2020-01-12: Social Media Postees

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Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-13
As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter and Facebook are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with Washington's…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/12/us-pressure-social-media-censoring-suspending-venezuela-iran-syria/

'I wish I was inside that plane': Iran's IRGC chief expresses sorrow over downing of Ukrainian jet
rt.com | 2020-01-13
The top commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Hossein Salami, has expressed his deepest condolences, saying he had never felt more ashamed in his life than after the Ukrainian passenger jet tragedy. | Debriefing the session of Iran's parliament on Sunday, Salami stated that IRGC has no other purpose or wish "but to be torn into pieces for the sake of the security, welfare and peace of [Iranian] people." | I swear on the life of my children… I wish I were inside that plane and fell down and burned along w…
rt.com/news/478089-irgc-chief-plane-downing-guilt/

Ex-US intel officer: Pompeo 'lying through his teeth' on Iran
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-12
The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on Iran and defying Iraq's call for a US troop withdrawal. This comes…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/12/ex-us-intel-officer-pompeo-lying-through-his-teeth-on-iran/

Invoking the United Nations' Historic "Uniting for Peace" Resolution 377 Before Trump Embroils Us in War with Iran
Dimitri Lascaris | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
In the early hours of January 3, 2020, the United States military assassinated Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani. | Soleimani's killing, accomplished by means of a drone strike in Baghdad, was done without the authorization of the Iraqi …
globalresearch.ca/invoke-u-n-uniting-peace-resolution-before-trump-embroils-us-war-iran/5700327

Fresno Peace in Iran Vigil Coordinates with Nationwide Protests
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2020-01-12
Over 100 people attended a vigil for peace with Iran in Fresno at 5 p.m. on January 9, in one of around three hundred demonstrations around the United States. The protest was coordinated with others by being held at the same time on the same day with the same message: no war with Iran.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/10/18829602.php

S.F. Rep Pelosi Postponed Vote on War Powers Act
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-01-12
San Francisco Representative Nancy Pelosi postponed the urgently needed vote on a War Powers Resolution to prevent a US war against Iran. And Top House Democrats want to abandon any vote on a War Powers Resolution. See | www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/08/kicking-can-next-week-irresponsible-progressives-rebuke-pelosi-delaying-iran-war
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829556.php

Defying Police, Iranians Protest Over Plane Shootdown
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-12
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Iran Reportedly Summons UK Envoy Over His Attendance at Anti-Government Rally
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
Earlier on Sunday, UK Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire denied his taking part in Tehran protests that allegedly called for the prosecution of those responsible for the fatal mistake that led to the recent downing of the Ukrainian Airlines plane in the Iranian capital.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001121078015594-iran-uk-envoy-government-rally/

Defying Police, Iranians Protest Over Plane Shootdown
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-12
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

No War With Iran! Redwood City Protest
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-12
Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829557.php

Iran summons UK ambassador over his participation in 'illegal rally' following his arrest at anti-govt protest
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The UK envoy's detention during an anti-government rally in Tehran has sparked a diplomatic scandal. The envoy, summoned on Sunday by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, says he was at a "vigil" for victims of the Ukrainian plane crash. | "Today, Rob Macaire was summoned because of his unconventional behavior of attending an illegal rally on Saturday," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It also demanded that the British government provide clarification on the matter. | The diplomat was briefly detained late on Saturday outside of Amirkabir University in Tehran, as part of a group of people attending a…
rt.com/news/478058-iran-summons-uk-ambassador/

Iran Summons UK Ambassador Over Role in Anti-Gov't Protest
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that the U.K.'s Ambassador to Tehran was summoned over his participation in the anti-government protests this weekend. | RELATED: | Iran Rejects New Sanctions Imposed by the US | "Today, Rob Macaire was summoned because of his unconventional behaviour of attending an illegal rally on Saturday", the Foreign Ministry's website said. | Prior to his summoning, Macaire was reportedly detained by the Iranian authorities for breaking diplomatic protocol…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Summons-UK-Ambassador-Over-Role-in-Anti-Govt-Protest-20200112-0003.html

No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-12
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar | People rush to demonstrate against Trump war on Iran…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829569.php

'Regime change is in the air': US establishment seeks to capitalize on Iranian protests… again
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The protests in Iran that followed Tehran's admission of its role in the downing of the Ukrainian passenger jet were met with an outpouring of support from Washington. But is it about Iranians, or regime change? | US officials and establishment figures certainly spared no effort as they went out of their way to show how much they supposedly admire the 'courage' of Iranians who took to the streets to vent their anger at the fact that a Ukrainian passenger jet, with many Iranians on board, was mistakenly shot down by Iran's military

Iran summons UK ambassador over his participation in 'illegal rally' following his arrest at anti-govt protest
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The UK envoy's detention during an anti-government rally in Tehran has sparked a diplomatic scandal. The envoy, summoned on Sunday by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, says he was at a "vigil" for victims of the Ukrainian plane crash. | "Today, Rob Macaire was summoned because of his unconventional behavior of attending an illegal rally on Saturday," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It also demanded that the British government provide clarification on the matter. | The diplomat was briefly detained late on Saturday outside of Amirkabir University in Tehran, as part of a group of people attending a…
rt.com/news/478058-iran-summons-uk-ambassador/

Polls Show Americans Believe Killing Iranian General Made the US Less Safe
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
The Trump regime's assassination of widely respected Iranian General Qassem Soleimani made things less safe in the region and beyond. | Killing him was an act of war, the highest of high crimes under international law

O Secretário Geral da ONU, António Guterres, nà£o condena os assassínios dos EUA no Iraque
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
A relatora especial da ONU sobre execuàßàµes extra judiciais, sumárias ou arbitrárias, Agnès Callamard, criticou o assassínio perpetrado pelo regime Trump, do General iraniano Soleimani, do Vice Presidente iraquiano da PMU, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis e de outros que …
globalresearch.ca/o-secretario-geral-da-onu-antonio-guterres-nao-condena-os-assassinios-dos-eua-no-iraque/5700383

Canada Apologizes for Wrongly Raising Alarm at Nuclear Plant
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Canadians in the province of Ontario on Sunday were awoken to a frightening message from their local government after the latter wrongly raised an alarm at a nuclear power plant. | RELATED: | Canadian Muslim Convention Hosts Anti-Palestinian Politician | According to the Canadian Broadcast Channel, the authorities in the proivince of Ontario were conducting a training excerise at a nuclear power plant near Toronto when they mistakenly sounded the alarm at the site. | The false a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Canada-Apologizes-for-Wrongly-Raising-Alarm-at-Nuclear-Plant-20200112-0008.html

Oops! Canadian nuclear power plant 'incident' alert turns out to be 'error' after 'Chernobyl' Twitter panic
rt.com | 2020-01-12
It was 7: 24am Sunday when Ontario residents received a chilling alert about an "incident" at one of the world's oldest nuclear power stations located a few kilometers away from Canada's most populous city of Toronto. | Pickering power plant, located on the shore of Lake Ontario, sent out an alert stating that emergency staff are responding to an incident at the facility, although "there has been no abnormal release of radioactivity from the station." It also said that locals do not need to evacuate or take any other protective measures. | I was just awoken by my phone blaring an emergency alarm. There's been a…
rt.com/news/478070-canada-pickering-incident-false-alert/

Canadian Authorities Issue Alert on 'Incident' at Nuclear Power Plant 'by Mistake'
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
The Pickering Nuclear Power Station is one of the world's oldest continuously operating nuclear power plants, and produces about 15 percent of Ontario's power.
sputniknews.com/world/202001121078015363-incident-reported-at-canadas-pickering-nuclear-power-plant/

Putin & Macron call for Iranian nuclear deal to be saved, urge US & Tehran to show restraint
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to take further efforts to keep the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA), in place. On Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed the same idea on her visit to Moscow. | Putin and Macron also called on all parties involved in the latest escalation of tensions between Iran and the US to show restraint. The two nations found themselves on the brink of military conflict after the US assassinated a top Iranian general, but have still avoided starting a war.
rt.com/newsline/478080-putin-macron-iran-deal-preserve/

Oops! Canadian nuclear power plant 'incident' alert turns out to be 'error' after 'Chernobyl' Twitter panic
rt.com | 2020-01-12
It was 7: 24am Sunday when Ontario residents received a chilling alert about an "incident" at one of the world's oldest nuclear power stations located a few kilometers away from Canada's most populous city of Toronto. | Pickering power plant, located on the shore of Lake Ontario, sent out an alert stating that emergency staff are responding to an incident at the facility, although "there has been no abnormal release of radioactivity from the station." It also said that locals do not need to evacuate or take any other protective measures. | I was just awoken by my phone blaring an emergency alarm. There's been a…
rt.com/news/478070-canada-pickering-incident-false-alert/

Ro Khanna "End the War in Iran"
Roknich | indybay.org | 2020-01-12
BREAKING: Minutes ago, US Representaive Ro Khanna spoke at the Bernie Sanders rally in Iowa City Iowa. Here's video from minutes ago.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/12/18829675.php

Trump's defense secretary admits he 'didn't see' evidence about Soleimani planning attacks against US embassies
rt.com | 2020-01-12
President Donald Trump warned that Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was planning "imminent" attacks against Americans, but his own defense secretary seems to be unable to back this claim. | Secretary of Defense Mark Esper revealed in a Sunday interview with 'Face the Nation' on CBS that he "didn't see" specific evidence that supported the president's claim that Soleimani was planning attacks on four US embassies, which Trump touted in a Friday interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham. | "The president said that he believed that there probably could have been attacks against additional embassies," Espe…
rt.com/usa/478078-trump-soleimani-esper-evidence/

No war on Iran. No war on women
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2020-01-12
RefuseFascism Organizers meeting | 1590 Bryant, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/12/18829688.php

Why Iran "Came Clean" Regarding Its Role in the UIA-752 Tragedy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
Iran should be commended for ceasing all disinformation activities aimed at covering up its role in the UIA-752 tragedy, but it didn't do this just because it's the right thing to do, but because it realized that its international reputation …
globalresearch.ca/why-iran-came-clean-stopped-covering-up-role-uia-752-tragedy/5700285

Several Rockets Hit Iraqi Airbase: 4 Wounded
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The Iraqi Armed Forces announced on their official Twitter account that a number of rockets targeted the Al-Balad Airbase in the country's Salah Al-Deen Province. | RELATED: | Iran Admits Fault in Downing of Ukranian Airliner | "The Al-Balad Airbase in the Salah Al-Deen Governorate came under attack by eight Katyusha rockets, wounding four members of the Iraqi Air Force, including two officers," the Iraqi Armed Forces said. | The Iraqi Armed Forces did not release anymore details about the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Several-Rockets-Hit-Iraqi-Airbase-4-Wounded-20200112-0006.html

Netanyahu Accuses Iran of Deliberately Lying About Downed Ukrainian Plane
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of deliberately misleading the world about true causes of Ukraine's Boeing 737 fatal crash as it knew but failed to say right away that the jetliner was shot down by the Iranian military by mistake.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001121078015070-netanyahu-accuses-iran-of-deliberately-lying-about-downed-ukrainian-plane/

Report Reveals Why US Troops Suffered No Casualties During Iran Strike on American Bases in Iraq
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
Wednesday's Iranian missile attack on US military forces at the Ayn Al-Asad Air Base and a facility in Erbil in Iraq came in response to an American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general earlier this month.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001121078014867-iran-missile-attack-us-iraq-targets/

Only 23% of American Voters Can Identify Iran on the World Map
Rashaan Ayesh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
Only 23% of registered American voters were able to correctly identify Iran on an unlabeled world map, according to a poll from Morning Consult and Politico. | Why it matters: Voters' inability to pick out Iran on the map highlights | …
globalresearch.ca/only-23-american-voters-identify-iran-world-map/5700325

Will Northrop Grumman get its long-planned war with Iran?
Sue Sturgis | zcomm.org | 2020-01-12
Amount Northrop Grumman's political action committees contributed to federal campaigns and committees from 2000 to date, according to OpenSecrets.org: almost $24 million…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/will-northrop-grumman-get-its-long-planned-war-with-iran/

Iranian Opposition Group Went From US Terror List to Halls of Congress
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-12
Meet the terrorist organization now lauded by top U.S. officials as an alternative to Iran's government.

Iranian Opposition Group Went From US Terror List to Halls of Congress

Facebook 'thought police' censors pro-Iran posts 'to comply with US sanctions'… as Trump warns Tehran against censorship
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Facebook has admitted to selectively censoring pro-Iranian government Instagram posts about the murdered General Soleimani, as US President Donald Trump hypocritically championed free speech and warned Tehran against censorship. | Instagram has confirmed that they have been removing posts that voice support for Qassem Soleimani, with a Facebook spokesperson claiming that censorship is fully justified in order to comply with US sanctions. Instagram is one of the few social media platforms that is not blocked in Iran, and it is where many within the country went to fuel outrage over the US assassination strike i…
rt.com/news/478044-instagram-iran-trump-censorship/

Iran's Foreign Ministry to provide consular assistance to relatives of Ukrainian jet downing victims
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has created a special taskforce that will provide consular support to the relatives of those who perished in the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 downing, spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday. | The jet, which primarily carried Iranian and Canadian nationals, went down outside Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 on board. Tehran acknowledged that it was shot down by the county's armed forces, which erroneously identified the passenger plane as an incoming cruise missile.
rt.com/newsline/478054-iran-ukrainian-boeing-support/

This Iranian War Vet Has Some Advice for Trump: Don't Play Checkers with the Grandmasters of Chess
Habib Ahmadzadeh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
Dear President Trump, | In a recent Tweet, you claimed that "Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation." As a world citizen and a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, I have firsthand experience with the bitterness of …
globalresearch.ca/iranian-war-vet-has-some-advice-trump-dont-play-checkers-grandmasters-chess/5685775

Iran's Accidental Downing of a Ukrainian Plane Is Already Being Used to Smear MH-17 Skeptics
Max Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
When the Pentagon confirmed the assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, U.S. President Donald Trump took to social media to post a single image of the American flag to the adulation of his followers. Unfortunately, most Americans are …
globalresearch.ca/iran-accidental-downing-ukrainian-plane-used-smear-mh-17-skeptics/5700281

In Stunning Reversal, Iran Admits Accidentally Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Jet
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
After multiple denials, and demands for proof from foreign entities

The U.S. Public Doesn't Want War With Iran. The Senate Must Reaffirm That
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-12
As early as this coming week, the U.S. Senate may vote on whether to join the House of Representatives in asserting the rightful role of the U.S. Congress in deciding whether the president is authorized to wage war against Iran. | It's not looking likely that the Senate will vote on the same bill passed by a bipartisan majority of 224-194 in the House on Thursday because Republicans leadership may not allow this bill to…
truthout.org/articles/the-u-s-public-doesnt-want-war-with-iran-the-senate-must-reaffirm-that/

4 Iraqi Air Force servicemen injured as 8 rockets hit base housing US troops
rt.com | 2020-01-12
At least four Iraqi soldiers have been injured in mortar shelling targeting Al-Balad airbase housing American troops. The facility has become a frequent target of attacks in the wake of the US killing of a top Iranian commander. | At least eight 'Katyusha' rockets hit the base located some 80 kilometers north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the prime minister's office has confirmed. The rockets allegedly struck a runaway located inside the facility, military sources earlier told Reuters. | There have been no reports of any casualties among the US military personnel. No groups has so far claimed responsibility…
rt.com/news/478077-iraq-base-balad-hit-injured/

U.S. Media Outlets Fail to Disclose U.S. Government Ties of 'Iranian Journalist' Echoing Trump Talking Points
Eli Clifton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
The Trump administration is adamant that Iranians welcome the assassination of Qassem Soleimani. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Iraqis were "dancing in the street … thankful that General Soleimani is no more" and that Iranians will view the U.S. …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-media-outlets-fail-disclose-u-s-government-ties-iranian-journalist-echoing-trump-talking-points/5700320

A China e nà£o só o Irà£o, sob fogo USA no Médio Oriente
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
O assassínio do General iraniano Soleimani autorizado pelo Presidente Trump desencadeou uma reacàßà£o em cadeia que se propaga para além da regià£o do Médio Oriente. Esse objectivo estava nas intenàßàµes daqueles que decidiram esse acto. Soleimani estava sob a mira …
globalresearch.ca/a-china-e-nao-so-o-irao-sob-fogo-usa-no-medio-oriente/5700379

Protesters gather again in Iran, chant against authorities
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Scores of protesters gathered for a second day in Iran on Sunday chanting slogans against the authorities following the military's admission it had shot down a passenger plane in error after days denying it was to blame, social media posts showed.
yenisafak.com/en/world/protesters-gather-again-in-iran-chant-against-authorities-3509461

Qatar's emir visits Iran amid regional tension
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
According to a statement by the Qatari Royal Court, Tamim will hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior officials on bilateral relations and regional developments.The Qatari leader will also meet with Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to discuss regional developments, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.Tension soared in the region after the U.S. killed Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general, in a drone airstrike outside Baghdad airport earlier this month. Iran retaliated with firing a dozen ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.Last week, Qatari Foreign Minister Mo…
yenisafak.com/en/world/qatars-emir-visits-iran-amid-regional-tension-3509469

Turkish, US officials discuss security of Libya, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Turkey's presidential spokesman discussed security of Libya and Syria with U.S. national security advisor over the phone, Turkey's presidential sources said on Saturday.Ibrahim Kalin and Robert C. O'Brien also discussed recent developments in Iraq and Iran, said the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Turkey reiterated its call for a cease-fire and both countries agreed on putting efforts to de-escalate the tension in the region.Earlier this week, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeting U.S. troops in Iraq…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkish-us-officials-discuss-security-of-libya-syria-3509455

Selected Articles: Iran Admits Accidentally Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Jet
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-iran-admits-accidentally-shooting-down-ukrainian-passenger-jet/5700338

Ten Ways Trump's Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans, the Region and the World
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-11
The U.S. assassination of General Qassem Soleimani has not yet plunged us into a full-scale war with Iran thanks to the Iranian government's measured response, which demonstrated its capabilities without actually harming U.S. troops or escalating the conflict. But | …
globalresearch.ca/ten-ways-trumps-actions-against-iran-hurt-americans-the-region-and-the-world/5700259

'No war on Iran!' say activist picketing recruitment center in Times Square
Camden Goetz | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-11
Washington's imperialist aggression on Iran has sparked a new wave of anti-war activism, with actions in over 90 cities saying no to war on Iran.
liberationnews.org/no-war-on-iran-say-activist-picketing-recruitment-center-in-times-square/

UK envoy to Tehran briefly detained for 'inciting & directing' anti-govt protesters at Amirkabir University
rt.com | 2020-01-11
British Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire was briefly detained outside of Amirkabir University in Tehran for questioning over his alleged role in "inciting and directing" anti-government protesters, Tasnim News Agency reports. | The diplomat was among a group of people detained while seeking to "to organize, instigate and direct some radical and destructive actions," according to the Tehran-based news agency. He was released several hours later, but will…
rt.com/news/478040-uk-ambassador-tehran-protests/

Protests, vigils at Iran universities after Tehran admits it shot Ukrainian plane down
rt.com | 2020-01-11
Videos from Tehran show crowds holding vigils and protests at universities after Iran admitted shooting down a Ukrainian plane with 176 on board. Many of the passengers were Iranian students. | People were lighting candles and bringing flowers to several universities in Tehran. | One banner among the many in the crowd read: "What is the costs of the war with the world? what is the cost of lying? #condolence to Iran." | #Vigils for #Ukraine plane crash vi…
rt.com/news/478037-iran-protests-vigils-plane/

'Your courage is inspiring!' Trump tweets in FARSI, backing Iranian protesters against Tehran govt
rt.com | 2020-01-11
US President Donald Trump has appealed directly to the protesters in the streets of Iran, wading into the grief and fueling anti-government discontent, after Tehran admitted to accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian jet. | "To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I've stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage," Trump wrote both in English and Farsi, addressing the protesters in Iran. | ÿ®Ÿá ŸÖÿ±ÿØŸÖ &yuml…
rt.com/usa/478043-trump-iran-tweet-protests/

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