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#WednesdayWagner Now that the summer is about to end (Sommerdämmerung), let's resume this weekly digest of my music. Today: DIE WALKÜRE'S STORM. AN EXAMPLE OF ECONOMY OF MEANS IN WAGNER.
#TwitterCultural #SummerReading #Wagner #GreatestComposerEver
#WednesdayWagner The beginning of 'Die Walküre' is an absolute slap on the face that immerses you in a different atmosphere of 'Das Rheingold'. Indeed, the world of Gods and Nibelungs is replaced by the world of humans.
#WednesdayWagner There are many elements that contribute to the tension of this beginning. Let's mention, firstly, the 'obstinato' strategy by repeating the same idea with some transformations, as this contraction at the very beginning #TwitterCultural #SummerReading
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A new thread focusing on far-right subcultures and their ostentatious imagery among foreign armed actors involved in #Muslim-majority areas. One of the most notable examples is the so-called #Crusader subculture noted among U.S. Marines deployed in #Iraq and #Afghanistan.
A worrisome trend popular among a growing amount of U.S. armed troops is the intentional and ostentatious wear of anti-Muslim iconography and symbols with references to the Crusades and the Knights Templar. This has been noted by Foreign Policy (excerpt below) and others.
The "Pork Eating Crusader" patch mentioned above is one of the more popular patches used, referring to the prohibition of consuming pork in #Islam. The patch features both English as #Arabic, so there will be no confusion among the intended audience.
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LIBYA: #Russia & the #Wagner Group continue to be involved in both ground & air operations in #Libya

"Russia continues to play an unhelpful role in Libya by delivering supplies & equipment to the Wagner group," said Maj. Gen. Gering.

More: go.usa.gov/xfXv8 ImageImage
LIBYA: #Russia & the #Wagner Group continue to be involved in both ground & air operations in #Libya
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"The type and volume of equipment demonstrates an intent toward sustained offensive combat action capabilities, not humanitarian relief," said Gering.
LIBYA: #Russia & the #Wagner Group continue to be involved in both ground & air operations in #Libya
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"Russian involvement is evident--which the Kremlin lies about every time they deny it," said Col. Chris Karns, AFRICOM director of public affairs.
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US officially declares a policy of "active neutrality" on #Libya.

WTAF. Image
"The U.S. delegation emphasized that the #LNA’s affiliation with the #Wagner group, a Russian Ministry of Defense proxy...[is] at odds with U.S....interests."
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THREAD: Many in the West believe that dire economic impacts of the pandemic and oil market crash will suppress Putin’s appetite for foreign intervention. That view seems misguided if one looks through the lens of Russia’s deployment of #PMCs. 1/10 carnegieendowment.org/2020/06/02/imp…
Private military companies (PMCs), such as #Wagner, have emerged as a cornerstone of the #Kremlin’s off-the-books pursuit of an activist foreign policy agenda. They are a low-cost, low-risk, and deniable tool of power projection. 2/10 carnegieendowment.org/2019/07/08/put…
In #Libya, Wagner has played a key role in the surge on the battlefield of Khalifa Haftar (the principal rival of the UN-backed GNA) since the last fall. @USAfricaCommand recently uncovered Russia’s deployment of fighter aircraft in support of #Wagner in Libya. 3/10
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#Libya #AlWatiya #GNA #LNA #Turkey
1/The GNA has managed to break through defences and capture the Al-Watiya airbase...a major victory for them & probably means the LNA will no longer be able to seriously threaten Tripoli
#Libya #AlWatiya #GNA #LNA #Turkey
2/ few more pics from Al-Watiya airbase
#Libya #AlWatiya #Pantsir #GNA #LNA #Turkey
The GNA has reportedly captured a Pantsir AD system as well...although the below pic is pretty blurry...will update as more info becomes available
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What is the #Wagner Group?

The Wagner Group (Russian: Группа Вагнера, tr. Grupa Vagnera), also known as #PMCWagner, #ChVKWagner, or #CHVKVagner, is a mercenary outfit that operates on behalf of GRU and directly under the Kremlin.
Putin's right-hand man, oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin, was in touch with both the #Kremlin and #Assad before #Wagner mercenaries launched an attack on U.S. troops in #Syria, which led to 200- 300 dead mercenaries in Feb 2018. washingtonpost.com/world/national…
The #Wagner Group founder is Dmitriy Valeryevich Utkin, who was born in Kirovohrad Oblast (then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the USSR) in 1970, currently a military intelligence reserve commander for the Russian government. Circled below.
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Hilo sobre películas vistas en #EstadoDeAlarma
Estamos ante una oportunidad. Teniendo como tengo un adolescente en casa que mejor forma que pasar el tiempo con él viendo cine del bueno. #Cine, cine, cine, más cine por favor que cantaba #Aute #CineEnCasa empezamos:
Día 1
#ElGuateque Genial Peter Sellers, genial Blake Edwards. Dicen que ellos acabaron fatal después de hacerla, pero viéndola no se nota. Nos hemos reído sin parar. No se cuantas veces la habrá visto Mr. Bean. Rowan Atkinson copia hasta los ticks... Image
Día 2
#ElCastilloEnElCielo El adolescente me pide #Anime Flipo, en Netflix tienen varias de #Miyazaki Esto es otro nivel. La profundidad y belleza de sus historias es inigualable.Solo Wall-E de Pixar esta a la altura.Risas del adolescente cada vez que dicen el nombre del castillo Image
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Being in #Berlin while the preparations for the #Libya Peace Conference were under way, I gave an interview to the excellent @SumangaliS @dwnews about the possible outcomes of Sunday's meeting plus the assessment o the players including #IslamicState. bit.ly/2tsa7q9
@SumangaliS @dwnews My Two cents on #BerlinConference on #Libya:
1- Interesting that a major player, #Morocco, was not invited, while it was instrumental in the accords of #Skhirat.
2- Invited though: #Tunisia, #Algeria and #Qatar, countries favourable to the #GNA. bit.ly/30ET4gA
3- Like in #Moscow, the two #Libya-n parties the #GNA #Serraj & the #LNA #Haftar did NOT meet in #Berlin. Last time they met in an international-sponsored conference was in #France under the leadership of President #Macron.
4- Telling that the photo-op did not include any Libyans
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You don't have to believe it, but be aware of this.
Soon, #SquidProJoe #Biden will go back to retirement where he can reminisce with himself about how many world leaders he's beaten like a drum.
#FugitAboudItJoe #Hillary2020
#Biden admitted exerting a BILLION $ of pressure getting #Shokin fired.
After the decree dismissing Shokin was published on April 3, 2016, the governments of the United States and Ukraine signed a loan guarantee agreement worth $1 billion, on June 3.
#JoeBiden #SquidProJoe #DNC
The #ObamaBiden administration refused to provide weapons to Ukraine, and help in fighting pro-Russian rebels.
The administration feared that lethal aid would provoke Moscow.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/… #JoeBiden #SquidProJoe #DNC
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Yeesh.

Michael Flynn's
*Digital Army

Right out of
Evgeny Prigozhin
playbook

Infiltration + division
created thru bullying
discrediting, deceit + lies,
when truth presented,
only 2 confuse + divide.

All prt of program.

#Vagner #Wagner
How Putin's Oligarchs
[mob scum]
Got Inside tRUmp Team

Evgeny Prigozhin 👈
#Vagner #Wagner
GRU troll factory
+ mercenary armies

*Mercenary Forces:
Those not *officially
wrkng on b 1/2 of Pootles

Viktor Vekselberg
Oleg Deripaska
Aras Agalarov

time.com/5401645/putins…
Here's
Evgeny Progozhin
ass-liqqing,
I mean *serving,
Pootles.

Some refer 2
mob scum as
The Chef
others refer 2 him as
The Cook

nytimes.com/2018/02/16/wor…
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🔥GaslitNation🔥

Epstein's Death Was On 4Chan Before Officials Announced It —

Now Authorities Are Investigating
About 38 minutes before news outlets first reported Jeffrey Epstein's death in prison, a 4chan user published a detailed post about it.
🔥GaslitNation2🔥

Trump’s promotion of Jeffrey Epstein conspiracies enters gaslighting mode

Which begs the obvious question, why?

Trump has a nasty habit of accusing his political enemies of that which he &/or his cohorts are guilty.

Ex: UraniumOne = Saudi Nuke Deal
🔥GaslitNation3🔥

Why is Barr attempting to control the narrative again? Why did he not recuse, as he should?

Barr has ordered immediate changes in leadership at the MCC in NY following Jeffrey Epstein's death.

The Day Epstein Told A Journo He Had Dirt on Powerful People
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.@USAfricaCommand Gen Thomas Waldhauser & @Southcom Adm Craig Faller about to testify before the #SASC

Lawmakers already asking about growing influence of #Russia #China in their regions, as well as need to keep the pressure up on terrorism
"Overall US strategic interests in #Africa are very clear" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser "Prevent the undermining of our alliances or destabilization of African nations,counter violent extremist organizations,decrease the potential for Africa to become a failed continent"
"Persistent pressure on #alShabaab #ISIS & #alQaida associated groups remains necessary to prevent this destabilization" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser
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#Russia-n mercenaries are now showing up everywhere in #Africa: one country in particular is the #CAR where Russians are also providing weapons. Also present in the #Niger Delta of #Nigeria actually helping the rebels that target the western oil companies. bit.ly/2KkU0OD
Fascinating story on how #Russia entered the #CAR. It was blocking a delivery of weapons from #France to #Bangui so #Macron told CAR President to go and convince Russia to unblock the sale. Instead Russia saw an opportunity to sell its own weapons to CAR. bit.ly/2rj8kyH
3 #Russian journalists killed in #CAR while filming #Wagner, the private military firm run by Evgeny #Prigozhin used especially in #Syria, part of #Putin's inner circle. Documentary was part of @tzurrealism, supported by Mikhail #Khodorkovsky.
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