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Berlin-Tel Aviv 2036 Olympics Would Be ‘a Mark of Reconciliation’
"Come to the promised. Podcast brought to you on t. Lv one the voice of the city. That was just proposed as a possible venue for the twenty thirty six olympics which will be the thirty sixth modern olympics now that the international olympic committee just decided that the thirty fifth olympiad in twenty thirty two will be in brisbane australia. The twenty thirty six games are now for bid. The proposal was floated. in last. week's berliner morgenpost in a column written by franck koale ski a lead organizer of the two thousand and eighteen european track and field championships in berlin and ricard ming. The president of the german olympic association. The two men began by observing. What maybe obvious that berlin could not host the twenty thirty six games because berlin hosted the nineteen thirty six weeks which were by then german. Chancellor adolf hitler and held in stadiums festooned with swastikas. You may remember. There was some unpleasantness back. Then so berlin is out or is it. Kurowski wrote quote so why not send a completely new strong signal of peace and reconciliation in twenty thirty six a signal that does not hide from history but takes up the responsibility that comes from it. It would be such a signal. If and israel apply together more precisely berlin and tel aviv with the sailing and surfing competitions on the eastern mediterranean but also with other sports such as beach volleyball in israel's lively metropolis as a clear signal of how responsibility arises from
Rise in global COVID19 infections for fourth week in a row
"Kevin nineteen confirmed cases. Continue to rise around the world for a fourth consecutive week with around three point. Three million new cases reported in the past seven day period the u. n. health agency said on wednesday. The number of new deaths reported leveled off after a six-week decrease with just over sixty thousand new deaths reported the european region and the americas continue to account for nearly eight in ten of all cases and deaths the only region to report a decline in new deaths was the western pacific. Deaths fell by nearly a third compared to the previous week. There was also a notable increase in the number of new infections in southeast asia the western pacific europe and the eastern mediterranean according to the world health organization's weekly epidemiological update brazil. So a three percent rise in infections with five hundred eight thousand new cases france sought two hundred and four thousand eight hundred forty new infections. A twenty six percent rise and india recorded two hundred and forty thousand new cases a sixty two percent spike. Glibly there have been more than one hundred and twenty three point. Four million confirmed cases of covid nineteen including two point. Seven million deaths. Four hundred and three million vaccine. Doses have been administered.
What's the truth behind Amazonian women warriors?
"From andrine. Mayors the amazon's quote one thing. Everyone seems to think they know about amazon's that the name has something to do with only having one breast so they could easily fire an arrow or curl of spear. That's everything i know about amazon's good news. You don't know anything about amazon's. I think you'll find do truth. Turns out while we've all heard that it is ultimately nonsense. Anyone who's seen hunger games or done any non sausage fest archery knows that the ladies can tuck that jazz enough to not boob up the works for the archaeological record. That'll there are thousands of greek artworks depicting warrior women with both boobs whatever. The the translation of amazon meaning without breast was actually in an invention of greek historian heliconius in the fifth century bc. Wait the word. Amazon means without breast. That i actually did not know a from the greek meaning a as without Maison well basically. He shoehorned altogether. Yeah so maison was really close to the greek word for breasts from which we get modern words memory right okay okay. So a without masan breast put them together and what. You've got amazon. No boobs and quick delivery so there you go but it turns out that was not not a true. Even this is contemporaries called him on that. There's writing in his era where people were just like. Yeah i know him. And he's kind of turkey or are you talking about sir fox news right so it turns out that you can totally have both boobs and still be a bad ass in the field. So the greeks were obsessed with the idea of legendary warrior women so much so that any grecian hero assault would have to face them from hercules. Twit kelly's to the whole lot. They pop up everywhere. Yeah yeah right. I mean you know when you've got a when you've got to fight a lady and prove that you're a big worrier e worrier you look for yourself and in tiffany or diana zena. They often gave the location of the amazons. As the eastern mediterranean on the steps of your asia and indeed warrior graves have been found there and once we invented dna testing accurate bio archaeological analysis. We stop calling them all dudes. Yeah turns out doing a quick recount about one third of those buried with spears or knives or visible war wounds. Were women that's kind of cool. Yeah pretentious us to not think otherwise. We wouldn't want those dainty is to have to throw a spear i mean there wasn't bones in her womb so she wasn't pregnant woman. What else would you do that. No so it turns out that. Today we attribute the graves to the safin nomads. Whose women fought alongside their men well into the modern era. Ooh well okay. No andro match. He did but but less so for the rest of them. Oh well try. That was an old guard joke. Which if you haven't read slash watched you definitely should
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Of government waste. From 2020 there, enough here out carried over till tomorrow, too. Your government spent 1,471,000. $617 to try to get eastern Mediterranean youth to stop smoking Hookah That's Money well spent, and another $3,125,768 to interview San Franciscans about they're edible cannabis use That lovely. Mm. Do you get $600 from your government? So what do you complaining about Tom and Annapolis? Welcome to the program. Good morning. I want to thank you. Thank you, Producer and call screener for taking my call, and I really enjoyed Beverly's call of about a half hour ago. But my biggest grievance or gripe right now is exactly what I wrote on emails about a week ago. The tree huggers, and he left over hippies of my generation baby boomers. You know, they voted for they voted or cheated for biting and they're going to get exactly what they wish they wouldn't get. And that's gonna be Big war looming, and here's why I predicted in my email, the weaker soul go That because Joe Biden is Sina such a classic leader if you want to use that word. The Iranians, the North Koreans, the Russians and Chinese, they're going to start pressing against there. You know, expansionist goals or whatever and two forces that's already come true. The Iranian backed terrorists, uh, sent eight rockets toward the American Embassy in Baghdad because they can't wait till Biden leaves. And then, On the other hand, China is setting her burgeoning Chinese navy fleet, including a new carrier to the Taiwan Strait. So I hope I'm wrong, but I think When you see a weakling and power, they're gonna push on him like that time. I promise you if our enemies get aggressive against our allies, Joe Biden will deliver a poorly delivered Strongly worded, moderately worded speech. On the topic and that'll learn him. It's like nobody wants a good talking to so there's definitely Taiwan is going to be safe because China While their desires of the last 75 years are one thing, the fear of being lectured by Joe Biden for about a good five minute speech is going to be far too much for them to take. I appreciate the phone call. Let's get to Fred in Baltimore. Hello, Fred. Read their bread's not there. Him and Perry Hall, are you there? Allows like Hello, Kim. Happy Festivus to you. Happy Festivus to you to Kim. I miss you so much on W B A L. I don't I don't forever One day it's like you were gone. Well, every prisoner gets paroled Kim, every prisoner gets paroled. I know, I know. But anyway, my husband wants to say something. This is Mike. Okay, Mike. Happy Festivus, The happy festival. My complaint is directed. And this is directly that John Roberts, but basically this code is the Supreme Court, the United States. Why on earth they dropped this Texas case. That would have hurt the direction of this country and why they're dragging their feet on the appeal to the Pennsylvania case. They get paid a lot of money to handle these cases and for them to count power down because they're afraid of riots to me is just It's on a heard of it. You've got to also understand that they're they're terrified of being seen as political, which they end up looking political, just the other direction. They're supposed to do their job without regard to those considerations, and sooner or later, and it'll probably be in the Pennsylvania case of the one brought by my friend Sean Parnell. It has to be Um They have to weigh in. They have to clarify this. They have to declare they have to point out and rightly so that look, you cannot change the rules through Executive order or through judges decrees for elections. You can't it'll likely mean that this past election will stand. But you can't do it. And the Supreme Court is the only one who the only body we have that can actually make that decree and make it stick. And so it be nice if they did it now. But they also are scared to death of being seen his political. I appreciate the phone call in the kind words I just want to get everybody in while they're they're getting is good. Leslie in Ellicott City. Hello, Leslie. Leslie. No, Leslie. How about Rosalie in Baltimore? You Europe. Welcome. Oh, thank you. You are so intelligent and I'm with you grateful for your broadcast. Just wanna bless me to get my wife on the phone really? Quickly. Okay. What? Your wife's a lucky lady or intelligent man, Your Children in your family, Um Our system. No wonder Lady Justice has a blind fold on the way are just system is right now. But the Democrats another word for Democrats, their demo gods. You know, you know they're they're elitist. Um, there Devil followers, and I'm really, um I really feel to quote Thomas Paine that these air times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the Suns shine patriot will and in these crisis is shrink from the service of his country. I say real Americans Real Patriots hold onto the relief even in hard times. Will stand up, Speak up, Speak out and fight for what is right. Amen. Yeah, give me liberty or give me death, as Patrick Henry said, and God is the great equalizer And we just got a very self obsessed, greedy, greedy, greedy society and they better wake up because we are The world leader, and we better stand up for what is right. It's never right to do a wrong and it's never wrong to do a right. You should have some John Philip Sousa music under years you speak. I appreciate the phone call. Have a merry Christmas and a happy Festivus, And that was beautiful. I don't know to go out on one last little note to go out on those tomorrow We'll be back here. We'll look back at all of 2020 and then Pat McDonough will take you through the new year and I'll be back after that. But S so all your grievances will still be relevant. Tomorrow We'll look back at the whole year of garbage, various clips and whatever. But just know that your government Sending you $600 spent $1.246 million to try to get adults to stop watching so much TV. Yeah, government has their priorities. Democrats have their priorities. None of them. Are you Thank you for listening. Happy Festivus will see you tomorrow. Jesse Kelly here filling in for Bill O'Reilly. It's Wednesday, December 23rd 2020,.
Chevron CEO says company is embracing, investing in a lower carbon energy system
"What's best performing sector since election day. You'll never believe it energy and we talked about energy. I mean fossil fuels with multiple co vaccines. Right around the corner. The economy will soon be able to reopen which means more demand for oil and gas ray of yours. No i'm not a fan of this industry anymore. I think the long-term press but posthumous have gotten grimmer but there are two fossil fuel stocks that i still consider investable one of them is chevron the big integrated the king of the oils the best of the best chevrons held up surprising well during the pandemic. And it's got a powerful safe dividend of five point seven percent. The only problem the stock is now thirty five percent in the last six weeks. So kennedy keep climbing. Let's take a closer look with mike. He's the chairman ceo of chevron corporation. Get clear picture of the industry and his company said mr. Moore's welcome demand money jim. It's good to be with you all right so you got to solve this for me. As long as i've been in the business always one company that was the best and it wasn't as yours. It was a company called back son. There are a lot of others that were doing. Well now they're chevron and there really is everybody else everybody else being companies. I'm worried about the dividend that article in production. That aren't conservative. What happened to chevron at the other guy should have listened to well jim. Different companies have made different choices as As we came into this and as as we've gone through this so have changed their dividend policies. Some of changed their strategy. Some of change their financial priorities. We haven't our dividend to secure as you mentioned are balance is strong our strategies are intact and there's no they can count on us so we were we were well prepared as As we went through the cycle. And i think that people realize that we've been constant at a time when many others have changed. Now you'll have when it's necessary been aggressive for instance. You were very aggressive in the gulf of mexico drilling wells that are going to produce oil for year. They don't run out those wells. I mean that's just something that you did. Everybody else went away from it. How did she have the dish do that. Jim it's a long term business. Demand for energy in the world is enormous seven and a half billion people on the planet today. By twenty forty there will be nine billion in all of them deserve the things that affordable reliable energy can provide. so we've got to take a long view on investments and at the same time you've got to take a short view in terms of being prepared for markets that are very volatile and unpredictable. So it's an and world actually have to do both. We have to look out the front window. Twenty years down the road and we look out the window of the house today and see what's going on the world today and manage our way through both of those. Let go out twenty years. You bought a company called no one. None well terrific. I visited leviathan. It's an incredible field in metro. Train off the coast of israel. I could see a visionary saying you know what it's time to disenfranchise gas prom company bringing its gas to the west and make it. So there's a pipeline from israel all the way up through central europe and that could be something that's a twenty five year project pie in the sky. Well that's certainly one of the opportunities to commercialise. What is a large gas resource in the waters of the eastern mediterranean office. Real right now at feeds markets in israel egypt and jordan their opportunities to take liquefied natural gas to other markets and certainly longer term. These types of resources often lend themselves to infrastructure developments to feed market. Europe is not not far away so those are all options to commercially develop that resource and supply markets in an affordable reliable manner. So that that's the type of thing that our company does really well and it's a long term view that we have to have to sustain our company at the same time. I've noticed that you need to be able to have common ground with whoever's in the white house. I'm not going to try to say you have to do this do that. Because you're reasonable person. Have come up with it. But if you have a really aggressive. Climate change president and team. Is it perhaps possible that they make it. So that you that you're not able to enjoy your own properties. Well jim we've been in business for over one hundred forty years we've worked with republican administrations with democrat administrations with split government with unified government. And we always start with common ground. Government wants economic development and prosperity for its people and governments want a cleaner environment We look for the common ground and there's always common ground because we're critical part of the economy. We may not agree. One hundred percent with any given administration on everything. But there's usually much more we're aligned on than we're different have different views on and then we sit down at the table and we work our way through those things. We've got different points of view and that's exactly what we expect to do. with this administration and every other one that follows but mike how do you sit down with fund. Managers younger financials. You say you know what we're about trying to be carbon neutral even make it so carbon negative so to speak so chevron can never be a holding embarrassed and better. How much do you think that works good. And they have great dividend policy. We can own what happens if too many managers start thinking that way. Well jim what managers really want out of our industry and out of our company. It's better returns and boil our strategy down to four simple words. Higher returns lower carbon. And we need to do both. And we need to find ways to invest in things that are good for shareholders and also good for the environment if we do just just invest and things are good for the shareholders and ignore the environment. That's not sustainable. And if all we do is invest in things that have an environmental case and they don't create value and returns for shareholders. That's not sustainable. Either so we sit down with portfolio managers of all ages and all levels of experience and talk about how to deliver higher returns and lower carbon That's what people. I think that's been investors are looking for well. How about another way to look at it. Some people feel jim. Do not see the future. Do you not see tesla. Do you not see the hydrogen fuel cells. Judah there's no room in portfolio because it's going to happen fast than you think you think the demands big al twenty thirty years. Probably the way. I too but they feel no mike they feel. It's gone away. Fashion than you. And i think and that has caused me to pull in my horns about a group i really like. Would you have we embrace a lower carbon future. We expect lower carbon energy system. In fact the energy systems always been moving towards lower carbon hundred. And fifty years ago cole came along a displaced would eat and then you had oil and gas and then you had nuclear hydro wind solar hydrogen now. The energy systems always been in transition. And we're investing today in. I'll give you an example renewable natural gas if you've ever driven by dairy farm or a feed lot. There's there's a certain aroma that you you may recall We're actually capturing the waste products from dairy farms now fermenting the those products to create the natural gas product cleaning it up moving it into a pipeline so it can displace fossil fuels so we reduce methane emissions and we create a salable renewable product. So we're investing in things like that. We're investing in nuclear fusion. we're investing in hydrogen. We're investing technologies that can scale and make a real difference and be part of a carbon energy system. This is the history of our company. And i believe it's the future of putting a hydrogen fuel cells all of your incredible gas stations. How about making that statement saying to the rest of the industry and all the espn enthusiasts. Look we are doing something right now. That's economic but it is gonna kill it in the five six years you could do that. Might your this and you've got the balance what we're working on these kinds of things. Jim we come back to. It's an world we've got to have higher returns and lower carbon and so we've gotta find things that work for shareholders and work for the environment and that's exactly what we're working on so i think i think you're going to see our company and you'll see others in our industry that continue to find solutions and this is a challenge that is too big for any one company anyone industry or anyone one country in the world to completely address We're gonna work in partnership with others and continue to advance the you know the state of the energy system which will only grow. Well mike. you've always been the you've been the voice of reason. Your company's been the scientific company all along people should know that chevron has always had the most scientists and engineers at the top might worth chairman. Ceo of chevron sir.
Erdogan calls on Turks to boycott French products
"Talks president recipe type Erdogan has called for a boycott on French goods as tensions between the two countries rise after President Emmanuel macron called for a French Islam. This follows the beheading of teacher in France after he showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published by the Satirical magazine. Charlie. Ever. Let's cross to Istanbul to join the journalist I login Yuck. Leeann also on the line is Philip Malia professor of French and European politics at University College London. Island let's start with you. Why is Turkey so upset? Well the magazine this week published a cover that depicts a caricature of president are due on and suggesting that he's a bit hypocritical about his religious beliefs. He's drinking a can of beer and he's lifting. The skirt of an Islamic garb. So that is Let us set off a firestorm among our close circle They're accusing them accusing the magazine of insulting and have actually sued the magazine for libel. It is a crime in Turkey publishable a punishable by up to four years in prison to insult the president. So that has been the latest twist. In this in the spat, but they've also putting a ban on French goods. That's correct that stems from President Macron's a recent pledges to. Ensure. That Islam does not affect the French way of life and French values describe that as a relaunch of the Crusades an attempt to Spread like cancer the Islamic phobia that already exists in Europe according to Don So there, but the dispute doesn't just start there between Turkey and France on they are at odds over a number of issues including the war in Libya and including the search for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean as well as the conflict in Nagorno-karabakh. Absolutely, and we'll come back to those in a moment. I just want to bring Felipe here to talk about what my chronic said. I mean he's saying that he's been misquoted. Yes I think that that's what he says and to to be fair in this Ongoing Saga Domestic Saga in France that is around the shaggy bill cartoons the latest of course, the latest terrorist attacked a couple of weeks ago. This teacher who was beheaded in France by terrorists the the trial shall you do are all taking place as we speak, but there's a lot of things going on and to be fair my call has always been has has never been the hotline in this. In this debate about the cartoons is a bit more of a solo rather than. So in a sense, it's been unsound aim to be to be branded suddenly the most Islamophobic person in fraud I don't think used to be fair but the issues for sure it's been misquoted in a sense i. think he said, yes that they were issues with Islam. which probably was a rather undiplomatic way of putting things to wealth stage. I think he's presented essentially the new bill on socal separatism, which is quite controversial in France and probably. Is, yes implicitly targets in the Muslim population in France but it's true that if French I'll probably surprised how at ten suddenly the sued relationships and and how the sort of tension has related between the two countries of late. To. Be Fair that the two men have been at loggerheads for a long time so it seems on the train side. For advil hand, it's almost protects the those at the story of the call tunes because inside the being as your guests. Until you have just said, there's been real geopolitical issues and disputes between the two countries for one now. Yes. Well, I wonder how much of this also has to do with Turkey's domestic politics I mean we know that there's a huge economic crisis is this a diversionary tactic? It certainly helps distract people from the issues surrounding the economy and our one has been accused of using any number of foreign problems to distract his voters This in particular might resonate because the fact that it's religion and this is something that people hold. So close to their hearts on think that people are filing necessarily know every twist and turn. Of the issue. But when they hear of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine, they might recall the images of the Prophet that the magazine published previously and that. Sir. Association. So when are two one talks about insulting Islam that's what comes to mind. Not The fact that published an image of political leader on the cover and so if bob he does have an impact. You know anything to get people's minds off of the fact that the jobless rate is soaring. The currency in Turkey has lost about forty percent of value this year against the dollar There's real economic pain here. So the certainly can help can help change the debate now.
Turkey extends controversial Mediterranean gas exploration
"Turkey says is extending a gas exploration mission in the eastern Mediterranean that has caused tensions with grease in recent months in a fresh notices shipping in the area issued late Saturday, Turkey said the seismic survey vessel would operate in the area south of the Greek island of Rhodes until November.
Tensions simmer over Northern Cyprus' plan to reopen Varosha
"In nineteen seventy, four intervention by Turkish military forces after Greek inspired coup in Cyprus the famous Borussia Resort region was shut down over one hundred hotels with a bed capacity of ten thousand has been empty. No forty six years United Nations Security Council resolution states that the ghost. Count Ghost town. Can only be resettled by its original inhabitants. But now the Turkish. Separate Prime Minister has announced that the beaches there will open today causing much consternation from Cyprus and Greece one, hundred Lucinda Smith. The eastern will correspondent for the Times joins me now Hannah. Thanks thanks for coming on. Can you remind us of the events leading up to the closing of the region? Show well, of course, Cyprus in Nineteen, seventy, four, a war broke out but really the tensions on the been going on for more than a decade already between the two communities. The Greek speaking community on the Turkish speaking community. Now, in nineteen seventy four, what happened was that backed by Greece the Greek Cypriots tend to do. In response to that the Turkish army INVADED IN THE NORTH And progress down to the South and actually the line that they take. Shami was planning to progress to stops just north of Rocha. Rocha shouldn't have been part of the part of the territory take. Mohtashami. But they did in fact, take it. Well, it didn't do was opening up again to the public. They kept originally kind of bargaining chip hyping to sort of extract some concessions from the Greek separate side using this kind of faulting chip of Rocha. But she what's happened is that for forty six years, it's remained behind barbed wire, its military zone, the only people who are allowed. That are Turkish military personnel I'm very occasionally U. N. personnel now. On the did kind few images that we've seen coming from. This is really kind of striking quite eerie. Once, very, very lavish resort place where people like Elizabeth Taylor and severe ran went on holiday. Now just completely crumbling to dust. So what are the latest developments? So actually totta are the north separate prime minister announced. August. That the Russia was going to be redeveloped and reopened. Now this is something entirely near this is who come up cyclically disgust every so often. And so in a way. You know again it's you know one of these ideas and they'll never come to fruition. But as you said on Tuesday nights totta made the announcement while he was nine crowd that is going to be open today, not the whole town, just the beachfront But the really significant thing about this is that that was just five days away from the presidential elections in no Cypress scheduled to be held on Sunday Ersan Tatars candidate in those elections and I think the really interesting thing you mentioned that it's this announcements is met with a huge amount of opposition from. A Greek Cypriots and from Greece is also met with quad loss of opposition from Turkey separates as well It says caused the government of North. Cyprus a coalition government collapsed to one junior partner said it was pulling out that coalition and so her fide by this kind of sudden announcement and submit Prank and I think you know lots of people that know Cypress particularly Essen Tatas political opponents thing. But he's really using this as a kind of political stunt to give him the edge in Sunday's elections but I mean it's illegal isn't it? How does Turkey justify it? It. Is Legal Yeah as you said, according to the UN if anyone's going to be resettled in Russia, they have to be the original residents, most of whom were Greek separates. Now thought present factors has recognized the ship of the proper does the commission up. To, look into how the original owners of properties in brochure could be compensated Most of those people wanted some kind of compensation. Some wanted their properties back. But yeah. The fact is you know if any redevelopment of that town is going take place, there's this two major issues in all Cyprus firstly is the town the for forty six years has just been crumbling into the ground. It's GonNa take music. You're going to have to be kind of a demolished and reconstructed which might work, and secondly that is an she is going to cost Cyprus huge amounts of money if they want to do this in the kind of legal and proper way, and let's not forget the no. Cypress's is a country this only recognized by Ankara, it's pretty widely embargoed eighty four. For its economic survival is much propped up by Ankara saying it's places kind of ready access to to the funds needed to do something like this. So I think the question amongst. People position or is this just an election stunt? Is The beach just going to be open for feed is a member. She was just going to be closing lucky walls before a finally Hannah. How this feed into Turkeys dispute with European Union members Cypress and Greece territorial rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Yes sure I mean I think it's coincidence that is nouncement was made in Ankara. The obviously, no cypresses almost entirely dependent on anchor for it survivor. Essen Tatars. I said is the is kind of anchors favored consciousness elections, but we'll see this is why dispute going on in Syria and Cyprus and in the eastern Mediterranean more broadly which she the tickets very much. The House of it's about the converged UNSEE gas. It's about maritime sovereign say on that those people down over the past few weeks rather still not been resolved and I. Think this is hugely emotional for for separates greek-cypriots particularly, and it's just another thing I. think no guide to sort of. Prolong this arguments this maritime arguments niece.
Pompeo pledges US support to ease Greece-Turkey dispute
"Visiting Greece. He tweeted today in recognition of young poor. I am honored to pay my respects. At the Jewish Museum, which commemorates the city's once vibrant Jewish community. The U. S remains committed to fighting anti Semitism and promoting religious tolerance and freedom. This is what it sounded like. At the Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki. In Greece. It honors 46,000. Jewish residents deported and killed at German Nazi death death can stir in World War Two secretary state Mike Pompeo They're on a on a visit. He is also visiting Italy, the Holy See in Croatia. During this trip through October 2nd. He also addressed another issue, pledging to use US diplomatic and military influence in the region to try Tio ese. A dispute between Greece and Turkey. Both members of NATO over energy writes in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. And they're also reports that when he
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on Inside Europe
"A Turkish warship conducting a live fire exercise in the latest ratcheting up of tensions with Greece in the contested eastern Mediterranean. . Two Week exercise is being held close to Greek warships conducting their own naval drills. . Now up kit is noted Hukou did it is Turkish President Tiber one is ramping up his nationalist rhetoric accusing Greece of banditry and piracy. . Turkish naval exercise is the latest in a tit for tat escalation of bilateral tensions. . In response, , to Athens, , deployment of soldiers on a Greek island close to Turkish, , territory Turkish presidential adviser Professor Mess with Chechen warns that Athens is playing a dangerous game. . This is a kind of the testing Turkey. . Please do not try testing. Turkey . we are. Crazy . nation. . and. . No. . One can be estimated response one day. . So we can wait we can patient but one day our answer will be very bad. . I may be say as. . Military people is unacceptable. . The discovery of Voss natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean has unleashed a scramble for energy and with it the unfreezing of decades-long territorial dispute between visas doric. . Greece accuses Turkey of searching for energy in its sovereign waters both countries of deploy their navies. . The back that conflicting demands of a vast waves
Greece, Turkey agree to talks over Eastern Mediterranean, NATO says
"A Turkish warship conducting a live fire exercise in the latest ratcheting up of tensions with Greece in the contested eastern Mediterranean. Two Week exercise is being held close to Greek warships conducting their own naval drills. Now up kit is noted Hukou did it is Turkish President Tiber one is ramping up his nationalist rhetoric accusing Greece of banditry and piracy. Turkish naval exercise is the latest in a tit for tat escalation of bilateral tensions. In response, to Athens, deployment of soldiers on a Greek island close to Turkish, territory Turkish presidential adviser Professor Mess with Chechen warns that Athens is playing a dangerous game. This is a kind of the testing Turkey. Please do not try testing. Turkey we are. Crazy nation. and. No. One can be estimated response one day. So we can wait we can patient but one day our answer will be very bad. I may be say as. Military people is unacceptable. The discovery of Voss natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean has unleashed a scramble for energy and with it the unfreezing of decades-long territorial dispute between visas doric. Greece accuses Turkey of searching for energy in its sovereign waters both countries of deploy their navies. The back that conflicting demands of a vast waves
Tripoli crown: the battle for Libya
"Yesterday Germany hosted an international conference aimed at bringing peace and stability to Libya for actors said they would again respect an arms embargo after nine months of intense fighting. The summit failed to secure a lasting ceasefire the conflict in Libya has festered. Ever since Moammar Gaddafi was toppled in two thousand eleven margin. McShane is are Middle East editor today on one inside you have the. UN backed government in Tripoli on the other you have Khalifa Dr a renegade commander who controls much of the east and south of the country and many of the country's oilfields oilfields in reality. Both sides are really just collections of militias and both draw heavily on foreign support. The Tripoli government is backed by Turkey. I'm and half doors backed by Egypt. The and Russia and as things stand on the ground heft ours. Forces are knocking on the doors of Tripoli but they have been since April and the frontlines aren't really moving that much. So that was a situation on the ground lenient to these talks in Berlin. It's a standoff. That has again drawn the attention of western Western powers who had taken a step back from the turmoil but the diplomacy in Berlin didn't go as far as it could have. The sides did not agree to a ceasefire. And that's a big deal but the foreign powers that back each side did agree to stop arming the combatants which is to say. They've agreed to stop ignoring a decades old arms embargo put in place by by the UN and that is meant to start the longer negotiation over a peace deal and will that work. Well that actually get closer to peace. T think it's the most helpful whole thing to happen in Libya in some time and yet I'm not very hopeful at all. Each side has just too much at stake. Here start with the foreign powers. You'll get Vladimir Putin. He's trying to build on. His success in. Syria extends influence in the eastern Mediterranean. And he thinks by backing Khalifa Abdur. That's the best way to do it now. Turkey on the other side has has even more on the line. Which is why it sent troops to Tripoli this month before all the chaos Turkish construction companies were heavily involved in Libya to the tune of something like twenty billion dollars dollars it would undoubtedly play a big role in rebuilding where peace ever to break out in Libya and signed a maritime border deal in November with the government in Tripoli that gives Turkey a decisive Zeiss of say in gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean? Now these construction contracts that border deal these are things that get ripped up if half hour winds so Turkey. Rickie has a lot on the line and backing the government in Tripoli and let me just say word about half Dr here because he is the definition of a spoiler. I mean he's the reason why so you don't have much hope for Libya he's completely uncompromising believes Libya needs a strong man and of course that it should be him. He walked out of a conference in Moscow. The other week and we we said to be acting in the same usual stubborn way in Berlin he did not meet with fires. All Suraj the Prime Minister of the government in Tripoli and on Sunday his forces closed down to big oilfields in the southwest of the country. That was an attempt to show what kind of leverage he still holds over the government in Tripoli and so why has this come to a head now I mean dental half stars moves have been going on for some time and now it looks like there is this grand. International push for reconciliation think European countries have gotten more involved volved now because they see things getting out of control and they really want to stop that from happening and they want to do that because it's in their own interests to keep the conflict from really spiraling their. The biggest concern is really migrants and Libya had become a jumping off point for African migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe and there has been a downturn in the flow since two thousand seventeen nineteen when we got more involved and I think now they don't WanNa see another uptake and that's why you're seeing more action from France Italy and Germany also like Turkey. France and Italy have big energy interests in Libya and until now that has actually put them sooner on opposite sides of the conflict but recently they seem to be singing more more from the same hymn book and I think it's also for Germany and for Europe a test case of whether they can take a leading role in world diplomacy. And so. That's that's what the Berlin talks are all about you also saw at these talks. The European Union's foreign policy chief even hinted that you're might be willing to put troops on the ground if they're able to negotiate a peace deal and what about the Libyan people themselves which they make of all this jockeying for power and the international interest I mean Libyan. They really just want the fighting to stop. That was the main sense I got when I was in Tripoli last year people are just tired of a decade of chaos and instability. But they also see weakness in Tripoli government I mean fires Al Sir Ause the Prime Minister he is hostage to the militias. Who are supporting him? He doesn't have any real power and so many seem resigned to the idea that Libya I can only be ruled by a strong man and they're not so much rooting for Khalifa. Dr They just wanted to be over and think that will eventually come out on top. And what about the prospect aspect of Mr Half dark coming out on top as you say he's entirely uncompromising and seems to be the spoiler for multiple sets of talks here. How does this play out? If he's just simply not going to play the game. I mean you see this sort of grinding siege of Tripoli and I don't think he consider win this war on his own. He's been at the Tripoli since April so he needs foreign helped it all comes down to whether sort of Russia continues backing him and sort of how involved Turkey actually gets on the side of the UN back government in Tripoli if if the foreign powers cheap to the agreement reached in Berlin. Then you could see an end to this quite quickly. I don't foresee that happening. I think this war is going to go on on for some time yet and I think the foreign powers are going to get more involved from here after. Perhaps a momentary lull on the back of the Berlin Conference. Roger Thank you very much for joining us.
Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for Surprise Talks with President
"Turkey's president visited North Africa Wednesday. Hey for talks with Tunisia's leader. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that the visit comes after the countries signed to controversial agreements. President type air took the unannounced trip to meet his Tunisian counterpart along with Turkey's Defence Minister on November twenty seventh Turkey in Tunisia signed a pair of bilateral agreements. One promising Turkish assistance. Should the internationally recognized government in Tripoli needed against forces led by warlord Holy Fa half tar the other sets out maritime boundary agreement that says could legitimize mayes Turkish drilling for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean the Turkey Libya Maritime Accord has been rejected by Greece Cyprus Egypt and Israel who have plans to drill in the same
Cyprus, Greece, Israel to sign pipeline deal on Jan. 2
"The leaders of cypress Greece and Israel plan to sign an agreement on January second to build a natural gas pipeline in the eastern Mediterranean according to the office of the Greek prime minister the plan is to build a pipeline that'll run across the Mediterranean from Israel's offshore gas reserves to the Greek island of Crete and the Greek mainland and then to Italy Greece as the deal be finalized with Italy signature at a later date the Bible and expected to satisfy about ten percent of the European union's natural gas needs decreasing energy dependence on Russia the E. U.'s contributed to the cost of technical studies for the
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on People of the Pod
"Put out a candidate responses contest various questions related to foreign policy and one of those questions was do you support a two-state solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict and while they you manifestly those were asked by cf are said that they do in fact supporters Tuesday pollution they go into a lot of Buea interesting detail about you know what is the relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians what is the US role. Are we allowed to be a broker are we currently is perceived as an honest broker. there are a lot of really touchy details. that can't be parts out by a bird dogging kind of question asked while somebody's trying to take a Selfie and I think that it it behooves the Jewish community read wired whatever side of the spectrum you're on to not allow this issue to be AH minimized to the point of a conversation around a selfie right we need to have bigger longer more intense conversation about these issues news and and I don't think if not now is allowing for those conversations to happen or enabling the Jewish community to have the by doing this sort of bird dog tactic check one thing that many people have noted over the first couple rounds of debates is that there really hasn't been much of a focus on on foreign policy in the vein vein of those council on Foreign Relations questions that you said what are the questions that we would like to hear posed and the foreign policy questions that we would like to hear posed in the next debate in in September This is a great question. I think that this will happen. I don't WanNa make it sound like I'm pinning this on on certainly not the candidates but not even the media because the debate the largely are a response to what the nation wants to hear but even more specifically we're the debates are located and what that particular constituency wants to hear right so we started in. Miami and it was a Telemundo broadcast as well well of course there was gonNA be a lot of conversation about immigration migration etc in this most recent round within Michigan's of course. We're talking talking about healthcare manufacturing the workforce issues around race so I think that we will get there. I don't think it's even someone say assigned signed that the foreign policy issues aren't first and foremost of importance or on the minds of these candidates eventually at their although we people say that it's it's interesting that multiple candidates these sort of used the phrase our house is on fire dig on on the current administration but also sort of saying there's so many pressing issues within our borders on the domestic front that you know these these have to kind of come first but in terms of the questions that AJC ask I think we have to first and foremost start with questions about the US's role in the world world period question about you know what is principled American global leadership mean what's the US role when it comes to the when when the European Union NATO international treaties an obligation the protection and promotion of Human Rights sort sort of that big picture question of what is America's role before we can even get down into into the other issues right because we're GonNa talk about what what America's role with regards Israel or what's America's role with regards to combating antisemitism where worldwide or even the most clear example what can be America's role in negotiations with Iran post withdrawal from the joint comprehensive ends a plan of action it has to start with where is America now. Are we reading. Are we taking a backseat. What should our leadership will look like. What's the role of Dr Allies which of all the multilateral institution well. Julie will certainly be watching this as the months tick by we get closer and closer to actual votes being cast and caucuses being held in the Democratic primary. Thank you so much for walking us through the state of play today. It's my pleasure Asia.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on The News & Why It Matters
"Jump back into the conversation in case you have not heard you've got him. Mark Your calendars March of next year spring twenty twenty there is a really amazing crews taking place that you are not gonna WanNa Miss. <hes> is called cruise through history. They are visiting Walt first of all. There's look at this. Is this giant luxury. Italian cruise line is going to take you through the eastern Mediterranean. You're going to visit Croatia Greece Jerusalem <hes> you're just going to visit all of these amazing places with so much history embedded in them and you may be thinking to yourself at this point okay. I've got I mean how do I even begin to unwrap all of the history that were going to see when we travel to these places where you're going to have a little help. You're going to have Glenn Beck. You're going I've got I mean how do I even begin to unwrap all of the history that were going to see when we travel to these places where you're going to have a little help. You're going to have Glenn Beck. You're going to have super super gear Bill O'Reilly Rabbi Daniel Lapin and David Barton over there with you to show you all of these historical landmarks and talk about the significance of them and then you'll have stu there to go meet you at the bar later so it's going to be an amazing amazing time. Bring your children bring your grandchildren. I can't think of another time that you're going to have the opportunity to do something like this. It's a once in a lifetime thing you can go to come sail away dot com. They're a bunch of different packages that you can pick from but let me tell you you are not gonna WanNa Miss It. Come sail away dot com to pick your package hurry up and book it before it sells out all right eric you said Tulsi Gabbard who is having a little bit of trouble picking up momentum avid Democratic presidential candidate <hes> she is now throwing her hat in the ring to agree with Justin in the libertarian in me I live to see his political shakeup. Always love to see a political shakeup and with the whole Justin Amash is leaving the Republican Party that in itself was <hes> aren't it was what was a bit really heavily Republican Party. <hes> was a bit of a shake-up and I was reading the
Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'
"The wreck of an ancient roman era ship has been discovered at the bottom of the sea the east mediterranean island nation of cyprus in a statement thursday cypress's antiquities department said the ship was loaded with lunch joe's most probably from syria and ancient solicitor a multi day turkey's southeastern coast gave no other details about the wreck his said a study is expected to shed more light on the breadth and scale seaborne trade between cyprus and of the room and provinces in the eastern mediterranean the rank was found by volunteer diva's with the university of cypresses akin logical research unit it's all say the fist time and underwater Water. Okay. Logical project. His fully funded by the Cyprus
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on House of Carbs
"Yeah. We accept it, and it was great. And let me tell you the, the amazing secrets so we did dinner there. We did lunch and dinner there. And then house you go back in the morning and you get and this is now we're now we're pushing into the Curtis house own here. Fully you get. Bacon, egg and chilly jam on non bread. So it's like an Indian breakfast sandwich. You're with me here. Among my mouth is open almost my jaw hasn't quite hit the floor. This is ebbing brilliant, who is continue. I'm so taken by this. Yeah. So just imagine, you know, one of the kind of a nice running egg, some really good bacon. Slathered in Chile. Jams has sweetness. The non is fresh in hot and then next to that Cup of CHAI. So you're just kind of. That's nice and spicy that was a great breakfast. And we did that twice as God, damn it, you know what BC it's a reminder like for all that America has accomplished for all of our terrific standing in the world. And, and, and all of, you know, the democracy that we exported in all of the things that we, we can can point to his crowning achievements. What you just described as so God damn good. Oh, leave it to the Epping British to take something, you know, they, they invaded India and colonize, the f out of it, and finally had had a make a deal to get themselves out of there. But they exported the very very, very best part of it. And, and here it is two thousand nineteen you're having an incredible breakfast. I mean, the hot non thing with a runny egg. I I'm literally on the floor right now. We had to go back today. We left we'd like to party in our flights at, like three o'clock. We don't we have to go back this morning and just have that one more time. And we did it was amazing. You had to. That, that's you know, that's feels like a high water Mark. But I know you But had. I know you had a couple of other experiences. What else? Yeah. Just want him in the other, the other sort of one that really comes to mind was Middle Eastern Mediterranean, food, right? I mean, that's something we were seeking out in London. And we went to place called Honey and co and he owners worked in the auto Langi empire. And then kinda went and now are doing their own thing. And it was amazing because we walk in. It's a little Brooklyn looking small little restaurant. But there's a tasting menu where you get all the appetizers, you just start out with everything, so HAMAs and Laba and too early. And every just this whole, you know, six seven eight dishes on the table for my wife, and I, which was fantastic philophical, the whole the whole business, and that was great. Yeah. And then, and then they said, well, what do you want for your for your main course? And I said, well, what's good? The waiter said we get it, try that chicken shish shishkabob now. I know enough about food to know the Anthony Borden rule that anybody that orders chicken at a restaurant doesn't really know what they want to order a little. A little skittish. But then I said, okay, if you're in on and it comes out, it's basically green because it's just covered in, like sweet garlic and parsley stuff. And then it's on bed of not of instead of rice, or whatever we might expect a shish kebab beyond its on this bed of Fedor, an urban piece, alad very British. Right. And, and it's so tender and juicy. So when you cut a piece of the chicken off your then putting it into savory cheese and Pease and everything else, and it just tasted like nothing else. I'd ever had before it was absolutely credible..
Russian destroyer nearly collides with U.S. warship
"To ships passing in the night. Almost crashed into each other problem was they were both warships. And one of them was ours. Do you wish navy says a Russian destroyer nearly hit one of its warships in the Philippine sea when the Russian ship approached at high speed coming, within fifty feet of USS chancellor's Ville, a guided missile cruiser, Russian sailors were seen sunbathing on the flight deck. In a video released by the US navy is the second time in three days. The Pentagon has accused Russian forces of provocative and dangerous actions Tuesday. A Russian fighter jet buzzed a US navy reconnaissance plane in the eastern Mediterranean near
News in Brief 9 May 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations an attack on a clearly marked ambulance in Libya. Do sharp condemnation from you and you Manitobans on Thursday, including World Health Organization country, Representative Sigheh Jaffar Hussein who called it a shocking an intolerable violation of international humanitarian law the armored emergency vehicle in Tripoli was carrying the director of the ambulance and emergency medical services who was critically injured in Wednesday's attack. Reportedly carried out by fighters affiliated with the self style Libyan national army led by general Khalifa half. Tar to paramedics were also injured WHO's regional director for the eastern Mediterranean. Ach men Almonte hardy warned it could jeopardize field hospitals, ambulance teams and health staff from performing their lifesaving duties the. A u n humanitarian coordinator for Libya Maria Robero said the direct attack on a marked ambulance was absolutely born and should not be tolerated. Adding that those who ordered and carried out the attack must take legal and moral responsibility for this heinous act since the conflict in and around the capital escalated in early April, it has claimed over four hundred lives and wounded more than two thousand others, a new political culture in Cambodia that focuses on issues rather than on personalities will create a solid basis for -able peace, sustainable, development and human rights, according to Rhona Smith, the UN special rapid tour on the situation of human rights in the country. She spelled out that it should be based on respect for open and constructive debate involving multiple voices, and the free expression of ideas, including dissenting views. Ms Smith, urged stronger, focus on US, sustainable development goals sixteen to increase Cambodia's ambition to achieve access to Justice for all and violence combat corruption strengthen the rule of law protect fundamental freedoms and combat discrimination. Moreover, she encouraged the government to adopt a comprehensive understanding of who might be at risk of being left behind. So that developments efforts are targeted where they are most needed the poor and near-poor need to be brought from behind. She said and turning now to our wallets global food prices have risen to their highest level in almost a year. The UN said on Thursday triggered and pot by the rapid spread of African swine fever in China, which is home to have the world's pig population. According to the food and Agriculture Organization or FAO well rice has remained stable. Meat dairy products, vegetable oil and sugar all costs more in April than they did in March on cereals, which saw a fourth monthly price. Fall in a row FAO said that projected record grain harvest this year of more than two point seven billion. Tonnes indicated that prices are likely to remain under pressure turning to the impact of African swine fever in China FAO said that the sickness could cause a near twenty percent decline in China's hog numbers, which would in turn have a noticeable effect on world markets for meat and animal feed in a related development. The UN agency stated that although the price of importing food is falling. Poor nations are unlikely to benefit as much as richer states. The food outlook report suggests that this is because their currencies are weakening against the US dollar, which is the primary international trade. Currency Liska, Fiji, UN news.
Did Queen Elizabeth Make a Subtle Comment About Brexit?
"That Wales could be an important habitat for the species Dr. Joanna Barker at the zoological society of London says nobody knows how many angel sharks? There are and what their distribution is insane. It is a very rare shot. So it used to be abundant across the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Over the last fifty two hundred years it's seen huge declines in its numbers. And that's why it listed as critically endangered across its range today. However in Wales, we are still seeing animals, we think that historically it could have been a breeding area for angel shot the angel sharks a top priority for conservation efforts as it's both endangered and on a distinct branch the tree of life like many other members of the shark family is being pushed towards extinction due to habitat loss pollution and accidental fishing catch Helen Briggs there. And now some of the day's other stories with David there were violent clashes in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday in what organizers say has been the biggest day yet of protests against President, Omar Al Bashir, Julian Bamford reports the organizers called on people to March on the presidential palace from all directions on Thursday, but the security forces were also on the streets and use Tig some
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on Bon Appetit Foodcast
"Surprise Carla chicken. We'll just. I mean, I can understand why it would be kind of scary because I guess it's big, but I, they're a few other reasons why I would add to why I think doing a whole spatchcock chicken is a great beginner project. One thing chicken is cheap, right? So there's not this like additional fear anxiety that you're going to ruin some expensive steak so and also everybody knows. And there's sort of like no wrong way to check ins done, whereas a steak you have this fear, the overcooked it or undercooked a chicken. You know, you have to go until it's cooked all the way through, and you know, with all the way through when the, you know the fire the. Yeah, like part of this. Hitting one temperature and that temperature is I'm, I think to me, it's a great. It's a great idea. And also the other thing is, I think, because of television commercials and sort of just the idea of that we have in our minds humans when we think of fire and cooking over fire, we imagine it to be this thing where we're going over flame or going over very high heat. It's nice to challenge and broaden that idea by by offering a dish that really requires a much more gentle heat, throw a chicken over a high heat or or over flame. You know, the skins going to burn in two minutes or less. You're going to have wrought chick, and everybody knows you know that you don't want the chicken to be raw. So it's a nice. It's just a really, I think, an intuitive way to learn how to and the thing about it too. Also, I will say, if you burn the skin, you can take it. Off and still eat delicious chicken meat. And if you burn the opposite side, it's just the bones. Something does go wrong. It's not your you still have something to eat for dinner point when the when and if the breast skin is kind of where you want it to be, but the chickens underdone just turn it on to the bone side and let it go the rest of the way. Right. That will just sort of stay stay down there. Okay. But but spatchcock chicken was claimed. So what is your. To another. Oh, no, it was not prepared for this. Okay. The other. Another thing that I think would be quite simple like really, really simple is well either burger kebabs I think. Brown meat kebabs are also another really simple thing said ground. Yeah, like on like Kufa style kebabs you know, like the kinds that we beating mega Runyon food so that it's, oh, because I have a whole other tangent. I'm just going to briefly go down, which is like one of my number one pet peeves in the whole world is like Sheesh kebabs or clubs where you have many different things on the. Okay. Like a piece of paper and a piece of onion and piece of chicken and a piece of mushroom, just sort of skewer all this stuff and jam it all on their together and then ruined on the fire together, and things are going to cook at different rates. And so like by the time you're meat is done, your onion is totally burnt or vice versa. The onion is wrong, like who wants to rock Reggie onion. But this is really kebabs are like have a terrible name because every. Suggested serving, you know, photo is like, got a button mushroom and a hunk of green bell pepper and shrimp, and it's like terrible, terrible idea. How do you get the ground me on the? How do you make ground ground meat so that it will go on the kebab. Sort of Middle Eastern Mediterranean ways to use get like. So you see isn't up your meat with whatever seasonings you want. Like I, I like lamb with a little bit of sufferin and salt and maybe even a little tumor in there. It's can be super simple, and I always cook off a little piece and taste it to make sure the seasoning is right, and.
China's Xi visits Rwanda, 2nd stop on his Africa tour
"They juxtapose they routes with other LaFontine cities eastern Mediterranean cities that are, known in the European, cultural imagination of because of the call two of the nineteenth century so you would see Beirut's to Russa them and Damascus much more developed much more prominent. Cities but that kind of reimagined the status that they would Breach. The sacraments with me in black is with, me we'll get to Africa now via. China president Xi is in Africa ahead of the bricks summit in South Africa later this week that's the meeting of Brazil Russia India China South Africa it's his first overseas trip. Since he's second term as leader again and it seemed as. A trip to. Cement China's influence on the continent Mr. she has just finished visiting Senegal that was his trip to west Africa today he's in Rwanda for a state visit and he's the first Chinese, leader to visit that country as well Dr Laura Johnston is an expert in China. Africa relations at the university of Melbourne what is she read into the various destinations that president, she has chosen presidencies I stop is United Arab Emirates which has already been tune is now reached Senegal his second. Stop I think the reason for visiting United Arab Emirates was twofold I, was bilateral so there, was some oil deals signed as an important logistics hub They have some global shipping and port companies. As well as financial. Hub that has, a lot of savings care of its economic success so China sees you a is a, kind of a partner for, its, Felton, road, project and..
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"The air is clean in the united states most of the places we're talking about is southeast asia and the eastern mediterranean places that don't have regulation to clean their air arnold you don't need to be yelling at the president about coal and the eighties and blockbuster and all that other stuff you need to go to asia and tell them to clean the air you gotta go to the eastern mad and trey tell them to clean the air you know what you know what's causing all the pollution in the eastern mediterranean gimme a country in the eastern mediterranean quick tell me the main country in the eastern mediterranean it's causing pollution syria they're they're dropping chemical weapons on their people you wanna talk about air pollution try chlorine gas and mustard gas and saron gas get outta here you you silly goose stepper get outta here now arnold i mean you had your fun we don't need you anymore cata mata here southeast asia and the eastern mediterranean i promise you i promise you there is way more pollution coming from cher assads chemical weapons stockpile supplied by the reu skis and supplied by the iranians then there ever is from a coal fired plant over there in aleppo shut up what is i just need someone to just if you're running arnold schwarzenegger just say brentwood herbal seven sixty campaign be says shut up shop am seven sixty talking breaking news i always set a poor jim sharpe vet for an update with these kinds of setups jim what's the big story well it's a sad day for the toys r us kids is the remaining stores closed their doors for a final time we'll have reaction next am seven sixty k f m b we've just learned the justice anthony kennedy will be retire you need to know seven sixty kennedy's retirement make the issue of senate control one of the issues lifetime appointment these cases that they're seeing are incredibly consequential cause for celebration for those who two years ago held their nose and voted for trump for one reason and one reason only in that is for the supreme court nominee am seven sixty.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Walk into the president's inbox is the podcast about the foreign policy challenges facing the united states i'm jim lindsey director studies at the council or relations this week's topic is turkish president reggie of type aired with me this week to discuss air on and the result of turkey's recent election on rebar and steven cook on re is a senior fellow for middle east studies here at c afar in the bernard l in bertha f cohen chair in international relations at lee university from nineteen ninety eight two thousand on research on the state department policy planning staff working on the eastern mediterranean the middle east and intelligence related issues steven cook is the ian i enrico taste senior fellow for middle east in africa studies here at c afar he is an expert on our in turkish politics as well as us middle east policy overall he's the author of three books in the middle east including false dawn protest democracy in violence in the new middle east on rian steven thanks for joining me today thank you pleasure beer so this past sunday a turkish voters went to the polls and vote voting election that both elected a new parliament and elected a new president the incumbent is president air too on there was a lot of speculation before the votes were cast that air too on would not win a majority of the votes and hence we get a second round in the presidential election a lot of talk about what that would mean for turkish politics and for air to one's power well when the votes recounted release when the votes were announced at the end of the day present air to one was reelected with fifty three percent of the votes maybe i'll start with you on rian sort of unpacked what we think we learned from sunday's election to begin with i mean these elections were not free not fair and we don't know the extent of the manipulation that happened doing the voting before the voting for one thing the opposition had no chance of going on the waves today the press is almost completely controlled by one with the exception of few newspapers and and all the press directly or the regulated by the state government or the state government he controls he controls the press essentially the state press office directly and he's kony's his friends people he has done business with on the newspapers and television stations and they continuously told the line because they know that if they don't they're not gonna get contacts they may be closed down and i mean it's a business relationship so as result i do on was on television twenty four seven they were there they show the main opposition candidate mahogany j certainly not the matt election who's the head of nationalist by the called good goodbye and of course it was a fourth candidate who who won who came in third the meter slatting michels ahead of the turkish poker dish people's democracy party but he happened to be in jail so his way of communicating was he used a ten minutes a week he was given to talk to his family on his cell phone he used that those ten minutes to essentially appeal for votes and the turks basically say oh look this is democracy he could actually appeal to the voters but the fact of the matter is that when they're at towns where you could not see single poster for the for the position everything will splatted for by addons supporters when the opposition especially kurds to have that these police came in and block up those hobbies whereas of course i do i'm had complete none of the place so that's one way in which it was unfair and secondly of course is we don't know whether the cheated not because they did introduce a whole bunch of irregularities they did it legally figs ample accepting unstamped bounds turkish electoral system has always been more jewels with turkish political system nobody onto the say maybe two thousand fifteen certainly until two thousand seventeen you really did not contest the election results because people always trusted those results and you could do an analysis difficult now asus 2017 doing the constitutional fandom there's a great deal of evidence that whereas government's claim government claims to one the referendum in actual fact it lection lost it and many and introduced unstamped ballots at the last minute to.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"A recipe for estrangement we must provide a viable alternative to allies and reach out to them constructively or expect to lose them to rival spheres of influence europe's southern frontier the mediterranean basin liberals is another point of strategic focus rallying our allies to take europe's southern frontier more seriously will be a major focus of the upcoming nato summit we're working with allies to increase and coordinate contributions to operate in the middle east secure europe's borders get nato more deeply engaged in the counterterrorism business and project stability in north africa and the middle east assistant secretary of state west mitchell eastern mediterranean poses particular challenges russia has increased its naval presence there and is seeking to solidify as fear of influence turkey faces profound external and internal challenges it is a steadfast partner in defeat isis efforts on migration an indispensable component and counterbalancing iran we look forward to working with the newly reelected president to one on these challenges also making clear that issues in our bilateral relationship needs to be resolved our immediate concerns are to secure release of pastor andrew bronson and other unjustly detained us citizens and local embassy staff to prevent turkeys purchase of the russian s four hundred system and to develop a modus vivendi for our respective forces and local partners in stabilizing northern syria preventing isis return we encourage president air to want to immediately implement his pledge to lift turkey's ongoing state of emergency and to take additional measures to represent the views of all of turkey citizens and strengthen turkey's democracy in parallel we are constructing a long term strategy to bolster the us presence in the eastern mediterranean we are cultivating greece as an anchor of stability in the mediterranean and western balkans and working to systematically strengthen security and energy cooperation with cyprus we are also increasing us engagement in the western balkans through act of us diplomacy and close coordination with the eu we supported prime minister and prime minister in achieving a potentially historic breakthrough in the greecemacedonia name dispute we hope opened up communication channels with both serbia and kosovo and are promoting reform bosniaherzegovina in all of these areas anchoring the western alliance securing central and eastern europe and stabilising south we are committed to finding a common way forward in the past nine months i have made twenty nine visits to european countries and give them more than twenty two speeches through this outreach i have seen that what unites the west is far greater than what divides us while strong us positions on iran trade burdensharing nord stream two may not lead to immediate agreement with allies the long term cost of neglecting these things far outweigh whatever shortterm benefits we get from the appearance of political unity today on all these fronts our messages the same we must act we can debate strategize and coordinate but we must act we cannot continue to defer action on things that make the west collectively weaker against serious rivals our task is one of strategic renovation doing the hard work of shoring up and strengthening the west now so that we don't have to later on that are much less favourable as metternich said to preserve is to act i'm committed to doing exactly that and i'm convinced that we will succeed with europe together thank you thank dr mitchell i'm just going to ask one question and i'll turn it over to.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Days later halpern contacted popadopoulos by email you know that thing the professor offered the young and inexperienced campaign aide three thousand dollars and an all expense paid trip to london a stencil to write a paper about energy in the eastern mediterranean region okay now here are some some quick facts about helpers history and politics this guy was was educated at stanford and locks word started very early in government in seventy one is a member of richard nixon's domestic policy council and as a foreign policy expert he served as the in the office of management and budget's assistant director of management evaluation division between seventy three and seventy four helper then served as an assistant to all three of president gerald harford's chiefs of staff alexander haig don rumsfeld and dick cheney familiar names until nineteen seventy seven now he was accused of leading aspiring inside of jimmy carter's presidential campaign this guy gets around doesn't he the reagan bush presidential campaign then hired helper to serve as a director of policy coordination in eighty and would later be embroiled in in debate gate member that that the whole scandal in which the cia operatives were accused of leaking to the carter campaigns foreign policy positions to the republican ticket so the intercepts glenn greenwald reports four decades ago haufer who was responsible for the long forgotten spying scandal involving the nineteen eighty election in which the reagan campaign using cia officials managed by helper reportedly under the direction of the former cia director and then vice presidential candidate george h w bush got caught running a spying operation from inside of the carter administration the plot involves cia operatives passing classified information about carter's foreign policy to reagan campaign officials in order to ensure the reagan campaign knew of any foreign policy decisions that carter was considering see this crap happens on both sides of the fence helper also worked with the deputy assistant secretary of state for political military affairs during president reagan's first term so then come nineteen eightyfour helper was the chairman of three financial institutions i hope this is not boring you but it's kind of neat cloak and dagger stuff the national bank of northern virginia palmer national bank and george washington national bank white house official north why are load funds from the palmer national bank.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And mostly briefing i'm also told is a french frigate out in the eastern mediterranean i don't know the name of the ship but that ship also it has a tomahawk missiles as well and it's important to know you talked with general tool about russia we do know that last year russia was informed before the strikes on that airfield in syria they were told it was coming so we'll have to find a presumably the russians were told again and last year for those strikes we do know that they were very careful they knew where the russians forces were located at this large airfield and they knew there was also a defa was of suspected chemical weapons there as well they did not strike either target they had the aircraft they hit fuel de pose and and hangars for the aircraft so look for that again as well that they clearly know where the russians are located and also it's important to know that these strikes go on before dawn to make sure that there aren't that many people at these locations try control for civilian casualties staff russia for a minute tom because i'm curious what your reaction is to the message we just heard from president trump he had very strong words for russia he he had a direct question what kind of nation he said wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent civilians a message directed toward iran and russia a country and a government for whom he often has has not had strong words in past though it really was significant as well i think taking on russia in that way but russia.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"Can you tell us about the navy assets in the eastern mediterranean as the president and the prime minister and the president of france discuss punishing assad for his abuse good evening to you jerry good evening john and thanks for having me on what we know now is that we have an arleigh burke class destroyer the donald c cook which has been much in the news both in the black sea as well he's in the baltic sea over the past few years it is based out of a of spain the us navy base of forward deployed base there and the cook has a load out a tomahawk missile now there are ninety six vertical launch system tubes on that ship or not sure exactly how many are carried we can expect that somewhere between a third and perhaps even as much as two thirds so that ships magazine was comprised tomahawks and so we have that we also have the potential of an ohio class guided missile submarine the uss georgia on the plane from the united states but his out on deployment this is one of the ohio class nuclear ballistic deterrents rings that was converted halfway through its life to carry tomahawks and can in fact kerry up to one hundred and fifty five time on board and the georgia is unloaded as we like to say but is rumored to be operating somewhere in the atlantic or mediterranean and so we we know that the the essentially we have to cook and we have this us georgia.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"It down you know if they're going to get all of them but they said they would be shot down and important the launching sites would be targeted assuming that the launching sites would be ships in the mediterranean yeah that's the launch platform and by the way the russians as of midnight mediterranean time today they yesterday did a snap announcement of a live fire missile exercise in the eastern mediterranean at the same time that we announced that nato announced two civilian aircraft stay out of the area for the next seventy two hours so it's like both sides are asking permission to shoot at each other so now it's only we're just waiting it's just a matter of time now i think an interesting thing on the timing of this is that the secretary of defense james mattis has not said definitively that we do have evidence of gas attack he said basically we're still collecting intelligence on that and they're the key the pushback on that is all wait a minute if trump's stated we're getting syria quickly why would bashar assad have done this but why wouldn't he wait a month or wait six months or whatever and the answer to that is because he assumed that indicated that the us had no will to do what we did a year ago and shoot a bunch of meaningless cruise missiles at a meaningless airbase so he's he assumed i guess i'm safe that's that's my review that that's how he will take what you give he'll take what putin allows them to give i mean to take and i think they because trump said that they miss read you know the the the national will to react to seeing dead bodies in horrible poses because of chemical weapons foam coming out of people's mouths and and again i mean this because i'm extremely cynical over the past seven years over this particular civil war it were he kills people with incendiary cluster bombs specifically targeting hospitals because if you kill a doctor you kill a thousand people no one's objecting to that but when you show us the bodies of infants hooper who've been killed by seren apparently that's the line that we cross we'll talk about this throughout the day because like we talked about yesterday it's what it's after sunset now in damascus and it will be i think midnight is one o'clock our time so there's the in terms of the window of.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Giving the russians much greater weight in eastern mediterranean uh putin wants to be there so his interest is both to be seen is slow bringing the conflict men by the way has an interest in bringing to an end he has an interest in bringing it to an end because the fact is they do have people on the ground there they are not keen on the admitting that they take casualties so you know they have an interest in finding a way to have this what is a lower level insurgency brought to an end look weak before last they lost the plane so they don't you know we can't play a role here in terms of saying we'll do our part you know to to limit and and lean on those who might be providing material to those who would continue to the fight we can do that but it can't be we're the only ones to do that you know in the during the effort at a cessation of hostilities we were the only one doing that the russians weren't doing so it has to be a twoway street but so the first thing as they have an interest in in ending the conflict we have an interest in ending the conflict for moral reasons if nothing else a but also because the longer it goes on the greater the risk that it will turn into something wider what you've seen between the israelis and the iranians you know a week ago saturday is a roger a much worse things to come impart when it look the israelis what are the these when the israelis lay down red lines they actually act on them they've laid down the falling red lines one no rain in airbase or naval base uh in syria to no expansion of a military infrastructure that creates a kind of permanence for the shia militias by the way the leaders of shia militias uh from iraq have have come to the border with israel to say that they'll be they'll be involved in the next fight uh so that's a second for the israelis don't build up a kind of military facilities that gives the shia militias the kind of permanence the third thing is the cat fabricate either in syria or lebanon uh what are factories that would produce advance guidance systems on the rockets that the.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"Store the eastern mediterranean basin of the middle east was with the exception of what is israel now but was christian territory for a long long time and the answer is yes in fact it was and you even have a whole bunch of mosques that used to be churches so it's good for people to know this history there is a great story actually know who odds sam fattah's told me the story about when he was in greece and some kitted spray painted across the street from him on the wall constantinople is greece and he's like you know if that's in the mind of some kid in whatever year it was you now in the last decade and this is something that happened like a thousand years ago i mean probably things aren't going to change any time soon it's it's interesting see they're the rewriting of history in one thing is i i dealt with the crusades and other this is like a side product this is not for people listening is this with this guy does get the accident shows your yeah i do a three hour day i do a three r a day radio hours a day three hours every day that's why i'm tired old time you've got stamina take it's it's so funny people like whole radio like these could to sit there i was like think about its work i think about when you've been a really long work call and then imagine that there's no one else talking and and people are raiding whether you're being interesting or not i feel like a lot of people think that about being a writer to they have this romantic idea of like i'd like to be a writer but the second they have to sit down a right they realizes that job like work i feel every night amount of writing i've read columns for the hill on politics and national security in britain for a bunch of places and i i always have that you know sometimes it's i know what i'm gonna do here to get going but i do i have to push through the shirt fifteen minute the 15minute panic of like oh wait i don't this is going to take twice as long as it always takes twice as long as it think a will.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Can do for you two two two i'm john batchelor with thaddeus mccotter my colleague and co host wjr the great voice of the great lakes this is the ldl report with malcolm hoenlein conference of presidents major american jewish organizations who's been wandering and he wonders back to east coast is united states malcolm why were you in cyprus cyprus that's part of an initiative which we ban the years ago wouldn't have reported periodically on which is essentially to build in eastern mediterranean coalescence of interest between greece cyprus in israel it is a natural coming together of three countries with common interests uh and uh it is really blossoming in every day becomes more intense not only are there all sorts of joint maneuvers in joint um exercises a military level or rescue or uh uh responders to two crises uh but also in economic terms in in uh the energy sector in hightech in in joint exploration for uh in terms of the water desalination in terms of so many areas and it it it is really incredible in uplifting to visit these countries and we started in greece where he met the president prime minister the chief of staff the defence they seem visited some of the naval base this week uh and and do the way they talk about their alliance with the united states the role in europe of course but also the with cyprus which is a natural part a the relationships very intense obviously with cyprus but also with a third party uh being israel and the multiple uh connections that exist and it's really the core of a much broader uh initiative i think that that could easily take form with many countries from uh romaniabulgaria to morocco expressing interest many who would like to join in a in a mediterranean basin initiative with it would be greater cooperation against terrorism and immigration issues so many issues that could be addressed and with the threats there are facing with turkey iran and others booming basis and the of course for greece and cyprus turkey represents a major threat in iran's growing role and the growing role in presence of russia which may or may not have this deal for a base in egypt but certainly as the sudan and in syria and has increasing its footprint in.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"You threw out at me and i didn't really listen close enough because it they want a naval base in yemen i was thinking about after our conversation wall with be a game changer how how could they achieve that i mean would ever allow that to happen they could achieve it fi as they are by supporting the who she rebels who are shia overthrowing the government the air in digging down their own infrastructure on that vital strategic seek out eat invention correctly that there interested in a base in lebanon north end of the suez canal in eastern mediterranean of basing yemen is at the southern end of the suez canal control of that water lay is crucial in and secondly basis on the indian ocean which is i talk at that hour is the strategic ocean of this century as they are told because of the importance of india because of iran's desire to control the approaches to the persian gulf embassy us and now so we are watching very carefully iran and in yemen and we ought to be counter ada now the complexity of the problems that is so enormous that when i finish seapower and i read the headlines north korea venezuela russia china appears at were imminent hostility with north korea how do you actually manage a fleet in a situation like this you know the cno and you know the secretary of defense and you know the chief of staff and you know the national security adviser in the world that they approached this complexity level because it seems to me be the greatest moment of complexity that we've ever actually faced we are in a multi crisis and it is occurring in you just outlined hugh simultaneously around the world in our fleet has to be ready to swing that a huge advantage at great machines at war that they can transit almost a thousand miles a day a top speed our nuclear carriers don't even need to repeal because they've driven by nuclear propulsion so art strategic commanders in washington when you mention have to look at how to balance those assets around the world while our tactical and operational commanders g a combatant commanders in miami looking south to dennis in hawaii looking less indebted pacific civic in europe the supreme allied commander job that i had looking down to the mediterranean goes leaked assets after the apportioned among commanders in a land in quite organization that still accomplishes overall strategic mission.