35 Burst results for "Al-Qaeda"
Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Convicted of Seditious Conspiracy
"Talk to us first about this conviction because this seems like, according to all the legal experts, this is kind of a big deal as Joe Biden would say. It is hard to prove seditious conspiracy, and this was a good day for the government. Yeah, it absolutely was a great day and for those of you who actually read the book they want to kill Americans, you probably would have had most of the details of the indictment against Stewart road written out in that long narrative form showing he had started this conspiracy way back in 2020. And I've mentioned several times on this show that the reason I wrote that book was the things we were seeing that were happening between the oath keepers and the Proud Boys in August of 2020. And by September, they were exhorting all of their followers to start buying body armor, weapons, equipment, to go out and get tactical training and to be prepared for the post election period. And that's when the true conspiracy began that they were intending to act as a militia for Donald Trump personally. And to affect the overthrow of the government of the United States. So seditious conspiracy with the last time that anyone had been convicted of that was in 1992, 1993 with the guy who blew up the first World Trade Center bomb. Yeah. Um, Abdul Rahman in New York City. Conspiracy to attack the United States. So now Stuart roads is in the exact same position as Al-Qaeda.
The Ongoing War Against the ‘Disinformation Police’
"Story is remarkable. Somebody said Charlie, we knew this all along. No, we really didn't actually. We did not know the depth and the complexity and how blatant they are. So look, here's the big takeaway. We created a vast national security bureaucracy. And they're always going to try to justify their existence. So people like Lindsey Graham and senator blumenthal and senator Murphy that kind of uni party defender defense of the national security state, they're always saying, well, you know, terrorists could be around the corner. The problem is, what happens when you have a supply and demand problem with terrorists? Well, then you have to go find new terrorists. If all of a sudden, America doesn't have as many terrorists as you think we do, and ISIS and Al-Qaeda are not as strong as they used to be, but then you've got to go find new terrorists. And those terrorists just happen to be right wingers. So terrorism has faded in the traditional sense. And thanks to left wing politics, we aren't allowed to care about our border, so they've turned on the easiest target. Imaginable. DHS, by the way, should we focus on the invasion of our country 2 million people coming into America? Not worried about whether or not someone is challenging that we send aid to Ukraine or wondering, hey, are we really systemically racist? Policing free speech, monitoring speech, spying on the public and targeting etern internal American dissidents is the new focus of this regime. So the only fix to this is admitting an acknowledging we made a mistake when we passed the Patriot Act, we made a mistake when we put the DHS into power. We need to tear down these organizations quickly because we never needed them in the first place.
How the DHS Became the KGB
"An FBI official described to the intercept intercept being reassigned this year from the bureau's international terrorism division where they worked on things like Al-Qaeda and ISIS to the domestic terrorism division to investigate Americans. Their job involves penetrating online chat rooms and discussions to disrupt them. Now we are always talked about the famous we talked a lot about the famous disinformation governance board. When DHS announced and then quickly shut it down. But even though the board was shut down, its mission continues through other pernicious avenues. Immigration custom enforcement border patrol Secret Service they now all have their own anti disinformation components. The government using your taxpayer dollars without congressional oversight without congressional consent on a daily basis is no longer focused on ISIS or Al-Qaeda. No, they're using the terror apparatus that was built post 9 11 to go after you. Maga supporters, America first, conservatives, freedom lovers, this entire apparatus is for shredding the First Amendment, policing speech, and they are inserting and intervening into the distribution of information. How is this legal? And the answer is it really isn't.
Palestinian motorist killed after alleged car ramming attack
"Two car bombs in Somalia's capital have killed over a hundred people Ambulances rushed to the scene of the attack at a busy junction in Mogadishu The attack took place in the same location as an even more deadly attack 5 years ago in which 500 people died People gathered at the aftermath of the scene amongst twisted metal and collapsed concrete many opened up body bags and search of their loved ones The Al-Qaeda linked Al shabab extremist group claimed responsibility saying it targeted the education ministry the group said the ministry was an enemy base in which the government is attempting to remove Somali children from the Islamic faith
Oldest Guantanamo Bay prisoner transferred to Pakistan after 17 years
"The oldest prisoner to be held at Guantanamo Bay is released and returned to his home country The foreign ministry in Islamabad and the U.S. Defense Department are confirming that 75 year old saifa paracha a Pakistani national was released and reunited with his family after spending more than 17 years in U.S. custody in Cuba After being captured in 2003 paracha was held at Guantanamo on suspicion of ties to Al-Qaeda but was never charged with a crime The notification of his release does not give a detailed reasoning for the decision but it concludes that paracha is not a continuing threat to the United States
'Defenders of the West' Author Raymond Ibrahim Shares His Background
"Raymond Ibrahim, welcome to the program. Hi, Eric. Great to be with you. Thanks. Don't be nervous that you're sitting in for John's mirac. Others have done it before. Many of them have died, violent deaths. But I'm just saying, just put that out of your mind. But when John's mirac raves and raves about someone, it's really not difficult to us for us to understand, we need to get this person. And so we're just really grateful to you for coming on. And tell my audience a little bit about yourself. I mentioned that you're the author of a brand new book called defenders of the west, the Christian heroes who stood against Islam. What is your own background? I know you have an Egyptian background as well. Yeah, so my family is the cops Coptic every time I say that word coughs have to people ask me what precincts I come from, but cops Coptic of course the indigenous Christians from Egypt so my parents immigrated to the United States in the mid 60s. I was born and raised here. Because of that background being coming from a Christian minority sect from the Middle East, surrounded by Islam. I was always interested in, of course, in those issues, but then in college, as you mentioned, Victor David saints and was my professor for many years and I'm proud to say a friend and mentor and so forth. I naturally gravitated towards history, military history, and then long story short in 2001 when I was writing my master's thesis with the Victor Davis as Victor David Sanchez my chair. It was actually about the first military encounter between Islam and the west for really Christianity, Christendom. And because I was employing the languages I was studying, Arabic and Greek and so forth. And anyway, long story short, and then that's when 9 11 happened and I went to Georgetown university, studied there for a little bit in their contemporary center for Arab studies, which is, as I later found out, it was very ideologically charged. And I left there. Despite stellar performance, I might add straight age, but I had to leave there just because of the political reasons and then I got a job at the Library of Congress in the near east section where I dealt with Arabic materials and other Middle Eastern languages. Sounds writings by Al-Qaeda in the early 2000s and long story short. That got translated into my first book, the Al-Qaeda reader,
Eric Welcomes Erick Stakelbeck, Host of "The Watchman" on TBN
"Heard of Eric stackelberg? Neither by Eric stackelberg, who are you. Now you're my friend, and I can joke around with my friends. You are in case anybody doesn't know who you are. You're the news director for TBN and you do so much as the news director for TBN that I just like to check in with you now and again, especially with regard to the Middle East, so Eric, let's start there. We just had 9 11 the anniversary 21 years. And it's a funny thing because suddenly 9 11 seems old. It's like we used to talk about terrorism in the Middle East and radical Islam all the time and it's like that we're not talking about that so much anymore, but the Iran nuclear deal is in danger of being put back on the table by this corrupt Biden regime forgive me for being political. What do you think is going on? You know more about this than almost anybody. So let's talk about that. Eric, thank you. Hey, number one, in terms of the lack of coverage of 9 11. I found it stunning that the 21st anniversary of 9 11, which took place in New York City, of course, was not even mentioned on the front page of The New York Times. Stunning. That's how far or how low we have gone in the past 21 years. The anniversary of the worst terror attack in U.S. history, which unfolded in New York City is not even mentioned on the front page of the so called paper of record The New York Times, but where have we gone? I think part of it Eric is our leadership and the media class, which is predominantly of the left needless to say, they want to move on. And that's part of the Iran nuclear deal Eric, which you mentioned, and the push for that, the left wants to focus on transforming America from within focus on the domestic front. Foreign policy for them foreign entanglement as they see them, that's a distraction. Look no further than Afghanistan last year speaking of 9 11, the regime which harbored Al-Qaeda, which attacked us the Taliban is now back in power because the Biden administration could not wait to beat a hasty retreat out of Afghanistan. So
Is the Trump Movement Like Syria's Kurds, an Ally for Christians?
"Have the joy of speaking with our friend John mirac John. You have an article at stream dot org. People need to know to go to stream dot org and find your article. The title is, is the Trump movement like Syria's Kurds and indispensable ally for Christians. Right. So I was telling the story of the devastation of the Christians of Iraq after the American invasion in 2003. In Syria, something similar seemed likely to happen. The Arab Spring was going to bring democracy to Syria was going to overthrow its evil dictator and the American liberals and American neoconservatives were all gung Ho excited that it was going to overthrow this Arab dictator. Only problem was, the people were going to overthrow it, were radical Islamists linked to Al-Qaeda, John McCain lied to us about that. He flew over there and said, I vetted them. They're moderate rebels. They're moderate, moderate. During the 2016 presidential campaign in the foreign policy debate among Republicans out of all those like 12 or 13 Republican candidates. All of them but three wanted to shoot down Russian planes to help these Al-Qaeda linked Islamist jihadis take over a country with a million Christians. And of course, ethnically cleansed them like they had in Iraq.
Will We Rise Up and Tell Our Leaders We're Not Putting Up With This?
"Time there is a crisis, are we going to rise up and tell our leaders, we're not going to put up with it. We failed the test after the financial crisis. We failed the test after COVID. After COVID, too many Republicans, too many grassroots people, we were in a state of fear and now we look back, we said, oh, we all know better. Well, our Republican leaders didn't lockdowns, mask mandates, vaccine mandates. Spending trillions of dollars, we don't have, and now the war is no longer against ISIS. It's no longer against Taliban. It's no longer against the Taliban, no longer against Al-Qaeda. No, they are now convinced that the war is here.
Democrats Vote for the People, Republicans Vote for Campaign Checks
"I was just going through. I know this sounds like a press release. However, this really is pretty extraordinary. What President Biden and the Democrats have gotten accomplished? This is just from the news story about the speech. Biden has racked up big wins on longtime democratic goals, including taxing corporations and the ultra wealthy signing into law the biggest climate change bill in history, making huge inroads on reducing drug prices, working to get what is now a massive reduction in gas prices and stabilization of inflation, helping millions of veterans access care for toxin based cancers signing the first major gun control law in decades maintaining an even reducing historically low unemployment while overseeing historic job and wage growth, signing the first major infrastructure Bill in decades getting America's first black woman justice confirmed that the Supreme Court removing the leader of Al-Qaeda strengthening and expanding NATO while supporting Ukraine after Russia attacked the sovereign nation and more. Okay, so thanks for coming on. Good night. Well, and Stephanie, so that's the good on the democratic side. What's the bad on the Republican side? If you take a look at all those bills in the House, the inflation reduction act, the American rescue plan, no Republican voted for those. Infrastructure law, 200 Republicans voted no. The chips and science act, a 187 Republicans voted no. For veterans, a 174 Republicans voted no. Gun safety Bill, a 193 Republicans voted no. Violence against women act 200 Republicans voted no. So the contrast is stark in that Democrats are fighting for regular regular everyday people and the Republicans, if they're special interests aren't stroking a contribution or a campaign check, then they can't vote yes.
Eric Trump: FBI Raid Was Directed by the White House
"Eric Trump on newsmax. This does not happen without presidential consent. You know The White House new Mark my word, they're out there today saying that no one in The White House knew this was a 100% mark my word directed by the White House. This is a political hit on my father. They know Biden's floundering the polls. He's doing absolutely horrible. And so what do they do? They put on a stunt like this. And I want everybody to remember, God forbid, I hate having to say this, but if there's ever another terrorist attack in this country, if there's ever another school shooting in this country, the next time you see a serial killer in this country, I want everybody to remember that the FBI spent all their resources going into Mar-a-Lago to look for effectively records for a public library, you know, rather than being focused on China who's ripping off America every single day rather than being focused on the threats that plagued this country, terrorism that wants to come in here, Al-Qaeda. By the way, that raid, 9 hours, 9 hours they were rummaging around immoral Lago. Eric Trump now says, and this is coming from the attorneys, the Trump attorneys. They said they were shown the warrant from a distance, but they were told that they were not allowed to observe anything. They had to leave the building and here's the most important part of this folks. And this is why we know something else was going on in Mar-a-Lago. They told the Mar-a-Lago staff to turn off all of the security cameras. So
Taliban claim they unaware of al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan
"The Taliban government claims they didn't know about the top Al-Qaeda leader living in their capital The Islamic emirate of Afghanistan's commission for cultural affairs had issued a statement condemning Sunday's drone attack on a residential home in Kabul Today the Taliban said they are investigating what they described as claims that Al-Qaeda chief amen Al warri was killed In a statement the group says that it has no knowledge of aswar's arrival and residents in Afghanistan the Taliban had promised in the 2020 Doha agreement that they would not harbor Al-Qaeda members or those seeking to attack the U.S. but U.S. officials say the home belonged to interior minister ajdin Haqqani the deputy head of the Taliban who heads the Haqqani network and insurgent group that's been fighting in the country since at least the Soviet invasion in 1979 Jennifer King Washington
Al Qaeda's Emir Al-Zawahiri Killed in Kabul by US Drone
"An American drone strike has now killed. You may remember, I'm in also operating from such as at 9 11 and the bombing of the Tanzania and Kenya embassies. Well, he was a key plotter on September 11th. He took over for Osama bin Laden after Osama bin Laden's untimely demise at the hands of the United States Navy seals. President Biden announced on Monday night that zahra had been killed and he was very triumphal about it and understandable. I mean, the fact is that it's a very good thing for the United States when a high ranking terrorist in Al-Qaeda is indeed killed. He was killed by drone strike in the heart of downtown Kabul over the weekend. There's a 21 year manhunt for him. Apparently he was responsible more than anyone except for bin Laden for September 11th. Biden gave a 7 minute nationally televised address from The White House here is what it sounded like. The United States successfully concluded an air strike in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed the emir of Al-Qaeda. Iman elza weary. You know, is that where he was bin Laden's leader, he was with him all the whole time. He was his number two managed deputy at the time of terrorist attack 9 11. He was deeply involved in the planning of 9 11. One of the most responsible for the attacks and murdered 2977 people on American soil. Well, Joe Biden is very reliant on this particular story to shield him from criticism over Afghanistan. You'll notice that one of the things that he is focused very in on is the idea that no matter that the United States actually does not have assets on the ground in Afghanistan somehow will still be able to combat the terror threat in Afghanistan. According to The New York Times, American intelligence agencies track down ozu opry in Kabul earlier this year and spent months determining it really was him hiding out in a house in a crowded section of the Afghan capital by hiding out. We mean kind of living in the open, apparently. After receiving authorization from Biden a week ago, the CIA fired two hellfire missiles and killed Oswald free on a balcony of the house without killing anyone else, including members of his family or any nearby civilians according to American officials. A reminder, by the way, that the American military is unbelievably good at its job. That when the American military decides to take you out, they will take you out without killing anyone else while you stand on a balcony at 6 18 in the morning. I mean, that is pretty impressive stuff there from the American military.
Al-Zawahri's path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-Qaida
"Rumors persist of unease in the Taliban ranks particularly between the powerful group known as the Haqqani network which apparently sheltered amun Al Sari and other Taliban figures One Pakistani intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press as he isn't authorized to speak publicly to reporters says that the killing of Al zawahiri has raised many questions Had taken over as Al-Qaeda's leader after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan in 2011 in an operation by the navy seals the official ads the Taliban were aware of his presence in Kabul And if they were not aware of it they needed to explain their position I'm Charles De Ledesma
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"al qaeda" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"If you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you and take you out. Fond of white headgear and a Kalashnikov, mister zawahiri was one of the most recognizable figures in the global jihadist movement. Second only to Osama bin Laden, with whom it's widely believed he plotted the attacks of 9 11. Al-Qaeda has been regrouping since America withdrew from Afghanistan nearly a year ago, despite the ruling Taliban's promise not to host or help the group. While mister zawahiri's death will be celebrated in The White House, it probably won't do much to stem the terrorist group's resurgence. His death is incredibly significant in a way global jihadism has completely dropped off the global agenda. We have problems in Ukraine, tensions over Taiwan, the Iranian nuclear deal is hanging by a thread. Is our defense editor. Mister zawahiri is killing is a reminder that it's still there that America still has problems in the Middle East. And that Al-Qaeda is still finding pretty safe haven in the country that America left in chaotic fashion this time last year. And what do we know about the operation to kill him? Well, nobody really was sure where mister zawahiri was. It turns out that not long ago, sometimes this year he had moved to Afghanistan, and he was living in a safe house on the edge of the capital city Kabul. And that safe house was provided by an organization called the Haqqani network, the Haqqani network is a kind of semi autonomous militant group, which is part of the Taliban, but it also has very strong links to both Al-Qaeda, going back a long way. And to Pakistan's spy agency, the ISI, the leader of that group. So after din Haqqani is the acting interior minister for the Taliban. So U.S. intelligence found him, they created models of the safe house, just like they did for the raid on Osama bin Laden back in 2011. And eventually Joe Biden said go for it. So the CIA fired two hellfire missiles, which are these very, very accurate missiles fired from drones. And they killed him when he stepped out onto the balcony. American officials have said nobody else was killed. There were no civilian casualties, no members of his family. And it seems to have been a pretty clinical precise operation. And let's wind back a little bit here. What do we know about mister zawahiri? Came from a prominent Egyptian family. He was a doctor. He was a surgeon. He served in the Egyptian army for a while actually, and he drifted into the orbit of the Muslim Brotherhood, a political Islamist organization that provided the intellectual current for lots of the jihadist movements that followed. He eventually made his way to Afghanistan where he met Osama bin Laden, and although he maintained his own organization for a long time, Islamic Jihad. He eventually merged that with Al-Qaeda and he became bin Laden's number two and eventually took over as leader of the organization as the emir of the organization when bin Laden was killed in 2011. And how has Al-Qaeda been under his leadership since then? In many ways, it's been on the back foot. There were not many spectacular terrorist attacks in the west that were attributed to Al-Qaeda after September 11th, there were many in the Middle East, and then what happened in 2014 was that a splinter of Al-Qaeda, the organization that was once called Al-Qaeda in Iraq, but you and I would recognize as the Islamic State. That really stole Al-Qaeda's thunder. It blitzed across Iraq and Syria, as you might recall, it set up a caliphate, and Al-Qaeda really looked like it was being eclipsed. So Al-Qaeda was not looking like a particularly strong force until more recently. What do you mean by that? And what does it mean, in fact, for Al-Qaeda and global jihadism generally that its leader should have been killed in this way? Well, what happened more recently was that Islamic State caliphate was dismantled by a U.S. led coalition in Iraq and Syria. And I think even more importantly, America's departure from Afghanistan last year gave Al-Qaeda a lot of breathing room. You know, it finally had an ally, the Taliban running things in Kabul, and it was able to raise funds. It was able to communicate with followers. It was able to organize. It's clearly interesting that zawahiri felt safe enough to move not only back into Afghanistan, but into a safe house on the edge of Kabul, Al-Qaeda officials were playing an advisory role with the Taliban, according to a UN report that was published just a few weeks ago actually. And at the same time, it's affiliates had grown stronger as well. So if you think about Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, which was in Afghanistan in Pakistan, Al shabaab, the organization in Somalia, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP in Yemen, those were all doing pretty well. So in that sense, Al-Qaeda had bounced back. I think the wahis death is a pretty big blow just at that moment. So what do we know about who will replace him and inherit the leadership at this seemingly crucial time? The walls a little bit of buzz a while ago that it could be Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden. But the Americans say they killed him back in 2017, 2018. So what most officials think is that his successor is a man called safe Al adult. That's a sort of non daguerre it's not his real name. He's a really enigmatic figure. He's a former Egyptian commando. He was briefly the interim leader of Al-Qaeda before zawahiri took the job. He played an absolutely critical role in some of the key Al-Qaeda operations of the past 20 years, including attacks against American embassies in East Africa in 1998. And he's got a $10 million bounty on his head. I think what's most interesting about Saif Al adult is not really who he is. It's where he is because he has been in Iran for 20 years. Iran is obviously a Shia regime. It has a very uneasy relationship, lower pragmatic relationship with Al-Qaeda, which is a Sunni jihadist organization. And nobody really knows how much freedom he has. Would he be allowed to leave to take over the organization? So this is going to be one of the big new questions for Al-Qaeda. Can he go back to Afghanistan? Or is he going to feel safer staying out of the country where his predecessor has just been blown to pieces on a balcony in the capital city? And what about that question of Afghanistan as a bold hall of breeding ground for a jihadism? That was certainly a question we had when we spoke when America withdrew from the country. American officials had been insisting when they left Afghanistan. When they signed a deal with the Taliban that Al-Qaeda was degraded to employ the phrase used by Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence in America, what Mark milley America's chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said was that it would probably take between 6 and 36 months for jihadist groups to regroup in Afghanistan. Well, what's become clear of two things? Firstly, Al-Qaeda has found pretty favorable circumstances in Afghanistan. The Taliban have not adhered to the deal they signed with America saying they would sabotage with Al-Qaeda. Instead, Al-Qaeda is woven into the fabric of the Taliban leadership, although we don't know if members of the Haqqani network or members of the Taliban may have sold zawahiri out. But I think what justice important here is that there was a really vigorous debate last year, Jason, over whether America would still have the intelligence and the physical means to take out high value targets like this in Afghanistan because they no longer had the Afghan army to help them. What this shows is that the Biden administration is still able to do what we call over the horizon counter terrorism, despite being knee deep in Ukraine, despite facing huge challenges around the world. The CIA and American spies are still 20 years on from the war on terror, able to find individuals sitting on balconies in Kabul with no real functioning embassy, no real functioning presence on the ground that is anything other than secret and take them out. And
Biden: Killing of al-Qaida leader is long-sought 'justice'
"As another 9 11 anniversary approaches President Biden says one of the attacks key planners has been killed Justice has been delivered The president says a weekend drone strike in Afghanistan killed eamon Al warri who was Osama bin Laden's top Al-Qaeda deputy during the attacks before taking over the group to the families of 9 11 victims Is my hope that this decisive actual bring one more measure of closure The president described alls of wari as a vicious killer whom U.S. intelligence tracked down in a Kabul house The operation is a significant counter terror win for the Biden administration the early a year after American troops left Afghanistan military officials said Al-Qaeda was trying to rebuild and still wanted to attack the U.S. Sagar Meghani Washington
Details on the CIA's Reported Drone Strike in Afghanistan
"How critical I was about getting out of Afghanistan and not because I didn't want to get out of Afghanistan, believe me, I was all for that. I just didn't like the way this one was done, right? And we all remember the footage of people clinging to the planes and I don't even want to talk about the other stuff because it's so sad and just you saw it you know what I'm talking about. We lost lives there. We lost soldiers there and I consider that to have been truly preventable. Anyway, we have now learned that the CIA, this is according to Reuters, the CIA launched a drone strike against a known terrorist somebody who was involved in actually the 9 11 attacks, someone named an Al-Qaeda leader named Ayman Al zawahiri and he was reportedly killed in the CIA drone strike in Afghanistan, according to Reuters, which actually is a very big blow to Al-Qaeda, and that's good. Assuming, of course, that it is confirmed because as I go to air right now, it is still unconfirmed, but nonetheless, Reuters has some very good sources. I believe I've also seen this from The Associated Press as well. So look, the only thing we need to question, however, is whether or not Afghanistan and the Taliban there was providing him any kind of cover.
America Needs More Patriots
"Let me just explain to you why I believe Carrie Lake is dominating Karen Robinson robeson, whatever her name is. It's because Carrie Lake is actually out talking to people. She's actually out there doing the work. She's all over the state of Arizona. You can not look at a post from her social media and not see her speaking to everybody in the state. She was just yesterday I was at a rally in Tucson. I was speaking there as well as Blake masters and a few other candidates that are running here in a state of Arizona, but she had just left Colorado city, which is the furthest north in Arizona that you can go right on a Utah, Arizona border. She was there earlier yesterday morning, speaking to a crowd there, inspiring people, and then she came to Tucson and today tonight you're being Phoenix. And her watch party is tomorrow. I'll be there. And I'm really hoping that she take over. And the reason why I think it's invaluable for people like Carrie Lake and others who are America first patriots to take over is because we need a resurgence of constitutional loving patriots to be in office.
Biden hopes al-Qaida strike brings comfort to 9/11 victims
"President Biden says a weekend drone strike in Afghanistan killed Al-Qaeda's leader in his words delivering justice to a key 9 11 planner Aim and all zawari was Osama bin Laden's top deputy and took over Al-Qaeda in 2011 after navy seals killed bin Laden in Pakistan 11 years later this terrorist leader is no more The president says U.S. intelligence tracked all zawari to Kabul where he was hiding with his family sources say a CIA strike killed him there Sunday He will never again never again Allow Afghanistan to become a terrorist safe haven because he is gone and we're going to make sure that nothing else happens The president says he hopes also Ari's killing brings one more closure to families of 9 11 victims Sagar Meghani Washington
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"All you have to do is ask. Hey, Google play W V A P. I don't think it's going to make it more difficult at all. Because what we've seen in polling on what we're trying to accomplish. The American people are overwhelmingly in favor of the elements of the build back. Better agenda. Well, Is that true? Are you in favor of, uh, Biden's build back? Better, uh, build back Better for whom? Go back better for the Taliban. We got rid of Al Qaeda is to build back better for Al Qaeda. Who's a built back better for, um National poll of registered voters over half Over half Say that Joe Biden is not mentally sound enough to be president. And now members. Of the administration or wondering aloud not only only on the Sunday news shows, but they're wondering aloud to the press Washington Post Wall Street Journal. Bunch of Hey, what's up with this guy's cognitive ability? The word is out, even though we started talking about it here, Um it's something that couldn't be hidden. Question is who's running the show? Uh, and that's the question. We're asking you. Do you believe that Joe Biden? You know, I used to make a joke that Joe Biden, Walter Jeff Dunham's puppet. They look exactly alike. That's true enough, but I used to make a joke about Walter. I used to call Joe Biden Walter Biden because of Jeff Don't Dunham's puppet, but You know, it's turned out to be true. Somebody is pulling this guy strings. Telling him what to say and how to say it and when to shut up. Um, it's It's sad, really. I just got this in and feel free to email if you if you don't have time to call in Rick Roberts show To S is Rick Roberts Show at W b a p dot com. Rick, My six year old granddaughter wouldn't be comfortable with Walter running her lemonade stand. But I think Joe is just as much a distraction as the border is for what these people have brewing for this country. My guess is Obama Jarrett, Valerie Jarrett and Susan Rice oils his money, But they are stealing billions right now from the American people for this and to fund their 2024 steel. You know what I wish I could say. I don't believe that I catch nothing The Democrats do. Would surprise me is Joe Biden. A K a. Walter, competent cognitive. To run this country to be president. Roger and Gainesville. Roger. How are you doing? Here come down and find it's been a while since we spoke, and I was still falls. But I'm in Gainesville that good to have Thank you. The question is, Does he happen? Mental Whatever to run our nation and be honest with you. He didn't have the mental faculties about him when he was vice president. And frankly, he's not. I mean, the man is a disaster. For our nation. And as far as Having the capability of running things, somebody's pulling stains for him. That's that's for sure. Don't you think we don't You think we as Americans have a right to know who's really running the country? Absolutely. I mean, you know he is. He did get elected, whether we wanted him to be elected or not. Oh, um You know, we have a right to know who is Well in the shelf. Clearly, Joe Biden isn't Well, first of all, Roger. Good call. I appreciate it. No, Joe Biden is not running the show. And certainly Kamala the giggle. Queen Harris is not running the show. Um, who's running the show? Man? You got me. There's a long list of, uh, usual suspects, but it's not Biden. Biden is not even smart enough to cover it up. When he says, Okay, my supposed to take questions. I am okay. All right. And then he all of a sudden, His is audio feed cuts off mid sentence, not just on 1234. It's a regular currents who makes the decision. Okay? Yeah. Cut Camera three and bring audio Biden down. Thank you very much. Who's doing that? Uh, doing that if the American believe America believes that he is not competent or mentally sound to fulfill his duties as president. How much longer before Kamala Harris laughs her way all the way to the Oval Office. We're going to find out what you think. 1 800 to 88 w b A P 1 800 to 889227. I'm Rick Roberts. This is news talking 20. W B a pig with early paycheck. You can get your direct deposit of 22 days earlier. That's another reason. Banking with.
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"Is Al Qaeda Gone? Are they still around? There's still around a little bit there, you know. For the last 10 years, the US military has assessed that there's fewer than 100 Al Qaeda fighters or sympathisers in all of Afghanistan. It any given time. So that's compared to say, 60 or 70, or 80,000 fighters for the Taliban. It's a very small presence, Uh, we really again Al Qaeda had been kicked out of Afghanistan or killed or destroyed. Not long after we went in in 2000, and one of the big worry now is with the Taliban in charge of the whole country and having controlled the entire territory. Would this allow Al Qaeda to come back in with the offer them a refuge again and This is of course is a question. Nobody knows the answer to. Why did they offer them our refuge in the beginning? Could they just not get them out? Well, I think they were friendly with them. They Qaida had Summits leaders, including bin Laden, had helped the mujahideen the holy Warriors, as we did to that their trade and helped us fight the Soviets, so the Taliban leaders were friendly with Al Qaeda. They saw them as allies in that regard. At the same time. I think it is important to point out that you know there were no Afghans involved in the 9 11 attacks. It was actually mostly Saudis in this was an Al Qaeda operation. And there's no indication that the Taliban knew about it. I don't want to separate them entirely from Al Qaeda, because certainly there's sympathetic to each other and the Taliban had offered Al Qaeda refuge and You know, there's no sign yet that they would swear them off. You know, That's the big worry. Can Al Qaeda come back? And China, of course, is going to walk right in the door in Afghanistan, aren't they? Well so far. The signs are that the Taliban is pretty friendly with China. I think they see them as a source of income source of aid, their neighbor and part of Afghanistan. But what's interesting is the Taliban doesn't seem to mind too much. China's, uh, brutal human rights record with Muslims and some of its provinces. That seems to be something that the Taliban It's sort of dismissing, and they would rather have support from some outside power. They know they're not going to get it from the United States, so they're turning to China and frankly, they're going to turn to Russia to what did the Soviet Union at the time want within Afghanistan? Why they even go in there? They wanted to install the Communist government, one that would essentially they could control as a puppet, and they were concerned that Afghanistan was wiggling loose from its sphere of influence, so to speak, so they went in in 1975. After Cuda try and install their own strong men in Afghanistan I had written rubbed, read a poem by Roger Kipling after we had evacuated Afghanistan, and it was that short little poem about a British soldier. Lying on the fields of Afghanistan and in in the poem, and I'm paraphrasing it. Kipling rights When the women come to tear out your body parts, roll to your rifle and go to your God. And what about that little poem told me that every nation has tried to occupy Afghanistan, and none has been successful. That's right. I think this is something again. United States failed to learn the lessons of history, even though they were staring us right in the face that I mean the fact that we kept US troops here for 20 years. Even Afghans who were inclined to support the United States. They still would see us as occupying forces. Uh, you know, they saw this is the foreign infidels in some regards, and so You know, try as we might to get the Afghan people on our side and to support the Afghan government. There's still a tremendous amount of resentment because you know this war had been continuing for 20 years. The Afghan People suffered terribly under this now. Certainly the Taliban bears the biggest portion the blame for that. But a lot of Afghans just resented having foreign troops there for 20 years because You know, before us, Of course, the Soviets had been there. So really, they see the past 30 years as a big, long, unbroken string of foreign occupation and war And I think Understandably, they're just tired of all that on an A, B, c, D or E. What grade? Would you give George Bush for his handling of Afghanistan? Well, I'd give him an A for the first few months, then a C and then an F. In the end, I mean, he failed to stabilize the country. He won the war at first. But then he stopped paying attention and shifted his attention to Iraq and That that let the whole thing slipped through our grasp. How about Barack Obama? What would you give him? Well, not much better. I mean, he had promised. Also, like Bush that we would prevail in Afghanistan. He sent far more forces spent far more money in Afghanistan, trying to build it up. Trying to create this Afghan army and police force. But, you know, In retrospect, that was a failure to because we have nothing to show for it. Donald Trump. Same thing. I mean, he wasn't responsible as long as Bush or Obama for the war, but he also promised victory. He tried to negotiate with the Taliban to negotiate a peaceful end. But Again in the end, that didn't work, either. I mean, none of these presidents can claim that the strategies they endorsed to the American people worked in the end in any fashion. And how about Joe Biden? What would he get? Well, I'm going to be careful about handing out grades I think with mine will have to see right. I mean, he promised to leave Afghanistan so so far whether you know it was certainly a mess the way it happened, but he kept his promise. But we're going to have to wait and see what the consequences are in the coming years. With the Taliban being in charge. I think what they should have done was evacuated first before they took the troops out. That would've been the smart thing to do. But like you said, I don't think they anticipated the country collapsing overnight. They clearly didn't. Uh, that said, I think they were concerned that if they started to evacuate Afghans who had helped us during the war This would trigger a panic. So no question. It was between Iraq and a hard place if they trigger that panic. Uh then things might get bad, but because they didn't evacuate people early enough. You know, it just looked even worse. So they just didn't have a clear cut plan for what happened, Craig, what lessons have we learned? If we have learned anything about this situation? I think the biggest lesson for the documents I came for my book was Believe it or not, the mission was never really spelled out. There wasn't a clear objective or goal of what we're trying to accomplish in Afghanistan. First, there was when we thought we were going to Afghanistan to eliminate Al Qaeda. But as we discussed, George That happened within a few months. But then the mission got really blurry and mission creep set in, and it was unclear what we were trying to do there and At what point could we leave? We never really spelled out under Bush, Obama or Trump what we had to actually do in order to leave. It was all sort of vague that we were building up the Afghan government..
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"About far right extremists committing violence in America. They don't exist, but they do exist all over the world. As Isis every single day. And Al Qaeda and the other jihadists kill people Massacre people, civilians. So the conflating of a far right threat that small at this point, and it is With a massive jihadist threat. Is not, in my opinion, intellectually honest. Now I put in a call to President Bush. I know him pretty well. I hope youll come on and discuss it with me. I doubt he will. It's a shame because that needs to be discussed. Now President Obama and Clinton. They didn't make any public comments. Which I found Not strange, but on usual. How about that? Donald Trump. No, he did not go because he wouldn't be welcomed. Uh, in the New York City. Formal Formal presentation. Um, because New York City is run by radical leftists. And Bush knows he wouldn't be. Giuliani was shunned. By the Blasio administration. Giuliani's a hero. At 9 11. He was shot. So Donald Trump instead went to police agencies and fire agencies in New York City and at one of the police events..
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"From an Al Qaeda leader months after rumors spread that he was dead. Ayman al Zawahri's video surfaced online on Saturday on the 20th anniversary of September 11th 2001, according to the site intelligence group, which monitors jihadist websites. In the video. The Al Qaeda leader praised attacks on Russian troops in Syria, but made no mention of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and the capital of Kabul last month. He does mention the US withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war, But X Sports say the video may have been recorded months ago since the Afghanistan withdrawal agreement was signed back in February of 2020. Ted Lindner, Fox News and the foundation named after a firefighter who died on September 11th after running from Brooklyn to Manhattan and full gear, has held a ceremony in Lower Manhattan honoring those lost in the years since the attacks. The event, sponsored by the tunnel to Towers Foundation, featured the reading of names of first responders who spent time at ground zero after September 11th and later succumbed to illnesses. Thousands of people exposed to World Trade Center dust developed health problems, including cancer In the years after the attacks, those scientists still can't say whether there is a link to talk. Was released in the collapse of the twin towers. Meanwhile, the U. S government declassifying a document related to logistical support given to two of the 9 11 hijackers. Biden did so by executive order loved ones and family members who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, thanking the president and released a statement saying, in part that it provides a blueprint for how al Qaeda operated inside the US with the active knowing support of the Saudi government. The 16 page document does connect hijack. Occurs and Saudis associates 15 of the 19 people who overtook planes. Or Saudis. While the Saudi government has not responded to the declassification of this material. It did release a statement last week saying it has always advocated for transparency around the September.
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"And they are the New York cousins through Al Qaeda. And they are near cousins to Isis K. And you know, all these folks were sponsored and nourished by Pakistan, which purports to be our friend, but they are not. And then Lord knows what's going to happen here. As you have this terrorist stomping ground in Afghanistan. I mean, you read crazy stuff that they're going to try to take over Pakistan, which is a nuclear country. I don't know if any of that's true. I'm not an expert in such matters. I know what I read and process. It's not good. None of it's good. None of it is good. And that's what hurts here this morning on the commemoration. And remembrance and memorialization of 9 11. This hurts. This is America and its worst. I'm sorry. It's not the end of the country. We are still the strongest power in the world and we will remain so. But of course it damages our credibility. This is a you know, we lost a battle. We're not losing the war. But we lost a battle, but we lost a tough battle. I don't like it one bit. I'm afraid. I'm afraid. That the commander in chief, the administration, the military I'm afraid they let us down 20 years later after 9 11 And I suppose I'll say 19 years later, after we blew the terrorists out of Afghanistan and the first place I'm afraid they let us down. And it makes me one very unhappy camper. We've got to take a break. I'm Larry Kudlow. W ABC radio dot com live streaming on the Internet throughout America throughout the world throughout the solar system. We'll be right back. Hey, it's.
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"Al Qaeda is not the only concerned in Afghanistan Isis K behind the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that left 13 U. S service members and 170 Afghans dead. Is a clear and growing threat. The threat today is different than what we faced 20 years ago. It is evolved and morphed, and in some ways we are in a better place. But in other ways, it's more complex. They have a really difficult time. Moving terrorists from overseas into the United States and carrying out a complex coordinated attack. So they changed their tactics. They use plotters and bomb experts to train people online so that they can carry out attacks here. Whatever name these terrorist groups adopt, whatever their methods of attracting followers, the threat is still there. And now that all U. S forces are out of Afghanistan, the intelligence gathering will be even harder. ABC's Martha Raddatz. More developments around the crisis in Belarus. ABC is Patrick revel reports from Moscow ever since Last year's mass protests forced Belarus's authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, to turn to Russia for help. There's been speculation Vladimir Putin might force him to accept greater Russian control. After meeting in the Kremlin on Thursday evening, the two leaders announced they had agreed to significantly more economic integration, including a unified macroeconomic policy and energy market. But the two said they had not discussed political integration. And although Lukashenko appeared to have made concessions to some long running Russian economic demands in the past, he's always stalled on actually fulfilling them. Patrick rival ABC NEWS Moscow Couple News time. 11 14 It's time for a traffic update from the Dubin Law Group Traffic Center. Here's Kierra Jordan. I'm noticing a backup that's forming, traveling eastbound 16 and two gig Harbor, slowing it down for a couple of miles and you're finding some relieve near will watch it. Haven't heard of anything in the area. It might be some road work that's taking place Dortmund 167 has been crowding for about two miles into Pacific north, about four or five slow and go from the Valley Freeway into Newcastle. Colbun won 67 with some lighter slowing out of al Gona into Pacific eastbound 18 has been busy off and on as you travel along Tiger Mountain to I 90 North by 95. Some light slowing through Tacoma City Center. We will find some delays as you're approaching state route 18 and then a heavy commute in Seattle. From Michigan to Seneca. We're just starting to build on south by 95 as you're approaching 5 20, also in Seattle. We're getting finding thicker traffic as you're traveling westbound on this book can street viaduct between I five and 99 in south and I five with some brake lights as you're coming out of Fife. Our next Cuomo traffic.
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"Presence there after 20 years, and one question many Americans have had as they watch things unfold there recently is. How did we get to this point? Said, Help answer that question. I'm joined now by David Loin, BBC Foreign correspondent and author of the Long War, The Inside Story of America and Afghanistan since 9 11 David, Thanks so much for coming on with us Now I want to start by going back to Afghanistan pre 9 11 because I think understanding that is really important if we're to understand where that country is likely headed now. With the Taliban having retaking control 20 years later, a Ryan I think that's a really interesting question. And I mean you mentioned the timing. I must say when I When I set the 20th anniversary of 9 11 is my sort of outdated for the book. Hadn't expected the Taliban be back in power in Kabul by by 9 11 in 2021. So, um, it's been a shock. It's been a surprise. I think too many of us Who watch Afghanistan. Many exists of the reasons why this became America's longest war and why it became such a difficult war. Worst set right at the beginning. Um, you know, back in 2000 and one when he mentioned, uh, Al Qaeda work very significantly in control really in Afghanistan In the last two years of the Taliban rule. The Taliban came in five years. Previously 1996 at the end of a terrible civil war and When when, by the time of 2000 and one and the twin towers coming down. And the attacks on 9 11 Al Qaeda were effectively in control. It was striking people who travel there. I travel there a bit. During those years I went to Kandahar. I met Muller Omar on one occasion, the leader of the Taliban very briefly. You don't want to meet Western journalists, but I, but at least he acknowledged me when I was there. There was a sense, um, that the Taliban were more marginalized by Al Qaeda. This has really become a state that was a crucible of international international terrorism. And it was understandable that for that the war happen, but it was how the war happened, which right at the beginning, but I think led to it being America's longest war. And the first thing that happened with the decision by Secretary Defense Donald Rumsfeld to have a light footprint. He calls it no American boots on the ground beyond Special operators who were effectively only spotting. Um, uh, airstrikes and very heavy air power. I mean, it was very striking out and a lot of time on that front line in October November 2000 and one just watching the the airplanes coming in waves in bombing the Taliban front lines. And, um, the people on the ground who were doing the ground fighting where not then American soldiers. They were militias led by warlords who are the very people that the Taliban have defeated five years previously. And it was in standing those people up in order to fight the war for us in 2000 and one but in a sense, the beginning the first spark of corruption with fueled In Afghanistan, those individuals in 2000 and two as um you nation began to try and emerge post Taliban try and kind of sense with what had happened and those individuals were The most powerful people. The most had the most muscle where the most money because the CIA million and they were the people who really began the The corruption back in Afghanistan, which led, you know, ultimately, 20 years later to the army being completely hollowed out, so it collapsed. All right, So we go into Afghanistan following the September 11th attacks that period between the start of our mission there and the ramp up to the war in Iraq. Were we making progress and successfully doing what we set out to do? And how much does our decision to invade Iraq? Change things on the ground in Afghanistan. Well, I mean, I would say yes up to a point We succeeded. We certainly succeeded in bringing down the Taliban government, which was the main plan. Didn't succeed in killing some of the Laden and one of the reasons for that was because this I think it's because of this problem. Uh, Rumsfeld not wanting to put American boots into harm's way. There were 1000 US Marines. Under the command of Major general, then Major General Jim Mattis Relations became secretary of defense. Um, who were in an airfield in Kandahar and with 3.5 1000 more U. S. Marines on board ship close by and they were pumped up and well motivated after 9 11 to go and take out a song bin Laden and They've been given the chance. I think I think history might have been different because they were kept out of the battle. That's quite matters. Fuming on the line to Centcom. In Florida to to try and bring his boys in because of Donald Rumsfeld desire only to use local militias and some pretty drug addled local militias, which stood up in Battle of Tora Bora in December. 2001 and Osama bin Laden escaped, of course not to be killed until he was in Found in Abbottabad in Pakistan 10 years later, so I think there were you know there were problems even in terms of the of the of the war itself right at the beginning. And I think Iraq obviously with the distraction from them. General Tommy Franks, who was the commander overall commander of US forces for the Afghan campaign, was asked by the White House to come up with a plan for war in Iraq even before Kabul has fallen at the end of 2001 so Which I write about in the book..
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"Of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. He trained Osama bin Laden. That's who he trained. And radicalize him. So the people that are now coming back into the country with influence, not just coming back into the country, but they're coming back in the country with influence are the very ones that caused the terror attacks in the United States. So when we say the resurrection of Isis, we wrote a book. When Isis first became prevalent, called Rise of Isis. It was number one time New York Times bestseller. Now you've got an Afghanistan you have Isis. You have the Taliban and then you have the splinter groups from them. They're calling Isis K because the province that it controls is both part of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now, 2500. I was all in favor of getting troops out normally process. Let me tell you what this is not orderly or a process. No, And I think, Listen, We have not gotten into it yet. But the way that the administration talked about this in the lead up to the withdrawal, you would have imagined that Isis was no major threat there at all the major threat from Al Qaeda, either that yes, they were going to be some bumps along the road with the Taliban, but that those outside players Who are now the reason why the airport in Kabul is more dangerous is because of the resurrection. Think about this. Donald Trump and his administration eradicated Isis. They are back now operating in Afghanistan, which will become a safe haven for them to operate if U. S troops to withdraw, which is exactly what happened and how 9 11 was planned. Al Qaeda is that Afghanistan became a safe haven and they were able to make their plans. Travel freely.
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"With respect to Al Qaeda. Right now. Our intelligence community does not believe that Al Qaeda in Afghanistan represents a threat to the United States homeland, he has pointed out. That we have been able to deal with and suppress terrorist threats in other countries that do have attack capabilities against America without a permanent military presence on the ground. We intend to do the same thing when it comes to Afghanistan. Okay, So he's Yep. Yeah, why? First of all The terrain in Afghanistan is very, very difficult. It's not like Syria and Yemen, where you can do overflights and track a lot of stuff in Afghanistan. You need human sources. The reason why we haven't been hit in the homeland is because We were out there on the front line, detecting those al Qaida terrorist threats and preempting them, um and ending them before they could hurt us in the region and beyond. Uh Secondly, the guy who's running security for Kabul is Khalil Haqqani, the uncle of Sirajuddin Haqqani. He is a terrorist designated as such by our State Department, his whole economy network. They have allowed Al Qaeda to homestead on their territory. Dare we reminded by an administration that the leader of Al Qaeda Ayman al Zawahiri, is at large in Afghanistan Pakistan region but most likely in Afghanistan. Uh there are Al Qaeda fighters, and they are now going to Travel to this region, knowing that they have a welcome host and the Taliban, so we don't have the intelligence capability any longer to really detect those threats. This administration like to have near certainty before launching kinetic strikes. Good luck with that. So, lastly, I understand over the weekend it got reported to me and I think the situation been solved the CIA guys since they dissolving their bases that we didn't know much about, and I'm glad we didn't Uh, they've been left exposed and out there and there's been an unresponsive White house to help them. Did you hear anything about this? And you and I heard the situation has been solved. If so, did you hear the same thing? Well, I've heard, um more harrowing news than that that many of our Afghan partners Um, fought to the death against the Taliban. And these were guys who were fighting the Taliban alongside of keeping us safe collecting intelligence on our behalf so that we could Find fix and finish Al Qaeda threats. We had a long standing partnership with With Afghan Brave Afghan paramilitary units and Heaven knows what what, what Their faith was, But I know in some circumstances, uh, they went down fighting against the Taliban and You know that that history will be written. Frankly, there will be a lot of testimony in the Congress. Some of it will be open for our citizens to listen to, and some of it will be behind closed doors. I hope we get a lot of it because we really need to accurately to understand what went wrong here. Um, so that Maybe in the future. Another administration can pick up the pieces and once again focus on keeping our nation safe properly and just do as an American has done what you've done. What does it do to you? Knowing that life was going on this weekend, there was a huge fundraiser with the speaker of the house running in California, and then you have the majority leader of the Senate dancing at a concert. How can you do that and call yourself an American leader with what's happening in Afghanistan? I mean, this is a somber time. Um, as we approach the 20th anniversary of 9 11 And You know, I have a very dear friend of mine who was there in New York in Manhattan. Um, I was working for CIA and happened to be there at the World Trade Center and saw people jumping to their deaths. He went and served three tours in Afghanistan, including as our station chief, Um, he and I have talked a lot in the past few weeks in the past few days. Um, we're just isn't a somber time to reflect on that day 20 years ago. And also for all of us to be cognizant that look, Afghanistan is more of a clear and present danger today than it's ever been. And our citizens are less safe today than they were yesterday. And I can tell you that the CIA in U. S military and State Department focused on on our national security and keeping our people safe. But they've just been dealt a wicked hand and it's going to be extraordinarily difficult to do so. The president has just written it. Check. That's going to be hard for us to cash, frankly. And their leaders of the State Department, Anthony Blinken and Austin. They have to be fired there if they did not put down and turning their their IEDs after being told to do this. Then that means they're complicit and they should be fired. They embarrassed this country at a level I didn't think was possible. Daniel. Thanks so much. Dan Hoffman will continue to talk to you, former CIA station chief in just about every dangerous place on the planet. Thanks, Dan. 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"Alert the biden administration to focus on other threats including terrorism around the world for today's episode from the archives. I've chosen a conversation between aaron zelin and barack mendelssohn from february second. Two thousand sixteen on mandelson's new book the al qaeda franchise the expansion and its consequences. During this discussion. They cover among other things. Why and where. Al-qaeda decided to branch out and the strategy behind that decision how the organizations expand and how other case studies on different al qaeda branches have turned out. I'm aaron zelin founder of jihad algae dot net and. I'm carl morand show's producer. This episode features an interview with barack mendelssohn an associate professor of political science at haverford college and senior fellow. At the foreign policy research institute. He is also the author of the new book. The al qaeda franchise the expansion of qaeda and its consequences in this episode. We talked about this book and in particular how organizations in general span while qaeda decided to branch out and what strategy was behind it al-qaeda's choices on location of ranch expansion and case studies and clyde as different branches after the interview will have an updated hashtag social media segment covering postings from january twentieth through the thirty first but for now. Here's errands conversation. With barack mendelssohn following the nine eleven attacks al-qaeda began to branch on a variety of locations creating or merging with groups that we now know as acuity eq- i e cwm al-shabaab..
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"Connie who has a ten million dollar price on his head from the. Us government serve as leaders of both groups. It quotes nathan sales senior fellow at the atlantic council who wrote in an expert breathing the biden administration's withdrawal from afghanistan is the best news. Al qaeda has had in decades with the taliban back in charge of the country. It is virtually certain that al qaeda will reestablish a safe haven in afghanistan and use it to plot attacks on the united states sales added the terrorist group responsible for nine. Eleven will soon find itself flush with cash. Looted from afghanistan's central bank with weapons seized from the defeated afghan army and with fighters freed from prison. Britain's defense minister agreed warning that al qaeda will likely have a resurgence as afghanistan. Fell to the taliban. And robert m gates secretary of defense for presidents george w bush and barack obama from two thousand six to two thousand eleven road in the new york times that the taliban still maintains ties with al qaeda. He asked why should we assume they will no longer harbour al qaeda and other terrorist groups that seek to target those above all the united states that ousted them from power and have been fighting them for twenty years. He concludes in his june. Twenty twenty one article that the consequences of another taliban takeover in kabul would not be limited to the people of afghanistan now that takeover has been accomplished as i noted in may two thousand eleven book radical islam. What you need to know. Al qaeda in similar jihadists are convinced that america has been attacking the muslim world since the crusades they consider the creation of the modern state of israel in nineteen forty eight to be theft of land from its rightful muslim owners. And see our support of israel has complicity in this attack since americans are citizens of a democracy. They view us as part of this assault on islam. Since the koran requires muslims to defend islam al qaeda's followers believe they are required to attack americans in our homeland as a result. They do not see nine eleven as an attack on innocent americans but as a defense of islam striking back at crusader aggression. So long as american forces remain anywhere in the muslim world. They will continue to believe. We are attacking islam and will seek to respond against us and al qaeda spokesman warned in april war against the. Us will continue on all other fronts unless they are expelled from the rest of the islamic world now that the taliban are in control of afghanistan such attacks may be more likely the head of an afghan news in media. Company told new york times columnist. Brad stevens the relationship between the taliban and al qaeda will get stronger. Why should the taliban fear the americans anymore. What's the worst that could happen. Another invasion he added. These guys are going to be the most belligerent arrogant islamist movement on the planet. They're going to be the mecca for any young radical islamic heritage or.
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"Are back with the author of future jihad and more recently. They're lost spring an expert on jihadi ideology on the middle east and thread groups like al qaeda isis and the taliban were lead farris Let's finish off the last thought before we jump onto the next one pakistan has always wanted. Afghanistan is it's re- echelon it's it's retreat area in a war with india. It has been friendly. The isi the military have been friendly with the taliban. Today's events in afghanistan can do nothing but heightened tensions between the two nuclear nations of pakistan and india correct. Absolutely they are already if you read a pakistani and indian media presence. That's what you see and you know. We work on on projecting into the future within weeks or months if the international community led by the united states led by this administration. Don't do anything significant to address what happened and frankly set for the first time. I don't know what to advise because mistakes are so large that i don't know how we're gonna handle but if we don't address the situation between india and pakistan we are having to something much larger and bigger than any conflict in the middle east. And let's look at the map projecting into the future. Let let let's look at what this administration has already said its priorities. Aw instead of finding jihadist instead of saying china is the issue that we have a very very strange man at the top of the department of defense. His name is lloyd austin and this is what he said. His priorities are as the new secretary of defense into real ranks of racist and extremist and to create a climate where everyone fit and willing as the opportunity to serve this country with dignity. The job of the department of defense is to keep america safe from our enemies. But we can't do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks so looking for enemies and the us military as opposed to enemies abroad Doesn't that make the Theo theo kratz in islamabad intact. Crown and now in kabul smile dr faddis. Oh a fairly long white smile professor. You and i know more than many around us. Because you talk to the military for many years and i did for twenty years. We know very well that there is no so-called deep racism embedded in. Us armed forces. I mean the american forces are the ones who defeated. fascism Landed in normandy and when through and of course the italian fascist japanese militaristic This this accusation to The forces of the united states that they are harboring Racist and other extremist should have been done doing the obama years against jihadist. I guess those who try to penetrate major hasan's of this world those who penetrate our our forces in our basis. So i am deeply disturbed by the fact that the energy that we should have to uproot radical ideologies like jihadism has been transformed into into a image that really doesn't exist in reality and that is very very very bad for us The book is future jihad. Please check it out right now. More recently the lost spring with regards to the arab spring. Follow this man. You will learn a great deal about the frights. This nation faces if you go to elite farris on twitter w. a. l. e. p. h. a. r. e. s. I'm sebastian gorka. This is america first coming to you from the relief factor dot com studios and this time not outside the Insalubrious feted swamp. That is washington. Dc but from the northern kingdom. Yes indeed we are at w. Lt in littleton new hampshire. Thank you to everybody here. We are on a remote location but we are responding as ever to the events of the day geopolitical all domestic especially when it comes to afghanistan back with professor farris. What's the most difficult thing about eating healthily. There's only one thing does it taste good. You can eat lots of healthy.
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"We are back with the author of future jihad former foreign policy and national security advisor to candidate donald trump. He is professor lead. Fattest follow him on twitter at w. a. l. i. d. p. h. a. r. e. s. He is an expert for all things when it comes to global jihad and i wanna talk about this threat specifically and the consequences of the events. We are witnessing today in afghanistan. Professor is i was in afghanistan in two thousand six. I've spent twenty years plus Looking at the ideology of the fundamentalist like isis like al qaeda like al newsra And and one thing that struck me way back when with regards to the taliban to the afghans jihadists is that their ideology. Various reasons was very provincial. They said that we we've created a caliphate but then caliphate was a small part of afghanistan. And they didn't have any ambitions or rather they didn't have any capabilities to protect project that ideology to a broader geog geography they. They weren't about taking over a multiple countries and they didn't have the capacity to do so that could have all changed in the last few years. Couldn't it if you look at the capacities. They have now captured. This could be a far far more ambitious taliban than we have ever seen. You are strategically right. The new talk ban. we are going to be. Witnessing are the superpower bat or she had this on steroid they have now the experiences not just al-qaeda everywhere around the world they will obtain the experience of daish isis. They of course aren't taking advantage of the teachings of the muslim brotherhood. Remember they Have been successful and the discussions in qatar even with with with our people Through the support of the brotherhood but more importantly as also on tv life. The tiny band have seized a lot of american made weapons. You have tony band humvee style. You have tony band with m16's but more important. You have tommy ban. Who had been able and we'll be able to learn Our military tactics and secrets from units from the afghan army surrendered to them. So what you are saying. Professor is absolutely true terrifying. But let me go one inch beyond that. Those taliban are not going to abide by any agreement. They sign because you know jihadist ideology. You could do i. You call it. And then when you control the land when you control the power then you unveil who you really are they going to do is they're going to bring back all card neil al-qaeda they already have sections of isis that was even under your occupation. So i do project like you do that. Afghanistan is going to be the real core of the caliphate. It wasn't emirates now. They're going to call it emirates but so to be they will declare it as the launching for the caliphate. They lost syria and iraq. So let's put this all into the amazing context of everything that you've taught to us as as the expert your book future jihad is is a seminal work. We had the muslim brotherhood. That was the grandfather of it. All a founded just four years after mustapha attitude. Dissolve the first caliphate with the express mission of reestablishing a theocratic caliphate. So that was the progenitor of all martin v if the aircraft jihadi groups eventually under bin laden Al qaeda the base for the propagation of holy war against jews and crusaders which is the full name of al-qaeda. Nobody ever says that except people like yourself that became that that the the most well known the most famous deadly version of that ideology to be superseded. Eventually after obama pulled out of iraq by isis. Could it be. Could it be that now. This new emirate whatever other name it takes but the taliban emirate in afghanistan could be now the success it to both al qaeda and isis and be the new global brand of jihad professor. You named it. This is it. This is the ultimate metamorphoses branch off the jihadist ideology. And exactly as you said it started in the mid or early twenties would be iguana muslim brotherhood. They were the ones who reactivated with the collapse of the caliphate. The ottoman caliphate. So there is no more authority somewhere in the region. That was a state like the ottoman so the caliphate is the goal has been the goal will continue to be the goal. These organizations are just tools to get there and they get through stages through different countries. And yes after the gone. And after hamas and after all these mutations there was al qaeda we defeated al qaeda and now after that you had isis daish and indeed what we are witnessing right now and we'll see it in few months and i will discuss it the reestablishment of that trend towards the caliphate. They already gave it a name now. The islamic emirates of aghanistan. Why because they're going to establish a news lama cameras in every country they will be able to control and the role of pakistan. Now that the the they're friends the the fund the friends of the fundamentalists in in pakistan the sign in the military have retaken afghanistan They will be working hand in glove with this new islamic emirate. Will they not. That's my great concern and to tell you the truth. I've been spending hours now. Trying to get some inside information from pakistan because as i said earlier they are an element. Secular would be parties in pakistan but in the opposition. My concerns me. What concerns me are the taliban and the jihadists and the salafi of pakistan who have deep influence in the armed forces officials ambassadors. Always tell me no. There is an elite that controls everything. But we've heard that story before. I mean that elite could be overrun by these harris and pakistan is.
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"List of states with the most homes that based on projected sea level rise will see at least one major flood per year by 2050 more than 70,000 homes, according to climate Central. It's followed by Florida, California, Louisiana and North Carolina. From homes on the jersey shore. Do a 2000 ton, historically join the conversation. 8666 10 6397 have Nellie Rodriguez with a trending story morning, Natalie. Good morning, Brian. Some of South Florida shining high school seniors are Going to be in the spotlight for a wonderful reason. Tonight. It's the annual Silver Knight Awards. The Miami Dade and Broward County students have been nominated and 15 different categories include math, science, art athletics. And, of course, their accomplishments both in the classroom and in the community they will receive if they're winner, a scholarship and some other prizes. Former Silver Knight Winners do include Amazon founder and Palmetto High alum Jeff Bezos and Pro Football Hall of Famer and highly A high grad Ted Hendricks. That's super Cool. Yeah. Now, what's the mass policy? Not sure it isn't that the That's the question for everything they say, right? To mask or not to mask that is the question. Hmm. Uh, Today's stop. Three takeaways for you. What's up is down in what's down is up. Actually how many times since Joe Biden became president and the Democrats took control of Congress have you felt that way? Maybe the better question is, if there's been a single day that's gone by in which you haven't felt that way. And that's because, after decades of discussions about the threat of socialism, infiltrating the United States, we actually haven't represented by some Democrats in Congress. And it's because, after decades of warning about the efforts to undermine our constitution, starting with the First Amendment, yes, the big tech companies that have seized control of the Internet to do it. Primarily it's because after decades of warning about what Woz and what wasn't happening inside of our classrooms Due to the creation of the Department of Education in 1980, but we now have two generations of adults who've been indoctrinated. Been propagandized, and they've been taught that there are more than two genders and pretty much all of the daily cultural absurdities. They're explained away by that one. This isn't a general pontification. I'm going somewhere specific. Of all the absurdities. Can't think of anything more absurd. Inciting with terrorists. So consider that By mid day yesterday. Israel had been subjected to over 3000 rocket attacks by Hamas. In real time. We're now over 4000. Just imagine for a moment. If Osama bin one Al Qaeda. They launched over 3000 missiles at us How hard to imagine, isn't it? Think is that Israel is a country barely larger than the state of New Jersey. Then consider this. You had president by new called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and according to White House accounts Told him to stand down. The recap got a terrorist organization. Which has stated a goal of the eradication of Israel. The initiate missile attacks in Israel. He followed with thousands of rockets and the of Israel is being called on by President Biden to stand down. That's The epitome of what's up is down and what's down is up. I just cannot even begin to imagine, And you always have the news video. Talking about this like it's Boxing match like OK, Cease fire and go to your corners. What's gonna happen? Win. Hamas goes back to its corner in Iran, loads them up with more weapons. They still want the eradication of Israel. I mean seriously. And again. The reason I used the Al Qaeda example. Were we ever going to be okay if Ben Lund was just allowed to go back to his corner and do whatever he was doing with Al Qaeda? No right. Not ever. We never would have been okay with that. So why is it that we're trying to impose that on Israel? That is the first of my three takeaways today. By the way, that's kind of policy. You get Win. A squad member meets Joe Biden on a tarmac. So Uncertain about what happens next. Get to my other take ways and just a bit. We have Maria weighing in on mask. Add school, Maria, Welcome to the show. Thanks, Brian. Nice to talk to you and listen to your show all the time. But it never called in And I wanted to take an opportunity Toe. Let carvahlo no on the radio that we wholeheartedly disagree with him going back on his, uh Mask issue. We definitely want the right to have our kids immediately pick off their masks if the parent chooses and if the child besides that is what is Right for their family. I hope I'm making it clear here. I'm not alone. There's thousands of us here in Miami that feel very strongly about this. And we made our voices her. Not only here in the Miami did tell me yesterday. But also in Broward, Um, on the 18th. And you know, this is just not right. We have the freedom to have our kids. 10 school without a mask. Well for a first time caller. That was brilliant. I don't think you could have been any more clear or on point. Thank you very much for the Colts appreciate him. Welcome, Brian. Have a great day. You as well. I am going to offer out this for Superintendent Carvalho. Get the feeling. This really Seems like it was the school board who put the heat on him to do this. My personal opinion, and we have reached out to the superintendent. I'm not sure if he would speak to this specifically, but I just get the sense that in multiple times during the course of the pandemic. He has been pushed in the policy by the school board that he himself would not have necessarily chosen. We'll be right back. Right? 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"S. Capitol. Expect hundreds. If not thousands of arrests eventually is the FBI tracked down those individuals. The FBI has opened more than 160 case files since the January 6th. Ryan and the FBI, Steve Antonio said. That's just the tip of the iceberg agents from our local field offices. We knocking on your door? If we find out that you were part of the criminal activity at the Capitol. As for the charges were looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy, Acting U. S Attorney Michael Sherwin said. That's punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Aaron Carter SKI ABC News, New YORK, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went to the National Press Club to announce the death of Al Qaeda number two Abu Mohammed el misery today I can confirm for the first time. His death on August 7th of last year, L'm as re helped orchestrate the deadly bombings of U. S embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 Pompeo also says the relationship between Al Qaeda and Iran is now more robust. Have the world's state largest state sponsor of terrorism. Islamic Republic of Iran. As the home base for Al Qaeda. Manager says actor Chuck Norris was not at the Capitol Riot last week. Images have been circulating of a man resembling yours, but his manager says Norris has been in Texas with his family. This is ABC News Coleman, whose time 904 and traffic every 10 Minutes on the force from the dupe in law Group Traffic Center. Here's Tammy Felton. In Tacoma. Roadwork on South Found five has the exit to Portland Avenue closed until five o'clock tomorrow morning for overnight road work and fight the port of Tacoma ramp to South Bound. Bob is also closed for overnight roadwork and will re open at six o'clock tomorrow morning. Was still watching her crash of the Civic on South Bound Highway 1 67. It's just after Ellingson Road, It's over on the right shoulder consequent bit of a slowdown our next camel traffic 9 14 Shannon.