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UAE says it intercepted 2 ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi
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US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria
"Candace Candace Candace Candace that that that that fights fights fights fights is is is is have have have have advanced advanced advanced advanced against against against against Islamic Islamic Islamic Islamic state state state state fighters fighters fighters fighters in in in in Syria's Syria's Syria's Syria's northeast northeast northeast northeast with with with with the the the the help help help help of of of of the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. led led led led coalition coalition coalition coalition at at at at Pala Pala Pala Pala intense intense intense intense clashes clashes clashes clashes with with with with Islamic Islamic Islamic Islamic state state state state militants militants militants militants took took took took place place place place around around around around the the the the prison prison prison prison with with with with thousands thousands thousands thousands of of of of extremists extremists extremists extremists were were were were held held held held fighting fighting fighting fighting initially initially initially initially breakout breakout breakout breakout when when when when more more more more than than than than a a a a hundred hundred hundred hundred militants militants militants militants attacked attacked attacked attacked the the the the main main main main present present present present in in in in the the the the northeastern northeastern northeastern northeastern city city city city of of of of Passau Passau Passau Passau K. K. K. K. the the the the battle battle battle battle with with with with U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. backed backed backed backed Kurdish Kurdish Kurdish Kurdish fighters fighters fighters fighters which which which which has has has has continued continued continued continued for for for for days days days days has has has has so so so so far far far far left left left left dozens dozens dozens dozens dead dead dead dead well well well well they they they they the the the the I. I. I. I. S. S. S. S. was was was was officially officially officially officially defeated defeated defeated defeated almost almost almost almost three three three three years years years years ago ago ago ago a a a a sleeper sleeper sleeper sleeper cells cells cells cells have have have have remains remains remains remains that that that that have have have have increasingly increasingly increasingly increasingly killed killed killed killed schools schools schools schools of of of of Iraqis Iraqis Iraqis Iraqis and and and and Syrians Syrians Syrians Syrians in in in in past past past past months months months months I'm I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Karen Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas
IS gunmen mount deadly attacks in Syria, Iraq; dozens killed
"Islamic Islamic Islamic Islamic state state state state group group group group of of of of gunmen gunmen gunmen gunmen have have have have mounted mounted mounted mounted deadly deadly deadly deadly attacks attacks attacks attacks in in in in Syria Syria Syria Syria and and and and Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq with with with with dozens dozens dozens dozens killed killed killed killed more more more more than than than than one one one one hundred hundred hundred hundred I I I I S. S. S. S. militants militants militants militants carried carried carried carried out out out out a a a a complex complex complex complex attack attack attack attack on on on on Syria's Syria's Syria's Syria's largest largest largest largest prison prison prison prison holding holding holding holding suspected suspected suspected suspected extremists extremists extremists extremists and and and and members members members members of of of of the the the the group group group group in in in in Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq stormed stormed stormed stormed an an an an army army army army barracks barracks barracks barracks killing killing killing killing soldiers soldiers soldiers soldiers that that that that they they they they slept slept slept slept the the the the prison prison prison prison break break break break in in in in Syria Syria Syria Syria is is is is believed believed believed believed to to to to be be be be the the the the largest largest largest largest since since since since the the the the militants militants militants militants lost lost lost lost territory territory territory territory they they they they have have have have held held held held that that that that nearly nearly nearly nearly three three three three years years years years ago ago ago ago I I I I S. S. S. S. a a a a sleeper sleeper sleeper sleeper cells cells cells cells have have have have become become become become more more more more active active active active in in in in both both both both countries countries countries countries the the the the attack attack attack attack at at at at an an an an army army army army barracks barracks barracks barracks in in in in a a a a mountainous mountainous mountainous mountainous area area area area north north north north of of of of Baghdad Baghdad Baghdad Baghdad was was was was one one one one of of of of the the the the deadliest deadliest deadliest deadliest targeting targeting targeting targeting the the the the Iraqi Iraqi Iraqi Iraqi ministry ministry ministry ministry in in in in recent recent recent recent months months months months I'm I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles Charles Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor this this this this month month month month
What Happened When Morgan Zegers, Founder of Young Americans Against Socialism, Met Her Communist College Roommate?
"I had never heard the words bigot or xenophobe or misogynist before until my first day of college where we had diversity and equity training. Have you guys heard of that? And that was I think 5 years ago at this point. It was years and years ago, and it was just coming on the scene, and look how fast everything's changed in America, where now people are saying that they can just make up any gender or any pronoun that they want. But that's where I first learned these words of diversity training and everything that the left is now using to divide us with their cultural Marxism tactics. And of course, one of the worst stories was when they advocated for a segregated cafe on my campus. Now I tell you all this so that you understand college is a weird experience for most average Americans these days. But what really set me off and what started my journey into what I do now, I run the nonprofit young Americans against socialism. It was the moment I walked into a house off campus that I was moving into my last year. It turns out my roommate had a poster that just kept catching my attention as I'm trying to talk with her trying to get introduced to her. I'm trying to respect her with eye contact, but I keep looking to the oversight of the wall and I'm wondering, why is this drawing my attention and then I realized? It's because I recognize the men on a poster on her wall. It was Mao Zedong, Lennon, Stalin, Karl Marx and Fidel Castro, the poster said, welcome to the party. And these mass murderers and dictators that were on my roommate's wall had these party hats on, and they had these fruity little cocktail umbrella drinks. And I looked at her and I had no idea what to say. No idea what to say. And so I just looked at her and I said, what's that? What is that? And she looked at me with the biggest smile on her face, and she said, oh, I'm a communist. And from then on, you guys, you would think that little mess upstate New York daughter of a colonel served on operation Iraqi freedom served at 9 11. You'd think I would know what to say when I met a communist, right? I'm a big history nerd thanks to my parents, but no. I had absolutely no idea what to say to a communist with mass murderers and dictators on her wall that was giving me the same talking points that we hear all the time throughout the 20th century and from the leftists of America today that her version of communism if done right this time because it's never been done right before, would bring equity for all it would end poverty. It would support the working class and bring dignity to them, all the usual talking points. I had no idea what to say to somebody who was able to push that kind of rhetoric onto me. And it was such a disappointing
The AP Interview: General says US troops to remain in Iraq
"A a top top military military commander commander says says he he anticipates anticipates more more attacks attacks against against U. U. S. S. forces forces in in Iraq Iraq as as militia militia groups groups try try to to push push out out western western forces forces despite despite an an uptick uptick in in violence violence against against U. U. S. S. troops troops the the leader leader of of central central command command marine marine general general Frank Frank McKenzie McKenzie tells tells the the Associated Associated Press Press they're they're planning planning to to keep keep the the current current troop troop counted counted twenty twenty five five hundred hundred to to help help fight fight against against the the Islamic Islamic state state group group although although their their role role is is changing changing I I expect expect that that we we will will continue continue to to provide provide some some limited limited support support to to the the Iraqis Iraqis going going forward forward but but again again it's it's going going to to be be essentially essentially the the log log of of the the by by and and by by and and large large is is going going to to be be a a non non come come the the non non combatant combatant process process general general mackenzie mackenzie says says Iran Iran wants wants the the US US out out and and I I believe believe that that they they are are under under the the view view that that they they can can increase increase friction friction and and racked racked up up where where we we will will leave leave he he anticipates anticipates a a ramp ramp up up in in violence violence against against US US and and Iraqi Iraqi forces forces until until the the end end of of this this month month the the date date the the by by did did ministration ministration chose chose to to officially officially end end the the US US combat combat mission mission in in Iraq Iraq I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
Iraqi PM survives assassination attempt, ramping up tensions
"Security was tightened around Baghdad ultra failed assassination attempts on Iraqi prime minister Mostafa kind to me at least two one trains targeted the residents of Iraq's prime minister in the heavily fortified green zone in Baghdad several of his security personnel were injured in an attack which has significantly ramped up tensions archer Ron backs militias refused to accept last month's parliamentary election results yeah I'm kind to me was on home despite corruption TV looking calm with a bandage on his left hand's cavity rockets in trying to tax third bill time lines and build a pizza the
Iraqis vote for new parliament hoping for change
"Iraqis head to the polls amid widespread apathy in parliamentary elections that some hope will deliver much needed reforms after decades of conflict and mismanagement Iraq close to it says basis basis took part in an election which had been put forward by a year in response to a popular uprising in late twenty nineteen in the uprising tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest endemic corruption pool services and rising unemployment the protests and didn't get the full size Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas which of the six hundred people were killed however many young activists and demonstrators who took part in the protests have called for a boycott of the polls hi I'm Karen Thomas
EXPLAINER: Why do Iraq's elections matter to the world?
"Iraq's elections on Sunday come with enormous challenges Iraq's economy has been battered by years of conflict endemic corruption and more recently the corona virus pandemic state institutions are failing while the country's infrastructure crumbles as well powerful paramilitary groups increasingly threaten the authority of the state and hundreds of thousands of people are still displaced from the years of war while few Iraqis can expect meaningful change in their day to day lives the parliament elections will shape the direction of Iraq's foreign policy as a key time in the Middle East including as a rock is mediating between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia I'm Charles de Ledesma
Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq
"An ancient tablets acquired by hobby lobby is going back to Iraq it was looted from an Iraqi museum thirty years ago now thirty five hundred year old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of a library of an ancient middle eastern king is headed back to Iraq the relic is known as the Gilgamesh dream tablet officials believe it was illegally imported into the United States in two thousand three then sold to hobby lobby and eventually put on display in its museum of the Bible in Washington federal agents with homeland security investigations sees the tablet from the museum in twenty nineteen the artifact will be repatriated at a ceremony at the Smithsonian's national museum of the American Indian I Walter Ratliff
Jays Beat Yanks for 8th Straight, 1/2 Game Back in Wild Card
"The Toronto Blue Jays won their eighth straight game to move to within a half game of the Yankees the last AL wild card berth by beating New York six to four it was the Yankee six straight loss the jays again jumped out to an early lead on a solo home run in the top of the first by Bo Bichette Randal Grichuk solo Homer made it to nothing in the fifth after Anthony Rizzo had a two run Homer to tie it at two in the six Toronto took the lead for good in the seventh on a single by bishop we feel like everybody can contribute in a lot of different ways anybody everybody can get anybody out there on the mound you know any of contents like that on your teammates it's not only fun but you know makes it easier on everybody this was the first four game series since nineteen twenty four in which the Iraqis never held the lead I'm Tom Merriam
Kathy McCollum, Mother of Fallen Marine, Is Against Biden's Vaccine Mandate
"Talking about frontline workers. And how they needed to be vaccinated. And my son was the ultimate frontline worker. You know what I mean? Yeah, my son was the ultimate frontline worker. He just sacrificed his life. To appease a president who was trying to appease China and appease Russia and remove himself from Afghanistan so that China could take over our airports. Two. It is the most disgusting thing in the entire world. And sir, I will talk to you about any topic you would prefer to talk about. I'm well versed in all of them. Um the whole mask mandate is absolutely disgusting. Mhm, the taking away of our liberties. Is absolutely absurd. Um, my boyfriend is a, um I won't say where he works. No, but they're telling him he now has to be mandated. Um, to have a vaccine and he's going to refuse it. He is an Iraqi war veteran, and he is not going to Cal towel. I believe both of us have already been exposed to Covid and I will not give in. I will not be vaccinated for a Uh, whatever disease I've already had. I will not do it, and he will not either, but for Biden to come on and tell the world that the First. You know, the frontline workers are so important when he didn't give a crap about my son. And when I was in Dover Watching my son. Come off that plane, and Biden was sleeping, walking like a zombie trying to get up the plane ramp. Never once did. He acknowledged me. I
Retired Navy Officer Jocko Willink Explains the Code 'Never Leave People Behind'
"Night. Uh, because People in America. They look to you, Jack. Oh, you got a big public profile. You're a humble guy, but you're a Navy seal. You've been there. You've been in theater, and I think one of the things that has my listeners. A lot of Americans really furious right now is what we discussed on Saturdays. This idea to the whole American code. We live by a code here. That's what America is not just a flag. That's just a piece of fabric. It's what the flag represents. And one of the codes are. We don't leave our people behind Jacko. And we're evac ng in Afghanistan right now, giving him artificial 3 29 PM tomorrow deadline. And yet they have no way to get out. I mean, this is unforgivable. Yes. You know, Dan, I was going to bring this up the other nights. I heard you before I came on. I heard you talking and you were talking about the fact that we're leaving people behind it, and I wanted to mention this story when I was in Iraq was in the battle of Ramadi. And there was a situation where there was a gunfight and there was some Iraqi soldiers. Some friendly Iraqi soldiers got wounded, and we're laying in the street and two of my guys to American seals. Put down cover fire ran out into the middle of the street during a gunfight to grab these two guys, bring him back to safety. Uh, totally put their lives at risk. Both those guys ended up receiving the Silver star for that action, but This is what we did, and this was for Iraqi soldiers. Guys that been speak English guys that were just out there to help us and and that code that you talked about. It's a real thing. It applies to anyone that helps us. We will be there for you. And so it's very sad to see the situation unfolding the way it is. Folks. Chako has a
Red Sox's Chris Sale Strong Again for 5 IP, Defeating Rangers 6-0
"State Chris sale to an early lead against the Texas Rangers, snapping a three game skid with the shutout, much like sales first outing of the season when they scored 16 runs against the Orioles. Last night. The socks offense set up sale to succeed in the six Nothing win over Texas. Kiki Hernandez went two for five with two R B I Xander Bogaerts two for four With two RVs. The Red Sox already owned baseball's best record when scoring at least five runs, They improved to 53 6. Socks came into the night in third place in the division 6.5 behind the Rays. After Iraqi stretch coming out of the All Star break, the
Biden Makes Change to US Mission in Iraq
"After the announcement of a total troop drawn down in Afghanistan, the commander in chief makes a change to the U. S. True mission in Iran. President Biden announced America's combat operations in Iraq are coming to an end. The announcement came at the request of Iraq's prime minister who visited the White House today. But unlike in Afghanistan, President Biden plans to keep the current number of 2500 U. S troops on the ground to train advise and assist their Iraqi partners to make sure Isis does not return. Iran and its proxy forces are calling for a full American withdrawal. Fox's
U.S. Combat Role in Iraq to End This Year, Biden Says
"A change in the U. S mission in Iraq at the White House, standing alongside the Iraqi Prime minister, Mr Biden announcing the U. S will not by the end of the year being a combat mission, but supporting Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants are shared fight against Isis. Is critical for the stability of the region, and our counterterrorism cooperation will continue. Even as we shift to this new phase. We're gonna be talking about the announcement following the president ordering troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. As the
U.S. to Announce Troop Drawdown From Iraq
"The prime minister of Iraq heads to Washington this week and is expected to request that President Biden withdraw all U. S combat troops. Mustafa al Kadhimi tells The Associated Press that Iraqi security forces are capable of defending the country without US led coalition
Who Belongs in a War Zone?
"Belongs in a war zone. We were sitting in the lobby and It was such a scene. You know you'd see peter jennings and then you'd see christiane amanpour and really cool right. 'cause everybody's just like you know. I belong hair right. Tara sutton freelance. Journalists did not feel like she belonged in baghdad. When she got there in two thousand three at the start of the iraq war and then up popped marla like hi. I'm marla marla ruzicka in jeans and a long afghan style sheepskin best. She looked like a hippie. You know mean and she was skinny and her hair was kind of uncombed. And she's a bedraggled cute but bedraggled and just sort of like floating around like what are you doing here exactly the two women start talking and tara. The freelance journalist says she's they're writing an article about iraqi children in war and goes i was just in afghanistan. And there's a lot of traumatize people there. And i remember like we were laughing. A lot of traumatize people enough denison like not your thoughts were what a ding dong like. Who is this person. I mean the first impression of her was mystifying. Macos quil lawrence admit marla more than a year earlier in afghanistan when she'd inexplicably popped up at the beginning of that war. How did she even get here. I'm in most of us. Took a pretty arduous route. Either people came across land from pakistan or got on some of the early flights that flew into an abandoned airstrip north of the capital. How is she surviving here. Where all of us have trucked in a about little cash to try and get by. She's come here without a place to stay without a driver or a security detailer and she's already couch surfing at this point right. Yeah and she didn't act like the rest of us. She looked like the rest of us. She didn't fit and by the rest of us. He means the four kinds of people that usually show up at the beginning of conflict.
Iraq Airport Near a Base That Houses U.S. Troops Is Attacked by Drone
"Bomb laden drones attacked the airport in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. Today, it's close to the American consulate, no injuries or major damage reported. The airport in Erbil houses a military base of the international coalition fighting the Islamic state. It was the target of an April drone
"iraqi" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I was expecting to spend at least an hour. Content mine saw less considerably less than that. And it's really great mood. After she parks she heads for the door outside. Big orange wooden barricades set up to direct people into line. Sometimes temperatures are well below zero while people stand out here today though. There's no waited all oughta know what part of our have today. But i'm going straight and i'm doing it for years. People any calloway have complained about long lines at the post office and two to three week delivery delays. It started to get bad in two thousand ten when canada ended. Its food mail program. The program used to subsidize the cost of shipping food and essentials to far flung communities like callo it out about the same time amazon extended its prime benefits to the mostly inuit residents of canada's capital. Suny callo its main. Post office was inundated with amazon boxes. They were filled with diapers canned soup rice flour and even furniture things like this cost a fortune if you can even find them in a local store for thing a major problem in there is there's so many people in general delivery exam moffat tastes is a rural postmaster and also represents nunavut and other parts of rural canada for the canadian post master's and assistance association. She says there's simply not enough post office boxes for everyone in callaway and that sorting all the deliveries takes a long time adding to the problem. High employee turnover. The average time a person stays in there is definitely not a year for the oss. Right now if someone to start today in the calvert post awful. They're first starting to be seventeen. Thirty eight an hour which is completely low right in two thousand seventeen. Canada post built the extra warehouse to handle the increasing number of incoming packages. But it didn't help much. The onslaught of male got even more intense when the covid. Nineteen pandemic hitler's spring mayor. Kenney bell says at this point the city simply won't order things personal protective equipment and medical supplies through canada post. We know that it's not gonna get your kind of times we would send it through cargo mail instead. It's extra cost but it comes faster. Mayor bell doesn't even go to the post office anymore instead. He pays someone to pick up his mail forum. Thank you meanwhile back at the warehouse. It only takes inner panasonic about twenty minutes to get packages this time around their christmas presents for her family. She says she's looking forward to making use of that new amazon depot which she hopes will take pressure off the post office and speed up delivery times going to be really really useful hoping to use that service really soon as well. Apparently wait times. Only two to three days amazon items. So that'll be interesting. But those packages are going to old airplane hangar out by the airport all the way across town for the world. I'm emily swing tomorrow on the show. A christmas eve theme an hour devoted to stories about music and food like the obsessive ritual of british christmas pudding. Not familiar with it if you picture like kind of half a bowling ball made of dried fruit brandy breadcrumbs basically as much alcohol sugar and carbs as you can and fat as you can ram into onto a plate and then boiled and steamed doc black and it's dense as well. You know you can definitely stick a fork. Into a christmas pudding. It will support its weight. Yummy and then comes the coma and on christmas day. Our favorite stories of the year mexican american break dancers. The hottest slimest cosmetic craze in asia and tried and trusted norwegian tips to get you through the long winter during a pandemic turning our upside down smiles right side up. The world's gift to you on christmas day for most christians. This will not be a normal christmas. Normal is putting it mildly for many around the world. The end of two thousand twenty marks the end of a year of concurrent devastating floods unprecedented fires destructive hurricanes and cyclones. Many faith leaders around the world are now making the case that climate justice is the moral cause of our times. That's what we're taking on today in our weekly look at climate change solutions. The big fix. We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not..
"iraqi" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I'm marco werman. You're with the world. Among the pardons at president trump has made our partners for four blackwater contractors were convicted of brutally murdering fourteen iraqi civilians in two thousand and seven. The killings caused outrage in iraq and around the world and remain a large part of america's legacy there with us now to discuss reaction in iraq. The pardons is ali. Al moee. He's a co founder of the iraq policy program senior analyst at inside iraqi politics ali. Welcome what has been the reaction to the news. Interact both politically in baghdad. Also how ordinary iraqis civilians are taking it in while there's been total outrage standardly A lot of people have spoken out against the pardon and both within the political blocs amongst the An also amongst ordering me rockies that was an issue a statement issued by the foreign ministry just the recently expressing regret for the decision. 'cause i don't expect the decision to reverse. But the statement by the foreign ministry kind of expressed hopes to the decision would be reversed. So how did these killings impact the us presence in iraq in two thousand seven. Take us back to the moment while it was a very interesting incident intact times. You know seventeen people. Innocent people were murdered in cold blood by these Contractors and there was huge outrage at the time it happened in a square in the middle of the called sore square blackwater contractors claimed they had come under fire but fbi investigation showed that actually old people he killed Carrying any weapons And so it was a huge outrage and it called into question. A lot of what was going on in iraq in terms of the presence of private security contractors and also us troops in general. How will this news. Impact the relationship between iraq and the united states at this point. Do you think well as you know. Tensions have been quite high for some time now particularly because all the nations that happened last year in the airport. Is you know Senior iraqi uranian officials were killed. And i think you know this. We will just add to the tensions that currently exists between iraq and the united states and also with iran. Is you know. Iran plays an important role in in iraq. And i think people are very worried that these pardons may just Add to the escalation in tensions that currently exist in iraq. Do you think these pardons could have any effect on the current. Us presence there. These armed groups have been launching mortars and rockets in the direction of the us embassy for some time now in fact only a couple of days ago they launched an attack and you know groups like this. Try to push this narrative that the united states. We just isn't a reliable partner for iraq ali. Have you heard any reaction to these pardons from families of the victims killed by blackwater contractors in two thousand seven. Yes so some of the families of victims have spoken out Both in local traditional media To be honest a lot of them have said. We're not surprised by this decision. I think people are very skeptical Back in two thousand seven about Receiving justice for their families. And i think this pardon is just Really proven that the cynicism was was correct. So how can the. Us insurace relationship with iraq in the future under biden. Well i think what the united states is to is really just a lot of the policies that trump has had with robusta rock and You know to me I think that Trump's approach to iraq has been extremely abusive. And i think what Joe biden needs to do On january twentieth. Moving forward is to really State that the united states his approach is really going to be very to the way that Donald trump has treated iraq ellie. How do you remember the incident in two thousand seven. What was your impression of what happened. And how do you today. You know i drive. Pass stan's who square off often. When i drive past. I think about the incident because it was just so infamous. It's it's real kick to the stomach for for ordinary iraqis who had hoped perhaps Justice could be of At least in pot while through this incident ali. al. Molly is co-founder of the iraq policy program ali. Thank you very much for speaking with us about these parts for the blackwater contractors. Really appreciate it. Thank president trump issued a total of fifteen pardons and five commutations on tuesday. There might be more to come in awe. Gration day is less than a month away. So if we see more pardons. The spark more controversy but as the world's sarah birnbaum reports trump's use of the pardon power is hardly unprecedented. There have been many times when us presidents have issued pardons that raised eyebrows. But trump is taking things to the next level is a beautiful trump is using pardons to reward his friends to dismantle the legacy of the mueller investigation and to send a political message. Can he do that. Actually the power to pardon is the closest thing to an absolute power that presidents have. We can thank the founders and article two section two of the constitution for that but usually this involves a careful process. The justice department reviews petitions and makes recommendations and trump is having none of that the stanford law professor bernadette meyler trump instead has done much more personalized said of kranz apart ends and has looked for people who are celebrities or who he has connections with. Or who could make in particular political point if he pardons them miller says trump's use of the pardon power hearkens back to the days of kings and queens. A lot of trump's pardons have struck me as being very similar to these pardons that were extremely controversial in the seventeenth. Sent trae and that Suggested it over involvement of the king in the justice system. This goes back even further to medieval times. The british parliament gave the king the power to pardon in fifteen thirty five during the reign of henry. The eighth andrew. Novak from george mason university says pardons go back even further than that. The pardon power seems to have existed or something like it in most centralized political systems in history. The roman empire hats chinese empire. The kings of wessex in eight hundred's precolonial societies in africa in the pacific. Novak says the concept is pretty straightforward. It's about the king or ruler having a chance to show benevolence and it's really linked to the idea of divine mercy says bernadette meyler apart. Pardon is like a royal act of grace. We see a kind of analogy between the king and god rights. Oh god is granting birthday and the king as a representative of god is also granting marseille. So there's a height of christian and spiritual connection there as well. That whole notion makes some americans uncomfortable says novak in part because democracies are supposed to work differently. There's no principle of equality with pardons that when you exercise mercy you don't necessarily exercise it for everyone in the same position and that can feel like it's unequal or unfair. I would also say that mercy is about pulling your punches when punishment is truly deserved in some cases and so it feels like someone deserves punishment. But they're not getting the punishment. Still novak says pardons can do more good than harm and most systems around the world have some version of it. We did a big study of all countries in the world and we found that the pardon power existed in almost all the world's constitutions out of two hundred constitutions may be ten don't have pardon power but many countries but limits on the way it works for instance malaysia restricts self pardons that the elected monarch malaysia cannot harden himself as close family members. Kenya which prohibits Pardons after a presidential election until the new inauguration takes place. So there's no lame duck pardons in kenya. And there's nigeria. it prohibits pardons for corruption. None of those limits are in place here in the us. But that's not to say there are no checks on. Pardon power for american presidents a key. Lamar is a constitutional law scholar at yale. I remember that the pardon power only applies to federal crimes and not to state crimes. Second the president in south is subject to impeachment process. Of course that doesn't always work out. 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"iraqi" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"Hello everybody and thank you for tuning into the weekly report a million Iraqis. Ask us to leave leave. We should listen. You wouldn't know it from the US mainstream media reporting. But on Friday an estimated million Iraqis took to the streets to protest the continued. US military presence in their country. What little mainstream media coverage. The protests received all reported the numbers of protesters as far less than actually turned out the beltway elites are determined that Americans not know orange understand. Just how much our presence in Iraq is not wanted. The protesters were largely supporters of nationalist Shiite clerics outsider her who opposes both US Iranian presence in Iraq protesters held signs demanding that the US military leave Iraq and protest leaders. Here's warned of consequences unless the US listen to the Iraqi people after president trump's illegal and foolish assassination of Iranian General Selemani on Iraqi soil early. This month the Iraqi parliament voted unanimously to cancel the agreement under which the US military remains in Iraq but when the Iraqi prime minister called up Secretary of State Pompeii Oh to request a timetable for our US withdraw palm peyot laughed in his face the US government answered the Iraqi parliament's vote with a statement that the US military is a force for good would in the Middle East and that because of the continuing fight against Isis us. Troops will remain even where they are not wanted. How many billions liens of dollars have we sent to Iraq to help them build their democracy yet as soon as a decision of Iraq's elected parliament goes against Washington's wishes the US US government is no longer so interested in democracy. Do they think the Iraqis don't notice this double-dealing the pressure for the US rest to leave. Iraq has been building since the country but the US government and mainstream media is completely and dangerously ignoring this sentiment. It's it's one thing to push the propaganda that Iraqis and Iranians would be celebrating in the streets after last month. US assassination of Iranian General Lemani. Who was the chief strategist for the Anti Isis operation over the past five years. It's a completely different thing to believe. The propaganda drop again especially as more than a million Iranians mourn the popular military leader the Friday protesters demanded that all US bases uses interact be closed all security agreements with the US and with US security companies be ended and a schedule for the exit of all US US forces be announced solder announced that the resistance to the US troop presence in Iraq will hope temporarily if an orderly Louis departure is announced and implemented otherwise. He said the resistance to. US troops would be activated. A A million Iraqi protesters chanted no no to occupation. Iraqi parliament voted for us to leave the Iraqi prime minister. Ask us to leave and the US. Deputy Commander in Iraq and Syria said last week that US troops in Iraq are more threatened by Shiite militias than Isis. So before more. US troops die for nothing in Iraq. Why don't we listen to the Iraqi people and just come home that the people Camilli solve their own problems and left solve our problems at home. Thanks for listening..
"iraqi" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Doing this it was night of long knives for the Iraqi government that's that's how you know that this was not just thrown together hastily there wasn't a reaper circling over by apple's waiting for so long Mani or anyone with gray hair to leave the the passenger terminal this this was a decapitation exercise between the Iraqi government and the US military to begin the process of getting the Iranians Iraq that's what it was and and by the way like I say the Iranians in Tehran the ones in the end the robes they're not shedding genuine tears over the anda someone money very was threatening them by claiming to read by by saying no no no I I won't run for president this time no no no there there's there's a lot of crocodile screaming and crying going on here but anyway don't don't bother waiting to hear that anywhere on American local media I'm looking back there are some local stuff that that happened to hear some actual Israel localist by the way there is a local aspect of this is well LAPD's reacting we'll talk about that in our number two it see it Karen Genosha Brunson's elegant KFI am six forty live everywhere on the I heart radio app hi sandy K. O. S. T. H. due to Orange County everywhere our radio out sending a signal by the sea hi I'm Amy king live from the K. if I twenty four hour news from a councilman from the west side has a bomb scare may have tried to send a message three separate devices that look like explosives were left around the side of a future homeless shelter in Venice given the location of it I think it's pretty clear that this was meant to try to intimidate or send a signal of opposition to the bridge housing battles councilman Mike bonded says the facility is supposed to open next month with space for more than one hundred fifty people we're not gonna be slowed down and we're not going to be intimidated the threat last night for some people to leave their homes for hours and while it back KFI news report from the states racial and identity profiling advisory board says black drivers in California are pulled over by police two and a half times more often than white people and searched three times as often the report includes data from nearly two million stops and shows black people account for fifteen percent of all stops but only make up six percent of the population whites and Latinos are pulled over rates proportional to their populations local police union claims the report's findings are skewed president trump says the Iranian military commander killed in US airstrikes in Baghdad was playmate of plotting to kill many Americans trump says because some sell a money was already responsible for killing and wounding thousands of Americans and says he should have been taken out many years ago secretary of state Mike Pompeii told CNN the strike yesterday was meant to disrupt an imminent attack in the Middle East as a matter of what the norms are not only on American lives but created terribly destructive activities for the Lebanese Hezbollah Hamas the palace of the Columbia Jehad all of the bad actors in the middle right awesome so the money was at the center of all of it thousands of people in Iran have been gathering in the streets to protest the strike ABC's Martha Raddatz says the streets filled up after Friday prayers there were three main chants death to America death to Britain and revenge revenge something we will likely hear a lot more of in the coming days so the money was sometimes considered the second most powerful man in around behind the Ayatollah the supreme leader has vowed revenge the US has announced plans to send as many as thirty five hundred additional troops to the region Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says president trump acted swiftly forcefully and decisively he also says the US has the right to self defense Israelis are Israel's military was placed on heightened alert following the strike in Baghdad Netanyahu cut short a trip to Greece to return to Israel ecologists say millions of plants and animals may have been killed by whites widespread wildfires in Australia A. 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"iraqi" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"Nothing says supporting a sovereign independent Iraq. Like you know demanding the Iraqi government protect. US horses this is from their own. Iraqi people as trump did in his earlier tweet for nothing says supporting sovereignty like forcing them to kill their own people. Trump expects Iraq to use its own forces to protect US embassy in Baghdad and at least some seemed to oblige the demand and attacked the Iraqis actually fighting for Iraqi sovereignty variety which is interesting now most according to most reports and it might have increased dramatically. Since last time I looked it up more than twenty protesters have injured by tear gas and and other means of suppression fired by Iraqi security forces of so the reporting and apparently in addition to that also. US Embassy security so military using tear gas against protesters a Iraq several US soldiers. Apparently were on the roof of the main building as it was seeming like they were going to take the whole compound and they had assault rifles pointed at the the protesters and apparently there shots fired. There's all kinds of stuff happening and I'm beginning to wonder I'm beginning to wonder if maybe there were no Iraqi the security forces involved in this fending off of the Iraqi people. I haven't seen anything that actually verified that just a thought because it doesn't seem like I can really tie. Hi and you know what why why would we have Iraqi security forces defending the embassy for the US government while we have Iraqi people in the government mint in the protest. Something doesn't add up here now. People have suggested that possibly this is all some kind of manufactured event in order to give them the justification occasion to push further in or possibly push further out. I've seen both being argued today but nonetheless the argument being that this was manufactured that trump or somebody made eight. This happened for certain reasons. Possibly that the the that's why they're saying it's all the pm you members and maybe that's what the whole point was. I don't feel that way. I feel like you know that was important to point out that other people reporting on that but I just doesn't seem to add up for me I would actually go the opposite way and say it seems to be possible that the only people that were firing on the protesters were in fact. US forces that we have evidence that were on the the the roof pointing assault rifles the protesters that seems to be hard to miss but while it seems there are some element of Iraqi security forces fighting off protesters or at least that's what we're being told. High ranking officials were indeed seen in the protests. Which is why I say which is what? I'm saying he doesn't seem to make sense. This person tweeted out. Take a moment to think about this now. I think the guys on the other side of the argument. What he says? The Iraqi National National Security Adviser Fully Yada. I'm probably mispronouncing. That too took part in a protest which stormed the embassy of a foreign country and Baghdad. What a National Security Adviser I? I think that's what he meant. How he meant to say that but in the less it it's kind of saying this doesn't make sense? But either way this is the person he's pointing to the are there are they're all the protests in his in his spyglass. It seems but why does that. How can that make sense that the the national security already advisor of Iraq's government would be in the protest while Iraq security forces? Were fending off those same protesters with violence unless he was part of it was orchestrated or they weren't actually doing that and it was. US forces that's my take anyway but that's interesting and eventually the US government chose to to evacuate certain people. At least as far as I'm being reported because after the fact seems there's all kinds of misinformation flying around about this to try to tie up all the loose ends ends says the US ambassador and other staff and this is according to Reuters have been evacuated from the embassy in the Iraqi capital Bad Dag. As protests rage outside Chew Iraqi Foreign Minister Ministry officials told Reuters today the ambassador and staff left out of security concerns one officer said if you embassy protection section staff remained right so there right now saying that. That didn't happen there saying we'll it's contradictory because as usual. They don't WanNa look like they were trying to flee. That would look like they were scared like they. We added under control Ole time because we're so full of Hubris. They can't admit that they didn't they might have not had a controlled. The situation which speaks volumes to what these kind of people are or Reuters could be wrong but that seems kind of ridiculous. Everybody Buddy was reporting this even the mainstream media even though it was coming from sources within the US government but then after the fact that seems they swung back and said No. That was wrong. This isn't true true. We never breached. We didn't leave. It's all good. Everything's safe everybody. Go Away Right. This is what we're seeing today or after today after it all went away but instead of a full evacuation which would have been pretty embarrassing. I think they actually sent in more. US troops marines screens. which by the way we have to recognize regardless of the context and this is what I'm always trying to say regardless of the excuse in the context of the narrative around everything what is ultimately really happened? Let's just even say what has happened since trump said we were leaving the Middle East. What's actually happened since trump said we were leaving Syria? More troops are in Syria. More more troops are not Ghanistan. More troops are everywhere and now more troops are in Iraq. Weird how that worked out right. It's almost like I called exactly that. Oh Oh but Ryan we have to be there because Ron bad guy and because we have to fight terrorism I said this then I taught. It didn't matter what the what changed. What something what's going to happen and that something I was going to be used and all that was going to happen was more people would go because the wars are not going to end there will always be something? They can point to to manufacture reasons to maintain the war effort. Because that is what this country runs on not because Americans wanted but because the people in control have made it that way which is what. I'm trying to change. which is what any honest Americans should be trying to change? Because we don't need to run on the blood of civilians around the world we need to run on our own independence our own self determination. Which is what we were supposed to be but here? We are sending more troops into a sovereign country that we've already been occupying. What a joke? Now because as as long as they remain here ultimately this is what I'm seeing as long as they can maintain their presence in this base the embassy. They can care this same thing at this point for them they can carry on acting like they have the passionate support of Iraq. Right which is what they're lying about today and this only it's only the bad Guy Iran making this happen despite the condemnation coming from just about anyone you listened to today now. Here is the press release about the troops use sending in Marines to Iraq stanzas from Marquess. Birth says the Department of Defense is working closely with the Department of State to ensure the security purity of our embassy and personnel in Baghdad. But you know it would secure the embassy to leave. This wouldn't be happening if they weren't there. They have no reason to be there. Americans don't want them there he goes on to say we have taken appropriate force protection actions force protection actions to ensure the safety of American American citizens military personnel and diplomats in the country and to ensure you knew it was coming all right the self defense they have to put it in like the I mean even even if you think it's a logical statement. Do you have to notice that every single time there you the statement like this goes out they have to include it. I don't care if they said it earlier today. I don't care if they said it. Five minutes ago. They'll put it in again. Why because it's necessary to the narrative they have to constantly be telling you there on the defensive? This is why it's called the Department of Defense when it used to be called the department of war because it's all about social engineering. We defend ourselves as we're talking everybody as long as they say that today whatever attacks tomorrow will where it was defensive actions according to Pompeii he says we are sending additional forces to support our personnel at the embassy. So more people so your your presence. There is why people are protesting in. Your solution is to send more people. He says. As all countries we rely on host nations forces to assist in the protection of our personnel in the country and we call on the government of Iraq fill its international responsibilities to do so proud of my God. That's a stretch so they've now have an international responsibility to the to the entire world to maintain the US government safety and understanding what they're saying there that as a as in all countries which is crazy that there I mean again it seems like lately. There's they're getting a lot more truth than I think they realize. In all countries we rely a on their forces to assist in the protection of our personnel. Still you're required to keep us safe while we're occupying your country. That's what they're saying. And the whole the the the point is they pretend like this is all mutual and everybody wants them there. It's rare today. And we call the government of Iraq to fulfil what apparently somehow on how their international responsibility at you. You explain that to me. The United States continues to support the Iraqi people and a free sovereign Prosper Bomba. This it's always. They are forcing them to do what they want. And as you're telling them at our occupation demands your protection for us and then it's your responsibility to do so but then we also support your independence your sovereignty but not that those things are mutually exclusive. It's just it should make you laugh out loud out and it's just hard not to at the point and really the most embarrassing part at least as an American is how in the midst against of obvious popular uprising in Iraq right now to remove the US government from Iraq which is what they're all saying. Trump thinks he can just tweet about Iraq's protesting testing Iran somehow Iraqis protesting ron even as not happening right now and he feels that will somehow alter the reality for those blindly listening listening to his twitter account. It actually does. This is about rewriting history. In real time trump encourages Iraqi freedom uprising rising against Iran s percents more trips to embassy so in the middle of a massive protest movement and they're storing the embassy to get them out of there he tweets about. Hey you guys. Is it good for you. Fight against Iran. We're with you. Is this crazy crazy. Yours tweets to to those many millions of people in Iraq who want freedom and who don't want to be dominated and controlled by Iran..
"iraqi" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"Eighteen about to be two thousand twenty. Thank you for joining me today. For an interestingly specific show today I was actually deciding whether or not maybe people wouldn't even be tuning in maybe out partying or doing whatever else. Hopefully you're all being saved tonight. But I had to come on today and talk about what's going on and of course that consumed pretty much the entire day. This has been going on all day. The whole show today is going to be focused on. What's actually going on in Iraq and the lies about Iran? And obviously I could not choose not to talk about this today day after. This has been something that we have been focusing on that seemingly. Nobody else has been following up until they started talking about it on that note actually on a very you know vindicating very fantastic thing. I found out today James Corbett reached out to me invited me on his show on the fifth of January wary to talk about this topic in particular. which is which is a huge compliment of all people for James Corbett to reach out and want me to come on to talk about what's going on in form his audience? The answer is a fantastic thing and that really shows you as well for all of you that have been in the discord and everything else during the research that vindicating see we were ahead of this story and this is exactly what's going on at least in the regard to the I mean it's I think it's just like we can call Duma now a false flag even though it's always been a false flag in it. It was clear that it was. We're at a point now with this story as they continue to stand on top of is to continue to sell more lies or at the very least unsubstantiated claims and point back actor previous ones that con- you know and just continue to march forward like this. We have to begin to recognize what's going on coming from a government that has continued to lie about these things has been caught lying about them. Get give keep getting caught about continuing to lie to maintain wars that are killing people. I mean and yet we're still people are still calling us fake news for even just questioning being decided for even standing up and saying should we be considering whether or not this is even complete with even real at all if any of this is real and that's what we have to begin to do and do. The story is a huge one. But I'M GONNA go through today from the beginning of the day basically until the last thing that I saw today and give you my commentary on it and hopefully you guys can continue you to research this after the fact now for those of you. That aren't watching this now and are out doing bad and dangerous things for the New Year. Please be safe. Please make sure that you catch this show later and you do you guys know who today. Please make sure you share this with everybody. What all of you be safe today tonight and have a very safe New Year's eve and have a very wonderful new year going into this? Now let's let's get into the first part of this now. This is the only actually. There's yeah this is the only part of the entire show. That's not related to Iraq but in a way it is based on what I was saying yesterday every single time. We've got events like this. You know what they're gonNA do. Of course we've got another drip weird the same day of a huge a huge protest in Iraq against a US presence. which is which of those of? You didn't read the title. Didn't know what I was getting into today. That's what the show was about. Iraqi people are massively protesting protesting against the US presence and basically breached the front of the embassy. And it's a big of a whole big thing today and of course it makes the government look really really bad one because it shows you that the Iraqi Iraqi people do not want them there and two because it just shows you that they don't have control the situation as they're continuing to scream about homeless. Everyone in Iraq supports us in everyone who wants Iran Outta to hear not what we saw today right and of course seemingly right when this happens. We'll there you go and it's exactly the kind of thing that I was talking about something that does not give you anything you you didn't already know. Here's daily be saying lay. Maxwell is scoffing at law. Thanks to serious dirt on powerful. So basically you're saying that she's getting away with it because she's got got dirt on people like Epstein did. We've always known from the very beginning. This is why we've been calling about Maxwell and saying get her she's involved and we've always known that and so here they are talking talking about it. which is good? I guess because you want the average people the the plebs out there to read this and go. Wow they were right but you shouldn't have had to do that. You should have been researching it from the beginning and not not just discount independent media but the point is this is nothing new. This is meant to catch you and can get you focused here to dig into basically nothing. It's a dead end. It's a story about something we've known forever and it's still interesting on the less because oud the insiders are talking about the insiders but we're not focusing on what's really going on around around the world and I just I was. I wasn't even looking for that. And of course we see that story today and I literally just made that point that they will always I do that whether it's making something. New Manufacturing some half half hearted story part of older or just picking up some shooting of the day and saying Oh shooting and making. It seemed like tempting. You need when in fact is happening all the time as they regularly ignore the shootings that happen in Chicago and Baltimore that add up quite more than the two people that you're supported on before but let's get into the main topic because they don't want you looking at it is the point and that's why things like that are coming out. The main topic of course is the ongoing protests and revolution is what I would see it as I mean this is straight up revolution taking place in this country and it's pretty. It's it's hard to ignore what's really going on the big news that that story is meant to keep you from paying attention to is that the Iraqi people are conducting a massive anti. US government protest. Oh test which of course they're making it out to be anti-american we'll get into that more as we go through this but you know what that is this is. They've clearly pointed out numerous times. This is about the government this is a massive anti government protests outside the US embassy over thirty plus members of the excuse me Iraqi military who were killed by the recent illegal. US government strikes which the reason they're there which is make them they say those are wrong with Iran proxies proxies but really it was part of the Iraqi military. which is the reality of the situation which you know if you've already been watching this show so they killed per part of the Iraqi military and and rightly so? The Iraqi people are very happy about that now. These people you're watching here. They attended a funeral of the bird of their murdered. Brothers in arms right before. We're all this. And then they came to protest the. US government does not hard to understand why this happened and of course they are out in force on twitter trying to sell every American on the idea that you know they hate our freedom saying see see. They're chanting death to America. Even though the Iran people do not hate Americans which is easy need to see and the Iranian government has been explicitly. Clear that this chant and the ones similarly about Israel is aimed at the government's not the people but of course nuance net debt. Differentiation between the realities are not going to be given to you by the mainstream media or the government who wants you to see these people as evil and bad at the same time they say. Hey they're trying to save those same people because that makes sense and just as we saw yesterday with the illegal. US government bombings all of the mainstream media and the controls online are all blindly repeating. That only caught two Hezbollah the protesters attacked the US embassy today. That's all it was. It's all we heard across the board not Iraqis or partially this impartial. And not just this was. PM You members. Mrs The pro the popular buehler mobilization forces. Are you in it and that's it. They're protesting because they attack their units and by extension that means that's all Iran because we all know right that that is a wrong. That's what the US has said Ed. All the mainstream media is blindly told you the PMU or Iran but it's not true period and it's very easy to show you but of course now today in the next step now all they're saying is the only people were seeing on. These protests are in fact two. PM You members because we attacked Iran. That's their that's their narrative today for everybody eighty in the mainstream media that is oh and where are they getting this from well the US government of course because that is what any good journalist does they blindly report and repeat what the US government tells them to say yet. The reality is that many of these are Iraqis just regular Iraqi civilians who have been calling for the US government moment to leave Iraq for months for from for years in fact and I have reported on it for years so to act like the only ones protesting or PM. You members is just simply we dishonest now understand. You could even argue well. Let's say predominantly PM. You you could say that it's almost entirely PM. You which by the way doesn't mean Iran. But you can when you say that it's only you're only this. One part of the cadre at his Bulla. Part of the group is just simply lying because there are always other people. I'm willing to admit that there are people inside the Ron Right now. Iraq Enron for that matter that agree with the US government that because that's the reality there are always going to be people that one just disagree he to that are tricked and manipulated by these governments online and in any number of other reasons but of course they just won't do that to to mainstream media. Radio this is only Iran protests. That's what it is period and also as usual thank you ray may for the super chat neither the government nor anyone repeating their talking points has produced even a shred of evidence to prove that Iran orchestrated this as they are saying which shouldn't be shocking to you and I'm almost getting tired tired of saying that like it's losing. Its meaning. Well they just didn't give you anything to say. Well these people are killing people. We need to attack their country. Oh can you prove it a national security. But we're going to do it anyway because we're doing the right thing for you because protecting you mean this is. This is the constant back and forth. Can you even remember the last time that they actually proved their claim we. whoa people would argue the the Iran stuff in the grainy video? They showed us that suddenly changed and got wider and added color. And we're wondering why edit it to begin with but that didn't prove anything why didn't improve anything and how you can tell because nothing happened. No one did anything because it didn't prove anything in the world saw that yet again. No evidence Iran did it..
"iraqi" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Iraqi militia chanted anti American slogans after breaching the compound's walls I'm Carol hills how we got to this point ahead this hour plus twenty nineteen was a year of internet shut downs and governments are getting precise with their targets you might get a shut down because of who you are and knows where you are the twenty tens were a decade of progress for many LGBTQ communities the people who are intersex are still often told to keep quiet I do understand why this thing thought because they want to believe option one time that we are the ones that starts the rate from coming and so we have been black the ten underwater from Zimbabwe her story and more ahead on the world hello I'm Tom what's with the BBC news the United States is sending extra forces to its embassy in Baghdad off the crowds of Iraqi militiamen im's that supporters attempted to storm the fortified compound president trump issued what he described as the threats to Iran saying it would be held responsible for any lives lost all damage caused earlier the president accused Iran of orchestrating events has the embassy former US Assistant Secretary of state retired brigadier general mock chemists told the BBC the incident was unprecedented we have always trusted the government of Iraq to protect all the embassies all the foreign delegations it's a responsibility every country has around the world to protect foreign embassies if the ministry had grave concerns about this than we would have expected to see some sort of additional security yet in this case they simply let the people into the international zone without any stopping them of of any kind at all presidents trump says what's being called phase one of a trade deal with China will be signed at the White House in mid January with what he described as a high level representatives from Beijing he is untrue walk the US and China have agreed steps to reduce the barriers that erected to one another's goods in a dispute originally about US complaints over China's use of American companies ideas and technology president trump has given a firm date for signing this first stage tale both sides held back from some planned increases in times try taxis the US will read you some it has already applied China has committed to buy more American goods but many trade barriers will remain on the tools to remove them will be challenging Levin and says it had no prior warning that's the former boss of readiness I'm kalos grown would it skipped bail in Japan and seek refuge in the country Clinton some of it was in Beirut Lebanese authorities are saying that Carlos Ghosn arrived in the country illegally using a French Hosp ward and his Lebanese ID account they say they've no idea how he managed to escape from Japan though a Lebanese media and are of media believed he was smuggled out in a musical instrument bowl of our Gregorian chants band that was performing at his home in Tokyo the former miss on chairman is five foot five inches tall Carlos Ghosn is very highly regarded here in Lebanon I he's actually born in Brazil but his Lebanese heritage he's even featured on the Lebanese postage stamp right place in Hong Kong have begun the new year by firing tear gas it's anti government protesters who blocked roads and started flies in the Mongkok district about a thousand demonstrators formed human chains of major sites across the territory that which counts of liberate Hong Kong revolution now the annual fireworks display was scaled down off the police warned of security threats you're listening to the world news from the BBC from KQED news I'm Danielle Fenton if you're planning to head to new year's eve festivities in San Francisco K. 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"iraqi" Discussed on PRI's The World
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"Wouldn't stay here after nightfall after dark. I always leave at about five thirty six. Do Ghost the people here sounds people here. The Footsteps People hit crying railroads raised in Singapore and began visiting here in two thousand and five one of her Ghanaian ons told her there was something At this castle she should see she said to me. Oh you're interested in culture you should go to the castle and see she said. See Your name on the wall. Rachel found the name name in the castle courtyard inscribed on the side of a water cistern. It's Senator Carl Gustaf Seventeen fifty-seven Rachel had heard a person with that name in her family. History Danish man who came here when the Danes occupied the area understanding that he was a missionary. That was the family lower but Rachel found Carl. Gustaf Hangman's papers in the National Archives in Denmark missionary. who was the governor for five years that Amen Amen oversaw the sale of captive Africans? He was on the board of the Danish slave trading company and he owned enslaved people himself. That didn't keeping men from also marrying an African Chakai. The daughter of a chief of the local ethnic group England later returned to Denmark but not before he and a Shokai started the inman line in Ghana. The family line that generations later produced Rachel's father and Rachel she. She's still trying to understand how she feels about being the direct descendant of slavers. This will sound like I'm avoiding it which I'm not.
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"Slave market there Mona arranged for the chiefs to hold. What Mona Call? Culturally authentic atonement ceremonies. Beef is a very emotional thing that we do because for the first time Africans are sent to African descendants of the slaves. We're sorry forgive us. She thinks that's necessary because otherwise Kim just never clear this up you know you have people hating each other for centuries in killing each of the facility because there's no reconciliation. African elders washed visitors. beat they eat together. Black Americans get African names. There's drumming in dancing this year. More than one hundred people are going through the process. Understand what happened to black people. You know really what happened and what butt-black people lost you know. They took the bribes the best strongest from this continent. So what would have happened. Half those people not enough discussion. What was this continent like? Maybe in a way they'll find out now. If more African descendants around the world follow Mona's path percents lasi awesome has chosen to stay in Ghana and pursue a career in music producing even though his mother would have preferred him to stay in the US. After College I thought he would have a better opportunity. I thought he learn faster there and he said to me Nope I am not going back there. I do not wanna live in a country where they put thirty percent of the men that looked like me and shell the reason. Mona came to Ghana thirty years. Ago Is the same reason saucy is staying now four hundred years. After the first captive Africans were taken in from their continent and enslaved in Virginia the. US still is into place. Mona's family wants to be I'm Marco. Werman you're with the world old. We're reflecting today on four hundred years since the first enslaved Africans were taken to the Virginia Colony's and revisiting a couple of stories where you originally aired earlier this year here again is Rupa Shenoy with the story of one woman literally unearthing that passed and finding connections to the present and that Rachel when I drove out to theatre. We're in central Massachusetts. It's an article. She wrote about her work in Ghana. Rachel is Ghanaian and English. She grew up in Singapore. And is now a professor at Hampshire Hampshire College. Her article was about finding her own. Last name Ingman at a slave castle where she's doing an archaeological dig so we met and agreed to meet again at the dig site in Accra. That's how I ended up going to Ghana and that's where the story starts. Nice to see we be Rachel. Amen just outside and walk together through a checkpoint inside is Christiansborg Castle. It's Mesko World Heritage site the lower levels or the dungeons where many captive Africans died in Cabo sells. It feels like you're suffocating here. The Dutch had this place built in the sixteen and in seventeen hundreds they used it to transport and sell one hundred twenty five thousand Africans into slavery most in what today is the US Virgin Islands. It.
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"All remember it's just one example of how the experiences in these slave castles can deep very personal and deeply affecting for Americans many of whom come here seeking something less African Americans you know you know something is missing and you want to be united with it if you have any level of awareness about your own identity where you came from you would have to start asking those questions. Mona Boyd owns a tourism business for African Americans traveling to Ghana in Ghana's capital Accra. She grew up in segregated Arkansas under Jim Crow and remembers her parents whispering about lynchings in the kitchen early in the mornings thinking. She couldn't hear in sixth grade though she learned there was another place where people who looked like her lived in pride not fear. Some visitors from Tanzania came to her nearly all black school. This was like wow leading the tween to us us. Mona's been drawn to Africa. Ever since that day. She was part of the beginning of a wave of African Americans to visit Ghana after its independence and the civil rights movement in the US. Mona came here after she graduated from Boston. College as one of the first classes of African Americans we were constantly generation trying improve to white people that we will good enough. We were smarter that we deserve to be there. That was a huge burden. We had to prove that to every white person we went every job we had but after I had gone through those castles. I think you're what you thought. You just couldn't define me anymore to be honest with you. I just felt I am from and incredible group of people. We not only survive the slavery. We we thrive we. You know we we fought and we thrived you know and it made me feel so proud of a promise. I never felt before that just made it more jarring to realize the Ghanaian saw that history very differently most Africans. When I came to this country would not admit that this even happened? It was black. It didn't happen you know. They just couldn't talk about it. They couldn't admit it. We'll come back to Mona but to understand what she experienced. I went to see a local historian. WHO's was also a former mayor of tissue people around here affectionately? Call him uncle net. I asked him to go back to the beginning to win. The transatlantic slave trade began uncle. That explains that leaders in this region had a lot of gold and word got back to Europeans in the fourteen hundreds the Portuguese. He's showed up here. With God's primitive guns but guns with guns do vastly superior form of intimidation with a hell of a difference. There was already a domestic slave trade when they arrived uncle. Net says although slavery didn't mean what it came to mean in America enslaved people oh had some rights and opportunities still dissimilar resisted the European soy. And so that we can try these people in our lands. It's in the new world but uncle nat says the Europeans were going out and capturing Africans they couldn't they got sick and died from illnesses like like malaria so some African ethnic groups went into business warring with other groups so they could capture prisoners they sold as slaves to the Europeans ankle. Net says they were organized and intentional about it to pursue slavery successfully. You need a highly organized group because because somebody has to go out somebody has locates victims. Somebody has to lead an army there. Somebody has a cup tie them transport them to the selling centers auditing keep an eye on then to make sure they don't revolt and then sell them and move on. Anyone could be captured and taken. Eventually the Portuguese were replaced by the Dutch then the British in Ghana then around the world came the abolitionist movement. The French revolution pollution and increasing revolts. By enslaved people all spreading ideas about equality and humanity. Live fleet was abolished. It was a result of the long negotiations with sleeve. Onus Europe live on its here the big slave holding missions also demanded payments the British went from being at the center of the slave trade in Ghana to after abolition patrolling. Rolling the coast to make sure no illegal slave ships got by. They made treaties with African chiefs to protect them from other ethnic groups in a series of wars uncle. Net says the British use those agreements to eventually declare themselves the colonial rulers flag and claimed that they were now so it was eighteen. Seventy four art during British rule. Uncle Net says the African role in the slave trade was deliberately forgotten. Fool a MUSEU- aborts roles that we've played this live trade a willful Amisi chiefs and peoples decided. All right we will not talk about. Don't ask don't tell the created a mythology that were innocent bystanders whose land was raped six. The British ruled for eight years in nineteen fifty seven Ghana broke away and declared independence. Uncle was in his first year at university. Do you and some friends were asked to serve as guides so I remember when we ask us so who sold we sit all the bad people thieves and drunkards. They were just making it up. Because they didn't actually know what had happened especially since the history had never really been taught a what's history was taught was very sanitized. Just a disaster lot of African Americans with very disappointed to find this skurdal. And that's how Mona Boyd reacted after visiting Ghana. After College. She went back to Boston and met her gun in husband Eric. She went into real estate. Eric was in. It soon they were both making six figures living in a Brownstone in Boston's historic south end. Where they could walk to the symphony fanie trying to get pregnant? When the Rodney King thing happened with three police officers facing felony criminal charges were among a group of fifteen who stopped a twenty five year? Your old black man. Last Saturday night then beat him. Kicked him and clubbed him unaware that an amateur photographer was recording the incident on videotape. It was nineteen nineteen ninety-one. She remembers watching that video of Los Angeles. Police beating came after a traffic stop. I remember weeping weeping. We've been and I said to my husband. I'm not I'm getting get pregnant. If you don't agree to move back to Africa to raise our son. Why should we raise our son here when our son can go to your your country where he will not be marginalized in any way he can be king? Her husband agreed their sons. Lhasa was born later that year. Ghana was emerging emerging from a period of military coups. Mona and her husband waited until the country had a successful democratic election than they moved. When's lassie was eighteen months old? I was was able to let go that conscious thought about race. Is it race is it by color is it. Are they going to. You know I was able to leave that. And it was like having a psychic burden taken off of your shoulders and you could just move. Mona didn't realize she had more of that psychic burden to shed until a few years later later in one thousand nine hundred four then gun in president. Jerry Rawlings apologized for the African role in slavery other leaders chiefs slowly followed Rawlings and gave their Own Apologies I wish at this point to particularly to pull against deeply on behalf of the chiefs and people of Glucose and Ghana for the atrocities their cruelty. The human treatment that we're committed four hundred years ago this during the Atlantic slave trade and it just made me feel so much better. I start feeling resentful resentful towards Africans about slavery because I knew that Africans had collaborated. Big Time you know. It was always in the back of my mind. Oh are we going to create a trust issue and a little bit resentment was always there. She's helping other. African Americans have a similar healing experience. Her company takes tourists to a northern. The village that used.
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"Of doing it we can do a lot of penguin goes eight one source of Adrian. Fox's camera Matt's penguins from around two thousand feet feet but actually they're being observed from far higher than that in fact from space as discovered back at the British Antarctic Survey Eh in Cambridge. So these are high resolution satellite inches of penguin colonies in Antarctica Fretwell from the team which tracks penguins. But actually when you zoom into these images you can actually see the penguins and sells images are so high resolution. It is such an incredible liberal idea. Realistic counting penguins from space will. Yes but it's very very useful because penguins especially things like improprieties bringing exceptionally remote and challenging harsh conditions. So actually getting people out there even getting a plane out can be almost impossible. And what has your search been telling you about these populations so if you go back ten years. We didn't know how many there were or where they worked. But now using satellite imagery we've been able to double the number of colonies. Elise we know about we now know there are fifty to fifty three colon. These half of those have been found by satellite imagery. The discovery of colonie sounds like good news but in fact back to these animals are facing an unprecedented threat. Dr Filter Thurn is head of conservation biology and propellants breed on series in a warming world. We'll see reduction in sea ice possibly by as much as thirty to forty percent and in that context the won't be sufficiency officiency ice in some areas for them to breed in effect. What you're saying is emperor? Penguins are under threat of extinction thus right with the climate scenarios Charlie that we're live to see the course of this century then we will lose substantial elements of the European population. Thirty percent. Fat Is is really significant and worrying. NBC Let me play Devil's advocate for a moment. Why does it matter why would a world without an the penguins matter? Well that's a good philosophical question. Why does he matter if a species goes extinct? Why does he have any species or many species extinct? Would you like to we. We live in a world where we have no penguins and no rhino. No elephants and no orangutangs. I certainly wouldn't like to see my children growing in a will to these much less rich and less diverse than this is the moment because once they're gone we can't bring and our. I Bet I had my own Penguin citing with meteorologist John Law who just look yes. She's awesome deady penguins. They're just tiny the ones that just a pair of them. Just stand on the intrigued by the house. However often you see their workers so comical the what around slide night across when they did it on their bellies? It's great to save the BBC's Martha Kearney reporting there from Antarctica Technology it makes. Our lives is easier and sometimes modern gadgets seemed to have a mind of their own take this moment for instance. There's no snow in the forecast. Is that blurted out by an apple. Watch the man wearing. It was a BBC meteorologist who was on live TV giving a weather update with snowy shots. The background to get sort of almost blizzard conditions like this even in places like Minneapolis and Denver and Denver's very high up cost without. That's that's yeah that's my thing is in. The forecast is pleased that we're listening to what I was saying. Apologies for that. I was not part of the plan. Thomas SCHAAF and knocker took to twitter and said I never summon Siri and Shafi knockers defense. His watch was likely giving a local forecast in the UK while he was busy talking about whether in the US where there is a lots of snow Wright's theory don't answer me while I'm talking the. US National Weather Service is warning against travel today through Saturday Saturday night across big stretches of the American West so use common sense and stay safe out there. You're listening to the world in Ghana. An archaeologist works to reveal a legacy of slavery and finds more than she expected acted. I wouldn't stay here after nightfall after delivers ghosts.
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"Marco Werman. This is the world good to have you with us this Friday. We've been watching. His political unrest has intensified in Iraq. The past few days culminating today with the resignation of the prime minister. Let me get you up to speed on. Wednesday demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Non Jeff yesterday with tension in the Air Iraqi security forces his shot and killed more than sixty protesters in cities across the country. The bloodiest day yet in this uprising. which has been underway since last month then then today? Iraq's top Shia Muslim cleric condemned the use of force and called for a new government Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mati stepped down shortly after live Cuba's a senior adviser to Iraq's Prime Minister and is currently in London how surprised are you by Abdul Mahdi's announcement. It was not surprised at all the prime minister had to go. He should have gone based on the advice given to him by many people including myself weeks ago. But I think and he's a shrewd politician. He thought he can hold on obesity hideous the end of the road. Now he's out. There is vacuum and there Big Big questions on what's coming next. And what was the significance of Iraq's top Shia leader Ayatollah Ali assist Donnie basically condemning the use of lethal force against protesters and calling for a new government will just bear in mind for a thousand years now dress and the previous.
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"Learn more at indeed dot com slash higher. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Mary Louise Kelley these Lubbock state once controlled a territory the size of Great Britain today. What is left of its forces are under siege? In the small town of bogus in the southeast of Syria with them is an unknown number of civilians who are unable to leave or who have chosen to stay NPR's. Tom Bowman joins us from the Pentagon with the latest. Hi, tom. Hey, mary. Louise. So what is the latest? It seems like we have been hearing for months that the final battle with ISIS was imminent is this it. Well, this appears to be it. But somebody told me over the weekend, we expect the caliphate to be no more. But there is a last meeting area to listen to square miles, but there's estimated five hundred zero fighters they're very much Doug in functions and tunnels. They also have vehicle bombs of fighters and suicide vests and just this morning. The American led rebel fighters said they'd killed dozens of these ISIS fighters. But also took some casualties on their own. And there've been American airstrikes. But the US says they're trying to be careful because there are also some two thousand or so civilians, mostly ISIS, family members of women and children still in this village area. So that means you have to kind of work your way in on the ground building to building very very tough fighting. So it could be a few days, but some people say it could be a week or more or two weeks. Well, look ahead with me, assuming that the city does fall at some point days weeks, whenever it it actually comes what will it mean for Syria. What's the significance? Well, then it's even more complex pair. Louise, because then you move onto it's called stabilization you have to bring back water sewer electricity to some of these areas that you've basically destroyed also you have many thousands of ISIS fighters were filtered back into the population. I was in Syria last fall in there were reports of these fighters mounting bombings and assassinations of local leaders ears. It were cleared. So the next step. After the goose's taken is to train local security forces to police these areas general Jo- done for chairman of the joint chiefs talked about this back and December. Let's listen. We estimate for example, about thirty five to forty thousand local forces have to be trained in equipped in order to provide stability. We're probably somewhere on along the line of twenty percent through the training of those forces. But with regard to stabilisation, we still have a long way to go. And so I'd be reluctant to fix the time. Of course, just two weeks after general made those comments the president said all US troops would leave. He has since reverse that. And now about four hundred of the estimated two thousand Americans will remain in also the Osas talking with France and Britain about staying there as well. They have smaller numbers of troops helping out. So, but I'm told the stabilization effort will take at least many months if not longer and just in the moments. We have lifetime to circle you back to the question. I asked you first, whether this is the final battle, you said, you know, when it comes to the caliphate at some point that will be no more. But but on another level, certainly not the end of ISIS. Absolutely, not ISIS retains following in both Syria and neighboring Iraq. Ideologies still attractive to many and even some of the women coming out with their. Kids mary-louise from bugaboos these other areas, they say they still want to fight for ISIS. NPR pentagon? Correspondent Tom Bowman reporting there from the Pentagon. Thank you, Tom. You're welcome. As the bombs fall in Syria and government, stand poised to announce the end of ISIS. There remains the incredible challenge of what to do with tens of thousands of people involved with ISIS recent report from Human Rights, Watch raises alarms about how children suspected of involvement are being treated describes torture. Forced confessions and quick trials without lawyers. Joe Becker is advocacy director for the children's rights division at Human Rights Watch. She joins us now via Skype. Welcome to the program. Thank you very much. Let's begin by talking about who you interviewed for this report. How old are these children? And how did they get to ISIS? We interviewed nearly thirty children in northern Iraq who had been arrested and were being prosecuted for suspected association with ISIS. So for example, and that Salaam who was just fourteen years old and attending school when ISIS took over Mosul where he was living with his family his school soon. Shut down. And with little to do he said he joined ISIS to earn a salary. He got twenty days of training. And then worked as a cook. Making fifty dollars a month. He told us I never wanted to fight. That's why I stayed cook. And yet he was captured in the military offensive and detained interrogated and convicted of terrorism when we met him he had been in prison already for more than two years. We estimate that there are approximately fifteen hundred children. These are Iraqi children largely between thirteen and seventeen who are being detained for alleged association with with ISIS. And when we say detained what is the process? How are the forced confessions coming in? So what happens is oftentimes if these children are passing through a government checkpoint. Authorities will check their wanted lists of ISIS suspects. And if they see the child's name on the list, the child will be arrested and detained and often interrogated and even tortured. These lists are compiled of tens of thousands of names and a. Child could be arrested simply because someone from their village reported them whether rightly or wrongly as connected to ISIS just being seen in the company of ISIS fighters or being suspected of having a father or an uncle who is part of ISIS is enough ticket a child on one of these lists. When it comes to teens who did commit horrible crimes, what should happen to them. I mean, what what what would make sense in terms of the process? So international law says that children should never be recruited by armed groups in the first place and by children, we're talking about anyone under the age of eighteen the real perpetrators. Here are the adults who recruit the children children should be perceived primarily as victims. And in fact in most armed conflicts around the world, that's the norm. If the children that I met in Iraq had been fighting in south Sudan, or the Central African Republic chances are that already back in school or getting vocational training. So that they could resume their lives. If that's the case, why is this different? Well, what we're increasingly seeing is that in conflicts where a so called terrorist group or armed extremist group is involved governments often take a very punitive approach. We should say that the Carragee the Kurdish regional government said in a statement that it disagrees with your report in Human Rights, Watch notes that it couldn't independently verify the ISIS affiliation of these children. What else have you heard from the Kurdish regional government or are the Iraqi government while we were preparing our report, we we wrote twice to both the Iraqi government and the government the K R J responded to both of our letters. But the Iraqi government never responded at all does the US have a responsibility here to to be involved in this process as it was trying to fight and defeat ISIS. We would like to see if the United States and other governments encourage Iraq to take a different approach towards these children, and instead of using prison and torture to work with qualified agencies. Like UNICEF to setup credible rehabilitation and reintegration programs for these children throwing them in prison. Charging them with terrorism is only gonna foster future grievances. It's not going to help Iraq, achieve Justice or rebuild it society. That's Joe Becker. She's the advocacy director for the children's rights division at Human Rights Watch. Thank you for speaking with us. My pleasure..
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"Iraqi was a gorgeous morning is central Florida this morning, and I walked by my window that one window. I have towards the front, and I felt that nice breeze come through, and then I went by the front door, and I felt that nice breeze come through. And you know, what I thought it's time to get on the radio until Tim, Pat Iraqi this story because every single time it is cold, and I feel that breeze coming in. I think the exact opposite is happening in the summer. Absolutely. Kyle everything that you said is absolutely true. So in the in the wintertime, you know, everybody has those aluminum frame windows. Yeah. So at the end of the day, they're single pane. They conduct heat and cold. They. Glasses very very thin. There's no weather stripping on it. That's a felt that goes around the perimeter of the windows in replacement window, whether it's mine or anybody else's all meet the same code. So everybody has the same windows that meet what the state of Florida says can be sold in the state. However, they're just different manufacturers, which equates to different price points and different things where you know, we we try to keep our, you know, our our overhead down because we know price is going to be a key considerations. Not always when people say, no, no, you know, we want, you know, but we we try to balance quality with with value. So that our prices are good. So that, you know, hopefully, you know, I'm good enough to build a relationship that we can earn your business. You know, once once we do turn it over to Frank and Frank, you know, in our installers, I mean, they just just crackerjack at everything they do. They're the best of the best. They are really good guys. You know, we're all, you know, fathers grandfathers and things we're mature companies. We like to say, you know, what not all, but we're mature. Okay. You know that we might be old in age, but we all act like we're like twenty one at least, that's what my wife tells me. In that. But at the end of the day, you know, the we get I get a lot of questions once I'm there for doing windows get the question is do you guys do doors, and I'm kinda looking at my business card that I just gave him in the United like the last word, Mike, my is door. So no, we we we do focus on doors, and it's anything on the we do interior doors. But the our main focus 'cause we get a lot is the exterior because that's where the weather is an that's where there's a lot of wood and cheesy types of products there that just don't hold up in the Florida elements. So the doors in what's come become very popular. And I think I made have mentioned earlier is if you don't have a swing pattern people you like the look of French doors, you know, these patio gliders that plas pro Numa Anderson maker, just really really lovely. I tell people they're going to be a premium compared to a regular sliding glass door. But you're gonna get a whole bunch of us, and is and you can you don't have to sacrifice moving furniture and things. If you wanted French doors where you have to get the door of the hinge door to open, and I you know, I tell people this might be your better option there. Yeah. You know, we we had a sliding glass patio door that we put French doors in that have the blinds in between. But I never realized just how bad the tracks were on the sliding patio doors sliding patio doors. They can be very nice, and they're useful. Like say, if you don't have room to swing the door one way or the other. I never realized how bad they were in my house Intel I was over at one of my buddies who just built a new house, and there's a brand new track track with a nice nylon bearings. And they roll nice and easily too. Yeah. They they double up a Yudo re- replacement rollers, the the the the wheels are tandem self adjusting self leveling roller. So the main thing though, is sliding glass doors if you ever in the few listening now if you have sliding glass doors, look there about two inches the threshold. Is about two inches lower than the rest of the foundation. So if you don't have cover if you put a hose on the door, there's going to be water going the full length of the track you'll see water that's inside your home, literally. So it's there they have we poll so that the water will go in with not overflow into your home. So what you would I tell people though is if you if you wills in your doors aren't operating properly don't use WD forty any oils and things attracts more dirt and dust and pollen we were talking about pollen this morning down with Kyle. And so water a rag and keep them clean because you don't want to come up, your we, you know, the wheels because then it becomes more problematic, dirt and grit in it. And then it doesn't roll properly, and it gets to be a mess. Right. But you know, sliders, you know, as I tell people if you.
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"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Exactly. What did President Trump? Meanwhile, the remark about US troops in Iraq. The president gave a long interview to CBS over the weekend. He may be pushing to withdraw US troops from Syria. He said he is not though pushing troops to get out of Iraq, at least in part because of the country next door, Iran. He said he does not plan to invade Iran from Iraq, but he wants US forces to watch Iran NPR's Jane raft joins us from Baghdad either. Jane? Hi, Steve, what with the logic of US troops in Iraq being there to watch Iran. Well, that's a great question. So I suppose he's referring to the fact that Iran is Iraq's neighbor. Although the base that he's talking about the big expensive base as he puts it which happens to be an Iraqi base, by the way with American forces inside it is closer to Syria. But I suppose it's proximity. Although it doesn't really help watch. Around because the watching mostly that the US and other Stu is. Of course is signal intelligence. It's satellite images that does not require vase of that kind. So that part has baffled people a little bit. You're saying that it's hard to see how US troops on the ground would be used to watch Iran. You would do that with other assets. But this is what the president said in this interview Rockies think now that that thought has been expressed out loud. Okay. So President Trump's comment about that. Probably couldn't have come at a worse time because there's already tension here about US forces, and what in fact, they're doing here. Now what they're doing. According to the agreement between the US and Iraq is there helping Iraqi forces fight terrorism. So the president of Iraq was speaking at a forum this morning in Baghdad and he said that's not what US forces would be used for. They're here to backup Iraqi forces, and he said they're going to explore how many forces there are here. What they're actually do. Doing whether they're fulfilling their mandate. And then there were other speakers as well. I spoke after the form to the head of one of the major militias here who said that they were going to have a vote in parliament. And when we're talking malicious they're also into politics so vote in parliament possible move to get rid of US troops. And then the militia leader said, and if the US doesn't do that then we have ways to make them leave. No, we don't think it will come to that. But it's a measure of the anger here over this. Well, let's remember some history. Jan raff US troops left Iraq once before in two thousand eleven the Obama administration didn't seem to mind that much at the time. There was some Iraqi resistance to keeping them also. But things didn't work out very, well, the Islamic state took over a large part of the country in the years after that are Iraqis serious about the possibility of leading US troops go away again. Absolutely serious. Having said that a lot of the Iraqi politicians the Iraqi government feels the need for them to stay the Iraqi military for the most part wants them to stay, you know, their training soldiers. They're advising soldiers. And and the Iraqi army still has not really come back to what it was. So there is a significant part of Iraq that recognizes they say that there is a need for them. But the popular sentiment really is there to get American forces out. And it's a sentiment that's growing in in part fueled by comments like those of President Trump NPR's Jane Arraf in Baghdad.
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"Impact of the Iraqi government formation process and how it is. We can together ensure that we create better lives and democracy here in Iraq. The secretary says conversations with the Kurds are ongoing to ensure safety and security in the region but concerns that Turkish president Erdogan has about terrorism will still be addressed Palmdale says even after the American presence ends we're prepared to support whatever countries ready to go. After that includes Turkey and others. US troops have been serving with Syrian Defense forces since two thousand fifteen Grenell. Scott, Fox News routine. Food inspections aren't getting done because of the partial government shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week the food and Drug administration said yesterday, the agency said it's working to bring back about one hundred fifty employees to inspect riskier foods. Such as cheese infant formula and produce FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb said the agency can't make the case that a routine inspection of Nebraska Nabisco cracker facility is necessary during the shutdown. However, the FDA doesn't oversee meat and poultry and those inspections are continuing President Trump is going to the southern border today. The president is scheduled to visit a border patrol station in mcallen, Texas for a round table meeting on immigration and border security. You'll also get a security briefing. Mcgowan is in the Rio Grande valley, which is the section of border with the most illegal border crossings some house. Republicans have joined Democrats in passing a Bill that would reopen. The government the house on a to forty to one eighty eight vote yesterday passed a Bill to fund the treasury department, the IRS and several other agencies eight Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure of the Bill does not include funding for a border wall. Which President Trump has required for him to sign any spending..