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"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The region Our White House spokesman Jen Psaki says the administration is also treating it as an act that can increase tensions in the region I have a couple of headlines moving up on the Bloomberg terminal now We'll fill you in as the day progresses UK first and an exclusive interview of Boris Johnson prime minister with our Bloomberg John micklethwaite says he sees extremely tough global climate talks ahead Also we're getting a headline up on the Bloomberg saying the FDA is going to allow mix and match approach for COVID booster shots and Moderna's CEO in an exclusive interview as well says COVID booster could get cleared this week That's for Moderna Hong Kong chief executive Carrie lam will remain in the hospital under observation after suffering a right elbow fracture at the government house chief executive secretary of administration will act on behalf while she is on leave Although U.S. president Joe Biden says there's no deadline on working on a compromise infrastructure plan Spokeswoman Jen Psaki says he is meeting today with members of his own party He will host two different meetings with House members here at The White House One with moderates and one with progressive members Meanwhile moderate Joe Manchin has come out doubting any deal will come by the end of the month and saying he is opposed to many of the climate change green efforts in the package China is seeing a new cluster of COVID cases in its northwestern provinces 8 infections since the beginning of the week and shanxi province former Secretary of State U.S. chair of the joint chief staff chief of staff U.S. ambassador to the UN Colin Powell has passed away at the age of 84 complications from COVID Current Secretary of State Antony Blinken He treated people the way he expected.
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Portray were so you did the damage but you don't wanna read the books you did the damage. Why don't you read the damage. You caused the trump administration unbelievable. How about senator. Josh holly senator josh. Holly pressed him about his practice of talking to reporters behind the president's back. This is the chairman of the joint chiefs staff. But what was the timeframe. Did you say that you were doing these interviews. I would say it took a couple of hours. Maybe but win. What's the timeframe when we're you sitting for them dates. I can get you the dates. I don't know off the top. But i'll get to the dates. Twenty twenty one. Oh yeah this calendar year. I think so. Yeah well i wondering is clearly. This is a priority for you. You did these on the record by the way. All these interviews are on the record these reporters that quote i do interviews on the record off the record and i do background into these and do all of that. With print media television media books documentaries. All kinds of things. I why would you do. Why would you do background off the record interviews background means it can't quote you background off the record off the record interviews. If the goal is transparency the transparency goes to the fact to make sure that we are explaining ourselves. make sure that these authors have correct information. Are you now again. I'm very hesitant to use the word traitor. I know all that implies. I don't throw that word around loosely. How is this guy not guilty of trees. Your undermine undermining the president united states. Because you don't like what you did in the park. The black lives matter protest. Or whatever the heck his goofy agenda is are you serious one..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"We're back. It's Casey in company from 6 to 9 am guest host Nicole and Andy Harris, filling in for Sean Casey. Today and tomorrow. Be back here tomorrow night, huh? That's right. Listen, we've got Jim and Glen Burnie. He emailed in a little joke, and you're going to see a lot of these over the next few days, okay? I heard is a cookout at the White House Last weekend, former vice President Biden burned his hand while flipping a burger in general Milley picked up a spatula and said, Don't worry. I'm in charge. Oh, look at the fact of the matter is, is that It's serious. You know this? This is no joking matter. In fact, the letter and I mentioned the House Freedom Caucus and I'm going to sign on this letter is going to send a letter to the secretary defense this morning. And one of the things we ask them to investigate in this investigation is his call with as General Miller's call with Nancy Pelosi. Interesting because again, you know whether there was a political motivation behind it is some of the wording that's quoted in the you know in the article. Would indicate that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs staff again whose sole function is to serve the president, the president was Donald Trump. If General Milley doesn't want to serve the president What you do You resign as chairman of the Joint Chiefs that you don't resign from the army. You just resigned from that position because that position is to serve the president. And the president of that time was not Joe Biden. That's the That's the fact. And an attempt by a person in uniform who just days before had said Don't worry, we're the ones with guns. Uh, you know, you put that together anywhere else in the world and you go. That's an attempted coup. And I, you know, I look, I think that's what was going on. Anyway. The phone lines are open. If you want to talk, you want to ask a question? You want to make a comment, Uh, for 10 wcbm 6 89 2266 80. The studio email is am 6 80 at wcbm dot com AM 6 80 at wcbm dot com Or you can text into the show using the wcbm app..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Mark Levin Show
"Insurrection. The government is also level. The charge against scores of individuals not accused of attacking police destroying property. There you go but facing some of the most egregious allegations such as occupying the senate chamber sitting in the vice president chair targeting government officials. But they're also if that's not bad enough bring against individuals who did no such thing they say prosecutors have sought to distinguish such acts from protests related civil disobedience. They really results in prison. Time more politically charged with offenses such sedition but defendants. In at least eight cases have moved to dismiss the count. They assert the joint house and senate session that met. January six does not qualify as an official preceding congress that the laws unconstitutionally vague on its face or as applied that it does not cover individuals alleged illegal actions among other things and it goes on and it goes on now. You want to hear about an insurrection. Bob woodward robert costa. We'll have a book out next week. The way woodward does these things as he's able to shake down public officials. Put the story out on cnn. Or the washington post or both then every media platform picks it up and this is his second or third book. Trash president trump and it's going to be a massive bestseller huge vessel. Because that's how would does what word would we're does. Here's my confusion. If you're a journalist you've special information about news events that have taken place. Why aren't those appearing in the washington. Post robert kosta is a journalist. So-called for the washington post. Why did they wait for a book. Seriously i'm not a journalist. I don't have a newspaper that i write for. I don't write gossip. I write about theory and philosophy and activism. So it's a book called parallel. Shot it shooting to the top of the list. Everybody's talking about everybody's pushing it this is how woodward gets we're woodward gets. He holds back kosta. Hold back information others of these so-called journals. Hold back information so they do a big book which is kind of strange so i don't buy books like this at the same time about a week or two later this stephanie griffin coming out with a book who was press secretary to the first lady press secretary of the president then back to press secretary the first lady and their leaking stuff out of there. Oh my god we've got more private information about the family. And so forth on who trump and milania and the family and the disloyal no character morality whatsoever and match being pumped. Meanwhile the democrats are close to transforming this nation of something. You won't recognize. We've american citizens hostages overseas the borders wide open with hundreds of thousands of month coming into this country with covert and other illnesses bankrupt. This country they want to pack the supreme court and this is what we focused on. This is what we focus on for. September and october it shameless. And so your washington post reporter isaac stanley becker. Now what kind of reporters this is extend becker. He's being handed spoon-fed cherry pick parts of this book written by woodward and kosta with obviously the most provocative information that they can provide and this becomes a news story from two news guys who were supposed to reporting it as a matter of course is a matter routine so this is now a news story. This is exactly what daniel burstein from a director library. Congress professor chicago meant by pseudo events. This has no news that they're going to say. The substance of the book is news worthy but if the substance of the book is newsworthy. Why didn't they reported earlier. Now they have in here twice in the final months of the trump administration. The country's top military officer was so fearful of the president's actions might spark a war with china that he moved urgently to avert armed conflict in a pair of secret phone calls journal. Mark a milley. The chairman of the joint chiefs staff shortage chinese counterpart generally schick of the people's liberation army that the united states would not strike according to a new book by washed post associated editor. Bob woodward and national political reporter robert costa's associate editor kostas a political report and save it a book. One call took place october. Thirty twenty twenty and other one january. Eight twenty twenty one now. This is newsworthy. The news element here is in trumpets. Milly it's meli. Who tried to leave it insurrection. It's milley who tried to lead a coup a military dictatorship. There was no reason to warn the chinese.
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Worry. When a chairman of the joint chiefs staff undermines a president of the united states goes behind his back. Because you may be having do it to a guy you hate right now but that seeds the ground for a future chairman of the joint staff to do it to a guy you like. That's the problem. And that's why my miley needs to resign or be fired. Hello there it. Is eric your accent here. The show the full number is well. It doesn't matter. There's not enough time for you to call in. It's all right you know. It's striking that the democrats they wanted donald trump to be gone and now they want him on the ballot as much as possible This is for the washington. Post democrats are growing confident. California governor gavin newsom will prevail in. Today's recall election averting political disaster by energizing the voters across the country. His party's paid and close attention to how he's doing it warning democrats that they stay home. Donald trump at his agenda will prevail. Trumpism is alive all across the country. Newsom at a recent campaign. Stop in east los angeles talking volunteers for a black voter outreach group before they began knocking on doors. Is it any surprise. The entire trump organization is behind this recall. California's what a three democrat states. The virginia new jersey holding statewide elections this year in each state party leaders acknowledged that in past elections polarized and motivated voters that they had never won before his presidency. Democrats worried his absence from the ballot along with their party's historic difficulties. Interning voters out in non presidential elections with threat their chances so across the country democrats are trying to convince voters that republicans are just going to enact trump's agenda unless they turn out as a way to motivate them now. There's a lot of speculation that the abortion law in texas. for example will motivate democrats. Fire them up to come out and vote for the debris. I'm not sure that's actually the case seriously i. I'm not sure it is for a number of reasons. First and foremost i just. Don't actually think that Voters are going to care about a lot of these issues by november of next year. I don't think a lot of voters other than the the democratic voters who are gonna turn out anyway are going to care what i think. They're going to do what i think they're going to care about is the economy and jobs in our their kids back in school and are we putting groundwork all the virus this by the way is one big reason that the democrats are pushing for divisions between the unvaccinated the vaccinate they are hoping headed into the mid terms..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"And not like people uniform like you. Who served there. Thank you very much well. Why didn't serve in afghanistan. I i was in other places sadly enough. But i think i have a little emotional distance but you you were right there in the middle of it how does it. Can you tell the audience. How seeing this makes you feel after investing so much of your life in in this mission. I have to tell you. I had an existential moments where i determined that. I had spent twenty years serving my country and don't recognize it anymore. I feel the same way. Mary beth long and i don't recognize my military. Does this wh you worked in the pentagon what the has happened. Tell your listeners. What happens and let's take sullivan. And the president aren't telling you as victim blame and tell you listeners. But these people were warned nineteen time. They were warned based off of a state department list that everyone knew from the beginning was incomplete. Let's be clear in the two hundred plus years of this country. We have never left american citizens behind many of the people that i personally were working with were called to that airport for the fourth or fifth time and turned away. When they went on saturday and sunday they went and stayed and people in that military and state department because we called the state department and we called the department of defense. They stood there and waved their american passports screaming. We are americans and there's actually a test text message of a colonel inside who knew that there were american citizens waving their blue passports outside the gates for hours and those gates were never opened listeners. They call them to the airport. They never opened the case. We willingly left american citizens screaming outside the airport. Waiting there passengers when we went wheels up. That is nothing short of disgusting. That is betrayal. Mary beth long i. It makes me sick to my stomach to see this. I i know the troops the pointy end of the spirit. You saw the video of them lifting babies over the wall. That probably wasn't something officers. Were happy about luckily there when much could do about it because it was caught on film i. I look at that disaster at the airport. They killed thirteen people. And i'm just. I was just a infantry colonel. I wasn't some jan or something. But i knew something about chain of command who is in charge at the airport. Was who was the person in command at the airport was at a state. Department person was at the eighty second airborne general. Was there even a chain of command at the airport or did this violate every basic principle. A military leadership and operational execution that i ever learned in twenty seven years absolutely did and let me tell you i feel for those men and women who were at. The point is and spirit. The marines the eighty seconds. All those who lifted the baby's update were given no choice. They were very clear. We talked on the phone too many of them. They were not authorized to allow american citizens and we had marines get on the phone with us and big to get them authorization because a pregnant american citizens have been there for nineteen hours out in the sun. She was not moving and going through that taliban gauntlet again. I being forced to these the airport and come back. We were told that the military need the authorization from the state department but the at the end of the day. You and i both know that. This is secretary austin and joint. She's staff mark milies at the end of the day had to give the authorization whether it was from the state department or elsewhere. Not only did we leave citizens but we left many of our men and women in uniform who were on those gates looking down in psychological trauma. We had several of them. Tell us that this was worse. Ptsd than they had had an iraq standing there watching us walk away from american citizen. Will mary beth long. I i look at this. And i remember. I was taught by the guys who rebuilt the military after vietnam. And i saw it. Pay off as a lieutenant in desert storm at seven core maine and one of the things i was taught was the importance of senior leaders. They can't say no but they can't say. I quit and precipitated political crisis. That is that is there there. That is their big red button. They can throw their career away. Knowing it's going to draw the attention and the political debate of terrible decisions. And i am wondering why general milley who apparently served honorably as a young soldier who apparently was a battalion commander and is a damn disgrace as the chairman of the joint chiefs staff. Why his stars aren't on the resolute desk. Joe biden said. You're you've to do things that'll make you leapfrog room. He said sir. I can't disobey your order. But i can quit. Why the hell didn't quit. Why the hell is. No one being held accountable. I don't get it no. It's worse than that. We're blaming american citizens that we warned you. It's worse than that listen. I called for the resignations of the secretary of defense and the chairman last week. One of two things have happened. We learned this. From general mattis either gave the president and vice anyone ahead and even ordered it then. You should resign because president is no longer listening to you or you didn't get him the advice. You didn't throw it on the line and say i'm not doing this. Which would result in your resignation as well. The honorable thing to do would have been resigned. Either way and neither of them have nor have. They spoken out an admitted that they knew. I called the office of the secretary of defense for policy. And they knew. There were american citizens that were advocates at the airport waiting to get in or nearby and they left. Anyway you listen to this and you can't believe it's our country and you know americans For at least the last thirty years have done nothing but support tricks. I the vast majority of my career in the military. I spent people coming in shaking my hands in the airport thanking me for my service not realizing that as colonel i accomplished and contributed nothing but the american people love their military. And this is this disaster a wakeup call. And i think it's so important. Mary beth long people like you. And i who were on the inside and understand that there is a distinction between the great men and women in the junior ranks doing the real work and the scenery and the senior leaders who are failing utterly and completely this nonsense You know when you have a chairman joint chiefs staff. Who can't decide whether america's greatest threat is the weather or americans who voted for donald trump. And we're facing crises in afghanistan it now. North korea the reactor starring again. Of course there's china and taiwan. The mullah's i it shows a lack of seriousness. It shows a frivolous and frivolousness and it shows a sickening sycophantic. See for a failed president. Am i wrong. No you're not wrong and first of all let me. I'm sure i join your listeners. And thank you for your service is very kind. A real boroughs out there. I'm just a guy showed up. That's not true. I'm sure but i have when i joined. Dod and the pentagon. I learned the most tremendous respect for our men and women in uniform. They are as good as it gets here but worldwide. It's this is a failure of leadership. This is a politicization of those leaders in in their positions. I don't know where each where they're disciplined as you. Well know everyone knows that you have secure perimeter around an airport or any other place where you are and that was a mistake from the beginning and then to go and blame americans who tried to get to get inside that perimeter and often were inside despite being beaten despite having to go through multiple taliban checkpoints and then to blame them. This is a failure of our leaders in the military our leaders at state and our national leadership and everyone who's listening who's ever been to an airport and had the fight through mob. Imagine that in a foreign country in the sand in the heat with terrorist looking at your documents every day. How dare you blame those american citizens. Outraged thank you so much. Mary beth along for joining me on the hugh hewitt radio program. Today i'm kurt schlichter. We're gonna be right back. There's a lot more to come stick around. Don't go anywhere. It's hugh hewitt. I am not there today. you've heard earlier hours. I traveling from east coast to west. Kurt schlichter is sitting in for me today. And i appreciate it colonel..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Mark Levin Show
"Talk now. Look he's attacking larryelder which which means. He's a bigot. He's a white supremacist. Isn't it amazing. Only people of color they agree with our worthy otherwise they right wingers. No good this that and the rest of it. If you read american marxism you'll understand the whole schmeer. It is go ahead at this unprecedented moment in american history when we're trying to address the crisis of climate change health careful and pass real guarantee healthcare. all. How does that work seriously. Where does it work so everybody has a right to see a doctor for free. Have a right to see a doctor whenever you want whenever you want. Who pays the doctor the government. Yeah well why would somebody go to college and then medical school and residency and all the rest to be paid. What a postal workers pay. Why would they do that. And i'm nothing against postal workers by the way. There's some of the nicest people i know. I'm quite serious but so why would anybody do it. And this guy this guy. He had to do anything that he knows how to run everything but what is what does it mean free healthcare for all do they have healthcare from the. Va anytime that walks in. He gets whatever he wants or she gets of course. Not what does that mean. You have access to. Every drug of course not free healthcare. They havoc uber. You know they have it in every fascistic marxist regime free house get good peppering your own toilet paper why we don't have any toilet paper. Give any syringes. No you have any. You have any any medicine. No you have any food here for now. Bring your own toilet paper. Go ahead as thing. We need to have some white wing republican. God look kelly. Dehumanizes larryelder an african american. Look how demon some right wing republican governor right what. Excuse me excuse me. Are you a klansman. are you a neo nazi. What are you bernie sanders. What are you so white supremacists vermont is obviously a white dominant society. Wouldn't you say much like martha's vineyard. Were obama likes to go ahead. The september fourteenth goal of governor newsome is boldface republican howard. Ready lies see. Not only does he talk with cotton and marbles in his mouth. It's a bold face public complain planned. No no a lot of democrats and independence sign this petition flat but i can say it but by go ahead please turn your ballot vote. No in person september fourteenth. There you go ladies and gentlemen another feeble disgusting pathetic. Hate american jerk jerk off i went. You're listening to something important. We played the mother of one of the the murder. Americans soldiers from the wilk. Hell show off now. I'd like you to listen to a father darren. Hoover was on fox and friends with ainsley. Earhart cut sixteen. Go how're you doing. How's your family. We're getting through it. You know parents should have to bury their sons or daughters. It doesn't worry. It's not supposed to work that way and here i am here. Mommy's here sisters are and their husbands as well as well as as grandparents and aunts uncles cousins and he's got two nieces as well that are only going to grow up knowing him by what we tell them on. What would they be able to see just from the the pitchers and stuff that we have so. I'll know that their uncle is a hero did. Did you have an opportunity to talk to him recently. i did. I talked to him before he left and we talked began. There's been approximately a month month. And a half ago while he was stationed over there and he was upbeat. He was happy just very positive about what was going on. When was his tour supposed to end home. September fifteenth my god lord. I've said it. But i want to underscore this point talk about a white supremacist. Nation wide dominant country and joe biden was leading the charge. Systemic racism the military. We need to check their social sites. They need to be part of critical race theory. The joint chiefs staff had millie and a humiliating leap absurd appearance. On capitol hill plays into all of this promotes all promotes all the use. Our military to social engineer. You have sex change operations who have ideology being pushed and the democrats and biden of sided with all of it against the military. Something horrific like this happens. Have you noticed. There's a little respite from all this. We don't hear about that about our military but they will be back. It's like we used to talk about the nypd and the new york fire department and so forth with tremendous respect honor. Now look nine eleven happens. Who do we rely on them. Left ghanistan who do we rely on our military the point is when these horrors occur. It comes to light. But when they don't occur. These are the same men and women who deserve our respect. The same.
Could the Afghan War Have Been Prevented?
"Bowl duck is with us. Uh, Tori Richards Over at the Washington Examiner had a great interview with the Brigadier General, Sir. Welcome to the program. Thank you for being with us. She did 10 tours of duty in Afghanistan after 9 11, sir. I did from 2000 and 1 2013 10 tours and I lost 72 service members. I did not bring home So, uh, I have an idea what sacrifice was and you know the successes. And sad to see what we've done there, and I characterize it like you, sir, is an unmitigated disaster. Unparalleled political and military history to receive five bronze stars two Purple hearts Before retiring in 2017. You're running for the Senate in New Hampshire. It's an honor to meet you, General. I read your comments. I'll let you in your own words. You've described it. Similarly, as I have as an Adam shift show. Um, and that the and, you know, tell me if I'm wrong in my assessment that right now where we are today, I don't see any military option because we know what the Taliban will do with 15,000. According to Joe Americans, behind enemy lines or around 15,000. Well, yes, there's only one thing to do, and unfortunately, it's a U turn. I agree with your assessment on President Trump's plan. Um I also know that seven years ago, the Obama administration have and if I'm correct, the vice president was part of that made a terrible decision to change our strategy. From a counterinsurgency strategy. Bottom up that was being very successful and we did have a mark on the wall of 2016, where we would be completely done with the transition of that program and the Taliban and Al Qaeda we believe would have been successfully defeated. So when he says he never heard of a plan or sorrow plant he's absolutely wrong because as vice president last administration him Susan Rice, the president, the National Security Council The chairman of the Joint Chiefs, staff secretary defense and all the leadership in Afghanistan knew this to be true. And when we told him it was a bad idea to
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"You feel to. What extent could you. How did you approach the dilemma. That a lot of these people particularly as you get further into twenty twenty and the president is saying inject yourself with bleach or something to that effect during a pandemic are trying to You know they're involved in a reformation project for themselves. You know that yeah. I i guess your question. It's a good one. I like it sam. Is i think more and more. It's incumbent on reporters like myself and phil To sorta show our work like a math class like we. We want to explain to people how we do it in the era of of fake news. And how successful. Donald trump was in in promoting that idea that reporters are making stuff up. I wish i you know if it only it were so easy will be a lot easier to be a reporter. We made stuff up but no. We actually corroborate everything. There are many things we don't publish because we're so careful Even though we think they are true we have to mean a very high standard. I feel as though what's really important is to show our work. And in this instance many people spoke to us on background because they're afraid of the pain in vindication that trump could bring down on their heads if they spoke out against him publicly. That will change over time. I'm sure but we were on guard for folks trying to rewrite history in a way that was more favorable to them. We were on guard for people who are trying to burnish A slightly damaged reputation and tell a story in which they were brave or stronger or more more of an obstacle to donald trump's dangerous ideas than they actually were and what we found was when we went to corroborate some of the claims With people who work fans of those individuals their story stood up and the ones that didn't we didn't publish you know we had to to test these with documents with independent objective witnesses and that was important to us when one of the things that you have to talk about was lafayette park right. Then and then. I guess you also reported in the book that Trump really wanted to bring out the military for for black lives matter protesters and then was was more or less dissuaded from that. But let's talk about the the lafayette park because there was a new inspector. general report. Came out. I guess A month and a half ago maybe two months ago where how did how did that lineup. For the inspector general report says now that they were clearing it for the sake of donald trump but they were clearing it because they needed to put up fencing. Josh is just seems bizarre to me like maybe you wanna do that at night. When nobody's there As opposed to having to bring in a person like well. What's your sense of what happened there. I'm with you. I mean. I think of i reported this in real time. I reported on this Shortly after the fact in a reported it again for the book and each time i learned something new and it did not dissuade me from my earliest instinct. Which is the secret service. Something i know fairly well is never gonna cross that square with a group of protesters gathered there and take the president across it unless that park is entirely cleared and there was no reason to clear the park urgently other than the president's decision that afternoon and his coordination with white house chief of staff and his secret service team to to go across the square for a photo op. Remember that monday morning. June one began with the president livid. I mean trying to rip the skin off people's faces. He was so angry meeting with his chief of staff. His chairman of the joint chiefs staff mark milley. His chief of staff. Forgive me i'm gonna blank mark meadows. His defense secretary mark esper-. He's meeting with them in. Why is he angry. He's angry that it's been reported that he had to be taken to the bunker a couple of nights before. he's not mad that he was taken to the bunker. He's mad that it looks weak that he had to hide from the protesters. The black lives he says to them. Well what are four leaders thinking. I can't even control my own capital my own white house. I can't. I must look weak to them. He wants this fixed and his solution that he devises with his daughter. Ivanka trump that afternoon is instead of bringing ten thousand military troops to the square. He's going to walk across lafayette square and hold up a bible to show that he's got control over this city. He's able to walk out the front door. Sorry that's a long winded. Answer to your question That report by the way that you mentioned. I'm sorry that's a completely incomplete picture of what happened. The inspector general in that case appointed by donald trump Did not interview the key people at the white house or anyone at the secret service. So how can it answer the question of what the purpose was. If you don't talk to do people who were planning the only urgent reason to clear the square that afternoon. I i mean i'm with you. I mean it sounds like just a bizarre decision like we need to do this right now. Coincidentally after we do it the president is here like we need to put this fencing up right now. When there's thousands of people there it just doesn't make any sense whatsoever and and it's not only logistically. It's it's not only rationally dubious. The facts indicate that. I mean the reporting we did for. The book indicates that the real order came from the white house. And and and. I think i i think it was bar If i remember correctly in the sequence of the bar had said that it was his decision that he walked out there and said we. We're going to go across. The whole thing sounded dubious. But it also i find disturbing the idea that like the inspector general which is supposed to be sort of function as as close to an ombudsperson as we can get in the context in this context. Is that highly politicized right. Like i mean like we're that's they're supposed to be independent. And i am wary of reaching a conclusion without facts that the inspector general is politicized. I'm just mentioning a fact. Which is that. He was appointed by trump. He insisted at the time of the report. The politics trump's appointment have nothing to do with the way he's sculpted the report but as a reporter. A journalist researcher that tries to gain the exact same information. I really wouldn't have complete story if i didn't talk to the people who were arranging for the reason to clear the report cleared the square. I hear you i will. I will make that conclusion. Since i don't have those bona days tori exactly exactly Are well let me ask you about this. What did you notice. I mean because one of the things that that That again for me with a with a a story like this for for donald trump is the people around him right like Twenty years ago. If everything was the same you would not have however one hundred plus Congress people and whatever Half a dozen senators vote to decertify the election on january six but the republican party has changed and there may have been people in the white house a year ago. who were trying to put the brakes. On what trump was doing. Don't bring out the military to deal with black lives matter. You know milly your reporting suggested that he thought there was at the very least some attempt at a you know i guess. A coup for lack of a better word..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Is Jeff Bellenger, Jeff Good morning, Ryan. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen spooked the markets yesterday, she said in frustrates, will eventually have to be Raised. She didn't waste much time and walking back her statement, But the damage was done. Technology stocks were hit especially hard. The NASDAQ fell 262 points. The S and P 500 lost 28 points. The Dow managed 20 point gain. The first of this week's reports on the job market will be out this morning. Economists think a GPS data will show that private companies hired about 850,000 workers last month. Purchasing manager's report on April service sector activity is also on the way and Facebook will announce this morning whether it will restore Donald Trump's account. The decision will be made by the company's oversight board and will have implications far beyond the former president's ability to post on the social network. In the meantime, Trump has added a feature to his political action committee website. Where he can post comments and videos that supporters can re post on Facebook and Twitter back to you. Right. W y o g 21 Day troop salute Continuing now, with military appreciation Month, I'm Brian Gorman in for Jimmy Step alone here on South Florida's first news and let me bring in now colonel centric. Leading a retired 26 year, Air Force veteran military intelligence and security expert. He served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the national scene. Security Council. You can follow him on Twitter at Centric Leighton. Colonel. Thank you so much for the time. Obviously, Thank you so much for your service and let's start with what initially got you into the air Force back when you first joined. Well, Ryan. Good morning. It's yes. Variety of factors I actually was, didn't think is, you know, high school junior that I would actually go into the military, But you know, there were some economic realities. And then things started Tohno a bit in terms of, you know, the political climate and you know some of the other things that I was looking at, and I decided I'd give it a try. So I end up with You're applying for a scholarship for ROTC scholarship, and the Air Force was actually the first service to offer me an outright scholarship. So I said, I guess I'll take it to take the Air Force. And so that's how I ended up in the Air Force. And then how did you eventually transition into military intelligence and some of the other roles that you took on throughout the course of your extensive career? Well, it's you know, they start picking you for certain jobs. Once you graduate was you get ready to graduate from college and commissioning program. So we had several choices. As so We had three choices that we could sell out. So I two of the three I picked were related to intelligence. And at that time we actually specialized in specific intelligence areas. So, uh, I thought that I would not be picked for the The most technical intelligence specialty, which was signals intelligence and that's exactly what I ended up getting. I ended up getting signals intelligence and That zoo what happened? And then from there? It just moved into assignments of increasing responsibility. I have a lot of fun with the people that I was working with. But I also really valued the service that you know that I saw there's others providing. And so I thought, I'd like to be a part of that. Uh, you know, I thought at first I'd only be in for about four years, which was my initial commitment. But then you know, 26 years have been kind of in a blink of an eye and the assignments went from very tactical assignments to headquarters level assignments and each one of them each. One of those assignments was a really fascinating experience. And because of that, because of the variety of jobs that I could hold, I decided to stay with it. Well, I'd love to ask you all about your work doing signals Intelligence, but I have a feeling that be a very short conversations. How would you be able to tell us about it? So I'll just I'll just skip that NASA mother questions I'm joined by Colonel Cedric Leighton and retired 26 year Air Force veteran. How did you end up joining the Joint Chiefs staff and then working in the National Security Council, another major move So you picked for assignments like that. And what happened that was served first in Iraqi freedom that the very initial stage of operation Iraqi freedom, which popularly was known as the shock and awe phase, I did that. Then I became a squadron commander, and after that two year tour Was sent back to the Pentagon to the joint staff. So you get TOC get to pick a little bit. But for the most card to your bosses pick where you go, and especially as you rise in in rank, you have much less freedom illness to where your mind end up. So that's that's where I ended up. And then you know, one thing I'd like to correct is I actually was not on the National Security Council. I was at the National Security Agency s O. The National Security Agency is, of course. The agency that handles the signals intelligence part, and that assignment was actually my last assignment, And that was where I was the deputy director of training. But again, it was one of those where Theo the boss's both civilian and military end up picking where Ugo and that's you gotta salute smartly, as the saying goes, and that's that's where you know where I ended up and You know all of those assignments, you gain more experience. You got better, better insights into the old national security structure of the United States because they were actually working within it. And then you also saw some of the external factors that Who were happening, You know whether it's budget factors or military operational factors, or, you know some of the other things like congressional oversight, and it was involved in all of those different things. You know, there's some politics involved in that. But most importantly, there's always a lot of you know, a lot of I n eed you no need to understand what the troops are going through. And that's what I always tried to do is understand what that last Tactical mile looked like, no matter what I was sitting in Washington, or, you know, in the in the Middle East somewhere it always, you know, was important to make sure that you could see what was going on. And, you know, do the right thing. You know, from a procurement standpoint from an R D standpoint or From an intelligence standpoint. Well, it's just a tremendous career. Colonel Cedric Leighton, a retired 26 year Air Force veteran, military intelligence and security expert. He served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in the National Security Agency. You can follow him on Twitter at Cedric Layton. And of course you can find him on CNN as a military analyst, Colonel. Thank you so much for the time. And of course, thank you again for your service. We do appreciate it. Oh, thanks so much. Ryan. Thanks so much for having me It's always great to be with you guys. I look forward to talking to you again real soon Coming up next here on South Florida's first news, we'll check in with former Congressman Carlos Curbelo on 6 10. W I. O D calling all last minute Mother's Day shoppers..
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The city of New York and we have to say, 19 years on. There are very few events in life like this one where every single person you meet, knows exactly where they were when it happened. Family, friends, strangers if they're old enough if you ask them They know where they were that day. 11 is one of those rare moments of perhaps one of the only moments Tom like it 19 years on, and of course in Washington, with a plain ascending no doubt out of Reagan, the Pentagon here in the West Wall of the Pentagon with a flag and furl, the secretary of defense, Mr Asper, the Joint Chiefs staff chairman. Mark Miley will have ceremonies at the Pentagon at 7 30 this morning. And then John, as you say, we moved to New York City. But what a decidedly different 19th year of remembrances is John. With this pandemic. It will be a very different set of images this morning. We will observe those moments of silence through the next several hours right here on Bloomberg TV and on Bloomberg Radio program. It's give us the day ahead place. Yeah, we're going to be getting at 8 30 some consumer price data given us the fact that we're talking about a potential dynamite pillow as we are. From Alberto Gallo. Will we see a resurgence of inflation will get that 8 32 PM How big is the U. S deficit will get that August budget statement And then today, President Trump and former Vice President Biden will be marking the 9 11 anniversary and I do just have to say On a personal note. I grew up in New York City in the eighties and nineties. I lived through 9 11 and the rebuilding after that today, we're going to be hearing John so much about resilience and unity, and it's going to resonate that much more this year. Hopefully, 2020 marks a turning point toward a new era of rebuilding globally, John I think we all agree on their sentiment. Absolutely, Lisa. Thank you. Get to the price action shall weigh two hours and 28 minutes away from the opening bell in New York City. The price action shaping up as follows with equity futures. Nicely firma positive up 8/10 of 1% s and P 500. We advanced 25 points in the FX market euro strengthen the does not know what to do with it. 1 18 63. 4/10 of 1%, Tom. We'll talk about it a little bit like this morning. Christine Lagarde tried didn't try that hard. Mr laid. The chief economist came out this morning with a block he tried harder. And know much has happened since I am thunderstruck John and you know it's a somber day, but to the business side of things I'm absolutely thunderstruck that this discussion in a 1 18 1 19 handle I expected 1 20 to 1 23, and it has come early. This discussion of two strong euro. Once when he got it done, it got it done last week in a conversation continues. Joining us now is Andrew Sheets, Morgan Stanley, chief Cross assets strategist and her and familiar with the research and you've made the case continually. The fundamentals. Matter. We all agree on that. But where you come out differently on this is that you think the fundamentals are shaping this market house. Yeah, So thanks and good morning. It's nice to be with you. I think that what we see is that while it's very easy, I think to describe a lot of the summer's strength, too easy Central bank policy and continued easing globally. I do think of major story of the summer strength has been surprisingly strong economic data that surprised really a historically elevated degree. And I think that means that continued strength of the data is really central going forward. We're not simply we can't simply coast on an expectation of That central banks will solve all problems and I think this is what makes the debate around US fiscal policy. So important is that I think we're facing a really key decision point. For how the economic growth in the U S like going forward, And we think that would matter for markets. Even if the Fed keeps policy easy, and she's what does the decline in oil signal? It seems to be the one Statistic removed from all the gyrations of feds. Central Bank UCB fiscal in that what does Morgan Stanley say of $37 a barrel West Texas Intermediate. Get the oil market and I think it's very interesting at the moment because I think what you see across commodities and you think this also goes back to the idea that the fundamentals matter. Is that the supply dynamics really differ. You know, you have very different supply dynamics and something like copper vs vs Oil where I think the challenge the oil has is that as soon as you move up around $40 a barrel You have increased incentives for us shale producers to hedge and it's probably harder for Oh pep to continue. Tio push for its members. Are you cutting supply? Yeah, well, this is important. I don't mean to cut you off from the microeconomics is brilliant. But are you suggesting loyal is not indicating global slowdown? I don't think so. I do think that supply issues are are a major factor behind that, because a lot of the other economic data that we follow the gold my data ah lot of other global retail sales data. That'll still looks pretty good. So we still think the global economic picture is strong and that what's happening in oil is a bit more to do with some of the micro fundamentals of supply in that market, so fundamental still matter, Andrew, how do you price in what people are expecting which they slow down and consumer spending? Possibly a downturn in the economic data. If we don't get another round of fiscal support, which looks quite likely at this point Yeah. So I do think this is a dilemma for investors. I think this is a reason why investors need to know hold lighter positions. I think in this month because you know, as you mentioned, this is a very binary outcome know the difference between another kind of cares? Package passing and not is the difference of of trillions for You know us? Ah, GDP over the coming months. And that is the difference between you know better than expected growth and growth starting to decline again. So you know, I think this is one of those issues where you know our base cases is that you know, another aid package will pass, but it's inherently uncertain. And because of that uncertainty, I think we need to tread a little bit more cautiously than we would otherwise in September. Look for more clarity, and then at that point, I think then it's easier to re engage more aggressively. Well, Andrew when you say lighting up, lighting up where Yeah, so I think it means running lower overall exposure to equity markets. We've also reduce exposure and emerging markets, You know, emerging market Foreign exchange, I think could potentially suffer from the fact that Just the The extra Carrie you're getting in those markets is historically quite quite weak. And you know, as you look across a lot of different asset classes, it's quite hard to find hedges at the moment, given how low bond yields are given how high volatility is So potentially emerging markets could could suffer some. They look maybe more attractive as a hedge, and we've also dialed back from exposure. Emerging market credit again. Those markets have I've gotten closer to our targets. So I think it's generally about not abandoning a early cycle thesis but generally holding kind of less of what you would otherwise and and looking for. A better opportunity of some of the uncertainties is Andrew, This is the story that you on the team along with my words that have been telling now since we came out of the crisis, or at least the immediate start of the crisis in marches that the recession playbook will play out as it always played out. Is that? Still the case and a question asked Mike Early this week, Andrew, I'll ask it of you. What are you learning? Is this journey continues? Yes, way do still believe in that We still believe that this will be kind of a more normal cycle. Then that may be expected. Despite all the obvious abnormality of it, and by normal that AA lot of the usual strategies that were coming out of a recession can work again. I think we know one thing that has surprised us. Certainly surprised me is that I think that the bond market has remained far more skeptical of of the recovery than other parts of the market has, and I do think you still have a fundamental tension. In the fact that you know some things that benefit from normalization have benefited, you know, small cap stocks have rallied a lot off the lows, but a lot of things that you would buy if you expected things to remain abnormal for a long period of time..
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"Two points to the closing bell but it had been up over a thousand points at times and also in negative territory earlier overall though still cheering the two trillion dollar relief deal reached in the US Senate assistance goes to individuals families we're trying to keep people off of unemployment so the small business assistance contingent on holding payrolls steady the president's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow also seeming to downplay some new last minute concerns from four Republican senators who say for some workers it'll pay more to be laid off the Senate has not voted yet cobit nineteen cases in the U. S. soaring past sixty thousand today as containment efforts also spread fox's John decker is live at the White House just a day after president trump said during a fox news virtual town hall that he hoped to open up parts of the U. S. economy by Easter Sunday a top Pentagon doctor said the corona virus pandemic is showing no signs of letting up over the next three weeks according to the latest military models airforce brigadier general Paul Friedrichs the doctor for the Pentagon's joint chiefs staff told reporters that any potential easing of restrictions in the coming weeks could potentially in his words make this worse Friedrich said what matters is what the U. S. is doing right now to mitigate this outbreak Lisa thanks John you may have noticed new precautions at the store several grocery store chains including Walmart Kroger and Publix have started installing plexiglas barriers to protect cashiers and pharmacists from covert nineteen boxes Jonathan Serrie meantime the governors of Minnesota and Idaho just announcing new state wide state home orders America is listening to Bach this report is sponsored by all state continues with one oh six one FM talk North Carolina announcing its first death from covert nineteen this in Cabarrus county the victim described as being in their late seventies with underlying health issues the news and observer reported last night the numbers had climbed to five hundred thirteen an executive order that will help stop the spread of the corona virus by forcing some businesses in the state to shutdown takes effect today governor Cooper's ordering all hair salons barber shops gyms movie theaters and similar businesses to close by five o'clock there's also a new order that makes gatherings of fifty people or more of Mr meter Buncombe county residents are soon expected to be ordered to stay at home commission chairman brownie Newman signal he may be executing an emergency order today the anticipated decision comes after public health officials announced sixteen coronavirus cases in Buncombe county as of yesterday stay at home declarations usually allow residents to go out for a central needs and at least one tar heel county supply demand and worry over corona virus are colliding here's medical or the wake county sheriff's office has announced it will be temporarily suspending its review of new applications for pistol and concealed carry permits sheriff Gerald Baker citing the recent surge in applications amid the corona virus outbreak overwhelming the department's ability to process those applications pistol permit applications average two hundred ninety a day last week that compares to just ninety a day during the same time a year ago the suspension will be in effect through April thirtieth another number one overall pick is now a free agent the Carolina Panthers released cam Newton yesterday cutting ties with the quarterback who led them to Super Bowl fifty releasing Newton says Carolina nineteen point one million dollars in salary cap space for more on the corona virus go to the I heart radio app and tap the podcast app for the latest news and information I'm Mike Moore from the G. P. service now plumbing heating and air conditioning traffic center interstates in good shape no problems there serious accident on Fayetteville road at Brookwood drive that's just north of ten ten vehicle on fire capital Boulevard just south of Millbrook I'm Scott part at one oh six one FM talk looks like or.
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Wall Street tell me said Brady fox news four hundred eighty two point to the closing bell but it had been up over a thousand points at times and also in negative territory earlier overall though still cheering the two trillion dollar relief deal reached in the US Senate assistance goes to individuals families we're trying to keep people off of unemployment so the small business assistance contingent on holding payrolls steady the president's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow also seeming to downplay some new last minute concerns from four Republican senators who say for some workers it'll pay more to be laid off the Senate has not voted yet cobit nineteen cases in the U. S. soaring past sixty thousand today as containment efforts also spread fox's John decker is live at the White House just a day after president trump said during a fox news virtual town hall that he hoped to open up parts of the U. S. economy by Easter Sunday a top Pentagon doctor said the corona virus pandemic is showing no signs of letting up over the next three weeks according to the latest military models airforce brigadier general Paul Friedrichs the doctor for the Pentagon's joint chiefs staff told reporters that any potential easing of restrictions in the coming weeks could potentially in his words make this worse Friedrich said what matters is what the U. S. is doing right now to mitigate this outbreak Lisa thanks John you may have noticed new precautions at the store several grocery store chains including Walmart Kroger and Publix have started installing plexiglas barriers to protect cashiers and pharmacists from covert nineteen boxes Jonathan Serrie meantime the governors of Minnesota and Idaho just announcing new state wide state home orders America is listening to box the traffic.
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"Two points to the closing bell but it had been up over a thousand points at times and also in negative territory earlier overall though still cheering the two trillion dollar relief deal reached in the US Senate assistance goes to individuals families we're trying to keep people lots of unemployment so the small businesses in is contingent on holding payrolls steady the president's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow also seeming to downplay some new last minute concerns from four Republican senators who say for some workers it'll pay more to be laid off the Senate has not voted yet cobit nineteen cases in the U. S. soaring past sixty thousand today as containment efforts also spread fox's John decker is live at the White House just a day after president trump said during a fox news virtual town hall that he hoped to open up parts of the U. S. economy by Easter Sunday a top Pentagon doctors said the corona virus pandemic is showing no signs of letting up over the next three weeks according to the latest military models airforce brigadier general Paul Friedrichs the doctor for the Pentagon's joint chiefs staff told reporters that any potential easing of restrictions in the coming weeks could potentially in his words make this worse Friedrich said what matters is what the U. S. is doing right now to mitigate this outbreak please thanks John you may have noticed new precautions at the store several grocery store chains including Walmart Kroger and Publix has started installing plexiglas barriers to protect cashiers and pharmacists from covert nineteen boxes Jonathan Serrie meantime the governors of Minnesota and Idaho just announcing new state wide state home orders.
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"Every while day on Wall Street tell me said Brady fox news four hundred eighty two points to the closing bell but it had been up over a thousand points at times and also in negative territory earlier overall though still cheering the two trillion dollar relief deal reached in the US Senate assistance goes to individuals families we're trying to keep people off of unemployment so the small business assistance contingent on holding payrolls steady the president's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow also seeming to downplay some new last minute concerns from four Republican senators who say for some workers it'll pay more to be laid off the Senate has not voted yet cobit nineteen cases in the U. S. soaring past sixty thousand today as containment efforts also spread fox's John decker is live at the White House just a day after president trump said during a fox news virtual town hall that he hoped to open up parts of the U. S. economy by Easter Sunday a top Pentagon doctor said the corona virus pandemic is showing no signs of letting up over the next three weeks according to the latest military models airforce brigadier general Paul Friedrichs the doctor for the Pentagon's joint chiefs staff told reporters that any potential easing of restrictions in the coming weeks could potentially in his words make this worse Friedrich said what matters is what the U. S. is doing right now to mitigate this outbreak Lisa thanks John you may have noticed new precautions at the store several grocery store chains including Walmart Kroger and Publix have started installing plexiglas barriers to protect cashiers and pharmacists from covert nineteen boxes Jonathan Serrie meantime the governors of Minnesota and Idaho just announcing new state wide stay.
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"While day on Wall Street tell me said Brady fox news four hundred eighty two points at the closing bell but it had been up over a thousand points at times and also in negative territory earlier overall though still cheering the two trillion dollar relief deal reached in the US Senate assistance goes to individuals families we're trying to keep people off of unemployment so the small businesses in is contingent on holding payrolls steady the president's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow also seeming to downplay some new last minute concerns from four Republican senators who say for some workers it'll pay more to be laid off the Senate has not voted yet cobit nineteen cases in the U. S. soaring past sixty thousand today as containment efforts also spread fox's John decker is live at the White House just a day after president trump said during a fox news virtual town hall they hope to open up parts of the U. S. economy by Easter Sunday a top Pentagon doctor said the corona virus pandemic is showing no signs of letting up over the next three weeks according to the latest military models airforce brigadier general Paul Friedrichs the doctor for the Pentagon's joint chiefs staff told reporters that any potential easing of restrictions in the coming weeks could potentially in his words make this worse Friedrich said what matters is what the U. S. is doing right now to mitigate this outbreak Lisa thanks John you may have noticed new precautions at the store several grocery store chains including Walmart Kroger and Publix have started installing plexiglas barriers to protect cashiers and pharmacists from covert nineteen boxes Jonathan Serrie meantime the governors of Minnesota and Idaho just announcing new state wide stay at home orders America is listening to fox three W. Y. P. C. mobile news all the level.
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"Seven FM while day on Wall Street tell me Sir Brady fox news four hundred eighty two points at the closing bell but it had been up over a thousand points at times and also in negative territory earlier overall though still cheering the two trillion dollar relief deal reached in the US Senate assistance goes to individuals families we're trying to keep people off of unemployment so the small businesses in is contingent on holding payrolls steady the president's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow also seeming to downplay some new last minute concerns from four Republican senators who say for some workers it'll pay more to be laid off the Senate has not voted yet cobit nineteen cases in the U. S. soaring past sixty thousand today as containment efforts also spread fox's John decker is live at the White House just a day after president trump said during a fox news virtual town hall that he hoped to open up parts of the U. S. economy by Easter Sunday a top Pentagon doctor said the corona virus pandemic is showing no signs of letting up over the next three weeks according to the latest military models airforce brigadier general Paul Friedrichs the doctor for the Pentagon's joint chiefs staff told reporters that any potential easing of restrictions in the coming weeks could potentially in his words make this worse Friedrich said what matters is what the U. S. is doing right now to mitigate this outbreak Lisa thanks John you may have noticed new precautions at the store several grocery store chains including Walmart Kroger and Publix has started installing plexiglas barriers to protect cashiers and pharmacists from Kobe nineteen boxes Jonathan Serrie meantime.
"joint chiefs staff" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Who served on the joint chiefs the joint chiefs staff and the National Security Council as well I can tell much what about the way that Cedric Leighton Ellie I G. H. T. when the boards that are good to talk to happy new year to you thank you dear Jerry yeah all right so what he did the the president and and the secretary of of stated was saying that there was an eminent attack of then that's the reason they acted now we've known about this guy bad guy for a long period of time what you take and all that will give me it's you know it's it's really interesting to me if there really was given to correct them the attack is justified because of so the money that general that was killed with somebody who exercise command and control over all of the reading in efforts to go against US forces he's the one who did all the work in Syria he's the one that was Iran's main fighter against ISIS in Iraq especially but also in Syria as to this guy was extremely important to your you know with it as far as the US equivalent it's kind of hard but he's kind of like the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and with the general Petraeus type character also he was a very very important guy now the question of you know was the threat will be imminent and whether or not you know he he deserve to be taken out in this manner yeah I probably deserve to be taken out to you know from my personal point of view the question is was the timing right from a diplomatic and strategic standpoint and that that answer might be a little bit different because he is somebody that is revered in Iran Ian's use in essence coalesced a lot of the Iranian people against the United States as well as a lot of the Iraqi people especially those who are Ishii in their religion right he was also killed fifty miles away from basically the the green zone of the the the embassy that was attacked couple so we assume he was behind some of those protests they're not attack protest there is like that doesn't make sense then that there may have been he was planning something else why would be so close to this operation well that's that's a very interesting question because he came in he was there he was sanctioned delicate United States but by the U. N. and he wasn't supposed to travel internationally well according to some reports he was coming in from Syria so obviously he was he was doing so traveling there and you was allegedly supposed to be meeting with the Iraqi prime minister so you wonder I know what he was up to what kinds of things were we're going on in this way and it seems is there he is likely in my mind at least that you was planning something size so where you're to disrupt the block like that too certainly well within our rights and something that should be done when we have information that it is happening like that what was a cement pulling the strings behind Hezbollah and Hamas and all those other organizations yes now he was he was definitely behind Hezbollah and Hamas the relationship between Iran and Hezbollah goes back many many many years many decades Ian to they're basically a lenient proxies working and Lebanon today you know and areas near near and around Israel as well as of course in Syria so these guys are are very bad actors the two will launch bidding and if the so the body was say it kind of the the guy that it provides Natalie intelligence support but also operational support to these organizations of the ties between them and the one who stole the money or very very strong or were very strong indeed and so the chances are that the that C. one thirty full of American dollars that went over there he probably had a large and doling that money out to people who want to do as far absolutely any money that he got from international sources would have gone through him you know to these places a yet to these various operations so yeah he was a key player in that regard absolutely Hey at the thank you so much and exhort pleasure to speak will be have a great new year and the for talking in the future absolutely Jim it's always great to be with you again happy new year that separately it is a nice empty many gets the headline from trying to talk about unsettling dying you talk claims he's got a McDonald's hamburger bot on July seventh nineteen ninety nine million he says it's still looks relatively normal almost like you just bought it check out the story see if you believe in check out that burger I'll post in my blog Jimmy Manny's blog W. I. any dot com all right thanks buddy boy Congress's funding and back to work just like me I guess because I can't I can't complain about them but they ever get back today and of course what's on their mind impeachment the we'll talk about it a nice way to travel by twenty in Israel's extend WYO date what.