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Christian Science Monitor: Iran Fires Retaliation Missiles Into Iraq

Mark Levin

01:05 min | 2 months ago

Christian Science Monitor: Iran Fires Retaliation Missiles Into Iraq

"Christian science monitor Iran fires missiles into northern Iraq and retaliation attack they say Iran says a missile attack Sunday that struck the northern Iraqi city of herbal Was retaliation for Israeli strike in Syria that killed two members of its revolutionary guard That's not what happened Iran claimed responsibility for your missile barrage It struck the sprawling U.S. constantly complex in northern Iraq Iraq's foreign minister summoned Iran's ambassador to protest the attack calling a flagrant violation of the country's sovereignty The tak drew harsh condemnation from the Iraqi government which called it a violation of international law and norms and demand an explanation From the Iranian leadership United States said the missile strike emanated from Iran and strongly condemned it The strikes were outrageous violation of Iraq's sovereignty no U.S. facilities were damaged or personal injured and we have no indication that the attack was directed at the United States The Iranians just said it was Did they not mister producer

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"iraqi government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:35 min | 11 months ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Outrageous station could have a punishment, which reads a death penalty. Um So a single call on outrageous station. It's taken so seriously because we know it was a tremendous amount of risk. The color took in order to reach us. Even just tuning into the station was dangerous. Of course, Dash don't want the people to listen to the station and sometimes in their checkpoints. They will force a driver to turn on. If the radio to see what was the last Radio channel. They've been listening to And what would happen if people were caught listening to your station? So I I don't know exactly what Dash will do to the people, but we know people will be very careful to try to avoid that from happening. They didn't allow to have to sell for people to sell radios in Mosul. Dash dedicated to transmitter to jamming the stations, radio frequencies. And then the frequency war started. Mohammed set up a new transmitter solely to jam dashes broadcasts. And then he moved his own station up and down the diet. But because we were reaching in an abnormal time to a city that's not even under the Iraqi government, so we had some kind of freedom. Because we were the only radio.

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Sadharan Baatein

45:08 min | 1 year ago

Why Only Engineering ? Is there world outside it? - burst 3

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"iraqi government" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"Elsewhere and advisory panel is recommending that next in line for vaccines be people 75 older. Less teachers, factory workers, police and firefighters, grocery store workers and others overseas. Now more unrest in Iraq involving the U. S. At least eight rockets landed in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone. In an attack targeting the U. S embassy, causing some minor damage more now from this morning's might Gavin, a military statement said most of the missiles had a residential complex and a security checkpoint, damaging buildings and cars and wounding one Iraqi soldier. The U. S embassy condemned the attack and urged all Iraqi political and governmental leaders to take steps to prevent such attacks. Washington blames militias funded by Iran for regular rocket attacks on U. S facilities in Iraq, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called such militias the most serious impediment. To peace and prosperity in Iraq. Gordon thanks Mike. The U. S, which is slowly reducing its 5000 troops in Iraq, threatened to shut its embassy unless the Iraqi government Reigns in these militias aligned with Iran. It's 10 minutes now, after the hour on this morning America's first news coming up next the Buyten climate agenda. Today. I'm here with Josh Hunt, executive VP and chief business development officer at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Josh if I wanted to start a new business, what is it that makes Michigan so attractive? If you want to start a business in Michigan? We have unbelievable at that here in Michigan for our entrepreneurial community, as well in terms of opportunities for growth through access to capital. Service, says great universities and then talented workforce that congratulatory those startup businesses here in Michigan. We've seen examples of companies grow from An idea Tonto to over a billion dollar valuation companies like do a security and others that have grown here through the strong ecosystem of support that we have for high tech start ups here in this state To hear more of this interview with Josh Hunt from the Michigan Economic.

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"iraqi government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's a destroyed house. It needs a lot of work, she says. But she says they have to come back from the camp. At some point. They named one of the Children born there below our means wanderer there no friendly neighbors here to come and help villages mostly deserted. Everything is sand colored. Water has to be brought in and tanker's almost nothing grows. There's a sign on the road, saying there was a U S. A D project here, But that project to bring electricity to village still hasn't reached the houses. There. You see the truck driver backer has Ali says he's brought back 17 families. So far, he says, people will eventually rebuild their houses. But the bigger problem is the fear that Isis fighters who came from neighboring Arab villages. Come back. Fresh Moba audition got Donna. If I went to the city of Sinjar tomorrow, I'd be afraid of seeing the same Isis men who took our use et women sitting around in owning shops. It's painful for us. That is the disaster of Sinjar. Parts of cinder city or still in rooms and five years since Isis was driven out area has changed hands between Kurdish and Iraqi government forces. Neither they nor the U. N have done much to help residents rebuild and now stayed groups. The U. N the Iraqi government and diplomats why so little has been done to help survivors of an actual genocide. Given mix of reasons. Leadership struggles, presence of armed militias, security concerns. Iraqi cash crisis and then the pandemic. Yazidis, though, say it's because they're poor and don't have political power..

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"iraqi government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:13 min | 1 year ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The Taliban. The timing Has Bean did take people by surprise and other courses is also linked toward downs in in Iraq. I know that's agreed with the Iraqi government, Somalia as well. On all of this at a time when the U. S administration is in transition. What do you think will be the direct consequences on the ground? Because Javid Faisal seemed to think that there wasn't much reliance on U. S. Air power, for instance. I I've been they they suspect of that statement. I have to say. Three Americans moving to counterterrorism role which I I understand a lot of precision strike surveillance Special forces, but the big the big the big game changer for the Afghan National Security forces. Is definitely air power on day helicopters. Um and we saw what happened when the Russians would prove that support for the Afghan regime Back in the 19 eighties. We certainly saw what happened when the Americans withdrew. Yes. Evil from the Vietnamese in the seventies. That is an absolutely critical part of giving the Afghan security forces the confidence to stand, stand and fight. Where, where appropriate on bees in your view that they really don't have that at the moment because In previous interviews we've done with Afghan officials, they seem to be suggesting that they can cope on their own. And yet we've seen this surge in violence intensifying in the last few weeks. Well, I think father that is definitely linked to the sort of Taliban negotiating hand in Indo heart the moment On bits. Definitely. I suppose they encouraging a new inclination by elements of the American Um, Mr I don't say military administration to to extricate themselves from these complex operations. Um and I just do think history tells us this is a very, very difficult place. To be to be fighting in. I think the Afghans doing a fantastic job in many ways. But they are an army that's been raised very fast when they need Conference on competence to stay in the field. And I just think this does not send it very happy message to are the Afghan are Afghan. Allies, let alone the other. Contributing NATO partners. Generals assignment male, retired British army officer and deputy chief of the defense staff with responsibility for Afghanistan back in 2000 and nine and 27, thanks for joining us Now Ethiopia's federal forces have continued their push towards the capital off the rebel northern to dry region of MMA Kelly. The prime minister, Abby Atmos is ignoring international appeals for talks and an end to the fighting, which is triggered a serious humanitarian crisis as we were hearing on the program yesterday. National Army has been engaged in a confrontation with the regional to Gray People's Liberation Front for nearly two weeks. Now the BBC senior Africa correspondent on Soy has this report. A boat packed with people.

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More than 50 women in DRC allege abuse by Ebola aid workers

The World and Everything In It

04:17 min | 1 year ago

More than 50 women in DRC allege abuse by Ebola aid workers

"REPORTER ONIS AOL Kerry. Restart today here in. Africa more than fifty women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have accused international aid workers of sexual abuse. The women reported multiple incidents of abuse that happened during the twenty eighteen ebola crisis. He told me to come to his hotel and Phil illegal if. We had heard splint thinks about this four winless. The men worked for organizations like the world, Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders five women said, their abusers worked for the Christian nonprofit World Vision the women said multiple men had coerced them into intimate acts in exchange for a job or fire them. When they refused some reported, the abuse happened as recently as March. The World Health Organization promised a full investigation and serious consequences for abusers. The allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers are deeply heartache and heartbreaking. World Vision also launched an investigation into the allegations. Next we go to. Asia. Plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia a facing accusations of human rights abuses that's according to a recent report by US investigators. The report found that Malaysian palm oil plantations use forced child labour abused their workers and house them in inhumane living conditions. The industry has been built on a backbone of modern slavery and it's being built on the backbone of these companies being our to violate human rights norms, left right and centre with no consequence. As a result US costume officials said they will block all palm oil products from one of Malaysia's largest producers. US manufacturers use palm oil in more than half of all packaged consumable products everything from cosmetics to animal feed. Indonesia and Malaysia of the world two largest producers. Tequila. Next to the Middle East. The United States has threatened to close its embassy in Iraq following a string of attacks on American troops in recent weeks, number militias. Groups have targeted Baghdad's Green Zone. That's where the Iraqi government and several embassies are based a rocket attack killed six women and children last week. The next day, a roadside bomb targeted a US led convoy south of the capital Secretary of State Mike pompeo warned that the trump administration may close the embassy. If Iraq doesn't take steps to halt the attacks last week, Iraq's foreign minister said if the United States shuts down its embassy other nations might follow. He also said the move might encourage extremists to increase tax. Addict. And finally we end today in. Euro. A massive storm, hit the border regions between France and Italy over the weekend. It brought record rainfall and heavy floods that swept away roads. Two people died and nine are missing. One hundred homes were damaged or destroyed officials. Report had twenty four inches of rain in twenty four hours. That's more than the region usually gets in three months. The water level in one. Italian. River jumped nine feet the same day blocking access to several mountain villages. That's this week's wall tour reporting for World Amnesia or he carry in Buda. Nigeria.

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Pompeo Threatens to Close U.S. Embassy in Iraq Unless Militias Halt Attacks

BBC World Service

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Pompeo Threatens to Close U.S. Embassy in Iraq Unless Militias Halt Attacks

"Department is demanding immediate action against those responsible for a rocket attack that killed at least five Iraqi civilians on Monday in Baghdad. Police say the rocket was aimed at Baghdad airport. The attack followed a US threat to close its embassy unless the Iraqi government reined in Iran back militias responsible for recent attacks in the region. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi warns that closing any diplomatic mission with threatened regional security.

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"iraqi government" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

11:10 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Back with the Iraqi government but wait for governor this year daily update but in the meantime rock we got a random stories here we haven't touched on yeah I got the this one here and I wonder how close if com this is locally if if any folks in in a restaurant industry want to weigh in but there's a the Maryland restaurant owner I saw an article out encouraging folks to you know obviously everyone's you know doing a lot of the delivery from the restaurants and picking it up and coming back home all that sort of thing but the deliveries in particular you know everything has an app these days will this restaurant or saying to delete all the delivery apps because apparently a lot of them come with like a twenty five to thirty percent commission rate allergies I've falls back on the restaurants themselves who are already you know barely hanging on right now during all this so he's saying look just call the restaurant itself and we'll get your order and do all that versus going to all these delivery apps that are out there so you're talking like door dash for uber eats and all that's right you read Theodore dash all those sorts of things so you know yeah it's just and again I I've not you know I have not had anything delivered to me other than my larose pizza which should be here about an hour and a half but the so so I think you have the delivery apps yet but apparently that's the that's the case I don't know here that's a like automatic dial for you you just you know Seery Collaros is again it is a it's an automatic on Friday for you in pretty much man it has been for for the longest time and you know I I'm a I'm a guy I get into a routine man and it's hard for me to just I know I think routine keeps me sane so it's just you know them the last things that are you know at a placer differed on the better off I am so it's just here we go what do you want and that's it my wife makes fun of me but she doesn't like the oldest forty year old guy I've ever heard of hello I got a new fangled changes around going on I have my beats on Friday night I'm gonna be upset oh boy I Valerie what you've give me crap about my breakfast I've literally have the same breakfast every morning for I don't know how long which is hard boiled eggs and plain Chobani yogurt with blueberries and every morning sets it out every once in awhile you don't want to just break it down and you don't want to damage to have like a BLT or some will my wife give me half of her B. L. T. not guilty but her a bagel this morning those kind of lower retreat those thrown off the entire day because I missed it but does about as crazy as I get home it goes my week there Brett now look on the weekend let let's go we're getting donuts on Saturday or Sunday morning and you know what rejection all of you to make something on either Friday Saturday or Sunday mornings well some sausage or some you know whatever almost or something so yeah see that's the thing ever every once in awhile I just you know get a wild hair and all and all makers Saturday or Sunday breakfast course not for the boys anymore a they they don't really live here too much anymore but B. even when they were here in high school I'm not going to wait until one in the afternoon to have sex that's that's either with old Alex yeah yeah we have that and look forward to is his bow and bronzing get order here for sure yeah hi deserves I'll make up a mess a Gadda endeavors like the government have Allen E. little later in like Anna Hey look I'm gonna fight with me I'm going to have some I'm gonna make myself a little GLT over here this couple slices again I put a little let you know lettuce and tomato on their little male little mustard and then also to be like a screw you I mean the enemy is not only good right now well I can't do it it's it isn't that simple one of my favorite but as far as the people do suffer the stuff different around the world rock this happened in India there were some foreigners get Taurus there but these were all from from Europe so you know we're not involved in this but they were from like Israel Australia Mexico some other European allies in the so they have a really strict stay at home order I mean literally I mean at least here you can go to the store in the pharmacy or whatever the case might be gonna get pick up to two weeks yeah but these people are being real strict well these ten kids were out walking around so they came upon a checkpoint and they said woody I where you guys go on their life well we're just kind of walking around they were like aha so did they shoot him dead they cut their hands off no they made they made him sit down in front of them and write five hundred times on a piece of paper I didn't follow lockdown I am sorry so that was a good movie right at the legs of the day duty and first grade if you would not you know pee your pants right do that again I'm sorry teacher but yeah so the cops made him do that it's a good idea it's kind of a would be punishment but I guess I got the message across eight western and then look whatever works I'm trying to think the last time in school that I had to do you know racial lines that in grade school at St James and white oak that that was a punk popular punishment you know you got five hundred lines and black screw you and I got a thousand you know that that sort of thing so you have to take a random book and just write lines that it well yeah I don't think I ever had to do that I'm trying to remember I don't you know I guess said the office a couple of times but I never read or write anything and just kind of got lectured and you know what was the worst I finish meet you received in lions let's say high school like the worst thing you did the worst you've got to stay disciplined by the school shoot non error but nothing major I mean most of my trouble was in like elementary and junior high but once again high school I was just kinda like in Allentown I'm not going to go sit in a corner or whatever the hell I'm just gonna do my time to get to get out of here so my head down and plow through it in fact and I was yeah I'm almost afraid Donald was a free man I was going to do my time all right let's go to Jack Crumley and see what's going on with governor ridge here thanks Eddie yeah governor Andy Beshear now going into the update portion of his daily update he says they're gonna go pretty quickly because they want to get through what the president announced yesterday at six PM about the national criteria for relaxing social distancing rules and more now indeed Bashir speaking county site today this providing drive through testing that partnership with Kroger and then our contract with gravity diagnostics and you PS tested two hundred and twelve individuals today it's it we we are seeing the numbers that are tested going up that's a real positive we want to get the most tests that we can out of all of of these facilities so again on Ken's gonna run through tomorrow and then on Tuesday now we have four sites opening up if we can put up how to sign up for them that is Madisonville Paducah Somerset impactful and you got a fall in the criteria again that's on the website but use health care worker first responder symptomatic or in those especially vulnerable population let's make sure that you get online remember in any of the area in Madisonville and Paducah that covers a lot of western Kentucky if you're in the purchase certainly sign up for for Paducah and then Somerset south central US southern Kentucky and impactful in eastern Kentucky let's make sure we we you can sign up and and they'll give you a date on a Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday because we're trying to get a man in those states and then this coming Wednesday we'll talk about the next set of sites they've been chosen pretty specifically and there's going to be a a a plan around them to try to address some of the inequalities and and the health care outcomes that that we're seeing so again Madisonville Paducah Somerset and pike Phil and all the surrounding areas make sure that you go online start signing up now through Monday we want to make sure that we maximize the tests in your regions also wanna make sure I give a shout out to our Kentucky public school system and everything that they have done to feed our kids it is nothing short of amazing so when their meals for March which is March of this year just bad during the month of March four million six hundred and fifty six thousand eight hundred ninety seven meals served to two hundred and thirty thousand children to everyone out there who helped to those school systems thank you thank you our kids thank you thank you for for again passing that test of of humanity you are amazing we appreciate you you do you do amazing things he even in a year where we don't have something like the corona virus but just look at how you have now responded so to all of you thank you for protecting our most vulnerable during this all right today we're gonna go ahead and do our update on cases so that we can then move into some of the planning so today turned out better than I thought it would coming from yesterday as it turned out a number of the the cases that I thought we would see today were second cases of people who were recovering in other words they already had tested positive for the corona virus but to recover having to have those those next test to show that you are now negative so our total number of new cases today is a hundred and thirty four and while that is high compared to a number of other days I expected it to be much worse so that is all in all a good sign that brings our total number of cases again after we had just everyday on duplicates and folks outside of Kentucky to two thousand five hundred twenty two total number tested thirty thousand five hundred.

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"iraqi government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Our north military such as the park fifty seven front out of Colombia or the merger of the gene do you know if they're working in conjunction with the Mexican cartels is there any intelligence indicating that I cannot tell you that I can I know the answer to that I believe I do but I cannot tell you that we have information that would lead us to believe something very powerfully but I cannot tell you yes please yeah Mr president have U. S. forces in Iraq taking precautions because of this particular shift back and if you take into questions and we are watching it very closely and if something bad happens it's going to be very painful for the other side the talks with the Iraqi government office they knew about it yeah yeah the offering additional protection see we'll see what happens but you know we're down to a small force now over the years since I got we've been bringing smaller and smaller and we're down right now to a small number but we are very powerful air power there we have the big bass and which will you know I mean nobody can get near it and nobody can even get near that but we've really largely left you know we've taken tremendous amounts out and we've deploy them elsewhere including bringing some back home do you think tweeting about it will help I'm not sure the social media gets out I have hundreds of millions of people number one on Facebook you can always number one offense McKinney I just found out I'm number one office for because of those very nice for whatever it means it represents something and what I can explain to people just don't do it you know it's going to be bad if you do it's going to be really bad and they don't need to do if they have enough problems Iran has enough problems without doing that but we've been pulling back for substantially over the last year in Iraq and so don't sweat it said before you don't want to give the enemy whoever that is in this case I had set up do you feel like maybe you could just giving a warning it's not a heads up I'm giving them a warning there's a big difference.

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"iraqi government" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Are you north will attend such as those parking he seven front out of Colombia or the merger of the gene do you know if they're working in conjunction with the Mexican cartels is there any intelligence indicating that I cannot tell you that I can I know the answer to that I believe I do but I cannot tell you that we have information that would lead us to believe something very powerfully but I cannot tell you which yeah Mr president helped US forces in Iraq taking precautions because this articular should happen if you take a precautions and we are watching it very closely and if something bad happens it's going to be very painful for the other side then I talked with the Iraqi government about things they know about it yeah yeah the offering additional protection see we'll see what happens but you know we're down to a small force now over the years since I got we've been bringing smaller and smaller and we're down right now to a small number but we have very powerful air power there we have the big bass and which will you know I mean nobody can get near it and nobody can even get near that but we've really largely left you know we've taken tremendous amounts out and we've deploy them elsewhere including bringing some back home do you think tweeting about it will help from the social media gets out I have hundreds of millions of people number one on Facebook you can always number one offense McKinney I just.

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US general: US strikes destroy weapons depots, more remain

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

US general: US strikes destroy weapons depots, more remain

"What should now be obvious to everyone is you're not gonna be able to fire those at a U. S. or coalition based hurt or kill our people an escape unscathed general Frank McKenzie America's top Middle East commander says there are other sites the U. S. has not hit because of potential civilian casualties and sensitivities with the Iraqi government Baghdad is angry over the strikes with Iraq's military saying three commandos and two police officers were killed McKenzie says the Iraqis knew the attack was imminent if Iraqis were there an Iraqi military forces were there I would say it's probably not a good idea to position yourself with a team has bought in the wake of a strike that killed Americans and coalition members soccer make Connie at the White House

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Here's why Patriot missile defense systems aren't in Iraq yet

On The Edge With Thayrone

00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Here's why Patriot missile defense systems aren't in Iraq yet

"Three weeks after Ron fired ballistic missiles that American forces in Iraq defense secretary mark S. persist patriot air defense systems have not been allowed to deploy to protect thousands of US troops boxes Jennifer Griffin asked esper if the Iraqi government was blocking the move we need the permission of the Iraqis that's one issue there may be others with regard to placement and things like that are more tactical more operational so it's a combination of things fox news first reported patriot surface to air missiles would likely deployed to Iraq in the wake of Iran's ballistic missile attack the chairman the joint chiefs of staff general mark Millie later said Iran had intended to kill American troops but early warning and dispersal save

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"iraqi government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

06:04 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"It will play out to between the Iraqi government and the United States on the forces but he clearly made it clear to everyone that he will do is a legal political means to achieve what he wants mainly the pull out of the US troops otherwise he said he would you and your other means we hope that he is not going to to do that so he doesn't have to this time it's new because he is joined by as our armed forces that used to be on not on good terms with with them it with this address recently so who's being in palm and out the recent meeting that you had with the major cardinals sort of four groups bosses is significant on people have to watch for it and they have because this is not an empty threat it is going to be important I think what is gonna happen depends on the demonstration that he called for in in a week or so and that's will be important to hire square is the casualties of the demonstrators out of a casualty of the recent events in the last three four weeks they have as I said earlier to give them five hundred dad on about twenty thousand injured they accomplished something that is completely unique getting the government to resign they got the problem and to work on Sirius reforms on it after a laws on elections commissions on other things but then they were sent to Joe backseat by the more news worth the event on development so I think it is going to be very hard for them to big to stick to the same momentum that they had they lost a new prime minister finally is basically this is the biggest question as I said this is unprecedented the Iraqi constitution does not to really of specify a clear roadmap I mean that items of the constitution had three articles about the vacancy and the prime minister's job none of them talks about that as a nation of the prime minister I don't know how you could write the constitution that doesn't anticipate that as a nation someone so they don't know whether as I said that I was there is a lot of a lot of trouble in it there are two possibilities first they are there is a violation of the constitution right now they've passed the mandates one way is to appoint a new prime minister or keep the same current prime minister and government in place on how do what they need to do through them what is needed to be done as basically but I've prepared for an annual election and to have a new election law both are unpopular because the protesters on in general and I can move they do not want to come in from the government to continue and there isn't anybody that can be presented they would be accepted by the protesters so anybody who is then forced or imposed upon the process will probably lead to more protests in the streets on more casualties by it and and the confrontations the protests are so far have been exercising their veto power they just say we don't want to this no matter who is presented to them but they never said home they really want and that is because that fragmented nobody speaks on their behalf and that is not leadership so if and there is one thing that I can predict and you know I'm is taught and I hate to predict for the future safer to talk about past events but I would not see a pro American prime minister and settled anytime soon because it will not be able to get the vote but it is again very hard to read the I agree that a few names that used to be that good potential names but they were burnt immediately after they were presented as possible candidates this marked for some right now in Iraqi politics a politics as the one who says no I dont want to be the next prime minister no the one who says I do this is what I told it at least a couple of people called on us for advice thank you for this Moscow dean is the Iraq expert at the event to counsel this will allow for Dan from its I think also on January fourteenth France Germany and the United Kingdom the white or the JCP or a dispute resolution mechanism is to create some time for Iran to resume compliance or reduce tension well if there's speculation that first of all I mean the one of the ways in which Iran has responded to US policy is to begin to infringe upon the agreement they did so in a very careful and calculated way even the most recent infringement is about adding more centrifuges but not going to twenty percent so you keep it at low enriched uranium and you still have some wiggle room to go back they haven't reached the point of no return but it's very difficult to see what the Europeans will do that will satisfy them so it's a very difficult situation I see the European response as an effort to sort of work it they are squeezed between the trump administration on the one hand and a Ron on the other they cannot sit there I heard a number of interviews with folks who would help to to negotiate agency PO I they feel some feel it was a mistake what the Europeans that I think they're in a very tight spot and there isn't any structural solution to this other than other than reinstating the agreement and that is not in the cards so it's it's you know it's I it's it was a calculated risk and it provides no obvious solution to the current impasse thank you this question from Henry you are a bark you've to wanna go out or end up as it runs control over your argument issues goes way beyond any normal influence relationship was this last forever what are the longtime implications for Iraq is the biggest.

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"iraqi government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"And they were talking out of our intelligence network was very very good yeah sixteen here if you wanna look at virens perspective they were able to fire a combination of muscles so they fired solved fuel and and liquid fuel and they fired it ranges at six hundred miles away and precisely precisely with the probability error of ten meters it exactly what they want they have and that was demonstrated clearly on you can see the photos of what they did what they intentionally did to show their capability and Paul saturation and precision were the missiles made in Iran all I think they were they I think someone more I I'm not sure I think some could have been blocked in Russia but most of them right now their production capabilities have that but that is Russian technology that's got technology that's been transferred to them and developed over time sure Ricky the Iraqi government has voted the parliament has voted to they want about blacks that's not correct because only the the Shia part of the Iraqi government voted so there is no SUNY and there is no current votes no none of them attended that congressional hearings others as more propaganda than truths that is eight one sector it's just like if the if the Republicans showed up there are only and they voted and that's so as it is not a fair assessment of the Iraqi government do you sense that the United States will pull out its troops now grown up so there is so that they will stay if they stay and there's roughly five thousand troops inside Iraq based on this attack that just happened a few days ago what needs to change to defend the troops why they were dispersed a lot so there's a lot of dispersal so it's hard for them to figure out what they're going to click through Twitter targets on they could've easily struck other targets that would have been more successful for them if they wanted to kill Americans more mass amounts of America they didn't choose to do that we are not gonna be able to air defense everyone of these bases and each five thousand lives in our lap because we have many more soldiers that are within striking range as well with much more equipment so those have to be done in a as a P. and we got to.

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Dr. Patrick Clawson Breaks Down the U.S.-Iran Crisis

People of the Pod

11:03 min | 2 years ago

Dr. Patrick Clawson Breaks Down the U.S.-Iran Crisis

"After after the US assassinated Iranian General Qassem Sulamani last Thursday night cable news and social media were inundated with people sharing their thoughts. What's on what the strike would mean for the future of the Middle East and whether it might mean war between the US and Iran? This week I spoke with two foremost Middle East. Experts is to clear the noise and get the real sense of what this all means. I here's my interview with Dr Patrick. CLAWSON director of research at the Washington Institute a fluent Farsi Speaker an eminent Iran expert. Who helped us understand what is going on right now inside Iran? Patrick thank you so much for joining us. Yes thanks for having me now. I saw a few people comparing the other night. The assassination of Qassams Sulamani to if an enemy had killed the American American Vice President Chairman of the joint she says staff of the Armed Forces and the director of the CIA all rolled into one. I'm not sure if that's exactly Accurate but it certainly gets. The point across that Sumani was a hugely important figure in Iran. Who did most of his work outside of the country? So maybe you can tell us who was costume Sumani when he was only responsive to the supreme leader so he was somebody operated outside completely outside of the control rule the elected government and he had had quite a low profile until the battle against Isis when is is the Islamic state launched some spectacular tax writing Tehran against the modulus parliament and against Khomeini's tune. Many the Iranians became afraid that Isis was going to wound their country your same way that it unexpectedly rolled across northern Iraq and over much just Syria and there was the perception that was the role luminary guards particular vessel money who saves the country from that fate and that really is what launched him on this past being so incredibly popular and then he capitalized on on this by showing up on the front lines and the battles against Isis and the battles against the opponents of the Syrian regime and he showed up on the front lines. It's both in Iraq and Syria repeatedly tried to claim credit for Iran For the battle against Isis which was not very deserved of course the irony is that it was the sectarian policies ultra sectarian policies. That Isis had the knicks had a push the Iraqi government to adopt which. We're so responsible for young Sudanese turning to Isis. They're only possible savior. And it's this part of the broader kind of complexity the day of the Middle East that you know when we think of maybe America's enemies or or Western enemies in the Middle East. We often think of well. I guess nowadays now as we think of the Sunni extremists Isis but kind of historically we think of Shiite extremists backed by Iran groups like Hezbollah for instance. Right right right and Iran has a long history of being prepared to work with the Sunni radicals at the same time that it's fighting. That's what it did with the Taliban with what with al Qaeda in Iraq would simultaneously work with and fight these organizations and so that history of Iran being both the firemen and the arsonist is what he wrong same approach Brought to the fight against Isis. What do we know about the specifics of the attack last week? That Killed Sumani. Well we know that it was remarkably stupid on the part are risky shall always say on the part of Some money and his key Iraqi interlocateur arguably the most important person in Iraq effectively able to control all the militia. Many who adopted the The Sudan Hondas To be in the same car they made a very attractive target so so the United States was able to track some of these movements across the Middle East he had become much less discreet over the years and decided they would interact attack attack him here at the Baghdad airport at a spot where there was no possibility of collateral damage is very isolated area now in the hours after the attack a lot out of elected officials and foreign policy types you know landed on roughly the same assessment. I would say they felt that Sumani was a bad actor Dr. no-one should shed any tears that he is dead. But without any serious strategy for what comes next they felt that the assassination wouldn't be helpful. Awful step do you share that assessment. Oh I think the fascination clearly had to be accompanied by a whole lot of additional steps and We won't have to see how things things unfold for instance. I would say that. It was pretty obvious that after the assassination Iran would pick some reprisals and the hope would be that The reprisals would be like like the ones that we saw the other night in the missiles fired at Iraq year basis actions which Iran could claim were bowled strikes against United States dates but which in fact inflicted very little damage. And if that's all Iran does well and Mr Trump's decision to take out Mr Solomon need look pretty good The question is what will come next. Will Iranians Start Planning something which they will carry out in the months ahead. That'll hokey much damage than what we've seen to date. Of course that wasn't the only staff writer. The Iranian regime also announced an additional degree of noncompliance with the JCP with twenty fifteen Iran. Deal right but that had nothing to do with saw money. I mean they've been saying for some time that they plan to announce that on January fifth and sure enough. They did so since we've been told ever since November fifth that every sixty days Iran would be announcing the next step. It was hardly surprised that Iran announced measures January fifth breath. And when they did they measures were markedly less veer than what people had fought in that the expectation ever since the November fifth actions of reducing adducing Iran's commitment to nuclear deal had been announced that a good chance that on January Feron would announce it's going to stop cooperating with the enhanced inspections nations by the International Atomic Energy Agency. He wanted nothing of the sort And Iran is still cooperating. Those enhanced inspections So what Iran announced in January fifth was if anything less than what people have thought they might get. Maybe you just have a cooler demeanor but you sound rather less concerned than a lot. Lot of people out there on Cable News on twitter. Would you say that there's less to be concerned about. Then some people are portraying the situation. Well I'm a believer in the muddle through theory of history three and the dramatic events or not as likely as muddling along. I would simply say that You always have to ask yourself once the alternative So for instance a number of people partially criticizing the decision to kill someone. Money are people harshly criticized trump's decision not to respond militarily early after the attack on Saudi oil facilities and if salamone in fact was planning terrorist attacks with killed dozens or more Americans uh-huh and he'd carried those out. Then these some of these critics would have been complaining that Mr Trump hadn't done anything to forestall the actions so I would just simply say that Often when you're in a tough situation all the options facing you are tough and imperfect and in this case Mr trump came down a very different side. They come down on over the last six months. I think that we calibrating had some merit to it. Call the goodness knows. This step was a very bold and potentially dangerous injury step. Let's just turn before ran. Let's just turn quickly to a little bit about how this killing has been received inside of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ron. You mentioned that Sumani is seen or had been seen within Iran kind of the figure who saved Iran from Isis or or from other bad actors in the region there were reportedly millions of Iranians at his funeral a gathering so massive that fifty people actually died in a stampede in the middle middle of the proceedings so to what degree is that due to him truly being a revered and beloved figure or is there some degree to which the turnout was is more a sign of fear of the regime and kind of a sense of needing to fall in line. Well the government's certainly encouraged and siltation people turning out. I wouldn't say that he was beloved and revered I would say that he was respected and that many people who can't stand the Islamic republic. We'll tell you look. We don't like the Revolutionary Guards yards at all but in their hand they did save us from a worse fate namely the Dash and furthermore that last summer when Iran I was having a record floods. It was the goods for us. which effectively organized relief thought areas after the government had turned out to be utterly incompetent doing that and so there were large numbers of people in several of the cities where the funerals were held Who felt a personal gratitude to for the coots force had done for them and their neighbors? But I don't think that he was so much loved as he was respected And the image that the regime constructed for him was not really entirely accurate. Put it mildly. I mean this is a man who is also a brutal thug at home as well as a terrorist abroad and It really was a clever marketing to take advantage of the role that you played against Isis. Won't he played in flood relief to make him into a popular figure. The last question. Since president trump reimpose sanctions on Iran. The value of the Iranian riyal has plummeted. I think the exchange rate eight today stands somewhere around forty two thousand riyal to a single. US dollar there have been major protests against the regime in recent months over over economic dissatisfaction. Yes but also interestingly pushing back on repression of women and and perhaps other social issues does the US killing Sulamani Johny weaken or strengthen the standing of the regime at home. I think that it makes a lot of rainy INS scared where the future is headed. And I don't think that's good for the regime so while it's certainly true that some of the money was a unifying figure in Iran. People Kinda got S- care net the possibility that it'll be war with the United States while all this is certainly something that will be watching very closely over the coming days and weeks weeks and months. Patrick thank you so much for joining us and sharing your

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Iran's U.N. Ambassador: Strike On U.S. Bases Was 'Measured, Proportionate Response'

Morning Edition

07:03 min | 2 years ago

Iran's U.N. Ambassador: Strike On U.S. Bases Was 'Measured, Proportionate Response'

"Majed talks Revlon she is Iran's ambassador to the United Nations he spoke yesterday afternoon after his country launched missiles at the US and its allies in Iraq Iran called in retaliation for the U. S. drone strike in Iraq that killed a running in general Qassem Soleimani as ambassador of on she came to the line in New York news bulletins were flowing into our news room in Baghdad rockets were landing in the green zone near the US embassy in Washington a US general said it was too early to tell if Iran's attacks were done so we asked ambassador reminds you to tell us is Iran's retaliation against the United States finished what we have said the is that we took care I measured proportionate response to terrorist assassination all of on top general Qassem Soleimani and last night and the as far as the lawn is concerned that the action was concluded last night so it depends on the United States if the US ventures to attacking it on again definitely proportionate response will be and verification he spots so that's attack okay and you said that this concluded the retaliation so if there are people concerned about other forms of attacks such as cyber attacks on U. S. interests or attacks by allies of Iran throughout the region you're saying Iran would not endorse that you were done and V. are responsible for the actions that that you take we do not consider that any any sort of actions to be taken by others the action was taken in accordance with all rights which was proportionate and which was a in response to the killing off of course simply money when you said you don't take responsibility for the actions of others are you saying it is entirely possible that Iraqi militias aligned with Iran could still lash out and Iran would not accept responsibility for what they're doing I'm not suggesting anything anything in this in this regard we are not responsible for any other people to do whatever it is that they they are going to do so we don't have as I said I'm not suggesting anything to accept or to reject any any sort of actions by others Iran's supreme leader speaking after this retaliation said the next step was to push the United States out of the region US forces out of the region how does Iran intend to do that the people of all of the region are calling for the US withdrawn from from this neighborhood just look at their decision all there is okay parliament the Iraqi parliament decided that to to say to the whole of lord that there is no place for the US forces in Iraq the American forces are not welcome in our neighborhood ambassador you're correct that Iraq's parliament did vote to expel forces from Iraq but we should be clear they didn't vote to expel the United States from a rock they voted to expel foreign forces from Iraq and that leads us to notice that the general sort of money a member of Iran's military was in Iraq when he was killed what was he doing there he was he was there to help the dog he on forces to fight to terrorist at the invitation of the Iraqi government he was a popular figure not only need on but in the in the neighboring countries because he sacrificed a lot to preserve the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all of these countries but wasn't general Soleimani this symbol of Iran's involvement in Iraq which is something that Iraqis have been protesting against in recent months you know there are different voices within Iraq but then he was more to it than in Iraq you saw and the they don't you people how they don't keep people reacted in anger and he sacrificed himself for the for the southern center total integrity off you don't as you must know ambassador to the United States or search the general Soleimani was plotting attacks against Americans against the United States are you able to say if he was plotting such attacks it is the beauty of the United States to to prove otherwise I mean to prove a that he was he was in fact plotting to to kill Americans because what I can also ask you was he was he plotting to kill Americans no he as I said he was there in order to help the Iraqi government to to better I mean find terrorists that and then if you are a simple let me tell you but let's be clear Iran is defined the United States as terrorist once he or his organization planning attacks against the United States or its interests at the time as I said if he's if he's the duty of the United States to provide any evidence that the claim that he was about to kill American citizens and cannot be acceptable to all on hand if he's if he's not being accepted even by the members of Congress SO one cannot accept the discipline from the US administration that the threat was imminent one final thing investor president trump in making his statement responding to a runs retaliation began with this sentence quote as long as I am president of the United States Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon Iran is that it doesn't want a nuclear weapon is that a statement on which you can agree with the president once I can tell you is that the not seeking nuclear weapons it is not in our interest to have nuclear weapons it is against the religious verdict all of our supreme leader but the V. ten knots and accept the fact that the US in contravention of NTT in contravention all of the JC puree the resolution twenty to thirty one of the US security council is acting to to try to beat on from its right sold the question should be posed to the US administration then they want to join the international community and acts like a normal country in distress international agreements Majid Takht trevan she is Iran's ambassador to the United Nations is in New York investor thanks so much thank you Sir now here at the end how Iran turns U. S. rhetoric against the US the United States accuses Iran of terrorism Iran accuses the US of terrorism the US has said it wants Iran to act like a normal nation Iran's ambassador just made the same remark about the United

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U.S. knew Iranian missiles were coming ahead of strike; Trump announces new sanctions

Ben Shapiro

03:07 min | 2 years ago

U.S. knew Iranian missiles were coming ahead of strike; Trump announces new sanctions

"So according to US officials telling USA today US officials did have advance warning of runs missile assault the damage to Iraqi bases housing US and coalition forces I hanger Dallas on a sprawling complex one hundred miles west of Baghdad that houses about fifteen hundred coalition forces was severely damaged according to US officials speaking to USA today on the condition of anonymity the official added the early warning systems gave US forces advance knowledge the missiles had been launches also possible by the way we're hearing about the early warning system to cover up for the fact that Ron actually created a back channel to the Iraqi government saying that they were not going to kill Americans so get your guys out right now because the last thing we want is a full scale war with you guys we now save face you get to claim that we are a failure we all go home happy and then maybe we work toward negotiating a new agreement the fact is the water run Justin forces the Europeans into a bad situation Europeans would love nothing better than to go back to the failed J. C. P. L. eight year run nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration is basically an active appeasement by like that sucker was ten years long it was set to expire like very very soon was signed in two thousand thirteen so it's been awhile nothing was was already going to be the phone can run is gonna start its nuclear testing its nuclear missiles programs nuclear weapons program right back up in the next couple of years no matter what so trump saying that we need to cut a new deal with Iran and that they had that has to be done on the basis of no more terrorism no realistic missile testing no more nuclear technology that is exactly right one of the things you keep hearing from the media is that the Iran nuclear deal is keeping a running track what only with regard to their nuclear program at best at best in reality what was doing his bribing them but the possibility of greater regional power and economic strength so that one day they could move forward with an actual nuclear weapons program that that is why the the democratic takes on all of this are so silly so well in the in the middle of all of this the Iranians basically back down around issued all these sort of empty warnings one there on the leaders tweeted a picture of the Iranian flag supposedly sort of the the response to from two in a picture of the American flag is he treated the Iranian flag because wow look at us we're just like the United States yeah except for the fact that you shot a bunch of missiles and even had a camel the **** so there there's that and then around issue for the warranty they're going to attack you by they're going to attack hi fi in Israel which of the Tel Aviv which of course is just silly talk and then provides a reef basically the the foreign minister who is talking tough just a few moments ago they all the same he is backing down that's what he's a run took and concluded proportionate measures in self defense under article fifty one of you and charter targeting base from which powerfully armed attack against our citizens and senior officials were launched it wasn't against our citizens who literally had terrorists in the country of Iraq a foreign country where your facilitating terror terror attacks we do not seek escalation award will defend ourselves against any aggression does it is a re basically said we're done now we're done we're not we're we're we're finished at this point and from thence we yeah okay then I'm gonna be done I guess we're done a dream that last night all is well this is lunch from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq assessment of casualties and damage is taking place now so far so good in most powerful and welcomes military anywhere in the world by far I will be making a statement tomorrow

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Iraqi Parliament votes to expel U.S. troops. What now?

BBC Newshour

07:30 min | 2 years ago

Iraqi Parliament votes to expel U.S. troops. What now?

"Can return to our top story now the ramifications of the U. S. assassination of the powerful Iranian come on the custom so the money his killing took place in Iraq a country in which he wielded a great deal of power and controlled Iraqi Shia militias Iraq sees the attack as an attack on its sovereignty and the parliament has voted to force US troops to leave it's not a binding lore yet but tensions are running high one powerful Iraqi Shia cleric politician and militia leader Muqtada al sadr has tweeted his response to president trump's various threats in the wake of the assassination here is an excerpt that we've always stop you son of cabaret are you threatening people with hunger you son of casinos are you threatening people with embargo you son of night clubs are you threatening people with sanctions do you believe that your arsenal of weapons will help you do you believe watcher spies will tell you no by the lord of the speedy camels your house is weaker than the house of a spider your weapon is weaker than a mosquito bite your voice in your tweets some more hideous than the brain of the donkey did you forget Vietnam or are you longing for another clock my the words that all the political decision and militia leader Muqtada al sadr let's hear from a lace but now he is a senior adviser to the interim Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdel must be is the unanimous votes on Sunday in the Iraqi parliament to expel foreign troops in the country country likely to become little number one it's a political move that I think a in fact part of parliament this block and parliament had to do F. for multiple domestic reasons so it was necessary number two I don't think it stops there I think there is a genuine push and drive to remove US bases from Iraq Iran has made that a goal and do a multiple rocket groups have made that a gold too and this has been inflamed by the fact that walls a violation of national sovereignty so it goes beyond Iran's position this happened it has been a violation of Iraq's sovereignty and I think it has been a breakdown in communication between the Iraqi government and the U. S. so we have a problem there and it should gray nobody knows exactly how it's going to be resolved so when when we looked at the way in which that vote when it was predominantly Shia MPs who voted in favor of the US foreign troops leaving Iraq one rate will sit there and that the Sunni MPs and Kurdish MPs decided to stay away because clearly this is a major rift insights domestic politics in Iraq it's a major rift and it sets an emotional moment in Iraq so politicians F. factored in those emotions street emotions those emotions are you she eighty is there nothing Kurdish areas that often so be eighty is so the politicians from these areas do not find themselves at two old under pressure to participate in such a vote plus the fact get our direct benefits from let's say the European and American presence in Iraq in terms of grants aids training and they do not want to be too deprived of all that and she areas it's exactly the opposite there is a strong influence and there is a lot of emotions and the streets so politicians just find it difficult to escape that position but isn't pulse of the emotion on the street manifest in the demonstrations that we have seen in Iraqi cities in the past months also Paulson which have been to do ways objecting to foreign interference in Iraq and that includes the presence of Iran the US it is yes there is that amongst the she asked to day there is a division on Iran's influence but let us not forget the current position is to try to cut or foreign influence and some of them are including Iran and that it's too good a to explore currently which way it's going to go but the leader most of the subjects who is not in Iran's pocket it has also aligned his position with getting all troops out of Iraq that's what gave it more popularity but when you hear the the rhetoric from the president trump at in the aftermath of the votes in the parliament regardless of whether it's legally binding a whether it happens or not when the president says you know Iraq will have to pay for the bases in the investment that it's made in the country it does feel as though the whole still see coming from the United States is pretty profound I mean I wonder what you make about current relations between the United States and Iraq cannot context if you come into relationships between the United States and the region a different parts of the world is problematic because in particular and the Middle East it doesn't have a clear our strategy and its policies there are not clear especially if you rely on the tweets of president trump that contradicted and I think they created outrage and backlash multiple fronts so I do not take the U. S. simply as the tweets of president trump the U. S. had has more let's say off institutional presence in the region and I'd like to read the under current there rather than to simply follow the tweets of president trump what if anything can you tell us about the diplomacy that was taking place behind the scenes that costs and so the money was involved in calming tensions between the big regional powers Iran and Saudi Arabia I don't know the details but everybody knows awesome feeling that he was not only the architect of Iran's regional policy who was also the build that if the contractor to the operator and he was actually involved hands on in all these areas and I will not be surprised I told a few was directly involved in trying to re design Iran's relationship with Saudi Arabia and with other countries on security issues how far has this gone I know that the prime minister to the Iraqi prime minister has referenced that did walls and ongoing efforts to docked but I don't have details on and is it your sense now that that has been entirely de railed I think V. V. S. fascination or for shooting ninety has put at CBS and it's a setback all the efforts that Iran had the region it's a serious one because of his significant role not only in deciding but building and operating system and the region so I think this has been set back for years they could be a senior adviser to the Iraqi prime minister adult adult Mathy

Trump was reportedly given a 'menu' of options for the Iran strike that included ships, missile facilities, and militia groups

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

11:02 min | 2 years ago

Trump was reportedly given a 'menu' of options for the Iran strike that included ships, missile facilities, and militia groups

"Have woken up to a more dangerous work. That is what a French government official told The Washington Post about president. Trump's trump's choice of the most extreme option presented to him to deal with Iran's aggressions in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East that extreme option was of course the killing of Iran's top military commander journal Sulejmani last week a team of New York Times reports using sources inside the trump administration reported on on the options presented to the president. This way the options included strikes on Iranian ships or missile facilities or against iranian-backed militia groups in Iraq the Pentagon also oh tacked on the choice of targeting General Sulamani mainly to make other options seem reasonable when Mr Trump chose the option of killing killing General Sulamani top military officials flabbergasted. Were immediately alarmed about the prospect of Iranian retaliatory strikes on American troops in the region The Times reports that the execution of the plan to kill the general depended entirely on who might greet the general when he arrived at Baghdad or airport. If General Sulejmani had been met by an Iraqi government official or someone else who the United States was unwilling to kill General Sulejmani would be alive today. Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo was not one of the trump administration officials who was flabbergasted. By the President's decision to kill General Sulejmani The Washington Post reports that Mike Pompeo had been urging the president to kill General Sulejmani for months. Sanitary Pompeo did a victory lap. On Sunday morning. Television television saying quote we took a bad guy off the battlefield. We made the right decision. I'm proud of the effort that president trump undertook. Someone else who wasn't wasn't flabbergasted is Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton. He tweeted his congratulations. Congratulations on the killing of General Selemani. But unlike Mike Pompeo John Bolton refused to name president trump as the person responsible for the killing John. Bolton's tweet simply said congratulations to all involved in eliminating some Sola money. Hope this is the first step in regime change in Tehran. Warhawks hawks like John Bolton frequently. Try to avoid the real language of what they advocate so they like to use words like eliminating when they mean killing and regime change when they mean all out war. No one is more aggressive toward Iran than John Bolton and it may be the John Bolton is now so confident that Donald Donald Trump has now put the United States on an irreversible path to all war with Iran the John Bolton no longer needs Donald trump in the White House especially with the Washington Post reporting that Vice President Mike Pence was also urging the killing of General Sulejmani along with Secretary the State Pompeo because today of all days as the situation got worse and worse for the United States in Iraq with the Iraqi parliament having voted one hundred seventy two zero to expel the American military and American government officials from Iraq. Today of all days is the day that John Bolton decided added to publicly announce in writing on his website that he is ready willing and able to testify in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the United States set quote. I have concluded that if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony I am prepared to testify now. You can believe in in coincidence cements. We've all seen instances of it in our own lives. John Bolton doesn't do coincidence John Bolton does calculation and John Bolton calculated the worst thing he could possibly do to Donald Trump. Today is say I am prepared to testify and John Bolton and did that no one has dreamed of war with Iran and regime change in Iran more fervently John Bolton and the reward the the John Bolton gave the present today who has brought us closer to that war than any previous president was the announcement. I am prepared to testify testify in the impeachment trial of that president. Does that mean now. That war with Iran is simmering. John Bolton wants the steady steady your hand of Mike Pence at the controls John Bolton doesn't want a rerun of the time when president trump called off an attack on Iran ten minutes before scheduled. It'll take place. John Bolton doesn't WanNa President tweeting that he will commit war crimes by bombing non military sites in Iran including cultural sites. John Bolton wants war with with Iran done right. If it's going to be done he wants it. Done Pompeo and pence style and the Obama White House. Susan Rice was the president's National National Security Adviser the same job John Bolton hat and the trump White House and op ed piece for the New York Times. She writes Donald. Trump's action against around quote now locks our two countries in dangerous escalatory cycle but will likely lead to wider warfare. Americans are not safer. American citizens are at greater risk of attack across a far wider battlefield than before. It's hard to envision how this ends ends short of war leading off our discussion tonight. Is Susan Rice. Who served as President Obama's national security advisor after serving as President Alabama's ambassador to the United Nations? She used the author of tough love. My story of things worth fighting for Susan Rice. Thank you very much for joining us. Really appreciate it it I want to go first of all to this tweet. That the president put out where he basically said basically committed the United States committing war-crimes attacking cultural sites saying there are fifty two targets and that number was chosen simply for symbolic purposes Not necessarily military tactical purposes of your in. Mike Pompeo now trying to walk that back and say we won't do that. Administration officials saying. We won't do that. The commander in chief has said we will well Lawrence. It's very disconcerting to say the least when the president of the United States is publicly and recklessly threatening to commit war crimes and I should hope that saying our heads would prevail that in in the State Department certainly in the Defense Department that they understand what the laws of war are what our domestic law also requires and and would refuse to execute an order that was in stark violation of international and domestic law. War So I'm mm is hard as it is to swallow some of the the rank craziness that comes out of the president's twitter feed their. At least I think it would be a very difficult thing for the president to execute assuming that the leadership that that is even now in the Pentagon has its its own. Say What would you be looking for. I know the OP ed piece. You wrote is not autumn optimistic one But if you were looking for signs of that. The trump administration is capable of steering away from war. Here her. What would you need to see them do? Well I think. In the first instance we would need actually to see efforts by the administration ministration to de-escalate you had mike pompeo blanket. The Sunday shows and claim that this was all about deescalation. And you had the president earlier. You're saying this was about stopping the war. And in the same moment the president you know issues as extraordinary threat to retaliate against fifty two sites including cultural sites. He's now threatened Iraq with sanctions which is even more mind. Boggling in some ways because the Iraqis are threatening to throw the United States out of Iraqi territory and so frankly eh you know. It's very hard to understand what to expect out of this This crew I want to go to the announcement that Iran made aide about the nuclear deal. What they're what they now intend to do in that arena? It seems a little more complicated than is generally being recorded. I want to read the the near the Washington Post text on this says Iran announced over the weekend that it would no longer respect limits set. On how many centrifuges it can use to enrich uranium Iranian. Foreign Minister said the move was a remedial step but taken within the framework of the nuclear deal and he said that it could and be reversed I heard of commenters on the BBC Today. Also being more optimistic British observers more. We're optimistic about the possibility of salvaging the deal of especially for example if a new president is inaugurated a year from now. Well I'm not L.. optimimistic I think this really might have been the the last blow to the Iran nuclear deal but it was an interestingly crafted statement on the part of the Iranians Arabians. It said they would no longer be constrained by any of the restrictions that they adhered to in the context of the nuclear program and that can be interpreted win and then a number of ways and they said that would sanctions be removed and the United States come back into compliance that they would be prepared themselves to come back into compliance so that could be construed as a potential off ramp but given everything else. That's going on given president. Trump's extraordinary INARI disdain for the nuclear deal given the crippling sanctions that have been imposed in now this latest escalation by killing Sulamani. It's it's hard hard to see how that happens in the near term of course is very hard to in this world. Is You know to have any prediction about where we'll be a year from now and so I'm not I'm not gonNA jump off that cliff of the New York Times kind of backstage reporting at the White House indicates that the options that were given the president in this case case included the options of killing the general only to make the other options. Look better and look more reasonable. Did you present options is to President Obama that way and include one that you firmly believed should not be an option but did it just to steer him in another direction no lawrence. I didn't and I don't believe the Pentagon did you know.

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What's Happening In Baghdad Following Iraqi Parliament Vote To Expel U.S. Forces

AP 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

What's Happening In Baghdad Following Iraqi Parliament Vote To Expel U.S. Forces

"And secretary Mar Casper says there's been no decision whatsoever for US troops to leave Iraq defense secretary mark asper says the US is not pulling troops out of Iraq but does say some US forces in the region have been re positioned this follows a letter sent to the Iraqi government from a commander which says troops would be repositioning over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for our onward movement it also told Iraqi leaders we respect your sovereignty decision to order our departure some members of Iraq's parliament want to evict American forces following the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last week the Pentagon says the administration remains committed to defeating the Islamic state group in the

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What's Happening In Baghdad Following Iraqi Parliament Vote To Expel U.S. Forces

All Things Considered

01:43 min | 2 years ago

What's Happening In Baghdad Following Iraqi Parliament Vote To Expel U.S. Forces

"The US has informed the Iraqi government it is moving some forces in the country in line with the request from the Iraqi parliament our parliament has voted request US forces leave in the wake of the killing of an Iranian general in Baghdad Tom Bowman says there were no plans at the moment for US forces to leave entirely defense secretary markers for told a small group of reporters at the U. S. is not made a decision about withdrawing troops from Iraq there was a letter that went out for the American command in Baghdad that talked about re positioning troops within a rack but not actually leaving Iraq and then the general mark Millie the chairman joint chiefs of staff told us that letter was a mistake it should not have been sent out and clearly it cause some confusion NPR's Tom Bowman meanwhile general asper seem to suggest today contrary to comments on Twitter by president trump would be no US attack against Iran in cultural sites Ronnie leaders meanwhile are promising to avenge the U. S. killing of one of their top generals but the country does have other options that do not involve a direct attack on U. S. targets here's NPR's Greg wiry around his long sought to drive US military forces out of the region Trina Parsi of the Quincy institute says the Iranians have no prospect of doing that by force but now there's a potential political path to that goal with Iraq calling on U. S. forces to pack up and go if in the meantime the political situation in the rock leads to the U. S. leaving in may actually enable the values of the clear their little victory and not take any action against the last one Ronnie an attack remains a strong possibility analysts say the country is wary of an open ended military conflict with the U.

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US Defense Secretary Esper says no decision to leave Iraq

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

US Defense Secretary Esper says no decision to leave Iraq

"The Pentagon says it hasn't made a decision on whether it will withdraw US troops from Iraq defense secretary mark asper says the US is not pulling troops out of Iraq but does say some US forces in the region have been re positioned this follows a letter sent to the Iraqi government from a commander which says troops would be repositioning over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for our onward movement it also told Iraqi leaders we respect your sovereignty decision to order our departure some members of Iraq's parliament want to evict American forces following the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last week the Pentagon says the administration remains committed to defeating the Islamic state group in the region Jackie Quinn Washington

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Iraqi parliament votes US troops out but next step unclear

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 2 years ago

Iraqi parliament votes US troops out but next step unclear

"Iraq's parliament has voted to ask that US forces leave the country after last week's killing of Iran's top general in Baghdad but the next step is unclear it's not a binding votes in the Iraqi government would still have to approve the request experts are split over whether Iraq's caretaker prime minister has the authority to ask the US to leave Iran expert Henry Rome at the razor group says if it happens it's a big boost for Tehran which has long wanted American forces out of Iraq they are very happy with how this is turning out but there are serious worries objecting U. S. troops would allow an Islamic state resurgence plus president trump is warning a rock of heavy sanctions if it forces a withdrawal and says America won't leave without first being paid for its military investments in Iraq sadr may gunny at the White House

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'We need to presume that we are in a state of war with Iran': Former envoy Brett McGurk

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

04:56 min | 2 years ago

'We need to presume that we are in a state of war with Iran': Former envoy Brett McGurk

"Brett mcgurk served as senior director for Iraq and Afghanistan in the George W Bush White House who was also special presidential envoy to the global coalition to defeat. Asus I under President Obama and under president trump. Mr mcgurk left that role late two thousand eighteen after trump announced a plan to pull. US troops out of Syria. Mr mcgurk thank thank you so much for joining us tonight on on short notice and on a very serious evening. Thanks for having me. I know you've been following the news as we all have. I assume you've been able to talk with some of your former colleagues from from government and other experts in the region. Let me just ask your top line response to this news tonight. That the head of the KUDZU force Qassem Soleimani has been killed in a US military strike in back that way as an American who has served a lot of time in Iraq including including in two thousand seven two thousand eight period where we were really in a very hot war with a lot of these iranian-backed groups. I really feel that. It's it's a measure of justice done I feel that as an American someone who has been out there for a significant period of my life and I know I have colleagues who are killed by some of these groups also hearing from former colleagues in the region a lot of concern. Obviously about where this goes and I think we need to presume now as a country like it or not. We need to presume that we are in a state of war with Iran This has been a covert war shadow war for forty years But with this action. I think we need to presume to protect our people in the region to protect Dr Interests that were in a state of war with Iran and that is not something that the trump administration appears to have been prepared for. I mean they're they're national. Security Strategy is actually premised on the notion of getting out of the Middle East commitments and reprioritising to Asia to a great power or competition against China. So I think that is now pretty much over. We're now drawn back into the Middle East and we need to be very well prepared not over coming days and weeks. I'm Ron might take some time to respond. But over the coming months and even over the coming years to protect our people and our interests It's a very serious situation if we are as you say it's to presume that we are in a state of war with Iran not that it is threatening but we are there because of this action and What should Americans expect from a war with Iran? What should we expect in terms of risk to the United States into US US allies and U. S. forces in assets around the world? Well it means that we are now we have been trying now really for two ministrations restrictions to try to reprioritize out of the Middle East Because there's just such a resource kind of black hole for us and we tried to do that in various ways ways and it turns out now to ministrations. We're kind of sucked back in. I think it would be very difficult now to to really significantly move forces and resources out. I mean president trump. Even as he says he's bringing forces out of the Middle East he's actually sent fifteen thousand troops in the Middle East since May because of the increasing tensions against Iran on and because of the consequences that began on fold when he got out of the Iran. Deal another thing here if you want to take on a situation like this and set a very very maximalist objective which is basically to bring down the Iranian regime. That seems to be a policy that is a maximalist objective for which we very few allies You know in Iraq right now it's not just. US troops. We have. And I was a part of this effort to build a coalition. So we didn't do this on our own. We built a coalition of almost almost twenty military contributors interact with US France. UK Denmark Australia New Zealand. They're all interact with us And they are on these bases and facilities with us and has been a very successful endeavor. I think they're all AL also asking what comes next just on that point. A strategic risk is that we'll be asked to leave Iraq. I think the Iraqi government now is extremely weak There's a protest movement kind of a dual protest movement among Shia groups. Some of whom are backed by Iran. Some of these young patriotic liberal oriented Iraqis WANNA see significant reforms with. That's going to be very difficult. And there's a very good chance now. The Iraqis will ask us to leave Iraq. which would open up another vacuum which would be filled by extremist groups both on the Iranian backside and Isis so all the gains against Isis over last five years could also begin to unravel all that said? I want to emphasize that as an American I feel that this is a measure of justice but I'm also concerned that the second and third order consequences have not been adequately prepared for and I think it's incumbent upon Congress Congress and others to demand answers to those questions. Where does this go? How are we mitigating risks? And what our next moves

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U.S. Strike That Killed Soleimani Leaves Questions About Fallout

WSJ What's News

06:08 min | 2 years ago

U.S. Strike That Killed Soleimani Leaves Questions About Fallout

"Trump ordered an air strike in Iraq overnight that killed a powerful Iranian military leader Kacem Sulejmani. President trump spoke about the strike and remarks from his mar-a-lago resort. This afternoon. We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war. I have deep respect for the Iranian people. They are a remarkable people with an incredible heritage Gen unlimited potential. We do not seek regime change. However the Iranian regime's aggression in the region including the use of proxy fighters riders to stabilize? Its neighbors must end in a must end now. But Iran has vowed revenge for the airstrike the. US Embassy in Iraq has urged all all American citizens to leave the country immediately and the US is planning to send an additional thirty five hundred troops to the region. Joining me now from Washington is National Security reporter Warren Strobel Warren. What can you tell us about what you've learned about? The factors that led to president trump's decision to launch this strike. I think in the first instance it was the death of a US contractor A week ago today and a military base in Iraq trump sort of drawn a red line regarding Ron's actions and that red line being deaths of Americans and so that happened that led to retaliatory strikes Last weekend a Sunday by the United States and then the siege of embassy in Baghdad over this past week and from there the US they had good intelligence on pseudomonas movements and they are saying without providing a lot of detail all that he was planning to oversee massive series of operations against US interests. That would have Killed Lots of Americans and that's why they acted now the. US had declared declared the group that Sulejmani commended the cubs forces a terrorist group. Did that designation play any role here in authorizing the president to carry out this strike. There has been some conversation about whether whether or not it was legal to proceed without congressional approval. Yeah there's the administration has not sort of laid out yet What it's legal reasoning is or the legal legal rationale for doing this? One could argue that it was self defense which is allowed by the UN Charter and U. N. Resolutions Sion's and I think generally by international law. But they haven't sort of gone into detail beyond saying this was legal. This was legal. I think you know the fact that the cuts force was named a terrorist organization Organization of designated terrorist organization could be part of that but I think the primary rationale here is if they acted to prevent the deaths of more Americans and others in preventing terrorist attack. What can you tell us about the reaction in Washington today? The strike took place overnight. You know the reaction has been very mixed I don't think you have anybody not either on the Republican or Democratic side whose morning Qassem so the money and he's been a factor in the region for years and has killed a lot of Americans and advanced. Iran's is interest in Iraq Syria Lebanon Yemen and beyond but there does seem to be a partisan split with the Republicans very much supporting this. The Democrats grads supporting the action but asking questions like what's the legal rationale. Why wasn't Congress briefed beforehand? What's our strategy for dealing with our allies and most importantly perhaps was their strategy for dealing with any Iranian response and retaliation which is almost certain to come at some stage keeping in mind? We're less than twenty four hours from. I'm this as we're speaking. How does this change you as policy regarding Iran and Iraq where this strike took place? I think there's three possible places where this will impact the first. I is the fight against Isis where there had been some tacit cooperation between running back forces in Iraq and the US led coalition because the Iranians also very much oppose isis. And you could see a situation where that task cooperation goes away and Islamic state is. It's not the way it was with with the Caliphate but it is starting to slowly regenerate and parts of Iraq. So that's worrisome. The second impact is the US relationship with Iraq which I think officials shows have told us and analysts is very worse. Because there's talk now of moves within the parliament or the Iraqi government to Force US troops out the argument being that the the US action against the demonic violated the terms of the US presence there so you could see a situation where the US presence in Iraq is reduced or eliminated entirely in who benefits benefits from that while Iran does then Iran question the third place where impacts on us around relations. It's really hard to tell at. This point spoke with a few analysts who believe that Iran will take its time retaliating. They don't rush to retaliate. The calibrate their responses. And so you could see just as the months go by weeks and months go by ahead of us. More of the sort of shadow war tit for tat without blowing up into a full-scale armed conflict which I don't think either side wants and Iran has said it will retaliate. Anything anything else you can tell us about what we can expect in the next few days and weeks. Well I mean Iran has so many options to retaliate The retaliate talk with the cyber attack. They could retaliate by getting the groups. The militia groups that they back in Iraq to attack US troops in US bases. They could do things in the Persian Gulf. That would you know tax shipping that would interrupt the flow of oil raise the cost of shipping or they could They have done operations ends in Bulgaria and Argentina and South East Asia so they could buy their time and reach out at some point in the unspecified future to attack. US Embassy or diplomats in far our phone corners of the world. So I wouldn't necessarily say we're going to see in Iranian response in the next day or two if we could. But I don't think that's a foregone conclusion and the next the other thing I think we'll see a lot of debate in Congress about authorizations of the use of force in whether there needs to be changes in the what's called the authorization for use of military force that covers us US operations Nine eleven that's Wall Street Journal National Security Reporter Warren Strobel joining me from Washington. Thank you so much Warren. Thanks pleasure

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"iraqi government" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

05:10 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" 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. B. C.'s Maggie really is in New South Wales one of the hardest hit areas Australia has such a precious delicate ecosystem you think of the things that are iconic things like quality Kinkel ruse all of these species that define Australia that thrive here dozens of qualities are in hospitals being treated for severe burn injuries researchers say they're worried the fires have done too much damage to the animals and their habitats the death toll from floods in the capital of Indonesia has risen to forty three the number of deaths jump to as rescuers found more bodies in the receding floodwaters monsoon rains in rising rivers is submerged at least a hundred eighty two neighborhoods in the greater Jakarta area since Wednesday most of the deaths were caused by drowning or electrocution the wet weather also caused landslides that buried a dozen people Y. two K. may have been a bit overblown buddies Y. two K. twenty in New York City the city's parking meters are rejecting credit card payments in New York City transportation department says a vendor failed to update the software for the.

Iraqi government
"iraqi government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

05:00 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Who they call terrorist who also happen to be everybody that is a part of their specific religion so the Iraqi government and so money's malicious were fighting against people like ISIS in Iraq so he was in in amongst the Iraqi government they were on his side and as with the ever re thing and I do mean every thing bulls face underline capitalize and with an exclamation point everything these days becomes political this no doubt will do the same but damn Hoff man who you talk to Arizona's morning news a little bit earlier today he is the former CIA he had was a former CIA like bureau chief over in the Middle East and he had this to say about the politics of this all take a listen the one thing that I would just suggest respectfully is that our politicians hold rhetorical fire just momentarily allow the president and his administration to Greek members of Congress on all the facts so that they can understand all the details before they step out and and take politics beyond the waters that I and I agree with that and I agree to hold your breath yeah but you know what this is a serious matter I'm not arguing so let's treat it as such but but you're used to serious matter that charm the guy who said he believes over our intelligence agencies on whether Russia attempted to hack our elections now believes the intelligence agencies when they tell him yeah this guy I don't want to get in the way and then he also knows more than the general no there has to be a strategy if the United States and you me and men and women in uniform are going to be impacted by this what is the strategy so other than I want to look up no no I get that and I think that that's what Dan Hoffmann is getting out allow the White House to brief Congress on the strategy before Congress gets out over their skis now if you want to have a debate of which I'd rather not right now but I think that there's one to be had as to whether or not this White House has a strategy that's an entirely different it's time in three years they do but I I I I don't want to kind of waste our time talking about that at this point that that that's something that can be played out in the days and weeks to come where I look at this is is the impact the impact that once again we're going to have men and women you know that are probably serving this country going over and reaction already five hundred immediately you're looking at it from like your pocketbook standpoint which is something that resonates with everybody in your looking at potential gas prices going up because oil prices are going up you're looking at it has been a bull that year on the stock market twenty nineteen and not that what we're seeing on the downright not gonna raise anything that's not that that's concerning bot if this continues to escalate and going to certain direction that something that you're going to want to keep an eye out for and then the think that really resonated with me and and popped into my mind this morning and you know I've had some lengthy discussions about it here today is cyber warfare like war house Jane what would a response look like and if you were attacking the United States if you wanted to cause trouble many ham whatever in the United States how would you go about doing it it's not it and we we have in the United States been protected by oceans for you know ever and we've been hard to talk right exactly and I think that that's given us this huge sense of security rightfully so but with things becoming so technologically advanced and so global that those kinds of protections those kinds of natural barriers if you will our our nonexistence when it comes to and we know that Iran is not a mean if they're still but investing in their military of course but they've also been like upping their investment and the technological warfare the cyber warfare out there and it's a what is that look like on a bigger scale I think there's more discussions to be had about that in the weeks to come and now any time something goes wrong too we can run through the filter of is this who's behind this we have he's happy because get more so now right right but we have been attacks we're cyber warfare in the past years we got we got or Korea is that Iran is that Russia is all right yeah yeah yeah I ran by goes back to the top of the list if nothing else because they certainly have a motivation now is a claim this is an act of war we'll talk a little bit about pop star Katy Perry but something that she normally doesn't talk about recent revealing her battles with mental illness we're talking about it after Bob clay check some of our top story G. A. R. news flash Adam Levin seventeen I bought.

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"iraqi government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

11:40 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"AJ and Pamela Hughes Hey good morning to you in a happy Friday but we do have to start the show off with well some potential in very serious military operations going on around the world the lead yeah we don't typically start things off with things that are going over on into Ron in a rock but we have to because there is on ITS are waking up to the news that the US took out a rainy in general because some solo money in a drone strike on the streets of a wrong this morning a rainy and calling for death to America and we're learning that security is being stepped up in some big US cities you can use a big US cities the Phoenix police department tweeted one hour ago you ready for this kind of a not a response to anything they just said there are no known threats locally but the safety and security of the residents of Phoenix is our number one concern the homeland defense bureau of the Fenix PD is in close contact with our local state and federal partners regarding events around the world hash tag Iran has Texoma yeah that doesn't make me feel good how about you yeah it's kind of like the mayor of New York this morning talked about stepped up patrols the Los Angeles Police Department has come out and said their homeland security department is is on top of things there's a lot of people on it there are a lot of people on edge and to help us get a bigger perspective on this story joining us right now on the KTAR newsmaker line is ABC news correspondent Aaron conter ski good morning to you Aaron good morning I'm a give us the lowdown what happened overnight and where do we stand right now an American drone cook out this so the money the top general in Iran he was at the Baghdad airport near the Baghdad airport the U. S. had intelligence of dislocation and that he took him out along with others it grown strike that has touched off almost certain retaliation and then some of the fears that you talked about in major American cities where the authorities are on alert for any Iranian activity and they're also monitoring possible targets for stepped up security again ABC news to respond a corresponding here could Turkey joining us and and Erin if I understand correctly not only was Iranian general so Bonnie again at the Baghdad Iraq airport killed but members of the Iraqi government were with him I I I I believe so although I don't know about additional casualties specifically okay but that that that was the that was the intelligence that the of the United States seem to be going after so the money and then others may have been collateral that all right so it's weird I want to talk a little bit about what you just refer to moments ago as far stepping up protections in certain U. S. cities at certain areas because when it comes to conflict with Iran I mean we're we're not gonna have a rainy military storming the beaches of the Outer Banks of North Carolina that's not what we're going to see what we may see though is more of like a cyber attack in the cells within the United States or anywhere in the world starting to target some of our infrastructure what can you lay out for us in that regard could be a cyber attack could be a traditional military strike somewhere in the Middle East so the money was responsible for establishing networks of terrorists and militiamen that that exist in in pocket all around the world so there could be some kind of a strike in Europe or the United States anything like that it's possible either by you no longer one of its proxy groups thank you so much for your time today and we might be checking back in with you is a story continues to develop that CBC news is airing Qatar ski so one of the things and I I'm I'm gonna try to bring some perspective to this I'm far from an expert but I do think I know more than the average bear when it comes to this I bore Pamela with this knowledge all the time later on as you get a fair general some money one is responsible for a variety of different Shia but this of Islam Shia militias of military paramilitary people operating outside of Iran specifically a lot of the more operating inside Iraq and they were opposite operating inside Iraq under general Solmonese command fighting against ISIS and that for the previous few years these Shia militia because the only thing the Iranians can agree that they hate more the United States are Sunni Arabs and suni Muslims so guess what the idea that you could go to Iraq and kill members of ISIS they just couldn't get people signed up quick enough in general so so money was kind of the one of the the the big leader who was organizing these fights against terror groups that we agree were bad guys as well so I take them out now this is a general who is very high up in Iran and he has actually been able to travel with impunity for years he's a he is banned we we just found out where he was throw it right he he has been credited I guess you could say with several attacks over decades so why now that seems to be the quite okay because there's three there seems to be a bit of a mixed message coming out of DC right you will have Pompeii saying there was an imminent threat yeah dad so money was part of the plan that was an imminent threat to Americans and then you've got the president who is saying it's more of retribution for what we saw at the US embassy in Iraq over the weekend Dan Hoffmann though is a retired CI a station chief of middle eastern operations and earlier this morning he joined us on Arizona's morning news and I want you to take a listen to what he had to say on this the United States made the decision that he was going to be planning attacks against US ongoing attacks and so we took a preemptive attack against him and it's driving you know certainly the level of conflict between our two countries a run in United States to a direct nature and we're not at all out war yet but we could be on that path that they run this calculates just let that sink in one second we're not at all out war with Iran yeah but we're all not path if Iran miscalculate swell here something that is scary statements well you see Iran it miscalculated point along with me here recently we killed al Baghdadi I'm sorry Osama bin laden they are members of terrorist organizations me some money he is referred to in in some as the number two or the number three civilian member of the Iranian government Iran is a country it's not a terrorist organization as much as we hate them don't get me wrong it's bad guys they may be I'm not trying to the church them up but it is fundamentally different going after a member of a nation state as opposed to going after a member of a terrorist organization I ran in totally I've been trying to read us some English language Arab media you can find like al Jazeera English I'm trying to understand like how is this playing in Iran by the way not well yeah when they're on the streets cheering and death to America almost immediately after the attack all Iranian TV stations pulled over programming is showing nothing but pictures of of of of general Solomonic all money with prayers reciting with of course he's become a martyr now without it yeah and I was trying to come up with a comparable feeling would play along with here we have to go back a few years because we don't miss me we don't make our our our military men into myths necessarily but in recent times if you take a look at kind of what he did and what he's credit would doing think of general Schwarzkopf what about general storming Norman he was he got things done he was a tough dude he would get what if you want me I Iranians hi kill general Schwarzkopf as he was getting off a plane in Germany that's kind of how they see this you know this is this is a story that's a very important story hence the reason why we're talking about it right now but I also recognize the people's ideas can gloss over when you start talking about middle eastern conflict and soon lessons yeah exactly I I got to admit that that that's not even where my head is with this you are my head has been with this Bruce is kind of where I was going with Erin to Turkey I don't have a fear of a wrong or any country for that matter you know storming the beaches of Ocean City Maryland okay they're not going to March down camel like I I I I don't that's not the fear but you know what I genuinely have a fear of is a cyber attack the war the cyber war which we don't even really know what that looks like a green we have had our own government say our electrical grid is susceptible to an attack we know that our Ron was credited with an attack on Turkey back in two thousand fifteen it wiped out power to half of Turkey for twelve hours I wanna wiped out power to half a Turkey for twelve hours it's a dumb hospitals yup it shut down transportation and shut down computers finance and I just give you that as a you that's where my mind as so and so coming up at ten thirty Bruce and I are gonna dive a little bit more into that aspect of this story because I think that the world is changed you know the idea of eight you know putting troops on the ground still happens I have the utmost respect for the men and the women that is one hundred like in the that do that and and and fight for our country but the fight when it comes to warfare is gone more cyber and I think that's the bigger threat when it comes to around I I see some of these national security peoples of theirs you know the think tanks if you will come up with papers and and one of these members of one these national security thinking said if you're worried about potential Iranian reaction yesterday strike for most Americans are likely to be fine but if you'd like to do something if you feel prepared make sure you have a full tank of gas keep some cash on hand and back up all your data see that's that's from a national security expert that's scares me that's all we're going alarmist to get revenge and should we heed that advice or is that a Blue Ridge I don't I don't know but again we're gonna be talking about that and diving and more coming up at ten thirty this might be the perfect morning where you might need more than one Cup of coffee to get through it you did did the caffeine a lot of you can't make it through the day without it we're digging into it after Bob Maclay gets up to speed with our top stories.

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Tensions rising in the Middle East after embassy attack

Bloomberg Daybreak

02:10 min | 2 years ago

Tensions rising in the Middle East after embassy attack

"Carried it is risk off across global markets after that U. S. airstrike in Iraq killed one of Iran's most powerful generals let's get the very latest now from Bloomberg's mark mills Qassem Soleimani the head of Iran's elite Quds force was killed in an air strike at Baghdad's International Airport and attacked the Pentagon says was ordered by president trump to Jersey democratic senator Cory Booker said solemn money at American blood on his hands he's quiet planned and executed attacks on American citizens American soldiers sum of money was a huge figure in Iranian military and political affairs the death of Saddam on a heightened fears that rising tensions between the US and Iran could lead to an armed confrontation mark mills member daybreak remark thank you those fears of an armed confrontation are well founded according to Barbara son of and she senior fellow at the Atlantic council and director of the future of around initiative you no this is the worst it's been in forty years in my view the worst it's been since Iran held American hostages at or in the city this is a huge crisis I'm not sure Donald Trump understands the implications of what he has unleashed we have to see what happens in Iraq how does the Iraqi government survive this you know it wasn't just because of the money was assassinated but also a very prominent Iraqi head of one of these militias and someone with a great deal of political power as well we're going to see the rebels flowing out from this for a long time Iran's top leaders all condemned the attack was supreme leader Ayatollah Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowing to eventually monies death global stocks fell immediately on word of the attack beginning in Asia here with Morris Bloomberg Selena weighing in our Beijing bureau good morning Selena good morning Megan and Karen the risk on sentiment that ushered in the new year took a hit as tensions flared in the Middle East stocks in Asia reversed gains in treasury futures advanced the risk off move was given extra momentum when a Ron's leader said severe retaliation awaits the commanders killers the US airstrike lifted London's Brent crude to as much as sixty nine dollars a barrel the highest since the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure in September gold prices rose and again strengthened in Beijing I'm Selena weighing Bloomberg

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"iraqi government" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

04:19 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Well the marines came and we had some great warriors come in and do a fantastic job with their with their instantaneously as soon as we are I use the word immediately they came immediately and it's in great shape as you know this will not be a Benghazi guys you should never have happened this will never ever be a Benghazi but we have some of our greatest warriors there they got in there very quickly soon as we saw there was a potential for problems they got in and there was no problem whatsoever I also want to thank the Iraqi government they really stepped up I spoke to the prime minister today I thank them up but they stepped up very nice every tree that out to a lead or the date of this is on the thirty first of four thirty in the afternoon he tweeted out the anti Benghazi exclamation point no not exactly right but joy read the message NBC live toward calling the attack on the U. S. and the embassy in Baghdad trumps band Ghazi and then you have Democrats like Gerry Connolly and others blaming the president after running in proxy groups attacked the US embassy in the bag that Gerry Connolly from Virginia so that all about the Iran nuke deal had we not pulled out of the Iran nuke deal then Iran would never have attacked the US embassy admitting that it was a wrong who attacked the US embassy and this is an attack on a sovereign you as sort by the way I guess I'm surprised at the restraint of because for it had I been fair wouldn't wouldn't been fired tear gas you have just entered US soil right you have fifteen minutes to leave or we will open fire and they did not now I'm not sure that's gonna be the practice moving forward the president tweeted out about this by the way he said the fake news said I played golf today I did not I have meetings in various locations were closely monitoring your services situation in Iraq which I'm still doing the correct lane streaming media knew this but not surprisingly failed to report for correct that's something we we really show you what I talk about this but there's something people have to understand the the the swap media the mainstream media they are not an honest broker of news you're actually right the other evil I think they're they're they're gonna win factor are my friend Pam Geller goals and the enemy via because they've taken an openly hostile position to towards preserve United States look this is a tale to present you could sum it up in one sentence of the president trump saved our people in the U. S. embassy old and a bomber killed in Benghazi and on with there was more of a Hillary Clinton the case but you know when when push came to shove who sent Apache helicopters in right you know the the the two run the people off out of the embassy who said a hundred marines him the new every inch of that embassy was president trump he wasn't messing around and that's what that's what American president should do and one American people are in harm's way and so we have four people died in Benghazi so if the media and the Democrats want to continue to bring up and compare the Benghazi might welcome by only seven thirty right now talk radio six eighty W. she we have the morning drive traffic and weather along the threes ager Donaghmore good morning south on ninety five in Harford county jamming up even more before mountain road now down to the big gun powder falls where they have a crash with two left lanes blocked you get a little break and then it gets heavy again near white marsh Boulevard they've got the left lane and left shoulder block there with another crash three ninety five that's jammed up from before o'connell street down the tunnel he Debbie parkway northbound at one seventy five there's an accident on the offramp to west bound one seventy five they're saying it's icy road conditions so use caution through their they re open for fifty in and around the county between hunt would road and Rutland road because they they had a crash with some icy conditions there but everything back to normal now I made a Donovan with traffic and weather on the three is on talk radio six eighty W. CDM thank you weather channel forecast a religious it'll be sunny and mild today with a high of fifty two maybe two overnight showers are gonna move a little bit later on this evening right now we have twenty seven and a look at city twenty eight in middle river and using the morning drive with.

"iraqi government" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

06:58 min | 2 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"Air tomorrow night at midnight it will be twenty twenty here I am in the central time zone will bring in the new year together all night long here's what's happening rand has warned the United States of consequences after Washington carried out airstrikes against the Iranian backed militia group in Iraq at least twenty five people were killed fifty one wounded in the air strikes that targeted five facilities control the body the Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria on Sunday let's check in with doctor John Curtis online columnist dot com what about these consequences there warning about John what could they be well over to do anything we know they fit the Saudi oil refineries then they attacked oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and and Persian Gulf we know they could do a whole wide variety of things but you know they kill a U. S. contractor and in a military an Iraqi military perish essentially and the the US position I mean you can't remember Muqtada al sadr right right in the early days bringing up during the battles of Lucia he was literally stringing US marines up on bridges across around they were marked master calling US soldiers came out today and said that the resolution of this your green you know the responsibility should be with with grant within Iraq should be able to manage these militias yeah that is a clear sign that the reporting on that coming from you know that the stories that you see in the New York Times or The Washington Post about what a horrific act this was on the part of the you asked you are you stop these are held for attacks on Iraqi bases in it's an excursion by your lan as you know in their proxy war effort all over the Middle East I mean it's preposterous you've got Mocatta I'll Sattar basically saying that it's up to the Iraqi government to deal with these very small washer groups that are better they are supported by around energy no al Sattar would he's actually took a look start last future around after we want out of relax with the US chasing them so I think what we do well I have the I don't think the US needs to really be all that concerned about uranium consequences what they need to be concerned about is the kind of reporting there's going on it is giving the most distorted picture of the US interest in maintaining a democracy in Iraq which is what the entire your last war was based on with getting rid of Saddam Hussein and now preventing Iraq from falling into a rainy anything else and that Hezbollah militia is a direct connection to the Ayatollah Khamenei exactly John thank you have a great new year will talk to you soon gunmen kill two people during a Sunday morning service at a church in white settlement Texas before members of the congregation fatally shot him they were permitted under a law in Texas to carry handguns and they were there thank god to take care of the shooter more than two hundred and ten people died this year and forty one mass lanes making two thousand nineteen the deadly as year in massacres since at least the nineteen seventies the first incident happened on January nineteenth when an Oregon man hacked his infant daughter and three other family members to death with an axe forty more mass killings when four or more death occurred throughout the next eleven months from a Walmart shooting in el Paso Texas that killed twenty two to the massacre for homeless men on the streets of New York city's Chinatown in October in a moment mark Walters joins us we'll talk about the second amendment and the right to bear arms retailers including Walmart will land do not sell my info links to their websites and signage in stores starting January first allowing California shoppers to understand for the first time what personal another date of the retailers collect large U. S. retailers are rushing to comply with the new law it's called the California consumer privacy act which becomes effective at the start of twenty twenty and is one of the most significant regulations overseeing the data collection practices of U. S. companies that let shoppers opt out of allowing retailers and other companies to sell their personal data to third parties pretty good idea Romanian woman with pancreatic cancer has died after she apparently was set on fire last week during a surgical procedure surgeons at a book caress hospital had treated the sixty six year old patient with an alcohol based disinfectant using an electric scalpel that cause combustion and the patient ignited like a torch my gosh well the number of insurance claims to treat cats dogs and rabbits for mental health problems has skyrocketed owners are claiming for treatments to tackle a whole host of psychological problems for their pets including anxiety depression and obsessive compulsive disorder a kid you not some behavior modification plans of hormone treatments cost owners sometimes up to a thousand dollars a day while story we have in the news it coast to coast AM dot com archaeologists in Mexico have on the earth the remains of a huge Mayan palace that is estimated to be more than a thousand years old it's a great story mysterious snake like UFOs have been seen across eight U. S. states in two thousand nineteen with even more sightings predicted that next year videos of the bazaar craft also known as cigar shaped UFOs have flooded the internet this year and have been taken everywhere from Wyoming to do you mark something weird is happening in the skies what else is going on in the skies let's check in with doctor sky Stephen Kay tight Steven Walt dome and will give the jurors as we say happy new year to you and all the listeners just what not about that many hours away as we continue here on new year's eve eve but George we continue with the biggest news stories of twenty nineteen of astronomy last week we talked about the black hole image of the super galaxy M. eighty seven and the supermassive black hole fifty five million light years away that's probably the number one story what about this George the spacecraft Osiris rex and it's amazing approach to the small asteroid known as venom and something that maybe the listeners are interested in to which is the object the asteroid Benno's six hundred sixteen hundred and fifty feet in diameter is actually splitting rocks out into space I don't want to do to its local surface gravity like one one hundred thousand.

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"Are we going to war in around? I mean, if you listen to people talk, that's all the president's doing. He's the warmonger and chief. But is that the case Tony cats? Tony cats today. Eight three three got Tony eight three three four six eight eight six six nine major Mike Lyons joins us right now. CVS NewsRadio military analysts West Point war institute. He has done just about all of the things let's start with the top line. And then let's get into some of the movement that we have seen, sir is the United States, preparing for war with Iran. Hey, good morning Tony. You say we say that we are. But let's say if there's a thousand things on the list due to before to go to war. We're on number eight or nine. So I don't see this anytime soon. I think we, we are forced to move our naval assets to the Persian Gulf like this. Because we just don't really have a good way to fight this, mid mid-level, terrorist organizations that are out there that the Iranians support this proxy war, that, that they've really perfected over the past, you know, fifteen or twenty years. So we've got aircraft carriers that we gotta deploy large assets to the region, the talk about moving a hundred and twenty thousand soldiers, I think is just designed to get all lathered up over nothing. That's not going to happen. But we've got an figure out what a response would be if there is an actual tack on American troops or American citizens inside of Iraq, which is where I think most targeted or anywhere in the Persian Gulf. Well, let's now go back a little bit. Go back to April when the US carry group. Abraham LINCOLN these strike group was sent to the Mediterranean, now sits in the Arabian Sea that move was made in early. April takes a awhile for a carrier group to get from point a to point b and supposedly there had been some actionable intelligence about threats from Iran threats. That now today congress is going to get briefed on, do we have an idea of what those threats were. And what level of credibility would require us moving carrier groups into the area. Well, we normally had a carrier group there, actually, it was secretary Mattis that pulled it out. I guess about a year and a half ago right before he left for whatever reason possibly to read to be redeployed. I believe to the South China Sea. I think they're moving naval assets there. They're still working some other ones better dry dock to try to get them repaired. But we were at some point going to deploy CARA group back to that part of the world. So that's number one. Number two, the Intel threats were we see on a surface. They were about arming small boats and small units with rockets with the potential to, you know, sneak up on US naval assets in the Persian Gulf, like with seen before. There was concerned about the Iranians even mining that part of the world partying for that, that straight to make sure that those commercials shifts could get in and out, but the, the real until was it gets the Shia militia groups inside of Iraq, and that's why we pulled out of Iraq and all practice. Purposes business now closed with Iraq. And this is on your rocky government to get control those organizations that they've allowed uranian not only to influence the fund and to give them the resources in order to make these kinds of attacks. So talking to major Michael Lyons right now, CBS News Radio military analysts, so we don't know what specifically we were dealing with. But when you see a move to evacuate the non essentials from the US embassy in Iraq, your experience. What does that tell you? Well, that means that the threat is imminent real and makes I it's, it's you know, based economically. There's people that now are going to be a put off by that US citizens, for example, to open up businesses inside of Iraq. They're gonna suffer economic loss that tells me that with, with the Iraqi government and the Iraq that that country now closed for business that the Americans are. Just gonna watch and they're gonna see what the reaction of your Iraqi government is to, to see if they're going to go after those Shia militia groups that it must have been something where they felt that the level of threat was such that it was not just a one off one or two individuals getting hit it was likely some, you know, large group that was hit based on the capability that they think that she Melissa groups had. So one of the things that you brought up was the idea of the these, these threats and, and what they could be the idea of making a move to, to ensure that you can engage these mid level a terrorist, but these have been mid level terrorists, and I don't even know if I would use the term mid level, maybe there's a more specific meaning to that, and they've been mid level terrorists are terrorists. I should say my entire life, so why now. Yeah, we've not developed this, this comprehensive plan to fight Harvard warfare, you know, that expression. You know you. You don't come down to your enemies level, because you'll be you their experience. Well, this case, we've gotta get down to their level. Get down on the ground and, and fight them there. And we've got to use proxies ourselves. The, the only good example, we have this relationship with Kurt forces inside of Syria, and how we sided with them reinforce them and help them. But we don't have them for other enemies like Iran, or other countries that continue to use proxy forces in order to move there, Michelle long. It's, you know, we have the, the, the realistic the bishops goal of thinking, Iraqi government would not allow this to happen inside the borders, and it's taking place in which is why we're out of there right now. So we've got to figure out a way. Maybe we do this in Yemen. For example, Israel is somewhat of a proxy of ours. But the magnifying glass always goes very highly on Israel's. They get involved in anything because Israel has, you know, to, to switches, they have no war, and complete war. So they, they don't play. They if they're going to engage in something, it's going to get hit. If you hit Israel, once they're gonna come back, ten x and that's you know, that's a little bit different than what we see these proxy groups doing and to the other side of that we know that if the United if for example, we saw the rocket attack near the embassy, which were considering an attack on our embassy. That's certainly the way President Trump played, especially in his tweets with, with the threats a tweet that I don't necessarily agree with. But we understand that the United States should respond. The response from Iran is not towards the United States assets. It is towards Israel. So that does play a tremendous amount into it, but I want to I we we've, we've gone through understand, are, are we at war, and the answer is no, but we're certainly as you said, on the checklist, we're at number nine were certainly paying attention. We're setting up the situations with the carrier group, etc. To act as what has been described as deterrent. Something the United States has done for many, many years to remind those who. Want to do us harm or our, our assets harm? We're prepared to, to fight back. But the question is about President Donald Trump this idea that he's been trying to get us to war. He's actually a warmonger. He's been trying to find a way to the top line. You see President Trump is a guy searching for war. No, I think he's someone that wants to disengage. You try to get us out of Syria. And both sides of the aisle were adamant about staying in there. And you could argue we don't have a legal right to be inside of Syria, based on the authorization. He's military forces from nine eleven that's number one, but he tried to bring us out of Afghanistan as well. So I, I don't think he ran out of the platform of getting out of these entanglements. So I don't see him doing this at all. That I do believe that he does bluster the three was probably not affective. I don't think that, that was the way to go as well. But he also knows you know, that, that the aircraft carriers the strategic weapons we. We have our tremendous deterrents before I let you go, a major, Mike lions, CBS, News Radio military analyst. What do we think happens next? You've got the briefings today for congress, which I have no problems with. I think you should let congress. If you're going to be evacuating embassies, you might need to let them know what it is. That's going on, or at least those specific committees, what do you believe is next here, not only for us? But for the Iranians, they clearly like this moment they, they sound very comfortable in this moment as if somehow there is something to be gained here. Either a deal to be made or somebody's attention to get whether that be China or Russia. So what is rans play? And what do you think the next steps are I think Iran's gonna turn their back on the United States? They're going to try to curse favor with both Russia and China align them with, with, with their interests here. Use a wreath yesterday, the foreign minister, basically trolls the president by calling him to be team, which is code for the eighteen was John Kerry and Brock Obama, and those people don't associate it that deal. And so I do think Iran's gonna escalate this from a diplomatic perspective and knowing that ration- will likely struggle a bit because I I'm not sure we've got any other alternatives are the new try to continue to put the sanctions keep the sanctions on there. And what? Whether France and England and the other countries in Europe. Go along with Germany in particular. They're just worried about the dollar's about, they don't care, the fact that the rains will have a nuclear weapon in ten or fifteen years based on the way they're going. They just want to start to open up the trade. So but I do think your ratings are going to put give us the Heisman turn towards Russia and China, it's gonna make the situation worse. So, so stay tuned. We'll have to see what happens major, Mike lions, CBS News Radio military analysts on Twitter, M A J for major Mike lions. L. Y O. N S, sir. I appreciate you being with us. Thank you. Thanks the way they brought me now of course, this is interesting. The idea of what happens if Iran indeed, does what he says. Because that's a very plausible maneuver. The question that the Iranians are asking themselves as many others. Ask themselves in the days of Obama. Exactly how we are these people. Because in the days of Obama, the answer was very very, very weak..

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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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01:48 min | 3 years ago

"iraqi government" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"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..

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