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  1. Gezza

     /  April 13, 2018

    Aljaz tv news’s White House reporter Kimberley Halcutt reporting that Russian Military Police have been moved into Eastern Ghouta & Trump’s tweets have suddenly toned down?

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    • Gezza

       /  April 13, 2018

      And
      Trump reportedly demands end to Qatar blockade in call to Saudi King?

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      • Gezza

         /  April 13, 2018

        (and being ignored …?)

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        • Gezza

           /  April 13, 2018

          Video clip just showed Zuckerberg, business suit, making mea culpas and saying he accepts regulation is necessary to stop misuse of facebook for hate speech, fake news blah blah etc.
          https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/facebook-zuckerberg-grilled-harder-hearing-180411204650955.html

          Their IT/social media expert commenter was dubious & he stated Zuckerberg is refusing to change Facebook’s business model which has always been to monetise users’ personal data and habits.

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        • Gezza

           /  April 13, 2018

          Whoops – above re Zuck went in wrong place

          Re Trump and Qatar blockade – Aha!

          “Published on 12 Apr 2018
          The Emir of Qatar has met with US politicians and business leaders in Washington, DC.

          Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has been trying to secure trade deals to counter an air, sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar by four Arab countries since June of last year.

          During a reception held by the US-Qatar Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Sheikh Tamim said the economic partnership between Qatar and the US is worth “more than $125 billion” and the plan is “to double this number in the near future”, pointing out that Qatar is the fastest growing economy in the Middle East.”

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    • Gezza

       /  April 13, 2018

      And in the Sports segment – the Pope just blessed Alinghi’s car before some hi-octane petrol heads’ event or other in Rome. So if he’s got any sway with the Big Guy at all that one should win. If not, more departures to Islam or atheism I guess? (No point going backwards to Yaheh – that was God v1.0)

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      • Gezza

         /  April 13, 2018

        Yaheh = Yaweh (in some spellings, except US southern states, where it means I got me a raccoon wiv me grandpappy’s flintlock)

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  2. Gezza

     /  April 13, 2018

    The Palestinian – who says he’s the man shown being shot by an Israeli sniper in a video that emerged this week – insists he was in no way a security threat or a legitimate target.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/palestinian-shot-sniper-viral-video-speaks-180411153130548.html

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  3. Gezza

     /  April 13, 2018

    More on Eastern Ghouta
    Jayesh Al Islam the Al Qaeda linked last rebel group has been pushed out of Douma. Assad has won, which has been inevitable.

    Very good 3 minute summary of the battle for Eastern Ghouta – 3.08 minutes. Assad’s forces have had no reason whatsoever to use cholorine gas to win this battle and after having had the US military play with their tomahawks once already for their use of sarin gas I cannot see him being foolish enough to provoke another attack for no reason.

    I am highly suspicisious about – if chlorine has definitely been used, and it appears it may have been – WHO has used it. Assad has nothing to gain & everything to lose from America’s easily-suckered Ego-in-Chief authorising another attack.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/rebel-fighters-pushed-syrias-douma-180412120126406.html

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