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Charlie Kirk: Coronavirus stimulus
"And you have Schumer Pelosi. In Biden one hundred twenty five years, Charlie Kirk of failure, unmitigated failure, swap failure and I. Think of my kids. You met my son. He's twenty one years old. My daughter's eighteen and I would think about your America their America and when I say you know, live free or die, American, the world on the brink I'm not joking. And very specifically will be probably the biggest choice election by far in my lifetime, and maybe since eighteen sixty, and there's a lot at stake We can go through the issues if you want, but it's. It's there's there's not one issue we agree on that. I can think of for the most part yet, and you wrote this, and it just really sent chills down my spine. You wrote this book to sound an alarm as a warning. Warning to my fellow patriots about the left's undying commitment turn America into a land, our parents, founders and framers wouldn't recognize it. It's perfectly put, and that's the direction that they're headed on page twenty seven. You have a great part about how Ben Franklin says we ever republic. If you can keep it, can you talk more about how this truly is? A referendum election in some sense and the left is trying to do to our country. Well the the story about Franklin's interesting, because it's, it's the constitutional convention and somebody says he comes out one days, says, is it a monarchy republic republic? If you can keep it Reagan, I quote him off. When I give speeches, said Freedom Charlie and you know this is but one generation away from extinction. And you know when if you want understand if socialism is adopted if their stated goal is adopted America as we know, it then becomes unrecognizable look, I can understand psychologically. There's a component of maybe people that that have been indoctrinated in schools, and you're great at this because you're going in to hostile environments every day, and you're saying you know what there's another way of thinking here, so maybe the idea that people think Charlie that some things are oh, everything's going to be free and they're gonNA forgive my loans at I'll have a guaranteed government job guaranteed government food. How did obamacare workout now? We're GONNA have Medicare for all or or double down on the stupidity of Obamacare and guaranteed retirement. Guaranteed vacation sounds great. But simple math shows you that you'll never get there. And that's why in the Fourth Chapter of the book did this whole history of socialism which is a history of failure? The point is look at the issues. If if we're talking about law and order. They've cited in Portland in Seattle and new. York and Chicago with the radicals. Joe Biden his yet that I know of said one good thing about the ninety nine percent of cops protect and serve and put their lives on the line for us every day. You're right. Okay, so law and order taxes. He's pledging to raise your taxes through the roof. That will destroy the economy Then they're gonNA just add all the bureaucracy. The Donald Trump spent almost four years. Eliminating that'll be gone. That means nobody's GONNA WANNA DO Business. That's why the Biden Obama economy was so bad. Then you look at where now energy independent for the first time in seventy five years with a number, one producer of energy in the world will lose that for sure We'll shut down coal fracking. Oil Gas exploration production those tens of millions of jobs high paying jobs career jobs for people. Then it's about amnesty. Or the United Sanctuary states of America versus Border Security and law and order of never mind foreign policy. We haven't even touched that part yet, so. There's a lot at stake. If those plans stated plans are implemented. America will go down the past you know. The Trash bin of history as Reagan, said Freedom One generation away from extinction we will. It I shudder to think what will happen the three you and your children by kids, and and maybe one day grandkids. ARE READY FOR THAT And I love the framing, because as the founder said either we're GonNa live free and defendant right now, or we're gonNA. Have a country that you know. We don't WanNa live it, and that's really the framing. That is so important right now, and you talk about and I'm really pleased about this. Shawn because I think we have forgotten about the Russia hoax too quickly in. In the conservative movement, you have been the leader on this every night. You were covering it. You didn't let us forget you help. Muller Accountable, you had investigative journalism and it just seemed that an Oxana names, but other conservatives just kind of drifted away from like Oh. That's what happened happened. You have two chapters on this in the book. Can you talk about that? Yeah I mean I call it Charlie, the the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal in history and the Ukraine was oh. Okay, we failed with Muller after three years. We won't. We won't even bother with a special prosecutor not to I'm going backwards here but to get to Ukraine. You? Know they're talking about quid pro quos, but you have to ignore their presidential candidate on video saying you're not getting a billion US tax payer dollars unless you're fire. That prosecutor is named Shokhin. WHO's investigating my son Hunter who went on a and said? Do you have any experience in oil? No Gas, no energy, nope, any experience in Ukraine. Nope, why are you being paid millions? No, because you dad, so there was a quid pro quo and millions of dollars for the Biden I call crime family. That's exactly right, so. Listen and China's even worse. You get to this whole thing what we now know and I believe what's coming. It's like, and this is where the media's corrupt because. They're just the propaganda wing of all things democratic. Socialist. We now know and have all the evidence that we'd ever need is that they protected their favorite candidate. Hillary Clinton. For things you and I and everybody you know that follows you and you have a massive audience would. Literally never get away with. If you had subpoenaed emails Charlie Kirk and you decided to delete them, and you decided to acid. Wash your hard drive with something. I had never heard about bleeped bleach bit and bust up your devices with hammers. You'd go to jail. If you violated the espionage act, you'd go to jail. They protected her. Then the narrative began we now know began in August. We know crossfire hurricane representatives actually went to brief. President Trump General Flynn. Flynn on national security, but they were there to try and get information on trump and Russia, the most amazing part of this, because the Democrats and the media live for all these years is that they knew and they said and they wrote, and they even testified. There was never any evidence, but there was a dirty Russian dossier. And now we know even the New York Times acknowledged full full of Russian disinformation and that was used. And they were warned not to use it, but high ranking people abusing their power, wanting to take out candidate, trump, transition, team, trump, and then deep into the Presidency Donald Trump. They use the dirty Russian misinformation dossier to ruin Carter pages life and roomed his civil liberties and constitutional rights, but more importantly to spy on candidate trump, and then they had their insurance policy. The fact that the mob in the media ignores it is beyond comprehension. I have so I have two chapters. One is on the Russia hoax, and the other is on this whole impeachment witch hunt. And I want everybody in your audience to understand one thing here if I can get one point across. Yeah, they hate Donald Trump, but they hate us more. They think we are as Peter. Struck, said the smell by the way I probably shop at Walmart say money. Why not you have a woman I love Walmart I love COSCO's. I Love I love it all. And I've shopped there my whole life I mean people always stopped me when I'm in a grocery? So, what are you doing here? Shopping? Wa I like to eat a cracks me up. So but think about that. smelly Walmart Shoppers while irredeemable deplorables, wow! Bitter Americans as Obama said that WANNA cling to their God. I'm guilty their Second Amendment Rights Guilty Bibles and religion I'm guilty of that, too. But. It's contempt for your audience. It's contemporary my audience. It's because they knew better. And they will ling. This was an attempted coup. Now do I think there's going to be arrests and prosecutions I? Do spend much slower than any of us would have liked, but the evidence is overwhelming. It's incontrovertible sad actually that this could happen. That was going to be my follow up. Question Sean because when I travel and we get thousands of e mails a on this topic. When are people going to go to jail? And can you give me insight on this? Can you give us any clues any crumbs that we're starting to see from Durham? It's I call them. It's funny. You say crumbs because call them the the Attorney General Bar breadcrumbs. It's like Hansel and Gretel. Remember. We're we're trying to follow and see the trail exactly yeah. He did say that the president was spied on. It did happen illegally. The. Think about this. If you go before Judge Judy I wouldn't WANNA lot because Judge Judy I. I've met her once she'll eviscerate. You I watched her show. You. Don't go before a court. The information that you have not verified. It actually said at the top of a FISO Warren Charlie. It says verified. Okay. We now know the dossier was unverifiable. The sub source we now know, said this this bar talk. We were making this up. This was never meant for anything and again Hillary paid for it funneled money separate issue. And so, what is going to happen I don't have a crystal ball but I. do know all of the facts that are in the public. Are Enough to indict many of the names that your audience is most familiar with. I would argue. Komi McCabe struck page. I'd like to know a clapper. Brennan's role in all of this ends up being and and others. The more fascinating deep question is. Will they get to that January fifth twenty seventeen meeting inside the Oval Office? This is when member Biden said George Stephanopoulos Oh I. Don't know. Anything about this, you know this whole impeachment Russia thing. He was the one same. Bring up the Logan Act fifteen days later Susan Rice in that meeting did the Cya memo the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama in that meeting shot Sally Age by saying a He. He knew everything about the Kislyak Michael Flynn call. If we look. To sum it up. I think we're GONNA get there because the evidence. Is that overwhelming? If we don't. I fear for the country? Because of you. GonNa Raid Manafort's home predawn raid and you're going to raid Roger Stone's home. For lying to Congress by the all many of the names I mentioned were referred for the same crime and you're gonNA. Pull it twenty nine guys in tactical gear, frogmen and tip off CNN cameras and. Have a biased jury for person. We won't have equal justice and equal application of our laws, and worse than that Charlie is. We lose our constitution. Yes, all our laws are are predicated on next great document and some `perfect, but it creates the path to perfection at a more perfect union so. Long answers. I'M GONNA talk. Show I love it. No, this is what our audience needs to hear, and and thank you for that and look I I completely agree because if we do not have people and I, say this as carefully as I can in handcuffs for what they did Donald Trump then I I will lose faith in the American justice system I. Don't want that and I don't want revenge I don't retribution I want people to be held accountable and I would want the same if someone did this to Barack Obama because it should never happen to a leader ever. Yes. and. They've gone after every single trump friend confidant, and yet if you oppose Donald Trump you get different treatment, talk a lot about the constitution in your book and the founding of our country, Sean going to be honest, I've been very let down by some of these supreme. Court decisions lately Can you comment on that and the importance to get more people like Kavanagh? Who's actually ruled brilliantly? Unlike John Roberts. I! I'm a little. I don't know what's happening. Roberts I have my theory I guess I have my sources people that. have their own ideas based on some knowledge? For whatever reason and I think this goes back to the obamacare decision. He has allowed. How the court appears to influence his decision making. I also sense with no evidence whatsoever. You're not a big fan of president trump, but that should not come into his thinking. Now. If getting rid of bureaucracy and lowering taxes and energy, independence, and securing our borders, and law and order are all part of this election. Let me tell you another big part of it. And it's you know we're taping this ninety. Whatever days away from the Election Day, I what about and we got asked. What about the Supreme Court? Yes, I go through a whole list I. Forget what paid maybe sixty seven I forget. A. In the book. Of. All the things Democrats would do if they're getting power one, is they? WanNa, stack the courts. Get rid of the Electoral College. And I. What, they're saying they. WanNa do is scary. They used to hide it Charlie. When I every single Liberal Democrat running for office, they would run to the left in the primary. They race back to the center, but you knew they wanted the left. There now openly embracing the most radical elements in the country and you know. Unfortunately we're watching it all. Play out nightly on TV and and that sad what I see happening when I think we have to remind a trump supporters that these are not trump appointed justices, a gorsuch I think ruled incorrectly on one ruling. That's it besides that gorsuch and cavenaugh have been tremendous and terrific verses Roberts. I just think we have to give the audience a sense. Sense of continued conviction that the trump appointed justices will continue to rule correctly and Clarence. Thomas and you know the the Thomas Family. They get no credit at all. I mean what he has done. And can you comment on that? 'cause I, E, you've actually been you open my eyes to that like eight years ago and I never learned about Clarence Thomas as a high schooler until you I mentioned it just as a quick aside on his incredible career. I like to do on TV and antidote on radio, too. Sometimes I call it the Hannity history, lesson 'cause I lived through all of this. I know this is going to see. You're not even thirty three, but my radio journey started in nineteen eighty-seven crazy right. Now on my twenty fifth year of Fox, I didn't think I last two. So I feel very blessed. As a side note if you haven't read my grandfather's son. Which is about Clarence Thomas is life. It's amazing. But. You know it's interesting because him and Scalia. To my opinion, my to most favorite justices in my lifetime. Scalia this incredible wit and genius and understanding and. They got a little acerbic side to when when he was questioning Clarence Thomas always set by quietly. What they called a high tech lynching at the time, the more modern. Let it. You gotTA. Remember Yeah. And you know. It was then Senator Ted Kennedy you know Robert Bork's America the borking of America. That was Clarence Thomas. Now we see it more recently cavenaugh. It exposes. The, who is Joe Biden? Who is his team? Because Clarence Thomas and Justice Scalia or the people we need on that court. We call them constitutionalists or originalists, the original intent, not people that would sight foreign law as liberal justices have done or not people that feel that they can rule by judicial Fiat and dictate or legislate from the bench. Democrats always wanted the court to do that which they could never. Do legislatively or win at the ballot box and that's why they want. We call them. Activists Justices Clarence Thomas. has shown a fidelity to the Constitution at the Antony Scalia. That is beyond enviable And the differences styles always interesting, too because Justice Thomas will always be quiet. That's very few questions. Anthony Scalia was in there in a wrestling with people. I don't know about John Roberts. I can't get into it, but I do believe the next president United States is a very good chance. You have a lot of older justices may want to retire. And I think that the next this election in just three short months. That's on the ballot and that's that's generational now. And Sean I think we have to pressure the Biden campaign to do what trump did and release a list of justices I mean president trump was so transparent and Joe Biden hasn't done it yet. Intentionally, of course, because he'll probably put repeated to lieber something on the United States Supreme Court I mean as horrifying as that might be so in two two quick closing question Sean and thank you for being so generous with your time anchorage, everyone you know. Know go by live, free or die. the first is this. Can you just talk about? We are heading into the election. A lot of trump supporters. They're failed. They're falling victim. They suppression pulse I wish that wasn't the case, but it seems like the memory of two thousand sixteen as faded where people forget. We were down by double digits. Can you just give a little vote of confidence to some of our listeners out there? That think we're just losing. I WANNA. Give the vote of confidence, but I want people to feel this way. I want people to think I'll use a football analogy that our mutual friend Linda that you know. Who's your biggest fan? My radio producer? He's amazing. Amazing, but she doesn't even know how many points you get a touchdown, so I'm giving these football analogies. I, want this election. I want people to feel the way I feel which is. We're on our own twenty. Two minutes to go. We have no time outs We're down by six. We got a cross. The plane marched down the field, cross the plane and hit the extra point to win. So if people feel a sense of genuine urgency and worry and concern, I'm cool with that because fear often as a great motivator, not irrational field fear, but if people do not vote, you will get the government that they're telling you. They're going to give you believe. That that is their agenda. To be a Republican and win. You GotTa always use this analogy got to run the table I gotTA. Get Florida Georgia North Carolina can't win without Ohio. No Republican's ever become president without it right? You got hold Iowa then you got pick off Pennsylvania Wisconsin hopefully Michigan maybe MINNEA- Minnesota will be play. Maybe the city of Arizona will be in play. By Joe Biden reference for those of you. That didn't get. We got a hold Arizona Gopher Nevada New Mexico. New Hampshire and Maine's second congressional district. If every single mom, this is a battle cry. You started out this interview with this. I wrote this book not because I like writing books. My last book I donated every Penny I made to charity I don't care. It's not that. This is a tipping point. Charlie this is I, don't. See if these policies are implemented how America recovers. Irreparable harm the to the rule of law to our courts to our economy, they want to wipe out the lifeblood of of the world's economy. This this promise of socialism and I go into such detail about how it's always failed. Here's a quick socialism of example. Member obamacare. Keep your doctor keep your plan. Save on average twenty five hundred dollars a year per family right? Okay. Millions lost their doctors. Millions lost their plans. We're all paying about two hundred percent more and add to that. Forty percent of Americans almost forty percent have only one obamacare Biden Carriage James Choice now. How did they do with that promise? Medicare is going broke. How did they do it? That promised social security. Charlie hate the break this here. He paying into it. You probably won't get it I. Barely Skate through, and they might give me ten cents until they means tested and then take it back, How does it? How did Liberal government work in New York City with all the anarchy cutting a billion dollars, so please? How's IT WORKING IN CHICAGO? All. These liberal cities have where the violence we've been talking about takes place. They all have one thing in common. They've been run by Liberal Democrats for decades right. Most of these states have been run into the ground by Liberal Democrats for decades. If you WANNA know what America will look like if Biden Bolshevik Bernie. Pelosi Schumer and Bozo. That team gets place look at new. York state and city look at Chicago the City Illinois. The State Look at California. Look at Oregon. Look at Portland, the city. Look at Seattle. Look at the state of Washington. Yes. And I. Love this country too much. You know it's an all hands on deck moment and Every everyone of you've got this connection with younger people in this country. You have this incredible. A credible platform you built, and it's become powerful and meaningful and transformative to the country, and you're going out there, and you're fighting on these college campuses and you. You know it's not easy to be in the middle of a I call it a shift. Show all the time, but let's well put, but you do it. And it's freedom works. Every time you give up freedom for security, you lose your freedom because the security that they're offering. These promises that can never ever be fulfilled. In America. The land. I'll close with this unless you want to go further I can keep going the. Barry Farber who was a mentor of mine. Just recently passed away like ninety ninety one. And he always said there's never been a country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power and abused at less than the United States well I add. A country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power abused at less, but used it to advanced human condition. The reason America is great and exceptional. If I can say that today, it's not perfect, but it's great. An exceptional is because of its people, and because of the fundamentals of liberty and freedom. So that? Natural rights versus government or rights, natural rights come from God doubt by our Creator. Life Liberty pursuit of happiness while you can't pursue happiness these days in Chicago New York Moreland Seattle. So there's a lot on the line. I love your audience. I'm so thankful for all you're doing, and you've got a great team that you building review and you're out there fighting the fight and I just urge you guys. Just fight like your country depends on it. Because America's, we know it. It's all hanging in the balance. Yet was Sean. You've been so generous the last quick thing I defend the president all the time personally as a person. Can you comment on that because I've had the opportunity to meet him? not as much as you obviously and get to know him, but a lot of people here misrepresentations in lies about who he is as a human being. Let's close on this note. Can you just mention one or two things that that people can take away from that? You know first of all. It's interesting. Nobody seems to understand Donald trump yet. They don't want to understand. I mean Donald Trump. The Dog Bites the beasts, things you feeling sad or get cancer. You Complain Trump. I mean that's how saying the leftist. But here's a guy that is so unique he this guy is like a soon nami force of energy like I've never met my life. The most distinct and unique quality he's had is as president. You mentioned the Supreme Court. He put those people that he said he put. He cut the bureaucracy as he said he'd caught, and he cut the taxes as he said he'd cut. He did the North Dakota. A keystone pipelines Anwar Likey said he would. He's building the wall or almost four hundred miles. A wall by the by election will be over four hundred miles. He found a way it was. It was an uphill climb He said he wanted to pull us out of foreign conflicts, but not back away from evil defeated. The Caliphate took out. Baghdadi and Associates took out Sola Mani took out the Al. Qaeda leader in Yemen. So? What makes him special and unique in terms of presidency is that he is who you see is who you get. The guy that's fights on twitter is the guy that's fighting for a better trade. Deal the guy that fights. Against Liberal Democrats and the media mob is the same guy is fighting to keep his promises that to me makes him the most unique transformative political figure in our lifetime. And Right now. The. We tip the scales. You have a choice. It's never been a bigger choice. He will keep his promises. Coronas been a little bit of a curve ball to the world, but even that ten days after the first case, the only guy that I know of thought about a travel ban will be donald trump. They were teaching at the time and Joe Binder Biden was call them Sinophobic, so he's a man of his word. He's a man that will fight to his last dying breath for this country and the promises he made, and that makes them in my view very transformative. Men will. The book is live for Your Die God bless you, Sean, thank you for that. You do and we really appreciate. It helps you soon. Thanks bye. What a great conversation that was! Please email me or questions freedom. Charlie Kirk Dot Com freedom at Charlie. KIRK DOT COM please type in trolley. Kirk, show your podcast provider. Hit subscribe, give us a five star reviews screen shot at an email us. If you want to win a signed copy of the Maga- doctrine, please get involved with turning-point USA at Teepee USA dot com that is Teepee USA DOT com. 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US peace deal leaves Afghans to determine post-war landscape
"The US signed a deal with the Taliban that may lead to a full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan since it began in two thousand and one the war has claimed the lives of more than two thousand four hundred American troops secretary of state Mike Pompeo is just back from the signing ceremony Indo hot he got off the plane just a short while ago and thank you for being here Mr secretary thank you so this is significant and according to the deal that was released the U. S. will bring down troops to eight thousand six hundred the next a hundred thirty five days and then if conditions are met a total withdrawal within fourteen months the presence of yesterday bad things happen will go back in what's the benchmark their yes man this was a historic day American blood and treasure been expended in this place for an awfully long time we went there after nine eleven no one still feels the anger of that day anymore than I do but it was time and the Taliban knew it was time president trump has allowed us to take the fight to the Taliban these last two years and we have done so that's why they for the first time have announced that they're prepared to break with their historic ally al Qaeda who they've worked with the much the dent detriment of United States of America you can sit go read the document the Taliban have now made the break they said they will not permit terror to be thrust upon anyone including United States from Afghanistan this is historic in that way and no one should underestimate the trump administration you can see our work on counter terror whether thou Baghdadi consul Rimi how work that we did against customs woman this is a president who is committed to defending and protecting the American people will do that every place we battle against her whether that's Afghanistan or any of the other dozens of places we push back each and every day how long would it take to get U. S. troops out because you're saying this is based on conditions that means the Taliban has to follow through on a few things yes what would make the present hit the brakes and stop the withdrawal look we get given hypotheticals what what it would take exactly but there is a detailed set of commitments that the Taliban have made about the levels of violence that can occur the nature of what's gonna take place we are hopeful that in the coming days that will be in traffic and the go she Asians the comments as well that has not happened before it's going to be rocky and bumpy no one no one is under any false illusions that this won't be a difficult conversation but the conversation for the first time in almost two decades will be among the Afghan people and that's the proper place for that conversation to take place what we're prepared to do what it takes to ensure that we keep America safe we've asked everyone there to reduce the levels of violence both the Afghan national security forces and the Taliban but president trump said he's going to meet with the Taliban the near future when where's at camp David I don't know when I don't know where I'm very compress trump wants to make sure that everyone in Afghanistan understands that the United States is committed to making sure that this conversation take place we've been at this for an awful long time you recounted the loss of American life there's a better path for the Taliban now know this because of the work that we've done and president trump will be actively engaged in helping us get the conditions right and beginning this journey that the first step was taken in daylight and just that statement alone is kind of amazing you are the first US cabinet official to ever meet with a member of the cut Taliban I think you actually met with one of the founding members of the Taliban who is involved you call them terrorists in the past you still consider the Taliban terrorists they have an enormous amount of American blood on their hands and apparently a partnership still with al Qaeda they signed a document in the German my met with agreed that they would break that relationship that they would work alongside of us to destroy deny resources too and have a credit depart from that place and you trust that don't trust anything we're going to deliver it's about actions the agreement set out the conditions that set up the space but know this deal doesn't depend upon trusting anyone it has a deep complex well thought out multi month negotiated verification complex in mechanism by which we can observe and hold every member of the agreement accountable will do that it's not about trust it's about what happens on the ground in the days that follow
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's State of the Union draws sharp reaction
"Let's talk about last night's state of the union address and all the drama that ensued both before and afterwards anyone who takes teleprompter trump to seriously has been paying attention for the past four years what rally trump and Twitter trump say is what matters that's the real trump but overall I thought it was more of a campaign speech than anything else with some truly incredible viral moments mixed in I mean the man knows how to put on a show dealing missing was cone in the hero dog who took down ISIS leader al Baghdadi I'm actually a little surprised that the job was in there because basically he did everything else that was the only thing missing well not he said that I'm that I now right from highlighting one hundred year old brigadier general Charles McGee a former to ski airmen to having the First Lady surprise Rush Limbaugh pride presenting him the presidential medal of freedom right there on the spot to the reunion of sergeant first class towns in Williams with his family after he been deployed in Afghanistan for the past seven months his fourth tour in the region I mean there were some jaw dropping emotional moments I did not think they were literally going to award rush right the medal of freedom right there during the state of the union there were rumors that it was going to happen that the president wanted to give a medal of freedom but like
New Iranian general steps out of Soleimanis shadow.
"I'm Anthony Davis New Iranian general has stepped down to the shadows to lead the country could force becoming responsible for Tehran's proxies across the Middle East as the Islamic republic threatens the US with hauch revenge filling. Its previous head. Kazan Sulejmani while much still remains unknown about sixty two year old as male Ghani Western sanctions. Suggest he's long been in a position of power in the organization. One of his first US duties is likely to be overseeing whatever revenge Iran intends to seek for the US air strike early Friday that killed his longtime friend and Soleimani. It was the midway point if he's annual Christmas vacation where Donald Trump huddled at his Florida club with his top national security advisers who presented him with an array of options for responding to an earlier attack on a US Iraqi base including the most dramatic possible response taking ounce General Sulejmani the head of Iran's elite coulds force and the man responsible for hundreds of American deaths trump immediately wanted to talk so Lemani. It was a decision. He's predecessors had avoided and one that risked inflaming tensions with Tehran. Some advisers voiced concern about the legal legal justification for a strike without evidence of an imminent attack in the works against Americans his decision to authorize the drone strike has sent shockwaves throughout the Middle East and has dramatically escalated tensions between the US and Iran earlier that day trump was meeting with his political advisors about his reelection campaign when he was summoned to give the final go-ahead trump said he was eager to project global strength and replicate the message. He believed he sent last year after approving the rates to kill Islamic state leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Trump's timing was also certain to divert attention
Mixed international reaction following killing of top Iranian military commander
"Says there is mixed reaction internationally to the assassination of general Soleimani president trump said he ordered the killing of a Ronnie in general because some solo money to stop a war and he says the US is ready and prepared for any response host of CBS's face the nation Margaret Brennan says the assassination caught allies and adversaries off guard when it comes to a fascinating a leader like bin laden or Baghdadi terrorist leaders you get indications you get a lead and for the explanation for national security officials we did not get that Russia has condemned the killing China says it is highly concerned Britain's Foreign Secretary acknowledges the aggressive threat posed by the codes force but adds further conflict is in none of our interests Israel is an ally in the region prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the killing but Brendan believes that have to be worried about what this means for his neighborhood and his people in the coming days Saudi Arabia is appealing for international efforts to stabilize the region Margie Shafer
A Review of the U.S. Defense Department in 2019
"Let's take a closer look at the defense department in twenty nineteen correspondent David Martin joins us from the Pentagon David there were some tense moments when the U. S. said Iran attacked the world's largest oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia what happened well Iran court the US intelligence and the Saudis completely by surprise with that attack it was launch from an air base at the top of the Persian Gulf from Iranian territory it consisted of basically a swarm of drones and cruise missiles neither the US nor a Saudi Arabia saw it coming the US basically decided that it was going to let Saudi Arabia decide what should be done in response so there was no real military response from the United States and the Saudis who above all else do not want a war with Iran have not force the issue also in the Mideast that U. S. special forces attack on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in northern Syria that led to his death he was hit hard the way he should have been and I just want to say for all of our military were very proud of you I was something very special remind us how that played out well that was in the immediate aftermath of the decision to start pulling US troops out of surgery and it had been in the works for some time the US apparently had a spy inside Baghdad he's compound of who could tell them not only that he was there but tell them the lay out of the compound and so the raid was conducted using the delta force out of a a base in Iraq the mission was to cap sure or kill Baghdadi just as it was to capture or kill Osama bin laden back in two thousand eleven in this case Baghdad he tried to escape from the compound by going down the tunnel but he went down a dead end tunnel apparently with two or three of his children and when one of the war dogs that the delta force had brought with them started pursuing him down that tunnel he detonated a suicide vest he was wearing a killed himself and the two or three children the question remains now what what impact did his death have on ISIS and the opinion of most experts in the US government is that it will not mean the end of vices that at ISIS will recover find a new leader and continue to try to survive by creating sleeper cells that can outlast the presence of American troops in Syria finally David we also saw some changes at the leadership level of the Pentagon including a short lived acting secretary of defense well we're now in our third year of the the trump administration and we are on our third secretary of defense if you count Patrick Shanahan who never became officially the US secretary defense producer for about six months as the acting secretary of defense he was his name was never a sign up to be confirmed by the full Senate and it is a pattern that you see throughout the the trump administration of the original holder of the office of leaving either because he's of fire or be killed comes under criticism from Congress and then acting secretary is appointed and then that situation last for some indefinite amount of time and president trump is even said he prefers to have acting secretaries because they're easier to control and there was one secretary of the navy Richard Spencer who clashed with the president and he was forced out over the case of a navy seal who was tried for war crimes and it was missed by all the people who who have to pay attention to this on a daily basis at the Pentagon Richard Spencer was for a brief period the acting secretary of defense during the the shuffle between Patrick Shanahan and the current secretary of defense mark asper he ran into a buzz saw over the case of the navy seal Eddie Gallagher who was convicted of posing for a photo with the body of the dead isis fighter the president initially overturned the sentence that had been levied on Gallagher and then after that when the navy tried to take away his tried and pan which is the symbol of a navy seal the president intervened once again and ordered that Gallagher be allowed to keep his triton pain with Eddie Gallagher you know that story very well they wanted to take its been away and I said no you're not going to take it away he was a great fighter Izzy yeah one of the ultimate fighters tough guy he's a lot with people these are tough people and we're going to protect our war fighters in the middle that Spencer was negotiating with the White House over a way to satisfy the president without having him intervene secretary defense mark asper thought of Spencer Reid men going behind his back to try to cut this deal with the White House German Millie and I were completely caught off guard by this information and realized that it undermined everything we've been discussing with the president and so markets for fired Spencer although Spencer clearly had already written his resignation letter basically saying he could not in good conscience go along with the president's efforts to intervene in the Gallagher case CBS news national security correspondent David Martin at the Pentagon on a busy twenty
"baghdadi" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
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ISIS plots comeback after al-Baghdadi's death
"It appears ISIS may be down but not out in the weeks since ISIS leader Abu Bakar al Baghdadi died in a US raid US intelligence sources say top tier leaders have begun plotting a comeback from hideouts across the Mideast Iraq's intelligence service said recently and nine ISIS chiefs are currently in hiding in NATO ally Turkey boxes
Conan, the military dog wounded in the raid that killed ISIS leader, visited White House
"You know they have these owner ceremonies at the White House where the championship team of this of the championship team of that goes to the White House to be honored yes well they had a special one of those yesterday a dog the US military dog who helped in the raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was honored at the White House Conan made a surprise appearance in the rose garden yesterday with president trump vice president pence and First Lady melania the dog received a plaque in a metal along with some pats on the head and scratches behind the ear the Pentagon says a cone and chase Alfa Daddy into a dead end tunnel with the ISIS leader detonated a suicide vest Colin was hurt during that raid
Conan, dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid, honored at White House
"About Conan the canine being there with the president honored today by the commander in chief Conan the canine wounded injured in taking down and taking out al Baghdadi but he was there at the White House getting all the attention and the special forces could not come out front and center because of operational security but they too were honored at the White House think think about that raid on al
Conan, dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid, honored at White House
"Also visiting the White House today Conan the hero dog being honored for the raid in Syria that killed the ISIS leader on the back of our one of our service heroes becoming and being hailed as a service here because she chased Omar by Boubacar all Big Daddy into that tunnel and when Baghdadi detonated his explosive vest code was seriously injured by some electrical wires live electrical wires that had been flying around boxes John Roberts at the White House noting that this medal and plaque for Conan is different they will be given to a human honoree cone is public appearance today came after a private ceremony
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he won’t contest results showing Democratic opponent winning Kentucky governor’s race
"Kentucky governor Matt Bevin has conceded his race for reelection of requesting a re Candace speaking in Frankford Bevin wished his opponent Democrat Attorney General anti bush sure well as he transitions into his new role Indiana gas at two fifty a gallon today says gasbuddy and leaders from members of the US led coalition to defeat ISIS met in Washington today for the first time since ISIS leader Abu Baqer al Baghdadi
Former House Intel Chair Mike Rogers Weighs In On The Impeachment Inquiry
"To calm yesterday's hearing was chaired by Democrat Adam Schiff of California he's the chair of the house intelligence committee and let's talk to someone now who said in that very seat Mike Rogers is a former Republican member of Congress from Michigan who was intelligence committee chairman thanks for being a congressman good morning Sir so what chairman shift said the inquiry that he is overseeing was a chance for the American people to make their own judgments what is that what it was yesterday I you know I honestly I'm a bit skeptical about the process of me and I have a couple of issues one I don't think an impeachment should be run through the intelligence community that means all of that other work that really needs to be done behind closed doors in close proximity with the the intelligence agents probably isn't getting done number one the number two I mean these are political events remember there are this is not a court of law there are no rules of evidence this is about one team trying to convince the American people that the other parties president needs to be out of office and the other team is trying to defend that purpose for keeping that president in office and really that's what you saw the start of yesterday and that's what this impeachment hearings I think is all about well I want to ask you I mean a lot of other questions that you brought up something very serious suggesting this committee is is not actually fulfilling its mandate which is to provide oversight of the nation's intelligence agencies to do you really feel that that these lawmakers are distracted right now how could you not be distracted this thing is sucking all the oxygen out of Congress let alone the committee and so I don't believe that the regular and important oversight work is happening men have on pretty good authority that it's just not happening and so even the disconnect you saw with the raid when we went and got Baghdadi the United States went in and took care of Baghdadi in Syria rated the the terrorist leader of ISIS that wasn't brief back to the committee and that tells me that those really important functions of oversight on happening number one and they're not happening on even the most serious of matters and so that read that does concern me again it's just not the purpose of that committee I would have preferred that they had moved that out of that committee to a more appropriate place maybe the judiciary maybe government oversight but the intelligence committee is designed to meet behind closed doors and not be out in the public as much as it has it's been a and it's clearly not designed it to try to set aside a legal framework and create the articles of impeachment which is as you can imagine an intense process all of that's happening I'm just not sure the other is a matter of fact I'm fairly confident it's not been that worries me a little bit but I suppose that the argument from from some who are leading this impeachment career which would be that while obviously that oversight is important so is exploring these accusations which suggests that the present United States might have dangled something as important as military aid to US ally for the benefit of trying to get a you know investigation done they could politically benefit and the army those things are are as important more important than some of the normal oversight yeah I mean I think you can do both honestly I just I'm not a big fan of doing on the Intel committee and what was interesting yesterday to me David has both an FBI former FBI agent chairman of that committee I don't know of any new facts were out other than I think with the the clip that you played when we started which was that phone call of the ambassador would make for a restaurant to the present United States from a foreign country I I certainly hope it was encrypted but when you think of that that was a little bit shocking to me and I think that his testimony is going to be really important mass or someone who is testifying next week because he seems to be the linchpin in the middle of all of that at least from the government side what would you do differently if if you're Adam Schiff in this political climate is is there any way to make this process less partisan is there any way for this committee to I don't know I mean do two things at once like you said they can you know again I will I but here's what I worry about that candidly this is gonna tear America part and it's already she you know causing you know hardship in canceling of of holiday plans for thanksgiving because faith which are torn up over it and you can hardly have a conversation in politics anymore that doesn't end up in somebody get in their feelings hurt and I worry a lot about that I just look at this process in the way it's happened and I think boy I is this the right thing to do for the country at the right time I mean no other business is getting done is that the right decision do I think of it that I mean obviously I think it was highly inappropriate for the president to have a conversation the way he did even though I think he obviously doesn't think it was a problem because he laid it out there and yesterday none of those facts were in dispute I think this is going to come down to the point of if you're a Democrat you probably think impeach him and get him out if you're a Republican you're probably thinking Hey this we know we've got to defend the president through the end of it and the rest of America which is the grades you know center left center right is left you know scratching their heads wondering if this town isn't broken beyond
In New York, Trump tells veterans "nation is forever in your debt"
"Is on this day to honor all who served president trump did something no other sitting president has done take part in new York's annual tribute fox's John decker is live at the White House president trump returned to his hometown to kick off the one hundredth annual New York City veterans day parade putting aside partisanship to water the service and sacrifice of the nation's veterans this city is graced by your presence this nation is forever in your debt and we thank you all joined by First Lady melania trump the president participated in a moment of silence and wreath laying the president also paid tribute to American special forces for carrying out the successful military raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakar al Baghdadi several weeks
Trump to offer a Veterans Day Parade tribute in New York
"The president says the nation's veterans race everything for their country the greatest warriors the face of the earth he spoke about those who fought in wars from years past and those who are fighting the war on terror now are running very very scared he also talked about the recent deaths of leaders of the Islamic state group thanks to American warriors al Baghdadi is dead his second in charge is dead we have our eyes or number three the president says it is now the duty of Americans to serve and protect veterans we will cherish you now always and forever I'm a Donahue
US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS from getting oilfields
"Northeast Syria. At least eight. People are dead. Several others wounded after a car-bomb exploded in town near the border with Turkey. Syrian Kurdish fighters considered to be terrorists by. Turkey are blamed for the attack. The violence between the groups has escalated since Turkey invaded northeast Syria last month after the US withdrew through a majority of its troops from the region some US troops have remained. But they're not defending the Kurds who were allies to the US to battle Isis and in the killing of Isis leader. Al al-Baghdadi Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley tells. ABC's this week there. Soul focus is to keep isis from getting a hold of the oilfields in the region. There are are still isis fighters in the region and unless pressure is maintained unless attention is maintained on on that group Then there's a very real possibility that conditions could be set for reemergence of Isis. He's about six hundred. US troops will remain behind.
'Secure the oil': Trump's Syria strategy leaves Pentagon perplexed
"Last month president trump ordered all US troops out of northeast urea critics say it pave the way for NATO ally Turkey's invasion but the president has now reversed course and approved plans for hundreds of US troops deployed eastern Syria to protect oil fields in the area keeping them from ISIS this year and will raise pump forty to fifty thousand barrels a day of low grade crude far less than the millions of barrels pumped in Saudi Arabia each day Turkey's president to one appeared to throw cold water on the raid by US special operations forces to kill ice is chief Abu Bakar al Baghdadi on a minute yeah we also captured his wife good app but but we did not make a fuss about it I am announcing this for the first time here today already shaky this condition any system that just as we captured his sister and brother in law that opened on the Syrian side earlier this month general Kenneth mackenzie head of US forces in the Middle East admitted isis is not completely destroyed this is an ideology you're never going to be able to completely stamping out for military matters at the Pentagon Lucas Tomlinson fox
A Wife of al-Baghdadi Is Captured by Turkey, And What Has Been Learned
"Capture the wife of the late ISIS leader Abu al Baghdadi reportedly has revealed a lot of information about the terror organization joining us live on the KRLD news line to give us more CBS news military consultant Michael lions and Mike what do we know about this woman and how long has she been in custody cut the need for over a year now and we know that he's he's his first wife and we also know that we also capture or the Turkish government captured one of his daughters and she was able to confirm a lot of things especially but the inner workings of isis and up looking to cross the border to Turkey out turkeys also now taking a leading role in it I think that's very important considering what's happened in the last few weeks with ice is in Baghdad what can the authorities learn from her in to use in the fight against ISIS Mike at this point now it's associates it's others within the organization that we're trying to connect dots to who could possibly take over it and they've announced the leader it's someone that we had records on from the the jail time in rock but as we captured more of his relatives it's likely that we're going to get more surrender and then with that you get you know perhaps the icy desert research I think that's the biggest concern about right now is that it and he and the couple weeks sense al Baghdadi blew himself up have we learned more about the status of the group have they been more in disarray or can we tell at this point well that reports are that it's been we know we're not really saying but I can say from my sources I think you're seeing them trying to get reorganized but as soon as they now named its new leader will be a target quickly on that person's back and we're going to go after him so we're not gonna stop we're going to keep the decapitation strategy going and likely try to gain it all momentum we have based on what we did two weeks ago and Mike in your opinion is Turkey doing a good job leading this effort I think isn't gone better than expected and they want the credit for it they know they're claiming that more of his relatives are coming across the border I mean the bad guy he was killed while let's stay enemy territory it's where a lot of the rebel groups and by the serial was there trying to get the Turkey a Turkey is trying to be the leader of fighting ISIS right now given a what it did to get it started it's now completely paid a hundred eighty degrees and doing a good job Mike has always thanks for the great perspective that's major my clients from CBS
"baghdadi" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"The moment you know the the moment should be about this this achievement by the United United States government by frankly some people trump regularly denigrates right the intelligence community of the United States That that found him The Kurdish allies that you know he just Trump trump just under the bus. So I think that the sad thing about it is you know this moment that you know should have been a time to kind of take stock of the movement of this this kind of racist campaign trump to make it about himself you know And not about the special forces not about the Kurds Not About The people who suffered offered Under isis once again. He's just trying to make it. You know kind of his own performance In in in that I did kind of debase moment in a weird way had the opposite effect of what trump wanted because the you know the story became in part you know this kind of strange press currency ad and and look you know. It's it's it's an important Achievement I think the challenge that trump felt so frustrated about. Is You know he wanted. He's the one who wanted to compare this to bin Laden And look the difference is just. It's pretty simple as that. Osama bin Laden one hundred percent name recognition in the United States every American knew Hasan Bin Laden was. That's just not not the case with Baghdadi and that it's just a different nature of terrorism Twenty years after nine eleven that this is not going to be of a similar magnitude and and the the extent to which that seemed to drive trump crazy was odd. And it's not because nobody else wanted to give trump credit just because trump himself is the one who can't it seemed to help measuring himself against Obama in this kind of bizarre way he is at. It's worst when he needs credit for everything. He was apparently complaining that the the dog involved in the operation operation was getting better press than he did. So what everybody The dog did more in the operation. I met the dog. There was on the bin Laden operation too by the way that was tough dog was that a was. Was it also a Belgian Mala. Noirs I would've. I think his name was Cairo and We went to Fort Campbell the meet the Navy Seals for Obama to thank after the Bin Laden raid and Obama asked to to meet the dog and one of the seals said Surrounded by is you to bring a treat 'cause this is tough dog. You know so get. The Dog deserves credit. How big was it? It was a big dog I I would not. I did not go near hear that dog. Okay isn't a Laborat- laboratory. This is not like you know Lucar Pundit or fair enough I think would eat them for lunch Literally all right. Let's talk about the Paris climate accord so on Monday. The US formally notified the UN that we would withdraw from the Paris agreement in the climate change. This has been coming for a long time. I'm trump is previously announced that they would do. This but Monday was actually the first day that they could technically start the process. It's actually a one year clock before we actually exit. So this sucks folks it's depressing. The good news is that next president could get us back in but like since Paris was negotiated. There's been a flood of news that the situation is even more dire are than we. Once thought. The climate accords were a huge accomplishment. Two hundred countries agreed to cut emissions. They agreed to help. Poor countries cope with the impact of climate change and those other countries are going to stay in Paris but without the US involved it's not clear that they'll be able to have enough leverage to push China or India or other countries to take further steps and meanwhile trump is actually rolling back regulations in the US on cars and coal plants. It'll make things worse. Cities and states are mitigating trump's impact by taking action on their own But you know it's a crisis. We need to respond as a nation. So ben I mean my question is kind of what now Are there things it's happening in the world that gave you hope or maybe even more importantly like do you have a sense of what effective climate activism and messaging. Looks like at this point because it does feel like you either. Believe it or don't no one's getting convinced everyone is dug in only young people are actually doing anything about it. Well Yeah I mean it. The good news guesses that the US is actually GonNa meet. Its targets under Paris. Even with trump's really destructive actions to rollback Obama's regulations. Just because is there was so much done in the Obama Administration and as you say states municipalities and even the private sector has continued to factor climate change into their different different models and activities happening. What's really lost? As as you pointed out is it to get India and China and other countries to be more ambitious to fight climate change. It took a lot of US leadership in a lot of US prodding the the US moving direction was also sending a message to two markets to Invest in things like renewable energies. That would be the future of the global energy economy and without leadership all of that is slowing at a time when the signs is telling us that the problem is even worse in Paris was supposed to be a floor right so Perez was not seen as sufficient it was seen as kind of the baseline to set and then to try to get continuing more ambitious As this is re renegotiated frankly every year countries come together in the same structures Paris in every five years effort to to update the accord to get more ambitious in so until the US kind of gets back in the game. That's must much less likely happen. And we're just is losing precious time that we don't have to stem the the effects of climate change you at a time. Frankly Dahmer we live in Los Angeles. You can see the effects of climate climate change in the horrific fires that are taking place in California. I think in terms of what how people should think about this one way to think about it is the US withdraw from Paris will go into effect on November fourth twenty twenty the day after the presidential election and we can rejoin Paris in one month The process allows a country to rejoin month the US will be the only country in the world that is not in the Paris Agreement on November. Four th at twenty twenty so if you care about this this make climate change a central voting issue. There's you know make climate change something that gets you out and knocking on doors Frankly I'd like to see donors who care about climate change like you know Tom. stiers good work on it. Spend their money to make climate change more of an issue in American politics and be focused on practical solutions. Not just scaring people with the signs. That's important but how. How can we transform our energy to get this done? How do we connect the activism at home around things like the green new deal with what's going to happen have to happen around the world to deal with this challenge which is climate change has to be an organizing principle of American foreign policy has to be top priority in bilateral relationships with every country particularly the major bidders around the world? It's going to take that kind of effort. You know trump if you needed a reminder of the stakes of the twenty two thousand election He just gave you. Yeah the fate of the world All right let's talk. Iran so Iranian President Hassan Ruhani announced today that Iran is going to start the process of turning on nuclear centrifuges at the photo nuclear facility that facility was secret covert until it was disclosed by the US and our allies back in two thousand thousand nine and under the Iran deal or JCP away photo that facility was supposed to be just a research facility verse versus an active in Richmond site which is important I'll get to that in a second But specifically with the Iranians are doing is they're gonNA start putting uranium gas into the centrifuges. which if you turn them on they could start enriching uranium Liam in ultimately produced the fuel for nuclear weapon? The Iranians have also announced that they're creating more advanced centrifuges that can enrich uranium more quickly. So they're clearly tiptoeing going towards you know fully exiting the Iran deal as a way of putting more pressure on the international community to give them sanctions relief that they were promised so then. I reached out to our former colleague and non-proliferation ratio expert. Richard Nephew Get check on this and his take was. You know the the enrichment itself isn't the bigger problem. It's the facility because as you know well. The Ford Office is dug into a mountain. It's incredibly well fortified so it starts getting us for these proliferation purposes. It makes us railly's really nervous this because they can't necessarily bomb it and take it out and now they worry. That trump wouldn't so that probably explains bb. Netanyahu said Iran's brazenness in the region is rising and it's increasing even more due to the lack of response and so that quote nearly made my head explode because the whole argument against the Iran deal was that it didn't deal with all of this Iranian malign activity so we need to get harder on them but here we are years after exiting in Iran is playing a destabilizing role in the region and BB's answer answer to that of course is crack down even harder so I don't know man like how do you think the maximum pressure campaign is going so far. Well Yeah I mean. It's almost impossible to think of a policy that has more clearly failed than only only Cuba the Cuban Venezuela if you look at what has happened and since trump left the Iran deal every single indicator has gotten worse so they restarted their nuclear program. They've resumed a stockpile of nuclear materials materials. Yes now they are again reactivating their most dangerous nuclear facility because it's buried deep underground Their behavior the region has gotten more aggressive We've talked about all the provocations emanating from Iran on this podcast whether it's shooting non. US drone Taking taking out Saudi oil infrastructure so by any metric this maximum pressure is failing and also the metric of the sanctions that they've imposed naivete. We've eight on affecting raining behavioral. They're just hurting their any people in ways that have a humanitarian impact as well So this across the board failure and it's just making a problem that was solved. I mean when I think about the things that he's done you know we talked about Paris. We can come back into the Paris agreement you know. We'll have lost time. This we had the problem had been taken off the table. Essentially we had inspections at verify that wasn't operating the centrifuges at facilities photo. And it's just created a problem totally needlessly. Just because trump wanted to tear up Obama's Iran deal and it's exposed the lie at the heart of this criticism the Iran deal that. If you just impose more pressure Rommel somehow break the opposite is true that you you squeeze Iran and they will lash out and so until we get irrational foreign policy that tries to reenter the. JCP Way we're going to be stuck here because you know the point out rightly that the Americans were the first ones violate this deal deal. So why should we abide by Europeans. Tried to keep them in the can't you know The one other thing I'd say is the scrutiny of our Rondo vastly dwarfs the scrutiny that this failure gets You know the the entire summer two thousand fifteen..
"baghdadi" Discussed on AP News
"The final days of the Islamic state group leader were tortured according to his associates in his final months on the run Islamic state group leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was nervous worried about traders and never without his suicide belt say the few who were close to him for months he kept the Yazidi teenager as a slave she told the AP he raped her frequently and beat her at times but time ran out for al Baghdadi last month he blew himself up as US special forces moved in on his hide out in northwestern Syria I read a fall late
"baghdadi" Discussed on AP News
"In his final months on the run Islamic state group leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was nervous worried about traders and never without his suicide belt say the few who were close to him for months he kept the Yazidi teenager as a slave she told the AP he raped her frequently and beat her at times but time ran out for al Baghdadi last month he blew himself up as US special forces moved in on his hide out in northwestern Syria I read a fall late
"baghdadi" Discussed on AP News
"In his final months on the run Islamic state group leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was nervous worried about traders and never without his suicide belt say the few who were close to him for months he kept the Yazidi teenager as a slave she told the AP he raped her frequently and beat her at times but time ran out for al Baghdadi last month he blew himself up as US special forces moved in on his hide out in northwestern Syria I read a fall late
"baghdadi" Discussed on AP News
"In his final months on the run Islamic state group leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was nervous worried about traders and never without his suicide belt say the few who were close to him for months he kept the Yazidi teenager as a slave she told the AP he raped her frequently and beat her at times but time ran out for al Baghdadi last month he blew himself up as US special forces moved in on his hide out in northwestern Syria I read a fall late
"baghdadi" Discussed on Today in Focus
"The world is now a much safer place donald trump his taking all the credit for this and the comparing himself to Barack Obama under whose leadership the Americans killed Osama bin Laden what did you make of Donald Trump's tone in that press Franson Sunday trump was clearly reveling in the moment he was almost gloating who's making claims that I'm not entirely convinced would be substantial wanted by the video type would have to be tight because there wasn't an idea he died after running into a dead end tunnel whimpering and crying and screaming all the way to say that Baghdadi was whimpering in a corner I think might be abusive listen we lost since there he he did seem to see you know him himself in a kind of a sheriff's role who had got the bad guy and while they're there is no doubt that the it it did represent Kuti achievement I think many may have been fronted by the tone and the tone was that this was him that Donald was not these security establishment or the CIA or or the tree whose leaders here at times impugned the decisions that have been taken under his name certainly in the last month in my view and in the view of analysts do not make the region a safe place trump has prematurely declared that the Islamic state has been defeated but my direction as command or in chief of the United States we obliterated his caliphate one hundred percent and the US canal pickup it's bags leave that's news to his allies certainly those who he's abandoned in Syria and it's it's threatening allies in the region in the north of Iraq route in Baghdad itself is a very strong view that Islamic state will use the the next months and years with the US depositing to regroup and to reorganize and to come back as a particularly violent insurgency which fades off the political disenfranchisement that has been fostered in the region the asking of Saddam and the vacuum that has followed particularly for the Sunni sect that Isis stood up and said well in the absence of any real political leadership you we've got your back that message despite all the chaos of the last a decade or so we'll continue to resonate with some and that remains gripe danger to regional security isis has acknowledged back daddy's death let's but what will it mean for them they will be demoralized in the short term and aim any momentum that they were feeling in recent months will probably be derailed for a short time while Isis is relatively organized them on the ground level that it has leaper cells in place it it can agitate an and can cause disturbances in Baghdad and elsewhere the leadership itself is new generation and just how potent a threat it will be in the future very much depends on them do you think this killing could bring consequence Zits for America and the West does no doubt that Isis will attempt to avenge this they have to be an attempt to cause some kind of a terrorist spectacular ella attack somewhere in the world I I would have thought that US interests would be a tempting target whether they have the capacity to Kara that often largely depends on how successful the interdiction attempts have been against a sleeper cells and and a attack plots in recent years Western intelligence certainly seems to feel it's in a better place than it was I guess it remains to be saying just just affected they have been inspired more than just a jihadist organization in the Middle East a worldwide terrorist movement. What do you think his legacy is he did tap into a sense of disenfranchisement in these Sunni Arab world particularly followed the US invasion in two thousand three he was decide to the Sunnis of the region that you have been stripped of your rights of your dignities not just Iraq but in Lebanon way this Sony patron was was sesame in two thousand and five and Syria the census Sunni disenfranchisement is a very potent one remains so but Baghdad has also been the shred state authority he's been able to show that these police states in Iraq and elsewhere were a paper tigers in many ways win sustained ideology goes up against them that they fold so the the power of the state has been chipped away in it's been shown that whether it be street protests and surgeon Z. or unrest it can significantly test authority here he's also been able to very that security in the West isn't as watertight as we thought it would be and that western societies themselves have issues that's feed resentment did fade disenfranchisement and in so much so that they can lead to violent acts being committed against them so no matter where you look Baghdadi's legacy is one of division chaos disruption and violence it is pitched civilizations against each other and and it will take a long long time for those who've been displaced or affected by the briefing terrible Ryan of offices to really recover from this experience.
"baghdadi" Discussed on Today in Focus
"When I look back on covering Islamic state's over the last five years my overriding memory is is one of darkness one of Football living in fear and the ruins of their towns and cities or or sitting with them personally Martin Chiel reports on the Middle East for the Guardian he followed the rise of Isis as they claimed huge swathes of land in Iraq and Syria for their so called Caliphate he also followed their retreat as a force back out of the air they had held and thousands of fighters were killed or captured the hunt for one man continued the leader of Isis Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi who had inspired an organization responsible for dozens of atrocities across the globe on Saturday that hunt ended Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi is dead Guardian I'm Rachel Humphries Today infocus how the United States up with Abu Bakar Al by daddy Martin. Can you tell us about what happened on Saturday how did events unfold a convoy of helicopters arrived near the town of Borussia in northeastern Syria at a tiny town are they arrived shortly after twelve forty five in the morning as they descended There was ferocious gunfire from a compound was a new newly built house built about eighteen months ago and the house erupted with gunfire we believe that troops descended from the helicopters they storm towards the House and as they did so children came running toward awesome that'd been freed from within this house and there were also people shooting from the windows you according to the US president and also according to people on the ground are we are told that to people within the house detonated suicide belts they were wearing they press forward They were aware that the house had a tunnel network according to US officials they knew where the entrance to the tunnels were they avoided the front door they moved to the side of the House and down to some some points out into a stone yard and they detonated explosives would allowed them access to a tunnel complex we understand that around this time the most wanted man in the World Abaco Baghdad descended through a manhole from the floor of the House himself wearing a suicide vest he was with three of his children he walked to the end of it Donald he crouched there it was a dead end he could go no further a US military robot approached him dog sparked in the distance Soldi code out for him to surrender there was no response for several minutes and then a deafening explosion and we believe that Becker daddy the head of the Islamic state a man who had been hunted for the last six years detonated himself and murdered his three children who he was using his human shields how it's US troops confirm that it was Baghdadi the US have been down this road before we bin Laden with a up almost cowie in Iraq and some other high profile targets set the hit and Syria and they did have with them technicians forensic technicians who were carrying DNA of Baghdadi wisdom the Kurds say that they were able to steal a pair of backer Baghdad is underway Eh a big what paradoxes Oh my God and according to Donald Trump a match was made within fifteen minutes of mcdaddy dying so there was a clear forensic match in the field I do believe that they have their man and that there were some means of visually identifying him afterwards the pitches people may have seen of Abu Bakar by Daddy show mom sat cross-legged wearing a military vest with a weapon by his side it's the he was hey nobody nobody was was a complex man he was born Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim battery in a town north of Baghdad in nineteen seventy one lower middle class childhood he did quite well at school he was trained Aw Islamically developed more culturally and socially conservative than he was and I think he started to show his stripes at university when he committed himself very sensitively to Islamic studies shortly after that it was a a path to radical jihad which was brought on by the US invasion of Iraq a US led operation against Iraq is underway explosions and anti-aircraft fire erupted over by he formed a jihadi group of his own in two thousand and three and four and he was caught by the US military in Volusia in Iraq in February two thousand four at the house friend and he was taken to a US prison camp in the south of the country could Boca which was named after one of the fighters from nine eleven in New York and they're Baghdadi was was put amongst many hundreds of others al-Qaeda suspects many of them were ideologically very committed to the eh Selefija headquarters and Baghdadi set out his stall is someone who would be a future leader how did the time he spent in Cattolica shape him Baghdad he's nine months in Camp Buka were among the most important of his life he was able to his jailers into thinking that he was a reasonable calm man who could betray in disputes in the camp he got a good look at his enemy he spent a lot of time with us. God's when he was released nine months later he took that as a victory they never did know the character of the man that they had so when he was released in two thousand and four the Americans just didn't see him at he had been active in the Sunni insurgency pry and they certainly didn't know what he would go onto become but he rose to prominence and in two thousand ten became runas to Islamic state which were Al Qaeda al Qaeda in Iraq had morphed into this group they had become one of two main protagonists in the tequila bitter and vicious civil war which saw the two main sects of Islam pitched against each other the the Sunnis and the Shias the the Iraqi Sunni.
"baghdadi" Discussed on The Daily
"Uh-huh extent but he's there in a support role he's an aide he's an associate he's not the big guy yet and the first time that he turn that includes the following name would do do we later learn is known the Garrard that Baghdadi war before he took the name could just seven hundred or so members we WANNA flag from you tonight what may be an emerging genocide it goes on to rebuild itself under his leader except the Islamic Army known as Isis has seized vast territory in Syria and Iraq that by twenty fourteen they lead to LV minutes group training camps are open so is our battlefield a voice from across the Muslim world have offered their allegiance to a leader whose face it will probably never see and has group has seized an area of great and the moment in July of twenty fourteen when he addresses the citizens of his so-called Caliphate but would lead to all to see what them and we don't see him again publicly in a televised address again until this year twenty.
"baghdadi" Discussed on The Daily
"Rick Many who was Abakar al-Baghdadi Walker al-Baghdadi was callous of the Islamic state he was the leader of the terrorist group that at its height controlled territory the size of Great Britain in Iraq and Syria that drew in tens of thousands of recruits from one hundred countries forty thousand we believe and succeeded in carrying out attacks not just in Iraq and Syria not just in Paris and Brussels but in a total of at the last count I had forty different countries around the world so how does one become that how do you become the leader of a caliphate what my reporting has shown is that it's actually not what people say it was people think that he was radicalized at Camp Buka in the year two thousand four which is right after the US led invasion of Iraq when Baghdadi is picked up in a raid that was in fact aiming to get his brother-in-law he has taken to an American facility camp and then Camp Guca the theory goes he rubbed shoulders with the future leaders of the insurgency and it was there that he became radicalized through those people home and through his hatred of the American occupiers but this has been out in biographies back Daddy said by the top analysts in this field but in fact when you go and speak to the people who were incarcerated with him he realized that he showed up already radicalized through in order to understand who he is you have to back up and you have to go to I would say his childhood and his teenage years and what was his childhood like he came from from a modest family from village Alta Loma in central Iraq this is a village located in what is known as the Sunni heartland of the country and crucially he came from a family that was from something called the Bodry tribe in ultra-long and the Bhadra tribe traces its ancestry to the tribe of the Prophet Muhammad mcbeal and all that is family chose this one particular mosque that according to people that I spoke to in that neighborhood was not just any mosque it was a hobby ask the Wa hoppy strain of Tom is one of the most hardline the most austere the most conservative an early on in his upbringing you see two things you see one a real propensity towards religion towards his faith his childhood friends his classmates all talk about how they would be off on picnics. They'd be doing wheelies with their bikes in the street and he was at the mosque well and the second thing that you hear about him around. Adolescence is that he starts to be outspoken when he sees people around him who are in some way violating what he believes to be Islamic law he gets into a big fight with his next door neighbor when his next door neighbor gets a Tattoo Baghdadi was irate about that and he saw that as violation of Sharia Law and he let his name cornell he got bolder and bolder as he became older so in his later teenage years he started to even a braid and reprimand people the owner of the mosques that he attended this is somebody who was older than him and who was a mentor to but he went so far as to chastise that man when he began smoking telling him quote when you stand up and recite the prayer the smell of your breath will make the angels fly away it sounds like Baghdadi is getting more and more dogmatic is that right that's certainly seems to be what people around him are noticing but it's not yet at the point where it's really raising red flags so he graduates high school we were able to actually get his high school transcript and from that we gleaned that he was not a great student but even though he has his grades he manages to get into the University of Baghdad specifically in their Islam studies department and they're Sharia law department and he begins a religious education he doesn't have a lot of money and so he's supporting himself by teaching Koranic classes and her by becoming a preacher and an her mom at a local mosque and it's at this local mosque that another trait of Baghdadi comes to light people always described him as shy as reserved as taciturn but by this point he's now in his early twenties and these qualities that perhaps we're seeing as weaknesses when he was a child they're now being interpreted as a sign of discipline a sign of somebody who doesn't have a loose tongue who says only exactly what he has to say and nothing more it's around this time as well that he creates a soccer team but he becomes the coach off with his her coach he's a soccer coach and he was actually a pretty good player based on what other people said and I get that there's some dissonance their jihadist groups have in the past declared soccer to be something that was haram forbidden but there it was he was a good soccer player he enjoyed playing soccer but here's the twist I spoke to members of his soccer team and what's interesting is they said that they would play soccer and at the end of the practice he would call them altogether and at that point he would start handing out the flights that we're trying to propagate the tenets of hobby as long and one young man that I spoke two he was a teenager back when when this occurred he brought this pamphlet home to his family and parents flew into a rage pulled him from the soccer team because they saw this as as something inappropriate and as something that could be dangerous for their son so he was out of step I think with the culture around him and it also sounds like he was even then willing to take risks to be spreading these very hard line beliefs right more and more as he's becoming an adult you're seeing a man who is able to sit on the sidelines and just live his own faith in a private manner art he needs to co-opt people and turn them over to his interpretation of Islam and he feels the need to police the faith of others a need to tell others how to be good Muslims and a need to call out what he perceived as transgressions against that faith okay so what happens next in two thousand and three America begins an invasion of Iraq with its coalition partners people were dispersing nobody wanted to be in Baghdad at this point in time because they were expecting that there will be strikes and bombardments he goes back to Samara allegedly and less than a year later in early two thousand four he picked up influenza at the home of his brother-in-law who adopt point had picked up guns against the American occupation the way it's been described to me is that he was essentially picked up almost by mistake he was a hanger on to his brother-in-law who who had become radicalized so the first thing that happens according to his hello prisoners is that he was named the Emir of their tent at Camp Buka there were specific tents that had dozens of prisoners each and he gets named the Amir of his tent and under his Amir ship he very quickly starts to incite violence against Shia prisoners that are being held inside this compound to the point that she prisoners who were incarcerated there began to clamor out the gates asking the Americans to be moved once the she us were mostly removed from his tent he then turned his attention to his fellow Sunnis and he began actively police saying the way that they practice their faith why is your beard Sir Lord how many times did you pray today why don't you fast it's the middle of Ramadan and someone one anecdote that I was told is they caught somebody smoking in intent and Baghdadi gave the order that he needed to be held down and two of his fingers were cut off with a shank that had been made from the metal inside the air conditioning unit that they had in their tent while Ya and interestingly that punishment cutting off the two fingers was that held the cigarette that is a punishment that I later heard about in Mosul from people who are accused of smoking under Isis so that seems pretty extreme I mean how rare is this kind of behavior in the camp I think it's very extreme and I think that it points to an evolution that happened before he got Camp Buka because that's a pretty out there place to be to be doing that the thing in two thousand four in capital come how does he get out of this camp the Americans let him out and of two thousand four less than a year after they captured him unfortunately at that point in time the American led coalition had far bigger problems this has been tough weeks in that country coalition forces have encountered serious violence in some areas of Iraq our military commanders were Ford this violence is being instigated by three groups there was an insurgency that was exploding all over Iraq some remnants of Saddam's saints regime along with Islamic militants have attacked coalition forces in the city of volusia terrorists from other countries have infiltrated Iraq to incite and organize attacks suicide bombs going off hundreds of people were getting held and they were busy trying to contain the chaos that had been unleashed in this country and he's not even on their radar screen he's not on the radar screen and in fact he very much disappears from view this is kind of the black hole in Baghdadi's evolution where we know the least about this period but what is clear about this period when we look back and we start interviewing people who are members of the insurgency we realized that in fact he was working his way up the ranks organization all along I have spoken to members of the Islamic state of Iraq this is the group that preceded the Islamic state and already in two thousand six two thousand seven two thousand eight you are seeing him in the presence of senior leaders of the group that goes on to be reappears for coalition officials is in two thousand nine when they do a raid in the house of one of the leaders of the insurgency and they find a personnel Ross Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi and really just a year later in two thousand ten the penultimate leader of Isis is killed and back daddy is named leader.
"baghdadi" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
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"baghdadi" Discussed on Today, Explained
"This episode features some descriptions of violence none of it's terribly graphic but this is a heads up if you need it we will start in a moment Jen Williams caused Fox's worldly podcast the president goes by Abu Bekir al-Baghdadi that's his Kunia his war nickname basically he's the head Honcho of Isis he was the big guy in charge and he's dead was he from Chirac he grew up kind of middle class family in Iraq hues very religious growing up he actually did his master's thesis on this really obscure like medieval Koranic at texts interpretation and then the Iraq war happens first butcher second Bush second Bush. US invaded Iraq in two thousand three Iraq turns into chaos you have the US basically disbands the Iraqi military the Baathist regime and they can have all scattered there's no structure there's no military they're still security forces so the US is fighting all these different people on the ground it actually ends up arresting Abu Bekir Al Baghdadi in around two thousand and four and putting him in Camp Buka which is this really notorious US prison in Iraq and it basically aim this kind of terrorist training camp you see the way able to network in this facility and he comes out and basically a lot more connections and is really pissed off and then goes on to kind of basically exploits the chaos on the ground that preceded the Iraq war flash forward it creates this kind of really powerful organization kind of more out of this other organization al-Qaeda in Iraq and can turn into this thing he becomes a rising star and eventually consolidates power and takes over and then twenty fifteen happens isis takes over entire chunks of Iraq and Syria and he becomes was this monster this horrific figure who's giving speeches and calling for beheadings of people and calling for declaration of this caliphate so so he as the figurehead of Isis. So how does he go from like peak To hiding out in Syria basically the US decides to fight Isis because Isis starts carrying out attacks takes over again entire chunks of Iraq and Syria and then you know Isis starts inspiring attacks from you know homegrown extremist in the United States and in Europe so the United States is it is really serious thing and start fighting them and through the efforts of both the US but also Kurdish fighters on the ground our Kurdish allies is in Syria basically decimate the caliphate and and take it out so he goes to ground al-Baghdadi basically goes into hiding nobody really knows where he is everyone's trying to find the caliphates crumbling he's really like not very present he only would release videos maybe like once a year if that was mostly his spokespeople and the fighters on the ground who were not and he was just kind of like behind the scenes like the man behind the curtain pulling the strings but it turns out he was basically hiding in this compound and in with western Syria Syria that's controlled by Syria Syria that's controlled by that's mostly al Qaeda controlled area of Syria it's not the part of Syria we've been talking about out in previous episodes where the US is is the United States looking for him this whole time for the past five months or so there's been this kind of effort to try to locate him the summer basically forces captured one of his wives and a career so we essentially arrest and interrogate one of his wives and occur comport general information as to where he is and then we had this disaffected member who basically turned on assists and started becoming an informant for the Kurds and I was working with them for a couple of months these are the Kurds who've been helping isis feel betrayed yeah yeah they basically ended up in the past couple of weeks getting like very pinpointed location to wear Baghdadi was and they planned this raid on this compound the president described this raid in great detail yesterday during a press conference he gave what exactly happened as far as we know so as far as we know were basically some Delta force members so these are like the super elite fighting force we had eight helicopters and we had many other ships and planes it was a military dog or two there was a robot just in case because we were afraid he had a suicide vest on and if you get close to him and he blows it up you're going to die is really small force like fewer one hundred soldiers on the ground these eight helicopters take off from a base in Iraq they land it's this town called Barisha it's an province Syria three miles south of the Turkish border and they tried to call Baghdadi out first and said hey you know do you wanna come out and surrender he basically said no the US forces blast open side of the wall they go in that way Baghdadi escapes to these tunnels underground bunker tunnels system that ran underneath this house compound and he apparently took a wrong turn and went to a dead end and he had dragged three of his young children with him they were led to certain death he reached the end of the tunnel as our dogs chase I him down he ignited his vest killing himself and three children basically soldiers thank you dig through the rubble after the smoke clears and they find his remains they do a rapid DNA tests within fifteen minutes test results gave certain immediate and totally positive identification it was him and then finally as they were lifting off US fighter jets fired on bin Laden and the execution of Bin Laden with one glaring difference which is of course we have different president who handled the announcement a little different we yeah so if you remember if you don't remember I'll bring you back to it when we found out that Osama bin Laden had been killed Obama comes out to the podium he gives this very kind of tight short speech tonight I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted ration- that killed Osama bin Laden the leader of Al Qaeda and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder thousands of innocent men women UH and children gives barely any details about what happened just that there was this raid on this compound he talks about how we're not at war with this Lomb you know we're at war with these very specific terrorists and then he leaps and that's it now trump on the other hand comes out and gives a little bit of a statement whereas night the United States brought the world's number one terrorist leader to Justice Abu Bakar Albuque- dotty is dead and then proceeds to take questions for the next forty minutes in which she says all kinds of stuff I got to watch it along with General Milley you've vice president pence others in the situation room and we watched it so clearly I'd like to dog it was intense yeah he describes him as like a coward and crying and whimpering and running down the tunnels and killing himself and it was basically what you would expect from trump but it's not what you would expect from a US president he thinks Russia which people thought was kind of weird but but we actually had to fly over Russian military controlled territory actually makes sense he divulges all these like really complicated details about the raid talking about the donald the compound the tunnels were dead end for the most part there was one we think that wasn't but we had that cover to just in case this was like it was named for Kayla Mueller the US aid worker who was abducted and repeatedly raped by Baghdadi himself before she was killed so they named the rate after her so do you would hope at least the president would have a little bit more kind of understanding of the tone and the sombre nature of the moment what does this actually mean for Isis is the debt the album daddy a big blow to the organization so yes and no he was the figurehead he was the founder of Isis right so symbolically yes it's a big deal operationally not so much because the way terrorist organizations in particular isis operate is that they devolve power significantly two different cells branches right so by that measure the organization is still able to operate without him and then you have to talk about the the US forces right you're still leaving Syria this doesn't change that we're going to be keeping some troops to protect the oil from Isis but we're not gonNA have an active force on the ground we're not gonna be working with the words to fight Isis so I think that actually even more than Baghdadi is probably the impact we're gonNA see on Isis.
"baghdadi" Discussed on Post Reports
"Known since twenty fourteen that there potentially would be a moment where the military would announce a capture or kill operation against Baghdadi Missy Ryan covers Pentagon for the I I was out for dinner with friends on Saturday night and it was around nine thirty or ten when I got an email from my editors flagging tweet the trump had just put out saying something very big has just happened and it was this cryptic tweet and everyone just started to scramble I got on my bike state leader last night the United States brought the world's number one terrorist leader to Justice Abu Bakar Dr al-Baghdadi is dead he wasn't killed by American forces he detonated a suicide vest in an underground tunnel where he was with rivets children and so that was the outcome of the operation and really the culmination of a five year hunt a more than five-year hunt against the perhaps most wanted terrorist leader in the world he was founder and leader of Isis the most ruthless and violent terror organization anywhere in the world The united states has been searching for Baghdadi for many years capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the top nationals security priority of my administration.
"baghdadi" Discussed on What A Day
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"baghdadi" Discussed on What A Day
"A sense of what impact this is actually going to have yeah it's unclear what this specific rate and depth of Al Baghdadi will lead to in the future for Isis itself they were fairly angry in the weeks before this but we're going to continue to track this as we learn a bit more about the raid and what happens in the next coming days and weeks four years of Latin in highschool stupid move remember anything literally not a bit well okay babble actually teaches real life conversations he's not dead like with conversation but you can choose from fourteen different languages including Spanish French Portuguese and German Babbel's designed to quickly get you speaking your new language with it or download the APP today that's Babbel B. A. B. B. E. L. dot com or download the APP to try it for free babble speak a new language with competence Weber which not only takes ten times less water to produce cotton but is more breathable and cool to the touch so you can sleep at the perfect temperature all night long.
"baghdadi" Discussed on What A Day
"For fusion rest in peace MTV news and more interesting clued culture stomach issues and the Internet and I'm getting resnick I go by getting online the political reporter who has been covering this craziness almost half a decade now most recently I was writing about Democrats the left and the twenty twenty president go electric each day will be sifting through the flood news to help you understand what stories matter and why hopefully the show makes keeping up with all the chaos and crimes and cool stuff people are doing a little bit easier all right so enough about US kick it all off we've got some big stories to cover today the leader of Isis has been killed by US special forces in Syria wildfires raging in California and so our power outages and and we'll bring you some headlines President Trump announced on Sunday morning that a raid in Syria this weekend has resulted in the death of a Boubacar al-Baghdadi the leader of the Islamic state marking a major foreign policy achievement for his administration according to the President al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest alongside three of his children after being chased down a tunnel military dogs and this is an operation that has been months in the making the New York Times reported on Sunday that details about the Isis leaders whereabouts came from the interrogation of one of Albuquerque he's wives and a courier over the summer Gideon the United States has been trying to track down Al Baghdadi since he came to prominence twenty fourteen when Isis started taking over regions Syria and Iraq album daddy notably used the internet as a means of spreading terrorist ideology in unprecedented ways to radicalize people online a lot of the conversation has centered around how the president rolled out this announcement what did he say about the rate exactly yeah the first thing that we learned was from a tweet like most things with the trump administration on Saturday tonight the president said something very big just happened on twitter we had to wait a number of hours until Sunday morning when he had a press conference that sort of went through the details of this raid in sort of graphic and specific detail the president borrowing a turn of phrase that is used for dozens of people in all kinds of situations said that Al Baghdadi died like a dog I'm not sure still what the like dog phrase man dog actually die it seems insensitive the dog got injured I believe so yeah but still an odd turn of phrase that he likes us all the time here's a clip from that press conference this is the biggest there is this is the worst staffer Osama bin Laden was big but Osama bin Laden became big with the World Trade Center this is a man who built a whole as would like to call it a country Caliphate yes so this is a part of the press conference where the president is comparing what happened in this raid to CBS raids namely the one that killed Osama bin Laden during Obama's administration the president also went on to call bin Laden tall handsome and charismatic old in unnecessary yeah part of this sort of mangled explanation of why he thought what he had done was incredibly important it which you know it was trump handled the moment by making it largely about himself and like we're saying here also kind of comparing it to other administrations but drawing that line of saying this was a bigger deal than bin Laden was one of the sort of noteworthy and stranger moments from it aside from the spectacle of trump's announcement and the press conference members of Congress on both sides of the aisle generally took it as good news but there are some concerns from democratic leadership so what's that about yeah mostly the Democratic leader ship has been raising concerns that trump did not inform many congressional leaders that this raid was going to take place he said during his Sunday press conference that he withheld information because he was concerned about potential leaks that if he had told all the leaders on Saturday night perhaps it would have gotten out inevitably the story actually I did get out from various sources before trump had the press conference on Sunday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that the death of Al Baghdadi was quote significant the death of this Isis leader does not mean the death of Isis now she and the other Democrats were the ones who are sort of expressing dismay that they were not briefed about wow this was actually happening the gang of the group of congressional leaders from both parties who are normally informed of intelligence activities from the president were not in this case trump did tell too pins one of whom chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee historically though this is done for oversight purposes now these are not exactly equivalent situations the raid that killed al Baghdadi and the one in two thousand and eleven for Osama bin Laden but when the Obama ordered the strike to capture and kill Osama bin Laden in in May of two thousand eleven the House Intelligence Committee chairman at the time Republican Mike Rogers told reporters that the administration had in fact been keeping them updated all right so this is an important moment but what does Al Baghdadi death mean for the future of Isis trump may destroying isis a huge focus of his administration but do we have obviously experts always sort of tend to have cautioned here when they say that threats of these terrorist groups are not necessarily completely eliminated win the leader of the terrorists fits or killed that was the case with bin Laden as well though the important context to hear is that part of the broader trump foreign policy mission has included early this year us-backed forces declaring victory over the caliphate after Isis had controlled a landmass that was once the size of Great Britain he wants you know obviously huge in the region of Iraq and Syria also Spencer Ackerman National Security reporter for the daily beast and others have pointed out Alba Daddy would not have even risen without the Bush administration's in invasion of Iraq and destabilization of the region so Democrats and Republicans both have trumpeted these kinds of successes with language suggesting that they are turning points before right but meanwhile it's usually ends in our doesn't end it's like a forever wore that wages on and on and on and keeps producing these kinds of extremists right and critics of the president's recent region to withdraw American forces from Syria are also saying now that an operation like the one that killed al-Baghdadi lends credence to the idea of even having those troops there in the first place and Sunday New York Times reports suggested that the removal of those troops led the Pentagon actually speed up their plan for what was described as it's kind of risky night operation so it kind of seems like given the early responses now Republicans are more likely to give trump some cover on foreign policy where.
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"That's the value of performance Northrop Grumman from WTO in Washington DC. This is target USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country. North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous. Terrorist DC is repeatedly mentioned someplace. They would like to see an attack signed criminal success. America as a target on its back. And on this program, we investigate the threats. The people behind them, the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target USA the national security podcast. In Hamdala Maduhu you knew who wanna Stanfield I'm Jay. Jay green after almost a year of silence on August twenty. Second twenty eighteen ISIS leader. A boo background Baghdadi released a fifty five minute long audio message admitting the group has been conquered, but extolling his fighters to keep at it. He encouraged them to form an insurgency much different from the thirty to forty thousand person army that rolled through Syria and Iraq in twenty fourteen brutally killing innocent men, women and children taking women and children hostage making women into sex slaves, beheading journalists, and humanitarian workers. It's a far cry from what it used to be and a lot more than it's going to be if the US led coalition gets its way on this episode. We talked with Colonel Shaw. On Ryan about the final battles in the middle Euphrates river as they set up what's most likely to be the end of ISIS in Syria. We started operation roundup quite a few months ago, and we went into different phases right now were in face three in the lower Euphrates river valley. We started in the middle Euphrates river valley in addition area and our further down south and heading towards hodgin as the last major military operation for the Syrian democratic forces. So they're preparing for the fence of right now going to get underway a quite soon. They have been enabling safe passage of civilians to leave hodgin, which is the last ISIS stronghold there and also ensuring that the ISIS fighters attempting to flee the area or apprehending or apprehended. In the remainder of the northeast Syria area. Local internal security forces are securing cities through law enforcement and counter idea titties which enables civilian stabilization efforts to continue. And of course prevents the resurgence of ISIS. So that's Syria in a nutshell in Iraq that Iraqi security forces are securing the country. And of course pursuing any ISIS remnants that are on going, there's a lot of desolate and hard to govern areas such as the remote desert of the on bar or the mountains in crook, diaspora, and Saleh al-deen and ice have continues to locate and identify and destroy any ISIS remnants in those areas. So so far I assess has been doing very well. They're collected a fifty suspected terrorists in over five hundred ID's in this month alone, and they just opened up a very busy road between or Beal and CRA cook in time for Eden. Barak. So the folks can go across that road. So that has helped a lot as well. So still a lot of work to do, but there's a lot of progress in the area Colonel. How would you describe the strength of ISIS at this point? One of the things that we engaged with secretary of defense, James Mattis at the Pentagon yesterday and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general Joseph Dunford about was a report that ISIS possibly has thirty thousand fighters or people involved engaged with them, and they both doubted that that reporting. And so do I just based on what I've seen and heard, but what are you see. Well, that report came out. I got asked about that quite a bit as well. Probably about a week ago. We said from the beginning, we thought those numbers were very high. Although it's tough to dispute him because I don't know the methodology used behind those numbers. But normally when I get asked, what are the ISIS numbers? It's usually in the middle Euphrates river valley. And we've been saying from the starts around fifteen hundred, and I'll continue to say it's probably right now between thousand fifteen hundred. So I can only make an assumption that they were counting fighters, their families, infrastructure, logistic personnel, things of that nature..