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"mazar e sharif" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"It out of Afghanistan. Dozens of foreigners, including Americans, legal permanent residents and Afghan partners, traveling from Kabul, Kabul to Doha today on a Qatari Airways jet. The National Security Council issued a statement saying the Taliban were businesslike and professional in this effort. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki defended the characterization and in order to get those people out, we had to work with some members of the Taliban. To press them and to work in a businesslike manner to get them out. That is what we were standing in the statement even as Sirajuddin Haqqani, who was on the FBI's most wanted list, has been named as the Taliban's new interim interior minister. Fox is Jessica Rosenthal, but no update on several privately chartered flights in the northern city of Mazar e Sharif, the top House Republican, wants the Supreme Court to put a stop to proxy voting by lawmakers. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says proxy voting instituted by the House more Then a year ago as a pandemic precaution violates the Constitution and is an insult to taxpayers. He is asking the U. S. Supreme Court to overturn the rule. Lower courts have not blocked proxy Voting House resolution adopted last March has been used by many House members from both parties to vote on legislation without being physically present at the Capitol on Capitol Hill. Jared Halpern Fox News, Ohio's attorney general, is being sued over a last minute change to a gun law plaintiffs, including two Democratic lawmakers and the Ohio branch of the ACP. Accused the Republican led legislature of violating the state constitution by improperly adding a stand your ground provisions to a bill offering civil immunity to non profits and other groups for concealed carry gun incidents. The lawsuit seeks the repeal of the law. The provision in question eliminated a gun owners duty to retreat when facing threats. Stocks finished lower..
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Out of Afghanistan. Dozens of foreigners, including Americans, legal permanent residents and Afghan partners, traveling from Kabul, Kabul to Doha today on the Qatari Airways jet. The National Security Council issued a statement saying the Taliban were businesslike and professional in this effort. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki defended the characterization and in order to get those people out, we had to work with some members of the Taliban. To press them and to work in a businesslike manner to get them out. That is what we were standing in the statement even as Sirajuddin Haqqani, who was on the FBI's most wanted list, has been named as the Taliban's new interim interior minister. Fox is Jessica Rosenthal, but no update on several privately chartered flights in the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. The top House Republican, wants the Supreme Court to put a stop to proxy voting by lawmakers. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says proxy voting instituted by the House more than a year ago as a pandemic precaution violates the constitution and is an insult to taxpayers. He is asking the U. S. Supreme Court to overturn the rule. Lower courts have not blocked proxy voting. House resolution, adopted last March, has been used by many House members from both parties to vote on legislation without being physically present at the Capitol on Capitol Hill. Jared Halpern Fox News, Ohio's attorney general, is being sued over a last minute change to a gun law. The plaintiffs, including two Democratic lawmakers, and the Ohio branch of the CPI. Accused the Republican led legislature of violating the state constitution by improperly adding a stand your ground provisions to a bill offering civil immunity to non profits and other groups for concealed carry gun incidents. The lawsuit seeks the repeal of the law. The provision in question eliminated a gun owners duty to retreat when facing threats. Stocks finished lower. The Dow drops.
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on WBUR
"And we were too scared to try to get on evacuation flights because it was such chaos. And then, of course, there was the ISIS bombings, so they stayed well clearance. It'll wait for a commercial flight. And they said, We're glad we waited because we didn't want to get caught up in the the danger of trying to push through the thousands of other people who were trying to get up. Could you tell if they're Americans on the flight? The travelers who received the email telling them to come, we were told that there were Americans departing on the flight. We didn't find any inside the international terminal. Although a separate do you imagine they bust people from a terminal to the plane like they do anywhere? A separate bus came from nowhere, and it was the first on board passengers onto the plane, and that didn't leave from the international terminal. So there is some conversations happening here about whether they were American nationals and had circumvented the immigration procedures and had just gone direct to the plane. I don't have that concerned at this point. No. Do you know anything about what's happening at the airport in Mazar e Sharif in northern Afghanistan, where the flights there have been held up, and many are queued up there to leave the country because they did work with the US or our American? That has been ongoing for a couple of days. I'm aware of some flights getting out. A lot of people that are being told to go to Mazar e Sharif, interpreters and US allies. The problem is that the Taliban have said we will ensure safe passage for people with valid travel documents, and it's valid travel documents at the point of contention because in their eyes that as a passport or a visa And not an S. I V case number. So what has been happening is families have been going to Mazar e Sharif. And maybe the husband has a U. S visa, But his wife and his Children do not and the Taliban have been saying, Oh, cable. Your husband can go, but the rest of you can't So there's this confusion and it's because there's no U s consular presence here anymore. How any of these interpreters or U. S allies will get out? Because none of them a lot of them don't have the documents. Charlotte. We're gonna let you go to continue to do your terrific reporting there. But quick question. The Taliban just announced the new government instead of the more moderate members who have been representing the group. Up till now hardliners are in charge. What is the feeling in Kabul and the U. S. A female reporter feel safe. What's the feeling there? They were mixed reviews, but I was quite surprised that a lot of people were quite happy and that security has been good women were saying to us. I don't mind if there's not a woman in the government as long as I can feed my family, but of course, some people saying You know all my right to be protected. I'm not sure especially the woman or a minority. If I'm not represented in government. For now, there's some small changes like you have to wear. Hey, Chad, if you're going to go to university, obviously, the protests have been a flashpoint. But in my own work, I haven't had any issues and they've been painting murals, painting over murals and across Kabul. We're filming them paint over a woman's face, and they said, no, no, You can't film this and I call to the head of communications with the Taliban and Took the man's number and they called him and said, You can't do that. You have to lead a film and she should be able to operate as she wants, so I haven't had any issues and I know a lot of journalists haven't had any problems. But if you go to a protest, there's a high likelihood you'll be detained, and local journalists.
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Eric Un's will be getting out of Afghanistan. I'm Dave Anthony Fox News. They'll be flying out foxes. Simon. No one has details live Dave more than a week. Capital, Kabul, carrying some 200 people, including Americans. The Wall Street Journal reports the Taliban has agreed to allow a flight to depart for Qatar. It's not clear if the passengers are among people who have been stranded in the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. After charter flights there were blocked from taking off Dave Simon. The White House has concerns about not being able to vet everyone on those flights. But some Republicans say many others left without proper scrutiny. Congressman Michael Waltz tells Fox We don't have the people out that we needed and we have people out that we don't know who they are. Another congressman Mark Green, claims some evacuees at four picket in Virginia but allowed to leave the base. There were another 176,000 new covid cases reported in the US yesterday As death spiked up more than 2100. President Biden will address Covid surge today. What's being built as his robust plan to stop the spread of the delta variant and boost covid 19 vaccinations. The White House says it will include six steps with new components like access to testing mandates, ensuring kids are protected in schools in pushing more people to get vaccinated. FOXES Griff Jenkins days before California voters consider whether to fire Governor Gavin Newsom, vice president Harris went back home to rally for the Democrats. We want our leaders.
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150
"The ban to allow Americans and others to leave Afghanistan. Charter flights from Afghanistan remain grounded An estimated 100 Americans are still stuck in the country, a handful of them in the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. They have planes but are permitted to take off as of now. The Taliban are not permitting the charter flights to depart, while Secretary of State Antony Blinken blamed the Taliban for halted evacuation flights. A leaked email shows that some aircraft are being denied take off by the State Department. A senior U. S official says there's no way to vet who is boarding the planes, making the rescue missions susceptible to terrorism. With air traffic at a standstill. Civilians and foreigners continue to flee on foot foxes. Trade Langston Doha, Qatar Just days before the 20th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks Saudi Arabia embassy to the U. S. As it welcomed the release of classified documents related to the attacks, adding any allegation Saudi Arabia is complicit in the September 11th attacks is completely false. 15 of the 19 hijackers had ties to Saudi Arabia. The families of several victims are suing the kingdom. President Biden ordered that he classification of some documents. Last week, the Louisiana State Health Department says the number of dead from Hurricane Ida has risen to 26 with the additional 11 deaths, all from New Orleans, nine from exposure to high heat and two from carbon monoxide poisoning. President, Biden said to lay out what the White House is called the six point plan to combat the Covid Delta variant tomorrow we know that increasing vaccinations will stop the spread of the pandemic will get the pandemic under control will return people to normal life. That's what our objective is. As press secretary Jen Psaki says the president will build on steps already taken, and she says the president will also talk about additional steps that can be taken by the private sector. America is listening to Fox News..
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on 600 WREC
"They're still stuck in Afghanistan. Lisa Brady Fox News. Several privately chartered flights ready to take Americans and Afghans to safety haven't been able to leave the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. The White House and State Department have indicated that paperwork issues for some of the would be evacuees. Have been a problem. But Secretary of State Antony Blinken says it's the Taliban blocking those flights. While there are limits to what we can do without personnel on the ground without an airport with normal security procedures in place. We are working to do everything in our power to support those flights. And to get them off the ground. Blinken, speaking in Germany, where a number of countries had a virtual meeting today about the Taliban, he says there was agreement that Afghanistan's new leaders will have to earn any legitimacy or support. A warning to Congress from the Treasury chief. The time's running out to raise the debt limit access. Jared Halpern is live on Capitol Hill. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says extraordinary measures in place extending the federal government's borrowing authority will be exhausted sometime in October. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists Congress will increase the debt limit will have several options will make them well known to you as we narrowing as we go forward, but it has to happen. Pelosi says Democrats will not rely on a reconciliation package that could be passed without Republican support to raise the debt limit. Republican leaders in Congress have said they will not support a debt limit hike. Lisa. 100 days before the US marks 20 years since the 9 11 attacks. Saudi Arabia is embassy to the U. S. Says it welcomes the release of classified documents again denying that the Saudi government had any role in the attacks. Some victims families have argued they did play a role and are suing the kingdom. President Biden has ordered a declassification REVIEW..
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Ready to take Americans and Afghans to safety haven't been able to leave the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. The White House and State Department have indicated that paperwork issues for some of the would be evacuees have been a problem. But Secretary of State Personnel on the ground without an airport with normal security procedures in place. We are working to do everything in our power to support those flights. And to get them off the ground. Blinken, speaking in Germany were a number of countries had a virtual meeting today about the Taliban. He says there was agreement that Afghanistan's new leaders will have to earn any legitimacy or support. A warning to Congress from the Treasury chief. The time's running out to raise the debt limit access. Jared Halpern is live on Capitol Hill. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says extraordinary measures in place extending the federal government's borrowing authority will be exhausted sometime in October. Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists Congress will increase the debt limit will have several options will make them well known to you as we narrow and as we go forward, but it has to happen. Pelosi says Democrats will not rely on a reconciliation package that could be passed without Republican support to raise the debt limit. Republican leaders in Congress have said they will not support a debt limit hike. Lisa. 100 days before the US marks 20 years since the 9 11 attacks. Saudi Arabia is embassy to the U. S. Says it welcomes the release of classified documents again denying that the Saudi government had any role in the attacks. Some victims families have argued they did play a role and are suing the kingdom. President Biden has ordered a declassification REVIEW. America.
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Ordered flights ready to take Americans and Afghans to safety haven't been able to leave the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. The White House and State Department have indicated that paperwork issues for some of the would be evacuees have been a problem. But Secretary of State Antony Blinken says it's the Taliban blocking those flights while their limits. Personnel on the ground without an airport with normal security procedures in place. We are working to do everything in our power to support those flights and to get them off the ground. Blinken, speaking in Germany, where a number of countries had a virtual meeting today about the Taliban, he says there was agreement that Afghanistan's new leaders will have to earn Any legitimacy or support a warning to Congress from the Treasury chief. The time's running out to raise the debt limit access. Jared Halpern is live on Capitol Hill. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says extraordinary measures in place extending the federal government's borrowing authority will be exhausted sometime in October. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists Congress will increase the debt limit will have several options will make them well known to you as we narrowing as we go forward, but it has to happen. Pelosi says Democrats will not rely on a reconciliation package that could be passed without Republican support to raise the debt limit. Republican leaders in Congress have said they will not support a debt limit hike. Lisa Jared. Days before the US marks 20 years since the 9 11 attacks. Saudi Arabia is embassy to the U. S. Says it welcomes the release of classified documents again denying that the Saudi government had any role in the attacks. Some victims families have argued they did play a role and are suing the kingdom. President Biden has ordered a declassification review..
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"New plan to help fight the delta variant tomorrow that has fuelled a surge pushing new cases in the U. S to the highest levels since January, more than a quarter million cases yesterday. The virus has now killed over 650,000 Americans. An unspecified number of Americans and Afghans trying to leave Afghanistan are still stuck there with security concerns. One suspected reason several planes haven't been able to leave the northern city of Mazar e Sharif now leaked email shows that the State Department refused to give approval to those planes to land anywhere. Right into the retired Marine who chartered the planes, the State Department emails says. In part, no charters are allowed to land at any D O D base. You need to find another destination country and it can't be the U s side them. The State Department says it cannot verify who is on the planes. But those who have arranged them say the manifest are complete and signed off even by Centcom boxes. Benjamin Hall today Secretary of State Antony Blinken is that one of the hubs for evacuees Ramstein Air Base in Germany, meeting virtually with counterparts from other countries to discuss a common approach to the Taliban. Which is formed an interim government. America is listening to Fox News. And paid for by open shark concepts, attention firefighters, members of the military and airport workers. For decades. First responders and firefighters have military bases and airport used a chemical based foam to fight fires. Studies have shown that chemicals used to make acquiesce film forming foam or a F F F are highly toxic to humans and have been associated with several types of cancer. If you were someone you know was exposed to a F.
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on WBUR
"Taliban to allow them to fly out of Mazar e Sharif on chartered planes. The group has been waiting for more than a week yesterday in Doha, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the holdup was Afghan evacuate, lacking the proper paperwork. Taliban officials say they're still examining passenger documents. President Biden says Americans will face worsening loss of life and property damage from natural disasters if the U. S doesn't do more to combat climate change. The president was speaking yesterday after getting a look at flood damage in New York and New Jersey, caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The hurricane and its remnants left dozens of people dead across nine states. President Biden is asking Congress for billions of dollars to help those affected by natural disasters sent to eight thousands of Afghan refugees who have been arriving in the US NPR's Franco Ordonez has more. White House is asking Congress for at least $24 billion in extra aid to help communities recover from natural disasters, including the California wildfires and Hurricane Ida. President Biden is seeking an additional $6.4 billion to assist with resettling Afghans in the United States. The U. S and Allies evacuated about 124,000 people last month from Kabul by an administration estimates that 65,000 vulnerable Afghans will have arrived in the United States by the end of the month. With an additional 30,000 arriving over the next year. The White House is asking that the money be added to a short term government funding package there needs to be passed by the end of the month. Franco or DONA. US NPR NEWS. The governor of Texas has signed new voting restrictions into law. Bret Jaspers with member station K E R A says legal challenges are underway. Civil rights groups have already filed lawsuits against the measure, saying the restrictions on 24 hour voting and expanded drive through voting limit options that kept voters safe during the pandemic, particularly voters of color. But at the bill signing, Texas Governor Greg Abbott was unworried about the legal challenges Whenever laws.
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"He has said, since Day one, his administration will pull every lever to get the pandemic under control. And on Thursday he will lay out a six pronged strategy that will help us to do just that. Biden will touch on what can be done across the public and private sectors. Vaccination rates across the country differ dramatically and that has led to a surge in covid cases in some states as Children had back to school. Asma Khalid. NPR NEWS Secretary of state Tony Blinken says the U. S. Is still working with the Taliban to secure the release of Americans left in Afghanistan as well as all Afghan citizens with valid travel documents. NPR's Michele Kelemen tells us Blinken is denying claims by some U. S veterans groups that the Taliban is blocking charter flights from taking off. There's a lot of anger at blank unr right now. Some of these groups say they've given the State Department Manifest for planes out of Mazar e Sharif that they had landing rights in Qatar. They're furious with the department's handling of the situation. But Blinken says, Look, you know, the U. S doesn't have personnel on the ground anymore. In Afghanistan. It can't verify the manifests. It doesn't control the airspace and there are big security risks. NPR's Michele Kelemen Taliban leaders named a new Cabinet today in the wake of their speedy takeover. Most of the country last month. Stocks finished mostly mixed on Wall Street Today, the Dow lost 269 points. This is NPR. This is w NYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson..
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"I should say in Mazar e Sharif in northern Afghanistan. There's one Republican lawmaker, Republican Foreign Affairs Committee members senior member Michael McCall, who's talking about this situation right now in some of the detail. That he can, even though the details remain a bit sketchy, Republican Foreign Affairs Committee member Michael McCaul accused the group of holding Americans hostage six airplanes. With American citizens on them as I speak also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now they we have the state is cleared. These fights and the Taliban will not let them leave the airport. Yeah, I will not let them leave the airport. He seems to think it's more on the Taliban. Then perhaps the state Department as we are also hearing 809 239385 809 to 3 wd TK of the situation, however. Is causing people who typically don't work together. Politically speaking or maybe don't necessarily see eye to eye to come together to try and find some kind of solution. Senator Tom Cotton Talked about working with the Democrat from Connecticut. Mr Blumenthal on this situation, Uh, Mr Blumenthal, the senator is said to be quite angry. He's the Democrat now, in this situation, quite angry at the Biden administration. For its failure to get all of the American citizens out of Afghanistan before the U. S military pull out the Senator Blumenthal and his team has been working on this issue very hard. We work with them as well, Trying to get these Americans out of Afghanistan. I understand the administration. Want to turn the page. They want this out of the news. They want to focus on their reckless $3.5 trillion spending bill. But there's a lot of members of Congress who are not going to rest until every American and every legal permanent resident in Afghanistan can get out of Afghanistan. We're working on trying to get people out across the borders or on flights out of Afghanistan and some of the outlying cities. We are not going to forget our fellow Americans who have been left behind in Afghanistan. So what is the Secretary of Defense and the general for Centcom saying about situation at this particular point? It's not very encouraging. You'll hear it following the break..
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Franklin is spending her days in retirement, helping others get back to work. Here's WBC's Met Shearer with her story. Gil Ward's daughter is a college graduate. That's the good news but looking for work in a pandemic, not so fun. Watching her try to find a job was so discouraging, so her maternal instincts kicked in, and she went searching, but not just for her own kid sparked something in me, and I thought if my daughter is struggling, everyone is struggling. That's when she launched the Facebook page Massachusetts job journey. Works like a bulletin board, regale post local job listings from all fields and salary ranges. I'm not doing it because I want people to say, Hey, look, I got a job. But if that happens, it would be the icing on the cake. Instead, just knowing that she's trying to help is enough for Gail, and she's confident that persistence will pay off, especially for the jobless. I believe that you just keep trying, and it will happen. Matt Shearer wbz Boston's NewsRadio 86. Oh, six, According to the State Department, A small number of Americans are still stuck in Afghanistan. US. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, confirming there are American citizens being stopped by the Taliban from flying out of Mazar e Sharif that northern city in Afghanistan were chartered flights have sat on the tarmac for a week. Now. Lincoln is arguing the Taliban has not denied access to anyone holding a valid document, but that Americans are unable to leave because there with others who don't have valid documents in ASDA Liquid Terry ABC News At the Foreign desk and the Taliban has rolled out a new acting government. CBS's CAMI McCormick reports from the Pentagon. This is a caretaker Cabinet, and many members have a long history with the group. Some of the top post went to those who led the battle against US led forces. The new interim prime minister held the job the last time the Taliban was in power. The international community had hoped to see some non Taliban members in the lineup, but there's been no evidence of that. And meanwhile in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, pre trial proceedings are underway for the man accused of plotting the 9 11 terror attacks. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is joined by four other defendants in court for the proceedings. Is 20 years after the attacks that killed nearly 3000 that there's been all sorts of delays over the past few years, including legal fights over whether it should be a military trial or a civilian one. And there have, of course been delays brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. No actual trial date is set this pretrial phase. It's set to run for about 10 days, and another pretrial phase is set for November. Is fiber Wait time now for Bloomberg Business News. The car business becomes ever cozier with Silicon Valley Score one for the motor city. Bloomberg first reported the executive who has been leading the effort at Apple to design and build an autonomous car. For Doug Field. It's a homecoming. He began his career as an engineer at Ford before playing a major role in helping Tesla launched its model three. It's a loss for Apple stock closed at a record anyway. Stocking forward also finished higher. Wall Street split the difference. Today, Dow Lost 269 S and P 500 down 15 NASDAQ gained.
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"The request coming soon for Congress for some 24 billion more in storm related funding and another six billion to help with Afghan refugees. The White House official outlining this in a blog post as president. Biden tours damage from Ida in New York and New Jersey, pitching his infrastructure plans and climate change efforts along the way. For decades, scientists have warned of extreme weather. It would be more extreme and climate change was here and we're living through it. Now we don't have any more time at one point facing a heckler in New Jersey for this country should be ashamed of yourself. The president pledging federal help for storm ravaged areas some would be evacuees remain stranded for now in Afghanistan. The State Department estimates there are roughly about 100 Americans left in the country of Afghanistan. Some want to stay. But some others want to leave as soon as possible. They just want to get out of there. Get to safety boxes. David Sponge. One woman and her three Children made it out with the help of Army veteran and former defense advisor to President Trump Corey Mills, those behind this private run veteran group that Mills as a part of helped the family and they say the state Department was not particularly involved. Other Americans spend hours on airplanes at Mazar e Sharif Airport in northern Afghanistan. They have yet to take off from runways. Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledging again today to continue diplomatic efforts and emphasizing they remain in contact with the Taliban. Meantime, the group's supreme leader out with his first statement since seizing control of the country and emphasizing adherence to Sharia law, Hours after the Taliban announced an interim government had been formed Mexico's Supreme Court rules it's unconstitutional to punish abortion, annulling several provisions of the law in one Mexican state near the Texas border. Made abortion a criminal act. America is listening to Fox News from the mosque, Nissan Traffic.
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"NPR and vur. I'm Robin Young. And I'm Tanya Mosley. It's here And now today, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is denying claims by some aid groups and members of Congress that the Taliban is detaining Americans on charter flights in the Afghan city of Mazar e Sharif. Blinken insists Americans with valid documentation are able to leave. They've upheld that commitment and at least one instance in the last 24 hours. With a family that was able to leave through an overland route. And we are not aware of anyone. Being held on an aircraft or any hostage like situation in Mazar e Sharif. Joining us for the latest on this is NPR diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen and Michelle Let's first talk about this family. The secretary of state is talking about a Texas woman, her three Children who got out by traveling to the border on an overland route, as he said, with the help of Oklahoma Congressman Mark Wayne Mullen in a private aid organization. What more can you tell us about this family and those efforts to get people out? Well, you know, the State Department hasn't really said much about those four or even, um, talked about the route that was used, But they did say that the Taliban knew about this movement and didn't impede it. You know, Ever Since leaving the Kabul airport, the State Department has been trying to work on overland routes. They're also working with Qatar in Turkey to try to reopen the airport in Kabul. That's where they're focused. Their focus is now. Congressman. Mullen, though, says that the State Department doesn't really deserve any credit for the rescue mission that this was all a private effort to help out this woman and her three Children. What are you hearing from your sources about how difficult a situation this is First Secretary Blinken. Well, there are a lot of aid groups that are working on this private groups of former veterans former, You know, Special forces and and there's a lot of anger at blank unr right now. Some of these groups say they've given the State Department Manifest for planes out of Mazar e Sharif that they had landing rights in Qatar. They're furious with the department's handling of the situation. But Blinken says, Look, you know, the U. S doesn't have personnel on the ground anymore. In Afghanistan, it can't verify the manifests. It doesn't control the airspace and there are big security risks. Um, he says there are about 100 Americans in Afghanistan who are still seeking to come out and the department has teams dedicated. All of them. They're trying to provide tailored guidance on how to get out. But, um, you know, this is been a very difficult situation. I think for for the State Department for him, and for all these activists who are really have a sense of urgency right now. Today, the Taliban announced an interim government. What are the Taliban, saying about these efforts to get Americans in Afghan helpers out? Well, the the interim government is not going to be something that the U S, like there's, um, you know, the U. S said that there were supposed to be an inclusive government and there doesn't look to be any non Taliban members of it. So far, there's no women so far. And and there are there are people in there that the U. S. Has sanctions on. Um But you know what Blanket has been saying is that it will watch what the Taliban does not just what it says. Um, what it says. About the about the evacuation is that People with documents American citizens, people with visas will be able to get out and so far, the State Department says that's been the case. One of the problems in Mazari Sharif is that there are This is according to the State Department that there are people on board are not on board but on manifests that are ready to board planes to get out that would have that that don't have proper documents are not documents at all. So that's one of the issues that they're facing as well. Want to take a step back to some things. You were saying about what Blinken is telling us about the situation there. Over the weekend, Republican Congressman Michael McCaul claimed that there were six planes at the Mazar e Sharif airport trying to leave. And that it was turning into a hostage situation. Can you give us more clarity on that? Are those planes still there? How many people is the State Department actually trying to help? As we understand it, the planes are still there. The activists and veteran groups say. There are hundreds of people there. They say there are American citizens. But again the State Department. Uh, says it doesn't know exactly how many are actually there. They say they're you know, reaching out to Americans individually to try to help them get out in other ways, if not on these these flights, so it is a very murky situation. Still, Tanya And how is the How is blank UN's team negotiating all of this? Well, it's interesting because Doha here there's a Taliban office. But he's not meeting with the Taliban. They've they've. They've decided to keep the contacts with the Taliban now on this more technical level local level and it's mostly focused on these very specific things about evacuations about trying to keep the Taliban to their commitment. To allow safe passage for Americans and for at risk Afghans. Michele Kelemen is NPR diplomatic correspondent. Thank you so much. Michelle for this update. Thank you. While crews battling California's Cal Door fire made some headway yesterday, Cal Fire reports is now almost 50% contained, which has led officials to downgrade evacuation orders for South Lake Tahoe and allow thousands of residents to return home. Many of them sought refuge in neighboring Nevada, where the state's governor recently signed an emergency declaration to offer assistance to fire victims. And other organizations such as the American Red Costs have set up several evacuation centers in communities across the ST Lucia Starbuck of member station K. U N. R in Reno met some South Lake Tahoe ref evacuees and has this story. It's been quite a journey for Shelley Love ours. She has mobility issues and doesn't have access to transportation. When law enforcement knocked on her door in South Lake Tahoe to get her to leave, she didn't have a way out. So they called for an ambulance to transport her to Nevada's capital, Carson City. I moved to South Lake Tahoe 1986. I raised three Children and sounds like Tahoe. It's my home. It was really A bit terrifying leaving in the airlines when I could see all the smoke out the back window after arriving at the Carson City Community Center Love ours ran into her neighbor's Steve Blum. After the trauma they experienced both described what it was like to see a familiar face. Oh, probably you can't. You can't put words on that when you're in the gymnasium. With 100 people who who are all kind of wound up from all of this, and you lay eyes on somebody that you know. And you.
"mazar e sharif" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Seems to be a grown Hostage crisis on the ground specifically in the city of Mazar e Sharif in Afghanistan, where an airport there has a number of US chartered planes set to go, But they cannot leave because the Taliban is making demands of the American government as a precondition for their departure. Now that's the way Congressman McCaul represented this yesterday. On Fox listen as Chris Wallace discovers this news live on the air, and he starts by asking first. How many Americans have gotten out of the country since The since since the military left how many Americans have gotten out of Afghanistan since we pulled out how many Afghan allies have gotten out since the Taliban was in complete control of the country? I understand zero And in fact, we had six airplanes that massage Sharif Airport six airplanes with American citizens on them as I speak also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now, they we have stayed as cleared these flights and the Taliban will not let them leave the airport. So I'm sorry. The answer to your question is zero, and that's my concern is they're going to demand more and more, whether it be cash or legitimacy as the government of Afghanistan zero And we've got planes on the ground. This is turning into a hostage situation. Six airplanes at Mazar e Sharif Airport with American citizens on them as I speak with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage. It's a huge deal, and this is what we were fearing that this would turn into a hostage crisis. Now, what were the Taliban one? In addition to the billions of dollars of weapons we gave them? Just the keys to the government running the country, the ability to slaughter people in the streets or inside their homes without really any barriers whatsoever. In exchange for making paying lip service to to what? Combating climate change. Do you remember that two weeks ago? One of the promises that the vitamin that the Taliban were making two of them. The two big promises were well what we promised we're going to treat women better, and we're going to confront climate change. What Confront climate change. What kind of suckers are we? We live hundreds of Americans behind and the exchanges well, so long as they commit to fighting climate change. We're good fist bump. Thanks. That's insane. Like why do I get the feeling that if the Taliban were to release a statement today condemning Texas for its new abortion law? The Biden administration would cut them a check for several billion dollars. Like. Oh, good. You're a good international partner. They've got good values, right? How often have we seen this with American companies who condemn things within the United States that they don't like. Georgia wants to pass some law protecting kids in their state or whatever the issue is. And then Disney comes along and lectures them right. And what does Disney turn around? And do they make a movie inside of a a slave province inside of China? It's the same move here. The Taliban are you serious? The Taliban are really they're gonna get control. Climate change. You think that's that's priority? One? In a country that barely has literacy. Yeah. Climate change. We really need. Yeah, we're gonna We're gonna cap our carbon emissions We promised we're gonna start planting trees everywhere will have carbon offsets. It's gonna be really big. We're gonna stop driving all these gas guzzling SUVs. We promise that we won't build all these destructive power plants. They probably even have the wherewithal. This is like it's a country that's centuries behind everyone else. Yes, we're gonna get control of climate change. In exchange for, uh, for your generosity, America and for you looking the other way on getting American citizens out. Okay, So we have all these American citizens were on the ground in Afghanistan waiting to get on flights that are sitting there waiting for them. How many Americans are involved here? Well, we keep getting all sorts of numbers, According to the New York Post, Uh, we've we've got one official. Who told Newsweek again. This is how the news works. This is a derivative piece of reporting. The New York Post is reporting on what news Beak week was told. A Biden official told Newsweek. That there are nearly 1600 people on the manifest of these planes who want to fly of which 123 of them are Americans. And the rest they claim are special immigration visas. Okay, so 100 and 23 Americans waiting to go. Now in the reporting here, there's two explanations for this one is what Congressman McCaul has been claiming The Taliban aren't letting them go there making demands. This is a hostage situation. And then another claim that's being made. Is that the State Department is complaining that they have no easy way to vet or clear the charter flights. So, in other words, the United States has no official presence on the ground in Afghanistan. So as a result, here's the spokes, a spokeswoman for the State Department, telling the media this week end quote. First of all, they said that the department no longer has personnel on the ground after the US led evacuation mission ended last month, and it doesn't control the airspace quote whether over or Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region. Quote. Given these constraints, we also do not have a reliable means to confirm the basic details of charter flights, including who may be organizing them, the number of US citizens and other priority groups on board the accuracy of the rest of the manifest and where they plan to land among many other issues. The spokeswoman went on to say that the United States will, however, quote hold the Taliban to its pledge to let people freely depart Afghanistan. In other words. We don't have the manpower to save our people. We did until we pulled them out. And now we have nothing. And now we're relying on the goodwill of the Taliban. So which story is true is that the Taliban are conducting a hostage crisis. Is that the State Department and the Biden administrations to enough to save these Americans? Or is this some combination of both? Well, let's ask our next guest. Alex, please. This is an author of the Federalist National Security Professional. Bronze Star Recipient A U. S. Army combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and one of the guys we've talked to here on this show already about. He was been behind the scenes trying to get our people out of Afghanistan. He continues to do that now, Alex thanks again for joining us. Ivan. Thanks actually good timing because I actually spoke to the NGOs who were sponsoring those flights, and that's news that I can share. Please do. Okay. So there are five NGOs that have come together to sponsor the flights that are in Mazar The flights. There's people not on them. Right now. The flights have been been submitted, and estimates such as well find out hold up. Seems to be interview place according to the heads of the NGOs that I just spoke to him. It's that there needs to be DHS clearance for the manifest for the people on board. So that's the security mechanism the State Department was talking about. There has to be a plan for resettlement afterwards, and the NGOs are saying that they can and will take care of that, and there was a plan for it..
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