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Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum - daughter of the ruler of #Dubai - vanished in February, apparently attempting to escape the #UAE. This is the story of the tape she left behind. theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2…
The story of the Emirati princess who tried to escape twice but was forcibly repatriated, whose sister tried to escape and was also forcibly repatriated, is horrific. And makes you ask: how much worse for ordinary women in the #UAE?
It is a horrific story and one which must also force questions about #Dubai and its glitzy image: “Latifa says her role as a PR coup for modern Dubai – she was fond of skydiving, which was reported as a sign of her freedom – is a sham.” #UAE
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It is not lost on me that whenever I post about women raped, abused, tortured, threatened with jail for journalism, be they in the US, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Switzerland, Egypt, Philippines, I am told:
- the women are lying
- the women want attention
- the women are ugly
- I am ugly
All fucking day, the same thing just from different locations. All demanding the women & by extension I “prove” that the boy king of Saudi Arabia tortured feminists,the ruler of Dubai abducted & imprisoned his princess daughter, the thug president of Philippines bullies a journo
Sometimes it’s obvious they’re trolls, other times they are shamefully real people NOT being paid to regurgitate misogynist shit, but ALL times they are dipping into a deep well of patriarchy that demands women “prove” the very patriarchy that patriarchy insists doesn’t exist.
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“I’ve been mistreated & oppressed all of my life...Women are treated like subhumans. My father...can’t continue to do what he’s been doing to us all” Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum,daughter of #Dubai ruler.Imagine how much worse for ordinary women theguardian.com/world/2018/dec…
Latifa is 2nd of Sheikh’s daughters to try to flee life of caged luxury &then vanish after reports of recapture.Her older sister,Shamsa,was seized on streets of Cambridge after fleeing family’s Surrey estate in 2000,in apparent abduction never fully investigated by British police
Latifa‘s bid to escape & her repatriation w/assistance of foreign govt reminds me of #Saudi Dina Ali Lasloum who tried to escape forced marriage but was detained at Manila airport until uncles came, beat her up, dragged her onto plane home w/limbs bound google.com/amp/s/www.nyti…
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The War in #Yemen is a fight to stop #Iran from dominating the shipping routes and expanding its malign influence.

Our allies #SaudiArabia and #UAE are doing the hard work to keep all of us safe.
We can help the people suffering there, but we cannot allow Iran to win.
Iran has no legitimate interest in Yemen, other than to expand its sphere of influence and to create a Shia corridor of control. Although Iran’s role in Yemen has been underreported by the media, Iran has been funding, arming, and training the Houthis. state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/20…
A vital US interest at stake here is to ensure the free flow of shipping through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. Iran already sits astride the Straits of Hormuz & has claimed recently they control traffic through it.
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The administration is studying naming Alhouthis as a terrorist group! Better late than never! But here are 7 reasons why: #terrorism (Thread)
1. Houthis foiled the (already flawd) political process in 2014-15 and took over the capital Sanaa putting the legitimate president and cabinet under house arrest! #Yemen #Houthis #Terrorism
2. Recruiting child soldiers, something I witnessed with my own eyes since the 2000s. #Yemen #Houthis #Terrorism
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Thread 👇triggered many questions:

1-How can Syrian leadership resume relations with #Saudi after its support of the Opp?

2-What about #Iran and will Tehran feel betrayed?

3-What about #Russia and how might this potential shift impact Turkish/Russian relations?

Answers ==>
2-On #Saudi : No question that Riyadh/Damascus rapprochement is difficult to foresee. Note that this shift is being led #UAE and not Saudi. Riyadh is expected to follow and yes, reluctantly. Damascus is just as easy about this given Saudi’s early support of the Opp. BUT ==>
3-When discussing Riyadh/Damascus, it’s critical to think about Qatari/Saudi schism. If forced to choose, who should Damascus side with? Answer: #Saudi . Why? #Qatar is ardent supporter of the Moslem Brotherhood (enemy of both Damascus & Riyadh). Doha is also still supporting Opp
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SIGNIFICANT:

#SYRIA #UAE #SAUDI ARE ON CUSP OF FORMING A NEW REGIONAL ALLIANCE TO DEFEAT THE IDEOLOGY AND EXPANSION OF THE MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD LONG CHAMPIONED AND SUPPORTED BY #QATAR #TURKEY

EXPECT REOPENING OF UAE EMBASSY IN DAMASCUS TO KICK START THE NEW REGIONAL SHIFT
2-This important shift comes on the back of intense and comprehensive meetings that took place recently in Abu Dhabi. The common objective of the parties is to stabilize #Syria and ensure the return of the secular state that existed prior to 2011.
3-There is no doubt that this new shift will create a challenge for Damascus when it comes to its relations with its long ally #Iran. At the same time, this shift will also be a perfect opportunity for Damascus to prove its independence when it comes to Foreign Policy
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“The #UAE strongly supports the US approach to addressing global concerns about #Iran’s behavior. “
“The #UAE will continue to work closely with the US, regional allies, and other responsible nations to apply all the tools of diplomacy and statecraft to hold #Iran accountable for its destabilizing activities in the Middle East and beyond.”
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❄️StoneColdIndictment❄️

SIGINT of Stone saying he talked to Trump regularly early in the 2016 campaign & of RS claiming he deserved credit for coordinating w/ Wikileaks.

Mueller scrutinizing C. Johnson & Stone’s advanced knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plans to drop hacked Dem emails.
❄️StoneCold❄️

Arab intel: Qahtani (fall guy) was beamed into a room of the Saudi consulate via Skype.

He hurled insults at Khashoggi over the phone. Allegedly Khashoggi answered insults with his own.

Qahtani told his men to dispose of Khashoggi. "Bring me the head of the dog"
❄️StoneCold❄️

Folks don’t forget Pastor Andrew Brunson was ‘detained’ in Turkey in August, but released following the murder of Khoshoggi.

Also, don’t forget Flynn’s failed plot to kidnap the Cleric Gulen for Erdogan.

👉🏼Will Trump hand over Gulen?

👉🏼Mnuchin 💰💰?
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1. In 2014 #Cadre was founded by Ryan Williams and the #Kushner brothers (#Jared and #Joshua) They funded #Cadre initially through Thrive Capital partners which is a V.C. fund, raising $18 million initially,

#JaredKushner #SaudiArabia #Cadre #Russia
2.Among the investors of this $18 million initial funding where Peter #Thiel, George #Soros and David #Yu

#JaredKushner #SaudiArabia #Cadre #Russia
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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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1/ The #Saudi kidnapping of #Khashoggi reminds me of the kidnapping of #Hariri. It is meant to embarrass the other party, this time the gov of #Turkey, and provoke a diplomatic crisis. This is drug Cartel methods. It has no other goal than to assert power over the other.
2/ However, resorting to these methods to assert power in the political and international affairs sphere is always a sign of weakness and a sign of a power in crisis. #SaudiArabia
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On the 14th of this October, we will be rolling out a unique and affordable #insurance scheme to replace the current "3k AED" bank guarantee system. The MoU on the insurance scheme has been signed today with an Inusrance Pool represented by Dubai Insurance Company.

#UAE
H. E. Nasser Al Hamli: "With the new #insurance scheme, #UAE will be the first country to guarantee the wages of all workers in the private and domestic sectors"
Private sector establishments shall be able to get their bank gurantees refunded in the following two cases:
1- when a work permit is cancelled.
2- when they renew a work payment given that they buy an insurance policy instead.
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Really happy to see this from @SethAbramson . I investigated a Qatar--Rosneft part of it for a year and a half and yes, it is all supported by docs in public domain.
Here is Trump--Rosenft--Qatar part from my research.
#Rosneft #Qatar #SaudiArabia #UAE #Trump from @SethAbramson (plus my two cents on Rosneft--Qatar.) Other Rosneft buffs, did you see this? @WendySiegelman @grantstern @J_amesp @submergingmkt @annmarlowe
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All the forces killed in #terrorist attack on military parade in SW city of #Ahvaz are from #IRGC forces, at least 7 guards injured. 2 terrorists neutralized and 2 on the run. #Iran
This video shows moments following terrorist attack against military parade in #Ahvaz. #Iran tn.ai/1833698
According to Fars news agency 1 terrorist has been injured, another arrested following clashes with Iranian security forces in #Ahvaz, SW of #Iran.
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This obscure story about #mercenaries training for the #Yemen #Hodeidah push may sound far fetched, but remember Palestinian Mohammed Dahlan was at the January Seychelles meeting with Erik Prince and we know how the whole UAE mercs for Yemen plan started. mintpressnews.com/israel-trainin…
You might also remember that the day before Prince arrived at the Four Seasons, on January11, 2017, that the #UAE was offering 5000 men to fight in Afghanistan via bagman George Nader in an email to money hustler Elliott Broidy to impress President Trump. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5…
Erik Prince was fingered by the NYTimes as the man behind UAE mercenary company Reflex Response. R2 allegedly hired Olly North sidekick, Robert W. Owen, of Jupiter Fl to provide Colombian mercenaries via BVI-based, Thor Global Enterprises. #1585788.
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Excellent write-up by J. Flores at FRN on Russia going along with western narrative over the IL-20 jet downed on Monday.
That French frigate Auvergne shot down the plane is a long shot, but #NATO wanting to sever #Russia#France ties is nothing new. fort-russ.com/2018/09/full-a…
Summing up the facts that led to, and followed, the downing of a Russian IL-20 plane.

1/ #NATO has strongly opposed the #Idlib campaign from #Syria & #Russia, warning a response to a chemical attack and then – to secure an escalation – on any attack. maps.southfront.org/now-u-s-threat…
2/ One #NATO member also strongly opposed to the #Idlib campaign, but for all different reasons: #Turkey reinforced its backed rebels in Idlib with support (after striking out the #HTS on its books) and weapons.
reuters.com/article/us-mid…
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A key pillar of KSA’s foreign policy is peacemaking; promoting development; and maintaining security.#KSA, with support from the #UAE, achieved the Jeddah Peace Agreement between Ethiopia & Eritrea, which ended 20 years of war and will bring stability, security to a vital region.
KSA has always been at the forefront of reconciliation efforts and promoting peace. While others exploit conflicts to sow division, #KSA mediates, with successful outcomes going back decades, including; Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, among others.
The security of Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Horn of Africa is vital for KSA, the region and the world. Around 15% of the world’s trade passes through this area and KSA will keep working towards safeguarding the region from instability whether it‘s from piracy or Iran's militias.
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"If #Qatar doesn't change, the U.S. could always relocate its Al-Udeid operations to the #UAE's Al-Dhafra Air Base." - writes @TomRtweets on @dcexaminer
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President @realDonaldTrump should pick up the phone — or get on @Twitter — and tell #Qatari Emir @TamimBinHamad that the #US won't use expanded base facilities in Qatar and will consider relocating the U.S. military out of #Qatar entirely.
#Qatar's intent in constructing new facilities at #AlUdeid is about locking the U.S. into a long-term formal military presence in that nation.
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Ha ha ! Mr. Jamal openly defending and supporting #terror designated #MuslimBrotherhood who are nothing but a bunch of rapists & thugs !
In his this OpEd, he continues to show this empathy towards #MuslimBrotherhood leader #Morsi and glorifies #Politicalislam and says it has to be part of a government ! #Bullshit
The #Islamist- loving @JKhashoggi forgets that #ISIS is a direct offspring of #politicalislam and #MuslimBrotherhood offshoots !!
Yet he is happy to glorify them ...
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4 year ago | #UAE Foreign Minister explained to @BretBaier of @FoxNews on why #MuslimBrotherhood @CAIRNational Is Listed as a Terrorist Group - Watch !
Ha ha ! Bunch of cowards !
@CAIRNational @CAIRNewYork
Ohh look they have a #Spanish #Espanol account too ! 😂 #CAIRisaTerroristOrg
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A summary of Baghdadi’s new audio message, the first in a year
The 55-minute statement is titled: "Give Glad Tidings to the Patient"
First 8 minutes of the state of Muslims & Islam today .. a pervasive "jahiliyyah" (pre-Islam state) & Muslims have to return to the way of the Salaf (1st 3 generations).

Islamic State fighters remain steadfast against all kinds of enemies: Jews, crusaders, apostates, Majus/Iran.
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The amount of crap and baseless claims that #AssociatedPress #AP is filling in into the mainstream media is unbelievable, especially regarding #Yemen !
#UAE’s heroic #counterterrorism operations in #Yemen against #AlQaeda are well spoken and praised by the #US Forces; but our friends at #AP are so happy to debunk those live operations and efforts easily !
US Forces and defense sec. didn’t call us the #LittleSparta for no reason; we fought like warriors in the face of #Iran’s terror, presented sacrifices of our men, saved poor #Yemeni children, and rebuilt the south of #Yemen !
#AP needs to learn ...
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Fascinating, in-depth reporting by @AP on the #Saudi-#UAE coalition’s complex dealing with #AQAP in #Yemen.

- Key thought: this is the challenge #AQAP (& Nusra/#HTS in #Syria) poses, by embedding into & reflecting broader local dynamics.

apnews.com/f38788a561d74c…
@AP #pt: Just like #HTS in #Syria, #AQAP in #Yemen is not a wholly contiguous organization of committed global jihadis - it's strengthened itself by embracing local drivers & structures.

=> That provides opportunities for counter-actors, but they require [some] engagement to do so.
@AP #pts: Another parallel to #Syria is seen in how the extent of localism embraced by #AQAP may in fact have weakened its long-term durability; by leaving large swathes of fighters vulnerable to cooptation by adversaries/rivals.

For more, see @Dr_E_Kendall:

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