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NEW: Senate Intel Committee concludes #Russia's Internet Research Agency (#IRA) "sought to influence the 2016 US presidential election by harming Hillary Clinton's chances of success & supporting Donald Trump at the direction of the Kremlin"…
"The Committee's analysis of the IRA's activities on social media supports the key judgments of the January 6. 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment" per the report "'#Russia's goals were to...denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency'"
BUT unlike the 2017 IC assessment, Senate Intel Committee found rather than "discrediting Secretary Clinton & publicly contrasting her unfavorably to [Trump]" #Russia "was overtly&almost invariably supportive of then-candidate Trump, & to the detriment of Sec Clinton's campaign"
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@jbenton @feliciasonmez @CaitlinPacific @TheAtlantic Good morning: As a female professional who has fact-checked for years, let me say that Flanagan sounds exasperated w Sonmez bc Sonmez's actions against #JonathanKaiman were extreme in the heat of #MeToo. Sept 2017: Sonmez & Kaiman were drinking alcohol at an all-day party. 1/x
@jbenton @feliciasonmez @CaitlinPacific @TheAtlantic Kaiman says Sonmez initiated kissing him at the bar. (Sonmez did this knowing he had a girlfriend?) Sonmez admits she drove him home on her scooter. (Again, she was irresponsible. Sonmez drove a scooter in the streets while drunk, jeopardizing others' safety?) 2/x
@jbenton @feliciasonmez @CaitlinPacific @TheAtlantic It was late in the night. Both Sonmez & Kaiman were drunk messes. Sonmez claims Kaiman digitally penetrated her w/o her consent while the 2 were on her scooter, & was aggressive. (But she drove him home to his apt, instead of screaming, kicking him off, & driving away?) 3/x
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Who is the Cabal's candidate for 2020?

- No Democrat candidate is viable.
- They planned on Pence.
- They know Pence is toast after FISA Declass.
- Pence via 187 is unlikely —failed a dozen times.
- Bill Kristol is at heart of SWAMP (PNAC thread).

Enter ROMNEY (again).
#WellHellzBellz #PNAC #BillKristol

#WhoIsP ?
No answers.
Q will not reveal P.
Just healthy mental exercise.
Good to know about this powerhouse.

P Project for a
N New
A American
C Century

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Just in: high resolution images of the October 2, 2019, inaugural test-launch of the Pukguksong-3, the second submarine-launched ballistic missile design seen in #NorthKorea.
Missile detail. Looks like the photographers had a little trouble capturing this moment and this was touched up.
Clearly view of the endcap being ejected.
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(Rather, probably Pukguksong-3.)
This is the part of the day where I manually DoS KCNA.
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Moon Jae-in's F-35A check-in yesterday gets a reply. #NorthKorea
Single missile is interesting. They've tended to come in pairs this year.
Also, given the Trump administration's willingness to brush aside the short-range testing this year, no cost in testing for upcoming working-level talks.
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So @ewarren is a #progressive, you say? Only if you are willing to pretend that foreign policy doesn't exist (or, like most of the Beltway bubble, you're a reflexive apologist for American exceptionalism).

Let's break it down in a nice, meaty thread.

@ewarren Despite all of her criticisms of Trump as unfit for office, she's had no problems in giving such a menace everything he's asked for -and more- in military spending. She only voted against the most recent defense budget when she decided to run for prez.…
@ewarren And with regards to the military she's voted to overfund, Warren wants to "green" it, but not reduce it - that is, make it a more climate-friendly tool for aggression and global dominion. That's about as bizarre a policy contortion as you can make.…
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#RobertOBrien, the new National Security Advisor, is virtually unknown within #foreignpolicy circles.

Who is he? @politico has a profile. Brief thread on what it shows <1/8>…
New NSA #RobertOBrien has none of the experience typically needed for arguably the most important job in #foreignpolicy/#nationalsecurity.

Here's what he was doing during his only prior stint in govt. I was working in NatSec at the time: These aren't significant posts <2/8>
New NSA #RobertOBrien is described as a "hostage negotiator," but it is unclear whether he has ever negotiated the release of a hostage. For example, he had nothing to do with release of citizens held by #NorthKorea (unlike #JimmyCarter, @BillClinton, Bill Richardson etc) <3/8>
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Excelent News 🥳👏🏼👌🏼💯
#Trump fires national security advisor #johnbolton
Finally 🥳👏🏼👌🏼💯
#Trump says disagreed strongly with many of #Bolton's suggestions
#Excelent News 🥳👌🏼👏🏼💯
@realDonaldTrump fires National Security Adviser John #Bolton
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2019 is the year launches come into twos, it would seem. Candidates for this launch among the known new systems tested this year include the KN23, NK ATACMS, 400 mm MLRS, & 600 mm MLRS.
That’d be confirmed “projectiles” #18 and #19 for 2019. (Possibly #19 & #20, but there’s some question about whether the May 4 test included two KN23s.)
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📚 Read the latest report on the “Kumchon-ni Missile Operating Base”
@CSIS (@BeyondCSISKorea/@CSISKoreaChair) By Joseph Bermudez and Victor Cha. This is the first public comprehensive description of the Kumchon-ni missile operating base in #NorthKorea
Located 1,100 kilometers west of Tokyo and 165 kilometers northeast of Seoul, the Kumchon-ni undeclared ballistic missile operating base houses a battalion- or regiment-sized unit equipped with Hwasong-9 (Scud-ER) medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBM)
This base is one of approximately 20 undeclared ballistic missile operating bases and one that is reported to be tasked with not only strikes against the southern half of Japan, but is also capable of striking all of South Korea
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At UN, "noon" briefing will be at 12:20 pm. Banned Inner City Press submitted 17 Qs 3 hours ago to @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, @AntonioGuterres & @MelissaFleming, on #Cameroon #DRC #France #Tunisia, etc - so far, not a single answer. thread to start 12:20 pm
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric starts at 12:23 pm after joking with his AlJazeera partner in censorship in the front row, then speaking in Portugal. Dujarric has refused to answer Qs not only on #Cameroon & #Gulbenkian, but also UN rapes. #SGasNewEpstein
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @MwangP01 Banned Inner City Press asked 3+ hours ago, no answer from @AntonioGuterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric or @MelissaFleming: On #WestPapua, what's SG's belated action if any on Indonesia claiming human rights lawyer spread info on Twitter that incited protests
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The following Thread is not to be seen as a full analysis, but more like some thoughts on things that should have been pointed out a while ago. Since they were not, I will do that now. So, here are some thoughts on the new #NorthKorea “ATACMS-lookalike” #missile. 1/19
According to open source knowledge, this missile type was first launched August 10, 2019 (2 launches 16 minutes apart), and again August 16 (2 launches 15 minutes apart). 2/19
The reported range and peak altitude at flight was 400 km with 48 km (Aug 10) and 230 km with 30 km (Aug 16). That raises the question why NK developed this system. They already have 7(!) different operational systems for that range: 3/19
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In UN Press Briefing Room that Inner City Press is banned from by @AntonioGuterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric & now @MelissaFleming, there's now a press conference about the UN Security Council's "program of work" in September. ICP will live-tweet: thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @silas_atefor @iburundi @Shuaibalmosawa @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @SaraCarterDC Nebenzia begins by calling September the UN's "best month" with its "best week"- from which @MelissaFleming, @StephDujarric and @AntonioGuterres are banning Inner City Press which published more about the UN than the majority of those to whom Fleming gives offices
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @silas_atefor @iburundi @Shuaibalmosawa @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @SaraCarterDC Nebenzia says there'll be two UNSC meetings during UN General Assembly High Level Week: September 25 on regional organization like SCO (the censor @AntonioGuterres will sing for his support); Sept 26 Peace & Security in Africa. Anything on #Cameroon? #Burundi?
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Yet another pair of #NorthKorea launches

230km range and 30km apogee suggesting 3rd round of test launches of new large calibre MRLS (pictured)…
#NorthKorea release images confirming second pair of test launches of new ATacMS look-alike system
Apparent impact from one of #NorthKorea launches geo-located to 40°38'49.13"N 129°32'52.12"E
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So, this hunch was right. Images just out. (Next tweet.) #NorthKorea
A new North Korean ballistic missile! Songun ATACMS?
Here’s the US MGM-140 ATACMS for comparison. I was joking about this when we first saw the KN23 (Iskander-M lookalike). Apparently North Korea built both an Iskander and an ATACMS?!
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Bill Richardson on the board of Genie Oil along with
Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, James Woolsey, Larry Summers & Jacob Rothschild

Epstein Victim Says She Was Handed Off To Prince Andrew, Bill Richardson

Connections to North Korea, Google, Eric Schmidt, Genie Oil #Epstein
Richardson made trips to NK in 1994,1996, 2002, 2003,2013, 2010, 2005,2007. If there’s any American who knows what’s going on in NK, it’s Bill #Richardson
👉Why is Genie Oil “Troubleshooting” #NorthKorea?
NK = DS Black Site…
North Korean Hacking Funds WMD Programs
$2 Billion From Cryptocurrency and Bank Heists Funneled to Weapons

👉How did barely connected North Korea become a hacking superpower? #EricSchmidt #BillRichardson

Think GOOG
Think ES departure
Think NK…
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Today, August 9th, 2019 is the 45th anniversary of Richard Nixon's Resignation (August 9th 1974). Today is also the day we dropped The Fat Man on Nagasaki in 1945, 74 years ago. So many ways we can mirror this & symbology will be their downfall. #Qanon #WWG1WGA #TheGreatAwakening
Today doesn't look to be a good day for the Deep State if we are reading the map correctly. Wednesday, there was a hit piece that came regarding symbolism on MSNBC about 8/8 and the flags at half-staff. Way left field for even them unless, something on symbolism is dropping
Regarding mirroring we have
1 - Trump is 45th President / 45th Anniversary of Nixon Resignation
2. Ending their spying scandal on the same day as they ended Nixon's.
3. The only two Nuclear Bombs used by the USA in war were used 74 years ago and Nixon resigned in 1974.
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#NorthKorea’s most recent missile launch sends a sharp message: KN23 ideal to range the US THAAD missile defense site in Seongju, South Korea, if launched at a different azimuth with the same range.
Taking out/overwhelming missile defense installations in the South would be a core early-war objective for the KPA. The KN23, which we’re letting them test as a “very standard” SRBM, provides a very nice capability for that mission.
Increasingly clear that the problem the KN23 poses for allied missile defense isn’t concerning radar evadability, but gaps in interceptor coverage. 1/x
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So here we are again . . .…
With reported 450km range & 37km apogee certainly sounds like #NorthKorea conducted their seventh and eighth successful tests of new KN-23 SRBM in just over two months…
#NorthKorea latest missile launches were reportedly Kwail, South Hwanghae Province (Blue Arrow)

@NTI_WMD great historic data set indicates this to be a previously unused location notable further South than normal…
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#Breaking: Just in - Reports suggest that #NorthKorea launched 2 Medium range Missiles which have travelled more than 850KM and landed in the territorial sea of #Japan.
There are 4 type's of ballistic Missiles

- Short Range ballistic Missiles
- Medium Range ballistic Missiles
- Long Range ballistic Missiles
- Intercontinental ballistic Missiles

#US #NorthKorea #SouthKorea
#Update: I made a measurement from the spot of where the missile was launched and towards the International sea way. This is approx +/-800KM. #Japan #NorthKorea
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Very true Mr President. Chairman Kim has honored your agreement. I'm sure he wishes he could get you to give him some sanction relief. The DPRK has had many UN violations over the years ~
I agree Mr President, #NorthKorea 🇰🇵 will lose if they push it too far. It would be a shame #DPRK would be squandering another opportunity like walking away from your generous offer at the #SingaporeSummit.
They can have a great future; Chairman Kim Jong Un can lead #NorthKorea into a future of prosperity. I hope he will make the wise choice. The days of Obama, Bush, and Clinton are OVER.

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#Breaking: Just in - North Korea has fired a projectile in the air, still not clear what it was but reports suggest that it was "maybe", a short range ballistic missile South Korea reports. #NorthKorea #SouthKorea #US
#Update: Just in - Reports also say that projectile North Korea has launched was from the region of #Wonsan a port city Eastern of North Korea, What reports suggest that it was a Short Range Ballistic missile. #NorthKorea #SouthKorea #US
#Update: Just in - North Korea has launched 2 Short range ballistic projectiles At the same time that flew +/- 430km and for the English speaking 270 miles, from #Wonsan a port city Eastern of the country side. #NorthKorea #SouthKorea #US
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#NorthKorea's not so new submarine? [Thread!]
What we long expected was follow on design to the 🇰🇵Gorae ballistic missile submarine (SSB) (left) launched in 2014 what we saw may have been a converted 50's era 🇷🇺Romeo / 🇨🇳Type-033 attack submarine (SSK) (right)
Similarities between #NorthKorea ‘newly built submarine’ and existing Type-033 Romeo SSK

Part #1 The Stern
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