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"Series sports and the Black Experience needed Johnson and Amber Nichols. They work a different sports, but they have something Common to black women who pay their dues starting in ticket sales with sports teams. And now Johnson is president of D. C United. I mean, part of me is like, Yeah, I know my job, and that's part of it. Part of me is like I never thought that I would be the first in a capacity of this in my career. Johnson is the first black president of a major league soccer team. And Amber Nichols is the general manager of the Wizard's G League team. That capital City go go. It's kind of like a pinch myself moments that really be addressed as that every time I hear it, it's exciting, but it's also you know, a testament to my hard work and Nichols Hard work led to an opportunity on the basketball side. The environments are changing. So where you know, women are appreciated for their knowledge, and honestly, they're chosen because they're the best person for the job at the time not necessary just because they're women and Johnson shares Nichols optimism. I'm ready for this. I'm throwing for the future that we have ahead of us and to be at the helm and to help lead this in the Into the next generation is huge, and for nickels also huge the responsibility for me to do my very best in this role so that other women can get opportunities and coming about Friday hockey and the black community. Dave Johnson w Tell Me news Just reports part of Double E. T O. P s continuing coverage of Black History Month and the black voices who make a difference in our community. You can read more on w t o p dot com Search Black History Month The State Department is the latest agency to raise the ante on diversity and inclusion. The State Department has for decades been called Pale Male and Yale. Now Secretary of State Anthony Blinken orders formation of a new position, chief diversity and inclusion officer. It will report directly to Blinken. Each State Department bureau must also designate a corresponding person to look after diversity and inclusion. Together, they'll make up a new group called the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council, a department spokesman said. Diversity and inclusion will make the State Department stronger, smarter, more creative and more innovative..
U.S. "humbly" asks for its seat back on U.N. Human Rights Council
"The U. N Human Rights Council after former President Trump withdrew from the organization Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U. S. Will seek re election to the U. N Human Rights Council later this year. We humbly ask for the support of all U N member states. In our bid to return to a seat in this body. The announcement comes three years after President Trump quit the council, saying it was biased against Israel. Blinken says reform is needed We urge the Human Rights Council Look at how it conducts his business. That includes it's disproportionate focus on Israel. And he says countries with the worst records on human rights should not be members of the council in London.
U.S. "humbly" asks for its seat back on U.N. Human Rights Council
"Administration is now looking for a seat at the table at the U. N. Human Rights Council. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says we will seek a three year term starting next year. The United States currently has observer status, and Blinken says there is one area of concern we have observed, the United States re engages. We urge the Human Rights Council Look at how it conducts his business. That includes it's disproportionate focus on Israel. In mid 2018. The Trump Administration pulled the US out of the council over its focus on Israel. It also took issue with China, Cuba, Russia and other nations being on the council when they've been accused of human rights abuses. Like an echo that, saying countries with the worst human rights record should not be members,
U.S. "humbly" asks for its seat back on U.N. Human Rights Council
"Biden administration now looking for a seat at the table at the U. N. Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Antony Blinken says we will seek a three year term term starting next year. United States currently has observer status, and Blinken says there is one area of concern we have observed as the United States re engages. We urge the Human Rights Council Look at how it conducts his business. That includes it's disproportionate focus on Israel. In mid 2018. The Trump Administration pulled the US out of the council over its focus on Israel. It also took issue with China, Cuba, Russia and other nations being on the council when they've been accused of human rights abuses. Lincoln echoed that, saying countries with the worst human rights record should not be
US to seek seat on UN human rights body, after Trump pullout
"Secretary of state Clinton says the US will seek to be re elected into the UN human rights council after the body was previously shunned by the trump administration in a video message at the top US diplomat said his country will seek a three year term is starting next year however Blinken suggested the council was still in need of reformers human rights council to look at how it conducts his business that includes its disproportionate focus on Israel secretary of state emphasized the importance of human rights in his administration's foreign policy will focus on ensuring that the council membership reflects high standards for upholding the ring can also raise concerns about countries including ma'am off its recent Q. China events in China region and Russia after the chaining of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his supporters I'm Karen Thomas
Iran Demands U.S. Lift Sanctions Before It Reenters Nuclear Deal
"Iran has set a deadline off Sunday for the United States to lift the sanctions imposed by President Trump after he pulled us out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. But Biden administration has indicated that although it is prepared to ease the measures, it'll only do so if Iran first returns to compliance with the nuclear deal. Over the past five years, Iran has resumed enrichment on development activities and alleged violation off the nuclear agreement. Head of the UN's nuclear watchdog, has arrived in Tehran today to find out more so both U. S and Iran of staked out their position ahead of Sunday's deadline. The Biden administration is also agreed to return to nuclear talks with Iran, with its European allies, raising the prospect of the U. S. Rejoining The 2015 agreement, however, is the new secretary of state, Antony Blinken told the BBC's yelled at her Quim. There were conditions attached to any future U. S engagement with Iran. We have a policy in recent years of so called maximum pressure on Iran that has not produced results. In fact, The problem has gotten worse around is now much closer to being able to produce on short order enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon that so called breakout time had been pushed past one year. By the nuclear agreement. It's now down, based on published reports to just a few months and meanwhile, Iran has been not standing down but acting up in the region with various destabilizing actions, attacks on our own forces in Iraq and elsewhere on our partners. And so the problem has gotten worse. Not better. U S Secretary of State Antony Blinken and earlier I spoke to Professor Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran and former nuclear talks advisor Firstly is Iran in any way, please, to see a change of president. In the United States. I don't think anyone in Iran Mrs Trump, but I don't think that anyone really has any expectations of by them. We already see that Biden and his administration is pursuing the same policies of maximum pressure. And instead of being apologetic for what the United States has done to Iran, he has expectations from Iran. The Americans left agreement, but it's the Iranians that he expects to comply by the agreement instead of the United States, making up for the harm that it's carried out against ordinary Iranians. Or, for example, the United States has murdered a senior Iranian general who led the fighting against Isis and Al Qaeda and the region. Yet the United States is speaks of its concern about Iranian behavior, So it's a sort of extraordinary situation where Trump leaves. But the legacy of Trump is still there in many ways, But with all due respect, you're not getting Maura of the same with the Biden administration, for instance, it has already dropped to push for more sanctions at the United Nations crafted by President Trump, and it's also removed restrictions. On Iranian diplomats a credit to the United Nations in New York. Maybe these are small things, but they're indicative off a different approach. Do you not think No, I think they're zero the movement of Iranian diplomats in New York. It's just a very small irritant. It has no impact on life for ordinary Iranians and the withdrawal of the U. S letter to the U. N. Security Council makes no difference either because the U. N did not accept Trump's claims that those sanctions were back in place because the United States left the P five plus one. They didn't have the authority to write that letter. What is important for Iran is that the United States has not abided by his obligations and neither have the Europeans, whereas it was the Iranians that remained within the framework of the P five plus one and committed itself to its obligation and on Lee after a long period of time that Iran decrease its commitments because the other side was not abiding by any of their commitments. So you would acknowledge that, as of now Iran is in non compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement. I mean, it's resumed enrichment and development activities. No, it's the other side that has been in noncompliance for years and within the framework of the deal. I think it's article 36. The Iranians have the right to when the other side is not carrying out its obligations. It has the right to decrease its own commitments to its obligations so the Iranians are on Lee risk. Implicating but with great delay. In fact, many in Iran are saying, Why did you wait all these years? You should have stopped applying Iranian commitments to the JCP away when the Americans stopped, But the Iranians who waited because the Europeans promised to do something about it, and they didn't and then gradually, Iranians like decrease its commitments. But Iran has never left the deal. And Iran has always said if the United States returns to its commitments will reciprocate. But so far the United States has done nothing. I mean, you set this deadline for the United States to lift those sanctions against Iran. What's around going to do when that passes and you don't get what you want? Well when the Americans do not remove the sanctions, That means that the United States will continue the maximum pressure campaign, which means the United States will not abiding by any of its commitment within the framework of the nuclear deal, and therefore Iran will end the remaining commitments that it is carrying out with it. The framework of the nuclear deal. In other words, if the United States implements the deal, we implement the deal, but for now on, we're not going to implement part of the deal. When the Americans are implementing none of the deal. The Iranian law that was passed gave Biden a month and a half. He could have just used his pen and reversed Trump's presidential decrees, but he did not make that choice. If he chooses to make that choice that the Iranians will reciprocate, But the Americans cannot expect any changes to the deal. There will be no change is the side that can make demands is Iran, not the United States. Iran was hurt by American maximum pressure campaign as it was committed to the
Moscow court rejects Alexey Navalny's appeal against his prison sentence
"Sentence handed to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. But the court did shorten his sentence by six weeks. Today the judge took into account the time they've only spent under house arrest of all. He was in court today, appealing his sentence for violating the terms of his probation while he was recuperating in Germany from a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. Secretary of State Anthony Blinking, criticizing China for not being
U.S. Ready To Talk With Iran On Nuclear Deal
"Biden pointed to a serious of crises that the U. S and Europe face like the pandemic threats from Russia and a rising China. Another concern Iran. Biden says it wants to start negotiating with Iran to curb its nuclear program after the Trump administration walked away from a previous deal about this, the world's syringe a fiery has more President Biden's staff has already put his words into action. Yesterday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with foreign ministers of France, Germany and the U. K. He said the U. S is ready to join them to restore the 2015 nuclear accord. Restoring the deal won't be a walk in the park door after President Trump pulled out of the agreement in 2018. Relations between Iran and the U. S took a turn for the wars. Trump and his team began what they call the maximum pressure campaign a serious of harsh economic sanctions. Iran, on the other hand, double down on its support for militia groups in the region. It also ramped up its nuclear program. Today, though Biden struck a different tune. That's why we said, we're prepared to reengage negotiations. The P five plus one On Iran's nuclear program. The P five plus one are the five permanent members of the U. S. Security Council. China, France Russia, the U K the U. S plus Germany. Really progress is with the Atlantic Council in Washington, she says. Before coming back to the table. The Iranians want an end to the sanctions. They don't see any benefit of returning to a deal. If the U. S isn't holding their side of the bargain, and so I think until they get those sanctions remove Iran is just going to keep moving forward with pulling back its nuclear program. That's what devil is everything it wants Foreign minister tweeted today. In response to Biden's office. He wrote that the US is no longer party to the original deal, and so it must lift all sanctions before it
Back in Paris pact, US faces tougher climate steps ahead
"Change and international alliances of the center of his foreign policy. Biden has also named the former Secretary of state. John Kerry is the U. S climate envoy. He'll lead negotiations around the world on climate as the U. S. Is now back in the Paris climate Agreement. Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Biden Declares ‘America Is Back’ on International Stage
"Is back as he joined other world leaders for a virtual G seven meeting today, President Biden is putting climate change and international alliance is at the center of his foreign policy. Biden has also named the former Secretary of state. John Kerry is the U. S climate envoy. He'll lead negotiations around the world on climate as the U. S. Is now back in the Paris climate Agreement. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has also announced the administration is willing to negotiate with Iran a potential for Step to return the 2015 nuclear agreement. State Department officials say the U. S. Is waiting on unexpected invitation to begin these discussions Axis Richardson in Washington. But the White House also keeps saying Iran is a long way from compliance and apparent effort to address concerns that rejoining the deal couldn't reward Iran. For bad behavior. America
World leaders applaud US formal return to Paris climate pact
"He will offer group of seven world leaders and others a glimpse into his plans to dramatically reshape U S foreign policy. United States has returned to the Paris climate Accord. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says climate change and signs diplomacy can never again be add ons in our four foreign policy discussions were leaders are applauding today's formal return to the mostly voluntary 2015 agreement, saying it is a symbolic and important on Wall Street right now have for intelligence says the Dow is up
President Biden ready for talks on Iran nuclear deal.
"The biden administration said on thursday. It's ready to join talks with iran and world powers to discuss a return to the two thousand and fifteen nuclear deal in a shop repudiation of former president donald trump's maximum pressure campaign that sought to isolate the islamic republic. The administration also took two steps at the united nations aimed at restoring policy to how it was before. Trump withdrew from the deal in two thousand eighteen. The combined actions were immediately criticized by iran hawks and likely to draw concern for israel and gulf arab states in addition to signaling a willingness to talk with iran the administration also reversed trump's determination that all un sanctions against iran had been restored and it eased stringent restrictions on the domestic travel if iranian diplomats posted to the united nations. The state department announced the move following discussions between the secretary of state. Anthony blinken and he's british french and german counterparts and as biden prepares to participate albeit virtually in his first major international events with world leaders. The announcement came a day before biden to speak to leaders of the group of seven industrialized democracies and later. In the day address the annual munich security conference at both biden is expected to discuss his commitment to multilateral diplomacy and his desire to undo damage that trump's positions may have caused over the previous four
Kourtney Kardashian Confirms Relationship with Travis Barker by Making It Instagram Official
"Kardashian and Travis Barker of Blink 1 82 are an item. They confirmed their relationship in an instagram post. It marks the first time the couple's posted on social media together since speculation around their romance began earlier this year. It also comes after Kardashians ex Scott Disick and his girlfriend. Went public wins news time 11 39
Blinken says he gets 'occasional dig' from other countries about US democracy
"Of State Antony Blinken says there's no doubt the U. S ability to pressure other countries on matters of democracy and human rights has been quote tarnished by recent events, including the January 6 attack on the U. S. Capitol, in an interview with NPR's All things considered Blinken, saying he's received the occasional dig when it happened to express concern about events going on in other countries. But he says the U. S is moving ahead. I don't feel any hesitation about Advancing our views on democracy and our views on human rights because again, I find that there's actually strengthen the fact. That we're confronting these things openly that we're confronting our own deficits, our own challenges for the entire world to see Lincoln, pointing to efforts to reverse the actions of the previous administration, including reentering the Paris climate accord and re engaging with the World Health Organization.
Philadelphia police consider new device to subdue people safely
"Authorities are looking into a new device that works like a lasso would be used to help capture potentially armed and threatening suspects. As we hear from Kow is Crime and justice reporter Kristin Jo Hanson. It may sound like a gun, but the Boulder rap device shoots a cord from a handheld device and wraps that court with hooks on each end around a person happens in the blink of an eye. It's like literally you don't even see it. It's so fast, it's over five. 100 FT per second. Tom Smith is the president and interim CEO of rock Technologies, the cartridges, a single deployment, and then you throw that away the device you use over and over again. Unlike a Taser, which needs skin contact of fully work, the boulder rap hooks around a person grabbing onto their clothes until the person could be subdued by officers. You can do it very quickly to load it unloaded on deployed again in two seconds or if there's multiple officers and they all deployed at the same time, there's no downside. It takes just a few hours for anyone to be trained. It says they've met with community leaders and Philly police is SWAT unit about potentially arming officers in the city. Christened
U.S. Prepares to Lift Terrorist Designation Against Yemeni Rebels, Despite New Attacks
"The U. S announced Friday. It's revoking the designation of Yemen's Houthi rebels as a terrorist group, effective Tuesday. Change will make it easier for humanitarian groups to provide aid to the Yemeni people Hurt by years of conflict and food deprivation. The Trump Administration had declared the Houthi He's a terrorist group. It's last day in office, Secretary of State Antony Blinken says. Although the U. S is withdrawing that label, the group could still be hit with more
Biden announces US will sanction Myanmar's military leaders following coup
"Last week's data in myanmar provided the new us administration of president joe biden with its first major foreign policy crisis. We now have an idea of america's response. President biden has signed an executive order imposing sanctions on the coup leaders. This will be followed by measures to block the myanmar's military access to government funds held in the us. Further measures seem likely showed the gionta not to american demands that democratic order be restored one by louis lukens former. Us diplomat now senior partner with cigna global advisors liu first of all this all seem certainly measured against the last four years widely normal. Doesn't it well it does. You're right andrew. It does seem normal and there is a policy process in washington. That was carried out there. Tony blinken and president biden consulted with about this issue and then came to a decision to impose sanctions so very normal. Didn't learn about it by tweet. Sort of back to the good old days of foreign policy. I think not that. I'm wishing to sound overly nostalgic four the immediately preceding four years. But in an instance like this is this orthodoxy helpful. I mean the demand. Maurice generals rather priced this in. Wouldn't they well. The process and the consultant with allies is helpful whether sanctions themselves will be useful remains to be seen sanctions. Tend to have very limited effectiveness and the people who are targeted by sanctions. In this case the military leadership Tend to be able to to be somewhat immune to the effects of the sanctions. They and so the. Us has walk a very fine line in trying to punish the leadership but in a way. That doesn't actually trickle down and really hurt. The the average burmese people who who are responsible for the the off course well just as a general principle then. Is there any reason to imagine that the people behind the coup. D'etat actually care what. The united states thinks that. This point probably not much reason to think that they care you know. China is their number one trading partner. They do roughly three third of their trade with china and the us is not even in the top five list of trading partners So you know it's great that the us has a couple allies on board. And i think the tony blinken talk to his japanese counterpart yesterday to to sort of coordinate a little bit on this but if china is not going to impose sanctions which they won't it really reduces the effectiveness of what the us can do in that especially in that country where we have very few ties. So how much of the american response. So far and i guess what we might still see often. American response is not so much the new. Us administration hoping it can affect an outcome in this specific circumstance but is more trying to set a general tone trying to establish. This is how this administration is going to do business. This is how we're going to react to things. Yeah look. I mean even if even if the sanctions are completely symbolic sends an important message that the that the united states will not tolerate this kind of activity and will work to promote the the sustenance of democratic governments around the world if the united states had ignored the coup in myanmar mar. I think that would send a message to people thinking about overthrowing governments around the world that hey we can do this now and get away with it now. The burmese military leaders may still get away with it remains to be seen whether the us sanctions will have any effect or not but the us had to send a message in some ways. This is a new administration and we're gonna take democracy seriously. How much more. Careful is the united states being about me on mob this time than it might have been during the previous stretch of military rule because in that period of course it did seem like a much more straightforward good guys versus bad guys proposition than you had this. All neha canonized a leader in waiting under house arrest on sang suci Whose stature. I think has been somewhat reduced by her own complicity with the people who've just thrown out of a job. Yeah i mean certainly. Her stature has been diminished over the last years in. Not just yeah. i mean. Basically because of her alignment with the military leaders in sort of her reaction to the the genocide in myanmar. That said i think the united states is trying to look at is not from the perspective of individual personalities but from the perspective of the principles of democracy and our unwillingness or or distaste for To go along with with appearing to support a military coup so we have to come out. The united states had to come out and strongly against this coup and short of military action economic sanctions against the people who perpetrated a coup really. The only way to go for now. The united states does of course have a diplomatic relationship with me on march for the moment at least any way you have been a diplomat serving abroad for the united states in a in a circumstance like this is there anything ambassadors another embassy staff on the ground candu or is it more likely case. They've just been told to make as little noise as they possibly can. Well i think the probably been quite vocal. I think in and you have to walk a fine line. You don't wanna be so vocal against the new leaders in the military that that you get thrown out of the country because certainly that is a possibility now. But you wanna make america's presence known and you wanna know you wanna make america's policies known so my guess is that Certainly through social media which is of limited value in me mark. I think the government has cut down. Cut off a lot of the internet but they they will be trying to work through their networks of of Dissenters and people in civil society to try to get the word out that the united states is with you. And we're working on this. How important is it to the united states to get at least some sort of result out of this. I mean i understand what you're saying about. How the united states is obliged to lay down the law here especially with the new administration but he is there a risk that they are seen to have done exactly that and have not make the blindest bit of difference to anything. Well there is a risk. I mean if if the us government left it as it is now the just the sanctions. That would be a worry but my guess is that Tony blinken will be is embarking on on a of diplomacy with counterparts around the world to try to to you take it to the next level not necessarily only through sanctions through a global reaction against this coup again. It comes back to the challenge. That is hard to do something. The un security council If china doesn't go along with it and china's unlikely to go along with any condemnation of the military leaders in in myanmar But i think tony blinken will certainly be trying to rally allies onto the us side honest
Patrick Starrr Answers Your Most Googled Makeup Questions!
"We're going to talk to you about the most burning googled makeup questions of late. Because you you are a total makeup guru yourself. You pretty much came up on the internet so we trust you more than we trust google. So here we go. Are you ready. yes. I'm ready okay. Pay right so the first one is this. And it's very timely. Patrick so we wanna know and the internet wants to know how to wear makeup with a mask presumably so you don't ruin your makeup. So funny i saw this on tiktok us take a stronghold setting spray spray the inside your mask and your face and i believe that preparing your face and prepping it and priming it is imported and it's so funny that either launched by my primary it's coming. It's about to launch secure. The makeup magnet primer. 'cause i was developing that prequel but having a good primer strategy and setting sprays strategy so primate setting that and then going about your that's powder or liquid cream will bulletproof your makeup especially for when it comes to wearing masks. Next question is how to apply makeup. In what order. So what featured you do first and second and third and why. Well i had two different faces one. That's more like a daytime. When that's more glam but make lamb went. I'll start with my eyes. I just because i get so much follow. And then kind of let's my primer settlements. I'll do primer. I allow that to do. Its magic and settle in. And then i'll go about my eyes or i'll put my eye patches on mice to dry patches super hydrating also prime i believe in the skin so as everything is muslims and it's all just you my eyes and then i'll do my lashes and then i'll go ahead and do whatever foundation i like whether it's full coverage medium or light coverage in the conceal her and that is to go in and and baked that all with ultimate setting powder i one size and that literally secures my makeup until twenty twenty two pretty much know. I'll do that. And then i'll brides and called swear blush and i'll finish it off with the lips depending on the day. So that's like my my prefer to order. Do you think that's the most efficient way of doing it. Like just the time-saving lies to get more granular in the steps. Actually do my liner and my lashes and my brows first and then everything would just fog a place. Because that's the most like tedious time consuming part of glamorous. I'm like rushing to do an instagram live or jump into a meeting. I'll just lie lashes browse and just just on some powder foundation or a little bit of conceal her. And it kinda evens skin tone in a little bit of Bomb and i'm good to go and i feel like another perennial. Google trending search is how to apply false lashes and a lot of people. Do this like five minutes before. They're about to leave to go somewhere. So what are your tips and tricks. So you don't feel rushed and you actually nail it. The first time there is a little bit of extra steps that like to do so when it comes still whenever. I'm ready to quit on my lashes island to actually curl my eyelashes with a curler. Before i put it on. So i'll take it along the bed Let's already up. Ed not like sitting on my real eyelashes douse. It's kind of ready. Like pushed up a factor. And that. I'll go ahead and apply a little bit of not underneath but kind of on the top of the lash and then what i'll do is up at all. Set it down. And then i'll do one step as the glue is getting tacky so for me whenever i complete my eyes in my liner ahead put on the lash glue and then i'll quickly broads so by the time. I'm done bronze my face. It already in like thirty seconds to a minute. And then by the time the lashes lashes almost pretty much tacky slash dry and a puppet on a magnet like velcro. Just pop sign. And i'll look down into a mirror a kind of like a table like our particular to my face underneath by chen. And i'll take tweezers than than i'll go ahead and put it on the middle. I pop it in the middle and pop in the outer corner inner corner and a having that relaxed lid really helps without straining to i And a blinking. That we are. You have a focus point looking down into a mirror. What are your favorite lashes while we have you. I have my dramatic dragged eyelashes by one size. I wanted to do this for that. The lgbtq community. 'cause i remember a shopping. You know in different stores. That i was like. 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Cases of Flu Are Down Globally
"Job. Maybe next time you're here you can present. That would be getting green jobs. So i'm just asking when that happened. Richard trumka who is a friend longtime friend of joe biden says about that day one eastone. He says i wish he. The president has paired that. Were carefully with the thing that he did. second by saying. Here's where we are creating jobs. So there's partial evidence from richard trumka. Well you didn't include all of his interview. Would you like to include. How about this. The international union of north america said the keystone decision will cost one thousand existing union jobs and ten thousand projected construction jobs. Well what mr trump. Also indicated in the same interview was that president biden has proposed a climate plan with transformative investments and infrastructure and laid out a plan that will not only create millions of good union jobs but also helped tackle the climate crisis. That guy was peter doocy from fox news and i always hate his questions because he takes four ever to get to the point he just beats around the bush because his conscience is fighting him the whole time and at least that's what it seems like. It's like that tiny little part of them that still has morals and ethics is trying to tell him. He's being deceiving and a bad journalist. But pete here just wants at fox news money one of the more unexpected biden policies. I would say. Just because. I never thought he would actually do. It is that he announced on friday. That trump wouldn't be eligible to receive intelligence briefings anymore. This is the first time that a former president has been cut out of these briefings. But we've never truly had a president trump have we biden explained in that norah o'donnell interview saying quote. I just think that there's no need for him. To have the intelligence briefings. What value is giving him. An intelligence briefing. What impact does he have at all other than the fact that he might slip and say something and he also said that has shown quote erratic behavior. Well that certainly the polite way to say that. He's been acting crazy honestly if he didn't read them well he was president. Why should he get them now. I mean the way. I imagine it. They practically had to create puppet shows and plays to get him the information that was in those briefings like they probably had to act it out for him. The man doesn't or possibly can't read so the story here as promised is about the flus really bad year sir remember. I talked a couple weeks ago. About how bad well not. How bad how good for us it was that. This year's flu season is almost nonexistent. In that was in new york city as it turns out that sort of the case. Globally this reporting from the atlantic followed a doctor from the mayo clinic in rochester minnesota. And they just sort of talked it over with them. What they're seeing in. Why we might be seeing this really good flu season for us. He said on december first that they began testing all patients with respiratory symptoms for covert and the flu so thousands and thousands of these tests have turned up positive for covid but out of the twenty thousand flu tests that they've run which is ten times. The usual number zero have come back positive for the flu since early fall. Eight hundred thousand flu tests in the. Us have been done and only fifteen hundred have been positive. That's point two percent for context. That's about one hundred times so last year. We had a hundred times more cases at this time when we had done. Eight hundred thousand tests back then. The flu positivity rate was anywhere between twenty and thirty percent twenty and thirty percent a lot of other respiratory viruses have disappeared as well well disappeared in quotes because they're still out there somewhere including ones for the common cold. Obviously the reason for this is the number of restrictions and precautions that we've had to put in place social distancing masks etc and all of those help because the regular flu and covid spread in pretty much the same ways however covert spreads more easily because it can be passed on by people who don't even have symptoms in front example just look at all these super spreader events. That didn't happen before. It's not like if you went to the movie theater and just anyone had the flu. You al- suddenly got the flu. There are also differences at the macroscopic level. Like how it sticks to the particles that we exhale when we breathe or talk like cova sticks more easily so is easier to transmit of course doctors
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"Times reports that president trump has discussed the possibility of issuing preemptive hardens to his three eldest children. Donald junior eric anna von to his son-in-law jared kushner and his lawyer rudy giuliani before trump leaves office fearing that they could all face. Prosecution trump reportedly spoke with giuliani about a pardon for him as recently as last week. Giuliani has been under investigation by federal prosecutors in manhattan for his business dealings in ukraine and for his role in ousting. The american ambassador. They're applaud at the heart of trump's impeachment and in an interview on tuesday attorney general. Bill barr said there was no evidence of voter fraud that could alter the outcome of the election directly undercutting claims by president trump. Boris comments to the associated. Press made him the most high profile member of the president's cabinet to affirm.
"blinken" Discussed on The Daily
"Ignition. That's absolutely right so now. Blinken comes in with his view. That america must be the organizing force. But you know in all those cases michael. It's not clear that the world is particularly interested in seeing the united states. Come back in as an organizing force because there's a fundamental question that blinken and biden. They're going to have to face. Which is that. the world's going to say to them. Why should we trust you. Sure we're glad to see him. Engaged america come back. And we're delighted. You're coming back into all these treaties but supposing this is just a four year blip and that when we look back at it trumpism ultimately is going to rule the day and the next president's gonna go undo whatever you do in the next four years So biden and lincoln have to not only convince the world that america is back and not only convince them that they should trust us as an organizing force but they also have to convince them that the whole concept that we call liberal internationalism that the united states brings values with it around the world and will back those up with force or with money or with influence that. That's a view that's actually gonna stick. Blinken has this phrase that he's used many times which is super is don't bluff and the trick for him and for president biden over. The next few years is going to be convincing them. That insane were back. We're not bluffing. So david the challenge for anthony meighan if he's confirmed as our new secretary of state will not just be as you said earlier selling a skeptical united states electorate on this approach to foreign policy which is in and of itself a pretty tall order. It's actually selling a deeply skeptical world that this can be counted on for more than just a few years. That's exactly right michael. He's gotta go convince. Americans that are re engaged. America is truly in americans own interest and in the interest of american workers. And he's got to convince our allies that we are actually there to stay. That trump and trumpism isn't coming back.
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"Author back. This episode is supported by traffic with marianna. Then zeller premiering wednesday december second at nine eight central on national geographic investigative journalists fins eller dives into the most dangerous black markets on the planet from tiger traffickers and scammers counterfeiters and gunrunners to give inside access into the world's trillion dollar shadow economy after each episode. Check out the traffic podcast available. Wherever you listen to podcasts. Starting december third. Hey everyone it's instead herndon political reporter for the new york times. I think that journalism that is accurate and fair. Bedrock of democracy is how folks make informed decisions. It's how we learn things that other people many times people in power are trying to hide and when you are taking the idea fairness seriously that means that you have made clear to both sides of the aisle which you intend to report. You've made sure it's accurate and that it lives up to the standards of independence that the new york times believes in. It's not just people can trust. What we're saying has been vetted it's that we have gone through that process without trying to calibrate or dilute that information to appease one side or the other. If you want to support the work that we do you can subscribe to the new york times and ny times dot com slash. Subscribe so david. Let's presume anthony. Blinken turns out to be a relatively skilled diplomatic salesman. What do you think his version of american foreign policy will actually look like in-practice given where everything now stands in america's relations with the rest of the world. What would the allies michael. I think the early days will be pretty much a welcome back home festival right. Because they're going to spend the first few months rejoining the world or rejoining agreements that donald trump walked away from. They're going to re-sign the paris accord on climate change in the early days they're going to rejoin the world health organization which president trump walked out of in the middle of covid arguing that the chinese had too much influence while the. Us paid the bills. They're going to go announced recommitment to nato. So they're going to do a lot of dismantling of dismantling among lincoln's friends. They call it the great undoing that they're trying to go undo the trump era but of course a couple of things are going to get in the way. The biggest example of this may be iran. Right where we know that president elect joe biden wants to return to a pre trump diplomatic relationship and specifically wants to rejoin the iran nuclear deal. That's right but because of what. President trump has done over the past two years and because of what the israelis are believed to have been responsible for in the past few days. That's going to be a really really toll water. David exe explain that well over the past few years. President trump has done everything. He could to unwind and complicate the obama era iran nuclear court and in the past few days. The israelis have tried to put the final nail in the coffin of that agreement tonight. Iran says its most senior. Nuclear scientists has been assassinated near the capital tehran with this assassination on the streets of a little town outside of tehran. Last friday he was a protected and prized scientists where the leading iran nuclear scientists driving to his summer place. Iranian officials say martin. He was ambushed in his car by what they call armed. Terrorists spraying the windshield with bullets is intercepted by a group of sas and killed in broad daylight. Iran's president hassan ronnie explained israel for the killing on saturday. There's a lot of evidence that this was done. By the israelis iran is already vowing revenge and a fair bit of speculation that the israelis wouldn't have done it without first giving warning to the united states. We don't know that yet. This is now making it extremely difficult for iran to come back to the table and for biden to re execute a workable strategy for iran. But we do know is that the result is that the assassination took what was already an incredibly difficult diplomatic challenge. Reassembling the nuclear deal and made it vastly harder because now lincoln and biden walk into a world in which the iranians are understandably hopping mad and will believe themselves that the americans were in on it and the hard liners will say see. You never should have entered that deal to begin with so this is a very clear example of how the trump foreign policy approach may actually make it all but impossible for the biden blinken foreign policy approach to actually work because the iranians say. Hey you've trash this deal and you have taken out our top nuclear scientists. Why on earth would we rejoin an agreement with your country. That's right the iranians are going to take that view but it gets even more complicated than that because while there are a lot of people who would say. Let's just rewind the clock to january twentieth twenty. Seventeen when barack obama left office. The fact is the world's moved on right. The iran situation is far more complicated than it was in two thousand seventeen. And that's not the only place around the world where it's more complicated the north koreans for all those love letters that they wrote to president trump have built a lot more fuel for nuclear weapons. The chinese have expanded their footprint in the south china sea and become much more aggressive in their technology exports all around the world. You're finding places where issues that biden and lincoln were familiar with and thought they might have a handle on when they were leaving office. Have now come back with a vengeance and will not be easy for us. Just insert itself back like a key in.
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"Part of american power which is the power of the american example. There's a general sense that we've lost our north star. People are increasingly confused. They feel of chaos. They don't know which end is up whether we like it or not. The world tends not organize itself. And what that means is that. It's the united states is going to have to step in play that role if we're not doing. A lot of that organizers. In terms of shaping the rules in the norms and the institutions through which countries relate to on other then one or two things. Either someone else is doing it. And probably the way that advances our own interests and values or maybe just as bad. No one is because if we're not it's not like no one else is gonna play that role vacuums will be created and then you tend app chaos and a vacuum that may be filled by that things before so by good things he believes that trump failed time and time again to do that. It failed at nato. It failed in east asia. It failed in putting together. A common response to china and yet he recognizes half of america believes that trump was essentially right here that we're overextended and that when we get out into the rest of the world we get taken to the cleaners so the tension in the next two years is to see whether blinken has the skills at home and abroad to make his case.
"blinken" Discussed on The Daily
"From the new york times. I'm michael borrow. This is a daily today. I'm pleased to announce nominations and staff for critical foreign policy national security positions in my administration today team that reflects the fact that america is back ready to lead the world not retreat from harder. Two of our look at the cabinet of president elect joe biden secretary of state. I nominate. Tony blinken david sanger on biden's nominee for secretary of state. I've seen him in action. Tony is ready on day. One and what kind of foreign policy is possible. After four years of american isolations. it's wednesday december second. I want to start by asking you the same question. I asked our colleague. Gina smile about joe. Biden's selection of his treasury secretary and of course we're gonna be talking about his choice of secretary of state. How important is the role of the secretary of state going to be. Do you think in this incoming administration well historically and constitutionally michael secretary of state's always been the most important cabinet post after the president and the vice president and the first cabinet member. Who's in line for the presidency. But it's particularly critical right now because joe biden is going to be consumed in his first six months by covid nineteen by to domestic imperatives and get the world's given us up for dead and so the secretary of state is going to have to show that america's back that america cares about allies and that america is ready to lead and the secretary of state is the chief spokesperson for the president around the world. And of course has to be somebody who the rest of the world thinks really is in sync with the president. Somebody who the rest of the world believes literally speaks word for word for the president. The most powerful secretaries of state in recent times have been those who no one doubted had a relationship with the president. That was so close that when the secretary spoke it was like the president. Speaking and joe biden has picked in. Tony blinken somebody who has been with him for twenty years. Who can finish his sentences who biden once said could do any job in his administration and they will know that. When lincoln speaks they might as well be listening to buy them so. I want to get to this extremely close relationship between biden and blinking. But i want to start with the back story of tony blinken. He's not a household name like secretaries of state that you just mentioned and i wonder where his story starts with president-elect like harris thank you for your trust and your confidence. He's not a household name though. He's known well in washington in foreign policy circles. But he's got this very rich back story for my family. As for so many generations of americans. America has literally been the last best hope on earth and actually lincoln told a little bit of the story. When an president-elect biden formally announced his nomination as secretary of state my grandfather maurice lincoln fled pogroms in russia and made a new life in america. His son my father. Donald lincoln served in the united states air force during world war two and then as the united states embassador born in new york parents divorced when he was about eight years old and he moved to paris where his new stepfather is very well known lawyer and my father samuel pisar but had been survivor of concentration camps. He was one of nine hundred children in his school and beyond the stock poland. But the only one to survive the holocaust after four years in concentration camps. He was jewish kid whose entire town had been swept up by the nazis. At the end of the war. He made a break from a death march into the woods. Varia from his hiding place. He heard a deep rumbling sound. It was a tank but instead of the iron cross he saw painted on its side. A five pointed white star. He ran to the tech. The hatch open an african american. Gi look down at. He got down on his knees and so the only three words that he knew in in english that his mother taught him before the war. God bless america and is really an amazing whole survival story but he told lincoln the stories of his survival from the camps and deeply affected the way lincoln viewed the world. How so that's who we are. That's what america represents to the world however imperfectly so what. I think that story did for. Lincoln was cement. His view that the united states has a singular role in the world defending freedoms defending human rights. A country that sometimes needs to intervene to guarantee the rights of others and that really keeps showing up after he launched his career in diplomacy. Well tell me about that career while he left. Paris went to harvard dabbled in journalism. And filmmaking for a while but eventually decided that what he really wanted to do was be diplomat. He's fascinated by diplomacy what makes the world tick goes into the state department young but his really formative curative time is ending up as a young staffer in bill. Clinton's national security council. And i think the story of lincoln's career has sort of been pushing up against that instinct. That shows up so often in american history that the united states really should stay out of things more than get involved. And you don't know. Where was that conflict clearer than in one thousand nine hundred eighty four more than one hundred thousand or trying to escape rwanda's capital trying to escape this terrifying killing feet rival massacres continue in the central african nation of rwanda in one of the latest. Hundreds of refugees were pulled out of a former u. n. compound and slaughtered by government troops with grenades machine guns and machetes were exposed the to their every day and night when bill clinton hesitated about sending american troops into rwanda to stop genocide. Our aims is to move food medicine and other supplies to those in need as quickly as possible and later on clinton said that that was the biggest regret of.
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"That first episode was a doozy, wasn't it? Oh, man. Anybody who watches it. It's just like Shuck. What unending. Well, it's you. Who is this? We could try this song. Yeah, the refreshments Mandy does. It's funny, they I know that band but they give me presidency. United States vibes. I could see that. Morning guard says it all in the jar Federation planet. You see one big English shadow. Wait. But no world so people. Tony Blinken is Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state. There's an event this morning introducing the incoming administration's top national security officials. Yeah, that's I want you to forget. For a moment that we're supposed to be divided right now, when it comes to politics, I know that's hard to do. But I just want you to listen to this man. And what he says about being an American America has literally been Last best hope on Earth. My grandfather, Maurice blinking. Fled programs and Russia and made a new life in America. His son. My father, Donald Blinken. Served in the United States Air Force during World War two and then as the United States ambassador. Is my role model. My hero. His wife. You're a blinking fled. Communist Hungary is a young girl. Help future generations of refugees come to America. My mother. What if he's our Builds bridges between America and the world through arts and culture. She's my greatest champion..
"blinken" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"So mostly the appointments of people just sort of wondering that a liberal verbal to the service would be what Donald Trump would have called the deep state their people that were deputy secretaries of state and all that they've all you know, tailed in the field for a decade or two. And so it's a It's a resurgence of normalcy. In that field. The most important of the thing that he led with today was on the A foreign affairs front. Uh, you know, naming these very still there, not names that you know. People in general would know Antony Blinken and all these, but still it's it's returned Tonto, the more traditional kind of represented more than the big question, wars, well know, hopefully not wars. But we'll see this is the first president from the first president. And, you know, he's the first president. I don't know how many years we didn't go to war, right? Yeah, I suppose that's one thing. I mean, he did click. He claimed to be a war president when it came to Cove it if that was any indication of how the hell the next nice to see this vaccine that came up right, So we do have that warp speed work. So he has, he promised. He's bringing the troops out of Afghanistan at a serious well, That's the will. I know he's following along. I know they're really weird, because that's exactly what Obama said He would do Right. Remember he was gonna move the troops out. Hey, said we start to remove troops in Christmas. Always doing it in a peak of fit because he lost the election. I'm gonna do it now. I know there's a quart of him, saying you should never announce when you're going to do it. And how much and then exactly goes into anything because he's trying to do in the last two months. Anything and everything that he can. He certainly seems like he is messing things up before the next group gets it. He really does that surprise any of us that now he is relatable in that all of our human Frailties. I think our manifest in his kind of You know psychological reactions of things. I think we can all relate to that you have you lost something? You're mad at somebody again. You're just getting really petty and pissy about things, and it's like that's sort of what he's like. And I think that's why people can relate to him. Oh, yeah, man. I'm just like that, or I see that the problem is, we should try not to be like that. That's well, that's who he is, and I think he feels as if in the time that he first announced he's running for office, and then what he felt was against him. This the work that was being done by the FBI, the DOJ that he felt that people were out to get him, and then he threw out the entire four years. He's been fighting the fight and fighting the fight because he loves to fight. And he certainly takes on one fight after another. And now he's Stepping out and he's going to pull a couple of fast ones. So Afghanistan he gets out if he did say that he was going to end that war, the longest where you've ever been in, he did say is going to end it by ending and I assume that moving troops out. Yeah, but the weird thing is, is that he ended up even though he ran on saying I'm going to reduce it. He ended up adding to it, he added, like 4000, something early in his presidency because of whatever crisis. And then he's now he's pulling out. He's cutting the troops like about in half from what it is, like 452,500.
"blinken" Discussed on Intelligence Matters
"Reporting about. What President Trump thinks about? Our men and women in uniform folks who sign up to put their lives on the line for this country. Calling them. As, it's been reported suckers losers. And of course, on the record in his own voice, he called John McCain a loser. For becoming a prisoner of war. And we talked about the. Incident with the reported Russian bounties on our forces in In Afghanistan the president did nothing. I don't think the contrast could be any starker. on this issue. When. It comes to the difference between president trump and president biden. Joe Biden knows what it's like. To send his own child into harm's way. As he did when his son a Bo was deployed to Iraq during. The Obama by administration, it's personal. To him and I think better than most he can as a president, he would be able to put himself in the shoes. Of Mothers and Fathers Sisters and brothers of of children who have a loved. Deployed and one of the things I've heard the vice president say for a long time. Is it boils down to this. Government has many obligations but only one sacred obligation. And that's to train and equip and protect. Our troops when they go off to battle. And look after them in their families when they come home. That basic. Ration- that sacred obligation as he calls it, that would guide a President Biden's decision-making when it comes to our men and women in. Uniform. Tony Thank you very much for all of that, and thank you very much for joining us I hope. I. Hope this encourages the trump team to provide a person to outline a president trump's thinking. On these important foreign policy and national security issues. But thank you very much for taking the time to join US Michael. Thanks for having great with. That was Tony Blinken I mike. Morell please join US next week for another episode of.
"blinken" Discussed on Intelligence Matters
"Tony Korea North Korean nuclear threat is greater today than it was in in January two, thousand, seventeen vice president left left office. Our goal is clear A. Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons. It takes very smart, very tough diplomacy to get their working closely with with allied partners. I would be the first to acknowledge. This is a hard problem but we managed. To get success with Iran. Different details that that matter but a hard problem to still think we have opportunities to move in the same direction with north? Korea. The problem is you mentioned under president trump's watch. The problem already hard has gotten. More, not less dangerous with have president WHO's veered radically from bombastic threats to exchanging what he himself called. Love letters with one of the world's worst tyrants. We've had three empty summits with no preparation with Kim Jong UN the art of the deal really turned into the art of the steal in Kim's favor One of the world's worst tyrants get gets equal billing on the world stage with the president of the United States. And into boot, we suspend military exercises with our allies to appease them. We take our foot off the pedal of economic pressure What are we get in return worse than nothing North Korea has actually increased its nuclear arsenal and it's missile capabilities and despite that. The president actually said to the American people there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. I gotTA say lying to Americans about our own security in matters of Warren piece may be the worst of of the president's adversarial relationship with the truth I don't know maybe he thinks that like covid nineteen. North Korea's nukes will somehow miraculously disappear. So the hard part is this we have to work closely with allies like South Korea and Japan and press China. To build a genuine economic pressure to squeeze North Korea to get it to the negotiating table. we cut off its various avenues and access to to resources. Something we were doing very vigorously at the end of the Obama Biden Administration. That takes a lot of time a lot of preparation, a lot of hard work, but again, it can pay off it. It did get us the Iran nuclear deal which was working until president trump toward up and I think we could get it get us to a verifiable agreement with North Korea now I'm not under any illusions I don't think North, Korea's going to be abandoning the totality of its arsenal. Tomorrow. So this is something that would have to proceed in stages phases, but it is doable with sustained focused foreign policy. So Tony Iran you mentioned Iran it's obviously on the list here. It sure is, and there again unfortunately, we have a I think a terrible indictment. Of the current administration's foreign policy when president trump walked away from the the Iran deal an agreement that again was verifiably working to block Iran's path to to nuclear weapons or at least to the material necessary to to make a weapon he promised a better deal, and of course, Donald has happened Iran is building back its nuclear capability president trump effectively free Iran of its commitments. The nuclear agreement and so now it's enriching uranium at higher levels at stockpiling more It's using more advanced centrifuges and the breakout time necessary for Rhonda have enough nuclear material to fuel. A weapon has decreased from more than a year as it was under the so-called JCP away. To a handful of months and all of this has happened under president trump's watching. He has no plan that I can discern to deal with it.
"blinken" Discussed on Intelligence Matters
"And it is the greatest challenge. The United States is face since World War Two it's killed more Americans than died during all of World War One and killed more Americans than perished in in every war. We fought since nineteen, forty, five plus nine eleven combined, and of course, we've got a recession that it unleashed the deepest downturn since the Great Depression millions of Americans unemployed entire sectors of our economy threatened. With ruin in. Then we've got so many tags tales excuse me that could wag the Kobe dog and I remember we were talking about this months ago an emerging markets, debt crisis food insecurity, migratory upheavals, humanitarian disasters, and then on top of that more protectionist, more nationalism, morzine phobia, all of which can ricochet back in different ways on the united. States so in. A sense. The pandemic itself is a national security crisis with the first order but I think the getting out from under the Kobe rock actually requires asserting American leadership not running away from it think about it this way look at some of the previous global crises, none of this magnitude. But still very significant that we had to deal with HIV AIDS. The two thousand, eight, two, thousand, nine, financial crisis Ebola in each and every instance the US led the way to international cooperation and coordination. The Bush administration with HIV AIDS doing a remarkable job saving hundreds of thousands maybe millions of lives the Obama Administration again with financial crisis and any bullet, we seize the G. Seven, the G. Twenty international financial institutions this time out. The. United States when Kobe broke actually was chairing the G. Seven, we didn't even call a meeting. It took the French president. macron. To convene that group and the g twenty's been totally ineffectual in the absence of our own engagement. So I think these two things go together the other problem is. The world doesn't take time out because Kobe so I don't think we'd have the luxury of approaching things sequential. To Walk and Chew Gum at the same time getting covert under control. But also dealing with some of its repercussions and dealing with the other challenges that have not gone away just because cove is striking everywhere. So Tony. The second kind of broad question I wanted to ask you is. About the issues of the tools of statecraft, right the military, the diplomatic community, our economic power, how does the vice president feel about the health of those tools and even more importantly about the balance among them in terms of how they've been used over the last couple decades? So I think he'd tell you that we're the balance is not Is Not good and that.
"blinken" Discussed on Intelligence Matters
"Tony, Blinken is the foreign policy adviser to the Biden Twenty Twenty Campaign Tony held senior positions in the Obama Administration including Deputy Secretary of State Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Adviser to Vice. President. Biden prior to the Obama Administration Tony Served as Democratic Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tony Joins us today to talk about what the foreign policy of the President Biden might look like we'll be right back with that discussion after word from our sponsor I Mike Morale and this is intelligence matters. At Lockheed Martin, we've developed the cyber resiliency level model to help you not just operate but dominy in cyber contested violence because completing the mission and returning safely is always job one at Lockheed Martin, your mission is ours. Tony..
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"What how do you think that message is going to be read in the UAE and in Saudi Arabia the trump administration has been saying for quite some time? They want to come out from the region. They don't want to see an American presidents. This is an isolationist administration in many ways and so it doesn't come surprise there are other countries that are present here in the Gulf but also in the region France has been playing a larger role than it used do. The Germans to some extent are also playing a role. So I think there's no expectation that the US is alone present in the region. What happens in Iraq? and whether the Americans Arkan's pullout from Iraq or not will impact whether NATO's there it's quite clear that the American security umbrella that's present in Iraq is important for the presence of other NATO troops again I mean while the trump statements say that they want trump wants to pull out American troops from the region. He's been sending more troops into into the region. So really there's there's mixed signals there. The rhetoric is one thing the reality on the ground. Is there Americans still have huge strategic interests here whether it is securing Resources or fighting terrorism. Let's not forget that the fight against Isis is old complete yet. It's interesting to see that other countries Europeans Europeans namely the Brits the French and the Germans have come together cold for de-escalation but also have huge interest here and not just yet going to be pulling out and president trump also said something quite interesting he said Iran and the United States and the rest of the world share a fear hatred rid of Isis. And here's an area where we could actually cooperate and of course. That's one of the things that Iran points to that. Actually it has taken the lion's share certainly in the beginning of pushing back isis either through its own forces or through his proxy militias in any Rog. What do you make of that kind of description from the president when when it's already been happening and and this May in fact you know? Change that equation. Well it's been interesting because president trump always seems to find a way to keep a back door or a possible route to you either meet with the Iranians or speak with Iranians. The reality is yes. Iran was involved in the fight against Isis but equally you had close to seventy other countries countries fighting isis in Iraq. The Iranians have really tried to use this to their propaganda advantage saying that the proxies on the ground were fighting the Isis Dash but at the same merit was really Iraqi. Armed Forces inside of Iraq pushed back against the Isis. We had a huge contribution from the counter terrorism forces and some militias that are not controlled by around again the militias on the ground or not Iranian Ron. Some have their own legions inside of Iraq but the possibility not all of Iran working with the United States over the international community to push back. Terrorism extremism is something that we welcome by everyone including Gulf Arab states. They're very keen to see stability working towards that in the region but unfortunately proxy rule militia rule has only destabilize the region Meena finally We don't have much time left. But we've talked about Iraq where you're from and the Iraqis have said over and over again so I've made this last week. How desperate they are not to have their a nation used as battlefield for a proxy war between the US and the Iran way do you see can do think it is going to? How do you think Iraq and make sure that doesn't happen in the future? The ultimate political article battle up the moment is inside of Iraq so Iran is putting pressure on those political parties and political leaders that it supports addition to of course militia leaders they have representation in the cabinet or the parliament to push back against the US. Lie On the other hand. You have certain Iraqi leaders either Arab nationalists or Kurdish nationalist or seculars. Who Don't want to see complete control of Tehran over the Iraqi political process are very concerned? Learned about the Americans pulling out. We just had vote for a resolution in parliament. That really people are questioning that there was even enough voting to push for American troops. oops to leave the country. There's a caretaker prime minister and let's not forget they've been protesters on the streets of Baghdad from the first of October and other parts of Iraq from the first of October pushing back against against Iranian backed militias and corruption in the country and it's heartbreaking to see that actually those people are their voices are getting forgotten Meena L.. O'Reilly thank you so much for joining us from Abu Dahbi and that is it for now you can always catch us online on our podcast and across social media. Thanks for watching and goodbye from London.
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"And as we said. President trump has taken this opportunity to step back from increasing the military confrontation saying that. He sees opportunities opportunities to work with Iran. Although just heard on the view from Tehran be also again reiterated his criticism of the nuclear deal. Tony Blinken was deputy pretty national security advisor to President Obama and he's now senior foreign policy advisor to the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and he's joining me from Washington. Anthony Blinken. Welcome to the program with you. I don't know whether you've heard all the back and forth between the president's view the view from Iran on what the president said. Today let me just ask you to to to give me your sense of where Iran and the United States are at this moment given even this apparent end to the current tit-for-tat military cycle. What is encouraging is that there does seem to to be on both sides Desire to deescalate and we see that through The comments from The Rain Foreign Minister and to some extent at least the comments events from president trump this morning. So that's a good thing. I'm also very thankful that no Americans were killed in the missile attack on our bases interact but when I step back and look get where we are versus where we were a week ago before all of this I think that from the perspective of American interests. We're a much worse place and this has been a real strategic setback. If you think about our core interests I ran not get a nuclear weapon. Well as a result of The president tearing the nuclear agreement and accelerated by the events the last week around now considers all restraints that negotiated off and it can pursue the program that we stopped. Will you meaning Obama Biden Administration. Second we have a profound interesting continuing to stamp out Isler Dash and what remains of it and yet now the forces that we have in place to do that a small number but very critical in Iraq and Syria are busy protecting themselves instead of prosecuting. The mission against Aycell. That means is we'll have a window of opportunity to regenerate and all the more so if we're actually forced to leave Iraq we WANNA make sure that Americans are safer safer. The administration said the action against Souleyman. Ebay them safer in the very next breath. It told Americans to leave Iraq back and embassies throughout the region have warned American citizens that danger is now Increased for them. We have a profound interest in making sure that we're focused. On the big strategic chick challenges we face in an adversary Russia and a strategic competitor. China will both of them are thrilled at the prospect of of us. Getting a Rian Broiled oiled in a conflict in the Middle East and by the way the president has talked about ending forever wars which would be a good thing. He's now increased troop presence in the region by eighteen thousand in in recent months. And so if you step back and look at all of those interests We're in a worse place than we were before all this and it goes back in my judgment. At least to the original Melson of the president tearing up the Iran nuclear agreement that was working and unleashing a chain of events that brought us to today seems never the Twain will meet over that. I mean you are vehemently vehemently convinced that defined one of the main dangerous from me Ron and likewise the administration you heard David Urban. You heard the president say today called take foolish deal. I want to ask you though they have also said Gosh look at us. We took an action that no other administration was ready to take take that we have sent a very serious message of deterrence that yes the Iran nuclear deal but it never dealt with Iran's external malign align activities and that we believe that this is going to send a message and you saw a relatively proportionate Iranian response that did not kill or Damage any serious American of personnel or or Facilities why did you never take out. Awesome Soleimani well. You always have to ask for any action. That you're thinking of taking What are the likely consequences going to be? What will be the second and third in order effects and to the extent previous administrations including the Bush administration looked at this and may even have had opportunities to take action? I think the conclusion was that the second and third order consequences winces Meant that the risk was not worth the reward and the consequences that I just laid out suggests that that was the right calculus to make When we we had militia in the past for example take shots at At our embassy or at our basis We in the Obama Administration authorized our special forces to go in and go after the trigger pullers. And we did that. In coordination and cooperation with the Iraqi government and dealt with them and by the way during the pendency of the Iran nuclear agreement while that was enforced being respected by both sides there were virtually no attacks on our facilities in Iraq. Either on our embassy or on our military bases all of this started to to unravel when president trump tore up the agreement. President trump today called on as I said the rest of the the signatories to the agreement to pull out but also called on them and Iran. Everybody let's get together and come up with a new deal. How likely do you think that it is given that? He also re opt the economic sanctions and the strategy of maximum pressure Right now not very likely. And it's interesting Christiane. You know the Iranians have said that they are not going to buy the remaining limitations on their program. We'll see what they actually do. You would think In this context that Europeans are partners there as well maybe even as Russia and China would be very upset but they were so upset at the actions that the United States is taken by the way without consulting our partners without informing them. They too had of folks on the ground who are risk and put it increased risk by these actions. So they're They're all sending the same message which is both sides need to de-escalate and they are putting the United States on par with Iran a moral equivalence. That's terrible place for us to be. That should never have happened. So I think the prospects of getting back to a deal Are Pretty Low. That said would it would be a very good thing if the administration decided to revisit this and put something concrete on the table. we'll see if they do. I just WANNA play is sort of describe what the president said Eh because it involves the other partners and his precise words I just WanNa play it and then get your reaction. Iran must abandon its nuclear commissions and its support for terrorism. The time has come for the United Kingdom. Germany.
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"Everyone and welcome to Amman for? Here's what's coming up. Iran appears to be standing now which is a good thing for all parties concerned. -cerned at a very good thing for the world and president trump appears to be saying this round of military escalation is over while also slapping new sanctions on Iran. And calling on them to make him. You deal we talk to trump confidant and twenty twenty campaign official David Ervine then. The United States raged and economic water based on the United States hostile. Come to its senses the view from inside Iran. And what does all this mean. For American foreign policy in the region I speak to former deputy national security advisor. Anthony Blinken plus the fallout for the region. Did President trump indicate the rules of the game changing analysis from journalist. Meena Al Arabi in Abu Dhabi straight..
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"Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash. CNN The MLB postseason one pitch struck one swing of the bat turned ties of October. It is the home of the two thousand Nineteen National League postseason this October Wednesday October second on TNT. All the lead wrestling wrestling hits harder flies higher and bricks. All boundaries is a rustling a new League Wednesdays starting October second date on TNT. Not as the president's contentious political actions called into question so too who is his disdain for the press as he and Republican congressman beat up on journalists over this and many other issues not to mention the constant stream of abuse about out so-called fake news that journalists journalism is now facing an unprecedented threat in two thousand eighteen at least fifty three journalists were murdered in the course of work according to the committee to Protect Journalists and the publisher of the New York Times. Ag Salzburger believes the president's anti-press rhetoric has been contributing meeting to the targeting of journalists by oppressive governments around the world and he's raised the possibility that the trump administration actively withheld information that one of his his reporters faced arrest while reporting in Cairo Declan Walsh was that journalists and he's joining me now from London Declan Walsh welcome to the program. Thank very much. you know what before. I get to your specific question I want to play the latest Republican and presidential attack on journalists and that came right in the beginning of these congressional testimonies. We've just been reporting on this is what the ranking member told the world about how the press was going to treat this very very serious issue unfolding on Capitol Hill. I want to congratulate the Democrats on the roll out of their latest kissed information warfare operation against the president and their extraordinary ability to once again enlist the mainstream media in their campaign. This operation began with media reports from the prime instigators of the Russia collusion hoax so declan there seems really no no limit to the abuse the press gets from this administration and at this time I what do you make of that statement at this time given what we he just said and given what you know very well the dangerous surrounding journalists. I think it's another example of this phenomenon. That's been building really since since the two thousand sixteen presidential election where rhetoric rhetorical terms like fake news particularly the use of the term enemy of the people people by the president of the United States or accusations that journalists are treasonous or somehow acting improperly is creating this atmosphere that has not only I think dangerous for politics many countries but there's also in certain countries around the world placing journalists safety risk well yours has been placed at risk just by reporting Cairo bureau chief from Egypt amid all sorts of political crackdowns and upheavals that so let's start with your specific story which you've written about and also the publisher of Your newspaper has written about it was about two years ago. I believe that a a confidential call was made by an American official in Washington about your safety in Cairo. Tell us what happened. Who was that official? What happened so as you said. This was about two years ago at the New York. Times magazine had just that day published a story that I had written about Julia Reggiani. He's an Italian student who had died in brutal circumstances in Egypt and the story that I wrote cited some American officials who who linked the Egyptian authorities to that death so hours after that story was published. I received a call from my editor the international editor Michael Flagman and he told me that the paper had received a confidential tip from an official inside the inside the administration in Washington and the third official was warning that the Egyptians were furious with the story and that they were considering quite severe action up to and including Maya rest in debt and obviously what's what leaks out there is confidential call as if he was under pressure not to warn you or the or the New York Times and what was going on I mean why was it so confidential. Why wasn't it just like pick up the phone. The Administration knows get your journalist out of there. That's tried it with this. kind of warning in and of itself is not particularly unusual. What was unusual with that. This official felt obliged to do it under the cover rep.
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"Tony. He also said I'm sorry but I don't want to be involved in democratic elections elections of the USA. He's basically saying thank don't involve us but but you know Ukraine is obviously involved and there's so much about Ukraine that's vital to the United States including adding this money which certainly the Obama Administration also and weapons defensive weapons was given taxpayers money approved by the Congress to fight off an active war by Russia. Just took me a little bit about the notion of holding up that kind of money Ukraine has been under siege from Russia for for years now ever since the invasion of Primedia and then eastern Ukraine the the the dawn boss us. It's number one international supporter and leading patron has been the United States and so the assistance the United States provides is vital but also so the political support that the United States provides is vital and any Ukrainian president knows that he or she needs to be in in good graces with with the United States. They desperately need that support. I feel for presidents Alinsky sitting there next to president trump and having to say he didn't feel any pressure when it was was obviously exactly the opposite in that phone call with the president. It's clear that he was very well. Prepared knew what the president was looking for and was trying to give him the answers he wanted wanted. Precisely because military assistance was being held up it was being blocked indeed the phone call itself according to what we're hearing today was was held up until the the Ukrainians made clear that they were ready to quote play ball with the United States and with President Trump's efforts to get the Ukrainians to interfere in the election and dig up OPTUS discredited dirt on the leading political rival the President Joe Biden so again that puts Ukraine in a horrible position and I can very much empathize empathize with the president of Ukraine when he says we don't want any part of this and finally it is a political question. How does your boss Joe Biden translate this what's happening around him into continuing to run his campaign and how does he address this issue as is he's trying to fend off what president trump is really really really accomplished at and that is filling the airspace with with a lot of chaff and all sorts lots of deflection any incoming missiles so to speak you know Christiane on one level the most important level. This is not about Joe Biden. This is about President abusing the power of his office for his own political personal gain that's much bigger than anyone but to the standard is about Joe Biden. It's quite astounding the amount of time president trump spends trying to find ways to take Joe Biden down and the reason is pretty clear it's because he sees him as his toughest potential potential opponent in the two thousand twenty election we've had seventy plus face to face poll so far taken Biden versus trump biden his one every single one one of them so what this really tells me among other things is that the president is frightened about the prospect of facing Joe Biden election. He's doing everything possible to make sure that doesn't isn't happening and blinking. Thank you very much indeed foreign policy adviser to Vice President Joe Biden in the twenty twenty campaign so let us turn now to to John McLaughlin. He's the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency the CIA and he's joining me from downtown New York. I'm John mccloughan. Welcome thank you for joining me. You've been hearing and witnessing what's going on in Washington. with the testimony of Maguire the acting deny. I know you want deny but you you are acting CIA and you've been very heavily involved in the how would you have handled the whistle blower and the fallout from that if you were in that position well Christiane. I hate to second guess an honorable person like a director Maguire but I think looking back on it He was hampered a lot by his inexperienced in this kind of job. He's a navy seal. had I been in the job I would have used. Something called an accommodation addition process big fancy term but basically it means. You have a problem like this. You'll go up to the hill and you meet with the committees at least with the chairman the vice chairman and you lay it out and say not quite sure how to handle this You're going to need some of this. Let's talk it over and come to an agreement that process apparently was not used in this case and I think that has in part led to the mess. We're in now. Well you hit a very very important situation right there because a lot of questions have been going on not only in the media and amongst analysts and Politicos but also obviously in the questioning on Capitol Hill you know it's quite tortured to try to you know Yank sort of what looks like a rotten tooth McGuire trying to figure out why why he would've gone to the executive branch to ask about how to deal with a complaint about the executive branch rather than do what what you've just suggested. Take it immediately to whatever kind of appropriate committees on Capitol Hill well well you know as I look back at this and consider all the levels involved. There were at least five levels of government where judgments had to be made and the biggest this problem in government is usually not procedure. It's usually judgment and so I think he was correct to I consult with his own inspector general and had been there. I probably would've asked the general counsel at the DNA. That's fair as well. I never made a move as CIA director acting director actor deputy director without talking to my lawyer but then in the end you as an individual have to make a judgment about what are the boundaries in Richard got to operate. I think he was being. He was being appropriately careful here but he again not to second. Guess him he's a good man but I think he may have just been a little too cautious about how he handled this in the end I think there would've been a way to get this to the committee's without exposing anyone to legal jeopardy John McLaughlin just want to state that you are a career official in the intelligence eligible community you have worked on both Republican and Democratic president so I just want to ask you whether you think given what the whistle blows redacted letter now now shows whether you think that there was an attempt even after this call and getting a heads up that this may be troublesome for the White House to uh-huh potentially covered up. I think it's pretty clear there was an effort to cover it up if you read the complaint which I think it's very well done and frankly has. CIA analysts written all over it just the way it's written carefulness. it's pretty clear that that there was an effort to cover it up and in fact one of the things that jumps out at you is the effort by people in the White House assuming the complaint is correct and I believe it it is to put this whole incident in a special compartment at channel under an official in the White House who is known as the director of intelligence programs. That's a place where the most sensitive issues handled They're put into code word channels which means that not. Everyone can see see them and you have to have special access to look at them. and clearly that decision was made by a lot of people and the other thing in the complaint which is noteworthy is complain. A. Tier says this was not the only issue that was handled that way as people described it to him so in a way this whistleblower complaint is a a road map. If you will for further investigation I mean I could just this at least a dozen people whose testimony should be sought at this point the other thing that jumps out at me with so many people knowing about this. It's interesting and I'm proud to say this. It took a member of the intelligence community to step up and bring it forward John McLaughlin the acting deny director McGuire did say that he believed believe the whistleblower or acted lawfully and that there wouldn't be any reprisals. Are you concerned that there might be reprisals and just give me me a few. You said I can think of a dozen people who should come forward and be questioned. get the testimony like who well on the I point you raise I have confidence in what director Mcguire said about his determination to protect.
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