We looked inside some of the tweets by @bencnn and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
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9th richest man musing about how to cut the funds poor elderly people depend on to survive. How very electable! https://twitter.com/OrganizingPower/status/1229549108299534337
The untenable legal and strategic objectives of US troops in Syria leaves them wide open to attacks from angry civilians and attacks from Syrian and Russian troops seeking to exploit the stupidity of US policy. https://nyti.ms/2SIBAfT
One year ago, George Zreik self-immolated over his daughter’s school fees.
“The day before he died, Zreik drove his taxi to the school where his daughter was enrolled, walked onto the grass of its courtyard, poured fuel on his body & set himself ablaze” https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2019/Feb-09/476267-father-dies-after-setting-himself-on-fire-over-school-payments.ashx
Former MEK members recounted being forced to participate in self-criticism rituals, whereby members would confess to any sexual or disloyal thoughts they had. “Little by little, you are broken,”said Mohammadian who joined the group in 1988 & left in 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/16/world/europe/iran-mek-albania.html
#MEA Lebanon’s Flag Carrier which is 99% owned by the Central Bank Won’t Accept Local Currency Anymore @loubnanouna1 @finance4lebanon @NSA_economics https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-16/lebanon-s-flag-carrier-won-t-accept-local-currency-anymore
Snake oil vendors have always found a ready market in the US. https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1228307402384183296
Heightened tensions in DT Beirut today between protesters and supporters of Saad Hariri. Hariri is set to speak in an hour to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the assassination of his father, Rafik.
"A recent CIA analysis concluded that Iran... appears no closer to entering direct talks over its nuclear program. Israeli intelligence officials have also determined that escalating tensions have made Iran only more determined to gain a nuclear weapon."https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/us/politics/iran-trump-administration.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
Last year, the Tehran stock market was the best performing equity market on earth, more than doubling in dollar terms. https://nyti.ms/39u0OFn
#Lebanon’s bond holders may have to write off 70% of their investments & the value of the Lira may be cut in half in an IMF plan: analysts at Capital Economics.
+ GDP expected to contract by 5% this year. https://www.reuters.com/article/lebanon-crisis-debtwriteoff/lebanon-debt-plan-may-need-70-haircut-50-currency-drop-capital-economics-estimates-idUSL8N2AD5V8
Commemoration on #Baghdad airport road on 40th day after US drone strike killed #Iran’s general Soleimani and #Iraqi militia leader al-Mohandis. Posters put up and shrapnel holes preserved behind plexiglass. Women chanted ‘death to America’.
Despite jailing thousands of opposition politicians and activists, "the threat and fear of an uprising persists—especially since, having been made to sacrifice freedom for economic security, most Egyptians now have neither," writes @tekaldas https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-02-11/egyptians-are-no-better-off-than-before-the-arab-spring
"An AP reporter looking into the pollution and health issues was detained and questioned by government officials and government security forces working on behalf of the oil companies."https://apnews.com/f2f06cfa70126ad179445720d7c60b8a
Airbnb, Expedia, Motorola, Booking: UN reveals list of 112 companies with ties to Israel’s occupied West Bank settlements https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/west-bank-israel-expedia-trip-advisor-booking-un-settlements-a9332181.html
From #Syria today. Welcome to the quagmire.
The Beirut Wall, Tuesday 11 February 2020.
There is a very large mobilization effort today among students, professors and professionals planning to block access to parliment tomorrow.
Tuesday is looking set to be a big day.
Lebanon's financial crisis leaves its envied media industry in freefall
Another day in Sisi's democracy: An Egyptian studying in Italy flew to Cairo for a family visit. Then he was arrested, beaten, electrocuted, threatened with rape and questioned on charges of trying to "overthrow the state."https://madamasr.com/en/2020/02/09/news/u/detained-researchers-lawyers-say-he-was-beaten-his-arrest-report-falsified/