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NBA free agency: Los Angeles Lakers signing Montrezl Harrell to two-year deal, Wes Matthews to one-year deal, per reports

Red Eye Radio

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NBA free agency: Los Angeles Lakers signing Montrezl Harrell to two-year deal, Wes Matthews to one-year deal, per reports

"The embassy's free agency period is underway. There are reports the Bucks will re sign Pat Con it into a two year deal. Meanwhile, Wesley Matthews will reportedly signed a one year deal with the Lakers. Robin Lopez will reportedly signed a one year deal with the Wizards. I'm Rusty Mellberg news radio WTMJ.

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President Trump wants to cut troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Midday News

00:28 sec | 5 d ago

President Trump wants to cut troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

"Before he leaves office. The president wants to cut US troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq. CBS is candy, McCormick says. It's raised fears beyond the Pentagon. Do you wins? Top official for Refugees says If the peace process collapses in Afghanistan, there will be a humanitarian disaster. The violence has been increasing their in the last few months in Iraq, where American forces will also be reduced. The announcement was met by a volley of rockets in the Baghdad's Green Zone where the U. S embassy sets

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What's behind Trump's decision to withdraw troops abroad

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07:49 min | 5 d ago

What's behind Trump's decision to withdraw troops abroad

"Announced yesterday that it will continue to withdraw U. S troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, leaving 2500 and each nation by January. 15th. Moved through bipartisan rebukes from lawmakers and some top military commanders who say the troop reduction is premature and could further destabilize Afghanistan. In particular. The announcement comes as President Trump continues to install loyalists at the Pentagon and a week after he fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Going to talk about what's behind the with the drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan and other foreign and military policy decisions that the Trump Administration is making in this lame duck period. And joining us is Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. His most recent book is The world. A brief introduction and welcome back to form Richard House. Good to have you Always good to be with you, Michael. And let's begin by talking about this pull back, and I should mention we're not only talking about Afghanistan and Iraq. We're also talking about Somalia. But this is being done at a time January 15th, which is just days before five days before The Biden administration will presumably be moving in now in limbo. And what does that mean in terms of national security that there's no transition yet? Well, there's no upside the fact that there's no transition Can only hurt whoever. Whenever Joe Biden does take over and let's just say January 20th, he's going to inherit an extraordinarily difficult in box. And the more time he and his team have to prepare for it, The better the country will be, so there's nothing to be gained by delaying the transition. The array of international challenges is Is extraordinary. In terms of what you began the show with you set it up exactly right. This is being determined not by local conditions unless by local you mean the trump White House. This is a political calendar rather than on the ground conditions in Afghanistan or Iraq or anywhere else. It's inappropriate. I would argue to do this during any transition. Again. What's what's driving this? I believe it's always dangerous toe project with my I believe it's Mr Trump's desire to make good. On certain promises he made. It's consistent with his world view, which tends to be relatively unilateralists, an isolationist, but it will not be good either for the situation in any of these countries or for America's long term efforts, among other things, against terrorism or for our reputation for reliability. Well, let's talk about some of those concerns because they are profound, and they're certainly deep in so many ways, And we should mention perhaps the fact that the president had promised to get troops up. My Christmas is just cutting them in half. But the last time there was a major pullout from Iraq, it led to the rise of the Islamic state there and in Syria, and there's great concern and understandably so about well the Taliban taking over as they did in 1996, possibly in Afghanistan, or for that matter, Afghanistan being a sanctuary for terrorism, not only because of Al Qaeda but because of Isis and, well, the Taliban itself. Look, all those concerns are warranted. I wish I could argue differently, but I can't. What's particularly ironic in Iraq is not only is this You know, we have some history to go by, as you suggest that weakens the ability to fight terrorism. What the administration is concerned about Iranian influence. This seems to me a page the way for increased Iranian influence in Iraq, so even by their own lights. This makes this makes no sense and Afghanistan is really bad. You know. They signed an agreement in February with the Taliban, They bypassed the government. Which in and of itself was bad. It's not a peace agreement that would claims to be. It really is an American withdrawal agreement. The Taliban did not have to give up their arms to not have to agree to. Ah, Ceasefire and they made rhetorical pledges about their relationship with terrorists. But you can't take any of those toe to the bank. Ah, this is really after all we've done in Afghanistan, including the stakes were, you know, I'm prepared to argue that the United States overreach there and trying to remake aspects of the country. But this is this is the opposite mistake. This is under reaching and I hate for that, but that the idea come that down the road, some future administration BIA, Joe Biden's or someone after him. They have to contemplate doing things in places like Iraq or Somalia or Afghanistan simply because the Trump Administration race to the exits and we should mention since you brought up Somalia that the timing on this is really terrible, because There's actually a parliamentary elections that you're coming up soon in about a month, and there's a concern that counterterrorism there of Shabaab led counterterrorism could He stalled working against you, Bob, but this was why getting back to Afghanistan from over. This is why Marcus for the secretary defense was fired. He was concerned about the effects of a rapid pullout on the troops and the remaining What That would mean in terms of our alliance is, but also there's ongoing peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government that are pretty crucial here, too. Are there There's negotiations going on. I'm skeptical about them. But even if you were a believer in these negotiations Can't think of a worse way to negotiate then to unilaterally make these kinds of reductions. I mean, Mr Trump is renowned for quote unquote. The art of the deal. Well, you'll get a deal here, but you won't get a deal That's worth the paper. It's written on. It won't last the Taliban will have no incentive. T meet its commitments and at this risk the moralizing and undermining the government. What we ought to be doing overtime is potentially reducing our presence. We ought to do it in a coordinated, coordinated way with the government with our NATO allies were also there on the ground. There ought to be done in conjunction with significant long term commitments of military aid, economic support intelligence sport. Essentially, it ought to be coordinated and it ought to be carried out on Lee in a context. In which stability and our interest could be protected. This is a textbook case of how not to go about it. And I'm struck also Richard by the fact that there have been attacks despite this agreement that was signed in February, this diplomatic agreement. On personnel. The coalition personnel even though it was signed, and there have also been let's go to Iraq for a moment rockets fired into the Green Zone in Baghdad near the US Embassy shortly after that withdrawal was announced, so A lot of this is pretty ominous in many ways, and certainly ought to be a great concern. I want also, look at this with you for a moment. From the political standpoint, you have a lot of President Trump's fellow Republicans who were balking at this, including Mitch McConnell. That to me is the only bright side of this. Is that it shows that there is a degree of bipartisan support for first serious foreign policy, which includes, Ah continued American presence in the world, one dimension of which is his military. So the fact that these Republicans on the hill are willing to stand up to President Trump, at least in this domain is welcome and also bodes well for the Biden foreign policy for the Biden administration. I'm not naive. I know how difficult it will be in many areas to forge a common policy path but a matters towards China on matters towards Russia on some aspects of American deployments abroad. This suggests to me that the Biden administration and are even if the Republicans keep the Senate after the Georgia votes. Suggests to me that at least in some areas, bipartisanship in foreign policy is is a real possibility nicely

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Will Trump's troop withdrawals create a 'humanitarian disaster'?

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:27 sec | 5 d ago

Will Trump's troop withdrawals create a 'humanitarian disaster'?

"To pull most U. S troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq, raising concerns about humanitarian blowback. CBS is Candy McCormack report. You wins Top official for Refugees says if the peace prize Says collapses in Afghanistan there will be a humanitarian disaster. The violence has been increasing their in the last few months in Iraq, where American forces will also be reduced. The announcement was met by a volley of rockets in the Baghdad's Green Zone where the U. S embassy sits Britain's banning the

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Al Qaeda's Abu Muhammad al-Masri Secretly Killed in Iran

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00:24 sec | Last week

Al Qaeda's Abu Muhammad al-Masri Secretly Killed in Iran

"Intelligence officials now confirm Al Qaeda second highest leader accused of being one of the masterminds of the deadly 1998 attacks on American embassies in Africa was killed in Iran. Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who went by the nom de guerre Abu Mohammed al Mazri, was gunned down on the streets of Tehran by two assassins on a motorcycle on August 7th. Anniversary, not the embassy

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Gunman Fires on Saudi Embassy in The Hague

America First

00:32 sec | Last week

Gunman Fires on Saudi Embassy in The Hague

"Are investigating a shooting at the Saudi embassy in The Hague. Officers were allowed said just before sunrise photos appear to show bullet holes in the windows. Some reports suggest the Saudi Embassy building on a stately avenue in the center of The Hague was hit at least 20 times. A police cordon has been set up outside on part of the street sealed off. We're bullet casings litter the ground. Forensic teams are at the scene on police have sent out an appeal for anyone who saw or heard anything to contact them. Mostly for the shooting remains unclear.

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Gunman Fires on Saudi Embassy in The Hague

Chris Plante

00:49 sec | Last week

Gunman Fires on Saudi Embassy in The Hague

"In Jidda, Saudi Arabia, right yesterday. Marking 11 11 the end of World War one and the European allies gathered the embassy people gathered and Jidda, Saudi Arabia in western Saudi Arabia to commemorate the end of World War. One. Saudi Arabia was caught in the middle of World War one that Turks and all that Lawrence of Arabia. Maybe you've seen the movie and So the Arabs got cut. The Saudis did. That's really after in the aftermath of World War one when Saudi Arabia became the kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the House of Saud, But but never mind that right now they were gathering for commemoration of the end of World War one. And and somebody blew up a bomb and injured a bunch of people because you know also somebody attacked a bunch of people the French Embassy in Saudi Arabia recently and stabbed them because you know peace because that's the You know

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The International Reaction To Joe Biden's Win

The Takeaway

19:38 min | Last week

The International Reaction To Joe Biden's Win

"Farm minister who has now tweeted. Congratulations joe biden. On your spectacular. Victory joined with other nations. Latest around the world congratulating congratulate and on behalf of new zealand. Vicky nice including lights. I want to congratulate president-elect buydell and vice president-elect harris. us allies around. The world have moved quickly to congratulate president. Joe biden vice president-elect kamala harris on their win even as president trump still refuses to concede the election for countries like canada france and germany. Biden's victory could signal a return to cooperation on alliances like nato and treaties including the paris climate agreement but the prospect of a biden administration seems less promising to more authoritarian leaders with whom president trump ford strong relationships during his time in office including north korea's leader kim jong un brazilian president jair bolsonaro chinese president. Xi jinping who so far have all refrained from publicly congratulating biden and harris. Joining me now is yes means. Sirhan london base staff writer at the atlantic. Thanks for joining us again. As mean thanks for having me also with us. Clouds ladas professor of history and international affairs at the university of north carolina. chapel hill. Klaus good to have you with us. Thank you hello. How are you doing all right. We are in very interesting political moment right now. The president trump has refused to concede and yet president-elect biden is moving forward and the world is noticing clouds. How would you describe the scope. So far of the international reaction to biden's victory well on the whole thing that has been a lot of rejoicing a lot of applause for biden. I think people are hugely relieved that the trump administration will not have a second term and most people are most leaders in in europe and asia and of people in that country's overjoyed. I six they were really getting fed up for the trump administration. It was too dramatic too. Chaotic to unpredictable and people are relieved to see a new administration. I cost you said the administration was dramatic and unpredictable. And i think many americans would agree with you but it continues to be dramatic and somewhat unpredictable. Given the fact that the trump administration is now calling for recounts and investigations into what they allege voter. Inconsistencies are world leaders looking at that and saying anything about that. The fact that they're still Has not been a concession from president trump. Well del shaking their hands. Most of them are shaking the hats but the key for that sorts to themselves because it is no point to interfere in businesses seen as domestic american politics very few people at least very few democratic leaders have any understanding for what is going on in washington. It seems to be pretty obvious that the was of a free and walls not done in a fraudulent way at all and over. Four million people can vote for biden Rather than for trump's majority will lots of for millions of popular vote. He won miss. Four million people and the people have accepted. That biden is president-elect. And booby the new president but they are. You know wondering what's going on in washington but hardly anyone is actually surprised. At the trump administration would embark on such a course of action because that fits in with what is administration was like chaotic dramatic unpredictable and quite irrational to some extent mean given what klaus just laid out there in terms of the continued reaction to the world leaders at least us allies. Saying you know okay. We'll watch what's happening and see how this all plays out. How much of the reaction you think is excitement about biden himself versus relief about removing president trump from office. It's a great question. I mean it's worth noting An and i thought can of clauses overview spot on that you know for a lot of world biden is a very familiar character He certainly not new to the world stage. I think it was in. Benjamin netanyahu the israeli prime ministers congratulations that he noted that he's known biden for forty years. And i think a lot of world leaders know biden. So it's i. I think probably if i had to guess my assessment would be that it's probably the latter. I think a lot of i think a lot of the protests you are seeing in the us in the days after the result was finally announced was probably fell at least to me is an american observing from afar like a lot more relief than necessarily you know excitement. This isn't to say that you know. Folks don't like biden or unexcited to see him at the helm on his set a recognizable figure. But i think the world generally kind of just took a big sigh of relief that you know here returns a. Us option that recognizes. The us is traditional role in the world and will hopefully be kind of retaking that spot on the international stage. And yasmin. you are in london. Where prime minister. Boris johnson has had a strong relationship with president trump. How do you think this relationship between the us and the uk will evolve under a biden administration. It's a really good question. There's certainly been a lot of chatter about that very thing here kind of leading up to the us election and now after that we knew the result i think there is some conjecture that you know obviously as you just said President trump and prime minister. Johnson had a pretty good relationship. I think a lot of that stemmed from the fact that president trump was quite a big supporter of brexit. And you know. I think kind of quite appreciated the sort of comparisons between him and johnson superficial is some of the may be particularly. I think he quite liked references to johnson. As britain trump some remembering correctly and there has been some talk about some potential tensions between biden administration and johnson's downing street. I'm particularly with regard to brexit. Biden has been very clear about his support for the good friday agreement and opposing anything that would undermine it. And i think there's also some talk about how you know johnson before he was prime minister had made some comments with regard to president obama's support for britain staying in the eu. Where i think he made comments about obama's kenyan ancestry in how he had an ancestral dislike of the british empire so these are no doubt comments that administration would probably remember well. But i think it's worth noting that you know. These are things. I do not think are going to shake up the uk us relationship. In a major way. I think there's a lot more that And biden share particularly with regard to issues like climate change like the iran deal and. Yeah i mean. I think more broadly i would expect pretty good. Relations between the us and the uk going forward While it's certainly true. That trump and johnson had had a decent relationship I think you know the uk is is certainly a country that would see its relationship with the us being important irrespective of who's empower claus does not same theory hold true for other. You leaders like angela. Merkel for example and wilma call who themselves had troubled relationships with president trump. And who i can imagine so far are somewhat relieved to see this New administration elect. Yeah the But regarding johnson outside that johnson dossier a little insecure. He was the first international leader. I believe who fold up biden and congratulate him. They said i think that shows the level of insecurity and also abidance irish background. Bill make him wonder how. how how much you consult poured onto the united states in the future and the united vendor the united kingdom needs a trade. Deal the us. And i think he is for it. You know i think he would probably have seen a second trump administration as being more helpful regarding angela merkel and other european leaders. They certainly were relieved. Undiplomatic led a very bad relationship with trump or with raza. Put it the other way. Round a macro tried in various locations to make overtures to trump it was trump really rejected it who couldn't really in the end stand. Angela merkel nothing kid. He had a problem with female leaders. You had the problem as lead us. Who voted much more open to immigration and to do something about asylum people who were looking for asylum in their countries and he could understand and he also criticised the eu including germany for its huge trade deficit of us united states or rather to the united states of course had trade deficit busy you and he almost criticized the eu and it's trade policies. As much as he did china he called the eu. Actually a foe. Which is you know really surprising that you consider your most longest standing allies in the world that you suddenly regard them. As foes at least in trade relations. So underline michael and the german establishment as well as the french and other foreign policies tablets in europe are usually relieved that they see the end of the trump administration and us yes-men just that biden has a very good reputation. He is regarded to be quite honest as perhaps a little too old for the job but on the other hand is a centrist is not extreme is on the last notes of right people know him they a appreciate his his personality is a people person you some would say. Here's a backslapping sort of politician but much more extrovert much. More outgoing and much more ready to compromise than Trump was so all that shouting at nato summits or g seven summits all that Very bad atmosphere attention. The you know the almost talk about to break up of nato and talk about that trump wanted to undermine the quesion of political union of the european union all that will be a thing of the past because by and his administration can be expected to be very constructive to what nate to enter to you however having said that may the last sort biden will also insist on the european spending more money on their defense efforts so he will not be softer regarding nate and regarding the defense efforts of the europeans and here europe really needs to do something because that is an old complaint which goes back to the obama administration and before that wasn't actually unique to the trump administration. And the you know that they are very reluctant to spend more on defense. But i think a practice the president biden will actually be more successful in persuading them at. That would be the right thing to do as you mentioned. Joe biden's age. And i think that that's something that we must talk about because if something happens to joe biden we could be looking at a president kamala harris. And i'm wondering this is something that came up yesterday in our conversation about The role that black women played in american democracy in electing joe biden. We've seen kamala harris the first woman of color to ever sit in that role that i wonder how she will be received by world leaders. Yasmine your thoughts on that yet. It's a good question. I mean i think you know. Obviously that history-making of of her being elected the first female of vice president of colors obviously huge certainly noteworthy among a lot of the congratulations. that were received. I think it was prime minister. Narendra modi of india who actually dedicated an entire tweet just tacoma harris herself And i think the reason for that is is obvious. Obviously her indian heritage. He he sees that is is an opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between india and the us. but yeah. i mean. I don't know i would anticipate We as you say. Given president-elect biden's age that kamala harris could have a more hands on role than previous vice presidents that we've seen In in for that reason we may find that world leaders will quickly get to know come harris in a way that perhaps they didn't get to know vice presidents of the past and it seems just based on the comments that we've seen uncle mirko also an a made a comment about looking forward to meeting a kamala harris that we could expect that you know the world will be paying attention to both of them very much. Not just biden klaus What's been the reaction From china and president xi jinping so far there hasn't been much of a reaction. Xi jinping has kept quiet. We don't quite know why this speculation that perhaps xi jinping want antagonize the trump administration while it is still in office. The course and ten weeks you can do a lot of arm. And he knows that relations between china and the united states are difficult as they are that will continue to be difficult under the biden administration. So he's keeping a low profile on the social media in china have however been lots of comments. Some people really regretful that Trump is leaving because it made the united states weaker. It created a vacuum in international affairs which was appreciated by some observers in china as us believe you know it is much better to have a more stable more predictable government even if that government is perhaps more strategic in its relations with china. But they appreciate that proper possible predictability and international affairs so essentially. It's difficult to say what the leadership actually things and we will have to wait until eventually shipping and The foreign ministry in beijing will come out with a statement but they will do so nothing at the latest one set to mastic insecurity about the election. Outcome has been resolved than they of course will congratulate her joe biden and kabila harris now of course Clouds one country that we know has been watching the disarray In the united states or at least the tension in the united states has been russia. What have we heard if anything from vladimir putin and or his administration so far the gun russia's keeping a low profile putin hasn't congratulated i them and He is keeping quiet. Does not much coming out of russia but the they of course are disappointed. That trump did not win the second term. And there's been talk about disinformation campaigns. Not quite as much as two sixteen but russia did its bid to perhaps enable second trump victory and trump. However the to be quite. Frank hasn't been soft on russia. The administration perhaps not the president. Personally who always had such soft spot for putin and very confidential talks with him and no one really knows. What when on doing these talks but when you look at his policy his administration's policies towards a russia that wasn't soft all imposed over forty times a new sanctions on russia. So he the administration actually hasn't been soft on putin. But i believe that russia fears of fields that the unpredictability and the chaos and the. Let's say less focused way. of the trump administration than what could you can normally expect from an american administration that that in the end helped a russia that often the president Closed both ice and that influenced also of foreign policy. Make us in his administration like the state department. Yes maine another Interesting figure here is israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who has been a very close ally of president trump And that even translated into votes here. In the united states for the president from certain jewish orthodox communities. He congratulated joe biden and comma harris this past weekend. What do you expect to see from. Benjamin netanyahu in the near term when it comes to us. Israeli relations under a joe biden. I think this is something. That doesn't just apply to benjamin netanyahu but leeds had good relationships with president trump. I think narendra modi also falls into this category. And even figures like victor or bonham road regurgitate both of whom have also congratulated President elected biden But you know. I think he's a netanyahu in particular is a leader who obviously has a vested interest in maintaining a good. Us israel relationship irrespective of. Who's in the white house. It's no secret that obviously he benefited quite a lot. From having president trump in the white house the the moving of the us embassy to jerusalem being obviously one of those Kind of hallmark examples of a win for him That said He obviously you know. He recognizes that an admin the administration is changing. And i think he wants to shore up that relationship. But you know there's it it's been reported That the trump administration is hoping to kind of work with the israelis to sort of applies more punitive measures on tehran. Before trump leaves the white house in the form of sanctions to kind of make it more difficult for biden to return to the iran nuclear deal and try to bring that back it. This isn't to say that. Netanyahu and biden would necessarily see eye to eye on a lot of things i think we would probably see under a biden administration a return to the bit of the more traditional tone that we've known the us to take these israel Opposition to settlement expansion. That sort of thing support for a two state solution but indeed it will not be as rosy of friendship As we've seen between that and your home trump that's for sure we should also note that President trump's administration was also very close with bolsonaro of brazil. Both are considered to have really supported Populist movements and i'm wondering whether or not Desirable not who's also refrained from Congratulating harrison biden on their win and other populist movements across the world are looking at this and saying well maybe this is signals a change. Here i think it's definitely a loss for them. It's a setback. Because you know. I think particularly for leaders like bolsonaro. Who really sort of you know played on his relationship with president trump domestically I think this is a loss because you know even before particularly with populist movements even in places on like brazil where they aren't in power they could turn and look to president trump until their supporters. Look you know he's able to achieve this in the united states so we can achieve at here if know the greatest the most powerful leader in the world can do this that we can do this where we are so without question. I think it's it's a setback for them They lose that. You know that key ally in the white house But that said i think you know populous leaders like minded leaders to trump. Who could potentially take that narrative and sort of utilize it in their favor so While it is a loss for them. I don't necessarily think that it will end. Sort of their relationship trump or or will end them using trump is sort of an example to their benefit. Yes means seer. Han is a london. Based staff writer at the atlantic and klaus ladas is a professor of history and international affairs at the university of north carolina. Chapel hill

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Julian Assange will learn on January 4 whether he will be sent to US

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

03:43 min | 2 weeks ago

Julian Assange will learn on January 4 whether he will be sent to US

"Let's get a julian assange update here because yeah we haven't talked to this new but i'm pretty sure they did rule here not that long ago. let's see muller investigated julian assange assange lawyer says trump offered a deal to avoid extradition. That was a month ago four days ago. Rt reports prison friend of julian assange commit suicide to avoid deportation and six days ago Media silence on assange aids trump. So not a whole lot as far as breaking news. I guess look. The daily mail reported a week ago. Julian assange learns. Us extradition fate over hacking on january fourth so that the next big day is going to be january fourth where he will be. According to this report he will find out whether he will be extradited to the united states to face charges. That could see him for one. Hundred and seventy five years. He's facing eight forty nine years old now. He spent last decade of his life. You know basically behind bars he was in the ecuadorian embassy for six or seven years or something house a longtime faces eighteen charges including a plot to hack computers and conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defense information. He is said to have plotted with defense analyst chelsea manning more reasonably to expose war crimes by the government correct and it wasn't he who hacked any computers. He was simply helping chelsea manning crack password and i mean calling it calling crack s. I find it kinda humorous views. It was like it was basically just like a hash or something like that of of Something or other. And i don't know it was it was it was it was too well. No i know but it was. It was such a week. It's so weak to call at cracking I'm sorry but like okay. Maybe maybe fine. Maybe it was technically somehow illegal. But i just how can it be illegal. If he's not based in the united states. Well the thing is right back to this whole thing where they didn't. He didn't actually attack a server with like random passwords chelsea. Got the file and send it to him right right and so he basically looked up. It was like looking up the password based on hash or something like that. He helped chelsea with whatever she tells. Find out what the what the password would be based on the hash or something like that. Issue was not in within the so posad geographic land mass of the united states at the time he did not breach any security. No within the united states government. But yet it's like. Harvard is like conspiracy to assist hacking or something like that. It was so ridiculous. Yeah he's such a stretch to say that he did you know Nature conspiracy to obtain and disclosed national defense information and a hacking charge of some sort or blacking. Charges mockery with intent to gawk district. Judge vanessa. Bharat sir has reserved judgment. Her hearing dozens of witnesses called by assange legal team in a bid to persuade her to block his extradition appearing via video link from the belmarsh prison assange spoke to confirm his name and date of birth edward fitzgerald. the attorney for asana said quote. This is just a caller over. We're in contact with judge. Berate sir about the timetable. I think she's dealing with that. On behalf of mr assange. There are no submission. so they don't have anything to say at this point they've made their argument and the final judgment come down in just under two months time on january fourth. So that's where we're at

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Player reps OK plan to start NBA season Dec. 22

Bob Sirott

00:39 sec | 2 weeks ago

Player reps OK plan to start NBA season Dec. 22

"Well, the White Sox picks up a gold glove this week. Last night, some silver sluggers Jose Bray, you want it for the third time, Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez each for the first the trio combined for 43 home runs in 122 RV eyes Christmases seven weeks from today, Think about that for a moment. Looks like the embassy will be in the spotlight. A long standing tradition. The player reps have approved the league's plan to start the season three days before Christmas December 22nd and play a 72 game season still to be determined. How much to withhold from Playerssalaries because the shortened season and pandemic related losses

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A Lot Is Riding On The U.S. Election For Israelis, Palestinians

Morning Edition

03:14 min | 2 weeks ago

A Lot Is Riding On The U.S. Election For Israelis, Palestinians

"Attention to the election results. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he has had a huge influence on President Trump's Mideast policy. And the two have given political support to each other when challenged. Overall, Israelis and Palestinians have a lot riding on whether Trump or Joe Biden winds. NPR's Daniel Astra is in Jerusalem and joins us now. Hi, Daniel. Morning, Rachel. Let's start with Netanyahu. What is it? Steak for him in this U. S election. Ah lot of that stake. His relationship with Trump is one of the strongest cards that he has with Israelis, and Netanyahu is facing weekly protests calling for him to resign. So maybe those protests could intensify if the protesters find inspiration in a trump loss. I mean, we're talking about two leaders who really have depended on each other during very tough times. Netanyahu has come to Trump's defense when Trump has been accused of fomenting anti Semitism. And then Trump has come to Netanyahu's aid when Netanyahu struggled to keep his job in three consecutive elections, But now Netanyahu is really playing it safe. Just in case biting winds, and I want to play you this very awkward exchange that happened. Just a week and a half ago, Trump had just brokered a diplomatic deal between Israel and Sudan, and he had Netanyahu on speakerphone. You think sleepy Joe could have made this deal, baby sleepy, Joe, I think you think he would have made this deal somehow. I don't think so. You want to? We appreciate for peace from anyone in America, and we appreciate what you've done and obviously Wow. So much said in the pause. There s O walk through what Donald Trump has done for Israel in Netanyahu's view. Trump has sighted with Israel and against the Palestinians again and again, he moved the U. S embassy to Jerusalem. He sided with Israel's claims to the city, even though Palestinians also want to establish their own capital. There. He recognized Israel's annexation of the goal on heights, which was cap from Syria. He went against most countries when he recognized the legitimacy of Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank and even proposed he steal that would see Israel annexed all of its West Bank settlements. Which Palestinians say would make it impossible for them to have their own viable state. The last thing he's done is broker diplomatic deals between Israel and some Arab countries, and that broke the Arab concensus. That Israel should make peace with the Palestinians first before being accepted by the Arab world. Alright, So, Daniel, how do Palestinians view this election then? Well, they have a very clear preference there praying for Biden TTO win. They hope he can offer them a fresh start away. You know, to renew relations with the U. S, which have been cut off under Trump. I asked Dan Shapiro, the US ambassador to Israel, under Obama, what might change under a bite and presidency. He said Biden would not move the U. S embassy out of Jerusalem, but that Biden would take steps to preserve a two state solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict, like opposing Israeli settlement expansion. And that would be something that Palestinians would welcome. NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem. Thank you. You're welcome. And people are following the US election and

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Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

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00:42 sec | 3 weeks ago

Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting an ex embassy worker is suspected of sexually assaulting twenty four women a former U. S. embassy worker believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen women has been arrested and is in custody in San Diego Brian Jeffrey Raymond is charged in one case involving an alleged assault on may thirty first at the US embassy lease department in Mexico City prosecutors anticipate more charges involving twenty three other women the F. B. I. opened an investigation after Mexican police responded to a call on may thirty first and found a woman naked and screaming from the balcony of Raymond's apartment raven who worked for the government for twenty three years in numerous countries resigned in June hi Mike Rossio

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Trump and Biden hold dueling rallies in Florida

WBZ Afternoon News

00:43 sec | 3 weeks ago

Trump and Biden hold dueling rallies in Florida

"Election Day coming up this Tuesday the candidates in the final stretch of their campaigns, both President Trump and former VP Joe Biden today, spending time in Florida. It's one of those battleground states out their embassies. Aaron Travers has more on the Biden campaign. In a break from his standard campaign script. Joe Biden today went after President Trump for his mental acuity, something the president regularly does in the campaign trail when he attacks the former vice president Biden telling supporters in Florida today, by the way, do you know this is a guy who is the Stable genius. Remember. He's the guy that said, our problem of the Revolutionary War. We didn't have enough airports. God's truth. Karen Travers, ABC News traveling with the fighting campaign in Coconut Creek, Florida and

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Trump's achievements in the Middle East

Between The Lines

08:58 min | 3 weeks ago

Trump's achievements in the Middle East

"Donald. Trump's foreign policy is all too often met with derision or simply chairmanship? Isn't it? The critics Maki's diplomacy and they pan the choice of son-in-law Jared Kushner as a Middle East envoy. However just dies away from the US presidential election. Trump has had a few certifiable victories to put in his closing advertising pitch to the American people. I'm of course referring to the peace deals between Israel and Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Sudan these have been brokered by the trump administration well to tell us more about the significance of these Abraham. Cords. For the Prophet of Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. Let's tune to Greg. Sheridan, he's foreign editor of the Australian Gregg welcome back to the show. Glad to be with your. Greg, your assessment of trump foreign policy generally. Well I think. The media has done generally around the world agree poor job on analyzing trump because themselves have become. So polarized there the all against trump or a small minority of the mural for trump whereas I trump has had some wins and some losses. stylistically he's been very unorthodox and at times on counterproductive but you can look back inside that what trump has been a bath is being creating leverage. The United States in K. relationships is put tariffs on China, and that gives him something to negotiate with Jonah He's put sanctions on Iran that. Gives him something that Iran wants to get rid of an in every relationship? He's got leverage for the United States. Now I think he's done a lot of specific things that have actually been quite good. You can certainly criticize the way he talks about alliances, but it these actions rather than his words quite a lot of the things he's done have been very successful especially in Asia and the Middle East is increased the US military budget more than any other president and American allies. Niger very happy about that the allies in Asia. Have Been Critical of China and most inclined to stand up against Jonah namely Japan India Vietnam Singapore Australia a couple of Damon our full hours course I very good relationship with trump role. Bilaterally, a lot of his relationships been very successful India and Australia. His administration has built the quotes the quadrilateral security dialogue. He has recognized the nature of the Chinese threat to the international system and do American interests better than any other president. Andy's moved the debate along at the same time. There's been a lot of chaos in his administration, the White folks terrible but I think he's had some real wins and I think he's done very well in the Middle East. Okay. We're talking about the Middle East You have argued in the astride newspapers I amount to a major step forward in the pace there why these Arab states altering their relations with Israel is it because of the mutual fee of Iran or is it because the US has leaned on the Motley? Well it's by the size I think Tom plus some other factors as well, but you've just got to pause. And model at the size of trump's achievement in and. To even out of these words, probably you know get you sort of condemned by all international relax plots society at. A. O. Over knocks the of international relations would would excommunicate you for saying it. But you know Israel has five peace treaties with Arab nations. Three of them have come under Donald Trump. He has said we back Israel one hundred percent is move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem tremendous symbolic sign of his commitment to Israel. But he has said we all sat back the security of the Gulf Arab states and are opposed to Iran and we kind to put sanctions on it. We think the nuclear deal when far enough now, the Gulf Arab states all agree with trump about Iran. But also items cells to some extent lost interest in the Palestinian cause. They're certainly not going to allow Palestinian view of Israel to be a roadblock. Now, they say Israel is a very good security Patna and they are encouraged by the US administration to might place with Israel if you just change in your ABC's ready national with me Tom Switzer my guest is Greg Sheridan foreign editor of the Australian. Now Greg you've been one of Australia's leading defenders of Middle East policy for decades. Trump came to power on an America I strategic. He's goal a piece to be to reduce significantly America's military role in the Middle East. We just talked about this grand aimed Iranian coalition that can contain tyron wants the Americans have gone given that America is now energy independent moralists isn't this retrenchment from the middle. East if trump is reelected, isn't that a good thing? Well. I think. It's makes Grill Tom. I think it is probably a good thing. The thing tonight is about trump is that on the whole he has implemented a lot of his foreign policy promises. If you put trump's record on the Middle East, all together it's pretty impressive. The US defeated Isis and he's decided that the Iranian. Nuclear deal is a very bad deal. I agree with him about that because it recognizes the legitimacy of Iran's nuclear industry allows enrichment of uranium a whole lot of other things and then allows in a very short period of time I'm sales to rent said trump said that's completely unacceptable. He wants a new and much better they'll, and in the meantime he's applying sanctions to Iran. has significantly diminished Iran's ability to cause mayhem in the region but that brings me to the point about what happens if Joe Biden is elected knicks wiggle the polls. Many of the pundits the betty markets point to a Democratic victory next week if a bottom administration comes to POW, Greg dozen that increase the chances of everything you've just been saying being wound back, I? Mean wouldn't Baden for example. Revert to the Obama nuclear deal with Iran. Well Eight. That's what he says he'll do allow. Kind of the problem. So the final point from the past there is that trump is not engaged in any new military adventures whereas even Bama engaged in the regime change in Libya which had absolutely eleven offers consequences now, Baden. It's very unclear. What kind of Administration Baden will provide his advisors at the moment seemed to be dominated by retreads from the second, I. Bob. Administration Susan Rice and Ben Rides. But then his party has moved along why for an elect- with Anastazia. Cortes and Bernie Sanders and the influence of the crew he says he's going to make climate change the center of all of his foreign policy I think. He may repeat a mistake of trump's, which is simply to try to undo everything his predecessor is done whereas trump has left Baden assuming button does win trump was left on a lot of leverage tramples. Authorized the elimination of the commander of the Iranian could force SOMAINI and. The, Iranians, like everyone else are scared of trump and they're. Constrained by not knowing what he's going to do even though he hasn't done any major military intervention, I don't think I've boughten will WANNA put more troops back into the Middle East or anything like that. The story of the last ten or twelve years really has been Americans will will say trying to get out of the Middle East and finding it very, very difficult to do so but Baden would be. Tremendously mistaken if he didn't try to capitalize on the successes, trump might I certainly don't think he's GonNa WanNa Talk Sudan or by Ryan will will the United Arab Emirates? Out of normalization with Israel, but will is administration base smart enough to keep it going with other Gulf states in trump was saying the other day that he thinks Saudi. Arabia can might place. With Israel, we'll that would been shattering. That would be I don't tectonic shift in the Middle East and Baden if he's smart or his administration as. Will keep going down that road and then God bless them. They can get all the accolades for forever success they won't themselves. But if they get back to the Paragon the John Kerry paradigm, you've gotTa somehow miraculously solve the Palestinian problem before we can do anything else Well, I think it could be much less effective than trump.

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Americans warned of missile, drone attacks by US embassy in Saudi Arabia

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:33 sec | 3 weeks ago

Americans warned of missile, drone attacks by US embassy in Saudi Arabia

"US warning about a possible missile attack in Saudi Arabia US embassy in Saudi Arabia's issued a new alert warning Americans about a potential missile drone attack. The embassy says the attack maybe launched at Riyadh Saudi's capital city. The embassy warns American citizens to stay alert and take necessary precautions. Saudi Arabia has been under periodic attack in recent years by Iranian backed rebels. Last year a drone missile attack damaged Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities with the US military blamed in Iran at the Pentagon Lucas Tomlinson. Fox

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Daryl Davis On Healing Hate with Friendship

Untangle

05:47 min | 3 weeks ago

Daryl Davis On Healing Hate with Friendship

"Today I have the most amazing guest for you. He is a man that really shows us the possibility of how to disparate sides can come together. His name is Daryl Davis and he's a black man who is convinced over two hundred Klu Klux Klan members to give up their robes by boldly and bravely walking in deep into their lives deep into the heart of the Ku Klux Klan, becoming friends with them and showing them his sheer humanity. Today. We're GONNA hear Darrell Story and learn how it is that he threw his empathy compassion insight in bravery has been able to really embrace a methodology that allows people from opposite sides to come together learn from another become friends heal and grow welcome Daryl. Pleasure. To be here with you. Thank you for having me. It is such a pleasure. You're such an extraordinary human being sorry to embarrass you. I am so excited to be able to share your story and your insights today. My pleasure and I hope you'll listeners will enjoy it. Thank you. Why don't you begin by telling us the back story to how and why you are able to penetrate the clan? Okay. I'm aged fifty, two currently and as a child, my parents were in the US foreign service. So I spent a lot of my formative years starting at the age of three. And on through elementary school traveling abroad living in various foreign countries, you go to a country for two years and you come back home here to the states, and then you're reassigned to another country. So back and forth back and forth during my formative years while overseas my classes in elementary school and things like that were filled with kids from all over the world. Anybody who had an embassy in those countries all of their children went to the same school. So my classmates were Nigeria Italian Russian Japanese French you name it they had an embassy there I was in school with their kids and to me that was the norm that was my first exposure to school. and. So when I would come back home at the end of the two year assignment, I would either be in all black schools. Black and white schools meaning the still segregated schools or the newly integrated ones like. Well I left. CHICAGO. Shortly after I was born but we will come back and we would be like in Washington DC or be in Massachusetts different places for a short time before being reassigned every other two years. So I was back I know I was for part of Second Grade I was back for a fourth grade. I was back in sixth grade and I was back here in eighth grade when I would come back the schools were either all black or black and white meeting still segregated. Or newly integrated, and there was not the amount of diversity in my classroom that I had overseas. So in one case, I was in fourth grade nine, hundred, sixty, eight, I was ten years old and I was one of two black children in the entire school myself in fourth grade and a little black girl in second grade. So consequently, all of my friends were white and many of my male friends were members of the local, Cub Scout Group and they invited me to join which I did. And during a March we had from Lexington Concord to commemorate the ride of a Paul Revere. Suddenly I was being pelted with soda pop bottles and cans and Rawson just debris from the street by just a small group of the white spectators on the sidewalk not everybody most people were cheering us in waving and all that kind of thing. But there were about maybe five people off to my right I remember there being a couple of kids or half a year or two older than myself and a couple of adults who are throwing ends, and when I first began getting hit and looked over and saw this my first thought was oh, those people over there don't like the scouts. That's how naive I was because I had never been to. Before and it wasn't until my scout leaders came rushing over and these were white people, my den mother, my cub leader, my troop master, and they huddled over me with their bodies and escorted me out of the danger. And I realized I was the only person being targeted because nobody else was getting this special protection and I, asked him, I, said, why am I being hit why they're doing this? I didn't do anything and all they would do this kind of shush me and rushing along telling me everything would be okay. Just keep moving. and. So they never answered the question. At the end of the day when I returned home my mother and father who would not at the parade. were, fixing, cleaning the UP, putting bandaids on me and ask me how do I fall down and get scraped up I told him I didn't fall down into the mud happened. And this was the first time in my life that I heard the word racism they explained what racism was to me. And my opinion old brain could not process this definition. It made no sense to me whatsoever I'd been around white people from all over the world at this point and none of them whether they were my fellow Americans my French friends, my Swedish friends, my Australian friends, none of them treated me like this. So my parents were making this up because people don't do things like that. And they assured me that not all white people do this but there is an element of some they do and I just cannot wrap my head around it. So I didn't believe them well about almost two months later. That same year nineteen, Sixty, eight. On April the fourth Martin Luther King was assassinated. And every major city in this country burned to the ground. All in the name of this new word I had learned call racism.

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Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela

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00:28 sec | Last month

Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela

"Activists fled Venezuela Leopoldo Lopez had been living at the Spanish ambassador's residence in the capital, correct CAS since April 2019 after a failed military uprising he had been trying for years to oust the nation's Socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. Lopez is 49, a former mayor of a city near the capital and had been jailed under house arrest or in a foreign embassy refuge for nearly seven years. Still not clear how he left the country. Soldiers surround the property where he'd been staying. Coming

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"american embassy" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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01:31 min | 3 months ago

"american embassy" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Human trafficking. I've stood by my father's side at Dover Air Force Base is he's received our fallen heroes, and each time it has steeled his resolve to finally stop finally stopped. The endless foreign wars. To change the paradigm in the Middle East. He took a fresh approach. I heard foreign leaders beg him not to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. Yet he delivered on a promise also made an unfulfilled by past presidents because my father knew that it was the right thing to do. Defying all expectations. Just weeks ago, he rewrote history again by making a peace agreement. In the Middle East, the biggest breakthrough in a quarter century. For the first time in a long time. We have a president who has called out Washington's hypocrisy and they hate him for it. Dad..

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"american embassy" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

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01:33 min | 11 months ago

"american embassy" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"The American embassy began at about a hundred additional US marines are now the embassy itself firefighters in Australia working to hold back wildfires cease fires they're spread to get worse of already done so much damage here in New South Wales really across the country we're seeing more than two hundred fires into Australia's most populated states of these players have caused the deaths of at least eighteen people destroying well over twelve thousand homes as well and ABC's Maggie Rulli in South Wales you're listening to ABC news all right time is coming up on eight ten time to get outside and check on it see how things are rolled along with rhino things rolling along pretty well around Sacramento was mentioned last time around highway for a little bit west of I. five down the stocking area is shut down in both directions I don't know exactly what's going on but that we do know there is an accident involved Stockton PD is investigating no estimated time of getting that reopened freeways around Sacramento look great eighty from Roseville nine minutes to the cap cities what I know the nine on the cap city freeway near downtown thirteen minutes in from elk Grove on I five eighteen although it on fifty from fall some twenty one from woodland on I five if you're coming in from Davis but sixteen minutes cross the causeway to downtown Sacramento traffic on the chance every ten minutes mornings and afternoons Ryan nobles news ninety three point one K. F. B. K. today we're looking at a dense fog advisory until ten o'clock this morning sunny with some scattered clouds throughout the day I run sixty degrees today tomorrow sun and clouds high in the upper fifties and there's a chance of scattered showers overnight and Saturday they will continue.

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"american embassy" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

Mental Illness Happy Hour

05:37 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

"It was January thirty first nineteen sixty nine hundred sixty eight the opening day of the Ted offensive. So the shit storm of the Vietnam war. That's what changed everything. It changed. Politics changed the thinking in more than anything to change the mind of the noted news, anchor, Walter Cronkite. Yeah. So it was a shit storm in Thomson Newt? Airbase was under attack small arms fire. Everybody was all the soldiers around the berm facing outward. Helicopters gunships flying over smoke billowing from Saigon, and it was. I was just dazed. And that's the first place when I went on a second aircraft, a helicopter Huey to go up to a place called Ben wa. I was told get outta those khakis. You look like target Lieutenant and we we quickly flew over a little berm and then you could see Saigon it was under attacked the Viet Cong had penetrated the American embassy. The large force came in and took over the Newport bridge and many Americans died there. They had fighting at the racetrack. The Chinese section called show lawn in the cemeteries, and. The city was not secure. It may be around the embassy where they finally beat back that Viet Cong offensive. But the city was still somewhat occupied, and and men were men were dying Americans. So yeah, that was my introduction. So let's talk about the part of your story that interests me the most because you know, we've, we've heard stories from people about the nam and the logistics of this and that. But I, I would like to know emotionally, what's the arc. That somebody goes through from, I might get drafted to, I'm drafted, or in your case you enlisted so he could choose which branch to go into. To landing to your assignment to some of the things you encountered to transitioning back home. I would love to know the the inner life. What you're thinking about yourself, what you're thinking about the world, you're placing it, the war, our government, all those kinds of things. Right. Very good question. And for me. I didn't want to go in to the army. I didn't want to go to Vietnam. What I wanted to do was do what I loved, which was painting drawing. So I applied to the school of the Art Institute in Chicago, fantastic school. That's what I wanted to do. For some reason. They didn't want me and I received a rejection letter. Now, I had the chutzpah to take my letter. I got on the l. train and went down and I went into the school and I asked to the s the secretary can I speak to the guy who signed my rejection letter and after an hour and a half, he saw me, you know? So I asked him, I said, can you reconsider this? And he kind of stumbled and said, no. And then I said, well, why did you? Why did you reject me? Wasn't my academic performance in high school or was it my art portfolio? And he said both and stormed out. The secretary was standing at the door and she said, Mr. Duffy's time to go. So at any rate, what happened was I got home and shortly thereafter I received a draft notice. I still didn't want to go into the military, but with the draft notice I knew. From talking to my friends down in LVN beach in Chicago in up in Rogers park that the draft notice Mentz they could pick you for the marines for the navy for the army, possibly the air force, but mainly the marines. I didn't want that and they would assign you wherever they wanna. Do a sound you within that branch? Exactly. And what your what your job was. So I was pretty good in mathematics, and I took some tests and I said, why'd like to be a road surveyor? And he said, we can do that for you. So I did enlist in who served the draft where it would have been potluck, went into the military and was sent to fort Polk Louisiana. For the initial training and then sent to fort sill for the survey trainy. Hold that thought, we'll come. We'll come back to that, but tell the story about bringing your draft card in to that room. Well, the draft board in our neighborhood was up a long flight of stairs. Let me describe this neighborhood in Chicago..

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"american embassy" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

Mental Illness Happy Hour

05:37 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

"It was January thirty first nineteen sixty nine hundred sixty eight the opening day of the Ted offensive. So the shit storm of the Vietnam war. That's what changed everything. It changed. Politics changed the thinking in more than anything to change the mind of the noted news, anchor, Walter Cronkite. Yeah. So it was a shit storm in Thomson Newt? Airbase was under attack small arms fire. Everybody was all the soldiers around the berm facing outward. Helicopters gunships flying over smoke billowing from Saigon, and it was. I was just dazed. And that's the first place when I went on a second aircraft, a helicopter Huey to go up to a place called Ben wa. I was told get outta those khakis. You look like target Lieutenant and we we quickly flew over a little berm and then you could see Saigon it was under attacked the Viet Cong had penetrated the American embassy. The large force came in and took over the Newport bridge and many Americans died there. They had fighting at the racetrack. The Chinese section called show lawn in the cemeteries, and. The city was not secure. It may be around the embassy where they finally beat back that Viet Cong offensive. But the city was still somewhat occupied, and and men were men were dying Americans. So yeah, that was my introduction. So let's talk about the part of your story that interests me the most because you know, we've, we've heard stories from people about the nam and the logistics of this and that. But I, I would like to know emotionally, what's the arc. That somebody goes through from, I might get drafted to, I'm drafted, or in your case you enlisted so he could choose which branch to go into. To landing to your assignment to some of the things you encountered to transitioning back home. I would love to know the the inner life. What you're thinking about yourself, what you're thinking about the world, you're placing it, the war, our government, all those kinds of things. Right. Very good question. And for me. I didn't want to go in to the army. I didn't want to go to Vietnam. What I wanted to do was do what I loved, which was painting drawing. So I applied to the school of the Art Institute in Chicago, fantastic school. That's what I wanted to do. For some reason. They didn't want me and I received a rejection letter. Now, I had the chutzpah to take my letter. I got on the l. train and went down and I went into the school and I asked to the s the secretary can I speak to the guy who signed my rejection letter and after an hour and a half, he saw me, you know? So I asked him, I said, can you reconsider this? And he kind of stumbled and said, no. And then I said, well, why did you? Why did you reject me? Wasn't my academic performance in high school or was it my art portfolio? And he said both and stormed out. The secretary was standing at the door and she said, Mr. Duffy's time to go. So at any rate, what happened was I got home and shortly thereafter I received a draft notice. I still didn't want to go into the military, but with the draft notice I knew. From talking to my friends down in LVN beach in Chicago in up in Rogers park that the draft notice Mentz they could pick you for the marines for the navy for the army, possibly the air force, but mainly the marines. I didn't want that and they would assign you wherever they wanna. Do a sound you within that branch? Exactly. And what your what your job was. So I was pretty good in mathematics, and I took some tests and I said, why'd like to be a road surveyor? And he said, we can do that for you. So I did enlist in who served the draft where it would have been potluck, went into the military and was sent to fort Polk Louisiana. For the initial training and then sent to fort sill for the survey trainy. Hold that thought, we'll come. We'll come back to that, but tell the story about bringing your draft card in to that room. Well, the draft board in our neighborhood was up a long flight of stairs. Let me describe this neighborhood in Chicago..

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"american embassy" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on AP News

"A plethora of impactful items the council unanimously approved regulations that will require bike and scooter share operators to get permits and they'll be forced to pay the city per vehicle a few brief comments were followed by a unanimous council vote to authorize the one hundred the us economy slowed to a lacklustre pace in the first quarter but as ap correspondent mike have been reports it's expected to sizzle in the second quarter economic growth in the first quarter was revised down to two percent a sharp decelerating and the worst showing in a year the commerce department says that gross domestic product the country's total output of goods and services was weaker than previously thought declines in consumer spending and business inventories helped trim a fifth of point off last one sentiment but a canonists are forecasting a significant turnaround in the current quarter many private forecasts are predicting growth of four and a half percent which would be the strongest since the third quarter of twenty fourteen mike kemp in washington china's rejected a us request to discuss its demand that airlines described self ruled taiwan is part of china according to the american embassy in beijing in a statement the embassy says the us has told chinese authorities the united states strongly objects to the demand by president xi jinping's government to call the island taiwan china and maths and internet menus some twenty airlines including air canada british airways and lufthansa have been referring to taiwan as part of china to avoid penalties from beijing the embassy said it's disappointed china's refused request for consultation on the issue it's the trump administration was deciding how respond hi i'm megan crane ap digital manager and host of the podcast ground game look at the top political issues bubbling up around the country ahead of this year's midterm elections it's available on apple podcasts and podcast one while you're there be sure to subscribe rate and review it that's the podcast ground game.

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"american embassy" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Detect some kind of rush now seeing some kind of purpose and what donald trump is doing thinking well maybe he could do this well maybe he could do the other but this is just the opposite of anything constructive he's given away this prize of of meeting legitimising the north korean leader for absolutely nothing which is not diplomatic strategy bought a like a diplomatic tick i mean he did the same thing by moving the american embassy to jerusalem which is prized pearl of the pri peace process but which he gesture he made for absolutely no return and i'm this is this is the same thing happening over again the north koreans a delighted they've already one quite significant victory by presenting the chairman as a as a world statesman when it comes to behind the scenes dealings and meetings i mean there is some of that going on but the actual the framework the network of building some kind of sensitive agreement with this is the visit of trump's modus operandi it takes time in those failures along the way one car imagine considering his recent behavior that g seven con imagine that his approach will be any different here is it the case because it certainly how it seems to me that this is a certain from the north koreans point of view they can't lose here can they wear as the united states can be a guess seen to lose but it's hard to believe donald trump really cares all that much no i think it's thing dana's true i mean the north koreans there is excess gets in just as far because they can't lose both on the international stage have been taken seriously include domestically they can play this is having been showing they're being taken very seriously a note that north korean tv has apparently taken the unusual step of reporting this meeting before it happens normally the leaders activities only reported after the fact so awfully if donald trump has decided doesn't fancy the meeting after all and that's going to be a bit of a difficult one to sell on the news tomorrow that said i mean let's not forget that i think you know earlier this year some very serious compensations we're concerned about real military confrontation between these two so even if this is not going to live.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

KHNR 690AM

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

"Painfree relieffactor dot com studios it's the larry elder is this president came into office and this administration we have seen in a konami that skyrocketed hasn't been good pork all americans not just white americans are not white americans but all americans these are red white and blue issues in if we can't we can't get away from this device of type of talk we cannot come together as a nation that's horrible is totally unacceptable all right so maybe you two will make up some day we'll see what happens i know one thing she cannot stand this president congressman kelly thanks so much triple eight nine seven one s h e e triple eight one seven seventy four three over here we're gonna talk about the momentous act of moving the american embassy from tel aviv to them the ceremony has been violence and an msnbc reporter claimed that the palestinian riots were unarmed later on made it well i guess they had some light arms and nbc reporter asked the white house if it's acceptable for israel to kill at will that was actually a question that was put to the white house we're talking about that later on now we continue our campaign to send children of prisoners to the fresh air and fellowship of angel tree camp i wanted to do the kerry now often you asked me i get letters and i get things on facebook what can i do what can i do why did to help you if you're serious help me send these kids dumber camp think about the time you went to summer camp if nothing else just breaking you from the monotony of the of the city for some of these kids they have never even left the county let alone banana environment like this with crafts whether he's in violence where this adult supervision we're maybe you can meet people that can really really change your life and who knows maybe you'll make friends for a lifetime we've talked about how often these kids went to aintree camp comeback later ones adult become counselors carey father was sent to prison and of course she felt ashamed and punished within some people stepped in and changed carries life explain more about indochino like what it.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"The us embassy to jerusalem the following day the palestinian population will be celebrating what they call mac but day which is the day of catastrophe as they call it for the establishment of the state of israel the american embassy in jerusalem is an existing building that was a consulate office and so in essence just changing the name on the front for now is that correct that is absolutely correct why is this important israel it's not so much the changing of the sign that the symbolism the fact that it's jews some always well received the transfer of the embassy to jerusalem as the us recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel which you will know is not shared by many other countries who view israel as being as jerusalem is being occupied and contest the fact that it's israel's capital fizzy be protests tomorrow in front or nearby this us embassy ceremony well there is plans by peace now to hold some sort of protests nearby but you can imagine the security is going to be very heavy and i doubt that they'll be able to get close to the embassy compound or where the ceremonial take place and we could see some violence it's very hard to tell what is surprising is up until now we haven't seen any sort of comments from the elbow concerning tamaz embassy transfer which is interesting because if you're a member when president trump i mentioned the transfer of the embassy to jerusalem there was outrage within the arab world and they all seem to be pretty silent the countries surrounding is concerning masters to and what about this idea that because the americans have now moved their embassy that somehow this discredits stem isn't he any type of a fair broker in the region.

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"american embassy" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"The because easy in an effect on breaking was then a minister and you got learn a who was a minister from the labour party the whole or a result escort government 96 six said seven deep look ever he could not to liberate jews lynn uh definitely moshe leon lett after our liberation of jewish fluent immediately gave away that uh he's all the temple mount who than moslem lock and now let's jump through a if you use later the netanyahu government here comes uh uh it in new credited in america donald trump he wants to stay open to uh uh to to move the ah and back and to see dan the american embassy to jerusalem whose duan who's doing every sink behind the scenes that this will not happen being in eu netanyahu uh webs with continue this uh a fear from from uh a juice submarine in nielsen am on the temple mount that's what it means when you've been in lengthy american uh when he and win america uh uh uh uh uh when america says hey it's yours so you have to do something about it and if you see competing on i'm saying goes new knows what what happened in behind the scenes knows that the american embassy is not moving to relying now because within yeah but in spite of netanyahu uh and then take the last seen in in this strange movie okay uh is the uh metal detectors and metal detectors you remember that there is.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KFI AM 640

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"american embassy" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Is this will he maintains that a middle east peace process is not only not dedden water he can rabuka it even despite these main among could argue he might have an image lated sense of south and them i think he feels that if he could pull off um by mood thing moving the israeli at sorry the american embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem declaring jerusalem the capital of israel and a teaming medley eastern pace he would just be on a whole new level of a dilmun ship but back in the real world i think that's pretty impossible to achieve in data and netanyahu murray's very much in the real world you mentioned he met mackerel and then of course we had he would he cited the words of for very komo news marina earlier as well what do we know about that encounter with macronet clearly it doesn't seem to have dampened netanyahu's and ththis has to continue with the same rhetoric but macron presumably will have done a decent job what was the french press being signing button and saying what is a bit insisted aden international issues of course he's interested everywhere so a little ammunition particular and this one is very very complicated but what you have to remember is that first historically france is being seen as being pro more propalestinian that pro israel and we have new reason to think that moscow is going to change its stance although is not a no widely propalestinian is more balanced but somehow seen as being appropriate stinian so of course they tanya how arriving to a country that's known to be properly seen and that's the first thing second thing is that in france when things are not going well at home and one can argue that things are not going very well at home for him and michael the president that all always the possibility to of shine is armor going on the.

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"american embassy" Discussed on WRVA

WRVA

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on WRVA

"Hours a day every day the sean hannity show is back on the air jerusalem is still the capital of israel and must remain an undivided city accessible as soon as i take office i will begin the process of moving the united states ambassador to the city israel as if capping continued to serve a jerusalem will be the capital of israel and i have said that before and i will say the gun jerusalem will remain the capital of israel must remain undivided we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of these people jerusalem therefore i have determined that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel while previous presidents have made this a major campaign problems they failed to deliver today i am delivering i've judge this course of action to be in the best interest of the united states of america and the pursuit of peace between israel and the palestinians this is a longoverdue step to advance the peace process and to work towards a lasting agreement this is a historic day jerusalem has been the capital of the jewish people for three thousand years it's been the capital of israel for nearly seventy years it was here that are temple stood are kings ruled a profits preached jerusalem has been the.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KPNW 1120AM Newsradio

KPNW 1120AM Newsradio

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KPNW 1120AM Newsradio

"By the ad council and the us forest service which fielded a dictator in charge that the data with work with the global with what dictators and authoritarianism and they want islam and charge the president's now speaking various his with open eyes and very fresh thinking we cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past pole challenges demand new approaches my announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between israel and the palestinians in 1995 congress adopted that jerusalem embassy act purging the federal government to relocate the american embassy to jerusalem and to recognize that that city and so importantly is israel's capital this act passed congress by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and was reaffirmed by unanimous vote of the senate only six months ago yet for over twenty years every previous american president has exercise the laws waiver refusing to move the us embassy to jerusalem or to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital city president has issued these waivers under the belief that delaying the recognition of jerusalem would advance the cause of peace some say they lacked courage but they made their air best judgment based on facts as they understood them at.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

KHNR 690AM

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

"Best policy moving forward i'll let me play for you with the president said a flashback last year we will along the american embassy to the journalist capital of yours hera syndulla let me let me tell you something and other critics people that don't like the president people that do like the present the republicans that like the present republicans of don't like the president democrats don't agree with the president some democrats up you may agree with the presidents and pay you know what i'm gonna tell you this from a purely geopolitical legal situation number one legally there's no question that all we're doing is recognising what is in fact on the ground that the country that is sovereign over this area israel hazare capital is jerusalem so that's number one skip already defined beauty issues under international law number two it takes that issue as a fake bargaining chip because it was never going to be a bargaining chip so all these false starts that took place under the clinton administration and president bush it never happened they never could get to a deal giving jerusalem up divided would not give them the deal so now we've got a real play a real move by a real negotiator in place here and i think that what you're going to say and we'll get reaction from our office in jerusalem of sure on the broadcast tomorrow we'll give you more updates but skippy when i have been there are a lot we we know this area there are threats coming from hamas who controls the gaza strip this must be the partner by the way of the fa tom wishes the old plo and they are saying this would so the irony of this to me is that there are declaring a day of rage in response to the president's statement skippy reaction well this is not an you know this is not unusual for the arabs every time they don't get their way they create some type of a day of rage or some type of by loans to try to happy will change their mind they are not prepared in my view to ever negotiate because what they ultimately have promised their people is unachievable they have told their own people that someday they're gonna go back and they're going.

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"american embassy" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm david greene in a speech later today president trump has an opportunity to follow through on a campaign promise we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people jerusalem that was then candidate donald trump speaking to a packed the pro israel american lobbying group now moving the us embassy to jerusalem would overturned decades of precedent world leaders from pope francis to turkish president rigid tiv aired want are warning against doing this so what could all this mean for the future of the israeli palestinian conflict i want to turn to daniel kurtzer he served as us ambassador to israel under president george w bush he is now professor at princeton besser welcome good morning dave said why is this announcement such a big deal well it's inexplicable uh from the perspective of our diplomacy uniform policy and it's selfdefeating with respect to the president's stated desire to achieve some progress in the middle east peace process the reason we have not a move the embassy in the past or decl make declarations on jerusalem is because we have been acting as an honest broker mediator third party intermediary antiserb it is such a sensitive issue of the status of jerusalem the question of whether there will be two capitals in jerusalem in the context of a twostate solution and so uh every administration until now has wrestled with this issue but come to the conclusion that it would be best for us diplomacy and for the process of making a not to do this what you say president does it or if i may say inexplicable but but several us presence including george w bush who you worked for called at some point for a similar move so it is going to be a valid argument at least to make here well there is a valid argument to jerusalem is israel's capital and that's where they have all their their uh uh institutions of state uh but the status of jerusalem is not been too termined nor has its borders have been determined and therefore uh each president as a candidate has called for the united states recognize jerusalem and move the embassy but once behind the a.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's first in the country in gdp first in population two hundred twenty billion dollars worth a government spending comes from california forty million people in our state driving the stories behind those numbers i'm john sepulvado you give us eight minutes we'll give you the voices behind those numbers each morning on the california report from kqed first up five fifty one here on kqed public radio for a begins at nine this morning san francisco officials have voted to expand the program that the uses surge pricing for the city and county is more than thirty thousand parking meters forum will discuss that topic at 930 state assembly speaker anthony read the joints for i'm to weigh in on the claims of sexual harassment against some other assembly members also there will be a special broadcast from npr tune i that this morning at ten special coverage of that scheduled speech by president trump the white house saying the president's going to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel but will sign a waiver delaying any move of the us embassy a process that could take years as the gun that special npr coverage begins at ten this morning we will go back to forum if the coverage ends before the hour is up four with michael krasny beginning at nine this morning by kqed public radio good morning i'm michael state at seven after four it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm david greene in a speech later today president trump has an opportunity to follow through on a campaign promise we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people jerusalem that was then candidate donald trump speaking to a packed the pro israel american lobbying group now moving the us embassy to jerusalem would overturned decades of precedent world leaders from pope francis to turkish president rigetti aired one are warning against doing this so what could all this mean for the future of the israeli palestinian conflict i wanna turn to daniel kurtzer he served as us ambassador to israel under president george w bush's now professor at princeton investor welcome good morning.

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"american embassy" Discussed on WINS 1010

WINS 1010

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on WINS 1010

"The northbound 75 in darien connecticut up by exit twelve any growth so avoided if he can cars can take me merit truck skin out four post road riches at route one the instead six 84 looks good no travels on to eighty seven through westchester the rest of westchester fairly quiet the go trails close that said that portion of a 602 between the bering land bridge and the answer will circle they were mopping up a fuel spill they say were reopened by five this morning things are okay in rock leng county ask though some slow traffic both ways on seventeen up iowa our earlier accident side they're all the lanes are open but there might still be some activity thereby west ram apoe avenue in my wassell watch where some muscle slowdowns who there and here's what you need to know about the bridges and tunnels more than slide slowdowns will say at least a twenty minute delay now to the upper level of the gwb emergency joined repairs of what they're doing and the lower levels just maria reopened that'll take away a little bit of the pain lower can take all the cars lincoln and holland they're both doing well i'm geoff jensen said our next report four thirty one on ten ten wins wins news time four twenty two president travel recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel today and instruct the state department to begin the process of moving the american embassy from tel aviv the decision controversial as we hear from by the mark remillard in a move that palestinian leader say favors israel and could have dangerous consequences for the peace process president trump is set to announce that the us will recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel and we'll begin moving the us embassy from tel aviv that's according to to us officials in a source close to the white house the announcement has upset palestinian leaders who say there is no palestinian state without east jerusalem us officials meanwhile say trump's decision does not preclude the possibility of parts of jerusalem also being a capital of a future palestinian state a ma says the move breaks red lines and would be igniting this part of raves the the us consulate ordering its personnel and their families to not conduct any personal travel involving jerusalem's old city or the west bank due to fears of unrest over later.

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