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Fresh update on "hezbollah" discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast

Boston Public Radio Podcast

00:42 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "hezbollah" discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast

"And what that's really gonna mean for for both for the really for all of the counties in northern ireland and you are seeing things that are real like you're seeing difficulties at the border. There's shortages in the grocery shelves from what i'm reading. There's a lot of red tape. That's come brexit. it's it's it's imposing restrictions on industry and there's a lot of concern about where this goes and for now at least it seems to not be getting through To boris johnson and to to british to the parliament in in london. They're not they're not responding to it and they're not finding a way to resolve this and it is getting out of control so for people who watch it really closely. It's time when it feels like a real tinderbox. And i think they're gonna have to confront it talking to charlie senate from the ground truth project from one. Divide to another Iran in the nuclear deal. I'm sure by listening. Knows trump got out biden. Wants back in under certain circumstances. My understanding is the. us. Iran aren't talking yet but rather the other signatories are trying to create conditions which will make the whole the ultimate issue between us and iran. Much more likely to be resolved that what's going on now. Well yeah. I mean what's really going on now is this. Is this news breaking that the that there was an attack on the iranian enrichment site on sunday. So the monday morning news is sort of like will iran retaliate for what is believed to be An israeli covert attack on the natanz uranium enrichment facility but israel has not taken officially taking credit for that but it is widely presumed. There are few doubt in the region that israel is not behind it and adding to the drama. You've got the sides meeting in vienna as you say trying to work out a return to the deal for the united states to return to the deal so iran can get back in line with containing its nuclear program and live up to the restrictions that the us wanted but remember. It was trump. Who rejected the deal so the iranian said well. If you're not gonna do the deal we're not gonna do the deal. So the by the administration has a lot of work. Cut out for itself to get that patched together while that's happening though this attack has happened on the enrichment facility. They're talking about not being able to even make the repairs for many months like nine months. So iran is going to be distressed and is going to impact the talks greatly. And just as this is all unfolding you know. There's a situation where Our own secretary of defense is just arriving in israel for talks with Prime minister pv netanyahu so this is incredibly dramatic stage that goes from vienna to jerusalem to washington And you really feel like this is this is there's so many moving parts right now. It's hard to say where it's gonna go given the news of the presumed israeli attack on the natanz nuclear if it is israel is it about self protection or is it about throwing the potential for a new deal off kilter for both. I think it's both i mean. I think it really depends. You talk to but i think you know. Israel has legitimate concerns. Iran is not a good good neighbor to having in in your region There's there's a shadow war going on between israel and iran and iran funds hezbollah to put pressure on israel To its north it funds Some of the forces in yemen to keep pressure on saudi arabia and these regional alignment against iran are concerning to iran.

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Prominent Hezbollah critic found dead in his car in Lebanon

Mike Gallagher

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

Prominent Hezbollah critic found dead in his car in Lebanon

"Author, also an outspoken critic of Hezbollah spent founded the News of Look. Lynn Slim staff has been another big shock to the Lebanese people, just as they were marking six months on from the devastating blast in Beirut. Mr. Slim was reported missing by his family last night. He was found according to security sources, with two bullets in his head in his car this morning in the south of Lebanon on investigation has been opened into his death. In his writings and media appearances. Mr. Slim, who was himself from a prominent Shia family had regularly criticized his villa his reported to have received threats on to have asked for police protection last year, the BBC Sebastian Usher Iran's

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Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over gov’t formation

Freakonomics Radio

00:55 sec | 7 months ago

Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over gov’t formation

"Lebanon's prime minister designate, has resigned less than a month after his appointment is at home See reports from Beirut He's stepping down amid a deadlock over forming a new government in the small, crisis ridden country. Prime minister designate most of a deep attempts to form an independent cabinet drew the ire of political parties and Hezbollah. They demanded the finance Ministry be assigned to a Shiite candidate of their choice. Deep been endorsed by a majority of political parties, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron. Cronus pressured Lebanon to form a government quickly in order to unlock international aid required to bail the country out of a severe economic crisis. Deep was designated in the wake of a massive explosion in Beirut sport. That explosion caused by almost 3000 times of ammonium nitrate cause popular anger and Lebanon after it was revealed many of Lebanon's politicians knew about the unsafely stored material for years. And did nothing.

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Lebanon's prime minister-designate steps down in blow to French plan

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 7 months ago

Lebanon's prime minister-designate steps down in blow to French plan

"Lebanon's prime minister designate has stepped down after failing to form a new government. Mustafa a. Deeb. Had the support of much of parliament but not among Shia parties, including a mall in Hezbollah, which have strongholds in the government. The move deals a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's call for needed change in the country and to bring Lebanon out of an economic crisis. He says a new government needed to be formed. Their crisis worsened by that August 4th explosion at a Beirut port. Lebanon needs financial help. France and other international powers say they won't provide it until reforms were made

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Tons of ammonium nitrate found near scene of Beirut port explosion

John Batchelor

06:03 min | 7 months ago

Tons of ammonium nitrate found near scene of Beirut port explosion

"The Lebanese military has discovered several more tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate at the port. Lebanese Armed forces announced Thursday these last hours that his army engineering regiment discovered more than four metric tons of ammonium nitrate during an inspection of four containers at conducted at the request of Beirut supports Customs authorities at entrance number nine. This did not explode on August 4th when 2900 tons of ammonium nitrate badly damaged the city. And the people of Lebanon known Sark. It's a very good evening to this fresh news about more ammonium nitrate has it has it made people want to leave Beirut? Are they alarmed that there will even be another explosion? Good evening. Good morning to you until now. Benny Benny said that there is no any evidence that there were either. Uh it was not my meaning by Ah lately, right? And this time they said that there was no weapon. Before the warehouse where there were those of a monument on the fourth. Onda American. Ah Continuing their investigations that I and they did not reach any clues yet. I think the first reason off this explosion is Asian and the corruption off the Benin. All government that village politicians, Lebanese institution, and that's why I think The government. Now they are forced Go back a big investigation. I don't know if it was going to reach something to conclude something, or you wouldn't have had a few months. What's this time? I think The energy is so big the muscle floods What's so big? They have to do something with the off the French novel, which are supported by the U. S. I don't know if they reach something. You have always been being in Beirut now on Ah, leading journalists. You've always given us very cogent assessments of tell us Now we hear the Lebanese government the economies and collapse. The government just switched. What is the status of Hezbollah? After this disaster, we know that there was a lot of public criticism. And what is the change in government mean for that relationship? When I think the made the big mistake when he decided not to be the one off. I need influence on the government and the critical situation. When he decided to me. A bomb off the government and Toby in the government and before the government, which is ah, supported by the Syrian but majority ofthe law. This is the same because mouth if he hasn't said. That is a lot off criticism and, ah, depending Christian community, That is when you suddenly called limit of any community. But I don't Aah! Haston enjoy Ah, off the Shia community In general. The flight from ah, small percentage off those in our community. This is not going not going to see that the French, uh before the president came too available. Wait. I have money, onion. That statement off in or around the farmer from financial efficient, saying that Give me They would try to need one off the Lebanese demands, which is to make a new AH first refugee and Sinn Fein two needle official off the hands of Hezbollah. When president cocaine to live alone in office that he made militant its life changed, But in fact it was not like he said. The people we've met. That lead. Angela is a political party he presented in the parliament. He had me but now we have other things to live with that Hezbollah and the other part is living up. Ah, you mean he political leader, Big ones A program if land for the government on the would have to wait and see It is nothing. That is why there is some sort of difference between the position with us on the position of France a lot of this issue. The French and I needed a presentation on Hezbollah and the new government. The French A fraction of its not there, not ah against the service inspiration, but in fact what the government they want to see in Middleton is a government specialist and independent. Not everybody knows that even though we have no independent, you have no people. We have people, even if they're not members ofthe Lahore, Lebanese forces or other I mean, ah, coming. How did it so I don't think this is going to Let's wait and see. But I'm not so

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Israel attacks Hezbollah posts after shots fired at soldiers

Larry Elder

00:49 sec | 8 months ago

Israel attacks Hezbollah posts after shots fired at soldiers

"Has attacked observation posts of the militant Hezbollah group along the Lebanon border. The Israeli military says that shots were fired at its soldiers in an area near the border late Tuesday night, and they're blaming this attack on Hezbollah. They say that in response to these shots being fired, they carried out an attack involving helicopter gunships and that they also fired flares and smoke shells into the air near the border. Israel says that none of its soldiers were wounded, and there are no reports of any casualties on the Lebanese side, either. He says. The danger may be over for now, but tensions do remain. There have been occasional flare ups along the border. And while I don't think either side is interested in a war at this point, there's always the possibility of an escalation or thing's spiraling out of control. This current exchange of fire ended early this morning, and it seems to be over. But there's always the possibility that tensions could reignite.

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Israel attacks Hezbollah posts after shots fired at soldiers

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:49 sec | 8 months ago

Israel attacks Hezbollah posts after shots fired at soldiers

"Has attacked observation posts of the militant Hezbollah group along the Lebanon border. The Israeli military says that shots were fired at its soldiers in an area near the border late Tuesday night, and they're blaming this attack on Hezbollah. They say that in response to these shots being fired They carried out an attack involving helicopter gunships and that they also fired flares and smoke shells into the air near the border. Israel says that none of its soldiers were wounded, and there are no reports of any casualties on the Lebanese side, either. He says the danger may be over for now, but tensions remain. There have been occasional flare ups along the border. And while I don't think either side is interested in a war of this point There's always the possibility of an escalation or thing's spiraling out of control. This current exchange of fire ended early this morning, and it seems to be over. But there's always the possibility that tensions could reignite.

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The Trump Administration's Policies in Afghanistan and Africa

John Batchelor

08:10 min | 8 months ago

The Trump Administration's Policies in Afghanistan and Africa

"The foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He's a senior fellow keeps the Long word journal with Tom Johnson and his colleagues. We go immediately to Afghanistan because here during the Republican convention We want to explicate what we can of the Republican intention if it is successful, winning a second term for President Trump and then to remark upon thee. Trump administration's policies in Africa, particularly when it comes to the kind of length organization Al Shabaab on the attack. Billa Very good evening to Afghanistan, you and Tom for many weeks and months now. Have illustrated that the trump policy from the first term was to make a deal with the Taliban and withdraw as much of the American presidents as possible. And hope for the best. I do not expect the Republicans toe have another direction is your sense bill that the military is quit with Afghanistan? As much as the political apparatus is quit, are there of two minds here? Good evening to you, Bill. Good evening, John. Yes. So I agree with you. The Trump Administration is not going to change policy in Afghanistan, Um, barring some type of major events. Um, it's it's just both sides of the aisle are pushing the end The endless wars narrative, which, of course is ridiculous, because the jihadists have a say, and they're going to keep fighting when we leave, of course. We could. You could say something like we wantto end our involvement in these wars. Fine, But the wars will continue our enemies get a vote, and they're nowhere near tired of fighting. The U. S. First the U. S military goes for Afghanistan. Give US military as a whole. Once out of Afghanistan, it's been a drain on their resource is on their energy. Um, I don't. I think they don't see an end. There. They feel again. I'm not speaking for the entire military. And this was the sense I get from millet, you know, from top military leaders. Who have basically signed on signed off on this policy. There's been no objection publicly to this policy of, uh, negotiating with the Taliban and cutting a deal with them, even though they support Al Qaeda. In the meantime, the Taliban and there is Taliban Afghanistan. In several iterations, there's Taliban, Pakistan and several generations the Taliban is preparing for Nearly triumph, but rule I follow from your posting at long word general that Tariq eat Taliban. Pakistan is congratulating the Muslim UMA in general and the Mujahideen in particular on the merger of the two main groups of jihad in Pakistan. Can we regard this as a temporary merger because and they'll be back to fighting over cities or is there some collective push now for the Pakistan, Taliban and the Afghanistan Taliban to work together? So I think there's a push for the Pakistani Taliban in the Afghan Taliban already work close together, Um they Pakistani Taliban fighters have refocused their efforts to Afghanistan. After Pakistani military operations against them. Remember the Pakistanis play a double game? You're You're a good jihadist If you fight in Afghanistan are cashmere, but you're bad jihadists in the fight against the Pakistani state. So this merger that came up really? I found a little surprising because I could point back to a statement in 2015, where the one of the two groups of it's called One of them's Hezbollah, Har. Um, you know, so it had announced that it already merged with the movement of the calibre, or should I say there were ties broken during the turmoil back in 14 4015 with Mullah Omar staffed and when Melissa was alone took over the Pakistani Taliban. Ah, lot of inside baseball, but I won't go into but they had already announced that they had reunited, so something has happened here. Within the last five years. I think this is really sort of There was probably some kind of personality dispute, and I think a lot of this is for propaganda anyway. Really, to just say, hey, look, we're all unified. We're all going to, you know, operate under the same command when I think essentially they were doing the same thing. I go to Africa because you are a U is a long word General have resource is to cover the story of Al Shabaab. We spoke recently of their surprisingly professional looking videos of their recruiting on their training. Now we have a report from long word general of Al Shabaab on the attack hotel military base suicide assault, reminding me that this is a very sophisticated outfit trained with Al Qaeda, Sze Ah complex attacks as Al Shabaab growing and strength to your measure, it does the next Trump administration need to pour more resource is or get out as well. Yes. Oh, Africa has always been fascinating, particularly Somalia. I think some outside of the Taliban Shabbab is the most effective jihadist insurgency in the world. They have They continually take the fight to the rump some Somali government they control 25% of the country despite the fact that you have the African Union and the US and what they could piece together the Somali military and police. To oppose them, and they're there have very good propaganda. As you noted, It's improved a lot over the years and there are very effective at conducting their attacks and keeping their their fighters. Trained and keeping them in the rank and file. Remember, there's been an attempt by the Islamic state to poach from Shabaab, but it's been largely unsuccessful. Not only did they have they conducted major attacks on military bases and hotels, yet another town this one outside of the town of Baidoa, which eyes in sorry the city. If I go, it's probably the second largest city in southern Somalia. Um they took over the town after the Somali military withdrew in the Somali military withdrew from that town because Shabaab was besieging it, so I think Um, I always reluctant to say they're growing in strength. Thes groups have sort of There's an Evan flow to the fighting, and sometimes particularly went outside groups. When the African Union and the US start piling on them. They have some issues, but they're able to await it out. That's the one thing these John, one of the several things that they have. To their advantage. They have the time. You know, that old saying goes, we have all the clocks, but they have all the time While they're very patient in their fight. They're very patient in their jihad. While we have men may have sophisticated military equipment, that's the clocks. They have the time and patients in the will to fight these battles, not enough terms of the US election cycles but in terms of decades Built in general. Now we're at the crossroads for another administration, either, Mr Trump second. Mr Biden's first. Is there any indication pattern worldwide that Al Qaeda is waiting for that decision, or are they staying on the offensive? Matt, no matter who wins. Yeah, I think there are on the offensive. No matter who wins. They do follow the political situation here, but I think they've come to the conclusion that this is just my opinion here. But I think they've come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter again that end the endless wars narrative and and the actions by the U. S government over two successive administrations. Policies of withdrawn, scaled down and whatnot would look to us is withdrawing troops from Iraq. It just closed that the major based ontology or at least US personnel being at that base. Almost 2000 troops are coming out of there. Um, they see this all and nature there taking it all in, and they realized that the end of our fight in administration is not going to counter act. These measures. Bill Rocha

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A Member Of Hezbollah Found Guilty Of Killing Lebanon's Ex-Prime Minister

PBS NewsHour

01:42 min | 8 months ago

A Member Of Hezbollah Found Guilty Of Killing Lebanon's Ex-Prime Minister

"Special international tribunal found a Hezbollah agent guilty of assassinating the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. This at a tense time for the U. S designated terror group as political and financial pressure gross. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Beirut Thea Suicide truck bomb that killed Lebanon's Rafik Hariri on Valentine's Day. 2005 was sent there by Salim I. Ash, a member of Lebanon's dominant political and military force, Iran backed armed group Hezbollah, the trial chamber. Therefore finds Salim Jamil guilty as a co perpetrator off count one. The other three accused were found not guilty. All were tried in absentia, with Hezbollah's leadership, refusing to hand over the men who haven't been seen publicly for years. 1/5 conspirator Mustapha Badreddine was killed in Syria four years ago where he was commanding his Butler forces. The former prime minister, son sad. Hariri, who also recently held the office, was in court for the verdict. Afterwards, he spoke to the press saying. The one who must sacrifice today is Hezbollah. It has become clear that the killers were from their ranks. They think that for this reason they will not be brought to justice and punished. I repeat, we will not rest until they are punished. The court, however, said it couldn't connect the killer to Hezbollah's leadership, citing insufficient evidence. Just days before the verdict, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah dismissed the tribunal in a speech, saying, We're not concerned with the special Tribunal of Lebanon's rulings. We cling to the innocence of our brothers should unjust verdicts be issued against them.

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Long-awaited verdict delivered in assassination of Lebanon's Hariri

BBC Newshour

00:30 sec | 8 months ago

Long-awaited verdict delivered in assassination of Lebanon's Hariri

"To give their verdict on four men accused of the killing of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a huge car bomb attack 15 years ago. They've already made this announcement. There was no evidence that this Hezbollah leadership had any involvement. And Mr Hariri's murder and there is no direct evidence off Syrian involvement in it. What are the implications for people in Lebanon, already reeling from the explosion at the port in Beirut two weeks ago to me, it's the closure. It's

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Lebanon tribunal names 4 suspects in Hariri killing

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:55 min | 8 months ago

Lebanon tribunal names 4 suspects in Hariri killing

"Is more than. Fifteen years since Lebanon's Prime Minister Rafic, Hariri was killed in a massive car bomb along with twenty one others. Later today an international caught near The Hague will hand down verdicts in the trial of four people accused of planning and carrying out the attack the four accused of of the Iran backed militia and political party. Hasballah. Hezbollah itself is not formally accused. Well, let's hear from the journalist and multiple twenty four regular contributor in Beirut Leyla Milana Allen Lali you're standing outside the very hotel in front of which Rafic Hariri was killed. What sense is in Beirut today that the justice will be done. There is very little sense. the families, all of the twenty one people other than because eighty who were killed as well as the nearly three hundred injured have waited as you say, over fifteen years justice taking a very long time this commission to come through with this, and the problems are a few of course many people here feel that the responsibility lies with the Syrian regime and through has through then has one. and. The five men on trial here all labeled as Hezbollah supporters because they found it very difficult to actually find evidence to show that they his bumbling members because, of course. Is So secretive I'm one of the biggest problems is that must have budgeted dean who was the main sort of ringleader debt these indictments who was accused of having set. The whole thing was known very well as the military imam to Hezbollah was killed in two thousand sixteen an attack on Damascus APP while his was helping Bashar Assad's regime with the wool there. So he was the one person who is very easy to link to Hezbollah and the only evidence they have all circumstantial evidence from these mobile phone networks. So as we expected, the indictment will come through the verdict will. Saying that before remaining men all guilty lane attempts about those who are accused of the murder of the prime minister. said a five men who stand accused have all been labeled Hezbollah supporters and that's because it's incredibly difficult to prove that they were in fact, Hezbollah members everyone in Lebanon believes that that. The majority of people believe that Kennedy was assassinated at because he was starting to pull away from supporting the Syrian regime who'd had troops stationed in Lebanon nearly thirty years all the way through the civil war and afterwards, and of course, we now know that Hezbollah very heavily H. Two zero. But this was all just sort of starting not link between Syria and Iran and Hezbollah but the main man was accused of being the ringleader. Organized the whole nation is most of that that the WHO was very well known as the head of the military wing of Hezbollah but he was killed in two, thousand sixteen and attacks Damascus Apple, which means he's no longer in the indictments and he was the only person. It was very easy to direct the link because there was evidence that he walls a top commander in. Bola. So I, the that means that it's very unlikely has itself will be named in the verdict today it will simply be. These men and then these men haven't been found the Lebanese government has been able to find. Her Bella is a big portion Lebanese government and the chief of Hezbollah nationalize long maintained that he absolutely does not see any of independence in this inquiry he says that it's funded by Israel and he says that there is no way that they will ever hand over these suspects old they will ever be found and historic has very good at hiding its top guys who've been involved in operations in. Lebanon in Syria and even Iran many think that these four worship over to Iran. So even if that comes through in the verdict is guilty as we expect, there's not really going to be any justice indeed has on Rolla said that Hezbollah isn't worried or isn't remotely concerned with today's verdicts but what will the repercussions be? The repercussions are unlikely to be much at this point, and that's for a few reasons I, Ne- as I said standing outside the. Hotel, which at the time in two, thousand and five win this thousand kilograms of TNT when pages devastating crater in the middle of the road and destroying all the buildings around loons lodge in the public consciousness here you there had been assassinations in the years off the list of this by the largest active. So many people because whoever was responsible really wasn't taking any chances and it was enormous copy. And other than the two thousand, six war with Israel, which was very different because it's a war in terms of an explosion going off in a very recognizable. Popular Ponte. out of nowhere that was the one that was remembered. Of course, until two weeks ago, two, thousand, seven, hundred and fifty tons of ammonium nitrate. In the port, just a few hundred meters down the road from this hotel. Injuring seven thousand people or more chilling up to two hundred, and still don't have a full body copy. What is still missing Susan now is far more would have. Done that assassination the other thing is that at the time, it was very shocking that people. Had Eighty was really associated with post for Lebanon. He was the symbol of course will Lebanon deeply loved by international leaders around the world as well as many Lebanese and so the idea that the Syrian regime would dad's kill him has would dare to kill him with. So shocking even though of course, assassinations were quite common but he was he was such. An important figure now firstly, since then of course, we've seen brushing Alaska wage a almost decade long bloody war against his own citizens in Syria we've seen very clearly now those strong legs between Hezbollah Syria and Iran Hezbollah work soldiers full bachelor says regime in the civil war in Syria. So nobody would be remote. You surprised now that that they all responsible. And the other issue of course is the fact that. Sad had eighty I think Kennedy some kind of stepped in his stead very much because he was the son and that's why he was given so much faith especially young age and has become such an important figure in politics here. But in the last year, we've seen a rudy seismic shift in Lebanese. Politics. People say that happens every fifteen years the lost round with two, thousand, five, thousand, and six before the civil war ended in one, thousand, nine, hundred before about. It started in nineteen, seventy five, and now of two, thousand, one, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty weeks but newest protest movement Saudi the is very much seen as one of those political elites people out. So the younger generation at least don't have that same attachment to the family and time to seeing them as such an important force a good and for future movements, which is what that party is called Ford Movement in Lebanon So really this bird apartment, of course for the families. Of those killed and injured is not really going to have that much of an impact with so much else going on right now.

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Rafik Hariri tribunal: Verdict due over assassination of Lebanon ex-PM

BBC World Service

00:37 sec | 8 months ago

Rafik Hariri tribunal: Verdict due over assassination of Lebanon ex-PM

"A U. N backed court in The Hague will deliver its verdict later today on four men accused of killing Lebanon's former prime minister Rafic Hariri 15 years ago. The men who were tried in their absence of members of the powerful group Hezbollah, which denies any involvement. Mr Hariri's eldest son. Bahar denies that the outcome of the trial is likely to increase divisions in Lebanon and undermine demands for political reform. I have never seen the Lebanese in unison. The way we've been They're not gonna put each other. No, they're in unison. They want to get rid off. This configuration was central enough is enough.

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UN-backed court to issue verdicts in Lebanon's Hariri case

All Of It

00:45 sec | 8 months ago

UN-backed court to issue verdicts in Lebanon's Hariri case

"A U. N backed court in The Hague will deliver its verdict later today on four men accused of the assassination of Lebanon's former prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a car bomb 15 years ago. Jeremy Bone reports Rafiq al Hariri and 21 others were killed when a massive bomb blerp is motorcade in Beirut. His followers blamed Syria. A few months earlier, President Bashar al Assad had threatened her Riri for questioning Syria's right to dominate Lebanon. Before Hezbollah men still accused were relatively low level operatives. They won't be in court as the leader Hassan Nasrallah, refused to give them up. He denies accusations that Hezbollah killed Hariri, perhaps on the orders of its backers in Syria and Iran.

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Lebanon's government steps down in wake of Beirut blast

1A

04:02 min | 8 months ago

Lebanon's government steps down in wake of Beirut blast

"This week, Lebanon's government resigned amid mounting anger over the explosion that devastated parts of Beirut and left more than 200 people dead. The announcement was made on television on Monday evening, Courtney Is this an act of self sacrifice herself preservation. S o. I mean, the announcement was not what you would expect if a prime minister actually came out and berated Lebanon's ruling a political leader for fostering and promoting corruption. And said, You know, we tried to do our best but way we can't. We can't fight it. Um, and it's it's interesting because he's only been in that position. For what about eight months now he's only been in there this year. So I the the problem is You know, the president has asked the government to stay in a caretaker capacity while new government is formed. So the we're still going to see these same people running the government for most likely for awhile, because the way that they form a government there is if it's anything like what they went through last year in 2019 It's going to take months while they while they the Parliament determines who is going to be a new prime minister. But the issue is even with a new government thes. These underlying problems of corruption are going to still Be there. The issues that the people in Lebanon have with their government didn't start with this horrific explosion. Last explosions last week they began last year last October. Lebanon's currency began just losing value dramatically losing value and protests began Then since then, their currencies lost about 70% of its value. Poverty is soaring. The World Bank is projecting that more than half of the country's population will be considered poor by the end of this year. And and the explosions at the port. This is devastating explosion. Only exacerbated that, as did Corona virus. So the people there are desperate for good leadership, and the reality is the way that the government is set up. There's going to be a parliaments goingto have to appoint a new prime minister. But there's going to be delays. There's going to be gridlock and doing that. And the new government is not going to be going to see some end the systemic corruption that the people are are desperate to see end and to see some real leadership in their country. In what world is the international community have to play here? No. There were concerns about eight coming in tow Lebanon and that aid being misused. But according to the Economist, 11 these currency has lost 80% of its value since October. Inflation is at 90%. As Courtney said, people are deeply in trouble. So what's the path ahead? Absolutely, You know, the international community has a huge role to play potentially, you know, we saw in the kind of immediate aftermath when these protests could have began. You know, against the corruption and mismanagement and just incompetence. Really. Of the Lebanese government. We saw even you know thousands of of Lebanese signing a petition literally asking France to basically reimpose the mandate and take over control of the country for the next 10 years. Right, Remember, you know, France used to have the mandate over Lebanon and run things. The idea that people would essentially beg for a return to colonial era rule is just is such a stark Kind of clarifying moment to realize just how bad things have gotten Lebanon and you know the international community we saw we saw the French president Emmanuel Macron. Come, Teo, the streets of Beirut and walk around and people were literally saying, Please help us. Please help us so France, in particular, has a huge role to play here in terms of how they help aid how they help work with the government to form potentially new structures, But but we'll see what happens. A lot of this depends on what the government and the political players, including Hezbollah do inside Lebanon.

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Lebanon prime minister and government step down after Beirut explosion

Here & Now

03:35 min | 8 months ago

Lebanon prime minister and government step down after Beirut explosion

"Lebanon marked a moment of silence today. One week after that massive explosion in Beirut. The blast killed more than 160 people and injured thousands more. It's also broke down brought down the current government. Rommie Corey is a senior fellow and professor of journalism at the American University in Beirut. And Rami, a prime minister and the entire Cabinet resigning seems significant. But what do you think this will lead to real reform in Lebanon? The kind of change that protesters are asking for. The resignation of the Cabinet is significant only in the sense that it was forced by the demonstrations. The intensity of the demonstrations. It's not significant in the modern history of Lebanon because the ruling elite who had their sectarian parties and have run the country like oligarchy click for the last 25 years. They just get together and pick out new Cabinet ministers and new prime minister and they reappoint the Cabinet and the same policies tend to continue. That's been the pattern so far. This is what the protesters want to break. They want to break this pattern. And put in a proper effective, clean, efficient and accountable government that works according to the rule of law and can address the many problems off a country that isn't collapse. So it's significant on one level, but at another level of modern will depend on what happens next. That system that you're talking about that power sharing structure that click as you called it. Has been blamed for the country's past political instability in division. So what happens now? Will there be new elections and well those elections be enough. You're going to get a lot of jockeying for position and jockeying for power and a lot of nonsense being spoken by a lot of people. The bottom line is there's only two really powers in the country and now one is the mass of citizens who are protesting and who demand real change. So the protesters in one hand and then the political power Really the sectarian leaders, mainly Hezbollah, on the other hand, will negotiate. The protesters want significant really change? This is what really we have to keep our eye on. Will the government that's formed? Whoever it is? Will it have the really authority to address the rial crisis issues and we will find that out? I think in the coming month or two, you know, Lebanon has a long history of political unrest that the dates back Decades, and you mentioned the people there. They've been living it. They know it. But I want to ask you about some touch points that may have led to this point. I mean, many people know that thousands of people died and A brutal civil war in Lebanon between 75 in 1990. I mean, did the agreement that ended that war set the stage in a way for what's happening today? The ending of the war was simply the latest turning point that adjusted. The balance of power in the parliament made it 50% question 50% Muslim, But these are just minor points really. Compared to the bigger points, which is that the people who have actually been in the seats of power have been terrible rulers on they've essentially become super rich. Without addressing the needs ofthe the people as the people have become super port, but the the root cause it's both domestic politics. Regional politics, which is mostly Israel and Iran and Syria and Saudi Arabia and other people who Interfere and Lebanon and global politics back in the Cold War.

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Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:55 min | 8 months ago

Lebanese government resigns after Beirut blast.

"On the economy is impossible to comprehend. Lebanon's prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that is triggered public outrage saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in the country is bigger than the state. The move risks opening the way to drag out negotiations over a new cabinet amid urgent coals for reform, it follows a weekend of anti-government protests after the August fourth explosion in Beirut's port that decimated the facility and caused widespread destruction killing at least one hundred and sixty people and injuring six thousand others in a brief televised speech off to three of his ministers resigned Prime Minister Sandy. APP, said he and his government was stepping down the moment typified Lebanon's political drama since October that has been mass demonstrations demanding the departure of the entire sectarian based leadership over entrenched corruption, incompetence and mismanagement, but the ruling oligarchy has held onto power for so long since the end of the civil war in one thousand. Thousand Nine hundred ninety that it's difficult to find a credible political figures untainted by connections to it. Diab blamed corrupt politicians who preceded him for the quake that hit Lebanon after the Catastrophe Diab who was a professor at the American University of Beirut? Before he took the job at sought to stay on for two months to organize new parliamentary elections and allow a map for reforms. But the pressure from within his own cabinet proved to be too much his government which was dominated by the Hezbollah militant group and its allies and seen as one-sided was basically doomed from the start tasked with meeting demands for reform. But made up of

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Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:08 min | 8 months ago

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast.

"Probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused on Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of highly explosive fertilizer in a waterfront warehouse while the government ordered the house arrest of several port officials. International aid flights began to arrive as Lebanon's leaders struggled to deal with the widespread damage in shocking aftermath of Tuesday's blast, which the Health Ministry said killed one hundred and thirty five people and injured around five thousand others. Public anger mounted against the ruling elite that is being blamed for the chronic mismanagement and carelessness that leads to the disaster. The Port of Beirut and customs office is notorious for being one of the most corrupt and lucrative institutions in Lebanon with various factions and politicians including Hezbollah hold sway. The investigation is focusing on how two thousand, seven, hundred and fifty tons of ammonium nitrate. A highly explosive chemical used in fertilizers came to be stored at the facility for six years and why nothing was done about it losses from the blaster estimated to be between ten and fifteen billion dollars with nearly three hundred, thousand people. Now, homeless hospitals were overwhelmed by the injured one that was damaged in the blast hat to evacuate all its patients to A. Nearby field for treatment fueling speculation that negligence was to blame for the accident. An official letter circulating online showed the head of the Customs Department had warned repeatedly over the years that the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate stored in the port was a danger and had asked judicial offices for a ruling on a way to remove it the head of the Customs Department confirmed that they were five or six such letters to the judiciary. The Congo had been stored at the port since it was confiscated from a Russian ship in two thousand, thirteen on Tuesday it is believed to have detonated after a fire broke out

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Lebanon accuses Israel of provoking border escalation

BBC Newshour

00:15 sec | 9 months ago

Lebanon accuses Israel of provoking border escalation

"Prime Minister Hassan Diab accused Israel of violating Lebanon sovereignty and called for caution. Israel says its forces thwarted an attempt by Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran to infiltrate Israel. Hezbollah denies any military operation.

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Israel and Hezbollah 'exchange fire' near Lebanon border

War Room

00:41 sec | 9 months ago

Israel and Hezbollah 'exchange fire' near Lebanon border

"Trading fire across the border between Israeli army and fighters and the lesbian, A Lebanese Shia Misha militia Hezbollah. The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has declared a serious security incident while a spokesman for the Israeli military I said that fighting is still continuing. Israelis living near the border with Lebanon have been ordered to remain indoors. Lebanese sources have posted images of what they say Israel shells hitting the Shebaa Farms area on the border between the two countries. Husband had threatened a strong retaliation for the killing of one of its fighters last week, but top officials have said the group is not seeking all out war. That's the BBC's Sebastian Usher reporting,

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"hezbollah" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

06:20 min | 1 year ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Dramatic move but as part of a pattern by Turkey to reach out more broadly to many parts of Africa ambassador. David Chen is America's former top envoy I to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso he now teaches international relations at George Washington University First of all Libya. Why does Turkey care about Libya? I think it's more historical than anything else The fact that Libya was once part of the Ottoman Empire. I think Libya is sort of going through a neo. He'll autumn and phase that sees a particular attachment to this part of the world. There may also be some interests in hydrocarbons in the wider region and particularly in the case of Libya. There is an economic agreement between Turkey and Libya. This is with the government of National Accord and AAA president. President of Turkey would like to Be Sure to implement that economic agreement and should the government of National Accord fall than that Agreement will come to nothing. So what is in it for the Libyans of it sounds like hydrocarbons are in the back of Everyone's mind I think. The government of National Accord is reaching reaching out to whatever support. It can get and There aren't that many countries that are providing tangible support and particularly military support. So so I think it's really a question of national survival for the government and AAA so you mentioned ambassador the historic context for these Turkish troops going to Libya I mean he does like to invoked the memory of that. A once. Great Ottoman Empire. Do you think this is in some way an attempt to start rebuilding that empire at least create the optics of one well it would be a question of rebuilding the optics of it. I don't think there's any thought of of re establishing the Ottoman Empire with control over territory but there is a desire to establish Turkish influence throughout the former Ottoman area which covers of course all of North Africa gone extends into parts of sub Saharan Africa. As a result you've seen a major effort by Erdo on to Reestablish Turkish interests is throughout all of Africa including those parts that had nothing whatsoever to do with the Ottoman Empire It varies enormously country by country. Turkey he does have significant. Investments and countries like Ethiopia Sudan some of the North African countries. They're very engaged politically in Somalia. Korea and Somalia is one of the country's that's gaining enormously by Turkey's engagement there and what does that mean. What are they actually doing in this relationship with all in addition to providing political support? They they actually have a military facility. And Mogadishu with a couple of hundred Turkish military personnel all that train Somali National Army personnel This is a major investment. Essentially Turkey has Sort of opened the door her. For Somalia. It's offering numerous scholarships to Somali nationals. And about half of all Turkish aid to Africa has gone to Somalia. So the impact in Somalia's enormous so establishing relationships is one thing but actual boots on the ground I mean. How unusual is it for Turkey to send troops overseas Aziz like they're doing in Libya I think it's very unusual. I think Turkey's going to learn that this may be a more difficult situation than simply training Somali. National Army personnel in Mogadishu I really wonder how this is going to play out ambassador David. Chen thank you very much for your time. You're welcome staying in this part of the world Israeli Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu wants immunity from prosecution. He was recently indicted with bribery and fraud in the three separate cases and he's now ask the Israeli parliament. The Knesset to effectively skip trial while he's still in power Hokuetsu lagoon in a televised announcement last night. Netanyahu said that the immunity law is intended to protect elected officials from being framed. Netanyahu often and calls the allegations against him a politically motivated witchhunt Yohannan plus ner in Jerusalem is the president of the Israel Democracy Institute. He's also a former member of the Knesset. Plus new says Netanyahu does not seem to have enough votes in the Knesset to get immunity but just making. The request is expected to delay the start of the trial by several months. It's unlikely that this kness it has already dissolved itself will be able to discuss this request. So we're in a very unique situation. The first time that a prime minister is under indictment for time they chooses to request immunity. First Time that the Knesset goes for a third consecutive electric without being able looking form of government and this obviously has a lot to do with the prime minister trying to avoid his legal proceedings. So you're saying he's buying time and he's buying buying time to get that majority in the Knesset that he's not been able to get so far. Yeah there were two the first round of election in April second round of elections election in September. Both around the prime minister did not gain a majority and neither did the blue and white party led by Mr Guns and surprisingly the polls now indicate it were expected to reach an outcome of a third time. So if you expect another time a third election than definitely there will be a fourth point one there. No no no. If I had to bet based on my decade and a half long experience in politics government will be one way or enough enough this suspicions against Netanyahu which became official corruption charges in late November. They first came to light in the summer of two thousand sixteen. And at the time Netanyahu said confidently that quote nothing will be found because there is nothing End Quote. So how did we get from. There is nothing to Netanyahu asking for. Immunity is there now oh evidence against them that amounts to a smoking gun of corruption. Yes there is evidence that merits the submission of an indictment. Mister Netanyahu claim now is dighton does politically motivated and therefore it should be annulled. There's no evidence whatsoever to support this claim. But Mister Netanyahu's continuous pronouncements.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on PRI's The World

"On. The big stage of the basketball world during the game in Boston. Dodge moved with grace imprecision. Were being. Yeah no look. Passes like chef with deadly accuracy whenever he has the ball in his hands the arenas just a little quieter for fear that if you're not paying attention and you'll miss out on seeing something. Breathtaking stuffing visitor's locker room. After the game he soft-spoken around a gaggle of reporters who have waited seem worried about fourth. Quarter free throw shooting. I'm not worried about they. Just things happening. The interactions are mostly the usual post-game boilerplate questions Two there's also Slovenian reports following him. Don looks like he's ready to go home. The last one in the locker room after a few minutes the mavs. Pr Team Shepherds amount. There wasn't a chance to go into deeper questions about about being the next great European ball player on this night questions. Were just about the game and that seems fair. He's only twenty years old but he navigates advocates the game and everything that comes with it with an elegance of someone much older than that. And he's doing it all while carrying the pride of a small European country tree on his back for the world. Amnesty bumbled steals. You're listening to the world. I'm Marco Marco Werman. You're listening to the world. Turkey is flexing its muscle as a regional power. I intervened in Syria and today. The Turkish parliament approved a plan to send troops to Libya across the Mediterranean to North Africa. Libya is in the midst of a complex civil war. The Turkish troops are being sent to support the government in Tripoli the government there controls the capital. But not much else. It is a.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

06:16 min | 1 year ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Marco Werman you're with the world it could would've ended very badly thousands of pro Iranian demonstrators chanting death to America attack the US embassy in Baghdad. This week they set fire to a reception area and then laid aid siege to the massive diplomatic compound in the Iraqi capital but on Wednesday the demonstrators picked up and left us. Officials quickly. Laid the blame on an iranian-backed Group called cut ebb. Hezbollah here's the world's Sharon Jafari with more how we know that Khattab has was behind the embassy attack for starters it. It was the flags in videos of the scene outside the embassy. Some men wore military uniform. OPS many of them carry the distinctive black white and yellow flags of Qatar Hezbollah which show a raised fist holding an AK forty seven event. It's literally the Hezbollah battalions. It's often called the Hezbollah. Brigades Phillips Smith is with The Washington Institute a think tank in Washington. That's where I specialize is on Shia militias. The Shia militia mapping project. Where I map out? All the activities of all the Shia militias in the Middle East Smyth says Qatar has is closely closely connected to Iran. Iraq's next door neighbor to the east the group is one of the most loyal proxies in Iraq when it was formed formed in two thousand seven it was very small with only a couple of hundred members thin slowly it grew to a much larger powerful organization. Cutoff Hezbollah also operates in Syria slice. This and is strongly connected to the Lebanese Hezbollah is just one of numerous she militia groups in Iraq you have under one hundred groups that are kind of unofficial networks and also official groups official groups. It's closer to around in the sixties range range but when we look at this you have to maintain the understanding the Iranians our firm controllers of a good number of these organizations givens influence influence in Iraq goes way back Smith says in the nineteen eighties. The two countries fought a bloody war. But since the US invasion in two thousand three three enrollment has sought to increase its influence in its neighboring country and it has specifically focused on the Shia communities why it's all about regional power an ideology Jordanian hotel. I had a lot Khomeini. The leader of Iran's nineteen seventy nine Islamic revolution saw himself as the leader of all Muslims especially the Shia he also wanted to export Iran's revolution solution to other countries Comey's legacy continues to this day in Iraq. The Shiites are a majority of the country's population but they suffered greatly during the decades of Saddam Hussein's rule Saddam favored the minority Sunni population. So the Shiites in Iraq looked to Iran and it's religious government for support smile says since the US overthrow of Saddam Hussein. The Iranians have courted. That she has in Iraq as then Matchel on ice the Iraqi economy. It's in the toilet. There's no social services there's no other services there's terrible corruption. There's all sorts of things and the Iranians often come in offering a lot of money offering a lot of political influence at times. If you are somebody who's from a very very poor community. That certainly appeals appeals to you the American troops on the ground witnessed these alliances on a regular basis. Thirty eight year. Old Johnson served two tours in Iraq. Both both took planets out there with the eighty second division house. An Infantryman Johnson says his platoon knew it was dealing with an evonne backed militia group. Because they're the ones ones that stuck around to fight usually a higher coordination More sophisticated weaponry it was. It was a much bigger deal. Johnson says he wasn't familiar with Kuttab. Talk Hezbollah until this week. But when he heard about the embassy attack in Baghdad it reminded him of a comment. That Iraqi army sergeant had made back in in two thousand nine. Oh No if the. US leaves than the wolves are GonNA come out and get us and so they all last because what they thought was that. That's the way that we thought of them by RUF. He says the sergeant meant the Iranian backed militias and he was being sarcastic. Because by that point the Iraqis felt confident. They thought they could handle any any security situation on their own. But of course the Islamic state prove that wrong reflecting on this week's developments Johnson says he can't help hub but feel sad. It feels like we spent as a country and me and you know the people I started with so much time and effort over there that it just just. It's almost like a waste and makes me sad just. I don't know better than that. The leader of Qatar has polo goes by the name Abu Mattie Mohandas one hundred was born to an Iranian mother an Iraqi father he has lived and studied in Iran and speaks foresee perfectly along one home show recently Iranian state media eight documentary about him in it the militia leader says. He's proud to speak Farsi. I love shooting is the language of the Orion. He said. Farsi is the language of the Revolution the American government was concerned about Qatar Hezbollah world before speak attack in two thousand nine State Department designated the group as a terrorist interest organization in the press release. It said Mohandas and his militia group quote pose a significant risk against coalition and Iraqi security forces. This week's event proved just that for the world. I'm Cheian Jafari in Australia. At least eighteen people have died. It from wildfires since September others are still missing and frustration with Australia's prime minister. Scott Morrison is peaking one angry Australian impacted by the fires. Call the prime minister an idiot to his face today..

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"hezbollah" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

09:30 min | 2 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on KTRH

"Hezbollah. We should leave them for that. You really believe that? We're not having massive casualties in Syria. We have very few casualties. I don't even know of any casualties. And I'm not trying to be a hard hearted in any respect. Nobody on the air supports the military as much as I do. But I do know this if we have to go back into that area after we withdraw then you're going to see big casualties. And I think the president to some extent. Has had second thoughts certainly about an immediate pullout. So he's slowing it down. So are superb national security advisor in. This guy's great John Bolton left hates them communists. Hate him. The fascist hate him the Islamic Nazis hate him. Our media hate them hate them. What a cabal? Interesting. They're on the same side in this respect. So he gave a short statement, which reflects the president's position. Although our media is trying to build a wedge between Bolton and Trump goes. That's what they do. And he said in so many words, I'll tell you exactly what he said in Jerusalem. We don't think the Turks or to undertake military action that's not fully coordinated with an agreed to by the United States at a minimum. So they don't endanger our troops. But also, so they meet the president's requirement that the Syrian opposition forces that fought with us or not endangered. He's talking about a number of them. But especially the Kurds, well, Aragon gray mistake. It's not possible for us to swallow. The message Baltin gave from Israel. So he's a Jew hater. He's occurred. Hater he's a freedom. Hater this guy. Is a piece of crap. And I'd use another word, but I can't. This guy is a two-faced liar. And the president should not believe a thing. He has to say, and so he wouldn't meet with Bolton. He wouldn't meet with bone. You see it's to below him. You wouldn't meet with Bolton because Bolton knows a genocidal fascist subhuman when he sees one, and that's gone. Who was destroyed that magnificent country. Who is now working closely with Putin? And other. Of those tyrannical types. All around the world. He's a very dangerous, man. He wants to organize the Muslims to against Israel. Organiz the Muslims. He wants to throw all journalists in prison. Teachers who don't agree with them in prison like this phony effort, he said to topple his government. Then he rounds up. Tens of thousands of people who are obviously all in on the plot. Bloggers teachers police officers. Anyone who ever said anything negative about him? We should tell the sky to stick it. She keep our distance. The other piece that caught my attention that I think you might be interested in this group care. This group care unindicted co conspirator organization officially certified. Was founded in Philadelphia to meeting. Of HAMAs representatives effectively. It's a front group in my opinion. And yet the media have mainstreamed care who they care now. That's C A R E. This is C A R. No, no, no. This is a HAMAs tied council on American Islamic relations. I wish the idiot governor in Arizona Doocy. I mean, he had a tremendous citizen. He could have put in the United States Senate. Really you wanna talk about the first Muslim we could have had the first Muslim Senator a Republican in Zuhdi Jasser. Instead, he picks the woman who McConnell tells them to pick. Who lost an election? Title never respect this governor ever. Sorry, friend Jordan shack towel over at conservative review. And you ought to go over to conservative review. They have great articles every single day. Really good thought pieces conservative review dot com. I'm no longer the editor in chief there. I stepped down from that a long time ago not because I don't like the site. Obviously, I do because I can't do a thousand things. But it's run by wonderful. People are buddy, Jen. And rob and others. Just terrific. You got Daniel Horowitz there. I shouldn't name names but Jordan's very good. He writes, the HAMAs tied council on American Islamic relations, CAIR, which is best known as an unindicted co conspirator in the largest terrorism financing case in American history appears to have access to high ranking Facebook and Twitter executives, and it's communicated with these individuals about who should be allowed to stay on their platforms. According to a Wall Street Journal report published today. Listen to this. The Wall Street Journal reports that care officials complained to Twitter about activists Lara Luma. Citing a tweet in which she called the antisemitic Representative Ilhan, Omar one of the first Muslim women elected to the house. Don't you know, democrat, Minnesota an anti Semite, which she is and had apologised for sharia law. Luma was later permanently banned from Twitter. Czar? How billow the executive director of care San Francisco chapter was quoted in the journal piece as an individual who appears to have special access to both Twitter and Facebook. The council doesn't often step into advocate against the user says executive director Zara billow, but did so in the case of MS Luma based on her previous comments about Muslims. The peace explains. Let me ask you. We'll care now go to Twitter and Facebook and complain. And complain about the democrat from Michigan. His been spewing anti-semitism from the moment. She was elected in long before. Talib. Are they going to go to Twitter and Facebook? And protest about Talib. Rashida Talib a Palestinian heritage. No way. Don't hold your breath. You won't last very long. Yet. The Wall Street Journal fails to note that Bill O herself as a proven radical extremists. In tweets that remain publicly available below has expressed her support for an Islamic caliphate and sharia law she also claims a multiple tweets that ISIS is on the same moral plane as American and Israeli soldiers. Adding that our troops are engaged in terrorism. Bello is not an anomaly at care her views reflect the mainstream consensus within the organization which over the years has attempted to transform itself from a clandestine HAMAs funding operation to a mainstream Muslim civil rights organization. Carry directors have cheered terrorist attacks publicly declared support for terrorist groups and engage in regular bigotry against various religious, religions, ethnicities, women, homosexuals and others. However, not everyone is buying into this suppose a transformation in two thousand fourteen the United Arab Emirates classified care as a terrorist organization given its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. I'm sure Joe Scarborough and Mika will be on top of this one tomorrow. Or maybe Jake tapper how about Don lemon. Yeah. Right. Several bills have been introduced in both houses of congress. Designating the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist. Group remains unclear care would be included given it substantial ties to HAMAs extension. The Muslim Brotherhood for years. Silicon Valley tech giants have been all too eager to look the other way. And allow groups like care to use their platform the spread propaganda completely unchecked. Others bought into the group's newfound civil rights group label and even funded cares advocacy. Now, the social media titans appear to be consulting with care the censoring and banning of unwanted individuals and groups now talking of the same the democrat party today blocked legislation that would allow states boycott companies doing business with their states. When those companies and organizations are involved in the boycott movement against the state of Israel, the democrat party, you know, who blocked it Chuck Schumer. What do you say about that eight-pack? Why don't you grow a set for once? I'll.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"With sr news i'm val deore no indictment for the president has his attorney is saying that special counsel robert mueller's told the president's legal team he will follow justice department guidance and not seek an indictment against the president the precedent that federal prosecutors cannot indict sitting president is laid out in a nineteen ninety nine justice department memo a study released today suggests that many women with a common in aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with her septum can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual twelve that greatly reduces the risk of heart damage that the drug supposedly can cause a texas inmate who insisted he was not involved in san antonio killing more than fourteen years ago was executed one edward custodio receiving lethal injection a couple of hours ago for the fatal shooting of a nineteen year old man that testimony showed was carried out by custodio and several friends on a secluded road this is renews larry elder explains what was wrong wrong with the iran deal has nothing to do with the other things that iran's doing the missiles arming syria helping alqaeda founding hezbollah arming hezbollah financing terror terror groups covert terror group they're the ones financing the bad guys in yemen and none of that was included in the deal none of it the larry elder show weeknights at ten on fm one zero one point five and am fourteen hundred the patriot if you know what the wall street pros no could you make money like they do we believe you can and we've been helping people just like you for twenty one years well mine trading academy educational resource for those who want to generate income and protect wealth and these financial markets hi i'm bob bolya president the detroit campus and if you're tired of underperforming.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

KVNT Valley News Talk

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

"Organization hezbollah is in syria as well fighting for assad and of course there's the syrian military with a proven propensity for using chemical weapons on its own people but perhaps most ominous of all forces of the islamic republic of iran israel sworn enemy have used the syrian civil war to attempt to establish a permanent military presence on israel's doorstep complete with revolutionary guards drones naval bases and offense of missiles now given the consistent threats if iran supreme leader ali khamenei to turn tel aviv the dust a permanent iranian military presence in syria is clearly a red line for the israelis according to all analysis that i've read neither israel nor iran won an all out war okay i have my doubts about iran and the kindling is just piling up a spark of any kind could ignite a major conflagration in the middle east we should all pray that just doesn't happen the so far the signs aren't good last week the israeli defense forces shot down what they claim was an armed iranian drone over israel and response the ids in destroyed the base where the drone was launched killing iranian military in the process to retaliate iran socalled elite coulds force launch twenty missiles at israeli military post in the golan heights israel responded with a massive wave of air and missile strikes against iranian military targets around syria now the trump administration's made clear that the us will stand firmly on the side of israel as we should not only is israel are only true ally in the middle east it's the sole stable democracy surrounded by his llamas dictatorships secular dictatorships terrorist organizations like hezbollah and the palestinian hamas as well as all that chaos in syria american christians have long stood with the jewish state in fact years ago on this program here's what chuck colson had to say we must recall the words of genesis twelve verses one and two regarding the ancient israelites god says i will bless.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

02:32 min | 3 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"Border of lebanon into into israel and so in fact for many years these the syrian excuse me the iranians were dependent primarily on the hezbollah deterrent as the main part of its ability to deter these rallies and they had to get those missiles to hezbollah in syria hezbollah in lebanon through syria and that's why you have this conflict now or it's a major recently of the conflict now in syria between iran and and israel because the israelis have said openly that they want to shut down the route that the iranians are taking for these supply of of these these missiles to to has in lebanon through syria and then they began to bomb these sites in syria that the iranian forces are using regardless of whether they had anything to do with those missiles and so we have a transition here to another kind of of conflict where israel these are simply attacking your run in syria to essentially show that iran cannot have access to syrian territory and i would say that has become the prime mary the fundamental nature of this this iranian israeli conflict that we're seeing play out gareth porter based on your previous in recent assessments are we looking at a new round of of war for the middle east based upon pretext and fabrication yes i think that that is the case i think that if you go back to last december the israeli press was reporting at least some elements of the israeli practically reporting that's a meeting unannounced meeting between hr mcmaster and other officials of the trump administration in national security and the senior officials of the is rarely government including the national security adviser israel to map out and reach agreement on a common strategy for iran and that strategy of course was to include what to do about.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM

KKOB 770 AM

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM

"For a homeland security and counterterrorism confirmed in his speech the administration was looking for ways to build up moderate elements within hezbollah modern elements within a terrorist organization hezbollah's a very interesting organization brennan told a washington conference saying it evolved from a purely a terrorist organization to a militia and ultimately a political party with representatives in the lebanese parliament and cabinet according to a reuters report there's certainly the elements of hezbollah there truly a concern to ask what they're doing and what we need to do is find ways to diminish their influence within the organization and try to build up the more moderate elements absolute insanity in practice the administration's willingness to envision a new role for hezbollah in the middle east combined with its desire for a negotiated settlement to the iran nuclear program translated into our reluctance the move aggressively against top hezbollah operatives according to project cassandra members and others lebanese harm dealer ali fired a suspected top hezbollah operative who mayjune's believe reported a russian president vladimir putin as a key supplier weapons to seer in iraq was arrested in prague in the spring a 2014 but for the nearly two years fired was in custody top obama administration officials declined to apply serious pressure on the czech government to extradite him to the united states even as putin was lobbing aggressively against it now you know why putin backs iran because he gets paid off now you know why putin backs hezbollah because he gets paid off putin is worth over forty billion dollars imagine and all that hard work see a pays off kids i'll be right back month below ban.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on KOIL

KOIL

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on KOIL

"He's rich so turns out the i proiranian militant group hezbollah were basically bring it in cocaine into the country it'll palme basically overlooked it so in where's the drug enforcement administration drive to target hezbollah is for it is coming from politico into drug trafficking ran into what they call high level roadblocks best stymied many of the cases agents wanted to bring as well as efforts to get suspects extradited from overseas to the us so i was like no we're going to do a deal with the drug dealers of hezbollah so that they could continue selling drugs and financing their terrorist organization so that we can get the iran deal and then when the iran deal happens procedural barbara's sense small bills of like fives intends to iran in exchange for this deal were they will quote stop their nuclear weapon arsenal program so he allowed hezbollah allegedly to continue selling drugs to finance terrorist operations and gave a role in small bills so that potentially they could do the same thing i mean how do these people on fake news cnn how do they sit there with a straight face every day with this political but was telling the story is this not breitbart this isn't fox news.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

"Gonna do to counter that and i think a tough one for trump because his instincts are get as he would put it get the hell out it we don't have any particular what what's in not our fight now that isis defeated but the truth is that all of these things are in some ways uh affecting our interests and if we don't if we did get out and iran was suppose was were able to put all of those hezbollah rockets but hundred fifty thousand that has now something like that uh and and and on the northern border israel and use in also basically build up uh hezbollah on the border of jordan uh what's going to happen in the future tour to allies there for a just to cite one example but to do something trump if he wants to stop that than trump is gonna have to commit at least airpower uh and may be supportive arms to the nonradical sunnis in syria and maybe the kurds well this is another theme i think that the president has learned over the year which is that he proclaimed america first in who doesn't want the present the united states to put the interests of hated state's first of course we do but i think he's learning that america first doesn't mean american kim retreat from the world much as he would like to retreat from places like syria or places like afghanistan or even north asia i think he's finding it impossible to do so given the realities of not just of our interests in the region but the interests of our allies.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:32 min | 3 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Them and we do sort of fell into this situation with the cars i lived in the area i knew a lot of thereabouts runs uh they accepted me and um we ended up uh falling into this thing but the the intelligence it was gathered was profoundly important and it was shut down and and it was apparently the intelligence gathered was extensive and very substantive they grabbed them with their with their activities in central america and south america in africa uh in the united states is hezbollah is a uh it's network throughout the world people just think of it as a militia arm of iran what's raising funds for itself and iran and enormous a number amount of tons of cocaine came into this country coin of this political article so it turns out that the obama administration was in fact a massive drug dealer isn't that right i would say so we know through uh intelligence associations that hezbollah was said to be moving cocaine and heroin through the become valley in syria and the that it would come through there without any interference when they could ship it to the united states and there was a lot of of chatter about their and shipping drugs than what we found in western africa was that hezbollah seem to be much more of a financial organisation than a terrorist militant organisation there now let me say they're planning for war against israel iran hezbollah others stories today that uh they've got this uh this trail that they want it that brings them right up to the border with israel hezbollah in syria protect him by the russians we now know that uh through this article among others that putin is on the take through hezbollah in iran making absolutely a ton of money all these crooks and cronies of course in the name of allah when it comes to comes to iran but anyway listen don't hang up my producer wants to speak to you okay mercury more all right i appreciate your call very much so the obama administration was allowing the mexican drug cartels some of the most brutal in the world if not the most brutal in the world to purchase weapons and ammunition from uh from the united states including gun deal as care which were used extensively to slaughter people.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Was a time in which i think that hezbollah was after having helped restore the sovereignty of the lebanese state in the south by basically liberating in a territory that had been occupied by israel was casting forward into the future and trying to determine what it would become would it become a domestic lebanese political forest what it stay a resistance organization even though there didn't seem to be that much more to resist at that time that was even before the iraq war it was sort of having a bit of an identity crisis um i think ended up being reactive in a way i think it's future was chartered by the developments in the region ultimately the iraq war that the invasion of iraq they gave rise to this and they resist insurgency that gave rise to what became ultimate the isis i think that hezbullah operates across see spaces i think it's unhelpful to identify as a proxy of iran among said it plays a very strong role in lebanon it has a history and the shia community which has been very marginalized as a social base but at the same time it is very much an ally of iran for brazil let me bring you were where your sergey perspective remember you do see hezbollah as an iranian proxy right these are these are strictly views but he absolutely i think hasbullah as proxy of iran and wild you know one might argue that hezbollah had its origin as a resistance movement to the israeli invasion of lebanon but obviously israel has left lebanon a long time ago so at this point thank the only thing that.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

02:01 min | 4 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

"Hezbollah has taken iran side in the region wide rift between shia iran and sunni saudi arabia and syria's war is part of that rift saudi arabia and iran back opposing sides in the sectarian conflict while hezbollah supporters in lebanon remained loyal its popularity and sunni countries across the middle east which had risen after the two thousand six war with israel has now plummeted the group is now perceived as killing sunni civilians inside syria on iran's request were very much puerta role be regime tactics to isolate surround earned starve out communities and the siege an ultimate fall of eastern aleppo her husband his fingerprints all over it but hezbollah claims it is fighting terrorists in syria and making sure they don't crossover into lebanon you'll see buffoon our fighters are injured fighting terrorism and protecting our borders they are protecting our people our villages and towns however for all it has lost in regional popularity the group has become hugely strengthen militarily and it is capitalizing on that fight pursuing further involvement in the region the group is also fighting in iraq taking on the sunni extremists isis at the same time the uslead coalition is also fighting the islamic state in iraq an operating on the same side as she a malicious including hezbullah this indirect relationship of convenience is an irony of the war against the islamic state the trump administration has talked tough abide containing iran but given a little explanation of how it would play a role in curbing iran and its ally here in lebanon hezbollah while continuing to fight the common enemy of isis.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

02:01 min | 4 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

"Hezbollah has taken iran side in the region wide rift between shia iran and sunni saudi arabia and syria's war is part of that rift saudi arabia and iran back opposing sides in the sectarian conflict while hezbollah supporters in lebanon remained loyal its popularity and sunni countries across the middle east which had risen after the two thousand six war with israel has now plummeted the group is now perceived as killing sunni civilians inside syria on iran's request were very much puerta role be regime tactics to isolate surround earned starve out communities and the siege an ultimate fall of eastern aleppo her husband his fingerprints all over it but hezbollah claims it is fighting terrorists in syria and making sure they don't crossover into lebanon you'll see buffoon our fighters are injured fighting terrorism and protecting our borders they are protecting our people our villages and towns however for all it has lost in regional popularity the group has become hugely strengthen militarily and it is capitalizing on that fight pursuing further involvement in the region the group is also fighting in iraq taking on the sunni extremists isis at the same time the uslead coalition is also fighting the islamic state in iraq an operating on the same side as she a malicious including hezbullah this indirect relationship of convenience is an irony of the war against the islamic state the trump administration has talked tough abide containing iran but given a little explanation of how it would play a role in curbing iran and its ally here in lebanon hezbollah while continuing to fight the common enemy of isis.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

01:38 min | 4 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

"As butler runs its own schools medical facilities uneven sports clubs across lebanon they may also be used to control that society to andrew exim was the top middle east policy official at the pentagon at the end of the obama administration and he lived in lebanon for several years the services the boiler provides to its constituency our services that quite frankly the lebanese government has failed to provide historically and so you can't blame lebanon sashi a constituency for accepting the services provided by hezbollah on the other hand decrees a real dilemma for them when they were too if it were to think about ever moving away from hezbollah hasbullah is estimated to have lost over thirteen hundred fighters in the war more than they ever lost fighting israel most of these women have male loved ones fighting in syria this woman lost his sons it as the mother of a man seen is a martyrs out her emotions are complicated set up the feeling on my son being murdered his powerful he will attain a high position and having for us for what he did for us and frantic nettie even though it is difficult because he has my child it is difficult two followers of hezbollah this sacrifice is not made for politics it is a religious duty and that judy is absolute devotion and loyalty to the global shia communities guardian regardless of national boundaries currently that guardian is iranian cleric and supreme leader ayatollah khamenei.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

02:13 min | 4 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

"Designated by foreign governments as a terrorist organization hezbollah is blocked from using the sea and air to the south since israel with who lebanon is still officially at war hasbullah's weaponry and financing comes from iran across shia dominated iraq through syria and into lebanon the shia axis as it is often called would be broken if the sunnidominated opposition took over syria for them should war remove the shooting review looters you through is he will serve existence was their survival on the battlefield in syria hezbollah has proved its effectiveness those injured during battles in syria rely on the organisation's extensive network and assistance the news our was given exclusive access to this hasballah treatment center in beirut where the group's warwounded from syria received treatment and physical therapy we were not allowed to speak with these fighters but i'm a horseman who lost a leg fighting the israeli army in the past and now runs the center told us about the kind of injuries he sees here oh does or how they are normally very painful some such as final or injuries were in the brain can they lead to a person being maryland's who's not being able to being not being able to move will be or losing limbs to my home for this young fighter is recovering from a devastating head injury struggling to relearn names for every day objects however the warwounded are just one type of patient here on the center mostly offers medical care to civilians from the local community it's all part of a policy cultivated by hezbollah's leader has unnecessary delay since becoming the group's leader in ninety ninety two after israel killed his predescessor nasrallah has expanded hezbollah as a militant group unsupervised the creation of extensive social programs for its community effectively creating a state within a state inside lebanon.

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"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

02:13 min | 4 years ago

"hezbollah" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

"Designated by foreign governments as a terrorist organization hezbollah is blocked from using the sea and air to the south since israel with who lebanon is still officially at war hasbullah's weaponry and financing comes from iran across shia dominated iraq through syria and into lebanon the shia axis as it is often called would be broken if the sunnidominated opposition took over syria for them should war remove the shooting review looters you through is he will serve existence was their survival on the battlefield in syria hezbollah has proved its effectiveness those injured during battles in syria rely on the organisation's extensive network and assistance the news our was given exclusive access to this hasballah treatment center in beirut where the group's warwounded from syria received treatment and physical therapy we were not allowed to speak with these fighters but i'm a horseman who lost a leg fighting the israeli army in the past and now runs the center told us about the kind of injuries he sees here oh does or how they are normally very painful some such as final or injuries were in the brain can they lead to a person being maryland's who's not being able to being not being able to move will be or losing limbs to my home for this young fighter is recovering from a devastating head injury struggling to relearn names for every day objects however the warwounded are just one type of patient here on the center mostly offers medical care to civilians from the local community it's all part of a policy cultivated by hezbollah's leader has unnecessary delay since becoming the group's leader in ninety ninety two after israel killed his predescessor nasrallah has expanded hezbollah as a militant group unsupervised the creation of extensive social programs for its community effectively creating a state within a state inside lebanon.

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