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Bill Rogio Describes ISIS-K's Role Within the Terrorism Community

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:46 min | 3 weeks ago

Bill Rogio Describes ISIS-K's Role Within the Terrorism Community

"We are back with the editor of a superlative publication. The long war journal long war journal dot. Org bill roggio army veteran national guard veteran. He's been to afghanistan. He's been to iraq and he's telling us what we need to know about the recent withdrawal from kabul in may. He just sent me the article in may he predicted while the taliban would to build help on millions of listeners who now have to prepare for the twentieth anniversary of september. The eleventh. what you discussed the taliban you've discussed al qaeda where it is isis fit into this constellation of jihadi organisations and especially isis k. Who allegedly were behind the murderer marines coleman on that Army he stuff sajjan. Sure and the islamic state is an al-qaeda of course So al qaeda and the taliban host jihadist groups are in one camp these state is the bastard child of al qaeda they share the same ideology to restore the the calvet and impose islamic state. They just have different ways of doing it. The islamic speech way is basically my way or the highway they wanna declare the california now and go for it. Al qaeda's way is look. We build our emirates. Do this arab. Believe you don't declare until we protect it we build our state is like the The leninist versus. Trotskyite i i. It's the perfect analogy so That's what we have. The islamic state in afghanistan is There is an opposition time because it's opposes. The caliban primarily be a job her however there are reports and some of this comes from the united nations. And i'm not going to be very clear not saying this attacker. Those attack happened recently in kabul. Were related to this. However i suspect they were united. Nations has reported that the islamic state which has been largely defeated by the taliban now operates cellular moving small control. Small territory The reports that at work which is a part of the powerful group within the taliban uses islamic state sometimes to carry out attacks. Use them as a cut out for hang on this. This is getting deep dive. So let's just reiterate i. I love that phrase. Boston child of al-qaeda once the caliphate wants the world revolution now like trotsky did for the communists. I this karna son. Isis in afghanistan is small They're week but there are elements in the taleban like the connie's that use or exploit isis as some kind of cut out for their own personal

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Political Commentator Bill Roggio's Reaction to Joe Biden's Defiant National Address

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:41 min | 3 weeks ago

Political Commentator Bill Roggio's Reaction to Joe Biden's Defiant National Address

"We just heard the man who calls himself the president Blame everybody except himself. And say it's time to focus on threats here in america and al qaeda is decimated when i heard What was happening in kabul and what to expect from the count incumbent. I thought there's one guy. I need to talk to sadly more relevant than ever. When the obama administration wanted to know what's going on with the jihadi international movement they didn't ask the intelligence community they would steal unclassified information from something called the long war journal established by bill roggio senior fellow at the foundation for defense of democracies. I wanna start with the bottom of his resume because he left it at the end of it and it should be the first. He has served this nation as an infantryman as a signalman with the us army and the new jersey national guard embedded with the marine corps and the army in iraq and with the canadians afghanistan. Bill welcome to america first and our millions of listeners. Across the nation as you to join you all right. Thank you for making time today. Everybody needs to check out the long war journal. Just your initial reaction to what you heard from the man who sadly bears the title. Commander in chief speech is just a rehash old excuses that he shape for the failure in afghanistan The president is just he was hell bent on getting out and he was willing to do so at any cost cost of course to american citizens who remain trapped in actress helping an effort to try to some of them out. This is disgraceful in a private citizens. Private citizens should be trying to do this when our own government won't do this Yeah i it's it's frustrating watching this year have you. I really literally am forced to watch these conferences. I'm just you know in one of the big lies. That's comment about being decimated. This is something that i've covered for years. This is alive. It's been told by successive us. In order to justify their betrothal president obama's at it president trump says it and now president biden has. They've used decimated degraded. Done all other you a d. word they use it And this is now where we're have is Listen it's not a resurgence because al qaeda's always in

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A 10th Provisional Capital Falls to Taliban Control

BBC World Service

02:09 min | Last month

A 10th Provisional Capital Falls to Taliban Control

"In Afghanistan, the Taliban have captured a string of crucial cities. They've driven out government forces in the third biggest city, Herat and say they've gained control of Kandahar, the second largest and the birthplace of their movement. They also appear to have seized Lashkar Gar, the capital of Helmand province, with government and army officials retreating to a single military base since American led forces pulled out just weeks ago. The Taliban have gained control of large areas of Afghanistan and now American troops are coming back not to fight the Taliban as such, but to evacuate US staff from the embassy in Kabul. To discuss all this. We're joined now on the line by Bill Rodgers, senior fellow at the Foundation of Defense of Democracies and editor of the Long War journal. Welcome to the program, Bill. Uh, Every day seems to bring a new string of military successes for the Taliban. How can we explain it? Hello, James. And yeah, this is The Taliban are having dramatic success. I'm not surprised. That the Taliban about the Taliban's plan about the Taliban strategy, only that the speed in which it was executed. The Taliban have been preparing for this offensive for a decade now. They had carefully. Their strategy has always been to take rural areas and use those rural rural areas to expand its control. Outward, uh, approaching the cities, the U. S and NATO and Afghan military. They ignored the Taliban strength in the rural areas, and instead they tried to defend the cities. And this has played to the Taliban strength that we have to understand about this offensive is that it was planned, organized, uh, supplied and forces were deployed. And and executed under the nose of U. S. NATO and Afghan intelligence. No one saw this coming because everyone was so focused on Peace talks with the Taliban being the solution. Meanwhile, the Taliban all along have used diplomatic means to hoodwink the west and hoodwink

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07:55 min | 1 year ago

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"Fellow the foundation for the Defense of Democracies reporting on the chorus and province. A K A. This is Afghanistan. From the point of view of the Islamic state. The Islamic state has staged a spectacular event that Thomas written up on Long War journal. He and his colleague, Bill Rosa report routinely on Afghanistan. Hardly a solve quandary, in fact, rife with turmoil and violence. In this instance it's not the Taliban is thie Islamic state. Tom. Very good evening to your reporting. Within these hours, a prison break in the city of Jalalabad by the Islamic state. What is the significance of this prison break given the context? Of the attempt by the U. S to withdraw from its long war in Afghanistan. Good evening to you, Tom. Leaving John This is a CZ Faras. I'm aware ofthe stop my head, probably the biggest prison break by Isis in Afghanistan throughout its existence Now Isis, of course, is well known for this in Iraq and Syria and elsewhere. They've orchestrated prison breaks on numerous occasions or this freezer comrades and replenish their ranks. But this is the biggest sort of event along those lines that we've seen in Afghanistan itself in all these years. Um, of course. Islamic state. Its branch dates to about 14 4015 in Afghanistan. He was sort of a newcomer to the jihadi scene, where we act as a rival to the Taliban and Al Qaeda and other groups. But the state After all these years, the U. S. Has tried to deliver a knockout punch with the Afghan forces against Islamic States branch there on multiple occasions. They fought the jihadi rivals. And yet the group continues to have a presence that is persistent, both in Nangahar in Jalalabad, which is the cap capital, Nangahar, which is where this prison break took place, but also elsewhere throughout the country. You know, just recently, Isis claimed at the end of July attack in Herat, which is the western province of Afghanistan. So this is an organization as US looks to withdraw. Isis is still very much in the game in Afghanistan, and the reporting here is chaotic. The attempt was organized and what it looks to be a sophisticated attack. Always. I become suspicious that this was an inside job. Is there any reason to believe that Isis has penetrated? Afghan National security, the National police or the army. Have we seen that pattern before Tom? You know anything's possible. But what we know about this attack right now is that a suicide bomber rammed his explosives laden vehicle into the front gate of the prison and that sort of set things in motion that the Islamic state like other jihadi groups, they usually have this one, too, where they used a vehicle borne improvised explosive device of a bit. Baby. I di to basically clear the path for fighters to go in and storm facility and that's what happened here. And the fighters who came in behind the car bomb basically laid siege to facility for about 18 to 20 hours or so, according to the press reporting. I've seen reports Afghanistan and there are various reports on the number of casualties, but it's easily in the dozens of people were killed and dozens more wounded. You have a still shot from what looks to be a mark. Newsagent say That's Isis is propaganda arm is still shot Have are they providing video is that is this is this part of their operation to have filmed it? You know, it's not clear they haven't provided video yet. I would anticipate that they will provide the nose lines. Isis has been promoting this. This attack prison raid very heavily on all the social media channels. You know, John, we cover Isis. We follow Isis on telegram and other social media applications. Onus, hoop and riot. There's just so many of these rocket chat. There's so many. These platforms have cooperated now. Nice is not all of them, And they've been heavily promoting this attack across all the social media channels all day. They see this as a big win. They're claiming that more than 100 of their comrades were freed and that 100 or more were killed so of their enemies. So this is from their perspective. This is a big event and Jalalabad is my memory of the early war. Jalalabad was a Center for resistance by what was then understood his Al Qaeda, not the Taliban, but Al Qaeda. Just does the Taliban. Or Al Qaeda participate in these complex operations. Some of those prisoners would not have been Isis. They would have been Taliban. It's rain zone could be Al Qaeda. You know, I'd expected for a number one to be, you know, it's really not clear. You know the asking. It is interesting question. The Afghan government keeps claiming that Isis is basically acting as a cutout for the Connie's, which are there an integral that Connie Network, of course, is this lethal band of cutthroats, as you were describing John, who hold leadership positions are the Taliban's hierarchy enormously deeply imbed with Al Qaeda and hold positions in Al Qaeda. And my one bit of skepticism or warning about this reporting in the Afghan government is that I don't want to take agency away from Isis. Isis is a persistent, resilient organization. The despite leadership losses continues the execute operations around the globe on day to day basis. And I don't want to pretend that Isis isn't capable of this sort of thing in its own right, because it is Two reports by Bill Roadshow on the foundation for the Defense of Democracy point to the confidence of the Taliban. One. They're using a video to talk about quote newly graduated martyrs and mujahideen from the Abu Baba Die Even Jara training center. It looks like a what should have to say is a watered down version. Of at war, a war game exercises in the dust and also report about the Taliban, telling everyone that it is on the threshold of pure Islamic government. Tom, This looks like overconfidence. From my point of view, is it You know, I don't I don't think it is overconfidence. I think it's confidence. I think they see the you They know the U. S. Henry's on the role of the U. S is going to be out by the spring of 2021 or the Trump administration. They know that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaffirmed that longstanding policy and goal again during recent testimony. They know that the U. S isn't really really forcing the Taliban to do anything to exact that withdrawal. In exchange of that withdrawal. They know that the U. S. The Afghan government's going to struggle in various areas to hold on Turf When the U. S and its allies leave the country and there they haven't budged 11 you know, one inch off of their longstanding goal of resurrecting the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and you know the whole. The whole talk to the Taliban are premised on the idea that political reconciliation is possible that the Taliban is willing to give up this longstanding ideological goal of resurrecting Islamic emirate. But as you can see in Bill's right up here The last few days, the Taliban is once again reiterating that as they're going thing, this is what they're fighting for, and they're not going to give it up. They're not gonna give up that goal for for for anything at this point, and they see that the handwriting's on the wall in the U. S. Is leaving and that the Akkadian government's going to struggle with the Western forces out of the country and they're going, they're going to resurrect his Islamic emirate in parts of Afghanistan at a minimum. The video, which is available on Long War Journal, for you to peruse shows young men very well equipped with merchandise. I'm going to presume this is from Pakistan or some other black market because they There. There's nothing ragged and barefooted about these soldiers. They look like a military force of of substance. Yeah. I mean, the Taliban has multiple suppliers for its military gear. We know that Al Qaeda is also procured weaponry and and other equipment for them through their golf funded donations and other sort of sources and other suppliers. We know that the Iranians have supplied them that they've certainly gotten have Ah logistical base inside Pakistan. There reports that the Russians have dabbled in giving them some supplies. So I think there are multiple sources of weaponry and equipment for the Taliban..

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03:31 min | 1 year ago

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"I think we're at a point where it's pretty much a stalemate. Amy Tom and smaller forces have tried for years to push him out of, you know they're they're more hardened stronghold to southern Somalia, but they're still controlling. No large swaths of rural areas and some, you know major urban centres in southern Somalia and you know they are still able to push into Kenya just last week, Actually, they overran a police department. In Greece, Kenya When they came over the border from Somalia, they you know, they raided a police police department went back to Somalia, so they're still able to do you know cross border raids there. Still able to hit Have we put in a fortified areas in Mogadishu, one of its Molly, They're still able to head you know US bases and in Somalia and Kenya like they did last year. So it's kind of, you know, a nubbin flow and I think what we're seeing here is Yeah, sure they've had, you know some setbacks, but here they are showing their strength and they're able to, you know, almost assassinate the top general. Which I don't think should be understated. I don't understand it, Bill. This is an Al Qaeda like operation a suicide bomb in the middle of Ah large populated center. His Al Qaeda boast about Al Shabaab. Do they have a direct relationship? Or is this a spin off like a son who grew up and went out on his own? No alcohol? Ah, very direct relationship. The group officially, um, became Al Qaeda is branch in East Africa, but the groundwork was late. Over a decade. Before that you had key Al Qaeda operatives who were involved in the Kenyan ends in the embassy bombings in 1998 who are indicted by the U. S government for their roles who served this senior leaders within Both the Islamic Courts union, which was the predecessor to Shabaab and then Bob. They've been killed in military, US millet and Somali military operations over the years. But you had those individuals were involved in that cellar. Helen Ali, not paan and others were pushing for, um, pushed for an open, um, relationship open declaration so that they could be recognized as Al Qaeda branch there, But if you look at them And you could see even within this Osama bin Laden files that received it. They know about about that this relationship there was clearly going on bin Laden ordered Shakes a bear, who was the head of Shabaab at the time, he told them to keep the links on the down low because it would affect a from coming into the country. Otherwise, you could tell your people. Yes, we are indeed, Al Qaeda. So yeah, it's a long length states. Look, I think that Shabaab is probably Al Qaeda's most Effective branch globally it controls territory. Earlier this year, the commander of Centcom had said that Shabaab controls 25% of of Somali territory that significant I consider them to be the Taliban of East Africa. Bill Roadshow and Caleb Ice of the Long War journal. We're going to turn to 2020 Al Qaeda and Bill's measure with his colleague Tom Johnson on generation Jihad. And more reporting from Somalia. By Caleb Wise. This time the U. S gets into the sad story. I'm John Bachelor. This is the National security report brought to you by walk base. Leaders in location based smartphone identification, user insights and tracking learned more today at walk based dot com I'm John Bachelor..

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10:19 min | 1 year ago

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"They and their colleagues keep the long war journal we go immediately to news in the time of the virus the first news is that the Pentagon has issued new guidelines no U. S. forces I'm following defense one report no U. S. forces will move into US central command's area of responsibility a region that includes the war zones Iraq and Afghanistan under a fourteen day stop moving order issued for just these last days by U. S. military command any troops slated to deploy to send comes up must first stay in quarantine for forty days regardless of where they're coming from US Central Command said in its statement this means outbound personnel already in Iraq and Afghanistan quote will be temporarily held on station whether replacements are quarantine for the two week period captain William urban of CENTCOM says the goal is to ensure that units and personnel who arrived in the U. S. central command area of responsibility are ready for tasking on arrival and to ensure that we are not quarantining personnel at locations that will be a challenge to support general very good evening to the virus now is part of the standing order for the crisis sounds of Afghanistan and Iraq the stories are not getting better because we're in a period of in between the so called rob arrangement deal conversation agreement between the Taliban and the trump administration we also have this news secretary of state Mike Pompeo flew to Kabale in these last hours I believe is no longer there in an attempt to this is the guardian writing salvage a short lived peace agreement making the unscheduled trip to Afghanistan despite the dangers of international travel U. S. secretary of state who faces discontent among his staff for the state department's handling of the pandemic spent nearly nine hours on Monday in the Afghan capital we held meetings with the incumbent president Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah who is disputing Connie's their official victory in last year's election both men have held their own separate inauguration ceremonies we are in a crisis a senior state department official told the CNN still a very good evening to you I start with you because your most recent report underlines the crisis this is an attack by the Taliban you name in an insider attack that killed dozens of Afghan security house so and what do we know about the attackers good evening to you bill good evening John yes so there's some attack there they killed at least twenty five Afghan forces and it took it took place it inside of a police a joint police and military bases there is the number of the Taliban claimed it was a I seen provincial officials say anywhere between six and eight to the Taliban report on this looks pretty looks pretty accurate actually finally twenty two Afghan soldiers were killed in the attack so for once they're not even inflating the numbers killed but yes so they just didn't these insider attacks is very common thing that's happened in Afghanistan is when Afghan forces turned their weapons on their colleagues who were against coalition personnel as well and this case is what you would call green on green so if you don't have to think about this is you know everyone is sitting here saying well this is that the Afghan Taliban terror required with this switchboard withdrawal deal to dial back the attacks the call the production in violence and but there's no such wording in the agreement if you've searched the three and a half page document it's online and we link to it you can see that there is no such agreement for the city I can tell them they're just going out and they're gonna go after the Afghan security forces and I think this is an important factor too this is where I think we may hit that moment where some of the Afghan military and police personnel are going to get off the fence and kick aside and if we start seeing so this is our report did this special investigator general for for Afghan reconstruction they noted that there was a last year the attacks these insider attacks of spike and there's been a large number of legally ninety or a hundred Afghan security personnel killed in thirty three attacks that they've recorded a lot of these go on record these types of attacks and you know here you have in one instance where twenty five so you've already seen it all you know a quarter of the total of last year and there's been others the Taliban are claiming they conducted insider attacks on the website I seen some evidence that some of these reports are true it's it's if they can cut the Afghan military from the inside and get people to get off the fence because we tell them they have a whole recruitment commission that that encourages security forces hit the either temple tree to security forces or they convince them to turn and then they'll take care of them and they'll take care of their families and they'll be basically be heroes to the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan which the Taliban's name for its government Tom you and bill both have for some time challenged the logic of the agreement between the United States and the Taliban and we have from the Wall Street journal that secretary of state Colin Powell's trip to Kabul which was urgent and unannounced rescue mission was not successful the headline Tom Daley's Afghanistan unable to settle dispute impact him impeding U. S. exit what is the nature of the dispute that we understand between the secretary of state and president Ghani and the Taliban could we phrase the formula top well there are two things going on here John first you know the Afghan government wasn't involved in the talks the Taliban wasn't direct parties agreement the Taliban shut out the Afghan government right away and the state department acquiesced to those that demand by the Taliban that was one of our criticisms of this all along now concurrently with that the Afghan government as its own a political crisis or because Ghani and Abdullah are these two rivals for power within the Afghan government and Ghani has more votes but they election system in Afghanistan is rife with problems and so they basically are divided political entity now in Afghanistan and that divided political entity was even a party to the agreement between the U. S. the Taliban so we just came out real quick you can see that the thing is is just prime to collapse very quickly the substance of the disagreements and billionaire critiques criticisms of don I've had two of the agreement in the U. S. the Taliban go beyond that the U. S. is basically trading they give some concessions the state argues in contests the Taliban the U. S. also gave a withdrawal timeline of fourteen months to get all African American forces in NATO forces out of Afghanistan in exchange for the Taliban supposed counterterrorism assurances this is what we could to go along to get those characters measurements is are basically the same lies that the Taliban have been calling since the nineteen nineties if the department is just now choosing to endorse those lies which doesn't make any sense to us regardless of what your position is on Afghanistan that seems like a a losing proposition us any event you know okay within COBOL for these meetings but now he's also on his way to highs we see reports now he's actually internalize we're recording this in India are you supposedly going to meet with won the Taliban's chief you know political advisors are leaders who's been a principal person involved in the negotiating this deal with the U. S. and that the supposedly currency department spokesman Pompeii is gonna press the Taliban to keep up their end of the bargain and in terms of the deal we're not really sure what that means exactly because it's giving the state department has put very they're very few criteria for the Taliban to satisfy in order to be holding up their end of the deal the concessions at the state department work to the Taliban on behalf of the Afghan government which was you know part of the agreement indication that there are these characters maturities they don't have any sort of enforcement of replication mechanisms in which we've critique at nine PM and then there's the third upon where the U. S. is withdrawing and basically they don't want the Taliban attacking U. S. forces that they drop down to two other bases which is sort of an implicit agreement I think at this point between the two sides not actually clearly spelled out it's so beyond that that really clear what exactly pop I. O. as in mind but of course the thing is divided on all sides and the U. S. is is playing a bad hand very poorly I would say and Tom this is very much in train with what you and bill have been reporting for some time can we I'm looking for a positive here can we say that this sudden visit by the secretary of state to the region is acknowledgement that the agreement is illogical and cannot work I mean perhaps I mean I you know perhaps is that although I I don't understand what the the logic is that having a cabinet level official the United States of America meet with and which implies the Taliban politically in such a fashion for the second time now they probably are going to go meet with the Taliban figures Intel and it doesn't really make any sense to pretend like the Taliban and some exemplary of Afghanistan is again at the state department will say well we don't recognize these on the camera can't install doctor changing okay sure you see that in writing but then all of your behavior and actions save in fact you do and the Taliban says that the Afghan government just a puppet of the American government and we clean that's not true and then all of our actions show that in fact it is true that we are treating the Afghans as as if there are pockets you doubting the Taliban's talking points so this is the bottom line for delight and myself I think is that whatever military victories or success the Taliban is gonna have currently or going forward this whole process has given them political validation political victories to compound those military successes and that is not something that makes any sense from my perspective Tom Johnson bill Rocha they are senior fellows that the foundation for the defense of democracies speaking to the war on going in the time of the virus when we come back we'll touch upon the Taliban's provocations and also al Qaida it remains in the field and active and threatening and.

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01:41 min | 1 year ago

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"The foundation for the defense of democracies they with their colleagues at F. T. D. keep the long war journal which tracks the conflict zones stretching from the Hindu Kush where we are right now all the way to the Mediterranean and beyond right now we're focusing on what we know of the reporting of the Afghanistan peace deal I am using the term of art that is used by the trump administration no irony no quotes just peace deal bill the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says we can't tell whether the attack that killed people in Khost province was Taliban al Qaeda or ISIS that seems a strange way to excuse the Taliban for violence however you and Tom over the years have tracked al Qaeda in Afghanistan working closely with Taliban working closely with the Haqqani network what about the training camps he reported on we've not talked about those locations for some time or there's still a large training camps for al Qaeda in Afghanistan they'll it's a great question John and the answer is we don't know let me tell you a story about the campaign's candy heart problems this selfie stick and are promised that the U. S. military destroyed in October's two thousand fifteen it was described by U. S. generals being one of the largest okay camps that they've seen since nine eleven we're not talking about just in Afghanistan but anywhere in the world and keep in mind that at that point in time al Qaeda had a very large footprint inside Sheeran was running running massive training camps the only found out the location of this campus they raided a separate al Qaeda facility training.

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01:43 min | 1 year ago

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"Help on the way out he could have just left Tom Joslin bill Rochelle the foundation for the defense of democracies senior fellows they and their colleagues keep the long war journal where you will find clarity and transparency as you have not these many years from Washington I'm John bash it's interesting to look at KGO traffic started off in Fairfield Travis Boulevard on ramp to westbound eighty is shut down for the cleanup of a hazardous material spills problems in Vallejo he's down AT and thirty seven there's a two vehicle wreck in the right hand shoulder be careful Oakland five eighty eastbound at Broadway we got reports of a grass fire fire crews are on the way to attend to it still seeing that accident in San Jose sob to eighty and eighty seven a couple vehicles have mixed up in the center divide look out on the lower deck of the bay bridge on the Treasure Island offramp there's a sign down in the right lane and the warriors are playing at the chase center tonight expect delays on two eighty AT and surround the city streets with KGO traffic Steve her around when you get into an over car everyone's taking a big chance you don't know the driver the driver doesn't know you and until now no one knew the true extent of the dangers except for Hoover it's your money consumer tech update brought to you by simply save the best security system for your home period don't live in fear get yours at simply save Kim dot com last Friday who were released in eighty four page report finally disclosing the data on crashes deaths and rapes reported during its rights everyone knew the data would be pretty but no one expected to be this bad in twenty seventeen and eighteen there were six thousand sexual assaults get.

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02:16 min | 1 year ago

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"To the long war journal and top bill's reaction and Tom's reaction to the Washington post revealing what they have reported with their colleagues a long war journal for at least ten years if not more that the war in Afghanistan is not a success even to the point of not being able to name the enemy how Qaeda or the Taliban al Qaeda or the Taliban bill Tom a very good evening to you both congratulations for getting it right although this is such a tragic grams subject I've talked to Afghanistan over the years I've talked to men who are no longer with us young men who died in combat in Afghanistan and here we're told call the Afghanistan papers and irony because once upon a time the Pentagon papers were critical to the conflict in the early nineteen seventies between the American people and the administration of next Richard Nixon about what the truth was in Vietnam under Lyndon Johnson under Jack Kennedy under Richard Nixon and now the Afghanistan papers which to my quick reading stretch all the way back to of the bush administration and before the Clinton administration because we've known Afghanistan is a threat to to the region for many years this is Central Asia this is not an isolated country you know I've been reporting from Central Asia these last months I am very pleased to be hosted in Tashkent and in the south Caucasus and I hope to be again and Afghanistan is a part of the success of it happens but right now bill I come to you because first your reporting is to be rewarded not only did you have it right you had it right in detail recover for everyone are these many years when we were told there were fifty to a hundred al Qaeda left in Afghanistan when did that happen and what was the Pentagon trying to convince as had happened good evening to you about good evening John and you know first will you know look we Tom and I we take no pleasure in being right on these issues we often wish we were wrong but the facts are what the facts are in the the fifty to one hundred fifty one hundred al Qaeda.

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02:02 min | 2 years ago

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"We turn to the headlines you can see this an all digital signage tonight that the president of the United States Mr trump is broken off what appeared to be aired. peace deal or a armistice or in some fashion a meeting of the minds with the Taliban the the headline indicates that the president overruled some of his advisers at the same time you ask yourself well what about the Taliban what happens now the concern here is not the Taliban generally it's specifically the Taliban are mass murderers they are cut throats they are men who use the VV ID and the I AG to murder indiscriminately and they take huge pieces of Afghanistan this is not a peace deal with people who are looking to develop the country they massacre to help us understand the story of the president's decision to say no to the Taliban I welcome the Rocha senior fellow at the foundation for the defense of democracy he and his colleague Tom Johnson and others keep the long war journal we begin not with the suicide bombing in Kabal that triggered the president's break away from Taliban but with an assault on Farah city is the capital of the one of the major provinces of Afghanistan and the larger story here is that the Taliban is looking to gobble up the country before the U. S. leaves built a very good evening to you where is for a city and what's the significance of this Taliban success good evening. yes our city is in is the capital of our province in western Afghanistan it borders around years ago this was of a relatively if not of been tallest entirely peaceful problems and now is hotly contested the Taliban controller contest at least half of the districts because of calumny fear to speak in the United States they control.

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01:32 min | 2 years ago

"long war journal" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"The foundation for the defense of democracy they keep the long war journal there are changes afoot with regard to the US and its allies in dealing with Afghanistan however that immediately concerns Pakistan in the relationship between the US and Pakistan so I turn to these events the reporting on long war journal begin with Mr Rocio built the puzzle for many years has been Pakistan and especially the Pakistan intelligence services that have very obviously been working with some of our followers of the trump administration is fully aware of this good heavens John Bolton and I talked about it for years I is there a new policy towards Pakistan that will either improve or change the relationship that we have to Afghanistan good evening certainly as remember about a year ago in August the two thousand seventeen trump gave a speech where he cute it fully Pakistan of providing quote even if he did okay as violence and terror in close and then later he said adding on new year's day two thousand eighteen he said that Pakistan return billions of dollars in in you with eight with not with quote nothing but lies and deceit and quote now trump is heralding Pakistan as a partner in the so called peace process in Afghanistan.

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02:04 min | 2 years ago

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"And it's just all waste and and basically it's the it says that the Americans the ones being foolhardy for being involved in this in the first place and look I mean if you read bill and if you read or listen to bill what I've been saying for years there's a lot of criticism to be had of the service work campaigns but the problem that we have is this enemy is still very much alive I mean the five pages I reproduce in this post at long war journal include the names of over to honor all kind operas in Syria you know that's just the tip of the iceberg you know we're just go from here we don't know I think it's all going to come down to basically unfortunately I think it's gonna come down to whether or not this thread is realized in the west again or not if if once western civilians are are are sort of feel the pain of this of this characterization again hopefully not but I think that that's basically what's going to what this all boils down to because the bottom line is you said al Qaeda is operating in a number different countries not just places okay still very much alive very active it's I would argue bill would argue much bigger than it was a nine eleven and you know the irony you're the grid most ridiculous part of all this John is the bill and I were sort of along for years and fighting that bounty pounding the drum you know little kind of still life is defeated if you look at the U. N. security council reports if you look at what the office the diff the director of national intelligence in the U. S. saying who the your poll saying look at the bottom my piece on the stricken serial your poll just said about all credit international network everybody is now saying al Qaeda routines this large international network and then it's still pose a significant threat the question is whether or not that sort of breaks through the sort of political rhetoric and hopefully not hopefully we don't ever you know pay for this but the bottom line is that this organization is still there you may not want to you know play endless wars but they're the ones who are still fighting an enemy gets a vote Tom Johnson and bill Rocha senior fellows of the foundation for the defense of democracy they and their colleagues keep the long war journal when we come back to you S. K. I. A. eastern Afghanistan it's not just about governance it's about treasure.

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01:44 min | 2 years ago

"long war journal" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"And things of that nature. And then they launched one of the biggest terrorist attacks since nine eleven should something ship warious, all also. We should learn that intelligence agencies of many countries are often too slow to recognize the threat that's in front of them until until there's a major attack. Nine eleven sure did. And they it was essentially a knife attack on aircraft. And you always remind me of that, you know, it was box cutters on airplanes. It was nothing. More sophisticated than that. Bill Roggio foundation for the defense, democracies long war journal dot org. Greg long war journal dot org for you to get the latest and most important stuff. Bill roggio. We always appreciate your insights, my friend be well, and we'll do it again soon. I promise Brad take care, my friend best wishes to you and your family. Thanks you as well. Breadwinner, bullets AM seven sixty talking breaking news. Jim Sherman headlines, partisan politics, were set aside today for the d day commemoration in France as leaders from allied nations joined President Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron to acknowledge the seventy fifth anniversary of the allied landings in Normandy that help free Europe from Nazi occupation vice President Mike Pence says he's encouraged by Mexico's latest proposals to head off tariffs. But Penn says that at this point tariffs are set to take. Effect on Monday. Mexico's reportedly offered to send their national guard to southern border to halt, illegal immigration West Point. Officials say the military training vehicle that overturned killing one cadet injury. Nearly two dozen was being driven by a soldier on rough terrain. Authorities say twenty two people were injured in the vehicle when it flipped over on a dirt road early this morning. The other injuries sustained in the accident.

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01:32 min | 2 years ago

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"But we again wanna pretend these problems that we could wish way. And it's, it's, it's absolutely insane. And the problem is there's been Dow's in more of Johnny Walker Lynch another story from the United States. But, you know, let's say you were profiling based on where a country someone was coming from right before it used to be a well, look at a rack will look it up ghanistan, we'll look at Pakistan, we'll look again. I mean obviously wanna look at places where John come from. But now we need to start scrutinizing passports, from goodie ivory or or or places like they mean and play countries like this. I mean. That's because this is. It's metastasized across Africa Asia, and south east ages middle the Middle East even you know. And we're dealing with today. Visiting with Bill Roggio from the foundation for defense, democracies and long war journal, we like to keep score would like to know sort of what, what the state is. We know that Osama bin Laden was, was taken out that was fundamentally good thing who is steering, excuse me, who steering, the ship that is right now is it, I'm in wa Horie is it somebody else who, who is running that organization such as it is. Yeah. On nine eleven. I'm Awari was Al Qaeda's. Number two today. Eighteen almost eighteen years later, he's in charge of al-qaeda after the death of he's often derided, as getting a bad leader, not the case remains.

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11:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Guns. This is the shooting and Sri Lanka following the terror bombing Sri Lanka the foundation for the defensive democracy, senior fellows, Bill Roggio, and Tom Joscelyn are here to characterize what we know so far about Sri Lanka, and the reports of ISIS links. Tom a very good evening to I'm following the reporting in the Wall Street Journal, these last hours at least one suicide bomber in the Easter attacks Sri Lanka trained with a Slavic state in Syria people with knowledge of the investigation said reflecting the extremist groups continued reach after the collapse of itself declared caliphate, can you confirm or where are we and the links between ISIS and the Sri Lanka murder bombing? Good evening. Tom. Good evening, John. You know, when we spoke last week, we we were discussing the fact that there had been no clear responsibility by Zomig state yet for the Easter Sunday bombings in the capital, Colombo, Sri Lanka and is. Of course, a massive wave of attacks involving seven or eight suicide bombers in around the capital at three or four churches and a number of oh tells killing about two hundred fifty people and wounding hundreds of more. And of course, it's hours after we got off radio that night. There's a lot of states started its claims responsibility, including shorter statements longer statements, and ultimately video and the video is very important because what it showed was that the wrong been suicide bombers the people carried out is attacking and around. The capital swore allegiance to Abu Baker al-baghdadi have Islam extinct before they went through with their terrorism before they tear stack. And why is important what you can look at some stuff. We've put up a long war journal that he's types of videos have been produced after a string of attacks. Throughout Europe and elsewhere by the Islamic state, and it's a way for them to underscore that. In fact, Baghdadi loyalists were responsible and shows, you know, type tell you're talking about in the Wall Street Journal is sort of the operational details. We're really looking into right now. Try and confirm sort of the concrete brick and mortar ties between the bombers and stain. We're seeing more details along those lines. But this video is at a minimum of digital type. It was recorded in sort of produce this sort of a standard format that the Islamic state expects from its oil around the globe. They at least they knew how to get this video in the hands of Islam propaganda. So could be packaged and put out in the manner in which they're used to doing that. And so it was the type of thing where it sort of underscored his claim of our responsibility. Now crawling on from that John in MAURICE days. There's was a separate security operation. Of course, the thirties have been trying to sweep up any different cells or tide is network carried out these or Sunday bombings. And there was a. Separate shootout that occurred at at home an insurance sitting Israel, AGA that in fact, he's long claimed responsibility for that as well clean as they killed seventeen members of security forces that description, tack appears to be false, what ends up happening was that two or two to four of the men who were in the home actually opened fire on police as they started surround the house, and then and then as the sex hander, the whole others, actually kill themselves. I couldn't conduct bombings they in so doing they killed women and children who are in the home. So it appears that somewhere between fifteen and seventeen people were killed in his operation targeting. These sort of Andy cells were tied to the Sunday bombings. And most of the victims were actually women children are in the whole with Ajayi. So this is their own family members. They decided to blow up as in response to the security. Great Bill Roggio is traveling. He's away. He's in for a testimony in Washington before the house. Foreign affairs Middle East North Africa subcommittee on terrorism. And we go from the apparently inks working on these lengths between the Islamic state and the mass murder in Sri Lanka to a video. That suddenly appears of Abu Bakar al-baghdadi who is the progenitor of the threats of ISIS. These last years and has not been seen for many years. I think nearly five Bill a very good evening to I had not tracked the lay on the question of Baghdadi living or dad. This video is a surprise. Is there any is there any information in the video to date this Bill? Good evening to. Yeah. Well, I think this is definitely was one of these videos, obviously was created a minor thing is to video segments one. We're Baghdadi talks about those on state, you know, in the aftermath and the loss of. Wbob, who's which was his last stronghold in Syria, and he's talking to his other fighters, and then in another portion of Tomek, obviously, correct me if I'm wrong about this. But in another portion he discusses attacks, including Sri Lanka. So he's mentioned that that obviously was just what two two week Easter. Yes. Easter Easter weekend. So within the last ten days, right? Yeah. Within the last ten days was able to get back daddy in front of a camera produce it and then release it. So there's been a lot of reports of his death and wounding over the last several years, and everyone is speculating that he was dead or incapacitated in some way because we haven't seen him these stages chose not to show him. And they they the fact that they chose to show him. Now, I think these state is recognizing its losses. But it's also trying to you know, continue to rally its fighters and showing Baghdad he's a great way to show that while we may have lost territory. We are still in this fight. Our leader or caliph is is still alive and willing to lead us, I'm stopped by these those still shot that you have at long war journal. I urge everybody to go there. And look at it Baghdad he is an older person with a unkempt beard and he's dressed in vaguely guerrilla mufti. But there's that automatic weapon leaning on the wall Bill which reminds me of the photographs that bin Laden liked to have taken of himself. All those years, always an automatic weapon showing in some fashion aggression. Yep. They like to portray themselves as being on the front lines as being one of the, you know, this being one of the guys willing to to battle. But these you know, these displays these guys are not getting very close to the front lines. These days that is certain. So it's it's display of strengthened nearly it's it's a symbol of status for them of a lot of times. These are unique weapons that they like to put next to them. So it's you know, it it certainly is interesting. It's a very or steer setting. He's shown sitting, you know, talking to other Islamic state fighters and praising foreign fighters who were killed including fighters from Europe. So, you know, it's kind of standard fare, but it is interesting because we haven't seen him for five years, Tom. I'm struck by the fact that we got these videos the one from about linking Sri Lanka to ISIS. And now the one from Baghdadi afterwards amok new. Agency. Really usually is right on top of the story when there's a terror attack does this show that they're having difficulty with their work arounds or just a question of sloppy timing. You know, it's tough to say I mean, we're we're used to them oftentimes producing claims responsibility pretty quickly. But you know, when I look back through the history of their videos in the pass, it does take the day or two sometimes them to get out the sort of production. They get the same type of abo type of statement. So it's really not back delayed. When you look at the history of going back to twenty sixteen. I think is interesting about the Baghdadi video which was put out by all the time. I mean, yeah. Which is the state's sort of central leadership media arm. This is a media arm that goes all the way back to the Qaeda in Iraq days has been around for a long time. And so you can this is a institution is produced propaganda for, you know, many years now, and they this video Baghdad in a way, it was supposed to be sort of portray him in a little bit of a different light. You mentioned any sir sitting there. You know with the gun of up against the back of tent or wherever sitting in Terni discusses serve current world events with his comrades are sitting around. This is part of the way we know that this is a current video and fills right there two segments to the first video where he's sitting there discussing current events, and what is doing around the globe with his men. And in that context, he talks about stuff like that Yahoos recent reelection in Israel. We talked about the protests and sit down and geria-, and there's a second segment at the end, which is an audio message, which was tacked on which is not part of the original video in which he discusses detachments or Lanka and other sort of events along those lines, and that that's how you tell what they basically amd that portion of this on the production to get it out there. And what's interesting. There was some discussion after the bombing strong is that just sort of Islamic state's revenge. Jihadist surveying for the white supremacists. Stacking in Christchurch New Zealand and. It's interesting, you know, the way different relations working his I think they said one of our previous shows John did not call for revenge for the the white supremacist tacking in Christ Church. And in fact, when Baghdad he talks about the bombing in this production, doesn't you mentioned the New Zealand attack either the massacre there the state's position is that these attacks and elsewhere, including a whole worldwide campaign in west Africa, Libya, Afghanistan elsewhere that we've seen in the last couple of weeks is in fact prevention there, also territory in Syria, that's how they're framing betraying it. So it's interesting to see how they talk about their their terrorism and their violence versus how some of the other story lines put out there about them. Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio are senior fellows at the foundation for the defense of democracy. They keep the long war journal all of these photographs and pictures and write ups or vailable women. Come back Bill is to testify to congress about North Africa as well as the. Middle east. And so his report on Somalia will help us understand where the contest is with the elements of al-qaeda and ISIS. I understanding it a scorecard. These are separate organizations. I'm John Batchelor. My busy springtime travels. And as Abidjan's stretched from the snowcapped Caucasus mountains and the salmon river border with Russia to the wind batter. Desert flatlands of the critical sangha child terminal the energy pumping comes to Asia. Minor in Europe with my co-host. Monica Crowley in the Washington Times and Christopher Nixon Cox of the Liechtenstein institute. We were welcomed by the people and leadership of a country that spends nine different climates and growing seasons. The Caspian Sea shore features already in storage tank. So numerous around Bach. Oh that in the morning fog during our broadcast. They resembled petrified forests. The only land of northern Guba district offers glimpses of the vineyards some the continent famous as John wines..

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06:18 min | 2 years ago

"long war journal" Discussed on KGO 810

"I'm John Batchelor with my colleagues. Bill Roggio, and Tom Joscelyn senior fellows at the foundation for the defensive democracy. They keep the website long war journal watch long journal closely for more reporting on the she Lanka attack. Many unknowns hanging over us, we turn however to the ongoing conflict have ghanistan because there was the moment of a conference in Doha where the US has been participating in peace. Talks armistice talks end of the conflict talks many names with the Taliban Khalilzad is the Representative of of the United States. However, the Taliban walks out the refuses to participate when Afghan officials show up Bill has this this stamping footy by the Taliban has done this before. Is there is there something a new twist here? These talks. This is a very clever ploy by the Taliban to control the pace of negotiations and to continue to sideline the Afghan government and did divided from its political opponents and political society. So what happened here is that the Taliban was supposed to me a grouping of segment of the Afghan society. And this was posted nutty precipitated by the out of the supposed to facially participate about it could send individuals, but of individuals that were to show up dump be controlled by the Afghan government, the Afghan government actually published a list of government officials in there and the Taliban just put it down. It's not gonna happen. This is looks like an Afghan government delegation. And therefore, we're not gonna do it. Again. I think that Dalla ban. The problems that the Afghan government has and is using its tactics are designed to decide Afghan society in order to to set. It's not going to go with the Afghan government. Not now not until you sports as we've and even then it has said that it would just wouldn't even consider doing. So while the occupation forces are there. Do I really think that this is just a another ploy by the Taliban control things to make the Afghan government? Look bad. Don't make end also to embarrass the US Italian is showing who controls this negotiation process. It's them. It's not the US. It's not the Afghan government. You report that Zalmay Khalilzad handling the negotiations for the Trump administration says it has a draft. What's in the draft, though? Claims that there is an agreement for a timetable for withdrawal, and that the Taliban won't allow foreign terrorist groups use it slow to launch attacks on other countries is flat out said there has been no agreement is on this. There's nothing signed and everything is still in discussion. The Taliban has come out. I don't believe it ever will why should it? It's it's one. It's got the US commit to a withdrawal without giving. Anything up in the process and the talks can go on indefinitely though indefinitely for for the rest of this year. Dragging this process out in order to string the US along knows that President Trump is desire is to the goes r withdrawal by the summer. Not by the end of the year wins either way, I don't think the Taliban ever gonna to Cuba, even if it did find some disagreement. I wouldn't expect it to it here too. Because it doesn't plan it said for decades that it won't show power, and it won't cooperate with the Afghan government because it'd be is it as as long therefore, even if the Taliban did do something it was just weekly was forces leave, and then it would take over the country, Tom. There's a photograph of four young men mast bizarrely carrying automatic weapons and holding one finger up and you identify these as the suicide attackers on the ministry of communication in Kabul. This is the Carson province. This is this strikes me as an extremely clear-cut representation of the. Non-taliban afghantistan. Is there any way the Taliban could negotiate to control the car? San province aren't they at at odds with the Taliban. Yeah. It's a little bit complicated story. They are mostly at other. They fight each other. Last year northern Afghanistan. Nangle our province eastern Afghanistan in the Tora Bora mountains, but it's a little bit complicated. I mean, some of the the ice guys in the course on our in fact, former Taliban commanders sort of our disloyal Interbrew chain of command and even tried to recruit some guys back into the fold. So there is a continuum ear not necessarily clean break. But the bottom line is that overall these presence in Afghanistan rejects the Islamic Taliban to thirty they were. And they say that these long extended the only truly righteous sort of authority rule breath gas and everything else. And this would most happens this weekend. There was an attacking Kabul where Islamic state's loyalist once again when after an Afghan government ministry is sort of a pattern of attacks goes back where few years now where they're going after government buildings. The amok news agency put out martyr tapes on this attack every seen more from them. They put channels all put out a fischel claims responsibility. And his photo that came from them became as long as you can see journal. Of course, this is there's no claiming responsibility. It's real what we're talking about this much smaller operation. It was very quickly claimed on his, mommy cheese state channels. There was no such claimed that's far for so long ago. And it is just twenty seconds time. It is peculiar that the amok would not move if they're linked to Sri Lankan, very peculiar. Yes. I think it's odd. Yeah. I mean, you never know there's all sorts of different circumstances. But it's definitely peculiar Tom Joscelyn. L'an and Bill Roggio. They are senior fellows that the foundation for the defense of democracy. The website to watch for updates on free Lanka and Afganistan along with the rest of the cut-throat activity across the landscape is long. I'm let's say you just bought a house.

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"Critics claim the army National Guard's recent redesign of its recruiting logo is an attempt to disassociate itself from firearms when trying to convince young people to become citizen soldiers while the national guard. Seal features, the image of a revolutionary war minute man, the new recruiting logo boasts a black background with army national guard displayed over a gold star. A recent small wars journal article stated that the guard could not use the minute man logo in schools anymore because it contains an image of a firearm the article states, quote due to no tolerance policies concerning. The display of images of firearms in schools, the traditional minute man logo could not be displayed due to inclusion of an eighteenth century, Flint lock rifle national guard officials say they're recruiting logo was changed to satisfy a mandate from army leadership directing the guard to alter its recruit. Brand to look more like the army's logo which features a prominent gold and white star on a black background. Above the words. US army the national guard declined to address questions about reported concerns regarding firearms

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02:12 min | 2 years ago

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"Good evening. I'm John bachelor. April fifteen twenty nineteen Jackie Robinson day, celebrating forty two and major league baseball in all its glory. Now, very active not all the teams are playing tonight. But they all honor Jackie Robinson. And how baseball became the game that wanted to express progress in America as it did. And as it continues here, the twenty first century also progress in America, it's tax day. It's a burden to all of us. But it's a common place Burton each year. It comes today the tragedy of the loss of Notre Dame's tower. I'm told from the excellent reporting in the Wall Street Journal that much of the church that has destroyed the tower was built in the nineteenth century. So we're not looking at the loss of twelfth century or fourteenth century or fifteenth century construction. Also, much of Notre Dame has been rebuilt over these last centuries. And they will got. It becomes a church that expresses the will of the French people and of Catholics across the globe. The fire, however was grim to watch. We will learn more when there's daylight and they have a chance to observe the damage to the structure right now. And remember and more the first reports are wrong right now. The French authorities are saying that they've saved these structure of the building that we're structure is debatable. So we'll see we turn to the story overseas. However with Bill Roggio of the foundation for the defense of democracies because there are events in Africa. In west Africa and east Africa that are significant to the war fighting and to the advance of the cut throws Bill. I start with your report at long war journal of the US claiming a strike on the ISIS leader in Somalia. We've noted for some time. Now, the airstrikes Cincinnati. I'm going to presume this was an strike who's Kahn. Good evening to you. Bill. Good evening, John. Yes. Killed up dilemma team.

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02:01 min | 2 years ago

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"Yeah. That that's the challenge. Right. So, you know, I don't believe that the Trump administration is is moving in the right direction. Here. I do not believe that we should be working with the Taliban at all. But you know, look Obama tried it Bush tried it. So this is not just this is dot Trump's fault. It just just looked at the bottom line is there's no solution. What we've done there for the last eighteen years is not is not working something new needs to be tried. You know, I would prefer them to try something else other than negotiating with the Taliban. But now they're going back through the, you know, the so-called experts handbook that existed at the State Department and the intelligence agencies and they're going through the same chapter again. And they're going to try it again, my is to has been to the White House to just skip that chapter and go and try something new that hasn't been tried yet. Because this is this has been tried and and will not work at the close of part one of your conversation with Tom Joscelyn. You mention that Tom's tweet see uses Twitter the long war journal, which is where Tom and Bill. Joe and others file uses tweets. But that Tom Joscelyn's tweets never contain any content. And it's puzzling to Tom and to you what what does that mean? Devon. Well, I it's been going on for a couple of years where Tom Joscelyn who's not political at all. He doesn't talk about Republicans or Democrats yet, he talks about al-qaeda lot, radical Islam. And it's just it's just another ridiculous example of how Tom Joscelyn who is who is an expert on counterterrorism who's trying to get out. Good information. But you know, his thoughts and at historical background doesn't jive with what some algorithm that was created by left-winger somewhere within the Twitter sphere working for Twitter working for the Twitter.

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03:16 min | 2 years ago

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"Same using almost the same exact language. So it's it's quite humorous to to watch as an terrific at the same time because everyone knows what Pakistan is. Doing and no one was willing to do anything. What what can we expect once the US, and I like TOMS words a deal evacuates Afghanistan? What can we expect from Pakistan and Pakistan's willingness to tolerate these groups? Oh, I think Pakistan's willingness to tolerate these these groups goes on changed. And if anything these groups are in Bolton and some of the the brakes that have been put on on them will be released to continue to conduct attacks is throughout the south and central Asia. Because one of Pakistan has learned through all of this is that it's sponsorship of terrorist groups, we'll go unpunished, so it could continue to use this tactic as a foreign policy tool, and the Afghan Taliban now that they can anticipate the US withdrawal will that change their tactics? Bell in your measure, for example, they've been operating largely. From this chart since two thousand seven in the north will they moved to say the parts of the country. They no longer penetrate like Harare or north to Mazari Sharif. So yeah, I expected the tap or the Afghan Taliban to conduct operations in areas, particularly some areas in in the west and in central Afghanistan, like gore province, they've been Taliban activities in Harare Indies in core and places like that. But I would expect the Taliban insurgency to be embolden and for them to take to continue operations or to expand their operations throughout all of Afghantistan. They claim the Taliban claims it doesn't seem to take over all of Afghantistan. That's their words. We know. That's not true the Taliban seeks to take control of the country. So in its public statements that it use it self as the legitimate Representative the Afghan people, and it will install an Islamic regime that. Of the Islamic. I'm rid of Afghanistan. That's the name of its government before it was overthrown by the United States after nine eleven. So I, you know, people that say that they'll be peace once the US leaves Afghanistan. The war will only get bloodier. I would expect suicide attacks carried out by the Taliban to increase I would expect the Taliban to be less reticent to kill civilians as they are now because they're putting on a show for for the West End for the Afghan people in order to to to try to claim that there's some kind of moderate group when everyone knows they're not Bill Roggio of the foundation for the defense of democracy. Whereas the senior fellow Tom Joscelyn also a senior fellow at the FDA, they keep with their colleagues, the long war journal, which is a very careful chronology of the war with the names of the groups that have entered into it these seventeen eighteen nineteen years of the US participation in fighting, the Taliban and all the attendant names. Good heavens. There's our interactive charter you can scan. Down about all the gangs have shown up in these last seventeen years. I'm John Batchelor prior to the evacuation..

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01:46 min | 2 years ago

"long war journal" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"End in central Afghanistan. Like gore province, they've been Taliban activities in Harare in in these in gore places like that, but I would expect the Taliban insurgency to be emboldened and for them to take out to continue operations were to expand their operations throughout all of Afghantistan. They claim the Taliban claims it doesn't seem to take over all of Afghanistan. That's their words. We know. That's not true the Taliban seeks to take control of the country. It said so in its public statements that it's us itself as the legitimate Representative of the Afghan people, and it will install an Islamic regime that of the Islamic government of Afghanistan, that's the name of its government before it was overthrown by the United States after nine eleven. So I, you know, people that say that they'll be peace once the US leaves Afghanistan. The war will only get lot of your. I would expect suicide attacks. Carried out by the Taliban to increase I would expect the Taliban to eat less reticent to kill civilians. They are now because they're putting on a show for for the West End for the Afghan people in order to to try to clean that. There's some kind of moderate group when everyone knows they're not Bill Roggio of the foundation for the defense of democracy, right is a senior fellow Tom Joscelyn also senior fellow at the FDA, they keep with their colleagues the long war journal, which is a very careful chronology of the war with the names of the groups that have entered into it these seventeen eighteen nineteen years of the US participation in fighting, the Taliban and all the attendant names could heavens. There's a interactive charter you can scan down about all the gains that have shown up in these last seventeen years. I'm John Batchelor prior to the evacuation. This is the John Batchelor show..

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