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Rita Wilson Shares Emotional Story Behind Single 'Everybody Cries'
"It is one or two point seven Kiss FM, this is such a treat for me the one and only Rita Wilson. Welcome how are you? I am so happy to be here. Thank you so much for having me today actress producer singer Songwriter Philanthropist, I mean, the list goes on you basically do it all the last time that we spoke to you. I think was back in early May I mean, have you been these past few months? Totally back to health back to the daily life as we know it today in the sort of Instill Cohen ways that we do things. and. Then God really in good. Health. That's good. That's really good to hear. So I, mean I wanted to speak to you about your single everybody cries because for anybody that doesn't know it is featured in the movie, the outpost which came out over the summer and it I mean, what was it like creating a song like that for a war drama movie like that Thank you, Yeah I got a call. From the director Rod, Laurie who is also one of my co writers along with leary. Group. Pay on Sonia. And because the movie is based on a true story on that on a book that Jake Tapper wrote called the outposts about this horribly tragic battling Camdessus Ghanistan. They wanted to ask if I'm interested in Co writing and performing the song so I was able to. Do this all. All on basically social distancing even though yeah, were out yet. We still did it remotely. And the the movie is I related to it and the sense that you know if you're a mother or you have a brother or you have an uncle, a dad something and you and you have lost somebody in banner or your family member or woman, a matter woman has gone to the military and served our country to me. It felt like it was a bit of my own service to be able to even participate in this song and honors of the lives lost. And to tell the story of this film when this tragic battle. Yeah Oh my goodness what let's take a listen to it right now have a a little clip of it for at one. Buddy cry. Everybody die. It's the truth and makes us while. It's the sent hung. As, we take the lonely path. On the row. Man. Beneath the darkening sky. Curson and one do why Is Fear Weeks. Then the devil comes to. We sink in mortals. On the role to the. Man. WHO WILL BE? On where? In It is such a beautiful song I'm here with Rita Wilson. A Beautiful Song. Thank you so much it Thank you. I'm hearing grammy rumors for everybody cries. Eligible for grammy. Great. From your lips to the. grammys. Ears. That's what I. I mean, there's there's even Oscar Buzz I saw I was reading that varieties it's an varieties Oscar contender list I mean what how does that? Make you feel? It's just fantastic. I loved people are hearing the song and there I know that they're listening to ensure examing it on here. At the movie and that's always an indication that people are responding. So I'm super happy. I hope that they that the song resonates with them they for maybe a little bit about. The men and women and service people who gave their lives for our country and we'll continue to give her lesser our country. So I'm quite humbled by really. Well, you know. Thank you so much for coming on and talking to us today yes. Let's put up the grammy vibes for everybody cries I mean a lot of candle as my dad would say I love eating the weather Lupu tonight for you. Okay. And before you go actually we are such big fans of you and your husband Tom Hanks I needed to show you this picture of my family at Halloween last year because actually I'm going to text it to you. So you can actually show it to your husband, but we dressed up as forrest gump and Jenny. And, the twins were teasing carrots. That's really good. Really. Actually. I have to say. You know what was very proud of that one I felt like I really thought outside the box with making the twins, peas and carrots. See what could you do that? So inclined thinking maybe there's a toy story in your future. Oh. My Gosh, we're doing we're doing toy story this year. I kid you not the twins are going to be the slinky dog as is going to be the front and Max is going to be the back and my husband's going to be woody I'm going to be both. Good Alright picture of that you have. I will I will I'll send you all of the goodness. Rita. Wilson. Thank you for hanging out again, if you WANNA, get the full version of the song everybody cries it's up right now at Kiss FM DOT com. The outpost is streaming on Netflix. At such a great movie. You should definitely watch that as well. Thank you for hopping on resume. Thank you so
"ghanistan" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt
"John Jeopardy two versus sixteen and Seventeen. . and Jesus, , told those who sold the pigeons take these things away do not make my father's house a house of trade. . His disciples remember that it was written. . Zeal for Your House will consume me. . I want to really focus on as we pray that last phrase because this is an addition. So . this is something John Mentions that the other gospel writers don't mention. . So we've read as we read through the Gospels <hes> this account of Jesus cleansing the temple and we see him talking about how? ? People. . made it a den of robbers this House of prayer and John adds in verse seventeen his disciples remembered that it was written and. . Quotes from Psalm Chapter Sixty nine verse nine. . That says zeal for Your House will consume me I. . Think about that phrase will consume me zeal for think about the House that's being talked about here. This . is the temple. . This is the place where the glory of God, , the presence of God dwells among his people and Jesus is zealous. . Jesus Zealous for the glory of his father Jesus Zealous for the holiness of the father to be honored zeal for Your House will consume me. . So just ask the question. . What consumes you. . What consumes me. . Such an interesting word isn't it like what captures your mind and your heart such that you can't get it off your mind in it's constantly on your heart your consumed by something it's consuming. . It's almost like controlling you. . It's driving you it's directing you. . So what consumed Jesus? ? Zeal for the glory of his father. . And if Jesus lives in you. . If Jesus lives in me. . Then, , shouldn't we be consumed by what consumes him? ? To you and I wake up in the morning consumed. . By the glory of God. . I captured our minds our hearts driven directed controlled by how we can glorify God in our lives in our marriages and our families in the church that were a part of in the world around us were consumed with glorifying God oh God. . We pray for this week. . Confess that we are so often consumed by so many other things. . Normally. . Most, , often by. . By things that pertain to us. . Maybe even by. . Our own glory, , what people think about us, , our own plans, , our own desires. . God. So . many different things that consume us in this world are consumed by jobs were consumed by money were consumed by possessions were consumed by sports work consumed by so many different. . Things got open our eyes to that, which , consumes us that which were our minds are always going to that, , which is most on our hearts and we pray that as you open our eyes to these things that you would change our minds and you would change our hearts so that we are consumed by what consumes you Jesus there were consumed by Your glory. . That's what when we wake up in the morning we're just driven. . How can we know Your glory more? ? How can? ? We Spread Your glory more. . How can we reflect your glory? ? The way we love the people in our homes and our friends and family and Co workers, , and how can we live to make your glory known more and more and more people right around us and far from US among the nations as we pray constantly for unreached people groups God, , we're concerned we want your glory made known among all the nations gunnery want your glory may known among the posh tune of of Ghanistan. . Zealous. . For this, , please make your grace and your glory known among them far from us and read around us gunnery pray that you would teach us. . Help us to live consumed with zeal. . For Your glory main that consumption that zeal mark our lives. . In Jesus name. . Amen
Consumed by the Glory of God (John 2:1617)
"John Jeopardy two versus sixteen and Seventeen. and Jesus, told those who sold the pigeons take these things away do not make my father's house a house of trade. His disciples remember that it was written. Zeal for Your House will consume me. I want to really focus on as we pray that last phrase because this is an addition. So this is something John Mentions that the other gospel writers don't mention. So we've read as we read through the Gospels this account of Jesus cleansing the temple and we see him talking about how? People. made it a den of robbers this House of prayer and John adds in verse seventeen his disciples remembered that it was written and. Quotes from Psalm Chapter Sixty nine verse nine. That says zeal for Your House will consume me I. Think about that phrase will consume me zeal for think about the House that's being talked about here. This is the temple. This is the place where the glory of God, the presence of God dwells among his people and Jesus is zealous. Jesus Zealous for the glory of his father Jesus Zealous for the holiness of the father to be honored zeal for Your House will consume me. So just ask the question. What consumes you. What consumes me. Such an interesting word isn't it like what captures your mind and your heart such that you can't get it off your mind in it's constantly on your heart your consumed by something it's consuming. It's almost like controlling you. It's driving you it's directing you. So what consumed Jesus? Zeal for the glory of his father. And if Jesus lives in you. If Jesus lives in me. Then, shouldn't we be consumed by what consumes him? To you and I wake up in the morning consumed. By the glory of God. I captured our minds our hearts driven directed controlled by how we can glorify God in our lives in our marriages and our families in the church that were a part of in the world around us were consumed with glorifying God oh God. We pray for this week. Confess that we are so often consumed by so many other things. Normally. Most, often by. By things that pertain to us. Maybe even by. Our own glory, what people think about us, our own plans, our own desires. God. So many different things that consume us in this world are consumed by jobs were consumed by money were consumed by possessions were consumed by sports work consumed by so many different. Things got open our eyes to that, which consumes us that which were our minds are always going to that, which is most on our hearts and we pray that as you open our eyes to these things that you would change our minds and you would change our hearts so that we are consumed by what consumes you Jesus there were consumed by Your glory. That's what when we wake up in the morning we're just driven. How can we know Your glory more? How can? We Spread Your glory more. How can we reflect your glory? The way we love the people in our homes and our friends and family and Co workers, and how can we live to make your glory known more and more and more people right around us and far from US among the nations as we pray constantly for unreached people groups God, we're concerned we want your glory made known among all the nations gunnery want your glory may known among the posh tune of of Ghanistan. Zealous. For this, please make your grace and your glory known among them far from us and read around us gunnery pray that you would teach us. Help us to live consumed with zeal. For Your glory main that consumption that zeal mark our lives. In Jesus name. Amen
Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way
"From time to time I find a novel from oppress, than are only a little familiar with and a novelist I'm not familiar with at all and today. That novelist is full. Zia Karimi and the press is deep van them. They are both the author and the press in Texas this book. By my guest Cozier Karimi. is in every way a remarkable book that's called above I the Milky Way. It some title or it's scripture is an illuminated alphabet, and the author once again is full Foser, Karimi? The. Cover Shows the nighttime sky and many many stars and galaxies. As I read the book. I learned that I. had. Created an absolutely unique event I. Don't think I've ever seen it in a novel before. Can you talk about what happens to the sky in the snow of foods here? How well the sky I mean the sky is always there. The Moon is always there. The Sun is always shining down and book which is about. A family of family of two parents and five young daughters having to. Suddenly deal with something let basically falls down from the sky. which is a the Soviet army coming? Out of nowhere to take over their country, their city Kabul and the sky, suddenly that was filled with sunshine and the sound of birds and nature is. Filled with bombs falling. In so the novel begins there at the beginning of the the Russian invasion of Ghanistan and the family has to soon within a year that they leave. They come to California which Brings Color in sunshine back to them. Because it is a after all southern California, it's where I grew up and there it is the land of Sunshine. It's the land of the sun, so we have the beginning of the book the Sun there, but because wore. Affects us on an inner level as much as an outer one the family has taken all this into their being as a family as individuals as parents as very young girls and. They are on the land of Sunshine, but as we get halfway through the book, the inner lives. The interior comes out their dream worlds and you realize that. While the sun is very much there in California the what they're actually living underneath is the night sky the stars. Yes, and therefore above us the Milky Way, and therefore magnificently. The cover of the book shows us what happens when the sun has gone out and in this book, the war and oppositions are constant is between Sun and the moon between the day in the night. And the essentially, therefore between the kosher of Afghanistan, which is seen as a nighttime culture and the culture of California which is seen as a son culture. Now when you think about, Ghanistan and you think of all the bombing that went on there you do. You can't help it. You realize that we have bombed. What the Arabian Nights! The nights have been
Anna of Untamed Borders Teaches Locals to Ski in Afghanistan
"Have a brief conversation with Anna. She has a unique job besides is being a tour guide for untamed borders. She's a ski coach in Bamiyan Afghanistan teaching locals how to Ski. Untamed border specializes alizes and bringing travelers to challenging. Locales like Afghanistan Samaya in Iraq check out their agendas on their website. And right now now. Here's my conversation with Anna. He welcome to accounting countries. Please take a moment introduce yourself. Hi My name is on Savannah where I live on a fire I like to travel abroad and in life free time I like the Pumpkins pumpkins interesting. Anything to do with Halloween. Not really I just like the Pumpkin CDO traditions living. Yeah Okay so besides travel. I understand you are really passionate about skiing. And you've worked as a ski teacher for several seasons plus in Switzerland. I know you've also met some interesting people in Switzerland when you were a ski coach. Tell me about three of them fister still. He is a Swiss journalist journalists. Who enabled me to come to spend the first time? And he was the one who started this project a one C up and the the to say remind friends from Dallas and the best years for Benetton suggest in Asia Around who are now. My Co workers. Keep Up Okay and as he cites side note I understand. There is a documentary. Made about the two skiers. What's the name of that documentary? The light shines okay. It's pretty cool. I just saw that the other day so you should check that out and I know Afghanistan. Ghanistan was high on your list to visit for quite a long time and Kristoff. You just mentioned in. Switzerland gave you the opportunity to travel there in February. Three of two thousand sixteen. What brought you there? What did you do when you got to Bamiyan so it was really cool their helicopter and so the big snowcapped mountains and then I stayed there for a month? I worked with the Ski Club Club. And we organized against challenge inge. Okay and just for some further background. Christoph is one of the founders and supporters of the Bamiyan Ski Club and the idea behind the club is. What's the club doing in by me on we are basically Young people from surrounding villages is to spend their free time in winter when they don't have school to learn some new activities into her funding was now and we need to know a little bit about Balmy on. How many meters high is this area? There's a lot of mountains so gunmen lies. One two thousand five hundred meters that's valley and when we go skiing we start in two thousand eight hundred meters high and we go from there We have to say also that there are no lifts so we start down we walk up and then we see them. Some good exercise besides Kristof. Untamed borders is also one of the supporters of the Bamiyan Ski Club and and when you went to Afghanistan in February of two thousand sixteen you also became part of the untamed border steam and you guided several travelers who came to Afghanistan for the ski challenge at that time. Tell me a little bit about working with untamed borders and guiding in travelers. Who are coming to bomb young to participate in the Ski Challenge? I actually got quite a lot of interesting people to ski here And some of them are very well traveled. Some of them are good skiers. It's rarely the whole package. One person But they're always always surprised and amazed by mountains here and I everyone has so far on. I've been here his really enjoyed. There's a
Tear Down This Wall: Tipping Points
"This first episode of a four part series marking the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. We examine the conventional wisdom that the I cracks in it appeared a long way away in a ruinous war in Afghanistan malfunctioning nuclear plant in Ukraine. This is the foreign desk. It's partially about the Aghanistan. But it's partially more about the kind of discussions people are having about institutions inside which you weren't supposed to look so the military leterrier was one of those. The military was sacred military defeated the Nazis. The military was the defender of the Soviet order. And suddenly you have very public discussions about that was a little risque at the extensive research. Shaw it was a bizarre situation where Cold War was still going on and foreign governments the governments of the NATO countries that were warning me and people around me on how I should behave and protect ourselves in our own Goldman and I saw somebody. Reading is best German newspaper bid side and I said to my at my partner into Cau- aw look somebody reading side and it was really something extraordinary and immediately drove to British and really really it has become commonplace to compare the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan John in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine to the United States long misadventure in Vietnam which had only ended for years beforehand. Both was exacted. A terrible ribble cost in lives and money abroad both undermined faith in government at home and both ended in humiliation but was the confrontation between the Red Army and Afghan Mujahideen armed with American weapons really as is often suggested the climactic battle of the Cold War. This was Leonard. Leonard Brezhnev's Soviet leader at the time when invading Afghanistan still seemed like a good idea. Would the party today strongly tastes the following principle fully words. I'm evaluates the unfolding situation and in consultation with the government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Ghanistan the Soviet leadership taken the following decision which I am officially announcing today. Kalinowski is a professor first of Eastern European studies at the University of Amsterdam and the author of along good by the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Tamie picks up the story story in March nineteen seventy-nine there's an uprising in the city of Herat and the Afghanistan's socialist who are in power. Ask them to intervene. Intervene and the and the Soviets think about it and basically say no and if you look at why they say no. It's quite interesting. Because they are quite aware that it's GonNa make relations with the West more difficult it's GonNa make relations with the Soviet Union's allies in the developing world problematic. They're worried about as they put having to fight the Afghan population and so on so they actually reject the idea march. I think what happens. By December is that they lose hope of the the government in Kabul actually being able to control the situation without Soviet help the fact that the communists are sort of killing each other but I think what really worries them is that a CIA can take advantage of the broad background to that of course is they're looking at deteriorating relations relations with the US already they're looking at the revolution in Iran. They're thinking okay you know. The Americans are getting beaten in Iran. They're going to try to look for a way to compensate. They're they're going to do that in Afghanistan so basically I think what happens by December nineteen seventy-nine as they think they have no other choice unlike the US in Vietnam the USA in Afghanistan was not troubled by a free press asking questions but not even the USSR could hide everything forever. We've had this justification for the the last six seven years about why we're in there. We can't just pull out right. We have to explain to people buyer pulling out now. Was it doing damage to the Soviets. Sure they were losing people will and they were spending money on it. But proportional to how large the Soviet military is and the kind of resources that it's used to spending. It's actually fairly small. I I think the bigger issue for Gorbachev one is that it's not improving especially by nineteen eighty six eighty seven. He's convinced that it's not going to get better and to is that. He sees that is an obstacle to better relations with other countries with countries in the Middle East and awesome first and foremost of course the United States. And that's as big a
Standing Firm in Jesus (Philippians 4:1)
"Philippians chapter four verse one therefore my brothers Whom I love and long for my joy and crown stand firm thus in the Lord my beloved what what picture of a faction and love and desire for other people to stand stand firm in Jesus like Paul writes this to these brothers and sisters in Christ and he says you are people I love and I long for like minded joy and crown like say to people you're my joy you're my crown and to call them after saying I love and long for you my beloved like do you feel that and for other followers of Christ I love for them a longing for them such that you would say they're they're your joy and your crown I think in my own life when I think of this kind of love and longing I immediately think of my family I think my wife and my kids I love them so much as long to be with them they are my joy like I look look it my wife and my kids and I find such joy in them and I long to see them standing firm in Jesus I I pray for that more than anything else on live for that I wanna live to see him standing firm in Jesus like that is that is the life to me if I see them standing firm and she's just like that joy to me and yet here's the picture and that's entirely right for me to feel as a dad for his children as a husband for his wife Yes but God is also created me to feel that way for my brothers and sisters in Christ in the Church so not just for my physical family but for those who are of his household my brothers and sisters children of God to love and long for them to stand firm in Christ like that to want to see them standing firm and him in such a way that it brings me joy like crown there my beloved so this is the way God is designed for us to view or another in the church Yes in our physical families of course yes we see exhortations toward that in scripture yet we also see this picture of this kind of love and longing longing this kind of affection this kind of desire to see other standing firm and Lord finding joy in that for brothers and sisters in the Church and had just want to encourage us is to love our brothers and sisters in the church like this to live to see them standing firm in the Lord like thinks specifically typically right now in your life who are you living to see stand firm in Jesus who are you longing to see stand affirmed Jesus who would bring you such joy to see them standing firm in Jesus and to pray for them like that to love them like that got to live for them like that too literally live to see them standing firm and Jesus to let that direct your life today and tomorrow how can I pray how can I encourage how can I do anything to serve them so that they are standing firm in you and then if I could and I think this is warranted by what we see in scripture to encourage us to live for that way not just among our current brothers and sisters in Christ but among future brothers and sisters in Christ meaning to look toward people who don't know Christ into live live end along to see them standing in Christ coming to Christ like to look at lost neighbors bure's co workers those who are part from God right now and just to say how can I live so the day come to know Christ would think about it makes sense tried like what joy would it be for you to see this person that friend this neighbor that coworker this family members come to Christ that would bring such joy join that's it that's the kind of love we're supposed to have and live for we live to see their standing in Christ and not just people right around us this is why we pray for unreached people like I think about today the southeastern Pushi- people in Afghanistan a half a million of them no followers of Jesus there's nobody longing longing for them right now living to see them come to know Christ later Tony Unreached by the Gospel so who will live for them who will pray hey for them it would give the spread of the gospel of the mule go to the southeastern push high and I've Ghanistan Oh God we pray that you would help us to live and long like this right around us for us to see the people you've put in our sphere of influence right around us yes in our our homes but even beyond our homes in your household in your church and then those who are not yet in your church Elvis to live and long to see more and more people standing firm in you experiencing joy and you got him and brings such joy to us to see that help us to live for that was to pray for that Elvis to work for that Elvis to serve serve others toward the end of day might stand firm and you use us today or that Henry pray help us to serve struggling brothers and sisters help us to share the cost for those who don't know you gotTa pray we pray for the southeastern PA- Cheyenne Have Please Oh God sin laborers who will go and live long long for their salvation work there's Asian gunnery pray that you would bring southeastern Pushi- people to you. We know that Jesus died for every tribe have been done language every single people group in the world you have died to purchase them for God's sake please we long for them to come to know Christ we pray that you would send laborers to them or to help us to live and long for to find join our crown and seeing more and more people stand firm in you use our lives data end today we pray in Jesus name
Where is the Afghan peace process headed?
"Was is a big week for foreign policy news the president announced last weekend that there was a secret plan for a summit with Taliban leaders at Camp David but he was cancelling the secret summit because of Taliban bomb attack in in Kabul eighteen years after we invaded Afghanistan the country remains riven by fighting between a us-backed government and a revived Taliban control swath of the country the trump administration has been trying to reach a deal with the Taliban would allow us to withdraw troops. The president surely saw this potential summit is a great way to look like a peacemaker but according to news reports the Taliban was unwilling to come to Camp David without first receiving concessions to discuss that and also developments related to Iran were joined by jared blank. He's a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and and when he was at the State Department Jarrett worked on the Iran nuclear agreement before that he was the acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan focusing on Afghan security elections and peace hi jared. Thank you for joining us thank you so this was also a big issue at Thursday's democratic debate. We've been in Afghanistan for so long is their way to withdraw our troops. While ensuring that Afghanistan does not become become a haven for international terrorist organizations like it was before nine eleven. I think that there is certainly a better policy to pursue in Afghanistan any policy that is going to have risks associated does he hid inside. Get a little hesitant about the word insure but the idea that the United States needs to have fifteen thousand or eight thousand or frankly one thousand troops in Afghanistan in order to pursue what are fairly limited counterterrorism objectives. I think just doesn't hold water so what what do we look for in these as negotiations with the Taliban which had been going on obviously not at Camp David for a substantial period before trump was trying to have this high profile meeting. What are we looking for? Is there a productive conversation station for us to have their that would allow us to do what you describe and reduce that footprint so I think there's absolutely a productive conversation and I think in fact productive conversation was underway with the US a special envoy investors all my house odd until president trump decided to make a drama out of it last weekend the conversation sort of breaks breaks into two levels. They're they're multiple wars being fought enough Ghanistan. One of them is approaching twenty years old. It's war between the United States and the Taliban the second is forty years. It's a civil war between Afghan factions. What investor House has managed to do have bandaged do with to lay out a framework to resolve the core security purity issues of the war between the United States and the Taliban so they get what they want which is a timeline for withdrawal? We get what we want which is a commitment that they ah will police the territory they control against internationally focused terrorist groups and also commitment to start negotiations with the government of Afghan the sand and others to try to end that long civil war which is important to us for a variety of reasons. That's not exactly the sequence that we'd worked on the Obama Administration. It's not the ideal sequence but the concessions that the United States made to get to that sequence are perfectly sensible and are reasonable way to approach a bringing this thing to an end rich. What do you make of that well? I just a very skeptical this I understand the exhaustion and frustration with the the Afghan war but I think the promising to you with Taliban as soon as you get zero those commitments they've made MIS importantly to police their territory against terrorists completely. Go out the window there. There's no the way they're going to comply with that. A why would they and sort of the the clever a case for this deal within the administration among hawks kind of want to tiptoe around trump more than did national security adviser John Bolton did was to say give give trump is his deal and they'll be this annex to the deal that has always conditions and the Taliban has has to meet that they won't meet and that'll allow us to do an offramp before we get to zero and end up at eighty six hundred but the very fact of the the deal affects the situation on the ground and if everyone really thinks we're going to zero. That's a that's a huge benefit to the Taliban. I think we just go to the the monopoly effective troop level. A lot of people think it's eighty six hundred. I'm not an expert in this area and stick there because I don't think there's a good way to WHO police Afghanistan against international terrorists without having some presence there and there are Ansari Benefits of having a presence there which is that you can so you have an eye into Pakistan and you can raid Pakistan as necessarily which is why we got bin Laden. We wouldn't have gotten bin Laden. If we weren't Afghantistan journey. What are you? What do you say to that? How do you enforce the terms of this agreement? If we have taken most all of our footprint out of the country well I think I would make two points. The first is to respond to what which is described is kind out of the clever case that will will lay out this troop drawdown time line but whether or not we ever completed depend on conditions on the ground and what I would say that is of course that's the case and of course the Taliban everyone else news that's the case the United States has announced repeated withdrawal timelines and we haven't followed them through so US leverage just pure military leverage before you get into other forms of leverage remains until the very end us gets decision points all along the way away in terms of the broader case of can you eventually imagine going zero again. I think the answer there is clearly. Yes and you do it in one of two ways either either you do it because there's been a peace settlement amongst Afghans which is obviously the most desirable outcome both for us for the Afghans which creates kind of a a government where power is distributed officially more-or-less as it is right now unofficially that kind of balanced government government in Afghanistan would be heavily dependent on international financing and we would have again leverage to make sure that they abide by their commitments including a counterterrorism commitments which which we shouldn't exaggerate how difficult how complicated these would actually be for them. The other alternative is that the deal doesn't take place in which case the Afghan civil war tragically continues but it can continue from the US's perspective with a dramatically lower commitment commitment so with funds for partners and probably some offshore military resources that would be needed now and again in counter-terrorism circumstances but the idea idea that it is that the US has sufficient security interests in Afghanistan to demand eighty five hundred or frankly five thousand one thousand troops odd infinitum not to mention forty five or fifty billion dollars a year. It just isn't borne out Christine. What did you make of the discussion about this at the debate on Thursday because you you heard candidate saying that they want to get troops out of Afghanistan but but lots of people want to get troops out of Afghanistan and the president wanted to President Obama wanted to and and so this seems like something that a lot of politicians have have expressed as a goal or made a commitment but it is so far lewd people to find a way to actually get it done yeah? I think that's that's right. I thought that actually was with Warren made a really good point in the debate on Thursday night when she said that you know we're not going to bomb our way out of terrorism. We're not GONNA bomb our way out of Afghanistan or any of these conflicts in the Middle East. We've tried that for literally decades at this point and perhaps we need to try something new and I think you know experts. and intelligence experts and military professionals can debate the best way to draw down troops to do so effectively to broker peace in some way up but I really think that the majority of Americans are tired. This has been an endless conflict that we didn't necessarily sign up for and I think that there is a strong appetite for beginning to leave it hopefully in a way that ensures the safety of our troops on the way out and that ensures or helps to ensure because that yes is not guaranteed a more stable country but people are ready to go. Can we talk a little bit about what happened with Iran this week. I'm frankly confused by what has happened with Iran so I mean first of all president trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal he imposed sanctions on Iran. They're describing their policy on Iran a maximum pressure policy to squeeze Iran financially and bring it to the table but now we're concerned that Iran is violating the agreement that we have already withdrawn from the Europeans are even more concerned about this and now president trump is flirting with a French proposal Rosal to extend a fifteen billion dollar credit line to Iran the purpose of which would be to ease some of the financial difficulties they face under our so-called maximum pressure sanctions and and then if we gave him the credit line the the trade would be that they would have to stay in compliance with the deal that we have withdrawn from Jarrett can can you explain to me what the possible purpose of this approach could be well to the extent that I think we understand discussions that underway between Paris Washington in Toronto and I don't want to exaggerate how much which we do I think the French proposal is an effort to provide a safe face saving way for president trump toback down without acknowledging that he's backing down now so in addition to pulling out of the JCP way the Iran nuclear deal a president trump withdrew all of the waivers for Iranian Lonnie and oil sales the sanctions waivers for oil sales. He took those waivers all the way down to zero where previous administrations had left the waivers that sort of you know higher level some level of income for the comedy I think the friendship concluded our others concluded that trump is unlikely to reverse that policy an issue oil sales waivers again but maybe there's a way to get kind of an equivalent amount of revenue to Iran in the fifteen billion dollar line of credit is kind of equivalent to a period of oil revenue for the for for for the Iranian National Oil Company and so the idea would be they get that back that revenue it's a little bit of a return to new. JCP We kept on behalf of the United States done in a kind of backwards way and as you say in extreme new they resume their compliance with the deal. I think actually what trump wants. It's more even than their resumption of compliance with the deal is a meeting with President Ronnie Right. I mean as we saw again with the let's get ludicrous situation with the Taliban
18 Years After 9/11, Is Peace Approaching?
"Listening to the panel discussion of wrote today. I'M GONNA in Beijing eighteen years after nine. Eleven attacks is peace approaching refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden al Qaeda who was quickly identified as a man responsible the US invaded Afghanistan marking the start of Afghanistan war against the Taliban eighteen years of war and talks president trump declared a recently the peace talk was the a wisdom holly. Ali Ben were dead after the Council Secreta meeting with a group in the United States to continue our panel discussion. We have Zun can research fellow with coaching while university and Joe Hi Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Max Abrahams in the United States Assistant Professor of political legal science at northeastern university so max first of all what do you make of the very idea of inviting the Taliban to Washington for the first time especially at a time time closed due commemoration of nine eleven attack. I'm very surprised from I think that that at the invitation that should never have actually really hard to believe that trump invited the how to all right around the anniversary of nine eleven. I mean trump used to criticize Obama for negotiating with the Taliban remotely never mind from nine eleven never buy we. Are you know with the idea that I would lead to keep with the Taliban. The negotiations previously were over and so I. I don't grudge The recinding Oh that invitation he almost didn't make expense. I mean the story was at the invitation was presented because an American was killed in the violence well. That's it's really not very surprising at all to call them remains very violent group and if anything seems escalated to violence during these you so called negotiation that Ted I don't WanNa leave you were with the impression that some Hawk on. I'm actually not in favor of the United States withdrawing from but I don't believe you that negotiation are a requirement to do what the United States should do in Afghanistan. It's simple we appeal to the VM Dope in France I don't think that the United States should lecture the Taliban on how it needs to you know with the Afghan government or how needs to reduce militancy locally or how it needs to respect human rights the Taliban isn't going to do any of these things you need to do. Simply state is its power and we we don't want to be in your country and you don't Wanna in your country and so we are going to withdraw however if circuit it is another nine eleven attack if the if the NPS is used again as a launchpad for Bass casualty the terrorist attack against the United States then the American public phobe strongly in favor of returning Tennessee on essentially giving you the ice discretely so it's really up to you the Tobin he want to remain a local group because if you start acting like a transnational terrorist group and if you don't police the area if you allow your country to be used by groups like the al-Qaeda Akagi network two large international well then we may come back in the gloves come off and so I do not believe that negotiations with the Taliban or advisable and I don't think that they're a requirement for us to get out of that John would trump hope to accomplish with a meeting with with the Taliban in the United States in the first place. I want to go back into history just a little bit in two thousand nine. When Obama first entered into office he started the so-called search Afghanistan adding more than thirty thousand troops in Afghanistan. Try to stabilize the country and try to protect the communities immunities on the ground so that's the Karzai government can stand on its food now. Ten years later is not successful in in terms of protecting and also continue to help the current. Afghan government to sustain yourself and on the other side. I Taliban expanding territory and now occupy more than two thirds of the country particularly in the rural area so I think it's not that at the US wanted to do this or that is that they cannot achieve the original goal of eradicating terrorism and also establishing a government pretty much finished the task of nation-building so at this point they were forced to negotiate with the Taliban if they want to withdraw troops according to some time lie and there's a very strong support in the United States for us to withdraw from that country because some people think staying that catch far too long and they are now in less risk from terrorism from that country so trump is actually representing a lot of people. The majority of Americans will to withdraw from that country is just way too through what approach that you can withdraw with confidence that Taliban will no longer support terrorism continue to be a launchpad for terrorism but negotiations didn't go well because again trump trump just won't theatrics. He wanted to have a big deal to show to American. People that he got things done however when you go to the real real problem and trying to solve that problem there are a lot of mistrust between the Taliban the US government so on the one hand Taliban don't think that the US will completely withdraw from Afghanistan and on the other side of the US still wanted to stay there and monitor situation people in the trump administration creation particularly recent fired national security advisor Baltim- probably still want to maintain a number of military force and the basis in Afghanistan still operating so when you still have this mistrust. It's very difficult to get the grand deal Dan overnight. That's why inviting Taliban into the United States probably for a signing ceremony is a very bad idea from the very beginning now it fells part so zone withdraw from Tom. Ghanistan Dow was the key two thousand sixteen trump campaign promise so hall political of Trump's a decision of on Afghanistan immediately twenty twenty onto your reelection pressure. I mean I agree I agree with what the judges said that it it a lot of the negotiation a lot of this this process was about the trump campaign achieving this big promise on their mandate and with the twenty twenty election coming up a grand and victory in Afghanistan would have meant this big deal that was signed between the Taliban and the US government but you know let's again go back in history in two thousand and eleven and twelve there was a big call by the Obama Administration for the Karzai government assigned the BSE and within the Afghan government there were two different parties one that wanted the US troops to leave withdrawal instant withdrawal so that the Taliban would come to the negotiation table and which turned out to be the assure of any government. They were not in favor of immediate withdrawal. Now we see that for the US list for the American people withdrawal from Afghanistan is important. It's a war that has cost almost nine hundred and eighty billion. US dollars over the years. It's been eighteen eighteen years and we don't know what what what the war is for Osama bin. Laden was found killed in two thousand eleven he initially not handing over was the reason to going to have gone is Stan then the question of nation building the trump administration has clearly said that we're not here to build anything and of course as was mentioned by I earlier panelists the gone Taliban have two thirds more more of the Afghan territory under them than before so clearly it seems to be at that the presence in Afghanistan isn't achieving anything concrete but it's not about the presence in Afghanistan of the war in Afghanistan. It is about what are the consequences quences off an exit that is premature and the consequences can be dire. we know what happened in the nineteen ninety s Pakistan Afghanistan the region at on as a whole suffered because of an abrupt ending to aboard that wasn't well planned and right now of course for from the American perspective if nine eleven and God forbid is to happen again then we can go back and treat them the way isis has been treated but that is not the real question you have China you have Pakistan. You'll save India the government government which has been supported by the Americans to abandon them of ruthlessly can have consequences fall was and what happened was nine eleven post nineteen eighty s war in Afghanistan and I think the these are important questions for us to address. The Quadrilateral Coordination Group was one initiative right now. How only last weekend Beijing Islamabad and representatives from a Samba and Kabul were together and these are small efforts to new negotiate and to understand what the government is willing to accept so a withdrawal is important? How long it's going to take is one question but but what the consequences of a withdrawal that only looks at American interests are is an important one to to address Max anything to add. We've seen wiz North Korea. That's trump cam blown up a process and then try and restarted a couple weeks later a will that be the case with Afghanistan as well well. I think that the biggest problem with put the US can sell an in Afghanistan is that fails to to limit what our objectives are in that country of course the reason why they are is because of nine eleven when we went there to kill the perpetrators and of course bin Laden and actually to a large extent people forget that been Nishel school. was what successful well not entirely but certainly partially takes us. We killed off a large portion. the computer chip that of course we didn't get all of them. We didn't even get bin Laden. 'til your later the threat when metastasized but other media respond. I would do that. You know maybe apiece score or V clock but the the problem is then you had mission creek and we added on all sorts of theory objected so you know making peace now in the country more broad try to hammer out negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan uncover concerns about human rights stuff. He's all important goals as in in terms of normative attractive they're very important no doubt but the US military doesn't have the capacity to ameliorate I these other goal and so the United States particularly the military needs to understand mimic caisson nations of US power around the world. I I think from the very start or goals in Afghanistan should have been limited took counterterrorism in very soon after arriving theon team and so we continue to have you know these goals also which are unrealistic and so I think that we need to keep counter terrorism at the forefront of our objective and we should have left very soon after arriving upon accomplishing our objective our counterterrorism effective to the extent that we were able to joey in August talking about the limitation of the US force in August trump said he's
Democratic Debate: The Four Candidates Who Stood Out
"Our main story this morning last night's presidential debate our executive. Washington editor Gerald cyb closely watched the performance of all ten candidates on ABC News. He says there are four who stood no doubt I up Joe Biden you know the big question of the night was going to be how the vice president would defend his position top of the polls particularly because this was the first occasion in which he would come face to face with his two biggest challengers. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren much more liberal candidates that he is in the vice president answer that question right at the beginning he was going to be aggressive and challenge them before he could be challenged by them. He did that right at the beginning on healthcare in essentially really said. How are you going to pay for your expensive government paid Medicare for all healthcare programs. How are we going to pay for it. I WanNa hear tonight how that's happened. The senator her has in fact come forward and said he's GonNa pay for it but he gets about halfway there. There's a lot of other things that need to be done and then when he thought they didn't provide inadequate answer to that question in he said we expect honesty and candor from our candidates. The fact of the matter is we're in a situation where if you notice he hadn't answered the question. This is about candor honesty big ideas. What's let's have a big idea. The tax of two percent the senators talking about that raises about three billion dollars. Guess what that leaves you about twenty eight billion dollars short and that's pretty much the way it went all night with Joe Biden being much more aggressive much more on the offense less on defense than he had been in the earlier debates next up. Gerald says Baidoa work had a standout night you know the big question of the night was going to be how the vice president would defend his position on top of the polls particularly because this was the first occasion which he would come face to face with his two biggest challengers. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren much more liberal candidates that he is and the vice president answer that question right at the beginning he was going to be aggressive and challenge them before he could be challenged by them. He did that right at the beginning on healthcare in essentially said how how are you. GonNa pay for your expensive. Government paid medicare for all healthcare programs. HOW ARE WE GONNA pay for it. I WanNa hear tonight how that's happened. The senator has in fact come forward and said how he's GonNa pay forty guessing about halfway there. There's a lot of other things that need to be done and then when he thought they didn't provide inadequate answer to that question he said we we expect honesty and candor from our candidates. The fact of the matter is we're in a situation where if you notice he hadn't answered the question. This is about candor honesty big ideas. Let's have a big idea idea. The the tax of two percent the senators talking about that raises about three billion dollars. Guess what that leave about twenty eight billion dollars short and that's pretty much the way it went all night with Joe Biden being much more aggressive much more on the offense less on the defense than he had been in the earlier debates. He still got tangled up in some of those typical Joe Biden verbiage problems particularly tried to explain his long history of positions on the wars neff Ghanistan in Iraq but overall I think better performance by him and certainly a more aggressive one and then there's Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. Here's Gerald again. She's been at the back of the field but she emerged. I think a little bit more on on Thursday night as a defender of the moderate position along with Vice President Biden and particularly did that as well on healthcare and did it effectively when she took on Bernie Sanders again saying paying your bill is flawed because it would eliminate private insurance for millions of Americans who want to have private insurance and she did that very bluntly last one. If you guessed asked New Jersey Senator Corey Booker you get a prize. He also has been in the back of the pack but I think he stood out on Thursday night because he was relaxed. He was forceful at times he was humorous. At times he was particularly forceful against president trump and when he addressed the president's trade policy he took him on directly by saying the president. It is making a serious mistake by pursuing trade policy. That's an America alone trade policy and what's Gerald's final verdict but may not have been one of those events. Is that really changed the race in any fundamental way. I think Vice President Biden will emerge secure as the front runners still and the other three candidates. I mentioned better or rock. Amy Charge Cory Booker now at least have a chance to fight their way into that top tier of Democratic
2 U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan
"The military says to u._s. service members were killed enough ghanistan this happened today after sikri of state mike pompeo was in afghan stan in kabul certainly go out to to them i'm praying for them for their families listening to u._s._a. radio
Pompeo says US hoping for Afghan peace pact before Sept 1
"Time secretary of state by tom pale made an unannounced visit to afghanistan looking for peace he met with leaders in couple we agreed that peace is our highest priority and then if ghanistan must never again serve as a platform for international terrorism pompeo told reporters he hopes to work out an agreement with the taliban by september
Trump Calls Off Air Strikes on Iran
"This article is actually from news, vac Newsmax. And it is Trump orders than cancels retaliatory strike on Iran. The United States made preparations for military strike against Iran in retaliation for the downing of US surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go. US official said there was so many stories going around about this particular one, guys. I don't even know what's happening at this point. I don't know if you guys heard this the other day they had called the had called for a an airstrike. And I heard that it was something like ten minutes before it was supposed to happen. It got cold off. Did anybody else hear that story? Or am I just imagining things? Cats. I swear to God. That's what I heard anyway. Let's continue on with the article the official who is not authorized to discuss the operation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity said, the targets would have included radars and missile batteries, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump had approved the strikes Thursday night, but then called him off the newspaper. Cited anonymous senior administration officials the White House on Thursday night declined requests for comment. Now, of course, as everybody knows there was a lot of talk back and forth. There were some threats. It says here asteroid earlier in the day about a US response attacked Trump said, you'll soon find out so it looks like we backed off of the. The strikes, which I gotta be honest with you guys. I'm glad we backed off of the strikes. I'm really glad that he decided to do that. We don't need another war. We have been in war for, like, half my life. At this point. We've been dealing with ghanistan. We've been dealing with Iraq. We've been dealing, but all this crazy stuff. The last thing I wanna say is another war. And I know that there's a lot of people out there who are cheering for a strike on Iran. I'm not Jaren. First strike on Iran. I don't want another war, and I know I would be willing to bet a vast majority of the people in the United States, do not wanna see another war. I really do there other ways of handling this, there's a lot of other ways of handling this that don't include bombing the crap out of ran. I'm sorry. But there are the first thing I jumped in and again, I'm not I'm not former military, I'm not current military. I'm not the president. I don't know. I don't know how feasible most of the stuff is, but am going to say one of the things that I always thought it would be a little bit better for this kind of thing would be, maybe something like I dunno dropping in the seals to cut the head off the snake instead of having to deal with. Collateral damage because if we don't have to if we don't have to hurt anybody in Iran other than their leadership, that would be absolutely
Why UNICEFs $7 million funding appeal is so important for Afghan children
"This is Matt wells at UN news. The UN children's fund UNICEF has just made an appeal for seven million dollars to help treat extremely vulnerable children who are suffering from the worst form of malnutrition, in an interview with you. And uses Daniel Johnson UNICEF spokesperson, Christoph bureauc- explains how the agency provides help throughout the war-torn country and what could happen if it doesn't get the funding it needs the situation of malnutrition of children, ghanistan is alarming. They are two million children in the country, which from acute malnutrition, among them, six hundred thousand children. That's from severe acute malnutrition a child at severe suffer from Seattle magician in child that needs urgent treatment, or the wise in my life on stance is extremely weak. You can get sick very easy and one in two children in Afghanistan is not vaccinated. So you're telling me, children are going to die within a few weeks unless you get this funding. Well, the problem is that we. Are unique safe. The only provider the sole provider of the treatment for these civilly, acutely, malnourished children, and our nutrition programs are totally underfunded. We need twenty six million dollars in two thousand nine hundred we have half of it, and in three weeks if we don't get urgently seven million dollars that will allow us to buy more than one hundred thousand cartoons of these therapeutic foods that is so lifesaving, we will stop providing this treatment to one thousand three hundred has facilities in Afghanistan. All over the country is in very remote rural areas. That means that civilly acutely malnourished children, who need urgently a treatment will go to these facilities, and will not have treatment, you say all over the country is that anywhere in particular that has been affected by last year's drought, for example, as also forty years of conflict where we're talking really is it rule areas. In Afghanistan were talking about all of the country. Theory. But it through that in two thousand eighteen there was a drought that affected very seriously. Twenty two out of thirty four provinces in the country. And it was mostly in the southwest in the in the northeast. So in this very hardly affected provinces by the drought. We noticed I mean, some data show that the level of severe malnutrition in these provinces have increased of twenty five percent. So for the case of war for children, very difficult year in two thousand eighteen conflict that he's still lasting and children liberal of civil accurately malnourished. Children, six hundred thousand which remained unfortunately, Staten Island, of course many might say, well, it is awful. What is happening in Afghanistan? But just look at Yemen, just look south, Sudan, why is the UNICEF appeal so important today it through that, when you look at the number you can ring the bell for south Sudan, forgiven for Democratic Republic of Congo in. Ghanistan. It's a very complex situation. We need to act in an emergency, but Obse on humanitarian on development level, and we need to act now just to avoid a deterioration of the nutrition's nurse situation of children in all over the country. It will be much more expensive to act when the situation will deteriorate.
George Clooney: Amal and I 'have real security issues on a daily basis' due to ISIS case
"That George Clooney's like terrorism fighter? He went to ghanistan started fighting the no, no, no, no, no, no, no. This is this is a wild story. He's telling USA today, this publish this morning Amal, and I have real security issues on a daily basis due to ISIS. So I I was curious about this. He said as a mall, Clooney brings charges against ISIS in the French courts. Her husband, George Clooney is opening up about the frequent security risks. They face with their two children, one year old twins, Alexandra and Ella Alexander in Ella. My wife is taking the first case against ISIS to court. We have plenty of issues real proper security issues that we have to deal with on a daily basis, Clooney, a human rights activist in his own. Right. Told the Hollywood reporter we don't really want our kids to be targets so we have to pay attention to that. He's married to Amal who's a human rights lawyer. He added that he lives a pretty good life. I have a beautiful wife and two beautiful kids, but there are things you miss, I miss being able to walk with our kids in central park. So, what's, what's happening is? Amal Clooney is suing the ISIS organization, such as it is taking them to court because of their abuse of, of the women and girls who are victims of organized rape, and sex assault sex slavery, enforced marriage last month. She asked the UN Security Council to prosecute his lawn estate extremists in Iraq and Syria for rape arguing that, if the UN's most powerful body cannot prevent atrocities of sexual violence from happening in wartime. Then it must at least punish it and make Justice for victims of priority. Now I'm all about, like making fun of idiots in Hollywood and they're with their but you know what I gotta give them credit? This is like real deal stuff. I mean, this is actually like trying to save lives. Get Justice for these people who were just viciously abused. I think it is. I think it is important to see somebody step up and lead this fight. But God, you think about this. And you, you are painting, a Jain Norma's target on your back where you can travel what you can do where your kids can go. I mean it is it is it is a big big deal, and it is a frightening deal, by the way, at the bottom of the hour, we're going to be joined by James Hurson, our good friend, and we're going to get a good sense of what it is. That's happening with this Bill bar investigation. But in terms of that story of the, you know, in terms of that story with, with ISIS, and with Clooney, and his wife, you know, I think it's important that we that we do remember that there are people trying to fight this fight on a lot of different levels. And yeah, you know it's easy to. Look at her, and it's easy to say he's just married to a rich guy, and he's just superstar and all that you always worry about your kids. And you're gonna have to worry about your kids forever, and ever and ever. And that's the that's the frightening. Situation
"ghanistan" Discussed on KTOK
"Help others, and keep people who hunting from damaging themselves and society, and what is it wasn't a broad group like new mothers being targeted by advocates, but a specific group of people having that personal such results changed. I heard about a program alphabet Google's parent company trying to do just that. I wanted to know mole we'll get that off to the break. Green? I am the directive research and development at jigsville we sitting in one of rooms and Neil office. The name of the meeting is Smith signal communication technology old named after different communication technologies. Jake Sylla is a pot of alphabet in Google, that's focused on technology that addresses security challenges. So how did you begin to, to hate to go when we were designing the platforms, and we were not really imagining that repressive governments and criminals and terrorist groups, what celebrating about innovating to use these phones just as just as what has everyone else now even is that we need to understand that goals activties, if we want to keep people safe online, Jasmine's job, to look at how those repressive regimes criminals, and terrorist groups, opiate find trends, and try to count to them. To try to understand the human Jenny's understand the road of technology. And see if we can build technology that stops people getting to the point that we would consider them of extreme, and so a terrorist. So if you want to understand terrorists, what do you stowed? Well to better understand extremism. Yes. Men's team us somewhat extreme methods themselves festival didn't fastening eleven was we brought together as full foam, extremists and survivors of terrorism. And we had isn't a masseuse to enough ghanistan al-shabaab from Somalia Nigerian is mismanaged, but we also had a form of Israeli settlers. We had Christian militia one place. Can you imagine the security concern for Google and helping convene everyone in one place, you have snipers on the roof? We had six months saying everyone, we had about them being public and associated with an NGO to bring people out of those extremist groups, and beyond gathering all. Vilma terrorists in one place. Yes. Men's team Olsen. Fighted victims of terrorism. We had survivors, so we had people who celebrated nine eleven and people who had lost family members. And I never we had to lady who said that she had woken up in hospital with a name band on Harris that said, gender unknown, because what he was like semi today, did the point of bringing together was to say, what is common in the human radicalization? Even when you're looking for ideologies and just have a role to play. In other words, yes, more to understand how people become terrorists, and what role the internet plays, but was role was never just to have summits and collect the information they won't take action. And ISIS was the office place to start in March of this year. Isis actually lost lost of its remaining territory. But when the caliphate was that its height, thousands of foreign fighters were recruited online, they left their homes in paces like Germany England America for the battlefields of Syria, this trip, that we took Iraq where we spoke to defect of ISIS was reading structure for us. We had these face to face conversations with these young men who had left him gone to Syria, and rock, trained, says tradition with ISIS posting some of them as suicide bombers, some of them as technical drivers, some of them nightwatchman, and they had realized that it was only lie. So the telling us about it, and we say if you knew the day that you left, everything, would you still have gone, and they invaded? He said that they would still have gun..
Battle for legitimacy: Afghanistan v the Taliban
"Afghan militants and American officials sat down for their latest round of negotiations in Qatar last week, even as violence continued almost eighteen years since merica and other NATO members invaded Afghanistan. The Taliban is still a powerful and lethal force. Earlier this month an attack by the insurgency group on an American run compound in Kabul, spread chaos and left at least five people dead. In response to the unrelenting violence, America and its allies are now, negotiating with the Taliban seeking withdrawal in exchange for commitment from the group, not harbor terrorists on the ground in Afghanistan are plenty of clues as to why the Taliban has been so hard to beat. So I found myself at this truck stop outside candidate city in southern Afghanistan know, sat on rug of the t there was this kind of enormous storm coming in Daniels is an international correspondent, at the economist, he's been recently reporting enough ghanistan, and these guys told me about what it's like to drive across Afghanistan, they drove all over the country carrying goods. And they, you know, they told me about how they get stopped all the time. By with guns. They get stopped by the Taliban and they get stopped by the Afghan army. And by the police, and what they told me is that, you know, difference between the two, you know, both groups are guys with guns who wanna take money from you. But when you get stopped by the Taliban, there's a kind of fixed fees, they, they look at what you've got and they charge you a fee and they give you a receipt, and you can charge that to your customers. Whereas the government is different. They stop you every time and they just take whatever they can they rob you? So you know what that told me is that the Taliban kind of more organized in some ways than the Afghan government. And that's a problem. And why, why were you in Afghanistan, what were you trying to find out what I wanted to? Find out is why of the eighteen years and almost a trillion dollars and so much support the reason to government in Afghanistan that sort of capable of holding territory that with all the backing of a superpower. Why is it that the Afghan states is not able to win the war with this kind of ragtag group? Taliban. And so you went to kinda hard to find out. Yeah. So I went to Kandahar, and I went to Kabul and Kabul, I met governments fficials and diplomats and people who trying to do this from the top, and then in Kandahar, and I went tonight, talk to ordinary people lorry-drivers and police officers Newsom officials to see kind of their how basil things at the ground level. And what did you learn? So one person I went to see was the governor guy could hire to the higher anything to. He just recently arrived in Kandahar. He's sort of in charge of trying to, to make this place work. And he's very insistent about how important Kandahar is to Afghanistan. The heart is key. If Kandahar is safe of montesano safe it come to hurry, stabilize. So it's devised. He points out that this is really the heart of Afghanstan a place where the first true independent, Afghan state emerged in the eighteenth, century. It's also where the Taliban themselves came from the nineteen nineties Muller, Omar, who is the leader of the Taliban lived in Kandahar. You visited Kabul twice when the Alabama and control it was really one of those places that they, they were adamant in two thousand and one that they would hold onto and NATO troops invaded. And, and so this ambitious new governor, what's, what's his plan. What he talks about the need to recreate the relationship between the government and people make people trust the government and give them reason. To back the government, as opposed to the Taliban was assigned to come here to bring or establish that relation between the central government and, and Kandahar thing relation was a bit weak. He you know, he concedes some real problems in can how that, that the government is not very countable that things need to change. We have people here were here for the last seventeen or eighteen years and are not capable of their jobs, as far as the income is concerned. I think the whole thing is not going into the government pockets, you can see that the Taliban that they have their support that they influential would, you mean when you say that they have influence in, in LeBron's like Kandahar, what do they actually control in terms of actual control in Canada? How the Taliban, they didn't have that much territory, daring control of, but there's sort of a lot more. Influential in places that are not in control of so they're able to mount attacks and plums. And things, but they're also able to work with farmers is a lot of people growing opium in Canada. Opium poppies, which they sell to Taliban middlemen, who, who often do things like provide seek capital who helped people grow, so that they can take chunk of the prophets later, they quite organized in that sense. And that stretches even beyond the parts of the country that they control. And I suppose with this level of organization. And if you like community involvement, that, that gives them a lot of legitimacy notwithstanding, the violent part, I mean, legitimacy is quite strong, but they more legitimate than the government, and that sort of all that they need to be. They're not popular Taliban people don't like them, but they will turn to them, because they're so dissatisfied with the actual government as these talks with America play out and discussion turns to, to draw down from from American troops. How do you think Dr would respond? What would it look like? So that's the big open question is just what happens. So the Afghan government if the support, it's getting from America is disappears, or is, is reduced a lot. They really rely on kind of American military support to be able to still controlled territory. And I think the, the big fear is that the Taliban be able to come back, they'll be able to take a lot more territory. There'd be able to really operate more in the open and have a great deal more influence. So if you have a provincial governor kind of admitting that the central government doesn't really have a good grip on place like Canada, Har. What did the officials in Kabul tell you, you know, not everybody says exactly the same thing? But this kind of picture merges of the president, and the president Ashraf Ghani is a guy who seem pretty much everybody thinks he genuinely wants to transform Afghanistan for the better that he's very committed to the idea of having a better government. But at the same time he's kind of a control freak. Can he thinks that he's the only guy with the plan, and he's really tried to centralize power and to, to hold power to make? All the decisions himself. And that has actually weakened, the legitimacy encounter ability of the government out in places like Kandahar. So what's to be done? Then after eighteen years of American support of, of the central government doesn't seem to have done very much and the US now kind of heading for the door. What, what do you think should be done? So I think could Ashraf Ghani. Well, he has to do is recognize that he's not going to have the support that he has had in the, in the pasta and he needs to it out and get people who don't particularly like him right now onside and perhaps, give up some of the pallet that he is kinda hoarded for himself in Kabul. And, you know, only that way, will he be able to kind of come up with a legitimacy that will allow the government to survive? Thank you very much for your time.
Appeals Court Rejects Chelsea Manning's Effort to Leave Jail
"Chelsea Manning's to remain in town after a federal appeals court rejects her bail request the decision upholding the lower court's decision to hold the former army intelligence analyst in civil contempt for refusing to testify before grand jury manning has been held since March for refusing to cooperate with the government's investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, federal prosecutors, accuse Assange of helping manning. And get into a government computer as part of a twenty ten leak of US military reports about the wars nap ghanistan and Iraq
Veteran crawls across Boston Marathon finish line in honor of fallen Marines
"If you haven't seen this video yet, you need to marine veteran who collapsed just short of the finish line at the Boston marathon, he turned down help from others. Got on his knees and crawl the final steps to end his race lighted. Mike Herndon, do it very prideful person competitive. And that's the thing. I just wanted to say I finished on my own, but the marathon wasn't his own. And neither was the experience. The reason why is for fallen brothers. Happen overnight ghanistan and and their families as well. I was just telling myself really one time she gets off throughout the race. I repeat their last names just short of his goal finishing in time to qualify for the New York City marathon, but race organizers were watching they say his, determination, and dedication, led them to invite him all the
Firefighter among service members killed in Afghanistan bombing
"Two of the three marines killed in a roadside bombing and ghanistan were from our area. The Pentagon confirming Tuesday night twenty five year old corporal, Robert Hendricks is among the dead marine from locust valley on Long Island killed alongside of stamps. Arjun who was called Bank service from his day job with the F D N Y, he bravely wore to uniforms as marine and for fifteen years. Chris Lutman was a member of the F D N Y. Stephen Moore was Chris's captain ladder. Twenty seven Chris was always individual just wanted to go above and beyond. He wanted the next challenge just his personality firefighter. Bobby Eustis road alongside Sluman Chris was phenomenal firefighter in phenomenal a man altogether. Everything he did he did it to this upmost Forty-three-year-old staff sergeant was among three servicemembers killed in a roadside bomb attack. Monday in Afghanistan is survived by his wife, Shannon and their three young
"ghanistan" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Hi, I'm Sean Rama's firm. This is today. Explain to understand how huge it would be if the United States could broker some kind of peace in Afghanistan, you have to understand that the country's been in conflict for around forty years and the Taliban was born in the middle of that conflict. The telephone is a Sweeney of gun insurgency that has been fighting the United States since two thousand one vonda fell by Brown is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. It has its background in an origins in the nineteen eighty s of con- insurgency against the Soviet invasion of the country, the Taliban, some of the Hadena who were fighting the Soviets. They shared a common enemy with the United States. And both the Carter and Reagan administrations gave the mujahedeen three billion dollars military aid to fight the Soviets and in the nineteen nineties after the Soviets withdrew the country fell into civil war of with various parts of the country controlled by various CONMEBOL loads. The most militant extremists faction of the dean turned into the Taliban and from ninety four started fighting against the warlords against the various. Clans and tribes and factions and graduate to over the country. And what do they do once they take control of the country, the Taliban did the litter on its promise of bringing stability peace to large portions of the country by two thousand one the Taliban really ruled most of ghanistan the exception of. A small space in the north the Taliban did stop the corruption vity human rights abuses, rapes robberies of the various for lords. But they unleashed their own serious Eumenides violations and abuses. They really wanted to turn ghanistan into a ninth century like backward place. So women were tremendously restricted in their freedoms. They could not get chomps. They couldn't access healthcare. Been where stone for adultery for men. Many men but executed beheaded and apart from that the Taliban, but also inadequate in their administrative capacity and not just inadequate. They really wanted to turn ghanistan into backward place, and they actively went ahead and destroyed an investitures of economic activity and social government administration. And how and when does al-qaeda show up allocate them of emerged of some of the same fighters in this case foreign non Afghan fighters who were fighting the Soviet some bin Laden was one of the fortified fighting of ghanistan against the Soviet innovation. And it is in Afghanistan where he got to know the future leader of the Taliban, Omar, so particularly in the core group of fighters around him head lots of connections personal relationships with bin Laden when Kedah under bin Laden's leadership was looking for a place to have a safe haven for its operations. They show the for number of countries for a while they were in Sudan, ultimately, they got pushed out from Sudan and said that point in the mid ninety nineties where they set up camp in Afghanistan bid, the bowl calm and protection. Of Malamah, and it is out of ghanistan where al-qaeda playing major attacks major international terrorist attacks against US Cole against the USA embassies in Duns Aena in Kenya. And ultimately, of course, nine eleven. After nine eleven the United States requested that the Taliban hints overall, Kedah bin Laden and other al-qaeda members for prosecution in the US, the Taliban has been given the opportunity to surrender all the tourists and Afghantistan and to close down their camps and operations full warning has been given and time is running out tell about, of course, refused to do that and the United States invaded Afghanistan, but then metro peaks toppling the of gun Taliban regime, and by about late two thousand one only two thousand two the Taliban is really eliminated us a regime entity in of ghanistan. The United States than subsequently tries to build a functioning government in got any STAN and the beginning of that are significant hope among the compilation the much, but the government and much but to governance though, follow that is tremendous and Tuesday's them only on box the governance that then follows is troubled of the governance is pervaded by corruption abuses like of government capacity, and this provides foretell ground for the Taliban to entrench its emotional relation..
"ghanistan" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The president's mind appears to have been made up since March we're going to be coming out of there. Real sukh. Gotta get back to a country where we belong. So after four years and the loss of four American servicemen senior military leaders are scrambling to get all US troops out of Syria in thirty days or as soon after as possible. They're also wondering what comes next since President Trump has said his instincts tell him to pull out of that ghanistan as well. Jeff David Martin at the Pentagon, David. Thank you. Okay. Holly Williams has reported extensively on Syria, having visited the country ten times. Now, he joins us from tonight. Holly, first of all what does this mean for the fight against ISIS? Well, Jeff, a local official from the region in Syria, where the US has it spaces warned us tonight that the American withdrawal give is an opportunity to regroup and come back now America's partners on the ground at a Syrian democratic forces or SDS, and they now control around a quarter of Syria, and we have witnessed the SDS beat ISIS back to a few holdouts in the desert and point relative stability to the areas that they control and that will be more difficult once those American troops have gone home. And so then what about other potential consequences for the region? Well, the American withdrawal could also open the door to Turkey, which has threatened to launch a military operation in SDF territory. More fighting could bring more instability to the region. Also, the American withdrawal could force the SDS to embrace the Syrian regime as well as its back as Iran and Russia simply to ensure their own survival. Finally, the American withdrawal could send a message to other groups both here in the Middle East and elsewhere that the US cannot be counted on to stand by its partners. Jeff Holly, so great to get your perspective tonight. Thank you. The Senate is expected to vote. Tonight's on a spending Bill that would fund the government until February eighth that would avert a partial government shutdown on Saturday in which more than four hundred thousand workers would be furloughed the house could vote tomorrow. The president has not said whether he would sign it though, it appears he has backed off demand for five billion dollars for border wall construction. Facebook is on the defensive again tonight. The attorney general for Washington DC sued Facebook today for failing to protect user data during the two thousand sixteen. Presidential campaign's Facebook is also facing new scrutiny over its sharing practices. Here's Tony dokoupil. In april. Mark Zuckerberg told congress that Facebook doesn't sell users personal data we limit a lot of the data that we collect news. But according to a New York Times investigation, what the company has been doing is sharing that data for years, in fact, striking.
"ghanistan" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Joint chiefs, chairman general Joseph Dunford, recently explained what that would take. We estimate for example, about thirty five to forty thousand local. Forces have to be trained in equipped in order to provide stability. We're probably somewhere along the line of twenty percent through the training of those forces. For Dunford that meant US troops wouldn't be leaving anytime soon, but the president's mind appears to have been made up since March we're going to be coming out of there real soon going to get back to our country where we belong. So after four years and the loss of four American servicemen senior military leaders are scrambling to get all US troops out of Syria in thirty days or as soon after as possible there also wondering what comes next since the President Trump has said his instincts tell him to pull out of that ghanistan as well. Jeff David Martin at the Pentagon force, David. Thank you. Okay. Holly Williams has reported extensively on Syria, having visited the country ten times. Now, he joins us from Istanbul tonight. Holly, first of all what does this mean for the fight against ISIS? Well, Jeff, a local official from the region in Syria, where the US has its basis warned us tonight that the American withdrawal give is is an opportunity to regroup and combat now America's partners on the ground at a Syrian democratic forces or SDS, and they now control around a quarter of Syria, and we have witnessed the SDS beat ISIS back to a few holdouts in the desert and point relative stability to the areas that they control and that will be more difficult once those American troops have gone home. And so then what about other potential consequences for the region? Well, the American withdrawal could also open the door to Turkey, which has threatened to launch a military operation in SDF territory. More fighting could bring more instability to the region. Also, the American withdrawal could force the SDS to embrace the Syrian regime as well as its back as Iran and Russia simply to ensure their own survival. Finally, the American withdrawal could send a message to other groups both here in the Middle East and elsewhere that the US cannot be counted on to stand by its partners. Jeff Holly, so great to get your perspective tonight. Thank you. The Senate is expected to vote tonight on a spending Bill that would fund the government until February ace that would avert a partial government shutdown on Saturday in which more than four hundred thousand workers would be furloughed the house could vote tomorrow. The president has not said whether he would sign it though, it appears he has backed off his demand for five billion dollars for border wall construction Facebook is on the defensive again tonight. The attorney general for Washington DC sued Facebook today for failing to protect user data during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign. Facebook is also facing new scrutiny over its sharing practices. Here's Tony dokoupil. In april. Mark Zuckerberg told congress that Facebook doesn't sell users personal data we limit a lot of the data that we collect news. But according to a New York Times investigation, what the company has been doing is sharing that data for years, in.
"ghanistan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"There are currently over two hundred eighty million. Boys and girls who are married under the age of fifteen child. Marriages prolong the vicious cycle poverty. Poor health lack of education. At the age of twelve Sahar was married. She was forced into this marriage and sold by her brother when she went to her in-laws house they forced into prostitution because she refused. She was tortured at one point she managed to escape to a neighbor's house. And when she went there instead of protecting her they dragged her back to her husband's house, and she was tortured even worse. As a lawyer. I tried to be very strong for all my clients. But seeing her how broken and very weak. As she was was very difficult. It took weeks for us to really get to what happened to her when she was in that house. But finally, she started opening up to me. And when she opened up what I heard was she didn't know what her rights were. But she did know that she had a certain level of protection by her government that failed her, and so we decided to take this case the supreme court now this is extremely significant because this is the first time that big of domestic violence Neff ghanistan was being represented by a lawyer. So there we were at the supreme court arguing in front at twelve Afghan justices me as an American female lawyer and Sahar a young woman who when I met her couldn't speak above a whisper. She stood up. She found her voice. And my girl told them that she wanted Justice, and she got it at the end of it all the court unanimously agreed that her in laws should be arrested. If what they did to her brother should also be arrested for selling her. And they agreed that she did have a right to civil compensation. With Sahara has shown us is that we can attack existing bad practices by using the laws in the.
"ghanistan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"There are currently over two hundred eighty million. Boys and girls who are married under the age of fifteen child. Marriages prolong the vicious cycle of poverty. Poor health lack of education. At the age of twelve Sahar was married. She was forced into this marriage and sold by her brother when she went to her in-laws house they forced her into prostitution because she refused. She was tortured at one point she managed to escape to a neighbor's house. And when she went there instead of protecting her they dragged her back to her husband's house, and she was tortured even worse. As a lawyer. I try to be very strong for all my clients. But seeing her how broken and very weak as she was was very difficult. It took weeks for us to really get to what happened to her when she was in that house. But finally, she started opening up to me. And when she opened up what I heard was she didn't know what her rights were. But she did know that she had a certain level of protection by her government that failed her, and so we decided to take this case the supreme court now, this is extremely significant. Because this is the first time that a victim of domestic violence. Neff ghanistan was being represented by a lawyer. So there we were at the supreme court arguing in front at twelve Afghan justices me as an American female lawyer and Sahar a young woman who when I met her couldn't speak above a whisper. She stood up. She found her voice. And my girl told them that she wanted Justice, and she got it at the end of it all the court unanimously agreed that her in laws should be arrested for what they did to our her. Brother should also be arrested for selling her. And they agreed that she did have a right to civil compensation. With Sahara has shown us is that we can attack existing bad practices by using the laws in the ways that.
"ghanistan" Discussed on Antidotes, Stories in Medicine
"We hadn't driven money where the route was unclear they destroyed, and they waited for me like at the closest point on hyena waiting for me to bring the patient, and I had no idea there, you know, there's all this other drama going because of this messed up radio call. So then, you know, flash forward a few years, you know, when I'm out of f- ghanistan out of Alaska, and I'm sitting in a bar in the Niagara county New York area talking to this to this guy who wrote this book, and he was like, hey, by the way, you know, we track down what had happened and some guys were doing a fly by a Black Hawk and caught the radio chatter, like some non medical personnel. They caught the radio chatter, and they decided that they were gonna pick up your casualty and they're the ones stopped in. They weren't the PJ's. They were just like some dudes. So will that make sense because I read off all this medical stuff? And they were like, okay sounds good. Yeah. And it's funny reading this book, you get some of the the casualties point of view about these private cetera in the back of the Blackhawk need like refers to them as robots like motor probably mortified at this like mangled, dude. Like not part of the mission. You know, how did you get here? Like, they wouldn't know what to do anyway. So God craziness. That's the guy's fine. The efforts. Yes of the airforce guy. He's fine. He's doing fine relatively. Yeah. I don't think it stayed below the knee an above the knee, amputation. He has a really good press static. He is like a phenomenal duties a firefighter now, we're friends on Facebook. That's yeah. He reached out like very quickly after injury wanting to know some very specific details, you know, kinda kept up with them and stuff. He's like powerlifter. Just he does all these phenomenal things like phenomenal things for people with all of their benefits. And just the fact that he he does it with one less leg as amazing. So she's living his dream become. Coming firefighter now. So that you get to follow them. Yeah. He's one of very few. I I have a couple of casualties that have Facebook. But I don't think some of them know that I was there in some cases is a very interesting part of being military MAC. Daddy, wouldn't you? Don't get incivility medicine. You don't follow? I mean, I can follow people professionally in primary care. But in any m s I didn't if I ever found happened to somebody. It was on news that they died. Yeah. It, you know, it's kind of a rare thing even a military medicine, but based on the unit, right? And in this case sky wasn't he was in the air force. But we had known a lot of the same people. And he kinda shocked me out a some of the other people were like soldiers for my unit. So I think I was already friends Facebook pain. So are there any other storage on talk about anything about coming back to civilian medicine or so I said even coming back to civilian medicine for me? It was actually just coming to civilian medicine. I wasn't associated anyway with. And I'm and I had a hard time with it initially..
"ghanistan" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Hi, thanks for taking my call. I am. I don't understand why the United States is based so friendly with Saudi Arabian why they ignore the role of hob ISM. And terrorism fact that Saudi Arabia's paid to expert will hob ISM resulting in Madrid in Pakistan, and if ghanistan resulted Taliban that they're behind Al Qaeda and the Islamic state that's the of Qaeda's Lami state, and we're spending all this money fighting terrorism. And yet, we're we buddy up, and there's a question of Saudi Arabia's role in nine eleven fifteen of the nineteen to those people were involved there were Saudi. So I don't understand why US is so friendly with Saudi Arabia other. I I know that oil thing, but that isn't enough. Thanks so much Kurt Danny deal. Briefly sketch for us how important the Saudis have been both as business partner end as a as a strategic partner in the Middle East. You know, I honestly am not an expert on this history. So I'll defer somewhat, but I think from the Trump administration's perspective, they're they're overwhelming, focus is Iran for good or bad reasons. And so in addition to any financial entanglements our connections. The president may have to Saudi Arabia. They they from a strategic perspective to these sympathies think strategically and not personally see this country as a bulwark against the country, they're focused on. And so that is the that is the broader alliance related thinking behind the president's reluctance to to vocally criticize or do anything to change the relationship with Saudi Arabia. We've got a call from Oklahoma City. Oklahoma, David go ahead. I think that the gift given to this administration. It's the caravan in the bomb all this other rhetoric because you know, it's reported the Kushner told Trump just make a minimal statement it will fade away. And that is what's going to happen? If slips every twelve hours a new cycle, and this is just going to pay the way. Thanks so much for that David Daniel briefly how quickly or how well does the quickly moving news cycle serve the president. It's sometimes helps them sometimes doesn't as as we have been speaking here. The the president has has complained that the move the new cycle has moved too quickly to the issue of what he is called the the quote unquote bomb. So he seemed to be raising a question about whether these these explosive devices or even real or or more likely if this is indeed an anti-democratic or attack or or some false flag like many people on the right have been suggesting. And so I think the news cycle can help him. When moves quickly to subjects that he wants to talk about like immigration, but often it it moves off that and and then he is on the defensive. So I think it it cuts both ways, you know, even just earlier today more suspicious packages, possibly explosive packages found one addressed to Senator Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat another address ju the former director of national intelligence, James Clapper. Care of CNN, Brian Stelter, CNN's media correspondent has posted online on Twitter that all destined for CNN is now being screened first at offsite locations because of concerns about security, so right there what we have is a nation as we started the hour on edge in terms of thinking about its media. And some of it's a chief political leaders you've been hearing the voices of Daniel, Dale. He's washington. Correspondent for the Toronto Star. A fact checking star we've pre sheet having you on show. Great tabby with us. Thank you. And of course, Jack Beatty are on on point news analyst have a great weekend. Jack. Thank you, David. You can subscribe to our newsletter by visiting the about page on our website on point radio dot org. You'll get messages there for Meghna Chakrabarti in me every week along with producers spotlights that let you get to know the half behind her staff behind our show this week. We'll have more from my conversation today on the opioid crisis as well. As highlights from this interview on Thursday with former Senator Bob Graham, he's co chair of the nine eleven commission and took a critical look. Relationship with Saudi Arabia on point is produced by NFL Mond, Brian Harte since Lena modest cut Sonus Alison poli Tanya rally James Ross Altro and Miriam Wasser with help from Madeleine Dangelo Justin down and Lexi period are executive producers Karen Shipman amazingly enough. I'm David Folkenflik. And this is on point.
"ghanistan" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"Be there you'll be there. And of course, you the director and the producers of the film as well. Right. So the crew is going to be there not all of it all of them. But most of the crew. Yes. So they cinematographers who came with me to Syria and of ghanistan. They will be there. Second comer to producers had the editor the. Yeah. Almost ochre. So let's get into the background of the film itself. I mean, it follows three women in the Middle East, and, you know, their their struggle for equality, which is very much different than the struggle free quality here in America or Europe. It's it's a lot more drastic. Of course, the laws against them. So yeah, the idea was to challenge the media mainstream narrative about woman in Middle East. You often see them, you know, veiled crying, maybe in like refugee camps. We'd the dozens of children around them all dirty and then travelling in you know, for the past four years four or five years in the area. I noticed that that wasn't really the whole truth. I mean, this is part of reality, but result, so in our side of the coin, which was like strong woman trying to fight back and and struggled for gender equality in the region in midst of war. So. This is how we got to think about if the film, and then, of course, the fun part these to go shoot to and go on the ground, and in there, we found we followed three woman as you said one in Syria which in Rhodesia, so a decrease area of Syria and Raj deaf allot is the main commander for Dirac oparation. So she led a sixty thousand men and woman to concord the capital of the so called Islamic state. And now, she's finishing up the job in Syria where you know, you have a little tasks around the country in which is is still is still there. Like one of the last one is there Zoar, and the second woman is an Iraqi woman and she sorry. She left Iraq in nineteen Ninety-two to escape dirig- of Saddam Hussein she moved to Canada and she finished studies. There. She did an MA in architecture. She started working, but it was something really off, and she kind of missed home and she wanted to something widow countries. So in two thousand and two while in America that were talks about invading Iraq. She started receiving Kohl's from Baghdad saying that women were cannot on the streets, and then sold to human traffickers or prostitution rings. And so on the soci- decided to you know, right down to constitution of of a gun ization and fly and fly back on June two dozen three few months after the invasion..
"ghanistan" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Ghanistan storm is only moving two miles an hour. Just think the average person who's walking is about three miles per hour. The storm is pretty much stationary. And it has been that way for the last twelve to twenty four hours. This is the wettest tropical cyclone on record for the state of North Carolina. Still tropical storm as of the five PM advisory not moving, and that's why we're seeing rain moving into the same areas over and over and over again. Florence now responsible for at least eleven deaths. Fox's Rick lemon is in Wilmington North Carolina with an update on the situation there. It's remarkable that just in this one city of Wilmington two hundred roads have been closed, and there are stretches of I forty and I ninety five the two major north south and east west interstates in North Carolina that have been shut down because of floodwaters on the highway the low lying areas, we're getting hit and hit hard. And they're predicting that the floods could continue and get worse in some parts, including Fayetteville. That's why they've issued more mandatory evacuation orders for people to get out of there by Kamara officials in new Bern North Carolina say they've rescued four hundred and fifty five people from the storm's floodwaters, the DM Webb county Texas says the border patrol agents suspected of killing for prostitutes is a serial killer. Juan David Ortiz faces four counts of murder he was arrested early this morning. President Trump back on Twitter today tweeting support for Republican Greg. National candidates, but there's no mention today of yesterday's guilty. Plea by former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort,.
"ghanistan" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And they were very happy in some ways a lot ISIS have a go at us. And I still think it's you're talking about low probability events here. But I would be very careful going through a lot of the primary source evidence. We have for the through the years we've seen that Al Qaeda is regenerated external external operations are times. And I would be very careful. With any assessment that says that they are no longer have the ability or the intend to the west. I think there are multiple indications that they are certainly going to try. We we've gotten a lot more aware of the problem. We were so remarkably unaware at the time we had nineteen guys came to America and went to flight school and only wanted to learn how to take off and didn't want to learn how to land that nobody thought. Wow. Isn't that weird? Why would they how come they can they don't wanna learn how to land the plane, so we're we woke up to that? And we've hardened our defenses, and we have this incredible counterterrorism apparatus when when when it's an amazing thing when the United States decides that somebody is an out now enemy, and it wants to do something about it. And everybody's in agreement. We have awesome power that STAN mcchrystal's, STAN mcchrystal's counterterrorism operation in Iraq. When it was humming. It was firing on all cylinders was was amazing the different intelligence platforms combined with the operations night after night after night. But where I think we have really fallen down is all of us have said is coming up with a long term strategic vision of where we want to go with this. We have these great tools, and they've had some some incredible successes. But they can't bring it home. They're not we're not going to defeat them with these with these tools. We have to have a political military larger strategy that his alluded us. And unfortunately, I think it's going to continue to allude us because we're we're so confused about what we're doing. I mean his country we made terrorists leadership be afraid to pick up a cell phone. The one of the biggest issues for Jihadist in Iraq, Syria. Ghanistan for them was anytime they picked up a cell phone were there were drone strike. They got they got they became afraid of this US capability, and they also ascribed some sort of grow to our campaign in that. When we go to Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria. We we screwed up so bad that nobody can take it over again. They can actually they can actually they can they can operate in this area. But they have to focus on the internal fight. We have them focused and tournament on what we're doing. And anytime they tried to put an external out together. They're always worried about how to communicate. Now, they're moving into the cyber arena. And that's where we're hurting. We need to be focused on messages are no longer to be cell phones. Do rolling meetings. They meet in person. But we have key leadership changing locations every night because they're afraid they're going to be targeted. We have Baghdadi changing mattresses every night on the way sim cards every day doing these things, and we need to keep senior leadership doing that. But at the same time as we talk about this incredible counterterrorism capability, we have we need to mirror with the FBI is doing United States externally. The FBI is brilliant at being able to find out these you hottest I wanna do things and actually believe make them believe they're joining joining al-qaeda cell or Josh. So in order to keep nine eleven attacks from having your high profile attacks the United States hide casualty producing attacks in the United States. So key to continuing this, and again, we have a very strategic enemy. I would not feel comfortable that we haven't been attacked in seventeen years because it could happen at any time. We were blind before nine eleven. A lot of the things that should have. We shouldn't have been blind to like the climate training that was taking place, but this enemy is strategic and we need to ramp up our Intel and special operations capability, and our knowledge of culture and language the over the counter this or FBI the people that are recruiting people are actually from their countries, speak the language or actually Middle Eastern or actually from this country's and I'm from Paso, Texas. And I was taught Arabic and told to be an operator in Baghdad. I kinda stand out we need to recruit people that look like the enemy and the FBI does a great job of doing that. We we believe that US military's plug and play. We had the all hands program in Afghanistan. We're supposed to teach people how to speak to all the different languages and put them into the to the population. And we'll take them out over four months and continue this this capability. And instead they were told music the army you're now going to be. In an operation center. Developing PowerPoint slides for something you weren't trained to do. And that's when one of our problems is we look at the fifty meter target. And we need to continue to look at fifty meter target. But also the thousand meter target. I'd like to thank all of you for being here today and being invested in national security. I'd like to thank the panelists for participating. I like to thank the Hudson institute for the opportunity to be part of the conversation. Moderator.
"ghanistan" Discussed on KKAT
"Not a very optimistic note to end on but why would there be react ghanistan let's talk about north korea for a moment or two this headline in new york times made me think of eu military quietly prepares for a last resort war with north korea 'cause we brought this up several times over the last use i don't know how many years and he voice and look we can't strike north korea we're not we're not doing any of the thing as you would do to prepare for that sort of thing are we now know was still not the military is preparing for north korea like they're preparing for other conflicts that they have there's no we're not restocking any supplies inside of south korea we're not evacuating civilians were not be when it being the war draw money united states goes to war aat least preemptively in the last thirty years we be along more drum we say we're coming here we come we're coming we're coming it just not taking it hasn't happened and um you know less than we had a mistake like we saw in hawaii that causes a you know one side to fire on the other side around japan this morning to the same thing um there's not any kind of war footing whatsoever there so i i look at that article at cairo my eyes again and say i like i put my twitter feed it's it's more moral course of business the the military gets up every day in prepares for all kinds of conflict interesting so would you agree i've been seeing lately that it's pretty clear that the united states is just going to go down the road of mutually assured destruction tried to have some understanding some communication with the north koreans assure them were not get invade you don't lobby nukes at us and just a deal with the uncomfortable realities of the situation for the next several decades yeah it's probably assured destruction their part because that they do something else but we've got to come up with some other deterrent to make sure that they don't proliferate those weapons that's gonna be the other side to this or missile technology some light up to throw them something they i we might leave south korean we might have to uh to shoot down some of the military exercises in the pacific but but the bottom line is it we're going.
"ghanistan" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"The invasion of cambodia is your throat between the graves america ghanistan and the politics of intervention which is based on thousands of previously secret documents and he's latest book is a comparative history of the in a politics of the us and the us sa kindred rivals america russia and they failed ideals and of course a raja this year has been dominated by russia and uh the muller investigation of course which i mentioned could be shut down at any moment this clearly a propaganda campaign underway led by fox news two sleiman discredit this otherwise highly praised individual uh robert them the vietnam war hera a republican appointee to the fbi and an allround highly respected figure until ribbit maddock decided it to unleash his junk yard dogs on uh mala what's your sense of the weather there'll be some resolution i mean it was extraordinary that a week or so ago when the former head of american intelligence that director of national intelligence general james clapper uh in an interview on cnn basically said that vladimir putin is trump's case officer and trump is putin's asset an extraordinary statement uh coming from the top intelligent so the former top intelligence figure in the united states so this is disconnect the intelligence community which really agrees on anything too big deal to have everybody line up and say that russia did interfere now elections trump defies that keeps calling it a hoax the rightwing republicans the normally were red beta's and russian hate us and soviet hate is a now all covering up for trump which is 'extraordinary and even people on the left like the nation magazine editors and uh all of a stun and susan sarandon than that crowd on the loony left they're all making appologies so i don't understand why people don't get it i mean unless they believe.
"ghanistan" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM
"We went into ghanistan after nine eleven and then we went into iraq you know i mean the people i think thought okay well we basically just took this country over so you're natural resources or now or natural resources and up and honestly i believe met the king who came in when we had all had the listeners and was saying how our army will and and armed services when their on doing their tours though actually walk through poppyfields because you don't want to walk on the roads because of the bombs but the american government pays the whatever country warren's government money for the poppy fields that we just stomped on you're really care that much about the war on drugs there's poppy fields heroins coming from why would we feel as a country that we have to say hey you know something are bad didn't mean a crusher crops the very thing we should when indian knocked the government and say okay not check this out everything here's or is here you either taken over or you state keep out of it oh a europe set that we destroyed your poppyfields the sorry to bed i don't how how we that week of a nation to be like joey discretion crafts he'll do it's it's been over the last twenty years or so like you're playing ball baseball is something in in your friend's house in a baseball goes through your neighbors window and u be parents they all here's the money to pay for that window lives not this is war if these are poppyfields the i mean heroine is as an a worldwide epidemic them and we're saying oh no here plant more here's some money to do it here you go is unbelievable and i would say over the last ice age 20 25 years we've just gotten progressively weaker and weaker and weaker and we got lazy and we got fat and and obama certainly hasn't helped with that and obama is is is he's a a a false head i can't even think i i.
"ghanistan" Discussed on WTMA
"We in for gates and house arrest for both the white house's distancing itself from the trump campaign's former manager and his deputy saying the charges have nothing to do with the campaign but the guilty plea entered earlier this month by george papa dopoulos does speak to the 2016 trump campaign they're emails that go months after he's took this position with the campaign where he's in touch with senior campaign officials informing them of offers from russia to meet and discuss dirt on hillary clinton correspondent jim shudo says those top campaign officials told puppet up lists to take those meetings if he could a federal judge has banned the white house from reversing last year's order allowing transgender people from serving in the military to serve in the military openly sudden move this year surprised the pentagon bo burgos lawyers may not claim president trump's public desire to hang their client will prejudice his sentencing hearing the colonel hearing burg sentence for desertion from his post at have ghanistan says candidate donald trump's comments will not influence his ruling today's the first day of a shorter period to sign up for coverage under the affordable care act for next year the open enrollment period runs through middecember pennsylvania's now the fourth state to expand casino gaming online governor tom wolf signed a bill letting keystone states large 10 largest casinos bid on licences to set up satellite casinos at places like trucks ducks in airports i'm richard johnson at.
"ghanistan" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"Us we'll after more than a decade spin fighting islamic insurgents in iraq and afghanistan the united states army is scrambling to relearn cold war era skills to confront potential threats from russia in eastern europe territory formerly defended by the be it army eric schmitt national security correspondent at the new york times paid a visit to spots in bulgaria and elsewhere to find that the adjustments to the new threats are wide ranging eric what have you found well what a us army forces in europe after years preparing to fight alqaeda isis extreme ghanistan and iraq are now having to prepare for a new enemy potential enemy elite nuts russia and so that having a bit kwy learn kind of cold war era girl that only the finger most off to learn to young officers up to now have a lot of young guys kind of how to get used to a much more sophisticated enemy than they face i would occurred over it and up while so what's an example of a cold war era skill well for instance us gotten used to operate in the big secure basis in iraq and and and and afghanistan but they can't do that now because the russians are very good at the quip meant that got thrown on an comment on them so the unit for having to cut a read learn how to use camouflage netting and dispersed than much smaller unit three stain on the move you don't want to basically hang out two in one quite 200 you could get targeted by enemy rockets nickel that are much more accurate again that are tied together in a much mark sophisticated way we it was the russian military than yet they ever crates that isis or a or all carter i thought zoo was interesting you noted the the european borders of which there are many and you said these troops now have have less freedom of movement on the ground than in the air how how how difficultes could that make things in the event of something we don't wanna think about well they're having to cut a we're to readjust again in that if there was one infants were they were rushing ammunition from germany to to bulgaria and they are basically ran into some restrictions that austria quit on military convoy on.