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Frank Gardner
BBC Security Correspondent. Author of Ultimatum, Crisis, Blood & Sand, Far Horizons. Arabic graduate. These my personal views, not BBCs
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Frank Gardner 3h
Replying to @gilltiger
Trump says he already sacked him in 2018
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Frank Gardner 4h
Former US Def Sec Gen Jim Mattis has weighed in on the issue of deploying troops to quell protests: “Militarising our response, as we witnessed in Washington DC, sets up a conflict.. between the military and civilian society”.
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Frank Gardner 15h
Extraordinarily defiance of by his US Defence Sec Esper who says no need to invoke the Insurrection Act and bring troops onto the streets. Often, ironically, those who’ve served in the military are amongst those most reluctant to use mil force.
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Frank Gardner Jun 3
Downing St spokesman quoted on treatment of media covering events in US: “Journalists all around the world must be free to do their jobs and hold authority to account without the fear of arrest or violence”.
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Frank Gardner Jun 2
can advise?
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Frank Gardner Jun 2
Ample and graphic examples on TV
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Frank Gardner Jun 1
Blatant targeting of journalists by US policemen as they report on the current wave of US protests. A familiar sight in dictatorships, depressing to see it in a western democracy.
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Frank Gardner May 31
Nature pic for today: Large Skipper butterfly on the North Downs near Croydon
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Frank Gardner May 31
Replying to @OpEds1 @AkshitaNagpal
Well it’s certainly a Woodpecker but you’d have to ask a Nepal expert as sadly I’ve never been - yet!
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Frank Gardner May 30
Replying to @gilltiger
Someone suggested Cairo!
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Frank Gardner May 30
Replying to @lappinm
Middle Eastern sunsets are often unbeatable as there’s so much dry dust in the atmosphere that gives it that wonderful soft glow
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Frank Gardner May 30
Sundown over west London just now
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Frank Gardner May 30
Fabulous!
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Frank Gardner May 30
Oh that’s more like it! Examples?
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Frank Gardner May 30
Nature pic for today: Avocet feeding on the Norfolk coast last summer.
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Frank Gardner May 30
Wow. The photos make it look rather barren!
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Frank Gardner May 30
‘In May he comes to stay, in June he changes his tune’
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Frank Gardner May 30
That mega long-distance Cuckoo, Onon, that we reported on had just flown 12,000km from Zambia to Mongolia has been settling back in nicely to his summer home. scientists report he’s been making little local forays.
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Frank Gardner May 30
Looks rather bleak and treeless? Not typical Cuckoo habitat?
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Frank Gardner May 28
Replying to @AnisehBassiri
Love this! A cliff top Jackdaw. Where was that?
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