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Receivers to Target in the Late Rounds of your Dynasty Rookie Draft - burst 04
"Turnaround. Flip them for profit moving onto the next guy who ran five picks later in the nineteenth pick of the guy that i am super high on. Its the army brown from north carolina. Going to the washington football team and let me tell you why i like damn brown. The rebound has six one. One hundred eighty nine pounds of has pretty ideal size for receiver but and north carolina. he had to terrific seasons. He's past two seasons in twenty twenty. He had fifty five catches for one thousand ninety nine yards and the twenty nine thousand nine hundred fifty one catches for one thousand three hundred four forty nine yards and oh by the way throughout. He had twelve touchdowns in his sophomore year in towns in his junior. This is pretty impressive. Because i'm not sure if the North carolina has had great quarterback play particularly either. It is not. I'm not super familiar with a north carolina. The program but how how how should be the number one pick probably next year so they. They've had a pretty good quarterback he's other classmate that's right. I did hear about how so okay. They did have how but anyway. A guy putting up static this two years as Sophomore and junior. And he's doing this by the way with fifty one and fifth in fifty five receptions so it's not like he's getting a ton of targets he's maximizing opportunities putting up staff that are up there with with the top of the top and so this is a guy that You could argue count. Wise in what he's produced typically makes him atop success in receiver in this class. But oh by the way. He's fallen into the third round. Now the draft and he's actually ending up in a landing spot better than the guys that went before him because the washington football team they have terry maclaurin but do they have a number two receiver. No the don't cam. Sims is not going to cut it. Let's let's be real here for second. Kempson is not going to cut this guy who's going to step in right away and be the number two receiver so if anything. I can see this guy having a top five season as far as rookie receivers this this upcoming season because there is such an immediate chance for brown shine. I loved the town. And i love the situation. So both those things matchup for me and ryan patrick in their offense while just knowing ryan fitzpatrick. He's a guy who likes to sling the ball He's not free for big throws and yami brown is a guy that could be a target while so this is an the situation to really like especially in the strip term but i think his talent overall what is what will help him. Secure the number two role for washington in the long term. You did forget. Courtesy meals with their in the offseason. Curtis samuel okay. yes courtesy. You might be the number two receiver. But i'm not. I'm not saying that kurdistan wills a lot in geometry breath. If i think those are two big comparable players and the down brown can still end up. Overtaken curtis samuel for the number two role because it's not like samuels established in washington. Anyway he's gonna they're gonna walk on equal playing fields if anything. Yeah to co plank. Roads honestly yeah. So i mean i you know how high was on diane. Be brian i think i was probably than anybody else in the industry pre-draft in you know the fact that he didn't get a super high draft capital. I think a lot of people would just never really caught up to where the hype was going was headed towards So now he kinda ended up back back to where he's at. I know you said you saw them. You know at the beginning of the third round in. I'm in motion address. At pretty much where i got him every draft. You know there was two guys. I walked away with almost in every draft i. It was karen's marshall because if he was following the second taking them and diani bryant third. I was taking him no matter what and wasn't trained. Now those picks and i wasn't moving up or down at sticking with it. So i ended up with jami round maybe beating my number one player at of all my dynasty leaks. So you know. I'm i'm really high. I think there's a lot of potential to proprietor curse. Amiel i do think we'll we'll out touch him for sure year. One you know. But terry mccaren is another guy you know. He did not have first round draft capital as a rookie. So he's only got a couple of years left before they have to really choose on renewing his contract whether they wanna pay him if they view him to be a. You know an elite receiver that they wanna pay top ten top twenty money. They might just let him walk. You know and if that's the case the brown is almost a cologne terry records. You know he. He averaged over twenty yards a catch with a lot of volume in college. Which is one of. it's got to be one. The highest of abo scouted and You know the way he wins is he. Wins deep wins. He's a burner he gets out feel and i think there's actually a lot of room for him to grow because didn't see him run a really complex route tree and north carolina. They didn't ask them to you. Know and as kirsten says you know why why would the team tell him to do something different and teach them other rouse when when he consistently wins for twenty on the field every time you know. They don't need them to do that but an nfl. He probably has higher upside now because he can still learn. The trees like we saw with decay metcalf in some other like a jay brown. You know the same knock on metcalf was he. He only ran Slants down the in the Mississippi offense coming out of college and look how that turned out you know now. He's one of the better route runners in the entire league to mix with the athletes athletic ability. So i really liked the army brown. And i think that You know if you're getting him in the late second and early dirty of your rookie drafts. I think you're you're walking away with one of their players in the draft. One of the guys that we both really like. You can expect for geometry brown to produce put up some big
Turkey: 20 detained in raids targeting PKK militants
"Police have detained 20 people and raids against suspected Kurdish militants, including three top local officials of the country's pro Kurdish party. Separately, the chairman of Turkey's Human Rights Association is also detained in Ankara following a raid on his home. Raids and Ankara and Istanbul came days after a top prosecutor filed the case with Turkey's highest court seeking to this man, the pro Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party, accusing it of ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, The U. And the U. S criticized the move, saying it would violate the rights of millions of voters in Turkey.
Pope Francis visits Kurdistan region of Iraq
"Francis traveled to northern Iraq on the final day of his historic visit to minister to the country's dwindling number of Christians. The pope was greeted at the herbal airport by the president of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Children, also saying and waved palm tree branches and
What Does A Biden Presidency Mean To US Foreign Relations?
"Might Joe Biden's presidency mean for US foreign policy with us, now three of NPR's international correspondents in some of the regions that are most consequential to the United States? NPR's Emily Fang is in Beijing. Lucien Kim is in Moscow and Jane Arraf is in Erbil, Iraq. Hello to you all. Good morning. Morning. So, Emily, let's start with you. The relationship between the U. S and China right now is quite tense. How was news of of President Elect Biden's win received in Beijing. Well, there wasn't much news because two days after the election results were called noticeably Absent is any official reaction from China's leader, She Jingping, He's not put up a message. By contrast in 2016. She congratulated Trump hours after the race was called this year. Foreign Ministry has dodged every question we've had for comment on their views about the election, and the silence is not because China prefers bite in over Trump, Trump of replied, And it's more out of an over abundance of caution because Trump has not officially conceded. Seven China's view It does not want to take a side if you will, and until someone is definitively inaugurated, and Trump still has more than two months left in office so he could put significant pressure on China. Still, if he's provoked Okay, So China's taking a wait and see approach Lucy and there was all of this concern about Russian potential Russian interference in this election. We didn't see much of that. How is Moscow, reacting to the prospect of a Biden presidency? Well, it's interesting. It's very similar to the situation in Beijing here. The absence of any congratulations from President Vladimir Putin has been noticeable today. His spokesman told reporters that Putin will wait for official results because Trump has not conceded and wants to dispute the the count in the courts. One prominent Russian who did congratulate Biden, his opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He's recovering from a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. The day after the U. S election. Navalny went on social media to say that the suspense about who Would eventually when the race was evidence that America's elections are real, but officially on state TV. The main message is that this election was marred by irregularities and fraud. So in a sense, not that different from Russian elections and the messier the transition of power is in the US, the better it is for the Kremlin because the US stops looking like a model democracy. Well, that's interesting. Jane, China and Russia both taking a wait and see approach did Iraqi leadership say anything this weekend? They did. They generally welcomed Biden's election. And, you know, there's not expected to be really a dramatic or immediate change in policy. One of the big issues here is withdrawal of US troops and Biden like Trump is in favor of those, But I gotta be honest Officials here are breathing a sigh of relief. You know, one of them put it. Will no longer be one tweet away from learning of major foreign policy decisions. And then there's the fact that Biden you Noah's head of a CZ, a member of the leading member, ranking member of the Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then the point man on Iraq. For then President Obama knows the leaders here and he knows them well, and that will make a difference. I spoke to one senior Iraqi official who said he's dealt with them in years for years. Sorry, and and the thing that stands out is Biden's essential decency, he says. Decency. OK, Lucien Joe Biden known for his decency, Yes, but unlike President Trump, he does not seem primed to like Vladimir Putin or to soft pedal things with Russia. How might his election change the U. S Russia relationship? All right. There is no expectation here at all that Biden will be easier on Russia. I spoke to one of Russia's leading foreign policy experts fielder Lukianoff about what he expects from a Biden presidency. They don't think that many people at Moscow believed that the U. S will be able to be back to the old good days of liberal order as it was in 90 Sorento Seldon's, But the rhetoric will be ah, muchmore like Obama or even Clinton spirit. So in other words, the expectation in Moscow is that Biden will bring up human rights and democracy and also take a greater interest in what happens in the former Soviet Union. There is no love for Biden in Moscow. He met with Putin when he was vice president and has been very critical of the Kremlin. But those negative feelings aside, there is also a certain trump fatigue in Moscow. There were really high hopes for years ago and today U. S. Russian relations are at their lowest point since the Cold War. So there is some hope in Moscow that Biden will be more predictable and be able to start a sober professional dialogue on pressing bilateral issues of the first one that comes to mind his arms control. More predictable. Emily might also be interesting or helpful to China, right because it's been four sort of madcap years of trade wars and overnight tweets. And yet Beijing's position in the world is different now than it was when President Trump took office, isn't it? Yes, it's gone from what was then A developing regional power, too, in the U. S has eyes and this is accurate. A global competitors and that growing more negative view has led the US over the last four years to sanction Chinese officials, major Chinese companies and to limit the number of Of Chinese people who study and work in the US, But within China, you have the inverse of this negativity. China's had this surgeon self confidence since 2016. It's controlled a corona virus pandemic. It's produced some truly global companies, and that gives Beijing a sense that this is China's time to shine. And right now we're at this hugely uncertain moment in the relationship trumps refusal to conceive means that there's even warn certainty because Beijing cannot decide what its next move is going to be right now. Okay. If China is under the impression that it is, it's time to shine economically makes a lot of sense. Does a president Biden change that in any way? He could. Biden is expected to continue to push China and human rights issues such as Hong Kong civil rights Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of people have been detained. Remember he called cheating Ping a thug during one of the last presidential debates. But many in trying to hope us under Biden will temper the relationship and cooperate on things like trade and climate change. But Biden could also have a much more multilateral approach and that could actually put pressure on China. And Jane. Lastly, I want to reach back into history. Joe Biden once suggested that Iraq would be better off his three separate autonomous regions Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite. How was that idea held up? Yeah, so he was suggesting autonomous regions, but still with the central government and here in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, they very much welcome that support for increase power to the regions, but in other places it was seen as fuelling Iraq's sectarian divide. And there's still a bit of concern about that idea. But a lot of it has moved on to concern about Iran. And on that one he's seen as not being quite a cz obsessed with isolating Iran. So even some militia leaders here have welcomed his election. Okay. NPR's Jane Arraf in Erbil, Iraq, Emily faIIing in Beijing and Lucien Kim in Moscow. Thanks, everyone.
World leaders congratulate Biden on projected win, but some await “official results”
"Joe Biden's presidency mean for us foreign policy with us, now three of NPR's international correspondents in some of the the regions regions that that are are most most consequential consequential to to the the United United States? States? NPR's NPR's Emily Emily Fang Fang is is in in Beijing. Beijing. Lucien Lucien Kim Kim is is in in Moscow Moscow and and Jane Jane Arraf Arraf is is in in Erbil, Erbil, Iraq. Iraq. Hello Hello to to you you all. Good morning. Morning. So, Emily, let's start with you. The relationship between the U. S and China right now is quite tense. How was news of of President Elect Biden's win received in Beijing. Well, there wasn't much news because two days after the election results were called noticeably Absent is any official reaction from China's leader? She Jingping, he's non put up a message. By contrast in 2016. She congratulated Trump hours after the race was called this year. The Foreign Ministry has dodged every question we've had for comment on their views about the election, and the silence is not because China prefers bite in over Trump, Trump of replied, And it's more out of an over abundance of caution because Trump has not officially conceded. Seven China's view It does not want to take a side if you will, and until someone is definitively inaugurated, and Trump still has more than two months left in office so he could put significant pressure on China. Still, if he's provoked Okay, So China's taking a wait and see approach Lucy and there was all of this concern about Russian potential Russian interference in this election. We didn't see much of that. How is Moscow, reacting to the prospect of a Biden presidency? We'll enter. It's interesting. It's very similar to the situation in Beijing here. The absence of any congratulations from President Vladimir Putin has been noticeable today. His spokesman told reporters that Putin will wait for official results because Trump has not conceded and wants to dispute the account in the courts. One prominent Russian who did congratulate Biden, his opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He's recovering from a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. The day after the U. S election. Navalny went on social media to say that the suspense about who Would eventually when the race was evidence that America's elections are riel, but officially on state TV. The main message is that this election was marred by irregularities and fraud. So in a sense, not that different from Russian elections and the messier the transition of power is in the US, the better it is for the Kremlin because the US stops looking like a model democracy. Well, that's interesting. Jane, China and Russia both taking a wait and see approach did Iraqi leadership say anything this weekend? They did. They generally welcomed Biden's election. And, you know, there's not expected to be really a dramatic or immediate change in policy. One of the big issues here is withdrawal of US troops and Biden like Trump is in favor of those, But I gotta be honest Officials here are breathing a sigh of relief. You know, one of them put it. Will no longer be one tweet away from learning of major foreign policy decisions. And then there's the fact that Biden you Noah's head of a CZ, a member of the leading member, ranking member of the Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then the point man on Iraq. For then President Obama knows the leaders here and he knows them well, and that will make a difference. I spoke to one senior Iraqi official who said he's dealt with them in years for years story and and the thing that stands out is Biden's essential decency, he says. Decency. OK, Lucien Joe Biden known for his decency, Yes, but unlike President Trump, he does not seem primed to like Vladimir Putin or to soft pedal things with Russia. How might his election change the U. S Russia relationship? All right. There is no expectation here at all that Biden will be easier on Russia. I spoke to one of Russia's leading foreign policy experts fielder Lukianoff about what he expects from a Biden presidency. I don't think that many people at Moscow believed that the U. S will be able to be back to the old good days of liberals order as it was in 90 Sorento Seldon's, But the rhetoric will be ah, muchmore like Obama, or even Clinton period. So in other words, the expectation in Moscow is that Biden will bring up human rights and democracy and also take a greater interest in what happens in the former Soviet Union. There is no love for Biden in Moscow. He met with Putin when he was vice president and has been very critical of the Kremlin. But those negative feelings aside, there is also a certain trump fatigue in Moscow. There were really high hopes for years ago and today U. S. Russian relations are at their lowest point since the Cold War. So there is some hope in Moscow that Biden will be more predictable and be able to start a sober professional dialogue on pressing bilateral issues of the first one that comes to mind his arms control. More predictable. Emily might also be interesting or helpful to China, right because it's been four sort of madcap years of trade wars and overnight tweets. And yet Beijing's position in the world is different now than it was when President Trump took office, isn't it? Yes, it's gone from what was then A developing regional power, too, in the U. S has eyes and this is accurate. A global competitors and that growing more negative view has led the US over the last four years to sanction Chinese officials, major Chinese companies and to limit the number of Of Chinese people who study and work in the US, But within China, you have the inverse of this negativity. China's had this surgeon self confidence since 2016. It's controlled a corona virus pandemic. It's produced some truly global companies, and that gives Beijing a sense that this is China's time to shine. And right now we're at this hugely uncertain moment. And the relationship trumps refusal to conceive means that there's even more uncertainty because Beijing cannot decide what its next move is going to be right now. Okay. If China is under the impression that it is, it's time to shine economically, makes a lot of sense. Just a president Biden change that in any way. He could. Biden is expected to continue to push China and human rights issues such as Hong Kong civil rights Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of people have been detained. Remember he called cheating Ping a thug during one of the last presidential debates. But many in China hope us under Biden will temper the relationship and cooperate on things like trade and climate change. But Biden could also have a much more multilateral approach and that could actually put pressure on China. Jane. Lastly, I want to reach back into history. Joe Biden once suggested that Iraq would be better off his three separate autonomous regions Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite. How was that idea held up? Yeah, so he was suggesting autonomous regions, but still with the central government and here in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, they very much welcome that support for increase power to the regions, but in other places it was seen as fuelling Iraq's sectarian divide. And there's still a bit of concern about that idea. But a lot of it has moved on to concern about Iran. And on that one he's seen as not being quite as obsessed with isolating Iran. So even some militia leaders here have welcomed his election. Okay, NPR's Jane Arraf In Erbil, Iraq, Emily faIIing in Beijing and Lucien Kim in Moscow. Thanks, everyone. Well, thank you.
Kyrgyzstan's prime minister becomes acting president
"Cycle here in the U. S. Is moving at a breathtaking pace but consider the pace of things in the former Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. 10 days ago, just after the country held parliamentary elections, protesters took took to to the the streets, streets, accusing accusing officials officials of of corruption corruption and and rigging rigging the the vote. vote. A day later, protestors stormed the parliament building. And then Ferguson Central Election Commission and know the results of the vote and scores of officials stepped down, including the prime minister. Then this happened. What about the I didn't say it was impossible Long. Ferguson's president declared a state of emergency in the capital. That'll brings us to today when. In a written statement, Kurdistan's presidents turned by Jean Bekoff said he is also resigning from office, apparently after feeling some serious pressure from the newly appointed prime minister. Protesters threatened to storm the presidential compound of Jean Bekoff did not step down. Once news spread today of the president's resignation. Activist in Bishkek celebrated in in a a statement, statement, Jeanne Jeanne Bec Bec Oh, Oh, said said he he feared feared violence violence might might break break out out if if protesters protesters actually actually follow follow through through on on their their threat threat to to march march into into his his compound. compound. He He said. said. I I do do not not want want to to go go down down in in Cuba Cuba since history as the president who shed blood and shot at his own citizens. So after all this what's the situation in Kyrgyzstan nation grasping for some stability and wondering who is officially in charge? In his statement, the outgoing president called on the new prime minister and other politicians to get their supporters off the streets and bring peaceful life back to the people of dish back.
Buy the way? Kyrgyzstans post-election chaos
"President whose whereabouts are unknown parliamentary offices overrun by protesters. Multiple opposition candidates vying to take the title of Prime Minister. After a national election confusion and chaos have. The former Soviet state of Kirghistan talked between Kazakhstan and China. Central Asia is a region ruled by strong men who typically get close to one hundred percent of the vote. So three years ago when in by Jane Bekov was elected Kurdistan's president uneventfully with fifty five percent was hailed as the region's first peaceful and democratic transfer of power look. Zone the but even then there were murmurs of electoral misconduct. This time the murmurs or a roar. Absence uncontested leadership has turned a country where both China and Russia have interests into a tinderbox. On Sunday K. Gestalt went to the polls to elect a new parliament and it was this event that ended up propelling, Stan about of political chaos because all of the opposition parties and also many of the people of kick stance they didn't accept the result join a Lewis Right about Central Asia for the economist and is based in Kazakhstan they started to come. In on Monday when a preliminary count showed that pro-presidential parties would be dominating parliamment and the opposition would have few seats. Book would be almost entirely shutout people took to the streets. Immediately thousands of people went to the main square in the capital Bishkek Sasi demonstrating against those results and when the police found to disperse, them will pitched battles between riot, police and protest. Of them, the protesters stormed the building housing, the president's office and Parliament and they were shouting that he should go and what is it that happened in the election that lead to such a reaction Without, that what? Protesters were absolutely furious about the I was that they believed that the results were skewed in favor of parties broadly loyal to the president. The second question that was really exercising these enraged protesters was how that was achieved and the allegation is that there was absolutely rampant vote buying I really have to say it was an open secret. In fact, it wasn't a secret that parties were going around paying people money to vote in their favour. We even know the going rate it was two thousand. Psalm, which is about twenty five dollars. Now, this is all alleged central investigation, but the evidence was was fairly credible that was circulating on social media. So when the results came in, that's why they took to the streets. What's the situation on the ground now who control? Well, events have moved in a very fluid manner fast moving because cake is Stan remains very much embroiled in this political turmoil, and really what we've seen forming is a power vacuum. The whereabouts of the president are actually unknown. By bekov says he's in control of the situation through spokespeople, but meanwhile, some political factions are at odds with other political factions. So all of those opposition forces and they're very disparate include nationalist liberal form as all kinds of different forces they are failing to find common cause. I mean we've seen mops from some actions basically aging in fisticuffs with other factions. The threat of violence has been hanging in the air in Kansas Stan and so what next how? How to unravel this? If protests have succeeded in having one of the main demands met the day after they stormed the presidential offices in parliament, the electoral commission announced that it would annul the results of those elections and they promised that there would be a rerun of the election. But of course, what's not clear with how can an election be now held in the current circumstances are power vacuum sporadic violence people out on the street so it's really unclear. If that's enough to satisfy the protesters and it's not only about the protesters. At this point, it's very much about the political factions, the clans, the people who are now jostling for power the prime minister who but bag Baranov resigned, and we have two rivals already claiming to be the prime minister. One of them is a rabble rousing nationalist former MP called Saudi Jackpot of who was actually sprung from jail during the unrest by his supporters and he had. Been in jail for kidnapping a local official during a previous bout of political unrest Mr Japan supporters have been aggressively sometimes violently trying to prevent rival factions from meeting besieging buildings in which they're meeting, throwing stones and scuffling with rivals. Basically, what happens next is a big question. It's a very unpredictable, very chaotic and potentially dangerous situation and given all that chaos and the potential for danger here. Do you do you think this has an international dimension to it? Outside powers are expressing deep concern over the situation in Kingston. On the one hand, we have China with which is Stan shares border and China has expressed concern and is clearly alarmed at reports that protesters are targeting Chinese own business interests in the country. Specifically, all my said operated by Chinese companies, and then on the other side, we have Russia, which is obviously stands former colonial power. Russia has a military base in Stan and it really doesn't like to see popular uprisings in what it considers to be its own. Geopolitical backyard, and this is of particular concern at this point in time because Russia has been looking on with great alarm at protests in Belarus on the other side of the former Soviet Union where protesters have a weeks now been coming out against the results of presidential elections indeed this week the Kremlin has started to make no secret of is concerned about events in is Stan and as basically saying that it's descending into chaos and that Moscow has obligations under a security treaty to prevent the situation from breaking down. From breaking down further I mean how how bad could this if this carries on? The confusion that Stan covertly faces may in the end how President Jiang Becker to hang onto power although it's very, very clear that at this point, he is not going to get the pliant parliament that he was hoping to get out of this election. He has three years left in office. Presidents can only serve a single term that's under a system introduced to prevent power grabs books. It's important to remember that is people have thrown two presidents in the past. So a suggestion Bekker's position is very shaky and what is really clear is the longer the power vacuum that we're currently seeing a stand remains unresolved the more likely it becomes that violence will be used to resolve it. Thanks very much for joining US join us. Thank you very much.
Travel to Turkmenistan
"I'd like to welcome back to the show Justin Barnes from Justin and crystal dot com, and just has come to talk to us about Turkmenistan Justin. Welcome back to the show. Thank you. Thanks for having me back and I say welcome back to the show Justin was on episode six, twenty, nine about the Big island of Hawaii. This is a very different destination. We're talking about today. What's your connection with Turkmenistan? We traveled there on a trip to or the stands. There's the five stands Turkmenistan Kazakhstan respect. Extended Kurdistan, and we went to four of them on a trip and Turkmenistan is certainly the most interesting of the bunch in terms of how foreign it was. The misers foreign every since the word will and I was very interested in doing the show because been one time since we've talked about Turkmenistan and because. Before covert hit, we had a amateur traveler trip plan to the stands not to all five to two. I think of them as I recall in two thousand and twenty one which has bumped to two thousand and twenty two, but still planning on taking a group to that region of the world. So should someone go to Turkmenistan all for one thing it has something that I am fairly certain no other country. In the world has which Zeke giant flaming pit in the middle of the desert that looks for one tencent purposes like a volcanic crater but is actually just burning natural gas and you can walk right up to the edge of it. It's about the ultimate across at about one hundred feet deep and that's something you're not gonna see any world's Laurel I think Azerbaijan has some similar geologic features of natural burning. Areas that have been burning for hundreds of years. Well, in addition to that, there's some very interesting Silk Road historical sites, and also some history even older than that going back to partying times in an earlier excellent and the Parthenon's being a contemporaries with an and rivals with the Romans. The recreation of the Persian state after the fall of Persia to Alexander the Great. Excellent will what should one do would enter and where are you going to take us on an itinerary here? So I would recommend or remain sites that can kind of seen in any. Any order. One is the capital Ashgabad, which is in the south central part of the country. nother one is the gas crater, which is more or less than the very center of the country. Kunia organic, which is the north central or the country. And finally merged, which is in the eastern part of the country in the horror which would go to those guys somewhat dictated in where you're coming from and where you're going to afterwards I think for the most are people who be traveling Turkmenistan. If you'RE GONNA, go that way you're not going to be going only to Turkmenistan, and so it's going to be part of a larger trip either balls, other stands and or. Now, we're you doing trip independently or as part of a tour or how did you arrange us? This was part of a tour. I. Think as a practical matter, it is very unlikely that somebody is going to get a visa to stand on their own is hard to get into Turkmenistan insulin less. You're going with a company that does a lot of tour packages there where they take care of getting visa process they donald is across all the ts I think for all intents and purposes it's it's almost impossible to get in unless you with without friends or family member living country. Will and one thing we should bring up just because people are gonNA look at the map and some people are going to say, no right away. Because of its neighbors. Because we just to the south of Turkmenistan Afghanistan in Iran Iran being very stable country right meal although not always one that my country the US is friendly with Afghanistan not necessarily. Being as stable but Turkenistan you've found to be fairly safe an interesting country to travel to. Yes and we went there from Iran and they were quite different but I felt safe in both places for different reasons. Under of the spectrum well in, we'll talk about more about Iran some other day. There's a couple, very fascinating episodes that we've done on. Iran made me want to get there ever since we've talked about it. So took minutes said you start at us in the capital, Yes yes. So Ashgabad new would either fly into or conceivably if you were on a road trip from either northern Iran or from Pakistan might come in. The car by I think most likely would come into the airport, which is very interesting. Airport probably will not see too many if any other airports that look the same with a multi billion dollar airport that looks like eighty giant Falcon or shave your channel self is a Falcon hundreds of feet. We'll be thousands of feet across.
Protests spark fears of new COVID surges
"What happens when protests and demonstrations meet a genuine viral threat Dr Jon Rubin is the CEO of the medical college of Wisconsin is joining us live on WTMJ good morning Sir thank you so much for your time soul the tendency I think among some people lose that cincy for home got lifted the virus went away that obviously is not the case now add in the fact that people are being so active socially and politically with street demonstrations and such I would imagine this is just gonna be like a Petri dish for this virus to spread thanks thanks so much for the questions you have and it's an important one you know we did see our largest three day total of new covert nineteen cases last week what about seventeen hundred cases from Thursday through Saturday and that is of significant concern on the other hand we're not seeing a huge spike in hospitalizations or deaths at least not in the last week with regard to the protests at Lancaster by knowledge and the pain and anger that people are feeling about the killing of George white and the longstanding frustration about the slow pace of dealing with racism and racial disparities so no one in minimizing anyway the reasons why people would allow ranger which exercise our right to protest peacefully but I am concerned about the potential impact of the protests not just because of crowding in the fact that some people were wearing face coverings but also because we know African American and Latino populations and other disenfranchised minorities have a higher likelihood of contracting culvert nineteen and minorities have worse outcomes especially African Americans you know on down to lead their issues with the healthcare system that need to be addressed also including an inequitable access and unconscious biases some of our providers but I I do think the problem is a reflection of many contributors to health especially the social determinants of health any of those under guard a lot of the protests doctoring and some people are taking a met wearing a mask and and turning it into a political statement can you clarify what good masks do what good wearing a mask does yeah thanks for the question Jane this really shouldn't be a political issue this is an issue of Kurdistan solidarity what we know is if people wear either a cloth or paper paper update covering that they reduce the spread of their own respiratory droplets when they call cough or sneeze and that's really important way that we can prevent spreading cut a symptomatic disease to other people many many people now know that covert nineteen can be spread when you when you feel perfectly fine and in fact you may be your peak level of contagious missing a day or two before you start your own symptoms Dr at the beginning of this I think a big part of slowing the curb was to alleviate pressure on health care workers how are they doing it have we progressed in terms of trying to take some of that pressure off of hospitals and health care workers yeah thanks for the question again we're doing really well in Wisconsin I think we were fortunate that we were weeks to months behind some other municipalities and we learned a lot about the virus just in terms of how to take care of patients who need to be admitted to the hospital and who needs to go in the icy use so I think we're doing reasonably well we do want to make sure that people continually social distancing good hand hygiene and making sure that they're careful about talking coughing sneezing around other people so that we don't have another surge that can overwhelm the capacity of our health systems really don't well here Dr John Raymond the CEO of the medical college of Wisconsin joining us live on WTMJ only got about a minute left but I wanted to ask you there's a a conventional wisdom being spread by some that this thing is going to cook out as summer is upon us that the bug is going to go away got up to ninety plus yesterday so certainly felt like summer is there any truth to that well we all hope that it will go away but I would say that the evidence is a weekend that there's a weather related factor with covert nineteen factors take a look at the southern hemisphere more it's been warm and there's been very significant spread of the disease so we can hold but I would still say let's socially distance and protect
Washington D.C. Mayor Extends Closures Through End of April
"Here's the mayor has extended the closures the city's public school mayor Muriel Bowser schools are will continue distance learning through April twenty seventh deputy mayor Paul behind this decision reflects the extraordinary circumstances that the district in the nation is facing together he says the extended closures come with an expectation that teaching and learning will continue this was starting his new from any of our schools and we are working to address challenges where they exist to increase the rigor and effectiveness of this distance learning heather Kurdistan WMAL in W. M. L. dot
Italian doctor estimates 60% of Bergamo population has coronavirus
"Also are one of the doctors are in the in in Italy that's in the middle of this that was talking the Wall Street journal he's seen all sorts of disasters in Haiti Chad Kurdistan Ivory Coast and he's in Bergen which is one of most was his wealthiest area nicest newest hospitals there he estimates that around sixty percent or more of the population of Birkenau has coronavirus sixty percent of Bergen he estimates has coronavirus what in god's name are you not understanding about this the death notices in the Bergen echo which is the paper there normally take up over a page just over a page on Monday they filled nine pages so nine times the death notice and by the way I did see the the contagious contagion whatever rate and it it literally is like approximately two times the contagious contagious nis America board of that than the than the regular flu it is two times more contagious than the
Olof Palme assassinated - Feb. 28, 1986
"The day was February. Twenty Eighth Nineteen eighty-six Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme was assassinated. The case remains unsolved though the investigation of the murder is still underway. Olaf Palme got his law degree from the University of Stockholm in one thousand nine hundred eighty one. He soon joined the Social Democratic Labour Party and got a job. In Sweden's Defense Ministry in Nineteen fifty. Three Palma was hired as the speechwriter. And Private Secretary of Tog Earl. Under the Prime Minister of Sweden from nineteen forty six to nineteen sixty nine palme was elected as a member of parliament in nineteen fifty seven and he continued to climb the political ladder in nineteen sixty three. He was appointed cabinet minister without port. Folio that title just means that he was elevated to the rank without being given responsibilities for a specific area of the government's activities from nineteen sixty five to nineteen sixty seven. Palme was minister of communication and in nineteen sixty seven. He was minister of Education and Culture AS MINISTER OF EDUCATION. He advocated for the inclusion of Marxist thought in curriculum and in nineteen sixty eight he marched against US involvement in the Vietnam War Homma morphed into an outspoken opponent of US foreign policy and as a result relations between Sweden and the US deteriorated in nineteen sixty nine. He was elected chairman of the Social Democratic Party and he became Prime Minister of Sweden. Pomme continue to be critical of the US's involvement in the war in Vietnam. He forged connections with cultural leaders and politicians around the world all the while gaining more international attention. He spoke out against apartheid in South Africa. He allied with Fidel Castro Prime Minister of Cuba at the same time Sweden with undergoing extensive social reforms. Some of the issues that these reforms affected were subsidized housing. Social Security Maternity leave and other family policies. This meant that taxes in Sweden or some of the highest in the World Palma's first term as prime minister lasted until nineteen seventy six when the lack of support for the Social Democrats led Palma to fall from power during this time. He acted as a mediator in the Iran hostage crisis as well as the Iran Iraq war but he was once again elected prime minister taking office in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. He continued to focus on international issues addressing wines like disarmament and security but he had evolved to become a little less politically controversial on February. Twenty Eighth Nineteen eighty-six Palmer and his wife least bit. We're walking home from the movies in Stockholm. He did not have bodyguards with him at the time just before midnight. Palme was shot from behind the first bullet which hit him in the back severed his spinal cord a second bullet Grace Lee bit. He was quickly transported to the hospital but he was declared dead mini conspiracy theories about who killed. Palme are merged a man named Chris. Dr pedder shown was arrested and convicted of his murder. But the conviction was overturned in Nineteen eighty-nine and pederson died in two thousand and four. Investigators have suspected the sweetest military. The South African Secret Service and the Kurdistan Workers Party though there were many witnesses to the shooting and thousands of people have been questioned. The murderer has not been solved.
Six more countries subject to Trump's expanded travel ban starting Saturday
"Today the trump administration's latest travel ban bars immigrants from Burma Eritrea Kurdistan in Nigeria's you don in Tanzania from entering the US the administration says all six countries have quote deficiencies in sharing terrorist criminal or identity information and quote this comes after president trump's original travel ban was blocked by the courts in two thousand seventeen until the U. S. Supreme Court upheld the president's right to issue
U.S. declares coronavirus health emergency, bars foreign nationals who visited China
"US is under a health emergency because of the coronavirus outbreak foreign nationals who pose risks of transmission temporarily barred from United States health and Human Services secretary Alex Cesar the risk of infection for Americans remains low and with visa and our previous actions we are working to keep the risk level three US airlines are stopping flights to and from China I'm typical wire AP digital news back in a moment new year's resolutions are hard but starting twenty twenty with the best entertainment during the Xfinity new year new gig sales is easy that's simple easy awesome click call or visit us today restrictions apply not available in all areas he's the crown about the British royal family and earlier than expected and has revealed its next and last queen show creator and showrunner Peter Morgan had said he expected to create six seasons but now things five is the perfect time and place to stop Imelda Stockton's been tapped to be the last actress to play Queen Elizabeth she'll take the crown in the fifth season from Olivia Colman who in turn succeeded Claire Foy the Johnson Johnson medical company takes a big loss in a California court over injuries linked to with pelvic mesh products the Associated Press is Jackie Quinn reports it's been ordered to pay more than three hundred forty million dollars in damages the order comes from a San Diego judge in a case argued in twenty sixteen by then Attorney General Kamala Harris she leads the company deceptively marketed the pelvic mass devices by concealing the risk of known complications which have included pain disfigurement incontinence and sexual dysfunction the California attorney general's office says this is the first time that a court has ruled Johnson and Johnson engaged in false and deceptive business practices the company has reached settlements in other cases I'm Jackie Quinn after months of unresolved issues leading to around two thousand flight cancellations Germany's left homes and a union representing cabin crew have agreed to a wide ranging arbitration process live towns only you fo union have been struggling to come to terms on issues including pay for some twenty two thousand cabin crew members on the union's legal status as a first mover live towns will extend layover times in Japan and South Korea and give employees a one time special payment of fifteen hundred yours each with the next monthly salary on the other side UFO won't call in the for the strikes until the arbitration process is concluded thirty first the city rejects the call to subpoena more witnesses and White House documents and president trump's impeachment trial here's a piece my cross in motion is not agreed to the Republican majority prevailed as the U. S. Senate voted late Friday afternoon against calling witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial of president Donald Trump the tally was fifty one forty nine with Republican Susan Collins of Maine at mit Romney of Utah siding with Democrats shortly after the vote Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer was blunt in his assessment if the president is equated with no witnesses no documents the acquittal will have no value the timing of the Senate vote squarely linked with politics the first in the nation Iowa caucuses are Monday and the president gives his state of the union address Tuesday night Mike Crossey up Washington the Senate will be back in session Monday centers having time to argue for or against conviction of president trump Monday and Tuesday a final vote has been set for Wednesday US citizens flown back from China's Wuhan province will be quarantine in the southern California military base amid a national health emergency because of the could not the virus that has emerged in that province health and Human Services secretary Alex Cesar says anyone coming from Wuhan will be quarantine others returning from China will be screened and asked to isolate themselves for two weeks these are actually fairly incremental measured steps on top of the stuff we've already progressively been taking the corona viruses killed more than two hundred fifty people in China infecting nearly twelve thousand mainly in China but also in a growing number of countries around the world that's the trouble said side that prompted the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak of global emergency three US airlines announce an end to flights to and from China starting on Sunday all flights to the U. S. from China will go to several seven major airports says AP news the trump administration curbing legal immigration from six more countries it says does did not meet security standards immigrants from Kurdistan Miramar Eritrea Nigeria Sudan Tanzania will face new restrictions in obtaining certain visas to come to the
Trump Administration Restricts Entry Into U.S. From China
"The US has declared a public health emergency it's also announcing significant entry restrictions because that new virus hit China which is also spread to some of the country's health and Human Services secretary Alex ETS are foreign nationals other than immediate family of US citizens and permanent residents who have traveled in China within the last fourteen days will be denied entry into the United States for this time the trump administration is announcing its curbing immigration for six countries more details from White House correspondent Greg clocks the department of homeland security officials say the six countries didn't meet security screening requirements for identification and information sharing newly announced rules restrict certain kinds of visas and the countries affected our Eritrea Kurdistan Myanmar Nigeria Sudan and Tanzania seven other countries are subject to a more strict ban the current restrictions are the third version of the president's travel ban and go into effect in
White House sends Congress formal notification of Soleimani strike
"The White House has formally notified Congress of a US strike that killed a top Iranian military general NPR's colleague or solace reports congressional leaders received a formal classified document notifying them of the drone strike that killed the dance Major General Qassem Soleimani house speaker Nancy Pelosi said the notification quote raises more questions than it answers hello she went on to say that the document props Yuri synergen questions about the timing manner in justification of the administration's decision the president is required to notify Congress of foreign military action within forty eight hours so the money was killed early Friday in Baghdad by a U. S. drone strike he don has vowed revenge for the killing all president trump has said the US will respond to any retaliation cloudy Seles NPR news Washington the president elaborated on possible US actions in a series of tweets last night he said if Iran strikes any Americans or American assets his administration has targeted fifty two Aronian sites representing the fifty two Americans taken hostage by Iran many years ago he wrote we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before the body of solo money was returned to Iran today thousands of mourners were there for its arrival in Iraq the parliament there is holding an emergency session to discuss the killing security concerns are heightened throughout the Middle East Britain is issuing new travel warnings for Iraq and Iran the marker has more Britain's foreign office is advising UK nationals to avoid all travel to Iraq outside of the Kurdistan region and to avoid all but essential travel to Iran following the death of silly money the BBC reports the US didn't give prime minister Boris Johnson advance warning of the air strike that killed Iran's top military man former Foreign Secretary Jeremy hot calls that regrettable but he also says the US may have wanted to avoid putting the UK in the difficult position of having to weigh in on the decision taken by its closest
Trubisky’s 3rd TD pass lifts Bears to 24-20 win over Lions
"Mr misty throws for three hundred thirty eight yards and three touchdowns as the bears keep their playoff hopes alive beating the lions twenty four twenty on thanksgiving trailing seventeen to seven at the half Kurdistan the bears outscored the lion seventeen to three over the final two quarters and help Chicago improved at six and six wide receiver Anthony Miller did his part to keep Chicago's playoff hopes alive pacing the offense with three catches for a hundred and forty yards there's not enough I live with more most important thing we got the win and that's what matters we're back to square one week we got a win every day from here on out so you know we got to focus on down the line third during quarterback David Blau made is that I fell debut and let his team to touchdowns on Detroit's first to drive to the game but I think couldn't hold on falling to three eight and one becoming officially eliminated from playoff contention Denny count Detroit
Egypt's security forces raid offices of independent news outlet in Cairo
"It's dangerous to try to tell the truth in Egypt yesterday government authorities raided the offices of one of the country's only independent news outlets as appears general for port it's part of a crackdown in Egypt that has shut down websites and put thousands of activists in jail mother monster is an online newspaper doing investigative journalism in an increasingly authoritarian Egypt its latest group reported the present apple for Tallahassee sees all the sun was sidelined from his job as a senior intelligence official and reassigned to Egypt's embassy in Russia it said my Moodle CC was thought to have not handled his job well last week a mother Musser editor was seized from his home before dawn without an arrest warrant and taken into custody and Sunday plainclothes security raided the newspaper's offices sure refillable produce a mother Musser journalist who was there tells us what happened a group of plain clothes security personnel about nine of them and to the office by force they moved quickly and aggressively throughout the office of the first thing they did they immediately began confiscating everyone's phones and laptops when we ask them to identify themselves or who they were there used to answer and became agitated three hours later the chief editor into other staff members were taken into custody they were released a few hours later the editor taken from his home last week was also freed dropped off by the side of the highway Egyptian security officials could not be reached for comment under C. C.'s rule thousands of activists and journalists have been jailed and hundreds of internet use sites shut down the media freedom group Reporters Without Borders calls Egypt one of the biggest jailers of journalists in the world had to produce whose Egyptian American says mother Musser is continuing to cover the news we are open about her work and we think our work is critical some of the most is really kind of the last bastion of free expression and of critical journalism and so we think it's a to continue our work Egypt isn't the only country cracking down on journalists Iraq over the weekend ordered the bureau of the US government funded radio so closed it also renewed it shut down of the US government on her a television channel Iraqi communications authority bound at least seven other television channels for their coverage of anti government protests that have swept the country Jane around NPR news your bill in the Kurdistan region of Iraq
"kurdistan" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"The villain the involvement in kurdistan is part of a larger a plus a plan that the iranians have dreamed of which is to be able to move supplies in men and materiel and convoys from tehran through baghdad into syria throughout crime or through kurdistan through must soul into damascus than than all the way to beirut and what i'm told gregory is that this kurdistan flap was an opportunity for selemani to fill in that peace to take advantage of it that after the fall of muscle they put together a much larger force than was necessary to drive out the remnants of isis and they turned that forests with the shia militia on the kurds and invaded kurdistan drove it back from the borders at these iranians dead and with the with the retreat of talabani's kurds and with the frozen conflict for barzani's of the kurds i'm told that the iranians are now supreme in northern iraq and the component that they needed for their land bridge is in places that accurate that's very it's absolutely eckard uh the iranians i mean regardless of whether this referendum and taking place in kurdistan or not uh the iranians literally had been building that land bridge uh put for some time and and putting the pieces together the the kurdistan situation actually just added another positive facet as far as tehran was concerned the land bridge is there and it's by the way the iranians have always had this ambition and always had this capability for tuna 2500 years essentially getting to the mediterranean uh they worked very successfully a you'll recall under the shah with with the government of israel and i believe that they will once again get an alliance with israel uh in the next decade so as as the rhetoric uh calms down uh so uh this is this is really strategic and we see the the re imagine solve classical persians geopolitics and as uh and um and and what we see now is of course that the united states has really not taken a very astute grasping this uh until now although what we saw with the engagement of rex tillerson and the.
"kurdistan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The iraqi government have any lasting effects at all and it's connected with another question on the same topic should the us be more supportive of the rugby zaire for us uh everybody loves the kurds but everybody hates kurdish independence it's really it's extraordinary i you know i'm i'm agnostic on this on this issue i think they're kurds have been trying for almost a hundred years to undo what was done to them in nineteen 25 by the brits and the league of nations uh i think it if you travel in iraqi kurdistan and you ask young kurds and i'm talking about people who are under the age of forty years show uh for so none of them speak arabic and you ask them what is it that they share with fellow rockies or ramadi or any of these places that we come to know over the course of the last fourteen years they say they have nothing they have nothing and in fact they have really build the institutions of state and as iraq continues to fracture it's only i think natural that they're gonna want to seek their independence now what was the kurdistan government president massoud barzani up to when he called this independence well this is something this independence rally of a different level barzawi not really a democrat shocking i now was but has visit parliament uh there's a question about his presidential tenure whether it can be extended and it was tremendous amount of opposition to him in as the threat of the islamic state has receded the political pressures in iraqi kurdistan have increased and the pressure on bersani to do something about it has obviously increased so he called a referendum on kurdish independence what selfrespecting party that allegedly represents crudes and courtesy interest is going to oppose them so it was kind of this brilliant maneuver on his part daring these parties to oppose him on independent now chris you got ninety three point some proof i want it meet at seven percent kurds who voted against it i was was actually saw that it was ninety nine point nine nine i know nine percent that voted for it but it resolved that domestic politics and that problem it traded did four this problem with the central government of iraq turkey and iran bersani was betting that the turks really don't have the capacity to do much though hov they'll puff but they're so invested.
"kurdistan" Discussed on Worldly
"And he was the main driving force bersani specifically behind the independence referendum that we were talking about which would have if it were successful have separated kurdistan in iraq's northeast from the rest of the country the problem is that he claimed a lot of oil reserves including in a city called kirkuk that has forty percent of iraq's oil reserves as kurdish territory in the rocky central government could not allow that so they sent in troops to seize kirkuk and there's only didn't really want amounted offensive against the government that he had been cooperating against and one that militarily up matches them according to most military analysts so he holds his referendum then they lose a bunch of the oil territory that they play previously controlled and now what right there the hippie than independent country they're not financially viable without these oil territories so he's now put them in a situation where the if they wanted to clarin dependence they're screwed and if they don't then he looks ineffectual in week and subordinate to the iraqi government it's no wonder that you resigned but it's a shockwave to curse politics given how powerful bersani us right i mean he's been he's been running the kurdistan democratic party for for decades and he's been you know actually a president and empower since two thousand five his tenure officially expired in august 2015 they extended it for a couple of years just let him stay um so yes so mean you know him stepping down is is massive um i think it's interesting is that back in 2016 barzani actually promised m a he gave a speech and he said quote the day we have an independent kurdistan i will cease to be the president of that kurdistan.
"kurdistan" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"The japanese you mean general population not libertarian right so it's thought of it's something that happens in other places but there is no guarantee the europe and the states in canada are going to be these days peaceful i was in the us you had that to some extent because they have much nukes pay you don't really have that there is no guarantee and it everybody's gonna franck along peacefully and something that i think is rather interesting i've not seen a lot of news about kurdistan where iraqi kurdistan just a few days prior to the vote in catalonia also had a vote also overwhelmingly voted for independence the turks and the a rotting ends have said that they would oppose iraqi kurdistan becoming independent because both of those countries have fairly sizable kurdish minorities in regions that they refer to as kurdistan within their countries and they fear well if iraqi kurdistan becomes independent then are rotting in kurdistan and turkish kurdistan will also want to become independent joy live and we just can't lose our territory and iraqi turtle that has lost a good bit of their territory that they had seized it during the war against the islamic state so there questions about what will happen with kurdistan as well your calls and thought welcome eight fifty five for fifty three earlier this year after many years of conflict over the direction of bitcoin the creators of bitcoin cash did just what they were told to do for off now there are two bitcoin's the one that has run with a big.
"kurdistan" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"The turkish government president rid of type aired on at his justice and development party have over the course of less decade developed very strong ties with mr bersani and his kdp port and in two thousand turkish companies are invested there any kind of consumer good that you might want to buy in arab you'll comes from turkey turkish construction firms there i it was a a profitable relationship particularly since oil from the from the carragee was being exported through the turkish port of chan and the turks were taking a hefty a hefty commission for this but since the kind of flowering of the relationship between turkey and the k r g things have changed within turkey president aired rents outreach to turkey's own kurdish separatist group the pkk which is a terrorist organization but nevertheless there was an effort at negotiation has broken down in there was returned to to bloodshed between this group the pkk the kurdistan workers party and and turkey and in syria in the chaos of syria a kurdistan workers party affiliated syrian kurdish group called the people's protection units or the white pg began making significant territorial gains end was working in coordination with the united states against the islamic state so in his way through your these two distinct kurdish groups working with the us and gaining an and working successfully against the islamic state at were exactly the united states considers the pkk terrorist organization but was turning a blind eye to the y p jeez affiliation with the pkk against the islamic state of course you had the iraqi kurdish peshmerga working gets his honesty too.
"kurdistan" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"It's was a tremendous blow to the leader of the kurdistan regional government must who barzani whose us of leader of the kurdistan democratic party and it looks like his political career in a lustrous political career is now going to come to an end as a result let's take a quick step back and talk a little bit about the kurdish presence in iraq because as you have written as has been noted a number of times they have enjoyed sort of defacto independence for a good 25 years now um in these three northern provinces you've been there not too long ago can you talk a bit about what that set up is like and what and whether in fact that that independence might be it nor that autonomy might be at stake as well well the kurdistan regional government was was set up in the in the 1990s this was during the europe after the the first gulf war operation desert storm in which after which the united states and great britain set up a nofly zones in iraq that iraqi forces were not permitted to go above a certain area or below a certain air the above was to protect the kurdish enclave and over the course of 25 years on the kurds have developed produce state within a state with a parliament a presidency a defacto foreign minister embassies abroad they're called offices but for all intents purposes their their embassies abroad in the and the kurds had maintained that when the old ottoman province of mosul was attached to a rock this undermine their dream of an independent kurdistan and they've essentially been working ever since to try to undo that that was a decree of the of the a decision of the of the league of nations under pressure the british was to attach mosul to iraq.
"kurdistan" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"And then we could be more proud the soldier in the field and all of our allies even as we succeed against isis we iran's general sulamani in kirk hook over the weekend as the united states guaranteed the autonomy of kurdistan well as you know uh the united states took a strong position against the recent referendum took place in the kurdish region we cherish our relationship with president obasanja we cherish our relationship with the kurdish people they're great fighters a great allies um but uh as the president said yesterday we're going to continue to work with a with iraqi forces and with kurdish forces to uh to resolve the issues and differences that they have peaceably and move forward together i know he refused to take a side all right out there mike gallagher what that is is a very carefully constructed refusal to endorse an autonomous kurdistan what did you make of that yeah i've always been at the reticence among the national security establishment to embrace an independent kurdistan from my perspective having and jim kurdistan on multiple occasions that i was having on in iraq with all due respect to the traditional national boundaries now the desired you maintain a united iraq i think it's an eventuality mahathir at one point and i always go back to my fundamental rules of middle east politics which is it can always get worse and as bad as it is it can get worse and so in a chaotic middle east where we don't knows can happen we should be in the business of one supporting friends and the courage and the most have proved themselves to be reliable and brave and stalwart and fat allies on the ground in the fight against isis and also as a mantra ballwork yet so odd but also i think we need to create look for opportunities lovely consigning in.
"kurdistan" Discussed on PRI's The World
"We say that partner at golfway prep cook in type that he's going to go of pill so where does this leave the kurdish independence bid as a crushed it once and for all and if war is an eventual outcome of the the bid for independence with the kurds be happy to lend independence go in the interest of peace i think it's it deals quite a substantial blow to the to the idea of an independent kurdistan at least in the very near future the kurdistan regional government relies on oil sales for i think ninety percent of its revenues more than half of that revenue comes from the cook or fields so it's hard to see how an independent kurdistan would be economically viable without koekoek added people just say say wouldn't work and again how would they do this without the support of the us i think president 'basanti of the the president of the kurdistan region took a gamble he saw that iraq was weakened after isis he sold at the kurds had this great support from the international community they built up support by fighting isis i took a gamble that this was the right time and it doesn't seem to have paid off and it's it's difficult to see where things will go from here the world's rich hall and beirut thanks very much for your time today rich thanks for having me mocha for the kurdish view now let's turn to iu nuri who used to work for the world in baghdad nuri is now the english editor of the kurdish new service redoubt he's also the author of being kurdish in a hostile world are you joins us from toronto on his way back to her bill where he was just a little less than two weeks ago i hope it seems that forces loyal to the iraqi government of taking control of kirkuk ends years of kurdishcontrolled there there is a report said one kurdish party the puk may have cut a deal with the government in baghdad are you hearing the same thing and what kind of deal would that be.
"kurdistan" Discussed on The Tel Aviv Review
"Quays i independence space share in kurdistan is very new it's very provisional in a certain sense the question surrounding searing kurdistan unlucky could have done a will it actually survive as an autonomous enclave long long way away from independence that account even think in those two armed and also of course as an ideological difference the pkk franchise that runs nor could syrian kurdish using all these syria claimed to not be interested in independence and claimed to want to have a sort of federal tony in northeast syria i want to get back to one of the interesting points that i think really emerges from your book because you're on the ground seeing so many these terrible things happening in you raised this question to what extent does exposing this stuff actually make a difference and in your critical of western lack of intervention at certain points or you hinted that dan i wonder you know what you think actually i love you could expand on your criticism of american specifically american and western intervention lack of intervention would you pin it primarily on obama would you say this is a problem of generally the western powers and then i am interested to hear more about what you think as a journalist on the ground should be done differently yeah own been only on on obama this two reasons to not do that first will if we think about the issue of piece of chemical weapons and then the known imposition of the red line should be remembered that the british parliament also voted against it as one of the reasons why a bomb was able to say we're not to exert british allies aren't coming with us on sunday about abomination abroad as insult not only about a bomber in the sense that obama is essentially a product of the very great fatigue and lack of willingness or lack of desire on the part of the american public to get involved in a third costly middle eastern adventure after honest on hand iraq neither of which of course were ringing successes aren't we can probably agree so it's all quite understandable having said that from looking at it from the other direction from sort of observing close to the syrian insurgency in early 2012.
"kurdistan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Rise of isis was isis that threaten kurdistan and it was i says that the occupied parts the iraqi land and it was the failure of the iraqi government to protect the people of those regions which has forced targets the guam protect those areas otherwise it would have fallen into the hands of ffices them now everybody would have struggled to to to to a liberated from isis as they are liberating other parts from isis for those are going back to those areas does the mean out'referendum our our friend them does not really it hasn't said that it will decide on the fate of those regions and it's not going to define the boundaries between the sun and iraq we had left that to negotiate with baghdad according to this article of one four genetic constitution that iraqi government did not implement a kelly let me put you what some of those neighbours as saying president speaking on the thirty is a september off to the referendum said the call for independence will leave only a bleeding wound and he went further he said who are they going to sell their oil to because of course she didn't selling a lot of it to turkey of the is he's been quite a good friend of iraqi kurdistan if we close the vowels their income is gone too we may arrive one night suddenly he told he was quoted any news conferences saying is it's taking controls added important supply of what eighty or ninety percent of you'll revenue the oil supplies and that goes through a line that's under turkish control in the mediterranean they do that you're a real trouble on air i don't know what has changed since 1991 kurdistan has been a de facto independent state except for after the constitution was ratified in two thousand three and two thousand five excuse me where there are some exclusive for has given to the government iraqi government has used all those exclusive rights against kurdistan okay i any other neighboring countries exactly i we we are surprised than don't understand why so much rubiano overreaction by turkey and other native neighbors and in fact given by the iraqi government.
"kurdistan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Fall of the yugoslavia would be the case study in that regard at near russia's and as you let listened to those two speakers from iraq when from iraqi kurdistan what we all thought well mafia with this kurdistan appears to be the largest stateless nation and the world but the point is that the kurdish national the cut if people easy in fact distributed between five different countries each one of which happens to be iraq now the immediate question is that we have me talk about the context because if okay if iraqi kurdistan put it that way becomes independent cannot independence ever be complete the point of view kurds without becoming know attempting the reunion of a free independent greater gutters dawn of all kurdish people this is a question for example when poland whilst subjugated weather empires how could it come together of three different them part of our could come together without disturbing international older on the other hand could poland ever say that it was independent if it left part of its population living in another state the the independence of all part of poland or a part of kurdistan can never be more than the incomplete is that an kurdish acid jude it it does raise lots of little questions the kurdish issue always hostile the monte we're going to take a break narrow we will be coming back to these themes and in particular the catalonia in the second half of the program so just reminder that if you want to get a touch is news.
"kurdistan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To lead the studio there cannot be under any circumstances and acceptance of the and constitutional decision by the kurdish regional government and the compromising of the unity of iraq which is guaranteed by the constitution the iraqi parliament voted to god's the unity of iraq speed police land and to reject the referendum and to wobbly gates the iraqi government to take measures to preserve the iraq's unity and to begin a serious dialogue to heal its urgent issues toilets cross out to build the capital of the will tell unanmous region in northern iraq peter galbraith is waiting to talk to his former american ambassador who advises the k r r g the kurdistan regional government warm welcome to the program is together i thought so can you give our listeners an idea why now uh that this vote is happening route we're talking at of africa time because the vote is happening just now the polls are are opening at eight a m he earth six am your time and this really is the culmination of a century long dream by the kurds to have their own state it also comes at a time when the leadership of iraqi kurdistan are people who have been struggling since the '70s and '80s are reaching the end of their careers said so this is that this is just a huge moment forever at an and it's very emotional i wanna correct something if you set you said if i made this is not a nonbinding referendum it is a binding referendum i am president barzani has said that explicitly iin its finding and that it doesn't he added just six explain unamet sense gives the kids this could easily be quite confusing i mean in the sense that if the vote says yes it will happen is not quite as simple as that there's quite a long way to guiding and the exactly the same sense that brexit was by i i mean it you britain didn't leave the of the day after the vote no child okay so he settles settles of direction of travel so tell us the expectation is that i like brexit scottish referendum haddock on the other way yup i so it is a it is.
"kurdistan" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS
"Now for what in the world segment on september 25th the people of the kurdistan region in northern iraq will vote in a nonbinding referendum the issue at hand whether or not they should begin the process of independence from iraq this decision and the kurds desire for independence has been met with nothing but opposition from almost all quarters of the world's nations only israel has publicly come out in favor of kurdish aspirations for independence why well let's look at the map iraq for its part dozen wanted to give up sovereignty over the lucrative oil and gas fields in the kurdish region and kurdishoccupied kirkouk iraq's supreme court went so far as ordering the referendum suspended and there is a kurdish population in many of the neighboring countries as well the turks who have historically supported kurdish autonomy within iraq fear an independent sovereign kurdistan would embolden their own restive kurdish minority the syrians too would likely be concerned by such a precedent the iranians don't want a new kurdish state along their border that they assume would be a staunch ally of the united states perhaps even of israel and yet the state department issued a statement saying the united states strongly opposes the referendum which it claims as negatively impacting the fight against isis is that the right call or first a little background the kurds numbering between twenty five and thirty million are said to be one of the world's largest ethnic peoples without a state.
"kurdistan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And impressive selection of patisserie but this is a beal iraqi kurdistan and these cafe really embodies for locals what has been an attempt to create a modern thriving city out of what was until early a decade ago if eddie rundown place that locals themselves describe as an overgrown village and i'm hit with three kurdish people who all grew up in europe but he decided to come back here and help build what they see as an eu kurdish nation my name is the way the moustapha we left kurdistan when i was ten years old and i've been in in london i never wanted to come back to a in the beginning and then i found almost like a cooling i thought it helping with the orphanage and i also so the potential for change how we they see liverpool at how we can influence how society for the better my name is these up our so i lived most of my life in sweden my family went there as political refugees manila's only to almost every day we would sit down around the table and my family would tell me stories about the bravery of my grandfather who fought for kurdish rights i always thought i'd come back to kurdistan some an eco you would ten when you left kurdistan's is it was the place you knew you then moved looser to sweden did you wish that you come back here yes i did especially because i lift without my parents kurdistan was always on my mind willows living there sweden is safer sweden has more developed but i always felt like kurdistan these me more because curtis on was not as developed as sweden we all speaking at a crucial time for iraqi kurdistan on monday you will hold a referendum on whether to break away and become independent all the signs are that iraqi kurdistan will vote for independence how.
"kurdistan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To have our own seat in the united nations the kurdish passport and full courage to be able to say they are from kurdistan and not from iraq and most importantly it when you have a state then you decide whether you want to join a war in the region are not because this region especially iraq has been at war has been in turmoil and problems for one hundred years does long does you are part of iraq you are part of iraq's problems to a you've you're heading to kurdish territory tomorrow in advance of the referendum on the 25th from what you're hearing how do you suppose people will vote in favour of independence yes i think the majority of for kurds will vote yes in the referendum under they have been holding one rally after another and the music festivals and party's not only in the kurdistan region of iraq but among kurdish communities in europe and north america as well so there is a multi weeks site because september 25th is basically a 100year long dream coming true for millions of kurds is there any danger that it could lead to some kind of confrontation between the kurds and the central governent bagged at a violent confrontation hopefully give there's always that sheer there's always that fear let's at iraq especially now run it is run by militia greek so there's the fear that there will be violence but the answer is that there has always been violence and this price has to be paid for independence we will soon our or later or one way or another but hopefully they will not be any violence as a result of the kurdish independence vote i have nuri editor with the kurdish new service rudolf thank you very much for.
"kurdistan" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"Of presidents major american jewish organizations brought to you with generous part of el al airlines the national airlines israel we're very pleased to welcome the ambassador from the kurdistan regional government by on sami abdel rockland batam ambassador a very good evening to you before we begin with the policy matters and they breaking news in iraq northern iraq these days please help my audience understand the kurdistan regional government how does it see the situation in iraq right now we've spent these last years reporting on the tragedy the horrible news from and bar province the fighting around muscle how is it in kurdistan iraq good evening to you good evening and thank you so much for having me on your show well good news and bad news as owais the good news of course that may have been liberated move is iraq i can lodge p r until not long ago one third of the population with kurdish and of course harm to our christian are are the minority the wind province men are around in so is also home could be eating sugar liberation of with input him not to cook i got it all the people of kurdistan earned the good news is that it's been very good the bad news is that we believe indiankashmir you've got very very high in so the destruction are incomprehensible it will take a very long time to repair the infrastructure of bitter service social fabric of musso after three years under i the patch no no i just wanted to say that the you're talking about a population not just the of the moslems there which people tend to believe but the large kurdish sanction and tens and tens of thousands of christians who donate homeless who are now in herbal in the kurdish capital where you are assisting in taking them and they want to go back to niniveh but does very little to go back to that's right are kurdistan region which has a population of about five and a half million are now is hosting one point eight million grace iraqi and syrian refugees so i'll calculation jumped cutprice could find in a a very short period of time whoa the wire and got her not improving if i share of the federal budget uh oil prices have come down and only for our main income when fighting a very of bergen of.
"kurdistan" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"A third guests how can we describe our third guests do we want to do it do you wanna do that jason yacht while you know the goal of this film is to inspire americans to act and you at this nurse practitioner from san antonio texas is already doing trillions nurse practitioner and kinney shoe with what you've been doing what your continuing katrina so you're from texas your nurse practitioner are you involved with this project so i went over to courtesy in iraq about a little over a year ago and that's where i met doctrine imam working at by candela camp that's the campus sharon lives i met sharon also at that time and i was seeing the huge numbers of people in the camp fifteen thousand people at this one particular camp there's more than twenty camps throughout that area of northern iraq net kurdistan region doctrine imam has started an organization that she registered in sweden iraq and syria controlling the kurdistan but she like she had told you earlier is volunteer 100percent her own pocket to spend time in the camp and she does have people who donate money to support programs that she initiated there in the camp all of our joint health for kurdistan staff in the camp are actually is that live in the camps in there being empowered there's a pharmacist pharmacy tech now what it so what is your conversation joint health the kurdistan joint health for kurdistan u s we.