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"baltics poland" Discussed on The Current
"NATO is not always aligned in in their support for Ukraine When it comes to Ukraine being a transit country energy plays a role in all of this obviously Ukraine in my. I believe we'll continue to play a role as a transit country but that role will diminish There's active building of several Oh pipelines no the only the famous norstrom too. But we're also talking about Dirk Stream. Turks remains an audit pipeline at actually goes through Turkey so you know it. It is a very complex. Jill geopolitical game issue And I am not sure you know where where things will will will end for Ukraine Especially if Europeans and Americans Do not entirely have Ukraine's back on this issue seems to me that the cost for Ukraine Creighton will be pretty high. Let's put the focus now more a more on Russia or thrown. You were already talking about Russia. I want to ask you about another development yesterday. The World Anti Doping Agency banned Russia from international sports events for four years following allegations that Russian officials tampered with that in a Moscow lab. Russia's says it's going to appeal. Can you help us. Connect the dots between Russia's behavior in the world of sports and geopolitics when we look at Russia it is a strange combination nation with a claim to be winners and victims at the same time that they are out playing the West but at the same time they are in circles in their pressure in this is why they moved Sukran because they feared Western encroachment in and enlargement but the reality is that the Putin regime has been operating on the kind of fantasy the seat a superpower fantasy which is manifested in aggressive assertive actions on its borders and this plays of sports supremacy supremacy and this is why doping was not something that the surprised anyone in the sports world. It is all about politics. You look at and what Russia's spent at associate was obscene over fifty billion dollars showcase which was really a white elephants and so the useful sport. It's part of trying to build the image Russia to create an impression. The Russia is superpower or is going to be a superpower again. It won't be has onto forty-three but people it's nominal rigidity is only that of of of Italy's Russia will fight very hard to try to appeal of this but even if he doesn't succeed it will look for subterfuges and that is it will try to insert its athletes on their Other guises us they could come and participate Not under the Russian flag. They did that before. And some who have been disappointed by decision By Anti Doping Agency that it did not ban athletes across the board. Some suggested that that is what should have happened not to allow this kind of entry deceptive huge for for Russia. That's my money. We heard oral brown talk earlier about the domestic support for Putin at this point And the international moves. He seems to be making when you see this the banning of the athletes. When you you see the situation with Ukraine when you see the the Russia being under investigation for meddling in foreign elections how does the Russian Russian government sit with its own people right now? Well it's always hard to tell you. I mean Russia controls the government at least eighty percent of of media. So it's very difficult. And we know what happens to free-thinking journalists They're killed whether it's abroad or at home and so it's really difficult to get a sense of exactly what the Russian people feel. I think there is support for Putin. Don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting that There isn't and I think there is a part of this enormous ormuz historical Kind of imagery that's being evoked throughout all of The political incidents that are happening inside Russia outside outside that this is some great empire that is being denied its rightful place in history. As Professor Brown mentioned you know plays this victim And yet is very much at declining power. Our but yet suggests that all of the actions from the the banning of their athletes to what's happening in Ukraine to The Way Putin's been sanctioned end and all the the global sanctions on it is really about trying to deny Russia's rightful place in history that it's a a great empire that's being denied an opportunity and this is a way of punishing Russian athletes. Obviously they see this solely through a political lens. In fact some of the commentary that's coming out in Russia today was really about the timing of this particular announcement and The banning of athletes a somehow attempt to basically undermine Putin in negotiations and The Normandy summit so you know Putin has always tried to basically frankly so case abroad To make himself look good and this is unfortunately the way You know he thinks he gets this kind of respect as a state leader. You know. It's only by a showing. How how the western European countries have problems with migration they have problems with diversity all the sort of progressive ideals of liberal democracy? I see are basically undermining it from within. I mean just have to watch. RT unfortunately for a few hours to see this common theme Russia today being a Russian state television that's broadcast abroad. It's English language as well Brunel attire. I'm also in the Times that I've been reporting in Russia I've noticed it largely outside outside of of the city's Arts Moscow. People love Putin because he is a strong man and I'm wondering whether that is still holding whether people did you him with that kind of art or or whether that is wearing thin no well I think Strong people are being respected. It's a in Russia not the only today but also historically If you only imagine Russia is a massive country. Just look at it on the map And especially so you when in the nineties when Russia was hurting democratic experiences. There's a sentiment that This really didn't work well for the for the average person in the the streets for the people and so there is a sentiment that's to manage this immense landmass. You need to have a strong leader. You need to have a century entry centralisation of power so I think that Perhaps we can argue that the support for Putin's autocratic style may well be because democratic experiments of the nineties didn't really work out way that's some would have hoped for in Russia and how Europeans live next door to Russia generally enderle feel about about Russia's behavior across the board You know it's a complex spectrum. I would say Obviously one thing. We cannot change sitting here in. Europe is the fact that Russia is geographic neighbor This is simply something. We cannot change whether we like it or not So there must be some sort of dialogue with his neighbor And even in real life when you have a dispute with your neighbor or you don't agree with your neighbor you will need to try some sort of Modus Vivendi Of course those that are close to the border with Russia. I'm talking about countries in the Baltics Poland Day Rightfully so are of course concerned for their security because of the predictability of Russian behavior those are further removed from the Russian border generally generally tend to be more open to a dialogue With with Russia so I think what we see here. In Ukraine sorry in Europe is is some sort of divisive approach between countries that won't a strong deterrence and to basically address Russian escalation strategies versus versus. Does that are in favor of really dialogue and conversation with Russia and do not necessarily see Russia as threat to their security right or Brown. What do you? I think that we will see in terms of Russia's influence on the world stage in two thousand twenty they will certainly try to disrupt because this is with the forte. Not of the Putin regime is and so they will claim shouldn't external victor's prod and probe the West but but it doesn't really help them domestically I'm not as pessimistic about the prospects for long-term democracy Russia's some of the people are because the dictatorship is not worth the social contract with Mr Putin's unraveling. The standard of living is not growing Russia. Stagnating economically there is a lot of dissatisfaction. People may not understand Jeffersonian democracy but they do understand that the system does power vertical descript. Accuracy is simply not what's working Putin survived for an awfully long time longtime but nothing lasts forever and what we know from this stream of Countries in eastern nice to your analysis where things can unravel and they can unravel quickly and Mr Putin himself is not immoral His in his sixties and one Ten CanNot Continue Stein's law than it stops Stops going on and we see all sorts of disturbing signs. He tries this kind of political magical realism realism. Where he combined thirty precedent with the ridiculous to create an image but it is subject to tone loss of diminishing returns? That's my money. Same question and to you. What would you think we'll see in terms of Russia's influence and behavior in in the new year unfortunately we're going to get more of the same Again this idea of sewing KS US abroad to make it look good is really a way to also You know make Putin not just seeing like the strong man but also the bearer of stability inside the country and you know there's this the famous idea that You know the Russians often choose the TV over the fridge. This idea that you know they're they much prefer having A STRONG MEN ON TV who projects Russian power brings back feelings of the Russian Empire over the fridge. which is more of the economic issues? But I agree with Professor Serb-run You know the economic you know kind of future for Russia does not look good. It's an economy that hasn't diversified overly dependent on oil. Oil prices are art declining. And frankly it doesn't have a lot of solution for a lot of young people The young I think activists that are out there continue to show up and we saw on municipal elections in Moscow. Recently you know youth really kind of objecting to the way politics are being presented to them by Putin so I think there's also generation generational channel change there but the economy is I think one that is Frankly not not emblematic of rising empire. It is very much a declining power. Four and it's going to have to come to some change of that social contract all right we will have to leave it. There certainly bears watching in the new year. Thank all three of you thank you you ruined. Oletta is a senior fellow of security and defence at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Brussels Aurel Braun is professor of international relations and Political Science at the University of Toronto and best mom. Mamani is a senior fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation and a professor of political science at the university city of Waterloo for more C._B._C.. PODCASTS GO TO C._B._C. Dot C._A. Slash podcasts..
"baltics poland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Hear some of the other news stories. We're keeping an eye on today the. US presidential candidate Comma Harris has dropped her bid. The cofounders of Google have stepped down from parent company alphabet although they retain places on the board and for the first time this has ton. Prize has been awarded collectively to all four shortlisted artists. Now to the top story of this program world leaders are in London this week to commemorate NATO's seventieth birthday off day and for summit to determine the future path of the military alliance but the organization is coming under unprecedented pressure. It's been criticized by Emmanuel macron currently being brain dead Donald Trump doesn't appear to be interested in the defense of Europe. Another Turkey is blocking in NATO defense plan for the Baltic states and Poland unless unless the alliance supports its efforts to defeat Syrian Kurd forces on. Its borders. This is led to accusations of blackmail much to utterance fury well. Joining me. Down Online is Hannah loosened a Smith Istanbul correspondent for the Times. How much of an issue is Turkish leader Tire Erdman's attitude towards the Balkans? I mean I think it is a it is a huge problem. The aligned saying the the the Baltics and Poland is really a weak spot on NATO's frontier with Russia's the point where Russia could very easily medal or greg against against the alliance and we've seen NATO bumping up three presents Sarah over the past few years now Tassos based in in all the Baltic states Poland. They wanting to be. That's up even more now. It's not so much. The problem of tangibly not being able to put the troops on the ground would be blocking it. But it's this very very visible rift within the alliance which is exactly what he wants. He wants to show that there are weaknesses within the NATO alliance and that it's not a strong credible will Force against him. So so this is a really big problem. If they launch my al-Amin Putin's at the four again. When it comes to the F thirty five advanced fighter jets and the fact that talkies ordered from Russia? Exactly the same thing here so take. He was kicked out of the F. Thirty five fighter jet program in the summer after delivery delivery of the Russian S. four hundred missile defense system This is a purchase which was first mooted in twenty-six seen when when prisons auden President Putin reconciled following a diplomatic row. And it was the start of a kind of ever placing relationship between these two leaders and again. This is exactly ZAC person wants I. I don't think it's the case that Putin wants to answer. Take Turkey out of the alliance altogether and in fact. I think that's almost inconceivable but what is really good for him is these constant conflicts At the heart of NATO these constant kind of rows Xavier commitments and over And everything's yes. Four hundred which keep the alliance focused on kind of small details rather than the biggest strategic issues. I mean Putin may want Turkey to stay within NATO but is given these issues. Is there any chance that NATO might kick Turkey out. I don't really think now. Supposedly I mean I think if you want to look at why Turkey is so vitals NATO I told just look at where it is where it's positioned on a map. It's bang in the middle of Russia of the Middle East and of Europe and it's the reason why it was asked to join in nineteen fifty two is because of that because it's a really important kind of buffer bulwark against chaos in those regions now with With patient becoming increasingly aggressive with Russia's flexing muscles ticked in the Black Sea and Baltic region. That rationale is really is is ever so I think it's hugely unlikely that NATO would kicked her out on the other hand is what I think is huge unlikely that Turkey would ever pull out of NATO uh-huh plays rows for his own domestic and it allows him to silver pairs. Stroman appears really important leader on the world stage which back home in Turkey. But also if you look at opinion polls in Turkey about NATO. You'll find that still a a small majority of people you say that they want to stay within the alliance and also at the at the political and diplomatic level. When I speak to people and Ankara behind the scenes they say that NATO is essential central for Turkey is a key part of its defence and security policy? But the question is you know how long can carry on making these kind of problems problems and I think what we are more likely to see as more actions like the F thirty five actions of blocking Turkey out from certain parts of Of of what the alliance does and didn't self is damaging. I mean as you say. Quite a lot of the other ones anti-nato rhetoric is about servicing. His domestic agenda end does it work. But how is NATO viewed from Turkish perspective. It does work. And I think it's less about NATO per se than than about out the US as I mentioned to fully surveys show that Turks still you know overwhelmingly are in favor of remaining within NATO. I think the key thing is the anti-american sentiments within Turkey which has been running particularly high since Twenty sixteen in the failed coup in Turkey which presentation on has presented as you know America having something to do with certainly America harboring the people who plotted that K- On again with the with what happened in Syria recently obviously the. US has been backing the Kurdish militias in Syria which presentation on is now launch mature oppressions repressions against so I think this is the k plays really well in. Turkey is kind of stalking his anti-american sentiment. So I think that's what everyone is aiming for. When he shows up to the NATO summits in in London and start saying well you know unless NATO recognizes the why? PG that the Kurdish webpages a terrorist group. THEM WE'RE GONNA blow town in the Balkans. I don't think it's against NATO per se. I think it's more more so anti-american sentiment and more earned around trying to show how powerfully is is on the world stage and will he get his way in this instance. That's a really good question. I mean I think it's I think it's really unlikely likely that we're going to see NATO. Putting out some kind of communicated as he wants saying you know the white beaches I organization in the US the most most powerful member of the kind of cornerstone of the lines has been partnering with with the Kurdish Y PG for the past five years On continues to do so in northeastern Syria has been the main ground alike and sizes. We will also seeing macron yesterday saying that you know the the number one priority of NATO should be Isis and should be defeating terrorism and we saw him lashing out Turkey saying that Turkey appears to be partnering with Proxima Vices in in Syria area. So I think it's very very unlikely that that one is going to get what she wants to now front but as I said before it is it is a problem with NATO if if if take continues to block Block the plans for the Baltics Poland. So I think while the kind of leaders squabble around the table in London I think behind the scenes You know the kind of technocrats and and the The officers in NATO going to be scrambling to find a creative way around this problem. Um I mean you mentioned chump macron and I mean so Turkey is not the only threat to the organization arguably Donald Trump is much more dangerous. He's now said the president macron's remark about NATO being brain. Dead was a very very nasty statement. Could it be that this very flip-flopping poses a risk. You're absolutely and again for the same reason as I as I mentioned at the start for pitching. It's great to have these really visible rifts within the NATO reliance on these kind of inter alliance arguments that detract attention from the bigger issues but I think also you know what we have to understand and is it. NATO is an organization that works to levels obviously at one level. You have the politicians in the leaders because you know as as an alliance of broadly liberal democracies or at least democracies is elected leaders. Who Have you know the the maintain final say but also behind the scenes? Human Nature is made up of of only officials and officers And that people so keeping the alliance going on a day stay level. Oh and what's interesting is when I speak to people inside NATO speech the to the officers this huge amount of corporation going on with Turkey and tech. He's taking part in NATO operations all the time in NATO says exercises old time So you know on a day-to-day level. You know NATO who is still functioning age just at this political level which is still important and is still very symbolic posted in terms of polcy direction that these documents are going on so I think the problem at the moment is one of symbolism Rothman Day to day functioning Kinda. Thank you very much. Indeed that's listened to Smith in Istanbul. Meanwhile NATO leaders meet Russia. China and run have announced joint naval exercises at a time that seems perfectly judged to exploit those fractures in the internal organizational relationship. Let's hear Solano Professor at King's College London. An expert on Asian defense is on the line. Unless you're how is Iran leading the charge to bring together American foes China and in Russia. In what looks to be a counter alliance to NATO were. I would say that more than a candidate allowance. What we on? It's a story that goes back to September when these jobs were first announced its day much linked to the tensions between Iran and the United United States particularly in the Gulf area the first announcement for the naval drills came in a way that it was just just after the United States had announced an increased military footprint in the Gulf area and had completed a very lengthy lengthy attempt if you want to create a coalition of international actors to increase naval presence in the Gulf in wooded happened around the Strait of during the SAMBA. Say to understand where we are now. We need to go back to that point in time where tensions between Iran and the United States were very high. I think is interesting. Is that the naval drills will confirmed this week when Russian senior naval the military was visiting Iran. And I suppose that the same Wayne September Iran to descend to stage with this redubbed you'd announcing this initiative confirming it this week as related certainly to Russia using the tensions between Iran and United United States and Iran being happy to do so descend a wider signal to NATO as well. What is really interesting? Any of these entice story is how China is. Looks like the surface of things as the reluctant ally. If you want joining the Naval Jill but not sending ships specifically for it rather a re daas king assets deployed in the Gulf already so perhaps not quite as committee it does it allies. I think they definitely did a difference. In behavior whereby for the Russia's opposed to send a counter statement eight went to NATO whether Tease Authority alliance or whether it is NATO can have some spots. We are an aborted influencing influencing factor in Middle East Affairs Subsidy Daddy's not the sort of similar message that the Chinese sending it. It is interesting that they are joining it but at the same time doing it's.
"baltics poland" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"Hello everybody and thank you for tuning into Liberty Report today Daniel make atoms are co host. Then you'll good to see you. How are you this morning after Paul? Hi I'm doing very well. Thank you and You have a little bit of Hoarseness. But you said you are ray and raring to go. I will do my best so good so we have a doctor in the house. In case you need help probably do well anyway. A there's a some other people need help and you know we don't believe in euthanasia but here here we have an announcement somebody's brain dead or something is brain dead. Ed should we pull the plug on. That sounds pretty serious stuff. If if people don't like that and I get into trouble over this I'm going to say it was your idea. Yeah but what we're referring to is. You know a little squabble going on between our president who used to not like NATO and with with With the French. The French President Macron and They're getting ready to meet and trump do it. Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out. Trump trump hated NATO. We should get out of it and yelling and screaming and the French one time did get out of it undertake all that was great. I remember that that time and now here it is. The French aren't too happy with NATO and Across its brain dead. What are we gonNA do with it? We don't have a job. Uh of course. We'll talk about the what he what he thinks he wants to do with it. But but anyway trump's response is oh. That's lovely. I'm glad you caught up to me. I'm glad are you a joy. You agree with me. No he says. Why are you picking on NATO D- they're my best friend best friends in NATO but I I think the friends of trump would say he has a strategy? And you're here to explain that strategy and wh wait. What's he scheming for but anyway it's routine? There's nothing a whole lot different. You know attack and then they become best friends. I mean whether it's North Korea. The there's only one in place that trump hasn't pulled that I think is with Iran. He's never he's never said anything. Nice about it Ron. And even in this episode You know at the seventieth anniversary now of NATO you know there there's no kind words said for for Iran and that's why people should stay unified but there's no doubt and I know you know this history so well is NATO you know did have at least the stated purpose even though You Know Robert Taft Senator Robert Half objected to get in NATO's on. It was a bad thing for us. Yeah but but still they said that was the key piece in Europe. But you know in the last few years since we've been doing this program NATO hasn't had many battles to fight in Europe. You know a closest thing to being really involved with the token token support they gave for the coup in Ukraine. You know European Union and NATO wanted to get rid of the elected leader so but NATO so still busy. I mean we have to keep keep the budget going. We have to buy more weapons and tanks and case there is a war. So how could you have this equipment and didn't use it so guess what our government and it's not trump. It's all the all our presidents and it's all the deep state that we have to go hither and Yon Finding finding a battle to fight in. We've been in Afghanistan and various places and we throw our weight around so but it's interesting now to see this. USC SQUABBLE AT NATO. I think it's a sign that NATO is very very weak. I do not think is a sign that the plug will be pooled. Oh but someday effectiveness will be pooled and I think we're approaching that time. Yeah and the meeting. Is this week to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Alliance of course thirty years later than the whole purpose of the alliance has disappeared which is the Soviet Union but sparks flew today between macron and trump trump. Because as you point out macron said earlier well he said last month. That what we're seeing here is the brain death of NATO the US the US is pursuing unilateralist host track and we Europeans need to really work to develop our own military strategies and capabilities. But he asked a key question in this interview Juneau's interview. He did with the economist he said. Who is the enemy today and who will and what will article five mean tomorrow? Those are super key questions. And of course Jen Stoltenberg. NATO's secretary general said macron is very insulting by even questioning this. But it's interesting. What happened today? The two of them were standing on stage. Age Trump and macron and trump card a little feisty to macron the chromos doing some pushback trump said macron. Would you like some Nice Isis fighters. I could give them to you. You can take everyone you want and macron got pretty ticked off but then trump continued the one that benefits the least from NATO is the United States we are helping Europe. Unite and go against a common foe may not be at fo. I can't tell you. Interestingly enough even even as the attacks macron he's proving the point he saying I don't know who the foe is you know but but trump did claim a victory of sorts. And that's why he's not quite okay. So harsh about NATO. He's convinced Canada another country to cough up. They haven't done it yet but they have agreed to put more money. which would relieve the the Number of dollars that we have to give in but they talked about making all our allies pay their feel for bills. But that's that's been going on for a long time. I don't think that is going to change but The policy will be forced to change because we don't have we don't have a strategy. We don't have a goal we don't know why we the NATO exists and In trump puts in the worst he puts it in when he's talking to To mccrone is this. Is this very nasty. You talk about this so I would say that that it's not exactly the best of diplomacy but I guess there's one thing that might even be worse is fancy diplomacy it is one hundred percent insincere conniving to do great harm Maybe maybe we could say well at least is on the table and I think that might be one of the traits of trump. That people like you know shoot from the hip and all at least we hear something different. And I think people like that and certainly Some of the things that trump said over the years about political correctness. You know it. It touched a nerve with a lot of people. So it's this. This is not going to end. You know the French were out of NATO. That was in sixty six. We got they got out of out of NATO militarily speaking but they never fully back in two thousand nine in the headquarters for NATO was his in France. I remember all the world's falling apart. The Soviets are going to invade Europe and all these kind of thing but You know if we'd have never touched it never kept troops there. What makes anybody think that it would have have been overrun by Soviets with the Russian? They I mean they were not able to do that all they had to do. was you know if they wanted to have some agreements find to protect protect Europe but You know this whole idea was commercialism and war profits and power and it coincided. Oh I did you know that was part of US building our empire so I think NATO has s has the UN been an arm of the American Empire. At times. I even believe achieved total victims from these these group but no I think I think they're an asset to the empire because we have the dollars and we have the weapons opens and we still have economic cloud but The sentiment in endorsement for the United States that run empire and use these organizations. That's coming linked to an yeah. It is provide NATO provides a fig leaf for. US foreign policy action going back to Serbia nineteen ninety nine they had no business being involved in that it all has the cover of NATO in Afghanistan. NATO's involved you know. And it's it gives the Europeans this kind of sense this illusion that their partners but they're not partners they tag along with whatever Washington demands. But you know we both saw written by. John Locke Land of WHO's on our academic advisory board. There's an old friend of mine. He has a great piece on NATO. At seventy we SORTA stole a little bit from title but he makes the important point that he said that Macron mccrone even had to ask. Who's the enemy shows? How badly NATO has lost the plot you know? They don't even know the enemy. He talks about macron caused a stir because macron answered the question saying is not Russia China and by doing that he breaks with NATO's real the purpose of the Baltics and Poland freaked out because they still believe the enemy is is is is Russia but it's in Laughlin always point also points out that even NATO's own documents They're they're talking about challenges and not enemies there officials strategic concepts John and says I'm quoting it. Sounds like piglet in Winnie the Pooh frightened of everything and this is from the document. Terrorism piracy ethnic violence inadequate economic reform threats threats to energy supplies arms liberation drug traffic cyber-attacks lease so everything they put in a basket. This'll natal care of just looking for a purpose or this central purpose isn't even there any long. That's right and of course Jon made a bit of fun about seeing that direction of the NATO should continue view any imbalance all of the fighting of the terrorists in you know in that's That is of course So misused its overblown they. Don't I understand why there are terrorists and then they Never measure the cost of as far as I'm concerned the biggest cost in fighting terrorism is when you go on an airplane fly. TSA and abusive. Our liberties in that's getting worse are patriot. Act on more is always terrorism. So yes there are problems Out there but for NATO to come in and think that they can help us on this the only if we're concerned about our personal liberties here at home a Patriot Act plus us then. It's our problem. It's maybe were diluted in distracted by being in NATO and United Nations but it's still feel up to us it's up to the American citizens whether they WANNA put their foot down say you know enough is enough and The more I look at some of these Law enforcement agencies agencies especially looking at what happened in two thousand sixteen and you people have come in our way they the statistics show people. Don't different trust. They don't trust the government they don't trust the The FBI and certainly I hope they continue with their questionable trustee and in the CIA. Because that's who runs a lot of this stuff behind the scenes and those are the problems we have but NATO is not going to help us all those problems we have to have some firm beliefs may be in the bill of rights or something like that. The crazy thing about NATO is now thirty years after the end of the Cold War. NATO's still thinks it's nine hundred fifty eight or fifty five and actually we have jake. This is the NATO Secretary General Gen Stoltenberg suggest this week. NATO will respond to any attack on Poland the Baltics but what is he talking about. Are the Russians about to jump in their tanks. Thanks and ride over into the Baltics Poland. What would they do when they got there? Hey great we got it. Totally insane reminds me. You have a question I asked back in. Probably the seventy s or in the eighties. And they were you know having a big deal for Building a lot of tanks and end the the monster then the Soviet monster and it was it was real. I said but You know it's the intervention is the problem but I said where are the expecting this tank attack. When are we going to have this thing? Do you think the Russians are gonNA come over in Zahn through Alaska and come down here in his tank or are they going to make a landing on the whole thing is preposterous. Except it's it's it's not..
"baltics poland" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"From our present which we can only assume as your distant past the turbulent time that was the early or attempt to compile and preserve wonders esoterica that would otherwise be lost so whether you're listening in from an advanced civilization or just reinvented the technology to decrypt our transmissions this is our legacy to you this is our time capsule this is the bus you have accessed entry one thousand dot es zero nine's five certificate number four to eight six nine the Protocols of the Elders of Zion it system down we movements Atlantis Softball Bats Ho Kicks Marshon are you like seduced by by ideas generally that things are controlled from behind the scene Mike Conspiracy theories but I genuinely believe pretty banal like you'd explain the popularity of the band the national by virtue of some kind it behind the scenes conspiracy that's nations probably even more been album that like I tend to think that the sound meter on sports events jumbotrons that purports to go up and down green and into red as the Crockett slaughter is fake it's just a pre-tape graphic and was reflecting crowd noise at all one the one the one of the the ball game happens at a mariners game where the three card monty with a tax or the or the three speed boats that are racing one hundred dollars Ah Red Green or yellow do you think those are rigged or do you think those are actually put put into motion there I think the hydrofoil game is random and the ball the hat is real as as purported so I don't think there's a deception there the last time I was at a mariners game I was sitting by a couple Londoners WHO was that telling you this who were literally looking on wikipedia trying to figure out where the score was because at a baseball game you see our runs hits errors they have no idea what's going on did that man and super confusing even what's the score but they were the most confused by the hydrofoil race at the end of the fifth or sixth inning he turned to me and said what aw these boats are racing on the screen it has nothing to do with baseball and he was like all right then I guess a Championship Football Premier League is not have no they're behind Premier League football at that point in the game would have a giant fistfight rely on the screen the other conspiracy theory really believe is that those penny crushing machines that make souvenir coins are not actually a crushing coin they've got they've got pre squished coin take your pen and your quarters and they spit out a preschool old enough to old enough to put coins on a railroad track yes but I don't believe you don't the other tracks while the train is passing and you're not looking it's dropping smash employees cleverly reaching down and switching but so you don't tend to think of global politics as being something that's if not controlled at least really influenced by by the balls or by organized groups of powerful people who are who are affecting skeptical in general for a couple of reasons one it's hard to keep a secret boy I'll tell you why now like if if there really wasn't being good at area fifty one we would no I think seems like it would be tough to keep you'd have to tell thousands there's a law traverse employee's yes and they're bored they're not actually working most of the day they have lots of time to email their families and be like Oh I saw the alien corpse again today yeah they can't be sworn to secrecy and be like read into I mean there are a lot of people that are just sweeping the floors right I mean all these changing the vending machine right cokes at area fifty one and the other reason is It seems like it's so hard to have a global it's just easier not to like I think about this I think about how the technology to do a nine eleven type attack existed for decades before September eleventh two thousand one use a box cutter to get an airplane it's just no one ever thought of it before yes like the knife part of it is like literally Bronze Age age technology and it hasn't happened since and surely there are people who crazy and evil enough to want to do that but it's just easier not to like what a what a hassled to get all these guys teach them how to like take off in a commercial plane get all the documentation you know what if we just what are we play call of duty you know and I I genuinely think the world is full of examples like that where the massive sinister things we think probably could be happening but part of the banality of evil is just that the laziness of evil also it's easier not to have a big scariest conspiracy on the simplest explanation is often the truest right never never ascribed to malice could be chalked up to what's the incompetence or whatever whatever the thing is as soon as you have more than three people who know piece of information it's no longer a secret and for sure if you've got if you've got groups that involve does zones of high ranking rich industrialists. We know that they can't keep secrets any better than anyone else can they're doing stupid things and occasionally get caught and that makes you think hey if this guy if this Bozo was flying to his pedophile island all this time and people were winking does that mean conspiracy theories are true because look this really was doing all this stuff and and everybody turned a blind eye or does it mean no this guy eventually got caught there's no way you could do a moon landing on the scale I don't know what to think I tend to think no as most conspiracies are made up as someone who has spent quite a bit of his online life being in the conspiracy de Bunker camp I will warn you that we're going to get plenty of letters even based on the first five minutes of the show from people who want conspiracies to be true and who have lots and lots and lots and lots of convincing documentation. I don't WanNA reduce all these people but it's easy to see why you would want conspiracy theories to be true it's a very appealing idea that the reason why the world is such as it is and things are against you and in general is because there's a coordinator effort that's out to get you it's a very appealing idea but particularly modern idea is that right yeah if you go back to well I mean you're a student of the Bible and of I am not of acquaintance and of over to the Greeks Aristotle I've heard of all these they sound great but if you go back to not just the writings of ancient times but also the writings of Medieval Times the enlightenment really you don't find conspire Chrissy playing a major role in the way the world is described nobody in the renaissance's like Columbus faked it all Columbus faked the whole thing the new world is a sound edge in Venice because power and and politics are pretty pretty nakedly exposed the king is in charge the king said this and be hard for him to keep a secret he has but he also like he has a sort of it's self interest in in in keeping things in play and a lot of the the royal families were all related to one another so it wasn't a secret when this princess married that count what what the plan was with the plot was does that mean when we talk about old timey conspiracies star chambers and cabals and gunpowder plots and whatever like at the time nobody was like two kings a figurehead there's a star making all the rules a lot of you know there's a lot of it is retroactive conspiracies because as conspiracies became popular at cons right as they became popular they had to be located in and documents of the past in symbolism of the past ancient truths rhetoric Christians and in all the above but also it was conspiracies became more and more popular as the explanation for events became harder and harder to elucidate harder to harder to understand like everyone in the world I cannot explain to you why World War One started or why or why it Howie ended it ended the way it ended and it's pretty complexity breeds conspiracy yeah the American revolution doesn't a Lotta conspiracy around it because it's pretty clear unless you believe in Adam Weiss opt in the alumina don but again those are conspiracies that came yes redcar that's right at the time it was it all sides agreed yeah that it was a taxation without representation here's why we're going to do this so it was the nineteenth century really where things started to become politically complex in Europe especially and it was Zolt of at post French revolution the beginning of a kind of republicanism of the the royal all the aristocratic class was under siege old systems were falling apart there was industrial industrialization happening they're finally multiple powerful parties with competing interests and their people the church they stayed that's right the new middle class new middle class industrialists who had tremendous power but but you know complicated allegiances and also within central Europe especially a competing powers that were that were sort of changing the landscape of of Central Europe in a way that was changing sort of who who had authority over new populations old populations borders were being transferred for example in the mid eighteenth century the Austrians the Prussians and the Russians partitioned between the three of them what had been Poland Lithuania and you know the Lithuanian the duty of Lithuania slash Poland was took took up most of what we think of his contemporary Poland the lower half of the Baltics all the way down to Moldova and all those back yeah that's right like all of central Europe kind of was this and was this very powerful duty for most of the most of the Millennia for certainly for a large portion of it and as that there's the power of that nation declined Russia Austria Germany and Prussia SORTA who've in moved in and and ultimately just decided let's just split up this whole central Europe into into three quadrants and will not a conspiracy it's a treaty they all did it open treaty it's an invasion but what what was true of that area was that it was the represented the lion's share of the Jewish population of of Central Europe that point in time Russia had almost no Jewish population or a negligible one and Germany and Austria to were not we're not didn't have extensive Jewish population because they were so concentrated right here in the Lower Baltics because who were the Jewish people Oh well no inset in central Europe it was just kind of like not not just the lower Baltic Poland and Ukraine these were this was the majority population of Jews in and so all of a sudden you had a big Jewish populations within these pre existing countries that didn't have the prior didn't have prior experience with dealing with this very large minority group that already there was a lot of you've antisemitism isn't a new thing nobody likes a minority group nobody likes a large powerful successful minority group especially right and but you know the the Jews of Central Europe we're not I don't WanNa say nobody likes the minority group that's harsh but generally people are not good at being welcoming you're looking for if you're looking for somebody to not like why wouldn't it for smaller one you can beat up yeah but that work the Jews of Central Europe were not powerful or rich they were you know typically just pent up a peasant class okay but the introduction of Jews into these nations that were also competing for they were completing the competing on a global scale and had aristocracies that were were beginning to feel the pressure of modernity the end there was a there was kind of rise of conservativism in politics and government because post French revolution there was a eh people are panicked their panicked retrenchment against the mob we have this example of what republicanism can do but also what it looks like and it seemed like domino theory you know to use core language like this is coming for you next nobles and the revolutions of the of the the mid nineteenth century the put the fear into all of the nobles of the of Central Europe Eastern Europe because it was you know it was only this close the the the they've gotta know that you know we haven't been treating the peasants grade either when you think about a guy let's be honest so retrenchment of conservative is awesome and also an awareness of what probably didn't feel inevitable but certainly felt like that the march of time in progress was was delivering this republicanism to unto the World America was ascendant France don't think you could describe as ascendant exactly during the nineteenth century but but certainly was X. was exporting this new revolution Mary intellectualism we during this period we also have a rise of not just the industrial class but but a a a lot of migrations of country people to the cities this is an era where where people are leaving behind find old crafts and leaving behind an agrarian life and becoming factory workers and that's where the jobs are so also during this period there's there begins to be kind of there's too much information for people to take into explain everything with a with a thumbnail description like why is it that this revolution failed in this one succeeded why is it that why is it that the the the sort of complicated global relationships now are not it's not just a simple relationship.
"baltics poland" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Please. Ted Cummings Salesforce. This is related to that, that question it's been an under soldier without I would say this category is. It's been said culture strategy for breakfast. In the current device of domestic culture were in the army comes, and the army comes from hell, the army developed the propensity of young adults in concrete terms to consider military service and a propensity to stay in the fight that may be called to discharge are they related. You have do you have the capacity to do that direct communication, which I'm glad you asked about because we have the means to communicate directly to public. We don't need to go through certain channels like we did in the best. Sure. So the army does operate marketplace. We made that change in one thousand nine hundred three with the all volunteer force, and we have to compete with, with all the other opportunities and incentives young people face, and which is very challenging economy, now that is the best nineteen sixty nine in terms of employment rate, that's we're up against and yet we're still on track to meet our numbers, and I do think it's challenge challenges. I noted in the wake of last year with your army did is we completely overhauled, our recruiting apparatus. So we put hundreds of new recruiters out there on the streets. We changed, or moved our storefronts. We went much more deeply into social media. We're doing much doing on a political campaign individual going out to young folks directly. We've put my out there for recruiters as incentives. We put more money out there for young people. Again, the challenge, I think, is we can do all that. But the biggest influencers are still a young person's family and parents up yesterday at the buoy state commissioning. Ten brand new lieutenants at that fine school. And I think most of the kids when they came up on stage to take their photos. They were joined by their father or their mother, who was prior military service. And as I go round last summer, I support Knox with Rossi kids and I was having lunch with them. And I said, how many of you come from a military family? I think ninety percent raise their hands. So the problem is, is young people don't have the movie RT that, that maybe a previous generations did with answer ankles, at served in the Korean war World War Two or even Vietnam. That's the challenge we face. So there's a lot of mythology out there about services. Well, so probably the biggest thing we're trying to do is go back into America's twenty two largest cities and go to the kids where they are. So I've been to Cleveland and Pittsburgh, Atlanta in LA Seattle been all around the country talking governors and mayors and school boards to get us access to the schools. Let's talk about all the options, we have in the military, whether it's a good paying job job skills. We'll teach you about loyalty and duty and service and showing up for work on time. We you'll get four thousand dollars a year in tuition assistance. You can get a bonus up to forty thousand dollars and you can spend an entire career or just coming for three years either way. But we got to reach out that those kids, whether they are, and tell them that there's a lot of opportunities in military service. And I'll tell you one, one thing to on a personal note, and I say this to the young people everywhere are seeing the friends, you meet in the military in the time you serve will be the best ones you ever had. It will be the best memories of your life, and you can't replace that. But we need folks, the influencers if you will, to go out and tell that story. Army secretary and Mark Asper. He's at the Atlantic Council right here. And then. Please. Talented, which is the world, which area, potentially become a new point of conflict of interests between the United States and Russia in Europe being which points in the world. The most immediate. Well, I think the eastern flank right we're probably concerned with our with our allies in the Baltics Poland, just met earlier today with the polish ambassador, in fact, and we had this conversation. So that would be one that will come to mind, obviously, we have an ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and American forces, because I've been her actually training Ukrainians in western Ukraine, but it's probably that part, it's, it's where the scene is between Russia and an our lines partners because we have we have an article five commitment to defend our allies and we're committed to doing that. West walters. With I have two part question the first one to pick which one answer I think they're related. So the first one is related to, you know, we're hearing about how we're behind Russian Chinese on, on modernisation the recurring theme. I hear from the army, which is a good one is that it's not just technology. But how you integrate it into the whole war fighting capability, which it sounds like you're doing. So my first question was, how do you think we're doing as far as closing that gap with Russia and China? And in the second part related to that is that even though we may be behind on certain aspects of modernization. You know, we're a battle tested, army very experienced leadership. Great soldiers innovative. And I think that's an advantage. We have over China. Russia has had some excursions, but I think are. Experiences adds to that. So how does that fit into the analysis of not only the modernization, but operational aspect of evaluating how to get you think they both are related so? I can't think of anybody that does it better than than the US military. I may be wrong. So the combined arms level, just the army, we work all the time fighting with infantry and armor and army helicopters, and integrating electronic warfare. That's number one number two. I think we worked very well as a joint force, then integrating, the air force in the navy, and particularly air force because we've had the longest relationship doesn't mean we want him back, although I'll take have our uniforms, under uniform better looking. So we do that. Well, and then I think also a coalition. We fight well as a coalition with our allies and partners all the time. We're doing it now, Afghanistan, we've done in Iraq in my, where the Gulf war. We had many, many countries that we trained that we fought that were with. And we train all the time with our allies, so I've been out to the jam RC, which isn't Hohenfels, Germany. I've been out there a few times to visit training and I've been there when polish troops were their Romanian troops in Greek troops, and it's just something we do by nature, and it builds the interoperability and readiness that we need to deter conflict and then win if necessary. And by the way, we're doing the same thing in Asia, right? Training alongside and Korea with Iraq partners. So we need to continue to do that. We're committed to doing that. That's why when I talked about our exercise program, it's focused on doing those things because we again, we have something that the Russians Allah, and Russians and Chinese don't have good allies, very capable allies, and we have to leverage them continue to train, and modernize together that we remain very capable force that deters conflict, the beginning. Let me take any any questions for. Let me go to the back because we stayed to the front of the room and haven't engaged anybody from the Meridian of the Moravian, excuse me of the defense and aerospace report, just drink the fence question secretary, can you talk about the national guard partnership program? New York on ship. We believe Clinton has thrown relationship with South Carolina national guard. I think no exercise eating stone. Yeah. Today's ago. So if future national guard on sheets, and it's a great program. I've, we have our national guard has partners all around the world. From Africa to Europe and Asia, and in some cases, some states have multiple partners. And so it's a great program. We'll both sides. Get a lot out of it. And to grieve, we can expand it. I think it makes sense to do. So we've, we've got about a minute left a little more than a minute. And I just want to ask one question to quote light hearted question. But one serious question there's a lot of conversation. Obviously, this is a serious one. The light hearted on you'll change. Well, you know, the administration has wanted to unwind as much as possible from Afghanistan Iraq. The president or Syria and the president's made that very clear in some of the national security team have said, look, the importance is getting Rian gauged this great power competition and not be distracted from it. You know bridge Colby was among the voices who was prominent on the national defense strategy to be like, let's, let's get our head into the game. But there's a lot of discussions, whether or not they could be thirty five thousand troops to mission in Venezuela. For example, or one hundred twenty thousand in, in Iran, is there anything about the planning that you're doing for any of these scenarios that you would be able to share with us, and more broadly would an engagement like that internationally. Derail us from the progress that we're making in this kind of great power mindset, and focus that we've been building the last. Well, I think the military all the services planning per all the time. So there's nothing unusual there. But we are focused on making sure we build readiness capability to deal with the Russia or China, China, China major threat, and as other things come along. We got to be prepared to deal with them. Whether it's Venezuela, Iran or North Korea, or something like that. So it's just the nature of the business, we're in, and we're costly preparing and planning to, to meet those needs. So walking and chewing, gum would be something that we can hope that we can we can start doing again. Right. She was for a while we sort of sort of forgot that as we were focused in Iraq and Afghanistan. So light hearted question is I observed that you are a distinguished graduate from the United States military, academy? And, and so there was a long drought in army football and armies been riding high. So I wanna just get your take. How do you. How do you think how do you think the season is gonna look like we're gonna win again? We went to commander's Cup again, and it's on very confident about that your heart, so you're gonna mess both air force and navy. And the only two games that really matter. Absolutely again for the next three years. Secretary secretary Marcus for Dr aspirants always honor. Thank you. He's to place at the Atlantic Council here in Washington. The he was in conversation. The secretary was in conversation with Vago, Moravian, founder and editor of the defense and aerospace report. We now go live to the Heritage Foundation, which will be hosting Texas, Republican congressman Michael McCaw, the ranking member of the house, foreign affairs committee. He has not yet arrived at heritage, but there's a conversation going on with retired. Colonel John Venable defense policy research, fellow at heritage and heritage, vice president, James caravan, have no intense. That's not even in the discussion. What other country would have the capability of doing that? Maybe Russia and then you wouldn't want a Russian system to so for our other guests, and yes, we know this is not my call. Congressmens been delayed on some votes and JD Venable, who's our air force experts..
"baltics poland" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"They're not allowing us to get those pipelines through and that's why they're paying so much for their heating all of the things that energy and our energy produces. So hopefully, they can come on board and get in line with what's happening. They also have a lot of energy under their feet, they refuse to get it and people are living up. They're not doing well with jobs, not a good situation. But it'll change that's upstate New York. People think New York is New York City, even though there's so much revenue. Their Wall Street, obviously stock exchanges air upstate New York is his Royal is any place in America. It's almost by would be Kansas. And they are hurting. They're really it looks like the land that time forgotten. There's a lot of college is up there. My son went to Syracuse. It's another depressed city. It's nice city. But it could be so much more. If they allowed fracking. And let some of the power reaches potential. So the president states took executive action yesterday paving the way for energy infrastructure development on a rapid pace guiding him along the way and recommending this. I imagine you a secretary of energy himself. Former governor of Texas Rick Perry joining us now is governor secretary now Rick Perry Rick great to hear from you. Brian good to be with you. Are you hit it right on the head? When you look at is issue commercial operations pay about sixty percent more for their energy and New York. I think residential is over forty cents. I mean, if you're just a citizen of of of mistaken, you're paying a massive tax kind of a hidden tax. If you will on energy because of the citizens that are made in Albany, keep energy from being either transported across the state are produced in the state. So you're you're absolutely spot on. Here's the bigger issue from my perspective. And certainly from the administration in presence perspective. This is about national energy security. There's literally rushing gas molecules last year and probably in in route this year into Boston Harbor because they can't get enough natural gas. This is the country produces more natural gas more oil. Than any other country in the world. And yet these pin headed decisions that are made and some of the states the block that is really hurting not only their citizens pocketbook. But also the national security of this country. So the presence right on in saying, listen, we gotta have a an infrastructure plan in this country that truly moves the energy around moves it around safely moved around fishing. And that's exactly what is executive orders are doing both on the permiting side. Also on just drawing the clear message and clear points out there. Could be the largest job producing wealth producing effort and time in America's history. Because we're so blessed to have these resources and have the innovation in technology to produce them in a prolific and a safe way. So what changes, for example, we heard about fracking? We know about natural gas production. We see how we've become the number one producer in the world. We get it. So would where's the struggle? Well. That have to have some some relief one is obviously in the states blocking. And and I think the time and I've called. Guy having been the governor of the state of Texas Marica wrote a book about it. Call that up, and and we talked about the tenth amendment mistakes making these, but we need to have a conversation is it in the country's best is our national security to have an energy policy that keeps this country clearly strong and not having to rely upon Russia to bring gas into to Boston Harbor. I think it's ridiculous to have to have Russia has brought into Boston because we don't have enough of the resources from the rest of the country that makes abundant good sense. When you look at the economic difference between the lower part of New York, there's a Utica, New York. And there's a Utica Pinson paying five and the economic difference between those two regions that are just across the state border from HR. Is stunning because. Wisely produces that more Selous in Utica shell and New York bans. Production of those natural resources. The idea that the citizens of New York being penalized because they're governor legislature is so out of obscene with the rest of the country fascinating. But it's not good for not only the citizens of New York. It's not good for our country. And if you live north of New York think about those states up there, whether it's Maine or New Hampshire that would like to have those resources brought in their blocked from building economic interest of the manufacturing concerns could come in. If you had the energy that was at a cost that you could afford to assist. A a really huge problem for the northeast and the rest of the country building out our pipelines. For instance, the other builds out, for example, in tex- in Texas, you see opportunity to get pipeline built and start transporting the natural gas or oil at a Texas. Do you want the federal government to pay for that? Or does the private the private sector and the private sector is building out the infrastructure in the state of Texas. For instance, here's another place that we think would be an absolute home run. If you will from standpoint of economics and national security, and that is along the entire Appalachian region, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio Kentucky, those four states. You could see a petrochemical footprint. Not unlike what's along the Gulf Coast in Texas, create massive amount of jobs and give this country, a duplicative footprint on the petrochemical side, always worried as governor about a massive hurricane coming in on the Texas Gulf Coast shutting down that petrochemical operation for you know, a month plus period of time, and it would really bring America to its knees. Had that duplicates. Process over in apple H in. They don't they may have some issues over there but hurricanes not one of them. Do you believe that? Now, these private firms started scrambling to New York governor Cuomo said, I'm going to do an honest study at the environmental impact is limited. I'm gonna I'm gonna Lau fracking. They do it Ohio and Pennsylvania. He he let that comeback. And then did not do it did not do the study show, which said, no negative environmental impact. So all these people that invested died on the vine and that upstate struggles. So governor Cuomo would you guys did and said this President Trump's executive orders gross over each federal authority and undermines New York's ability to protect our own quality, water, water quality and our environment. States must have a role in the process for for sitting energy infrastructure like pipelines in any efforts to curb the rights to protect our residents will be fought tooth and nail. So he's fighting. Well, and and and that's his that's his right to fight, you know, from time. Time it hurts to be hurt your feelings to to be shown that you're wrong about something. Why people are ones that stand up and say, look, I was wrong about this. It would be in the best interest of my state and for the country for us to safely thoughtfully move, natural gas think about this. The reason the emissions for down in America today. Fourteen percent over the last decade missions down in this country were leading the world if you care about. You ought to be removing natural gas in two places in the northeast. So they could enjoy the reduced emissions as well. This governor is I think gotten off his nose despite his face on this. He doesn't wanna say, hey, we were wrong about this fracking g. And coming out of old inefficient power plants, replacing them with clean burning natural gas is good for the environment. I get it. I was governor once upon a time from time to time I made a mistake, and and it's hard to when you make mistake, but come on governor Cuomo. This is about the future of your state this about the future this country from a national security standpoint, and it is in their best interest to move this gas from the central part of of the country are for that matter just across the Pennsylvania border or even produce it in your own state and make the tax dollars from that. There's a lot of arguments that say this thing to do just fess up and say, hey, we made a mistake you you'll never say you'll feel democrat. He he's gonna lose the environmental the environmental vote. And I don't know be. You're talking about a party that it's still supporting the new green deal. Governor excuse me. Mr. secretary got asked you something else. The president night states very critical Germany for setting up this pipeline to get natural gas from Russia to a win. Yeah. Are we capable of getting Europe natural gas because we weren't a few years ago. I hear trailer for transporting is the challenge. Here's the point with the president's executive order is that building out the transportation infrastructure pipelines, Ellen, g facilities, etc. All across this country. Speeding up the process getting the. Commissioners not only nominated but confirmed and moving the time line to the right? If you will on these projects America has this window of opportunity to deliver liquefied natural gas all over the world. We have such an an enormous amount of this Bill these facilities, and we can deliver Ellen g into the European theater as cheap as the Russians cans at that particular point in time the Europeans all those countries. Are you know, whether it's the French the Germans, the poles Ukrainians all those countries will not have to worry about is Russia gonna hold us hostage. Cut our gas off. We have a cold snap which they've done before. They completely isolated Ukraine at one point in time. The polls get it. And we think that it makes great sense to have these Ellen g facilities on the Baltic. Poland Germany American gas in there and doing it as cheaply as the Russians can deliver. Are we paying for that? You want us to pay for that? Or for these countries to pay for that all the countries will the countries are more, the private sector is more than willing to build these what they're looking for long-term twenty thirty contracts on our gas, and they're finding the resources to. European countries to to agree that this is in their best interest. And we're making progress on that novel suspect that that's what the future is going to hold wars. So just real quick with your political knowledge knowing Texas in the border, the president states, evidently after a caucus Nancy Pelosi made some comments that she thinks you can work with the president on infrastructure and thinks she works for the present on immigration. Now, you know, the reality, you know, the president, and, you know, the border problem, and, you know, Democrats are you optimistic that you'll come to the table willing to negotiate. Well, I certainly hope that's the case because it is a crisis I dealt with this since twenty twelve we saw the first kids showing up at the border, and it's just gotten worse since then last on this week. You saw the president was some San Antonio area. People ranchers from south Texas, giving a great example of why it is a real crisis people's lives in jeopardy you made people's personal property, whether it's the Hickel being stolen houses in broken into people literally having folks show up on their on on this nor steps if Nancy Pelosi doesn't think that's not a real crisis two people safety into this country. Then she needs to come down to south, Texas and talk to those ranchers and talk that live along there. And all of these people that are coming in are getting to get dumped into those communities along the real grand. And by the way, those are Democrats communities in the state of Texas and you want to see. People start really getting behind this president even more so than they are in the state of Texas don't address this issue and secure that border. We know how to do this. We knew how to do it. Ministration that would help us. And today, you got a president standing up with the people in the state of Texas and New Mexico, Arizona, and California and basically saying we are going to secure this border. Now, it's up to congress and the Democrats to basically come to the table and say, all right. Here's how you change the laws. So that we don't continue to entice people to come up here because they know their immigration loss today, they come to the border, and then they're free to be turned loose into the cities along the border of Texas, New, Mexico or. Okay. Sector of energy. He's Rick Perry. And he got an executive order. That's going to help him out a lot of democratic governors of bent out of shape. But it's for the better for the country. The president signed these order yesterday to make it easier to build oil and gas pipelines and more mister secretary. Thanks so much. Ryan good to be with you. And the future is brightness country. This presence making it even broader great. I wanted to talk to you in the break. So hold on. This is the Brian Kilmeade show back with your calls in just a moment. Current events and news that affects you Brian's got a lot more to say stay with Brian Kilmeade..
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"We need help with New York New York is hurting the country because they're not allowing us to get those pipelines through and that's why they're paying so much for their heating and all of the things that energy an hour energy produces. So hopefully, they can come on board and get in line with what's happening. They also have a lot of energy under their feet refused to get it and people are living up. They're not doing well with jobs, not a good situation. But it'll change that's upstate New York. People think New York is New York City. It's even though there's so much revenue there Wall Street, obviously stock exchanges air, upstate New York. Is is rural is any place in America? It's almost as would be Kansas. And they are hurting. They're really it looks like the land of time forgotten. There's a lot of colleges up there. My son went to Syracuse. It's another depressed city. It's a nice city, but it could be so much more. If they allowed fracking and let some of the power reaches potential, so the president states took executive action yesterday paving the way for energy infrastructure development on a rapid pace guiding him along the way and recommending this. I imagine you a secretary of energy himself. Former governor of Texas Rick Perry joining us now is governor secretary now Rick Perry. Rick great to hear from you. Brian good to be with you. Oh, you hit it right on the head. When you look at this issue commercial operations pay about sixty percent more for their energy up. And and New York, I think residential is over forty percents. I mean, if you're just a citizen of of of mistake, you're paying a massive tax kind of a hidden tax. If you will on energy because of decisions that are made in Albany, keep energy from being either transported across the state are produced in the states. You're you're absolutely spot on. Here's the bigger issue. From my perspective, certainly from the administration and presence perspective. This is about national introduced security. There's literally Russian gas molecules last year and probably in in route this year into Boston Harbor because they can't get enough natural gas. This is the country. Produces more natural gas more oil than any other country in the world. And yet the pin headed decisions that are made and some of the states to block that is really hurting not only their citizens pocketbook. But also the national security of this country. So the presence right on in saying, listen, we gotta have a a an infrastructure plan in this country that truly moves the energy around moves it around safely moved around fishing. And that's exactly what is executive orders or doing both on the permiting side. Also on just drawing the clear message and clear points out there. Can be need largest job producing wealth producing effort and time in America's history. Because we're so blessed to have these resources and have the innovation in the technology to produce them in a prolific and a Safeway. So what changes, for example, we heard about fracking? We know about natural gas production. We see how we've become the number one producer in the world. We get it. So would where's the struggle? Well, do a couple of places that have to have some some relief one is obviously in the states blocking. And I think it's time and I've called. Pretty strong. Guy having been a governor of the state of Texas matter of fact, I wrote a book about it. Call fed up, and and we talked about the tenth amendment mistakes making these, but we need to have a conversation is it in the country's bested our national security to have an energy policy that keeps this country clearly strong and not having to rely on Russia to bring gas into to Boston Harbor. I think it's ridiculous to have to have Rushdie has brought into Boston because we don't have enough of the resources Florida from the rest of the country that makes abundant good sense. When you look at the economic difference between the lower part of New York, there's a Utica, New York. And there's a Utica could something five and the economic difference between those two regions that are just across the state border from each other. It is stunning because because of Ania wisely produces that Marcellus and Utica shale and New York bans, the production of those natural resources. I mean, the ideas that the citizens of New York being penalized because they're governor their legislature is so out of sync with the rest of the country's fascinating. But it's not good for not only the citizens of New York. It's not good for our country. And if you live north in New York. Think about those states up there. Whether it's Maine or New Hampshire that would like to have those resources brought in their blocked from building economic interest of the manufacturing concerns. They could come in. If you had the energy that was at a cost that you could affordability. I mean, it's just a a really huge problem for the northeast and the rest of the country building out our pipelines. For instance, the other Bill chart, I find for example, tax in Texas. You see by opportunity to get a pipeline built and start transporting the natural gas or oil at a Texas to you want the federal government to pay for that. Or does the private the private sector and the private sector is building out the infrastructure in the state of Texas. For instance, here's another place that we think would be an absolute home run if you will from Sampoerna of economics and national security and that. Along the entire Appalachian region. Pennsylvania New York, Ohio Kentucky, those four states. You could see a petrochemical footprint. Not unlike what's along the Gulf Coast in Texas, create massive amount of jobs and give this country duplicative footprint on the petrochemical side, always worried as the governor about a massive hurricane coming in on the Texas Gulf Coast shutting down that petrochemical operation for you know, a month plus period of time, and it would really bring America to its knees. If you had that duplicative process over in the Appalachian, they don't they may have some issues over there, but hurricanes not one of do you believe that now these private firms started scrambling to New York governor Cuomo said, I'm gonna do an honest study. The environmental impact is limited. I'm gonna I'm gonna Lau fracking like they do in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He he let that comeback. And then did not do it. Did not do the study show which said, no negative environmental impact. So all these people that invested died on the vine and that upstate struggles. So governor Cuomo saw would you guys did and said this President Trump's executive orders gross over each federal authority and undermines New York's ability to protect our own quality, water, water quality and our environment. States must have a role in the process for sit for sitting energy infrastructure like pipelines in any efforts to curb the rights to protect residents will be fought tooth and nail. So he's fighting. Well, and and and that's his that's his right to fight, you know, from time to time it hurts to be hurt your feelings to to be shown that you're wrong about something. Why people are ones that stand up inside. Look, I was wrong about this. It would be in the best interest of my state and for the country for us to safely awfully move natural gas. Think about this. The reason the missions for down in America today. Fourteen percent over the last decade missions down in this country were leading the world if you care about. You oughta be removing natural gas in two places in the northeast. So they could enjoy the reduced emissions as well. This governor is I think cutting off his nose despite his face on this. He doesn't wanna say, hey, we were wrong about this bracket is a Ellen g and and moving. Coming out of old inefficient power plants, replacing them with clean burning natural gas is good for the environment. You know, I get it. I was governor once upon a time from time to time I made a mistake, and and it's hard to admit when you make a mistake, but come on governor Cuomo. This is about the future of your state miss about the future this country from a national security standpoint, and it is in their best interest to move this gas from the central part of of the country, or for that matter just across the Pennsylvania border or even produce it in your own state and make the tax dollars from that. There's a lot of arguments that say this is right thing to do. Just fess up and say, hey, we made a mistake you you'll never say you'll feel democrat. He he's gonna lose the environmental the environmental vote. And I don't know be. You're talking about a party still supporting the new green deal. Governor excuse me was to secretary got asked you. Something else. The president night states. Very critical Germany for setting up this pipeline to get natural gas from Russia to win. Yeah. Are we capable of getting Europe natural gas because we weren't a few years ago because I hear transient transporting is the challenge here's the point with the presence. Executive order is building out the transportation infrastructure pipelines, Ellen g facilities at cetera all across this country. Speeding up the process getting the fork commissioners, not only nominated but confirmed and moving the time line to the right? If you will on these projects America has this window of opportunity to deliver liquefied natural gas all over the world. We have such an an enormous amount of this Bill these facilities. And we can deliver Ellen g into the European theater as cheap as the Russians scans at that particular point in time. The Europeans all countries. Are you know, whether the French the Germans, the poles Ukrainians all of those countries will not have to worry about is Russia gonna hold us hostage. Cut our gas off when we have a cold snap which they've done before they completely isolated Ukraine at one point in time. The polls yet. And we think that it makes great sense to have these Ellen g facilities on the Baltic. Poland Germany in American gas in there and doing it as cheaply as what the Russians can deliver. Are we paying for that? You want us to pay for that? Or for these countries today for that all the countries, the countries are more, the private sector is more than willing to build these facilities. What they're looking for long term twenty thirty contracts on our gas, and they're finding the resources to call. And getting the European countries to to agree that this is in their best interest. And we're making progress on that novel suspect that that's what the future's gonna hold wars. So just real quick with your political knowledge knowing Texas in the border, the president states, evidently after a caucus Nancy to made some comments that she thinks you can work with the president on infrastructure and think she works for the present on immigration. Now, you know, the reality, you know, the president, and you also know the border problem, and you know, Democrats are you optimistic that you'll come to the table willing to negotiate. Well, I certainly hope that's the case. Because look it is a crisis. I've I've dealt with this since twenty twelve we saw the first kids showing up at the border insist gotten worse since then last on this week you saw the president with some San Antonio area. People ranchers from south Texas, giving a great example of why it is a real crisis. People's lives are in jeopardy you made people's personal property, whether it's vehicle to being stolen houses being broken into people literally having folks show up on their on those nor stuff. If Nancy Pelosi doesn't think that's not a real crisis two people safety into this country. Then she needs to come down to south, Texas and talk to those ranchers and talk about live along there. And all of these people that are coming in or get dumped into those communities along the real grand. And by the way, those are Democrats communities in the state of Texas, and you wanna see people start really getting behind this president even more so than they are in the state of Texas don't address this issue and secure that border. We know how to do this. We knew how to do it. Ministration would help us. And today, you got a president and standing up with the people in the state of Texas on say, and then New Mexico, Arizona, and California and basically saying we are going to secure this border. Now, it's up to congress and the Democrats to basically come to the table and say, all right. Here's how you change the immigration laws. So that we don't continue to entice people to come up here because they know their immigration loss today, they come to the border, and then they're free to be turned loose into the cities along the border, Texas, New Mexico or ONA sector of energy. He's Rick Perry. And he got an executive order that's going to help him out. A lot of a lot of democratic governors of bent out of shape. But it's for the better for the country. The president signed the second order yesterday to make it easier to build oil and gas pipelines and more. It's secretary. Thanks so much. Ryan good to be with you. And. The future is brightness country. This presence making it even broader great. I wanted to talk to you in the break. So hold on. This is the Brian Kilmeade show back with your calls in just a moment. Current events and news that affects you Brian's got a lot more to say stay with Brian Kilmeade on seventy seven WABC..
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"February to begin the accession negotiations with the line. So north Macedonia assuming that the accession negotiations. Go are finalized and all of the Member States ratify, the a basically an amendment to the to the treaty. Then north Macedonia would become the thirtieth member of the alliance. What is the job of the NATO secretary general what our responsibilities or duties, he is essentially, here's an international civil servants. He works for all the member countries. He is he is the convener of a number of of their meetings will be the convenience of the ministerial meeting summit meetings. But he is the he is the senior international civil servant. He's you can think of him akin to the secretary general of the United Nations. He does not have independent decision authority. The members member nations are the deciders. He has an important role in shaping the agenda in leading. The alliance and beginning to to play the role that that has always been envisioned that he would be he is the face of NATO. He is the public face of NATO. He is someone who is empowered to reflect the collective will of the alliance in his public addresses and in his actions in meeting with foreign leaders, and and many countries outside NATO want to come to go to Brussels and meet with the meet with NATO. And oftentimes that meeting is is not with all the member representatives. But with the secretary general so so he is also somewhat NATO's chief chief ambassador and interlocutor for a number of other foreign governments and institutions that want to have a relationship with NATO has an American vent secretary general because they seem to come from smaller country. Yes. Traditionally the division has been always that that the supreme military commander. The so-called secular has been an American and the secretary general has been a European phone calls the Lisa from Las Vegas. With Stephen Flanagan of the RAND Corporation. Good morning. Joining my concern is that Trump will pull out of NATO. He keeps threatening it. And he likes to blow things up and concern 'cause he aligns himself with the store Cherian regimes. And then we're going to give nuclear technology to the Saudis. I am I'm horrified. We'll get a response. Thank you. Lisa. Well, I share your concern. And I and I do hope that the president does not move in that direction. There have been certainly signals to the contrary and many people in the administration admonish me often to say don't focus focus on what the actions are not what the president's tweets are. And if you look at the actions, actually, this administration's has has quadrupled are spending on defense in Europe since since it came to office it has not removed. In fact, it's augmented some of our military presence in in Europe, particularly in Poland. It has continued some of the initiatives that were begun by the Obama administration in two thousand fourteen after the seizure of Crimea. The intervention Russian intervention in Ukraine. These continued that presence which includes other exercises a naval. Number of naval vessels that are based in rota Spain. And an increased engagement with our European allies in being ready to deal with the full range of threats from limited kinds of aggression that might test the alliance's resolve to a full out direct military assault. Our guest is a former staffer for the national Security Council and also from the US Senate select committee on intelligence for Stephen Flanagan Joe is next Somerset, New Jersey Republican line. Good Sunday morning. Go ahead. Please good morning to both you gentlemen. Stephen. I have three questions. First of all you mentioned about that. President Trump was upset about the commitment of the nations and their defense budgets, but realistically in the in the bowels of the Pentagon, and even the White House weren't they more concerned that by making NATO up to that say Russia's front door that any conflict could happen. And that's why the United States that we passed Poland. We went to deep into eastern Europe at NATO members. And that is. Real reason not just that my second job. We'll come back with your follow up. Oh, okay. Well, I no I actually don't actually except that. I don't believe that the Pentagon, the Pentagon, certainly the senior military planners the secretary of defense and everyone else as far as I know is fully committed to the defense of our European allies. In the increase of our commitment. We have as part of the decisions that NATO made a few years ago to augment the presence in several states in eastern Europe that were seen as the three Baltics. Poland United States did has there was a small air presence. We now have a tally Ian of of ground forces there that are part of the so-called enhancement NATO forward presence. But it's it's not it's not up to the Russian border. It's on the border with Belarus, and certainly the Russians don't like it. But it's by no means a presence that could be seen as anything that is going to threaten Russia. It's much too small to have any kind of offensive capability Joe. Not about that one. My second question to you to Stephen is. I believe last month or this month. I read it in the times that the Pentagon ran a computer simulation of a battle possibly World War three where China would hit us in the Pacific and Russia would hit us in Europe. It would basically be World War three. And we lost. Is that true? Well, there have been I don't I'm not familiar with that specific game. We rank corporation had certainly run a variety of war games where there there has been a real challenge. Particularly a study that was published in two thousand fifteen which showed that not so much that the United States was incapable of defending the United States. But in terms of defense of the Baltics that it was very difficult. Military challenge because of the time distance problem. We don't have that many forces deployed forward as I as I just alluded to either in Poland, or in the Baltic Baltic states where some of the European governments have forces now and the Russians are very close. So there's no doubt that some of the rand gaming. That's been been undertaken suggests that we would need a more robust presence there to to to effectively deter a a Russian aggression against the Baltic states. But I'm not familiar with that specific wargame game that you mentioned Joe your final question quickly. Final question. Stephen the defense the missile defense thing in Poland. That's still going through or not. Yes, it is. Yes, it is continuing to develop these already a site that's operational in Romania one of the two. So called a European phased adapted approach missile defense sites that were oriented to deal with a potential ballistic missile threats from Iran. They're not robust systems despite many claims by the Russians that somehow they are the beginning of of an effort to try to undermine their deterrent capability and others to knock down any of their missiles that are are aimed at NATO and the United States to deter any kind of aggression. They're far far far from being capable of making any kind of dent if Russia wanted to launch a serious missile attack against your World War One came to an end in nineteen forty five and the spring and summer of that year, and then four years later NATO was formed signed by the secretary of state dean Jason and supported by president Harry Truman. Is not.
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"Dance world music festival and the Edinburgh international book festival say that several invited performers, have been denied visas last. Month world, of music and, dance founder Peter Gabriel said Britain risk becoming a white breaded Brexit at flatland in a letter to China's fighting and African swine fever. Outbreak that could potentially devastate herds the, disease only affects pigs wild. Boar but it is highly contagious China is the world's largest producer of pork producing as many as six hundred million pigs annually pork is also a staple of the Chinese diet accounting for more. Than sixty percent of animal. Protein N- consumed the appearance of the disease comes as China seeks to shift pig-rearing from farm yards to vast breeding operations. Where waste and the spread of disease, can be better controlled for. Now contaminated areas are being disinfected to block the spread of the disease to other farms African swine fever outbreaks have also been reported in the European Union chiefly in the Baltics Poland and Romania The. Leader of Romania's ruling party claims he, was the target of an. Assassination attempt leave you drag. Near told antenna three late on Tuesday it happened. In April twenty seventeen he claims to cause without a license plates. With four foreigners at brought his car in traffic. Near the parliament building but he managed to get away he suggested that billionaire philanthropist George Soros was. Behind the attempt he appeared to. Back down on Wednesday following criticism of his claims backtracking on his earlier comments he said he hadn't informed authorities of the incident he said the, one we had a very bad opinion about Soros he didn't think he was involved. In this incident. Dracaena has been disqualified from the office of prime minister ju to twenty sixteen vote-rigging conviction Hi.
African swine fever hits China herds
"Fighting and African swine fever. Outbreak that could potentially devastate herds the, disease only affects pigs wild. Boar but it is highly contagious China is the world's largest producer of pork producing as many as six hundred million pigs annually pork is also a staple of the Chinese diet accounting for more. Than sixty percent of animal. Protein N- consumed the appearance of the disease comes as China seeks to shift pig-rearing from farm yards to vast breeding operations. Where waste and the spread of disease, can be better controlled for. Now contaminated areas are being disinfected to block the spread of the disease to other farms African swine fever outbreaks have also been reported in the European Union chiefly in the Baltics Poland and Romania
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"App today fighting an African swine fever. Outbreak that could potentially devastate herds the disease, only affects pigs and wild. Boar but it is highly contagious China is the world's largest producer of pork producing as many as six hundred million pigs annually pork is also a staple of the Chinese diet accounting for more than. Sixty percent of animal protein consumed the appearance of the disease comes as China seeks to shift pig-rearing from farm yards to vast breeding operations where waste and the spread of disease, can be better controlled for now contaminated areas are being disinfected to block the spread. Of the disease. To other farms African swine fever outbreaks have also been reported in the European Union chiefly. In the Baltics Poland and. Romania We now know who won't, be playing JAMES BOND and a, future double o seven flick British actor address Elba has denied. He'll be replacing Daniel Craig Elba helped fuel, speculation that he would be. The next JAMES BOND last week when he tweeted a selfie and wrote my name's Elba Idris Elba many fans of campaign for the star of the wire and Luther to be the first black bond. This week however when he was asked by a reporter from itv's good morning Britain if she was looking at the next bond Elba simply replied no Daniel Craig start in four, bond films and he said to return the still untitled to bond twenty-five also this. Week crag and. The film's producers announced that director Danny Boyle had left the film due to creative differences Hundreds of elderly Koreans have tearfully said their final goodbyes at the end of rare reunions between relatives separated by the nineteen fifty through fifty three Korean war a couple. Of, hundred South Koreans and their family members have returned to the south, after a last meeting with their North Korean, relatives at the, north, diamond, mountain resort many of the South, Koreans were war refugees who reunited with the siblings or infant. Children they left behind many of whom are now into their. Seventies a second round of reunions will end on Sunday Hi I'm Ralph Rousseau AP college. Football writer and host of the AP.
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"App today a. Duet between two of music's most well-known voices has been found more than forty five years. After it, was first recorded Carly Simon and Mick Jagger famously got together in nineteen seventy-two with Jagger lane down some. Background vocals on. Silence hit you're so vain but it appears the pair also. Got together on another track it was found recently on a table, and by Rolling Stones collector Matt Lee, believed to be named fragile at least according. To Rolling Stones fan websites the song is slow love ballad that has Jagger and Simon. Together at a piano singing Simon spoke about the lost wet with Rolling Stone, magazine about two years ago saying the tape of. The recording of lost redecorate she says it came out of a little back and forth of the piano for about an hour Jagger does most of the singing with Simon adding some harmonies would it ends a female voice believed to be Simon's, gasps good song so far no word. From The stones about the find however hardcore fans. Of the band and Jagger have known about it for years the guy who owns the tape made a digital copy and sent it to Rolling Stone he says? He's not looking to make any money off of it he just wanted Simon to, have a copy China's fighting an African swine fever. Outbreak that could potentially devastate herds the disease only affects pigs and wild boar but it is highly contagious China is the world's largest producer of pork producing as many as six, hundred million pigs annually pork is also a staple of the Chinese diet accounting for. More than sixty. Percent of animal protein consumed the appearance of the disease comes as China seeks to shift, pig-rearing from farm yards to, vast, breeding operations where waste and the spread of disease can be better controlled. For now contaminated areas are being disinfected to block the spread of the disease to other. Farms African, swine fever outbreaks have also been reported in the European. Union chiefly in the Baltics Poland and Romania The. Sequel to the nineteen Ninety-six blockbuster top guns now filming aboard a Norfolk based aircraft carrier Naval air force Atlantic spokesman commander Dave heck tells the Virginian pilot a, fifteen person crew from Paramount. Pictures and bruckheimer films went aboard the US ABRAHAM, LINCOLN on Sunday and they'll remain through Saturday heck says no actors, from the movie are aboard and the crew shooting. Footage, of air operations on the flight deck including takeoffs and landings the movie scheduled for release hi I'm Megan crane, AP digital manager and host of the podcast ground game a. Look at the top political issues bubbling up around the country, ahead of this year's midterm elections it's available. On apple podcasts and podcast one while you're there be sure. To, subscribe rate and review it, that's the podcast ground game AP radio news I'm Rita Foley laid. The.
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"App today a. Duet between two of music's most well-known voices has been found more than forty five years. After it, was first recorded Carly Simon and Mick Jagger famously got together in nineteen seventy-two with Jagger lane down some. Background vocals on. Silence hit you're so vain but it appears the pair also. Got together on another track it was found recently on a table, and by Rolling Stones collector Matt Lee, believed to be named fragile at least according. To Rolling Stones fan websites the song is slow love ballad that has Jagger and Simon. Together at a piano singing Simon spoke about the lost wet with Rolling Stone, magazine about two years ago saying the tape of. The recording of lost redecorate she says it came out of a little back and forth of the piano for about an hour Jagger does most of the singing with Simon adding some harmonies would it ends a female voice believed to be Simon's, gasps
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"Naval air force Atlantic spokesman commander, Dave heck tells the Virginian pilot a fifteen person crew from Paramount, Pictures and bruckheimer films went aboard the US ABRAHAM LINCOLN on Sunday and. They'll remain through Saturday heck says no actors from the movie are. Aboard and the crew shooting footage of air, operations on the flight deck. Including takeoffs and landings the movies scheduled for release in July twenty nineteen China's fighting an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds the disease only affects pigs and wild boar but it is. Highly contagious China is the world's largest producer of pork producing as many as six hundred million pigs annually pork is also a staple of the Chinese diet accounting for more than, sixty percent of animal protein consumed the. Appearance of the disease comes as, China seeks to shift pig-rearing from, farm yards to vast breeding operations, where waste and the spread of. Disease, can be better controlled for, now contaminated areas are being Infected to block the spread of the disease to other farms African swine fever outbreaks have also been reported in the European Union chiefly in the, Baltics Poland and Romania The half a million bats that live in New Mexico's Carlsbad caverns national park could. Face the threat of the deadly white nose syndrome it's named for the white fuzzy growth at develops on the bats noses ears and wings when they're infected by microorganism federal agencies have now, mobilized in recent weeks to combat the fungus that could potentially kill. Off numerous bats according to the Carlsbad current ARGUS when they're infected the bats wake up from hibernation forcing them. To consume their winter fat stores and starve, to death the symptoms have, been found in thirty three states, in seven Canadian provinces moving as far west as Washington state if the syndrome makes it to Carlsbad caverns the impact could be devastating not only to the local populations but it could negatively impact the tourism industry. With numerous visitors. Travelling to the national park to watch the bat flights in and out of the cave Hi I'm.
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"That we want to deter do you anticipate that there might be any additional conversations within the nato meeting about the tensions regarding trade and tariffs one thing i will say is that in all of the disagreements we have seen at the g seven and with allies with him we are now having trade talks and negotiations and tariffs that has not come up in the nato context our diplomats are professional and they are staying on our nato issues where we are one hundred percent allied you said recently that nato's main concern now is russia that the us has beefed up its troop strength in nato countries that are next to russia the baltics poland the president reportedly has said crimea should go to the russians since most people there speak russian does that concern allies like those in the baltic states and is it still the position of the united states that are nato allies have reason to be concerned about threats from russia oh i think definitely we are hardening our defenses as a deterrence against the invasion of any outside influence is most certainly russia which has had much malign influence that has been an attempt to destabilise our alliance and our allies it's also counterterrorism we have a major effort and it was president trump's request that we prioritize at nato more in the counterterrorism area which we are doing so i and i think it's very important that we support the ukraine and the illegal invasion of crimea and and the also still tension area in eastern ukraine ukraine is trying very hard to be a strong and sovereign nation and nato is committed to helping them do that with the reforms that they are are seeking so i do think that we are allied in that and and i i know that all of us and the united states is right there to want to assure that we have the mutual defense against any kind of malign influence that russia might attempt and most certainly the export of terrorism from afghanistan and other countries that is in our interest to do let me ask you about another nato ally and that is turkey tomorrow president erta one is going to be sworn in he will continue his fifteen year roll he'd now has expanded powers because of that election the russian prime minister dmitry medvedev is going to attend the inauguration are us ambassador post to turkey is still open we have a sharp jai there do you have any concern that russia is trying to flip turkey oh yes i do think russia is trying to flip turkey they're trying to flip many of our allies they want to destabilize the strongest defense alliance in the history of the world and that is nato and every effort that we can make that strengthens our alliance as well as the partners that we have is very helpful very productive and very necessary and turkey is one of our alliance most strong members they are a framework nation helping us in afghanistan they have been an ally for a long time and we will continue to work with them and we know that russia is trying to move into that but they're strong and they are a nato strong member i know that turkey is thinking about or trying to explore the.
"baltics poland" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Am six thirty you're listening to the best of the larry o'connor show joining us right now to get started with a look back on a an incredibly busy in jam packed week modest week of the year in my opinion is fox's national security strategist and new york times bestselling author defeating jihad he is dr sebastian gorka dr gorka kentucky and my friend larry thank you for joining us let's what a week i mean is it me or is this not been the longest week it's it's it's weird to me that it was only four days ago we were all talking about sarah huckabee sanders being thrown out of a restaurant no it is definitely not you every week every day you think the next thing may be a slightly more normal news cycle every week you're expect to get a little respite the following week but no whether the insanity of maxine waters whether it's incredibly important skoda's decisions coming down this this is i think one of the longest weeks since the inauguration of the forty fifth president of the united states well let's start sort of in your wheelhouse and that is the announcement office summit between vladimir putin and president donald trump what are we hoping to gain from this conversation with russia well i think the president amounts with all meetings of this nature walks into them with his eyes wide open and he he doesn't want to create problems whether on problems but he's a pragmatist and he understands it says a very small amount of common interest that we have with the former kgb colonel marry me putin he knows that he's a disruptor you'd never wanna kick a hornets nasty set from the very beginning that he's looking to make new enemies but if there is somewhere that we can cooperate for example to specific things come to mind that counter terrorism against the jihadi many writ large and and secondly with regards to syria i think those are the most concrete things they'll be discussing and i think in exchange of ladimir putin is interested in one thing he's obsessed with some kind of recognition for that that golden opportunity with the most power apple mountain in the world so we'll we'll see what the president gets out of it but they'll be no concessions made just as they were confessions made of any truth to teach import when he went to singapore is it still american policy that russia has no business being in the crimean peninsula and and and what how will president trump addressed that issue with president putin if you listen to nikki haley for listen to the the senior director for europe in the next town solo disaster advise up song bolton at that have been the line from the very beginning the russian federation broke a sixty five year old taboo since world war two we do we do not recognize other nations taking the poetry of other countries and keeping it and russia broke that pappu how how donald trump is going to address it i think that's going to be a discussion of going to happen behind closed doors very frank language may just the two heads of state and the two interpreters as was the case of the first discussions with kim in singapore and i think there's to have to be some recognition that the president has revitalized nato he's got to commit commitment of two percent gdp spending from all the nations will strengthening our friends in the baltics poland so he's going to send a very clear message that there is wrong and it will not be allowed to stand he's not he's not going to provoke a war but he's he's not very clear that the that the of crimea is wrong and what about the tangled complicated region of syria and and spilling over into the kurdish territories and turkey russia is all over that area and we have natural allies there we have natural enemies there and then of course i have no idea on a daytoday basis where turkey stands with us what what's that conversation like or is that even in the top five issues that will come up syria absolutely russia have been a player with it forces on the ground but it's not been a constructive one remember we the us killed hundreds of russian ministries because of the accident safe taken to support the assad regime the president understands.
"baltics poland" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"The don't buy the southeastern territory recreating which is a war zone now those were all precipitated under the guise of military exercises in two thousand fourteen so the baltics in poland are definitely on edge with these massive exercises going on america no there's a lot of talk about the asian pitted that uh bauman said we were going to make a during his presidency but really america has made in eastern european since the warring ukraine began overall we've got about sixty thousand troops in europe now although we've got an additional seven thousand were there under the european union reassurance initiative which is based we are are retort shooting that to russia's aggression ukraine now we've got a series of lots of exercise going on throughout the baltics poland i'll with god armored nato has now got a armored brigades rotating throughout the baltics in poland us is an presence upon which we didn't have carter warn ukrainian and i just recently as a pilot is interested i was on air force kc 135 light over the baltic sea recently and we had some bvb to be one bombers regime com information with the tangere and we are intercepted by russian as you 27 over the baltic sea flying within international airspace as a foreigner horse piloted it senate on my spine this year a russian warplane on the tail of us beef 52 that you're really underscored for me where we're at an no the greatest risk we run now said some miscalculation with all these exercises going on could turn into actual shooting war between the us and russian what are you hearing from from those on the ground in you know you're sources and government officials anyone in an ever when you're talking to in ukraine and the baltics about whether vladimir putin and the kremlin aarp emboldened are they do they feel like this is this is becoming increasingly dangerous for them they feel like the status quo is somewhat static and.