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1/ The “Fortress Russia” strategy has reduced macroeconomic vulnerabilities. Investors are referring to it as “safe heaven” among #EmergingMarkets What can go wrong? #sanctions and lowest popularity since 2013. Economy reopening as infection spreads and stimulus is modest.
2/ Russian assets are performing strongly compared to peers. Inflows into local markets have returned. Foreign ownership of OFZ has stabilized at near 30% with recent auctions more than 40% bought by foreigners. External debt is scarce.
3/ The Bank of Russia is not keen on QE. It will provide long term repos (1m & 1y) floating rate at 7d repo (policy rate) auctions coming end-May and early June. Why Russia is so conservative on QE? Because banks still have liquidity and hold 4% of their assets in OFZ.
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News Analysis🔎The belief that Lt. @GenFlynn was set up by the @FBI has been backed up by a string of evidence in documents released by the #DOJ. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/flynn-was-set-…
#Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to one count of lying to the @FBI.

On May 7, however, the #DOJ dropped the case against him, saying that when #FBI interviewed #GeneralFlynn on Jan. 24, 2017, the investigation into him was “no longer justifiably predicated.” theepochtimes.com/doj-drops-case…
—The @FBI opened a case on #Flynn on Aug. 16, 2016. courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…

The stated reason was that @GenFlynn had “ties” to some entities “affiliated” with #Russia, and visited Russia the year before.
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#Iran’s regime is mercilessly playing with its citizens' lives as it rejects foreign aid over the #coronavirus outbreak to instead push its propaganda that U.S. #sanctions are hindering its fight against the pandemic.
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Some U.S. mainstream media publications are helping the mullahs by parroting Tehran’s talking points.
An editorial in the #NewYorkTimes claims “This #Coronavirus Crisis Is the Time to Ease #Sanctions on #Iran & they insist on #FakeNews.
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In fact, #Iran’s regime is blocking foreign medical aid. One day after #MSF announced that it had sent a 50-bed inflatable hospital and an emergency team to Iran to treat critically ill #COVID19 patients, the regime ordered their expulsion.
ncr-iran.org/en/news/corona…
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Blaming #Iran’s #COVID19 tragedy “solely” on #US_Sanctions is to overlook the #politicization & #securitization of epidemic in Iran & the politically motivated decisions that led to tragic death toll. It IS possible to condemn #sanctions AND IR’s #incompetence & #deceit (1/5)
Sanctions cripple economy AND healthcare; I’ve said repeatedly that not lifting them right now is a crime. But so was Iran’s willful #coverup & mismanagement & politicized refusal to act. Note: PPE &meds shortage is also a distribution issue, helped by State incompetence (2/5)
Ask health staff & they tell u about irregular distribution; no shortage in elite hospitals like Masih but overrun peripheral hospitals suffer. WHO #test_kits were irresponsibly used by ruling elite &families when ICUs need them nationwide. Gov failed to lead/manage crisis (3/5)
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1/x In an effort to understand the #OilPriceWar I dug a bit. Here is what I found & another resource thread for any students that are not in school & would like to learn a bit on #markets. #ResourceThread

A. It. began with the #Corvid19 = ⬇️ demand.
nytimes.com/2020/03/02/bus…
2/x The #Corvid19 -> ⬇️ Dem. to level this ⬇️prod.

B. V. much like the rhyme there was an old woman who swallowed a fly, shell, and a host of other holiday spin offs, the⬇️ demand, would have resulted in a price crash. See #oilprice metrics.
investopedia.com/articles/inves…
3/x #Oilprice is complex, here is a site that show some price charts that may be of interest. Here you can create your own dashboard.

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1/ “Even if a new president proposes sweeping reforms, Congress would block or severely #weaken them. In #foreignpolicy, however, a new president could reshape the world with a few strokes of the pen. @StephenKinzer
@stephenkinzer 2/ “A president could bring the U.S. back into the Iran nuclear deal; lift sanctions on Venezuela; offer to begin peace talks with Russia & China; pull American troops out of the ME; stop promoting the overthrow of foreign governments @StephenKinzer
@stephenkinzer 3/ 3 candidates are fully wedded to the paradigm of #conflict & #confrontation that shapes American #foreignpolicy: #JoeBiden, #AmyKlobuchar, & #PeteButtigieg.
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The #PutinsPuppet Paradox
1/13 If you’re one of those #MAGA People (like me) you have no doubt seen @realDonaldTrump
Called “Putin’s Puppet” and May have let it get to you or just laughed it off.
I’ve done both but anymore, the latter is best AS IT IS laughable. BUT..
2/13is it true?? I mean could our
Beloved @POTUS be a tool of the EVIL #RUSSIANS!? 😱
Depends on who you ask...
@RepAdamSchiff aka Adumb Schitt and @RepSwalwell Aka
“Erica” have said without a doubt @realDonaldTrump not only #Colluded with Russia to win the election but...
3/13 that @realDonaldTrump is in fact a #Russian AGENT!! 😱
Adumb Schitt most notably said there was even evidence... and not just classified but also
“OPEN SOURCE!” Meaning a simple interweb search and I’d find out I voted for a Russian agent! 😂 But unfortunately...
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Qassem Soleimani was killed in an air strike by the #US in #Baghdad. Equivalent to Jiang Zemin in #China, Soleimani was a dominant figure in the military, politics and oil industry of #Iran. Most of his family reside in #HongKong, #Shanghai and #Beijing.
#China’s Bank of Kunlun was established by Soleimani family in collaboration with the #CCP. The actual #Chinese main shareholders are Jiang Zemin, Wang Qishan, Meng Jianzhu (and Zhou Yongkang before jailed). Its asset has increased from $17 billion to $28 billion.
#Bank of Kunlun is a tool of #Iran’s Soleimani, Khamenei and the #CCP kleptocrats to launder money and evade the #US sanctions @robert_spalding @MischaEDM @WarrenPlatts @geoff_p_wade @DanRDimicco @Jkylebass @BenKTallmadge @IndoPac_Info @BoycottHegemony
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#Update #Nordstream2

The #German Government has condemned the #US sanctions against the construction of the controversial #NordStream2 pipeline as "interference". "The Federal Government rejects such extraterritorial sanctions," said Deputy Government Spokeswoman @UlrikeDemmer.
"They meet #German and #European companies and represent an interference in our internal affairs. The #US measures would in particular be based on the protection of #Ukraine.
In connection with this, it referred to the basic agreement reached on a new gas transit agreement between #Russia and #Ukraine, the #US sanctions against #NordStream2 are "particularly incomprehensible against this background,"
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#Germany #Russia #USA #Nordstream2

The company Allseas stopped its work on #Nordstream2 and the last 300km. The #US punitive measures of the "Law for the Protection of #Europe's Energy Security"
target the operating #companies of the highly #specialized #ships with which the #pipes for the pipeline are laid through the #BalticSea. As a punitive measure, entry bans are provided as well as the freezing of assets in the #USA.
#Washington argues that #Germany will move to #Moscow depending on the pipeline. Democratic Senators Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson wrote a letter to Allseas chief Edward Heerema.However, if the company continues "even for a single day" after signing the US Sanctions Act, it could face
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#Germany #Russia #USA #Denmark #Bornholm

The #sanctions against the #BalticSea pipeline decided by the #US #Senate meet with resistance in #Moscow, criticism also came from #German Chancellor #Merkel. The #Kremlin still expects #NordStream2 to be completed.
Meanwhile, #Russia accuses the #UnitedStates of violating the law with pipeline sanctions.The punitive measures #violate international law and are an example of unfair competition, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskow. "Such actions do not please Moscow or the #European capitals;
they do not like #Berlin or #Paris," said Peskow. He accused the #US of violating #international law and "expanding its artificial dominance to the #European market". Chancellor Angela #Merkel has also criticized the #US Congress's sanction resolution.
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Day 3 - last day of #ICJ provisional measures hearings, #TheGambia v #Myanmar #GenocideConvention #Rohingya. First up, #TheGambia Reichler: Myanmar not denied UN #FFM conclusion of “inference of genocidal intent” or the 7 indicators; 2019 report para 224 - extreme brutality;
Quoted ASSK admission of #IHL violations; ignoring of #sexual violence; #hate narratives - commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing #Facebook page quoted; discriminatory policies including #citizenship law & NVC process; govt tolerance of hate; failure to investigate prosecute
This last one was the only point disputed by Myanmar - “what state is she talking about?” - military justice system must investigate & prosecute - difficulties admitted by ASSK; how can the #Tatmadaw hold itself accountable when top 6 commanders recommend for prosecution?
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There are hundreds of videos showing that Restartees are observing the #IranPortests in every city and village of #Iran closely while helping people and are waiting for the command of Restart leader.

Saturday, November 2019, Sadeghiyeh,Tehran
#IranRegimeChange 👉#Persia
#MIGA
To prevent a flood, you need to divert the water to individual purpose-built floodways. That’s exactly what the #MEK or #RezaPahlavi have been doing for the past 30 years with their useless calls with no further plans to support them...
#Iranians_Hate_PMOI_RezaPahlavi
#MIGA
#MAGA
This time again, they called people out to #protest and many innocent people are being killed and arrested.
This way, people’s potential for generating a flood will be wasted and @realDonaldTrump’s #sanctions will become ineffective.
#MAGA
#MIGA
#Iran
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✳️Oh My!✳️

Rumor:

Kushner gave the green light to MBS to arrest Khashoggi, who was later murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Turkish intel has an intercept of the call between Kushner & MbS & Erdogan used it to get Trump to roll over & pull US troops out of N Syria.
✳️ Oh My2✳️

The HIC know this whole tale and the identities of some of the people telling it.

Adam Schiff certainly seems to be smiling a lot these days.

Trump may have violated criminal provisions of the Hatch Act

Mueller Docs: Manafort Pushed Ukraine Hack Tale in 2016.
✳️ Oh My3✳️

Trump pushed UKR to open a probe into whether their country interfered in the 2016 election — an assertion made in an effort to discredit USIC & OSC’s findings.

Gates told the FBI that Flynn had been “adamant” the Russians were not responsible for the hacking. 🙄
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Gabbard’s consultant, Chris Cooper of the Potomac Square Group

Cooper—one of 7 identified at the center of illegal Russian lobbying efforts reaching into the Trump campaign and Congress⤵︎
#magnitskyact #sanctions
ht @TrickFreee
Feb 17, 2011
Potomac Square Group is a DC-based PR company set up in February by fmr WSJ reporter Chris Cooper.

3d after the eruption of Bahrain's Arab spring protests on February 14, 2011, the Bahrain's Embassy signed a $20k 1-mo (renewable) contract
documentcloud.org/documents/4072…
“Potomac Square Group lobbying firm to provide “advice on dealing with reporters and public officials...in an effort to explain various positions held by the government of Bahrain” for a $20,000 monthly fee.” thehill.com/blogs/congress…
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Trump’s sanctions against #Turkey result largely from Erdogan’s purchase of #S400 from #Russia. Interestingly #India too signed a deal worth $5.4 billion with Russia for S-400 in 2015. If US decide to sanction India, Reliance Defense may be destroyed. greatgameindia.com/the-s400-deal-…
Purchases from #Russia attract US #sanctions under the #CAATSA Act.

The US can issue waivers but only on a transaction-to-transaction basis.

The US still has NOT given #India a waiver on this #S400 deal despite requests. greatgameindia.com/the-s400-deal-…
Guess who is the main offset partner for the #S400 deal between #India & #Russia?

Yup - it’s Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense.

Ambani signed a contract with Russia’s Almaz-Antey which makes S-400 potentially worth $6bn. greatgameindia.com/the-s400-deal-…
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46. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21 to 40. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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🚨BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump pressed Rex Tillerson to help persuade DOJ to drop a criminal case against Rudy Giuliani's client, Iranian-Turk Reza Zarrab, charged w/evading US #sanctions against #Iran.

Rexxon refused b/c it was ILLEGAL & Zarrab cut a deal.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
@realDonaldTrump Zarrab cut a deal and testified that a Turkish state-owned bank laundered BILLIONS for #Iran, helping them evade #sanctions, and Erdogan knew of and supported laundering cash for #Iran.🤬

Turkey has so far managed to avoid US penalties over the sanctions-evasion scheme.🙄
@realDonaldTrump More LIES and projection by Trump, who falsely accused @BarackObama of being "soft" on #Iran, yet Trump has schemed to give #Turkey (and his pal Erdogan) a pass for helping #Iran launder BILLIONS, in direct violation of #sanctions.

Total #corruption.🤬
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Urging Calm Amidst Hysteria On #Turkey #Syria- 1- Without explicit green-light from #USA it will be a very limited (for show) maneuver; 2- This is being used here in #Turkey for temporary political gain (uniting the opposition with current admin); 3- #Russia also has put limits
Take in the macro picture (Forest instead of the trees): A major offensive by #Turkey is opposed by: #USA #Syria #Russia & #Iran. Only a brief limited muscle-flexing show is allowed. #GeopoliticalTheater
Here it is #Turkey “Still Preparing”. For the last 5 days, 1 minute they say “we are going in shortly, as in the next 24 hrs”, the next minute “we are preparing” or “we are waiting for XYZ ...”. The written on stone “Sep 30” deadline in #Syria expired 9 days and 11 hrs ago.
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No but I was and my husband was. He was blinded and almost killed fighting terrorists. So I have a good idea how terrible war is and don't want one. However, I know that ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other organizations never tire of fighting or wanting to target the west. I'm not saying
war but I am saying not to forget that we can't just walk away from people who want to destroy us and our way of life. They have no problem waiting for us to get too tired of war - and just when we think everything is fine they will strike us again. Let's not give them
sanctuaries to strike us again from safe havens in #Syria #Afghanistan or anywhere. We have to be smarter and more patient. Also, let's not give Russia, Iran or Turkey the upper hand. #sanctions may work but we must be vigilant.
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23. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
1 to 20. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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21. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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🔥Purjury🔥

House attys say they have “grounds to believe” Mueller’s GJ info shows Trump lied under oath about his knowledge of his campaign’s contacts w/ WikiLeaks.

“While driving to La Guardia ...Candidate Trump told Gates more releases of damaging info will be coming.”
🔥Subpoenas2🔥

The House argued that Mueller’s GJ materials can be useful for House Intel’s ongoing Ukraine inv’n — specifically, Trump pushing for prosecution of Ukrainians who testified against Manafort.

McConnell says Senate will put Trump on trial if House votes to impeach
🔥Subpoenas3🔥

Pompeo Took Part in Trump-Zelensky Phone Call, Official Says

Several House Cmtes subpoena Trump lawyer Fruity G, in impeachment probe

Trump asked AU to help Barr discredit the Mueller Inv’n—Barr is not gonna like what he gets. 😎 #Rainfall

Pence is next.🤗
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼
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25 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019 🤨👇🏼
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22. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
1 to 20. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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21. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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