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At least 1,337 journalists have been killed while covering the news since 1992. Their names form The #LastColumn logo. Each time a journalist is killed, their name will be added to the logo. #pressfreedom
In this thread, we share the final work of 24 journalists who were killed in line of duty since 1992. #LastColumn @CPJLastColumn
Marie Colvin’s #LastColumn was published on February 19, 2012. Three days later, she was killed alongside French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik when Syrian forces struck their makeshift press center in Homs, Syria.
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Earlier this year, S-G #Nasrallah "broke his silence", ending a period of "horror"😱 as the world awaited his reaction to #Israel's discovery of #Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels. Inspired by the Sayyed breaking his silence, we chose to commemorate the event … Amel-style!😉

Who can defeat #Hezbollah
While its leader is Nasrollah?

If he talks, it's terror
But if he's silent, it's horror!
⸺ ☝️ ⸺
From the Household of Honor
His Forefather is the Intercessor

His black turban symbolizes valor
He's the nightmare of the oppressor

His words come out with fervor
Yet, his speeches don't lack humor

To the #Resistance he's the inspirator
#Hezbollah is the fruit of his labor

On the liberation path he was an illuminator
The people of Jabal Amel owe him favor
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#USA politicians support #Israel not out of allegiance or the power of lobbyists. Aspects of this support include:

1. Annual >$3b aid packages, with regular supplements & fewer restrictions than aid to other nations
2. Support of governments #Israel likes, such as #Jordan #KSA
#Egypt, regardless of #humanrights abuses
3. Undermining/attacking governments, groups & nations it dislikes: #Iraq #Iran #Lebanon
4. Ignoring obligations to #Palestinians under intl law
5. Allowing "charities" to receive tax-deductible donations used to further #ethniccleansing
in #Palestine.
6. Various state & federal government agencies with preferences to #Israel, such as #police exchanges & subsidized trade delegations.
7. Voting for legislation punishing people who support #BDS, a non-violent advocacy tactic.

Whatever it is that causes #USA
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It is stupefying that @sajidjavid has proscribed #Hezbollah’s political wing as a terrorist org. Blatantly clear that such a move is mainly to appease #Israel, the main villain in the region, to align within #US orbit post #Brexit & score political points against #JeremeyCorbyn.+
.2/ The claim by @sajidjavid that #Hezbollah poses a threat to the #UK’s national security is simply a blatant deception. Can he please inform the public, when Hezbollah was a threat to this country and how?
.3/ Lest @sajidjavid forgets #Hezbollah is the largest political bloc in #Lebanon’s coalition Gov. Proscribing it as a terrorist organisation will have little impact on the group, but is an affront to hundreds of thousands of Lebanese from all walks of life who voted them in.
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1) @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse Now, onto the 19th Feb 2018 drops.
#QAnon post No. 2805...
#Q's msg to @Comey. This is straight up letting us know, that this is a msg for #Comey's eyes. Some references are meant for him, while the gist of the msg can be felt thru its obtuseness.
2) #QAnon drop No. 2806...
👀#Q drops a #Meme...
There's no #RussiaCollusion, so when does #TheSwamp get drained?
#Treason #Sedition #Subversion #lockEmUp [ ! ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
3) #QAnon drop No. 2807...
Okay. Long drop & We're giving it a go. If memory fails, well... It will be corrected later.
As executive, if you're not w/the #OldGuard, they want u removed.
By Oct 2011 the #NYFed had move $40bil to #Iraq. As much as $19bil was confiscated & shipped
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#Q is back!
@realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon post No. 2675...
System Configured Special/Specifications Yes [ ? ]
2) @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
Reverse search on the #QAnon 2675 image brings this up...…
3) Okay, let's talk about #QAnon 2674....
#Q's drop aimed at #PlannedParenthood, & more, is the focus, re: the way loop holes are used for personal gain thru established, #OldGuard #MoneyLaunderingScams, which are tied to established #NWOAgendas . The fact that #PP has been
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THREAD: After a 9-month gestation period, Lebanon gives birth to government in which 2/3rd of key ministries are controlled by Hezbollah & its allies. Hassan Nasrallah's personal physician Jamil Jabaq named Health Minister.…
While Hezbollah participated in past Lebanon governments, this is most ministers they've had & the first time they've acquired a "service ministry," allowing them potential use of state funds for patronage when the group is under increase financial pressure due to US sanctions
US has threatened to cut funds to any ministry controlled by Hezbollah, while also potentially leaning on WHO to restrict funding of the health ministry. Naming Nasrallah's physician, who's technically not card-carrying member of group, is an attempt to ameliorate US response
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This piece is extraordinary & cunningly misleading.

- All "senior" #UK officials he cites have been long-time apologists for #Assad & invited guests in #Damascus.

- The author makes so many false claims I lost count & he never once acknowledges *any* violent act by the regime.
Ok, let’s start at the beginning:

(1) The idea that the #Assad regime has become “indispensable” to #Turkey & “the Kurds” (whatever that means) is palpably ridiculous. #Russia maybe, not #Damascus.

(2) Regime forces have *not* entered Manbij, they are villages away, to the SW.
(3) Cavusoglu’s comments are *no different* as those made in #Europe & the US; based on a free/fair election, which is extremely unlikely anytime soon.

(4) That’s (Baath = solution) the author’s opinion, not that of any of the actors he’s mentioned so far (#Turkey & #Kurds).
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#Israel carried out four waves of attacks on #Syria starting at 1:00 am and finishing at 2:02 am local time, bombing Syrian targets in Quneitra, Suweida, Daraa and reef Damascus. Local air defence intercepted many missiles fired by Jets violating #Lebanon airspace.
#Israel warned #Syria: Let us bomb you. You are warned if you retaliate against our aggression. Only Israel has the right to aggress its neighbour and violate their sovereignty and security.

The "Iranian Quds targets" is blatantly fake. Israel aim to destroy Syria's capability.
#Israel may/could ask compensation for this:

Fearing border tensions could snowball, army shuts Mount Hermon ski site… via @timesofisrael
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#Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa now descending to Rafic Hariri Airport in #Beirut #Lebanon for the Arab economic summit. Looking at the flight path and the huge detour avoiding #Iraq and #Syria I believe there is a bit of anxiety in the air. @kaisos1987
The "Qatar-Iran-Turkey" the sky
The Airbus A320 Prestige is for the delegation.
This is the Emir's prestigious 747-800 now landing in #Beirut. Same bird given by the Emir to #Erdogan.
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“In most instances the regime would have the resources to crush a Sunni opposition movement but we believe widespread violence among populace could stimulate large numbers of Sunni officers & conscripts to desert or mutiny, setting the stage for civil war”…
CIA Memo 1986:

"We judge that U.S. interests in #Syria probably would be best served by a Sunni regime as it may well include relative moderates interested in securing western aid and investment. Such a regime would probably be less inclined to escalate tensions with #Israel"
CIA Memo 1986:

"The economy is #Syria 's most pressing internal problem, and hopes for near-term improvement are dim. The US Embassy reports that the vast majority of Syrians are finding it increasingly difficult to afford basic necessities"
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Born & raised in #Fanar #Lebanon, a tiny country in the middle east with a lot to offer. I always had a positive outlook on life maybe because of the culture or values🤷‍♀️.
If you don't know #Lebanon or a #lebanese then you should start mingling 🤣
@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS
I grew up surrounded by a loving, joking & tough type of family that always support each other even amidst fighting. You can imaging being 4 kids in different age groups can cause a lot of fights growing up 😂 #siblingsfight #family #VoicesIWS
I have my issues🤷‍♀️! I always wanted to prove myself & make my family proud(2nd child). A pressure that was just in my head; they were always proud of us. I wanted to grow up to be a doctor or an army officer like my dad. Let's just say I changed my mind! #VoicesIWS @IWS_Network
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#JohnBolton👇also board member of the Jewish Institute for Natl Security Affairs (#JINSA),a think-tank actively advocating military action against countries #Israel perceives as threatening. Saddam Hussein's #Iraq was one such example; #Syria & #Iran are others
Soon After 9/11, 2001 Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs (#JINSA) statement how the #US should proceed, in 2002 #Syria was included to the axis of evil.…👈LINK
Early 2006 the #US formed The #Iran #Syria Policy and Operations Group (#ISOG) co-chaired by #DickCheney's daughter:…👈

#JINSA #AIPAC #PNAC #JohnBolton #Iraq #Libya #Afghanistan #Syria #Sudan #Iran
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Netanyahu can do that only until US withdraws (not sure Russia would wait to respond until the full withdrawal). #Israel is weaker than ever: Arab relshp doesn't equal power.

#Syria will not abandon #Iran & #Hezbollah won't abandon the Palestinian cause.

There is no doubt #Israel was afraid of the Syrian air defence system, hiding behind two civilian aircraft and endangering the lives of hundreds of civilians, for fear of the new air-defence system delivered by #Russia to #Syria./+
Syria didn't have so many anti-air defence system before the war or even until 2017. It is thanks to #Israel continuous violation of the Syrian airspace and the anger of #Russia that a certain balance has been created, to the benefit of #Syria./+
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When the Syrian missile reached al-Khdeyra in #Palestine, #Israel stopped bombing military objectives south #Damascus.

Israel is trying to push toward a confrontation with #Russia in the Levant to stop @realDonaldTrump from withdrawing.

Have a go @netanyahu for 100 more days.
#Damascus responded to #Israel/i violation of its sovereignty when 3 Jets violated #Lebanon airspace & launched its missiles from above the Mediterranean.

There r no "#Hezbollah boarding any plane" among casualties since the target was not the airport.

#Syria air defence shot down 12 out of 14 missiles launched against warehouses (the airport was not the target). The #Israel/i jets, violating Syrian and Lebanese airspaces, endangered #Lebanon civilian aircraft flying above #Syria during the attack

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Israel’s Operation #NorthernShield, which recently exposed #Hezbollah’s cross-border attack tunnels, has prompted the perennial question: Are #Israel and #Hezbollah about to go to war in #Lebanon? I explore it in this @AlArabiya_Eng⁩ article & below 👇🏼…
The tunnels #Hezbollah burrowed are meant to facilitate the movement and infiltration into northern #Israel of hundreds of its fighters as part of its well-established military doctrine that calls for “the conquest of the Galilee.”…
Tunnels aren't the main threat #Israel faces from #Lebanon. Before making #NorthernShield public @netanyahu met @SecPompeo to pass a msg to the Lebanese authorities: Stop #Hezbollah’s efforts to acquire to precision-guided missiles or Israel will act.…
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#Hezbollah on full alert in #Lebanon and #Syria, calling its forces to be ready for war if #Israel initiate an aggression on Lebanon.

This measure came following Israel launching “Operation Northern Shield” to "destroy Hezbollah tunnels on the Israeli border."
#Hezbollah believes war is not imminent but mobilised its Special Forces already present in the south of #Lebanon.

#Israel said its ops is expected to last weeks, declared Northern Israel a military zone and sent its Israeli special forces.

I don't think @netanyahu, unwilling to continue a war with #Hamas, will engage in a foolish adventure against #Hezbollah in #Lebnon.

#Israel real message behind it? Could be to divert the attention since its PM is facing legal procedures.

We wait & see

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Following the suspected Israeli strikes in #Syria, Hezbollah released a rare video threatening to retaliate against any Israeli attack in #Lebanon
The video depicts a series of targets, including several air bases, the Kirya (Israeli Military HQ in Tel Aviv) refineries in Haifa. #Israel #Lebanon
This is nothing new, and it's clear that Hezbollah's effort to build up its precision-guided missile arsenal is meant to try and overwhelm #Israel's air defense systems, and hit key infrastructure
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One failed #IDF covert ops in #Gaza caused:
- The return of the "Axis of the resistance" stronger than ever, recovering losses caused by the war in #Syria
- The embarrassment to Arab states rushing towards #Israel
- A positive push to the Arab population
- the fall of Lieberman
The #US and #SaudiArabia plan to "sell the Palestinians" failed by a failed #IDF covert ops in #Gaza. @realDonaldTrump is tasting his first defeat in #Palestine.

The performance of #Gaza showed that #Israel is not ready for war against #Lebanon too.
#Israel should have limited itself to talk about its power rather than use it and fail.

Now we hear: #israel Iron Dome is not hermetic.

400 rockets launched and only 120 intercepted. How about 150,000 rockets and missiles launched by #Hezbollah?

#Lebanon can be tranquil.
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They all produce video analysis for #Newsbud: Prof. Filip Kovacevic (covering Russia-Balkans-EU), Peter Lee. (China & Koreas & SE Asia), Nation’s Top Constitutional Attorney John Whitehead (Police State USA), Pye Ian (One Of the world’s top Econ/financial analysts), Kurt Nimmo...
Starting Next Week You’ll Find me There ( With several videos podcast shows on #Turkey, Mid East, Central Asia-Caucasus Reports & Analyses. For members only (we have an amazing community there making Ad-Free, Foundation/NGO-Free, independence Possible)
In addition to that I will provide Culture-Food-Travel segments from #Turkey (All over the country), #Greece, #Lebanon, #Italy, #Iran, #Spain ... Fun, Informative ... a kind of mix not found elsewhere.
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#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…
Understanding #US Military Aid to #Israel
Breaking down the #MilitaryAid provided by the US Taxpayers to Israel.
NOT INCLUDED HERE👇🤨👉US$1.2b. #EconomicAid p/year and/or Tax-exempt donations from American donors to right-wing/extremist groups in Israel.…
Besides #US Taxpayers paying US$3.8Billion Military Aid Aid to #Israel in 2017, Private Donors also get tax cuts👇
#TheCentralFund is a well-known conduit for American donors seeking to make tax-exempt donations to right-wing & extremist groups in #Israel.…
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#Moscow: S-300 to #Syria in 2 weeks. #Israel will be limited to bombing #Syria from afar, coordinate any flight above #Lebanon and #Syria with #Russia hours before and #Damascus won't hesitate to bring down an #Israeli jet over #Lebanon and Syria.

This is a major blow to #Israel and #USA.

#Syria can also, potentially, bring down any hostile force in the air occupying #Syrian territory.

#Riussia, by delivering the S-300 to #Syria, needs to deliver protection system around it.

#Russia is hitting 2 birds (Israel & US) in 1 stone (S-300 to #Syria).

I don't think this is the only price #Israel will pay for the 15 Russian servicemen killed. More to come.

Adding: #Iran Bavar to #Syria

Israel omnipotence is coming to an end.

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Listen 👂 please:
#Israel can't renounce on violating #Lebanon and #Syria airspace.
#Russia can't just wipe away the murder of 15 servicemen and its own reputation as a superpower
@PutinRF_Eng experience similar situation with #Turkey in 2015

#Israel has nothing to offer to #Russia and #Moscow has nothing to ask from #TelAviv. Airspace is closed, period.

So Israel will go and cry on Uncle Sam's shoulder: the magnificent @realDonaldTrump #USA

It is up to @PutinRF_Eng to rebuff #USA and #Israel and hold his ground firmly. I am aware of US lobby within #Russia but it is time to show the world that hegemony is over

#Moscow can ask for itself, for #Syria & substantial compensation for Russian families.

Time to pay 3/
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BREAKING - Likely #Israel airstrikes just hit a scientific research center - reportedly linked to the SSRC - in #Latakia.

#Assad regime air defenses were allegedly activated in multiple provinces: #Latakia, #Tartus, #Homs & #Hama.
Mabrouk #Assad - your invincible air defenses shot down an aircraft!

... a #Russia IL-20 reconnaissance plane was shot down over #Syria tonight - amid #Israel airstrikes in #Latakia.


Tonight’s developments vis-a-vis #Israel & Russia are a pretty big deal.

It would seem #Israel may have acted without giving #Moscow prior warning = big challenge to their prior arrangement.

Or, #Russia did know, but got attacked by their errant ally in #Damascus = humiliating.
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