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Fresh update on "antony blinken" discussed on Ben Shapiro
"Actual news, Joe Biden has been abroad. The big problem is Joe Biden doesn't actually know he's abroad. Essentially Joe Biden's tenure thus far is a lot like the Anthony Hopkins movie. The father. He's just wandering around, not knowing where he is and confused all the time. It's essentially an outtake from the Super Bowl of the weekend, wandering through mirror lined hallways, weirdly bumping into things. That is Joe Biden abroad. We were told, of course, that Donald Trump had shamed America on the world stage. And now America is back, baby Americans back. In fact, Antony Blinken, the secretary of state, he says, the foreigners love us again. The Europeans. They love us. They love us some. Yeah. You know what the Europeans love They love when you give them what they want, Because politics is a power game, And the reality is the Europeans know that Joe Biden things more like they do Here is Anthony Blinken. There was a major poll that just came out that showed that across those countries, 75% of the people on average now have confidence in American leadership and in President Biden that's up from 17%. A year ago. So we're now in a position where when it comes to dealing with Russia and the challenges it poses or dealing with China and the challenges it poses. We can come with a much more united front. Oh, is that what's going to happen in the United Front? Or maybe is that the Europeans are comfortable that we have a doddering old fool in the White House who is never going to challenge any of their preconceived. Notions about either Russia or Iran about the Middle East. They're just going to do whatever the Europeans would like them to do. And why exactly, would they feel threatened by Joe Biden? I mean, this is this is the key to Joe Biden. He is perfectly unthreatening because again near corpses are not threatening. This is why the right is not really glomming onto attacking Biden, because how do you attack a houseplant? As I've said many times before, So Joe Biden over and over on this trip, he demonstrated that he is, in fact, barely sentient. I mean, it's it's embarrassing. There are folks in America. He said that Donald Trump was an embarrassment on the world stage because he was so Bruskin because he said Crazy things not fine. It is embarrassing to have a president of the United States who was wandering into walls. Okay, That is it. Uh, we've gotten to a certain point in American life when these are the people that we choose to be president of the United States. Okay, so Joe Biden led off. The G seven by mixing up Libya with Syria three times. He's trying to talk about how he was standing up to the Russians, and also we're going to work with the Russians to end the bloodshed in Syria, but he missed 1400 Miles. Libya is nowhere near Syria. In fact, it's not technically even on the same landmass. Syria is up there in that Middle Eastern landmass and Libya is down there in Africa. Here is Joe Biden, missing the mark by about 1400 Miles. Three times in Libya. We should be opening up the passage to be able to go through and provide Provide food assistance and economic said I mean and, for example, the rebuilding of Of Syria of of Libya. You know this? Is there there, so I'm hopeful. That we can find an accommodation that where we can save the lives of people. And for example, and in Libya. Okay, So here's the thing. That's the wrong place Indie. They're digging in the wrong place. So Joe Biden doesn't know where he is. And he doesn't know where Syria is Also He gets very angry when you ask them simple questions. So Joe Biden was asked about What he is going to do to stand up to the Russians and the Chinese and and Joe Biden was like growling at the reporters. It's like I need more time. I mean, First of all, I don't know what happened to his voice here. Suddenly he became one of the demons from Poltergeist. This is real weird stuff. You kept in place, some trump era steel and aluminum sanctions. And I wanted to ask you when you're having these conversations with European allies who are very concerned about these sanctions. How do you justify that? And what are your plans to 120 days? Give me a break. I need time. 120 days. Give me a break. Need time to dude, What is going on? What is happening right now? Okay, And it was consistent like across the entire G seven. First of all, the G seven is always weird, right? Always get these weird pictures of these world leaders awkwardly associated with one another. This time they opened their picture. They're opening picture was of the G seven leaders in Cornwall like on a beach in Cornwall, and they look like they just beamed down except that Angela Merkel was wearing a red jacket. So she's the one who goes first, right is usually the way this works. But Joe Biden just he's not with us. In the middle of one of his press conferences, He starts talking again about how he's gonna get in trouble with his own staff. If he answers unapproved questions, he does this all the time. By the way, he's saying the quiet part out loud. He's actually reading the stage direction from the teleprompter. Here. Is Joe Biden doing that again? Uh huh. I'm sorry. I'm going to get in trouble with staff. I don't do this The right way. Jennifer Jacob number I have to. I have to. I'll only answer questions from the people. My staff tells me now answer. Broccoli. And then he he tried to introduce the president of South Africa after Boris Johnson already had leading the entire G seven to laugh at him. Things are going swimmingly..
Fresh update on "antony blinken" discussed on Michael Berry
"Get the latest on these strange UFOs and watch Rob Schmidt on Newsmax, the new network Everyone is talking about. Talks aimed at reviving a nuclear deal with Iran getting a possible boost from the G 77 Nation summit just held in England. The concluding statement of the G seven summit meeting in Cornwall, saying restored and fully implemented nuclear deal could also pave the way to further address regional and security concerns. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview. I think this put some urgency and seeing if we can put the nuclear problem back in the box. Still, Iranian and Russian officials are reported to say it does not seem there is enough time to reach a deal before Iranian presidential elections on Friday. At least one hardline candidate opposed to the deal is expected to win. President Trump pulled out of the 2015 deal three years later. Since then, Iran has been ramping up its nuclear capability boxes Greg Palkot in London President Trump had argued in part that Iran was already violating the deal. A former government contractor sent to prison for classified leaks to the media is now out of prison but on home confinement reality winner pleaded guilty in 2018. Transmitting national security information and was sentenced to more than five years in prison, considered a record amount for leaks to.
Fresh update on "antony blinken" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Bill will provide much needed assistance to the employees of the intelligence community, the State Department and other federal agencies. In a moment of rare bipartisanship, the Senate passed the bill unanimously last week. That CBS chief investigative correspondent Catherine Herod, she says Collins believes Russia is likely responsible for the attacks and if it can be proven the Kremlin will be made to pay a price. President Biden is expected to talk about Havana syndrome when he meets with Russia's President Vladimir Putin. In Geneva on Wednesday. The G seven nations are calling for a W H O convened investigation into the origins. Of coronavirus. This is coming weeks after President Biden called for a closer look at the two origin theories being circulated by the intelligence community in the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, telling CBS's face the nation. China needs to provide more information about what happened. I think the not only the United States, but the world is insisting on it. One of the things that's coming out of the G seven Is an insistence that the W H O be able to move forward with China cooperating on this so called Phase two report to build on the initial report, which had real problems with it, not the least of which was China's failure to cooperate Many scientists still say the most likely theory is that the virus was passed from an animal to humans, but they can't rule out the lab leak theory based on current thin evidence coming up next for you in money news, Air travel is getting close to pre pandemic levels. I'm Jeff Global, It's 11 54. If you love scratchers from the Virginia Lottery, you probably also love when your dog nails a new trick. That's an everyday when, baby come on, Richard Rollover, Hon. Did you see he did it? Ranger rolled over. Oh, yeah, And now he's paying on the rug. The rollover, though still in everyday win like scratches from.
Fresh update on "antony blinken" discussed on Mike Gallagher
"Of your questions all wrong. We have a really good idea What happened here? There's an enormous amount of evidence that there was a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. There's a there's a pilot evidence 100 FT High. I have have high confidence that that's the case. We press the Chinese Communist Party really hard. Not just the State Department, but our CDC and others, too. We withdrew from the WH show which become politicized. This administration chose to get back in that I don't know what tools they think they're going to use. But we were serious. That's in this endeavor. We've made clear that there would be real cost to the Chinese Communist Party. We built that operation warp speed. I was thrilled to hear they're going to distribute these vaccines around the world to countries that need it. They couldn't do that. But for the work that happened under project warp speed, it was remarkable and historic work. Put real pressure on the Chinese Communist Party and we got very close to being able to make a lay down case for what actually happened and how this virus came to kill millions of people around the world and destroy billions of dollars in wealth. We know enough now The cover up continues and it's time for accountability. Gosh, I miss him, Boy. I miss him right before Mike Pompeo. Fox News Sunday had Antony Blinken, the current secretary of state, it was astounding. To see the difference between these two men. You know, Blinking is a bureaucrat. Just a Washington bureaucrat talks in that double speak Mike Pompeo direct to the point. Pulls no punches. We had four years of clarity. Now we got Well. Grandpa Joe wondering what time they're going to serve the tapioca pudding. Stumbling around being corrected by other They're they're making fun of him. But I can promise you There are no mean tweets. No more mean tweets. Shall we have that to be grateful for my gosh, Happy birthday. President Trump Happy Flag Day America. As we miss you. And it's nice to see Trump returning. To the arena because we need him. We need him now, more than ever. Look at what look at what small business owners are experiencing in this country, thanks to the Biden administration. It's a war. To war, and we've got warriors pushing back like job creators Network portions of our show are brought to you, in part by Job Creators Network. Last week, Job creators Network filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball for the immediate return of the All Star game to Atlanta or face paying $100 million in damages to local and Georgia state business owners. Many of which are minority owned and still trying to recover from Covid 19 losses. Meanwhile, Biden continues to push for massive tax increases the $2 trillion infrastructure plan..
Fresh update on "antony blinken" discussed on Lee Mathews
"To invent, was speaking ahead of talks with fellow leaders in the military alliance, the president said. The U. S has a sacred obligation to I just want all of Europe to know that the United States is there. The meeting comes after years of tensions within the group under President Trump, Dave and Simon. Russia's threats will be on the NATO agenda today. Wednesday, President Biden meets with Russia's leader Vladimir Putin in Switzerland. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells Fox News Sunday If it continues to take reckless and aggressive actions directed us or our allies and partners. Resident going to make clear that will respond forcefully as we did in the case of election interference. The the solar wind cyber hack multiple elections have finally yielded change in Israel after more than 12 years. Israel now has a new prime minister, Naftali Bennett will lead the Jewish state and also a newly formed coalition government. Outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visibly upset in his final moments in office boxes. Trade Langston Jerusalem Another Covid vaccine may be coming in the fall, Nova Vac says It's version is 90%. And effective against Covid 19 and protects against variants and has been shown safe in clinical trial. Novavax plans to ask for approval By late September, a race in the mud got very messy. Last night, El Paso County, Texas, one of the trucks racing crashed through a guard rail and into the crowd, injuring eight Spectators, three of them hospitalized in critical condition. America's listening.
Harris Prepares for First Foreign Trip as Vice President
"Sports at 6 15. The Biden administration addressing access to cope in 19 vaccines around the world Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Costa Rica, saying the U. S wants to lead when it comes to helping vaccinate the world against Cove in 19 president is going to announce In more detail the plan that he's put together to push out 80 million vaccines around the world that we have at our disposal. We can also reiterated the Biden administration's message to migrants is do not come by its president. Harris will be embarking on her first foreign trip next week, where she plans to talk migration with Mexico and
Blinken Arrives in Israel to Strengthen Gaza Cease-Fire
"Reform. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Israel for the start of the Middle East mission aimed at shoring up the recent cease fire between Israel and the Hamas ruled Gaza Strip Blank into scheduled me with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and then later speak with Palestinian Authority
Blinken Begins Middle East Mission to Bolster Gaza Ceasefire
"S Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has begun a visit to the Middle East, during which he'll try to shore up the cease fire that ended the fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Mr Blinken is having talks in Jerusalem with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Later he'll meet the Palestinian leadership. Lord Rebellion is in Jerusalem. Quite modest aims at least publicly for the top American diplomat is he's here on this tour of the Middle East, his first since taking office Antony Blinken is here to make sure the ceasefire is upheld entrance with the Israelis because they do not want the reconstruction effort. For that money to be diverted by him as so that they make more rockets to fire in Israel.
Blinken in Israel on Mideast tour to shore up Gaza truce
"Secretary of state Antony Blinken has arrived in Israel at the start of the Middle East tool aimed at shoring up of the Gaza ceasefire Lincoln is the highest ranking US official to visit the region since president Joe Biden assumed office the administration had hoped to extricate the U. S. in the region's intractable conflicts and focus elsewhere this being pulled back into the Middle East by another outbreak of violence he's beginning his visit in Israel where a prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life after a fourth inconclusive election in two years Rankin's Amos may encounter obstacles of such as a whole Israeli leadership Palestinian divisions and deeply rooted tensions surrounding Jerusalem and its holy sites I'm Charles dealer this month
"antony blinken" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Israel for the first of two days of visits in the area that bolster the cease fire between Hamas and Israel. At the Gaza Strip. US. Humanitarian aid for Gaza is to start arriving Tuesday as well, Americans worried about inflation, Even as the White House downplays it, Republicans have seen polling indicating that Americans are worried about Spike's inflation. That's why Jim Banks who leads the Republican study committee in the House, crafted a memo encouraging the GOP to tie inflationary fears, too. President Biden. Now the GOP sites, the $1.9 Trillion Covert bill Democrats passed in the late winter and concerns about a possible infrastructure package. A recent White House memo noted that it quote will take some time to sort out when it comes to supply and demand issues but was skeptical of long term inflation. Now, the banks memo says extra unemployment benefits might devalue the dollar. There's worry Democrats may have overplayed their hand dumping so much spending into the economy with the coronavirus built Fox's Chad program. The capital. Ohio's vaccine lottery appears to be paying off. Republican Governor Mike DeWine is dangling five separate $1 million lottery prizes for adults and five full scholarships for teens who get vaccinated. If you get the shot, you get entered for a chance to win Since the rollout of the Buckeye State's plan earlier this month, nearly three million people in Ohio have registered after interesting vaccinations appeared to be waning. The first winner of the Vaccine million Lottery prize will be announced Wednesday evening since the Popularity of the Ohio contest. New York, Maryland, Oregon and Kentucky have followed suit was similar lottery prize giveaways. Tom Graham Fox News The federal appeals court will hear an appeal Tuesday of Dylan roofs federal death sentence. He was sentenced to.
Secretary of State Heading to Middle East Amid Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire
"Of State Antony Blinken heads to the Middle East as a cease fire between Israel and Hamas Continues. Lincoln. The suspected to meet with Israeli leaders to convey the U. S is ironclad commitment to the nation's security. Continue efforts to rebuild ties with the Palestinian people and ensure humanitarian aid reaches Gaza.
Blinken Off to Mideast to Push Peace Talks After Gaza Truce
"President Biden is sending his top diplomat to the Middle East after last week's Gaza ceasefire the binding ministrations been criticized for its perceived hands off initial response to the fighting between Israel and Hamas secretary of state Antony Blinken has said the president's behind the scenes efforts paid off with a truce after just eleven days now blinking himself will go to the region to push Israelis Palestinians and other players to build up the ceasefire by laying the groundwork for eventually resuming peace talks the president says blank and will also work with partners to ensure aid reaches Gaza which was badly damaged in the Israeli air strikes Cyberabad Donnie Washington
"antony blinken" Discussed on KOMO
"Down, at least for now. President Biden facing his first foreign test, ABC is George Stephanopoulos talked with his secretary of state about how they helped bring about a cease fire in the region. Cease fire between Israel and Hamas is holding despite scattered clashes in Jerusalem and the devastation caused by 11. Days of rocket launches and military retaliation. That destruction creates the potential for new violence poses a challenge to President Biden and raises a host of questions for our headliner Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Good morning, Mr Secretary. Welcome to this week. Let's start with the ceasefire. President Biden pushed it privately welcomed it publicly. Both sides were claiming a sort of victory right now, but has anything really changed? What's to rent this cycle of violence from kicking up again? Maybe very soon. First, George. It was critical to get to the cease fire and President Biden's focus on relentless determined but quiet diplomacy is what got us to where we needed to be, which is to get the violence ended as quickly as possible. To stop more human suffering and to at least put ourselves in position to make a turn to make a pivot to building something more positive that has to start now with dealing with the grave humanitarian situation. In Gaza, then reconstruction rebuilding what's what's been lost and critically engaging both sides in trying to start to make real improvements. In the in the lives of people so that Israelis and Palestinians can live with equal measures of security of peace and updated E. You stress that word equal right there. That seems to be a new emphasis for this administration. We haven't heard that Ah lot in the past equal rights for Palestinians and Israelis. Well, it is vitally important. That the Palestinians, uh feel hope on have opportunity and can live in security justice. It is for Israelis and there should be equal measures on in a Democratic society. That is, I think an obligation of the of any government. So ultimately I think that that that hope that security that dignity can will be found in a Palestinian state. But meanwhile, we have to do everything we can both to address the immediate situation, which is humanitarian reconstruction in Gaza, starting to improve people's lives in a concrete way. On, ultimately get to a place where we can get negotiations and move towards something that brings a lasting resolution to the problem. You say you still want to work towards a two state solution, But is that really still possible? Is there anything constructive the United States can do? It doesn't seem like efforts have created much fruit in the past and Or is this new emphasis you're putting on equal rights? Really? The start of a longer term shift Nothing. President Biden's been very clear that he remains committed to a two state solution. Look, ultimately. It is the only way to ensure Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state. And, of course, the only way to give the Palestinians the state to which they're entitled. That's where we have to go. But That I don't think it's something for necessarily For today, we have to start putting in place the conditions that would allow both sides to engage in a meaningful and positive way toward two states. In the first instance, we have to deal with Making this turn from the violence. We got the ceasefire on now deal with humanitarian situation deal with reconstruction on deepen our existing engagement with Palestinians on with Israelis alike. I hope that everyone takes from this is that if there isn't positive change, uh and particularly if we can't find a way for to help Palestinians live With more with more dignity and with more hope. The cycle's likely to repeat itself and that is in no one's interest. You say you want rebuilding? You say you want reconstruction? How the president said he wants to do that without restocking Hamas. Rebuilding Gaza was out recycling Hamas. How do you do that? They're in charge in Gaza. Look, we've we've worked in the past and we can continue to work. With trusted independent parties that can help do the reconstruction and development, not some crazy governmental authority. And the fact of the matter is Hamas has brought nothing but ruin to the Palestinian people. It's gross mismanagement of Gaza while it's been in charge, and, of course, She's indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, which have elicited the response that they did because Israel has a right to defend itself. So I think what's the real challenge here? Is to help the Palestinians and particularly to help moderate Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority deliver better results for for their people. And, of course, Israel has a profound role to play in that to the president reiterated strong support of a free Israel on Friday, but he's coming under increased pressure from progressives. Bernie Sanders has introduced a resolution of disapproval over new arms sale to Israel. Others Lakers. She totally pendejo, see Say the U. S. Should not be rubber stamping arms sales to Israel when they use the weapons to abuse Palestinian rights. We got to the result, thanks to President Biden's relentless focus on this quiet, but I think effective diplomacy in in getting to a cease fire and stopping the violence in In 11 days. If you go back and look at previous crises, they've lasted a lot longer. Your money at 20 and 50 past the hour on Co. Moh news. Cuomo's money report is sponsored by Propel Insurance Home resales in the Western part of the country dipped 3% in April from March year over year those sales of previously owned homes in the region where up a whopping 54% last month, according to the National Association of Realtors. With the median price up nearly 20% to just above a half million dollars. Amazons prime now app that allows consumers to shop for groceries or other items from Whole foods and other local stores and get delivery in two hours is being shut down..
"antony blinken" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"State Antony Blinken will visit the Middle East as Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease fire following days of rocket fire. The dust is starting to settle following this 11 day conflict between Hamas and Israel and the Kasambala gates. This is the military wing of Hamas held a parade in Gaza City, mourning the loss of one of their top commanders. Hamas and smaller factions inside Gaza fired more than 4000 rockets toward the Jewish state during this round of conflict boxes. Trey Yingst police arrest a suspect in an attack last week on Jewish customers outside of Los Angeles restaurant. Investigators say a pro Palestinian group approached the victim's yelling anti Semitic slurs. L A P D expects to file hate crime charges Iran won't allow international inspectors access to surveillance images of its nuclear sites, a three month deal to hold the images with the International Atomic Energy Agency expired. Police are looking for the person responsible for killing a six year old boy in Orange County, California a manhunt now underway after an apparent road rage shooting that left a six year old boy dead. They say the victim's mother was driving him to kindergarten when the driver of a white sedan fired into their car shooting and killing the little boy families asking for the public's help in bringing the shooter to justice Fox's John Scott Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited his alma mater to give the commencement address telling the West Point graduates. The world is changing as world powers try to one up each other. The Department of Defense is committed to doing everything in its power to support you when you serve and when you deploy and when you come back, Austin says some of the biggest challenges the United States faces. Comes from China. America's listening toe Fox News. Don't miss our 2021. I heard radio music awards radio music awards coming toe fucks and on my heart radio ad Thursday no place like a cowboy place in the time I could, cowboy time Angel away like the cowboy way. Have a capital I can today. Yeah, when you're all that whole crowd boys contained that cowboy ground way like that. Cowboy way. Have a cab Canady here like they have a big time drive the new big Sky burger. Every Rogers restaurants. It's a quarter pound burger with Smithfield pulled pork beer battered onion rings American cheese in spicy barbecue sauce on a corn dusted Kaiser bun ain't no way like the cowboy way and a song like a cowboy song. Have a cowboy kind of holding away going wrong. You have yourself a big time. Try the big scape Burger at Roy Rogers restaurants. Kardashian uber eats available at participating restaurants. Critical race theory in.
With the Fighting Suspended, Assessing the Destruction in Gaza
"A cease fire between Gaza militants and Israel is now in its second day. For most of the fatalities, they were fighting in Gaza. But NPR's Daniel Estrin in Gaza City reports Hamas militants are staging victory rallies. A couple dozen masked Hamas militants of just marched down the main thoroughfare. Holding up AK 40 guns wearing military fatigues. Hamas is celebrating the end of the war with Israel as a victory. This is the second day that the ceasefire continues, and Egyptian mediators are in Gaza, working out the terms of the cease fire with Israel. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to be in the region to meet with Israeli leaders and The Palestinian Authority leader in the West Bank, go to bus as Palestinians in Gaza survey the damage and the rubble from the destruction of 11 Days of fighting.
"antony blinken" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Every of ST Antony Blinken will travel to the Middle East for meetings with both sides. Yesterday, President Biden reiterated his commitment to the security of the Jewish state after being asked if Democratic loyalty was shifting. There's no shift in my commitment to commitment to the security of Israel period. No shift, not at all 11. Days of fighting left well over 200 people dead, most of them in Gaza and attempt at bipartisanship appears to be in jeopardy following another round of talks on infrastructure. Republicans say the cost is still too high. The White House bring down their top line amount, about half a trillion dollars from 2.25 trillion, down to 1.7 Trillion. The White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Some of the changes involved shifting investments on research and development and also supply chain manufacturing and small businesses out of this packaged into another piece of legislation, the endless Frontiers act and that deals with making the US more competitive with China. They also brought down the request for broadband funding to match the GOP offer. The House says they also brought their physical infrastructure investment in Rosen Bridge is closer to the Republican number. Fox is Jackie Heinrich. Republicans also oppose raising taxes to pay for the package. There was a deadly shooting in Minneapolis overnight. Police say 10 people were shot to fatally, after a fight broke out between two men. No arrests have been made. Terrorism is not suspected in the Netherlands, where five people were stabbed last night, But authorities in Amsterdam.
"antony blinken" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Two o'clock. Middle East turmoil on Jack Callahan Fox News the Israeli Defense force reports They have shot down a drone over their border with Jordan without saying from where or by whom they believe the drone was launched. Israel launched more airstrikes Monday in retaliation for rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. Some diplomats and congressional Democrats are calling on the White House to demand a cease fire. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is traveling in Europe and addressed reporters Questions in Copenhagen. Israel has the right to defend itself. There is no equivalence between a terrorist group indiscriminately firing rockets, civilians and a country defending its people. Those attacks. Blinken added that Israel as a democracy has an extra burden to do everything possible to avoid civilian casualties. Boxes. Rich Edson at the State Department president Biden says when the new vaccination numbers come out later today will show that 60% of Americans have received at least one dose of the Corona virus vaccine. And he says, for the first time since the pandemic began, death, sir down in all 50 states and the president will soon announce details of a plan to share the vaccine worldwide. These air vaccinations and vaccines that are authorized to be putting arms of Americans. By the end of June, when we will have taken delivery of enough of such vaccines to protect everyone in the United States, the United States will share it least 20 million of those doses. That extra supply with other countries. The president says America won't be fully safe until the pandemic is under control. Globally. Louisiana's governor John Bel Edwards, has declared a state of.
Biden Administration Encourages 'All Sides to Stand Down' in Israel-Hamas Clash
"Abide administration is trying to get Israel and Hamas in Gaza to end the violence Secretary ST Antony Blinken. We're working hard to encourage All sides to stand down to de escalate to return. To come today, Hamas fired a heavy barrage of rockets deep into Israel, which has called up reserves that has begun firing artillery as well is conducting air raids into Gaza. At least three rockets have also been fired from southern Lebanon into Israel. The 100 people have been killed in Gaza. At least seven people have
India's Foreign Minister out of G-7 Meeting Over COVID Risk
"Scared of meeting of foreign ministers, including the U. S. Secretary of state India's foreign minister has got into self quarantine here in London after two members of his delegation tested positive for the coronavirus Superman You MJ Shank are met on Monday with Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a meeting of G seven foreign ministers, Although the State Department says there's no reason to believe any of the American team is at risk. Officials have been observing social distancing and are tested daily.
Echoes, Beeps and Bunnies: Virtual Climate Summit Suffers Glitches
"President Biden's virtual summit with dozens of world leaders got off to a glitch field start when he hosted Japan's prime minister last week the president noted it was his first in person meeting with the world leader after months of video conferences there's no substitute for face to face discussions as evidenced in this morning it's also but also I do have I do have your debtor future for all of us the president's opening remarks echoed through an east room decorated like a TV show sets with forty world leaders watching at home then came French president Emmanuel microphones tape remarks uncertainty keystone advisory much Mister president I'm what I now turn the floor to the president in Russian federation has Excellency flood report secretary of state Antony Blinken mistakenly cut him off which left to Putin's silently glancing around the room things got better till president Biden spoke again but but the private sector and echoed again Sager mag Donnie Washington
COVID-19: What Will It Take to Vaccinate the World?
"Americans can anticipate a time when all of us have access to a vaccine. Poor nations aren't so lucky. You might be thinking Well, that doesn't affect me. But if the virus spreads unchecked in billions of people who don't get vaccinated this year, you can bet it will mutate Ah lot and then it becomes just a matter of time before our vaccines are less effective. Earlier this month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken spelled it out. Even if we vaccinate all 332 million people, the United States tomorrow way would still not be fully safe from the virus. Not while it's still replicating around the world and turning into new variants. That could easily come here and spread across our communities again. The world has to come together to bring the covert pandemic to an end everywhere. So this week we look at the race to vaccinate a planet of 7.9 billion people. Ray Suarez takes it from here. Vaccinating a majority of people in every country on Earth is a daunting challenge. So the international community has cobbled together a radical solution. Kovacs is an initiative led by the World Health Organization, along with other global health partnerships. Today, it's working with almost every country in the world, so called mixes an unprecedented global effort. Gothic sub brings together 191 economies that together account for more than 90% of the world's population. That's un rather Gupta. I spoke with her over zoom. She used to be the director of one of the largest public health programs in the world. The National Health Mission of India. Now Gupta is based in Geneva, and she's taken on an even bigger job as deputy CEO of Gavi, the vaccine alliance. It's one of the health organizations helping to take the lead on Kovacs.
Blinken in Afghanistan to Sell Biden Troop Withdrawal
"Administration is defending the plan to pull out remaining troops from Afghanistan. Always after President Biden's announcement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul, and he told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the U. S remains committed to Afghanistan. We have a partnership is changing in Georgia President Ghani said He respects the United States decision. There is huge uncertainty about what the withdrawal means for Afghanistan, including speculation the Taliban might return to power in
"antony blinken" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"State Antony Blinken has made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to meet with the Afghani president. He also met with American troops at the US Embassy in Kabul. Thank you for Being here in Afghanistan for the extraordinary work that you and all your colleagues are doing. Blanket is in Afghanistan to talk about President Biden's plan to pull the last 2500 U. S troops out of the country by 9 11. Let's take a look at your drive on the 7 10 looking at South Gate on the 17 north down before you get Firestone Boulevard. You gonna find a wreck here in the right lane? Couple of cars involved Ahjumma for you right around the one Oh, five in West Covina on the 10 westbound just before via Verde. Somebody just broke down here, But it is the right lane that's taken away. Expect some heavier traffic at the 57. Okay, if I and this guy is sponsored by injury, attorney Superwoman super lawyer dot com Jeff all crash on the 1 70 was really complicated. Yeah, just to give you a little heads up when Robin and I warned you about the work zones. What That means is Men and women are working on the freeway, so you gotta slow down, But there's been a crash and it's a bad ones out from 17 neighbor back now, right in the middle of this work zone got a couple of days, but the right name was blocked anyway for the work coming down from a grand victory, so A lot of activity here corporal to left her open, but the South won 70 itself from Sherman Way through Burbank. It's really crawl all the way down Laurel can if he only going into Studio City world changes still in pretty good shape, And if you want to use the south five, they're coming down from the 1 18 to sell five is a little slow down to a little bit before Lankershim. But after that, it's a pretty easy drive all the way down to the 1 34, and I think it's gonna stay that way for a while. I did wait down towards the Glendale Freeway. Injured in an accident visit Superwoman Super Lawyer Calm Jeff Bark a F eye in the sky, they a pie in the sky helps get you there faster. I'm robbing banks Dodgers own the best record in baseball. And after defeating the Colorado Rockies, 4 to 2 yesterday, they're also the first.
"antony blinken" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Joe biden himself has said that he's wide open on how big it would be on. What the corporate tax rate would be for mansion saying it should be twenty-five percent. They said they thought that was a good starting point in the conversations i've had with them and the deadline for this chuck. I'm told is by august recess. Oh four months. We're going to be talking about this for quite a while it's interesting. I remember when the deadline was july. Fourth it's already moved a month arguably which i think it was inevitable that it would move a bit when we come back. A republican governor finds himself on the wrong side of his own. Party's culture war. Arkansas is asia. hutchinson joins me now. A welcome back. One of the weapons. Republicans are using with an eye towards retaking powers to tar democrats on a number of cultural issues but sometimes republicans get caught in that. Crossfire when arkansas governor. Asa hutchinson vetoed a bill that would ban gender affirming treatments for transgender youth. The state's veto proof. Republican majorities in the house and senate overrode his veto by substantial margins and washington. Post op. ed last week hutchinson wrote. I'm being attacked by some of my republican colleagues for not being pure enough on social issues and for vetoing a bill that limited access to healthcare for transgender youth governor. Hutchinson joins me now governor. Welcome back to meet the press. I'm curious this was the third bill targeting transgender youth in some form in the issue in some form that had passed the legislature. Did you veto this third bill because of the specifics of the bill or was this or how much of it was enough already with these bills. That seem to be in search of of a of a problem that didn't exist. Each bill has to stand on. Its own i signed to that. I thought made sense was girls in sports Trying to protect women's sports the other one was Supporting medical conscience. That doctors can claim conscience reason if they want to deny particular procedure but they have to do emergency care and so. Those are two bills that i signed. The third one was not Well done it. Did not to protect the youth interfere with the government getting into the lives of transgender youth. As well as their parents and the decisions that doctors made and to me. It's about compassion. But it is also about making having the laws make sense in a limited role of government. And that's the case that i made in the washington post column that is republicans. We need to get back. Ask a question. Is this the appropriate role of government. Are we restraining ourselves. Look you've got quite a few and you're not your state. Legislature is not the only one like this. But you've got a quite a few of what i think would be described as loosely culture war bills or what. I'm going to describe as culture. War bills a bill that got withdrawn but wanted to ban anything that had to do with the sixteen nineteen project. You couldn't teach it in schools or another one that would have banned school tied school funding in case. You did this stuff. And i'm just curious. Why do you think there's so much focused among some members of the legislature on issues. That i you tell me. Is this really bubbling up in arkansas. Skull's well it's not but the fear is about the future and the fear is also that we're losing our culture and the case. I make though is that just because You want to keep things as they have been. Perhaps you don't need to use the instrument of the law. You don't need to use the state to accomplish that purpose in every instance There is the church there is society. There is your community and that's where the culture is is impacted or reflected in the future and again. There's too much as a republican party. The principles of limited government in its pushing freedom and choice in the free market. That's what the party is about. We've got to apply those principles even when it comes to the social war. But i'm curious if you're now if you if the voters inside the republican party don't agree with what you said. I want to put up something. Jonathan last from the bulwark wrote. He said republican voters no longer have any concrete outcomes that they want from government. What they have instead is a lifestyle brand and if you want to move up the ladder within a brand network you don't do it by governing or making policy. You do it by getting attention. A lot of these issues seem to be designed to get attention right rather than a solve a long term problem of governance. i think they're well intentioned is just that they're taking in the wrong direction and again restraint is the word. I don't want to criticize My republican legislators that i know their heart They believe in this. But i think did have said in my veto hopefully as a reminder to republicans all across the country as we look at a particular issues and and organizations trying to get us involved to pass laws to solve different problems asked the fundamental question. Is this the right role of government. Is there a better way to do. It is this reflecting the best. The republican party and is reflecting compassion. And i think those are important questions that i tried to ask in the bill that i vetoed and i think that message is an important one across the country. Let me ask you this about government interference because you've you've made a strong case limited government when it came to these decisions between a parent child their doctor. Somebody's going to hear that. And say how come you don't have the same view when it comes to abortion absolutely. That's an appropriate question. But as you know there's a big difference in the case of abortion and i've signed multitude of prolife bills i believe in protecting the life of the unborn. The distinction is that medical sciences..
He said, Xi said: America-China ructions
"Japan's prime minister suge yoshi. He visits the white house this week. One subject will dominate discussions china. Tensions between america and china have been building last week. America accused chinese officials of committing genocide and crimes against humanity in the province of seen john. The mistreatment of its muslim leaguer minority had already been the basis for internationally coordinated sanctions on chinese officials to which china's swiftly responded with its own sanctions on american officials at all a hostile meeting of the two sides last month. The first under the biden some had hoped the relationship would become less heated and confrontational than had become during donald. Trump's presidency instead. It seems only to be deteriorating. I'd say that the us china have gotten off to a pretty rough start under the administration. Gotti epstein are china affairs editor in their public remarks. Everyone from joe biden himself on down. I've tried to make clear that there's not going to be a new page turned in. Us china relations. They have an overall goal to become the leading country in the world the wealthiest country in the world the most powerful country in the world. It's not going to happen on my watch. We saw that play out last month. In alaska in the first high level face to face talks between the us and china secretary state. Antony blinken opened the meeting with china's top diplomat young by referring to concerns over a number of china's domestic and foreign actions including in xinjiang hong kong taiwan cyber attacks on the united states economic coercion toward our allies industry. Young gave a forceful response by the taylor. One million of winning mcquaid susil cheapen wage all basically told the us who are they to lecture china.
ISIS Is a Growing Threat in Africa
"Secretary of State Antony Blinken is hosting a virtual meeting of the coalition to defeat Isis, focusing not just on the ongoing threat in Syria and Iraq but also the growing threat in Africa. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. U. S officials are alarmed it a deadly attack in Mozambique. Acting special envoy John Godfrey says the Isis branch in Mozambique has become increasingly brazen attacks in recent days in the northern town of Palma left dozens dead and thousands missing. Godfrey says one American who was there was successfully evacuated. The attacks there are horrific, frankly and show a complete disregard for the life, welfare and security. Of the local population. The envoy was speaking to reporters in a conference call ahead of a coalition meeting meant to focus on the fight against Isis in Syria and Iraq. Godfrey says the coalition recognizes the need to counter Isis branches and networks in Africa, too.
EU, US, UK, Canada target China officials over Uyghur abuses
"Coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials over human rights abuses against weaker Muslims. The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes. US. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that United transatlantic response sends a strong signal. China has responded with its own sanctions against EU officials. Three. Oh, eight. We had off the Wall Street, Andrew all
After testy meeting, China says will discuss climate with US
"A testy two day meeting between the two nations. Top diplomats. China says it's agreed with the U. S to take up A number of issues soon go to the meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, with marked by acrimonious public exchanges. But Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the two sides did manage to tackle UN expansive agenda. Iran, North Korea on Afghanistan on climate Our interests intersect. The official shouldn't want news agency says China and the U. S. Have decided to set up a working group on climb. It changed and hold talks on consular missions and issues related to each nation's journalists. However, U. S officials say no formal agreements have been reached on resuming any dialogues, war starting new initiatives. And
After testy meeting, China says will discuss climate with US
"After a testy two day meeting between the nation's top diplomats China says it is agreed with the U. S. to take up climate change it a handful of other issues woman's own goal the meeting in anchorage Alaska with mark by acrimonious public exchanges secretary of state Antony Blinken said the two sides did manage to tackle unexplained sieve agenda Arron on North Korea on Afghanistan on climate our interests intersect the official Xinhua news agency says China and the US have decided to set up a working group on climate change and hold talks on consular missions and issues related to each nation's journalists however US officials say no formal agreements have been reached on resuming any dialogues warts starting new initiatives the two countries feuded over journalist visas and consulates during the trump administration the climate change is seen as one area where they may be able to cooperate and Thomas Washington
US, China wrap up testy 1st face-to-face talks under Biden
"A **** of days in Alaska's top US and Chinese diplomats hold their first face to face meeting since president Joe Biden took office the chilly temperatures in anchorage Alaska did little to lower the heat around the table as secretary St Antony Blinken and top Chinese diplomats traded sharp barbs over trade human rights Taiwan China's assertiveness in the South China Sea and the corona virus pandemic it's no surprise that when we raise those issues clearly indirectly thought we got a defensive response Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang chi chi demanded the U. S. stop pushing its own version of democracy at a time when the United States has been roiled by its own domestic discontent US China ties have been torn for years the vita ministration hasn't said whether it's ready or willing to back away from the hard line stance I'm timid wire
"antony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"State Secretary Antony Blinken Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Japan today. Later this week, South Korea stated purpose China influence in the region and North Korea, Germany, France, Italy of halted the use of AstraZeneca vaccines. This is cases rise in all three countries as they I further lockdowns. The W H O E M A, C D. C and I H say this is not a good idea during a pandemic, and Madonna has begun testing on the company's latest candidate, which the M R. Any technology can be stabilized when stored in the refrigerator. Hong Kong has expanded his eligibility zones ages 32 59 effective Today, the vast majority of his priority groups have shied away from leaving millions of Dorsey's doses on used now, so they're expanding 32 59. In San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg is cules. Thank you so much. And let's get back to Todd L'm ahead of effects and micro analysis for Asia at in touch Capital markets with us on the line from Singapore and let's get to your main beef, which is your effects outlook, And I know that you think the yen and the Swiss Frank could under perform so kind of giving that broad of you that you are positive here. On the global economic recovery. Certainly we are positive on the economic recovery. And I think that that is going to encourage investors to continue to get a move towards with here currencies. But I think that you've seen the Frank and Japanese again are suffering on that basis. I don't think this is going to change anytime soon. I think that the question that we're confronted in this point. Is whether or not this trend towards weakness in its currencies. The broader trend charge weakness in the dollar is whether or not we're going to teach some shifts in terms of the composition of those moves, and I think that as expectation on a quicker pick up in the US are growing that the risk is that we see some shift towards US central trade. Away from some of the Asia central trees that have performed well during earlier faces of the pandemic. I think that all these are outperforming some currencies like the Canadian dollar. I think that the Mexican peso which has underperformed to some extent there, maybe scope for catch up there. Well, you mentioned a fed meeting that happens. It'll wrap up on Wednesday. We have a BOJ meeting this week. Also a Bank of England meeting to what extent do you suspect a lot of coordination happening so as to Reduced the temptation from markets to kind of flood to one side or the other, depending on where money is, is most generously impacted. Should accept active, you know, coordination in terms of policy messaging or out like quality think that it is incidental, or it's a function of the fact that many of the central banks are facing similar pressures that having been said I considered policymakers, generally speaking will walk to suit the market. They won't want to be the smoke. For volatility. So we probably will see a degree of concern and again attentiveness to recent rises and yields when policymakers suggests that they are guarded against that spilling over into any additional volatility. And I think that you know, when we look at this from a 30,000 FT perspective, one of the things that will serve continues. If you do see some movement. Around the central bank meeting between But I do think that some of the words particular on the fed you a bit to the hawkish side. I don't do that disrupting brother trends. I think that you know several weeks from now eyes probably going to relative failing in favor of continued strength from this to happen. As a chief economist, step. Bloomberg Economics Tamale put it, central banks went into the covert crisis together, and they will accept the separately. We're also looking at the vaccine rollouts, and that is not even as well. You seeing a lot of the developed countries do a lot better and having a lot more supply. We've now got these concerns about AstraZeneca rose well, what kind of hold up to the vaccine rollout? You worried about in terms of, you know, affecting the recovery and affecting assets to I mean, I'm no bacteriologist, so I don't have any specific inside. We all are by now just getting the back on an armed services. But whatever I say, is that when we look at the overall pace of vaccinations on the dust in that they are accelerating across many economies. There's no real reason to believe. That trend is going to shift either on the basis of what we're seeing in terms of AstraZeneca or on the basis of cameras, broader conditions. If anything, the likelihood moving forward then we will see. Some of the line known specifically in Europe begin to close down. Now, the question promoted is whether or not the current diversions that we're seeing across some major economies present a trading opportunity. Whether or not there's going to pass through too quickly reductions in terms of section distancing, moving forward America for quicker pace of economic recovery. Do you think that there are.
"antony blinken" Discussed on KQED Radio
"But the White House readout Aziz you mentioned brings up some of the more thorny issues. Like Alexei Navalny, Russian election interference and the recent cyber attack on the U. S government. So the Kremlin was much more diplomatic and conciliatory and its tone while it seems the White House was much tougher. So some mixed messages. They're probably no surprise under the circumstances, though. And we know Lucien that Biden has met Putin before when Biden was vice president under Obama, But what do we know about the personal relationship between these two men? This is not an easy relationship. I don't think there's any love lost between Biden and Putin. All the Russian experts I've talked to say Putin is also pragmatic and he's ready to do business and in some sense, he's really desperate to get the attention of the United States, you know, despite All of Trump's admiration for Putin. He left relations in a really bad place. The last time we know that there was a phone call between the Russian and American presidents was six months ago last summer. I didn't understand the U. S needs to deal with Russia and he's in a hurry to extend the new start treaty, but I think it's very telling how he made this phone call. He did it after Antony Blinken was confirmed as secretary of state and as Blinken and the other foreign ministers of the G seven Condemned Navalny's imprisonment. Besides that, quite symbolically. Biden also called the secretary general of NATO. Yesterday. This all sends a very clear message to Putin that the US is again working with its allies and will very loudly criticize the Kremlin. So as we've said new administration, very different approach to Russia and many other things. How should we expect US Russia relations to change under Biden? Well. Biden called Russia the biggest threat to U. S National Security and its allies during the election campaign, and the statement was heard in Moscow as well. Nobody I've talked to here expects and relations to get any better. So in the short term, it looks like both sides can agree that renewing new start is a win win situation. But in this phone call with Putin, Biden also alluded to a lot of the huge stumbling blocks that lie ahead. These are issues that won't go away and will dominate the bilateral agenda. NPR's Lucy and Kim, Thanks so much. Thank you. Because of the pandemic, Seniors in this country are suddenly finding themselves with new responsibilities. As Americans increasingly gets sick or lose jobs, they're turning to older relatives for care and financial support. Sally. Her ships has the story. Ana Romero is dealing with a common pandemic problem finding some quiet at home. Her husband, Ivan wants to watch TV in the living room. But she wants to talk on the phone. So she tells him not to distract her. You can't talk to anyone. I'm under former step back. You need to stay there and I need to go in the bathroom. So Anna heads to the bathroom for lunch. I then banana ordered a Taco Bell combo became with a free strawberry drink, so she brings her plastic cup. Ramirez have been married for 48 years. They live in Brooklyn. I then was the school custodian, and Anna worked at J. P. Morgan Chase, both for more than three decades. After that, Anna got a part time job. Now at 68..
"antony blinken" Discussed on The Daily
"Part of american power which is the power of the american example. There's a general sense that we've lost our north star. People are increasingly confused. They feel of chaos. They don't know which end is up whether we like it or not. The world tends not organize itself. And what that means is that. It's the united states is going to have to step in play that role if we're not doing. A lot of that organizers. In terms of shaping the rules in the norms and the institutions through which countries relate to on other then one or two things. Either someone else is doing it. And probably the way that advances our own interests and values or maybe just as bad. No one is because if we're not it's not like no one else is gonna play that role vacuums will be created and then you tend app chaos and a vacuum that may be filled by that things before so by good things he believes that trump failed time and time again to do that. It failed at nato. It failed in east asia. It failed in putting together. A common response to china and yet he recognizes half of america believes that trump was essentially right here that we're overextended and that when we get out into the rest of the world we get taken to the cleaners so the tension in the next two years is to see whether blinken has the skills at home and abroad to make his case.
"antony blinken" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Right now, Joe Biden has been introducing some of his first Cabinet selections. No surprises. Antony Blinken, the secretary of state nominee is the one who's at the podium right now. Going about his philosophy for foreign affairs again at 11 o'clock, We're gonna talk more about the county and the restaurant's what it is that L a county has said, is going to happen tomorrow. And why it is that the California Restaurant Association has filed a court order to stop the county from suspending restaurants. So I had an experience that I think a lot of people are experiencing this week, probably Last night. No Last night. My mother text me. Hey, I'm gonna call you a little bit. There's been a development. So were you worried about that point? That's a very I know. Like, well, it was very vague and s O. I call my brother and I say what What's going on? Does. Thanksgiving was gonna be at my brother's house with my parents and me and my brother's kids and an uncle and Gavin Newsom and Gavin Newsom. And so it was already a tentative situation. We'll see what goes on. My uncle had had the cove it but has since tested negative. You went to the World Series. Um, since tested negative, and my aunt had tested negative as well. And so it was going to be us. And we were gonna be eating in different areas of the house or outside and we had a whole plan and my aunt was gonna be the only one touching the food and serving in the whole bit and we're going to do this the safe way. Until it comes out that my kid's mom, my brother's ex wife has been around a friend who has tested positive, and the ex wife, of course, has been around the kids and the kids have been around my brother, so they've all been exposed. So instead of having it at my brother's house now I'm going to go to my parents house and it's going to be just the three of us. Okay? So I just thought that other people are probably having these phone calls to, like, sing and changing their plans. And I'm glad that there's transparency. I guess that you know, my my my brother's ex wife's friend was honest about it, you know, and that my brother's ex wife was honest about it. And and my brother was cool about the whole thing like we've been exposed to that first, you know, my mom was single. Then the kids can't go. They'll be Christmas. His ex wife's house and Andy, My brother was like, Well, I've been in Most of the kids so You know, I just think that There's a lot of figuring out how it's gonna work that's going on with everybody right now. And I'm enjoying the transparency of people being honest so we can do this the safe way and still see people that we love and need to see. Maybe it's just a lesson for all of us not to be married to whatever plans we think we have for Thanksgiving, right? Exactly What can change in 48 hours, right? Football games are still gonna be on. Maybe depending on what goes on in Dallas. But what happened there? Do you say strength and conditioning coach died 54 years old. But suddenly died. I don't know if it was at the facility, but his name is Marcus Paul, former player. We don't know any details. He was rushed to the hospital from practice with a serious medical condition. Mm. Fifties 54 years. Four. Yeah, maybe heart attack or something. Okay, well, we'll talk more about this is we get into swamp watch later. But the president has been retweeting things from Randy Quaid of all people. Yes. Actor. Randy Quaid. They're not things that he's done today. Randy Quaid is always active on Twitter. He's a Curious follow, I think is probably the best way to put it. Randy Quaid has never been the example of stability that you look for in terms of finding anything smart, or, um, salient to say on Twitter and he a few weeks ago, this would have been two weeks ago. Is it? Yeah. Two weeks ago, posted a video of nothing but his face when he described what's wrong with with Twitter, Jacob Fire me up over here and weekend a time. Even worse. Fox news rare e sad to watch this happen. But if I got the window now, what was that? I feel sad, laughing because I think he's dealing with some mental condition. He's been dealing with the mental condition for a long time. He also did I think it was. I guess you could say a poem. Last year. This was a year ago that he made this video is this the way America goes from George Washington.
"antony blinken" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"So mostly the appointments of people just sort of wondering that a liberal verbal to the service would be what Donald Trump would have called the deep state their people that were deputy secretaries of state and all that they've all you know, tailed in the field for a decade or two. And so it's a It's a resurgence of normalcy. In that field. The most important of the thing that he led with today was on the A foreign affairs front. Uh, you know, naming these very still there, not names that you know. People in general would know Antony Blinken and all these, but still it's it's returned Tonto, the more traditional kind of represented more than the big question, wars, well know, hopefully not wars. But we'll see this is the first president from the first president. And, you know, he's the first president. I don't know how many years we didn't go to war, right? Yeah, I suppose that's one thing. I mean, he did click. He claimed to be a war president when it came to Cove it if that was any indication of how the hell the next nice to see this vaccine that came up right, So we do have that warp speed work. So he has, he promised. He's bringing the troops out of Afghanistan at a serious well, That's the will. I know he's following along. I know they're really weird, because that's exactly what Obama said He would do Right. Remember he was gonna move the troops out. Hey, said we start to remove troops in Christmas. Always doing it in a peak of fit because he lost the election. I'm gonna do it now. I know there's a quart of him, saying you should never announce when you're going to do it. And how much and then exactly goes into anything because he's trying to do in the last two months. Anything and everything that he can. He certainly seems like he is messing things up before the next group gets it. He really does that surprise any of us that now he is relatable in that all of our human Frailties. I think our manifest in his kind of You know psychological reactions of things. I think we can all relate to that you have you lost something? You're mad at somebody again. You're just getting really petty and pissy about things, and it's like that's sort of what he's like. And I think that's why people can relate to him. Oh, yeah, man. I'm just like that, or I see that the problem is, we should try not to be like that. That's well, that's who he is, and I think he feels as if in the time that he first announced he's running for office, and then what he felt was against him. This the work that was being done by the FBI, the DOJ that he felt that people were out to get him, and then he threw out the entire four years. He's been fighting the fight and fighting the fight because he loves to fight. And he certainly takes on one fight after another. And now he's Stepping out and he's going to pull a couple of fast ones. So Afghanistan he gets out if he did say that he was going to end that war, the longest where you've ever been in, he did say is going to end it by ending and I assume that moving troops out. Yeah, but the weird thing is, is that he ended up even though he ran on saying I'm going to reduce it. He ended up adding to it, he added, like 4000, something early in his presidency because of whatever crisis. And then he's now he's pulling out. He's cutting the troops like about in half from what it is, like 452,500.
"antony blinken" Discussed on Amanpour
"What how do you think that message is going to be read in the UAE and in Saudi Arabia the trump administration has been saying for quite some time? They want to come out from the region. They don't want to see an American presidents. This is an isolationist administration in many ways and so it doesn't come surprise there are other countries that are present here in the Gulf but also in the region France has been playing a larger role than it used do. The Germans to some extent are also playing a role. So I think there's no expectation that the US is alone present in the region. What happens in Iraq? and whether the Americans Arkan's pullout from Iraq or not will impact whether NATO's there it's quite clear that the American security umbrella that's present in Iraq is important for the presence of other NATO troops again I mean while the trump statements say that they want trump wants to pull out American troops from the region. He's been sending more troops into into the region. So really there's there's mixed signals there. The rhetoric is one thing the reality on the ground. Is there Americans still have huge strategic interests here whether it is securing Resources or fighting terrorism. Let's not forget that the fight against Isis is old complete yet. It's interesting to see that other countries Europeans Europeans namely the Brits the French and the Germans have come together cold for de-escalation but also have huge interest here and not just yet going to be pulling out and president trump also said something quite interesting he said Iran and the United States and the rest of the world share a fear hatred rid of Isis. And here's an area where we could actually cooperate and of course. That's one of the things that Iran points to that. Actually it has taken the lion's share certainly in the beginning of pushing back isis either through its own forces or through his proxy militias in any Rog. What do you make of that kind of description from the president when when it's already been happening and and this May in fact you know? Change that equation. Well it's been interesting because president trump always seems to find a way to keep a back door or a possible route to you either meet with the Iranians or speak with Iranians. The reality is yes. Iran was involved in the fight against Isis but equally you had close to seventy other countries countries fighting isis in Iraq. The Iranians have really tried to use this to their propaganda advantage saying that the proxies on the ground were fighting the Isis Dash but at the same merit was really Iraqi. Armed Forces inside of Iraq pushed back against the Isis. We had a huge contribution from the counter terrorism forces and some militias that are not controlled by around again the militias on the ground or not Iranian Ron. Some have their own legions inside of Iraq but the possibility not all of Iran working with the United States over the international community to push back. Terrorism extremism is something that we welcome by everyone including Gulf Arab states. They're very keen to see stability working towards that in the region but unfortunately proxy rule militia rule has only destabilize the region Meena finally We don't have much time left. But we've talked about Iraq where you're from and the Iraqis have said over and over again so I've made this last week. How desperate they are not to have their a nation used as battlefield for a proxy war between the US and the Iran way do you see can do think it is going to? How do you think Iraq and make sure that doesn't happen in the future? The ultimate political article battle up the moment is inside of Iraq so Iran is putting pressure on those political parties and political leaders that it supports addition to of course militia leaders they have representation in the cabinet or the parliament to push back against the US. Lie On the other hand. You have certain Iraqi leaders either Arab nationalists or Kurdish nationalist or seculars. Who Don't want to see complete control of Tehran over the Iraqi political process are very concerned? Learned about the Americans pulling out. We just had vote for a resolution in parliament. That really people are questioning that there was even enough voting to push for American troops. oops to leave the country. There's a caretaker prime minister and let's not forget they've been protesters on the streets of Baghdad from the first of October and other parts of Iraq from the first of October pushing back against against Iranian backed militias and corruption in the country and it's heartbreaking to see that actually those people are their voices are getting forgotten Meena L.. O'Reilly thank you so much for joining us from Abu Dahbi and that is it for now you can always catch us online on our podcast and across social media. Thanks for watching and goodbye from London.
"antony blinken" Discussed on Amanpour
"And as we said. President trump has taken this opportunity to step back from increasing the military confrontation saying that. He sees opportunities opportunities to work with Iran. Although just heard on the view from Tehran be also again reiterated his criticism of the nuclear deal. Tony Blinken was deputy pretty national security advisor to President Obama and he's now senior foreign policy advisor to the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and he's joining me from Washington. Anthony Blinken. Welcome to the program with you. I don't know whether you've heard all the back and forth between the president's view the view from Iran on what the president said. Today let me just ask you to to to give me your sense of where Iran and the United States are at this moment given even this apparent end to the current tit-for-tat military cycle. What is encouraging is that there does seem to to be on both sides Desire to deescalate and we see that through The comments from The Rain Foreign Minister and to some extent at least the comments events from president trump this morning. So that's a good thing. I'm also very thankful that no Americans were killed in the missile attack on our bases interact but when I step back and look get where we are versus where we were a week ago before all of this I think that from the perspective of American interests. We're a much worse place and this has been a real strategic setback. If you think about our core interests I ran not get a nuclear weapon. Well as a result of The president tearing the nuclear agreement and accelerated by the events the last week around now considers all restraints that negotiated off and it can pursue the program that we stopped. Will you meaning Obama Biden Administration. Second we have a profound interesting continuing to stamp out Isler Dash and what remains of it and yet now the forces that we have in place to do that a small number but very critical in Iraq and Syria are busy protecting themselves instead of prosecuting. The mission against Aycell. That means is we'll have a window of opportunity to regenerate and all the more so if we're actually forced to leave Iraq we WANNA make sure that Americans are safer safer. The administration said the action against Souleyman. Ebay them safer in the very next breath. It told Americans to leave Iraq back and embassies throughout the region have warned American citizens that danger is now Increased for them. We have a profound interest in making sure that we're focused. On the big strategic chick challenges we face in an adversary Russia and a strategic competitor. China will both of them are thrilled at the prospect of of us. Getting a Rian Broiled oiled in a conflict in the Middle East and by the way the president has talked about ending forever wars which would be a good thing. He's now increased troop presence in the region by eighteen thousand in in recent months. And so if you step back and look at all of those interests We're in a worse place than we were before all this and it goes back in my judgment. At least to the original Melson of the president tearing up the Iran nuclear agreement that was working and unleashing a chain of events that brought us to today seems never the Twain will meet over that. I mean you are vehemently vehemently convinced that defined one of the main dangerous from me Ron and likewise the administration you heard David Urban. You heard the president say today called take foolish deal. I want to ask you though they have also said Gosh look at us. We took an action that no other administration was ready to take take that we have sent a very serious message of deterrence that yes the Iran nuclear deal but it never dealt with Iran's external malign align activities and that we believe that this is going to send a message and you saw a relatively proportionate Iranian response that did not kill or Damage any serious American of personnel or or Facilities why did you never take out. Awesome Soleimani well. You always have to ask for any action. That you're thinking of taking What are the likely consequences going to be? What will be the second and third in order effects and to the extent previous administrations including the Bush administration looked at this and may even have had opportunities to take action? I think the conclusion was that the second and third order consequences winces Meant that the risk was not worth the reward and the consequences that I just laid out suggests that that was the right calculus to make When we we had militia in the past for example take shots at At our embassy or at our basis We in the Obama Administration authorized our special forces to go in and go after the trigger pullers. And we did that. In coordination and cooperation with the Iraqi government and dealt with them and by the way during the pendency of the Iran nuclear agreement while that was enforced being respected by both sides there were virtually no attacks on our facilities in Iraq. Either on our embassy or on our military bases all of this started to to unravel when president trump tore up the agreement. President trump today called on as I said the rest of the the signatories to the agreement to pull out but also called on them and Iran. Everybody let's get together and come up with a new deal. How likely do you think that it is given that? He also re opt the economic sanctions and the strategy of maximum pressure Right now not very likely. And it's interesting Christiane. You know the Iranians have said that they are not going to buy the remaining limitations on their program. We'll see what they actually do. You would think In this context that Europeans are partners there as well maybe even as Russia and China would be very upset but they were so upset at the actions that the United States is taken by the way without consulting our partners without informing them. They too had of folks on the ground who are risk and put it increased risk by these actions. So they're They're all sending the same message which is both sides need to de-escalate and they are putting the United States on par with Iran a moral equivalence. That's terrible place for us to be. That should never have happened. So I think the prospects of getting back to a deal Are Pretty Low. That said would it would be a very good thing if the administration decided to revisit this and put something concrete on the table. we'll see if they do. I just WANNA play is sort of describe what the president said Eh because it involves the other partners and his precise words I just WanNa play it and then get your reaction. Iran must abandon its nuclear commissions and its support for terrorism. The time has come for the United Kingdom. Germany.
"antony blinken" Discussed on Amanpour
"Everyone and welcome to Amman for? Here's what's coming up. Iran appears to be standing now which is a good thing for all parties concerned. -cerned at a very good thing for the world and president trump appears to be saying this round of military escalation is over while also slapping new sanctions on Iran. And calling on them to make him. You deal we talk to trump confidant and twenty twenty campaign official David Ervine then. The United States raged and economic water based on the United States hostile. Come to its senses the view from inside Iran. And what does all this mean. For American foreign policy in the region I speak to former deputy national security advisor. Anthony Blinken plus the fallout for the region. Did President trump indicate the rules of the game changing analysis from journalist. Meena Al Arabi in Abu Dhabi straight..
"antony blinken" Discussed on Amanpour
"Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash. CNN The MLB postseason one pitch struck one swing of the bat turned ties of October. It is the home of the two thousand Nineteen National League postseason this October Wednesday October second on TNT. All the lead wrestling wrestling hits harder flies higher and bricks. All boundaries is a rustling a new League Wednesdays starting October second date on TNT. Not as the president's contentious political actions called into question so too who is his disdain for the press as he and Republican congressman beat up on journalists over this and many other issues not to mention the constant stream of abuse about out so-called fake news that journalists journalism is now facing an unprecedented threat in two thousand eighteen at least fifty three journalists were murdered in the course of work according to the committee to Protect Journalists and the publisher of the New York Times. Ag Salzburger believes the president's anti-press rhetoric has been contributing meeting to the targeting of journalists by oppressive governments around the world and he's raised the possibility that the trump administration actively withheld information that one of his his reporters faced arrest while reporting in Cairo Declan Walsh was that journalists and he's joining me now from London Declan Walsh welcome to the program. Thank very much. you know what before. I get to your specific question I want to play the latest Republican and presidential attack on journalists and that came right in the beginning of these congressional testimonies. We've just been reporting on this is what the ranking member told the world about how the press was going to treat this very very serious issue unfolding on Capitol Hill. I want to congratulate the Democrats on the roll out of their latest kissed information warfare operation against the president and their extraordinary ability to once again enlist the mainstream media in their campaign. This operation began with media reports from the prime instigators of the Russia collusion hoax so declan there seems really no no limit to the abuse the press gets from this administration and at this time I what do you make of that statement at this time given what we he just said and given what you know very well the dangerous surrounding journalists. I think it's another example of this phenomenon. That's been building really since since the two thousand sixteen presidential election where rhetoric rhetorical terms like fake news particularly the use of the term enemy of the people people by the president of the United States or accusations that journalists are treasonous or somehow acting improperly is creating this atmosphere that has not only I think dangerous for politics many countries but there's also in certain countries around the world placing journalists safety risk well yours has been placed at risk just by reporting Cairo bureau chief from Egypt amid all sorts of political crackdowns and upheavals that so let's start with your specific story which you've written about and also the publisher of Your newspaper has written about it was about two years ago. I believe that a a confidential call was made by an American official in Washington about your safety in Cairo. Tell us what happened. Who was that official? What happened so as you said. This was about two years ago at the New York. Times magazine had just that day published a story that I had written about Julia Reggiani. He's an Italian student who had died in brutal circumstances in Egypt and the story that I wrote cited some American officials who who linked the Egyptian authorities to that death so hours after that story was published. I received a call from my editor the international editor Michael Flagman and he told me that the paper had received a confidential tip from an official inside the inside the administration in Washington and the third official was warning that the Egyptians were furious with the story and that they were considering quite severe action up to and including Maya rest in debt and obviously what's what leaks out there is confidential call as if he was under pressure not to warn you or the or the New York Times and what was going on I mean why was it so confidential. Why wasn't it just like pick up the phone. The Administration knows get your journalist out of there. That's tried it with this. kind of warning in and of itself is not particularly unusual. What was unusual with that. This official felt obliged to do it under the cover rep.
"antony blinken" Discussed on Amanpour
"Tony. He also said I'm sorry but I don't want to be involved in democratic elections elections of the USA. He's basically saying thank don't involve us but but you know Ukraine is obviously involved and there's so much about Ukraine that's vital to the United States including adding this money which certainly the Obama Administration also and weapons defensive weapons was given taxpayers money approved by the Congress to fight off an active war by Russia. Just took me a little bit about the notion of holding up that kind of money Ukraine has been under siege from Russia for for years now ever since the invasion of Primedia and then eastern Ukraine the the the dawn boss us. It's number one international supporter and leading patron has been the United States and so the assistance the United States provides is vital but also so the political support that the United States provides is vital and any Ukrainian president knows that he or she needs to be in in good graces with with the United States. They desperately need that support. I feel for presidents Alinsky sitting there next to president trump and having to say he didn't feel any pressure when it was was obviously exactly the opposite in that phone call with the president. It's clear that he was very well. Prepared knew what the president was looking for and was trying to give him the answers he wanted wanted. Precisely because military assistance was being held up it was being blocked indeed the phone call itself according to what we're hearing today was was held up until the the Ukrainians made clear that they were ready to quote play ball with the United States and with President Trump's efforts to get the Ukrainians to interfere in the election and dig up OPTUS discredited dirt on the leading political rival the President Joe Biden so again that puts Ukraine in a horrible position and I can very much empathize empathize with the president of Ukraine when he says we don't want any part of this and finally it is a political question. How does your boss Joe Biden translate this what's happening around him into continuing to run his campaign and how does he address this issue as is he's trying to fend off what president trump is really really really accomplished at and that is filling the airspace with with a lot of chaff and all sorts lots of deflection any incoming missiles so to speak you know Christiane on one level the most important level. This is not about Joe Biden. This is about President abusing the power of his office for his own political personal gain that's much bigger than anyone but to the standard is about Joe Biden. It's quite astounding the amount of time president trump spends trying to find ways to take Joe Biden down and the reason is pretty clear it's because he sees him as his toughest potential potential opponent in the two thousand twenty election we've had seventy plus face to face poll so far taken Biden versus trump biden his one every single one one of them so what this really tells me among other things is that the president is frightened about the prospect of facing Joe Biden election. He's doing everything possible to make sure that doesn't isn't happening and blinking. Thank you very much indeed foreign policy adviser to Vice President Joe Biden in the twenty twenty campaign so let us turn now to to John McLaughlin. He's the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency the CIA and he's joining me from downtown New York. I'm John mccloughan. Welcome thank you for joining me. You've been hearing and witnessing what's going on in Washington. with the testimony of Maguire the acting deny. I know you want deny but you you are acting CIA and you've been very heavily involved in the how would you have handled the whistle blower and the fallout from that if you were in that position well Christiane. I hate to second guess an honorable person like a director Maguire but I think looking back on it He was hampered a lot by his inexperienced in this kind of job. He's a navy seal. had I been in the job I would have used. Something called an accommodation addition process big fancy term but basically it means. You have a problem like this. You'll go up to the hill and you meet with the committees at least with the chairman the vice chairman and you lay it out and say not quite sure how to handle this You're going to need some of this. Let's talk it over and come to an agreement that process apparently was not used in this case and I think that has in part led to the mess. We're in now. Well you hit a very very important situation right there because a lot of questions have been going on not only in the media and amongst analysts and Politicos but also obviously in the questioning on Capitol Hill you know it's quite tortured to try to you know Yank sort of what looks like a rotten tooth McGuire trying to figure out why why he would've gone to the executive branch to ask about how to deal with a complaint about the executive branch rather than do what what you've just suggested. Take it immediately to whatever kind of appropriate committees on Capitol Hill well well you know as I look back at this and consider all the levels involved. There were at least five levels of government where judgments had to be made and the biggest this problem in government is usually not procedure. It's usually judgment and so I think he was correct to I consult with his own inspector general and had been there. I probably would've asked the general counsel at the DNA. That's fair as well. I never made a move as CIA director acting director actor deputy director without talking to my lawyer but then in the end you as an individual have to make a judgment about what are the boundaries in Richard got to operate. I think he was being. He was being appropriately careful here but he again not to second. Guess him he's a good man but I think he may have just been a little too cautious about how he handled this in the end I think there would've been a way to get this to the committee's without exposing anyone to legal jeopardy John McLaughlin just want to state that you are a career official in the intelligence eligible community you have worked on both Republican and Democratic president so I just want to ask you whether you think given what the whistle blows redacted letter now now shows whether you think that there was an attempt even after this call and getting a heads up that this may be troublesome for the White House to uh-huh potentially covered up. I think it's pretty clear there was an effort to cover it up if you read the complaint which I think it's very well done and frankly has. CIA analysts written all over it just the way it's written carefulness. it's pretty clear that that there was an effort to cover it up and in fact one of the things that jumps out at you is the effort by people in the White House assuming the complaint is correct and I believe it it is to put this whole incident in a special compartment at channel under an official in the White House who is known as the director of intelligence programs. That's a place where the most sensitive issues handled They're put into code word channels which means that not. Everyone can see see them and you have to have special access to look at them. and clearly that decision was made by a lot of people and the other thing in the complaint which is noteworthy is complain. A. Tier says this was not the only issue that was handled that way as people described it to him so in a way this whistleblower complaint is a a road map. If you will for further investigation I mean I could just this at least a dozen people whose testimony should be sought at this point the other thing that jumps out at me with so many people knowing about this. It's interesting and I'm proud to say this. It took a member of the intelligence community to step up and bring it forward John McLaughlin the acting deny director McGuire did say that he believed believe the whistleblower or acted lawfully and that there wouldn't be any reprisals. Are you concerned that there might be reprisals and just give me me a few. You said I can think of a dozen people who should come forward and be questioned. get the testimony like who well on the I point you raise I have confidence in what director Mcguire said about his determination to protect.