35 Burst results for "Iraq War"
Why the Left Needs January 6th
"So in a major event happens, like January 6th, it is, we should expect the other side to try to capitalize on that. Now, a lot of people are attacking Kamala Harris for comparing January 6th to the Attack on Pearl Harbor in 9 11, which of course is patently insane. They said it was a deadly attack on the capitol. The only deaths actually that occurred at the capitol was Ashley babbitt. The death of officer Brian cyclic was not at all, they said it was a fire extinguisher that had that was not true. But I want to take a different take here. We could mock Kamala Harris and talk about the death tolls and the differences. Okay, 3000 people died at 9 11, but I want to take a different tack because for her purposes for the purposes of the regime, this absolutely was a Pearl Harbor moment. Play cut 55. Certain dates echo throughout history. Dates that occupy, not only a place on our calendars. But a place in our collective memory. December 7th, 1941. September 11th, 2001. And January 6th, 2021. Those dates mean change. Kamala Harris is saying out loud that, hey, there's now a reference point. We have a mandate to change things. 9 11 gave us department a Homeland Security the Iraq War in 20 years in Afghanistan. Pearl Harbor gave us an invasion, not an invasion, but a two front war in Europe and in the Pacific and an atom bomb developed and Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Battle of Iwo Jima the storming of Normandy beach. And eventually the Marshall plan and a Cold War and for camela Harris and the regime's purposes she spot
Brian Kilmeade Knew Fox News Was Special 25 Years Ago
"And today I get to talk to the author of a book called the president and the freedom fighter, Abraham Lincoln Frederick Douglass and their battle to save America soul. And the author of the book is someone you may know, named Brian kilmeade, Brian, you look very familiar. Eric, thanks so much for your support over the years. Every time I have a book out, you always say come down to this cathedral. And this place is the nicest studio I've ever seen. Period. Thank you very much. Look, this, I think I told you this. And by the way, people, if you're just tuning in, this guy has been on Fox and Friends for how many years now? 25. Radio show for 13. Well, hold on a second. Did you just say 25? Yeah, I started doing it in junior high. I thought so. Yeah, it was crazy. Playing pop Warner football and they grabbed you. It took me 12 years to be to get to Fox. And then once I got there, I realized how great it was, even though no one had heard of it yet. So when it started, I started filling in as a sports guy, and then it evolved and things started going crazy from the war from the election mess to the war on terror to the Iraq War. First election mess. Failure to a 2000 Chad hanging chads. Yes. So you are the youngest living institution in the country. Seriously, that's amazing 25 years from the beginning. Yeah, I mean, I knew when I walked into that place who was going to be special, they were all about winning. They're all about substance. They're all about getting things done completion oriented. Every time they would be a negative story out, they would put their headline on the wall. I'm like, wow, they're not running for negative stories. They would laugh at being laughed at. These guys, this is like Bill Parcells. And the Giants before they were even 500. Until recently, I'm talking about the build ourselves just 25 years. Good
Leadership Lessons from a US Army General Maj Gen John Gronski (retd) - burst 11
"A gunnery. Sergeant michael burkhart was the who was the explosive ordinance disposal team leader went down to that site with two young marines and they were going to conduct a post blast analysis to determine a tactics techniques procedures insurgents. Were using so we could try to prevent these attacks from happening again in the future and when gunny burkhardt got down there with two young rains was chaotic. The soldiers were cisterna. Seen the ad that a chaos there were two reporters from the omaha world herald newspaper there there were embedded reporter so anyway going burkhard gets down. There sees the destroyed up. Armored humvee sees a crater near that up armored humvee bow four feet in diameter a couple of feet deep makes an assumption that that's for that roadside bomb that destroyed that humvee was placed jumps down into crater. Take a closer look as soon as he did that. He realized he made a mistake because he could see in the dirt in front of him to artillery shells. Red detonation cord running in the nose was a roadside bomb. That an insurgent have placed their so. He took his k bar knife. Cut the red debt. Detonation cord to neutralize that roadside bomb. He didn't see a third artillery shell into dirt behind him in that crater. An insurgent was off in the distance. Hit a button. On a that nation device that artillery shell exploded not going burkhardt about fifteen feet into the air lands on the dirt road unconscious pants soaked with blood. Our soldiers call a medevac helicopter. Ride away go up tomb start. Cut his pants off. Start tending to his boons after few minutes burkhart regains consciousness. The soldiers couldn't believe that and and he's laying there and he asked the soldiers if he has both of his legs because they had no no sensation from the waist down. They sure to me had both of his legs. They continue to work on 'em couple minutes later. He gets a tingling sensation in his legs. He tells the soldiers he wants to stand up. Soldiers couldn't believe that this guy had just gotten blown up and so we struggles to his feet. He standing there to soldiers around him. The medevac helicopter comes in lands on the ground behind them. The soldiers point to the stretcher On the ground in front of the misogony. We've got you know. Gotta put you on a stretcher and carry you to that helicopter. He looks at the soldiers and he says i'm not going to have you carry me that helicopter on a stretcher. I'm going to walk there under my own power. Because i don't want the insurgents of the pleasure of seeing me being carried that helicopter and easy. He says that he raises his hand into the air and gives the insurgents which i will call a one finger salute reporter reported from the omaha world heritage takes a picture of him standing there Groin protector. you know. In in front of his private area there. No pants on finger thrown up into the air soldiers around him. You'd say the helicopter the background. That picture became an iconic picture of the iraq war but what is deleted Point of the story. And the reason i tell this story and the reason. I think it's important. The leadership point of this story is member told you. He had two young marines with them that day. He knew he was going to have to recover from his wounds. He knew what all the roadside bomb attacks were getting that those two young marines were going to have to be out there probably later on that day routes realizing roadside bombs. The reason he wanted to walk to that helicopter instead of being carried there had nothing at all to do with what he thought and surgeons for thinking. He wanted to walk to that helicopter so we would not shatter the confidence of those too young marines. Pseudo leadership point is even after getting blown up ten minutes earlier. His main concern was not with his own wounds. His bank concern was with those two young marines. Who he was leading an isn't that what leadership is all about. And we talked about that looking out for the welfare of those you lead rather than your own welfare and that's exactly what gandhi burkhardt exemplified that day. And that's why. I like to tell that story that i read read that story. I had to read it again. Because i was laughing because i could just see i. I have friends who are marines right by the way. There's no such thing as an ex marine okay. the just doesn't exist. I've been told that countless times by my friend there's just no such thing they they may be quote unquote have retired at the end of their name. But they're still all. And and and i just thinking about them go. That's exactly what jimmy would. That's exactly what he would have done. That's what bob would have done. He would have done the same thing. I i can. Just see it. I just great story but it was truly the surprise in that lesson was not. I thought it was going to be resiliency. It is but the point is that he cared so much about making sure that those other two young marines were their that their mental emotional state was not shaken. Yeah and you know jay that think about this as leaders we face adversity almost every day in whatever organization were leading the some degree and and sometimes things get tough honest and the point is as a leader. You can't be thinking. I'm an figuratively. I'll use this. You know you can't be thinking. I'm cold i i'm hungry. You know i. I'm shivering right. No you you've got to show those you're leading that you know what i've got the resiliency to overcome this. And because i do you have the resiliency to overcome. They might be called. I might be hungry. I might be weak. But i'm going to take care of you before i take care of myself. And that's the essence of leadership. We underestimate the modeling of behavior. Don't we when it comes to leadership absolutely. Yeah and you know what the other thing i learned in my forty years of leading soldiers also leading teams in the business sector. Is the people you lead are always watching you practice. You know you could. You could put down in writing. What your leadership philosophy is or you could verbally give some guidance about behaviors. You're looking for but those you lead are going to be watching to see you. Know how do you adhere your own guidance. Behaviors that you're looking for you. Exemplify those behaviors and your followers are always watching and your actions speak so much larger than larger louder than your words. Do
"iraq war" Discussed on Untrained Wisdom
"For me to give back what i had learned lessons for. My grandpa blessing from my mother is that god doesn't give you these gifts for you. Give them for. Everybody and i have the responsibility to share the knowledge. I had the guitar iraq and interestingly enough commanding general iraq put out request list. They call it. Do we have medical officers. That international experienced trained emergency medicine able to establish infrastructure taught in medical school. will nobody else had filled. All things set me. I was expecting to be taken care of soldiers. Intense all day long and also ended up moving literally from the front of the battle to top of the feeding chain in terms of coordinating war. Resources medical resources. I still took care patients but just a tremendous responsibility. I thought it's interesting to me. That when my grandpa said house remember him you know he just pops in their craziest times. I remember him saying these are healing hands and make sure you just keep learning and my mom said we have to give. You can't just receive the all things. I learned growing up overcoming obstacles. Doing what you love to do. International experience and all those different areas that had been in all came into play at the forefront. Right there in the battlefield. I felt like. I was over my head but i was pretty much in my element. How do you think about being a soldier. And dr seuss think was two things that he was a soldier in one of. The doctor couldn't reconcile as a kid. While you'd be one then you won't be the other one and it never dawned on me. That couldn't be soldier doctor. Even medical school was recruited by the navy as a medical officer. I never did it but soon after i graduated. Begin to make some inquiries right after desert storm. There was a call to the nation's doctors. See if you're interested. Then inundate your mail with these brochures so during desert storm. I finally made an inquiry and the war went so fast by the time it got all paperwork done to join. It was over and i said well sco back doing i was doing and then of course iraq rolls around and i was a flight surgeon in the army as well. It was very interesting for me. Because i got to combine a lot of my loves. I got medicine military aviation. I give talks gave couple of my tribe of talk to young college kids and high school kids. I said i don't know how it works. Exactly where you get the idea in your head what you want to be but when you get it you better explore it because if you don't feel like you're cheating yourself arena ever get fulfilled when i went to medical school. I never had in my mind the first days of class or even the last days of class g. I want to go to rwanda when and if they have a conflict or i wanna go to honduras when they have a bad storm wipes out all the plantations of pineapples and bananas. And how they make living. I've just never imagined that it'd be doing all these different things. But i think in a sense because i made myself available the things kind of came to me. You talk in the book about military medicine and civilian medicine. Can you talk a little bit about the differences between the two well. The biggest difference especially in military combat medicine is everything's right now very fast very precise and everybody basically has very similar problem. And it's usually ballistic in nature. You got hit in your bleeding. There's a lot of injury that needs to be corrected really fast in some senses. It's almost easier in a way because there's a finite set of problems you have to look at so you get really good at managing those kinds of events now when when you come home and you are at the top your game. When i was in iraq. I turned fifty. Three fifty four fifty five years old iraq three birthdays one christmas two thanksgivings. I am on my game. I am at the pinnacle of my career. Just hyper vigilant. Hyper everything prepared to do anything. Very fast very efficient very physically fit come home in the civilian medical world. You don't have quite the compelling reason to be up on your toes all the time. It's not to say you don't but it's not as dramatic as combat. So i came home. I kind of have an adjustment. Because for a while i thought was kinda boring. I was working at the. Va at the time and somebody came had cut themselves and obviously stitches. Nurses will need get in here and get this. I said are they dying. Are they bleeding to death. Can i go have lunch first. Let's go on civilian. Medicine is a lot broader in a sense. So it's just as challenging just in a different way so when a patient walks in you have to consider a dozen things half a dozen things that could be going on. it's much more test and technology driven. Anybody will understand when they go to the doctor now. Let's get a blood test. let's get a cat scan. Let's get this. Let's get that you don't. Bill goes up and up and up and overseas experience. Like rwanda bosnia. When i was there for all the technology is broken. there were no cat scan. You couldn't test the blood. Everything doesn't work. Most time didn't have trinity. Now when you get the combat sure we have cat scanners. We have radiology have lab in our field hospitals. But when you're out on the wine in the field you'll have all that stuff. It's you in your brain and your bandages. that's it. Yeah and you have to improvise. Everything is well. If i run out of this what can i do. You find that as you kind of expand your mind to the possibilities of using a lot of different things. There are a lot of things that can be used. Do the same job back in the civilian world again. everything's pretty much regimented to a protocol. Well you know if you come in with a headache then we gotta get blood work. We had a c. t. and spinal tap sometimes if necessary folly technology and test intensive it's labor intensive just takes a lot of time to do medicine here so many of this book theft and it's hard to choose but i was wondering if you could read a passage that you find particularly meaningful got one. I'll read it's about a soldier i encountered. We took care of the soldier with a neck. Injury lay a combat hospital during my first iraq. He had manda fifty cal machine gun on point in a convoy proceeding west near the baghdad. Zoo as his vehicle approach an overpass. He glanced at the sides with concrete. Abutment to scan for threats. He caught a glint of sunlight that spanned across the road. It reminded him of how nylon fishing line would catch glint of the morning sun as it did. When his father took him fishing and minnesota as his humvee approached the overpass it became clear that the glint was a trip wire stretched across the road to trigger an i. E. d. in an act of last-second thinking soldier threw himself backwards on the humvee. The wire caught him at the top of the sternum. It's sky all skin from his neck starting from the clavicle upwards to the point of his chin it ripped his neck open. So he's trachea was exposed. Ground medevac delivered him to a field. Hospital were surgeons stop the bleeding and repaired his neck. The soldier told me his grandfather prayed for him. Back home in minnesota. He set how fortunate he was to have grandpa like that. And how prayer helped him survive. I agreed with him. That that was good to have a brain grandpa and grandma. I added that the training in his Quick response also helped save his life often think about that incident. Whenever i went to the chapel it brought to bear the notion of fate and faith my beliefs about control and circumstance to me it defined the precarious balance between the certainty and the uncertainty of war. You could prepare for all contingencies and feel like you were ready for anything and then in single.
"iraq war" Discussed on Untrained Wisdom
"From iraq and i had the stroke. A lot of that focus was on recuperating the body and the mind so tons of physical therapy. I was impatient for about a month and learned a lot of exercise. And at the time i had a lot of what they call trump tax you li- just stood up and move my feet too far apart. I fall over pat hard time with balance. I couldn't feel my right leg stumbled around lot house week on my right side so all that had to be recovered so what i do today as i continue that in the gym generally work out three to four days a week. I now give it a good hour. Two hours and i split it up between aerobics and weightlifting than balanced. And things like that recuperating the mind essentially what i do now is i do a lot of reading a just a ton of reading when i first started after. I had my stroke. My measured reading rate by psychometric measurements. Went all the way down to the third grade. So from dr level. The third grade and he's embarrassed morad goto librarian. I pick up a book and it was really difficult. I kept going down down down down down. Got the children's section and pick up a book. And i look at it. Kind take it and hide somewhere in a corner. But that's where i started and ever since then we've been rebuilding about two years into that recovery. One of my kids gave me a book. Was the hunger games. I have a rule at somebody gives me a book. I'll read it. I'll read it right away. I put it on the shelf for about three months anti said. I wonder if i could read this kind of intimidating. I mean demand. Here's a person's educated to the doctor degree. Having hard time reading hunger games. So i sat down and i could read. It was really fascinating. Because it's the first book in about two and a half years that i read that i could retain the story from day to day today. Used to be if i read a chapter and went chapter two. I couldn't remember what was in chapter. One so i had to go back star over but this book was different. My finished it. I was just amazed. I went to my brain therapist i said can read. I can read. He said what did you read. And i said well. My son gave me this book and we looked it up and it's grade level. Five point six. So i thought well okay. That's the starting point. And ever since then even this year. I've been improving my reading and i just read whenever i can. And the other part of it whole cognitive rehabilitation in continuing to grow an act aspect has been writing so reach. I write a little bit. I think about stuff and right and that's really important too so i continue to do that. And then on the spiritual aspect. I'll read spiritual material. I think a lot of my wife and i will tend worship services but i just find that the combination of body mind spirit in more of a holistic approach. So that's basically how i take care of myself tate's well i found out about you from a listener. Who attended a podcast listening. Course that i did. And i put that as a bonus episode on my show in february and one of the attendees of class relator and said hey. I think you need to contact john. Chriswell rate person his story and at the time i read the suggestion it made it sound like a stroke happened very recently. Allie stuff was my interpretation. And so i've just finished a book. Actually and i didn't realize that you're writing this book. After all this has happened. Which is amazing so i went back up kind of going early on in your life. With your undergrad degree in business and then eventually you get a graduate degree in business and nba and then you decided h thirty seven to go to medical school. Which is incredible. Because you've let thirty seven are thinking of like mid career move amid career management position. Ask the a complete career change but you always enjoyed science. You always enjoy medicine and anatomy and you talk about that in your boat from an early age. How you were really fascinated by the sciences. Let me go back to his five years old. We'll start here and build up. Yeah yeah we'll start at birth move forward so i'm native american. My grandfather was one of the first cadre of students to attend carlisle indian school in pennsylvania. And that's the first government indian school in the united states and their goal was to quote assimilate in students into the greater european slash white culture. So he attended there when he was eighteen years old and he was placed in the second grade. I think primarily because of language issues. Everybody that went there. All the students enrolled a five year program but the kicked him out after one year. After i wrote my book was doing some other research and pull his school records from the archives and it says on their reason for discharge and there's one word and says worthless so here's my grandfather who have been sent to the only the first educational institution in america specifically to teach young indian students how to get by in an american culture has a terrible experience. Obviously he knows he's not worthless. He goes back to the reservation in oneida wisconsin. United indian reservation of course raises his family. He's a lumberjack. He's a farmer. He does whatever he can. He has a melker out that he collects milk on a horsedrawn wagon and he delivered to the dairy will. He lived with us when he was older. And he put me on his knee and sing me songs in on either language and he prayed that he'd take out a medicine bag and he he take tobacco and he rubbed the back of my hands. And he'd say an indian. These are healing hands. These are good hands and he told me before he died. He said make sure you get an education yes clamp. While here's the man who had been labeled worthless telling me the value of university of american education so of course five six years old. We were poor. We had nothing we just had enough and while live that way and following on his steps. My mother said the same thing. Johnny you have got to get an education if you want to survive. She went as far as the sixth grade. So she yes mom. I'll do it now somewhere in there. I developed a love for medicine science. And you know bugs and leaves and all the natta me. I just enjoyed it. I should be a doctor now. Nobody in my family have graduate high school long. Go to college. Most of the kids my age on the indian reservation colleges out of question. The pattern was for young men in our tribe when it got eighteen. Joined the marines or the army and they out got their education. They did their service. They came back and most of them did not do the gi bill but they did whatever they learn in service so if they're cooked. They came out and became a cook their mechanic. They did mechanic work. That was her idea of getting a higher education. I said no. Mamma wanna be a doctor. She's i don't know what to tell you. Go to your franson highschool the ones who have fathers or moms and college people college trained people. She used to say and ask them my first year in college. You had to declare what your major was pre. Med pre med advisor. He said you'll never make it. I'm gonna send you the native american adviser. My native american visor looked at my classes. I had selected. He said we indians don't do the hard sciences and he just stopped me in my tracked. I said we don't know we go and education teach. We do social work. I said well. Okay i laughed. I still kept classes science at physics chemistry and mathematics first year. Course i did. terrible job. Came close to flunk out. Only tell later did i recover that dream and say no. I'm thirty something. What i really wanna do in life. I wanna become a doctor and house. Remember my grandfather saying you got healing hands. And i felt that i did so i took courses. I applied demand medical.
U.S. Recruits Commercial Airlines to Help Move Afghanistan Evacuees
"Commercial airlines called in to help with afghanistan evacuations. I'm nova safa with the marketplace minute. The pentagon is enlisting eighteen aircraft from united delta american and handful of other airlines there to transport refugees. The civilian planes won't fly into kabul though they'll go to staging areas and cutter germany and elsewhere. It's the first time the pentagon has enlisted airlines since the iraq war in two thousand. Three
Carl Levin, Michigan's Longest Serving US Senator, Dies at 87
"First elected to congress in nineteen seventy-eight michigan's longest serving senator chaired the powerful armed services committee. He was very active around civil rights local development and protecting american workers having interviewed senator levin and read his memoir. Getting to the heart of the matter. I have some reflections. I imagined that if senator levin had a role in a television show he'd be fictional president. Jed bartlett's closest ally in the west wing practical and patriotic levin's thirty six years in the upper chamber as a democrat had paradoxes a democrat who investigated spending and financial excess in government as well as wall street a staunch believer as chair of the senate armed services committee. That america has a strong role to play in the world but voted against the second iraq. War levin was consistent with himself. He was a man who spent decades of politics. But i sense. He felt good about his impact when he saw himself in the mirror. Getting the heart of the matter reminds me of the writings of ben franklin. The similarities with the founding father aren't just physical appearance surprising wit and clearly understandable style both levin and franklin shared the belief that the long game mattered that even if it wasn't politically popular in the moment moment to make things happen in a country with a lot of people with differing views. You shouldn't always take everything off the table for your opponent that making is how democracy actually works his memoir is a blueprint without saying it and how we might put the broken engine of american democracy back together again. Levin rhetorically lays the parts on the table. I won't get into all of them. But they include the broken filibuster where he called out his own party for creating it then in order for an electorate and your colleagues to trust you you need to have a consistent northstar and compass and he's right if you look at the popular senior senator from vermont. The reason that he gets photo shopped everywhere sitting on a chair isn't because of any particular political stance it's because whether they agree or not people connect with him because they believe that he is who he says he is.
"iraq war" Discussed on Team Never Quit
"Pretty cool. You know it's funny. Beer pressure makes you smoke cigarettes when you're like, 11:00 and peer pressure can also, you know, make it charge a machine-gun nest and on the bench It Off. Depends on who your peers are. If you're lucky enough to be surrounded by really outstanding young men and women it's really not hard to do the right thing. You know? And and so every my sergeant major was the first guy killed in Fallujah Steven Falkenburg and he was such an old man. And now I look at my age and I'm actually like his a bath. Yeah, it's crazy. That's right. Yeah, but but it just he just had that look and he's been to every armpit every but hole in the world, he deployed everywhere and then he knew everything. He was the wisest of us. He was the most tactically proficient. He was a command sergeant major, you know, I never showed me anything other than love. I never had a moment with him that I thought, man, this guy really cares about me. I would have thought. My first name was, what the fuk hey, you wage? Yeah, that's right. You but when he went down, and that was just like, you know, that your senior guy and that was off and then we lost our company Commander red. After that, we lost our Expo in our company, after that. Well, what year was that button? Does 2004 he lost the CEO and the sergeant-major, and the same payment. Same battle, it was Fallujah, it was like a day after. So we lost our son major on at the breach and then we lost our Exile in the, in the company. And then the commander died the next day and in-house fighting. And so it was like these young lieutenants were now, you know, graduating up taking over companies, you know, ncos rising up and doing their thing. But you look around and you just like, you know, there's you don't obviously you've been through this too many times, but you can't really, you know, you can't mourn on the battlefield cross. Want to know something. You want to focus it in a rage, you want to focus it into, you know, I'm going to kill every dude, who hurt these guys, and, but at the same time, you know, you gotta keep your discipline, nothing else. But those are moments where you, you want to, you know? It's so eat that voices in your head every five minutes. Whether it's a ten mile run or whatever it is. But the voice is like quit wage, you know, just stop everyone stopped and it's not a big deal Falkenburg would bend our dog tags. If we got out of a run, would take our dogs act and bend them. Hold them into one and be like, go get new ones. You lose her. You know, we don't drop out of runs in this unit. I thought about that you know like he would just ride us until we got the job done. But you know having the chance to to meet those gold star families and bring them to Washington DC with me. You know it was a really heavy burden for them to do. They did it for me and they rep Their husbands for a guy who's, who's, who's been through so much and seen so much and you're really tied into, unfortunately, to a lot of loss and, and grieving families for our listeners out there, how do you cope with that blood? I mean, that's gotta be not only do you have that jogger, not have a white hanging around your neck, but you're in it around, you can't get you probably don't have the opportunity to escape the the worst of it which is The.
Who Belongs in a War Zone?
"Belongs in a war zone. We were sitting in the lobby and It was such a scene. You know you'd see peter jennings and then you'd see christiane amanpour and really cool right. 'cause everybody's just like you know. I belong hair right. Tara sutton freelance. Journalists did not feel like she belonged in baghdad. When she got there in two thousand three at the start of the iraq war and then up popped marla like hi. I'm marla marla ruzicka in jeans and a long afghan style sheepskin best. She looked like a hippie. You know mean and she was skinny and her hair was kind of uncombed. And she's a bedraggled cute but bedraggled and just sort of like floating around like what are you doing here exactly the two women start talking and tara. The freelance journalist says she's they're writing an article about iraqi children in war and goes i was just in afghanistan. And there's a lot of traumatize people there. And i remember like we were laughing. A lot of traumatize people enough denison like not your thoughts were what a ding dong like. Who is this person. I mean the first impression of her was mystifying. Macos quil lawrence admit marla more than a year earlier in afghanistan when she'd inexplicably popped up at the beginning of that war. How did she even get here. I'm in most of us. Took a pretty arduous route. Either people came across land from pakistan or got on some of the early flights that flew into an abandoned airstrip north of the capital. How is she surviving here. Where all of us have trucked in a about little cash to try and get by. She's come here without a place to stay without a driver or a security detailer and she's already couch surfing at this point right. Yeah and she didn't act like the rest of us. She looked like the rest of us. She didn't fit and by the rest of us. He means the four kinds of people that usually show up at the beginning of conflict.
"iraq war" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"Important point that every single person that is covered by that nine eleven authorization is either dead captured or or gone. You know so the idea that it was used to justify so many wars subsequently and that's how it works libya syria etc center. And who knows how many troops in africa it was used to do so. It's important to repeal these For technical reasons. I guess but and symbolic reasons but i think more important is to repeal the mentality that treats war so cavalierly. That's a tough thing. I think you know. I frequently bring up the subject You know the old of policies whether it's foreign policy monetary policy spending deficit. all of. This is bipartisan. You know ultimately you get a consensus but in the meantime you get a lot of bickering you do still get. And you're getting more of it. Which i think is good. And that is doubt. There's more partisan chipping away at policy. So when when trump was doing something in syria dropping bombs and things democrats. Oh my goodness. How horrible horrible. When the democrats republicans do but i think he just grandstand just out there. You know to pretend there's a serious discussion going on. Because the troops stay they keep spending. They never take a nickel. Out of the militarism that keeps spending this money on and they just march on and on and just just think this whole thing of trying to remove something twenty years ago of giving authority under the conditions of nine eleven. And you can't even suggest it of course as you point out In this article She still not only suggesting is she. Trying to get something done. And and that's good but it's so much easier just to fol the constitution to begin with wyatt changing policy after you put it in is a lot tougher than just trying to avoid the mistakes that they may constantly. I wonder if representative makes would've come over to your office. If you're still there and have some of that free shrimp butch week good but i guess we move on. There's a piece by a friend. Ray mcgovern who is also a speaker at your lunches and we had him speak on the hill a couple of times former cia officer and he wrote a piece on antiwar dot com yesterday when he talked about the fluish nece of the biden policy toward china and russia. The idea is really somehow. We're still back in the seventies with nixon going over and trying to appeal to them away. So you notice this this is this is a real really amazing because he was able to speak from experience because he worked. I guess with nick senegal and went to these meetings and he's any agreed with them. That you it was a good idea to to to try to get the Because they were both seen as formidable enemies. And therefore you know if if the Chinese and the russians were at each other. Maybe they win. Try to retaliate for the mess. That caused some of this stuff that we we pester them about but he says it's completely different and he's arguing. That biden is is lost in thirty years ago. I guess there are a few people who might agree with that. This is this is not so much. A personal attack as much as a Understanding on foreign policies strategically at Biden has been left behind on this and of course being non interventionist we'd like to We'd like to not be in the conspiracy group that if we can only get the russians to bomb the chinese We won't have to do it. And that's the thing but I i think it's a very important point and Of course Ray mcgovern has been great on foreign policy. And he's one that you you know He's being like a real list that he will change his mind on some..
"iraq war" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"So i won't say who said it but we had a very high ranking military officer addressed the members of congress who were there and he told an amazing story he was in an elevator with with very high ranking bush administration officials and they in the pentagon. We're getting ready to do the war. They're getting ready to respond to afghanistan right after the afghanistan right after the attack on eleven and they had it all sorted out and so this this military Senior military officer told the bush administration official. Well we just about got it sewn up. we're just about ready to go into into war with with afghanistan. Get everything ready and the administration afghanistan. What are you talking about. We're going into iraq and that's what they were excited about. So that tells you the all you need to know is a process. Didn't matter that much which is needed or bush needing a war. You know he. He wrote some pretty pretty dangerous things. That could be a great president. You always have to have a war after. Yeah yeah but unit this article that we looked at. I want to make one point That was in here it. It had to do with a quote from biden. He says one One month after assuming the presidency biden ordered unilateral strike in syria and so that's real recent precious this year. You know he did that and Of course you can find some statements where he was going to end wars and that sort of thing But he explained his vote. I think he might have been asked a question. Maybe maybe there was an accident. Then a journalist was something they ask him. He said well i. The constitution gives me this authority. The constitution empowers the president to strike any group anywhere anytime as long as he claims. It's for national security. And i don't think the The writers of the constitution and the people who were trying to keep us for a long period of time. We quite buy into this but that but that is a conventional understand. I mean the president the commander in chief. He's not any commander in chief of the whole country forever. You know if there's a war he indeed is in charge of the troops. You can't have two people directing troops if you have somebody invading your country so that that's very clear and i think every time we try to write legislation restraining The president we always recognize the fact that there are certain authority when we're in hostilities. Not when we're trying to trying to justify hostilities with the article. We're talking about the washington examiner written by representative nancy mace who took old Mark sanford and she's a good article. Because i think the importance of it is that she makes clear that. It's a very bipartisan effort to repeal these wars and she's talking about the vote to repeal the iraq war but he also brings up the two thousand and one authorization for afghanistan making the very.
"iraq war" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"Our co host daniel. Good to see you morning to paul. How are you doing doing well except for the thunder. Lightning i walked one hundred yards and i saw lightning and thunder in it with all my experience of being outdoors. I understand lightning can be dangerous. I chickened out. Went back and got much much worse but right now we have a little bit and We're betting that we're gonna get through this program without a thunderclaps and struck by lightning. We're gonna talk fast. We're gonna be struck with brilliant. Come through today. We want to talk about something or at least start off with something that you and i have talked about law and worked on when we were working in a congressional office trying to stop wars and this sort of thing. What thing that we had to work on consider. Is this casualness in the carelessness of congress. Just rolling over for the administration. The founders really believe that if you put that put the control of warmongering in into the hands of the congress it'd be less wars or closer to the people and You couldn't go to war unless there was a declaration of war by the congress but that is so So remote as it was explained to me once in the committee ron. You're just working up a tree. The this whole whole thing. That you worry about declaration w- we we don't. We don't consider that anymore. That's an anachronism in the constitution. So that was a big lesson for me. Then but congress last week passed One of the repeals the house repeal some of this authorization to use military force and has to go through the senate and quite frankly it's sort of like the the war powers authority would pass the house and even passed over nixon's veto. So it takes time so we don't i at least. I don't expect a magic to happen. There's movement there's talk. I think the american people would vote for it overwhelmingly that we have a constitution and that should be decided but at least there was one vote. And that's some evidence but you know it's It's something that That you might say well if we could only write him and we debated and tried to make sure the The the authority was as a narrow as possible but the whole thing is what what if we had had had it. Really really tight. We really don't need it. Yeah the tightness should be in the constitution and if they don't follow the constitution. Why should we be foolish enough to think they're going to fall as the thorny and there's a clear evidence the president's flawed all presidents have flaunted it republicans and democrats say. Oh they might criticize the other side winter doing but no they they do it..
Iran's president-elect says 'no' to meeting Joe Biden
"Iran's president elect says no to meeting president Joe Biden president elect Abraham racy has told reporters in Iran he's not willing to meet Byton meanwhile calling himself the defender of human rights after being almost directly about his involvement in the nineteen eighty eight mass executions of some five thousand people pricey was part of a so called death panel the sentenced political prisoners to death at the end of the nineteen eighties Iran Iraq war I'm Charles Denney this month
Schumer, White House Back Repeal of Iraq War Authorization
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting the White House and Senate Majority Leader Schumer support a repeal of the Iraq war authorization momentum is growing in Washington to terminate the two thousand two authorization of military force against Iraq a move that supporters say is necessary to constrain presidential war powers the White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are endorsing the repeal legislation with Schumer saying he intends to bring it to the Senate floor this year the house is expected to pass repeal legislation Thursday the White House stressed in a statement earlier this week no ongoing military activities are reliant upon the two thousand two authorization some members of Congress also say the two thousand one resolution to fight terrorism passed after the nine eleven attacks should also be re examined Mike Crossey up Washington
Six Days in Fallujah remerges 11 years after Konami ditched it
"Commies cancelled iraq war game six days in fallujah has been revived the action game which was due to depict the real life by iraq battle via a mix of game playing interview footage from marines. Who were there was canceled in two thousand nine due to criticism from the press. British military veterans in antiwar groups. Now victoria. i'm saying that right round. Victor publisher foreign by the ceo of the original developer. Atomic games has announced that the game is back in development. At high watt highwire games. The studio founded by bungee veterans. Jamie greece. mayor. Jared noftle in martin donal. It will release this year for calls and according to the announcement six days flu remains a first person. A military shooter based on true stories from the second battle or flew in two thousand and four victoria claims it. It's been working in partnership with front-line marines and soldiers who fought in the battle of felicia and says its intention with six days is to quote bring players closer to the uncertainty and tactics of modern combat and quote than other video games have explored over one hundred marines soldiers and iraqi civilians who were present during the second battle of lucia have shared their personal stories photographs in video recordings with the development team. It claims the game presents these stories through the original documentary interview footage quote. It's hard understand. What combat is actually like through fake people. Doing fake things and fake places said victor Ceo peter bay in a prepared statement quote. This generation showed sacrifice and courage in iraq As remarkable as any in history and now they're offering the rest of us a new way to understand one of the most important events of our century. It's time to be. It's time to challenge outdated stereotypes about what video games can and quote james cowgill. Six days original producer told variety twenty eighteen. That the game was i canceled. Because it's real world content and media coverage scared konami higher ups quote basically wants. Japan realized they had a controversial game on their hands. Everything just went quiet from konami. The support just dropped said because be cancelled. The contract the games rights then reverted back to its developer. In two thousand and nine tim collins a former colonel famed for an eve of battle speech in two thousand and three claimed it was much too soon to make a video game about war. That was still going on quote. It's particularly insensitive. Given what happened in florida. And i will certainly oppose the release of this game. He said again. That was in two thousand. Nine victoria said on thursday that it was aiming to make six as volusia quote the most authentic military shooter to date and to tell its military and civilians stories with the integrity. They
Guard troops head home after helping secure Biden inaugural
"With the inauguration over thousands of National Guard troops are leaving Washington DC and one senator is outraged by their treatment some twenty six thousand National Guard troops were deployed to the nation's capital for inauguration security tighter after the right at the U. S. capitol two weeks before the inauguration was mostly peaceful analysis district of Columbia mayor Muriel Bowser most of those are out of state guard and those guard are going back to their state Washington DC media are reporting hundreds of guard troops were abruptly forced out of the areas of the capital they've been using for rest breaks crammed into a commercial parking garage when senator Tammy Duckworth saw a picture of that the Iraq war veteran so she got on the phone to make sure that they were allowed back into the capitol complex because of travel logistics it could take days to get all the guard members back home Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden taps Lloyd Austin as defense secretary
"President-elect tapped retired general. Lloyd austin to be the next defense secretary as vp biden. Worked with him on the iraq war pure scott detro- reports. Austin is technically ineligible for the cabinet job because he only recently left. Active duty but biden is asking congress to make an exception. Austin is a retired four-star general who once led us central command. None of that is controversial. What is the fact. That austin has only been retired from active duty for four years. A law underscoring civilian control of the military requires defense secretaries to have been out of the armed services for at least seven years in two thousand seventeen. congress passed a waiver allowing james mattis to serve. Despite not meeting that qualification back then. Many democrats expressed skepticism about the idea. Jack reed the top democrat on armed services. Committee said at the time he would never vote for a waiver win. But now that biden has picked. Austin reed has shifted. His tone saying austin is quote very qualified and should be given a chance to explain himself in
Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence
"Well we're going to get to our first look now at the president-elect's newest cabinet members later today. The team which includes obama administration alums will assemble in delaware for an official announcement this afternoon. Anthony blinken will serve as secretary of state he previously served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser. Alejandra york us will be the first latino and the first immigrant to become homeland security secretary. He served as deputy homeland secretary and director of citizenship and immigration services. April heinous will become the first woman to hold the role of director of national intelligence. She previously as a national security lawyer. And deputy cia director. Jake sullivan will become national security adviser. He was five national security adviser and was a top aide to hillary clinton. While she was secretary of state linda. Thomas greenfield will be named. Us basseterre to the u. n. And former secretary of state john kerry will be the climate on roy and former federal federal reserve chair. Janet yellen will be the first woman ever become treasury secretary. If she is confirmed by the senate would an impressive list let's bring in former. Nato supreme allied commander retired four-star navy. Admiral james redis. He is chief. International security diplomacy and less for nbc news and msnbc and former treasury official on morning joe economic analyst. Steve rattner joins us as well. Good to have you both admiral. Let's begin with some of president-elect biden's foreign policy selections the wall street journal opinion page said. They were internationalists but also said on the other. Hand talking about blinken and Jake sullivan they were also more hawkish. On some obama era debates. Mr sullivan supported antitank mrs for ukraine which president obama posed. Mr blinken favored the iraq war in two thousand and two intervention in libya. Mr blanket was known for repeating the mantra superpowers. Don't bluff regarding mr obama's red line fiasco about the use of chemical weapons and syria. I would take that like me. You you agree. Superpowers don't bluff. You don't draw red line and then step back from it. And apparently that's what our new secretary of state Believes as well. Well let's start with the team itself kind of step back for a minute show and this is the most experience group coming in That i can remember certain going back to bush lawn and before that maybe to the kennedy administration if you listen to the titles that make it. Just read off deputy to this deputy to that do this. These are now people who are stepping up to cabinet level. They are experienced. They are well prepared boy. How refreshing is that number two and maybe more importantly joe. This is a very collegial team. This he'll give you a sports analogy. This one's for mike barnicle. This is like the one thousand nine hundred eighties celtics basketball team. They don't really care who. The high score is more interested in getting assists that running up the score out there on the field trying to make each other look good. It's that kind of group. And i worked with all of them when i was supreme allied commander in. They were in all their jobs. And then finally. You're absolutely right. This is an internationalist group. A little bit of hawkish edge to it. But i think that's okay one. It's tempered as you see from this group by that that instinctive desire to reach out into the international world. They'll look for allies. They'll look for coalitions. They'll look to work with international organizations. I think this is a a fine selection and will serve the nation. Well
The Last 4 Years Have Tarnished U.S. Image In Europe. Will Biden Be Able To Improve It?
"He will work to rebuild relationships with European leaders. But as NPR's Eleanor Beardslee reports, the last four years may have permanently tarnished America's image in Europe. Welcome to the third edition off the Paris Peace Forum you have. The Paris Peace forum opened this week more than 150 nations and organizations looking for ways to solve the world's problems through multilateralism and international cooperation. Director and founders used on Vase says even though it's virtual this year, the U. S still sent no official representative. So in 2018. When the forum was founded, Donald Trump was actually in Paris because he was there for the 100th anniversary off World War one, and even though he was present in Paris, he didn't show up at the forum, even though leaders like Merkel, putting twiddle and many others where actually present Aside from a few liberal populist governments on Europe's eastern flank, most of Europe is breathing a sigh of relief over the change in administration and nowhere more so than in Germany. So I used to be a fan of Merkel. I used to think she was terrific. A big leader, great leader. I think what she did to Germany is a disgrace. President Trump loved toe lash out at Germany and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, Even on the campaign trail suited David will of the German Marshall Fund says German opinions of the U. S have never been lower. Just a quarter percent of Germans have a positive view of the United States at the moment. There have been other low point, says David Wilt, like during the Iraq war, But America's image quickly rebounded with the election of Barack Obama. This time, David Wilkes says America's image may not recover so fast. Germans have become very savvy to US politics and also realized that although President Trump lost, he did better than expected and Trumpism is here to stay for the near future. Trump's tariffs on European food and wine and his threats to withdraw from NATO have made many in Europe feel they can't count on the U. S as before excitedly. And then Dylan's off. I'm not in 2017 Miracle proclaimed that Europe must depend on itself. Sylvie Kauffmann, deputy editor of French newspaper, Le moaned, says Biden will make the transatlantic relationship positive and amicable again. And she says Europeans were impressed by the U. S election when we so that the turnout was so high That people were going to vote in droves or had made their votes. The fact that the turnout was so high I gave the impression that you know democracy was working. But Kaufman says political events since the election do not bode well for America's image, the fact that President Trump is refusing to concede Calling for demonstrations that the Republican leadership is not backing down either. Four years of populism and isolationism in America have had an impact in Europe. 29 year old Parisian Martin Cangelosi says after Trump he doesn't see America the way he used to. When I was a kid, I used to think America was a great players like a dream. You know the American dream that something in Europe We think about you know with, for example. Now, I don't even think America is still a great country. I feel really sorry about that a regret shared by many Europeans who worry that the United States and Europe have grown permanently further apart. Eleanor Beardsley. NPR NEWS PARIS
"iraq war" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"Hello everyone, and thank you for tuning into the weekly report Iraq war Diaries at ten years truth is treason off. The purpose of Journalism is to uncover truth, especially uncomfortable truth and to publish it for the benefit of society in a free Society. We must be informed of the criminal acts carried out by governments in the name of the people throughout history journalists have uncovered the many ways governments lie cheat and steal at Great Lengths. They will go to keep the people from finding out great journalist, like Seymour Hersh who reported to us the tragedy of the meal I Massacre and the horrors that took place at Abu ghraib prison in Iraq are Central ten years ago last week Julian assange's Wikileaks organization published an expose of birth. U.s. Government wrongdoing on par with the above her bombshell stories publication of the Iraq War Diaries showed us all the brutality of the US attacks on Iraq. It told us the truth about the US invasion and the occupation of that country, but this was no war of defense against a nation threatening us with weapons of mass destruction. This was no liberation of the country. We were not bringing democracy to Iraq know the release of nearly 400,000 classified US army field reports showed us in dirty detail that the u.s. Attack was a war of aggression based on lies where hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed and injured. We learned that the US military classified anyone they killed in Iraq as enemy combatants. We learned that more than seven hundred Iraqi civilians were killed for driving too close to one of the hundreds of US military checkpoints including pregnancy. Mothers to be rushing to the hospital we learned that the US military personnel routinely handed detainees over to Iraq Security Forces where they would be tortured and often killed Ten Years After assange's Brave Act of Journalism changed the world and exposed one of the crimes of the century. He sits alone in solitary confinement in a UK prison. He sits literally fighting for his life if he is extradited to the US he faces a hundred seventy-five years in a supermax prison for committing Espionage against a country of which he is not exceed decision on the Iraq War. We have punished the truth-tellers and rewarded the criminals people who knowingly lied us into the war like Dick Cheney George W bush the Beltway neocon experts and most of the media face neither punishment nor professional shaming for their birth. In fact, they got off scot-free and many even prospered Julian Assange explained that he published the Iraq War Diaries because he hoped back to correct some of the attacks on truth that occurred before the war and that continued on since that war officially ended. We used to praise Brave journalists not afraid to take on the bad guys. Now we torture and imprison them. President Trump has made a point of singling out the US attack on Iraq as one of the stupid Wars that he was committed to ending and we would not know half of just how stupid and evil it was were it not for the brave actions of Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning journalism should not be a crime and President Trump should pardon Assange immediately. Thanks for listening..
Why a private section of the border wall is allegedly failing
"By Iraq war veteran Bryan Cole Fatchett, triple amputee. They wanted to raise a billion dollars to quote build Trump's wall. The targeted mission Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest illegal border crossing areas in the country, all on the border. We're here building. You gotta help out. They had started producing the video's promoting this project and they were on the property. They started clearing the property before anyone really knew what was going on The company Clearing the riverbank to build the private wall was Fisher Sand and Gravel. Tommy Fisher, the company's CEO, had been trying and failing to land a lucrative border wall contract from the government. Since 2017. When the Trump administration began soliciting Wall design concepts. Fisher was one of the companies to put up a prototype. Officials of the Department of Homeland Security said it had design flaws. A second bid was also rejected. Frustrated Tommy Fisher took another approach. We really believe with our patent pending system, we could bring sexy. Back to construction. He became a fixture on Fox News, the president's favorite network at the time, people time sounding less like a contractor and more like a contestant on a reality show pandering to an audience of one, You know, hopefully the president will see this as well. And he's a guy who says he can cut through bureaucracy two weeks after that appearance on Fox In April of 2019. I don't know if you heard about this contractor that said he could build the whole wall for a lot cheaper than anybody else. Yes, I have. We're dealing with him. Actually, Fisher Comes from North Dakota. Recommended strongly by a great new senator. As you know, Kevin Cramer, by May of 2019 Tommy Fisher had the president's attention but still couldn't land a contract to build the government's wall. The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees border wall construction, pointed to the company's lack of experience building border walls to prove they could fissure teamed up with we build the wall. First in New Mexico and later here on the banks of the Rio Grande admission. On the banks of any rivers difficult. But building on the raging Rio Grande is especially challenging, made more complicated because the U. S Mexico border but straight down the middle of it. So any plans to build on it must be approved by the International boundary and Water Commission for I, B. W C. Sand and gravel didn't get that approval before they started. Bulldozes. What steps did they skip? All of them. What should they have done? They should have gone to the I B W c to the A and presented their plan an actual plan. What about this idea that you know this is private money being used on private land and a landowner could do whatever he wants. They absolutely can do whatever they want on their property. As long as it doesn't affect other people's property. And you think the wall infringes on other clearly does. The way the bollards were built is gonna cause clogging of that wall, So those followed the trash or debris could get stuck in there and then the waters. It's a giant break, just like a rake in your yard. It's going to catch all that debris and redirect that water. Penna filed a lawsuit on behalf of a neighboring wildlife refuge called the National Butterfly Center, which feared the wall would cause flooding to its property. U. S government also suit on behalf of the I. B. W C. Good walls make good neighbours. But this wall did not. We've got rogue priest running around anti Trump anti Won't we build the walls? Bryan Cole fragile, launched attacks against anyone who opposed their wall. Falsely saying the national Butterfly Centre was the site of a rampant sex trade and that the Army Corps of Engineers was part of the deep state even took game and Father Royce Nights a local priest to oppose the Trump wall. Accusing him of promoting child trafficking. Also not true. We build the wall people came after you personally and that's something I didn't even know who they were. They're coming after the local priest. Yeah, I guess you're not from around here comes from around here. We can. Even Mom and Dad can disagree about things without being mean and nasty. Last December, Brian Colfax bragged in an interview that we build the wall had a direct line to the White House. We have Crispo back and Steve Bannon A lot of people that are tied in with the Trump administration, so we're able to back channel things to the Trump Administration and let them know what we're doing, But what they were doing was falling apart. A recent engineering inspection after summer storms revealed deep gashes under the foundation of the wall. That's Mariana Trevino, right, who runs the Butterfly center line underneath it. This was a normal seasonal rainfall and what happened to the wall the foundation washed out from under enormous sections of it, His attorney said after this, that this is just a normal part of new construction if you walked out of your new house And had a 30 FT hole under your home foundation. Would you consider that normal? There's the end of the hall right
Florida: The swingiest swing state in the U.S. election
"I want to talk a bit about how we got here and why at least since the the famous near Tie of two thousand does just seem to be Florida or at least partially about Florida. Michael ask, you first win and why did floor to become the key battleground? Republican hasn't won the White House without Florida forever. So that's part of the reason that it's become. So you know everybody desperately wants it and it just seems to be the self-balancing State where it's about twenty percent immigrants. But you know the last the last fifty, million votes that have been cast for presidential candidates in. Florida. Republicans. Democrats, are separated by about twenty thousand and we've had just about every election. Every statewide election seems to come down to one percent and just seems like every time another white person. Republican moves down here from the Midwest another democratic leaning Immigrants May move into central Florida from the Global South and so it's a really seems to be self-balancing. Beyond those demographics that Monolithic is it a case of elderly white pensioners voting for Republicans, and more recent arrivals from elsewhere trading Democrat or is there some kind of overlap between spillage among those groups? As you can probably imagine it's a little bit more complex in that I think that there's didn't kind of increasing awareness for both Democrats and Republicans that some of the key demographics here you know the American immigrants but you know you have the first generation, the second generation you have the newer arrivals you have the. You have the Cubans you have the Puerto Ricans have the Haitians. There's such a mix of people and cultures and experiences, and when you add to that kind of the New Yorkers that are coming to Florida to retire, and you have all these different politics and ideologies of mixed together I think you really get. Such a representation of both the Conservatives and the liberals in both the US. But also in Latin America and I think that when you look at South Florida, you see a lot of those kind of play. You see you know from Columbia, you see the Conservatives from Columbia and you see the progressives from Columbia. So you have such a makes of. Of just these ideologies that really comes to shine like Michael said in the way that people vote. Michael is the a geographic split within Florida as well because it's the general tendency in the United States and elsewhere that cities tend to be more liberal more vaguely left-wing rural parts of a given state or given country tend to be more conservative. Is that clear cut in that respect in Florida? Well, again I think. Could certainly right that it's always a little more complicated but that's generally true I think you know you saw in two thousand sixteen that Hillary Clinton did even better than expected in a lot of the urban areas She Barack Obama won Florida and Hillary Clinton. Did even better in some of the particularly in south Florida in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and some of the more urbanized area. But Donald Trump there was an absolute revolution of essentially white people in the exurbs coming out and voting for trump in the rural and sort of farther away from the cities you don't want to over stereotype. But it certainly true that the Republican coalition has you know the heart of it is older white people who are very reliable voters and the Democratic Coalition relies on younger urban lots of immigrants, lots of minorities who in the past have not been turned out has not been as High Bianca. Those factors taken into consideration that I guess the Republican Party's and democratic parties in Florida will have an amount obviously in common with the National Party and parties elsewhere is there still a distinctive political culture within Florida like basically what I'm asking are Florida Republicans different from other Republicans, into Florida Democrats different from other States Democrats. I think when it gets down to it when you're thinking of. Our Florida Latinos for example, are they always kind of leaning Democrat or you know Florida South Florida Latinos are they always leaning Republican as people kind of think a lot of the time because of the cuban-american population I think that a lot of that is is changing. So at whether whether or not, you're going to see more cuban-americans still voting. Republican. In the way that they usually do a lot of that is kind of breaking and and being undone because of the younger generation, you know really having more of an experience in the. US and seeing the way that their families grew up in thinking about healthcare and climate change as more of priorities to them. So you know I would say that the main difference if there was one is here you can see a lot of distinctive kind of you see mixed political ideologies in families. So I've met even candidates who are you know Democrats were running now for public office in Florida and their families are different completely different ideology from them. So I think that that's what's interesting right and what makes Florida you know such. Unique and fascinating state is that it's changing all the time and it's changing not just because of the of the new kind of waves of immigrants that are coming in but also the new generations that are really having a different kind of awareness than the one their parents did. We'll talk more in the second half of the program about how Florida may have changed in the last four years and what it might be like in this election. But Michael just before we do that I don't like to tempt fate too much by talking about what happened in two thousand when basically an entire parallel history of the twentieth century got chalked off by a margin of a few hundred votes in Florida but. Still. Talk about that election much in Florida and Walton immense sliding doors moment that was not just for the United States. But as it turned out for the entire world, you know I think that's a great way. Great way of putting it because it certainly was I mean you know you wouldn't have an Iraq war if it wasn't for five hundred, thirty, seven votes the other way. And I think it's just a great example of. Of. You know the way these these elections and Florida are always one on the margins. Sort of every community matters again at the margins these things make a huge difference. I think. You know Republicans have been much better organized since two thousand and you saw in two thousand with that Brooks brothers riot But but everyone knows it's going to be close and and that really is a place where every vote counts.
Florida: The swingiest swing state in the U.S. election
"Want to talk a bit about how we got here and why at least since the the famous near Tie of two thousand does just seem to be Florida or at least partially about Florida Michael Ask, you first win and why did floor to become the key battleground Republican hasn't won the White House without Florida forever. So that's part of the reason that it's become. So you know everybody desperately wants it and it just seems to be the self-balancing State where it's about twenty percent immigrants. But you know the last the last fifty, million votes that have been cast for presidential candidates in Florida Republicans, Democrats are separated by about twenty thousand and we've had just about every election. Every statewide election seems to come down to one percent and just seems like every time another white person Republican moves down here from the Midwest. Another democratic leaning immigrants may move into central Florida from the global south, and so it's a really seems to be self-balancing. Beyond those demographics that Monolithic is it a case of elderly white pensioners voting for Republicans and more recent arrivals from elsewhere trading Democrat or is there some kind of overlap between spillage among those groups? As you can probably imagine it's a little bit more complex in that I think that there's didn't kind of increasing awareness for both Democrats and Republicans that some of the key demographics here you know the American immigrants but you know you have the first generation, the second generation, you have the newer arrivals you have the. You have the Cubans you have the Puerto Ricans, have the Haitians. There's such a mix of people and cultures and experiences, and when you add to that kind of the new. Yorkers. That are coming to Florida to retire and you have all these different politics and ideologies kind of mixed together. I. Think you really get. Such a representation of both the Conservatives and the liberals in both the US. But also in Latin America and I think that when you look at South Florida, you see a lot of those kind of play. You see you know from Columbia from Columbia and you see the progressives from Columbia. So you have such a makes of. Of just these ideologies that really comes to shine like Michael said in the way that people vote. Michael is the a geographic split within Florida as well because it's the general tendency in the United, states and elsewhere that cities tend to be more liberal more vaguely left-wing rural parts of a given state or given country tend to be more conservative. Is that clear? Cut In that respect in Florida? Well, again I think. Could certainly right that it's always a little more complicated but that's generally true I think you know you saw in two thousand sixteen that Hillary Clinton did even better than expected in a lot of the urban areas she. Barack. Obama won Florida and Hillary Clinton did even better in some of the particularly in south Florida in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and West, Palm Beach and some of the more urbanized area. But Donald Trump, there was an absolute revolution of essentially white people in the exurbs coming out and voting for trump in the rural and sort of farther away from the cities you don't want to over stereotype. But it certainly true that the Republican coalition has you know the heart of it is older white people who are very reliable voters and the Democratic Coalition relies on younger urban lots of immigrants, lots of minorities who in the past have not been turned out has not been as High Bianca. Those factors taken into consideration that I guess the Republican Party's and democratic parties in Florida will have an amount obviously in common with the National Party and parties elsewhere. Is there still a distinctive political culture within Florida like basically what I'm asking are Florida Republicans different from other Republicans into Florida Democrats different from other States Democrats? I think when it gets down to it when you're thinking of. Our Florida Latinos for example, are they always kind of leaning? Democrat. Or you know Florida South Florida Latinos are they always leaning Republican as people kind of think a lot of the time because of the cuban-american population I think that a lot of that is changing so at whether whether or not, you're going to see more cuban-americans still voting Republican in the way that they usually do a lot of that is kind of breaking and and being undone because of the younger generation you know really having more of an experience in the US. and seeing the way that their families grew up in thinking about healthcare and climate change as more of priorities to them. So you know I would say that the main difference if there was one is here you can see a lot of distinctive kind of you see mixed political ideologies in families. So I've met even candidates who are you know? Democrats were running now for public office in Florida and their families are different completely different ideology from them. So i. think that that's what's interesting. Right and what makes Florida you know such. Unique and fascinating state is that it's changing all the time and it's changing not just because of the of the new kind of waves of immigrants that are coming in. But also the new generations that are really having a different kind of awareness than the one their parents did. We'll talk more in the second half of the program about how Florida may have changed in the last four years and what it might be like in this election. But Michael just before we do that I, don't like to tempt fate too much by talking about what happened in two thousand when basically an entire parallel history of the twentieth century got chopped off by a margin of a few hundred votes in Florida but. People still talk about that election much in Florida and Walton immense sliding doors moment that was not just for the United States but as it turned out for the entire world, you know, I think that's a great way. Great way of putting it because it certainly was i. mean you know you wouldn't have an Iraq war if it wasn't for five hundred, thirty, seven votes the other way. And I think it's just a great example of. Of you know the way, these these elections and Florida are always one on the margins. Sort of every community matters again at the margins, these things make a huge difference I think. You know Republicans have been much better organized since two thousand and you saw in two thousand with that Brooks brothers riot But but everyone knows it's going to be close and and that really is a place where every vote counts.
A Kennedy is on the ballot in Massachusetts. Here's why he's not guaranteed a victory.
"And out front up next we're. Just. From one of the most closely watched primaries this year a young Kennedy on the ballot in Massachusetts but can he unseat a seventy four year old incumbent? Because it's about ideas I am the youngest guy. In. This race. Tonight and the fight for twenty twenty a usual dynamic emerging Massachusetts ahead of tomorrow's Democratic Senate primary. The incumbent in his seventies was support from progressives, his challenger young and Kennedy Manu. Raju is out front. The Hiroshima Political Dynasty the grandson of the leap Robert F Kennedy campaigning to serve in the Senate like his famous great uncles and grandfather before him the. Certainly. I think you're doing great job. Hello. The candidate he's right there. For Life Magazine. Thirty nine year old Joe. Kennedy is facing something unexpected. Seventy four year old senator who has been in Congress for almost forty four years. Has Managed to galvanize support of young voters. Ahead of Tuesday's Massachusetts Senate primary I think that a lot of young people that are our age at least. From from our town have been similarly really inspired by Ed Markey polls show Senator Ed Markey as the favourite threatening to make the four term. The first Kennedy to lose a race in Massachusetts unlike other primaries this year were democratic incumbents have been ousted by liberal newcomers. Marquis has managed to turn that dynamic on its head because it's about ideas. I am the youngest guy. In this race Alexandria, it's been murky seizing the mantle of the insurgent, touting his support of liberal causes at the green new deal and endorsement of the progressive firebrand. Alexandria Cossio Cortes such the green new deal that I introduced Alexandria Cossio. Healthcare justice is on the ballot. That's Medicare for all that I next the Bernie. Sanders. When he introduced it yet, it's been Kennedy with the badging of the party establishment leader Speaker Nancy Pelosi Allies have been frustrated that marquee has not been held to account for full record over four decades like his backing of the Iraq war in two thousand and two the NAFTA deal in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, three, his position on racial issues like school desegregation dating back to the nineteen seventies progressive willing to look those hurdles that's up to a progressive movement. Out. I think an awful lot of folks in many parts of Massachusetts have a different view of that records and what that means to our communities after going door to door in working class Boston neighbors weekend. Kennedy. Accused Marquis of abandoning the state. He's been less time in the state than anybody else delegation in an interview with CNN Marquis fired back there is. No real record of Congressman Kennedy in his eight years leading on issues of of generational change in Washington Kennedy has waited until late in the campaign to stress that it's his family I. Guess It's a fighting. His blood wants to continue in the Senate tried to be really clear that it's GonNa Balance It's not my father, my grandfather brothers or anybody else and. You vote for me you're going to get now Kennedy does pull off an upset on Tuesday night it could be thanks in part to the fact that he is allies have spent more on television advertising than Markey and his allies roughly two million dollars more. But if he loses what Kennedy will do next still an open question we posed that question to him he didn't want to entertain it and said, he looks forward to running through the finish line and celebrating on Tuesday night.
Arian Moayed On How Fear Never Leaves, And Why You Should Just Keep Going
"I believe in curiosity I just I. Just think that we can't do anything without it early and just asking people obey the is basically a version of empathy. Enemy. Empathizing with WHO people are and what they do over were you the curious kid like is this something that's been part of your life or somebody who cultivated? Yeah. I mean. I think the circumstances of my life you know being born in Iran and then moving here as young immigrants in the eighties where Iran was like enemy enemy number one if you recall. And like Iran Russia which kind of back there again I kind of felt that like you know I was so curious about this world is culture and I think that's kind of where it started also you know It's crazy. It was crazy. My parents don't speak any the my spirit's English is not great. The they came here when they were forty and fifty. The I mean it's not like they. You know I'm thirty seven. So like imagining myself in three years time taking all of an IV and Chrissy and saying, Hey, well, going to move to China and we're GONNA make this. We're going to make life better in China as a show I mean that's All you can be as curious I. Guess. Yeah. I guess. So how so how old were you when you actually let on? Well, we laughed Iran you know it's hard to tell because at time here was crazy there was a war happening and I think a lot of you especially you a bit younger don't don't really remember that whole window of of our history and our relationship with Sir Yeah, the Middle East Yeah. Yeah it's complicated. It's long and it's GonNa either bore fascinate all of you guys. But the the the the the truth is we you know it's it's. It's it's hard to talk about because there's so many levels to like how crazy it is. One is my mom was married to my dad at the age of thirteen. My mom was thirteen Wendo arranged marriage. My mom is pretty standard. You know it was on the outs in that time period. Yeah. But my parent, my mom's mom was a single mom she was the youngest you know she couldn't make she couldn't make it happen, and so she had to like you know she had to like give I, guess her her daughter La youngest daughter away and so then my dad, my dad's they were more religious than my mom's side was and so. They got arranged. My mom had her first kid at fifteen years old her second kid at sixteen and Arthur kid eighteen, and then had me when she was thirty five. So my siblings are seventeen eighteen in. I'm sorry. Yes. Some teen eighteen basically twenty years than me. So, and then and then the revolution hit seventy nine. And then a war hit right after that because Saddam invaded with you know and then got the support of the United States. You know because we of the Iranian situation and then we were in a war. And so everyone was closed inside as is bombings happening all over Tehran all over the border, and so we were indoors and and you know when when people get doors and there's a lot of fear in the air of uncertainty, you procreate you know and so the baby boom in Iran happened at that moment in seventy nine to eighty five, where like sixty percent of Iranian. Population right now in Iran is under the age of forty. Fascinating you walk down the street and everyone's young. So anyway and then and then. CRAZILY my brother. My oldest brother was sixteen. When he graduated high school in Iran, his name is Amir And then he went to A. He got accepted to a school in. CHICAGO. Right. When he was sixteen. So sixteen twentyish he's in Chicago, ish issue like something like that, and then the revolution hit. And then my brother was like should I come back and. My parents were like you're never coming back here will come to you. And then in that time period. My. Youngest my brother that's closest to me who seventeen his name is. Oh, mead omen was drafted in the Iran Iraq war. And fought three years in that war. With a couple of my cousins who are who are who have passed away who died in that war one of them, which data that were, and then my brother was in war my sister was in the middle there. I was just born. We got the F out of town and we went we went as far as my dad's connections and money and. You know and you know connections could could could take you in that was Dubai. We've got to Dubai who lived in the Arab Emirates and we were there for off and on for about five years and then and then we and then you know a long period of time you know no one heard it from my brother was fight in the war. And trying to and trying to try to like move three pieces ahead while also like making sure the pieces back here it's a chess game you know and and dangerous one. And then my dad then. We had were that Amigos live. We went back to Iran. Might he got back? He was no nine, hundred twenty you know fought three years in a war in a city called Oh mead his name is omitted, which means hope and wherever like was slaughtered murdered and died because it was a brutal war brutal war and he he's a twenty year old brainwashed you know. PTSD. Kid. And in that time period as we're figuring out to go back to Dubai and come back, my sister falls in love. Falls in love with the guy and and then that made things tricky and then, and then we all laughed and my sister stay. So I- sister got the states in two thousand and three we left in eighty five. So An and then we came to the states and again you know the analogy that the Chinese like us like you and me and you taking your family and your son going to China or whatever language that you don't know our culture, the No, and you're like, this is the best news for us. Now you know you're GonNa, you're not going to be easy and so in all of that, you just get you know a a sense of like the world in a very kind of complicated way. A very young age and and not only do they not speak the language they don't know what? Christmases. They don't know what Hanukkah is. They don't have any idea why people are going to church all the time. They have no clue why the cars are this way they don't know why the food is patching. There's nothing that is familiar. There's nothing that you can empathize with as as an Iranian living in the states and being like I know this thing and so in all that you are learning rapidly. You know a very drastic way and so that curiosity might have had something to do with it. I'm not really sure
"iraq war" Discussed on DV Radio
"Dan of bow. A. Awry. Caleb Daniels and his song cuffing season. Once again. Caleb can be reached at aw. Assay can be reached on Instagram at the name. I am Caleb Daniels and as well as don twitter under the handle. I am K. loop. Daniels. I never got to mention my flight pattern the travel pattern. That I was able to take when we left the states to head to Iraq. I happen to be stationed in the Mojave Desert and twenty nine Palms California. We went from the marine ground. Excuse me. We from the marine. Air Ground. Combat Center were stationed Antonio. Non Poems. To local Air Force Base. Then from there. We flew from California to Laguardia. Airport in New York. From New York to Frankfurt Germany. And then from Frankfurt Germany to. Kuwait. Kuwait City Kuwait that is. And I never describe to you what it was like to land in Kuwait. And to look up. At the airport and see the big letters, and to note at everything was real that you there you all seen. you in a foreign country. You were doing your job as marine. Now from what I remember, once we. Departed the airplane. And after touching down in Kuwait middle of the night. We, got on buses. We were all handed one to two magazines. Worth Famil- just in case, any of confrontations took place. During a rod of on the buses out to. Our eventual campsite, which was a camper. and. We just went on. Try to survive man. I'm not sure what other units were doing, but once we arrived in Kuwait. We immediately hit the ground running in terms of. Continuous training and PREP FOR THE WAR Now I have friends in other units that were allowed to chill all day. Write letters all day. Play Cards Board Games. That's not what went down with three or four, though with Third Battalion, Fourth Marines definitely not when Dow Kilo Company. We will hard up on it every day. We were training. PT In the mornings run with sandbags out there in the middle of Kuwaiti desert. On top of our weapons doing. Hand drew's during NBC. Chemical attack preparation doing. Medevac drills in case any of our buddies ended up are wounded. Or did. We were. All out prepare. In the hot. Kuwaiti, desert, heat. Pretty much How the beginning that I tour took place. From leaving states to our Tom in Kuwait. To waiting at the Iraq border. For we went in and business as needed to this been episode fifteen, the war dog trail. Hope you enjoy. Certain ward off signing out. salonpas I know. I know issue. Run is. Better, I got some..
"iraq war" Discussed on DV Radio
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"iraq war" Discussed on DV Radio
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"iraq war" Discussed on DV Radio
"He's one of my original. Artist on sergeants playlists, he's originally from. Kentucky you can find him on Instagram at I am Caleb Daniels or on twitter, at I am Caleb Daniels. All right moving on. If I haven't mentioned already. I was stationed in tournament. Poems California in the desert and the Mojave desert specifically. I was assigned to Third Battalion Fourth. Marines Kilo Company First Platoon. Anti, said my first two tours in Iraq. I was Saul gun which meant I carried. The him to forty nine squad. Weapon. Just gave you quick overview of what. The night before we cross the border and our rank was like. And how spent most of that night? Before, I eventually had to take all my duty of of far watch for one hour during the night, each man had an hour. And then eventually I got to get my sleep. So that Woke up the next day. Man, you're my flak. Jacket was fully prepared as I liked it. No longer needed to do. Skiers stole dead into. My molly pack, and at that time all of our molly packs happened to be strapped on the outside of a marine, a vs amphibious assault vehicles so I got rid of the deuce gear. When all with the flack! And with the rest of the First Marine Division Man. We waited at the border until it was all turned across. Now I can never forget. that. As we got closer to the border. We could see. Places where combat engineers and demolitions experts. had. Blown line charges through certain parts of the border. Which took out you know? Massive chunks of the desert wall of sand stayed there of that stood there. Excuse me. As well as a whole bunch of. Concertina or barbed wire? Off As. We finally got to where our tying was. On deck to move through the border I remember seeing plenty of Concertina wire. Plenty you. Wide Holes blown into the. Though San Wall at the border wide enough so that we could you know get our tanks through a vs Humvees? Fuel trucks everything that we needed all of our convoys. So that we could operate. And go handle business in Iraq man. Once we made it through. I can't tell you about. The bodies. As I told you before. We bombed that border for ten hours straight. Namely because there were two hundred and fifty tanks. They're waiting for us, you know. To. Give me to business as the grunt man. Give me the business as a grunt. Put a hold on me. Take me out on the first day, man. But thankfully as I, said. We did have planes Cobra helicopters artillery the navy's fire. From their ships. Simultaneously, we bombs dropping over Baghdad on the city of Baghdad. So that we could. Let them know that. Hey, this is real serious. We gave Saddam and his sons forty eight hours. We've heard no compliance so fuck we come. Pretty much just. Hung I went down. Everything was full speed helter skelter. Now also while we waited at the border. Let me back up some. Before we crossed. During the daytime, the Iraqis happened farce good. Missile! At us. I can't remember now. 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"iraq war" Discussed on DV Radio
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"iraq war" Discussed on DV Radio
"Some of my most vivid memories. WERE SPENT Converting my seven eighty two deuce gear. into. or onto us should say. My. Flak jacket or bulletproof vest. Nana civilians. I spent most of that night. As I could look off in here and the distance knowing. That thousands of men that were trying to kill me one and me dead. Actually. Getting a business, themselves man. They were catching hellfire and destruction from. The bomb in the bombardment of the iraq-kuwait border. So as I said. I spent most of that night taking off taking things off of my deuce gear. Because I wanted to be quick in his nimble as possible, and you know as I mentioned was carrying the to forty nine. You know that long as light machine gun is quite cumbersome and. It is not easy to. Simply move from one place to another or Operate is fast as someone who's carrying. Say just a pistol or an M four rifle. The the saw squad automatic weapon to forty nine itself. Ways by seventeen pounds. Now it has two hundred round drum. And that ways Lillo seven pounds, so you add that to the weapon. And we're looking at. You're take. Twenty four twenty five pounds that you're carrying your hand. Plus about a thousand rounds. Vam Oh which is you? Five drums that was the. Standard load out for Saul. Gun at a time back then. I did not want to be left behind by the rest of my squad marines. or My platoon of Marines. I dislike the idea of the fact that the deuce gear on top of my flak jacket made every bit of my movements. Just you know harder to operate with. So what I do I on. Clipped. Could and thankfully the new flak jackets. Actually utilize the molly system. So I was able to. You know unclasping canteens grenades. My Saudi Rome's. Grenade pouches my bayonet. My Medical Kit I took all of those awful. Maya seven eighty two deuce gear and spent the majority of that night. Perfect and my vest so that the next morning when we did found the cross the border. I would be prepared. So that I would be ready in Nimble and quick as I felt I needed to be as assault gonNA notice to survive. In this war or Take a little quick break here. Bring you back into? The sergeants playlist one more time. With Caleb deals. And his new song. Real friends I got real. And keep them close to me. I got real. Name, the most to me I've been going to. I still keep that hope. Emmy, because no matter how it goes I still got the rose. City. Think, we'd..
"iraq war" Discussed on DV Radio
"Did some trail ride and twenty four miles of trail, Rodman and muddy. Had A great Collecting footage of ATV UTV riders. I did get out there with the gopro seeker backpack had the elevated A. L Guerande, three foot pole standing above me on my backpack. And at the same time I was recording slow motion. As different four wheelers happened to go through certain mudholes and mud. Great mud spots so that we could Acquire our own slow footage to be used on the web series and like I said we had a great time had a great time got to pay my respects to my boys as usual. Pay More speaks to my fall, marines. I did bring out my memorial pitcher as do each year out there. Normally, I only go out there and do a little bit of Ar fifteen shooting. Just to pay my respects and. Feel like marina game and do what I need to do as grunt. But This year is totally different. Then, bring the guns. Spent the whole time. Muddy Kampman baby like I say just a mud and camp. And I thoroughly enjoyed. It thoroughly enjoyed everything at all. Had a chance to do and. Clear my head. As a set pay our specs to matures. Ara. The night before we crossed the border into Iraq. In March, two, thousand and three. Yes I'm taking you back seventeen years seventeen years when the war game when I first left the country. January two thousand three. Zetino years old. Is a saw gunner. In the marine, corps carrying the M to forty nine saw the squad automatic weapon. Let's see by February. Vote three attorney nineteen in Kuwait. And then in March, vote three, a the war began. And it was time to get your shit together and go handle business. You know what I mean. All Right The base that we have to stay at relive. It was known as camp ripper. CAMP, ripper was only about twenty thirty miles away from the iraq-kuwait. So once President Bush gave the order that Saddam Hussein and his sons needed to. Leave the country. Zone as he gave his speech, we were already packing. You know we rushing packing and getting the a vs amphibious assault. Vehicles Getting Tanks Humvees. Ever vehicle. You can think of every. Aircraft! You can think of the Marine Corps was in full higher alert. So that we could proceed. And possibly find out if the war would commence. After the day after President Bush gave his warning to. Saddam and his sons. We traveled from our original base. I said it camper about twenty thirty miles from the border. We broke down that complete camp man. We were only living in. Large wooden intense. Tense. Probably say to Tunes Worth Marines. And that's anywhere from. Sixty sixty eighty marines. Per Cent. Anyway we broke down. All those tents burned everything we didn't need. Packed up our gear. Made peace with our make your setup prayers and we took off for the border. Don't know the exact. Distance that we moved to. Once we relocated closer to the border. But I can't tell you that once we got there. We were close enough to hear. American planes. Dropping bombs for ten our street at the Iraqi border. Where about? Two, hundred, fifty, or so Iraqi tanks happened to be waiting on the ground force. And you know grunt man I'm a guy on the ground so for me to hear that there were two hundred and fifty contents waiting at the border. I was A. Little word. Say At least I know for sure if we make it out of that first day. If you think back to you know. Were War One. World War Two. D Day. You know how bad things get on the first day of war. You know that the first days usually full of a lot of death lot of injuries, lot of men being wounded men and women excuse me. So Herron. Over the radio that. Nearly two hundred fifty tanks were waiting for us and the tank set the Iraqis us. We usually the Russian. I WanNa, say T, seventy, two or t sixty five models. After finding out that all of those were there waiting force. Totally changed my perspective on things. And one field Mike, hey, this might be a little bit of a cakewalk, a little bit of blow out if you might say. In terms of fighting to. Oh Shit might go down. These dues might kill me. Would in the first hours first day. And? I just simply had to swallow that as everyone else did in the First Marine Division as we all moved. Towards the border as I said, and then we halted in waited. So that the softening of the target could begin. Am By softener, the target that's where I'm talking about the planes combination and dropping helicopters coming in dropping. Artillery. Drop from their locations. I mean we were porn on. Damn near everything we had. So, that we could make it as easy as possible for God's like meet the grads on the ground to get through the border and eventually make all the way to Baghdad so that we could seize the capital. And get Saddam Hussein out of power. Not at.
"iraq war" Discussed on DV Radio
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"iraq war" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"It'd be a little bit different but we can go any place around the world. But that's what empires are all all about. And the one thing. Empires cannot stand is is the truth about things things. And that's why you know the whistle blowers meant to tell us some of the bad things going on and reveal it and be protected. That's why they are art too often Put in prison before their praised and rewarded for their heroism before telling us what's really going on behind the scenes and it. It's it's constant. There's always somebody who's going to reveal the truth so it sometimes it's way too slow and and sometimes you think they'll never hear the truth but it's generally comes out you know. Just think how long it took most Americans who understand what the Kennedy assassination was all about. Uh which is a big event in our history a lot bigger than some people realize exactly and you know you mentioned earlier the nineteen eighties Iran Iraq war. Of course neo cons loved. I love that because they loved having both sides killing each other and a million people died a lot of gas attacks. It was a horrible thing and thinking about this. I'm thinking about this ratcheting up the tension tension and violence in Iraq and I'm wondering if the US is plan is to plunge Iraq back into civil war with the intent of drawing Iranian. You know they had once. We liberated Iraq descended into bloody civil war between the Shia and the Sunni and it seems like the fact that the maximum pressure campaign on Iran on is really not working in fact as we mentioned. They're getting closer to others are getting more allies that if this isn't really their plan B or Plan Cedar whatever. It is okay if we can't in here on this way we're gonna go ahead and push them back into civil war. Plunged them back into civil war. Win The whole thing on the Iranians the media will report reported just like we want it and boom there we have our war you know. Maybe some of them still dream of the day of Saddam Hussein when he's our ally and we give them a nuclear technology analogy and he he will resist The Iranians at the same time he was a Sunni and a minority in a country but with an iron fist fist. I was able to maintain order and I imagine you know the West. The Brits and the French and Americans all like that you know they were maintaining order and and the Iraqis Or the Saudis were protected. And we got the oil and the and the Oil Dollar relationship was created and existed. But that's that's coming to an end so we we talk a lot about these particular events but the big event I think still is the countries that hurt thinking about and working on how they can develop an alternative to the dollar and You know midst of crisis. Who knows what's going to happen? Who's going to pick and choose news? I don't think in the midst of a huge financial crisis. The dollar is going to get stronger. And if the dollar gets weaker are empires weakened and maybe we'll start thinking about You know the good things about what America used to be about and that we could concentrate on that for change. But I'm sure all the people we've been poking the is for all these years we'll be kind to us after the toddler is no longer final. Thought that I wanted to bring up and I think this is important. Is that the defense secretary. Terry Esperer called up Mahdi. which WHO's the acting prime minister he resigned but he's acting? Nobody wants to take the job. Replace him as we're calling him up about an hour and a half before for the bombing and said. Hey we're going to bomb some sites in Iraq mighty said. Please don't do it. Don't do a call off the strikes. They said no way. We're going to do it anyway. So that really does make it a hostile strike it makes it the. US attack The president as you said said it's a violation of our sovereignty so it really comes down to three point. Oh the militias are not gonNa take this sitting down either either. There are some however many five thousand troops in Iraq. They said they're all targets now. We're going to retaliate. So they neo cons again in their bloodthirsty in obsession obsession with Iran have opened a can of worms of the trump buttering thing. He has a clue what's happening. I don't think even knows the implications of what's going on so it's unfortunately we're ending the year as we started it more war more bombs threat of more war. Trump doesn't seem to know what to do with WHO to listen to. So we're back where we started but we are making progress rest. And that's why I would say. Today is the thirty th of December. I would just remind all of our viewers to make if you if it's in your hearts to support the show to support the liberty report. And the Ron Paul Institute you have until midnight on the thirty first of December to have your.
"iraq war" Discussed on KGO 810
"I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show professors. They've colonists here. And we are discussing issues that John is allowed to service not in the context of the Cold War. But at remembering the promise of Russia and the mysteries of Russia and the grandeur of it, this is a nation of savagery. And pageantry and both of them are remembered by all Russians all the time. They are extremely proud of their country, and what it is survived for two thousand years the United States. Okay. We're working on the Arthur are three hundred year. We'll get their save Afghanistan. When the attack happened nine eleven. George Berge as Putin who had prominently going to the American embassy in Moscow is our call or maybe it was Petersburg decide. A sympathy bark at the embassy after the attack and that was much in the news much covered. Lots of Russians were sympathetic to the US and Russia was part of the support system. The US that needed to go after bin Laden because without Russian permission. There was no airbridge run space airspace to get into Afghanistan in the north. And there was no major supply because Pakistan with at that time. Was was very shaky. There was no major supply route for the south. Putin could've stopped George Bush's, Afghanistan policy, and George Bush was thankful Iraq. I mentioned this the invasion of two thousand three Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin said repeatedly over and over again as if they were Democrats as if they were Barack Obama don't do this. You're wrong your assumptions Iraq, do not go into Iraq. Do not invade. We can settle this diplomatically Saddam Hussein is somebody we talked to all the time and indeed Russian intelligence as much involved in Iraqi intelligence for many decades from the Iraq, Iran war, so repeatedly, don't don't doubt and George Bush and his didn't listen those out of state. I mention them because Moscow, but must regret that either had helped American Afghanistan or couldn't stop America from racking its own policy in Iraq. Which is. Let's talk a little about Iraq. And then go to Afghanistan because Afghantistan is very much an ongoing story, and it's become going to become more and more a story. If President Trump doesn't do what he suggests he wants to do and that is to withdraw American troops after eighteen or so years. Firing most say that the Iraq war was a catastrophe for the United States. Yes. Catastrophe keeps on going keeps giving. Yeah. That I mean, it was a political militarily social demographic. Diplomatic catastrophe. She killed so many people it gave rise to terrorist movements were still dealing with it breath. A kind of instability in the Middle East an area that had always been unstable. But this was a new kind of instability. But there's one thing that people don't know about the Iraq war. It was the first major crushing blow. To the romantic favorable image of America and Russia in Russia. And to what was then. In those years, the very powerful pro American lobby in Kremlin, politics because America had been idealized as the kind of country. They would not do what we did. And. Daily on television. That is unleashed the full power of our military superiority from the air on him nearly defenseless country. No matter how bad that country and its leader might have been pro Americans in Russian just really didn't believe that the United States would do that. Now, they'd had an inkling under Clinton in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine win the United States, bog Servia. But this was different along war. Fully televised. You could see the destruction of people on the ground and public opinion polls in Russia's show. The beginning of the end of the romance with America, maybe it was Serbian nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine but the war in Iraq was a crushing blow and beyond that, I don't know that there's much to say, but I don't think it's been a pr-. She added that to the extent that the Iraq war was a catastrophe. So the United States. It was also a catastrophe in that it profoundly changed the way many Russian young people intellectuals people in the street and power elites looked at the United States. And the takeaway was. From you. That was innocent to be sure. But the view that America would always behave well on world affairs to the view that not only would American not behave. Well, did it might be an evil a danger in world affairs? And that was a sea change in Russia. And it's kept on ball in that direction. Afghanistan is is interesting in a different way from Afghanistan to Russia lie these central Asian republics it used to be part of the Soviet Union and are now independent states. The so called stands. Russia shelf has about seventy percent of Russian population is lobby. So Russia belongs to the western and the Islamic world. In nineteen seventy nine. Rush the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. We were not sure why at the time because it was done secretly. And we know who did it almost two analog and drop off who control the intelligence services and later became a leader soon died and a man by the name of Dmitry who Stena was the defense minister, and they persuaded brush now and the rest of the leadership that the instability of the Afghan regime, which had been pro-soviet was a great set to Russia's Trump was not entirely wrong really was mocked the other day when he said that the Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan because of fear of terrorists there and everybody said oh stupid Trump. He makes things up. But the reality is is that what we call terrorists today existed in Afghanistan, and the Crumlin the Soviet Kremlin saw them as a threat to central Asia, which was part of the Soviet Union. So glad forward to today. Afghanistan for Russia is a danger. It's more than a danger. But it is a danger for two reasons terrorists in heroin. You know, Afghanistan is a big producer. I'll eloping the poppy fields of Kandahar and the road to the west has historically traditionally run through Russia. Russia is awash in cheap Afghan heroin opium and the epidemic in Russia of addiction. Has become very very serious to the degree that Russia, which did not have this problem to this degree. A generation ago can barely cope with it. So Afghanistan is is GOP geographically in Russia's backyard, and politically it represents a potential great threat so much. So that when people say as you heard them say in the last couple weeks or two or month or show when Trump announced he was withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and from Syria. People said this is a gift to Putin. Did you hear that his? Bullishness. Gotta heavens the Afghanistan war. Curses Russia's mothers. They remember it. They all remember the catastrophe. And there's a case to me made Afghanistan, the crack the Soviet Union now. So we ask ourselves if we are sensible Kiko, not ideological people on some crazy anti-trump rampage. Which means that no matter what he does. Even if it's wise, we know it's bad. And then we say why it's bad and we make a mistake. The fact is that Putin has no interest in seeing the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan nor from Syria. Why would Russia wanna be alone in Afghanistan inserted? They don't want to be and the American withdrawal is going to create a problem for them. Because all those. People whether they're Taliban are there Qaeda or whoever they are who are fighting the United States in Afghanistan will now turn their sights toward Russia along with the heroin economy. The opium economy easy. Okay economy that that fuels they're they're fighting forces. So this is a great geopolitical threat to Russia and Russia's not happy about the United States leaving in my view, both Afghanistan and Syria exemplified, the need for what I've called for for certainly since two thousand one an American Russian coalition against international terrorists. I don't mean it we are armies would March together, but our intelligence forces would work together. As closely as possible because Russia has excellent intelligence let me just with that is the background with with Afghanistan is kind of geopolitical existential reality for Russia. Russia I have to correct one thing you said when we were attacked on nine eleven something much more dramatic happened than what you described the first foreign leader. I believe to call President Bush was the new Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, and what he said to Bush is recorded. He said, George we are with you. Tell us what to do to help you. And we will. That led to as you rightly said, Russia, Putin's Kremlin gliding to America and to NATO an air corridor. A safe passage to ship fighters and personnel in and out of Afghanistan as opposed to the exceedingly dangerous Pakistan route their show. Collective the Kremlin. Abetted the American war after an Afghan NF ghanistan when we finally went there to seek out and describe the Taliban and interestingly, John despite all the ravages of the new Cold War Russia continues. To provide that corridor. And so what we ask? Why do they do that? Are they are? They American lovers. No. Are they just nice people who wanna do courtesy? No. Because they see it as in Russia's on vital national interests that they want the United States to be their partner and Afghanistan, and I would say also ensure anthropological reasons ideological reasons, neither Oba Obama neither Bush nor Obama acted on that offer and Trump who seems to have been inclined to act on it. Has been prevented from doing so negative headlines tonight about there was no no taker when Trump is at with Putin. They they have our west of the media. This is a financial times hammer away Trump and Putin up something sinister when in fact, what they're trying to do is.