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Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:36 min | 8 hrs ago

Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

"Us now is Robert Draper writer at large for the New York Times magazine. He's the author of several books including most recently to start a war how the Bush administration took America into Iraq Arbor draper has just published this landmark piece of reporting the Times magazine. It's called unwanted truth this inside trump's battles with US intelligence agencies among the scoops embedded here is news that. The. White House pressured the Director of National Intelligence to change and intelligence community conclusion that Russia wanted president trump reelected in two thousand, twenty, the intelligence director at the time Dan Coats said, no, he was then fired his successor signed off on the change, but he was then fired after one of his deputies briefed Congress that in fact, Russia is working to reelect president trump this year. Mr Draper I, thank you for this reporting for joining us here tonight to help us understand it. Thanks very much for your time. I've said a lot of words about the. Words that you have reported here and that you have printed. Let me just ask if I got anything wrong or if you think that I'm looking at anything the wrong way around. To actually think presences I did when issue two clarifications the I rooted in the most important is that I am not aware the Joe McGuire had anything to do with the alteration of the National Intelligence Estimate this all took place during his first couple of weeks on the job when his hands were very much full with Ukraine whistleblower incident as you correctly pointed at and so this really. Anthem it matter win the in I was approved on September the twenty six inch testifying on the hill all day long. So he wasn't able to cheer that meeting. So that's the first second thing is that You know they're a don't want the story to give anyone the impression that the intelligence community as a whole has been bent to the will of Donald Trump. There's still plenty of analysts in case officers who are doing very good work. The problem is that the people above them have been in the line of fire with the trump administration and had begun to water down such that the intelligence products do not have the integrity that they once did not mean saying black is why end up as down but they are saying things in a more equivocating fashion and we saw this most recently just out of this past Friday. On a no deny official release this election security report saying that for the first time did yes it did appear the Russia. Trump essentially the same breath saying that China in Iran. Favored Biden is if it were kind of a jump ball or something in that was working patient, you did not see before the trump presidency. I feel like I. Thank you for for those clarifications and for drilling down on those things in that way I feel like. When I read it, the beginning of your piece that Dan Coats was pressured to change the National Intelligence Estimate around Russia's intentions for the two thousand election and he said, no felt like, wow, that's that's really big news about Dan Coats to find out that that happened just before he was fired. Is itself a scoop. But then to find out that the National Intelligence Estimate. was in fact watered down in the way that the White House wanted under Joe McGuire. It it does seem like the sort of bending to the White House's will equivocating on things that aren't equivocal casting things in a way that doesn't you know is designed not to upset the president or put things in ways that he likes it does feel like it's not just pressure, but it's effective pressure that's actually working on the I say. Over sharing in. A. probably Rachel that the matter of. Russia in election security has been a sore subject since before trump's presidency and everyone knew I in the NFC in the West Wing and certainly in the intelligence community that to bring the very matter of Russia interfering in two thousand sixteen, it's likely interference patterns through the midterms and into twenty twenty an most of all that if they were trump would be to call into question the legitimacy of this presidency. That's how he would receive this and so because it was such an unpleasant thing as report out then chief definite Mulvaney and then national security advisor. John was a considerable lengths to to keep this completely off the agenda would get on the agenda for example, when it was a single in a seat meeting at relating to Russia in Election Security Pearson Nelson than the secretary of. Homeland Security didn't get five minutes into it before trump started interrupting her and asking questions about a wall along the Mexican border. So this has been a distasteful subject to him people around him have known that and they have adjusted themselves unfortunately accordingly.

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21 Shot, 1 Killed During Washington DC Block Party

Chris Plante

02:23 min | 22 hrs ago

21 Shot, 1 Killed During Washington DC Block Party

"Yesterday Sunday. But really it was after midnight Saturday night, There was a big block party in Washington, D. C in Southeast Washington, D C, which is largely African American on DH. There are A lot of crime. There's an increased amount of crime predictably, in sections of southeast Washington, D C. There was a large block party. I lie. I should I should get this because it's just crazy. 20 people were shot. 20 of my fellow citizens, 20 of my neighbors, 20 Washington, D. C. Residents were shot, one killed a 17 year old male. Was killed in the gunfire. 19 other people were wounded in the gunfire and it was during it happened during a block party. There was a block party now. The thing is the Democrats. Is he here in Washington, D. C. They banned parties because their party poopers for one thing, they're no fun at all. They're crazy people. If you give them a temple full of power, they will abuse it and the piece from from NBC in Washington. One dead, 20 hurt when gunfire erupts at D. C Block party. Now I believe they have since updated. This is a total of 20 They were still counting the wounded. It was like Iraq. It's like Beirut in Democrat controlled enclaves across America as everybody ought to know by now. Hundreds of people were gathered for a block party despite the city's restrictions on parties during the pandemic. That's the sub headline from NBC. And this isn't the channel. Well, it is the channel for local, but the NBC network took it as well. A shooting in Southeast DC early Sunday or after midnight Saturday night left a young father dead and 20 others injured again. I think the numbers have been adjusted downward by one. Including an off duty police officer. A woman of female police officer was shot. She's off duty and may live in the neighborhood after multiple people opened guns fire. On a large gathering opened guns, fire. That's that's

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Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood on Esports Betting, Cryptocurrency

Esportz Network Podcast

05:12 min | 3 d ago

Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood on Esports Betting, Cryptocurrency

"I have to imagine most of our audience has heard you to court at this point whether it was through the Mark Cuban investment ties to crypto currency, the websites, great content or the eastwards betting explosion. It can be hard to keep up with you to court at times you're doing so many different things. The company said Classic Eastwards. Headache has traditional sports. Offerings has ways for people to wager against their Fred has ways for Gabor's to bet on themselves by you. Mode at creates simulated competitions for potential wagers I know I missing some things even that log list what I miss about you accord that else that the companies also offer. well, I mean, look at you pretty much summarized that we are. We were at a sports entertainment platform. Basically, what we're building is the future of entertainment wagering like When you think about wagering in general, there's is various areas is. There, there's like casino bedding. There's. There's. Your typical physical location, you walk into a casino and you go to a slot machine and you do something they're on. So Las Vegas Type Entertainment, all of that is changing. and then there's like sports betting what does the future sports betting look like an online book making look like? An and Unicorn is effectively using east sports in video games to create this this new era of betting because people who play video games and who are into. East. Sports are not just you know they're not kids. They're they're getting older and you know people like myself who who's in. My mid forties. I love to play Games and I I love to bet on sports and so we're sort of building the future of this face definitely people betting on video. Fares log as video games have existed I. Certainly have bet ever since I had some money in my pocket, I was putting it down challenging by Fred's various video games being Iraq cade or back the Gabe Q. OF NFL street. If feels like a pretty natural expansion of what video games are, can you talk a little bit about? The ways that you give gamers a chance to better themselves so unique. Eastwards. Betty massive thing. I'm here base of us. Vegas. We've got monuments to the value of bedding. But. What does that intrinsic nature of betting that is provided by you modes of UNICORD's thanks. How is the company capitalizing on that? Shirt. So look you know when when you think about the different types of betting, there's there's essentially three different types one of the spectator wagering, which is like ords betting where you're betting against someone or not against your betting on a match on an event that's happening that you're watching. So for example, you're watching club nine versus whatever fanatic or whoever it is you. Can you can watch match and you can place a bet on it just like you can watch traditional sport, the seahawks versus the raiders place that on that that's spectator wagering and we do that we do that really well Then there's the skill bedding staff where where you can now bet on yourself in a video game on a game that you love to play. And no one's been able to solve this away Unicorn has The way it works is let's say you play a game fortnight or League of legends or Doda you can connect your favorite video game to the Unicorn Platform and we give you odds on yourself So you're basically instead of you betting against me met you're betting against yourself. Are you betting against the house really and you're betting on yourself and and we give you odds for you to be one of one hundred for example, in Fort Night and you can go and you can bet any can play that and that's considered a skill Within those two categories, we have different types of offerings that are very unique to Unicorn. So for example, on the spectator side, we have streamer betting where you can watch streamers and you can place bets on your favorites beamers. It's very cool. We also have virtual east sports where you can watch virtual matches twenty, four, seven of East sports and bet on those. and. Then on the skill side, we have you mode as you mentioned where you can connect your favorite video game the platform bet on. Yourself. Against the House but we also have money match where, for example, you can create a a game of NBA two K. or madden or something and then challenge someone on the Internet and and then just just bat and play. It's very cool. And then, and then the third type of betting is is casino betting, which is your traditional Casino Games. So you up those three. Unicorn has the most most breadth. of N depth of anybody in the space, we've really spent the last six years building building this out, doing it in a legitimate way doing it with full regulation mind I just thinking about where the future of of betting entertainment goes I. Think we built some some big value in the brand on and the company in the platform and is this next year is going to determine where that goes. Absolutely I want to talk about regulation a bit in the future as you

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Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95

AP 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 3 d ago

Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95

"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, advise President Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. Bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe. A dozen years later, Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing war with Iraq. Becoming a prominent GOP voice and arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region. The elder Bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at 95.

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Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95

AP 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 3 d ago

Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95

"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, advise President Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. Bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe. A dozen years later, Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing war with Iraq. Becoming a prominent GOP voice and arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region. The elder Bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at

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State of Play Reactions

Beyond!

05:02 min | 3 d ago

State of Play Reactions

"And hello everyone. My name is Jonathan Bush and this podcast beyond episode six, hundred and sixty one. In episode I am starting as I. Prepare a treat thing for my dog because he's angry that I'm recording this show I'm joined this week by Brian All. He can. He can. He can bark for me. He can you Andros joined by Max Scoville. You should get him xbox controller shape squeaky toys so that he can be a playstation show disrupting commodore dog form. That's a good idea. Now, what do you think of this contaminant and then he bites up? Obviously, he's mad that I haven't given them that tree yet. So I'm going to send it his way. Of, course, we are going to be talking all about the state of play which just wrapped up as a recording the show. Unfortunately, Lucy O'Brien can't be with us because her Internet has decided why? Why were today? That's unnecessary? So she's figuring that out. But of course, if you're wondering where regular scheduled episode is already happened, so you can go back and listen to that either on youtube or your favorite podcast services. It's all there But yeah, we want to do a second episode to break down this state of play and we have a full wrap up all of the video screen shots, all that stuff on Nigerian. You can check out a full breakdown of it. I don't think we'll be going. By game during this, but this, what state of play, of course did come with the expectations that there would not be any major first party announcements there would not be any. Hardware or business related announcement. So assumingly here about any I pretty acquisitions or anything like that, I is basically going to be focused on ps four PS VR and some third party indie updates when it comes to ps five. So with that. All in mind as the expectations were set, just sort of a general down feel Brian. I'll start with you. How did you feel about the show overall? It. I guess like a a C. I would seem like a six out of ten or I, guess, that would be a not not a is like a seven, right? So. Six ten I D. Letters. Yeah, maximum. He looks better idea. Let's do states if that's if that's the state of play was a state, it would be a solid. New Hampshire which I don't really have any strong feelings about I don't particularly dislike it, but it doesn't really get me excited. Nobody's like want to go to New Hampshire and I go hell. Let's go to new. Hampshire, right just it was fine like I feel like they were good in terms of getting expectations on the right level. But at the same time like you know they were like it's going to be forty plus minutes and I was like. Well, it's searcher was but. You know. What it was fine it. It's all right. What else are we GonNa do in Twenty Twenty Watch. The News. Yeah I mean I'm trying to think what other states that would be similar to in like most of it, I'm not really interested in visiting, but it had some. Could be. Cool. Yeah, it's yeah. I. Guess I, Guess, that's a good way of putting. It is I. I'll never never turn these things down, but it is. It does feel a little weird that it was. It was just sort of a kind of a few small things. Some slightly bigger things glued together. But nothing really like. Holy Crap that that was huge, but I think the key thing is these been. So sort of inconsistent. If like if they if these were first announced, was it like last year around e three? If somebody had done these on a on a regular cycle, like kind of like Nintendo directs, are I feel like we'd be more accustomed to like what to expect, but the fact that this is this is coming along especially when we're so hungry for PS five news, it's just a little bit like it's even even when they're completely preparing us. It's still a little hard not to be like a little bit underwhelmed. Just like well, I wanted more. Than intended Iraq's have sort of pivoted recently with the their announcement of those like new mini rex doing, and so I think even even the cadence of what these things used to be is now going away and so that's I don't I don't know I feel that like it's cool to get like kind of information drops like this, but on the flip side like I'd. Rather. I'd rather they charge of the laser beam in blasts it when it's when it's big and strong, right? Yeah. It's. It's a weird thing because you know a I think it was maybe a month or two ago. They did almost like a state of play on the playstation blog of ten big upcoming indie Games for PS Horn ps five and I wonder like why wasn't that a state of play presentation Max to your point like the identity of what this is? This year state of play has been the. The last of US and goes to Sushi my showcases and last year was the first one where they focused so much on ps VR that people got very upset that it wasn't focused enough on ps four. So they pivoted in the second one. Had you know F F seven remake finally coming back in a big monster hunter, a ice born DLC showcase. Mike. Big Games that people wanted to see and it has been this uneven inconsistent thing that I don't really know what the identity of it is. and. So going into this presentation, the expectations are set, but

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Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 3 d ago

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died retired Air Force lieutenant general Brent Scowcroft did vice president Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe a dozen years later Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing the war with Iraq becoming a prominent GOP voicing arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region the elder bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at ninety five Sager mag ani Washington

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Oil prices slightly up as Iraq, Saudi vow to cut production

WBBM Early Afternoon News

00:51 sec | 4 d ago

Oil prices slightly up as Iraq, Saudi vow to cut production

"For the NASDAQ will push the composite to a new record high and oil prices are up more than 4% this week. Crude oil trades near a five month high as Iraq promised extra output cuts this month. Yet still fluctuating as investors look for clear signs about a sustained oil demand recovery. We need a young for NewsRadio, 105.9 FM Travel bans and social distancing efforts hammered hotel demand during the spring months, especially in urban markets and resort destinations typically reached by airplane. That sent the closely watched revenue per available room at Hilton Hotels, down 81% in the second quarter that pushed the company to a Los Hilton says it's occupancy rates jumped 20% from April to June. Still, the recent spike in covert 19 cases has deflated a budding rally in room demand.

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A Song For Peace

The Promised Podcast

05:17 min | 4 d ago

A Song For Peace

"This is the story of a song that is in a way the story of this country in the spring of Nineteen, sixty-nine at a sidewalk cafe on Richmond Street tucked in from the corner of Dizengoff. Street in Tel Aviv a twenty four year old poet named Yakov or Janka wrote Blit met a twenty five year old musician and arranger named yet year Rosenbloom and the two men became friends the cafe was called California and the. Place, itself said something about the people who made a habit of spending their days especially, their long nights there. The first thing to know about Cafe California is what it wasn't just one hundred and twenty five meters up Dizengoff was a legendary Bohemian cafe called carseat. It had been in operation since nineteen, thirty five, and since then it was the place where you can find some of Jewish palestines and then Israel's greatest poets and writers. On Alterman and Lebron's Sean Ski. Lay. Goldberg. Alexander Penn great writers who had been young and who grew old drinking coffee in the afternoon and vodka in Iraq at night at the simple spare tables of cassette alongside these luminaries in the nineteen sixties. New Generation staked claims at the table, the actor or. The singer Oregon Stein the architect Yaakov wreck there and many others cafe California was not seat from its vantage half of long block away even the young people at seat where old carseat was yesterday's Bohemia California was today's Cafe California was founded in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thousand, nine by a man named Ab Netanyahu who was only thirty two. Then that had lived a good deal of life. Netanyahu was born in nineteen twenty seven in the southwest corner of what is now Iran in a place called Abedin on the Persian Gulf just. Across the border from Bosra not far from Kuwait at six he was sent to board at Saint. Mary's a Jesuit School in Mumbai where you had an aunt, his parents abandoned. Persia. For India when he was twelve at sixteen and Nineteen, forty three, he lied about his age and joined the Royal Indo British Air Force in time after he trained to watch the Second World War wind down at twenty one he came to fight in Israel's war of independence and never left taking a job as an El Al pilot when he was decommissioned. It was with a few restless L. Buddies that Netanyahu opened cafe. California soon, it was filled with the city's young wannabe writers, directors and poets the people most eager to knock from their sinecures the city's old writers, directors, and poets who argued and held forth at carseat. Ab Thanh was a magnet for Bohemians and he came alive when he was with Bohemians, their company produced in him at once a sense of satisfaction. He had found his people but also a sense of restlessness eighty, nine ton was in constant search of his next Gig in nineteen sixty five he ran for Knesset advice of a friend who worked in PR he pledged that if he was elected, he would fly to Egypt to meet with General Nasser to seek peace after he failed to win a seat in parliament, he anyway bought a nineteen twenty seven steer. Men by playing that, he named piece one on February twenty, eighth nineteen, sixty six, he took off and flying low to avoid Israeli radars he landed in Port Saieed the Egyptians sent him back the next day Nassar had refused to see him back home a retired David Ben Gurion told reporters that not tons trip was an event of moral and political importance and quote pope. Pious gave him a medal of peace and Robert Kennedy and Bertrand Russell sought out his company not much later the notion took hold of Natanz, that music held the key to altering. Israeli. In the summer of Nineteen Sixty Nine AB NATANZ bought a Dutch cargo ship named MVP SEATO MVP stands for motor vessel and he rechristened it the MVP piece from Holland he sailed to New York to raise money and set up a shipboard radio station. His plan was to anchor in the Mediterranean outside territorial waters of Egypt and Israel and broadcast songs of peace that might open the minds of Israelis any. Alike his sojourn to New York stretched biblically three years would pass before he returned with ship in good repair with mixers, turntables, ABC cartridge machines, reel to reel tape machines, and fifty kilowatt transmitter to help not on- by what he needed John. Lennon. And Yoko Ono signed hundreds of posters of the two of them in bed in Amsterdam their famous bet in which not on sold to raise money for audio equipment. John Lennon also offered not time yet. Rolls. Royce grads to sell at auction, but the practical impediments of shipping the grand car stymied the business, the carpenters, Johnny Mathis and other musicians recorded for non promotional clips in praise of peace. Not an idea was that new music might open minds in Israel Egypt. The station eventually began to broadcast in nineteen seventy-three as the voice of peace

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Going old Turkey: a regional power spreads

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:49 min | Last week

Going old Turkey: a regional power spreads

"A decade ago, Turkey's Foreign Minister Audit of Attalou used to boast his country was on good terms with everyone police fantasia want. less confrontation, less tense attitude. Especially, in the region, he spoke at the Council on foreign, relations with the will of the principal. In. Two thousand three. Zero problems with our neighbors. And the made a huge progress. All, that now seems a distant memory Turkey is growing its international influence and not always with a light touch. The country has been backing Libya's government in its civil war. Last month. The Turkish Defence Minister landed in Libya to inspect his troops and opposition warlord warned them to get out or else. Turkey prompted an angry statement from Egypt last week by allegedly planning gas exploration and Egyptian waters. And yesterday Turkish officials railed against an American company for its dealings with ethnic Kurds in neighboring Syria. That Turkey believes to be terrorists. To some, all this adventurism is reminiscent of past chapter of the country's history when the Ottoman Empire ruled all of Syria and far beyond. Turkey, has been playing an especially prominent role in Syria since protests spread into a full blown civil war. Turkey has really become a meshed in Syria since the start of the our spring, the uprisings that took place in two thousand eleven across the Middle East it back. The Islamist. Movements that initially took to the streets and then took up arms. Nicholas Pelham is our Middle East correspondent. But as those fighters were false back towards its border, it's really stepped into try and protect its southern border, stop any more refugees coming into the country and to provide some sort of safe zone for the proteges, and it's also very nervous about the current state law that emotion the northeast of the country. It feels very threatened by the emergence of Kurdish power on the southern borders, and is it reasonable for Turkey to think that those Kurdish forces are really a threat historic? The have been links between the PK, the cuts down Workers Party, which has been waging a thirty five year a war for. Autonomy and separatism inside Turkey. Many of those fighters did flee sought refuge in Iraq and in Syria, and so Turkey is worried about what it sees very much kind of PKK influenced state emerging on its southern borders. So this year it's been launching pretty heavy attacks inside Iraq, it's been sending tanks across the border. It's established positions inside northern Iraq. It's been carrying out drone bombardments, such two hundred kilometers from its border in Saint, John More, Kurds all the way along its southern border inside Syria inside. Iraq see a new Turkish assault, which is pushing deep into their territory and not just unsettling. Kurdish aspirations for sovereignty in Iraq and Syria, and this is also unnerving Arab leaders as well. Who Turkey pushing deep into territory, which was part of the Turkish Republic predecessor. The Ottoman Empire, which ruled the Middle East centuries until its dissolution about a century ago, which is to say that Turkey is expanding its influence is doing this adventurism beyond Iraq and Syria all over the Middle East of the moment. There's a this year has seen the new intervention of the Turkish, Army. Libya. They came to the rescue of the besieged government of National Accord. In Tripoli, which has been fighting a civil war against a renegade general. Khalifa. After Turkish forces established at base on the borders of Tunisia, we're seeing it's frigates make a bid for control of looking coastline and even ward off French frigates. We're really seeing a substantive increase in Turkish. Power across the Middle East and it's not just happening in Liberia. It's happening in Gaza, which is an ally of Turkey. Turkish forces there have tried to help. Cut Break Its blockade by Saudi Arabia they're. A. Few hundred to a few thousand Turkish forces that are they're wasting more Turkish interested in Yemen civil war. We're seeing interest in a Sudanese port and actually Turkey's largest overseas basis in the point of Africa. So really this is a massive increase in Turkey spread across the middle, East and do you believe that the the the Ottoman history plays into that as a return to former glories? In some way? It's very much the in the rhetoric certainly saw Mr. Osman tropes at the at the height of the Arab spring wanted to appear to be the leader of the Muslim world. He was promoting his version of governance across the region hoping to clone the Turkish model across the Middle East. But since the collapse of Islamist movement since its as from power in Egypt and the retreat of many of its forces, he's really kind of played much more on Turkey's national interests. He's ally domestically with what had been his nationals opposition. He seems to be much more concerned on trying to maximize Turkey's economic claims in the. The Mediterranean this since much more about promoting Turkey's national interests than flying it systems colors. This is really an exercise in in hard power and trying to exploit the weakness of others, the retreat of Europe and America from the Middle East. The policies of many Arab governments, and try and push Turkey to fill what seems to be a vacuum of power across the Middle East, and so is that push to serve Turkey's national interests working is, is it benefiting from this from this expansionism? If you're trying to put together a balance sheet of profit balance sheet? Sheet Turkey has benefited from Khatri investment cutters, loans, and investments have helped prop up the Turkish lira. It may be that country's also hoping to fund part of its military costs in Libya Turkeys, keen to promote its companies when it comes to eventual reconstruction of war-torn Libya, which after all is energy rich state, and so long term, there may be benefits, his critics home highlight, the cost it's estimated that Turkish operations in Syria have cost anything up to about thirty billion dollars, and of course, there is a threat that you're going to see a major escalation. Escalation in the Middle East, which could embroil Turkey. It's not just Turkey is entering the middle, East enforce. It's also Russia. Many Arab states are trying to gain Russian support to push back Turkey, not just Syria Egypt the United Arab Emirates looking to Russian support in Libya, and Egypt is sending its tanks to the Libyan borders. The UN warned that the risk of a of a regional war focused on Libya and beyond that that risk was huge. So this is a massive gamble and it looks as if the stakes are going to be increasingly hyphen

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Microsoft, TikTok officials in White House talks to prevent total ban

Squawk Pod

01:55 min | Last week

Microsoft, TikTok officials in White House talks to prevent total ban

"Tiktok is a short form video social media platform, extremely popular with Gen, Z. and millennials during the global pandemic the APP outpaced instagram in of download eating the two billion mark back in April. If you know any teens or adults lockdown and board, you're probably familiar with the platform. Tick Tock has over two hundred, million users us but it's owned by Chinese company Bite Dance, which is where most of the political drama begins United States Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo has consistently voiced concerns about the APPS ties to the Chinese government back in July he lumped Tiktok in with wall way in terms of national security. We are now evaluating each instance where we believe that US citizens data that they have on their phones or in their system or in their healthcare records. We want to make sure that the Chinese Communist Party doesn't have a way to easily access that president trump this weekend suggested banning the APP in the US. We're looking at Tick Tock we may be banning talk. We may be doing some other things that are a couple of options. And Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has confirmed that the department's Committee on foreign. In. The US is reviewing tiktok citing. National. Security concerns, he spoke to ABC over the weekend. I do chair Syfy, which is the committee on Foreign Investment on the United States I've said publicly that it's under review I will say publicly that the entire committee agrees that Tiktok cannot stay in the current format exit risks sending back information on a hundred million Americans. Amid, Washington's focus on national security Microsoft announced that it made by tick tock or at least part of it. Over the weekend the tech giant confirmed that it's in talks to acquire the tick Tock Business in Iraq Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and then it's working with the government deal.

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Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong

The Economist: The Intelligence

17:45 min | Last week

Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong

"The squeeze on political freedoms in Hong Kong is ramping up and fast. On Friday, the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced September's planned elections would be postponed for a year and poss- sediments. I've always had to make difficult decisions but then the announcement I have to make today is the most difficult decision that I have to make in the. Insisted, the delay was only to avoid the spread of COPA, nineteen. The decision to postpone them the training train t electrical election has nothing to do with politics has nothing to do with a likely outcome of this round of. PRO-DEMOCRACY PARTIES, AD HOC for success in the poll riding a wave of discontent at Beijing's recent imposition of sweeping national security law. The legislation broadly defines and harshly punishes subversion sedition collusion with foreigners. Nathan law one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists recently spoke with our sister podcast economists asks why? Phones. Movement is still really strong though there have been protests against the new law. The millions of people who wants surged onto the streets have largely stayed home is police have cracked down harder just try to imagine if you live. In a country place that that is no freedom of expression freedom of them fraiche ethan freedom of thoughts. Then definitely, like protests does not exist or will be lushly quashed earlier last week, twelve pro-democracy candidates were banned from running whenever the elections happened. On Saturday, on Kong's police issued arrest warrants for six political activists living in exile in the West. Since the promulgation of the national security nor on July the first of the scope for political expression has been very much. Dominic Ziegler writes Banyan, our call him on Asian affairs. And because of that, there haven't been any street protests. of any size since July the first because of the consequences. For those taking part. But nevertheless, there has been widespread concern about postponing the election by a year, the Bar Association, representing senior barristers and other lawyers in the territory has expressed what it called grave concern and it said that a decision to postpone September's elections for the Legislative Council, which is known as Mexico was undermining a vital constitutional rights and so what does that mean in practice? What happens with the sitting lawmakers? There are all sorts of implications about what it. Means in practice because hitherto Hong Nor has been very clear you have to hold elections for this quasi-democratic legislature every four years. So the government of Kerry lamb, the chief executive is in a bit of a pickle about how it justifies this. Although she said, it was for reasons of the pandemic several other jurisdictions have been able to carry out elections, and that includes recently elections. In Singapore, there are certainly suspicions that the decision was taken not because of. The pandemic, but because Democrats had a good chance in fact. Gaining for the first time a majority in this rather gerrymandered council and indeed even obstructing a government policy or criticizing the government has it has been suggested by the authorities the risk of falling foul of the new. National Security Law. So this decision is absolutely shot through with politics, but nevertheless to take some finessing by the government. To show that the move is legitimate, the chances are that how it will manage that is to get a ruling from on high from Beijing saying that this is the appropriate course and it's worth bearing in mind that Beijing has always since Hong Kong's return to China. Has Always had the authority to intervene in Hong Kong's has the understanding would be that this would happen only rarely. But in the last few weeks, we've seen it happening time and time again, I think this is going to be the practice for the future. But what about the the the candidates who were banned from running here is, is there a risk that that Beijing will start to essentially stack the LegCo with with loyalists there in this interim year? This certainly is a risk Jason the bear in mind that all the moves around legend. have been made in order to ensure that the pro democratic camp does not secure a majority in the legislature. Now early last week, the authorities did this by disqualifying a dozen also candidates caming that even for criticizing the National Security Law that gave the government grounds for not allowing them to run. Now, a few dozen candidates actually sit in the current Legislative Council. So one big question that the authorities have to find an answer to is whether those four legislators continue to sit in a council session is is now being extended by a year. The chances are that the government will find means to disqualify. Those four and Beijing's moves go further than that. Recently, they're speaking of arresting pro-democracy activists outside of the territory, which is also unusual. That's right has happened in the past week on July the twenty ninth four students were detained for supposedly inciting secession. This seems to have had something to do with facebook page and shortly after became clear that the police had put on a wanted list, a number of activists who are currently in exile. So, there is an example for instance of how China intends for this new national security in order have jurisdiction beyond the borders of the country itself. These people were in the United States, the UK and elsewhere. One of them was not even a Hong Kong citizen better taken up US citizenship and so as as Beijing's hands gets heavier in Hong Kong Antoine Indeed all over the world. How are people coping normal life goes on so far as both the virus and the new political restrictions allow what is certainly happened is that the street protests that so colored and royal the territory last year are now very much a thing of the past. So the act the concerned the worry that. Has. Taken hold in the territory is one that is not always voiced publicly but in private conversations and the concerns really are about Hong Kong's long-term future. One of the possibility is certainly that many people discussing is immigration and a number of countries have. Roots towards long term permanent residency or even citizenship. Those countries include the United Kingdom Australia Canada, the United States. But many people are not in a position to leave immediately. But what happens now with all of the momentum that was behind the protesters but this whole movement now that protests themselves have died down to the protesters are moving abroad. What happens now it looks like well, over half of Hong Kong's population is in favor of democratic change but the possibilities for that through politics and through the ballot box have been very sharply restricted in in recent weeks. So there's a conversation emerging. About what form opposition should take? So people are starting to draw parallels with the Eastern European bloc during the Soviet era too many people here the national security nor is starting to look like the Ray quick building of the Berlin Wall in the early nineteen sixties and people are drawing comparisons with opposition in the decades following that in eastern Europe and that opposition took perform of underground dissident, it took the form of dissident writers and The church played a big role in eastern. Europe. Some hope that it may do here in Hong Kong one positive sign has been taken from last year's protests is an extraordinary. Creativity in in the form of protest art in the form of. Video making. So the hope is that maybe these avenues might at least allow a civil society not only to to hang on by its fingertips but also to grow. Don Thank you very much for your time fact Jason. For. Inciteful pair of interviews about Hong Kong's politics. Look for our sister show the economy asks my colleague and mckelway spoke to activist Nathan Law and to Regina Yip a Pro Beijing member of Hong. Kong's cabinet who said it's the activists themselves who bear responsibility for the mainland's latest moves. It's their choice they had. A goal on the provost part to self-destruction you. Choice. To want to commodes a separatism. From China I. Feel sorry for that. All the problems that they face now are of their own way. No. In fact, they are true young they are too young to commit judgments on these fundamental issues. Why should they be involved in promoting separation from China? Why should be that look for the Economist asks wherever you find your podcasts. Today more than ever. It's essential that we do all the right things to keep our bodies healthy inside tracker is the ultra personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood GNA and lifestyle to help you optimize your body from the inside out transform your body's data into meaningful insights and a customized action plan. Back recommendations you need to reach your goals. Are you ready to take control of your health and wellness journey unlock the power of your potential with inside tracker get twenty five percents off today at inside track or dot com slash listen. America's recent protests against racism and police brutality have drawn much interest in the Middle East. Some people have reacted with shock some with Schadenfreude. For others though America's unrest was an opportunity to discuss the problems with race in their own countries. Most Arab states have a black minority, each of which faces its own discrimination. The worst treatment though is reserved for migrants. There is a scene that played out almost every day for weeks for months outside of the Ethiopian embassy here in Beirut he would see cars pull up and drop off their passengers if the OB and women who were carrying their possessions and suitcases are in bags. Great girls from is our Middle East correspondent based in Lebanon these weren't women catching plane or catching a train. They had nowhere to go actually word maids, domestic workers whose employers. Could no longer afford to pay them because of the economic crisis here in Lebanon also couldn't send them home because the airport was largely closed because of covid one, thousand, nine, hundred, and so they dump them off outside the embassy they simply left them there to be someone else's problem. You would meet women who said they'd been sitting there on the curb for days on end using their bags as pillows simply left the fend for themselves. And isn't that kind of a general comment on how Lebanon treats migrant domestic workers? It is even before cove in nineteen. Before the economic crisis, there was widespread racism and harsh treatment of migrant workers here there are a number of cases where Lebanese have advertised their maids on facebook as if they were property, there was a post back in April that offered a Nigerian made who was described as being very active and very clean and she. was being sold for one and a half million Lebanese pounds, which is worth about a thousand dollars at the official exchange rates. There was also a clip that was circulated widely here in Lebanon in June it was from a television channel in Ghana that covered the return of two hundred or so Ghanaian citizens from Lebanon most of them. One, hundred, eighty of them were women working as domestic workers here, and they described horrendous conditions and treatments. Fit. After that sexual harassment. They bit s like animals. I have videos of this. I went through in that country and they also warned other people not to follow them to Lebanon not to come here to work. No. Doubt Music and go back to Lebanon is not a country that we should be. How does this situation come about? Where for instance, an people find themselves trapped with arguably abusive employers often starts with unscrupulous recruiters are agents migrants who come here to other countries in the middle. East. Are often promised good salaries, respectful working conditions and they arrive and find out that it's anything. But but then they find themselves trapped for two reasons. One is they often have to take out loans to pay fees to these recruiters and the loans can run thousand dollars two. Thousand dollars which when you're making only a few hundred dollars a month and you're trying to send much of that to your families back home it can take many months if not years to pay off those loans. So they find themselves trapped by debt. They also find themselves trapped by something called the Catholic system, which again exists here in Lebanon and many other countries in the Middle East whereby migrant workers are bound to their field or their sponsor, and so they can't simply. Changed jobs because their residency in their work permit is connected to their sponsor, and if they leave that job, they have to leave the country. So you meet migrants who say despite the awful conditions they're making more money here than they would make back home, and so they're willing to they're forced to continue to put up with US conditions because they're blocked from finding another job, and so all of this is a function of how the Lebanese feel about migrants or is this. Strictly a racial thing. It's hard to separate the two because almost all of the migrants here are either from east and South Asia or from Africa. So it's often connected to race as well as their status being migrant workers but the racism here it cuts across socio-economic lines I spoke with a black diplomat too says been pursued through upscale shopping malls Lebanon by security guards thought she was a housekeeper and they wanted to know why she was shopping without her madame without her employer. So Racist, certainly a problem here and in other countries around the Middle East and not only when it comes to migrants states across the Arab world have black minorities. You have Egypt for example, the Nubians who have been there for thousands of years you have in the Levant and the Gulf states black communities that are often the descendants of slaves taken by Islamic empires or the descendents of African Muslims who made pilgrimages to places like Saudi Arabia and decided to stay again, those communities face various kinds of commission as well. Would you mean by that? Will you hear some of it? Simply in the language that people use darker skinned people referred to with terms like opt, which means slave Anwar Sadat was president of Egypt darker skin than his predecessor was sometimes referred to as his predecessors black poodle you turn on the television in the Middle East and black face is fairly common sight on Arabic language television and no doubt that kind of racism manifests in in everyday life in lots of ways, it does you see it in areas of life. March choice of partner you have families that will see skin color as a marker for Associate Comic Status Lighter skinned people seen as being wealthier and more educated. You see it in the workplace as well in Iraq, for example, where there's a black community that has been there for at least a thousand years they to this day struggle to obtain government jobs and they're often relegated to doing menial work and living on the outskirts of society. You see it as well in the Gulf states where there's almost a racial hierarchy to employment. If you walk into a Nice Hotel and the Gulf you might see black migrants from Africa working as security guards or as porters. You will see them far less often in jobs that require interaction with customers. Waiters hairdressers, things like that those jobs which are better paid than less taxing often go to lighter skinned workers from Asia or from Arab countries I mean racism has been very much on the agenda over the past few months because of the the killing of George Floyd protests that erupted across the world did that wave of protests hit the Arab world as well? The protests themselves. Didn't reach the Arab world. This is a region fortunately protest often a criminal offence of we didn't see much in the way in street demonstrations either in solidarity or around the region's own issues with racism but it has certainly escalated the conversation that's taking place both online and offline. There was a video that circulated quite widely earlier this summer was shot by a Palestinian actress condit's. Who recounted some of the just casual bigotry that she's heard and day-today Life Semis Ben Aston Headache. Mariam. People often argue that it's harmless. It's just words. And allow. Them. One of the points that she was trying to make in this video is that it does hurt people and that it does have an influence not only on the targets of it but on societies broader attitude towards Black Arabs, and do you think having these kinds of discussions on social media and the like will make much of a difference? Is it enough having a conversation about these? Things is certainly better than nothing. But one thing that we've seen certainly in America through years and years and years of protests against racism and police brutality is that just having a conversation doesn't actually bring political change or social change. That's something that takes a long time and it also takes concerted effort in politics and education, and unfortunately one of the problems in countries across this region. Is that there are few avenues to do that, and so it's good to have a conversation about these things but. The ways that you actually go about making concrete change. Unfortunately, those ways are often blocked in the middle. East. Thanks very much for joining US greg.

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Dr Fauci grilled on virus spread during protests

What's On Your Mind - Encore

01:53 min | Last week

Dr Fauci grilled on virus spread during protests

"Kim Jordan questioning Dr Fauci today on Capitol Hill. Listen here now recognizes for five minutes, Mr Jordan. Thank Mr Chairman, Dr. Fell to do protest increased the spread of the virus. Protest increased the spread of the virus. I think I could make a general statement by half a 1,000,000 protesters on on June June 6th 6th when when I'm I'm just just asking asking that that number number of of people people doesn't doesn't increase increase the the spread spread of of Iraq Iraq crowding. crowding. Together, Together, particularly particularly when when you're you're not not wearing wearing a a masked masked contributes contributes to to the the spread spread of of the the virus virus should be limit. The protesting I'm not sure. What do you make should How do we say Limit the protesting your government limit. The protesting I don't think that's relevant to. Well, you just said if it increases the spread of the virus, I'm just asking should be limited. Well, I'm not in a position to determine what the government could do in a forceful way. While you make all kinds of recommendation. You make comments on dating on baseball and everything you can imagine. I'm just asking. You just said protest increased to spread. I'm just asking. Should we try to limit the project? I think I would leave that to people who have more of a position to do that. I can tell you government stopped people from going to church Doctor Falke. Yeah. Last week in the Calvary Chapel Case. Five liberals on the Supreme Court said it was okay for Nevada to limit church services. 100. I mean, justice, Gorsuch said it best, he said. There's no there's no world in which the Constitution permissive added a favor Caesar's palace over Calvary Chapel I'm just asking. Is there a world where the Constitution says you can favor one First Amendment Liberty? Protesting over another practicing your faith. I'm not favoring anybody over anybody. I'm just making a statement. That's a broad statement that avoid crowds of any type. No matter where you are, or what he wants him to say is is insane. Do not You know, stop a protest for the code crisis because you stop people going to church?

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Washington D.C. Museum Of The Bible To Return Looted Artifacts To Iraq

All Things Considered

01:31 min | Last week

Washington D.C. Museum Of The Bible To Return Looted Artifacts To Iraq

"Opened around three years ago. The museum of the Bible here in Washington, D. C has faced several scandals over the way it obtained antiquities somewhere looted, even fake. The museum says it has corrected the problems, but it's been a complicated task. NPR's Jane Arraf reports. The museum now plans to send some artifacts back to Iraq that it didn't even know it had The Museum of the Bible was founded by billionaire Steve Green and evangelical Christian whose family owns the Hobby lobby Craft store chain. He wanted to show the book's history and impact. But he didn't know much about antiquities or the illegal market for them or show much concern. Three years ago, the US government find hobby lobby $3 million for lack of due diligence. The company returned to Iraq, thousands of clay tablets and other items. That had been shipped a hobby lobby from other countries. Some marked ceramic tile samples. Now, the museum's chief curator, Jeff Claudia, tells us they're packing up more pieces to return to Iraq because they can't tell whether they were looted his paperwork and very vague paperwork. So I don't know if he's purchased sight on scene or be reviewed before they were purchased. Flow has referring to what the museum now realizes, or more than 8000 clay tablets and other artefacts and acquired from dealers in the US, the UK and Israel. They're believed to have come from Iraq.

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The Hydrafacial Talent Directory - A Great Initiative

Inside the Spa Business | Spa

01:49 min | Last week

The Hydrafacial Talent Directory - A Great Initiative

"Hydra facial as many of you will know is an as a technology and product company with a pretty good reputation. It must be said they've got some great products and solutions. Now, as a result of this current crisis businesses obviously suffered a little bit and they've had to let some people go but rather than just let them go and say by by what they have done is created the talent directory, which is essentially a website where you can go to find all of the people that have been late, go from hydro facial and getting contact with them if you're looking for people. To hire in your business now it's listed by the skills and experience. You can select someone from marketing skills or our deal sale technology it all sorts of different skill sets and it's got the profile of the individual. It's got their regime made contact details. You can basically hit them up. It's essentially a free recruitment. So but it's designed of course to try and help the people that have helped hydro facial at Iraq, and it is a fantastic fantastic example of what businesses really should be doing to try and look after the people as best they can we count all keep everybody employed On the business, just sustain it but going the extra mile and setting up this talent directory that fateful set up is a great way to at least try to help the people that have been let go to secure other employment. So go and check it out I'll put a link to that in the comments below. Thanks to Leah. Agenda for telling me all about these because I think it's a fantastic initiative hats. Off the Hydra facial go and check out the Hydra facial talent directory. If you're looking to hire anybody in any of these areas, sales marketing technology, it pretty much anything in your business go check out the Hydra facial talent directory website. I. Think initially once again, hats off very very, very impressed with what they've done

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Hong Kong's new security law explained

BTV Simulcast

04:38 min | Last week

Hong Kong's new security law explained

"Has denied attacking free speech after biting a dozen candidates from Legislative Council elections scheduled for September. The decision really does come a day after police arrested four youths over social media Post chief North Asia correspondent Stephen Angle has investigated the ramifications of this national security Lou in a new hour long documentary airing later. Friday. In fact, just over half an hour's time is hunger on aged to Steve joins us now with a look at what's in store for the opposition. After these latest move, Steve Well, Obviously, it's a big blow to the opposition if they have 12 of their candidates and potentially even more to be disqualified because, according to the government here, they do not necessarily meet the qualifications of supporting the basic law as well as the new national security law. So it is a blow. I mean, it is one of the biggest disqualifications. It is the biggest disqualification of candidates. Because four years ago in 2016 6 candidates were disqualified and I'll let you decide of the merit on those disqualifications in this slice of Hong Kong on edge, too. I honestly feel that at the end of the day at the moment, we're on like an airplane with a lot of turbulence. Everybody's holding on waiting for the plane to land. But in most cases the plane land safely or waiting for it to crash or waiting for it to crash, But I honestly feel that this airplane is not going to crash because China needs Hong Kong. They needed open Hong Kong. They're not gonna change the mode here. They just want to keep it safe. You want to make it stronger? Fei Jing Shirley, though, doesn't want a stronger pro democracy campaign. Before the passage of the national security law. Pan Democrat lawmakers have been accused of using disruptive and filibustering tactics while fostering anti China sentiment playing cards similar to those the U. S government put out in Iraq during the second Gulf War. I've circulated here, singling out the faces of pro democracy advocates, including the human rights lawyer, Albert Ho, the ace of hearts, There will be a lot of scaring tactics. Many people are being scared away. You know, they want to defeat you without using using any force or even waiting at a war that is That is the way that the Chinese play. You know the game. If I sit here and say no, I will never be arrested. Emily Lau. Were you born yesterday? You live under Communist rule. How dare you say? I've never said that even in 1997. But neither did I predict that. Oh, I will be arrested tomorrow. No, we live under Chinese rule. So anything everything that happened. It would not surprise us, because that's the way they behave to their own people. But we will stay and fight. I don't think I'm going to leave. Even though I know I'm facing imminent risk being put in jail because you know if I become scared All the other people were also more become u know where is scared that then the whole community to be stifled. Have? Nope. Random with Hong Kong and we need to fight until the last minute, according to the anti subversion regulation before the Nationalists created lot implement in Hong Kong. This in the field is legal. But after the national security law implement in Hong Kong, this interfere might be illegal. And not only arresting me even arrest you. Freedom of speech is limited by the new that made me The freedom to ever Uncle Independence freedom to advocate overthrowing the Chinese Communist Party. I omit that there is some limitation and freedom of speech is freedom of the press. Under threat. No, no, no unless they involved in succession, subversion or not terrorist activities. But do people have to be worried about what they post on Facebook? What they post on social media, nannies and their employees? Post war? Yes, I don't think you have judicious obligation for what you are. What criminal ofthings your stuff meets the department is if you are not involved with them. You have no intention to carry out succession, subversion and terrorists X Then what? What have you to fear about?

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Yazidi children still haunted by Islamic State, Amnesty International says

BBC World Service

00:23 sec | Last week

Yazidi children still haunted by Islamic State, Amnesty International says

"Amnesty International says Yazidi religious and ethnic minority Children who survived captivity at the hands of the Islamic state Group in northern Iraq are suffering physical and mental health problems. Many Azizi Children were killed by ice and 2014 when they over around their ancestral homeland. Amnesty International says those who survive need long term support.

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An Excerpt from the book Mind To Mind Conversation by Denis Hachey on

Optimal Living Daily

04:54 min | Last week

An Excerpt from the book Mind To Mind Conversation by Denis Hachey on

"An excerpt from the book. Mind to mind conversation by Denis Ashi. The Voice of my subconscious grew over time refusing to leave me alone. It didn't stop at answering questions anymore. Sometimes, it actually told me what to do like saying I needed to pay closer attention to what I was looking at. It sells missing the important things in life. The life had been leading. It said was a recipe for disaster. It said that everything I did was my own choice that my future was formed by the thoughts. I told myself and the decisions I made, for example, when I told myself, I wasn't ever going to amount to anything. Well, that's what would happen. I didn't want to listen to this kind of talk life was what it was I figured. I hadn't been mourn lucky, and I wouldn't be able to change a thing about it just by thinking differently. But my subconscious disagreed it insisted that my subconscious mind was more powerful than I thought it decided to show me a physical example of what he was talking about and I was pleased to see it chose to do. So while I was playing cards on my subconscious was part of the game. It remembered every play I started to win some pretty good money based on what he was telling me. But after few weeks is stopped helping me my demanded to know why. Because when he had cards making money like this is not the way to happiness. I don't know about that. I said fuming feeling. Pretty happy. So why did you even bothered Helmi at all? Because I want you to be aware of how powerful the subconscious can be. Alcyone. impressed. But it's plan did work by showing me the difference it made when I did or didn't use my subconscious I. saw that my mind had hin strengths some days. I, walk the city streets, my subconscious made me study the Nice homes in the neighborhood. This could be yours. It told me. Just. The thought. Made me laugh never on not that. Lucky. If. You say so. You have to be born rich to live in a place like that. If you say so. He started I. Repeat that phrase a lot and it drove me crazy of my subconscious seemed to be having a good time. Why are you? Always? So happy I asked, I'm having a great time. Replied, you see before your accident? All you ever did was say negative things about yourself and be self destructive I wanted to answer. But there was no way for you to hear what I was saying everything has changed now that you can hear me. I was curious. Are you ever negative because never hear you get angry or frustrated? Think of me. As he would think of nature, nature always wants to be in a positive state. Negativities is in part of that. See there I looked where he was indicating. Yeah. So That tree is growing out of Iraq. It hardly has any soil beneath it, but survives because it wants to grow to be positive on the other hand if it was in your frame of mind and Newington Avenue soil and might just quit growing. I studied the tree really seeing it there for the first time. It really was amazing seeing how it clung to life despite the lack of soil I started to think about the idea of positive thinking and wondered if the concept could help me. Of course said my subconscious. David I'm like a master. Gardener, and you are the gardener I can do almost anything. You can imagine people have used their subconscious to the fullest have done. What other people said was impossible. They send people to the moon. They have led nations. All I really need is for you to believe in me and use me properly David Dewavrin using me until now is like a gardener not taking care of his garden. Your plants are scattered all over the place, the weeds of taken over and nothing is going to grow. The image of my life as neglected garden was so clear my mind, I couldn't help but identify with it. I. Suddenly wanted all to change I, wanted my girl rich with green. What. Am I supposed to do? Surrender, to my advice, follow what I have to teach you. and. What is that? I have unlimited potential, it said to me patiently, I can help you gain more power than you could ever imagine a knows difficult to believe something like that since I'm invisible. But think about this. When you look at successful people, then compare them to those who haven't success. You can't see physical difference other than the material goods which might surround them. The difference is invisible. Just like I am invisible seem strange right now, but will all make sense if you allow yourself to accept it if direct your subconscious in the right direction, you can accomplish results. Then again if you direct your subconscious in the wrong direction. It can destroy you. I, could almost see it, but I'll still so confused. Who Were you? Really, what is your purpose? I worked with the Creator to help you grow from your one or regional sell and become what you are. Now

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"iraq" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

09:26 min | 7 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Ah We come on the air tonight. We have breaking news. Iran's Revolutionary Guard says that it has launched ballistic missiles in the direction of American air bases in Iraq where troops are stationed Iranian state. Television says the attack was launched in revenge for the assassination of the Iranian General Gossip Austin Sulejmani missiles fired tonight. Part of what. Iran is now calling Operation Martyr Salah Body. McDonald's loans for inside Iran struck to at base. Isn't that bill and I'll assads just west of Baghdad. We have learned what are the basis targeted. Asad airbase in western Iraq and on BAR president trump and the first lady visited a little more than a year ago December. Two Thousand Eighteen Jin Williams. Vox How much damage to these missiles. Do last night so we don't yet know the damage to the facilities as themselves the US military in the Iraqis are still kind of figuring that out and they haven't really made anything clear on that but we do know about casualties and according to NATO forces who you're part of the coalition that's involved there with the US according to the US and according to the Iraqi prime minister there were no casualties among any of the US troops any of the Iraqi forces who were there or any of the international forces. Is it still a big deal. That Iran chose to launch these ballistic missiles the fact that they decided to fire ballistic. Dick Missiles from Iran is a very important point as opposed to as opposed to using their proxy groups these Shia militia groups that are backed by Iran inside Iraq. They typically do that way. They will have these groups fire rockets toward facilities or rocky facilities and that kind of creates a level of plausible muscle. Deniability right we didn't do it. It was just groups over there. We have nothing to do with them but this was a very clear message it was. We are sending these from Iran they are directly targeting orbiting. US facilities and. We're very clear that we are very angry about the killing of costumes for the money and we're making no bones about it and the Iranian government has issued statements about this attack. What are they explicitly saying? They are saying that. This is a proportionate response for the killing of Money the Iranian military commander that the the US assassinated. They are saying that this is a concluded response so Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Said you know we executed this attack but we have concluded included it so they are very strongly signaling that this was our response. We had to respond and they they did. The Iranians basically had no choice but to respond to the killing feeling of such a high level military commander. But they're also saying look. We are doing this big show of force but we are stopping the light of actually killing the Americans or any Iraqis for for that matter. The United States killed Iran's like foremost military leader and their revenge was peppering some bombs with mixed results that killed nobody not that this is like death toll for death toll. Was this sort of a more hesitant response from Iran. Iran definitely could have done a lot more and they chose not to. They have a lot of ways that they can strike against Americans and American allies in the region including Israel and they threatened to do so last night. We were watching this unfold. They were issuing all kinds of threats saying if the US responds again then we could potentially launch a terrorist attack inside the the United States which they could theoretically do they were saying you know. We could attack targets in Israel they specifically named the city of Haifa. They also said they could attack Dubai but but they chose not to. How did president trump react so somewhat? Surprisingly last night he reacted fairly positively. Lots of exclamation points right. Yeah he he tweeted quote all is well. Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. And you wouldn't think those statements would really go together all is well Iran just fired missiles missiles that US but he said later in the tweets so far so good and bragged about having the most powerful military but in that tweet last night he also said I will be making a statement tomorrow morning and he did today a little bit after eleven o'clock from the White House so you walked out to the podium. He's he's flanked. By all of his top generals military brass and Mike Pence looking very somber and he walked right out to the microphone and said as long as I'm president of the United States. It's Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning isn't it. I quite a preface. It is very odd. It was kind of important to what he was going to get into later on but there were three main points that really stood out to me from trump's speech. The first is that he made it very clear. Clear that big. US military response to Iran's attacks last night. Iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for for all parties concerned at a very good thing for the world. He was very clear in saying this ends here in terms of the big military fight however he he did say some other things that could be taken as escalation and a little bit lower level. The United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic economic sanctions on the Iranian regime. These powerful sanctions will remain until Iran. Changes its behavior that that is not de escalation that is escalation. He is putting even more sanctions on Iran and then he addressed the nuclear deal. It's called the that joint comprehensive plan of Action Shen the US withdrew from that deal already but other countries still remain in it including the UK. Germany France Russia China and they must now break away from the remnants of the Iran deal or JCP away and that's really important because under that deal those countries plus the United States when we were still in the deal basically basically agreed to lift economic sanctions and give Iran economic benefits in exchange for them putting curbs on their nuclear program so essentially calling on those countries to reimpose sanctions. Nations stopped doing business any business with Iran and go back to much more hardcore like economic pressure against Iran. So again in that case not deescalatory it quite the opposite. You've been waiting for twelve hours for the president's remarks here what was your major takeaway from what he said so the big takeaway is that everyone can breathe a sigh of relief for now that the big scary bombing each other conflict between us and Iran is probably dying down for now however one thing you need to understand about Iran. Is that when they do responses like this they will tend to do a big response like we saw last night something showy right but then they will do things things that are a lot lower level kind of over the course of time so we could see things like cyber attack other kind of lower level fighting or attacks from those those proxies that we're used to seeing those kinds of things rocket attacks from proxy groups in Iraq and other places potentially targeting of US troops or US allies and other places like Syria Yemen and other other places like that so while I think there could be a second wave of attacks. They definitely threatened that so far they seem to be signaling very clearly that none of that will happen and unless the US escalates in return but we could continue to see the kind of low level Tit for tat kind of violence and can a shadow war between the US and Iran likely continue for a long time to come so if trump strategy here was to take out a major opposition figure to the United States and face. No real consequences Did he just win. Is Too soon to tell. Honestly if this is where it ends then you could probably say that. Yeah that you know. We took out this very dangerous figure Gary who is responsible for the deaths of a lot of Americans and Iraqis by the way with few consequences with no American casualties with no Iraqi casualties. But this this isn't over yet and at the bare minimum. This certainly escalated things to a very dangerous level so there was no death toll in these missile attacks attack that Iran launched last night but overnight something like one hundred and seventy people did die in Iran in this plane crash in Tehran. Did that have anything to do with this. So this Boeing flight headed from Tehran to Kiev Ukraine crash pre shortly after takeoff inside Iran. So far it doesn't look like it had anything to do with the US Iran eight. It's still too early to tell. They're still investigating the Ukrainian government. Initially she came out and said there was no sign of terrorism or any other like missiles or anything like that but they then took that statement down and are now saying it's under investigation. It looks like there was probably some kind of maybe a fire. Engine failure had happened shortly after takeoff so in other words like a mechanical failure. But it's too soon to talent L. and obviously just given the timing. There's a lot of speculation that this has something to do with it certainly possible but as of right now it doesn't seem like that's probably the case apart from this plane crash. All these incidents have taken place in Iraq the killing of Sulejmani these missile attacks last night. How does Iraq feel about this beef between Iran and the United States playing out on its soil? Not Great Iraq is coming up on two decades of war being fought on its soil from the Iraq. War are to the fight against Isis. And they're really caught in a tough place. Between two allies the Americans.

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"iraq" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

02:08 min | 7 months ago

"iraq" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Ballistic missiles perhaps seeing tonight that have maneuverable reentry vehicles so they can get control them after they fly so they could be very precise as to the tens of meters and that's new Iran that gives them all kinds of new cards to play. They didn't even a year. You know five years ago. It's quite dangerous Dichter. What is the power that Iran obviously there is you know there was an Iran Iraq war which a million people were killed on either side? I mean horrific war involving children in minefields how is Iran viewed now. And how does that play into. You know it's an attack on Iraqi soil. Well good question. I think in Iraq Iran is seen as this kind of the big the big neighbour who's never go away. He's always gonNA live next door and around has obviously been putting a lot of money. On these proxy forces there is political forces as well. Yeah they're they're deeply embedded in the Iraqi establishment and the Iraqi government every way and they live right next door and they make that very clear and if they need to exert leverage or pressure in all the way up to assassination. They can do it. And so when the Iraqis try to talk to the United States they have they say you know we gotta we gotta live with these guys next stories. Don't forget that they're right in the Middle Jobe. We're talking with Dexter before you joined us about the weak now. Have the Iraqi parliament saying that the wants wants to expel the. US forces Iraqi cabinet has to take that up. I it the leadership as well and how if the US actually you know a sick irony would be if the US did actually withdraw forces from Iraq under pressure. That's exactly what Iran has wanted in terms of Isis though What is the potential for Isis to come back as they did the last time? US forces pulled out. Well if you think about why we have troops groups in Iraq to begin with. It's right now. It's mostly because we want to control isis to go after the remaining pockets vices that still exists. There's still networks that are there and prevents Vince..

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"iraq" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"iraq" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Eighties under the mattresses on the floor tiles, all Iraq casualties from these remaining homemade mines arriving Iraq has seen wave after wave of violence since the US led invasion in two thousand and three and the remnants of war according fair and disquiet the world needs not take its I off the ball. You can argue to the cows come home about about the legitimacy of the invasion, but was absolutely clear. Is it the consequences of a still a mess from the guardian? I'm in direction today in focus after years of conflict. What does liberation really mean in Iraq? I mean, you're very conscious of continuing security threat. I mean, you still sense that it's a it's a divided and trouble place is just wondering whether it can be optimistic again. Peter bay Mont is a senior reporter at the guardian and has covered the conflict in Iraq since the beginning, and he was back in the country this week. So the last few days, I I've been reversing Faluji for the first time world since two thousand and four. Faluji is a city about an hour drive west of the capital back that. News from typically rookie city. I mean, it's very flat. It kind of runs into the desert. It's kind of a rundown place with this sort of industrial area of of little metal workshops and things like that new flows of mosques nitsa very religious place. It's sort of prides itself in its hospitality. But also says good reputations. Having been one of those places that quite a long time. It's been dangerous before on this. Visit what was the situation like when you were last there? The last time I was which was at the beginning of two thousand and four I think situation was guessing worse and worse. It was getting to be a place that was very difficult to visit. I mean, we run into some people who didn't wish us very well. So we left in in quite a hurry. And wish you L in what way? Oh, there were men with guns who wants to come and talk to us. And I mean, we were fortunate we we were able to leave. But it was it was quite a quite a frightening experience. It was just over ninety minutes. Gone. President Bush's deadline for Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq that US warships and planes launched. The opening salvo of operation Iraqi freedom special the headlines, the attack on Iraq has begun US forces fired cruise missiles at Baghdad just before door heated take us back two thousand three after US forces entered back that what happened in the period of followed the US led invasion. Faluji became more and more restive those an incident in which some demonstrators were shot by US forces. Iraqi blood spilt time in days, flew to dead and fourteen injured after US troops opened fire on anti-american demonstrators. Ironically, the shooting happened at a much protesting gates to the deaths of thirty rock is killed on Monday. It became one of those places. You know, the the insurgency initially started and took off from. I mean, I think I lost visited trip. Probably around a week. After the American contracts have been killed in the city and bodies hung from one of the bridges over the river. There. We're going to begin with Iraq this evening, four American civilians were killed there today, and sometimes happens the cameras were there for the gruesome aftermath, the four men were from that period. It's kind of this complex history of citing at times people inside the city, citing with the the original insurgents than Al Qaeda figures arrived in the.

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"iraq" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM

KROQ 106.7FM

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM

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WPUL Radio 1590

03:21 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on WPUL Radio 1590

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MYfm 104.3

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

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KROQ 106.7FM

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM

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Channel 955

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on Channel 955

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WiLD 94.9

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on WiLD 94.9

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"iraq" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on On The Media

"I did a lot of polls about religion i felt that the conflict had some side of it that was really connected to religion and sick terrorism it was just my general view how people thought about it they were just raised that way and it was really hard for them to to give it up and that's what we seeing right now in iraq people are forgotten the worst years of two thousand and six thousand seven and there's a return of sectarian killings and assassinations but do you believe that you can reason people out of it well we try all the time it's just at some point you really give up say thanks a lot no problem at all say i'd qasim blogs still at healing iraq when lee fadhel the doctor turned rockstar fixer finished his studies at nyu he had the very american experience of not finding job partly because of the economic crash and partly because his usual clients had less interest in the war so he applied for political asylum in the us anyway he says journalism died in iraq after the american forces left the thirties bared down hard on reporters there could be scurity to police the army friends of mine who still there quick journals because it's becoming really dangerous and not only dangerous it's useless because you can't really move around and do what you want to do as we're used to before when the streets where you know not controlled by anybody what you're saying is that you preferred as journalists the the chaos in the street.

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"iraq" Discussed on RobinLynne

RobinLynne

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on RobinLynne

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"iraq" Discussed on RobinLynne

RobinLynne

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on RobinLynne

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"iraq" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"So if you wanna find me go to www that unlimited love and light dot com or find us on facebook at unlimited love and life jesus com i lifestyle two two at the biggest iran with them madam care and the church does threecubicmetre just iraq my them i referring third indefinitely you put 'em what you're a great need more more work than when your boy who don't work when negative lil lil ukraine build promo you wanna bologna record that now now any clarity paint a picture of the word now would days the rarity vaughan the story of never let the word diplomatically advert rescued at and send them who but the money you think your mom i don't judge we shop the plan us there your baby boy villa just a little bit more madam i am the church with his twelve he will obstruct iraq's with them right madam i am the church booth he will pick up trucks iraq which because my them i think blunt blunt login lorient employs began fold and take you they have on the plant no was blocked growth stories and love ramp can't cut the move coaching flew home now though so take your breath don't we know live thinking which hotel only to add much live making you not about that at a year you really did it the key until you don't dini late yesterday what is i am the church with growth obstructs iraq.

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"iraq" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"National conference's under the support programmes it could be a billion dollars two billion dollars that you provided iraq while the the need is in tens of billions of dollars so that challenge is something that everybody is grappling with right now the reconstruction conference in kuwait what do you do you expect to be big there to be big debates there will be the big questions that will be raised there do you think the effort is part of the international community's attempts to help iraq to move forward and to help with the reconstruction post isis i think at the beginning of the campaign much of the focus was on the military campaign that it was a source of criticism and reconstruction and stabilisation on reconstruction were things that the international community said these are iraqi issues but gradually they realized that iraq cannot do this to the drop in oil prices so these conferences are important but there is now a debate about how to make sure that this conference does not become just providing assistance to the iraqi government in terms of uh eight how does it become a partnership or civil society can come and play a role on reconciliation sold goes beyond physical reconstruction second how for the private sector to play a role in terms of investments and third than the continue the aid that is necessary with the 404 for internally displaced persons but the fundamental issue is that iraq's politics half to show enough positive signs so that the political failure will not get us back into isis 20 that it will provide enough assurances for investors to come and invest and third not to be basically bogged down on physical reconstruction and forget about the social programs and political programs that are necessary to prevent an isis 20 so what will be the sign of success for these sorts of programmes better than civil society and humanitarian and development will it be the return of of minority communities are simply the stabilization lack of violence.

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"iraq" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"Show us in measurable terms what are you doing specifically for the little just minorities water most vulnerable from their perspective and the iraqi context welcome to foreign policy i'm sharon weinberger executive editor for news and you're listening to the er i'm in washington today in joining me in the studio is fp fellow restar ben and saw hong homicide the director middle east program that the united states as the two peace last week foreign policy published a piece detailing vice president mike pence is vision to grant more us aid to christians and religious minorities in iraq against the advice of officials at the state department and others at the united nations who initially feared the move could backfire and the peace recent foreign policy reporter dander loose detailed how the administration prompted in part by vice president mike pence is strong links to christian advocacy groups recently clashed the united nations development programme over how to spend aid funds in iraq insisting more resources be chaldean christian communities and other minority groups the administration rejected un dps assessment and that of some officials at the state department that the aid should be focused more popular areas around the war damage city of mosul so i wanted to start off by asking what is the state of minority communities in iraq how are they affected by disarming states presence and then what is the situation for them now well first of all thank you for having me the minority religious minorities in iraq in a very dire condition and actually there since jewish and has been in constant the state of decline in the past the over the for over a decade now the attacks by alqaeda recently by ices have meant that they were pushed out of their areas and their numbers in your riot feud in iraq significantly declined from about one point five million around two thousand three now to under a quarter of a million for the christians and that's an estimate so they're areas have been mostly controlled by isis the it has been liberated but the religious minorities remain this place for the most part and what sort.

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"iraq" Discussed on War Stories w/ Oliver North

War Stories w/ Oliver North

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on War Stories w/ Oliver North

"As democracy take sold in places like flew other parts of iraq remain a haven for terrorists along the syrian border us troops take on the enemy in fierce desert battles operation matador is next the violence sunni triangle includes march of all on bar province but we're iraqis and americans are working together it is safe however in the far west city of all crime is an island of wallis located three hundred eighty miles west of baghdad in the harsh remote aljazeera desert i'll timing straddles the euphrates river which snakes in iraq from neighboring syria less than ten miles away it very much of the wild west this area for a long time well before we got here but a region working on the border has smuggling and then basically criminal traffic to fight lieutenant colonel tim monday commands the third battalion second marines anelka he's well aware how these old smuggling routes from syria noticed rat lines are used today by terrorists tends to be an area where they seem to want comments from training build uh you know vehicle bombs things like that we controlled a significant portion of the alltime area and in that area foreign fighter operations were limited major john reid is the executive officer of third battalion second marines north of our area the foreign fighters created a safe haven for themselves it supported insurgency operations into the heart of iraq there just is no functioning police it's us against the insurgents.

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"iraq" Discussed on PURE ROCK RADIO Originals

PURE ROCK RADIO Originals

01:50 min | 3 years ago

"iraq" Discussed on PURE ROCK RADIO Originals

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