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Pence headed to Turkey as U.S. calls for ceasefire in Syria
"Vice president Mike pence is traveling to Turkey in hopes of ending the Turkish government's invasion of northern Syria to implement an immediate ceasefire I had to begin to negotiate a with Kurdish forces in Syria to bring an end to the violence Bristol reporters that trump got the Turkish leader to commit to not attacking the city of Kobani where US troops are stationed headed to Turkey to further discuss the situation in Syria Turkey's military moved into northern Syria after president trump decided to pull US troops out of the region and this comes as trouble signing off on sanctions against Turkey for invading northern Syria treasury secretary Stephen minutia and said the sanctions target turkeys ministers of defense energy and
Turkish forces capture key border town as troops push further into Syria
"The Arab league is demanding Turkey and its military offensive in northern Syria and if it doesn't the coalition says the UN security council should take measures forcing on credit stop Turkey says its forces have seized control of the center of a key border town in Syria that's been held by Kurdish militias though fighting reportedly continues and Turkey is denying it fired at US forces yesterday near the Syrian town of Kobani NPR's Peter Kenyon reports US officials say they're skeptical the Turkish defense ministry issued a statement saying it's out of the question that it would target US forces the statement says Turkish border outposts came under rocket and mortar fire from hills located about a thousand yards from U. S. observation post Turkey says its forces returned fire in self defense and to quote all precautions to avoid hitting US troops the statement says upon hearing from the Americans they cease fire but a US official tells NPR quote we know they shot at us the official described it as a shot across the bow adding that the Turkish military quote had our exact location we gave it to them no injuries occurred and the US forces returned to the outpost Peter Kenyon NPR news Martin
Turkish forces capture key border town as troops push further into Syria
"Turkish forces continuing their push into serious say they now control the key border town of Ross all online meanwhile a warning to the Turks from Washington the Pentagon says Turkey is to blame for nearly killing US forces in northern Syria quote US troops in the vicinity of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions
"kobani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Turkey everything Kochan into northern Syria the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he wants holds the military operation against the Kurds whatever the objections of other countries because bunker ripples president trump is under increasing pressure from many within his own Republican Party to take a harder line but currently he's only threat is sanctions he's authorized the US treasury to impose significant economic penalties against the Turkish government if they cross the line American troops did briefly come under fire near the town of Kobani in Syria on amid the chaos I Essex blew the car bombing Qamishli thought a tackle fuel fears of extremist escaping from custody regrouping Facebook's in battle plan to create a new global crypto currency has received another blow full major online payments groups must account visa eBay and stripe of concern they're leaving the labor projects regulators are concerned the lever and may be used for money laundering that face spoken since the crypto currency will work his odd technology reporter Stavely faced a tight sleeper could be something that you buy things online with that there isn't any of the kind of obstructions and and obstacles that you would face trying to work from one currency to another and then also there is the hope from Facebook as well that leaves will be much more stable than of the crypto currencies that are out there particularly bitcoin whether the value of bitcoin fluctuates wildly to the chain of thousands of dollars sometimes the idea of a face because they were going to tie it to the value of a real currency of the dollar so that there's not the volatility that the acting US secretary of homeland security has resigned of the six months in the role president trump said Kevin Mecca lean in was leaving to spend more time with his family but analysts have pointed to a turbulent relationship between the two with Mister mac lean and criticizing the tone of the immigration debate world news from the BBC large crowds have turned out to be a noticeable the canyon run a Elliott could choke gay in his effort to become the first person to complete a marathon in under two hours kitchen gate is following a specially designed course around a park in the Austrian capital is accompanied by teams of pacemakers a reporter idea to doing is in Vienna that left nothing to chance.
Civilians frantically flee Turkish bombings in Syria
"First though let's go straight to the Turkish Syrian border that now because events that all right carrying on the United States has warned that it's prepared significant new sanctions against Turkey over its incursions into northern Syria the announcement was made shortly before the Pentagon said US troops stationed near the northern Syrian town of Kobani had come under fire from Turkish positions Turkey's deny deliberately targeting any American soldiers but let's see what we can find out now from the border region and all correspondent most impatience is that in some of the for Martin are you able to give us a sense of the situation on the ground what's happening in Syria is total chaos you have up to a hundred thousand people on the run from this Turkish offensive the Turkish military he's attacking key towns along the border Kurdish controlled times and they've been circled at least two of them that we North Carolina built in rats allowing and many expect that they will take those times in the coming days although interestingly on the ground we spoke to one commander financing for Turkish backed Syrian forces and I think that's an indication of how complex the battlefield these but he said the Kurdish fighters were putting up a fierce fight so perhaps the Turkish military and our allies are facing a tougher fight than they thought then with course we have the politics in Washington detective present present are the one says this offense will continue that sound loops the case late last night I saw heavy equipment being moved towards the border but he will perhaps know that there is a ticking clog the Washington may find the lance and that would mean he would have to carry curtail this offensive as you say moss and it's very confusing picture isn't it them do we have any more updates on what happens to those US troops that we spoke about then and and also because obviously president trump has said he's withdrawing American troops in the area what will that was potentially a critical incident because what we've seen is American forces pulled out they were embedded with Kurdish forces Naples Oct that's why Turkey fell to could go ahead with this offensive because it wouldn't be targeting American soldiers would run the risk of an American soldier being killed so potentially this incident we saw late last night was very CVS according to the American stated position in Kobani which is a another key town in the boards are a in the border area and a Turkey shoot Rabb artillery from the Turkish position was fired in their direction now the Americans are saying the reason no waiting juries they've criticized the Turkish military because they said they've given them all their positions but I think that underscores how potentially something on the battlefield could change the dynamics of this whole offensive amounts in of course the Kurds have been guarding many Islamic state fighters that are in these what really quite large jails that in in that area and there's been a fair that the conflict could leads to them no longer being able to do that Islamic state fighters managing to escape and we heard news yesterday that the in fact that had happened in one or two cases yeah I have several prisons adultery the cross northeastern Syria the war since one incident yesterday when apparently reportedly five Islamic state fighters fly from not present and the Kurds of put it very simply look if we are fighting the Turkish military fighting for our survival if they see is then we simply told the man park to look after thousands in some cases tens of thousands of few clues include the women and children in these camps we don't have the manpower to secure all these all these facilities so I think the fear is that the two potential a B. another jailbreak on a much larger scale and not for the waste I think he's the chief consent that the Islamic state group in northeastern Syria could well stage a comeback whatever Donald Trump says Islamic state have north being defeated they are still operational and not part of Syria and also if we get our prisoners back we're going to be a force to do force to be reckoned with amounts in under nobody you've had a chance to speak to ordinary people that but so many because of been talking about a sense of complete the trail in terms of the American has way that they found handled this absolutely I mean they feel they've been stabbed in the back I think Kurdish fighters fall alongside American soldiers for four years against the Islamic state group they feel a sense of betrayal I think Manny and American military they won't say it publicly but I think privately they feel that they've let down their Kurdish our colleagues and then you just of Kurdish civilians who just feel they've been completely turned over I was speaking to one woman a one of these boards are times she said Iraq Iran out there I did we did we ran out we we don't have any chance to grab any of our belongings she told me she tried to slip back into the hole to get nappies for a baby in this non sleeping out in the open for them there is a very on sense in future well thank you so much for joining us at moss in the malls in patients they live with us from the Syrian Turkish border days that come in the time of sun let us the thank you Martin
"kobani" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Is from the courts today the lead starts right now bad news for president trump all around today from his tax returns to hopes for his border wall to the handle that could find him in each president trump once called her bad news on his now infamous Ukraine call today a career diplomat delivering a blistering attack on the president conduct in front of the very people who could vote to impeach him and breaking just minutes ago Turkey nearly bombing US special Sousse apparently by accident after president trump opened the door for that country to go into Syria so why does it seem like president trump has always bending over backwards to do Turkey's bidding this CNN breaking news. Welcome to the lead on Jake Tapper and we start today with breaking news a series as of Devastating News Today for the trump administration including losing three court rulings president trump lost his appeal to stop a house subpoena to obtain his tax returns the judge in Texas ruled the President Trump's national emergency declaration to build a border wall is unlawful and yet another federal judge today blocked trumpet restriction rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status now amid all these rulings a key witness in the impeachment inquiry came forward the former ambassador to Ukraine pointing the finger directly at the president today as she testified to members of Congress behind closed doors according to copy of her opening statement obtained by The New York Times and Washington Post Ambassador Marie Ivanovich said that President Trump himself post for her to be removed from her role as ambassador because of quote unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives unquote which seems a reference to president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who has admitted that he brought information about Ivanovich to President Trump and the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Giuliani had complained Ivanovich quote was undermining him abroad and obstructing efforts to persuade Kiev that's Ukraine's capital to investigate former vice president Joe Biden this afternoon the Democratic House airman leading the impeachment inquiry accused the White House of trying to block this key witness from testifying she's a woman who can shed light on this question did president trump actually fire are US ambassador because she was getting in the way of his lawyers attempts to get dirt on his political opponents CNN's Alex Marquardt leads off our coverage today from Washington defying the trump administration former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Ivanovich went before lawmakers today after the state government tried to block her testimony she was appearing in response to a subpoena by Democratic leadership and leveled stunning allegation telling lawmakers accord into the New York Times she'd been removed from her post by president trump because of unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives referring to efforts by the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani I do not know Mr Giuliani's motives for attacking Ivanovich wrote in her statement adding individuals who have been named in the press as contacts of Mr Giuliani may well have believed that their personal financial ambitions were stymied by our anti option policy in Ukraine the former ambassador talking about love Parnasse and eager fruman to of Giuliani's associates who were indicted yesterday for trying to use political contributions in order to get her fired Crane Ivanovich was known for her anti corruption work the old oligarchy system is still clinging life and corruption is its life support she also said in her opening statement the harm will come when bad actors in countries beyond Ukraine see how easy it is to use fiction and Innuendo to manipulate our system it is incredibly alarming that the Secretary of State is not set ending by our career people incredibly alarming that she points out that private citizens in this case Mr Giuliani and others were having a shadow diplomacy into you a crane as the impeachment inquiry deepens Ivanovich is the latest in a string of key interviews on Monday former White House Russia adviser Fiona Hill is set to testify someone who had a pivotal role in the president's dealings with Ukraine but who a source tells C. N. N. will testify she was unaware of some aspects of the Ukraine scandal also next week e you ambassador Gordon Sunlit who was blocked by the White House last week from being deposed he's expected to now wop under subpoena well President Trump has not only honored me with the job of being the US ambassador to the EU but he's also given me other special assignments including Ukraine he was a top aide on Ukraine text messages show he was well aware of the president's desire for an investigation into Joe Biden and his son vital Oh interest the committee's is ambassador Bill Taylor another career diplomat currently running the US embassy in Ukraine he was clearly uncomfortable with the pressure being put on on Ukraine by President Trump texting sunlen are we now saying that security assistance and White House meeting are conditioned on Investigations Solomon founded call me Taylor has been asked to testify it's unclear when that may happen or if the administration will try to block his testimony as well if there are now three ambassadors at the center of this impeachment inquiry who either are or may be defined that orders of their bosses at the State Department and the White House to testify to Congress now Jake Ambassador Ianovich is a thirty three year veteran of the US foreign service she said today that if the State Department's leaders don't stand up for it the country's interest may be irreparably harmed Jake's aren't Alex thanks so much I want to go straight to CNN's Pamela Brown now she's live for us at the White House and Pamela threes the losses today in the courts for the trump administration how has the White House reactive well we're about to hear from President Trump as he departs the White House but the the president is certainly ending this week with a barrage of more negative headlines on top of what we just learned that the former Ukrainian Basseterre saying the president directly campaign for her to be for political purposes in a devastating blow the president has also lost three high-profile federal court cases today Jake earlier today he lost the corporate attleboro turnover several years of his tax returns to Congress his lawyers are saying that they are Wayne in appeal to the to this decision by the DC appeals court and then he lost to court battles on his signature issue immigration a federal judge in Texas ruled the president's national emergency declaration to build a border wall as unlawful and appears to to block the use of those funds Jake and in a third defeat a federal judge today blocked trump administration rule that makes it more difficult for emigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status really the TRIFECTA there of these court rulings dealing a big blow to the president as you'll recall jake that controversial initiative I just mentioned was announced back in August and of the president's top advisor Stephen Miller was asked about all of this today he fired back of the court rulings calling them disgusting federal injunctions that impedes democracy and as we have seen in the past jake the president is not afraid to go the federal judges so we'll have to wait and see what he says just moments now a silver lining here at the White House for this White House today is this announcement that the president just made today preliminary trade deal with China has been reached he the president just met with the Chinese vice-premier in the Oval Office but there are no details as of yet as to what that deal entails you can imagine the president what to focus on that rather than all of these court losses today Jake Brown thanks so much we have some more breaking news in our world lead we're just learning that U S special forces in Syria were dangerously close to being hit by Turkish artillery according to official Turkish forces moved into Syria with senior military commanders did not want to see. US forces in northern Syria near Kobani apparently came dangerously close to for cash or tillery fired artillery fire coming out of Turkey landing several hundred meters away from that US Special Forces position initial report indicate no US troops were hurt in this event but it's not what the US wanted it's one of the reasons they've been so concerned about keeping US troops in this region worth the Turkish advance is happening into Syria right now we also know that the US military has emergency evacuation plans to there jake all right one wonders why the president made this decision about pulling the US servicemembers from that region Barbara Starr thank you so much right now the former ambassador to Ukraine still testifying on Capitol Hill up next someone who worked closely with Ambassador Yvonne of its breaks down her testimony then thousands of people forced from their homes major highway shut down and this raging wildfire in the United States could get even worse we're going to go live on the ground stay with US remember.
"kobani" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"For over a month Isis has been fighting to take the Syrian town near Turkey's border and of the nearly three hundred American airstrikes Against Isis in Syria so far half have been in Kobani on the ground. Those defending Kobani are secular Kurdish nationalist women border it's too dangerous to hold any funerals in Kobe now but as soon as the city is free they're going to dig them up and send them home at the Kurdish fighters on the front lines in Syria during the height of the Isis onslaught Turkey's leader considers those Kurds an enemy and president trump his giving him the green light for an incursion of can't stop and we're going to be covering that throughout the morning obviously it is many people in Washington and across the world see as terrible move the very allies remain steadfast with us and played such a big role in pushing isis back Supporting the United States now being betrayed by Donald Trump now gingrich raid by his Administration David Ignatius had David has been over in Syria and know so much about the battle against Isis president trump is about to make a major consequential mistaken in Syria sources say the US is informing Syrian Kurdish allies that the US is withdrawing from positions on the Turkish border to abandoning so-called security. awesome to allow an invasion by Turkish forces of course this is after the United States had them move some of their heavy equipment off order in an act of goodwill well they were just being set up for the slaughter that's what you get for being allied with Donald Trump and playing a major role in crushing the caliphate which of course the Kurds did and it's just Monday October seventh when this we have S. NBC contributor Mike Barnicle White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere political writer for the New York Times and MSNBC political analyst Nicholas confiscatory Republican strategist and MSNBC political analysts Susan Dell Persio and professor at Princeton University at equal junior over the weekend we learned that a second whistle blower has come forward with information about President Trump's July twenty fifth phone call with the President of you rain an attorney representing the original whistle-blower says that their legal team is now representing the second whistle blower who has firsthand knowledge each of the events that supports the first whistleblower this second whistleblower has spoken to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael lack incentive but legal sources tell NBC News that he or she is not filing a separate formal complaint right now only three Republican Senators have spoken out against the president's call for China in addition to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden Senator Susan Collins and Ben Sasse both released statements to their hometown newspapers Collins said the president made a big mistake taken called it quote completely inappropriate SAS said quote Americans don't look to Chinese commies for the truth if the Biden kid broke laws by knowing his name to Beijing that's a matter for American courts not communists tyrants running torture camps but no reaction got under the residents skin as much as Senator Mitt Romney's who tweeted one the only American citizen president trump singles out for China's investigation is his political all opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process it's strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated by all appearances the president's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate uh-huh Biden is wrong and appalling. Compare that to what we've been hearing from the president's defenders starting with Republican Senator Marco Rubio do you think it's okay for president trump to ask China to launch an investigation of Joe Biden hundred that's a real request for him just needling the press knowing that we're going to get outraged by it he plays it like a violin and every falls right into a real request Georgie you really think he was serious about thinking that China's going to investigate the Biden family why can't you answer yes or no do you think it's appropriate because I don't think that's what he did well I doubt if the China Comet was serious to tell you the truth the president because now the president loves to go out on the on the White House drive I haven't talked to him about this I don't know what the president was thinking but I knew he loves debate the press but it apparently wasn't only flipped comment on the White House lawn trump held a phone call with China's president back in June and CNN reports on that call president trump raised Biden's political prospects as well as those of Senator Elizabeth Warren CNN reports that the record that hall with stored on the same top secret server that has his call with the president of Ukraine Jonathan Lemere sad attic or only ways Dr Dangerous also Marco Rubio and the others their reaction to this call claiming it was a joke I guess or liquid and Haldeman had it wrong all along they should have just said Nixon was joking about Watergate eight as if that somehow would race away the fact that we saw with Ukraine the text messages that actually showed people were furiously working behind the scenes they make that quid pro quo work we actually saw that another phone call was made not just on the White House lawn to the Chinese to talk about the twenty twenty election and you know it's so interesting Roy blunt suggesting that he wouldn't say something clearly about getting help from the Chinese that actually I saw that as a threat as much as anything not only China but to other countries as you said his Russia if you were listening comment of the two thousand twenty can cycle and of course Roy Blunt know what so disturbing Roy Blunt Nose Marco Rubio knows Jim Jordan I don't know if he knows if he if he's really are you paying attention or not but at least those two senators now that when Donald Trump spoke in that press conference and said Russia if you were listening please get the thirty three thousand emails they were that night they began going after those thirty three thousand emails so pleading ignorance or suggesting is a joke is laughable and we'll come back to haunt them and their own political campaigns you're right the Russians intelligence hackers moved that night when the president made that request in the summer of two thousand sixteen and we saw that on the White House lawn on Friday where he asked about China than certainly felt could be interpreted as an open invitation at that same press gaggle on the lawn Friday he was asked if he'd ever talked to any foreign leader to investigate someone who was not a political rival and he couldn't answer he said we'll have to get back to you on that so that's a pretty clear indication of the type of conversations he's been having with these leaders about Joe Biden and others now we don't know all the details yet of that call with China we know the president likes to just doc politics with foreign leaders largely to live his two thousand sixteen election we know the foreign leaders have been asked to sit through his recounting of election night as Wisconsin and other states go to him Ah one can imagine them perhaps rolling their eyes from time to time at that but it certainly he could be talking about twenty twenty going forward to and maybe that's just the way his prospects that maybe that is to ask for help and what you saw over the weekend Republicans just simply refusing to break with him with a few exceptions of course with that you just mentioned but they're seeing his approval rating in his party it's eighty eighty five percent depending on which poll you look at they're afraid to challenge and they're senators know that even if the president be if he were to be impeached but not removed but a senator Kassebaum to remove are going to be primary by trump friendly candidate the very next day and I think it was clear that the president was laying down markers here for Mitt Romney he was using that as an example apple now there's bad blood between him and Romney for a long time so there's there's complications there and we know that he basically interviewed him for Secretary of state in order to torment him but I think he was sending a signal to other Republicans you come after me if you criticise me I'm going to come after you time and time again and Mitt Romney is inaugurated he's very popular in Utah he can withstand these trump attacks at other centers might not be so lucky and he saying to them if you come at me like Romney did I'm GonNa come at you and even harder of course Romney did much better in Utah Donald Trump by just a long shot well then there's Senator John Ron Johnson we expect dotty was helping the president when he told The Wall Street Journal that the US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sunland told him in August about an arrangement involves moving military aid to Ukraine that at the time the president was withholding according to the journal Johnson said Sunlen told him that Ukraine it's newly elected president would appoint a strong prosecutor-general and move to quote get to the bottom of what happened in twenty sixteen and if President trump has that competence then he'll release the military spending Johnson said quote at that suggestion I winced my reaction was Oh God I don't WanNa see those two things combined Johnson says he asked the president about it in a phone call the very next day and claims the president denied such an arrangement well of course Ron Johnson may have said that but we know for fact Susan Dell Persio that if you actually look at all of the emails all the tax exchanges that were released between Volker and the rest of the crew time and again they kept going back to the deliverables they kept going back to that Lansky having to tie the the his meeting with the president and support from the United States with an investigation into the Biden's with an investigation into twenty sixteen do that company and at one point they put it in a proposed statement which Zilenski advisors took out and they came back and said no no no you got to put it back in there they were insistent it was obvious every Republican in the Senate and the House knows that and yet they're running around line Ron Johnson he committed of course what's called a gaff in Washington DC when somebody accidentally tells truth and he did and they get caught telling the truth he did and it's surprising to see this come from Ron Johnson only because he's not for election until two thousand twenty two so he's not worried about an immediate primary I'm not sure what his concerns are what he wants from the president or what the president's holding over him but he's his interview yesterday on meet the press was despicable now I'm willing to bet when he they've booked him he was still wincing as a comment when he got there and he tried to deflect and go to ridiculous claims Chuck Todd held them accountable thank goodness I mean that's one of I guess the good parts that were seeing injuring this whole spectacle of the trump administration is that journalists are doing a fantastic job trying to hold people accountable and Johnson frankly just looked pathetic they were guests today well it's kind of painful but let's take a look here is Chuck Todd asking the center about it on meet the press yesterday why did you wince and what did you mean by those two things combined well let me first before I start answering all the detailed questions let me just talk about why I'm pretty sympathetic with what president trump is gone by the way you've got John Brennan you ought to ask our director Brennan what did Peter Struck mean when he texted Lisa page on December fifteen two thousand sixteen did has everything to do with Ukraine I have my third letter into the Inspector General tells US senator asking to just confirm just confirm are you investigating those leaks destruc- talked about senator no idea I know the news media media or Senator Johnson Johnson meals please answer the question that I asked you instead of trying make Donald Trump feel better here that you're not criticizing ainge was simple question Mary vice made you what made you win that's what I'm asking a simple question about you clearly were upset that somehow there was an indication that was unfrozen because the president wanted an investigation. Why did you rent because I didn't want those connected and AH supporting the eight as as Senator Murphy as everybody that went to that initial inauguration but here's the salient point of why came forward when I asked the president about that he completely denied it he adamantly denied it he vehemently angrily denied he said I'd never do that so that that is the piece of the puzzle I'm here to report today of course Mike Barnicle wow what is sniffling quisling like performance on meet the Press Mike it's Senator United States senator representing the good people Wisconsin bringing up conspiracy theories from years past trying to somehow say that explains Donald Trump holding up four hundred million dollars worth of military aid protect the democratic ally from further invasion from Vladimir airport and a man that Donald Trump has of course capitulated to time and time again and every meeting that they had and it's just all of these displays and we'll get Marco Rubio's display Marcos and a few good things during this investigation but Ron Johnson there how many others I said earns the other day and I thought by God you enter public service for this to cower in front of your own people and ally in front of you your own people and the just not tell them the truth it's it's it's astounding and it gets worse by the day and of course we know the whole end badly for donald trump and everybody else that apologizes for him but it is so painful to watch right now joe a few moments ago he made the observation as we opened the show with the clip of Marco Rubio and Roy Blunt speaking and you made the observation that they know they go out and did these things but they know behind the scenes they know well Joe they all know and they have all chosen they've had choice to protect the country or protect their status in office they've chose their own re election hopes and dreams over the United States of America last night the president of the United States betrayed analysis in the field the Kurds in Turkey that's just the latest thing he's done you mentioned Mitt Romney nearly seventy years ago there was one individual Margaret Chase Smith who spoke out against Joe McCarthy the height of the red scare in the early nineteen fifties history still remembers her remembers the name remembers the.
"kobani" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon the Gulf between President Trump and his intelligence officials open wider this week North Korea, Iran and the security threat posed by climate change the assessment of the leader to the US intelligence agencies differ dramatically from mad at the president. When they appeared before the Senate intelligence committee when it comes to ISIS the terror group, which President Trump has declared beaten, the director of national intelligence, Dan, coach said, quote, ISIS is intent on resurging and still commands thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria guild from Marc Lamont is an Adjunct Senior fellow at the council on foreign relations and joins us now. Thanks so much for being with us. Great to join you you were I gather in northeast Syria when President Trump ordered US troops out of Syria. What did you see how did you react? I was actually there while the president of Turkey was threatening to invade. And that was certainly made. For an interesting moment when you were talking to US-backed forces who immediately said are the Americans going to allow this. You know, we fought ISIS with you for years. What is gonna come next for us? Well, and and help us understand what you said to them. I mean as you can imagine Scott, right? There is no immediate or good answer. Right. Then in that moment. But what I said was that I think it is not lost on the US policy making community the sacrifices. You know, if you go around northeast Syria, you see row after row of white marble tombstones, which are the young people thousands of young people who have given their lives in the ISIS fight. I interviewed the father of a young woman who was killed. Fight against ISIS and Kobani. And he said, look we never expected. This would be our daughter's fate. But we're very proud. If it's part of something bigger, and we just hope this will bring lasting stability is ISIS done for the territory that ISIS holds is certainly no longer in their hands. But it is much easier to kill a terrorist than it is to slay an ideology, and what I saw over and over and talking to folks was that people are really pushing forward. So in the city of Raka, I met this young man who sells perfume, and he didn't want his photograph taken because everyone is concerned about what comes next, but he said I want to tell you that things are much better. I used to have twenty or thirty customers a day, then I posted my shop on Facebook. And now I have fifty or sixty and all we want is for ISIS to release stay at bay and for stability to continue. We'll do the work. We just want some help and keeping ISIS keeping the pressure on ISIS and one commander. I was going to interview she called me and said, you know, I'm going to be. Late. And in fact, I don't think I'll be able to come today because I had put an under her teammates car as they left Russia on a routine patrol. So what you see is a force that wants to reemerge and to date at the US backed forces have done a pretty powerful job in keeping them underground. What will the effect of you wish withdrawal? The question is how and what next right because you the questions is a vacuum left, which would doubtedly be filled by ISIS, and then how do you deal with that reemerging threat because right now what I think is so often loss Scott is that US policy is actually leading toward real forward. Momentum an actual progress on the ground for moms and dads who are fighting every single day on the front line of extremism. You know, one mom I interviewed runs a pajama shop who talked to me about how her daughter was nearly arrested by ISIS for wearing pajamas out in the street that had a smiley face on them. And she said all we want is to just be able to live our lives and send our kids to school and thus far US-backed forces have actually brought a level of stability that have has allowed that to happen. And so if you have the Americans pullouts, which is kind of the is that is holding this altogether because you don't see them. But you know, they're there. The question is who fills that vacuum? And then with the US have to go back in to deal with it again. Gales from Vermont as an Adjunct Senior fellow at the council on foreign relations..
"kobani" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"And then another thing i wanted to get into with you that i felt was interesting and wrote an article about pacts murga has been nominated for a nobel peaceprize you wrote an article about this where it talks about iman shoe galati a lawmaker for norway's progressive party making the nomination sing peshmerga been crucial to the fact that we have been able to fight isis which i believe is the greatest enemy of humanity that the sacrifices of the past murga victims of the front line of the ban on the battle against isis isis probably would be bigger and more powerful than they are today and then you're kind of joking about the with me yesterday and the phone you were like if bigoted nobel peaceprize do i get a fucking although peace prize it no it was funny 'cause uh well i mean one it's it's so i think it's excellent for the uh uh they they should be nominated because the peshmerga you know fought blood did a a lot of good things and lot of putin one bam power time into fighting isis in their uh the region ito it is interesting that they haven't eaten mention the syrian kurds 'cause i feel like they have done as much a part is the peshmerga have and there were also said there are also a unified front from all the way down anchor cook all the way up north through the k r g and then across the border into syria um and that that front end did you know over where kobani used because 'afrand in kobani were geographically separated there are bunch of bad guys in between them but they're they the syrian kurds and the iraqi kurds had a unified front as one point that out.
"kobani" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"That is not as from these probably you are but a effort itself is is pretty important because it's right along the euphrates a as i understand it air my wrong there yet while the euphrates cuts between kobani and 'afrand cantons right and the effort itself is a great up against the turkish border um so i in there's there's a bit of a some cultural relevance there of just general hatred between the turks the kurds and as well as a land land the view of use of land ownership of resources uh as i understand it afrian is as some of the biggest oil deposit receiving large all deposits in phnom in northern syria and what is still considered the kurdistan so i don't think they want to give that up for resource reasons and why do you think the turks are pressing this issue now i mean it's not the first time that they've gone into northern syria but now this is a renewed offensive sure um i think the renewal is really just it's it's all timing because they didn't want to have to deal with so many things like one now they're able to task the free syrian army as merck's for them so to speak when before they would have been tied up biting the islamic state's turkey was tied to play an islamic state's there's a lot more coalition involvement in the region and i think they're just waited fertile the die down after the isis conflict before making their move some of the fsa guys were always um you know turkish patsies weren't there.
"kobani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Of demanding thousands of dollars from a suspect president muhammadu buhari has promised to bring an end to corruption and impunity kurds in northern syria have reacted angrily to the emergence of a video apparently showing the mutilated body of a kurdish female fighter they've accused syrian rebels allied to turkey of killing her and then filming her corpse a kurdish official identified the woman as baron kobani who had taken an active part in the us backed campaign to drive i s militants from northern syria the chinese culture ministry has banning parodies of patrotic songs officials say they are responding to citizens complaints after video emerged online of a group of teachers seeing their own lyrics to a classic song officials said websites must respect history and classic artworks the opposition in the maldives has accused the government of delaying the release of nine political prisoners ordered by the supreme court it fears a delay will trigger violence but the government said it had concerns about releasing those jailed for terrorism corruption and treason kenyan police have arrested another member of parliament following tuesday's ceremony where the opposition leader raila odinga swore himself in as what he called the people's president reports say george a lot were well was picked up by detectives at his home in nairobi and taken away for questioning the spanish intelligence agency has cracked a 500year old secret code used in correspondence between king iii of the second of arrogant and the military commander the letters to the leader of the campaign in italy include detailed instructions on strategy and admonishments bbc news have you ever been in a busy place and suddenly felt this orientated i remember vividly that i walked at i tend right into a busy street and i just kept walking and walking and suddenly realised that i was lost its overwhelming i was in uh the real state of patti you're in the way that i started running forward and to her who's not were coffee cups briefcases all sorts of effective and you don't know if you will ever find your way home grant searches space during rushhour under blind no with rock solid conviction you will never get out of i'm emily wet and this week on outlook weekend lost in the city of part one chasm city philippines in a small home in a.
"kobani" Discussed on WNYC 820AM
"The world the bbc world service on wnyc am and fm new york as a child in the philippines jodeco artery one did away from home and couldn't find his way back thirty one years later he decided to try again by knelt down and cut the perspective of what i would have seen was a little boy i was expecting or these members to flood back that it was very difficult to piece together any information coming up on outlet weekend lost in the city stay with us bbc news with jonathan eyes on north korea has defended its plan to hold a military parade one day before the opening ceremony for the winter olympics in south korea the south has criticized pyongyang's decision and has predicted that it's likely to be threatening at such a sensitive time the head of nigeria's anticorruption court done la the obama has been charged with bribery nigeria's anticorruption body has accused him of demanding thousands of dollars from a suspect president muhammadu buhari has promised to bring an end to corruption and impunity kudzu northern syria have reacted angrily to the emergence of a video apparently showing the mutilated body of a kurdish female fighter they have accused syrian rebels allied to turkey of killing her and then filming her corpse a kurdish official identified the woman as barron kobani who had taken an active part in the us backed campaign to drive i s militants from northern syria the chinese culture ministry is banning parodies of patriotic songs officials say they are responding to citizens complaints after video emerged online of a group of teachers singing their own lyrics to a classic song officials said websites must respect history and plastic artworks the opposition in the maldives has accused the government of delaying the release of nine political prisoners ordered by the supreme court it fears a delay will trigger violence but the government said it had concerns about releasing those jailed for terrorism corruption and treason kenyan police have arrested another member of parliament following tuesday's ceremony where the opposition leader raila odinga swore himself in as what he called the people's president reports say george a lot way was picked up by detectives at his home in nairobi and taken away for questioning the spanish intelligence agency has cracked a 500year old secret code used in correspondence between king ferdinand the second of arrogant and the military commander the letters to the leader of the.
"kobani" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"In uh in communication with the switch but it is this kind of strident turkish nationalism that overtook turkish policy when it came to syria and when president obama went to the trick since it hey we really need your help on the islamic state the turks it actually um we have other priorities and that's nothing out uh kurdish nationalism because the last thing we want to see is this prudish autonomous independiente whatever you want to call it state with entity whatever on turkey's southern border carved out of of northern syria and so there was this kind of turning a blind eye to extremist groups like isis that was we're gonna fight declined the i or was it as some people suggest even a little bit more uh supportive the just a blind eye joe there was an evolution there was evolution of turkish policy here um the turks initially uh were willing to be absent in american intervention in seer were willing to allow people to use their territory uh extremist use their territory to attack the assad regime um when it came to the kurds when it came to kobani uh and uh and the isis onslaught on kobani the turks decided not to act because essentially isis was doing its bit it there is some evidence that the turkish newspaper dream rudy yet which is a a left national list alleged keeper of the added trickiest flame um had alleged we uncovered evidence that the turks were actually shipping weapons uh that were coming to the hands of isis the journalist and editor who did those stores ended up in jail for this so there is some circumstantial evidence they were directly according there's no doubt there's no doubt of course that the turks were coordinating with uh with.
"kobani" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"With his plan jobs will grow and family incomes will rise the goal earth yet middleclass doctors down to get good to prevent job exportation which are car at a business taxes really encourage people to go offshore but more jobs at opportunity for the american people i'm john lawrence reporting its 22 till isis has been blasted out of rocco the city once called the terror groups capital is in shambles correspondent are with damon is in syria and reports rebuilding will not be easy fittest section of rock is so fast and devastating it's heartbreaking and it's going to take at least three to four months before civilians can even begin to go back and try to take stock of what it is that they have actually physically loss because that is how long it's going to take clear the city of various explosives and mines the civilian population relations now by and large languishing in overcrowded refugee camps than among them very little celebration at the liberation of their city because of the price they had to pay for it everybody who we spoke to knows someone who has died whether it's a relative a loved one or a fines and when it comes to the actual physical reconstruction of rock where is the civilian counsel even going to begin if we take kobani that saw a similar scale of destruction to rock while only fifty percent of it all is actually approximately been rebuilt and the international donations that were pledged they never materialize p opel had to build their homes if they could afford it out of their savings and additional they just because isis has physically lost the territory of its caliphat as we keep hearing time and time again that does not mean that isis as an ideology as an entity capable of carrying out attacks and drawing an even more recruits is necessarily over what we heard from a man from bahrain who has been detained by the kurdish forces is that isis already has a plan in place he says they have the finances they have the means they have the capability to morph andrea march again i would ayman kobani syria it's twenty till now jimbo hannah.
"kobani" Discussed on KOMO
"That opportunity for the american people i'm john lawrence reporting its 22 till isis has been blasted out of rocker the city once called the terror groups capital is in shambles correspondent are with damon is in syria and reports rebuilding will not be easy section of rock it's so fast and devastating it's heartbreaking and it's going to take at least three to four months before civilians can even begin to go back and take stock of what it is that they have actually physically loss because that is how long it's going to take clear the city of various explosives and mines the civilian pop now by on lives languishing and overcrowded refugee camps than among them very little celebration at the liberation of their city because of the price they had to pay for it everybody who respect you knows someone who has died whether it's a relative a loved one or a fines and when it comes the actual physical reconstruction of rock up where is the civilian counsel even going to begin if we take kobani that saw a similar scale up destruction to out well only fifty percent of it has actually approximately then rebuilt and the international donations that were pledged they never materialized people had to build their homes if they could afford it out of their savings and additional additionally just because isis has physically lost the territory of its caliphat as we keep hearing time and time again that does not mean that isis as an ideology as an entity capable of carrying out attacks and drawing an even more recruits is necessarily over what we heard from a man from buslane who has been detained by the kurdish forces is that isis already has a plan in place he says they have the finances they have the means they have the capability to morse andrea march again i would aim and kobani syria beards twenty till now jim bohannon we all have.
"kobani" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"His plan jobs will grow and family incomes will rise the goal earth yet middle class doctors style to get to prevent job exportation which are car at a business taxes really encourage people to go offshore and produce produce more jobs and opportunity for the american people i'm john lawrence reporting its 22 till isis has been blasted out of rock the city once called the terror groups capital is in shambles correspondent are with damon is in syria and reports rebuilding will not be easy they just section of russia is so fast and death stating it's heartbreaking and it's going to take at least three to four months before civilians can even begin to go back and try to take stock of what it is that they have actually physically loss because that is how long it's going to take clear the city of various explosives and minds these civilian population now by and large languishing and over for crowded refugee camps in among them very little celebration at the liberation of their city because of the price they had to pay for it everybody who we spoke to knows someone who has died whether it's a relative a loved one or a fines and when it comes to the actual physical reconstruction of rock up where is the civilian counsel even dying to began if we take kobani that saw a similar scale of destruction to rock out well only fifty percent of it has actually approximately been rebuilt and the international donations that were plaid's they never materialize people had to build their homes if they could afford it out of their savings and additional aid just because isis huzzah physically lost the territory of its caliphate as we keep hearing time and time again that does not mean that isis as an ideology as an entity capable of carrying out attacks and drawing an even more recruits is necessarily over what we heard from a man from the train who has been detained by the kurdish forces is that isis all ready has a plan in place he says they have the finances they have the means they have the capability to morph andrea march again i would aim kobani syria it's twenty till now jimbo.
"kobani" Discussed on KOIL
"The goal earth yet middleclass doctors style to get to prevent job exportation which are car at a business taxes really encourage people to go offshore and produce more jobs at opportunity for the american people i'm john lawrence reporting its 22 till isis has been blasted out of rock the city once called the terror groups capital is in shambles correspondent are with damon is in syria and reports rebuilding will not be easy section of rock is so fast and devastating it's heartbreaking and it's going to take at least three to four months before civilians can even begin to go back and try to take stock of what it is that they have actually physically loss because that is how long it's going to say clear the city of various explosives and mines these civilian population now by on lives languishing in overcrowded refugee kanthan among them very little celebration at the liberalisation of their city because of the price they had to pay for it everybody who we stepped knows someone who has died whether it's a relics have a loved one or a finds and when it comes to the actual physical reconstruction of rock up where is the civilian counsel even going to begin if we take kobani that saw a similar scale up destruction well only fifty percent of it all is actually approximately then rebuilt and the international donations that were pledged they never materialized people had to build their homes if they could afford it out of their savings and additional aid just because isis has physically lost the territory of its caliphat as we keep hearing time and time again that does not mean that isis as an ideology as an entity capable of carrying out attacks and drawing an even more recruits is necessarily over what we heard from a man from the plane who has been detained by the kurdish forces is that isis already high as a plan in place he says they have the finances they have the means they have the capability to morph andrea march again i would aiming kobani syria it's twenty till now jim.
"kobani" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"Supreme court approved portions of the trump travel ban go into effect today a lot of focus on what it means to be in a bona fide close relationship with someone in the united states for many that's what will get him in the latest from cbs news correspondent jan crawford now that some guidance from the state department and they're saying that a close family relationship enclosed at harris fast child are sibling already in the united states that grandparents grandchildren ads are called either extended family members does are not considered close relationships and i think that's where we may see some leading gatien cardinal george pell accused such will abuse cbs's seth dome reporting from rome where the vatican cardinal granted a leave of absence to return to his native australia to defend himself the seventy six year old cardinal was reflective but forceful railing against what he said was nearly two years of relentless character assassination i'm innocent of these charges they are false the whole idea of sexual abuse is our chance to me australian police did not provide any specific details of the multiple charges of sexual assault us troops playing a larger role in syria cbs's holly williams in kobani's serious speaking with lieutenant general stephen towns and he's the head of the uslead coalition to fight isis he said that the us has agreed a demarcation line here in syria with the regime and its ally russia and he downplayed fears that the us and russia could be drawn into a direct conflict here in syria at least twenty large fires burning in the west right now dozens of homes evacuated in burbank california brush fire raging cbs news correspondent jamie yuccas they're says there are concerns that fires once put out can rise again firefighters left house as all over the health here we have seen hotspots pot backup this morning we know there are two engines on site to make sure they put out those hotspots if they flare backup but the problem going into the weekend now is that winds are expected to get high says some areas of los angeles are going from highfiredanger to very high and a rocky commander says his forces have taken mozell landmark all new remorse compound destroyed by the islamic state last week of the mosque very symbolic from its poll pits isis leader abu bunker alboghdadi in july of 2014 declared a self styled caliphate in syria.
"kobani" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Ooh ooh even were talking of had sort of americans more broadly not hawaii think that they agree that there is just not a good outlook of where america is right now there is not a lot of confidence in institutions whether that be the president congress political parties so is sort of a really sour mood if you're if you've been feeling that across the country then then you are not alone and severe political reporter jessica taylor and we will link you to more from the npr pbs newshour mirrors to poll at here and now dot org jessica thanks thank you on out of the fight against isis we've talked about the push against the group in mozell in iraq isis is also losing its grip on its defacto capital in syria raca isis fighters being pushed deeper and deeper into small pockets of that city by us airstrikes and syrian democratic forces cbs correspondent holly williams and her team uh the first american television crew to report from inside raka in fact there among the few western journalist who've been inside syria yeah you can see the reporting here in our dot org it's amazing earlier this week as members of her team move forward they respond by isis snipers out producer of not abdelkader had no choice but to make a run for its those both they were safe but he's down by at least two snipe is in hollywood means joins us now by cell phone from kobani unserious border with turkey about seventy five miles from raka holly you were slightly behind you coup when they came under fire there is great danger there yeah i would not at hili we three of my came and there's a as they moved ordering rock are they were we could hearing democratic my old areas democratic forces are in guide raqqa um and uh dari fight has agreed to take three uh people or um and so i would not with them i always about.
"kobani" Discussed on Here & Now
"The syrian civil war is multisided uh we still have uh the syrian regime and oldest and the forces that support it uh we still have the syrian democratic forces uh which uh a backed by the us and then we still have the syrian rebel and russia and iran backing the assad regime as well look you you mentioned the civilians trapped in raka you may not have been in a moment earlier with your producer but you walk to the city we can see you uh what can you tell us about the civilians more we pin thing any through there and there was gunfire their dinner there was fighting very obviously going on there were there were airstrikes pummeling isis positions but we did the single severe head it was just empty streets empty houses and this very backhoe scott neighborhoods thumb houses buildings destroyed by air strikes others are pockmarked by artillery and mortar would do do you think they're dino there may be huddled in basements or they're just gone this is part of the refugee flow he i think in the neighborhood that we saw arm which has been very recently reclaim from isis civilians have long gone there in refugee camp but by all report there is with tens of thousands of civilians inside raka inside the neighborhood that are still controlled by isis cbs news correspondent holly williams speaking to us from kobani's syria on the turkish border after being the first american crew inside rocket and as we said holly one of the few who's in syria um uh please take care that grohmann.
"kobani" Discussed on Here & Now
"That's a pure political reporter jessica taylor and we will link you to more from the npr pbs newshour mirrors poll at here now dot org jessica thanks thank you out of the fight against isis we've talked about the push against the group in mozell in iraq isis is also losing its grip on its defacto capital in syria raka isis fighters being pushed deeper and deeper into small pockets of that city by us airstrikes and syrian democratic forces cbs correspondent holly williams and her team or the first american television crew to report from inside raka in fact there among the few western journalist who've been inside syria you can see the reporting here now dot org it's amazing how early this week as members of her team move forward they were spotted by isis snipers out producer omar abdelkader had no choice but to make a run for its thought they were safe pick teams down by at least two snipers in hollywood names joins us now by cell phone from kobani unserious border with turkey about seventy five miles from rocker holly you were slightly behind your crew when they came under fire there is great danger there yeah i would not at only we might might amen are as they moved ordering rocco they will we could your ian democratic we will all with theory is that mccarty forces are inside raqqa um and uh the fight has agreed to take three people or um and so i was not with them i was about four hundred yards back um but it was a it was a pretty scary situation for that they would bought hit by at least to isis knife is um and they had to make a run for it to take cover will and it's clear that isis is still there the absolutely still there i mean the syrian democratic forces who are america's allies on on the ground here interior in northeastern jerry in the fight against isis are rapidly taking back territory lost week alone and they apparently took back seventeen square miles um but the us also says that there are about twenty five hundred isis fired his last inside rock on on and doors the hot because the city that we didn't the when we walked into rocco uh whether it's fighters who a hold up uh as well as not tens of thousands of civilians by the way who were the syrian democratic forces.