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Booker says 'moral moment' must be met with change

Meet The Press

08:59 min | 1 year ago

Booker says 'moral moment' must be met with change

"Donald Trump is the first president of my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people does not even pretend to try instead he tries to divide us general Mattis is letter was a stunning and powerful I respected Germanos that he has every right to express his opinion that's his opinion and these comments from former White House chief of staff John Kelly I think we should look at people that are running for office and put them to the children they are what is their character like what is there what are their ethics are they willing if they are elected to represent all their constituents not just the base and joining me now is democratic senator Cory Booker of New Jersey senator Booker welcome back to meet the press you call this moral moment for this country but these protests are also trying to spur more than just awareness they're trying to spur a policy change will be more confident in that we're meeting a moral moment or that will actually lead to changes in our policy will be the same in fact when I look at everything from the suffrage movement to the labor movement in this country it's always been the people in the streets often young people who have demanded and forced a change in consciousness that made policy changes possible working all week with Kamel Harris and allies in the house to get real policies proposed and will be releasing a bill tomorrow for things that should have been done in this country a long time ago banning certain police practices creating deeper accountability and so I'm just grateful to see this kind of nonviolent protest outpouring the streets because they are leading their putting the pressure they're creating a possibility that our policies can reflect the spirit of this country that we can be in the law a more beloved nation you know you're you have a unique set of experiences you've been a mare you're a federal office holder in the Senate where should most of this change be enacted on the local level or or on your on the federal level I'm it's got to be enacted on every level we are a society where we are culpable we have created a nation distinct from any other on the planet earth we incarcerate the plurality of human beings incarcerate one out of every three women on the planet earth they are incarcerated or here in America we've taken so much of our treasure between the time I was in law school two time I once mayor we were building a new prison or jail every ten days and explicitly and implicitly we all have made a decision that we're going to treat mental illness with prison jail and police addiction with prison jail improve police poverty with prison jail and police and overwhelmingly African Americans with prison jail and police we now in America have more African American men under criminal supervision then call the sleeves of men that were slaves in eighteen fifty this is astonishing this is unacceptable we need to be more Regis in our compassion for one another more more ambitious in our imagination that we can create a society that's not so over policed or where police we don't tolerate certain tactics that have had a generation in fear you said at the beginning of this that eighty plus percent of Americans think this country's out of control well for black people in this country we thought this country's out of control in the way police is our communities and individuals for a very long time in this awakening is so important to create real substantive change not just lip service from politicians tell us something tell me how you're thinking is change being a mare at one point you thought you didn't want the federal government that you thought some of the oversight over the New York police department at the time and in different ways you even braced it since what did you learn over time about this issue well it shows the insidiousness of institutional racism well we are a majority black city in New York we had a majority black city council black mare black police chief and we knew we inherited a a police department with decades of challenges and so we went to work when I got into office to reform our police department but we didn't have the data we didn't have the transparency and it took the federal government and their accountability in their systems and data analysis to show that we were not moving as fast as we should and so we took on a very ambitious plans that extend from everything from changing our missile court system with drug courts and veterans courts and youth courts to pulling in experts from John Jay college just say you don't have to arrest people to create safer neighborhoods that there are other ways to go and I partnered with the ACLU before I left to set a national standard a collection of data collection practices so I learned the hard way that this is not a system that is always explicitly done by over racism this is a system that's real bait that we all have to take responsibility for and get practice it is bad to like a you're gonna see in the bill we're gonna release but just give greater transparency and greater accountability for those working with police I want to ask you about de funding the police last night in Washington DC on sixteenth street right next to the black lives matter letters the phrase deep on the police was painted down there and that is there's a lot of passion around that issue and when you hear that and the phrase may mean different things to different people but when you hear that what's your reaction I understand clearly the sentiment and the substance behind the slogan and so well thought slogan I will use are your people just dismiss it and don't get deeper into the substance as I said earlier it is not a mark of a beloved community to prey upon the most vulnerable and your society we are using police and fire a guy ran police departments I would have exhausted police officer saying why are we using police to deal with the fragility or vulnerability of our society there's so much money going into our police departments there is a more expensive way to deal with it I remember being surprised in Seattle with a housing group called Plymouth housing where they showed me a data analysis where they look at what was more expensive for society gifts providing supportive housing for Americans with mental illness that were homeless or leaving them on the streets and they found out they were of the same Seattle millions of dollars bite giving people supportive housing because homeless people left on the streets with mental illnesses end up in hospital emergency rooms and jails and and so this is the outrageous but I think people on the streets are feeling and that I share is that we are over policed as a society that we are investing in police which is not solving problems but making them worse when we should be in a more compassionate country in a more loving country I know love is at the core of our ideals but it needs to be made manifest in our policies we would actually spend less money we would elevate human dignity and human potential and we would set a standard on the planet earth for how we treat those who are vulnerable as opposed to what we're seeing right now center when you're running for president you were quite critical of of former vice president Joe Biden and you question whether you question whether his past whether he had the credibility given his record on some of these issues to to be a reformer on this where are you now well I'm fully you have to put my faith in a Joe Biden to be the person who could preside over this transformative change and I'm gonna tell you right now the heroes for me as I look at great presidents past the time of LBJ for example are extraordinary capable leader like Joe Biden but the real heroes in that generation were the people who were sick and tired of being sick and tired and and if there are protesters listening to the show I just pray and I want to say to them with all sincerity stay on the streets near nonviolent protest state demanding change and I think that Joe Biden's election can do that and look Donald Trump can't center himself in this this this is such a bigger moment than him this is not a referendum on one person in one office this is a referendum on who we are as Americans and who are going to be to each other this is a moral moment will we become a more loving and compassionate society not with our rhetoric but with our laws in a rule is and how can I treat the most vulnerable and so this is that moment that I think Joe Biden can be the president for but the responsibility is not on any individual it's on

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"general mattis" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"general mattis" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"American foundation for suicide prevention and the Jed foundation the commission society of Minnesota weather sensor partly cloudy this evening with scattered showers and storms across the metro tonight lows will fall to the late sixties Watson signed tomorrow becoming breezy in the afternoon with highs in the low to mid eighties I'm meteorologist Ashley o'connor on Twin Cities new stack able Levin thirty eight seventy seven right now coming up on the Friday edition of justice major of Sam's top five kicks off the show is six twenty with all the news and headlines you need to start your day and in the eight o'clock hour we'll speak with a member of the Minneapolis police force directly addressing some of the questions and controversies around the last ten days dozens injured eleven local six nine Twin Cities news talk eleven thirty and one of the five of them following is a pre recorded progress you are entering the lockdown fraudsters exposed never ever then the needy general Mattis trashes trump center cotton traders The New York Times through breeze is not woke enough more rights in NYC in DC and is cleaning up black lives matter graffiti racist sexist and disseminating information the mobile intelligence make no mistake this is the box sixteen show former CIA analyst three hours without sure everyone thank you so much for being here we are not being rational times I think we need to accept that and we need to act accordingly we are.

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Former Defense Secretary Mattis breaks silence and tears into Trump: 'He tries to divide us'

Squawk Pod

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Former Defense Secretary Mattis breaks silence and tears into Trump: 'He tries to divide us'

"Start with breaking news tonight, a stunning rebuke against the president of the United States, the former Defense Secretary General James Mattis picked by the president himself the lead. The Pentagon issued this statement just a short time ago. Quote from it now Donald. Trump says general. Mattis is the. The first president in my lifetime, who does not try to unite the American people does not even pretend to try instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership, says the general we can unite without him drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil

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Why won't NFL teams hire minority coaches?

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

11:19 min | 1 year ago

Why won't NFL teams hire minority coaches?

"Three head. Coaching spots have been filled this week. But none of those. Three coaches were minorities while the Rooney rule has been followed. Some are beginning to believe that minority forty candidates are not being taken seriously for the open jobs and anonymous African American. NFL Assistant Coach said that the League has quote finally shown. It's not the place as for black men to advance. It's ridiculous it's disgusting. We can sell tickets and make plays but we can't lead Shannon. Why isn't the Rooney rule role working? Well I think until skip this diversity thing yeah. Diversity is a great great to talk about but until you get someone the leadership position that says you know what. I don't just want to talk about it. I want to be about it so until you get older ships that actually wants to put some substance to this and this is what that you're GonNa get now if the general manager there's one general manager that's what minority and that's CR- Chris greer in Miami. There's zero owners that are it shouldn't say minorities. I guess because shot con radically a minority. But when you get the gist of what I what. I'm trying to say until leadership gets more diverse. You're I'm not gonNA have a more diverse hiring background skills. This was puzzling to be. Is that Eric. Enemy has the exact Zac job that Matt Nagy had negative and call plays any recall. Please man they can get the job. Doug Peterson sedinko plays true. Recall to play around Rivera's on but Ron Rivera was not the defensive coordinator in Philly. He he became a D. coordinator what's he got to the D. Coordinator in Chicago. You are you in San Diego. Yeah but he got his getting these enter coaching tree. Eric B enemy has the exact same job. That Matt Nagy Doug Peterson has and he's not getting opportunity is spirit but this. I don't really think that they go into it. Unless you incentivize this. Okay if you how minorities kill we maybe you have an extra three to five five dollars and cap space. That's the only thing that resonates with these owners because I get it skipped if I spent three billion. Let's just say I spent three billion dollars for a restaurant run. You Go tell me what the hell I need to cook. Cook whatever I WanNa Cook it there. And that's how they look at it. Jerry Jones spent money for this. This this mind you oh tell me why should get killed but but this notion that Oh and they brought Muhiba Marvin Marvin Lewis. He brought him in to to do that. Situation wasted the same with the giants the giants they had irebi enemy. They what Joe Judge Chris Rashard Rashard. Excuse me Chris Restoring. Yeah so now. Now we're down to one. Vacant Cleveland Reunion. I'm talking about how good already know. Angle get no frills JAYCO network skill. He already interviewed there. So you would now now the take my name off the leader and solid rubber solid. Take my name off the list. Because he's GonNa get Mad Max two and a half years if you're lucky that seems to instead that's all Jimmy can stomach now if you look at it they keep these. You look at Mike Patton. You look at all the guys they've had and these guys have had I think. Hugh Jackson stayed the longest at two and a half years. But everybody's been two years the list huge only two and a half two and a half long but you get you get these other guys you get pretty kitchens and you look at patent and you look at a I forget. Just give all these one year jazz. WE ACHE AAC CLEVELAND. That in Cleveland of the North this skill ruining rules a joke. I get it. You know minorities Cadillac. An affirmative action thanksgiving. Yeah but in -firmative action. I guess it's federal dollars. You'RE NOT GONNA get the money if you don't do this. The NFL is a is a private entity. So what can you do. What Ki- what can you give? Nfl Do not the so. I have been tracking this for a long time because one of my best friends is John. Wooten who is now the retired leader of the Fritz Pollard. Alliance and he was the driving force behind instituting the Rooney rule as I hiring practice in the national shirow all league and John's point from the start was I just need interviews because if a young assistant coach gets interviewed a couple of times times it gets reported in his name gets out there and if another owner sees that name enough over maybe a couple of years hiring cycles else maybe an owner says chee that guy. He's getting a lot of interviews. Maybe I should bring in. Maybe I should be more open minded to him. But if you're GONNA curse because if I get a a lot of interviews and I'm not getting hired was wrong why here the me getting hired cave liability with that. But John's point in the end was I'd rather have interviews than not have interests. Okay okay so let's go back to the stat that I use last week. The Institute of Diversity and Ethics In sports twenty nine thousand nine racial and gender report card for the National Football Bali. The League got actually an a plus for hiring of color. Assistant coaches right a sit a plot. Oh that's progress right. It got a deep loss for hiring head coach of Color White eight-plus assistance d-plus head head coaches. There's a big disconnect there and it shows you. That owners are fine. Oh hire two or three black assistant fine with that but nope nope. I don't want to head coach to be black. Right gives quite to the restaurant you can cook. You'll be in the bank but Michelle not the bridge. I roll up now okay so when I texted back and forth last we can use this last week of John Wooten just beside himself now. He is devastated by this this development his point was that only one. GM Chris Grin Miami. Point out is use. John's word heartbreaking because it could start with the GM right a black GM of or of color could be more open minded to say to the owner. Hey listen this guy is really bring him in. Let me let me introduce him to you right. The conduit to the owner can be stronger. Iran have I don't know six or eight black. GM right right. We've had them around the league four or but all of a sudden there's a dearth to rape Barma with Barma within Cleveland. He'd Gone Rick Smith who I know very well be in Denver. He interviewed for The Washington. Ashington John Daniel Snyder said head coach could be a head coach. Basically general manager after the Washington like who are the head coaching after the draft. The General Mattis. Okay so sometimes there is group think or shink sheep among the owners because in the end they do want to win right. And if they're looking around the League league and that black head coaches really successful they say well I want one of those. I want to go that direction right well. There was one black head coach who started to have success late in the year ear and he happened to be allied with Chris. Clear in Miami and Brian Floors off the Patriots. Well they started out all time badge for about what seven seven games fifty. Nine seven opening renders and then they basically it felt like they turned the whole roster iside down which they needed to do and then all of a sudden the last nine games they go five and four they upset the eagles and then they went to foxborough and just basically ended the season. I thought for the new New England Patriots playoff teams right. Okay so all the sudden Brian floor floor with the help of Chris greer. They're having big success. It looks like it's headed in the right drug us us but it wasn't enough of a splash to create momentum through the hiring process and right because John Wooden again texted me back with so many names he said we have so many in the pipeline. Who already started with Eric? B Enemy and Chris Rock. I think Chris Shaw Bad Year on defense but when I watch him interviewed when I watch his body language. It's a stunt man he's he's got. CEO Written all over him. He looks like a commanding officer to me. There's not enough black head coaches skip. Because because you look you look at Mike McCarthy guest job he hires the guy that gave him his opportunity coordinator fifteen years ago so you see the circle. We'll skip once you become a head coach. What do you do you go to the combine? You go to say elbow you got your drake. He goes to the coaches meeting and Yada Yada Yada and to connect with the boom boom boom right right. So if I'm not in that Lou. How do I get into loops? Because a rid of staff they said eighty percent of the jobs are never posted so in other worth people get hired somebody a friend or family member is not what you know who you know There in live the roof. It does house so to finish John. Bruton's list of pipeline candidates being AMEE. Chris Rashard Robert Sala. He threw Jim Caldwell on his list. Is Jim Colwell was highly successful zestful. Jim called wheel lost his jaw. Going nine and seven in two years Matt Patricia has nine total win and he's still got a job now he goldwell still doesn't have another job he in four years. He went to the playoffs twice in the last year he went nine and seven and they said well you know we need to move in a different direction. uh-huh and the guy that's replaced has yet to win nine total games in two years. Do you still own a still on the clock. Okay Steve wilks got one shot in time. I'm one year in Arizona and he was gone. He's now the defensive coordinator in Cleveland which probably didn't help his cause this year that much but I don't hear his name no in Cleveland right right on the list. And then there's Terrel Austin who's young stripes potential star coach and John Wootton into his list with Marvin Lewis who he thinks deserves a second shy right. Okay so Jerry. Jones did observe in qualified for the Rooney rule by bringing in. I Marvin Lewis. I think Jerry was shrewd operating waiting there. Because he didn't pick a young like like Chris Rashard type interview him because of Jerry had interviewed a young potential upcoming head. Black coach right. There's more pressure on Jerry. What was wrong with right? What's the problem exactly? He went to Marvin Lewis because he thinks Marvin Lewis is kind of old news right right. He got his longtime time shot in Cincinnati. Listen I still think Marvin did a good job job seriously. Yes okay he went. Oh and seven in the playoffs but still it was Andy Dalton Alton you re you with covering the NFL and you remember what Cincinnati before. Marlene got there was John. Carter number one overall. You Got David Cleland with the fourth. The fourth picket. You got big day to day and Wilkerson purse around the second pick in the draft year after year after a year people. Forget what I know. Marvin didn't win a playoff game. But they weren't even getting close to the playoffs for Marvin got there. No so I was disappointed in Jerry because you know my heart Hartz. I'd love to see Jerry Jones higher black head coach and I think I probably won't live long enough or Jerry will live long enough to know.

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General Mattis gets his revenge on Trump for calling him ‘overrated’

All Of It

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

General Mattis gets his revenge on Trump for calling him ‘overrated’

"US defense secretary Jim Mattis has argued for the need to keep US troops in northern Syria to revenge the resurgence of isis his stance on the issue arose Wednesday during contentious White House meeting in which president trump called him overrated general Mattis responds to the and sold at a New York fundraiser Thursday night I'm honored to be considered that by by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep and over rated actress so I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals minutes was speaking at the L. Smith memorial foundation dinner an annual white tie event to support Catholic charities he resigned as defense secretary last December in a dispute with the president over US military

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Trump's decision to abandon the Kurds in Syria sends a dangerous message to US allies around the world

Background Briefing

12:47 min | 1 year ago

Trump's decision to abandon the Kurds in Syria sends a dangerous message to US allies around the world

"And joining us now David Phillips the director of the peace building and writes programs each year for the study of human rights to Columbia University and a former senior adviser and foreign affairs expert to the United States department of state during the administrations of presidents Clinton bush and Obama the author of an uncertain ally Turkey and other ones dictatorship and the great betrayal how America abandon the kids and lost the Middle East he has an article at the institute for the study of human rights shock and disgust trump turns a blind eye to take a slaughter of Kurds in Syria welcome to background briefing David Phillips thank you and this outrageous move by Donald Trump which is similar to the move that he tried alea back in December which prompted the resignation of the head of the CNM and also the head of the defense department general Mattis is there anyway given the backlash Mr Connell Lindsey Graham everybody in the in the day a day the state everybody saying this is outrageously dangers and stupid idea given trumps record is he like to reverse himself all other tanks gonna roll in from Turkey early US forces have already left several observation posts on the Turkish Syrian border and I just got off the phone with a Syrian Kurd who indicated that Turkey's military is massing and hi there may be a cross border incursion tomorrow morning at dawn so it looks as though the train has left the station so there are a lot of unanswered questions here a lot of unknowns is an important question though in that we need to ask ourselves why after a year of negotiating with Turkey and finally coming to an agreement on managing relations between the U. 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Turkey and the Kurds have we suddenly reversed ourselves against the advice of the department of defense and state department officials what kind of deals with trump make with air to want what everyone promised him it is it's just another example of trump's malfeasance towards international relations where he's not trustworthy where he's a radic and unpredictable or is there more to it than that is there something criminal here that we're going to find out about well there is obviously in trump's business dealings with anyone trump hotels in Turkey but there's also the other possibility that comes from a lot of sources in the intelligence committee that I've talked to both former mostly foreman but some cards and even at the former deny himself general clapper said that he thinks let ME potent is Donald trump's case officer meaning than Donald Trump is on by potent he's a Russian assets so that might explain this this is there's no question that this looks like something the potent once not what America wants this something that Putin once that Iran loans and what a side once so when you look at the F. Russia Iran and Turkey they cooperate in Syria through something called the a star on a process which was created by those three countries as an alternative to the U. N.'s mediation one of the courage to now who do they turn to for protection if the U. S. abandons them they're likely to turn to the Syrian government answer the Russian government who hold all the cards so what's trumps interests here I want to put in his interest here for a lot of unanswered questions but for the Kurds who have been on the frontline who have sacrificed eleven thousand fighters in the past year at America's be hashed confronting isis they are just spinning with confusion they don't know who their friends are they don't know what to do next hi with friends like this who needs adversaries the courage and other interested parties around the world are watching and it just casts a pall over America's reliability as an ally and as a force for good in the world well I'm no fan of the Saudi Arabians and sent me a moment been sound mind but trump just sold out the Saturdays I mean amber when they they rainy and shot down a U. S. drone trump was about to respond and the aircraft were in the air heading towards Iranian targets when he reversed himself but in doing so the signal to the Iranians that trump and the Americans are a paper tiger and then the Iranians and lost a bunch of missiles on apple cake the big petroleum processing plant in Saudi Arabia that shuts down sandy's oil supplies and then hung out to dry the Emirati is already making a deal with the Iranians and the Saudis are also about to make a deal with the Iranians says essentially trumped sell them out and by the way if you look at it in the broader context it run again end up either directly or indirectly controlling something like fifty percent of the wells are old supplies since George W. bush handed over Iraq to Iran and looks like drum sanding either Saudi Arabian the Amorites and Yemen and the Iranians will so essentially moved into Syria and into Lebanon so they could be the next regional superpower so trump showing a remarkable ability to unify our countries around the world in opposition to US policy if he is so radioactive that he's bringing the Saudis and the Iranians together the amerock teas and the Iranians that's a remarkable development there are profound questions about whether or not Donald Trump he's competent to act as commander in chief informally those questions are being asked by both democratic and Republican senators and by senior members of the US military and missile occurs in the backdrop of an impeachment inquiry which is now entering its third week so David Phillips a you saying that you not necessarily agree with me that trump is quite likely to be a traitor and the importance pocket you're saying he made just be simply incompetent it could be both we don't know hi he certainly incompetent he's proven that over and over and based on the performance in Helsinki and what we seen as of late it would seem that he's also acting in a treasonous fashion good that the house of representatives is looking at this closely hi I'm looking forward to their findings and to the process moving to the center because the US can't handle another year of Donald Trump as president we certainly can't manage another term with him in the White House you just told us that at eleven thousand Kurdish fighters died fighting ISIS on our behalf in twenty two thousand more wounded and the guy the Kurds the ones that have the seventy thousand odd ISIS prisoners locked up in these concentration camps the Europeans don't want these people coming back and we're going to abandon them and by the way if the Kurds a guiding isis and the Turkish tanks rolling in I thank god to basically have to you know go fight the Texan leave ISIS to break out of the camps and do god knows what so the group the Kurdish militias will go and confront turkeys aggression and in the process these battle hardened ISIS fighters will escape for where are they going to go for the gold rush to their Turkish friends and restaurant in the free Syrian army remember what size president Biden said at Harvard in twenty fourteen but it was Turkey that facilitated the jihadi highway from song your foot to rock the provided weapons money logistics and medical care to wounded warriors on the battlefield so the whole jihadist phenomena the rise of ISIS can be linked back to Turkey's national intelligence agency which colluded with extremists and is directly responsible for the radicalization of Muslims in Syria and in the region so then if the tanks are gonna be rolling in dough on tomorrow the the White PJ the Syrian Kurds I just have you know they basically just have light weapons they don't have a crop they don't have tanks they just gonna be slowed down thing yes they will be slaughtered we saw last December in our friend who's active and the Kurds are highly motivated to protect their people but against Turkish air power hand Harmer they really don't have a fighting chance in Africa hundreds of Kurdish fighters were killed the area in the north and east of Syria is entirely flat on light unlike the terrain west of the Euphrates so Turkey just gonna roll in with their armor and they will commit a slaughter I'd just like they did the Armenian genocide of the turn of the century and with trump as president we are we will turn a blind eye to our allies who have sacrificed so much and fought so ably on our behalf shock and discussed is the understatement what the consequences will be seventy thousand caption ISIS fighters and their families all of him a radicalized as far as I can tell being sent loose again I mean what the American people at least notice that is a really bad idea that's a really bad idea but when they're set loose they're just going to go and no hug and kiss their Turkish brethren and no joy in the Turkish free Syrian army in fighting the occurrence remember was the courage to defeat ISIS who liberated Rocka Hannah and then went about who's on the border and got rid of the last vestiges of the caliphate there are currently still eighteen thousand ISIS fighters in Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars in their accounts now we replenished by these prisoners who will rejoin the battle crisis is back and the years so we spent fighting to defeat them it will be lost time and the Americans and the others who died in that because we'll have died in vain then you have to add to that that the US presence of any one thousand troops was stopping the Iranians from linking up from Tehran through Baghdad all the way to Damascus and also there's one thousand Americans were astride the Assad's oil fields which she desperately needs so he's going to be getting it all feels Iranians will have a free traffic that's that's why Lindsey Graham said the Iranians are just going to be I have enjoyed it it's crazy Iran strategic objective here is to establish a Shiite crescent from Tehran to clone to Baghdad through northern Syria to Lebanon and beyond through that corridor they transport weapons and missiles now they're going to be able to do that without any obstruction so why is the U. S. talking tough about Iran and then turning a turning away and letting your run get away with these kinds of this kind of aggression it just is in coherent it is strategically flawed it is practically in coherent and it is morally repugnant the US has

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John Bolton, Another national Security adviser, Steps Down

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:17 min | 2 years ago

John Bolton, Another national Security adviser, Steps Down

"Used his customary method of twitter to announce the departure of his National Security Adviser John Bolton the the president said he disagreed strongly with his advisors views. Mister Bolton has promised to give his version of events in due course but he was the third national security adviser so far in Mr Trump's administration and he's described as a straight talking foreign policy hook or for more. I'm joined by Amy Pope. She's associate fellow at the US in the Americas program the Chatham House here in London and former deputy homeland security adviser to Barack Obama Amy Welcome back to monocle twenty four. This tipping point came what with the the Camp David invite to the Taliban given by Donald Trump has been bubbling for some time. I think it's been going on for a long time. You look at there have been very very public. situations where the president has directly contradicted his national security advisor whether it's Venezuela or Tehran there have been very very unusual contradictions of the national security advisers position and the fact that they've been done publicly have signaled that the president and John Bolton have not been on the same page for some time. What is it that annoyed. Donald Trump so much about John unbolting there were rumors that it was from the get-go not going to go very well given the fact that Donald Trump didn't like his security advisors moustache. It was as simple as front with this president. I would not put that out of the realm of the possible but when I really think it comes down to is that John Bolton whether or not you agree with his policies had a particular strategy and foreign policy view that governed the way that he it made decisions and that is just fundamentally inconsistent with President this president does not have any sort of national security policy he operates from the HIP he reacts he transacts and that's just I think fundamentally that was just too big of a difference for the two of them to bridge. He was the man the WHO knew US politics how it worked and knew how to get things done. That's right but as we've seen time and again the president didn't has very little patience for people who know how. Washington works if you look at the number of people who have served in in his administration to date some would say these are the so-called grownups in the room. General Mattis General Kelly HR McMaster the former national security advisor they have not lasted very long with this president president he just does not have patients process and again has little patience with strategy and sticking to a particular way of doing business he the and I don't think he likes the constraints that these various actors have imposed on him so I just think this was an inevitable here. The way that John Bolton has been described dubbed by some of the one person said he was a massive neo con on steroids. There was no doubt as to his position was there. What changes did he affect on on. US Security Policy during his tenure well certainly he's pushed for a harder stance on Iran. There's no question there likewise he really pushed this president resident on Venezuela to the point where it looked like the US was intervening in Venezuelan politics which is which is actually a significant departure from where the US foreign policy has been under President Obama for example so he was he was pushing for intervention. He was pushing for a much more military-led military-led strategy hard line policies but what I think might be more disturbing and a more lasting legacy which whether or not disposes intent is not clear here is that he's really undermined the national security process usually these decisions are brought to the president after very careful consideration by policy advisers from across across the US government and by all accounts John Bolton in his haste to be at the president's side and to be the one whispering his ear basically got rid of that structure picture and that considered process that allowed for the fleshing out of various ideas before they went to the president and in its give us an example of things where he his jumped ahead a not had things thought through well. If you look at the China trade war at the moment it is not at all clear that that was considered considered in terms of in terms of a couple of things what are the long long term effects on the US economy and that of course is very is coupled with our national security interest but also what are what is the ability of China to withstand a trade war through US electoral politics at some point this president has to decide died whether he's going to allow the softening of the US economy to impact his own chances at reelection or maintain very strong position on China and by all accounts chance that's not actually been well-considered within the White House so that's just one very tangible example. The second of course was his very public decision on the the Taliban to pull back on the meeting with the Taliban to the surprise of the American public in the foreign policy establishment and and not to have gone through through the process of negotiation of an outcome before that meeting was going to take place you mentioned the the chances of Donald Trump's reelection to what degree has the departure of John. Bolton got anything to do with the fact that Donald Trump would probably like to see himself a foreign policy dealmaker as opposed to a woman go when it comes to next year's elections elections. I think that has everything to do with it. Bolton would have the president maintain a fiercer military posture and the president has and said time and again that it's that it is important to pull troops out of situations including Afghanistan. He's one of his campaign promises. I think that's fundamentally the at odds with where John Bolton have him go so I think at some point. The president is is weighing. How am I going to do these deals that I've promised the American people bowl and as you're going to be able to do that with John. Bolton and I just think the answer is no. Thank you very much indeed for joining us on the line that was amy pope in a moment will go through some of the

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"general mattis" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

Zero Blog Thirty

15:37 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

"Eighty hours of military service pay per year military families are located near military installations all across the united states and they've opened up sixty one as of like in a week. They'll have sixty one with the plan on doubling that number moving forward. They've given three million cups of coffee to deployed troops troops all across the globe and they've adopted over a thousand different units through their adopted unit program. They've worked closely with v._s._o.'s which is veterans service organizations and military military service organizations to make an impact of over four hundred forty thousand military communities members of the military community. They've touched. They're doing great things all all across the globe and it really does at just speaking from like my own perspective seeing some of the comments that pop up on our instagram or twitter whenever we talk about starbucks is like older not actually doing that shot up they are they are that they're doing these things before. You realize okay. Maybe they are actually doing these things well. I just really genuinely seeing how genuine they are just from working with them and that the people who run their military branch of reaching out they're all military. Do they've been there serve so they get it and they understand how important it is and also the starbucks military community that facebook group that they have starbucks military. Anybody can join it. It's like the most positive good vibes face age and it's like if you're a working parent and you don't know how to find time liked. I saw post whereas like my husband's deploying. I've got three kids. How am i supposed to and people are like oh sure we'll help you do that. Starbucks can help you do that. If you wanna work there. Whatever it just so like i don't know it's just good vibes then the whole thing it is so if you're getting out and transitioning or if you have a spouse who is constantly worried about where they can work at and changing zhao's whenever you get stationed tell them they could work at starbucks like it's a great place to be. They're doing great things and it's legitimate. It's not fucking just blowing smoke up your ass. They're actually doing on great things. Shut.

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"general mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

07:26 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

"It. Isis has gone. No. It's not. Yes. It is. No, it's not. Yes. It is. Should we stay? Should we go Syria? I'm Maureen Langan in for Ethan Bearman on this Monday morning. That was President Donald Trump saying, you know, ISIS is defeated nobody's defeated ISIS more than he has. It's we're done. Let's move on out. I believe he said thirty days we'd be out. I'm going to see if I can firm that. But then that sound bite was John Bolton the national security security advisor, saying we're going to stay and we're going to fight ISIS, which is already gone according to Trump, but they're still there. So I'm wondering maybe General Mattis would still be in the administration had Trump giving given him the power to do opponents doing right now. So joining me right now, I want to discuss more of this is Washington Post's, senior national security correspondent, Karen diong. Thanks for joining me this morning. Karen? You're welcome Maureen great to be here. Well, let's. Let's dissect this what is going on now. Good question. I think you described fairly. Well, we're staying we're going we're leaving immediately. No, we're not leaving to immediately ISIS is defeated ISIS is not defeated. And so I think things are a little confused right now. I think the bottom line is that we are leaving eventually, but we're not leaving right away. And the president this morning tweeted out contrary to what he had said earlier about how we're leaving now, quote, unquote, he said were leaving at a proper pace while continuing to fight ISIS and doing all else that is prudent and necessary. Of course, he had earlier said that ISIS was finished. And therefore we were leaving and indicated that that would be immediately. Well, okay. So we know it's like dating an alcoholic with Trump. Even though he doesn't drink because you never know what's going on. You know, and it's gas lighting. No. I didn't. Yes. You did your crazy. Don't make me hate you. Everything's not with him. We know that I am wondering if General Mattis would still be in the administration had what Bolton is saying and doing now if Trump had empowered matters to do that, what do you think about it? I think I think General Mattis was ready to leave you know, in his fairly long resignation letter. He spoke about differences with Trump over the way allies are treated, basically, a different view of the world. And I think that this was kind of the the, you know, the last straw Horace Mattis was concerned. But but I think that if it hadn't have been this. It would have been something else in fairly short order. I don't I don't think he was destined to stay very long into this year in any case. Well, I will tell you this you say that Mattis was ready to leave. I bet most people there already to leave. But some are just hanging in there. My brother was in Desert Storm under the command. Of Madison's speaks very highly of him. You know, you'll see can everybody posts on social media. Like, oh, look at these Democrats now pro-war now that Trump wants to leave Syria, and I don't think that was the issue. I think thinking people would say, wow, this is abrupt. This is sudden what happens to those refugees in the camps. What happens to the Kurds? What happens when we isolate ourselves without these factions being radical, I think just a thinking person would ask those questions. Well, I think that most people who criticize this move. You know, nobody wants want US forces to stay there forever. And it must be said that the US Forcier is fairly small. It's about two thousand mostly special operations people, and they're not actually fighting there in most cases, the the what they call the Syrian democratic force, which is primarily Syrian Kurds are the people who are fighting on the ground. The Americans are well behind the frontlines advising them calling in airstrikes that are that are aiding them. And so you would think that if Trump wanted to stop our troops from being in harm's way. There are certainly other places where there are far more troops in far more danger. That that that that would have happened certainly Afghanistan where it must be said. He's now said he's going to withdraw. Half of the fourteen thousand troops that are there. They're more than twice as many US troops in Iraq. As there are in in Syria. So it's not I think the Pentagon has said that over the three years that US forces have been on the ground in Syria. There have been four of them killed two and combat and to in non combat related incident. So it's not it's not that dangerous a mission for the American. It's not a very big mission for the Americans. And so what it comes down to is is why were US forces there. And of course, before Trump's announcement in December, the stated policy was that they were there for several reasons they were there to finish off the Islamic state, and they were there to prevent Iran from from expanding in in Syria. Now, of course, the president said, well we're finished with with. Boise state. And then he said Iran can do what it wants. I I think that most of the people around him said whoops, wait a minute. Islamic state is not exactly finish there. And we actually don't want Iran to do what it wants. And then there's this extra question about the about the Syrian Kurds who Turkey doesn't like particularly doesn't like up along its border, which is where they've ended up in the areas that have been cleared of the Islamic state and has threatened to attack them. They're not moved moved back. Well, there's a lot to talk about with all of us. I hope you'll join us again. Karen too young Washington Post senior national security, correspondent appreciate your insight this morning. My pleasure. Thank you. I'm maureen. I just want to talk about Kevin Spacey. He was arraigned today sexual assault, or is it a drunk come on because sexual assaults very serious. And you don't want to elevate. Making a move on somebody when you're as the same thing. I wanna talk about that also wanna give a shout out that I will be performing my solo show daughter of a garbage man at the marine showcase theater on January twenty seventh. And if you'd like to get tickets, go to tickets dot Marin, center dot org. I'd love to see it come on out. We can connect. We could be best friends for life. I'm Maureen Langan in for Ethan Bearman, and this is KTEL. California. Golden bears basketball is on K G O eight ten. Connects on another deep ball all season long, catch every dunk layup and three pointer as the bears look to challenge in the Pac twelve. 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"general mattis" Discussed on Le Show

Le Show

04:22 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on Le Show

"A hydroelectric dam project were three hundred million and offers a thousand scholarships each year to Afghan students what India does but also India along with. Russia. China. And Iran these involved in projects that may lead to mining investments in Afghanistan. Apparently, president is not yet aware of those involvements. Mean I'll give you an example, you can talk about our generals. I gave general all the money they wanted. They didn't do such a great job in Afghanistan. They've been fighting enough ghanistan for nineteen years. General Mattis thank profusely forgetting him seven hundred billion dollars. He couldn't believe in General Mattis. Thank me even more the following year. When I got seven hundred sixteen billion dollars. He couldn't believe in General Mattis was so thrilled. But what's he done for me? How has he done in Afghanistan? Not too good. Not too good. I'm not happy with what he's done enough ghanistan, and I shouldn't be happy. But as you know, President Obama fired him. And essentially so tonight, I wanna results we're going to do something. That's right. We are talking to the Taliban. We're talking to a lot of different people. But here's the thing India's their Russia is there. Russia used to be the Soviet Union Afghanistan made it Russia because they went bankrupt fighting enough devastate Russia, so you take a look at other countries Pakistan is there they should be fighting. But Russia should be fine. The reason Russia was in. Afghanistan was because terrorists will going into Russia. They were right to be there. The problem is it was a tough fight. And literally they went bankrupt. They went into being called Russia again as opposed to the Soviet Union. A lot of a lot of these places you're reading about now are no longer part of Russia because of ghanistan, but why isn't Russia there? Why is it India there what is in Pakistan there? Why are we there were six thousand miles away? But I don't mind we wanna help our people. We want to help other nations. I think I would have been a good general. But who knows? I think I know I think I do know. Well, that was that's a lot to impact as they say on the on the cable networks, but yeah, why aren't why aren't the Russians in Afghanistan with troops? That would be good idea. Again, I think he means the war that Russia fought in Chechnya where there was terrorist action in the late nineties and early two thousand, but who knows he could have been a good general. Meanwhile, back at a Mark, America's longest war. Taliban fighters are threatening. Major oil wells near northern Afghan city. Did you know there was oil enough ghanistan as well as a lot of other minerals minerals. Yes, there is days of fighting doesn't dozens of members of the security forces killed and wounded, according to Reuter's the security situation in our pool province is alarming said a spokesman for the provincial government. We've had promises reinforcements would be sent to the city, but nothing has been done yet. Taliban has been launching major tax for some time with the aim of securing these oil. Fields. They were developed as it happens during the Soviet presence in Afghanistan. The loss of the wells would deliver a blow to the government and bolster Taliban finances adding to revenues from taxation mining mining. They're doing the Taliban along with the Indians in the Russians and the Iranians Iranian, sorry and opium. Of course. They get a lot of money from opium. Who doesn't really when you stop to think about? Yes. Well, that's that's how America's longest war looks from at least. Part of here. How does it look from over there.

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"general mattis" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"AM seven hundred billion dollars. He couldn't believe it General Mattis, thank me even more the following year. When I got seven hundred sixteen billion dollars. He couldn't believe it because our military was depleted now, we're rebuilding military. We're getting in fact pack was very responsible for a lot of the orders for the new f thirty five fighter jets and teams and all of the things we're doing including ships missiles and everything, but General Mattis was so thrilled. What's he done for me? How is he? Not too good. I'm not happy with what he's done in Afghanistan, and I shouldn't be happy. But he was very happy was very thankful. What I got him seven hundred billion dollars and then the following year seven hundred sixteen billion dollars. So I mean, I wish I hope he does. Well, but as you know, President Obama fired him. And essentially search results we're gonna do something. That's right. We are talking to the Taliban were talking to a lot of different people. Not give you an example. So taliban. Isis is we have an area that I brought up with our generals four or five weeks ago where Taliban. And they're fighting each other. I said why don't you let them fight? Why are we in the middle of it? I said let them fight. They're both our enemies. Let them fight, sir. We want to do it. And they end up fighting the craziest thing I've ever seen. I think I would have been a good general. But who knows? Mattis denounce.

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"general mattis" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

05:36 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Glenn Beck program on Mike roommate input lend the rest of this week coming up next hour, we go back to and talk about ice dropping off hundreds of people in El Paso, what's happening in cities across the country because of the overwhelmed system with the asylum seeker, so we'll get to the fallout of all that. And what happens next is the president says there's no no end in sight necessarily to the shutout until we get a barrier. Whether it's a wall fence, whatever you wanna call while of that will be coming up in the next hour. Can it get to this General Mattis in a moment, but I want to finish up? This thought about the second amendment and the narrative, the two things I talk most about her the narrative because we allow it to be stolen from us. Whether it's the second amendment issue, the abortion issue, I meant rights, whatever it is. We end up defending ourselves instead of making a point. But also, I've been hammering the media for the way they cover things in a big part of that will be coming up in the next hour, how the media is covering the caravan in Tijuana, and this issue of asylum seekers and what the truth. And the the real truth of this is and where journalism in America's leading the American people down by not giving both sides and fitting into an fitting everything into the narrative, they want you to hear and see. So we'll we'll we'll cover more of that in a bit General Mattis shows you. What a great man he is the Defense Secretary will be sorely missed. I believe it is this is a big hit to the Trump administration. I think the president is going to miss him sorely whether he realizes it or not what a good man General Mattis is in his Christmas address. I want you to hear just a little bit of what he had to say to those men and women that are serving. Since Washington crossed the Delaware at Christmas and seventeen seventy six American troops have missed holidays at home to defend our experiment, democracy to all you legend last is holding the line in two thousand eighteen on land or in the air. Thanks for keeping the faith merry Christmas. And may God hold you safe. I think he's a great, man. I think that his service to this country is is huge. I think it cannot be overstated. I think that he is an amazing, man. I think he's done. A great job is Defense Secretary in the years of service. I think the greatest asset that this president brought to the table to beginning of his presidency was surrounding himself with great people. And there have been people that have come and gone. There will be people that come and go, but a loss like this is huge. I think that his disagreement with the president. And let's just say let's not again, let's on over blow the disagreement here. I think. It was a big mistake. But there were three secretaries of defense under President Obama in all of them were very critical. That were very critical of him. Robert Gates resigned in twenty eleven criticize Obama's role as commander-in-chief in his memoir. Alternately in the administration suspicion and distrust of senior military officers by senior White House officials including the president and the vice president became a big problem for me, I tried to manage the relationship between the commander in chief and his military leaders. So this isn't always about everyone else. But again, the idea of the narrative in what you're being told in the severity. I think this is a big hit because of the good, man. The General Mattis is I think that it's a mistake for us to pull troops out of Syria. But the act as if this is some kind of dysfunction, we've never seen before that this level of rebuke from military leaders against the president is on heard of President Obama is still looked at by the people on the left as a great American president as commander in chief of the military. He decimated the United States military that was not a priority for that administration. The reduction in size of the military the not renewing or revitalizing any part of it after we'd been at. War for such a long time, the focus being on the military has us in a place now where we are in deep deep trouble. There is a report made by a bipartisan group of people that says that we could actually lose a war with not only the Chinese, but with the Russians possibly that the increase in spending that we've done in the military in the last year is only the tip of the iceberg that needs to be maintained for at least ten more years to make sure that we are the world superpower that the principle of peace through strength continues that we have allowed our military to go UN repaired, we still have the greatest fighting force in the world, the men and women the volunteers of our military are still the greatest in the world. But we don't have enough of them. And we are not giving them the equipment that they need to do the jobs that they may need to do according to this report. One member Senator John tile was a part of that group before he went back to the Senate three place. John McCain when John McCain passed away on my show in Arizona, talking with Senator said, this is a real issue that the United States Congress had better address. What are the chances that addressing the need for increases in military spending is something that will be taken seriously? By the next administered by the next congress, especially by the house of representatives. But General Mattis has been a great leader in American military and has been a great asset to the Trump administration. Exactly. Exactly, what will happen next.

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"general mattis" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

05:47 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"Week coming up next hour, we go back to talk about ice dropping off hundreds of people in El Paso, what's happening in cities across the country because of the overwhelmed system with the asylum. So we'll get to the fallout of all that. And what happens next is the president says there's no no end in sight necessarily to the shutout until we get a barrier. Whether it's a wall fence, whatever you wanna call it while of that will be coming up in the next hour. Can you get to this General Mattis in a moment, but I want to finish up? This thought about the second amendment and the narrative, the two things I talk most about her the narrative because we allow it to be stolen from us. Whether it's the second amendment issue, the abortion issue, first amendment rights, whatever it is we end up defending ourselves instead of making a point. But also, I've been hammering the media for the way they cover things in a big part of that will be coming up in the next hour how the media is covering the caravan in Tijuana and this issue of asylum seekers and what the. Truth, and the the real truth of this is where journalism in America's leading the American people down by not giving both sides and fitting into the fitting everything into the narrative, they want you to hear and see. So we'll we'll cover more of that in a bit. General Mattis a shows you. What a great man he is the Defense Secretary will be sorely missed. I believe it is this is a big hit to the Trump administration. I think the president is going to miss him sorely whether he realizes it or not what a good man General Mattis and is Christmas address. I want you to hear just a little bit of what he had to say to those men and women that are serving. Since Washington crossed the Delaware at Christmas and seventeen seventy six American troops have missed holidays at home to defend our experiment in democracy to all you legend last is holding the line in two thousand eighteen on land at stay or in the air. Thanks for keeping the faith merry Christmas. And may God hold you safe. I just think he's a great, man. I think that his service to this country is is huge. I think it cannot be overstated. I think that he is an amazing, man. I think he's done a great job as Defense Secretary in the years service. I think that the greatest asset that this president brought to the table to beginning of his presidency was surrounding himself with great people. And there have been people that have come and gone. There will be people that come and go, but a loss like this is huge. I think that his disagreement with the president. And let's just say let's not again, let's not over blow the disagreement here. I think. It was a big mistake. But there were three secretaries of defense under President Obama in all of them were very critical. That were very critical of him. Robert Gates resigned in twenty eleven criticize Obama's rollers commander-in-chief in his memoir. Alternately in the administration suspicion and distrust of senior military officers by senior White House officials including the president and the vice president became a big problem for me, I tried to manage the relationship between the commander in chief and his military leaders. So this isn't always about everyone else. But again, the idea of the narrative in what you're being told in the severity. I think this is a big hit because of the good man that General Mattis is I think that it's a mistake for us to pull troops out of Syria. But the act as if this is some kind of dysfunction, we've never seen before that this level of rebuke from military leaders against the president is unheard of President Obama is still looked at by the people on the left is a great American president as commander in chief of the military. He decimated the United States military. It was not a priority for that administration. The reduction in size of the military the not renewing or revitalizing any part of it after we'd been at. War for such a long time. They'll focus not being on the military has us in a place now where we are in deep deep trouble. There is a report made by a bipartisan group of people that says that we could actually lose a war with not only the Chinese, but with the Russians possibly that the increase in spending that we've done in the military in the last year is only the tip of the iceberg that needs to be maintained for at least ten more years to make sure that we are the world superpower that the principle of peace through strength continues. That we have allowed our military to go repaired, we still have the greatest fighting force in the world of men and women. The volunteers of our military are still the greatest in the world. But we don't have enough of them. And we are not getting the equipment that they need to do the jobs that they may need to do according to this report. One member Senator John Kyle was a part of that group before he went back to the Senate three place. John McCain when John McCain passed away on my show in Arizona talking. With Senator Kyle said, this is a real issue that the United States Congress had better address. What are the chances that addressing the need for increases in military spending is something that will be taken seriously? By the next administered by the next congress, especially by the house of representatives. But General Mattis has been a great leader in American military and has been a great asset to the Trump administration. Exactly. Exactly, what will happen next is. Now the concern coming up ice dropping off hundreds of people in El Paso asylum-seekers. It's happening all over the country. What's the fallout? What happens next what can and should be done? And when will the government reopened.

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"general mattis" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on WTVN

"Coming up next hour, we go back to and talk about ice dropping off hundreds of people in El Paso, what's happening in cities across the country because of the overwhelmed system with the asylum. So we'll get to the fallout of all that. And what happens next is the president says there's no no end in sight necessarily to the shutdown until we get a barrier. Whether it's wall fence, whatever you wanna call it. So all of that will be coming up in the next hour. Can you get to this General Mattis in a moment, but I want to finish up? This thought about the second amendment and the narrative, the two things I talk most about her the narrative because we allow it to be stolen from us. Whether it's the second amendment issue, the abortion issue, first amendment rights, whatever it is we end up defending ourselves instead of making a point. But also, I've been hammering the media for the way they cover things in a big part of that will be coming up in the next hour. How the media is covering the caravan in Tijuana and this issue. Issue of asylum seekers, and what the truth and the truth of this is where journalism in America's leading the American people down by not giving both sides and fitting into a fitting everything into the narrative, they want you to hear and see. So we'll we'll we'll cover more of that in a bit. General Mattis shows you. What a great man he is the Defense Secretary will be sorely missed. I believe it is this is a big hit to the Trump administration. I think the president is going to miss him sorely whether he realizes it or not what a good man General Mattis is in his Christmas address. I want you to hear just a little bit of what he had to say to those men and women that are serving. Since Washington crossed the Delaware at Christmas in seventeen seventy six. American troops have missed holidays at home to defend our experiment, democracy to all you legend last is holding the line in two thousand eighteen on land at sea or in the air. Thanks for keeping the faith merry Christmas. And may God hold you safe. I just think he's a great, man. I think that his service to this country is is huge. I think it cannot be overstated..

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"general mattis" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

05:35 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on KTOK

"Roommate imprint land the rest of this week coming up next hour, we go back to talk about ice dropping off hundreds of people in El Paso, what's happening in cities across the country because of the overwhelmed system with the asylum seeker, so we'll get to the fallout of all that. And what happens next is the president says there's no no end in sight necessarily to the shutdown until we get a barrier. Whether it's a wall fence, whatever you wanna call it swallowed that will be coming up in the next hour. Can you get to this General Mattis in a moment, but I want to finish up? This thought about the second amendment and the narrative, the two things I talk most about her the narrative because we allow it to be stolen from us. Whether it's the second amendment issue, the abortion issue, first amendment rights, whatever it is. We ended up defending ourselves instead of making a point. But also, I've been hammering the media for the way they cover things in a big part of that will be coming up in the next hour how the media is covering the caravan Tijuana and this issue of asylum seekers and what? The truth, and the the real truth of this is where journalism in America's leading the American people down by not giving both sides and fitting into the fitting everything into the narrative, they want you to hear and see. So we'll we'll we'll cover more of that in a bit General Mattis shows you. What a great man he is the Defense Secretary will be sorely missed. I believe it is this is a big hit to the Trump administration. I think the president is going to miss him sorely whether he realizes it or not what a good man General Mattis is in his Christmas address. I want you to hear just a little bit of what he had to say to those men and women that are serving. Since Washington crossed the Delaware at Christmas in seventeen seventy six. American troops have missed holidays at home to defend our experiment, democracy to all you legend last is holding the line in two thousand eighteen on land at sea or in the air. Thanks for keeping the faith merry Christmas. And may God hold you safe. I just think he's a great, man. I think that his service to this country is is huge. I think it cannot be overstated. I think that he is an amazing, man. I think he's done a great job as Defense Secretary in the years of service. I think that the greatest asset that this president brought to the table to beginning of his presidency was surrounding himself with great people. And there have been people that have come and gone. There will be people that come and go, but a loss like this is huge. I think that his disagreement with the president. And let's just say let's not again, let's on over blow the disagreement here. I think. It was a big mistake. But there were three secretaries of defense under President Obama in all of them were very critical. That were very critical of him. Robert Gates resigned in twenty eleven criticize Obama's role as commander in chief in his memoir. All too early in the administration suspicion and distrust of senior military officers by senior White House officials including the president and the vice president became a big problem for me, I tried to manage the relationship between the commander in chief and his military leaders. So this isn't always about everyone else. But again, the idea of the narrative in what you're being told in the severity. I think this is a big hit because of the good man that General Mattis is I think that it's a mistake for us to pull troops out of Syria. But the act as if this is some kind of dysfunction, we've never seen before that this level of of rebuke from military leaders against the president is unheard of President Obama is still looked at by the people on the left is a great American president as commander in chief of the military. He decimated the United States military that was not a priority for that administration. The reduction in size of the military not renewing or revitalizing any part of it after we'd been at w-. War for such a long time. The focus not being on the military has us in a place now where we are in deep deep trouble. There is a report made by a bipartisan group of people that says that we could actually lose a war with not only the Chinese, but with the Russians possibly that the increase in spending that we've done in the military in the last year is only the tip of the iceberg that needs to be maintained for at least ten more years to make sure that we are the world superpower that the principle of peace through strength continues that we have allowed our military to go UN repaired, we still have the greatest fighting force in the world, the men and women the volunteers of our military are still the greatest in the world. But we don't have enough of them. And we are not giving them the equipment that they need to do the jobs that they may need to do according to this report. One member Senator John tile was a part of that group before he went back to the Senate three place. John McCain when John McCain passed away on my show in Arizona talking. With Senator Kyle said, this is a real issue that the United States Congress had better address. What are the chances that addressing the need for increases in military spending is something that will be taken seriously? By the next administered by the next congress specially by the house of representatives. But General Mattis has been a great leader in American military and has been a great asset to the Trump administration. Exactly. Exactly, what will happen next.

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"general mattis" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

09:50 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on KTOK

"Name is Mike Broomhead from Phoenix Arizona in for Glenn this week. And Patrick Shanahan will replace General Mattis as Defense Secretary. He is the he is the assistant or the deputy Defense Secretary. He's worked for Boeing as an executive. He is not a military man himself, but he was raised military family said his father taught him service before self. Which is a big part of his upbringing. Liked by the White House. According to most. Wasn't very close necessarily with Mattis, but they called in the fix it man at Boeing he has got an illustrious career in that industry. What's that gonna do for him being the Defense Secretary and the questions arise with General Mattis leaving disagreements between the president and Mattis the expedited departure as opposed to waiting around for the confirmation of the next person? He's going to be out as of January first, according to the president's announcement that the new or the acting Defense Secretary Shanahan will take his place January first again all of this going back to who knows which decisions all of them. But the the decision to pull troops out of Syria in an expedited fashion the way it was announced whether or not it was a good idea an anxious to hear more from some of the military minds around the world people that I've talked to in the intelligence industry people. I've talked to that I believe in entrust most of them. I would say nine out of ten of them think this is a. Bad move rand Paul likes the move. But rand Paul is. I wouldn't say he's an isolationist. But he leans that way. For sure. In principle. I agree on many levels. We should not be the world's police force, especially using our military. The way we do we send our soldiers. We send our troops. I shouldn't just say soldiers whether it's marines sending airmen sending a sending our navy our sailors in to combat zones to be a police force is not the way they're built in what they should be used for necessarily. But we understand post World War Two. We still have a presence in Europe. Japan. All these years later, we still have military presence in those countries. And if we're going to we're going to invest the way we do in doing things how long are we willing to be a part of those parts of the world in peace time to maintain those things and have a ready force where it's needed. Is the world safer now than it was ten years ago. I don't think many people believe that it is. I think we're safer from ISIS. I do believe they've been decimated. Have they been beaten? I don't know about that. Either. Isn't that a question? We look at the military minds of this world, many of them saying that this is an I of all people, not a military mind, but Lindsey Graham saying that this is an insurance policy that the the the small footprint of troops that we have in serious and insurance policy. Going backwards is not something I want to see there are two things that concern me one the background. My family has losing a brother and then watching Iraq fall apart years after my brother was killed in Iraq. It felt to me personally like everything and he had been a part of working for was being decimated. It was devastating to many military families. Because the only thing you have to hold onto is that feeling that it wasn't for nothing. We'll have everything we had gained is lost. Then it feels like it was for nothing. I don't want any family to feel that way. I don't want any family to feel like it was for nothing. Additionally. We send men and women into harm's way. They sign up to do the job. But when we send them to do that job. They have to feel like they have the support of the American people are the American people just tired. It sounds silly. But are they just tired of war? Our enemies going to say that they've outlasted us. Because I believe this is going to be a recruiting tool. There's no doubt that they are going to play this up as a victory. For them. So I'm not I am not a big fan of sending men and women into combat zones without the equipment and without the orders to go and win. But are we going are we setting ourselves up for failure? Are we setting ourselves up for for going back? I speak in high schools right used to quite a bit in Arizona. I would ask to go to speak to social studies groups are, you know, the classes would all come together on an assembly, and I would always handle it more as a question and answer. I didn't give a speech in high school kids. Don't want to hear a fifty one year old guy speak. I would let them ask questions to do. My best to answer them and high school kids at least where I'm from are concerned about the same things we're concerned about jobs terrorist attacks. Are we safe at the time nuclear war with with the North Koreans, and I had someone asked me about you know, because of my unique situation having lost a brother how I felt about the different wars. And why was still supportive of us being in some of the countries we were in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria. And I looked at these kids on a Friday. So a bunch of the boys were wearing football uniforms in some of the girls wearing cheerleading uniform. Terms, and I said to them some of you are seniors which means next year or the year after some of you will be trading in those football and cheerleading uniforms for military uniforms, and what's been going on since two thousand three March of old three was the invasion into Baghdad. What's been going on all of these years and not been solved in the Middle East as long as the Afghanistan war's been going on in our involvement there across North Africa. Now where we have troops in harms way, dying as we speak. And. The idea that we as a generation. Didn't do it. We didn't fix it. We didn't take the gloves off and finish the job the way we should have. We pulled out of Iraq way too soon. We should've hindsight's twenty twenty but we should have done something about Syria years ago. We could have knocked down the air capabilities of Bashar Assad at least level the playing field for the free Syrian army to give them a fighting chance to take their country back without a big military footprint years ago and save millions of lives being devastated lost or changed. Whether it's it's exile imprisonment or death. We could have played a part in allowing them to fight their own battles. But helping them hindsight's twenty twenty. But you look in the face of an eighteen year old, and you say to them this has been going on since. Oh, three. Many of these kids were not born or infants when this happened. We haven't finished the job. And because of that many of you will Don the uniform of the United States military and go on a deployment to the Middle East. I have four grandsons the oldest of which is seven years old. Less than fifteen years from now, what's he gonna do? If he decides he's going to join the military where will we be in the world. So this serious situation is more than politics, and it's more than just about twenty two hundred troops being pulled out of a region. What are the after effects in the long term effects of this? And what generation how many people is it going to affect go? Look at your kids. You got kids that are fifteen years old. How will this affect them five years from now when they're twenty? How many of your sons our daughters have said I want to join the military where will they be in the world and will this what's happening now with the pull out of Syria have an effect on them. The commander in chief makes very serious decisions. And before I had a knee jerk reaction one way or the other to denounce what the president did or say, it was the right thing to do. I wanted to be a bit more educated on the wise, the people that I know are saying this could be a big mistake. That this could come back to bite the president because if ISIS or another group, it you change the name. Al Qaeda, the Taliban. Isis. What would be the next group? Is this going to fester into something else where we are going to be sending men and women a couple of years from now back into a region because of the uprising of terrorism because we didn't leave a footprint behind? And it's more of a thoughtful question than it is a political question. And is this going to be that mistake every president makes one or more is this going to be that huge mistake. That ends up costing this president and the American people. Mortar discussed on this topic. Of course, the shutdown. That's affecting everyone in the exact places that it's affecting and the people that it's a lot more still coming up on the show. I Mike had this is the Glenn Beck program..

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Mattis resigns after clash with Trump over troop withdrawal from Syria

Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson

06:15 min | 2 years ago

Mattis resigns after clash with Trump over troop withdrawal from Syria

"So the Trump administration. Aides told the new. Times that the president became increasingly furious in the days following Madison's resignation letter the times reporting added that the president initially did not understand just how forceful rejection of his strategy Mr Batten haddish should because people took that resignation. And they really parse that out. They went sentence by sentence as they're going to do this. Don't like the president. Yes. So so here, here's General Mattis who a lot of people love except the left. Didn't love him. Remember, President Obama fired him in two thousand thirteen didn't even call him. He found out when an aide told him he'd been replaced. Yes. Not not a word from the left on that at all. They were silent about that. Like, well, who cares? He fired back. They didn't care about that. At all. Now, they love him because the because he's resigning, and so he's not going to be serving for President Trump's are. Now, they love him. And and President Trump's a horrible person for letting him go, right? So you so you're here's how here's here's the ark of serving your country these days, if you serve inside of this administration as at as you are serving in the administration, you are Beasley Bob you are Satan incarnate. If you're Rex Tillerson, if you're on Orosa, if your James Mattis, you are doing nothing, but ushering in the seven horsemen of the apocalypse. Now, if you decide to leave the administration or you're fired and instead of. And if you even relatively dunk on the administration just Mattis was just a little dunk on Rosa course, was kind of like half court. Michael Jordan at the end of Space Jam kinda dunk. Doesn't matter. Then you'll become a cult hero. All right. Then suddenly it's like yes Queen. Okay. Yes. Queen re Rex Tillerson like yes, come on. We love you. We love you. Exxon Mobil executive because you're saying mean mean things about the administration. So that's that's the career. That's the career arc of anyone coming in the comings and goings of the Trump administration, and that's summed it up beautifully. So so the this is again awkward, this is apparently a behind the scenes based on stories from people who have no authority to talk. Of course, of course, unnamed sources though, isn't it funny, Mary that is always increasingly furious. Like every one of these stories is always Trump becomes increasingly furious. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Well, he's unhinged. And we have to have that parody of him of being unhinged. Because he has to be insane. What he's doing in that? Because all of the people, of course, who voted for him are racist on Saturday. The president tweeted that he gave Mattis quote, a second chance after Barack Obama ingloriously fired him, which is true. Mattis led the US central command for two thousand ten to twenty thirteen. And then he disagreed with the Obama administration on Iran and rather than allow him to resign President Obama fired him, but didn't tell him he was fired because that's that's classy, Trump wrote some thought I shouldn't. I thought I should interesting relationship. But I also gave all of the resources that he never really had allergies are very important. But not when they take advantage of the US. So the president was speaking there about giving him a second chance some thought I shouldn't I thought I should. So I did he never had the resources that I gave him but. A lot of people are pointing to the line in James Madison's resignation where he talks about allies being important to the United States. And how we can't just turn our back on our allies. A lot of people are talking about the the Kurds that the United States has a habit of of arming the Kurds. We train the Kurds because they they fight against the fight against ISIS. They're they're they're loyal to us. And then we we leave them, right? We do it. We do time and time again, I don't know. How often we think they're going to stay loyal to us because we do it to them time and time again, I don't pretend to know that much about Syria to be able to speak about it with any kind of authority. So I'm going to say that I don't know the I don't know it's been going on for years and years. Does anyone have MS? Right. All the different players and everything else. I hear I have obviously we've heard about the Kurds over and over and over again and how they're like the one bastion of sanity in a sea of insanity. And that's apparently we're leaving them again. Right. And so now they're going to be slaughter. Yeah. Not not not really, I if you look at all the controlling forces in the region, the Kurds are absolutely surrounded by extremists and surrounded by very very dangerous people with this going to work out. Well for them God. Let's hope it's Christmas Eve, let's say a prayer. But this is a tough world when America leaves region, it certainly is a vacuum. And it is and there's only two thousand troops that are leaving that we have there. But that was enough to keep some stability. But we have not just Democrats. We've Republicans who are also not happy with this. And are speaking out about it as well. So we'll see. That develops presents. Got a lot on his

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Trump tweets about Mattis, Syria withdrawal and McGurk exit

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00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Trump tweets about Mattis, Syria withdrawal and McGurk exit

"At checkout. Another top Trump administration officials signals he's resigning mcgurk the top US envoy to the global coalition to defeat. Isis said he could not carry out the president's orders to withdraw from Syria and quote, maintain my integrity. And now the president is hitting back in a flurry of tweets calling mcgurk a Stander and downplaying his resignation as a quote nothing event mcgurk hand plan to lead the administration in February. But he's moved up his exit in protest, and there's still no word who may replace General Mattis as secretary of defense, leaving the Trump administration with two major holes to fill in the global

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"general mattis" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on 600 WREC

"You will have missed me eleven o'clock on Saturdays beginning in January. So that is exciting for us. We've we've been the number one rated show at this hour on this station for the last several months, and now we will be the number one rated show at the eleven o'clock hour on Saturdays on the station. So if you figure that out then you'll see that that only makes sense, right? So we're doing it in in January going to a new a new our and a little bit new format. So we shoot a tune in on that. And the next show that we have coming up next Saturday that show little bit of a preview for that. That show is going to be kind of a year in review, we're gonna talk about the big gun related stories of the two thousand eighteen and how those have impacted us so far and some of the commentary and discussion that happened around those those big gun related news events of two thousand eighteen we'll discuss that. And we will also be looking ahead of two thousand nineteen on some things that we imagine. We'll be happening. We can foresee that. Some of the stuff will become another pike. And we'll be talking about that the next show too. So the cover year in review next week and then looking forward to two thousand nineteen next week as well. All right getting into current things happening now big news broke earlier this week or later this week. I guess General Mattis has resigned. Mad dog Mattis has resigned as the secretary of defense from the Trump administration. His letter cited basically that he in Trump didn't see eye to eye on certain things, and that matters felt that Trump deserved a secretary of defense that was more in line with what Trump thought and how things should be happening. And I guess most of this. I guess the straw that broke the Camelback was. The decision to pull out of Syria by Trump and Mattis doesn't agree with that. And I don't agree with it. But Trump has decided to do that in medicine is not can't continue to do the work that you're wanting me to do because we see so differently on it. So it's a huge blow to the Trump administration in my opinion. General Mattis is probably the most well respected military figure in the world today. And certainly our generation he's he's respected by all of our military. You can speak to any any marine today, and they speak reverently a General Mattis. Also in the foreign military leaders. You can tell that they respect, you know, Mattis greatly. And I believe this is a a bad thing for the Trump administration. I don't I don't think those are the best situation. And I think that I don't know who's who will be next. I can't admit what they they won't be, you know, Mattis or that caliber obvious it won't be him. But it won't be that caliber person either. It's just those are two big boots to fill. From from anyone else that's around today. So we'll just have to see how that happens how that pans.

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U.S. Will Send Migrants Back to Mexico as They Wait on Asylum Claims

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00:49 sec | 2 years ago

U.S. Will Send Migrants Back to Mexico as They Wait on Asylum Claims

"Into Russian election interference in connection with his dealings with former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, the Justice department has charged to Chinese nationals and a worldwide twelve year hacking campaign that included the US government and military targets. The hackers are said to be part of a network connected to Chinese intelligence and successful. Penetrated multiple government agencies. The US attorney's office in New York NASA and the navy among others. The personal information of more than one hundred thousand navy personnel was reportedly stolen in the cyber attack in California. Yemeni mother shaima sweeter has reunited with her dying two year old son after being granted a State Department waiver from President Trump's travel ban earlier this week the toddler of Dula son is an Oakland children's hospital with a rare brain disease both of Dila and his father Ali are US citizens. But the mother shaima sweat is a Yemeni citizen living in Egypt. Yemen is one of the five majority Muslim countries who citizens are barred from entering the US under Trump's executive order. This is a turning, but non electro speaking swill landed at the San Francisco airport. Let's be clear. Issuance of her visa this week was not an act of kindness on their part. The embassy and department of state had a legal obligation to adjudicate shame as waiver request within a reasonable amount of time, and they failed on that obligation. The result of that failure is that a giant two year old boy has suffered for the last two months without his mother by his side. Where it has acquitted forty NGO workers, including citizens from the US and other countries after a retrial of a case dating back to two thousand thirteen when forty three people were arrested and convicted of illegally using foreign funds to stir up position to the former military government, many of the foreign defendants, including fifteen Americans left Egypt after posting bail in two thousand thirteen and were sentenced in -centia at Christmas address at the Vatican today. Pope Francis pledged the Catholic church will never again, cover up sexual abuse and said, clergy members who are guilty of sexually abusing children should turn themselves in he added they should quote prepare for divine Justice, unquote. The Catholic church has been rocked by the ongoing sexual abuse crisis over the past year, which reached all the way to pope Francis. In a circle with two cardinals last week being removed as his close advisors and third stepping down. Top members of the clergy were expelled or resign. Signed in countries around the world in may every Bishop and Chile offered their resignation as the scandal exploded, they're here in the US, Pennsylvania. Grand jury investigation revealed systematic widespread sexual abuse in the church. The Justice department has opened investigations into several diocese around the country in Britain Gatwick airport has started to resume flights after drone sightings on Wednesday and Thursday shutdown service for over a day causing passenger chaos says flights were cancelled postponed or rerouted authorities say they still don't know who's beyond who is behind the unmanned aerial drones. In environmental news, Washington DC city. Lawmakers voted unanimously on clean energy Bill mandating hundred percent renewable electricity by twenty thirty to the legislation. Also requires public transportation and fleet vehicles achieves zero carbon emissions by twenty forty five. The mandate would apply to government buildings in the capital, including the White House. The Trump administration's been blasted by environmental groups for feverishly rolling back emissions limits and other environmental regulations, and in France, foreign vire, mental groups are planning possible legal action against the government for failing to affectively respond to climate change. This is the director of Greenpeace France wheel, issuing go. Complained to the French because we think that the French on doesn't do enough to climate change, though, is this is why we are trying to to shoot the French government who to to ensure that they can ramp them mission in terms of fighting climate change, which is not the situation right now. That's young Francois's. You'll ers over one point two million people had signed an online petition as Friday morning and support of illegal action. The government of France president Emmanuel Macron has come under fire before for its response to the climate crisis. And August, the French environment minister Nicolotte low resigned live on a radio show due to the country's failure to adequately address climate change another environmental threats, he said, and those are some of the headlines assist democracy now democracy now dot org. The Warren peace report, I made me good. Then we begin today's show looking at secretary of defense, James. Madness. Who's announced he's resigning at the end of February while publicly rebuking, President Trump's foreign policy matters resigned. One day after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of all two thousand US troops from Syria and on the same day reports emerged that Trump has ordered the withdrawal of about seven thousand troops from Afghanistan. That's about half the current US force there it is resignation letter General Mattis, four star, general and -plicitly criticized President Trump's foreign policy. He wrote my views on treating allies with respect and also being clear eyed about both malign actors strategic competitors are strongly held informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance and international order that is most conducive to our security prosperity in values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances unquote, Madison onto say because you have the right to have a secretary of defense whose views are better. Aligned with yours on these and other subjects I believe. It's right for me to step down from my position. He said in the letter Madison, not make a direct reference to Syria, but he did call out Russia and China the New York Times reports Madison's the first prominent cabinet member to resign in protest over a national security issue in almost forty years. Much of the Washington establishment express shock over Madison's resignation democratic Senator Mark Warner Virginia said quote. This is scary secretary Mattis has been an island of stability. Amidst. The chaos of the Trump administration Republican Senator Mark Rubio, Florida responded to Madison's resignation saying it makes it abundantly clear that we're headed towards a series of grave policy errors, which will endanger our nation damage our alliances and empower our adversaries unquote prior to his time at the Pentagon. Madison served as head of US central. Command supreme allied commander of NATO in two thousand four lead the US marine attack on the Iraqi city of flu in may of two thousand four he ordered an attack on a wedding party near Syria. Forty-two civilians were reportedly killed including thirteen children. We turn now to Andrew base of it show, retired Colonel in Vietnam war veteran, he's the author of several books, including his latest twilight of the American century. His other books include America's war for the greater Middle East military history in Washington rules, America's path to permanent war. He's professor emeritus of international relations and history at Boston University. He also lost his son in Iraq, professor engine base of each welcome back to democracy. Now, if you could I respond to the resignation of the secretary of defense, and then if this were President Obama, and he was announcing the. Pullout of troops from Syria and half the force from Afghanistan. Wouldn't the peace movement be celebrating? What is your response? This is an interesting situation. I have to think that Trump must have expected that this abrupt announcement of withdrawal from Syria would lead to Mattis's of resignation in it probably something that Trump welcomes. There's no question that Mattis has been an obstacle to Trump's efforts to reorient US policy particularly policy in the Middle East. No medicines letter of resignation that you quote, it when he talked about his four decades of a gauge -ment with these matters is very telling he represents the establishments perspective that has involved over the course of those for decades. And for anyone says looks at you as policy over the past four decades. Particularly in the Middle East and says, yeah, it's really going. Well, then then I would think that they would you Madison's resignation as as a disappointment. Now when Trump ran for the presidency, he denounced our wars in the Middle East. He promised to withdraw militarily from the Middle East two years into his presidency. That hasn't happened in many respects Madison's been among those who frustrated the president's efforts. He's the commander of chief. Nettie seems not to be able to get things done. So here he is acting as the commander cheese now, I'm in the camp, the thanks that we ought to wind down these wars. We got more important things to do. My only problem with Trump's decision is like so many of Trump's decisions it's done impetuously overnight. Not having been thought through not having been coordinated. Yes, let's get out of Syria. But that doesn't mean leash. Should have a policy with respect to the civil war in Syria. I think that the way Trump is approaching this thing, we don't have any policy, and that's going to be a problem. Ghia think there's a connection to the murder of Jamaica show Chan let let me explain you have the CIA saying, they believe that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was responsible for his death and dismemberment and in stumble in Saudi consulate so you then have President Trump dealing with air doin-. And apparently this week they had a conversation. There's this threat of air doin that he's going to go after the Kurds. These are the US allies the Kurds soldiers in Syria and Trump perhaps aired one knows something more about the murder certainly has been releasing information that looks that makes the Trump administration. Very bad and their supported the crown prince also Jared Kushner, a Senate lost so close to an advising the crown prince and dealing with this murder. That aired one says we're gonna Tak the courage. You gotta stop being there and protecting them. And so Trump says he's pulling out.

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At odds with Trump over Syria, Defense Secretary Mattis quits

The Big Biz Radio Show

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

At odds with Trump over Syria, Defense Secretary Mattis quits

"Secretary. Sarah Sanders says the secretary Mattis submitted his letter of resignation, and we'll be leaving his post at the end of February Mattis said to be enraged over President Trump pulling troops out of Syria without asking him house. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she's stunned shaken by the resignation of General Mattis, what it means to our country for the message it sends to our troops. The president tweeted a new Defense Secretary will be named soon. The White House is now making preparations to move seven thousand troops out of Afghanistan as well.

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Jim Mattis, Defense Secretary, Resigns in Rebuke of Trump’s Worldview

BBC World Service

02:51 min | 2 years ago

Jim Mattis, Defense Secretary, Resigns in Rebuke of Trump’s Worldview

"Nomination for the joint. Chiefs of staff job at being vetoed. Effectively. He'd been frozen. Out. But it seems like yesterday's surprising decision from the president to withdraw the remaining troops in Syria. Really was the final straw for him. Although he hasn't directly stated that in his letter. But this is a strongly worded resignation letter that talks about America's strength through a comprehensive system of global alliances and partnerships, the importance of maintaining international relationships and respecting allies. And I think it's clear from this letter that James Mattis feels that the president Donald Trump's America first foreign policy rolling back on some international agreements, criticizing international organizations and putting in doubt some of those relationships with allies with something he just wasn't willing to tolerate any longer. He's a former military man, a Marine Corps general who spent his career working through these coalitions internationally to secure America's influence in the world. He obviously feels that. He can no longer stand by the president with that. And what has President Trump said about General Mattis? This decision while he the president tweeted first announcing the gym Mattis would be retiring he said at the end of February and thanking him for his service. So no criticism from the president, but he has called into question Jim Mattis's judgment before. And I think we could see the relationship deteriorating. Now, the president has said that he's looking for a replacement and expects to make an announcement next week of who will take over a secretary of defense. But he said something similar when his chief of staff left. Also when he was looking for a new attorney general we have acting positions filling both of those roles at the minute. So this is another job at the top of the administration that needs to be found. Someone new to take on it looks like it's getting increasingly difficult for the president to find the right people to surround him. And Jim Mattis has made clear in his letter that he simply couldn't carry on working for someone whose views he wasn't that closely aligned with any longer. And meanwhile politicians are scrambling. Travolta, partial federal government shutdown tells more about this. Yes, there is legislative deadlock in the United States. They have to approve a new budget effectively to fund government services over the next few months. Donald Trump says he won't approve a budget that doesn't include money for his wall. The Senate will not approve money for the wall. It looks like that's going to be a sticking point. And it looks like we are going to have a government shutdown from tomorrow night. Ten johnson. The head of chillers. Police force has been told to stand down by presidents have a Pieta amid growing pressure over the death of an indigenous man five weeks ago. Gummy look at the Janka. The grandson of Emma Pooja indigenous leader was shot in the head as he drove a tractor in the southern province of out Ganea. I asked her America's editor Leonardo Russia for the background to the case Camila cutter. Janka was a was a young man living in the southern province of federal Canea his pool change agents, and he was driving a tractor. When he was released was. Carrying out an operation there against a local gang of car thieves and accidentally shot in the head and died instantly. But because of all the history there is in the area with them approaching data fighting for the rise. They complain against the presence of farmers and big companies a campaign that's been going on for for many many years that just sparked protests across the country with many people saying this is enough. The police has made a mistake here. And why is the police chief being targeted? What happened is initially. The police said they were acting in self defense which implied that Tammy look at the young had any moment, which he didn't. And then they said they didn't have any footage of the Gulf the incident, but the police there the carabineers they normally go with body cams body cameras on them and all the pictures in the Chilean media showed there were policemen with cameras and earlier this week to visas were published. Showing how the operation was carried out how it developed in proving that this man was killed didn't have he was an armed. He was holding a gun. So that created a big problem for presence in yet? Who was in a way supporting the police in this case, but he's changed position. Typically, he changed. He was very critical. He said a small group of policemen had betrayed designed the police, and they they will be excluded. But he didn't refer specifically to the police chief in those terms he said, they should go because the police chief and ten all the commanders because it's time for new leadership. So that happened under there is under the guidance, and they shouldn't be happening and that will see now what what's going to happen. But it's a militarized police in Chile the many accounts in many critics of much criticism about the police held riot police act and the indigenous the perception of agents and approaches that they are unfairly targeted Russia. Now Neil has some other stories from our news desk lawmakers in Denmark have approved plans to banish foreign criminals to a tiny offshore island. The change would affect to a hundred people who have completed their sentences, but cannot be sent home because they would be at risk of torture or execution in their countries under the plan, the released former criminals would be allowed to leave the island during the day. But it needs to report their whereabouts to police and returned Lind home every night. Britain's Jeep of defense staffs are gen generals. Sir. Nncholas Carter has said he believes the US remains committed to the international mission in Afghanistan reports overnight suggest the Trump administration is considering plans for a significant drawdown of forces in the country the general described the current security situation in Afghanistan is fragile. Here's our security correspondent, Frank Gardner, Syria and Afganistan are two very different missions said general nNcholas. Carter. He admitted that Afghan security forces were suffering worryingly, high casualties from the ongoing insurgency, but said there were signs some Taliban were growing weary of fighting. And I wanted peace. Donald Carter said British lives have been lost in vain enough ghanistan. The west could not afford to take its attention of the presence of ISIS them. He blamed a lack of education and opportunity for the group having gained a foothold. There was no evidence that he said if any attacks being planned on the west from Afghanistan. The government of president macro and FRANZ has bowed to police demands for a salary increase and payment for decades of unpaid overtime after officers staged nationwide protests. The deal comes after police were deployed in large numbers to try and control five weekends of often, violent demonstrations by yellow vest activists. Thanks, neil. A major search is underway at the UK second busiest airport for the operators of one or more drones which have forced the authorities to ground hundreds of flights since the devices first appeared on Wednesday evening at London's Gatwick airport one hundred and twenty thousand passengers have been left stranded authorities at the airport say they're now attempting to reintroduce a limited number of flights over the coming hours. The passengers are still being advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport. Our correspondent chichi Zindel who's at Gatwick airport gave us this update is festival trying to actually spot the drone in enough time. To disarm think about that our police here who are frantically searching for the straight twenty police units from different police as a trying to locate the drone the public being is quite a large airfield every time it goes up. It disappears Justice quickly. They still don't the make all the models. So they can't use the technology that has been pulled into a number of trains that means that they can remotely disable it from where this operating it. And therefore, they call finds the person he's operating it. So this is the main and a huge problem to the police they had called in the army and gains their assistance to try and locate it, they say there's been continued sighting of Adrian they said so far they have had fifty reports of Jane sightings in and around the airfield Gatwick says the runway remains closed because of they sightings passengers due to travel to check the status with our airlines, and they said, no. Not come to get weak airports unless that flight has been confirmed. Gatewaycc have also called it additional staff across the apple to try and help people that had been stranded hair, and they stopped themselves.

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"general mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

09:41 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

"Traffic. I'm Alan Brooks. Literally, the national security of our nation is at stake. And I am deeply alarmed by the departure of General Mattis who was a source of strength and stability and embody principles that should be. Partisan. And of course, the voice of Senator Richard Blumenthal democrat of and he's right. We ought to be concerned with one four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten I'm John Rothman, by the way, there's another story. I just have to raise this as well. The president Donald Trump's pick for attorney general William bar. Former attorney general by the way served under the administration of George H W Bush set an unsolicited memo to the Justice department this year. Criticizing a simple problem with a special counsel's Russia investigation, attacking as totally and fatally misconceived the idea that the president could have obstructed Justice. Can you believe that? Of course, the president can obstruct Justice. That was the first started when peach mint against Richard Nixon. The memo set in June while bar was in private practice in months before he was selected by Trump for the Justice to our job. Well, that's going to be a big battle when it comes to his confirmation. I have to tell you. I am so appalled that the president would nominate William bar. For this job. Given this moment, and we. Oughta be concerned. I want to say right now if I remember the Senate. I would not vote for William bars confirmation because he's not a fine, man. Not because he wasn't a good attorney general because his opinion is so completely wrong on a critical issue. Four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten do you understand what happened today? I want to make it clear because some people tune in different times. Listen here on k GIO. The president of the United States received a letter of resignation from the secretary of defense James Mattis. And the interesting thing is the president didn't say it was a resignation. He said it was a retirement. Does it bother you? The president of the United States. Can't even be honest about a letter of resignation. It bothers me. Can you do business? The president who isn't honest. Let me get right to the phones. Let's go to Tony calling from Newport Beach. Tony welcome decay geo. Yeah. Hi, john. Yeah. John you said earlier that we are in the Middle East support of our allies who are our allies dictators of the Saudi Arabia or dictator of Egypt or dictator of the United Arab Emirates dictator Morocco. These are all John criminals. We should never support not to mention what what are we doing? There. We killed hundreds of thousands of innocent, people, Libya and Yemen in Iraq in Syria. What the hell are we doing there? We have Nonni. Lemme lemme lemme answer your question. Very simply, right. All of the administration's that you mentioned in the Middle East are corrupt. We decided the United States of America decided it was our national interest because of access to oil because of our problems over the last. Several years with terrorism because of issues involving national security that we were going to make deals with devils. And what happened in Saudi Arabia or rather what happened with the Saudi Arabian journalist? Mr. kashogi was tragic, but you, and I know that's normal in Saudi Arabia. It's called Saudi Arabia because of the Saudi Royal family. If the Saudi family were overthrown tomorrow, the name of that area would be the Islamic Republic of Arabia you, and I know that but the question becomes what do we do about Donald Trump? That's the issue tonight. Donald trump. Can I continue to talk about Donald Trump? Love. Another time Donna, Donna Karan people who elected him. I didn't vote for him. But the people who elected him vindicated him based on a platform. It's throng his platform was that we're not doing to intervene in any nation around the world America failures. I a quarterback, and we want to be considered the our own business. You are correct. That your career. It's 'isolation ISM. Review? It's very dangerous. Yeah. But I do not support our intervention in the Middle East, and to be honest with you. We are only there for one reason only one reason, and that is so support up outside Israel. Okay. Look you and I are going to disagree. Tony. That isn't true. We have many interests in the Middle East. We have oil interests in the Middle East. We have strategic interests in the Middle East. We have support for what I would tell you is the only democratic nation in the Middle East, Israel, but the minute you make Israel the bad guy in the Middle East. Tony you discredit your own argument. I mean, just that's simply I mean, I'm glad you called one night when I'm here. If I have the good fortune to be here. We'll have a night, and we can debate the Middle East, and I'll love it. But the real issue for the United States of America today is Donald J Trump we got to keep our eye. On the ball. Don't. We Joe calling from Pacifica. Joe? Welcome decay. GO? You know, it's it's very hard now for eight conservative Republicans to be straight days. You were asking that guy. Hey question to answer is. Yes. The process should be started. Party has to Donald Trump is shown what the public party is that may seem to be very very spineless. In relation to the president. Well, you know, there are Republicans. There are Republicans who've spoken out very clearly, unfortunately, a Senator like Bob corker is retiring. And today, he basically said just what you're saying. A we have a Senator flake of Arizona. He's retiring and the problem is we don't have moderate Republicans. Now, there may be a chance that the outgoing governor of Ohio John casick may lead a battle. But look, let's let's be very clear about this. And you're right. The Republicans have tied their fate to Donald Trump, and that's tragic. Well, let let me also respond to the stepping away. I'm an expert and not up this classroom knocking on clearly understand that this individual is at this narcissistic president we have unfortunately is as run some of the best military people out of because of his decision. Republicans and conservatives liberals all of us. Nobody's wanted to any of this. Once they start to hit. I know you know that. So I just I I just as fabric acid is used. But there's a message being sent. And I don't think the American people. I do think that the American giving a little bit more sappy of just. I think that the decision by James Mattis to leave will wake people up. I do. I really do. I really do. Because all of the pundits. Even they don't have a strip the net force. And I do listen to that that that they watch head. They realized too. But there's this is this is getting credit. Everybody. Was with money those without? Yeah. I agree. I agree. We are in a critical time. And the reason why I'm here tonight in a in a live broadcast here on K G O is because K management said this is an issue which needs to be debated. It needs to be discussed. And we need to understand. How critical is this is not an average day in the history of our country. This is a day which will go down. I believe as a day of infamy. The secretary of defense of the United States of America, a four star general universally admired in congress and in the military resigned because the president of the United States. Well, the president of the United States doesn't consult doesn't listen at alienates our allies. And if you read the letter you'll hear it, but I'm glad you called because it's so important. We wouldn't spend all this time. If it weren't important. You wouldn't be calling the rate. You're calling in the emails. I'm getting if people were not concerned, and I'm not just getting calls and emails from liberals and Democrats thorough thoughtful conservatives. Who are very concerned. And we all should be. Let's get your comments four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten I am John Rothman here on Caja..

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"general mattis" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"And he says, you don't know. The purpose of a reservation will says yes, we do. He said, no, no. You don't you know, how to take the reservation, you just don't know how to hold onto it. We know how to take reservations. But we don't know. And we don't have the political will the whole onto him. I think ISIS is a big winner here. Barry McCaffrey, we have referred to General Mattis secretary Mattis on this broadcast and elsewhere as kind of as one of the human guardrails within this administration, are you concerned? And I know you're a big fan of secretary Mattis as a kind of combination soldier scholar, and the modern world are you concerned that this kind of thing will hasten his retreat. Well, I think so by the wayside just stuck they mad if somehow he has managed to recruit and get through the Trump White House as well. As approved by the Senate a remarkable team civilians in the Pentagon in the service sector as a deputy secretary of defense. These are really solid of folks. I don't think secretary Mattis will ever quit. And probably Mr. Trump is leery of firing him. He's a four star marine with icon ick status and not just new armed forces. But in the country deservedly, so. You know, I've added this Brian. I I listen to a rant by distinguished journalists. Earlier today talking about hawks and stupid wars in the Middle East and endless wars. And basically supporting the Trump argument, I think the worst thing we ever came up with was exit strategy. We're still in Germany Japan, South Korea because it fits our long term security interests. And because we think we're helping keep the peace. So Afghanistan's distressing situation that's not going in the right direction, but Iraq and Syria, we've actually done extremely well pulling abruptly out leaving our allies the Kurds by the French. And the Brits have been in there with us. Also is simply appalling, impulsive bad judgment, two men who know what they're talking about it or sacrificed a lot for their country. Colonel Jack Jacobs General, Barry, McCaffrey, gentlemen, as always thank you. And coming up for us. Our signals being sent to. Particular Russians in regard the sanctions that discussion when we come right back..

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Mattis calls deployment to the border 'great training' as he visits troops

Brett Winterble

06:10 min | 2 years ago

Mattis calls deployment to the border 'great training' as he visits troops

"Rating across the border into the United States. He noted more recently national guard troops were used in border missions ordered by President George W Bush and Barack Obama, but not on the cusp of a midterm election. Well, the midterm election is over in the troops are still there. So for anybody who wants to say, it's an electoral stunt. I think they're coming up short inter smoking rope. But nevertheless, the Pentagon chief General Mattis said that within a week to ten days, the fifty eight hundred troops currently deployed at the border mission will have accomplished all their tasks initially requested by customs and border protection. Although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and DHS Mattis did not say how soon the mission might end. Current deployments are scheduled to last till December fifteenth, but that could change in addition to the fifty eight hundred active duty troops in the border area about twenty one hundred national guard troops have been providing borders support since April critics questioned the wisdom of using the military on the border where there's no discernible security threat. Although President Donald Trump has said that a caravan of Central American migrants, traveling northward through Mexico amounts to an invasion since the election. He said little about the matter, but the president doesn't have to say a lot about better. First of all the president did raise that mission in the now infamous press conference ruined by Jim Acosta's, very presence. The president has not done a whole lot of public events and has not done a whole lot of public speaking. He was talking about it on the campaign trail a lot because it was a friend of mine issue for a lot of folks who are out there getting ready to vote. And who were showing up at these rallies. And if the issue they would have been yelling out what about the migrants. What about the migrants? So he preemptively dealt with the issue. We talked about it, which makes sense. So I don't I don't know how much he's supposed to. I don't know how much he supposed to talk about it. If the military is doing their job customs and border patrol are doing their job. How many speeches he's supposed to make about this? If we're handling the situation. Nielsen and Mattis spoke with senior U S commanders in addressed rank and file troops. Mattis told the troops. The mission is to backup customs and border patrol right now, bats the role. That's all the role is the eyes of the world right now. Certainly of the Americans are on you Mattis told the soldiers, adding they're part of nontraditional mission. We're here because the number of illegals who say they're going to illegally tried to cross into our country. He said apparently referring to the several thousand migrants moving north through Mexico. One soldier asked Mattis what the short and long term plans for the military are Mattis said the short-term objective is to get sufficient numbers of wire and other barriers in place along the border as requested by the longer objective is somewhat to be determined. All I think what he's saying. Is it depends on the response by Mexico. It depends on the response by the caravans is to caravans suddenly diverting all head to legal ports of entry. Then it's a different mission. Eighty emission just sorta keep order at maybe mission to just sort of keep control of the situation to make sure everything's done properly. There's no gatecrashing or people running across. So the the mission is TVD in the long-term defining long-term is a tough situation. Let's go to the phones early this hour talk to Jason alcohol on. Hello. Jason. What's on your mind today, sir? Good. I think about this. The military is being paid to be on the military base, and they're not in a war footing. So they're not getting combat pay right? All at once they're removed from that basis out to another base the border. How is the cost going to increase? Where's the increase in the cost? They still get paid as their there or on the base. Right. May maybe the cost of the Bob wire to go up and stuff like that. But it should not be an astronomical increase to have the troops down there on the border. Well, yeah, I mean, you would think that's the case. Right. Because you think all the supplies have already been bought and paid for you would think that the fuels have been bought and paid for. I don't know what kind of support they have to then rely upon that requires them to spend money. You are right them working in concert. Versus working on a base. I can't imagine that the cost is is much greater than that. It would normally be. But you know, it remains to be seen. We'll we'll have to monitor that. And I will keep an eye out on how it is costs may be increasing. We have fifty eight hundred troops are. And then you got fifty eight hundred troops down on the border. And you're trying to watch the situation. I personally, I mean, if you're gonna ask me Brent, would you rather have troops in Yemen? Our troops on the Texas border with Mexico. I'd rather have troops on the Texas border with Mexico. I don't want to see my guys deployed to Yemen, unless they have to be I don't wanna see them deployed anywhere overseas. Unless they have to be the US military is to secure the United States of America, I primarily to defend the United States of America. And if you're deployed in Texas, great, at least, you're in the United States for likely thanksgiving and or Christmas. But I tell you what I'm curious about is are we gathering intelligence on the shadowy forces behind the caravan. See I would like to know that the president has ordered. Our surveillance capabilities against these caravans to figure out who the organizers are find out where they are organizing. And maybe if necessary make contact with the paymasters in the organizers of the caravan. I mean, if you are responsible for taking six thousand seven thousand fifteen thousand whatever that number is and deploying them into the United States in an unauthorized fashion. I have to believe that there. There may be some charge. You can be charged with. Under the American Federal criminal statutes, are you are you involved in some sort of violation of our sovereignty some violation of our immigration law. Are you responsible for for causing some sort of a catastrophe on? I mean, those are all sorts the sort of things that I

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Trump Administration, General Mattis and Bahrain discussed on WDRC Programming

WDRC Programming

00:26 sec | 3 years ago

Trump Administration, General Mattis and Bahrain discussed on WDRC Programming

"Foreign minister Addo algebra in Bahrain. And reiterated the Trump administration's determination to get answers from the government General Mattis said they both agreed on the need for transparency

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"general mattis" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"More of America's First News crews with heavy equipment are scooping up splintered boards, broken glass chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane flat. Mexico beach as the death toll from last week's hurricane reaches at least eighteen more than two hundred people rode out the storm in that coastal town, and dozens are unaccounted for FEMA administrator Brock long online is a lotta people in Florida Lhasa livelihoods. We can't replace lives, but we can rebuild today. President Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia to see the damage President Trump says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis could be considering whether to step down from his post in that he sees the Pentagon chief as a sort of a democrat availed critique of his cabinet secretary. Trump told the CBS is sixty minutes. He doesn't know if Mattis is leaving it could be that. He is. I think he's sort of a democrat. If you want to know the truth, but General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very, well, he may leave at some point. Everybody leaves. Everybody's people leave that's Washington last month after the publication of Bob Woodward's book, which portrayed Madison's out of step with the White House. That offense chief has repeatedly dismissed talk of his exiting. The White House's brushing aside threats by Saudi Arabia that it may economically retaliate for any US punitive action imposed over the suspected murder of journalist Jamal kashogi pledging a swift open transparent investigation into his disappearance. Two leading Republican senators and said congress stance ready to act including a possible halt of military sales. It President Trump doesn't Florida Senator Marco Rubio on CNN. I don't think we should continue with business as usual until we know exactly what's happened here. Trump promised severe punishment. If the US determines that kashogi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate and is Dan Bill. Jackie Bradley, jR. Hit a go ahead. Three run double. And the Boston Red Sox even the AFL championship series at a game apiece by downing Houston Astros five. The Astros took a four two lead before Bradley. The Red Sox. The lead for good winning pitcher. Matt Barnes retired all four batters he faced after replacing David price. Thank you. Janet is twenty three minutes now after the hour on This Morning, America's first news. There's nothing small about your business. Your passion, your hours your reputation. It's all.

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Trump says Mattis may go "I think he's sort of a Democrat"

The Big Biz Radio Show

05:01 min | 3 years ago

Trump says Mattis may go "I think he's sort of a Democrat"

"Trump says there are some people in his administration. He's not thrilled with and there are others that he's beyond thrilled with he was asked in an interview for a CBS sixty minutes if he thinks Defense Secretary James Mattis, we'll stay on the job. It could be that. He is. I think he's sort of a democrat. If you want to know the truth, what General Mattis is a good guy, we get along very well despite his defensive him, the president also said that Mattis might step. Down

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Nike's Colin Kaepernick "Just Do It" ad just dropped early

Morning Show with Sean and Frank

01:19 min | 3 years ago

Nike's Colin Kaepernick "Just Do It" ad just dropped early

"I was. I was up early. And I watched the Colin Kaepernick commercial. He narrates a Nike commercial that. If you watch the kickoff of the NFL tonight with the eagles and the falcons on Thursday night football. I'm still tired of too much football. I think Monday night was a stretch. And now we have Thursday and Sunday. And and it's just too much different topic though. But if you watch it you'll see the Colin Kaepernick narrated ad for Nike, and it's gonna make me mad. I don't have any Nike stuff. I'm not a guy who can wear their shoes. I have fat feet. I have a triple E with foot. So they don't make shoes that are friendly for me. I've said it before a new balanced guy. But when the Nike ad made all the news and Nike took a hit, by the way. Their stock has dropped this week precipitously from eighty three bucks a share to under eighty dollars a share which is a four billion dollar hit to the company. However, Nike stock was fifty bucks when Donald Trump was elected. So they have benefited like many

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Trump tweets Nike is 'getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts' over Colin Kaepernick ad

Eddie and Rocky

02:39 min | 3 years ago

Trump tweets Nike is 'getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts' over Colin Kaepernick ad

"Under on Trump tweeting about Colin kaepernick's deal with Nike you thought it was going to be a little bit earlier than I thought it'd be seven AM because hot tweets come out when he wakes up in the morning between six and seven when he's sitting on the can those are the weekend, the president president ever actually confirmed. He's sitting on the presidential thrown as it were share force one. What you he calls the toilet chair force one in the White House? But he has weighed in the president has weighed in on Colin Kaepernick. He tweeted, quote, just like the NFL whose ratings have gone way down in. All caps Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way as far as the NFL's concern. I just find it hard to watch. And always will until they stand for the flag flags in all caps. The president of the United States. They're getting Nike's getting killed with anger and boycotts. Find the boycotts thing. Probably a little over exaggerated. I thought the, you know, I I saw a couple of different people burning their shoes yesterday and the net gets re tweeted, and then we all know, Twitter's big echo chamber. I think most mile thinking even killed people are not gonna start burning their Nike's in the middle of their front yard Nigel. I watched a video yesterday of a guide burning his Nike's while wearing them. He had the damn shoes on his feet. Burn them while he was wearing them. So I think the boycott is very real working. Yesterday, Nike stock was down around three percent today. It went up a little bit. The last time I checked it was up three ticks from yesterday. Meaning it's still negative two point seven from where they were before the capper Nick announced. See I mean, we've already started to see Nike ads like that. There's a huge billboard with camper-nicholson top of their store in San Francisco. Some of the commercials of sexually started to air. I'm wondering if we're going to see any cabernet Nike commercials during the NFL games because that's a real thumb in the eye of the NFL. I believe they're scheduled to air. A cabinet commercial Thursday the big celebrated season opener, and we'll talk about that here in just a few minutes. But yeah, the relationship right now between the NFL Nike has to be icy. And there's a lot of money involved Nike's clothing there. You know, they make every all the athletic wear for the players. I want to

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Parents, fraternity reach agreement on Penn State hazing death

Sean Hannity

00:50 sec | 3 years ago

Parents, fraternity reach agreement on Penn State hazing death

"Children in detention says nothing about a certified teacher, or what's required in the actual quality of education that they expect and one radical way some schools are trying to save money if he time there's a recession UCLA an increase in the number of school districts moving to four day school weeks. The takeaway, we'll be right back after these headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump's watching his supreme court nominees confirmation. Hearing in the Senate today. Trump says he's pleased with Brett Kavanagh's performance so far. Shaking reporters questions at the White House. Trump also took aim at Bob Woodward's new book that paints broad unflattering picture of the president.

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U.S. Military 'Prepared' To Face China and North Korea Ahead of Major Asia Conference

BBC World Service

01:38 min | 3 years ago

U.S. Military 'Prepared' To Face China and North Korea Ahead of Major Asia Conference

"Welcome to bbc trending with me jonathon griffin this month marks years since the diplomatic crisis between qatar and its neighbors saudi arabia and the united arab emirates i started but what you may not know is how we got this place it's a tale of dirty tricks accusations of hacks bottle armies and digitally manipulated photos we look at the story behind the divide that's coming up on bbc trending just after the world news bbc news with gareth the office if the south korean president moon jaein said seoul is looking forward to the summit between president trump and the north korean leader kim jong un with excitement but also with patients speaking at the white house mr trump said a formal end to the korean war would be on the agenda but he was not expecting an agreement on the complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula the us defense secretary james mattis has accused china of trying to intimidate and coerce its neighbors by deploying missiles in the disputed south china sea speaking to the southeast asian defense ministers in singapore general mattis said though the trump administration wanted to have a constructive relationship with china the us would compete vigorously if necessary the canadian foreign minister christa freeland has sharply criticized us tariffs on steel and aluminium as a government joined the issue in finding a challenge at the world trade organization miss freeland said president trump had imposed gt's under a false pretext of safeguarding us national security shares of.

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"general mattis" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot

WDTK The Patriot

03:01 min | 3 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot

"Today using their senses to discern what's happening in the twenty four hour news cycle already know that the north korean story has seen to dominate the headlines today a whereas spy gate was a big deal twenty four hours ago and is still is folks make no mistake about it we are now also adding to that complement this development with north korea is the president right to pull out a from those particular negotiations i'll give you my thoughts and i will take yours on the show today and we'll share some audio with you with regard to positions the president is taking and positions the president has taken that show he is being absolutely one hundred percent consistent with regard to the announcement that he made today with regard to his promise to do the very best he can to get peace with north korea and denuclearize the korean peninsula president of the united states today holding a press conference and saying during that press conference that looks like we're not going to be talking with north korea i'd like to begin by saying that based on the recent statement of north korea i've decided to terminate the plan summit in singapore on june twelfth well many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead potentially i believe that this is a tremendous setback for north korea and indeed a setback for the world i've spoken to general mattis and the joint chiefs of staff and our military which is by far the most powerful anywhere in the world that has been greatly enhanced recently as you all know is ready if necessary likewise i have spoken to south korea and japan and they are not only ready should foolish or reckless acts be taken by north korea but they are willing to shoulder much of the cost of any financial burden any of the costs associated by the united states in operations if such an unfortunate situation is forced upon us such an enforcement situation is forced upon us what situation might that be does pulling out of these talks these denuclearization talks with north korea and the north korean leadership in the person of kim jong un make the world at this particular moment a more dangerous place or is the president using his considerable bargaining skills to get quote a better deal and quote eight hundred nine two three nine three eight five eight hundred nine.

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"general mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:47 min | 4 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"Why does not benefiting needs dropping in the polls it's is out because he's dropping impulsive question is win a republicans on capitol hill going to start speaking out he went over he embarrassed the united states of america in europe he humiliated us in front of our nato partners he acted like a thug pushing people around in trying to rip people's arms all fully shaking their hands he at the last second john means him he even took out language on article five where we guaranteed that we would protect our nato allies general mattis thought it was in there h r mcmaster thought it was in their secretary sterry tillerson thought it was in there and then to hear you have again the bannon wing roofing it out at the last second and exposing us all it again i want to go to what the phrase that was used by mark helprin he's doing things that are quote adverse to his own interest right let's just let that hang out there for a second we have a 71 year old almost seventy one year old in the white house who's been acting a radically and he's now behaving every day in ways that are quote adverse to his own interest it's in the wall street journal today the lead editorial of a paper that's been most favorable to him concluding did donald trump's worst enemy is donald trump himself john have we ever been at this place before in this country's history.

capitol hill united states america europe sterry tillerson mark helprin wall street journal nato secretary donald trump seventy one year 71 year
"general mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:47 min | 4 years ago

"general mattis" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"Why does not benefiting needs dropping in the polls it's is out because he's dropping impulsive question is win a republicans on capitol hill going to start speaking out he went over he embarrassed the united states of america in europe he humiliated us in front of our nato partners he acted like a thug pushing people around in trying to rip people's arms all fully shaking their hands he at the last second john means him he even took out language on article five where we guaranteed that we would protect our nato allies general mattis thought it was in there h r mcmaster thought it was in their secretary sterry tillerson thought it was in there and then to hear you have again the bannon wing roofing it out at the last second and exposing us all it again i want to go to what the phrase that was used by mark helprin he's doing things that are quote adverse to his own interest right let's just let that hang out there for a second we have a 71 year old almost seventy one year old in the white house who's been acting a radically and he's now behaving every day in ways that are quote adverse to his own interest it's in the wall street journal today the lead editorial of a paper that's been most favorable to him concluding did donald trump's worst enemy is donald trump himself john have we ever been at this place before in this country's history.

capitol hill united states america europe sterry tillerson mark helprin wall street journal nato secretary donald trump seventy one year 71 year