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Fresh "Iraq" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:08 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh "Iraq" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"And every family would feel the strength. The move imposes a contract brokered by the Biden administration back in September that includes a 24% raise over 5 years, despite opposition from several negotiating unions. A plea from a woman whose three relatives have been killed in riverside, California. Police say a former Virginia state trooper lord a 15 year old girl using a fake identity online, then drove to California where he killed her parents in a woman and then torched their home over the Thanksgiving holiday. Michelle bland and lost her sister and parents. Please. Please know your child's online activity. Ask questions about what they are doing and whom they are talking to. Anybody can say they're someone else. The suspect died in a shootout with police the 15 year old was not hurt. 5 people are found dead inside a home in north suburban Chicago, the discovery was made inside a buffalo grove home during a well-being check. Police say it appears to be a domestic incident with no threat to the public. Islamic State has announced that its leader Abu Al Hassan Al quraishi was recently killed in battle. He's the second highest leader to be killed this year at a time when the extremist group has been trying to rise again with sleeper cells carrying out deadly attacks in Iraq and Syria. More from CBS News military consultant, Jeff mccausland. The death is a reminder that despite the ongoing war in Ukraine and rising military tensions with China, that the terrorist threat to stability, particularly in the Middle East remains. President Biden with the First Lady and rapper actor LL Cool J next to them, light The White House Christmas tree. Two, one. Here we go. Okay. The Colorado blue spruce hails from Pennsylvania and will be open to the public starting

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Iran bolsters border security to prevent 'infiltration'

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 5 d ago

Iran bolsters border security to prevent 'infiltration'

"Iran is bolstering security at its northern border to clamp down on what the government says is infiltration by Kurdish opposition groups, Iran's news agency of reported that the country's revolutionary guard has deployed armored and special forces units to the western northwest provinces, the move is an attempt to stop the influx of Kurdish opposition groups that have been exiled in Iraq, Tehran believes the exiles are orchestrating country wide anti government protests. The Kurdish groups deny the claim and to date Iran has provided no evidence to back it up. Iran has several military bases near the Iraqi border and forces have been present there on a rotating basis for decades. I'm Karen Chammas

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Fresh update on "iraq" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:57 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "iraq" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Visit WTO P dot com search charities. This is WTO P news, it's 8 53. Islamic State has announced that its leader was recently killed in battle, Abu Al Hassan quraishi. He is the second ISIS leader to be killed this year at a time when the extremist group has been trying to rise again with sleeper cells carrying out deadly attacks in Iraq and Syria. Should be as new security consultant Jeff McCarthy. No details were in fact provided of his death. His death is a reminder, however, that despite the ongoing war in Ukraine and rising military tensions with China, that the terrorist threat to stability, particularly in the Middle East remains. Little had been known about Al quraishi, who took over the group's leadership following the death of his predecessor in a U.S. raid in northwestern Syria. That was back in February. Ukraine's embassies all around the world are on heightened alert tonight after a small explosion at its offices in Madrid. Was it connected to the war with Russia national security correspondent JJ green explained? A letter bomb delivered to the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid exploded today slightly injuring an employee who was inspecting it. Ukraine's foreign minister, dmytro kuleba, has ordered all of Kyiv's embassies around the world to strengthen security after this attack. The embassy's manager was checking an envelope that came in the mail when it exploded in his hands. That according to a spokesman for Ukraine's foreign ministry on telegram, the Spanish national police said they're investigating this and the episode and that no suspects have been identified at this point. There are a lot of questions about who did it and why it's happened. It's something that may take a while to get to the bottom of, but at this moment there is high suspicion that it's connected to the war in Russia. National security correspondent JJ green. A judge has declared a mistrial in the rape trial of that 70s show actor Danny Masterson. Jurors told the judge they had been hopelessly deadlocked after the rape allegations that follows a monthlong trial, a Los Angeles superior court judge ordered the panel to take the holiday week off and keep deliberating through Thanksgiving. The 46 year old Masterson was charged with the rape of three women, including a former girlfriend between 2001 and O three, he claimed the actual

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'It's the reflex': Veteran helped disarm gunman at gay club

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | Last week

'It's the reflex': Veteran helped disarm gunman at gay club

"A club goer at the gay bar in Colorado Springs where 5 people were killed Saturday night credits his army training for helping subdue the shooter but wish as he could have stopped the massacre sooner rich fiero did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan It was at club Q with his wife daughter and Friends He was called to action I just knew I got into mode And I needed to save my family And that family was at that time everybody in that room Police say the shooter had several guns including an AR-15 style assault rifle Fiero grabbed the shooter's body armor then pistol and beat him with it And I'm on top of him I'm a big dude man This guy was bigger And I just kept wailing on him A hero in the eyes of many but not his own There are 5 people that I could not help That includes his daughter's boyfriend Raymond green Vance fiero credits another club goer with helping subdue the suspect 22 year old Anderson Lee Aldrich who remains in the hospital I'm Julie Walker

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Fresh update on "iraq" discussed on Bloomberg Markets

Bloomberg Markets

00:54 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "iraq" discussed on Bloomberg Markets

"Second biggest losers with 48% drawdowns, breaking market news and inside from Bloomberg experts. The fact is that we now have positive real yields according to market yields. You really see consumers trade up a trade down. I think we're breaking away from this idea that rates need to be at zero. This is Bloomberg markets. With Paul Sweeney at Matt Miller. On Bloomberg radio. All right, coming up in this half hour, we're going to sit down and chat with retired U.S. naval admiral and Bloomberg opinion columnist James trevis get his thoughts on possible next steps in Ukraine. How can this play out? Plus we're also going to talk tech. We're going to talk Apple. With on Iraq ran a senior tech analyst at Bloomberg intelligence, apple's got some issues there, supply chain, of course, with China. We'll get the latest there. But first, let's go to John Tucker and get a Bloomberg business flesh. All right, man, and Paul, we have the major averages kind of mixed right now as traders await Jerome Powell's speech. We'll be looking for clues on whether or not the fan is going to slow the pace of rate hikes. While traders also parsing some of the economic data that we got, U.S. job openings, for instance, they film in October that reverses a surprise jump in the primer. It is a sign for the Federal Reserve, possibly a hopeful sign as they seek to curb demand across the economy of slow things down. Ahead of that address by pal, Elliot hentoff at state street says the chair is in a pretty tough spot. So we're back to where we were at the early summer, so that's run counter to where the fed wants. But at the same time, he conflation is behind us and he does want to decelerate the hiking cycle from here on out. So to delicate balance, you do not want it, you do not want to encourage animal spirits at the same time you do want to guide markets to where things are going. Right now the S&P 500 twelve points slower than is down three tenths of a percent, the down Jones and duster leverage down 209 points that's a decline of 6 tenths of a percent and the NASDAQ 100 is higher by just two points. We have yields higher, the two year yield, he is up 5 basis points with four 53, the ten year at three 77, that is a two basis point jump. The difference between the two of the spread negative 76 basis points. We took the markets for you every 15 minutes during the training. They right here on Bloomberg radio, I'm John Tucker, and that is your Bloomberg business flash. Matt Paul. Hi, John Tucker. Thank you so much. We appreciate

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Carl Jackson: If We Want to Save America, We Have to Stay and Fight

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:14 min | Last week

Carl Jackson: If We Want to Save America, We Have to Stay and Fight

"Instead of encouraging people to get married and to have babies and instead of encouraging women not to kill their unborn babies, the answer to America's population problem is more illegal immigration. Well, what about the population problem that will occur in the countries that they left? Fascinating what the left does. And guys, listen, call your congressman call your senators. I know that we were all hoping to get a break. But if we're going to save America, we've got to stay in this fight. Listen, our soldiers and World War I World War II Vietnam, the Korean War, the Iraq War, Afghanistan, war. They didn't get to rest. The Civil War, the Revolutionary War, they didn't get to rest. Neither do we, and we don't have to take up arms. Thank God to do it. So we have to stay in this fight and right now. God, I wish the Republicans would do something eventually. I've praying to God we get a simple supermajority one day and we will do something about this lame duck session because the left is gonna do all that they can to cram legislation down our throats while they can. These people don't play by the rules. Republicans want to play nice. It isn't gonna work.

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 First lady hosts Veterans Day breakfast, supports caregivers

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 2 weeks ago

First lady hosts Veterans Day breakfast, supports caregivers

"President Biden paid tribute to U.S. veterans on Veterans Day from overseas The president acknowledged the sacrifices of America's veterans as he addressed a United Nations climate conference in Egypt America's veterans and their families survivors and caregivers are there a spine and soul of the United States The president's late son Beau served in Iraq as a member of the Delaware army National Guard I'm the special day on every day I honor all those of sacrifice to our nation like my son With the president in Egypt vice president Kamala Harris later wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at Arlington national cemetery She said America is a promise of security opportunity and freedom not for some but for all On Veterans Day we celebrate the generations of Americans who fought to make that promise real

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First lady hosts Veterans Day breakfast, supports caregivers

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 weeks ago

First lady hosts Veterans Day breakfast, supports caregivers

"The commander in chief is saluting the troops on this veteran's day President Biden is remembering one veteran in particular I can still remember the pride we felt seeing our son major Beau Biden in his uniform And the worry we felt while he was deployed for a year President Biden's son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015 several years after he was exposed to a burn pit during military service in Iraq Our veterans are very spine of America We owe them We owe their families and the survivors We only knew everything This is the first Veterans Day since President Biden signed legislation expanding healthcare for service members who were exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan or to chemicals that were used in previous conflicts I'm Rita foley

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What Happens to Kevin McCarthy?

The Trish Regan Show

01:31 min | 2 weeks ago

What Happens to Kevin McCarthy?

"Happens to Kevin McCarthy? I mean, can he really stay on? In such a big position if, in fact, the house is run by the GOP. I mean, are people going to say, wait a second, maybe we need more change? Maybe we need to shake this up and maybe we need some new blood there in charge in Congress on the GOP that can maybe just maybe have a little backbone and stand up for themselves and their party. These are questions that are going to come into play. If in fact, they get the house, but that's where we are and think about that. Sure didn't seem way 24 hours ago. It sure seemed like there was a very solid shot of getting so many of these states. And if anything, this should be the wake-up call. The Republican Party needs. We have to be thoughtful. We have to be measured. We have to be deliberate. We need to follow the example of what we saw out of Florida in terms of having politicians with real chops. By the way, I mean, not that ivy leagues matter or anything, but let's declare desantis is not just some off the street, like the mainstream media would have you believe. In fact, the guy was at Yale for his undergrad. He did Harvard Law School. He was part of the jag program and was the attorney representing navy seals over in Iraq. I mean, he's got a heck of a pedigree, which you never really hear about because they just want to paint him as some dumb guy. Well, that some dumb guy? He's pretty darn smart.

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Adam Laxalt: If We Don't Vote Republican, We Lose This Country

The Dan Bongino Show

01:59 min | 3 weeks ago

Adam Laxalt: If We Don't Vote Republican, We Lose This Country

"Your opponent senator masto is a far left this is a Biden acolyte and I've been trying to drive home and drill home to the audience how important this election is tomorrow Adam I mean inflation is on the ballot The border is on the ballot This is all on the ballot tomorrow We need a check on this guy in The White House You know if we don't do this this election we're going to lose our country And no one campaigned in commit more communities across my state than I did People understand that deep in their heart We've got to have a red wave election to make sure that we start the slow process of taking back our country We certainly feel like we've done what we need to do We've run a strong race We've been on often We've continued to highlight that no matter the money they have the amount of the false attacks no matter how much media support they have or big tech support the bottom line is the voters get to decide And the voters have moved our direction the last few weeks we've been up 6 points 5 points 5 points four points in the last four polls And that's largely due to the fact that voters are in our direction There were rejecting the $100 million of negative ads and they see the portrayal that she's trying to present it to me And then they see our side which is a former navy in Iraq veteran of former top top of this state that worked with law enforcement to be safer and that campaign than with the head of the border patrol On my bus across the state that's the first time in our state's history because they know that I'm going to be strong on the border They know how important this race is and feel we're in a great position as long as the vat of voters get out on the election day We've got a lot of election day voters We are going to win tomorrow night

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Joe Biden Displays His Mental Decline Once Again

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:59 min | Last month

Joe Biden Displays His Mental Decline Once Again

"Very clear the mental decline is severe in this man. Cut number one, please. If anybody think if we're doing it for the first time now in the 20th, 21st century going into the 26th from the 20th century going into the second quarter of the 21st century, that we'd say 12 years is enough. I think 12 years enough in the going into 2030, 40, 50. That's just terrible. The man doesn't even know what year it is. He also went on to say that he attended a historically black college in Delaware. He said that he attended Delaware state university we've got that audio. Let's take a listen. It's great to be in Florida memorial university, one of the nation's great HBCUs. I'm a big fan of HBCUs. I got my start at one of those other HBCUs. Delaware state university. Okay, guys, pretty good, man. What? No, was it corn pop was this roommate? No, that's not true. He went to the university of Delaware. Not Delaware state university. He went to a lily white school. And then sadly, and again, and I want to preface this. The tragedy around his son Beau is just awful. We're not making fun of this. But Biden, once again, claimed that his son died in Iraq. And they talk about inflation. You know, we're dealing with a whole segment inflation is a worldwide problem right now. Because of a war in Iraq and the impact on oil and which Russia is doing. I mean, there's going to be more in Ukraine. And I think in Iraq, because that's what my son died. No, it's not. No, his son died years later of brain cancer

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Joe Biden Lied About Beau Biden's Cause of Death

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:07 min | Last month

Joe Biden Lied About Beau Biden's Cause of Death

"And I guarantee you somebody listening to this show who's a progressive is going to accuse me of exploiting somebody's tragedy, I'm not my heart goes out to anybody who loses a son. No parent should outlive their child. And I mourn for the Biden family in losing Beau to brain cancer. But he did die of cancer at Walter Reed hospital. That didn't stop Biden from saying this. Inflation is a worldwide problem right now. Because of a war in Iraq and the impact on oil and which Russia is doing, I mean, excuse me, the war in Ukraine. And I think in Iraq, because that's what my son died. You were thinking of Iraq instead of Ukraine because that's where your son died with all due respect, mister president, your son died at Walter Reed medical center. And tragically he died of cancer. He didn't die fighting on the battlefield in Iraq.

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Only the Strong Survive

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:27 min | Last month

Only the Strong Survive

"Now, I've talked to you frequently about what happens if the Senate majority and the House majority become Republican and whether or not we can buttress America's defenses in time against Xi and other enemies, including Iran and many other internal enemies having to do with terrorism and things like that. But first we got to win. First we got to win. So I want to do politics, then go through every chapter and only the strong. We can't do the whole book, but I can give people a taste. How do you feel about the election on 11 8? We're going to win next week to you. I don't have any question in my mind. We're going to take back the house. I think we're going to take back the Senate as well. I think we may even win in some surprising races and the Democrats are currently right now trying to shore up even places like Washington state, where Chuck Schumer is spending millions of dollars at the last minute to prop up patty Murray at 30 year failed career politician. It gets Tiffany smiley. Herself a great American patriot who stood by her husband. Scotty smiley when he was wounded in Iraq and stood up for our troops and our veterans demanding better care for them. We've got great candidates like Tiffany all across the country. That's why we're going to win a majority. We can't turn everything around as long as Joe Biden is president, but we can begin to stop the decline of explaining only the strong we can do things like begin to rebuild our military, begin to restore America's energy dominance, attend to our wide open southern border. It will take a new president to fully reverse it, but we can stop start it next week with a big smashing victory.

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Tiffany Smiley: Reflecting on Her Husband's Trauma

The Dan Bongino Show

01:55 min | Last month

Tiffany Smiley: Reflecting on Her Husband's Trauma

"How that changed not only your own life trajectory but also your husband Yeah Yes at 23 years old I resigned from my nursing job in Washington state and I took a one way flight out to Walter Reed army medical center where I didn't know if I was going to meet my husband dead or alive And when I walked into his trauma care unit I had student loan debt I had a car payment I didn't have anyone standing outside the door saying let's take care of that student loan for you And here's the pathway and everything's going to be okay Scotty had tubes coming out of every orphan of his body He was in a coma One thing that was certain was that the suicide bomber that he was negotiating with in service to our country in Mosul Iraq had detonated his car and the shrapnel from that detonation obliterated both of Scotty's eyes so he would be forever blind Thank God I was a nurse and I wasn't intimidated by the medical system but it was really my first interaction with sort of that larger government bureaucratic system where you are just a number And I stood up I refused to sign the army paperwork They had never had someone tell them no But I believed in this wild crazy idea that my husband could make a miraculous recovery I knew I could help him do that And that he could still serve And took on the DoD Gotti went on and became the first line to active duty officer to ever serve our country And we served for over a decade with Scotty completely blind and once he was well I knew I had to go back and make it right for everyone else So I took on VA reform and people said don't waste your time Tiffany But I knew it was the right thing to do And we were able to work on meaningful reforms that directly helped injured veterans and their families So it was the best waste of time that I ever spent but truly in that fight just realized you know we have so much more to fight for and I'm a mom of three young boys and me and Scotty want to leave them in America that's worth giving their eyesight for

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What Drives Steve Bannon to Keep Fighting?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:54 min | Last month

What Drives Steve Bannon to Keep Fighting?

"Steve, what keeps, you know, what drives you to keep going. You've been attacked from every possible direction from the Mueller investigation to the Senate intelligence committee to the state of New York to the Department of Justice. And you just keep fighting and you're focused solely on election day as the Democrats Judgment Day. You know, people complain all the time. We Charlie things are so tough. And you never let that get to you. Talk about that, Steve. I find that super interesting and important for our audience to learn. Charlie, you know, and you've met my daughter, you know, volunteered and served in the navy as a naval officer to destroy her in the western Pacific and the Persian Gulf my daughter went to West Point, served in Iraq with a 101st airborne. What keeps me going is this country. And you know, I serve this country in a formal capacity at the early stages of my career in my early 20s and after I was fortunate enough to make some money. I've decided to serve my country ever since I really met Andrew breitbart right after the financial collapse. I met Andrew a couple of times. We were around the financial collapse of 2008. And the reason I did it, I made a movie then called generation zero. It was about Gen Z is about how generation zero is going to get wiped out. What keeps me motivated, quite frankly, is you pass the people at turning point. I see this generation coming up and we have an obligation to bequeath this generation, the same constitutional republic with the same basic economic opportunities that were bequeathed to us. I've had a blessed life. I had, you know, my dad didn't make a lot of money, but we had a family of 5 and my mom was a homemaker. It was kind of, I looked back at it, it was absolutely golden childhood. I had every break in the world, and it was just terrific. And we want to provide that and make sure that I'm part of that generation that hands that off. And so what does it that we work 7 days a week here at the war room? 18, 20 hours a day is simply that. We owe our previous generations to bequeath the you guys, the up and coming next generation, really the people under 40, the same country we had. And we're in a fight for that.

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Why Didn't Any Democratic Senators Challenge the Ukraine Aid?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:55 min | Last month

Why Didn't Any Democratic Senators Challenge the Ukraine Aid?

"You know, I grew up in the kind of early 2000s, my earlier memories were 9 11, the Iraq War, the Afghanistan war, and all the repeated foreign policy blunders of kind of the attempted Bush empire of invading sovereign countries and displacing leaders and then leaving them more soft than we found them and spending trillions of dollars and lots of American lives lost. As I got older, I got more and more vocal kind of against, what are we doing here? What is the purpose? And not being necessarily reflexively a dub. I think we should find terrorists and kill them if it makes sense, but nation building and far off distant lands is just so foolish and wrong and stupid and silly. You are always a leading voice on that and kind of Ron Paul in the 2008 1009 was a big voice on it. But kind of explain to me why is it that there is there was not a single Democrat senator that decided to challenge the vote, the idea of sending money to Ukraine. How is that possible? The Democrat party is firmly within the groups of the military industrial complex. You're right. There is no daylight or difference between the Democrat party and the Hillary Clinton George W. Bush neo lib neo con mindset and ambition. And this is this is something that is such a stark difference from what maybe not the entire Democrat party, but at least there were voices in the Democrat party traditionally who have been voices for peace who have been voices of reason saying, hey, we shouldn't be just, you know, writing blank checks out to the military industrial complex. We shouldn't be going and launching regime change wars around the world and trying to be the policemen of the world. That's changed. Like you said, both in the House and the Senate on that first big vote to send $40 billion to Ukraine that there wasn't a single Democrat that voted against it. Bernie

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Joy Behar: The Left Are Tone Deaf to American Issues

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:27 min | Last month

Joy Behar: The Left Are Tone Deaf to American Issues

"And here she is on TV yesterday on the view, showing how tone deaf, the left is when it comes to the very real struggle of Americans. What's depressing is that The New York Times released a poll today that says that 71% of voters agree that democracy is under threat. Yeah. But only 7% of voters rank a threat to democracy as a major issue, this election cycle. Yeah. I find that so depressing. I can't begin to tell you. If I don't like polls. Well, well, it is a debate. But this is what people are saying. I mean, I understand. The inflation has gotten people. If you can't put food on the table, it's very depressing. And if you can't put gas in your car and you know an inflation and rents and everything else is piling up because of various reasons, you know, one of them is the pandemic. Another one is maybe the war in Iraq. And Ukraine. Yeah. But to think that the other party is going to be able to solve those problems. Is really ludicrous because the Republican Party has happy to let corporations never pay another tax for the rest of their days. They will cut social security. They got they're going to cut lunches for children. They are not going to help you. So why would you vote for them? And yet I see that it's very close that people are not understanding what the stakes are.

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Why Aren't We Brokering Peace?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:35 min | 2 months ago

Why Aren't We Brokering Peace?

"Pathological obsession with trying to support the Ukrainian regime via zelensky is very similar to wear a mask. Get a vax, BLM, post your black square, and it seems to be reemerging recently. It went down. It was up and it went down. Now it's back up. I want to play some sound here. People are just so gullible, including Republicans. What a disappointment, some of these Republicans are. And it just saddens me. We're 35 days out from a midterm election. All Republicans had to do was take a moderate position, which is, I don't think it's a good idea for us to send money. No, no, no. How about this position? This is a great position. Why aren't we brokering peace? That could be a great talking point. In fact, I think that could turn into a political advantage for Republicans. All Republicans had to do on the campaign trails, why aren't we trying to broker peace? Why aren't we trying to use American strength to broker a ceasefire? Instead of let's go send more money to Ukraine. Where's that money going? Where are those arms going? Are we getting closer to the saccades? You can't tell me you can't define? How does that make America stronger? Does that is that going to make us into another foreign entangled conflict? Why is it that eastern Ukraine speaks Russian and wants to be part of Russia? Why are we trying to insert ourselves when they want to be part of Russia? Well, we know what's better for them, actually we don't. Every time we try to impose our values on these countries via Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, or Syria, it doesn't end well. Do I think western values are the best? Of course I think western values are the best. All people are created equal, but not all cultures are created equal. That's not the point. The point is if they don't want them, don't force feed them.

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Can We Trust Our Intelligence Agencies?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:57 min | 2 months ago

Can We Trust Our Intelligence Agencies?

"Get a lot of questions of you asking Charlie, how do you feel about the midterms? How do you believe we're trending? Things are getting better. They really are. I'm very worried about this Nord stream situation though. This Nordstrom situation could be a curve ball could be something that nobody anticipated in more ways than one. Tucker Carlson had some phenomenal coverage of this last evening. Let's start with cut 81 and walk ourselves through it. Play cut 81. But we should tell you that maybe not coincidentally today a brand new pipeline was unveiled. The pipeline that carries non Russian natural gas in roughly the same area as Nord streams one and two. This is called the Baltic pipe. It was inaugurated in Poland. It will carry natural gas from Norway through Denmark to Poland and other countries nearby. And it's likely to do very well since now, it has less competition. It's a very sad moment where I have to take pause and wonder if our government was behind this. It would be so unspeakably reckless and irresponsible. I am not saying our government is behind it. I'm asking a question. The same government that exaggerated to the extent of the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq invaded a sovereign country, lied about the origins of COVID, lied about the underlying problems of the 2008 financial crisis. Asking about all these things. Our government has not earned our trust. Latest report shows that our government is involved in over 23 proxy conflicts across the world, 23 proxy conflicts. Would our government actually make a very bold step to intervene in the sense of destroying an international pipeline?

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Get to Know Hung Cao, U.S. House Candidate for VA-10

Mark Levin

01:48 min | 2 months ago

Get to Know Hung Cao, U.S. House Candidate for VA-10

"You're running as the Republican in the tenth congressional district in Virginia which is right outside of Washington but it also stretches a bit Tell everybody a little bit about your background From Vietnam in 1975 and then we escaped there within days of the fall Saigon Came over here and my father couldn't find work over here So we had to move to Africa So I grew up I spent 7 years in Africa And while we're over there my parents we spent 7 years over there I was going to French schools and my parents realized at the age of 12 that this kid probably needs to learn English also So we moved back here My mom brought myself in my sport sisters back here while my dad remained over there for 15 years by himself working and seeing him every 6 months but I want to I grabbed on to that American Dream and I want to Thomas Jefferson high school for science and technology I was the first class to graduate from there I went to the United States naval academy I got my master's in physics from naval postgraduate school and I was a fellow at MIT and at Harvard But I paid everything back with services country I served 25 years in special operations I thought in Iraq Afghanistan Somalia I was in Pakistan during the earthquake relief I was in the Balkans I dove the ocean depth I recovered John F. Kennedy Jr. but then that's been required last October because just watching Kabul fall and seeing mothers hand babies to marines Just broke my heart I mean that's exactly what happened in Vietnam And so I decided to run for Congress Wow And how old are you I'm 51 sir 51 well you've led a full life at the age of 51 And a very patriotic

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Iran Strikes Kurdish Opposition Groups in Northern Iraq

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

Iran Strikes Kurdish Opposition Groups in Northern Iraq

"An Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting the basis of an Iranian Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq has killed at least 9 people and wounded over 30 Mccurdy regional government's health ministry says the strikes come as demonstrations continue to engulf the Islamic Republic after the death of Massa amity a 22 year old Iranian Kurdish woman who was detained by the morality police a member of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan says the new Iran attacks targeted a military camp homes offices and other areas around

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"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

04:51 min | 3 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"As we were preparing to deal with whatever we were dealing with, an a ten air force a ten, check on to station and effectively dealt with that counter attack. So after a long night of fighting and finding ourselves in a very difficult situation, we got some help from our air force brethren, which brought an end effectively to that battle. And we were there for the next couple of weeks, but yeah, that was the fight getting in there again. Nothing goes according to plan and that certainly didn't, but marines always make it happen. Talk about a culture shock at a number of ways. You know, you spend all this time in the desert where there's nothing except some people position with machine guns or mortars. And now you're in this urban combat. So how did your guys and you deal with that? I understand now we all understand now is that became the fight in Iraq. And Afghanistan was that urban fight. But for us, moving to an objective, that was the first time we had fought in that environment. As you mentioned, and so our response was, you know, when people are firing rockets at you, that's a bad thing, but the good thing is you know where they are. You can see because of the trail of the rocket. We knew where those were coming from. And so a lot of people have jokes, it's the largest drive by shooting in history. For about 7 hours, we drove very, very slowly on these very large roads in the city. Getting turned around and having to get back on track and a lot of things that happened there. But guns in the turret were engaging targets while the drivers were driving, trying to stay on track. And we were on our radio is trying to stay linked up. So it was the craziest thing. Now, that transitioned after that to actually on foot units going house and beginning to clear out a lot of those objectives. But as we were making our way to the palace, it was. It was a drive by shooting. We were engaging every target we could see without stopping our vehicles unless we absolutely had to. Unbelievable, the different aspects of this were that you had to deal with. And now you've just introduced another one, the house to house aspect, which of course became a big part of the next few years in Iraq. So what was the what was the strategy for that?

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"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

04:15 min | 3 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"You talk so much already and we're just in the first couple of days of this operation and all the things that you had to adjust to. And like you also said, most of you were experiencing combat for the first time. So as a leader, how do you, on the one hand, try to make sure you understand everything that's going on, and at the same time, you know, keep your guys calm and focused and confident. I don't know that I did a great job with that. Be quite honest with you. You're personally trying to figure everything out and then trying to help others. What we had and this is what moved us forward was a very clear mission statement. And very clearly defined chain of command. We knew what we were there to do. And we executed that. Honestly, I think this is why, particularly in a kinetic environment like that, where you're continuing to push forward and there's a lot of movement. Often the men and women who serve don't struggle until they come back because there's not a lot of time to process that or think about it. But I'll tell you one story. So this is from maybe the second or third day into the second, maybe the third day we were in Iraq. We had not slept at all. We had dealt with emotions all over the place. Again, trying to deal with, this is what we're here to do. The taking of life. This is, you know, something that we're engaging in for the first time trying to negotiate who is a combatant who's not a combatant. You know, all that goes into this, this moment of chaos, these couple of days of chaos, Shane shoulders is killed. We were called to the leadership of our battalion was called to our battalion commander's vehicle and we were going to receive kind of our next mission. There was a hand over that was going to happen.

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"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

05:14 min | 3 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"A radio operator ran up to him, handed him a little yellow piece of paper. We call it a yellow canary. And I had a message on it. And the message was the timeline has been moved up. You're moving now. So we went from a daytime invasion to the sun was setting. We'd be moving in the middle of the night. And in that moment, it was exciting. We had been waiting for this. You don't think through all the logistics involved in that. But we had planned to be able to see where we were going and to see the markings on the ground and to see the other vehicles that we were supposed to link up with. And everything became infinitely more difficult, but in that moment we did what we were supposed to do. We started to push the berm was breached. We had close air support. We had artillery support and began once we crossed the berm into Iraq to secure that objective. Again, it was very, very difficult. We had to move very slowly to link up with the people we were supposed to link up with to do the things that we were supposed to do. It was extremely confusing. The thought or the feeling of having those tracer rounds come back at you for the first time, that was a new experience. So it was a whole brand new, all of it was brand new. The plan was basically the same, but we were doing it in the dark. And none of us, in fact, in our battalion, we had two marines that had ever been in a combat engagement of a battalion of about 1200 marines. So this was brand new for all of us, super confusing, but we got to the other side of it. And had done what we went there to do. And as the sun was rising the next morning, we were in place. The first KIA of the war, lieutenant Shane Childers was killed there. He was one of our lieutenants. That happened that day. So a lot of things were going on, but man, what a crazy 12 hours or so as we got to that objective and did what we were supposed to do. How would you describe the Iraqi resistance? What kind of fighters were they and how did they try to impede your progress? Initially, and this was one of the strange things about going into Iraq, estimates were that several thousand marines would be lost during the invasion. That's what we had been told. And that's what we were planning for. When we breached the berm and we pushed into an area called the southern Ramallah oil fields. Oil fields, the gas oil separation plant. That was our first objective. We were trying to secure it without blowing it up so it could be used later. And when we got there, the resistance was not from uniform troops. In fact, there are a lot of pictures that can be found and I have some of them of our marines. Gathering a lot of soldiers, Iraqi soldiers that were surrendering to us. I mean, we were coming across the border and they were surrendering. And honestly, the number of soldiers that were surrendering created a bit of a logistics problem. Because we were also dealing with medevacs. There was resistance, but they weren't from uniform soldiers. And this was on day one. In fact, Shane was killed. By some guys who came up in a truck and opened fire on his platoon. So yeah, I was a very odd situation, but then as we continued to move, even right around that area, there were some dug in troops that we had to deal with as many either ran away or surrendered as they could.

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"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

05:27 min | 3 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"Welcome to veterans chronicles? I'm Greg corumba. Our guest in this edition is Jeremy stalnaker. He's a U.S. Marine Corps, veteran of the Iraq War, Jeremy, thank you very much for your time today. We appreciate it. No, I appreciate the offer to be here. It's great to talk. Where were you born and raised, Jeremy? I was born actually in upstate New York, my family moved around a little bit when I was young, but by the time I was 9 years old, we were living here in Southern California where I live now. And I was raised here, did everything I could to get away from here. I always joke that I tried everything, including joining the Marine Corps to get away from California and ended up right back here. So I literally live about 15 minutes from where I grew up right now, which is pretty funny, but yeah, so I'm a California guy. Even though I wasn't born here, I consider this definitely my home. Was there a history of military service in your family before you joined the marines? You know there wasn't my grandfather served in World War II. He was 17 when he enlisted, he was in the army. I know that. I know a little bit about his history, very little.

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"iraq" Discussed on People of the Pod

People of the Pod

05:48 min | 4 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on People of the Pod

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"iraq" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:03 min | 4 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"We have done on this region, but it has been over 500 episodes since we've done it so over ten years. But a lot has happened in ten years in that area. What did you find in terms of the security right now and the infrastructure for tourism? Okay. I'm thinking to put it in a rush word and say when I was going when I planned my trip to courtesan, I was quite void because I've been not I think everyone knows what I was worried and I don't need to explain it. But I was certain that I saw so many people that are traveling there. And I was like, okay, I'm going to do that and I should be okay. I did a lot of research. And to be honest, it was safe. And cortisol always being one of the safest parts, actually I think the safest part in Iraq even during the war. I was traveling as a solo premature over to a region, is not known in the world as the safest place in the world. Yeah, are we right? When I was telling people that I'm going along everyone was like, are you crazy? Maybe I was crazy. I don't know. But the truth is when I landed there. The first thing I was like, okay, I landed at midnight, and I was like, oh my God. The first thing I'm going to do, I contacted my hotel, just a taxi. And but the day after when I stepped out of my hotel and I walked along in the city, I was like, oh my God, here it's so normal. So I felt so safe. I haven't I would say if I walk during the dark in London, I would be more careful. The camera talk or other thing. You know what I'm saying? Absolutely, you get drawing people or whatever. But in every, I didn't feel anything. I felt so safe and so protected actually I noticed that people protecting me. And there are welcoming me and inviting me for G for coffee for food. When I wanted to pay the data led me to pay and I never felt unsafe. The whole my tooth, not just in her bill in all my traffic I would say. And also when I was starting to look as I noticed that even locals, they feel safe. Like they don't like their cars sometimes. I don't think this is the case in many big cities. But like, for example, if we went to a market, they call it money market because there you can exchange any currency, literally any currency there, and the money or actually on the street. And you see them without any security. And you walk, and you will have money around this street and you just exchange the money, but this won't happen in London. There is a bank with the security, you don't see the money, you know what I'm saying. That's why I think it was really safe. And I travel like I've traveled to north and also I drove into the south on share taxi and I never felt unsafe. Excellent. And the other question then is just in terms of logistics. When I travel any place these days, I don't bring money, I change money at the ATM, I expect that I'd have a connections to Internet so I could do things like translate or do directions and things like that. Are there things that I need to know before I go to Kurdistan? Because they're going to surprise me.

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"iraq" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

03:38 min | 4 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"New year and many countries, including Iraq, Iran, some part of Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and I think more countries they celebrate nurse more than 300 million people in the world they celebrate nurse and that's why it's really important. And it was I grew up in Iran and for me no reason what is important. Before moving to the UK, I didn't really celebrated this new year in January, because we don't celebrities. We have these different kinds. And all over the world, people haven't always celebrated January 1st. So when is holiday? Nauru's start or near no rules means new day, which is the new year. Start at the beginning of spring. Every day. Yeah. That would have been my guess if it wasn't January 1st because that's when new year's used to be for many European countries as well. Okay. You see you celebrated quite often by going in northern Iraq and Kurdistan by going out to nature because I guess because it's spring. It's the start of new life. Okay. I'm catching on. This celebration of no rules starts in the capital of no losing courtesan, which is accurate. It's another action city. People, like young, I think I guess young boys and girls, they go to the mountain, lead the torch and when it gets dark, they bring the torch down to the city. And this celebration is so nice. They go to three different mountains and people together and see them and they dance. Which is Kurdish dance usually. And that's why it's really nice to see them because she said a notice is an ancient celebration. And ancient faith of I don't know exactly which religion is known from or is not maybe meteoric religion and the light. The darkness is the evil. And that's why they lit the torch, which is fighting against the dark and that's why it's so nice to see that celebration. Got it. So the celebration starts still when it is dark. Early morning. That's exactly exactly the song that people gather in the morning when the sun, the sun says prepare the stars coming down the hill with the church. Okay. Excellent. And you were up in the north when it was new years then. Yes, I was there exactly accurate to see and actually I was in one of the locals rooftop to see the event. And echo, we're talking about 8 KRE is the how do I spot it? One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. You said it old. Okay. Yes. I think I said actions. You nailed it there. Okay. Excellent. Did you want to mention anything else about Accra as long as we're talking about that? You're celebrating the new year's there. Are you doing anything else while you were there? Not accurate in general, a performed no ruse is also as you mentioned is one of the oldest city in the world. It's worth to visit even if it's not the north celebration. But notice celebration is something very unique. It doesn't happen in any other places, even in the country like Iran that celebrate knows. It doesn't happen like that. That's why I think it's so unique that celebration and it's for it to be. And it's been like that for

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"iraq" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:59 min | 4 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"I'm heading out there and I'm ready to go look at real good in my passport oh no 15 amateur traveler episode 809 today the amateur traveler talks about a Citadel, a bizarre hospitality and a prison. As we go to the Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

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"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

05:53 min | 10 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"And so then when you reconnected, they were kind of moments of flashes of anger and that sort of thing, did you think that was still part of that original personality or were you starting to kind of see at that point that this is changing a lot? In those early days, I was still dealing with my own reintegration as well. And I was dealing with a lot of flashes of anger. And so many of the other soldiers that had come home with us from the Middle East were exhibiting symptoms of post traumatic stress of some kind. So trouble sleeping and angry outbursts and hyper aware of potential threats. So since that was kind of my normal for me and for other soldiers that I had come home with, I didn't see it initially as abnormal for Brian either. Okay, we'll take a short break. Come back and continue this conversation in just a moment on veterans chronicles. Our guest this week on veterans chronicles is Kayla Williams, she's a veteran of the Iraq War, 101st airborne division in the U.S. Army, her most recent book is plenty of time when we get home, love and recovery in the aftermath of war. And Kayla obviously much of this book deals with both of you dealing with the severe traumatic brain injury that Brian dealt with, but just before the break you were talking about how it was tough to pick up on some of the problems he was having as a result of your own. Transition and reintegrating back into American society..

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"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

05:27 min | 10 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"I guess this week on veterans chronicles is Kayla Williams, she is a veteran of the U.S. Army, an Iraq War veteran served in the 101st airborne division. She's the author of two different books. One is, love my rifle more than you, young and female in the U.S. Army. The other is plenty of time when we get home. Love and recovery in the aftermath of war. Kayla, thank you very much for your time today. Thanks for having me. Let's start with your decision to join the army. It wasn't your original plan. I do everything backwards. So I actually went to college got my undergraduate degree, worked for a couple of years, did all the things you're supposed to do in your early 20s, had a steady boyfriend, bought a car, even bought a house. And then I lost my job and was kind of flailing around trying to figure out what to do next. I wanted money for graduate school. I wanted to challenge myself. I got my undergraduate in English literature, reading books is what I do for fun. It's my favorite thing, so it kind of felt like I cheated. They gave me a college degree for doing my hobby. And I wanted to do something outside of my comfort zone. I felt like I was digging myself a rut, just doing what I was supposed to do and not choosing any of it, just kind of rolling along. And so the military was away for me to get money for college, genuinely challenge myself and also give back to the larger community. My mom was a single mom when I was a kid and we were on food stamps a few times. So we're paying that debt to society. It was really important to me. And learning any language was important to you as well. Yeah, when I started looking at potential jobs, I found that the army would pay me to learn a foreign language instead of me having to pay somebody else to teach me one. So I thought that was a really great opportunity. And I got you some expertise in the Middle East as well. Correct. Yeah, it was just computer generated number, random chance needs the army that I ended up in Arabic as opposed to Korean or Chinese, the other two big languages when I started my training. And it was while I was learning Arabic at the defense language institute that 9 11 happened. And it became immediately clear that my military career was going to be very different than it might have been otherwise. It was no longer a question of whether or not I would ever go to war just when and where. And when were you sent to Iraq? I was part of the initial invasion of Iraq in March of 2003 as part of the 101st airborne division air assault. And a couple months later, when you met your eventual husband, correct? Yes..

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"iraq" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"iraq" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"In my travels <Speech_Male> to those areas, <Speech_Male> every year, <Speech_Male> more and more you begin <Speech_Male> to see increasing <Speech_Male> disenfranchisement. <Speech_Male> You begin <Speech_Male> to say from <Speech_Male> the day of our liberation <Speech_Male> some tell <Speech_Male> me from the day <Speech_Male> of our liberation <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> until today we <Speech_Male> still haven't seen our <Speech_Male> government. All we've seen <Speech_Male> are new militias, <Speech_Male> new armed groups and <Speech_Male> more conflict. <Speech_Male> So that is <Speech_Male> to say that Iraq's <Speech_Male> history since 2003 <Speech_Male> has been <Speech_Male> cyclical. <Speech_Male> It hasn't been this linear <Speech_Male> progress towards <Speech_Male> a stronger <Speech_Male> state or more <Speech_Male> coherent state <Speech_Male> or a democratic <Speech_Male> state. But it's been cyclical <Speech_Male> where <Speech_Male> you have mission accomplished. <Speech_Male> And every U.S. <Speech_Male> president has famously <Speech_Male> declared <Speech_Male> some kind of mission <Speech_Male> accomplished in Iraq <Speech_Male> and then for <Speech_Male> that mission or that <Speech_Male> accomplishment to fall <Speech_Male> apart because the social <Speech_Male> routes have never been <Speech_Male> addressed. <Speech_Male> And again, we're here <Speech_Male> in 2021, <Speech_Male> talking <Speech_Male> about how <SpeakerChange> some of these <Speech_Male> roots are yet to be <Speech_Male> addressed. <Speech_Male> Just finally, <Speech_Male> let's attempt to <Speech_Male> cling on to <Speech_Male> that faint <Speech_Male> sliver of optimism <Speech_Male> that you were <Speech_Male> discussing there. But <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> between now <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> and <Speech_Male> the next Iraqi <Speech_Male> election whenever <Speech_Male> that might be, <Speech_Male> what <Speech_Male> is a reasonable <Speech_Male> best case scenario? <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> How good <Speech_Male> could it get? <Speech_Male> Oh, that's <Speech_Male> a difficult <Speech_Male> question to ask <Speech_Male> someone who <Speech_Male> is looking at very <Speech_Male> critical academic <Speech_Male> studies and the Iraqi <Speech_Male> state. But <Speech_Male> to me, the <Speech_Male> best case scenario <Speech_Male> is <Speech_Male> if these few <Speech_Male> protest <Speech_Male> parties and <Speech_Male> independence <Speech_Male> can withstand <Speech_Male> the <Speech_Male> immense pressure <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> can be protected <Speech_Male> could <Speech_Male> not be assassinated <Speech_Male> and can actually <Speech_Male> form an opposition. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Not to go into the <Speech_Male> parliament not to be <Speech_Male> part of the consensus <Speech_Male> government that <Speech_Male> every other group <Speech_Male> has done since <Speech_Male> 2003. But <Speech_Male> to say, we don't <Speech_Male> want a piece of the <Speech_Male> pie. What we're going to <Speech_Male> show up every day <Speech_Male> to parliament <Speech_Male> and act as <Speech_Male> a accountability <Speech_Male> mechanism against <Speech_Male> the <Speech_Male> elite. That <Speech_Male> hasn't happened yet. <Speech_Male> That's been attempted. <Speech_Male> They're incredibly <Speech_Male> vulnerable. <Speech_Male> But to me, <Speech_Male> the hope is really <Speech_Male> in the youth. <Speech_Male> And young <Speech_Male> Iraqis are <Speech_Male> fed up with the system <Speech_Male> and there have been proving <Speech_Male> willing to put <Speech_Male> their lives on the <Speech_Male> line to try <Speech_Male> and bring about change. <Speech_Male> So to me, <Speech_Male> that would be a <Speech_Male> kind of from now to the <Speech_Male> next election, <Speech_Male> whether you could <Speech_Male> have some kind of <Speech_Male> civil society <Speech_Male> activity outside of government, <Speech_Male> connected <Speech_Male> to these <Speech_Male> parliamentarians <Speech_Male> who can truly <Speech_Male> become an opposition, <Speech_Male> which <SpeakerChange> has been <Speech_Male> missing in Iraq since 2003. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Renard mansa, <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> thank you very much, as <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> always for joining us <Speech_Music_Male> on the foreign desk. <Music> <Music> <Speech_Music_Male> That's it <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> for this episode of <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> the foreign desk. 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"iraq" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"iraq" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"And make it stick that this is one country we do all live here and we do need to find a way to make this work. I think if there's one lesson that we've learned in the last few years, after these popular protest emerged calling for real reform to that political system, the one lesson that we've learned is the political system is incredibly resilient, and it can outlast protests. Not just outlaws protests, but it has stomped on protests. You've seen for the last few years, a systematic campaign of violence that has targeted activists that have targeted leaders who could mobilize. You no longer have protests in Iraq and public squares because the system has stopped that. It's targeted any individual who could potentially mobilize in the squares. You had the killing of many activists, the jailing of many activists across the south in Baghdad. So we've learned that the political system is resilient and is here to stay and protesters who emerged in 2019, calling for a change that system have been silenced. And usually our conversation is very pessimistic or negative and critical, but there is a kind of in my conversations with protesters and some of the society activists this week. If you look at the election result, there are some positive signs, for example, if some seats have gone to a party that came out of the protest movements. Also, there are a few not all but a few independents that are themselves surprised that they somehow one vote and are now in the parliament. The third highest personal vote went to a leader of the protest movements. So what you have is this loose coalition of protest minded reform minded truly independents who are now going to go into the parliament, but the question becomes what happens during that very nasty horse trading government formation process can these protests coalitions stay together? They will be attacked. There will be the big bosses coming after them, and they will be isolated to answer your question of, is there any signs of hope from the protest will have to see whether this loose coalition are very weak, but driven reform minded protest leaders now going into parliament, whether they'll be able to withstand very strong political forces. You spoke of that system being incredibly resilient if perhaps vexing so, is it possible to say the same though about Iraq as a country? It really isn't very long since a huge swath of it was conquered by an extremely or relatively lightly armed terrorist cult that you wouldn't have thought should pose any kind of threat to a serious country with a serious military, is Iraq still existentially vulnerable. I think that if you look at where ISIS is today, it was militarily defeated. It was territorially defeated. But the roots that led to the rise to the surprisingly rise of just a few thousand celery jihadi fighters, those roots have not been addressed. Those socioeconomic political challenges that you have in many Iraqi provinces and localities have not been addressed. So where the memory of ISIS, the traumatic history of what ISIS did in its very few years, is still very real, still very vivid in many Iraqis in those areas..

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"iraq" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:26 min | 1 year ago

"iraq" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Project director of the Iraq initiative at chatham House. Renard, let's start with the question of turnout. It was very low about 41%, so one of the challenges awaiting the new Iraqi government, whoever it turns out to be, will be to try and entrench some sense of legitimacy. How can they do that? Well, this has been the big story in Iraq for many years now. A growing portion of the population does not believe in the political system that was set up in 2003. If you look at the turnout in the first Iraqi election, the first one after regime change, it was almost 80%. It was very high, but each time with every election that passes that turnout has gone lower and lower. And that is because a growing Iraqi population doesn't feel that this government can provide the basic services. They're basic needs for their daily lives. They think that elections in themselves have just proven to be a reinforcement of the same cast of characters. Iraq has gone through so many different types of conflicts since 2003, yet there's been no accountability that has been no reform and the same leaders continue to govern without any accountability. The key figure as we have been discussing earlier in the program is, of course, Muqtada Al Sadr, and though he will not be the next prime minister of Iraq because he declined to stand as a candidate himself, he obviously is even more entrenched in the kingmaker role than he was after the last election. Do we know who he wants to govern Iraq? Who is his preferred prime minister? Well, first of all, I think we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves. He doesn't have a majority. He doesn't have enough to be able to form a government that he could actually run. Every time in Iraq, we've seen that the end result of government formation, notwithstanding elections is consensus government is negotiations back and forth. Now you're right that the subjects have increased their seats and some of their competitors and opponents have blossomed seats, which give them a bit more political power to end those negotiations. And as you say, the saddest in the last few years developed an interesting technique, which is to put up independence to put up these technocrats who are weak and not political and instead to focus on the senior civil servants of the Iraqi state to plant inside the Iraqi state powerful people who can vent tell the ministers what to do or tell the prime minister what to do. So power in that way in Iraq has gone down away from what we would think are the powerful people to the second layer. And that's where the suture is focused. And that is their game. And so this allows them to have scapegoats to move away from accountability when they fail and allows them to continue governing de facto. So it's hard to say right now, who the judges will choose, because at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter for the subject. Their key criteria is they want the government at the top level that is weak that is unable, but critically willing to do whatever they want when it comes to contracts, procurement, and the daily politics..

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"iraq" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"iraq" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"He didn't have anything to do with the violence that went on. And we're talking about death squads. We're talking about sectarian cleansing of neighborhoods. But he is in fact blamed for a lot of the sectarian violence that happened under his watch. What do we know about what kind of paramilitary capacity he has now? Is he still in charge of a serious armed force? Serious armed forces an interesting word. It is an armed force. The thing with Sutter's troops and Sutter's militia, which has had a variety of incarnations as he reinvents it. Is that sometimes they will be out in the streets sometimes they will be doing social organizational things like providing food and helping widows and orphans. So it is not a militia that now has a visible if you're an ordinary Iraqi citizen. Military presence, although it is part of the popular mobilization forces, which sprung up after 2014 to fight ISIS. But it's a group that always has those weapons and that armed capability waiting in the wings, as it were. He has created this image of being a somewhat both forbidding and elusive character. Is this something that works for him? Is this something that gives him political leverage? I guess what I'm asking is, are we looking at some sort of maybe Ayatollah Khomeini like personality cult? That's a really interesting thing. Sutter first of all is not only an Iraqi nationalist. He is someone who has an uneasy relationship with Iran. And he does not believe as Ronnie and religious leaders do that this should be a country run by religious leaders. So there's a difference there. But in terms of personality, certainly, he's seen as a charismatic figure. And I think the difficulty we have with that is that it's hard to explain and hard even to understand the times the appeal of religion, which is overlaid over politics. So his followers and their vast numbers of his followers would do anything for him. In the polling stations on Sunday, I met some of the satirists in Sutter city voting for him. And there was actually an election official who said if sayid mucked to that asked me to jump off the roof, I would jump off the roof. As you know, that doesn't come from when he sort of rational reckoning. It is a visceral loyalty to this family, which is revered. And revered not only for what they do now what they've done for generations revered because there is a belief that this will help them in the next life as well. Which I guess brings us to the big question concerning other Al Sadr, which is what does he want now, which is to ask what kind of country does he want Iraq to be and what kind of role does he want to play in that? Because I guess another possible difference between him and an Ayatollah Khomeini figure. If he has any Ardent desire to actually run the place himself, he's been quite quiet about that so far..

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"iraq" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

The Breakdown with NLW

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"iraq" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

"Welcome back to the breakdown with me. And i'll w it's a daily podcast on macro bitcoin and the big picture. Power shifts remaking. Our world breakdown is sponsored by ny dig and produced and distributed by coins. What's going on guys. It is sunday august fifteenth. And that means it's time for long reads sunday and listen. We've had so much. Discussion of us crypto in us politics and north american crypto. If not the us that. I thought that it would be an interesting departure to use this long. Read sunday to read some pieces about crypto and bitcoin in other parts of the world what it means why it matters and what the future holds. So i'm actually going to read to pieces both published on coin desk this week. One focused on nigeria and focused on iraq. I let's read. How crypto can help nigeria's economy by all my data sina although might is a nigeria based certified investment trader. Who as you will soon see has a lot of passion for what bitcoin can do for.

"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"iraq" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"But we didn't. We weren't doing that before my commitment to go back down south america so still down south america. We have about a minute left before we take our next break here. So when did you find out that ultimately you would be a sensitive theater but in iraq. So then i saw from from from that other deployment then. They sent me to training departments sniper and they all. They wanted me to teach marksmanship reconnaissance for two years. As soon as i got there. There was a sniper tripped afghanistan. And you know and they said hey. I said i want to go. And they're like well you just got here. There's other people that have been here for a while. I said oh really why just came off deployment. All my bags are packed. Train up to our. There's packed or they're ready to go and by the way i haven't been trained up to train other people yet and they're like yeah. That's that's that's right. You're on the trip so that trip was fg and san and it ended up getting canceled so here i am trying to get to the war and that gets cancelled and then fast forward. A few months later a similar type sniper trip which. I'm sure we'll talk about to iraq got there and i was able to get on that one. Us navy seal veteran. Scott taylor also a veteran of operation iraqi.

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"iraq" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

06:27 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Iraq and mortgage squares Dad can coming up this morning and this hour here on the D A show the dog. We are stunned to a news in 20 minutes and in 40 minutes, Kyrie Irving is back with the Brooklyn Nets, but no real answers about where he was over the last two weeks. We'll discuss whether Kyrie owes an explanation to the fans for where he was the last couple of weeks. Also later on in the show him excited if you are a mothership loyalist if you were a D a show Loyal member of the alien since the Aughts, Shall we say then you remember the Kansas City days in the fun we had there. And at 16 sports in Kansas City. We were the morning show and the mid morning show after us. The mid day show was anchored by Tim Grown hard. Tim Grunhard was a long time member of the offensive line of the Chiefs of the nineties, and Granny always had a larger than life personality. Grady was always very good to me and very good to our show. We were a bunch of young bucks now, or 20 is trying to figure out how to make people laugh and do a sports talk radio show in a big market and Some of it works. Some of it didn't But Granny always laughed along with us, and some of it was ridiculous. And Granny was always a great sport about all of it. So I'm very excited that he decided to join us. We reached out to him. And Granny was a member of that chief's team that played the Bills in the A F C title game in January. 1994 at that point in time, the bills Had been to the Super Bowl in 1990 finally broke through when, of course, lost to the Giants, The Scott Norwood game. And then in 91 got back and lost to Washington in a blowout loss. That was where Thurman Thomas forgot his helmet of the tunnel early. 1992 had lost to. Ah young, brash Cowboys team got thrashed in the 1993. It was the final gasp for those bills teams. We didn't know it at the time, but they got through the A C title game again and in 93. The way that it went down was that the bills again Had this incredible team filled with future Hall of Famer is that just would never say Die. And how about this? Their head coach Marv Levy is going to join us on Sunday morning football this weekend, which I'm super excited about Hall of Fame head coach Marv Levy on Sunday morning Football. Young Connor grain Drop the mic. Yet again. The booking has been incredible. Baikonur. So in that season. The bills were the machine of the A F C going to their fourth consecutive Super Bowl. The upstart was actually the chief. The chief had turned things around the late eighties under Marty Schottenheimer. They had really been bad or of leaving with their head coach by the way, it points in the eighties. They just really couldn't get anything. No traction. But Schottenheimer came in, and 89 immediately turned things around, and they started going to the playoffs every year, but they couldn't get over the hump. They could get to the wild card round the divisional around. They couldn't get over the hump it primarily because They had this rotating door of quarterbacks. So they sign Joe Montana. After Montana's career ends in San Francisco and the Niners hand the baton over to Steve Young. And they believe Joe Montana is the missing piece. They'd also signed Marcus Allen that these two guys, the old lions and went to gonna be their final piece, and Montana in 93 goes on. This incredible run has He's awesome moments. These great comebacks and then in the playoffs, the divisional round the chief of the underdog, and they gotta go to the House of paying the Astrodome, the divisional round against Buddy Ryan's Houston Oilers team. And Montana leads the come back on the road in Houston gets the victory and their trip to Buffalo is the prize of the A F C title game. And Unfortunately for Joe Montana, the chief's that's where it ended. But It was an unbelievable run and buffalo in Kansas City had that is very memorable. A F C championship game. So Tim Grunhard was the center that day for Joe Montana on a cold. Freezing rain kind of day in western New York, and now we've got chiefs and bills again coming up on Sunday, and Granny's gonna join us coming up here and our number four. So about two hours from now, and I'm super stoked about that. So, speaking of the Chiefs, we don't know what's gonna happen with Patrick Mahomes. Yet It sounds very up the mystic Out of Kansas City. I think most people in Casey believe he's going to play. Andy Reid sounds optimistic as well. Although he can't really say it. He did say that the toe is not a problem. Here is why, and this reports really interesting. The Patrick Mahomes may not have suffered a concussion but is in concussion protocol. Here's why When Mahomes got up from that hit And with staggered Was light on his feet. Had to be helped up in his knees kind of buckled. That was a sign. That Obviously he's out of it, and the NFL immediately deems you in concussion protocol If you show something physical like that, even if it's not a concussion. The Institute of this rule a couple of years ago and said, if you were visibly showing signs of something like that, you're automatically in concussion protocol. That's it. And so that clarifies what happened on Sunday. With being out because of concussion protocol, even if he didn't suffer concussion. He is a back at practice. But here's concussion protocol. There's five steps. Okay, so it's a very Have slow process. You've gotta clear all five steps. Now he can clear all five this week to get back on the field. He's got to be number one symptom free and passing baseline tests, okay?.

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