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Dozens killed in suicide attack at mosque in southern Afghanistan
"The Islamic state group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed forty seven people and wounded scores more relatives have laid the bodies of the victims to rest and called on the Taliban to protect them I said in a statement posted late Friday on social media the two of the group's members shot and killed security guards manning the entrance of the foot to my mosque in Kandahar province one detonated his explosives at the entrance of the mosque and the other inside ISIS news agency Amaq in a statement gave the names of the attackers who were both Afghan nationals I'm
Dozens dead and many wounded during Friday prayers attack
"A suicide bomber has attacked a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan killing dozens of people people gathered outside the Palestinian mosque in Kandahar province I was off to the attack the attack comes a week off to an Islamic state bombing claimed forty six lives that's a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan the sectarian bloodletting has raised fears that I ask is expanding its foothold in Afghanistan video footage showed bodies scattered across blasting carpets with the blind is walking around in a daze all crying out in anguish local resident much so we've witnessed the attacking Canada after the attack came they find of the gauze and threw a hand grenade at one
The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist
"Activists afghanistan are asking world leaders not to recognize the new interim afghan government. There are no women in the taliban cabinet. It even includes an extremist on the fbi's most wanted list a far cry from the inclusive. Moderate leadership mini had wanted for more. On what this all means. We're joined by. Npr's jackie northam in islamabad pakistan. Jackie welcome thank you very much. This new interim government is made up of a lot of the old guard. Tell us who they are. You're right. I mean there are a lot of familiar faces here That have been with the taliban from many many years. The new head of the afghanistan's government interim head is a man named muhammad hassan. A koon and he's considered a hard liner. You absolutely he from kandahar. Which is the birthplace of the taliban and he's held various leadership roles over the years including foreign minister and deputy prime minister when the tel ban ruled afghanistan in the nineties. So he's got experience Updo ghani batard on this is interesting. He heads the talibans political officer. He's going to be the interim deputy prime minister but this was a a surprise. He was really Widely expected to lead the taliban government a couple others You know there's the son of mullah omar who founded the taliban. He's now the in term defense minister and then we have sirajjidin Connie who is basically on a wanted list with the us and the fbi and he has a you know a five million dollar bounty on his head so you know. Those are some of the people that we can expect that. Be running afghanistan on the next short while an maybe once. They finalize the government has well
Reeling and Dealing: How to Engage the Taliban
"In afghanistan. Taliban fighters have been parading through the city of kandahar in celebration some of them aboard captured. American armored vehicles western allies have all departed as of this week at apart from a few pockets of resistance. The taliban are now in total control at the airport in the capital. Kabul spokesperson for the group addressed the departed enemies by knowing the as let amid heike about the moment dounia islamic emirate of afghanistan. He said once strong diplomatic relations with the world including america in the chaos of recent weeks american forces have in fact worked alongside the taliban. What cooperation lies ahead as far trickier business. A fact noted by america's highest ranking military official chairman of the joint chiefs mark milley. This is a ruthless group from the past. And whether or not they change remains to be seen and as far as our dealings with them at that airfield or in the past year or so in war. You do what you must. In order to reduce risk commission. Enforce not what you necessarily want to do over the course of twenty years a coalition of military forces as failed to bring the taliban to heal now. Those forces are gone. The calculus has changed on how to protect afghanistan's citizens and to keep it from reading far worst terrorist organizations. Many people make the argument. That american allies should now have nothing whatsoever to do with the taliban. Ed mcbride is the economists deputy foreign editor. They say it's such a despicable regime so violent repressive. It's so puritanical that it is better to not give it any support of any kind not get aid not give it diplomatic recognition or other. Sort of niceties like that. Just hope that. By not providing anything that could be construed as support or acknowledgement they might even hasten its demise or at least leave it to stew in its own juices and hope it collapses
"kandahar" Discussed on Overheard at National Geographic
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Tracking America's Longest War
"Turn now to look at the roots of what's become america's longest war the. Us invaded afghanistan. October seven two thousand one less than a month after the al qaeda attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon within days of the us bombing of afghanistan. The taliban offered to hand over osama bin laden the al-qaeda leader but the bush administration rejected any negotiations with the taliban. This is bush's press secretary ari fleischer responding to a question and october. Two thousand one would use afford say was the taliban might say at this point may not make any difference in the or flooring whatever they may serve. The president made it any clearer two weeks ago when he said that there will be no discussions and negotiations. So what they say. It's not as important as what they do. And it's time for them to act. It's been time for them to act in december of two thousand one just a month or two later the taleban offered to surrender control of kandahar if its leader mullah. Muhammad omar would be allowed to quote live in dignity in opposition custody u. s. defense secretary. Donald rumsfeld rejected the offer. If you're asking would would an arrangement with omar where he could quote live in dignity in the kandahar area or some place in afghanistan. Be consistent with what i have said. The answer is no would be consistent with what i have said. That's donald rumsfeld speaking december. Sixth two thousand one the us. Warren afghanistan would continue for almost twenty more years through two now.
"kandahar" Discussed on VICE News Reports
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"kandahar" Discussed on VICE News Reports
"Hope is the amount of just disparity of the privilege that comes into the situation. There's so many people there and so many people in need and so many people hoping to get out so this elite group of afghan commandos. Who helped you get out of afghanistan. Do you know where they are. Now so i i do. I'm talking with him a lot. I'm chatting with them as we go and a lot of them have changed from this. Like tough guy. You know really swaggered soldiers to really desperate civilians I my phone is constantly ringing with these guys. And they're all kind of asking me for help. Asking me for support asking me if i have any contacts with the government you know all of these people or risk if you have serpa water to an american some point in the twenty years of the american occupation there. You can be worried that you can be. Sought out as a as a collaborator with the americans in the taba and could see you as a potential person to kill. We're all trying to support the people that have supported us for so long. Our local producers are drivers are support staff. Not only for us advice. But you know so. Many industries said like so many news networks that have been there for so long covering the war. they're all looking for ways out so for us. That have worked there for us. That have friends there and people that you know. We've been through crazy times with their snouts. Hope we can offer at the moment and that's been really been hardest hardest.
"kandahar" Discussed on VICE News Reports
"What is it like after twenty years of fighting now to be giving up the city here. That's the week leadership at This type that you can play that we had were not good and the security forces that recently feist in last twenty years there was no feelings for them for their families. All of our politics our leaders. Whoever they had other citizens didn't care and there were the one who are in charge in these last years. They were controlling everything. They don't care. All of your kids were in heaven. Their families gordon steph heaven. Whatever happening now they can.
"kandahar" Discussed on VICE News Reports
"And that's what happened. We were totally caught off guard so on friday. Were watching this kind of city fall. So right now. We're in the control room of some of the drone operations over candy bar where they're watching us city right now and trying to see everything. Above one point. They watched drone footage of the governor. Bullying is homes coming to the air force to try to get away from the fighting. Dow is at the end of the fight when things are really getting bad. We're watching life feet. If the governor leaving his compound abandoning the city must be fifty or sixteen. Suv's and trucks and humvees all trying to rush out of the city. They're all oh that's us committing here. They're just giving up the city. It's crazy how much we have to pay for outdated impersonal healthcare and even crazier that we all just accept it. It's time to face facts. Healthcare is backwards. 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Fast at careerbuilder dot com the taliban has pushed towards the airport taken the road towards their made great progress towards so we're stranded in even more of a complex position because it's all about is now possibly inside calf so the taliban had completely surrounded us they control the roads. They control the city and they were on the move right towards us at the cafe base. And so we were told. Now you're gonna go with the zero three you guys have kind of just stashed us away and tried to protect us this moment. you know. it's it's one of the most precarious i've ever been in the last remaining fighters that we're going to really really put up the fight against the taliban barracks we're seeing hundreds of soldiers prepare and scree together. This is the entirety of the force. They're all running around jumping into cars checking their key checking their weapons. It's a mixture of excitement and anticipation. There's also fear when we talk a little deeper under the surface. We hear that they don't know what's coming. They don't know what's going to happen is not really a big plan. The only thing we can do is kind of fortify ourselves here. Hold back the enemy. And these were the most elite. Us trained commandos in the country. A lot of them speak english. Like they're like their marine to the. Yeah i'm sorry man. The networking bad from american soldiers speaking like. Hey bro. what's up dude. I'm hearing brother ben. So can you tell us more about these soldiers. The people you spend time with in the past month we've mostly heard about these surrenders but not from their perspective. Yes so we spent time with a couple of different units. Slow lieutenant lieutenant muhammad year I'm thirty one years old. I talked to one young lieutenant on the days leading up to the taliban advance on the city. So you're surrounded on all sides you don't have the support fast enough and you don't have the thermal vision. Yes you can do. So we are fighting with him that good. We hope we are keeping our finger hearing from this and other soldiers around there was not that they were sick of fighting. It was resolved is that they wanted to keep going. They wanted to fight. They wanted to take advantage of this moment and push the taliban bach the desire was there to stay and fight but they just didn't have the support that they needed us. I'm to wants here and the other also so the fighting is still continue. You worried for. You're likely worried that they will kill you. Know allows can you so he will be killed if he doesn't want so you'll you'll be alive. I feel like the focus or a lot of the focus so far has been on. How so many soldiers in afghanistan just fled or stood down immediately. Yeah exactly it seems like with the american government. That's been the line that we've been hearing. Which is that. The soldiers weren't ready and they didn't want to fight the reality. The soldiers we talked to was a lot different and the issue is not just this week or this month. Twenty years fighting the enemy. They never dared to come in for us. For festive classified. Never win. i've never lost volume that they got shot from the back. Every time i lost a soldier commander mohammad short fiery experienced commander and he spent years and ken har- as a leader of these men and now he was being pulled out not getting the chance to have the fight that he expected. But unfortunately you're not a big fourth. We're a small unit. Our wish he stood up building all these other forces army and other press tournament just invested on this that we have few in all up gansta changing seeing when i spoke to commander. This was last week as heartless falling zero three unit soldiers that we had been with inside the kalahari air base learned that the afghan national army had struck a deal to be able to leave without a fight and this was not ideal for them for the zero three guys. They wanted to fight. They were looking forward to testing their strength testing their abilities against the taliban but to do it alone and to do it without the support of everyone else. The thousands of other soldiers different kinds of units to support them. They knew that this was going to be a losing fight..
"kandahar" Discussed on VICE News Reports
"Over the past twenty years the us has spent between eighty three and eighty five billion dollars training the afghan military. This was meant to bulk up their ground forces. It was meant to bulk up their air force. It was meant to bulk up their communication and really just to make them self-sufficient to have an army that is built in the image of the american army which is to say there's different areas. There's different support systems and there's different ways that they can fight all similar to the us ways of fighting. What we found is that the fighters all over our exhausted. We met the soldiers that had been out at the frontlines for months. Most of them haven't had a break since the fighting began in right after biden announced the american withdrawal and all of them are low on ammo. Low on food low on supplies. They were asking us to to the americans to help support with bomb runs and any kind of fighting support. It was it was really shocking to see just how unprepared they were. It wasn't just a matter of of not being ready for the fight or not being prepared. We would go outpost where you know. Some of the soldiers were were thin and said that the only thing that they had for weeks was potatoes and they felt that the government didn't only forget about them but didn't really care about them. It's a really wretched day here. Candar has finally fallen into the hands of the taliban After two days of fighting with the army the police the commandos many other afghan forces a lot of the fighting quickly devolved so for months before we got there. The common thing that was happening was that the military forces the a and the police were giving up without any fighting they were just handing their weapons over a lot of these special forces soldiers that were spending time with their saying that a lot of the national army. A of the police just gave up their arms right away when they saw the advance. They didn't wanna fight at all. After years of corrupt the taliban was basically going up to these men and saying listen. You guys don't have it. You don't have the guns. You don't have the support. You're going to get beat. We're going to kill you so instead of that. Give us your guns now give up. We'll give you amnesty. We'll give you a hug. We saw lots of videos of like brothers like you can walk away. Don't fight.
"kandahar" Discussed on VICE News Reports
"So we made it here. Kabul flew in on a dusty. Hot day show. We went to kabul without much of a plan. It's really quiet on the streets. You know if you if you drive around kabul things are things look kind of just like business as usual by the time we got there the. Us troops were almost entirely gone different and the taliban was fast encroaching on government controlled territory. People are just going about their lives. And you don't really feel the fact that you know this city and so many others are more and more being surrounded. By taliban advances. We decided to start meeting with sources is start figuring out where we'd go get a sense of kind of wear. Afghanistan was at the moment who could talk to which government officials could lead us. Wear a this is ben so we finally made it to the besieged city of kantar. This is afghanistan second biggest city and it is right now completely surrounded by taliban kendall heart. It's really the spiritual capital of the taliban. This is the place where moammar the founder and chief operative of the taliban decided to make the movement and since then it's been the place that the taliban has seen his it's most important city in two thousand and one when america pushed into the country. It was the last taliban stronghold that fell so it's really the most important kind of city for the top onto hold outside of the capitol. it's important symbolically. Not only symbolically tactically it. Really if you take handover you take the south so can are was not only an important to the taliban but also important to the americans did kind of is the center of so many of the fights were americans held in fought for territory so today we are in military base just on the outskirts of kandahar the desert. It's scorching hot out here. And there's not much cover candy bars about thirteen miles from the kantar airfield. That's about due south west. And if you just keep going on this one road that is really slick and paid for by the americans you get to. The airbase in the airbases is almost like a small city unto itself. The americans spent so much time. There it's really famous for its sprawling centers that supported americans these huge buildings that housed hundreds or thousands of soldiers. And one i think even had a tgif remnants of old american forces all around it was just a really different part of the world and a different kind of american ecosystem living amongst cantu harn amongst the south in afghanistan. You know all these structures were designed built by the americans before this was just a desert when president biden announced that the us troops are going to be drawn down nearly a month later in may the handed it over now. This is a huge base with containers that were converted into housing and hued bunkers for.
"kandahar" Discussed on VICE News Reports
"It's three am. We are on the tarmac of the canberra airport sitting with around a couple of hundred afghans sitting on the ground and they are getting ready to leave on government planes that are coming to pick them up after making a deal with the taliban that said the taliban doesn't attack for the night of safe passage out so far these are big government cares that are coming in and picking up as many soldiers as they can. We miss too so far. We're waiting for the third one. The first one was chaos. Is all these different soldiers trying to push it and get on the plane. The second one was two different province and the third one we're going to have to also probably withstand the cast on. We're really lucky to get this flight. This is one of the only ways to get out for the soldiers here. It's you know it's kind of bittersweet moment. I think a lot of these guys really ready to fight. But now everybody's going to get on this plane and go home with their heads held though we're all kind of stuff together pushing around. They left the majority of their bigger. Quincy can see their trucks and humvees all kinds of sitting in the distance and all kinds of being left for the taliban's take because they can't get it on these carriers.
Sean Parnell Says Afghanistan Strategic Blunders Will Be Studied for Years to Come
"Mark. There were so many unbelievably grave strategic blunders that will likely be studied at military academies for the next 50 years about how not to conduct an excel. The the Afghan National Army was structured very similar to ours in that ground power. Is augmented with air power. But when Joe Biden pulled out their contractors that service their aircraft, he effectively decimated their air force. And so early on in this Taliban offensive, the Afghan National Army We're actually fighting back. But when they saw that they had no air support and likely no American support. I think they they just threw their hands up and said it's not worth it. The next question I have, and I really would like to know who is responsible for this for this decision, and I think it's President Biden. Is who made the decision to abandon Bagram airbase Before all of our American citizens and allies could be evacuated out of the country. It's shocking one of the greatest. It's one of the greatest strategic blunders. In America in the last century mark. There are only a few airstrips in Afghanistan, where you can actually land the plane. The Taliban controlled Kandahar, the Taliban. Control. Bagram, now in Kabul is almost overrun. So how exactly it's not just as simple as sending 5000 or 6000 more troops back into Afghanistan because we don't necessarily have a foothold to do it. And and all of this, every bit of it is laid right at the feet of Joe Biden. Had we killed bin Laden. The Taliban and Al Qaeda were absolutely decimated. We had almost a decade to plan and effective withdrawal, and it was completely destroyed and seven months of the Biden administration. It's just
Afghan Women Fear 'Dark' Future, Loss of Rights as Taliban Gains Ground
"Their final withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban is moving in taking over much of the country at a lightning pace. The second largest city in Afghanistan. Kandahar fell this week. The takeover happening much faster than almost every expert had predicted. ABC senior Foreign correspondent Ian Panel has been reporting from Afghanistan for decades. A few months ago, after the true pronounced what was made, We talked about the success that the nation has had in liberating women and young girls, giving them an education and the freedom to pursue their dreams and make lives of their own. Here's part of that interview. There is a real sense of fear and dread. About what Happens when the U. S military leads whether the blanket of support and protection that guarantees the rights of women and girls that have been hard fought for and incredibly gained will evaporate. I hear it time and again doesn't matter who you spoke to. We went to a girls' high school. High school that was forced to close when the Taliban came to power opened 1939, and it only reopened when the U. S led local forces overthrew the Taliban. There were thousands and thousands of girls in this school all knuckling down, all studying a map. Four of them in particular, We sat down. We had a chat, and I said, Put your hands up if your mom went to school Not one of them did that alone tells you how far this country has traveled in the last 20 years were invited back to the home of two of the girls. Two sisters. One wants to be an international business woman. The other wants to be a journalist or media tycoon. She has really grand ambitions. Their mother was so moving. She grew up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. They've set up their own business. They make these beautiful silk scarves and fabric. The father sat there and said something I never thought I'd hear from an Afghan man. I'm not saying there aren't many who feel like this, but it's not an opinion you hear often, he said. I believe men and women are equal. And then he had it. In fact, women are much better, a lot of things, and clearly I wasn't going to argue with him. But you could see his daughters had tears in their eyes about the sacrifices their parents had made
Afghan Women Fear Return to 'Dark Days' Amid Taliban Sweep
"It all happened so quickly As U. S troops begin their final withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Taliban is moving in taking over much of the country at a lightning pace, the second largest city in Afghanistan. Kandahar fell this week. The takeover happening much faster than almost every expert had predicted. ABC senior foreign correspondent Ian Panel has been reporting from Afghanistan for decades. A few months ago, after the troupe announced what was made. We talked about the success that the nation has had in liberating women and young girls, giving them an education and the freedom to pursue their dreams and make lives of their own. Here's part of that interview. There is a real sense of fear and dread about what happens when the U. S. Military leads whether the blanket Of support and protection that guarantees the rights of women and girls that have been hard fought for and incredibly gained will evaporate. I hear it time and again doesn't matter who you spoke to. We went to a girls' high school high school that was forced to close when the Taliban came to power opened 1939, and it only reopened when the U. S led local forces overthrew the Taliban. There were thousands and thousands of girls in this school all knuckling down, all studying a map. Four of them in particular, We sat down. We had a chat, and I said, Put your hands up. If your mom went to school, not one of them did that alone tells you how far this country has traveled in the last 20 years were invited back to the home of two of the girls. Two sisters. One wants to be an international business woman. The other wants to be a journalist or media tycoon. She has really grand ambitions. Their mother was so moving, she grew up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. They've set up their own business. They make these beautiful silk scarves and fabric. The father sat there and said something I never thought I'd hear from an Afghan man and I'm not saying there aren't many who feel like this, but it's not an opinion you hear often, he said. I believe men and women are equal. And then he had it. In fact, women are much better, a lot of things, and clearly I wasn't going to argue with him. But you could see his daughters had tears in their eyes about
Rush of Troops to Kabul Tests Biden's Withdrawal Deadline
"I will not send another generation americans to warrant afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving different outcome. The united states cannot afford to remain tethered to policies created in response to the world as it was twenty years ago. We need to meet the threats where they are today today a month. After president joe biden announced the united states would withdraw its troops from afghanistan. The fight against the taliban insurgency in the country looks desperate three more major cities kandahar herat unless gaga surrendered to insurgents today leaving southern afghanistan effectively and taliban control now the us deploying nearly eight thousand troops to afghanistan and the surrounding region to begin the evacuation of personnel from the us embassy in kabul while at the same time trying to negotiate assurances from the taliban that they will leave the embassy unharmed if when kabul
"kandahar" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"Has sparked recriminations among many afghans over president. Joe biden's decision to withdraw from. The conflict biden said this week that he did not regret his decision. Not washington has spent more than one trillion dollars on the war and lost thousands of troops a us intelligence assessment this week so the taliban could isolate kabul within thirty days and take it over in ninety. The united nations has warned the if they're offensive does rich capital. It would have a catastrophic impact on civilians. Okay so let me react to this. I have said repeatedly that. I i wa- as a as an american politician if i were to send a someone's son or daughter to that war that i should be willing to look that parent in the eye after they die. If i'm an american politician should be willing to do that. Well that includes. I think at some level making sure that the people who've already died there don't die in vain and as i listened to that report and they say that they've taken over including helm pro helmand province in. I have a t shirt that i wear that. Maybe i don't i. Maybe i won't wear it anymore. It says the hr v. boys on it and it was a deployment t shirt for my son's Unit when they deployed there and the hr v. boy was the helmand river valley boys and they were going there to help liberate helmand province and they did that and in the process. My son lost teammates. There and some parents got to get told that their son or daughter is come. Their son and his case isn't coming home and now they're gonna get insult added to injury because not only not coming home but the very place that he went to liberate is now taken over by the very people that you were that he their son died to be driving out of there so I guess Ron said it's america. biden saigon and apparently. That's what we're doing because we're going to send three thousand troops to the airport in kabul for purposes of making the airport secure enough to get all of the people who are getting those special visas for helping us in the war and all the americans out. So we're sending troops there for purposes of securing the airport long enough to get the heck out so that we can have a picture like the picture of the embassy in saigon. I think anyway. Here's the story. The president has ordered the production of civilian personnel at our embassy in kabul and the acceleration of the evacuation of afghan special immigrant visa applicants from the country to enable the safe. Orderly reduction secretary of defense has directed the department to position temporary enabling capabilities to ensure the safety insecurity of us important or civilian personnel. I'm going to break this down for you Just real quick. The first movement will consist of three infantry battalions that are currently in the central command area of responsibility they will move to hamad. Karzai international airport in kabul within the next twenty four to forty eight hours. Two of those battalions are united states marines and one is the us army battalion. The next movement will consist of a joint. Us army air force support element of around a thousand personnel to facilitate the processing of iv applicants initial elements of this Movement of this element will arrive in cutter in the coming days. The third movement is to alert and to deploy one infantry brigade combat team out of fort bragg to kuwait where they will be postured and prepared if needed to provide additional security at the airport anticipate. Those forces will reach kuwait sometime within the next week. All right so one. One battalion. Out of fort bragg. That's going to be eighty second airborne. That's who's at fort bragg and Anyway it is what it is and and you know we got soldiers going back. And i'm all for us being out of afghanistan. I really am. But i'm i wanted us to be out of afghanistan with the afghans in control and apparently This is a multi administration failure. We've been at this for twenty years and we were unable to stand up. A nation in afghanistan government afghanistan. They could take on the taliban so it is what it is. Let's shift gears real quick. I want to talk with you. just briefly. about supporting the show candidly of one of the discussions. I had with with a partner In my life yesterday a counselor is you know how. How long can we keep doing this with the level of support. That's coming in candidly. And how long can. I continue to forego other opportunities that i because i need to feed my family and and called needs to make a living and working for free which is fine but the idea was that the audience would build a building partly. That's because of social media restrictions may be partly it's because the content isn't good enough so we need to maybe take a hard look at that and try to make the show better but regardless we do need your support. And.
"kandahar" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"The hospitals. I must say off to supplies a catholic wrapped in the church. Volunteers like rachel vignette. Then take the supply to cuba. The health system has already collapsed that there are many people in need. There are many sick people and this is helpful under the late. revolutionary leader. Fidel castro cuba's universal public health. Care system is one of his revolutions. Most treasured achievements bought the country steep economic crisis has seen shortages of medicines and other basic goods. The government largely blames us sanctions. Well its critics. Blamed the era to show good job right. The the cuban people are supporting Cuban so if you know somebody who can can send stuff to cuba. If you place a cuban people whatever you can probably bring them some tylenol and so on and they can get it there. So i think that's cool now i. I saw some video. I mentioned yesterday that he was gonna play on the show. I saw some video. That came out of hunter biden. Talking about On this you know video of him with this naked with this person talking about how his dad got elected he was gonna make gazillion dollars. So i'm not going to play that video. I'm gonna play sean. Hannity talking about it and talking about being offered the laptop. That's on it and asking what i think is the most important question which is since the f. b. i. has had this. Why is nothing happening. And we know the answer and this is the kind of thing that makes us all lose faith in the fbi and in the justice system is that we know the answer that because hunter biden is untouchable by the justice department. And here we go information to his son who has not cleared her for classified information. It's a crime to convey classified information if that happened. Hillary clinton let me ask you this. I've been offered the laptop. My lawyers won't let me accept it. The reason i'm told is because what is believed to be on it. I have three individual and separate sources that have told me that there are pictures on this laptop. Probably the very things that alerted john. Paul mac the computer repairman. Tha alert the fbi. The fbi has been in possession of these laptops for quite some time. Now miranda devine. I think will reveal a lot of this information in her book. My question is why has it not been revealed now and if this nine know you know what is being set out there because we have similar sources Why has there been no arrest at this point. It's damning information that looks very much like influenced pat lane and corruption. Us attorney in delaware has conducted a two year investigation. And sean. we haven't seen subpoenas search warrants. We certainly haven't seen indictments prosecutions. It really makes you wonder what's going on here is this really is sincere vigorous investigation or are the biden's being the we know the answer. I mean because greg jarrett point if they're really investigating it by now you've at least subpoenaed emails. You subpoenaed some bank records. I mean you've you've you've subpoenaed hunter biden's bank accounts to see where the money came from and done some forensic audits of a worthy money's flowing right. That's that's people would be doing that i think. Just as part of the process Anyway that's that's what i'm thinking on that. Yeah and to go along with it to it just fits along with everything that we're seeing coming out of it. Like with the art deals and stuff with the administration not being transparent at all when it comes to anything in going to delaware and going home and meeting with people that were never going to learn about because he refuses. Release it it just. It's a constant state with this administration that we're not gonna tell you what's actually happening. We're going to tell you what we want you to think is happening and you have to go along with it. It's actually i think that's right. I think that's right. And i think more importantly The reality here's here's the reality. This is so hard. The corruption the financial corruption spans both parties. The unit party really is the financial corruption of the foreign payoffs and the nepotism of placing. Your son or your daughter your nephew or you're anti on a board or committee whether it's a government committee or something else member joe mansions wife got that special job. The unit party is an equal opportunity. Screw or of the american people and if the department of justice actually looked into hunter biden actually looked into hillary clinton and the clinton foundation what we would find is lots of republicans who are guilty of the very same thing of taking money from the same people and that's why the department of justice never has to investigate because the handful of people who try to hold their feet to the fire are just that a handful. Both parties are bending us over. Excuse the metaphor. i don't know how else to say it. Both parties mitch. Mcconnell is as mobbed up and corrupt as anyone in any government anywhere in the world. Now he may not be evil he may not be like cizhen. Paying has no regard for human life but guaranteed mitch. Mcconnell is mostly concerned about mitch mcconnell's financial future. And it's probably you know xenophobic to say that his wife is chinese and has family with chinese business interests. That's probably tusina phobic right. I mean these guys are almost every one of them is just corrupt to the core. Lindsey graham nasty. Are you kidding me. Oh my gosh lindsey graham's on the job it's all going to be fine because lindsey graham's going to hell to hold a hearing what a frigging joke all of them all of them. I'm just disgusted with the whole bunch of and speaking of disgusting you know you got the whole jeff epstein thing right. I played bill gates yesterday. It was a mistake to have a relationship. No kidding mistake to do bill gates. It was a mistake to cheat on your wife. It was a mistake to have naked pool parties of your house. That make it not so easy to distance.
"kandahar" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"Cove nineteen rise in the past several weeks increased circulation the highly confused soccer bear the general lo vaccine uptake among pregnant people and the increase risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications related to cove in nineteen infection among people make vaccination for this population more urgent because my dodgers be women who are pregnant right. It's pregnant people and we were. We realize you guys in rachel williams skis world. There aren't just men and women either. They're non binary people and people who have you know. Identify as literally literally as animals quite literally identify as animals demand to use an animal pronoun so enrich alinsky world. All of those are people who can become pregnant. And but i think you. I'm not sure. Because i'm not a doctor and i don't play one on tv. But i'm kind of convinced you have to have a uterus and i'm pretty sure that goes with being female but this is the kind of talk that got this. Has youtube calling me eight speaker. So i gotta be careful here about being a hate speaker. The the cuban people are supporting their own. This is awesome. you can send humanitarian things to cuba. You can send medicine and those kind of things and so. The cuban diaspora is supporting people in cuba. Reuters had the story. It's really great here. It is a church in madrid. Missio rubio is packing. Medical supplies donated by hospitals pharmacies. An individual people all bound for cuba. She is a growing international network of volunteers from the cuban diaspora who have been transporting tons of aid back to the island in recent months the island which has one of the worst covert outbreaks in the world was recently ranked by mass protests consists of creating a collective dynamic of cooperation in which people who send their families packages can support and pay for shipments for the families who do not have anyone outside of the platform kofi where anyone can donate from anywhere in the world to pay for the extra suitcases to pay for medicines for supplies. That are missing. The has been a wonderful collaboration also from.
"kandahar" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"The world is marching towards vaccine. Mandates governor newsom just mandated vaccines for public health for all schoolteachers yesterday in california. And so here's the on that to keep people safe and the impacts that the community sped particularly with the delta were having in terms of capacity to sustainably keep our schools open by mandating. I state in the country to mandate all health workers receive a vaccination the state of california trying to lead by example also asserted that we need to do more and do better by becoming the first state in the country to require backs vaccine mandate or at least vacation and or a testing requirement. We're now following up today to align our school strategy to the state strategy and become the first state in the country to require that all of our staff not just teachers credential staff a para educators custodial staff. The bus drivers folks that are critical to supporting the entire school ecosystem. Also submit a verification of vaccination and submit to weekly testing alright so he's mandating in california in washington state our Director here of education Chris reykdal is asking the government to mandate for schoolteachers here and you would think that in their massive ways of following the science they would actually follow scientific data that we have coming out of sweden where teachers and students in schools where the least affected by code for an entire year during the time when the us was locked out absolutely now bring not in session and when they're not in session they have usually one justice depending on the The week i guess. I don't know how do they rotate take turns. But there's a justice who takes Maybe it's depending on the district court or something but the creek case. We'll go to one justice to you. Know if it's like an emergency injunction. Hey will you do anything about this right now or do. We need to wait for the fall and sometimes the question is answered. Will you can hear the case at all and that one justice can say no. We won't hear it. So amy coney barrett is the person right now. And here's what she said. Yesterday she refused to block a plan by indiana university to require students and employs to get vaccinated against the krahn virus. Her action came respond. Emergency requests from eight students and immersed mark the first time that the high court has weighed in on vaccine mandate so the first time the supreme court's had a chance to answer the question. The supreme court said nope the indiana state university. At least no problem. You can do that to your employees and your students. You can demand it so it is what it is One more thing on election fraud election audits. And that kind of stuff mike. Lindell had his Cyber symposium for a couple of days i watched parts of it candidly. I was not impressed with hardly any of it. I didn't really see much there. That was impressive to me From the standpoint of watching the video. I saw a lot of rehash of things that have been said before I saw a lot of disarray and disorganization. But i don't think the purpose of it was for people watching it on video. I think the purpose of it was to get legislators there and have them from that experience of being there with people who are handling the data to have their own hearings in their own states. And that's what's happening now in washington state my home state here. There's a group of five legislators now who are going to be holding a forum on sunday inviting the public to come and share. Any stories are evidence of election fraud in our state. And i don't know if there will be any But i'm pretty sure i'm going to be going to that meeting. It's not that far from here so it'll be interesting to see what that produces. But i'll probably go with cameras and microphones and see what we can learn and especially It'd be interesting if anybody brings forth any actual evidence of election fraud Now moving on we've got a bunch of video stuff for you. And the first one i want to share with you is Rachel will linski the director of the cdc By the way this great time to hit the share button if you want to share the video and also the great time to call as we start burning through these video clips. It's a great time for coal to answer the phone if you want to get on the show comment on anything. We've talked about clean something if i messed it up. Phone number's eight six. Six ninety eighty three eleven. It's on the screen. Eight six nine hundred eighty three eleven for those listening later. Feel free to make that phone call. You know the during the live show even if you can't watch or listen then Eight to nine pacific is when we do it. So the first video we have for years rachel will linski the cdc director. And she. i told you they want to race women. They want to raise gender at all as a component of identity. But the first step in that is to erase women. There are no more pregnant women. They're just pregnant people now here. We go at vaccines this week. We are taking too important steps in encouraging and improving bassin protection for america. First for pregnant people who are higher risk of severe illness from kuban nineteen we are strengthening guidance and recommending that all pregnant.
"kandahar" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"Let me just read to you. Briefly what it says that the headline says who expert had concerns about the lab close to the first corona virus cases. Okay when a world health organization led team traveled to china this year to investigate the origins of the corona virus pandemic. A top official said. He was worried about safety standards at a laboratory close to the seafood market where the first human cases were detected according to a documentary really thursday by danish television channel. Tv two so this guy went there the who went there and the guy looked at the lab standards and he was worried about it. Here's what he said though. What it says. The landbranch are the chinese center for disease control and prevention was handling corona viruses quote without potentially having the same level of expertise or safety. Or who knows peter. Ben embark said during a conference call in january according to footage shot by tv too so long story short ben and says here's what he says. This is crazy. I mean he goes he goes on. He says that they're handling live animals. They're raising the possibility that virus jump from animals to people at the market but he says it would mean that contact between the human beings and whatever may have been in the market varzim. Maybe live animals would have been more intense. Goes out saying that the close contact will you doubled many times routine human animals if you're among them around the clock and so the suspicion is that that was an accident due to just bad handling the virus. Just got out of the lab because these guys didn't know what they were doing and still full after the pandemic was released or or when an accident when when after the pandemic was released on the world full year later a full year later the w. h. Go goes there. This was just this last january. That's a year into it right and they went to that facility and what they observed was standards that were not up to western standards still just adds credibility to leak theory. And i'll just say this on the league theory The the best thing. I've heard so far on it. Is this that if it was from an animal source. The chinese would be parading those animals in front of the world. They've had eighteen months now. Seventeen months they've they would be having tons of. Well here's the bat that came from. And here's the other bat that it came from and yeah we found it here and look. We had five hundred. These infected animals that we found in this one cave. this is where it mutated. That stuff happens when it comes from nature they do find it and they're not finding it on this and so it's you know. The reality is the only reasonable theory now is that it came from the lab. Okay one more story to do. I think you're a couple more than we get some video. Half a million new. Vaccinations are happening in the us. Every day now half a million a day. And i want to talk to you briefly about this thing called the vaires report or the site. 'cause i get a lot of messages and a lot of emails saying hey. Have you seen the bears. This declares that. And i want to tell you why i'm never going to report bears date on this show and it's because i respect you and i know that you trust me and here's the problem with various data. Vaires is reports. It's you anyone can go to the site. You could go right now and go to the fair site and say i was vaccinated with you. Give you an example. I got the first shingles vaccination. Yesterday i want to be vaccinated against shingles high really. Don't want shingles. I've known several people who've had it. It's devastating and difficult. And i don't want it okay so call you don't even had shingles no i have not through it. It's it's super painful. It's really i mean. I'm some really stop people that it's just takes them not takes them down and so i got the first vaccination from shingles yesterday now my left shoulder where i got the shot a little sore it is. It's a little sore. So i could go to various right now and report left shoulder soreness from the shingles vaccine and that would be they could check it out and it would be a valid accurate report but i could also go there and fill out that i got the covert nineteen vaccine yesterday and i went into anticlimactic shock and i was hospitalized and that i'm on the brink of death and that report would also go into fares. The problem with the various data is that. It's all unverified data waiting to be verified. That doesn't mean that it's all bad but it does mean that it's not data that we can rely on at any level for any reason what happens with that. Data is that data then goes to people who verify it and those verified cases end up parts of studies and the studies. Tell us what the what the real You know problem rate is half a million new vaccinations a day. The reality is the problem. Rate is extremely low. I'm not saying you should get the vaccine. I'm just saying that you shouldn't buy into the people who are telling you to trust various data. You should stop trusting them on everything else because they're misleading you. Various data is absolutely all it is is public reports and they're not even followed up. You know it's the next day. I had this and it's just. It's not trustable just not now connecting this half a million vaccinations a day..
US Sending 3K Troops for Partial Afghan Embassy Evacuation
"The Taliban continue their lightning offensive in Afghanistan two weeks before the US officially ends its war the insurgents now hold a half the provincial capitals including their birthplace of Kandahar Afghanistan's second biggest city while the capital of Kabul is not yet under direct threat the Taliban do control more than two thirds of the country the latest U. S. military intelligence assessments suggest if current trends hold that they could gain full control of Afghanistan within just a few months at the Pentagon though no potential outcome has to be inevitable including the the the fall of Kabul spokesman John Kirby said this week the tide can still turn if Afghan forces use the advantages gained over twenty years and if the Afghan government shows more leadership some three thousand US troops are heading to Kabul to help evacuate embassy personnel Sager mag ani Washington
Taliban Forces Seize More Key Areas in Afghanistan
"Begin in afghanistan where it second largest city canada har- has fallen to the taliban. The fall of kandahar and other cities has given the taliban full control of southern and western afghanistan allowing the insurgent movement to pool its forces for a final march on the capital of kabul. As we talked about last night the us is moving to evacuate diplomatic personnel from its embassy. They're sending additional troops into the region for support. The us is cutting its diplomatic presence there to just an essential core. Here's pentagon press secretary. John kirby last night this is a temporary mission with a narrow focus. As with all deployments of troops into harm's way our commanders. Have the inherent right of self-defense. In any attack on them can and will be met with a forceful and an appropriate response.
U.S. troops to help evacuate some Afghan embassy staff
"City, Kandahar. The United States is to send 3000 troops back to the Afghan capital, Kabul to help evacuate staff from the American Embassy. U. S officials say they detained more than
A 10th Provisional Capital Falls to Taliban Control
"In Afghanistan, the Taliban have captured a string of crucial cities. They've driven out government forces in the third biggest city, Herat and say they've gained control of Kandahar, the second largest and the birthplace of their movement. They also appear to have seized Lashkar Gar, the capital of Helmand province, with government and army officials retreating to a single military base since American led forces pulled out just weeks ago. The Taliban have gained control of large areas of Afghanistan and now American troops are coming back not to fight the Taliban as such, but to evacuate US staff from the embassy in Kabul. To discuss all this. We're joined now on the line by Bill Rodgers, senior fellow at the Foundation of Defense of Democracies and editor of the Long War journal. Welcome to the program, Bill. Uh, Every day seems to bring a new string of military successes for the Taliban. How can we explain it? Hello, James. And yeah, this is The Taliban are having dramatic success. I'm not surprised. That the Taliban about the Taliban's plan about the Taliban strategy, only that the speed in which it was executed. The Taliban have been preparing for this offensive for a decade now. They had carefully. Their strategy has always been to take rural areas and use those rural rural areas to expand its control. Outward, uh, approaching the cities, the U. S and NATO and Afghan military. They ignored the Taliban strength in the rural areas, and instead they tried to defend the cities. And this has played to the Taliban strength that we have to understand about this offensive is that it was planned, organized, uh, supplied and forces were deployed. And and executed under the nose of U. S. NATO and Afghan intelligence. No one saw this coming because everyone was so focused on Peace talks with the Taliban being the solution. Meanwhile, the Taliban all along have used diplomatic means to hoodwink the west and hoodwink
Pentagon Sending Troops to Kabul to Help Evacuation of U.S. Embassy
"That the U. S Embassy is not closed. But the U. S will draw down to accord diplomatic presence in Afghanistan soon. It's very important to say that our embassy remains open in our diplomatic mission will endure. This follows word from a U. S official who says the Pentagon is sending in troops to Afghanistan, Afghanistan's Karzai International Airport to help with the evacuation of the American Embassy in Kabul. The U. S embassy is urging all Americans to leave Afghanistan immediately as the Taliban captures key provinces in that country and US troops continue their withdrawal. The Taliban claims they have seized Afghanistan's third largest city, Herat and another key city is about to fall, which could be too much for the fledging fledgling democracy to survive. Get more from w. T o p national security correspondent JJ Green. The speed of Afghanistan's meltdown is staggering. A week ago, Kandahar was thought to be a place that Taliban would not be able to take. There's word today they've broken through the front lines. Kandahar is Afghanistan's second largest city and the birthplace of the Taliban, so taking that city is a key objective for them. But while all this is unfolding, there is a perception The world is standing by hoping the Afghan national forces can step in to fight them off. But the reality is, according to sources, many of the Afghan national forces are deserting and cutting deals with the Taliban just to stay alive. So Afghanistan's days as a democracy may be numbered in single digits. JJ Green w T o P news and we'll stay on top of the breaking developments all through the day here on W T O P
'The Socialists Are Coming! The Socialists Are Coming!'
"Night i was talking with the former national figure a senior advisor to president trump a longtime fixture in republican party circles. Who for twenty years is wage. The good fighting afghanistan and as the american dream for that country dies. And there's no other way to put it. I'm gonna talk with representative. Lose cheney about it later today. On top of the collapse of the commitment to free enterprise represented by the democratic party. Full embrace of socialism and the passage of a full on socialist budget by bernie sanders in the senate after already four trillion dollars of spending over two years. It will mean eight trillion dollars a printed money. After all of that i was i was feeling pretty low last night. Saying my gosh. What have we done for twenty years. What what have we been fighting for forty years if we're just going to be a socialist backwaters country. That can't can't keep our commitments to fight for. We pull it. Because i began my wife with the fall of southern vietnam helicopters on the on the embassy in saigon. I went to college. I was a sophomore in college when that happened. Nineteen seventy five and here. We are kaba will look that way within thirty days. They're saying ninety days now. I'm not giving them ninety days unless the taliban decide well we don't need it we'll take it next next fighting season let's let's just go live in kandahar and konduz for the rest of the year and we'll get cobble next year then it might not fall but otherwise we're gone we're just getting our people out and god bless our marines for doing that but then i thought fight my man said sir andrew barton i am hurt but i am not slain. All lay me down. Bleed awhile and rise and fight again. It's my motto. Wiped out two thousand and eight. You get wiped out in two thousand and six you got wiped out at the polls in in two thousand. Eighteen is just realize the nineteen ninety-four out there somewhere. There's a nineteen eighty out there somewhere. Indeed i think we're going to wipe out. The democrats goes country does not wanna be socialist country and the democrats are socialist.
Taliban Push Through Provincial Capital in South Afghanistan
"The program. The news from Afghanistan, particularly from the south, fierce fighting, taking place in the regional capital, the city in the south, Lashkar gar Now The advances of the Taliban in recent weeks have been advances in the country. They have yet to take. A major city in Lashkar gar in southern Helmand is under heavy assault at the moment, despite Afghan airstrikes and also the involvement of the US in Kabul. We can speak for the latest with leads to set lease Welcome once again. What's the latest? You can tell us About the situation in Lashkar Gah. The pressure is on a lost Gar and the There's a growing sense that this is now the provincial capital, the city that is at greatest risk. The Taliban are pressing ahead, not just in Lashkar gar, also Iraq to the west, Kandahar in the south and some smaller, less strategic capitals around the country wanting to claim what they would see not just as a territorial prize but a strategic price, which would give them Even more of a psychological edge in this war, But the back National Army has been reinforcing. Special commandos have gone to Lashkar gar, but it is very, very tight. Now the Taliban are posting videos of themselves in the central squares of Lashkar Gar, and yesterday they took over. The premises are the state broadcaster and are not transmitting their own messages. Um,
No-Sanctuary Cities: The Talibans Latest Surge
"The american government has been attempting to draw attention to its evacuation of translators and others who helped in its two decades of war in afghanistan. Since the first of this year power consular staff in kabul has issued over five thousand special immigrant visas and interviewed thousands more but the administration would doubtless prefer to draw attention away from his this over the weekend. Taliban insurgents made inroads in the cities of herat lashkar gar and kandahar as american forces have withdrawn in the past. Couple of months taliban has surged taking district after district setting parallel governments in much of the country's rural expense. What they seem determined to do next would put the country right back where it was two decades ago. The taliban are advancing on the streets of three big afghan cities provincial capitals. Edward mcbride is the economists. Deputy foreign editor. It's really a sign that the momentum in the afghan civil war is with the taliban. It's a fight far bigger than we've seen over the past couple of months. It'll be tremendously worrying to the afghan security forces. Can they hold on and can they hold back the taliban assault and this comes clearly as american forces are almost completely withdrawn. Now what resistance against the taliban is left afghanistan so america announced it sort of final withdrawal from afghanistan. It's due to be completed by the middle of august. Those troops are really already gone. A tiny number remaining in fact american ground forces hadn't been playing a big part in the war for some time now but american air support played a critical role in fighting has done for the past twenty years but those planes are no longer in afghanistan. They do still sometimes come to the aid of the afghan security forces. But they're now much further away.
Key Afghan City in Danger of Falling to the Taliban
"Afghan ease, Flea says ABC is Julia McFarland. Afghan militants continue to pile on pressure for the Afghan government attacking three key cities in the country. Afghan special forces have arrived at the city of Lashkar Gar, Herat and Kandahar, also on the Taliban fire, listening to ABC News
"kandahar" Discussed on The Foxhole Podcast
"Amazing. What do so. I just really wanted. just a really. Thank you for coming on indefinitely giving us like leadership episode. I mean we haven't really had kind of that kind of episode and there was a lot of great things he said mayor. But i you know. I i can cut this out if it's personal for you but when you were talking to the guinea your your buddy that died on your first day. What was his name left. Justin boys yeah. He got killed And no it's not too personal to me it's actually honoring justin So i'll go over actually all the guys so often. Justin boys was killed on the twenty sixth of october. Two thousand nine from a while on foot patrol hit a you know a personal it which took about Just when he was a dad He was a officer was dad husband. Didn't own for a long time. But neelam long enough young comma buddy right and i remember actually his ramp ceremony and the seen another buddy of mine. Who is good buddies with. Just really good buddies with justin this looking at each other and you know just hugging good. He's like yeah. Yeah i'll be good. Look y'all got you right having that moment so the first one and the as a hinted at we lost a interpreter. In the first month he was assassinated whack for being an interpreter to to us. So that didn't know him that well but still it was just like it's home right and then and then We lost the Another member of her unit corporal. Darren fitzpatrick his similar type. Things on in the for fitzy He made it home to canada. At least to say bye to his parents so in honoring him because we're stationed out of canada. Her airfield the big basin. Candle her That's where spend a lot of my time on canadians being canadians. We built a ball hockey rink there. So having you know we play ball hockey. It was a good stress. Relief right and So my team Being team captain on my team so when he died we wrote fits on our shirts that would play with and we end up winning the kandahar stanley cup and the camera hockey league and So up saying you know this was this was For fits i grabbing the microphone. The rink was surrounded. So the funny part was my my unit. We end up having to teams in the league and the finals was Almost team warren versus omelette team to for and so the same unit playing each other for the championship and Just making it one Longer games normal because we had an op coming and been able to do like a series type thing so It was both of us at the end The microphone explained that the our team had fits written on our shirts because we had lost one of our teammates due to action and And the mirror..
"kandahar" Discussed on The Foxhole Podcast
"Well that actually happened for a good reason. It tends to conserve. Come full circle. Yeah so. I'm i'm curious because what is so you. So how. how different would it be for. Because obviously you know your control like you're you're leading men. How different for would you say it is for you. Compared to like a boot on the ground over in Like 'cause you served in afghanistan right. I think you are. You were stationed in canada heart. Is that mistake. Certain certain afghans afganistan two nine two thousand ten. So i'm really curious about how that kinda shifts because a lot of the people we've talked to when it comes to actually being on the ground have been you know their boots. They're taking orders from someone above them. The of possibly someone like you And so they always. Have you know their perspective on that. But like there's like a sense of. I guess there's a responsibility that i'm curious about. Because a lot of the time they're more responsible for their own lives in the lives of the men around them obviously but like at the end of the day. You know they're trying to keep them like you're all trying to keep yourselves alive in trying to accomplish the task But in in your kind of position you're a lot more involved with the lives of the other men that are around you. So i'm i'm curious How do you feel that like did. Was there ever a mental. Wait on you for that. How did you prepare for that. What it what was it like to actually have the lives of other men. Really be your like in your hands. Yeah that's a. that's a great question. Throw huge curveball. At you so when deployed commander her. October two thousand nine actually deployed with the unit special unit called the operational mentoring liaison team so that unit Which we had representatives from all the nato countries that were participating part of isaf right across all afghanistan we're embedded into the afghan national army units. So i spent seven months with the a not actually leading canadian soldiers but being a mentor to the afghan national army unit. That we're bed. Oh yes so but to get to your question right so you know..
"kandahar" Discussed on The Foxhole Podcast
"Memorable trips though is taking the ferry and going up to vancouver free few days It's just what i remember. It's such a clean city. I it's i i just remember. You felt like you could just like eat off the streets like there's no five second rule there you know what i'm saying and this is just me like you know fabulous a remembrance of of the place but it is i. I gotta say one of the coolest cities that i've been to like in the world and i've been to quite a few but having couva just has a vibe and apparently it's a huge film scene now there's a huge film up there a lot of video games. I know a has one of their motion capture studios up there. There's just it's just a pop in place. I can't say the rest for you. Know for the rest of canada but hopefully after this interview We were able to gain garner more knowledge about the about our neighbors to the north. Is that right okay. Eighty and that's right that's right. Wow we're really just not him on this canadian jokes okay. Cooking com okay. But it all respect so But yeah so. I'm excited to bring you know our guest.
"kandahar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"City of Kandahar there was no immediate claim of responsibility part of the Arctic Ocean is now passable with out an icebreaking ship and bears a backer Herscher reports ice is receding from the arctic coast earlier because of climate change the amount of sea ice in the arctic ocean fluctuates each year there's a lot of ice in the winter and less ice in the summer but even in the summer there used to be so much ice the chips needed to use ice breakers to get through but as the earth has gotten hotter the ice has receded so much that there's open water and not open water is happening earlier and earlier in the year satellite images from yesterday currently show open water along the coast of arctic Russia that means the so called northeast passage is now open this is the third earliest opening date and not part of the Arctic Ocean since satellite observations began in nineteen seventy nine Rebecca Herscher NPR news officials say they're investigating a case in which a North Carolina county was scammed by bogus contractors counties as employees were following protocol when they transferred two and a half million dollars it would account they believe was set aside for construction of a new high school criminals who appear to have valid ID and signed approvals were posing as contractors building the school in Cabarrus county North Carolina they transferred the money into their account I'm Jack Speer NPR news in Washington support for NPR comes from indeed used by over three million businesses for hiring where employers can post jobs and use greener questions to build their short list of preferred candidates learn more at indeed dot com slash higher and the corporation for public broadcasting thank you for listening to All Things Considered on ninety point three K. AZ you I'm Mary Jane Peters support for Casey you comes from the Cabrillo festival presenting orchestral music of our time for our time including two works by Wynton Marsalis and tan dun's epic new issue now through August eleventh at the Santa Cruz civic details at Cabrillo music dot org the time is five oh six it's All Things Considered from NPR news I'm Audie Cornish and I'm ari Shapiro it's night too for the Democrats and a whole new cast of candidates will be on stage at their debate in Detroit last night was very much a battle of ideas.