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"hamid karzai" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"History judge that but the people in this country you know the lives when i look back in all those river. Bloods like literally flowing. People give their lives in districts for education for ordinary people a tribal lender and de collect dedicated. His own line making shorter his daughter could go to school like the rest of his district. You know. I think those are the type of things that i hope one day will give us a piece that has been extremely elusive in our lives and the lives of generations in this country. Afghan journalist salah sahrawi speaking on august. Eighteenth just three days. After the taliban seized control of afghanistan at the time the law was hoping to stay in this country but just days later he and his family boarded a flight to doha cutter. He posted a message on twitter reading the day. I leave country my city my cobble a massacre of my dreams and aspirations a tragic day in my life he wrote an august twenty fifth the week after our first conversation. The law joined us again. This time from doha. I asked him to talk about his decision to leave afghanistan. Extremely painful decision all of a sudden. I had to leave my office which was next door to my home without being able to tell my sisters family members where we will ring. I took my parents my wife my daughter with me hiding for a couple of nights and then we hit it towards the hamid karzai international airport. And since i know the city so well it's it's my hometown my city it's wet. I grew up You know. I felt like nowhere. Safe for me is You know taliban fighters in certain members of taliban factions continued to knock on doors. I don't know why they were doing that. What exactly they wanted. And why did the taliban political leadership failed to prevent such searches you know which are widespread across many different parts of the city The only thing that i could really leave what what was a pair of clothes and only two weeks ago. I had gone to the northern parts of kabul city speaking to people who are forced because the war in kunduz province in northern honest and that dot moment that i saw i was talking to them immediately went back to the nineteen ninety s when i was a kid and we were forced to leave kabul Because of the fighting. And i would never never thought that only two weeks later on it will be my fate as well so the fact that i could only pick up my own computer in couple of five phones and chargers in a pair of clothes and not knowing actually if we will make it into the airport upside of weinstein was acting. You know a very very painful at period of time. Especially for my family's sake for my daughter's sake. But once i was on the plane. Thanks to the atari government for evacuating close to one hundred fifty people on that flight..
"hamid karzai" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"History judge that but the people in this country you know the lives when i look back in all those river. Floods like literally flowing. People give their lives in districts for education for ordinary people a tribal lender and de collect dedicated. His own line making shorter his daughter could go to school like the rest of his district. You know. I think those are the type of things that i hope one day will give us a piece that has been extremely elusive in our lives and the lives of generations in this country. Afghan journalist salah sahrawi speaking on august. Eighteenth just three days. After the taliban seized control of afghanistan at the time the law was hoping to stay in this country but just days later he and his family boarded a flight to doha cutter. He posted a message on twitter reading the day. I leave country my city my cobble a massacre of my dreams and aspirations a tragic day in my life he wrote an august twenty fifth the week after our first conversation. The law joined us again. This time from doha. I asked him to talk about his decision to leave. Afghanistan extremely handful decision all of a sudden. I had to leave my office which was next door to my home without being able to tell my sisters family members where we will ring. I took my parents my wife my daughter with me hiding for a couple of nights and then we hit it towards the hamid karzai international airport. And since i know the city so well it's it's my hometown my city it's wet. I grew up You know. I felt like nowhere. Safe for me is You know taliban fighters in certain members of taliban factions continued to knock on doors. I don't know why they were doing that. What exactly they wanted. And why did the taliban political leadership failed to prevent such searches you know which are widespread across many different parts of the city The only thing that i could really leave what what was a pair of clothes and only two weeks ago. I had gone to the northern parts of kabul city speaking to people who are forced because the war in kunduz province in northern honest and that dot moment that i saw i was talking to them immediately went back to the nineteen ninety s when i was a kid and we were forced to leave kabul Because of the fighting. And i would never never thought that only two weeks later on it will be my fate as well so the fact that i could only pick up my own computer in couple of five phones and chargers in a pair of clothes and not knowing actually if we will make it into the airport upside of weinstein was acting. You know a very very painful at period of time. Especially for my family's sake for my daughter's sake. But once i was on the plane. Thanks to the atari government for evacuating close to one hundred fifty people on that flight..
"hamid karzai" Discussed on THIS IS DEMOCRACY
"History judge that but the people in this country you know the lives when i look back in all those river. Floods like literally flowing. People give their lives in districts for education for ordinary people a tribal lender and de collect dedicated. His own line making shorter his daughter could go to school like the rest of his district. You know. I think those are the type of things that i hope one day will give us a piece that has been extremely elusive in our lives and the lives of generations in this country. Afghan journalist spalato sahrawi speaking on august. Eighteenth just three days. After the taliban seized control of afghanistan at the time the law was hoping to stay in this country but just days later he and his family boarded a flight to doha cutter. He posted a message on twitter reading the day. I leave country my city my cobble a massacre of my dreams and aspirations a tragic day in my life he wrote an august twenty fifth the week after our first conversation. The law joined us again. This time from doha. I asked him to talk about his decision to leave afghanistan. Extremely painful decision all of a sudden. I had to leave my office which was next door to my home without being able to tell my sisters family members where we will ring. I took my parents my wife my daughter with me hiding for a couple of nights and then we hit it towards the hamid karzai international airport. And since i know the city so well it's it's my hometown my city it's wet. I grew up You know. I felt like nowhere. Safe for me is You know taliban fighters in certain members of taliban factions continued to knock on doors. I don't know why they were doing that. What exactly they wanted. And why did the taliban political leadership failed to prevent such searches you know which are widespread across many different parts of the city The only thing that i could really leave what what was a pair of clothes and only two weeks ago. I had gone to the northern parts of kabul city speaking to people who are forced because the war in kunduz province in northern honest and that dot moment that i saw i was talking to them immediately went back to the nineteen ninety s when i was a kid and we were forced to leave kabul Because of the fighting. And i would never never thought that only two weeks later on it will be my fate as well so the fact that i could only pick up my own computer in couple of five phones and chargers in a pair of clothes and not knowing actually if we will make it into the airport upside of weinstein was acting a very very painful period of time. Especially for my family's sake for my daughter's sake. But once i was on the plane. Thanks to the atari government for evacuating close to one hundred fifty people on that flight..
"hamid karzai" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"Of hours. Polaris award was there reporting for c. n. n. This is a site. I honestly thought. I would never see scores of taliban fighters and just behind us. Us embassy compound. That was just two weeks ago since then. Much of the world's attention focused on the kabul airport. American and other international personnel rushed to get flights out of the country along with tens of thousands of afghans crowds of desperate people outside the gates of the airport as taliban militiamen in coordination with american troops posted security last thursday. A suicide attack. There killed some two hundred afghans and thirteen. Us service members and around midnight last night. The last us troops flew out of kabul today. The taliban took control of hamid karzai international airport with a top official telling the associated press on the tarmac. that afghanistan is finally free for the world. I'm matthew bell on this. First day of full taliban ruin afghanistan many vulnerable afghans are hiding out at home. They're scared to venture out into the streets. That's the case for our next guest. He's worked in intelligence with the us army unit and later as a journalist for security reasons. We're not using his name. Were also masking his voice. We've heard many different sorts of reactions from afghan. So the news at the last. Us plane had departed from kabul international airport. How do you feel hearing that news. Burn disappointed and on the other hand it would just look at how the us remains little against on lavas largest shameful rockets to have this week. The united states do not have the property convinced to at least throw from the country more What happens when you say it's shameful for afghans. Explain what you mean. Our leaders and government people and the others date did not develop. Assorted relationship is a Choir with the us to convinced him to withdraw this today with the us. Pull.
"hamid karzai" Discussed on The World and Everything In It
"Rifles into the sky above kabul on monday and celebration after receiving word that the last us military planes had departed the airport hours later. General frank mackenzie confirmed that report. I'm here to ask the completion of our withdrawal from afghanistan in the end of the military mission to evacuate american citizens or country nationals and vulnerable afghans last c. seventeen lifted off from hamid karzai international airport on august thirtieth this afternoon at three twenty nine pm east coast time earlier on monday. Isis militants fired a volley of rockets at the kabul airport. The pentagon said anti rocket defense systems were able to take out the rockets before they struck the airport but some of the rockets landed across town reportedly striking residential apartment blocks white house press secretary. Jen psaki said monday. That with the evacuation mission. Now over officials aren't yet sure how many americans were left behind. We believe there are still a small number. I understand you're asking for the exact number who remained. We're trying to determine exactly how many but house republican leader kevin mccarthy said the exact number hardly matters. They're making a conscious decision that they're leaving americans behind. Why would you do that the two week. Airlift has brought scenes of desperation and horror in the early days. People desperate to flee taliban rule flooded onto the tarmac and some fell to their deaths after clinging to a departing plane and on thursday and isis suicide attack at an airport gate killed nearly two hundred afghans.
University Students Stranded in Afghanistan, Terrified to Be Identified by the Taliban
"From Blaze. Media News American University have In Afghanistan. Students terrified after being told they can't evacuate and their names have been given to the Taliban. Anybody who wanted to get out could get out. That's what the secretary of state just said 45 minutes ago. Hundreds of students at the American University of Afghanistan. Have been left terrified for their lives or to being denied evacuation from Kabul and told that the US government gave their names to the Taliban. In a stunning report published Sunday, the New York Slim's relay that roughly 600 students, staff and the relatives have been left stranded in a safe house in Kabul amid the Taliban's violet take over the country. There are hopes of evacuation debt. So let's assume 600 of them are citizens. Or dual citizens. Isn't 600 more than 250. Mr. It is. I think it is. Ladies and gentlemen. The group reportedly boarded buses set for a Hamid Karzai International airport on Sunday. Final attempt to flee the country. But after seven hours of waiting for clearance, the group was told to turn around the airport remained a security threatened civilian evacuations were to be halted permanently on Monday. Which they were. I regret to inform you that the high command at H K K I A. That would be the airport has announced there will be no more rescue flights. Imagine getting that email from American University president Ian Pickford Sunday afternoon. The scholar pilgrims who were turned away today while seeking safe passage to a better future need the help of the U. S government who gave them the hope they must not lose pick for it added While being instructed to return home. The defeated group received the worst news. Their names have been shared with the Taliban by the United
U.S. Officials Provided Taliban With Names of Americans, Afghan Allies to Evacuate
"Vitamin admits to he may have given the taliban kill lists. No he didn't. He didn't may have anything he gave. The taliban a kill list a potentially deadly blonder biden's administration effectively handed. The taliban kill list the target afghans who aided the us according to a report thursday and he admitted it may have happened when ass later at a white house briefing following the taliban okay so everybody in that white house knows this guy's out of his mind and i understand that the buck stops with him but when the buck stops with him it stopped with his entire administration. Because this guy is incapable of making a decision alone. I mean he did it with this. Pull out apparently. And then the rest of his administration went wild because no one in their knows what the what to do. Following the taliban takeover in kabul us officials there gave the islamic extremist group. The names of american citizens green card holders and afghan allies so they could be allowed to enter the taliban control perimeter around hamid karzai international airport according to politico so all. The taliban did thank you. You came to us now. We don't have to search for you and we can kill you. This is the dumbest thing ever and then couple that with the fact that obviously americans are stuck there and i'm hearing reports that it's over ten thousand. Have this press. What's john kirby not The spokesperson for the The department of defense talking about there's a thousand people there or fifteen hundred americans. I'm hearing numbers. Reportedly that may be as high as ten times. That and the biding is prepared to leave. Americans behind for the sake of hopefully winning an election or In twenty twenty two instead of just using the troops that are there to take back the ballgame air force
Pentagon Officials Expect Future Attack Attempts in Kabul
"U. S Service members were killed and 18 others wounded in a complex attack around Kabul's airport today. CBS News Pentagon correspondent CAMI McCormick has the latest Hard day today, the Central Command's general Kenneth Mackenzie, on the attacks in Kabul. Two suicide bombers assessed to have been Isis fighters detonated in the vicinity of the abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport and in the vicinity of the Baron Hotel, which is immediately adjacent. He says Isis gunmen then opened fire on civilians and military forces. McKenzie says the evacuation mission will continue. Even though there are more imminent threats, including rocket attacks and vehicle borne suicide bombers. That could happen, he says. At any
Deadly Explosions in Kabul Complicate Hard Journey for Afghan Refugees
"Powerful explosions ripped through crowds trying to enter kabul's airport today. The pentagon says at least twelve u. s. service members were killed fifteen more. Were wounded marine corps. General frank mackenzie commander of us. Central command spoke with reporters earlier today. This is a hard day today as you know to suicide. Bombers assess to been isis fighters detonated in the vicinity of the abbey gate at hamid karzai international airport and in the vicinity. The baron hotel which is immediately adjacent. The attack on the abbey gate was followed by a number of isis gunman opened fire on civilians and military forces. A local health official said the attacks killed at least sixty afghan civilians and many more are still fighting for their lives. Our chief foreign affairs correspondent yaroslav trofimov says the blasts of added turmoil to what was already a highly tense evacuation with all these attacks these no access to the airport right now because the gates through which people have become mass murder scenes. We're talking about multiple multiple casualties there. It's really the carnage a lot of the european and other countries that were assisting the us in this effort Working together have already health evacuation flights from candidate to the netherlands to denmark and the us itself had warned. That doesn't there's not a lot of time left for this fights because the military needs to dismantle its infrastructure and joy on troops that are more than five thousand new troops on the airport ahead of that august thirty first deadline that president biden it sets the window of opportunity for people to leave was rapidly shrinking ahead of this explosion and now it's pretty much shut justice of people making out a digestive people leaving afghanistan on its flights are very slim and we're still have hundreds more than a thousand and probably the american citizens stranded in the country equal or larger number of european canadian citizens and then there are tens if not hundreds of thousands of afghans with valid reason too few of the taliban who will not make it.
Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Shocking Press Briefing
"Pentagon had a press briefing a remarkable remarkable press briefing for what was not answered and the way that they actually skirted the real issues. This is a man who is a disgrace to the uniform. He wants war. He is the official press spokesman for the pentagon. Admiral john kirby who was telling us The state of america in afghanistan. Today video cut eleven. Play cops john who's guarding the. Us embassy right now who will guard after the us military pulls out. Are there any contingencies. I do you have an agreement with the taliban and in terms of the airport. Do you have an agreement with any nato allies to keep like the turks to keep the airport open after the us. Military pulse out. So i understand i know. There's no military assets guarding the embassy compound the us embassy is operating out of hamid karzai international airport as for the turks they are still on ground at the airport assisting in this security mission that we have there. I won't speak for their intentions one way or another going forward but there's not going to be when the mission is over and when we are leaving the airport the airport will not not be the united states our responsibility anymore so how it gets managed going forward will be something that that the taliban who are now in kabul we'll have to manage them on their own and i assume with with the international community but that won't be an american responsibility. How did that man get to be the the official press spokesperson for the pentagon. How did that man get to be an admiral. How on earth did he get to be an admiral in the us. Navy is the question. john. Kirby can't give answers and the most the most egregious of all is the fact that this man can't answer the future of us representation on the ground in afghanistan. It is
"hamid karzai" Discussed on What It Takes
"Almost all of them the majority of them stayed more international security security forces more is of course more allied forces fight against these people. They never asked me for food. They never ask me for help for their daily lives. They always has at for the future for the future of galveston. That is what we are concentrating on and good future for the afghan people and that future has begun with children. Go to school from me. The happiest moments of my life of when i go out in the morning sometimes some places in see children going to school. That has been possible because of the help that america give because of the the international community games. And thank you very much for that thank you. That was afghanistan's former president hamid karzai in two thousand and two looking forward to a brighter future for his country. A lifetime ago. it seems i- malice winkler and.
"hamid karzai" Discussed on What It Takes
"Our women's i said all right and we waited didn't come then come at one. Thousand one was very tired of wind. Sepia right the in those we. We stepped in what he called. Where we're where shepherds take their animals at night during the summer look. I don't know that they've been english. Rooms we imager by. Yes so so we rent went with that and somebody can receive high a weight off. The planes are here and what i woke up. The planes were rated. Their planes were rated there. We received food ammunition and weapons in the middle of nowhere in central afghanistan to weigh in the morning when by three american fans that few probably from the us or europe or somewhere dropped fifteen paths did not fall in the right based on they would quite across to the other mountains but we went off to them in by the next morning to cover them. Thus how the journey begun but the best part is the taliban came off just today often. The weapons came four hundred of them. That was the only fight that we had in. We were saved and we won because not because we fought because when they were coming towards us villager an hour away from us cup that when you saw the troops coming in this turn run towards us maybe need over there and informed one of our centuries that there are four hundred of them coming towards you so wake up an call you leaders and tell them that the taliban coming through the taliban terrorists together and the man came to me look me up at four thirty the morning since i was in an attempt that was made out of the paratroop of thing that came from. This guy said that they're coming and she'd who since one who the taliban is coming. I said let's go in stockton. I went back to sleep. Imagine couldn't believe it. I said that someone is coming out. So i never imagined the do come to was enough and hours away. That long and he came back he said. I have two prisoners. I said what do you mean to preserve. The taliban to afghans had comments are rented the tolan that four hundred await that mostly arabs impact studies and there are after you they will kill you sean. And in a few minutes fighting begun we've felt that will eat it so we run out to the top of the mountain. we have no communications. We're nothing we'd only the guns that we received before from from from from nine and by the evening when we don't that they were defeated was to date by the time we had decided to split. We'd since of a forces down the valley forces to the villages only about eleven of us that one of our group that we had completely lost emerged in the evening said look we have one of the taliban all gone away and the is back in our hands too late. Everybody has asked him to go away. That's how do the other part of the journey began. And from this onwards news. Intimate is the story not not a single shot was fired by us against the taliban they can running themselves any vendors. That would go to the todd from that village. Run away anytime that would go to. The taliban from the tunnel runaway inpatient going to their that. The the people in afghanistan were in such a pain in such a terrible suffering that the slightest opportunity given they will defend themselves. Dude liberate the country and then two stories that i definitely mustard. Even if the time is shot. Return back to the provincial capital. After people had taken it on their own we receive eleven fifteen american special forces provincial capital. One day road having dinner with some guests and there was an elderly man sitting there with us. His name is disease is a man who had lost eight of his children and transient into one of the accident. American bombs eight hundred infants one kelvin and cheese of the planes were chasing the toddler bondi. The todd moved into a house of planning went to involve the house in. That was a civilian house. The whole family was destroyed in a traditional killed on his grandfather. Remainder like his name is these are. These are all of a city with. They're having dinner at this time. I got my mind. My we came in and said the americans that have arrived last night. Eleven of them. That was the first time that the emerging forces came to report to if they want to see you very nice men. One of those great called. Greg data jason captain. Jason was wounded. Same thing that we receive that vomit on. I said bring them in. When they came in they sat i summoned. Notice that the was fabulous by american bombing is also here. I felt embarrassed. I do not know what to do by thought. This man might misbehave season. Not be good in this dispensing hamad these americans. I said yes his. tell them. The time of lost eight of veteran at one of your accidental bombs. But i don't care. Even if i lose more of my people of my children. I wouldn't care if our attempted because your ear to the rate of kenniston. No that remark from me for a man to accept and also is drunk. Children and say that he's willing to accept mora's because the country's go to maneuver asian was the highest all fidget missy into in divert in the struggle against terrorism and of ghanistan that the afghan people wanted to be liberated by what infamies even if they lost families to the number one from that point onwards the the the force with which we moved against the taliban in the way they run away. The tourists under was the most remark. We can come the heart. Kandahar by piece we went to call injured government and as the head of the afghan government begin to receive people. The force roof opulent attorney steve. That's going on today..
"hamid karzai" Discussed on What It Takes
"Do have money. No what do you have. I said i have fifty people one hundred people that you are here. I said well this is public. Then they got together somewhere away from. They began to consult each other. The elders and the young men and then they give back to meet. Can you call the. Us and them for weapons. I say he can call yes. This is this proposition that i can accept me. They can do that. This should all right. Call the us in. See if you can be given some woman's i called the us embassy in islamabad. I said i'm it's all yes. Of course we know you are of our life isn't of course i'm talking to you have to buy good that your life. What is it that you can do for you. Can you send us weapons and uber surprise. This should yes we already. I said well. I'm still mountains here. This village that's what technology does is. It is that i should this. Arles gone okay. We no-risk gun where health or from the capital of gone. I said well look eleven. Hours foot couldn't guess. What do you mean our food. I said rather have traveled hours by putin minute in valley here mission which way eastward said i don't know find east of the city of west said i cannot deny us to half an hour and then i went to ask people wish we all me finding somebody should probably will west unless it all right and i called back. I said here's somebody that says. Probably we are west and they said fine you go and tonight you make four fires. This is unbelievable in a range of hundred meter away from each other at all corners of place that you think is flat enough in the in in these mountains. We'll find out where we are. And i went to ask people go make for fires- about eleven evening looked at for fires on top of four months living in the evening a civilised call we'll be warmer. They're soliciting this fine. They went to mid for fires connected wooden made for five in the next day. It called again this. We know we are socialize or whatever and then the imagery now tomorrow.
"hamid karzai" Discussed on What It Takes
"Me that people want to help the next morning early morning he came to me and said hamad. Do you want to do i. Should i want to remove the taliban he said. But how do you have these two watch and four people. Would you treat people. I know that there are people that i've been talking to for many years and including yourself this. Do something just to summarize a little of what happened next. Before hamid karzai continues his story the man who is secretly hosting karzai and his three comrades advise them to head for the central part of afghanistan where they could organize a resistance in the mountains. The man summoned his cousin a taxi driver and off. They went with disguises to help them get through undetected. The journey was perilous. The stuff of an action movie but along the way karzai said they discovered the true character of the afghan people and started together a small band of followers. He described one attempt to visit a rural mullah. He believed was sympathetic to his cause and asked the mullahs to bring together three tribal chiefs for dinner. He symphony beckham message three sons seeing that. For god's sake don't travel tours us during the daytime come to us but come on foot and sent somebody choi the way i said. Fine sued the journey. This is the first real dangerous part of the of the journey that we began. We saw it on foot and we went about two hours. Thirty minutes to to to Mountains through villages and a lot of times in the journey. Demand will change the way. We'll go very far away from the straight and i would ask. Why why are we doing. There's nobody here he said there is gupta or there is a there is a place there. If they hear footsteps they will come out to search if they see that innocent people they were suspect in there with orissa's loss of them. They're just that thinking that we might be arrested. Made him change the road for kilometers. Four or five kilometers. We are often that men's house we had dinner. I saw disbelief in him to shocking him. The towels was there trying to organize resistance against the taliban. The people that kim kim's secretly there of everybody went out of the house we would've known for all of us and this mullahs clergy. Say hamad you're here to remove the taliban as soon as you've been talking about this for years now but how can you move them. I said well you know people hate them. You said you're surely people hate them. Let's get together and fight them. They're only about sixty or seventy of them at the capitol at the provincial capital. Then there's more told me to fight messages then got a little bit then. He got a bit more close to be and say. I want to if you really want to defeat the taliban i want you to ask the united states to send some planes to bomb. The governor's house into bomb the military command of us. Don't be shocked. i said mr soon. So how shameful of you. I'm shocked that you asking me to ask the. Us planes to bomb. My country is one thing. You're not serious. If you are serious you asked us to come in to help us in win this war against terrorism. If you don't you're not serious we're going to kill our people you're working for terrorism and you leave this place. There was the strongest indication for me that the afghan people were sought adamantly so adamantly trying to get rid of terrorism in afghanistan and that they were real patriots into the new reality of life. Pragmatics could not fight tourism on their own. I did not know from outside the power at the highland. The name the television set of gunnison. By the way. I did not it before. I wouldn't have ghanistan that there was something called either. We knew some will renew terrorists but not in. The taliban were immensely powerful immensely strong in terms of resources in terms of equipment. And i told this man that. I cannot do this if you cannot this then you better eve because i'm not going to allow you to kill my children in women because of your desire to defeat taliban with two or three that we have we cannot do that. I said i have money. I have some money will find will will will by about fifteen guns and do that. He said no so. I moved out of his house. Kim china village and began to speak with more people. And i heard that the taliban had come off my presence in that area in the the terrorists out. And some pakistanis with him and the taliban had gotten together fifteen hundred people to attack us and the images came to me said what do you want you want faced in here or do you want to do something else. I said what would happen if them here. He drew a dramatic picture dutch. That shook me to my bones. He said hamad. If you face them here they will come with their rocket. Launchers with their rpg sevens arpita soon as a kind of a rocket and they will blow. Our women and children in their fresh would be hanging on trees. What solves shikin when the imagination that the children will be blown up and then you'll be spread on their flesh. I said no no. Of course not. I don't want to to face them here. Then what should i do. He should go to the mountains. I don't write this to the mountains and asks who's willing to go with me. Fifty people say we're going to with you and we began the journey and we went to the mountains. It took us thirteen hours. Drive at a place with there was one man with two of his children and his wife. Oh on on it a little hat in the middle of nowhere in the middle of mountains and this one man with his wife and two children fed for the first day that we arrived fifty people for the second date we were ninety people for the did one hundred and twenty people and he fed us all in the palm in that area. There i saw the next most remarkable thing people say. Do you have weapons. No.
"hamid karzai" Discussed on What It Takes
"That. You might just kill us in get results. But by the first of october of two thousand and one just to menton and few days after nine eleven i was one sitting with four of my michalis. Five of my colleagues. And i told them that afghanistan cannot have any more of this. Let's move in in the world community. Might help us. They should know the would not help us. I said they will. This should have been telling us for five or six years. Nobody has helped. I said this is different. Time think of new york think of what happened there. The has woken up list. Movement of ghanistan this move into the heart of taliban i had worked out of course it was not just a thing that that day we had worked for for for for for five or six years in the community and they should right so we've secretly decided to move into afghanistan to the borders had two motorbikes and for people and in the morning before we moved into afghanistan. I told my colleagues. I said listen friends. You're moving into. Afghanistan is taken over by terrorists is taken over by taliban is taken over by all sorts of foreign people that have come aghanistan ghanistan roiling life as an for the rest of the world. We might be captured. The moment we ghanistan and killed or you willing to face that. And i also said we have sixty percent chance of debt and forty percent chance to live and survive. Winning was no consideration. I mean we even think of that. This is all right. Let's do it to motorbikes. We drove into afghanistan straight from the pakistani border. This is this is either probably the. Us bombing has begun audit. Has its to begin to. I don't know when the us bombing began in afghanistan so we moved end onto motorbikes. We got to flat tire four times along the way on the highway but the of my did not capture us so we were lucky. God was with us shortly. We moved into kandahar city. The heartland of the taleban spent a night individuals house. He protected us. That was.
"hamid karzai" Discussed on What It Takes
"I will begin not with politics. I will begin with a personal story. The story of gan that was twenty years of age and studying in the soviet union invaded afghanistan. This one thousand nine hundred seventy nine and nineteen seventy nine. When wanting what. I was going to my university of setting in northern india in similar. I saw the newspapers in the morning. The newspaper at the soviet union has invaded afghanistan. My feeling that woman suddenly was of loss. I felt smaller much much smaller than i for that. When i was walking to my my college i heard people talking about the invasion and suddenly i felt a loss of identity. Who am i do. I have a country. Do i have a name. Do i have an identity. I said no. I don't i don't have a country. My country steak and over. And let's do something about off a few days. I took a bus student. Went something like three thousand kilometers to the eastern border of ghanistan. And i saw the first batch of refugees refugees that left afghanistan as the desert of the soviet invasion. The situation that they were the world but the pride that they had. I was eighteen or seventeen country. Study abroad at that age. You don't really know what the character of the society's how you people are how other people are. And i have some money with me my stupid money that my mother nights in and i handed out some of that money to one of my fellow. Afghans was urge insulted. Said what do you think you're doing. I said i'm trying to help. He said no. You don't help by handing me up some money. If you really want to help you help. The hall of aghanistan helped me go back home. This was a remarkable team. Helped me go back home. I still a few is there timbuktu. India had one one year year and a half to to compete my a faculty my graduate years. I did that in the moment. I finished out. I had remembered the word that a man who told me help helping back go home. I came to the afghans to fight against the soviet union. We one store short or come to the to the to the real part we won the service left went off ghanistan which academia as they were calling the time to power. I was appointed foreign minister of the country and war began rivalries begun interventions from neighbors began to country. Went back from one disaster to another duster while. I was in the resistance. The nine years that i was in the resistance fight against the soviets there were a group of people that were called the taliban people who long at other which he did forces fighting the swimmers and i knew the impressively people. There are honest people. There were there would be very true to the spirit that of jihad and the filing it and when the country into arche at the hands of warlords and commanders. One day one of these people came to me said mr karzai hamad. We're friends when fighting the soviet union afghanistan this country. What does happen to this country. War everywhere anarchy commuting and sought to women in suttles album shove this comfort insult to peace. We do something about. I said sure but how he said. Let's get to go and get rid of these commanders. Make the control right. i should find. That's how the process of the taliban began now. I did not know the stage that there were other things behind us that there were other forces. There were other intentions there. The taliban movement begun and they took the country. I associated with for about a year because they knew very well after a year signs emerged day-by-day that this movement is neither an afghan movement not a movement for peace of ghanistan not a movement for piece actually anywhere in the world. This is a movement that is going to bring disaster to afghanistan and to the rest of the world. this was victimized. In nineteen end of nineteen ninety-five. The taliban emerged in nineteen ninety-four..
"hamid karzai" Discussed on What It Takes
"Hi it's alice. I had a different episode in the works for this week but then afghanistan happened. The stories of chaos and desperation are continuing to unfold there. And while we're not a news podcast. The academy of achievement has in its archives. Something we thought would interest you this week. It's a speech in an interview with hamid karzai. The man who vanquished the taliban twenty years ago and became president karzai spoke at the academy's international summit in june of two thousand two full of hope for a new peaceful democratic afghanistan. I'm very very very optimistic. I'm sure of ghanistan will do very well. Because the afghan people saw adamant to make it good for them. This quest for dignity. This quest for respect discuss for the identity of gaston is so strong in afghanistan. They were not allowed this country to go back the way toss as we watched thousands of afghans during the past week swarming the hamid karzai international airport desperately attempting to flee their country under taliban rule. We thought you might find karzai's words in two thousand two fascinating and heartbreaking. This is what it takes a podcast about passion vision and perseverance from the academy of achievement. I'm your host. Alex went clear at a main. This child is gifted. And i heard that enough that i started to believe if you have the opportunity not a perfect opportunity and you don't take it. You may never have another child it all so clear. It was just like the picture started to form itself. They knew which ally could prevail over the truth darkness over light there over life every day. I wake up and decide today. I'm going to love my life. Decide if they're going to break your leg or when you're gonna play stay out of there and then along companies differential experiences that you don't look for you. Don't plan for the boy. You better not miss him. When hamas cars. I was a young man. He worked to end the soviet occupation of afghanistan then a little more than a decade later with a motorcycle in a small band of men. He launched the movement to oust the taliban his own father who had served in the government in the nineteen sixties was assassinated by taliban members karzai appealed to the united states and the rest of the international community to help overthrow the taliban but it wasn't until the tax of nine eleven that that help arrived in the form of a us invasion hamad. Karzai was victorious as we know and hailed a hero at the time. He attended the academy of achievement summit in dublin to tell his dramatic story. He was serving as chairman of the interim administration a month after the summit. He was chosen as his country's interim president. By afghanistan's grand council called the loya jirga in two years. After that he was elected by democratic popular vote. He remained president until two thousand fourteen by that time though his relationship with the united states had soured badly each blamed the other for the corruption in the afghan government one american diplomat even suggested karzai had become a drug addict cars. I lost his next election to ashraf ghani. The president who just fled afghanistan last week as the taliban marched back into kabul after twenty years hamad karzai remains in afghanistan and he made news during the past week when he met with taliban leaders to try to bring about a peaceful transfer of power and spare the lives of civilians. It's another world from the one he described to the academy of achievement in dublin. Back in two thousand and two. I received the invitation to tom today. To this distinguished gathering some two and a half months ago one of the attractions real major one was that i would be here among the distinguished Been also seeing the young leaders that would be shaping the world tomorrow because in my own country of ghanistan it was precisely this generation of accounts that had nothing to do no indication nor life danger all around fleeing and simply zero opportunity for future for me. If there's anything that. I can remember as an accomplishment would be the fact that the young afghans have now pursuant to go to school and learn and ghanistan now all of that. It's now in afghanistan trombley three in the morning. So if i fall asleep wake me up and i traveled nine hours. I believe to be here. And i'm here just two days before the law. Jirga there's the grand council of ghanistan to decide the next government of ghanistan so for staying with to destroy aghanistan. I might lose some votes but this is so important. The title lift my votes in cambridge. See you..
7 Afghan Civilians Killed Amid Chaos at Kabul Airport
"To Afghanistan now in the ongoing humanitarian crisis as the U. S tries to evacuate American citizens and thousands of Afghans who want to escape the Taliban Chaos turning deadly outside the airport gates in Kabul amid a crush of people desperate to get out. A B C's Ian panel has the latest on the ground there in Afghanistan. The US evacuating nearly 4000 people from Afghanistan over the last 24 hours, but there's still fewer than the day before. The U. S military airlifted nearly 6000 evacuees in a single day. Six U. S. Military C. 17 and 32 charters departed Kabul. Now the U. S administration, insisting evacuation measures are ramping up President Biden telling ABC News there was anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000. US citizens still in Afghanistan, with 2.5 1000 Americans among the 17,000 evacuated from Kabul. This is the chaos and confusion outside Hamid Karzai Airport enters its seventh day and this is how bad things have got The UK Ministry of Defence confirming to ABC News, seven Afghan civilians died in the crush Saturday, right outside the airport Gates. Devastating video showing bodies covered by white tops. British soldiers trying to keep people hydrated in the blistering heat. Stay there. Stay there. Despite the growing turmoil, tens of thousands remain many scrambling to get out of the country. The U. S embassy now advising US citizens still here to avoid the airport altogether and seek shelter unless they have quote individual instructions from a U. S. Government
Taliban Militants Violently Disperse Rare Afghan Protest
"Taliban actions are being watched closely now that they've re taken power in Afghanistan with the signs are mixed and many remain skeptical the Taliban pledged to form an inclusive Islamic government and today they released a photograph of the delegation meeting with former president Hamid Karzai along with the head of Afghanistan's national reconciliation council the chief of Britain's defense staff general Sir Nick Carter says he sees a change they recognize that if of course the last twenty years Afghanistan has evolved Carter says they are keeping the streets of the capital city print com it was a different scene in the eastern city of Jalalabad the protesters took down the white Taliban flags and raised the black red and green national flag our system on some Taliban on the scenes firing into the air and beating the protesters with sticks local health officials said at least one person was killed and six wounded former NATO adviser Charlie Herbert says he doesn't trust the Taliban have changed that is simply no evidence that they have moderated in any shape or form they'll wait check that biting my time into relief couple and then the bloodletting will stocks I'm Ben Thomas
"hamid karzai" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Several of taliban's top political leaders have returned to afghanistan after years of living in exile. The taliban co founder. Mullah do gun eight by dr. Who is expected to become afghanistan's next president arrived in kandahar today. Bardar was released from pakistani prison. At the request of the trump administration. Three years ago he was deeply involved in the. Us taleban talks in doha. meanwhile former afghan president hamid karzai held talks today with the head of the uh connie network powerful faction of the taliban. This all comes as the taliban moves to secure. Its control of afghanistan on tuesday. The taliban held a news conference where they promised amnesty for former government officials and pledged to eradicate opium production. The taliban also made promises to protect some rights of journalists and women. The government offices will be activated soon and all employees including women and will return to work and work in areas permitted by sharia law. We and you see that in the field of medicine education police and other sectors of society and we need women because it is a necessity of society. Despite the taliban's pledges many women across afghanistan have not left their homes since the taliban seized control earlier today the taliban opened fire on hundreds of protesters in the northeastern jalalabad who marched through the streets holding the black red and green afghan flag aljazeera reports. Two protesters were shot. dead and twelve. Were wounded the taliban also reportedly beat journalists covering the protests in kabul the capital. The taliban has used live ammunition at checkpoints outside the international airport where the us and other foreign governments are evacuating. Its citizens and allies. The us has also used live ammunition at the airport. Killing to the us has so far evacuated eleven hundred people but as many as fifteen thousand us citizens remain in afghanistan on tuesday the us air force revealed it had found human remains inside the wheel of one of its c. Seventeen planes that flew out of kabul on monday. At least two people died monday after falling to their death after trying to cling onto a departing. Us plane meanwhile. The biden administration announced that it would freeze nearly nine and a half billion dollars held by the afghan government in us banks blocking the taleban from accessing. The money we begin. Today's show in kabul where we're joined bilal sarwari. He is an afghan journalist based in kabul. Who's been reporting on afghanistan for twenty years. Blonston where i speaking to you. Since the taliban seized control of afghanistan your response were you surprised. The significance of the president ashraf ghani fleeing the country. And what's happening now in the streets around you was trying to get married certificated For me and my wife in we'll plan to get a possible for newly born daughter. So i have spoken to government officials a day before some of them were my friends. The next morning. I was hitting towards those offices when i heard that the presidential palace employees were told to leave End at the presidential protection service which is on his equivalent of secret service. At the time. Were taking up positions so there was a lot of confusion and then in a matter of Basically thirty minutes or so. We found out that they didn't president ashraf vanni was supposed to go to the minister. Defense to have a meeting at the national command center which is a walking distance or a short drive but instead Mister had told his secret service detail that he would wanna fly there. So minister defense was waiting. The army chief of staff was waiting. The helicopters changed data actions in the what heading towards the hamid karzai international airport. I think once that fact was revealed the entire government in kabul problem bold in no time just like it crumbled across many of of line of sounds provinces where mass surrenders were negotiated between important provincial.
"hamid karzai" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Homicide detectives have been charged in the wrongful nineteen ninety-three conviction of anthony. Wright an african american father who spent a quarter of a century in prison on rape and murder charges. The three former police officers are accused of making false statements. In the case right was exonerated by dna evidence after a retrial. In two thousand sixteen and the billionaire sackler family owners of oxycontin maker purdue said it would abandon pledged to pay a four point five billion dollar settlement to help communities that have been devastated by the opioid epidemic unless they're granted immunity for current and future lawsuits. David sackler former purdue board member and the grandson of one of the founders made the remarks as he testified at hearing in federal bankruptcy court tuesday and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warren peace report. I made me goodman. Several of taliban's top political leaders have returned to afghanistan after years of living in exile. The taliban co founder. Mullah do gun eight by dr. Who is expected to become afghanistan's next president arrived in kandahar today. Bardar was released from pakistani prison. At the request of the trump administration. Three years ago he was deeply involved in the. Us taleban talks in doha. meanwhile former afghan president hamid karzai held talks today with the head of the connie network powerful faction of the taliban..
Taliban Seek to Project Calm as US Speeds Chaotic Evacuation
"The U. S. ministry took over Afghanistan's has space in the chaotic at times with accu rate that's the Taliban rolled into the capital Kabul the Taliban swept into the capital of to the western backed government collapsed in president Ashraf Ghani fled the country the militants trying to project calm amid widespread fears of unrest videos circulating the internet sales team hundreds of people based on my naked Hamid Karzai's national anthem as they tried to flee the country the U. S. embassy has been evacuated and the American flag loads with diplomats relocating to the apple to aid with evacuations I'm Karen Thomas
Terror Reigns in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the Taliban Take Over
"Dave Anthony Fox News, U. S defense official tells Reuters. They're still trying to clear out thousands of Afghans who rushed onto the Kabul airport tarmac trying to get out after the Taliban took control of the capital. There's a frantic scene at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul as people are piling into planes, some even just trying to grab onto the outside and falling off. The aircraft mid air trying to escape the country where the Taliban are going door to door, murdering anyone who helped the Americans and confiscating weapons from everyone else. Foxes Peter Doocy at the White House where President Biden is not home, he remains at Camp David. What we should be saying is him coming off a vacation in front of the cameras and explaining what the next moves are going to be. Republican Congressman Austin Pflueger tells Fox business The Taliban uprising as U. S troops withdrawal left Afghanistan and turmoil that is really disgraceful. And shameful for our country, National security Advisor Jake Sullivan tells ABC. Good Morning America will hear from President Biden soon he is right now actively engaged with his national security team. He is working the situation hard. Covid is starting at 10 times the level of early July in a six month
US Sending 3,000 Troops to Help Evacuate Some Embassy Staff in Afghanistan
"Key cities in Afghanistan. Kabul could fall within 30 days. As many as 3000 troops being sent in to help evacuate the embassy. Here's Deputy Opie's national security correspondent JJ Green 3000. Troops are on the way to Kabul. The first troop movement will consist of three infantry battalions that are currently in the Central Command area of responsibility. They will move to Hamid Karzai International airport within the next day or so. Two of these battalions or Marines won his army. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby made it clear this is not a combat mission. I want to stress that these forces are being deployed to support the orderly and safe reduction of civilian personnel at the request of the State Department and to help facilitate an accelerated process of working through s. I V applicants. This is a temporary mission with a narrow focus. Another 1000 army and Air Force troops are being moved to facilitate the processing of special immigrant visa applicants. There are thousands of Afghans and their families who have helped the U. S military during the war who need to get out because if the Taliban captures them, they will surely be killed. J. J Green W
U.S. Sends 3K Troops to Kabul to Evacuate Some Embassy Staff
"As security quickly gets worse in Afghanistan the U. S. is sending troops to help evacuate some personnel from its embassy the Pentagon is sending three infantry battalions to Hamid Karzai International Airport approximately three thousand personnel spokesman John Kirby says will arrive in the next two days to help with the partial evacuation the announcement comes as the Taliban continue with stunningly fast defensive weeks before the U. S. military pullout ends the militants have now seized nearly a third of Afghanistan's thirty four provincial capitals including its third biggest city the embassy pull out and security bu suggested by the administration is not confident Afghan forces can secure at the national capital Sager mag ani Washington
"hamid karzai" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Dollars day. That's a nine dollar difference. The union president says it is unconscionable that a public universities, specifically reaching out to commuter students would significantly boost the cost of a parking on campus students and staff should not have to shoulder the cost of a new garage because the old one wasn't built properly at fifteen dollars a day the school could potentially raise more than twenty thousand dollars. Umass. Boston officials say the increase covers operating costs are Kelly is announcing a new tour, but it won't be in the. The United States CBS's map. Piper has the story are Kelly is not flying under the radar following allegations of abuse by multiple women. The fifty two year old singer announced a new tour overseas in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. That's where follows the release of surviving R Kelly last month a six part lifetime docu series that share the stories of multiple women who alleged of suffered abuse at the hands of them. Kelly has denied it all. Matt piper. CBS news, a massive roundup of people and a human trafficking staying leading up to the Super Bowl. And atlanta. The FBI says one hundred sixty nine people were arrested in the eleven day effort arrests included accused traffickers and people allegedly looking to have sex with minors the agency says nine juvenile sex trafficking. Victims were recovered the FBI worked with local and state law enforcement from January twenty third to February. Second more talk in Moscow between representatives of the Taliban and prominent Afghan figures gathering is seen as another step in a lengthy process aimed at resolving the seventeen year war among those in attendance, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai that these talks will.
"hamid karzai" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"London today senior, Afghan politicians meet the Taliban in Moscow, but they don't represent the government in Kabul. So what do they want to achieve and what's Russia's role in the negotiations? That's our top story today. Also in today's program what's going on with the earth's magnetic North Pole. And why is it moving so fast? It gives a fascinating window into. What is going on inside the interior three thousand kilometers beneath our feet, and this is the mechanism that generates our magnetic field. Stay with us for that story and lots more coming up this hour, we begin today with Afghanistan a few days ago. We led the program with news that the United States had made a breakthrough with talks with the Taliban in negotiations taking place in the Gulf state of Qatar a breakthrough which indicated the clearest sign yet that the US is intent on pulling its troops out of the country. Those talks did not include the government in Kabul. And after the president Ashraf Ghani was informed of progress. He invited the Taliban to engage in direct talks. We don't know what's come of that invitation. But today in Moscow, the former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and the delegation of influential opposition figures on meeting the Taliban for political talks on again, the government in Kabul is not involved. Indeed. They have described the talks as counterproductive, we'll take a look today at the implications for the government in Kabul and examine the Russian perspective. Let's hear I though from the main Taliban. Spokesman zombie hula Mahajan mature had he spoke to our colleagues on the real story last week. Sonoma. You know that the Kabul government is one made by the Americans as they invaded our country. They also fiddled with our political process creating a system that I can't be part of if we enter negotiations with the Kabul administration. It would mean that the current regime will have legitimacy and be acceptable. If this happens, it would mean that our eighteen years of struggle was wrong. Was there of the Taliban spokesperson where we have tried to speak to the Afghan government today unto those politicians in Moscow, but without success. We're joined from Moscow now by succumb the Kamani who has reported regularly from Afghanistan. I mentioned that the former president Hamid Kazai is that tell us who else is there with him. So I'm hearing the hotel in Moscow where these talks are taking place. And yes, as you say former president Hamid Karzai is amongst those who are here. A number of other high ranking off gone politicians..
"hamid karzai" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Talking about his need and has promised to get out of Syria, Afghanistan and stop being the world's policeman. He sat down with Margaret Brennan on CBS last night as is tradition. The president sits down with the network with the Super Bowl. They talked about all those things and more. But I always go to guy like embassador Ryan Crocker, if I want to know the reality on the ground and with the with the stakes or because instead of sitting on the sideline in teaching and academic course or working at think tank. He got his hands dirty big time. And when the rack was at his worse ambassador Crocker was at his best Hilo. Geno, portray as Americans helped poll do do the impossible. And that's had the surge work diplomatically and militarily, and it's some sensational work with a very tough guy and Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan and ambassador, thanks so much for joining us today. Well, Bryan, thanks for having me Besser first off. I noticed what you said you said. I'm concerned not about the canister was stand war ending. But how it seems to be ending? Why? The. The hard truth is, Brian you you don't you don't end or by pulling your forces on the battlefield, I think President Obama's approved that in Iraq. Pull everybody out. And then we got Iran in the eastern Islamic state in the west President Trump seems to be talking about doing the same thing in Afghanistan. And in Afghanistan, we've seen that movie. If we go the Taliban's coming back, and they're gonna bring with him. And that's the team that brought us nine eleven and by the way embassador crackers diplomat in residence at Princeton University. So you're close enough to come into studio ambassador. I hope to see you soon. Here's a little. Yeah. Here's a little with the president said cut three. And we'll see what happens with the Taliban. They want peace. They're tired. Everybody's tired. We'd like to have. I don't like endless wars this war. What we're doing? Is gotta stop at. Well, he's right. It's gotta stop at some point. Do you believe the Taliban are tired? No, they're not. They're not tired. They have they've been fighting this war for eighteen years now, and they'll keep right on fighting it, you know, brand negotiation one on one says don't negotiate from a position of weakness. And and that's kind of where we are. We've already telegraphed worn out. That's why it reminds me of the Peres peace. Talks nineteen Seventy-three hell in Vietnam surrender was already established. It was just a question of terms. Vietnam. Didn't have a legacy the way Afghanistan. Does you can either to fight over there with minimum casualties and a minimum commitment? I was there in Kabul. We had over one hundred thousand troops today. We got fourteen thousand. That's not too heavy of a commitment. And it's a good insurance policy to be sure these guys don't come at us again where we live now. Besser I agree with you. But I'm going to take the other side to move this phone because a lot of people don't agree with me. And don't agree with you that listen to the show and our fans of the president, and they are tired. They see this war for seventeen years and say we're supposed to be in and out what happened we've trained three hundred thousand security forces. They now have an air force. Why don't they why don't they control the country? Afghanistan is historically hard to control. He could argue that no government in Afghanistan, at least for the last hundred years have had fully controlled it. But you don't need to they they the government holds all population centers, every provincial capital. They hold most of the main roads, there's a phrase Afghanistan. Good enough. That might be where we are right now. It's not what we would be is. We decided we just don't wanna do it anymore. Would you also agree that we get some of the finest minds together talk about what's next most people. And no one knows this better than you say they're allowed to train and have a safe space in Pakistan as long as we leave that we're always going to have a problem. How do we end that by by staying with for the long haul? One of the things that Pakistanis are doing here is hedging their bets. They washed us walk away after the Soviet defeat to Afghanistan in nineteen eighty nine and our way out the door we slapped sanctions on Pakistan. So they they fuse come. They've seen as go. And as long as they think we're gonna go again, they're not going to turn the Taliban to a mortal enemy of there is I gotta live in that neighborhood. Right. If you want this to get to a better place, stay the course that the price now is one we can afford and a whole lot cheaper than rebuilding Manhattan. Here's what the president said to that question. Cut for. By your intelligence chiefs, though is that you could in that vacuum. See a resurgence of ISIS. See a resurgence in. We'll come back. We have to have very faster plans. We have very good cargo planes. We can come back very quickly. And I'm not leaving. We have a base in Iraq and the basis a fantastic edifice. I was there recently. And I couldn't believe the money that was spent on these massive runways, and these every I've rarely seen anything like it. And it's there, and we'll be there, and frankly, we're hitting the caliphate from Iraq, and as we slowly withdraw from Syria. Yeah. And he also talked about Afghanistan on there. What about going back? What's wrong with point out and just going back because we'd have a presence in Iraq? What's what's the problem when it comes to Syria? Well, look, yeah. Brian retired in two different things here. I've kenniston obviously, we're talking about Syria there. It's it's the same thing. You wanna come back after you? Let your adversary game the high ground and the low ground for that matter. Well, that's a whole lot harder and a whole lot more costly. And we'll also cost lies at a much greater level than if we just stay tight. You know, here's the thing. I've been years the Middle East middle easterners, our adversaries and our allies look at the same thing. Our adversaries don't think we have staying power. They don't think we have commitment. They think they can outlast our allies fear the same thing. So I don't wanna make my allies frayed, especially don't wanna make my adversaries happy, which is pulling out pulling out does. But that's very true. But if you look at the fact that we've been there seventeen years, doesn't that show people that we're not gonna pull out, and if the fact that we went back in and do in Iraq, and you witnesses we didn't take their natural resources. We didn't take over their oil wells. We didn't make them. We didn't put in a puppet government. We let them have elections. And when we did what we said doesn't that gives credibility in that region? If you then compromise that credibility by saying, okay? Our mission accomplished we're done here. That's the message. You're going to get that the Americans pulled out. That's what they do. So all we gotta do is outlasted and that is not. That's just not a good place to be if we do stay in Afghanistan longer. What has to change? I mean, people I've seen to be very happy with the president's change of rules of engagement. The General Mattis said did a good job changing the focus in lifting up morale. But what would you have you have sources that almost nobody else has what are they saying? We're not doing that could expedite the process. In terms of Afghanistan. Yeah. It it really requires that strategic patience that is. So so so hard so very hard to come by in this country. I mean impatience is a virtue for us. That's how we built our country. You know, let's get on with it. Let's get her done. Well, other parts of the world. You can't quite get her done. Sometimes you manage manager problem if you can't fix it right now. I think we need to be in problem management. We've got a force level that I think is a sustainable clearly we have NATO allies in there also providing forces we pull they pool. So it's you know, there's nothing quick coming out of the box no assembly needed. If we had that we wouldn't be here eighteen years on, but we can we can manage this. And again, it's a pretty cheap insurance policy against the prospect of another nine eleven style. Attack. The ones that are left. Are you know, they're hard? They're tough. Wait. We may decide to give up their not the best Ryan Crocker with us. Now, he was in Basseterre Iraq in Afghanistan, and he definitely is personally staked as as we all should be making sure this is an outcome. The keeps America safe. I say this is a lot harder now of during the Obama years the Russians were allowed to come in. We we sat on our hands when Syria fell apart and the Russian saw an opening got nervous about losing a port, and they're now a player for the first time. I believe since the seventies. How much harder is it? Now. Well. The less were there the harder. It gets. You know, the Russians came in they needed to prop up their guy. And in they came now, the Russians are there were there. Probably time for a conversation on what happens next in Syria. But Syria isn't Afghanistan Syria has not come after us where we live at home Afghanistan has as I said, Brian we've already seen this movie. The same actors are all set to back on center stage, and that would be telephone and Al Qaeda. Do we think they're kinder and gentler that that's not? So so this is dangerous stuff. We we need to stop saying, we're tired of it. And we need to talk about what we're gonna do with our allies to ensure that that environment doesn't once. Again, breed a second set of nine eleven you also pointed out something else that bothers you. And since you described it it bothers me we are dealing number one one on one with the Taliban, and where's Ghani's government? Where's the legitimate Afghanistan government? They don't want to deal with that. Because that will g demise at government. So you have a problem with the fact that we're dealing with them one on one Basser, Colorado who I know you like. Yeah. Look, the the thing the Taliban want more than just about anything is to de legitimize the Afghan government after years of saying we would not meet their request which was to talk to us directly without the Afghan government. Now, we are. And now, it appears we're gonna be talking to or the Taliban is going to be talking to Afghan opposition in brokered by our friends the Russians. The one thing. We don't want to do is what we seem to be doing de legitimizing the government. You only reason to do that. Again, if we if we decided we surrender. Maybe that makes sense. If you wanna keep Afghanistan under control, it makes no sense, whatsoever and ambassador, how long did it take for the Russian place the Soviet government of Afghanistan to collapse after the Soviets pulled out. Let's see interesting one of the interesting points, Brian they didn't collapse immediately. They they fought on. In spite of losses for the next couple of years. The army didn't come apart in till they stopped being paid about three years into it has a post Soviet. Europe. So the Afghans will fight they're tough guys. Either side of the line. Well, that's just why why I think we needed to stay at a minimum level where we are. Now, provide them some support some enablers, namely the sense that they're not on their own and continued manages ambassador. I hope he calls you..