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1/ Much cultural heritage was destroyed in Mid-East. Look at Palmyra, Mosul...

Luckily ancient Greek city of Cyrene in east Libya was spared.

We took a drone to Cyrene +horse tracks of Benghazi +ruins of Susa.

Fly with me above a Libya u don't often see
2/ Cyrene (in the town of Shahat) is just a stunning place.

Luckily ISIS/Qaeda never reached it but were kept near to Derna, around 60 km to the east. Nothing in Cyrene was vandalized.

The tribe of Shahhat protects this historic site.

@akhbar
3/ These days Cyrene is open to the public.

Not a lot of foreign visitors due to Libya's problems but many local people visit it.

I wouldn't say it was crowded but I saw around 100 visitors in one afternoon.

@akhbar
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1) Three attempted set-ups with with one thing in common. MBZ, Erik Prince and Nader were involved.
2) UAE-Nader Set Up I
nytimes.com/2018/05/19/us/…
3) UAE-Nader Set Up II
Report: Susan Rice 'Unmasked' Trump Officials to Find Out Why UAE ...
thedailybeast.com/report-susan-r…...
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#Libya While all eyes were focusing on Tripoli over the past two weeks due to militia clashes, ceasefires and yesterday's terrorist attack on the NOC, the LNA was tacitly preparing for a military escalation in central and south-western Libya, with immense potential ramifications
The instability in Tripoli served Haftar in several ways: 1) By highlighting the weakness of Serraj's GNA/PC and compounding shortages in water & electricity etc. the instability in Tripoli eroded what little popular support remained for a GNA/PC leadership despised by Haftar
2) The attack on Tripoli started by the Kani Brigade created a new push for political and fiscal reforms of the GNA similar to those Haftar demanded after the oil terminal stand-off ended in July but which since then lost momentum in August as the GNA and the Central Bank stalled
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(⛔🚢BREAKING) NO WAY OUT. As fighting in #Tripoli rages on, this August just 1,300 #migrants left #Libya in an attempt to reach Europe by sea.

This is the LOWEST Summer figure since 2012.

#Libia
Migrants are trapped in #Libya, often in appalling conditions. Made even worse by the recent fighting in #Tripoli.
FOLLOW this crucial reporting by @sallyhayd. 👇

(⛔🚢BREAKING) Of the 742 that made it to Europe from #Libya this August, less than a third (234) disembarked in Italy. Of these, 190 were onboard an Italian Coast Guard ship during the "#Diciotti standoff".

Another 56% (416) disembarked in Malta.
12% (87) disembarked in Spain.
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1/ I spent 3 weeks in east #Libya.

We were 1st foreign journalists to enter Derna after Libyan army began operation to clear city from ISIS, AlQaeda etc.

Army now controls large parts of Derna but extremists still in old city.

We took drone with us.

2/ Happy to be safe after 3 weeks in east Libya. Difficult area to reach.

I met great people in Benghazi. Thank u all for keeping me safe &helping me get great stories.

I'll update this Derna-thread in English later today. But 1st let me call my mom that I'm okay.

@akhbar
3/ As East Libya is largely forgotten by int media, a bit of context:

Benghazi was center of Libyan uprising in 2011. After Gaddafi’s fall, extremists took advantage of the chaos.

From 2012-2014 Al-Qaeda +ISIS linked groups started reign of terror in Benghazi +Derna.

@akhbar
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For the last 24 hours I've been texting & calling with refugees in Libya. 500 are apparently stuck in a Tripoli prison w/o food & water after heavy fighting broke out two days ago. They say their guards ran away, leaving them alone.
These refugees are men, women & children. They tried to cross the Mediterranean earlier this year, but were found by Italian boats, who turned them over to the EU-backed Libyan coastguard, who put them in prison. The conditions were already terrible before the fighting started.
Oh the phone earlier I could hear children crying & what sounded like bombing in the distance. The refugees say everyone's incredibly frightened. "We hear machine guns, tanks, big bombs, last night from the roof it was all fire."
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As the #NXIVM case gains momentum in #Mexican media, a political blog in #Mexico, "indice politico," published this article a few days ago. In case you don't know Spanish, the headline says, "[frmr. Pres.] Carlos Salinas can have you assassinated." #NXIVM indicepolitico.com/carlos-salinas…
...[continued] 4 those of you who know how 2 use Google Translate, U can cut and paste this quote: "Sea o no merecido, Carlos Salinas es probablemente el hombre más temido en México, el hombre asumido como el verdadero jefe de la mafia mexicana..." #ArizonaMafia #NXIVM
...[continued] "...con sus negocios multimillonarios de lavado de dinero, venta de drogas, tráfico de personas, manejo de armas y asesinato." Plug that quote 2 Google Translate 2 learn abt #CarlosSalinas, the man my frmr. friend Marco Lopez & his #ArizonaMafia have been wkg with.
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🚢⛵️🚤🤔With less NGOs at sea (#Aquarius @MSF_Sea, @openarms_fund), we have seen people being saved from sturdier boats, trawlers arriving directly to 🇮🇹 shores.
The question: do NGOs' search and rescue activities affect how #Libya smugglers send #migrants at sea?
First: TIMING.

Data shows that rubber dinghies were already the most used means of transport in 2015, when NGOs were small minority of rescuers.
It also shows shift to smaller vessels (dinghies + small boats), from 78% to 90%+. But these were already large majority in 2015.
Second: CORRELATION.

Using what yearly data we have available, is there any evidence that NGOs affected the prevalence of unseaworthy rubber dinghies, as compared to sturdier vessels? Well, NOPE. 👇
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(⛔️🚢BREAKING) EVERYONE GOES BACK. In July, 23% of #migrants departing from #Libya made it to Europe. This is the LOWEST share ever.

72% were caught and brought back.

5.2% died or went missing.
(⛔️🚢BREAKING) EVERYONE GOES BACK. Since July 16th, numbers paint an even starker (and somewhat different) picture.

99.5% of #migrants departing from #Libya were caught and brought back.

0.5% died or went missing (very few).

No one made it to Europe.
(🔴BREAKING) DEPARTURES FROM LIBYA ARE DOWN MARKEDLY. In June, about 6,900 migrants took to the sea from Libya's shores. This month, about 3,000 did: a 56% drop that is highly unusual during the Summer season.
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#FlashbackFriday Hillary Clinton Laughs About Killing Gaddafi: “We Came, We Saw, He Died!"

Her pals Cody Shearer (2ndTrump #Dossier author) & Sid Blumenthal (who gave Cody’s #PeePeeTape info to Winer & Steele (#dossier author)

GAVE #LIBYA info to Hilary weeks before #Benghazi
WHAT’S ON THOSE 30,000 “deleted” #ClintonEmails ?
Thousands of Sid Blumenthal emails agitating war with Libya (Hacked by real Guccifer) so Sid & business partners in Osprey Global Solutions get POST WAR Gov contracts!

Cody Shearer,CIA Tyler Drumheller

propublica.org/article/privat…
WHY GO TO SUCH GREAT LENGTHS TO FABRICATE #TrumpRussiaCollusion Steele #dossier & launder it thru FBI &Bruce Ohr at DOJ

Then leak to CNN via JimClapper & to Harry Reid via JohnBrennan AFTER election?

TOXIC #Benghazzi #ClintonEmails Hacked incriminating dozens of her helpers
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Indictments will be Unsealed in Next Few Days with Additional criminal charges against #NXIVM #Raniere and #Mack - What they must be thinking? Do they know what Keith’s real plan was for #Libya?

#PedoGate
#PedoGateNews
#PedoWood
#ChildSexTrafficking

frankreport.com/2018/07/15/tic…
Noose tightening for #NXIVM members – feds in #KnoxWoods neighborhood again today – and more coming as indictments near

#Pedogate
#PedoWood
#PedoGateNews
#ChildrenUnderAttack
#ChildSexTrafficking
#ItEndsNOW

frankreport.com/2018/07/13/noo…
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Top international adviser to #Iran's SP Ali Akbar Velayati speaking @ValdaiClub now:says term #MiddleEast is British concept, he'd rather use West Asia/North Africa,argues due to #US influence some countries seek to play greater regional role (than they can)
Velayati:*throughout history external powers sought to dominate Mideast, #US no exception here, #Libya, #Somalia brought manifestations of western FP,#Trump seeks to undermine region,he wants to partition #Syria as they did w/ 🇱🇾 & #Iraq - bith once big, important states
Velayati: New element is after Islamic Revolution #Iran able to conduct policies independent of Western states, this is real reason why #US seeks to counter IRN.But if ot were not for #Russia & IRN, Leader of Nusra would be ruling today in #Damascus, head of #ISIS-in #Baghdad.
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Another piece by the @Guardian’s #1 embarrassment, @LukeHarding1968, & #Yukos kleptocrat Mikhail #Khordokovsky’s organization, the “#Dossier Center.” It’s time to ask harder questions about Khodorkovsky, who is connected to #Steele, @APCOWorldwide, @JonathanMaWiner, et al.
… does #Khodorkovsky (or his patron, Lord #Rothschild) have some kind of stake in the @Guardian? Did they bankroll @LukeHarding1968’s fictitious smear novel, “Collusion?” How did Khodorkovsky’s “#Dossier Center” organization obtain lawyer @NVeselnitskaya’s emails?
… why‘s #Khodorkovsky (apparently w/ #Browder, #MI6, et al.) running a smear campaign against @POTUS @realDonaldTrump? Which other “collision” stories has Mikhail planted in US/UK media? Will Khodorkovsky deny planting this story, about Rinat #Akhmetshin? rferl.org/a/rinat-akmets…
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<Brief Thread> on some CIA reports as the #PKK insurgency was beginning in #Turkey.
HT @Ayei_Eloheichem, who found these materials. He covers Russia, Israel, terrorism, espionage, and more. Give him a #FF.
In August 1985, the CIA believed that the #PKK insurgency in #Turkey that had begun exactly a year before was all-but finished because of the internal divisions in the Kurdish population and the gangsterism of the PKK, plus no support from Iraqi Kurds. bit.ly/2uk88k3
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#US #Iraq war veteran Vince Emanuele: "Moral injury is the real reason why #US veterans are committing suicide, as they realize all the horrors of war & innocent people killed were for nothing but #US corporate interests"

rt.com/usa/431777-us-…
#US veterans marched in #NewOrleans on July 1, to raise awareness for the high rates of veteran suicides across #America. They were wearing ‘dead masks’ to represent the high cost of war.
US Department of Veterans Affairs report: Average number of veterans suicide is 20 per day
US #Iraq war veteran Emanuele: In fact-the #US government, especially under @realDonaldTrump is exacerbating the problem by continuing militaristic operations all over the world-If US government was interested in preventing veteran suicides-it would stop creating so many veterans
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments for June 27, June 28, and June 29, 2018
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1. First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Results in Arrests of More Than 35 Individuals Selling Illicit Goods and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and More Than $23.6 Million

#darknet #drugtrafficking #weaponstrafficking

justice.gov/opa/pr/first-n…
2. Multiple convictions in federal sex trafficking cases

#childsextrafficking #indianapolis #indiana

justice.gov/usao-sdin/pr/m…
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Thread: #Saudi oil policy is now fully coordinated w White House to balance global market as US announced it will press allies (inc. India & China) to cut oil imports from #Iran to zero by Nov 4. Saudi's increased production also allows US sanctions on #Venezuela to proceed =>
2-When Saudi production increase announcement was made, oil prices initially dropped on the news. This drop was reversed when the import freeze from #Iran was made. Saudi now will make it easier for Washington to slam both Iran & Venezuela without fear of sharp rise in oil prices
3-Reason market decided to rise after both announcements from Saudi and the US on Iran is to do with the developments in #Libya this morning as militia leader handed over control of multiple crude-exporting terminals to a rival of the internationally recognized National Oil Corp
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In today´s @welt: My report about the hunt for the #ISIS suspect who allegedly „guided“ the #Berlin Christmas Market attacker #AnisAmri. Details in the following thread ⬇️ /1 #Breitscheidplatz #terrorism #UA1BT
#AnisAmri was in contact with an #ISIS suspect for several weeks prior to the #Breitscheidplatz attack. They communicated via Telegram messenger. Amri´s name was „Anis Abu Al Barra“ (Abumos), his ISIS contact´s name was „Moadh Tounsi“ (moumou1) /2 #UA1BT #terrorism
After the #Breischeidplatz attack the police found Amri´s HTC smartphone near the truck he used. Investigators were able to retrieve several Telegram chat messages, pictures and voice messages /3 #AnisAmri #UA1BT #terrorism #ISIS
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Thread

The Case for a ‘Strategic Backstop' mechanism for Libya

#LibyaStrategicBackstop
#Libya needs a strategic relationship with one member of the #UNSC to act as an International ‘Backstop’.

The purpose of the Strategic Backstop mechanism is to ensure effective 'Triangulation' of the #Libyan transition and ‘stop’ #Libya from falling ‘back’ into conflict
Without a strategic backstop mechanism, the unity and stability of the #UN Security Council itself is at stake.

In this thread I will lay out what why both #Libya and the International Community, need this backstop, and how it could function.
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Twitter Thread - #NewStartforLibya

Ladies and gentlemen, the political and economic situation in #Libya today makes life hard for everyone, for #Libyans, our neighbours and the rest of the world. But we may still have hope that this can change.
I tweet today, not as a representative of any institution, faction or interest group but as someone who only wants the best for Libya; and #Libya surely deserves much better than she has had for the last fifty or so years.
I want to give you a summary of ideas that I have been developing for some time with a group of friends, professionals and academics which has become something of an informal think-tank.
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#ConditionRed

Due to recent events we are considering making a small 6-page PDF-file of 22.6 MB available 4 hours from now⏳
It's concerning #Clinton and #Libya +letter fm a PM
In the event of making it public we will NOT comment on how, who, where, when or why.
Should we post the URL and PW❓
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💣BOOM💣

THREAD: the DOJ & FBI are investigating Robert Mercer’s Cambridge Analytica and have sought to question former employees and the BANKS that handled its business‼️ 1/

#TrumpRussia

mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/us/…
Prosecutors have questioned potential witnesses in recent weeks, telling them that there is an “open investigation” into #CambridgeAnalytica and “associated U.S. persons.”🔥

US persons, meaning Robert & Rebekah Mercer and “Whiskey Steve” Bannon⁉️🤔 2/
🔥MERCER🔥

The US probe is focused on #CambridgeAnalytica’s **financial dealings**👉🏼investigators have reached out to the Cambridge Analytica’s BANKS.😎

Robert Mercer was the major financial backer, along with prior backer, Vincent Tchenguiz.🤨 3/
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#Russia's UN envoy Nebenzya starts speaking at UNSC meeting on #Syria, alleged #ChemicalAttacks in #Douma, promises "he'd have to say a lot and the delegates'd have to listen"
1."#UK, #France follow #US in destructive policies in SYR, use blackmail, threaten RUS,
2.Even during #ColdWar Western diplomats didn't afford such tone vis-a-vis #Russia, "You understand what you did [in #MIddleEast]?No, you don't!Will you ever stop your geopolitical experiments?Do you understand what dangerous line you are driving the world to?
3.What's next for us?The most dangerous line of the confrontation is in #Syria.
In #EasternGhouta radicals have been terorrizing population for many years. Now people are being freed..But external sponsors prevent this progress.Terrorists wanted to continue blackmailing civilians
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Go to the State Dept Reading Room and search "Mouaz" and you will find the operative at the center of #Libya #Syria #Ukraine #QAnon #TheStorm #Assad

foia.state.gov/Search/Search.…
Here he is with someone familiar...
2015 Ukraine Panel Michael Weiss, Mouaz Moustafa and Damian Kolodiy moderated by Andrea Chalupa Part 2
"Everyone on the National Security Team recommended arming ISIS" @BasedBasterd @almostjingo @BabeReflex_8 @Cara_TXZEAL @BabeReflex_8 @2xwide_dreaming @Arazel50 @RedPilledNative

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