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In light of another one of @POTUS abhorrent public statement’s in a long line of nuclear destruction fantasies, it’s time to look again at who he’s talking about annihilating. I’ve many pics in Afghanistan. This is thread one in an ongoing series.
@POTUS I’m an outsider. The frames within which I tell stories are focused through my own education, beliefs, privileges, and moral sentiment. To that extent they don’t provide a full picture. I encourage feedback, criticism, and perspective particularly from Afghans.
@POTUS I will provide more context to these and other pictures in subsequent threads. Right now, a response to the threat of genocide is my prime concern.
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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's Visit to United States is probably the most important visit of 2019. Here is why we think it matters that much.
#PMIKVisitingUS
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The Visit is coming at a very critical juncture. #Pakistan is leading #Afghanistan peace process and has won the confidence of both parties contesting in Afghanistan. The visit will make progress in the direction by increasing confidence between Pakistan and USA now.
USA is looking forward to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and is very well aware of the change in dynamics since 2001.
Pak-US Collaboration can secure an honourable and safe exit of US troops from Afghanistan after a political settlement of the war.
#AfghanistanEndGame
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For this Sunday, some thoughts triggered by this @nytimesbooks review by @ABarnardNYT of Elliot Ackerman's latest book – while I will touch on the substance of the work briefly, this is really a thread about who gets to be part of these conversations nytimes.com/2019/07/10/boo…
Different NYT pages have given over a lot of space to Ackerman; in the last 6 months we’ve heard FROM or OF him 3x at @nytimesbooks as well as also at @nytopinion
A Marine who participated in the invasions/occupations of #Iraq & #Afghanistan & was awarded Purple Heart & Silver Star for what he did there on behalf of the US military in those invasions/occupations of Iraqis/Afghans, he then became a novelist. What did he write about?
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"My parent's Greatest Generation [WWII], they fought to establish an int'l order that has prevented great power war for over 7 decades & it's currently under the most stress since the end of the Cold War" Gen Mark Milley, nominated as next chairman of @thejointstaff, tells #SASC
"From #EastAsia to the #MiddleEast to Eastern #Europe, authoritarian actors are testing the limits of the int'l system & seeking regional dominance while challenging int'l norms & undermining US interests" Gen Milley warns #SASC
"Our goal should be to sustain Great Power peace that has existed since World War II and deal firmly with all those who might challenge us" per Gen Milley
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3. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq

#Iraq #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren
1. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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2. The legacy of US, UK, Australia, Poland and NATO in Iraq 🤨👇🏼
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They have infiltrated all our institutions; from sovereigns to senate; from commerce to church.

They have fed us a series of lies and we have gorged upon them.

It’s time to stop the feeding frenzy and change our diet to one of #Truth!

#SlavesNoMore #Trump #MAGA #QAnon
As civilizations grew, one state battled another. War was a constant; death was routine.

Why we cannot truly say, but the same families were always behind the decisions on both sides.
Any explanation for warfare with fellow human beings is insane.

And yet, the world is a big stage where death and destruction are acted out repeatedly with bigger and bigger weapons and larger numbers of deaths.
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#Fear is the #WeaponOfTyranny.
When slave owners in America wanted to control any desire their black slaves might have to escape or rebel they did not need to break every slave's legs. That would have been to lose an asset. They #lynched the odd slave to send a chilling message.
When the Taliban in #Afghanistan wanted girls out of school, and women in #burqa, they did not beat up or terrorise all women. They merely brutalised - in public - the odd woman to send a chilling message.
When #India's #RightWing fascists wanted to keep the minorities (muslims, dalits, women) in their place in the heirarchy they merely had to send out the #LynchMobs on the odd occasion, video the atrocity and share it on #WhatsApp to send a chilling message
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Establishment Turned Against @TulsiGabbard👇TIMELINE
Nov 2015
- Criticized Pres. Obama Strategy Removing Assad from Power
- Criticizing the Head of the #DNC for Leaving her & other Com. Members out of the Debates Schedule
Feb 28, 2016 Endorsed #BernieSanders
Jan 26, 2017 #Syria
The Civil Beat Poll - May 24, 2018
Civil Beat Poll: @TulsiGabbard Is Hawaii’s Most Popular Politician
Only former President Obama gets higher marks than the Hawaii congresswoman.

#Tulsi2020🌺#TulsiGabbard @TulsiPress #Hawaii civilbeat.org/2018/05/civil-…
Before the Establishment Turned on #TulsiGabbard for Standing Firm Against #US' Regime Change Strategy in #Syria
2013 VOGUE ISSUE 👇Glowing Editorial Full of Praise
Making a Splash: Is Tulsi Gabbard the Next Democratic Party Star?
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#Turkey has welcomed #Hytera into #Istanbul with open arms. Hytera (based in #Shenzhen, #China) manufactures OTA (over-the-air) encrypted radios which have been found in the hands of #ISIS.

BONUS: #Motorola recently accused Hytera of “industrial espionage on a grand scale.”
… just in case you doubt me about #ISIS using #China-made #Hytera radios, here’s a bit of #OSINT (and there are other photos you can find similar to these):
… and it doesn’t seem to just be #Turkey & #ISIS who seem to love #China-made OTA encrypted #Hytera radios. This photo purports to be taken in #Afghanistan, of a #Taliban’i jihadi:
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#Pakistan informed #Iran at highest levels in the past few weeks that #Tehran needs to do as much to ease tensions as other parties should. For example, easing of #US sanctions should come with Iran reducing support to proxies in #Yemen/#Syria. #Iranian officials asked #Islamabad
..to openly hold the #US responsible for current tensions in #Gulf. #Pakistan said tensions are a shared responsibility & all parties can do more to reduce hostilities. Pakistan has assumed responsibilities to secure international navigation in Northern Arabian Sea
just at the mouth of Strait of #Hormuz. #Pakistani naval vessels are patrolling the region and cooperating closely with #Oman #UAE #US and other allies. Pakistan is still reeling from the daring attack of May 11 on #Gwadar which was followed by #Fujairah next day & then #Saudi
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#Istanbul #Reelection Today- ~6 hrs left to polls closing. High stakes. Hoping for a smooth, Democratic & peaceful process. It will be an intense evening count. I’ll report updates periodically. Reporting on the ground from #Turkey @sibeledmonds
#IstanbulReelection- 39 Districts, 10,560,963 Votes. That’s a lot of votes to count! Down to 2 Mayoral candidates: Ruling Party #AKP candidate Yıldırım vs Main Opposition Party #CHP Candidate İmamoğlu. Polls will close at 5:00 pm here (in ~6 hours).
Over 1/3 of #Turkey’s population lives in #Istanbul. A good chunk of national GDP & many many billion dollars District budget for the elected #Mayor. #AKP lost in mayoral elections of biggest cities: #Ankara, #Izmir & #Antalya, with #Istanbul as the “hottest tamale” TBD today.
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24. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼
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#Rouhani invites #Japan to invest in #Chabahar. Interesting how #Iran is bringing countries that have policy issues with #China to get in the port to counter #CPEC/#Gwadar.
This should not surprise anyone. This is a consistent policy of involving states with issues with #China like #India/#US/#Japan to counter #CPEC/#Gwadar.
This is why it is important that #Pakistan engages #Trump Admin and convinces it that waiver on #Chabahar to #India/#Iran not in #US interest. It strengthens lobbies in #Afghanistan opposed to Trump peace plan.
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14. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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I missed it when #China’s Embassy in #Afghanistan tweeted this two months ago, but it’s very interesting to see the #CCP fretting about #PanTurkism & #PanIslamism. The former would be a bulwark against Chinese expansionism into #CentralAsia, while the latter would be a disaster…
… for all of humanity. #China’s lucky in the sense that #Turkey’s #Erdogan isn’t a true pan-Turkist, despite his attempts to style himself as some kind of neo-Ottomanist. His alignment with #Iran’s oppressive regime, which is funded by Chinese oil purchases…
… is completely antithetical to the ideaology of #PanTurkism, as #Tehran treats the Turkic #Azeris/#Azerbaijan’is living in #Iran terribly, taking their taxes & neglecting areas where they’re a majority. #Erdogan’s ideology isn’t pure or consistent. It’s merely self-serving.
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#SundayThoughts

The Trump Regime approved the transfer of #nuclear technology to #SaudiArabia seven times!

Trump is risking #War with #Iran because he states, “we just don’t want them to have nuclear weapons - not too much to ask.” 

How can Americans believe this lie?
#MAGA
2015 Hillary Clinton's email.

What Israel military leaders really worry about -- but cannot talk about is loosing their nuclear monopoly!

The Yinon Plan, a strategy intended to ensure Israel’s regional superiority in the Middle East that involves breaking apart the Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Egypt into smaller & weaker sectarian states.

mintpressnews.com/israels-yinon-…
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4. The Legacy of US UK France Canada Germany Italy Poland Australia Spain Portugal New Zealand Turkey Romania Denmark Belgium Czech Republic Norway Bulgaria South Korea Azerbaijan Singapore Nato in Afganistan

#Afghanistan #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #CrimesAgainstChildren
Invasion of Afghanistan (2001-present) - War crime 🤨👇🏼
1. The Legacy of US UK France Canada Germany Italy Poland Australia Spain Portugal New Zealand Turkey Romania Denmark Belgium Czech Republic Norway Bulgaria South Korea Azerbaijan Singapore Nato in Afganistan🤨👇🏼
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Eid al-Fitr chez l’#EI en #Irak, #Égypte, #Yémen & #Afghanistan
Willaya Afrique centrale [#RDC & #Mozambique non précisé]
Eid al-Fitr chez l’#EI en Asie de l’Est [#Philippines] & au #Pakistan
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Das ist ein Frustrations-THREAD. Ich muss meinem Ärger über die Asylrechtsverschärfungen der letzten Jahre und des morgen anstehenden #GeordneteRückkehrGesetz #Migrationspaket nochmal freien Lauf lassen:
Seit 2015 gibt es #Asylrechtsverschärfungen im Akkord. Oft ohne hinreichende parlamentarische und öffentliche Debatte, unter Aushebelung demokratischer Verfahrensregeln etc. Das Asylrecht wird insgesamt derart verkompliziert, dass nicht mal Fachleute richtig Schritt halten können
Das bedeutet für alle, die im Asylrecht aktiv sind: Sie können die ganze Zeit nur im Verteidigungsmodus agieren (Ausnahme: #unteilbar 2018). Das frustriert und sorgt nur dafür, dass man das schlimmste verhindert, aber in der Tendenz wird es immer schlimmer
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Senator #ElizabethWarren w/ #JohnMcCain👇in #Kabul Jul 5, 2017
"The time for a strategy has come, we need a strategy in the #UnitedStates that defines our role in #Afghanistan, defines our objective & explains how are we going to get from here to there," said Warren🤨?
#Tulsi2020
.@SenWarren told WBZ-TV that #JohnMcCain has been an ally since she joined the #ArmedServicesCommittee he chairs
And Warren notes that McCain has been a champion of high-tech Military Research & Development that is a key sector of the Massachusetts Economy:boston.cbslocal.com/2017/07/20/joh…
And Warren notes that McCain has been a champion of the high-tech Military ... that is a key sector of the Massachusetts economy through venues like Natick Labs & Lincoln Labs & the web of local private companies that feed off Defense Spending:
boston.cbslocal.com/2017/07/20/joh…
#Tulsi2020
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A mother and 11 children were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan last fall. We spoke to the father who was left to search for answers. The U.S. initially said it was not involved, but after our visual investigation, it changed its story. Thread 👇
The sole survivor of the family is the father and husband: Masih Mubarez. He was working in Iran when his wife Amina called him at 4 AM from their home in Mullah Hafiz, a small hamlet in Wardak Province. American and Afghan troops were inside their house, she said. It was a raid.
Seven hours later, Amina was dead. And so were their 4 daughters and 3 sons, including Mohamed Ilyas, pictured here not far from their family house where he was pulled out of the rubble, according to witnesses. Four young cousins, staying over at their aunt, were killed too. Mohammad Ilyas, seen here near his home in Mullah Hafez, Afghanistan, was 8-years-old when he died in a U.S. airstrike.
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Endless war is something every American, regardless of their political affiliation, should abhor. Our current military is comprised almost entirely of working poor and working class Americans expected to do tour after tour to protect wealthy warmongers.
This. Must. Cease.
Among the array of issues facing the Dem candidates is this: How many wars are we going to fight as a nation purely to prop up grotesque regimes that harm women, LGBTQ people and dissidents?
There are kids in our military NOW who were toddlers when we went into #Afghanistan.
And now we have a president who never served who is ready to start yet another war--or more, since we are currently in several countries other than our stipulated war zones, #Aghanistan and #Iraq, that we've been in for nearly 20 yrs like some colonialist force.
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For the last few days, I’ve witnessed a social media war among #Afghan women. This appears to have started with my English interview on @WIONews but it seems few of the people who commented actually listened to my remarks. #Afghanistan
I was highlighting earlier statement of Gen. Ahmadzai, who claimed improper & corrupt practices at @ARG_AFG. His claims are vague, but worth investigating. Disappointed other female leaders in #Afghanistan reacted quickly w/blanket assurances that nothing of this sort happens.
I respect all women in the government and have been a supportive colleague to most of them. I’m saddened to see @AWNKabul behaving as though I was demeaning women in public service—obviously not my intention. Listening to my interview should have made that clear. #herAfghanistan
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