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"Companies. Surveys have shown a majority of Japanese companies in the public, though, don't think the Olympics will happen next year. Or should happen. 9 25 traffic and weather together every 10 minutes on the fives. Let's check your freeways now, which have Biggs All right, and let us begin in Boyle Heights on the westbound 10 at Santa Fe. The CHP is wrapping up break right now, as we are speaking to remove a stalled out car that's in the fast lane. We have a new problem in the valley in Encino. One on one eastbound Haskell. This is a two car injury crash. Looks like they're moving that one already over to the right shoulder. Still, the heavy jam is in Granada Hills North bound for O Fi right at the five. Solo injury crashed. The car ended up on its roof. And as a result, the fast lane is blocked. Once you get around it, you are okay. Looks pretty good right now. In Gardena north on four or five at Western. That's where a car in a big rig got tangled up. And I'm not seeing any delays in Clermont on the eastbound tended Indian Hill. That was a two car crash blocking the off ramp. However, still a lot of heavy traffic coming down the home pass on the south side of the 15. Next report Coming up at 9 35. I'm Jeff with mohr. Traffic reports more often. K next. 10 70 NewsRadio Fire Weather watch going into effect for the week because of the high temperature is also a wind advisory because of the Santa Ana winds going to be hot tomorrow really hot up to 100 degrees in the Valley and inland Empire Areas 90 downtown. Hi. Seventies along the coast Riverside 70 degrees Now in Redondo Beach, 68 van I 69 degrees when these famous four for four is heating up with a new,.
Belichick reaches milestone as Patriots top Raiders 36-20
"Everyone is time for the bonus episode postgame recap for Vegas Nation podcast. I'm your host Heidi Fang and I'm joined with our readers writers, Ed Greenie, Adam. Hill we're going to break down what happened here in the Raiders Lost Thirty six to twenty against the New England Patriots here Gillette Stadium in Foxborough at an ir up in the press box Adam back in Vegas a from my vantage point it was. A lot of mistakes made by the raiders, which is something you can't do against the bill belichick coach team. So we're GONNA get all into that here but I I want to remind everybody that we are brought to you by Salmon Ash, indeed visa and also favor. So make sure to subscribe wherever you're listening and what was your first take on what you saw out in the field today with the raiders. You're right. They did everything you can't do and win on the road or anywhere turn the ball over three times. Once rent on. Didn't protect car when they were driving. Me fumbled the Fumble Alina Game Matter Games already overby fumbled the end zone. In the second half, they just wore down defensively I actually done the first thirty minutes be interested at him. I think thought the first thirty minutes they played. As good. A defense as they haven't a while let's be honest. Thirteen points here cam help them a lot. He wasn't any third, but they were down on the second Apple Sikhism Derek. Carr in the offense couldn't stand field. He gave up two hundred and fifty yards total rushing late Sony Michelle when expert in its players per talking, you know these of League so they were down and they just couldn't match. Match up. So a bad game they printed everything you can do and what on the road so Adam how much in fact that these running bags like just through the defense offered their game because I don't think they were looking to contain the likes of three different running backs in this one I think they prepared to contain Cam Newton? What was your thoughts on the running game? I think I was definitely a part of it and I think there was definitely adjustments made. By the Patriots coaching staff because as as ED put out for the first half of the, Patriots were able to run the ball somewhat. But I thought a it wasn't. There wasn't those explosive plays. There wasn't those big plays downfield and it was a kind of picking up some yards here. They're moving the ball effectively but not really gashing the raiders defense and then. They figured out something in the run game after halftime and I'll be interested to find out the later in the week. Interested to get the the all twenty two film comes out like Tuesday. Look a little what happened but I think just at first glance without really looking into what they were doing on the line maybe differently. They definitely started to go to some more cutback plays where they I thought really were able to take advantage of some over pursuit of the writer side in particular from Jonathan Abram, who you know, we know what he can do. In terms just flying around offensively and having people would kind of sending a message for that defense but at the same time. You can use that aggression against him and I think the Patriots kind of figure that out a little bit and it really hit him with a big plays on a place where he got into the gap, he was near the bulk area but just couldn't make up Adams exactly right and and they're going to have to here's the thing about a player John Neighbor might think they love is aggressiveness in his hitting all that he's got a swagger Jim and I. Hate to say this, but sometimes, you just have to you have to balance that it's hard to tell a guy like that. Don't play this way but Adams wait we should for resod against Christian McCaffrey, over pursues too much when you take the battling new pursue Sunny Michelle Christian McCaffrey, they're gonNA come back will go so Yeah. They just didn't play the run wellness second atoms right they adjusted and you have to give Michelle credit like I said when you go For, an average of thirteen yards of Kerry and I don't know if he's ever average per carry more than seven in a games and you also have saved in job I am. But they did they didn't play offensively were out of rhythm Waller. We'll talk about that I know atoms writing thoughts. Darren WELLM was non factor when you get a lot of good at the bill Belgium at he talked about. How good daring waller as well. Guess what he must have died because they ran every defense coverage double team run in stem and stopped him. So atom I know you you wrote about this mean, what did you hear the game to her? How they? You know bottle up there wall I thought it was a group effort I. think that's what of expected to hear from the Patriots Bill. Belichick obviously didn't go into detail about what he did. I think it was just a lot of deception what they were doing offensively disguising it and Bella check pointed out. Hey, it wasn't somebody covering him necessarily a lot of zone. We played a lot of you know bracket coverage a lot of. Men under there was a lot of different things. Defensively. On Waller but I think it was more just about the looks of they're giving up the line and never letting the raiders. No. Before the play what kind of coverage is GonNa be on Waller? Want Credit Anybody I. Think mccourty would be the one that you would like added. Say. Devin mccourty that Dinnie. Tremendous job on him but it was a little bit of everybody kind of in the mixer.
10 arrested after protest crumbles into destruction, fires in Seattle
"Businesses tagged and fires lit up the night the fourth night in a row of protests in Seattle last night. Almost call Miller cover the activity. Damage wasn't contained. Two just Capitol Hill as that march eventually spilled into downtown before going back towards the East Precinct. And from what the Seattle Department of Transportation was tweeting that group that continue to go down Fourth Avenue tagging more buildings. Eventually, they made it back up to Capitol Hill. And by the time we got there A few of the fires that had been started had since been put out. We're told by police that they may 10 arrests. Businesses
10 arrested after protest crumbles into destruction, fires in Seattle
"And let's tell you how busy it was in downtown Seattle. Last night, Buildings damaged businesses tagged again, and fires lit up the sky. Damage wasn't contained. Two just Capitol Hill as that march eventually spilled into downtown before going back towards the East Precinct and from what the Seattle Department of Transportation was tweeting that group that continue to go down Fourth Avenue, tagging more buildings. Eventually they made it back up to Capitol Hill, and by the time we got there, a few of the fires that had been started had since been put out. 10 arrests were made confirmed by Seattle
Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court
"Trump Trump picked picked Amy Amy Cockney Cockney Barrett Barrett yesterday yesterday to to fill fill Ruth Ruth Bader Bader Ginsburg Ginsburg empty seat. The federal appeals court judge also got high praise from him. President Trump made that announcement at the White House yesterday. Today it is my honor to nominate one of our nation's most brilliant And gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement. Powering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. There. It was there in person with her family to accept that nomination and pays tribute to the woman chief replace Should I be confirmed? I will be mindful of who came before me. The flag of the United States is still flying at half staff and memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to mark the end of a great American life. Justice Ginsburg began her career at a time when women were not welcome in the legal profession. But she not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them. Well, that's it. Ginsberg's the legacy of Expanding women's rights is pretty much the opposite of judge barrettes. She is deeply conservative and is a favorite of the religious right. She's from Marlins and has a law degree from Notre Dame. Bear. Its presence on the court will give conservative leaning justices a solid majority, and critics say that could take Obama care and the DACA program while threatening LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights. Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer. My colleagues are united in opposition. Many of them have issued statements in opposition. And we are united. Democratshouse Senate and Joe Biden. And show in alerting the American people to the danger danger to their health care. They're very healthcare they depend on with this nomination. The court will hear a challenge to Obamacare next month, one that could take away guaranteed coverage for anyone with a pre existing condition. Covert 19 would likely apply and well, we're in the middle of a global health crisis. Barrettes nomination is expected to be quickly confirmed in the Senate. But as correspondent Karen Travers report now that President Trump has made this nomination official the action moves to Capitol Hill, where there will likely be a very bitter confirmation fight president today acknowledged to the senators who were in the Rose Garden that they could have a tough time on their hands. Very quick. I'm sure it'll be extremely non controversial, A new poll from ABC News in The Washington Post found. 57% of Americans say the Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by the winner of the November election with a vote in the Senate next year. Just 38% say they prefer to see President Trump and the current Senate Act on a nomination. nomination. Majority Majority leader leader Mitch Mitch McConnell McConnell says says he he wants wants to to confirm confirm Barrett Barrett before before election election Day. Day. Republicans Republicans are are looking looking at at October October 12 12 to to begin begin barrettes barrettes confirmation hearings right now.
San Francisco Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres
"Of course, a disappointing lost by the San Francisco Giants. Today. 62 to 6 runs nine hits in San Diego two runs seven hits for the Giants three home runs by but Padres in this game two T's hitting his 17th. On. Tommy Pham had his third and then Mitch Moreland hit his second. So back to back homeruns solidified the wind in the ninth inning. Ah, big loss, and I think it was kind of a hangover yesterday after that, the second game of the double hitter. When the Padres came up with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on the trend, Charism home run and it just took the life out of them today. They just didn't have any spark with their bats. They just couldn't get anything going. Ah, baserunning steal by Du Bon and the fifth there was a blunder. They're trying to go from 2nd and 3rd on his own. He got picked off a third and they only had a couple chances there in the eighth inning, but the baths were silent. They only had seven hits on the On the day belt had to used Rimsky had two floors had won and Durban had one. And that was it, So their offense kind of been stymied. It just looked really dead today that this just looked defeated before the game even started. So we could talk about that game because a lot of things have happened now since the Giants lost 6 to 2 There now. 29 30. They must win tomorrow. That's the first thing the Brewers lose or the Brewers wind and knocked at cards to 29 29. The Giants will win. They'll be forcing ST Louis to play a double hitter on Monday at Detroit. Then the cards have to drop both games for San Francisco to get in. It's a scenario the Giants are eliminated with the lost tomorrow automatically. So 1st 1st things first they need to win to Marjorie Smiley on the hill for the Giants. We still don't know who the Padres they're throwing out there. There might be a bullpen committee game that means nothing to them. The Giants need to put a win together somehow some way tomorrow and watch what happens. Milwaukee is playing ST Louis. They beat him today.
Newsom signs law allowing transgender inmates to be placed in prison by their gender identity
"Here. Duma gun grab signed a bill earlier today, allowing This is in case you're pre book or pretrial. Listen to this transgender inmates must be placed in prisons based on their gender identity. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. CCR will now House inmates based on their gender identity. Rather than their sex assigned at birth. And by the way, you don't have a sex assigned at birth. The hill dot com You're you are you're born whatever you're born. But anyway, they said, rather than their sex assigned at birth, but only if the state does not have management or security concerns with individual inmates. Of the law. Newsome signed. I guess that is his name. Gavin Newsom Saturday requires officers to ask inmates privately during the intake process if they identify as transgender, non binary or intersex. Then inmates can request to be placed in officially that houses either men or women.
Seattle businesses face thousands of dollars in damage by vandals, protest fallout
"Is going to be costly for business owners. Come. Oh, Suzanne. Phone has more from Capitol Hill. Taro Nagashima can't believe his eyes. His surveillance video captured the attack on Roman down both on Thursday night, someone broke his duel. Pane windows, and then he said, they toss an explosive into his restaurant. I thought if Yang Wei escape the bald Throw the firework. Fortunately, the restaurant was empty and no one was hurt. And around the corner, Hugo House more cleanup. Someone broke the windows there. At Central Lutheran Church, which is across the street from calendars in park. The pastor there believes a vandal did damage our facilities manager Aw, a person was wearing black and had a hoodie on, he says. Someone hurled rocks at the church, breaking five intricate 100 year old stained glass windows highly likely that the person was a part of the protest. But we don't know Suzanne Fawn Cohen is a rally in Portland,
Mark Meadows Speaks with Reporters
"Today outside the White House chief of staff Mark Meadows spoke to reporters for a little over 10 minutes on issues, including the replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U. S. Supreme Court. The president said he needs nine Justice Supreme Court election challenge because he asked me of potential nominees how they will vote. No, he hasn't. Actually I've been in those interviews and I could tell you it would be inappropriate for us Ask those kinds of questions. I think his comments were more just an indication that we need a a full panel on the Supreme Court. You don't want to ever provide a a situation where there could be Tie a 44 ty not to suggest that this should be a 44 tie. I think it should be more of a unanimous decision on some of the facts that I have seen. But obviously I'm not a justice. They would have to hear That case would be highly inappropriate. We wouldn't want to ask a question that would perhaps for some potential nominee to recuse themselves. Should they have to hear this waste but with him out there, saying he needs to have this justice because there might be a challenge. That create bags of a conflict of interest for whoever you well, I know no more than any other judge that has been nominated by Donald Trump or Barack Obama or anybody else. I mean to suggest that just because they were nominated by somebody that they would have an inherent bias, I think we've seen from the court rulings already by the Supreme Court. They're an independent body, and they don't necessarily vote the way that you might think they should. I can tell you that That particular issue is eyes, Probably the least of potential nominees. Worries that it makes you effective profits were kind of expecting a second question. The president will have confidence. I can't speak to the second question in terms of the confidence in director Ray, I can tell you that I was Very, very disappointed to see some of the text messages and emails that came out yesterday. And some of the discovery that was put for from my previous job is a member of Congress. I know that I've asked for exactly those kinds of documents and never got them on that was under the previous director and also under this director on so it is time for direct array to quit in my mind playing footsie with transparency and Deliver those documents. The second part of your question was more that I think. Well, I think if past is prologue, I mean, we've got all kinds of indications that the Democrats are. We're going to use the next 30 days to try Tio shame. Whatever nominee we put four for their faith for their record for who they are, and Troubling. I mean, we've got it. We see even today that way don't have AH continuing resolution passed because Chuck Schumer is playing games with procedural aspect based on a potential nominee. We took down a election security hearing today because Chuck Schumer's playing games that's minor. That's that's child's play compared to what we will see over the next 30 days, But we're prepared for the fight. What we will see is, I think Be thorough Vetting but hopefully done in expeditious way way. I didn't say it was Judge Merrick Isa. Good leading question. You can say that the president's confidence in director, I haven't talked to him about it. Well, I can tell you that we have a number of people that continue to serve at the pleasure of the president that he has different degrees of confidence in on DSo Tio directly speak to that question. Without actually talking to him would be inappropriate about healthcare. Big announcement guys today the president wanted to executive orders now the U. S government policy that preexisting conditions should be protected. Forced the affordable care act right now is that five lost? What are Americans make policy of already existing protection? Well, Peter, you as you know, there's a court case going through as it relates to the affordable care act and what the president Wanted to make sure I was clear not once not twice. But now a third time in signing that executive order is to make sure that preexisting conditions are covered that insurance companies can price people out of their coverage just because of the illness that they have or could have come down with, And it was just a commitment and say that if the court strike that down any future legislation under a Trump administration would guarantee that preexisting conditions are covered. And so From his perspective, It's just trying to make sure that the message is clear. He's been very clear in the Oval Office, You know, Sometimes the campaign rhetoric in the ads that get place do not match the private conversations in the Oval. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows outside the White House earlier today. Scepticism of some because obviously the president president for four years, But they say that it's that they should be protected his only a policy. It's not along. We've never seen a plan. Peter, this is not your first rodeo. And you know how Congress has the inordinate and unbelievable ability to obstruct, especially when you have a divided Congress. I don't know of a single Democrat that would be willing to take down on Obama care piece of legislation haven't served in the car. It's almost like they're Holy grail. Now they'll admit there's all kinds of flaws and all kinds of problems with it that they won't fix, but they won't repeal it. And so it's all about making sure that the message to the American people gets covered. One of the interesting things that no one seems to be picking up on too much. Well, is the $200 copay that's actually is going it is coming from the savings from the executive order on most favored nation big farmer would push back on that. Pushback on that, But we're going to be able to save tens of billions of dollars were actually going to use a demo. Ah, demo for to be Medicaid CMS demo project that will actually allow us to use about $7 billion to pay for those. But those will be offset with savings from from Pharma as we enacted most favorite nation, money way have we have a 10 year? Window on that for those savings, and we're actually working on those final rules. Those proposed rules now to put forth But just like the Obama administration used the same program in the previous administration were going to use it now to make sure that seniors get the benefit of those savings today and that they don't have to wait for those you already prepping initial Supreme Court nominee for confirmation questions and Wilder wise guy sort of Urfa. Person around Capitol Hill with numbers on DSO in terms of prepping any particular nominee that we have. No, we have not started prepping those. We won't until the nomination is full on I see me mean by wise guy could be wise guy or a gal, a cz, a Sherpa, and so as we wait guys in a plural and generic sense I would have seen on so as we look at that. I don't know that we'll be using Sherpa as much we've been working with leader McConnell, in a very direct way of had daily conversations would leader McConnell a number of senators because of covert and the inability of senators to actually engage more on a office by office faces? We're looking at modifying that if there is a need for a Sherpa, we've actually have asked the leader for some recommendations. There were certainly open to that. But I think next week what you'll see Is Patsy polonium myself, making sure that we make the nominee available to a wide variety of senators. Political question. You aware that Amy Kony's merit worked on foot vs board and you know what was her role? Apparently, she was in Florida working for Stuart Levey. According to her question. Yeah, I I'm certainly aware of every nominees record, whether it's Amy Comey, Barrett or anybody else. I can't say I don't think that this is a hanging Chad problem. This's more a mail in ballot. Unsolicited mail in ballot with delays in collection of those ballot issue. Hopefully, we're not gonna have a hanging Chad problem when my last question was president, felling three of your quote, By the way, I think you owe guide okay. Yeah, that sounds like a good stand. Wise wise guys. Okay, campaign. Apparently, the RNC are telling Republican voters essentially that they need To vote absentee necessary. Isn't that sort of out of line with the president's message going to be male in front? And I mean, I think absentee ballots if they've got a normal process, perhaps auntie ballots like we had in North Carolina. I don't know that that process is one that is new or different. I can't speak to every state. All I can speak to is North Carolina, but but I can't. Say you that solicited ballads with absentee requests or certainly something that has been the norm eyes the unsolicited ballots mailing to ever registered voter that he has a bigger problem with and that most Americans should have a problem with that theory is she's been radio programming from Friday. Well, I don't know That's how I'm basing the acceptance. Of the election here is a valid point here is what we want to make. Sure of is that laws are not changed by a few judges making it like in North Carolina consent decree. Don't change the laws that are on the books just so that you can extend the election time. Most states, North Carolina and others have a very long time for them to be able to cast their ballots either in person or by mail leading up to November. 3rd s O to suggest that we should have November 3rd. It's a week plus two weeks like has been mentioned in some states is not. There is not something that I think is necessary. The other is is when you have secretaries of states in a partisan manner, potentially certifying election results. We want to make sure that they do this on on away that's credible and they can with stand the scrutiny of of the public eye on allow a partisan process to get in. I don't know if you're following what's happened. In North Carolina. But it's very troubling where you have a a Democrat group, filing suit against a Democrat, Board of elections and then doing a consent decree. That's not what the American judicial system is all about. It's in my opinion gaming the system. Hopefully, that judge will not go ahead with that consent decree but is very problematic and it disenfranchises voters whether they're Republican, unaffiliated or Democrat. We want to make sure every vote counts. But We want to make sure that on ly one vote count ceremony, I I'm I'm assuming that we were invited. I don't know about the best. You know the invite list. Obviously, yesterday we wanted to make sure before he left town. He paid respects and so way actually adjusted his schedule so that he could do that. Yesterday I travelled with him and, as you know, way made that a priority. Thanks, guys. White House Chief of staff Mark Meadows outside the White House this morning,
Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at U.S. Capitol
"Capitol Hill said goodbye to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ah Oh, Ginsberg was the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was there and so was his running mate, Kamala Harris. What leadership in law covered service. And she broke so many barriers and I intentionally know that people like
US Supreme Court: The possible nominees to fill vacancy
"Of you paid attention to who the possible nominees are. People are talking about Amy Kuney Barrett and Barbara Lago do you know but these judges and can you tell us anything about them? Sure I mean there. It's almost certain to be Amy Coney Barrett. Just because trump has generally deferred to actually others throughout his four years especially when it comes to the higher court, the Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, and there's really a pretty big consensus around amy. Barrett, there some talk that like trump would be helped in Florida if he went the other way. But I'll be I'll be very shocked if it's not her now she is you know a a more or less. Predictable right wing jurist. I think her her confirmation. We'll have enormous effects just because I think it's clear. She's a reliable vote to overturn Roe v Wade where. Probably, in her absence, they would just continue cutting the meaning of that precedent down. You know because even as of today it's it's been made so hard to get an abortion in the south that weather would wanNA speak of. A meaningful federal right to abortion is already open to question in in many other areas. She'll just confirm that drift to the supreme, court in this liberal direction, which actually some of the Democrats on on the panel have have kind of colluded and in taking it toward in recent decades. So the addition of one person is rarely like catalytic or transformative. Maybe on this one issue of abortion, it would actually lead five of the justices without chief justice, Roberts to overturn Roe v Wade, which might not happen otherwise and I'm not suggesting that's not a big deal. It is, but probably in most other areas of law, it would just be like the same more of the same except more. So so so what are the different ways that you see this playing out Let's say this happened than Biden is elected He then gets to replace I assume the next soon to retire Justice Briar I believe, right? I mean. We. Assume that Clarence Thomas would try to outlast Joe Biden in the same way that Ruth Ginsburg tried to outlast Donald. Anything could happen right and you happen and of course, we should probably talk about interesting relationship between Biden and Clarence Thomas. How much of a? Let's go there. How much did Biden in neighb- ball Clarence Thomas is Supreme Court. Or empower him as a sitting Supreme Court justice while he was instrumental as as the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I mean you know we can get personal. But in we've all seen, you know whatever the you know the Netflix's reenactment of this level. But you know the truth is that Biden you know maybe like all of us only more so again has been a prisoner of his time all the way along and at that moment The He he responded you know as part of the like con, the comedy of the Senate required. You know he hung out with these other white men and they decided that this wasn't a big enough deal and there was deference even in a democratically controlled Senate to the you know right of the president to nominate a supreme. Court justice when a seat is vacant we've totally given up those those norm sense really as a country, but you know within the Senate to. You know I definitely think he sh- his treatment of Anita Hill is part of the record that we ought to think seriously about it's mainly testament to changing norms in the country about gender and about sexual violence and so I but I. so but I would kind of broaden out to less about his own limitations which may be substantial and more about you know. Where we've come why really starting with Robert bork before through the Clarence Thomas Nomination, and through our time we've we've really converted national politics into like these psycho dramas around filling supreme court seats, and again, the reason is not having to do with any of these individuals Biden Thomas. it's more with what's at stake, which is policy making authority over all Americans and it it is. It's. It's hard to argue that this particular institution auto habit
President Trump again refuses to commit to peaceful transition if he loses
"Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have unanimously passed a resolution. Committing to a peaceful transition of power. Should President Trump lose the election and refused to leave President Trump has not made the commitment to a peaceful transition. Trailing in several key battleground states and down by double digits in national polls, the president is casting doubt on a hallmark of American democracy. A free and fair election trump stoking unfounded fears about widespread mail in voting fraud. Tastelessly, claiming it's quote a whole big scam. But the president's own FBI director says he sees no evidence of that We have not seen historically. Any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election. Whether it's by mail or otherwise. But Trump insists if he loses in November, it's because the system is rigged, and he is refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power. Republicans are now scrambling to assure Americans they will respect the constitution but are largely silent on trumps merit list claims about mail in voting. People wonder about the peaceful transfer of power. I can assure you it will be peaceful. Democrats apoplectic You are not in North Korea. You are not in Turkey. You were in the United States of America. It is a democracy. Joe Biden has been warning that Trump might try to quote steal this election. His campaign says they won't let it happen without a fight, assembling a massive election protection program prepared to challenge any threats to the voting system in court, saying in a statement, they'll quote combat any attempt by Donald Trump to create fear and confusion with our voting system or interference. The Democratic process bite and the president are now both preparing for their first face off in next week's debate by didn't give us a little glimpse into his strategy. He says he knows the president is going to try to make this personal, saying Trump is going to want to quote get in the mosh pit that Biden says his plan is to try and rise above that focus on what he sees as Trump's failures and his own strength. That's a bee sees Mary Bruce.
President Trump again refuses to commit to peaceful transition if he loses
"Unanimously passed an extraordinary resolution yesterday. yesterday. It's It's a a direct direct response response to to the the president's president's refusal refusal to to rip rip To To promise promise a a peaceful peaceful transition transition of of power. power. If If he he loses loses the the election, election, the the resolution resolution reads. reads. There There should should be be no disruptions by the president or any person in power to overturn the will of the people of the United States. Meantime, President Trump is making other news planning to announce his third Supreme Court nominee tomorrow. We talked all about it with Bob Cusack, editor in chief of the Hill, who started with the response to President Trump's comments. Lawmakers on both sides how were troubled by the president's remarks, which had been Really consistent over the last several months that he's gonna have to wait and see to see what the election brings. So this was a real push back, especially from Republicans and also on important sign that if Republicans who really generally speaking have not pushed back at the president that much if they think he has lost the election, you're going to see leading Republicans saying He's lost the election, and he needs to need to leave in a peaceful way. That's an important sign from Republicans who have again shied away from criticizing their president. But Bob is this resolution. The forceful enough is it is close A CZ. Many Republicans are going to get Tau openly contradicting or criticizing the president. I think so, At least for now. We're gonna have to see what the election day slash week will bring and how close it is and certainly, But But the mood on Capitol Hill is that Republicans and Democrats, we had so much unrest in this country with the pandemic and and racial unrest. They want the election to go smoothly as possible. And of course, it's not going to go that smoothly because some states are going to be counting for for several days because so many people are failing in their balance, now
Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state in US capitol
"Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trail in life and now in death, becoming the first for her gender and religion and culture to receive the honor of line and state of the U. S. Capitol. NBC's Jordan Phelps is on Capitol Hill. The flag draped casket arrived with ceremony the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now the first woman and the first Jewish American toe Lion State at the U. S. Capitol. House speaker Nancy Pelosi. It is with profound sorrow that I have the high honor. Welcome Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. July in state, Friday ceremony marks the third and final day of public events Commemorating Ginsberg's remarkable life.
Ginsburg makes history at Capitol amid replacement turmoil
"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trail in life and now in death, becoming the first for her gender and religion and culture to receive the honor of lion and state of the U. S. Capitol. ABC is Jordan Phelps is on Capitol Hill. The flag draped casket arrived with ceremony the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now the first woman and the first Jewish American to lie in state at the U. S. Capitol. House speaker Nancy Pelosi. It is with profound sorrow that I have the high honor. You're welcome. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in state. Friday ceremony marks the third and final day of public events Commemorating Ginsberg's remarkable life. Jordan Phelps
Overnight protests turn destructive on Seattle's Capitol Hill
"Marching through Seattle's Capitol Hill. Once again last night, setting fires launching fireworks in a second at night of protests over the Briana Taylor decision. Komal scored one take with Mohr for a second night, protesters targeted the Seattle Police Department East Precinct. Some pile rubbish on the street outside the precinct and set the pile on fire while others shot fireworks at the building. Pyrotechnics began after one had been a largely peaceful protest around 150. 150. Marchers Marchers left left Cale Cale Anderson Anderson Park, Park, then then wove wove through through the the neighborhood, neighborhood, chanting chanting the the name name Briana Briana Taylor Taylor and and calling calling on on people people to to leave leave their their homes homes and and joined joined the march After about an hour, many regrouped at the East Precinct, where they started the fire and began throwing objects at the station. Someone on a loudspeaker ordered the crowds at his first Then bicycle officers and officers on foot moved in to physically push the crowd out of the area. We have no reports so far of injuries or arrests.
Coalminer's daughter comes out top in Afghanistan's university entrance exam
"Despite militants attacking the very institution where she was studying. Here's NPR's Diaz. Shamsi Ali Ezzat is so bright that she was studying for free at the Mod Academy in Kabul with students prepare for university exams. But two years ago, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a classroom there. More than 40 students were killed. Many were buried together in a cobble Hill top with some call them the models of knowledge. Speaking to an Afghan news outlet, Alizadeh says one of the victims A young woman called Mahela would've taken first place in the exams had she lived, But she says l A and all her dreams or in the grave and it pains me. Alizadeh says she dropped out of the school after the attack, but her teachers convinced her to return and study hard, fascinating story ofthe resilience ofthe resistance off women and girls who have not surrender to fear our Zelena Mama leads a think tank in Kabul. She used to run secret classes for girls in the nineties, when the Taliban ruled the city and Bangles from getting an education after the insurgents were toppled by U. S forces. Following 9 11 Girls could study again, but they faced attacks. Shamsi has generation has bean experiencing violence experiencing fear, but yet Maintaining their focus on studies in learning Alizadeh success comes as historic negotiations underway between the Afghan government and the Taliban and many women feel the hard won rights will be scaled back as negotiators try find ways to compromise with the insurgents. Their concern begins with the fact that only three of the 21 government negotiators are women. Terrific. A fatty, is the mayor of a town just south of Kabul. We needed more woman on the table. We needed more vices on the tee with she hopes always out. A story will remind negotiators of why women's rights are important. Again or Zelena. Matt. Women are now standing on their own feet on Taliban are no one to come and stop them from what they're going to achieve, and success stories like Alizadeh, she says, sure that Afghan women are too strong now to be suppressed again. David Aid. NPR NEWS, ISLAMABAD
Violence in Seattle prompts over a dozen arrests
"On Seattle's Capitol Hill. It started out relatively calm, but later turned on a dime when protesters set fires and shot off fireworks. Almost Joe Marino says. That's when police moved in and ordered them to disperse. They were calling on neighbors toe come out of their homes, their flashing high, powerful flashlights into their windows and saying Join us in the streets. It was when they got back here to the East Precinct Police headquarters on Capitol Hill. That's when they massed up and sets fires on those explosions started happen from the fireworks and We saw the officers chasing him down thousands of women in Washington who underwent
Real Housewives (MM #3474)
"The Maisonette with Kevin Nation. I've always prided myself as a person who stays up-to-date on pop culture goes back to my radio days when you needed to know what was going on around the world in your listeners live. So I always try to do at least stay up with things but it keeps saying stories about all these Real Housewives of programs on Bravo and I've known of them but it didn't realize just how many there were they were both option to him. I didn't realize they've been on for almost fifteen years now started off with a Real Housewives of Orange County back in like 2006 and sure I've heard of some the housewives in Beverly Hills in Atlanta and even New York City, but I didn't realize we had the Real Housewives of the Potomac Salt Lake City. I don't really pay attention to reality T shows because simply they just don't interest me with these reality T shows which as we all know aren't reality you miss something if you miss a detail if you kept the soda, I see all these names of all these people on The Real Housewives shows and I ask myself what's real about their lives. There's nothing real about the Real Housewives and are they really housewives in the first place? And what is reality? I know too many questions dead.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Guys. Today Danny and I. Are Going to talk about his new book patriotic descent. It's coming out on September. Eighth. Sarah Danny. That's right. Update. I'm coming out on the H.. It is. It's an amazing book. It's an The. The the history and the examination of patriotism that I read about so far has been really empowering and eye-opening in in a few different ways before we start talking about it real quick. I wanted to real quickly share with you guys are email and social media channel links they're usually in the show notes. So if you ever WanNa, find him there there but I don't say it on the podcast very often. So I WANNA take thirty seconds and do that real quick Our email is fortress on a hill. At G.. Dot. com. And you can email any questions and thoughts. You have ideas for episodes anything like that. On twitter you can find us at for Sunny Hill same deal with with twitter and facebook at a fortress on a hill. So real simple. It's all fortress on a hill so. So Danny start talking about this book I like I said I I've really enjoying reading it. You know I always learn so much from your writing period but this this fit into a different. A different vantage for me something that I think we should talk about it some time, but we don't need to discuss today. is I've noticed more and more as we've done the podcast that you and I were in very different wars if you will we'll say. You know that the stories that you told me that missions that you've been sent on the amount of death that you saw both among your troops in among Innocent civilians during your time has been really I opening for me But I've started to to look at your writing in that way asking myself about the things that I didn't experience because. you know so much that the military is tied up in combat support, which means that if you're not a traumatic, cavs scout a tanker there are things that you just don't see. You know other just events, admissions and possibilities of war that you don't consider and so. Moving forward I hope that you and I get the chance to talk about that. At some time. But I'M GONNA turn it over to you for a minute we you tell the tell the folks what the book is about and how you got around to writing it. First thing I'm really glad you brought up is. This idea of different wars. There's a couple of things that I think are important about that. So Even, within the same unit as I've written about a bunch even in the first book of people will experience the same events differently. So there's that right there's the psychological aspect of the confusion of war various viewpoints in. Then you know there's the different kinds of jobs mostly gonNA, realize. You know the tooth to tail ratio in other words how many comments for comments, sports, soldiers, who for you know combat arms, right. So basically, foot soldier like how it's you know it's what is seven, eight, nine one and it changes over the years. So you know back in the day like in the civil war was like one one and then four to it's like three to one and then Vietnam and now it like really pushes up to like closer to ten to one. That does not mean those people aren't in combat. At one point I mean it. Like in World War Two more. But now with an insurgency and attacks on the roads and ID's you know there was a point I remember that you may know some of this that Henry where early in the insurgency because I was still looking at it west point in the stat was presented to me by major in military science class and it showed that the top three MOS's military occupational specialties jobs. That were fatalities are wounded in action in the first two years. Lee Rock warned certainty were Of course you know infantry. But it was a military police and eight Mike truck drivers right and. This military science infantry officer was like, well, why would that be guys you know and then we know this discussion on like tactics and it was a pretty interesting day. But his point was was will look like if a classic tactic is ide-, than WHO's on the road a lot you know and of course, it's truck drivers and then people don't realize. The extent to which I love respect motoric lease in particular in Iraq because they were just you know and I know that I've wanted different things within the military police community the ones that I dealt with a lot. They literally drove around all day visiting police stations like Iraqi, police agents in China like mentor them and supply them all this, and then you know. They would just get in hammer because they were always on the road you know but but even so that's a different war than you know like the active raid or. Whatever you know, and then like quite frankly I wasn't like some bad ass I mean the the experience of the navy seal rating team is different from mine, and so I think that's valuable and interesting to keep in mind and I think that what we do need to avoid and I try really hard to a find out perfectly. But that the most is this idea that they're you know okay there's two wars three wars maybe there's more like ten wars but some veterans fall into this. Dismissing others kind of thing you know like someone will hear. Oh well, he was just a logging or something like you know an not mean like m. p. I mean like legit like supply sergeant or something like Oh like that person service doesn't matter and Actually really dangerous talk and I think it's usually bred by insecurity. and. Self Righteousness, which I've always called the cardinal or original senator soldier but. Yeah brought that up. So that's a long insure that just wanted to mention but the book was weird One thing that readers will notice is it's like very short for me or for anyone but especially for me and that was by design I had been in L. A. With Bob Sheer senior editor O'Brien truth dig. Rest in peace for some liquor out for at home the truth dig Now appear posts in course used kind of legendary journalist eighty, four years old like interviewed several presidents, saws out there visiting him. For some. Work at USC and some other crap and. Yeah we him Steve Wasserman from heyday books were. I don't know how it came. We were discussing like patriotism order discussing it forever wars or how to fight this. You know how we can make a difference in it was kind of one of those dark conversations in Henry. You know these very well, that's like out soldiers get by as like macabre humor and stuff but you know it was one of those really. Dark in a serious conversations of futility that feeling of the problems just too big like we can't change minds I fall for that a lot. You know especially with this stuff going on in the streets I think to myself like, Oh, my God. Like I can't persuade my father like how am I gonNA persuade anyone else and You know are are people just too far apart a A. Is. Some people unreachable. These are dangerous concepts although they're reasonable. So. There's a reason it feels that way. But we're having one of those conversations about ending the wars her. reframing American foreign policy, and then like I said on the zoo talk the other night you know either Bob or bowl said something to be effective you know. If..
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Except for increasing profitability. and. The the traditional business model. You know pretty much me I. Screw you. It's the only purpose of my business is to. Improve and increase profitability. If that means that You know I have a negative effect on the environment. So be it if that means that I mistreat my employees entail them a a starvation wage, so be it. I don't know I mean. If, that means that my business has a negative impact on my community. The if that means that. I don't. Use My voice, which is. You know the voice of business is an incredibly powerful voice. You know so be it So all all we're saying is that business. As the most powerful force S- in society. needs to be concerned about. More than just its own narrow self interest. and. You know I mean business. Is the most powerful force. In in our in our nation's government you know. All the lobbyists well, you know I would say. Ninety nine percent of the lobbyists on Capitol Hill. Are paid for by business. They represent the interests of business. There happens to be ten thousand lobbyists on Capitol. and they're all they're. TRYING TO INFLUENCE LEGISLATION In the narrow self interests of business. Without a concern for society a whole. Business spends about three billion dollars a year on lobbying. In DC. And the and the thing about it is that they do it covertly. They do it in a way that you know. Generally you don't hear about it, they don't. They don't like to advertise. They don't go out there. Take it out full, bitch, saying yes. We employ an army of lobbyists in order to No influence legislation so that it it it benefits our business and screws the environment and destroys your health. but that is what they're doing. And the difference is that. Ben So, Ben and Jerry's realized. That business is very political. And We kind of said that well we're going to. we're going to be. POLITICAL BUT WE'RE GONNA take. Over stands. Not In our own self interest, but in the interest of the community as a whole. And You Know Ah. You know the whole all the. All the lawyers business consultancy earliest. Telling us that you know you're crazy. You know you can't do this stuff. you know it's GonNa. Kill Your Business going to destroy your business You know There's no legitimate purpose to business except maximizing profit. And we did you know we said well, we're GONNA try I. Mean We understood that? The chances where we're gonNA fail, but. We didn't feel we succeeded, and the reality is that as the company has taken more and more? political stance in favor of just. Economic Justice Social Justice Racial Justice. Environmental Justice. The company has sold more and more ice cream inmate, more and more money. So. You know. I. Don't know if you can prove it that you know. One causes the other, but I could definitely tell you that. After. Is that we've been doing. And Talk. Most people's you know on which we keep on some more more gonNA keep on thinking more for social and political stands. and. Sales keep on going up. The that I mean it's always difficult to tie linkage. Causation correlation. But. Man. I can't think of any business besides Ben and Jerry's. That has such A. Well known reputation, it's so linked the consciousness in the activists in with the business so but but. Well and the thing about it is that it generates an incredibly boileau consumer base. You know mostly companies are trying to get. Customers to feel good about. Coming up with. Hugh. Sony or sexy? And hiring PR companies, advertising companies to essentially. Make up stories that sound nice. What And you know. Those things work. Assembly. They work. You know on. For Awhile you know until you know the cute and that you came up with kind of fades away and and. but the difference is that when you build your relationship with your customers. Based on shared values. That's such an incredibly powerful. Strong Bond that Doesn't It doesn't fade away when you know. Some other company comes up. So it solid. So. I don't know. You know I mean it's. You know it's. My advice to other companies to do more of it and you know the interesting thing that. You know just recently you know after the. you know the horrible murders of of George Floyd and You know Brianna. Taylor and so many chew numerous dimension. businesses have come out and. Made major statements About Dismantling racial. Injustice. And so that's you know I mean that's a step. It's it's a beautiful step to see and. Now we need to. everybody needs to hold those companies feet to the fire and make sure that they actually do something to back up. Those states. you know and I want to say that. You know jury certainly has a long way to go before it becomes So racially diverse company that it needs to be but You know we're on that path and.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"There's a bias in this town toward war. Those were his exact words. He led off with addressing general eaten enough. And then he went into a disquisition on how essentially he didn't know what to do about it. I mean we. We saw. He dispatched Samantha power to the United. Nations got rid of her. I'm sure that was partly because she'd been a real influence on his decision ago. Do Libya as it were? I think he put Susan Rice a little bit more at arm's length. The I'm damn, sure, but John Carey a little more at arm's length. I think he was lecturing John Carey that day. In that room with us because Kerry. At that time was, you might recall was advocating for US troops on the ground in Syria. So Obama was telling his secretary state with no uncertainty, whatsoever voice ain't GonNa do that Dude so quick advocating board I mean he was using that moment to do all of that, but the pain that he was expressing with regard to what he couldn't control, which was the warfare state was very illustrative, very illuminating I'd never thought era president, sitting president. United States actually admit that. And part of this whole warmth and moved of course is what you ask your question about specifically the over-classification intelligence is the warping of intelligence underneath that classification where nobody can see it and know that you're warping it to fit. Your policy needs is all this and more. That's distorting good decision making and thus distorting the way we go about our business in the world, and I think as I've said increasingly now we're looking at an empire in decline, and not only in decline, but at any moment might go precipitously into that dark night. The guys that I love doing the podcast. Being able to share our experiences in the military with allies and supporters means the world to us. We can't do all the work we need you this. The episode of ours with someone anyone who you might think could be affected by it. A young person looking to join the military or possibly parents advocating for kid, joining the military conscientious citizens who care about the violence. The US wages in their name. Advocates for women and people of Color who understand the harsh environment military creates for minorities and inflicts on Those Same Minorities Across the globe. At anyone else you think might be affected by it. Please take a moment. Share this with them. Now. Our podcast is supported in a few different ways I. There's Patriot where we're blessed to have an array of wonderful supporters, helping guys I pay for some of the podcast.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"The UNHCR And Nicaragua's started taking a lot of refugees they had a lot of Guatemalan. A Mayan refugees also Salvadoran refugees. And so they you know they had this international of Scope anyway and they lose this. Of course the courage to the Annella Enough Salvador and the And the different. There were five different growing roots in now In Guatemala within the unitary political front so yes I I went down I in nineteen eighty one Because there were disturbances out in that northeastern zone over eight hundred workers was the specious the Indians and we had met them in international. They've came under some also So the Meridian missionaries They simply kind of just turned that area over to the Libyan missionaries and the other American missionaries. All and so they weren't really bothered that much by The regime although they were poor and you know dependent on this generes and attrition and horrible conditions of of life But they had some you know the Moravians actually some to university so there were you know classes educated some doctors and lawyers So they came to our first international being and seventy seven little suspicious because the Somoza and they had their own organization from me so but after the Sandinistas team and they really didn't know The one in the United States did there was a very large Nicaraguan population. Half the population practically of Nicaragua lives in San Francisco in the mission district. They were you know they had Humphry jobs and the United States didn't even require papers from Nicaraguans Lot of skilled workers. So it was. It was a A a way of getting rid of any militancy. Go Go to the United States and were going into the US Army then get the GI bill solvent. We had San Francisco with Sandinista North America. The center of the ring you know the guerrilla fight in the seventies and then afterwards most of them went back to work in some of them went and fought also in a stunning front. And so I had a you know I had a deep interest. I knew them. They were friends and All water borne of the United States and spoke perfect English. So you know there was a penitent with solidarity from the United States that formed Over into the other parts of Central America but this Disturbing incidents out out on the A on the Caribbean coast which they call the Atlantic coast. They a group had formed around a leader who You were anticommunist. You know. The new Meridian raised at matheny. Jellicoe you know very anticommunist and so when the Sandinistas came in and started trying to a form elect deuce and who some of the things they had done in the ease they were a little clumsy about it because they didn't know the culture well and probably trusting the Meridians too much more than they should have But things in their hands and they were you know Disrupting everything that the did. That was very obvious to me right away. But I got invited down to By some friends who were formerly then in San Francisco to and had gotten very involved in the American Indian movement. That's how we knew. Most very involved and D- Carlos Fonseca from the mountains had sent a letter to wounded knee Expressing solidarity with the nineteen seventy three. So that was really close offensive with the American Indian. Move See what. I went down. bursts to check it out and see what? I could ascertain you know just to. I didn't know in the mosquito culture that well or the area and the Central America but just to get a get a sense of what I didn't know really well we're evangelical because that was raised a baptist. I really knows their tricks where he well. So wasn't hard to figure out what they were trying to and because they thought because as from the list then told me a lot of things you know are because they thought I was on their side and I just listened in the notes and all is now you know and they were working already with the State Department which this was the Reagan State Department and They made a huge deal out of fighting in Nicaragua and It was it was pretty amazing. I what we were up against. You know findings as propaganda. That was coming out. They actually formed a a Publicity Department devoted. Pat Buchanan was in charge of devoted to propaganda against the sending. It was just an made focused on the mosquitoes and claim that the Sandinistas Tens of thousands who only seventy thousand mosquito people population total in. Nicaragua and Jin Can Patrick Announced on the she was UN ambassador in the United Nations. The Senate nieces. They killed two hundred thousand mosquito Indian and that weren't even that many and and you know I I wouldn't i. I kept going down there to check out things because I didn't know what was in food for sure but I would go down and I would actually meet the people who supposedly had been filled. They often were across the border and hundred refugee camps and So it was. It was really To see that up close and also to be in a war zone with us Worships off coast off the coach. You could see them in. Caribean and their warplanes buzzing place you know I will. I ever been under attack by the United States. You know to see a little bit. What it feels like and Terrify you know so it's it's It was It was really really impossible. Pass to Us really wants something and wants to devote itself to destroy a contrary as two thousand people. You can't keep them from doing you know and That's the really sad thing to see. Now What's interesting is the Senate. Lisa came back and power During the George Bush administration on the US wasn't looking very closely what was going on and They're not exactly like the old. Fsl and they cannot be but they have a built. Some institutions of one is the land reform and the collectives that still exists they developed via Campesina which is an international Peasantry or station. It's in every every third world country now and It's still based in in Lago. So the when the first unaccompanied children. Hey from Paul. Alka Two thousand In eleven twelve under Obama second term. I don't know if you remember it but it was a huge huge tens of thousands and thousands of unaccompanied children.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"I think that what Nuremberg did achieve even if that achievement may not have held is the idea that international law is real law and that violating international law can have real consequences and as a person who believes that you. We're all sort of on this globe together. I think that the the hope of the species is in some ways. tied up with the possibility of having international structures organizations that are effective and even if laws are not always obeyed that to me doesn't mean that we shouldn't have laws but what it does mean is. That's not where you stop. That's where you start then it takes agitation and political effort and activism and the work of good lawyers and the work of people in the streets to actually see that the laws are enforced. I mean another example would be going back to nineteen fifty four. When the Supreme Court decided in Brown versus board of Education that segregation of the kindergarten through twelfth grade schools was was unconstitutional. That doesn't mean that segregation ended. You know the next day and in fact the first actual desegregation of schools in the south didn't start until nineteen fifty seven. When nine students enter black students entered a white school in Little Rock Arkansas and in the end the government had to actually call out the National Guard to protect them so the federal government had to intervene to make it possible to desegregate schools. And there's a long history that is not the subject of this interview of what happened after that in house segregation was able how how Communities were able to desegregate their schools but the point is that the law by itself isn't enough it also takes the action of citizens and other people living in a country to actually put that law into effect. Is that convincing? I think so I. It's it's it's hard for me to wrap my mind around because I asked myself about the morality of other people that have been in the military. You know here's here's a good example of Tulsi Gabbard Tulsi You know when all the stuff came out about whether she supports torture or not. And that's not really the point but that she clearly didn't understand that part of her oath made it clear that if she was protecting prisoners or detainees for any reason that their health and welfare is in her hands no different than a soldier under her command. Right we're told to ignore that And I think that's the problem is you know like you said is that we can. We can make as many laws as we want. Who's actually going to see that they're enforce and I do agree with you. The law should exist just because we having got together to find a way to stop. It doesn't mean we shouldn't continue. Sorry Yeah No. It was one yet know. Exactly what you're saying that just because we have doubts about whether the law would be enforced adequately doesn't mean we shouldn't have the law in the first place I think you know the point about about the oaths. That soldiers take is a very important one. Because I think you know you've heard the I'm sure there are no more about it than I do. The term moral injury but one of the things that is clear even from talking to the veterans who've been in my classes is how very difficult it is when one's worders conflict with the oath right when when soldiers are put in a position of either violating orders or violating oaths and. We know that they are not supposed to obey illegal orders. And that's a really easy thing for me to say sitting in my room in San Francisco. Two very different thing to say when the person who is giving you the orders and standing there with a gun and in a position to you know to cause any kinds of harm to you and so. I think I think that even and tell me what you think. It seems to me that there's also a real disconnect between the military leadership of the in the US government and the civilian leadership at the Pentagon who haven't taken those oats in haven't got the same commitment. Say to Geneva to the other you know the other laws of war that That that seems like a wedge point or a possible wedge point where you you might be able to get through traction. But I don't know post nine. Eleven always seen our generals rubber stamp everything you know. We sometimes on twitter other places. People will talk about you know Martin Dempsey. He's he's a real good General Hill. He'll stand up and there have been a couple points that I've seen where generals have come up in a in defense of trump but they're probably democratic leaning generals Going after trump. And they're not doing it for any kind of morality play and so it it. It's it's all about the orders are it. It's clearly that that's that's how it's always been anything else that we say are. The rules is lip service especially when no one who cares about as looking. Yeah Yeah I. I cannot imagine how difficult that is. I have friends who are bet to talk about it and yeah yeah. It's it's really hard. I was lucky that time I spent wandering around in somebody else's war. I did it as an unarmed civilian. And you know I learned the origin of the expression scared shitless and there were definitely times. I really thought that that was the that was gonna be the end of my life within the next few minutes but I was never put in a position of having to violate my own conscience and I feel very grateful for that. It's interesting you bring up the point about Working in with military and civilian leadership I I worked was in the navy but I worked at. Nsa so I was one of the NFC compounds in Georgia working with different agencies and different special forces groups doing activities in Yemen and Somalia in Libya and Syria so alliances that you are talking about. Yeah I I like I like what you said about all the legal thing and the thing that bothers me the most about along when it comes to what the government wants to have happened is that we talked about this little bit when we were kind of talking about the torture report movie we discussed. How like the lawyers were sitting down room talking about okay. We'll does light for mean. What does this mean? And it's like that's the shit that they do a breakdown and say well we're not breaking the law we're defining this has yup for me as someone who works in different operations when you say something was an imminent threat and you're working with you know an agency that doesn't really those two words don't actually the definition of what we're doing right. It's fucking mind boggling. Not really frustrating for me like being the analysts game of person. Who will I thought? My job was to sit there in L. The truth be objective. And here's the data. No but it's it's not about that. It's about like if your data doesn't doesn't coincide with the narrative or what the likes the operation than you know or just kind of pushing to the side and it's really. It's me so I love it I love talking about. My question is about us since we're discussing. The idea is like we want to be able to talk about this stuff. Because things are classified. We can't always talk about them. And it's really frustrating for me having worked in the community because there so much stuff that is over classified like crazy and it's it's listen to I read once By the guy who is the classifications are under the administration? And I just love. He has to say because he is so dead on about how people will overclassify things because they feel it. It'll make them look better. Personally they can say oh look. I'm I'm all originating so stuff like classified and some people won't even read stuff unless it's at a certain level classification which some people will will put things into a different level simply because they want people to reap. How wow that really messes up the ability to like ask any real questions in detail because you can't because you can't say anything. It was so frustrating to me. Just the stuff I would read every day and like I you know why is this? The way isn't high as a Stephen classified. I can find this out on the Internet right. Yeah exactly exactly. And and so much of classification is used to protect people's Butts. And but I had never heard before that that idea that you would use a higher classification to give an extra sheen to your own material that is that is just perverse but it makes sense and of course you know it makes it impossible for people who don't have security well. This is the thing though. It's not impossible like that. I wrote in mainstreaming torture and American Nuremberg. It was all in the public domain Dana Priest at the at the Washington Post wrote about stress and dress at Baghram Air Force base in early. Two thousand two. You know. It wasn't a secret and yet it's classified so it's it it really does a number on your head and it must have been really hard for you. Yeah I mean it's it's just frustrating. When you want to ask questions and something that Danny talks about a lot. A we kind of we talk about in the Pod is just the idea of the military cares like they're focusing more on tactics than strategy everything about short term gain and short term like resolution and then we pat ourselves on the back and say look at how many things we did and to say that. Like by the act of doing something. We are creating progress overnight not actually measuring progress. And this is this. Is this whole benchmarking and measuring is actually a way of evaluating work. That doesn't even come from the military. In the first place it comes out of this. The economic system we live in in which the horizon that that even large corporations care about has been shortened to like the quarterly report. Right anything. That is longer a longer time than what the what the stock price is going to be at the end of the quarter becomes irrelevant and the way that we measure work is exactly as you say by checking off activities done which have been identified in order to satisfy some goal that you've set for very short time in but nobody is asking for example as we are entering into a century in which the People's Republic of China is poised to become the most powerful nation in the world. What what is the strategy? If any of a United States of America in relationship to that. What's our strategy in relationship to Europe the European Union continent of Africa? We we don't have strategies.
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"I'm trying to get the documents out of them for what kind of script in Portland hat and I'll I'll keep an eye out if there's anything in there about that it might be just that you know as usual. The Entertainment Liaison Office is about the most callous thing on the planet. It and they just they don't actually understand the real human experience of being in the military at all. Did they change the backstory. Didn't they project Brian Service. Because correct me if I'm wrong but in one for the Rock Tober. They're upset that he's wearing like the naval uniform. And then the says Oh. You don't know his backstory though He was like in a plane or a helicopter crash while he was at the Naval Academy. Was I think the backstory he wasn't a combat veteran like he was. I think he was like GonNa be Marine Out of the Naval Academy but like during summer training like I'll I'll double check it but I'm almost sure he was not a combat veteran. He'd like Roka's back you know. Crash like non-combat related eighties more. Yeah I mean they updated in the eighties. There weren't like wars. He could have really fought in. And it's like maybe Granada so I guess maybe that was like it works more like today. Obviously he ought to be like Afghanistan. I just thought that was interesting. Updated the story and changed it around. But you no I I. I had thought he might have been in in the first season at least a little bit. So that the ADNA that on the disposable nature of that you know it's really to me. It's an insult as as someone who served way that they would not take a little bit better time with I'm trying to figure that out. And they think they maybe they made the assumption that because the senator died. Okay well we want the story continue right on. What's Jack into do? Nex always go after these bastards that makes sense because that's what the show is about but it really. It really really took me completely out of it. I mean not that I was. I was was bought into it in the first place but in terms of just watching the show and it was just left me shaking my head like the WHO who saw this. You know the the emotional resonance silence is all wrong and like you say yeah. They want to keep the story going. They want to keep Jack in Venezuela. Okay I kinda get that but surely they could have thrown in a few. Little flashback showing that he went back on the plane with the body or attend a funeral or something. You know you don't actually have to portray the whole damn thing that takes a whole episode to do but you you could at least truck in a reference to that just establish you know the bond between these two men that supposed to form the basis for the whole plotline is your sort of disrespectful fool to everyone but especially to people who've been in the military and actually being in that kind of situation I mean it's it's also just sort of insulting to the audience's intelligence it's in that sense of humanity as well but it's like I say especially so for guys like you so Move forward a bit. I think we're into episode two now and they're doing an interrogation of a police captain. Who is part of the escort? That was protecting the Senator Jack when he got killed and they're they're doing their best to make him seem as shitty messed up a person as as one might imagine. Imagine this this kind of circumstance which wasn't at all true. He told the guys he was being interrogated that he didn't know what the guys were going to do. He didn't get paid eight four. They just ask them to turn it a different spot and object wise. That's just you know all kinds of red flags going on there but again this is a different country in a different way of doing things. So don't feel like they gave any room for that part of it and then they have jack as part of the interrogation as his friend is boss. Senator just died and now he's in a room with with this guy. He's not enter one interrogating him and then he screams at them. And I'm thinking to myself herself. You know interrogation wise where is his sense of professionalism. I understand that he's really upset. And everything and that he believes. This captain is involved but he works for the fucking. CIA is is is what what kind of control are we supposed to believe that you know that that these officers research they're supposed to be upstanding professional people and screaming at someone messing up their interrogation. They don't need to to torture anybody to do it. You just gotTa Talk Guy But it's about talking to the person right one at the moment you hurt them or even in this case scream at them. You may throw that out the window. They may feel disrespected at that point. They you know they may have more backstory in this case for just background that demonstrates why they ended up. Where are they ended up for the story? I don't really dwelt on that moment. But you're right and he's kind of completely out of character for what we're supposed to understand Jack Ryan to be uh-huh okay. He's a he's a analyst who has somehow ended up in the field that is the Jack Ryan Character Arc. Okay but we're always told he's really smart right. He's superpower is his brain. This is a talking point. They pushed out a lot in the promotion for this series. Because obviously they're trying to make it seem a bit like a superhero thing well superpower in his brain in that scene he just loses control. Unlike saying in an interrogation. I mean various different tactics Kennewick interrogation but one thing that is particularly the case with intelligence office says and this is true. Whether you're talking about handling source or interrogating a suspect or whatever is is that you have to make them feel your the authority. Your you have the power you have the control if you just lose your control and shout them whereas your authority. Why do they have any reason to think? Oh you can open up to this guy and he. He seems important so again. I do need to tell him the truth. There's none of that. He's just thrown all of that away and like you say okay. Why why is he even in the interrogation in first place? Is this upset traumatized guy. He's just lost a close friend of long standing friend. It doesn't make any sense from to even even be there and again it sort of speaks to how they dumbed it down in the second season the Jack Ryan of the first season is actually quite smart. He outwit people. He figured things out. That's kind of how the plot driven forward in the second season. These much more like Jack. Bauer from twenty four running around unhinged who does even answer the two. What is he even trying to do half the time? He's just on this kind of violent high fast paced adventure and he. He's kind of we kind of lose his. I mean right at the end of season two. He just goes off on his own and tries to kill. She tries to assassinate the president of Venezuela. And it is a bit like this. This isn't this super intelligent. You know calculating always one step further than his opponent kind of guy that we told Jack Ryan is he just becomes this generic action hero. Who kills things and shouts at people? Michael Bay shows his face again. Yeah exactly exactly fell. I'm I'm actually GONNA have to jump off too because I finally do have to go pick up SAM now before I go. Just because it's fun can tell like a two minute Reagan story about a fiction and Reagan. Just one more than I thought Just because it's cool and the people should hear it. You may know about this story. I think most Americans don't remember Reagan love to give very inspirational speeches about the military special military heroism. You've played soldiers very often his career even though he was never in combat he was like a public affairs officer but on the campaign trail and menaced president numerous times. He told the same story of like and he would like us. This story of heroism and sacrifice as like an analogy for America being being a signing sh sh shining city on the hill. Which always the story goes like this World War Two bomber run the bomber pilot and his crew going over Germany could have bombed the Germans and they take flack they take anti-aircraft fire plane is disabled? It's going down at one grabs their parachutes parachutes but one of the youngest crewmen. Like one of the gunners is not only wounded. But he's pinned down somehow under equipment and he can't he can't get out. He's not GONNA get out. Doc both GONNA shoot on. It's not going to get out. And in Reagan's telling of the story the bomber pilot the officer lieutenant or the captain says son. I'm GonNa stay with you and we're going to ride this thing down together and he commits suicide essentially so that this guy doesn't have to die alone. It's a great store. Reagan tells it numerous times and there's one problem problem it never happens. There's no such story right. There's no such document that story so people started trying to research it. What is the president getting? This from was from one of his movies. 'cause sometimes you tell stories that are from his movies now from his movies. No one knows where the heck it comes from until someone in the media figures out that that exact story was in Reader's Digest. Okay there was a fixed the yield right fictional short stories and readers digest than so in one during Reagan's you or during his formative years after the war he read this fake story and and either he knew it was fake or he thought it was nonfiction and he repeats the story even after he was told. It's not real keeps telling the story and it keeps saying it's real and it reminds me of trump in the sense that like trump told that ludicrous story about John pershing. You know giving fifty bullets in intakes as blood and then X. or executing forty nine Muslims with the dirty pig's blood and then letting one and go to go tell us friends what's going to happen if they continue to resist the Oregon and of course that never happened either other and he kept repeating it even after they told them. Anyway my last story on on fiction how it reflects and affects reality and Tom. Thanks so much you guys can keep talking and but I do have to run and yet thanks again. Take Your Seba so Go back to what you were talking about Tom About. Jack's being kind of I've out doing whatever he wanted to do. I was immediately struck by that just before in that second episode before he got to that container yard. I was thinking you know is that he's not stationed here as a as an employee of the CIA. Does he speak Spanish. Does he know where the fuck is in a city the size across us you know whatever they had was a bogut or whatever standing they had word.
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"My name is Henry at I'd like to welcome uniform on a Hill co-hosts and I are a group of leftist American veterans who scour the news headlines looking looking for stories related to the military veteran communities of the U._S.. But you're not going to hear most of the typical military troops here here we take those same stories and we clear out some of the COBWEBS and bullshit we ask hard questions of our leaders and demand end to the militarism has permeated our society. We have a military budget seven hundred and fifty billion dollars three times more than China and seven times more than Russia while here at home American Erkin Infrastructure and domestic policy languish especially in the era of Donald trump however big dawn is only the latest in a long line of presidential warmongers and bastards our country has lost enough to regime change and military terry operations the world over operations that by and large only take innocent lives were providing no real protection from threats to our country Afghanistan Iraq Syria Yemen Yemen Somalia Niz year and the list goes on. It's time for a change. Thank you for being with us. Fill rescue welcome to fortress on a hill. Thank you for coming to talk about your book with us today. Well thank you for hanging Henry. If the doctor you yeah so I'd like to start by you giving us a a quick overview of your book eleven nine and the terrorists who loved bonsai trees and maybe if you could read a little extra for us that'd be great all right <hes> will the story is <hes> talks about how a young woman goes to work on the first day. She walks into her office which is in Jersey City New Jersey across the street across the river from Manhattan. <hes> knows tutor she get through the door that she is attacked and the House converted to office. This place is full of paramilitary types. She manages to escape and twenty minutes later as some terrorists web just tried to put a bomb. I'm in the Empire State Building. pull up to the same building. They run inside. There's a hostage standoff and tell the book book starts from Eric Codes of sort of between two different stories. One is the the young woman trudy who is running from the <hes> that are trying to catch her and the other is the story of poll flippin. WHO's <hes> diplomat in the State Department and <hes> the hostage standoff in this in this building which takes place when the the terrorists arrive <hes> this end very badly for everybody and <hes> is again traumatized by a terrorist attack and it seems that many of the terrorists were Iranians so now America is is beating the four drums against Iran and of course the young woman knows that is false flag attack because it was the building must full of paramilitaries <hes> and not terrorists <hes> when she arrived and I and the whole clip it on the other hand is trying to <hes> stave off this slide into into a war with Iran and the funny thing is I wrote this book <hes> starting all actually seven years ago up? Put it down picked it up. Put it down picked it up and the same thing is happening. Today we have all slang attacks than the goal Oman and they're pushing American war with Iran so <hes> smog about having predicted <hes> what was going to happen and we'll you shouldn't be it's it's <hes> it's easy for anybody who wants to see the pieces fall together but it's also so a lot a lot easier to just dismiss them and take the take the established narrative for Iran yeah yeah that's that's quite true but anyways so I'll read a short short from end <hes> the <hes> <hes> you can <hes> here a little bit about the hostage standoff <hes> and how hell that came about sounds great so <hes> <hes> let's see here <hes> further events. I'm Charles Druce treat that morning. Literally be said older world knows the story about how the five men entered the Empire State Building Nine Hundred Seventy A._M.. On the security video impatiently went through security little halo of their sport the features they wrote an elevator the fourth floor the I asked one of the base of the building that directly borders the sidewalk this floor held office that had been vacated a month before by Norwegian Shipping Container Representative Security Alarms had been taken out there enforced opened a temporary doors at the space opened a wind on the thirty fourth street side drop the string time to away out the window and with the help of a confederate down below drew into rope each heavier than the last the second was a robe robust inch instinct cord that could have pledged a yacht to its doc the drew up a smallest block and tackle and attached to a student exposed ceiling beam with this they drew up to three wooden crates from the Ben Each big enough to full house will air conditioner well then they go to the they they're caught they flee to the house and this is the hostage standoff and from there as everyone remembers retz orange telephone demands anik evacuations of surrounding houses policemen crouching reporters purring dip those hurting for Taga offers squinting seemingly reportedly handedly apparently allegedly all the wet nurses of modern journalism rose to the task of covering alive prices so while teams on Act lockers specialty stretched muscles local police chief sipped coffee the White House expressed concern Jin stroking specialists from ever prefight in special them gathered at each end of the one hundred block of Charles Street where a little carnival of professionalism crackled in homes all at the servant and stuff look good and the extinction of public danger. That's great. Thank you for thank you for sharing that with us. Fill so as someone who has written about fiction about false flags and terrorism in general I would imagine that your view of September eleventh and what happened that day must be vital one. Can you give us an understanding to to what your opinion is and how it ultimately influences is writing well. I was immediately sort of suspicious of the nine eleven officials story for different reasons and with time began to look into the alternative theories of what had happened and the looked at the what the truth there's were saying what the bunkers were saying and actually came to rest on the side of the truth irs who say that the buildings were taken down with demolition closets and have different theories about who was responsible in salon and so forth. I suppose that in a lot of way I <hes> my view of these things is a lot influenced by the fact that I I majored in international relations in college and this was at the time in the late seventies early eighties when there was still a great deal of suspicion of the government and of of <hes> what how the real decisions were are being made <hes> there was still a great deal of questions of how we getting it why we got into be at now. Why did it go on so long so I suppose that I come from generations that is naturally rather suspicious of of foreign policy policy and <hes> the foreign policy machinery in general and I just that <hes> in writing is this novel in writing about a dramatic traumatic situation <hes> which is a terrorist attack but on the other hand <hes> sort of a comic situation in which <hes> <hes> a sort of cobble of deep state types are putting together other this plot and <hes> my initial my staff the schism of <hes> of the deep state and the people who make the big decisions is very much reflected in the book as the title says he lives in nine and the terrorists hula bonsai trees? It's sort of part drama and part comedy. What's <hes>? What kind of research do you do? And how long do you spend. Researching searching before beginning of book like this actually what I do Henry is I write the book and then I figure out what kind of research I have to do. You sometimes I do the research and I find out that I can't use an element or another in the book sure and <hes> so I guess that my research is sort of just Mr Germane to to book itself but in this case I enter take a very careful look at the Empire State Building <hes> I had look at some just basic facts about about different different titles different <hes> <hes> off officials in the State Department poll Clinton for example is the deputy assistant undersecretary for Political Affairs title really exists in the State Department Deputy Undersecretary of State and so anyways I gotta you gotTa event title for every level so that's what they do and different things I even had to look into Jersey City. <hes> I had to walk down the streets. I'm Google Earth look get what type of <unk> neighborhoods as what type of <hes> houses what kind of different <hes> electrical cabling it adds all kinds of things like that <hes> and so really the point when when I do the research it's not to get every detail correct but it would it. It allows me to present what is feasible story a lot of writers especially thriller writers. They want to impress you with all of the research that they've done and <hes> still they put in a lot of extra deep ills that they don't need and <hes> sound barrier authoritative but really it's just a a lot malarkey for me as long as my story is these bullet based on fact then that's good enough some on sounds good to me. No this is if I'm remembering correctly. This is your fourth book. Is that right Fifth Book Fifth Book my bad so I'm curious to know how did how did publishing your first. I Book Change Your Process. Most authors really have a big a big change over following their first book. I'm wondering what what your process was like well. I wouldn't wouldn't say it changed a lot. I published my first book and then immediately started to work on the second that <hes> very soon after and and <hes> I've always worked with a self publisher <hes> especially because it's very difficult for a for a new novelist to break into the business all of the the jury agents they're all looking or the next <hes> you know the next Harry Potter the next <hes> Hunger Games something like that and somebody who comes along with just a good novel really doesn't get very far because while he's unknown sure people don't know it's very much a chicken and egg thing you you have to sell a lot of books to become known and you have to be known to sell a lot of books and this is really the only book that I've been able to sort of publicize and <hes> you know talk about <hes> because it has some sort of residents with the current events <hes> my my third novel for example is a romance connected connected with a thriller and I think it's a romance that's on a par with the Madison County or <hes> Love Story but <hes> you know I'm not GonNa get on your show to talk about a romance snuff go and so you know it's been very hard to sell more than a few dozen copies of of any of my my books <hes> pity but that's that's the way it is so having studied false flags and terrorism were extensively. How do you think that we aside from from works like yours? How do you think we can best educate the public about false flag attacks and and what can we do to push back against that very strongly established narrative? I think it's a very <hes> very difficult thing to do. In fact one of the points that I make making my book is that <hes> the Truth Irs <hes> come along like the sand shoveled brigade pointing out <hes> inconsistencies pointed account mistakes that this isn't that but they get married that'll very little from the public and the same thing with nine eleven you have excellent research that has been done. You have <hes> scientists who who are lined up saying yes. The Twin Towers fell as a result of demos controlled demolition but in order to get a real push in the public is very hard <hes> one of the points that I bring up in my book again the.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"True. Yeah. There's there's. There's a lot of issues with the our classification system and how it controls information and prevents. Chelsea from living her life from from just being a person being able to be a staple of the left as you mentioned daddy to, to be in, in her new life. And, and the thing that I keep thinking about is how long is she going to have to do this is, she is going to continue is the vines gonna get longer and the time in jail longer is I mean at. At what point are they done torturing her? Maybe never. I mean we have to you have to really consider the possibility that the answer is never. Yeah. Right. So the other the other headline I wanted to mention, and this is very much in the vein of the, of the first headline, but something that will come back to later in more detail is about the, the arrest of Daniel HALE hails, to believe believe to be the whistle blower, that helped Germany scaled intercept with his book, the assassination complex. We don't have any specifics on what, what is true or isn't about Daniel hill. Other than that, the Obama administration investigated him and chose not to charge him. And again like you mentioned any now we're back at Trump was lower two point. Oh. Taking a second crack at this guy. Right. That's, that's what's going on as part of the war, as part of the war, they're waging internally a domestic war. It's a war on the people. Yeah. The hard thing with him. I mean, and I. Yeah. Next time, we'll talk more about this general, but I think for me it was really frustrating because a lot of what he talked about was stuff that I had seen in my work and in, in, in the books, there's actually talks. There's actually points, you know, he he has briefing stuff in the in the book and that's you know, stuff that I had seen in worked on and I don't know. I just feel really bad for him because he looked at what was going on. And he again, made the decision not lightly to say, hey, this is messed up and I needed help somebody on us. He actually said it. He said that he knew that eventually, they would come to to go after him. And I didn't know this, but I found out on her meeting on Wednesday Danny that Daniel is a member of about face to a really. Yeah. No. I didn't know that. So maybe at some point in the future, we'll actually get to, to meet him in Chatham up a little bit. But. So those guys are monitoring this very closely, and like we mentioned, we'll we'll circle back to it and talk about it, and in much more detail because this is a much much bigger story than we have time for today. So Danny was the big the big story. Look, I, I, I don't want to be alarmist, then everyone listens to the show and I was I got fairly intense at times, but, like, not crying wolf here, this impending, potentially impending war with Iran is the story. The only story that matters right now, suck the Mahler report suck in reality TV, or I mean these stories pale in comparison to the report, we received early this week that John bolts essentially asked the department of fence for new more ramped up military options in order to strike her on, which is what John Bolton has wanted more than anything in the world. Since he's been in public life, which is unfortunately, a long time. The report says that the military came up with a one hundred and twenty thousand troop deployment option. Okay. That's in addition to what's in the Middle East. Okay. So take a fourth of the army. Right. Little ask 'cause they'll be marines and sailors stuffing and you just drop them in, in the Persian Gulf presumably, as strikeforce against their on. So that's the story now we haven't Trump hasn't come out and said he's definitely going to do this. But what we do know is that the Pao's and the Boltons and the other recycled Neo cons them. Okay. I mean they're out. They're out for a rock war. What is it four point at this point? I mean how many Persian Gulf wars that we fought? How many fucking Persian Gulf wars? We fought I, we fought the tanker war right during the mid eighties, when we were kind of refereeing between away, and they're on and all that. So I was considered the first one, you actually sunk most of the Iranian navy. Right. Without a declaration of war. The Iranians I'm forgotten that, by the way, not a single American to know that we've bought a major naval that one of the major naval battles since World War Two that the United States navy has fought like ship on chip and just wiped out a little bit of navy. They had at the time so they haven't forgotten. That's that's go for one four to nineteen ninety rocks. At I'm way, right? That's a fun, one Gulf war, three, the MO the stupidest, American foreign policy of the twenty first century if not of the twentieth and twenty first century, although it's got good company was the at Phnom, which was a rock war, three point no regime change. Operation euphemism, Iraqi freedom. Right. And then. Persian Gulf for four point four point zero is the anti ISIS battle. It's you know, we stay out of Iraq for three years barely not even and then we're right back there. So that's ongoing. So you got like a rock war slash per and for four point, this would be Persian Gulf five point. And, and all of this has happened since, you know, between nineteen eighty six today that's a lot of wars in a single place. You know, we haven't put a fucking soldier in the Congo, but four million people have died there in those ongoing war since ninety eight. Right. So, you know, it's very interesting to see where we fight. And if people say that oil is not a part of it. They're missing something, it's not direct because we don't need the oil anymore, but it's about the flow and the control of the flow or allies. So this is a busy will and ever so briefly because I, I wanna get everyone's voice, and there's like four different things you want to cover. But the, you know, the first one is why this is unnecessary. I, I like to say this, this is the three is okay, the Iran war, or if war with Iran would be three. Important capital is okay. Ill advised irrational immoral day ill, advise irrational immoral ill advise, because we're gonna talk more about this one hundred twenty thousand soldiers is not enough to conduct a full regime. It may not even be enough to pacify all of rocks defensive capabilities. All of Iran's defense capabilities. It's gonna it's gonna shut down the streets of Hormuz who knows how long it might bring other global powers in into the fight and potentially Russia and China. I don't think they'll fight a major world. Right. But you never know it's definitely gonna have some global -cations, and,
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"What what comes down on the ethical behavior if not malpractice by medical personnel Guantanamo? No becomes is only accentuated at in the CIA black sites where back in two thousand two medical officials are drawn into a program would appears to be, you know, absolute type of experiments done on prisoners yet the CIA black sites and a memoir about this was published just last year. It was released published. I I did I'm the well not me, but it was published so to speak where it was released by the ACLU facilitated by reproducing that report online in writing an article analyzing this ninety page memoir by memorandum for the record. If you will by the director of the CIA as office of medical services who have been involved in the CIA torture program and and while. Hit the press because a portion of that memoir discussed made public the fact that the CIA had discussed the use of troops drugs in this interrogation program. Ultimately, they chose not to use the truce drives for various reasons, they said, and I do kind of even believe that. But but that was a very small part of the report. And so I said, let's look at the whole report most people go, okay. That's the press that must be the story. Right. The story must be honing about using drugs. They didn't use truth drug. Wow. What a story. But when I read the actual, doc. Nice at wow, that's not even the really the story here know, the stories I read it was he was revealed. He was quite open. It turned out that that there. There was that experiment program that they were using. But that was separate from the other that there was there were two sets of. Torture programs going on one was highly regulated was medically regulated had constant and medical personnel on site twenty four seven and everything was directly planned out. You know, if you wanted to use a torture technique it had to be sent back to the the RDI's roofing for the that the headquarters was organized by special component within the CIA called the special missions division. It was very very tightly run. And then there was this other program where a guy by the name of goal Rochman had been chained to the floor and freezing temperatures head die at a place called the salt pit. Or the dark prison in Afghanistan run by the CIA and their contractors and that there were other prisons, and and that they didn't have doctors there. They didn't have things weren't highly regulated they were using another whole set of interrogation techniques, which they labeled standard interrogation techniques. Whereas the other program used something called danced into our nation techniques. So I looked at this. I said Weser going on pardon me. You're telling me that there were two different ways in which the CIA ran their torture prisons. Why was that? And so for future reference, we will look at I'd be happy to talk to you about just wet in the world was going on because it's fascinating in. It's important. It opens up it has direct linkages back to illegal forms of warfare experiments that were done. Under M, K ultra and and and whose origins go back to the the types of research that was supposedly done in response to the discovery fake discovery. But the discovery brainwashing about of US preservative war about the use of biological warfare. It all links together. Well, yeah. That's it's it's incredible. To listen to Jeff I I'm sorry. You're out of time for today. But yes, please, please come back and chat with us more. We'll talk offline and figure out a good time to to do that. All right. Well, take you Dr. Jeffrey k really appreciate you coming on for sun hill. Sure. Thank you very much for the time. I respect your work. And and all the best going forward. We're on Twitter at fortress on a hill. And also facebooKcom at force us on a hill..
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"Southbound. Long. Shining said. I many this is fortress on a hill. Thank you for joining us for those who to the podcast BT, Danny? And I are three left is combat veterans who take the military veterans stories of the day and provide some much-needed historical context and examination Dr. Jeffrey k welcome to for Saana hill. Thank you for being with us today. Hi, thank you very much. Glad to be here. So. You and I discussed earlier that the main the main thrust wanting to have you on was to discuss the info you have about there being two portrait programs run during the Bush administration. But a couple of other things that I wanted to touch on briefly before that and one of the very fascinating things that you've written about is about the biowarfare report regarding US forces in the Korean war. And I was wondering if you live our listeners a bit of an overview on that starting with plague infested, fleas ripe. We'll plaguing pluses. Feeding fleas was a article I wrote talking about one particular well ruin the context the article I've mentioned others a series of attacks took place in spring of nineteen fifty two in which the United States Air Force dropped in various forms plague fleas that. Human fleas that had been. Meddled with to carry the plague virus, and they were dropped over various villages in areas of North Korea, and ultimately China as the work proceeded north and killed is unclear amount of people the various reasons why we don't know how many people actually died of plague, but in my article Izhak about some of the cases in some of the documented deaths in particular in trying to humanize what happened the looked at the of the death of one particular villager, I'm back in April. Just this time this year of nineteen fifty two young as the name of pack young ho just so people can put a name in a face to to what happened to people. Now, this was part of a larger series as investigators looked into this of. Experimental biological warfare attacks that were made by the US military, and of course, denied strenuously that they were made by the US military in in in nineteen fifty well arguably late nineteen fifty one through earlier nineteen fifty three mid nineteen fifty three when the the. Negotiations over armistice became much more serious, and and the war was winding down, but the primary year of the of the of experimental warfare was in nineteen fifty to say experimental, but a decision apparently was made according to one of the airmen list captured a Colonel in the Marine Corps. Very I up actually living chief of staff who had ended up being captured and controversy confessed about these germ warfare. And. Documented for or his captors the Chinese. You know, what what how this came about who the personnel where the generals cetera in how they proceeded e said that in may nineteen fifty two they felt ready to go to a larger skill form of the of the war further. Experimental period had ended or the purely experimental period. Had ended met was time for more large scale strategic biological warfare in and the thing about all. This is bizarre. Is it may sound to your listeners was that. This was not the first time that large scale biological warfare had taken place in modern times. And in fact, many of the same personnel apparently were involved, and I'm speaking here of something many, many if not most of your listeners forever heard of Japan's unit seven thirty. One led by man, doctor in a military man by name of Sureau itchy and the unit. Seven thirty one personnel in more and more comes out about this this Japanese units. History. We're part of the club Toon Army in Manchuria, although they had divisions. Elsewhere in. Huntly be searched units in Tokyo, but also operations that took place in other theatres of the war that Japan was involved in and they were experimenting with and using biological warfare..
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"The guys that I love doing the podcast being able to share our experiences in the military with allies and supporters means the world to us. But we can't do it. All we need you to share an episode of ours with somebody anyone who you might think could be affected by it. Young people looking to join the military or parents advocating for one conscientious citizens who care about the violence, the US wages in their name advocates for women and people of color who understand the harsh environment, the military crates for minorities and the violence inflicted by some of those minorities around the globe. And anyone else you think it might affect please share this with them. But sharing our episodes. Just one of the many ways, you can support the podcast. In addition. There's patriotic where we're blessed to have an array of wonderful supporters, helping BT Danny and I pay for some of the podcasts expenses those who contribute. Ten dollars a month or more. We mentioned here as an honorary producer helping keep you our listeners stocked with new opposites, but you don't have to contribute. Ten dollars a month to help us for as little as a dollar a month. You can help keep us going paying for hosting and storage fees. Transcribing old new episodes promoting and expanding the podcast and more. I'm sure I can't think of right now. So let's bring out our honor producers, and they are Matthew ho will our ins gauge counts. Fahim Chirazi Henry's Emoto, James Higgins, James Ovar, Adam bellows, and Eric Phillips your. Contributions are so helpful to us. Thank you, all so much. However, if patriot is your style, you can contribute directly to us through pay pal at pay Pell dot me for slash fortress on a hill. Let's get back to the podcast. Absolutely. So we haven't had a chance yet to talk about Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, and I think it's really important that we touch on that a little bit especially about about Chelsea Manning. So for those just coming into the story, a Chelsea formerly known as as Bradley Manning is a former US army until analyst who provided classified information to WikiLeaks on a large number of State Department, cables and. The what are called now the Iraq and Afghanistan warlocks now these disclosures, which famously came through with WikiLeaks exposed the US military treatment of unarmed civilians, most famously in my mind that included a video from an Apache helicopter, which showed the pilot killing two on armed Reuters. Journalists whom the pilots were insurgents now certainly that wasn't the only revelation and not the biggest revelation, but it is one of the most visible ones since the fifth of March manning has been held without bail for refusing to testify in a grand jury proceeding involving a newly unsealed indictment against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and it's not clear right now if he will indeed the extradited to the US face charges with being involved with a quote here, a non-state hostile intelligence service. There's another useless terrorism. Danny. The Justice department believes that Assange did not simply accept the Iraq war logs for manning. But instead assisted in breaking password for the secure system used by interests which allowed manning to access portions of the SuperNet. That's what will we would call the secure system that the military uses to catalog intelligence and before we started this morning. I texted my friend Kagan who's been on the podcast before he's a former until analyst. And I wanted to know get some thoughts from him on on on what he thought about this and.
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"Southbound. Long. Prodding. There we go. David Swanson, welcome to fortress on a hill. Thank you for coming to chat with me today. Hi, thanks for having me on. So I'm really new to world beyond war, and I find so much great stuff on your guys site. And I attended that militarism in the media webinar earlier in the year. I know you have a multi week one coming up. I can't remember what the name of it was. But could you give our listeners just to a quick break down? What world be on wars about? Yeah. Well, I could go on for hours and people can look at the website for hours at world beyond war dot org. But basically, it is an organization that's that has members in one hundred seventy five countries that is dedicated to advancing a stored the complete abolition of war and preparations for war, and militaries and weaponry, and to do so through both education and activism, so activists campaigns dedicated toward closing military, bases divesting monies from war profiteering educational campaigns, including online course that we're doing right now aimed at getting people to understand the possibility and the desire ability and the necessity of abolishing war, and how to take that message to others. I was listening to your five minute breakdown. Sees me five five year breakdown on we'll be on war. And you had mentioned that in a win. When you got it started that there were so many other antiwar peace pro-peace organizations that you weren't interested in reinventing the wheel. I think is what you mentioned that it was wanting to be a supplement to all those other organizations as opposed to something that is trying to compete with not the we compete in that way. But but in terms of the ideas, and the the people behind it. Yeah. And I think I've already mentioned what's we saw as the unique need, namely that we have an organization aimed at abolition of the whole institution of war that could talk about not just the mistakes or the misdeeds of particular war or battle or weapon system of. But the problems raided by the entire institution, which of course, kills more people through the diversion of racehorses away from human environmental needs in zoom militarism than it does through all the wars, which does extensive environmental damage as much through the preparations for war as through the wars and so forth, and that we create something global. So that, you know, in our in the online course that we're doing at the moments where we have students from around the world when someone someone refers to our military. Mary, and how can we can make our military a little better than it is I'm able to ask who's military? What does that mean our military, and it's a help in getting people to start thinking of themselves as not being identified with any military to to to get people thinking globally in a group. That's that's global Suren and to to to really talk past all of the excuses that most people have come up with with pushing away war. You know that it it is just but mistakes were made. And you know, the people we've been educated that the people are monsters when that's hardly if ever the case, my the main thing I wanted to talk to you about today about violence caused by veterans, and we talk a lot about veterans suicide. But there isn't nearly as much discussion on. On. The the potential for homicide that comes from people serving in the military, and your book were ally discusses this in in quite a bit of detail. Could you give us a little bit of on on your thoughts on violence caused by veterans? Yeah. Well, of course, every individual is unique can someone could go into the military predisposed to such violence and remained that way and many many veterans are not violent in any way. But statistically, if you look for example, at mass shootings in the United States betwee looking at males between the idol no Mateen's up to middle age. Veterans are over twice at least over twice possibly much more likely than non veterans to be those mass shooters and the outcome of of being willing to recognize that taboo fact, I think is not discrimination against veterans
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"Tragedy. So moving on to our next headline here. Republican Senator Martha mccully recently admitted to being rate while she was on active duty in the air force. She shared this. During a hill a hill hearing on sexual assault. Preyed upon and then raped by a superior officer. That was Senator Martha mcsally as NPR's quil Lawrence. Reports MC Sally is pushing military leaders to change a culture that has struggled with this problem for years. Arizona Republican Martha mcsally has been called an air force legend first woman to flying combat first woman to command combat squadron, and then voice in congress promoting women in uniform. She stunned panel of witnesses, including rape survivors, when she told her own story. So like you I am also a military sexual assault survivor. But unlike so many Braves Veivers, I didn't report being sexually assaulted. Like, so many women and men I didn't trust the system at the time. I blame myself. I was shamed. And confused. I thought I was strong but felt powerless mic. Sally referred to more than one assailant during her twenty six years in the military when she did approach command many years later, she was re traumatized. I was horrified at how my attempt to share. Generally, my experiences were handled. I almost separated from the air force at eighteen years over my despair. Like many victims. I felt the system was raping me all over again studies show the rate of sexual assault in the military. Especially for women hasn't significantly improved. Since MC Sally left the air force in two thousand ten some are pushing for a change in the military code of Justice to take rape cases away from commanding officers. But MC Sally says she wants commanders held responsible. We must allow we must demand that commanders stay at the center of the solution and live up to the moral and legal responsibilities that come with being commander that raises the question whether commanders will be any better now than when she was in the air force. Former army Colonel Ellen haring with the service women's action network had this exchange with MC Sally removing commanders from the making process since the signal that there are some some crimes that are so severe that commanders have no place in deciding if when or how they are prosecuted. So that's why. That it's important to move commanders who I don't have the same confidence in their skills or abilities as as you. Thanks again. I appreciate the perspective. Everybody on this panel. I respectfully disagree, but MC Sally's democratic colleague, New York Senator Kirsten gillibrand has pushed for years to remove rape cases from the chain of command. If you don't believe your commander is going to have your back because they're the assailant then you don't necessarily have his boss or his boss is gonna have your back because of that chain. So from a survivor perspective, we've heard over and over again that the reason you take it out of the chain of command is because you want someone who is actually trained to make the decision technical decision. Mcsally pointed to improvements that have been made the military now has a special victims counsel who represents sexual assault victims interests in court something that is lacking in many civilian courts. But she says the change has to be in American culture. How do we ensure that that Coulter is one of respect and honor and dignity to include everyone men and women not being assaulted knob being? Palliative against not being harassed and everything on the continuum of harm, something you discussing the podcast before the idea that sexual assault crimes in the military should be investigated by outside agency. You're board chicken a chance for retaliation by the chain of command on considerably. I do feel the system needs to punish commanders don't appro act appropriately continue to include them in a process where their actions can cause more harm. As is an go for me. Go ahead. I just wrote about this in my article that some of you may have previewed and then and then read this week on truth dig about my time in inpatient treatment for PTSD depression, anxiety. I'll call whole bunch of things. When I served in units, my whole career until the very end not gays weren't allowed in and of course, women weren't allowed. So I I actually served with very few women, the exception to that was when I I thought it was point which, you know, about twenty five percent of my students now female because of the academy started late let a lot, but the point is I didn't know a whole lot of women in the military. So before me the sexual assault epidemic was always an academic issue. It was something I studied and read about it wasn't something. I felt this early at West Point that changed to a certain extent when I had a couple of of victims of survivors in my classes, but one of whom was very open with me about it to a staggering great. But then I went zone of the thirty days.
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"Southbound. On. Guiding. I'm henry. This is fortunate sauna hill. Thank you for joining us for those who to the podcast BT, Danny and I are three leftists combat veterans. Take the military and veterans stories of the day and provide some much-needed historical context and examination. Good morning listeners. We've got a whole bunch of different stuff today for you guys starting off with a few headlines. A new veteran has settled a lawsuit with the VA for nine hundred fifty thousand dollars the veteran received surgery from Dr Allen Koslow for a blocked artery in his leg that left him with long-term severe pain and late weakness later, the veteran found negative information regarding Koslow practice records from demoain Iowa through a Google search which included the VA's decision to hire him in South Carolina. Where the veteran received surgery, quote the cases one of several nationally in which the VA hospitals have hired physicians who were disciplined in other states. For example, the Iowa City VA hospital acknowledges twenty seventeen that improperly hired neurosurgeon. John Henry Schneider, even though Schneider's Wyoming, medical license had been revoked over malpractice allegations. Now causal did not have South Carolina, medical license when the Columbia VA hired him. But he also didn't need one. Under federal rules. A doctor who has a valid license in any state can practice? VA hospitals across the nation. VA hospitals are not suppose to hire physicians who've licenses have been suspended revoked 'cause lows Iowa license was on probation. So I plan to keep an eye on this subject. It's something that has been a continual problem with the VA as to what standards the us for their doctors. And who it is that gets to decide what standards are followed. They definitely need to alter like this to prevent people. From administering care who shouldn't be giving veterans or really anyone care and add this to the pile of the many reasons veterans don't trust the care. They receive at the VA. How is that even possible that it's not required? You know what I mean? Like, I don't understand how it's not required to be fully licensed to be you know, I just seems so illogical to me that any organization let alone the one that's charged with our, you know, our veterans, which is one of the largest, non direct military, procreation and the budget. I mean, how that wouldn't be at a minimum requirement that these Bs most, you know, the top people in their field with all the qualifications. They need. I mean, it just seems absolutely ludicrous. It does it does. And and. Absolutely terrifying. To find out that the VA could have done something when it hired the asshole. And simply didn't there was an, and it's something that you hear not just view circles. But with Medicare Doxa and stuff like that that it's find out later on that this guy uprated on people for however, many years and people knew he was shit, but nobody got rid of him. And so the the questions about how doctors are disciplined, and whether or not doctors who have been suspended by their states medical association should even be hired. I mean, I don't think everything should be held against him. But there needs to be aligned to wear. Okay. This person has enough flags in their record. There's no way they should be a doctor. Let alone a government hired one. Yeah. I mean, totally agree. Keep an eye on this story. I have a feeling it's going to be the last and you're right that every time something like this comes to lie. All it does is further. You know, disturb veterans and turn them sour against the VA. And you know, it's cool. And it's funny to bash the VA, you know, it's it's just becomes a part of life as veteran. But really, it's it's not okay. I mean, we we we should be the veterans should be very pleased with the care they received, you know, and it shouldn't become a joke shouldn't become a common joke to to talk about VA care and consider it, you know, a contradiction in terms, so yeah, let's let's let's wash this and wait for the next one K, but we need to publicize it and raise our voices today haven't Zach feeling way. There's going to be changed. I'm hoping there will be I'm hoping there really will be.
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