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Mutual-appreciation anxiety: Putin and Erdogan
"At a rally yesterday the prime minister of armenia nicole passion. Yon warned of an attempted military coup. He told crowds. It was the army's job to defend the country. It was up to the people to decide whether or not he should step down. Y'all guy even hats manhattan borough. She mr young has faced protests since a peace deal struck in november. In which is our by. John gained territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave. Mr john has protests since a peace deal was struck in november in which is by john games territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave clashes over the region had erupted repeatedly since nineteen ninety-four drawing in russia which stood behind armenia and turkey which back oscar by john but in the end it was russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart rany tight air to one who put it all to rest. Brokering a peace deal. That's just one sign of remarkable political alliance. It's picking away at the post cold war geopolitical order so i think it helps to go back to the really low point of relationship which was in two thousand fifteen. Daniel franklin is our diplomatic editor. Turkey shot down a russian warplane which had been flying over syria. Entered it's ass base and this happened. After repeated warnings to the russian pilot in the warnings became increasing urgent they were ignored and turkish f sixteen fighters that were patrolling shot. The plane down remember turkey is a nato member and had engaged with russia militarily. That's not something that happens. Often and russia responded quite vigorously by imposing sanctions on turkish products and a bombed ethnic tuchman fighters in northern syria that allies of the turks so that was Towards the end of two thousand fifteen and into the beginning of two thousand sixteen but it was a dramatic shift. If you remember in the summer of two thousand sixteen there was an attempted coup jet sopa head. The world watched in shock as a military coup and in turkey eight. Us ally a major strategic partner in the fight against isis putin was quick to call president of and commiserate show solidarity is some suspicion in turkey. Anyway that gave some advance warning to add one that his life was in danger helped move him out of the area where he might have been bombed and from that point onwards things have changed dramatically in the two men developed this kind of own tone this brotherhood of hard power. And what is it. That had changed between the downing of the bomber and this evan beginning of a friendship they first of all recognize in one another leaders who know how to use power in a full full way but there are other similarities between them in terms of that authoritarian style of leadership at home. And there's a common set of grievances against the west in turkey's case decades of not being properly accepted wanting at one stage to join the european union but being put on hold. And i think one of the reasons why the attempted coup was such a turning point for adwan is that he came under attack from his own planes and he felt that nato had improperly come to support nato countries were slow to express solidarity so he started to think that maybe putin was someone could depend upon for his own survival where he couldn't necessarily depend on nato partners and how the relationship between these two men evolved since then it's developed in some very concrete ways add one has bought from russia s four hundred air defense system. So it's a nato country. Remember that is buying russian. Ed defense system that does not delighted his nato partners. It's meant that it's been kicked out of the f thirty five fighter jet program that Nato has its face sanctions from america and despite all that it's gone ahead and on the ground in particularly serious led to kind of accommodation even though they're on opposite sides they've managed to accommodate each other's objectives in particular turkey vis-a-vis the kurds and most recently they've accommodate each other in the south caucasus. Where again they support opposite sides. The russia has played its role as a mediator. Turkey supported azerbaijan. And they've managed to end up with a result that suits them both well. Russia has peacekeeping troops on the ground. Turkey has an economic opportunity and the air that causes missed out has got nothing out of this is the west. You mentioned the word accommodating in the sense that that perhaps they're just essentially keeping out from under each other's feet or is there more to it than that. There is more to it than that because a particularly developed closer ties economically. The two economies have been struggling so they can do all the support they can get and although russia has a big surplus with turkey. Turkish contractors get a lot of business from russia. So there's the economic aspects of the relationship is particularly important and putin to have turkey as awkward member of nato driving a wedge within nato. That's a huge attraction for him and for to and sometimes to be able to play off the west and russia that's also helpful so that they play the power game very effectively by using each other and given all of that. Would you call this alliance proper and if so what should the west make of it well. It's a remarkable development given the long history between the two countries going back centuries. It's remarkable when you think of the more recent history of of the to literally coming to blows as recently as two thousand fifteen but it's far from being an alliance turkey is still a nato member that's valuable to it and it's also bristled it's fragile. Remember they are on opposite sides even where they're accommodating each other in places like syria in libya they have differences over ukraine over georgia as well so there are many places where this could deteriorate rapidly. It's rather brittle its recent depends too much on personalities with big egos so does mean that. There's absolutely no guarantee that this is going to last or even develop further so in that sense. You think the west doesn't need to worry because the alliance will eventually fall apart from. It's the concern for the west. It's certainly a challenge. One of the things that will be on the radar screen of the biden administration. It's a worry that there is this increasingly close relationship between her big important nato member and russia and although it's bristol although it could blow up in various ways it's a serious concern and worry that a nato member like turkey could drift further away from its moorings
Caucasus Country of Georgia Holds Parliamentary Elections
"50 parties are competing in the vote, which is taking place under a reformed electoral code, allowing for a fairer distribution of seats. Electoral changes followed months of protests and internationally brokered talks. A number of key opposition parties have said they would not form a coalition with the governing Georgian Dream Party. Berlin's new airport will open today,
Nagorno-Karabakh flared up again?
"This week Menia and as a John Neighbors. In the South Caucasus went to war again. Not For the first time because at issue is the overwhelmingly Armenian. which lies inside as a John. Nagorno-karabakh. As mania and as a John emerged into independence from the unraveling Soviet Union in the late nineteen eighty s and early nineteen ninety s the two countries fought a long and brutal war over Nagorno-karabakh. This was ended by a ceasefire in nineteen ninety four since when nagorno-karabakh has operated with an uneasy autonomy. In the decade since escalations intentions have been an irregular fact of life along the so called line of contact, which separates the sides in two thousand and sixteen dozens of soldiers died in four days of fighting earlier this year in clashes along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan north of nagorno-karabakh several more troops were killed including an Johnny General. The latest fighting looks more serious still heavy weapons and air power have been deployed. Many casualties including civilians have been reported and both Azerbaijan's ally Turkey and Armenia is patron Russia a taking an unnervingly close interest. Why has this flare up again and why now could this result in a full-scale war and is there any imaginable long-term solution?
Avoiding war in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
"It wherever you listen to podcasts. The Armenia Azerbaijan fighting could spiral into a larger regional conflict by Ian Bremmer. Intense fighting has erupted nagorno-karabakh a small enclave in the southern Caucasus mountains setting the entire region on edge. This is a fight primarily between Armenia and Azerbaijan two former Soviet republics with long-held grievances over land. The volve of Russia Turkey and others raises the stakes for where a war might be headed. An essence, this is a story of a powerful. Changing history by drawing arbitrary lines on a map that would later spark conflict. The states of Armenia and Azerbaijan were pulled into Moscow or and became part of the Soviet Union in the nineteen twenties though nagorno-karabakh, a mountain region about the size of Delaware was dominated by Armenians. Matt makers made it part of the Jani Soviet republic for decades are Mian complaints about the region's status were ignored and in the final days of the USSR war erupted tens of thousands were killed and more than one million were forced from their homes. A Russian brokered system in nineteen, ninety, four left nagorno-karabakh as part of Azerbaijan but ethnic Armenians with backing from the Armenian government drove most Azerbaijanis from the territory and declared it an independent republic. Low level fighting has continued over the years and an eruption of violence in two thousand, sixteen killed at least two hundred people. There is no peace treaty and nothing has been resolved. In recent years, the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan have sent positive signals. Her budget president and Armenia's prime minister opened the first ever military hotline between the two countries and twenty eighteen and talks brokered by Russia France and the United States. Produced a joint statement and Twenty nineteen that appeared to set the stage for a treaty. But momentum was lost and an eruption of fighting this summer led to popular demand in both countries for a military reckoning. The likely never know who fired the shot that ignited these latest clashes, but dozens of soldiers and some civilians have been killed Armenia and Azerbaijan have each declared martial law outsiders are scrambling to put out the fire UN secretary general, Antonio Terrace as called for a ceasefire. The web of foreign ties in this story is complicated Turkey's president wretched type air to on eager for an opportunity to boost his popularity and shift. The subject from his country's struggling economy fully backs is fellow Turkic Muslims in Azerbaijan while others call for talks air to one insists that Azerbaijan must take matters into its own hands to Armenia occupation of the disputed region. Vladimir Putin's Russia has maintained relations with Azerbaijan and sold weapons to both countries but Russia has a military base in Armenia and is bound by treaty to defend Armenia in war. This means that as in Syria and in Libya is ongoing civil war Russia and NATO member Turkey have A. Interests here Iran which borders both Armenia and as her Badgen has offered to mediate politically active ethnic Armenian populations in both. France and the United States bring those governments into the push for negotiations. Adding to the sense of urgency to halt the fighting nagorno-karabakh is a corridor for pipelines that transport oil and gas from the Caspian. Sea to the international marketplace. If the current clashes explode into full blown war, the damage could be much greater than in the nineteen nineties. This war would be waged with twenty first century, heavy weapons provided by Russia and Turkey. Air To
Boston - Gov. Baker Announces Massachusetts Police Reform Legislation
"In the aftermath of George Floyd's death and calls for police reform legislation has been filed the governor Charlie Baker says will improve public safety and increase transparency and accountability the legislation as a product of several months worth of dialogue with members of the black and Latino legislative caucus and with public safety officials across the Commonwealth this is not the first time a regular meetings with the Caucasus produce either a new program or proposal we meet with the carcass quarterly and believe this standing meeting is preserves many positive results for the Commonwealth to work with the caucus on corrections criminal justice addiction housing homeownership state purchasing construction and economic development and public safety and we're very grateful for their insight and their collaboration over the last five and a half years the bill or filing today is the first step in a process that we hope will create a package of reforms that accomplishes the goals that we all share we began working with the carcass on this effort almost a year ago largely because Massachusetts is one of only a very few states that does not have a statewide certification program for law enforcement and we need one the murder of George Floyd Minneapolis at the hands of police officers made clear that now is the time to get this done Mr Floyd's death sparked outrage sadness in a fortified call for justice and equality from every corner of the United States people have marched gathered and put forward policies and ideas to address the injustices that still clearly exist for communities of color everywhere there are no easy answers and improving a lot law enforcement is only one piece of this process but I think we've put together a solid set of reforms that everyone including the law enforcement community and the folks who are here with us today can work on to advance this bill together the legislation basically does three things first it creates a certification program for law enforcement officers that must be renewed every three years this is consistent with our Massachusetts certifications and other professions like medicine education social work and a host of other highly skilled critically important positions maintain excellence it will also create a database of certified officers ensuring that those officers training and conduct records are available to their current and future employers members of the public will also be able to access certain information about police officers including their certification status second it creates a process with community involvement for decertifying a police officer taking that certification away from individuals who do not live up to their training or their oath officers have been found to use a choke hold for example or other forms of excessive force uses of force would be automatically decertified an officer would also be automatically decertified if they fail to intervene if they witness a fellow officer violating these standards and third it creates incentives for advanced law enforcement training and education focusing on de escalation community building collaboration human rights and bias here in Massachusetts we currently have a strong forward looking approach to training and education and thanks in part to leaders like state police colonel Chris Mason and countless chiefs across Massachusetts we in many ways are ahead of other states with respect to training and education the big gap as we lacked a certification program to instill dated day accountability and transparency in the system we have this bill will create a more modern more transparent and more accountable system for law enforcement training will ensure the men and women who cannot live up to the high standards we expect them to uphold do not stay on the force and it will give departments the tools that they need to build the community relationships the name of that trust then I had the pleasure of getting to know countless police officers that put on that uniform for all the right reasons and tragically I've seen many lose their lives doing it it's a hugely important and difficult job and this bill is not about choosing sides and digging in this bill is about giving the law enforcement community the training and the resources that they need to serve which in turn yields high caliber public service for our communities it will also enable us all law enforcement public officials and especially the citizens of Massachusetts the separate those who protect and those from correct answer from those who don't the daily injustices to people of color experience are not addressed easily or quickly and certainly not with a single piece of legislation we have lots of work left to do but I want to say thank you again to the carcass for your support and your input on many issues over the course of the last five and a half years especially on this one and let me close by just saying the session ends on July thirty first it is critically important the by the time that session ends we have a certification process that can stand up to the integrity creativity imagination and aspirations of the people here in Massachusetts the governor referring to the black and Latino legislative caucus
Travel to Tbilisi and Eastern Georgia
"The traveler. I'm your host Chris. Christensen let's talk about Georgia. I like to welcome back to the show. Tomo and Mexi from food FUN TRAVEL DOT COM who've come to talk to us about the Republic of Georgia's we're gonNA start with intimacy and head east. Tomo it makes me welcome back to the show. Hey thanks as always glad to be on the shore tomorrow makes me Williams. I didn't say your last name. Yes that's not married since we love to see you thank you. I didn't mention that I think because I not used to referring you'd as the same last name and someone makes me. We're on the show once previously in Philippines wherever the Yucatan Mexico you could join. That's right that's right. The more recent episode we have on the Yucatan merita excellent will. Why are we talking about the Republic of Georgia well? We actually moved to Tbilisi about a year ago. It's our third time living here the second time where here. We got married here a few months after that we decided we actually wanted to live here permanently and now we do so. We used to live in Merida Mexico for a while. That's why we talked to you about that a couple of years ago and now we live Tbilisi so when you say permanently. This is permanently from the context of a travel blogger which means more than a couple of months. I think this is more permanent than decisions. Cassia already almost a year and we've got no intention of leaving at this point. And why should someone else come to the Republic of Georgia? I would say the main draw here is firstly. It's quite undiscovered. It's a little bit out of the way for most travelers but it's beginning a huge amount of press internationally recently especially because of the food and the wine. It is the birthplace of wine according to the most recent archaeological evidence. And but yeah and that's eight thousand years old eight thousand years ago. They found pottery stained with wine from eight thousand years ago so at a definitive evidence that it was actually going on. People were making wine and drinking wine interesting. And what kind of itenerary are you going to recommend for US? So obviously there will be some wine to try but there's also a lot of history here because we're right in the e east-meets-west sort of area. We are nestled between the Caspian Sea and Black Sea with Russia to the north and Turkey to the South West and on Mesnier and Azerbaijan to the south and the east. So there's been a huge influence of all these different coaches for the itinerary. We're GONNA start off in the capital Tiblisi and it is quite a big city with a lot of history so this was founded in the fifth century. Ad. So it has been around for a long time. There's lots of different things to see when you fly in on the first day the flights that come in from the US and via Turkey or quite early. Morning arrivals cold yes. So we'd say the first day that you'RE GONNA be here. It's probably going to be a solid half day of recovering and sleeping and then you have like a half day in the afternoon to go out and see some things and then enjoy the evening and then have a secondary Tiblisi. It's quite a fun city and there's a lot to do here day. Three we'd be heading east towards Kakheti. Which is the primary Wine Region? But of course it's also a very historic region that changed hands between different cultures the Persians Arabs. And of course the Jordan's at the moment firstly we'd be heading to the hill town. Well it's a mountain town of Cigna guy the city of La City of love actually a town. But it's very beautiful nestled on a little hilltop with views down the valley and towards the Caucasus Mountains in the distance the next day staying in the wine region and moving too quickly which is right down in the valley. It's like a very central part of the wine region down there where the river valley runs through where the river runs through the Amazon Valley is the name of the valley and then day five heading north through the valley towards to Lavi which is the capital of Kakheti region. Kakheti actually used to be an independent state for a while as well with separate from Georgia. Now it's integrated with Georgia Day six. We'll be heading back towards Tiblisi through Tiblisi. And then there's a number of important historic sites just north of Tiblisi which include the ancient capital before Tiblisi. Which is called mosquito and also hopeless. Which is an ancient cave town slightly to the west of mosquito and also towards. Gori which was the birthplace of Stalin. And this will wind in that area for people who are real wine lovers. You can have some different wine region. They different groups in different regions. Definitely thinks to explore and then heading back on the seventh day towards Tbilisi so that people can catch they're flying out or if people flying out of Kutaisi. Which is the other main airport then heading from gory towards Kutaisi. Which is about a three hour drive so this couple of flexible options bad us the refinery excellent and we'll go back through that in more detail so before we get into that we should say that although it may be undiscovered it's not undiscovered on amateur travellers to other episodes of the first one at least ten years ago and the second one more recently and so we'll put links to those in the show notes and Tillman makes me have listened to the most recent one of those two so some of the things that are mentioned in there they may skip over. We'll see how that works for time but you started us in Tiblisi. Yeah so let's talk about. Maybe doing a walking tour covers some of the attractions. A few of these mentioned in the previous episode. But it's definitely worth mentioning a few of them again just briefly so that people get a general feel for it. Yes I mean generally in Tiblisi. It's this really vibrant city to visit. You can go out almost any time of day or night. And they'll be people out and about doing stuff in a good wholesome way. There's like restaurants that are our opinion as Baas. The repin sort of dining really is a little bit anytime. A food and wine is exceptionally important. Culturally he'll and as I mentioned earlier. It is surrounded by all of these really strong cultures. But when you actually come to Georgia and come to Tbilisi you'll realize just how unique the culture is here as well so there are definitely influences from those other places but it is very very strongly George into the core. They have their own alphabet one of the unique alphabets of the world. Always done that. Okay so some people say that has some similarity to Amin but when you look at it really doesn't lie. The symbols of very very different says a completely unique alphabet and lots of unique words and the way people pronounce stuff tight is one of the hardest languages to learn. For sure will. In one of the things I've always had trouble with with Georgia in on the amateur travellers site is I take every country and I- lump it into a continent and Georgia. I have placed in Europe. But you look at a map and it looks like I don't know what I'm talking about. Yeah exactly I think Georgia in particular would consider themselves Europe and I think visiting. Here's a country. I also would just architecturally and culturally. I would consider it Europe as well definitely like Eastern Europe. But as you said if you look on a map would probably consider it to be Asia. I sometimes have a hard time putting my time zones in I can never find Tiblisi in a time when I'm changing from different countries. It's because it's always like nestled in Asia. But I think I would definitely say Europe and if we head straight south would get to Armenia Iran and Iraq and so Armenia. I would also be one of those that I would put in Europe culturally but Iran Iraq. I was certainly not Oshawa. John is just to the east and Turkeys just to the West. But it's the usual part of Turkey's eight is one of those as you say regions where cultures meet. Yes and I think at least from that perspective. It's because of the Orthodox religion right the Docs Christianity. I founded in Armenia in the fourth century or late third century century earlier than that. Armenia was the first Christian nation the first nation where Christianity became the main religion so it predates Rome becoming Christian in the three hundreds in Georgia was the second country they took on not too long after that. The estimate is somewhere between three nine three twenty six. Ad Different people have different opinions. And that was when Georgia took on the Orthodox religion poorly Al mentioned a little bit about that when we talk about some of the important attractions that relate to that a bit later on.
A Closer Look at the Black-Jewish Congressional Caucus
"January and February have been full of commemorative moments for both the black and Jewish Communities. The birthday of Martin Luther King Junior the death anniversary of Anne Frank International Holocaust remembrance and Black History Month we sat down individually with three founders of the Black Jewish congressional caucus democratic congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Democratic congresswoman. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin to discuss why the caucus exists the issues. They think it will address and why it's important for black and Jewish leaders to work together. Not Apart I I asked about the original purpose of the Black Jewish congressional caucus how that purpose has evolved since its conception and what the main issues the caucus to address we. I posed the question to chief. Founder Representative Brenda Lawrence when I went to my colleagues. And ask them if they would be interested in forming a black Jewish Caucus. Civically this administration. I have seen an uptick in divisiveness and Rachel tension and also hate crimes been reported as validated being on Increasing and we have such a strong and long history of lack American and the Jewish community coming together in those times when our country lost its way the Jewish community came to the support of the black community during the civil rights movement. We have shared experience between the Holocaust. Slavery of being people oppressed by no other reason except for who we are and We know and we feel uniquely the stereotypes in the tension that are often placed on us as black and Jewish citizens of this country. And we are here in Congress to write laws and policies to ensure quality to make sure that we're forcing the civil rights of this country and we should be having a unique conversation around this and I can tell you I was so impressed with the support and willingness in a bipartisan way to form the caucus so what are the main issues that the caucus hopes to address. Well I want to know that as we look at hate crimes and discrimination as anti Semitic. It's racist xenophobic Often go back to Martin Luther King. Our unity is born of our common struggle for centuries not only to rid ourselves bandage but to make oppression of any people by others impossible so when we plan or what. Our jackets is our is that we will make sure that we are uniquely informed. We are aware of these incidents and policies and situations where we see Racism not being addressed properly or being able or being nurtured and that we can pass policies and enforce loss through our justice system to ensure we're holding true to one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all next. We asked Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz during the civil rights movement jewish-americans lent critical support to the N. Double ACP and fought alongside. Dr Martin Luther King Junior to challenge racial segregation in public accommodations and black leaders have stood with the Jewish community following the tragic shootings. At synagogues in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and POW California Joakim Prinz german-american Rabbi and refugee of Nazi. Germany represented the Jewish community as an organizer during the nineteen sixty three march on Washington. So that history is long and and significant and so the the The Black Jewish caucus is really important for us to be able to to retie those binds. And make sure that we can work on the modern day issues that are of mutual concern to both communities are purposes to assemble leaders to learn from one. Another advocate for joint concerns Regardless of party we believe And we exist because all partners are committed calling out hate and racism and discrimination anti-semitism and xenophobia whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head and you know our alliance in the Black Jewish caucus is really important so that we can work to honor and strengthen and safeguard the bond of our communities that have been developed in the struggle for equality in America. Then we asked representative Lee Zeldin. There is a need to better bridge the gap between the Jewish community and the black community and understanding a long rich history of the the black community fighting for on behalf of with the Jewish Committee and community and vice versa This isn't a new concept for us to be working closely and back in World War. Two was seven sixty first tank battalion. Bed Liberated gun skirt skin and God almost four hundred medals for their heroics their efforts and it was Jewish members who stood side by side with the black community during the civil rights push and some actually ended up giving up their lives in that fight for Justice and equality fast forward to two thousand and nineteen. This was announced in June But we were talking to each other about it for a few months leading up to that. Brenda Lawrence Really did a fantastic job taking a lead initiative. The American Jewish Committee was also influential and helpful with that. 'cause how has it evolved since then? I would say that more and more people have expressed interest in being part of it so it's become a bigger and it's allowed us to build a stronger network and we've seen a divide close But the challenges still exist and we just had a Hanukkah in two thousand nineteen that was marked by violent antisemitic attacks in and around the New York City area and some of the people who were paying attention to it saw that the individuals who are carrying out the attacks weren't neo Nazis. They weren't they weren't white supremacists. They weren't a radical Islamic extremists. And they they weren't Politically motivated it was a different dynamic than what you might have been talking about in June of two thousand nineteen You had some people who are talking about the the black Israel The Hebrew Israelite Movement But then others within that movement rejecting the acts carried out up in Munsey attacking the rabbi's home as well as attacking The the Jewish Kosher Supermarket in New Jersey. So in a way if you ask me how it evolved part of. It's been positive With all of the outreach in all of the new relationships and part of it has been an added challenge added friction as we witnessed what happened in the Hanukkah two thousand nineteen and struggling with figuring out how to as quickly as possible Deal with that next. We asked how the black community can support Jewish concerns and how the Jewish community can more forcefully advocate for African American issues. Here's what Linda Lawrence had to say. Yes the Jewish community has in the past as as you know during the civil rights movement Jewish communities one of our strongest legal and justice advocate on the judicial system but it is lifting the voice of Black America Black Lives Matter Institutional that is. Our biggest challenge institutional racism when it comes to the education when it comes to housing when it comes to the criminal justice lending voice to the black community and pointing out those things that are wrong and the black community. What we can do is make sure that we are calling out the stereotypes against the Jewish community. Then we heard from Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There is really some significant overlap that particularly with the violence and the Anti Semitism and bigotry. That is being hurled at our communities not just with these horrendous murders but with social media attacks and you know protest against our communities and discriminatory actions so we have a lot on our plate. Initially that I think are in my view important for our communities mutually and you know because the Caucasus really in its infancy as we mature and move down the road. Get to know one another issues that you know. We can be across the aisle and across our communities and the caucus focused on trying to prioritize the issues that the individual communities find important and lastly representative Lee Zeldin. Well we always spent a lot of times so far I talking about the way. The Jewish community has been targeted with not just Anti Semitic thoughts but antisemitic actions and violent and some cases of its cost people their lives. So you know the the ways for the the black community to identify what? The top issues are Right now for the Jewish community. We're seeing it. Play out really in the national news and the national debate for the Black Community The there still is racism in our country in many respects and I think that teaching tolerance and and understanding ensuring that policies aren't discriminatory that individuals have the ability to achieve the American dream and shouldn't be held back just because they might be someone of color or they might be practicing a different religion like Judaism. That discrimination racism still exists in our country. We saw it play out not too long ago on. Long Island where I'm from the first. Congressional district of New York is on the east end of Long Island There was a story that was in. Newsday was an investigative report of members of the real estate industry discriminating against people of color who were trying to find housing trying to Purchase a home to achieve the American dream. And unfortunately that's an exception and not the norm. It's rare But the response has been robust with investigations. That have been lost. launched as well as the real estate industry themselves Self policing Each Other To educate but educate each other and to push out of their industry people who are discriminating against Black individuals who are trying to own a home and then she the American dream so I would say as far as identifying some of the biggest needs right now of the black community. I would say that just like it was easy to identify anti-semitism as a top needed needs to get addressed for the Jewish community. I would say. Racism is something that's very prevalent and still needs to be addressed absolutely with regards to the black community next. We asked what issues of mutual concern? The caucus can address. Here's what Brenda Lawrence had to say. I think it's extremely important. That the black and Jewish community allow the history of oppression for either of our people to be forgotten. You know there's some people who like to say the Holocaust didn't happen. There are people who say You know black people so each other to slavery. So what's the big deal? We cannot allow the history that as horrific as it is to be forgotten. And that's something else that I think that we uniquely can do as citizens of this country and as survivor and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Right now we have a really significant challenge around white supremacy and the rise of white supremacists in United States white supremacist increasingly targeted and killed large groups of people in recent years because of their race or religion in the United States in Twenty fifteen we had nine African Americans who were murdered murdered by a gunman whose name I won't mention at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Mother Emmanuel in Charleston South Carolina. Because and this is quoting the murderer. He knew that it would be a place to get a small amount of black people in one area. You had Robert Bowers. Last year yelled antisemitic. Slurs before he opened fire and killed eleven worshippers at the tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and that was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community. American history you've had attacks on mosques where insecurity has had to be increased after fifty one people were massacred to mosques in New Zealand. So we have a very current urgent challenge with bigotry. Anti-semitism white supremacists who are engaging in in deadly violence and so that's at the security and houses of fighting. Anti Semitism and bigotry is Is really the top of our current list of issue the very tragic areas of mutual concern for for both communities and and I would also add Particularly because most of these crimes perpetrated with guns the Jewish community in the African American community have have really come together around making sure that we can close all the loopholes that allow people who shouldn't have a gun under federal law here in the US be able to get them Now that issue is unfortunately not bipartisan. I was just getting ready to say. That's gotta be bipartisan. doesn't mean that That the hawks On Black Jewish relations can't take it on
2020 candidates jockey for position ahead of Nevada caucuses
"To the next caucus state which is Davita Democrat the Democrats caucus there on Saturday. But Nevada's doing something different this time. They are allowing for early voting or early caucusing. And we'll get to that but first let's talk about the lay of the land you've got Bernie Sanders Harry Nationally. He's the front runner but give us a lay the land what. It looks like in Nevada. Yeah I mean look. Here's the deal. Folks deals pretty simple. The polling Nevada historically has not been exactly fantastic for their caucuses. We've had a very limited supply of at the polls that we have had are not necessarily the highest quality. But I think it's fairly safe to say that Bernie. Sanders is a favorite so based upon the Nevada. Polling predictive nece over the past few cycles along with the betting markets. I have these odds for you. So Bernie Sanders has a fourteen twenty chance of winning. That's approximately seventy percent Joe Biden is in second a two and twenty shot. That's approximately ten percent Buddha judge a one point five twenty which of course is about seven point five Cent Club. Shar an style about a one in twenty shot each morning and a one in forty shod each and I should say this that Bernie Sanders. Chance does seem to be getting higher the closer we get to the Caucasus. He's had some favourable. Polls that have come out. But given reeducation of the delegates given the lack of holing given the predictive nece or lack thereof of the polling and pass cycles a fourteen and twenty shot is a seventy percent shot which means essentially. There's a thirty percent chance that Sanders does not win the caucus which means that legitimately what we say. That sanders is a favorite. It's by far from a
Early voting over in Nevada, high Democratic turnout
"Early voting in Nevada is over as NPR's miles parks reports Democrats in the state say they're pleased with the results ahead of Saturday's Caucasus nearly seventy five thousand Democrats caucused early the party says and for the majority of those people it was the first time caucusing early voting sites were set up across the state from Saturday through Tuesday and almost half of the total participation came on the final day the numbers mean Democrats will almost surely pass the turn out from the twenty sixteen primary winner on eighty four thousand people caucused and it will probably approach the record turn out of two thousand eight when almost a hundred twenty thousand people turned out the parties using new technology this year to integrate the early votes in the caucus process they will be tabulated as if the people who caucused early were
Iowa Democratic Party reviewing results from precincts following caucuses
"One of the other top political stories this week was the Iowa caucus debacle which happened on Monday days later at the time of this recording we're still unable to declare a winner we have ninety seven percent of precincts reporting from Monday's caucuses and former mayor people to judge leads Vermont senator Bernie Sanders by three state delegate equivalence out of two thousand and ninety eight county that's a margin of point one four percentage points they're coming in at twenty six point two percent and twenty six point one percent it's just a razor thin margin this comes as the Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Peres asked the Iowa Democratic Party to conduct a re Candace which is not a recount for brother a check of the vote count to ensure that everything was added correctly I as I said it's just a huge mass but we did have a reporter down in Iowa the day that it happened ginger Gibson she's a political reporter for writers she was there on the ground in Iowa Joe Biden camp she tells us how it all played out for her and more on this app failure that really contributed to this whole I would've Bakul many people it's site no way we go past midnight and in two thousand eight what was a competitive race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton it had been decided by nine thirty so what about nine nine thirty when we had no results you started to see the reporters really sort of trying to figure out what was going on why there was a breakdown why we didn't know any three sings at all shortly after that by two o'clock the party started to acknowledge there was a technical problem this point the the fans of the candidates are sort of milling around there at the bar they're getting snacks no one's no one's panics yet are we're telling our editors like I'm sure will still be out of here by midnight and about eleven o'clock it became clear that that was not going to be the case we heard before that the candidates start getting up and giving with their speeches and for someone like Biden who looks like he will finish in fourth place which is a really disappointing finish for the former vice president he was able to get up to give up for the upbeat speech to sound pretty optimistic because we didn't know he had come in fourth place at that time okay the app everybody can agree was a spectacular failure they said it was a coding error results were going in actor Lee as reports were saying but they were only getting partial results out of this what do we know about who developed this app why were the using at this time and just more about why it failed this act had been developed by a company of vendor there were questions of the state party why it hadn't been adequately tested why it wasn't the deaths the still yours of the coding hadn't been located before they sort of said you know it was unacceptable this is a problem but we don't know exactly why this was able to go live on Monday night when it was clearly not working and not going to work but as you said there was a coding error of some sort compounded by the fact that we have to remember that these are sixteen hundred precinct captains who have to enter in all of this information and let me let you in on a little secret these aren't the young and tech savvy right her hauling tearing out so there was a multitude of problems people couldn't log in they couldn't figure out how to get through that what was really at three factor authentication process they couldn't get it to load they could get it to download a lot of problems along with that ultimately culminated in the biggest problem what you said this coding error that just made it not work at all now this is really drawn the whole entire Iowa **** is first in the nation's to vote on who a potential nominee could be as call this whole thing into question people are saying I wish you can go first anymore people are saying we should get rid of the entire Caucasus them because it's just confusing an inaccurate and and I think everybody's kind of agreeing on that front I think that what we're seeing and I talk to democratic strategists today is that Democrats particularly even more than Republicans have been looking for a reason to get rid of the Iowa caucuses day find I. what should not be the best day to go first it's a state that's ninety percent white our and the Democratic Party that's a fifty percent non white it is pretty rolled out here in in in Iowa and they have different priorities here in the state then the rest of the parties show had been an effort within the Democratic Party sort of bounce iOS from this position as the first in the nation and I think that they're saying this is the nail in the coffin this is the thing that's going to just make it so untenable that they can't imagine in four years that they'll be back again to have the first
Iowa Democratic Party reviewing results from 95 precincts following caucuses
"Was the Iowa caucus debacle which happened on Monday days later at the time of this recording we're still unable to declare a winner we have ninety seven percent of precincts reporting from Monday's caucuses and former mayor people to judge leads Vermont senator Bernie Sanders by three state delegate equivalence out of two thousand and ninety eight county that's a margin of point one four percentage points they're coming in at twenty six point two percent and twenty six point one percent it's just a razor thin margin this comes as the Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Peres as the Iowa Democratic Party to conduct a re canvas which is not a recount but rather a check of the vote count to ensure that everything was added correctly I as I said it's just a huge mass but we did have a reporter down in Iowa the day that it happened ginger Gibson she's a political reporter for writers she was there on the ground in Iowa Joe Biden camp she tells us how it all played out for her and more on this app failure that really contributed to this whole I would've Bakul many people it's site no way we go past midnight and in two thousand eight what was a competitive race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton it had been decided by nine thirty so what about nine nine thirty when we had no results he started to see the reporters really started trying to figure out what was going on why there was a breakdown why we didn't know any three sings at all shortly after that by two o'clock the party started to acknowledge there was a technical problem this point that the fans of the candidates are sort of milling around there at the bar they're getting snacks no one's no one's panics yet are we're telling our editors like I'm sure will still be out here by midnight in about eleven o'clock it became clear that that was not going to be the case we heard before that the candidates start getting up and giving that their speeches and for someone like Biden who looks like your finishing fourth place which is a really disappointing finish for the former vice president he was able to get up to give up for the up beats speech to sound pretty optimistic because we didn't know he had come in fourth place at that time okay the app everybody can agree was a spectacular failure they said it was a coding error results were going in accurately as reports were saying but they were only getting partial results out of this what do we know about who develop this app why were the using at this time and just more about why it failed this act had been developed by a company of vendor there were questions of the state party why it hadn't been adequately tested why it wasn't that that's the failures of the coding hadn't been located before they sort of said you know it was unacceptable this is a problem but we don't know exactly why this was able to go live on Monday night when it was clearly not working and not going to work as you said there was a coding error of some sort compounded by the fact that we have to remember that these are sixteen hundred precinct captains you have to enter in all of this information and let me let you in on a little secret these aren't the young and tech savvy right her hauling tearing out so there was a multitude of problems people couldn't log in they couldn't figure out how to get through that what was really at three factor authentication process they couldn't get it to load they couldn't get it to download a lot of problems along with that ultimately culminated in the biggest problem what you said this coding here that just made it not work at all now this is really drawn the whole entire Iowa **** is first in the nation's to vote on who a potential nominee could be as call this whole thing into question people are saying I wish you can go first anymore people are saying we should get rid of the entire Caucasus them because it's just confusing an inaccurate and and I think everybody's kind of agreeing on that front I think that what we're seeing and I talk to democratic strategists today is that Democrats particularly even more than Republicans have been looking for a reason to get rid of the Iowa caucuses day find I. what should not be the best day to go first it's a state that's ninety percent white are in the Democratic Party that's a fifty percent non white it is pretty rolled out here in in in Iowa and they have different priorities here in the state then the rest of the parties show had been an effort within the Democratic Party sort of bounce iOS from this position as the first in the nation and I think that they're saying this is the nail in the coffin this is the thing that's going to just make it so untenable that they can't imagine in four years at that they'll be back again to have the first contest last question ginger I know we didn't get results last night and Joe Biden was one of the first people to give his speech that he went right after any club which are which is also kind of another thing Joe Biden started speaking then Elizabeth Warren started speaking and she didn't get any coverage because everybody was carrying his speech it was kind of a mess all
"caucasus" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"During black history month but first we continue our analysis of the disaster known as the Iowa Caucasus you know until the most this is Tom parade as the chair of the DNC problems with the reporting process in last night's caucuses means there are no official results from Iowa to report nothing you've seen some dumpster fires in your lifetime does this rank this is pretty high we're talking about a lot of embarrassing things that happened last night we have this morning so far is chaos I mean it is K. are giving each man trial is unfolding right around the same time the caucuses the debates when you're going to do Democrats and our senators can walk into the we can walk and chew gum at the DNC we must as Democrats walk into dominance exactly what we're doing the energy is off have you actually ever seen a Democrat walk and chew gum at the same time the charts will have a record turnout in Iowa everywhere in the failing at literally one job that they have which is count the votes well this is a disaster this is an unmitigated disaster of a disaster the Biden campaign ripping the Iowa Democratic Party this is the death now if it's not the death knell somebody should get fired so we got in Tom present here and beat him up a little bit because it was amateur it was a little league operation tonight it's staggeringly embarrassing and really unacceptable for the Democratic Party as you can get over acts and the morning tonight in about six minutes I can't give you the election results so you your response that we can walk and chew gum as I said walking and chewing gum sure you they know how to walk and chew gum maybe there's been less time walking and chewing gum and more time developing the app this wouldn't happen now we're talking about Democrats someone talk about Democrats can the race card be far behind maybe I'll be the only person to say this today they the Iowa caucuses essentially the perfect example of systemic racism ninety one percent of the voters in Iowa are white the reason why you see a drop in turn out I'm just speculating here it could be perhaps that white children are not in the cages so when you're talking about the tangible pain the black and brown people are feeling they feel a sense of urgency because their kids are being put in cages right and so if you have a ninety one percent white electorate that sense of urgency may not be reflected in the turnout numbers I'm not saying that's the reason for this it could be a factor so the results of the Iowa caucus has to do with racism maybe I'll be the only person to say this today yeah they the Iowa caucuses are essentially the perfect example of systemic racism system okay the Iowa caucuses is a perfect example of systemic racism the same Iowa caucuses that gave the victory to Barack Obama in two thousand eight I'm just asking maybe I'll be the only person to say this today yeah they the Iowa caucuses essentially the perfect example of systemic racism ninety one percent of the voters in Iowa are white the reason why you see a drop in turn out I'm just speculating here it could be perhaps that white children are not in the cages so when you're talking about the tangible pain the black and brown people are feeling they feel a sense of urgency because their kids are being put in cages black and brown kids are being put in cages okay right and so if you have a ninety one percent white electorate that sense of urgency may not be reflected in the turnout numbers I'm not saying that's the reason for this it could be a factor so the Republican winner of the twenty sixteen Iowa caucuses with Ted Cruz Hispanic the two thousand eight Democrat winner of the Iowa caucuses they have just been described as systemic racism was Bravo bomber black that also turns out that the enthusiasm that if I was going to be there there it least in some precincts MSNBC Hoss Katy tur one last thought guys in terms of turnout in twenty sixteen they had around seven hundred.
App Used to Tabulate Votes Is Said to Have Been Inadequately Tested
"One of the other top political stories this week was the Iowa caucus debacle which happened on Monday days later at the time of this recording we're still unable to declare a winner we have ninety seven percent of precincts reporting from Monday's caucuses and former mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont senator Bernie Sanders by three state delegate equivalence out of two thousand and ninety eight county that's a margin of point one four percentage points they're coming in at twenty six point two percent and twenty six point one percent it's just a razor thin margin this comes as the Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Peres as the Iowa Democratic Party to conduct a re canvas which is not a recount for brother a check of the vote count to ensure that everything was added correctly as I said it's just a huge mass but we did have a reporter down in Iowa the day that it happened ginger Gibson she's a political reporter for writers she was there on the ground in Iowa Joe Biden camp she tells us how it all played out for her and more on this app failure that really contributed to this whole I would've Bakul many people it's site no way we go past midnight and in two thousand eight what was a competitive race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton it had been decided by nine thirty so what about nine nine thirty when we had no results he started to see the reporters really sort of trying to figure out what was going on about why there was a breakdown why we didn't know any three things at all I'm a shortly after that by two o'clock the party started to acknowledge there was a technical problem this point the the fans of the candidates are sort of milling around there at the bar they're getting snacks no one's no one's panics yet are we're telling our editors like I'm sure will still be out of here by midnight in about eleven o'clock it became clear that that was not going to be the case we heard before that the candidates start getting up and giving their speeches and for someone like biting your looks like your finishing fourth place which is a really disappointing finish for the former vice president he was able to get up to give up for the up beats speech you sound pretty optimistic because we didn't know he had come in fourth place at that time okay the app everybody can agree was a spectacular failure they said it was a coding error results were going in actor Lee as reports were saying but they were only getting partial results out of this what do we know about who develop this app why were the using at this time and just more about why it failed this act had been developed by a company of vendor there were questions of the state party why it hadn't been adequately tested why it wasn't that the for the failures of the coding hadn't been located before the sort of said you know it was unacceptable this is a problem but we don't know exactly why this was able to go live on Monday night when it was clearly not working and not going to work as you said there was a coding error of some sort compounded by the fact that we have to remember that these are sixteen hundred precinct captains who have to enter in all of this information and let me let you in on a little secret these aren't the young and tech savvy Alan Turing so there was a multitude of problems people couldn't log in they couldn't figure out how to get through that what was really at three factor authentication process they couldn't get it to load they couldn't get it to download a lot of problems along the way that ultimately culminated in the biggest problem what you said this coding error that just made it not work at all now this is really drawn the whole entire Iowa caucus first then the nations to vote on who a potential nominee could be as call this whole thing into question people are saying I wish you can go first anymore people are saying we should get rid of the entire Caucasus them because it's just confusing an inaccurate and and I think everybody's kind of agreeing on that front I think that what we're seeing and I talk to democratic strategists today is that Democrats particularly even more than Republicans have been looking for a reason to get rid of the Iowa caucuses day find I. what should not be the best day to go first it's a state that's ninety percent white are in the Democratic Party that's a fifty percent non white it is pretty rolled out here in in in Iowa and they have different priorities here in the state then the rest of the party zero had been an effort within the Democratic Party sort of bounce eyelash from this position as the first in the nation and I think that they're saying this is the nail in the coffin this is the thing that's going to just make it so untenable that they can't imagine in four years at that they'll be back again to have the first contest last question ginger I know we didn't get results last night and Joe Biden was one of the first people to give his speech that he went right after any club which are which is also kind of another thing Joe Biden started speaking then Elizabeth Warren started speaking and she didn't get any coverage because everybody is carrying his speech it was kind of a mess all
Trump calls Iowa 'embarrassing' for Democrats
"The Democrats don't know what the hell they're doing at an official event in Charlotte the president said they're botching of the Caucasus counties embarrassing leaving the candidates to fight over who won Alex turned out to be people that you ever held out as before leaving the White House the president also hammered congressional Democrats when asked if he could work with them after the impeachment push there's a lot of people on that side they've gone crazy and said they can put a failed impeachment hoax on their resumes saga roommate Connie Washington
Buttigieg maintains slight lead over Sanders as Iowa caucus results trickle in
"News. The Iowa Democratic Party releasing some more results from the Caucasus. Pete Buddha judge maintaining his lead over Bernie Sanders. So now we're up to eighty six percent of precincts reporting reporting but a judge remains in first place on state delegates and then you've got Sanders Warren and then by but as the party struggles to explain this to day delay. They're admitting what they call like quote minor error which at one point mistakenly put Buddha judge ahead of Sanders in the popular vote. But then that wasn't true. Jeff Zeleny is out from from Gamaa. Okay Jeff it's unbelievable. This is unbelievable and it is causing a lot of tension now within the Democratic Party Aaron. There's no question now. There's some finger pointing going on on both sides between the Democratic National Committee and the Iowa Democratic Party in the words of one person here the DNC is running the show so they've sent advisers here and also working back in Washington to You know essentially try and get one hundred percent of the precincts reporting here but a lot of this will be discussed in weeks to come the autopsy of all what happened here. Who decided to use that APP? That was such a disaster on caucus night the DNC. She is distancing itself from that. But some people here in Iowa say no. They were recommended that so we'll have to get to the bottom of that in the days to come but the reality here is this. If Pete Buddha judge who still now leading the way if this would have been a result in real time on election night what a story that would have been you know toppling Bernie Sanders enters. People thought people to judge was sort of leveling out in the days before the Iowa Caucus Bernie Sanders was talking about this huge surge of supporters coming. That didn't happen so I I think one of the biggest takeaways here from the Iowa caucuses. The reality is democratic. Voters weren't that excited. It was the level of participation closer to twenty sixteen eighteen with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders not a lot of new caucus-goers coming in not a lot of new people coming in to essentially find someone to vote against the the president. So that is one of the questions but as this still get sorts out. Here there's no question that Pete. Buddha judge still is leading the way unknown if we'll find the actual full results results tonight or tomorrow but I'm told it will be in the coming
Iowa's reporting chaos helped two candidates — and it hurt two others
"Heard who won the Iowa Democratic caucuses yesterday neither have we neither. Has Anyone our hardworking. Editorial to`real staff has been on watch and they're not seeing anything yet either. Yeah sure. President Trump won the republican contest and a walkover but incumbents tend do that the story for the Democrats is more complicated but not in a good way chaos and debacle are the words. The San Diego Union Tribune The Wall Street Journal and others use to describe the problems counting the party faithfuls expression of preference. For a presidential candidate those preferences remain unknown known as the results are still being counted and checked delayed by problems with an APP deployed in the Caucasus. For the first time former Clinton campaign manager robby. Robby Mook was widely blamed for the problems but this seems entirely unfair as he had nothing to do with the APP it was rather built by shadow. which is affiliated aided with acronym a democratic not for profit founded to educate inspire register and mobilize voters shadows APP was intended to facilitate quicker more accurate and more transparent counting and reporting from the precincts? The Iowa caucuses in two thousand sixteen. Were very close with ultimate nominee. Hillary Clinton enjoying only a slim victory over Senator Bernie Sanders many sanders. Supporters felt the results had been influenced by the Party so the party was determined into avoid a repetition of such controversy. This time around. Thus today's difficulties are Greek in the classical sense. Not The fraternity row cents as the candidates all claim various levels of unsubstantiated victory or darkly hint of chicanery very steps. The Democratic Party took to clear up the intraparty Freddie suspicion that the game was rigged that somebody's thumb was on the scale have been back to bring about the very result. They were taken to avoid the lessons to be learned earned for election. Security in general may be limited. The Iowa caucuses don't resemble regular voting using machines marked ballots but instead represent a precinct distinct by precincts set of nearly seventeen hundred meetings. Each of whose result had long been reported by precinct chairs over the phone while there were earlier concerns earns express that the APP might be vulnerable to cyber attack. NPR for example reported on such concerns back on January fourteenth the prospect the APP itself just might not work well enough was touched on more lightly. There are no reports we stress of any form of cyber attack. That's what the chair of the Iowa. Democratic Party said this morning according according to Iowa's WHO TV and most observers seem to agree state party chair troy price said quote. We have every indication that our systems were secure and there was not a cybersecurity. Intrusion in preparation for the caucuses our systems were tested by independent cybersecurity consultants and quote as we mentioned the distinctive way. The caucuses are conducted suggest. Only limited lessons for election security principle among those would be. Don't deploy technology in voting waiting until it's thoroughly tested under realistic conditions. NBC News reports that a significant number of precinct captains caucus organizers had decided as early early as yesterday morning that shadows APP was bad news not working out as hoped. It appears says State Party chair price that the collection went fine. The party officials have been able to check it against such backups. As paper records it was the reporting that collapsed party officials noted unspecified inconsistencies distances and the data being reported which is what led them to slow down and check the information and he's confident that they'll be able to get an honest accurate count but it will take some time reports from the precincts are still coming in
Iowa Farmer Says He's Disenchanted With President Trump
"We've been talking about how exceptional these caucuses are happening tonight for starters. They've never been so many candidates to choose from at least on the democratic side and there have never there has never been an incumbent quite quite as divisive as President Donald. That seems to be making things even more unpredictable here than usual. It's rain and the illustrate that I want to introduce you to rob Ewald. I met him on driving around the eastern part of the state with editor. Dalia todd producer. Taylor Haney you won't is Republican. Who says he is so disappointed in trump he might caucus tonight for a Democrat and understand why RAV has been so disenchanted with the president? It is helpful to understand where he comes from my parents they They bought this in nineteen seventy. It was just bear grass and their pasture. And I gotTa go to Rob's farm just outside Davenport it was just gorgeous ten acres pastures rolling hills all of it covered with snow. It's where they keep some horses and some cows a couple of styles of corn before they ship it to their buyers. He runs a bigger thousand Acre farm. Not far away from where he grows corn and soybeans his crops. The have been strong in recent years but prices are not right now beans or break even at best to raise. We're not buying any new equipment. Were in survival mode. Why is it going to this point? They don't have enough places to sell their beans. I mean some of that has to do with the trade war with China. China's the biggest importer of American soybeans ends and those sales dropped dramatically. Seventy five percents. That drop was in two thousand eighteen and rob thought it was going to be temporary. Me Personally I I was looking at this. This is a short term deal and I'M NOT GONNA pick China over the US. So I'm like yeah. Let's even the stuff out. He's willing to take the hit here right but he's not not just taking the hit on soybeans even more it's rob's corn production that suffering. He is a Republican and he generally votes that way voted for Donald Trump in two thousand sixteen but last fall the president did something that rob cannot get over. I was mad and are still pretty upset about. He's talking about a move. By the trump administration. Last Fall Fall the EPA the Environmental Protection Agency granted these exemptions to dozens of oil producers. So they don't have to make ethanol into gasoline. Ethanol is a biofuel Tomato Corn Oh and by mixing it in. It's supposed to make gas more environment environmentally friendly right but because of those waivers oil refineries stopped buying ethanol or meant that they no longer needed to buy corn from Ron Right. Exactly we're not asking for a whole lot. When we were already getting knocked down from trade the lease the administration she could have done was prop up there and give us something? That's going to go year after year. You know all this stuff is working against him right. It's unpredictable. Well weather patterns which are even more unpredictable now because of climate change there's also trade policy politics plays into all of it and honestly rob is worried that things will get so hard. His his boys won't be able to take over the family farm and make a living. And here's a bit where I get to play cute tape of his eleven year old Isaac taking care of his sources. Can you take the rap down and put it in the barn please it out on my neck. They're just doing tours around the farm and clearly rob so in his element. He's on his farm working with the sun but because things have been so tough financially. He can't be here all the time anymore. He's had to take a part time job driving semi trucks. You know what I don't mind doing it. It's something that the boys what's that you mind it. It does cut into a little bit on family family time and stuff. I have some different hours but you understand why we have to do it right. So that's that's the big thing that they understand and I'm not You know I'm pretty proud. I don't WanNa have to ask for anything. So we make sacrifices. So it's really heartbreaking to hear right it is and it's shaping his political choices here's what he thinks about the Democratic contenders. Some of these just are too extreme for me. There's I just I don't know where were money comes from for some of the projects. It just blows my mind. Do Biden not modern Anna. friel Joe Biden. I don't trust him. You know with what's going on right now with the impeachment. I think trump got caught and maybe biden. That's just the way I look at it and you trust you trust Donald. I didn't say that either. I didn't say that it is and I did. Vote for him right now. Maybe I leave the top box empty to be honest with you because my family and I are in a worse position now than we were four years ago. So it's very difficult to say. I got my vote. Oh so he says he's probably not gonNa vote for the President of music. Is there any other candidate out there. Who would go for you know? He likes Amy Klobuchar. He says she understands agriculture culture and has a good mid Western values. And yes. He says he might show up at the caucus tonight but mainly to watch the spectacle but this is the kind of disaffected Republican and that the Democratic Party Democratic candidates are trying to do one thing. I've learned here in Iowa that when people go in tonight I mean. The results can be really unpredictable. Taboo pray talk things out and and who knows right and it's been we've heard stories about how many people have not yet made up their minds and so things could change once people get in the room tonight at the Caucasus.
Sanders leads with Warren close behind in new Iowa poll
"New gold standard heard I awoke poll is just out tonight and it shows a tight race ahead of the Iowa. Democratic caucuses sort of a tight cluster top four candidates Bernie Sanders Anders Elizabeth. Warren people to Judge Joe Biden Bernie Sanders is at the top of that poll for the first time. A twenty percent of the polling. But I want you to look at one another thing that you should know about this same poll which is quite unique. I O voters are asked in this poll whether they have made up their minds ahead of the Caucasus or whether third they have an open mind whether they could still be persuaded to support another candidate who right now isn't their first choice. And the number of likely Iowa caucus goers who say they have made up their minds. They know for sure her there rooting for is only forty percent. The number of them who say they could still be persuaded is another forty five percent and that's interesting in its own terms but compare that to four years ago when nearly sixty percent of caucus goers knew who they were supporting. It has flipped this this year. The same proportion who knew they were supporting then is saying the opposite now and so this is incredibly fluid and the Iowa caucuses are three weeks from
Russia's undaunted voice of dissent
"The Russian activists Alexei Navalny has been a thorn in the side of President Vladimir Putin for a decade now. He's brave persecution. He's been imprisoned and yet he seems don't Klis correspondent Max. Seddon met him for lunch in a food court in Moscow recently league. Max is on the line now with me to discuss his impressions but first I'd like to open with a clip from the meeting. which gives a flavour of the character of the man? Another big Mac this my Russians rather rudimentary. What what he's saying here so we were wandering around the food court where he took me for lunch which is just across the street from his office in slightly out out of the way but rapidly gentrifying art a southeastern Moscow and this is the sort of place that even if it didn't exist in Russia they've had food around the world from your burgers ears Pasta Sushi to dahgestani dumplings and who's back Pilaf and other things and saying is a place like this that shows you in his mind that Russia As a whole could the really made it economically if it weren't for Putin and he described nisus glass ceiling that's more like a hideous moldy Soviet ceiling the Stop Russia from economically developing. Stick Landy Patillo. Then is a mere ski navy of the numbers suggest that he thinks that despite the huge spike in wealth in the first two years of Putin's rule which was mostly due to rising oil prices. He views the last two decades lost decades because he Says that so much has been stolen. That could have gone towards economic development and there are so many repressive rules and regulations that are holding it back. You've covered Russia for quite a while. Now these are quite strong and outspoken. Remarks how rat is it for a Russian activist to speak out like this. How brave is it to speak out like this I? I interviewed Navan nebout seven years ago in the thing. That is really remarkable about him when you speak to him as I've done many times sense. Sense is just how much breath of fresh air he is. Compared to your official Russian politicians who come from the Soviet bureaucratic addict tradition. They are very bad at talking to normal people in on manage settings you almost never see them give interviews to the independent media where they might says difficult questions. The volney grew up completely outside the system. He someone who was formed by the Internet and by the street and even compared to other people in the opposition and he's a very charismatic person. And this is what is really set them apart even amongst all the pressure that he faces to become the undisputed most popular challenger the Putin in the last few years ears. You say you've known him for a while you've covered rushing for awhile. Tell us how he entered politics. I mean what made him take on this role not only art Ukrainian on his father's side and he has relatives who live near Chernobyl outside Kiev in Ukraine for the first ten years his life up until the blast itself itself in Nineteen eighty-six. He will go and stay with his grandmother. Who lived in this village right near the nuclear power station and the aftermath of fat that we know so well the incompetent Soviet attempts to cover that were very big part of what shaped him because he doesn't have any of this nostalgia for the Soviet Union that Putin has been very big on a lot of people older than the volume has just forty three share? He was very much convinced by this early childhood experience that the system was wrong in the future. Russia's move away from it as far as possible more towards a European liberal democracy as he sees it the other thing. He told me that really shaped him was when he was already in his late twenties he he was working pro. Bono was a lawyer for an opposition party but it was official opposition party in Russia. There are the official parties. who were there to create a semblance of a real political system? They're really they facto controlled by the Kremlin the end. The parties themselves are run like Chiefdoms. Just like Putin's own party and the leaders are these many Putin's and he was working on Moscow City Council elections thousand five and ran against Russia's incredibly corrupt court system. Any said gradually just made him so furious that he became even activist. It's quite a story. I mean you say. He's not nostalgic for the Soviet Union. Interestingly he is though it seems something of a Russian nationalist. Can you talk us through who they send what influence it has on him. And how nationalist is he. Welna volley was actually kicked out of the Liberal Party that he was a member of in two thousand seven for his nationalist nationalist views. Of the sort that you would never hear discussed in polite company among liberals in Moscow and the US the express were very different from from the nationalism that you might think of associated with Putin which is more of the Soviet imperial stout in the Valdez was much more. Russian ethnic Chauvinism Virjee into race says. I'm against people. From the periphery of the Soviet Empire. So the caucasus-chechen Augustan and places in Central Asia Pakistan Cure Augustan Tajikistan stamp who provide millions of laborers who come and do construction jobs. And other things like that in Moscow the center of the Empire and he filmed in some pretty startling videos including one which showed him comparing people from the Caucasus. The cockroaches and mocking shooting them with a gun. He spent several years organizing organizing this annual nationals rally which was attended by all sorts of Neo Nazis and skinheads as well as other people at one of these rallies he used an anti Semitic blood libel trope to talk about Jewish guards. Did you talk about this of your lunch. Does he apologize for any of this. We did. This is something that the money is criticized for quite a lot even though no it's not really very big part of this program anymore. E only really says he wants if these regime for guests laborers from Central Asia but he has no regrets his explanation was that in two two thousand seven. There was this enormous gap between living standards in Russia's back Stan and millions of people were coming from Central Asia to work in Russia and it was a big political issue so the message disorder by rhetoric was a way of trying to get people interested. Max The interview you did with Nevada was for a weekly lunch with the F. T. Slot which normally unfolds in fanny a predictable lines could a swanky restaurant. Just two people the F. T. journalists and the interviewee this was rather different. You joined by someone feel interview view. Can you tell us about this weirdly enough. This is my third lunch with the F. T. that I've done in every single time I've been joined by someone who I don't expect to be there. And this time we were followed by the troll who apparently works for one of the fake news farms run by a Guinea per goes in the Kremlin caterer who runs the infamous Saint Petersburg troll factory. So you walked out of the office building. This guy yelled Alexei. Can you tell us where do you buy your okay involved. He told him to get lost. And the guy follow this rounds we wandered around the food court court and then when we bought our food then sat at the table across from us and watched us through the entirety. The two hour interview and you know all the said for the last six nine months or so ever since his foundation started investigating promotions catering contracts needs people who've been following him and his family around everywhere they go was he listening to you or oh just sitting there to be kind of threatening ish. It was more intimidation. I mean this was someone who was twenty five at most maybe younger and it's not being paid a lot of money to do this but the point is clearly just to harass him the entire time. He is trying to laugh about it he said. It's a good way the practice Zen but he came pretty close snapping a few times and it was obviously of your family's being harassed like that. He's accused promotion of being behind a physical assault assault with arm bar on husband one of his top aides. I mean the impression you get from this story and from other accounts in the valleys life is is that the pressure he faces is utterly relentless and he's been facing this for a long time how does he keep going one of the questions. I've asked many many times over the years. He always finds himself. Trying to explain is your. Why aren't you in jail? Why aren't you dead? And the answer is best as anyone until seem speed. The he's almost almost become too big to jail because when they tried to do it in twenty thirteen he was sentenced to
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"Welcome back to Costa, co-ceo Muros, TIMMY church. I guess Bruce Fenton, and Bruce we were just discussing these human origins, and we're going to push it back to eight hundred thousand years and talk about hybrid humans. That's one thing, but to pull it away from Africa and over to Australia is a whole nother conversation. What evidence is there that are human origins came out of Australia eight hundred thousand years ago? Thank you. Yeah. That's a good one very controversial one as well. I found that. Yeah. Then the mainstream media and scientists didn't like that I'm arguing that most of that Mosley wrong. You know that I'm not even putting someone in Africa. Let alone any outside involvement. Really, what comes a few things that comes down to being a lack of recognition to the fact that one of the early hominid on home, and ends means basically the human family, including homo erectus that one of these homo wreck just kind of ancestors who they post some of the genes to us. Right. They say that they've come out. They know that they came out of that region possibly Africa possibly the Mediterranean region. There's a bit of clarity on that. But around about two years ago, these guys they spread down through the Caucasus as evidence of them there at one point eight million years, they spread out all the way down into south East Asia. I think the oldest pulsating easier around about one point six point seven million years old long before homo sapiens. And so these guys have sailed out to the islands in Indonesia. Yeah. But the problem is the the mainstream tell us that. Yes. We've probably come from these like come from the homo erectus. Right. But in Africa, and I've seen what high on the minute you go home to sue come all the way down to southeast Asia that really widespread. So what is the argument than that? These are the that we've come from these African right? Just not from the others. And in fact, there doesn't really stocked up the reason for that. We now find that what's transitional fossils where we see the, you know, the features of early homo Southie ends like skulls. Audie pops those are seen in fossils down in East Asia and China between about eight hundred thousand to two hundred thousand you know, you've got a fairly good record of them. They're right in Africa. You've got a gap. Yeah. Quite a big gap. You still see them there around about five hundred thousand years ago, you these transitional fossils, so where where they full that you know, and down East Asia, you don't have that gap. So I'm saying, we'll look the fossil evidence is not strong it out in eastern south East Asia. Australia. There's a problem with fossils, and the reason for that is because the coastlines of being flooded by rising and falling ozanich avenge right over the last few hundred thousand but at times, the Australian landmass as being much bigger. This combs with missing Donnie, south East, Asia, and Australia. New GUINEA was pot all the Australian landmasses people idea how much land lost. So these coastal sites that have been flooded. What we do know today is that home ends they way throughout the islands of Indonesia all the way across to items very to straight up to about a million years ago. And so that made it inevitable that they would across Australia. So food logical deduction inside they know the once you get that far east. You've crossed what's called the Wallace line, which is the geological boundary between Asia and Australia. Once you cross out. He's considered inevitable that. You reach Australia. So we should have had homo erectus on other home ends entering that area about nine hundred thousand years ago. Okay. So that puts us down that. And so the funny thing is that we also now have genetic evidence that shows the people of Guinea Nova AustralAsia, they have an overloaded Denisova DNA, not just one, but from at least two stink hope Asians, plus DNA, plus signs of a ghost population of homo sapiens. Toby Moulton games and the line that leads to the rest of your Asians. Right. That's a lot for that. If you think they conventional walls that they reached that late. You know, they just broke away from group of Asians after the Africa, then and ended up being Australia. What are they doing with all these genetic lineages, right? Jimmy, they've come from all these other human groups, many of which are not even in people in Asia. So it doesn't stack up the only place can all be happening. Eight Australia itself, different human groups that then mixing down that and later on their events where people come out of straight move through Asia end to Africa. And there's a lot of evidence stacking up that shows that some of it in my book, some of it's happened that continuing to happen Zachariah situation, as as we all know wrote about the Nakae and the Samaritan tablet. And the trans the translating of those text which state that the Anna Nakae created humans for a slave race at around four hundred thousand years ago. And that's where we came from is this this same story as Zachariah as in that aliens intervene, you know, something off planet, intervene and created us. But the time wasn't four hundred thousand years ago, according to Samaritan tax, but it was in Messa, but in Australia at eight hundred thousand years ago, is it the same story, or is it a different story. Now, I think that what we see as echoes the true story echoes of creation narrative, right which have made their way. To team. Yeah. But to other places, you know, that we, you know, similar stories in the mythology of other Asian people as well. You know, even the ancient Egyptians have stories to do with the the media's these manifest, and and have a role in creating humans, you know, any other tribal cultures. They have these creches stories involving these beings. So I think that yeah. There's that crustaceans that material you know, and that within the Mets pertaining reckless. They're definitely that creation story that God's you know, that creates us as a kind of were 'cause full them, you know, that does connect-. Yeah. It does connect back to this suspect that what we have a mess. Petya is a two streams of information firstly when you say what I what I'm saying about everyone coming out of strata. So that story is being taken by the aboriginal ancestors of all modern humans right out of strata with them into the Middle East and into these areas this story that they've held on. Onto you know, again, how so long I think that is being interaction with the beings scenes those early times, there's also being what do you call like Schimanek events where people travel into that the world, and they seem to come back with this story to come back with information. So I don't think necessarily that. You know, the story has been passed on directly under years. That's a long time right to hold onto story stretch. What we have is later interaction with some of these beings. We're saying, hey, look, this is what we did. This creation story that we need to share with you every now, and again that kind of refreshing the narrative that is being, you know, further contact that's why we have a similar story and medspa tame. Yeah. As to other places, the debris that we were talking about at the beginning of our conversation tonight ties into everything that we're talking about right now where the debris. Come from. How did it get here? And where did that particular piece that I have where did that come from? Yeah. The debris field is quite big. Actually. I mean, they tell you in the creation story this story with there was at Croft that arrived here, very large Kroft information that, you know, I'm working from claim that there is fifty thousand being sorted different kinds of beings. Not just one law, and he's on the typical ones that people hear about the the grays, you know, or the Killian that met, you know, probably the ones that most people here, but there's a mixture of different being described this come from. Beta lumped, come from a trends, I say that to be a transmission from the extraterrestrials an object fact that they left on this planet, right, which is being uncovered by the aboriginal people. So again takes us back to strata. They check has the ability to use the kind of voice to SCO technology. So come across as being telepathy the object can communicate right? And it's given all of this information, and what I've done is being validates eight didn't go into my head clarify that he's someone else that happened to I have investigated what it told them. Now in that explains. These cross derives that there is made mostly silica. It's you know, the other components based largely on the reason for that is it's a living a ship with a self away heart AI throughout the hull of the ship. So the whole thing is a computer which makes a lot of sense and start thinking about. That you hang on. Next next next next generation right technologies. But you don't just have a little, you know, you haven't PC onboard tapping away on the hold on ship is normal silica network. Right makes sense leading edge. Scientists telling us that's the direction things are going to go to this. You know, hawed living in Vass silicon networks. Yeah. So isn't fantasy stuff and these blown up there's an ambush by second group who already on earth, and that that whole style. There's an ambush ship is blown up melted in space. The silica basically is kind of crystal describes being from quartz crystal melted. Caught eighty superheated comes a pop into liquid. I mean space they quiz forms to use these withdrawal. Let's. Needs so cold things instantly freeze, and it's not time to crystallize again sitcom.
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"You know, it's it's a way to keep the Bill moving and. Are you asking me whether the Senate Bill twelve could have passed, and you know, it was going to be close. But I think it had a chance of passing. And so I can answer that until we get to the third ring. And we know whether it passes are not capacity now. Yes. Clarify. I'm still not understanding the thirty minute break was their question about a call. Or did you cooler heads cooler heads? There was no question about a real call. Senator Landon had called for roll-call. We knew there was going to be one. There was no debate. There. Let you talk to you governor Holcomb today at all about this amendment his staff, I have not spoken to governor Holcomb or his staff today. I think they're aware of this amendment. But I haven't spoken to him was he aware. The amendment going into this Wendy, do you have any idea when the governor was informed of the amendment just before we started session was that intentional or no. As a result of the three three and a half hour caucus. That's what that's what it came down to. We didn't have the answer until the Caucasus to what was what was going to be. We're gonna go don't hoosiers didn't know don't deserve to see this your caucus debate in public since you guys are clearly deciding what's happening behind closed doors coming to a conclusion on a Bill a Major Bill that the top governor priority, and nobody gets to see what happens just under Freeman up to spec on that just a little bit because we had a long hearing on Monday morning about the Bill with lots of testimony, both pro and con. We had a long conversation and debate here on the floor day about that emits which everybody gets to see it's it's a thoroughly transparent. And then tomorrow excuse me, whenever we have probably Thursday. When this goes two thirds, we'll have another long open debate that that everyone has a chance to watch and follow. And we'll see how how we vote. I mean, that's that's a transparent process. And that's how this place works. Democrats asking questions is under three minutes, a transparent process they have the opportunity to and they have to the opportunity to make their arguments. But don't don't who just to see what Republicans think I mean shouldn't other members of your caucus get up and be discussing where they say, well, you depress opportunity to to ask them, and they have you're going to see you're going to see them vote. So, you know, exactly where they're going to stand. This obviously for some members on the very personal issue, this listener Randolph's testimony. Coral is a day. Of course, you'd think folks, maybe for more homogeneous communities really understand or appreciate what. What this means the folks like him and his constituents. Well, I would agree Senator Randolph spoke very eloquently in very passionately about his feelings here. And and I I understand on some level. I can see the passion in his voice here, the passionate his voice, and I respect him as a member of this of this body who has a lot of a lot of experience here and worked very hard at this job. And it is not a matter of saying that he or anybody else doesn't matter..
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"Is kind of, like it's a secret sea. And stuff but there are giant ports. The importance of the sea is increasing, the Black Sea lies beyond the, Mediterranean joined to it by the Bosphorus but is. At the center of a different world it's thousand kilometers of brackish waters separate or unite the Balkans in the west Russia to the north Turkey to the south and the Caucasus mountains to the east at the intersection of civilizations. That, have helped, make the modern world now old, rivalries particularly between. Russia, and the west dividing the region again I'm setting out to discover in a series. Of? Programs for the BBC World Service why what happens on the Black Sea matters far beyond its shores and why bewitch is the. Many, different peoples who live. Around it Big influence of Jewish of polish counter earth Bulgarian? Turkish this mixed this corner of civilization I could say Beck city Everything. For us it's. Our work it's our mystery that we want to. Resolve it hides all these fantastic stories that we're trying to tell This Is only And send and storms and. The smell the old.
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"John Batchelor this is the John Batchelor show on the. Road in ganja Azerbaijan I am an looking at the lesser Caucasus mountain at mountains as it comes. Morning in central Asia Asia is the second largest. City Nassir by John and, once upon a time this was a major Soviet military base for staging into Afghanistan before that it was a major Soviet military base for defending the Soviet, Union from, the south from Iran from Iraq to the north. Of me is Georgia the South Caucasus to the south of me is wrong to the west of me is Armenia and Turkey. And the Black Sea and then, Bill next to Iran if you looked, out to the. South west is Iraq Afghanistan is on the other side of Iran. Over the Caspian Sea hence the Soviet, staged out of here especially their paratroops joining me, now is, my colleague Thomas Joscelyn senior fellow at the foundation for The defense of, democracies. Long, war journal, and I. Begin with a paradox. Tom files a. Report about a talent an Islamic state raid on an Afghan school. For midwives that just happened in these last days at the same time we have news of talks. Direct talks in Doha which is in the Persian. Gulf be to Endo ha, between the US State Department and representatives of the Taliban Tom I don't expect that we can solve this I I know that you love the detail that, I've in, the Soviet staging for Afghanistan all empires come to. Die in Afghanistan and I'm where the Soviets quit good evening to Utah good evening John how are you I am I am. Pleased to be speaking to you, at such a long distance from such, an unusual place. Tell me about what you can of these reports of the State. Department talks with the Taliban and what, Taliban and what makes sense to you Tom well, you know, it's curious I'm reading always reports Their press and none of them are very few of them anyway are remarking on sort. Of assorted history of these attempted negotiations with the, Taliban in the past you remember, that the Obama administration spent a lot, of effort trying to convince the Taliban to come to the table and then they go she. A peace deal because, the bomb ministration much like the Trump administration today, was sort of desperate to get, out of Afghanistan was just looking for a way out and of course the. Taliban, senses that desperation understands it and it's willing. To, exploit it so it's no real surprise to us they would have an emissary of. Some sort talked to a State Department officials however the point is is that the Taliban has. Shown no, willingness. Really throughout all? This history. To negotiate on what it really wants which what what it really wants wants to resurrect is Islamic. Emerald Afghanistan it's taller -tarian rule throughout the country and impose itself as the authoritarian regime once again and any idea that that is something that, will. Compromise, on or, we'll set. That aside I think Foolhardy there was an article I. Saw by this. Supposed expert on Afghanistan just recently I think it was in the last day in what she was saying a sources claiming the tall Bonn. Would even participate in a democratic process in Afghanistan this is utter rubbish the Taliban has consistently I mean present tire existence rejected democracy on ideological grounds a violation of. Its own Islamic laws and its own beliefs the idea, that they would put that aside. In somehow as a result of these. Talks be willing to participate in some sort of election inside Afghanistan where a. Compromise, on its on, its desire to rule over the entire country I just find completely absurd I knowledge that it is very early, days and we've had these rumors for years at least they confirmed that. There were direct talks I now take us to the other part of the the paradox. Tom which is your report of the Islamic state claiming responsibility for an attack of midwives. The islam- State is quite separate from the Taliban, so, any any progress that exists with the Taliban does not include the correspondent province is, that correct Oh well that's correct but there's, a there's a there's a, foodie here that has to be kept in mind which is that while, he's on estate does fight the Taliban and there are these classes Tina. To a, lot of Islamic state commanders came from the Taliban's ranks and some of them probably are willing. To go back into the fold in fact Taleban has a times advertise. The. Fact that Islam, estate commanders in Afghanistan have rejoined its ranks so. It's sort of infighting amongst Jihadist. Brothers or cousins sometimes very vehemently so and of course he's state. Overall, does reject the Taliban and claims it's basically, a compromise Jihadist, force it's, not something that's gonna maintain Trudeau to sort, of is principles however what we do. See over and over again there are reports for example in addition to. The, infighting between, the two you do see some reports of. Collaboration you see these defections going back and forth the tack on the midwives I of. Course the the first response is this is palling how is it that he Osama? States explains this This aggression. Tom, well, he's Llamas. States portraying this, attack enjoy, all about as an attack on the US aid headquarters what, they described it as this facility may very well receive support, I'm not sure if I, enjoy assistants or otherwise from US aid but that's how they try and, portray this as if it's an attack on a foreign sort of backed. Institution in, Jalalabad not just the need of Afghan sorta facility either way this is the gruesome and heinous. Attack on a civilian institution for women and children it's not something that's. A. Hard target or, a military target by any such imagination is a. Purely civilian target the Taliban which. Is very concerned about its popular appeal and how violence is is. Perceived, quickly denied any role in this and it, took some time, some hours, later he's Lama stay claimed responsibility for it, but you know the bottom line is. To day even though tall bond is willing to distance itself from attacks. Like, this which, are so high profile the Taliban is in. Fact the leading causes civilian casualties in Afghanistan accord Of the UN. Alright quickly Tom we have less than a minute the US, load the six Islamic state operatives plotted against Saudi Arabia Sweden in. US this fact was just revealed this is success over the last, how many months Tom just recent weeks the last couple of months basically the US led coalition in Syria has taken out, a six different Islamic state operatives who are involved in. What they call external operations or terror plotting in different countries around the globe what's. Interesting about this is that there was a fully developed sell to go after Sweden which I don't think had, been fully, appreciated beforehand but they had several operatives who were identified as trying to plot terror inside Sweden itself but also there were individuals involved in plotting the US. In American. Interests and also in Saudi, Arabia which has, been the target is launch day for quite some time Tom Joscelyn of the foundation for the defense of, democracy they he keeps the. Long war journal with his colleagues reporting on the Taliban and Islamic. State Separate actors I'm John Batchelor in ganja Azerbaijan.
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"Like in this film in that one a bunch of couple was a bunch of friends are on a boat off the coast of ously and one member of that party they are masaari goes missing ands she because she stands for this kind of existential spiritual voids in the middle of the movie but what makes eleven sure i think one of the greatest films and all of cinema is that through the form and through the framing and through the way that he stretches time and space he creates this kind of destabilizing dislocating effect where you never really quite no way you are in relations the characters in relation to the the narrative even necessarily what he's saying or what is meant to suggest and zviaguintsev is doing something quite similar here but all of those things that he's trying to and what this kid represents is so specifically quite crudely i think tied to a real specificity over a narrative an theme and even genre as well to the point where you know all of the answers that just quite kind of blatantly in in kind of in front of you is naturally re you spoke about that really will go you should do this for living it terrific must see levin toyota this as you say quite different approach and the there isn't any attempt to stretch time or space it's almost like watching an autopsy of seen this film described as a basically he's taking almost a pathological look at the malays that is laid low the you know the for russian caucasus and to give you one he he is an incredibly skilful direct and so in terms of delight the nuts and bolts of that you know generating tension and and the progression of narrative i mean he tells the story very very skilfully in very clearly and the midsection of the film i think is really impressive if a little oppressive i think it was kind of charges slight there's the messiah for p and oppressiveness that hangs over the whole film but i.
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"Is driven from the opium from the puppies in in in uh in afghanistan they relocated to central asia and caucasus nations for example azerbaijan which is one of the largest top four fettah lucky williams network and what happens is dass whereas being processed and then we do use and i have to say this both nato transportation means such as even the nato planes to move this heroin they're they're ready to could to be consumed heroin into europe and one of the largest hobbs actually two of them as belgium the second one is the netherlands and from there the artery takes oldest heroin cross the that's what you testified two in congress uh is that the type of intercept you're hearing ceos are you saying you have evidence of this from intercepts you listen to and the fbi fbi it was not only me the whole department knowing bit the counterintelligence dealing with central asia caucasus turkey they already knew about you heard of ghulam then oh absolutely c i was the first person coming out publicly naming this guy in two thousand six two thousand seven at that time this profile was not out there bite amina street media scholar every time i brought up you and people will say what does she talking about who is this land guy but that brings me to why i'm in texas look you mentioned christmas is supposed to be politically incorrect because i'm going to be one two i don't travel usually during the smith season i want to spend that time with my family my nine year old daughter i'm in texas because i want to not only challenge dulan's network leeches deepest in two states illinois obama's state and texas the two largest hubs given the united states and there are people there are american us representatives who have been elected by the texans okay place in office to represent.
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"To the individual caucasus so this on cspan media with our guest senator david purdue a georgia republican of that's something i'm not ready to say yet but i do believe that we need to have uh if i could prove m a obviously who voted against the bill but at the end of the day the majority leader is the person who is supposed to tell the party and suppose to bring consensus do you put as much yet senate majority leader mitch mcconnell as you do with the three chairmen who voted against the health bill we need a couple of his you got leadership issue be all saw the membership issue um some people put their self interest in front of the national interest on this healthcare deal frankly name this is this is after a lot of reflection i am i was very disappointed we didn't pass at bill i work very hard behind the scenes on committee the working group i was not a member the working group of the invited anybody to come in many in every one of those meetings i will listen to the discourse and i saw what we were doing in the bill and i got behind it and and it really would have solve several thing sibility affordability uh the ah preexisting conditions and it would have put medicaid on a sustainable path the path moral right now with medicaid is not sustainable so uh i think the way you evaluate leadership uh uh uh and that's all i can say if you if you continue to not get results and you have to evaluate it it's like in the in the real world um in the room were you have something i call the performance in military sports medicine business without being uh sometimes where seniority is is the is the.
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"Country is that that you travel through well i guess starting with extreme hume's trade from the north's others the walls the caucasus mountains that separates the caucasus countries from russia and then below that wall's cox's mountains is georgia which is has a black sea coast and next with azerbaijan has a caspian sea coast and then served south of georgia and azerbaijan is what's left of what used to be a huge country armenia and is now a small republic and then south of armenia is these large sort of heartshaped lump that is iran which has a coast on the caspian and then a coast on the indian ocean and then on the on the left side of iran on the western edge of iran in the hills is the kurdish part of iraq and then talking about this region as people's um you have iran which is neither arab nor turkic that's right now such an important thing it's not you know this term middle eastern which i also don't like but it's not that it's it's persian so that language persian is written which has influenced or it you know influenced or do is is a new round nick language it's written in an arabic script then there's georgian which has written in georgian script in is entirely a language in its own language family card valiant languages then there's armenian which has and all indoeuropean language has its own script um and uh and then there's kurdish which is an iran language and then there's as area which is which is a turkic language but it has lots of persian words in it because the inhabitants of the area were were persians acres of some kind and then they are of the turkish invasions came across as abidjan in scuff changed the language but they're remnants of the earlier languages it's pretty exciting place if you're interested in language at all and in fact you met some assyrians who's still speak erin air and then there's an eco yes i mean he no it's it's an extraordinary thing you know i i thought amtrak was not a language of ill test mantained a language of of the bible and here's amec written and then signs in kurdistan and people using it in nutritious incredible and it never villages so let's talk about the food is sour one of the.
"caucasus" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"With bad guys for fifty years may have to all always difficult to do because they don't live up to what they say they're going to do but they usually if they say or serious if you mean what you say if he would have the ability to bring about what you are proposing they won't deal with you but it takes keisha it takes highcalibre people and it takes a willingness to devote a lot of time to it and we have done none of that with north korea in your opinion can i ask you could we stumble into war no there are fears are overblown ridiculous we are not that stupid we we are not at meter other north koreans i think most with hope he's right donald gregg former us ambassador to north korea on the limits and the possibilities of diplomacy with the north to russian eggs with vladimir putin claims the four thousand russian citizens fighting syria on the side of his islamic state mennea from the russian republic of tajikistan in the north caucasus and it's not just edged johnny men but women and children say who've been going to syria how correspondent steve rosenberg went to the mountains of that sounds fun at why people are leaving and what that means for those left behind in the mountains of dagestan villages seem to grow flight out of the block of the caucasus and in these villages of stole mosque minarets stretched and clouds and touched the heavens people of always fell close to gold here yet some being thrown away from these mountain's by a radical islam and holy war lama zillow rebel till huddle up to throw in his village of kalima us toward mug amid of tells me about his wife marshall she become increasingly devout he says she donned the jab pre ov until one days without telling him she took that two children 10yearold fatty monday mom and threeyearold mice herat and went to syria to join socalled islamic state road at cable to grab more my wife's uncle and brother came round to tell me she'd gone us to assess the luke some pleased but i said this will end in tears ought to resolved to rescue his daughters.
"caucasus" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The rave will not those levels of rainfall we saw with harvey storms moving fast enough but could still produce say anything up to around two hundred fifty millimetres rain in some of these islands as he goes through surf thoroughfare number of small islands in the path wekly go beyond that at the moment it doesn't like he's been struck rights across the northern caribbean hit the likes of puerto rico very close dominican republic haiti bahamas and then cuban is towards the end of the week into the weekend this is where the uncertainty comes at willie trek across cuba only strengthen further and head towards florida the moments floor is the main riskier for mainland usa where we could get a direct take later in the weekend mark taylor full thousand people from russia have gone to syria to fight with the islamic state many of them from the republic of dagestan on the caspian sea our correspondent st rose in because met one man who after his wife traveled to syria followed her to rescue is children in the mountains of dagestan villages seemed to grow bright out at the block of the caucasus and in these villages of stole mosque minarets stretched from clouds and touch the heavens people have always felt close to gold here yet some being thrown away from these mountains by radical islam and the holy war llamas oil rebel huddle up to throw in his village of kumar river off toward magomadov tells me about his wife commercial she has become increasingly devout he says she donned the hijab pre ov until one day through the without telling him she took that to chill darren 10yearold fatima and threeyearold my surat and went to syria to join socalled islamic state your debt problem that it we if my wife's uncle and brother came round to told me she'd gone off to assess the looked some pleased but i said this i will end in tears ought to resolved to rescue his daughters.
"caucasus" Discussed on WTMA
"The generous support of el al airlines the national airlines of israel michael rubin at the american enterprise institute joins because of the fog of diplomacy and the ambition of the car at least since 1919 and for some to be a state a sovereign state michael is post today iai recommend and article a an and analysis saying that the kurds and there's a referendum coming up in iraq raw for the kurds to vote independence there are the kurds syria there are the kurds of turkey and other parts of south caucasus efforts that kurdistan as a state will sail michael good evening to you there are plenty of failed states in the region this particular failed state as the prospects of wealth from its oil and also the yellow lions with the united states in some fashion these many decades how will that lead to failure good evening to you good evening well you know if you listened to the kurdish barrick head they say are the most proamerican and most stable country in the region but when you actually get down and scratched the surface you know they have oil but there are about twenty billion dollars in debt at and none of the top twenty oilproducing and gas producing nations are actually landlocked with like they would be they have this vaunted peshmerga this militia which has been fighting the islamic state but it's not actually professional it's much more of a militia and it's organized around political party whenever you get a situation like that where you're have baths well but you don't have political unity often times that sort of independence without getting that unity in line first can lead to failure they talk about the czech sex avakian splitting into the czech republic and slovakia but i'm much more worried about a situation like uh sudan and south sudan or ethiopia and eritrea malcolm and we're only talking about the kurdish area in iraq uh i think it with your rolling out the concern to lay out could apply p rock but much more broadly the response of turkey iran syria to any initiative so where do you see the referendum and it kunming it will passes i think most people predict what are you pick.
"caucasus" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"The atlantic council about the south caucasus this is a part of the world looked your map between the caspian sea and the black sea but this region is critical to understand a success in eurasia if it is to come because it's crossroads east to west north to south not only for pipelines but also for potential railroads and roadways and yet the south caucasus is is also a place to define the former soviet union the domination of the soviet state in the twentieth century has left several of these smaller countries and in fact independent countries in the region under pressure by the by moscow and by moscow expansionist thinking stephen of very good evening to you thank you for this it wasn't clear to me and till i visited tbilisi and buck clue how close we are to russia and in fact in georgia's case how russia has made it very clear that they are happy to pull apart the integrity of georgia what is the planning in moscow how how does it regard the south caucasus good evening to you moscow regard for the south caucasus those essentially part of russia's sphere of influence if my part of russia it could you have to understand that although formally moscow accept could almost say several creator out of the former soviet union are independent in practice and in fact moscow does not accept either the sovereignty or integrity as inviolable and a result it feels pretty calm interfere in their politics and economics change boundaries undermined the sovereignty and we see this happening particularly were georgia but it's also true and armenia and azerbaijan a georgia's first stop because to believe it's a beautiful place on a beautiful river but i'm aware that russia's very close in fact you write that russia's now prove as moved within meters of the east west of the two police potently highway meaning that georgia has no national security whatever to speak up why is why is russia looking to provoke another conflict what what what does it gained by moving the border i'd like a bully it it's an attempt to show that there's nothing you can do to stop us and that georgia will not be allowed to have an independent state them foreign policy which means for georgia because that's what they want membership in the european union and nato kirk basically russia saying to.
"caucasus" Discussed on WTMA
"In the country so what i saw was a nation that is torn between going ask going west to the europeans the un nato and and staying where it is in the south caucasus it does have the advantage of geography because that is where the pie applies can cross from the caspian sea to the to the black sea and then down to the mediterranean without having to go through the russian federation that's a great advantage so so both of these countries are in a zone that has a lot of geopolitical significance and their border used to be part of the border on russia border on iran and turkey we know where where is this region going i would say now that it's not organized move in one direction what i learned in to police he was the resentment of russia russia torn apart in two thousand eight and they mentioned at all the time when i spoke with the foreign ministry abkhazia a former province of georgia it is now as was described me a russian military camp southossetia which is the tunnel in from sacha is accessed directly into georgia so it's very difficult to defend the country and yet georgia's decided to go the nato fashion because i saw american troops your come along with georgian troops and i think i saw some ukrainian patches but i'm not sure that was fast in downtown tbilisi so if they are choosing their choosing with their feet to march towards nato meaning that though they're not a nato country odd nato's decided to romance than they're going to be nato games there this summer so what about azerbaijan azerbaijan is in another direction entirely as a by john it's a dominant shia country meaning that it has the same population iran has forty miles to the south of buck who is iran it is oil wealthy has been for a hundred two hundred years it has rebuilt itself entirely around the old city the glass towers are going.
"caucasus" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"To say the shopping so good nobody's got time for this i bought a pair of sunglasses rida i arrived at ben gurion on my way to the south caucasus and i came back a few days later and i look up and there's these enormous wall displays you know this gigantic posters of the of a healthy young person and he it's four sunglao last a line of sunglasses and yet the be the big key of the ball it said fun or frolicked summer 2017 berlin that's what it said while stared inc about how think about his highly sheen i've come out as the wrong universe i an alternate universe you jarrett's housing itself at ben gurion did you drop your judges struck oh my gosh remarks my colleague malcolm hoenlein said malcolm look at that because what but look at that so i of course when when i was in jerusalem the next time i went to the shop selling these sunglasses and i bought myself up there was are you going to go to berlin to did you let the other ruling out berlin assess the idea that berlin is successfully marketing selfinduced at is unbelievable everybody shopping happily there's the success of israel there's two successive rebuilt europe though i have my questions about germany these days in any event 72 years later it's not a time machine is the real universe well what a that's an incredible like i opening statement and that just says it all on before i let you go john bachelor i have to ask you about this another moment you and i were talking in my office the other day and i could just see how you're you were beaming and i want you to share with my listening audience about this incredible moment um you go you get an expert you get a historian at the antiquated authority of the israel right emmy a tour of the preservation department for the dead sea scrolls it's unbelievable.
"caucasus" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Weeks away south caucasus and the middle east to discover that the crisis in north asia is worse the provocations by north korea the missile launchers ten this year so far the sixth nuclear test ready to go the inability or unwillingness or coming of prc that's people's republic of china to solve it stooge north korea the north korean threats against the united states against japan launching missiles into the sea of japan provocative remarks meant to encourage people's fears all of that is intact and worse so gordon chang of the daily beast is here with me to talk about the crisis in north asia which is a problem for the trump administration right now it was the obama administration handing off it's worse because of the aggression we welcome bob collins from seoul longtime analyst for the defense department he's in the city that has the solution or does it there's a new president president moon in south korea elected in in the beginning of may and he said several weeks to respond and react to these provocations and also the fact that the us has gathered a sizeable war fleet off of the korean peninsula just in case bob a very good morning to you the new president he was well it's i was told before i left that he had a reputation of dovish nece has that continued in his early weeks in office is he looking develop ps north korea good morning good morning.