
2. Warum durfte #NATO-Partner #Türkei vom #ISIS-Öl profitieren?
3. Warum wohnten IS-Offiziere in türkischen Hotels?
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46. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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Some general observations about #IS’s response to #Turkey's incursion into #Syria:
1. ON TACTICS: #IS appears to have reactivated its covert cells in NE #Syria, having put them (mostly) on a back-burner since the second “raid of attrition” in early August.
2. Since #Trump’s volte face, #IS cells have been engaging in unusually impactful, costly & daring ops. An inghimasi op in #Raqqa; a major car bombing in #Qamishli; accelerated assassinations throughout the northeast—this is *not* business as usual.
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- Pulling the #US troops out from #Syria will great a gap might be filled by #ISIS or #Iran #Russia & the #syrian regime & it will be a mistake @realDonaldTrump’s administration will regret for ever

- #ISIS is not fully defeatedin #Syria

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- #Turkey won’t be interesting in going all the way deeper to #Raqqa city which is about 150 km from the borders

- #SDF will ally probably with #Russia or the #Syrian regime to protect itself

- the Syrian regime entering #Raqqa = new massacre and 1000s of people will be killed
- I ve always mentioned that the #US is using #SDF as a tool & they’d throw it as soon as they are done with them

- leaving #IS prisoners in #Syria will be a card #SDF will use to threaten the world

- #Iran being in #Raqqa will be a threat not only to #Syria but to the region
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