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The Latest: Vatican defends pope's Iraq trip, stadium mass
"Defending Pope Francis decision to go ahead with his trip to Iraq this weekend despite rising Corona virus infections there and concerns about crowds. Ancestor to visit Iraq Friday through Monday. His first foreign trips is the start of the pandemic, and he does plan to celebrate a mass for unexpected 10,000 people in the sports stadium and reveal
The Latest: Vatican defends pope's Iraq trip, stadium mass
"So where are we now with the corona virus pandemic covert nineteen infections hospitalizations and deaths are down dramatically since the dark days of January the number of deaths of though it is still dangerously high and has even risen slightly over the past several days there are three approved vaccines now more than fifty million adults have gotten at least one dose of vaccine so far that's about twenty percent of the adult population but it's so tough in so many places to schedule an appointment the White House says it knows that and it's working with states on trying to make it easier covert nineteen is now killed almost five hundred fifteen thousand people in this country more than two and a half million around the world according to Johns Hopkins University I'm Rita folate
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces new calls to resign as harassment investigation looms
"For New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down now that a third woman is accusing him of sexual harassment. Here's more from correspondent Marla Diamond. 33 year old and Iraq tells The New York Times she met Andrew Cuomo at a 2019 wedding, where he put his hand on her bare back When she removed it, He cupped her face asking if he could kiss her rock says the governor made her uncomfortable and embarrassed. CBS News analyst Leonard Stein Horns says anything short of an exoneration would doom Cuomo's political future if he abused the power of his office to pressure or cajole age into a sexual relationship with him. He then joins a notorious list of meat. Abusers and like them, he may be forced to resign his position and leave public life and disgrace. Cuomo is the nation's longest serving governor. New York's attorney general, says she could now open it investigation into Cuomo. Cuomo's office has told all state employees to cooperate with the review, and it says the governor will not get weekly updates on the investigation, even though he is entitled to them.
"iraq" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Can you can switch to him or her. So what's the basic power dynamic within the iraqi government that presence. Yes marsin with all of this as prelude us started by saying. Hey the iraqi government is has many factions mult- you know and even an understanding with the prime minister is not a a an understanding with iraq. How non unitary is the iraqi state at this point. It's not unitary as you can expect a parlimentary system to then some but the the non new new unitary aspect of it is almost something that you can expect similar patterns of an election cycles to happen By that i mean you know that you have the same set of actors the same set of parties but oftentimes shifting alliances and slightly changing coalitions but at the end of the day. It's usually the same the same groups for political parties. Who end up occupying the iraqi parliament. With what i would say is a little bit different That happened to the last election cycle than post. Protests is. The last election cycle really Inches iraqi government More so into the parliament More than they had four and really alarmed everyone when they had gotten so many seats in parliament and a lot of people have concerns on. This is going to get more than next electoral cycle. But just as a general response to that query that i always get about They're not really likely to get any more because their foundations pretty much. And that's the case with a lot of political parties in iraq is law their foundation the voting base for them as pretty sad. And so when you have things. I collect world boycott. You end up really getting the same people over and over again because their their supporters come out and vote and when you when you actually have more voting than you start to get a little bit. More variation in the iraqi government in terms of their internal dynamics sat have impact on how they react to whatever happens between the us and iran the prime minister and a lot of people affiliated associated with him have a very clear pro. American stands and you know the. Us has been in support of him for prime minister for a while even before the protests but they're equally bigger than they are ocoee government. You hold a lot of authority in parliament whole already in ministries who talk like an alliance with the united states or a strong relationship with as fast and so for says him and conversely if they were in power and he was in a different position forces them to not be able to really picked side and stick to it and it doesn't really help call them. Although this is going a little bit off your question that during the previous administration he was quiet publicly punished and the the threat of closing down. The embassy was something that looked particularly bad. When you have an ambassador or sorry prime minister who is associated with the with the us who is part of of the us empower. It looks particularly bad when his allies threatened him with a threat that we hadn't heard in a while. And i mean the general will for a successful prime minister. Iraq is not really pick aside. The previous prime minister tried to pick their on inside an end up for him and as c. From call called east case he's trying to fix the american side and not doesn't look like it's going to end well him either. I don't know if the answering your question. I tried it on a lot of points that people are genuinely interested in and try to cover the fact that iraq's political changes in elections. I think that's great and a really useful for you. I think the key points at least from a from a us policy perspective. Which is i. i know that's not the only perspective to talk about. It probably won the less valuable and by but it's the one. I know the most saying there is that. There's a surprising durability of tacit support for us military cooperation a Most outspoken about it. But we saw adult maddie. Who is the caretaker minister at the time of the strike. Was kind of the first one where you saw him. A statement saying united states to sort of restructuring. His parliamentary votes should start withdrawing its troops but that was treated as non-binding reasons that i'm not entirely sure clear on the legality of but kind of kept kicking the can down the road creating opportunities for the united states that continue sort of military engagement there and so there is this sort of like interesting wellspring of support primarily really among iraqi elites i think the iraqi leadership particularly the security establishment although i think extend beyond the screen establishments for those sorts of relationships. That's really been. It's strong point for the last eight years. This assignment setting aside by the northern iraq and independent kurdistan region which which has different political dynamics and have been very complicated since its own little civil conflict with iraq in two thousand seventeen but but for the rest of iraq really. You do see his interesting reservoir. That doesn't seem it has been resilient in spite of the kind of fluctuating of politics and the rise of fro. Us anti us. And a lot. I think does come from this idea that everybody's trying to walk a tight rope and find a way to satisfy all sides but it doesn't always translate into affirmative support and that a lot of these actors or at least very strong support and a lot of these actors feel pressure as it gets put on them to try and find ways which back at least symbolically are rhetorically against the us presence and again. It's just a sign of the kind of precarious position of the united states is an coalition partners are on in iraq politically. I think a lot of people will walk away for the trump administration's last year experience. And say oh yeah. The iraqis are never going to kick us out. We can get away with anything. I think it's a really really misinformed. Take on the amount of political pressure that has been put on iraqi leaders that would like more robust. If anything engaged with the us they had their druthers But are under real political constraints and in some ways are still finding ways to resist them. But that eventually are gonna crack. Because that's that pressure is gonna is gonna build your point no longer to be able to resist at some point or you have election. We'll bring somebody who's not willing to do it. And where does the kurdish region fit into this. So you have the broad swath of iraqi politics being defined by the saudi arrests. The sort of iranian tilts politicians the american politicians and the sunni politicians. Who are of course. have their own. You know sets of concerns. But then there's this sort of. I don't know sort of rogue elephant right the kurdish region which you know of course his self-governed and you know acts quite independent but also has never formally declared into another son is or maybe it has sordo but it it functions within the context of a larger iraq. How does this. How is this working at this point marsin. So it's as complicated as the rest of iraq. I think he just looks better on your from a distance. So i mean you know. Supposedly the kurdistan region but it has to has to separate regions within that are divided along different political parties. Has its own problems. Contending with particularly turkish Attacks onto northern iraqi territory that has to deal with has interestingly very strong ties to iran but is usually not called out for them in the same way that south of south central rockets called out for them. I remember very recently. I had i was reading..
The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase
"General Frank Mackenzie, commander of US forces in the Middle East, monitored the attack from his headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Walking into this small room off his main operation Center, where he could talk directly to the only two people above him in the chain of command. They bring in secretary defense and a little bit later they brought in the president to this conversation. We're listening to the reports of the missiles flying. You ever been on one like this? I've never been on one like this, where real missiles being fired at our forces and where I thought the risks were so high Iranian attack on al Assad was in retaliation for a stunning US operation. President Trump ordered six nights earlier, a drone strike, which killed Iran's most powerful general Qassim Suleimani. The blood of many Americans is on the hands of the same salamoni. He was this close to an indispensable man as you could find inside Iran, where he went violin. And death followed during the American occupation of Iraq. Sulamani had orchestrated attacks which killed more than 600. U. S troops and, according to Mackenzie, He was planning to do it again. We saw intelligence reports where the same cell Amani was moving various attacks, dreams forward against our forces in Iraq against our embassy and against other bases there. With the imminent perhaps an hour's, perhaps in days, probably not weeks. Until then, the USAID shied away from going after Sulamani for fear, killing such a high ranking government official. Would only provoke Mauritanian attacks. I never take killing anyone is a zone easy decision, but I think the risk of not acting in this case Outweigh the risks of acting So yes, I was good with the decision on January 3rd of last year on airport security camera recorded. Sulamani is arrival in Baghdad on a commercial flight from Damascus. Kensi was watching from a different angle. You have the drones overhead. Do you see him Healthy? Yes, yes. As soon Money's entourage pulled away from the plane. McKenzie gave the kill order to the commander controlling the drones. And then I said, Take your shot when you got it. Missile slammed into both vehicles simultaneously. There's no backslapping. There's no cheering because now I have to prepare to deal with the consequences. The action, General Mackenzie was sure Iran would retaliate, but he didn't know how and neither for awhile. Did the Iranians. I believe they went into a period of this organization because they had lost the officer. Who really spoke up and shaped everything up and told them what they were gonna do. So he's kind of ominous silence. It was a very ominous silence. And what was the first sign that Iran might really be thinking of her? Ballistic missile attack, they began to move their ballistic missiles. The attack was just hours away. When major Alan Johnson got the word. Iran's most powerful weapons were aiming for al Assad. My intelligence officer pulled me aside and Basically said, Sir, I've got some bad news for you. What's up? We have information that Iran is fueling 27 medium range ballistic missiles in their intention is the level this base And we may not survive. This was a completely different threat. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Garland commanded an army battalion at Al Asad. Sprawling air base about 120 miles west of Baghdad, where the U. S operated scores of helicopters, drones and other aircraft. Did the base have any defense against ballistic missiles now, sir? It was such a unprecedented threat. I don't think it was ever calculated. S o the capability to, uh, prevent a ballistic missile attack. It wasn't there. Did you have a plan for what to do? Way came up with the plan. The only real defense against ballistic missile attack is to get out of harm's way.
U.S. targeted Iran-backed militias with seven 500-pound bombs
"Getting more details about Thursday nights. U. S airstrikes against an Iranian backed militia in Syria. So phone video shows what was left of a desolate outpost on the Syrian side of the border With Iraq. Two F 15 Eagles drops 7 £500 bombs, completely destroying nine buildings and damaging to Initial report said one person was killed and three injured. We recognize the significance of this operation as the first of its kind under the new administration. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Iranian backed militias used the border post to smuggle weapons into Iraq. We had information that these structures this site this compound were being used by these groups to facilitate the movement of Resource is material and weaponry into Iraq to conduct the attacks
At least one fighter killed in US air strikes on Iran-backed militias in Syria
"New details are coming out about the U. S. Air strike in Syria in what is believed to be President Biden's first military action since taking office. At least one fighter is reported to have been killed in the air strikes, which were launched overnight in Syria. Senior U. S official tells Fox News. The attack should be seen as a warning to Iran on the militia groups it supports. The Pentagon says it targeted buildings used by militias. In retaliation for recent rocket attacks against American service personnel in Iraq. Russia, which is heavily involved in Syria's civil war, has
Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias
"The white house ending last night's airstrikes in syria targeting iran backed militias after recent rocket attacks on us forces in iraq. As we made clear last night. I think through president biden's order. He made clear that. The united states will act to protect american and coalition personnel and our security interests in the region pentagon spokesman. John kirby says to air force fighter jets destroyed nine facilities used by iranian-backed forces he also says russian forces were contacted before the strikes using deconfliction hotline and that iraq only helped with the rocket attack probe not with targeting those iran backed forces in syria. That echoes denial earlier. Today from the iraqi military syria calls the us attack.
Shamima Begum Loses Effort to Return to U.K. in Fight for Citizenship
"Court has ruled today that a young woman who ran away to join the Islamic State group should not be allowed back to challenge the government's decision. The strip. Her of her British citizenship should Mima Begum left her home in London to go to Syria. When she was 15, Now 21, she's living effectively stateless in a refugee camp in northern Syria, a lawyers argued it was impossible for her to mount any sort of defense from there. I've been speaking to one of those involved in the case, raising Brickhouse, a lawyer for the Civil rights group Liberty. First of all, her reaction to Today's really It's a disappointing day. To be honest, they're the decision that the court of Appeal made, which was the last decision in this case was a really positive one that suggested that she Mima Begum should be allowed to come back to this country so that she could have a fair trial on the Supreme Court has decided today that That's not the case and where disappointed to hear that. Yes, And in fact, the Supreme Court said that the court of Appeals judgment had bean wrong. Do not accept that. Well, we accept the Supreme Court's ruling and we respect it. Obviously, that the judge is making these decisions are hugely qualified and applying the law as they're required to do so. The problem really, is that the decision that the government initially made to remove, Remember bacon citizenship on just to be clear The case today is quite technical, but it wasn't about whether or not that original decision was the right one or the wrong one. It was about the fact that she member Begum is currently unable to take any meaningful part in that case because she's stuck in this camp in Syria. On D can't talk to her lawyers. She can't access court hearing remotely. She can't really have any proper opportunity. Tomo make her case and that's why we see this case is a really significant statement about the right to a fair trial in the U. K. And it is very concerning that the courts made the decision that it has yes and interestingly, the president of the Court, Lord read. I mean, he said the right to that fair hearing doesn't trump all other considerations such as the safety of the public. That's reasonable, isn't it? Well, it's what the court has done two days. It's essentially said that it's very much for the government to make decisions on national security on so this is quite a strong statement from the court today that where there are issues of national security going on, they're going to have a lot of respect for the decisions that are made by in this case, the home secretary on DAT is that is a legitimate petition for the court to take We have real questions there about whether the decision made by the home secretary was the right one. Given that hundreds of other people have already returned to this country from Syria, and they're return has been managed. They don't seem to have posed such a great threat to national security that they couldn't be allowed to return to this country, and we think there's a real really big risk here. That should mean the Begum is essentially being used for the government to play to the public gallery and what is a very controversial and divisive case. And she's being held up by an example. And it's accepted by everyone that the only way that we're at the moment that she could have a fair hearing of that case is if she was permitted just enter this country just for the purposes of taking part in this case that various measures that could be put in place to try and manage any risk that she posed and then proper process could happen whereby the home secretary's decision could be scrutinized in that case. Yes. Is there any other circumstances in which she might as the court put it being a safer position to take part in her appeal? I mean, could it Could it happen in another country? Do you think or does it have to happen here? I think that's really hard question to answer in terms of what happens next from the evidence that's been presented part of the case. It seems that there is a possibility. I don't know if it's a likelihood but as a possibility that she could be transferred to Iraq or two Bangladesh. That would be very worrying in both of those countries that be arrested should be executed because of hope. You know, past involvement with the Islamic state on it is very unclear. What else could possibly shift in this case that could actually allow her to take part in her appeal on the court did acknowledge that in their decision today that what is technically done is put on pause her challenge to the removal of her citizenship. It did recognize there was a chance that that that might never be able to actually go ahead.
U.S. targets Iranian-backed militias in Syria with airstrikes
"That state TV their claim is killed 17 people the U. S struck targets associated with Iranian backed militias in Syria along the border with Iraq. This all is retaliation for an attack earlier this month that killed a contractor working for the United States in northern Iraq and injured service personnel. That's Amy Kellogg America's listening
US carries out air strikes targeting ‘Iranian-backed’ militias in Syria
"A senior U. S official tells Fox News Theater Act should be seen as a warning to Iran on the militia groups it supports. The Pentagon says it targeted buildings used by militias. In retaliation for recent rocket attacks against American service personnel in Iraq. Russia, which is heavily involved in Syria's civil war, has condemned the strikes. Dave Simon there are covered operates on two U. S. Warships in the Persian Gulf, with sailors infected on the
US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias
"That this serious of airstrikes have taken place against Iranian backed targets in Syria as NPR's Jen Newman reports. This is in response to rocket attacks on U. S forces. Earlier this month, the U. S attacked several facilities at a border control point in eastern Syria. Used by a number of Iranian backed militant groups. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed a civilian contractor and wounded a U. S service member and other coalition troops. We should remember times We will respond on our timeline. And once again, we want to be sure that the connectivity and won't be sure that we have the right target. The air strike is the first known military action taken by the Biden administration. Gentleman. NPR
US carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia in Syria
"It's the first military action by the Biden administration. U. S airstrikes on facilities in eastern Syria from which it's believed Iranian backed militias launched attacks against U. S forces in Iraq recently, according to a U. S official, President Biden selected the smallest target for the air strike from a range of options. As for the casualties, the officials said, there were possibly a
Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias
"U. S airstrikes in Eastern Syria target facilities belonging to what the Pentagon says are militias backed by Iran. CBS's David Martin and Press Secretary John Kirby called the strike A defensive action intended head off future attacks by Iranian backed militia groups inside Iraq. In recent weeks, there have been rocket attacks on Bases where U. S troops are located on those rocket attacks have been carried out with rockets supplied by Iran, although the attacks were not necessarily directed. By
US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia.
"I'm anthony davis. United states launched air strikes in syria on thursday targeting facilities near the iraqi border used by iranian backed militia groups. The pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a us servicemember and other coalition troops. The strike was the first military action undertaken by the biden administration. Which in its first weeks has emphasized. It's intense to put more focus on the challenges posed by china even as middle east threats. Persist decision to attack. Syria did not appear to signal an intention to widen. Us military involvement in the region but rather to demonstrate a will to defend us troops in iraq earlier the pentagon spokesman john kirby said us action was a proportionate military response taken together with diplomatic measures including consultation with coalition partners. The operation sends an unambiguous message. President biden will act to protect american and coalition personnel. Kirby said at the same time we have acted in a deliberate
Pentagon's John Kirby: U.S. airstrikes are a 'proportionate military response'
"The U. S has carried out airstrikes in Syria targeting a militias supported by Iran. NPR's Vanessa Roma reports a move a response to a syriza of rocket attacks against U. S targets in Iraq. The Department of Defense said the strikes are a response to a syriza of recent rocket attacks against Americans in Iraq. Including one in which a civilian contractor working with American forces was killed and several U. S service members were injured. Officials believe that Shia militants backed by Iran are behind that attack and at least two others over the last couple of weeks. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby called the U. S operation a proportionate military response. He said the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control point in eastern Syria that's used by Shia militant groups. This is the first known offensive military operation carried out by the Biden administration. Vanessa Rome. Oh NPR
Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias
"For the first time since he was inaugurated president. Joe biden tonight has ordered. Us military strike the pentagon says. The president ordered airstrikes in syria around six. Pm eastern time this evening. This is the statement that we got announcing the start from pentagon. Press secretary. John kirby he said quote at president biden's direction. Us military forces earlier this evening conducted air strikes against infrastructure utilized by iranian-backed militant groups in eastern syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against american and coalition personnel in iraq and to ongoing threats to those personnel specifically. The strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control. Point used by a number of iranian-backed militant groups this proportionate response was conducted together with diplomatic measures including consultation with coalition partners. More on that in a moment The operation sends an unambiguous message. Statement continues president biden will act to protect american coalition personnel quote. At the same time we have acted any deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern syria and iraq. like that statement tonight from pentagon. Press secretary john kirby announcing these us airstrikes eastern syria now in terms of what these air strikes were in response to this month in iraq. There have been three rocket attacks publicly reported in the space of a week the most recent one targeted the us embassy in baghdad. That was three days ago to rockets fired in that attack fell inside the green zone that heavily fortified area around the baghdad embassy there were no injuries From those two rockets on saturday it was four rockets that had hidden air base north of baghdad. That injured one person but last monday it was a more. A more consequential attacked. It was a dozen rockets last monday. That struck the usually peaceful northern iraqi city of bill that killed that attack killed one american civilian contractor and wounded nine other people including several americans at the air bill airport now it has been widely assumed that it was iranian backed militias that were behind these rocket attacks. Iran has denied any direct responsibility but the attacks have been seen in in many quarters as a way of sort of testing. The waters with the new administration should also be noted. That president biden took office just days after the one year anniversary of the us killing. Iran's top revolutionary guard general and a missile strike. Something iran has promised to take retaliation for the other context. That's important here. Of course that the biden administration just a week ago announced that they're ready to hold talks with iran on possibly reentering the nuclear deal that was designed to keep iran from becoming a nuclear power. That was the deal that president obama entered into with iran. That president trump pulled out of as we've been reporting the story trying to understand the scale of these airstrikes night. We have just gotten some tape from the brand new defense secretary. lloyd austin. He spoke with reporters on a flight back to washington. He had been visiting. Us military facilities on the west coast. This was on board the plane back on route to the. Us's coast a target that we would after we know what we get and and we're confident that that target was being used the same shia militia that That conducted the strikes. You're very deliberate about our approach as you would expect this to be You're allowed to it. Occurs the iraqis to investigate develop intelligence and very helpful to us and refining target. You i was season was my recommendation We said a number of times. We will respond At you know on our time line and once again we wanted to be sure that the connectivity and wanted to be sure that can't the right dr sites it was today. Yes issue one defense secretary. Lloyd austin that's tonight we just got in that tape moments ago. Speaking about the first military operation of the biden administration. these airstrikes on iranian backed militias in syria. The administration says they are response to rocket attacks that targeted u s and coalition forces in iraq. You just heard Defense secretary austin there say that it was president who authorized these strikes And he did so this morning per the defense secretary's read out to reporters tonight joining us now. For more is nbc's chief foreign correspondent. Richard engel richard. I didn't expect to have you back on the show so soon after talking with you last night on a totally different matter Joining us on short notice tonight to help us help us through this. Not not a problem. And i was speaking short while ago with a senior. Us official with direct knowledge of this This was a a message to iran and iranian backed militias. According to this official. And the message was that the united states will no longer tolerate harassment will no longer tolerate attacks rocket attacks missiles attacks and particular the attack on your bill of earlier this month was seen as something of a watershed moment so this was a a message. That times have changed that. Even though the president biden wants to negotiate with iran this administration does not want to be bullied does not want to be pushed around is not going to accept the Increased military action that put us personnel and allies at risk. So this was. This was a strong message. It was described to me as the The carrot the stick in the carrot and stick of diplomacy and deterrence that the. Us is offering the carrot. They wanna get back to talks but they also are using the stick for the for the first time today and sending this message. The target that was hit was described as a series of buildings that were used to supply and support these different militia groups. A kind of a border crossing area on the border between syria and iraq. the militias. That operate in this in this area do often cross the border. The fact that the strike took place in syria is also significant. It take some of the pressure off of the government of baghdad. So this was a a very carefully chosen target. It was a calibrated response. Trying to hit specifically the militia that had been targeting the us forces and allied forces and also to send a clear message to iran. That times have changed now. The official said this is also a message to iran and the militias. That things are different than they were. Under the trump administration under president trump and by way. We almost went to war with iran in a very similar circumstance. That that we're in right now. About a year
U.S. targets Iranian-backed militias in Syria with airstrikes
"President Biden has directed US military airstrikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon says where Iranian backed militia CBS News correspondent David Martin with more on what Pentagon press secretary John Kirby is saying tonight, he said the attack was Carried out against multiple structures in eastern Syria at the direction of President Biden. And that these structures were used by a number of Iranian backed militia groups. It is a response to recent rocket attacks against U. S targets in Iraq 10 days ago that wounded Americans. This strike was intended to send a message. To Iran. The president Biden will act to protect American and coalition personnel. This all comes as the U. S and Iran are looking for a way to return to the 2015 nuclear
Relationship Marketing with Jessika Phillips
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"iraq" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Ah We come on the air tonight. We have breaking news. Iran's Revolutionary Guard says that it has launched ballistic missiles in the direction of American air bases in Iraq where troops are stationed Iranian state. Television says the attack was launched in revenge for the assassination of the Iranian General Gossip Austin Sulejmani missiles fired tonight. Part of what. Iran is now calling Operation Martyr Salah Body. McDonald's loans for inside Iran struck to at base. Isn't that bill and I'll assads just west of Baghdad. We have learned what are the basis targeted. Asad airbase in western Iraq and on BAR president trump and the first lady visited a little more than a year ago December. Two Thousand Eighteen Jin Williams. Vox How much damage to these missiles. Do last night so we don't yet know the damage to the facilities as themselves the US military in the Iraqis are still kind of figuring that out and they haven't really made anything clear on that but we do know about casualties and according to NATO forces who you're part of the coalition that's involved there with the US according to the US and according to the Iraqi prime minister there were no casualties among any of the US troops any of the Iraqi forces who were there or any of the international forces. Is it still a big deal. That Iran chose to launch these ballistic missiles the fact that they decided to fire ballistic. Dick Missiles from Iran is a very important point as opposed to as opposed to using their proxy groups these Shia militia groups that are backed by Iran inside Iraq. They typically do that way. They will have these groups fire rockets toward facilities or rocky facilities and that kind of creates a level of plausible muscle. Deniability right we didn't do it. It was just groups over there. We have nothing to do with them but this was a very clear message it was. We are sending these from Iran they are directly targeting orbiting. US facilities and. We're very clear that we are very angry about the killing of costumes for the money and we're making no bones about it and the Iranian government has issued statements about this attack. What are they explicitly saying? They are saying that. This is a proportionate response for the killing of Money the Iranian military commander that the the US assassinated. They are saying that this is a concluded response so Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Said you know we executed this attack but we have concluded included it so they are very strongly signaling that this was our response. We had to respond and they they did. The Iranians basically had no choice but to respond to the killing feeling of such a high level military commander. But they're also saying look. We are doing this big show of force but we are stopping the light of actually killing the Americans or any Iraqis for for that matter. The United States killed Iran's like foremost military leader and their revenge was peppering some bombs with mixed results that killed nobody not that this is like death toll for death toll. Was this sort of a more hesitant response from Iran. Iran definitely could have done a lot more and they chose not to. They have a lot of ways that they can strike against Americans and American allies in the region including Israel and they threatened to do so last night. We were watching this unfold. They were issuing all kinds of threats saying if the US responds again then we could potentially launch a terrorist attack inside the the United States which they could theoretically do they were saying you know. We could attack targets in Israel they specifically named the city of Haifa. They also said they could attack Dubai but but they chose not to. How did president trump react so somewhat? Surprisingly last night he reacted fairly positively. Lots of exclamation points right. Yeah he he tweeted quote all is well. Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. And you wouldn't think those statements would really go together all is well Iran just fired missiles missiles that US but he said later in the tweets so far so good and bragged about having the most powerful military but in that tweet last night he also said I will be making a statement tomorrow morning and he did today a little bit after eleven o'clock from the White House so you walked out to the podium. He's he's flanked. By all of his top generals military brass and Mike Pence looking very somber and he walked right out to the microphone and said as long as I'm president of the United States. It's Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning isn't it. I quite a preface. It is very odd. It was kind of important to what he was going to get into later on but there were three main points that really stood out to me from trump's speech. The first is that he made it very clear. Clear that big. US military response to Iran's attacks last night. Iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for for all parties concerned at a very good thing for the world. He was very clear in saying this ends here in terms of the big military fight however he he did say some other things that could be taken as escalation and a little bit lower level. The United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic economic sanctions on the Iranian regime. These powerful sanctions will remain until Iran. Changes its behavior that that is not de escalation that is escalation. He is putting even more sanctions on Iran and then he addressed the nuclear deal. It's called the that joint comprehensive plan of Action Shen the US withdrew from that deal already but other countries still remain in it including the UK. Germany France Russia China and they must now break away from the remnants of the Iran deal or JCP away and that's really important because under that deal those countries plus the United States when we were still in the deal basically basically agreed to lift economic sanctions and give Iran economic benefits in exchange for them putting curbs on their nuclear program so essentially calling on those countries to reimpose sanctions. Nations stopped doing business any business with Iran and go back to much more hardcore like economic pressure against Iran. So again in that case not deescalatory it quite the opposite. You've been waiting for twelve hours for the president's remarks here what was your major takeaway from what he said so the big takeaway is that everyone can breathe a sigh of relief for now that the big scary bombing each other conflict between us and Iran is probably dying down for now however one thing you need to understand about Iran. Is that when they do responses like this they will tend to do a big response like we saw last night something showy right but then they will do things things that are a lot lower level kind of over the course of time so we could see things like cyber attack other kind of lower level fighting or attacks from those those proxies that we're used to seeing those kinds of things rocket attacks from proxy groups in Iraq and other places potentially targeting of US troops or US allies and other places like Syria Yemen and other other places like that so while I think there could be a second wave of attacks. They definitely threatened that so far they seem to be signaling very clearly that none of that will happen and unless the US escalates in return but we could continue to see the kind of low level Tit for tat kind of violence and can a shadow war between the US and Iran likely continue for a long time to come so if trump strategy here was to take out a major opposition figure to the United States and face. No real consequences Did he just win. Is Too soon to tell. Honestly if this is where it ends then you could probably say that. Yeah that you know. We took out this very dangerous figure Gary who is responsible for the deaths of a lot of Americans and Iraqis by the way with few consequences with no American casualties with no Iraqi casualties. But this this isn't over yet and at the bare minimum. This certainly escalated things to a very dangerous level so there was no death toll in these missile attacks attack that Iran launched last night but overnight something like one hundred and seventy people did die in Iran in this plane crash in Tehran. Did that have anything to do with this. So this Boeing flight headed from Tehran to Kiev Ukraine crash pre shortly after takeoff inside Iran. So far it doesn't look like it had anything to do with the US Iran eight. It's still too early to tell. They're still investigating the Ukrainian government. Initially she came out and said there was no sign of terrorism or any other like missiles or anything like that but they then took that statement down and are now saying it's under investigation. It looks like there was probably some kind of maybe a fire. Engine failure had happened shortly after takeoff so in other words like a mechanical failure. But it's too soon to talent L. and obviously just given the timing. There's a lot of speculation that this has something to do with it certainly possible but as of right now it doesn't seem like that's probably the case apart from this plane crash. All these incidents have taken place in Iraq the killing of Sulejmani these missile attacks last night. How does Iraq feel about this beef between Iran and the United States playing out on its soil? Not Great Iraq is coming up on two decades of war being fought on its soil from the Iraq. War are to the fight against Isis. And they're really caught in a tough place. Between two allies the Americans.
"iraq" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Ballistic missiles perhaps seeing tonight that have maneuverable reentry vehicles so they can get control them after they fly so they could be very precise as to the tens of meters and that's new Iran that gives them all kinds of new cards to play. They didn't even a year. You know five years ago. It's quite dangerous Dichter. What is the power that Iran obviously there is you know there was an Iran Iraq war which a million people were killed on either side? I mean horrific war involving children in minefields how is Iran viewed now. And how does that play into. You know it's an attack on Iraqi soil. Well good question. I think in Iraq Iran is seen as this kind of the big the big neighbour who's never go away. He's always gonNA live next door and around has obviously been putting a lot of money. On these proxy forces there is political forces as well. Yeah they're they're deeply embedded in the Iraqi establishment and the Iraqi government every way and they live right next door and they make that very clear and if they need to exert leverage or pressure in all the way up to assassination. They can do it. And so when the Iraqis try to talk to the United States they have they say you know we gotta we gotta live with these guys next stories. Don't forget that they're right in the Middle Jobe. We're talking with Dexter before you joined us about the weak now. Have the Iraqi parliament saying that the wants wants to expel the. US forces Iraqi cabinet has to take that up. I it the leadership as well and how if the US actually you know a sick irony would be if the US did actually withdraw forces from Iraq under pressure. That's exactly what Iran has wanted in terms of Isis though What is the potential for Isis to come back as they did the last time? US forces pulled out. Well if you think about why we have troops groups in Iraq to begin with. It's right now. It's mostly because we want to control isis to go after the remaining pockets vices that still exists. There's still networks that are there and prevents Vince..
"iraq" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Eighties under the mattresses on the floor tiles, all Iraq casualties from these remaining homemade mines arriving Iraq has seen wave after wave of violence since the US led invasion in two thousand and three and the remnants of war according fair and disquiet the world needs not take its I off the ball. You can argue to the cows come home about about the legitimacy of the invasion, but was absolutely clear. Is it the consequences of a still a mess from the guardian? I'm in direction today in focus after years of conflict. What does liberation really mean in Iraq? I mean, you're very conscious of continuing security threat. I mean, you still sense that it's a it's a divided and trouble place is just wondering whether it can be optimistic again. Peter bay Mont is a senior reporter at the guardian and has covered the conflict in Iraq since the beginning, and he was back in the country this week. So the last few days, I I've been reversing Faluji for the first time world since two thousand and four. Faluji is a city about an hour drive west of the capital back that. News from typically rookie city. I mean, it's very flat. It kind of runs into the desert. It's kind of a rundown place with this sort of industrial area of of little metal workshops and things like that new flows of mosques nitsa very religious place. It's sort of prides itself in its hospitality. But also says good reputations. Having been one of those places that quite a long time. It's been dangerous before on this. Visit what was the situation like when you were last there? The last time I was which was at the beginning of two thousand and four I think situation was guessing worse and worse. It was getting to be a place that was very difficult to visit. I mean, we run into some people who didn't wish us very well. So we left in in quite a hurry. And wish you L in what way? Oh, there were men with guns who wants to come and talk to us. And I mean, we were fortunate we we were able to leave. But it was it was quite a quite a frightening experience. It was just over ninety minutes. Gone. President Bush's deadline for Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq that US warships and planes launched. The opening salvo of operation Iraqi freedom special the headlines, the attack on Iraq has begun US forces fired cruise missiles at Baghdad just before door heated take us back two thousand three after US forces entered back that what happened in the period of followed the US led invasion. Faluji became more and more restive those an incident in which some demonstrators were shot by US forces. Iraqi blood spilt time in days, flew to dead and fourteen injured after US troops opened fire on anti-american demonstrators. Ironically, the shooting happened at a much protesting gates to the deaths of thirty rock is killed on Monday. It became one of those places. You know, the the insurgency initially started and took off from. I mean, I think I lost visited trip. Probably around a week. After the American contracts have been killed in the city and bodies hung from one of the bridges over the river. There. We're going to begin with Iraq this evening, four American civilians were killed there today, and sometimes happens the cameras were there for the gruesome aftermath, the four men were from that period. It's kind of this complex history of citing at times people inside the city, citing with the the original insurgents than Al Qaeda figures arrived in the.
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"I did a lot of polls about religion i felt that the conflict had some side of it that was really connected to religion and sick terrorism it was just my general view how people thought about it they were just raised that way and it was really hard for them to to give it up and that's what we seeing right now in iraq people are forgotten the worst years of two thousand and six thousand seven and there's a return of sectarian killings and assassinations but do you believe that you can reason people out of it well we try all the time it's just at some point you really give up say thanks a lot no problem at all say i'd qasim blogs still at healing iraq when lee fadhel the doctor turned rockstar fixer finished his studies at nyu he had the very american experience of not finding job partly because of the economic crash and partly because his usual clients had less interest in the war so he applied for political asylum in the us anyway he says journalism died in iraq after the american forces left the thirties bared down hard on reporters there could be scurity to police the army friends of mine who still there quick journals because it's becoming really dangerous and not only dangerous it's useless because you can't really move around and do what you want to do as we're used to before when the streets where you know not controlled by anybody what you're saying is that you preferred as journalists the the chaos in the street.
"iraq" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Show us in measurable terms what are you doing specifically for the little just minorities water most vulnerable from their perspective and the iraqi context welcome to foreign policy i'm sharon weinberger executive editor for news and you're listening to the er i'm in washington today in joining me in the studio is fp fellow restar ben and saw hong homicide the director middle east program that the united states as the two peace last week foreign policy published a piece detailing vice president mike pence is vision to grant more us aid to christians and religious minorities in iraq against the advice of officials at the state department and others at the united nations who initially feared the move could backfire and the peace recent foreign policy reporter dander loose detailed how the administration prompted in part by vice president mike pence is strong links to christian advocacy groups recently clashed the united nations development programme over how to spend aid funds in iraq insisting more resources be chaldean christian communities and other minority groups the administration rejected un dps assessment and that of some officials at the state department that the aid should be focused more popular areas around the war damage city of mosul so i wanted to start off by asking what is the state of minority communities in iraq how are they affected by disarming states presence and then what is the situation for them now well first of all thank you for having me the minority religious minorities in iraq in a very dire condition and actually there since jewish and has been in constant the state of decline in the past the over the for over a decade now the attacks by alqaeda recently by ices have meant that they were pushed out of their areas and their numbers in your riot feud in iraq significantly declined from about one point five million around two thousand three now to under a quarter of a million for the christians and that's an estimate so they're areas have been mostly controlled by isis the it has been liberated but the religious minorities remain this place for the most part and what sort.
"iraq" Discussed on War Stories w/ Oliver North
"As democracy take sold in places like flew other parts of iraq remain a haven for terrorists along the syrian border us troops take on the enemy in fierce desert battles operation matador is next the violence sunni triangle includes march of all on bar province but we're iraqis and americans are working together it is safe however in the far west city of all crime is an island of wallis located three hundred eighty miles west of baghdad in the harsh remote aljazeera desert i'll timing straddles the euphrates river which snakes in iraq from neighboring syria less than ten miles away it very much of the wild west this area for a long time well before we got here but a region working on the border has smuggling and then basically criminal traffic to fight lieutenant colonel tim monday commands the third battalion second marines anelka he's well aware how these old smuggling routes from syria noticed rat lines are used today by terrorists tends to be an area where they seem to want comments from training build uh you know vehicle bombs things like that we controlled a significant portion of the alltime area and in that area foreign fighter operations were limited major john reid is the executive officer of third battalion second marines north of our area the foreign fighters created a safe haven for themselves it supported insurgency operations into the heart of iraq there just is no functioning police it's us against the insurgents.
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