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These Democrats Are Dumb as Dirt

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:24 min | 8 months ago

These Democrats Are Dumb as Dirt

"These democrats are dumb as dirt. They are dumb as a box of rocks. They're sake yesterday. Circle back for sake blaming trump for all the the setbacks that we've had in the last year with covert at some point the reason they're blaming for trump branding. Is they figure he's going to run again. In twenty twenty four. I'm gonna do everything they can to try to torpedo that effort. Good luck. good luck. Circle back a asked schalke about biden's decision to maintain trump era policies like title. Forty two as well is following through on trump agenda items like withdrawing from afghanistan. She said i would take each of those on afghanistan. The former president struck a deal without the afghan government title. Forty two is public health requirement. Because we are in the middle of the pandemic which by the way we would have made progress on had the former president actually addressed the pandemic and not suggest people inject bleach liar. He never said anything about injecting bleach. You bald-faced liar. But they're desperate. They're losing they're losing.

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US general: Afghan collapse rooted in 2020 deal with Taliban

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 8 months ago

US general: Afghan collapse rooted in 2020 deal with Taliban

"Top Pentagon officials say the collapse of the Afghan government and security forces can be traced to last year's trump administration deal with the Taliban the agreement promised a full U. S. troop withdrawal would Central Command chief Frank McKenzie says had a psychological impact on the Afghan government and the military we set a date certain for when we were going to leave and when they can expect all assistance to him and once president Biden ordered the U. S. withdrawal at April going below twenty five hundred I think was the other sort a nail in the coffin if you will the Kabul government under wraps leading to a quick Taliban takeover last month mackenzie's comments were part of a house hearing where Republicans tried to cast the bite it but inspiration as creating a spectacular failure in Afghanistan while Democrats pointed to mistakes over two decades including the Taliban deal saga regarding a Washington

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General McKenzie Contradicts Biden, Testifies He Told Him to Leave 2,500 Troops in Afghanistan

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:50 sec | 8 months ago

General McKenzie Contradicts Biden, Testifies He Told Him to Leave 2,500 Troops in Afghanistan

"Here's general mackenzie being asked about the president's assertion to george stephanopoulos a few weeks ago the. Nobody told him that we should leave. Twenty thousand five hundred troops in afghanistan. Why won't share my personal recommendation to the president. But i will give you my honest opinion and my honest opinion and view shaped my recommendation. I recommended that we maintain two thousand five hundred troops in afghanistan and also recommended earlier. In the fall of two thousand twenty that we maintain four thousand five hundred of that time. Buzzer my personal views. My also have a view that will draw. Those forces would lead inevitably to the collapse of the afghan military forces and eventually the afghan government that contradicts president biden in a big

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Former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik on America's Heinously 'Loose' Borders

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:52 min | 8 months ago

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik on America's Heinously 'Loose' Borders

"Bring back america's hero new york city police commissioner former new york city police. Commissioner bernie carrot bernie thanks for staying with us exports bernie as police commissioner nine eleven. You experienced what happens when america's borders are loose or non-existent as they are right. Now you experience with the influx of migrants who are not vetted does an ends with thousands of americans dead. What are your feelings about. The influx of gani migrants on planes being transported here by the biden administration. Without any real vetting. What does that make you think of nobody. Nobody knows what happens. When look people into this country that you know wanted the minds of this country. And i don't care what the president says. I don't care what milly general milley says or the president's press secretary. There's no in how you can bet the people coming in from afghanistan and here's why aghanistan was ruined by the afghan government which is a logger of power. The taliban is taking over. The taliban is a terror group. We don't have a diplomatic relationship with this country. They're not going to have relationships with russia. China in iran have nothing to do with the united states. Only to get money lewis. That's what they're gonna do. They're not gonna give us their intelligence On operations they're not going to give us access to until we have two hundred thousand people coming to this country and if they're not in a us dod database or cia database or an fbi database. They're not in one of those. We don't know who the hell they are. We don't know where they came from. We don't have any background on then and we got nowhere to go get it.

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With foreign funds frozen, Afghan aid groups stuck in limbo

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 8 months ago

With foreign funds frozen, Afghan aid groups stuck in limbo

"With the Afghan government severed from the international banking system aid groups both inside the country and abroad say they're struggling to get emergency relief basic services and funds to a population at risk of starvation among the groups struggling to function is a public health non profit the paid salaries on purchase food and fuel for hospitals the six hundred million dollars in funds which had been funneled through the Afghan health ministry that dried up overnight after the Taliban took over the capital done the countries have pledged to open the purse strings to the tune of one point two billion dollars in humanitarian aid but attempts by western governments and international finance institutions to deprive the Taliban controlled government the other funding sources until his intentions are clearer as Afghans most vulnerable citizens hurting I'm Charles Taylor that's not

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Blinken Faces New Round of Hard Afghan Questions in Congress

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 9 months ago

Blinken Faces New Round of Hard Afghan Questions in Congress

"For a second straight day secretary of state Anthony blinking his hearing congressional anger over the much criticised Afghanistan withdrawal like yesterday before a house panel the criticism today in the Senate is coming from both the Democrats like Bob Menendez the execution of the U. S. would draw which clearly and fatally flawed and Republicans from Jim Risch on the dismal failure and like yesterday blink and says the administration did the best it could under rough circumstances after an unforeseen fall of the Afghan government and its security forces we did not see this collapse in a matter of of eleven days Lincoln says ending the war and leaving Afghanistan was the right thing to do Sager make ani Washington

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Blinken Defends Afghan Withdrawal at Testy U.S. Congressional Hearing

Armstrong & Getty On Demand

00:26 sec | 9 months ago

Blinken Defends Afghan Withdrawal at Testy U.S. Congressional Hearing

"Blinken yesterday faced harsh republican criticism for the withdrawal and the chaos congressman. Michael mccall. This was an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions blinken defended that withdrawal saying the biden administration had inherited the deadline which came with no plan. There's no evidence. The staying longer would have made the afghan security forces or the afghan government. Any more resilient today he goes before the senate foreign relations committee

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Once Inmates, Taliban Now in Charge in a Kabul Prison

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 9 months ago

Once Inmates, Taliban Now in Charge in a Kabul Prison

"Once called whose main prison was crowded with thousands of Taliban captured and arrested by the Afghan government now it's largely empty the Taliban now run this palatial chi a sprawling complex on Kabul's eastern outskirts of to capturing the city the fight is freed all the inmates in that with Taliban fighters now running the facility on an official visit the AP meant a former inmate I'm now a commander who says he was brought to the prison bound and blindfolded I was not making a personal visit with a group of friends for some of the Taliban guards accompanying the A. P. E. it was the first time they entered the abandoned cell blocks they looked with curiosity through the cells still littered with things the last inmates have left behind I'm Charles de Ledesma

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Afghanistan Crisis Puts Blinken in a Rare Position: The Hot Seat

NPR News Now

00:58 sec | 9 months ago

Afghanistan Crisis Puts Blinken in a Rare Position: The Hot Seat

"Afghanistan will be the focus of lawmakers this afternoon. When secretary of state antony blinken testifies members of a house committee lincoln expected to be pressed about the fall of the afghan government and evacuations of americans and afghans before and after the us military's withdrawal impairs. Michelle kellerman says blinking. Testifies to a cynic committee tomorrow senator chris murphy democrat from connecticut is worried that republicans on the foreign relations committee may try to turn the hearing with lincoln into a circus and try to put the blame on joe biden for twenty years worth of mistakes in afghanistan. Let some democrats have questions for the secretary of state about the americans and at risk afghans. Who were left behind in the massive airlift operation that ended last month. The state department has facilitated dozens of departures in recent days of americans and green card holders from the airport in kabul and via overland

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UK Spy Chief Warns Taliban Takeover Could Fuel Terror Plots

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 9 months ago

UK Spy Chief Warns Taliban Takeover Could Fuel Terror Plots

"The head of Britain's domestic intelligence agency warns the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan could fuel teraflops MI five director general Ken McCallum believes the Taliban has hardened and emboldened extremists and could lead to the return the major al-qa'ida style attack plots against the west McCallum adds Britain could face more risk because of the withdrawal rule of NATO troops on the overthrow of the Afghan government in a rare interview with the BBC he says nations must be vigilant both for the increase in spot to resume which has become a trend over the past five to ten years alongside the potential regrowth of al-qa'ida style directed plots Charles Taylor this month London

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The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist

Here & Now

01:45 min | 9 months ago

The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist

"Activists afghanistan are asking world leaders not to recognize the new interim afghan government. There are no women in the taliban cabinet. It even includes an extremist on the fbi's most wanted list a far cry from the inclusive. Moderate leadership mini had wanted for more. On what this all means. We're joined by. Npr's jackie northam in islamabad pakistan. Jackie welcome thank you very much. This new interim government is made up of a lot of the old guard. Tell us who they are. You're right. I mean there are a lot of familiar faces here That have been with the taliban from many many years. The new head of the afghanistan's government interim head is a man named muhammad hassan. A koon and he's considered a hard liner. You absolutely he from kandahar. Which is the birthplace of the taliban and he's held various leadership roles over the years including foreign minister and deputy prime minister when the tel ban ruled afghanistan in the nineties. So he's got experience Updo ghani batard on this is interesting. He heads the talibans political officer. He's going to be the interim deputy prime minister but this was a a surprise. He was really Widely expected to lead the taliban government a couple others You know there's the son of mullah omar who founded the taliban. He's now the in term defense minister and then we have sirajjidin Connie who is basically on a wanted list with the us and the fbi and he has a you know a five million dollar bounty on his head so you know. Those are some of the people that we can expect that. Be running afghanistan on the next short while an maybe once. They finalize the government has well

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Taliban Announces Formation of New Afghan Government

the NewsWorthy

01:15 min | 9 months ago

Taliban Announces Formation of New Afghan Government

"The taliban announced a new government in afghanistan. that's not likely to get a lot of support from western nations. It does not include any women or members from the last afghan government's leadership instead. This new interim government is stacked with taliban veterans who were in charge of the hardline government. Twenty years ago. Several of them are listed by the us and united nations as global terrorists. For example. the key post of interior minister was given to a man. Who's on the fbi's most wanted list. He led a network. That's blamed for many deadly attacks and kidnappings and he's believed is still holding at least one american hostage besides him. Other cabinet members used to be inmates at guantanamo detention camp and at least one of the leaders is said to have ties to the al qaeda terror group that was responsible for the attacks on nine eleven. The taliban says these appointments are temporary but they have not said how long the last who is going to take over next or if there might be elections for now. The taliban is also urging foreign diplomats embassies consulates and humanitarian organisations to come back to afghanistan all western nations left when. Us troops withdrew last month. The us and other countries also froze afghanistan's funding. That's desperately needed as much as eighty percent of the country's budget comes from the international community but global leaders in lenders say they're waiting to see how the taliban will treat the opposition women and minorities before they send money

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Taliban Form All-Male Afghan Government of Old Guard Members

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 9 months ago

Taliban Form All-Male Afghan Government of Old Guard Members

"The Taliban have announced a caretaker cabinet the pays homage to the group's old guard Afghanistan's interim prime minister is mullah Hassan kunde he headed the Taliban government in Kabul during the last years of its rule mullah Abdul Ghani borrowed our will be one of two deputies he left talks with the United States and signed the deal that led to America's final withdrawal from Afghanistan Sirajuddin Haqqani has been named interior minister he's on the FBI's most wanted list with a five million dollar bounty on his head the interim government is all male and drawn mostly from Afghanistan's dominant Pashtun ethnic group the move seems unlikely to win the international support Afghanistan needs to avoid an economic meltdown I'm Ben Thomas

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Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province

Up First

02:30 min | 9 months ago

Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province

"The taliban say they've taken control of a province north of kabul the last holdout of anti-taliban forces in afghanistan. It's the pan valley a resistance group. There denies those claims and that is just some of the news out of afghanistan today at the same time at least four planes were chartered to evacuate hundreds of people from afghanistan but had been unable to take off for days joining us now. Susannah george. She is the afghanistan and pakistan bureau chief for the washington post. She is in kabul susannah. Thanks for being with us this morning. Let's start with that news. Out of the panjshir province This is a storied province long-held stronghold of resistance to the taliban. Just explain what it means that this province has now fallen to to the telephone. Yeah well this is a very significant development and instruct says. You say it's because this was one of the few places. The dotan never managed to control back in the nineteen nineties when the group had control most of the country and so clearing this valley now it really clearly displays how much more of a formative fighting force the taliban is. Today than it was twenty years ago. They have much more training. They've been fighting against one of the most Powerful militaries in the world for the last two decades and they're also much better equipped force and this is largely thanks to desertions and surrender deals with afghan government forces in the lead up to the fall of kabul so now the taliban controls the entirety of the country we are waiting for them to announce the official formation of their government and meanwhile there are still so many afghans who were trying to get out you have been reporting that kabul airport is now open again for domestic travel What does that mean susannah. What does that look like. It's still a bit of a mess couple airport. I'm the only reason that some domestic flights have resumed is because of this temporary radio. Communication has been set up by country engineers between pilots and air traffic controllers. But there's no other navigation system set up at the airport. They all damaged during the chaos of the evacuation which means that all pilots when they're taking off and landing. They need to do it by sight. And this means that any commercial airline who wants to come in and out of kabul airport is just not going to be able to for insurance reasons and because of international aviation guidelines

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Pakistan's powerful intel chief arrives in Kabul

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 9 months ago

Pakistan's powerful intel chief arrives in Kabul

"To Pakistan officials on officially say the nation's powerful intelligence chief who's made a surprise visit to the Afghan capital Kabul it wasn't immediately clear what general far as Hamid had to say to the Taliban leadership but the Pakistani intelligence service has perhaps the greatest outside influence over the Taliban the militant group had its headquarters in Pakistan and will often said to be indirect contact with the powerful inter services intelligence agency although Pakistan routinely denies giving the Taliban military aid the accusation was often made by the Afghan government and Washington I'm Charles Taylor this month

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Who Are the Taliban's Leaders and Its Rank-and-File?

The World: Latest Edition

02:05 min | 9 months ago

Who Are the Taliban's Leaders and Its Rank-and-File?

"The taliban took back control of afghanistan. There's been a lot of waiting wondering and worrying about how they will rule the country but we wanted to go bit more granular and ask who makes up the taliban today. It's not a simple question and we don't expect a simple answer. I'm lead hucker is going to take a stab at it. He's the editor of the afghan. I an independent media outlet and he's based in london. I'm eddie first. Question is about the person who's been named the head of the taliban led afghan government will abdelghani. Dr who is he well. He is from southern upon istana and he essentially cut his teeth in the outgun political battlefield during the soviet invasion and occupation he partook in was called the soviet jihad and obviously after the withdrawal of the soviet forces and the collapse of the puppet communist government we saw a surge in infighting amongst the mujahedeen and in one thousand nine hundred four essentially. What were a group of virginia dean. Commanders leaders and southern onto stone got together and formed a political organization called the taliban and now the taliban means literally students and as a social educational network existed for centuries in the south of the country from which malabo that is from. But this was the first time they became a political organization so malabo brought is essentially for all intents and purposes a co founder of. That's audubon a veteran. I wanna move to the rank and file members of the taliban who are they in terms of background education. Where they're from the rank and file it's difficult to sort of characterize them as a monolith however the way in which we could essentially characterize them as generally rural religiously educated so they are literally can read and they can write and generally very young. So almost you know. In that mid-twenties most of them don't remember the toddler bonds previous government in late nineteen ninety s rather their only real remembered experiences of living off the two thousand guantanamo

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How the US Government Hid the Truth About Afghanistan

The Diane Rehm Show

01:53 min | 9 months ago

How the US Government Hid the Truth About Afghanistan

"America's long as war comes to a close after twenty years. The united states has finally pulled out a bath kenniston but it was not the orderly withdrawal president biden had to hope for that takeover by the taliban the chaos at the airport the isis k. Attack that killed both the afghans and you as servicemembers letting americans in shock matinee asking. How could this happen. Craig quit his hand investigated for the washington post and author of the new book. The afghanistan papers a secret history. The war in he recounts how afghanistan became such a quagmire. And the hell. The american government misled the public about this situation on the ground. Craig join me. Thursday morning craig. The war in afghanistan is now officially over. Many americans were so shocked at what happened. It was in the orderly exit. Everyone expected why was there. Such a disconnect between what we thought was going to happen and what actually happened well. That's a really good question. It may take some time to sort out but in terms of the binding administration. You know the clearly thought that the afghan government would be able to remain in power in kabul for at least a few months and they were expecting that they'd be able to hang on and there'd be a longer transient transition period.

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How Will the Taliban Govern?

The World: Latest Edition

02:06 min | 9 months ago

How Will the Taliban Govern?

"With the taliban now in power in afghanistan it's raising all sorts of questions about how they will govern and whether the country will once again become a safe haven for terrorist groups like isis k. al-qaeda for a look at how these three groups are likely to interact and the new afghanistan. We're joined by ebrahim by his. He's a consultant with the international crisis. Groups asia program where he focuses on afghanistan abraham. Let's start with a question that we all seem to be asking. How different is the taliban. That's taken control afghanistan now from the one that ruled afghanistan from the mid nineties until they were pushed out of power following the nine eleven attacks. Well like most political movements it has learned adapted and changed over the years part of that lesson learning was that some of their restrictive policies in the nineteen ninety s. Turn them into pariahs. Tade where other countries were unwilling to recognize it or provided with any type of aid now. The taliban is very cognizant of the fact that they need international recognition as well as at least investment if not age so what could all this man for how the taliban interact with terror groups operating in afghanistan. Let's start with isis k. The group that took responsibility for the bombings near the airport that killed the us. Servicemembers many afghans. Who are isis kate. What is their goal or isotope us on. Province is the local branch of isis. And the moment they emerged the declared the taliban to be apostates and foreign spies that were working for the pakistan intelligence agency and a brutal war started between the two groups from the get go over the years due to being pressured not only by the taliban but also by the afghan government and the us forces and nato forces that were present in the country. I s k has lost. All belittled territory did control at one point in time but now it's still retains significant numbers of sleeper cells in various urban centers including kabul and able to activate them to take action such as they did in kabul airport last week

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"afghan government" Discussed on LBC Election 2019

LBC Election 2019

05:08 min | 9 months ago

"afghan government" Discussed on LBC Election 2019

"We saw in early years of this conflict. The removal of that left the afghan army without the support. Not even have to say it. Sounds like the contractors to maintain the headquarters even if they wanted to fly them. It's that sort of damage. This is is so awful and yeah. I think it's interesting. What what you just said about doubling down. He does seem to have doubled down and he. I mean looking back to trying to remind myself in all of this of are not in the last. Few years of negotiations have gone on and there have been serious attempts at negotiations with the taliban with afghan government and without the place playing a role as well and the was a peace treaty between the afghan government and another militant group in afghanistan and then in twenty twenty the doha agreement and that agreement from understood which is with the americans on the taliban and there was a problem with all this about the lack of being able to involve the afghan government in all this but that that treaty there was struck setting course sort of schedule for america removing its presence in his troops but it was it was also based on the taliban keeping to their terms of the agreement and since that treaty was agreed what we saw was an escalation of insurgent behavior from the taliban tools era afghan people and a lot of the terms that green. Haven't been a met. So just makes you pause wonder why the. Us didn't say well hang on a minute. You know in good faith. We will keep to all side of the ball game. You haven't so why. Why are we leaving. And i think it has to do with a course of action. He sat upon including. Let's not forget. We're coming up to the twentieth anniversary. Exactly that was where this all stems from. When he announced the all american sheets would be out by the eleventh or september Well this was a few a few months ago. I said at the time he lived to regret that this is political spin is just symbolic and of course the symbolism now september. The eleventh is that the taliban will be back and people think well what was it all for and the duplicity of trying to blame it on. Trump. let's face it we can play donald trump for a lotta things. But he's he's now president if he wanted to amend the terms of that agreement or go back on it it was his shift to do so and so he can't really blame donald trump for that and say as he did in that awful address. We didn't take any questions on tuesday or wednesday..

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"afghan government" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom

KUOW Newsroom

02:06 min | 9 months ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom

"We're hearing from a local woman who's just returned from afghanistan. Her name is marny gustafsen and she spoke to. Kyw's all things considered last night. She directs parsa. A non-governmental organisation that supports girls and boys scouting programs in afghanistan. Gustafsen left kabul this past sunday to return to the seattle area but her deputy director. Tom meam stayed behind. She shared this story of the days leading up to the fall of the afghan government. What are the things that happened. Last week is as to mean was watching this devolution. Of his country in the politics honestly home he went by where they were just these displaced people from the provinces. Who came out of conflict fled to call for safety and he came in the next morning and just broke down and cried with me and then within about an hour and a half. He had gotten all of his scout staff. You pulled his volunteer scout masters together. He'd gone into our warehouse where we had oliver camping equipment and he had about fifty people out washing scout tens and putting together equipment by the next day. He had organized with another group and set up what we are now calling a family village for forty families and started moving in humanitarian supplies. The staff actually reached into their own pockets to pay for the first water. Food hygienic supplies for these families. Extrordinary response in the middle of so much stress. Those are the people i work with and again that was marnie gust of sun the director of pars an aid group based in kabul afghanistan. She let us know yesterday that her colleague to me will be reopening parsa this coming sunday by sending afghan scouts into the streets of kabul to deliver supplies to people in need..

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"afghan government" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

NPR's Story of the Day

02:06 min | 10 months ago

"afghan government" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

"Well the military is. They're flying out afghans who work with the military. But you have to remember this is state department. Lead not pentagon liden military officials. Say we can move people so state farm and tell us who you want us to move. It's been going to slowly as michelle said. There's a lot of paperwork and hoops to jump through. The military is frustrated as our afghans hoping for visas hoping to get out now two thousand or so visa applicants in their families. If already been virginia's fort lee but tens of thousands remain along with family members. So the embassy has shrunk to the small skeleton force at the airport. The military can help to a greater degree but have not been asked by state department. Okay greg i was listening to. Npr's live coverage yesterday. And i heard a couple of people expressed concern that. The us will have absolutely no presence in afghanistan now meaning no intelligence presence and i wonder if that's accurate in terms of the as role. What happens now. Well the cia will say that. They're able to operate anywhere in some cases better in some cases less less good depending on the resources they have and so this is definitely a big blow to the cia and other intelligence agencies. They depended on the us military for security so they could operate around the country for the past twenty years but with the us military reduced to the kabul airport and soon leaving. It seems altogether. They won't be able to operate in the same way. Afghans who were working with the cia now fear for their lives under a taliban regime and would face extreme risks and the us intelligence concern again in. Afghanistan will be that this country will attract extremists from other countries. That will be hard to monitor. And there's a fear that it could return to a situation like the nine hundred ninety s when the us didn't have a presence in al qaeda was able to take root npr's greg mary michelle kellerman and tom. Bowman thank you..

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"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:58 min | 11 months ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Sasha Pfeiffer. US forces and their allies may have largely left Afghanistan, but the country's four decade long war continues. NPR's DEA Hadid reports. This is perhaps the moment when the Afghan conflict entered a new phase in April, when President Biden announced American troops withdrawing there's time to end America's longest war. Since then, the Taliban have overrun about half of Afghanistan. Officially the negotiating peace with the Afghan government. But on the ground, mid level Taliban commander tells us the goal is quite different. He spoke to NPR's producer fossil Manila cast his eye over the phone. He requested anonymity because he doesn't want Afghan forces to identify him control. Operating. These military achievements are so we can rule the country. He goes on to say their strategies to overrun key districts and encircle urban centers to force their surrender. The Taliban also taking control of border crossings to deny the Afghan government revenue from customs duties and to compel neighboring countries to deal with them. One of the Taliban's greatest achievements was to overrun much of northern Afghanistan. Earlier this month, Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwari shed a video of turban fighters strolling through usually conquered Green Valley. They will cry out Long live the Islamic emirate, which is what the Taliban called themselves the pace of, uh, the fall of major districts. Is not only surprising It's quite shocking, shocking because northern areas were once the bastions of resistance to the Taliban, the Taliban commander We spoke to says that's why they targeted these areas to curb any nation Opposition. Taking the North also shows how the Taliban's fighting force has evolved. The North is dominated by ethnic Tajiks and Uzbeks..

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"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"War in Afghanistan with the U. S invaded after 9 11. Nearly 3600. American troops have since died there. And hundreds of thousands of Afghans. But for the preceding 20 years, Afghans had also been at war with the Soviets and then themselves. Now in the capital of Qatar, the first talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents have begun midwifed by the U. S. And with them the first flickers of hope for an end to war. Here's Nick Shifrin. You mean a shame on your G Every war must end And if the Afghan war and soon the beginning of the end will be this conference room on one side, Afghanistan's democratically elected government On the other leaders of the violent insurgency. The Taliban both expressed hope negotiations may have problems, but we hope that the discussions should move forward with patients. My delegation and I have come to DOA to figure out a process closed the gates of war and pain forever. Last weekend's relatively warm words were a good sign for two sides who've been fighting to determine Afghanistan's future for two decades. The fundamental question on the table for negotiation is what is the Afghan state going to look like Laurel Miller is the international crisis group senior director for Asia, she says. Before that core question can be answered. The two sides have to negotiate how they'll negotiate. What the rules of procedure says he will be for process. The next step will be Tio agree on what will be the Afghan government wants that agenda.

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"afghan government" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"With the Afghan government you're listening to ABC news time is seven oh two some nice days lately but we're in for another weather change tomorrow morning Sunday afternoon we're gonna have some increasing clouds with snow showers developing I think that that Monday morning rush could be a little bit tricky because we are expecting anywhere along the front range right now looks to be anywhere from one to four inches Kyle freedom with the National Weather Service says the storm won't stay around long though clearing Monday afternoon with a mild week ahead Denver police have arrested a man on suspicion of first degree murder police arrested forty one year old legacy almond today a man was found stabbed overnight at federal and Iowa he was taken to the hospital and died police have not released any more information a man accused of killing four people in the Denver area more than three decades ago has been extradited to Colorado authorities say Alexander Christopher Ewing is being held at the Arapahoe county jail Ewing suspected in the nineteen eighty four bludgeoning death of Bruce and Debra Bennett of Aurora along with their seven year old daughter Melissa authorities say about a week before that Ewing broke into a lake with home and killed fifty year old Patricia Smith with a hammer as well in August twenty eighteen Ewing's DNA was linked to the four metro Denver killings he reportedly been imprisoned in Nevada since nineteen eighty four for an attack on a Las Vegas area couple Tomaselli KOAA news muddy conditions have forced the closure or partial closure of five popular Jefferson County open space parks the minimum fine for hiking muddy trails in those parks is one hundred fifty dollars for more news listen to the daily dive the big news stories explained not shouted listen to the daily dive each day on the I heart radio app or wherever you get your favorite podcasts I need the stone nine K. away eight fifty AM and ninety four one half them the voice of Colorado that's the vehicle said dollar twenty five it would roll into the left lane blocked this is pretty clear driving driving the posted speed that crash looked earlier northbound I. twenty five between Lincoln Avenue NET four seventy which have the right lane blocked this is been cleared as well.

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"afghan government" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Senior Afghan government officials say starting in less than twelve hours from now the Taliban will observe a seven day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan that means no car bombs to attack on US or Afghan forces if the seven days passed peacefully it will lead to an agreement for peace talks to follow that could lead to the eventual withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan president trump unloading other Democrats in his second of three rallies in three nights in Colorado springs marking their Wednesday night's debate performance many might do well note saying it's not easy doing what I do is it tonight president rallies in Las Vegas on the eve of the the Vetta carcasses Roger stone one of the president's long time associates is sentenced to federal prison yesterday judge Amy Berman Jackson handing down a forty month term the sentence is less than the initial seven ten nine years recommended buy justice department prosecutors a recommendation later withdrawn by the Attorney General stone was convicted last year on seven counts of lying to Congress witness tampering in obstructing the house investigation into Russian election interference boxes joke Jared helper reports the sentence will not go to affect right away stones lawyers have asked for a new trial charging jury bias there's also the chance the president trump could pardon stone but he says he wants the legal process to play out of first Tennessee has put killer Nicholas sought him to death in its electric chair his attorney Stephen feral read a part of Sutton's last statement I hope I.

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"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:31 min | 2 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"As America the Afghan government and the Taliban all scramble for stronger positions in any future peace negotiations violence has intensified making Afghanistan the deadliest conflict on earth right now according to the U. N. with civilian casualties in record numbers caught between the US backed Afghan military and the Taliban on the ground are Taliban escorts are fearful of attracting attention from above they're telling us now that we need to keep moving we can spend too long or and he has two kids these areas are being constantly survey by drones and any kind of gathering of people for any period of time contracts in the next village even more gun battles can be heard in the distance sheer has son came out to speak with us he can barely get the words out last winter he tells us and Afghan special forces team arrived here and came to his house for him was almost the walls with your damn was I told them we are not Taliban don't do this to us a son says the soldiers took his two nephews away one of them a teenage boy started each of us being here after some minutes I heard the sound of bullets fired their father here asked why did you kill my children one of them was so small another neighbor an elderly man was also executed we're told most call tool one American was standing here at the door I saw him myself I don't know if the American shot them or the others did there were a lot of them when the shooting happened at my brother shouted they killed my little children hi son says hello the Taliban control these areas no one from the village as a member of the insurgency and when he went to the local governor to complain he was told the killings were a mistake and nothing could be done the CIA responded to a request for comment by the news hour on alleged abuses stating we neither condone nor would knowingly participate in illegal activities and we continually work with our foreign partners to promote appearance to the law the US government routinely reviews such serious allegations to determine their validity although Human Rights Watch did not provide the CI a time to study the particular allegations in this report without confirming or denying any particular role in government of Afghanistan counterterrorism operations we can say with some confidence that many if not all of the claims levelled against Afghan forces are likely false or exaggerated January to July of this year marked the first time in this long conflict the US and Afghan government forces have killed and injured more civilians than the Taliban according to the U. N. yet because of their brutal tactics the Taliban are still killing and maiming thousands like in the September attack in Kabul when a Taliban member detonated a car bomb killing both an American and a Romanian soldiers and eight Afghan civilians in the street we challenge their commander on this why does the Taliban target areas where civilians are in the neighborhood you know the code in the marsh trying to hit their targets and not harm civilians but it happens there's a clear order from our senior leaders not harm any civilians the people living in these villages have nothing but mud walls between them and the war outside we do still labels like a Taliban supporters or pro government those in Afghanistan's hidden battlegrounds.

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"afghan government" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

03:55 min | 3 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Is refused to negotiate with the Afghan government calling the Afghan government a puppet of the US government meanwhile the Taliban question why the U. S. failed to identify this weekend's ISIS attack in Kabul violence has flared since those peace talks that have resumed course the Taliban trying to get its way but the ISIS another affiliates as well making their voices heard Iranian supertanker hauling one hundred thirty million worth of light crude oil that the U. S. suspects to be tied to a sanctions organization lifted tanker and began moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday and the trail left by GPS data on marine traffic dot com vessel tracking service so that the Iranian flag that ship previously known as grace one was moving shortly before midnight several high profile Senate Democrats have worn the Supreme Court in pointed turns that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices don't take steps to what they call he'll the court in the near future the warning was delivered in a case related to a New York City gun law senator Sheldon Whitehouse Richard Blumenthal another's referenced rulings by the court's majority conservative majority in claiming it's suffering from some sort of a flexion which must be remedied a South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham is accusing Democrats of not getting their way well this is been a dream of the last four decades is to increase the number of judges on the court packed them a liberal judges so they can do the court can do to through the legal system what they can't be through the ballot box the dream of every left this is to have a liberal court enacting laws from the bench the dream of every conservative is to have judges to interpret the law not make the law so when you hear expanding the cord passcode for liberals packing the court over my dead body is not going to happen they want to do away with the electoral college that's still in every rule American to go to hell that would mean that Los Angeles and New York would decide who's the president the electoral college allows rule American have a say about picking the president to their kids Donald Trump of changing our system they're the ones that are turning it upside down because they can't win under the current construct so this idea pack in the cord it's been a dream of the last for ever and we're not gonna let it happen Graham making the comments to fox said the fox business network democratic candidates have signaled an openness to expanding the number of judges on the court should they reach the White House and with both the left and the right declaring victory following a long hike rally that had Portland Oregon on edge it seems that liberal city will continue to be a flash point in an increasingly divided country city officials work mostly relieved that a downtown gathering Saturday more than one thousand a far right protesters an anti for counter demonstrators a wasn't as violent as beard there were thirteen arrests former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by hurricane Katrina has passed away after struggling for years with cancer block died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette she was seventy six years old and Tesla says it will let some customers in states rent solar panels instead of buying at the expense of rooftop to rooftop systems and the offer announced on Twitter by CEO you on Moscow plies in Arizona California Connecticut Massachusetts New Jersey and New Mexico a test I got into the business in twenty sixteen when it bought solar city for two point six billion dollars but installations have plunged in recent quarters they're expensive they're expensive all they're expensive to install and this is you know kind of a compromise here you can rent them from us take us with you wherever you go download the talk stream live free mobile app you can reach out to me on Twitter or Facebook any time I met Matt ray talk use the hashtag A. F. and markets recovered some momentum on Friday we'll take a look at futures in world numbers next right here on America's first news.

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"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:49 min | 3 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"A deal that will allow for the withdrawal of thousands of foreign troops from the country but the Afghan government itself hasn't been directly involved in these talks on the line now from Islamabad and here's the deed is with us idea good morning so the chief US negotiator here is on a whole is odd former US ambassador to Afghanistan he's back in DC to consult on next steps let's start with the Taliban what what what is the telephone saying right now so they're being very optimistic and comments to local media a senior Taliban official said they hope to have a deal done by the end of the Muslim celebration of right at us ha which actually ends today in Afghanistan but there's been a key problem which is that there hasn't been much movement on what's called the intro off gone dialogue okay so expand right sorry if we step back a bit basically the deal as we know it's our fault is that American forces will withdraw in exchange for the Taliban agreeing not to host all Qaeda all other militant groups in Afghanistan but the Americans seem to also won the Taliban to speak to other off cons to negotiate to hammer out an Afghan peace deal and the Taliban have been resistant to that and they specifically don't want to speak to the Afghan government because they say their Stooges of the west so it has been efforts to bring forward representatives of civil society and political leaders to speak to the Taliban and I actually have met before but they have an image with anything concrete so it's unclear how fault that will progress the Taliban say that they can sign a deal they can start speaking to the Afghans once I've already signed a deal with the US and it's quite uncertain whether they'll be any agreement on that but what we do know is that the Americans seem to be quite they really want a deal to happen and perhaps the Taliban feel like they can push back on these for a bit longer but I guess I mean the US negotiator negotiating team isn't saying much but this this idea of separating out the two deals that striking a deal with the Taliban and and not making a contingent on some broader deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban would seem to be problematic I mean if the U. S. the Taliban can come up with something but unless the the internal struggle that the civil war really that's been ongoing in Afghanistan and less that's remedied then then this situation could devolve again could not many Afghans feel of that if foreign forces withdraw without leaving behind a deal between off cons the country might collapse again into violence to understand is a bit more spoke to Patricia Crossman she's with Human Rights Watch and you closely follows the country and she basically says that foreign forces short hop off on security forces at a time when they've been fighting the Taliban enough those foreign forces withdraw all Afghan security forces might not be able to face the challenges the Taliban on their own so there is a question you know can off on national security forces fight the Taliban if there is no deal in a foreign forces withdraw in off on start nor the very pessimistic and Grossman says that one of the big victims of this may well be women I think if we look at the gains made since two thousand one your women's right to been at the forefront of those games they've been hard fought but the women feel now that rightly fear that in any deal or if in fact things don't lead to peace strictly to renewed fighting women's rights will suffer and she says ultimately what many Afghans feel is a return to the nineties that was when Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan and the country collapsed into a bitter war that the wall largely forgot about until nine eleven and here is do you have do you think so much yeah thank you this is NPR news the California report from Los Angeles ahead in a minute area traffic.

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"afghan government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:01 min | 3 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"On voice I'll make a liaison the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, James Risher, merge sounding confident that the administration has the right man on the job. But it's a tough assignment. Everybody in America wants to get the troops home from there and get the situation resolved. We've been there eighteen years now and I don't think there's any question that people want to get there, but to do that there's got to be given take most sides. That's wheels. I didn't talk to reporters after his closed door briefing yesterday. But State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortega's described his diplomacy this way. He's making slow and steady progress on these talks, he no he completed another round recently. And while he is incredibly tough job. I think that he is doing something that is important to the president to the secretary into the American people, Afghan officials say they have little insight into Khalil's on talks with the Taliban in Doha. Here's Afghan embassador Royal Romani speaking to reporters at the embassy last week food EP settlement to be held. It has to include the African people and their elected government the longer, this goes on the more, she worries. It has been already six rounds. We know that embossing affiliate of this trying hard and trying to convince the Taliban to come and hold talks with the Afghan government. But this is time Senator Chris Murphy, says he understands why the Afghans are nervous, but he doesn't see any other way to do this. We're not at the point where we can sit down with everybody around a table. And the US. He says has to think about it. Interest, whether it's just making sure Afghantistan doesn't again. Become a safe haven for terrorists or something. More ambitious may have to make some hard decisions as to whether we want to stick around until there's peace between Alabama Afghan government. That's a high bar and that could be an invitation for twenty. Fifty years of troops. And I think my sense, is that members in that room are struggling with what investors mission should be Senate Foreign Relations committee members were also grief this week by US intelligence officials who were said to be far more skeptical than Khalilzad about winning the peace in Afghanistan. The ranking democrat Bob Menendez put it this way. What we need from the Taliban in order to be able to move forward and become convinced that the national security, the United States is preserved is still deeply in question. And there is a conflict between the intelligence communities views on this question, and Bassett Khalifa's optimism, web in Todd young says there needs to be more open debate and more focus on Afghantistan, adding quote. We can't just delegate these matters to the executive branch Michelle Kellerman NPR. Our news, the State Department. Here's the truth about the news. You don't really know the most important stuff on the first day of a big news story. You may have to follow up and follow up sometimes for years. And in this case decades, more than fifty years ago, educators enrolled children from poor families in preschool program and insulating, Michigan what came to be known as the Perry, preschool project, showed that early childhood interventions have powerful affects for disadvantaged kids. Now there's new work on this project and NPR social science. Correspondent Chuck spoke with Noel K. So what's the new findings while to understand the finding Noah, you have to understand the context of the program was initially started to boost the academic scores of kids, but in a few years data showed it didn't do that. But as research track the kids into adulthood, the found that kids who went through the program had better life outcomes than kids in the control group had more owning 's more stable long-term relationships less trouble with the law, the new. What compares to children of participants who went through the program with the children of participants who are in the control group. Here's James Heckman economist of the university of Chicago and a winner of the Nobel prize. The children of the participants are healthier, earning more. They have a better social emotional skills are more likely to graduate high school, and go onto college less likely to being car, serrated, or even have ever been arrested. So what you see is beneficial effects that go onto the next generation. So you're a kid whose parents, went through this program and got the early intervention. And today, you are more likely to be doing better than the child of someone who didn't get this early intervention. That's right. Noah what then did the early intervention entail? What was what were these kids getting the program provided in no train? It's Tim uniting environment kids, learn things like communication skills, basic arithmetic. And what I call non. Non cognitive skills. How to stay with the task if you don't succeed at first, how to work with us how to cooperate with others. The program wants to send teachers into the homes of the kids, where they worked with the parents to design stimulating activities for the kids, so that the positive environment of the program could be extended into the home. I mean, what's interesting about this is you hear about these interventions and you just assume okay? They work in the moment, if they work at all they work in the moment, it isn't a marketable finding Noel, Heckman and his cO through the new study gun popula say, there's also a relatively simple explanation for the finding the original group at turns out, they're more likely to have stable families in earnings, so they provide their own children with a nurturing environment far richer, than that is for the non treated children. This is a social program that not only benefits the recipient, it goes on and the gift that keeps on giving, if you will now Heckman says that. Expanding high-quality programs Perry will definitely not be cheap. But I think the data shows that the multigenerational return on investment is simply staggering one more thing about this. It's really interesting. You said at the beginning that the original aim of this program was to get these kids grades up and that didn't work. That's exactly right. I mean, the study was started in the nineteen sixties when cognitive skills and ability was seen as the beyond end off a successful life. I think what this study showed that, in many ways, cognitive abilities doing well on a test is actually not what drives your success in life? If these non cognitive skills, conscientiousness grit resilience these things determine whether people are successful in life. NPR social science correspondent, and you can learn more about James Hickman's work on the podcast. He hosts hidden brain. It's morning edition from NPR news, right here on WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. Good morning. It's five twenty nine. We do have delays on the Long Island railroad. Babylon branch also subway laze e a an F subway trains are delayed due to.

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"afghan government" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KGO 810

"Spring Taliban announced their off which means victory a spring offensive or the jihadi operations. That's what they call. It not me. And what they said was every year prior to this the prime target would be the quote, unquote, occupiers or US Amita forces each here. They set their sights on the Afghan government government has been a target, but never has been listed as the prime target and this year, they're they're going after that. And it's signal that even if the Taliban negotiate some kind of green with US, which I maintained you can't. Leave it. You not worth the paper that it's written on even if that happens that the Taliban is never going to negotiate with Afghan government, which views his as to be to be eligible and also late last week, the Taliban just completely trashed the Afghan hike scout dumps right at the high peace council, but what's called a lawyer Jerker. It's it's like a grand council from all walks of life and have ghanistan and they're supposed to get together and come up with a plan for peace and the Taliban set, you know, if isn't happening this is not legitimate. And it's it basically told I have not to attend that is failed threat right there because it made they they're saying they may attack or again, it's they're not explicitly saying that, but they've done things like that the path so the crucial part if he wants it up ghanistan is the Taliban and the Afghan government Koshi eight and the Taliban keeps attempting to sabotage that they keep saying there, signaling every single time that the acting government legitimate. And this process is not going to work, and we just have. We have less than thirty seconds. So what is fresh years that the Taliban is directing its. Has named the target the Afghan government military police that's fresh that yet. So that that needed the.

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"afghan government" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

03:33 min | 3 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on Worldly

"The US warrant Afghanistan has been going on for seventeen long years for most of it. It looks like there is no ended site, but this time around there's been a breakthrough negotiations. And it's seems like a peace deal could really happen. That's we're gonna talk about this week on worldly, part of the vox media podcast network. I'm Zack Beecham here with Alex ward. Jen millions is out this week. So it's just gonna be the two of us chattering back and forth. We're going to do our best without Jen. So Alex this deal, right? This is the brain child in part of the US negotiator longtime diplomat and the region calls all Khalilzad what happened. So they came up with a framework. Let's be clear it's on agreement is just kind of brought outlines of we could do this. And what this is is the Taliban would agree not to allow any terrorist groups to operate inside of Afghanistan. Al Qaeda's out is out, and they would also greet to a ceasefire with the Afghan government. That would allow the US then to agree to start withdrawing troops from the country. Something the Taliban is wanted a long time. And of course, even a lot of Americans after watching the war rage on for seventeen plus years now. So this is a framework for US withdrawal. Right. It's not like ending the whole war. It's just these are the conditions under which the US will stop fighting, the Taliban. Exactly, right. And another one that is important in the US will definitely fight for is making sure that the Taliban actually agrees to talks with the Afghan government, something the Taliban is refused to do for the main point of they think that the government is a stooge of the US effectively a puppet. And I don't agree with that argument that you can sort of see why that's just because the US military has been supporting the Afghan government for decades. Now. Right. I mean, the argument here is that the US government is the principal military patron, the Afghan government. And so they wouldn't really want to fight a war without the US being there on their side know, exactly, right. The framework that I heard made perfect sense to meet right? Like, this is very clearly what both sides have been wanting for a while. It seems like they've at least come to the table. They've agreed. Yes. If we come to a final deal, it will look along these lines. So that seems like progress seems like is the operative word here because negotiations to end the conflict that have been going on for a long time. If not worked right there, some real roadblocks that make it difficult to turn this agreed framework into an actual peace deal. Yes. There are three main roadblocks should talk about the first one is women's rights. There's a major concern of the US left Afghanistan. The Taliban would effectively take over the country and revert to the brutal rule that installed before we invaded after nine eleven, and there's a example, you may be very familiar with which is the case of all the use of size recall that she was shot in the head by the Taliban by virtue of being a young girl who's going to school, right? She's now, of course, a major figure speaking out for women's rights and have ghanistan and around the world. But like that was commonplace sadly in the country. So of course, concerned that if there's no real major military. Gary support for the Afghan government to fight back on the Taliban. The Taliban was run roughshod around the country and revert to that style. Right. It's hard to overstate how terrible Afghanistan under the Taliban. Whoa. Right. In terms of its repression of women women weren't allowed to leave the home on their own volition. They weren't allowed to occupy any major position in society. Forced veiling was common. Right. Like, it is about as bad a system of government as one could imagine. So it makes a lot of sense that the US would condition any withdrawal on the Taliban agreeing not to do that again..

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"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:30 min | 3 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"But the word stalemate stands out. Meantime, Afghanistan's government is not at the table as the US tries to talk peace with the Taliban. That is a big mistake says Ryan Crocker, he's a former US ambassador to Afghanistan. I think we are on very treacherous ground right now, we should not have another meeting with the Taliban unless or until the Afghan government is going to be part of the talks if we continue with the Taliban only. We will be effectively surrendering the country to the Taliban. It will just be a question of time. So why do you think the United States agree to these ground? Rules for peace talks without the Afghan government for years that has been the terms of the Taliban ready to talk to us anytime, but never with the Afghan government, which they see as illegitimate. So we caved we conceded to their primary condition, and I can only assume that this administration wants to get out at any cost. This is also accompanied by the president's statement that he wants to cut the remaining force in half. So it looks to me like this administration has said we're done. Let's dress it up as best we can in terms of an agreement, but we're leaving that is very dangerous. So the US envoy Ezell may Khalilzad. I mean, he's no slouch when it comes to this part of the world what kind of mission has he been sent on. What are his marching orders? I fear that he has been sent on a mission impossible. You're right. You know, no one knows this area better than him. Certainly. He didn't make this up on his own. So I have to assume that by sitting down with the Taliban without the government of Afghanistan. Those are his instructions get the best deal. You can any way we can because we're leaving which is not a great position to be in. I mean, you're dealing from a position of weakness not strength while Martha. That's exactly the point. It's what we saw with the Paris peace talks with Vietnam and simply brings back those with Vietnam springs back those memories for those of us old enough to remember, what is the analogy with the Vietnam peace talks. I was in one thousand seventy three we surrender. We're going home. What we want is a decent interval. So that everybody can change the channel. And when the ultimate defeat of South Vietnam takes place, it'll be a couple of years out and won't look so blatantly like the surrender. We are in fact talking about and that's what we got and the the images of helicopters lifting off from the roof of the American embassy. So here we're facing another long war this one in Afghanistan. I don't know anyone who wants the war to continue. So what is the alternative? Let's remember we're down to about fourteen thousand troopers in Afghanistan when I left in two thousand twelve we had well over one hundred thousand with those fourteen. Two thousand and our NATO allies who also have significant troops on the ground. The Afghan government is rocking along they control. All provincial capitals. Say control most of the main roads, they are not about to themselves surrender. But if we do they're not going to have much of a choice. So for the commitment of fourteen thousand troops in advisory roles almost exclusively the situation is manageable. That is not a bad investment in my view ambassador. We've been having this whole discussion with the assumption that the Taliban would take over will take over for the US troops pull out. Why are you so certain about that with us pulling out we are sending the signal that we can't win were done. We basically lost that will give a huge shot in the arm to the Taliban and correspondingly it it is going to dramatically weaken both the abilities and the result. All of the Afghan government itself. Significance of the American role cannot be overstated. Ryan Crocker, the former US ambassador to Afghanistan. Thanks very much for your time. Really? Appreciate it. Thank you. The father of mindfulness prepares for the next life that story just ahead here on the world.

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"afghan government" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

04:31 min | 3 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on PRI's The World

"I would say that that trust is no longer there. So with the talk of new Kim Trump summit as soon as next month. Maybe in Vietnam, what do you expect to come out of the summit, and what needs to come out of it this? I'm cautiously optimistic for several reasons Kim Jong UN wants breakthrough. He needs the summit to be success. Trump needs victory outta here. So he can't replay the vague declarations of the Singapore summit is got to be more substantive Josephine's the only president of the ploughshares fund. Thank you very much. Thank you for having me the Intel chief yesterday were briefing the Senate on their annual worldwide threat assessment, that's a document that maps out the big security threats around the globe on Afghantistan a short summary. But the word stalemate stands out. Meantime, Afghanistan's government. It is not at the table. As US tries to talk peace with the Taliban. That is a big mistake says Ryan Crocker, he's a former US ambassador to Afghantistan. I think we are on very treacherous ground right now, we should not have another meeting with the Taliban unless or until the Afghan government is going to be part of the talks if we continue with the Taliban only, we will be affectively surrendering the country to the Taliban. It will just be a question of time. So why do you think the United States agreed to these ground rules for peace talks without the Afghan government for years that has been the terms of the Taliban ready to talk to us anytime, but never with the Afghan government, which they see as illegitimate. So we caved we conceded to their primary condition, and I can only assume that this administration wants to get out at any cost. This is also a company by the president's statement that he wants. To cut the remaining force in half. So it looks to me like this administration said we're done. Let's dress it up as best. We Cam in terms of an agreement, but we're leaving that is very dangerous. So the US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. I mean, he's no slouch when it comes to this part of the world. What kind of mission has been sent on? What are his marching orders? I fear that he has been sent on a mission impossible. You're right. You know, no one knows as area better than him. Certainly. He didn't make this up on his own. So I have to assume that by sitting down with the Taliban with out the government of Afghantistan. Those are his instructions get the best deal. You can any way we can because we're leaving which is not a great position to be in dealing from position of weakness. Not strength while Markelle. That's exactly the point again is it's what we saw with. The Paris peace talks with the end simply brings back those with the at Phnom springs. Back those memories for those. Of us old enough to remember, what is the analogy with the Vietnam peace talks? I was in nineteen Seventy-three, we surrender were going home. What we want is a decent interval. So that everybody can change the channel. And when the ultimate defeat of South Vietnam takes place, it'll be a couple of years out and won't look so blatantly like the surrender. We are in fact talking about and that's what we got and the the images of helicopters lifting off from the roof of the American embassy. So here we're facing another long war. This one Afghan San I don't know anyone who wants the war to continue. So what is the alternative? Let's remember we're down to about fourteen thousand troopers in Afghanistan when I left in two thousand twelve we had well over one hundred thousand with those fourteen thousand and our NATO allies who also have significant troops on the ground. The Afghan government is rocking along. They. They control all provincial capitals. They control. Most of the main roads is they are not about to themselves to render. But if we do they're not going to have much of a choice. So for the commitment of fourteen thousand troops in advisory roles almost exclusively the situation is manageable. That is not a bad investment in my view ambassador. We've been having this whole discussion with the assumption that the Taliban would take over. We'll take over the US troops pull out. Why are you so certain about that with us pulling out we are sending a signal that we can't win were done..

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"afghan government" Discussed on Pod Save the World

Pod Save the World

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on Pod Save the World

"Hopefully, the speaker of the house will continue to find ways to do that. I mean, she's doing it. So far in the North Korea wants, a really important example because you know, most Americans don't know that much about north, right? Yeah. Right. And I don't say that to be condescending at all like who's able to keep up with Korea the intricacies north green program. So you know, when Trump goes out and says he's dealt with the threat and everybody just saw a picture of him smiling and shaking hands North Korea leader, they may feel a lot of people think. Okay. I don't have to worry about that anymore. And the reality is that they haven't you know, as we've discussed you haven't given up their nuclear weapons at all not at all. I did not wanna talk about ghanistan this week. But there's potentially huge news. I think we have to cover according to Zalmay Khalilzad who is the US negotiator with the Taliban. The US in the Taliban of agreed in principle to deal with the Taliban would guarantee Afghan territory is never used by terrorist organizations, which in turn could lead to a full pull of US troops. Which could then lead to additional concessions like a ceasefire from the Taliban and agreeing to negotiate directly with the Afghan government that is the Taliban greening with the Afghan government, which they previously refused to do. Obviously, these are delicate talks things fall apart all the time, but it will be huge step forward in. And when you really sit back and think about it. I mean, our national security interests in Afghanistan is preventing a Qaeda from plotting another nine eleven so the letter of this deal would specifically prevent that. I I don't know how you would enforce this promise to not let foreign terrorist organizations come into the country, not like they control every swath of territory. So they need to figure that out. But I think we should also be honest that this outcome would be horrific for a lot of people who had lived in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, especially women. So I guess just the question is this the best deal that's ever going to be on the table. As Trump announces. We're going from forty thousand seven thousand troops. Yes. And I think it is a deeply unsatisfying and limited deal. But the best one that you're going to get. I mean, look, I think we should be out of Afghanistan already. And I say that not just Tom on Trump's policies..

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"afghan government" Discussed on KCRW

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06:22 min | 3 years ago

"afghan government" Discussed on KCRW

"And you're with the world, thanks for being with us. This Monday a peace plan for Afghanistan. If true that's a welcome headline after seventeen years of war, though. There is reason to be skeptical. A peace plan is what the US special envoy for Afghanistan is talking about right now. Zalmay Khalilzad have been negotiating with the Taliban for months today. He said, the Trump administration and Taliban leaders have agreed on a framework for peace. Meanwhile, Ashraf Ghani president of the US backed Afghan government is not ready to celebrate yet. What? I'll Degen the Taliban has to choice as president Ghani said earlier today in a televised address either. They sit down for talks with the Afghan government or continue working for Afghanistan's enemies, the world syringe afar has been following the story and his with me laid out for Aaron what has been agreed to. And what is yet to be worked out these latest rounds of talk Michael has been taking place in Qatar the Persian Gulf country. That's because the Taliban has a political office in Doha and the US on the Taliban spent six days hashing out this framework that has on my father's odd is now talking about and something that the Taliban seems to have agreed on demand from the US that the Taliban would not allow extremists groups to use Afghanistan the territory to launch attacks against the US in the future. Right. And this was the strong belief back in two thousand one that Osama bin Laden had been given access to the mountains of Afghanistan. Dan to plan attacks against the US, including the nine eleven attack. But how can the Taliban guarantee that they can keep extremists from using Afghanistan is staging base, right? And that's one of the key issues. And there are so many details that still need to be worked out. So I run down the list of things that were discussed at this meeting in Doha Taliban. Sources have said that there was an agreement that foreign troops believe Afghanistan within eighteen months. I haven't seen that confirmed from the US side. So I'm not sure about that. Then there was the point of what role the Taliban will play in Afghanistan after the US leaves. Then there's the question of prisoner exchange. The Taliban would release some prisoners in exchange for US doing the same thing. And that was also debated. Yeah. I mean, those are some really complex questions and that last one any idea who those prisoners might be exchanged for we don't know for sure. But there were two men one American. And one Austrailian who were abducted in Kabul in two thousand sixteen and the employees of the American University of Afghanistan, so they could be released in exchange for Taliban prisoners. So we've been talking about what the Taliban in the US have been negotiating. But so far, no mention the Afghan government. Why not? Yeah. So and that's really crucial point, Michael. So the Taliban's position has always been that it will not negotiate with the Afghan government. It says Afghan government was put in place by the Americans and other foreign powers, and so it's not a legitimate government. And that's why they were not present at these talks, and frankly, the Afghans feel sidelined the US special envoys all my holidays was back in Kabul this weekend to brief Ashraf Ghani, the president about what was discussed in gutter and today in his speech Ashraf Ghani said that you know, we do want peace, but it has to be done in a thoughtful bay. What exactly are the Afghans worried about? Okay. So when the Taliban was in power in the nineteen nineties it plays some of the harshest most oppressive rules on women. It also has killed thousands and thousands of Afghans. You know, the the basically has blood on its hands. And so just imagine all of the sudden the US is telling Afghans that we are going to make peace with the Taliban. And by the way, we are just gonna leave in a short amount of time. I mean that doesn't make Afghans feel very confidence. Yeah. And so you get reactions like the one I got for Mary Akram issues, the prominent women's rights activist. This is this is not acceptable. That's. One woman from wanna son. I was witnessed of all unreal. Constantly the hand that we give them an award the taller one that you're coming. Want peace with us must go to him. That is problem. Wow. Mary akrami. There's sounds really unhappy about all this. Yeah. She doesn't see things really working out in favor of Afghans and specially Afghan women so overall there are a lot of concerns among Afghans about these talks are leading and just to be clear. The Afghans want peace to they have too many family members, friends neighbors, they want peace too. But they say they don't want this to be rushed. And they don't want their country to be thrown into chaos after the US leaves a framework for peace in Afghanistan. But with lots of caveats world and Jafari thank you. You're welcome Marco recovering from war is a generational struggle anywhere. Certainly the story for so many families from Syria. Waffle Moustapha is a twenty eight year old from Syria. Her father is missing the war force WAFA to leave her home country. She's now in Berlin. But she still wants to know what happened to her. Other Berlin-based reporter Holly young has spent time with WAFA in the German capital. And she and I spoke about WAFA story. I I met WAFA at one of the rallies over group called families for freedom. They are a group of families who are related to people who have been forcibly disappeared in Syria and are campaigning for this to be recognized. And this is a cause that is personal for WAFA describe the scene at one of these rallies. Protests in Berlin that WAFA stages with other Syrian refugees. So this group takes part in lots of different types of rallies, and one of these I met WAFA was at the Brandenburg Gate and very busy touristy spot in the center of Berlin, family members of the disappeared were kind of standing around in a circle and each of them holding a framed picture of.

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