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Iraq, U.S. affirm commitment to U.S. troop reduction: statement
"May Iraq's prime minister says his government and the trump administration of affirmed a commitment to pull US troops out of Iraq the announcement on the state news agency did not give a timeline for the pullout the Iraqi parliament voted earlier this year for all foreign forces to leave the country and the prime minister said today the US Iraqi strategic dialogue recognize that decision it isn't clear whether military trainers will be allowed to stay in
Does killing Soleimani really change anything in the Middle East?
"For a generation Iran's May General Sulejmani he was a consequential Fica League in the Persian Gulf for the Americans in the region Sunnis? He was a terrorist mastermind for the Iranians the Assad regime in Syria Hezbollah in Lebanon. Sulejmani was a hero who protected the Shia cresent in the region. So it's no wonder the Iranian generals death via a drone attack attack in Baghdad. That was a huge news story. Earlier this month cast into the money rainy and military commander assassinated in the US drone strike on mm struggling marks a huge escalation coming just days at was revered by Iran supporters in proxies being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of Americans in the Middle East over the we took took action last night to stop a war. What comes next? What's the broader strategy? Here we did not take action to start a war. Your since the American killing of Sulejmani Tehran launched a missile strike on your spices in Iraq and in the process mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian Ilana carrying one hundred seventy six passengers something. The Mullah's had initially denied responsibility but crucially the Iranians signings avoided killing Americans. which was the red line? The president trump has drawn. US military response. So we'll this episode. Leave Iran Ryan stronger or is tyron now more isolated than ever and what is the showdown between Tehran and Washington Maine for Iraq the US military Tori prisons there and Iran's nuclear ambitions. Danny Applica- is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and Co host of the AAAGH. Ah podcast what the Hell is going on. Making sense of the world get identity. Hey Tom and I'm in. Sokoll is author of Iran Rausing the survival and and future of the Islamic Republic and CO author of Islam beyond borders the Oma in world politics. Welcome back to Iran. How good morning now? Also Amani abetted genocide in Syria to keep the Assad regime in power. He's responsible for the deaths of many American troops. He armed Hezbollah in. Lebanon with rockets is to attack. Innocent Israelis killed many innocent Sunnis in Iraq. So I mean isn't the world better off without Sulejmani. Were president trump. I think so. And also quite a number of American allies in the region Probably I think the same way but at the same time demand was a national hero and in fact that he was the one of the top strategic brains behind Iran's overseas operations and expansion of eight onion influence in the region. I will just support related to the fair that it only leadership has about the possibility of an American attack or an Israeli attack on a combined and attack. But let me see this Tom that nobody is commendable. dimitris full of commanders. Top commanders into the Nobel Prize winners and so on General money is being replaced And I think e to the debt is a widespread view in the West. That if you bump one or two individuals isn't the situation is going to get better We duty cold in history that take for example a Prime Minister Anthony Eden go around the nineteen fifties and calling for the elimination of Jamaa Nasser as the national president of Egypt and has was that this man is removed from a then. Everything will be fine. Nothing died in nine hundred. Seventy and a situation has not improved a cold and and at the same thing was said to be so I mean the point though. Is that knocking off Salomon. He's not going to make a great deal of difference. But also can I just add to this Dani salamone and these Iranian backed Shia proxies. They did help inadvertently into why help. America Islamic state. So does it worry you that people cheering the loudest about this. Guy's death other suny jihadists in there are slighted areas in the desert and the mountains of Iraq and Syria. I don't think they're the ones who are cheering the loudest I. I think you heard pretty loud cheering from here. I think you heard some plenty of loud cheering in In Iraq and Lebanon and and elsewhere throughout throughout the region. Look you know. I think it's important to acknowledge that. That as the head of the cuts force Qassem Soleimani was a very powerful folks very influential very strategic and very effective leader and he brought that effectiveness to things. That would terrible And the arming of Hezbollah. The murderer of half million Syrians. The arming of mass. The arming of in Yemen. We could go on for a while here but but But he did all of those things but when when the challenge was from Sundays you had is. He helped set up and guide ride. The hoste. Shabby the popular mobilization units in Iraq that That that ended up being part of the battle to to defeat Isis. The problem here is that every situation in the region is is more complicated than the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Just because Stalin Fort with us to defeat Nazi Germany did not make stolen a good guy. And if you look at these anti-regime protests some and. I've been breaking out in Iran since Tehran admitted that its military military shot down. A Ukrainian passenger Ilana have the Iranians overreached because despite the Iranian successes in Iraq Syria and Lebanon on on their rule out officials sites there on stable they print across he so have the Iranians overreached. There's no doubt that many Iranians feel about the Ashim and today have protested over the last few months in order to bring about A structural reforms today as a system of governance and economy which is setting enormously under represent- trump's sanctions but has the Iran overreached. What are I pointed out earlier I mean Iran does fear a a very strongly as possible American that much Israeli combined attack and therefore what update on your the humans done his belt reasonable security and press such for itself which would really want? Shepherdess Arafat at all costs but that does not necessarily Saudi mean that Iran is only Aggressive power in the region aggressive actor in the region. I mean. Let's not forget that that that the destabilization Iraq really started the two thousand three. US invasion of that country. Okay so the. The American invasion of Iraq helped Iran on because it overturned the suny state and it created a Shia majority Stein. I saw a natural law with the Shia brethren in Tehran following following on from that Danny shortly a problem about striking at pro Iranian sheeham paramilitary groups as trump has done is the now part of the Iraqi state. So is it any wonder. Washington's increasingly modulation is part of the world. First of all. I think it's offensive talk about Shiites. As if they're all some sort of monolith. The share of Iraq are Arabs. The Shia of Iran are Persians. These these are different people this. These two countries Shia versus Shia fought a bloody war for eight years in which there were one million casualties casualties in the nineteen eighties. The notion that somehow Iraq is a natural satellite or or or or slave to Iran is wrong Iran has chosen to try to dominate that country and demonstrations throughout the central and southern part of Iraq. Over the last month have been against Iranian domination the Iranian consulate in Jeff was burned to the ground at the end of last year not by Sonny's he's not by Sunni jihadis not by Isis not by Kurds but by Shiites carrying placards yelling out to out for Iran. Get Out of our country and I think that that is absolutely right to suggest that Iran has gained more influence in Iraq since the demise of Saddam Hussein. I I guess I I'm just not that big a fan of Saddam Hussein and the and the stability that he brought to Iraq. I wish that the United States had done more in the aftermath of the wall. I think thinks that we I think that we failed miserably. In many instances I think it was absolutely fatal in two thousand eleven when at a time of genuine stability in Iraq Iraq. President Obama withdrew troops and really provided the opportunity for Isis. To rise up again. My guest Daniel Placate from the American Enterprise Institute. And I'm in Sokoll. He's the author of Iran rausing and Islam beyond borders. I mean how would you respond to all of this. Because we've got these tensions here between Tehran Iran and Washington and the Iranian backed Shia politicians released most of them in Baghdad. I support if not closer ties with Tehran. They want the the Americans out of Iraq. But don't the sooners and the Kurds fee for the Iranian intrusion in Iraqi sovereignty. I absolutely and of course sir. The APP is not only the president of the American so who'd be which are being the opposed to in Iraq but also the presence of eight onions there. No question Ah about that but at the same time if we know that the majority of the Iraqi population is made up of the Shiites and some powerful elements among the Shiites have got the value equals relationship and relationship. What they don't know in the meantime ago? The Iraqi parliament release the iranian-backed Majority Shia legislators I support the withdrawal of US troops Danny now given trump's ambivalence about the region and the fact that he was elected impact to get the US out of the so-called forever awards isn't a US military withdrawal from Iraq. Just what trump and many war-weary Americans want. Well it's kind of funny. Isn't it because we start off talking about the you know the Iranians and what they want and and of course. The number one goal is to get the Americans out of the region and that is in fact the instruction is that has gone out to all of their proxy groups. All around the region. Is You need to step up activities to get the Americans out. Then we've got the president of the United States. It's who dearest and fondest goal is to get American troops out of the region so so a couple weeks after killing Kassim Sulaimaniyah. We have this unbelievably in coherent bizarre response. Where we where we're doing exactly what the around him one let? This is what Donald Trump has to sort out. He has to sort out whether he's the president. He's the kind minded president who who leads in a forthright fashion against men like costume ceremony. Who Seek to destabilize the region and extend Iran's hegemony Germany or he is going to be the kind of president that like Bernie Sanders like Barack Obama wants to turn around and high tail fin is to the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump's uh-huh Washington energy independent America Stein fought these endless wars danny well A? They aren't endless wars. We have lost fewer people in these. This was than than than we lost a single day in World War Two so while they are conflicts that have continued on and off to a certain extent. You know the notion Shen that we've been sold that somehow we've still got one hundred and fifty thousand troops on the ground and losing them at a rapid pace is just wrong. We lost six in Syria. I I mourn every single one of them but the Kurds lost eleven thousand in their fight against Isis. So what what. What is the reason? We'll tell you very straightforwardly woodley because every time we turn tail every time someone says let's get out of that bloody Middle East. Let's pay attention to something fun. Like Asia and you'd like that. Tom Would now but hang on your way but every time we say that we end up being dragged back because the dynamics in the region of the ones that bring us back we need. We need a long-term solution that lets us. Stay away for good rather than one where we run away. Anita did it come back every single decade I mean the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal Provided tyron with as much as apparently one hundred fifty billion dollar windfall. Aw and certainly many people who are skeptical of the deal side that the Iranian spent lavishly arming the Shia militias across the region. So what it was trump right to pull the US out of the deal and instead impose maximum Prussia built around these economic sanctions on Iran. I think he was totally wrong and and I can care. There has been a backlash president. Trump's would would you withdrawal has a basically a provoked said that on Not to really go for the for police. Speed to in order to rebuild that they have nuclear program and. I think you're going to really do that. And of course that also carries the risk of a possible confrontation from tation between the United States and Iran possibly Israeli attacks on Iran and that could easily dissolved in a regional warfare. That at the end nobody may may be able to control it Danny. Any I mean a lively debate. Thanks so much for being back on. ABC
US warns Iraq that cash crunch is coming if troops get booted
"State department officials took aim at Iraq's central bank account of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City promising a cash crunch if Iraq follows through the threat to expel the more than five thousand US troops in Iraq following a vote in the Iraqi parliament the Wall Street journal reports the loss of the access to the account could restrict Iraq's use of that revenue creating a cash crunch in Iraq central financial system pro Iranian militias want the US troops out of Iraq and others have joined that call following the targeted killing of a runny in general Shula money at the Baghdad
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
Iraqi Parliament Votes to Expel All American Troops
"On Sunday the Iraqi occupying move to expel the US troops exam at her Kumana Lafayette? The healthy added up. It wasn't a an incredibly convincing. Vote it most Sunni and Kurdish. MP stage away all of E. N.. Peace in the Chamber at the time was Shia been happened though is equal what. NFL A woman isn't a unified position in the country but it was a parliamentary majority. This is Liz sly on the bay loop Yoichi for the Washington Post the Madden Wapakabhulo. Got Up that vote in the Iraqi parliament was in response to the drone strike. That killed Major General Qassem Soleimani and several other people including Iraqi military commander and that attack happened on Iraqi soil. Right outside the country's biggest airport toward the rockies were absolutely furious and if you remember this is came just a few days of members of Iraqi militia were killed in an ashtray insider Iraq which has already triggered outrage in Iraq seen the US embassy get students. And I'm trying to think in people burning reception gates and this nation of somebody who was one of Iraq's is closest allies really the Iraqis over the edge they were absolutely livid. And what are the prime minister. Say about this. The Prime Minister Cool Hilditch an outrage. He said it was a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. A violation of all the rules and to which has troops are operating in our because is the only there was to fight Islamic state than not supposed to be taking the orioles into Iraq. So that's true then. This is actually a violation of how the US and Iraq are supposed to be interacting than in situations like this the US was supposed to give a rock advance notice that they were going to try to do something like this. Yes and it's quite here as well that Iraq would not allow them to do this because they have very close relations kestler money. He's he's sort of the chief. Chief enforcer of Iran's will in Iraq and he funds all the militias he holds enormous interest mention the country. There's no way they would have given permission for this so then. How do they intend to respond to this? I mean the big was sponsors. The vote Newark in parliament on Sunday. Now this was not a binding law. It wasn't binding resolution. But when you think about it that U. S. went for rocket richly in two thousand and free to install democracy Z.. Bay Pretty much draft at the constitution that created this parliament and a majority in parliament is now sick. They don't want the US troops. It's very difficult for them to justify staying under these circumstances and so what would a withdrawal look like. Or what would that process look like now that they voted in parliament. Are they taking next steps to actually come up with a formal process of essentially kicking out. US troops well. This is where it gets very interesting interesting because the letter was leaked by the Prime Minister's Office yesterday but the Prime Minister had received yesterday from the US military and basically said it. It basically informed the Iraqi military to be aware that extra US troop movements for great be taking place ads the US prepared to pull out. Troops from Iraq in accordance with the sovereign was just gone the decision in the occupied event. Now look very much as this as if if the slash was giving notice that the US intending to withdraw from Iraq. The reaction in Washington was like no we haven't made any such decision led to present mistake. It was only a draft and it doesn't mean anything it really does look like the. US is actually starting into laid the groundwork lady for the process of rejoin those troops. We know that have been some movements at airport tubes. Moving from some places to other places it beginning to look if they're putting the steps in place at least two down the presence if not to bring about a complete withdrawal now of course a compete with royal would tape probably weeks or months because there's a lot of troops. There's a lot of equipment they want expecting this but yeah I think there's a sense in Iraq at the moment and the beginning of the end Come well it's also interesting because it it feels like Sola money's killing kind of laid. Bare are some existing tensions over how the US thinks about and respects the sovereignty of Iraq. And I'm wondering if there are other ways that has become apparent over the last couple of months or last couple years of the. US maybe not treating Iraq the way that a quote unquote equal partner should be treated needed. Yes I think it's fair to say that as being a real breakdown of in stage of the. US Rachi relationship in recent is a relationship that really became certainly very close. During the last years of the Bush administration was abandoned to a certain extent by the Obama Administration but not so much as leaving the patches it by trump. He didn't try and meet Iraqi leaders when he went to see the troops at Alice had bad air base. For example he just went in and saw the troops as as if his relationship with the Iraqis Persson important I mean he all his tweets all of his inconstant statements about the US wanting to be finished with endless war. It's his constant statements about the. US only wants the oil. All of that has left. People in the Middle East in general and in Iraq can particular wondering what is that. US on sound are they staying ave going. And meanwhile in those years Iraqis realizing that they are going to have to live with the Iranians on their border for the rest of the time and that the Americans can't be counted on it might not stay So is this a moment where the the Iraqis are basically saying we should be thinking about prioritizing our relationship with Iran more than any of what remains of of our relationship with the United States. I think the Iraqis come to see the presence of U. S. troops on ness. Oil Soften being stabilizing facts. Shit that helps them to balance. The relationship with Iran actually could be a destabilizing factor. cousy could bring an von U. S. war to their territory. But what's ironic about this situation. Is that at least ostensibly one of the things that led to the. US is decision to To Kill Sola money was was because he was exerting all this influence in Iraq but if this killing ends up with the US withdrawing from Iraq or being kicked out of Iraq. Doesn't that give give Iran. Basically exactly what it wanted in the first place is is an opportunity for Iran to increase their influence in Iraq will absolutely and the whole point of these tax on the US basis which Sulejmani was organizing was to convince the Americans it can stick it out to Faruk. They were hoping that president trump wouldn't have the appetite for war with Iran. Wouldn't fight back and rather than suffer. US casualties in an election year. that he would just pull out the troops and this was Sulaiman's mission if you like now that he has died his his life's goal will is going to be accomplished. And I'm curious how Iraqis feel about this like. Is there widespread support for the idea of you've strengthening ties to Iran and getting rid of US influence or is it more complicated than that. It's sound game night that it's not it. I choose much more complicated. I believe most rockies do not want that country to be a vessel stage in Iran I believe most of them resent the extensive influence your on his gains in Iraq. And we've seen that come out in the popular protests recently where they have denounced Iran and they have denounced sula money but not wanting Iran in your country doesn't mean they want America instead it's not an either or situation and it seems like that has been one one of the historical challenges. Iraq is the fact that it is such a kind of convenient proxy for so many other countries and for such a long time. They're kind of at at the mercy of of more powerful allies. Who tried to us? Iraq is a form of exerting influence. And so it. I wonder if there will be. Yeah time anytime soon where they can find a way to to be more independent or to kind of get rid of that influence and be able to stand on their own. We're looking could you really don't Chinese. They're really really sort of broken country at the moment. 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Markets focus on Mideast
"Some on Wall Street a relatively quiet open against a backdrop of volatility that we've seen pick up the last several days amid a background of rising tensions between the United States and Iran and the United States and Iraq this morning no new headlines other than to say that the letter sent to the Iraqi parliament yesterday suggesting the U. S. would be pulling out its troops was said by the Pentagon to be a mistake and that no such plans were in the immediate future as for other markets Asia and Europe followed the rebound rally on Wall Street higher higher across the board both in Asia and on the continent this morning interest rates holding steady the ten year note yield one point eight percent oil and gold giving back a little bit of the recent gains while the dollar slightly higher against key foreign currencies markets waiting on a bit red batch of economic data due out not only today international trade in goods and services do we also have the ADP report coming out tomorrow unemployment and then Fridays official unemployment report from the labor department all of which could up make some news in the absence of any increasing geopolitical tensions I run incentive for New York
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
US forces on high alert for possible Iranian drone attacks, and intelligence shows Iran moving military equipment
"Into ram thirty five people are dead according to C. N. N. from a stampede in crowds gathered to honor the passing of general Qasim so low money a rand Supreme leaders are vowing retaliation and death for Americans following the drone strike that killed so the money Iran's foreign minister you speaking much more diplomatically Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif in an interview with CNN not talking all that tough about the United States their days in our region our number not because it anyway you take any action against them because they are not welcome all three have to point to is the Iraqi parliament's vote to tell American and coalition forces to leave Iraq it's no secret Iran would like that as it is gained influence over its neighbor politically but the killing of Qasim's only money threatens to push Iraq but the civil war like sectarian fighting which the U. S. help quell after Saddam Hussein was overthrown at a cost of more than four thousand American lives but Constantini the White House U. S. forces in the Middle East are on high alert US forces including patriot missile batteries which can shoot down these drones were on the highest state of readiness throughout the night that they had warning to be extra vigilant extra watch full the window could in fact still be open for these kinds of potential
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.
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
US hasn't decided on Iraq withdrawal, Pentagon says, calling general's letter a mistake
"The U. S. is not pulling its troops out of Iraq all the leaked letter written by U. S. general made it appear that way chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general mark Millie clarified with reporters that the unsigned draft letter had been sent to the Iraqi military by mistake Millie said the draft letter was poorly worded then implied withdrawal Millie said that is not what's happening the letter exploded on social media platforms as it appeared to indicate a withdrawal in the wake of the Iraqi parliament's non binding vote that call for the removal of US troops from Iraq we Martinez ABC news the
Iran-backed militias threaten to kill American troops
"There are no plans at least not right now to bring all US troops home from Iraq that's the Pentagon's response to reports of a draft letter is setting the stage for a full withdrawal and sent to the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution calling for the troops ouster CBS's David Martin the secretary of defense could not have been more fat in the US military is not about to leave the country to invade it seventeen years ago drone strike killing of Iranian general costumes all the money at the Baghdad airport has led to protests and threats of reprisals correspondent Holly Williams Iraq is that there will be revenge attacks against U. S. bases in service members by Iran or its proxies in a chilling video that was posted online supporters of Iran backed militias have threatened to retaliate by killing American troops and resolution non binding any decision to put US troops out of Iraq would have to come from the prime minister CBS news update I'm Jim
The U.S. Seemed to Be Leaving Iraq. But It Was All an ‘Honest Mistake.’
"They tend to go on a fairly is saying that we are not withdrawing from Iraq of course when the story broke from Reuters in the three o'clock hour eastern time I said you know what I'm I'm not doesn't seem a hundred percent right is the indication from the story is they were moving troops out we've apparently notified the Iraqis that there's going to be some troop movement but the Pentagon is saying that we are not withdrawing this after in sympathy with us taking out the terrorists all the money the idiots in the Iraqi parliament they they voted to you know kick us out of the country and was bottom line bottom bottom line is all on sewers given me social information literally is breaking as we're we're we're speaking here all right according to Barbara Starr over CNN where the like CNN or not Barbara Starr from the Pentagon reported perspective is pretty damn solid and non biased so I still hold on a minute so I I I did get a chance to monitor this as soon because I'm on the air so can you turn your microphone on through my executive producer Barbara Starr apparently just reported on the letter from a guy coming when you know so all right I don't have a lot to add barber stars at the Pentagon telling wolf Blitzer the general market Millie who of course is a four star compared to this one star brigadier general who wrote the letter Lee is saying of the letter was a mistake it was a mistake to get into that kind of specificity and there is no withdrawal plan and of course we're talking about the letter from the United States Marine Corps brigadier general William H. silly the third he's the commanding general of the task force in Iraq so when this story first broke in the three o'clock hour what did I immediately say about this Reuters report it seemed a little funky I said that I said I said I'm not a hundred percent buying this is something that you have does get any walk back here and what has happened does that sound like the Pentagon is walking back this report they're running it back not walking it back Hey what folks just kind of follow me follow my lead on on a lot of
'Honest mistake' sets off alarm about US troops in Iraq
"Defense department officials were scrambling to do damage control Monday and joint chiefs chairman mark Millie says quote nobody's leaving there's no onward movement honest mistake the draft addressed to an official at the Iraqi ministry of defense said US troops would be repositioning forces to prepare for on word movement adding we respect your sovereign decision to order our departure defense secretary mark asper says the US has been re positioning troops because of the increased threats from a run and that letter was meant to coordinate with the Iraqi military he says there's been no decision whatsoever to leave Iraq despite the Iraqi parliament voting to expel US troops after the strike that killed a top Iranian general Jackie Quinn Washington
Pentagon claims US has 'no plans' to withdraw troops from Iraq
"Top Pentagon leaders say the United States has no plans to withdraw troops from Iraq in the wake of the killing of a top Iranian general we have in depth team coverage there are no plans at least not right now to bring all US troops home from Iraq that's the Pentagon's response to reports of a draft letters setting the stage for a full withdrawal this after the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution calling for the troops ouster CBS's David Martin the secretary of defense could not have been more fat in the US military is not about to leave the country it invaded seventeen years ago drone strike killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad airport has led to protests and threats of reprisals correspondent Holly Williams feet here in Iraq is that there will be revenge attacks against U. S. bases in service members by Iran or its proxies in a chilling video that was posted online supporters of Iran backed militias have threatened to retaliate by killing American troops and resolution non binding any decision to put US troops out of Iraq would have to come from the prime minister I'm Jim
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Best of the Michael berry show that's not the best of my he's not cynicism is the best of the Michael berry show would you quit already we we are back we are live Ramon is not funny as ever and glad to be here sold many things to get to that happened in our absence so let's start at the beginning and work backwards this weekend a bare quorum of the Iraqi parliament had a little temper tantrum in voted to kick the United States out of Iraq it's a complicated issue we'll get to why this happened so today and withdraw according to Reuters the commanding general of task force Iraq marine corps brigadier general William C. Lee the third sent a letter to Iraqi defense minister to the Iraqi defense minister minister on behalf of the combined Joint Task Force that letter which we have in our hot little hands reads to S. L. T. G. Abdul Amir deputy director combined joint operations Baghdad Iraq minister of defense your Excellency this is a letter from William C. leave the third brigadier general US marine corps commanding general Sir Ian due deference to the sovereignty of the Republic of Iraq and as requested by the Iraqi parliament and the prime minister C. J. T. F. O. R. R. will be repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for onward movement in order to conduct this task coalition forces are required to take certain measures to ensure that the movement out of Iraq is conducted in a safe and efficient manner during this time there will be an increase in a helicopter travel in and around the internationals only eyes Z. of Baghdad this increase traffic will include CH forty seven you H. sixty an A. eight sixty four security escort helicopters coalition forces will take appropriate measures to minimise and mitigate the disturbance to the public in addition we will conduct these operations during hours of darkness to help alleviate any perception that we may be bringing more coalition forces him to the icy as we begin implementing this next phase of operations I want to reiterate the value of our friendship and partnership we respect your sovereign decision to order our departure you know that's one of one of those is that right son you want to run away from home your eleven and we're the worst parents ever and you want to run away from home I see you packed your backpack is that right okay all right down what's in there I see you've got a pair of underwear and a tee shirt okay it's a thirty five degrees outside and your leaving home without a dollar to your name yes six dollars irv underwear and a tee shirt and your backpack all right Sir there's the door no no no no go ahead there's the door armed with we'd love to hear from you at some point but we understand you're gonna leave were gonna go ahead as the parents and respect your decision euro eleven years old and you had about enough of us telling you what time you'll go to bed good go ahead kid walks out the door slams the door how long before he comes back Cryin we respect your right to order our departure well of course we're going to be talking about Iran in Iraq the criticism of Donald Trump dole that the Democrats decided that there talking points would be that yes yes so money is a bad guy but but trump trump doesn't have a cohesive theory is that a plan you can't just do these things do you know how many thousand times thousands that Barack Obama did just this sort of thing order drone strikes on the enemies of the American public you know that in two thousand eleven when he ordered seal team six in a dangerous operation in two Pakistan to take out Osama bin laden a decision that was not universally approved in fact in fact Joe Biden opposed it then vice president Joe Biden opposed it so who is he to be question questioning trump after he did so the United States Senate unanimously every single one of them supported the administration now Ted Cruz is calling on the Republicans to do that same thing for Donald Trump and they won't and they won't it makes somewhat like fools we don't really play many things from the morning show but this morning we received a call from general Soleimani and we thought we'd replay that now big news on the show today we're gonna have general Qassem Soleimani on the show today as soon as he calls and he's going to call us among many of you know that Solomonic the number two in all of Iran head of the Kurds force which is there para military super duper force he is the head of that for Lebanon Syria Iran in this guy I mean this is as bad a guy as you can imagine and that's him Ramona's him call in an online three no I didn't give in the background line three we mean how do I know which ones him the rain he's got a very distinctive ring you identify solo money with the the ring hello hello general Soleimani initially money is that you I can only hear you in bits and pieces where the hell are you you inhale Hey well the good news is I heard you stop smoking give your love to your good friend director bombing consider it done we'll have a nice eternity you know nobody even knew that Iranian general was a few days ago and now everybody knows or is he just kind of blew up we are back.
The Current Situation In Iran: How Did We Get Here?
"Get to the terrifying news of the day President Trump essentially started a war with Iran when he ordered the assassination of Iranian major general. Qassem Soleimani who was the second most powerful figure in the Iranian government in response. What's around has vowed to retaliate against the United States in? US forces serving abroad. They've announced they'll be restarting their nuclear program. The Iraqi parliament voted to expel all US. US troops from Iraq and we've been forced to suspend our operations against Isis in Iraq. A meanwhile trump has responded by sending another three thousand five hundred troops to the Middle East and tweeting that if Iran retaliates quote we have targeted fifty two around the incites representing the fifty two American hostages taken by Iran many years ago some at a very very high level and important to Iran in the Iranian culture in those targets in Iran itself will be hit very fast and very hard targeting cultural sites is in fact an internationally internationally recognized war crime so lots to unpack here guys. Tommy let's start at the beginning. What do we know about so far why this happened? Y did trump make this decision. Well it depends on who you believe. Okay The Washington Post reported that Mike pompeo has been pushing trump to do this for many many months. And you know back in the day there were a bunch of senior officials in the trump administration like Jim Madison Rex. Tillerson the secretary of State. who were cautioning less caustic line on didn't want him to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal but over time all these reasonable got pushed out the right-wing hardliners are in in. And so here. We are now the stated reason that the trump administration did this is. They said that there was an imminent threat from Qasim Sumani from Shia militia groups in Iraq. That we're going to attack and kill. US forces Everyone who has seen that intelligence so far people quoted in newspapers people. I've talked to you said that that that does not hold water They've seen nothing that indicates there was some imminent threat. which would justify this strike legally or you know rationally so it just seems like something that a bunch of nuts wanted to do and it sounds like the sort of would immediately precipitated? The decision was the fact that there had been There was an attack that killed an American contractor in Iraq. Right this is the problem. Their explanation is all over the place. They one of these militia groups K. H. A. Shia militia group in Iraq killed a US contractor and wound servicemembers Kirk in response to that the US military hit a couple of sites associated with cage training sites weapons depots etcetera. You'd think that response was to killing. US contractor but then they went in killed Qassem Sumani and the justification for that was an an alleged imminent threat of another attack but even in the way pump goes on television lies obviously but even in the way. He's lying to be admitting that that's not totally true. Because they he's he said something along the lines of He was in the process of Planning attacks against American interests in two things about that one. That seems seems to have been a good part of his job for the better part of seconds. And the second part of that is He's not the actual. He's not pulling the trigger. He's wearing a suicide vest right. He's he's he's just a he's involved in the chain of command and one other part of this. No one has been able to answer at all is how does killing This figure prevent those attacks. Why aren't those? It was a tax more likely than not less likely to happen. Now that this person is it also seemed like there was reporting in the New York Times in Washington Post as well that in retaliation for the contractor you're being killed Trump ordered those set of strikes and then there were protests outside our embassy in Iraq. Yep and it said there. Apparently trump was watching those protests and then got really mad and decide that he wanted to do another strike. What is surprise that trump was watching cable TV and it made him angry? Although this time with this sounds like what happened with Mike Pompeo and and Secretary of Defense Esper- flew flew down to mar-a-lago and they pitched trump on a menu of ideas to further respond and the New York Times reported that on the menu was killing Soleimani money and that that very extreme proposal was only put on there to make the other ones look more reasonable and everyone was shocked when ultimately decided to do it but no one apparently push back. That was the craziest anecdote of all the New York Times that they were like. We'll just put this on as an extra so and and you know in some people may have seen this. But both the Bush administration and the Obama Obama Administration basically passed on this option at times as well because and the reason they did is because they were too concerned both administrations even the administration that took us to war in Iraq were concerned that this would escalate tensions in the Middle East into full blown. War Yeah Before we talk about what a stupid and dangerous move this this was tell me what do you think about the debate over whether it was legally justified whether we call it an assassination. And how much do these debates matter. I mean they matter if you care about international law so from that like it's a complicated case They're sort of like a common sense like lexical. What's in the dictionary definition of assassination? And then there's the definition of assassination which has been banned by the US government under executive orders that date back to like the when we used to give Fidel Castro explosive cigars and attempt to take political figures. You're not supposed to assassinate political figures period. the debate about in so like but Sola money's is a complicated case and that he's like the number two guy in their system but could force The organization he ran is a US designated terrorist organizations. There's no doubt that he helped build this play. This big role role in creating and supporting these militia groups in other malign acts across the globe basically. But there's no formal state of war between the US and Iran so there's no basis ACIS to target him on that level right like during the Iraq war the US targeted Saddam Hussein remember deck of cards the figures that they'd go after right so that the legality of Whether or not it was legal or justify takeouts lemani hinges on this intelligence. None of us can see these at all is about this imminence question got it but I mean I think reasonable people should say this was an assassination so I mentioned some of the consequences that are already playing out. What are some of the potential consequences that worry you the most both in short-term medium-term long-term Blake I worry about Iran on directly targeting forces in Iraq or Jordan or Kuwait or diplomatic posts in Lebanon. Worry about these Shia militia groups Lebanese Lebanon's Hezbollah came out today and said that their targets are going to be. US military personnel and they're not going to target civilians so when the head of Hezbollah sounds more reasonable than the present united United States on twitter. That's telling you something There's also these militia groups that might just sort of pay fealty to the money and not coordinate their actions with The Iranians and take action that way just because they're pissed and then there's also the fact that we had to stop the counter isis operations at a time when Isis has has had a bit of a resurgence because of our pull out from serious. There's a lot of ways this can manifest. How serious do you think the concerns are about cyber attacks against the United States or potentially a terrorist attack against the homeland? It's hard to know it's hard to know. I mean you look at what they've done what they set already about their nuclear program. They announced that they're no longer going to who abide by the enrichment restrictions in the JCP away in the Iran deal. But they said they're gonNA continue to Work with the IRA and allow them access test to inspect sites and things. So like in that instance if you're looking at that as a signal there sort of like tiptoeing out of the Iran deal. They're not like immediately announcing that they're enriching ninety eighty percent create a bomb so it seems like there's sort of an incremental response not some big blockbuster thing it seems that there's some F partout seem reasonable to international community to try a seem as though they are the victims in this absolutely. I think you're right well it we mentioned this yet but it does seem like the inciting incident for this entire crisis is trump ripping ripping up the Iran. Deal back in two thousand eighteen. Yes I mean I thought Ben Ben Rhodes on our pod. Friday walked through the timeline from the Iran. Trumping out of the Iran deal today. And I think it's a very compelling case he also wrote a piece for the Atlantic I mean I think we would be in a stronger position today. If the trump if Iran's nuclear program was being managed by a diplomatic agreement the fact that it's not everything more complicated well and I think an important point here is how you felt about the Iran. Deal in the first place whether it was a good deal or not Once the Iran deal was in place even trump's own Administration his own national security team. warned him not to get out of the deal real people who weren't necessarily fans of the deal the first place at once. We're in the deal. You shouldn't get out of the deal and he fucking did it. Anyway against the advice of most people in his administration and the whole global community in here we are by one of the reasons to non pull out was the fear that it might lead to this crisis. Right you John. Bolton now that he's left administration is very clear that his goal along has been regime. Change right so they pull out of your own nuclear deal where Iran agreed to all these restrictions on their nuclear program in exchange for economic relief from sanctions actions and instead of getting that relief they get more sanctions in an effort to crush their economy and lead to regime change. Of course over time. They're going to start lashing out. It shouldn't surprise anybody. So let's talk about how the administration is responding to all this Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was out on all the Sunday shows when he was asked by. Chuck Todd about the potential for around to retaliate. By killing Americans pompeo said quote. It may be. There is a little noise here in the in term but that America will be safer in the long run later. Donald Trump was asked the same question and and said quote. If it happens it happens. Tommy I know you have some Some strong feelings about pompeo Sunday show appearances because I was texting. You injured it before I melt down. I'm just curious what you guys think would have happened if Susan Rice said there was a little noise in the interim I saying like this those those statements both both from POMPEII. Oh and then trump saying if it happens it happens like this. President Obama would've been impeached within a day for saying that. I can't even believe there's there's such a there's such a glibness to it at but it is also it is. They're kind of whatever they're they're sort of cost playing as tough tough guys and so for them. They're they're trying to go out there
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.
Iran-backed militias threaten to kill American troops
"There are no plans at least not right now to bring all US troops home from Iraq that's the Pentagon's response to reports of a draft letters setting the stage for a full withdrawal and sent to the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution calling for the troops ouster CBS's David Martin the secretary of defense could not have been more fat in the US military is not about to leave the country to invade it seventeen years ago drone strike killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad airport has led to protests and threats of reprisals correspondent Holly Williams in Iraq is that there will be revenge attacks against U. S. bases in service members by Iran or its proxies in a chilling video that was posted online supporters of Iran backed militias have threatened to retaliate
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Lot of people got gift cards over the holidays but CBS's Diane king hall says many will go on redeem why are people leaving money on the table some may forget or miss place cards and some people partially redeemed the card but leave an unused balance an estimated three billion dollars in gift cards is expected to go on
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"And its allies are on alert for possible running in retaliation for the killing of the country's top military commander NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg says they're suspending their training activities in Iraq who are taking all precautions necessary to protect our people despite the Iraqi parliament vote to force US troops to leave the country defense secretary mark esper says there are no plans for that hello all Iraqis more in the late general Qasem Soleimani today CBS is a little Elizabeth Palmer in Tehran the mourners came by the hundreds of thousands I don't think we've seen this kind of a procession in mourning for a leader since the Ayatollah Khomeini died thirty years ago the streets were absolutely flooded you couldn't move and people are angry about this assassination CBS news update on Pam Coulter camel excuse time four thirty two meantime the White House says top trump administration officials will brief the Senate Wednesday about the abstract they kill the top Iranian general Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he welcomes the briefing and faults Democrats for criticizing president trump's decision to order the strike in Baghdad without hearing first from his advisers unfortunately in this topic political environment all of our college rush blame our own government before even knowing the facts rush to split hairs about intelligence before being briefed on it Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer of New York says he wants the White House to explain how the strike fits into its Middle East strategy the American people need clarity that the trump administration has a plan not just a tweet a plan to keep our troops our nation and our people safe civil rights groups and lawmakers demanding information from federal officials following reports that thousands of Iranian Americans were held up and questioned at the border as a return to the US from Canada over the weekend Washington Democrat representative paint a militia pal has questions about why the families were held so long there were.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM
"Weather year mark and to a lot of editors or inviting Klein doing the best thing the doctor over the next decade Jessica Menton at USA today on investing in the ten years ahead as boomers pass the torch to millennials busy weekend of news involving the U. S. Iran and Iraq most importantly most recently president trump yesterday threatened Iraq with sanctions if the US is forced to withdraw its troops his threat came after the Iraqi parliament voted in favor of expelling American forces following U. U. S. air strike Friday that killed a powerful Iranian general on Iraqi soil it's a non binding resolution by the way general Qassem Soleimani was said to be actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members he was the leader of the deadly Iranian shadow wars throughout the Middle East secretary of state Mike Pompeii L. intelligence assessment made clear that no action allowing so the money to continue his plotting and his planning this terror campaign created more risk than taking the action that we took last week Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer was on ABC's this week I really worry that the actions the president took will get us into what he calls another endless war in the Middle East meanwhile house speaker Nancy Pelosi said the house will move this week to limit president trump's military actions regarding Iran president trump's killing of one of Iran's top military commanders means the elimination of a dangerous U. S. fall but it also represents a risky escalation in a volatile few that could backfire on US personnel and allies in the Middle East and beyond.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Three things to know what a forty five number one the Iraqi parliament calls for expulsion of US troops from the country Iran valves no longer to observe the limits on uranium enrichment number two thousands of new Yorkers March across the Brooklyn Bridge to decry hate and fear in the wake of anti semitism and number three at least five people are killed in a terrible crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike a bus that may have originated in China town was involved well some more reforms may be coming to New York state's controversial bail reform measures doubly CBS's Steve Byrnes has the details Democrats in Albany who at first seems steadfastly confident in the bail reform measures are now indicating some changes may be in order those reforms eliminated cash bail for misdemeanors and most non violent felonies it comes after a few weeks of bad publicity including more than a dozen anti semitic attacks including some committed by repeat offenders with a high profile cases where everyone is scared and concerned it definitely puts it in the forefront state senator David Carlucci says they want to keep the intent of the law the same making sure that there's not two systems of justice one for the wealthy and one for the poor but some more flexibility may be needed or some of the ideas are that we give judges the discretion to hold people when they think there might be a rest a spokesman for governor Cuomo tells the post the reforms are still a work in progress advocacy groups are not happy the legal aid society says it's shameful that critics of the law have weaponized exploited the recent anti semitic attacks Steve burns WCBS newsradio eight eighty more details are coming out surrounding the senior department of education official facing child porn and enticement charges EE CBS's Christy chalazion reports deputy chief of staff within the department of education David Hey faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years a maximum of life in prison the prosecution says he was talking to what he thought was a fourteen year old boy online but it turned out to be an investigator he reportedly booked a hotel room for the two for December twenty eighth but backed out because according to his messages he said he was scared over the age difference investigators also found that Hey had explicit pictures of a young male student from Wisconsin high school where he served as principal for three years critically sheen WCBS newsradio eight eighty WCBS news time eight forty seven I'm going with you ana now excuse me I climbed the north mountain survived a frozen heart in safety from my ex boyfriend so you know I'm coming frozen to set a record this weekend becoming the highest grossing animated film ever it's also the highest grossing film ever directed by a woman the Disney flick earned one point three billion dollars globally in the seven weeks it's been in theaters Star Wars the rise of Scott Walker is once again tops at the box office for its third week in a row earning thirty three million dollars and is closing in on the billion dollar mark worldwide this week's only new release the horror remake of the garage opened at eleven million half again weather together on the eight so here's Andre ferro gonna crash on Staten Island traveling eastbound right around victory Boulevard that's taking a couple lane so look out for that as you continue to make your way towards the Verrazano if you're heading to the Verrazano and once you pass that area of the crash you should be in pretty good shape not really seeing much heading across the span a good ride in Brooklyn for the most part but there are south and once the lease just south of sixty street approaching the split of the north bound abilities have pretty much cleared heading up towards Hamilton Avenue on the about a one is the Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn bound is doing better there some some slow moving traffic around Cadman plaza the Manhattan bridge is moving fine not really seeing any action because he's got some good news of the fifty ninth street bridge and the midtown tunnel good writing queens for the most part except for the van where can we have a westbound delay on the L. I. E. right around main street as you pass the fairgrounds if you're heading over the RK what's in the drugs like bridges you're in good shape round trip will avoid the north bound Deegan still working on that crash all lanes closed right around a hundred and forty fifth street and a hundred forty third street bridge so if you're heading in that direction just to avoid that area west side highway or the north down home of a drive is fine in an outbound link in Holland and George doing a okay our next traffic update in less than ten minutes on WCBS now the five day weather forecast with our meteorologist Bob Larson increasingly cloudy this evening not as windy as today cut the stock showers later tonight.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"All over the road just very very very very very bad trying to sort through how human beings are deeply startled when they're faced with their own mortality when they're faced with the reminder of their impending eventual own mortality it's startling is crap can you get me thinking I just did this this resolution business and I remember being annoyed when I did it because the resolutions I didn't see anybody really and I'm myself included with the resolutions they were one of three things I was going to get in better shape I was going to make more money or I was going to find somebody that let me does does with the three things and I get all three of those stains but those those are ingesting those are ingesting working out and creating you know a new product a view I think you need to do one I don't know if you do I do I need to do something to do not to get I don't need to get better god I do I'm just I am finding a way to excuse that I needed to do eight six six three nine one ten twenty eight I guess it's bucket list stuff but that's a really number down on our way to the packaging here stuff I want to do before I die okay well let's look at this one is that that you're going to die well I right so let's get on the list the Iraqi parliament voted for US troops to get get out all right I want your thoughts about that Hey mouth says the tax we were sure you were fired from KDKA after last night's show.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Is moved to the Iraqi parliament where could be even worse angered about the U. S. airstrikes against an Iranian backed militia the Ronnie and supported government could call for a U. S. exit from Iraq CBS news senior security contributor Michael morale it matters because we are still fighting ISIS and it would be a can to U. S. pulling out in two thousand eleven which gave al Qaeda in Iraq which ultimately became ice is a big boost Cammy McCormick CBS news the Pentagon Rocklin woman was rescued from a burning apartment building this morning that story first we check traffic and weather together every ten minutes a Subaru retailers appealing blend all wheel drive traffic on the three Kevin what's going on well we got troubles downtown here sherry downtown at the entrance to the Callahan tell governor over high truck here we had a couple of vehicles that were able to squeeze by it now it sounds like you got a couple buses that are not able to squeeze by it's all traffic just jammed up here trying to get to the Callahan total this as traffic back through the o'neill tunnel on of the lower deck back on to the second bridge and all the way back towards assembly squared at a lever down rams filling in a lot of people taking that as an alternate sterile drive these bounds on the brakes on the Longfellow bridge trying to get up to the leverage circle traffic lights and that'll get you on the ninety three as well so tough go trying to get around here on ninety three southbound heading through the city south of town not too bad the expressway south bound looking pretty good all the way down to Braintree north bound to speed limit right up to the deal tunnel route three screws in right along from Braintree all the way down the Plymouth and back ninety three north bound leaving.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Is it just just a limited protest unlimited US response just the name of the percussive sounds of of an incident or two or three the Iranians well the Iraqis back by the Iranians Muhammed aranea they back down they laughed way back now but most of them did that's what the reports that we see after the present decided to defend US territory the U. S. embassy as I told you the whole group is now asking for the Iraqi parliament to kick kick the United States forces completely out of Iraq so what next man there's so many branches potential places this could AB and flow your guess is as good as mine friend man I would that's one reason I am grateful Donald J. trump is at the helm can not Hillary Clinton really not anyone else this one one thing if you've been paying attention to what don tropics he don't want war he does not like sending letters to family members the moms and dads who lost their precious love ones over CD Hey he hates that he does want to limit US involvement overseas but it's getting really thorny really complicated see what Steven Yates has to say about this and just older you stick around I wanna hear from you as well you have to the president's response but I can tell you I because that powerful message from the president the beginning this is not gonna be another Benghazi there there was no six twelve twenty four hour delay.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Orlando's news and talk bad now this is moved to the Iraqi parliament where could be even worse because there's going to be a debate in the Iraqi parliament about whether US military should go home or not that was the deal to get the protesters to withdraw so it's possible that the Iraqi parliament could vote in favor of the U. S. leaving which would put intense pressure on us why does that matter it matters because we are still fighting ISIS in Iraq it would be akin to the U. S. pulling out in two thousand eleven which gave al Qaeda in Iraq which ultimately became ice is a big boost so we could see the whole thing play out again that's true I think we stay anyway it's in our best interest its sovereign territory we got five thousand there waiting about another hundred marines right away and bring you more into Kuwait joining us now with ten a colonel Allen west he's gonna be with us shortly and you know the the colonel the colonel as running for the the state GOP over in Texas he's back is back in uniform as well tentacles gonna be with us that was Mike brown former run things at the at the CIA and I was surprised he actually went on to say I think we should call apologize to make sure they know that we should have asked before we bomb people after they rocketed us here's Mike Pompeii cut to comment on future activity only say simply that we were committed to the project that we began when we made the policy decision a president from selection we're going to push back against the Islamic Republic of Iran to create stability throughout the Middle East were still fully committed to the missions that yeah and we're still doing that in me back as here the way we did was not is a smart we since adjusted to a degree protecting oil fields in the area I also think that the Russians eventually you understand how difficult it is in the Middle East there really know that yet lieutenant colonel west joins us colonel you're at my pearl says we've worried about the vote in parliament they may because a run basically picked everybody thought it may say Americans should leave are you worried about that vote no I'm not worried about their bows good to be with you Brian a happy new year I think that what we have to realize is that there are a lot of influences there in Iraq from Iran we have seen that previously and this is what they're going to try to do to battle to get the amount of space out of the way let's be very honest in the years of the Obama administration Iran was able to extend their regional hegemonic dominance out of Iran into Yemen into Iraq over into Syria and of course we know about Lebanon they have this incredible lamprey now the president got elected that is released on a monkey wrench into their plans and what you see Ron tried to do is third this thing up because they are being stored is forced the resources to continue to humble support to all these terrorist organizations because the rebels a Hezbollah into Syria as well as the revolutionary guard forces they're facing incredible pressure at home so what Iran has to try to do is put pressure to get the United States of America to get out of the way here and I think it's important we maintain a presence not not an occupation force with presents they can keep them at bay and we can work with strong solid allies Mike the courage there in northern Iraq that could be a buttress against Iran and expansion but this is a couple of things if you sure you are very aware of and that is a run it now can control their own population they are rising up saying are you kidding me you're raising gas prices on us we're getting less and less of a still these are less less jobs well because of the sanctions because the money was supposed to be getting out of this cascade of revenue you putting towards has boa mas Islamic Jihad and cut tab has below whatever they're called over Iraq so there have been protests in the Rockies are since October are protesting against a run because they don't like a run having a major role in Iraqi politics so you want to stand up for our interests at the same time what's not be a convenient excuse for the Iranians to say forget about your worries the the the great Satan is here time to put that aside and rally against us we want to let them know that their government is the problem so how do you keep that in mind as a military strategist colonel west at the same time set up ourselves what what this goes back to the four elements of national power or call it's call the time diplomatic informational military economic what right now we need to have the diplomatic pressure on Iran that beach bring it in our allies in Europe the informational pressured that means that we need to have a dedicated information operations program that is getting out there on the airwaves you know once upon a time we had you know radio free Europe and and the boys Europe and all of the saints of god cast messages you know out in behind our courts somehow we've got to be able to get that you know I messaging they get sand you know behind the the walls of the Ayatollah at the at the restraint there in Iran and we've got to try to find the folks that we can support and help them continue to get their voice out there we got to keep that military I mean that economic pressure on as well but I think we have to have that dedicated information operation program which is so important to erode that the the the power that you see the Iranian mullahs yeah it's always out there over the people and we have to encourage them not like what we did again I had to go back to it but in the Obama administration we have banned the green book when you know what I would do the job that you know was reelected we have an opportunity there we we have an opportunity as a window of opportunity here and we cannot lose how do you figure this out it was for before I move that the banks topic Gallup did a poll a you know who's tied to preserve bomb is most of their admired men in the world yeah Donald J. trump how does that happen with everybody the media except maybe a couple outlets against him all these so called leaders smugly talking behind his back like school girls on who are not in the in crowd actually Saito summit and yet that comes out how is that well because I think that people do respect strips and I think that people want to see a strong America because a strong America is good for the world and when you go back to you to stop a second person look there are the political left to some leaders that are always going to fawn over president Obama they gave him a Nobel Peace Prize for just showing up at the oval office but when you're actually a little but when you look at what president trump is been able to achieve what you'll put aside the Tories put aside you know you don't like his personality whatever but you look at what he's been able to achieve this is not a good thing not just for the United States of America for the world the people the respect that they honor that I guess so I guess we're seeing some of that huge would down from said because the embassy in response to our rocking a killing twenty five of their guys they protested and breach this breach the perimeter they got into the reception area of our JYJ mammoth embassy in Baghdad inside the green zone here's a president trump said cut for this will not be.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Country in Hezbollah has forty seven representatives in the Iraqi parliament and is held considerable sway over the prime minister the genuine protesters are protesting Iran's influence in their country including the influence of cutter even as the law and one more thing that might surprise you I had told Ali Khamenei the supreme leader every Ron said to his Twitter audience at four AM this morning that he knows the genuine reason we Americans took revenge against you runs proxy armies in Iraq you see said the Ayatollah the United States created isis the Islamic state and the people who drove ISIS out of their state we're Iran's proxy armies including the team as a whole lot according to the Ayatollah Vance why we are taking revenge and who do you believe our who do you believe thank you that's Howard Blume author of the Mohammed code March drawing tens of thousands of anti government protesters in Hong Kong on new year's day spiraled into a chaotic scenes as police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannons at the crowds including families before halting the event there so they're still not happy out in Hong Kong anxiety and stress are universal human conditions experience to some degree by everyone at various times in their life now while some are less prone to bouts of anxiety than others we're all feeling that especially fried after a long day filled with the trials and tribulations right society tells us that there are various ways to reduce stress and simply on wine have a drink watch a movie take a deep breath think cetera but a new study finds the best way to promote a natural neural reset of sorts and relieve anxiety is to simply fall into a deep sleep now what does this all mean let's check in with our resident psychiatrists Peter Bergen and Peter happy new year to you and ginger of yard happy new year to year and and everyone else on the staff that I deal with it's such a joy for me to have this long connection.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on KQED Radio
"They're saying yes to Iraq. We want political parties to leave Basra, and they describe this as the start of a revolution. This is. How one protestor Ahmed Ali put it. We have tired of killing. Tired of their corruption all the parties in the government? They are corrupted all of them. But there is no exception. We want to change them. And he and other say wasn't the protesters burned government buildings. They say it was people infiltrating the protests. They say they want to rebuild and not destroy. Well, there's a new Iraqi parliament that's supposed to we meet soon to form a new government. Are imagine these protests are going to have some kind of effect on. Yup. They already have. In fact, prime minister hydro body who by the way is backed by the United States has been struggling to contain this. He fired two heads of security forces and promised release money for Basrah. But some of his former political parties seem to have turned against him. And it's not clear he'll be able to keep his job. You mentioned the Alabama is backed by the US. There's another US connection here. The White House issued a statement yesterday blaming Iran for not doing more to stop an attack on the US consulate in Bosra. What else can you tell? Us about that. So this was a rocket attack on the bus for airport and a mortar attack in the green zone in Baghdad last week, according to Iraqi security officials they didn't land on the US embassy or consulate compounds. There were no injuries or serious damage. The White House though in a statement called them life threatening attacks against its diplomatic missions. It warned around there would be serious consequences for any attacks, injuring its personnel or damaging its property. The Iranian consulate in Basra, though was also attacked last week yesterday Iran inaugurated in new consulate here, I spoke to the Iranian ambassador afterwards. And he blamed the US and specifically President Trump for destroying years of what he called good relations between Iran and the US, so it's a very complicated picture here. But a lot of people are worried that this tension between the US and Iran will engulf Iraq is well NPR's Jane Arraf reporting from the Iraqi port. City of Bosra. Thanks so much. Thank you. All right. Apple has its biggest hardware event of the year later today. This is when they unveil all these new devices always a whole lot of anticipation, of course, before apple was a trillion dollar company before its phones and laptops came to dominate the tech industry. It was just another California startup and now one of the first products that company ever made is about the hit the auction block New Hampshire public radio's Todd book reports on a very valuable apple one computer looking at an apple one is kind of like looking at the Rosetta Stone. You don't totally understand what you're seeing. But you sense it significance. The apple one didn't come with the keyboard didn't come with a monitor or anything like that. This is Corey Cohen. He's no nationally as the guy when it comes to apple one restorations. It really was just the board. The board itself was really the first you can only buy assembled computer in front of him is one of the two hundred original apple one circuit boards. It was built in one thousand nine. Seventy six and retailed for six hundred sixty six dollars and sixty six cents. Don't picture a normal, computer. This is just the guts, the brain a thin green rectangle with chips and capacitors and microprocessors soldered on in the rose with this powerful technology, you could well write small programs play coupla a video games that were kind of text based interactive fiction. And that's pretty much it home. Computers back then weren't for the masses were for hobbyists, and folks who like to her this apple one is unique because it hasn't been modified, and the things still actually works Cohen has it rigged up to a vintage keyboard and small black and white monitor. So this is your boot up screen. Not much to it. It's she's kind of flashing all the empty characters. So we will clear the screen or reset. It's like watching grass grow the auction on September twenty fifth will likely be more exciting. Bobby Livingston who helps New Hampshire based are are auction says they can trace this apple ones origins. This particular board was purchased from the original owner for three hundred dollars in nineteen seventy six I think the original guy only had it for about three months. He was a mainframe guy. He said he didn't really want to mess with it. So he sold it to our client has had it since nineteen seventy six the seller is remaining anonymous here she stands to make a lot of money off that purchase from forty years ago. The estimated auction price tag is three hundred thousand dollars with that kind of cash you are buying a piece of apple history. A piece of the Steve Wozniak legend the summer that. I built the apple one, computer. I was totally aware that a revolution was close to start. This is Wozniak or was. Who designed the EPA one speaking in an old, Bloomberg news.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"We want political parties to leave Basra and they described this as the start of a revolution. This is. How one protestor Ahmed Ali put it. Tired of the killing tired of their corruption all the parties and the government now, they are Karadzic all of them. But there is no exception. We want to change them. And he and others say it wasn't the protesters who burned government buildings. They say it was people infiltrating the protest. They say they want to rebuild not destroy. Well, there's a new Iraqi parliament that supposed to meet soon to form a new government. I'm out in these protests are going to have some kind of effect on that. Yep. They already have in fact, prime minister hydrolic body who by the way is backed by the United States has been struggling to contain this. He fired two heads of security forces and promised release money for Basrah. But some of his former political parties seem to have turned against him. And it's not clear he'll be able to keep his job. You mentioned that Allah body is backed by the US. There's another US connection here. The White House issued a statement yesterday blaming Iran for not doing more to stop an attack on the US consulate in Bosra. What else can you tell us about that? Well, that was an interesting statement because according to Iraqi security officials the attacks the rockets in the case of bus I didn't land near the embassy in Baghdad or the consulate in Basra there were no damage or casualties there. The White House used what it said was life threatening attacks toward Iran of serious repercussions. So run also had its consulate attacked in Basra though last week yesterday it inaugurated a new consulate here raised the flag. I spoke to the Iranian investor afterwards. And he blamed the US and specifically Donald Trump for damaging security in the region. So it's a very tangled picture, but many people are worried about rising tension between Iran and the US and Iraq Konin between NPR's Jane Arraf reporting from the Iraqi port city of Bosra. Thanks so much. Thank you. Right. Apple has its biggest hardware event of the year later today. This is when they unveil all these new devices always a whole lot of anticipation, of course, before apple was a trillion dollar company before its phones and laptops came to dominate the tech industry. It was just another California start up and now one of the first products the company ever made is about the hit the auction block New Hampshire public radio's Todd book reports on a very valuable apple one computer looking at an apple one is kind of like looking at the Rosetta Stone. You don't totally understand what you're seeing. But you sense it significance. The apple one didn't come with a keyboard didn't come with a monitor or anything like that. This is Corey Cohen. He's known nationally as the guy when it comes to apple one restorations. It really was just the board. But the board itself was really the first you could only buy assembled computer in front of him is one of the two hundred original apple one circuit boards. It was built in. One thousand nine hundred ninety six and retail for six hundred sixty six dollars and sixty six cents. Don't picture a normal, computer. This is just the guts, the brain a thin green rectangle with chips and capacitors and microprocessors soldered on in the rose with this powerful technology, you could well write small programs play couple a video games that were kind of text based interactive fiction. And that's pretty much it home. Computers back then weren't for the masses. They were for hobbyists and folks who like to tinker this apple one is unique because it hasn't been modified, and the things still actually works Cohen has it rigged up to a vintage keyboard and small black and white monitor. So this is your boot up screen. Got much to it. It's just kind of flashing all the empty characters. So we will clear the screen or reset like watching grass grow the auction on September twenty fifth will likely be more exciting. Bobby Livingston who helps run New Hampshire based are are auction says they can trace this apple ones origins. This particular board was purchased from the original owner for three hundred dollars in nineteen seventy six I think the original guy only had it for about three months. He was a mainframe guy. He said he didn't really want to mess with it. So he sold it to our client has had it since nineteen seventy six the seller is remaining anonymous he or she stands to make a lot of money off that purchase from forty years ago. The estimated auction price tag is three hundred thousand dollars with that kind of cash you are buying a piece of apple history. A piece of the Steve Wozniak legend the summer that. I built the apple one, computer. I was totally aware that revolution was close to start. This is Wozniak or was. Who designed the apple one speaking in an old, Bloomberg news story Steve Jobs.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Perfect person to answer that question scott anderson our new uh brookings colleague who you whose name you guys have seen on l'affaire a lot recently scott is served as legal attache at the embassy in baghdad for the state department in an earlier life and a news great deal about this subject so scott welcome to the law fair podcast what are your thoughts with thank you for having had been uh you know i'm a little limited to certain parts of the second talk about because of my timing government bout try and give you a lease my perspective on the broad issue to think about this i think really have to put yourself in the two thousand eleven context um at that point we had been under un security agreement or the sofa as andrew referred to it with iraq for three years um during that period it had been fairly controversial have a getting more controversial and i was particularly true among a big portions of the shia factions that were behind prime minister malachy and in control of most of the government uh at that period and so really if you think about the trouble that uh any sort of on agreement ran into in the iraqi parliament a lot of that was more symptomatic of a broader controversy surrounding the us troop presence in the country at that time that was had been growing was claimed more problematic this is also a curry against a backdrop where the original agreement had a finite end date and without any sort of provision for extension uh and you know this is the post surge period where iraq had been seeing it security conditions kind of improve gradually this these so's these circumstances all kinds of entered an i think into this policy decision um 2013 meanwhile when we saw us trip reenter iraq um you know saw dramatic change in circumstances you saw an escalation of threat from the islamic state um you saw requests from iraq for assistance in combating the islamic state in addressing this threat.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"United condemnation of what album of any zionist symbol you cannot display any more according to the iraqi parliament's latest action which criminalizes the display of for instance an israeli flag and they said this is an exercise that damages the reputation of the of iraq and and the country and the law punishes it but with the maximum penalty said the speaker of the iraqi parliament let's go through this slowly grow it is now according to the iraqi parliament which does not exist without the blood and treasure of the united states of america and its allies the iraqi parliament condemns the display of the israeli flag these are these are matters that have to be answered by the bush administration and the obama administration and now the trump administration because that is unacceptable conduct in an ally and would be rupp what would be reprehensible in an adversary is iraq an adversary what you certainly seeing this legislation this is aimed at the kurds because in in their proindependence rallies they often displayed israeli flags they feel kinship with this through how israel came into being they when echo which are also a lot of courage jews living in israel but they they feel this relationship and it the idea that any sign his thing which means any display jewish display could be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law is it's an outrageous measure and the fact that that it gets almost no coverage the voa i must say the voice of america did uh reported knowing have to see if congress will do something for us and we end america have welcomed a number of iraqi citizens over the years and made them american citizens they helped with america during its conflict way we have reason to believe that there are many iraqis who would regard this as appalling just appalling so speak out or at least seek some explanation for how it is that the united states is responsible for liberating an anti semitic conduct all right now we go to conduct that is acceptable this is uh senator mansions running for reelection i note from west virginia he has moved effectively to i'll remember the balfour declaration today they moved a resolution to commemorate the.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The authorities in baghdad have called the poll on constitutional his the iraqi foreign minister ibrahim out safadi will own a how local will look on ought to lead the studio there cannot be under any circumstances and acceptance of the and constitutional decision by the kurdish regional government and the compromising of the unity of iraq which is guaranteed by the constitution the iraqi parliament voted to god's the unity of iraq speed bullied slammed and to reject the referendum and to wobbly gates the iraqi government to take measures to preserve iraq's unity and to begin a serious dialogue to heal its urgent issues was alarm bells are ringing round the region meanwhile blows millions of kurds are voting watching the vote is peter galbraith former us ambassador diplomat and also an adviser to the kurdistan regional government this really is the culmination of a century long dream by the kurds to have their own state it also comes at a time when the leadership of iraqi kurdistan people who have been struggling since the '70s and '80s are reaching the end of their careers of so this is that this is a just a huge moment forever at the end it's very emotional the vote is likely to be while certainly will be overwhelming then what happens that's the question well let will be done once you have people in a geographically to five area that overwhelmingly vote for independence it's impossible to find a solution that would keep them in iraq and you know we've had since 1991 28 new countries created all but two of them from federal units are so that this is the pattern of away the world is working now what happens next it whilst of course on clear i'm kurdistan has all the attributes of the state and so it's not even semiautonomous at such holland's controls its own borders that has its own parliament it has its own military the iraqi there's no raqi presence here it up all and there hasn't been since 1991 so it's it's in internally it's no step at all from the current situation joe full independence while the the relatives of international recognition isn't there because it aid kurdistan booed lie in the middle of a region where all the surrounding governments have an interest in not letting it be independent so.
"iraqi parliament" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is the point of this referendum we hear it's a a nonbinding vote so is it just as on to antagonize officials in baghdad a no this referendum is not designed to antagonize baghdad or any of the neighboring countries of the kurdistan region the vote is to let the the more than five million kurds who live in iraq to decide whether they want to stay with this country or they want to separate and create a kurdish independent state and the kurdish president must food bersani kurdish political parties who are behind that referendum project say this is a binding vote at i stood september twenty shifts if the majority of kurds i've decided to say yes on separate from iraq it will go through some negotiations the central government and hopefully there will be an independent kurdish state so baghdad sees it is nonbinding but the kurds see it definitely as a abiding vote yes back that says it's not binding their parliament meant to day these if they are against this referendum and they hoped that its non bindig but the kurds who aren't going so there a friend of say it's is binding and the kurdish presence has said that it's not just a referendum for the sake of it it is for kurdish independence so baghdad of course is unhappy about this referendum of but do you know why yes baghdad is not happy and actually a few hours ago the iraqi parliament convened an they voted against the kurdish referendum they say the kurdish referendum would lead to disintegration of iraq and the disintegration of iraq's territorial integrity i mean there's oil up there in kurdistan as well don't you think the government in baghdad as worried about losing that yes there is oil up in the kurdish region that was discovered only a few years ago bucks there is more oil in the rest of your rock i think they're worried that that iraqi leaders have is not they are going to lose some of the natural resources in.
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"A no this referendum is not designed to antagonize baghdad or any of the neighboring countries of the kurdistan region the vote is to let the the more than five million kurds who live in iraq to decide whether they want to stay with this country or they want to separate and create a kurdish independent state and the kurdish president must with bersani kurdish political parties who are behind their a friend and projects say this is a binding vote at after september 25th if the majority of kurds have decided to say yes and separate from iraq they will go through some negotiations with the central government and hopefully there will be an independent kurdish state so baghdad says it is nonbinding but the kurds it definitely as a abiding vote yes baghdad says it's not binding their parliament meant to dd said they are against this referendum and they hoped that its non binding but the kurds who are going for the referendum say it's is binding and the kurdish presence has said that it's not just a referendum for the sake of it it is for kurdish independence so baghdad of course is unhappy about this referendum but do you know why yes baghdad is not happy and actually a few hours ago the iraqi parliament convened and they voted against the kurdish referendum they say the kurdish referendum would lead to the disintegration of iraq under disintegration of iraq's territorial integrity i mean there's oil up there in kurdistan as well don't you think the government in baghdad as worried about losing that.