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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 14th, 2022 at 06:25:15 PM EST
Rob de Wijk always had my respect for his knowledge as security analyst when he was part of Clingendael Institute here in The Hague. Much respected by me, Dr. Henk Neuman was a co-founder migrating his Netherlands Institute for Peace Issues into a broader Clingendael Institute in 1990. Neuman was honorable, idealist and a realist studying the Cold War era as journalist and reporter.

Recently Rob de Wijk left Clingendael and founded HCSS, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies; and partners with former VVD member of parliament, rightwing provocateur Arend Jan Boekestijn. Reluctantly, I see Rob the Wijk has turned into a source of disinformation, NATO propagandist and Russophobe.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 14th, 2022 at 06:25:53 PM EST
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Most recent retweets ...

The New Nuclear Age -- How China's Growing Nuclear Arsenal Threatens Deterrence | Foreign Affairs - May/June 2022 |

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The most recent podcast by @ajboekestijn and @robdewijk made me think of this piece from @ForeignAffairs: the risk of a multipolar balance of power is that nuclear deterrence works very differently. The math changes, becomes more dangerous ...

Retweet Rob de Wijk ...

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An interesting podcast by @ajboekestijn & @robdewijk
One question that came to my mind based on diplomatic pressure from Washington is to what extent it is possible to hold Russia to a potential treaty as they have violated Minsk II and other treaties as well?

F*cking idiot and fake news ... pressured by neo-Nazi military, Zelensky refused to abide by the Minsk 2 agreements. Zelensky got backing from Biden, Johnson and Stoltenberg to refuse necessary constitutional reform. Of course Poland and the Baltic States have been part of the provocation. A divided house will fall. Searching for Russian speaking citizens  in Ukraine ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 14th, 2022 at 06:27:53 PM EST
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Does Rob de Wijk believe the bull from RussiaGate Congressional hearings, not looking into Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election cycle to favor Hillary Clinton? Putin didn't get Trump elected, not by a long shot. Look into the lobbying with foreign funds to get a Republican president elected #anti-Iran #anti-JCPOA... Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Israel.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 14th, 2022 at 06:29:04 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 16th, 2022 at 07:55:13 AM EST
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Nuclear or not, classified or not, Mar-a-Lago files spell out jeopardy for Trump | The Guardian |

The unsealed search and seizure warrant shows that it was carried out, in part, under the Espionage Act, a set of statutes dating to 1917 that have been used aggressively to go after leakers, whistleblowers and the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. The code quoted in the warrant carries a maximum penalty of 10 years' imprisonment.

The inventory of material taken out of Mar-a-Lago leaves in no doubt the importance of the documents discovered there. They included top secret and "sensitive compartmented information" (SCI) meaning there were restrictions on its circulation over and above its top secret status. It should normally only be in a special facility, a SCIF. A SCIF was established at Mar-a-Lago, but it operated as a secure facility only during the Trump presidency.

Altogether, there are five sets of top secret documents listed, three sets of secret, and three sets of confidential documents, as well as binders of photos, and intriguingly, information about the French president, Emmanuel Macron.

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The papers removed on Monday were held back even after that subpoena, and their continuing presence at Mar-a-Lago was confirmed to the FBI by an informant. In the wake of all that focus on the documents, the possibility that they were retained by accident is extremely small.

It also looks significant that, in seeking a warrant, the FBI did not invoke code 1924, which is normally used in the case of government employees who hang on to documents they should not have. Instead the justice department used code 2071, relating to the "concealment, removal, or mutilation" of documentation, and code 1519, concerning the "destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in federal investigations".



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 16th, 2022 at 07:57:55 AM EST
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