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"mullah omar" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

06:55 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on KGO 810

"The borderland with Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The borderland, certainly with all those regions that are identified as Baluchistan, which is an interior part of Pakistan, so we look at this larger landscape and ask what is the transnational threat? What is the threat to the region? And now we come to Isis, the Islamic state, forming the chorus and province, which is why, for reasons having to do with the Pentagon's love of acronyms. They've named it Isis K. We've always known it was Isis. And it's been a player in these last years as a provocateur and murder incorporated, however, in the closing days of Afghanistan and the U. S and NATO and I sap Isis K or Isis was often mentioned by national leadership. The puzzle is what Isis and where and how does it operate? We need to start with the facts as we understand them built. The US launched a drone attack on Isis organizer that was explained at the time. Of the terror attack at the Hamid Karzai International Airport. We now have convincing reporting from several sources. I'm looking at The New York Times that that attack was not successful. Yes. So the Islamic Islamic State Khorasan province real quick. It's a it formed from elements of the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban disaffected members, someone that were upset by the Taliban lying about Mullah Omar's death. Also some of this guest smattering of Al Qaeda fighters in the region. Um and some of these people individuals were With, you know, attracted to the Islamic state's more aggressive efforts to establish and declare the caliphate so they've been afford in the side for the Taliban for years, but the Taliban largely defeated them. 2019. They took away their last strongholds in Nangahar, but still continued to operate as a terrorist group. Then you had the suicide attack outside of Kabul airport that the Islamic state claimed And executed and Um, so the U. S decides that it's going to try and on its the waning days going to target al Qaida's network and in one particular strike in Kabul, it kills they target with they I think I'm pretty convinced here that what we saw here is what the U. S military is to call a, uh, A, uh, signature strike. This is where they're picking up information from, you know, based on patterns and someone suspected of being a member, but not necessarily having identification. This is how the US launched a lot of strikes against the The Taliban and Connie Network, you know Qaida and other various groups inside Pakistan, But it's extremely that might be one thing in remote tribal areas, but extremely difficult, dangerous to do inside of a city like Kabul, with more than 4.5, or five million people. Um, I'm almost certain that this is what happened in this strike. They thought And if you the New York Times that I strongly suggest, go find that video and watch it. It is very convincing that this that the U. S. Targeted and killed an individual who worked for an aid organization. Um, that containers that they claimed were filled with explosives. Look to be like, Look to be water jugs. You're watching them carrying them out of the house, and he has three large water cans in each hand. And you know they're clearly empty if they were filled with explosives, or even if they were filled with water. He'd be dragging those two things you'd be carrying one at a time. So, yeah, you know, and what is interesting is the Islamic state. It's it's been the United Nations reported that they could. Connie Network has used the Islamic state as a cutout at times to conduct high profile strikes in Kabul. This was before the fall of Afghanistan and they've done this in order to, uh, weaken the Afghan government to create instability and security. While the Taliban doesn't have to do things like kill civilians, killed his ER and conduct attacks on signature on significant civilian targets. I'm not saying that this is what happened here outside the airport, But I do think it's pretty, um uh, that the Taliban are able to conduct this type of attack, and yet the Taliban has been able to parade its forces around Afghanistan. Since the fall of Kabul and we haven't heard from the Islamic state, says Tom. What is the connection or not? Between Isis course and province and Al Qaeda, especially Al Qaeda in operating in the borderland region. Do we have an understanding of how these two groups work with each other? Well. Isis initially entered the region by picking off disaffected Al Qaeda and Taliban commanders. There was a group of nine guys who were working. Both are up the Taliban Al Qaeda, originally who formed the first iteration of Isis, which has evolved since then. But Isis came into the scene, basically as a competitor to reject the legitimacy of the Taliban's proto government. At the time it's all about was raising was fighting alongside Al Qaeda to raise resurrect Islamic enter Afghanistan. Isis rejected that and said that only their caliphate was the only legitimate game in town. And so therefore the two sides were at loggerheads and fought off and over the last several years. There is some reporting that Isis, however, that Connie Network, which is an integral part of the Taliban, and also closely allied with Al Qaeda, was using ice and sells to basically conduct conduct attacks that they didn't want to claim responsibility for basically for plausible deniability as part of their own political game, and, you know, built tweeted out a scene from a Taliban military parade, and he's been watching In his video video footage. All across Afghanistan. He made a very out point. Isn't it interesting that Isis was able to get a suicide bomber through a Taliban security checkpoint outside the airport in Kabul? Yet Isis can't get any suicide bombers to attack these Taliban military parades or any other Taliban targets. Isn't that interesting? It does speak to sort of the confluence here on the ground and the uncertainty and ambiguity. The Isis attacks that I recall Tom were directed at secular targets. You know they they aimed at here, for example, or people who were not Uh, not their version, their unusual version of Islam. But there is also the suggestion that Al Qaeda or the Taliban or someone has used the miss cutouts. Do we have a clear understanding of what Isis believes is the enemy or not, or they for hire, or are we talking about the possibility of false flag operations within the Islamic camera? Look overall, Isis remains opposed to Taliban Al Qaeda and to fight. Um often, I mean, they'll Qaeda. The nicest have a global rivalry..

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"mullah omar" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

06:05 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Ladies and gentlemen, you have found the tide of dogs shown now 5 49, who would move out the military first, the military goes last and safely. And, sadly, those 13 great soldiers and 200 people, You know 200 people more than 200. People were killed and a lot of people are badly injured. That's former President Donald Trump, talking with Fox reporter Greg Gut Field about the current White House and how they failed to follow the plan made by his administration to contain the Taliban in Afghanistan when he said that since President Trump or he calls it. The past administration signed the deal. Not one soldier was shot at. Okay. I think of that. You know why? Because they knew the consequences, and our conditions were tough. Now Joe Biden characterizes his administration is inheriting a flawed Afghanistan policy. They understood what I said, and there was no way they were going to do anything to us. We could have taken our time we could have taken a year two years. Meanwhile, the Taliban has unveiled who it wants to lead Afghanistan, putting forward a government filled With known extremists. Military matters. The new interim Taliban cabinet is all male and includes a terrorist wanted by the FBI and four former Guantanamo detainees released in a controversial prisoner swap. The new interim prime minister, Mullah Mohammad Akande faces UN sanctions was close to former Taliban leader Mullah Omar, who welcomed Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan and in the last Taliban government before 9 11, the new defense minister, is the son of Mullah Omar, the spiritual founder of the Taliban. New interim Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani has the blood of hundreds of American troops on his hands is currently holding an American hostage has been financed by the Pakistan government for years and has up to $10 million bounty on his head from the FBI. Then there are the four Taliban senior leaders once detained at Guantanamo Bay. They were released by the Obama administration in 2014 in a controversial prisoner swap in exchange for the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was kidnapped by the Taliban after deserting his post for military matters at the Pentagon. Jennifer Griffin. Fox News is 5 51 opponents to the state's new fetal heartbeat law are working to fight its Here's newsman Clayton Neville. The New Texas law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law doesn't include exceptions for rape or incest and is being challenged in court. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott defended it. When asked why force a rape victim to carry her baby to term. It doesn't require that at all, because obviously it provides at least six weeks for a person to be able to Get an abortion. The long bans abortion six weeks into a pregnancy, though not six weeks after a woman learns she's pregnant pregnancy dates back to a woman's last period. So if she missed her next 14 weeks later, that would only leave two weeks to decide a plan and get an abortion. When speaking about protecting victims of rape. The governor made clear goal number one in the state of Texas is to eliminate rape, so that no woman no person Will be a victim of rape with Republican state leaders behind him. Abbott announced his plan. We eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going out and Arresting them and prosecuting them and getting them off the streets. Critics, though point to recent surveys by the U. S. Department of Justice that found about one in three victims reported they were raped or sexually assaulted and that most rapes go unreported to police. The governor said he'll boost resources for rape victims. But the federal government with a message for Texas women, this law is a violation of your rights and we are going to do everything we can to provide assistance as quickly as we can. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. The Department of Health and Human Services is a key component. They are going to look for ways to to make sure we are providing access. To healthcare to women in Texas. The pushback hasn't just been directed at the governor, but the state as a whole. Lawmakers in Portland, Oregon, will vote on an emergency resolution next week to ban the city's trade of goods and services from Texas. On Twitter, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick responded by calling Portland a Dumpster fire and insisting Texas is thriving. But it's not a small chunk of change. According to Portland City leaders, the city bought more than $34 million in goods and services originating from Texas over the last five years. Governor Abbott and Republican lawmakers in Texas, though not backing down from their promise to protect the unborn. I'm Clayton Neville. It is 5 53. Here at K L. B. J. Joe Biden plans to unveil his latest national effort against the coronavirus later today, newsman Griff Jenkins tells us this afternoon, the president will address the nation on what's being built as his robust plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost covid-19 vaccinations for 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. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the plan is all about getting back to pre pandemic life. The announcement also expected to tighten regulations at schools. This after leaked emails appeared to show the White House officials bending to threats of the teachers union on school openings now John Hopkins University counted 176,000 new covid cases Wednesday, along with more than 2000 deaths. There are signs that illegal immigration is slowing in the state of Texas. But just a little bit. The feds set to release the monthly illegal immigration statistics. Monica Weisberg Stewart of the Texas Border Coalition says she's been told that the flow is going from 3000 captured today down to about 2500. The trend started when the president announced that he wanted to process asylum claims at the border. What we are hearing is just the rhetoric alone is sending some strong messages, which is real important. Meanwhile, Border agents say they're seeing an increase in runners. Try to evade apprehension along the border, particularly since the Trump era remain in Mexico policy was reinstated for most asylum seekers. In San Antonio. Michael board TSN news, Italian.

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"mullah omar" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

03:21 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"From the business community in San Diego, the regional Chamber of Commerce, saying today continued travel restrictions at the border are hurting the local economy. Kenya Zamarripa with the chamber is delivering a report to the San Diego City Council's Economic Development Committee. At least 200 businesses inside the theater alone have closed resource permanently, and they have attributed that specifically to non essential cover restrictions. The ports of entry again this is just Semi cedar, which is a small district right at the border in history, the restrictions on tourism hurting local businesses. The chamber also says increased wait times are hurting travel for essential workers and going beyond calling for the borders to be reopened or asking for clarity on timing and planning. Instead of just the monthly updates, Jack and cable news just a couple of weeks after the Taliban began running the government in Afghanistan, we've learned that it includes four of the prisoners that were traded for Bowe, Bergdahl. As one former Afghan female politician put it to me, the U. S government legitimized the Barbarians. The new interim prime minister is Mullah Mohammad Khan, who faces UN sanctions was close to former Taliban leader Mullah Omar, who welcomed Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan. The new prime minister served in the last Taliban government from 1996 to 2000 and one when he was foreign minister and deputy prime minister. The new defense minister, is the son of Mullah Omar, the spiritual founder of the Taliban, who is no longer living. That's Jennifer Griffin reporting the Pentagon Vice president Kamala Harris, searching California voters to reject the recall of Governor Newsom today. Rally in the north part of the state today and Lisa Taylor reports Harris campaign with Newsome at a rally in Northern California and called the governor a close friend and a great leader. Newsom is confronting a Republican fuel recall election next week, Harris called it a political game and predicted the recall will fail, She said Republicans see it as a possible model for recalls of top Democratic officials around the country. Harris is a former senator and attorney general from California. I'm Lisa Taylor. President Biden will be delivering a bit make speech tomorrow. All about Covid and the pandemic, White House press secretary Jen Psaki saying today The president will outline several steps aimed at boosting vaccinations nationwide and slowing the spread of the delta vary it the White House press secretary, arguing that more vaccinations will help end the pandemic so Americans can resume normal life. Florida's mask mandate. Ben is being blocked once again. A judge today put on hold Governor Rhonda Statuses order that required school districts to offer parental mask opt outs or be fined and face financial penalties. The judge today refusing to set aside his previous stay on the order, will the governor's challenge to his ruling goes to an appellate court. It's 404 Let's check the freeways now with Cocos Real time traffic and Travis Dale. Thanks, clips, um, side of the 85, an imperial heads up for a stalled out car. It's over on the right hand side that things are Slow from Miramar Road. It's going to take you 45 minutes from the split H five. Not really any better You're on. You're in the brakes rather from Genesee down to age just over 40 minutes there outside of the five in Washington, Watch out for a stalled out car that was in the middle lane north on 1 63 a tent. There's some construction going on in lanes that has things flow from the 51 63 jammed up from the 85 in the downtown. This report is sponsored by San Diego Bay..

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"mullah omar" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

05:22 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on Here & Now

"Pakistan. Jackie welcome thank you very much. This new interim government is made up of a lot of the old guard. Tell us who they are. You're right. I mean there are a lot of familiar faces here That have been with the taliban from many many years. The new head of the afghanistan's government interim head is a man named muhammad hassan. A koon and he's considered a hard liner. You absolutely he from kandahar. Which is the birthplace of the taliban and he's held various leadership roles over the years including foreign minister and deputy prime minister when the tel ban ruled afghanistan in the nineties. So he's got experience Updo ghani batard on this is interesting. He heads the talibans political officer. He's going to be the interim deputy prime minister but this was a a surprise. He was really Widely expected to lead the taliban government a couple others You know there's the son of mullah omar who founded the taliban. He's now the in term defense minister and then we have sirajjidin Connie who is basically on a wanted list with the us and the fbi and he has a you know a five million dollar bounty on his head so you know. Those are some of the people that we can expect that. Be running afghanistan on the next short while an maybe once. They finalize the government has well connie as you mentioned the. Us considers him a to be a terrorist. They put him on the fbi. Most wanted list. Can you tell us a little bit more about why he's on. The fbi most wanted list absolutely. He's part of a Network if you like terror network. It's actually called the connie network and He himself has been behind a number of really large terrorist attacks. You in afghanistan and here in pakistan as well. And as i said you know. He's got a multimillion dollar bounty on his head and he will be the interim interior minister the backdrop of all of this of course is at the taliban short the us and all of its allies that they'd attempt to be more inclusive and moderate. These appointments do they show us just how little the taliban has really changed. Yes it would appear that way. I mean i think the us Its allies were expecting something. A bit broader as the government was concerned at least different ethnic groups if you like or perhaps even a woman and what's interesting is The fellow saying that should have been Everybody was expecting abdul ghani. Bottom dot was interesting with him is that he is considered a moderate. If you're talking to taliban turns he is seen as a conciliator. He was the one that was involved in the peace negotiations and he is not the leader at this point and that tends you know analysts here feel that they will not be as moderate as people hope they were just because of batard are not getting in there and certainly the fact you have no woman you have no different ethnic groups anything like that. What is the us set about this and its allies. Well it's it's interesting The state department put out a statement yesterday and it was. It just said you know it's concerned about the affiliations and the track records of some of those people now holding posts and afghanistan's government. But you can almost see. They don't want to be too aggressive to forward leaning too harsh at this point because there are still a lot of americans in afghanistan and they need The taliban help what has been the reaction where you are in pakistan. It's been kind of muted pakistan is sort of an interesting position when it comes to afghanistan. You know they thought long ties with the taliban pakistan wants security at wants to -bility in this region You know the intelligence chief was in kabul over the weekend How much pakistan still has influence over. The taliban is hard to say people. Are i think almost taking a wait and see attitude here as well. You mentioned there aren't any women in this cabinet. What do these new government appointees signal about the future for afghans. I mean all of these demonstrations are happening there. Being put down violently by the taliban they beat women who are protesting for their rights Yeah what does this actually mean in the long term possibly right. I mean if the taliban is saying out on one side of the moat that they're going to be monitoring that you know people are going to have a say and then you see these protests being put down violently You know women are getting rifle butts in the heads and things like that. I think what's really interesting is that people are still going out to demonstrate. You know they know where the taliban is like. But it just you know. They've had these relative freedoms for twenty years and all of a sudden they're being taken away in there just strikes me that they're almost impromptu demonstrations and they're passionate and people are coming out. They know what the taliban can do. They can kill them. You know during demonstrations like this and you've gotta admire them that these people are still coming out a lot of them don't have their faces covered so they can be tracked down. Npr's jackie northam is always. Thank you so much my pleasure. Thank you will in richmond. Virginia today an historic moment as crowds gathered this morning to watch crews remove a twelve ton statue of confederate general robert e lee..

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"mullah omar" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:45 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on Here & Now

"Activists afghanistan are asking world leaders not to recognize the new interim afghan government. There are no women in the taliban cabinet. It even includes an extremist on the fbi's most wanted list a far cry from the inclusive. Moderate leadership mini had wanted for more. On what this all means. We're joined by. Npr's jackie northam in islamabad pakistan. Jackie welcome thank you very much. This new interim government is made up of a lot of the old guard. Tell us who they are. You're right. I mean there are a lot of familiar faces here That have been with the taliban from many many years. The new head of the afghanistan's government interim head is a man named muhammad hassan. A koon and he's considered a hard liner. You absolutely he from kandahar. Which is the birthplace of the taliban and he's held various leadership roles over the years including foreign minister and deputy prime minister when the tel ban ruled afghanistan in the nineties. So he's got experience Updo ghani batard on this is interesting. He heads the talibans political officer. He's going to be the interim deputy prime minister but this was a a surprise. He was really Widely expected to lead the taliban government a couple others You know there's the son of mullah omar who founded the taliban. He's now the in term defense minister and then we have sirajjidin Connie who is basically on a wanted list with the us and the fbi and he has a you know a five million dollar bounty on his head so you know. Those are some of the people that we can expect that. Be running afghanistan on the next short while an maybe once. They finalize the government has well

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The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist

Here & Now

01:45 min | 9 months ago

The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist

"Activists afghanistan are asking world leaders not to recognize the new interim afghan government. There are no women in the taliban cabinet. It even includes an extremist on the fbi's most wanted list a far cry from the inclusive. Moderate leadership mini had wanted for more. On what this all means. We're joined by. Npr's jackie northam in islamabad pakistan. Jackie welcome thank you very much. This new interim government is made up of a lot of the old guard. Tell us who they are. You're right. I mean there are a lot of familiar faces here That have been with the taliban from many many years. The new head of the afghanistan's government interim head is a man named muhammad hassan. A koon and he's considered a hard liner. You absolutely he from kandahar. Which is the birthplace of the taliban and he's held various leadership roles over the years including foreign minister and deputy prime minister when the tel ban ruled afghanistan in the nineties. So he's got experience Updo ghani batard on this is interesting. He heads the talibans political officer. He's going to be the interim deputy prime minister but this was a a surprise. He was really Widely expected to lead the taliban government a couple others You know there's the son of mullah omar who founded the taliban. He's now the in term defense minister and then we have sirajjidin Connie who is basically on a wanted list with the us and the fbi and he has a you know a five million dollar bounty on his head so you know. Those are some of the people that we can expect that. Be running afghanistan on the next short while an maybe once. They finalize the government has well

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"mullah omar" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:50 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Tanya Mosley. This is here and now anti Taliban activists in Afghanistan are asking world leaders not to recognize the new interim Afghan government. There are no women in the Taliban cabinet. It even includes an extremist on the FBI's most wanted list, a far cry from the inclusive, moderate leadership Many had wanted. For more on what this all means. We're joined by NPR's Jackie Northam in Islamabad, Pakistan. Jackie Welcome. Thank you very much. This new interim government is made up of a lot of the old guard. Tell us who they are. You're right. I mean, there are a lot of familiar faces here that have been with the Taliban for many, many years. The new head of the Afghanistan's government interim Head is a man named Mohammed Hassan Cocoon, and he's considered Hardliner. Absolutely. He comes from Kandahar, which is the birthplace of the Taliban, and he's held various leadership rules over the years, including foreign minister and the deputy prime minister when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan in the nineties, So he's got experience. Abdelghani bought it down and this is interesting. He heads the Taliban's political officer. He's going to be the interim deputy prime minister. But this was a A surprise as he was really widely expected to lead the Taliban government. There's a couple others you know, there's the son of Mullah Omar, who founded the Taliban. He's now the interim defense minister. And then we have Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is basically on a wanted list with the U. S. And the F B I, and he has a you know, a $5 million bounty on his head. So you know, those are some of the people that we can expect that will be running Afghanistan on the next short while and maybe once they finalize the government as well, Hakani, as you mentioned the U. S considers him it. To be a terrorist. They put him on the FBI most wanted list. Can you tell us a little bit more about why he's on the FBI Most wanted list. Absolutely. He's part of a network. If you like a terror network. It's actually called the Haqqani Network. And he himself has been behind a number of really large terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and here in Pakistan as well, And as I said, you know, he's got a multi million dollar bounty on his head, and he will be the interim interior minister. The backdrop of all of this, of course, is that the Taliban assured the U. S. And all of its allies that they attempt to be more inclusive and moderate. These appointments do they show us just how little the Taliban has really changed. Yes, it would appear that way. I mean, I think us its allies were expecting something a bit broader, as far as the government was concerned, at least different ethnic groups, if you like, or perhaps even a woman, and what's interesting is the fellow that I was saying. That should have been. Everybody was expecting Abdul Ghani Baradar. What's interesting with him is that he is considered a moderate. If you're talking to Taliban turns, he is seen as a conciliator. He was the one that was involved in the peace negotiations. And he is not the leader at this point, and that tends, you know, analysts here feel that It will not be as moderate as people hope. They were just because of borrowed are not getting in there and certainly the fact you have no women. You have no different ethnic groups. Anything like that. What is the U. S said about this and its allies. Well, it's interesting. The State Department put out a statement yesterday and it was it just said, You know, it's concerned about the affiliations in the track records of some of those people now holding posts in Afghanistan's government, But you can almost see they don't want to be too aggressive, too forward leaning too harsh at this point, because there are still a lot of Americans in Afghanistan, and they need the the Taliban's help. Mhm. What has been the reaction where you are in Pakistan. It's been kind of muted. Pakistan is in sort of an interesting position. When it comes to Afghanistan, you know they thought long ties with the Taliban. Pakistan wants security. It wants stability in this region. You know the intelligence chief with in Kabul over the weekend how much Pakistan still has influence over the Taliban. It's hard to say people, I think, almost taking a wait and see attitude here as well. You mentioned there aren't any women in this cabinet. Right? What do these new government appointees signal about the future for Afghans? I mean, all of these demonstrations are happening there being put down violently by the Taliban. They beat women who are protesting for their rights. Um, yeah. What does this actually mean in the long term, possibly right. I mean, if the Taliban is, you know, saying out of one side of the mouth that they're going to be moderate that you know people are going to have to say And then you see these protests being put down violently, You know, women are getting rifle butts and the heads and things like that. I think what's really interesting is that people are still going out to demonstrate. You know, they know where the Taliban is like, but it just, You know, they've had these, You know, relative freedoms for 20 years and all of a sudden they're being taken away and they're just strikes me that They're almost impromptu. These demonstrations and they're passionate and people are coming out. They know what the Taliban can do. They can kill them. You know, during demonstrations like this and you've got to admire them. These people are still coming out, and a lot of them don't have their faces covered so they can be tracked down. NPR's Jackie Northam is always thank you so much. My pleasure. Thank you. In Richmond, Virginia. Today an historic moment as crowds gathered this morning to watch Cruz remove a 12 ton statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee United.

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"mullah omar" Discussed on Up First

Up First

03:56 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on Up First

"From the mountain west news bureau. We appreciate it thank you. The taliban have now declared that afghanistan is an islamic emirate and they announced a new government yesterday now of the cabinet positions. They've announced so far. All are filled by taliban members and their allies joining us now from kabul. Trt world reporter. Ali mustafa were noting here. Trt's funded by the turkish government ali. Thanks for being here. Can you just start off by telling us more about the people. The taliban have selected to run the country right now. The taliban have certainly played it safe when it comes to announcing a cabinet and the government these are mostly individuals that were loyal to the taliban founder mullah omar including the man named as head of the cabinet. Moolah hudson a hund- he's from kandahar. So is his deputy more labrador. Who was essentially the sweetheart of the west trying to find lies that doha agreement which he signed with mike pompeo but the decisions and the names reveal that the taliban had face for the west with a labrador a bust on exe- and the people that were actually running the show who have now come forward. I mean we also just should note. Sirajjidin connie is going to be the interior minister. He's on the fbi's most wanted list right. Absolutely i have been amazing. His brother younger brother on the sakani. Keep in mind so know. Connie lost four brothers three in. Us drone strikes one in american attack. He's a son of the taliban. Go founder jalaluddin carney the fbi. He's on their most wanted list with a five million dollar bounty on his head so among the ranks he's known as khalifa meaning leader and he's quite a significant character with a strong following especially when it comes to the Orbit of things not kandahar. Do the telephone even acknowledge that they made these promises to form a more inclusive government. Because this doesn't feel like that there have been very very careful to highlight. But this is an interim setup that this is a work in progress and alludes to the pressure that they had both internally within their ranks to stay true to their ideology and externally to be more inclusive off characters like hamid karzai abdullah and sauna for even give women possibility of chance of of a seat but they did that they would alienate the ranks within so they've played safe. They've announced an interim setup and stacked it with loyalist. So as we've been reporting afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. They need international aid. The taliban is going to need legitimacy and cooperation from the international community. To keep getting that aid. Is this new government though filled with taliban loyalists going to make that more difficult It might make it difficult but surprisingly the value of the vanni currency is recovering. Today when a couple of weeks ago about three weeks ago it reached ninety one von to today. it's eighty one to the dolon that's perplexing people maybe some stability maybe some other sources of income that aren't on the books but the taliban leadership has been meeting with officials from the united nations. They had a meeting with the icrc. The red cross they are open to humanitarian aid. They won their funds unfrozen. But i think with the announcement of this government. They're not too hopeful that they will be unfrozen. The ten billion dollars foreign exchange reserves in outside the country so a lot of these questions. They'll be arming china and qatar to build them out lump sum. If that money isn't released and they'll be hoping that china can provide that relief. Ali mustafa with trt world.

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"mullah omar" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:58 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on KCRW

"This is all things considered. I'm Ailsa Chang in Los Angeles and I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington when Kabul fell to the Taliban, August 15th The president of Afghanistan fled the country. It happened fast so fast that having conquered the country, the Taliban did not seem to have a plan to run it. What emerged amid the violence and a brewing humanitarian crisis has been a power vacuum. Well. Today, the Taliban finally announced an interim government. NPR's international affairs correspondent Jackie Northam is with us from Islamabad to sort through who they say is now in charge. Hey, Jackie, I'm Mary Louise. So who is in charge? Who's in this government? Well at this point, it's a lot of the old guard of the Taliban. You know, there's a lot of familiar faces here, and certainly there are a lot of hard liners Mohamed Hassan a. Coon is now the head of Afghanistan's interim government, and he is considered a hardliner. He's from Kandahar, which was the birthplace of the Taliban, and he's held various leadership roles within the Taliban. For years. Abdul Ghani Baradar, who currently heads the Taliban's political office, will become deputy prime minister. And this is a bit of a surprise as he was expected to lead the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Is it clear why he didn't get the top job? No, it's not. The Taliban, you know, are not known for their transparency. So it really is not clear. But again. He was the one that was supposed to be slaughtered into the leadership position. Instead, he'll be in the number two job. Okay. Who else? Uh Mullah Mohammed Ma Coupe is now the interim defense minister, And he's the son of Mullah Omar, who founded the Taliban and then also, Sirajuddin Haqqani has been named the interim Interior minister. And this is a pretty controversial appointment. You know, he's a member of the Haqqani network, which the U. S believes is a terrorist organization. And in fact, Sirajuddin Haqqani himself has a $5 million bounty on his head. Okay, so a lot of hard liners a lot of familiar names and faces. Is there anybody who is not Taliban? Anybody who's a surprise because the U. S and U. S allies have been calling for an inclusive government. Yeah, that's right. Yeah, well, look, not all the positions have been analysis, and they said that, you know, they recognize that this is just sort of a small slice of the interim government. But, you know, at first blush, this doesn't appear to be an inclusive lineup. There's been talk about Including former Afghan President Hamid Karzai higher Abdullah Abdullah, who was a key figure in the former Afghan government, but they weren't mentioned today. The other thing and maybe not a big surprise is we didn't get any indication that a woman would be part of the new interim government and you know when asked about this, the Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. Kind of hedged. He said. Wow, There are a lot of ministries yet to be announced. But he really didn't say that woman would have a role at all. Okay, so no women, at least for now. Do we know why it took them so long to announce the central government, Jackie Well, one theory is that the Taliban wanted to have full control of the country, and they were trying to capture the one last part of Afghanistan, which was the Panjshir Valley and that's been done. The other reason is you've got this real split between the leadership which wants to sort of have this more moderate face to the world and really the hard core militants that wanna pure Islamic state. And somehow they have to reconcile those two sides. If they don't want the Taliban to fracture and just to emphasize again. This is an interim government. Do we know when we're going to get a final one? What the game plan is there? No, no, it's there's just no way of knowing that. You know, I'm not certain it's going to be different from what we're seeing now, though again, this is a group of hard line battle hardened militants that are now in control of Afghanistan. And, you know, frankly, naming the final government is going to be easier than running the country. You know, its economy is just tanking. There's covid. And there are challenges to Taliban ruled from other militant groups. They're all owe so much to keep track of NPR's Jackie Northam in Islamabad. Thank you. Thank you so much. This week, hundreds of families and victims of the 9 11 attacks may finally get access to secrets that they have been seeking. For years. President Biden has ordered the release of classified government records beginning this week. The families believe the documents could reveal more about a key mystery who helped the 19 hijackers while they were inside the U. S. Was the government of Saudi Arabia involved and if so, how high up in that government? Here's NPR's Laura Sullivan. Brent Eagleson was in math class 100 miles away when he heard that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I was a sophomore at my local school in Durham, Connecticut. Very small town rural town. His father was working temporarily at the World Trade Center supervising a renovation. He called his mom. She thought his dad was all right, but was going to pick bread up from the school office. There were people in the office who didn't know that I'm sitting here in the office because my dad's in the building and then I start hearing I over. Hear them talking. My God. The buildings fell. Witnesses later told the family that equal sons Dad was last seen running back up the stairs to retrieve walkie talkies for first responders. Like many Children whose parents died on 9, 11, Eagleson and others have grown up and grown into what they see as their responsibility to get to the bottom of what happened. And they think that the government of Saudi Arabia had more to do with the attacks than has been revealed. It still remains to be determined what the Saudis actually dead. Our whole lives changed on 9 12. The world changed on 9 12. And Americans deserve a reason in the full story. In the full explanation. The families are suing Saudi Arabia for what they believe was the kingdom's role in helping the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi. The Saudi Arabian government says it had nothing to do with it. The defining government investigation into the attacks remains the 9 11 Commission report, published in 2000 and four page 172 is pretty clear. Commissioners found quote no credible evidence that any person in the United States gave the hijackers substantial financial assistance. They also didn't find any evidence that any foreign government or foreign government official supplied any funding. I think I speak here for the staff and the commissioners as well. Think we feel very good about the record. Philip's L'Echo oversaw the work of the team that produced the commission's final report. We did not think the report would be definitive or the last word on the subject. We thought that it would provide a reliable and authoritative foundation. For a lot of further work in the years since that further work has largely honed in on one issue. How could the hijackers, many of whom couldn't speak English and had never set foot in the West? Get bank accounts apartments?.

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"mullah omar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:43 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is all things considered. I'm Ailsa Chang in Los Angeles and I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington When Kabul fell to the Taliban, August 15th, the president of Afghanistan fled the country. It happened fast so fast that having conquered the country, the Taliban did not seem to have a plan to run. It would emerged amid the violence and a brewing humanitarian crisis has been a power vacuum. Well. Today, the Taliban finally announced an interim government. NPR's international affairs correspondent Jackie Northam is with us from Islamabad to sort through who they say is now in charge. Hey, Jackie, I'm Mary Louise. So who is in charge? Who's in this government? Well at this point, it's a lot of the old guard of the Taliban. You know, there's a lot of familiar faces here, and certainly there are a lot of hard liners Mohamed Hassan a. Coon is now the head of Afghanistan's interim government, and he is considered a hardliner. He's from Kandahar, which was the birthplace of the Taliban, and he's held Various leadership roles within the Taliban. For years, Abdul Ghani Baradar, who currently heads the Taliban's political office, will become deputy prime minister. And this is a bit of a surprise as he was expected to lead the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Is it clear why he didn't get the top job? No, it's not. The Taliban, you know, are not known for their transparency, so it really is not clear. But again. He was the one that was supposed to be slaughtered into the leadership position. Instead, he'll be in the number two job. Okay, who Us Mullah Mohammad Makeup is now the interim defense minister. And he's the son of Mullah Omar, who founded the Taliban and then also, Sirajuddin Haqqani has been named the interim interior minister, and this is a pretty controversial appointment. You know, he's a member of the Haqqani network, which the U. S believes as a terrorist organization. And, in fact, Sirajuddin Haqqani himself has a $5 million bounty on his head. Okay, so a lot of hard liners a lot of familiar names and faces. Is there anybody who is not Taliban? Anybody who's a surprise because the U. S and U. S allies have been calling for an inclusive government. Yeah, that's right. Yeah, well, look at not all the positions have been announced. And they said that, you know, they recognize that this is just sort of a small slice of the interim government. But, you know, at first blush, this doesn't appear to be an inclusive lineup There's been talk about, including former Afghan President Hamid Karzai are Abdulla AB. Villa, who was a key figure in the former Afghan government. But they weren't mentioned today. The other thing and maybe not a big surprise is we didn't get any indication that a woman would be part of the new interim government. And you know when asked about this Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid Kind of hedged, he said. Well, there are a lot of ministries yet to be announced. But he really didn't say that woman would have a role at all. Okay, so no women, at least for now. Do we know why it took them so long to announce the central government, Jackie Well, one theory is that the Taliban wanted to have full control of the country, and they were trying to capture the one last part of Afghanistan, which was the Panjshir Valley and that's been done. The other reason is you've got this real split between the leadership which wants to sort of have this more moderate face to the world and really the hard core militants that want a pure Islamic state. And somehow they have to reconcile those two sides. If they don't want the Taliban to fracture and just to emphasize again. This is an interim government. Do we know when we're going to get a final one? What the game plan is there? No, no, it's it's there's just no way of knowing that, you know, I'm not certain that's going to be different from what we're seeing now, though again, this is a group of hard line battle hardened militants that are now in control of Afghanistan. And you. Frankly naming the final government is going to be easier than running the country. You know its economy is just tanking. There's covid, and there are challenges to Taliban ruled from other militant groups. They're all owe so much to keep track of NPR's Jackie Northam in Islamabad. Thank you. Thank you so much. This week, hundreds of families and victims of the 9 11 attacks may finally get access to secrets that they have been seeking. For years. President Biden has ordered the release of classified government records beginning this week. The families believe the documents could reveal more about a key mystery who helped the 19 hijackers while they were inside the U. S. Was the government of Saudi Arabia involved and if so, How high up in that government Here's NPR's Laura Sullivan. Brent Eagleson was in math class 100 miles away when he heard that a plane had hit the World Trade Center that was a sophomore at my local school in Durham, Connecticut. Very small town rural town. His father was working temporarily at the World Trade Center supervising a renovation. He called his mom. She thought his dad was all right, but was going to pick bread up from the school office. There were people in the office who didn't know that I'm sitting here in the office because my dad's in the building and then I start hearing I over. Hear them talking. My God. The buildings fell. Witnesses later told the family that Mickelson's dad was last seen running back up the stairs to retrieve walkie talkies for first responders. Like many Children whose parents died on 9, 11, Eagleson and others have grown up and grown into what they see as their responsibility to get to the bottom of what happened. And they think that the government of Saudi Arabia had more to do with the attacks than has been revealed. It still remains to be determined what the Saudis actually dead. Our whole lives changed on 9 12. The world changed on 9 12. And Americans deserve a reason and the full story in the full explanation. The families are suing Saudi Arabia for what they believe was the kingdom's role in helping the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi. The Saudi Arabian government says it had nothing to do with it. The defining government investigation into the attacks remains. The 9 11 Commission report, published in 2000 and four page 172 is pretty clear. Commissioners found quote, no credible evidence that any person in the United States gave the hijackers substantial financial assistance. They also didn't find any evidence that any foreign government or foreign government official supplied any funding. I think I speak here for the staff and the commissioners as well. Think we feel very good about the record. Philip's L'Echo oversaw the work of the team that produced the commission's final report. We did not think the report would be definitive or the last word on the subject. We thought that it would provide a reliable and authoritative foundation. For a lot of further work in the years since that further work has largely honed in on one issue. How could the hijackers, many of whom couldn't speak English and had never set foot in the West? Get bank accounts apartments? Driver's licenses navigate America so easily without help. It's a question Zelic owes commission looked hard at We did have this suspicion which we couldn't prove that there was a support network. We actually Feel just as strongly as any victims family did that If we thought we could nail one of those people, we would we would love to do that, But we never felt we could get to the bottom of it. Despite all the investigations, the families think a number of clues suggest a higher level of Saudi involvement. For example, according to allegations and government records that have been made public, one man who allegedly stumbled into a coincidental meeting with two hijackers in a deli..

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"mullah omar" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive

The Peter Attia Drive

07:24 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive

"He was inspired. He didn't stay long. He came back but he became a conduit. for money. you is a bundler and abdullah zombie. Was this sort of godfather of the arab participation in the war against the soviets and bin laden hooked up with him in azzam just saw this tall enigmatic saudi with a lot of money in a lot of prestige and just saw him as a cash machine which he was he was. He played a huge role and raising money for the war against the soviets and that's was his main task for the most part until he actually moved to afghanistan and decided to form an arab wing of the war and it was totally feckless. A me was worse than fecklessly. Got in the way you know. Arab afghan warlords complained about it. They didn't know what they were doing. Essentially they would just putting young men without any training a great risk and affecting no real change in the war but from the perspective of saudi arabia here was a saudi not a prince but a prince laying in the sense that he was the son of the famed mama bin laden and the idea that saudis would actually go out and fight was really titillating. They weren't allowed to fight in. There was a nominal army but essentially there was no military. What was the scale of this. So how many muhajideen fighters were there. I don't remember the exact number. There were fewer than a hundred. I would say the you also have to bear in mind. That young saudi men was sometimes fly up from saudi arabia. For a few days they would be given a gun. They'll go out. And there'd be there'd be not facing the enemy probably go out and shoot up the the a tree or something and then they would go home and say that they'd been you know they've been fighting in afghanistan and the us had no forces there but the cia was providing weapons to the muhajideen correct right and they were also supplying money and they would. Unfortunately we landed on this guy named hamad ghoul who was General in touch with the afghan warlords and he would parcel out the money among the seven. Warlords the calm and the seven dwarfs but he picked the most radical of them so the money they came from american taxpayers went to empower people that would later become allies of the taliban taliban didn't exist yet correct. The taliban were kids in school. The taliban the word means students in arabic. And i guess in or do and especially for young. Afghan boys pakistanis as well. Do parents didn't have any money. They would be sent off to these madrasahs many of them on the border between pakistan and afghanistan and especially after the soviet invasion there were a lot of orphans and there were a lot of families unable to provide for their kids. So they send the boys to these madris's where their main task was to memorize koran in a language arabic did they didn't speak and oftentimes these boys would be abused especially warlords and saw him would take advantage of them and the really the the taliban came to power when there was a battle personal duel between these two afghan commanders over a boy that was when mullah omar who would become to be the leader who is a minor cleric got on his motorcycle and began to organize and that's where the taliban rose. It's it's of odd culture because there's some pictures of these boys. At the beginning they begin to form into a military force but they put on cosmetics. they look very feminine. You know is is shadow and lipstick and so on so there was a is hard to characterize it. As i can't say that i understand it but you know there was i. Think in terms of absenting women so much from society that is boys were sexualize d- and once again i think humiliation played a role and hard to quantify but i think impossible to ignore in the northern alliance at this point is part of the afghan government. The government went through several rations and coalitions and the northern alliance was a pashtu organization. So they would have been inside the tent of government so when did zoa hurry and bin laden meet nobody knows. I wish tried really hard to find that out. And i asked many as the waters of colleagues. Most people think that they met somewhere along the line in jeddah where bin laden lived and he was raising money for the majority dean and so often went there. Ostensibly to practice at this muslim brothers coalition of doctors and so on so it's totally plausible. It could have been shortly after that impish our and pakistan where bin laden set up shop. So it's one of my frustrations that. I was never able to chronicle the moment when these two guys ran into each other. What they thought about each other as the soviets ultimately withdraw which is what eighty nine ish. Yeah on some level. I think though probably not justified bin laden feels like a bit of a hero. Oh yeah he glorified himself. Although by by all accounts he really hadn't done much he mocked it. Up really is what he did and got a lot of kids killed and you know just Kids young men but in terms of victories no he had none but what he did accomplish was to create a legend around himself and around. The arab majority dean. And it's fascinating to me as a person. That's always been intrigued by religious beliefs. You know how these legends spread and how they fortified his image. You know there was the idea that if you fell in battle your body wouldn't purify and they green birds would come circle your corpse and i remember. I asked Jamal khalifa who had been bin laden best friend for much of his life and his brother-in-law and had been afghanistan with bin laden. Really do you really. Oh absolutely i saw with my own eyes..

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How Will the Taliban Govern Afghanistan?

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:07 min | 9 months ago

How Will the Taliban Govern Afghanistan?

"Now that the taliban has swept back into power in afghanistan after twenty years of war there shortly planning to reveal a new government. The new administration is keen to be recognized by the west as a legitimate power as the country faces economic meltdown and his badly in need of donor. Funds will join me on the line. Now is lynn o'donnell former ap and af bureau chief in afghanistan lynn. Thanks for coming on the program again. Before two thousand one when the taliban previously controlled the country what was the system of government. They used the hydro georgina. Thanks for having me on. It was pretty much a top down system with mullah omar the woman i'd later and co founder of the organization. Very much in charge. We're seeing now is is pretty much It looks like they going to have the man who has The job the position. That laura my head harbour tiller khanzada also as a symbolic head with finger bad conservatories that he hasn't been seen in public for a couple of years and they have been rumors that he died of covered last year. So there remains to be seen. But i'm below that pew type sort of symbolic position There is likely to be twelve man governing shura council and there were there was talk a couple of weeks diamonds. People that i was discussing this with that they would be. They were aiming for an inclusive style of government. That would bring me in People from an ethnic and religious groups that are not of the Same ilk the as the taliban instance Has ours was based at tadjiks and as she is but what they've been doing. So far indicates says inclusivity is not really likely to be at the heart of what if a government i come up with in the near

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"mullah omar" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

03:30 min | 9 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on KGO 810

"To Taliban controlled 222 districts, they can test at 112. And so we That was over two thirds of, um I'm sorry. Over three quarters of Afghanistan was either controlled or heavily contested. Kandahar city is the, um, that was the birthplace of the Taliban is Kandahar. The city itself is important for the Taliban. That was essentially where Malone are ruled. So this is, um You know, this would be a key, um, not just a strict strategic win. It signaled the Taliban's control the South, but it be a propaganda win that the Taliban would take the capital where Mullah Omar ruled where the Taliban was founded. And and, um so they, But oddly enough, Kanda hard was not the first city to fall. Um, this is where Afghans So you know, one of the things that really rankles need. Um John is that when the people say that the the Afghan military didn't fight, they did fight, But in many cases, some cases they surrendered some cases they ran, and in some cases, they thought, but they just didn't fight well, And in the in the case of Kandahar City in Helmand in Lashkar God, they were just outnumbered the Taliban. Where took over the districts. Um and that was very clear to me. Also early on in this. By mid July, the Taliban took over every other district in Kandahar, except for the city and one other where the major airport was located to me at that point again, if something significant didn't happen, that it was endgame for Kandahar, let's go to August 2nd you're filing Taliban. Afghan forces battle for control of Helmand's capital Lead line. After days of heavy fighting with Afghan security forces. The Taliban has entered Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province. What did that tell you, Bill August 2nd. Yeah. So at this point in time you had the Taliban battling for Lashkar Gah. This battle was ongoing. But at that point in time they entered the city and heavy fighting. And then the government at this point in time, was battling for control of Basically this whole clinging onto control to some government buildings. Maybe a neighborhood or to, um, you had the same thing going on in Kandahar. You have the same thing going on in Farah in the neighbouring province. Uh, last year cause another key, like Helmand tend to our city and Lester guard. They're basically the twin capitals of the South, either one of those goes and the south, the south is essentially under Taliban control. So now you have forces and then you have the same problem inherent up in the north. Um and several other capitals for the Taliban are on the edge of the city or probing or controlling neighborhoods within the cities. At this point in time, the Afghan security forces were wholly reliant on the air Force and the commandos that's right, and they were being stretched through your countdown August eight, The Taliban overran the capital of Kunduz. On August 7th. The Taliban seize control of Shabbir gone the capital of Jaws, John Province on August six Sewerage, the capital of Nimrod Province, day by day they're making in advance. They're sweeping the country, so when we come back We know that capital has now fallen. What is the situation now? Not only for the Taliban but for its kindred of cane that would be Al Qaeda and its opponent. Isis, This is CBS. I in the world. I'm John, that you're listening to CBS Eye on the world with John Bachelor..

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"mullah omar" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program

The Glenn Beck Program

05:54 min | 10 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program

"You're gonna see that again so. I read this story this morning about a woman who is a mayor of a small town in the taliban is come in and she said i'm just waiting for them to come and take me and kill me She said there's no place for me to go and so i'm just waiting The taliban is said own. No no where we're no. We're not like that anymore. Do you does any sane person believe that to be true. No but the problem is we were lacking insanity to a large disturb especially when it comes to our leaders and our betters for what for whatever reason they just don't want to think according to seeing principles and it's even worse than that Reports came out around August eleven week ago of the taliban going door to door and forcibly taking girls as young as twelve to be their sex slaves to be their wives and again. So you see it's all back. It's just amazing. You know twenty years of that and the most powerful nation and all the money that's spent and all the blood and all that and then we are not just back to where we were. I would argue to an even worse spot and and it all has to do with a very myopic western world view which is okay. Look we killed the bad guys. We got rid of the bad guys. Let's say osama bin laden and remember mullah omar and now we've you know we've set up a government and obviously they're gonna want to be like us because this is a natural culmination and see. I think this is what they don't understand in order to reach a good sort of western democracy and and the principles that we have you have to have a bedrock for that you can just import it on you. Know surface of islam or tribalism and our bedrock would be. I would argue something judeo christian principles and that's why you can build the what we essentially built and but because they don't see that and they actually end and when you say that that's the worst thing judeo christian principles that you're being you know whenever triumphalist and so forth and so without that you see what's happening they bring the package without the found the groundwork being laid and the end result is what we see and what we always keep seeing. We're talking to Raymond abraham Who is an expert on the middle east What is coming our way. Do you think because of this collapse argue well. It's funny because i remember almost twenty years ago you know ingram's law-free who was the second at the time of al qaeda is currently the head of al qaeda and osama bin laden but i remember when osama bin laden ever about three years after the invasion of ghanistan some reporters asked him ayman's lottery. What's you know what happened osama laden. Where's the milomar we don't hear about it. And what he said is it was very telling. I'll give you the quote. He said to that. Jihad in the path of allah is greater than any individual organization. It's a struggle between truth and falsehood until all mighty eric. The earth mini said milomar and shake osama bin laden are merely to sold due to soldiers of islam journey of jihad. But the struggle continues for all time until you see there's patients where it looked like. They lost they step back now but look. They're winning even though those two guys are not there. omar in shape osama bin laden and aims awadhi will come and go mohammed himself. The prophet came and died but the jihad goes on so and they're already seeing this Just recently Leader said it's our belief that one day that would victory and islamic law will come not just afghanistan. You just said just a couple of days ago but all over the world we are not in a hurry. We believe it will come to. Jihad will not end until the last day. So you see. It's patience mentality that we're dealing with y. We usually just you know. Sit and look at these little my opaque sort of you know the milestones That the ends just don't amount to much raymond any suggestion on where we should go from here. And and and i mean as a people not as a government You know we're this. Audience is very involved in Rescuing people in the middle east and all over the world that Especially women and children that are found in these situations and we wanna help. All persecuted minorities Get to safety in any suggestion on on what we should be looking towards or how we can help. Well the first thing of course is to have to be armed with adequate knowledge. And i know you are and i'm assuming most of your audiences but to be to understand that you know. We're talking about something like christian persecution or religious persecution of minorities in general when you come to understand that it is overwhelmingly. The lying share of that phenomenon is being dealt out at the hands of muslims. And then the fact that it's up it happens in sub saharan. Muslim africans nigeria. We have a genocide of christians and happens of course in ecj pakistan even in malaysia indonesia and of course the heart of the muslim world all throughout africa middle east turkey. Wrong when you understand that. I think you start to realize there's an ideology behind this and it's important to get our heads wrapped around ideology and understand is going anywhere anytime soon. Spin around fourteenth centuries. You don't have to say every muslim believe there's or every muslim is out to do this to understand that you do have this core. And they're doing that and it needs to be eventually excised in order to put an end to what's happening. People need to understand the difference between a muslim and his an and islamicist That is the real problem and we refuse to name it. Raymond.

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"mullah omar" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand

Armstrong & Getty On Demand

01:54 min | 10 months ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand

"Occur this week. It's all up to the taliban. There's nothing we can do to stop it. Well in there are definitely factions within the taliban that are saying no we got to push for more. I mean we've got this incredible leverage. We're not gonna let them get away for fifty million bucks or whatever or let's get some suicide bombers onto these planes or god knows what or let's let them take off shoot a couple of them down. Who knows this. I don't think they want the wrath of the united states. Honestly right now this just in the current leader of the taliban has just arrived in afghanistan. He was in exile. I don't remember what his name is. He's the guy that took all over after. Mullah omar died of natural causes by the way the leader of the taliban we went in. We never did catch or get him. He died of natural causes in pakistan. But the new guy just landed. Maybe they were Keeping the airport together until he flew in who knows why. Because i heard a number of military guys say i'm the taliban i blow up that ronnie all you gotta do is go out there and blow a part of it. Planes can't come in or out. You're done yeah. Yeah well. I guess we hold our breath and we wait and see for developments. I agree with you. I i would not see strategy of Getting into a situation where we decide you know all of a sudden. There's the public will to to bomb the crap outta again. What's the upside. You've really want to run their goat rape in hell hole of a country and as soon as we're out good and out they can do it. You would be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory if you did that as the taliban still it's a hell of a thing to have to count on. Yep you hate to put them in charge of your fate. But that's what we've done.

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"mullah omar" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

06:35 min | 1 year ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"Minutes after two o'clock. Thank you guys say we get a big load Friday afternoon. A new love Friday got border City of Eddie, This'd be corrida. There was reading my name me for next yes might feel off their former DEA agent. For over 30 years. Frequent guest on the show, Miguel, how you been doing, Richard and I am Well, I'm well, You could probably never get sick of hearing that, huh? One of the thing is that Yeah, It's a good Cory. That's probably one of the better ones I've ever heard in a hell of a lot of them from Chapel. Whose mind? Yeah, I mean, that's the way they tell that story again. What is the Cody? The people weren't with us. I don't know. A month ago when we talked about this When you received it. What is it, Rita? A Carino is a balance. It's a Mexican ballad. Ah, lot of the Cory does. In Mexico are written about drug lords. I think I'm the Only American that they've ever ever written and saying a corrido for so, So it's a big honor for me. Not only an American, but the opposite of a drug Lord used to bust the drug lords. There's somebody running. No kidding. You leave where people who came to you and asked you if it's okay with you, right? That's correct. They came to me at a very famous artist out of Mexico City by the name of Vento onion and column and quit with the crow and that he come in yet, you know, it's been about five months. And he said, We want to do a career low about you, and he asked me some questions. Four months went by Richard, then hear anything, And then all of a sudden I get a call back and they said, Well, we just recorded took us a long time because of Kobe. The studio was closed, but there are a musician's apparently contracting Coben. But they did it. And then they wanted me to send him photographs, which I did, which they made it into a Video, and they posted it on YouTube. Michael V. Hills Air Guest was undercover for many, many years in many gene in Mexico. Dealt with they'll chop Odo will Pablo Escobar, you seem all the time on television. He's a guy that looks like Saddam, who's saying you seem on the history channel and all these narco all these narcos? Erie's, which is really cool. I mean, keeps you busy, right? It does it Kings in their busy and especially with Cove in And you know the quarantine, So I do a lot of interviews. I just did a documentary with Beijing, China. And that should be every man in a couple of weeks. Did you yell at him about the fentanyl? I think that was exactly what we discussed. Is the Benton on they actually sent a film crew. Theo Albuquerque, and that worked out well, all right. That's interesting s O The first time we got together. I was sent a copy of deal by the publisher. And I said, Well, this guy's from from Espen neo. We've got to get him on the show. Uh, and then you know, we've been doing this ever since. So a deal was the first book nonfiction and now four novels. Under your belt, The latest call the Afghan warlord, So you move from Mexico. The last one was the land of and generate cartel with a little bit of South America thrown in. Now you move new Afghanistan where you also worked right? That's correct. I I actually developed 25 Country initiative. Called Operation Containment to stop the flow of Afghan here when an opium going into Europe into you know throughout the region. And highly successful as a matter of fact that's still ongoing as we speak. All right. So the book is about the book is fiction, but I mean, you, you know all these. You write him. It's fairly easy for you because it's just, you know, remembering things that actually operations of people, you man relationships you had. You're absolutely right, Richard, because even though they're fiction, there's a lot of reality that is meshed into the book, so a lot of it has to do with my personal experiences. And then you know, I basically right about, you know things that are happening things that have occurred when my own twist added to it. All right. So tell us kind of without giving away the ending. By the way. Is it available now? The Afghan war word. It is. It's available on Amazon. All right, kind of give us a little bit of the plot. How's it? How's it unfold? Basically the main protagonist is a kid by the name of Ah Asadi. Comes from a very poor family. When the Soviets come into Afghanistan in 1979, he joins the mujahideen. He quickly realizes that the mujahideen I'm not able to sustain the fight against the Russians because there's a lot of attrition. Because they were not a paid or me. So a lot of the mujahideen have families. They would have to lead the battles for the fight against the Russian to go support their family, So he comes up with the idea. Since they produce a tremendous amount of here when in the country to start trafficking and heroin to support the mujahideen. A man as you know, in after the Soviet pull out in 1989. Uh, the country just fell into a civil war. And then that's when the Taliban came in with Mullah Omar. So it tracks all of that. And then Mullah Omar helps Asadi consolidate all the Everyone traffic in Pakistan, Afghanistan in Iran, which is known as the Golden Crescent. So it's it's a page Turner. It gives you a very good insight into the drug trade in Afghanistan in that region. It also gives you an insight.

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"mullah omar" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

Talk 1260 KTRC

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC

"You know this? Don't see Quentin Norris Boy. A contact list. Nice story. I didn't come. All right. 34 minutes after two o'clock, guys maybe get a wriggle on Friday afternoon. New Love Fridays got Border City This'd the corrida there was reading my knife me for next guest might deal off their former DEA agent. For over 30 years frequent guest on the show. Miguel, how you been? What are you doing, Richard? I am well, I am. Well, you could probably never get sick of hearing that, huh? One of the thing is that, Yeah, it's a good Cory. That's probably one of the better ones I've ever heard written a hell of a lot of them for Chapman's mind. Yeah, I mean, that's the way they tell that story again. What is the cardi that people weren't with us? I don't know. A month ago when we talked about this When you received it. What is it could either Agree, though, is a balance. It's a Mexican ballad. Ah, lot of the Cory does. In Mexico are written about drug lords. I think I'm the on Lee American that they've ever ever written and saying a corrido for so so it's a big honor for me, not only an American But the opposite of a drug lord used to bust the drug lords. Yeah, there's someone running. No kidding. You leave where people who came to you and asked you if it's okay with you, right? It's correct that they came to me at a very famous artist out of Mexico City by the name of Berto Onion. They call him and quit with the crow. It's that he coming in, You know, it's been about five months. And he said, We want to do a career low about you, and he asked me some questions. Four months went by Richard, then hear anything. And then all of a sudden I get a call back and they said, Well, we just recorded took us a long time because of Kobe. The studio was closed. There are musicians, apparently contracting Coben. But they did it. And then they wanted me to send them photographs, which I did, which they made it into a Video, and they posted it on YouTube. Michael V. Hills Air Guest was undercover for many, many years in many gene in Mexico. Dealt with they'll chop Odo will Pablo Escobar, you seem all the time on television. He's a guy that looks like Saddam, who's saying you seem on the history channel and all these narco all these narcos? Erie's, which is really cool. I mean, keeps you busy, right? It does. It gives him busy, and especially with Cove in And you know the quarantine, So I do a lot of interviews. I just did a documentary with Beijing, China. And that should be every man in a couple of weeks. Did you yell at him about the fentanyl? I? That was exactly what we discussed. Is the Benton on they actually sent a film crew. To Albuquerque, and that worked out well, all right, that's interesting. For the first time we got together. I was sent a copy of deal by the publisher, and I said, Well, this guy's from from Espinel. We got to get him on the show. Uh, and then you know, we've been doing this ever since. So a deal was the first book nonfiction and now four novels. Under your belt, The latest call the Afghan warlord. So you move from Mexico. The last one was the land of in general cartel, with a little bit of South America thrown in. Now you move new Afghanistan where you also worked right? It's correct. I I actually developed 25 Country initiative. Called Operation Containment to stop the flow of Afghan here when an opium going into Europe and T o you know, throughout the region. And highly successful as a matter of fact that's still ongoing as we speak. All right. So the book is about the book is fiction, but I mean, you, you know all these. You write him. It's fairly easy for you because it's just, you know, remembering things that actually operations of people, you man relationships you had. Well, you're absolutely right, Richard, because even though they're fiction, there's a lot of reality that is messed into the book. So a lot of it has to do with my personal experiences. And then you know, I basically write about You know things that are happening, you things that have occurred when my own twist added to it. All right. So tell us kind of without giving away the ending. By the way. Is it available now? The Afghan war word. It is. It's available on Amazon. All right, kind of give us a little bit of the plot. How's it? How's it unfold? Well, Basically the main protagonist is kid by the name of Ah Asadi. Who comes from a very poor family. When the Soviets come into Afghanistan in 1979, he joins the mujahideen. He quickly realizes that the mujahideen I'm not able to sustain the fight against the Russians because there's a lot of attrition. Is that they were not a paid army. So a lot of the mujahideen had families. They would have to leave the battles for the fight against the Russian to go support their family, So he comes up with the idea. Since they produced a tremendous amount of here when in the country to start trafficking and here went to support the mujahideen. And then, as you know, in after the Soviet pull out in 1989. Uh, the country just fell into a civil war. And then that's when the Taliban came in with Mullah Omar. So it tracks all of that. And then Mullah Omar helps Asadi consolidate all the Heroin traffic in Pakistan, Afghanistan in Iran, which is known as the Golden Crescent. So it's it's a page Turner..

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The Trump Administration's Policies in Afghanistan and Africa

John Batchelor

08:10 min | 1 year ago

The Trump Administration's Policies in Afghanistan and Africa

"The foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He's a senior fellow keeps the Long word journal with Tom Johnson and his colleagues. We go immediately to Afghanistan because here during the Republican convention We want to explicate what we can of the Republican intention if it is successful, winning a second term for President Trump and then to remark upon thee. Trump administration's policies in Africa, particularly when it comes to the kind of length organization Al Shabaab on the attack. Billa Very good evening to Afghanistan, you and Tom for many weeks and months now. Have illustrated that the trump policy from the first term was to make a deal with the Taliban and withdraw as much of the American presidents as possible. And hope for the best. I do not expect the Republicans toe have another direction is your sense bill that the military is quit with Afghanistan? As much as the political apparatus is quit, are there of two minds here? Good evening to you, Bill. Good evening, John. Yes. So I agree with you. The Trump Administration is not going to change policy in Afghanistan, Um, barring some type of major events. Um, it's it's just both sides of the aisle are pushing the end The endless wars narrative, which, of course is ridiculous, because the jihadists have a say, and they're going to keep fighting when we leave, of course. We could. You could say something like we wantto end our involvement in these wars. Fine, But the wars will continue our enemies get a vote, and they're nowhere near tired of fighting. The U. S. First the U. S military goes for Afghanistan. Give US military as a whole. Once out of Afghanistan, it's been a drain on their resource is on their energy. Um, I don't. I think they don't see an end. There. They feel again. I'm not speaking for the entire military. And this was the sense I get from millet, you know, from top military leaders. Who have basically signed on signed off on this policy. There's been no objection publicly to this policy of, uh, negotiating with the Taliban and cutting a deal with them, even though they support Al Qaeda. In the meantime, the Taliban and there is Taliban Afghanistan. In several iterations, there's Taliban, Pakistan and several generations the Taliban is preparing for Nearly triumph, but rule I follow from your posting at long word general that Tariq eat Taliban. Pakistan is congratulating the Muslim UMA in general and the Mujahideen in particular on the merger of the two main groups of jihad in Pakistan. Can we regard this as a temporary merger because and they'll be back to fighting over cities or is there some collective push now for the Pakistan, Taliban and the Afghanistan Taliban to work together? So I think there's a push for the Pakistani Taliban in the Afghan Taliban already work close together, Um they Pakistani Taliban fighters have refocused their efforts to Afghanistan. After Pakistani military operations against them. Remember the Pakistanis play a double game? You're You're a good jihadist If you fight in Afghanistan are cashmere, but you're bad jihadists in the fight against the Pakistani state. So this merger that came up really? I found a little surprising because I could point back to a statement in 2015, where the one of the two groups of it's called One of them's Hezbollah, Har. Um, you know, so it had announced that it already merged with the movement of the calibre, or should I say there were ties broken during the turmoil back in 14 4015 with Mullah Omar staffed and when Melissa was alone took over the Pakistani Taliban. Ah, lot of inside baseball, but I won't go into but they had already announced that they had reunited, so something has happened here. Within the last five years. I think this is really sort of There was probably some kind of personality dispute, and I think a lot of this is for propaganda anyway. Really, to just say, hey, look, we're all unified. We're all going to, you know, operate under the same command when I think essentially they were doing the same thing. I go to Africa because you are a U is a long word General have resource is to cover the story of Al Shabaab. We spoke recently of their surprisingly professional looking videos of their recruiting on their training. Now we have a report from long word general of Al Shabaab on the attack hotel military base suicide assault, reminding me that this is a very sophisticated outfit trained with Al Qaeda, Sze Ah complex attacks as Al Shabaab growing and strength to your measure, it does the next Trump administration need to pour more resource is or get out as well. Yes. Oh, Africa has always been fascinating, particularly Somalia. I think some outside of the Taliban Shabbab is the most effective jihadist insurgency in the world. They have They continually take the fight to the rump some Somali government they control 25% of the country despite the fact that you have the African Union and the US and what they could piece together the Somali military and police. To oppose them, and they're there have very good propaganda. As you noted, It's improved a lot over the years and there are very effective at conducting their attacks and keeping their their fighters. Trained and keeping them in the rank and file. Remember, there's been an attempt by the Islamic state to poach from Shabaab, but it's been largely unsuccessful. Not only did they have they conducted major attacks on military bases and hotels, yet another town this one outside of the town of Baidoa, which eyes in sorry the city. If I go, it's probably the second largest city in southern Somalia. Um they took over the town after the Somali military withdrew in the Somali military withdrew from that town because Shabaab was besieging it, so I think Um, I always reluctant to say they're growing in strength. Thes groups have sort of There's an Evan flow to the fighting, and sometimes particularly went outside groups. When the African Union and the US start piling on them. They have some issues, but they're able to await it out. That's the one thing these John, one of the several things that they have. To their advantage. They have the time. You know, that old saying goes, we have all the clocks, but they have all the time While they're very patient in their fight. They're very patient in their jihad. While we have men may have sophisticated military equipment, that's the clocks. They have the time and patients in the will to fight these battles, not enough terms of the US election cycles but in terms of decades Built in general. Now we're at the crossroads for another administration, either, Mr Trump second. Mr Biden's first. Is there any indication pattern worldwide that Al Qaeda is waiting for that decision, or are they staying on the offensive? Matt, no matter who wins. Yeah, I think there are on the offensive. No matter who wins. They do follow the political situation here, but I think they've come to the conclusion that this is just my opinion here. But I think they've come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter again that end the endless wars narrative and and the actions by the U. S government over two successive administrations. Policies of withdrawn, scaled down and whatnot would look to us is withdrawing troops from Iraq. It just closed that the major based ontology or at least US personnel being at that base. Almost 2000 troops are coming out of there. Um, they see this all and nature there taking it all in, and they realized that the end of our fight in administration is not going to counter act. These measures. Bill Rocha

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"mullah omar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

09:46 min | 2 years ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Of negotiated settlement in which Mullah Omar would retain some sort of leadership in Kandahar and workout negotiated settlement with with the man who would become President Karzai. Rumsfeld rejected it. There were several more times in which they were clear paths to negotiate a settlement. That are far better than the deal. We have today but eighteen years into this war. This is the best the United States could get an took it. It's not perfect. They're ambiguities in the plan. There are things that are not clearly spelled out and it doesn't mean that it will also ensure an end to violence. We're likely to see as long as the United States keeps funding the other side. We're likely to see this violence continue and shift into new patterns. And so it's no guarantee by any means and at the same time we have to look closely at what the US is agreeing to You know they have made these claims that they're going to withdraw American troops over time and you really need to look at what the United States has done when faced with troop limits in this war and in other wars is that often resorted to contractors to take up some of those roles that would otherwise be carried out by the US. Military one of the things that I've been looking at in recent years is the outsourcing of contracting the outsourcing of airstrikes when it comes to contracting the outsourcing of intelligence things that allow the United States to continue the war while reducing its over troop levels and sustaining that war with this sort of invisible army and so while there are about twelve thousand. Us troops and honest on right now. They're also twenty six thousand contractors. So there's a really big gap here that people need to watch so what happens to those contractors. It's unclear this deal doesn't address it just addresses. Say the number of troops again. There are twelve thousand. Us troops in contractors. Twenty six thousand more than double. Yes yes there are more than that. And not only that their ten thousand of those are Americans summer third-country nationals summer Afghan locals But those are just the ones that are in country that twenty six thousand there are many other contractors sitting in US bases here as well as in other bases in across the world who are involved in this war from from abroad. I don't mean to sound signal cynical but could this mean simply a hundred percent mercenary army left enough Afghanistan it. It's unclear if they will necessarily be on the ground and in the ways that they were that these sort of mercenaries these contractors functioned in the past. What I think is more likely that you're like Z. To see the continued use of airpower and Contractors Facilitating Matt. They're already doing that right now. There are screeners on. Us bases there and these are contractors. Who are doing this work. Who are watching drone footage to basically give the the calls for airstrikes. So it's this is happening. Right now in his troop levels decrease. You're going to see a shift towards expanding that so in many ways there are probably defense contractors who were salivating at the prospects for this right now. I wanted to turn to the Afghan journalist. Nargis Hawks who is reacting to the news of the US Taliban accord that are highly capable to do not bore during the period of negotiations. The Taliban have repeatedly shown that their views on women have not changed. And this is a concern to us. We call on the Afghan government and the team who will negotiate with the Taliban to consider the freedom and achievements of all Afghans especially women as the bottom line. So what about this? What about what will happen to women now. This question has been an enduring part of this war in the lead up to the war in Afghanistan. Us leaders used it as a rationale to build support for the war and it was successful in doing that We but at the same time. It also manipulated this 'cause You've seen the exploitation of women's rights as a rationale for continuing sustaining. This war. This question of what happens if we leave. The Taliban is not made significant gestures that show that it would take any as of today. At least they have not made any significant gestures that would show that they would allow for mass education for girls You know across the country. There isn't any there. Hasn't been any clear guarantees. But it's also not something that we've seen worked out publicly either so you know there are many women and girls in urban centres. Who HAVE A LOT TO LOSE? And then there are many people in rural areas who basically fair fair the brunt of this war who are basically trying to keep alive every day who are victims of not just night raids and air strikes but also of Taliban attacks and landmines who simply want to see some kind of a peaceful end so you need to take the gender issue into account certainly to mistake the idea that the United States is has used that as a an explicit military goal that there are military officials sitting in a room arguing that this is why we're at war Is really the exploitation of the women's issue? This is not a real consideration. When you're looking at the military ambitions in Afghanistan it was quite something to hear. President trump saying the Taliban will be left to kill the terrorists. This is related to the sort of question of the rise of Isis in Afghanistan. And you know al Qaeda in Afghanistan the sort of affiliates that have emerged and it's fascinating because you've essentially seen a fracturing of the Taliban and people who've splintered off into these other groups which makes it a lot harder to negotiate across the board and now you have groups that once you could they'd been under the Taliban that you could have negotiated with at once through now. All of these different kinds of factions in the United States is struggling to try to figure out who to work with. Who to talk to how to go about even pursuing a deal like this whether or not the people they're talking to have the ability to carry out the the the agreements that are made If that will filter down and so you know there are a lot of questions. About the fracturing of this and whether you know you'll see the United States try to create the idea of the good Taliban and the bad Taliban and and for many those fissures further and who actually negotiated this deal in Doha Qatar for the United States and for the Taliban and what does it mean that the Afghan government was not involved. So the the main on Voi- here was in in these negotiations over the last year and a half has been Khalil side and the Afghan government has been quite upset during this process. Not just because may the former. Us Ambassador to Afghanistan. Who is an afghan-american absolutely yes? He's been involved in this war from very early on on the American side. He is somebody who has pursued these negotiations. Much to the Afghan government's Chagrin. They are quite upset. At their lack of involvement there have been some extreme tensions between Halil Saad and the Afghan government specifically over The the deal struck and you saw that most prominently with the question of detainees. And so you know there really needs to be some kind of a conversation between These negotiators The Taliban and the Afghan government and it will be interesting to see how that plays out over the next week. What about the five thousand prisoner swap? The African government says they are not agreeing to this. The Taliban says that they will not negotiate with the Afghan government. If that prisoner swap doesn't happen I that prisoner swap has been at the forefront of the Taliban's agenda and if you look at the history of this war and attention and the role it's played. We've seen so many who've been detained not just in Guantanamo elsewhere. But Bob Graham and these bases. They're still being held today. And the Taliban would like to see these people returned. It's been a critical point of issue. They struck some kind of the language is actually quite vague in the agreement. And there's even been Arguments over you know what holier than US? Representatives had said that they would negotiate with respect detainees saying that this would never be a prisoner swap would never be on the table and yet it materialized in this agreement and so there are questions about of how much buy in there really is and whether something like that was you know if the Afghan government will match will will reciprocate that and finally when is the ceremony GonNa take place that president trump is going to have. The last one was called off it was around September eleven. That was going to be at camp. David what do you understand is happening? Now it's unclear right now because in large part because of the fact that The Afghan government has responded in this way. Which has really raised questions about what still needs to be worked out between the Taliban and the Afghan government and so it's unclear. Exactly what when? We'll see that actually materialized. But we do know that that there's a conversation that's spelled out to McConnell and thank you so much for being with US ward winning reporter New York Times magazine. Contributing writer future of war fellow at New America. Her investigations have led her to Iraq Afghanistan Pakistan and Syria currently writing a book on the so-called US precision airstrikes. When we come back we go to London. We'll be joined by. Julian assange is attorney. The judge suspended extradition hearings of the wikileaks founder. He faces one hundred seventy five years in prison in the United States. If he sent here for exposing war crimes Afghanistan and Iraq..

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"mullah omar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

08:41 min | 3 years ago

"mullah omar" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Were taking part in a televised Frank they had no idea that the men that were working for North Korean agents, Asia's lawyer police because the. The evidence against was quite a bit weaker that that is why the prosecution decided to drop the charges the three unexpected, and it leaves just a single defendant. Now, we don't know yet. Whether the Vietnamese defendant is going to testify on all she's supposed to be giving a sworn statement today in court now, we don't know where that's going to go ahead, but CGI Asia's Loyd did say they've have separate legal teams the given the charges being dropped against her. The Vietnamese defenders lawyers may also now petition the attorney general to say what they've said all along which is that it's always this is a political facination nation. The North Koreans all fled from Malaysia. Or in some cases were allowed to leave under is just unfair. These two women who clearly don't have any motive for this Kellyanne should be the ones on trial Jonathan had and the trial has now been adjourned for three days when he hangs lawyers petitioned the Malaysian attorney general for the charges against her to be dropped as well. New research suggests the state of the world's oceans is worse than scientists had feared the team from the university of Edinburgh and Manchester have discovered fragments of fishing equipment and micro-plastics inside animals living on Scotland's only insured deep water coral reef, their mind, mingling complex is designated a marine protected area yet the tiny plastic fibers have been tending starfish and sea worms one of those involved in the project is professor Murray. Robots water struck down to about two hundred meters depth that completely in darkness these corals. But they grow fueled by food is swept down to them from the surface currents, and the coral Sarah grown for about the last seven thousand years, we believe this place is a very pristine environment. You would have thought this is an area very far from that human footprint, but within these animals that grow amongst the corals, we found about ten percent of them have these tiny, micro, plastic politics. We don't know what they're doing today. These animals necessarily. But the very fact man, there is telling us a lot about how widespread these things have become in the marine environment. Does it mean that plastic is basically everywhere at least to that depth of two hundred meters in the seas? And indeed is down to the full depths of the oceans what's fascinating about these coral reefs off the island of Mandalay is that very closely connected to the surface waters, which are washed down by the title dynamics in that area every six hours. So that very closely connected to what's going on in the surface to this is relatively close to the shore are any parts of the oceans free of plastics at this point. It seems that the answer is sadly, no. So now the question is to understand firstly. What does that plastic due to the animals are living in the great depths of Yoshihiro? Does it have Demetrius effects? Or is it rather a benign substance, plastic as we know is very very long lasting. It's relatively inert. So that's a really important scientific question to understand. Well, what does it do to these animals now that doesn't take away from the fact that we should not be throwing our trash in the sea? We need to do a lot better. And it's fantastic to see the efforts that are being made to move away from single use plastics and to prevent the release of plastics into watercourses, which eventually, of course, all end up in exactly the same place out in the open ocean, professor Murray robots from Edinburgh University at one point after the attacks of nine eleven he wants the world's second most wanted man yet despite a ten million dollar price on his head Mullah. Omar, the former leader of the Taliban was never found and died in two thousand thirteen now. A new book called searching for an enemy has revealed. Read details about how the fugitive hidden plain sight for years chief international correspondent least you set reports from the Afghan capital Kabul, was often said the elusive Taliban leader was hiding somewhere in Pakistan. Well. Well, US led forces searched for one of the world's most wanted men. Now a book by Dutch. Journalists Betty Dom has revealed that Mullah Omar lived for years in a secret room in a house close to a major US military base in Afghanistan US forces did search the house once but never found him. Her findings are based on extensive interviews, including with the man who protected Omar until his death from in two thousand and thirteen. She was told the Taliban leader listened to the BBC's Pashtu language service for news. He wasn't able to run his telephone movement of those statements were often issued in his name, but he said to have approved a Taliban office in the Gulf state of Qatar where talks are now taking place with US officials about trying to bring an end to the war that he told the BBC that Afghan intelligence in the province of Zobel, Manila, Mars, birthplace strongly. Suspected he wasn't Afghanistan. But the dominant narrative. Was that he was in neighboring Pakistan and US military operations failed to find him the Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden who also had a huge bounty on his head was found and killed by US forces in Pakistan in two thousand and eleven and this month, the US offered a new million dollar reward. In the hunt for Hamza. He son chief international correspondent lease to set in Kabul, tributes being paid to Kelly Catlin, the American cyclist who died after apparently taking her own life. She helped the United States cycling team to three consecutive world titles on the track and also won an Olympic medal. The newsroom's Alice porter told me about her career. I think the death is such a young woman with so much talent has really show the lots of people in cycling community as you say she won gold medals on the track with a US women's team pursuit at the two thousand sixteen twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen world championships. She was also part of. The US women's team that won silver at the rea- lympics, and she also had a lot of success as an individual competitor. She took the bronze medal in the individual pursuit at the world championships in two thousand eighteen she competed for Ronnie, you hce slightly on the road. But when she wasn't cycling. She was studying. She was clearly very academic. She graduated last year with a degree in mathematics and Chinese and she was in the midst of studying computational and mathematical engineering at Stanford University. So clearly a very bright young woman with a lot of narrow higher flyer. Both academia and sport. What's being said about the circumstances surrounding had well, she was found dead on Friday in her room on campus at Stanford University by another student and her father's done an interview with Valerie news in which he confirmed that his daughter had died by suicide describing the heart of losing her as unbelievable now in that same magazine Kelly Catlin had given an interview less than two weeks ago. And she was like. Open about talking about the challenges of studying while being a professional cyclist and said the precious she was under describing it as as juggling with knives may cyclist they've been paying tribute to her the president of USA site clean the glass the governing body for the sport. He described her death as an immense and devastating loss. Now, of course, suicides very complex. But I think her death could well raise questions about the pressure on sportsmen and women and the mental health provisions for them. On Kelly Catlin has died at the age of twenty three. But a breaking news here in the UK. Fifteen year old boy has been charged with the murder of Jody Chesney in London. According to the metropolitan police, the teenager who can't be named because of his young age would appear in court on Monday, the killing of Jerry Chesney, along with that of a seventeen year old boy in Manchester sparked an outcry here in Britain over the recent spate of stabbings of young people just gone five nineteen GMT. This is the newsroom from the BBC World Service. I 's once had dreams of a global caliphate. But most of the groups diehard supporters have now surrendered to Kurdish forces remaining Jihadist Sanal confined to tiny piece of land outside the village of in eastern, Syria. But even as the battled harden is to make a final stand what of their families who've surrendered and the people such as the enslaved now Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville sent this report. This.

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