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THREAD on #Russia/n Orthodox Church (ROC) breaking off “eucharistic communion" w/ #Constantinople Patriarchate.
1.CAVEAT: I don’t claim to be an expert in church relations but being Orthodox Christian & working on #Russia-related politics/policies I feel entitled to share few of my own observations esp in the face of mounting ignorance or propaganda from some of the usual "Russia watchers"
2. Within next days you will hear 3 dominating narratives on what came to be called "the new schism":
A.Patriarch Kirill is KGB (somewhat true).
B. ROC is a tool of #Kremlin (true).
C. Conflict emerged as aftermath of “#Russia trying to make #Ukraine submissive” (yes & no)
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🔥Complicity?Cover-Up?🔥

DonJr spins a false narrative instead of offering his condolences & now his Dad spins a whopper re “Rogue Killers” despite evidence to the contrary, why?

Inv arrive in Istanbul,1st a Saudi team then a Turkish forensic police.

Oops! Cleaners arrive 1st
🔥Complicity2🔥

Trump sent Pompeo ‘immediately’ to meet Saudi king.

Getting Stories straight? Save sale?

How does the Magnitsky Act apply to Khashoggi's case?

Senators trigger act requiring Trump to determine if foreign person violated the human rights of the Saudi writer.
🔥Cover-up3🔥

No surprise: Secretary Mnuchin will decide Friday if he plans to attend Saudi summit

New York GOP defend decision to invite hate group leader to speak, despite violent aftermath #GOPmob

Turkey searches Saudi consulate as Saudi king denies knowing Khashoggi fate🙄
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The #IL13Debate between @BetsyforIL and @RodneyDavis is starting! Livestream at facebook.com/statejournalre… and some other places I'm too lazy to look up.
My prediction: #PreexistingConditionRodney will boast about his nonbinding preexisting condition resolution that never made it out of committee. And that his wife had cancer. #IL13Debate #ACA #healthcare
Davis says he fixed the "broken tax code" without mentioning the increase in deficit spending and that the tax cuts went primarily to the rich.
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Do you want to end up living like they do in China?
Take 5 min to read what happens if ppl there talk negative about the Gov. No journalism. Not even school. All published articles, tv, radio must first be approved by government. Talk bad in China, you WILL be jailed
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Your family ruined.
Your finances taken away from the ppl of China if they talk bad about their government.
90% of the internet is blocked. No out going emails without being monitored etc etc..
Nothing to worry about though, npt like Google is moving all of their cloud
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storage to China.
Not like certain China made microchips in your Iphones, androids, lapTops, Ipads etc are opening a secret program in the background , listening 24/7 and recordinf on behalf of #Zuckerburg #Facebook @jack and others.
They thought @HillaryClinton would win
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1.#Trump was involved with #SaudiArabia early on, since at least the 1990´s,
In 1991 #Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal purchased #Trump’s yacht, #Trump Princess

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

buzzfeednews.com/article/andrew…
2.#Trump was forced to either surrender it to creditors or sell it because he was roughly $900 million in debt

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

nytimes.com/1991/12/31/bus…
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1.#Farage is deeply involved in #TrumpRussia as we already know, here he is in a picture with @RepRohrabacher, @RepRohrabacher has been called #Putin´s favorite congressman and has done business with #Manafort

#Trump #Farage #DonJr #Rohrabacher #Putin

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1.@Arron_banks spent Banks spent £8m+ on Brexit. which is indeed very strange since he had real financial difficulties in 2014.
@Arron_Banks, you meeting #Russians in 2015 was really lucrative?

@Arron_banks #Brexit #Russia #Trump #CambridgeAnalytica

thetimes.co.uk/article/brexit…
2.@Arron_banks also holds a lot of cash in #Lesotho Holdings, and used that cash to pay local politicians he advised

#Lesotho laughably denies the bribery

@Arron_banks #Brexit #Russia #Trump #CambridgeAnalytica

maserumetro.com/news/banks-den…
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Thread: While the world is shaken by the #murder of #Bulgarian journalist #ViktoriaMarinova, it might be a good time to talk about the country itself. #BG ranks lower in #PressFreedom than both #Hungary or #Poland. The country is the poorest and most corrupt in the #EU. 1/13
Yet, the #EU somehow does not think #Bulgaria is a big issue, due to the fact that PM (and ex-bodyguard of #Soviet General Secretary Todor Zhivkov) @BoykoBorissov "behaves", unlike #Orban and #Kaczyński, who openly challenge the Union. Borissov's party is also member of @EPP 2/13
#MediaFreedom-wise, 80% of the print media in the country is owned by MP #Peevski, whose pro-gov tabloids (with the generous help of other pro-gov actors who get nice rewards in return such as property #Blaskov) stifle #opposition and manage vast #antiEU smear campaigns 3/13
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When I found the exposed 154 million US voter database in June 2016, I was able to trace the data to a company named L2 Political.
L2 then traced the leak to a client of theirs. The client claimed hackers had taken down their firewall which then publicly exposed the database.
L2's client did not suggest that *I* was the hacker(s) who had removed their firewall and exposed the database.
If true, this means there is confirmation, from the holder of the data, that a nationwide US voter registry _was_indeed_hacked_ months prior to the 2016 election.
I can't believe I didn't recall this sooner. Foreign hacking of the US election system was not much of a topic when I originally reported this 154 million voter record leak and the detail of actual confirmation of a US nationwide vote hack became lost in the ether.
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#Russia's state TV again referenced recent Pew Research Center survey, claiming that Putin — not Trump — "enjoys worldwide trust and attention."
The host failed to mention that Trump and Putin "enjoy" two spots at the bottom. ©️
Source: ©️
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💣BOOM💣

Trump's deputy campaign chair Rick Gates solicited proposals (#felony) from Israeli firm Psy Group to create fake online personas, use social media manipulation & gather intel to help defeat @GOP primary opponents (@tedcruz) & @HillaryClinton🤨1/
nytimes.com/2018/10/08/us/…
Gates wasn't interested in Psy Group b/c other Trump aides oversaw social media. George Nader & Joel Zamel (Psy Group owner) met w/Don Jr & offered to help *THROW THE ELECTION* at an Aug'16 meeting arranged by Erik Prince‼️

Nader is COOPERATING.😎 2/

George Birnbaum (Arthur Finkelstein protégé/@GOP consultant who worked for Netanyahu & other Israeli officials) initially pitched Gates on using social media influence/manipulation to sway @GOP delegates toward Trump.🤨 3/
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Who is schizophrenic Maram Susli @partisangirl, Mimi Al-Laham, Syriangirl etc? She's Sunni NAZI SSNP who spreads lies, disinformation and conspiracy. Her ideology is that #Jordan #Lebanon #Cyprus #Iraq #Palestine are part of #Syria. A Syria which till 1946 NEVER existed!
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Before I begin exposing NAZI SSNP monster @partisangirl, some of @partisangirl's rich vocabulary which racist #AltRight voter @JapigioPeuceta & @DavidDuke defends!
In reality it is terrorist and NAZI #AltRight @partisangirl who is a HUGE LIAR & conspiracy theorist! @FBI @CIA
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Beside her dirty mouth, #SSNP Maram Susli @partisangirl promotes extremists #AltRight #NAZI.
It's a network Altright-SSNP-Hezbollah-Assadists-Russia-Altleft incl politicians ie @TulsiGabbard @RandPaul @GeorgeGalloway, media ie @ggreenwald trolls ie #Hezbollah @sahouraxo
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#SRO | URGENT - Abu Murshid al-Bardan, former commander inside #Daraa #FSA S-F Jaysh al-Thawra, has won many things from #Russia, with #Syria'n regime very angry against Russia. Fifth Division to be led only by #FSA leaders with the troops they want to recruit (1).
#SRO | URGENT - This Fifth Corp / Division to be only answering to #Russia (contrary to the first attempt, recently dissolved, that was linked to #Syria'n regime forces). Yes, here we are : a large "#FSA" army, under #Russia protection and command, is now formed in S-#Syria (2).
#SRO | URGENT - Imagine the face of regime officials, officiers and supporters... #Russia giving amounts of money, power and support for a "terrorist al-Qaeda group" (not anymore ?) as Jaysh al-Thawra to become de facto an autonomous army (Fifth Corp) in S-#Syria (3).
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#Khashoggi Case Thread: I am going to ‘pin’ this post to use it as an ‘Info Thread’ on the #Khashoggi Case. I am in #Turkey. I’ve been following the case closely and with access to sources & experts here. This is a very ‘sensitive’ criminal case due to ‘Diplomatic Booby Traps’!!!
The Evidence Obtained Outside Cameras will not show any evidence of ‘tempering’ but other than license plates of dozens of diplomatic cars (Many with tinted windows-large trunks) with related time stamp, drivers Info, model/year: Nothing.
#Turkish Intel-Investigative Bodies also have the list of all Diplomatic & Private Saudi & “other significant’ Planes in #Turkey for the period of ‘interest.’ Many of the Target airports have their own security cameras & related evidence.
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🔥@GOP operative Peter Smith raised >$100,000 to pay #Russian🇷🇺hackers to find Clinton’s emails. 10 days after telling his story to the @WSJ, he committed suicide, yet a friend spoke w/him about a new project hours before his death & says he was “excited.”
wsj.com/articles/gop-o…
Smith continued his quest for HRC’s emails *after* the US warned of #Russian🇷🇺interference & went to extraordinary lengths to ensure secrecy, communicating via saved DRAFT (unsent) emails in a shared Gmail account.🤨
🔥One sent email said the >$100k in donations were to be sent to a DC-based scholarship fund for **Russian students**👉🏼“This $100k total with the $50k received from you (Smith) will allow us to fund the Washington Scholarship Fund for the Russian students for the promised $150K.”
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The Reichstag Warning ⚠️⚠️⚠️

By @TimothyDSnyder
THREAD ✔
On February 27, 1933 the German Parliament building burned, Adolf #Hitler rejoiced, and the #Nazi era began.
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#Hitler, who had just been named head of a #government that was legally formed after the democratic #elections of the previous November, seized the opportunity to change the system. “There will be no mercy now,” he exulted. “Anyone standing in our way will be cut down.”
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The next day, at Hitler’s advice and urging, the #German #president issued a decree “for the protection of the people and the state.”
3/
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… the last time missing @INTERPOL Pres. #MengHongwei was in the news (aside from a September blip abt a spat b/t #Serbia/#Kosovo re: #INTERPOL membership) was in July. He met w/ #Russia'n Investigative Cmte Chairman #Bastrykin & was criticized by Prosecutor General #YuriChaika.
… another official who was detained by Communist #China recently is #NurBekri. He was head of the #PRC's National Energy Administration & was a #Uyghur. He went missing about a week after meeting w/ #Putin. Is it possible that #Beijing fears #Russia is recruiting its people?
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Explosive Report Details Chinese Infiltration Of Apple, Amazon And The CIA | Zero Hedge #ChineseInfiltration Of #Apple, #Amazon⁠ ⁠ And The #CIA | zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-0…
One week ago @POTUS stood up at a meeting of UN Security Council and accused #China of attempting to tamper with US elections. In his speech @realDonaldTrump claimed #China was working to undermine the Republicans, warning that “it’s not just #Russia its #ChinaAndRussia
Most notably, in addition to efforts designed to sway US elections, #China’s intelligence community, orchestrated a pervasive infiltration of servers used to power everything from MRI machines, to the drones used by the #CIA and #Army
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Poised for MoD/Dutch ministry of defence presser in The Hague. Will try to live tweet. #Russia #GRU
Ambassador @PeterWilson speaking on behalf of @AlanDuncanMP whose flight was cancelled due to bad weather
Expecting details of joint intelligence operation relating to #Russia #GRU
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1.Len Blavatnik owns Al-Altep Holdings and Access Industries, and has contributed vast amounts of money to the GOP and Senate Leadership Fund and Trump, inclusive of 1 Million to the Inauguration of Trump.

#GOP #RUSSIA #TRUMP #MCCONNELL #GRAHAM #TREASON

2.Blavatnik co owns RUSAL with #Deripaska and #Vekselberg, together they own 69 % of the company.
RUSAL is the second largest Aluminum Company in the world.

#GOP #RUSSIA #TRUMP #MCCONNELL #GRAHAM #TREASON
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#Russia's state TV:
Former Putin adviser Sergei Markov says that Putin chose not to attend the #UNGA as a favor to Trump, to avoid outshining him.
Markov says, Putin's presence "would eclipse everyone else, Putin would be the person Number One." ©️
Source: ©️
Even the host seems to be bowled over by the gall of that statement.
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I welcome Kristinn #Hrafnsson’s (@khrafnsson) appointment as @WikiLeaks’ Editor-in-Chief. The @USAgov’s campaign of dezinfomatsia, lawfare, & extortionate tactics — as well as the @govUK’s flagrant violations of international #HumanRights law — will clearly not impede WL’s work.
#Hrafnsson’s appointment sends a CLEAR SIGNAL to @TheJusticeDept: #WikiLeaks (& its fans) won’t back down, nor will WL’s mission be nullified by @CPSUK continuing to hold #Assange hostage. These terrorist tactics are beyond the scope of acceptable state behavior. #FreeAssange.
… moreover, this dumb & counterproductive campaign against #WikiLeaks — for daring to expose widespread, systemic corruption in the #DNC, inc. flagrant campaign finance violations — sets an anti-press precedent when we should be pressing #China on #FreeSpeech & #PressFreedoms.
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How Europe Raped Africa

The Berlin conference of 1884 is where European colonising nations basically carved up Africa. Historians refer to it as “the scramble for Africa”.

#Africa #Europe #WhiteSupremacy
The countries represented at the time included Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, #France, #Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, #Russia, #Spain, Sweden-Norway (unified from 1814-1905), #Turkey, and the United States of #America.
The Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference, regulated European colonization and trade in #Africa during the New Imperialism period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.
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