35 Burst results for "Blinken"
What Values Is America Exporting Around the World?
"Where we celebrated Top Gun the original, where we were proud to be an American, and we were proud of the values we represented around the world. Now we have BLM flags and pride flags flying at embassies across the world. We have an assault on traditional values. How do we stop America from exporting this poison to the rest of the world? I can't believe I'm asking that is a proud patriot, but what do we have to do now to save the world from ourselves? Jerry from Washington. It's a very insightful and wise question. This is one of the reasons why I tell everyone to be careful about America meddling in other countries affairs. When they say we are going to bring American values to Ukraine, what do they mean by that? They mean a an abortion clinic on every corner. They mean they want to bring sex education to 9 year olds. They want to make sure drag queens are in Kyiv. They want to put BLM flags on embassies. U.S. embassies across the world are going to be flying Black Lives Matter flags. Secretary blinken authorizing U.S. embassies to fly BLM flags for Juneteenth. Yes, the very same BLM that burned and looted and unfortunately had murder burn loot murder BLM. During Floyd of palooza, that's that probably illegally embezzled funds and lied about it on their nonprofit forms. But they get to have their flags flown from our embassies. When they say they want to bring American values to other countries, they're talking about left wing radical ideas and values. The idea is that
WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline
"Global deaths from the coronavirus are back on the rise In its latest weekly assessment the World Health Organization says 8700 people buy globally last week from COVID-19 a 4% increase coming after 5 weeks of declines The largest jump in deaths were centered in the Americas and the western Pacific coronavirus infection cases in general continued to fall with about 3.2 million new cases reported last week but large regional spikes of infection were seen in the Middle East and Southeast Asia The organization says the figures are likely an undercount because so many countries have reduced testing and surveillance hosting a meeting of the COVID-19 global action plan in Washington U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned health officials about relaxing their guard as the detailed plans to send additional pediatric vaccines to nations like Nepal and Mongolia I'm Jennifer King
Swiatek surpasses Serena's streak for 2nd French Open title
"Top ranking has captured the French Open for the second time since 2020 earning a 6 one 6 three win over American coco Goff It's so much different than after 2020 around Garros because right now I feel like I'm more ready to what's coming and I feel more prepared to be on tech continued an exceptional run that now features 35 straight match wins tying Venus Williams in 2000 as the longest in the century Goff was down four love in the blink of an eye and appeared nervous at the start Yes I'm some moments could have played better but she really didn't give me anything every time I thought I had a good ball It wasn't She broke serving the opening game of the second set and led two love before dropping her first Grand Slam appearance I'm Jane ferry
Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home
"Britney grinder's wife says she wants the WNBA star being detained in Russia back home Sherrell griner says she started receiving text early in the morning on February 17th Babe babe babe wake up They have me in this room I don't know what's going on Brittany griner has been detained since then after vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage at an airport near Moscow Griner plays basketball in Russia Cheryl greiner tells ABC's Good Morning America She wants President Biden to secure a release I just keep hearing that he has the power She's a political punch So if they're holding her because they want you to do something then I want you to do it Griner says Secretary of State Antony Blinken told her this is a top priority I was grateful for the call You say she's top priority but I want to see it Russian officials have described grinder's case as a criminal offense The charges carry a maximum penalty of ten years in prison I'm Ed
'Media Matters for America' Is a Democrat-Funded Front Group
"Somebody sent me a link to media matters for America This is what I was talking about Rather than put down their Libelous assault on certain individuals and networks They just can't stop And this is what I meant about the culture is sick White nationalists thank Tucker Carlson Next when an American journalist was killed in the West Bank Fox News barely blinked an eye Right-wing media pushed conspiracy theory the U.S. is giving up national health policy sovereignty to World Health Organization Steve Crowder goes on racist tirade These are Fox News's leading advertisers as they promote a boycott I'm just showing you this is a major Democrat heavily funded front group
One more 'I do,' this time in Italy, for Kourtney and Travis
"A celebrity couple has tied the knot in marriage again for the third time Courtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have said their ideas but only two of the three counted The first time they said their vows in Las Vegas with an Elvis impersonator doing the honors but it wasn't valid because they didn't have a license They call that one a practice marriage The second was more of a family affair and Southern California this time with the proper paperwork and they kept it off over the weekend in Italy their Instagram post showed the reality TV show star in the blink one 82 drummer standing on an altar with the caption happily ever after and another facing the audience with the caption introducing mister and misses Barker I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Why Is Everyone Going to Ukraine Except Joe Biden?
"Let's turn to another story. I want to know why everyone's going to Ukraine, but the president. I mean, they've all been there, right? Blinken, Angelina Jolie, even Nancy Pelosi. She braved the trip. Let me share with you per the AP, Pelosi, who is second in line to the presidency after the vice president just became the most senior American lawmaker to visit Ukraine since Russia's war began more than two months ago. Pelosi and the half dozen U.S. lawmakers with her met with Ukrainian president, Vladimir zelensky, and his top aides for three hours on Saturday to show and voice their support. Well, good for her. You know what? I rarely say this. You know, about Nancy Pelosi because I generally am not a tremendous fan, but good for her for going. That took courage and I'm sure, especially at her age, and I say age with no age bias here, but it is just a reality, right? Because as you get older, it gets harder. So at her age, she went over there. She risked her life. She went there and did that. And they were able to protect her as they were blinken as they were Austin. So what about the president? What about the vice president? Why aren't we sending anybody that's higher up like that? I think at some point he's going to have to go and I just wonder why that's being put off. I don't know the answer to that. I mean, there's speculation. Of course, you know, about how he's doing, given his own age, but there's probably also some concerns, some security concerns that may be quite real. So I just throw that out there and think about this. Nancy Pelosi went for the president still has not gone.
Ukrainian power grid 'lucky' to withstand Russian cyber-attack
"The the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. is is is is looking looking looking looking into into into into reports reports reports reports that that that that Russia Russia Russia Russia may may may may have have have have used used used used chemical chemical chemical chemical weapons weapons weapons weapons in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine a a a a Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian regiment regiment regiment regiment in in in in Mary Mary Mary Mary opal opal opal opal says says says says a a a a drone drone drone drone dropped dropped dropped dropped a a a a poisonous poisonous poisonous poisonous substance substance substance substance on on on on the the the the port port port port city city city city the the the the report report report report could could could could not not not not be be be be independently independently independently independently verified verified verified verified we're we're we're we're not not not not in in in in a a a a position position position position to to to to confirm confirm confirm confirm anything anything anything anything I I I I don't don't don't don't think think think think the the the the Ukrainians Ukrainians Ukrainians Ukrainians are are are are either either either either secretary secretary secretary secretary of of of of state state state state Anthony Anthony Anthony Anthony Blinken Blinken Blinken Blinken says says says says there there there there has has has has been been been been credible credible credible credible information information information information Russian Russian Russian Russian forces forces forces forces might might might might use use use use riot riot riot riot control control control control agents agents agents agents including including including including tear tear tear tear gas gas gas gas mixed mixed mixed mixed with with with with chemical chemical chemical chemical agents agents agents agents to to to to weaken weaken weaken weaken and and and and incapacitate incapacitate incapacitate incapacitate entrance entrance entrance entrance to to to to a a a a Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian fighters fighters fighters fighters and and and and civilians civilians civilians civilians he he he he says says says says the the the the US US US US is is is is working working working working with with with with partners partners partners partners to to to to figure figure figure figure out out out out what what what what happened happened happened happened house house house house intelligence intelligence intelligence intelligence committee committee committee committee Democrats Democrats Democrats Democrats visiting visiting visiting visiting Poland Poland Poland Poland to to to to say say say say the the the the Biden Biden Biden Biden ministration ministration ministration ministration and and and and allies allies allies allies will will will will not not not not stand stand stand stand by by by by if if if if chemical chemical chemical chemical weapons weapons weapons weapons were were were were used used used used Sager Sager Sager Sager mag mag mag mag ani ani ani ani Washington Washington Washington Washington the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. is is is is looking looking looking looking into into into into reports reports reports reports that that that that Russia Russia Russia Russia may may may may have have have have used used used used chemical chemical chemical chemical weapons weapons weapons weapons in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine a a a a Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian regiment regiment regiment regiment in in in in Mary Mary Mary Mary opal opal opal opal says says says says a a a a drone drone drone drone dropped dropped dropped dropped a a a a poisonous poisonous poisonous poisonous substance substance substance substance on on on on the the the the port port port port city city city city the the the the report report report report could could could could not not not not be be be be independently independently independently independently verified verified verified verified we're we're we're we're not not not not in in in in a a a a position position position position to to to to confirm confirm confirm confirm anything anything anything anything I I I I don't don't don't don't think think think think the the the the
Russia says it would have to 'rebalance' if Finland and Sweden join NATO - Reuters
"NATO NATO NATO NATO nations nations nations nations have have have have agreed agreed agreed agreed to to to to ramp ramp ramp ramp up up up up weapons weapons weapons weapons supplies supplies supplies supplies to to to to Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine amid amid amid amid reports reports reports reports of of of of Russian Russian Russian Russian atrocities atrocities atrocities atrocities and and and and fears fears fears fears Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow is is is is ready ready ready ready to to to to launch launch launch launch another another another another offensive offensive offensive offensive as as as as he he he he arrived arrived arrived arrived at at at at the the the the alliance's alliance's alliance's alliance's Brussels Brussels Brussels Brussels headquarters headquarters headquarters headquarters Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian foreign foreign foreign foreign minister minister minister minister Dimitrov Dimitrov Dimitrov Dimitrov Calabria Calabria Calabria Calabria said said said said his his his his agenda agenda agenda agenda was was was was simple simple simple simple its its its its weapons weapons weapons weapons weapons weapons weapons weapons and and and and weapons weapons weapons weapons secretary secretary secretary secretary of of of of state state state state Antony Antony Antony Antony Blinken Blinken Blinken Blinken and and and and other other other other allied allied allied allied nation nation nation nation officials officials officials officials then then then then agreed agreed agreed agreed to to to to step step step step up up up up support support support support including including including including high high high high tech tech tech tech arms arms arms arms we we we we have have have have a a a a strong strong strong strong sense sense sense sense
Biden finds no respite at home after returning from Europe
"The White House has been in damage control mode both during and after president Biden's trip to Europe over forty eight hours aides had to clean up the president's remarks three times starting Thursday what would happen if Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine it would trigger a response in kind the next day national security advisor Jake Sullivan the United States has no intention of using chemical weapons period under any circumstances a few hours later Friday in a meeting with U. S. troops in Poland to the president lauded Ukrainian bravery and you're gonna see when you're there seemingly suggesting they'd go to Ukraine the White House later reiterated what the president's long said he has no intention of sending troops there then came Saturday for god's sake this man cannot remain in power the next day secretary of state Antony Blinken we do not have a strategy of regime change last night the president himself tried to clarify outside church Sager made Ghani Washington
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50
"The investigation into the cause of death for foo fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has uncovered drugs in his system marches are a letter with the latest the foo fighters were on tour in Bogota Colombia when Hawkins was found unresponsive in a hotel room Colombia's prosecutors offices toxicology tests indicate ten psychoactive substances and medicines in Hawkins urine including marijuana opioids and antidepressants cause of death has not been named meanwhile Hawkins's fellow musicians are mourning his death Brian may of queen says Hawkins was like family mark Ronson says Hawkins was an infectiously hilarious kind spirit Travis Barker blink one eighty two recall smoking with Hawkins an airplane bathrooms
Israel to host top Arab diplomats during Blinken's visit
"Israel will host top Arab diplomats during sixtieth street on the evening comes visit early next week Israel says it would be great the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates Morocco and Bahrain during the secretary of state's visit in what will be the latest in a flurry of high level meetings held across the Middle East the three Arab countries normalize relations with Israel in twenty twenty in this local aber Hummel cools the by the ministration welcoming those agreements which were concluded under then president Donald Trump has expressed interest in negotiating additional ones Israel's foreign ministry says it would host the fourth top diplomats on Sunday and Monday I'm Charles de Ledesma
Ukraine Conflict: Biden Brands Putin a 'War Criminal'
"Our president finally came out, finally came out and said that Putin is a war criminal. You bet he is. And there's no off ramp. There's one thing that sort of confusing about this and a little bit frustrated. I'm always rather frustrated with this administration, but especially frustrated right now, because on the one hand, we're saying yes, Vladimir Putin is a war criminal, yet Antony blink in our Secretary of State came out and said there's an off ramp here. We'll get rid of the sanctions if he just stops all this. I don't know if there is an off ramp here, okay? I don't think the world can go back to the way it was after we have seen such heinous acts from this individual.
Blinken: 'Irreversible' Withdrawal Necessary to Lift Russia Sanctions
"The world. Now, very interesting story as well out today. Antony Blinken our Secretary of State has said that he's actually willing to relieve the sanctions on Russia should Russia get with the program. In other words, if Russia were to drop all this tomorrow, we would say, okay, we can trade with you again. I don't know how I feel about that because I actually think there's no off ramp at this point. I think that Vladimir Putin has shown what he is capable of, anybody that supports Vladimir Putin is shown what they are capable of and you can not murder innocent civilians like that. Little children and expect to be able to walk away and have everything reinstituted just as it was before, it may be a little bit of a bargaining technique and they're trying to offer some kind of off ramp for him, but there really is. Let's be honest, no offer. If I also don't think he's willing to take it. At any point. I mean, in other words, he's gotten so far into this situation now. He doesn't know where else to turn other than to just keep killing people. Think of how wrong that is. This is why it's important that we stand up here. It's important Europe stands up, you know, again, I'll emphasize that I am a big believer in using sanctions to our advantage. But in order to make them work, everybody has to be on board, which means in the case of Europe right now, Europe has to be on board too. The idea that they are still purchasing for cash, by the way, for cash, any natural gas from Russia is just truly awful. And really speaks to how dependent they have become on Russia. The idea that they just just a couple of weeks ago canceled the Nord stream two project. It's unacceptable.
Live updates: Biden to authorize further $200M for Ukraine
"President Biden is authorizing the state department to provide additional aid to Ukraine I'm Ben Thomas with the latest the funds are part of a broader package of US support for Ukraine in the form of aid and sanctions when Russia invaded late last month secretary of state Antony Blinken noted the US had provided one billion dollars in aid to Ukraine the president is now authorizing up to two hundred million dollars more to cover weapons as well as military services education and training is your cranium seek to repel the Russian invasion Congress has approved an additional thirteen point six billion dollars in aid you know we have to cover the costs of sending troops and weapons to Eastern Europe and a slightly larger amount for refugees and economic eight Biden plans to sign that bill next week Ben Thomas Washington
Box Office and Streaming Picks for the Weekend
"Let's talk about what people actually might want to see, which is what's coming up at the box office. Either this weekend or coming up soon that you think people should keep an eye out for. Well, you know, it's a little bit of a quiet time in The Batman just came out. Right. So that's a problem because that's going to kind of flood the deck and everyone's going to go see that. So the box office release schedule has been lighter than usual of late, which is interesting. And I think a lot of content, especially fresh content is coming directly to streaming and they're too quick notes is death in the Nile, which I thought was rather enjoyable, came out a few weeks ago. It didn't make much noise at the theater. But yesterday it was just announced that it will be a viewing on both Hulu and HBO Max at the end of this month. So if you missed it, don't blink, it's coming directly home very soon. And I think that we've seen that a few times, even nightmare alley, which is up for best picture, made a quick jump to Hulu. And more and more times you're seeing these major releases just going straight to streaming. So I think it sends a message to potential theater goers that, hey, hold your hold your horses. It's coming soon. So I don't think that's going to have a great effect in the box
Jennifer Griffin: Sending MiGs to Ukraine Is 'Complicated'
"Fox News channel's national security correspondent is Jennifer Griffin, she explained to Sean Hannity last night how delivering fighter jets from Poland to Ukraine via the United States is, well, complicated. Well, it's a tricky situation. Originally what secretary blinken said was that if the polls want to directly transfer those MiG 29s to Ukraine, the U.S. is not going to stop them. That is a sovereign nation's decision. But then the polls surprise the U.S. government and said, actually, we are going to transfer them to ramstein air base in Germany, a U.S. air base, and then you take them. You deliver them to Ukraine. And the USA was caught off guard by that and B said that's not a good idea. We don't want to be in the middle of this. They're not going to stop the polls from delivering those makes, but I just came out of a briefing tonight. Those MiG 29s, unfortunately, are not going to do much good right now. Oh, okay. I got it. So the United States, which loves worldwide coalitions, we love NATO, the especially the Democrats love the UN, we don't want to be in the middle of that. We don't want to help Ukraine defend itself in the skies because that's what these MiG 29s would do. They would help Ukraine shoot these Russian warplanes out of the sky that are wreaking such havoc upon Ukraine. So
U.S. State Dept. Stops Poland From Sending MiG Fighter Jets to Ukraine
"So Poland wanted to deliver MiGs 29s or MiG 29s, fighter jets to Ukraine. And Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State said that's greenlit. Let's help Ukraine. We don't want to have a no fly zone because that might provoke Vladimir Putin. We don't want to go to war with Russia. We're seeing, and the third week now of Russia just decimating. The country of Ukraine, children's cancer hospital, bombed a children's cancer hospital. As if those beautiful little angels, God's creatures don't have enough to deal with, their hospital gets bombed. It gets shelled. And so Poland says, hey, we want to deliver fighter jets. The Secretary of State says absolutely fine. We green lit it. All systems go. State Department says, wow. That's provocation. That would be an escalation. That might make Vladimir Putin mad.
"blinken" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Comment on brushes investigation into claims of alleged mass graves of civilians supposedly killed by Indian forces in the Russian controlled regions in eastern Ukraine Do you believe this is part of the false flag Operations that you've been to Sure Well let me start by saying as you heard the president say yesterday and secretary blinken earlier today we're in the window where we believe in attack could come at any time and that would be preceded by a fabricated pretext that the Russians use as an excuse to launch an invasion As she said she went on to say we've seen these tactics used in the past So those could include but not be limited to the report you just referenced claims of provocation and Donbass false state media reports which I think you should all everybody should keep their eyes open and aware of that potential faked videos false accusations about chemical weapons or accounts of attacks on Russian shoulders that have not actually occurred Can I just say again I think Biden has handled this about as well as you possibly could Especially after the Messi was left Yeah exactly I mean exactly by emboldening Putin for four years but I mean this intelligence all of it Saying telling the entire world we see you We see what you are doing or we're releasing the intelligence on it He framed obviously the speech was brilliant as Malcolm said yesterday in terms of talking directly to the Russian people This is framed as strictly a Russian aggression and the biggest thing we learned is how important NATO is This is Donald Trump did Putin's bidding at every turn Denigrating NATO saying NATO shouldn't exist anymore This is why we have strength because he's able to say all of the allies are going to sanction all of the allies are together on this Including Germany who has an economic interest with Russia Right With the pipeline going through Germany Right But this is the whole point of the American position in the world and NATO one more Jen Psaki Is the administration believed.
"blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Garrett has the latest good morning Ron Caroline good morning and thank you The diplomatic effort to avert a military conflict in Ukraine continues with U.S. secretary Anthony blinken meeting as Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva the U.S. has warned the Kremlin and incursion into Ukraine would result in major sanctions that would cripple the Russian economy For more we go to our European correspondent Maria today who is live from Geneva ahead of that meeting later today Maria good morning to you and thank you so much for joining us So firstly the U.S. says there's still a diplomatic route but really what is the way forward We have this meeting that will happen here in Geneva and about four hours We're expecting as you say Andrew blinken and Sergey Lavrov to meet here and now the United States overnight was briefing ahead of this meeting that indeed there is still a way forward that would prevent conflict that would prevent an armed conflict in Europe and that essentially it all comes down to Russia at this point that they have to do something with those a 100,000 troops that they have in eastern Ukraine Essentially pull them back from the border The problem here as you know is that what the United States wants which is that pullback is conditioned on the Kremlin getting those guarantee that Ukraine will never join NATO and that is something that the west is not willing to hand Vladimir putting at this point So the way forward is very very unclear If that doesn't work again another warning yesterday from the U.S. day in sanctions would be huge They would cripple the Russian economy They would go after a dollar asset They would go after individual the oligarchs Remember a lot of this commentary always argues that if you want to destabilize food and the best way to do it is to go after the people that back his government and that is a rich Russians and then just very briefly to me is also very telling that going into the meeting the United States had this need to clarify that an innovation of Ukraine means any type of incursion Remember the deep prior there was a lot of confusion as to whether a minor invasion would count and what a minor invasion would look like So again yesterday this idea that any invasion is an invasion So Maria as you mentioned sanctions very much on the table as a means of deterrence but how united are allies on this front And do you think it will make a substantial difference Well if you look at the Russian economy does the Crimea annexation which again with the legal tour was widely criticized and condemned by world leaders at the time the Russian economy has been able to build buffer to be able to continue to operate even though there's dealt sanctions on the country The idea is that this time around it would be even bigger It would go after their banks It would go after technology would leave the country isolated on the global stage But the problem here of course is that we have seen that at times the Europeans believe that there is still a diplomatic channel the best way to go about that is not to put sanctions on the table that would make the Russians more aggressive perhaps it's time for everyone to take a breather on this And to me what is interesting is that the U.S. had to send the Secretary of State to Berlin the date prior to this meeting to kind of take stock of the situation and make sure that everyone speaking with the same voice So in terms of the actual package of pensions we don't know but the key will be how united all of the allies are If there is a unity where that's something that Russia would definitely pick on Bloomberg's Maria taddeo European correspondent live from Geneva ahead of that meeting between U.S. secretary Anthony blinken and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva.
"blinken" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
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"blinken" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"blinken" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"It's simple manifests leonard skinner. And it's wednesday. That means all things. Bill o'reilly bill o'reilly dot com for all things riley you know. I've come to the conclusion that i am by far a more simple guy than you are. You are very complicated. And i'm the simple guy here to be more they'll be more that would be more appropriate song for introducing me. You're the right work. I don't know if the words we might to you okay. You want to wh-what letters they begin with. We can go through the alphabet now. You're not going to draw me into that. When i when i say i'm it's simple man. It's very well defined. I go from a to be to see when you're in high school. I think it was pious right on long island. That's correct saint. is the ten prep seminary right. So you were. You were taught as i was at shaman. That you start with the president and then logically you go to another prince. You're assuming showed up at school but go ahead. Yeah right and one of the reasons that you didn't show up at school was too complicated for you. Know the coke. Fill the complicated part especially the eleventh and twelfth grade was that i was tending bar and last call was four a m and i didn't leave till four thirty a. m. and then choice was go to a diner read. The newspapers go to school or go home and go to sleep I think you could figure out which one one out a lot. And i mean in if you can be a successful Commentator on radio and television with your background set proves america's the best country. It's a miracle i'm listen. I'm not disagreeing with you. Let me play for you. Something here mr o'reilly. Because i'm very i'm very concerned about these charges as it relates to general milley. You know the deep profound respect that i know you share with me for our military love our military but the we now have this book coming out by bob woodward and robert kosta the washington post. And you know what it's like you you've sold more bestsellers than than anybody i know especially you're killing series number one bestsellers and so a by the time you've finished the book and you get it to p printed. It's months to pass by what they are. Describing is an insurrection. An attempted coup. Undermining constitutional order direct contact with the enemy aid and comfort to an enemy woodward is describing in this book would be that million as a traitor. Now either. they're lying or milly. Did these things and if he did. It should have profound consequences. He's the chairman of the joint chiefs if he'd be tipping off american allies in this case a hostile regime like china if in fact we needed to use military Action on donald trump did and is served the constitutional thirty president. Let me play rand. paul's comments on it. If you're calling up our adversaries and saying we think the president is such a loose cannon. He might do that actually puts them on red alert and actually if there happens to be which there are instances where there are false warnings of attacks. We have to talk to each other. If we have a general calling john and our president is liable to unleash nuclear weapons on you or tack on you that makes any kind of accidental war. Even more likely by him ginny up the game too terrible thing very dangerous for just by defying the chain of command. It gets outside of what we have is. A constitutional republic should be immediately ordered into a room for an interview. Not just a press interview for an interview with polygraph often for intelligence and he needs to be asked. Did you call the chinese government in defiance to your commands. Did you warn them or insinuate to them that the president might attack them. That's incredibly dangerous to the country into an treasonous. We need a commission to investigate his role. I wanna know. Nancy pelosi's role and i also if in fact it's not accurate and word and kosta. Have it wrong hat. How could the washington post sit on that story for months so that they can make money when it's when it's of an issue of that importance for national security. Well a lot of questions there. You're asking so let me take it one by one The woodward book like his last book is almost one hundred percent anonymous sources. And how it works is that you go into a publisher. The publisher comes to you. You give them an outline of what you wanna do and then you're executed. Obviously woodward has made a lot of money millions of dollars in bashing donald trump. That's what he does says what he's done for years now. As far as lilly is concerned the general put out a statement today that he didn't do anything wrong that he was conducting his duties as the top military person in the usa by reassuring other countries that there would be a peaceful transition and no madness after the january six incident in dc. That's what milley's story on the record. It's it's clear to me. Because i know woodward very well that woodward in kosta have some kind of transcript leaked to them by the pentagon by millions people that documents the call snap in detail. I don't know but they're going to be able to document. That really made the calls to china. They have that and it was a leak to them so they were told by. Of course not miss source is. This is what the call was that. Millie was telling them that Trump is unhinged. But don't worry nothing's going to happen because i'm in command kind of like the alexander. Haig thing with ronald reagan way way back. I'm in charge here. yeah. I remember who this isn't. This is very different and far more nefarious than an off the cuff comment and this occurred in the direct aftermath after president. Reagan was shot right but it really wasn't off the cop hague's was you're correct was doing really was that. He knew that he only had two weeks left in his job. And he wanted to keep that job with by as by got inaugurated. That's what prompted millie to make these calls so that he could go back to buy and say listen. I told everybody overseas. Just wait until you get in and everything's gonna be okay. That's why did it to keep his job. That's your your belief is. Let me be clear. I understand this. Your belief is is that you think it's very likely that they have evidence. Being woodward in costa that would corroborate what they wrote in a book. I know at the evidence that the calls happened. Never going to be able to corroborate what was set. Well the transcripts of these calls when we need to know that would commission need.
"blinken" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
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"blinken" Discussed on NPR's World Story of the Day
"Slash auto navigator secretary of state. Anthony blinken will face more questions from members of congress. Today about the end of the war in afghanistan will appear before the senate foreign relations committee today yesterday. He faced criticism from republican lawmakers in the house for affairs committee. Some republicans are described the withdrawal as an unmitigated disaster and a disgrace. Npr's michelle kellerman is following these hearings. Michelle things got pretty heated yesterday. How did the secretary of state dublin can handle it. Yeah well you know. Usually he's quite even keeled but he did sound pretty angry when florida republican brian. Mass accused him of manipulating intelligence to downplay. The threat of taliban takeover in afghanistan blinken says no one was predicting the afghan government and the afghan armed forces would fall as quickly as they did. Just take a listen. Intelligence agencies did not say collapse was imminent. This unfolded poor quickly than we anticipated including in the intelligence community and i could go on so what what has been said and alleged is simply not true. Some republicans have called on him to resign. Blinken tried not to be drawn into a political fight but he did defend the decision to leave afghanistan and carry out a deal that the trump administration made with the taliban and he pointed out that the us brought one hundred twenty four thousand people out of kabul in a very dangerous Airlift operation that ended last month. And there's obviously a lot of consumer still about those who are left behind. What other concerns has he been hearing from lawmakers. Yeah i mean he heard from both republicans and democrats about those left behind because they've been very involved in trying to help you know americans green card holders and at risk afghans and. They've been very frustrated with lincoln state department on that he also faced a lot of questions on how to deal with the taliban going forward. The new government includes people play who face. us sanctions so this is going to be a real challenge and then there's pakistan Which he says hedging its bets. It has on the one hand cooperated with the us on counterterrorism. But it's also harbored members of the taliban it has a multiplicity of interest in afghanistan blinken said and he said that the us is going to be looking at relations in the days and weeks ahead. Npr's.
"blinken" Discussed on NPR's World Story of the Day
"Can thrive together. Learn more about how you can get involved at nature dot org slash. Npr lawmakers will question secretary of state antony blinken about the us withdrawal from afghanistan. This week hill appear before the house foreign affairs committee today and then tomorrow before the senate foreign relations committee representative chrissy houlahan is with us. Nashes democrat from pennsylvania and a veteran of the us air force. She's one of the people who will be questioning blinken today. Good morning representative houlahan. Things are being here. good morning. thanks for having me. You've been very critical of the biden. Administration's decision to withdraw from afghanistan. What do you want to ask secretary blinken. So there's quite a few questions that i'm hoping that we'll be hearing In our questioning today and importantly this is a part of you know congress's responsibility as oversight some first of all grateful. That secretary blinken is coming in hopeful. That will be able to get to the bottom of the many questions that we have in a civil indecent manner rather than in kind of a mudslinging manner which is unfortunately what. I anticipate some of the questions that i'm really interested in is The decision to close ballgame. I'm interested in understanding that a little bit better. I'm also looking to understand what we've left behind in terms of equipment. What our timeline. Logic was those are some of the questions that i know that i'm interested in and i'm sure my colleagues have other questions Importantly this is a twenty year conversation. That were happening today. Not just a two or three week conversation. Yeah that's an interesting point. You republican colleague congressman adam kuenz inger spoke on. Cbs face the nation yesterday. Here's what he had to say. That's what the american people want. Is somebody to stand up and say look. This is on me. But in the case of of the secretary of state when we began to see the collapse of the afghan military when we begin to see that fall apart. That's when the order should have been given to basically nra defensive posture get everybody out. We can you said you wanted to know about some of the logistical decisions. That were made and some of the things that have been left behind. Are you interested in this hearing at getting it. Who is to blame for the chaotic way. In which the evacuation he no. I think that they're in in In washington as with everywhere else there are lots of people to who we can point fingers out and we can blame and as i mentioned. This is a a very very long time line leading up until this. That's not to say that there aren't people who certainly have more responsibility than others. I am certainly interested in understanding that. But i think that's one of the things that we need to be careful of. Is i think the american people. Frankly just wanna understand what's happening. Why decisions were made. You know what where we can trace those decisions to and how we can. Frankly continue in and out of this Twenty year war in in a better place. How continued can continue to get people out. Who are still there on what we can do about the equipment that we have left behind. You know. here's where we are and we need to be asking and getting answers to these questions but we also need to be moving forward. Who else do you want to question or who do you think the american public needs to hear from about this. Well i am fortunate to serve on the foreign affairs. End the armed services committee. And so i would like very much also to speak with secretary austin as well of from the dod And i'm hopeful that we'll be able to have that opportunity on the house side on the armed services side as well And we we will see you know. I've been fortunate in the in the early days of this administration that both of those Administration officials have stood in front of the congress which is something that is unfortunately not terribly. Usual we really need to have accountability on with our administration. No matter who's in the in the white house and i'm thankful that they're coming in front of us. Oh wishful hopeful that they will stay longer than they are currently planned for. Which i with secretary blinken is only three hours which is frankly not enough time for everyone to have an opportunity to ask a question. Do you want to ask secretary austin i. I would like to understand some of his decisions on given you know what i think was an order from the commander in chief to Execute to a certain time line and to a certain Strategy why we made decisions like Closing the bog room base Why we kind of move forward. And not even telegraphing but being very vocal about our timelines which i found to be a very interesting and possibly Destructive strategy and so. Those were similar questions that i would ask of blinken. Frankly i would ask of him as well Intelligence officials are predicting that al qaeda could reconstitute in afghanistan in his few as twelve months. Are there questions that you have for secretary blinken about this and about whether the biden administration or to what degree. The biden in his administration has an obligation to explain to congress. How they're going to keep americans safe from terrorist threats. Yes i believe that that. Is you know the open source intelligence that you're sharing our with with us right now but i also think that there are places all around the globe. Frankly were that is the case And part of the reason behind us Leaving afghanistan is a rising threat and other parts of the world that we need to be attentive to as well so we do need to have a robust intelligence Machine that is providing us information to keep us safe All over the world and not just in places like afghanistan leslie. What are you hearing from. Federal philo veterans and active duty servicemembers about the. Us leaving afghanistan. so i think it's a mix of emotions and and people understandably are enormously conflicted on on their feelings over the last twenty years or so. I'm fortunate to serve with a lot of People who have veteran Backgrounds in the congress and i think they are conflicted but i think if i could say one thing to the veterans out there is that your service matters i. I'm a veteran and my father and grandfather and family are as well and you have done an enormous things to protect this nation. And i'm deeply grateful.
"blinken" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Thank you. Casey is on 94 5 wpt and the Triad and one Oh, 61 FM Talk in the triangle. Alright, 7 51 K c o D radio program coming up on the show. Congressman Mark Walker will join us, Um To hit him with this story we did earlier night. For those of you who may not have been here at the first hour, or former congressman Mark Walker Senate candidate Mark Walker. Um, we had a story that I led the show with from Newsweek about six Americans who basically had a plane full of guns, and we're headed to Afghanistan and I'm I'm still trying to figure out what the problem is. If a bunch of dudes want to go, Um Do whatever. Afghanistan is probably not smart, but It's a whole thing. I'll give you the details here in just a moment. Let me grab a quick call here, Mike, what's up? Hey, Good morning, Casey. I was just Piggyback in on the Larry elder story because I read her. I was reading something on Breitbart. I was a Breitbart link and the L A Times decided it was just considered hostile. Reception. So that's what they're categorizing it A hostile? Yeah. Hostelry 17 from someone else's, uh, happened, uh, say anything about it or Make it a bigger deal than want to do. Well, you know, again, she's if it was just the egg. I'd almost be fine with it because she was such a poor thrower. Um, but if she's wearing a gorilla mask, and I'm sorry if everything is going to be turned into a race issue than this one's this one's served up so nicely. It just shows you what a giant double standard. There are hostile reception also, sir, you were reading Breitbart. So you're a literal Nazi. That's not me saying that that's you know. That's I just I read that, um Read that stuff on the Twitter so Must be true. I'm kidding. All right? Um, you know, speaking of poorly worded stuff. Where is this? Let me grab this real quick. So Antony Blinken. It would be the the secretary of state. Um, referred to here we go. So the the non inclusive Taliban government Basically, he was asked about whether there's concerns that it's nothing but dudes like you know, that's some sort of surprise. And he said, quote. We've made clear expectation of the Afghan people deserve an inclusive government. Um The statement went on to note that the list of names announced by the Taliban consists exclusively of individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close associates and no women. So then somebody gets a question into a Blinken. And Blinken says quote. It certainly does not meet the test of inclusivity and includes people who have very challenging track records. So The Taliban government, four of which were in Gitmo and traded for Bowe, Bergdahl. Are quote people who have very challenging track records. I feel like if you open are the employee files for Ross and I at I heart corporate. It's that that phrase is written in there somewhere. Quote people with challenging track records people are challenging track records are generally more interesting people. Terrorists are not people with quote challenging track records. Oh, everything is crazy. No wonder guys. No wonder Seven dudes got in a plane with a bunch of guns and we're going to Afghanistan to kill him. Some Taliban Or whatever they were doing, or maybe move somebody We don't know if you haven't heard this story, let me hit you with a real quick..
"blinken" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Blinken, saying he is not aware of a hostage like situation at an airport in Afghanistan this after the reports the Taliban were not allowing US citizens to leave. Plus in Richmond, Virginia, a prominent Confederate statue is being removed and in great Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson breaking a campaign promise not to raise taxes, he says the money he is proposing is needed disrupt the country's national health service, especially to care for the elderly from the Austin Statesman newspaper in Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Republican back voting bill into law Tuesday. Making good on a promise to rewrite the state's election practices despite sharp opposition and quorum busting walkouts by Democrats, Habits, said shortly after putting his signature to Senate Bill one during a signing ceremony in Tyler. Election integrity is now the law in the state of Texas. There's a portion of the governor's comments. One thing that all Texans can agree, and that is that we must have trust and confidence in our elections. The bill that I'm about to sign helps to achieve that goal. One thing that it does is it ensures that every eligible voter will have the opportunity to vote one way that it achieves. That is, it provides even more hours of time for people to be able to go cast their vote. Let's do some comparison here because so you can understand the magnitude of the early voting time period that voters have in the state of Texas. Texas provides 12 days of early voting in this law even as more hours during those early voting days. By comparison, the president's homestead of Delaware provides Zero days and zero hours of early voting. No, no one is saying that what happens in Delaware denies people the right to vote. Similarly in Texas because of the 12 days of early voting and even more hours of early voting, as well as flexibility with regard to voting on election Day, it ensures that Texas provides even more opportunities for people to engage in the voting process than the president's home state of Delaware, as well as Many other states across the entire country. The law does, however, make it harder for fraudulent those votes to be cast one area that makes it harder to cheat concerns. Mail in ballots now mail in ballots. This is an area we're both Republicans, as well as Democrats agree has been the easiest way to cheat in the election process. The law that I'm about to sign Fixes that problem. Another issue that this law addresses is ballot harvesting. It makes ballot harvesting a.
"blinken" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Blinken, saying he is not aware of a hostage like situation at an airport in Afghanistan, this after the reports the Taliban And we're not allowing US citizens to leave. Plus in Richmond, Virginia, a prominent Confederate statue is being removed and in great Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson breaking a campaign promise not to raise taxes, he says the money he is proposing is needed disrupt the country's national health service, especially to care for the elderly. From the Austin Statesman newspaper in Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Republican back voting bill into law Tuesday, making good on a promise to rewrite the state's election practices despite sharp opposition and quorum busting walkouts by Democrats, Habits, said shortly after putting his signature to Senate Bill one during a signing ceremony and Tyler Election integrity is now the law in the state of Texas. There's a portion of the governor's comments. One thing that all Texans can agreed and that is that we must have trust and confidence in our elections. The bill that I'm about to sign helps to achieve that goal. One thing that it does is it ensures that every eligible voter will have the opportunity to vote one way that it achieves. That is, it provides even more hours of time for people to be able to go cast their vote. Let's do some comparison here. Because so you can understand the magnitude of the early voting time period that voters have in the state of Texas, Texas provides 12 days of early voting in this law even as more hours during those early voting days. By comparison, the president's homestead of Delaware provides Zero days and zero hours of early voting. No, no one is saying that what happens in Delaware denies people the right to vote. Similarly, in Texas because of the 12 days of early voting and even more hours of early voting, as well as flexibility with regard to voting on election Day, it ensures that Texas provides even more opportunities for people to engage in the voting process. Then the president, some state of Delaware as well as many other states across the entire country. The law does, however, make it harder for fraudulent votes votes to be cast one area that makes it harder to cheat concerns. Mail in ballots now mail in ballots. This is an area We're both Republicans, as well as Democrats agreed, has been the easiest way to cheat in the election process. The law that I'm about to sign fixes that problem. Another issue that this law addresses is ballot harvesting. It makes ballot harvesting a third degree felony. Now.
"blinken" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"But you have to look at the reality truck okay. Hey i agree. Afghanistan was not denmark. Chuck right but it didn't need to be denmark. Of course there was corruption in the government. The security forces there was crushing. The security forces As well that were hollowing out these petitions as we're trying to build them but they were on a path to slowly strengthening overtime. And what is i think. Most lamentable about the policy out of the trump administration with the vitamin station double down on and failed to reverse is that we actually strengthened the taliban and weakened the afghan government and security forces on her way out. Hey if we're going to leave chuck why don't we just get the hell out. I mean why. Don't we do that and so it was just impossible. I think for the afghan government to withstand the blows of not being included in the negotiations and then forcing the afghan government to release to five thousand. Some of the most heinous people on earth who immediately went back to terrorizing the the afghan people and then to to you know set the time we're not going to support you withdraw the vast majority of our support for them. General mcmaster The former one of the former national security advisers president trump. You wrote a book about vietnam. I have a feeling we're going to have books about afghanistan being written for decades as we unpack. What went wrong. Here geno mcmaster. Thanks for your time and And your perspective. Thank you when we come back. The military diplomatic and political fallout from this terrible week in afghanistan. Painless next but as we go to.
"blinken" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"A you know it's interesting that we're having a debate about spending a trillion dollars on infrastructure and nbc reporting this week. Sodas we spent over twenty dollars in afghanistan. Right and for the american people. If you if you're balancing a shall we say in a trillion dollars on bridges and road in fixing and fixing up our infrastructure in the united states or nation-building afghanistan. I think it's pretty clear cut. Where can people are going to ball. And what's the divide. There's clearly a divide between the pentagon and the president on this one and and you know you're never gonna find a military leader that doesn't want a few more troops and a little more time. Okay that that is background. Anything do you expect this to have long-term fallout between the relationship between the white house and the pentagon because pentagon they look like the like. Wh why is this going so badly. And i think depending on whispering. We didn't want to do it. Yeah they definitely didn't wanna do it. i mean they're the relationship wasn't fantastic to begin with i mean Biden took office very skeptical of of the generals as he likes to call them. And for exactly the point you make. He thinks that obama got jammed. That's his During the surge and he was determined not to be jammed himself. So when you when you have that as the product. I think the argument that they then had about whether or not to keep a teeny tiny little force a in kabul and bog rem as a preventative as and and basically as spies to keep an eye on on counter-terror operations keep an eye on iran. Keep an eye on pakistan. That was the that was the military argument for leaving a small residual force behind And i think that then you you had the the president say no. They're just when donald trump said we're getting out completely That means that once we leave anybody there. They become targets. And i also think he saw the possibility and the opportunity to do what no other president had been able to do before and ended and that was more important to him than any of the arguments. About why a very small force might be cost effective in the long run christian. Mitch mcconnell was on one side of this inside the republican coalition and donald trump was on the other It it's pretty clear this probably would have been just as bad if not worse under under what trump wanted to do. He wanted to up by christmas on if he had won reelection. Perhaps he might have done that. Is this a big blow for the isolationist wing of the gop. Will this weaken. Trump's hold over time. Or now i would expect you. Begin to see a resurgence of this kind of reagan. Peace through strength approach within the republican party. If they view this as a sign that by pulling back our deterrence suddenly the bad guys around the world feel like they have more of a free hand to operate and whether that expresses itself as republicans being even more hawkish in places like iran wanting to be more deterrent. they're being more deterrent in terms of north korea being more deterrent in terms of china. Making sure that they don't decide to cause mischief around taiwan. I would expect that. Republican foreign policy is going to begin being more focused on projecting strength around the world. Not less compensation here when we come back was census week changing america.
"blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Have as you know. A lot of very regular structure dialogues on a whole host of issues that are going forward and really doing the day in day out month in month out business. A building relationships. And then what's really important at least to me. Is that even as we have these critical government to government relations and even as hopefully we do even better in building that engagement and being there that the other aspects of our connectivity engagement are what really are going to sustain and build these relationships the people the people aspect and especially the economic and trade aspect and the more were able to build the connectivity that i was talking about the more were able to engage people in both countries with each other. The stronger foundation is going to be and again. It's it may be a bias. But even though we have the disadvantage of being geographically far away because we have interests because we see potential and because we bring something to the table as i suggested that maybe some of the more close in proximity neighbors. Don't my sense is that the central asian countries are very much looking to us then engaged and we now have to deliver the lady right here. Please wait for the mike identify yourself. Ask a short question. I here on the bbc. You talked about countering violent extremism and some the expertise that americans bring. If you could tell us more about that. Though it'd be interesting thank you well. Let me say this. It's not just the expertise that that we bring. It's hopefully expertise. That many many members of the international opinion bring one of the most interesting aspects of the summit meeting that we held about a month ago. Love month ago here in washington was that we brought not only countries not only governments but also ngos technologists academics to the table from around the world. And what we found is that different aspects of the problem have often been tackled somewhere someplace by someone in a relatively effective way. And it's actually sharing that information and bringing it scale that makes the big difference. For example one of the big problems in terms of fostering radicalism and extremism is radicalization prisons for two of the three attackers on the charlie. Hebdo attack in. Paris had been petty criminals who went to jail radicalized in jail. Some countries have actually had great experience with this and have developed very interesting programs to deal with so it's sharing that knowledge and expertise that's critical and that's one of the things as a convening authority in a sense that we can bring to the table and the fact that kirghistan and kazakhstan were active participants in the summit. Hopefully will make a difference to them. But there's a very long discussion about what are the motivating factors that cause people to turn to extremism. What do you do about that. And that was a lot of what was discussed. But i think the other thing that stands out in that we want to try and advance is that it's obviously critical to counter the violent extremism that we confront today and sometimes that means when it comes to people who are beyond the reach reason using military counterterrorism means to deal with it but preventing it in the first place is obviously even more beneficial and there. I come back to what i talked about earlier. Ultimately countries have an obligation if they really want to prevent to try to build more open societies because the more closed off you are. The more people can't find outlets for their frustrations in their fears that are productive outlets. You can almost guarantee that they'll find negative outlets that. And ultimately that undermines the stability that you seek so i think carrying that message and working in a productive way with countries to help develop those outlets is one of the most important things we can bring to the table. You there thank you a secretary. Blinken on my name is being rewarded with hong kong phoenix. Tv you please talk about. The us stands on one of the were important chinese initiative to engage central asia. Which is one bell road. This also complimentary to The new silk road a strategy you talked about and also today's deadline you'll stay. Ib i used to prize twisty forty seven members to join. I be embarrassed. Thank you thank you for that question. Maybe except for the last couple of words so two things again just to come back to the basic proposition. I strongly believe that. Many of the efforts that china's making including through its engagement and it's very significant investment are very complementary with what we're trying to do and will be very beneficial to people in the region but this does tien innocence nicely to the infrastructure investment. Bank are concerned with the bank is this. We don't oppose it to the contrary the more investment you can bring in infrastructure in the region in asia or broadly. We think the better it's desperately needed. It's a foundation for economic progress. But as i suggested earlier how it happens is vitally important and so the concerns that we've had about the infrastructure investment really go to its own standards What what are the governance rules of the bank. What role does the board of directors play. What are the standards that it would advance in terms of worker rights environmental protections in intellectual property Capital requirements things of that nature. We've spent seventy years building international institutions to support financing and developing around the world. And in doing we have tried a throughout to raise the standards of these institutions in a way that benefits. The people that they're working with what we don't want to see happen is Some kind of race to the bottom. Where the standards are diluted and that's been are only are only concerned so my sense is that the An indeed. It's not just our concern. Even the countries that have decided to join.
"blinken" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Episode number one hundred and nineteen antony blinken on central asia and the future of the silk road. Ladies and gentlemen. It's my pleasure to welcome all of you here today. I'm fiona hill the director of the center on the united states and europe. And i'd like to extend a welcome on behalf of the brookings foreign policy program and also the global economy economy and development program. Brookings foreign address by our deputy secretary of state. Tony blinken who going to be launching a new. Us strategy for engagement with central asia. I think most of you are very familiar with tony blinken but nonetheless i would like to lay out some of the contours of is very distinguished career in government. He has been deputy secretary of state for the past several months. But also before that just served as the assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser he's also been the national security advisor to the vice president and so many years was the democratic stuff direct with the us senate foreign relations committee. And that's just the most recent iteration of tunisia career in government because he also served in the national security council during the clinton administration from one thousand nine hundred four two thousand and one in a variety of capacities including a senior director for european affairs and he was also in the state department's in other capacities in the one thousand nine hundred s. He did begin his career. Most people in washington seem to do as a lawyer but we're forgiven him for that and he was also a reporter for the new republic with various stints writing for the new york times and foreign affairs. And that's provides a perfect segue into the formats of today's event because he will also feature discussion with another former deputy secretary of state who began his career in journalism. None other than our brookings president. Strobe talbott stolen tony that korea intersected verse junctions. During the clinton administration they worked together in various capacities. But there's also a very interesting many of you in the audience probably aware of it substantive linked to today's event because on july nineteen ninety-seven. Just down the road. Not here brookings. But just down the road. It's ice or what was then the newly inaugurated central asia and caucasus institute. Seis strobe gave his own addresses. Deputy secretary announcing a us strategy towards central asia which was also at that point linked to the caucus region across the caspian. There's quite a famous address. And many of you in the audience might remember it. It featured the title of farewell to flush in which struggle probably a basically enumerate but let freshman was famous character from one of those derring-do british novels of the game in central asia. But strokes point was that we were getting beyond that great game and looking to a whole new feature for the region at that point. Buck in one thousand nine hundred. Seven mentioned the caucuses in central asian willing together around the caspian sea the idea of energy resources. Which would just being opened up outside development and there's a great deal of question about the future director of all of these states under their relations with russia given the fact that there were only five or six years into other first decade of independence after the collapse of the soviet union now in the intervening eighteen years on. What's happened on the ground in central asia. Not just here in washington. Dc the trajectories of the caucus in central asian states diverged on the steps of central asia. Themselves have also from themselves very different paths individually under the energy resources are still focal point in the region the decades since nine eleven actually more than a decade since nine eleven of course this turned the focus of attention central asia predominantly onto issues related to afghanistan counterterrorism. Obviously that's now shifting with the withdrawal or the partial withdrawal at least of us troops from afghanistan but for a long time emphasis tend to decide truck attention on deepening relations with essentially as in states while russia's relations with central asia continue to loom large. There's also been a lot of changes in the last decade. Plus russia remains an important factor. For historical reasons economic regions reasons the solarge russian diasporas and all of the central asian states but china has become one of the most active players in the region. Not something that pops strobe could have predicted quite so effectively back in one thousand nine hundred seven when things look quite different. Beijing's investments in energy in an infrastructure and as many practices changed trajectory of trade politics in some of the central asian stairs in terms of the interactions so in short central asia. Two thousand fifteen is not the central asia of nine hundred. Ninety seven and deputy secretary blinken has now how it fits into. Us policy and strategy. How things look ahead. And then he and former deputy secretary talbott's we'll talk about how the region has changed and give us some insight into us interests over this period. Well have in the audience as well as many distinguished members of The diplomatic service and colleagues from the state department including those work very close on central asia. Some of our own colleagues. Who's sitting here in the front row. Who has spent many decades working on central asia at the world bank and brookings and another with so many of you here in the audience. We're in for a very good discussion. So thank you very much. Sure everyone for coming on jehovah to deputy secretary blinken and then to the conversation with strobe talbott thank you very much.
"blinken" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
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"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.