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Thread on #Syria Here 👇

Will Be Based on Extensive Conversations with Former Administration Official

I Will offer 6 broad counter arguments to the ...

Countless number of observers / reporters / Think Tankers

who have long argued along same line as @shadihamid below
2-Let’s start with the obvious

First duty of a sovereign is to his people. In this case, that would be the American not the Syrian people, who decided to rise against their leader

Americans didn’t enable Ba'ath authoritarianism

#Syria was on the other side in the Cold War
3-Second, although it is staggeringly obvious that US military power exceeded that of #Syrianarmy

Issue for the U.S was whether intervention would protect or advance a strategic interest

#Syria, however, lay well outside the boundaries of US interest
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#Libya House of Representatives has suspended its participation in the Geneva peace talks because of the “interference” of the 🤬UN Mission in Libya, said the House Speaker’s second deputy Ahmid Houma. @BenKTallmadge @MadAddictSport @RevisitedRick…
@BenKTallmadge @MadAddictSport @RevisitedRick Seriously, what is there even to talk about? Why is this even up for debate? F*ck the UN!…
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Today, the expanded #MuslimBan went into effect, impacting 300 million people. The list of countries banned in part or in full, includes Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Yemen, and Venezuela.
#Burma was added to the expanded #MuslimBan. Burma's population is 57 million of which 4% are Muslim - including the Rohingya Muslims who have been heavily targeted by the government. All immigrants from Burma are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants’
#Eritrea, another country added to the #MuslimBan as part of the #AfricanBan has a population of 6 million of which 50% are Muslim. All immigrants from Eritrea are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants.'
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18 Years of War, Trillions of Dollars in Cost, Only to Go Back & Put Things Where They Were Before. The Only Good It Did: Fortified War Machine’s Earning- Made a Few Billionaires More Billions. #Afghanistan #PerpetualWars…
And the same story repeats, and will repeat itself: #Iraq, #Libya #Syria ... So Where’s the #Antiwar Movement? I only hear the crickets. You?
#Afghanistan War- not about terrorism or “Democracy”.
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This LIE destroyed Jeremy #Corbyn, Labour's chances of winning the recent General Election ... and handed power, and control over your lives,
to the ultra-right wing Tories.

#Britain's democracy and your democratic rights, in other words, were stolen by the undemocratic, unrepresentative, ultra-right-wing 'Jewish' Board of Deputies.

- - - -

It will shock you to discover that in a country with a population of more than SIXTY SIX MILLION PEOPLE, there are ONLY 260,000 JEWS!

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Great to be @MiddleEastInst for an event on #EU-#MiddleEast relations with @AlexVatanka, Przemyslaw Osiewicz and @KianpourWorld. What do changes in EU personnel and the new @EU_Commission mean for EU-MENA relations?
Listen to our own MENA episode on Europe and #Iran here:…
What are the main issues in MENA region for EU?
1) #MiddleEast Peace Plan
2) Iran
3) #Libya
4) #Syria

For reference, here is Osiewicz's latest MEI piece:…
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[ Thread: Internationalized #manpower in the war for #Tripoli ]
Long before #Ankara began sending #Syrian Turkmen fighters in Dec to help the #GNA, the number of gung-ho fighters willing to go risk their lives on behalf of the #LNA in W #Libya was insufficient.

That is an important reality even if pro-#LNA voices are loathe to acknowledge it
That’s why the #LNA has used #Sudanese mercs throughout 2019. On LNA side, Sudanese mercs have been basically part of the furniture, eliciting little comment.

Above issue is also the reason why the arrival of a few hundred #Russian fighters near #Tripoli in Sep had a big effect.
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@billybartyjr @dbp49 @Global_Netizen1 @TulsiGabbard Rep. @TulsiGabbard Speaks Out Against #Syria War Bill- H.Con.Res.121
Mar 14, 2016
"Similar resolutions were used in the past to legitimize the regime change wars to overthrow the Govts of #Iraq & #Libya. I will have no part of it."…
@billybartyjr @dbp49 @Global_Netizen1 @TulsiGabbard Rep. @TulsiGabbard Votes Against Efforts to Overthrow #Syria Govt - H.Con.Res.75
"I was extremely disappointed by amendment language later added to this resolution that provides “cover” or an excuse for ISIS & other terrorist orgs committing this genocide"
@billybartyjr @dbp49 @Global_Netizen1 @TulsiGabbard Tulsi Gabbard - CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad
Oct 22, 2015
"#NoFlyZone would be a terrible mistake"
why to overthrow President Assad is an illegal, counterproductive war that will cause even more human misery in the region
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Thread on #Libya oil shut in: The agenda for Sunday's scheduled UN meeting with Libyan stakeholders in Cairo will now include oil terminals, which were not part of this week's 5+5 security meeting in Geneva. #OOTT #OPEC
I do not expect an agreement to materialize over the weekend, but there will be discussions of eastern Libyan stakeholders' demands that would need to be met to reopen the terminals.
Diplomatic pressure over the past 48 hours has raised expectations that a deal could happen soon, but there has been no apparent breakthrough so far.
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#Turkey-#Russia: Is the Marriage of Convenience Nearing the End?” with #SibelEdmonds via #Newsbud
The Litmus Test on #Russia-#Turkey Relations: From #Syria & #Libya to Ukraine & #Crimea. Watch the exclusive program with Sibel Edmonds via #Newsbud Only (Full Episode):
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There are a lot inaccuracies in here: the reason for contract soldiering in the #Gulf #GCC is NOT building a force that is more dispensable, or willing to take up arms against citizens - the primary reason is lack of indigenous capacity…
Staffing a military with just 300,000 nationals in #Qatar or 1,300,000 in the #UAE is impossible - plus the parallel militaries (Emiri Guard, Presidential Guard, National Guard) there to protect the state are always staffed with nationals NOT foreigners
The use of contracted mercenaries not integrated into the chain of command of the armed forces and not wearing uniform such as in the #UAE is a different story and very much an exception
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LIVE NOW | @CrisisGroup’s #WatchList2020 Part 2
🔸 Panel discussion on how the EU can act better for peace, with @FedericaMog and @Rob_Malley, moderated by @NicolePirozzi…
@FedericaMog @Rob_Malley @NicolePirozzi For @FedericaMog, the biggest challenges to the EU in #WatchList2020 will be Iran-US escalation, and how this is giving new space for #ISIS; and the multiple layers of conflict in 🇱🇾#Libya.
@FedericaMog @Rob_Malley @NicolePirozzi Recent #US actions expose weaknesses & open opportunities for EU, says @Rob_Malley.

⇨Diplomatically, can EU play a role between US & Iran?
⇨Financially, can EU limit exposure to the reach of US sanctions?
⇨Militarily, eg after a US exit from Iraq, can EU reduce vulnerability?
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It is now confirmed: Olena Malakhova, director of #SkyAviaTrans which played key role in illegal weapon smuggling from #Turkey to #Libya is among victims of Flight #PS752 shot-down! She was in #Iran to discuss about one of her businessjets in use as an Air Taxi in #Tehran.
On 6 August 2019, I revealed that her Il-76TD cargo airplane with UR-COZ civil register was bombed & destroyed by #Libya National Air Force in #Misrata air base. That night, UR-COZ had smuggled weapons from Akinci (Mürted) Air Base in #Ankara, #Turkey.
#Ukraine's state media falsely labeled me as #Russia's propagandist & claimed that I spread #FakeNews as part of an anti-Ukrainian campaign prior visit of #Zelensky & #Erdogan in #Turkey. But thanks to Satellite images, it was proved that I was right about #SkyAviaTrans Il-76TD
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1/9 I have read many people online dismissing Berlin #Libya conference as inconsequential in light of recent inflow of weapons and fighters, and last night’s bombing on Tripoli airport.
2/9 Nobody wants to deny that there is a real risk that war around Tripoli could soon restart. If it does, both sides will most certainly find a host of valid reasons (in their view) to blame each other for the breakdown of the current tenuous ceasefire.
3/9 The debate should not be on whether Berlin succeeded or not. What is needed is a reflection on what the next steps should be to build on the commitment to end the conflict that international stakeholders, many of whom have fuelled the war, made in Berlin.
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Latest UNSMIL report issued on 15th of Jan was obfuscated by other Libya developments (Moscow ceasefire/Berlin) but contains useful info.

A rare reference to 60 precision strikes by foreign fighter jets conducted on behalf of Haftar's LAAF on West Libya.…
On the opposing side, the GNA carried out 250 airstrikes.

The report attributes the recent military academy massacre to "aircraft affiliated with the Libyan National Army", though Salamé was quoted mentioning a foreign state (#UAE) was likely responsible.
Aside a section on developments in West Libya (primarily on the aftermath of Haftar's offensive, its impact on civilians & mercenaries' involvement), the report provides a rare glimpse of the situation in Eastern #Libya, w/ #Benghazi labelled "hub for illicit economic activities"
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Lets talk about #Oil and #Inflation and whether the relationship is #Linear or #NonLinear...
We have all been witness to the recent volatility in the #Global #Oil markets. We have seen how disruptions in oil #Supply, be it from #SaudiArabia, #Nigeria, #Venezuela, #Iran or #Libya can cause upticks in the global #Price of oil...
On the same token, we are aware how muted #oil #demand can arise from a slow down in #global #growth. For e.g. a persistent slowdown in #China often translates into a softening of global oil prices. Similarly, high #inventories & the impact of #US #shale drives down prices...
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Twelve foreign leaders + EU, UN, AU & Arab League attended Sunday’s #Libya conference in Berlin, which led to a 55-point final communique.

What chance does it have of ending fighting on the ground? A thread. 1/9
2/ The communique called on rival Libyan factions & foreign backers to:

➜ redouble their efforts for a sustained suspension of hostilities
➜ fully respect and implement the UN arms embargo
➜ support a 3-track (political, military, economic) UN-backed negotiation process
3/ But what was missing? There was

➜ no formal ceasefire
➜ no cessation of hostilities
➜ no discussion of sanctions if outside actors violate the arms embargo

It seems Berlin was little more than a statement of intent by all sides to work towards de-escalation.
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Berlin'den kime ne çıktı?
1/Libya basınında zafer kazananlar ve tokat yiyenler diye kategoriler mevcut. Hafter zafer kazananların başında yer alırken, Mısır, Cezayir, BAE ve Arap Ligi de bu kategoriye girdi. Öte yandan "tokat yiyenler" malum!..
2/Konferanstan çıkan 18 maddelik karar için Libya basınında öne çıkan atıf; silah ambargosuna bağlılık ve üçüncü bir ülkenin dış müdahalesinin kesin olarak reddedilmesidir. Hafter’i destekleyen Mısır ve BAE oradaydı. Serraj’ı destekleyenlerden Katar yoktu, Türkiye vardı.
3/ "Dış müdahalenin kesin reddedilmesi, terör listesinde yer alan grupların desteklenmemesi ve Libya’nın içişlerine karışmaktan kaçınma vurguları" sık tekrar ediyor. Bu uyarıların tek muhatabının Türkiye olduğu üzerinde duruluyor. Yani Katar'sız tek başına Türkiye!...
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1. The mess in #Libya is at least as complex as the mess in #Afghanistan: In Afghanistan the #Kabul-government, supported by #NATO, controls little more than Kabul.

In #Libya "Prime Minister" Fayez #Sarraj only controls a small part in the North, around #Tripoli.

2. While Khalifa #Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (#LNA), controls the larger part of #Libya. He does not control greater #Tripoli and in the South local warlords rule.

#AnneWill #LibyaConference
3. To make things more messy:
The "Prime Minister of Tripolis", Fayez #Sarraj, is supported by
#Turkey (troops in Libya)

#Haftar is supported by
#Russia (RUS mercenaries in Libya)
#France (#NATO-partner & #EU)

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Speaker of the House of Representatives what really happened in Moscow:
We were invited by the Russian president and as a great country and according to are traditions we can not refuse to not hear what they have to say , but we didn’t agree on anything before hand .
As We arrived the #Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said to me you have the key to this issue,I replied we but every time l leave i keep that key with the Libyan people.
First me and Hafter refused to meet al-Sarraj because his treachery and the Turkish presences Disgust us
As we started we found everything was already discussed and negotiated beforehand, and we had not hand in any of the terms the others already signed.
Me and #Hafter refused and our number one term was the liberation of the full Libyan soil for terrorists and militias.
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Good news for Russia and bad news for the Neocons, so good news for humanity:

Globalist 5th Columnist Medvedev resigns after President Putin's State-of-the-Nation Address proposes changes to the constitution…
Medvedev was responsible for not vetoing the UN Resolution in 2011 that allowed Obama, Hillary, Cameron and NATO to bomb the shit out of #Libya and turn it into a #FailedState for the terrorists…
War in Libya and the overthrow of Gaddafi allowed Gaddafi's weapons hoard to be smuggled to al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria.
So Medvedev is also indirectly responsible for the 8 year old War in Syria…
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A #ceasefire went into effect in #Libya at midnight as the country’s two rival governments prepared to sign an agreement in #Moscow ahead of a #Berlin conference designed to end the conflict there is planned for later this week. @NarativLive…
2. The US is one of several countries watching from the sidelines as #Russia and #Turkey consolidate power in #Libya as they have in #Syria and to some extent in #Iraq. @NarativLive
3. The new agreement appears to favor Russian-backed warlord Khalifa #Haftar and his main sponsor Vladimir Putin. @NarativLive
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Ieri sono stata a #Rimini,
ho ascoltato @bartolopietro1

Ci ha portato la sua esperienza non solo come medico ma come persona in 30 anni di lavoro come medico nell'isola che è la frontiera d'Europa: #Lampedusa



Innanzitutto ci ha mostrato quello che x lui è il simbolo dell'isola e che dovrebbe essere dell'Europa: la porta di Lampedusa, costruita vicino al mare, verso la Libia, ed è una porta sempre aperta, un varco verso il mondo libero



Dal 1991 al 2019 è stato il Medico di Lampedusa e dalle famose "Carrette del Mare" ai gommoni e i barconi è stato il primo a salire sulle barche per i controlli sulle"pericolose malattie che potevano infettare gli occidentali" ovvero:
-segni di torture
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Thread on #Libya(Λιβύη):
Turkey’s decision to intervene directly in support of Libya’s UN recognised goverment(GNA)comes in reaction to covert military support offered by Ankara’s Arab rivals and Russia to the Libyan Army led by General Khalifa Haftar.Since April 2019 Libyan Army
aided by a small portion of non-Libyan fighters,military experts and foreign airpower have been carrying out a military operation in across the country battling armed militias islamists and rebel to the state tribes.Their goal is to unite the country.The UN-backed Government of
National Accord (GNA) in #Tripoli and its Libyan allies along with Turkey and Qatar consider this an outright aggression and an attempt to subvert the political order in Libya and impose a return to military rule.Turkey is suppling from April drones ammo armaments(BMC) and mercs
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