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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

05:50 min | 11 months ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"There's some political posturing going on with the democratic controlled press saying that Republicans voted against 13.6 billion for Ukraine. No, they voted against a ridiculous package full of pork within which was contained 13.6 billion for Ukraine. They're going to get the money anyway. But the Democrats are attempting to say that we don't support Ukraine, we being Republicans. That's just nuts. We want to strip down. We want more and we want the everybody knows this and people are not going to be fooled by the idiotic talking points put out by mainstream media from the DNC that repeatedly say the same thing. They're also not going to be fooled by the deal, quote, deal that's going to come out of Vienna, midwife by the Russians with the Iranians, whereby the former, the Russians, get a lot of money, innovate sanctions and the Iranians get sanctions removed in the IRGC, which is trying to kill John Bolton and others in the United States, gets a green pass. I really believe the disgust with secretary blinken deputy secretary Sherman, Ron klain and The White House and the infirm president who may not know what he's signing in the details. I doubt very much he has any idea what's in this deal from the JCPOA. As Senate majority leader minority leader Mitch McConnell said to me yesterday on the air, the Biden foreign policy seems to have objective proving that the Obama foreign policy was not a disaster, which it was. Other good news, computer programmers are taking aim at Russia's propaganda walk good. If every hacker in the west just hacks them will be in good shape. President Biden is going to talk to Xi Jinping of China today. This scares me because she is very, very bad and very, very smart. And Joe Biden is very, very naive and infirm. Hours before that big call, Chinese has the Chinese People's Liberation Army navy sailed their carrier through the Taiwan strait. Meanwhile, Russia is not using deepfakes. This is where they produce videos from well-known people that has used computer technology to have them saying stupid things or things that are contrary to their country's position. Russia is targeted pretty Patel and Ben Wallace with the deepfakes they're called. Expect deepfakes. They don't have to deep fake Tony blinken or Wendy Sherman. They're very accommodating with what Russia needs said. They can't deep fake Joe Biden because it's impossible to fake that. That's just got them all confused. A couple of quick economic stories, the mortgage rate rose above 4% for the first time since 2019 yesterday. Andrew and Todd dot com are sponsors of my show. I do not owe them this. I owe you this. Andrew and Todd dot com go get your mortgage now. Triple-A triple-A 1172 or go get your son or daughter to go and co sign with them, go get your grandchildren to go and cosign with him Andrew and Todd dot com with Sierra Pacific mortgage, call them a triple-A triplet 1172. Triple-A triple-A, one one 7 two, even the Steelers fan can remember that, right? And just get it done. Otherwise, you're going to be totally screwed in two years. And you're going to be back into the arm business and some of you won't be able to do that. And you'll still use Andrew and Todd, but I'm telling you today is the day to finally get moving because you're going to, you don't want to pay 5% for 30 years. You want to do 3%. I also got asked the Hunter Biden laptop. What a surprise. It happened to be true. And I want you to remember this. The Russians attacked our 2016 election by hacking into the DNC and releasing the emails from Podesta John Podesta that hurt Hillary Clinton. No doubt about it. I don't think they made a difference in that election that election was a vote against Hillary. In 2020, our election was attacked by big tech by Twitter and Facebook when they banned the news of Hunter Biden's laptop. Well, yesterday, The New York Times confirmed that the laptop is real. That Hunter Biden is in a world of hurt. They got asked this about that on special report by Brett bear last night on Fox News channel. It's pretty amazing, Ben, if you think back to that time and how egregious it is now. And I'm more troubled by the other people mentioned in this incident than I am actually by Joe Biden. Joe Biden defending his own record or the record of his son is something that I think a lot of people are used to coming from politicians. But look at what big tech did when it came to this story, shutting down debate. You couldn't even direct message the stories in question. That's exactly right. I just wanted you to hear it from someone else. He is exactly right. They shut it all down. My commentary on it is I guess the tech part of this hue is really, really amazing. When and if the house goes to Republican control, they've got to bring in Twitter and Facebook. Because Twitter and Facebook no doubt interfered with the 2020 election. In the same way that the Russians interfered with the 2016 election. Now, 2016 was not closed. Trump won going away. 2020 was whisper thin. So what Twitter did and what Facebook did, undeniably had an impact on the election. I'd point out that there are attempting to minimize Hunter Biden's exposure right now. But it's not just the foreign agents registration act that's the foreign corrupt practices act. It's the Al Capone tax evasion stuff. If the false statements act, he's in a world of hurt as our every single person that conspired with him to conceal this. I can't wait for those hearings, Brett. We have to get Twitter and Facebook. I noticed that they can not do this to our election again. They can't. No, I'm not saying that President Biden won the election. I said that's the day after the election. He won the election. But Twitter and Facebook attacked the election just like the Russians did in 2016. And people need to know that they perverted the results. And that's big tech. I'll.

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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

04:08 min | 11 months ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Obama. I got to play for you last hour, Secretary of State blinken went to his safe space on NPR. I like Stevens keep a lot. He's been a guest on this show he writes, good books, NPR. If they all were like Steve inskeep, it wouldn't be a radical left wing organization like it is. But in any event, Tony Blake can go to talk to Steve inskeep and he says this, reverting to Davos speak to Aspen institute speak, listen. Are the United States and its European allies capable of isolating China in the way that you've isolated Russia if China were to aid Russia beyond some certain point. Well, China's already on the wrong side of history when it comes to Ukraine and the aggression being committed by Russia. The fact that it is not stood strongly against it, that it is not pronounced itself against this aggression. Flies in the face of China's commitments as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council responsible for maintaining peace and security. It's totally inconsistent with what China says and repeats over and over again about the sanctity of the United Nations charter, and the basic principles, including the sovereignty of nations. And so we're looking to China to speak out to speak up and to be very clear. Second, of course, if China actually provides material support in one way or another to Russian this effort, that would be even worse and something we're looking very carefully at. But I think this is doing real damage to China reputationally. In Asia, in Europe, in Africa and other parts of the world. So Mike Gallagher, reputational damage in Africa. That's so Aspen institute. That's so Munich security conference. That's so out of touch with the reality of a war in Ukraine. What do you say to that? This is the reason we are in this crisis because it's mirror imaging. It's strategic narcissism. It's them thinking that people like Xi Jinping and KGB thugs like Vladimir Putin play by the rules based international order, which along with history having sides is a phrase we should retire because history, of course, does not have sides. It's forged by human beings, usually with hard power. This isn't a model UN conference, okay? I don't understand why they continue to fall into this trap. And the Biden administration it's the same naive belief that led the Biden administration to share intelligence with China in the naive hope that they could pry them away from Russia, but of course they turned around and just shared that wish to Russians. I don't see them abandoning their man in Moscow any time soon. Indeed, the harder this gets for Putin, the more dependent he becomes on China as a market for energy sales as well as a source of weapons and material and financial support. So this is the, this is the alliance of authoritarians that will be an enduring feature of the new Cold War. Okay, I'm going to help you out. I'm going to help you out here. I was on Brett bear Shawn Monday night. I used the phrase, the alliance of tyrants. It sounds better. I just use alliance of tyrants. It's got some alliterative use. I like that. Well, trio of tyrants is a phrase. I also use on Brett. You can steal that one too. I'm going to steal it. I will not give you credit. Here's the draft choice. We're going to need some draft choices because the browns are about to give everything in the closet away for a guy with 22 allegations of assault against women. Don't get me started. Let's go back to Ukraine. I actually think the explanation for blinken is very simple. Secretary blinken like deputy secretary Sherman. They spend all their time in Washington, D.C., all their time in this fake world. This world doesn't exist. It is model UN land, Mike Gallagher. Well, there's another layer with blinken, I think, where you have a former secretary John Kerry working out a foggy bottom pursuing this reckless climate change agenda, which is built on this premise of, well, we can't provoke China. We can't get tough because we need them to come to cop 26 and sign meaningless statements. I would say there are things we can do here, right? If the second cop 26 makes me laugh because that's exactly how they think. They got 30 people running around worried about cop 26 in the past 26 clicks from keyed..

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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

03:23 min | 11 months ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Kid pants one. Aaron's did want. And what's really interesting and I've been talking about this on your show for probably about a year now, as we head into these elections, it has put us in an inside outside election cycle as opposed to the traditional Democrat Republican. And while it has moved a lot of people's center rights, meaning the insiders, the people with power, our cultural curators, like corporations, academia, institutions, government politicians, Hollywood, et cetera, they have moved people center right, normally wouldn't be there. It will be interesting to see if that coalition sticks together because of it appears to me that the people with the power still have learned in the U.S. and yet. For all the people at the power still believe that they have power, the disintermediation of the power has been rather extraordinary. They don't know what they don't know. They don't realize that the complete collapse of credibility by Doctor Fauci and others isn't going to change any time soon. You know, a few weeks ago when the state union happened. I was watching it and watching the president walking in and walking, watching all the members of Congress and the administration walk in. And they're greeted by this like all the supplies, right? And you watch them sort of soak it all in. It's sort of hard not to when you in that experience. But I'm sitting there watching them thinking this is how they think everybody thinks. This is why they make the decisions that they do because they're so encased in this world that's false. It has, it's quick fan. And it's the problem with people in Washington because they think those kinds of moments. And those are the kinds of moments they're only always exposed to are the ones that define who they are. That's very different from how people feel in the rest of the country. And deputy secretary Sherman, did you watch Fox News special report with Brett yesterday? Yesterday I did not. Okay, well, she was on and she gets asked. I can't even believe her answer at the beginning is so condescending. Cut number 7. I think that's an open question yet Brett to be perfectly honest. We saw Russia and China come closer together, certainly before the Olympics putting out a long manifesto about their partnership and how they were going to move forward together. And at the same time, we've seen China pretty uncomfortable with an invasion of a sovereign country, China. Now, China has neither China doesn't feel. Selena. But I just don't understand why they countries aren't interest, not emotions. Yeah, yeah, countries do not have feelings. Especially China. So that is a really out of touch, very you're right. Very condescending. Oh, she was so condescending through this whole thing. And I've only met her once and she was condescending then as well. But Wendy Sherman thinks she knows how the world works. She's like the Ben Rhodes of this administration. And she's been wrong for 40 years. And she's still wrong..

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Deputy Secretary Sherman: We Have a United World Against Russia

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:49 sec | 11 months ago

Deputy Secretary Sherman: We Have a United World Against Russia

"Went on with Brett bear on Sunday report on Fox News Sunday yesterday. Our first cut, please of Wendy Sherman. I hope that China is looking very carefully at what's happening. We have a united world with very grave and very consequential sanctions on Russia. We understand and support a one China policy. But we don't believe that China, PRC, to take Taiwan by force, and we will do everything we can to deter that effort by the PRC, and I think they're watching very closely. In fact, I think they made that statement Brett because they've seen what's happened and they're trying to go on the offense, knowing that they ought to be on the defense.

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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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06:04 min | 1 year ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Goes and certainly goes significantly I do It's a stark reminder that where he isn't Belarus right now is a mere two hours or so from the capitol and clearly what he could do in the south In the Black Sea we talked about earlier and then coming in from east So basically Ukraine is surrounded He also could do something of a smaller scale in the east where he's focused on the Don boss area and end up in the similar outcome that we had in Georgia where kasia and a statue ended up essentially being a Russian almost Russian territories But it looks like it's going to be a lot stronger than that if he decides to go Although Ukraine's military is different today right The Ukrainian government has funneled billions of dollars to build up their armed forces since 2014 when Russia took Crimea and those provinces And they're determined to fight so as Russia prepared to fight a well armed insurgency for many years to come Well it looks like I'm not sure if he's prepared to fight that uncertainty for years to come and learn a pretty stark lesson in Afghanistan But it's very clear the cranes are prepared to fight that they will push back strongly and the estimates of what you see in terms of losses are fairly significant upwards of 50,000 Ukrainians are in a recent estimate of that And there would be a lot of Russians who died as well Obviously he will take that into consideration and make those decisions For maternal of the joint chiefs of staff admiral Mike Mullen thank you so much Thanks for your time If Russia chooses diplomacy over conflict in Ukraine you may start hearing the name Wendy Sherman more often She's the deputy Secretary of State and has led the Biden administration strategic dialog with Russia As NPR's diplomatic correspondent Michelle kellman reports it's a tough assignment in a world where China and Russia are both challenging the U.S. led global order When she attended a recent NATO Russia council meeting Wendy Sherman didn't have her usual scripted remarks instead she tells NPR she scribbled down some notes as she listened to the Russians and others speak And I wanted to make sure that the world knew two things One it had not always been thus that in World War II we had fought together We and Russia for the liberation of Europe And that what we were talking about here was sticking with the principles that were established after World War II by which the world has operated Sherman made it personal talking about her Jewish grandmother who was born in what's now Ukraine and her father who enlisted as a marine in World War II The few words that I spoke seemed to match the moment there was a lot of silence and quite frankly other members came up to me because they had lived this or their parents have lived this and what I said was their lives and what was at stake here Sherman has known her Russian counterparts For years they negotiated over serious chemical weapons stockpiles and over Iran's nuclear program during the Obama administration Republicans often criticize her for her role in that Iran deal which the Trump administration left but Thomas Graham of the council on foreign relations says politicians need to be realistic Adversaries don't just capitulate he says diplomacy is about making compromises as he found out leading talks with Russia during the Bush administration Compromises have to our mutual the Russians have to give something We have to give something by an effort to find a way towards a resolution that avoids a military conflict which I think neither side really wanted Graham worries that the 24/7 news cycle makes it harder for diplomats to work quietly behind closed doors Wendy Sherman often compares negotiations to mushrooms which as she puts it do best in the dark A former social worker from Baltimore Sherman first joined the State Department in the Clinton administration and says she learned a lot as a top aide to Madeline albright America's first female Secretary of State She taught me early on that when one negotiates I am not really Wendy Sherman or even a woman or a 72 year old grandmother I am the United States of America And if one understands that you come to the table with an enormous amount of power and one has to use it wisely That was a time when the U.S. was at the height of its power though says Graham He says that power started waning when he was in government with the quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan and the 2008 financial crisis We lost our reputation for wise policy We lost a reputation for competence And that I think sparked the revisionism that you've seen or reinforce the revisionism you've seen on a part of Russia and China over the past ten to 15 years While he described Sherman as a professional negotiator he says it's The White House that will have to come up with an effective strategy to deal with these revisionist powers Stanford University rose got a Mueller says it's a tough world out there starting with China It has risen rapidly and is modernizing its nuclear forces and throwing its financial weight around but also with the Russians now being so assertive in such an overwhelmingly negative way And that makes it hard for any U.S. diplomat says gada Mueller a former NATO deputy secretary general You know there's a question out there how effective can the United States and its normally pragmatic and problem solving approach How effective can the United States be in these circumstances Also at a time when many people around the world are questioning the U.S. ability to govern itself as well The Biden administration has looked to deputy secretary Sherman to test the waters in addition to negotiating with the Russians she was the highest.

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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

05:24 min | 1 year ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"News story is that the Ukraine is something I take this off to talk about a serious subject with you. Yes. All right. All right. The ukrain is under a serious cyberattack this morning. Across all their major platforms, all their industries, what do you think that portends? I think it portends an innovation. I would call this preparation of the battle space right now. And I also, we've heard reports out there that Jake Sullivan has said the Intel community has information which suggests Russia is laying the groundwork to fabricate a pretext for invading Ukraine. So this is actually an important point because it's something that I think will become increasingly relevant in Taiwan. We're almost guaranteed to see aggressive disinformation that will allow Russia to justify an innovation. And it may seem absurd from a western perspective, but putting false things online out there using deepfake technology to suggest things are happening on the ground that didn't happen. It's just enough to create confusion to delay our response or to fracture a unified response from the west or give countries that really don't want to get involved. Enough of the fig leaf not to get involved. Now think about that in the Taiwan context, right? If the chai comms made a move on Taiwan, what would you likely see? Well, cloned kitchen at AI has done some really good work on this. You'd probably see deepfake technology showing president Tsai surrendering in order to confuse the international community or showing PLA soldier securing the presidential compound just to delay our response. And again, it doesn't need to be a 100% believable or effective to work. It just needs to delay our response so that we can't search forces forward in time. And I think you're starting to see the same thing on the ground here in Ukraine. I mean, Putin's demands were completely unreasonable. The Biden administration is clinging to this foolish approach that just the threat of sanctions after the fact is somehow going to deter Putin and more to the point yesterday what did we see in the Senate? We saw Senate Democrats, the same ones who for four years lecture Republicans as being soft on Russia who tried to portray former president Donald Trump as a puppet of Russia, override Republicans attempt to impose sanctions for the nordstream two pipeline. So this is a gift to Russia. And all of these things conspire, I think, in my mind, to make a conflict more inevitable. Congressman, the United States has sent deputy Secretary of State Wendy. What do you want next from America Sherman over to negotiate? She's the one negotiated in part the 1994 giveaway to North Korea, the 2016 giveaway to Iran. She is a disaster at the negotiating table because she's a pushover. She's just a mark. And so it's like a signal that we're going to lose when you send deputy secretary Sherman anywhere. My question is, remember the Wehrmacht dropped German soldiers dressed as Polish soldiers into Poland prior to the blitzkrieg of Poland in the beginning stages of World War II. This is clearly what's going on. Do you believe that the United States and NATO now has with these cyberattacks this morning has sufficient causes by eye as we say in the international law of work, community, to strike back in cyber terms against the assets of Putin and his cronies that are held abroad and disintermediate them from their owners? Yes, a 100%. First of all, here though, you think I can't read the Chiron here, which says gloating packers said, where is that in terms of the bet? That's violating. I have no control over the Chiron. I don't know. A 100%. One thing that really concerns me is we've made a huge advances in cyber in the last 5 years. And general nakasian and his team have really sped up the decision making cycle, the so called ooda loop through which we approve and conduct offensive cyber operations, but we're still too slow. And more to the point our rumors right now that the Biden administration is actually going to make it more difficult in order to get offensive cyber ops approved by adding more people into the decision making process. That would be a massive mistake. We need to be doing this on a routine basis, and we especially need to be doing this in a specific context of Ukraine. And there's a theory out there that we shouldn't because cyber is inherently escalatory. That's totally bogus. And just look at the fact that Russia and China are constantly conducting cyber operations against us. And it's not devolving or escalating into nuclear war. So absolutely. If we don't already have robust, what's called defend forward teams out there working with Ukrainians, we need to surge more there immediately, again, another thing that will be relevant in a Taiwan context, we need to increase our cyber cooperation with Taiwanese defense forces as well. So absolutely. I believe we have enough of a pretext to do it and we have more capabilities that we can bring to bear on this fight. You know the left mocks what they do not want to happen. You have to say John corner on this show suggested reinvigorating lend lease for the Ukraine to the left mock that I suggested in The Washington Post that there are gaps in the Virginia teaching system. They ought to use retired military veterans including, especially officers to fill classrooms on a temporary basis. They mock that. They mock what they do not understand. I think we have to be deadly serious though about a related threat. Iran is threatening dozens of Americans. Dozens of Americans. And Jake Sullivan, God bless him and said, we will crush you if you hit.

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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

06:21 min | 1 year ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Legislature. Now senator, I originally set this up to talk to you about Ukraine. Because I don't think we are doing enough, and I know you are spending a lot of time dialed in on Ukraine. What should we be doing to deter Putin now? Well, we should be providing the Ukrainians. Everything they need in order to defend themselves and deter Russian aggression. One of the things we're looking at right now Hugh is the old Lin lease program that was used back in World War II, where the United States provided surplus ships, airframes, weapons and the like to Britain at a time when Britain was hanging on by a thread and at the time the FDR and the administration using the lend lease act provided $30 billion worth of equipment to other countries, including Britain, that would translate into $430 billion today. So this was a herculean effort. But nobody's talking about committing U.S. troops in Ukraine, but what we ought to do is to do everything within our capacity, be that arsenal of democracy, the FDR talked about in World War II to provide the Ukrainians, everything they need to deter and if necessary to defeat this aggression by Putin. Senator, that is a terrific idea. I remember that wonderful him and woke novel winds of war. A lot of it is pug Henry getting lend lease going all over the world when the United States was not yet into the fight because it was pre Pearl Harbor that that stay on the books or do you have to reauthorize a version of it to be able to airlift supplies in that kind of quantity and with that kind of speed? A lot of this is actually codifying authorities that the president really already has. But it would serve two purposes. One, we would streamline the old program, which tended to be fairly bureaucratic. And secondly, I think it sends an independent message to Putin that the United States Congress is on board when it comes to providing the Ukrainians, what they need to deter or defeat Russian aggression. I think what I'm concerned about is the administration is being fairly timid and talking about using sanctions, which I don't believe will work against Vladimir Putin. He didn't care about sanctions. We've been imposing sanctions after sanctions over the last few years. And he keeps on coming. This is about his dream of restoration of the Russian Empire. The old Soviet Union, which he called the dissolution of which he called one of the biggest tragedies in world history. So we know what he's doing. We just need to provide the Ukrainians the ability to stop them if possible and certainly send a message that we are united with our NATO allies and other freedom loving countries around the world to defeat that aggression by Vladimir Putin. Now deputy secretary Sherman of state gave a good speech before NATO yesterday, but her nickname on this show is deputy secretary Sherman. What more do you want from the United States? Because that's her middle name. She gave away everything in 1994. She gave away everything to the Iranians in the JCPOA. I don't believe she is an effective negotiator. Does she have you alarmed that she is over there leading the negotiations with the Russians? Well, I share your concern. And I share the Putin Putin is a very perceptive he's no dummy and he sees an opportunity here and he's going to pounce on it just like the Iranians see an opportunity to negotiate the JCPOA the joint comprehensive plan of action to allow them a pathway to nuclear weapons. So our adversaries recognize weakness and as Donald rumsfeld as famously said that weakness is provocative and that's a threat to stability that's a threat to peace. And that's why we need to be strong as Ronald Reagan's famously said peace through strength is the formula and we need to show some strength here in the face of this aggression in these threats. It's also no coincidence that deputy secretary Wendy what do you want from the United States next Sherman is also leading the Iranian negotiations about which there's a rumored quote breakthrough which will actually be a break out capacity for Iran. Senator cornyn, in terms of American troops, I want to emphasize, no one is talking about sending American troops to Ukraine. Your old friend and colleague in the Senate Jim talent last hour said, we had 5 brigades of American troops in NATO countries like Poland and the Baltics. We don't have the money. We don't have the force structure. Do you agree with them that we've got to up our actual commitment of troops to NATO countries, not Ukraine, but the NATO countries? Well, this is all about NATO and Putin's attempt to dismantle and render impotent NATO. And as you know, this is just the first step, just like it wasn't well, not the first step after Georgia, for example, in the invasion of the Crimea and occupation there. This is just an incremental step toward the dissolution of NATO. So anything we can do to support our NATO partners and allies, whether it's increased presence of American troops in those NATO countries to send a message that we are standing strong with NATO, I think would be positive. Last question, senator, I love the idea of reinvigorating lend lease because it brings in history it also clarifies makes it easy to explain to people. There are some serious Democrats and independents like Angus king on defense. Bob Menendez occasionally is serious about defense. Have any of them agreed with you on lend lease? We are in conversations with the number of our democratic Friends. And working this, we hope to have something that we can announce here within a week or so. Obviously, time is not on our side. We don't know what Putin's timetable is, but we do need to send a strong message over and above whatever message that the administration is sending that the United States Congress representing the American people is going to stand with Ukraine and provide them what they need to defend themselves. It's a great idea, John cornyn, thank you, senator for joining us and for promoting that in the Senate. Good luck to you in that cause. We'll keep our eye on it. It's really a great idea. Lend lease for this era, not just the last..

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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

04:07 min | 1 year ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"What is your take on what's going on there? I think they're going to reach an agreement. And I think that the agreement is going to be, however, they might dress it up. It's going to be actually less good than the previous agreement. And there was a leak, a White House leak that appeared in the Israeli press about 48 hours ago that said that in order to defend the new agreement, the Winehouse was going to put all of the blame on the previous president. And that's what's just going now with this was marked by fact. What could I say? Rather ham handed. I mean, you know that's a lie like that. But deputy secretary Sherman is in charge. And her nickname is Wendy, what do you want now, Sherman? And that goes back to every negotiation she's ever done. I'm surprised she doesn't walk out in a barrel when she's done of every negotiation. Michael, I got to ask you a different subject. I know what the Jewish agency is. I know you're a rumored to be one of the candidates to run the Jewish agency, which would be smart because you actually talk to people like me on shows like this about things that matter to Israel under the Jewish Diaspora. But would you explain to people why the Jewish agency is and why there isn't a new head of it since the last of it became president of Israel? We made it a couple of hours for this year. You got two minutes, but it's a wild story. It's a wild story and they're not very happy when it lasts. It's the largest Jewish class in the world that has a budget of about $1.5 billion. It runs programs in Israel around the world about Jewish education, alia, immigration to Israel, it actually does program for development of the Arab sector in Israel. If you go on Wikipedia, you'll see that dozens of dozen programs that the future agency funds and runs runs. It is the only organization that really links Israel to this for the huge living around the world. There's a chairman, the previous camera is now the president of Israel. We should first talk. He left last spring. And since then, the committee that is charged with replacing that German has been unable to reach an agreement who would replace him. And yes, I am one of the leading candidates. I like to think I am believing that it is. But on that committee that makes the choice, there can members 9 have to agree. There are right wingers and left wingers, religious people. Secular people, people from Israel, people from the United States and around the world. And they have not been able to reach an agreement. I do not understand why you would put forward political people for this job. Sharansky held this job, didn't he? He did he did, but yeah, it hurts like what had been the head of the Labor Party. And both both boujee conclusion and lessons are succeeded in elevating that position above politics. Now it's really been dragged back into politics quite. I think tragically, too, because at the time, we really need that that we should see. Is it hemorrhaging credibility in the opportunity to raise money? I mean, there's a lot of money going into philanthropy right now. I am amazed that the Jewish agency isn't focused on the outflow from people like America's billionaires and trying to net some of it. Well, this simply, what's happened here, I think has been very damaging to the two agencies reputation and then the number had been enhanced previously. And there are many calls in the state of business saying, what do we need this for? The government of Israeli democratic elected companies could do this just as well. I'll even better. Why do we need this? This is an organization that increase state Israel wasn't de facto government. The founder of our country has been the chairman of the Jewish agency. The founded in 1929 and many people here think this outlet is purpose. I don't. But I know that this process dragging on and it now looks like it's going to drag on and definitely has been really serious. It doesn't the new prime minister realized that reflects poorly on him, I would like to think so. I can't guarantee he has not taken a position strongly. His previous candidate was what can I say? He was me too. Well, I'll just tell you. I know what the Jewish agency is. I'm not Jewish, I think it is necessary, and I can't believe any organization goes 8 months without a leader. That's just really criminal..

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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"As we can. But strategic folly is under secretary deputy secretary Sherman's middle name. I mean, also, what do you want Wendy? She went to Korea in 1994 and we got that terrible deal. She went to Iran as part of the team in 2016. We got JCPOA. She is in the business of giving away American national interest. Is she not? I mean, she's a nice person, but she is an appeasement person. It is a close competition between Wendy Sherman and Susan rites of who is more closely connected to every democratic foreign policy debacle of the last 30 years. But your life that she has been in the middle of almost every bad week of teasing treaty or other agreement over the last 30 years. Blah, recruit and credit this crisis. He created from his actions over the last 15 years. He created it from his actions over the last three months. To enter into agreements like saying we would no longer deploy or even manufacture intermediate ranges, which are critical to in China or that we will hang our NATO allies dry in countries like Poland and Hungary and the Baltic states. In return for Vladimir Putin, simply putting his tanks and personnel carriers in reverse, something that he can obviously then reverse again in 6 months would be deeply unwise. Our policy, they simply, that's we will have massive massive economic consequences for Russia. Should they invade Ukraine? That should start with in the United States this week, by the way, Hugh, with Democrats voting as they did for four years in the Trump era to impose sanctions on the Nord stream through pipeline that can rush gas through the Baltic Sea to Germany. Last question, senator cotton, lots of Russian oligarchs. I mean, if you go to London, you can not not run into a Russian oligarch. There are everywhere in Europe. Ought they to be expelled at their money to be disintermediated, and should we blink out some of Putin's money abroad, which we know where it is, Andrew pic just confirmed that for me, somebody Rick grinnell, before they do anything as kind of a shot across the bow so that they know we're serious because this gang does not ever reputation for being serious. Yeah, so there's always good reasons to try to sanction and clawback a lot of the ill gotten gains of the gangster oligarch who surrounded the Putin regime for 20 years now. I think a shot across the Dow might send the right signal. Again, that's something that's always called for given the aggression of Putin and his cronies against the United States against our partners in the west invading countries. Assassinating their targets on our soil interfering with our democratic processes. And so forth. Senator Tom cotton always a pleasure to speak with you senator happy new year to you and I don't know that Arkansas football is coming back, but I hope we see you in a championship game. Before I go to heaven, which could get 30 years there, senator, you got some time. All right, thank.

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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"The rampaging COVID outbreaks across China are just another reason why these games should not receive. This happened before you remember the Tokyo games were postponed in the summer of 2020 to the summer of 2021. If the summer games can be moved, given they are many times larger and more complicated than the winter games. Surely the winter games can be delayed. And then ultimately moved as well. At a minimum, would not our CDC demand an opportunity to examine on the ground and sit to whatever it is that is rampaging its long march through China. Because I don't believe the Chinese Communist Party nobody should. Well, you shouldn't believe the Chinese Communist Party. They have live repeatedly throughout this pandemic. They continue to lie today. But this is part of my concern about the Biden administration's lack of a plan. They are basically at the Chinese Communist Party's. They are subject to Chinese Communist Party decisions on who they will let in. On basic security, you mean like law enforcement officers who are there to keep our athletes safe in the Olympic village. And I'll just say that that is not adequate, so they're certainly no chance the Chinese are going to let in scientists from our CDC or other agencies in the government, given how much they have worked to cover up the origins and the trajectory of this virus. Again, China has for two years that essentially they've had no COVID cases. Everyone knows that's not the case. Everyone knows that the omelet variant is rampaging across China as it is across the rest of the world. China's vaccines are almost totally ineffective against it. So this is a very perilous situation, which we're putting our athletes. We should do it. In fact, the IOC shouldn't perceive these games. They should not. Let me turn to Russia yesterday, deputy secretary Sherman emerged from a meeting with her counterpart in Russia. And an outset and floated that we are considering suspending WarGames and reentering the INF. This is appeasement in my view. Now, admiral staff read us in a polite disagreement. He says, if you don't give up territory, it's not appeasement. I think this is appeasement. What do you think senator cotton? I think it is a pavement. Vladimir Putin is solely responsible for the crisis on Ukraine's borders. Putin is also the reason why we have, for instance, a larger rotational presence conducting exercises in Poland and the bulk of countries. Remember Q that only started after he invaded annex Crimea in 2014 and then continued to invade eastern Ukraine. There's a reason why the polls and the Baltic states wanted more NATO troops conducting exercises on their territory. It was because of Vladimir Putin's behavior. The go ahead. I was just going to say, and it's furthermore, it would be strategic folly of the highest order to reenter the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty. So you remember, that was a treaty between the United States and Soviet Russia that said that we would not deploy intermediate range Russell missiles to Europe. We wouldn't even manufacture them. Russia was violating that treaty by manufacturing intermediate range missiles. So we were the only country in the world that was willingly depriving ourselves of this very potent strike capability. And the consequence of it was not seen in Europe, it was seen in the Pacific. Where China has built thousands of missiles that can target Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Guam, and we had nothing. So reentering the INF treaty simply to get glider and Putin to pull back his troops in Ukraine border would be a strategic folly of the first degree in the Pacific where we need to build missiles and deploy them into the western Pacific as fast as.

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"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

06:18 min | 1 year ago

"deputy secretary sherman" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Them. That's truly remarkable. Byron York, thank you, my friend, maybe I'll see you on special report tonight. Sometimes I'm on with Byron. Follow him on Twitter at Byron York follow me to the next segment America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Wouldn't you wonder if walking back America to you at ease we had to find a Woodstock bomb for admiral? James stabb reedus returned the United States Navy, what better than Crosby's still national young wooden ships? I'm not sure you've ever been in a wooden ship. Have you admiral? Of course I have. Many times, starting with my freshman year at the naval academy, your plea beer. They put you on wooden sailboats and off you go. We did pretty deep sea work between there in Bermuda over the years. And more importantly, Hugh, I've sailed on the USS constitution. Oh, of course. Commissioned warship in the world over 200 years old. It was a one day sale out into Boston harbor and back, but she got underway and spread sail and it was a beautiful thing. Old ironsides, one place I always took people on the freedom trail. Admiral, I want to talk to you about the U.S. Russian negotiations. I've only met Wendy Sherman once. I'm sure you know the deputy Secretary of State very well. She was very nice to talk to at the Aspen defense form. She's in talks right now with the deputy secretary with the deputy foreign minister whose name is I want to make sure I get it right. Yeah. And she floated the idea of limiting our missiles and WarGames. Well, Hugh Hewitt says that, and that's appeasement. What does admiral James staff read as think about that? Well, one person's appeasement is another person's negotiation, I suppose. But I do think there is trade space in this zone of missiles, both long-range, where I should say medium range cruise missiles and also more controversially the missile defense systems in Eastern Europe, which we put in place. These are Aegis as in the same ones that are on our Aegis warships. Their land based and their design not to go against Russian missiles, but to go against Iranian long-range ballistic missiles. The Russians believe those are implanted as a threat to their strategic forces, very controversial issue. We're not going to settle it in this broadcast. But I think there is a reasonable conversation we had between the U.S. and Russia about missile systems. And by the way, I do know ambassador Wendy Sherman very well. She is who we want in the chair. She's very technical, very astute, knows the issues down to the absolute nugget she negotiated strategic arms control. She is known very well in Russia and very respected. So no resolution yesterday, Hugh, but what we ought to be doing is trying to find some areas where we can at least continue the conversation to avoid an invasion. Now, admiral, I want to depersonalize this because I don't like to bring people's friends into that. Ambassador Sherman then was involved in the 1994 nuclear talks in North Korea, which did not go our way and the 2016 Iran talks, which I don't think went our way, but you were, I think, okay with, in any event, when Russia moves up a 100,000 troops and threatens to invade, and we start offering up what they want. War games, especially the INF treaty, which we abrogated under Trump. I look at that and say, she's under orders from the president and secretary blinken. I'm not going to blame deputy secretary Sherman. But that's extraordinarily weak. And it's sent to the world the same sort of signals that were sent in the 30s to the totalitarian regimes then. I'm going to disagree with you on that one as follows. The signals we are sending are, I think pretty strong. And I think we will follow through on them. A massive economic sanctions threats to significantly Ukrainian insurgency diplomatic sanction for Russia around the globe. I think those are pretty significant. And the fact that we have an implemented them yet is something we could debate right now. But I would say it's better to threaten those sanctions. Hope you can get Russia to then back down. But I think we would both agree if Russia does cross that border in anger. It's going to require significant response across all three of the zones I just mentioned. All right, now I agree with that last point, but I want to go back academically in the czechoslovakian crisis of 1938, Churchill called it an unmitigated disaster in a defeat because concessions were made after Hitler made threats. So Putin moves a 100,000 trips to the border. If we make any concessions at all, what intellectually separates that from the 38 39? Territory, territory. In other words, for your analogy to be complete, we would have to say to the Russians, you know what? Go ahead and take the Don best. You can have that Russian speaking section, take it, it's yours. It would also be capitulation on Crimea. If we were to say, you know what? We'll give in on Crimea. We'll say that that is Russia. That kind of territorial capitulation is what occurred, for example, when Chamberlain came back, waving around the infamous document and said peace in our time. It was because he actually gave up territory. I don't think this administration has any intention of doing that nor should they, and if they did, I'd be the one arguing the loudest against doing so. How would you use the a word at that point? I helped me out the a word. Appeasement. Oh, certainly. All right. 38 to give up territory and it would be appeasement today to give up territory. And I do not sense a shred.

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China Sanctions Wilbur Ross and Others, Responding to Hong Kong Warnings

All Things Considered

01:49 min | 1 year ago

China Sanctions Wilbur Ross and Others, Responding to Hong Kong Warnings

"Fresh sanctions on a handful of US individuals. It's retaliation for sanctions the bite and administration imposed on Chinese officials last week. Over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong. Its latest attack comes just days before a visit to China by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and US China ties are already tense, though, as NPR's John Ruit reports there is no sign China's sanctions will derail the visit. Sanctions are the first imposed by China under a new law passed in June, which facilitates retaliation for foreign sanctions. Among those it hits a former Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, and the China director at Human Rights Watch Sophie Richardson. For years, Beijing's responded to US sanctions and tariffs with tit for tat measures in Beijing's calculation, it had to respond to the US Bonnie Lynn, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says doing so before Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's trip makes sense would disappear better if it happened a couple days after Deputy Secretary Sherman's trip that she says might risk being interpreted as a signal that the meeting didn't go well. And Sherman will be the most senior U. S official to travel to China since President Biden took office. Relations are at their worst in decades. But there's speculation that the trip could start to lay the groundwork for a meeting sometime this year between Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. There is a desire to be able to showcase that the two world leaders can work together and part of that is being able to meet and discuss issues they agree on as well as those where they have differences, and I really hope As we see more of these incidents is on either side that they won't derail progress towards the usual meeting because both sides, she says, have significant incentives for Biden and she to meet sooner rather than later. John Ruijin

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