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"mazari sharif" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Thank you for your efforts. Corey mills for his efforts others involved for their efforts. I would say it's the mazari sharif airport where in fact they chew turned away. We chartered airplanes waiting to take off. The taliban wouldn't let them do it. Well i so. It was hard for me to understand everything she was saying the other night. But maybe you can explain the whole story your involvement bring us. You know up to speed. Yes i want appreciate. I tell you i appreciate your show. Thank you for having Miriam who's one of my constituents on the show who just make sure all your Your listeners understand. She is an american citizen. She was born in afghanistan. Her husband was born in afghanistan and they are. us citizens blue bass port holders that live here. They work live in my district in amarillo. Texas and her extended family is over there so she and her children Three children ages fifteen to went to afghanstan visit their grandparents and their extended family. Like you know family would would do. And they got over there not knowing that when they got there that they were going to be. Trapped behind enemy lines surrounded by isis and the taliban in fending for themselves and have their own government abandoned him. But that's exactly what happened. They started trying to get out. They worked they. Her husband calls my office to start with which was a thing to do. I'm gonna call my congressman because my family can't get out because they had already like mariam tried to get out you know the just came maine's and they couldn't get out. They were starting to get panicked. The taliban was moving into the city. They called my office. i did. What any congressman. Do i think the phone up and call the state department for help. The state department was absolutely useless. Useless we passed them all the information. They did nothing to help mary. Miriam was getting the standard text. Everybody that everybody was getting. This is the state department. If you're american citizen please click on the lincoln register. You know where you're at and then they say make your way to the airport..
"mazari sharif" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Since the nineties but now we've got russia china and turkey joining. We've got guitar cutter. And i'm trying to figure we've got thirty one million dollars. Us dollars going from china to the taliban they dodged a question in a press briefing today about it. They're obviously not going to acknowledge it. But this is because of a vacuum left by joe biden. So we've got all these kids that don't know the parents that they lost on nine eleven all of these people who died in these buildings on nine eleven and all of the people who died afterwards from inhaling all of the chemicals that were down there while they tried to find the bodies of all these poor people that were crushed inside the towers for years. They were looking for bodies. And now now this is how we pay all the people who went over and served in afghanistan that people went over and looked to find terrorists and they lost their family members. What i mean. Everyone i know including myself knows where they were on nine. Eleven two thousand and one every single person this is this is an embarrassment to the world and it shows how weak we are right now. It's i mean the man can't put a sentence together but this is far far worse now. We have allied nations. We have an allied force now with the taliban and they have all our weapons. And all the biometrics of all of our people and we just left behind. No the enemy now has it radical islamic terrorists. Have it the only hope for the americans that was behind closed door of biden enemy lines. The only avenue. They might have had the only shot out of there that they had was getting to northern afghanistan with a resistance. Held their position. But because of all the weaponry joe gave the taliban they've been able to roll the resistance and now take control of mazari sharif airport which is where these chartered. Airplanes have not been allowed to take off for almost a week. And i saw the hip piece on you. Because you're supporting t to rescue them. Americans yeah by the way. I didn't see it. Somebody mentioned to me before. Tv last night. And i said wait. A minute sean. Hannity supports militias. I said no. They're special ops retired right. These are green neela series. yeah marines. it's ridiculous. How is it like this isn't out of all of them. They know they're retired. They did their duty. They serve their country. They risk their lives. Now they see what's happening and like they can't stand it because this is everything. They've fought for their whole careers and they're now willing to put themselves behind enemy lines risk their lives again for their fellow. Americans we're not talking about militia. We're talking about trained. Navy seals special forces. Guys that are willing to get behind enemy lines to try and save americans many i. When here's another thing. I know i wanna talk about. We can't talk about it because we can't divulge anything right because this government is working against us but then the state department tries to take credit for what people are doing without any help from the government whatsoever and then we have ahead taliban that's on the f. b. i. watch i think he's got a ten million dollar bounty. He's in charge of all the borders. Now that the taliban controls. So i'm just kinda like so. These guys are going into risking light their lives. they're putting them on the line to save afghan allies an american citizens and bring them back home. And this should be something that we're we're about right but you know what the state department said today about the taliban government you know what they said they said it's it's too Too many male members and it's not inclusive of women. I'm like guys it's the taliban. Take it anymore my my. it's insanity. blood pressure is like through the roof. I let me get to my our phones here Eight hundred nine. Four one sean bob. The liberal and the united socialist utopia of california. What's up bob. The liberal sean. The conservative first of all you know most of our military men were not as an in afghanistan fighting in iraq and that war that we were lied into by president. Cheney where we took off. I've gone record joe. Let me ask you. Let me ask you a question. Let's bring it up to modern day. Joe biden lie when he told george stephanopoulos they would stay and not leave any americans behind. Because i have the tape. Did he lie. Your guy did europe love. Joe lie joe lie and the war. It's hard as me. I'm asking you a simple question. I know it's hard. Follow the bouncing ball and listen to simple question. Did joe biden lie when he said two weeks before he abandoned americans behind enemy lines. These tell america that he would never do that. It was a fiasco. There's no doubt about it. And ask you asked i asked why pay down and you wanna talk about trump. He's not the president right now. I'm asking a question because you're saying dick. Cheney lied and people died okay. Did joe biden lie and are people going to die. Yes or no and the war. When he ran for president mass. Eating you question. Why do i didn't trump do it. If you so smarter than the general grief wendy. In florida i mean. You just can't talk to these people that just of their minds high sun. Hi wendy. You can't really have a conversation with a crazy liberal. I mean welcome the my world okay. So i'm gonna try to bring your blood pressure down. Okay yeah well we're gonna we're gonna do we're gonna have a happy talk because We're celebrating our one year anniversary of our restaurant. And we got through the crazy co. We've got amazing customers We've got amazing staff and we've got great food and lots of beer and we make everyone happy when they come in including when you come down here now you call before correct. We talked to you before. And if i remember you use specialize in these these special specialty beers. Is that correct. Yes i'm so proud of my husband and my son our son We couldn't do you just if it wasn't the three of us. You know sean. When you talk about your family and the restaurant business we never owned a restaurant until a year ago and it's probably one of the hardest businesses either verboon and We work every day. If someone calls out sick it's one of us that that is there And it's we're not in front of the house you know. That's where people expect if you're doing a good job so we have three wonderful managers. We've got eight people that have stayed with us victims thin since we hired them a year ago but my husband was a beer distributor for twenty five years prior to this business. Well we did mostly imports. And he was nominated by It's it's it's from the fourteenth century but growers Knighthood it's the brewers smashed out. They have a big celebration in brussels every year. And you have to be nominated to Get this metal and they nominated my husband and it's also a contribution and exceptional like Will say education on on belgian beer and so he has explicitly. They nominated him. He went there from week. They honored him. And so i think that's part of our success as well. He so educated on being that when people come in they see the lineup of the beer and they wanna talk to him and now my son is everything from him so between the two of them when people come in they just not go right to gaining riley. Listen let me. Just say this. If i remember urinate woodson's called post something right assist outpost on a number six. Linda's telemann six eleven. I post six eleven. Okay so no. No i remember now. Okay i want everybody now. Teller variety where you are in florida and i want everyone to go and i'm going to tell you working in the restaurant business..
"mazari sharif" Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
"We got this one if the satanic temple is against me. I think we've got this own right. Yeah i don't want to be the same page as he sat anik temple. Yeah i mean they have. They have a thing You know any member who resides in texas and wishes to undergo the satanic abortion ritual within the first twenty four weeks of pregnancy contact the satanic temple. So we may help them fight this law directly. But i mean that's you didn't. You didn't miss hear me folks. They do have a satanic abortion ritual that they claim that having abortions as part of their satanic religious faith we will not be intimidated into silence by the unjust law or the authoritarian state government. We intend to fight. We intend to fight to by the way roe v wade was not a law and was also not a precedent. It was it was a court case and you need to learn the difference in that. So you know it's holding all violating our constitutional rights because of roe v. Wade ninna nanna to all to all u Constitutional scholars out there. Let me just remind you. It was not a precedent and it was not it wasn't an amendment it was not a constitutional right. It wasn't made into a bill or law. It was a court case. It was a specific court case. That had a very specific ruling. So it's not like they just wrote that in stone and said roe. V wade was the entirety of abortion law from now until the lord comes back or the satanic lord depending on how you worship. We wanna make sure that we're fair here on the chat breakthrough show the so. Yeah i'm i am antiabortion. I want it to be abolished. And by the way. I know people. I actually know those statistical anomalies who who were products of rape. And you know they've lived very successful fruitful lives as as human beings. You don't de-legitimize their life. Because they were a product of rape so you know and speaking of Just honoring cherishing human life. Us state department is responsible for interfering in the departure of several planes holding american citizens and afghan nationals at the mazari sharif. Airport a according to Our friend glenn beck. Glenn put this thing together. His charity put this thing together and they had the planes with the people on them Had one hundred american citizens and one thousand afghan nationalist Nationals and they were chartered by mercury. One in the nazarene fund and they stopped him. They stopped them. Multiple planes have been prevented from taking off after the taliban refused to grant permission for the departure but it wasn't the taliban that initially stop the planes from exiting the country. It was the state department. There refused to grant landing clearance to the planes preventing them from departing. So so even if they take off they wouldn't have had a place to land they. They called off the flight's last minute and glen said they were on the plane. They were on the tarmac. They were in the seats ready to go before the state department officials intervened and aboard the plane. They were told to go back to the airport and hand everything into the taliban. They're actually asking people for blue passports to see who had a blue passport..
Biden Turns From Afghanistan to Domestic Agenda
"I am joined by byron york at the washington examiner and fox news. Good morning byron. How are you good morning you doing. Well thanks The lead story for me today has also the lead story in the wall street journal. The headline is biden seeks to shift focus to domestic issues after afghanistan. Exit white house plans to spend september pushing for passage of the president's agenda as he faces falling poll numbers. I personally believe that. Most americans know about the thousands of american citizens l. p. r.'s and sib holders abandoning afghanistan that they don't quite know the details but they're intently concerned with it and that it's an iceberg issue that the president is mishandling by treating it as something that will be forgotten. David drucker disagrees with me. Brian rosen wall. Very much disagrees with me. That americans are paying attention. What does byron york thing. Well i think that american's feelings about us citizens being left behind ghanistan. I think those feelings are essentially folded in to the poll. Numbers that you're seeing Biden's approval rating for his handling the situation afghanistan which are in the twenties. I mean those are nixon and watergate. Poll numbers So i do think that americans are aware of that now. A couple of things about biden changing the subject. Of course he wants to change the subject answer as well A lot of the pr. The question is what will allow the press. Go along with it if you look at politico's playbook this morning and we just tiny tiny little mention of afghanistan Much more on the biden Agenda on the other hand i was. I didn't hear the first half hour of your program Did you read. Senator blumenthal's tweets. Today did not. I tweeted the story out that he is outraged. He's a democrat but go ahead and tell people about it. Well Senator blumenthal Yesterday afternoon Posted a threat on twitter. My staff and i have worked night and day to secure the safe passage of two planes waiting in mazari sharif to take american citizens at risk afghan allies and their families to safety. My office join forces in this humanitarian mission with an incredible coalition of advocates ngos former servicemen and journalists to try to evacuate our fellow citizens in afghan allies by the way ngos former service members and journalists. Anybody missing from that list. Department and pentagon. Yeah exactly so anyway. He goes on And so this is as you point out a democratic senator which may be necessary to give this issue enough credibility for some members of the press to pay attention
"mazari sharif" Discussed on KCRW
"To be the future more frequency more intensity. And we have to make sure we're getting out ahead of this, and we're not dragged into the future by it. That is Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey. Thank you very much for joining us, and we wish you the best of luck to you and your state in the recovery process. Thanks for having me, Elsa. Let's turn overseas. Now. Organizers of private evacuation flights out of Afghanistan are pressing the state Department to do more to help them get hundreds of people out of the country. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he is working through some very tough security issues surrounding that effort. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with him in Doha. The top Republican lawmaker likens it to a hostage situation, saying the Taliban are blocking these private charter flights, and the State Department isn't doing enough. Secretary Blinken is pushing back. We are not aware of anyone. Being held on an aircraft or any hostage like situation in Mazari Sharif. He says. The Taliban have agreed to allow Americans and Afghans with travel documents to safely leave. But there are some that don't have papers in the U. S. Doesn't have any personnel on the ground to verify the manifests. Journalists Elizabeth Rubin isn't buying that line. You know, you've promised to evacuate people in danger and not to abandon them. And you don't have people on the ground, so you have to find alternative methods. That's the humanitarian thing to do. People's lives are in danger. She's focused on two planes that she says are ready to evacuate Americans and Afghans, all of whom have documents, including visas for Albania. Reuben is frustrated with Lincoln's comments that the U. S. Can't verify the manifests. Without an American on the ground. They need to find somebody else or we can find someone else which we have. That can make sure that the people who are getting on the plane there, the people in the manifest. The drama over those left behind comes during a trip meant to highlight the evacuation effort that brought 124,000 people out of Afghanistan, nearly half of them transiting through Qatar. We have a deeply felt Debt.
"mazari sharif" Discussed on KCRW
"To be the future more frequency more intensity. And we have to make sure we're getting out ahead of this, and we're not dragged into the future by it. That is Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey. Thank you very much for joining us, and we wish you the best of luck to you in your state in the recovery process. Thanks for having me, Elsa. Let's turn overseas. Now, Organizers of private evacuation flights out of Afghanistan are pressing the state Department to do more to help them get hundreds of people out of the country. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he is working through some very tough security issues surrounding that effort. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with him in Doha, a top Republican lawmaker likens it to a hostage situation, saying the Taliban are blocking these private charter flights, and the State Department isn't doing enough. Secretary Blinken is pushing back. We are not aware of anyone. Being held on an aircraft or any hostage like situation in Mazari Sharif. He says. The Taliban have agreed to allow Americans and Afghans with travel documents to safely leave. But there are some that don't have papers in the U. S. Doesn't have any personnel on the ground to verify the manifests. Journalists Elizabeth Rubin isn't buying that line. You know, you've promised to evacuate people in danger and not to abandon them. And you don't have people on the ground, so you have to find alternative methods. That's the humanitarian thing to do. People's lives are in danger. She's focused on two planes that she says are ready to evacuate Americans and Afghans, all of whom have documents, including visas for Albania. Reuben is frustrated with Lincoln's comments that the U. S. Can't verify the manifests. Without an American on the ground. They need to find somebody else or we can find someone else which we have. That can make sure that the people who are getting on the plains or the people on the manifest. The drama over those left behind comes during a trip meant to highlight the evacuation effort that brought 124,000 people out of Afghanistan, nearly half of them transiting through Qatar. We have a deeply.
"mazari sharif" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To be the future more frequency more intensity. And we have to make sure we're getting out ahead of this, and we're not dragged into the future by it. That is Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey. Thank you very much for joining us, and we wish you the best of luck to you in your state in the recovery process. Thanks for having me, Elsa. Let's turn overseas. Now, Organizers of private evacuation flights out of Afghanistan are pressing the state Department to do more to help them get hundreds of people out of the country. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he is working through some very tough security issues surrounding that effort. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with him in Doha, a top Republican lawmaker likens it to a hostage situation, saying the Taliban are blocking these private charter flights, and the State Department isn't doing enough. Secretary Blinken is pushing back. We are not aware of anyone. Being held on an aircraft or any hostage like situation in Mazari Sharif. He says. The Taliban have agreed to allow Americans and Afghans with travel documents to safely leave. But there are some that don't have papers in the U. S. Doesn't have any personnel on the ground to verify the manifests. Journalists Elizabeth Rubin isn't buying that line. You know, you've promised to evacuate people in danger and not to abandon them. And you don't have people on the ground, so you have to find alternative methods. That's the humanitarian thing to do. People's lives are in danger. She's focused on two planes that she says are ready to evacuate Americans and Afghans, all of whom have documents, including visas for Albania. Reuben is frustrated with Lincoln's comments that the U. S. Can't verify the manifests. Without an American on the ground. They need to find somebody else or we can find someone else which we have. That can make sure that the people who are getting on the plains or the people in the manifest. The drama over those left behind comes during a trip meant to highlight the evacuation effort that brought 124,000 people out of Afghanistan, nearly half of them transiting through Qatar..
"mazari sharif" Discussed on Here & Now
"From npr and wbz. I'm robin young. And i'm tanya moseley. It's here 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 mazari sharif blinken insists americans with valid. Documentation are able to leave. They've upheld that commitment. And at least one instance in the last twenty four hours with a family that was able to leave overland route and we are not aware of anyone being held on an aircraft or any hostage like situation in missouri sharieff. Joining us for the latest on this is npr. Diplomatic correspondent michelle kellerman 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 and 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 talked about the route that was used but they did say that. The taliban new 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 and turkey to try to reopen the airport in kabul. That's where they're focused. Their focuses 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 is situation. This is first secretary blinken. Well there are a lot of a 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 blinken right now. Some of these groups say they've given the state department manifest for planes out of mazari sharif landing rights in qatar. They're furious with the department's handling of the situation but blinking says. Look you know the. Us doesn't have personnel on the ground anymore in afghanistan. It can't verify the manifest. It doesn't control the airspace. And they're a big risks He says there are about a hundred americans In afghanistan who were still seeking to come out and the department has teams Dedicated to all of them. They're trying to provide tailored guidance on how to get out but You know this is 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 and afghan helpers out well the interim government is is knocking to be something that the us likes there's The us 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 there are. There are people in there that the us has sanctions on. But you know what blanket has been saying is that it will watch what the taliban does not just what it says. What it says about the A 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 w- on manifest that are ready to board planes to get out that would have that. Don't have proper documents or not documents at all so that's One of the issues that they're facing. Well i wanna take a step back to some things you were saying about what blinking telling us about the situation there over the weekend. Republican congressman. michael. Mccall claimed that there were six planes at the mazari 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 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 stilt on you. And how is the how lincoln's team negotiating all of this well. It's interesting because doha here. There's a taleban 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. Allow safe passage for americans and for at risk. Afghans michelle kellerman. Npr diplomatic correspondent. Thank you so much. Michelle for this update. Thank you crews. Battling california's kaldor fire made some headway. Yesterday cal fire reports. it's now almost fifty percent contained which is 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 were across have up several evacuation centers in communities across the state lucia starbuck of member station k. u. n. are in reno medicine. South lake tahoe evacuees and has the story. It's been quite a journey for shelley avars. 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.
"mazari sharif" Discussed on KCRW
"Com Along a concrete flood channel in the Valley, a half mile long mural tells the history of L A. From ancient days to the 20th century. The mural is a running narrative. It's like a ribbon of color, and it begins in the pre history and the first indigenous peoples extending and updating the great Wall of Los Angeles. That's next on greater L. A Today at one in 6 30 KCRW. KCRW sponsors include Postmates from burgers and burritos to sunscreen and shampoo. Postmates delivers it all learn more about placing an order at Postmates dot com or in the Postmates app. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Biden administration is working with the Taliban to try to get more Americans out of Afghanistan. At a news conference today in Doha, Blinken said about 100 Americans are still seeking to leave the country. NPR's Michele Kelemen says. Blinken was also asked about several charter flights. Unable to leave the airport in Mazari Sharif, Blinken said. It's not a hostage situation. It's not that the Taliban are holding up all these planes. He said that they are Letting people leave if they have the right travel documents or travel documents at all. In fact, he said, the State Department got four Americans out on an overland route. Just yesterday. That's NPR's Michele Kelemen in Doha..
"mazari sharif" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Air. This is NPR news from Washington. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Biden administration is working with the Taliban to get more Americans out of Afghanistan. Speaking earlier today at a news conference in Doha, Blinken said the U. S has identified about 100 Americans who want to leave the country. The Taliban spokesman says several chartered flights waiting for days to leave the airport in Mazari Sharif will be allowed to take off. This is Independence Day in Brazil. NPR's Philip Reeves says security has been stepped up as supporters of the country's president, Jair Bolsonaro plan. Large demonstrations. Convoys of trucks, vans and buses have arrived in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, where one of the largest probe, also not a demonstrations is expected. His supporters were already on the streets last night. Some broke through police lines near the Supreme Court and Congress. This has heightened concerns that those bolsonaro supporters who want a military coup might attack those buildings. Bolsonaro is hoping for a huge turnout at today's demonstrations in Brasilia and in Sao Paulo, proving to his opponents that he is far stronger than they say. But it's a strategy that could easily backfire if the turnout is lower than the hopes. Philip Reeves. NPR NEWS Brazilian Hundreds of environmental groups are calling for the UN's November climate conference in Scotland to be postponed because of concerns about the spread of covid 19. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. It's w N Y. C at 8.
"mazari sharif" Discussed on Here & Now
"From npr in wb. You are. i'm tanya moseley. I'm robin young. It's here and now. The taliban say they've defeated the last resistance to their rule in afghanistan and photos posted today do appear to show taliban fighters in control of the northern province of pansjhir although resistance leaders there claim the fight is far from over. there are also grounded evacuation planes and a women's march that protesters say was beaten back. So let's check in with suzanne george. She's the washington. Post bureau chief in afghanistan in kabul and susanna pan. Cheer was home to fierce resistance to the taliban twenty years ago it was the only province the taliban didn't take last month. What's your sense of what's going on there now. Well it's really difficult to know what's going on. Their communications are really shoddy. But what we do know is that it's a pretty brutal fight at this point. Even though there were calls from resistance leaders as recently as sunday for talks to resume and for the fighting to end it does seem like the fighting has become very brutal. And what's your sense of These resistance fighters in this region being able to sort of live you know autonomously or alongside a taliban rule. I mean what's your sense of end game here. It seems pretty clear that this is going to end militarily at this point you know. This was one of the areas of the country in the one thousand nine hundred. The taliban was never able to take over if the taliban is able to completely retake this Province it really shows how much more of fierce fighting force. The taliban is now. Compared to twenty years ago you know the group has had twenty years of experience fighting one of the most powerful militaries in the world and now they're incredibly well armed. A lot of that is American arms that were Taken by the taliban during this series of surrender deals in the lead up to the fall of kabul. So interesting just underscored you said. The taliban have more control now than they did. Twenty years ago will further north the airport in mazari sharif evacuating planes have been sort of stuck on the ground there for days hundreds of people waiting for evacuation many might be american What's going on here. Is the taliban holding up. The plane's is there some other issue. Is this a hostage taking which is being called by. You know the fox network here. What's going on what we're hearing from people who are involved in this evacuation effort and what i'm hearing from people who are waiting to be evacuated In this effort these are people who traveled from kabul optima czar in hopes of getting on one of these planes. They are saying that. The taliban are not giving the planes permission to take off The taliban have not confirmed that if that is true it means that the taliban are going back on one of the pledges that the group made to the us which is that afghans will have freedom of movement after the us airlift ends and wants. The group is in control It's unclear exactly why the planes are not leaving but it's very clear that it has been days and it's hundreds of people desperate to leave the country who are being prevented from doing so for some reason. So we'll wait to hear what happened there. But meantime Women cobbler saying that. The taliban have gone back on their word to be a different kind of Ruling force that they beat and gassed these women who were protesting for greater inclusion in the new government What is your sense of what happened then over the weekend at these protests. And what will happen now yeah. I spoke to one of the women who is at these protests that turned incredibly violent over the weekend she herself was beaten and after that experience. She said that she's decided that it's too dangerous to continue protesting. And she now is in her home and says that she fears knock at the door or from the taliban any moment she said it's the same for most of the other women who are involved in the protest when i asked a taliban spokesperson about the violence in particular from this protest he condemned it but he also impart kind of blamed the protesters he said. This is not a time for protesting. He said the security situation. Kabul is not stable enough for protests. And so he asked everyone men and women not protest in the city. Susannah george afghanistan bureau chief for the washington post in kabul herself susannah. Thank you so much thank you. And let's hear another voice inside afghanistan right now as streets laden is country director in kabul for the norwegian refugee council one of the western non-governmental organizations choosing to remain in afghanistan. She is back in kabul. She joins us on skype and asked street. Why did you decide to go back to kabul. The situation has been so dangerous there over the past two weeks while to put it this way. I feel safer now than before. The reason for that is i know. I'm not a target taliban. Know me i have been here. For many years. They have specifically told me and the international humanitarian community that they need us and they want us to stay and deliver. And what are you seeing there. Are you seeing people in fear and in hiding from the taliban that you know. Do you have to distinguish between your main goal. Which is to help the afghans. Who are there and you know not do anything to jeopardize that. Are you going to try to help. People get out. I mean wh what are you seeing. On what your role. Yeah while to put it this way the last two weeks. I have received more than a thousand emails. What step messages. Skype messages from people. Some asked me to help them to norway others say used to work for the us government or the nato forces. Can you get me to to the states. Unfortunately i am not in a position to do anything about it. But i am in the position to pass it onto those who do. What else are you seeing and talk more about the food shortage. What's missing is there water. What about cove it. What what what are you seeing. While according to the world bank seventy percent of the population are living under the poverty. Line that's staggering. That is seventy percent of close to forty million People and there is a serious drought in the north and the northwest where people have lost their Harvest their livestock is dying and they have nothing to live from. These people are fleeing to the bigger cities and they are surviving on picking garbage and begging and they're living under tarpaulin in two months the winter will come and in many places in afghanistan. there are many minus degrees at night and slush and snow during the day so these people need urgent assistance so they can survive vinter..
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"In Doha, Qatar, a key transit country for Afghan refugees. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. The visit comes as the State Department works to evacuate more Americans and others from Afghanistan. An official travelling with Blinken tells reporters at the U. S facilitated the safe departure of four Americans overland from Afghanistan, and the official, who asked not to be named, says the Taliban were aware of the operation and did not impeded. U. S personnel were on hand to greet the Americans, though the State Department wouldn't say where they arrived. The news broke as Blinken arrived in Qatar to thank this Gulf nation for offering temporary shelter to Afghans heading onward to the U. S and other countries. Blinken is not planning to meet any Taliban officials who have an office here. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Doha In northern Afghanistan. Several 100 people are waiting at the airport in Mazari Sharif to board charter planes to flee the country to Qatar. They've been waiting for several days there reports that the Taliban are preventing the aircraft from taking off. But analysts also say Qatar may be standing in the way reluctant to take in passengers. Who don't have proper screening. President Biden has approved major disaster declarations for counties in New Jersey and New York, affected by devastating floods from the remnants of Hurricane Ida last week. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy toured some flood damaged areas of Lambertville today passed waterlogged belongings piled outside homes and residents clearing flood debris and the spirit of.
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"America dot org live from npr news. I'm barbara klein. New orleans is showing more signs of re-emerging from hurricane. Ida's destruction mayor. Latoya cantrell says progress is being made every day including this holiday weekend employees here of the city and all these departments and agencies that i mentioned are putting the capital ale in labor day. The mayor says as of this morning sixty six percent of energy customers have had their power restored. And that's expected to expand seventy percent by the end of the day but they're still a lack of safe drinking water and gasoline is largely unavailable. There's now a wait for high level. Life support in the south as hospitals treat record numbers of covert nineteen patients. Blake farmer of member station. Wpn in nashville reports. Doctors are making some difficult decisions about who takes priority ecm. oh is increasingly used when a ventilator isn't doing enough for a covert patient instead the patient's blood is pumped out a hole in their neck and oxygenated outside the body with the ecm machine but only major medical centers provide this kind of therapy and their full. Dr brett campbell overseas critical. Care at an ascension hospital in nashville. So if somebody needs echo for cova did you know. There's there's not a spot right now. something has to open up. Patients often stay on ecm. Oh for a month or more and the survival rate is only about fifty percent. Campbell says the shortages and a lack of machines but heather experienced nurses needed to monitor these patients round the clock for npr news. I'm blake farmer in nashville a top. Us official confirms that the government has helped an american citizen and family members flee afghantistan. Few details are being released. Only that they escaped overland to a neighboring country. In the meantime several hundred people are stuck at an airport in northern afghanistan waiting to board charter planes to qatar. Npr's jackie northam reports efforts to clear their departure involve qatar the taliban and the us the chartered aircraft have been sitting on the tarmac in mazari sharif for several days while details about departure are being worked out among those waiting to leave our aid groups journalists and women at risk. It's unclear if there are any american citizens among those waiting. The taliban reportedly preventing aircraft from leaving until qatar gives the go-ahead analysts. Say qatar is hesitant to allow charter. Planes loaded with passengers. Who don't have the proper paperwork or screening. People stuck in afghanistan started looking to airports like mazari sharif to get out of the country after the kabul airport closed it's now open again for domestic flights albeit with no radar system jackie north. Npr news islamabad. This is npr. Millions of people are losing pandemic unemployment assistance today as three federal emergency programs expire that includes an additional three hundred dollars in weekly payments. A court in belarus has sentenced one of the country's most prominent opposition activists to eleven years in prison on the grounds of trying to overthrow the state. Npr's charles means has details from moscow. In a video posted from the courtroom in minsk maria kolesnikova could be seen making a heart shape symbol with their hands.
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"I'm louise schiavone. Several hundred people are stuck at an airport in northern afghanistan waiting to board charter planes out of the country as npr's jackie northam reports. The destination for those flights cutter has had something to say about their intended departure for doha. The chartered aircraft have been sitting on the tarmac in mazari sharif for several days while details about departure or being worked out among those waiting to leave our aid groups journalists and women at risk. It's unclear if there are any american citizens among those waiting. The taliban reportedly preventing aircraft from leaving until qatar gives the go-ahead analysts. Say qatar is hesitant to allow charter. Planes loaded with passengers. Who don't have the proper paperwork or screening. People stuck in afghanistan started looking to airports like mazari to get out of the country after the kabul airport closed. It's now open again for domestic flights albeit with no radar system. Jackie northam npr news. Islamabad recovery after hurricane ida in new orleans and other parts of louisiana is slow power. Grids were crushed and hundreds of homes and buildings have been lost over one hundred million dollars in emergency. Assistance has already been dispersed but npr's. Brian man says that for many that hasn't scratched the surface. Parts of new. The new orleans do have power services are improving here. More stores are reopening. But you know there's still not safe drinking water. A lot of the city is still dark and it's hard to get gasoline. Government officials did open a new shelter yesterday for people who are vulnerable because of serious medical conditions. That gives them a place to go for care whether they can also escape the really serious heat and humidity here. Npr's brian man reporting president biden is slated to tour manville new jersey and the new york city. Borough of queens tomorrow. Arizona will soon be the only state in the country where attorneys will no longer be able to dismiss potential jurors before trial without explaining. Why and pure cheryl corley explains potential. Jurors can get dismissed for 'cause if there's doubt they can be impartial with so-called peremptory challenges attorneys have a set number of times they can strike juror without giving a reason arizona. Appellate judge peter swan and a colleague asked the state supreme court to eliminate the challenges. Swan says there's no ignoring what often happens during jury selection the defense strikes white jurors disproportionately and the prosecution strikes jurors of color disproportionately so on says a us supreme court ruling that called solely using race to dismiss jurors unconstitutional. Hasn't solved the problem beginning. Next year there will be no. Peremptory challenges in arizona cheryl corley. Npr news this is npr. California is facing a shortage of over forty thousand nurses shortage estimated to last through twenty twenty six. That's according to a new study by the university of california san francisco as npr's richard chatterjee reports. It's part of a nationwide shortage in nursing staff that was exacerbated by the pandemic. There are about three hundred and fifty thousand registered nurses employed in california's hospitals and clinics but last year more than a quarter of nurses h fifty. Five and sixty four said that they plan to leave. The researchers of the new study say pandemic related burn out has accelerated a problem. That's been going on for years. And the estimate a thirteen percent shortage of registered nurses in the state of the next five years. The findings come just days. After the american nursing association wrote a letter to the department of health and human services calling attention to the nationwide shortage in nursing staff urging the agency to take steps to address the shortage read strategy. Npr news as.
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"In Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The Taliban reportedly are preventing a number of chartered flights from leaving Afghanistan. The New York Times says three flights approved by the U. S are set to evacuate hundreds of people from the airport in Mazari Sharif to an air base in Qatar. The Times cites documents it's reviewed, indicating dozens of those passengers are Americans. Afghanistan will be the focus this week when Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds talks with officials in Qatar and Germany. Germany's ambassador to China has died less than two weeks after he took up the post. NPR's Emily Fang in Beijing says it's not yet clear how 54 year old Jan Hecker died before becoming Berlin's envoy to Beijing. Hecker was best known as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief foreign policy advisor. He was a prominent figure in crafting European foreign policy. Especially in contending with China's economic and political rise that familiarity with European politics would have given Germany and by extension, the European Union continuity and its China policy after Merkel finishes her last term. Becker was also very familiar with American politics, helping shepherd numerous multilateral statements in exchanges across the Atlantic. His last event as ambassador to China was only three days ago and the German Embassy in Beijing Berlin has not yet stated what his cause of death was. Molly Fang. NPR NEWS Beijing This is NPR news. Millions of people in the U. S. Will be losing expanded unemployment benefits. This week, NPR's Scott Horsley says Congress passed the added benefits because of the coronavirus pandemic. Early on in the pandemic, Congress authorized several major expansions of unemployment insurance benefits were extended a gig workers and the self employed as well as those who've been out of work for more than six months. Benefits were also increased at first by $600 a week and later by $300. All of that emergency aid is coming to an end this week. Benefits have already been cut in about half the states. Many employers complain the aid discourages people from going back to work. Although economists have found little evidence of that. Benefits do help the unemployed to pay their bills and continue spending, though spending power that may be lost in the last of the payments dries up. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington President Biden is expected to travel to New York and New Jersey tomorrow to get a look at some of the damage.
Texas Congressman Michael McCaul Says Taliban Holding Americans Hostage
"A ranking member of the house foreign affairs committee says the taliban is holding americans hostage during an interview on fox news. Sunday congressman. Michael mccall said. The taliban prevented six airplanes filled with american citizens and their afghan interpreters from leaving the country on saturday clearing their points to depart. The they've sat at the airport for the last couple days. these planes and they're not allowed to leave We know the reason why is because the taliban wants something in exchange. This is really turning into a hostage situation where they're not get allow american citizens to leave until they get full recognition from the united states of america. The chartered planes are at an airport. In the northern city of mazari sharif an afghan official confirmed four. Planes have been grounded but he claimed the passengers afghans not americans and that they did not have passports or visas to leave the country. The flights were headed for cutter but it was not immediately clear. Who chartered them. Meanwhile a small number of commercial flights have resumed at kabul's international airport. All are flying. Domestic routes telephone leaders continued to insist. They will be more tolerant than they were. During their last time in power on sunday the education department issued a statement saying women could continue to attend university but classes must be segregated by sex or at least divided by a curtain so men and women cannot see each other. Female students are also required to wear a robe and
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"Live from npr news. I'm janine herbst. The taliban captured another one of afghanistan's largest cities and are also closing in on the capital of kabul is npr's greg myrie reports afghan government. Control is rapidly shrinking. The taliban's latest battlefield prize is the important northern city of mazari sharif. This means the militant group now controls virtually all of northern southern and western afghanistan president ashraf ghandi's government still holds kabul and other parts of eastern afghanistan but the associated press reported that taliban forces had advanced to within ten miles of the capital. Ghani read a brief recorded message on national television. Saying he was working to stabilize the country but his government in the military have shown no sign that they are capable of halting the taliban onslaught gregory. Npr news haitian authorities say more than three hundred people are dead. Eighteen hundred injured after a magnitude seven point. Two earthquake struck some eighty miles. West of the capital of puerto prints. This morning president biden sent his condolences and authorized an immediate. Us response to help. Assess the damage and assist in the recovery efforts. Asian-american groups say they are being flooded with calls for help. Marlene best yen is executive director of the family action network in south florida. Most of the damage. i've been failed in the south even though some people in for prince I've to that this felt the tremors. Haiti's president was assassinated more than a month ago and now a tropical storm is expected to impact the country the poorest in the western hemisphere the corona virus is rampaging through texas with more infections and more hospitalizations. But as npr's john burnett reports texas governor. Greg abbott is defending his order. That no school district may impose a mask mandate for students governor. Abbott is in a standoff with some of the state's largest school districts. Houston dallas fort worth austin and san antonio in defiance of the governor. They're acquiring all students to mask up when they returned to school. This month last week there was a welter of local lawsuits challenging abbott. Statewide order. that says no governmental entity may force masking. Many of them have been successful so now. The governor has asked the state supreme court to bring the local school officials in line. Many other school districts leery of running afoul of abbott have made masks optional while abbott fights mandatory masking texas. Icu's are filling up with unvaccinated. Kobe nineteen patients with some hospitals erecting. Triage tents in parking. Lots john burnett. Npr news austin. Meanwhile president biden called school district superintendents in florida and arizona. Praising them for doing the right thing after their respective boards implemented max requirements in defiance of the republican governors amid the growing. Virus this is. Npr heavily used interstate. West of denver damaged by follow from extreme weather reopened this morning. After being closed for weeks nathaniel minor of colorado. Public radio has more.
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"As when should've said education project but as well as some of those hits the second skills then they go off to intel displaced people's camps within afghanistan put on performances train kids to do some skills and then leave would lakewood s fun box of stuff so the kids in the eye dp camps can also do it. It's a wonderful product. I'm really glad that you enjoyed it. We always try and do that. To give to show many sides of afghanistan as possible the beyond the circus Rick what was your what was another five apart of afghanistan always on my bucket list is a boost kashi I just find the sport absolutely fascinating in that. Sport is the equivalent of polo men on horses. The ball is dead goat and At some white roy. Fill this Pity central asia. I was lucky enough to see the sport at the world. Nomad games the other year. But to see it in afghanistan to see than marzi mazari sharif to see it on a friday afternoon after the midday prayers. And there's no spectators. There's no foreigners there's no westerners just our small group with all the locals fun watching the the competition in conjunction with all the guys out there on their horses also competing in having fun in this. I mean it just to me. That's afghanistan seeing that inaction. I think everyone agrees cast is almost the perfect example is perfect of afghanistan. It's tough but somehow beautiful The same time. And i mean you're kinda lucky is a winter sport events november to march which means a lot of people who go to afghanistan. They wanna see wisconsin but they go. The tons of which is why that november trip is great. As you said the weather is okay. It can be a bit chilly in the mountains. But you do get to see cassie So it was cashing in. The circus was of any other third. Highlight you think in afghanistan. Of course james like any other traveler. I have fifty or a hundred highlights. I'll point out one other I think special part of my trip for me was in bam by me news the mountainous area only like a thirty forty minute flight from kabul. But it's a different world when you get there very peaceful much more stable much more secure And there's great great intense natural beauty. And if i have my statistic correct. The only national park in afghanistan is located in the bamian area in we went to these lakes. I know you've been there but these they are crystal blue set within the mountains. The sun's coming down absolutely stunning and again. We were the only i mean. We're the only people they're not westerners but there are no afghan so there's a trail to walk through between all these lakes in we had the entire partner ourselves. So definitely you know again. I mean we know. Afghanistan has natural beauty. But i don't think that's the first thing you think of when you think of afghanistan so that was great absolutely i mean i've been to the lakes advantium A must be twenty thirty times. But every time i go that i just you know. It's nice to stand with the with the people that were with just to just take it..
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"This story. It makes me angry. And it also makes me feel old when I when I read this. And when I see this the former American Taliban fighter Johnny Walker Lindh a name that many people will remember as being the pride of Marin county once upon a time who was captured just a few months after nine eleven. Captured at Mazaar Mazari Sharif the same place where our CIA. Officer Johnny Spann lost his life fighting. These these savage maniacs in the Taliban. Johnny Walker Lindh is going to get out of prison in may. He did seize done seventeen years now for those people who have followed closely the events of nine eleven and since he's been in the clink for seventeen years this guy. Johnny Walker Lindy's. Now, thirty eight years old. He was convicted of supporting the Taliban and sentenced to twenty years in prison in two thousand two he's scheduled to be released in may after seventeen years behind bars. He was among the group of fighters captured by US forces in November two thousand one barely a month and a half after the attacks of September the eleventh in two thousand sixteen the national counterterrorism center found that this guy Johnny Walker Lindh was continuing to advocate for global jihad and to write and translate violent extremists texts in twenty fifteen. This piece of garbage. Told a television news producer that he intends to continue to spread violent extremist Islamic upon his release. It's going to get out of prison in may. Officials say that he is holding on as a California native from Marin county is holding onto the same psychotic police that he had when he went in in two thousand two. Lind was among a group of Taliban fighters captured by US forces in November of one the beginning of the war in Afghanistan hours, later, five hundred people were killed after Lynn's fellow prisoners staged an uprising and killed the operations officer that was Johnny Spann that is that is forgotten. That is a name that is not remembered that as a name that is not celebrated and off to be and I remember him. And I always will because he was a good guy. He was a young man serving this nation in a horrible place, and he left behind a family those many years ago. Back in two thousand thirteen Lind won the right for communal prayer in the following year. He argued that he should be allowed to wear his pants above the ankle. Lindh went to the Middle East in one thousand nine hundred dropped out of high school at seventeen and went to Yemen to learn Arabic with the support of his parents. Nice job raising your kids their little mini Charlie Manson, high even looks a little bit like mini, Charlie. Manson. Then he went on to Pakistan and joined the forces with the group that was fighting to help Kashmir gain independence from India. That's what hooked him up with the al-qaeda volunteers..