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Hezbollah, allies lose their majority in Lebanon parliament

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | Last week

Hezbollah, allies lose their majority in Lebanon parliament

"Lebanon's Lebanon's Lebanon's Lebanon's militant militant militant militant Hezbollah Hezbollah Hezbollah Hezbollah and and and and its its its its allies allies allies allies have have have have lost lost lost lost the the the the majority majority majority majority in in in in the the the the Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon parliament parliament parliament parliament according according according according to to to to a a a a final final final final tally tally tally tally Hezbollah Hezbollah Hezbollah Hezbollah and and and and supporters supporters supporters supporters of of of of lost lost lost lost a a a a parliamentary parliamentary parliamentary parliamentary majority majority majority majority well well well well more more more more than than than than a a a a dozen dozen dozen dozen independence independence independence independence of of of of gain gain gain gain seats seats seats seats the the the the results results results results signify signify signify signify a a a a significant significant significant significant shift shift shift shift in in in in a a a a country country country country gripped gripped gripped gripped by by by by a a a a devastating devastating devastating devastating financial financial financial financial meltdown meltdown meltdown meltdown the the the the results results results results also also also also being being being being hailed hailed hailed hailed as as as as a a a a breakthrough breakthrough breakthrough breakthrough the the the the groups groups groups groups opposed opposed opposed opposed to to to to Hezbollah Hezbollah Hezbollah Hezbollah and and and and the the the the country's country's country's country's other other other other mainstream mainstream mainstream mainstream political political political political parties parties parties parties blamed blamed blamed blamed for for for for the the the the collapse collapse collapse collapse introducing introducing introducing introducing more more more more independent independent independent independent faces faces faces faces than than than than was was was was expected expected expected expected however however however however the the the the results results results results also also also also portend portend portend portend a a a a sharply sharply sharply sharply polarized polarized polarized polarized parliament parliament parliament parliament divided divided divided divided between between between between pro pro pro pro and and and and anti anti anti anti Hezbollah Hezbollah Hezbollah Hezbollah lawmakers lawmakers lawmakers lawmakers who who who who find find find find it it it it difficult difficult difficult difficult to to to to work work work work together together together together and and and and to to to to form form form form a a a a new new new new government government government government and and and and parcels parcels parcels parcels I'm I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles Charles that's that's that's that's my my my my

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Why America Is at the 'Abyss of Infinite Insanity' With Dr. Gad Saad

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:03 min | Last month

Why America Is at the 'Abyss of Infinite Insanity' With Dr. Gad Saad

"With us right now is one of my favorite guests. He's a lot of fun. Gad sad is the Professor of marketing at concordia university and former holder of concordia university research chair in evolutionary behavioral sciences. He has held the visiting associate professorships of Cornell University Dartmouth college and University of California Irvine. And he also has a phenomenal book that he has authored called the parasitic mind, and he is one of the most articulate and effective opponents of wokeism and the moral decay that is occurring in the west. Professor sad, welcome back to the Charlie Kirk show. So nice to be with you, sir. So I think it would be helpful, doctor for you to kind of introduce the thesis behind your book, the parasitic mind. A lot of our audience is new and it has been a while since we've had a conversation. Reintroduce kind of the argument you make in that book. And why you've believed that these parasites, otherwise known as kind of the woke variants, are so dangerous to western society. Right, so I face two great wars in my life. The first great war was growing up in Lebanon when the Civil War began, and that allowed me to see the dangers of identity politics because everything in Lebanon is viewed through the prism of your religious identity. And then the second great war that I faced was the one the war that was being waged on reason, science, logic, common sense that we saw on university campuses. I've now been a professor for almost 30 years. And so I wanted to write a book that documented all of these dreadful ideas which I refer to as idea pathogens, postmodernism, radical feminism, cultural relativism, the fear of using biology to explain human affairs. So all of these idea pathogens have correspond human minds, leading us to the abyss of infinite lunacy. And so I wanted to explain first the pandemic of the human mind of the viruses of the human mind and then to hopefully offer inoculation a vaccine against these dreadful

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How Iran Uses Hezbollah to Conduct International Operations

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:40 min | 2 months ago

How Iran Uses Hezbollah to Conduct International Operations

"I'm continuing my discussion of Iran and its operations in other countries in the Middle East and even in North Africa. The article I'm discussing is written by Karim sajar poor in foreign affairs magazine and such a port makes the point that Iran uses its surrogate, which is Hezbollah, to conduct operations in a number of other countries, but particularly in Lebanon. Now Hezbollah is by far the most powerful force in Lebanon today. They just go about doing whatever they want. I mean, they want to assassinate a political opponent. That's it for him. They have they run their own underground economy. They've implanted thousands of rockets in Lebanon that have the capacity of striking Israel. And then one time Hezbollah claimed to be sort of its own organization. It was not part of Iran. But of late, they've become very explicit about their the fact that Hezbollah essentially is Iran. Here is Sheik and Ezra. This is by the way the founder and leader of Hezbollah. And he goes, as long as Iran has money, we have money. Just as we receive the rockets, we use to threaten Israel, we're receiving our money. So this is an azra la basically saying, hey, listen, I'm Iran's man outside of Iran. I do Iran's bidding and the Iranians are perfectly happy to fund me. Let's remember that Iran also uses Shia radicals and local groups in Iraq and they used it while America was in Iraq to sort of destabilize the Iraqi regime, which they were very successful in

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Ukraine calls on Chinese drone maker to stop use by Russia

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 2 months ago

Ukraine calls on Chinese drone maker to stop use by Russia

"You cranes appealing to a Chinese maker of civilian drones to block what the Ukrainian government says is a use by the Russian army to target missile attacks the appeal to DJ I technology highlights the conflict in Ukraine for Chinese companies Beijing says Moscow is this most important strategic partner at a time when western companies have cut ties with Russia Ukrainian official says Russian forces using DJ I products in order to navigate the missiles he's appealed to DJ ought to de activate drones used in Russia Syria and Lebanon the company has responded saying it's called the activate drones but can it can impose what it calls geofencing will software restrictions one well old drones in Ukraine can fly I'm Charles to that's my

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Gatestone Institute: A Final Warning From Arabs to Biden

Mark Levin

01:28 min | 2 months ago

Gatestone Institute: A Final Warning From Arabs to Biden

"There was a piece in the gatestone institute international policy council Website By Khalid Abu tome And it's really quite compelling It says in a message directed at the Biden administration and the other western powers involved in the Vienna negotiations This is with Iran Led by Russia on our behalf the Arab country said that Iran and its terrorist militias are continuing to create chaos and instability especially in Iraq Yemen and Lebanon The Arabs including the Arab League are telling the Biden administration that in their view is not only Iran that threatens their security but also its terrorist proxies Including Hamas the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Hezbollah and the Houthis in Yemen The Arabs are clearly worried about the financial and military aid that Iran is providing to the terrorist groups Any deal with Iran will further strengthen these groups and encourage them to step up their terrorist attacks The Arabs are also worried that when Iran obtains nuclear weapons they will sooner or later find their way into the hands of terrorist proxies And other terrorist groups including the Islamic State that's ISIS and Al-Qaeda

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Fourteen 'Smash and Grab' Suspects Released

Dennis Prager Podcasts

02:02 min | 5 months ago

Fourteen 'Smash and Grab' Suspects Released

"Good morning, everybody. We are back on Lebanon and will wit from krager you and if you're a California resident right now, I'm sure that you are recognizing the massive uptake and crime that is happening in our streets in our communities at our restaurants and in our very own backyards. It's extremely concerning, considering that the California policy makers are at this point incentivizing this, I want to share a story here that was put out by the Washington examiner. 14 suspects accused of smash and grab incidences have been released from custody partially through the zero bail policy passed by California's Supreme Court earlier this year. And if any of you are in San Francisco right now listening, you know that shoplifting has been decriminalized so long as it's under the figure of $950. So what we're seeing right now in the state of California is a bunch of hoodlums running around robbing people, sometimes at gunpoint, and stealing their things, knowing that they're going to get off for this and they're going to be just fine because of these zero bail policies. And because of these progressive legislators, and that's the problem a lot of times with progressive policies, they identify a problem, and the problem that they have identified now is, well, we have too many people sitting in prison, or we have too many people of color specifically sitting in prison, and they've identified the crimes that they're sitting in prison for and they go, well, how do we help this? And how do we help people of lower income? How about we institute zero bail policies or at the very least bail reform? And how about we decriminalize these crimes that are putting people in prison? And when we do that, surprise surprise, crime goes up, and it's not only happening in lower income communities as we speculated before. When the left was running with zero bail policies, bail reform, decriminalization of certain crimes and defunding the police, we said, you know who you're going to hurt, you're going to hurt low income communities. But now, it's seeping out of low income communities into middle income communities into higher income communities. We're seeing this in the Pacific palace palisades. We're seeing this in Beverly Hills. The crime is just exponentially growing in the state.

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Too Many Locations (MM #3859)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 7 months ago

Too Many Locations (MM #3859)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. You see people talking all the time about the employee employment shortage these days and what's going wrong and where you sit on the political fence kind of determines your view on everything. I was driving down the road the other day and realized something. We sometimes have too many locations of fast food places, and that may also be part of the reason why we have such an employer employee shortage. I was driving down a road here in Nashville, which kind of spans about three or four cities. From Nashville into some of the suburbs. And as I was driving down Lebanon pipe the other day, I realized I just passed three KFCs within the span of about 5 miles. Straight line all on the same side of the street, three Kentucky fried chickens. Do we really need that many KFCs that close together in the same neighborhood now I realize there are three technically different suburbs, but at the same time do we need that many? How many more burger kings or McDonald's do we need? Yes, I realize we like having the convenience of something nearby around the corner, but could that be part of our problem too? We're overbuilding just a thought process. I could be wrong, but it's got me wondering.

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Too Many Locations (MM #3859)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 7 months ago

Too Many Locations (MM #3859)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. You see people talking all the time about the employee employment shortage these days and what's going wrong and where you sit on the political fence kind of determines your view on everything. I was driving down the road the other day and realized something. We sometimes have too many locations of fast food places, and that may also be part of the reason why we have such an employer employee shortage. I was driving down a road here in Nashville, which kind of spans about three or four cities. From Nashville into some of the suburbs. And as I was driving down Lebanon pipe the other day, I realized I just passed three KFCs within the span of about 5 miles. Straight line all on the same side of the street, three Kentucky fried chickens. Do we really need that many KFCs that close together in the same neighborhood now I realize there are three technically different suburbs, but at the same time do we need that many? How many more burger kings or McDonald's do we need? Yes, I realize we like having the convenience of something nearby around the corner, but could that be part of our problem too? We're overbuilding just a thought process. I could be wrong, but it's got me wondering.

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

08:11 min | 7 months ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"In Lebanon, prime minister Najib mikati announced a national day of mourning. In Beirut yesterday, gunmen killed at least 6 people in Lebanon's worst sectarian violence in years. The shooting came during a protest organized by the Shia Muslim groups, his volar and Amal. They had gathered to object to the judge whose investigating last year's port explosion, which killed more than 200 people and shattered much of Beirut's center. Eyewitnesses said that snipers from nearby buildings had fired into the crowd. Then there were clashes in the area which straddles a Shia neighborhood and a Christian one. A reminder of the sectarian violence that fueled the country's 15 year Civil War. In response to the shooting, Michel own, Lebanon's president urged calm. The port explosion exposed Lebanon's political rot to a people already struggling through a crippling economic crisis. Lebanon's currency continues to tank and energy woes keep its people in the dark for much of the time. And the effort to shed some light on the explosion is only bringing more instability. As is so often the case in Lebanon, we know the middle of the story, but we don't know the beginning. Greg carlstrom is our Middle East correspondent. There are videos that seem to show snipers firing into this crowd of protesters quite early on in the protest. But we don't know who those people were. But what is clear is that this has taken an already difficult situation for this port investigation that was facing a number of legal and political challenges and has now presented a much more tangible physical challenge to continuing this investigation. And the people who were killed at this protest group, what were they protesting against? This was billed as a protest against politicization of the port investigation, but I think it's fair to say it was in fact a protest against the investigation itself. The judge who's overseeing the investigation partly guitar by all accounts seems to be taking his job seriously. He's summoned the number of high ranking officials for questioning, including former prime ministers, former cabinet members. Some of them have refused to show up for interrogation and he is subsequently issued warrants for their arrests. And that is, of course, engendered a lot of opposition within the Lebanese political class. This protest in particular was organized by the two main Shia parties, Hezbollah and Amal, they have been very critical of the investigation. There have also been efforts in court by ministers and politicians affiliated with ML to try and shut down the investigation in court. In fact, it was suspended earlier this week pending the outcome of a lawsuit. So again, there was already a legal and political challenge to this investigation, and it's now become something much more. So we spoke to you at the one year anniversary of the explosion and you said that the investigation had so far provided more questions than answers it appears that's still the case. And that is unfortunately always a safe battle with the likely turn of events in Lebanon. There is a long history of impunity in Lebanon, the Civil War ended with no real accountability for its perpetrators. In fact, there was an Amnesty law that allowed many of them to become politicians. There's been a wave of assassinations over the past two decades. Again, for which no one has been held accountable. And there is certainly an effort to do the same thing in this case. Judge bitar, the judge who's overseeing it. He's the second judge to hold this job. His predecessor was removed earlier this year because he was found to be biased because his house was damaged in the explosion, which of course, given the scale of the explosion as farcical just about anyone who lived in central Beirut at the time had their house damaged or destroyed myself included. This was something that affected a huge share of the population in Lebanon. But that is the level of opposition to accountability that even these sorts of ridiculous claims can gain traction. And again, we're seeing that play out here with Hezbollah and ML both of them say the investigation is biased against them what they really mean is that the judge has summoned their politicians has summoned their allies for questioning. And they're worried this is getting a little too close to them. And so they're determined to try and stop it. But you suggested there's also something of a more purely political angle to it. There is a political angle when Hezbollah is involved in particular. This is the most powerful, most influential force in the Lebanese political system. This is a group of course that was founded in the 1980s of xia group that spent its early years fighting against the Israeli occupation of south Lebanon, which continued until the year 2000. And it's trying to position itself now as simultaneously the savior of Lebanon, and also the guardian of the political order that created this economic crisis in the first place. So on the one hand over the past few weeks, it has broken a deal with Iran to send shipments of fuel to Lebanon via Syria as a way of trying to ameliorate the country's energy crisis, which has become quite severe, the national power grid can only squeak out one or two hours of electricity each day. It went down altogether earlier this week because the main power plants ran out of fuel. On the other hand, the group has worked very closely with ammo, the other main Shia party to ensure that they can decide who holds the finance ministry. They've had control of that ministry since 2014. They have control of it once again in this newly formed Lebanese government. So we have a situation now where the party that oversaw the finance ministry when Lebanon was running a state sanctioned Ponzi scheme when it was taking on unsustainable levels of debt, is now the same party supposedly in charge of overseeing a financial rescue plan and that has worked out about the way you would expect the party has in fact been an obstacle to a financial rescue plan over the past 18 months. So again, on the one hand, eager to look like a savior, but on the other hand, also keen to preserve the system that caused this mess in the first place. And now add to that some sectarian violence. Where do you see things going from here? In terms of the port investigation, there is certainly a lot of pressure both within Lebanon and without to continue it. The families of the victims have become influential for us over the past year. We've also heard from a number of Lebanon's partners around the world that they would like to see a proper investigation, including just yesterday when Victoria and new Linda, deputy assistant Secretary of State from America was on an official visit to Lebanon. But what happened yesterday in the streets of Beirut certainly makes it more difficult to continue this investigation. I would make a parallel to something that happened in 2008 when Hezbollah gunmen took over temporarily parts of Beirut for a few days. The cause back then was a dispute over a telecommunications network. That Hezbollah was running. The government wanted to shut it down. And so the question became can the group run a communications network outside of the state? By deploying gunmen in the streets, it sent a very clear message that any action that was perceived as a move against the group would have very severe consequences. I think the same message was sent yesterday regardless of how the shooting started in the first place. The fact that these parties organized a well armed protest in the middle of town. I think sent the very clear message about what they are prepared to do. Should this port investigation continue? Thanks very much for joining us, Greg. Thank you. For more analysis like this from our international network of correspondents, take out a subscription to The Economist. Get a great introductory deal at economists dot com slash intelligence offer. The link is in the show notes. Out scale means pgim has global resources to access the world's public and private markets for 1500 clients in 52 countries. Join the pursuit of outperformance at P Jim dot com. That's PGI M dot com. A.

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As Lebanese got poorer, politicians stowed wealth abroad

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 8 months ago

As Lebanese got poorer, politicians stowed wealth abroad

"The truth of leaks documents confirm that for years Lebanon's politicians and bankers have stowed wealth in offshore tax havens and used it to buy expensive properties some of the newly outed holders of offshore accounts belong to the same ruling elite this being blamed for derailing the lives of ordinary Lebanese who've lost access to savings I'm now struggle to get basic supplies this is fresh data is a galling revelation for many caught up in one of the world's worst economic meltdowns in decades the documents named the Pandora papers exposed the official secrets of wealthy elites for more than two hundred countries and territories I'm Charles hello that's my

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Lebanon's New PM Pledges to Stabilize Economic Meltdown

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 9 months ago

Lebanon's New PM Pledges to Stabilize Economic Meltdown

"The new government has been announced in Lebanon over a year off to the previous administration quit with Nike but McCarty becoming prime minister a position he's held twice before couldn't Hussey let us stop what are some of the key pledges what do everything in his power to the country's dramatic economic collapse urging fractious politicians to work together holding back tears because he one of the richest men in the country spoke to of Lebanese mothers who called feed their children and students whose parents could no longer afford to send them to school the political agreement breaks a twelve month deadlock the scene the country slide deeper into financial chaos and poverty I'm Charles Taylor this month

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Understanding the Role of the South African Medical Research Council

Goodbye to Alcohol

02:02 min | 9 months ago

Understanding the Role of the South African Medical Research Council

"Professor charles parry is the head of alcohol and drug unit of the south african health medical research council this organization reports directly into the department of health and has the overall goal to improve the health. That's the nation began king professor power to introduce himself a thank you. I live in kicked on south africa. My job. I'm the head of the southern research council alcohol tobacco and other drug research unit. I married. I have a son and daughter and i live in point and kick tom and for fun. I am long distance runner so or five times week. Either road running on the mountain. So that's what. I i do to keep felons in my life while you're in a beautiful possible to running on. I'll look at the on the promenade. So this organization that you've been working for thirty years. I thought it was so long about. What are the objects you so of the south african research council the medical research cobbler spurs was modeled. After the british. Emma's see so we have intramural research units and extramural units or tweet funded at universities and refund fund. What will self initiated research. It's it's a funding agency. And it was a conducts research and there are about lebanon twelve different intramural units to focusing on noncommunicable diseases infectious diseases burden of disease. And i hit up one looking at alcohol tobacco and other drug use and that we we're very very active in south africa. The the aim is really to improve the health of the nation. We we're set up by parliamentary grant so we also to parliament and we report to the the ministry of health

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New England Patriots Cut Cam Newton; Mac Jones to Start

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

01:26 min | 9 months ago

New England Patriots Cut Cam Newton; Mac Jones to Start

"Speaking with our breaking news at foxborough. The patriots are releasing cam newton. And we'll move forward with as their quarterback pro football focus posted this week that the alabama rookie has the best preseason rookie passing rate since two thousand thirteen and now look to do with him. Couldn't do last year. Get new england back to the playoffs. Oh shannon what will be the patriots record with mac as a start of the season trying to look as you mentioned. I've tried to schedule and looking at it I say this is gonna make the playoffs. And so i believe it's gonna take ten wins for them to make the playoffs. So i'm gonna go ten ten and seven at the bare minimum possibly lebanon states. But i'll be conservative. I'll say ten and seven I think mayfield play well. I know they're not going to rely olmec as much as maybe some of the other quarterbacks but they're going to run the football i believe they're going to be a top five running team and everything they do is going to be predded gonna be set up the running game so they're gonna be heavy play action. They went to the to tidy. As they went and got a hindrance free agency got john newsouth upgraded the wide receiver position. I think decide nelson born. Yeah so they got some weapons. I man i still like jacoby. Myers i like here tomorrow. Watching the better he gets. I really liked jacoby. Myers in so with that being said skipped. I'm gonna say they go tunas seven and they make the playoffs.

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Signal

The Signal

05:13 min | 9 months ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Signal

"It's so hard to grasp how all of these things together but of course they do. Let's talk a little bit about how lebanon got to be in this dire circumstance. I mean how did this start. Well it started with a poor management of resources. I can tell you that lebanon imports. Almost everything it's also left by the poor management of whatever loans lebanon got from entering the international community in the past in the past years accumulated so much step in the country. There has been also a poor management of the energy sector and we are now realizing all of the mistakes that have been made not by the people but actually by one government and one cabinet after the other We relied a lot. As i told you on international aid that is sanctuary. There was no constant development of any sector in lebanon the water the energy sector even when you look at how the to the bank dealt with all of its with all of its financial problems and the challenges that occurred between the banks from the private sector and the central bank and how it is still up until two day unknown. Where did the money of of depositors exactly go where our money go. You can see that. There's been more than just what they call a ponzi scheme or a corruption the there's been There's been an intentional devaluation of the whole country. And i think personally and this is my opinion for the benefits of politicians that don't belong to To one side of the equation all of them benefits from this even politicians who are on different sides of the tape at a certain point and of course this was also protected by the presence of a of a power her own political party in lebanon that also controls a big portion of the problem. Which is the lebanese borders. That had any syrian borders where the fuel smuggling is basically what is causing this fuel shortage in lebanon and hasbollah are the main influencers when it comes to.

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Signal

The Signal

05:52 min | 9 months ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Signal

"Import-dependent nation leaving residents struggling to find fuel medicines and basic supplies. I'm steven smiley. And today on the signal. Why has life in lebanon deteriorated. Why thousands fleeing the country for good. And what did those who are part of that exodus. Say about the broken homeland. They of leaving behind..

Christians Are Being Persecuted and Driven out of the Middle East

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:55 min | 9 months ago

Christians Are Being Persecuted and Driven out of the Middle East

"Talk to us about the situation in the middle east the flip side of the global war on terror that really isn't adequately discussed either. What has happened in syria. In in other parts of the middle east like iraq in the last twenty years since september the eleventh at the tarnow the twentieth century across the middle east we had approximately twenty plus percent christians that were living in various pockets. Lebanon has right now per capita the largest christian community but you had him living in iraq. You had him living in syria In turkey and whatnot well as we progress through the twentieth century with the various wars and the uptake. In some of these terror groups christians began to leave and larger numbers Since the war in syria for example in two thousand eleven when it started there were three million christians living inside syria. Today we have less than two hundred fifty thousand take iraq for example in mosul. You have the tomb of jonah. The prophet joan on you have to of the minor prophets name. All of a planes is well known in the bible. So these are all old jewish and christian lands and Christians are being driven out Left and right not only by sunni radicals but also by shiite radicals why because iran wants controlled. They want that fertile crescent. Go an open door from modern day. Iran in through iraq syria all the way out lebanon. So in this in this divide you've got a sunni shia clashes and and and in these clashes. Not only. are they fighting each other. But they're also pushing the christians out. The christians always take the brunt of everything

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Hezbollah Says Iranian Fuel Tanker to Sail to Lebanon Soon

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 9 months ago

Hezbollah Says Iranian Fuel Tanker to Sail to Lebanon Soon

"I send this rollout the leader of Iranian backed militant group Hezbollah has warned Israel not to insist that terrain and fuel tanker headed for Lebanon the time on and will sail saying Israelis three Hey this one as well Julie from his supporters is let the dentist recently suffered from crippling fuel shortages across the country the delivery organized by Lebanon based Hezbollah would be in apparent violation of US sanctions imposed on Tehran following the collapse of the Iranian nuclear deal diesel shortages amid severe power cuts throughout Lebanon have shut down thousands of private generators the lack of fuel has led to shortages of bread and left many patients and Lebanese hospitals at risk of dying the shortages are blamed on smuggling hoarding and the cash strapped governments inability to secure deliveries of imported fuel I'm Karen Thomas

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The Biden Administration is Confusing White Supremacists With Jihadists

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:28 min | 10 months ago

The Biden Administration is Confusing White Supremacists With Jihadists

"Are back with lead. Ferris professor of international relations fulmer advise if a national security and foreign policy to candidate trump the author of future jihad and more recently. The last spring We we have to talk about this. Administration's culpability for the events in afghanistan. Let's listen to the chief diplomat. Antony blinken from the biden administration. We're looking across the board at the Increasing danger posed by White supremacist groups Around the world And this is a growing problem and and growing town. Something we're looking at and we'll have to decide how we can be most effective for our part In dealing with the problem so professor priorities for the abidin. State department are hunting down white supremacists across the globe have any white supremacists toppled governments lately. what is the white supremacy nexus. Oh i don't know in iran in afghanistan and pakistan. You'll reaction to the state of foreign policy praxis. In this the greatest nation on god's earth well if follow that projection by the secretary of state. We would consider that white supremacist as he called. Them are firing these rockets and missiles from gaza to israel and those other missiles from southern lebanon into israel. And as you just said. I'll have just taken excuse me. The country of afghanistan are fighting. The currents are actually committing genocide in sudan are trying to Control libya these otherwise supremacists talking about or these other jihadists and talking about white. Supremacists is a cover up in my view from a geopolitical perspective to not talk any more about the real threats. Why because there is an iran deal to signed so we can't talk about that because now there's a taliban deal that they are enforcing the way they did and more and more so. I think that our foreign policy is shocking people around the world. Who are who this shocking. The most or these statements civil societies women minorities people who call themselves liberals around the world who do not understand what is this administration talking about not addressing the real serious strategic threats around the world.

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At Least 20 Dead, 79 Injured in Fuel Tanker Explosion in Lebanon

News, Traffic and Weather

00:20 sec | 10 months ago

At Least 20 Dead, 79 Injured in Fuel Tanker Explosion in Lebanon

"Tanker truck has exploded in northern Lebanon, killing 20 people and wounding dozens more. The Lebanese Red Cross is 20 bodies were recovered from the scene, while some 79 others were injured and suffered burns in the blast. The explosion comes as Lebanon faces a severe fuel shortage, leading to cases of smuggling and hoarding.

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At least 20 dead, 79 injured in fuel tanker explosion in Lebanon, Red Cross reports

NPR News Now

00:17 sec | 10 months ago

At least 20 dead, 79 injured in fuel tanker explosion in Lebanon, Red Cross reports

"Of fueled tanker truck exploded in northern lebanon sunday. The lebanese red cross says twenty people were killed. At least seventy nine others were injured. The explosion comes as lebanon is facing a severe fuel shortage. That's been blamed on hoarding and smuggling to serio prices are

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How Eco-Friendly is Fashion Rental, Really?

Wardrobe Crisis

01:58 min | 10 months ago

How Eco-Friendly is Fashion Rental, Really?

"Very excited to bring you this new episode all about fashion rental and how sustainable is have you been reading all these headlines questioning sustainability credentials. Because i've been everywhere. Now the popular angle was you may as well throw your clothes away. Because rental isn't eko wrought What do you think of this. His a selection of headlines and leads from popular media on this topic. The guardian went with a study has revealed that renting clothes long touted as one of the inverted. Commas onces to fashions sustainability crisis is worse for the planet then throwing them away dazed reported on the harmful environmental impacts of clothes jazz from transportation to upkeep glamour magazine. They said renting your has just been cooled out as the least environmentally friendly fashion option. And so on now all of this came out of the publication. In a finnish scientific journal of a study by five researchers from looked university led by jakko lebanon. He and his colleagues villa usa. Tallow anna harry curran and lassie linen compared the environmental impacts of five different scenarios around owning and disposing of clothes these included renting resale and recycling. Now when you do a study like this you got to make some decisions about ways dot and you'll methodology like what kind of garment we a cat. Where is it made. What's it made from. And where does it travel. So what market is it being sold or rented or recycled in an what's your average baseline for usage like. How often does it get worn. The research has decided on a pair of jeans made in bangladesh and consumed or rented or accessed in europe.

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

02:15 min | 10 months ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Journal.

"Which he denies he's still leads the central bank. How does lebanon get out of this. The technical solutions are there and this utions are essentially a unity forming of the finances. You structuring lebanon's banking sector and especially restructuring the central bank. Who is balance-sheets negative right. Now does that seem like it'll happen though especially especially when there's not really a government in place as it stands now. Nothing seems to point out that the will institute deep reforms that are needed to let us the collapse of been used currency. And it doesn't seem like they're going to do. The reforms needed on lock aids from the west and from institutions. I s in the west bank. And what that translates on the ground means more hyper-infation means more people going hungry. Means even that the you know middle class upper middle class wealthy segments of society startling to just make ends meet getting gaza struggle. Getting food is a struggle so people's expectations have been narrowed to their basic needs. Which.

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

07:37 min | 10 months ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Journal.

"To borrow them from the lebanese people. So how does that work. So in effect what would happen. Is that my mind with commons at me. That if you send us a v five hundred thousand dollars and fees for three years. Brigham gives you twenty percent interest on that so i would be very happy with that. Because that's the return on my twenty percent return just for storing money in a bank account is really high and using it for two three years some offers got this is that and so you know people obviously were more than happy being in their money and lebanon because essentially fee money. So what would happen. Is i would bring in my. Let's say thousand dollars. I would give it to my bank and they would give me eighteen percent twenty percent interest that your bank would then turn around and lend your money to the lebanese central bank with interest. So my back made money. I made money and we're all happy. This plan worked. Us dollars flowed into lebanon central bank. The catch was that the central bank was now going to have to pay interest on all of it in. Us dollars the key thing here. Is that the central bank is not the us federal reserve which means that he believes. Central banks does not have the right to print tolerance so the question becomes. Where is the interest in dollars that the central bank is saying my mind. Where's that coming from an answer. That question turned out later on was that it was coming from new investors. So what you're saying is that the central bank was basically taking money from new investors to pay off old investors. Yeah that's exactly it. On people in lebanon economists coined. This ploy upon this team and french president emmanuel macron letter. Call that the ponzi scheme. Were there signals that what the central bank was doing could pose a threat on lebanon's economy so in the summer of twenty nine seen the banking system started acting funny way. People find themselves not being able to withdraw their daughters from their accounts deeper going to pay for their mobile phone. Bill sign that they were being charged at the highest rate than the bag. So kind of all of the signs were there and then in twenty nineteen. Something happened to push the country into a full blown financial crisis. It started with something small. The government announced that it would be imposing a tax on whatsapp calls and in response the country erupted in protests. The protests weren't just about the tax museum says they were a reaction to years of government mismanagement and corruption but people actually testing where the political elite that came to power in the civil war and has done to power since these protesters hughes the political elites of sabotaging the economy of destroying lebanon's denture have industrial economy and they accused their corruption as being the main driver behind lebanon's economic stagnation. There's no future for us jobs at all and this is not acceptable anymore. This moment would become a turning point for lebanon's economy during the protests lebanon's banks closed citing security concerns. This meant that all over the country everyday. Lebanese people couldn't access their money. Only the richest most well connected. People were reportedly able to deepen have kind of lost faith in the system and especially in the central bank and they were scared because he could not access their money when the banks reopened two weeks after the protests lebanon experienced a bank run as anybody went through local band to try to withdraw their money but they were denied and people were knocked out of their accounts by the banks and where limited to very small amounts in some cases. One hundred dollars a week. I imagine that people going to the bank and not being able to withdraw all their money must have just inspired panic among everybody else. What was it like on the streets. At that point the started attacking banks started at that can bank managers with here. News reports of the been going to bank managers homes than setting them but also we saw Queuing up for hours and suffering in the adventures of banks but the dean is always turning Comedies soviet to be started seeing people take their homework with them to banks. We started seeing lebanese. Mom stake their cooking utensils to the bank on johnson vegetables and make some silence whether way the lebanese had a term for their money that was stuck in the banking system. The call them lawler's as in l. o. L. what does this moment mean for. Lebanon's currency in the period after the bank's closure e kind of had his audience in march for that had been easier in addition bizarre and the first one was attack. Which was you know. One dollars equals one thousand five hundred zero but another was the black market value of the dollar black markets emerged or lebanese can exchange their lira for dollars on the black markets. The lira became exactly what the central bank had originally wanted to avoid. They became a floating currency value determined by supply and demand and as people's faith in the lebanese banking system eroded demand for the lira plummeted lira on the black market traded. For less and less lebanon was experiencing hyper inflation. Out of the southern. You had people who were used to things happening. A certain way wake up. The next day undiscovered discovered the fundamental theories that they had based their knives upon now no longer through and the biggest indicator of that was kind of the bag. You know somebody who's my age was born in nineteen ninety. Doesn't know anything except the bag to wake up one day and realized that your salary instead of being worth fifteen hundred dollars is now all of the sudden worth thirteen hundred dollars. Twelve hundred dollars and as time moved on. It's becoming worth even less than that. That's really i people panic. In the midst of this panic a massive explosion rocked beirut lebanon's largest city a stockpile of ammonium nitrate beirut's port exploded damaging tens of thousands of homes and killing over two hundred people. It was one of the biggest non nuclear explosions in history. The tragedy made an already bad economic situation. Worse i off the explosion stories. Some of the liveliest neighborhoods of the city destroyed the center stage with the bahamian district district. You would come stated if you visited from abroad and that's on the culture aspect of things but also it meant that the country's biggest sport was destroyed so that meant that you know the cost of shipping to and from lebanon just went up. It's after the resignation of the cabinet. That the dime. The cabinet collapsed because of infighting and now a year later. We still don't have a cabinet or places since the explosion. The economy has continued to spiral today on the black market. One dollar doesn't cost fifteen hundred. Lear like it did in the days of the peg. It costs almost twenty. One thousand lire lebanon's central bank hasn't been able to get hyper-inflation under control and as for the pegs architect riyadh's dilemma. Prosecutors in switzerland and france are now investigating in for possible money laundering and embezzlement.

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"lebanon" Discussed on Sky News Daily

Sky News Daily

04:41 min | 10 months ago

"lebanon" Discussed on Sky News Daily

"And when i spoke to a senior general he told me that the situation was so catastrophic. The financial situation was so dire that the armed forces were several months away from total collapse. Soldiers who are being paid the equivalent now of one hundred dollars a month because of this currency crisis and economic collapse were risk of being bribed the risk of deserting with risk of having to go home because they simply couldn't. It's not viable to live into that family on such little money. I mean if you armed forces are potentially months away from collapse and if the majority of the population can't afford or even find basic medical and food supplies in the country and if as we've just outlined the political situation remains this precarious and there doesn't seem to be any kind of solution on the horizon. Then i think the answers your question look. Lebanon is a country and it's a situation where a lot of hyperbole can be used so you say it's a failed state on the verge of being a failed state. It's almost superfluous when you have to look at the reality. I mean the situation is there. People can't afford to live can't afford to provide for their families. There's an army according to their senior commanders. That's on the verge of collapse and there's absolutely no hope in sight so i think if you're listening to that scenario you can make your own mind up about. What kind of state is as for the poor explosion. We'll those affected get the closure. They need you. Have thousands of people family members loved ones friends of those who were killed in that horrific blast at the port of beirut still waiting for accountability still demanding justice and they've received nothing since an investigation was launched into who was responsible. The first judge leading the investigation was pulled out by senior lawmakers in the country. The new judge that's now overseeing. The investigation has summoned the acting prime minister senior. Mp's former ministers who were working at the time of nitric coming into the port. He's been blocked from trying to speak to them and interrogate and question them and essentially at every avenue when we're waiting to see how the investigation is progressing. There's either constitutional intricacies or legal loopholes or political deadlock that stops the investigators. The lawyers representing the families and the families themselves demanding justice and when recently members of those families who are demanding justice went to protest outside the interior minister's house in beirut they weren't met with support they weren't met with perhaps more understanding minister or senior politician. They were met by his private security forces and security officials beating them harassing them. Haranguing them in what. We're really ugly scene. So we are seeing an absolute outpouring of anger on the streets of beirut and yet still despite one of the worst explosions in modern history. We are absolutely none the wiser or any closer from getting a sense of justice or accountability for those responsible. Lebanon was once described as the switzerland of the east because of its financial power and stability through the nineteen fifties in the nineteen sixties with beirut often referred to as the paris of the middle east. Will it ever flourish again. The people of lebanon like alexandra parents tracy and paul want to see better times ahead. It's the hope for justice under truth for our daughter. This is You know the key reason why Fighting we need to have to be able to stay here. Hope is also about looking at the people around us that are fighting because they are not stopping. Everybody has their northern their sheriff eight. you know. we're country that's going through so many prices right now Us is price of justice and truce but others have also there are. There are struggling with and altogether. We would make a difference. It's a crime against humanity that happens on the fourth of august. So i really hope and wish that you know international counties see what's happening in lebanon here our screen for head and had boss. That's it until next time. I thanks to all of our gas.

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"lebanon" Discussed on Sky News Daily

Sky News Daily

05:09 min | 10 months ago

"lebanon" Discussed on Sky News Daily

"You've got a situation. Where in the weeks after the explosion. The government led by the prime minister. Hassan diab resigned. Had a mobile. You can imagine the reactional streets fury that anger the domon per accountability and justice there were protests there were clashes with the security forces in the immediate aftermath about blast walls. People were still trying to repair and return to some sort of normality as difficult as it was then. Lebanon went into this period of trying to form a new government. Now that takes a long time. Historically we've seen this process repeated before the man who was tasked with forming a new government. Who is himself a former prime minister. A man called saad hariri had waited until now to try and form a new government and ultimately after a year of negotiations. Discussions disagreements with other political parties. He has now stepped away from that role. He's quit as the pm designate without even being able to form a government. He said i can't do this anymore. I agree with the president. He is the expected or incoming prime minister and the sitting president have disagreed over the formation of the cabinet. Lebanese politics is very complicated..

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"lebanon" Discussed on Kris Kourtis

Kris Kourtis

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"lebanon" Discussed on Kris Kourtis

"Good morning lebanon. This is chris cordis. We were talking about zoom in house. Zuma's become so popular in lebanon. People are using it for schools. Universities connecting with their loved ones with their friends with their girlfriends boyfriends family grandmothers grandfathers. It's becoming very important. And especially during this pandemic zuma has been bringing everyone closer together. A lot of teachers now are teaching on the through zoom because they can teach in class because of the pandemic sa- zuma's becoming very vague popular very quickly. It's the new generation of skype and it's more professional and it's it's so much clearer than skype so i've tried zoom with my family when they were in dubai and it was a clear and the quality was crispin. Good the sound and i really enjoyed. It was a very good experience. Only thing that i don't like about is that you have to send invitation every time you should have a direct call. I think zoom should adjust that instead of an email invitation. You should do it like skype. A direct call or maybe an invitation call but not through email because a lot of people don't like emails specially even now in this generation. A lot of people do not use emails. The like it specially the youth of today do not like emails very much. So you would be best if we could if we could zoom straightaway through call to call like skype and watch and talk to each other. Normally like we would do in. What's up what's up is so easy to use. You just press call video and it works so it's very interesting. It's fun it's exciting. We feel like we're closer together and that we are all one when we what win wearing zoom together. So that's.

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Stories Behind Wine

The Stories Behind Wine

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Stories Behind Wine

"It was when the country was really finding his feet. Yes no was. The second world will what by-in-large lebanon was sped that we get to nineteen seventy five. And the country descends into civil. And the party. If you want ended and the lebanese wine industry which was probably made up about six produces radi found itself taking a blood but then we have the third accident of history. Which is the decision by the show family which chateau musar. Probably the most famous Wine producer to take no wines and seldom abroad and they were discovered in england at the bristol. Wine fat in nineteen seventy nine and in doing so. Lebanon's flag was planted on the world wine map and everyone knows search hoshar during the eleven civil war. He was a war hero in stories about making wine in conflict. Were were famous. And that's why he was decanted magazines. I managed the air. But what people don't know. This is the point that i'm trying to get to enter. The long winded way is a lot of lebanese wine producers. Were also struggling to make wine war but that stories went told the owners of shattuck sahra were regularly kidnapped and threatened with mocks. At with threatened with mark cuban's shattered could friars wine mak- was taken prisoner during the nineteen eighty two israeli invasion of lebanon and on a day to day basis repaired to fifteen years. Lebanese winemakers faced danger and constant instability. And yet they never really missed a harvest and that's why that's why we're until that story. Yes so the thanks for mentioning the wine and war documentary. I would encourage all listeners to watch. The documentary was just released. This spall tell me little bit about how that documentary came to be. I got a phone call in two thousand thirteen. From two rather charming californian filmmakers who wrote up in beirut and blessed with making film about lebanese wine can become an interview and i said yes sure and i was in my house in the mountains at the time and i said islam going down to bury. You'll have to come up and see me if you want to see me. It was like dude fine fine. Yeah house k. And so they turned up. It'll the cameras and everything and they were meant to. Just come for a couple of hours and this on a saturday and they didn't leave to sunday morning because i cook them. Lunch in. the one bottle of wine led to quite a few bottles of wine when that afterwards so but that was fun. I'm looking forward to seeing the film when it comes out and about a month later i get a phone call. And they said listen. Would you like to collaborate with us on the film on writing the script on structuring the story and so on so that was an and i said yeah fine. I'll do much time. But yes no i can do that. I can do that what i thought would be. A couple of weeks came seven years and an intervening period while the tragically search ocean of chacha. Musar died in a swimming accident. Tax bill koa news even twenty fourteen and that rather through us a bit because we didn't know whether to stop what we're doing and make a film just about surge because we had so many hours of him on film probably more than anyone else has had still has. And then i think by twenty fifteen twenty sixteen. We settled on a formula that it would be still a film about lebanon and winemakers and their struggle to make wine and went true that it would be in fact..

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"lebanon" Discussed on Between The Lines

Between The Lines

06:00 min | 1 year ago

"lebanon" Discussed on Between The Lines

"Earlier this month, , a deadly blast in Beirut killed more than one hundred and seventy people, , engine thousands, , and lift three, , hundred, , thousand homeless. . And a vast landscape of destruction. . Now, , Lebanon was already in extremely bad shape before this blast exacerbated by the covid crosses the chronic corruption and dysfunction that had defined Lebanese politics for decades with all that had brought the economy to ruin. . Many people have lost they laugh savings and investments no wonder widespread protests recently led to the resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister and his cabinet. . So the poodle listen a broader historical context. . Let's welcome back to the program Joshua Landis. . He heads the Middle East Program at the University of Oklahoma Josh Welcome back to between the lines. . It's a pleasure being with you Tom. . Now Lebanon was once a model for the Middle East by route was dubbed the Paris of the East. . Now, , today Lebanon looks like Syria Iraq how did this happen? ? Well it happened because Lebanon is an extremely divided country it like Iraq and Syria there are Shiites and sinise dividing the Muslim side but there's also about thirty three percent of the population are Christians. . Both marinade there and and Greek Orthodox. . So you have the same. . Religious Divisions in Lebanon that you do in Syria and Iraq but in fact, , you have more and that's one reason why Lebanon fell into such a bloody civil war from nineteen, seventy, , , five to ninety, , which was. . Patched up. . Most recently and They've been running in what turns out to be a real puns e scheme through the central. . Bank. . In which they shored up the Lebanese pound by borrowing gobs of money billions upon billions of dollars and. . and. . Supporting the exchange rate, , but it turned out that that <hes> was a Ponzi scheme because tons of Lebanese in Australia. . The United States Europe were sending their dollars to Lebanon to be in these dollar-denominated accounts that were getting interest rates as high as twelve thirteen percent. . So everybody wanted that kind of interest rate, , but it turned out to be a Ponzi scheme in just collapsed a few months ago, , which was sparked these terrible demonstrations and instability because the country is now impoverished inflation has gone through the roof and people are discovering that they don't have any money and it's it's <hes>. . Lit tensions between different sectarian groups, , and of course, , as I mentioned in my introduction many people in Lebanon I've lost their life savings and investments. . To people realize that it goes back to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War One this in France and Britian what do they do that essentially created free great minority ruled regimes in the Middle East, , tell us mall. . Yes they did and Lebanon was carved out by France which got a both Syria and Lebanon from the League of Nations after World War One. . The League of Nations <hes> conceded this to France to really rule over the mass colonies, , but they are called mandates and. . France carved out Lebanon as an independent country. . And made the borders such that they were as big as they possibly could maintaining a Christian majority so that the government would be dominated by Christians at the center ruling over Shiites Druze a bunch of sending Moslems none of whom would be able to compete in theory with the Christians and this allowed for a very French friendly country on the Mediterranean that France thought would serve it. . Well, , the problem is that <hes> within the years. . The demographics began to change and Muslims became the crushing majority and this led to the civil war in hundred, , seventy five and ever since then the various religious groups have been squabbling over. . Political power. . And today fifty percent of all parliament members that have to be Christians. . National Pact even though Christians are probably only a third, , the population which underlines how You know precarious. . The entire political system is, , and of course, , in Iraq following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire with the British mandate the Sunni minority pretty much ran the show from the time of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire right through the downfall of Saddam Hussein, , and in Syria it was the Alawite minority that ran the show and of course <hes>. . Stiffer differs from the Sunni majority during the recent civil war. Correct. . . You're absolutely right and this was a pattern throughout the northern Middle East where the colonial powers whether it was. . Britain or was France would establish a minority in power given the lion's share of power, , and that helped them to rule by divide and conquer, , but it left a terrible legacy. . That the Middle East is suffering from today because the Alawites this religious minority that's twelve percent of the country ruled Syria and today the uprising was an attempt by the Sydney majority to overthrow that minority that's clinging to power in Syria Saddam Hussein sunny twenty percent of the country Cenis and the Shiite majority and Kurds rose up to try to get rid of Saddam Hussein leading to very bloody civil war ethnic war and and that's that's one of the major causes for instability throughout. . The region is this terrible fight between these different religious groups

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Men's Room

The Men's Room

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Men's Room

"Believed that the private sector is able to deliver on its commitments and having is state of the art project with best practices in place, and it's a way to say that you know what entrepreneurs with good ideas. And the developing world should get our support because our support has a direct impact on climate change and those on the sustainability of mankind now This is these are big words, but this is the reality of the current times. You talk about wind corridors and when I was looking into this, it seems like offshore wind farms are also the big thing. Now when you don't have enough land, for example, in a very densely populated area. There's the option of building Some kind of platform offshore I was reading that eighty percent of of the wind or something is generated over waters that are sixty feet deep or more. So you have much more win on the water which in the country like Lebanon you'll have a lot of water in many of these countries around the Mediterranean Sea. is this something that you considered is this something they that there's also buzz about in a place like Lebanon, or in the rest of the Middle East having the wind farms or the wind turbines installed offshore versus on shore is mainly deregulation obstacle but that being said if you go for the offshore option. You would have to invest a bit more than the onshore, but you wouldn't have the headache related to the social impact. You would the have environmental perhaps because you have to drill into the seafloor to have the the exactly the pillars to hold up the platform, and then there's the problem of accessing the winter winds. Maintenance absolutely. Then you get into a whole other exactly. So This has. This has an impact on the cost of of the project and it will likely impact on on the cost. You would be selling the electricity to the to the grid Saleh. Thanks so much for enlightening US and best of luck with your project and everything else. Thank you Nadia for having me parting words. Last sentence is for the young entrepreneurs all over the Arab world. That you hold the future in your own hands. Okay. It's easier said than done but never never never let anyone tell you you can't do it follow your dream make it happen and renewables is the future irrespective. What anyone says? I love it. That's it. Hope you enjoyed the show make sure you subscribe to the podcast. So you'll know when we have new episode and as usual be sure to check us out on social media where we have lots of good stuff waiting for you. Lots of love you next time..

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Men's Room

The Men's Room

07:45 min | 1 year ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Men's Room

"That's huge. That's huge. And the beauty of this project other than it's the first and all the lending institutions at happens to be that are these are international development banks. that. Nothingness at the, they do not necessarily look at your bottom line per se, but they would want to see a social impact. On the communities where these turbines will be installed. So we'd be having around forty three turbines. Installed from Mesh the Hudson Mush, the Hamoud which is at the northern tip of Lebanon close to Syria. Up to the. Scenario that's quite large. Let's put it this way. Did you see forty-seven turbine four, hundred, forty three that doesn't seem like so many what's the holdup ten years? Why is it not happening? I was reading about it i. read that it would take about eight months to complete the installation of the project. So why why isn't it done yet? Mean, this is the first of its kind in Lebanon and in the financing world these are the toughest type of projects to get financing because the usually work like a Swiss watch you need to have all the intricate equipments, bolts, and nuts that are synchronized in a way that once your operational, you have all your. Are All of your files ready to go at a certain point in time The project was awarded under the guidelines of the EIB, which is the European Investment Bank. And the company was awarded the tender for the E. P.. C. which has the engineering procurement. And commissioning of the project is was awarded to g-gender electric from the US. And obviously, you would need the financing in place who would need all your permits and plays. You would need all daughter- ization the proper transport truth from Tripoli port to the project sites so. This is why. This takes time obviously in Lebanon took a bit longer because we had a big time line whereby we didn't have a government in place president very political. I don't WanNa go there but this is these are the realities on the ground. Obviously, we have a new set of challenges happening. Now, Nadia as you know, Lebanon is going through What we call a double whammy meaning to say we have financial and economic problems that are currently varian and has has an impact on the credibility of our country on one hand, and obviously you have other issues such as Covid nineteen whereby the central government was semi closed for four to five months now. So all of this has an impact on the timeline. So we know that there are serious economic and political problems currently in Lebanon, but is is the project moving forward at all? So the international lenders as we said, I have four international institutions that are backing our projects. They are very supportive and very bullish about the future of this projects or the three licenses that we are managing, which is how I got sustainable lack God and Lebanon Wind Farm. They WANNA support this project, but because Lebanon is technically in default on its payments. On the Eurobond payments, they are waiting for an I. M. F. Let's say a serious I am F proposal Lebanon has asked for a an M. F. aid. That is yet to come because the program that was presented and this is what we hear in the news. Hasn't been bulletproof by not only the political parties in the country, but they would want to have a broad social acceptance by the Lebanese and this is quite tricky because you can't really quantify it but. The international lenders are saying once we see seriousness by the central government on IMF program, we're ready to release the funds that have already been approved by the board of these four institutions. So it's hopefully just a matter of time. Nobody knows how long. Would a project like that be able which is far in the north of the country can wind power be transported Many kilometers, for example, to power a city like Beirut, which is I'm not sure how many kilometers away but quite a few. I did I mean technically yes but you would have a lot of losses on the transmission network because our transmission network one of its problem is that it's old and needs. Some serious upgrades but that being said, the areas were working in, which is specifically ACA. Has Been, quite on the loose and vis-a-vis the support that has got from. The central state. It's an area that has been forgotten for all kinds of reason. So we really want to produce at `electricity. Forearm. And it makes sense because the project is in that area. So just imagine currently these these villages are seeing two to three hours of electricity today. What happens when they get `electricity for twenty four hours a day what type of change an impact this would have on their lives and and you know it. Is a basic human right now. So. It's am backed. could be compounded positively on all levels, and that's what makes us awake at night that we need this project to not only help these people but all of Lebanon because. Listen Nadia. If we succeed in this project, this could be the cornerstone project for the new Lebanon. You'd replicate this across all industries. You can have the private sector working hand in hand with the public sector and you'll just you know relief the central government. From all the corruption, all the inefficiencies that stay we find very clearly in a lot of industries institutions and what have you. Especially, if you have these external financial institutions that are lending support that are not going to let things slide they're watching very carefully. Is it typical for these kinds of projects to be funded by outside institutions? Are they usually funded by the government of that country These are private initiatives. That have a direct impact on a national level and these development banks usually look for. Of Projects, they wouldn't want to invest in a coal power plant because that's obsolete and that has a big impact on climate change. Their lending us, and because they.

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"lebanon" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge

Makom Israel Teachers Lounge

08:12 min | 1 year ago

"lebanon" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge

"They're not a western democracy they were modeled on a democracy just like every single country, the Middle East except for Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia was never conquered. Okay. I mean they came to be independently as their own very Muslim monarchy. All of the other countries were modeled either by the French or by the British and all of them because of that, we talk in these. Democratic terms of freedom of representation of separation of you know all the different things that we're supposed to have in a democracy. Lebanon. Has the structure, but it has never had the follow through and they have been dysfunctional as a government and as a parliament for many many years I mean, I don't like to joke about it because it's very sad. But I want to see any of our nice. You know gap year students living in a country where they don't know how to take away the garbage. Things that you don't want to think about but you know what happens when the government doesn't take away the garbage. So what happens a lot even in today and Samaria? We see that because of the dysfunction of the Palestinian forty is that then people burn garbage because it's really gross otherwise. Do you want to live like that in Lebanon has not been able as a country to remove the garbage. They had three four years ago what they called garbage protests that you guys in how this government you was if half the structure, but you don't do anything and right now we're in the COVID nineteen health disaster. And the Ministry of Health in Lebanon Ice told you guys that she's Bala joined the political system they work as a fits. You know the mafia not exactly but similar. But the health minister happens to be from a from please, Bella. Lebanese Shiite. So suddenly he's about law. Is the one that's responsible for health. Why did they take that position from the beginning because they actually wanted to give back to their constituents they wanted to build health clinics and give healthcare 'cause probably in this comes back to the question that you keep asking most likely Shiites around fifty percent of Lebanese population Lebanon, his around five and a half six million people. They don't count. But most likely around half are Shiites and that scares everybody totally nobody wants to count because of that. Well except for the ayatollah and the Iran who are very happy to have to increase their hegemony in the Middle East by having all these Shia Muslims in Lebanon. Absolutely, but they're not they're not. If they wanted to come in and just take over. That's one thing. But they wanted to come from within. Part of the challenges that whose ballot is a Lebanese terror organization against Israel it's funded by Iran but here you get to the challenge that I have the exact same challenge with Hamas they want the authority, but they don't want the responsibility. So, what happened last week you have a dysfunctional government. Nobody really works at anything and the port area is an area where his spa kind of played whatever they wanted with. They didn't bring in that ammonium nitrate, but it didn't go anywhere. And right now nobody in Lebanon is willing to take responsibility. They're all pointing the finger in a different direction. So and look at what they did is that they resigned and that people came up their mindset really you're resigning now who's going to take responsibility. But if you look around to me, the scariest part is that one of the most if not the most charismatic Arabic speaking Muslim preacher is Hossam. Astrology Secretary General of Hispaniola. He is very very He he he's a real or old fashioned kind, but he doesn't today on. TV. and. That's scary that he's like the voice that when he talks. So we like to note how people are going against because we aren't necessarily looking at the places where everybody is for him. there lots of Maronites Marinades Christian Catholic Maronites who think that wholesomeness Rolla protects them more from Sunni jihadi extremism. And would rather except that type of leadership than any other kind. Make Lebanon great again. Sort of a sense of moving on I, sort of. That's what's happening right now with the present merit I president of. Lebanon, he's a Maronite and he is totally people go. He's under a trance I'm like you're looking at it from the outside. When you look at it from the inside, you're gonNA see different threats. Lebanon wants to exist as a country they want to exist separately from Syria they have as I say again, I emphasize Hustle Estrella is not a Persian speaking radium. He's Arabic speaking Lebanese borne she act. So that, we don't look at it that way we're so used to saying his Bala as a tool of Iran that we're not always aware how much the Shiites are an important group and that they've you a Maronites Christians as the ones who've always looked on their nose and never given them enough and not developed roads not developed clinics not developed education having given back. And they've always felt that way inside Lebanon? It's not just Lebanese story. So many countries by the way I think Israel also. As as the American hegemony as the Pax Americana sort of the superpower nature of America shrinks. So countries are looking east indifferent or or different directions for who will lie with. So Lebanon, they're also looking around and the Maronites which looked so far west. Can say now maybe we should be looking further east. I'm not disagreeing with you. I'm just saying that a challenge is that who is it when you say, Lebanon? And I go back to the fact that they're the eighteen different confessional groups that are the ones that are recognized. And let me just add in third two enormous groups in Lebanon that are part of the eighteenth confessional groups that at least as part of the system. The one relates directly to Israel, and that's the Palestinian refugees who arrived there in nineteen, forty, eight, the probably around four, hundred, four, hundred, and fifty thousand. That's almost a million people. That's a lot of people. They're not part. Of, the country. Okay. But they're not, they're not counted within the country they they they all are not allowed to leave the refugee camps. I'm talking refugee camps from nineteen, forty eight they do not have Lebanese citizenship. They do not have Lebanese residency. Their life has been run by the United Nations Relief and Welfare Agency. When Robin we all detest. But for them, that's their lifeline. Many of those who wants who have. Though of left but but they're still. Hundreds of thousands who live in Lebanon status and added for nineteen forty eight. And add onto that much worse olive and Mike over a million. Syrian refugees who are mainly Sunni. They left Syria as Sunnis, and so suddenly the enormous influx of a religion. But with all sorts of different aspects to it, and then suddenly you go that marinate who thinks that the Lebanese, Shiite will protect him against the Sunni Jihadi extremism that's comes from the last former Isis. Supporters Pouring in and turn to Nasrallah to help as lucky absolutely in the last decade. It's written the official number that the United Nations.

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

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"lebanon" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"lebanon" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"You too my dad is trying to teach me math as if nothing is different which is really annoying clearly things are different if you and your kids for you and your parents want something fun and interesting to do while you're stuck at home track good kids a podcast from Lebanon to media good kid is gonna put out episodes about almost being stuck at home for a while subscribe to good kids stay at home edition wherever you find your podcasts welcome back to the program as I promised I'm going to share with you our latest news about the stock market you might have noticed that in recent weeks on this broadcast I haven't said anything about.

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"lebanon" Discussed on The Heat

The Heat

08:17 min | 2 years ago

"lebanon" Discussed on The Heat

"In power for some of them a century. Some families have been in power and so there really hasn't been newness in Lebanese politics or way to get into it. That wasn't through the parties but but what these protests are doing is getting together unaffiliated with any party and a completely new on narrative. which is that? They're not really talking talking about getting rights for their sex or their tribe. They're getting rights for the whole country and talking about issues that affect every household in this country. which is a lack of electricity lack of water a lack of Garbage collection some of the worst Public services in the world the worst roads and a country that has basically is in debt for over eighty billion dollars. US opposes money went towards fixing the country. And and obviously as we sit here here today in Lebanon very little has been fixed all that money has been spent by contracts allow these contracts to build infrastructure were really get taken by the cronies of those was in power the friends and relatives of the companies that were close to power and they didn't do a very good job at most of the work so people have been very angry for a long time in Lebanon. As has that happened in other parts of the world and new taxes were put on people In recent months attacks on what's APP. What's APP is a social media platform messaging being platform that allows for really cheap pretty much free calling and the people of Lebanon had dependent on this because we have the highest foam? Bill is already in the world so when the what's APP tax put into place people really felt like everything has been taken away from them. Because WHATSAPP was one of the few things I thought was working in the country was the way the people survived. It communicates closer friends and and even sharing jokes films and all that kind of thing so it was a real entertainment and communicating tool to tax. That was seen as a step too. Far Endesa's really a class struggle. Because of the wealth in Lebanon is distributed so unevenly I mean we have a not even one percents percentage fraction of one percent population which is about three thousand individuals that control half the country as well. So the wealth gap in this country is very kind of grotesque People living on two dollars a day a man actually killed himself because he couldn't give lunch money to his child people driving around and Lamborghinis and having now be careful nightclubs in all stop so The anger has been building for some time and the political system was seen as really not answering people's need in this political IOS system again based on militias during the war are warlords who are running these political parties. A lot of them could have been on trial for war crimes in other countries but in Lebanon there it was an amnesty agreement to end the war and that was by the way in accordance an agreement with all of the big international powers in the world the United States Syria Iran etc.. All these countries trees agreed to lead these warlords rule the country and now fast forward twenty thirty years later. It's not maybe no surprise that they didn't really fix the country they really all they really understand is A you know the weapons of war and and seizing assets for their party for themselves and they basically just cannibalize the Lebanese government spending money on all of these wasteful the contracts and meanwhile the banks which are also owned by politicians have been making a huge amount of money off of lending the government money at very high interest rate. So so it's kind of like a self licking ice cream. Cone is basically just like the money keeps going around the same hands a twenty five year old. Protesters city rallied on Sunday impart against Hariri series potential return as prime minister calling him one of these same faces that you've been talking about who've ruled the country of course his father also involved Before his assassination so talk to us about his current predicament. Why did he resign? Why is he now the front runner for pm well? He resigned amid public pressure. In the first couple weeks of the protests He decided to resign Some people say that this was a strategy of his that he was just going to pretend like he was the man of the people and that would give them credibility ability to go run again later because no one else and Lebanese government resigned and the person asking for that for a long time so so now. He's being talked talked about again as prime minister because other candidates were names were floated and many of them were Harys. Kind of of inner circle L. A. Other wealthy businessmen who have profited a lot in this country and they all those names rejected by protesters but Now Harry's his name is being brought back in so it's almost like a full circle but people are also saying that they reject that approach Gathering the last two days actually reject Hire Ltd trying to gather in front of parliament to prevent him from being re elected. Because it's the parliament of Lebanon that Alexa Prime Minister. Not The people so the Hariri family to give you some background. I reread is. The Sun is a billionaire billionaire himself. His father was a very prominent billionaire He was the one who basically took the reins of rebuilding Lebanon after the war. When these the war lords became politicians and Hariri was kind of seen as the ones keep them all in line and to create a business environment and investment environment in the country that would somehow smooth over the wounds of war But this didn't really a help very much in. Lebanon really never had a reconciliation after the war has had. The warlords came from the streets to the parliament. Parliament Chamber without any kind of justice and a lot of these people they traded in their their uniforms for suits and traded in their tank. Wars for wars over contracts. And and Harry was the Father Heidi. He was five times prime minister any pretty much ran the entire economy of the country. He he ran on on a scheme. That How how to fix a broken country while you basically sell off all the assets of the highest bidder in privatize everything And then you basically Bringing all this foreign capital while the foreign capital didn't come. The privatization process ended up causing some of the highest prices for products. That we have in Lebanon a basic services in the world All all of this this neoliberal logic that if you can just see your country completely to private capital and not have any regulations and just encourage investors. The point where they're not paying taxes they're polluting the environment today in Lebanon we have very serious air pollution water and you can't even swim. Lebanon beautiful coastline nine. You can't even you can't even go in there anymore. All these resorts have been built. All these factories are polluting the coast. So I think what's happening right now. As a reckoning of that Aubrey era that era of neoliberalism that era of unregulated capital and how it could really destroy a country And basically keep the the poor keep getting poorer or in this country a large country Lives on two dollars. A day in our parliament are all millionaires. Our last two or three prime ministers have been billionaires. So how do you really understand. Understand billionaire prime ministers in a country that lacks the most basic public services. So you say no reconsiliation after that lengthy civil war so it was a broken can country Broken system followed by another broken system. How do you put all the pieces back together again? What's the likely outcome of all of this? WHAT'S THE BEST case scenario for Lebanon moving forward? Well it's a good question man who are asking themselves that question. Lebanon is a is a is a colonial us date in also It never really had the kind of State Foundation Lebanon A strong state. The central government doesn't really control the country. You have all of these militia leaders and billionaires and a feudal lords that have basically running their own. Little Feifdoms in the country. So how do you bring into become one country. One of the main problems in Lebanon. There is no central decision-making there is no faith in a state. Everybody kind of runs their own state kind of their own president. That's meant that we've been free in Lebanon. We've been more free than most countries. There isn't like a security or police state that can prevent you from speaking because everybody Kinda Slob do what they want. So how do we create a nation now out of this country country that was just warring militias. It's a very good question. I don't think it will happen immediately. I don't think there'll be any quick or easy answers of this. The one thing that gives people I hope today is that there is a new politics forming in the country and a post sectarian post militia..

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"lebanon" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"lebanon" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Lebanon please eighty three year old vessel right now our of Morrow was killed after driving is pick up the wrong direction on state route forty eight ran into a car being driven by eleven in teen who was thrown from his vehicle by the impact of that crash nineteen year old Seth mine too is hospitalized today in serious shape they could make the divorce official today the board of queen city metros meeting and no vote on turning over operation of Cincinnati street car to the city metros been pushing for the break so they don't have to defend funding street car when they go to voters for more money for bus service come March another Democrat about there the race for him on the county commission honey pillage a maker announced with this afternoon that she wants to fill the seat being vacated by Todd port to Phillips a former state Rep will take on Alicia Reece another former state legislator in the democratic primary next March number of Indiana schools are closed today teachers attending a union rally in Indianapolis they plan to pack the statehouse to demand better pay and benefits they picked today because it's the first day that the legislature begins planning meeting for issues that they will take up in the next session we go to schools ready to help out parents of some high school kids who've been struggling to find transportation last night the Lakota board of education voted to restore busing for high school freshman starting next fall it was eliminated eight years ago but now there is enough money to bring it back the superintendent Matthew Miller says parents have asked for this transportation to be restored for many years and they are now able to deliver the bus service will be available to look cold a freshman who live outside of neighborhoods with walking paths or sidewalks that lead to schools I'm Matt Rees newsradio seven hundred WLW this is a service of Beechmont Toyota our next update today thirty on newsradio seven double double take advantage of Black Friday deals going on now at low you'll find savings throughout the store to help you get your home ready in time for the holidays look up to forty percent off select the point about use including whirlpool.

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