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@PM_ViktorOrban #US planned the #War and the #EnergyCrisis in #Europe | Sep 13
- In what appears to be an exceptional internal leak from the close-to-gov think tank #RAND Co., known among other things to have been behind American strategy for foreign and defense policy.
@PM_ViktorOrban #RAND Co | Jan 25
- There is an urgent need for resources to flow into the national economy, especially the #banking system
Only European countries bound by #EU and #NATO commitments will be able to provide them without significant mil and pol costs for us
@PM_ViktorOrban #Rand Co | Jan 25
- 'The key objective described in the doc is to #divide #EU by placing #UsefulIdiots in political positions in order to stop #Russian #energy supplies from reaching the continent'
- The entire #EU #economy will #collapse.
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1) #US Intel Helped #India Rout #China in 2022 Border Clash

US gave real-time intel of Chinese positions, force strength in advance of a #PLA incursion

This caught the PLA off-guard, enraged Beijing, forced them to reconsider its approach to border grabs…
2) It made a difference.

The subsequent clash on Dec. 9 involving hundreds of troops wielding spiked clubs and Tasers did not result in any deaths as previous encounters have, rather it was limited to a dozen or so injuries and – most conspicuously – a Chinese retreat.
3) “They were waiting. And that’s because the U.S. had given India everything to be fully prepared for this,” the source says. “It demonstrates a test case of the success of how the two militaries are now cooperating and sharing intelligence.”
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#SaudiArabia to reopen consulate in #Damascus, #Syria

After playing a key role in the #US-led war to topple the #Syrian government, #SaudiArabia reversed course and will re-open its embassy in #Damascus 12 years after the start of the war…
Saudi Arabia plans to reopen its consulate in the Syrian capital, Damascus, over a decade after it was closed at the onset of the US-led war on Syria in 2011, Middle East Monitor reported.…
The kingdom plans to reopen the consulate in Damascus following the holy month of Ramadan. Additional preparations will be made during the upcoming visit to Syria by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan, who will meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Image
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#US war on #Iraq 'dark page in #US history', 'no state is safe': Envoy
Even though the entire world has known that the invasion of #Iraq was based on false pretenses that the country had weapons of mass destruction, the #US continues to justify its violation of international law, said the #Russian Ambassador to the US
Commenting on the anniversary of the war on Iraq, Anatoly Antonov described it as a “dark page in American history."
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#Ukraine: Today's updates from #UkraineWar: 1. UA military says that #Avdiivka may become a 2nd #Bakhmut, with RU forces trying to surround it. However, despite making some gains, RU has lost 3 companies of troops there in the last 2 days. #tweet100 (Map: @ChuckPfarrer) Image
#Ukraine: 2. At #Kreminna RU once again carried out unsuccessful attacks at #Novoselivske & #Bilohorivka, otherwise no change. #tweet100 (Map: @mhmck) Image
#Ukraine: 3. Heavy fighting continues in the NW & S sectors of #Bakhmut, with UA forces pushing away RU troops at #Ivanivske despite increased pressure. UA has evacuated all children from #ChasivYar to a safer place. #tweet100 ImageImage
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#Russian Su-35 blocks 2 #US bombers from Russian border over Baltic Sea
Two US strategic bombers B-52 were intercepted on Monday by a Russian fighter jet Su-35 from reaching the Russian border over the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Control Center (NDCC) announced.
"On March 20, 2023, the radars of the air defense forces of the Western Military District on duty detected two air targets flying in the direction of the state border of the Russian Federation over the Baltic Sea," the NDCC confirmed in a statement.
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It remains to be seen whether #Iran will temper its behavior after the deal with #SaudiArabia or if it will embarrass the guarantor #China and relapse into its old ways, says @JackRosenNYC, President @AJCongress.

Full statement🧵⤵️: /1
The agreement between #SaudiArabia -#Iran to restore diplomatic ties renews debate about the future of peace between #Israel and Arab states, Iran’s malign influence in the region, and #America’s role in the Middle East and ties with traditional regional allies-- @JackRosenNYC /2
#AmericanJewishCongress recognizes 🇸🇦 rationale in severing diplomatic ties with #Iran in Jan 2016. Extremists linked to #IRGC+#Basij stormed & burned #Saudi missions, in violation of intl law & as an attempt to exacerbate tensions to advance 🇮🇷’s extreme ideological agenda. /3
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As Chin. President #XiJinping visits Moscow, what signals #China and #Russia are sending each other, the world, and re #UkraineRussianWar? Comparison of statements 🧵:
1.Both Xi and Putin published articles in leading media, Putin in @PDChina and Xi in @rianru. Some diff.: 1/20
On #CH-#RU ties, Xi repeats the Chinese definition of ties: "China and Russia are committed to no-alliance, no-confrontation and not targeting any third party in developing our ties.坚持不结盟、不对抗、不针对第三方“。 2/20 CH:…
Russian President #Putin, on the other hand, REPEATS the "NO LIMITS" 提法/formula from 2022: Russia-China ties "surpass Cold War-time military-political alliances in their quality, with no one to constantly order and no one to constantly obey, without limitations or taboos." 3/20
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🚨🚨 HELP Syria 🚨🚨
Russian Intelligence Service: #US uses #terrorist groups to undermine situation in #Syria
Russian Foreign Intelligence Service has announced that the #US continues to use #terrorist groups in #Syria to undermine positions of the Syrian government.
“The Central Command of the #US forces is planning to form battalions of terrorists to carry out hostile acts against the legitimate #Syrian government”
-Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergey Naryshkin-
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#Mediapooli @JoukoJokinen @merjaya @RSF_en
#mRNA-#YLE valehtelee veronmaksajille jälleen pimeän tullen, kahdessa peräkkäisessä lähetyksessä 19.3.2023, kuin varas
-"#Venäjä pommitti sivilien suojana toimineen #Mariupol'in teatteria, satoja ihmisisä kuoli."…
@JoukoJokinen @merjaya @RSF_en #Humanitarian mission near #Sartana, we met a large number of people who had just fled #Mariupol.
- Among these #civilians was #Nikolay, who agreed to tell us on camera what happened with the #MaternityHospital and the #theatre in #Mariupol
@JoukoJokinen @merjaya @RSF_en cc: @ KimDotcom
The #IntlCrimCourt that we don’t recognize has issued an arrest warrant against #Putin for #evacuating #children from a #Warzone that is getting #shelled with OUR #weapons -we #killed over 20 #million people in 37 victim nations since #WW2.
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#Yemen-#Sanaa: In a press conference, the Yemeni Armed Forces revealed a terrifying statistic regarding the harvest of eight years of steadfastness in the face of aggression.

The official spokesman for the Sana'a forces @army21ye , Brigadier General Yahya Saree,
revealed,on Sunday, the harvest of 8 years of confronting the coalition war on #Yemen
"The number of raids launched by the aggression through its warplanes is more than 274,302 raids, including 59 raids during the last year," Brigadier Saree said in a statement.
The statement added, "During the battle to confront the brutal aggression, our forces carried out more than 13,229 military operations, including 6,702 offensive operations and 6,527 response operations, thwarting offensive attempts and enemy advances."
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President Assad & Asma arrive in #UAE for high level state visit. Recent visits & ceremonial receptions for President have reinforced #Syria return to regional & global prominence despite best efforts of #US #UK #Israel. 12 years hybrid war failed. ImageImageImage
President al-Assad's plane was accompanied by several warplanes, welcoming his visit.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan accompanied President Al-Assad to the platform of honor and the national anthem of the Syrian Arab Republic was played.
President al-Assad was received by His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of the Presidential Court, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
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Funding shortcoming forces WFP to cut rations to 4 million Afghans

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced that it has been forced to cut rations to 4 million Afghans this month due to a funding shortfall amid the country's severe humanitarian crisis.
"Due to funding constraints, at least 4 million people will receive just half of what they need to get by in March," the WFP indicated in a statement,
The WFP stressing that the agency urgently needs $93 million in funding to reach 13 million people in Afghanistan in April.
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@NATO @jensstoltenberg The Ministry of #ForeignAffairs organized an official opinion poll on joining #NATO, which ended on Nov 23. The #Finnish people (92%) #REJECTED joining NATO.
The MFA, in #violation of the #PublicityAct, refuses to hand over copies of stats free of charge.
@NATO @jensstoltenberg @IntlCrimCourt #Eduskuntavaalit2023. @niinisto @Haavisto @anttikaikkonen @Puolustusvoimat @kokoomus
The #People of #Finland will fiercely fight against all invasion attempts by #NATO #WarCriminals, freed criminals hired to fight and their equipment. ImageImage
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Distract and divert: How Tony Blair screens his role in Iraq War

20 years on, #Blair lashes out at #Putin to divert public attention from the atrocities he was behind in #Iraq, not to mention his role in the #Afghanistan war.
This month, twenty years ago, the #UnitedStates initiated a large military invasion of #Iraq alongside its ally, the #UK, without a @UN mandate and in defiance of some of the biggest demonstrations ever seen in Britain.
It was the start of an eight-year occupation that resulted in the deaths of more than one million Iraqi.
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#Americans Don’t Care About the #Iraqi Dead. They Don’t Even Care About Their Own.

The #US has a long and disturbing habit of ignoring the violence it commits overseas as well as at home.
Ignoring civilian casualties is a necessary act of erasure if you wish to avoid a frank assessment of not just the Iraq War, but also the legacy and future of #US foreign policy.…
If you specify those casualties —which is not just hundreds of thousands of dead #Iraqis in an illegal war begun with lies, but also millions of people injured, forced out of their homes,& traumatized for the rest of their lives —the discourse must change.…
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@UnrollHelper @IntlCrimCourt @FRANCE24 @threadreaderapp #Putin visits #Crimea on anniversary of its annexation from Ukraine |-3h
@UnrollHelper @IntlCrimCourt @FRANCE24 @threadreaderapp #US threatens to #arrest #ICC #judges if they pursue Americans for #Afghan #WarCrimes | 10/09/2018
- #WhiteHouse Nat Sec Advisor J. #Bolton called the #Hague-based rights body "unaccountable" and "outright #dangerous" to the #US, #Israel and other #allies…
@UnrollHelper @IntlCrimCourt @FRANCE24 @threadreaderapp #US #bars entry to #ICC investigators, says '#attacking #America's #RuleOfLaw' | 15/03/2019
- “The ICC is attacking America’s '#RuleOfLaw',” #Pompeo told reporters. “It’s not too late for the court to change course and we urge that it do so immediately.”…
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Toxic #US military burn pits in #Iraq caused cancer, other illnesses

The hidden costs of the illegal 2003 #US invasion of #Iraq continue to emerge decades later
Toxic smoke from #US military burn pits at bases in #Iraq following the 2003 invasion and occupation of the country has caused deadly cancers and respiratory problems in both US soldiers and Iraqis, the Washington Post reported on 18 March.…
“Where soldiers established military bases, they burned their trash in the open, poisoning the air all around them,” the Post wrote.…
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@IntlCrimCourt @FRANCE24 #Donbass #Genocide. Those who #illegally sold #weapons to #Ukraine should have been caught by now.
Pres Sauli #Niinistö: '#Finland does not give arms aid to Ukraine' | 02/05/2015
- 'The hand grenade pin is off and variations of the #WW3 have taken place'
@IntlCrimCourt @FRANCE24 #PatriaGate. Sauli #Niinistö dealt 200 armored vehicles to the Ukrainian army
-As early in the year, Niinistö declared that #Finland would not provide arms assistance to #Ukraine.
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Erdogan´s move to only ratify #Finland goes against the wish of those 28 allies who have already ratified both Sweden and Finland – together, as it was intended. Turkey creates a wedge in #NATO that mainly serves the interest of Russia. A thread👇…
1/5 Russia benefits from a fragmented and unfulfilled security architecture in Europe. Hungary, also with close ties to Russia, will follow suite and only ratify Finland.
2/5 Sweden’s status as an invitee means that defense and political integration into NATO is ongoing. Noteworthy, Turkey is not blocking it. In addition, several allies have already given bilateral security assurances. Hence, in the short term, the decoupling is less worrisome.
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Job of US Marine corps was killing people: Iraq War veterans speak up

Many #Americans have forgotten about the atrocities committed by #US-led occupation forces in #Iraq since the invasion of 2003.
However, the repercussions of the #US war crimes and other serious violations of international law in #Iraq continue to be an unavoidable part of Iraqis' daily life.
Trauma persists for most #Iraqis as 20% of people had had at least one murdered individual in their household as a result of the #US occupation of their country, as per a survey, conducted by Opinion Research Business (ORB).
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CENTCOM chief decries Russian flyovers of US illegal occupation bases in Syria

The #US illegal ocupation forces controls nearly a third of #Syria and has been accused of stealing 80 percent of the country's daily oil output…
US Central Command (CENTCOM) chief, General Michael Kurilla, said on 16 March that the Russian air force has increased the frequency of “unprofessional” and “unsafe” flyovers of #US illegal occupation bases in #Syria.…
Around 900 #US illegal ocupation forces are still deployed in the Levantine nation, controlling nearly a third of the country and a large portion of its oil fields.…
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Taken together, the first two #US manufacturing surveys for March give three messages:

1. activity is expected to deteriorate as these survey levels are associated with a GDP contraction of 0.7% y/y Image
2. short-term inflationary pressures are at their lowest since July 2020 Image
3. the transmission of monetary policy, after the banks, reaches non-financial companies: investment spending intentions are more than one standard deviation below the average Image
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After 10 months of decline and for the 3rd month in a row, our #US housing activity indicator has stopped deteriorating with 11 out of 15 indicators up, among which building permits
Housing was the 1st demand component to turn around in March 2021 and should, as in past cycles, be the first to recover

There are three main reasons for the first signs of recovery in the housing market:

1) The decline in house prices, which is expected to continue given the historical lag of prices on housing activity. This correction makes homes more affordable as is evident in the decline in the ratio of house prices to disposable income by over 10%
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