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"admiral hanes" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"As though one side is trying to beat the other side up. Everyone is coming from a from a different perspective on a different platform. And it isn't that you are surprised by friction that occurs what you have to watch. How does that friction work itself out. And what is the product of that friction. History will tell us what it has been or not in the case of afghanistan. The one one little point. I would add to what su said about. The origins of all of this is that as involvement here has been so deep for so long recall. Of course the cia was running a covert action program in afghanistan in the nineteen eighties when the soviets were there with the aim with the support of the reagan administration to put pressure on the soviets to get out so the involvement there was deep and ultimately successful in helping to propel the soviets out then throughout that period of the ninety s. The cia continued to pay attention to afghanistan and in the years before nine eleven and the two years before nine eleven teams from the cia. Were in afghanistan on at least five occasions restoring building relationships with that part of the anti-taliban population called the northern alliance. Mostly tajik based a so that. When nine eleven occurred we had the human infrastructure and the relationships to go in there as su said very quickly teams were on the ground in afghanistan. Fifteen days after the president said go get this done and in the early years and my time in government ends early. Two thousand five. What i recall is the. Cia was engaged in everything from counterterrorism to for a period of time. But i would call civic action. That is building wells Helping with medical facilities and schools in part because the government was late to come to afghanistan with civic action teams. That were not intelligence. Based and and then it transitioned from there to what ensued after that well on that foundation that really does set the stage for what is now twenty years of policy after september eleventh in particular in twenty years of intelligence. Assessments going to policymakers but also reaching the public in part through the annual or almost always annual worldwide threat. Testimony that both of you have contributed to and been a part of before and interesting that in the most recent annual threat assessment. Which was i believe. In april of this year that the new director of national intelligence. Admiral hanes mentioned that you know afghanistan was on the list. Afghanistan was something that was in that testimony but it was not highlighted as a particularly important item. That is it wasn't placed at the top of any list and it did not receive extensive attention as part of the document but there were some some claims that do ring true when you look back from april two now and i'm thinking in particular of the line. The taliban is likely to make gains on the battlefield and the afghan government will struggle to hold the taliban at bay if the coalition withdraws support and sue. Back to to you. First when you hear that line it it certainly seems prescient. It seems like the analysts even in a one line inside an unclassified document being presented for public consumption that they got the general contour right. Even if there was not a point. Prediction being made. What do you think of the public facing analysis. That has happened since the beginning of the year. And do you think that the public side prepared the congress and the american people for the eventualities that we saw as i said i think intelligence has a pretty clear view. The statement that you've read for the annual threat assessment is consistent with men. Have some collaboration based on the current moment is consistent with the assessments. That have been made most recently. This is a difficult environment. Us presence makes a difference us presence lent strength and opportunity and the absence of us. Presence was always going to be difficult. So i i think that's a pretty consistent theme again with symptom portal variation to it and for the listeners. There is work going on every day behind the scenes scenes. You you get the public statements. But i don't think there's a day that the analysts aren't working to know more assess more clearly regardless of what comes out in the pressure one. I think that top line is pretty consistent to don't be thinking that people weren't working every day but when we get to talking about what has happened this year and how you got from that general statement which feels like the kind of intelligence warning that win something actually happens. Both seems present and insufficient. I think things happened over the year. That people Could have recognized would be making the situation worse. Even though the situation hasn't changed and that is what happens on the day. You say you're gonna leave. What happens to the sources that you had what happens to the forces that have been working with you once. They know that you're not gonna stay in the situation changes degrades and i suspect all those things were being made clear. John i i don't wanna get into the specifics in second guessing what actually was said in classified intelligence assessments. That's a fool's game. But i do want to point you to what the new york times reported going back a couple of weeks ago. But they've updated the story right up to today in reporting that in fact since july intelligence agencies have predicted that the taliban you know if the taliban were to start seizing cities that there could be a cascading collapse that in the language of the new times right up that could happen rapidly and that afghan security forces were at a high risk of falling apart now putting aside the question of whether that is the actual language of of assessments. That we do not have. But i saw that characterization of them as a cascading collapse could happen and i can see the analysts mindset saying this is a warning function. I want to point out the possibility of this which we don't have anything specific for perhaps. But i i need to highlight that. This is a distinct possibility and can also understand a reader seeing something if in fact said could and rolling her eyes and saying well. A lot of things could happen. You're not actually helping me and it takes me back to times. When i'm sure i you know as young analyst wrote some intelligence products and you would do the senior review on them before they went into the pb. And you would roll your eyes at this. This kid who thought that he was giving wisdom to policymakers by pointing out could send maybes. I'm hoping you can give some flavor to that. How useful is it to have warning documents that have some of that possibility raising language. And how dissatisfying in your experience is it for policy makers to get that and later on essentially be told we warned you. Yeah well first off. We're seeing in that new york times report snapshot of something that might have been said at some point. I recall that report and of course we haven't read that intelligence but it's possible that if one could look what was said before that was that judgment was made and what was said two days after a week after a week after that would give you a real sense. For what the policymaker. The decision maker is is hearing And absorbing overtime the hardest thing in the intelligence world is to perceive document incremental change things that are occurring a little bit at a time because when you are surprised by something that happens suddenly it usually because you haven't documented the little changes that have gone on and achieve critical mass and arrived at some tipping point but good case would be the arab spring. I'm sure that intelligence documented the building pressures in the arab world for years. But who would know that fruit seller would set himself on fire and two thousand ten and ignite a literally a revolution across the middle east. So i think it's important that intelligence say things like that to indicate that if you don't say that you're you're indicating that things are static but you're by saying something like that you're saying this dynamic situation it is moving and if you say that every day in exactly that language no that's not satisfying to people that relationship but but if you're documenting it over time a trend is clear and you know we struggle to understand why exactly the afghan security forces collapsed as quickly as they did and we will. Eventually everyone will analyze this for years. As we've discussed my hunches. I wrote an article on this on. On why i think they were collapsing. And it was based.
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Brothers of the Serpent Podcast
"Gigantic plasma jets like intergalactic plasma basically. Yeah it would have been cool if someone would have come up with an idea that might have captured like the idea of huge plasma jets that extend out across galaxy but no one ever had. It's too bad missed opportunity. It could call. Magnetic universe could have second half of segment one go to. That's right watchers here now. What's up buddy. Welcome watcher led to be here. Yeah sh sh zero mistakes is. We never never do that all right. So this article is from the washington examiner. This was sent to me by marty. Who is you guys. Know from the ufo episodes and again. I want to say so. I'm going to read this on the show and again i'm going to say like i did the last read one of these. Ufo disclosure episodes are articles. There's political names in here. Normally i would not read an article that it had political names but this the nature of the situation you know included so they're gonna be in there but that's just how it is so this one's called this winds are by tom. Rogan it's called. How will intelligence community. Ufo report deal with the true unknowns. How can scroll this article. Okay here we go in june. The office of the director of national intelligence is scheduled to provide an intelligence community report to congress on unidentified flying objects or what the pentagon refers to as unidentified aerial phenomena this report matters credible military witnesses and radar. Data suggests that. Ufo's may have been flying around in us airspace. Since or even prior to the second world war the vast majority of ufo's our weather or astronomical phenomena misidentified airframes or the products of defective witness reports. But some ufo's unknowns that is to say objects which have evaded attempts at identification. Those ufo's are the subject on which the senate select committee on intelligence led by vin. Chairman marco rubio sought answers when it requested this intelligence community report. Back in twenty twenty. So what can we expect. And what should we expect. Much of the reports content is likely to fall within a classified annex. Held there to protect these sources and methods of us intelligence gathering efforts but if director of national intelligence. Admiral hanes accedes to the senate democratic mandate. The report should include four public findings. I the assessment that some greg credible. Ufo's are very likely to be capabilities operated by other arms of the us government or by foreign adversaries. Tyler rockaway recently documented this concern in detail at the war zone. A standout consideration here is the possibility that china and russia are using us. Canada or central american based civilian aircraft and civilian freighters as launch platforms for balloon or drone based air operations in us military training areas. Such tactics feasibly evade us military sensors designed to detect foreign military submarines and aircraft for.
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"I'm asking you to get a site information. Where throughout the world including but not limited to the united states of america. Are we doing research on these viruses to make them contagious in order to study them. That's what i mean by gaining fox. I understand i understand. We certainly can have our staff look into this. I don't know that we have the best of labs across the world. Just the ones that are funded here in the dc. I bet if you you bet you get your phone calls returned. Would you get a set information. I'd be happy to give you the information to the best of my ability k. He's awesome and you know. I bet you get your phone calls returned. And he's right with all due respect. Dr fauci seems confused. And i actually think dr rao. She's a pretty smart cat. And i doubt he's confused at all. I think he's deceptive think. He's covering his behind. I think that a mistake happened. And it's they've been in ono. What do we do now. Mode since it got of the lab and i think the whole thing has been one big tried and trying to cover up for their mistake from the very beginning Jim jordan is asking for answers and not backing down on it. I don't know that will get anywhere But i know he won't give up on asking here. He is where two this thing start. Did a jump from an animal to humans or or was it a leak from a lab a lab in wuhan china. American people probably like to know after all. They've had their liberties assaulted for the past year. The world health organization did a study and issued a report the same world health organization that republicans on this committee asked to come in front of this committee. Three separate times in the democrats denied this request. Their reports said this quote. It was extremely unlikely that the leak was the cause. Just one problem with that. Finding nobody believes them. President binds director of national intelligence. Admiral hanes said this. That's not our assessment secretary's day blinken said we've got real concerns about the methodology and process that went into the w. h. o. Report secretary of health and human services but share a former colleague of ours said quote. We have to understand how kobe surface but the select committee in congress on. Kobe doesn't want to know journalists. Wanna know josh rogin washington post column. Two weeks ago. He starts column off by quoting. Our colleague congressman gallagher understanding the cause of the pandemic and ensuring that something like it never happens again is the most important question we face. He goes on to say this. The republicans are taking the first steps in a long overdue effort but without backing from democrats who are conspicuously absent from these efforts. The investigations will struggle very true. The select committee on the coronavirus won't look into how corona virus started. I find that fascinating. Find that amazing nicholas wade. Former new york times science writer said this when looking at the two scenarios he he says quote. It's a stretch to get. The pandemic breakout naturally outside of wuhan. And then without leaving a trace to make its first appearance in wuhan and that right there that will single point if the virus happened outside of wuhan if a jumped from an animal to a human outside of wuhan how did the first appearance of the vires happen in. Woo him but he says this for the lab escape. Scenario wuhan origin for the virus is a no brainer wuhan. China's leading center corona virus research. Researchers were genetically engineering back corona viruses to attack human cells. They were doing so under. Minimal safety conditions if the virus with an uninspected infectiousness had been generated. There it's escape would be no surprise journalist. One and now secretary state wants to know secretary of health and human services wanna know journalists wanna know republicans wanna know americans wanna know. Why don't democrats in congress want to know where this thing started. Is it because speaker. Plsy diversion last year when we were raising these questions and asking to have these witnesses brought in front of us. Or maybe it's because. Maybe it's because dr fauci the all knowing dr fauci who mr rogan in his piece said has quote repeatedly throwing cold water on the lab leak theory. Maybe dr fauci would have to answer some tough questions if we actually dug into how this thing started remember. Dr fauci gave aeko health. Three million dollars aeko health and gave six hundred thousand to the wuhan lab the dr fauci chino about this arrangement when he okayed the grant. Dr fauci the wuhan lab did not operate with the highest level of safety state. Interrupt the congressman. Here i want you to think about this for a minute. I want you think about how far six hundred thousand dollars goes here if you're going to do research not very far. You can't pay very many people salaries for very long on six hundred thousand dollars. How far does six hundred thousand dollars go in. Wuhan china in the chinese economy. That's a pile of money. That's a really big pile of money. In terms of purchasing power inside of china enders as reported by our own state department personnel in china. How about the process. There's a review board at. Hhs for any grants that do quote gain of function research now two weeks ago. Dr fauci told senator paul grant to wuhan. Lab was not quote gained function research but several respected. Doctor disagree. Say it was. How does this review board process work. Who sits on the board. The truth is nobody knows. The only thing we know about this board is chairman and we only know that because he disclosed it in january. Twenty twenty report here. Chris hassell the chairman discloses involvement january twenty twenty and a talk before the national science advisory board for biosecurity. He said during the talk that the current definition of what comes in front of his board is quote very narrow quote. I'll just probably be more frank than maybe appropriate. I think it's too narrow. He then went on and suggested that the government could be funding gain of function research that his committee hasn't vetted there's some important questions there for dr fauci. How about the fundamental question the fundamental question. Why are we funding. Research lab in wuhan china in the first place. Why are we doing that. I think the american people like to know. Especially i'd like to know. I'd like to know why we're funding research in a lab wuhan.
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"It's free talk live. She talk live in fact hopefully next week. We'll be doing this from my place because in will be out which will mean that. I won't be a lotta banner yet. Not yet no i. I got the font last night or night before. Bonnie showed me how to find it. And i've already forgotten so that's where i at on moving forward with that but to be fair some craziness happened I think it was monday night. During the show and then i spent most of tuesday during the day like six hours trying to fix it before we ultimately just abandon it. Because it's a monumental screw up on the part of one party in particular. And i did what i could but there's nothing to be done. Can you describe the craziness or probably not not not really not in a way that we do it justice for sure it was. It was a giant. Screw up that i tried to fix but it it actually cannot be fixed so abandoned that project and then. I came here to do the show then. I went home and had to wake up for work at nine o'clock this morning. So i didn't. I haven't worked on anything that i needed to be working on. So that's plus monday night. Monday night with the craziness that was caused by this particular party was so crazy. I honestly forgot until i have been home for about three in the mo- for about three hours that someone had come by two vehicles in front of the studio with paintball guns. That's how how crazy monday night was for me. I just forgot that had happened till i was doing something. I was talking to a friend of mine. Oh yeah that that did have. It wasn't a targeted attack on the studio. Apparently they did this at another neighborhood and their ring cameras are amazon. Ring cameras which. I don't know why anyone would want that. But people do apparently and all sorts of adt security cameras caught vehicles and the perpetrators license plate. That's why it hasn't been ongoing. I would imagine. They said hey. Come clean this up and stopped doing it or we're giving this stuff to the police but someone was going around qian's some stupid teenager presumably with the paintball gun or some college idiot about to graduate shooting cars randomly with paintball guns that you know you can take chai paper towel and wipe it right off. So could have been working. I guess it's just very stupid. When i was driving home from work only like ten minutes before i saw like bunch of old people with their arms crossed in the cop standing there with their arms crossed. Just up the street. So i think that they did up the street to like i. I saw the call cry there. There's a car wash not far from here by the way. If you ever decide to get that egg residue off you're going. My dog would lose his mind. And i have my dog with me literally. Twenty four seven. Because if you went to the car wash you. Would you would be like what's happening. Earth you should record it aggregrate. Now let me so mean. So before we got into davis about the illegitimacy of the american government which no one here really disputes. I don't care whether or not they're legitimate. According to their own roles and their own standards and all of that because i never agreed to their own rules in their own standards in the first place that to me. is what makes me illegitimate. But as far as i can tell they got the votes from the people within their system that allow them to justify their rulership over the people who choose to be part of that system. I've never chosen to be part of that system and before people go off at the whole. Oh why don't you just move to somalia. Then there's no there's no square foot on this planet that isn claimed by one state or another except antarctica which you are forbidden from setting up your own little free nation there in the first place by the united nations. And i imagine if you try to do that you would run into some very powerful military's very quickly that will say. Hey yeah we also said you can't be here so you're again still under the jurisdiction of a state that because that's because atlanta says supposedly there who who says that the internet but yes every every parcel of land on this planet is under the jurisdiction of one state or another or coalition of states. Working together there is no way you can go to be free of the state apparatus beyond which these state apparatus here in the united states. I've been here longer if we wanna if we wanna play that card of this is the government because you were born here and this was the government okay but the. Us government was point here when my great great great great great whatever grandfather came here from england and sixteen twenty predating the us government by more than a century and a half. they're the ones should leave Not me but before we get into all of that. We're talking about these microwave. Guns that give people headaches. It would seem now. The author here actually did link to a few other news items. I'm not sure where they go though. So i've been sorta hesitant to click them. It's stupid it's very stupid. But i prefer to err on the side of caution. I have no desire to be in jail but a may six in the washington examiner lays out what may be the strongest case yet that these attacks may have started much earlier than two thousand and sixteen and that the most likely suspect is russia that piece details the accounts of retired national security agency officer mike beck and his colleague. Charles guba tae believed to have been the targets of russian radiofrequency attacks while traveling a hostile country in one thousand nine hundred six. Both of them suffered from early onset. Parkinson's disease and died in two thousand thirteen so they got parkas early onset. Parkinson's disease as at. Oh yes we must have been hit with russia and radiofrequency attacks back in the nineties when it made more sense than the nineties. He was like having symptoms of something that eventually led him to have early onset parkinson's most likely according to him. That's something they were doing was being hit with russian radio frequencies when he started talking about that after the parkinson's started. I don't know in the article. Isn't that clear according to the examiner. Click kip in sir. Who was then. The nsa's as director of counterintelligence told other in essay officials in two thousand sixteen of evidence that they were targeted by a microwave frequency weapon the cia the pentagon and the state department all have teams assessing the scope of these attacks. Who is behind them yet. There appears to be no centralized task force across. Hfc's shares intelligence at two one senior leader that because that would be horrifying. I don't want this. Cia the pentagon and the state department to join together on a task force. Last time they did it led to a raid on the free talk live studio but was it the cia or the pentagon but you know what i mean. As described in the new york times report the the administration is trying to strike a balance between showing officials that they are taking the issue seriously and trying to keep panic from spreading either inside the government or among the public on april. The twenty eighth joe by new director of national intelligence admiral hanes briefs congress on the attacks but she was light on details as long pastime for the director of national intelligence to take the lead and establish a multi-agency task force under his command to identify the full scope of targeted microwave. Frequency attacks now. I did link idea. Click some of these links because there's msnbc and most news articles usually just linked back to news articles from themselves. That's the case here with. At least one i clicked and it's like that over and over. It's just this is a person who did a thing and fifteen years later. They had headaches now. They say that the head of the counterintelligence agency for the nsa presented some sort of evidence to someone's showing that but that's not reaching us. All i'm hearing is. This person had early onset parkinson's and was a former cia agent and decided. This was a russian microwave.
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"It's free talk live. She talked life in fact hopefully next week. We'll be doing this for my place because in we'll be out which will mean that. I won't be allowed to banner yet. Not yet no i. I got the font last night or night before. Bonnie showed me how to find it. And i've already forgotten so that's where i bet on moving forward with that but to be fair some craziness happened. I think it was monday night. During the show and then i spent most of tuesday during the day like six hours trying to fix it before we ultimately just abandon it. Because it's it's a monumental screw up on the part of one party in particular. And i did what i could but there's nothing to be done. Can you describe the craziness or probably not not not really not in a way that we do it justice for sure so it was just it was just a giant. Screw up that. I tried to fix but it actually cannot be fixed so abandoned that project and then i came here to do the show then. I went home and had to wake up for work at nine o'clock this morning. So i didn't. I haven't worked on anything that i needed to be working on. So that's plus monday night. You know monday night. The craziness that was caused by particular party was so crazy that i honestly forgot until i had been home for about three in the mo- for about three hours that someone had come by and show to the vehicles in front of the studio with paintball guns. That's how crazy. Monday night was for me the i just forgot that it happened until i was doing something i was talking to a friend. Yeah that that did have it. It wasn't a targeted attack on the studio. Apparently they did this at another neighborhood and their ring cameras. Amazon rain cameras which i don't know why anyone would want that but some people do apparently and all sorts of adt security cameras caught the vehicles and the perpetrators and license plate. That's why it hasn't been ongoing. I would imagine. They said hey. Come clean this up and stopped doing it or we're giving this stuff to the police but someone was going around keen some stupid teenager presumably with the paintball gun or some college idiot about to graduate. Shooting cars randomly with paintball guns. That you know you can take try paper towel and wipe it right off. So could have been worse. I guess it's just very stupid. When i was driving home from work only like ten minutes before i saw like bunch of old people with their arms crossed in the cop standing there with their arms crossed. Just up the street. So i think that they the street to see. I saw the call cry there. There's a car wash not far from here by the way. If you ever decide to get that egg residue off you're going. My dog would lose his mind. And i have my dog with me literally. Twenty four seven because if you went car shoe yeah he would be like what's happening to earth. You should record it now. Let me so mean. So before we got into davis about the illegitimacy of the american government which no one here really disputes. I don't care whether or not they're legitimate. According to their own rules and their own standards and all of that because i never agreed to their own rules in their own standards in the first place that to me is makes me illegitimate. But as far as i can tell. They got the votes from the people within their system that allow them to justify their rulership over the people who choose to be part of that system. I've never chosen to be part of that system and before people go with the whole. Oh well why don't you just move to somalia. Then there's no there's no square foot on this planet that isn't claimed by one state or another except antarctica which you are forbidden from setting up your own little free nation there in the first place by the united nations. And i imagine if you try to do that you would run into some very powerful military's very quickly that would say. Hey yeah we also said you can't be here so you're again still under the jurisdiction of a state because that's because atlanta says supposedly there who who says up. I know the internet but yes every every parcel of land on this planet is under the jurisdiction of one state or another or a coalition of states working together. There is no way you can go to be free of the state apparatus. Beyond which the state apparatus in the united states. I've been here longer if we wanna if we wanna play that card of this is the government because you were born here and this was the government okay but the us government was born here when my great great great great great whatever grandfather came here from england in sixteen twenty predating the us government by more than a century and a half. They're the ones who should leave. Not me but before we got into all of that. We're talking about these microwave. Guns that give people headaches. It would seem now. The author here actually did link to a few other news items. I'm not sure where they go though. So i've been sort of hesitant to click them. I know it's stupid. it's very stupid. But i prefer to err on the side of caution. I have no desire to be in jail but i may six op. Ed in the washington examiner lays out what may be the strongest case yet that these attacks may have started much earlier than two thousand sixteen and that the most likely suspect is russia that piece details the accounts of retired national security agency officer mike beck and his colleague. Charles guba tei believed to have been the targets of russian radio frequency attacks while traveling a hostile country in nineteen ninety-six. Both of them suffered from early onset. Parkinson's disease and guber died in two thousand thirteen so they got parkas early onset. Parkinson's disease said. Oh yes we must have been hit with russia and radiofrequency attacks when back in the ninety s when it made more sense than the nineties he was like having symptoms of something that eventually led him to have early onset parkinson's most likely but according to him that something they were doing was being hit with russian radio frequencies and he started talking about that after the parkinson's start in. I don't know the article. Isn't that clear. According to the examiner. Click kip insert who was in. The nsa's director of counterintelligence told other nsa officials into us sixteen of evidence that they were targeted by a microwave frequency weapon this the pentagon and the state department all have teams assessing the scope of these attacks and who is behind them yet. There appears to be no centralized task force across. Hfc's shares intelligence to one senior leader that because that would be horrifying. I don't want this. Cia the pentagon and the state department to join together on a task force. Last time they did it led to a raid on the free talk live studio was at the cia or the pentagon as described in the new york times report. The administration is trying to strike a careful balance between showing officials that they are taking the issue seriously and trying to keep panic from spreading either inside the government or among the public on april. The twenty nineteenth. Joe biden is new director of national intelligence. Admiral hanes briefed congress on the attacks but she was light on details. It's long past time for the director of national intelligence to take the lead and establish a multi task force under her command to identify the full scope of targeted microwave frequency attacks. Now i did link idea. Click some of these links because msnbc and most news articles usually just linked back to news articles from themselves. sure enough. that's the case here. With at least someone i clicked and it's like that over and over. It's just this is a person who did a thing and fifteen years later. They had headaches now. They say that the head of the counterintelligence agency for the nsa presented some sort of evidence to someone's showing that but that's not reaching us. All i'm hearing is. This person had early onset parkinson's and was a former cia agent and decided. This was a russian.
U.S. says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi killing, imposes visa restrictions on 76 Saudis
"It was just about two pages long but those pages carried the weight of the. Us government will not proven a summary of findings issued by us intelligence agency state that saudi arabia's crown prince approved two thousand eighteen killing of jamal. Khashoggi it's been long suspected that prince mohammed bin salman defacto leader ordered the murder but the release of the summary finding sends a clear signal. That president biden's taking tougher stand against the kingdom than his predecessor. Npr's jackie northam has been following developments and joins us. Jackie thanks so much for being with us morning. Scott hi please give us an overview of the main findings right well just to be clear. There's no smoking gun but you know. There's a lot of circumstantial evidence in this two page report. And let me just read you a line from it. If i could quote the crown prince has had absolute control of the kingdom security and intelligence organizations making it highly unlikely that saudi officials would have carried out an operation of this nature without the crown prince's authorization unquote and scott. It goes on to say that members of his close inner circle were involved. In the killing and dismemberment of kashogi and the crown prince has supported the use of violent methods to silence dissidents abroad. And you compare what's in this report to what president trump said when asked about whether the crown prince had any knowledge of the killing and he downplayed it saying maybe he did. Maybe he didn't and One of the things to keep in mind. You know this report is a summary and there's a lot more evidence that the cia has about khashoggi's death that remains classified this report summary note but Does seem to say pretty bluntly that. The saudi crown prince has blood on his hands What kind of potential impact Could this happen relations between the us and saudi arabia. Which after all has been a very close ally for decades right. yeah well. it's it's definitely bound to have an impact you know. The crown prince is likely to become king of saudi arabia. And we'll be around for a very long time and it'll be interesting to see how the us will deal with him both in the short term after this report and certainly in the long term once he becomes king. We don't know how that's gonna shake out yet but as you say. Saudi arabia is a longtime ally in a really strategically important area of the world. You know in an interview with npr. Yesterday admiral hanes the director of national intelligence. Said it was just too soon to tell if the relationship has been damaged by this. Let's have a listen. It is not surprising. I suppose to see a shift in the relationship in some ways with the new administration and a new position and the number of challenging issues that we face together. But i think there will be what he's to whether the various storms that we have in front of us and one other thing. The saudi foreign ministry said on friday that the kingdom has already jailed. Those responsible for kashoggi's killing and that while it completely rejects the reports findings it called. Us saudi relationships robust and enduring. Jackie calls from From many quarters Clothing members of congress Human rights organizations calling on president biden to to punish sanction of the crown prince For his role in khashoggi's death. How likely does that seem to be. Biden's stop short of severely punishing the crown prince. But he said on. Friday evening that from now on the kingdom is going to be held responsible for human rights abuses and he said that there would be more significant changes announced on monday. He didn't indicate what those might be. But you know the administration did take some other steps yesterday. It announced something called the kashogi ban which allows the state department to impose visa restrictions on anyone acting on behalf of a foreign government Who's threatening dissidents overseas and it's already imposes kashogi ban on seventy six saudis and their families. And you know secretary of state. Anthony blinken talked about these moves by the us yesterday. Here he is. So what we've done by the actions that we've taken Is really not to rupture the relationship. But to recalibrate to be more in line with our interests and our values but apparently this travel ban doesn't include the crown prince himself and administration officials said on background yesterday that as a matter of practice. The us doesn't apply sanctions on the highest leadership of countries with which it has diplomatic relations and already there are increasing calls for tougher action against the saudi crown print
"admiral hanes" Discussed on The Security Ledger Podcast
"What the big to do were for the biden administration. What were the kind of a glaring problems out there that they needed to take on right out of the gate. Thanks paul. we'll look the first one is to reprioritize cyber as as an important issue and to put the people and resources that they need to behind it. And i think you're seeing that in terms of the appointments of perspective appointments across a range of cyber roll through establishment of some cyber roles and proposals to put some significant new money behind government efforts to defend build up and hardened government networks has been kind of a recurring problem for the government. Seems like there've been a lot of kind of cyber czars various Bites at the apple over the years but none of them seem to have worked out the way we we intended in the last few years. I think that you saw a demonstration of focus on cyber issues. I think he saw some denial of real problems and unwillingness to address them and certainly unwillingness to put the kind of resources organization together to fight them in in particular. Haven't done what's necessary to mobilise not just government resources but to Mobilized government and private sector together to better understand the threats and better defend against him. Can we talk about who some of the key appointments are in positions to fill in this administration. I mean we're we're in the process now. Obviously of getting a lot of the president's new administration confirmed where that's necessary or or just you know hired and put into place but what are some of the key roles that they need to fill either paul or lauren. Whoever wants to take a swing at the I'll i'll take swing. He has a number of appointments that he is looking to fill and has felt already so he has appointed and neuberger to be on the national security council for the director for cyber security as well as my old predecessor. michael mayer. He is also on the national security council dealing with cybersecurity he has appointed admiral hanes as Deny and for some people. Maybe we'll how does that have to cyber absolutely there's cyber threat intelligence in on the classified side and of course being able to process analyze it information across the federal government. One of the key roles that he needs to fill Couple of and rather are you know the the cyber security and information security agency director as well as the new national cyber director role. This is actually a really big one. This came out of the cyber solarium.
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast
"To do. And i'm not going to be intimidated by the liberal knob. Now you might be thinking. Wow he can really stay on message. That was a really focused interview. And you know the problem is that was three separate interviews on three separate days on fox news you know for a guy who's being quote unquote silenced by quote unquote mob. He sure doesn't shut. The heck up does he. My god i wish he was silenced. But he's not. It is a ridiculous argument to say that you're silenced or cancelled or whatever when you can go on fox news whenever you want. Can you or. I go on fox news whenever we want of course. Not not the ones who are silence. Were not the united states senators. Who somehow don't have a voice. I mean josh. just stop. stop phony populism. Also i have to say whoever is doing his lighting for all of these appearances fire him months probably actually him but man they make his head looked so weird he looks like a grey alien or just like an alien who is close to being a human. But there's just something not quite right about them. That's what he looks like so as promised. Let's do a quick round. Appear of who biden has had confirmed so far. So we knew about tony blinken. As secretary of state we knew about general. Lloyd austin as secretary of defense. We knew of admiral hanes as director of national intelligence. And we knew of janet yellen as the secretary of the treasury. That's where we left off. Well he's also got his director of the c. d. c. in place she actually didn't need senate confirmation and she is. Dr rachelle will end ski. He didn't need confirmation either for his council of economic advisers. So there so far. He has jared bernstein and heather boucher and obviously none of his white house staff because he can pick his staff had to be confirmed. So he's got chief of staff. Ron clain deputy chief of staff gen. O'malley dillon another deputy chief of staff proofs. Read to counselor to the president steve. Keti in jeff. Ziane's his national security advisor. Jake sullivan the director of his national economic council. Brian deese the director of his domestic policy council. Susan rice the director of the office of public engagement. Cedric richmond senior adviser to the president. Mike john special presidential envoy for climate john kerry national climate adviser gina mccarthy. The director of the office of legislative affairs lewis. Terrell the director of the office of intergovernmental affairs julie chavez rodriguez that counsel to the president so as top legal adviser who is dana ramos and his press secretary jen psaki. Npr has a great list going. It's just a really cool graphic because it has their picture next to their name in most cases so you can kind of get a feel for that and then it either has in gray confirmation pending confirmation needed or it's green and it says no confirmation needed or senate confirmed i was able to get it so that it shows up right on the quick news. Daily dot com website. So right on the homepage. There should just have to scroll down about a post. The headline is via. Npr in up to date list showing the status of president biden's nominees. And you know. I wouldn't leave you hanging in so it is also in the episode description here the link to that post and that should update as more people are confirmed so make sure to bookmark that page there and then just come back to it as a quick reference. So let's talk about some good news with vaccines. President biden announced that he was able to buy two hundred million more vaccines one hundred million from pfizer. In one hundred million for moderna which increases the projected total supply of the us from four hundred million to six hundred million and actually turns out that that counselor the the adviser to the president. Jeff zion's jeff science my mistake for mispronouncing his name but he sort of his dedicated adviser for the covert stuff. Zein's announced that the states will be getting sixteen percent more vaccines allocated to them next week. So far there have been twenty two point. Seven million shots administered and three point. Three million people have gotten both shots although it is probably more by now because that three point three million number is from monday but going back to that six hundred million dose number for a second year. If you're just doing the math on the back of the envelope at home since everything except the new johnson and johnson vaccine requires two doses. Six hundred million divided by two is three hundred million meaning that by the end of the summer every single person in the. Us who wants a vaccine will be able to get one you see. That wasn't so hard. This is why you don't hire an it guy to do your plumbing. When you hire experts who know how to run a government you get enough vaccine by the end of the summer to end this thing but if you hire a toddler with no experience the toddler just tells you to inject yourself with bleach. I did also see that. Johnson johnson who said had. The one shot the one dose vaccine. They released the results of their trial today. And it says it's sixty six percent effective it just protecting you from covid like protecting you. Completely and eighty five percent effective at preventing severe disease so probably hospitalization. Now they just have to go through that review process with the fda but if we can have three shots out there at the same time we might really be able to kick this thing into high gear. I suppose the last thing we should talk about here is biden. Issued a couple more executive orders and executive directives on the climate. Some things that they look to achieve is it directs. The government to conserve thirty percent of all federal land and water by twenty thirty it creates a task force that will assemble a government wide action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He also issued a memo that officially designates climate change as a national security priority in the orders will also help create several new commissions and positions within the government that will focus on environmental justice and environmentally friendly job creation with one that will specifically help coal communities. That might see cole. Go away so we want to make sure that. They're not completely decimated if coal goes away the order also calls for every agency to consider climate change when they make decisions and decrees councils and committees to make sure that poor minority and coal communities see the benefits of clean energy policies. The one thing that has the oil industry nervous is that biden is looking to ban new oil and gas leasing on federal land. Which is what he put that. Sixty day pause on that i talked about. I think it was last week. According to sources close to him he's going to be directing federal agencies to figure out how expansive this ban should really be should be all of it should be eighty percent of it. How much should we ban oil and gas leasing for federal land in waters. So it's not quite the green new deal which actually might be why he's getting because the green new deal is like the president. It's a symbol. It's something that the fox news people just rally around in order to hate. But he's just chugging along and doing his own thing which is bad in some cases because it's not actual laws going into place they could be reversed with the next president.
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Zen Parenting Radio
"I want you to tease. Today's show sweetie. Because then i got some announcements. I think we're going to call it the same thing that i'm calling my then parenting. That's a weird name for a podcast. No i think we're going to call it messages and arrows there. You're gonna say messages in a bottle. Allah the police message in Okay messages and narrow. Stay tuned for that. A few announcements one is a quick take last week. The senate confirmed to cabinet members. Admiral hanes as director of national intelligence in former us army. Four star general. Lloyd austin as secretary of state secretary stay. Oh sicker of defense. Good catch thank you for that. Awesome the first black pentagon chief and he's hit the ground running for his first direct of giving military leadership two weeks to handle review of their sexual assault prevention program. How important is since an estimated. Twenty thousand military women experienced unwanted sexual contact in two thousand and eighteen as crazy. Yeah and good. For general lloyd reminds me of our friend. Mike damage who we had of the conference because he does a lot of that stuff with military he talks about sexual assault and harassment. Yes yes so. I just wanted to say that kudos to well. And there's a lot of things that we have to be focusing on now and it can be very difficult to figure out where to begin. I'm sure the new administration is feels overwhelmed and challenge. But i'm very pleased to see that issue is not going to be placed on the backburner. I'm totally with you there So we like to focus on parenting moment at the beginning of every podcast sweetie. I chose the good friends. Want because what we're doing is we're talking remember. We're putting together. My is parenting moment. That came out today With this podcast. Can we focus on two moments. Because i have a few things planned for the podcast. Okay so this is a. This is a moment from last week and we're just to quickly go over it. It's it's called good friends and your opening quote you always use some quota the beginning of the most exciting challenging and significant relationship of all is the one that you have with yourself and if you can find someone to love the you that you love will that's just fabulous and who said that kerry brad shop and i cheated a little bit okay because she actually says that at the very end of the last episode and i think it's really more about mr. Beg okay john as we now know him to be but because sex in the city the whole thing was about the fact that her true soulmates..
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast
"Will be treated like any new person. This means that if he violates the company's policies three times in the span of ninety days than have his account terminated carbonated. This was also interesting to me facebook. Coo and communications director have indicated that trump is banned to longer than they initially said according to nbc news and the hill. Both of those leaders have said that there are no plans to lift the ban in the director even added that quote the indefinite block we placed on the president's ability to post from those accounts remains in place in there are no plans to lifted end quote famous really beginning nervous about democrats holding them accountable. Also just quickly. Trump has apparently been floating the idea of forming a new political party separate from the republicans according to these sources he would want to call the party the patriot party because nothing says patriot. More than trying to violently overturn a free and fair election. But obviously i'm all in on this idea. I think he should do. He can divide the republican vote as much as he wants so that they can never win another election. They deserve it thing. I was gonna talk about some of the new cove mutations out of south africa in now denmark. honestly it's too early. It's just confusing. Sounds unnecessarily scary. In my opinion. I was looking around on twitter in there. Was this threat by doctor. Who's been tweeting out a lot. About covert in general and it was crazy so he started out the threat by saying or with the headline sort of that some of these new variants like the south africa. One are showing that in half of the people. The antibodies didn't even work against it which he was sounding. Like you saying the vaccine would just be totally ineffective against it. But then he ended the threat by saying eighty to ninety five percent protection against it is still better than zero percents so still get vaccinated. So it's like wait a minute. You were saying the. Antibodies have no effect against the virus but then the vaccine somehow seven be eighty to ninety five percent effective. What's going on there. So i think i might hold off on reporting about these until we have some more solid science. Some consistent results okeydokey. That's where i'm going to end the news portion of today thanks so much for listening and i hope that you can feel the same sort of calm and peace. Maybe it's just temporary that i'm feeling the past couple of days and to celebrate. I am running a special promo code for the online shop. The online merchandise store. The code is bygone which is like a double meaning for biden. And by don donald. It was supposed to be for four dollars and sixty cents off for the forty sixth president but for some reason the store only takes four dollars in fifty nine cents. That's where it changes. The co two on my end so yeah. We're just rolling with that. I did have it with the joe biden shirt in mind. The one where it has the quote that says Americans didn't panic. Donald trump panicked in scott. Joe biden aviators on there so intended the code for that product but it is a site-wide code if you buy something besides that shirt and the promo code doesn't work that just means that the product is too cheap already in in the site doesn't let you take off like more than it costs them to make it or something like that. So i know for sure. It will work for the shirts but not necessarily everything else. I really want to have a couple more shirt designs or logo designs up there hopefully soon. I finally found a place where i can get some good images so stay tuned for that. Otherwise stay safe. Stay home as much as you can if possible. Maybe even celebrate a little bit at home knowing that. We're in good hands now and i'll see you tomorrow. My fellow americans. I closed the day. Where i began with the sacred oath before god and all of you i give you my word. I will always love with you. I will defend the constitution. I'll defend our democracy. I'll defend and we'll give all all of you keep everything you do. Your service thinking not of power possibilities not a personal interest the public good and together we shall ride an american story of hope not fear of unity not division of light not darkness the story of decency and dignity love and healing greatness and goodness. May this be the story that guides us the story that inspires us and the story tells age is yet to come that we answered the call of history. We met the moment democracy and hope truth and justice did not die in our watch. But thrive that america's secured liberty at home stood once again as a beacon to the world. That is what we are forebearers. One another and generation to follow solo with purpose resolve. We turn to those task of our time sustained by faith driven by conviction devoted to one another in the country. We love with all our hearts. May god bless america and may god protect our troops. Thank you america. Today is friday january twenty second. Hello and welcome back. I have to wager that. This is probably going to be the best night of sleep on a friday that we've all had in about four four and a half years it'll be nice not having to wait and see what's all gonna come out on friday afternoon for the friday news dump where they try to hide their shady stuff. That trump was doing because friday night. The news is over in. Everyone's just sort of tuned out for the weekend. Plus we don't have to worry if our president is gonna threaten to kim jong hoon because he feels like it on twitter just in general. I feel safer in that spirit. It's gonna be a bit of a lighter show today as we just try to keep up with what biden's been doing. He's still on an absolute tear. So there's a lot to get through. And i'm excited to talk about it. So let's get right into it. We learned some more exact specifics in a press conference. That biden held yesterday about all the executive orders that he was signing specifically there was the one about the mask mandate that requires them to be worn on planes trains and buses that go between states. It seems that flight attendants are especially happy or at least the one in this. Npr article is according to. Taylor garland the spokeswoman for the association of flight attendants. Attendance have been pretty scared to enforce their companies mask role because they could really may threatened passengers with the most severe penalty being banning them from future flights now. Personally that sounds like a pretty hefty punishment myself but these anti mask. There are different breed for example just for breaking the masking requirements. Delta has banned over eight hundred eighty passengers united has banned over six hundred and alaska has banned over three hundred again just for breaking the masking rules. This lack of real punishment is a problem because as you can imagine anti massacres get verbally and or physically abusive towards the attendance. I know shocking right. However now that it's a federal crime it bumps the penalties up a little bit for assaulting other passengers or crew. The punishment is either a fine which can be up to thirty five thousand dollars or even getting jailed which makes sense. Because that's what would happen if you were finding someone on the ground i would think garland says that quote. When the government establishes our requirement or law people. Listen people will respond to the law more so than a specific airline policy or flight attendant asking as for the safety of traveling on airlines. When it comes to covid he aviation public health initiative. Ap h. i. At the harvard school of public health did a study. And they found that with universal mask. Use physical distancing and a hipaa happe- h. e. p. a. ventilation filtration system. Which is like what they have an operating rooms. There's a less than one percent chance of infection from covid from respiratory particles. I just have a couple of questions. I i know it's harvard but i wonder what the motivation is here. Is this in any way funded by the airline industry which is really hurting in could benefit from good studies. Also ted cruz went to harvard so second. It says universal masks so i wonder if these tests were done under all conditions just ideal conditions. Although this new law should help get everyone to wear masks on the planes. So that's not as much of a war anymore. Lastly it makes a point to say respiratory infection in maybe that's what any covert infection is actually classified as but is that one percent just for respiratory infection. And there's maybe like other ways that you can get it. I guess. I'm just not sure but it seems like a chance of less than one percent is really really low if it is true though these filtration systems in any place that we can speaking of covid biden held his first news conference briefing on his plan to fight the virus yesterday and it could not have been more different than the nightmares that we went through last year. He didn't tell us to drink bleach or inject ourselves with uv light. So right off the bat. That's a good start. He didn't use tremendous or fantastic for every other word biden. Didn't tell us how strongly he was doing things or how. He was strongly looking into things and frankly he was just honest. He said things like this will get worse before it gets better we have months to go etc etc. You know the truth heck even made dr fauci one of the stars of the briefing instead of hiding him so he couldn't tell the truth about she tried not to spiel trump because really. I don't think the man has an evil bone in his body. But you could just tell that he was happier. He even said quote the idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know. What the evidence is what the sciences let the science speak. It is somewhat liberating feeling. He was also very excited about biden telling him that from now on they quote completely transparent open and honest another rule that came out of those executive orders. Yesterday was that international travelers flying to the. Us have to test negative for kobe before they can even get on a plane to come here and when they do get here they'll be asked to self quarantine census npr article says asked to self quarantine. I'm not sure if that's an. Npr thing or if it is like the actual wording in that case it doesn't sound like it'll be enforced necessarily but a strong request switching gears a bit from covid. I mentioned yesterday that there wasn't executive order that protected federal lands in federal waters. And i think this next story may have come as a result of that biden has temporarily suspended oil and gas permits on federal lands and in federal waters for the next sixty days. This pause is officially to review the legal and policy consequences of the federal minerals leasing program. This is significant because these leases account for twenty five percent of the crude oil output of the us ten percent of the oil and gas supply for the us. So that means we must export like fifteen percent because twenty five is not the same as ten but it also does create twenty five percent of us greenhouse gas emissions. The extra layer to this. Is that big. Oil companies have been stockpiling permits. Just in case. This very thing happened in the one company said that they have about four years worth of them. One of the companies also responded by saying that this will lead to quote more reliance on foreign energy end quote while the correct response to that is so what oil prices went negative. This past summer. Saudi arabia couldn't give away their oil. Oil just isn't expensive anymore. I do want to be sensitive though since this industry has a lot of jobs attached to it still but the truth is that the world is moving away from fossil fuels into. We can't fall behind. That's also part of the reason that saudi arabia had such trouble. Getting rid of their oil countries. Just weren't buying much anymore especially with all the lockdowns but again obviously losing any number of those jobs would be terrible so we need to find a way to transition them in give these companies that are currently producing oil incentives to produce. I dunno some sort of renewable energy that way everyone stays and we move ahead with the rest of the world in terms of biden. Getting his nominees confirmed. I completely forgot to mention yesterday. That admiral hanes was officially the first person who was confirmed to biden's cabinet. She's now the director of national intelligence making her the first woman to hold that position so congrats to her. It also looks like biden is gonna be getting some more help in terms of his national defense retired army general. Lloyd austin got. His waiver approved which means that he's now eligible to become the secretary of defense. The vote for that is expected as early as today and hopefully already happened by the time. You hear this general austin needed that waiver because he retired from the military for years ago. But the law says that you have to be out of the service for seven years before you're eligible unless you get a congressional waiver that is although i think that some democrats may actually ended up voting. No because they don't want to bend the rules like this again they didn't like doing it for is four years ago but the votes to approve his waiver passed overwhelmingly and with a large amount of support from both parties according to npr. Hearing that. I imagine that he won't have any trouble. Getting to fifty one votes in the senate for confirmation just as a quick refresher the reason that you have to be out seven years is because technically this is supposed to be a silly enroll a civilian supposed to lead the armed forces and now after hearing more about it i get the desire for the civilian leadership aspect of it more than when i first talked about it for one. The rivalries between the branches of the military are in fact real. So having someone from the army might make the navy mad or whatever. The case could be also. The secretary of defense role has a lot to do with budgets. It's not just like strategy in pure military tactics. there's just a lot of numbers and then also regular administrative jobs. And i'm not calling these generals dump by any stretch but that can just be a lot for someone who isn't used to that they're essentially the ceo of the armed forces that said if someone's qualified they're qualified that's been the theme of the biden administration so far speaking of by nominees. I don't think we can end today without talking about our good friend. Josh hawley. I know that might be beating a dead horse at this point in. Maybe you even think that. I'm going at him unnecessarily however he and ted cruz are both gonna run for president in four years and since they're both still sticking to this ally that the election was stolen from trump they are both dangers to our democracy. They might even be the biggest dangers. There trump without the tweets or the dementia meaning that they might be competent enough to pull off a coup if they try. So what did our insurrectionists. Senator do this time. Josh apparently can't read.
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast
"To Kim jong hoon because he feels like it on twitter. Justin geno safer in that spirit. It's going to be a bit of a lighter. Show today as we just try to keep up with what biden's been doing. He's still on an absolute tear. So there's a lot to get through. And i'm excited to talk about it. So let's get into it. We learned some more exact specifics in a press conference. That biden held yesterday about all the executive orders that he was signing specifically. There was the one about the mask mandate that requires them to be worn on planes trains and buses that go between states. It seems that flight attendants are especially happy or at least the one in this. Npr article is according to. Taylor garland the spokeswoman for the association of flight attendants the attendance have been pretty scared to enforce their companies mask rule because they could really only threatened passengers with the most severe penalty being banning them from future flights. Now personally that. Sounds like a pretty hefty punishment myself but these anti masters different breed for example just for breaking the masking requirements. Delta has banned over eight hundred eighty passengers united has banned over six hundred and alaska has banned over three hundred again just for breaking the masking rules. This lack of real punishment is a problem because as you can imagine anti massacres verbally end or physically abusive towards the attendance. I know shocking right. However now that it's a federal crime it bumps the penalties up a little bit for assaulting other passengers or crew. The punishment is either a fine which can be up to thirty five thousand dollars or even getting jailed which makes sense. That's what would happen if you were finding someone on the ground. I would think garlan says that quote when the government establishes a requirement or a law people. Listen people will respond to the law more so than a specific airline policy or flight attendant asking as for the safety of traveling on when it comes to covid. he aviation public health initiative a p. h. i. At the harvard school of public health did a study. And they found that with universal mask. Use physical distancing and a hiba happe-. Agp a ventilation filtration system which is like what they have an operating rooms. There's a less than one percent chance of infection from covid from respiratory particles. I just have a couple of questions. I i know it's harvard but i wonder what the motivation is here. Is this in any way funded by the airline industry which is really hurting in could benefit from good studies. Also ted cruz went to harvard so second. It says universal masks so i wonder if these tests were done under all conditions or just ideal conditions. Although this new law should help get everyone to wear masks on the planes. So that's not as much of a work anymore. Lastly it makes a point to say respiratory infection in maybe that's what any covert infection is actually classified as but is that one percent just for respiratory infection. And there's maybe like other ways that you can get it. I guess. I'm just not sure but seems like a chance of less than one percent is. Were really really low if it is true though. Let's get these filtration systems in any place at we can. Speaking of covid biden held his first news conference briefing on his plan to fight the virus yesterday and it could not have been more different than the nightmares that we went through last year. He didn't tell us to drink bleach or inject ourselves with uv light. So right off the bat. That's a good start. He didn't use tremendous or fantastic for every other word biden tells how strongly he was doing things or how he was strongly looking into things and frankly he was just honest he said things like this will get worse before it gets better. We have months to go it cetera. Et cetera. you know the truth heck even made dr fauci one of the stars of the briefing instead of hiding him. So he couldn't tell the truth about she tried not to speak ill of trump. Because really. I don't think the man has an evil bone in his body. But you could just tell that he was happier. He even said quote the idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know. What the evidence is what the science is. Let the science speak. It is somewhat of a liberating feeling. He was also a very excited about biden telling him that from now on they be quote completely transparent open and honest another rule that came out of those executive orders. Yesterday was the international travelers flying to the us have to test negative for covid before they can even get on a plane to come here and when they get here they'll be asked to self quarantine since this npr article says asked to self quarantine. I'm not sure if that's an npr thing or if it is like the actual wording and in that case it doesn't sound like it'll be enforced necessarily but more of a strong request switching gears a bit from covid. I mentioned yesterday that there wasn't executive order that protected federal lands in federal waters. And i think this next story may have come as a result of that biden has temporarily suspended oil and gas permits on federal lands and in federal waters for the next sixty days. This is officially to review the legal policy consequences of the federal minerals leasing program. This is significant because these leases account for twenty five percent of the crude oil output of the us ten percent of the oil and gas supply for the us. So that means we must export like fifteen percent because twenty five is not the same as ten but it also does create twenty five percent of us greenhouse gas emissions. The extra layer to this. Is that big. Oil companies have been stockpiling permits. Just in case. This very thing happened in the article. One company said that they have about four years worth of them. One of the companies also responded by saying this will lead to quote more reliance on foreign energy and quote mother correct response to that is so what oil prices went. Negative this past summer. Saudi arabia couldn't give away their oil. Oil just isn't expensive anymore. I do want to be sensitive since industry has a lot of jobs attached to it still but the truth is that the world is moving away from fossil fuels into we can't fall behind. That's also part of the reason that saudi arabia had such trouble. Getting rid of their oil countries. Just weren't buying as much anymore especially with all the lockdowns but again obviously losing any number of those jobs will be terrible so we need to find a way to transition them and give these companies that are currently producing oil incentives to produce. I don't know some sort of renewable energy that way everyone stays employed and we move ahead with the rest of the world in terms of biden. Getting his nominees confirmed. I completely forgot to mention yesterday. Then admiral hanes was officially the first person who was confirmed to biden's cabinet. She's now the director of national intelligence making her the first woman to hold that position so congrats to her. It also looks like by getting some more help in terms of his national defense retired army. General lloyd austin got. His waiver approved which means that. He's now eligible to become the secretary of defense. The vote for that is expected as early as today and hopefully it. Hardy happened by the time. You hear this general austin needed that waiver because he retired from the military for years ago. But the law says that you have to be out of the service for seven years before you're eligible unless you get a congressional waiver that is although i think that some democrats may actually ended up voting. No because they don't want to bend the rules like this again they didn't like doing it for is four years ago but the votes to approve his waiver passed overwhelmingly and with a large amount of support from both parties according to npr. Hearing that. I imagine that he won't have any trouble. Getting to fifty one votes in the senate for confirmation just as a quick refresher the reason that you have to be out seven years is because technically this is supposed to be a civilian role a civilian is supposed to lead the armed forces and now after hearing more about it. I do get the desire for the civilian leadership aspect of it more than when i first talked about it for one. The rivalries between the branches of the military are in fact real. So having someone from the army might make the navy mad or whatever. The case could be also. The secretary of defense role has a lot to do with budgets. it's not just like strategy and pure military tactics. there's just a lot of numbers in also regular administrative jobs. And i'm not calling these generals done by any stretch but that can just be a lot for someone who isn't used to that. They're essentially the ceo of the armed forces that said if someone's qualified.
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Whether we wanted it or not and pretty soon. They say you won't be able to fly without it yeah. I think it's a lot of october of this year. Last got pushback. Okay maybe because of sun half of it. He has refused to pass other laws for the combination of large district of people. Unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature in estimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. I don't think that we lack the representation that was being referred to in the declaration of independence. I would suggest that we would because the level of representatives is in nearly as high as it was back. Then i mean they wouldn't. They would be infuriated if they learned that you know the california had sixty something representatives rather than the four five six thousand that they should have based on the population and the represented number. Were back. then yeah. I think that's fair. You're right So there is no there's no representation because The representatives are attempting to represent a whole bunch of people far too many far too many people. So there's not a you know this this sort of community representation. I would certainly not want to pay them to do that. It was going to be like the one hundred dollars per representative here in new hampshire right and there was time you know. In the early united states the people became impoverished by being politics. And then it sort of moved to rich people didn't do politics and left it to the The hoi poloi to do but anyway he In this case the government has called together legislative bodies at places unusual uncomfortable and distant from the depository of their public records for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. Now is that hasn't happened federally but it has certainly happen here in new hampshire. It's happened federally. has it. ladies and gentlemen how many federal laws affect you. How many have you gone to. Congress and testified on. Congress isn't unusual or uncomfortable. It's really far and is better in fact coming from florida. I've got say. I never went to tallahassee. Never i never no one ever discussed government with me. Nobody ever wanted anything from me but my vote. And that's it and you know as well as i do once. They got my vote they did. They don't care about it because they represent so many people. Yeah unless you're a major donor. They don't care what you have to say and you have to be a major donor to get them to care. Yeah i bet you. That's some of the people that are on the list of trump's pardons just last night. Where some major donors He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly for opposing with manly firmness. His invasions the rights of the people. Isn't that just. That just happened this week last week. In new hampshire with the declaration of independence from the council for safety or something. The committee of safety commits committee of safety safety. Hand today declaration of independence to the attorneys general well to the attorney general's office the attorney general himself. Obviously it's too much of a coward to have actually accepted the document confronted and it said goodbye. Yeah and obviously nobody. They didn't leave. The governor's still there six zero three two eight three six one six zero six zero three two eight three six one six zero the dot. Fm social media channels have been revamped. We've eliminated facebook and focused on other platforms like twitter and mastodon the decentralized alternative to twitter on our accounts you'll find posts from multiple l. r. n. dot. Fm show hosts together in one place. Follow us on twitter at twitter dot l. 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This stream is supported by advertises and contributions by on facebook twitter and instagram day of firsts. I'm lisa lacerra fox. News new white house press secretary jen psaki holding her first briefing on what she hopes to accomplish. The president asked me to serve in this role. We talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency. Back to the briefing room sake you previously worked under president obama and the state department and she said there will be daily briefings once again from the white house and regular updates from health officials about the pandemic she said president biden is calling on all americans to wear a mask when in public for one hundred days doing his part as well issuing a mask mandate that will require anyone visiting a federal building or federal land using certain modes of public transportation to wear a mask and sake said president. Biden's i call to a foreign leader will be to canada's prime minister justin trudeau key. Member of president by cabinet has been confirmed by the senate. Admiral hanes will become the director of national intelligence yesterday. Hanes told the senate intelligence committee that china would be an important focus of the administration changes today in the senate as well where new york democrat. Chuck schumer takes over as majority leader after the swearing in three new democratic senators. Feel the full weight of that responsibility sense of reverence of all at the trust placed in me. I intend to honor that trust with all of my energy and with joy. Mitch mcconnell now leads the republican minority. You plenty of senate business to discuss at length in the days ahead but for now. I just want to congratulate each of our new colleagues. I look forward to working alongside worn jon. Ossoff of georgia and alex padilla of california was four vice president harris this afternoon on wall street. The dow gained two hundred fifty seven..
"admiral hanes" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Returned to the purpose of unifying devan is at the washington post senior critic at large. Dr kelly carter. Jackson is a historian and professor in the department of african studies at wellesley. College robin kelly. Thanks so much. Thank you thanks. Laura joe biden is going to hit the ground running water. Some of the first executive orders that he plans on signing today. Yes so As early as this evening biden is going to be signing some seventeen executive actions memorandum's to request to agencies. They're going to span the gamut. It's it's covering the pandemic economic relief immigration climate change racial equity. So what some of those cover are clearly getting the country back into the paris. Climate accord's With a a number of other nations across the globe It's going to revoke the permit for keystone excel It's he's to end. The muslim ban that trump implemented the travel ban Trying to shore up. That isn't technically an executive order. But he is directing The agency to protect those dreamers undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children He's going to halt construction of the border wall. The list goes on and on and his team saying that it is the most Executive orders that president has issued compared to the his past four predecessors in the first day in office in addition to all of that senate confirmation hearings have already a started for several biden administration. Cabinet officials these hearings tend to start a bit earlier. How long is the process expected to take for some of these officials so that they can get to work. Yeah it it is going to depend as we were talking earlier about a on some of the republican senators. So admiral hanes biden's pick to lead to be. The director of national intelligence. Appears like she could be confirmed as early as today but a number of others has picked to lead the department of homeland. Security is being held up by the republican. Senator josh hawley right now. So it's unclear when that's going to move As well as biden's picked to lead the defense department retired general. Lloyd austin because of the fact that austin has not been retired for the full seven years it is typically required to lead the dod. He's going to need a waiver From the house and the senate and so that's going to take some time to get through so he's not seeing his cabinet filled out as quickly as he would like and that is also going to potentially cause problems zena because of how much these agencies have been gutted in the way they've been run over the last four years and do you expect a contentious hearings or pretty procedural given the makeup of the senate right now. I think another number of them are going to be very procedural. The one of the big questions right now is alejandro. Erica's biden picked to lead the department of homeland security. Because there are those like josh hawley. His his nomination. Laura president biden recently proposed a one point nine. Trillion dollar corona virus relief. Package how quickly is congress expected to act on that relief. Well let's the first thing up. For biden he really wants to tackle that right out of the gate. It's a course going to be tested by By the house by the houses slim majority democrats have a smaller majority there than they did prior to the election in november and again the fact that the senate is tied so Asking for is going to be asking for more stimulus checks. He wants to see two thousand Instant going to the american public and a few republicans have seemed to support that but the big question is whether or not. That's something that republican leaders in the senate and the house are going to support and how they're going to negotiate with biden on all the facets of that package and we talked earlier about Joe biden's focus in his inauguration speech at least partly on white supremacy and Groups like that and i'm wondering does he have any concrete steps that he's going to take to begin to root out a right wing extremism. Yes so biden's team has been saying that they plan to really focus on domestic terrorism to make it a focus that prior administrations haven't where so much of the efforts to counter. Terrorism have been focused on overseas on foreign terrorism. But there are big questions that remain about what that exactly looks like. Does it mean that there is more Directions being taken from biden's white house national security council. What does it mean that the fbi. The department of justice all start to redirect resources more towards domestic terrorism as opposed to overseas or does congress try to pass a domestic terrorism statute which some experts say is needed and other say more laws on the books aren't needed it simply just needs to be a refocusing of government approach and so these are debates that are going on right now among biden's national security advisers and among members of congress and of course there's so many things he's going to have to address one of the bigger issues that he's been talking about at least a student loan debt Where does he stand on that. At the moment is he still considering The ten thousand dollar Student loan forgiveness right. So the cutive actions taken today. What biden is going to do is ask The department of education to extend the moratorium on payments and interest in student loans. But he's made very clear Despite push by progressives in his party that he thinks that that is the role of congress and so he he has said that he supports forgiveness up to ten thousand in student loan debt. What a lot of progressives and even in coming senate majority leader chuck schumer want is fifty thousand forgiven in student loan debt and they really wish that biden would just do that on his own through executive order but there's been no indication that he plans to do that and we will have an interview with gina the incoming climate Person for the president. But i'm sure that's also.
"admiral hanes" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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The lawmaker said the committee is working in good faith to move this nominee as fast as possible and ensure the committee's members have an opportunity to question the nominee in both open and close settings. Today's plan hearing was going to be held. Virtually president elect. Joe biden has called for his cabinet. Picks be confirmed as quickly as possible. Rachel sutherland fox news a dorm at creighton university in omaha nebraska was evacuated after police. Student tried to make the poison rice in she told authorities. She wanted to harm herself. The school says the dorms been cleaned and students have been able to return new york city. Mayoral candidate and former democratic presidential candidate entry yang says. He's considering universal basic income for those most in need yang wants to give to five thousand dollars a year or two five hundred thousand of the city's poorest residents that would cost roughly a billion dollars a year. So how's he going to pay for it. His camp has mentioned leaning on philanthropic groups but yang has not released. Many more details about that. New york city is facing nearly four billion dollar deficit and some experts think yang needs to fix the city's finances first before handing out cash in new york. I shall hustling fox news. Who was the largest lottery jackpot up for grabs tonight and tomorrow the numbers for the seven hundred fifty million dollar making millions prize the fifth largest jackpot ever will be drawn tomorrow the numbers for the six hundred forty million dollars powerball prize. The eighth largest jackpot will be selected. No one's one either games top prize in months. I'm lisa lacerra fox news. If you're using anything other than indeed for your hiring you are wasting your time. Hire great people faster with indeed only pay for results and get back time in your schedule. Indeed dot com hiring site. 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The nets win an nba championship. How many times have we seen teams. That had a lot of talent not win the championship. Teams that had lesser talent. Did because they could play better together. And i think that's going to be the major question when it comes to the three of them playing with the nets and whether the nets are able to put it all together and what an nba championship. So think about it. Go to the website at sports. Byline dot com. I see steve. Sarkisian has already caused kind of an uproar down at the university of texas texas hired alabama offensive coordinator sarkisian as its new head coach amid great fanfare and on his first day on the job on tuesday stepped into a minefield texas. Introduce are key and a day after. He wrapped up his duties at tuscaloosa and alabama's national championship. Game win over ohio state. And one of the first questions. He was asked concern the texas school song. The eyes of texas a song exposed in recent months for its roots and racism and here is what steve sarkisian said. He said i know this much. The eyes of texas is our school song. We support that song. We're going to sing that song. We're going to sing. It proudly now. I know there are a lot of sensitivities when it comes to something like this. I thought about it for about a day and wondered you know. Are we being over sensitive when it comes to certain things. I know i look. I'm not a black person so that sensitivity is probably not a strong add me as it might be and other people but Let's let the guy get into his job. I always say winning cures everything. But we'll have to keep an eye on this because there's going to be some people. I'm sure that are going to be very unhappy. Kicking things off with bruce marshall senior writer for the gold sheet big big weekend in the nfl playoffs rams against the packers ravens against the bills. That will be coming up on saturday. 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Janet Yellen, Biden’s Expected Treasury Pick, Has Broken More Than Gender Barriers
"We report. That president elect joe biden plans to tap former federal reserve chair. Janet yellen as the nation's next treasury secretary our national political reporter ken. Thomas has more details. If confirmed by the senate would make history as the first woman to lead the treasury department. This is a decision. That's rooted in the administration's preparations to drive the economic recovery. From the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic yellen has been an advocate for more government stimulus and warned that the recovery will be uneven if congress doesn't spend more to fight unemployment and keep small businesses afloat. She's viewed by the biden team. Is someone with a lot of credibility around the world and someone who could work closely with the fed and the executive branch to engineer. More financial support of congress is hesitant to pass more stimulus and the key point here in a divided congress. Yellen has a track record of receiving republicans support biden and also revealed. He picks for other posts today including some officials from the former obama administration. Tony blinken biden's longtime foreign policy. Adviser has been nominated to be secretary of state biden's tapping one hundred may orcas to lead the department of homeland security. If confirmed he'd be the first latino. Delete the department jake sullivan. A veteran of the state department and a long time by need will be national security adviser and biden his turning to admiral hanes a deputy national security adviser under president obama to be the director of national intelligence and lastly biden is turning to familiar face. He's going to make former secretary of state. John kerry a special presidential envoy for climate change. That's a sign of how important climate will be for his administration. These are all people who know joe biden. Well the worked for him for years. In lincoln's case for nearly two decades in it shows how the biden transition is trying to project competence and experience as he makes his selections biden in his phone. Calls with world. Leaders has been stressing the idea that the us will soon be back as he puts it when he takes office. And even as president trump has disputed the outcome of the election biden is trying to move forward with his picks and signal that the us will be returning to a sense of normalcy on the global
"admiral hanes" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Building. A new cabinet post trump president-elect biden picks a longtime ally for secretary of state. tony blinken. Tony is going to have to work with our partners and allies around the globe to convince them that donald trump's administration was more of an aberration. Also today a secret meeting in saudi arabia between the crown prince and israel's prime minister something. They're sending a message to iran before the white house. Chief guard iran. Beware with. You'll have two months to coordinate and do things and ethiopia is in turmoil. Fighting between the government and breakaway forces could be coming to ahead within the next seventy two hours. We might see the financial doubt. I'm marco werman that sort of more today here on the world. I'm marco werman you're with the world. It is good to have you with us on this monday. When it comes to america's future relationship with the rest of the world were starting to get a sense of the approach. President elect joe biden. Might take biden is expected to announce some key cabinet picks tomorrow. The word right now is that biden has chosen antony blinken for the coveted post. A secretary of state blinken has served in many roles over the years most recently as deputy secretary state under president barack obama former cia director. John brennan has worked closely with lincoln. He says blinken is well positioned to start repairing america's ties to traditional allies. I think tony has the deft touch needed. He is mary specs. A quintessential diplomat. Never you know working his way up to the department of state as a foreign service officer. He has an approach and attitude and i think a vision also that is going to allow the united states to repair some of the damage that has been done. I think he's not going to cut corners. He really is going to spend time talking to united states friends abroad. But also i think he's going to deal very forthrightly with some of our adversaries are out there. There's gonna be a tough policy. I think on china on a number of fronts as well as with russia. So i think a tony brings together the knowledge and experience as well as the personal relationship with joe biden. That is so so important for secretary of state to have also today director brennan. According to several outlets admiral hanes is tipped to be director of national intelligence. What can you tell us about her. She has a lot of experience. She worked also on the hill as she has a law degree her degrees in physics. She's a pilot martial arts black belt. But she is steeped in the law. She was the to council's legal counsel for several years. When i first worked with her in the obama administration then i selected her as my deputy at cia because of her breadth of experience and her pragmatic approach to national security challenges and then when she became the principal. Deputy nascar advise the white house. I think she really demonstrated her ability to work. Very closely with others in that Interagency environment director brennan. You know perhaps better than anyone that the state department and us intelligence agencies need to have a smooth working relationship here actually. Is tony blinken. Speaking on intelligence matters. That's the podcast. A former acting director. Michael morell a president biden will not politicize intelligence will insist that truth always be spoken to power will demand that people bring their best analysis invest judgment and not in any way shape it to what they perceived to be the political desires political interests that the incumbent tony blinken makes it sound pretty easy. What kind of lift do you think it will be. Director brennan for averell at national intelligence to de-politicize us intelligence. I don't think it's going to be much of a lift at all. Because the professionals in intelligence community really want the objectivity and integrity of the intelligence community to be restored it has been the administration the white house and the senior members. Unfortunately of the director of national intelligence that had politicized intelligence so joe biden recognizes the importance of making sure that that intel's community will be a political nonpartisan as as well as objective in terms of the intelligence provides to policymakers. And i think tony blinken at state department will work very very row. Every lanes and other senior members of the intelligence community for the good of the country john brennan is a former cia director. He's been speaking with us about his time. Working with president. Elect joe biden's likely pick as secretary state. Tony blinken john brennan's new memoirs called undaunted director. Brennan thank you very much for being with us. Thank you michael. In brazil protesters across the country of taken to the streets after the brutal killing of a black man a string of violent incidents black brazilians in recent months have energized. The black lives matter movement there from southern brazil. Here's more from reporter. Michael.