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Fresh update on "gorbachev" discussed on Balance of Power
"NATO is an example of increased international cooperation but there are all too many examples recently of nations failing to get together to solve their problems Ian bremmer is the president of Eurasia group and GZERO media And he has just published a new book addressing the issue called the power of crisis how three threats and our response will change the world Ian first of all congratulations on the book I've read the book It's terrific So let's start with the G zero part before we get to what's going to save us with the agreements So what is going on right now in Russia and particularly the divisions between Russia and NATO and Europe and China How is that broken down Well David you and I have known each other for a long time And frankly most of my books have not been enormously hopeful or optimistic because they've talked about a breakdown in the global order And what's been happening it's not the fault of any individual leader It's just that our institutions and our architecture both domestically and globally you know you build them and then the balance of power shifts the nature of the global economy ships but the institutions are sticky They resist reform And when we created the Security Council back in 1945 the secretary general just a couple of weeks ago said it was broken Why Because you can't get Germany in Japan on board as permanent members because they lost World War II And you can't get rid of Russia because you promise that they'd be on even though they've just invaded a country and their president is responsible for war crimes That when you think about the way the global economy works the geopolitical balance of power works you think of the way that international alliances work You recognize that they really don't relate to the global balance of power well at all anymore And what does that do That creates a lot more friction a lot more crises I mean if you had a car for 30 40 50 years you'd get some oil changes you'd get some tune ups and eventually you'd buy a new car We haven't done that with our international architecture Ian are there growing up or strengthening I should say subgroups that are stronger than before we've just been talking about NATO and the apparent addition of Sweden and Finland You also have the quad that's going on as President Biden heads over to that part of the world Are there subgroups that are not global but they are multinational Yeah I mean NATO clearly has gotten much stronger because of the Russian invasion in Ukraine Before that Trump called it obsolete Macron call it brain dead Putin obviously didn't read my book He clearly thought that there was no capacity to respond and unify That's exactly what's happened The European Union today is stronger not only because of the Russian invasion but because of the pandemic Remember after the pandemic hit the EU decided to engage in an internal Marshall plan massive redistribution of wealth from the wealthy countries like Germany and Denmark and the Netherlands to the poor countries in the south and the east And that's very different than the way they reacted to the 2008 financial crisis that almost led to the implosion of the EU They also ensured that when they finally got vaccines they were distributed across the entire European Union It wasn't the Germans and the French for themselves And so the fact of the matter is that today in 2022 because of crisis the EU is politically and diplomatically much more cohesive much stronger than it was going into those crises That's precisely the point I'm making in the book So let's go to the more hopeful part I mean I love the fact that you began with this anecdote I think I may have known it but I'm not sure I did Of the first personal meeting between Ronald Reagan and mister Gorbachev And exactly what happened in that meeting and the exchange which had to do with aliens Yeah this was of course back in the 80s And that no one knew about the conversation until decades later because it was only these two men and their personal translators that were in the room and this dacha in Switzerland As the first time they had met and Reagan the former movie star and then governor and then president says so you know mister secretary if aliens attacked my country you'd come and help us wouldn't you And Gorbachev said of course we would And he said well we would too if you were invaded And you know it sounds kind of hokey and folksy but the reality is that that started a relationship of trust between these two men And it also led to an arms control framework that helped to reduce the sort of nuclear armed confrontation showdown that the Soviet empire and the United States had had for generations And of course the point of this as we look today at the growing showdown between the two most powerful countries in the world the U.S. and China that are extraordinarily interdependent upon each other something you and I have speak about very frequently but also only becoming more so as we think about how we respond to things like COVID or climate change or this Russian invasion The fact is that you don't need to build trust with the Chinese but you need to recognize that the equivalence of aliens but inside the world are actually threatening us and we're going to have to find ways to work together And when I took away from your book is there are at least three aliens if I can put it that way One of them is COVID which you just referred to because there was going to be another pandemic We have disrupted technology and we have climate of course but start with COVID that you just mentioned It wasn't that an opportunity for the world to get together and in fact if anything as you point out in your book it did almost the reverse Yeah I would say that COVID was largely missed as an opportunity And remember back in the early days of COVID the United States did come together Doctor Fauci for a brief period of time was kind of lionized as a hero inside the United States He of course was part of the Trump administration rolled out and talking to the public all the time The Democrats loved him too And also you had Mnuchin the secretary of treasury and Pelosi get together with the strongest possible relief package not just for big business but for the average American that was really hurt And that's why we got a V shaped recovery which was quite improbable But it did not last long And once you had vaccines and once you had some Therapeutics and once you had an election cycle suddenly you saw a lot of Americans going politically first as opposed to we need to stay together And especially because people didn't think it was as much of a crisis So yeah we've got vaccines and I'm not that old and I'm pretty healthy I don't have preexisting conditions so maybe I don't worry about it as much anymore And that happened inside the U.S. and of course it also happened between the United States and China the Chinese getting complacent and they think they've got a great capacity to lock down and they also lied to the rest of the world and their own people about the origins of COVID when it first came So I mean frankly speaking I mentioned the Europeans came out of it stronger There were some strong lessons in the early days that were learned but ultimately COVID was I hate to say this was not a severe enough crisis for a lot of political actors in the world to use it to take it seriously And to build the kind of architecture that will help us for the next time around Thanks to Ian bremmer of the Eurasia group Coming up the terrace stablecoin crash raises new questions on how to regulate stablecoins I talk about it with consumer protection financial bureau director.
Ronald Reagan's True Gift to the Presidency
"Reagan's gift to the presidency besides his policies and besides his steadfastness or in the world stage as far as peace through strength and his work with Gorbachev and the Soviet Union, was his ability to remind us of the common. The ability to remind us of the commonplace, the common aspects of everyday life and raise them up in some ways to a more sacred position. And I know that sounds, you know, flowery for language, but you have to understand Reagan truly understood people. He truly cared about people and it showed and everything he
Candace Owens' Theory on the Afghanistan Withdrawal
"You know, one thing that I theorize and obviously I can't prove it at the moment, but our withdrawal from Afghanistan to me seemed really interesting because as soon as we announced our withdrawal China, the leaders came out and said that we instantly recognize Taliban as legitimate government and we're looking to work with them. And the one thing that China does the best is it mines, right? And they've been mining all across the African continent and if you look at what Afghanistan from a resource perspective is rich in, it's either the first or the second in terms of not uranium pardon the lithium, lithium is used for batteries, batteries that are put into cars. Well, one thing that the west has been adamant about is that this is an opportunity, this Russian Ukrainian conflict for us to divest from oil and to look for electric solutions. So I'm theorizing that what we're seeing in the west is that a lot of these families are going long on electric and over and over again, this Biden administration keeps beating that drama electric electric electric. We shouldn't be trying to back on the pipelines. Again, a nonsensical perspective to have when we know that gas prices are going through the roof. It seems like they're trying to force us into the Green New Deal. And I think that that's the only thing that makes the Afghanistan withdrawal makes sense plus what seems to me to be intentional stoking a conflict in the east to be a NATO knowing fully well that for the last three decades. You know, Russia has said that their red line was NATO, expanding eastward. And that's not something that's coming from. Not only coming from the Kremlin, but if you care to look into it, declassified CIA docs, where you can see James baker pardon over and over again insisting that if Germany and Gorbachev pardon, if Gorbachev have agreed to German reunification, that we would agree that we would not expand one inch
Daniel Horowitz Analyzes Republicans' Responses on Russia Involvement
"And I really don't think we should get bogged down in vitriol on this because there's a lot of middle ground in this okay I mean obviously as I mentioned in the beginning of the show as discussed about Israel often you know if Israel stopped fighting tomorrow they'd be obliterated If the Palestinians stopped fighting their BPs The same thing applies to Russia and Ukraine right now Putin is clearly the aggressor in this situation regardless of what you feel our involvement should be Sure I mean I think a lot of the disagreement on the right stems from being played an unideal hand for so many years What do you do now And to me it all gets back to the fact that the whole nostalgia of the Soviet Union and defending Eastern Europe from the Soviet Union back in the days of Pope John Paul Margaret Thatcher Ronald Reagan that's predicated on a moral and just west United States government NATO government We have so many problems here at home with governments that are no longer democracies Reagan used to quip about you can go to the Oval Office and say breaking sucks as president and you could go to Gorbachev and say Reagan sexist person and get away with it That's good And I played that on my show recently and I was thinking it's so sad to look at Trudeau and gradually what's happening here with DHS monitoring opposition people being thrown in jail for political crimes without bail we have our problems here so that's why a lot of us have a difficult time barreling in headfirst to a foreign conflict before we even get into the details just because NATO is corrupt The United States government I hate to say has a lot of problems with it So we're not going to be able to sustain the proper policy
How Reagan Approached the Russian Threat
"Remind you of what Reagan said about Russia in his farewell address. My view is that president Gorbachev is different from previous Soviet leaders. I think he knows some of the things wrong with his society and is trying to fix them. We wish him well. And we'll continue to work to make sure that the Soviet Union that eventually emerges from this process is a less threatening. But it all boils down to is this. I want the new closeness to continue. And it will, as long as we make it clear that we will continue to act in a certain way as long as they continue to act in a helpful manner. If and when they don't, that first pull your punches. If they persist, pull the plug. It's still trust, but verify. It's still play, but cut the cards. It's still watch closely and don't be afraid to see what you see.
The Anti-Wokeness Counter-Attack With Jim Hanson
"For those of you who don't know me and that could be quite a few of you. The best place to find me is right there at my Twitter feed. Jim Hansen, D.C., because my job is to confound the people on the left. The woke mob. The people who are trying to shut down this country fundamentally transform it into a socialist crap hole. I try to drive them to distraction. That is my goal every day. And it's not just a meaningless trolling of people who hate America and hate everything that has been good about this country. It is to prove to them that they're not going to win. All right, that's the point. They have been winning. Let's not even delude ourselves for a second and think that the ones on the left. They started off as Democrats, became liberals, turned into progressives, and now they're woke. All right? Well, what they really are is commies. All right, let's bring back the word that actually describes these losers their commies. And let's bring back hayton comedies, all right? It's a thing to do. We were great at it. If you listen to the intro of the show, you had Reagan and Gorbachev and all these people. We used to actually stand strong for beaten down commies. Well, guess what? The time has come to do it again. So join me every day and Hayden on at least one comedy. And they're easy to find. They're all over the place. Just pick one. Pick one, hate on that commie. And go ahead and do it. Do it on social media. If you got one at work, do it there. Do it at a neighborhood barbecue, do it in a holiday party. I don't care where you do it. Just beat down one comme
"gorbachev" Discussed on This American President
"October 13th, 1986, the Oval Office at The White House president Ronald Reagan's address to the nation. On the summit and Reykjavík Iceland. Good evening, as most of you know, I've just returned from meetings in Iceland with the leader, the Soviet Union, general secretary Gorbachev..
"gorbachev" Discussed on This American President
"In October of 1986, president Ronald Reagan met with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavík Iceland, to find ways to reduce the threat of nuclear war. Although they seem to be on the verge of signing a historic treaty to eliminate a large number of nuclear weapons, the talks stumbled over one major issue. The strategic defense initiative or SDI. It was Reagan's proposal to build an impenetrable shield that would render nuclear weapons obsolete. Critics believe that sdi was an absurd, unrealistic idea, and chastised Reagan for allowing it to scuttle the first real chance in nuclear arms reductions. Reagan two was frustrated. He felt that STI held the key to a world safe from nuclear arms, and yet Gorbachev opposed it. In this speech, delivered immediately after he returned from Reykjavík, Reagan explained the results of the summit to the American people, and why he refused to budge on SDI. As I listened to this speech, I felt a sense that Reagan wanted the American people to feel like, as he said, full participants with him at the conference. He wanted them to feel like they were all on the same team. In that sense, the speech has the same feel as FDR's intimate fireside chats about half a century earlier. Chats that Reagan himself listened to as a young man. It's a good example of Reagan living up to his reputation as.
"gorbachev" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Leader Mikhail Gorbachev on a tour of Red Square and the spring of 1988. Behind the boy stands a blond man dressed in tourist garb with a camera around his neck who bears an unmistakable resemblance to young poutine. And so, Pete Souza put this thing out. And sure enough, it really does look like now Putin was KGB at the time. And in fact, at this time he was assigned to the Stasi, These German secret police, murderers and torturers. At that time he was assigned to Dresden. I believe in East Germany, but he could certainly have made because President Reagan was coming and they needed all hands on deck and, according to intelligence officials, everybody gathered for this photo op with Putin out there in Red Square. There were KGB and KGB families, right? As they staged all this stuff. They're communists. They lie about everything so one agent said, according to the story said, Yeah, these are all KGB families out here. And it looks like poutine slipping into the frame with Reagan and Gorbachev, you know, and he looks a little nervous, but it looks like it's him. The pointy nose face kind of thing. Strong guy, you know, for killing people more effectively and things like that. That's good stuff. That's very good stuff there. It is back to a Democrats and racism because God knows they're Racists Chapman University Chapman universities and is that a four year school Chapman University hosts racially segregated quote..
Build Your Analytics With a Collaborative and Expressive SQL IDE
"So justin can you start introducing yourself shirtdress. So i'm just in the during the year for the next special interest ibn up interest for six years now most of the time working in data building internal that does for the rest of interest in place and we have several like this one of them is the world took today. And charlie about yourself. Hi i'm charlie. I have being at interest for four years now and after i graduated from university of waterloo. I have stayed on the analysts off on team for the past. Four years and mostly focused on building. Internal was pinchas employees. And going back to you just do remember. Hey i got involved. In data management. I moved to the team shortly after joining interest. I did some cure a their most that we're allowed onto the team in the that team. There was several areas that we support our end customers with short sample in. Ab management life cycle management Experiments or charting on their sporting tools and then one of these resorts was data management. This was the first that i worked on that as a further was with us. So maybe i can talk more about it. Took about upgrade will. Start those mostly. It's li- guy. He was one of the charter support. Team and charlie. How did you first get involved in data management so. After i joined the team. I was walking most beyond the experimentation than the fash boarding teachers for our internal tools. And then just a mention about this option the to build like this quarrying to which is now like korea book and then that's how i got started and so in terms of the actual project itself. Can you give a bit of an overview about what it is the built with query book and some of the story behind what motivated you to create this tool internally versus picking something up off the shelf so we started gorbachev around seventeen boarding. Time is started assaulting term project so we have an external vendor solution however it had some things that we would like to have done differently or that we wanted to or that we wanted to connect with interest because it's
Biden to Meet With Putin on June 16 in Switzerland
"Now. The russian leader vladimir putin and his us counterpart biden will meet in geneva on june the sixteenth off. The back of biden's european tour nuclear arms control be high on the agenda echoing meeting held in the city in one thousand nine hundred eighty five when ronald reagan and mikhail gorbachev met talk about arms control and at which they developed a personal rapport. Joining me from burn is editorial director. Tyler relay and from our zero studio. Wanna call security correspondent. Ben is log Good morning to you. Tyler moore ingredient now. There are no huge expectations for the outcome of this meeting but the one country that comes out as a winner will be switzerland. Why is it important to geneva to host these tools jersey and this is a story which has been circulating for a while. it's no great secret of course Prog within in the running for the summit a couple of other cities along the way but it's been circulating in the swiss press geneva wanted us. They wanted it very badly into your question. Geneva has been slightly dented. The city sees that its reputation home of multi-lateralism somewhat scarred Because of course it doesn't really control the narrative from many of the organization. It hosts so if you look at of course the past year and a half an organization like the who for example which sits in geneva of course has been in the headlines almost daily. I'm often for for the right reasons so even like listening this morning to the mayor of geneva certainly other politicians from the city. They see this as a very important reset moment the city. How does the city reestablish itself as a home of multi-lateralism and of course getting to bed to go with
The Institute of Illegal Images
"According to mark mcleod the origins of blotter art come from the criminalization of lsd. Lsd was originally distributed at liquid before becoming illegal in all fifty states after nineteen sixty. Six underground drug dealers. Started using something called blotter sheets. They dip these paper sheets and lsd and let them dry then they cut it up and sell it that way pretty soon. They were printing artwork onto these blotter sheets and eventually artists were designing images specifically for the broader sheets. They were fun. Little codes clues as to where the blotter might have come from and who might have made it. And it's all this blotter. Art mark mcleod collects and displays in the blotter barn. The barn is just the a skeletal formation of the entire history of blotter which has a very small history from november nineteen. Sixty eight to return and i tried to get examples with sprint across. I put the. I fit up there. A judge Have a skeletal formation. That you can hang more flesh on each blotter. Sheet is divided into perforated taps or pits and each tab about a quarter of an inch across sometimes a portrait spread out among several tabs on the same sheet like a mosaic or a multi piece puzzle other times. An entire image fits within one tiny tab and it's best seen beneath a magnifying glass. Either way the images from many different artists are impressively detailed and precise. There's a portrait of the pharaoh. Mikhail gorbachev in nate picture of alice peeking through the looking glass. These are just some of the tens of thousands of images on display. Mark doesn't even have a full count
Kotlin Multiplatform with John OReilly
"Regarding a desktop and service. what did you start in. Like what technologies were using so simpson so as deputy so. I wanna finish college in one thousand. Nine hundred started with sort fulltime masters speech recognition. You're using your wall things back then. That was sort of. You can do that about sums watching the cotton. Dl talk yesterday. Where a couple of lines of code can do that. But this writing everything from scratch in c in terms of audio processing fifties and and i've been never confronted themselves and there was there was a need for something. Kinda graphical and i don development for awhile and answer. Windows three came out. I think you're on june nineteen ninety and i So cool your concern dusen. Windows graphical is from speech patterns. And mike you're next so forth down again more chance occurrences a low company was starting to do windows and said hey you know obviously not too many people doing that stage said hey. Join to join to join us so i saw that again. That's what started the decade of doing windows see transitioning cpas plus windows. St kfc com hiram. It's funny because obviously was been toying with a proposed for desktop right now sort of i don't know what you call it control back. Go throwbacks ecstasy. That's what's what's old is new again. So when when did you. When did you actually start with With developing kotlin than so. I'm trying to was the announcement. Okay oh in about five years ago now. Is it a country member. anyway there was a natural icon. I you know to be honest. I hadn't i know a lot of people being aware columnist stage. And we're very excited about it. I i was a little bit in the dark. It wasn't something new to me. I haven't even wear and to another coin spos- as in most companies. We probably weren't in a position to start using cotton straight away. You know And i have had. And i have an obligation to restore cocoa puffs. It's actually it's an aug project hasn't up hope people's find somewhat useful. That actually does but for me. Personally i use it i e kind of overloaded somewhat in terms of as a pop from try technology so when the under doctors coronas came up first of all Used to try goes out. And then went. Kalkin emerged start reggie microsoft katainen and similarly montecot from down the road and And then you know as is frequently. The case trying that out. There then became a platform. Say okay now in the workplace okay. This looks interesting. Let's start to use his here and then shortly after that. Then maybe down. The road asked announced. Maybe we start to use it working and we start to use a gradually in africa project and we ended up doing a for various reasons. We did a company rewrite of our project and we started from the ground up dan with cartoon or katelyn underdog extra bonus cortines and so forth. So so is this your first multiplatform project or not so does sage. i wasn't using work. Under gorbachev sort of had supposed to give you know a little bit more brought on their. You know like this. Be working on mobile for eleven years now and i guess over time like many of us you know we would have source accession cross platform. I guess there's always sort of cross pot from monty python but cross platforms kind of sounders. Right once so reproaches. The dab senator in reactnative approaches. And you know over the course of various projects in the previous companies in new product. Monday or somebody coming in that. Have read some headline. This allows you to do everything in one place all your code face. We don't need to have all these separate irish and each time you took sort of had to move. That weren't approved was an us. Disapprove that dickey. We're gonna do competitions. And we had to prove that this wasn't suitable for the type about. We were developing this platform. it's christians. We needed an end user experience. We need But i'm saying that is supposed as a segue to you know I guess what come interesting monte platform. Because when i when cosimo mantra was aware of it i think we're not to those nineteen towards the end of that. It's sort of immediately struck me as okay. This is a pragmatic saint approach finally to the sharing of code across multiple platforms mobile. I've been involved by the way sort of number of initiatives over the years for free. Willion superstars shared code into office. Which is at least somewhat more sane approach but. I don't know if you guys have worked with john. I had to work jay. You know unfortunately goldstone feel like. That's one of those topics that if you can you usually avoid it. I guess yeah if you can avoid using it as well as we various we had to use it in their practical use. And it's one thing using stateless knight ridder touch it can function as in which you maybe media engine i. I just wanted to say on the topic of jane. I think this is. This is going to become a bit more interesting again now. Also with With all the topics around compulsive for desktop because of a bunch of lake system integrations. I dunno things like global hot keys or stuff the. jvm just doesn't really expose. so i think some some of the people at the forefront. They're wanting to write libraries. Yeah they might might have to go that route anyway. Yeah you know if if you're using it. I robot michael state library that district district functions wanting using your compete shared logic with the framework with the training involved with life cycle aspects. Dot is a different story completely debugging crush reports of So haven't gone through. That in us was having seen the sort of attempts sort of pulling in pushing us towards cross. Platform frameworks cottam. Okafor's was immediately. You know the caught cartoon. The cartoon obviously was an advantage a positive from my perspective but more generally i think it was a sane approach it was targeting shared logic target. Had kind of a mechanism in place where you could sort of. This is critical. You could incrementally adopted you know you start putting in for some small area. And i think that generally by today's still is that you start doing that in you take some particular business. Logic may be may be remote. Api endpoint access or so forth and then graduated up from there. And you know there's another kind of a discussion point around how you socialize that how you get in particular iowa's developers interested in an accepting of the but it's the topic himself but certainly certainly from that perspective. At least i think it's very important. Start small and and as the key thing about the type forums. It appealed point was that it had that capability that it it was lended itself to that sort of adoption. Yes so so just to kind of to recap your point. You feel that the that the main difference between cartland multi platform and these other cross platform. Toolkits is is what exactly that you can adopt them. Incrementally that you that you stay away from From what part would you say is kind of the most interesting here. This quite a few different aspects. I think cutting across different areas You know on one hand. I think If you've been involved in from at all you're very kevin gallagher and sort of pre advocates in and you know of this for some time and i think he did. He described it as a sort of perspective risk management as well. You know you're trying to you're trying to avoid locking out upsetting kita one key differentiator. A there's a. There's a number of them. I think but won't different areas. If you decide to use react native reuse flutter or use a variety of other coaches that have been there over. The years is a song that amount of of and and you know it's an all or nothing sort of approaching the with with commodity farm and it allows you to manage. You know you. Can you can sort of put in graduate. Start using it. Then the flip side of that is this touches on a couple of areas obviously but folks on sheriff business logic as ios an underdeveloped. I wanna use the best of breed technologies ideas get companies. That can when i on on iowa. Sony's combine that we have to frame of their likewise android. Cauchon coatings influence worth and that. That's the key difference here. You know that focus that you know it. I think touches on another area. I think we've got sort of a certain level of maturity culture monte platform where i think a good sign some regards that we've gone beyond okay. This is proof of concept What's it about renown sort of digging deeper into so architectures and different approaches. You can use. And i think this is is little bit as sort of a simplistic way sometimes mentioned quotas just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do something so i think we've be careful. You know it is. Its main sort of setting point is is as focused on shared logic. I see a lot of discussions pushing further up the stack. You know the view model and potentially you you hear in the context composed nowadays. of course. why can't we to compose. and. I think there's a danger to honest. Econ generally too much of a dangerous on too far up and then it just becomes another spot framework. I think our approach in general
Former Soviet leader Gorbachev turns 90
"Is celebrating his 90th birthday today with a zoom party in quarantine. This is
"gorbachev" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"To about four minutes of the most important part of maybe Reagan's greatest speech now. Now the Soviets themselves may in a limited way, be coming to understand the importance of freedom. We hear much from Moscow about a new policy of reform and openness. Some political prisoners have been released. Certain foreign news broadcasts are no longer being jammed. Some economic enterprises have been permitted to operate with greater freedom from state control. Are these the beginnings of profound changes in the Soviet state? Or are they token gestures intended to raise false hopes in the West or to strengthen the Soviet system without changing it? We welcome change and openness for we believe that freedom and security go together. At the advance of Human Liberty. The advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign that the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable. That would advance Dragovic dramatically. The cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev if you seek peace If you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. If you seek liberalization. Come here to this gate. Mr Gorbachev, open this gate. I used to rub itself. Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall. I understand the fear of war and the pain of division that afflict this continent. And I pledge to you my country's efforts to help overcome these burdens. To be sure, we in the West must pre resist Soviet expansion, so we must maintain.
Vlad tidings: demonstrations across Russia
"On saturday tens of thousands of russians took to the streets in more than a hundred towns and cities across the country. In support of jailed kremlin critic. Alexey navalny protesters chanted. Putin is a thief as well as freedom to navalny chilling videos emerged police beating and kicking demonstrators. The response was not one about an out brutality. More than three thousand arrests were made at. Even mr navalny's wife was briefly. Detained the demonstrations were sparked mr navalny's arrest on spurious charges. Just as soon as he returned from germany last week but protesters were also fired up by to our video narrated by mr navalny and released a day later. Throw it saw my viceroy was thirty. Wrestling depicts a lavish palace. On the black sea. Allegedly built for president vladimir putin and funded with dodgy. Money allegations the kremlin dismissed as just rumor mr putin remains in a tough spot with disquiet spreading and his loudest critic making just as much trouble while in jail as he did out of it. This was not my first protest in moscow in quite a few the past few years are cody. Trotsky is russia editor in moscow. I would say that. Fear was one of caution pretty much on both sides the fact that people have braved the streets brave. The police cordons came out. Despite enormous intimidation campaign was waged. By the kremlin in the preceding days is in itself extraordinary russia's much more repressive state today than it was even a few years ago. The people who were out in the street was certainly not radicals as abba in moscow protests. That was scary. Moments police charging but on the whole the police behavior some restraint and its actions were nowhere on the level of violence and brutality which we saw a few months ago in neighboring belarus. There was no special measures with no tear. Gas rubber bullets so it was definitely tense. But i didn't see many of the accesses and when we spoke to protesters what were they saying. Why were they out. The protesters came from the social strata and had different possibly political beliefs. What brought them out onto the street. Were few things. There was a sense of injustice over the arrest of alexei novel name who was arrested at possible control on the rival at airport and is now facing three and a half years in jail for breaking parole rules on a previous suspended sentence and the reason he broke his parole rules. That didn't comfortable to the police was just happened to be recovering from novichok nerve agent poisoning in germany. So people obvious that as an injustice the other big catalyst for the protest was the release of alexander violence extraordinary two hour long documentary film about allegedly putin secret palace in the black sea coast which was bill deem volumes cronies at a cost of one point three billion dollars. It's your absolutely archetypal. James bond villains had with all the trimmings and the golden toilet brushes that made a big impact. It clocked over eighty million views on youtube. An underlying over that was just general sense of tidiness of putin's regime tiredness of course lack of economic growth it was a very broad protests. And that's what made say interesting. You know lots of people came out for the first time. And so do you think that. That broad dissent a across demographics. On a lot of first-time protesters will will make any difference to to. What the kremlin actually does. It's not going to make any difference. In the short term the kremlin has already said. It's not going to pay attention. Admittedly fiscal putin spokesman said well. We think it was a very small protests. Many more people vote for vladimir putin. That was ironic. Given that alexander was barred from the election in which people voted for vladimir putin the reason the numbers were kept down walls because of enormous intimidation campaigns parents schoolchildren were told to keep their kids at home. Students were threatened with expulsion employs. The employees they'd risk dismissal if they would join the protest et cetera et cetera. The kremlin is not going to release alexei navalny overnight but only himself and he's associates of said. This is not an immediate process. This is a long haul to re coined the famous phrase by me. He'll gorbachev in the late eighties. The process started so. Do you think that the detention of of mr navalny and the release of this video and all of those us have really changed things. Is this a turning point. They do and this change effects vladimir putin's legitimacy which is already being Waning and we. We've seen that in in the raising figures. But this film and alexander. Violence return to russia is a massive blow to putin's legitimacy and to the attitudes and perceptions of putin in the broad russian public as one commentator set to me you know two years ago people had to explain why they oppose putin today they have to justify why they support him. And how has the international community responded to to this protest mood and these protests i think so far west leaders have been watching very carefully. What's happening in russia. has been rhetorical outrage. At least both from angela merkel Sees this as a slap in her face because nobody was in germany under her protection also been marketed. Different reaction from washington. I think we will see a very different response. From biden's administration compared to trump's acquiescence to putin's action has been called for tax sanctions including from poland. A you member states the foreign ministers to discuss next steps. But i think there is also worry amongst western countries and particularly among russian neighbors and countries like the baltic states and poland that events in russia will have repercussions outside russian borders and this north unfounded fears because in two thousand fourteen two years after big protests swept russia features berg and other big cities the kremlin annexed crimea and stuff the war in ukraine in order to change the narrative and dominate political agenda so lot of russia neighbors worried that repression at home and protests against the kremlin will lead to aggression. Abreu arkady. thank you very much for joining us. Thank you jason
75 years after Hiroshima, they're still feeling its impact.
"This bomb has this frank for twenty thousand tons of TNT. Harnessing, the basic power of the universe. What I fifteen I am on August six, nine, hundred, forty, five, the US Air Force dropped the little boy uranium fission bomb on central hero. Shema. Making it the first city ever to be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. On August nine Nagy became the second when the bomb exploded around thirty percent of Hiroshima's population that were killed instantly many more died in the months and years to come. Now, the bombs brought to an end to world war two but the wool was horrified at the human cost. Russia has since become a byword for nuclear holocaust forever linked to the words never again. Now, this week marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki joining me to reflect on the legacy of those events. Tashi. Tauch. She is assistant professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the author of political fallout, nuclear weapons testing, and the making of Global Environmental Crosses. Welcome. Tasha. Thanks for having me and Michael Gordon Professor of history at Princeton University and Co. it is a of a new book called the age of Russia. Welcome. Welcome. It's very good to be here. Now, Michael the fear of the nuclear age is the period after World War Two when the US dropped the bomb. The fee was that the nuclear weapons would become a common part of conventional warfare but in the seventy five years since he Russia and Nagasaki, there's not been a single bomb dropped in a conflict. Question is this because deterrence works or have we just been lucky I would say we've mostly been lucky It's quite rare that there are conflicts between nuclear-armed nations. The major example is the nineteen sixty, nine border conflict between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. So there haven't been many occasions for things to escalate, and there's a strong incentive in those cases to de-escalate. There have however been very close near accidents whether missile just that needing on its own or people launching almost launching in fear of an attack and there. Have Been Plenty of conventional wars that could have escalated that way. So by and large, we've been lucky but we've been abetted by the fact that there has been an ambient taboo that has grown over the years against nuclear first use although that is rarely the policy of any nuclear power. Okay. Now from an Australian perspective, Tic- Japan was seen as an aggressor in the war, the war crimes but also as a victim because of the destruction wrought by the nuclear bombs have is the wool remit in Japan now aggressor and victim. Tarshi. Many pass through consider themselves as victims thinking that Japanese were misled by the government inter- Disastrous Wall Conquest. In this view here stands at the as the ultimate symbol of Japanese victim. But today is victim narrative faces two competing accounts. One is to recognize Japan's acts of wartime aggression, including tweeting massacres, forced labor, and sexual violence. If we see hero Shimmer from this perspective, it takes on a whole different meaning not. Not as a national tragedy, but rather as international event. killed not only the Japanese residents but also many colonial subjects and allied. POW's who are present in the city at the time of the Tom Bombing. The other interpretation that has also gained for Japan is to see the wartime conduct Japan as an act of self defense. This This lesion is narrative recaps here. As the ultimate proof of Western aggression. So fitting the predation of Japan's Joel Roles as. Aggressor and victim during the war will gain the upper hand in the future will depend on how sweet society around the world comes together and develops a shared understanding of the complex legacies or Corna reason on the war in the Asia Pacific region and back to the United States markle. There's a popular conception that Washington had to drop the bomb that it was the only way. To win the war, of course, the war in Europe come to an end in May of forty five. This is early August two, forty five is that true I mean what? What President Truman's options? So. This is a great question and it's one with a lot of confusion around it. Functionally. The only way the only government that had any power to end the war was the Japanese government which was in a position to surrender and the question was when would that happen would have happened later or earlier by summer nineteen, forty, five, it was already clear that the war was militarily lost. President Truman and the US government in general had basically fixed options of what they could do to try and encourage the Japanese government to take that move. There's only two that people usually talk about dropping the atomic bomb or invading the home islands of Japan. Both of those were on the table also having the Soviet Union inducing them to enter the wars of belligerent which happened on August eighth increasing the intensity of firebombing tightening the blockade of foodstuffs into the home islands. and modifying the terms of unconditional surrender to allow Japan to keep the emperor. The interesting thing is all six of those happen Truman pursued all sex and the war ended. It's unclear which ones were determinative. But the point is there wasn't like we had one option or nothing else. The US had plenty of options and exercised actually all of them. On the one level target for the bombs was obviously Japan on another level. Real target was the Soviet Union. How did the Kremlin of you? He Russia Mirror Negga? Second Markle. So. Really, the question here is a small set of people within the Kremlin stolen and his closest advisers and you that there was an atomic bomb project going on in the United States for years they've found that out from spies from Britain from spies in the United States, and they had their own uranium enrichment and bomb development program that was going on at I would say a medium scale What happens after the destruction of Hiroshima is I in absented himself for a few days he went into a depression and didn't. React to any of his advisors and then immediately massively escalated the Soviet development of their own atomic bomb. So they were both caught by surprise and not caught by surprise. It's true that the Americans didn't always think about the Soviet Union as a factor in any decision related to how the war was going to end but they also very strongly, we understood that the key issue was trying to get this the Japanese government to surrender faster because the faster they surrendered the less impact. The Soviet entry in the war would have to how the end game would play out in Asia, my guest, Michael Gordon, and Tashi Hitachi, and we're reflecting on the seventy fifth anniversary of Hiroshima. Tashi. One, hundred fifty thousand atomic bomb survivors still living in Japan. In fact, as a guest of Japan's Ministry of Foreign. Affairs this would have been in September twenty, sixteen I met one of one of the survivors now they're all in education and public law has plied an important part in shaping Japan's post-war Pacifism. Now, as generation dies out, is the role of pessimism in Japanese politics is that diminishing especially in the face of Rausing China Toshi? I don't think the passing of the atomic bomb survivors will diminish the strengths of pacifism in any short-term. The correctly memory of human magazine Japan has been fairly robust and the taken deep roots in popular culture. I can think of a good example that is Japanese animated wartime drama film released just four years ago in two thousand, sixteen cold in this corner of the world. This picture accounts of the wartime life in here she was a smash hit in the box office. Be, atomic bomb survivors will also active in passing down lessons from the world's first nuclear war to the next generation. The city's over here streaming nagy training. Many Japanese Ron Tears as storytellers who share the testimonies are waging victims and a second generation survivors are spearheading efforts for peace unjustice. Well, that brings me to today and really in the last that he is the end of the call was thirty years ago the US. And the Soviets on Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty non stop this was President Bush senior and Gorbachev in Russia in the inside at Union. Then just as it was collapsing now, both agree to significantly reduce their nuclear stockpiles and of course, the updated treaty between Moscow and Washington that expose I. Think it's February Knicks Jeez. So that's just a few days after the next president is warning Michael Do you think it will be resigned. I think that's entirely dependent on the results of the election. Joe. Biden has indicated that he would refine the treaty The trump administration has had many opportunities to re-sign the treaty, but they have not taken advantage of those opportunities yet. Russia's indicated that they're very interested in extending
"gorbachev" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Continent, a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created. I know not what course others may take. But for me, give me Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall here, you people, not buildings. Way will make America great again. This is America first with Sebastian. Gorka. Welcome Their friends. Is it Monday? Wow, It doesn't feel like a Monday why? Because we have so very, very much to do. We have an incredible lineup of guests. We have Ed Mullins of the sergeant's police officer.
The Trump-Russia Showdown Over Oil
"Right and then lastly by unleashing up oil fields and fracking in America this president has a weakened Russia more than anyone since Gorbachev left office Russia is a one trick pony all they have is energy they don't nobody buys Russian because Russian laptops all they have is oil and gas in Russia is almost on its knees because of what this president has done to that threat you in that one twenty fourteen second clip have demonstrated that you will sell your soul for a quick Buck because you want to have more book sales hi and America all sorely disappointed in you John Bolton you will disappear from public life the Sooners that interview is dead and your book eventually ends up in the remainders
Trump threatens to quit Open Skies treaty.
"The scientists see the paper as the first in a series over the next couple of months they plan to put out advice on contact tracing serology an antibody tests and data management. Donald Trump said yesterday that Russian violations. Make it untenable for the US to stay in a treaty that permits thirty plus nations to conduct observation flights over each other's territory trump's announcement comes as the US begins new nuclear control. Talks with the Kremlin aimed at replacing an expiring weapons treaty with a modern and potentially three way accord that brings China into the fold senior administration officials say trump's willingness to leave the open skies treaty is evidence of how prominently arms control. Verification and compliance will feature in the new talks the open skies treaty that governs the unarmed overflights was initially set up to promote trust and divert conflict between the US and Russia. The trump administration informed other members of the treaty that the US plans to pull out in six months which is after the presidential election. The White House also says that imagery collected during the flights can be obtained quickly at less cost from US or commercial satellites the US announcement that it plans to leave. The treaty is expected to upset some members of Congress and European allies which benefit from the imagery collected by open skies flights conducted by the US trump last year pulled out of a nineteen eighty-seven nuclear arms treaty with Russia. That treaty signed by then president. Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev band production testing and deployment of
Byte David Hasselhoff
"Hi Welcome to season two of bite. This is Tony Auto and so parenting an apocalypse. It's it's not the same way you know how it works. Any views usually two to four minutes long but sometimes they can be a little longer. Only when you when you live long enough. All kinds of strange things happened very right in saying that. The Greek heroes the original superheroes in part because of the hopeful nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion David Hasselhoff speculated with me on how he would do a Knight Rider movie and the style kit the way he was and then bring it into the you know two thousand and twenty and bring it into now and you know it could be like Kit Meets. Michael and his well Michael. You look a lot older and I say well things have changed since you've been gone and then House fast. Michael and I say all the cars talk now and it's great because they all do you know and then yeah. I turbo booster and have a car whiz by kit. Kit goes what happened. I said. Well Buddy you need to hit refresh. And he goes Michael. What's for fresh you know? He doesn't know he's gotTa be updated into the technology of today and of course we'll do that movie and then make him into the supermarket. We should be and it'll be cool absolutely. It would be a lot of fun to see that I really wouldn't be up for. You also has an audio book up against the wall like listen to his flashback. Autumn Nineteen eighty-nine East Germany changes in the air. Like the winds of fall and on the wind freedom can be sniffed communist. Europe is crumbling and Moscow. Gorbachev is opening the way to the end of the Soviet Union and Prague people are marching changes coming and East Germany. To the feeling is in the air like the. Chris snap of fall freedom in their minds and hearts and on their lips. My hit single looking for freedom. Unbeknownst to me this song chart topper in West. Germany has also become an underground anthem in the east traded on homemade cassettes sung in bars and nightclubs. I'm a star among fans. I have never met and who have never seen or heard me accept him. Blurry photocopies and pirated TV signals. Look for up against the wall. The audio book read by David Hasselhoff himself on audible for bite. This is Tony Talada.
"gorbachev" Discussed on WTOP
"Don't count draftkings help the sports betting company just went public when they're basically no sports and in the middle of a pandemic to boot but analysts say don't bet against it we're excited and ready for sports to come back and I think we rally behind that as a country right signal analyst at Craig Hallum capital says pent up demand for sports and betting plus the new need for social distancing bodes well for draftkings growing online sports betting but it's a try factor it's gonna be explosion when it happens right now when sports comeback and draftkings CEO Jason robins says last month's NFL draft just proves it we had record numbers adding and I know I would pay more attention and I thought that the trustees also since cutbacks in consumer spending could hurt in the short term rival FanDuel could be heard as well analysts signals says of get beyond that and the legal online sports betting market could be worth twenty billion dollars within a decade from the Bloomberg news room I'm Denise Pellegrini on WTOP it's twelve fifty six yesterday number seven nineteen forty one a date which will live in infamy ask what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall Congress veterans history project is home to more than a hundred thousand stories of those who have served our nation it's a treasure filled with the thoughts and emotions of the people who.
"gorbachev" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Place for mom call today call a place for mom at one eight hundred three nine one seventeen fifty five that's one eight hundred three nine one seventeen fifty five I've on June twelfth nineteen eighty seven US president Ronald Reagan stood at Berlin's historic Brandenburg gate just feet from long rows of ugly concrete slabs corrected in nineteen sixty one by east Germans intentionally separating themselves though it was a crowd of west Berliners standing in front of him Reagan famously addressed a portion of his remarks to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev begun to take cautious steps toward liberalization in his own country the Soviets were the economic and military power propping up the east German government come here to this gate Mr Gorbachev open this gate Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall for the next couple years Gorbachev did in fact push nations in the Soviet bloc to allow their citizens greater freedom so Gorbachev set in motion a train of events by encouraging people in Eastern Europe to do their own thing it was called the Sinatra doctrine sarcastically you know I did it my way Georgetown University professor Angela stent but the east German leadership had been put in power by a previous generation of Soviet leases the east German leader Erich Honecker hated Gorbachev they didn't want to try and reform because they understood they really didn't have any legitimacy in if they tried to reform and open up the system what would.
"gorbachev" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Take place in Europe president travel straight to Brussels ready to brief NATO about the end of the Cold War I am optimistic that is the west works patiently together and increasingly cooperates with the Soviet Union we can realize a lasting peace and transform the East West relationship to one of in during cooperation and that is the whole of nineteen eighty nine was the end of the Cold War and the real symbol of the end of the Cold War was the fall of the Berlin Wall so the Malta summit really put the political seal on events the to already taken place I remember that Gorbachev spokesman cannot occur Rustom off he talked about the Frank Sinatra doctrine prior to nineteen eighty nine the Soviets had abide by what was cool depression after option which meant that the gains of socialism could never be reversed but you're awesome off and Gorbachev said that all the east European communist countries should be entitled to go their own way my way that was the sort of humorous title the Frank Sinatra doctrine that the Rustom off gave to the end of the Brezhnev doctrine and the end of the Cold War.
"gorbachev" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Take place in Europe president travel straight to Brussels ready to brief NATO about the end of the Cold War I am optimistic that is the west works patiently together and increasingly cooperates with the Soviet Union we can realize a lasting peace and transform the East West relationship to one of in during cooperation and that is the whole of nineteen eighty nine was the end of the Cold War and the real symbol of the end of the Cold War was the fall of the Berlin Wall so the Malta summit really put the political seal on events littered already taken place I remember that Gorbachev spokesman cannot occur Rossum off he talked about the Frank Sinatra doctrine prior to nineteen eighty nine the Soviets had abide by what was called the Brezhnev doctrine which meant that the gains of socialism could never be reversed but choros them off and Gorbachev said that all the east European communist countries should be entitled to go their own way my way that was the sort of humorous title the Frank Sinatra doctrine that Rossum off gave to the end of the Brezhnev doctrine and the end of the Cold War.
"gorbachev" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall if you would like a piece of another historic chunk of concrete watch dot is giving away for free pieces of rubble from the old Alaskan way viaduct I should get one I move it right next to my kingdom chunk which is randomly on my bookcase and then right next to the mount Saint Helens ash which is randomly in a box somewhere I could then have a display of things that used to remind me of Seattle yeah and while you're at it go out on I five and if you can find any place or doing paving collected that ran the piece of asphalt and maybe if you want to head over to the east side there's some buildings that are being torn down grab those too while you're at it there's nothing about the viaduct rubble that anyone should be nostalgic about maybe be nostalgic a little bit about the view don't be nostalgic about the fact that the goods coming down in the next earthquake or the fact that you need a piece of it cluttering up your house it may may not be a fact it's a one night after a great band called the jelly fish we didn't get enough attention played a very famous and now no longer there bar in Ballard that my best friend talked me into this may I talked with the stealing a stool a beautiful wooden stool from that bar which is valid his because they're gonna tear the place down the next day as I said it may or may not be true that I kept that stool for over fifteen years my mom just came to my brother what a workout count but he's adults the stress is real people a psychology study of a leaky sports gamers found the experience the same levels of extreme stress as professional athletes so to commuters are you stressed right now Todd god said people in commuting than a car traffic's bad animals named as professional athletes it's quarters all its cortisol levels so what you've got to win a chess match you're gonna have cortisol you gonna go out to win a spelling bee you're gonna have cortisol they don't experience anywhere near the physical stress etcetera and guess what they also sing as he sports it's point video games let's just be clear on that it's not sport I'm gonna be are you sad that they make more money than us I kinda am no I don't I I have no no problem let them make money it's a skill it's a big skill thanks a lot of concentration since there's a lot of work for.
"gorbachev" Discussed on KTOK
"A second amendment sanctuary Europe celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of Berlin's wall new study shows a link between a toddler's use of digital devices and low literacy rates also ahead the message of the day Mike Bloomberg for president but first South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham saying any impeachment trial we'll be dead on arrival if Democrats keep the Ukraine whistle blower from testifying claiming congressman Adam Schiff is protecting his identity for political reasons Graham demanding access to the anonymous source adding the public deserves to know the entire story Bernie Sanders already calling out Michael Bloomberg accusing the New York billionaire of quote buying the two thousand twenty election the seventy eight year old senators saying the days of politicians purchasing their positions are over adding billionaires should not exist in the USA with a record of Mr Bloomberg will also be seventy eight very soon a Florida county becoming the first in a state to declare itself a second amendment sanctuary Lake County commissioners approving a new measure making it illegal for the government to seize any firearms from law abiding citizen supporters say the bill is a direct rebuke to the Democrats running for president this county law is largely symbolic as federal law overrides local and state statutes Germany as celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall moment largely recognizes the beginning of the end for communism in Europe leaders of Germany Poland Hungary Slovakia and the Czech Republic all visiting the memorial in Berlin the USA also unveiling a new seven foot statue of Ronald Reagan at the American embassy just feet from where Mister Reagan's said Mr Gorbachev.
"gorbachev" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Then as a special bonus addition of clips of the week because we thought it was bigger than that on this the anniversary this weekend the anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down this is one of the clips of the century we welcome change and openness for we believe that freedom and security go together that the advance of human liberty the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace there is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable hi would advance Drennan because dramatically the cause of freedom and peace general secretary Gorbachev if you seek peace if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe if you seek liberalization come here to this gate Mr Gorbachev open this gate Mr Gorbachev hair down this way the thing to remember to know how incredibly controversial that.
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
"gorbachev" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"With greater freedom from state control are these the beginnings of profound changes in the Soviet state or are they token gestures intended to raise false hopes in the west or to strengthen the Soviet system without changing it we welcome change and openness for we believe that freedom and security go together that the advance of human liberty the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace there is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable that would advance Drennan big of dramatically the cause of freedom and peace general secretary Gorbachev if you seek peace if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe if you seek liberalization come here to this gate Mr Gorbachev open this gate Mr Gorbachev hair.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
"Reagan today a tribute to the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall it's on a site overlooking the location where president Reagan delivered his legendary speech imploring Mister Gorbachev tear down this wall well that was quite a memory anyway we have our Westwood One news correspondent jazz Henry standing by live in Berlin this morning so jazz good morning to you are actually good afternoon to you or early it's about it's about mid day right now and that was nineteen eighty seven the president Reagan made that speech at the Brandenburg gate two years later not necessarily a direct cause and effect a correlation but two years later the walking down we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of that to your tomorrow so it would that was a big big celebration the whole world celebrated with the with the German people when that happened but you know then they came to review the reality of reuniting east and West Germany and integrating them into the society of Europe so she was very celebratory van what's it like now sh well people are still happy particularly those who were alive at the time they can contrast what East Germany was like at the time and what it's like now but there a lot of people been born since then and some of them living in the eastern parts of Germany I feel that still yet today the economy is not as vibrant in that part of the country job opportunities perhaps educational opportunities don't match what's that exists in the west some people in the government here are admitting that there were some mistakes made when that they actually unified the east was just sort of brought into the western constitution there's some other things that might have been done differently but say it's hard to completely second gas because compared to many countries around the world be Germany has in you know what might seem a long time were short time depending on your view thirty years brought about quite to impress the reunification so are we listen to your montage that you made for us just a couple of minutes ago and at the end the woman was saying that the people in the east still don't feel I guess equal economically you know to the west is did you find that I've talked to some of people living in the eastern part of the country who formerly lived under the the old government and of course they say you know life is better now that we can travel you know we're not so contained and there's not be a network but foreman's that's one has to worry about the Stasi security service keeping an eye on everyone but they said that in the old west and East Germany there was sort of a collective mindset and neighborhood mindset that it was sort of grew from the better aspects of the communist ideal of people helping each other they say when they became in essence taken over by the west that said you know the capitalist system of every person out for themselves doggy dog what was hard to get used to and a lot of people particularly were sort of mid career at that time had a hard time making the jump of the sort that angle Americal has made a force you she's been chancellor here for fourteen years originally an east German but she's really more the exception than the rule in how well easterners have done but there are signs that slowly the economy salaries and such in the east are improving to up Terry T. with the west but that's still not the case chancellor Merkel of course open wide the the doors of Germany to refugees and a lot of them ended up in Berlin and we have young people the young workers coming from all across Europe in into Berlin so what are the company's able to hire them well they they into at both related and many of them into the eastern part of Germany someone in the in the western parts but she needs to Germany because of the period under communism they didn't become as multicultural as West Germany did West Germany brought in the guest workers from Turkey for instance in the nineteen seventies and so in the east there are people who are feeling you know I should be paid more for the work that I do there should be better opportunities and look there these people who don't look like me being brought into our city to be settled yeah they're probably going to compete for the same jobs and that's led to some dissatisfaction three mentioned the the unveiling or the showing of the statue of Ronald Reagan today what other kinds of celebrations are being planned well there's a big party is scheduled for tomorrow evening at the Brandenburg gate course the Brandenburg gate is where president Kennedy spoke in nineteen sixty three or call each bin ein Berliner speech president Reagan as we mentioned in nineteen eighty seven it's been the center of the city sense the eighteen hundreds of sort of ceremonial center so there will be a big concert there now there's some possibility it might be raining so that I could have it have an impact but as you can imagine that since this is Germany there'll be classical music and this is the evening wears on there will be a lot of like trying to dance music but if everyone were looking to see what sort of crowd might come out for that tree even putting the weather aside but I'm guessing it's probably a larger major going to be an older crowd people who remember the it's just the amazement of what happened November ninth nineteen eighty nine so we still have a lot of American troops in Germany and course all around Europe but in in Germany so are they are they showing up for either out in the streets for this I'm not seen any so far interestingly I was at a government events government sponsored event last night and the culture minister of Germany made up points to talk about how appreciative Germany in particular Germans of of her age work for the American support immediately after the wall fell and it came as a surprise to many people what happened afterward it might have been something short of reunification she said she was saying that they could be some sort of confederation or alliance but she said that president George H. W. bush was
Book alleges Trump called for shooting immigrants at border
"I was fascinated with this story story of president trump apparently at a meeting now this is according to the hill and the New York Times New New York Times reported this and the hill included it in in on their website as well but president trump suggested having being illegal immigrants shot in their legs during the March meeting with the White House advisers in the Oval Office. Supposedly the The Times report is based on interviews with more than a dozen White House administration officials involved in that week of meetings and apparently this stuff is going to be in some new book called from Michael Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis border wars inside trump's assault on immigration. It comes out on the eighth so next week. It doesn't sound Bassett. All know doesn't doesn't border wars inside trump's assault bolt on immigration assault. Yeah maybe on immigration not illegal immigration mind you so the AIDS told the The Times that trump's suggested to advisers during the Oval Office meeting we should do is we. We should shoot him in the leg to slow amount. Don't I know it's true but it sounds like him doesn't not I I could hear him say like just shoot him. In the leg is what I mean. Yeah just shoot him in the leg would not slow him down. Why can't we we do that. Officials who spoke to the Times also recalled know what's next that often suggested suggested we fortify the border wall with essentially a moat. Oh stocked with snakes and alligators uh-huh. I mean we just we dig. A water filled trench. We'll put some alligators snakes it then if they cross they get eating and and if this is shocking to you to hear me overton window here. It's not like he said. Let's put out there at the border right here and say right land mines or anything like that. He's just saying it's it's very medieval. I mean I don't know if this note. We don't know if this I really would. He said a lot of people are saying he did and it does kind of sound like I'm sure and a moat might be pretty I might a what a front it's been suggested jokingly oh kingly by many sure probably including us but he also apparently wanted the wall electrified with spikes spikes on top pierce human flesh. Maybe oh my bad you. We read the story would advisers told trump. Some of his suggestions were illegal. He got pissed. You're making me look like an idiot. I ran on this. It's my the issue well so there you go some some interesting ideas on how to get a hold of get some control at the border shoot him in the leg. Okay create a moat and fill it with alligators K. or just a liquid electrify the wall and put spikes that compares human flesh at the top of them. That'd be harder party to get over the top. Okay you know it's past ask Democratic Congress. He says that the make sure the fence. This electrified fence is powered by green energy right and then. Maybe they'll be on board. Lord and everybody's happy sounds like a fun read though yeah does it does fun. I don't know I'm not totally on board with it right but again. It's a concept yes. It's a it's a starting place. We haven't Seen No. We're not going to get the mode with the alligators electrified fence and the spikes go through human flesh. Here's an idea though let's do something that's the table. Let's at least put the wall up. Maybe that's what he was doing. These meetings is overton window in them and say okay. We won't all right. We won't shoot him in the threaten this plan lend maybe maybe actually just get a wall fund the wall and we won't have to shoot him in the leg now. You don't fund the wall where to shoot them in the late. Yeah that's right. That's you got three. We days come up with a different plan or we're going forward with the shoot. 'em. At least at least make him think that right. I'm in favor of him doing that. Reagan did the Gorbachev Right. Yep Do that to the wall. We got this star wars system and we can shoot down all all of your missiles so you might as well not even fire a mattis you might as well not even deploy him anymore.
"gorbachev" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"You buy one Gorbachev and in looking back you touched on it briefly he was the son of peasants can you describe in winning the high school Stalin award and he ends up as you called the grave digger of the Soviet Union talk a little bit about those motivating factors in particular does growing up on a collectivized off farm did did that show him why the incentives don't work if the fall if the stop is in privately owned and that kind of thing that drives some of his behavior. yes at one point when he left his village and moved to Moscow university he had a dear friend of whom have his will not tell you about the minutes were watching a movie about collective farmers it was this is an oxymoron a Stalinist musical comedy that show the joyful farmers bringing in the harvest and the joyful milkmaids buying magnificent of fabrics to make beautiful dresses and Gorbachev leans over and whispers to his friend it's all not it's a lie improved force that makes them work and there's nothing to buy in the stores so he knew very well what the collective farms were life and he knew that in the long run they needed an alternative to they needed monetary incentives rather than sheer terror to make people work. how is it that day he comes across as such a moral St aero any key goes up to the party which is full of apparatchiks drawings you know lazy folks but just you know trying to guys trying to get by I think in the end he was too decent for his own country it take I guess any politician has to cut corners at various times and Gorbachev did cut corners in his time but to be a man who shrank back at the thought of shedding blood who tried as hard as he could never to use force and and to try to run a country like the Soviet Union with this kind of mentality was probably doomed I mean this is a country that has shed oceans of blood in the course of its other of its existence so he was too good he was to decent. it reminded me of Jimmy Carter in that way by the way the two decent to. the well I think I don't think he was approved or or the Jimmy Carter was but he was a good man and and I spent a lot of time in the in the Russian provinces both when I was writing researching my book on a cruise ship and then the gun on Gorbachev and I've met some of the kind of people with Gorbachev worked with as he climbed the the greasy communist poll and they are pretty hard to believe I remember one time when I was working on crucial I was in the the end of the city of done yet which is now famous for being a battlefield between Russia and Ukraine and at nine o'clock in the morning I was sitting there with some Russian bureaucrats or Ukrainian bureaucrats and they were drinking vodka as if you know out of a water hose. and before my very eyes they started chasing waitresses around the restaurant and into the kitchen I was utterly appalled but this is this is the way most of the more they were a morally were corrupt and Gorbachev was not he was honest and incorruptible amazing what so how is it to the ends up he gets very close said Brezhnev trust him confides in him he gets close to and drop off C. ex KGB guy and Chernenko these are the three guys that ran the youth stagnating part of the your when they were dying off left and right of the how to stick close all of them and and and basically gets pulled up. well a fascinating irony is that his very virtues Gorbachev's very virtues of made him attractive to them they were old they were cynical but they had once been idealists and they knew that their country was in trouble and they suddenly saw this young communist of rising star who reminded them of what their idealism had originally been about I think they were pleasantly surprised perhaps even amazed and decided that someone like him all to be promoted and eventually made the leader of their country. fascinating did he fundamentally get caught between the between between the reformers and the hard liners sort of in that middle area. absolutely he got caught between communist hardliners on the one side and on the other side with radical Democrats that is Democrats who wanted to move of his reforms faster than he did Yeltsin eventually became their leader on the other side of the hardliners eventually conspired against him and tried to and put him under house arrest in August nineteen ninety one and Gorbachev true to his character tried to reconcile them but what he but in the in effect what he was trying to do was reconciled the irreconcilable and they wouldn't they wouldn't follow him in he would he believes in consensus they were determined to fight he believes in compromise they thought that was a dirty word in a sign of weakness. interesting shouldn't have tried harder shouldn't Yeltsin in him a been allies I think he and Yeltsin would have been a mighty chambers they had only been able to cooperate because they both shared certain ideals they both wanted reforms they both wanted to democratize Russia but and and they had different styles which would have complemented each other Gorbachev was a was calculated and and call ME Olson was a sort of populist explosive impulsive Yeltsin would've appeals to the masses who thought Gorbachev was weak and indecisive Gorbachev appeals intellectuals who thought Nielsen war was like a loose cannon but they couldn't bring it off they couldn't cooperate and worse than that they hated each other and undermine each other and one of the sad things about Gorbachev story is if you look very closely at their relationship you see that Gorbachev in effect contributes to creating Yeltsin as his grave digger by humiliating him which Yeltsin then returns in spades interesting and and and get in Gorbachev initially he focuses on law and order and anti alcohol before me consumer benefits and improving the standard of living that was a mistake to one. it certainly was a I mean at the time it seems sensible because Russia has been plagued throughout its existence with alcoholism and let's just the statistics showed all kinds of horrible results of of the alcoholism and more than that both Gorbachev and his wife had brothers who drank themselves and effect to death so it was quite natural that they started in this way but it was it went too far as things always go too far in Russia the people down below the lackeys below the boss carried it out to extremes in the Soviet Union the sale of political provide a large portion of the state budget so suddenly the budget was in trouble as a result of the anti alcohol campaign in a sense the alcohol and the alcohol campaign was the legacy of the old way of doing things and so Gorbachev started out not with economic reforms not with democratizing the country he started out with the old fashioned notion of prohibition. we got about a minute to go described the clue I mean you talk about phone lines being caught in ready so having a stroll tells about the coup. well Gorbachev in race of were at their villa on the edge of the Black Sea at the bottom of Crimea he was taking a vacation with a few days before he was to sign the union new union treaty which would create a new non Soviet Union. that was a mistake because one afternoon the phones went dead and suddenly a delegation from Moscow arrives and confronted him with a choice either join us in reversing your reforms or stay here under what amounted to house arrest and he chose to defy them.
"gorbachev" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"And dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. I know not what caught other spectate, but that for me. Pay me. For world when little note along remember what we say here. But it can never forget what they did here. Doc. What your country can do for you? What you can do your mister Gorbachev tear down this wall. And the. Would be. We will make America. Great again. This is America first with some fashion, Gorka. They everyone. You did not they right. Dividend. Did what it is. Day who founded it let me tell you about the filing of Earth Day. His name was IRA Einhorn. And you know, what ended up happening to I hone. Environmental.
"gorbachev" Discussed on WJR 760
"Forehead in it turns you into Gorbachev. Bits on your radio program. I've always referred to that shirt, and my gore Basim shirt that's fair. What a story. I I'm no doubt that that's true. I still have the shirt thirty years. Have you watched it? No, I don't wanna take the blood out. Holy shit. Look like, Gordon Gorbachev man what the day comes. If you ever put that on EBay. You know, how much you're gonna get for it. It's priceless. Exactly, right. It is. Well, mike. That's awesome. How how old is your daughter? Now, she's going on twenty seven twenty seven what kind of tricks if you pull to get her into school? Yeah. Exactly, I send her with a Rush Limbaugh book three. All right. Thanks much for the call. I appreciate it. Have you seen one of the daughters of Laurie loved the one of the daughters? Lori Laughlin who? Was benefited by her parents act is livid at her parents. She is because she's heavily school. She. Well, apparently, apparently, she didn't know that are here. But here's the reason why this this young woman their daughter on her own. Through our own hard work, and whatever had become what are known as YouTube influencers. Meaning she had enough of a loyal audience on YouTube that if she recommended a product she was paid thirty thousand dollars to recommend the product. And thirty thousand here at thirty thousand there. They didn't overdo it. But she was was doing quite well on her own while being a student at the same time and all of that. I think has been blown up by this now. I think her influence deals have been withdrawn. Because of course, she was the beneficiary of the. What's the word not cheating? I guess it was. Yeah. And but she's livid, and there's even people speculating, we'll she sue her parents for lost income and so forth, but about that. But story as she was really mad really mad at a pairs which. Could understand next up is Jack Columbia, South Carolina. How are you doing Jack? Hello there. Rush hour you doing today, sir. Fine and dandy. Thank you. I have. I have a question. I've been waiting to ask you for probably ten years now. And I'm finally getting through t on open line Friday. Okay. What is your.
"gorbachev" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Steve what's the poll question? What are the results thus far? What would be a better idea raising the voting age or lowering the voting age? Sorry, Madam speaker. But I say raising the voting age would be a better idea. Ninety seven percent say they should raise the voting age, by the way, I think you meant Gorbachev not present before the texters inundate us, excuse me. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Brezhnev Gorby. Eight four four or five hundred forty two forty two look at all these callers, we've got an are Spanish, our we've got Pedro high may Jose, all you Pedro your first with Howie Carr. Go ahead. Pedro in the Spanish hour of the Howie Carr show. Go ahead. How? How he would scarier. What's scarier the thought of beta or Spartacus sitting in front of hitting in front of Kim or leasing paying trying to work out a deal. They're all pretty scary. I mean, even Joe Biden who who seems almost normal in this Star Wars bar cast of characters on the democrat side. You know, I mean, but he's he's he's about three three beers shy of a six pack himself, isn't he? Yeah. I think that's giving him more credit than he deserves. Yeah. There. It's just man the whole the whole lot. Oh, speaking of which I want to play the speaking of the democratic nominees. I this is an amazing cut from Elizabeth Warren today, she she was asked again about the cheating scandal in higher education and she actually uses the word cheating. I mean, you talk about somebody who has absolutely no self-awareness play that cut Steve cut thirty three chess.