Why Has America Lost its Friends and Allies? By Paul E. Vallely, MG US Army (Ret.)

Why Has America Lost its Friends and Allies?

 

The Chessboard is Changing!

 

By Paul E. Vallely, MG US Army (Ret.)

 

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Published by Stand Up America – August 22 2016

Each day as I watch the news reports from across the globe on recent events, I begin to wonder who our friends are anymore. I ask you to identify who are the friends of the United States? Allies are dropping like flies. We have major problems even defining who our enemies are. Having visited the Middle East (Turkey, Syria, and Egypt) and Europe several times in the past four years, I was witness to the obvious signs of the downward spiral of US credibility and respect we have with our friends, allies, and enemies.

Egyptians cannot understand after 45 years that an American administration would spurn their civil uprising against the Muslim Brotherhood and shut off the US military modernization assistance at a critical time in the Middle East when the security of the Suez Canal is at stake. It appears that this administration continues to cast aside allies, to marginalize our friends, and the number of our enemies seems to be growing.

Do we in fact, have any competent senior government officials or are the only amateurs handling foreign relations and our national security? How many of you see this happening and are you as concerned about this as I am? Any special relationships garnered since World War II appear to have disappeared or are certainly in decline. Maybe many of our old allies have lost confidence in us as a leader in the world. The international chessboard is changing and not changing for the good of America.

We cannot permit the current leaders in the White House and Halls of Congress to continue in their efforts to lead us down the road of Progressive Socialism and destruction of America. We cannot continue to allow our national prestige and honor to be decimated at home or abroad. The chessboard must be reset, and reset now; before chaos and any irreparable damage takes place. The more damage incurred by this nation only means that we will have to endure more pain in order to resurrect the United States international reputation and former standing as the world’s sole super-power. Please do not take my word for it. Just look around and commit yourself to being part of the solution, become a large and major part of resetting the chessboard of the globe.

The current battle that Constitutionalists and Americans face is the incompetence, deceit, fraud, corruption, dishonesty and violation of the US Constitution and oaths of office of certain and well identified elected and appointed officials. To our friends (whomever they may be now), this relates to our national character, our alliances, our mutual security, our interwoven economies, and the trueness and viability of our friendships.

The Obama White House, State Department, and CIA have been peculiarly inept at working with any of our allies and enemies to the point that it has jeopardized some of our most important relationships (Egypt as the current example). Can anyone tell me when our last diplomatic victory occurred?

Hillary Clinton traveled the world, setting new State Department records for burning fuel, with no record of any success diplomatically anywhere that I can document.

John Kerry appears to be following the same path and continually trying to reuse old, tired, and failed ploys. As a result, President Vladimir Putin of Russia rises as a diplomatic hero and has charmed much of the world even though they know the nefarious intentions of the Russian government. I have tried to determine the last diplomatic victory for America and lo and behold, it was in the Reagan era when the ‘Wall” came down and the breakup of the Soviet Union.

No less dismaying is Mr. Obama’s attitude to U.S. friends. A current example of this here is to think that leaving the Israelis open to recent diplomatic attacks regarding the Flotilla blockades into Gaza will buy goodwill in a Middle East.

The still greater folly is to think that distancing ourselves from the Israelis will buy us leverage with the Muslim states. Turkey, an old ally, has now changed the current chessboard and is cozying up with Iran and was responsible for encouraging and supporting the flotilla against the Israeli naval blockade.

Now, it also appears that Saudi Arabia is upset with the way Obama has handled Syria, Iran, and the Palestinian issues. He brought everyone to the brink, then he just washed his hands of it all from the appearances the Saudis and others perceive in favor of talks with Iran and kowtowing to Russia. No one of these moves included discussions with the Saudis and their neighbors.

Is North Korea not already isolated? Is talking to the Iranians in alignment with previous actions? Again, this administration plays into the hand of the enemy while marginalizing friends.

The administration cannot even bring itself to accurately characterize the enemies that it must admit we have. Their National Security strategy declares that we are at war with “Al Qaeda and its affiliates.” Islamist extremists? Jihadis? No, they will not admit that.

Senior officials have repeatedly insisted that they know that radical Islamism runs counter to the authoritative teachings of an altogether peace-loving religion—when the truth is that all religions, including Islam, have within them entirely authentic, deeply rooted, and often sophisticated fanatical streams. In the case of Islam though, it is the controlling factor. This refusal to acknowledge the creed of our enemies is further evidence of a lack of strategic seriousness.

Demand Resignation of derelict and incompetent officials by the people of this country is now required. The Declaration of Independence states:

 

“To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

 

The oath of office is simple and reads:

 

“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

 

Sadly, we have seen them violate their oath, constantly consistently. Fraud, lying, and corruption are rampant and some have engaged in treasonous activities. They effectively thumb their noses at us and have sold you to the highest bidder.

Just take a look at the latest evidence in Congress itself where “extortion” has been uncovered and “get rich” schemes abound through the intentional misuse of campaign funds. The Articles of Confederation were replaced with the Constitution, which granted the federal government enough authority to cultivate, promote, and secure the Blessings of Liberty. The balance of authority and individual liberty was understood. Power was confined to that which was enumerated in the Constitution with a certain and meaningful intent for check and balances. Lincoln issued this warning in his inaugural address:

 

“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.”

 

Being a representative republic, not a democracy, “rising up” means making change other than revolution by force of arms. The people must “rise up” from the grass roots across this great country as we think of the greater good of this and future generations. We are limited in the peaceful transfer of power… forced resignation, natural death, secure elections, and impeachment, but we must act now.

“We the People” have had enough.

The Obama Administration and identifiable Members of Congress are now taking America on a death march and are reducing our country to new lows and jeopardizing our very survival as a nation. We have watched them violate their sacred oath of office. In the end it is imperative that the “people” must open their eyes, educate themselves; decide to Stand Up for this great country and defy those who tear her down and destroy our future and that of our friends as well.

Let us build friendships not destroy them!

 

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Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin on Hillary Exposing Intelligence Sources: ‘Lives Have Been Endangered…Punishable By Jail Time’ August 22, 2016

Editor’s Note: From our friend Lt. General Jerry Boykin, U.S. Army (ret.), Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army (ret.) and Patrick Howley and our friends at Brietbart.

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General Jerry Boykin on Hillary Exposing Intelligence Sources: ‘Lives Have Been Endangered…Punishable By Jail Time’

by Patrick Howley4 Jun 2016

Bush administration Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence General Jerry Boykin said that Hillary Clinton posting the names of CIA-protected intelligence agents on her private email server means that she must be indicted.

“What Hillary Clinton has done, I can tell you, it is… punishable by jail time. I think ultimately she’s going be indicted. She has to be. This cannot stand,” Boykin said on Breitbart News Saturday on Sirius/XM Patriot Channel 125 with host Matthew Boyle.

Breitbart News reported that Clinton exchanged numerous names marked by the federal government with “B3 CIA PERS/ORG” redactions, which protect intelligence sources and methods in accordance with the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949. Clinton’s sharing of those names on her non-secure private server could result in the FBI recommending indictment against Clinton for violating the Espionage Act.

“There are two very important principles associated with national security and the intelligence community,” Boykin said. “One is the protection of sources and methods. And the other one is called ‘the need to know.’ You don’t have access to information that you don’t really need to know about and you are responsible for protecting the sources that are used for the collection of intelligence and the methods that are used. Those are fundamental. They are, in fact, in statute.”

Boykin said, “The lives that have been endangered – look, most people think that are sources are compromised by spies. No. Our sources can be compromised by the mishandling of classified information that gives…China and Russia and even North Korea access through cyber attacks to the names of the people that are helping us and the sources and methods that we’re using to get that intelligence. People can be killed as a result of that!”

Boykin cited various spy stories in American history, including the case of CIA operative Aldrich Ames, who was jailed for espionage for turning on the U.S. and spying for the Soviets.

“You look at the number of people that actually died as a result of that being compromised? This is really no different,” Boykin said. “It was not a spy case but it was still the mishandling of classified information that has exposed them and put them in great jeopardy.”

 

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Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Trump Is Right, Obama and Clinton ‘Facilitated the Growth of ISIS Into the Most Powerful Jihadi Insurgency the World Has Ever Seen’ August 17, 2016

Editor’s Note:

From our friends Dr. Sebastian Gorka and John Hayward and all our friends at Breitbart.

Azzam’s Caravan…MBDC Magic Dust…And Instantaneous Logistical Support Services…The satellites must have missed all of them due to the glare from the nice clean trucks.

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Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Trump Is Right, Obama and Clinton ‘Facilitated the Growth of ISIS Into the Most Powerful Jihadi Insurgency the World Has Ever Seen’

by John Hayward12 Aug 2016

Appearing on Fox News Thursday, Breitbart News National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, addressed Donald Trump’s comments that President Obama is the “founder of ISIS,” and the response from Democrats.

“I’m not his spokesman, I’m not part of his campaign, so let him talk for himself,” Gorka said of Trump. “But if he means that the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton facilitated the growth of ISIS into the most powerful jihadi insurgency the world has ever seen, he is absolutely right.”

“Let’s just look at the facts,” he continued. “In 2008, when this Senator from Illinois became the President, and afterwards appointed Hillary as his Secretary of State, at that moment in time, ISIS didn’t exist. Al Qaeda in Iraq, the forerunner of ISIS, was one regional franchise inside Iraq. When we withdrew our troops – when we started to cook the books on intelligence, as you hear from the CENTCOM analysts – then we facilitated the rise of ISIS. With these false red lines in Syria that meant nothing, all the things were put in place by this Administration to help this former al Qaeda franchise become a trans-regional insurgency with more than 80,000 fighters today. That’s facts.”

Fellow guest Larry Korb, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Assistant Secretary of Defense, disagreed that the facts Gorka laid out justified the words Trump used.

“I think if you take a look at what he said, and compare it to his own statements, Dr. Gorka seemed to indicate that by us leaving Iraq in 2011, under the agreement that was signed before Obama came into office, that Maliki, the prime minister, refused to modify – Trump said we should leave in 2007,” Korb argued. “He also said we should leave in 2008. He said it again in 2011.”

“If you go back to how did ISIS start, Zarqawi, who was really the founder of ISIS, was a nobody until Colin Powell went before the United Nations and glorified them, and said he was associated with Saddam,” Korb continued.

Asked to compare Trump’s rhetoric to such Democratic outbursts as Hillary Clinton claiming Trump was the Islamic State’s “best recruiter,” Korb evaded by replying, “I think if you take a look at what he said yesterday, basically it’s the same thing that Mr. Putin and the Ayatollah are saying, and in fact the Ayatollah says we created ISIS so you’d have Sunnis killing Shias, and that’s why we have to do that things that we do.”

Korb stressed that Trump’s current criticism of Obama and Clinton on ISIS “contradicts things he himself has said, never mind what the Democrats are saying. I can show you, in 2007 he said, we ought to get out. Said it again in 2008, said it again in 2011. So if that’s the problem, he is responsible for it.”

Gorka came back to the falsified CENTCOM intelligence that Obama used to mislead the American people about progress in the war on ISIS, calling it “outrageous.”

“We didn’t even have that during the Vietnam war,” he pointed out. “And I find it just as stunning that Mr. Korb, who engineered our withdrawal from Beirut, who sent the wrong message to the jihadis in the Eighties, worked in the Reagan Administration, and is now attacking Colin Powell? Really? Where’s the integrity in Washington? How about talking about the facts on the ground, please, Mr. Korb?”

“I’m happy to talk about the facts on the ground,” Korb replied. “Zarqawi was nobody. Read what Colin Powell said before the U.N. He claimed he was in league with Saddam, which he was not. Saddam was trying to kill him.”

 

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More than incompetence in Benghazi…That’s when Obama switched sides in the war on terror…August 12, 2016

Editors Note: From our good friend Admiral “Ace” Lyons and our friends at The Washington Times.

James A. Lyons, a retired U.S. Navy Admiral, was Commander In Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations.

 

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More than incompetence in Benghazi

That’s when Obama switched sides in the war on terror

 

By James A. Lyons – – Monday, August 8, 2016

 

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

 

Trey Gowdy’s recently released Special Committee on Benghazi report, followed by the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi report, provide new insights into the tragedy that cost the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. This catastrophe goes much deeper than our failure to respond to multiple, well-coordinated attacks on our Benghazi facilities on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. The genesis for the attack was actually the “Outreach to Muslims” speech by President Obama on June 4, 2009, in Cairo with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood leadership prominently seated in the front row. When he declared that it was part of his responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam, wherever they appear — that said it all.

Therefore, when al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled militias launched their revolt against the Moammar Gadhafi regime in February 2011, the Obama administration showed where its true sympathies lay. It switched sides in the global war on terror and allied with the Islamic jihadists. This dramatic change in U.S. policy can most likely be attributed to the fact that Mr. Obama made an ideological commitment to support the expansion of Muslim Brotherhood power throughout the Middle East and North Africa. This commitment is substantiated by the 2010 Presidential Study Directive 11, which solicited proposals and instructed key government agencies to collaborate on the formation and execution of a plan for enabling Muslim Brotherhood expansion by way of regime change in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and other Middle East countries.

Based on newly released emails, there is no question that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama knew they would be supporting Islamic jihadists — our sworn enemy — with funding, training and weapons, as well as facilitating the flow of arms to rebels in Syria, including those that morphed into the Islamic State.

Mrs. Clinton then ignored all military advice not to intervene militarily in the Libyan civil war. The decision turned out to be a catastrophic disaster that transformed Libya into an Islamic jihadi safe haven. When Gadhafi entered into truce negotiations with Gen. Carter Ham of United States Africa Command, and sent signals that he was willing to abdicate, the indications are that it was Mrs. Clinton who terminated those negotiations. Her political aide Jake Sullivan said it all when he wrote in August 2011 that Mrs. Clinton had “leadership/ownership/stewardship of [Libya] policy from start to finish.” This alone should raise serious questions about her judgment and leadership qualifications.

According to the Gowdy Select Committee report and new evidence, there was never a humanitarian crisis in Benghazi, which was the stated reason for the intervention. It appears Mrs. Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and unscrupulous individuals’ real motivation for intervention was money. Incredible.

After the fall of Gadhafi in October 2011, chaos reigned in Benghazi. In Egypt, Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government was firmly in control. With the Brotherhood penetration of U.S. government agencies and carte blanche entry into the White House, Egypt enjoyed unprecedented relations with America. Mr. Morsi’s No. 1 objective was to attain the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman (the Blind Sheikh).

Repeated requests by Ambassador Stevens for increased security were either denied or unanswered. Security forces that were in country were deliberately withdrawn, e.g., Lt. Col. Andy Woods’ 16-man team stationed in Tripoli was removed. On Aug. 11, Stevens called the security situation unpredictable. On Aug. 16, he sent a cable stating that the Special Mission Compound could not withstand a coordinated attack.

On Aug. 29, the Libyan government placed Benghazi under a “state of maximum alert” due to attacks on foreigners and other acts of violence. According to the CIA annex security team, there were multiple warnings of an impending attack against our facilities in Benghazi. For reasons that remain unanswered, these warnings were ignored.

On the night of the attack, despite the fact that U.S. commander in chief, Europe and United States Africa Command failed to pre-position forces to be able to respond to an attack, U.S. assets were available and ready to deploy immediately when the Benghazi attack commenced. However, they were held back from even attempting a rescue effort. Specifically, there were two AC-130 Spectre gunships “on call” the night of the attack. One was in Djibouti, six hours away, but the other one was in Sigonella, Sicily, just one hour and 45 minutes away. There were two squadrons of F-16s at Aviano, Italy. We know, based on an unnamed source, that the pilots were ready to respond and could have gotten to Benghazi within three hours. We had a 40-man Special Operations Force in Croatia with its own aircraft, which was ready to respond but never got authorization to go beyond Sigonella. There was a 65-man Marine Fleet Antiterrorist Security Team (FAST) at Rota, Spain, but it was delayed for hours, making them change into civilian clothes under orders from Mrs. Clinton.

Of course, none of these forces could have saved Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith. However, they could have prevented the attack on the CIA annex and saved the lives of Ty Wood and Glen Doherty.

If it were just a dereliction of duty or incompetence, it would not justify the massive cover-up by the Obama administration, which continues to this day. I believe the only justification for the massive cover-up was that Stevens was to be kidnapped and held hostage in exchange for the release of the “Blind Sheikh.”

 

 

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“Arm Yourselves!” …Islamic Terror Update… August 10, 2016

August 6, 2016 SUA Newsletter

 

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Islamic Terror Update

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Czech Pres. Urges Citizens: “Arm Yourselves, Fight Terrorists”

 

Speaking in an interview in the wake of numerous attacks in Europe, the president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, has said the only solution to terrorism is to remove the cause – deporting failed migrants.  He also said “In the meanwhile citizens need to be armed and ready to defend themselves and others…I admit I changed my mind because previously I was against too many weapons.  After these attacks, I don’t think so.”  Brietbart

Editor’s note:  Finally, a leader in Europe who is willing to put his people first. While our president aids terrorist states and destroys our military, the vehicle of our freedom, we are busy getting hung-up and side-tracked by people who might have been offended or not politically correct. We walk around with headphones on while the world burns. We look inward instead of outward. We have become frivolous and superficial. Our universities are filled with knowledgable fools. 

Our enemies WILL use our freedoms against us.  They will point to our Constitution while continually reminding us who we are as a people to keep calm the sleeping giant while planning their evil.

We MAY yet learn our lesson, but only after many of our citizens are pronounced dead.

 

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U.S. Navy to Name Ship After Gay Child Molester

Our president, in another slap in the face to everything good and decent, intends to name a U.S. Navy ship after Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician to be elected in the United States.  He won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but was assassinated in 1978.   Conservative Base, American Family Association (AFA)

Editor’s note:  Hollywood (via Sean Penn), as is often the case, bent the truth to near breaking point by portrayed Milk as a soft-spoken idealist.  In reality, he was a short-tempered demagogue who often invented stories portraying himself as a victim of discrimination to advance his political career.  Mr. Milk had an affinity and deviant sexual appetite for underage, drug addicted boys (Americans for Truth) and bragged about being a pedophile (AFA). Milk took in a 16 year old runaway boy (who was looking for a father figure) to live with him, but when the boy became ‘too old,’ Milk abandoned him.  The boy threatened suicide with Harvey’s reaction being “tell him not to make a mess.” Eventually the boy fell from a 8th story window in an apparent suicide.  The ship pictured below is similar to the planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler…an oiler?  You can’t make this stuff up.

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French Priest’s Last Words

The Archbishop of Rouen, leading Tuesday’s funeral for the elderly priest whose throat was cut in his own church by Islamists, said that the priest’s last words to his attackers were, “go away Satan.”  Father Jacques Hamel tried to push away his attackers with his feet and said repeatedly, “go away Satan.” Fox News

Editor’s note:  In his final moments, the good Father knew who he was dealing with.

 

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‘Hillary’s America’ Top Grossing Documentary of 2016

Dinesh D’Souza’s film, ‘Hillary’s America, The Secret History of the Democratic Party,’ has quickly become the top grossing documentary of 2016 and among the top 10 films at the box office this past weekend.  It is quickly climbing the ladder of the all-time top political documentaries.  Fox News, USA Today, Hollywood Reporter

Editor’s note:  As John Adams once said, “Facts are stubborn things.” Congratulations to Dinesh D’Souza and Producer, Gerald Molen!

 

 

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$400 Million for Who?

Iran releases American hostages while we pay Iran $400 million in cash, delivered in the middle of the night in an unmarked aircraft. The Obama administration insists it was pure coincidence and that we don’t pay ransom money.

Editor’s note:  This administration is convinced the American people are stupid. And why shouldn’t they believe that…they were voted in twice.

Islamic Terror Update

There were 1402 Islamic terrorist attacks so far in 2016 in 50 countries.  12,594 people were killed with 15,410 people injured.

Among the newest attacks since the last newsletter of 7/31/16:

8/4/16  –  A Somali immigrant goes on a stabbing spree, killing an American woman – London, England – 1 killed, 5 injured.

8/4/16  –  Twelve foreign tourists on two minibuses are machine-gunned by the Taliban – Chishti Sharif, Afghanistan, 12 killed, 6 injured.

8/2/16  –  Twenty-three lives are lost to a Fedayeen suicide bomber in a residential area – Benghazi, Libya – 23 killed, 20 injured.

8/1/16  –   A guard is killed during a suicide assault on a foreign guesthouse – Kabul, Afghanistan – 1 killed, 4 injured.

8/1/16  –  Two Hazara (Shia) minorities are brutally gunned down on the street – Quetta, Pakistan – 2 killed.

7/31/16  –  At least ten are killed when religious hardliners launch a suicide attack on a police building –  Mogadishu, Somalia – 10 killed, 15 injured.

7/31/16  –  ISIS members enter the control room of a pumping station and shoot five employees to death – Kirkuk, Iraq – 5 dead, 2 injured.

7/28/16  –  Five women and a child are among fourteen civilians executed by firing squad for trying to flee the caliphate – Mosul, Iraq – 14 killed.

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Editor’s note:  Not all attacks are reported.  We will update this column weekly.  

 

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Editor’s note:  Thomas Reed (R) was a U.S. Representative from Maine and Speaker of the House from 1889 -1891.  He was a powerful influence in the Republican Party.  This was a comeback to a Democrat quoting Henry Clay, three-time Democrat candidate for president.  Henry Clay, of Kentucky, thought slavery was evil but came to terms with it owning some 50 at his death in 1852.  In his will, he ordered that his slaves be distributed among his family and that the children born of these slaves be freed and transported to Liberia. answers.com

 

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