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"bin" Discussed on Between The Lines

Between The Lines

03:47 min | 5 d ago

"bin" Discussed on Between The Lines

"It is unique because it allows us to be a fly on the wall if you like in the bin Laden household. And during those months, the family met every day, sometimes twice a day to discuss the events of the Arab Spring as they were preparing the northern public statement because he needed to respond to the events. And on the pages of his family notebook, we could really observe the dynamics in the household. We can virtually hear bin Laden soliciting the input of his family to his public statement, we can observe the dynamics that he had with his daughters, particularly sommelier, this is really vividly on display in the notebook. So Maya comes across as someone who did not hesitate to push her father to confront challenging issues. She often provided her own perspectives. And I'm not talking about live issues. For instance, at one point early on in the notebook, she was her father's attention to the fact that there's hardly any mention of Al-Qaeda in the news. And that's in relation to the Arab Spring. And we find bin Laden defensively responding well, I heard somebody did. But she goes on to comment also on the style of the public statement on the content and very challenging issues. Let's talk about the Arab Spring for a moment. Of course it was the last few months ultimately have been Adam's life. When he witnessed what was going on with the Arab Spring, what was going on with the First Nations to support those uprisings. Then what was his reaction do we know what were his hopes here after all was a kind of popular uprising that may well have chimed with some of his aspirations. You're right. I mean, initially, bin Laden rejoiced that error protesters brought down dictators that he and his organizations had been fighting for decades to defeat. But he was also challenged by the unpredictability of the situation, also because the protesters achieved through peaceful protests where he couldn't achieve through the Jihad was also another question mark. At some point, his daughter utterly points out to the father that in light of what's happening, we need to address him the relevance if she had, and your response, because some among the new generation are going to think that political change could occur through peaceful protests rather than Jihad. So it was a, it was mixed, his reaction was mixed. Can we just talk a little more about the raid itself? And I guess how we all know how that popular narrative has unfolded about what happened to bin Laden and how he was found. I mean, there's been a lot of speculation about how close his hiding place was to this elite Pakistani military academy. And suggestions that at some level the Pakistani government or at least the Pakistani intelligence services must have been complicit in the hiding of bin Laden. Did the papers reveal anything along those lines? Absolutely not. I mean, bin Laden went to great lengths to hide from the Pakistani authorities. The family was confined to the compound and adopted stringent security measures to avoid the authorities. For instance, the children were not allowed to step outside and play in the courtyard without an adult supervising them because they didn't want to draw attention to the fact that Arabs were living in the compound. And by the way, 9 out of the 16 people who lived in the bin Laden household were.

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Oh, rats! As New Yorkers emerge from pandemic, so do rodents

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 2 weeks ago

Oh, rats! As New Yorkers emerge from pandemic, so do rodents

"As as as as New New New New York York York York recovers recovers recovers recovers from from from from the the the the pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic so so so so are are are are the the the the city's city's city's city's rats rats rats rats in in in in numbers numbers numbers numbers that that that that health health health health department department department department data data data data suggest suggest suggest suggest could could could could be be be be the the the the highest highest highest highest in in in in at at at at least least least least a a a a decade decade decade decade so so so far far far this this this year year year people people people have have have called called called in in in what what what could could could be be be a a a record record record number number number of of of rat rat rat sightings sightings sightings some some some seven seven seven thousand thousand thousand four four four hundred hundred hundred that's that's that's nearly nearly nearly two two two thirds thirds thirds more more more than than than right right right before before before the the the start start start of of of the the the call call call the the the outbreak outbreak outbreak Richard Richard Richard Reynolds Reynolds Reynolds runs runs runs a a a group group group that that that uses uses uses dogs dogs dogs to to to hunt hunt hunt for for for rats rats rats what what what happened happened happened during during during the the the pandemic pandemic pandemic was was was that that that your your your restaurant restaurant restaurant shut shut shut down down down he he he says says says the the the pandemic pandemic pandemic force force force rodents rodents rodents to to to scrounge scrounge scrounge for for for food food food out out out in in in the the the open open open waiting waiting waiting outside outside outside guiding guiding guiding came came came along along along there there there was was was food food food again again again but but but you've you've you've got got got some some some hungry hungry hungry rats rats rats and and and they're they're they're going going going to to to come come come right right right up up up on on on your your your dinner dinner dinner table table table and and and get get get it it it as as as part part part of of of its its its war war war on on on the the the pesky pesky pesky Berman Berman Berman the the the city city city plans plans plans to to to install install install padlock padlock padlock garbage garbage garbage bins bins bins and and and sidewalks sidewalks sidewalks to to to drop drop drop the the the rodents rodents rodents back back back into into into the the the shadows shadows shadows barbecue barbecue barbecue no no no call call call upon upon upon New New New York York York

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Terror Attack Kills 3 in Israel

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:20 min | 2 weeks ago

Terror Attack Kills 3 in Israel

"The biggest story of the morning, the one that actually impacts most Americans has to do with the stock markets and investments. But I want to start by recognizing the sorrow and throughout Israel after terrorist attack leaves three young fathers dead leaving behind 16 children. The terrorists suspects are 19 and 20 year old Palestinians. And there's a statewide manhunt underway and you can read about it at times of Israel, but I want to focus on those 16 children. I've always thought that a young father's favorite holiday is the 4th of July and the United States because there's like nothing involved except grilling and driving to where the fireworks are, right? So Israel's 4th of July was yesterday. And at the close of it, these young dads, no doubt, accompanied by their families, were all attacked by axe wielding a knife wielding. Allegedly had gone, but they're not gunshot that are just below victims young dads. All of the three dead ones struggling for their life 16 children. And how do you get that much hate into a 19 and a 20 year old? I just don't know, but prayers for everyone in Israel and especially the families of these three victims. Have a cook, boaz goal, an Oren bin yifter.

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Dinesh D'Souza: '2000 Mules' Reports on Electrion Fraud in 5 States

Mark Levin

01:39 min | 3 weeks ago

Dinesh D'Souza: '2000 Mules' Reports on Electrion Fraud in 5 States

"What states are involved in this film where you have these meals Well we focus through the vote bought data in 5 states And not even for the whole state They bought the democratic urban areas in the states So it's Atlanta which encompasses about four counties And then on to Phoenix Maricopa County on to Detroit Michigan Milwaukee area of Wisconsin and finally the greater Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania This is where the 2020 election was decided And in each one of those instances there is video there is not video from all those states there's video from Georgia there's some video from Arizona There's some from Michigan in Wisconsin they were supposed to take video They said they would but they didn't But see that geo tracking evidence by itself is decisive and the reason mark is that all our cell phones have a unique and distinctive ID Now I can give my phone to my wife Debbie and maybe she's going to go from Dropbox to Dropbox But the fact that my cell phone was at that location is not open to dispute This exact same geo tracking was used to catch bin Laden It was used to arrest January 6th defendants It's used in law enforcement every single day If there's a murder in a park and it's completely dark and there's no cameras and nobody saw anything the cops will do geo tracking and say you know what there were 5 cell phones in that vicinity Let's figure out who those cell phones belong to Those are 5 suspects Let's start there So what I'm getting at is we're using a technology here that is completely familiar and used in

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Young hits floater with 4.4 left, Hawks beat Heat 111-110

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | Last month

Young hits floater with 4.4 left, Hawks beat Heat 111-110

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Turkey suspends trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi killing

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | Last month

Turkey suspends trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi killing

"A a a a Turkish Turkish Turkish Turkish court court court court has has has has suspended suspended suspended suspended the the the the trial trial trial trial in in in in absentia absentia absentia absentia of of of of twenty twenty twenty twenty six six six six Saudis Saudis Saudis Saudis accused accused accused accused in in in in the the the the gruesome gruesome gruesome gruesome killing killing killing killing of of of of Washington Washington Washington Washington post post post post columnist columnist columnist columnist Jamal Jamal Jamal Jamal Khashoggi Khashoggi Khashoggi Khashoggi ruling ruling ruling ruling that that that that the the the the case case case case be be be be transferred transferred transferred transferred to to to to Saudi Saudi Saudi Saudi Arabia Arabia Arabia Arabia the the the the decision decision decision decision comes comes comes comes despite despite despite despite warnings warnings warnings warnings from from from from human human human human rights rights rights rights groups groups groups groups the the the the turning turning turning turning the the the the case case case case over over over over to to to to the the the the kingdom kingdom kingdom kingdom would would would would lead lead lead lead to to to to a a a a cover cover cover cover up up up up of of of of the the the the killing killing killing killing which which which which is is is is because because because because the the the the suspicion suspicion suspicion suspicion on on on on Saudi Saudi Saudi Saudi crown crown crown crown prince prince prince prince Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed bin bin bin bin Salman Salman Salman Salman it it it it also also also also comes comes comes comes as as as as Turkey Turkey Turkey Turkey in in in in the the the the throes throes throes throes of of of of an an an an economic economic economic economic downturn downturn downturn downturn has has has has been been been been trying trying trying trying to to to to repair repair repair repair its its its its troubled troubled troubled troubled relationship relationship relationship relationship with with with with Saudi Saudi Saudi Saudi and and and and an an an an array array array array of of of of other other other other countries countries countries countries in in in in this this this this region region region region some some some some media media media media reports reports reports reports have have have have claimed claimed claimed claimed that that that that Riyadh Riyadh Riyadh Riyadh has has has has made made made made improved improved improved improved relations relations relations relations conditional conditional conditional conditional on on on on Turkey Turkey Turkey Turkey dropping dropping dropping dropping the the the the case case case case against against against against the the the the Saudis Saudis Saudis Saudis I'm I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles Charles Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor this this this this month month month month

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Twinkle Coat (MM #4029)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Twinkle Coat (MM #4029)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Yesterday I was talking about my wife's love for dipped ice cream cones. She also loves what's called twinkle coat. It's something that a lot of little ice cream stands had when I was growing up. I think tasty freeze had it. We've got friends back in Ohio. We had a little small one called bidden Jersey when we lived in the suburbs of Akron and they always had twinkle coat or crunch coat. They were just a good little mom and pop walk up ice cream stand. I do miss those these days. You don't see as many of them. But when it comes to twinkle coat, I've often wondered, what exactly is twinkle coat? When you dip that ice cream in that little bin of nuts or sprinkles or jimmies, if you prefer, I'm not quite sure because the one thing is, there's no exact answer about what twinkle coat is. Twinkle coat being different than crunch code, crunch coat being basically like chopped up peanuts for the most part. But they say with twinkle code, it could be peanuts. It could be peanut brittle, and then in some sprinkles, some jimmies, a mixture. I've seen some people that use like fruity pebble cereal crunched up and make that part of their twinkle coat. I don't go to one place over another because it's got better twinkle coat. Although I bet if I asked my wife, she has her preferences.

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Twinkle Coat (MM #4029)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Twinkle Coat (MM #4029)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Yesterday I was talking about my wife's love for dipped ice cream cones. She also loves what's called twinkle coat. It's something that a lot of little ice cream stands had when I was growing up. I think tasty freeze had it. We've got friends back in Ohio. We had a little small one called bidden Jersey when we lived in the suburbs of Akron and they always had twinkle coat or crunch coat. They were just a good little mom and pop walk up ice cream stand. I do miss those these days. You don't see as many of them. But when it comes to twinkle coat, I've often wondered, what exactly is twinkle coat? When you dip that ice cream in that little bin of nuts or sprinkles or jimmies, if you prefer, I'm not quite sure because the one thing is, there's no exact answer about what twinkle coat is. Twinkle coat being different than crunch code, crunch coat being basically like chopped up peanuts for the most part. But they say with twinkle code, it could be peanuts. It could be peanut brittle, and then in some sprinkles, some jimmies, a mixture. I've seen some people that use like fruity pebble cereal crunched up and make that part of their twinkle coat. I don't go to one place over another because it's got better twinkle coat. Although I bet if I asked my wife, she has her preferences.

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Twinkle Coat (MM #4029)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Twinkle Coat (MM #4029)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Yesterday I was talking about my wife's love for dipped ice cream cones. She also loves what's called twinkle coat. It's something that a lot of little ice cream stands had when I was growing up. I think tasty freeze had it. We've got friends back in Ohio. We had a little small one called bidden Jersey when we lived in the suburbs of Akron and they always had twinkle coat or crunch coat. They were just a good little mom and pop walk up ice cream stand. I do miss those these days. You don't see as many of them. But when it comes to twinkle coat, I've often wondered, what exactly is twinkle coat? When you dip that ice cream in that little bin of nuts or sprinkles or jimmies, if you prefer, I'm not quite sure because the one thing is, there's no exact answer about what twinkle coat is. Twinkle coat being different than crunch code, crunch coat being basically like chopped up peanuts for the most part. But they say with twinkle code, it could be peanuts. It could be peanut brittle, and then in some sprinkles, some jimmies, a mixture. I've seen some people that use like fruity pebble cereal crunched up and make that part of their twinkle coat. I don't go to one place over another because it's got better twinkle coat. Although I bet if I asked my wife, she has her preferences.

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Twinkle Coat (MM #4029)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Twinkle Coat (MM #4029)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Yesterday I was talking about my wife's love for dipped ice cream cones. She also loves what's called twinkle coat. It's something that a lot of little ice cream stands had when I was growing up. I think tasty freeze had it. We've got friends back in Ohio. We had a little small one called bidden Jersey when we lived in the suburbs of Akron and they always had twinkle coat or crunch coat. They were just a good little mom and pop walk up ice cream stand. I do miss those these days. You don't see as many of them. But when it comes to twinkle coat, I've often wondered, what exactly is twinkle coat? When you dip that ice cream in that little bin of nuts or sprinkles or jimmies, if you prefer, I'm not quite sure because the one thing is, there's no exact answer about what twinkle coat is. Twinkle coat being different than crunch code, crunch coat being basically like chopped up peanuts for the most part. But they say with twinkle code, it could be peanuts. It could be peanut brittle, and then in some sprinkles, some jimmies, a mixture. I've seen some people that use like fruity pebble cereal crunched up and make that part of their twinkle coat. I don't go to one place over another because it's got better twinkle coat. Although I bet if I asked my wife, she has her preferences.

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Trash Day (MM #3987)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 months ago

Trash Day (MM #3987)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason now normally for us, trash day is Mondays. So on Sunday Night we put out the garbage can. They're supposed to pick it up sometime Monday. It used to be 9 ten, 11 o'clock in the morning. Now sometimes two, three, 4 o'clock in the afternoon, or not even on trash day. We have a problem with trash collection here in Nashville. It's one of the companies that we've hired out. We don't have our own trash collection service here in Nashville. We subcontracted. Well, they're having a problem. Of course they're saying it's a labor problem. They don't have enough people to drive, but how many people do you encounter on a trash route? Or you need somebody to drive the truck and they don't even get out of the truck, they just have one of those mechanical arms that grab the trash bin and put it in the back of the truck. I know it's not that bad here. Like last week it was supposed to be picked up on Monday. And I think they finally showed up on Thursday or Friday. I don't remember which day it was. In Fort Wayne, I've got friends who live there and they're sometimes weeks in arrears from their trash collection. From what I understand it may actually be the same company, which is sort of regional sort of not good. They obviously have some problems. We'll see what happens tomorrow with trash collection. But I have a feeling we could be waiting a few days.

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Trash Day (MM #3987)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 months ago

Trash Day (MM #3987)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason now normally for us, trash day is Mondays. So on Sunday Night we put out the garbage can. They're supposed to pick it up sometime Monday. It used to be 9 ten, 11 o'clock in the morning. Now sometimes two, three, 4 o'clock in the afternoon, or not even on trash day. We have a problem with trash collection here in Nashville. It's one of the companies that we've hired out. We don't have our own trash collection service here in Nashville. We subcontracted. Well, they're having a problem. Of course they're saying it's a labor problem. They don't have enough people to drive, but how many people do you encounter on a trash route? Or you need somebody to drive the truck and they don't even get out of the truck, they just have one of those mechanical arms that grab the trash bin and put it in the back of the truck. I know it's not that bad here. Like last week it was supposed to be picked up on Monday. And I think they finally showed up on Thursday or Friday. I don't remember which day it was. In Fort Wayne, I've got friends who live there and they're sometimes weeks in arrears from their trash collection. From what I understand it may actually be the same company, which is sort of regional sort of not good. They obviously have some problems. We'll see what happens tomorrow with trash collection. But I have a feeling we could be waiting a few days.

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Trash Day (MM #3987)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 months ago

Trash Day (MM #3987)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason now normally for us, trash day is Mondays. So on Sunday Night we put out the garbage can. They're supposed to pick it up sometime Monday. It used to be 9 ten, 11 o'clock in the morning. Now sometimes two, three, 4 o'clock in the afternoon, or not even on trash day. We have a problem with trash collection here in Nashville. It's one of the companies that we've hired out. We don't have our own trash collection service here in Nashville. We subcontracted. Well, they're having a problem. Of course they're saying it's a labor problem. They don't have enough people to drive, but how many people do you encounter on a trash route? Or you need somebody to drive the truck and they don't even get out of the truck, they just have one of those mechanical arms that grab the trash bin and put it in the back of the truck. I know it's not that bad here. Like last week it was supposed to be picked up on Monday. And I think they finally showed up on Thursday or Friday. I don't remember which day it was. In Fort Wayne, I've got friends who live there and they're sometimes weeks in arrears from their trash collection. From what I understand it may actually be the same company, which is sort of regional sort of not good. They obviously have some problems. We'll see what happens tomorrow with trash collection. But I have a feeling we could be waiting a few days.

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The Russian Bear Is on the Prowl

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:56 min | 4 months ago

The Russian Bear Is on the Prowl

"There's a bear on the prowl in the Ukraine and it's the Russian bear. I was curious about this notion of the bear, symbolizing Russia, and apparently that goes back to the 16th century. It's something that predates communism. It continued that symbol during communism and in fact it represents also the Russian Federation now. Now you know that things are heating up, not just because the Russians have sent close to a 100,000 troops toward the re Ukraine border. They have done some you've seen, I've actually seen some video of Russian military jets landing at airfields at the Ukraine border. And perhaps the most troubling here's the New York Post U.S. embassy families to evacuate Ukraine as Russia tensions rise. They say that when there's a storm coming like the rats all go underground because they sort of know it's coming well. You can tell when the embassy is being cleared out. I mean, how familiar is this? And to me, it raises larger problems here. This is, yes, it's about the Ukraine. But it's also about China and Taiwan. It's also about the fact that when Democrats come to power, the world always seems to become a more dangerous place. I mean, think back, Jimmy Carter, the fall of Iran, think of Bill Clinton and the emboldening of bin Laden and the plotting of 9 11, not to mention the Arab Spring, which of course came later, but was in a sense motivated by the lassitude of the Clinton years. And then, and then under Obama, all kinds of chaos and all kinds of places. And now, of course,

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Rep. Brad Wenstrup on Leaving Americans and Equipment Behind in Afghanistan

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:57 min | 5 months ago

Rep. Brad Wenstrup on Leaving Americans and Equipment Behind in Afghanistan

"Here's the most amazing thing. When we were doing this, we were not considering the notion that we would leave Americans behind. That we would leave our equipment behind. It goes against every grain of military training you would ever get and I know you know this, that you don't leave soldiers behind and if you have to leave equipment behind you destroy it. So it can't be used by just think of the operation that got bin Laden. They had a helicopter that went bad. They destroyed that helicopter. That's the routine. So where do we go wrong? Where do we go from this hurt? This still hurts. This still hurts badly, and we're still trying to aid any way we possibly can and getting U.S. people out. And those that helped us. We have phone calls coming to our office. Where people, what would be SIVs, especially Visa applicants, from Afghanistan, calling military members who sell number, they still have. And saying, please get me out. I heard one that was so heart wrenching. He goes, they just took out the boy next door and killed him. You know? And we're hiding. Somebody please help me. You know, we left data around. They were able to start texting the interpreters and saying, we know who you are, turn yourself in. I mean, this was a debacle at its worst. And I think America needs to know it and remember it and then to lose the 13 there at the end of August, was extremely sad, unbelievable. You know, our military, we all say send me, don't we? You know? Heroin, you know, we're like, what do you make? What do you mean there's people there? Send me, send me. Well, that doesn't mean much if you're not sent. And that was the situation that we found ourselves

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Balanced Suns cruise past Wizards, tie Warriors for NBA lead

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 5 months ago

Balanced Suns cruise past Wizards, tie Warriors for NBA lead

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California Food Recycling-Food Intro and Wrap

AP News Radio

00:59 sec | 6 months ago

California Food Recycling-Food Intro and Wrap

"A a mandatory mandatory food food recycling recycling program program takes takes effect effect starting starting next next month month in in California California it it means means things things like like leftover leftover veggies veggies banana banana peels peels and and chicken chicken bones bones won't won't be be allowed allowed in in most most trash trash bins bins in in California California homeowner homeowner joy joy Kleinberg Kleinberg says says it it will will take take some some getting getting used used to to but but it's it's really really easy easy I I mean mean all all your your changing changing is is where where you're you're throwing throwing things things it's it's just just another another band band that's that's bang bang with with the the food food loss loss and and waste waste collaborative collaborative at at UC UC Davis Davis says says the the goal goal is is to to turn turn food food scraps scraps into into compost compost or or energy energy methane methane is is released released to to me me put put organic organic waste waste into into landfill landfill so so that's that's the the portion portion that that I'm I'm looking looking at at because because a a lot lot of of the the organic organic way way so so we we put put in in landfills landfills is is actually actually food food waste waste in in yolo yolo county county California California waste waste management management director director remain remain Yazdani Yazdani says says the the recycle recycle food food will will be be marketing marketing used used as as compost compost please please just just all all bury bury and and forget forget about about it it we're we're actually actually taking taking responsibility responsibility and and not not leaving leaving it it for for the the next next generation generation to to do do something something but but major major cities cities in in California California like like Los Los Angeles Angeles won't won't have have their their programs programs ready ready to to go go by by January January I'm I'm at at Donahue Donahue

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"bin" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

04:58 min | 6 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

"A kind of partial embrace of some aspects of the rebelliousness of some of these figures, some of the time by some people under certain conditions. Well, the terrifying thing to me. So yeah, there is a longing in the human heart to belong to a group and a charismatic leader somehow especially when you're young, just the catalyst for all of that. I tend to think that perhaps it's actually hard to be Hitler. So a leader still charismatic that he can rile a nation to war. And bin Laden, perhaps we're lucky, was not sufficiently charismatic. I feel like if his writing was better if his speeches were better, if his ideas were stronger, but more viral. And then there would be more people kind of young people uniting around him. So it's almost like accidents of history have just how much charisma. How much charisma particular evil person has? I think it's fair. Evil works I think. Do you think bin Laden is evil? Oh, yeah. Yeah, I mean, he was a mass murderer. I'm just saying that his ideas were more complex than we've tended to acknowledge. They had they have a wider potential resonance than we would acknowledge. And also, I guess what I'm just one fundamental point is that thinking about the complexity of bin Laden is also a way of removing him from Islam. He is not an Islamic thinker. He is a cosmopolitan thinker who plays and all kinds of modern ideologies, which have proven to mobilize people in the past. So anti semitism populism environmentalism. And the urging to do something about humanity, do something about suffering. That's why I think the actual ask about what motivates people to do this kind of stuff. I think that's why if one goes below the level of leadership, and this is being reported if you look at the trial ongoing Alan Paris of the buttock murders, I think. The court allowed some discussion of the backgrounds of the accused. And they come from different backgrounds, but if there's any common bond, it's kind of had some background in petty crime. Famously, in the 7 7 bombings in London, the police, UK authorities looked at all those guys. And what people want is this idea that they must be very pious. They must be super Islamic to do this kind of stuff. They must be fanatical true believers. But what they found with those guys was that.

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Spanish volcano still packs a punch 5 days after eruption

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Spanish volcano still packs a punch 5 days after eruption

"Five days since it first erupted okay don't Spain's Canary Islands is still going strong the eruption on the island captrust financial is the active volcano produced loud explosions a huge ash cloud and cracked open any fish at that speed out little to Nava the emergency services managed to evacuate schools of people from three villages as seven thousand people have already had to leave their homes the prompt evacuations are credited with helping avoid casualties regional airline bins had temporarily halted flights to two huge ash cloud that rose almost four miles into the sky two men love a place about thirty three feet high have been destroying ordered now waking creating houses and farmland and infrastructure so far almost four hundred buildings have been destroyed on the island which is home to eighty five thousand people I'm Karen Thomas

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Author Joel Rosenberg Describes His Latest Book 'Enemies and Allies'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:01 min | 8 months ago

Author Joel Rosenberg Describes His Latest Book 'Enemies and Allies'

"Rosenberg. Welcome to the program. Thanks bob it's great to be with you. Oh eric trish. I even heard of you. I've heard of you in fact i've had you on the program many times. You have so many new york times. Bestsellers that i. I laugh because to somebody who i don't know. I think i have five officially but i thought you have written so many books and your books do so well and you now have another book so before we get into current events. 'cause i wanna talk about the middle east. Sure i'm tell us about the new book. Because it's i know it's it's the new book. Well what's interesting about this book. Enemies and allies is. It's the first book. It's the only book that really takes you inside the middle east twenty years after the horrific events of nine eleven to to assess. Where are we today right. Who our enemies today. Because they've changed and who our allies today. They've also changed but what makes us book. Distinctive is not just that. I'm sort of analyzing it from my own vantage point. But i'm taking the readers inside the palaces and the presidential compounds in every major american ally in the middle east. You're sitting with prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu you're sitting with israeli president ruby. Rivlin you're sitting with. Israel's defense minster by you're also sitting as i take you with me into riyadh saudi arabia and you're meeting mohammed bin salman most consequential and i think the most controversial leader in the arab world and presidency in egypt and king of jordan and the leaders of the united arab emirates and bahrain. This there is no book. Might this that has allowed you to sit there and listen to these leaders. What are they think are the worst threats facing not only the united states but them how do they how are they changing their societies because there are massive changes. So that's what makes us book interesting and for me fascinating to live it over the last few

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"bin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

06:41 min | 9 months ago

"bin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"From western pakistan to eastern pakistan. Now anyone who is involved in planning that attack on the indian parliament knew that at a minimum that would happen a maximum. It might have started a war between india and pakistan and one of the most interesting unresolved questions yves talks about it. But he doesn't have the answer. I don't have the answer either. Is who made that happen. Who came up with that decision. And what role did osama bin laden play that. Sorry to disappoint you. the answer. That question is not in this book. It's probably in the archives of the isi and those are planned to be open to the world sometime. Well actually. there is no plan to ever open simpler. Let's step back from this for a minute. Because i think one of the interesting things you do at the end of the book is contrast president bush's handling of this operation in tora bora in two thousand one with president obama's handling of the raid to go after osama bin laden in two thousand eleven. And just quote what you say. Ultimately the manner in which george w bush and barack obama interacted with their military subordinates shaped the outcomes of their operations to kill or capture osama bin laden president bush's and secretary rumsfeld's absent role in the battle of tora. Bora insured bin. Laden's escape will president obama's active involvement in the book about raid prevented the operation from going iraq. Say a little more about contrasting styles and what president obama did. The president. Bush didn't do share. I do want to point out initially that these are very different. Circumstances nation was at war in a moment of crisis in nine eleven and at tora bora that was not the same case in two thousand eleven. And planning the raid. They're different circumstances but what brings them together is. Both presidents had an opportunity to go. After bin laden there was a level of uncertainty and both had to deal with the military and going forward. I mentioned a little bit already. That president bush and secretary rumsfeld were not engage at all at what was going on tora bora in contrast when you look at the way. President obama handles the military. He had a level of active active involvement. That really got out down into practically every detail as you may know when the abbad rate occurred at the two helicopters were moving towards the compound. The first one went down and it actually crashed at to crash. Land was disabled. while during the planning process. President obama looked at the resources dedicated for the battle. And he said i'm sorry. This is not enough. We don't have enough individuals to allow the seals to battle the way out of pakistan. If they have to. And we don't have enough resources in case something goes wrong. So he specified that up to four additional helicopters. Were to go on the raid to landed in the middle of nowhere and pakistan's at a riverbed and waited too on the afghan side. That first helicopter went down. The other one was ready to go came over immediately. It's about a. I think a ninety minute flight. I'm sorry maybe forty five minute flight about about it took the pakistani military much less than that time to respond to the the downed aircraft message. So had there not been those those helicopters there we have been looking at a major international incident where navy seals were battling pakistani military forces. They could have been an extraordinarily different difficult circumstance and because president obama really got down in the details we can say the operation went off without a major hitch. I do want to say so that this can be looked at really politically. And i don't mean for it to be that case. Because president obama or president bush really felt filled his role and stepped into it. As you got more involved into his into his presidency. If you look at the way that he handled the surge in two thousand six in two thousand seven he listened to the military advice and he overruled them and so he did get down into the details. He did examine the information necessary. And i think he did the right thing so. I hope that it's not considered a political comparison. Because it's just two different instances in time where they're both going after bin laden underscore that point. This is this is not an advertisement for the dnc and after president obama's now running again so it'd be a waste of the dnc. He's tired what it is trying to do. Is take a look at leadership role of leadership and the lessons that we can learn from all of this to be fair to the bush administration. They were responding to an extraordinary event. The attack of nine eleven which created a sense of panic in the united states. They nervous breakdown if you wanted to. There was a sense that any moment there could be another attack on the united states of america. President obama in two thousand eleven was in a very different place. There wasn't a sense of imminent threat to the united states homeland and he had the opportunity to spend as much time as he wanted to before he decided to send in the seals. If he'd wanted to wait another month he there was. Nobody was no pressure coming from the outside world because none of us knew what he and his inner circle knew that they had a reasonable belief that they'd found a lot so accepting these differences. I think that the other big question. That i just want to close my part of this interview with you is. What are the lessons learned if you look at two thousand one. A failure of the counter terrorism mission. What lessons can we learn from out about future counterterrorism missions and future military operations and intelligence operations like this show actually like to go back to point and very quickly before i address it. One of my professors who i consider close mentor wasn't a high level position during this time in two thousand and one and he was at the nine eleven site a couple of weeks later with vice president. Cheney and he gets a call from stephen hadley who was the deputy national security advisor saying that the biotoxin detectors in the white house had gone off and apparently it was botulinum and in twenty four hours. Everybody in the white house would be dead if it was an actual attack so he had to go over while at the nine eleven site. That is still smoldering and tell the vice president that and begin to plan for the chain of succession then..

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:22 min | 9 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"How did he play hidden in creating his image. At the height of the of the war against the soviets the might have been three hundred. Arab circled afghan arabs on the battlefield. Meanwhile the you know somewhere between one hundred seventy five thousand to two hundred and fifty thousand afghans at any moment fighting the soviet. So the arabs. Virtually no impact on in any you know strategically or even operationally on the war in afghanistan. But in bouma's mind. There is no doubt that he himself fought with almost suicidal bravery against the soviets in nineteen eighty seven. He and Some of his kind of follow us set up a military camp quite near a soviet base and they fought for two or three weeks against soviet special up special forces But you know bin laden setup this military camp you didn't have any strategic impact when the war the afghans don't really need help with fighting but imbalanced mind the his arabs. The people his follows helped defeat a superpower. I think this was absolutely delusional One of many delusions he had but it was a delusion that he felt very strongly and wish ed by others. Because you know. John lewis came to cover bin laden including Jamal kashogi who of course was quoted by the saudis in two thousand eighteen in istanbul. But jamal kashogi was the first mainstream journalists to cover bin laden and wrote a pretty low masterpiece and our big annan english documenting bin laden and his efforts and bear in mind that there are several thousand members of the saudi royal family. None of whom were fighting in afghanistan here is bin laden a member of a prominent a saudi family fighting himself personally against the soviet some recruiting people to fight against this and so it was kind of a heroic story and there's no doubt that dan lavin four with some bravery but what affected it have on the larger war. The answer is virtually nothing. You're right that he formed al qaeda there actually documents that show this. I guess in nineteen eighty eight Moves to sedan and operates there and eventually is forced to leave because he's creating problems with the saudi regime and they They exert pressure to get to force him to leave. He relocates in afghanistan and in this period. He's angry about american troops intervening after the iraqi invasion of kuwait. He doesn't like to see all these american troops in muslim countries and he begins planning mass attacks that will kill large numbers of civilians. Do we know why he chose that. Approach the why questions are very difficult in history. Why bin laden went down the path. He did i. I i try and explain to the reader. How did he get that. Because i think how is is perhaps more clear way of explaining it. So i i think there was nothing inevitable about how bin laden this shy religious teenager then becomes the leader of a group dedicated a mass motor..

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:20 min | 9 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"He was extremely americanized As we're of so many members of the family and in this photo. I think the reason. I included it. Was you know older women that are not covered guys girl girls kind of nineteen seventy hippies kind of outfits on i think it just shows that you know what you know. One of the interesting puzzles is bin. Laden had fifty four siblings. None of chose the path that bin laden did And so we have one of the questions. I'm trying to answer the book is. Why did you go down this path. This photo i think is kind of an interesting Kind of counterpoint. Which shows that. Nothing's inevitable In any of our lives none of the twenty two siblings who are in this picture of osama bin laden Yeah none of them chose the life of jihad and in fact the quarter of bin laden. The siblings were educated in the united states. They owed the money that fortune in many ways to the marriage of convenience between the united states and the saudi kingdom. Which is you know based on the oil business Most of the family. Were you know donald roll anti-american. Yeah it's fascinating that the kids in this picture they got bell-bottoms and sideburns and all this stuff Osama bin laden worked for the family construction company allowed you described that he would actually dr bull bulldozers. Do we know why he turned so resolutely towards religion. That's a puzzle. And i mean i try not to do too much char psychology in the book. Because you know. I'm not a psychologist. And i interested in how How long got to where he became Answering the why is kind of a more complex question. But in his own account to his family he said the death of his father turned him made it more religious. His father died when he was ten in this in a plane crash Bin laden told his family members that he began studying the koran at a certain point he memorized the entire koran which is quite a feat. A memorizer six thousand sofas in the koran so i sort of take bin laden at his own You know the count but he told his family take that at face value by the time he's a teenager you know he's faceting Twice a week he's An extra set of prize that is not required and you know required in the koran when he brings his buddies over to see you know to to play the chant songs about palestine sort of typical kind of you know behavior. Uc and a teenager. So i think the death of his maybe more religious and He kept going on dom path. The russian invasion of afghanistan was clearly a transformative event. In in his life. He would have been in his early twenties then and he had money right. He had his share of the family inheritance and so he spent a lot of it assisting the afghan resistance forces Eventually goes there and becomes a military leader himself. You want to organize you know arabs. Who are motivated to come in. And drive the russians out of afghanistan into a military force and of course most of those who were fighting the soviets in afghanistan were not arabs. They were you know. Pashtoon speaking afghans. I guess What kind of impact did did bin laden have as a military leader in afghanistan. And how did he spend it..

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:33 min | 9 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"He reminded me a little bit of hitler. You're moving around these divisions at the end of world war two. that didn't exist. We need to take a break here. Let me reintroduce it. We are speaking with peter. Bergen his new book is the rise and fall of osama bin laden will continue our conversation in just a moment. This is fresh air. This is fresh air and our guest. Is peter bergen. He's journalist and author. Who's written several books about al-qaeda and other jihadist movements. His new book is a biography of osama bin laden called the rise and fall of osama bin laden. You write about his early life and this is interesting stuff. I mean he came from a wealthy family The money was from this construction company that his father founded he became a close friend of the saudi royal family and they became enormously rich. What kind of relationship. That osama bin laden half with his two parents well with his father mohammad bin laden founded this you know basically came to saudi arabia in one thousand nine hundred ninety just before you know this huge gosh of petrodollars landed on the kingdom and yeah. He adeptly kind of took advantage of that but to become the largest construction magnet in in the saudi kingdom bin. Laden's relationship with his father. Was i think virtually non-existent. I mean this is a bin laden. Had fifty four siblings And bin laden's father married his his mother in in syria when she was a teenager he was the belongs. Father was around fifty when they go married And build on soil his father. It looks like he only met with his the five times in his entire life. His father died When bin laden was ten bin laden appears had only one one one meeting with his father. So you know. The parents divorced when bin laden was only two so his his his relationship with his father was nonexistent really but he did believe that he was kind of a filling an important mission his father his father supposedly said that one of his songs would sort of fight jihad holy war and bin laden felt that he was kind of fulfilling his father's wishes his relationship with his mother was very warm You know he we kiss her hands he would make small talk with our complimentary like on a cooking always remained very very close to her. Even when he was on the ron in sudan and afghanistan in the nineties he would communicate with her to extend that he could so hit very warm relationship with his mother so he grew up in this family that had enormous wealth. And you know some wealthy missed. Middle eastern families would send their children to be educated in western countries Many of the united states and many were known for a very lavish lifestyle. There's a photo you have in the book. It's really this remarkable photo of. I guess maybe twenty or so members of the bin laden family on vacation in sweden in nineteen seventy one. You want to describe this photo and you included it. This is a pretty well known photo. All the bin laden family on vacation. I think there were twenty three bin laden siblings in the picture one of whom maybe osama bin laden there's some debate about it But the launch point is is that salem bin laden who took over the family the oldest brother took over the family business when his father mohammed bin laden died In a plane crash You know he was a very westernized Guy he People would a house in orlando kind of state. He basically Play the guitar play. Where have all the flowers gone on these kinds of nineteen sixties hits so..

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:56 min | 9 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"What is your research say. I mean it's hard to prove negatives. But i mean as far as i can tell something no evidence for for for that view Bin laden was hiding from people on the living with him. On the compound he was extremely paranoid. There was no reason for him to inform somebody in the pakistani government about where he was in fact al qaeda a very hostile view of the pakistani government. was pining military operations against Pakistani targets bin laden in the four hundred and seventy thousand files that have been released publicly from about about There is simply no evidence that bin laden was being protected by pakistani officials was in communication with pakistani officials That pakistani officials new walls. So the reason. I think this view Arises is you know he was living. Relative quests close to the pakistan's equivalent of west point and so people sort of say well the pakistani must've known but in fact they were befuddled by The fact that he was living in about a bodice as anybody else and in fact the united states was listening. In on pakistani communications the night of bin laden was died and pakistani leaders. Were clearly kind of sort of finding the situation very strange and didn't understand what was going on. So there's no evidence that bin laden was being protected by pakistani officials. it's a widespread view But that doesn't mean it's true you know the months before of bin laden's death in twenty eleven was the beginning of the arab spring. I mean this outburst of democratic aspiration and activity how did bin laden regard these developments. You know with a great excitement. He wrote one of his top deputies. This is probably the most important development in the middle east in the centuries but he was also perplexed about what to do about these great events because he was cognizant of the fact that the protests is you know in the streets of cairo or in streets of tunisia when waving banners bin laden demanding taliban-style theocracies. They were demanding kind of universal. Human rights the rights to assembly free speech Do not live under an authoritarian. Corrupt government So you know bin laden really was kind of thinking through about. How do i respond to this. Well how can i position myself to be relevant. What can i say about it. And in fact the spring by the time bin laden it starts really. You know in january of two thousand eleven. He's killed in may of two thousand eleven you know..

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:09 min | 9 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Bin laden For all his many vices and all the evil that he Death and destruction that he calls he was something of a family man and he wanted to have family around him And in fact the folks of the cia who really tracking bin laden even the best. You know the fact that he this mysterious group of people who are living in this compound seemed to include many family members for them. That was towel that it might well be bin laden because bin laden had always had at least Three or four wives with him at any given moment despite the fact that you know even when he was living in exile in sudan in the nineties and then in afghanistan and in the five years before nine eleven He was surrounded by family members. Despite the risks of even even before nine eleven he was very much wanted by the united states so he had this You know. Sort of significant entourage. I mean it's understating it to say he was security conscious What kind of restrictions did he impose on. All these wives grandchildren bodyguards. Their their their families. Interesting it was a it was a prison of his. Oh making and he was the chief warden in his sound son he himself. The was extremely careful about what he did. He would walk around the garden With a cowboy hat on so that nobody could recognize him if there was a satellite overhead yet a healthy respect for american spy capabilities. And you know. His family members went out leaving the compound. He never left the compound if in fact he was hiding to such a degree that one of the bodyguards wives wasn't aware that it was osama bin laden living amongst them even though she was living on the same compound and one time bin laden appeared on tv and One of the daughters nine year old daughters of the bodyguard asked you know kind of. Isn't that the guy who's living here And at that point the body..

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:50 min | 10 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Here's dave when navy seals shot osama bin laden in that two thousand eleven raid in pakistan to confirm his identity that compared his face to one in photos they were carrying and they noticed a discrepancy. The osama in the photos had a greybeard the beard on the man before them was jet black the reason bin laden had been using just for men hair dye. That's one of the details. You'll find a new book about bin laden by our guest. Peter bergen as we approach the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks. Bergen is publishing a biography of the founder of al qaida. Bergen has spent much of his career reporting on al qaeda in the global jihadist movement in nineteen ninety seven. He travelled to afghanistan for cnn to produce the first television interview of bin laden. He's published six previous books including several about al qaeda and he was the only journalist to get inside bin. Laden's compound after the us raid before it was demolished. His new book is based in part on material seized in the raid on on hundreds of interviews including conversations with a dozen of bin laden's inner circle. Bergen writes in the new book that he wanted to understand why bin laden created an organization dedicated to the mass murder of civilians. Peter bergen is still a national security analyst for cnn. He's also vice president for global studies fouls at the think tank new america. And he's a professor at arizona state university where he co directs the center on the future of war. His new book is the rise and fall of osama bin laden. Will peter bergen. Welcome back to fresh air. You've written so much about osama bin laden. What kind of new source material were you able to draw on this new research. Well a key tool this was it was only in late. Two thousand seventeen. The trump administration released the four hundred. Seventy thousand files were about about pakistan included in which was Something that was described by the cia. As bin laden's journal it turned out to be something slightly different It's also handwritten in arabic. It was the kind of a family journal that the bin laden family kept essentially in the law. Several weeks of bin laden's life and it's kind of good window into you know both what he was thinking of the time and also what. His two older wives were thinking and his and his adult children because they basically were kind of perplexed about what to do about the events of the arab spring which bin laden well understood as the most important event you're in the middle east arguably in centuries was his own view of it And yet you know his ideas. His followers were were absent in in. At least the you know the first several months of the arab spring right yet. There's a lot of fascinating material here about those last months before the us raid in pakistan At this compound where bin laden was was hiding you know he was. I guess the most haunted man on earth at that point and he had a lot of people living with him. How many who were they. Well the total was twenty seven Sixteen of his own family and eleven yet two bodyguards and their families. So you know typically when we think of a fugitive we don't think of a fugitive taking Three wives and dozen kids and grandkids with them bin laden. You know one of the teams. The book has bin laden For his many vices and y'all the evil that he an indefinite destruction that he calls he was something of a family man and he wanted to have his family around him. And in fact the folks of the cia who really tracking bin laden do the best. You know the fact that he this mysterious group of people who are living in this compound Seemed to include many family members. You know for them. That was a towel that it might..

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:57 min | 10 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Bergen a journalist and author who's written several books about al qaeda and other jihadist movements. His new book based in part on material seized in the raid in which osama bin laden was killed is the rise in fall of osama bin laden. You're right about his early life and this is interesting stuff. i mean. He came from a wealthy family The money was from this construction company that his father founded he became a close friend of the saudi royal family and they became enormously rich. What kind of relationship that. Osama bin laden have with his two parents well with his father mohammad bin laden who founded this basically came to saudi arabia in one thousand nine hundred thirty just before you know this huge gosh of petrodollars landed on the kingdom and yeah he adeptly kind of took advantage of that but to become the largest construction magnet in in the saudi kingdom bin laden's relationship with his father. Was i think virtually nonexistent. I mean this is a you know. Bin laden had Fifty four siblings And bin laden's father married his his mother in syria when she was a teenager he was the bin laden. Father was around fifty when married And belonged batty soil. His father it looks like he only met with his five times in his entire life. His father died When bin laden was ten bin laden appears to have had only won one on one meeting with his father so you know the parents divorced when bin laden was only two so his his his relationship with his father was nonexistent really but he did believe that he was kind of a filling an important mission of his father. His father supposedly said one of his sons would sort of fight jihad holy war and bin laden that he was kind of fulfilling his father's wishes his relationship with his mother was very warm He would kiss our hands. He would make small talk with a complimentary unlike like cooking. Fuel always remain very very close to her even when he was on the run and sudan afghanistan in the nineties. he He would communicate with her extent that he could so he had a very warm relationship with his with his mother.

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:14 min | 10 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"So i mean he he had a bunch of delusions they started with kind of what the american reaction would be to nine eleven They continued with when he was on the wrong about you know. Basically he believed that al qaeda would be able to mountain other attack on the united states. He was very hopeful about this and You know he seemed not to understand that. Al qaeda basically being largely decimated in the media off nine eleven. I quote one of his longtime associates in the book. Who says that. All the one thousand nine hundred arab fighters who are living in afghanistan. A time of nine eleven sixteen sixteen hundred of them were killed or captured in the immediate often. Off the nine eleven attacks there was other people in al-qaeda understand understood that the nine eleven attacks had been sort of account makasi mission for al-qaeda and bin laden was telling them you need you need to kill president barack obama will kill general david portrayals or don't although vice them vice president joe biden because he's not prepared to be president but he was sort of inciting them to do these attacks and who's going to do that I quote john. James clapper who was the director of national intelligence. The time of bin laden's death who said you know. He reminded me a little bit of hitler. You're moving around these divisions at the end of two didn't exist. There's little view. That's i guess somewhat widely held that the pakistanis must have known where bin laden was and must have been hiding him or assisting in deciding. We're turning a blind eye would is your research. Say i mean it's hard to prove negatives but as far as i can tell this is simply no evidence for for for that view bin laden was hiding from people on the were living with him. On the compound. He was extremely paranoid. There was no reason for him to inform somebody in the pakistani government about where he was in fact. Al-qaeda took a very hostile view of the pakistani government Planning military operations against pakistani targets bin laden in the four hundred seventy thousand files that have been released publicly from about about There is simply no evidence that bin laden was being protected by pakistani officials was in communication with pakistani officials That pakistani officials knew where he was So the reason. I think this view Arises is you know he was living relative close close to the pakistan's equivalent of west point and so people sort of say well the pakistani must've known but in fact they were befuddled by The fact that he was living in about a bodice as anybody else and in fact the united states was listening. In on pakistani communications the night of bin laden was died and pakistani leaders. Were clearly kind of sort of finding the situation very strange and didn't understand what was going on. So there's no evidence that bin laden was being protected by pakistani officials. it's a widespread view But that doesn't mean it's true. We need to take a break here. Let me reintroduce you again. We are speaking with peter. Bergen he's an author and journalist who spent years studying al-qaeda and other jihadist movements. His new book is a biography of bin laden. It's called the rise and fall of osama bin laden..

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:52 min | 10 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"So bin laden was hiding from people on his own compound. These two guys that were working there are sometimes described as bodyguards. They were really much more than that. Right yeah i mean you know. Bin laden didn't treat them particularly well. One of the interesting things that comes out of these documents is how how angry. They were about You know basically. They were being paid one hundred dollars a month. In in currency bin laden always always been something of a miser and they were taking these an almost risks looking after the two worlds most wanted man and his family members and they were very concerned they were concerned that they would be found. They were telling bin laden. He couldn't bring additional family members into the compound. His third wife who'd been living under house arrest in iran showed up and bodyguards. Said they wouldn't go and pick her up and bring her into the compound in the end. She appeared I'd the compound against Sort of the the better judgement of the bodyguards and bin laden was at one point. She wrote a formal letter. Two bodyguards on january fifteenth. Two thousand eleven few months before he was killed. Saying you know. I understand that. Our disagreements become so profound that even though you live on the same compound. I'm writing you this letter to kind of acknowledge what we've agreed which is You know let me find new protectors and of course bin laden would also have to leave the this. This compound that he so catholic planned with it's eighteen foot walls places to go somewhere else because the the compound itself was registered in a in one of the bodyguards name so his relations with with the two people who are really keeping al qaeda On him afloat Really beginning to fray in the last several months of his life. You would think someone who you relied so so many ways on to keep you safe. You might pay a little better and treat a little better. I mean the compound was registered in their names right ed. They burned their own trash there right. They grew a lot of their own food. Anybody ever leave. What did the kids go to school. The kids were home schooled. Do you know one of the kind of interesting things about the book is the extent to which bin laden's two older wives pillay such an important role in his life because two of them have phd's Which i think might be surprising to some to some listeners who may sort of assume that bin laden was not going to marry kind of highly educated women One had a phd in child psychology and other one to gain koranic grammar and so they were the two older wives. Were homeschooling kids. And they've been doing this for years even before but before nine. Eleven bin laden like afghantistan bin laden was sending his kids to school before nine eleven And these wives were also playing an important part in kind of helping bin laden. Think through complicated. Strategic problems related to kind of the future direction of kaieda. There was no internet access. There is that right. I mean could watch television. Listen to the radio. They could watch Aljazeera on satellite. Tv and bin laden washed a lot of out zero. Because of course he was kind of a news junkie..

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"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:27 min | 10 months ago

"bin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"In today for terry gross. When navy seals shot osama bin laden in that two thousand and eleven rate in pakistan to confirm his identity that compared his face to one in photos they were carrying and they noticed a discrepancy. The osama in the photos had a gray beard. The beard on the man before them was jet black. The reason bin laden had been using just for men hair dye. That's one of the details. You'll find in a new book about bin laden by our guest. Peter bergen as we approach the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks. Bergen is publishing a biography of the founder of al qaeda. Bergen has spent much of his career reporting on al qaeda in the global jihadist movement. In one thousand nine hundred seven. He travelled to afghanistan for cnn to produce the first television interview of bin laden. He's published six previous books including several about qaeda and he was the only journalist to get inside bin. Laden's compound after the us raid before it was demolished. His new book is based in part on material seized in the raid and on hundreds of interviews including conversations with a dozen of bin. Laden's inner circle. Bergen writes in the new book that he wanted to understand why bin laden created an organization dedicated to the mass murder of civilians. Peter bergen is still a national security analyst for cnn. he's also vice president for global studies and fellows at the think tank new america and he's a professor at arizona state university where he co directs the center on the future of war. His new book is the rise and fall of osama bin laden peter. Bergen welcome back to fresh air. You've written so much about osama bin laden. What kind of new source material were you able to draw on this new research. Well key to all this was it was only in late. Twenty seventeen that the trump administration released four hundred. Seventy thousand files were recovered in about about pakistan included in which was Something that was described by the cia is bin laden's journal turn out to be something slightly different It's also handwritten in arabic. It was the kind of a family journal that the bin laden family kept essentially in the last several weeks of bin laden's life and it's kind of good window into you know both what he was thinking of the time And also what his two older wives thinking and his and his adult children because they basically were kind of perplexed about what to do about the events of the arab spring which bin laden well understood as the most important event You're in the middle east doggedly. In centuries was his own view it And yet you know his ideas. His followers were were absent in. At least the you know the first several months of the arab spring right yet. There's a lot of fascinating material here about those last months before the us raid in pakistan At this compound where bin laden was was hiding you know he was. I guess the most haunted man on earth at that point and he had a lot of people living with them. How many who were they. Well the total was twenty seven. Sixteen of his own family eleven two bodyguards and their families so you know typically when we think of fugitive we don't think of a fugitive taking Three wives and a dozen kids and grandkids with them But bin laden you know one of the themes of the book has bin laden For all his many vices and all the evil that he an indefinite destruction that he calls..

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The Lawfare Podcast

02:02 min | 10 months ago

"bin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"April came into view when he made the decision to kind of green light but bin laden raid. I think part of his we know from his memoirs and from my disgusted with with others. Who are part of this process. There was a concern that he would bin laden would leave now. They didn't know that actually bin laden had agreed with his bodyguards that he could leave as l. He could separate as early july twenty eleven. But we know this from the documents were covered in about about. So where would he have gone his team at found a thirty five year. Old pakistani local guy with some kids who'd had some experience buying selling properties he wasn't necessarily pot of qaeda But they don't they don't profit one person who might be substitute protector. And then where would he have gone knows you know presumably. He had some cash that he would have been able to find place somewhere in northern pakistan But but president obama's decision to kind of pull the trigger on the bin laden raid authorizing. It turns out to be all the better decision because we now know that bin laden was really he could have separated from his body causes early of july. Two thousand eleven which would meant that. He would have had to find some of the hiding place going back before that. There were rumors for years of bin laden. Finding a way to get to places as far-flung as yemen his family's ancestral home in the hunter amount or to the southern philippines where al-qaeda had supported the islamic insurgency and jihad operations. There did you find anything in all of these recently released documents. That bin laden was seriously exploring any of those options or was he really wed to staying in northern pakistan or just across the border in afghanistan. He was really wet to staying about part of the world after we spent much of his adult life in pakistan afghanistan..

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"bin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:29 min | 10 months ago

"bin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Document says the extent which bin laden was freaking out about the drone program. Whatever you think about the drone program and sunny. The civilian casualties particularly the beginning of the program. It was basically destroying his middle management and many of his leaders. He was you know thinking about moving al qaeda while the pots of pakistan Much kinda was headquartered in tribal areas between pakistan afganistan at the time and the non was noodling with the idea of moving them deeper into pack. Sano back into afghanistan other members of al-qaeda would telling him yeah. We're thinking the same thing. So the drones were not very much his mind one of his sons Saab bin laden had been killed by ci drone in two thousand nine. He was very concerned that might be the fate of other of his sons who are in the tribal regions He was constantly advising them not to travel except on cloudy days when the drones had less visibility so that i think that's point one point two. He was extremely concerned about al-qaeda's record of killing muslim civilians. When i say qaeda the al qaeda and and also at lied groups pakistani taliban the documents so full of examples of bin laden one of his deputies chastising al qaeda affiliates all al qaeda allies like the pakistani taliban about killing muslims and in fact as the tenth on advisory of nine eleven came into view. Bin laden was thinking of issuing an apology to It was sort of basically rebranding al qaeda as a group that would not kill civilians. Awful the stated goal of al qaeda was to protect muslim civilians. And so you know. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed by al-qaeda at its affiliates in the muslim world in iraq and pakistan elsewhere. I think that was really way on his mind. But the big thing. I would say in the last months and weeks of his life and this comes out of the bin laden family john that was released at the end of twenty seventeen two hundred twenty eight pages of handwritten arabic Which is kind of difficult to interpret which i think has received enough attention from scholars and researchers but this was an almost daily recording of the discussions between bin laden and his two older wives both of them have phd's and also his adult children two daughters and one son who basically would gather before dinner every night and sometimes In compensation that would continue often Try and figure out what the hell to say about the arab spring after will bin laden's goal was.

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"bin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:11 min | 10 months ago

"bin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Goodbye it sure is hello. It's fascinating how much al-qaida the organization is a reflection in some ways of bin laden's personality and experiences growing up. It's a big surprise for many to learn that al-qaeda was highly bureaucratic organization. Why did this make sense. Given bin laden's previous experiences bin laden studied business administration at university. He started working in his family business when he was in his late teens. Young when when he was still in high school. And i believe is he came out of this business background. He'd worked in his family business and he bought some of that kind of experience to to al-qaeda wished did operate in a very bureaucratic manner. You know it kept pretty decent records which is one of the reasons we can have this conversation with some degree of certainty. You know people how to fill out rather elaborate application forms to join al qaeda. So that i think it's not simple terrorist groups to get things dominate have to organize themselves a conscious be Something that's sort of totally ad hoc and al qaeda i think is a good example of pretty bureaucratic terrorist group. We've learned a lot. Just in the last few years from that huge trove of documents and other files released after the most interesting perhaps is how bin laden was still managing. Some might say micromanaging relationships with affiliates from the time after nine eleven in the initial hunt for bin laden up into the raid in about abbad. Talk a little bit about that bin. Laden's management style and even how he was sometimes quirky and even bizarre with his commands out to various followers and affiliates. Bin laden sunday was he was trying to micromanage an organization that.

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"bin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

01:30 min | 10 months ago

"bin" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Learned from the four hundred. seventy thousand some files and his interviews. The made him change his mind about a few things regarding al-qaeda and osama bin laden. It's the law fair. Podcast august fourth. Peter bergen reassessing osama bin laden. Peter it is a pleasure to have you back on the law fair. Podcast i have to ask you to start off. Here you've written about bin laden extensively holy warring is one of the most read books on bin laden if not the most red book. So why this full cradle-to-grave biography and why now. Yeah good question. i you know. Part of it was prompted by. I teach students at arizona state and i realized that a lot of them even bone on nine eleven for them. Nine eleven is assistant an event as the korean war is for myself or other people of my generation. One of the bright student sauce me. You know what's the difference between al qaeda and the taliban and i was like well. You know this quite a lot to unpack there then. I also realized people who are volunteering for the us military today. one bono. Nine eleven. I though you know babies when nine eleven happened so that was one element. The second element was it was only in december in late thousand seventeen that the trump administration released in full four hundred seventy thousand files that were found at.

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