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US Pulls Missile Defenses in Saudi Arabia Amid Yemen Attacks
"The US because pulled missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid a rise in Yemen attacks American troops or flute missiles at prince sultan air base in Saudi Arabia satellite photos analyzed by the AP so the US has removed its most advanced missile defense system and a patriot batteries in recent weeks even as the kingdom faces continued air attacks from Yemen's Hootie rebels while tens of thousands of American forces remain across the Arabian peninsula as a counterweight to Iran Gulf Arab nations worry about America's future plans as this milk cheaper seems a growing threat in Asia the requires those missile defenses I'm Charles de Ledesma
History of Religion & Violence
"I am so excited that you're on our podcast today festival and i have a ton of questions for you really looking forward to it and you know the interesting thing is every time we have and it could make or scholar. I'm excited about how much i can learn from them. So i have a lot of questions and a few theories to test. I want to get your opinion on a few but before we delve into that that stock about you having grown up in east africa how do you think the culture there has shaped your worldview and before we talk about that. What was the culture like growing up. Was i only have fond memories of the place. It was a very mixed place. Ethnically linguistically inclusionary culinary terms Because you had all kinds of people it would if you just sticking with the salt agents for the moment of course small minority minority in east africa as a whole you know you had people from all the way from the top to the bottom. Bit of the western indian coastline. You had people speaking different languages with different religious identities and different traditions and will look different from each other. And then of course you had other migrant krupes from arabia from the arabian peninsula. So oman. which ruled is on the bar and some parts of the east african coast in from the towards the end of the eighteenth century into the nineteenth early twentieth. You had people from yemen and then of course you had you know. African operations came to be known as african racially But who were comprised of many different groups with many different languages and traditions again. So it was very mixed. Group was somewhat segregated because remember these were colonial
Biden ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen
"Joe biden announced on thursday that the united states was ending support for grinding. Five saudi led military offensive in yemen. That has deepened suffering in the arabian peninsula's poorest country. Calling the move part of restoring a us emphasis on diplomacy democracy and human rights. The war has created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe biden until diplomats in his first visit to the state department is president. This war has to end. The reversal is one of a series of changes. Biden laid out on thursday. That he said would mark a course correction for us foreign policy. That's after donald trump and some republican and democratic administrations before his aid. It authoritarian leaders abroad in the name of stability the announcement on yemen fulfills a campaign pledge but it also shows biden putting the spotlight on a major humanitarian crisis that the united states has helped aggravate the reversing of policy also comes as a rebuke to saudi arabia a global oil giant and us strategic partner. Saudi arabia responded on thursday welcoming an assurance by biden that the us would continue cooperation. On the kingdom's defense the ending of us support for the offensive will affect any us operations against the yemen based al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. National security advisor. Jake sullivan said biden. Also announced an end to relevant. Us arm sales but gave no immediate details on. Won't that would mean the administration already said it was posing some of the billions of dollars in arms deals with saudi arabia and the united arab emirates saudi arabia's main partner in its yemeni offensive
The earliest human footprints in Arabia
"Now, we have contributing correspondent and gibbons. She wrote this week about the likely earliest human footprints on the Arabian Peninsula high an hi Sarah how old or how early are these footprints but that's a good question. They threw a whole package of dating methods at them and came up with in the Ballpark of twenty, one, thousand, two, hundred, and ten, thousand years old. Now the dates are not absolute. There's some questions about them, but that's a pretty good ballpark. How does this age compare to previous hints or clues that humans modern humans early modern humans were on the Arabian Peninsula. Here's the. We know that early hominids members of human family have been migrating out of Africa for two million years because we find fossils of our ancestors in the public of Georgia we find them in. Asia. We find them in Eurasia place, but we don't know how they got out and the most logical route is they had to walk through Rabia because they couldn't fly. They couldn't paddleboats a at that point the one landmass in the way between Africa where humans arose originally, our ancestors arose and Eurasia is through Arabia. So we know they had to go through there, but there's a huge gap there are. No tools older than three hundred to five, hundred, thousand years, and what is there is not definitive. The only fossil have a member of the human family from Arabia is a finger bone that is about eighty eight, thousand years old. So the mystery is, where's the evidence of members of the human family marching through Arabia, and then the second part of that is modern humans specifically, our ancestors Homo sapiens arose probably in Africa, because we see fossils in the ballpark of one, hundred, eight, thousand, three, hundred, thousand years of Proto early Homo, sapiens arising and Africa, and then we find more of these sort. Of Early Homo Sapiens in Greece dating possibly back to as early as two hundred and ten thousand. So we know that they got out right now we're just trying to find evidence. Is there something that going on in the Arabian Peninsula that either people didn't want to hang out there for very long or that erased a lot of evidence. Reagan. Peninsula, has covered with desert's it's very dry today the food desert where they found these fossils is parched arid but there were periods in the past where the planet was cooler and wetter, and during those times hundred, twenty, five, thousand years ago it was. One of them, it was green radio was covered with tens of thousands of lakes. They were grasslands between them. If you think about these early human ancestors, it's not a separate continent or a separate place for them to go to its Afro Arabia, right? Yeah. So it's an extension of Africa if the client is good and they're following large game, how were they able to find these footprints? This is a very large area and it's a few remnants of human passing through. Yes. So this team will have by Michael, Leah and it's an international team of Saudi Arabians in a number of people on. Has Been doing a search of scouring the deserts of. Arabia. For the last decade, they start with satellite imagery which helps them see parched ancient lake beds which have sort of characteristic white halio souls often these ancient sediments that stand out in the satellites and then go down to ground truth what they see on the satellites, an airplane shots they go in on foot in jeeps, and in this case they saw this ancient. Lake better rolling out as white sediment. It had just been recently exposed by Rosen and they found the footprints of the animals which was amazing and as I looked closer to one hundreds of footprints, it was four hundred mostly animals but they did identify a small number. It was seven that seemed to be human footprints. So they knew right away they were very excited about that that this was something that was important how Can you tell that they're human footprints and not some other upright walking relative? There's not a whole science of studying human footprints ever since the first ones are found in la totally in Tanzania and Kenya there've been a number of footprints that have been studied people use three D morphometric dimensional analysis with computational imaging or can really look at the depth and they could model how much weight would have been needed to make. That footprint, the length of the foot, the stride between the steps, and then they've done studies living people in their footprints in Africa to sort of test out those ideas and Lo, and behold when they do that to these footprints, they seem to come up with somebody kind of humor that was taller and maybe a little lighter weight more like a modern human of Homo sapiens and say an Andrew Tall so based on that. They say, Oh, these probably were made by Homo sapiens although we cannot rule out that nanotubes might have been there to is there anything else can tell about these people by looking at these marks I think if they get more, they can start to tell about their social structure footprint studies in Africa. I've got quite complicated where you could see the direction that they're going in the payson different members of social groups you can. To see what they are the packs of humans look like you know, what size are they how many are in these groups? What are they doing a lot of the way in this case, they're not spending a lotta time. They're just sort of walking through. This is a bantering group. What is really really cool. Though is that footprint site these are a snapshot of a single moment in time a single day most of the. Time when you have an archaeological site in a layer soil that you get the fossils of the tools and the dates, all that took place. This fan is usually hundreds of thousands, tens of thousands of years. So if you find an animal bone near a prominent human early Human Boehner tool, you don't necessarily know fear there at the same time as parch with footprints like these these were lay down in the same day maybe. A couple of days and they dried out and then got caught up in preserved. So we know they were all there at the same time. So you get this really cool day in the life look at the and of the animals they were with, which is really cool in this case and lots of animals. Yes. Almost four hundred footprints of animals including very interesting. A wild asses which I don't think we're carrying burdens but. That's kind of neat and they were elephants and the thing that's interesting about the elephants as their popular disappeared for the Middle East, just in Africa. Thanks for three hundred years ago and here they are in hundred twenty, thousand in Arabia and the camps they also Campbell's it's kind of interesting that such large animals with Aaron. It begs the question were these humans following them where they attracted them. Going back to the, we talked about it being about one, hundred, twenty, thousand years old. There's some question about the date but if that were cracked, is there anything particularly Gordon about this time human history about what we know about migrations that we could link these prince two? Yes. So what is really interesting is that genetic evidence says that everybody outside of Africa. Came from migrations that happened in the last fifty to eighty thousand years. So this state predates that we happen to know that early Homo Sapiens were in the Middle East pretty quickly after this or at the same time they're fossils in caves. At school and cough so that our early sort of product Homo sapiens. So we know humans are at sorta suggests that because we don't have DNA that dates back this early these were failed migrations. These were members of the human family that went out they weren't shelled migrations for them they lived, but they did not contribute to the gene pool of letting people today that's one hypothesis but it also shows that there's more complex story of groups of humans migrating out of Africa constantly whenever the weather excitement is right that it's three to nothing that they can get water follow animals to meet and trek. Africa. They can cross the desert. It looks like humans were doing that whenever they could and so how do they contribute tour ancestry today a really interesting question and how many different kinds of hominids out there. Thank you so much an thank you. Sir,
Pensacola base shooter coordinated with al Qaeda
"I'm Anthony Davis the gunman who killed three. Us sailors at a military base in in Florida. Last year repeatedly communicated with Al Qaeda operatives about planning in the months leading up to the attack. Us officials said yesterday as they lashed out at apple for failing to help them open. The shooter phones so they could access key. Evidence law enforcement officials discovered contacts between Muhammad Side al-Shamrani and operatives of Al Qaida off the FBI. Technician succeeded on their own in breaking into two cell phones. That had previously been locked that the shooter a Saudi Air Force officer tried to destroy before he was killed by law enforcement. We now have a clearer understanding of al-Shamrani associations and activities in the years months and days leading up to this attack attorney. General William Bar said at a news conference the new details including that Al Sham. Ronnie had been radicalized abroad before he arrived in the. Us raised fresh questions about the vetting of Saudi military members. And trainees who spend time at American basis. The criticism directed at apple could also escalate divisions between the US government and the massive Technology Company. Which has rejected the characterization that it has been unhelpful. The company said that it does not store customers pass codes nor does it have the capability to unlock passcode protected. Devices and believes that weakening encryption could create vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers. Al-shamrani was killed by a sheriff's deputy during the December six rampage at a classroom building at Pensacola Naval Air Station. He'd been undergoing flight training at Pensacola as part of an instruction offered at American military bases to foreign nationals. Besides the three sailors who died eight other people were injured once unlocked by the FBI? Us officials said the phones revealed contact between Al Sham. Ronnie and dangerous operatives from Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula or a Qa p. including the night before the attack. They also revealed that he had been
Barr says Saudi shooter in Florida attack had "significant ties" to al Qaeda
"F. B. I. links the Pensacola Naval Air Station government well kinda the phones contained information previously unknown to us that definitively establishes Alice from Ronnie significant ties to al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula Attorney General bill Barr says FBI technicians unlock the Saudi Air Force officers to iPhones determined he'd been radicalized for several years prior to the attack and was communicating with al Qaeda right up to the night before he killed three and wounded
Killing of Terrorist Leader in Yemen Is Latest Blow to Qaeda Affiliate
"So the president are the ministration kill them some more terrorists here's the state from the White House at the direction of president Donald J. trump United States conducted a counter terrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qasim al Roumi founder and leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula a cat a cute AB and a deputy to al Qaeda leader I am in house were Hari Rini joined al Qaeda in the nineteen nineties working in Afghanistan for Osama bin laden under a me a cap committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and such conduct inspire numerous attacks against the United States and our forces his death further degrades act have any global a kind of movement and it brings us closer to eliminating threats that these groups pose blah blah blah will continue to protect Americans that's all great we killed us another terrorist as how I look at it so it's actually huge because the al Qaeda never ever radian peninsula Dave I mean this was that the the guy who put other bombing as bridges remember back that in two thousand and I he's gonna blow up his **** remember him like for real literally I he put a bomb in his paintings E. A. N. N. I. yes and he and then that this is also the same group that said they were responsible for Charlie Hebdo so that's a huge win yeah you you kill you kill us we kill you back times a thousand that's what's going to happen I think it's Texas is official motto in fact we're
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on WTOP
"Out of the White House besides the two of them Mr trump also fired Gordon Solomon from his post as US ambassador to the European Union the firings come days after president trump was acquitted CBS news update Ahmed almost two months after a deadly attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola well kinda now claiming responsibility this morning WTOP national security correspondent JJ green joins us with this latest development having spoken with several sources who are directly involved in the evaluation of these kinds of things including doctor Hans Jacob Schindler who used to be the director of the UN's al Qaeda Taliban monitoring team and some US government sources a lot of credence should be given to this in fact because of the way came out because of the way it was position it mentioned in it some very important details about him some very specific details that fit the pattern the way in which AQAP works if for those who don't know or don't remember al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula was the group that did the printer cartridge bomb that was the plan in two thousand nine that was designed to blow up on airplanes once they entered US airspace very intricate stuff but it's also very cloistered in clandestine stuff so this fits very well into the way they do things and that's what the sources I've spoken to have said we understand that a Q. A. P. didn't provide any evidence that it had trained the shooter but it did produce a copy of his will and some correspondence that he'd been in contact with al Qaeda the attackers family in Saudi Arabia they're saying they're mystified by all this what is that telling you well a couple of the sources that I spoke to said that this is exactly the way al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula works operational security has always been something big for the al Qaeda organization if you go back to the nine eleven era nobody knew or at least people didn't know that the nine eleven hijackers were here but nobody really knew what they were doing not even their family members some people didn't even know their real names this individual as I understand it have been a part of the al Qaeda communications protocol for years he had been engaging with this organization and had been looking for a suitable target while moving around from base to base so keeping his family in the dark is not in use jewel for an organization like AQAP in a situation like this one there are reports that the U. S. launched a drone strike on the leader of a Q. eight P. what do you know the intelligence community in the military won't say yes or no I think it has something to do with the fact that they need to identify this individual first plus the other part of it too is if they did confirm this it might give away how they knew he was there how they communicated there may be some legal issues with that WTOP national security correspondent JJ green in a conversation with John Hill you're listening to what a three point five FM at WTOP dot com sports at fifteen and forty five brought to you by your local Honda dealer don't settle for less than a Honda all season long there's been concerns about Maryland's offense but certainly defense is not going to be an issue come tournament time the Terps locked down defensively in the second half at Illinois knocking off the fighting Illini seventy five sixty six Terps allowed forty two first half points in the second though just twenty four is a come from thirteen down and get the win by nine Anthony counted twenty points for the nine three term sterile more still had eighteen big road win for Maryland improved to nine in three in big ten play and that's six wins in a row for the Turks VCO winner over Davidson seventy three sixty two Bradley Beal struggled for most of the night but he made it count in the end totally redeeming himself game winning layup point two seconds left with is the Dallas one nineteen one eighteen be all finished with twenty nine points your bass Napier in his debut at fourteen for the.
White House Confirms Killing of Terrorist Leader in Yemen
"The White House confirms that the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula is dead the Pentagon had not commented on reports last week that the U. S. conducted an airstrike in Yemen targeting Qasim al Rimi arena he had been the target of a raid three years ago on an al Qaeda camp compound in Yemen experts consider the Arab peninsula branch to be perhaps the most dangerous branch of al
Terror leader who claimed responsibility for Florida attack killed
"President trump says the US has conducted a counterterrorism strike in Yemen that killed custom al Rumi he was then now Qaeda leader already claiming responsibility for last year's deadly shooting at a Naval Air Station it in Pensacola Florida that's where a Saudi aviation trainee killed three American sailors al Roumi the founder of the al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula has long been considered the most dangerous branch because of its attempts to carry attacks out on the mainland here in the
Trump Says U.S. Forces Killed al-Qaida Leader Qassim al-Rimi in Yemen
"Confirming US forces killed al Qaeda leader who claimed responsibility for masterminding the deadly shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in December although he's mentioned it this week president trump has officially confirmed that a counter terrorism operation in Yemen killed custom al Rimi he was the founder of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula who posted a video after the December shooting at the Florida based that killed three US sailors calling the gunmen a Saudi airforce officer a courageous night and a hero president trump says the US and its allies are safer as a result of al Rini's death and vows to continue tracking down and eliminating the terrorist threat Jackie Quinn
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on WTOP
"S. finally confirming that they had about Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula apparently is dead as we hear from WTOP is national security correspondent JJ green this hour the White House released a statement saying the U. S. conducted a counter terrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated casino Rimi the founder and leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula tribal leaders in Yemen say a drone strike took place in the wadi over dire area of the Eastern Province of Marie that area is known as a stronghold for a Q. A. P. which has long been known as the most dangerous of all the al Qaeda splinters because of its bomb making the strike is believed to have taken place on January twenty fifth JJ green WTOP means I'm a US official says this morning an American citizen has apparently been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban affiliated group there is an effort as well to rescue the man identified this hour as mark Frederick's of Lombard Illinois no authorities believe he was kidnapped by the network news week first reported the kidnapping it says the man was taken into custody in the southeastern part of the country last week and that he has worked as a contractor in conflict zones before the investigation is being led by the FBI and the hostage recovery fusion cell of the FBI this morning your home area university is dumping its fossil fuel investments this coming amid a push from students to ditch the investments for the sake of our environment as students vote on a referendum which would formally urge to school to divest in down in funds from companies that deal in fossil fuels Georgetown's board of directors announced it would do just that we're surprised that this decision came so quickly sophomore Lucy chant fields with the group G. U. fossil fuel free which push for the change to invest in the fossil fuel industry is to be complicit in the climate crisis students another area colleges are calling for the same and chant field says she hopes other universities will follow suit we think this is a big ran for getting fossil fuel divestment to spread across the country Mike.
White House Confirms Killing of Terrorist Leader in Yemen
"President trump has confirmed that US forces have killed the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula Qasim al Ramey in Yemen David Bamford reports at the end of January American media quoted US officials as saying they what confidence that's Qasim our Remy the leader of all kind on the Arabian peninsula have been killed in the hour by the area of Yemen his death has been reported then discounted several times before for five years he eluded capture despite several attempts by US special forces now president trump has issued a statement apparently confirming the killing he said our Rainey's death brings America closer to eliminating the threats that al Qaeda and other groups opposed to U. S. national
White House Confirms Killing of Terrorist Leader in Yemen
"Story the White House today announcing it killed an al Qaeda terrorist leader in Yemen ABC's indie feel has details White House statement saying US operations in Yemen killed Kassem L. remain who president trump says let el Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula the United States saying the al Qaeda leader ones work for Osama bin laden the attack victims in Yemen and was plotting to kill Americans and US forces the White House saying L. Rini's deaf helps eliminate terror threats in the
Trump says U.S. operation killed al-Qaida leader in Yemen
"Although he's mentioned it this week president trump has officially confirmed that a counter terrorism operation in Yemen killed custom al Rimi he was the founder of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula who posted a video after the December shooting at the Florida based that killed three US sailors calling the gunmen a Saudi airforce officer a courageous night and a hero president trump says the US and its allies are safer as a result of al Rini's death and vows to continue tracking down and eliminating the terrorist threat Jackie Quinn Washington
Terror leader who claimed responsibility for Florida attack killed
"Alright welcome back it is a bit Ferguson show if you just joined us we are chatting right now about some really cool news in the White House has announced the death of terror leader I'll roomy the White House has announced that question our meeting the leader of the terror group al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula was killed in airstrike in Yemen the U. S. conducted a strike targeting him which led the terror group's franchise based in Yemen that has reportedly expressed interest in conducting attacks talking United States US officials said the Pentagon did not comment when asked to time about three port last week and the US government offered a ten million dollar reward for information on IT roomy and now we know a lot more about exactly how all this went down the the trump administration confirm that this mission that was directed by president trump last month was successfully killing a top are kind of chairs the Middle East and the direction the president trump unites it's connected a counter terrorism operation Yemen that successfully eliminated it's quite seem out roomy a founder and leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula also known as AQAP and a deputy to al Qaeda leader is our hearing really join our kinda in the nineteen nineties working in Afghanistan for some bin laden the White House in a statement under him AQAP committed on the console violence against civilians in Yemen sought to conduct the in spot and inspire numerous attacks against United States of America and our forces around the world his death future to grades AQAP and the globe are kind of movement and it brings us closer to eliminate the threat these groups pose our national security the statement reads the United States our interests and our allies are safer as a result of his death we will continue to protect the American B. Y. tracking down eliminating terrorists who seek to do us harm news that the CIA had target our me in a strike initially broke last week although the US government did not put out a statement at the time confirming the news your time report on Sunday that army had claimed credit for the December six Islamic terror attack on Naval Air Station Pensacola where three US sailors were killed and eight other Americans the same injuries now several other topic Islamic terrorists that trump has killed since October the news comes after trump authorize a drone strike that killed Iranian terror leader so Amani commander of the Islamic revolutionary guard in early January in October trump authorize a raid targeting ISIS leader al Baghdadi in Syria which resulted in Baghdad he's death when he detonated a suicide vest as he was running from US forces and the famous dog the day after out I got it was killed U. S. were disconnected another tack to resolve the death of out by gays likely successor when an airstrike took him out as he was being smuggled across northern Syria in the back of an oil tanker truck another terrorist that the term ministration took care of was as I've been laden son who had repeatedly threatened to attack U. S. in who was believed to be in line to take you take over al Qaeda the trump administration all three poorly targeted shout loud and official with Iran's who'd forces in a drone strike on the same day the took out some money the disclosure is second mission indicate that the term ministration was attendant targeting larger sort of any military and parliamentary leaders that was previously known now that unsuccessful airstrike in Yemen was aimed at this Iranian leader an official with the rains could forces he's also a known as a key financer for Iran proxy wars I this is a big victory I will say this congratulations to the White House and the president for doing this hi this is an important attack that I'm glad has actually
Trump announces death of al-Qaeda leader in Yemen after US strike
"Ago confirming reports that a US operation in Yemen killed Qasim al Rimi a leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula the trump administration and hinted at the operation residents in a series of tweets over
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"A lousy politicians but they do two things their vicious in Maine vicious these people a vicious Adam Schiff is a vicious horrible person Nancy Pelosi is a horrible person yeah I was thinking of horrible people evil evil doers he you might say we have breaking news so the president while he is engaged and laying waste to those who have tried to launch the coup against them unsuccessfully at the direction of president trump breaking news here is that he had ordered a successful mission to eliminate Qasim al raining which is the founder of leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula that just then now this might seem somewhat random and we've been accustomed to hearing about ISIS it being the biggest as Islamic terror threat for a while now but here is why that matters by the way our brain but in for the right one mark of an this really didn't get in much play in the news but over the past week or so number that attack at the Naval Air Station Pensacola where you had a Saudi Arabian pilot that ended up carrying out a terror attack at our base and I killing several members of our military we find out holy crap they had ties to Islamic terror while they were actually referencing and I say that way because it wasn't just hand we found out that he had friends that were engaged in citing Osama bin laden leading up to that attack so the latest in the investigation into that terrorist shows that he had ties to al Qaeda going back to twenty fifteen this turned out to be the first time that we're aware of al Qaeda successfully infiltrated our military now the program has since been suspended the the program that allow the Saudi Arabian pilots to train with our pilots but that had been a concern for a long time right but they could end up getting into our ranks so we find that out and what happens president trump finds the later eventually responsible takes care of business unbelievable what this man does speaking of the state of the union as he was telling us that it's never been stronger you know the lowest unemployment rate in American history for all minorities the lowest unemployment rate for everyone in fifty years record high wages record high retirement account balances record opportunity in the workplace even record high credit scores so yeah you do have to sign to stories one set of facts this call backs and they're actually just scratching the surface of what's going on this country right now the president trump could have been more correct in his assessment of the state the union Democrats couldn't be more wrong for opposing his policies because opposing his policies that places them at odds with us then you don't have to vote for Donald Trump to benefit from the president's policies you don't have to like the man to appreciate the opportunity his leadership has provided politics partisanship it's a lot older than Democrats Republicans but once upon a time this country mattered more to both political parties the pettiness of Nancy Pelosi the bitterness of a party yeah there's a by product what happens when they place their own political power their own ambitions ahead of yours and what we witnessed and what we've been witnessing is a vision of what's real represented by president trump and Republicans we also a lease the son of man Ronnie and we've also witnessed what's real what the desperate party awakening to the realization that their three year effort to prevent our current reality everything that we're seeing everything that were benefiting from that effort to take out our duly elected president but it failed and when you think about it you might say that it's exactly why Nancy Pelosi tore up the script they're done they're done and they're desperate now they can't even conduct an election in Iowa and boy we're gonna get into that one as well because there is so much more to that story so much more to that story is it just a coincidence just a coincidence that Bernie Sanders had under handed activities taken against them by the DNC in twenty sixteen that's they were so engaged that you even had the big questions that to Hillary is it just a coincidence that those same DNC officials including nights ended up laying the groundwork for the steel dossier and the entire bogus truck Russia collusion narrative is it just a coincidence that those same people are the officials that ended up being involved in the fund raising and the pain for of.
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on WTOP
"Naval Air Station in Pensacola Florida al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula or known as AQAP is claiming responsibility for that attack WTOP national security correspondent JJ green joins us live to talk about this latest development JJ the terrorist group is claiming in a video that it direct to the Saudi military officer to carry out the shooting in December and that of course killed three sailors wounded eight people how much credence should be give to that claim however having spoken with several sources today who are directly involved in the evaluation of these kinds of things including doctor Hans Jacob Schindler who used to be the director of the U. N.'s al Qaeda Taliban monitoring team and some US government sources a lot of credence should be given to this in fact because of the way it came out because of the way it was position it mentioned in it but some very important details about him some very specific details that fit the pattern the way in which AQAP works if for those who don't know or don't remember al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula was the group that did the printer cartridge bomb that was the plan in two thousand nine that was designed to blow up on airplanes once they entered US airspace very intricate stuff but it's also very cloistered in clandestine stuff so this fits very well into the way they do things and that's what the sources I've spoken to have said we understand that a Q. A. P. didn't provide any evidence that it had trained the shooter but it did produce a copy of his will and some correspondence that he'd been in contact with al Qaeda the attackers family in Saudi Arabia is they're saying out of their mystified by all this what is that telling you well a couple of the sources that I spoke to said that this is exactly the way al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula works operational security has always been something big for the al Qaeda organization if you go back to the nine eleven era nobody knew or at least people did know that the nine eleven hijackers were here but nobody really knew what they were doing not even their family members some people didn't even know their real names this individual as I understand it had been a part of the al Qaeda communications protocol for years he had been engaging with this organization and had been looking for a suitable target while moving around from base to base so keeping his family in the dark is not unusual for an organization like AQAP in a situation like this one we need a quick answer here but there are reports that the U. S. launched a drone strike on the leader of a Q. A. P. what do you know they won't say yes or no the intelligence community in the military won't say yes or no I think it has something to do with the fact that they need to identify this individual first plus the other part of it too is if they did confirm this it might give away how they knew he was there how they communicated and some there may be some legal issues with that I suspect we may find out more tomorrow night's or at the state of the union whatever comes along all right WTOP national security correspondent JJ green thanks thank you JJ it's two three fourteen hi Amy welcome to the Xfinity store hi there I'd like to check out X. one and maybe find a new TV show what kind of shows do you like it has to be about a person place or thing O. K. what else I like it when shows have both picture and sound you know the X. one voice remote lets you access everything from live TV to Netflix and privacy of just asking for recommendations okay but I'm only going to watch it it has a beginning a middle and an end I'm good standards find me new TV shows access.
Vaccines and the N-Corona Virus
"Medically the world is not the same as it was last week. A virus that started in China perhaps from an animal source has caused dozens of human deaths and infected hundreds. It is likely that more infections and deaths will follow in the weeks to come. It has already wreaked economic and social havoc in China coming during the festivities associated with the Lunar New Year families. leaser separated from each other. Entire cities are on lockdown and hospitals are simply overwhelmed. The culprit is a virus called N Corona for for Novelty Corona. We've known about this family of viruses for a long time as a common cause of colds and sore throats but things changed just in two thousand and two with these SARS corona epidemic that started again in China and caused illness in thousands and killed over. Eight hundred Dr. Peter Hotels the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in infectious disease. Specialist and CO Director of Texas Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development picks up the story in two thousand and twelve it arose out of Saudi Arabia. Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome. There's quota virus virus also very serious infection spread from Saudi Arabia elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula to Korea. Viruses are often preventable with vaccines. Well unfortunately we do not have a licensed vaccine for any of the those three major corona viruses even though the technology to make it. Not that complicated. So the technical feasibility. Making these vaccines is not very difficult. It's a matter of contracting invest your support or finances to do the clinical trials. The problem is that these epidemics pass was what happened with our SARS vaccine that we were developing we developed and manufactured. We think a very promising vaccines for the SARS virus and then when SARS was gone there was no longer a lot of interest starting and continuing clinical trials which lead to licensure so the vaccine more or less sits in the freezer. The problem is that these epidemics pass and when they do. There's little appetite for investing vesting in developing vaccines with the feeling that the epidemic is now over. This isn't just unfortunate for Dr Houghton says his group. It's unfortunate for all of us because it may have helped out with this new epidemic. This new and corona virus looks like it's quite similar to the old SARS Corona Corona virus has about eighty percent similarity in terms of genetics and amino acid sequence. So we think there's a good likelihood that our SARS vaccine that we previously we developed in response to that first step attic could potentially cross protect against the current and Cronin of ours but their vaccine will require extensive sensitive testing for safety and effectiveness testing. And this could take years. Unfortunately we end up being very reactive and not so label to think ahead had Dr. Houghton and his group been able to finish their testing years ago. Things would be different today with a vaccine ready for rapid dissemination as hotels points out. These serious corona viruses. Now seem to be the new normal. We've seen one every decade in this this new century so he had SARS in the early two thousands. We have mayors in the two thousand ten in the early twenty twenty. We've got this new end corona virus. There's has every reason to believe that history will repeat itself and when it does. We need to be prepared. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion.
Bitesize History - The Aden Emergency
"Today's episode it is on aden emergency also known as ratified uprising nam insurgency by the NFL f and the f. r. o. s. y. during the code will against british forces stationed in south arabia protectorate of the british empire is now forms part of yemen partly inspired by nasser's pan arab nationalism began on the fourteenth of october nineteen sixty three with the throwing over grenade covered officials a apple a state emergency was declared added british crime commonly of aid on his hinterland the aid them protector emergency escalated in nineteen sixty seven and hastening ended british rule in the territory which again in eighteen thirty nine on the thirty for now remember nineteen sixty seven british forces withdrew an independent people's republic was proclaimed kim was originally of interest to britain as an anti-piracy station put to protect shifted on the routes to british india with the oakland the show as canal in eighteen sixty nine forever serve as colon station following the independence of india nineteen forty seven eight became less important to the united kingdom emerged saved was precipitated in large part a large wave of arab nationalism spread to the arabian peninsula and stemming largely from associated arabist don twins of egypt lead at gamal abdel nasser british french is raving forces that had invaded egypt in nasser's nationalization of the suez canal in nineteen fifty six had been forced to retool following intervention from both the united states soviet union naso enjoyed only limited success in spreading his pan arabist doctrines through the arab world his nineteen the attempt to unify egypt in syria as united arab republic traps inflator three years later perceive anti-colonial rising in ada in nineteen sixty three provided another potential opportunity for his doctrines there is not clear what extent acting independently themselves by nineteen sixty three and ensuring years anti-british critic group in various political tips began coalescing into larger roy organizations i e supported national liberation front NS hostilities start on the fourteenth for december nineteen sixty three with grenade attack against which is the capture london flight the great killed a woman in fifty of people are not state emergency was declared in aden one such attack was carried out gets REI co moscow join us children party killing a girl wounded for children tax largely focused on kidding off duty police officers on british officers much violence was carried out in crates the oat quarter of item which forces attempted to intercept weapons being smuggled into crater by the f. l. o. s. y. on the dalai owned by the athletes met little success despite taking a toll on british forces the death toll among rebels were far higher largely did to inter factional fighting among different rebel groups in one thousand nine hundred sixty four the british twenty four imp retreat craig arrived to conduct land operations it remained in a in a protector until november nineteen sixty seven or nineteen sixty oy the station RAF moscow was operating nine squadrons these included transport units has the largest number of hope a fighter jets these record in by the army for a tax on rebel positions which they could you sixty pound high explosive ask provoke street riots in asia after the agent police lost control british high commissioner sir richard turnbull the pro british troops to crush the riots as soon as the eknath riots request pro f worldwide took to the streets fighting between british aiden shooting attacks against british forces including the destruction of aden airways douglas dc three which would bunk in mid air can or the it was occupied by rebel forces concerns were heightened garden the ability to give sufficient security british families in the midst increase violence resulting invitation plans for families being sped up considerably following the mutiny or push i'm engaged in gun battles while arson looting and murder was also common which forces blocked off the two main entrances to create
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"One foreign donors to the Clintons Ukrainians Joe Biden's son Ukrainian oil and gas thakoon shore why would that be a problem Pelosi's sun oil and gas tycoon make a trip to Ukraine sure why would that be a problem I just don't understand why that would be a problem they of all the countries on the planet earth no country donated more money to the Clinton foundation and Ukraine that's just kind of fascinating is not. and Al Gore one hundred million dollars in oil money richer and Al Gore as confused as to why critics are being critical this is funny this is an old article from the Atlantic magazine it's a left wing rag they're not going to do a story in the Atlantic magazine about how president trump has brought about the lowest unemployment rate since nineteen sixty nine they're gonna pretend that Barack Obama did that several years ago and then went on vacation where is where where where is Barack Obama where where is he he's off making millions probably from oil and gas babies in Ukraine is by another fifteen million dollars state in Ukraine not just Martha's vineyard. that's right all of oil and gas money he had this a really awful left wing TV cable station called current TV and it was just horrible it was disaster calamity even his family didn't watch it not nobody watched it and he's sold that current TV to al Jizerou which is of course you know Arabian peninsula oil money. knowledge is they're they're not exactly pro American and they turned that into al Jizerou America see they bought the cable thanks and and he got it a hundred million dollars went straight to Al Gore and fossil fuel money but that's okay because he's Al Gore so that doesn't matter. it is good to be a Democrat. as I'm trying to say or do is Tom yam us Tom ya mas yes see it turns out that on June twentieth ABC news and was with the David Muir the pixie on the evening this is at the little Dondi hair cut miss skinny suit and stuff hi I'm David Muir I'm a network news anchor I have great grip Jesus yes great great vetus. he Terry goes reading the prompter again David that's gravitas gravida it's not gratuitous are you sure it's not gratuitous no David it's gravitas all right I have great great Venus all right never mind it was on with Tom yum us and Tonya misses a news reporter and he on ABC news. I can't say I know a lot about him but he did a story on June twentieth about Joe Biden and Joe Biden's son hunter Biden and something strange happened they kind of told the truth they kind of got it right and we were marveling at this and we said well you know are we can't make fun of them if they got it right but I every now and then we should trauma cookie because hello he added some right every now and then they do some right it's it's you know it's not a hundred percent wrong sometimes they're even with Democrat this is really rare and that's why we had Tom yeah Mrs gonna well the he's not gonna get any words for this you might get a word from me but not from anybody else which means I might have to fire him now tell me on this ABC news June twentieth Joe Biden and his son was a vice president Tom Thomas ABC news how you doing got a quick question for you it's a question we tried to ask repeatedly can we ask you about Ukraine in China but kept getting blocked questions about foreign deals his son hunter Biden pursued.
US-Iran Tensions: How did things get to this point?
"In the Middle East start a high point over the weekend large. Saudi oil facilities were attacked the many who `this jumped Jin to claim responsibility secretaryastate. Mike pompeo blamed Iran president trump tweets that the US is locked and loaded and ready for potential response what has actually happened in the Arabian Peninsula. What does the future hold for conflict between the Saudis and the Iranians and what role will the United States have Benjamin witness sat down with Gregory Johnson researcher on Yemen and Middle East conflict. Suzanne Maloney Brookings Senior fellow WHO's research centers on wrong Samantha Gross Othello in the Cross Brookings Initiative on energy and climate and Scott are Anderson a fellow at the Brookings Institution and senior editor at l'affaire to break. Take it all down the disgust what we know about what happened over the weekend the explain the geopolitical context for the attack offered their thoughts on potential American responses onces and discussed the legal authorities that could justify American military action. It's the law fair podcast episode four fifty three the attack in Saudi Saudi Arabia. GonNa start at give us an overview of what happened here. We know there was an attack. It involved oil production in Saudi Arabia Arabia. What do we know about what happened. There was an attack on a huge crude oil processing facility called ABC cake in Saudi Arabia. An energy security folks have been worried about this facility for a long time. In fact there was another attack on it back in two thousand six that wasn't nearly as successful as this one. This facility what it does is is it removes hydrogen sulfide from the crude oil and makes it safer to ship buy tanker ships. This facility is really the heart of Saudi oil production the Saudis sly about ten percent of global supply and this attacking this one facility took six percent of that supply off the market so this was a very significant attack on a really important facility. What do we know about the nature of the attack. Ibn Obviously it's it's a matter of some dispute. Who's responsible for it. But what do we know about what the nature of the attack was tricky question. We know the attack came from the air. There's definitely some dispute on where that attack attack came from and I'll leave that to in tomorrow. Intelligence minded people to talk about but what we know is it took out about a third of this facility about a third of the processing processing facility. I'm there's some redundant capacity there so they'll likely be able to get it back online but it was a significant very well targeted attack on S. facility all right so Suzanne the US claims Iran is responsible for the attack. The WHO seized claim they are responsible for the attack and the Iranian say. We are not responsible for the attack. What do we know about reasonably how to assess responsibility here and to what extent should we be confident that the Iranians were involved or responsible all for it. I think it's too early to be confident about much with respect to the origins of this attack. There's a lot of information that circulating over social media including looting photos that suggests there may have been cruise missiles involved as well as drones and there are statements emanating from the US government to a couple of media outlets. Let's that also reinforce that that this was a multipronged attack involving both cruise missiles and drones and at least what we're hearing from the US government to date is that it appears to have originated in Iran rather than some of the original supposition that it was either who is operating from Yemeni territory or from Saudi territory now. These are very traceable forms of technology both drones and cruise missiles. If in fact it originated in Iran Ron there should be considerable ample proof and we should be able to draw upon not just American intelligence but General Marine intelligence agents as well as information from many of our partner countries in the region okay and Suzanne there was a there was a theory for awhile that this may have been launched from Iraq. Is that still part of the conversation at all. I think there was some speculation early on in part because there was evidence in during during the attacks in the summer that the Shia militias in Iraq were involved. Secretary Pompeo has made some remarks that seemed to rule that out but I think there are real reasons thanks for entertaining some of the various theories on who and how this might have been undertaken including gregory the possibility that it was undertaken by who fused but not who he's in Yemen is that part of the range of Pasta. That's another theory that's come out that there were potentially who the affiliates are agents agents that may have been closer to the facility themselves inside of Saudi Arabia that we're able to to launch the attack. Secretary State Pompeo Susanne mentioned came out very forcefully. Usefully I think on Saturday and mentioned on twitter that these attacks did not come from from Yemen. It's unclear what evidence the. US is using base that whether it's just that the attacks run the north northwest with westside or if there's hopefully there's other evidence for senior officials to be making that sort of statement so in other words at this point. The range of possibility is quite large is is that fair. I think that's fair to say who claim credit the US says it didn't come from Yemen and it didn't come from Iraq which then of course leaves Iran Gregory sorry you know the more you learn about the sort of scale and operational sophistication of the attack whether involved cruise missiles or drones. It doesn't seem very gary who feel like what are we know about who capability before this weekend at when they claimed credit for their responsibility credit for this attack what would you have assumed them to be capable love in terms of damaging. Saudi a major Saudi oil facility here. That's a good question so the who these you know we tend to think of them as this militia group barefoot tribesmen up in the north and certainly there that they've also they're also militia that's been grafted onto a national army and so they do have a missile brigade that they took over from the Yemeni government who theses control in two thousand fourteen in fact the old old missile brigade commanders now the Minister of defense for the WHO tease. It's also something that over the past couple of years most likely with assistance from Iran that WHO capabilities abilities both drone technology and with missiles has grown so a couple of years ago they were able to fire a missile that made it all the way to Riyadh which is more than five five hundred miles north of the border and so this is something that the old hootie missiles at least the missiles that the head taken over from the Yemeni military. We're only going about three hundred miles or so so this is a significant uptick whether these would have been able to carry out this attack or not if they did and if they're telling the truth truth and the Hutus are not exactly honest brokers all the time when it comes to claiming credit for attacks this would be a significant step forward for them so Samantha. I was thinking this morning in any prior administration to this one. If it were say a George Bush senior or Bill Clinton or you know any recent president and you said there were a major attack attack on on Saudi oil production that is something the United States would traditionally use military force in response wants to or at least regard itself as within its security umbrella at an urgent matter of Nash its own National Defense to protect tactic ends and yet today the response to this is is that the president is still talking about meeting with the President Ruhani in New York and so I'm I'm just interested for your thoughts on the sort of disparity between US reaction to this so far and what one would expect us reaction under more normal circumstances to look like in response wants to an attack of this magnitude on this kind of a facility well. This is certainly an important attack to global oil markets but not only do. We have an unusual president right now. A lot has changed since the administrations of the president's. You're talking about most importantly the US has become the world's largest crude-oil producer something that wasn't true prior to this presidency and so that really changes the calculus. It's also true that this president has really pushed an agenda of energy independence and energy energy dominance and pointed out the fact that he doesn't think we need the Middle East anymore and that he doesn't necessarily want to spend money and resources defending this area and so I think some of that muted reaction is part of that the one thing that I've been talking about a lot today with various people is this this is so much a somewhat of a repudiation of the idea that the Middle East doesn't matter anymore than the US's energy dominant because you've seen markets react strongly to what happened. Six percent scent of production is off the market and we'll see how long it stays off but this is really important to world oil markets in somewhat repudiation of the idea that we're so so energy dominant. We don't need the Middle East anymore so but that's interesting I mean. Do you think the the principal difference is that Saudi matters less than it used to or is the principal difference that we have a president who cares about the Middle East less than presidents used. I think they're both true because we also have a president that has been I'm very happy to side with the Saudis and scapegoat the Iranians as often as that opportunity presents itself and yet his response darns against something that looks like the Iranians were certainly involved has been somewhat muted and I think that's because we feel like the Saudi at least the Saudi oil supplies less important to us than it used to be. Although we feel the price impact just like everybody else so Suzanne. I'm I'm interested in your sense of the Iranian side of this if you were for the Iranian leadership and you're contemplating a the escalated tensions that have developed over the last couple of years but also the prospect of you know sidelines meeting at the General Assembly between Rihanna and the president. Why is this a good time to a launch such an attack be inspire such an attack or see facilitate such in attack by others. If in fact the WHO were the hands on operational attackers right. It's I think the question that those of us who focus on neuron been thinking about today why this attack why this kind of an escalation and why now on the very eve of the UN General Assembly meetings where there there was such hype around the possibility of a meeting between president trump and his running counterpart President Hassan Ronnie and of course just this attack comes uh-huh really on the heels of the exit from the White House of the most notable Hawk John Bolton. The nationals former national security adviser who of course has made a career of calling for military strikes in regime change on Iran. This might have seemed to be the perfect moment for a kind of conciliatory diplomacy from Iran but of of course that's not the Iranian style. It's not the style of the Islamic republic. I should be precise about that. and I think in fact while we're still speaking the hypothetical I you you know I'm waiting to see along with the rest of your listeners. What exactly the administration and now of course the United Nations which has been called upon by the Saudis I used to conduct an independent investigation might be able to marshal in terms of hard evidence to tie this attack to the Iranians. I'm not presuming anything at this stage but if it is in fact traced to the Iranians in some way shape or form and particularly if it's traced to an attack coming out of Iranian territory and orchestrated in fact Byron's Iran's rather than by proxies then I think it's not quite a shocking or as unexpected as we might have presumed Iranians really since May have been using using escalation as a mechanism for injecting greater urgency in the international community around the crisis that they've been facing since president trump walked away from the deal in May of two thousand eighteen and began reimposing crushing economic sanctions on Iran. They've also been using escalation as a means of trying to change president trump's calculus. It's very easy for him to continue to apply these economic sanctions they haven't had any real blowback effect on American security on the international economy or on global oil oil prices in part because of the dynamics of energy markets that Samantha just explained and what we saw over the summer was that Iran apparently apparently undertook a series of attacks on small tankers very minor elements of the overall energy infrastructure in the
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
"Crossed in. Eric. Temple. The. Mind. Weaken. Something. Has warned against fake news during a visit to the United Arab Emirates the first papal trip ever to the Arabian peninsula. The birthplace of Islam AP. Correspondent Charles de LA desma reports from says in a speech young people who often surrounded by negative messages and fake news need to learn not to surrender to the stuck Sion's materialism. Hatred amp Reggie the play called tiny Gulf nation gutter by barring Egypt. Saudi Arabia, and the you seen such propaganda publish since it in June twenty seventeen the crisis began after got a state run news agency was hacked and fake items were full internet access restored over the weekend. After crews finished repairing damaged international cable that left the Pacific nation in virtual darkness for almost two weeks. The director at the operator of tongue undersea internet cable. Now says he can't rule out sabotage. Josh is the reason the cable broke Mondays comments came after the director at Tonga cable. So the last week he thought a large ship had caused the damage but dragging an anchor along the seabed, though, he says that remains a working theory says repair crews phone to breaks along the vital fiber optic cable that connects Tonga with the rest of the world and several kilometers away. They found two more breaks. And rope entangle them the separate domestic able the connects the main island was some of Tonga's outer islands. He's the crew members of a specialized repair ship found the rope attached to the domestic cable for about one hundred meters and cable was twisted and damage. Donio if Ives theme song feel what that's right, high got my band sway my hat. Tara nonni. You. You win the max. Seven three record sink clipper, rated your boss Jamaica. You know, we like PK Robin lease spots. Video with path. The Troy six Shelly care. Keen, Bobby Willie Brown, light skinned Bobby Brown? Judge brand t y wall bomb baby. Save rain. Turn. What? You win the..
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"But have pre scheduled speaking engagements wasn't able to go to the first ever visit by pope to the Arabian peninsula for so long. There's been a movement to expel Jews and Christians from Arabia. The birthplace of his lung. But the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi invited. Pope Francis to come to meet with shake off med el-tayeb. The grandmom of his are in Cairo. Ciro and to have there was an open air papal mass one hundred twenty thousand people this was a huge moment. Nobody really reported on it. And what pope Francis railed against here was it wasn't against global warming wasn't against capitalism per se what it was against faithless maternity and the mom talked about this too. They were railing against, hyper individualism. They were railing against utilitarianism. They were both railing against the radicalism. That led to the eighth theme that we've been dealing with for the last three hundred years or so this is really cool. It was predicted. The Catholic herald pointed this out this was predicted in pope Benedict's at two thousand six Regensburg lecture the most important ration- of the twenty first century Pope Benedict obvious considered widely very conservative figure. He predicted this that the real threat to our civilization is faithless maternity. This narrow scientism that ignores all of the grand questions, the idea that man's origin and destiny the questions raised by religion and ethics have no place within the perview of collective reason. And quote, that's what they were railing against. And so what you're seeing here is one after so much Christian persecution the Middle East. You have an Arab government inviting the pope in this is a stork the UAE should be commended for this. This is a big deal. This is really good. But what you also have is an interesting discourse going on between Christians and Muslims against faithlessness against modernity. I think this is exactly right. I think they've got this. Right. I think the great threat to the west that will us and out from within is eighth ius. Is this shallow rationalism is this pathetic culture. Nihilism that has created anxiety depression over prescription suicide epidemics all over the west. There are some people who fear invading Muslim migrants or something in Europe. Sure. That's that is an issue. You have an issue when you've huge populations invading countries. But what allowed the countries to be eaten out from within. It is that faithless maternity. It is cutting away the tradition on which you have built your civilization. The the very ideas that allow you to have western science western philosophy. Western thought by cutting those off at the root that is the great threat to our civilization. I think it's the why the mainstream media won't cover this event is very good event. And you know, I've been very horsh on the Francis pun ticket. When I thought it's necessary to criticize it I thought this was very good move. So I'll end on a happy note. Happy note for the west happy note for the church. Happy note for conservatives said no for Democrats tough tough beginning to the week tough beginning to twenty twenty. All right. That's. Our show. I will be at Emory tonight. I hope to see you there. If I don't see you there. I will be back in the studio coming up soon. No show tomorrow. We'll have a show on Friday. In the meantime, I'm Mike. This is the Michael Knowles show. See? The Michael Knowles show is produced by Robert Stirling, executive producer, Jeremy Bori, senior producer Jonathan. Hey, our supervising producer is Mathis Glover and technical producer is Austin Stevens. Edited by Danny d'amico, audio mixed by Dylan case hair and makeup is by Jesse Ovadia production assistant, Nik Sheehan. The Michael Knowles show is daily wire production copyright, daily wire. Twenty nineteen guys over on the Matt wall show today, we're gonna talk about this very disturbing report about the sex abuse crisis in the southern Baptist church. So there's lots of discuss there. We'll get to that today. Also, Alexandra okay, zero Cortez. You know, she unveiled that insane. Green new deal proposal back last week and ever since then she's been trying to backpedal and come up with excuses for some of the craziest stuff in there. But the excuses are are dishonest and pathetic. So we'll try to get to the bottom of that today as well. Over on the Matt wall show..
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Brought joy to our faces. When used to say Boston. When you hear the word Boston you go back to bed. He's an icon in the business and former mayor Ray Flynn tells us Boston is a better city because of Gerry's hard work and integrity. You know? I think is much better city because of Gary LaPierre, you can see extensive coverage of the career and impact of Gary LOP here on our website WBZ ten thirty dot com. Five thirty seven. Now. It's not the usual thing. Museum officials have to worry about CBS's. Pam Coulter explains Baksi painting, the treaded itself the moment, it was sold at auction for over a million pounds is now on display the German museum. But officials there made sure the shredding mechanism was no longer working the batteries were moved and wires cut. The painting originally called girl with balloon was renamed. Love is in the been after the shredding the museum director said they were anxious to avoid being the victim of another of the artists subversive clever practical jokes and seeing the rest of the painting shred itself while it was under their care. Pam Coulter CBS news an historic visit to the Arabian peninsula. Pope Francis has held the first ever papal mass and Abu Dhabi, and the United Arab Emirates thousands of people filled a sports stadium to see the pope. He has now returned to Rome. And.
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"News. I'm Richard Cantu. President Trump's inaugural committee starting to get attention for the one hundred seven million dollars raised pay for festivities considered considerably more modest than prior administrations. Federal prosecutors here in New York have sent a subpoena to the committee that plan President Trump's inauguration. The subpoenas for documents and records were told related to the committee's donors. The investigation is being led by the same public corruption. Prosecutors who oversaw the case against President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen a spokesman for those prosecutors declined to comment ABC's Aaron Katersky after two years of bitter partisanship in personal attacks. President Trump delivers his state of the union speech tonight in front of both chambers of congress, President Trump will deliver his second state of the union address the first before the newly democratic run house speaker Pelosi sitting directly behind him on the heels of the longest government shutdown in US history. The White House says President Trump will strike a conciliatory tone and call for unity. In an attempt to mend the partisan divide. ABC's Mona Kosar Abdi Stacey Abrams, the black woman who rarely lost. Georgia's gubernatorial election will deliver the democratic retort House Ways and means committee chair Richard Neal is moving forward with plans to subpoena. The president's tax returns Neil consulting with house lawyers in the joint committee on taxation to determine the appropriate legal steps tariffs fire service reports. Eight people killed more than thirty injured in the blaze in a high end department house. Investigators suspect arson eight lead prosecutor Remmy height says a forty year old woman resident of the building is in custody. Abu Dhabi, Dave. Repaid theology? Pope Francis, continuing his visit to the Arabian peninsula. Birthplace of Islam. My side is celebrating an open air mass at a sports stadium. The first ever papal mass to be celebrated on the Arabian peninsula. You're listening to ABC news. WTMJ antics wealth management studio. This is NewsRadio. WTMJ Wisconsin's movers.
"arabian peninsula" Discussed on KCRW
"He is on a landmark visit to the United Arab Emirates. It's the first ever visit by a pontiff to the Arabian peninsula is going to take part in an interfaith conference and tomorrow. He will hold mass NPR, Sylvia. Poggioli is traveling with the pope joins us on the line from Abu Dhabi. Good morning, Sylvia. Good morning, Rachel. Why did pope Francis decide to make this historic trip? Well, because you a officials invited him to attend a big interfaith meeting that will take place later today here in Abu Dhabi. It's sponsored by what's called the Muslim council of elders. It's an initiative aimed at countering religious fanaticism and promoting a moderate form of Islam the man behind this is Sheik asked met, I'll tell you. He'd be grantee mom of Allah's our university in Cairo. That's the most important center of learning for Suni Islam. Pope Francis has met him already several times and they've established a very good relationship. The pope referred to him the other day as a friend and a dear brother now Catholic Muslim relations were frozen in two thousand six after Francis. His predecessor Pope Benedict this extinct, quoted a Byzantine, emperor who linked Islam with violence, and that speech led to violent actions against Catholics in Muslim countries. It was a big blow to Christian Muslim dialogue. So today's encounter scene is another milestone in much much improved relations. So how is the pope going to use this moment? I mean, we mentioned he's he's going to hold mass. What's the message? Well, the mass will be tomorrow. And that's that's been touted already is gonna be the biggest public display of Christian worship in the Arabian peninsula. The UA has declared two thousand nineteen year of tolerance. It's making a big push to show itself to be a land of inclusion only one million of its nine million citizens are actually. Iraqi the rest of foreigners and a close to a million of those are Catholics. But there are even as is the official religion, there sharia law prevails and freedom of worship has a lot of restrictions. For instance. No church bells. They're not search bells crosses, Kathy seed in public and conversion from Islam is a crime punishable by death. So it'll be very interesting to see if either in public or private the pope will call for greater religious freedom. And for better protection for non-citizens gives this is a country. That's also been criticized for its very poor human rights record. So it'll be an important encounter for Francis. Also with Catholics in what he calls the peripheries of the world. It's a new diverse global catastrophe Catholicism, many different languages, many different cultures. And this is an area with those people that community is growing at the same time that long established Christian communities in the Middle East are dwindling. So the UAE is also involved in the salary war. Or in Yemen? Pope Francis has condemned that war called it a humanitarian crisis, which it is is he likely do you have any idea whether he's gonna broach this he probably will because he actually spoke. He spoke about Yemen yesterday, just before he left Rome in his Sunday message, and they were really the most forceful remarks. He's made yet on the war. He urged all sides to implement the fragile peace deal that was reached in December and to help deliver aid to millions of people who are suffering. He spoke a great deal about the the the agony of children in this country in in Yemen. And his words were welcomed here by the foreign minister who said let's make two thousand nine hundred thousand a year of peace. So I think it's very likely he will raise his concerns about Yemen. He's here and Sylvia Pohjola, traveling with pope Francis in Abu Dhabi in the UA, Sylvia. Thanks so much. Thank you. Rachel. In this country. Now democratic control of the house of representatives gives the party a chance to set the national agenda a chance not a guarantee the Democrats. I four weeks where consumed by a high stakes shutdown standoff with President Trump that is not quite over yet. They've tried to catch up though ahead of President Trump's primetime state of the union address tomorrow night NPR's Kelsey Snell reports Democrats came into power in the house with a long list of plants. They wanted to kick off the year by overhauling campaign in ethics rules before launching bills on everything from healthcare and prescription drugs to building better roads and bridges instead their earliest days in office had been defined by President Trump. There's no question the government shutdown consumed. Everyone's attention the president. I think did that purposely. That's congressman David cellini. He leads a team of Democrats tasked with setting up policy and messaging priorities for the house up until last week. Week. Those plans were on pause committees couldn't form legislation stalled and their whole message was about ending the shutdown now that it's over house majority leader Steny Hoyer says it's up to Democrats to make up for lost time and he promises anxious. Members will have a chance to do it soon. There's this frustration about focusing on the negative aspect of shutting down the governor in the United States of America. But I think they're gonna feel a lot better for months from now because I think we're gonna have dealt with a lot of very substantive issues that we talked about in the campaign Hoyer says committees are getting ready to take up plans to lower the cost of prescription drugs and move bills to retrain workers and get more people. Good paying jobs Democrats have higher than usual approval ratings after the shutdown and polls show a majority of voters sided with Democrats in that fight members. Like progressive caucus co chair Pernilla dia Paul said that gives Democrats a powerful platform. We didn't back down on this president. And we showed. That we've willful him accountable that got us enormous credibility with the American public. But that may not be helpful for many of the more. Moderate Democrats who won tough races in previously Republican districts on promises to overcome gridlock. That's why losing the early weeks of legislating has been particularly frustrating for a lot of freshmen they wanted a head start before the state of the union were Trump will set his own agenda and their class. Co-chair? Colin Allred says his fellow newbies are itching to show their constituents that they can deliver on their campaign promises. We are.
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"Mean, it says it's eleven minutes past eight, but also it's seven weeks to Brexit. A new week of counting down to when the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union. Still however, no agreement among British politicians on how it's going to happen. The Prime Minister Theresa may needs concessions from the EU over particularly held the border with Ireland is going to be dealt with businesses are stockpiling materials and with just weeks to go some government MP's meeting to try to come up with a range of alternative solutions. Practically speaking what can happen, and we'll all be saved with a majestic EU fudge as it's called just in time. That'd be speaking to journalists. Jackie davis. She knows a great deal about this based in Brussels longtime commentator and convener of discussions on e you affairs. So where should we be looking for developments this week? I think it's still the real development have to come at the domestic level. Because as you were saying, the EU is making it clear and standing very firm on its argument that there is nothing to negotiate that this is the only possible deal. It's the best possible deal something indeed, the British Prime minister self was saying until a couple of weeks ago when she decided to vote against her own deal. So they are saying you talk about alternative arrangements. But you haven't come up with anything new. So what is it you want to discuss precisely the sort of things that are floating around using technology to solve it. They say that's magical thinking we've been talking about that for a very long time. And they that technology doesn't exist yet a time limit to the so-called backstopped the Irish insurance policy or a possibility for the UK to withdraw unilaterally. Well, that would make a nonsense of it being an insurance policy from the perspective. So they're standing firm. I don't think we will see any movement from the this week. And if we see any movement between now and. As it were. It would be really still in the form of clarifications, not a major change. So the view from Brussels is is for the conservative party in particular and the government to sort out its internal differences. I come up with concrete proposals. That aren't things that they say have already been discussed. You know, a lot of the players pretty much everyone involved in this is saying there is no movement in their position, and everyone then goes on to say, it'll be a disaster. If no one moves, but I'm not gonna move that seems to be pretty much everyone situation. Now, the EU has his reputation for coming up with last minute arrangements, the so-called fudge and so on. In an issue as big as this. Do you think that that's going to happen or do the usual rules, not apply in this case? I think that you should rules. Don't apply for one particular reason when the comes up with these classic such is no in twenty five years here. I've seen many of them it is to broker deals between members of the club. It is to enable the EU to move forward club. This is different. This is a negotiation with a country that is about to become what the third third-country no longer a member of the club goes to the very heart as brussel sees it. And as many capital of what the club is four and how you protect and preserve it. So I think it is different. This doesn't mean that won't be as I say there could be some minor concessions in the form of clarifications. People are talking about a legal. What's called a call to seal the wood, again, underline the intention is that this insurance policy. This fax salt would only be temporary. But in terms of funding. Mental shift. You're absolutely right. All sides, saying everyone thinks no deal would be disastrous. But the EU saying it cannot compromise on its fundamental principles and rules. It will supported one of its Member States a battle. If you like with someone who will no longer, the Atlanta, the UK saying, it won't move someone's going to have to all even though everyone says it's disastrous we will end off potentially with an accidental no deal. That's Jackie Davis. Longtime commentator on e you affairs, talking to us from Brussels. Let's take you to the pope Francis has made history by becoming the first pontiff to visit the Arabian peninsula. He arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, which although a Muslim state has a significant Roman Catholic population, mainly a Filipino and Indian workers father, Michael Sullivan Sullivan, excuse me is the coordinator of the papal visit and he spoke to me earlier from Abu Dhabi. I in many respects to the Arabian goes. This is the first. To the cradle of Islam. This is the first, of course to the U E, and it's the first two neighboring country. And I'm here. I'm speaking with neighboring countries Saudi Arabia, which which doesn't allow any any religious freedoms remarkable in in in that way and sees itself. As a beacon of tolerance. And this is why this year. Dedicated this year to two hours after your side. So it's it's very significant. How big is the Catholic population in the country? Catholic population. We as tomatoes property over million, which was probably about twelve or thirteen percent population. Mostly made up of Indians Pinos, which we have a large number of pure slow from from Lebanon from Syria, Palestine, Egypt Iraq. And of course, many other nationalities as well. I think there are at least two hundred twenty thousand two British people here Irish French from ordinary Africans now, of course, the Polk comes with a message of tolerance a message of unity. He did mention on a video message on Thursday. He said, you know, I'm happy to write a new page in the history of relations between religions he's hoping to meet the grandeur mammal type was also in the UAE. The of course is involved in the military action in Yemen. Pope Francis has condemned the conflict before using very strong words, you think this will be raised during the strip. Yeah. I'm not privy to what actually during this trip. But I do think the question on the search will probably be on the agenda as you know, the pope Francis. See how I've been asking for according for between the different parties particularly cooling for the opening of humanitarian corridors so that those most affected by the. But by the war would have access to to to immediate relief. Father a solvent. What would you say are the biggest challenges for members of the Catholic community not just in the UAE? But in the Gulf in general. The whole question of time and space to spaces for worship, you know. This is this is one of the big challenges because at the moment in the churches, but there are some areas where of course, we're, of course, our churches are absolutely chockablock air church and divisive reason to buy welcomes eighteen thousand worshipers every week weekend. If you can imagine one building eighteen thousand worshipers every weekend. One of the biggest challenges, of course, is having more places of worship lots of issues and conversations to be had on the on that papal. Visit father Michael O'Sullivan there that spot Al Raas, Al. And the man of the hour is Tom Brady a sixth Super Bowl title. That is a record at the age of forty one for starting quarterback. That is a record the patriots when a six Super Bowl. That's a joint record six for coach Bill Belichick. That's a record. They beat the LA Rams thirteen three that is a record for the lowest scoring Super Bowl ever. And Brady does not care. We've been this.
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"Suburb nine hours earlier is facing murder charges in the death of an ex girlfriends and a male friend of hers their bodies found in Oklahoma about two weeks ago. Thousands taking to the streets in Venezuela demanding the resignation of dictator nNcholas Maduro. Missouri has dismissed the opposition as efforts led by the United States to engineer an illegal to against him. But he hasn't yet taken out the military crackdown against the protestors or arrest opposition leaders. Those are the moves that majority has made in the past there not daring to this time perhaps because the opposition leader Wanguo, I doubt has large international recognition, not just the US and Canada. But most of South America, he could be picking up more recognition as early as Monday when England. And France are expected to recognize why dope the opposition leader as the rightful president of Venezuela in Caracas Venezuela. Steve Harrigan, Fox News. How Francis now in Abu Dhabi the papal visit the first ever to the Arabian peninsula. The birthplace of Islam. The Vatican says the pipes three day visit to the United Arab Emirates will focus on dialogue between religions and peace. He'll take positive conference. Untold today for them. Mass expected to be attended by more than one hundred and seventy thousand people the UAE prides itself on religious tolerance. Most citizens are Sunni Muslims, but citizens are outnumbered by foreigners by around nine to one many people moving for work churches do still face. Certain restrictions songs assign a no win. The pope already calling for an end to the war in Yemen. Two people killed to hurt after a light plane crashed in Yorba, Linda, California, setting.
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"This is Bloomberg radio. Now, a global news update. Kevin is denial a papal. I I'm Barbara Kusak. Virginia. Governor Ralph northern now denies being either person in a racist photo that was on his page in a nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook. I can only imagine that. If there are a number of photos laid out on the table, and someone is pacing those on page after page that one could get mistakenly put on wrong page, and and as I said earlier this has happened numerous times in this particular yearbook, and I suspect that's what happened in. This case Saturday story was an about face from Northerns apology on Friday night for the decision. He made to appear in the photo. Even with a growing number of people calling for his resignation northern has decided against it. Newly unsealed documents about notorious Mexican drug Lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman contained witness claims that he had sex with minors. He referred to as vitamins the disturbing allegation. Guzman's lawyer denies comes as a jury is set to begin deliberations in his US drug traffic. Encase on Monday. Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard launched her twenty twenty democratic presidential campaign on Saturday. Correspondent are sends reports. The Iraq war veteran is expected to be a long shot in the race. She's also to apologize to the LGBT community. After a report came out that she had previously worked for an anti gay group. That had promoted conversion therapy as well as working to pass a measure that was against same sex marriage in Hawaii. Pope Francis has embarked on the first ever papal trip to the Arabian peninsula. The birthplace of Islam. The pontiff is building on two of his priorities with his Sunday through Tuesday, visit to the United Arab Emirates, promoting interfaith dialogue and visiting the Catholic peripheries. Well, the patriots are back in the Super Bowl for the third straight year later today looking for their six Lombardi trophy the Rams to pass to Super Bowl trips were representing St Louis that in two thousand and two thousand to.