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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

05:48 min | 2 months ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"In Fulton county It's 5 50 From NPR news this is all things considered I'm Sasha Pfeiffer And I'm Ari Shapiro For the first time in more than two years The Crown prince of Saudi Arabia Hamad bin Salman sat down with a non Saudi journalist That journalist is Graham wood of the Atlantic who spoke with The Crown prince along with Jeffrey Goldberg and in his recently published profile of the prince would describe a charming warm informal and intelligent leader who has also created a climate of fear unprecedented in Saudi history Graham would welcome to all things considered Thank you What did you learn from these sessions with The Crown prince that had not previously been reported by others Well for two years he hasn't been talking to anyone He hasn't really been seen in public And that is almost certainly because of not just COVID but the fact that he's an international pariah for the murder of The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi And so among other things other things we were able to ask him directly about Khashoggi and find out whether his attitude toward that has changed I mean he has declined to take responsibility He continues to decline to take responsibility Even still today the way that he talks about it is with what I think it could charitably just be called extreme tone deafness and lack of sensitivity to the murder of one of his citizens He said that of course I didn't kill him He's not even in the top 1000 people I would have killed You comment that he came to the interview with the hit list of a thousand names Well he didn't give me the list But he said Khashoggi would not be in the top 1000 of them And if I were to kill somebody believe me it would be professional And he also was extremely self pitying He said that his rights had been violated because everybody had accused him of ordering this without proof And this has really hurt my feelings Did you have any hesitation about giving a platform to those ideas that seem so disconnected from reality No it's extremely important that we find out exactly what this man who is possibly going to be the absolute monarch of Saudi Arabia for 50 years thinks about this Giving him a platform just like talking to any important person means finding out what that is going on in that person's head And we now know when he thinks about Khashoggi he thinks this is a terrible thing that happened to me We didn't know that before And on another issue what did he say about this systemic repression of dissenters and activists in the kingdom I mean how did he justify what you describe as this culture of extreme fear of retribution that he's created So first of all he denied it He said that the culture of repression dissent climate of fear that I've been told by many Saudi is not just exiles but people within the kingdom exists and exists in a form that never existed in Saudi Arabia before He first said that's simply not the case People are free to dissent their freedom to dissent if they're professional and objective in their descent And then I brought up several people whom he imprisoned whose descent seemed to be extremely mild certainly nothing that suggested that they were trying to overthrow the kingdom and who were in prison anyway And he said look sometimes you got to do these things and basically completely unapologetic about how he had handled himself And didn't suggest at all that he was going to change his ways going forward This is a guy who doesn't get a lot of face to face pushback How did he respond to you Effectively calling him a murderer Well that's the aspect of him that I would say is actually pretty charming And we should understand that sociopaths actually probably more charming than other people is he could take it We pushed him pretty hard on these things And said to his face that look everybody thinks you're a murderer The CIA says that you're the one who ordered this hit And at no point in the interview did he get irate at no point Did he suggest that we were going to be thrown out or worse And look in some ways this is a person who is well integrated into global culture and in the world And he's someone who I think unlike many of the royals who have come before him in positions of power in Saudi Arabia would be very easy for a lot of Americans to talk to And I think that's an important aspect of his personality to convey So how do you reconcile these behaviors that you say could be construed as sociopathic with the liberalization of the country opening cinemas allowing women to dress more freely and so on Well that is the majority of the article that I've written for the current cover story of the Atlantic is going around Saudi Arabia and seeing these changes because the changes are real The Saudi Arabia that certainly I grew up hearing about which was a very religiously oppressive place It's disappearing in favor of a place that's much more integrated with global culture where there are social freedoms and economic freedoms and it's just changing a lot And in most ways that I think Americans can be pleased with If 20 years ago you were telling me that these reforms were happening in Saudi Arabia I would have said it can't happen that quickly The Saudis have told us it can't happen that quickly And it's happening under MBS But MBS is also very clear that the tradeoff is we have to put up with whatever else he does And that might mean killing of journalists it might mean the imprisonment of dissenters We have to accept that if we want all the other goodies that he's promising us Graham Woods cover story for the latest issue of the Atlantic is a profile of a Saudi crown prince with a headline absolute power Thank you for talking with us about it Thanks Ari A.

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Why Has the US Sanctioned Russian Officials but Not the Saudis?

All In with Chris Hayes

02:52 min | 1 year ago

Why Has the US Sanctioned Russian Officials but Not the Saudis?

"The. Us treasury department sanctioning russian officials in response to the poisoning the attempted assassination of a russian political leader and dissident alexi navalny ni With novacek. Do you think this is a good idea. I do i do i. It was just unacceptable for the united states to be silent in the wake of russia's most important opposition leader being intentionally poisoned now in prison by putin's government. I mean if we don't lead the global fight to protect democracy and stand up for pro democratic movements in places like russia no one will and what we see is that the forces of despotism are on the march democrat democracies that we took for granted just ten years ago are now slowly sliding away from self determination even in and on the edges of europe and so by standing up to one of the world's most brutal bullies vladimir putin We are also. I think sending a signal to nascent democracy movements and fragile democracies that america is back on the democracy promotion stage so speaking of that. There's a there. Of course. Also the release of the previously classified report about the intelligence communities findings about bin hamad bin salman that he had greenlighted at the very least the operation to capture or kill but those are the words. They're a jamal khashoggi. Newspaper columnist the washington post. The biden administration not doing anything personally. Mohammed bin salman not revoking visa. Travel rights were personal sanctions. Saying the emas recalibration not a rupture. We've been very clear with a saudi. This is an historic partnership. It's lasted for seventy five years. What do you think of that. I mean i think you can sort of connect these two conversations. There's no question that vladimir putin ordered the poisoning of alexei navalny but we didn't announce sanctions on putin today largely because We tend to not levy sanctions on the leaders of countries And i think that is probably part of the rationale for why m b. s. was spared sanctions but i would make this argument on saudi arabia. I frankly think that Nbs weapons matter much more to him than his visa. And so what i would argue is that we should recalibrate. Our security partnership with the saudis. I if they're going to be in the business of chopping up dissidents or targeting them all around the world and we shouldn't be selling them weapons and so. I think the administration is right now. Having debate about what our security partnership looks like and if we make changes to that well. It looked like a personal sanction on. Mvs you'll have a big impact on him and his priorities. Senator chris murphy. Thanks for making time tonight.

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Biden Will Need to Rebuild International Leaders' Trust After Trump's Wrecking Ball Approach to Foreign Policy

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:57 min | 1 year ago

Biden Will Need to Rebuild International Leaders' Trust After Trump's Wrecking Ball Approach to Foreign Policy

"I think one can't overstate what has happened. In the last couple of weeks with respect to joe biden engaging on the world stage but in particular ways it's not. It's not pink cloud to pink cloud with everybody in fact. He had a tough conversation with israel's prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu and the lack of conversation with the saudi crown prince mohammad bin salman sort of sending a message to both of them to that america will have a clearer role even in the middle east. Do you think about it. You're you're trumps favorite leaders. In hamad bin. Salman was perhaps at the top of that list. The first trip down trump took as president overseas. He broke precedent. Instead of going to one of our neighbors he went to saudi arabia. And of course the leader that donald trump would never criticize was vladimir putin asking what you see is joe biden very deliberately picking venues this munich security conference where he gave that speech today. Virtually that's the venue in the heart of europe. Signalling you are friends. You are allies. Not these other guys. the agenda is different. He's talking about democracy sending up for russia. Climate change diplomacy to get back into the iran nuclear agreement so both the tone the settings and the substance is entirely different than what we've seen the last four years so ben what. This is the moment to determine whether some of those alliances have been damaged obviously g. seven is a is a key alliance. Nato is one that was undermined by by donald trump. Is everybody happy to take america back again. Are they okay to say. Let's just forget about the last four years where it's back to business. Well yes no on the one hand it just shows you how extreme the trump policy is or was that joe biden's had to go out of his way to reaffirm we are a member of nato. We honor our commitments to nato. Were back in the paris agreement. From which the us lead in negotiating. We're prepared to have diplomacy to go back into the iran agreement that we took the lead in negotiating a so. This is a sea change. I think the rest of the world particularly allies have thought on the one hand. We very much want america back back at the table back. Defending a set of values back working to solve problems like climate change or dealing with pandemics where trump had been totally absent on the other hand. They just lived the glass for years. And they're looking over don't biden shoulder and thinking who are those crazy people behind you who stormed the capital january six. Can we trust that. The americans won't do that again in four years. Can we trust though. Keep their word. If we want to negotiate a complex agreement like the paris agreement was or the iran nuclear deal. Can we trust. The americans won't just tear it up so his cask is is much harder than just making a speech in setting the right tone. He's going to have to build back. Bill ity month-by-month year-by-year initiative by initiative. Because of the wrecking ball coach. Down trump took to our alliances in our room the world.

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

08:55 min | 1 year ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on PRI's The World

"We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not. Can we turn this around. Have no other option. The only option we have succeeded. What we do now and in the next few years will profoundly affect the next few years. So how much can. China's new carbon market help fight climate change. The world's a customer took a dive into that and has this report. A carbon market generally means that every molecule of carbon that leaves the smokestack has a tiny price tag on it they have a pretty singular goal says carbon market expert yen chin call. The market is a the market based mechanism aiming to reduce emissions reduce carbon emissions in most countries of carbon markets. The government sets a cap on carbon emissions. I e the power industry or manufacturing and then companies can buy or trade credits but altogether. They have to stay under an emissions limit. China's market is different. There's no cap. The focus is on the efficiency of power plants. The priority is that to improve the overall efficiency of the coal fleet to make the overall initial factor to decline as of this month. China's carbon market covers some two thousand power plants in china mostly coal inefficient coal fire power plants now have to buy credits if officiant plants have credits to sell. It's a baby. Step not likely to be closing down coal plants in the near future. China's seems to be starting very softly with with not very strict to targets. China is still building in planning new coal fired power plants whether the carbon market can interrupt that trajectory will depend on whether that first baby step turns into something more haiphong legion arlene sunny shed dot offering to president xi jinping announced in september that the country will reach peak emissions by twenty thirty and net zero emissions by twenty sixty to get their coal historic engine of china's economic growth needs to be phased out as the rules are now the new carbon market won't shrink the coal industry but if the rules change it could says you von lou china energy expert with bloomberg. I believe china will gradually tighten up the the rose like the price of carbon or limiting the total amount of emissions rather than just focusing on efficiency will definitely keep on watching how fast and how tight china can change the rules so now. The chinese government has a toll and any day they wanna make it more effective and efficient. It can be done overnight. Other carbon markets like the one in european union also rolled out slowly and we're eventually made restrictive enough to reduce emissions that something leash war with greenpeace. China hopes will happen in his country. Diversifies dion the twos data garment. Come us he said. There are indications that china wants to make big moves to clean up its power sector just this week. The government announced its considering boosting renewables to cover forty percent of the country's electricity by twenty thirty in the real life is eight needs to accelerate Moving away from coal. There's increasing international pressure to do that. Here's the un secretary general antonio gutierrez speaking to chinese university students. Last summer that he's such inga's clean coal and cultural. They have no place in any rational recovery plan. There's also the question of whether the market could help with the transition to renewables leash. War with greenpeace says a higher price on carbon would make renewable energy more financially attractive. I i have no doubt that the speed and the momentum that we have said over the past that kay this regard to win that solar development will will continue. The question is can we do it faster. That's that's the only question says the carbon market could be used to speed up that process. China's carbon market currently covers power plants that account for fifteen percent of the world's carbon emissions government officials. Say they plan to expand the market in the next five years to cover around eighty percent of china's co two emissions. That's a fifth of the world's whatever the chinese government decides to do in terms of its interventions into environmental protection can have overnight very significant impact on the planet is an environmental policy expert at nyu shanghai. He says the sheer scale of china's carbon market and the power of its government is a double edged sword. The market could be used to surveillance and control members of industry in ways. That are harmful or unfair. And there's the issue of transparency. China doesn't have a stela track record of being transparent with its own data so overall i think the idea of carbon market can only work if there is a robust monitoring reporting and verification system. Next month china will release. Its next five year plan and that will likely provide information about the role of the carbon market will play in reaching the country's nets goal for the world. I'm ana customer. She done nothing except champion. A woman's right to drive a car. But yesterday saudi arabian activists widow. Jane hathloul was released after a thousand and one days in prison. Family members and international human rights groups have been calling for her release and an end to her alleged torture. Al hathloul was arrested in two thousand eighteen for leading a campaign to grant women the right to drive in saudi arabia. Dr best mamani joins me. Now she's a professor of political science at the university of waterloo canada. Welcome to the program. How significant is this Lujan al hathloul release from jail. Well it's just wonderful news to be honest with you. I think so. Many of us were worried for her. She's a wonderful person. And i think certainly the fact that She's finally been released is a great thing. But they're still a lot of concern about her situation. And i think there's going to be a large discussion. And hopefully she'll be able to at some point talk about the really the suffering she endured. I mean the photo of her after release. It's joyous smile. But how does login even start to rebuild life after trauma like this. There are allegations of torture during your time in jail. So i think the rebuilding process for her is going to be significant. Certainly of course the the trauma being imprisoned I think there was abuse That may have been sexual nature as well torture from looking at the picture. She's clearly thinner. She has gray hair now and i met her five years ago with not a not a single gray hair on her head and i mean there's definitely a beaming smile in the photo. And that's because she's with her her parents but she still separated from her siblings of course many of which are outside the country and ex husband. You know there was a falling out of of a marriage because of the so. I think there's there's a lot of pain and suffering. I'm sure aside from her parents. You have a sense of what her support system in. Saudi is no i think She's certainly under a some sort of gag. Order not to speak to people and i suspect House arrested is a part of that. So she's not gonna have free movement in any way She has a wonderful family parents. Who are very supportive And have been really behind her from from day one of her activism. they're really quite impressive. People dutchwoman. Let's get to the bigger picture. We know that crown prince of saudi arabia mohammed bin salman sees himself as a reformer. What impact could james release have on the internal politics of saudi. Arabia haven't been really wants to take this as a win. A certainly i think if it wasn't for the biden administration coming in. I don't think we would have seen her release unfortunately so elections matter as they say but one of the things that i think her story will be told hush hush i think many people are discussing it online and certainly social media buzz there some very interesting hashtags and saudis twitter to talk about all these kinds of issues there still a lot of great discontent at the same time. Unfortunately hamad bin salman is seen as reformer in some way internally. He's opened up the country culturally. And and certainly you know. Put down the conservative or religious police which is a welcome news for young people. So you know. I think she she would be to be honest with you and more popular of saudi arabia than inside saudi arabia. But that's partly because of kind of nationalist propaganda that has permeated much of saudi society today..

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Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi women's rights activist, released from prison

PRI's The World

03:08 min | 1 year ago

Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi women's rights activist, released from prison

"Done nothing except champion. A woman's right to drive a car. But yesterday saudi arabian activists widow. Jane hathloul was released after a thousand and one days in prison. Family members and international human rights groups have been calling for her release and an end to her alleged torture. Al hathloul was arrested in two thousand eighteen for leading a campaign to grant women the right to drive in saudi arabia. Dr best mamani joins me. Now she's a professor of political science at the university of waterloo canada. Welcome to the program. How significant is this Lujan al hathloul release from jail. Well it's just wonderful news to be honest with you. I think so. Many of us were worried for her. She's a wonderful person. And i think certainly the fact that She's finally been released is a great thing. But they're still a lot of concern about her situation. And i think there's going to be a large discussion. And hopefully she'll be able to at some point talk about the really the suffering she endured. I mean the photo of her after release. It's joyous smile. But how does login even start to rebuild life after trauma like this. There are allegations of torture during your time in jail. So i think the rebuilding process for her is going to be significant. Certainly of course the the trauma being imprisoned I think there was abuse That may have been sexual nature as well torture from looking at the picture. She's clearly thinner. She has gray hair now and i met her five years ago with not a not a single gray hair on her head and i mean there's definitely a beaming smile in the photo. And that's because she's with her her parents but she still separated from her siblings of course many of which are outside the country and ex husband. You know there was a falling out of of a marriage because of the so. I think there's there's a lot of pain and suffering. I'm sure aside from her parents. You have a sense of what her support system in. Saudi is no i think She's certainly under a some sort of gag. Order not to speak to people and i suspect House arrested is a part of that. So she's not gonna have free movement in any way She has a wonderful family parents. Who are very supportive And have been really behind her from from day one of her activism. they're really quite impressive. People dutchwoman. Let's get to the bigger picture. We know that crown prince of saudi arabia mohammed bin salman sees himself as a reformer. What impact could james release have on the internal politics of saudi. Arabia haven't been really wants to take this as a win. A certainly i think if it wasn't for the biden administration coming in. I don't think we would have seen her release unfortunately so elections matter as they say but one of the things that i think her story will be told hush hush i think many people are discussing it online and certainly social media buzz there some very interesting hashtags and saudis twitter to talk about all these kinds of issues there still a lot of great discontent at the same time. Unfortunately hamad bin salman is seen as reformer in some way internally. He's opened up the country culturally. And and certainly you know. Put down the conservative or religious police which is a welcome news for young people. So you know. I think she she would be to be honest with you and more popular of saudi arabia than inside saudi arabia. But that's partly because of kind of nationalist propaganda that has permeated much of saudi society today.

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Moving onto Saudi Arabia. King Salman is spending some time in the hospital there this week Saudi state media report he had surgery to remove his gallbladder, and it was successful nothing life threatening, but whenever an eighty four year old national leader is hospitalized for whatever reason it raises questions for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Those questions about what a possible succession might look like the World Sharon Jafari reports the modern day kingdom of Saudi. Arabia was founded in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, two, and since. Since, then it's been ruled by the same royal family succession has mostly gone from father to son or brother to brother eighty four year old King Solomon took over from his brother into fifteen. Joseph Russell was the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia back then. Oh, yes, I got to know him very while this describes Kim Samoan as educated Matt. It says the king loves to read to his grandchildren so whenever he went back to New York while says he would buy books as gifts for some on. In the old culture of Saudi culture books never had pictures. That's because the ultra conservatives in the kingdom considered images to be un-islamic, so made sure I brought books a lot pictures. One time was false, as he brought by another bound copy of one thousand and One Nights, a collection of middle. Eastern folktales, and the king loved it. At the opportunity to work with online, I grew very fond of him, but while Kingston Mon- might be the most powerful official in Saudi Arabia. It's his son. Crown Prince Mohammad Bin, Salman who runs the kingdom on a day to day basis. NBS known is next in line to the throne. Nowadays, the process of succession is overseen by a special group of authorities yes-men. Faruk is with Carnegie in. For International, peace in Washington, the previous king had established what they call the allegiance council, which is basically a counseled from the surviving sons of the funder for NPS to become kings. She says this council would initiate a process for members of the royal family to pledge allegiance to the new king, but right now there's a problem. The Allegiance Council doesn't have had the last one died, and I think the position has been vacant for over two years now and one member at least of the allegiance council is under arrest Prince Amit faulk says NBA has been controversial figure since they want his made it his mission to consolidate power and supply line any potential competitor. Nabil Nura an expert on Gulf affairs says MP's has arrested an intimidate viable members of the royal family also rounded up hundreds of businessmen and activists. He was to show that he is the guy for the position, and he wants to make sure that there are no challenges in his way to the throne occupied. Was it all after. that. The king went to the hospital state TV showed him holding a cabinet meeting from there. That's to show that the king is alive and well, and still in charge, but nobody says it's an open secret that MBA's is actively pushing to become king while his father is still around. Why well a number of things one of them is related to the US actually Hamad bin. Salman wants to make sure that he ascends the throne while president. Trump is personally that states trump has been supportive of the crown. Prince <unk> says it's not clear if joe. Biden would do the same besides the American election does also the G. Twenty summit in November. It could be a critical moment for MBA's to show that he is in charge. And some people from the Royal Family might not be happy with Hamad bin Salman, being king, so hammered. This might ascend the throne while his father is still alive to make sure that everything goes smoothly. So where does all this leave the US? Saudi relations Yes menfolk says NBA is a controversial figure in Washington DC. She says it's not internal policies that have raised eyebrows NBA has has been the war in Yemen and according to the CIA or did. Did the kidding of Washington Post columnist Jamal <unk> <unk>, and unfortunately like many things inside Washington there is polarization and the debate is very much politicized, but let me tell you that the concern, the uncertainty about the rule of Mohammad Bin, Salman is certainly bipartisan. People differ on what to do about it, folks. Some things have not changed Saudi Arabia remains a key player in the global oil market and president. Trump has boasted about selling weapons to the king. Now with the possibility of political transition in both countries on the horizon, there are big questions about the future of the relationship between the two longtime allies.

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Saudi King Is Said to Have Successful Gallbladder Surgery

PRI's The World

05:08 min | 1 year ago

Saudi King Is Said to Have Successful Gallbladder Surgery

"Moving onto Saudi Arabia. King Salman is spending some time in the hospital there this week Saudi state media report he had surgery to remove his gallbladder, and it was successful nothing life threatening, but whenever an eighty four year old national leader is hospitalized for whatever reason it raises questions for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Those questions about what a possible succession might look like the World Sharon Jafari reports the modern day kingdom of Saudi. Arabia was founded in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, two, and since. Since, then it's been ruled by the same royal family succession has mostly gone from father to son or brother to brother eighty four year old King Solomon took over from his brother into fifteen. Joseph Russell was the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia back then. Oh, yes, I got to know him very while this describes Kim Samoan as educated Matt. It says the king loves to read to his grandchildren so whenever he went back to New York while says he would buy books as gifts for some on. In the old culture of Saudi culture books never had pictures. That's because the ultra conservatives in the kingdom considered images to be un-islamic, so made sure I brought books a lot pictures. One time was false, as he brought by another bound copy of one thousand and One Nights, a collection of middle. Eastern folktales, and the king loved it. At the opportunity to work with online, I grew very fond of him, but while Kingston Mon- might be the most powerful official in Saudi Arabia. It's his son. Crown Prince Mohammad Bin, Salman who runs the kingdom on a day to day basis. NBS known is next in line to the throne. Nowadays, the process of succession is overseen by a special group of authorities yes-men. Faruk is with Carnegie in. For International, peace in Washington, the previous king had established what they call the allegiance council, which is basically a counseled from the surviving sons of the funder for NPS to become kings. She says this council would initiate a process for members of the royal family to pledge allegiance to the new king, but right now there's a problem. The Allegiance Council doesn't have had the last one died, and I think the position has been vacant for over two years now and one member at least of the allegiance council is under arrest Prince Amit faulk says NBA has been controversial figure since they want his made it his mission to consolidate power and supply line any potential competitor. Nabil Nura an expert on Gulf affairs says MP's has arrested an intimidate viable members of the royal family also rounded up hundreds of businessmen and activists. He was to show that he is the guy for the position, and he wants to make sure that there are no challenges in his way to the throne occupied. Was it all after. that. The king went to the hospital state TV showed him holding a cabinet meeting from there. That's to show that the king is alive and well, and still in charge, but nobody says it's an open secret that MBA's is actively pushing to become king while his father is still around. Why well a number of things one of them is related to the US actually Hamad bin. Salman wants to make sure that he ascends the throne while president. Trump is personally that states trump has been supportive of the crown. Prince says it's not clear if joe. Biden would do the same besides the American election does also the G. Twenty summit in November. It could be a critical moment for MBA's to show that he is in charge. And some people from the Royal Family might not be happy with Hamad bin Salman, being king, so hammered. This might ascend the throne while his father is still alive to make sure that everything goes smoothly. So where does all this leave the US? Saudi relations Yes menfolk says NBA is a controversial figure in Washington DC. She says it's not internal policies that have raised eyebrows NBA has has been the war in Yemen and according to the CIA or did. Did the kidding of Washington Post columnist Jamal and unfortunately like many things inside Washington there is polarization and the debate is very much politicized, but let me tell you that the concern, the uncertainty about the rule of Mohammad Bin, Salman is certainly bipartisan. People differ on what to do about it, folks. Some things have not changed Saudi Arabia remains a key player in the global oil market and president. Trump has boasted about selling weapons to the king. Now with the possibility of political transition in both countries on the horizon, there are big questions about the future of the relationship between the two longtime allies.

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

08:56 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Before jumping off the roof of a building in Malaysian, east city. Unbelievable of terribly voted for her to jump the number of Americans. Filing applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to sustain labor market strength, that should underpin the economy as the growth is still slowing Assadi newspapers calling for surgical US strikes in retaliation against alleged threats from Iran, the Iran News. Published Annetta to'real in English arguing that after incidents this week against Saudi energy targets. The next logical step should be surgical strikes. The Dettori says US air strikes in Syria when the government there was suspected of using chemical weapons against civilians, set a precedent, and they are calling for the US to do what it can against Iran. Howard bloom, author of the Mohammed code with us Howard. That sounds like Saudi Arabia wants to take out around this sounds like a little war coming is a little war that's been going on for ten years, and it's about to get bigger if we're not careful. So here's the background Iran and Saudi Arabia have been at war with each other, since at least two thousand eight ten year war has been carefully hidden, it's disguised as a civil war in Syria, and it's disguised as war against the local group who he's in Yemen. This Saudi Arabian war has been hyperactive in the last four days on Sunday and Monday, the Saudis, claim that to their tankers have been attack near the Persian Gulf, those attacks. Were also said to have damaged oil sacra tanker from Norway, and another from the United Arab Emirates sent two days ago, the Iranian-backed Yemenis who call themselves who tease us. Drones to attack pumping stations and a crucial oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia who need wrong attacks. Stop the pipeline's operation for a few hours and this is a vital pipeline. And today, the of the Saudis and the coalition partners carried out eleven attacks against the hoodies in the capital city of sonata, seven civilians died. But you've gotta keep something in mind, when you hear of attacks on civilians, in the world, remember that Arab fighters hide, their stockpiles of weapons and their military centers under schools, hospitals and apartment buildings. So imagine you're an Arab fighter, your goal is to make your enemies hesitate about attacking you so use human shields. And you park your military assets under civilian structures. The more civilians killed the better, you can Bill attacks against you war crimes and use them to make your enemy look bad. Press response to the attacks of rainy proxies today, the herb news, publish the article you were just talking about telling us the United States to carry out a surgical strike against Iran to understood, but you to understand all the going on, you need a crucial bit of history in nineteen seventy nine, Iran had a revolution Iran. Secular groups felt they had won the revolution and thought that they would rule. Instead, a gang of religious scholars seized control of the country, these Islamic scholars were convinced they had a direct line to God that their form of Islam revolution was God's will, and that there is revolution would sweep the world's fifty seven nations. Yes. There are fifty seven nations on this planet and Iran expected. It's form of holy revolution to bag every single one of them. One nation of top of around surrogate list with Saudi Arabia Iran goal was to topple the Saudi Royal family and literally cut off its heads. That's eight thousand people in the Saudi Royal family. Since then around has been ever. So slowly encircling Saudi Arabia surrounding it, and putting its neck and news to do this Ron uses proxy armies, sock puppet, armies, fourteen of them armies control of Major General. Kacem Soula Meany. Head of the Iranian army's coulds brigade especial units that sets up and runs. Proxy armies in foreign countries Iran's proxy armies are working take powering. Get this Lebanon Syria rain, Yemen, Gaza, and Afghantistan. So Iran has Saudi Arabia squeezed from the northwest, the east, Liz out, then there's the propaganda war. The Turks are using the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal kashogi to undermine Saudi Arabia's ruling principle, Hamad bin Salman, the kashogi affair doesn't seem to have anything to do with Iran's attempts to squeeze Saudi Arabia. But it does the Turks are now allied with guests who the Iranians and every detail Jamal Koshi Steph has been fed to us by the Turks, fed to us with. Out evidence. So when you see a brutal and deplorable attack in Yemen, and you'll see many of them when you see a mass of refugees fleeing Syria or another report on the control g murder. Keep one thing in mind the Saudis believed that they are fighting for their very survival. They are believed that they were in a war in which the Iranians are trying to take them over and replace the Saudi Royal family with mullah's. That's true. Howard. That's all true deal is the western press. It is true, and the western press often falls for Iran's propaganda. In so, you know, the Saudis are made to look like monsters and Yemen. They are nobody should be killing civilians. Absolutely. Nobody should be killing civilians, but they're in a war for their to that to the death. Well, I think what's going to happen. This is gonna blow up and we're going to come to the defense of Saudi Arabia. And let's see what happens with the counterpunch from Russia or China, but something's going to happen in Iran. That's my take. Well, have you ever gone to bed? You woke up in, you had a little bites all along your feet. The probably bedbugs study that began as an investigation into the utterly bizarre way in which bedbugs reproduce has revealed that they existed far longer than humans DNA samples from thirty species of bedbugs reveal the insects had been around for at least a hundred fifteen million years. Can you believe that Rockland county, New York has been hit hard by the measles outbreak that didn't stop anti vaccination groups holding a rally in that? Area this week that attracted hundreds of attendees, let's check in with Dr Gary Ridenour and get his take on all of this measles. What's happening there? First of all, Gary with the measles outbreak around the country. Eighty new cases have been reported this weekend. The number now is up over a hundred but I have seen some sources have been listening to our show, and they said that they think that there's a hundreds of more than not been reported that many and who's the killer is that there is tens of thousands of people infected in Madagascar with the beef three virus, which is not over here. And they have a thousand dead children and young adults. Now, let me ask you this. Do you think governments should force citizens to get accented? If they don't want to good, good question. Oregon has forty percent of children, not vaccinated and a Bill to eliminate excuses, except by Dr died in the Oregon legislature yesterday, the dead, your state, your state, California. You've got a only dumb you've band, even all all. Non-medical excuses, but we're still getting cases popping up in California. So the vaccines are getting the word out and it's it's misleading. I ran into an anti vaccine them sight today, instead of reading along and the misinformation. I just have to paraphrase paraphrase it and say lies were by non doctors. And when you expose one of these misinformation, they move on and invent a new one. We're gonna see what happens for that force, vaccinations, that's going to happen. Plans have been unveiled for three thousand mile an hour plane that will fly passengers from New York to London in just ninety minutes are actually working on this. The planes could travel at speeds of more than three thousand with a range of forty six hundred miles will be powered mostly by existing technology. Wow. Get up to coast to coast, AM dot com. You should do that on a regular basis anyway. Look in the highlight reel. Look at the picture of the Christ like figure appearing in the clouds over Argentina people. There are going nuts looking at this. It is bizarre. I mean when you look at the picture it looks like a hologram of Jesus up there in the clouds, it's, it's with his arms out. It's just really strange. We've got that picture for you at coast to coast, AM dot com as we reported earlier a jury in Oakland, California has warded a couple two billion dollars in punitive damages after concluding that sustained exposure, the Monsanto's popular row. Yup. Weed killer led to their cancer diagnosis. The couple will receive an additional fifty five million dollars for pain and suffering, and to cover medical expenses, as well in a moment, Jeffrey Smith, author of genetic.

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

09:02 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Off the roof of a building in Malaysian, east city. Unbelievable apparently voted for her to jump the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to sustain labour-market strength that should underpin the economy as the growth is still slowing Assadi newspapers, calling for surgical US strikes and retaliation against alleged threats from Iran. The era news published Annetta to'real in English arguing that after incidents this week against Saudi energy targets. The next logical step should be surgical strikes. The Dettori says you. Airstrikes in Syria when the government there was suspected of using chemical weapons against civilians, set a precedent, and they are calling for the US to do what it can against Iran, Howard blow, author of the Mohammed code with us. Howard that sounds like Saudi Arabia wants to take out around this sounds like a little war coming is a little war that's been going on for ten years, and it's about to get bigger if we're not careful. So here's the background Iran and Saudi Arabia have been war with each of us, since, at least two thousand eight ten year war has been carefully hidden, it's disguised as a civil war in Syria. And it's disguises a war against a local group. The hoodies in Yemen, this Saudi Arabian war has been hyperactive. It'll last for days on Sunday and Monday, the Saturday claimed that to their tankers have attack near the Persian Gulf, those attacks were also said to have damaged oil-tanker for tanker from Norway, and another from the United Arab Emirates sent two days ago, the Iranian Yemenis who call themselves who tease us. Drones to attack two pumping stations and a crucial oil pipeline Saudi Arabia, the hoodie drone attacks, stop the pipeline's operation for a few hours and this is a vital pipeline and today the warplanes of the Saudis and the coalition partners carried out eleven attacks against the who. He's the capital city of sonata, seven civilians died. But you've got to keep something in mind when you hear of attacks on civilians in the air world, remember that Aaron fighters hide, their stockpiles of weapons and their military centers under schools, hospitals and apartment buildings. So imagine you're an Arab fighter, your goal is to make your enemies hesitate about attacking you. So use human shields, and you park, your military assets under civilian structures. The more civilians killed the better you can Bill tax against you as war crimes and use them to make your enemy look bad level press, then when response to the attacks of Iranian proxies today, the herb news, publish the article you were just talking about telling us the United States to carry out a surgical strike against Iran to understand, to understand all the going on, you need a crucial bit of history in nineteen Seventy-nine, Iran had a revolution. Iran's secular groups felt they had won the revolution and thought that they would rule. That instead of gang of religious scholar cease control of the country. These scholars were convinced they had a direct line to God that their form of Islam revolution was God's will, and that there is logic revolution with sweets, the world's fifty seven o'clock nations. Yes, there are fifty seven nations on this planet and Iran expected. It's form of holy revolution. The bag every single one of them. One nation of top of around surrogate list with Saudi Arabia Iran goal was to topple the Saudi Royal family and literally cut off its heads. That's eight thousand people in the Saudi Royal family since then around has been ever, so slowly, circling Saudi Arabia surrounding and putting its neck and news to do this around uses proxy armies, sock puppet, armies, fourteen of them armies under the control of Major General Kacem samedi. Head of the Iranian army's could brigade, especial units and sets up and runs. Proxy armies in foreign countries Iran's proxy armies are working take powering. Get this Lebanon Syria, but rain. In Yemen, Gaza and Afghan. So he ran has Saudi Arabia squeezed from the northwest the east and Liz out. Then there's the propaganda war Turks, are using the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal kashogi to undermine Saudi Arabia's ruling principle. Hamad bin Salman service, the kashogi affair doesn't seem to have anything to do with Iran's attempts to squeeze Saudi Arabia. But it does the Turks are now allied with guests who the Iranians and every detail of Jamaica show. She's deaf has been fed to us by the Turks federalist without evidence. So when you see a brutal and deplorable attack in Yemen, and you'll see many of them when you see a mass of refugees fleeing Syria or another report on the kashogi murder, one thing in mind, the Saudis believed that they are fighting for their very survival. They are believed that they were in a war in which the Iranians are trying to take them over and replace the Saudi Royal family with Muller's than I that's true Howard. That's all true deal is the west. Eastern press. It is true, and the western press often falls for Iran's propaganda. And so, you know, the Saudis are made to look like monsters and Yemen. They are nobody should be killing civilians. Absolutely. Nobody should be killing civilians, but they're in a war for their for their to that to the death. Well, I think what's going to happen. This is gonna blow up and we're gonna come to the defense of Saudi Arabia, and let us see what happens with a counterpart from Russia or China, but something's going to happen in Iran. That's my take. Well, have you ever gone to bed? You woke up and you had a little bites all along your feet. The probably bedbugs study that began as an investigation into the utterly bizarre way in which bedbugs reproduce has revealed that they existed far longer than humans DNA samples from thirty species of bedbugs reveal the insects have been around for at least one hundred fifteen million years. Can you believe that Rockland county New York has been hit? Hard by the measles outbreak that didn't stop anti vaccination groups holding a rally in that area this week that attracted hundreds of attendees, let's check in with Dr Gary Ridenour and get his take on all of this measles. What's happening there? First of all, Gary with a measles outbreak around the country. Eighty new cases have been reported this week and the number. Now it's up over a hundred but I have seen some sources have been listening to our show. And they said that they think that there's a hundreds of more than not been reported that many and here's the killer is that there is tens of thousands of people infected in Madagascar with the beef three virus, which is not over here. And they have a thousand dead children and young adults. Now, let me ask you this. Do you think governments should force citizens to get accented? If they don't want to good, good question. Oregon has forty percent of the children. Vaccinated and a Bill to eliminate excuses except by Dr died in the Oregon legislature yesterday. The dead, your state, your state, California. You've got a only dumb, you banned even all banned all non medical excuses, but we're still getting cases popping up in California. So the actors are getting the word out and it's it's misleading. I ran into an anti vaccine them site today and started reading along and the misinformation, I just have to Paraguay paraphrase it and say, lies, whereby non doctors. And when you propose one of these misinformation, they move on and invent a new one. We're gonna see what happens for that force vaccinations. It's going to happen. Plans have been unveiled for three thousand mile an hour plane that will fly passengers from New York to London in just ninety minutes are actually working on this. The planes could travel at speeds of more than three thousand with a range of forty six hundred miles that will be powered mostly by existing technology. While get up to coast to coast, AM dot com. You should do that on a regular basis, anyway, look in the highlight reel. Look at the picture of the Christ like figure appearing in the clouds over Argentina people. There are going nuts looking. This it is bizarre. I mean when you look at the picture it looks like a hologram of Jesus up there in the clouds, it's, it's with his arms out. It's just really strange. We've got that picture for you at coast to coast, AM dot com as we reported earlier a jury in Oakland, California has awarded a couple two billion dollars in punitive damages after concluding that sustained exposure to Monsanto's popular roundup weed killer led to their cancer diagnosis that couple will receive an additional fifty five million dollars for pain and suffering, and to cover medical expenses, as well in a moment, Jeffrey Smith, author of genetic roulette joins us. He's next on coast to coast AM..

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

09:20 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Before jumping off the roof of a building in Malaysian, east city. Unbelievable, apparently the voted for her to jump the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to sustain labor market strength, that should underpin the economy as the growth is still slowing. A Saudi newspapers calling for surgical US strikes in retaliation against alleged threats from Iran. The era of news published an editorial in English arguing that after incidents this week against Saudi energy targets. The next logical step should be surgical strikes. The editor Oriel says US. Airstrikes in Syria when the government there was suspected of using chemical weapons against civilians, set a precedent, and they are calling for the US to do what it can against Iran. Howard bloom, author of the Mohammed code with us Howard. That sounds like Saudi Arabia wants to take out around this sounds like a little war coming. It is a little war that's been going on for ten years. That's about to get bigger if we're not careful. So here's the background Iran and Saudi Arabia have been at war with each other, since at least two thousand eight ten year war has been carefully hidden, it's disguised as a civil war in Syria, and it's disguised as a war against a local group, the who'd, he's in Yemen. This Saudi Arabian war has been hyper active in the last four days on Sunday and Monday, the Saudis claimed that two of their tankers have been attacked near the Persian Gulf. Those attacks were also said to have damaged oil for tanker from Norway, and another from the United Arab Emirates sent two days ago, the Iranian-backed Yemenis who call themselves who tease us. Drones to attack pumping stations and a crucial. Well oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia that Houdini drone attacks, stop the pipeline's operation for a few hours and this is a vital pipeline and today, the warplanes of the Saudis and the coalition partners carried out eleven attacks against the hoodies and the capital city of Santa seven civilians died. But you've gotta keep something in mind, when you hear of attacks on civilians, in the world, remember that Arab fighters hide, their stockpiles of weapons and their military centers under schools, hospitals and apartment buildings. So imagine you were an Arab fighter, your goal is to make your enemies hesitate about attacking you, so you human shields, and you park your military assets under civilian structures. The more civilians killed the better you can Bill attacks against you as war crimes and use them to make your enemy look bad in the global press. Now in response to the attacks of Iranian proxies today, the herb news published the article you were just talking about telling us the United States to carry out a surgical strike against Iran. To understood, but you to understand all this going on. You need a crucial bit of history in nineteen seventy nine Iran had a revolution Iran's secular groups felt they had won the revolution. And thought that they would will that instead of gang of religious scholar seized control of the country. These Islamic scholars were convinced that they had a direct line to God that their form of Islam revolution was God's will, and that there is revolution. With sweep the world's fifty seven Islam IQ nations. Yes, there are fifty seven Islam Ignatius on this planet, and Iran expected. It's form of holy revolution to bag every single one of them. One nation of top of around target list with Saudi Arabia Iran's goal was to topple the Saudi Royal family and literally cut off its heads. That's eight thousand people in the Saudi Royal family since then around has been ever, so slowly circling Saudi Arabia surrounding it, and putting its neck and news to do this Ron uses proxy armies, sock puppet, armies, fourteen of them armies under the control of major. General Kacem, Soula mini head of the Iranian army's coulds brigade especial units that sets up and runs. Proxy armies in foreign countries Iran's proxy armies are working to take powering. Get this Lebanon Syria, but rain Yemen, Gaza, and Afghantistan. So Iran has Saudi Arabia squeezed from the northwest the east, and Liz out, then there's the propaganda war. The Turks are using the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal kashogi to undermine Saudi Arabia's ruling principle Hamad bin Salman surface. The kashogi affair doesn't seem to have anything to do with Iran's attempt to squeeze Saudi Arabia. But it does the Turks are now allied with guests who the Iranians and every detail of Jamaica show. She's Steph has been fed to us by the Turks fed to us without evidence. So when you see a brutal and deplorable attack in Yemen, and you'll see many of them when you see a massive refugees fleeing Syria or another report on the kashogi murder. Keep one thing in mind the Saudis. Is believed that they are fighting for their very survival. They are believed that they were in a war in which the Iranians are trying to take them over and replace the Saudi Royal family with Mullins than I that's true. Howard. That's all true. The deal is the western press. It is true, and the western press often falls for Iran's propaganda in so, you know, the Saudis are made to look like monsters and Yemen, and they are nobody should be killing civilians. Absolutely. Nobody should be killing civilians, but they're in a war for their for their to that to the death. Well, I think what's going to happen. This is going to blow up and we're going to come to the defense of Saudi Arabia, and let us see what happens with the counterpunch from Russia or China, but something's going to happen in Iran. That's my take. Well, have you ever gone to bed? You woke up and you had a little bites all along your feet. The probably bedbugs study that began as an investigation into the utterly bizarre way in which bedbugs reproduce has revealed that they existed far longer than humans. DNA samples from thirty species of bedbugs reveal the insects had been around for at least one hundred fifteen million years. Can you believe that? Rockland county New York has been hit hard by the measles outbreak that didn't stop anti vaccination groups holding a rally in that area this week that attracted hundreds of attendees, let's check in with Dr Gary Ridenour and get his take on all of this measles. What's happening there? First of all, Gary with the measles outbreak around the country. Eighty new cases have been reported this week and the number now is up over a hundred. But I have seen some sources. I've been listening to our show, and they said that they think that there's hundreds of more than not been reported that many and here's the killer is that there is tens of thousands of people infected in Madagascar with a b three virus, which is not over here. And they have a thousand dead children and young adults. Now, let me ask you this. Dean, think governments should force citizens to give accented if they don't want to good. Good. Question. Oregon has forty percent of the children, not vaccinated and a Bill to eliminate excuses, except by a doctor died in the Oregon legislature. Yesterday. Well, your state, your state, California. You've got a only dumb you band, even all you banned all non medical excuses, but we're still getting cases popping up in California. So the anti vaccines are getting the word out and it's it's misleading. I ran into an anti vaccine them site today and started reading along and the misinformation, I just have to Paraguay paraphrase it and say lies were by non doctors. And when you pose one of these misinformation, they move on and invent a new one. We're going to see what happens for that forced vaccinations that's going to happen. Plans have been unveiled for three thousand mile an hour plane that will fly passengers from New York to London in just ninety minutes are actually working on this. The planes could travel at speeds of more than three thousand with a range of forty six hundred miles will be powered mostly by existing technology. Wow. Get up to coast to coast, AM dot com. You should do that on a regular basis anyway. Look in the highlight reel. Look at the picture of the Christ like figure appearing in the clouds over Argentina people. There are going nuts looking. This it is bizarre. I mean when you look at the picture it looks like a hologram of Jesus up there in the clouds, it's, it's with his arms out. It's just really strange. We've got that picture for you at coast to coast, AM dot com as we reported earlier jury in Oakland, California, has awarded a couple two billion dollars in punitive damages after concluding that sustained exposure to Monsanto's popular roundup weed killer led to their cancer diagnosis. The couple will receive an additional fifty five million dollars for pain and suffering, and to cover medical expenses, as well in a moment, Jeffrey Smith, author of genetic roulette joins us. He's next on coast to coast AM. As a big rig driver. Here's a secret high got hemorrhoids. But luckily, I found my Yinglong hemorrhoids, alignment exclusively from trifecta pharmaceuticals, my wife says my young long. Hemorrhoids, alignment, made her pregnancy.

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

08:59 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Before jumping off the roof of a building in Malaysian, east city. Unbelievable, apparently the voted for her to jump the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to sustain labor market strength, that should underpin the economy as the growth is still slowing a Saudi newspapers calling for surgical strikes in retaliation against alleged threats from Iran. The Arab news. News published an editorial in English arguing that after incidents this week against Saudi energy targets. The next logical step should be surgical strikes. The editor Oriel says US air strikes in Syria when the government there was suspected of using chemical weapons against civilians, set a precedent, and they are calling for the US to do what it can against Iran. Howard bloom, author of the Mohammed code with us Howard. That sounds like Saudi Arabia wants to take out around this sounds like a little war coming is a little war that's been going on for ten years, and it's about to get bigger if we're not careful. So here's the background Iran and Saudi Arabia have been at war with each other, since at least two thousand and eight ten year war has been carefully hidden, it's disguised as a civil warrants area, and it's disguised as a war against a local group. The hoodies in Yemen, the Saudi Arabian war has been hyper active in the last four days on Sunday and Monday, the Saudis claim that their tankers have been attacked the Persian Gulf, those attack. Were also said to have damaged oil tanker from Norway, and another from the United Arab Emirates in two days ago, the Iranian-backed Yemenis who call themselves but who tease us. Drones to attack two pumping stations and a crucial oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia who drawn attacks, stop the pipeline's operation for a few hours. And this is a vital pipeline and today, the warplanes of the Saudis and the coalition partners carried out eleven attacks against the who'd, he's in the capital city of sonata, seven civilians died. But you've gotta keep something in mind, when you hear of attacks on civilians in the air world, remember that Arab fighters hide, their stockpiles of weapons and their military centers under schools, hospitals and apartment buildings. So imagine you were an Arab fighter, your goal is to make your enemies hesitate about attacking you. So you human shields, and you park, your military assets under civilian structures. The more civilians killed the better you can Bill attack against you as one crime and use them to make your enemy look bad. Global press. Now, when response to the attacks of Iranian proxies today, the herb news published the article you were just talking about telling us the United States to carry out a surgical strike against Iran to understood, but you to understand all this going on. You need a crucial bit of history. In hundred seventy nine Iran had a revolution. Iran's secular groups felt they had won the revolution. And thought that they would we'll gang of religious scholars seized control of the country. These Islamic scholars were convinced that they had a direct line to God that their form of Islam revolution was God's will, and that there is revolution would sweep the world's fifty seven comic nations. Yes. There are fifty seven nations on this planet and Iran expected its former holy revolution to bag every single one of them. One nation of top around surrogate list with Saudi Arabia Iran goal was to topple the Saudi Royal family and literally cut off its heads. That's eight thousand people in the Saudi Royal family. Since then around has been ever. So slowly in circling Saudi Arabia surrounding it, and putting its neck and a news to do, this Ron uses proxy armies, puppet, armies, fourteen of them armies under the control of Major General Kacem. Salami head of the Iranian army's could brigade especial units that sets up and runs. Proxy armies in foreign countries Iran's proxy? Armies are working to take powering. Get this Lebanon Syria, but rain Yemen, Gaza. And if ghanistan so we ran has Saudi Arabia squeezed from the northwest, the eastern, endless out, then there's the propaganda war. The Turks are using the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal kashogi to undermine Saudi Arabia's ruling principle, Hamad bin Salman, the kashogi affair. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with Iran's attempts to squeeze Saudi Arabia. But it does the Turks are now allied with guests who the Iranians and every detail of Jamal show. She Steph has been fed to us by the Turks fed to us with. Route evidence. So when you see a brutal and deplorable attack in Yemen, and you'll see many of them when you see a math of refugees fleeing Syria or another report on the kashogi murder. He one thing in mind the Saudis believed that they are fighting for their very survival. They are believed that they were in a war in which the Iranians crank to take over and replace the Saudi Royal family with mullah's than I. That's true. Howard. That's all the deal is the western press. It is true, and the western press often falls for Iran's propaganda. And so, you know, the Saudis are made to look like monsters and Yemen, and they are now we should be killing civilians. Absolutely. Nobody should be killing civilians, but they're in a war for them for that to the debt. Well, I think what's going to happen. This is going to blow up and we're going to come to the defense of Saudi Arabia, and let us see what happens with the counterparts from Russia or China, but something's going to happen in Iran. That's my take. Well, have you ever gone to bed? You woke up and you had a little bites all along your feet. The probably bedbugs study that began as an investigation into the utterly bizarre way in which bedbugs reproduce has revealed that they existed far longer than humans DNA samples from thirty species of bedbugs reveal the insects have been around for at least one hundred fifteen million years. Can you believe that Rockland county, New York has been hit hard by the measles outbreak that didn't stop anti vaccination groups holding a rally in that? Area this week that attracted hundreds of attendees, let's check in with Dr Gary Ridenour and get his take on all of this measles. What's happening there? First of all, Gary with the measles outbreak around the country will had eighty new cases have been reported this week in the number now is up over a hundred but I have seen some sources. I've been listening to our show, and they said that they think that there's a hundreds of more than have not been reported that many and here's the killer is that there is tens of thousands of people, infected in Madagascar with the be three virus, which is not over here. And they have a thousand dead children and young adults. Now, let me ask you this. Do you think governments should force citizens to get vaccinated? If they don't want to good, good question. Oregon has forty percent of the children, not back to knitted and a Bill to eliminate excuses, except by doctor. Died in the Oregon legislature. Yesterday. The did well your state, your state, California. You've got a only dumb, you've band, even all you bend all non-medical excuses, but we're still getting cases popping up in California. So the anti vaccines are getting the word out and it's it's misleading. I ran into an anti vaccine them site today and started reading along and the misinformation, I just have to paraphrase paraphrase it and say lies were by non doctors. And when you propose one of these misinformation, they move on and invent a new one. We're going to see what happens for that force vaccinations. It's going to happen. Plans have been unveiled for three thousand mile an hour plane that will fly passengers from New York to London in just ninety minutes are actually working on this. The planes could travel at speeds of more than three thousand with a range of forty six hundred miles will be powered mostly by existing technology. Wow. Get up to coast to coast, AM dot com. You should do that on a regular basis anyway. Look in the highlight reel. Look at the picture of the Christ like figure appearing in the clouds over Argentina people. There are going nuts looking. This it is bizarre. I mean when you look at the picture it looks like a hologram of Jesus up there in the clouds, it's, it's with his arms out. It's just really strange. We've got that picture for you. Coast to coast, AM dot com as we reported earlier a jury in Oakland, California has awarded a couple two billion dollars in punitive damages after concluding that sustained exposure to Monsanto's popular roundup weed killer led to their cancer diagnosis. The couple will receive an additional fifty five million dollars for pain and suffering, and to cover medical expenses, as well in a moment, Jeffrey Smith, author of genetic roulette joins us. He's next on coast to coast AM..

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

WAFS Biz 1190

11:16 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

"Looking pretty flat when it comes to Asian stocks. If petered out a little bit, but pretty much flat on your regional benchmark here at the moment after the decent games that we saw on Monday here. So there is this sense of consolidation when it comes to stocks, despite the fact that yields are backing up again when it comes to global bond markets key to note, though, is some key crucial levels that we are reaching for the sense sensex. We are at record highs right now from the right now thirty eight thousand eight hundred ninety or so hang sang as well. After entering into that bull run. We are slightly higher by about a tenth of one percent, but engine closer thirty thousand level as well. And really join the ranks like China in that bull market run and GP's interesting to know just now that we did see a pretty strong bond auction there, despite the fact that these bonds are looking a little bit expensive at eight and negative eight basis points, I should say the strongest bid to cover ratio we've seen in thirteen years, which is quite remarkable. We are seeing yields just lower by about. One basis points here. Take a look at this terminal chart, though, we take a look at the risk on rally that we've seen and everyone's saying that look the Chinese PM my turning that really is lifting all boats here to what extent that actually means the same datum previous stimulus cycles, perhaps as a little bit different this time around because China this time is focusing a little bit more on domestic demand and boosting that so perhaps is not going to benefit as much on Chinese stimulus than it has four. And we certainly are seeing that here this robust violent rally that we saw the beginning of the year and yellow here is China the rest of the white there is emerging markets as well. Some of the boars we'll show you some of the movers that we're watching in particular. We have earnings obviously front and center rocker ten is one that we're watching though we're following something about four and a half percent in Tokyo here today, this is after we saw list the stock price there, go below its IPO price after that debut. So ragged time being one of the big shareholders. They are falling out of favor as well. While Joe auto earnings came out, it seems that the Chinese auto slowdown here really weighing on earnings here stock down some four percent galaxy entertainment one of the big movers on the Hang Seng here today, the Macau gaming revenue for March wasn't as bad as what analysts were expecting. They're expecting about a three percent drop. We were slightly higher than that still negative territory by about zero point three percent. But still we are seeing a bit of a relief rally of these casino stocks and Han hi searching for a second day here today, strong profits a surprise profit gain here for the fourth quarter, certainly making the analysts pretty excited their Yussef. Thanks very much for that. Let's get back to this part of the world. Talk about Saudi Aramco's. It is the world's most profitable company. But that's still might not be enough to persuade investors that the energy behemoth is worse the kingdom's aspirational figure of two trillion dollars. Now, you financially tales the skulls by Moody's Investor Service show, the company paid slightly more than fifty eight billion dollars in dividends to Saudi the Saudi government last year working back from that Aramco's valuation would be closer to one point two trillion. Investors judge it by the same metrics as the other oil giants out there. Let's bring in our middle. East finance reporter Matthew Martin, Matthew. I was looking at some of the other numbers. Saudi Aramco loses apparently ten thousand barrels a day of oil accidents leaks. What have you zero point one percent of total output? Apparently, they have too much oil to make a big deal out of that the other parts of the accounts. What exactly are we stringing together for the valuation? Well, what you can tell from looking through the accounts. This gives us the first time ever a really detailed look at some of the Aramco's accounts. So we can see that. They're painting around your nearly sixty billion dollars in dividends to the Saudi government. I'm looking at some of the other numbers in there and applying a dividend yield of about five percent, which is the sort of industry. Standard for energy companies. You can work that back and give around evaluation all's almost one point two trillion dollars. So this is still some way off the magic number of two trillion dollars at Hamad bin Salman has said that he thinks the company should be worth. And we've seen a huge amount of work being put in trying to get the company to evaluation and what we're seeing so far. It's probably just not there yet dividends are incredibly important part of the play overall within the majors. And so to that end. It's not a bad. Benchmark. There is still a pastry. Fifty eight billion dollars is the top line number. But only fifty two billion of that is actually in tax. So again. Could the government do to increase the valuation in terms of is it less take for us a little bit more for you? The investor then there are a few levers that the government still has that it could tweak. We've already seen them while ago. They changed the way the tax regime worked in the royalty payments. So try an Ulta the equation. So you could see the government doing that. Again, the difficulty will be that as the government looks so tweaking that to try to increase the payout that investors will get an of the government will remain the largest investor in Aramco. But as it looks at tweaking those numbers, the government's take probably will be reduced and in a situation where a Saudi Arabia is in deficit and is going out and borrowing in the bond markets, and it has massive investment scheme as well that it wants to go through whether the government will want to tweak the tax regime gain is going to be a question that will ultimately be up to Mohammed bin Salman. And how much he really wants to push this two trillion. Magic number. It's been a very busy few weeks four Saudi awry. Armco and for SABIC as well. I mean, an investor on the sidelines looking at this is going to say, well, clearly the making a lot of progress. They're moving ahead. The train is headed in the right direction. Where does that leave the IPO for Aramco? Well, I think again, you know, it's going to be up to Mahama been so mad and how much does he really committed to this two trillion number. We've seen him in interviews. I think at least two or three times he has come out and said that around here is going to be worth that amount. The Savak acquisition is going to be is part of the rationale of trying to create Aramco into a more diversified company. Push it downstream pressure into other areas, the energy industry to try it increases valuation. The Savak acquisition alone, though is probably not gonna be enough to push up to two trillion dollars. So we're I think we're still seeing an Aramco IPO at at some years off. Okay. Well, certainly they're going to get the dollars in after the Savak to anticipate accent that gives them the window that they need Massey. Thank you so much that is our Middle East finance supporter. Matthew Monness bring into the conversation director of capital markets at FFA private Bank in Dubai. She John's Yousef, and so the valuation. Matthew says two trillion is still a long way away. But the prophet numbers. There's no doubt about it. They are really quite splendid at one hundred eleven million one hundred eleven million. That's that's the data that we got yesterday. What do you make of the reveal the big rigging? Now. The earnings are very good earnings. Definitely can everyone was expecting that. I'll at least not many my politics. Sorry. Everyone was expecting good results from Adam Cornell. These come surprising. They they're definitely very good news for everyone, and especially for the markets and the Saudi and Saudi and specifically specifically Savak if we're going to look at it at this point. Because when we're looking at the company, which is acquiring another. And in this case, it's acquiring Savak making such huge profits and Savak being the top company profitable, profitable wise. Profitability wise in the towel. It's something that would does investor's attention. There are two big companies that are actually if in their own sectors. Let's put it that way. 'cause we can't compare to SABIC, but and we see that kind of acquisition happening indefinitely triggers some sort of positive sentiment confidence to investors to invest in the energy sector in the Saudi market that this point in time. Marie the idea of a lot of capital flowing into the hands of the Saudi government, and that they might redeployed and other ways you consider that Saudi government entities own quite a lot of stock onto Dowell me. Could this be perhaps a sign that some of the capital gets directed into back into Saudi equities are now the thing is when we look at cash or whatever liquidity available with government doesn't always have to be invested in the stock markets in particular in Saudi we've heard a lot a lot about infrastructure. Enhancements and stuff like that doesn't always have to be. It could get to. And specifically now if we look at the public investments on the efforts, it's also something they getting liquidity. And and this gives them the long-term sort of investment, whether the government or to the investment funds in order to be able to go further with their infrastructure is and their stability around economically. Now, we know you like a Bank. Let let let's give it to the Eubanks. We've done a couple of pieces of not we have we we have Adleman Christie who is our banks research analyst he's talking about profitability. And this is what I want to gauge your sensitivity to this. He reckons profitability is can slow down this year from around eleven percent, maybe five to seven percent who were is the weakest link in the Bank chain. Who the weakest are? Now, we've definitely seen a lot of consolidation. So we're gonna just get away from those 'cause when's consolidation happens. We see a lot of strength and the entities. I'm not gonna talk ABC be. I'm not gonna talk and be at the stage. Not although they have a lot of things going on at this point in time. But to probably look at the smaller banks where we have seen a lot of some issues or some things that we actually of concern to investors. I'm not gonna name in parts of anything. It's going to be a bit tricky at this point in time. But as Yoda Porter's, oh, your analysts have mentioned, we have we have been extremely bullish on the banking sector. And we we are not trying to withdraw dot at this point in time. But there's always the point in time where you need to slow down with your investments and tried to look on profit-taking and the being bit conservative on how you look at certain things we've seen banks going extremely rallying and the pastor quarter or so and it's about time. I think we start. Booking profits and monitoring what's going to happen, especially with the new changes that are going to take place. Closing thoughts on crude oil and how that might play into some of your calls for some of the Gulf equities. That's creeping back up argue this is this is good news now. Now, we have seen a bit of civility around that even with the changes in the oil prices were still a bit comfortable with how how the effect is going down on the Gulf equities in particular. And if we look at the oil and gas sectors in particular and the region, whether it's in the Saudi Arabia where but we believe that investors and governments and companies have sort of absorbed dot sort of change and the code and in the production that we're seeing around Mary always great to get your input. As you say, let's see what the realistic valuations for Saudi Aramco when it all comes to pass. Mary Salem, director of competent marketed FFA probably.

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KQED Radio

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16:58 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"That's one word and now back to our program. Let's talk more about Jamal kashogi. In some ways. It's it's a fascinating. As this crisis continues to roll out as people continue to operate in their interest in sometimes contrary to their own interests with these half truths and reports and arrests and prosecutions. This seems to be an unusual and unpredictable source of an international crisis sympathy and bipartisan support in the United States for some sort of truth telling around the kashogi killing seems to be growing this isn't going away. Just because the Saudis would like it to go away. It's definitely not going away. I think the Saudis have been extraordinarily surprised by it. But I don't know why this was this. This has to go down as one of the most bizarre episodes. Of course, it was a brutal murder, but but think about this the Saudis. Murdered a journalist who works for the Washington Post in their own consulate in Istanbul. The major city is a NATO partner of the United States. That is at odds with Saudi Arabia, in what way did the Saudis think that this was one set aside, the appropriateness of murdering someone a journalist. But in what way did they think that they were going to get away with any of this? Of course, the Turks were monitoring and third countries are at odds over the rift in the Gulf in number of other issues. Why you kill someone from the Washington Post? We sit in why we're sitting in Washington DC. This is a town where people make news right news and obsessive about the news. This is the hometown newspaper of those people any murder of any journalist is is terrible thing that the Saudis handled this in in the worst way. And then when they got caught. To come up with a series of bizarre explanations for this. Was I think. I only increase the outrage the global outrage and the outrage in the United States, and I think that the way in which they handled the kashogi murder, especially here in Washington, especially when it came to the congress of reinforced four people in the congress that the Saudis need to pay a price for a number of things that they've done over the years war were they relying on a kind of kingdom institutional memory. We're for decades some of the outrageous conduct both abroad, and at home a committed in the name of Saudi Arabia financed by Saudi money was papered over if you could hang in long enough, you would get past it. The problems would go away there'd be a mush mouth communique issued both in Washington and Riyadh and stuff. Would just go away did Mohammed bin Salman, not understand that he's operating in a different environment. Clearly, he did not understand this. Clearly, they thought that given their tight relationship with the Trump administration that the Trump administration would explain this away and everybody in Washington would go back back to doing business as usual. And I think they obviously miscalculated all this, especially the fact that the Turks were going to be so dog it in unearthing and revealing what they knew about the murder now rigid type one the president of Turkey. Really has no commitment to journalistic freedoms. Jail to is the world's leading jailer of journalists, but in his geo political maneuvers in the region, the Saudis are a competitor. And he would like to peel the United States away from the Saudis, so the Turks dead Washington. These the the absolute shocking details of casualties murder. Congress was already bipartisan members of congress were already quite concerned even outrage over what was happening in Yemen Saturday Arabia's conduct in Washington the way in which they dealt the high handed way in which they've dealt with a elected representatives in the United States has not won them any friends on Capitol Hill. And then of course, the president's own ten year when it comes to this his suggesting to them what their. Cover story should be hit the connection between his son-in-law. And the crown prince there was an undeniable certain partisan aspect to the outrage because of the connection between Trump President Trump and his son-in-law to mom been somewhere. But it's really become more. Bipartisan over time. This outraged. I think the Saudis have been stung by the concern is that they actually haven't learned their lesson and are continuing to do some nasty things. It's just kind of pushed them further away from the United States. Well, for decades, what the Saudis would do is sort of the PR equivalent of lawyering up. I don't know what you'd call it PRN up higher high-power international firms to make these problems go away. And I don't think there are enough Bali loafers or custom suits on the planet to handle this one now that the predicate has been laid of increasingly ridiculous and. Unbelievable explanations for what happened to a man who walked into a building. And never walked out of it. Why it happened who's to blame symbolic arrests? And now of theatrical prosecutions all in the interest of pursuing the story line that Mohammed bin Salman that this might have gone on without him being aware of it without him ordering it an over zealous public servant wanted to impress the boss. I it's hard to believe where you come down on that. Do you believe that Jamal Khashoggi couldn't have been murdered without people high up in the food chain in Riyadh knowing exactly what was going to happen? Saudi Arabia the country that's essentially run by five people. No decisions are made without any the most senior level signing off it strikes me as. Way. The gap between the reality that we know about how Saturday Arabia actually works and the story that the Saudis were saying about oh, these are overzealous skies. They didn't he never meant that he never meant to order a killing that to me sounds like it just does not conform to the reality that we know about Saudi Arabia. Look, you have foreign ministers who were signing off on people's visa applications. This is a place where the bureaucracy civil servants are frozen until the most senior level says yes, or no. So the idea that these guys who killed kashogi. In stumble were out freelancing, and they were just trying to impress the boss. Stretches credulity. In addition to the fact that the Turks have intercepts in which these guys are calling back to Saudi Arabian saying, essentially, the deed is done. Tell tell Mohammed bin Salman, we've we've accomplished our mission. So. No. These explanations these prosecutions as you as you point out are a folly, and there are a way in which trying which the Saudis, and they still have a robust roster of consultants year in lobbyists here in Washington, but it's their effort to try to make this thing. Go away. It it just it doesn't wash. And I think that they're unaware that the United States is at least elected members of congress as well as others are going to keep digging until the truth is now are there signs. The administration in Washington is backing away from its earlier explanations excuses. Attempts to make this thing. Not look quite as bad as it is administration is basically ignoring me issue at this point. In on February eighth. The administration was supposed to report to congress about whether Hamad bin Salman should be sanctioned under the global Magnitsky act series of sanctions that can be applied to people for a variety of transgressions human rights violations. What have you? The president did not report to the congress. The secretary of state essentially said we've looked into the matter, and we will not be going forward with any kind of sanctions against anyone in Saudi Arabia, essentially, a two line note to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, they want this very much to go away. They want to have businesses usual. They regard Saudi Arabia as central to their Middle East strategy now in their defense. Anybody who would have walked into the Oval Office in January twenty seventeen would have surveyed the Middle East and recognize that essentially the only major Arab states still standing with Saudi Arabia. On the other hand. They have enabled. The worst instincts of Mohammed bin Salman by essentially letting him out of the box on this one. And I think by all indications the Saudis are unrepentant and are continuing to arrest people and go after their opponents, whether it is in Saudi Arabia or abroad, is it remarkable to you. How quickly the story has turned from young modernizing handsome hip. Prince two now a guy who's youth may be a problem because it means it's going to be around a really long time. It's in in one sense. It's it's absolutely shocking. How poorly the Saudis calculate how poorly? Mohammed bin Salman, his advisors calculated and how quickly they fruit and as a result. How quickly they frittered away this extraordinarily international goodwill. This is a guy who is seen in Starbucks with Michael Bloomberg in New York, chilling with I think it was Brad Pitt in a number of other Hollywood stars given a warm reception in in Silicon Valley. This is the new face of Saudi Arabia, but the new Saudis are looking a bit like the old Saudis that they that this was PR and that the way of doing business in Saudi Arabia remains opaque. An often brutal. I will point out. However that Mohammed bin Salman plans goal is to rule actually more like his grandfather even sewed king Abdelaziz, then any of his uncle's or his father. For the last four or five decades. Certainly the the the the Saudi King is is the absolute monarch, but behind the scenes there have been delicate negotiations between constituents of the Royal family. The religious establishment non-royal elites within the Royal family and once consensus. Once they come to a consensus, then the king issues decree. Prince Mohammad bin summa and wants to rule at really adds, the the absolute monarch sees that. This is the only way to reform cetera. But but these top down reforms often don't work and lead to all kinds of problems in society. And he himself is not as smart as he thinks he thinks he is. And he has undermined a major pillar of support for what he's wanted to do in Saudi Arabia, and that is the international community. He's toxic hot on the heels of the kashogi killing and the dissembling that followed. It comes news that the Trump aligned media group AM, I may have had a relationship with Riyadh of some sort. This seemed to be a shockingly, unsophisticated and obvious and clunky. Attempt to buy a little goodwill peculiar, but also at the same time kind of interesting as a as a gambit reports suggests that the Saudis approached a number of media outlets including vice. And a number of others, but they got no takers and AM, I which publishes the National Enquirer took this on and produced this ninety one page glossy magazine about Mohammed bin Salman. I remember when it came out. It was it was actually very hard to find. Because I was desperate to get my hands on it not only because it was interesting. But I thought it would look great with all of the other kitsch that I've collected in the Middle East that that that adorns my office. But there was clearly an effort underway to make Mohammed bin Salman. The kind of reformer Ford looking solid ally of the United States. It was a strange strange way of doing it. But in a way, you know in the abstract Mohammed bin Salman should be a rock star in the United States. I mean after all this is a guy who he wants to. He wants to fight extremists. He is allowing women to drop, and he deals pretty openly with these rallies, and they don't have diplomatic relations. So these are kind of hot button issues that you would think in congress in particular, people would be falling all over themselves about Mohammed bin Salman. So just goes to show how poorly Mohammed bin Salman has handled. His time as the defacto ruler of Saudi Arabia, and how poorly the Saudis have done in Washington telling their story. Major things have gotten in the way the killing of kashogi the blockade cutter the. Incident at the Ritz where all these people were arrested the forced resignation of Ruffy. Hurry. The Yemen war. No amount of glossy magazine is gonna overcome those kinds of things if you're arresting women activists who are you are natural constituency, and if in torturing them, I mean, there are reports of torture unconfirmed, but credible enough. This is not something that anyone can look upon this ruler. And call him a genuine reformer apart from regional intrigue apart from undermining your enemies, both inside the kingdom and on its borders. Is this stuff that Saudi Arabia is trying to get accomplished as a state in order to ensure its security in the coming decades diversify its sovereign wealth portfolio move away from a dependence solely on petroleum petroleum products for its national wealth diversify. By it's Konami, bring up its people. So that they don't all live in this incredible welfare state, where largest rains down from a very small group at the top and just sort of gets spread out on a still fairly small population of people aren't there national goals that sort of get sidelined or derailed by this crazy intrigue and own goals and other mistakes that are being made at the top. That's one of the things that is so shocking.

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

12:31 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This fake news framework that started after he became president and an enemies of people his latest framework for attacking journalists is calling them the opposition. And it's all very dangerous. It's dangerous. I don't think it inhibits individual journalists. And I I think that that that you know, we're seeing a lot of great reporting. But it, but it undermines public confidence in the media, and it has a terrible. And the other thing that concerns me is inspires people online who are threatening and even sending a letter bombs to journalists. But but more importantly, I think it's disempowers autocrats around the world this fake news. Framing is a gift autocratic leaders, and you know, in the Philippines, for example. President territory. There is calling critical journalists, you know, fake news there, there's there's actually trying to get a fake news law on the books there. Basically, the argument there is well, you just talk about fake news. But I'm doing something about it. If you know, I'm gonna put you in jail who published news that idea to be fake. So it's having terrible consequences around the world in terms of strengthening the, you know, the repressive leaders in providing them with a new framework to justify crackdowns on the media. Wanna ask you about the Washington Post journalist, Jamal kashogi? Yeah. Who was murdered of course in the Soviet in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Your group. I believe is suing the yes. As for records, rather talk talk about that. Yeah. So so we're working with the knights center of Columbia would recently joined a lawsuit basically the under US law. The US government has what's called a duty to warn. So if a US person is there's a there's a threat against a US person that the intelligence services become aware of they have to let them know. And we believe based on circumstantial evidence that there was an awareness within the intelligence community of the threat. Two. Jamaica Shoji this includes alleged reports of text messages exchanged between Jared, Kushner and Hamad bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia prior to tobacco. She's visit to the consulate in Istanbul where he was subsequently murdered and dismembered. So there's some some evidence that you know. You know, there was an awareness that that he was at risk and he was not worn. So we filed a we're we're we're we're we're potentially suing the US government to compel them to make public. This information to to answer the question of whether they complied with this legal requirement likely is that you think that they will comply? I'm a journalist. I'm not a lawyer. So I'll leave it to the lawyers to to answer that question. I mean, I think we we have a strong case. But I think that really we on one of the reasons you file a lawsuit. Like, this is you know, you hope to win. But you also want to make the point. And so whether we win or not I think it's important that we we we make express concern in this way. You know, one thing I want to mention about the case sort of. Interesting development is the UN a special rapid sure on a force disappearances is actually her name. Her name is kinda Mark. And she is actually in. Istanbul now carrying out a investigation into the crime. So that's good that there continues to be international attention, and we're hoping alternately that the UN secretary general gets behind an international investigation. They're they're not that many clear paths the Justice. But that's a critical step. Got some listener comments here. Richard Wright's sad. But isn't this? Also, the problem of being a citizen of a world superpower, your guests talks about other countries. But those countries are countries, which do not have the same geopolitical position. Yeah. I mean, I think there's there's you know, there's there's a there's a a case to be made. I mean, I think that part of it is that we discussed this with with Cam who called in from India. You know, the US should've geo political posture in the world creates complexities. But again, if you look at the data, and you look at who's kidnapped you realize just how complex this crime is, you know, Turkish citizens are kidnapped and. People from Latin America, and and of course, most of kidnapping domestic so international kidnappings a relatively small set. Of the overall the overall number. But, but you know, it is it is a very complex crime and motivations are very earth. Always variable. Which is why I think it's really critical that we knock it locked into a narrow policy framework, but have the broadest and most flexible policy possible, another comment here listener asks can you speak the hostage exchanges. Good policy for the United States to be in the business of using humans in exchange for other people. Well, this is this is a nasty business. You know? So so, you know, sometimes I kind of at the end of the book, I look at you know, how how do we look at this issue as an ethical issue is it a political issue is it a policy issue and the ethics of ransom payments, and and and and exchanges. It's coercive. It's a course of strategy. So the goal of the kidnappers to compel people to do things that are contrary to their values and principles. So you always have to kind of look at it from that perspective, but I will say the prisoner exchanges under the Geneva conventions are specifically contemplated, and that the US doesn't gauge in prisoner exchanges. When their service personnel are taken captive in the context of an armed conflict, and people may remember the Bowe bergdahl case the soldier who wandered off the base in Afghanistan was taken hostage by the Taliban and the US released five prisoners from Guantanamo for his freedom. And I should point out that if if if you were journalist or aid worker, there would have been known negotiation. The Taleban is a designated terror group said it would have been no negotiation. It's only because he was a service member that there was although the Lear court him. Well, yeah. I mean, the question is not whether he deserves to be punished. Yeah. The question is what is the policy? What how do we gauge when these terrible things happen? You're listening to form Joel Simon from the committee to protect journalists is appearing tonight at the World Affairs Council tonight at six thirty. This is a fundraising period for Katie public radio. For more information about how to support go to key community dot org. I'm Scott Shafer. And let's go back to the phones. Now, Timothy you're next. Welcome. Yes. Mr. Simon mentioning the forty three missing in Mexico makes people think of the alleged story of massad right after nine eleven attacking the congress in Mexico that was just very much hushed up. Some people have said there's a lot of Masada activity in Mexico in that the forty three and many journalists in Mexico were tracked using the massad software Pegasus could you comment on that? And also in DC, the investigative journalist who mysteriously died, Jan j n Moore who is investigating Clinton's sex crimes. Joel Simon you wear that one. No, I'm not aware of that one. There's an I think that's I don't want to comment on it because I'm not aware of it. But I will talk about you know, the. I think I think the the the the point that I certainly can't talk about is the Pegasus software. And so basically, this is a software developed by an Israeli security firm that when it's implanted on your your phone, basically takes over your phone, and we know that the Mexican government purchases the software and used it to try, and and some cases successfully compromise the communication of journalists and other activists as a very powerful tool, but I I would commend to readers a new story today from from Reuters about a new program that was just it's a really it's a it's an important story that was happening in the United Arab Emirates that involved a former US NSA, an NSA employees who were working for the Emirati government using new software that actually all you needed was the phone number. The thing about this. Pegasus software is you needed to click on a link with this with this new software, which is. This is a new development if they just have your phone number. They can basically take over your phone. And so everyone is vulnerable journalists, particularly, and there was a there was a an example in the story. That was published today by Reuters. I'm a British journalist who was a target. But you know, phones are increasingly insecure they're finding new back doors every day. It's a big concern for Oregon station for journalists and for other vulnerable populations. Who who rely on these devices to communicate our apple, and you know, other phone makers of a working it's sort of interfere with that kind of software. Well, I mean, I I think when they become aware of it. I mean, these are these are very very sophisticated. Technologies that are developed by governments for these precise purpose of of of espionage. So, you know, it's a cat and mouse. But I always assume that my phone's not secure and that no not I I try I try and engage in best practice. I worry a lot about this. But at the end of the day, I don't have complete confidence that I can security information on my phone, and I believe that most journalists were doing, you know, high risk kinds of work have share these concerns and Dan's all, our producer puts up. A just short a headline from the New York Times today at reeds apple was slow to act on FaceTime bug that allows iphones which is another. Yeah. That that was even like a kind of that was not developed by some spy agency that was that was detected by teenager who. Mom, tried to try to alert. A alert apple. There was a problem that was a problem and was very slow to act. So imagine how they how they react. When there's when there's a kind of back door created by government intelligence agency, trying to sneak one more call in Dan in Santa Clara. You're next. Good morning have a larger question. Maybe you could help me with the whether there's a correlation between the lack of standing in the American public mine and the Nydia in the media in general, and I'm gonna ask you to be quick because we're coming up at the end of the I'm sorry and the ease with which. Journalists are targeted around the world. And to what degree the media is to blame particularly cable news by becoming infotainment which happened long before Trump. Yeah. Thank you. Joe? I think I'm going to put that into a global perspective because that's my job. And I will say is this, you know, if you look at places like Venezuela. If you look at places like Turkey, if you look at places like Russia, you know, when the media is perceived as a political actor, they're much more vulnerable to systematic government repression. So I would you have a free media when you don't have the government controlling the media, and you have other forces determining what the media does. And you know, there's lots of reasons to be critical, and, you know, I'm not suggesting that the government should somehow intervene at regulate the media, but I will say that media performance in my experience correlates with greater repression because the public has to feel they have a stake in the press freedom battle, and if they don't then the media's more vulnerable. All right, Joel Simon is new book is called we want to negotiate the secret world of kidnapping, hostages and ransom. He's appearing tonight at six thirty at the World Affairs Council. Thanks so much for coming in very important topic. Thanks for bringing it to light. Thanks for having me. I'm Scott Shafer here today for Michael Krasny. Thanks so much for listening for participating with your calls and your emails will be back. Funds for the production of forum are provided by the members of E D public radio and the.

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:27 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Wanted to live to be happy to sing love. And when she waited out she thought that she carried on leading the way they wanted her to live. Also, destroyed herself. Well, the way they wanted her to live. Let's let's take that up because here again, there's echoes of the young Princess from Dubai who also in that video said, I wouldn't be able to choose my husband, and that's one of the reasons she fled Princess, Michelle was an arranged marriage. Her husband wasn't really around she'd be abandoned. And so she made contact with the young people in Riyadh. It was impossible for men and women who are not related to be together. But behind the doors of the boutiques young people could meet and she'd seen a young man apparently playing the guitar on television. And she met him in a batik in Riyadh, and they fell in love, and they were determined that they would be together. And they were hoping that that coming summer. They would go to in London with the young people could wear jeans and drink champagne and just as they were planning to meet in London. Her grandfather prince Muhammad put lay down in order that will the young people would stay so in an act of rebellion. She staged. Suicide. She met the young man, she left clothes at a beach with the assistance of servant, and they ran off together and then try to escape country. Again, Anthony Thomas tried to pull this thread of the story that he heard and as he started to travel through the Arab world, he he realized that meant so many different things to so many different people have become almost mythological everywhere. We went in fact, we met people who projected their own lives. A woman who had had an arranged marriage or a woman who had run off with a man she loved who happen to be Christian and her brother was sent to kill her. So it was a private journey. Into the inside life of the of the Arab world and one that officials in Saudi Arabia wanted to keep private when this. Film was made trade deals where threatened huge uproar journalists in the United Kingdom wonder did we do the right thing. PBS huge controversy. Remember here when you also decided to air it on what was then world. Give us some context for how big this was well, the acting secretary of State Warren, Christopher came to PBS to tell them that they should not run the film Mobil Oil, then in fact, the supporter of masterpiece theater at W H two kind of full page ad in the New York Times saying that PBS should not run the film, and I remember going in to office with Peter McGee and Henry Becton, and we sat down together and say, there's a real chance that PBS may decide not to run this film. And we just wanna make sure that our journalism is right. And I said, no, we've got the journalism, Brian we've told the story as it really is. And Henry then. And said well in case PBS foles, we've rented space on the transponder of the satellite, and we'll put it up out of Boston to the whole system. And that's when I really knew that was in fact, the moment that frontline was made in the sense because we could stand withstand those pressures and effect. The film went out the sky didn't fool, and the film was proved to be accurate. Well, I would say this guy still hasn't fallen and it should have. When you heard this recent story, did you find yourself thinking, it's still happening. These young woman were not executed, but we hear of women who are you know, the fact that this was forty years ago, and we'd heard about the conditions of this young woman being forced to stay in the women's palace and and denied any right to meet and have a life. We thought it was medieval, then the fact that all these years later, this is still happening is just shocking. You said you felt you had the journalism, right? Are you sure of that? Because you know. We since had people confirm it, and they've been a number of people high inside, the Royal family of told us that the the story is told in death Princess, there was Penelope Mortimer who worked on the film. And she said the stories were taken on the evidence of an ex Pat divorce say, you know, the story about the lives of Saudi princesses. And no effort was made to check up on information. It's rumor it's opinion on the audience gets conned. Well, Antonis I was that he probably needed to make this a fictional story. Because it was too hard to get people on the record. And so he set out to write a screenplay with Penelope mortem, and when you decided to step away from that he was unhappy with the he got into a tiff with Penelope Mortimer. So that those arguments go back to that disagreement defending you say people confirmed the story of the Princess we also have with our own eyes witness the story of Jamach Shoji stregic. Which our intelligence agencies believe the Saudis sent a hit team to murder him in cut him up. I mean if not under the autism Hamad bin Salman. We would say to people this film is so instructional Russian see. But it's very hard to see it in the UK. It wasn't broadcast again until a private screening in two thousand nine. It was rebroadcast by you on frontline in two thousand five for the twenty fifth anniversary. We have thought we did find it on YouTube. Have you thought about releasing it would we we could we would look at it again. And and see it was an enormous event when it was broadcast in nineteen eighty it was the highest rated film at the time in public television history. And when it went back in two thousand and five it was he didn't have quite the same impact lie. Do you think that is David fanning, do you think we've just there's an acceptance of this? I think acceptance I think there has been Lasorda acceptance of Saudi Arabia's role as an ally in the country, and and a reluctance and people in general to disturb. And ask hard questions of the kingdom. What we're seeing? Now, the who is his time in its life win with the prosecution. This terrible war in Yemen. People being held in hotel in Riyadh. This is a time of evaluation about Saudi Arabia and its its role in the civilized world. The way you, and I and I'm sure many others were thinking of this Princess with the recent headlines wondering, I mean, did you ever did you ever pick up anywhere that these young women? These current princesses are aware of her story. They might. Indeed, no, no Saudi Arabia. They still remember death of a Princess. We've had teams in Saudi Arabia ask why frontline rebroadcast death of a Princess in two thousand and five it's still famous story in the Middle East. And I'm sure frightening one. David fanning, frontline, speaking to us about the nineteen eighty docudrama..

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:45 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"So if a US person is there's a there's a threat against a US person that the intelligence services become aware of they have to let them know. And we believe based on circumstantial evidence that there was an awareness within the intelligence community of the threat. Two. Jamaica Shoji this includes alleged reports of text messages exchanged between Jared, Kushner and Hamad bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia prior to Jamaica shirt. She's visit to the consulate in Istanbul where he was subsequently murdered and dismembered. So there's some some evidence that. You know, there was an awareness that that he was at risk and he was not worn. So we filed a we're we're we're we're we're potentially suing the US government to compel them to make public. This information to to answer the question of whether they complied with this legal requirement likely that you think that they will comply. I'm a journalist. I'm not a lawyer. So I'll leave it to the lawyers to to answer that question. I mean, I think we I think we have a strong case. But I think that really we on one of the reasons you file a lawsuit. Like, this is you know, you hope to win. But you also want to make the point and said whether we win or not I think it's important that we we make express our concern in this way. You know, one thing I want to mention about the coach you case sort of. Interesting development is the the UN a special rapid tour on forced disappearances is actually her name is onions Calamar, and she is actually in Istanbul now carrying out an investigation into the crime. So that's good that there continues to be international attention. And we're hoping ultimately that the UN secretary general gets behind an international investigation. They're they're not that many clear past the Justice. But that's a critical step. Got some listener comments here. Richard Wright's sad. But isn't this? Also, the problem of being a citizen of a world superpower, your guests talks about other countries. But those countries are countries, which do not have the same geopolitical position. Yeah. I mean, I think there's there's you know, there's there's a there's a a case to be made. I mean, I think that part of it is, and I think we discussed this with with Cam who called in from India. You know, the US should've geo political posture in the world creates complexities. But again, if you look at the data, and you look at who's kidnapped you realize just how complex this crime is, you know, Turkish citizens are kidnapped and. People from Latin America, and of course, most of kidnapping domestic so international kidnappings a relatively small set. Of the overall the overall number. But, but you know, it is it is a very complex crime and motivations are very always variable. Which is why I think it's really critical that we knock it locked into a narrow policy framework, but have the broadest and most flexible policy possible, another comment here listener asks can you speak the hostage exchanges. Good policy for the United States to be in the business of using humans in exchange for other people. Well, this is this is a nasty business. You know? So so, you know, sometimes I kind of at the end of the book, I look at you know, how how do we look at this issue is in an ethical issue? Is it a political issue is it a policy issue and the ethics of ransom payments, and and and and exchanges. It's coercive. It's a course of strategy. So the goal of the kidnappers is to compel people to do things that are contrary to their values and principles. So you always. Have to kind of look at it from that that that perspective, but I will say the prisoner exchanges under the Geneva conventions are specifically contemplated. And that the US does engage in prisoner exchanges. When their service personnel are taken captive in the context of an armed conflict, and people may remember the Bo bergdahl case the soldier who wandered off the base in Afghanistan was taken hostage by the Taliban and the US released five prisoners from Guantanamo for his freedom. And I should point out that if if you were a journalist or aid worker, there would have been known negotiation, the Taliban is a designated terror group. So there would have been no negotiation is only because he was a servicemember that there was although they were court martialed him. Well, yeah. I mean, the question is not whether he deserves to be punished. Yeah. The question is what is the policy? How do we engage when these terrible things happen? You're listening to form Joel Simon from the committee to protect journalists is appearing tonight at the World Affairs Council tonight..

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:23 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Are gone with we've gotten confirmation from people inside and from politicians who have also been told that all the children are gone mostly to sponsors to family sponsors. And we're very happy about that. And we're also very concerned because we know that there are detention centers and other parts of the country public teachers in Los Angeles are planning to stage a city-wide strike today demanding better pay more funding for schools support staff smaller class sizes and a cap on the number of charter schools in the district. This strike initially planned. For last week was put on hold but the teacher's union United teachers, Los Angeles and district leaders failed to reach an agreement in their ongoing go she ations the union represents over thirty thousand members. This will be the first such strike in nearly thirty years on Friday. The New York Times reported intelligence agents began investigating Trump's two thousand seventeen firing a former FBI director James Comey because of concerns he made me working quote on behalf of Russia unquote against US interests. Investigators reportedly launched the investigation after Trump himself linked commies firing to the probe into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election on Saturday. The Washington Post reported Trump went to extrordinary lengths to keep details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin hidden, including his July two thousand eight hundred eighteen meeting in Helsinki after which Trump reportedly took his own interpreters notes. House Judiciary committee chair Jerry Nadler has said he's looking into the reports while house foreign affairs committee chair Eliot angle said his panel will hold hearings on Trump's quote dark dealings with Putin. The Wall Street Journal's reporting the national Security Council asked the Pentagon about possible military options targeting a Ron last year. The request followed a September strike by Iranian forces in Baghdad which did not result in any damage or casualties. National security adviser John Bolton is known. I extremely hawkish foreign policy views nece openly called for regime change in Iran. Following the Pentagon's announcement of the start of US troop withdrawals from Syria last week, Trump ratcheted up threats to Turkey over the issue of Syrian Kurds. Trump said in a tweet Sunday the US would quote devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds on Saturday. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he believed Turkey and the US could work together towards a good outcome days after Turkish president Richard Baird. One blasted national security adviser John Bolton for saying Turkey should protect Syrian Kurdish fighters a condition for US troop withdrawal from Syria. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israeli forces had attacked Iranian weapons warehouses in Syria secretary state, Mike Pompeo met with crown prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh today. The Trump administration's continued to defend the Saudi regime over the killing of Washington. Host columnists Jamaica Showkey who has killed more than one hundred days ago and October the Saudi consulate an Istanbul Turkey by Saudi agents in November Pompeo told the Senate that despite CIA findings to the contrary there's no direct evidence linking the crown prince with the murder, however, senators unanimously passed a resolution last month condemning Hamad bin Salman for quiz show. She's murder. A Saudi teen who fled. Her abusive family has been granted asylum in Canada last week eighteen year old for half. Muhammad Okinawan flew to Thailand where she was first threatened with deportation. But was eventually able to meet with you and representatives about her case her story went viral as she live tweeted her ordeal, including barricading herself into her Tai hotel room to avoid being put on a plane back to her family. However reportedly had to quit Twitter on Friday after receiving death threats. She arrived in Toronto on Saturday. Greeted by Canada's foreign minister in Gaza, Palestinians, attended the funeral Saturday of a forty four year old Palestinian woman killed by his rarely fire Friday during weekly protests near the separation barrier with Israel, another twenty five Palestinians were injured, according to Gaza health officials Israeli forces have killed at least two hundred twenty Palestinian since. Protests under the banner of the great March. Marcher return started in March of last year in more news from the occupied. Territories. A UN official has said around twenty seven thousand Palestinians in the West Bank are no longer receiving any World Food Programme assistance since the start of the year due to funding cuts and other hundred sixty five thousand in both Gaza and the West Bank are receiving reduced number of food assistance from the UN run program. The cuts are due to a drop in donations in recent years, most notably from the United States in France. Tens of thousands of yellow vests. Protesters took to the streets over the weekend for the ninth straight week..

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

WAFS Biz 1190

02:44 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

"Taxpayer expense from Wall Street to Peachtree. This is biz eleven ninety. And it's nine thirty AM into by a quick check on what's happening with these regional equity markets. This was the last training days highlights some damp and risk appetites hitting Egypt's again, the global equity story having an impact on one point four percent. Saudi Arabia snapping what happened a seven day winning streak down a quarter of one percent and Abu Dhabi gaining for a fourth day. You've got the largest lender. I Abu Dhabi Bank increasing as much as one point seven percent. We'll get into some of these key scenes shortly. But now, let's check in on the first word headlines for you from around the world across out to NFL drillers. Thanks. British diplomat. A now said to be working on the assumption. That breaks it we'll be delayed beyond the end of March. The two sides are preparing for that all the direct talks yet to take place. Theresa May pleaded for support as at Brexit deal heads of widely expected defeat labor party raise the pressure on the prime minister demonic a snap election. If may still fails. We were promised the easiest trae daily history. We seen a divided deliver a withdrawal deal with nothing more than a fake outline future relationship with you will be coming in disarray. If the prime minister's Dale is rejected tomorrow, it's time for general election. It's time you got. China is promising to cut taxes on a larger scale to help support the slowing economy. A joint statement from the finance ministry and the national development and reform commission says the measures will be targeted at small businesses and manufacturing this little sign at the current stimulus has boosted the real economy, which could register the slowest growth three decades next week. Number two, Richard Clarita has floated the possibility that policymakers will hike fewer times fifth year and the two hinted at in their loss, mating, FOX business. He said a lot of happened since the beginning of last month and global growth data has set have softened the dot plot from December's meeting indicated to hike this year, by Clarita said the same doesn't vote on the dots. U S secretary Mike Pompeo says he's told Saudi Arabia's rulers Washington expects the kingdom to get to the bottom of the Khashoggi killing and hold those responsible to account crown prince Hamad bin Salman has been accused by some of complicity in the murder. Says was completely clear about the administration's view of accountability. Global news twenty four hours a day.

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

WAFS Biz 1190

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

"Maybe stronger than what the Trump administration has been giving off on this issue so far. However, it doesn't really go as far as what congress would want which is to sort of lay blame on they're still sticking to the line that, you know, investigations are ongoing, and and they want to wait for those investigations for those that factfinding mission as it were to be completed before they make a judgement at the end of the day. He did go to Saturday that he did meet with Hamad bin Salman, and there continues to be these differences in the US position between what what what the administration wants. And what made the intelligence community is saying this is really at the core of this issue. It's the position of the US administration on the Saudi Crown prince. And this is emblematic of how the relationship is at the moment as well as right? I mean, the US administration. I e President Trump, essentially. Has been very supportive hammered on this issue. And whereas there's been leaks from what the CIA saying. And there's what people in congress and the Senator saying which are much more really very critical of of. Hamilton assignments role in all of this. There's a feeling that he needs to take responsibility for this President Trump says no there is no evidence to link him. Of course, the Saudis themselves are saying we are taking actions. And they are the prosecutor has taken action people are in jail people are being prosecuted in the are ongoing. And they're saying what they're clear about is that the prince himself has nothing to do with this..

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

12:24 min | 3 years ago

"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"A look ahead to tonight's glamour and glitz at Hollywood's Golden Globe awards will this film be a favorite to walk off with the big prizes. Cleanest, mixture ordinary passage. What I can tell even if I cop say. Darren I did not she's been struck by tragedy. Everyone leaves me. Well, we'll discuss the favorite and some of the other leading contenders to be best film during the Hollywood awards season. And with us for the rest of the program until eight thirty GMT, our guests Candace Allen, she's an American born novelist journalist and filmmaker now based in London and Paul Mellon. He's a journalist and researcher at the Africa program at Chatham house here in London more from them in a moment, but first provisional results from last Sunday's presidential election and the Democratic Republic of Congo redo to be announced later today, but indications are that not going to happen on Saturday. The head of the country's election commission said fewer than half of the tally sheets for the vote had been received. And that the results of wouldn't be announced until sometime this coming week. We're still waiting for the commission to confirm that statement. But some foreign governments and the Roman Catholic church and the DRC have criticized those remarks. Wchs. Stephanie Walters is a central Africa analyst and head of the peace and security research program at the institute for security studies in Pretoria since BBC reporters are getting mixed messages about what's happening about today's scheduled announcement of the provisional results, what is this uncertainty doing to the credibility of the vote. Well, I think we are already in an extremely tense environment. We had a week where we had different declarations from political parties. Also from observer mission we've known for some days that it was unlikely that we would see the publication of provisional results today. And of course, it's also weren't you? Remember that the internet is shut down. So all of this is happening in a climate that is already quite tense, and where the independent electoral commission lacks credibility as a result of a of a relatively poorly run electoral campaign process in two years of delay. So of course, it's no surprise really that. We will be getting the results today, but it will make matters significantly more tense earlier this week. The Roman Catholic church made an extraordinary intervention by claiming it knew who the Victor of the election was what do you make of the church's claim? The Catholic church has the largest domestic observer mission in the DRC has about forty at about forty thousand observers on the ground during the elections. And this was significant because most international observer groups that you normally see in elections were kept out. We had a handful of African Union observers and a handful of Sidanko service. So the Catholic church really does a lot of credibility in terms of where it was located in its spread across the DRC is also, of course, a significant player in civil society has been a very important voice in the last few years when the elections have been continuously delayed. I think would be what the Catholic church is trying to say is essentially, we we are watching you very closely to the independent literal commission, and to the government, and we also have our our own truth about who won this election. Of course, there's been concerns that the government may not announce the actual real outcome of this election, and that there may be cheating, and I think. The Catholic church is trying to preempt that indeed the opposition leader was was far ahead in polls throughout the campaign. How will his supporters react if he doesn't win? Is there a serious thread violence? I think that there is a very serious threat. Violently seen violence and ongoing protests in the DRC for the last three years, even during the electoral campaign, peaceful assemblies of opposition groups, we've seen the security services respond violently shooting a supporters of the opposition. There about ten people who were killed ten civilians were killed during that period. So there has been a recurrent violence in the DRC around these elections. There's a lot of tension. There's a lot of expectations. There's a lot of hope that there will be real change in the DRC as a result of this election and all of this again in a climate where the independent electoral commission, really lacks credibility and doesn't have much trust from the population. So if we do see in announcement that the the incumbent successor that is Sherry has actually won this election. That's what the senior announces. I do anticipate that there will be protests and violence in the DRC, and what about others who were observing this election. Regional representatives could could they have said or done anything more to highlight concerns about the way the elections been conducted. I think that the African Union inside anchor the to national mechanisms that were on the ground could've done a lot more ahead of the election. In terms of of expressing concern about killing the key technical issues. Notably a six million voters who didn't have corresponding biometric data who were registered about introduction of new voting technology about the political climate which was very repressive about the exclusion of some key opposition members. These are all things that those organizations could have been clear about ahead of this vote. Their preliminary reports after the election have been similar in some ways to the Catholic church and others have said that there were irregularities in terms of the the opening times that there were delays that the voting machines sometimes we're caused complications. And ultimately, we're essentially, quite quite wishy washy and didn't really say much. So I think that they certainly could have been much stronger ahead of time, and we'll have to wait and see what happens. Now, we know that the union. Can union has met with head of the observer mission in the DRC anticipate that they will be watching closely. What happens in the coming days and their voice in what they say about this will be really decisive Stephanie Walters. Egypt appears to a failed in its attempts to block the broadcast of an interview by American television network CBS with the President Abdel Fattah SEC among other things. The sixty minutes program special features, the president talking about his covert military cooperation with Israel CBS says it has refused to pull the interview and will broadcast later today. A Dula alario is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University in Qatar. I asked him what the leaders said in his interview that led to his own government's concerns. There's a question here of the fact that he's planning to multiple audiences said, so one of the revelations, of course, was Egypt's very high level military cooperation with. Israel, which I think initially perhaps that that that CC believed that this was going to be something that would endear and his regime in particular to. Western leaders and policymakers and at the same time, this is something that could kind of jeopardize some of his popularity back home. And I think as a result perhaps they wanted to walk back some of those statements, then of course, there was the other question regarding the the plight of political prisoners in Egypt. I think the number of sixty thousand was quoted in the interview. And so there there was this question of, you know, whether they're even our political prisoners, of course, something that the regime completely denies, but which is so well documented by Human Rights Watch. And so many other organizations that are keeping tabs on the very widespread repression in Egypt ever since the coup of two thousand thirteen that brought CC to power in the first place. So I think these were at least two of the major revelations that have come across so far in this interview before it even aired. He also spoke about the crackdown that was launched after he led the military's overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in two thousand thirteen. Yeah. So there there was this was the robot massacres it's become known in. This was following a six-week sit in by protesters who oppose the military coup. Of course, if you remember this was at the time when there was still the Egyptian uprising the revolution. That was being attempted to transition the country to democracy away from the thirty year dictatorship Hosni Mubarak. And of course, the military coup. Signalled an end to that process and signalled a return back to the kind of authoritarian dictatorship that Egyptians were trying to move away from and part of that crackdown involved a really violent massacre in which over a thousand options were killed at two different locations in Cairo. In the break-up of that city. And of course, as has marked this regime as being the bloodiest that Egypt's long history of authoritarianism at least in terms of a single day death toll. And of course, this is something that has been very meticulously documented and and recorded in a number of different reports. So we have one interview three big bombshells dropped in that interview. What explains it was was he simply unprepared does presidency. Have a history of saying surprising, things and interviews. Well, I think the real issue here is not so much cici's lack of media savvy as as much as it is really thinking in terms of the choice of venue because I think if we look back not that long ago just last spring, sixty minutes did a similar kind of sit down this time. It was with Hamad bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, and if people go back and watch that interview it was actually quite celebratory. I think to a certain extent that's possible. That CeCe was expecting similar treatment in this interview, where they would simply a celebrate, you know, whatever he he believes his achievements to be. But beyond that, I think also he's never really shown any kind of acumen in terms of dealing with the media. He doesn't have a very strong presence. And for that reason has really kind of shied away from from being very particularly public with his presidency. That was up Dula. I'll our an he's an associate professor of history of Georgetown University in Qatar palmilla. I'm curious to hear your thoughts on this. Any did any of those revelations, raise your eyebrows? Well, I think the confirmation of the cooperation with Israel is probably the thing that particularly particularly for an Egyptian audience will attract most attention after anybody in Egypt, and particularly those people who politically interested will be well aware, whatever their point of view, this is an authoritarian regime, so even if the figure of the number of political prisoners that's alleged gets a bit more airing that wehrley won't be perhaps taking things forward. But the confirmation that Egypt is actively strongly cooperating with Israel, and it's not just doing the minimum service for two countries that have shared frontier and recognize each other. But it's actively cooperating with these rarely government that that will make make quite an impact, and may also have some sort of wider resonance in the Arab world in terms of perceptions of how one how one relates the Israelis. But of course, as with all. These things in today's media environment. You can't put the genie back in the bottle. Once he said it in the interview, then any attempt to get her grand pool will simply give massively more publicity to to a program that actually probably many people might not have noticed was going to be broadcast. Absolutely. I it is fascinating to hear how this came about the interview took place and apparently shortly after the authorities made the request to CBS interview be pulled. I frankly, it's no surprise that. The CBS has said, no, so far, they're they're really pushing ahead with the broadcast will they they wouldn't have had much choice, especially if when you think of Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Crown prince if he was given a a rather gentle ride a few months ago, then given all the controversy over Saudi policy much more recently CBS may have felt well we we can't ever be accused of being too gentle ought to lacking. In questioning we have to be seen to be very rigorous. Absolutely. What you are listening to the BBC World Service. It's eighteen minutes past the hour..

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"hamad bin salman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

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"Egypt appears to have failed in its attempts to block the broadcast of an interview by the American television network CBS with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi among other things the sixty minutes program special features, the president talking about his covert military cooperation with Israel CBS says it has refused to pull the interview and will broadcast later today. L Aryan is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University. I asked him what the AGIP shin leader said in this interview that led to his own government's concerns. There's a question here of the fact that he's planning to multiple audiences said, so one of the revelations, of course, was Egypt's very high level military cooperation with Israel, which I think initially perhaps that that that CC believed that this was going to be something that would endear him and his regime in particular to western leaders and policymakers and at the same time, this is something that could kind of jeopardize some of his popularity back home. And I think as a result perhaps they wanted to walk back some of those statements, then of course, there was the other question regarding the plight of political prisoners in Egypt. I think the the number of sixty thousand was quoted in the interview. And so there there was this question of, you know, whether they're even our political prisoners, of course, something that the regime completely denies, but which is so well. Documented by Human Rights Watch. And so many other organizations that have been keeping tabs on the very widespread repression in Egypt ever since the coup of twenty thirteen that brought CC to power in the first place. And so I think these were at least two of the major revelations that have come across so far in this interview before it even aired. He also spoke about the crackdown that was launched after he led the military's overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in two thousand thirteen. Yeah. So there was this was the robot massacres, it's become known. And this was following six weeks. Sit in by protesters who oppose the military coup. Of course, if you remember this was at the time when there was still the Egyptian uprising the revolution. That was being attempted to transition the country to democracy away from the thirty year dictatorship hosting Mubarak. And of course, the military coup. Signalled an end to that process and signalled a return back to the kind of authoritarian dictatorship that were trying to move away from. And part of that crackdown involved a really violent massacre in which over a thousand injections were killed at two different locations in Cairo and the break-up of that city, and of course, has has marked this regime as being the bloodiest that Egypt's long history of terrorism at least in terms of a single day death toll. And of course, this is something that has been very meticulously documented and recorded in a number of different reports. So we have one interview three big bombshells dropped in that interview. What explains it was was he simply unprepared does presidency. She have a history of saying surprising, things and interviews. Well, I think the real issue here is not so much cici's lack of media savvy as as much as it is really thinking in terms of the choice of venue because I think if we look back not that long ago just last spring, sixty minutes did a similar kind of sit down this time. It was with. Hamad bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, and if people go back and watch that interview is actually quite celebratory. I think to a certain extent it's possible that CeCe was expecting similar treatments in this interview, where they would simply a celebrate, you know, whatever he he believes his achievements to be, but beyond that, I think also he's never really shown any kind of accurate in terms of dealing with the media. He doesn't have a very strong presence. And for that reason has really kind of shied away from from being very particularly public with his presidency. That was Abdullah Al area. He's an associate professor of history at Georgetown University in Qatar South Korea has one of the fastest growing computer game industries in the world over half the population play such games, but this rapid growth of video game appreciation comes with its own set of problems around one in seven school age. Children are thought to be at risk of becoming addicted to such games prompting the government to look at different ways of treating the problem from Seoul, our correspondent. Laura bicker reports. In South Korea, many kids don't want to be sporting legends. Or rockstars? They want to be professional gamers. Hundreds cram into fully equipped games rims known as PC bans in this arena. You can become a.

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