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Senator Marsha Blackburn Rebukes General Mark Milley During Senate Hearing
"You have managed to do is to politicize the us military to downgrade our reputation with our allies. Nobody has resigned. Nobody has submitted their resignation. And we've got thousands of people watching this hearing today. That are looking at you. All and saying i can't believe they're sitting there and not answering the questions and are trying to punt a yell back punt the polite word for it. God bless marsha blackburn you while the three people who may have broken the american military that was yesterday during the senate herring with the centcom commander with the secretary of defense and with the most senior military officer in the united states mark milley. Who dodged questions who wouldn't answer the important questions about our surrender in afghanistan and somebody called them out and you know what she has more guts than most of all. The politicians combined on capitol hill was reading. The chiron is that was playing. Is that clip was playing us reading the lowest third of description. And what does it say about marsha blackburn. Yeah that's right perfect eric. It says right there. Marsha blackburn republican tennessee serving in the us senate since oh twenty nine so she's being there for less than two years vats why she has
Why Marsha Blackburn Is a Lone Voice of Clarity and Courage
"Maybe we're going to remember you. Three is the three that broke the military incredible words. Every time i play. I'm just thankful that we have some patriots. A handful left on capitol hill. That is tennessee's marsha blackburn the senator who maybe is one of the most courageous and outspoken. Telling mark. milley the centcom commander in the sector of defense that you the guys probably broke united states on forces and we are honored to have her with us today senator blackburn. Welcome back to america. I i am so happy to join you. Thank you so much for having me. I want to go straight to the meat of the matter. Why is it so few of your colleagues. Just get to the heart of the issue the way you do. I i kind of of inspiration as i was watching you live. I sold the on on the tv footage. And it said marsha blackburn senator since twenty nine nineteen nine. And i thought well maybe that's it because she's still a citizen. She's not a politician. She tells the truth. So do you have any explanation as to why you're such a you know a lone voice of clarity and courage. Oh i tell you i just. This is my calling in life. I got up every day. Work to defend face family freedom and opportunity and i feel like i truly believe heartbreaker always told us that freedoms does not get passed along in the bloodstream. It is up to every single generation to fight for it reserve it and pass it on free to the next generation. So that is my calling and that is what i focused on every day
"centcom" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"As of an Isis offshoot. Centcom Commander General Kenneth McKenzie says 10 people were killed, including Children now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died or associated with Isis Cape or were a direct threat to U. S forces. McKenzie says the vehicle was struck under what he says was the earnest belief it caused an imminent threat for days after the strike, the Pentagon said it had been conducted correctly. In the statement, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin offered his condolences and he wrote, We will endeavor to learn from what he called All this horrible mistake. Us What decision by an FDA advisory panel on Covid booster shots voting in favor of them for people 65 older and for those at high risk for illness or voting against their use for the general population, that bite administration had been planning to roll out the availability of boosters for most people as soon as next week. France is recalling its ambassadors in the U. S and Australia after the deal. The U. S and Australia struck earlier this week, which ended a $40 billion French designed submarine dear French, foreign and defence ministers say quote the American choice to exclude a European ally and partners such as France from a structuring partnership with Australia. At a time when we're facing unprecedented challenges in the Indo Pacific region shows a lack of coherence that France can only note and regret is rich Edson Tropical Storm Odette has formed off the mid Atlantic Coast is moving northeast and is expected to weaken by tomorrow night. Forecasters say it's no threat to land on Wall Street stocks gave up the week's gains. The Dow lost 166 the NASDAQ minus 1 37. Yes and P. All 40 points. America is listening to Fox News. Warner Brothers Pictures presents Cry Macho from legendary director Clint Eastwood comes a story of being lost and found Eastwood returns as Mike Milo. At one time Rodeo, Starwood takes a job from an expose to bring back.
Former Marine Questions Why People Aren't Resigning
"Yeah, I was just curious, not served in the Marine Corps. Um, obviously outside of the base, Camp Lejeune, and during my time I had the privilege to drive generals around, so I kind of got some insider. Fly on the wall type of stories and stuff, and one general, I was able to had the privilege to drive around in Norway was general stirred event. Was a commander of Camp Bastion. I don't know if you remember the attack on Camp Bastion in 2012. I think Prince Harry was stationed there. Alright, Two marines were killed and two marines were killed in that attack. Instantly. Both commanders were relieved of their duty and forced to retire, So I'm just curious with this Kabul airport attack were 13 service members are killed in a humanitarian effort. Why? Who is who's Who's resigning? Why isn't Centcom commander resigning? Why aren't people falling? The only thing I'm seeing from, you know, being at Camp Lejeune or these lower Officers who are posting videos speaking out against the top brass in Washington. They're the ones who are getting relieved of their duties who are speaking out against the atrocity that happened in Kabul, Afghanistan in the airport suicide bombing, So I'm just curious. Why aren't people Resigning top brass in Washington because they're doing what Biden wants them to do. And if the commander in chief doesn't want them out? And if the secretary of defense and the head of the Joint chiefs are really the people who are perpetrating these things Um nobody below them is going to resign. That's the problem we
Kash Patel: Biden Admin Is Hiding the Number of Stranded Americans in Afghanistan
"And I both agree obviously, that the beyond heroic efforts of our military are worth recognition. Everybody on our side gets that we lost 13 Service member. It is not their fault. The commander in chief makes the decision. The military implements it. We got that everybody in the audience gets at and I don't want anyone to mistake. This is criticism of them. But cash. You know the truth matters. We are a constitutional republic. And I believe the Biden administration is not telling the truth about the number of people they stranded. Yes. Stranded left behind in Afghanistan. Your thoughts on that. Dan. Thanks for letting us talk about this. I think you're right, like Look, All we have to do is look at the last two weeks. The State Department. The defense secretary in the White House, said two weeks ago that there were 10 to 15,000 American citizens in Afghanistan That was two weeks ago. Then fast forward to just about 36 hours ago, when you have the commanding general for Centcom Mackenzie, the Taliban, the best friend state on the record to the world. That this airlift that they're touting as a huge success evacuated 6000 American citizens Now I'm not a mathematician, but that's Delta is 4 to 9000 American citizens. How can we take that at? How can we take them at their word now when they're saying there's 200 American citizens on the ground and of course, let me be clear. One is one too many. But who do we believe? And that leads to my next thing which is hostage and we can talk about that. But that Delta in the numbers is so big that it scares me because our government has no idea Where Americans are in country. All they want to do is text them and pray that they come to Kabul. Talking to cash
US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Complete
"Us military though completed its withdrawal from afghanistan ending a twenty year war. major general. Christopher donahue is the last soldier to board the final plane that left kabul yesterday and jeffers joins us now with more morning aiming good morning. Joe yup america's longest war ended yesterday at three twenty nine pm eastern time and unfortunately joe. Us officials acknowledged that there were americans who were not able to get out who were left behind in afghanistan. Anthony blinken secretary of state yesterday said that there were under two hundred americans who still wanted to leave who remain in now the. Us now has suspended. Its diplomatic presence in kabul. It's transferred operations to doha cutter. So for now. The diplomatic operation will be from a distance in terms of dealing with afghanistan. The us is going to work to reopen the kabul airport for civilian traffic as soon as possible and the commitment he said to get. Our afghan allies out has no deadline. So that mission is going to be ongoing. How they're going to get out. Though is the trick blink and explained yesterday what's going to happen next. Here's what he said. We're also working to identify ways to support. Americans legal permanent residents and afghans will work with us in who may choose to depart the overland routes we have no allusion. Any of this will be easy or rapid this will be an entirely different phase from the evacuation. The just concluded now. General kenneth mackenzie. He's the head of centcom said yesterday in a briefing with reporters at the pentagon that there was a logic to why the united states decided to leave even as there are. Some americans still left behind. Here's what he said. There's a lot of heartbreak associated with this departure. We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out. But i think if which stayed another ten days louis. We wouldn't have gotten everybody out that we wanted to get out and they're still would have been people who would have been disappointed with so the calculation was for force protection that is the us soldiers and afghan soldiers who regarding that airport ultimately the risk of taking on more casualties overwhelmed. The potential benefit of getting any more americans out as general. Mackenzie said
Pentagon Announces Last US Troops Have Left Afghanistan
"Says the war in Afghanistan. Is over. Tonight's withdrawal signifies both the end of the military component of the evacuation, but also the end of the nearly 20 year mission that began in Afghanistan shortly after September. 11th 2000 and one general Kenneth McKenzie Jr. The commander of Centcom, made it official Monday afternoon and said Americans can be proud. Since mid August. 79,000 civilians have been evacuated. Including 6000, Americans in all coalition partners and the U. S evacuated 123,000 people, and yet there are still Americans who didn't get out. So the military phase of this operation is ended the diplomatic sequel to that Will now begin, he said. The State Department will now be negotiating hard to get other Afghan partners out. He defended their logistics as the security situation devolved when the Afghan army collapsed long before they were expected to Adding that he thinks the Taliban now has its hands full with Isis K, though he said he suspects the U. S military disrupted some of their abilities with weekend strikes on three Isis K planners. Look, there's a lot of heartbreak associated with his departure. We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out. But I think of which stayed another 10 days. Louis, we wouldn't have gotten everybody out that we wanted to get out and they're still would have been people who would have been disappointed with that. It's a It's a tough situation, saying this does not end the opportunity for Americans and Afghan partners to leave, estimating the number of Americans still there to be in the low hundreds, he said. The State Department will be working on that. Which is where Secretary of State Antony Blinken comes in. He addressed the withdrawal Monday night, We will hold the Taliban to its pledge to let people freely depart Afghanistan. Taliban is committed to let anyone with proper documents leave the country in a safe and orderly manner. They said. This privately and publicly many times after the final flight out, a Taliban spokesman said, with the last U S soldier leaving Afghanistan is now independent. My biggest
U.S. Carries out Drone Strike Against ISIS-K
"Biden meets with his national security team today after the us military said it's killed a key isis k. militant in afghanistan. npr's quil lawrence reports the pentagon says the target was killed in a drone strike in eastern afghanistan. Us central command says the drone strike killed someone described as a planner for the branch of the islamic state movement that operates in afghanistan. The group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing on thursday. They killed thirteen. Us troops and as many as one hundred seventy afghans and others who were crowded outside the kabul airport president biden vowed to retaliate. The centcom spokesman said there were no civilian casualties from the operation which he said took place in the province of nangahar boarding pakistan. npr could not independently. Confirm the strike or who was killed in kabul the. Us embassy is once again warning us citizens to stay away from the airport. Due to specific security threats
Evacuation Flights Resume in Kabul After Deadly Bombings by ISIS-K
"Lead story today. Is that thirteen. American service members are dead and fifteen wounded after two explosions that were caused by isis k. Suicide bombers happened at the airport in kabul isis k. Or isis corazon is the afghan branch of isis general. Mackenzie head of centcom says we should expect these attacks or attempts for these kinds of attacks to continue. There have been warnings of these attacks perpetrated by isis k. They've no doubt been planning the attacks. Since trump signed our surrender to the taliban last year biden has been warning both his administration officials and the public about this danger on the ground. And how it's real and it is the reason we needed to leave despite the attacks today. General mackenzie says the mission to evacuate remaining. Americans and afghan allies will continue per usual. The media is vastly overestimating. The number of americans remaining. They've been saying there are thousands and thousands struggling to get out abandoned by the government but the state department has announced. Today there were fifteen hundred. We successfully extracted five hundred. Those leaving about a thousand around afghantistan and there are currently operations to get those americans out probably via helicopter to deliver them safely to the couple airport as us troops begin to try to find those terrorists responsible for the suicide bombings this morning. The pentagon has confirmed that the number of americans still in afghanistan is at that thousand number not the not the multiple of thousands that the media has been reporting in fact since july. We have evacuated over one hundred thousand americans and afghan allies.
Taliban Declares 'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan'
"The Taliban officially declared the formation of the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan. And it comes on Afghanistan's Independence Day. Today. It's been 102 years since the end of British rule in 1919, a video compile ation posted at the Fox News website is captioned videos Maroun the Kabul airport and from the A Salvador at District of Kunar province show Afghans running for cover her As Taliban fighters opened fire during Independence Day protests. In that video posted at Fox News as the Pentagon and update on the ongoing effort to airlift US citizens and Afghans who aided the US out of the country. General Hank Taylor is deputy director of joint staff regional operations. U. S military footprint in Kabul has now more than 5200. Total troops on the ground. Kabul airport remains secure and open for flight operations. There are now multiple gates that have access for entry into the airfield, which will help expedite processing in a safe and orderly manner. In the past 24 hours. 13 C seventeen's arrived with additional troops and equipment. Also 12 C seventeen's departed. These flights contain more than 2000 passengers. These flights left Kabul and arrived at designated safe havens in staging Earth in the Centcom area of Operation Since the start of
"centcom" Discussed on Movin 92.5
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Biden introduces his pick to lead Defense Department
"According to jake biden called former centcom commander retired general. Lloyd austin Over the weekend and offered him the position of secretary of defense so this does not come without a little bit of drama. I'll just let you know that 'cause We'll tell you why. According to a source awesome accepted if confirmed austin. We'd be the first black secretary of defense but some dem's are taking issue with the selection because he's not he's a he's not been retired for more than seven years and would require congressional waiver. And but this isn't new. This is what they had to do for mattis when trump non nominated him for secretary of defense but it seems that Many of the deaths have said they would never support a waiver because of the importance of having civilian leadership of the military so blumenthal opposed the waiver as well Slot consists he. We shouldn't be appointing anyone that requires a waiver Biden wrote a detailed defense though of his selection. Saying because austin works well under pressure. He's clearly qualified. But you know. If they're going to i i don't know if they're holding. You know everyone else to the same standard with this waiver. But it'll be interesting to see if this pushback at all. I'm biting clearly. Wants him in that
"centcom" Discussed on Movin 92.5
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Biden still searching for defense secretary
"Why is the Biden team not named? A secretary of defense Yet that was one of the positions expects to be first announced announced it it seen seen before. before. That That it it was was a a slam slam dunk. dunk. Michelle Michelle Floren Floren Oy, Oy, who who is is a a veteran veteran of of the the Defense Defense Department, Department, would would be be the the next next secretary secretary of of defense defense and and the the first first woman, woman, But then came other history making choices as well. There's Tammy Duckworth's Who would be the first Asian American first combat wounded, double amputee. Would be the head. And then there is Centcom chief retired General Lloyd Austin or former Homeland Security secretary Jay Johnson, either of which would be the first black secretary of
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"centcom" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Roberts fox news US Central Command revealing just hours ago there were US injuries during Iran's missile attack on bases in Iraq earlier this month CENTCOM says eleven troops were treated for concussion symptoms and were flown out of Iraq for treatment and medical screenings a somber day in the Senate as lawmakers begin the impeachment trial against president trump only the third such trial in US history what is before us are charges that are arguably the most serious charges that have ever been leveled against a president of the United States democratic senator Kamel Heris after the opening here is a here the Senate sergeant at arms calling senators to their seats a little after noon is seven house managers serving as prosecutors read two articles of impeachment charging president trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress Chief Justice Roberts in each senator swore to do impartial justice according to the constitution and laws on Capitol Hill Jared how burn fox news and just hours before the senators took their oaths in the impeachment trial a government watchdog agency issued a ruling on a key part of the case the government accountability office determined president trump administration violated the law when it withheld aid to Ukraine Democrats claim the president improperly withheld that aid to pressure Kiev to launch investigations that would help his bid for reelection over president trump scored a victory on Thursday the Senate ratifying the USMC a trade deal to replace now after the turn deals the US MCA and we're trying to do a whole that's over two trillion dollars of bilateral trade that's been changed put that in perspective that's ten percent the size of our whole economy secretary.
Ronny Chieng On 'Asian Comedian Destroys America!'
"Running Chang has a Netflix comedy special Asian comedian destroys America launches globally on Netflix next week what you hold forth about coming to America being amazed that god can occasionally a Paul all at the same time so much contents only got so much content on demand so many screens the most screens per capita in the world every night in America is like a competition to see how many screens we can get between all face on the wall it's like iPhone iPad laptop TV in an apple watch Ronnie Chang the daily show correspondent coaster of crazy rich Asians and former Australian law school student joins us from our studios in New York thanks so much for being with us thanks for having me you were born Malaysia raised in New Hampshire in Singapore wound up in Australia yes how did a law school student become so funny I don't know I wish I knew if I got it I don't I'm still trying to figure out if I am funny that's what the special you are yes thanks so much yeah went to Austria for law school and I couldn't get a job and I started doing stand up comedy and I was getting more work from CENTCOM data was through law and I just kept doing comedy and then ten years later just jammed in them chaos studios in New York I'm wondering if you were often the new kid in class for the new kid you know immigrant kid from outside the country where everywhere yeah I certainly felt that way I first started going to school in America in Manchester New Hampshire then we moved back we will good immigrants we moved back to Malaysia we don't take jobs we went back to where we came from and then I went to school in Singapore and I changed schools once in primary school that went to secondary school they went to junior college and I went to university in Australia so yeah I did feel kinda like the virtual new kid outsider well I mean that'll terminations humor sometimes I guess so yeah I mean this in my head I don't imagine it may be any fun yeah but it definitely made me more do things more objectively you know and that that's part of what I enjoyed so much about your your special here there's a moment you deliver line which sets off a shriek in the audience okay I'm not going to give it away let's just say you you managed to put isis in a punch line I'm not gonna put it on via yes the special yeah did you hesitate no no hesitation no hesitation for many reasons I mean first of all that's not the first time I did that joke I practiced this special quite a bit I toward around the country before I taped it so you know I think great comedy should be edgy is she should push the line pushed a boundary well a and that's when it because you gave an interesting interview to The New Yorker to we talked about how you do your research that's the one you love people don't five so I'm told you say there's a lot of stuff that you try thank you probably shouldn't say publicly frankly if you do comedy professionally that's just the way your brain works yeah yeah that's the case for me 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was she trying to change your mind and you were giving their the chairman or in Spanish but not always it's more that when your families are spread out across the globe as ours on Chinese weddings are a lot for the parents to kind of brag and so as Pavao duty to then we make it easier for them to brag so her family's in Australia okay we'll go we'll have one waiting there for them my family's in Malaysia we'll go Malaysian have one for that that's not the most important question I've asked but does that mean you get gift certificates to crate and barrel in three different continents no I specifically said no gifts but if you must give a gift give cash money cash money only that actually that's that is a Chinese family yes it is and it's awesome if you want save the environment cash doesn't create waste no wrapping paper you know I'm not lifting because I was telling people in the wedding by my wife maybe tone it down because I was getting too aggressive with it but I was ten people 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Pentagon officials hold briefing on Baghdadi raid
"At the Pentagon late this afternoon military officials holding a briefing on the raid that resulted in the death of the ISIS leader of the weekend of the defense department also releasing images of the compound into the operation as it unfolded in Syria marine corps general Kenneth mackenzie is commander of US CENTCOM your special operations command military working dogs are critical members of our forces these animals protect US forces save civilian lives separate combatants from noncombatants and immobilize individuals who expressed hostile intent this dog is a four year veteran of the SOCOM canine program and is and has been a member of a proximally fifty combat missions he was injured by expose alive alecto cables in the tunnel after Baghdad he detonated his best beneath the compound I will also note he has been returned to duty finally I would like to address the DNA analysis that was conducted to confirm Baghdadi today the final slide if you can say the defense intelligence agency conducted the analysis and compare DNA from the reminds taken from the compound with an own file sample taken when I get a was it can't book a prison in Iraq in two thousand four the analysis showed a direct match between samples and produce a level of certainty that remains belong to Baghdad eight of one and one hundred four step today and which is certainly beyond a shadow of a doubt the Pentagon update on it the operation also releasing the first video of the raid that killed the ISIS leader we have on our website at C. span dot
"centcom" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Centcom just coming out with a statement saying that the are for a Global Hawk aircraft was shot down by an Orion surface to air missile system while operating in international airspace. Over the strait of Hormuz. The Iranians are not disputing that. They shot down the drone, but claim it was in Iranian territorial airspace Centcom saying flatly that the Iranian claims are false and that this was an unprovoked attack. What do we do? What do we do? What do we do? So we've got what took place last week in the strata her Moos with the boats right now. We've got this oddly enough people are wondering, okay, you know, Trump, he's this loose cannon what, what, what, what what's going to happen? Trump came out early today. I think the throw a little bit of water on this fire for the potential this thing. Bubbly over and said this, I have a feeling I may be wrong, and I may be right, but I'm right a lot I have a feeling that it was a mistake made by somebody that shouldn't have been doing what they did, which I think is like, whoa. A lot of people are, are you kidding me? What do you mean? How's this mistake house this? Well, you know. If you're going to be first of all, he's not a war, right? He's not he's not hawkish and well, he doesn't want to be an endless wars. That's one of the things he's talked about when he ran for president, I said, I wanna get out of these endless wars. I campaigned on that. I wanna get at we've been in Afghanistan for nineteen years. You know we've reduced substantially in Afghanistan. Yeah. He doesn't want to be involved in this, and you've got right now a little power battle. I think because Bolton on the other hand feels a little bit that way. We're going to ask congressman big here in a little bit how he feels about this, and what's the sense around there? But you've got Pompeo as much calmer, cooler head and I don't think Trump wants to be this guy involved in many of these things. But we've also seen as what took place with Assad that he doesn't hold back. If you're gonna cross that line. He'll come and get you. And I think you need that every once in a while to keep some people on. And the question is always out there, too. How much is it Ron involved in this, because Ron always seems to have their fingertips in a lot of places? They, they shouldn't be in as as does Russia. So you got rushing around playing this game. And you know, you absolutely know that somewhere out there. He's whispered KGB whisper right Putin. Try it. See what they do. But what did they did do a side? Yeah. Yeah. It's right. It's right now. See what happens. He was just president the right then different now. He's running for president now whether or not we go any further, I think will depend on, if they do anything else, I think, at some point in time, you do draw line, and this may be it. You don't want to do what Obama did and do nothing but you want to give them a chance to say, okay, maybe it was steak, full us once shame on you. Shame on. Us. So we're going to do is we're going to draw the line here. If you do something else, if you even hint do something if we find something with your fingerprints on it, we will react. We will take it as an act of war will retaliate, and we'll do it in a way, I think it'll be quick and easy. It'll be surgical with very few civilian casualties or casualties at all. But it will show them. Hey, if you want to this can happen and this, this insofar uglier for you. Than it does for us just want you to understand that this ends so much quicker for you. Now they said today, we don't want to go to war, but we're prepared. You don't want this. You don't want any part of this. I don't think anything's going to happen anytime soon. But you never know you never know. I think Trump wants to not be in a position where he has to do something. And if there is something that needs to be done. He wants to give somebody else, one more chance to cross that line, therefore everybody knows there was a line, it was crossed. And because of that we must react.
Pentagon says Iran shot down U.S. drone over international waters
"As the Pentagon says the Iranian shot down in American drone in what it says were international waters Centcom, general Joseph Castellon unprovoked attack on the US surveillance asset that had not violated arena airspace, at any time during its mission Tehran freely. Admits it shot down the drone, but says it was over Iranian airspace at the time. I'm Jamie Dupree in Washington wilder now. balancing the attack on a u._s. drone over international waters is a very foolish move president trump floated the idea that maybe it was not what the iranian regime wanted i have a feeling that it was a mistake made by somebody that shouldn't have been doing what they did ask if there would be a u._s. military response the president basically said stay tune russian president putin is warning the u._s. against using force against iran saying it would have catastrophic consequences during a state tv appearance today a call in show putin said u._s. military iraq would be quote catastrophe for the region at a
U.S. Boosts Middle East Troops To Deter Iran's 'Aggression'
"Of state. Mike pond, peyot warning. Iran's government that the United States will deter aggression in the Middle East. Why we put in place. The pressure campaign. And now we need to make sure that we continue to do that. So that we ultimately, get the opportunity to convince on that it's not in their interest to behave in this way, Pompeo speaking there after getting a military briefing at Centcom in Tampa, Florida yesterday. He said, President Trump does not want to go to war with Iran, although the US is sending thousand more troops to the Middle East to counter any threats posed by your on
"centcom" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Pompeo, he's there at Centcom central command in Tampa MacDill Air Force base talking about who has been in contact with, regarding around regarding a rainy aggression, other world leaders. Some people have questioned. Sure they have questions. At least that's what the media is being. Old. We can't be sure what's being told between an Anglo Markle and Mike Pompeo or, or his, his counterparts there in Germany or another nations. But there can be no doubt. And again, he said, at their, the president is not looking for war saying that he would go to war is different than saying, he was looking for war with these to say on never going to go to war, no matter what though matter what they do. There's never going to be a moment to sit here on my hands and hope they don't hurt me. It's a it's a very peculiar thing that the media does that they don't seem to understand what it is that they're indeed saying. Nothing is off the table. Nothing is out of the realm of possibility. But I don't want it. I don't think Trump wants because he didn't run on that he ran on just the opposite. Putting an end to the endless wars, which I'm in favor of. An pump AO got into there at the end the issues with legal immigration, the problem that it's causing the amount of people that were detained in the month man, which was one hundred thirty three thousand eight hundred thirty five thousand but give or take on the same numbers, their numbers that congress should be paying attention to and numbers that they should be hit over the head with until they get this, right? Until they do something about it. The leftovers. They're coming up. I'm Tony cats. Really need to know what's going.
Spokesman: Iran to break stockpile limit set by nuclear deal
"Earlier today. Iran threatened to increase its stockpile of enriched uranium that would break the terms of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal. President Trump, of course withdrew the United States from that deal. But until now, Iran has said it would stick to its commitments, Iran insists it doesn't want to build a nuclear bomb. But these enrichment stockpiles would put it in the range of what it would need to build a weapon now all of this is happening. As the Trump administration insists that Iran is responsible for attacks onto oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. Here's secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Fox News, Sunday, there's no doubt intelligence committee, has lots of data lots of evidence the world will come to see much of it, but the American people should rest assured. We have confidence with respect to who conducted these attacks as well as a half dozen other tax throughout the world of the past. Forty days are online with me. Now, former vice chief of staff of the US army retired general Jacquin, good morning, general. Good morning. Are you concerned at all with the news this morning that Iran says it will increase its enriched uranium stockpiles? Well, I, I actually thought they would do something like that what they're trying to do is put more pressure on international community, to entice the United States to toback down their strategy is, is pretty obvious because. Crippling sanctions certainly hurting their economy, which is contracted six percent. Inflation thirty seven percent. The currency is divided by the dramatically food shortages power outages, and growing civil unrest of the issues facing. And, and as we know now, our intelligence services, told us, they've had a pullback some of the funding for the proxies, which is their main foreign policy instrument that they used to control an influence to the Middle East. Let me ask you, if Iran wants to get the US is attention. And that's what they're doing with this announcement this morning. How how should the US respond? Well, I think what these activities at Iran is conducted in terms of disrupting commercial tankers in the Persian Gulf. That's also they're trying to put pressure on the international community because, you know, oil prices are going up disruption flow of oil this disrupted half the world's economy depends on that Audrey of oil coming out of the out of the Middle East. And I think what we're going to say here if the administration, I don't have inside information I don't I don't ever seek it. But just thinking through the issue is one inform our allies of the intelligence that we have, and also attempt to gain support for increased level of activity. And I think that's the phase win right now. The second thing I think we'll see is likely a coalition to support an escort tankers going to the Persian Gulf through the strait of moves in the Gulf of them on specifically, and Iran will likely react to that. And, and we will have to respond, but I do think. How let me ask you, you talk about a coalition. And I wanna ask you about our allies, Germany's foreign minister says the video that Centcom provided that said the shows evidence of Iranians removing a mind from the boat to the side of a boat. Termi says that's not sufficient, the Japanese government says they want more evidence. Is it normal for our allies to be so skeptical? And, and if they are as they appear to be what does that mean for the US? Well, I think the evidence is there secretary Pao's promised to provide additional evidence, our intelligence committee, have seen all the evidence, Adam Schiff, who certainly no supporter of this administration. He is the head of that committee. And he says the evidence is overwhelming and, and compelling. His words, not say that. So I think it's just a matter of what I'm saying we're gonna face here. We're going to get this information to our allies get support and began to Patel. Checked this commercial artery of oil. You know that the world so depends on and clearly by disrupting that Iran wants to put more pressure on the United States to back off on the citations, which is the first time that we have seen any democratic Republican ministration since the Iran began this campaign malign, aggressive behavior thirty nine years ago and has had significant success in the region with Lebanon Syria Yemen to be sure political influence in Iraq, and undermining the other countries in the region, not even speak of sponsoring world terrorism that I think we have an opportunity here, no guarantee of that. But to begin to curb their behavior. How combustible do you think this situation is in the last few seconds? We have left. I think it is, you know, Reagan doing the same thing and in and commercial shipping in the late nineteen eighties had to escalate. And how to take down to well, platforms and, and to station basis of naval shipping at the RG see used we'll probably on that path limited measured activity. Former vice chief of staff of the US army retired general Jackie general, thanks for your time this morning. Great
"centcom" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"On the Lido deck of KFI, where martinis and oysters are being served. So I'm just doing dark secret place surrounded by a cocktail party. That's what's happening. So continuing to talk about the tanker attacks on the thirteenth of June and events seemingly building momentum towards who knows regime change in Iran or possibly, some sort of military reprisal. If Iran is proven to be the ones who did the, the tanker attack? Centcom central command provided video from US navy patrol aircraft seeming to implicate the Islamic revolutionary guard corps navy. Could it be that these guys are operating out? Outside are just cowboy ING Iranian foreign policy. And they did this. By themselves on their own volition. Well, who are these guys, the ir, J C are the elite of the Iranian government and especially foreign policy government? The Islamic revolutionary guard corps are, are. Accurately labeled they, they are guarding the revolution. They're sort of like the early counterintelligence in revolutionary Russia. The, the Cheka, they are doing surveillance, th rowdy run of the check on the reliability of, of police chiefs, and university, teachers, and the whole thing, their, their fingers in everything. They also run a lot of enterprises. They have factories car battery factories tire factories, things like that. This is just like in Egypt toward the army makes refrigerators in army on factories in Iran. It's sort of the same way, the is an enterprise, and their mandate is, of course, to guard the purity of the Islamic revolution and early on the most true believers in the Ayatollah Khomeini, the, the absolute. True haters of the show of formed this the shock troops. The, the Islamic revolution regard core, the or Pasdaran as they're called. So I'll use that term from now on. Okay. Well, so when the trial left in the. Took power and the revolution in Iran was firming up like cement, it, it wasn't a sure thing. There were there were, there were years of internal battles of vetting out the unreliable in the form of rich Iranians rich Persians, and convincing them to leave leave their money behind, but leave Iran and the Iranian army. But it went from the Shaw, Iranian army to the Islamic re Islamic republic's army, it retained conscription. They continued drafting young men for two or three years. But there, but now there was a new military branch and it was the Pasdaran the. Because the army represented a huge standing force of armed people of perhaps questionable loyalty. So just like Hitler SS the began conscripting some of the best young guys are taking the best young guys, but they began a program of professionalization and an and career paths. The is a uniformed force. They have helicopters. They have ground troops. They have tanks and they have a navy. The Iranian navy is a navy. They, they effectively function as a coast guard. But the, the closest thing to a navy that interacts foreign policy was with the rest of the world is the navy. And when I say interact I mean like I said last hour, this is the number one foreign policy goal is to just cause chaos. And it is the see if you recall in the eighties, that challenge Reagan harassing international shipping, through the strait of Hormuz threatening to so see mine since straight of Hormuz on the whole thing. And Reagan said the US navy to escort ships and the Iranians back down. And there were even some some rounds traded back and forth, but by and large, they sort of kept it to, to a low noise. Well, so when the Iranians want to exert foreign policy influence, it is the, the pass Durant who do it. See, see who do they do it at sea by threatening to attack international shipping? That's that is one of their punches. The other one is the primary overseas. Now terrorist force, the could force Hugh, you DSE could force operated in Iraq. Will when I was there in two thousand four hundred thousand five we were fighting could force guys in Najah at coulds, by the way, is the Koran ick name for Jerusalem, the Koran, of course, written in Arabic, the Arabic name for Jerusalem is could. So they radiance use that to mean Jerusalem force or coulds force, and its leader, Ali Hassan, Sola Meinie, probably has the blood of two or three thousand Americans on him from the introduction of the, the explosively formed penetrator roadside bombs that were we were dealing with in two thousand four hundred thousand five in Najran. In August of two thousand four during the second solder uprising Iran's fingerprints are all over that Iranian money Iranian weapons. And when we were killing guys in, if they would be the world's largest cemetery is a Najah, and it's a Shia cemetery. And they would bury the dead Iranians with a Farsi headstones, so it wasn't hard at all to do battle damage assessment because he said, look for the headstones of, of a male in his late twenties. And it was written in Farsi and the date of death was yesterday because if you're a Shia in Iran. If you have the money if you have the means you want to be buried in non Jeff dislike Shia in Lebanon and Shia in Iraq. So anyway, the, the, the Iranians primary foreign policy. Interaction is done through terrorism on the land stunned by the could force. And also, by the way, in, in Europe, Iranian assassination squads are killing dissidents in Europe and the Europeans are terrified of them. And so that is all from the, the revolution regards. So they final the best the top money, the top people, the top equipment, they are the elite of Iran. That's who those guys are. All right, background of this. Where do Moscow and Beijing fall into this equation as as events seem to be gaining momentum. That a more coming up right after this dark secret place at dark secret place on Twitter. Bryan, suits here until eleven KFI AM six forty more stimulating talk. Michael.
Trump administration blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Middle East
"Yesterday morning just hours after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Anonymous US officials starting started pointing the finger at Iran by afternoon. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called oppressor at the State Department where he said conclusively that Iran was behind the attack. He did not present any evidence he just rattled off a list of attacks that Iran was responsible for, including some that we had never heard of like an attack in Afghanistan, which the Taliban has taken responsibility for, but secretary Pompeo said it was Iran. He said that he sent the acting US ambassador to the United Nations to brief the Security Council, and then he didn't take questions late last night. Centcom released a grainy video that it claimed showed Iranian vessels, retrieving unexploded mines from one of the damage, tankers. They cited the video as evidence that Iran was involved for its part, Iran denies being behind the attack today, the Japanese owner of one of the tankers that was attacked contradicted. The US account saying it was not a mine rather a flying object that the crew saw coming toward the vessel. The reality is both of these things could be true. But at this juncture this early on there is still much that we do not know today, Germany came out and said there was not enough evidence to pin, the tanker attack on Iran on the other hand, the UK came out today, agreeing with the US that Iran is behind the attack. Now, this is starting to feel like you've already seen this movie. It's because you have, but maybe this movie will end differently right now. It's unclear exactly what happens next will the administration released more evidence out in the public. For Americans to see will the administration, make the case. Case to the United Nations, will they share the intelligence with our allies, and what is the endgame threatening us? Now Garcia Molly former spokesperson for the US mission to the United Nations. Former treasury spokesperson for terrorism and financial intelligence during the Iran negotiations on good to see you. Thank you for being with us. Thanks for having me. I want to start with that last question what's the end game? The president has recently said he would like to talk to Iran one on one to settle these matters. But that deal that one that you spend a lot of time working on created a framework for that conversation. That is a deal that the president of the United States has pulled out of. So what is our endgame with Iran? The end game is not war at that's been been made pretty clear. And to me, it's obvious because this administration is focused on targeted financial measures as their tool of choice. But that being said, the critical point here is that President Trump's number one goal. I don't leave is to get to another deal. His number one goal is to undermine Iran's influence. In the region and their support for terrorism. It was the first thing he said, when he abdicated from the deal last may, it's something he has reiterated, and it is something that my sources and government have told me as well. And if that's the case then sanctions are working. I don't think he has a reason to stray away from that strategy has sort of said that in the last few days, a few times, things are getting worse. Economically in Iran, which empirically, they are, but his national security advisor has been very hawkish about Iran.
U.S. lays blame squarely on Iran for oil tanker attacks
"Martin. The US says, Iran is responsible for an attack on to commercial oil tankers in the Middle East here. Secretary of state state. Mike Pompeo speaking yesterday this assessment is based on intelligence. The weapons used the level of expertise needed to execute the operation recent similar rating attacks on shipping and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication US central command released video last night that they say shows Iranian Revolutionary Guard patrol boat removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two tankers. They say the Iranians were trying to remove evidence. Let's bring in Admiral William j fell, and now he is a former commander of US Centcom in which he oversaw all US military operations in the Middle East, Admiral, thank you so much for being with us. My pleasure. Good morning, Rachel. Do you believe this video provides absolute evidence that Iran was behind these attacks? It's very convincing to me as secretary Pumpido said, there's a quite a bit of circumstantial evidence, but this video pretty much nails it. How do we know this is in an Islamic revolutionary guard patrol boat? I believe. There's little doubt. That's, that's what it is the US vessel in vicinity. One of our stories saw numerous IRA juicy votes around each of the tankers that was attacked. I think the only question of seeing some speculation that this may be some kind of an independent action. I doubt that sincerely ethic. This was something that was premeditated. And it's a an escalatory step in a in a road too much aware, but certainly not hit at anywhere in the right direction. I mean we've seen this happen before, now four tankers were attacked last month in the same place in the Gulf of Oman, which is just off the coast of, of Iran and the US also blamed those attacks on the Iranian regime. Why is this happening? I believe it's probably Iran, trying to trying to strike back there in a lot of pressure right now. The sanctions that the US is imposed the longstanding robbery, and it's been fought actively with proxies, in Yemen, that involves both Iran and Saudi Arabia. So when this first incident occurred over in jar last month, very interesting. The use of these women minds as they're called that are attached to the whole ship. That's not something that's going to be an everyday item for. Some kind of a startup organizations to somebody that actually is fairly sophisticated. They know what they're doing. And then this event yesterday. Significant esscalation and an arise and sophistication these ships were both underway. I would expect I haven't seen definitively, but expect it came from different ports, and, and they were hit pretty much at the same time. And it appears obviously with this one case, it was a mind there's a report from one of the ships that they're actually some kind of projectiles fired at them, whether these are small missiles, or or guns to be determined, but that oughta be we'll figure this out when they get a look at the ships and see what the damages and see what the wholesale like this is, you know, why are they doing this probably to try to do something to push back in, in the best case one would hope that maybe this will spur some kind of negotiation sometimes discussion. But then rate the immediate effect is probably going to be as we saw yesterday, jumping oil prices and probably insurance rates and anxiety levels because of the volume of petroleum products. That come out of the Gulf, right? Third of the world's supply. So I want to ask you about the public messaging around this, the standoff Iran denies all of it. Iran's u n mission released a statement saying, and I'm quoting here at the US and its regional allies must stop warmongering statement, also calls, the US accusations part of quote, another Arana phobic campaign. Do you think secretary Pompeii peyot by going out holding a press conference publicly accusing Iran, is that the right? Is that the right response? Or should this be happening in more back ten away? It's been so blatantly obvious both on the actions that were that were perpetrated. And the fact that the, the evidence is, is pretty overwhelming that I don't think there's much to be gained in this case by just trying to keep it under the table. And the other reality today is there's so much near instantaneous coverage by the media. In this case, you had video I think it is very interesting, though, that both incidents the one last month, and then this one, one of the very first pieces of information that came out video came from sources so you another question let me have this happen. So I think that directly into question, I don't think there's much to be gained by keeping this quiet. But maybe this'll spur some, some serious discussion I do and ask you. Lastly in just a couple of seconds. The UN secretary general said he's concerned, over a military escalation now. The EU is urging maximum restraint international allies. Clearly, feel this could be a tipping point. Do you know I'm not I don't think it's a tipping point. But it's a it's dangerous because when you start using things that explode and and blow up there's always the danger of miscalculation, some kind of steak and and again when things start flying through the air, it's not good. So this is this is not a good trend and need be very, very careful and take some serious action to try to reverse Admiral William Fallon. Former head of you Centcom. Thank you for
"centcom" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Centcom out of the loop unity and state of the union. I'm Evan Haning. Well, the head of US central command general Joseph VO tell has told the Senate Armed Services committee. President Trump did not confer with him before announcing that the US would withdraw its troops from Syria. So you weren't weren't consulted. With before that decision was announced. I was not consultant. I don't think you would expect President Trump who doesn't really get down into the weeds have military details to pick up the phone and called till Votaw. That's not likely to happen. But what this is really telling us. He was not consulted by Defense Secretary James Mattis general Joe Dunford, the chairman of the joint chiefs because that decision by the president also took them by surprise. It was a shock to the Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr. The White House says the president will stress unity. Tonight's state of the union. A message counselor Kellyanne Conway says despite their opposition to a border wall. Trump can work with Democrats on many items. The president has already signed into law major reforms like criminal Justice reform and the opiate drug legislation last October that had overwhelming bipartisan support, in fact, every single democrat who voted in the house and the Senate voted in favor of the jug legislation. So we know it's possible one area of possible agreement fixing America's crumbling infrastructure US chamber of commerce, president Thomas Donahue, says hiking gas taxes could fund the fix raising the gas tags by just twenty five cents would generate three hundred ninety four billion dollars over the next ten years to invest in roads bridges and transit systems in Michigan. Jason Dalton who shot and killed six strangers in between picking up. Passengers for Uber has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. Dalton pleaded guilty to murder last month. Just as jury selection for his.
"centcom" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"Rep has always been give us the truth. The best you can find it. You know? And fortunately for us. We've had subscribers we've had a strong reader base that wants that. But when you see CNN when you see Fox News these much broader audiences much larger audiences south, the people who are listening to this podcast for preaching to the choir. There already clicking on the articles. That are giving them hard news about Afghantistan when the rest of the world doesn't give shit that. We're still at war. They're you know, they're already clicking on our articles. Great example, being I had a Senator Reid one of my pieces about Arctic defense before Centcom last year. So that article only did like thousand views because people don't actually give shit about Arctic defense. Put a does really matter. Right. So even a thousand readers click on don't Soffer up. I bet you CNN ran at the same thousand people aren't interested. You know, when you see something that's important make an important to you and your friends at sound small, but every little bit counts, you know, what fighter sleep, for instance, if I notice dozen view. On an article some of my articles, Mike at twenty thousand. But I noticed when I get a dozen over ten minutes because I'm keeping track all the time, and I go, that's awesome. That's trending. That means that in some small little group some small sect of people. This story is resonating in an important way. That's what we're trying to do alternately. So when you see something a headline that seems important don't scroll buying go. That's good click on it share it with your friends. That's how you change. How should he media has become? Yeah. I have a friend. I went to college with who worked in a major media in Queens, New York. He he recently quit doing that. And is now working real estate. And it's strictly for financial reasons. He was like, you know, this is my passion. This is what I love is what I went to college to do. But he's like, it's just not paying the bills to leave it. And he he wrote a whole explanation for why print media is dying in some ways. And he talked about one week, for example, all the important articles that were being covered. By the publication. He worked for of kidnappings and serious election. Stop and he's like what article drove the most traffic. He was like it was a throwaway piece on where Nicki Menaj buys or wigs in New York. It was like it was a piece that was done at the very last minute to sell some advertisers. And that drove the most traffic. So once again, it's like don't don't tell me. This is a piece. No one gives us shit about people are clicking on it this one the most people give shit about. Yeah. Exactly. You know? And again, we're not it's important that we say this. I get escapism. Yeah. You know what? I mean when I clock out. I don't wanna go read more like hard hitting news about how should he life is? I can't turn it off. So I'm always there. But I understand that. When you've got fifteen minutes to scroll through your Facebook feed in between bringing your kids to soccer, making dinner doing your full time job cleaning, the house would've taken the garbage out and all the rest of the stuff. You've got a failure day with you've only got ten minutes for news. You know, you're going to get it and the most adjustable way in the last thing you want is another reason to be depressed during are anxious. Right. I get it. I really do. But if you want things to get better, you've got to take responsibility for it yourself. The media isn't going to change as long as they're buying gold plated Ferrari's other Nikki manashian Aures, you know, like it's just like I wrote in my in my article about China's investments in Hollywood the other day. The reason why America is refusing to engage with this persuasion objective as that it's coming disguised as big bags of money. You know, we'd like things to be simple. And we like lots of money until we're willing to own that the media's not going to get better. We've got on it or selves us as consumers have got a demand. More. Again, we're preaching to the choir Casaf reps news reps fighter. Sweeps. Readers are the guys