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Democratic anger rises over Trump obstacles to Biden transition

NBC Nightly News

02:38 min | 7 months ago

Democratic anger rises over Trump obstacles to Biden transition

"With sixty four days left his presidency. Donald trump's refusal to coordinate with the incoming biden administration is taking on new and serious national security implications tonight. Nbc news confirming the president alarming zone advisers has sought out military strike options against iran. Even he instructs the pentagon to start bringing troops home from iraq and afghanistan while president elect biden who could face the consequences of the decisions remain out of critical intelligence andrea. Mitchell has late details. President trump only weeks before he leaves office pushing for dramatic actions in iran iraq and afghanistan that could hamstring his successor's foreign policy before even letting the president-elect have intelligence briefings tonight nbc news confirming the president asked his national security cabinet about striking iran after un inspectors reported. Tehran was again stockpiling uranium. That could be used for nuclear weapons. According to two senior officials as first reported by the new york times but with iran's vast military power vice president pence joint chiefs chairman. Millie and even secretary of state pompeo and iran hard liner warning. It could quickly escalate into a wider war in his final days in office experts. Also alarmed where could they hit back. At american military forces in iraq at american naval and air assets in the in the gulf they try to kidnap or kill american citizens anywhere in the world. They've done that in the past military experts calling the president's suggestion reckless during a transition. It's highly irresponsible. For a sitting president in the waning days of an administration to take such dramatic steps and actions and the president also taking potentially irreversible steps by pushing the pentagon to withdraw thousands of troops from afghanistan after the fence secretary. Mark espera last week for objecting. The acting defense secretary announcing a rapid troop drawdown from both iraq and afghanistan by january fifteenth. Twenty twenty one our forces there size and afghantistan will be two thousand. Five hundred troops are four size in iraq will also be two thousand five hundred already tonight in baghdad iranian backed militias fired rockets near the green zone killing a child and wounded five civilians. The president's refusal to consulted successor on national security is unprecedented in modern times. Alarming experts at home and allies abroad.

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White House says Trump was not briefed on Russian bounty intelligence

Up First

03:48 min | 1 year ago

White House says Trump was not briefed on Russian bounty intelligence

"Okay, so, what did President Trump? No, and what should he have known about allegations that? Russia offered bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan House. Democrats are going to the White House to ask today the New York. Times first reported on the bounties. The Times said intelligence about the Russian offers. A payment made it into president trump's daily brief months ago now the presidential daily brief is. Is almost like a classified newspaper for one very important reader NPR another reported over the years that this president does not usually read it. Despite various news reports about when the president was told, the White House said the information did not reach him NPR congressional reporter cloudy Gra has been following this one. Hey, Claudia, hi, there! What's going to happen at today's meeting at the White House? This will be led by House majority leader. Steny hoyer the white. House says they requested this meeting with Democrats and Democrats. Interns say they have a lot of questions related to these intelligence reports the group joining Hoyer at this meeting includes the chairs and members of several congressional committees with jurisdiction over this matter that includes House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. He's raised a series of concerns including if the president. President wasn't briefed to. Was it a result of his relationship with Russian president. Vladimir Putin. I spoke to him yesterday about this. Let's take a listen watch. Concern that there's a unwillingness to confront the president with the evidence of Russia's Melania activity because he doesn't here. And this was a running theme. When it came to most Democrats, I spoke to yesterday. who were headed to the White House today. The White House briefed some congressional Republicans yesterday. Why was there meeting the Republican meeting a day earlier and what happened in that meeting? You know it's unclear why it was organized. This way in terms of just Republicans going in yesterday. However, they quickly followed that meeting. Saying Democrats are invited to. They're just coming tomorrow. Of the Republicans, who did go? They echoed the White House's narrative that the intelligence community is conflicted on what actually happened and they didn't think necessarily the trump should have been briefed, but they also expressed concerns. If the reports turn out to be true, I spoke to representative Adam. King's Inger of Illinois. He's a combat veteran. Let's take a listen. I think as we get more answers Then we'll know what the response needs to be, but I don't think built up to any kind of internal scandal, but it is definitely concerned by way of you know what role. Role is Russia Planning Afghantistan NPR also spoke with Michael McCall another house. Republican, who attended yesterday's meeting? He's the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and he said these allegations are very serious, and if true, he thinks the US needs to take swift and severe action against Putin and his mercenaries, another Senate member Senator Ben Sasse, said he's been hearing from military families this weekend. They're livid and right to be livid. They're looking for people in the city to be looking out for their kids safety because quote, they're on the frontlines of freedom fighting for us. Are there people who have been left out of today's briefing that surprise you that you would expect to have been invited most definitely. This includes members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. This includes congressional leaders among them House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She's called for the full House to be briefed and she and Hoyer say these briefings at the White House fall short of what's demanded here. They want the director of National Intelligence, the CIA to personally brief all house. Members at the Capitol and the story continues to evolve for example last night. The DNA and C. Director said they'll to investigate, and they'll brief the president and congressional members at the appropriate

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Parcast Classic: Haji Bagcho

Kingpins

13:19 min | 1 year ago

Parcast Classic: Haji Bagcho

"To the graphic nature of this king pins crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. Haji bug show hated helicopters. They flew overhead constantly a never ending reminder of the American invaders. He couldn't even enjoy a cup of tea without it being interrupted by their buzzing he wondered where the choppers were going. This time the. Us military had been daily nuisance in Afghanistan for a decade but lately the foreigners had started targeting bogged chose heroin labs in the mountains. They were blowing them up one by one destroying his equipment and terrorizing his workers. It was costing him a fortune. The noise of the chopper blades was deafening and only kept getting louder. That's when Bob Show realized the helicopters weren't passing by. They were coming for him. I'm Howell argued and I'm Kate Leonard and this is kingpins every week. We journey inside the ranks of Organized Crime Rings From Street gangs to mafiosos to understand how a kingpin or Queen Pin Rises to the top of the underworld and why they fall as we follow the lives of infamous crime bosses will explore how money and power changed them and how it changed the community around them. This episode is about Haji bogged show who ran one of the most prolific drug trafficking rings in the world from the nineteen nineties. Two thousand nine at par cast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at Parkas network? And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help us. On June twelfth. Two Thousand Twelve seventy year old. Haji bug show stood before a judge in Washington DC. He was a long way from his home in Afghanistan and he might never be going back. Bob Show had just been convicted for drug distribution and narcoterrorism. His lawyers had advised him not to testify at the trial. They didn't want him to incriminate himself but at his sentencing hearing bogged show refused to stay silent. He ranted about the witnesses who had been called to testify against him. They were liars and criminals. According to Bob Show. He called himself an honorable man. A simple merchant like his father and his grandfather before him Cho- may have thought of himself as a merchant but it would be hard to describe his lifestyle as simple by his own admission bog. Joe Owned Property in both Afghanistan and Pakistan more than one person described his home in Afghanistan as a castle with a column lined. Main residence a guesthouse. Electricity and running water luxurious accommodations. Compared to his neighbors most people in bog chose. Providence earned a living by farming raising livestock or trading in lumber bog chose spent his days pudding together. Heroin deals in two thousand six his operation produced and sold over one hundred and twenty thousand kilograms of heroin about twenty percent of the world's total heroin supply that year in a single year bogged show earned two hundred and fifty million dollars making him one of the world's richest people and one of the world's poorest countries. The question is how did he get there? It's a difficult question to answer. Thanks to Afghanistan's chaotic past. Most of bog chose life is a complete mystery until the nineteen nineties when his international heroin operation seemed to emerge from the dust fully formed. But a little bit of history can help us fill in the blanks. Joe was born in nineteen forty two in the Non Gerhard province of eastern Afghanistan later in life bog show earned the title. Haji which is an honorific given to Muslims who have completed the pilgrimage to Mecca when bog show was growing up. Afghanistan was locked in a struggle between urban elites who wanted to modernize the country and rural tribal groups who preferred to keep their traditional ways of life in Nangahar bog. Cho- lived among a fiercely independent tribal community that resisted any intrusion. Bog Show called his people frontier. People the Western press had called the area ungovernable comparing it to the wild west militant groups from al-Qaeda to the Taliban to Aycell have all found refuge. Nangahar is remote mountains and complex cave systems in nineteen forty-five when bog show was just three years. Old Afghantistan banned opium production. As part of the government's modernization efforts after World War. Two new diplomatic relationships were forming around the globe and Afghanistan. DidN'T WANT TO BE LEFT BEHIND. The ban would show the world that Afghanistan was willing to comply with Western norms including drug control regulations but harvesting poppies was a part of daily life. In rural Afghanistan. Peasants made cooking oil from poppy seeds. They burn the flower. Stocks is firewood. They made soap from the Ash and the harvested opium from the flowers for us as a medicine. Banning opium was seen as a tone deaf insult to their traditions. The law was largely ignored as long as the government could point to the opium Ban as a talking point. They didn't bother actually enforcing it. Neighboring countries like Pakistan India and Iran all pass stricter opium bands over the next few decades and they took their regulations seriously as a result opium smuggling out of Afghanistan skyrocketed in the nineteen sixties. By the time bog Joe was in his early twenties. In the mid sixties drug trafficking rings had sprung up all along the border smuggling was so pervasive. It was hardly seen as illegal or immoral years later. After bogged Joe was arrested. His younger brother admitted he was a smuggler. That's true everyone in our area is Boncho came from a relatively well off family. He inherited property from his father. Who was a wooden merchant and used it to start several businesses gas stations. An electronics store an auto import company. But at some point he turned his focus to drug smuggling perhaps he saw it as a business opportunity to lucrative to pass up. He was right about that. It was a lucrative industry and completely resistant to political turmoil. Things didn't slow down at all when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in nineteen seventy nine. The Soviet invasion was meant to reinforce Afghanistan's new communist government which had won control in a coup the previous year Afghan rebel fighters who call themselves the mujahideen violently resisted the new communist government and the Soviet Army. The war devastated the country. Soviet troops targeted rural farmers burning fields and destroying irrigation canals but poppies were durable crop. They kept flourishing even in the midst of war so thousands of farmers switch their crop of choice to poppy flowers. Opium production increased exponentially and drug traffickers. Had A rebel army ready and willing to protect them Mujahideen. Commanders forged an alliance with drug traffickers including Haji bog show the invested money and resources into smuggling operations and in return smugglers gave the mujahedeen cut of their profits which they used to fund their fight against the Communists then Mujuhedeen funding source to the United States. Government almost immediately after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. The C. I. A. began secretly arming and financing the rebel forces in their fight against communism the US was willing to ignore the fact that some of those funds and guns were making their way to drug traders. The increasing flow of drugs was actually a bonus hero and started falling into the hands of the Soviet troops. Soon enough the Soviets were busy shooting up. Instead of spreading the red menace of communism a decade after their invasion the Soviets decided the war was too costly to maintain. They finally withdrew from Afghanistan in nineteen eighty nine but by then an entire drug industry had blossomed from the burnt fields. Relationships had been made trafficking routes had been established and huge opium bazaars had sprung up throughout the country in the early nineteen eighties. One of these opium markets opened in Gani Kill about twenty miles from the city of Jalalabad. It's sprawled across several blocks like a giant flea market with over five hundred dusty shops and booze but instead of selling antiques and goods merchants here sold opium. Throngs of people pushed their way through the bazaar every day among them was Haji bogged show by the end of the Soviet war in nineteen eighty nine bog. Show was nearly fifty years old. And one of Afghanistan's richest drug smugglers. Although he wasn't yet making the nine figure deals he would later be known for some of Bug chose contemporaries were notorious for their decadent lifestyles infamous Afghan kingpin. Haji Khan was known for his extravagant alcohol. Fueled parties a big taboo in a traditionally Muslim country. But bonk showed didn't have that reputation. He was a family man. He had six brothers two wives and sixteen children. He ran his drug operation like any other family. Business is brother. Bandeau oversaw drug labs where chemist manufactured heroin from opium paste. Bog chose son. Soochow Goule handled the money and recordkeeping bogged show employed about two hundred fifty workers. Even if they weren't blood related bog show wanted them all to feel like they were part of the family. He kept them close. Both emotionally and physically. Most of his servants lived full time on his family's compound bog. Joe Even built a house right next to his own for his top chemist farm on Shah bog chose favorite servant. Cari later said I was not his real son but when it came to food clothes and other things I was treated the same. As his son's bag show was a hands on manager he visited bazaars personally to ensure the opium he purchased was top quality. He then sent the opium to his drug labs which were nestled high in the mountains of Nangarhar thousands of feet above ground level once the chemist extracted heroin from the opium. The drugs were brought to bog chose compound where bog show directed his workers to wrap it in. Plastic stamped with bog chose signature seal to his clients. That seal meant that they were getting the best. Most of the heroin was loaded into trucks and smuggled into Pakistan bog show regularly met with Afghan police and Border Patrol officials for a price. He could make sure that none of his couriers ever ran into any trouble as they moved. Caravans of heroin across Afghanistan's route a one for smaller orders. Bod Show had an even more careful strategy. The couriers wouldn't eat for days. Before their task. Their work required empty stomachs. The heroine was put into capsules and when the time came they swallowed them washing them down with glasses of milk in the early nineteen nineties by. Chou built a second home base in Pakistan. He had dual citizenship which wasn't uncommon. The line between the countries was seen as arbitrary among the tribal communities who traded freely and spoke a common language this second home by Joe and his family a place to escape the new wave of violence and disorder. That was already sweeping across Afghanistan.

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Where is the Afghan peace process headed?

Left, Right & Center

10:21 min | 1 year ago

Where is the Afghan peace process headed?

"Was is a big week for foreign policy news the president announced last weekend that there was a secret plan for a summit with Taliban leaders at Camp David but he was cancelling the secret summit because of Taliban bomb attack in in Kabul eighteen years after we invaded Afghanistan the country remains riven by fighting between a us-backed government and a revived Taliban control swath of the country the trump administration has been trying to reach a deal with the Taliban would allow us to withdraw troops. The president surely saw this potential summit is a great way to look like a peacemaker but according to news reports the Taliban was unwilling to come to Camp David without first receiving concessions to discuss that and also developments related to Iran were joined by jared blank. He's a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and and when he was at the State Department Jarrett worked on the Iran nuclear agreement before that he was the acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan focusing on Afghan security elections and peace hi jared. Thank you for joining us thank you so this was also a big issue at Thursday's democratic debate. We've been in Afghanistan for so long is their way to withdraw our troops. While ensuring that Afghanistan does not become become a haven for international terrorist organizations like it was before nine eleven. I think that there is certainly a better policy to pursue in Afghanistan any policy that is going to have risks associated does he hid inside. Get a little hesitant about the word insure but the idea that the United States needs to have fifteen thousand or eight thousand or frankly one thousand troops in Afghanistan in order to pursue what are fairly limited counterterrorism objectives. I think just doesn't hold water so what what do we look for in these as negotiations with the Taliban which had been going on obviously not at Camp David for a substantial period before trump was trying to have this high profile meeting. What are we looking for? Is there a productive conversation station for us to have their that would allow us to do what you describe and reduce that footprint so I think there's absolutely a productive conversation and I think in fact productive conversation was underway with the US a special envoy investors all my house odd until president trump decided to make a drama out of it last weekend the conversation sort of breaks breaks into two levels. They're they're multiple wars being fought enough Ghanistan. One of them is approaching twenty years old. It's war between the United States and the Taliban the second is forty years. It's a civil war between Afghan factions. What investor House has managed to do have bandaged do with to lay out a framework to resolve the core security purity issues of the war between the United States and the Taliban so they get what they want which is a timeline for withdrawal? We get what we want which is a commitment that they ah will police the territory they control against internationally focused terrorist groups and also commitment to start negotiations with the government of Afghan the sand and others to try to end that long civil war which is important to us for a variety of reasons. That's not exactly the sequence that we'd worked on the Obama Administration. It's not the ideal sequence but the concessions that the United States made to get to that sequence are perfectly sensible and are reasonable way to approach a bringing this thing to an end rich. What do you make of that well? I just a very skeptical this I understand the exhaustion and frustration with the the Afghan war but I think the promising to you with Taliban as soon as you get zero those commitments they've made MIS importantly to police their territory against terrorists completely. Go out the window there. There's no the way they're going to comply with that. A why would they and sort of the the clever a case for this deal within the administration among hawks kind of want to tiptoe around trump more than did national security adviser John Bolton did was to say give give trump is his deal and they'll be this annex to the deal that has always conditions and the Taliban has has to meet that they won't meet and that'll allow us to do an offramp before we get to zero and end up at eighty six hundred but the very fact of the the deal affects the situation on the ground and if everyone really thinks we're going to zero. That's a that's a huge benefit to the Taliban. I think we just go to the the monopoly effective troop level. A lot of people think it's eighty six hundred. I'm not an expert in this area and stick there because I don't think there's a good way to WHO police Afghanistan against international terrorists without having some presence there and there are Ansari Benefits of having a presence there which is that you can so you have an eye into Pakistan and you can raid Pakistan as necessarily which is why we got bin Laden. We wouldn't have gotten bin Laden. If we weren't Afghantistan journey. What are you? What do you say to that? How do you enforce the terms of this agreement? If we have taken most all of our footprint out of the country well I think I would make two points. The first is to respond to what which is described is kind out of the clever case that will will lay out this troop drawdown time line but whether or not we ever completed depend on conditions on the ground and what I would say that is of course that's the case and of course the Taliban everyone else news that's the case the United States has announced repeated withdrawal timelines and we haven't followed them through so US leverage just pure military leverage before you get into other forms of leverage remains until the very end us gets decision points all along the way away in terms of the broader case of can you eventually imagine going zero again. I think the answer there is clearly. Yes and you do it in one of two ways either either you do it because there's been a peace settlement amongst Afghans which is obviously the most desirable outcome both for us for the Afghans which creates kind of a a government where power is distributed officially more-or-less as it is right now unofficially that kind of balanced government government in Afghanistan would be heavily dependent on international financing and we would have again leverage to make sure that they abide by their commitments including a counterterrorism commitments which which we shouldn't exaggerate how difficult how complicated these would actually be for them. The other alternative is that the deal doesn't take place in which case the Afghan civil war tragically continues but it can continue from the US's perspective with a dramatically lower commitment commitment so with funds for partners and probably some offshore military resources that would be needed now and again in counter-terrorism circumstances but the idea idea that it is that the US has sufficient security interests in Afghanistan to demand eighty five hundred or frankly five thousand one thousand troops odd infinitum not to mention forty five or fifty billion dollars a year. It just isn't borne out Christine. What did you make of the discussion about this at the debate on Thursday because you you heard candidate saying that they want to get troops out of Afghanistan but but lots of people want to get troops out of Afghanistan and the president wanted to President Obama wanted to and and so this seems like something that a lot of politicians have have expressed as a goal or made a commitment but it is so far lewd people to find a way to actually get it done yeah? I think that's that's right. I thought that actually was with Warren made a really good point in the debate on Thursday night when she said that you know we're not going to bomb our way out of terrorism. We're not GONNA bomb our way out of Afghanistan or any of these conflicts in the Middle East. We've tried that for literally decades at this point and perhaps we need to try something new and I think you know experts. and intelligence experts and military professionals can debate the best way to draw down troops to do so effectively to broker peace in some way up but I really think that the majority of Americans are tired. This has been an endless conflict that we didn't necessarily sign up for and I think that there is a strong appetite for beginning to leave it hopefully in a way that ensures the safety of our troops on the way out and that ensures or helps to ensure because that yes is not guaranteed a more stable country but people are ready to go. Can we talk a little bit about what happened with Iran this week. I'm frankly confused by what has happened with Iran so I mean first of all president trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal he imposed sanctions on Iran. They're describing their policy on Iran a maximum pressure policy to squeeze Iran financially and bring it to the table but now we're concerned that Iran is violating the agreement that we have already withdrawn from the Europeans are even more concerned about this and now president trump is flirting with a French proposal Rosal to extend a fifteen billion dollar credit line to Iran the purpose of which would be to ease some of the financial difficulties they face under our so-called maximum pressure sanctions and and then if we gave him the credit line the the trade would be that they would have to stay in compliance with the deal that we have withdrawn from Jarrett can can you explain to me what the possible purpose of this approach could be well to the extent that I think we understand discussions that underway between Paris Washington in Toronto and I don't want to exaggerate how much which we do I think the French proposal is an effort to provide a safe face saving way for president trump toback down without acknowledging that he's backing down now so in addition to pulling out of the JCP way the Iran nuclear deal a president trump withdrew all of the waivers for Iranian Lonnie and oil sales the sanctions waivers for oil sales. He took those waivers all the way down to zero where previous administrations had left the waivers that sort of you know higher level some level of income for the comedy I think the friendship concluded our others concluded that trump is unlikely to reverse that policy an issue oil sales waivers again but maybe there's a way to get kind of an equivalent amount of revenue to Iran in the fifteen billion dollar line of credit is kind of equivalent to a period of oil revenue for the for for for the Iranian National Oil Company and so the idea would be they get that back that revenue it's a little bit of a return to new. JCP We kept on behalf of the United States done in a kind of backwards way and as you say in extreme new they resume their compliance with the deal. I think actually what trump wants. It's more even than their resumption of compliance with the deal is a meeting with President Ronnie Right. I mean as we saw again with the let's get ludicrous situation with the Taliban

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Whelan And Afghantistan discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

00:18 sec | 2 years ago

Whelan And Afghantistan discussed on Here & Now

"The new U N report finds have been as Whelan's represent the largest group worldwide. Filing new asylum claims the reports as people fleeing the troubled South American nation made more than one in five of all asylum. Requests in two thousand eighteen that's higher than the number of claims made by people escaping Afghantistan in

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U.S. Special Forces Battle Against ISIS Turns to Containment, and Concern

SOFREP Radio

03:22 min | 2 years ago

U.S. Special Forces Battle Against ISIS Turns to Containment, and Concern

"Story came to me from sources within the special forces community, and they told me the story about how they were on a operated in two thousand and ten who's Marsha Afghanistan. There's a huge clearing operation was a big deal in the press at the time, and obviously, a big deal for the military as well that they were clearing through this insurgent stronghold in Afghanistan. It was considered the insurgent capital at the time and a special forces OD, a special forces team from third special forces group was working with the Kanak commandos, who are Afghanistan's national counterterrorism force. They are like they're kind of like their version of tier one their premier counterterrorism team. And Afghan, government of Afghantistan will deploy Kanak and their special forces advisers with them wherever they're needed around the country, then, you know, they're kind of like an you. They could be a quick reaction force. They can go they can go put out fires wherever they need to do that. Well said, so they are down there. Of course, for this big operation down in Marsha. They can't Moorhead they go down to camp bastion, and stage out of there, where the special forces piece of that mission is being run out of the AO be at that camp. It's a obese the advanced operating base, and that's where all the staff officers are where the logistical hub is going to run the whole operation so attached to the ODA that's going out to hit a objective. The objective is thunderdome. They have an attachment to them, and because the ODA's are working on these big large scale operations with the Afghans. They sometimes get attachments, basically there to help them out. And in this case, it was a navy seal a seal sniper, and they told me that it was Gallagher. Okay, gone on this operation with them. So the joint Afghan-American force, they push up to this road intersection, which is objective. Thunderdome. And capture a house there that they're going to use as kind of their staging ground out in the field for this operation, so they come in and captured this area. And chief Gallagher. I'm told was up on the roof with other special forces members. And there's a lot of Afghan national army an guys driving down the road through this road. Intersection to participate in the operation. And they said that chief Gallagher popped off shot at an and one round actually went through the rear window of a high locks embedded in the dashboard, which. Not a great start now. And then throughout the that that day and into the next morning. There was a farmer nearby kind of middle aged guy and whenever there was a lull in the firefight. Whenever there's a low and fighting this farmer would come out with his ho and it start working his land. Farming farming waits for no man war be damned. Yeah. In other another day in Afghanistan, and the interpreter for the team kept telling this civilian like go back inside. It's not safe out here. Of course. Not, and he'd keep coming back out, anytime. There's a law when fire according to my sources.

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 Suicide car bomb hits Afghan capital, 7 casualties

WBZ Morning News

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Suicide car bomb hits Afghan capital, 7 casualties

"Either four American soldiers hurt following a suicide car bombing it Afghantistan, the Taliban is claiming responsibility for this blast on a US convoy making its way through. Kabul, NATO press officer, Bob Pergamon says the soldiers are going to be okay. Alternately suffering, minor injuries. Targeted is warming in Kabul. As a result for US service members were lightly injured in this was the second suicide attack in the past couple of days to hit the Afghan capital reports on this blast indicates seven Afghan

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News in Brief 17 May 2019

UN News

03:28 min | 2 years ago

News in Brief 17 May 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. Thursday's airstrikes on Yemen's capital sonner that reportedly killed five children and injured. Dozens more have been strongly condemned by you and agencies which have warned of the brutal toll on civilians of more than four years of conflict, according to the office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs or Archer, several people were killed, and dozens were injured when Asterix hit Saana city, details of the attacks on sonnet remains scant Archer spokesperson Jens locker told journalists in Geneva preliminary report. We have last night indicate that five children have died, and sixteen more were wounded, and additional casualties, including health workers have been reported. I have no indication that of the exact patients where where they hit several neighborhoods, hits Sana city that is close as I can get this also in Geneva. The World Food Program or WFP provided an update. On the status of data's at damaged Red Sea mills grain facility millions of tons of wheat stored there have been in accessible until recently owned to the fighting. But w spokesperson Irv who Saul said that repairs to silos and machinery, we're nearing completion as long as WFP's operations can continue. We hope in the near future. We will be able to start milling the wheat and then begin transporting it to the people who need it most. Mr. Husson said, everyone has a right to fair treatment, and protection from abuse, regardless of who they are, and who they love. That's the message of this year's international day against homophobia, transphobia, and by phobia, on the day, that Taiwan legalized, same sex marriage becoming the first place in Asia to do, so it was reported that thousands of demonstrators welcomed the move outside parliament by waving rainbow flags. According to the United Nations free and equal campaign more than a third of the world's countries that criminalize same sex relationships. Reinforcing prejudice. And putting millions of people at risk of blackmail arrest and imprisonment, many countries force at transgender people to undergo medical treatment, or sterilization, the campaign maintains, while intersex children are subjected to unnecessary surgery, causing physical and psychological pain and suffering on a more positive note, the free and equal campaign. Organizers say that there's been progress globally on the issue, although it's far from guaranteed and it warns that homosexuality is still a crime in seventy countries and punishable by death in seven of them. And finally, to the UN committee against torture, which has said it's concerned about the United Kingdom's policy of forcibly returning asylum seekers to places where they face a risk of abuse in a series of operations issued after a shed, you'll meeting with UK government representatives in Geneva, this month, the panel highlighted that there were forty three and forced returns to Sri Lanka last year, and fifty more to Afghantistan UK home of his case workers, arbitrarily reject credible evidence of past torture. The independent experts maintained which led to the torture victims asylum claims being denied while noting that a large proportion of denied asylum. Claims were ultimately overturned on appeal. They committee called for more training for case workers, so that they could identify the risks the claimants faced in meetings with the UN panel, the UK delegation, earlier said that the country, did not seek to return, anyone who demanded protection if there was a risk of torture, or persecution. Daniel Johnson, UN news.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show

The Bobby Bones Show

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show

"And that's awesome thought. And I wanted to share that he explained that his stepbrother served as Brennan Afghantistan he passed away he wanted to treat them all to Chick-fil-A. So love it man buys eleven been launch honor. And just want to say, that's what's up. So that's what's all about right there. Then be crazy. That was telling me something good. Most serial killers don't make any effort to involve the media or investigators. They're very secretive. They don't want attention. They almost want their crimes to go unnoticed, but the idea of committing a crime, and then calling the police and bragging about it. That's a whole 'nother level of terror. Dear editor, this is only XP thing if you do not print the cipher by the afternoon of Friday first of August. I will go on a kill rampage Friday night L cruise around all weekend killing people in the night and move on to kill again. The best part of it is that when I die be reborn in paradise. And all that I have killed will become my slates. From the creators of Atlanta monster come season two. This is monster zodiac killer. Listen and subscribe at apple podcasts or on the iheartradio app. Bobby bones show or? Let's go over to Raymundo in the classroom. With the news this morning in New Zealand up to four people are dead. Upper shooter opened fire onto mosques. The gunmen posted a manifesto to Twitter before the attack in airport. News not a lot of delays right now that weather along the east coast could make some delays airports later in the day and find the two thousand nineteen I radio music wards last night country artist of the year went to loot comb country song of the year was meant to be BB. Wrecks in Florida Georgia line. Wondering where in March now, and our producer ready said he was gonna cut back on his debt. It was New Year's resolution. How we doing pretty good?.

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Opinion: How 'The Godfather' Sparked Imagination In Afghanistan

NPR's World Story of the Day

03:18 min | 2 years ago

Opinion: How 'The Godfather' Sparked Imagination In Afghanistan

"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Comcast business having the nation's largest gig speed network was just the start. Now, they're providing gig fueled apps and solutions that exceed expectations and help businesses perform Comcast business beyond fast. It's hard to forecast the influence work of art may have fifty years ago. Mario Puzo wrote the book and his basement after his first two novels at one splendid reviews, but sold poorly in nineteen sixty nine he wrote the godfather one of the more than thirty millions of copies sold wound up in a pile of books on the street in Kabul, Afghanistan in the mid nineteen ninety s all western literature from surveys to Shakespeare to will Puzo had been removed from the library during Afghantistan civil war. Afghans would buy the books to burn the pages for heat then tie the covers around their feet has makeshift shoes. A young student aimed Zalmay you are. So a copy of the. A godfather and placed it in a heap of books. He hold off in his arms for about eight cents. Zalmay says because it was a paperback wouldn't make good shoes. So he decided to try to read it. He didn't read or write English English education had been forbidden under Soviet domination Basell. My still had his father's old English Pashtoon dictionary and translated the novel in secret word by word and he loved it. His all the godfather is a story of tribal rivalries. Blood grudges and family loyalties, the Taliban came to power nineteen Ninety-six. All my says, he learned to look away from their religious police who often beat people on the street for imagine disobedience because he recalled a passage from the godfather were done, Vito Corleone councils, never let anyone know what you were thinking and producer Peter breslow. And I came to Kabul to report on the war in two thousand and two Zalmai was are indispensable interpreter and guide after he told us how. Loved the godfather we began to call him council. Gary and Tzali like Sally named straight out of the story. I remember night in the hills of Bamiyan where the Taliban had blown up statues of Buddha and left behind mass graves Tzali told me to look into the sky and said when you live in the mountains, like we do the stars become your neighbors Zalmai, you are came to the United States after Peter, and I returned and graduated from Amherst college in two thousand six he studying for his PHD in geology at Indiana University where Tzali and his adviser help a group of geologist analyze images from the Mars science lab. I think Mario Puzo would appreciate how an old copy of his book about blood and love wound up on a pile on another side of the world. Just in time to nourish your young man's imagination. Art can lead to the most amazing places.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

Liberty Talk FM

12:07 min | 2 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM

"The microphones you talk about real issues important in your lives. And oftentimes the issues that you don't hear in the headlines of your television, the headlines have your newspaper magazines. We create thought provoking conversation starters every week this week is no different. We have Scott who joins us. He is a former escrow officer and former coach for us football. Welcome to the program. Scott nice to have you as one of Terry's talkers. Hey, terry. I'm excited to be here. Thank you. Okay. And Megan Barth will be with us later on and a robust interview as well. Let's get started Pelosi's bags were Pat for a congressional trip to Belgium, and then Afghantistan, but as we all know by now the trip was cancelled by President Trump just before the delegate. Was set to leave. And he let her know in no uncertain terms that she would have to fly commercial if she wanted to go not saying, you can't go, but you can't use a military jet to go. So, of course, the word Codelco or C O D E L, some people call it code L, some people call it coudl is the acronym. But now a common term used in government for trips like Pelosi's it's defined as congressional delegation trips, thus the c o and then D E L congressional delegation and oftentimes on these congressional delegation trips. There's many many staffers that go and sometimes family members. Family. Members are always invited. It depends on the trip, but they have been known to go along. Maybe a better name Scott would be vacation trips for congress and their families. By the American taxpayer on spor in general co Dell's or do you think the work needs to be done in Washington? Okay. So I do see the benefit of code ELS, or as I like to say Cottle's. Because Pelosi likes to be coddled as do the Republicans that are. This is bipartisan they're you know, they they all like to be coddled. But really, I don't mind them per se. I think they should be limited to one or two a year, and you know, family can come along. 'cause I mean, let's face it elected officials go to DC there. There are a lot there moving around there always parties and things to the average person like me sound like a great time. But when you're doing it every night every day, etc. It's time intensive you're away from your family. So I I don't mind the idea of them. And I think it should be limited to one or two. But I can see why it would be okay in my opinion for them to take family and and staffers because I do think it serves an important interest to the country and allows him to have time with their family and things specifically about family. How far do you extend the family because it's we didn't elect the family, and I would say this about president says well, vice president says, well, it gets to the point where you bring in members of the family the extended family and on and on. And it depends on the junket. That's for sure, but we saw quite a bit of this going on with President Obama and the mainstream media didn't necessarily raise an eyebrow. There was some stories written when the mother-in-law gets to come along and the daughters are there, and they're all going to Spain Barcelona Madrid here here and there or Africa all on this big goodwill tour, and it's all extremely expensive on the first lady's. Sure got slammed. With regard to to her going along with President Obama. And so and so how far would you extend determined families, Scott? So for all expenses covered. It would be the spouse and any children under the age of eighteen that would be my perspective. And then maybe we give a lump sum credit for any extended families. Save five thousand it wouldn't cover their whole tab. The elected official would absolutely have to cover the bulk of that for any extended family or adult children night more liberal than I am. I do not think kids should go on these junkets on it is business or it's supposed to be they need to be in school or with with their friends during the summer. I would I would part ways with you on that. And as far as the wife is concerned. You know, this idea, you know, Hillary floated out the idea you get two for the price of one because I'm such a wonderful first lady when Bill Clinton was in office and Alexis you, you know, she kind of muscled her way in with universal healthcare and she had something to do. But you orange an elected official. You're the first lady this this pile on to the taxpayer. And then, oh, well, they are our American royalty. When we allow this to happen at the executive level. And I understand the staffers have to go because it's business, right? But this extended family et cetera et cetera and that trickles down to members of congress. And even even down to members of congress is the family members there extra people and on and on and it just becomes a money suck on these junkets. Then you got to say how do you justify this? And there's many many congress people that bring in. In the NFL. And in my mind is sort of like, look what the cat dragged in on the airplane. Yeah. And it's just a money suck. It's it's not right. And I think we need to pull back even with first lady's. I or first husband's depending upon if a woman becomes the president. Right. And let me just clarify the staffers know, they're going by themselves. No family. And that's why I say, you know, the Cottle's limited to one or two one one or two that allows for the spouse and the minor children if they take more than that they're going solo, but as far as the trickle down effect. No, the family of Stanford's etc. Should not be there. I agree with that wholeheartedly. Speaking about it first lady, I mean, yes, they're not elected. But for for whatever the reason in modern times, we like a first lady to be active in do things of that nature as well. So while they're not elected we've more than maybe we haven't more than they've probably historically always done something to help. About the country, but they've morphed into a much larger role in the last. What I'm referring to especially national junkets, for example, when I want a segue into this other idea how President Trump now. Clipped her wings, Nancy Pelosi on Afghanistan, and Belgium, Nancy Pelosi recommended that the president postponed the upcoming state of the union address. And with that Trump punch back that she postponed her trip to Afghanistan. And there was a funny play on words with the verb postponed. Because postpone means not going at all with the military aircraft, which means he pulled the plug on the military aircraft. So you can go, but that made her scramble to think. Well, how will I still go? Now, I've got to get all these staffers. Maybe my husband to to figure out commercial and that put the kabosh on it. In other words, when there's all these extra addendum people on something. That is Afghanistan. Really? This isn't. Really in your domain. He was able to say, yes, you can go but not on the taxpayer dime, meaning the military dime with a military aircraft and put the kabosh say on all of it. So the postponement meant stopping with it and by not going with the military aircraft. He also was then able to punch back saying that well here was her security itinerary, so he outed her on that and America did not like that. And then he in my opinion, embarrassed her by reminding everybody that it's he who's chief commanding officer of every soldier and every operation in Afghanistan. And by the way, not you. So it was this kind of domino effect. And of course, many people were were were say in that entourage, Scott were saying, wow, everything is the big kabosh now. So she was out in. I think that was an appropriate move by pulling the military. Aircraft, and it's not her domain anyway, much less. Her husband and all the rest of the staffers because they don't run the military after all I agree. It was the appropriate move. And quite frankly, I think it shines a light on the fact that Pelosi and Democrats are just continuing to play a game of chess while Trump is playing a game. They're playing a game checkers. While Trump is playing a game of chess. She wanted she thought she was gonna get cute and all your now, you can't do the state of the union. You can't come to congress. And so she thought, oh, I'm Bandra into my base. They'll love it. They'll eat this up. And then he came back with reality in that is he still is the commander in chief. And I am very glad that he exposed her for trying to take a trip like this when we have a government shutdown, and I'm sorry, but taking family to Afghanistan. I I don't see any way shape or form how that's the right destination to take your family along to anything. And again, it depends on the trip. I'm not saying that all of her grandchildren and cetera were destined to Afghanistan. They were not I'm saying there's pylon, and it's the money creep and as the money creep pits. The ching ching, especially in a shutdown. And so now that we are back up at least temporarily I don't see the state of the union coming this month. Did you I thought it would I thought that Trump now where are we now? Where are we as she holding the strings? Yes, she is. But the game isn't over. In other words, the whole football game isn't over it sort of extended now. And I think it's a very interesting play to see everybody says, oh, you know, if he blinks he's done. But the bout is an over that is over but the matches an over. And so we continue on as we wind up this segment. Scott, what do you think do you think? In fact, the dams are not going to come to the table and get a workable immigration Bill going that he can sign with wall funding, or do you think he's speaking of the military going to go with the military to build this thing under a national emergency order? I think Trump has all the leverage and quite frankly in three weeks, if it shuts down again this time Pelosi, and the Democrats on it and the American people are going to understand that as well. You know, if he doesn't national emergency. He will have to justify the use of the military. My guess is he'll go back to the drugs and the rapists and the cartels that seem that's the. I need that. And therefore, it's a national emerging other presidents have done national emergency. I mean, President Obama did swine flu for crying out loud. Others have done it. So he will have to make an emergency enough at that threshold to be able to say now here, we go and then the military will build it. Well, we'll be down there and start to build it. So that will be that will be a tough card to play. But it is I'm with you. He the carb is he can Trump in with that car. He's got the cards. But he's also telling the truth that is an emergency. We're.

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Veteran who lost leg helps Colin Powell change tire

WBZ Morning News

00:26 sec | 2 years ago

Veteran who lost leg helps Colin Powell change tire

"Two thousand seventeen former secretary of State, Colin Powell says it touched his soul. He was on the freeway headed to Walter Reed medical center this week when a front tire blew out Powell jacked up the car was about to change the tire. When a car pulled up in a man jumped out to help turns out. He was a veteran lost his leg. Afghantistan Colin Powell happens to be his hero Powell writing on Facebook, the vet grabbed the lug wrench finished the job, and they both headed off to appointments

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"afghantistan" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

08:37 min | 2 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Yeah. I mean in something that he's trying to signal that he's trying to make a compromise. And we heard that in the shift in rhetoric and now in the shift of of of policy, whether it's of problems he created or not. But I think it's interesting you at the end Coulter tweet earlier that this has the risk of angering his own base. I mean, this is a base of he's actually whipped against this issue saying things like yesterday, they won't like what they saw today. Exactly. And I'm saying things like Docker things like TPS or things that they stood against the now for a border wall with he said that he alone could do that he would do kind of unilaterally. He's offering things that they may not love. And so it's interesting to politics here because it might have a risk angering the conservative base while Democrats are United against it already. This is an issue they find kind of morally enraging, and so we're going to budget all, but who might budge are some conservatives who are still sticking with them who don't like these things he's offering and Susan. This comes a week after President Trump and speaker Pelosi has created some very big jabs one about the state of the union, but Pelosi calling on the president to delay that but Trump. President Trump canceling effectively her trip to Afghantistan does this really make matters worse. Yes. I mean, this is not going to be around with Reagan tip O'Neill kind of relationship between Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi when he has an advantage here is she has worked with Republican presidents before she was speaker under George Bush. They had to cut some uncomfortable deal. She knows how to do it. I think the president's adjusting to having a very strong position on Capitol Hill, which is something he has not had to face yet as president. And I think they're trying to figure out how to do this. You talked to the point of the conservative base. Let's not forget the democratic base in this debate. Right. If you look at how that what the president offered yesterday was being received by immigration rights activists by the dreamer community. They are saying under no circumstances. Should you accept this deal? So why does Nancy Pelosi or any other democrat on Capitol Hill coming off of this election, where they just one big look at what the president has put on the table and say anything, but no way. And I think part of Martha part of the thing is I mean, I get the moral equation of this every time somebody uses the moral language it automatically backs. Everybody into a corner. I think the real question is what's the efficiency of this? If you break apart, this problem into three sectors. This won't solve the wall. Is he's proposing won't solve the drug problem as we know all the no from the stats were drugs coming in and all that it won't solve the terrorist problem when you take a look at the terrorists where they come in. Where they are. You actually if you wanted to build a wall you'd build it on the north interesting gillibrand was talking about terrorists. And if you really believe this was a humanitarian crisis as the president's now saying, which is now different. I don't understand if you believe it was a humanitarian crisis. Why did he send military down there before election day? If you believed it was during crisis this wall isn't the first point in doing it, you'd have a multilateral meeting with Guatemala, and El Salvador, and Mexico, and you'd sit down and say, how do we solve this? So even if you just looked at it from an efficiency standpoint of government, and how we should spend our money on those three things you wouldn't be doing with the president of the proposal. I want to ask you about Mitch McConnell who hasn't really been seen much in this. But apparently he's going to bring this Bill to the floor this week. Well, there was some reporting that Mitch McConnell, basically, wanted the president to do something public and put this out there. So that he had some cover when he brought it to the floor because no Senate majority leader wants to bring something to the floor that you can't get the votes for question is he supposed to get cloture on this. And you may be in a situation where you have the Senator dick Durbin Democrats of the world voting against some of these protections for docking TPS, but because it's really immoral conversation about what the wall means even though the president is backing off. Would it physically means Democrats don't have to give this to Mitch McConnell and Escott federal workers have already missed one paycheck. And if this continues, they'll miss a second paycheck, and that's really having a devastating impact on some of their right? I mean, there's the political games here. And there's this very real consequences for a lot of federal workers. I mean, we've seen kind of devastating scenes of a Food Lion. For folks who have jobs in DC are furloughed right now. And I think the impact as it gets more real. We are seeing that have we're seeing that have a kind of viral internet effect. And we're seeing increasing pressure put on the president and put on Republicans. I think specifically kind of look at those folks and to solve that in a more humane way. And so I think that when we get to things like paychecks and missing second paychecks, these are mortgage payments. I mean, these are these are real impacts that are having on on people's lives. And that is kind of the first thing they should be brought to mind here. And I also think as it goes on longer and longer and you missed that second paycheck February first when people actually have to pay their rent will become like a very big day in the sand number one. And number two you start to have the concentric circle effect. Really? So like, what are those towns that rely on the people whose jobs are bureau of prisons workers? There's not as much money flowing into those towns. I mean, we had delta basically say they're losing twenty five million dollars because the. Government. Just isn't traveling the way it is. And that's more than those. Security the country. That's fundamentally the scary. The country is at risk. And I want to go back to you on the hill. And and the state of the union, and we know that Nancy Pelosi said, you should skip it because of security and other put it in writing Donald Trump said knit this morning and a tweet I'm still thinking about the state of the union so many options including doing it as per your written offer made during the shutdown securities. No problem and my written acceptance while contract is a contract. I'll get back to you soon. What do you think that means the president is options, you know, he doesn't have to give it from the house chamber, but there's other places he can give it there's talk of maybe going to state capital and giving it there we talked about this before where he had some offers extended in North Carolina to come give it there could give it out with workers saying he's fighting for the wall he could give her from the White House. I think it's safe to say the president's gonna make a statement about this. And the White House is maximizing the highest political impact of how they can take this tit for tat and try and get the upper hand, and I want to move onto the Russia investigation. Muller? Pretty shocking this week and and nearly unprecedented. That the special counsel's office would come out with a statement disputing part of buzzfeed's report alleging the president directed. Michael condo Y congress. That's truly unprecedented. Doesn't look good for the media. What do you think happens Kirsten gillibrand thinks it still needs to be looked at? I mean, we're gonna we're gonna see how it plays out. I mean, this was certainly a bombshell report that had lawmakers talking about impeachment. They have to caveat if true right now, we have seen that really come into focus. So the rarity in which the special counsel's office puts out these types of statements that we should really take this seriously. They're putting out one of these denials that that means that we don't know which parts of this. Buzzfeed report are accurate BuzzFeed has asked them to clarify. The special counsel's office has not the puts us in the kind of situation. Right that we don't know which parts of this bombshell report or chew, but we'll see increasing the Gatien's. We'll see lawmakers wants a poke at some of these. Elaine's that the report has opened up, and as we get further and further along they might be vindicated. It might be fully rejected. It also made me think of all of the stories the countless stories that special counsel's office has not exactly exactly I've never gotten an Email back from the special counsels press office that was more than like half a sentence. So the fact that they came out, but there's been all these other stories, right? And the special counsel is basically saying no comment to those. So should I believe they're all true as well? And it opens the special counsel's office up for basically kind of confirming everything else in a weird way. But I also think this just pulls into focus the only guy who knows what's going on is Muller in the special counsel's office. And it also helps in some ways Nancy Pelosi quell all of the house members who may want to talk about impeachment. Okay. So like we can't go down the BuzzFeed impeachment route. Why don't we just wait for Muller? But not a great week for the media, Matt we gotta go. I just think this is a time when the media and everybody ought to approach everything calmly and methodically. But for the president had supporters to like cues the media making mistakes. They're not the best vehicle. Okay. Gotta go. Thanks to everyone will be right back. This is ABC's this week with the roundtable guest. Matthew Dowd chief political analyst at ABC news Shawna Thompson of vice the DC bureau chief Susan Davis. Congressional reporter for NPR and Herndon New York Times national politics reporter. That's all for us today. Thanks for sharing part of your Sunday with us checkout world news tonight and have.

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Pelosi abandons Afghanistan trip, accuses Trump of imperiling lawmakers with disclosure

Executive Leaders Radio

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Pelosi abandons Afghanistan trip, accuses Trump of imperiling lawmakers with disclosure

"White House. Press secretary Sarah Sanders, had more to say Friday about why President Donald Trump didn't want house speaker Nancy Pelosi. To leave Washington for a visit to Afghantistan key reasons that the president did not want speaker Pelosi to leave the country is because she did it when all but guarantee the fact that negotiations couldn't take place over the weekend in federal workers, eight hundred thousand federal workers would receive their paychecks because she wasn't here to help make a deal closely castle replant to travel by commercial point. Visit us troops in Afghanistan. Saying the president had caused a security risk by

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"afghantistan" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:50 min | 2 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on KOMO

"From Afghanistan. That the president. Outing our trip had made the grand dangerous house speaker Nancy Pelosi charged that President Trump and his administration endangered the lives of Americans, including her own by publicly revealing a congressional delegations travel plans to Afghantistan two on the bus already to join men. The president. Canceled. The trip was a kind of a funding letter saying seven days been shipped. Somebody didn't tell them weekend trip with more on this. We say Hello to ABC's. Lana Zak joining us from Washington Lana. What else did the speaker have to say? Well, the speaker says that that he does not believe that President Trump did. In fact, do anything out of militias purple nest egg trying to create a security risk for members of congress or military officials. But she says of that is in fact, what happened she said, quote, you never give advance notice of going into a battle area. You just never do. Perhaps. The president's inexperience didn't help him understand the protocol. They're saying that after they made plans to go and continue their trip over to Afghanistan. Egypt in Brussels on commercial flights that that information was leaked by the White House. They'll of course, White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders. Is flatly denying that? And she says that it is outrageous, quote that she would accuse the president of the United States of putting any life in jeopardy. Do we know if this idea to cancel the trip originated with the president was he advised that this would be an appropriate way to move any reporting on that we don't know where this idea came from? It's it's certainly a political calculation that that we were all waiting to see how the president was going to respond to the political move of the speaker Nancy Pelosi when she said, let's think of a new date for the state of the union address. And it seemed like there are some very clever political minds on the president's staff. If if this idea didn't originate from the president himself, clearly this all stems from the shutdown. Do we know if there are any bipartisan meetings planned over the weekend to try to find a breakthrough if that's possible. There are no high level negotiations going on right now. Which is so sad to say, but the negotiations by all the principal actors are completely stalled that's ABC's. Lana Zak joining us from Washington. And again, President Trump is expected to make what's being billed as a major announcement dealing with border security, and the continuing government shutdown tomorrow at noon our time, and we'll certainly have coverage of that for you right here.

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'I'm cancelling your trip': Trump pens letter to Nancy Pelosi

The Ray Lucia Show

00:24 sec | 2 years ago

'I'm cancelling your trip': Trump pens letter to Nancy Pelosi

"A letter, President Trump rights to Pelosi due to the shutdown. I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghantistan has been postponed. We will reschedule the seven day excursion when the shutdown is over in light of the eight hundred thousand great American workers, not receiving pay. I'm sure that you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate. The president writes,

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Trump cancels Pelosi's use of military aircraft for Afghanistan trip

Sean Hannity

00:47 sec | 2 years ago

Trump cancels Pelosi's use of military aircraft for Afghanistan trip

"Due to the shutdown. I'm sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghantistan has been postponed the White House citing the government shutdown for postponing the planned trip speaker Pelosi's office, issuing a statement, saying the delegation plan to meet with NATO leaders and thank you as servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan. President Trump today offering condolences to the families of four Americans killed yesterday in a bombing in northern Syria. We will never forget their noble and immortal sacrifice. Isis is claiming responsibility for this first major attack since the president ordered the immediate withdrawal of all American troops from Syria. Many more children may have been separated from their parents at the border than previously thought helping human services inspector-general says their

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"afghantistan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:33 min | 2 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"And if all every previous insurgency has experienced Afghantistan if there is no external aid to the Afghan national security forces, then you are likely to see. I think a devolution I think you're likely to see much more violence, but the United States has actually gone about this in a ham handed way for seventeen years. So there's a there's a misdiagnosis of the problem going on the reason we provide five billion in funding to the Afghan national security forces is because we argue there too weak to handle their underresourced, and they're untrained. They can't do it on their own. That's not entirely accurate state. Weakness isn't really the problem. There's a fabulous new book out on this by Carnegie senior fellow named Rachel kleinfeld. It's called a savage order. I recommend it to all your readers. But it shows us that state weakness isn't the problem because in almost all of the most violent countries in the world, the state is in some way complicit in the violence that because there is such a poor infrastructure for the government and such poor accountability portions of the state, actually, strike bargains and extract resources from the people instead of protecting and respecting them. So the key for the us for what it should do with its troops. And indeed. Funding for Afghanistan is to break this bargain between the the the bad elements of the state that are predatory and extractive. And that's possible. We give them an enormous amount of money. We have fourteen thousand troops there. If we are going to withdraw troops and even talk about reducing funding. We must link that directly to the worst units in the Afghan army and police the ones with the agree just human rights records the units, and the government ministries that can't even provide records of their people or their finances or the fueled of us if we do that it is possible to present a clear message to the Afghan government. If you want our help you have to use taxpayer dollars in accordance with US law and in accordance with US treaty commitments, the Pentagon has waived those requirements away legally has has been able to waive those requirements saying it's just too dangerous right now, the security situation is too precarious. But that misses the point that, it's not state weakness. It's in fact, portions of the state are corrupt and we need to cut those parts out. Okay. I don't. Think that's remaking the world in America's image. I think that's insisting that US dollars be used in accordance with US law. But is there chicken and egg problem here though to put it bluntly at the Pentagon is saying that the security situation is inadequate enough. I mean, how do we have to wait for that? And can we wait for that? Or candidate? We have the security situation with with the with the problematic players still in place as you were talking about right? What we've tried for seventeen years to just keep saying we'll do that later. So it is perhaps time for a change. And the president's withdrawal announcement provides that leverage, it's true security may reduce if we cut off funding from some units, but it will also make it very hard for the Afghan government to keep saying, oh, we're working on it when they're not really working on. Yeah. Well, let's go to caller here James is calling from Saranac lake New York, James you're on the air. Hi, I'm just trying to kind of thing I've been noting with seeing, you know, all these different regimes such as Russia Britain go in there, and they keep doing the same thing expecting a different result. And it seems to me that we play all lip service about an independent, you know, Afghantistan. I think maybe the best option is just a completely pull out leave the place. Be and let it do whatever it's going to do or just be honest and make it another territory take it over. I mean, I Afghanistan the Middle East is not going to be like the US..

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"afghantistan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:33 min | 2 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"And if all every previous insurgency has experienced Afghantistan if there is no external aid to the Afghan national security forces, then you are likely to see. I think a devolution I think you're likely to see much more violence, but the United States has actually gone about this in a ham handed way for seventeen years. So there's a there's a misdiagnosis of the problem going on the reason we provide five billion in funding to the Afghan national security forces is because we argue there too weak to handle their underresourced, and they're untrained. They can't do it on their own. That's not entirely accurate state. Weakness isn't really the problem. There's a fabulous new book out on this by Carnegie senior fellow named Rachel kleinfeld. It's called a savage order. I recommend it to all your readers. But it shows us that state weakness isn't the problem because in almost all of the most violent countries in the world, the state is in some way complicit in the violence that because there is such a poor infrastructure for the government and such poor accountability portions of the state, actually, strike bargains and extract resources from the people instead of protecting and respecting them. So the key for the us for what it should do with its troops. And indeed. Funding for Afghanistan is to break this bargain between the the the bad elements of the state that are predatory and extractive. And that's possible. We give them an enormous amount of money. We have fourteen thousand troops there. If we are going to withdraw troops and even talk about reducing funding. We must link that directly to the worst units in the Afghan army and police the ones with the agree just human rights records the units, and the government ministries that can't even provide records of their people or their finances or the fueled of us if we do that it is possible to present a clear message to the Afghan government. If you want our help you have to use taxpayer dollars in accordance with US law and in accordance with US treaty commitments, the Pentagon has waived those requirements away legally has has been able to waive those requirements saying it's just too dangerous right now, the security situation is too precarious. But that misses the point that, it's not state weakness. It's in fact, portions of the state are corrupt and we need to cut those parts out. Okay. I don't. Think that's remaking the world in America's image. I think that's insisting that US dollars be used in accordance with US law. But is there chicken and egg problem here though to put it bluntly at the Pentagon is saying that the security situation is inadequate enough. I mean, how do we have to wait for that? And can we wait for that? Or candidate? We have the security situation with with the with the problematic players still in place as you were talking about right? What we've tried for seventeen years to just keep saying we'll do that later. So it is perhaps time for a change. And the president's withdrawal announcement provides that leverage, it's true security may reduce if we cut off funding from some units, but it will also make it very hard for the Afghan government to keep saying, oh, we're working on it when they're not really working on. Yeah. Well, let's go to caller here James is calling from Saranac lake New York, James you're on the air. Hi, I'm just trying to kind of thing I've been noting with seeing, you know, all these different regimes such as Russia Britain go in there, and they keep doing the same thing expecting a different result. And it seems to me that we play all lip service about an independent, you know, Afghantistan. I think maybe the best option is just a completely pull out leave the place. Be and let it do whatever it's going to do or just be honest and make it another territory take it over. I mean, I Afghanistan the Middle East is not going to be like the US..

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Number of journalists killed worldwide increases in 2018

Pacifica Evening News

01:17 min | 2 years ago

Number of journalists killed worldwide increases in 2018

"Information also died while three hundred forty eight were held in tension around the world of the people in total listed as killed the group determined forty nine were deliberately targeted quote because they're reporting threatened the interest of certain people in positions of political economic or religious power or organized crime. The report said the other thirty one died in the field while reporting. The deadliest country for reporters in two thousand eighteen was Afghantistan where fifteen died in violent attacks such as bombings followed by Syria with eleven and Mexico with nine the US made it into the top five deadliest countries for journalists this year for the first time with six dying. Most of those died in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper earlier this year a Bill that would restore press freedom for tribally funded media on the Muskogee creek nation in Oklahoma has reached the desk of principal chief James Floyd, national native news, art Hughes reports the journal record newspaper reports the Muskogee national council approved legislation over the weekend. That reverses a November decision to give tribal executives editorial power over Muskogee media. The new legislation reinstates the three member and editors and tribal officials

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"afghantistan" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

04:49 min | 2 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"When he sent more troops to have ghanistan in two thousand nine and that has been a consensus you across both political parties, the mainstream democrat foreign policy has been one of against of promoting liberal values using American power bringing more and more countr-. Stories into American alliances. And that was also true of the sort of Neo cons in the in the Cheney year who got us into into Iraq. There are some differences. I think you know, the Democrats were more favorably disposed towards international institutions like the United Nations and others than the Neo cons were. But in terms of seeing the United States as the indispensable power that had to push to shape local politics in just about every quarter of the world. Whether by expanding NATO, endlessly, eastward or by intervening in other countries was still pushing an agenda that eventually pushed back at us in various ways. Why? Okay, before we get into sort of the intentions. And maybe that's where there is like, you know, maybe some maybe there's a little bit more disparity there. Maybe there's not. But what? Ultimately, I think people have a sense of wide failed because you you know, that it comes down to even basic human relations. Sometimes you can't make other people. Do what you want them to? Well, that's right. I mean, they're certainly limits to US power. But again, this was a vicious revisionist agenda. I would just remind him that, you know, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton and a number of other prominent members of the Obama administration of voted to support the Iraq war. They were not skeptical of that particular adventure as well. So again, this was pretty much a bipartisan consensus failed is is multiple reasons. First of all it threatened, none democracies including countries like China and Russia. We may have had the best of intentions, but if you say that our goal is to spread democracy around the world. None democracies are gonna see this threatening. And some of them are going to be in a position to do things to to toward us second week turned out to be pretty good at regime change, we could get rid of week, foreign governments. But we had no idea what to do with those societies after we broke the. Of unfortunately, Afghantistan, Iraq, Libya to some degree, Syria, certainly Yemen as well. And this was I think delusional to think that we could create democracies in places that were very unpromising. And certainly believe that we could do it quickly eight no sense at all finally, globalization was of course, all part of this. We were going to expand global markets. And I think that's a good thing. I'm in favor of free trade, but it did not bolivar's the benefits that were promised those benefits were not distributed widely with our society. So you know, gauging middle-class did very well Asian lower classes to well. The one percent here in the United States did pretty well. But the lower and middle classes in the United States and also in western Europe, did not really benefit from this. And that's part of the backlash. I think that you're seeing now with populism in Europe and here in the United States. And so the the goal spreading democracy, which I guess would align with on some level. I mean, the radical right where I mean, we're looking at the sort of trying to take a non John towards this. But to the idea of promoting a set of values. I mean just fundamentally having that goal which you mentioned is the third sort of tenant. I guess of how you would assess US foreign policy that that goal in and of itself was problematic or was it really just more. The the the the tactics used to follow that strategy. Well, certainly it's the tactics. I think the liberal values are excellent values, and I'm really thrilled to live in a society where they are still reasonably well established some questions about how how much they may be at risk today here, even in the United States. But, but I'm glad that I live in society where your freedom of speech is protected, and there is a functioning legal system, and we have Representative government. But it turns out it's not a great export commodity the process of building democracies, even in the west took centuries and was very contentious, and it's very difficult for outsiders to come into societies that they don't know, particularly well that have their own deep divisions where any form of regime that create winners and losers in the losers are going.

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The Watch - Reviewing 'The Bodyguard'

The Watch

03:38 min | 2 years ago

The Watch - Reviewing 'The Bodyguard'

"Now I am joined by Juliet Littman to have a shot about bodyguard. Okay. Julia. I've watched on episode five I have not watched episode five, but I'm on episode five. And so this will be a spoiler inclusive episode taking in the first four episodes finished bodyguard. Yes has finished bodyguard. Cayenne, I on the money team with her eyes on Monday when I sit she said, did you watch bodyguard? And I was like watching episode about how about you. She's like watch all I detest around that is nothing wrong with it. In fact, it just makes me feel ashamed as a television podcast her. I wish I had more. I'm like, what do I do? Now. That's a great way to start it off. Yeah. What an incredibly paced show such an amazing like return on investment. You know, does it remind you of homeland. They reminds me of how I felt I season homeland me tale. It's like a feeling I have a TV feeling. I haven't felt in a while, which is exhilarating siding. So I think they I I'm curious about. This. I came to you this morning, and you know, in the third episode of the end of the third episode of bodyguard, they're huge spoiler. Warning. We're spoiling force even sow just one more warning. Here you go. There's an explosion at a speech that the home secretary. Julia Montague extra secretary secretary. How did I sit home state, which is call her mom? There's an explosion at a species giving a college and she passes away from her injuries. She dies from her. She blows. Yeah. It's not funny. No. But I found myself immediately just kind of being like that's not why I was watching the show. I was watching the show because of the central tension between David and Julia, and this idea that they could be so politically and sort of philosophically apart. But so close together in other ways till you're saying you're like shocked bummed that she I was very very ended a romance. And I was very into the tension that they had on screen, and you're saying that you obviously the show's pivoting towards unraveling this conspiracy around Julia's death, Cheryl, but were you disappointed to see that the way it was happening that she died. Yeah. No. I wasn't at all. I didn't really care what their romance. And I'm a big romance person. Obviously, I love melodrama, and I love a soap opera, but I didn't find it that believable. And that's because I really like the show. I find Richard Madden's character a little confused. Ding has so. I can't tell what his true motivation is like is it to be a patriot. Is it choose to avenge the deaths of his friends and Afghantistan? Yeah. Is it is it to pursue a political agenda? I've finished the season as discussed completely know. And to me, that's a failure of writing not acting. Whereas with his counterpart on game of thrones can Harrington. I'd be like, yeah. That guy's the worst actor. So this is the first British television show that has been sort of presented initially is somewhat limited series and turned into a juggernaut. And they've done another series of it's a broad church is not unlike this where if you watch broad church, you're not like what's going to happen in season two broad church. Love Brocher broad church students so popular they were like, well, we have to do something. The fall is lost like that. Would Jamie Dornan Gillian Anderson where they were just like it was pretty much like a who done it like cat and mouse thriller, and then they teased it out for another three or four seasons. Now, you can kind of get away with that England 'cause you can just do a four episode show like. They do Sherlock. Sometimes just three. Yeah. But I do think that this was something where the popularity of bodyguard might have actually changed the way because there's going to be a second season of this show. So it might have changed the perception of

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"afghantistan" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Dave Mattingly in Afghantistan they're counting the votes from weekend. Parliamentary elections, Afghan officials say about four million of the country's nearly nine million registered voters took part reporter, Pamela constable is in Kabul. Every polling place, I visited in the capital and dozens of polling places across the country reported large problems with this organization. Unprepared. Polling officials that didn't work very very very long lines. Many of the polls opened three four or five hours late. Some did not open at all constable speaking to NPR's morning edition voting in southern Kandahar province was delayed because of last week's attacks by the Taliban one left the regional Afghan police chief there. Dead and US army Brigadier General Jeffrey smiley, wounded, President Trump says he's withdrawing the US from a decades old nuclear arms control treaty. Here's NPR's Jeff Brumfield in recent years. Russia has been developing new kinds of missiles that the US things violates this treaty. And so basically President Trump just said we've had enough. I don't want to be in a treaty. If the other side isn't holding up its end of the bargain that treaty was signed in nineteen eighty seven by then President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, this is NPR news from Washington. Canada's former defense minister is urging Ottawa not to allow a Chinese telecommunications giant to develop Canada's next generation wireless network has Dan carpenter reports. He cites concerns about espionage, former defence minister Peter MacKay says one way as Chinese state run company, and he says China along with Russia and Iran have been hacking Canadian systems while ways the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer and a leading smartphone maker, both the US and Australia have had security and espionage concerns fearing that Beijing could potentially order while way to spy or even disabled devices or infrastructure, the US is even banned the sale of while way devices on its military bases or it's used by government workers and contractors earlier this month to US Senator send the letter to prime minister Justin Trudeau urging him to ban while away from Canada's wireless networks for NPR news..

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New immunotherapy drug showing promise for aggressive type of breast cancer

Weekend Edition Sunday

13:29 min | 2 years ago

New immunotherapy drug showing promise for aggressive type of breast cancer

"To many almost a symbol of the corruption and patronage that has held Afghanistan back, and it was really interesting to see election observers at the polls there were four hundred thousand of them many of them there to support their own candidates to make sure that they're candidates got a fair shake in these elections. The fact that so many young people and non-politicians we're willing to put themselves out there. I think shows that there's a new generation of Afghans trying to change things. And just briefly what does it signify that the vote was held after so very long. It's always important to remind people. This is a country in conflict a conflict that the United States is involved in it is and there was a lot of controversy about whether this vote should be held at all. But Afghan officials were adamant and international officials were adamant that they were going forward with this vote. And I think today they might be happy with their decision. More than three million of eight point eight million registered voters coming out there. Trying to show that the that Afghantistan is making progress as it battles insurgents around the country. The Taliban are resurgent Islamic state was against the vote and yet still Afghans came out to exercise their civil rights that is Jennifer gloss in Kabul. Thank you so much great to talk to you. Thousands of Central American migrants are at Mexico's southern border with water Malla that's some fifteen hundred miles from Mexico's border with the United States. But President Trump says he'll end regional US aid, send troops and cancel appending trade agreement with Mexico if the migrants reached the United States, this isn't the first time Trump is used aid is a political lever targeting Central America. But how effective are those threats? And will they have unintended consequences? Joining us now is Andrew Natsios. He was a former administrator for the United States agency for international development or USA ID under President, George W Bush, welcome to the program. Good morning. So the US says it's working with Central American countries and Mexico to help them address issues such as governance and rule of law, democracy and food security, it provides a lot of aid to these troubled countries. What happens if the United States cut off that aid? It's interesting their programs to grow their economies. So that people won't have a motivation to leave there. Countries that the principal reason. People migrate particularly in Central America is for better jobs and a better life for economic reasons and the trigger that usually sets them off in terms of their journey. To the United States to the border is gang violence in. So if you can reduce gang violence and increase economic growth in these countries than the motivation to leave their countries toward the United States will diminish and took to cancel those programs means they're putting the American people at risk. When you look at how US aid has been deployed in the past. You know, often presidents see it as a two prong strategy. Right. You on the one hand, you might use enforcement, you might use other sort of more direct methods of trying to influence other nations. But on the other hand, they also use aid. They use aid usually in a more positive way. In other words, if we ever an ally of ours, it's unstable or it's under attack by terrorists groups or by neighboring power, that's hostile the United States. Then we will try to strengthen them. There are instances historically in the last seventy years in both Republican and democratic administrations where presidents have threatened to cut off aid. President Trump is not the first one to do that Lyndon Johnson cancel food aid to India in the middle of a food emergency in the nineteen sixties because they were neutral in the Cold War, and he was annoyed with him. So we cancelled the shipments. But I don't recall President Bush or. Clinton or President Obama actually threatened to cut off aid. If countries didn't do it because negative incentives don't tend to work that. Well, full disclosure, you sit on the advisory board for an aide contractor in Central America. What do you say to critics who say US aid has been ineffective that despite all this money? People are still fleeing to the United States an aid program is not going to stop political forces that are dysfunctional or trying to destabilise countries in Central America. That's not the purpose of the program. That's for the defense department and the CIA and the White House to deal with in State Department. This president has been pretty open though about operating in a transactional manner. He recently said at the United Nations in New York few give anything to us. And that is why we are taking a hard look at US foreign assistance. He's made it clear that he doesn't really believe in aid is a tool of American interests. Well, actually, if he didn't I think he just propose abolishing. Or the State Department's programs is he transactional. Yes. He is. And I think these threats don't look at the actual reality of what's going on. That was Andrew Natsios. He is now executive professor at the Bush school of government and public service at Texas. Am university. Thank you so much. Thank you very much.

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Afghanistan, Gulf and Mississippi River FOX discussed on Michael Wallace and Steve Scott

Michael Wallace and Steve Scott

00:17 sec | 3 years ago

Afghanistan, Gulf and Mississippi River FOX discussed on Michael Wallace and Steve Scott

"A deadly attack on. US troops in Afghanistan Stephen from US forces Afghantistan says one American. Servicemen were was killed another wounded during a parent insider. Attack in eastern Afghanistan Monday the wounded service members. Listed in stable condition the death marks the sixth. American killed in Afghanistan

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Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

04:22 min | 3 years ago

Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

"Live from npr news in washington i'm barbara kline president trump is on his way to helsinki finland for tomorrow's summit with russian president vladimir putin trump says he'll bring up last week's federal indictment of twelve russian intelligence officers for interfering in the us election but when asked in a cbs interview whether he would request putin extradite the russian officers trump says he hadn't considered it while i might i hadn't thought of that but i certainly i'll be asking about it meanwhile scottish police say they've arrested a man they say is connected to a paragliding incident over president trump's golf course in scotland friday evening as the president was entering the resort npr's alice fordham reports in a stunt organized by the environmental group greenpeace someone used a powered parachute to fly low of the gulf coast where the president spent the weekend tailing a banner that read trump wellbelowpar hashtag resist police say it was a violation of closed as base and now say they have arrested a fifty five year old man intonation with the incident trump's than four days in the uk in his post trip is president bush's prime minister theresa may field sunday morning that trump advised tattoo sue the european union rather than negotiate britain's departure from the block may said she had no intention of following that advice alice food him npr news gluskin iraq's prime minister sending troops and aid as protests spread throughout the southern part of the country demonstrators closed roads leading to major oilfields npr's jane raff reports it's more than one hundred and ten degrees there but protesters have gathered in cities across the south of iraq every day for the past week the south is the heart of iraq's oil industry but it's the poorest region in the country people there are demanding jobs and basic services like steady electricity prime minister hydro about sent soldiers and special forces to protect oil installations and government buildings that's after protesters and at least two cities stormed government offices some cities have imposed curfews about he is now promising three billion dollars in investments to create jobs in the region jane arraf npr news amman jordan the un says this year on afghantistan has been the deadliest for civilians in a decade that's when the u n mission there began recording civilian deaths the un says nearly seventeen hundred civilians have been killed in the first half of this year npr's diaa hadid reports the un says most civilians were killed in militant attacks mostly perpetrated by isis and the taliban many of those were brutal like january incident where the taliban hid explosives in an ambulance on main street in kabul that killed more than one hundred people but clashes between government forces and militants will also deadly two civilians npr's diaa hadid in islam abbad this is npr from k q e d news i'm tiffany cam high okay i gotta say i they noticed stepping out of my car there's a stench here i'm in the parking lot of san leandro water pollution control plant it's right by the oakland airport and next to a down that's where i met with plant manager justin jensen he's showing me another project getting tax money from measure a that's the clean and healthy bay measure this is the pond this deep this used to be a polishing pond meaning that we used to actually send our treatment plant effluent out here and process it further effluent is the treated water coming out of the plant the pond itself is about four acres it's overgrown with algae and there's a broken foot bridge now it's basically just temporary water storage johnson says with the help of measure a money it could be so much more changes this from what you see right here which is kind of an ugly old unused pond into something that's actually used to produce very very clean water this project will do that by creating wetlands to further treat the water coming out of the plant jackson says if the money wasn't granted the plant would have to construct more water storage tanks and use chemicals to treat the water.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

04:07 min | 3 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

"We love the americans they have a fire resume we are cousin plays in the basketball league across the board in iraq so the kurds you know there's been this huge war in syria and the kurds sort of been alyce united states there's a reason why because the the united states has sort of been probably in its own self interest sort of treating them as as their own country in this part of the world the curb they got screwed after yeah i mean they speak a language group similar tyron a persian they don't speak in airbag language even though they sort of got chopped into era bec countries and so so yeah that's why that's why i read the iraq war was so weird because you have you have shia muslims living in the south and more towards iran right and then you have the sunni muslims living more in the north and that's where a lot of the big battles were happening it's half brothers in the captain in the army and he was in charge of putting up provisional government in afghanistan i think possibly okay iraq iraq i thought it was afghantistan but they had to like took about a year to settle on which percentages of kurds and shiites and whatever else iraq the f gas yeah really finally decide okay the hundred seats twelve for this group thirty seven for this they finally figure out number they could agree on okay let's have our first meeting oh i'm not sitting in a room with occurred your mind and he was like that's my tour guy inherit this now and it used to be in instead of drawing borders you just fought it out and that's here's what i really wanna go this is like let's foot through this but like i'm with you 'cause you're towards central asia i've never been there tajikstan all the stands but not afghantistan pakistan's much tajikstan kerr's extend becca tan took minutes then although i talked to someone who's just a pakistan and it's like man it's just pakistan pakistan is so normal you know there's your the scary stuff coming out of it but i think it's regions i think it's like we're ever what's his name was hiding out is like you don't go to that part yeah well there's the tribal regions on the border of afghanistan but there's these big cosmopolitan cities and again i can't speak to pakistan because i haven't been there but i've talked to people who've been there recently and and look look how big i ran is a big mountainous country and actually even during the axis of evil days iranians have always been really friendly towards the united states in part because a lot of them have cousins in los angeles right there's a big persian person sure sure and they know that you know even though they have this repressive theocratic regime they know they know the score they know that that that their cousins are living better in los angeles and there's even though united states is the great satan air quotes also always been oddly like noncombative towards us and towards even towards israel like they're fine with jews there's lots of persian jews and their experiences like nowhere to like we'll just fine but they're just antizionist so they're just not a fan of israel but like jews aren't a problem to them at all but like you wouldn't expect because you like arabs jews not exactly well there is there in the news about ten years ago there's this thing where like they thirteen jews were on trial in iran and everybody's like iran hates jews and then i was talking to somebody jewish iranian friend in california he's like dude they didn't pay off the right people right and so i think we forget sometimes as americans that just how much graft and relationships and sort of the weird haggling wing of life consists of in these other countries most of the stores we're looking at a map of the middle east and south asia right now very few stores in this entire giant region have price tags mean the price on the tag right for your jumping off point cultures use me in indiana know that if you wanna to trinity the you have to bribe the right person right that's just how things get done and so in that particular case is that that that certain people had got tired of paying off a certain administrative it's like oh they're jews will put them on trial for for blasphemy and it wasn't about blasphemy is about somebody right and that happens oftentimes we see the world through.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM

KKOB 770 AM

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM

"And the epic battle to survive the vietnam war as we noted on this program just a few weeks ago the end of january that was the half century mark following the ted offensive full disclosure i was in the defensive with the one ninety nine th light infantry brigade this is a story of echo company they are with the one hundred first airborne division doug stanton how did you come to tell the story i came to tell it because i'd written what i thought was a survival story at sea of uss indianapolis and it's thinking now that's world war two and it may seem like funny bridge to vietnam but i was in a helicopter and afghantistan and an older soldier tug me on the sleeve and he'd read that first book in harm's way and said would you write a survival story about my buddies and me in vietnam and i thought that's an interesting way to approach what we've often think of is purely up kind of geopolitical story what is the human side of the story what did it feel like well what are you who are you today because you were there at destroy doesn't seem to be in our american kind of airspace these days and so i set out to do just that you did stand parker and al dove are two of the principal figures tell us a little bit about each one is actually from hawaii he's a surfer he he was very courageous and a lot of these guys i feel like they courageous in two ways one they they came home from this war they survived it into they decided to talk to me or someone like me and l in fact can't read the thing that came up during our interviews he in fact couldn't read really his induction paper he signed the next to it and yet he became very literate and full storyteller of what happened to him didn't get along with his father he's he's alice searching for a lot of things stan parker from gary indiana his father was nine worker world war two a veteran.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And connecting things like financial their financial transactions are last cell phone call spots the you know their their vehicle information again he's suspected terrorists and afghantistan and individual put in the suspected terrorists name and it was very common name and it incorrectly linked it with another person that was completely innocent who shared the same name and this person was then the innocent was then scheduled for target in the limitation kill and so the said wait stop this isn't correct and called in a team of of the palestinians who was on on site there with this this analyst in and was able to to pause it and this person had to stop her her work for about two weeks while while the pollen tear engineers kinda worked at through but it took about two weeks and had to halt that investigation and no one was incorrectly killed but if it hadn't been caught it would have been no one was incorrectly killed in that instance that's right that we know of and you know a lot of this is just simply not in the public domain and you may or may not be able to answer this next question but but one of the co founders of this company and indeed the the company single largest shareholder is peter thiel he supported trump when he was running for president there are some indications that that relationship may be a little rocky but i'm just curious how that relationship is something that palin tear can either use or not to land more business with the government and elsewhere peter thiel was at the white house dinner last month in included saffir cats of oracle there he was a member of the trump transition team he spoke on behalf of him at the republican national convention the the process for awarding contracts as a lot of layers to it the pollen tear has actually sued the government twice now to allow them to compete for contracts with the us army and also the navy and just one over eight hundred million dollar contract with the us army to replace their dc gps system distributed common ground system which is the eyes the ears the brain of the whole army intelligence system so your question you know does that mean that he.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on The Global Politico

The Global Politico

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on The Global Politico

"Yes he probably couldn't articulate if you if you were sitting down with him like you're saying with me and you asked donald trump what is our policy on syria what do you think of it say to be tough not to be sucked in to be letting someone else to the work there that's what he said and that is the consistent theme again so i think none of this is surprising in the sense that donald trump sees that everybody everywhere is always seeking to take advantage of us and to rip us off again probably informed by his time in new york real estate you know he thinks other countries are trying to rip us off he thinks that our allies are trying to rip us off to get a good deal at our expense he's thinks that adversaries are trying to rip us off and so you know that's what he said about syria basically it was bad deal we spent he claimed the fear with seven trillion dollars most people think it was probably closer to one trillion with iraq and syria and afghantistan you know he thinks it's a bad deal but then he want to i mean he's kind of on politically solid ground here like i don't think that there's any groundswell of american support for military action in syria beyond what i mean there are thousands of us american support the united states of america being a pillar of democracy and human rights in the world i think they do in the abstract then when push comes to shove when it involves sacrifice you need a president who's gonna make the case them right of course exactly i think that's a really good way of putting it blake and i think in the end that's what we don't have any more what are the long term consequences of america seeding way something that has been traditionally it's major advantage on the world stage is not to just be another country but to be a country that was selling an idea of democracy and freedom and human rights we've now seeded that what does it mean people rock obama found the same political imperative that you're talking about that donald trump is finding which is that there's no groundswell of people when obama said he didn't say i'm not going to intervene in syria by the way.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Wnyc dot org slash events this is fresh air i am teary gross the longest war americans have ever fought is entering its seventeen th year it's a war we can't seem to win and can't seem to withdraw from an it's a war a lot of americans have forgotten about in spite of the fact that thousands of our troops are still fighting and still in harm's way that war in afghanistan crossed the border into pakistan are a stent civil ally and pitted pakistan's intelligence agency the isi against the cia the cia and america's secret wars in afghanistan and pakistan and how the wars fostered a revival of alqaeda and other terrorist networks is the subject of my guess steve calls new book directorate ass directorate ss the wind of a steny intelligence that his secretly trained and armed the extremist islamic group the taliban call as a staff writer for the new yorker and the dean of the columbia university graduate school of journalism his new book is a sequel to his pulitzer prizewinning book ghost wars the secret history of the cia afghantistan end bin laden from the soviet invasion disrupt timber tenth two thousand one steve call welcome back to fresh air so wherever you are critical of some of the things the cia did or didn't do in afghanistan what are your reactions to how president trump is challenging the intelligence agencies on russian interference in the election and calling the moeller investigation a witchhunt our fingers on healthier thank the intelligence services on the fbi are made up of civil servants career in the pen don't analysts said investigators presidents of very diverse political views have relied on them for the facts and what's most bothersome about the way the trump administration particularly president trump has called out the cia and the fbi is that he's undermining the integrity of what are meant to be independent agencies that provide the the truth to the to the white house whether it's welcome or not and i it's part of a series of institutions in this country that the president has attacked and sought to undermine apparently in this case because he is trying to disrupt the investigations that are under way about what happened during the 2016 campaign had any of your sources in the c a.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Your question to the afghantistan pakistan at one level we financed and managed through our implementing partners the construction of worldclass highways that connect the ringroad with the indus highway which essentially connects europe with china and india going through central asia afghanistan pakistan uh we have supported uh both governments in the creation of the transit trade agreement and efforts to discussed and improve that implemented at a work in progress with a long ways to go uh we worked in are working with the private sector in both countries i mentioned in my comments that two weeks ago i was sitting with the leadership of the chamber of commerce and push our uh many of whom are old friends for my years of service there and they have ideas they have influenced that we don't have uh so working at the broader diplomatic political level working in the physical infrastructure level we have also in terms of helping create better procedures for customs and border clearance hugarian usa i d i have had for years the project in afghanistan we have went also now in pakistan to help with that but we can't want this more than the people who were directly involved wanted and so far the collective will has led to a bit of an impasse and we hope that the result of all of what we're doing together with the various participants in the south asia region and its neighbours will lead to a viable answer to your question it will be a major source of opportunity for people and will also be a major uh linkage that will be a peacebuilder over decades of the physical infrastructures there the administrative support is there the political will is expressed on both sides but we need to have a common will to get it done we'll be a part of that but we can't be the only one i think there's also a component to this uh that based on a hub that afghanistan serves in in the position that it's in in the region afghanistan has to depend on a very diversified multimodal transportation system to export to the region it shouldn't be dependent on roads should only be dependent on rail should have.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM

WJNT 1180 AM

02:00 min | 4 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM

"Contractor welcome to trends today usa pratt this is tom how are you to this great thanks for having me on your show i am very glad that you're here with us grad year can be shutting some light on a situation that many people have discussed but they really don't know what else was going on behind the scenes and you know quite a bit and i'm very eager to talk to you a brentwood you might tell me what was your role in libya back in 2012 yeah we will will toro's events that are for us uh solutions is accompanied it was founded by former green beret hamjuri toward as jews uh real deal commando iso afghantistan iraq uh he horn of africa and i came to work with because i've worked with these local guardforce contracts in africa for wall which is what this is all all the local uh guardforce contract and what that is has ever see a lot of people think around the world but the williams cars embassies with esmat must not really the case um they're there as a uh a support role basically but they're there air to make sure that the classified information that's protect sugars usually not that many people in the marine security guard detachment and so it falls on what's called local guard forces which your local nationals hired by a contractor security company like ours the train gunmen deployed them they're kind of the tsa for folks who like travel elected kea study of the department of state you know they run the outer security the uh you know the ray machines and led nedic uh walk through detectors but that so that's what i'm that's what the company air specializes in highthreat low threat be i took a team them to libya in the middle of two thousand eleven right about the time that tripoli fell we came from tunisia and usually the state department as a large uh need for support in a postconflict saw when the reopening at embassy so we went in with the idea we will just see what kind of business would come out of that relate to that won't be do so we were there for quite a few months.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

01:53 min | 4 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"So i'm not sure what the afghantistan equivalent of that is but um to probably as one one person shouldn't be able to just launch and new i mean what the congress has to approve it or i don't understand well i mean it's if it's the one imagines a state of emergency right it's like dr strangelove you can't you can convened an emergency meeting with at least like the leaders of congress i mean i can't we have our or up a joint goals the joy i mean i think we imagine that no president would wanted to slay do that that guess he would have been meeting and you would have advisers and there isn't really an emergency that would require some one un yeah i just i mean toys serious i think they need to make they need to completely change this as yet nodar hottie lay of a protocol but there's their all his out in it right like there must always be aware much guest the president could just do that the may be the there's a lot of flake rules around when the thing is a president can break the rules mean that's the problem raith like the light of the morning who hasn't knows what the rules are they don't have to gratiot i guess so but that's always the problem at these scenarios as like that person is a relatively low level in play or you can you set it up so it requires like three or four people to do at european so it's like the so aglet joint sheets to like actually do something like their thumbprint has to be put on it or whatever you i mean i just went there is a way to do because that's just not right i don't care even it was obama it's not one person should not just be able to annihilate like a country non i'm with you hey we have asleep plus segment for you today we're gonna talk about the lips yes the equity that is the god of the eclipse cathedral walked every step of the path of totality i did and cures to cranston and the eclipse i'm the anti of road we're going to fight at about eric lipton if you're not you're the foot close member to the flicked accomplished jeffco's plus.

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"afghantistan" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

01:32 min | 4 years ago

"afghantistan" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"The speech yet on afghantistan nothing has leaked now there's na nothing ought not in the league that has been leaked and it it does make you uh wonder uh if they've got it under control i i think friday was at least one sign that they're attempting that but things can change drastically in just the just a heartbeat eight six six ninety red eye a coast to coast path seventy miles in width will display the first total eclipse of the sun visible in the united states since 1979 and perhaps more impressively ri u s coast to coast eight clips event in ninety nine years yet usda meteorologist brad ropy says weather will factor into monday's view it as only to areas of the country curley can expect clear visibility at minimal threat of cloud contamination fight to pick to spots the interior southeast parts of tennessee and kentucky perhaps into upstate south carolina and the other goods spot would be in northcentral to northeastern oregon although the event should last around two hours monday two to four pm eastern time eleven am to one pm pacific the toll eclipse itself is expected to last less than three minutes and while those in the narrow path weather permitting we'll see a total eclipse rep he says the entire us including alaska and hawaii well at least experience a partial eclipse not ride beta reporting for the us department of agriculture at washington d c this report is a service of sent acts roadmaster xl and shell rotella.

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